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Wednesday. November 18, 1014.
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\ Villi Moon, 'Jud; Last Quarter, 10th;
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WEATHER FORECASTS f
Vlarrisimrjj :>ml vicinity: Fair, con- lQ|fe
tinifc'd '-old to-night with lowest torn
perature ;iboiit 2S degrees. Thursday '
Knstern Pennsylvania: Fair to
and Thursday, warmer Tlmvsday. Light Sy>N>owu "
variable wind? becoming south.
YESTERDAY S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, 37; lowest, 27; S a. m., 2"; 8 p. m., li 2.
THE PLIGHT OF POOR POLAND
Cracow, capital of Austrian Galicia, is reported
1o be in flames and about to fall before a Russian
bombardment. Galicia was formerly part of Poland
aud Cracow was the residence of the Polish kings.
In the neighboring territory which was once part of
Poland and now belongs nominally to Germany and
to Russia, villages have been destroyed in great
numbers by instruments of war and natives are now
without shelter and without food.
Poland has no manifest part in the great conflict
abroad, because there is no Poland. The great
nation, for it once was great and was a nation, has
had its identity absorbed by the three Powers which
have overlapped it.
The greatest power in central Europe at one time
was Poland, —then a proud, glorious, spacious Po
land. Perhaps the nation's nobles were too reckless
and its ladies too frivolous. At any rate, the gay
court one day disappeared. After eight hundred
years in the family of nations, Poland dropped out
completely so far as national identity was con
When Poland's tale was settled at the Congress
of Vienna almost a century ago, Russia, Germany
and Austria, each of which got a slice, hoped no
doubt that the arrangement would be permanent.
It is only temporary, however. A plan by which a
patriotic people like the Poles are torn apart may
seem all right to diplomats representing everybody
but the Poles yet it is not a plan which will work
out. The spirit of liberty has again been aroused
in these people by the outbreak of war, and while
they are being trampled upon by the armies of the
Powers, they are yet thinking of their country
which once was and of their country which is to be.
Poland cau not declare its neutrality, for two
parts of it arc governed by Austria and Germany,
and the other part is under the iron rule of Russia.
It cannot speak, because it has 110 voice in the diet
o£ nations. It has been a battleground since the
outbreak of the war and its people have suffered
untold miseries. great battle between Russians
and Germans is now developing 011 its soil. The*
capital of its kings is being destroyed. It can only
suffer in silence, hoping that future treaties may
right past wrongs. Poor Poland!
A DETECTIVE WHO HAS MADE GOOD
Joseph Ibach, a city detective, according to iu
formation contained in a petition signed by seventy
tive responsible citizens who are asking the City
Commissioners to establish a detective bureau in
Harrisburg with Ibach as the chief, has recovered
stolen property valued at $32,025.78 in the last
three years; he has made 275 arrests and helped in
137 others; he is on duty an average of fifteen
hours a day; in ihree years he has had but four
days vacation, and it should be recalled in this
connection that a policeman works every day in
the week, having no regular day off on Sunday or
at any other time.
It might have been added to the petition that
Ibach does a great amount of clerical work in con
nection with the city detectives' duties, attends
personally to a great amount of correspondence,
"mugs and measures" all the criminals for the
"Rogues' Gallery" and takes the finger-prints and
other data for the Bertillon system. His yearly
salary is slightly more than SI,OOO.
Whether there is actually need in Harrisburg
just now of a separately organized detective bu-
HARRIfVBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, WEDNESDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 18, 1914.
reau is a question that the City Commissioners
must discuss and decide. Involved in the discus
sion must be consideration of the economical ex
penditure of the City's money. There is, however,
no question about the fact Detective Ibacli deterves
an increase in pay to make his saUry commensurate
with the amount of service he renders the City.
There is no economy in underpaying a detective
like Ibach. It has been demonstrated that he has
saved in actual cash for Harrisburg property-own
ers many times more than the amount of his salary.
If Harrisburg does not pay Ibach what he is worth
some other city will.
