The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, December 02, 1914, Page 6, Image 6

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( Jhtahltthtd in 1879)
Published b*
f Star-lndaps-idant Building.
W aO M South Third StrMt, Hcrrlaburf. Pa,
t»«r» Kvnlng Exopt Sunday .
OfHtrrt s Dlrtcfrt.
SBHJAMIW r. M STIRS, Joax L. L. Kims.
VIM Pr»ild«nt. * Mrt,u
Secretary and Treatnrer. WM. W WALLOWKR.
Business Mansgvr. Editar,
All communications should ba addressed to STAR INDEPRMDIST,
Business. Editorial. Job Printing or Clrrulatioa Department
according to the .subject matter.
CntereiKat tbe Post (ifflca in Harrisburg as second clasi matter.
Benjamin k Kentnor Company.
New York aad Chicago RepresaatatlTaa.
Naw York Offlee, Brunswick Building. 225 Fifth ATSBB*.
Chicago Ofica, People's Gas Building. Michigan Avenue.
Delivered by carriers at • cents a week. Mailed to subscriber;
tor Three Dollars a yest in advance.
Tbe paper with the lAgesi Horn Circulation ia Harrisburg and
Marby towns.
Circulation Examine* by
Private Branch Esohan**, - No. 3280
PH»at» Branch E»ohanie. • No. »45-24t
Wednesday, December 1914.
Sun. Mon. Tucs. Wed. Thar. Frt. Sat.
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Full Moon, 2nd; Last Quarter, 10th;
New Moon, lttth; First Quarter, 24th.
P Harrisburg and vicinity: Continued
i cloudy, probably rain to-night or Thurs
day. Mild temperature.
Eastern Pennsylvania: Cloudy
L aSiV weather to night and Thursday. Light
to moderate variable winds.
Highest, 54; lowest, 48; 8 a. ni., 48; 8 p. m., 52.
Although we are told the Bureau of Engraving
and Printing in Washington is busy day and night
with three eight-hour forces of workmen, yet it is
not turning out the new internal revenue stamps
which by law went into use yesterday, with enough
rapidity to meet the great demand. There has
resulted confusion throughout the country. Cities
are sending urgent requisitions for the necessary
labels to central revenue offices and these offices
cannot get large enough stocks of stamps from the
government bureau to meet the demands.
We need not be so much concerned about the
reason for the scarcity of the stamps. The printers
are doing their best in Washington. As soon as
Congress decided on the use of revenue stamps, to
begin December 1, work began on engraving the
dies and the printing presses of the bureau have
since been busy turning out quantities of the
What has been of the most concern has been the
fact that the new law requires unconditionally the
affixing of the proprietary and documentary stamps
to proprietary articles and commercial papers, be
ginning yesterday, and provides penalties of fifty
per cent, of the tax for failures to use the stamps.
Business men who have made honest efforts to get
supplies of the labels and have been unable to
obtain them have been anxious about the possible
consequences of selling goods or of transferring
commercial papers without the use of stamps.
It seems that there is no cause for anxiety, how
ever, for the government authorities have now
ruled that in cases where documentary stamps can
not' be had, the papers shall go their way after
records are made of them, and in like manner, that
where proprietary stamps are not available, articles
shall be sold after being properly noted. When
stamps become plentiful they can be bought to the
required amounts and canceled, thus meeting all
Ojrfe thing is made absolutely certain by the
aythorities and that is that the government does
not intend to prosecute individuals for not using
the revenue stamps when unavailable, so long as
they report to the revenue collectors and keep de
tailed accounts of their obligations to the govern
A whole lot of trouble came about because a
city ordinance provides that the Omaha Street
Railway Company shall sell at reduced rates tick
ets to be used by "children attending school."
The trouble started when a number of university
students of the city recenty boarded a street car
and forced the conductor to take the reduced rate
tickets in payment of their fares. In justification
of their actions they appeared before the superin
tendent of transportation and later before the city
attorney and argued their case.
