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WEATHER FORECASTS f 11 ■' U-Lfgl
Harrisburg and vicinity: Fair and
continued oold to-n ; .ght with lowest tem- J? \JC Mr
perature about 25 degrees Sunday t'.iir ;
with rising temperature. \ J
Eastern Pennsylvania: Parti v cloudy V? (jy~j/
to-night and Sundav with slowly rising
temperature. Moderate south to south- "O **
YESTERDAY*S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest. 39: lowest, -6: S a. m.. 34: 8 p. m., 26.
HOW COLD WEATHER HELPS
Nature often accomplishes good where neither
the government nor the politicians caD. We quote
the following from Bun's weekly trade review:
Cooler weather throughout the wide areas has helped the
coal trade, enlarged retail trade in wearing apparel, favor
ably influenced soine lines of jobbing trade: and in con
junct:on with easier money and freer marketing of
commodities, especially grain and cotton, has helped collec
It might he added that cold weather tends to
drive out the foot and mouth disease as well as
certain ailments of the human race. It makes game
more palatable, gives pumpkin pie a better flavor
and takes the mouth-puckering qualities out of the
Even politicians who want to head off prosperity
for their own selfish ends cannot prevent cold
weather from bringing us some good things. For
that, at least, we can be thankful next Thursday.
A FRENCH PLAYWRIGHT S VISIT
There was a significance in the presence of
Eugene Brieux. French poet and playwright, at the
opening session in New York the other day of the
annual joint meeting of the American Academy of
Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts
and Letters, in addition to that appearing in the
message which he brought. Besides coming to this
country as the representative of the French Acad
emy. he bore greetings from President Poincaire to
President Wilson, and demonstrated that there are
bonds other than formal treaties which connect
Despite the war. in whieh France has its impor
tant part, that nation has not forgotten that it has
a place to maintain in the world of arts and letters.
The visit of "the ambassador of art from France,"
as the chairman introduced him at the New York
meeting, showed that France has not abandoned
itself entirely to the ghastly game of war. that it
still has an interest in the wholesome, subsantial
things ol life.
The principal idea advanced by M. Brieux before
the Alfierican men of arts and letters cannot be
Thrertooked. The distinguished playwright asserted
that he looks upon the theatre not as a goal but as
a means to an end hoping through it not only to
make people think and modify their habits, but
also to cause the enactment of desirable laws. Two
of his plays, he said, have helped to save some
lives and lighten the burdens of others. In one
sentence he embodied the motive which might to
advantage be adopted by more American authors
of plays and novels who give the world their
"I have wished that the amount of suffering
upon the earth might have diminished a little be- i
cause I have lived."
DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ALIENS
froiltfwing the protest of labor organizations
against the employment of alien labor on the new
subway work in New York, in violation of a state .
law. the General Contractors' Association has de
cided to comply with the law. calling the attention
of the City, however, to the difficulty of construct
ing the great public works without the aid of alien |
labor, and asserting that it intends to test the con
stitutionality of the law in the courts as speedily as
We are told that technically there is. iu the use
oi unnaturalized foreigners on the subway job, a |
IIARRISRURG STAR-IN DEPEND EXT. SATTKDAY EVENING. ypVEMBEB 21, 1914.
violation of the provision of the New York labor
laws against the employment on public work of
men not citizens of the United States. That pro
vision, however, has been a dead letter because the
restriction would greatly handicap work of exca
vation on canals, tunnels and subways, most of
which falls to the lot of the aliens.
If there are enough Americans to do the public
work in America they should have the preference,
undoubtedly, but it is a question whether it is wise
to retard great public improvements by barring
alien workmen if Americans cannot be obtained in
HELP THE HOSPITAL!