SELF-GOVERNMENT IN SING SING
Sing Sing will soon be quite select. That the
gentlemen who dwell in the institution should have
a voice in the selection of a warden is the suggestion
of a man to whom appointment to the office has
been offered. His words, as quoted in the New York
"1 would not go to Sing Sing unless 1 knew tho
prisoners there wanted me to come. 1 am jut'eer
tain how their preference would be expressed."
What fine consideration for the rights of the op
pressed! No respectable convict could well desire
more. The prisoners in Sing Sing should at once,
assemble and unanimously elect the candidate.
After the election, all would be harmony and hap
piness. The warden could call a meeting of all in
mates interested in the welfare of the institution,
whenever a new member should apply for admit
tance. They could then pass on the qualifications
of the applicant and if they should conclude that
his presence would lower the moral tone of the
institution they could refuse to admit him.
Then too, the residents of this self-governing com
munity might convene sometime Avhen they grow
tired of their quiet mode of living, and carry a reso
lution to the effect that whereas they deem such a
move most conducive to their own well-being, Sin<sr
Sing be abolished.
FOR A LASTING SETTLEMENT OF THE WAR
The present struggle involving all Europe will
be the last great war, in the opinion of Professor
•T. P. Lichtenberger, expressed in an address to the
I'hilomathean Club in Philadelphia yesterday. Pro
fessor Lichtenberger added:
After the present struggle there will be a reaction which
will raise industrialism to the point where war will involve
a useless waste and expense not to be borne.
Certainly the prediction of the professor em
bodies the hopes of the entire world, but whether
there is a chance of its fulfillment depends on the
basis of settlement finally agreed upon by the na
tions now at each other's throat. In the last analy
sis of the causes of the present almost world-wide
strife the basis of it all is shown to be racial hatred.
This hatred is bound to reappear in form of future
hostilities unless the war is adjusted in a way that
will eliminate to the greatest possible extent the
hostile feeling among races that has remained dor
mant since previous encounters.
The war must be settled'in a spirit of true mag
nanimity shown by the group of nations that finally
triumphs toward that group that ultimately is de
feated. There must be a willingness on the part of
the victors to make concessions to the vanquished
that will eliminate the sting of defeat. If whole
sale indemnities and unjust reprisals are to be de
manded it would result only in leaving sore spots
♦ hat would lead to fresh outbreaks of hostilities at
a future time. Reference to recent past warfares
in Europe is all that is needed to convince one of
the truth of this assertion, for the present conflict
is largely the result of dissatisfaction with the terms
of settlements of racial wars that have gone before.
Professor Lichtenberger's prediction can come
true only if the victorious nations can, in the inter
est of world-wide welfare,—in the interest of hu
manity,—subjugate the right of might to the right
of right in agreeing to the terms of settlement.
The DRW sleeveless ball gowns arc probably not popular
in Saskatchewan where the mercury dropped yesterday to
18 below zero.
It is a pretty safe prediction that the war tax imposed
on the brokers of the New York Curb market will ulti
mately fall on the Wall Street lambs.
Now that election is over the business interests of the
country seem inclined to give the new laws, designed by
the Washington administration to help them, a fair chauee
to do so.
Kven if it is true, as the superintendent of the Auburn,
N. V., public schools snvs, that the dress of the Auburn
school girls constitutes a moral menace, it is likely that the
menace will not, last long now that 7«ro weather is in
The Turks, as evidenced by the report that they have
tired on the flag of Uncle Sam, are becoming a bit reckless.
United States, howover, will not become hysterical about
the incident and will suspend judgment until the facts are
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
UP AGAINST IT
"Tough neighborhood I live in. People steal everything
I leave in my shed."
"Why don't you put a padlock on the door!"
"I put on a fine one and somebody got it the first night."
—Kansas City Journal.
"What happened to Babylonf" asked the teacher of her
"It fell!" cried the pupil.
"And what became of Nineveh?"
"It was destroyed."
"And what of Tyre!"
