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Tuesday, December 22, 1914.
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Full Moon, 2nd: Last Quarter, 10th;
New Moon, lfitli; First Quarter, 21th.
f 1 ' I HMJWk WEATHER FORECASTS
Harrisburg nud vicinity: Fair to
■ night and Wednesday. Colder to-night
* with lowest temperature about to de-
Kastern Pennsylvania: Fair to-night
~ and Wednesday. Colder to-night. Fresh
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, 40; lowest, 28; 8 a. in., 32; S p. m., 36.
MORE COUNTRIES IN THE WAR?
That Greece and Rumania will enter the war lias
been foreshadowed, it seems, by the guarantee
which has now been given to them by Great Britain,
France and Russia that in the event ol' their active
participation they will not be attacked by Bulgaria.
The declaration of its neutrality by Bulgaria, ap
parently brought about by the careful diplomacy of
the Allies, may decide Greece and Rumania as noth
ing else could, to take up arms against Germany,
Austria Hungary and Turkey.
Duritrg recent months it has been generally re
ported that the Rumanian people have been eager
to .join the Allies and the sympathies of Greece
have been known to lie on the same side. The posi
tion of Bulgaria had been open to question, and
that it might join Germany to avenge itself for the
humiliation it underwent in I!U3, had even been
suggested. Now that it has declared its neutrality,
however, Rumania and Greece have been assured
by the Allies that they need not fear Bulgarian
armies if Greece and Rumania enter the conflict.
With these two countries entering the game of
war, there would be almost a million more men op
posing the Kaiser. Now that the Bulgarians are
pledged not to take sides, it may be only a question
of time-before Rumanians and Greeks will be fight
ing side by side with Englishmen, Frenchmen and
Of greater import than the entrance of Rumania
and Greece into the war would be active participa
tion by Italy. 1 hat the latter nation, now avowedly
neutral, will soon be 011 the side of the Allies, has
been accepted as highly probable. A dispatch from
Rome to-day says that soldiers of the 1892 class in
the Italian army, which would have shortly been
dismissed, have been retained under the colors by
royal decree. Then, too, the country's national
loan of $200,000,000 is not without some significance.
It would seem that the game of war has just
begun; that the combatants are only getting in line,
a'nd that the actual conflict has not yet started in
all earnestness. Additional entries in the game are
still to be expected.
HOHL AND THE DRUG HABIT
1 he parole officer of the Eastern Penitentiary in
Philadelphia, who kept track of Frank G. Hohl for
a time after the Harrisburg desperado was released
on parole from that institution, says that the last
time he visited Hohl was after the bandit's marriage
in Harrisburg, and on that occasion he took supper
with Hohl at the latter's home in this eitv.
Hohl was a drug user, according to the parole
officer, but when not under the influence of a drug
was one of the most inoffensive fellows the officer
ever met. When the. "dope" was working, how
ever, Hohl was a fiend and the officer maintains
that the young bandit, who was shot to death by
the police after fatally shooting a blueeoat and
looting two bants in Cincinnati last Thursday,
never would have performed deeds of violence ex
cept under the drug's power.
So flagrant has become the disregard of the law
regarding the unauthorized sale of harmful drugs
in this state, that the State Pharmaceutical Society,
in its meeting at Buena Vista last summer, ap
pointed a comijiittee, of which Senator-elect
of Blair, is a member, to draft a new law regulating
the sale of narcotics, including morphine, opium,
cocaine, etc. It is held to be a fact that these drugs
have been peddled 011 the streets in some cities of
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 22, 1914.
the state, including Harrisburg, and that "mor
phine tiends" and "coke snuffers" are the result.
It is tiuie something was done to punish more
severely the people who dispense these drugs in vio
lation of law, and the State Pharmaceutical Society,
composed of the representative druggists, should be
encouraged in the'stand it is taking in the matter.
