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Saturday, November 14, Ittt4.
SUM. Moil. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat.
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Full Moon, *Jnd; Last Quarter, lOtli;
New Moon, 17th; First Quarter, 24th.
' Harrisburg and vicinity: Continued
j fair weather is indicated for to-night
| and Sunday without much change in
LcSSr" Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair to-night
J and Sunday. Warmer Sunday. Light.
aKHjI variable east winds.
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, 66; lowest, 44; 8 a. m., 45; S p. m., 57.
REOPENING OF THE COTTON MARTS
The decision reached yesterday by Ihe authori
ties of the New York Cotton Exchange, followed
promptly bv a like decision on the part of the man
agers of the New Orleans cotton market, to reopen
for business next Monday, bears evidence to a
decided revival of confidence in the financial circles
of the country which became so seriously disturbed
when the European war started.
Liverpool Cotton Exchange for several days
has been permitting unrestricted transactions and
the fact that trading is now to be resumed in the
chief cotton marts of this country is an important
step in the direction of restoring normal conditions
throughout the textile trade which thus far has felt
the effects of the war very materially. Comment
in this regard made by a financial writer in this
morning's issue of the "New York Sun" is of spe
cial interest just now. He savs:
Tbe decision to reopen the New York Cotton Exchange
makes an important contribution to the recovery of busi
ness and banking confidence. The prospect of it has un
doubtedly been one of the influences in the further relaxa
tion of foreign exchange and in the easing of the domestic
money market. It means an addition to the volume of the
country's general business and will help to loosen up the
banking position, while it will certainly stimulate an in
creased export movement of cotton. * * * *
Naturally tbe Cotton Exchange developments added to
tbe increasing encouragements for an optimistic view of
% allies, and Wall Street found further occasion for hope
fulness in the persistent strength and activity of the irregu
lar and disorganized securities market. The Broad street
curb market looked like old times, and in other varieties
of Street dealings the demand for securities exceeded the
supply. Dealers in bonds and notes could only report both
growing demand and growing firmness.
The trading in general securities in the New
York Curb Market has thus been resumed with suc
cess and conditions there very much resemble those
before the start of the European hostilities. The
managers of the New York Stock Exchange have
been taking a wise and conservative course in keep
ing that great securities mart closed, but, the trend
of events in the financial and business circles of this
country raises the hope that it will soon be possible
1o resume trading on the Stock Exchange without
jeopardizing the business and banking interests.
PROFESSIONALISM IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL
The day lias passed in which advantages of foot
ball to colleges and universities have been seriously
questioned. The sport has become as much a part
of the life of higher institutions of learning in this
country as the courses of study. Some persons
deplore such a condition of affairs, but their objec
tions arc drowned in the shouts and cheers from
the bleachers and grandstands about the gridirons.
The enthusiasm for the game of passes, dashes and
goals is too far above the cooling point to be
Among the warmest supporters of college fool
ball, however, differences have arisen. In the ranks
of the players and spectators themselves there lias
been dissension. Teams have disagreed, games have
been canceled and enmity between institutions has
sprung up. The trouble is all about professional
I here is no telling .just where tlie idea originated,
but somebody in a burst of genius once suggested
that men who have played as professionals, who
have received money at some time for working on
teams,-should not be permitted to engage in inter
collegiate athletics. That was a brilliant idea, or
so it seemed to be at the time. It is to-day back of
FTARRISBITRG STATMNQEPENDENT, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 14, 1914.
most of the misunderstandings and difficulties of
Most football teams have members who once have
played or now are playing for money whether it
can be proved against them or not. College men
who make the teams frequently have had training
somewhere, —have been developing their abilities
before entering college. In many cases their serv
ices have had cash value and they have received
money before entering college; sometimes after
entering. They did not do wrong in accepting it
so long as they earned it and did not lie about it.
They did not do wrong in trying for their college
teams and in playing on them if they qualified, so
long as th y made no deception of the fact that
they had been paid players.