A REGULAR CUSTOMER
A clergyman, having performed the marriage ceremony
for a couple, undertook to write out the usual certificate,
but being in doubt as to the day of the month, he asked:
"This is the niuth, is it not*"
"Why, parson," said the blushing bride, "you do all my
marrying, and you ought to remember that this is only the
| Tongue-End Top icsjl
To Start the Senate Bight
Two Harrisburgers who will again !
hold positions of prominence in the
State Senate are Herman P. Miller and
W. Harry Baker, their selection hav
ing been agreed upon at a meeting of
the Republican Senate leaders in Phila
delphia last week. Both have been con
nected with the Senate so long that
they are regarded as fixtures, and ineed
it would be rather embarrassing for a
new Senate to organize without these
two officials to see that things were
i in apple pie order for the grand open
ing. Mr. Miller as Senate librarian,
with the preliminary preparations un
der his care, and Mr. Baker, as Senate
secretary, to see that everything is
done just so in accordance with prece
Thirty-seven Years in Senate !
Mr. Miller haa beeu iu the Senate
for thirty-seven years. He was a page
at first, a little fellow in short trous
ers with an obliging disposition that
gained him many friends and kept him
in his place until he became chief
page. In 1887 he was made Senate Li
brarian, and he has held the place ever
since. When a Senator wants some
thing he never thinks of going to any
body but Herman Miller, aud he gen
erally gets what he wants. He has been
•a competent, earnest worker all the
time, and he never makes mistakes.
Nothing is too difficult for Mr. Miller
to do for the comfort or welfare of a
Senator. He keeps the run of legisla
tion and lends a hand wherever re
quired, and when the time conies to
compile and edit a new edition of
Sniull's Legislative Hand-Book he un
dertakes the task cheerfully, and it is 1
not a light one. When Mr. Miller is
not looking after the Senate he baa a
side line in real estate, insurance, etc.,
and he seems to be doing quite well,
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Baker Sets Things Moving
W. Harry Baker—cut that W—also
went into the Senate as a page, and
lie was one of the brightest lads that
ever filled the .job. You couldn't keep
a boy like Harry Baker in the back
ground, and ho was always around the
clerk's desk doing little things to make
the work of the others easier, so he
was made assistant Senate Librarian,
and by and by* he was placed at the
desk and made assistant to the chief
elerk. Then a new place was made
for him, Senate secretary, and ho was
at home. Without Harry Baker the
Senate couldn't begin business. He
prepares all of the resolutions for the
opening, has them placed in proper
hands, sees that the men holding them
are recognized and he starts the wheel* j
of legislation iu the Senate to moving
so smoothly that there is never a
creak. He has the details of Senate
procedure at his finger ends.
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Arranges All the Business
Baker arranges all business for each
Senate session, sees that everything [
is in its proper place for the work to I
go ahead smoothly, and when ho says}
the word the chaplain steps to the j
front and opens the session with
prayer. But he wouldn't do it unless'
Mr. Baker told him to go ahead. There j
isn't a bill introduced in the Senate
that he doesn't know where it is, and !
he coaches the President pro tem. in t
all parliamentary routine. When the 1
Lieutenant Governor is in the chair!
Mr. Baker does the same kindness for 1
I him. Some-body has to do it in order j
to keep things straight, and Harry j
Raker is the man. He has friends'
j among statesmen and politicians of all j
parties, and he, perhaps, knows more j
them personally than any other
man. Mr. Baker is secretary of the!
| Republican State Committee, He is'
interested in the Harrisburg Athletic!
| Club, is a Mason of high degree, and j
j he loves to gpt to his cottage at Mt. I
i Gretna. His diversion in Philadelphia
while at Republican State headquar- j
i ters is talking over tje long distance
j telephone to a small son in this city!
| who is just learning big words.
