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Wednesday, December 9, 1914.
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YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, 37; lowest, 33; 8 a. ni., 33; 8 p. m., 35.
BRUMBAUGH AND THE ORGANIZATION
AVhen Governor-elect Brumbaugh returned yes
terday to Philadelphia, after his southern trip in
which he got a good rest following his vigorous
political campaign, he indicated, according to a
Philadelphia morning newspaper, that he is not
going to start a tight with the leaders of the Re
publican Organization, at least for the present.
Dr. Brumbaugh, moreover, was discreetly silent on
the subject of the identity of the men he will select
for his cabinet, and he let it be known that he will
not announce his selections until next month, Or
when he assumes office.
Dr. Brumbaugh assumes a sane attitude in mak
ing up his mind to come to the capitol without a
chip on his shoulder. He evidently is not coming
here determined to be at odds with the leaders of
the party that made his election possible simply
because they constitute the leaders of an "organi
zation." He was quoted as saying "'organization
is necessary to all things. Without organization no
results could be accomplished."
Dr. Brumbaugh, by his campaign utterances, has
pledged himself to accomplish something. He has
promised certain necessary reforms. He can ac
complish far more in this direction by working in
harmony with the organization so long as the or
ganization shows a disposition to help him do what
is right; so long as the organization honestly and
earnestly endeavors to help him carry out the
party's platform pledges to the letter and in the
spirit in which the public accepted them. So long
as the organization does that there need be no
quarrel between Dr. Brumbaugh and the party
There is nothing on the surface thus far to indi
cate that the organization plans to thwart Dr.
Brumbaugh in what we believe to be his honest in
tention to do what the party promised. If the
organization does undertake to prevent the fulfill
ment of those pledges, then it will be time for Dr.
Brumbaugh to fight and light hard.
WILSON COLLEGE GIRLS' SELF-DENIAL
V The girls of Wilson College, Chambersburg,
\ moved by sympathy for the Belgian war sufferers,
lhave decided on a plan of self-denial to raise funds
Yor the cause which can be adopted with practical
results in the form of dollars and cents by the
girls of other colleges of the country who may be
equally eager to relieve the distress in the stricken
kingdom across the seas.
The Wilson College plan is one that is designed
lo be put into effect just at this time of year when
the students are preparing to return to their homes
for the Christmas holidays, and we give it special
publicity in the hope that it may be adopted by
the girls of other colleges and boarding schools.
The plan was announced at a big mass meeting of
the Wilson girls and includes the suggestion that
when they go home for the holidays they ride in
day coaches instead of Pullman cars and that they
take box lunches with" them instead of buying
costly meals in the dining ears. The idea, of
course, is to give the money thus saved to the
college's Belgian fund. The further suggestion
was made that the girls eschew sundaes and sim
ilar delicacies dear to all young women, and that
they hold fewer parties during the time they are
at home in the Yuletide.
It was estimated at the meeting that by the plan
suggested a fund of $l5O could be raised by the
Wilson girls between now aud the time for their
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 9, lb A -*.
return to college after New Year's. This amount,
together with the generous donations of gar
ments already made by the youug women, would
constitute a yery material contribution for the
To give up Pullman seats, dining car luncheons,
sundaes and parties doubtless constitutes no small
sacrifice, but it is a practical form of self-denial
that can be adopted by college and school girls
generally without imposing any actual hardship
POETS AS WAGE EARNERS _
It is pleasing to learn, from a professor who has
looked into the matter and ought to know, that
Shakespeare had an income of SIO,OOO a year during
the latter part of his life, —an amount which meant
much more then than now. The world, of course,
cannot pay its whole debt to the Bard of Avon in
coin and never attempted it, yet there is satisfac
tion in knowing that he got some slight fraction
of it before his act was over and he left the stage.
Poets as a rule have not been much at wage earn
ing. The masters among them have received the
world's praises,—after they have died, —and pub
lishers have collected the receipts, if any. Cash
has been paid to poets for their efforts, but seldom
Pair-minded persons get a feeling of shame when
ever they think about the insignificant pay Milton
received for his "Paradise Lost," even though they
may never have read the masterpiece and therefore
may not fully appreciate the blind poet's works.