STANDARDIZATION OF MODERN DANCES
A paragrapher in the New York "World" asks:
Will not standardising the fox-trot and tango, as Phila
delphia dancing-masters propose, increase the incentive to
diversify these dances with new steps?
We think not. The fact is that is just what
standardization will prevent. There are enough
dancing steps now, —too many in fact for the ordi
nary person to master, —and that, doubtless, is why
the Philadelphia instructors propose standardiza
tion. We believe it is what a majority of the dan
cing people want. They have been longing for
something of the kind and we do not believe that,
now that there is a prospect of it, they will counte
nance the introduction of anything new in the
form of foot-tanglers.
The fox-trot and the tango now are danced with
so many variations that only experts, —those few
persons in whom the ability to dance seems to have
been born and who can improvise steps to tit almost
any dance music and dance them without treading
m ou their partner's toes or tearing the trimmings
from the trains of their partners' dresses, —are
able to appear with any degree of grace on the
The chief trouble with so many different varia
tions of the modern dances is that nobody save the
experts or partners who have practiced together
industriously, can dance them without the danger
of conflict in their movements. For instance, when
a man with only an average education in the mys
teries of the tango, the fox-trot or the hesitation,
asks a woman with whom he has not previously
practiced the steps, to dance with him, he is almost
certain to make both his partner and himself look
awkward on the floor. To avoid this a man must
be one of those all around nimble-footed youths
who can make his feet move in any direction at any
instant to avoid a collisiou with those of his dan
All the men who dance, —or try to—are not Ver
non Castles and that is why standardization would
make the ballroom floor a safer place for dainty
A CHEMIST'S HIGH PLACE
In the recent death oh' Herman Fraseh, chief
chemist of the Standard Oil Company, for which, it
is said, he "earned more dividends than John D.
Rockefeller himself,'" the world loses another wiz
ard of science who has done much for its material
progress. By his invention of new chemical pro
cesses. through untiring investigations of chemical
actions and reactions, he not only earned great
amounts of money for a big corporation's stock
holders, but he made possible new products and by
products and added to the world's scientific knowl
Industrial chemistry had its growth during the
lifetime of Herman Fraseh. He made it his business
when he was a poor boy. and in later life la* saw it
develop into the force it is to-day. It has earned
him a fortune and it has indirectly earned fortunes
for captains of industry in all fields. Yet the great
est days for industrial chemistry are, perhaps, yet
to be seen.
How amazingly willing to be accommodating is the otlice
boy those days!
The "Froth" column in the "Patriot" reads just now as
though "Froth's" understudy was on the job.
Whether Thaw "won" or "lost" as the result of the
Supreme Court decision in his rase depends oil which news
paper you read.
If every person who can give intends to give more than
he expects to receive in the Christmas season, no person
will be disappointed after the visit of Santa Claus.
We thought Mr. Demain would hand out a little sun
shine from the Weather Bureau for jthe Yuletide. Unless
he plans to give us a real, white Christmas,—without any
slush, —here's hoping he keeps the sunshine turned oil at
least until after Friday!
TOLD IN LIGHTERVEIN
She was about to engage a butler. A very correct person
presented himself —stiff, cold, thin-lipped and clean-shaven
save for a pair of handsome muttoncbops. After examin
ing him about wines, service and so forth—and very satis
factory his examination was—she said, remembering her
seven little ones:
"And have you had any experience with children f"
He drew himself up. He pressed his thin lips tighter
together. "Oh, no, ma'am! I've always worked in the
Teacher —"Now, children try to figure just this once
without counting on your fingers. How much are three
Pupil (looking under the bench after a long wait)—
Teacher—"Right. Four and six?"
Pupil (again peeping under the bench) —"Ten."
Teacher—"Hold up there, you little raseal! I'll teach
you to count on your fingers! (Takes pupil's handstand
clasps them behind his back.) Now, then, five and threef"
Pupil (alter another long look under the bench)
Teacher—"Well, how did you manage to do that?"
Pupil—"With my toes, teacher."—Exchange.
