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Private Branch Exchange. No. 3280
Private Branch Exchange, - No. 245-246
Thursday, November 19, 1914.
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Full Moon, 2nd; Last Quarter. 10th;
New Moon, 17th; First Quarter, 24th.
WEATHER FORECASTS f
Harrisburg and vicinity: Unsettled
weather to-night and Friday, probably
rain. Colder Friday.
Eastern Pennsylvania: Tiain to night *7
and Friday, snow in north portion.
Colder Friday. Fresh northeast winds **
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, o"; lowest, 26; 8 a. m., 27; S p. m., So.
SANE ATTITUDE ON SMYRNA INCIDENT
It is noticed that even the jingo press of this
country is not treating too seriously the situation
that has arisen between United States and Turkey
as the result of the action of the Turkish garrison
at Smyrna in tiring 011 a launch from the American
cruiser, Tennessee. Even the yellow journals, or
most of them, arc displaying enough patriotism to
restrain themselves from shouting'""War" at a time
when war with Turkey would bring with it the pos
sibility of the United States being plunged head
long into the whole of the European muss.
It is hardly likely that when the Turkish authori
ties have responded to what is practically a demand
of the State Department in Washington for an apol
ogy, there will be any grounds remaining for I'ncle
Sam to declare war on the Ottoman Empire. In
the first place it is altogether improbable that the
shots fired at the Tennessee's launch were meant
for anything more than a warning of the possible
presence of mines in the harbor. At worst the act
could have amounted to nothing save an outrage
on the part, of a reckless garrison whose attitude
will be repudiated by the Turkish government.
Turkey lias enough trouble on her hands wifhout
courting a war with Uncle Sain, and the American
people are taking the wise course in determining to
wait calmly for Turkey's explanation which is
practically certain to remove all basis for contro
versy between that country and this.
SAFETY IN CROSSING STREETS
Self-preservation may be an instinct, but reck
lessness often gets the better of it. The crossing of
streets provides an instance. Some persons do not
seem to heed anything, not even their own danger,
when they are intent upon getting to the other side
of a busy city street. Pedestrians need to con
sider carefully "Safety First."
New York City has been having trouble at its
street crossings. It seems to be giving the matter
more attention now than it has in the past. For
one thing its street cars have recently adopted the
near-side stop. Harrisburg is not New York, yet
the exercising of care in this city at crossings where
-is heavy is of proportionate importance.
llarrisburg's traffic regnlations are most favor
able to the safety of pedestrians and its traffic po
licemen are energetic and capable. A person need
not experience difficulty in crossing at a busy cor
ner so long as he knows the traffic regulations,
keeps one eye 011 the traffic policeman and uses
average common sense.
A pedestrian has no right to cross a street except
at a corner. At corners motormen and chauffeurs
must exercise care. Between corners, however, ac
cording to the decision of a Philadelphia judge and
to the dictates of common sense, drivers of vehicles
are not responsible if persons get in front of them
anil get damaged.
Even though Market street, in its recent torn up
condition, has been an inconvenience in some re
spects, it has served to force some contrary persons
(o cross the street at the places where they are in
tended to cross, which is something of a gaiu.
THE SIX-DAY BICYCLEGRIND
Over in New \ ork, in the Madison Square War
den, they are holding this week the annual six-day
bicycle race, a variety of so-called sport that has
in it little if anything that actually appeals to true
sportsmanship. In it a dozen or more pairs of
bicyclists arc riding around ami around a bowl
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT. THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 19, 1914.
shaped board track while a few hundred "fans"
are dozing away in an atmosphere tilled with to-v
bacco fumes, willing to be awakened only when the
word is passed tliat the riders have brokeu into a
sprint after half a day's lethargic pedaling to no
effect so far as the relative positions of the con
testants are concerned.