'I hat they were attending school the eitv attorney
couid not dispute and that they were children he
could not disprove; for the dictionary was against
"A child," quoted the students # from the dic
tionary, "is a son or a daughter, the immediate
progeny of human parents."
That they fulfilled that condition was self-evi
"A child is one who," they continued to quote,
"shows signs of relationship to or the influence
of another, as a disciple of • teacher, as a child of
God, u child of the devil, a child of toil. '
"The children" asserted that they came uuder
all of these definitions, whieh goes to show two
things,—first that a city ordinance should be very
specific in a college town, and second that the dic
tionary should not be taken too seriously.
Arizona and the whole country is getting very
much excited about the plans for the execution of
ten criminals ou one day,—December 19, —in the
state prison. Governor Hunt is daily receiving
bushels of letters urging him to prevent the liang
ings and one of his correspondents has gone so far
as to threaten him with death if he fails to com
mute the sentences to life imprisonment.
The whole situation presents an interesting sub
ject for psychological consideration. If the ten
men were to have been put to death one at a
time and with a few weeks' interval between exe
cutions, no great outcry would have been raised.
The people would have taken it as a matter o7
course in Arizona just as they do in other states
where a murderer or two is put to death every once
in a while; but when the unusual situation arises
where ten men are to be hanged in one day, it gets
on the people's nerves. They think about it so
much that they begin first to ask themselves the
question whether capital punishment is right, and
then to convince themselves it is wrong.
In the Arizona case the Governor. —although per
haps he may have the legal right to grant pardons
or commutations to the condemned, —cannot in any
way be justly criticised for letting the law take its
course, for a majority of the voters of the state
decreed at the polls recently that the men be
hanged. It might, however, be wise if the Governor
were to lend his influence toward having the men
put to death separately with sufficiently long in
tervals between hangings to calm the inflamed
minds of a large part of the Arizona populace.
Mr. L. G. Edgar, of Nutley, N. J., writes to the
New York "Sun" that it is an '"awful pity" the
Washington administration is so strict in its ideas
of neutrality as to ban the singing of the British
soldiers' favorite song, "Tipperary," among the
men of the United States Army and Navy.
Mr. Kdgar takes the Washington edict very
much to heart. Indeed he insists that Uncle Sam's
lighting men be permitted at least to siug the ''Tip
perary'' tune if not the "Tipperary" words, and
he offers the following lines as a substitute for
those of the original song:
It's 8 long w»v to Chieago,
And a long way to Now York,
It's a long way to San Francisco,
And I'd rather ride than walk;
Good-bv to the Bowery,
Good-by to Herald Square,
It's a long, long distance down to Broadway
And my heart's right there.
Without commenting here on the meter or lack
of meter in Mr. Edgar's lines, we cannot refrain
from erpressing our admiration for the sentiment
that inspired the Jersey song writer in penning
them. We can understand fully his sympathetic
fellow feeling for the men of our Armv and Xavy
whose duty keeps them from Broadway; for living
in Nutley must be more irksome even than life in
an Army barracks.
The women of the European war zone have decided to
adopt "plain dress." Even war has some eomjiensations.
Perhaps City Commissioner Taylor has former Park
Superintendent Forrer in mind for the new post of City
They have put a tax on telephone conversations. Too
bad it could not have been put on some of the less useful
form of loquacity.
May be the submarine diver at a local theatre this
week, who has volunteered to recover lost articles, can
tell us where the Farnsworth Cup is.
The population of the United States is about 100,000,000
and it ia proposed to raise $100,000,000 by the new war
tax which went into effect yesterday. That makes one
dollar the average tax on every citizen of the United
States. If Harrisburg's population is placed at 75,000,
the proportionate share of the tax that falls on the people
of this city is $75,000.
"What's the matter with the glass eater!"
"He ate a couple of windows last evening and I think
he must have a pane in his stomach."—Baltimore Ameri
Annt—"You've counted up to eight nicely, dear. But
don't you know what comes after eight?"
Elsie—"Bedtime."—Boston Transcript.