GOING THE LIMIT
Grubbs —"Have you done your Christmas shopping
Stubbs—"You bet I have. And late. And long. And
expensively. And disastrously to my pocketbook. In fact,
I have followed every rule ami am going to be happy next
Friday if it bankrupts me."—Richmond Times Dispatch.
THE STUDY OF GOZINTEB
What are you studying now. Tommy?"
"What's that, a new language?"
"No, just gozinter, one gozinter two, two goziuer four,
three cozinter six. and »o on." —National Monthly.
Ambler Is Young for Speaker
Should Representative Charles A.
Ambler, of Montgomery county, be
elected Speaker of the next House of
Representatives, he will be forty-one
years old the day after he assumes the
Speakership, having been born in Jenk
intown, Montgomery county, on Janu
ary 5, 1874. He will be one of the
youngest Speakers that ever occupied
the chair, it having been the custom
for years to place men verging on fifty
at the head of the House. But Mr.
Ambler is not inexperienced in Legis
lative matters. He is a grocer at
Abington, and has been in the political
game for years. He was postmaster
of his town when he was twenty-three
and a member of the Republican's Coun
ty Committee, resigning both to come
to the Legislature in 1903, being re
elected five times. He missed in 191CT,
but came up smiling in 1912 and again
this year. He served on a number of
important committees, and was second
on the Appropriations Committee in
the last session. Mr. Ambler, al
though he was his class valedictorian
at school, has seldom occupied the time
of the House with oratory, and is a
plain, practical man who is for pushing
business all the time.
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Deer Invades a School
'Former Representative Marvin, of
Pike county, the only Republican, by
the way. who was ever elected to the
legislature from Pike, ami whose ac
tivity as a law-maker put Pike on the
ma-p again, has written a letter to a
Capitol Hill friend telling of some
queer happenings in his bailiwick. Not
long ago while school was in session in
the Westbrook school house, in Bloom
ing Grove township, the school house
door was let't open temporarily. Miss
Josephine Cawley, the teacher, was sur
prised to see a large buck deer walk
leisurely into the room. The deer's
head was lowered and as it walked
down the aisle toward the teacher's
desk its antiers caught the clothing of
one of the pupils, who quickly released
it. The children were all badly fright
ened and pandemonium reigned for a
short time, but the deer did not pay
any attention to the racket and was
not the least bit frightened.
She Tries to Shoo the Deer
Miss Cawley, who has lived too long
in Pike county to be frightened by a
deer, approaehed the big buck and
tried to shoo it out of the room by
waving her ruler, but the deer paid no
attention to the plucky school ma'am.
Miss Cawley finally got close enough to
the deer to grab one of its horns and
she turned the animal about and head
ed it for the door after much effort,
succeeding in getting it out of the room.
Once out of the building the deer
walked quietly down the steps, looked
about a while and then amblei away
into the woods. A mail carrier who
was passing saw the incident, but of
fered no assistance.
Snakes Frozen Stiff
The buck is a big one that has been
in the Blooming Park grounds for some
years and is quite tame. Former Rep
resentative Kipp, who was in vi
cinity shortly after the deer visited
the school house, vouches for the story.
Mr. Marvin says that the bucks are not
the only strange school house visitors,
as a whole herd of does surrounded a
school house recently and frightened
the male teacher. He also a Ids that
the weather is so cold up in Pike that
the snakes are frozen stiff and are
used by the infirm for canes, but they
have to let them outdoors at night to
prevent them from thawing out. Queer
things in Old Pike since Ed. Mott left
Committee of Stevens Memorial Church
Is Visiting Homes of Needy
Beginuing to-day and continuing to
morrow the big Sunday school donation
of Stevens Memorial Methodist Epis
copal church, given last Sunday after
noon, is to be distributed in many poor
homes of the city. Al. K. Thomas of
the East End Bank is the chairman of
the social committee.