Moral wrong, however, is done when players lie
about having received money; when coaches, teams
and institutions practice deception. The real blame
rests with regulations concerning exclusion of pro
fessional players. Harm is done because some
schools engage professional players for their teams
through liberal inducements, while other schools
which oppose them on the gridiron have no such
Fairness in the sport cannot be assured by having
"rules"' barring professionals. That plan has failed
because so many subterfuges have been discovered
by the clever collegians. The efforts to eliminate
professionalism by fixed agreements among colleges
have done little save encourage deception.
It must be admitted, however, that if intercol
legiate football teams are actually to be representa
tive of bodies of students who go to college pri
marily to study, professionalism must go; but it
must also be admitted that the so-called agreements
to eliminate professionalism have not eliminated
it. Some other method of barring players who are
paid, by casli or by other considerations, must be
found if college football is to become college sport.
The solution is not yet in sight and until it appears
there will be at least a certain amount of'profes
sionalism in college football: but even before the
solution is found the ''agreements" which encour
age misrepresentation and deception should be
Tootball results are almost as uncertain as election
One good thing about having a college football game
in town is that we learn how high it is proper to turn up
our trousers this season.
I he railroads are going to put up the passenger faies.
Well, what can you expect if the Interstate Commerce
Commission persists in refusing to permit them to raise
the freight charges to a fair figure?
It is reported there will be keen rivalry between the
"V are and the McXichol factions in striving to make the
most impressive display in the Brumbaugh inaugural
parade in Harrisburg. It is not likely, however, that hos
tilities will reach the point where the state police will have
to do any shooting.
No, timid reader, that uproar you heard wafted acioss
the Susquehanna river from Island Park this afternoon
was neither the war cry of a band of invading Cossacks
nor the battle hymn of charging Mexican revolutionists.
It was merely a mingling of the college yells of the sup
porters of the Buckuell and Gettysburg college football
teams in their aunual gridiron scrimmage.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
WHY THEY SMILED
At a country fair in Jersey one of the fattest visitors
sat down in a pavilion to rest her weary feet for a moment.
She couldn't imagine why everyone who passed was so
amused. Since she is very sensitive on the subject of her
size, she concluded it was the cause of this amusement, and
so she decided to Search for a less conspicuous seat. She
glanced around and saw that she had been sitting in front
of the guessing cake table directly under the placard:
"Guess my weight and I am yours."—Exchange.
DURING THE TRAINING
It was Private Smith's (whose number was 234) first
church parade, and, having done a good deal of marching,
he was naturally feeling the effects of it during the
service. He had not been iu church long when the rev
erend gentleman announced the hymn:
"Number 254. 'Art thou weary, art thou languid?'"
Private Smith shouted with a loud voice: "Not half!"
LET US BE JUST
To hell with the Hohenzollerns and the Hapsburg.
Now, don't be hasty. There may be decent souls in
Hades entitled to consideration. The sudden arrival in
their midst of the two most devastating families of Europe
would be hardly fair. —London Opinion.
SHE DIDN'T MEAN IT
Old Gentleman (who has just finished reading an ac
count of a shipwreck with loss of passengers and all hands) j
"Ha! I am sorry for the poor sailors that were
Old Lady—"Sailors! It isn't the sailors; it's the pas
sengers I am sorry for. The sailors are used to it."
A LOGICAL QUESTION
A witness, in describing a certain event, said: "The
person 1 saw at the head oKthc stairs was a man with one i
eye named Wilkins."
"What was the name of the other eye?" spitefully asked ■
the opposing counsel.
The witness was disgusted with the levity of the audi
A young lady sued for damages in a case of breach of '
promise of marriage. She was offered £2OO to heal her [
"Two hundred!" she exclaimed. "Two hundred pounds I
for ruined hopes, a blighted life! Two hundred pounds for I
all this! No —never; make it two-fifty, and it's a bar- j
gain!"— London Tit Bits.
"My friend," said the solemn man, "have you ever done
aught to make the community in which you live the better
for your living in it?"
"I have done much, sir," replied the other humbly, "to
purify the homes of my fellow beings."
