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Saturday, December 5, 1914.
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Full Moon, - .ind: Last Quarter, 1 Oth;
New Moon, loth; First Quarter, 24th.
Harrisburg and vicinity: Rain to- I.
night and probably Sunday. Not much \ fe/ggi
change in temperature. | i
Ksstern Pennsylvania: Rain south j
and rain or snow in north portion to- 1/
night and probably Sunday. Strong i
northeast and east winds. v
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, 46: lowest, 39: S a. m., 40; 8 p. m., 42.
POLAND. THE BUFFER STATE
"A loyal Poland would be of inestimable benefit
to Russia. The Polish-speaking part of that em
pire adjoins Germany and the Teuton. There is
destined at some time, perhaps in the not distant
future, to lie a struggle for supremacy between the
Teuton and the Slav, and in sueh au event. Poland
would be the buffer state, because of its situation."
—Nevin 0. Winter, in "Poland of To-day and Yes
terday," published last year.
A struggle for supremacy is now on, in a greater
and more awful way than Nevin O. Winter ven
tured to predict. The terming of Poland as "buffer
state" is strikingly appropriate to-day. Austria,
Germany and Russia meet in the territory which
once constituted the kingdom of Poland. The boun
daries of their Polish districts are the boundaries
of the three empires. It is in this region, the re
gion of poor partitioned Poland, that the fighting
is now most terrific.
The loyalty of Russian Poland to the Czar would
certainly be an advantage to Russia. If for such
loyalty Russia has honestly offered the Poles po
litical independence, it has taken a step toward
restoring Polish nationality which is only a begin
ning of what the war may bring about in lhat
Everywhere in Europe that ihere has ever been
a tight lor freedom the Poles have taken part in it.
Yes, and they have fought in the cause of liberty in
America, too, for Kosciuszko's services to Washing
ton during the Revolution cannot be overlooked.
The Poles have taken their place in every great
field of endeavor. In astronomy there is Coper
nicus; in military annals Sobieski: on the stage
ilodjeska: in the field of letters, Sienkiewicz, and
in the world of music, Paderewski.
et the Poles to-day have no nationality. Poland
has nominally been absorbed by the three adjoining
Powers and in the present war is the buffer state.
The chances are that it will be affected by the
treaties of peace at the close of hostilities, but we
cannot yet know whether its condition will be one
of/restored political independence or of enforced
Submission to the victors.
SMUT IN THE MAGAZINES
Good for the Radcliffe College girls! Boston
dispatches in the morning papers say they have
raised such a protest against the publication in the
"Harvard Monthly Magazine" of a story called
The Girl \\ ho Advertised that as many copies
of the publication as possible have been recalled,
the portions to which the girls objected have been
expurgated and a new edition has been put out.
The story, according to the dispatches, describes
a Radcliffe sophomore who permits herself to be
supported by a wealthy iJostonian so that she may
take the college course. The Radcliffe girls re
garded the story as a reflection on their alma
mater and hence the protest which resulted in the
tale being suppressed.
01 course it would not be entirely fair lor us 1o
judge the story without having read it, which we
have not done, hut if it is true that it has been
eliminated from the magazine as stated by the dis
patches the probability is that there were enough
objectionable features in it to justify the demand
for its suppression, else it would not have been
Some of the current magazines in general circu
lation have in them enough of smut and suggestive
sensationalism, —injected for the purpose of in
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 5, 1914.
creasing circulation, —without our college publica
tions stooping to print such stuff. There is more
accomplished in the direction of distorting the views
of the young with regard to purer things in life,
by faoile writers of romantic rot in some of the
so-eallcd popular magazines that are to be found
always on the newstands, than by any other agency
that we know of.
Surely we should discourage our college publi
cations from giving space to the same sort of sen
sational stuff and if the story in the "Harvard
Monthly Magazine" had a tendency that way, as
indicated by the dispatches, the Radeliffe girls
have done well to protest.
EUROPEAN GUNS AND OURS
If Congressman Augustus P. Gardner, of Massa
chusetts, father of the resolution calling for u Con
gress inquiry into the condition of the nation's de
fenses, is rightly informed, the ranges of the big
guns of the British and the German navies are so
much greater than the range of any gnu in the
present coast defenses of the United Slates, that
British or German dreadnoughts could take a posi
tion off New York harbor and demolish the fortifi
cations without any danger of our shells ever reach
ing them. Congressman Gardner said in a St.
Louis speech last night that our missiles would fall
short by fully a mile and a half.
The Representative from Massachusetts did not
say whether this country is capable of producing
guns of the range necessary to prevent possible
invaders from standing off at a safe distance and
puncturing the nation's metropolis with shells.