To-morrow evening, at 7.30 o'clock,
Dr. Clayton Albert Smueker will meet
the members of his church and all the
new converts in a special prayer and
social service. The Stough converts
and all other are requested to attend
this meeting in the Stevens Memorial
Methodist church, Thirteenth and Ver
Services commemorating the birth of
Jesus will be held in the Stevens Me
morial Methodist Episcopal church,
Thirteenth and Vernon streets, Friday
morning at 6 o'clock. The Epwort'h
League and the young folk of the
church will have charge of the service.
Ross K. Bergstresser will lead the serv
ice of song. The service will be open
GET RIO OF RUMORS
AND AVOID SICKNESS
Humors in the blood cause internal
derangements that affect the whole sys
tem, as well as pimples, boils and other
eruptions, and are responsible for the
readiness with which many people con
For forty years Hood's Sarsaparilla
has been more successful than anv
other medicine in expelling humors and
removing their inward and outward
effects. Get Hood's. No other medicine
acts like it. Adv.
Take Care of Your Eyes and
They'll Take Care of You
For advice, commit
Uilh H. C. CluKr
CALENDAR & BUSINESS
Our Motto "SAFETY FIRST"
Patrons and Friends: '
I, I). K. Brightbill, hereby wish to thank most heartily the people who have made
it possible t'or me to establish in their midst during the past seven years a large insurance
business. Upon your patronage and many kind recommendations of me to your friends
has the business been built.
Devoting nearly all my time to the insurance business which has steadily and surelv
increased, I could not give tho Keal Estate business the attention that it needs in a dtv
like llarrisburg aud in order to render service to the public in the Real Kstate realm as
well as to render the best service possible in the field of insurance, I have entered into
partnership with Harry K. Rough aud Joe Klines both well known young hustlers of this
city. By this combination you will have the services of three men to'those desiring to
buy or sell Real Kstate and also continue the efficient aud prompt service to the insuring
public that has Characterized my business in the past.
Persons desiring to buy homes, investment properties or business properties, will find
it to their advantage to see some of the 140 city and suburban properties alreadv listed
by the new firm; alsu a number of farms, one 55-acre exceptionally good fruit farm and
several country lioints; and we wish to assure you that your Heal Estate aud Insurance
needs and inquiries will be given our immediate attention.
As a token of remembrance and appreciation to patrons and friends, our Art and
Business Calendars for 1915 have been prepared and are ready for distribution, and all
persons who have had business relations with D. K. Brightbill or "the firm of Rough & Kline
are invited to call at the new Real Estate and Insurance Office, Sixth and Reily streets,
for a 1915 calendar.
•.'all for your calendar before December 30th because what are left over at that time
will be generally distributed. If you cannot call before December 30th, please phone or
drop us a card and calndar will be laid back for you.
Wishing you one and all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous and Happy New Year,
Very sincerely yours, x
Kough, Brightbill & Kline,
Successors to D. E. Brightbill.
to the public. Everybody invited to •
Ou Sunday at 10.30 a. m. ami 7.30 j
p. m., Dr. Clayton Albert Smucker |
will welcome into the membership of j
the Stevens Memorial Methodist Epis
copal church all who have an honest j
desire to lead 1 a Christian life. The!
Stough converts and all others arc re- i
quested to come to the church and be i
regularly received into fellowship. The!
sacrament of baptism will be admin- 1
istered at both services.
PACKAGES IN PORTUGAL
Messengers Carry Them, as Stores Dp
Not Use Delivery Wagons
Light delivery in Portugal is done ;
almost entirely by men and women. Dp- j
livery wagons, such as are used in \
American cities, are unknown here. !
Some of the large department stores 1
are now using motor trucks, but none
has introduced a special parcel carrier.
Lisbon and Oporto, the only large
cities in the republic, are built on hills,
and most of the streets are very steep,
attaining a grade of 17 per cent. They
are paved with stone and generally are j
in good condition. The roads immedi
ately about these cities are fair and the
grades are easy. County highways are
a mixture of very good and very bad.
They are not kept up as they should
be and for short distances are apt to
be extremely rough.
