The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, November 23, 1914, Page 6, Image 6

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(J&taNi*he<t in 1876)
Published b -
/* Star-lndepe-ident Building,
(•-20-22 South Third Stroll, Hirrlstwrl, Pa^
Evary K»«nln| K»c»pt Sunday
Oftictri t D\r*ct*r».
BINJiMDt F. Meters. JOIM L,. L. Kuhk.
Wm. W Wallow**, _ _
Vice President, K
W*. K Meyers,
Secretary *ml Tr»*sorer. W»t. W Wallower.
WII II Wawkr. V. HCMMII Bebomaos, JR ,
Busiuess Managrf. Editor. ;
All coniinuntca'ions should be addressed (o S TAR Inuei'endent,
Business. Kditor'al, .lob Pruning or Circulation Department
according to tUe subject matter
Entered at the Post Office in Harrisbure *« second class matter.
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New York and Chicago Kepresentatives.
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The paper with the largest Horn-- Circulation in Harrisburg and
•earby towns
Circulation Examine* by
Private Branch Sxclianae, • No. 3280
Private Branch Eictvinje, • No. 245-246
Monday, November 20, 11)14.
Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat.
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15 16 17 18 19 20 .21
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29 30
Full Moon, 2nd; Last Quarter, loth;
N'ew Moon, 17tli; First Quarter, 24th.
Uarrisburg and vicinity: Fair auii tf 1 ?'/
colder with lowest temperature —r*'- uHr
about 20 degrees. Tuesday fair, con
h.istern Pennsylvania: Fair and
colder to-night. Tuesday 4'air. Light VJ
northerly winds.
Uiyliest, H: iowest, 28; 8 a. m., 31; 8 p. m., 38.
Recent instances of criminality of the most brutal j
sor.t that have appeared in New York City include j
the efforts ot' anarchists to blow up the Toiubs |
court building aud. early yesterday, the burning '
to death of eight persons in a tenement house in I
Kast Twenty-ninth street, which latest act has been 1
attributed to a so-called "Black Hand" society.
Whether or not there is a band ot' criminal black
mailers definitely organized as the "Black Hand
Society," there can be no doubt that fiends of the
i'oui"sf instincts make use of the term "Black
Hand" to extort money under threat of death and
that once in a while those threats are carried out.
The New York police say that it is well established
that ;iti hours before the Twenty-ninth street tene- >
ment house was burned so-called "Black-llauders"
had threatened the lives of one of the sixteen fam
ilies in the house. The police have little reason to
doubt that the tire was the work of a band of
Tiie comparatively frequent recurrence of hor
rific crimes or liiis type automatically bring toanind
in- question "Is anything the matter with the New
York police?" The recent trials of Lieutenant
Becker and the four gunmen brought to light some
nasty conditions within the Police Department
which undoubtedly were responsible for some graft
and other criminality, but even with the appear
ance of such fresh evidence of fiendish criminality
a> the 1 wenty-ninth street fire of yesterday, it is ,
not fair to condemn the whole structure of the
New York police department.
1 nfortunately New York is a world-center for
criminals of the blackest type and the handling of
them is one of the biggest problems confronting an
American city to-day. Even when such horrible
crimes as that of yesterday occur it is unjust to
condemn as utterly rotten the whole rank aud file
of Ihe 10,1)00 odd men who make up the police
force. Instances of individual cowardice in that
toree are so rare as to be the subject of wide pub
licity when they occur, but instances of bravery,—
like tha{, for example, of Patrolman Charles Kane,
who savrtd the life of a tenant of the Twenty-ninth
by hanging by his fpet from a fire
escape,—are so frequent as to receive only passing
comment. An organization made up of men of the
admitted bravery of the average New York blue
coat cannot be put down as altogether inefficient.
Even tragedies have their amusing sidelights, and
without in any way seeking to belittle the impor- '
tance of the noble work that is being done to relieve
the sufferers in the European war, we cannot let
pass without a comment a bit of unconscious humor
on the part of an Englishman who is allied with
the work of the British \\ ar Relief Association,
Inc., with headquarters in New York City. He has.
in his own handwriting, sent an appeal to the Star-
Independent to lend its aid in raising funds for the j
After explaining that "what we need above all
is anesthetics," the Engishman. evidently without i
any hostile intent toward a diplomat high in the !
service of Uncle Sam, remarks;
We have already sent five cases of chloroform to the '
American Ambassador in Paris and fuuds are required to
continue the good work.
