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Saturday. December 12, 1914.
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Full Moon, 2nd: Last Quarter, IOth:
New Moon, lflth; First Quarter, 24th.
WEATHER FORECASTS I*"'?**
Harrisburg and vicinity: Fair to- .
night with lowest temperature slightly
below freezing. Sunday increasing ;
cloudiness probably becoming unsettled
Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair to night.
Sundav increasing cloudiness probably S"\>ouJv
beconiing unsettled by night. Moderate
YESTERDAYS TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBTJRG
Highest, o7; lowest, 33: Ba. in., 35; Bp. m., 36.
LET THE LAMBS BEWARE!
With the plan of resuming floor trading in eer- j
tain specified storks on the New York Stock Ex
change put into effect to-day, a step was taken in .
the direction of increasing the activities of the i
banking and commercial interests that have neces
sarily been hampered ever since the Exchange closed
its doors at the start of the European war.
The closing of the Exchange at the opening of i
hostilities was wise and constituted a safeguard for
the market values of American securities which un
doubtedly would have dwindled to points far below
their intrinsic worth as a result of the unloading
thai would have come from abroad. But. at least
in the judgment of the conservative governors of
the Sto-k Exchange, the crisis in financial affairs
that the war brought about has in some measure
passed, and it is safe now to remove many of the
restrictions that were put on trading in stocks.
At the same time the cautious investor will re
double his caution when it comes to a question of
making purely speculative commitments. The Wall
Street wolfs, as represented by the professional
Stock Market gamblers, so long deprived of the
means of support, are hungry and may be counted
ou to be lying in wait for the innocent lambs. In
other words speculative buyers will be wise if they
retrain from placing too much confidence in the
permanency of any decided change, up or down, in
the prices of securities. They should remember
that the professionals are always ready to manipu
late prices to their own advantage and that arti
ficial price movements are often disastrous to those
who are too strongly committed to a prospective
movement of prices in any given direction.
The effect of the war on the world of finance is
by no means entirely eliminated and may be re
fleeted at any time in a big jump upward or down
ward in the prices of stocks and bonds.
GIVE USEFUL PRESENTS!
Resplendent stores in their holiday dress are at
tracting crowds of shoppers these days and will
continue to be filled until the last belated buyers
leave the counters at the eleventh hour. People
seem to be learning the advantages of early Christ
mas buying and advice in that matter has become
more or less unnecessary. Stress needs to be placed
at this time, however, on the good of liberal buying
and the wisdom of selecting useful gifts.
There are those who would have the giving of
Christmas presents lessened in extent, or even en
tirely abolished. Sentimental considerations, of
course, call for active opposition to such proposals,
but there is a very practical side to the matter as
well, and sound common sense demands that this
year, if ever, Americans should exchange useful
Christmas gifts with the greatest liberality that
reasonable prudence will permit.
The buying of holiday goods in abundance during
the next two weeks will mean wonderful encourage
ment for this country's prosperity, for the gifts
to be exchanged on Christmas merning are the
products of industry,—to a large extern of this na
tion's industry. Liberality this season in giving
will not only gladden the recipients and gratify the
givers, but will also cheer men and women who will
earn needed money in stores and factories because
of a lively holiday business.
There can be no waste and no hardship in Christ
mas giving if the givers are careful to select use
ful presents. There are plenty of things that every
body needs and givers should use care in ascertain-
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 12, 1914.
ing just what articles their friends actually require.
Let the slogan this year, more than ever, be:
GIVE USEFUL PRESENTS!
DEATH OF OANFIELD, THE GAMBLER
The death in New York yesterday of Richard
Canlield, most widely known for the fact that he
made the gambling of others a business a* carefully
conducted as that of any great banking house or
industrial concern, removed a picturesque figure
from the whirl of cosmopolitan life.
It is said that Canfield's gambling house in Sara
toga, in the palmy days of racing at that famous
resort, was conducted on a more elaborate scale
even than Monte Carlo, but that Canfield himself
never tasted liquor and never engaged in a game of
chance. His house was open only to the rich and
no beverage less costly than champagne was ever
sold there. So careful was he of the quality of his
patronage that, through commercial agencies, he
kept in close touch with the financial standing of all
the persons who visited his house for gaming, and
he always barred the man who could not pay.
That Canfield wSs a man of strong personality is
admitted by all who knew him. He was silent, de
termined and methodical in his "business' methods.
