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Private Branoh Exohanfa, No. 3280
Prlvata Branoh Exohanga, • No. 145-24 i
V Thursday, December 3, 1914.
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Full Moon, 2nd; Last Quarter, 10th;
New Moon. 16th; First Quarter, 24th.
Harrisburg and vicinity: Fair to
'* night and probably Friday. Colder.
k° WeSt temperature to-uight about 40
Eastern Pennsylvania: Unsettled
i yTy and colder to night and Friday. Fresh
north and northeast winds.
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, 50; lowest, 44; 8 a. m., 44; 8 p. m., 50.
The Progressive party was not put down and
ont by the somewhat discouraging results of last
month's elections throughout the country. At
least so its national executive committee said in
effect yesterday when it met in Chicago to pick
up the pieces and to lay the first plans for patching
them together for 1916. Thirty-four of the states
of' the union were represented and even Gifford
Pinchot, who paid $49,275 out of his own pocket
for the experience of making a losing light for the
United States Senatorship in Pennsylvania; was on
hand with flattened pocketbook but with a deter
mination to stick to the ship.
The committeemen seemed to see something to
encourage them in the assertion that more than
1,750,000 votes were polled by the party in
the United States in the recent election. That
may not be regarded as very many by £hose who
consider the aggregate number of votes cast for
the other parties, but the number was sufficiently
large to encourage the committee to make the an
nouncement that it will make the fight to elect a
Progressive president in 1916. Incidentally the
committee hinted strongly that the main campaign
pledge of the party will be to "take the tariff out
of politics by the creation of a permanent non
partisan tariff commission."
The Bull Moosers never have been accused of
being pessimists with regard to their own affairs.
Their attitude as expressed by the Chicago meeting
yesterday indicates their optimism increases even
when the number of votes they poll decreases. How
ever, whatever the unbiased observer may think of
the possibility of the Bull Moose "coming back" to
the extent of actually having a chance to elect its
candidate for President in 1916, it must be said
that the presence of the Progressive hat in the ring
in the past has not done the country any harm.
There are lots of Progressives who recognize that
theiyp'arty can do the country a whole lot of good
it never again elects a man to any office.
Jinfluence unquestionably has resulted in very
material gains for the people in the form of re
forms and readjustments of policies it has com
pelled in the old parties,—especially the Repub
The Progressives may not again reach the point
where they can wield the balance of power in a
national campaign;— yet, who can tell?
AN OLD MAN'S HOBBY
There is an old man in a small town in this state,
no matter where, who has a hobby. His life is
wrapped up in old dishes, lie takes delight not in
collecting of specimens, for his house is crowded
now from top to bottom and he has not the means
to add to his stock even if he would. His joy
is merely in contemplating his treasures from day
to day and in knowing that they are his, all his.
It has taken him a lifetime to make his wonder
ful collection,—for it is wonderful. He has picked
up old plates here and old crockery there, and has
classified them and gloried in them as does a nu
mismatist in his coins or a philatelist in his stamps.
Many of his specimens are of exceeding rarity; all
have been increasing gneatly in value since he ob
In the old man's humble home, where he leads a
bachelor life, every room is a riot of gay-colored
chinaware, earthenware and glassware. His treas
ures fill shelves and mantel-pieces on the walls and
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, THURSDAY EVENmfI, DKCEAI BKK 3, 1914.
overflow unto tables and unto floors. His collec
tion has made his house his palace. His dishes are
This old man is to-day in straitened circum
stances. Rumor in his little town has been busy,
and it says that he pays his taxes and meets his
othor bills with tardiness, and with pitiful de
meanor. Gossip has branded him an old miser, and
ponders and wonders why in the world he does not
accept the many cash offers which have been made
him for his dishes, and then live in comfort, even
luxury, for the few remaining days of his life.
But there would be 110 comfort, no luxury for him
if he were to do as the public opinion in his town
seeks to dictate. His dishes are his comfort and
his hobby, his luxury. Without his treasures he
would have nothing to live for. He is not a miser,
for he refuses money. He only wants to die with
his dishes as he has lived with them. The passion
of possession has hold of him.
Only those who have the hobbyist's love for in
animate objects can hope fully to understand that
old man whom his little town calls queer.