However, unless we can produce such guns, or un
less there is reasonable prospect of our learning
how to produce them, we might just as well quit
building coast defenses and battleships and spend
the money enjoying ourselves until such an enemy
may arrive. After that, —well, it isn't pleasant
to think about.
PITY THE PICKPOCKETS!
There is business depression among the New
York pickpockets. The Department of Correction
in that city reports that for the last two months the
once-flourishing trade of the "dip"' has been far
from thriving and that more than a hundred men
who had been engaged in it have been for,ced to
follow other pursuits.
In the days of prosperity lor pickpockets these
gentlemen have been able by a few hours' work,
using discretion in selecting persons with whom to
deal, to obtain for themselves enough substance to
support them for days,—sometimes weeks. Their
profits are. of course, one hundred per cent., except
when unusually excitable persons object to their
business methods and they are forced by preju
diced magistrates to pay fines.
It is not known just where the blame lies for
the deplorable condition which has thrown so many
pickpockets out of employment. The Washington
administration can hardly be held directly account
able, even by the most energetic fault-finders. It
is individuals who must be reproached for bring
ing on the calamity among pickpockets,—individ
uals who have deposited their money in the banks
instead of in their pockets,—thoughtless of the ne
cessities of their fellowmen who are dependent upon
them for substance.
The pickpockets may he ahle to get into other
trades, but their usefulness there will be limited.
1 heir training has been in the business of sleight
of hand, nimbleness of foot, thieving and deceiving,
and by leaving their trade they forfeit years of
This world is cruel alike to the just and the
Judging from the expense accounts of candidates in the
last election nobody bnt millionaires will hereafter be able
to run for office.
President VI ilson will soon have Congress "on his hands."
Somehow Woodrow always manages to bring that body
around to his way of thinking.
Postmaster General Burleson is not springing anything
new when he suggests that Christmas shippers mail their
parcels early. Seems as if we had heard that somewhere
Captain Evans bars "Tipperary" from use in the Navy
on the ground that it is a foreign war song. How about
"America" which was sung to the tune of "God Save the
A great many people would like to take the task of
making u,p his cabinet off Governor-elect Brumbaugh's
hands, but he apparently is not going to relinquish his
right to do it himself.
The English War Office has seen fit to announce officially
that an interview had by Irvin 8. Cobb, one of the most
reputable newspaper men in the United States, with Lord
Kitchener, the head of the British War Office, wns not cor
rect, and that Kitchener never made what Cobb printed as
his statements. The interview, a most remarkable one by
the way, reported Kitchener as saying that the war would
last three years, which seems to have been, to the British
idea, a reflection on the allies' fighting ability. No
reputable newspaper man would be guilty of manufactur
ing an interview such as Mr. Cobb printed, and it will be
very difficult for England to convince the American people
that Kitchener did not use the language as quoted.
TOLD IN LIGHTERVEIN
LUCKY TO BE POOR
Caller —"How much for a marriage license?"
Town Clerk—"One dollar."
Caller—"l've only fifty cents."
Town Clerk—"You're lucky."—Philadelphia Bulletin.
LIZZIE WOULD STAY
Mrs. Atwell had had a quarrel with her maid, Lizzie,
and the maid remarked that she would leave.
"Lizzie," said the mistress, severely, "you must stay
until I get another girl."
"I intend to, mum," said Lizzie. "Shure it's only right
some wan should tell her the kind of a woman you are."
Kansas City Star.
BACKBONE NOT NEEDED
"I am afraid I haven't enough backbone to be seen in
a blouse like that."
"Ah, madam, but this open part is the front, not the
| Tongue-End Top ics|
Dean Lewis Showed Alarm
AVilliam Draper Lewis rnshod into
; the State Department on Wednesday in
| a state of wild alarm. Askcvi what
| was the cause of his perturbation, the
j good dean remarked that he had canto
| near to violating the law.
"You know," lie remarked, "that
1 1 was a candidate for Governor. Well,
> 1 had forgotten to fl'.e my expense ac
; count, HS required by law. Just hap
! pened to think of it."
Then the sometime candidate of the
Washington party for Governor ob
tained a blank, tilled it out, and male
oatlv to its correctness before John
Kendelhart, notary. It showed that he
had spent less than SSO during the time
he was a candidate, or up to the time
he was relieved by Mr. McCoraick.