It was only after the most determined fight that
District Attorney Jerome at one time succeeded in
having the courts of the State of New York fine
Canfield a paltry $1,0(X) for being a "common gam
Canfield had many of the finer instincts. He
was a lover of art and had a wonderful collection of
art treasures. His friends, —and they were many,—
professed to have a high regard for him and de
scribed him as loyal and generous toward those he
esteemed. He often would advance large sums of
money to men who lost heavily at the gaming table,
—but it must be said that he had to be satisfied of
the financial status of those to whom he made loans, j
There may have been retribution in the fact that j
Canfield met a violent death, —it was from injuries
he received in a fall in the subway. If his relatives!
ever undertake to collect damages from the subway i
company it will be interesting to learn what value!
a jury will place on the life of a man like Canfield. I
THE GERMAN UNIVERSITIES
It is not likely that any great number of Ger-1
mans take seriously the contention of a few that j
students of nations now at war with the Fatherland j
ought not to be permitted, in coming years, to enter j
German universities and derive benefits therefrom.;
Those who favor the admittance of former foes!
to the German institutions of learning point out
the German people as a whole are not so selfish as
to desire that nation to isolate itself from the others
in the matter of educational advantages which the
German universities possess, in many instances, over
the universities of other nations.,
There is knowledge to be had in German univer
sities.—knowledge which students from other coun
, tries have sought for years. Germany as a nation
is liberal-minded enough to recognize that by mak
| ing its educational advantages available to the en
tire world it is benefitting Germany as well as the
Those few Germans who would bar English,
French and Russian students from the Fatherland's
educational centers at the close of the war are. per
haps. momentarily too strongly prejudiced against
their nation s foes, but they are so few as compared
with the great mass of liberal-minded subjects of
the Kaiser that their contention will hardly prevail.
Yesterday was the darkest day Philadelphia has seen
since 1523. Hope it was due to the smoke of increased
Half a mill lopped off the tax rate is the promised
Christmas gift of the City Commissioners to the people of
Pennsylvania will not be without some new laws, judging
from the number of organizations framing legislative rec
Postmaster Sites will have 30 extra men to help him at
the postoffire in the Christmas season and that means Santa
Claus will arrive on time.
Colonel Boosevelt says parrot meat he ate when in Brazil
was not so bad, but he did not care much for the monkey
chops. We might add that despite the efforts of some
folks to discredit the Colonel's South American stories none
of them so far has succeeded in makfng him eat crow.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
SONG OF THE TICKER
The idle days at last have fled,
Construction time is here instead.
Though wars destroy and nations bleed,
I pledge a better day and creed.
I buzz and whir and jerk and stop.
Then chase quotations to the top.
And men may buy and men may sell,
For I perform my mission well.
I run my happy course with zest.
And glad the secrets in my breast.
Of mines and ships and wealth to be
And wide flung signs of industry.
Ta ra, tarum, like kettle drum,
I beat quick step for joys to come,
The past is dead. Long live to-day!
I'm off again, hip, hip hooray!
—H. S. Haakins, in New York Sun.
Producer—"The comedians seemed nervous. What they
needed was life."
Critic—"You're too severe! Twenty years would be
CHANGES WITH THE SEASONS
See, here, said Mrs. Gabb, "I got out your last winter's
suit to-day and I found a lot of long, blonde hairs on the
"Well," replied Mr. Gabb, "you seem to forget that you
were a blonde laat winter."—Cincinnati Enquirer.
HAS THE HABIT
When a man aays I don t want to complain," it means
that ha complains most of the time.—Atchison Glob*.
(Tongue-End Top ks)
Mr. Nead'i Gtvtl WM Pictures
B. M. Ne««l, of this city, has a most
interesting collection of pbotograpbß
and other relics of the Oivil war, somo
of which he showed by means of lan
tern sli.ies during his talk before the
l>auphin County Historioal Society the
other evening, exciting much interest
: among those who e>sw them. Mr.
Xead s talk took his audience away
i back to the (lays of the John Brown
I raid, and he showed a picture of Old
I (Wnwatamie ftini some of the men con-
I uected with him in the raid at Har
j per's Ferry, when the j>oor, misguided
Kansan thought he could fight the
j Sterto of Virginia and the United
States government and set the negroes
free. There was a picture of the
OhambersbiiTg house in which Brown
stopped when perfecting his plans; one
of the old quarry near Chainbersrtwrg
where the conspirators met; pictures of
Harper's Ferry and houses that were
occupied during the rai<l; one of the
monument to Cook, one of the con
spirators who was captured near Mont
Aho, and others of Fred Dougiass, the
loader of the A fro-Americans for years.