Everyone who knows anything about it at all, rea
lizes that Milton's cash receipts were not at all
in proportion to his genius.
The world places cash value on mechanical and
professional skill of all kinds, but for a poet's
genius, it offers payment principally in honor and
sometimes is niggardly with that.
CHILD'S PLAY IN WAR
The belligerent nations are doing their worst to
harm one another's commerce, and have been
iug some foolish moves in that direction. . Many
of the reprisals and embargoes of recent months
have been little less than child's play. The gov
ernments at war arc now beginning to find out that
they cannot hurt the commerce of their opponents
without harming their own industries, so interde
pendent are the peoples of Europe for their neces
Not so long ago, when Germany and Austria-
Hungary feared that their sugar might reach Great
Britain, and sweeten the food and drink of their
foes, they prohibited the export of the product,
even to neutral countries. Then the sugar growers
and merchants raised a cry, because they had more
sugar on hand than they could dispose of in the
local markets, and too much sweetness was sicken
The German government accordingly relaxed to
the extent of permitting sugar to be shipped to
neutral countries. Then, notwithstanding the pro
hibition by the government of the Netherlands
against the export of the German sugar from that
country, the sugar began to find its way >o Great
Britain, and the Englishmen were indirectly paying
money to the German merchants.
Of course the British government could not stand
for that, so they prohibited the import of sugar
from Holland. Yet Holland can send the product
to this country to relieve our dependence on Cuba,
and Cuba can then supply Great Britain, and Great
Britain will only be spiting itself by causing (he
There is but one logical reason that we can think
of why England does not want sugar from Europe.
We know nothing, of course, about the composition
of the sugar, but we notice that when a house was
raided in Rotterdam the other day from which men
were exporting cocoa to belligerent countries, there
was found sawdust in great quantity, which had
been helping to make up the cocoa.
The Mummers association's press agent is not mum.
More pov-er to him!
President Wilson reiterates that he has no desire to
handicap decent business.
Militarism in this country will not have much of a
chance if President Wilson has his way.
Coach Haughton, of the Harvard football forces, pot
$7,500 for his season's work, and Eddie Collins, it is "re
ported, is to receive $15,000 a year for playing second
base with the Chicago White Sox. Evidently there is no
occasion to "howl calamity" in the ranks of the athletic
Perhaps not every one, in these warlike times, will agree
with President Wilson that we do not need a big standing
army. Of course we would like to save the money the
maintenance of such an army would cost aud we can con
tinue to hope the Atlantic Ocean, on one side, and the
Pacific, on the other, will protect us from foreign invasion.
TOLD IN LIGHTERVEIN
ASKED TOO MUCH
Fond Mother—"Do you detect any signs of genius, pro
The Professor—"Madam, I am not a detective."—Puck.
Dear Sweet Thing—"Aren't you feeling well!"
Steady—"No, I ate German noodle soup and French
fried potatoes for supper and they won't arbitrato."
TO. HIS TASTE
Mother—"Now, Freddie, if you're disagreeable to Cousin
Ethel she won't come and play with you again."
Freddie—"ls that a promise t"—Life.
THE USUAL WAY
Mrs. Rukel—"l want you to kill a couple of chickons
for dinner." \
New Cook (late from the city)—" Yes, mam. Which car
shall I do it withf"—Puck.
"Isn't your wife a clipper!"
"She's more. She's a revenue cutter!"— Judge.
IT ongue-End Topics
Keep Your Eye On the Ball!
There is nu more enthusiastic golfer
who travels the Reservoir Park links
than the Rev. Dr. Ellis N. Kremer,
pastor of the Reformed Salem church,
and he has. written some clever verse,
dedicated to the Harris bung Park Golf
eldlb, which is printed herewith for the
first time, as follows:
In the golfer's lingo there's many a
Of wisdom; but one, of them all
The wisest and best, has the force of
Tis this: Keep your eye on the ball!
Though graceful you* swing and force
ful your drive, V
To a'' smother "or " top'' you may
And an easy three may cost you a five
Should you not keep your eye on the
ball. ' " k
When off your game and, given to duib,
The pleasure begins to poM,
Don t lay the faiuilt to the innocent
But, just keep your eye on the ball.