"Ah," continued the solemn man, with a pleased air,
"you distribute tracts?"
"No; 1 clean carpets."—Exchange.
[Tongue-End Topics j
The Public and the Firebugs
In view of the fact that there have
been a number of suspicious fires in
Harrisburg and Dauphin county recent
ly, and one of the firebugs has been
sent to the penitentiary, the following
from a circular just issued by Chief
Fire Marshall Baldwin will be of in
"In the investigation of the cause of
suspicions fires the Fire Marshal De
partment is severely handicapped be
cause people who are able to throw
some light on the conditions existing
before and after the fire absolutely re
fuse to furnish the information, basing
this refusal on the ground that they are
not interested and do not car c to get
mixed up in the case. The firebug is one
of the most dangerous of criminals;
nevertheless, unless he is caught red
handed in the act, or confesses to his
crime, it is almost impossible to secure
a conviction. The sympathy of the pub
lic, to a greater or less extent, is with
the man accused, as the people go on
the theory that, as the loss comes out
of the insurance companies nobody is
damaged, forgetting the fact that the
insurance companies base their premi
ums upon losses, and that every crooked
fire loss is, in the last analysis, paid by
the honest insurer."
Around the Flags in the Capitol
Every day in the rotunda of the
capitol may be Witnessed some inter
esting incident in connection with the
old battle flags sealed forever in their
crystal Aid bronze cases. On e day it is
an old soldier, leaning on his crutches,
pointing to the flag of his regiment in
fighting for which he lost his leg. And
he goes over every detail of the fight
to the time h e had his leg shot off, and
then, with the consummate modesty of
the hero, he stops and lets imagination
do the rest. Again it is an old woman
who looks lovingly on an old standard
and tells the woman by her side that
her husband went out "under that flag
and never canie back.' 1 The other morn
ing a small woman, bent and worn,
halted at the case just inside the door
and looking at a flag bearing the card,
"First Defenders." She stood for some
minutes in contemplating the banner
that was carried through the streets of
Baltimore by the first body of troops
from the North that reached Washing
ton. "My husband marched under that
flag, ' she said proudly to oue of the
guides, "and lie fought all through the
war. He wore a star before he left the
army," and she turned away with a
tear in her eye. "That's my grandfath
er's flag." said a young fellow taking
off his hat. He was on his way back
to college and stopped over to see tbe
flag under which his grandfather had
marched from '6l to '65, and he was
a very proud youngster. The capitol
guides witness many similar incidents.
McManus-Leeds Rivalry Recalled
The rivalry between the McNichol
I and Vare Republican factions in Phila
-1 delphia as to which shall make the
| finest turn-out at the coming inaiigura
j tion of Governor Brumbaugh recalls to
| mind the famous factional rivalry in
i that city between the McManus and
f Leeds factions in 1878. James McMan
; us was the '• big boss" and William
, was aspiring to the bosssliip, and
| there wasn't any love lost between
j them or their adherents. At the He
publican convention that nominated
Henry M. Hoyt for Governor in 187S
both factions decided to attend and as
a distinctive uniform the McManus fac
tion wore white high hats and the
Leeds faction black high hats. They
j came to Harrisburg about 500 strong
| each. Nothing of a disturbing character
happened as the two clubs passed each
other on the march to the convention
hall, but it was evident that the march
ers were under a powerful self-restraint,
and it only needed a word or a blow
to have started a first class riot. On
the evening after the convention had
adjourned the two clubs left Harrisburg
at the same time, but not on the same
train, and they arrived in Philadelphia
within a few minutes of each other.
There they had the liveliest kind of a
row near the old Pennsylvania station
at Thirty-second and Market streets.
McManus in time gave way to Leeds,
but the old war horse was game to the
last, and retired with honors.