"What is the first thing a woman ought to learn about
running an automobile!"
"The telephone number of the repair shop."—Washing
ton Star.
The Host —"It's beginning to rain; you'd better stay
to dinner."
The Guest —"Oh, thanks, very much; but it's not bad
enough for that."—Vale Record.
"Pa, a man's wife is his better half, isn't she!"
"We are told so, my son."
"Their if a man marries twice there isn't anything left
of him, is there!"— Boston Transcript.
Among the Monday morning culprits haled before a
Baltimore police magistrate was a colored man with jo
visible means of support.
"What occupation have you here in Baltimore!" asked
his honor.
"Well, jedge," said the darkey, "I ain't doin' much at
present—jest eireulatin' round, sub."
His honor turned to the clerk of the court and said:
"Please enter the fact that this gentleman has been
retired from circulating for sixty days."—Green Bag.
[Tongue-End Top icsl
Wanamaker Suit Roc ailed
Former Judge J. Sharpe Wilson, of
Beaver, prominent in the Knights of
Templar of Pennsylvania, was a visit
or to Harrisburg this week and met a
number of old friends. Since retiring
from the bench Judge Wilson has de
voted himself closely to his law prac
tice. When on the bench Judge Wilson
preside*! at tic trial of the celebrated
libel suit brought by Thomas S. Rob
inson, of Butler, former Superintendent
of Public Printing an<l Binding,
against John Wanaimaker. the "Mer
chant Prince," of Philadelphia.
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"Merchant Prince" Won Out
Mr. Wanamaker, in the course of
his campaign for United States Sen
ator in 1898, made a speech in Ly
kens in which he referred to the "Bird
Book Scandal'' in a way that Mr. Rob
inson though reflected on him, he be
ing at the head of the State's printing
department when that scandal broke
upon the public. As the Wanamaketr
speech was publish**! all over the State
"and as the law of Pennsylvania permits
a man to bring suit for libel in any
county where the alleged libel circu
lates, Mr. Robinson chose to prosecute
Mr. Wanamaker in Beaver county, and
the trial took place before Judge Wil
son. It resHilted in a non-suit before
it had proceeded very far, but subse
quently the case was reopened, and
again it came to trial before Jxidge
Wilson, the second trial resulting in a
verdict of not guilty. At each trial
numerous witnesses from Harrisburg
were present, and among those sum
moned was former Governor Hastings.
The attorneys for Mr. Wanamaker
were former Judge James Gay Gordon,
of Philadelphia, and Uharles H. Berg
ner, of Harrisburg. Mr. Robinson's at
torney was Lev McQuiston, of Butler,
and there were some lively legal tilts
during the trial which ended happily
for the Philadelphian.
• * *
Even tbe Court Laughed
It was during the trial that an inci
dent occurred that convulsed not only
the spectators but the dignified court
itself. Mr. McQuiston was examining
a Harrisburg witness and was endeav
oring to get from him an idea of
political conditions that prevailed at
the time Mr. Wanamaker was alleged
to have made his speech in which Mr.
Robinson alleged he was libeled. It
will be remembered by those who take
«n interest in politics that in that cam
paign the contest between Quay and
Wanamaker was most bitter. Hardly
a Republican in the State but who was
on one side or the other in the tight,
and it was so intense that men were,
figuratively, at each other's throats.
Prosecutions of niaaiv kinds grew out
of the contest, and factional war was
at its very height. In the course of nis
examination of the witness, Mr. Mc-
Quiston asked:
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Newspaperman's Answer
"Now, sir, don't you know that at
the time the libel in question was ut
tered by Mr. Wanamaker that the
greatest bitterness was manifest be
tween the two factions of the Repub
lican partyf That men were ready to
rend each other in their discussion of
the candidates? That it was the most
violent and bitterest campaign thai
was ever waged in Pennsylvania. Don't
you know thai.'"' asked
drawing himself up and tossing back
his shock of tawny hair, and glaring
at the witness as he waited for his
answer. The witness, a newspaper
man, who was perfectly familiar with
all of the conditions such as Mr. Mc
yuiston described, regarded his ques
tioner placidly, and then answered in
calm tones: "Yes, sir; there was a
rumor to that effect."