GIRL WORKERS IN THE CITIES
Young women of high character but no money,
who have the ambition to go to the great cities to
make their way in honorable occupation, often
wonder why they are warned to stay at home. Such
women can with profit read some of the testimony
submitted 111 the present inquiry being conducted
in New York City by the Factory Investigation
Commission as to low wages paid to women work
ers. Miss Esther Packard assistant secretary of
the Consumers' League, said yesterday:
One girl who earns $6 a week lives on one meal a day
when she has to pay for shoes or a hat. Many girls frankly
admitted that they counted on their male friends to buy
their Sunday dinuers. A girl of 23 had taken no vacation
for six years because she could not afford to lose her salary
for a week. A woman of 40, without a vacation for 25
years, cannot think of stopping work for a month to take
a rest which she needs.
It is hard for good girls to understand why girls
| who go to the cities to work find it difficult to con
! tinue good. Perhaps Miss Packard's testimony will
| help to explain.
EDUCATION AT HOME
The new ijif>oo,(XX) graduate school for the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania will be an additional in
ducement to keep students in this country. Now
that all industries abroad are crippled, including
that of education, we are making efforts to estab
lish our independence here at home, and to main
tain it after the war. Not the least of the consid
erations is that of keeping our students in American
Not particularly because the University of Penn
sylvania is in our own state but more generally be
cause it is in tlie United States we should take an
interest in the preparations it is making ,to accom
modate graduate students, to encourage men to
pursue their special studies in an institution in
their own country.
"Old Penn" has made its name famous abroad
as well as in America, not only by its strictly aca
demic activities, but by its investigations carried
on in historic fields for purposes of enriching its
museum and of adding to the world's knowledge
of the past.
Students from abroad have been attracted to the
university, as they have of course been to other
American institutions of higher earning, and while
foreigners were coming here to study under our
teachers, American students were leaving for uni
This sort of an exchange of piaces has its ad
vantages, but a more logical way of arriving at
desired results seems to be the interchanging of
professors between American and foreign univer
sities. It is a comparatively new idea, but appears
to be a good one. With a fair trial, after the end
of hostilities, it may give higher education at home
a place of almost equal importance and prestige
with education abroad.
We wonder if Gifford Pinchot's official residence still is
in Pike county.
Harrisburg's police department still is "bringing home
the bacon" in the form of recovered loot.
Carnegie says it is foolish to demand a larger United
States Navy. Can it be that Andy has sold his Steel
Too bad that money the defeated candidates for office
spent on their useless campaign could not have been turned
over to the Belgians.
( olonel Roosevelt was not at the Chicago meeting of the
Bull Moose national committee, nor did he even send a
telegram. Perhaps the Colonel is economizing to make up
for expenses of the Fall spin around the loop.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
Don't edit magazine or journal,
Not even if they call you "colonel!"
The editor is born for woe.
(I've been the thing and hence I know.)
With open ears to all advisers—
Subscribers, owners, advertisers—
He toils within his gloomy haunts
A-guessing what the public, wants,
Repelling lovely authoresses
Who will not guess the way he guesses—•
Yet has to read what every bore
Has got to say about the war.
—Arthur Guiterman in Life.
CULTURE IN A PRISON
' I understand that this prison has been thoroughly re
"Yes," replied the gentlemanly convict. "The only
fault we have to find no<v is the necessity of associating
with so uncultured a person as the wardenr"—Washington
HAD HIS SUSPICIONS
A gentleman in the South End invited us to come out
and eat some beefsteak with him. The invitation is so
unusual and unreasonable that we fear it is a plot to
ambush and assassinate us, and therefore we regretfully
| Tongue-End Top icsj
Work of the San Jose Parasite
The discovery by State Economic
Zoologist Surface of a parasite that
will kill and utterly destroy the San
Jose scale, firet made public through
the Star-Independent about a year ago,
credit for which discovery was dis
puted by a Berks county scientist, has
resulted in nnK''h good throughout the
country, as correspondence between an
eminent Michigan fruit grower and Dr.
Surface will show. l>r. Surface intro
duced the parasites of the San Jose
scale into different parts of Pennsyl
vania and also into certain other
States of the union, and his discovery
has robbe.l the destructive scale of its
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Scale and Parasite Gone
The Michigan fruit grower writes:
"At spraying time early this spring I
took the branches from the pear trees
to which I had attached the small
twigs you sent me, and placed them
among some willows that were swarm
ing with scale, that I might not kill
them when spraying my pear trees. 1
have made careful search for scale
parasites on my willows, and I am not
able to find either the parasites or
scale, excepting some mummies on dead
branches. Certainly the parasites are
here somewhere, and I hope to locate
them, as several neighbors want to in
troduce them into their orchards. This
I know: The willows were badly in
fested when I put the parasites among
them. Now I cannot find a live bug.