Square Sleeves in Coats
When Signor Mariuetti gets his fu
turist clothing from Home he will cer
tainly add to the gayety of nations if
his revolutionary ideas lead him to
wear the garments. One of his ideas
is to have coats with one round and
one square sleeve, and in order to
avoid the monotony of modern meu's
wear he goes further and predicts that
"the futurist will have patches of col
ored cloth, which he will stick on his
suit at different times of the day to
suit his fancy and his occupation. It
will be simple to adjust and essential
Shopping in Rrazil
In Brazil it is considered undigui-'
fied for a lady to go shopping. Usually 1
a servant is sent for samples, and if it
is a hat the senorita wants to buy a 1
box or basket containing several of the
latest styles is sent for her inspection.
—St. Louis Republic.
DO YOU SUFFER
When your kidneys arc weak and
torpid they do not properly perform
their functions; your back aches and
you do not feel like doing much of
anything. You are likely to be despond
ent and to borrow trouble, just us if
you hadn't enough already. Don't be
a victim any longer.
The old reliable medicine. Hood's
Sarsaparilla, gives strength and tone to
the kidneys and builds up the whole
system. Get it to-day. Adv.
TU FORCE DEMOCRATS TO
ESPOUSE THEIR CAUSE
, Kf-f' : " <<
SAayi ct.. £iOKDOII: ,
Women prominently identified with
(he suffrage movement met in Cbntta
iiooga. Tenn.. in the first annual con
ference of the Southern States' Worn
mi's Suffrage Association. Prominent
among the speakers were Miss Kate
Cordon, oft New Orleans, president of
the association; Miss Cristobel Pnnk
burst, of England; Mrs. Medlll McCor
rnick, of Chicago, and Mrs. O. H. P. Bel
mont. of New York.
i lie principal subject discussed was
n scheme through which the democratic
party might be compelled to champion
tlie cause of votes for women. Mi's. Me-
Cormick spoke iu favor of a suffrage
amendment to the federal constitution
Miss Gordon favored a scheme which
embraced the State's rights princip!e
and said that the women of the South
should unite in their efforts to obtain
a declaration in favor of woman's suf
frage in tiie next national platform of
the democratic party.
QUEEN mmAPPEAL IS
RESPONDED TO LIBERALLY
BY THE AMERECAN PEOPLE
l-iondon, Nov. 14, 6.30 A. M.—Amer
icans have been liberal iu response to
Queen Mary's appeal for 300,000 pairs
of socks and belts for the soldiers at
the front. Through Lady Arthur Paget,
who is prominent in the relief work in
behalf of the soldiers, the need of a
fund for the supply of these articles
was brought especially to the attention
of American women. In discussing to
day the response to this appeal hadv
"The generosity of my countrywom
en and countrymen is most gratifying.
Every day I receive parcels from all
parts of America. Already 15,000 pairs
of socks have been sent to me, many
accompanied by touching letters from
women, children and shop girls. Some
say there is nothing they could spare
except an hour of daily knitting, but
that they gladly yielded their leisure
time to help the men in the trenches.
Many business houses sent socks. The
gifts are forwarded immediately to the
men at the frout with the explanation
that they are from American friends.
The soldiers are duly grateful for the
Lady Paget lias received the follow
ing letter from Queen Mary:
"Buckingham Palace. Nov. 7.—Dear
Lady Paget: The Queen is much touch
ed at the very large number of socks,
belts and shirts being made and sent
to you for our troops by friends and
well wishers in the United States. Can
yon find some opportunity of expressing
to them Her Majesty's very grateful
thanks for this practical mark of sym
"The things will be of the greatest
use. It is with real pleasure and gratifi
cation that Her Majesty accepts them
and hopes that your friends will con
tinue their gifts through you. Believe
ine, yours truly,
German Cruisers Sail at Daybreak
Valparaiso, Chile, Nov. 14.—The
German cruisers Leipzig and Dresden,
which came into this |>ort yesterday
morning and spent the day in taking
on provisions, sai\pd awav this morn
ing at daybreak.