Notwithstanding.thc exceptional demands ou the
citizens of Harrisburg to give according to their
ability to help relieve the terrible suffering in the
European war /one. they should not and will not
overlook the requirements of local charitable insti
tutions. Just now an appeal is being made for the
annual Thanksgiving Day contributions to the Har
risburg: hospital, an institution whose usefulness in
the community is so well known that it is not neoes
sary to dwell here upon how deserving it is of pub
lie support. All that is necessary to insure a gen
erous response to the appeal is to call it to the
Bags for Thanksgiving contributions arc now
being distributed and can be obtained by phoning
to the hospital. The gifts that are most needed are
jellies, eauned goods, linens ami soap. Money, of
course, is even more acceptable.
The charitable people* of Harrisburg should re
member that if the requests for their assistance
both from at home and abroad are far greater than
usual this fall and winter it is because the need of
their assistance is far greater. It may take more
than the usual amount of self-sacrifice to respond to
the exceptionally large number of requests this
year, but Harrisburgers who give have never failed
to act on the principle that the greater the need
the greater is their willingness to aid.
Vnd Prtirhot beat Palmer!
The aspirants for rumination for county offices have got
their lightning rods up earl v.
If we were to go to war the 315.000 hunters who have
taken out licenses iu Pennsylvania could be made tbe
nucleus of a right formidable array.
A regiment of lancers escorted Mr. Fletcher, the first
I . S. Ambassador to Chile, upon his formally assuming.
that important post. Must have been a bit embarrassing
for the modest Franklin county man!
The will of the Rev. Washington Frotbinghaiu. late of'
Fonda, X. \ ~ provides that a trusted servant shall have !
the use oi the family bathtub. We wonder if this lamented ;
advocate ot' cieanliness-akin-to-godliness intended to in- )
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
WHAT DISTINGUISHES AB AD KINS
Ab Adkins is distinguished by t'ue fact that he doesu't
claim to be a financial genius who could have made vast
fortunes had he had the capital: in tact, Ab goes further
and admits he probably would have lost more monev iu his
time had he not inherited poverty from liis parents. —
ONE WORBY LESS
At all events Europe will shortly have something to
worry about besides overpopulat ; on.—Washington Post.
Belgium, at least, does not have to explain to the world
what it is fighting for.—Springfield Republican.
ABT IN CLEVELAND
We went up to the Claxton Building the other day to call
on an artistic fnend. Perhaps we have expressed ourselves
badly, we do not refer to a person who makes an art out of
friendship, but to one who by his painting gains friends.
Anyhow, we called on this fellow aud found him doing a
war dance about his studio.
"What on earth has happened!" we asked.
"I've sold that paintingl" he cried.
"Fine!" said we. "What are you going to paint uext?"
And he did.—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A NEW CHINESE PORT
The Vicar's Wife (inquiring after black sheep>— "And
how i« your son doing «ince he went to Xew York?"
Hodge t whose son has written to him from the famous
Xew York prison ! —" 'E's gone on to China, apparently, '
mum. 'E writes to me from Sing Sing."—London Sketch.
MUST OMIT THE WOBDS
The painstaking artist, eager to please, remarked to a
"I can paint you a portrait of your wife which will be a
"H'm! Couldn't you do it in what they call still lifef"
Mrs. A.—"While I was going down town on the car
this morning the conductor came along and looked at me
as if I had not paid my fare."
Mr. A.—"Well, what did you do!"
M.-s. A.—"l looked at bim as if I had."—Stray Stories.
AND CLEVER. TOO
Binks Timmins seems like a very unassuming little
Jinks—"Yes. Timmins is the sort of chap who digs
trenches for other men to fight in."— Cleveland Plain
WHICH IS SWITCH"
I can't deny that Rose is fair.
She is a winning witch;
But she wears so much purchased hair
You can't tell which is switch.
Willie—"Paw. what is a business womanf"
fa" One who can receive and open a telegram with
out getting told feet, my son."—Washington Star.
PREFERS THE TAX
"Don't you object to paying this war tax?"
Well, I don t know. But 1 reckon I'd much rather have
the tax than the war." —Detroit Free Prow.