Turks Long Prepared For War
Thait the Turks had begun to mobi
lize their fighting forces and were get
ting ready for war long before they
declared their intention of joining the
Austro-Gerouan cause, is made plain in
an intensely interesting letter from the
IMv. George 0. Doolittle, a missionary
in Siilon, Svrin, who paid a visit to bis
home in Mi is coun try last summer and
returned to Syria on July 1. This let
ter, dated Si don, September 26, was
read at missionary meeting in Har
riaburg yesterday. .Vfter telling of the
many preparations made for the year's
work on his arrival in Syria, Mr. Doo
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Mr. Doolittle's Letter
"We were anticipating a tyusy,
progressive year of work. Then fell
the crushing blow—the colossal Euro
pean war —and plans and work were
checked. The Beirut banks closed, a
futile attempt was made to draw cash
for the August accounts; drafts on
Loudon were worthless; business was
practically suspended. The government
instituted a wholesale military con
scription, Calling for all men between
-0 and 45 years of age. Many liid
tiheni selves or fled to Free Lebanon,
rat.hcr than serve in the army or pay
S2OO in lieu of service. Then the gov
ernment employed various means to
obtain the men or their money. Tele
graphic orders followed one another in
raipid succession, often mutually con
tradictory, now promising exemption
to certain classes, agnin threatening
with death those who failed to appear
at a given time. The people know not
what to do. Many erf those wtho wished
to enroll their names were obliged to
walk over rough mountain paths for
30 or 4 0 ni;ies, because the govern
ment would not establish local recruit
ing centers. Horses, mules and camels
were coaniiMndeered in a ruthless way. ]
Many a poor man lost his means of
livelihood as his mule or camel was led
away--by soldiers. Some of these un
fortunate owners followed their ani
mals to the government centers in the
vain hope of getting cash value.
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Food and Clothing Seized
"Grain was seized on the threshing
floors aud from girajvaries and houses, i
Soldiers entered shops and ordered
•porters to bags of sugar and rice:
away. Cloth and clothing were taken.
Shopkeepers were compelled to pay ]
large sums of money. Yet Turkey is j
not at war. Mearlv two months have!
passed and the situation does not iin- 1
prove. The missionaries have been be- |
sieged to help but what little ready
money there was in the treasury lias
meited like the morning dew. Pitiful
tales come daily to our ears. The im
portunate widow, telling of a family
of six or seven children and no bread
in the house, besieged us for a solid
haW day and was given a Turkish lira
($4.50) to buy a grinding of flour
enough to last them a few weeks. An
other Protestant family, desperately
poor, had saved euonugh from their
earnings, he by selling sugar candy
on the streets, sihe by doing washing,
to buy the wife a dress for Sunday
and the lwnb&nd a respectable euat.
War conditions made people desperate.
Thieves stole these garments and other
things, and ttkere is no way of bring
ing the culprits to justice at this time
of lawlessness. And these are but the
first two months, when even the poor
est houseiboU has something. What the
condition will be, if the war continues
into the winter, the tender heart
shrinks from picturing! Undoubtedly
work must be provided for those who
have been forced to idleness. The
Good Samaritan will ■be welcomed all
over the land."
POLICE DROP ATLANTA KILLING
Satisfied Carhart Shot Callaway in
Mistake for Burglar
Atlanta, Ua., Dec. 5. —Chief of De
tectives Lanford said yesterday that
the Police Department had dropped the
investigation of the shooting of dames
P. Callaway, who was shot and killed
by W. B. Carhart in the Carhart apart
"There will be no further investiga
tion of the shooting," said the chief.
"We are satisfied with the verdict of
the Coroner's jury and are willing to
accept Mr. Carhart's statement that ho
thought Callaway was a burglar."
SCROFULA AND ALL
HUMS CIYE WAY
There are many thingß learned from
«xj>erience and observation that the
older generation should impress upon
the younger. Among them is the fact
that scrofula and other humors are most
successfully treated with Hood's Sar
saparilla. This great medicine is a
peculiar combination of remarkably ef
fective blood-purifying and health-giv
ing roots, barks and herbs, and has been
tested for forty years. Get it to-day.
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elsewhere may be had here for less. For the same price you pay elsewhere you get
better quality here. If this condition did not exist, neither could this store. For
if we offered you just what you can get anywhere at the same price, how could we
hope to induce you to come here.
Test it out durng this Christmas Shopping Season. You can find worthy gifts
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Handkerchiefs Aprons In Dry Goods
Aprons are alwavs an accept- ue found many attractions, a
New arrivals for gift seekers able gift. Pretty styles in Ladies' Piecc Soods of all kind 3. includ 3
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TO SEjJR. STCUGH
Continued From First Fage.
told how things could be done d-uring
the Christinas season. He said food und
clothing couikl be brought to tihe taber
nacle and piled on the platform, for
distribution among the jvefor people otf
Members of the Stoiugh party have
not as yet expressed themselves re
garding a continuation o*t' tihe campaign
here, except that they would be sorry
not to be at their homes for Christmas.