Mr. Xesul's descriptive talk was as il
kynmatiraj as his pictures.
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Views of Camps in the Sixties
Of the war pictures he showed men
famous at the start of the Civil war —
Governor Curtin and his military staff;
Colonel A. K. McClure, famous gen
erals and men who had cimrge of mil
itary affairs at the Mart of the war,
and there were pictures of the various
camps at Ghambersbcrg, where the
first soldiers were sent from Camp
Curtin, near Harrisburg. Most interest
ing was the story of the adventures
of young Colonel Palmer and our own
William Bender Wilson, the young
telegraph operator, who risked life re
peatedly to get information and send
it concerning the movements of the
rebel troops in the early days of the
war. Among Mr. Nend's collection are
a number of telegraph messaiges sent
by Mr. Wilson while close to the
enemy's lines watching their move
ments. These messages were all care
fully kept by Wilson, who presented j
them to Mr. Neod. There was a line i
picture of the young officer. Palmer, j
who left the Pennsylvania railroad em- i
ploy to serve the Union, and an equal- j
Iv fine one of Colonel Wilson, who is |
still active at his home in Holmes-)
burg, near Philadelphia, where he went j
after leaving Harrisburg some years
Described Raid on Chambersburg
A most interesting picture was that '
of "The Bower" in Virginia, where;
the famous rebel cavalry, General'
Jeb Stuart, assembled his force of •
" critter-back" troops that made the
first raid on Chambersborg by order i
of General Lee. Fine pictures of i
Stuart, Lee, Wade Hampton, Governor
Wise and others famous in the Confed-;
eracy. were shown and a description of j
the raid on Chambersburg was most
interesting, aeconifiinied by pictures
of some of the buildings destroyed and :
the men who took a head in destroy- j
ing them. Mr. Xead's description of.
the visit he made with his father to'
the latter's warehouse in the midst ni :
the storm, on the night Stuart with !
his cavalry occupied Chambersburg, j
was most amusing, and much laughter !
was created by his description of the j
Chambersburg home guMrd going out i
to intercept Stuart and returning to j
the town prisoners of a squad of
Stuart s cavalry. What was equally j
interesting was his assertion that for :
the plunder taken from them by the j
rebels the citizens of Chambersburg I
have never been reimbursed to the ex- j
tent of a dollar by the United States
Rebs Wore Union Overcoats
One of the incidents told by Mr.
Nea-d will bear repeating. Among the
) government stores in his father's ware
house were three hundred blue army
overcoats. These wjxe seized, of
course, by the rebels and when they
were on'the march back to Virginia
and they were intercepted by Pleasan
i ton's Union cavalry, the rebeis donned
| The overcoats, crept up close to the
! Union forces, who took them to be re
inforcements, and then made a fierce
charge with disastrous results to the
Yanks. The defeat of the Union forces
in this chaTge enabled Stuart to get
\ away without further molestation and
! he made the entire circuit of the Union
| army and returned to his camp at
| "The Bower" without any loss to
speak of, certainly not any that crip
| pled him, and with army srtores, am-
I munition and plunder worth many
j thousand of dollars.
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Harrisburgers and Antletam
Equally interesting TO Mr. Xead's
description of the Battle of Antietaui
and the fact that of the emergency
regiments that went to the defense of
Pennsylvania at that time, an-d got
over the line into Maryland, one was
commanded by Colonel Henry McCor
mick, with Robert A. Lamberton as
his lieutenant colonel, both Harris
burg men of high standing.
Thomas M. Jones.
American At Head of Spy System
Paris, Dee. 12, 5.50 A. M.—The po
lice of Geneva. Switzerland, save a dis
patch to the "Journal" have arrested
a naturalized American named Muel
ler, who it is alleged, an
important German spy system with
ramifications in Lyons anil the princi
pal Cities of Eastern Prance. Mueller,
the dispartch states, will be tried by
Russians Reinforce Serbs
Amsterdam, Via London, Dec. 12.
The " Frankfurter Zeitung" says the
Servians have been reinforced by five
Russian regiments, which left Arch
angel October 27 and arrived at Anti
vari, Montenegro, November 29.
BALDWIN SEES BRUMBAUGH
ABOUT TBE SPEAKERSHIP
Governor-Elect Does Not Make It
Known Whether Ha Leoka With Fa
vor on Delaware Man'* Candidacy
—Others Aid In the Fight
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Philadelphia, Dee. 12.—Representa
tive Richard J. Baldwin, of Delaware
county, who from present indications,
is the choice of the Republican organi
zation for Speaker of the Pennsylvania
House of Kepr«sentativee, saw Gover
nor-elect Brumbaugh yesterday. There
have been repeated stories that Dr.
