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WEATHER FORECASTS f UlL'as
Harrisburg and vicinity: Partly
eloudy to-night and Tuesday. Warmer
to night ith lowest temperature about
Eastern Penu?\lvania: Partly cloudy
tonight and Tuesday. Somen-hat
warmer to-uight. Moderate variable
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HABRISBUBG
Highest. IT: lowest. 1: S a. m.. 2: S p. m., 14.
CHANGES URGED ON CAPITOL HILL
The foue ox the report of the Economy and Ef
ficiency Commission urging radical readjustments
in the plans of state government, just submitted to
Governor Toner and made public last evening,
does not smaek of bias or malice, nor does the
report sound as though it were inspired by political
animosities. It attacks no one, but reads more like
a dispassionate summary of the honest conclusions
of a board of business men whose sole object is to
do what the report says, "put the State affairs on
a sound, businesslike basis" by modernizing the
State's methods of doing business. The board says:
ell-regulated business enterprises, in order to prevent
waste and duplication of labor, undergo a process of re
organization at ieast every decade, eliminating unnecessary
divisions and departments and centralizing and consoli
What is necessary for other business concerns
is necessary for the machinery which runs the
State's business. The board appears to have made
a thorough study of the State's needs in the matter
of business readjustment aud business moderniza
tion. Whether all of its recommendations ought to
be adopted, we are not prepared to say after merely
.superficial examination of the report, but the tone
ot the whole document and the evidently unbiased
spirit in which it is prepared certainly merits for it
the careful consideration by the proper authorities
of everything it contains.
Governor-elect Brumbaugh, in his public utter
ances before and since election, has shown that he
recognizes the need of some changes in the present
plans of governing the State. These may not coin
cide entirely with the views expressed in the report
of the Economy and Efficiency Commission, but the
Commission's recommendations will be very valu
able to Governor Brumbaugh and the Legislature
as a basis for making some changes that undoubt
edly should be made.
COLLEGES AND COLLEGE TOWNS
Colleges do a great deal for the towns in which
they are located. Some of them have given the
towns their names, as in the cases of the towns of
Collegeville and State College. Others, which have
not bestowed their names, have still given com
munities more prominence by reason of their pres
In a financial way, colleges are of great advant
age to the towns. Most of the money which the
huudreds of students expend for their education
reaches directly or indirectly the business men of
college towns as does practically all of the students'
The town people may not always appreciate all
this. There have doubtless been times when the
older persons have tired of noisy celebrations on
the college campus or on the streets, and when the
native young men have deplored the existence of
college boys, who appropriate all available young
ladies of the community. Yet the students help
to make things lively, and as a consequence college
towns never doze.
At this time when suggestions are being made
that new colleges be established by the Rockefeller
Board of Education in districts of Pennsylvania
and of other states which now have no institutions
of higher learning, it might be well for towns in
these districts to consider the advantages which
■olleges would briug them, and to make efforts to
HARRTSBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT. MONDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 28. 1914.
t get such institutions if %uy are offered, as earnestly
1 as they would to acquire any industrial establish
ments which would bring more prominence to them
aud make them better communities in which to live.
NEW YEAR 8 REVEL AS AN OMEN
The celebration of the New Year's arrival in the
| brightly lighted Broadway district of New York
' City has come to be regarded by the people of the!
nation's metropolis, and in some measure by the
people of the whole nation. as a barometer of future i
prosperity or of the lack of prosperity, as the ease
may be. If money is spent freely on wiue and song
the fact is generally interpreted as an indication
that New Yorkers are convinced that prosperous
times are in store for the next twelve months. If
the attendance in the restaurauts and cafes is sliiu
this is usually regarded as a sign that it will be
"lean pickings" for the people for the ensuing
Belief of the hotel aud restaurant men of New
York that the coming New Year's celebration will
be the most elaborate in the history of the city j
seems to be borne out by the news that something
like 200 all night licenses have been granted for
the occasion by the Mayor.
If these expectations materialize'and New York's
fun-loving populace turns out in larger numbers
than ever before it will be taken to mean that the
feeling among the people is that 1915 will bring
i forth more good things than did I!U4. Let us hope
that this will be so. but unless it is figured that the
New Year will bring to a close the war in Europe
it is hard to understand how the contemplated,
show of optimism can be regarded this time as
much more than "whistling in the graveyard."
PERMANENT ALTRUISTS NEEDED
Persons who just before Christmas had all their
wants painstakingly anticipated and cared for by
those about them who hopefully looked for some
substantial remembrances of the season, may have
been amused at the careful attention paid them,
yet may have inwardly wished that the concern
shown them could coutinue the year round.