[Tongue-End Top ics|
Babcock and U. S. Senatonhip
A tall, handsome man, apparently in
the prime of life, walked down Third
street one day this week with insur
ance Commissioner Johnson, the two
having been in consultation at the Cap
itol. It was E. V. Babcock, the Pitts
burgh lumber king, one of the most
widely known men in Pennsylvania ami
one who has been known in the inside
circles of t:ie Republican F*rty for a
long time. Mr. Babcock is getting bet
ter acquainted with the people in the
East, for it is said that he will be a
candidate for the Republican uomina
tion tor United States Senator in the
primary election jn 1916, and that the
powers that be regarded his candidacy
with a great deal ot' favor. The term
of George T. Oliver, of Pittsburgh, as
V nited States Senator, will expire on
March 3, 1917, making necessary the
election of his successor iu 191t>.
f-houll Mr, Oliver again !>e a candidate
despite his reported intention to quit
politics, there is promise of a very live
ly contesit between him and Mr. Bab
cock, as the latte- is known as a man
who does tilings and generally gets
what he goes after. Should Philander
t. Knox also decide that he would like
to go again to the United States Seu
ate, it would make the contest the more
interesting, but, from the hints that are
being dropped by rhose ' in the know."
'Mr. 'Bibcock at present has the inside
track. And yet. in tiie held of politics
nobody knows what will happen in two
or three years from now. 'Mr. Babcock
is credited with not only haviug the
sinews of war. but with seeing that his
political party is well supplied when
cash is needed at State headquarters.
Farquahaar a Conference Visitors
A. B. Farquahaar, York manufactur
er. who presided at one of the meetings
of the Welfare Confe rente this week,
always takes an interest in State af
fairs, especially those relating to con
servation. lie was Pennsylvania's
Caief commissioner at rue Columbian Ex
position in Chicago, and tiirougii his ef
forts succeeded in placing before the
world the fines! exhibit of Pennsylva
nia products ever gotten together.
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"Long Way to Tipperary '
A novelty was introduced in an edu- j
lational talk in this city recently that j
developed a new use for the musical
and tafking machine, and one that j
struck a yopular chord. Mrs. Mabel j
v'ronise Jones, in her Tuesday afternoon |
talk at the Women's Christiau
Association on "Current Events,"
mentioned the fact that the now fa
mous marching song of the British sol
diers, one that has spread like wild
lire all over Eugland aud is just now
gaining popularity in this country, al
though written toy a Xew Yorker, was
the song of "It's a Long Way to Tip- j
cerary." Many of those who heard the I
lecturer wanted for information on the j
subject, as but few had heard of it.!
At her next talk Mrs. Jones had ready j
a music machine and at the close re- j
lated a further history of the song and j
then placed on the musical machine two
separate re-or is, one of a quartet which t
rendered the song in fine style, and the
other of a full military band which
played it in a way that set cverybodv
on the jump. It was a most pleasant in
novation. and as the machine was bor
rowed for the occasion it is now up to
some friend of the association to pre
sent it with a machine that can be used
for the constant pleasure of those who
oelong to or visit the new home.
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Cartoon Gets a Bide
A copy of the "Safety First" car-1
toon that appeared in the Star-Indepen
dent Wednesday afternoon has been
having a good time riding up and down
in a model elevator in the show window
of the Otis Elevator Company, 2S South
Third street. Realizing the advertising
value of it, the elevator people clipped !
the cartoon, pasted it on a card anil'
placed it in the model elevator where
it emphasizes the "Safety First" slo
gan. It attracted a great deal of at
tention as persons visiting the Welfare
and Efficiency Exhibit passed through i
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
A Plea for Correctly Designating
Places and Celebrities
Frederick Upham Adams objects in |
his "Conquest of tho Tropics" to the j
name usually given to the discoverer j
Speaking of the immortal Columbus,
why do we call him by that name!