Each team is composed of two men who relieve
each other at will, so thai there is not even the ele
ment of brutal interest thvre used to be in the old
days when individuals instead of teams.-were pitted
against each other in a contest to determine which
rider could stave off insanity for the greatest
period. In the present contest one team, barring
an accident of good or bad luck, is sure, through
most of the week, to keep even with the others in
the score, and the only element of uncertainty is in
the final few hours when all teams strive to capture
the cash prizes by pulling a lap or a fraction of a
lap ahead of their rivals.
The race has no glory and little if any physical
benetit for the contestants and the bulk of the box
office receipts go to the management which usually
is far from efficient.
But what of the spectators who pass most of their
time slumbering in many hours' accumulation of
foul air? At a baseball or h football game even
those persons who go to look on without taking any
part in the contest benetit to the extent of getting
their lungs full of fresh oxygen, but as to the benetit
that comes to the spectators at a six days' bicycle
grind,—well, there is none.
ANCIENT CRACOW THREATENED
That the main body of the Russians is proceed
ing unmolested lo the attack of Cracow in Austrian
Gaiieia, as reported in to-day's' dispatches, does not
look promising for ancient Cracow. The city with
its mighty fortress is considered as impregnable as
Berlin or Paris, yet tire is said to be spreading in
the. northern section and the bombardment is cer
tain to do irreparable damage.
Cracow was the capital of Poland's glory when
Poland was a leading nation and was glorious. The
national life centered about the city and it was
one of the most important municipalities in Europe.
It is an old town, with its origin, like that of
Rome, lost in tradition. It has suffered its share
of the hardships of Wars which have swept over
Europe. On four occasions it has been in the hands
of foreign invaders, anil its present experience, al
though new to its present inhabitants, has 110 nov
elty in the city's annals.
Cracow of to-day, iu a peaceful state, lias been
the most characteristically Polish of any of the
towns of the former kingdom. With its partial de
struction many relics of the Poland of the past are
110 doubt perishing. It has paid the price of being
an important military outpost in the military
scheme of Austria, a position which it has filled
through no choosing of its own.
The one-time capital of one-time Poland lias been
noted for its many churches, with their treasures
of gold, silver fcpd rare marble. The fate of these
shrines and thair precious contents in the city's
present condition can be imagined.
One cannot help wondering whether the custom
of posting in front of the churches announcements'
of all deaths occurring in the city will be adhered
to in these days when the inhabitants of the place
are. perhaps, perishing in multitudes.
Meantime, what are we going to do about a new High
Who has started a fund for the relief of the innocent
war sufferers in Poland?
If those Turkish shots were actually meant to hit that
launchful of American soldiers the Turks ar# very poor
Toothache is no excuse for getting drunk according to a
ruling of a New York Magistrate who sentenced an offender
to have the tooth pulled. This is .justice not tempered by
If Captain Decker, of the Tennessee, hud regarded the
Smyrna incident as of a very serious nature, his first report
following the occurence would have contained some refer
ence to it. Captain Decker made no report of the shooting
until he was called upon to do so by the State Department
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
CALL THE FIREMEN
An old worthy who was in the habit of calling each
evening at the village inn for a "drop o' the best," found
the landlord one night polishing the taps. After a few
remarks about the weather he received his nightly dram.
After he had gone the landlord discovered to his horror
that he had supplied Donald with a half-gill out of the
bottle of sulphuric acid which he had been using for clean
ing the taps. Every moment, he expected to hear of old
Donald's death, and his relief was great when the old
worthy arrived the next evening.
"Donald, what did you think of that whiskey you "ot
"It was a fine dram, a warming dram, but it had wan
fault. Every time I coughed it set fire to my whiskers."
THE MINISTER STUTTERED
Rawkins —"Why do you sign your name 'J. John B. B. B.
Brown —"Because it is my name, I was christened by a
minister who stuttered."—Music Trades.
De Crop—"Gwendolyn is an intensely feminine girl."
Miss Ryder—"More so than the rest of us?"