We believe we can state with absolute assurance i
(bat the American Ambassador in Paris is not in 1
danger of passing out by the cloroform route.
But to get to the serious point of the eommunica- |
! tion, the representative of the association writes;
Owing to the scarcity of anesthetics, operations that
occasion indescribable agony h#ve daily to be performed
without their aid, and to mitigate the mvful suffering this
:«, the British War Relief Association. Inc.. makes a
I confident appeal to the liberality of every Rritisher and
! sympathizer to contribute the turn of at least one stalling
: toward the purchase of chloroform and medical supplies,
j Every shilling sent iu will receive a direct acknowledge
j ment aud all supplies will be purchased in this country and
shipped direct to fiance with the least possible delay. One
] shilling will buy 100 grammes of chloroform. " •
I Shillings may be scut direct to th» headquarters of the
j association, the British Imperial Club, 108 East Thirtieth
| street, New York City.
When foreign countries light the United States ;
as a nation, is neutral. That has been the ease j
from Washington to Wilson. Since the time when
the first President and his advisers refused to yield l
j to the solicitations of "Citizen Genet" and pro-j
claimed the nation's neutrality, the United States (
j has on no occasion sided with European bellig-j
| erents.
When France asked for our assistance against |
England, through its representative. Genet, thej
mob assented but the government declined. The!
sentiment of the people was strongly in favor of!
! France, which had been an American ally in the i
Revolution and powerfully opposed to England
! with which one war had just closed and another
was pending. The urgent appeals of France aroused
1 sympathy; the attitude of England, antipathy.
Despite all this the young republic, under the
guidance of him whom it learned to call "Father,"
maintained its neutrality. True, shots were ex
changed by American and French ships, as the
I result of the "X Y Z affair," when France and
England were at war, and later, in 1812. the country
went to war with England. In neither ease, how-1
i ever, was this nation taking sides with another. It I
was fighting because of no grievances except its j
i own.
Our nation, since it became a nation, has never j
gone to war in alliance with another country, nor |
1 has it ever opposed more than one enemy at one j
time. The policy of observing strict neutrality is i
assuredly a wise one. Yt'ashington established it,
against the will of misled people: Wilson has ad
hered to it, with the sanction of understanding
j citizens.
There is no Genet come to ask our aid in the
; present European conflict. The warring nations
know our mind too well to seek to entangle us.
We are now under no immediate obligations to any
' belligerent, as we were to France, or strongly an
tagonistic to any, as we were to England. We. as
a nation, are to-day happily fair, impartial, neutral,!
I —at peace with the world.
Are new inventions to supplant all of the old !
j contrivances of domestic use? Are none of the!
things of the kitchen which we have known and i
become attached to, to be passed on to posterity?
One after another the instruments which mother
and grandmother used, have been giving way to
patent devices. And now the rolling-pin, the fasci- i
nating device associated with our childhood, is be-»
ing threatened.
An apparatus has been invented by somebody, j
who is devoid of sentiment, which is intended to i
do the work of rolling-pins. The housewives of
the future will turn a iever, or push a button, or
something, and their pie dough and cake dough will
be ready for the pans. The old reliable rolling-pin
will be a back number.
Such a faithful servant cannot be given up with
out sad regrets. In many a family there is a rolling
pin which has been as much a household fixture as
the stove or the dining room table. Besprinkled
with flour and striped at times with adhering;
dough, it has been a familiar article, often an indis
pensible one.
t ertain uses have been ascribed to the rolling-pin
other than those directly connected with the malt-j
ing ol pastry, but there has been much exaggera
tion in this matter. Really dutiful and obedient
iiß6bands will find no great satisfaction in the pass- 1
ing of the rolling-pin.
Times cannot be so hard for all persons when 70,000
can attend one football game.
Yale cot the worst licking in her history. Well, she was
all season without the services of her Harrisburg coach.
They are going to hang fourteen persons in one day iu
Arizona. Perhaps the European war zone is a safer place
to live.
It seems certain that Villa will succeed in getting to
Mexico City this time, but the question is how much of the
city will be left there by Carranzaf
Tech has developed a football team that is described by
those who saw it in action on Saturday as one of wonderful !
strength. We presume some of the colleges will be seeking
to draw upon it for material next year.