We may weight our clubs or alter our
When our poor playing stirs the
The seasoned player eschewing such
Simply keeps his eye on the ball.
The ravine has heard some woTds rath
That would not have 'been said at
Had the man on the tee but paused
To think, keep your eye on the ball.
In the graveyard tournament was
Nine others by the wayside did fall;
We solemnly planted our flags, and
We had kept our eye on the ball.
beat the Colonel and gobbled the
Brave no doubt would recall,
As he tossed on his bed, how his
Failed to keep themselves fixed on
We go to Mac with our cares and com
Then feel exceedingly small,
As he quietly smiles to himself and
"You must kee.p your eye on the
Though you play for pleasure, or piav
Or play to excel in the game
Mind Ac law! Bad haiblts take hold by
And we've none but ourselves to
Some trusting to luck are favored, and
Good praise for exceptional play.
But sooner or later the tables will turn,
Golf cannot 'be mastered that way.
It is just the same in this checkered
Of schemers and plotters, who call
With gold bricks, or profits of fifty
Be wise! Keep your eye on the ball!
For the fool and his money soon will
A prey to the sharper they 'll fall.
But the man is safe who is not too
To play with his eye on the ball.
Of the wise old saws of the wise old
Philosophers', sages' and all
There is none more terse, nor longer
Than ours: Keep your eye on the
E. N. Kremer.
Magistrate—''Can t this case be
settled out of court?"
Prisoner —"Sure, sure. That's what
we were trying to do, Your Honor,
when the police interfered."—Philadel
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Wilson College Girls
Urged to Have Box
Lunches and Fewer
DAY COACHES FOR
THE PARLOR CARS
Mass Meeting Held at College and Com
mittees Named to Lay Further Plans
for Assisting Europe's War-Strick
Chaimbersburg, Dec. 9.—'Further plans
for the relief work for the war suf
ferers which was begun when o generous
supply of garments was collected by
the students and sent on the Jason, have
been la/unehed at Wilson College. A
mass meeting of the studerifs and fac
ulty was called yesterday to hear the
recommendations of "tibo committee
drawn from the Christian Association
and Consumers' League which has been
considering Wilson's opportunity and
Wilson's duty in connection with the
relief work (
Three committees, on sewing, knit
ting, information aftd finance, were ap
pointed. The committee will organize
the work which is to cntinue through
the year, though especial emphasis is
to 'be laid upon the necessity of active
interest now. The need of the Belgians,
tihe organized means of supplying their
needs, and various means through self
denial, open to every student, by which
Wilson College as a community can
bring aid, were discussed.
If fewer parties are given, fewer
sundaes consumed, if day coaches in
stead of parlor cars are ridden in as
the students start out on their Christ
mas vacations, and if box lundhcs are
taken instead of meals in tihe diner, it
was suggested that at least $l5O may
be saved 'by these few forms of self
The number of students in the organ
department of the department of mu
sic has increased more than eighty per
cent, this year. Five organ pupils held
iositions as church organists. On De
cember 5, Dr. Samuel LMcCune Lind
say, professor of social legislation in
Columbia University, lectured on "So
cial ResiKjusibility for Childhood."
PAINT CO. TOENLARGE PLANT
Dividend Earned But Money Will Be
Used In Making Many
Waynesboro, Dec. 9.—The stockhold
ers of the Wayne Paint Company at
their animal meeting elected these di
rectors: R. ! M. Lehman, J. P. Knepper,
Thomas A. 'McAfee, John A. Rowe, J.
H. Bowers, John Wel'ty, Waynesboro,
and R. L. Gray, Winchester, Va.
The report of* the 'business of the year
was regarded as very good. A dividend
was earned but it was decided to put
this into the new buildings.
The prospects for the coming year
are very 'bright. Yesterday morning's
mail 'brought orders from the Pennsyl
vania S'tecl Co., the American Iron and
Steel Co., ije'banon, aud from Uarris
The company expects 'to begin work
on its new buildings this winter if the
weather is favorable.
It has purchased a largo lot of ground
on -Madison avenue, extending from
Hamilton avenue to Park street, and on
this will erect at least three 'buildings.