De Crop—"Well, she asked a blacksmith the other day
if her horse couldn't wear shoes a size smaller."—Kansas
HENRY SLOW ABOUT IT
Henry—"My, my, how you've grown since I've been call
ing on your sister Mae."
Johnnie—"Sure, Sis says she guesses I'll be a voter be
fore you git around to propose."—Boston Record.
"Our new neighbors seem pretty weak in th' use o'
grammar, don't you think?"
"Yes, I seen they was 's soon's they beginned to talk."
[Tongue-End Top icsj
Gettysburg Speech 51 Years Ago
Fifty-one years ago to day Lincoln
delivered his address at Gettysburg
that is regarded now as one of the
masterpieces of American oratory. The
address itself did* not seem to impress
the American people to an unusual de
gree until a long time afterward—in
deed, not until after Lincoln's death
did its full import as a wonder-word
production strike them with any force.
Then its virile beauty, its tenderness,
its veiled and its patriot
ism dawned on them. This, perhaps,
may be accounted for i« the fact that
at the time this country was more in
terested in news from the front and
the fortunes of war than iu oratory,
and it had uot stopped to consider the
great speech. Time revealed its great
beauty and it is now referred to as
0110 of the oratorical gems from this
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Heard the Lincoln Speech
There are several persons in Har
risburg who heiird Lincoln deliver lii 9
address ou that memorable occasion,
and throughout the eouutrv somebody
who was present occasionally makes it
known, but the hearers are growing
fewer in number and in but a few
years all will have disappeared. Among
those who went from Harrisburg to
Gettysburg on the oci-asiou of the
dedication of the cemetery in Gettys
burg, was Thomas T. Wierman, special
real estate agent of the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company, who accompanied
his father to the battle town on that
day aud was fortunate enough to get
near to the great President as he made
his famous address. Mr. Wierman has
a very distinct remembrance of Lin
coln on that day and the scene at the
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6 Cents Awarded in Damage Suit
When Mary Pajrich and 'Paul Lov
ran itch, the principals in a damage
suit brought by the Pajrich woman,
which was tried in common pleas co irt,
make settlement with their witnesses,
counsel and the court in that proceed
ing both will find that their bank
accounts have been depleted 'by some
thing like s."> and that neither has
gained anything iu a material way.
The Pajrich woman sued Lovraniteh
for damages to reputation, and to her
was awarded a 6-cent verdict. V* hen
the case was called at the Ootobr:- ,erm
of common pleas court counsel for the
plaintiff inadvertently and contrary to
practice told the jurymen tjhat his client
deserved $5,000 damages. Thereupon
the case was dismissed at the cost of
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When "Hughey" Played Bail Here
When Hugh Jennings was here yes
terday in his capacity as a lawyer, at
tending a meeting of the Board of
Pardons, he met several Harrisburgers
who knew him when he played ball
here almost a quarter of a century ago.
'■l was under contract to Jim Far
rington," said Mr. Jennings, "and
played with the Harrisburg team in
IS9O. The grounds were 011 the island
then, and they were the most beautiful
baseball grounds I have ever seen. The
liver on both sides and the mountains
in the distance made as han Isome a
setting for recreation grounds as can
be found in the country."
PLAN MOVIE CONVENTION
Eepreseutatives of Exhibitors' League
and the Association Discuss Pre
liminaries of Consolidation
A "get-together" meeting of stato
officers of the Motion Picture Exhibi
tors' League, of Pennsylvania, and a
representative of the Motion Picture
Exhibitors' Association of Pennsylva
nia, with a view to amalgamation and
the formation of a state-wide organi
zation to include also exhibitors not
now atiiliated with either body, was
held in the Commonwealth Hotel late
yesterday afternoon. It is proposed to
consolidate at the.invention uf all in
terests to he held in this city on Jan
uary 4, 5 and 6. It is the plan to have
the organization, to be formed in Jan
uary, become a Pennsylvania branch of
the Motion Picture Exhibitors' League
of America. The Pennsylvania branch,
it is understood, will tight for the re
peal by the next Legislature of the
stato censorship law and will look out
for the interests of exhibitors general
ly in the Legislature.