Dr. Mullowney's Book on China
"Made iu Ilarrisburg," is rather a
; good label. Many things come from l
this city, from sun bonnets to type-!
| writers. One of the latest as well as
1 one of the best things to emanate j
I from here is a book bv Dr. John .J. j
, Mullowney, assistant chief medical in- 1
I spector in the State Department of |
[H«alth. His book is entitled "A;
Revelation of the Chinese Revolution,"!
and as Dr. Mullowney lived for many \
years in China and knows his subject
thoroughly, he writes with convincing
energy. He lias no use for the present \
President-Dictator— Yuan Shi-kai —
whose history he reviews in scathing,;
merciless terms, but he pays hig'h trib-i
ute to General Hwang Using whom he
terms the brains of the Chinese rovo- \
lution. And, by the way, General
Hwang Hsing expects to roach Phila
delphia this week and to remain there;
a year at least, studying some of our i
governmental problems. Dr. Mullowney !
does not think that patriotism is dead j
in China. One day China will come in
to her own and be in truth as well as
in name a Democracy. The book is just j
from the press. Incidentally Berlin;
publishers seem to be quite active dc-!
spite conditions engendered there by 1
the war, for a leading publishing house [
of Berlin has asked Dr. Mullowney for!
permission to translate and publish his
Dance at Country Club
Mr. find Mrs. Robert M. Rutherford,!
of Steelton, gave a dance at the Coun
try Club, last evening, in compliment
to Miss Louise CarneV and the debu
tantes of the season. -Music was fur
nished by the Cpdegrovy orchestra.
■ in mi maum
THE QLOBE THE GLOBE
The North Winds Do Blow
Now For Overcoats—
f We're Prepared—Are You?
Remember Thanksgiving Day is
but one week off —and remember, too,
that your apparel on that day will be closely
Those Chesty Double Breasted Overcoats
A Lively New Overcoat Idea—
An* overcoat with class and distinction tai
lored into its every stitch—note the lon# roll
ing lapels—the semi-form fitting style—velvet
piped cuffs—the narrow shoulders. The right
kind of an overcoat —at the right time.
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BAD MISTER CROW KILLS
LITTLE DUCKAND ROBINS
Hearing of This, Dr. Surface Tejls How
to Kill the Crows By Feeding the
Destructive Birds With Poison
An observant bird lover in the
northern part of Pennsylvania wrote to
State Zoologist H. A. Surface, asking
"What shall we Jo about the crows?
We have such a multiplicity of them,
that we can count them by hundreds iu
one small neighborhood. We have a line
chance to raise ducks, but it is im
possible as the crows take the little
ducks right out of the creek. It is a
constant warfare with us to save our
little chickens when they run at large.
The real tragedy was when t'hey took
young robins from nests in trees not
over eight feet from the house. Two
nests were thus broken up last, sum
mer. I saw this done, but too late
to save the young birds. We love the
robins, and to see them destroyed by
! crows is hard to bear. 1 want the sop'g
birds especially." To this appeal. Prot.
i Surface replied as follows:
"The crow is not protected by law,
although there is no bounty offered for
it. It can be shot, trapped, poisoned or
, killed in any way possible, and yet be
legal. I recognize its depredations as
i destroyer of poultry and birds, and
the longer I live and the more I learn
about it, the less do I think of the
bird that is famous for not being as
'black as its feathers.'
"I believe it would be possible to
destroy them in great numbers by poi
soning them. Grains of corn could be
soaked in water without poison aud
placed where the crow could find them
and feed there, and get accustomed to
coming to that place to feed. Then
corn could be soaked in strychnine so
lution, or after having been soaked in
water alone the skirt of ttie grain could
be raised with the blade of a pen knife
and the tiniest bit of strychnine intro
duced under it. This would overcome
the bitter taste that would come from
soaking the corn in the strychnine so
lution, About one grain of this poi
soned corn can be used in the propor
tion of five grains of corn soaked but
not poisoned. The crows would eat it
This May Happen to You.
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~ CHIEF ACCOUNTANT
Mr. Kinser was among those who perished in the fire which entirely de
stroyed the Missouri Athletic Club, St. Louis, resulting in the loss of 33 lives. He
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 tQ Your Family
I. MILLER, Gen. Agt. 103 N. Second St.
and soon be finished. Of course, it
would be necessary to guard against
killing poultry by this means ot' poi
| soning. It would be illegal to put it
! out ior long use, but it would be legal
to place such poisoned corn where i
crows could obtain it, and watch it,
and remove what the crows do not take
away. The point is that if properly
safe guarded and all remnants later
collected, it would be proper and legal
to use poison.