It would no doubt be very pleasant for an exceed
ingly busy man to be shown consideration wherever
he goes, and to know day in and day out. during
the routine of a long year as well as on the special
occasion of Christmas time, that special efforts
were being made to please him. It would be.pleas
ant. for example, to be Mayor Mitehel of New York,
if accounts be true concerning strenuous efforts
made by everybody around his residence to make
his life a smooth one.
lii the vicinity of the Mayor's home on ftiverside
Drive, we are told, there are always two street
cleaners industriously at work; a policeman is never
missing at the nearby corner; every day a fireman
makes a call to see that all is well and within the
apartment house which serves as the Mayor's man
sion. the telephone service, the elevator service and
the janitor service are always of the best.
We would not wish that this kindly consideration
for the great city's executive be subtracted from,
but would hope rather that such t bought fulness be
more comprehensive, that it extend to persons of
all ranks, and that it continue throughout the year.
The world needs more altruists, particularly per
It did not take verv much "watchful waiting" to sup
press that uprising in the Philippines.
What is the use of making New Year's resolutions now '
that Dr. Stough has been with us!
Of course Santa Claus is not responsible for the ♦'net
that every second man you meet is wearing a new necktie.
It will be interesting to learn whether the Economy and
Efficiency Commission used up all that SIO,OOO that was
appropriated to it.
They still are picking Dr. Brumbaugh's cabinet t'or him,
but it should be kept in mind that Dr. Brumbaugh himself
will probably have something to say about it.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
THE PIOUS BOARDER
It was one of those cheaper boarding houses on the north i
side in Chicago and the boarders soon noticed that the !
newest boarder had a very regular habit. At each meal,
as he came in. he would stand behind his chair for a mo-!
ment, look down at the table and say "The Book of
Hebrews, thirteenth ehapter, eight verse." Then he would
proceed to do justice to the meal. This continued for sev
eral weeks, during which time the newest boarder con
tinued the habit, the other boarders remarking sotto voice,
what a deeply religious young man he was. Then, one day,
a boarder happened to note that the young man always
said the same thing: "The Book of Hebrews, thirteenth
chapter, eighth verse." Out of curiosity this boarder looked
up the reference to see if it had any significance. It had.
This is what he read:
'The same yesterday, aud to-day. and forever."—Na j
A REAL DIPLOMAT X
A youthful school girl was stopping at her grandmother's.
In the home was an aunt, several years her senior, whom she
was thought to resemble. One morning* an old darker who
did chores around the home, burst upon them with the re- |
"Miss Nancy, I did not know 'til yisstidv when I seed
you and Miss Fanny dressed alike at church, that you wuz
so much alike."
"Indeed." some one replied. "I'ncle Lee, which do you
think the best looking!"
The old darkey, not wishing to be partial, scratched his
head and said:
"Well, I believe Miss Fanny (the school girli is most the
flourishingest looking in the face. But, I believe. Miss'
Nancy is most the dashingest looking and she has the most
company ways."—National Monthly.
CARRIED IT TOO FAR
"Why did your sister drop her welfare work!"
"While she was out trying to uplift the children of
others another welfare worker came aloug and tried to up
lift her children."—Louisville Courier-Journal.
Disposition to gibe at peace propagandists who six i
months ago predicted there would be no war overlooks !
entirely the rival prediction of the jicgoists that prepared- !
ncsg would prevent war.—Pittsburgh Dispatch. i
| Tongue-End Top icsj
Paulson Wanted No Parade
Only one Governor-elect, within the
| memory of man, refused to sanction a
j parade in honor of his inauguration as
I Governor —Robert E. Pattiaon, who was
I elected on the Democratic ticket in
1882. ami WHS inaugurated in Janu
, arv, ISSo. .\lr. Pattisou. who was a
great believer—at that time—iu .Tef
ersoniau simplicity, declined to partici
pate in the inaugural parade. When
the legislature met a committee was
appointed to arrange for the inaugural,
with all of its ceremony, inducing a
, big parade, and Mr. Pattison learned
of it through an official communica
tion notifying him of what it was pro
posed to do when he took office. lie
I at once sent a letter to the committee
announcing that lie regarded with dis
favor any parade or ceremony, and that
the simple a*t of taking the oath of ot
j tice and delivering his inaugural ad
: dress was all that he desired. That
was a great disappointment to a num
ber of Democratic clubs in various parts
of the State which had planned to do
some "jubilating" on the occasion of
the inauguration of tin." rtnH Democratic
Governor in twenty years. On the day
of the inauguration some of the clubs
came to Harrisburg. and arranged a
short parade, but it was a very small
one. and the now Governor was no part
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Pattisou Walked to Capitol
Shortly before noon the new Gover
nor. accompanied by Lieutenant Gover
nor-elect Chauncev Forward Hlack. of
York; Lewis C. Cassidy, of Philadel
phia, who was to be his Attorney Gen
era!, and Wi lliam S. Stenger, of Cham
■ bersburg. who was to be appointed
Secretary of the Commonwealth, and a
few other personal friends, left the
Executive Mansion, which had been \ a-
ciited the previous evening by Governor
Hoyt and family, and proceeded on foot
to the Capitol. It had snowed during
the night, an i the snow lay deep <>n the
sidewalks. but the now liovernor' brave
ly footed it up Frout to State and up
State to the capitol. where he took the
oath of office, delivered his inaugural
speech and went over to his office and
took up his gubernatorial work for
lour years." And a storniv and turbu
lent time of it he Jiad during his first
year, with the Senate Republican and
the House Democratic and everybody
pulling in different directions.