Prior to the joint session the execu
tive committee of the Exhibitors'
league convened. Those attending in
cluded: Benjamin H. Zerr, Reading,
first vice president; Frances E. Devlin,
second vice president, Wilkes-Barre;
Gilbert (J. Miller, national vice presi
dent, Plymouth; J. G. Hansen, secre
tary, Reading; E. F. McAtee, treasurer,
Mahanoy City; Frank A. Gould, public
ity representative, Heading.
The Association was represented by
Fred J. Herrington, of Pittsburgh, who
has been in the city making arrange
ment for the holding of the convention.
The following committee of Harrisburg
exhibitors was appointed to make tho
local arrangements for the gathering:
1. Silverman, Anthonj' George, Peter
Magaro, Clyde D. Kiinger, C. Floyd
Hopkins, John M. Lenney and I. Mar
A COOD COMPLEXION
MEANS PURE 6LOOD
Everybody that wants a fine, glow
ing, youthful skin, should take old re
liable Hood's Sarsaparilla, a physician's
prescription, which gives a clear,
healthy color. When your blood is made
pure, pimples, boils, hives, eczema dis
Languor, loss of appetite, 1 feel
ing, weakness are symptoms of impure,
Hood's Sarsaparilla purifies the blood.
Get a bottle to-day. Adv.
G V. A
LAD STARTED BIC FIRE
His Playing With Matches Caused Fire
Which Destroyed Barn and Dam
aged Two Houses
Waynesboro, Nov. 19.—A boy of 4
years started a fire in the village of
Qiiiucy late Tuesday afternoon, whitfh
required t'ho hardest kind of work by
a bucket brigade of aibout 100 men and
women to extinguish.
As a result of the fire the stable of
W. B. Zody, on the main street, was de
stroyed; together with a buggy, some
straw and liav and several barrels of
corn and the Zody residence and the B.
P. Burger house and wash house, on the
opposite side of the street were dam
The loss to Mr. Zody is about SSOO,
insured, and to Mr. Burger about $25.
To Rebuild Baldwin Hotel
Hagerstown, Nov. 19.—Hotel Staf
ford, a modern and up-to-date hostelry,
will be build on the site of the Bald
din here, recently destroyed by fire.
Hotel Hamilton, according to pres
ent plans, will be modernized and from
sixty to eighty more rooms added to
this well known hostelry. The Hamil
ton estate, w'hich owns 'both of these
hotels, has decided to erect on the site
of the Baldwin, a modern fireproof con
crete building, the name of the new
house to be Hotel Stafford to contain
from 100 to 150 rooms.
Had Foot Amputated
Carlisle. Nov. 19. —Disston Parker,
Jr., son of Mr. aud Mts. Disston Par
ker, North West street, was taken to
the Todd hospital where his left foot
was amputated 'by Dr. A. R. Allen. The
lad, who is 12 years oJd, met with an
ai?cide»t last spring while coming home
from school in which he fractured an
Unveiling on Appomattox Day
Gettysburg. Nov. 19.—General H. S.
Huidekoper. charrmau of tihe Pennsyl
vania Gettysburg Monuments Commis
sion, was in Gettysburg yesterday in
connection with the arrangements for
'the erection of the three new statues
to Generals 'Humphreys, Hays aud
Geary. During his stay at the Eagle
ihotel he discussed the probability of the
monuments being dediated next spring.
"We expect two of t'he statues to
be hero in Decemlber and the other in
'Marc'h. It is possible that t'hey may
all be dedicated on April 9, 1915. This
is Appomattox Day and the fiftieth an
niversary of Lee's surrender.