Whit look accepted the appointment to be Minister to
Belgium because he thought Brussels would be a pleasant,
.peaceful place in which to write his new novel.—Collier's j
The Germans have renamed a number of towns they have j
; taken in Belgium ami France, but so far no other local im
! provements have been reported.—Chicago Herald.
Stranger—"Have you a match, sir!"
Vain Individual—"No, I don't think so."—Boston Tran
j script.
Hicksville Stage Hand to member of visiting "Hamlet"
j company)—"lt certainly can't be no fun havin' to play a
j grave-digger night after night."
Actor (cheerfully)—"Oh, the position is not to be
sneered at when a hostile audience itarts a bombardment."
I —Puck.
With Turkey and Thanksgiving Sports—
tff- % Balmacaans
v-K Balmacaans with the sporty air—
/ V m vT\ THE, GLOBE kind—the out-of-the-common
vy)/ \ u/ ; \v&-%~t /J place kind. Made of Donegal Tweeds and
W \W*is' I rJ/A\s > Glengarry Rufshods in smart blends of color—also blue
I. and gray Chinchillas. Wonderful values at j
,! WfMrw $ 1 s
'■W V « m 15 -
F~\ T PtMiThose $25 and S3O
■Li (\ \w- k\ n u ' ts Selling at $22.50
\JP( ( / Are a lively Thanksgiving special. A superb
"Jig- 1 f|'" f( \ collection of imported and domestic fabrics—
H H U v I everyone a Ready-to-Wear Custom Suit and tailored to
«l Wm degree. There are sizes here for men of every
Pi r^ v Some Sweaters— - College Mackinaws—
[A Just think of getting a Shaker Wors- Wear one and let the wintrv winds
U i d Skater with anew heavy weave blow . The Rrcateßt coat ever made fcr
one-piece collar—silk reintorcmg strip +1 .. , . .. T ,
to prevent collar seam from ripping— ( out-01-doors man or bov. Wove
u nvc , XT D _ v loose pockets—full fashioned —hand- beauties in plain and two-tone effects
SJNArrY made buttonholes—all colors and green with big shawl collars.
BALMACAANS Men>s S8 50 and $lO
$7.50 and $lO Boys', $5 and $6.50
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[^Tongue-End Top ics |
Wants to Succeed Critclifield
Robert H. Thomas, Jr., who is an-,
nouneed as a candidate for Secretary
of Agriculture under Governor Brum
baugh to succeed Secretary Critclifield.
who will retire to his Somerset county!
home, has for many years been identi-'
lied with the publishing of a newspaper,
the State Orange, the Grangers' picnic:
at Williams' Grove and the Pennsylva- j
nia State Editorial Association. He is]
a son of the late Colonel K. H. Thomas, i
publisher of the Mechanicsburg "Jour
nal," for years a granger aud the
founder of the big gathering at Wil
liams' Grove. For many years the Col-1
onel was secretary of the Editorial As-j
sociation, and when he died the son'
succeeded him in his several positions, I
in fact hud taken them over long be
fore the father passed away and eon- j
tinned their remarkable success. He isj
one of the best posted men on agricul- j
tural matters iu the State and knows
most grangers of prominence.
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Saving the Masonic Records
The fire iu the Masonic Temple on
Saturday, which would have been very j
serious to the Masonic fraternity of J
the city if the historical records had j
been destroyed, is the lirst one of thej
kind in their collection of any Mason j
iu the city. There is a tradition that;
a fire occurrcj in the Wyeth building,
Market and Court streets, many years j
ago. but there does not appear to be a !
record ol' it anywhere. At one time, i
when tiie records of Perseverance Lodge'
could not be found for some time, it'
was hinted that probably they had been'
lost in a fire, and this gave rise to a
story that there "probably" had been i
a tire in a Ma-onic lodge room, but no
bo. ly could tell anything about it. The
Masonic records rescue 1 by Mayor Roy-;
a' and City Electrician Piehl were
kept in a safe, but rather thanj
trust them to a safe, iu the event of j
the fire reaching the upper stories,]
these two men took the old documents
out of the building.
