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Friday, November 13, 1914.
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Full Moon, and; Last Quarter, 10th;
Vew Moon, 17th; First Quarter, 24th.
WEATHER FORECASTS Jo\ a^
Harrisburg and vicinity: llain to- F
night. Saturday fair and colder. ytrWT
Kastern Pennsylvania: Haiti to-night, jr S WKSA
'•older in north portion. Saturday fair I V]i7J;_aJ
and colder. Fresh southwest to south i
winds becoming strong this afternoon i*
and to-night and shifting to west tSat- 1r
YESTERDAY S TEMPERATURE IN IIARRISRURG
Highest, s(>; lowest, 06; 8 a. m., ofi; 8 p. in., 48.
DON'T STOP! DON TSTOP! DON'T STOP!
Under tlie above heading a pitiful appeal has
been sent out to the people of Pennsylvania to con
tinue their succor of Ihe starving and helpless Bel
gian people. It is a wonderfully forceful appeal.
Jt goes right to tlio heart. 'lt brings a lump into
the throat. 11 brings the tear to the eye. Jt cuts
deep. It impels one to make answer with all of the
heart's liberality and to I lit- extent of one's means.
Here it is. Read it:
DON'T STOP! DON'T STOP! DON'T STOP!
"lunger doesn't stop. Winter doesn't stop. Suffering
Eveu though the war should stop to-night, Belgium's
need would go on for months to come.
(iive as you can! Give until your conscience is satisfied!
Then start to prick the conscience of your neighbor!
Life, liberty, happiness. We have life and liberty here
in our peaceful homes. We have happiness only as we
make others happy.
"I AM HUNGRY"
One lone man —lean, gaunt, weak—utters these pitiable
words at your door —and you give him food.
r ii Belgium this minute—and in Holland whence Belgium
refugee" have fled —a million such men and a million such
women and three million such children arc saying: "I am
They are shivering in the wintry winds that already
'I heir homes are gone. Their fathers and their brothers
have gone. I heir work is go,ic. Their hope is almost gone;
but they forget all these things in remembering the one
thing that is not gone; their iiU.NGER.
That appeal ought to bring the answer from the
good people of llarrisburg. They have done well.
They can do better. Our belief is that they will.
IJon'i stop giving! (Jive NOW!
WHEN SCHOOL TEACHERS MEET
Boys and girls in schools of Dauphin county
have other advantages to gain from the sessions
of their teachers which closed to-day in the House
of Representatives than that of getting a week's
holiday. The institute was held in their interests,
and whatever ideas were advanced or suggestions
made, were for their benefit.
The teachers of the county did not gather here
to plot against the life, health and pursuit of hap-
of any of their pupils. They were not here
tVuevise means of making lessons more difficult or
assignments more uninteresting, nor were they lis
tening to lectures on how to make school work
more complicated in general. No. they were not
here to plot against their pupiljj but to plan for
Educators have learned that good teaching does
not mean so much the compelling of children to
do tasks as the transforming of tasks into pleasures.
School children object to doing many things simply
because there is an element of compulsion involved
iri the matter. Work which they do spontaneously
is work well done, because they have an interest in
it. and follow rules they have learned not by rote
but by heart.
Realizing all this, present day educators discuss
problems of school administration not to the dis
advantage hut, to the advantage of the hoys and
girls. Speakers told the teachers at (lie House of
Representatives that they should not make school
work an uninteresting routine hut should give boys
and girls some freedom, some opportunity to show
originality. The choiee of subjects for compositions
is an instance, a matter which has been except ion
ally well treated by one of the lecturers.
The first gathering of school teachers in this
country as an institute was in the days when schools
were principally "kept," not "taught,"—in the
HABKISBURG STAR-IN PEP EN DKX'l', FRIDAY EVKNI+NU, IN OV EMBER I' 6, J914.
days of 1830. That was in Hartford, Conn., and the
presiding officer was Noah Webster, author of the
oue text-book common to all grades of all schools,
the standard dictionary.