Neither tihe executive committee nor
the co-operating ministers have as yet
made any arrangements to bring up
the matter for formal discussion.
Matter Not Yet Settled
That the matter of Dr. S tough' 9
staying here an extra week or more is
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COB. 4TH and CHESTNUT STE.,
not so muo>h a matter of formal state
ments of opinion as of "spiritual
backing'' was the explanation made
this morning by Dr. Stough's associate,
the Rev. Dr. CartwrLgiht. He said that
the party needed to "feel" the neces
sity for a continued campaign, and
that trtie members could not be definite
ly influenced for several days, so that
the matter has not SLS yet been regard
ed as settled.
The purpose of the Stough party, ac
cording to the Rev. Dr. Carbwright, is
not to stay in any one field until it has
completely exhausted that territory, in
the matter i>f enthusiasm and converts,
but to stay only until the churches
have been pulled up a, grade to the
|K>int where t hey can go on for thcan
In his sermon last night, Dr. Stough
enumerated a number of excuses which
he said are commonly given by out
siders for refusing to enter the church,
and made strong efforts to refute them,
bringing laughter at many points in his
Little Orphan Hits the Trail
One striking instance of the evening
occurred while Dr. Stough was shaking
hands with the trail hitters at the close
of the service. Seeing a small boy, per
haps ten years of age, ho pulled him
"Come here, yon little rascal. Do
you know what it is to be a Chris
"Yes," replied the little fellow. "It's
to be good."
"Well, are your father and mother
"Why, why, yes."
"What church do they go to?"
"They're both dead," came the
It appeared that the boy lived with
his grandmother. Personal workers
promised to look after him.
This evening Dr. Stough will give the
lecture on amusements to which he has
repeatedly referred as something un
usually strong. He will attack prin
cipally dancing and card playing, and
promises that "some persons would give
five dollars to get out before I get
through with them." There will be no
trail hitting at this nteeting.
The services to-morrow follow:
At 10.30 o'clock in the morning at
the tabernacle, Dr. Stough will preach
on "The Mystery of the Keys."
At 2 o'clock in the afternoon, Dr.
Stough will speak to men onlv at. the
tabernacle on "Harrisburg's Vampires
and Bloodsuckers." The booster chorus
At 2.30 o'clock Miss Palmer will
speak to women only at the Ridge Ave
nue Methodist church on "Prom Ship
Yard to Ocean Bed."
At 3 o'clock Miss Saxmnn will speak
to young women at the Fourth Street
Church of Ood, and Miss Eggleston to
children at the Derry Street United
At 7 o'clock in the evening Dr.
Stough will preach in the tabernacle,
and will call for trail hitters.
JURY FINDS THAT
SMITH IS INSANE
Continued Front Vint Page.
poli'ee declare was the property of tbo
Bushes Will Get the Money
District Attorney St roup this morn
ing said that a record will be made (if
all moneys and other valuables obtained
from Smith and that tihe record will bo
filed with the clerk of the courts. That
will be done as a prevailti-ouarv meas
ure should Smith at any time* lie de
clared fit to stand trial on the murder
The administrator of Che Busih estat e
will divide the money equally among
the Hush children, iocuding Mrs.
Charles Smith, the mother of Edward
RICH BOY CHARGED WITH THEFT
Reginald Wilcox in Court Hears He
Is to Get $71,000
New Haveu, Conn., Dec. s.—Regi
nald Wilcox, grandson of the founder
of the International Silver Company
of Merideu, Conn., was in the police
court here yesterday, charged with
the theft of a $l5O diamond scarfpin
from Thomas H. Hetherton, of New
York, a traveling salesman. Wilcox's
case was continuel for a week and ha
was released on a bond of $ 1,000.
Word came to Wilcox in the court
room from Meriden that the probate
court there was passing u|>oii a legacy
of $71,000 from his grandfather's es
tate. The legacy will be paid over, it
was said. Wilcox is just 21 years olfl
and has been working as a tango teach
er for several months.
BABES FIVE WEEKS APART
Both Will Live, Surgeons Say of Re
markable '' Twins' *
Mendota, 111., Dec. 5. —T/*>ught to
be without precedent is the remarkable
case of Mrs. A. M. Snyder, of this
place, who gave birth to children five
weeks and one day apart. The first
baby, a five-pound boy, was born the
latter part of October. The second
child, born this week, weighed seven.
pounds and also is a boy.
Both infants are in good health and
give promise of surviving. Surgeon?
say there is no case on record which ap
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