Brumbaugh would, when the time came,
take an active interest in the selection
of a Speaker upon whom he count
for aid in developing his legislative pro
Dr. Brumbaugh said that he had
seen Representative Bahlwin, but noth
ing of interest developed, he added. It
is understood that Baldwin gave as
surances that he would be for properly
There was a rounding up of promi
nent Republican politicians in Philadel
phia yesterday. Among them were
State Senator Sproul, of Delaware coun
ty, who was here to help Baldwin, and
State Chairman Crow. The latter and
Senator McNichol met Dr. Brumbaugh
at luncheon in the Bellevue-'Stratford
Hotel, but the meeting was accidental,
and no politics were discussed, it was
Although the wind seems to be in
Baldwin s direction, Representative
Habgood, of McKean county, is still
in the fight. A delegation of Hab
good 's friends called upon State Sena
tor Vare yesterday and tried to enlist
interest in his behalf. The Vares, how
ever, have not vet indicated their at
titude with respect to the Speakership.
They will be for Representative Wilson,
of Philadelphia, if he announces his
candidacy, but Wilson says that he has
not yet made up his mind.
The Star-Independent doe# not
make itself responsible for opinions
expressed in this column.
Dr. Stough and the Ministers
Editor the Star-Independent:
Dear Sir After Trading in vour pa
per the statement of the minister that
fr. Stough's remarks on Saturdav
evening were most unfortunate in re
gards to the ministers and that thev
shall let it to the people to sav if thev
are hypocrites or not, I think theV
would have the surprise of their lives
if they would ask the people that are
trying to do right in the sight of God.
I have been in to hear Dr. Stough at
different times; so has my husband, and
I have never heard one thing he said
that wasn t true or that insulted me;
but some people are very easily insulted
at the truth. They are so used to hav
ing the way to heaven made easv for
By what right do the ministers make
the way to heav»n easy? Christ said
the way to heaveu was narrow—the
road to destruction broad. And I think
He knew what he was talking about.
He didn't smooth things over. He not
only apoke for the rich, but for the
I know drinking men that go to hear
Dr. Stoujrh that never go in a church.
They like to hear the truth. If all the
ministers would speak the truth they
would have better Christians—not onl'v
ehureh members. But they should prac
tice what they preach.
Don't the neighbors see tow they
live, as well as how we live! Are they
any better thai, we are to hit the
trail and promise God to do better?
We are all sinners saved bv grace. As
apostles of Christ's teachings, they
should set an example of honesty and
truth. Are doing it bv back-biting
Do they think that true Christians
admire that? Would they have any
confidence in any one like that? Some
people know who they are and so does
God, and. if they cater to a few people,
I admire the man from Camp Hill
! who said he would give the lumber free
i to build the tabernacle if Dr. Stough
would convert all the ministers in Har
And I think there are quite a few
people in this town who say the same
, thing. Tell the truth at all times, and
do not use the church as a cloak! If
I they would read the Bible more instead
! of keeping it well dusted it would be
i better for all of us living in town, but
if they would do that they wouldn't
find card playing and dancing and
j quite a number of other things they
j have excuses fci
Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 8, 1914.
SURVEYING GUARD CAMP SITE
Oolonel Rausch and Corps of Engineers
Busily Engaged at the Work
Lebanon, Dec. 12.—Colonel L. V.
Rausch, of the State arsenal, H&rris
i burg, with a corps of civil engineers,
! is making progress in the survey of the
recently purchased 12,000 acre plot at
Mt. Gretna to be the permanent en
campment grounds of the National
Guard of Pennsylvania. It will be two
weeks yet before Colonel Rausch has
completed the survey and he will then
make recommendations to the State
Colonel Rausch's staff has completed
a portion of its survey near the narrow
guage railway and "he has stated that
that plot of ground that includes 140
acres has been set aside as parade
grounds for division encampments. The
newly-planned parade grounds includes
the large field used last summer during
the N. G. P. encampment for review
purposes and extends west of that sec
tion to the summit of Che hill on which
the Fourth regiment was located. It is
Rheumatism depends on an acid in
the blood, which affects the muscles
and joints, producing inflammation,
stiffness and pain. This acid gets into
the blood through some defect in the
Hood's Sarß&parilla, the old-time
blood tonic, is very successful in the
treatment of rheumatism. It acts di
rectly, with purifying effect, on the
blood, and improves the digestion.