There is something peculiarly appropriate in the
fact that the man who called to order the first
teachers' institute in the country should have been
the man whose authority will be consulted by teach
ers and students in this country as long as the lan
guage lasts, the man whose one stupendous work is
a treasure for all time, whose great accomplishment
is only 100 little appreciated. Many school teachers
need to get better acquainted with the first insti
tute president, and then introduce him to their
Educational methods have changed since the early
days of teachers' institutes, but many of the old
problems remain. Questions which have been agi
tated for decades still need agitating and still take
their places 011 institute programs.
At the early teachers' conventions among sub
jects frequently discussed were such as: "The
Education of Female's" and "Proper Education far
Agricultural Populations." The way in.which the
former subject designates members of the fairer
sex, in the cold Cooper style, indicates that to the
lecturers who handled the subject school girls were
about as real to them as they were to Cooper, which
is to say, about as alive as mute mechanisms. The
latter subject, concerning the teaching of agricul
ture in rural districts, has been plentifully talked
about, but the powerful words yet remain to be
spoken which will put such courses in the fullest
Talks at teachers' institutes have largely directed
the progress of public education by creating new
ideas and suggesting new procedures, but there
are many matters concerning the welfare of pupiis
which have uot as yet been strongly enough pre
sented, and which will continue for some time to
provide subjects for discussion at city, county,
state and national gatherings of educators and
There was no danger of a Stock Exchange panic on this
Friday, the thirteenth.
Kaiser \\ illielm has clipped off the upstanding ends of
his mustache. Good example for American college boys.
What has become of the economy talk of the City Com
missioners who are now said to be considering another
increase in the tax rate?
Dr. Stough has got them working. We refer to the
people's consciences. Some person has anonymously re
turned a dollar he owed the State. Perhaps the Farnsworth
Cup will turn up next.
it becomes necessary again to remind persons who con
tribute letters to the Star-Independent's "People's Column"
that this newspapor will not print communications from
writers whose identity is not revealed. A letter is at hand
signed "A Presbyterian," the writer of 'whitli has failed
to attach bis name to the sheet. In cases where it is re
quested the names will not be printed but the Star-Inde
pendent must be informed of the identity of its correspond
ents before publicity will be given to the documents. This
is ordinary newspaper practice.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
SHE PITIED HER
Young Wife (rather nervously)—"Oh, cook, I must
really speak to you. My husband is always complaining.
One day it is the soup, the second day it is the fish, the
third day it is the joint. It is always something or other."
Cook fwith feeling)—" Well, mum, I'm sorry for you.
It must be quite awful to live with st gentleman of that
An English colonel, at kit inspection, said to Private
"Ha! Yes. shirts, socks, flannels, all very good. Now,
ean vou assure me that all the articles of your kit have
buttons on them?"
"No, sir," said Private Flanigan, hesitatiug.
"How's that, sir?"
"Ain't no buttons on the towels, sir!"— London Tit Bits.
THIS HURT HIM
"Ob, doctor, I have sent for you, certainly; still, I must
confess that I have not the slightest faith in modern med
"Well,' said the doctor, "that doesn't matter in the least.
You see, a mule has no faith in the veterinary surgeon, and
yet he cures him all the same."—Exchange.
SURPRISE FOR OFFICIALDOM
He was a postmaster, and rats in his office were plaving
havoc with registered letters. So he wrote to bis chief,
and his chief wrote to his chief, and so the matter went on,
till about six months later, when he was older and grayer,
he received official permission to keep a couple of eats.
For a month all went well, but then he was compelled to
forward to headquarters this omnious message:
"I have the honor to inform you that the senior cat is
absent without leave. What shall I do?"«
The rats were busy again, and would BOOH be eating the
coin as well as the envelopes of the registered letters. It
was impossible to wait another six months for official direc
tions. So he took the matter into his own strong hands,
and a week later wrote:
"Re absent cat. I have promoted the junior cat and
have taken into Government service a probationary cat on
The high officials are still trembling at his audacity.
"There will have to be new rules made here, or I shall
give notice," said the hello girl in the telephone office to
'.he chief clerk.
"Why, what's the trouble!"
"Well, some of the things said over the wires are not
fit for me to hear."
"Oh, that's all right," was his flippant rejoinder. "You
can't expect to work around electricity and not get
A BIT FAR FETCHED
The firing was hot in the lines at the Aisne, but the
German soldiers did not appear to relish tho peppering
they were getting from the Britishers, and so kept cover.
One of our menj getting tired of this excessive caution, was
struck by a brilliant idea.