Plans for these are now being pre
SCHOOL BOAKI) OFFICERS
President and Vice President Re-elected
for the New Year
Carlisle, Dec. 9.—Organization for
the coming year was effected and action
on a numlber of matters connected with
the equipment of the new Lambertou
building were features of the regular
monthly meeting of the Carlisle School
On 'ballots, T. Grove Tritt was unani
mously elected president for another
year and Jc'hn D. Braught, vice presi
dent. The secretary and treasurer were
not elected at this time, this selection
being made on the first Monday in
Minister's Widow Is Dead
Waynesboro, Dec. 9.—'Mrs. Prudence
Wingert, widow' of the Rev. baiban
Win'gert, died at 5 o 'clock yesiterday
morning at 'her home, Third and Broad
streets, from drcpev and Brig-lit, 's dis
ease, aged 69 years, 11 months and
Mrs., Wingert was born December
19, 1844, near Slhady Grove, the daugh
ter of MT. and Mrs. John Stover.
After her marriage in 1860 to la
ban Wingert, she moved to Chaniibere
!burg, where she lived for two years,
and from there came to this place,
wlhere Mr. Wingert was engaged with
George .Prick. Here she resided ever
Lad Had Narrow Escape
Ohambersburg. Dec. 9. —Wallace
Burk'holder, about 18 years of age,
with suitcase in hand, jumped on the
rear of C. V. B. R. train No. 12 at
tMiippensburg Monday evening after it
had left the station and the platform
doors were closed. Fortunately he was
discovered by tfho train crew and at
Oakville was taken in the train.
Young Burk'holder seemed hardly
aware that he had takne a fearful risk
until it was pointed out to him by a
Death From Cancer of Liver
Gettysburg, Dec. 9.—After an ill
ness of more than a year, Rufus C.
■Sheads, formerly of Gettysburg and
well known here w'here lio had a wide
circle of friends, died at 3.30 yesterday
morning from cancer of the iiver. He
was aged 4 7 years, 4 month and 2
Mr, BheaiU was 'born in GfffctvulMirjr.
a son of the late Peter and Mary
Sttieads. 'He spent his early life here
and when merely a boy started to work
for tihe Western Maryland railroad as
messenger boy under the direction of
Hugh Scott, then agent for the road
at this plajce. From that time on until
October 16, 1913, when illness made
him retire, ihe was in the service of the
The Star-Independent doe* not
make itself responsible for opinion*
expressed In this column.
> ■ J
00-operating With Stough Campaign
Kditor, tlio Star-Independent:
Dear Sir:—Since my Christian ex
perience I have heard seme wonderful
sermons which hav* stirred me to great
enthusiasm to live closer to God, but
since the Stough campaign I have
learned many things which help me to
live still closer.
Oh, how our eyes have been made
to see the wonderful, mysteries of God!
How we have been made to see our up
risings and our downfalling! Yes, some
haVe seen their's to such an extent
that they began to knock at Dr. Stough,
as though he did it, forgetting that
God was back of it all.
A dog never bowls until h e is hit.
So it is with so many people. They
can't stand it when God uncovers their
sins, so they begin to knock and say
all manner of things about him. I
have been hit and awful hard, too, and
when I found the shoe fit me I put it
on, and it wasn't too large or too
small. And thanks be to God for it,
then is when I found myself want'ing
and went to God and got right with
Remember brother, sister, you are
fighting against God and his work, and
some day you must face God with it!
You must answer for the deeds done
in the body. When we begin to knock
and knock it only reveals what is in
our own heart.
Why my friend, you arc uncovering
your own sins. Are you so blind to
the fact? Wake up brother, sister!
Cleanse you, and make you clean, and
then only can you see to pull the mote
out of your brother's eye.
Dr. Stough is a man sent here, not
only through my prayers, but many oth
ers,' and I want to thank him from
the depth of my heart for every word
lie spoke from the platform.' His life
and tho lives of the party have been an
inspiration to me. May God bless them
in their noble efforts^
Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 9, 1914.
"I gave Charley a beautiful new
alarm clock for a birthday present,"
said young Mrs. Torkins.
"Did he appreciate iff"
"Yes, indeed. He thought so much
of it that he toolkit down to his office
and locked it in the safe."—Washing
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