Paraded the Second Time
When Pattison was inaugurated the
second time as Governor he had gotten
over the Jetfersonian simplicity idea,
and in ISSI he accepted the program
arranged by the Inaugural Committee,
oi which Henry D. Green, Senator from
Berks, was chairman, -a Democrat, be
it remembered, as it wn o a Democratic
Governor who was being inaugurated.
Pattison participated in all of the cere
monies, there being a public inaugural,
with a tine parade and fire works in
Market square in the evening. No one
enjoyed the fireworks more than the
new Governor who viewed them from
a window in the Commonwealth hotel
parlor. Ami the second term of Gov
ernor Pottison was much more peace
able and pleasant than his tirst.
* O *
Beaver's Inauguration Saddened
A sad misfortune befell Governor
Beaver within a few hours after his
inauguration as Governor. A little son,
a very bright little felloiv. fell ill, and
die! in a short time. Some attempt
was made to lay the blame for the lit
tle fellow s tatal iiluess on the imper
fect drainage system then at the Execu
tive Mansion, but that was never ful
ly demonstrated, and it was the general
opinion that the severe weather, com
bined with a slight illness from which
the boy suffered in Bellefonte before
coming to Harrisburg, was the cause
of his death.
Will Be Pour Ex-Governors
After Governor-elect Brumbaugh
takes office there will be four living
ex-Governors—William A. Stone, of
Pittsbu-gh. still active as an attorney;
Samuel W. Pennypacker. of Philadel
phia, a member of the Public Service
Commission; Edwin S. Stuart, of Phila
delphia. the head of a big book-soiling
establishment in that city, known as
"Leary's Old Book Store," and John
K. Tener, of Charleroi, who will have
his time fully occupiel as president of
the National League of Baseball Clubs.
Thomas ST. Jones.
Apoplexy Fatal to Aged Woman
Smithville, Dec. 2S.—Mrs. Aaron
Shultz, 7 4 years old, died yesterday
from apoplexy. She was among the
first residents of this Lancaster countv
town, her father. Siras Johnson, being
one of the incorporators. She was a
member of the Brethren church and. be
sides the husband, a number of chil
dren and grandchildren and five broth
ers and sisters survive.
Have You a Good
Hot Water Bottle ?
You need one. Every home does.
The season for Cold Feet, Neuralgia,
Backache, Rheumatism and Lum
bago is here.
A Hot Water Bottle Is useful in
forty ways and a good one will give
you long service in the forty ways.
C'onie here for a water bottle and
select from our large assortment of
best quality goods at prices rang
65£ to $2.00
according to size. We have them
from 4 ounces to 3 quarts.
Forney's Drug Store
426 Market St
After Christmas Sale
MILLINERY BI Q SPECIAL SALE
One lot Ladies' Silk Velvet Hats, good shapes, !
*I.OO to $2.00 values a*, ART NEEDLE WORK DEPT. J
One lot Children's Trimmed Hats, 30c to #I.OO val- , . _ . . „ , ,
ues 25c Stamped Cushions. Special 10c
One lot Trimmings, .Vic value 15c 25c Stamped White and Tan Doilies. Special. ...15c
2,1 c Laundry Bags
2.1 c Sewing Bugs !.!!!!!!.,l»c
/ ■ \ 33c Clothes Pin Aprons I)» c
LACES 1 I Slipper Solos, satin and lamb's wool, sizes from :1 in- I ,5
fant to 1! misses'. Special » e
One lot Sample Pieces Oriental Laces, 45c to $1.50 23c White Linen Huck Quest Towels. Special, . ,15c
values •Air White Linen Collars toe
25c RBd 50C White Linou Collar and Cutis, 15c.