He never bore while living any such
name. He was born of the Italian
family of "Colombo." When he en
tered the Spanish service he changed ,
his name to "Cristobal Colon." And;
we insist on calling him "Columbus.'' !
In Spain. Mexico, Central America j
and all Spanish speaking countries the !
natives never heard of the "United
States." They translate it into "Es
tados Unidos." and they have as much
right to call it that as we have to call
Espana by the title of "Spain" or
Boma by the title of "Rome."
I hold that we should call countries
and cities and celebrities by their true
names, and not stick to the clumsy
derivations which have lazily been
substituted. There is no such city as
"Vienna" unless it happens to be
some village in the United States. The
great Austrian capital is named
"Wien," and only those who speak
the English language eall it anything
else. There is no such city as " Brus
sels," but the beautiful capital of Bel
gium is really named " Bruxelles."
It is time that we called the great
discoverer by the name tinker which
he achieved immortal fame, Cristobal
• olon. We would not like it if the
Russians insisted that the father of
; our country was named "Wauheski-
FIREMEN DINE AT THE PLAZA
Howard O. Holstein Gives Banquet for
Members of Firemen's Union
and City Officials
•Howard O. Holstein. who was chief
marshal of the State firemen's parade,
last night was the donor of a banquet
given to the city officials and members
of the local Firemen's Uuiou in the
Plaza hotel. Mr. Holstein recently re
fused to accept payment for the use by
the Union of the O. U. A. M. headquar
ters, 420 Market street, and the money
was used to pay for the banquet.
In tSie absence of Colonel H. C. Hem
ming, iMr. Holstein occupied the chair
and acted as toastmaster. Toasts were
as follows: "Our Oity," Mayor John
K. Royal; "Our Fire Alarm System,"
Clark E. Diehl; '-Our Fire Depart
ment." M. Harvey Taylor; "Our Ap
propriation," William K Congas; ''The
Convention," William H. Lynch; "The
Parade," William S. Tunis; '"Our Un
ion," Mr. Holstein.
Among those present were the follow
ing: Commissioner M. Harvey Taylor.
A. L Patton, William L» JUH, thief
J. C. Kindler. H. D. Hilton, .T. A. Snv
der, Commissions W. 1/. Gorgas. Com
missioner W. H. Lynch, former Assist
ant Chief C. A. Spicer, E. L. Tittle, L.
H. Lickel. Assistant Chief Edward llol
bert, W. D. Franklin, Ray Avars, Ed
ward Wert, W. E. Vallercliamp. Ut. Q.
Black, J. 11. Williams*n, UMOV Eckels,
11. D. Long, William McßrUle, W. <■ .
Roberts. F. T. Ellis. F. F. Gardner, E.
F. Hiney, T. S. (.'less. H. A. Boyd. J.
E. Fagen, Jncoo Kohler, W. li. Windsor,
Charles Schmidt, Adam Rolipbach, (I. H.
Anderson, E. b. Whitmoyer, C. E. Boy
er, Jesse Smith. N. l>. Peteirs, J. F.
Smith. E. F. Eisely, M. it. Tawney. Wil
liam Bowers, G. W. Palmer.
The Star-Independent does no!
make Itself responsible for opinion!
expressed in this column.
SI HI /
THANKS FOR CHURCH REPAIRSj
E. A. M. Writes About Reopening of !
Church of God of Shireinanstown
Editor tihe Star-Independent:
Pear Sir—For seme time the people j
of Shiresmanstown had iu mind to re !
[ air their church. Recently .they put
words into notion with the result that
they now have a tine house of worship.
The whole ot' the interior and the ex
terior received attention. Paint, pave
ments, ceiling and pulpit have i.ade
riling? as good as new. The repairs!
have not been extravagant, but they
are made for comfort and beauty. The !
cost was something-more than 51.200.