"There is no doubt but that crows
are increasing in numbers and in de
structiveness when they become so
abundant as they evidently are -in
your region. Where they are less
abundant they do perform a valuable
service in nature as destroyers of in
sects; even though at a certain time
of year they are liable to pull corn
and otherwise attack the farmers'
STEIGEL DESCENDANT DIES
! Aged Woman to Be Buried on Spot
Where Old Church Stood
Marietta, Nov. 18.—Word reached
here to-day announcing the death at
Newport of Miss Mary M. Horning
whic'h occurred from infirmities of ap,e.
•She was S4 years of age, and a nat'.ve
of Manheim, and for many years, at
tended the Feast of Roses ceremony at
that place, she being a direct deatend
aut of Aaron Steigel, who gave- the
church to the people of that place Her
body will 'be buried on the spot w'here
the old church stood in 1770.
2,850 Hunters' Licenses in Lebanon
Lebanon, Xov. 18.—Up to noon to
day 2,850 hunters' licenses liad been
I issued by County Treasure); John E.
I Hartman to the gunners cf Lebanon
i county. This lacks only 2t> of equaling
| last year's record mark. The, cold weath
| er and the proximity of Thanksgiving
Day is expected to bring the mark up
to 2,900 'by the time the holiday ar
Artistic Printing at Star-Independent.
Two Injured in Quarry Mishaps
Marietta, Nov. 18.-—'George 11. «ohn
son, employed at th.j Baker quarries,
was seriously injure! yesterday when
a stone fell from a distance of thirty
feet and struek him on the head. The
scalp was laid open about six inches.
Isaiah K. Parley, employed at t'he same
place, was run dqfffn by a cart and
badly cut and 'bruised.
Theme C'burmlnK laifimln Art Now
•1 Their Beat
S. S. "BERMUDIAN"
| ho da tile record—4o hours—ls th«
newest and only twin-screw steam
i ship sailing to Bermuda, and the
j only onp landing: passengers at the
doelc at Hamilton without transfer
! by tenrter.
i 'lound Trip with meals • )Ka ia
! imtl stateroom berth #■"«* u p
For tuil particulars apply to A. K.
OtT Kit lilt m<;K A tO. ( Asfali Use*
li'*'■ S. S, Co., 1.14., 2ft Broadway, New
I Verki P. I.OK.VK HHIUMIIL, ltia Ma*,
k !» St.. Mnrrlabura, Fa., *r lajr Tick*
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NET WEIGHT IN FOOD LAW
Will Bo Applied to Bags of Green Cof
fee Prom Abroad
By Associated Press.
Washington Nov. 18. —Opinions re
; lating to the operation of the net
weight amendment to the fooil law, an
nounced to day by the Bureau of Chenv
istrv, stated that l'or the present it
would be applied to bags of green cof
fee received from abroad.
Contents > of cans of oysters, clams
and shrimps, it was announced, had
, been stated iu terms of the weight ot'
drained meat they contain. Contents
of packages of fresh oysters should bo
stated in terms of measure, or, if there
is a trade custom to the effect in terms
of weight, according to preference of
In view of the decision of the referee
board of consulting scientific, experts,
the bureau, it was stated, would not ob
ject to the use of a small amount of
alum in the preservation of pickles.
It was announced that so-called tama
rind sirup, which owes its flavor to
citric, or tartaric acid, its color to
caramel, and contains only an imma
' terial amount of tamarind, should be
labeled ''immitation Tamarind sirup.''
B. R. T. Elects Officers
The following officers were elected
last night at a meeting of the Blue
Mountain Lodge No. 694, Brotherhood
of Railroad Trainmen: W. M. Speely,
president; P. M. Miller, vice president;
1 W. P. McNeal, secretary; George H.