The climax had an instantaneous
effect. The attorneys—t'he whole bar
was present—the witnesses, and the
spectators burst into a roar of laughter
and Judge Wilson (kicked his head be
hind the desk, emerging later wit'h a
face as red as a .beet, aanl striving as
best he couli to preserve the dignity
of his position. McQuiston did not
press for further information in that
Mrs. Angle's Ability to Stand Trial
Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 2. —The
ease of Mrs. Helen Angle, charged with
the murder of Waldo K. Ballou at Stam
ford last July, may be postponed for
another term, if physicians assigned to
examine her rei>ort that she is not able
to stand trial at this time. State At
torney mornings moved yesterday for
trial next Tuesday. The defense ob
jected that trial would be dangerous.
Dr. Schavoir, representing the State,
and Dr. J. H. Staui), representing Mrs.
Angle, 'both of Stamford, were assign
ed to examine her and will probably re
port to Judge Schuttvway this week.
The man who waits for opportunity,
and when he sees it Hikes it, is not so
gooj a man as he who does not wait,
•but makes it.
Some children catch one aihneat
after another, Lave cold* after cold*,
while other children are seldom sick
If your children are pale or frail,
" they catch cold* easily, lack an
bition or are backward in school,
which is rich in the food elements
to create good blood to strengthen
their bodies and brains—SCOTT'S
EMULSION is free from ai- Ai
cohol or habit forming druga. JNk
To My Friends
and Patrons of
In assuming tUp sole
ownership of u 'The
Globe," I deeply feel
the great obligation
which I owe to my many
friends and customers,
and at this time wish to
extend to you my heart
felt thanks and sincere
It was your kind,
loyal support which as
sisted in building up
"The (slobe" and mak
ing it the foremost store
of its character in Cen
tral Pennsylvania, and
which support I hope
that I may at all times
It shall be my aim to
make "The Globe" Har
risburg's Greatest
Clothing Store, greater
in every respect.
Sincerely yours,
Cautioned From First I'aae.
residential districts for example, that
"God will not be any the less wise or
just in the world to come, and -will
not mix the good and the bad.''
"I don't want to go to Heaven,"
continued the evangelist, "if some of
you people here in Harrisburg go there
What would be the use of taking t'hem
there? If these saloonkeepers arnd bar
tenders would go to Heaven, they'd
be dickering first thing with the angels
trying to set up a beer saloon in some
corner. The money grabbers would dig
up the gold bricks from the pa vem tints
of paradise and ho»k them. Why, some
women would be unhappy in Heaven
unless they could start a bridge whist
cluib, and they'd want to dance the
tango down the Market street of
Is Tired of Gang Here
"I'm tired ej\ough of that gang
down here, let alone going through
eternity with them. I'm glad for the
day when I'll get rid of the silly,
sloppy sort of religionists that want
everybody all mixed up in Heaven."
That no man can believe iin the
Bible anil at the sajne time disbelieve
the existence ot' hell, was the evan
gelist's next declaration, and he added
| that "when you find a man who says
he doesn't believe in hell, just pot it
j down that he believes in hell more
i than anybody. He's lying to himself.
I had a doctor tell me onee that he
didn't believe in hell but that he was
mortally afraid he was, going there,
and I told him that his head was lying
to him and his heart was telling him
the truth."
Spiritualism Called Nonsense
Spiritualism came in for some hard
I knocks in l>r. Stough's next remarks.
I He said that ''the idiocy of spiritual
] ism manifested itself because a spirit
j froon the dead never came into a room
; where a spiritualist and her dupes were
sitting and said a single new thing
about the world -beyond the grave,
proving that spiritualism is all tom
foolery and nonsense."