BOWMAN FOR CUT
IN THE TAX RATE
lontinurd From Firm I'afir.
until our regular revenues are avail
Paid $35,00<> in Old Debts
"It is true that we used $55,000
of the 1914 revenues for paying a
part of the city's indebtedness—part
of that had been accruing for upwards
of ten- years—but it must also be un
derstood that if we had not done that
we now would be iu debt that much
more than we are. Our tax rate for
1914 would have been at least a mill
less in such circumstances. We cannot
levy a tax that will bring in unneces
'' As I see it, the taxpayers were not
put to an extraordinary hardship by
reason of the 1914 tax rate remaining
the same for the nine-month fiscal
year as prevailed in other years of the
full twelve months. Our debt is reduc
ed by $55,000 and now we arc in good
shape to cut the inillage. Appropria
tions made in 1914 provided for only
nine months' business in the highway
department and the Department of
Public Affairs. That is true, but at
the same time we allowed the Park
Department the regular twelve months'
"Our printing bills in 1913 were
something like $13,000. Last year
year we appropriated $5,000 and I
have been given to understand that not
all of that money will be used. We
have saved money through various
ways. The $55,000 we used to cancel
old debts, this year will more than off
set the cost of operating the several
departments during the three months
which were not provided for in the last
Would Borrow Water Funds
"In other words," Mr. Bowman
continued, "our appropriations for the
A XYTHING that is worth safeguarding is
worth safeguarding well.
The safest place for such important papers as.
wills, insurance policies, agreements, deeds, etc.,
is a safe deposit vault.
They are secure against loss from theft and
fire—they will be there, intact, when you seek
them to-morrow, next year or ten years from
We have triade the third addition of boxes to !
meet the growing demand for absolute security.
Boxes rent for only $2.00 and upward a year.
213 Market Street
Q Capital, $300,000 Surplus, s.'<oo,ooo ■X.
Open for deposits Sat. evening from 0 to 8
I.AST DAV ron THIS WEEK'S EX
CELLENT 1111.1. OF VAUDEVILLE
The Lawn Party
Another Hia Vaudeville Rill
KIDK of Tramp CoiitedianN and
In a Xfw Sketch
ROWI.AM) A CLIFFORD'S
Bit; MUSICAL FUN SHOW
COMPANY OF r.O
A WORLD OF TANGO DELIGHT
MIiHT PRICES, 25c, 50c, 7Be A Si 1.00
Beloved Adventure Series
Pardners With Providence
Showing the IIIK rnllronil wreck
tliat look |il«i'r at PhtllipHburK, Pa.,
a few weeka alto.
highway and police departments will
carry those departments over until the
first of the year. We appropriated all
our revenues. In 1915 we will not have
a $55,000 indebtedness facing us anil
that amount of money can be used to
care for the deficiencies not heretofore
"It is true that we may be com
pelled to borrow money, but I do not
think it will be obtained through the
banks. Wo have excess revenues in
the Water Department, which now are
bearing only two per cent., and so far
as I can see there is no reason why we
should not use that and pay but two
per cent, when we would, bo compelled
to pay six if the money were borrow
"The several improvements ami
changes which the commissioners now
are planning to make in 1915, it seems
to me, can be taken care of vorv nice
ly and even then v.'e will be able to
reduce the tax rate by a half mill."
t'ontlniird Kroin First Pagr,
woman, "she's in the back of the
"Is she a. Christianf''
" Well, she's half a one."
"Go fetch her here, and she'll get
the other-half," said the evangelist as
he went on his way through the throng.
A little later the old woman brought
•her daughter down the aisle, indicat
ing her to the evangelist.
"There's your husband," said Or.
Stough to the wife. "I)o you know your
husband? Well, if you do, go kiss
The husband drew the young woman
to him, and for a long time the couple
remained in a strong embrace.
Boys and Oirls Crying
Other married couples cainc forward
together, as well as mothers and daugh
ters and fathers and sons. A number of
boys and girls wore in the throng, ac
companied by parents or alone. They
cried pitifully, joining their sobs to
those of their elders. Drunken men were
in the throng, and men with the marks
of dissipation 011 their faces. In strik
ing contrast were pretty young girls,
anxious to unburden themselves of their
own peculiar little sirs.