"Waiter!" he shouted.
Instantly half a score of Germans sprang up involun
tarily, only to receive a volley that laid many of them low.
—London Tit Bits.
[Tongue-End T opicsj
Loud Report Startles Station
Much excitement was created in the
Pennsylvania Railroad station the oth
er afternoon when a loud report like
that from a revolver caused a special
policeman to detain an innocent woman
for an instant after the crowd pointed
her out. She was carrying, according
to report, a small balloon filled with
gas which was suddenly crushed in the
crowd and exploded. Fingers were lev
eled at the womau and a policeman
grasped her arm.
"Where's the gun?" he asked,
thinking she had a revolver concealed
in her coat.
"I hnve no gun. It was a toy bal
loon." she replied holding up the mute
evidence, —a small bit of rubber, —in
her Augers. The policeman did apt
seem to be convinced very readily but
close examination of tho bit of rubber
satisfied him. There followed quite a
lot of tears, for the vanished balloon
belonged to a little boy who was
toddling along with his mother. She
had relieved him of it thinking to in
sure its safety when passing through
the station crowd.
* * *
Girlie Getting Early Start
"Give me some samples, please,"
said a little girl to a drug store clerk,
The request is a common one in drug
stores, but this little beggar seemed to
be more in earnest about the matter
than is usually the case.
"What kind of samples do you
want?" asked the clerk, as though tak
ing an order.
"Powder and cologne, I es
pecially," was tli e prompt reply.
"Well, I'm sorry, but we haven't
any just now. We may not got any until
about Christinas time."
"Then I wish you would save some
for inc. I want samples awfully bad."
" What's the idea?"
"Why, five of us girls are going
around getting samples of powder and
cologne, and we're going to get all we
can and then save it until we get big,"
came the serious answer.
Smiles were exchanged as the girlio
left the store.
* * *
Plummer's Boom for Treasurer
Up in Blair county Kditor Frank
Over, of the Hollidaysburg " Regis
ter," has brought out former Repre
sentative J. Lee i'lummer, of Holli
daysburg, for the Republican nomina
tion for State Treasurer in 1916.
That's a pretty long way off. Mr.
Pluminer was a member of the House
in the sessions of 1903-5, being the
chairman of the Appropriations Com
mittee in 1905. For party servico he
wan made the Republican nominee for
State Treasurer in 1905, aud was de
feated by \\ illiam H. Berry, who was
then Mayor of Chester, having been
elected as a Democrat. Berry was chos
en for candidate by Colonel dames M.
Guffey, the Democratic leader, at tho
suggestion of "Sam" Hudson, a Phila
delphia newspaper man, and he ran
like wild fire in a clearing, defeating
Plummer by a large majority. Plum
mer appeared at the extra session of
the House in 1906 and then retired
from politics. He was a good, clean
man, and it was said that lie had been
intentionally put up for defeat, but
there was nothing in that story. Berry
was made State Treasurer, the Oapitol
graft scandal wa s unearthed by him,
and there were few who regretted his
election. Pluminer remained quiescent
until a year or so ago, when he again
came to the front as the Republican
leader iu Blair, and this year he was
very active for his party. Now his
demand that he be given tho
nomination for State Treasurer.
♦ « *
He Rejoices in Focht's Victory
Captain John V. Miller, of Lewis
burg, a clerk in the State Banking De
partment, was one of the happiest men
on Capitol hill over the election of
Congressman Ben K. Focht. Captain
Miller is a Civil war veteran with a
most enviable record as a fighter, and
was a member of t'iie old Fifth Penn
sylvania Reserves, commanded bv Col
onel Seneca G. Simmons, of Harrisburg.
He is a staunch friend of the Lewis
burg editor, and on election night, in
Lewisburg, when it was certain that
Mr. Foc'hft had been elected to take
his old place in Congress, Captain Mil
ler organized a procession oif one—all
by himself—and marched and cheered
himself hoarse. There were other pro
cessions in Lewisburg at the same time,
but nope so unique and interesting as
this of the old soldier.
J,200 INDICTED FOR VOTEFRAUD
Kentucky May Beat Ohio's Record of
Lexington, Ky„ Nov. 13.—i Twelve
hundred indictments have been returned
in Pike county on charges of elcctior!
frauds, and as many more men are ex
pected to be indicted before the Grand
Jury finishes its investigation.