So I think there can be no doubt that
the parasites did the work, and we
also note the very small number of
scales found on other trees and on
those of a neig'hbor whose orchards
comes close up to the willows mention
ed.' ' •
Wants to Get the "Mummies"
To this communication Professor
j Surface replied as follows: "I have no
| doubt whatever of the correctness of
j your interpretation to the effect that
i the parasites cleaned up the scale,
| ©specially on the willow trees, which
I you know were not sprayed. Your ac
tion in transferring cuttings to the
j willows before spraying your pears
j shows how an intelligent person can
j co operate with others to obtain the
j results desired. Many persons would
| not have thought of this, aaid might
| have lost the beneficial results of the
j parasites.. As it is, you certainly have
started their dissemination in that re
gion, amd they will continue to spread
not only from farm to farm, but from
towmslhip to township, and from county
to county. I wish you would kindly
send me by mail just a few cutting 3
from youir willow trees with the pld
'mummies' on tihem, if possible and
also some cuttings from your infested
orchards or neighboring orchards, in
J order that I may photograph them to
I show the holes in the scales through
which the parasites came. These holes
are invisible to the unaided eye, and
the parasites are likewise invisible. It
•is no wonder that persons cannot tell
without ca/reful miscropic examination
Whether the parasites were present or
not, or whether their efforts ;?t intro
duction were successful or not."
READL FOR A WRECK
The Careful Man Who Believed in Tak
ing Every Precaution
Two friends 'boarded a great trans
atlantic liner and sett sail for Cher
bourg. One was a good fellow. The
other was a niggardly man. The first
nighlt out they wenit to their state
"sSay, Boh," said the niggardly man,
"I wish you'd step otft on <leck whilo
"That's a remarkaible request," ob
jected. 'the good fellow. '' Why have
you developed this streak of bashful
ness at this late day? I never saw any
signs of it before."
"Never inind about that," said the
niggardly man. "You get outl"
After a long ami acrimonious argu
ment the good fellow went out on deck
and stayed half an hour. When he
returned to the stateroom the niggard
ly man was sitretched out in the up
per berth. Moreover, lie was dressed up
like a Christmas tree in a beribboned
nightgown and a woman's boudoir cap.
"Say," exclaimed the good fellow,
"what in thunder is the matter? Why
(have you got that makeup on?"
"Look at me and be wise," said the
niggardly man. " Remember the rule,
'ln case of a wreck women ami chil
dren first.' '' —Popular (Magazine.
Peru the Source of Cocaine
There is a shrub in high Peru which
does not bring the blessing of the po
tato—l mean the cocoa tree, whence
comes cocaine. The leaf is chewed by
young and old. Some doctors say it is
very bad for the people of Peru. The
infantile death rate is high, and they
say few old persons are to "be found.
Other doctors aver that the cocoa leaf
is very good for the peasants. I am
inclined to take a view between the
two opinions. I met a man in Cuzeo
•who was running a grocery storey and
I'rofesaor Giessecke told me they' had
very good proofs in that town thait he
was a hundred and fifty years old. He
sold me chocolate and also cocoa leaves.
I chewed the leaves to try to cure an
ulcer in mv stomach, and they helped"
me more than all the medicines of
civilization that I had tried.—'Peter
Mac Queen in National 'Magazine.
THE WHOLE BODY
NEEDS PURE BLOOD
The bones, the muscles, and all the
organs of the body depend for their
strength and tone nud healthy action on
Hood's Sarsaparilla makes pure
blood. It is positively unequaled in
the treatment of scrofula, catarrh, rheu
matism, dyspepsia, loss of appetite,
that tired feeling. There is no other
medicine like it. Be sure to get Hood's
and get it to-day. It is sold by all
I druggists. Adv.
THE GLOBE THE GLOBE
A Pre-Ghristinnias Sale
Off Ladies' and Misses' Coats
A timely purchase of these outergarments--
fashioned in the very newest, stunning modes of the
\ season--at about one-third offf their regular prices,
brings this array of superb coats to you at
Every fashionable imported fabric such as Hponge,
,TM Zebeline, Beaver Cloth, Chinchilla and fancy English
r>Lyl/ wee£ ® ' s represented. Eac.n one elegantly tailored--
11 some, are beautifully lined throughout. Many of them
jW' worth $25.