Nearly all articles such as are de
livered in the United States from a
light wagon or motor vehicle are sold
here by men and women, who go
through the streets crying their wares.
Fish, fowls, vegetables, bread, oil, fruit,
etc., are nil carried on the head or
shoulders of the vendor. Delivery of
goods from small shops is made by boys
or by the "galego," who is found at
every street corner. These men also
transport pianos, furniture and other
articles of a similar character. —Con-
Married Twenty Years
Mr. and Mrs. Jacoib Bckinger, of
the Lincoln apartments, North Fifth
street, celebrated the twentieth anni
versary of their wedding last evening
by entertaining a number of relatives
and fHands in a mo#t delightful way.
Mr. and Mrs. Eckinger were the re
cipients of many beaoitiiful gifts of
china, silver, cut glass, linen and the
Married at Baltimore, Md.
Announcement is made of the mar
riage of Miss Erin a Naomi Dkkev,
daughter of Mrs. Nellie Dickey, 1519
Berryhill street, to Eugene P. Prey,
107 Chestnut street, which took place
Thursday, December 17, at the First
Presbyterian manse, Baltimore, the
Rev. J<jhn W. Moore, officiating.
The best treasure among men is a
A SENSIBLE GIFT
THE Christmas senti
ment is best express
ed by a gift of lifting
value—one which will
rrow in appreciation the
more it is used. Shoes
of the SHORB QUAL
ITY make a sensible
gift and will please the
recipient as well as any
thing you can think of.
Men's $3 to $6
Women's $2.50 to $5
Jos. F. Shorb
300 A Market St.
mi 1 11 -I ■!— ■■.l^
Special 23-Inch Sleeping, AA '
Full Jointed DOLLS, With llxp
Shnes and Stockings ... w W
Also a large stock and complete line of Imported
and Domestic Toys which our display will prove. You
are invited to inspect them. Popular priced.
! 1204 N. 3rd St.^"3E*
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Wouldn't it be a pleasure to re
ceive a basket of Stayman Winesap
Apples for a Christmas Gift ?
You would enjoy it. And don't you think a basket
of apples would be a very good gift to give your
Now Stayman Winesap Apples are not ordinary
They are just about the best-tasted apple that it
is possible for you to get.
Beautiful in appearance and delieious inside. In
this respect they are different from ordinary fancy
apples which are good to look upon but not very
good to eat.
These are all selected, hand-picked apples. The
flesh is very juicy.
Price, 70c per basket or $4.00 per barrel.
We will deliver them for you.
United Ice & Coal Co.
Main Office—Forster and Cowdeu
When Flour Was Scarce
The scarcity of flour drove t'he Privy
Council to some remarkable sumptuary
recommendations in 1795. All families
were begged to give up puddings and
pies and the Privy Councilors an
nounced that they promised to\get an
example by confining themselves to fish,
meat, vegetables and household bread,
.partly made of rye. One-quartern loaf
a week was recommended as the m!txi
mura allowance per head, and the loaf
should 'bo put on the ta'Me for each to
help himself so that there might be
110 wa.-»te. Rich people were urged to
do without soups and gravies, to take
only the prime cuts and leave the rest
for the poor. The poor should be
taught how to make soup and rice pud
ding, rice being a nenv food which until
then had been little used.—London
"Whar's Red Facet" asked Four
Finger ilogan in the hotel bar at Tin
Can. "I haven't seen Red Faee
around for some time."
A general laugh went up. Then
Shotgun ftinipcson shook his head and
"Poor Red Face! He got loaded the
other night, rode into Cemetery Gulch,
stuck his head in the window of the
Crimson Arms hotel and yelled, 'Fire!'
'' Everybody did.'' —Exchange.
"The only trouble wit/h my speech,"
said the remorseful man, "is that V
didn't, know when to stop."
"It's worse than that," replied Mr.
Growcher. "The tromble is you didn't
know when not to begin."—Washing
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