A similar inquiry will begin soon in
Letcher and other counties, it being al
leged that the frauds were general
throughout that judicial district in the
election two years ago.
The investigation is the most sweep
ing since that in Adams county, Ohio,
three years ago, when more than 3,000
voters were disqualified for similar
'Punishment in this State is disfran
chisement for five years and prison
sentence. The Court of Appeals docid
ed that the Kentucky election was
fraudulent and dismissed the Circuit
Judge there, appointing his opponent,
who, on the face of the returns, was
shown to have been defeated. Some of
the most prominent men in eastern
Kentucky are said to be among those
indicted. The names arc not made
Doing nothing is a lesson in doing
'T'HE "Swagger-Whaggle" is the mostinter-
A esting overcoat that ever landed in this
Big Clothing Store.
It proclaims style. Every new feature
about it strikes the fancy of the man who
does not wish to appear too old nor yet too
young—the "Swagger - Whaggle" is every-
You've seen it worn by the well-dressed
men, on the street, at the game or to the
Big wide lapels give a certain, sturdy ap
pearance to this handsome overcoat —the
armhoies are extremely large—the skirt is
full and roomy and drapes very gracefully.
W k-baucsw. The "Swagger Whaggle" is made of those soft
springy, rough fabrics and genuine handwoven Conne
mara Tweeds. It has been given a waterproof treat
ment which assures shapeliness and
MjA protection from dampness and rain. CrJpflßF
Wm m H y° u are interested in a very %JJJ wop Lwfe.
B novel and serviceable overcoat, step Jr
W ' n and let us show you some excep- wWg
tional values at S2O and $25.
. Globe-Balmacaans by the Hundreds
I hat s the way we vc sold these sensible serviceable waterproofed c>;its
And why because men know that GLOBE-BALMACAANS are without
equal at the price. Many snappy models to seleet from in either lijjht, medium
or heavy weight rough Scotchv weaves and English Tweeds.
sls and S2O
t Boys' Balmacaans at $7.50, $lO & $12.50
Bahnaeaans are just as popular with the boys as thev are with men—
.they are cut and tailored along the same smart, snappy lines—loose
swagger models with convertible collars—made of beautiful rough
• Tweeds—sizes up to 18 years. Unequalled values al $7.50, SIO.OO
Mackinaws are $5 and $6.50
Your boy need have no fear of cold weather if lie wears one of these
warm, comfortable mackinaws—Norfolk style—with large shawl collar
and patch pockets—made in many beautiful two-tone effects. Exceptional
values at $5.00 and $0.50.
Chinchilla Overcoats, $5 and $6.50
hor the little fellows J to 10 years old there is no cold weather coal
that so completely answers the purpose. In Oxford, Gray, Navy and
, Brown—plaid lined. Unusual values at $5.00 and $6.50.
Mothers: We offer six dollars and fifty cents worth of service in
GLOBE SPECIAL TWO PANTS SUITS for boys at Jjk
Mrs. Kxe (complainingiy)—Such j
servants as we get nowadays! Mrs. Wye j
—Well, one can't expect all the vir-j
tues for $4 a week, you kdow. Mrs.'
Exe —But I pay $5. —Boston Tran-1
This May Happen to You.
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THK CiiasE National BANK /js^r/P*V\
Mr. Kinser was among those who perished in the tire which entirely de
stroyed the Missouri Athletic Club, St. Louis, resulting in the loss of 33 lives, lie
was insured under the GENERAL Accident's Utopia- Policy paying double in
demnity for injuries caused by burning buildings.
ACCIDENT INSURANCE IN THE
Is the Maximum of Protection to Your Family
I. MILLER, Gen. Agt. 103 N. Second St.
The Business Instinct
j The business man noticed that tiie
i friend he was talking to continually
j examined his watch.
"Dqn't let me keep you," he said,
"if you have an appointment."
"Oh, no," said the other. "I sent
| 1 lie wife to London tbis morning on a
visit and took the precaution oi.' in
juring her at the booking oflice of 500
pounds. J am just thinking that I shall
know in another twenty-five minutes if
I have 500 pounds or a wife.''—Man