One lot of Trimmings. SI.OO to $2.00 values, . . ;U»c
v ' Special Sale of Package Stamped Goods
N Articles with floss to finish; IQ n
DRY GOODS values 25c and 50c. Sale price, AJ/C
One lot 40-inch colored cotton Matelasse Imported Cushions. Waists. Drawers, Collar and Cuffs, Boudoir
Ooods, 75c vfclue 14c Caps, Aprons, Corset Covers, Novelties, etc.
One lot Novelty Crepe Plaids. 25c and 50c values. One lot Embroidored Flannelette Skirts, light and dark
I2lgc colors, 50c values 25c
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All HOLIDAY GOODS lc to 25c DEPARTMENT STORE
Greatly Reduced Prices
1 215 Market Street Opp. Court House
and Social News
Ceremony Performed This Morning by
ttie Kev. Dr. Swallow
Dr. Silas Swallow officiated at the
wedding this morning of Miss Florence
D. xßootii, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
M. ißootih, of Reuovo, to Henry D. Blair,
an attorney of Baltimore.
The bride wore a gown of white crepe
meteor with pearl trimmings and a veil
held in place 'by orange 'blossoms and
carried a shower of bridal roses ana
valley lilies. There were no attendants.
A dinner was served, at'ter which Mr.
and Mrs. Blair left for Washington, D.
C. On their returu they will reside in
Entertained for Miss Cohn
Mrs. Charles Aaronson entertained at
her home, -57 'Forster street, last even
ing, in compliment to her guest, Miss
Mavine Co'hn, of Baltimore, Aid. The
guests included (Misses 'Mayme Cohn.
Mary Cooper. Agnes Myers. Helen May
er, Edna 'Mayer, Joseph Roehman, Har
ry Levinson, Mr. and Mrs. Schampion,
Dr. an I Mrs. Goldman. Dr. 'Broude and
Mr. and 'Mrs. Aaron son.
Dance at Elk's Club
The Elks aud their ladies will hold
a dance at the Klks club to-morrow
night. The social committee has made
elaborate arrangements for a big af
fair. lyoeser's orchestra will furnish
the music and luncheon will be served
in the grill room. A large attendance
Eiiznhethtown, Dec. 28.—i.Miss Grace
E. Sc'haeffer, of this place, and Christian
V. Kinser, of near Mountville. were
married Saturday nig'at at the parson
age of the Faith Reformed church. Lan
.aster, by the Rev. Dr. .1. W. Meminger.
The ring ceremony was used and the
couple was unattended.
Trinity United Brethren Church to
Organize Booster Choir
New Cumberland, Dec. -f>.—The
Sunday school class of Mrs. William
Mathias, of the United Brethren Sun
day school, will meet at the home of
Mrs. Lloyd Hoover, Fifth street.
Watch night services will be held
in Trinity U. B. church.
A large and appreciative audience
gathered in the Methodist church last
evening to hear the excellent cantata
tendered by the choir.
A nice -program was rendered at the
Lutheran church last evening appro
priate to Christmas.
A booster choir will be organized at
Trinity United Brethren church on
Miss Ashniore, of Altoona, spent
Christmas with G. B. Osier's family.
Mr. aud Mrs. J.- Bitterman, Mr. and
Mrs. Chester Kirk, of Harrisburg, were
yjuests of Miss Phennie Mover on Fri
Miss Adelia Standish, of St. Louis,
who spent the past ten days with Miss
Stella Fehl, of this place, and friends
in Harrislburg, has gone to Vicksiburg,
Dr. and Mrs. R. R. Reiff and son,
Lloyd, spent Christmas with Mrs.
Reiff's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Apple,
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sliuler spent
Christmas with their son, Ohester, at
Mr. and Mrs. J. Rife Fox and son.
John, Jr., of Baltimore, spent several
days with Mr. Fox's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Aimer Fox.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Wright, daugh
ter, Mary, and son, Augustus, spent
Christmas with Robert Wright's fam
ily in York.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nonemaker,
daughter, Hazel, and son, Diibert, vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. Martin Crull, and
Frank Nonemaker's family in Middle
town on Sunday.
M>r. and Mrs. Frank Bover, daugh
ters, Maud and Helen, of York county,
and Miss Corl, of Harrisburg, spent
Christmas with Charles Sipe's family,
of Water street.