The invitation was extended last
night differently than the preceding
night. Evangelist Stough first asked all
present who had been praying for per
sons near and dear to them to raise
their hands. He then had them rise and
come to the front. The demonstration,
■he said, was to show sinners in the
'building that Christians cared for them
and were praying for them.
Prayers Go Up From Throng
He asked the men and women and
'bovs and girls at the front to crowd
as close as possible, and then told them
each to pray for their loved ones in just
two words, " My father," "My son,"
"My shopmate," or "My neighbor,"
as the case might be. No sooner had he
made the suggestion, than loud cries
went up from the crowd. Sobbing be
gan, women threw themselves on the
sawdust or on the benches, and tho pro
cedure went beyond human control. Dr.
Stough called to the cooperating min
isters to lead in prayer, and one after
another they lifted their voices by
strong efforts cbove the crying of the
After about ten minutes of incessant
no .N'T LOSE THE SHOW TO-DAY
Anil He in em Iter That
Monday, Tuenday, Wedneaday there
will be a new bill, including
A. DREAM OF
An I£laliorate Mnilcal Spectacle
Be ami 10c
EVE.MXGS and Ise
IIS* INSPIRATION-—lt-reel KAI bM.
Featuring Tom Moor.*.
UOSEMARV roil KEM EM IIK A\CE
--reel Net IK Bruma
i AKTIfIR .JOHNSON an Lord i'eell,
In L'eloveii A«|venture S.-rle*
Monday and Tuesday
IN TUNE WITH THE WILD
3-act Drama, Featuring Katlil.vn
j William*—Great Jungle I'ictur.*
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i weeping and praying, Ur. Stough made
himself heard, and ;<,sked the people to
take their seats, calling for ail in the
; building who wanted to "get. right with
j C.o<l "to sit on the front, benches. After
about two hundred had responded the
' i doors were opened for persons who
1 vared to, to leave. The greater part of
the audience left the building and the
I after meeting began.
; The trail hitters knelt in the saw
I dust and repeated the evangelist's pray.
II er after him. Then followed the scene
'J of public professions and hand-shaking.
' j The trail hitters, after signing their
; i cards, congregated lor a long while in
j the building, women and men embracing
j one another and sobbing on one anotli
j or's shoulders.
Passages From Sermon
| Passages from Dr. Stough's sermon
'; last night follow:
i of people shake hands like dead
! j fish.
Some of your old spare rooms smell
jso of dead air that a self-respecting
; mosquito woitldn't stay in them.
Some of you have dedicated your
, | homes more to card playing than to
t j anything else.
You business men are courteous t>
t j your customers whether you are to your
wives or not.
For every church you have in this
city, for every benevolent institution,
and every agency you've got to lift
men upward and Ifeavcnward, you have
five to drag them downward and Hell
i I don't wonder that so many boys
and girls go astray, I wonder that so
many go right.
What in the name of God is a father
for. if not to guide and guard the foot
| steps of his boy and keep him out of
; the snares and pitfalls of a city's life.
I do not wonder so many girls in
I Harrisburg go wrong, when their moth
: I crs give them no words of warning.
| All universalists are not in the uni
■ versalist church.
You better cry now for your sons
and daughters than at their caskets.
"Growcher doesn't look vcrv cheer
ful. But you must give him credit for
one thing. He doesn't quairel."
"Humph!" exclaimed the excitable
man. "He's so ill natured that no one
wants to get well enough acquainted
oven to quarrel with him."—Spokane
Is Your Home
Ready for Winter?
The most important item in get
ting the home prepared for cold
weather is fuel.
Kelley s Coal is the best coal
mined and it burns with least
waste because it is as clean as it
is possible to make it.
Your furnace will be ,eafly to
manage if you burn Kelley's Hard
Stove this Winter. It is uniformly
sized and rich iii carbon. Tho
price is $6.70.
H. M. KELLEY
1 N. Third Street
Tenth and State Street#