Sorry Judge Kimkol Lost
Newspapers throughout the State,!
without regard to party, are expressing
regret over the fact that Judge Kunkel.
of this city, was not elected fo the Su-
YOUR Thanksgiving outfit
will not be complete unless
your shoes are right. Well CJO
dressed men and women realize
that SHORB SHOES combine
correct style, positive quality ■
and satisfactory service to a w
marked degree. Whether you
need shoes for indoors or out,
from the daintiest creation for -V
the ball to the most dur- ,y
able shoe for the street —they 're
Jos. F. Shorb «...
300 A Market St ■ $2.50 to $5
prerne bench at the last election, and!
iu their comments are paying high trib
jute to Judge Ivunkel as :i man and a'
l.iudge. The following, from the Clear !
■ field '' Republican,'' a Democratic pa
per, edited by John F. Short, for years!
!;i legislative correspondent iu Harris
| burg, is a fair sample of what is being
[ said of Judge Kunkel and the result of
j the election:
'•Judge Ueorge Kunkel went to Alle
gheny with a big majority of the Vot
ers of the State behind his candidacy
j for the Supreme bench, but Allegheny
; gave Judge Frazer such a majority
.that Kunkel's big lead was overcome.
There will be general regrej all over
Pennsylvania that Judge Kunkel was
defeated. He would grace the highest
j court of the Commonwealth and re
llect honor on the position, his friends
■ and himself. Judge Frazer is a very
[able man, but his suceess was more the
| result of political manipulation than
the will of the people."
The Star Independent (toes not
make itself responsible for opinion*
expressed iu this column.
1 '
! Thanks the Star-Independent
; The Editor, Star-Independent:
Dear Sir: —The stall' of the Depart-'
I incut of and Industry and my
self personally, desire sincerely to j
I rhank you for the active and effective j
co-operation you gave us in the great |
j work of holding a conference of em- j
i plovers and of employes in Harrisburg 1
: this week. It was to a large extent by j
| reason of this co-operation that the ;
| conference will prove to have been of |
i material and lasting value to the people]
j of the Commonwealth. Again thanking;
! you cordially for all you have done for j
| us, I beg to remain
Yours faithfully,
John Price Jackson.
| Harrisburg, Pa., Nov. 20, 1914.
| Was the Cause of Spirited Discussion
at Teachers' Institute
; Whether Abraham Lincoln would
! have been a greater man had he had a
! knowledge of Latin and Greek was
I warmly discussed bv the speakers at
j the institute for the teachers of Har
risburg, held Saturday.
Dr. O. T. Corson, editor of the
''Ohio Educational Monthly/' and Dr.
Arthur HJ Harron, of Allegheny Col
Shop Early
RIGHT now is the best time to buy your Christ
mas jewelry—the selections are at their best—
the service is better —you have ample time to choose
and the prices are lower than ever before. To .en
courage early shopping we offer
10% OFF
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thing included. Every article is marked in plain
, ' figures and the reduction is genuine. Select any
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• Jacob Tausig's Sons
Reliable since 1807. 42 q Market Street Ov™ Evenings.
leg 1 ', differed widely in their speeches
as to the needs of good English.
Dr. Corson, the lirst speaker, lmd
dwelt at length 011 Lincoln's clear die- i
tion and the valuo placed on his Get.- j
tvsburg address. He explained that j
that address contained only 2GB words |
and of these 143, more than half, con- 1
taiued only one syllable. There were, j
he said, only 139 different words.
When Dr. Harrop spoke he told of !
the value of a thorough knowledge of j
Greek and Latin and regretted that j
Lincoln did not have a working knowl
edge of bese two tongues.
At this Thanksgiving Season ot' Peace aud
Bounteous Crops we desire to express our ap
preciation to our customers for their valued
patronage, and wish them an increased meas
ure of prosperity in the years to come.
* lll 1 111 1 1 11 ' '' ass
Big Funeral at Maytown
Maytown, Nov. 23.—The funeral of
Ernest Albright, at. Maytown Saturday
afternoon, was one of the largest ever
held in this section, maiiy attending
from a distance. The secret societies
to which he belonged, turned out in a
body and had representatives for pall
hearers. The children of the Reformed
Sunday school, of which he was the
superintendent, were present. The Rev.
William K. Lowe, pastor, assisted by
the Rev. E. Elmer Sensenig, of Alariet
ta, officiated.