Don't suffer. Get Hood's to-day.
A Bank Account will make you so
START ONE TO-DAY
The First National Bank invites your account for any
amount over one dollar. You can deposit large or smail
amounts, and get a regular pass book, which enables you to
draw or deposit your money at will. On this modern plan
you ean draw a part of your money without disturbing inter
est on the balance, and if your money has been here three
months, you will get 3 per cent., compounded semi-annually.
One of the Strongest and Oldest Banks in
Capital stock $100,000.00
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
224 Market Street
planned to have sixty bath houses con
structed along the Lake Oonewago
shore. The construction of these bath
houses would be an improvement as
there had been some criticism heard
about soldiers goiug from camip to the
lake in bathing togs.
Tlie surveyors' corps is busy today
ou a 600-aere plot back of the State
Rifle Range. It is being laid out so
tlmt it can be used for most any mili
tary purpose, but particularly for sui
artillery camp. Three regiments of in
fantry could locate in that section very
iticely. T. J. Humphrey, assistant city
engineer of Lebanon, is assisting Colonel
Kausch. The commissary buildings will
be constructed more than a mile from
the parade grounds. They will be erect
ed, doubtlessly, along the railroad line
fha-t cuts through from Colebrook and
would prove convenient.
ADVANTAGE OF 2-CENT PAPER
Newspaper Owners Believe Public
Would Benefit by Increase In Price
Philadelphia, Dec. 12. —The direct
advantage to be derived by both the
publisher and the public by an increase
to 2 ce-nts of the daily one-cent papers
of the State was considered yesterday
at a meeting of the executive commit
tee of the Pennsylvania Associated
l>ailiea a.nil the Pennsfylvania State
Editorial Association, held in the
Manufacturers' Club. No definite ac
tion was taken. Following the meeting
George A. Gorgas, Edw. F. Doehne,
President. Vice President.
Security Trust Co.
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CHRISTMAS SAVINGS SOCIETY
First regular payments begin Monday, Decem
ber 28, 1914, at 9 o'clock A. M.
OBSERVE HOW IT IS DONE
One Cent Deposited Firßt Week, Two Cents Second Week and Thrte
Cents Third Week and so on for Fifty Weeks, will give (t 1 *7 C
Two Cents Deposited First Week, Four Cents Second Week and Six
Cents Third Week and so on for Fifty Weeks, will give CA
Five Cents Deposited First Week, Ten Cents Second Week and Fifteen
Cents Third Week and so on for Fifty Weeks, will give r
One Dollar Deposited First Week, One Dollar Second Week cA AA
and so on for Fifty Weeks, will give you 4)*SU.UU
Or you may begin with the highest amount and reduce your paymcntH
for the same amount each week so that your last payment' at the end of
fifty weeks will be lc, 2c or sc. We have added another plan which is a
separate payment of the. same amount each week, 25c, 50c and $1 weekly.
INTEREST WILL BE ADDED
to all accounts paid in full at the end of fifty weeks—just in time for
OPEN EVERY SATURDAY EVENING
You can call and open your account anytime between December 18,
1914, and January 2, 1915.
E. A. HEFFEX.FINGER, President
JOHN K. MAY, Vice President
AL, K. THOMAS, Cashier
it was announced the matter would be
referred by the executive committee
to the general organizations.
That the proposition will be pressed
hard was intimated after the meeting,
although it was apparent that many
favored a plan whereby the increase in
price should affect only communities
outside of the citv or town in which
the papers are published.
Various questions of legislation af
fecting newspaper publishers were dis
cussed, and plans were outlined for the
repeal of burdensome legislation and
for opposing legislation to be consider
ed at the next session.
Philadelphia newspaper men not
members of the association were pres
ent as guests. J. H. Zerbey. editor of
the Pottsville " Republic an, ' presided
at the meeting anil luncheon which fol
lowed, in place of E. J. Stack pole, of
the Ha-rrisburg "Telegraph," presi
dent of.the association,'who could not
be present on account of illness.
SADDER HOLIDAY SURPRISE '
York, P«., Dec. 12.—Coming home
to surprise her mother with a Christ
mas visit atter an a'bsence of more
than a year, Miss Minnie Storage found
her parent had died a week ago at her
home in Dover, York county.
Miss Storage had been living in
Cleveland, and efforts to communicate
with her at the time of her mother's
death failed. J?he is prostrated with