Miss Byrd, of Harrisburg, was a
guest of Miss Lillian Mosey, Sunday
Mrs. Annie Border, of Harrisburg,
called on relatives herr« Saturday even
Where Residents of Chocolate Town
Hershey, Dec. 28.—John Franklin,
at Mt. Holly Springs; Miss Anna Doyle,
at Wiliiamstown; William PfantK ami
family, at Lebanon; 'Mr. ami Mrs. Har
per tinnvely, at- Philadelphia; 'Miiss Vir-!
u.iiiia Herahey. at Kli/.abethtown; Miss
Margaret l«angworfhy, at Pittsburgh: ,
L. I?. Mhoap. at Shippeiisibnrjj; Allen I
and William Kidler, at Pinegrove; Miss
Florence Kit<'!ien. at Berwick: Arnold
Skivinpfton, at Duncuniion; Mr. and •
Mrs. H. fj. Everett, at Lewisilmrp; and
Slntinuton; Edwin tMiwenk, at Schuyl
kill Haven: Irwin .S'tarr, at Reading; 1
Walter I'ostec, at Lykeng; Mr. and Mrs.
K. F. VonNeida. at Heading; Ray Xeig,
at Hamburg; Harry Amond, at Xow '
ork and Boston. Mass.; iMr. and Mrs.
Robert lJ«i. liler, Miss Elizabeth Glick
and William iShertzler, at Lam-aster. i
Mr. and Mrs. .lu.'ob Hehin and son, j
Park, or l'hiludelpuia, former residents
of this place, were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Morris Wingaj, at Derry
Cntiri'h, over Christmas.
A new additiou 48 bv 26 feet is
being erected to the 'HerShev Transit
Company trolley barn. Two new ears
will arrive early in the spring.
The Christmas entertainment was
Develops Accuracy and Efficiency
WINTER TERM BEGINS MONDAY, JANUARY 4
Day and Night Sessions
Get the Education that will (let You the
$ MONEY $
POSITIONS SECURED FOR ALL GRADUATES
15 S, Market Sq., Harhsburg, Pa.
il RAMI/ THIRTEENTH and KS
LIIILCnj DAim DERRY STREETS J,
OPEN EVERY SATURDAY EVENING
Will Open a Hi
Christmas Savings Club S
j Club Year Reckoned Front, and Regular Payments Begin CM
Monday, December 28,1914, at 9 A. M. TO
Open An Account Paying Each Week
25c 50c SI.OO m
Interest will be added to all accounts paid in full at the end of Mls
the rio-week club year. SB
OPEN YOUR ACCOUNT BEFORE JANUARY 2, 1913.
E. C. THOMPSON, Pres. S. F. BARBER, Vice Pres. jrifl
C. G. MILLER, Cashier. - ! -A
AMUSEMENTS j AMUSEMENTS
' Kitty Gordon COME OVER
Keawe& Window Hotel x' ur n Over
Marie Eline AMD ( THKEB OTHICK BIG ACTS
- The Th.-ho-.,, K.d >VED.V'BSDAV KVKMMi
BIG 8.1... BKMOKS Country Store
Tickets Sow SHI luk for \ „ f an „ „ „ f
Cabaret Mew Eve. Fun.
"T« E GAM E OF LIFE"'
% To-day's Feature HAT nittfll"
"When Fate Leads Trump" .J*?"
In Four Parts PATHE COMEDY
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OUT OF THE PASIV—S-nct Vtta
THK VANISHING OF OI.IVK—KdI-
A SCRAP OF PAPER—i-act Rlo-
THE MAX FROM THE EAST—Sells
hold in the Derrv Presbyterian ihur-li
| on Wednesday evening and in the Unit
j eil Bret'hren and Lutheran churches on
j Christmas evening.
Weaver to Seek Pardon
Application t'or the pardon of Milton
' Weaver, a Harrisburger, who was con
! vieted in the Dauphin county courts on
a serious charge and sent to the peul
i tentiary for a term of from one to two
I years, will be made to the Board of
J Pardons at its next meeting, January
j UO, according to notices sent out to- lay
iby J. Clarence Funk, Weaver's coun
sel. The defendant was sent to the
I pen June 13, last.
Drops Dead Overhauling Auto
Lebanon, Dec. -B.—Albert S. Fau
ber, a well known coach maker and son
: of (he late William !S. Fau ber, of this
j city, was found dead Saturday morning
a.t'ter he was engaged in overhauling
his auto iu the garage at the rear of
; his house. Heart trouble is said to
j have caused his death.
j "If you refuse me this time," bo
said, "1 shall never ask. you to l>e my
: wife again."
"Oh, please," replied the girl from
i Boston, "try to use 'better English, t
| never have been your wife. Why
should you ask me to be your wil'e
| again I'' —Chicago Herald.