/ ; !' I \W Coats for Little 05rl§
/ j I I \ W Warm, dressy coats -- Coats of the /|Er\
n lrW« Chinchillas, Cheviots and better sort --
\iJnL-* Tweeds -- some with de- Plush, Velvet,
\\\ if' tachable capes--a superb Corduroy and Ugr
\VX/ O „„ a n . . n . . Wool Plush in Ifiln
llgi'lP V! Ct '°" ' f h ' ld,Bh very fetching liil
■ models, well worth $6.50 models, ||^P|
(t| M to S7.SO, At § 7 J S amd
At $5.95 $12.75
THE OLOBE Lad -Sco n °^?„f r ion
STRATEGY OF LEADERS IMPORTANT PART IN WAR
GENERAL VON FABECK GENERAL FOCH " ""
Strategy plays Ibo most Important part in every bis war. The skilful manipulating of armies hns often won
even where the victorious nation has been outnumbered in troops and munitions. In the present conflict the valiant
work and splendid military discipline exercised by the leaders has won admiration all around. Generals Joffre. Kocli
and von Fabeck are men of splendid typo and bearing wiio have done great work, as has Duke Albrecbt of Wurtem
burg and the Crown Prince Itupprecht of Bavaria.
Home For the Friendless Receives
Large Number of Articles
The following Thanksgiving dona-1
tions wore received ait the Home of the
Five doze® oranges, Mrs. George C.
Zollinger; oysters, Augsburg Lutheran
church; turkey, Mrs. Henry McCor
nik'k; dozen cans of peas, Mrs. Anna
Doehne; 50 pounds loaf sugar; Mrs. |
A. J. l>ull; 8 quarts cranberries, Mrs. j
Willard Young; 4 pounds butter, 2 doz
en egg's, Mrs. 0. Lynch; 6 glasses jeMy,!
3' jars fruit, 5 baskets grapes, Miss j
Mary M. Mitchell; box prunes Misses I
Anna and (Sibyl Weir; basket sweet po- j
tatocs, Mrs. 11. C. Damming; basket |
bananas, Mrs. Jos'hua W. Gross; tur-j
key, Mrs. E. C. Kunkel; one-half
crate or am gee, Bates & Co.; ba«ket
sweet potatoes, Miss Small; fruit cake,;
Mr. Thorley; turkey, Mrs. Edward C.!
Bailey; turkey, Mra. Charles Kunkel; |
turkey, Mrs. Weiss; candy #nd dafes,
Mrs. Koffer; Mrs. S. Cameron ;
Young; small cakes, Mrs. John Rei'ly; |
figs ujinauts, Mrs. Hammond; celerv,|
Mrs. David Herr; 2 baskets apples, j
Mrs. Thompson; 1 basket apples, Mrs. i
C. S'igler; sjnall ginger cakes, Mrs. Ja- J
cobs; 2 largo cakes, Mrs. King; onions, |
Miisa Lydia A. Forney; ice cream, Miss j
■Clara ('ankle; titirkey, M.iss Jennie!
Dull; mince meat, Mrs. Charles Stouf- j
for; cranberries and sugar, Mrs. M«-
Messiah Lutheran Ohurch—Twenty- 1
four glasses jelly, 7 cans of tomatoes, i
3 cans corn, 2 cans peas, 3 jars fruit,
cake soaip, 3 pounds of rice, 3 pounds
beans, 1 pound dried peaches, 1 pound
coffee, 2 pounds sugar,' 1 dozen apples, I
1 box cereal.
Public Schools—Twenty-four heads i
cabbage, 25 pounds sugar, 139 glasses j
jelly, 2 sacks salt, 26 pounds rice, 4 2 I
cans ftuit, 4 pounds prunes, 5 packs!
noodles, 10 pounds beans, 25 boxes]
cereal, 20 boxes Uneeda biscuits, 3 j
packs com meal, 2 loaves bread, one- j
half pound tea, 6 bushel apples, 27 |
bushel potatoes, 131 cans corn, 51
[ cans peas, §9 cans tomatoes, 15 pitmp
! kins, ] 1 cans baked beans, -2 cans of
j miscellaneous, 20 oranges, 1 peek of
i onions, 1 peek turniips, 4 bunches eel
; orv, 1 pack of macaroni, 1 sack flour,
j 3 cakes soap.
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j eign relations 1'' x atfkt\l the patriotic cit
"They ilon't do you any good," re
plied the local politician. "What you
want is a lot of relations right here in
your own country that'll vote the way
you tell 'em to. —Washington Star.
Artistic Printing at Star-Independent.