The preaoher asserted t.hat if per
sons do not believe that there is a
lake of fire and brimstone in a place
of eternal torment, they must logically
believe that hell is even worse than
thait, since a figure of speech is always
weaker than the thing for which it
That a quickened memory of sins
committed on earth will be hell itself,
the preacher asserted, on the assump
tion that there is memory in eternity.
Klaborating somewhat on this point he
declared that all appetites, desires and
passions of human beings, as well as
memory, will pass with them to eter
nity, since these things belong not to
the body but to the self which goes
on to "the great beyond" nfter death.
Unsatisfied Desires Hell
"In hell," he said, "there ig no cup
for the drunkard to press to his lips to
satisfy the appetite which he cultivat
ed on earth. There is no prayer, no
BUde, no song of praise, no love in hell.
love turns to hatred there. I.iove
is a reflection from God, for God is
"Hell is, generally speaking, the
place where God is not. The hundreds
of persons in this city who do not love
God, who hate Him and the church of
Jesus Christ, who spurn the Bible and
who turn from meetings like this one,
would not be happy in Heaven where
His glory is. There must be a place for
them in eternity where they can have
what they want.
Character a Fixed Thing
"We die as we live, and we live in
the hereafter as we die. If you die a
drunkard, you waken in eternity a
drunkard. Death is but a door, from
one room to another, and character is
not changed by passing through it.
Character is fixed. You cannot change
your character even if you come down
here and hit the trail to-night. You
may change your choice of living, but
character is the result of years and
years of living.
"God never sent a soul to hell," ho
said in conclusion. "He never damned
a soul. Hell was prepared for the
Devil. If you go there, it is because
God cannot keep you from it. If you
go to Hell, you go over the pierced
body of His Son;"
Five of Family Hit Trail
When the appeal for trail hitters was
Yes! boys need
overcoats too —
And we got just the kind the
boys want those good, warm, _ \>S»
"comfy" Chinchillas with plaid
worsted linings. Some button to neek XpfiOTj jb 'RL\
others have shawl collars—belted back •'
—all sizes to 10 years—in blue, Oxford rWf JT
gray and brown. Exceptional values at CJ mr 0
$5 v fj|jl
"Globe Special" djC /hm
Two Pants Suits ©
These are the suits that thrifty parents should buy
for the chaps who are "so hard on their clothes"—
there's double service in them—real economy. Gray
and Tan Mixed Cheviots and Cnssimeres, Blue Serges and Cor
duroys. Easily worth $6.50 elsewhere—they're wonderful
values at . $5.00
An Ounce of Underwear Protection Is
Better Than a "Pound of Cure for Colds"
f There's hardly a worthy make of undergar
ment that you can't find here—we carry every
kind that's worthy—no other.
at SI.OO to $4.00
DUOFOLD—The double texture underwear,
union suits and two-pieec garments, at
SI.OO to $3.50
ROCKWOOD—NaturaI Australian Wool, as
soft as down, at $1.50
JANEWAY Hygienic worsted shirts and
drawers in every weight, at SI.OO and $1.50
Sweaters—of the Right Sort
Heavy Shaker Knit Sweaters with loose pockets and deep
shawl collars—maroon and navy—the kind the best sweater
judges jvould brand as a good $4.50 value—a most unusual
value at
' made, eighty persons came to the front,
|an unusually large number of which
| were young girls. Several married
I couples were in the throng, and a fam
, ilv consisting of a man and wife with
; two daughters and a son. One mau went
into the audience for his wife and in
another instance a woman eutne to the
; front to be bv the side of her husband.
Turkish Inns
\ To the traveler accustomed to the
■ luxury of up to date hotels a "Pin kish
khan (inn) comes as a rude surprise.
One finds oneself suddenly whisked
from the twentieth to the tenth cen
tury. Beneath a central archway one.
passes into quadrangle, which, with
its fountain, suggests university pre
■ cincts. The ground tloor of the build
, ings forms the stables. Above are the
] guest rooms. The principal guest
I room —the one above the entrance gate
' way —is allotted to travelers of note,
jit is innocent of the appointments
I proper to a European bedchamber, its
| furniture consisting merely of a roll of
I matting to spread on a low wooden
| platform and an earthenware pipkin
for water.—London Answers.