Door Open, Prisoner Flees
EaSton, >M<f, Nov. 19.—Elmer Stan
ford, w'ho had been convicted of lar
ceny and sentenced to ono year in the
Ilouso of Correction, escaped from the
Kastou jail yesterday afternoon. The
jail door had been left ajar by the
Sheriff, w'ho was removing coal ashes.
Stanford saw it, and, when the Sheriff
was out of sight, made his dash for lib
erty. baling the high fence t'hat sur
rounds the jail, he ran down West
street across fields to the 'big woods be
yond, in whicl\he lost his pursuers.
250,000 OX SUSPENDED ROLL
Presbyterian Clergyman's Report to
General Assembly Committee
Philadelphia. Nov. 19.—More than
250.000 memibers of the Presbyterian
< liureii in the United States'have l.eea
placed on the ''suspended roll" within
the last live years, according to the re
port of the Jtcv. William Fulton to the
General Assembly Committee on Edu
cational Policy, now in session in this
The clergyman gives as the came
"the growing love of pleasure, disre
gard for the Lord's Day and the Word
of God, the increasing craze for aMI I: se
nt en t a and the influence of worldly
company—in short, the modern new of
life which is preached in many secular
Presbyterian records show that in
1910 48,956 were placed on the 'sus
pended roil;" in 1911, ">4,14 1, IHI2,
51,266; 1913. 50,927; 1914, 50,484.
'' They sliipiped 'back into the world,
fell away, were relegated to the ec-
WELFARE EFFICIENCY |
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ESTED IN THE INDUSTRIAL ADVANCEMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Chestnut St. Auditorium
: November 16-20 Admission 10c
10 A. M.-10 P. M.
At Exceptional Prices
For that Thanksgiving lurkev and for roasts at future times you'll
need a good f carving set. Don't have your guests think the turkey is
tough just because you don't, have a good carving knife. We are sell
ing carving sets consisting of knife, fork and sharpening steel, with
genuine stag horn handles, with or without ferrules—knife has French
slicing blade—put up in a leatherette case—at the exceptionally low
$3 and $4
Other sets with fancy sterling- silver mountings at
$5 and $6
Jacob Tausigs Son s
DIAMOND MERCHANTS AND JEWELERS
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may through inexperience make serious mistakes, he may
prove dishonest and he may die perhaps before your estate
This company, however, is empowered by law to act in
any capacity of trust, such as Executor, Trustee, Guardian,
and it is free from the above uncertainties which limit the
efficiency of the service of any human being.
clesiastical scrap heap," sdil Dr. Ful
With all except two of its mjiibcrs
present, the committee spent many
hours yesterday wrestling with the
problem of merging the cducatioual in
terests of Presbyterian ism. The de
bates were long, and at times spicy,
but without definite results. Late in
the afternoon adjournment wa; taken,
without comiug to an agreement upon
any definite recommendation to bo made
to the General Assembly when it meets
in Rochester next Mav.
Three propositions were presented
and debated yesterday. The first was
to merge the Presbyterian Board oc
Education and the College Board. The
second, which was vigorously urged by
a minority, was to merge these two
boards with the educational and Sab
bath school work of the Presbyterian
Board of Publication and Sa.bbat,h
School Work. The third was to abstain
from recommending any merger.
INDIANA ELECTION RAID
18 Held for Fraud in Senatorial and
Indianapolis, Nov. 19. Eighteen
men, arrested in Terro Haute yester
day on charges of conspiracy to de
fraud the United States government in
the recent election for Senator and Con
gressmen, were brought hero by United
The United States Commissioner bohl
them in $2,500 each for the Grand
Auto's Flop Dislocates Elbow
Bioomsburg, Pa., Nov. 19.—When
the automobile of C. VV. Snyder, of
Catawvssa, overturend in climbing a
hill, Snyder and Robert Levan were
caught in the wreckage of tho cat.
Snyder's left arm was fractured and
his left elbow dislocated and Ijevan
suffered contused wounds.