The reopening took place on Sunday,
September 7. 1914. At the close of the
day's exercises t"ne whole amount was
canceled and the house of God rededi
eated to him.
The pastor, the Rev. E. Aurice '\lell.
anil his official board, desire through
the press, by the insertion of this item,
to thank the members and all the
friends of the church who helped to
make these services a success. Very
• ' £. A. AC
Shiremanstown. Pa.. Xor. 21, 1914.
CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY j
Members of Keystone Lodge No. 4a En
joy Evening at Headquarters
, Members of Keystone Lodge Xo. 42, :
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen;
their wives and families, celebrated the
thirtieth anniversary of the organize- j
I tion last night at headquarters, Ver- i
| beke and James streets The principal i
speaker for the evening was the Com !
misaioner of the State Department of ;
Labor and Industry, John Price Jack
son. He talked on the safety first move
ment among railroad men and also
spoke of the Welfare and Efficiency
convention exhibition here duririg this
Mayor Royal gave a short talk.
Among the other speakers were A. G.
Blair, president of the organization; W.
H. CSJhull, of Lodge 459, Brotherhood i
of Locomotive Engineers; H. <'. Young,
cf the Order of Railroad Conductors; i
W. F. Burgoon. of Lodge 353, B. R. T.:
X. A. Cree and the Rev. Pr. J. Bradley j
Markward. A history of the organiza
tion since its foundation in 18S4 was
given by P. A. Smith, who said that
since its founding $-$1,250 had been
expended for deaths and disabilities of
Vocal solos ibv the Trainmen's band,
together wifh refreshments and dan
cing. were features of tho night.
The committee having charge con
sisted of the following: P. A. Smith.
J. R. Wilson, W. H. Patrick, Walter
Johns and A. C. Blair.
WOMAN IN HISTORY
She Appears to Have Got Herself on a
Good Many Pages
Some advocates of equal suffrage and
feminine progress seem to think that
woman has not been given her proper
place and due credit in history.
And yet, don't you know, we had
not observed the historic discrimination
againat woman! On the contrary, the
place of woman in history has looked
prettv good to us.
W?iat about Joan of Arc 1 And Char
lotte Cordayf And Rebecca the Jewesa?
Anything nanvhy pantby in them! Who
said Martha Washington and Florence
| Xight-ingaief Then there are—don't
I let ever}" body speak at once—'Ruth and j
I Rachel and Potiphar's wife, not to
! mention Lot's.
You bet Caudle had no contempt for
Mrs. Caudle, nor Montalini for the
We need not go so far hack as Cleo
patra and Astasia except to remark
that in their day they cut a rather wide
swath around Alexandria and Athens,
ami appear no small 'hunch of radishes
on both the dramatic stage and the his
toric page. 'Moll Pitaher was a 'hummer
GET RID OF HUMORS
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Humors fa the blood cause internal
derangements that affect the whole sys
tem, as well as pimples, boils and other
eruptions, and are responsible for the
readiness with which many people con
! tract disease.
For forty years Hood's Nirsaparilla
j has been more successful than any
j other medicine in expelling humors and
removing their inward and outward
j effects. Get Hood's. Xo other medicine
acts like it. Adv.
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_ ings caused by indigestion or bilious
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in .American history and Sal Jennings
a loller in Knglish history: Meg ;Mer
rilies was no slouch. l>oes Catharine |
of Russia fount for nothing, nor Maria
Theresa of Austria, nor Elizabeth and
Victoria of Britain, among feminine
Gracious, here come troofing in at j
The New Stamp Act
Under the new "War Revenue Bill all taxable
items must be stamped eomniewing December 1.
If you want to know what these items include,
and the "whys and wherefores" of this new
stamp act. we will be pleased to furnish you
with a copy of the bill that, will explain "the
matter thoroughly. This is just another instance
of onr efficient service that is at the command
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i of Lucknow and Jeanie Deans of Mid
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jone!—Louisville Courier Journal.