Speedy Transportation of Gifts
Genoa, via Borne, Dee. 2, 9.40 A. M.
! —Tile American Consul General, Dr.
John Edward J ones, has made all ar
j rangements with the proper authorities
for the speedy transportation by rail
of the American Christinas gifts to the
orphans of Austria and Germany.
Frank Admission
"Do you regard politics in your
state at all as a square deal?"
"No," replied Senator Sorghum. "It
is rather a question ctf who gets lost in
the shuffle."—Washington Star.
Musterole Loosens fJp Those Stiff
Joints—Drives Out Pain
You'll know why thousands use MUS
TEROLE once you experience the glad
relief it gives.
Get a jar at once from the nearest
drug store. It is a clean, white oint
ment made with the oil of mustard.
Better than a mustard plaster and does
.not blister. Brings ease and comfort
while it is being rubbed on!
MUSTEROLE is recomended by
doctors and nurses. Millions of jars are
used annually for Bronchitis, Croup,
Stiff Neck, Asthma, Neuralgia, Conges
tion, Pleurisy, Rheumatism, Lumbago,
Pains and Aches of the Back or Joints,
Sprains, Sore Muscles, Bruises, Chil
blains, Frosted Feet. Colds of the Chest
(it often prevents Pneumonia).
At your druggist's, in 25e and 50c
jars, and a special large hospital size
for $2.50.
Be sure you get the genuine MUS
TEROLE. Refuse imitations—get what
you ask for. The Musterole Company,
Cleveland, Ohio.
The Appalling Increase Is Subject of
Address Before the American Pub
lic Health Association
B}f Associated Prrss,
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 2. —The im
portance of a nation-wide educational
campaign for the control of cancer wa*
emphasized by Frederick L. Hoffman,
■statistician of an insurance company, in
an address before the American Pub
lic Health Association here to-day. The
subject of his address was '"The Ac
curacy of American ( sneer Mortality
Statistics." Mr. Hoffman said:
"The truly enormous recorded in
crease in the cancer death rate during
the last twenty-live years, compared
with the previous quarter-century, abso
lutely precludes the possibility of this
increase 'being exclusively the result of
improved methods of medical diagnosis
and death certification.
"The burden of proof that cancer ist
not on the increase rests with those
who make the assertion that the in
crease in the recorded cancer death rate
is exclusively the result of improved
methods of diagnosis and death certifi
cation. The required evidence in sup
port of this argument has not beeu
"In contrast, the statistical evi
dence of cancer increase throughout the
civilized world is so overwhelming and
so otbviously conclusive and so thor
oughly in accordance with medical and
surgical experience that perhaps no oth
er fact in the vast domain of human
mortality and disease is more complete
ly etsablished at the present time. 'lt
is, therefore, a rightful exercise of the
critical method of reasoning that pub
lic attention should be directed to what
is obviously a serious menace to civili
sation and" the importance of cancer
control on the basis of a nation-wide
educational campaign."
Linear Measure
The Frenchman and the American
had gone a considerable distance in
animated discussion concerning the
merits of their respective countries.
Neither would make any concessions..
"Of course," finally said the French
man in desperation, "you will concede
that there is only one Eiffel tower and
that we have it."
"Certainly," agreed the American,
"and I am mighty glad, for it has giv
en ns a means for measuring our sky
scrapers. We now say in New York
that a building is two eiffels high or
three or four, as the case may be."—
New York Post.
I went for a music lesson the other
day and carried a basket with, me, as
I intended to do some shopping on the
way home. When I had finished' my
lesson I left, but hadn't gone far when
I suddenly remembered my basket. So
back I went and asked the maid who
opened the door to give it to me. I
did feel somewhat ridiculous when she
asked me if I had brought two bas
kets, as I had one already hanging oa
my arm.—London Telegraph.