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MOON S PHASES—
Full Moon, Ist, 30th; Last Quarter. Bth;
New Moon, 15th; First Quarter, 23d.
WEATHER FORECASTS f JIUJgB
Harrisburg and vicinity: Clearing IbSEBBI
nnd somewhat colder to-night with
lowest temperature about freezing,
Wednesday fair and slightly colder.
Eastern Pennsylvania: Rain or snow I v
aud slightly colder to-night. Wednes- ffj|» Til
day fair, somewhat colder. Moderate U
northeast to north gales. *
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, 36; lowest, -26; S a. m., 26; 8 p. m., 33.
About the only countries in Europe of great im
portance which are at present neither engaged in
war nor seemingly about to plunge in, are the
Scandinavian nations.—Norway, Sweden and Den
mark,—and it is to these nations as much, perhaps,
as to the I uited States, that the belligerent coun
tries will have to look for aid when they beat
their swords into ploughshares and prepare to re
turn to their peaceful pursuits.
J he recent conference of the Scandinavian kings,
who, by the way, occupy their thrones through ex
pressed choice of their people and are governed in
their actions by their subjects, had significance of
course in that its purpose was consider means of
protecting their mutual interests and of maintain
ing their neutrality,—of effecting a triple entente
in the interests of peace. There must be impor
tance attached to the mere fact that a conference
was thought advisable, for a step leading toward
closer relationships between these three peaceful
and progressive nations of northwestern Europe is
a step of some consequence.
Norway, Sweden and Denmark, Were they some
time in the future to lose their separate identities
in a Scandinavian federation, with a democratic
form of government, let us say. would constitute a
force which the other nations would have to reckon
with most carefully. The Scandinavians are com
monly characterized as among the hardiest, most
intelligent and most industrious people in the
world, and their past record holds forth bright
promises for the future.
The famous Scandinavians of history include
Gustavus Adolphus, rescuer of Protestanism in
Europe; Swedenborg. the theologian; Ericsson, the
inventor who planned the Monitor, which is said
to have won the Civil War for the North; Jenny
Lind. prominent in the world of music, and Ibsen
and Bjornson, familiar to students of the world's
The people of Scandinavia may never have been
surpassingly great, and may never he so in the
future, yet they give promise of figuring promi
nently, if united, in the pages of
European history which are still to be written.
LACK OF LASTING HUMORISTS
I he death of Marshall P. Wilder, bringing to a
close a life which was spent largely in the provok
ing of smiles and of laughter, emphasizes the fact
that, after all, a humorist may leave little behind
him, when he departs from the world, by which
comiug generations may know him and recognize
his genius. There will he nothing to perpetuate
Wjlder's name except a few books on library
shelves, after persons who heard him on the lecture
platform or on the vaudeville stage have passed
away or have forgotten him. In his case, his fame
depended rather on his personality than on his
published works, and his case has been a common
one among American humorists.
There have been those humorists, too, who were
not lecturers, but who reached popularity through
newspaper columns. A few of them branched out
into magazines and then into books, but for the
most part their efforts resulted in nothing more
than bright journalism.
The ephemeral humorists have given place from
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 12. 1915.
year fo year to newcomers of their kind. There are
to-day funny men at work trying hard to amuse
America through the newspapers and the maga
zines,—with the effort indeed apparent in many
cases,—who may not even be known by name to the
present generation, and who may as well not be
funny at all so far as posterity is concerned.
Perhaps the trouble is that our humorists are
wasting their energies too much on events of pass
ing interest and on affairs of little consequence to
this generation or any other. Perhaps they are only
of present interest to the American public because
the subjects with which they deal deserve nofliing
more than passing notice.
Whatever may be the difficulty, it should be
speedily surmounted. We need humorists in this
country who will leave lasting literature. Frank
lin. Irving, Lowell, Holmes and Clemens satisfy re
quirements, but what we want is more men like
INTERBOROUGH ACTING IN GOOD FAITH?
The luterborough Rapid Transit Company, which
operates the New York subway in which 200 pas
sengers were overcome by smoke during the burn
ing of a pair of wooden cars last Wednesday and
barely escaped death, says it cannot carry out the
order of the New York Public Service Commission
to begin on May 1 next, replacing with all-steel
cars the 478 wooden cars used in th§ subway. The
New York "World"' says the Interborough can
begin the work of replacement on the date speci
fied and quotes representatives of three car-making
companies to show that one company can begin
making deliveries of steel cars in 50 days from the
time of signing the contract; another in 90 days,
and the third in four months.
May 1 is more than 90 days distant so that if
the "World" is accurately informed, the luterbor
ough can begin the replacement of the wooden cars
even before that date, notwithstanding the Inter
borough's contention that to obtain the full number
of new ears needed would take from 18 mouths
to two years. <
There is some excuse for accidents such as oc
curred last week if it can be shown that the Inter
borough has done or is willing to do everything in
its power to make its lines as nearly absolutely sale
as is possible. At least the luterborough alone
cannot be held responsible for the fact that the con
gestion of travelers in the subway is so great as it
is in the rush hours, for this is due to the rapid
growth of the hordes of employes in the downtown
sections of New York who must bet back and forth
to their homes.
The Interborough, however, can and should be
held responsible if it has failed or if it shall in the
future fail to provide every possible safeguard
against the danger that it knows exists as a result
of conditions over which the Interborough has not
One of the safeguards that the Interborough can
provide is the replacement of wooden ears with
steel ears at the possible moment. If the
V\ orld is right with regard to the time required
to begin the work of replacement, then it seems rea
sonable to assume that the Interborough is not
doing everything in its power to provide all possi
ble safeguards and that in making the statement
that it cannot comply with the Public Service Com
mission's order it is not acting in good faith. If
this can be proved, the company makes itself open
to public censure and deserves punishment at the
hands of the duly authorized officials representing
GETTING THE NEWS RIGHT
The "Patriot" this morning, under the caption,
"You Take Your Choice," quotes from The Star-
Independent of last Saturday, as follows:
President Here For 10 Minutes. Dr. Wilson, however,
fails to give crowd of 50 curious persons a glimpse of liim.
Then it quotes from the Harrisburg "Telegraph"
of Saturday, as follows:
President Wilson spoke informally to crowds which col
lected in Altoona and Harrisburg to-day as he passed
through on his way to Washington. He alighted from his
private car and shook hands with many people.
The "Patriot," itself, in referring to the Presi
dent's visit to Harrisburg, said in its issue of
The President secluded himself, and was accompanied
by secret service men.
It is evident how the "Patriot" "took its choice"
in determining which of the afternoon newspapers'
stories about the President was accurate.
Don't weep about the existence of the bread lines, but
do your best to make them shorter!
Al! the excitement isn t confined to Europe now that the
suffragists have invaded Washington.
If the weather is as bad next Tuesday as it is to day
we might inaugurate Governor Brumbaugh in the Stough
Perhaps the federal investigation to learn whether there
is an attempt being made to "corner" wheat had something
to do with the crash in the price of that commodity
The "Public Ledger" wants "Billy" Sunday to clean
Philadelphia of corrupt politics and appears to be willing
to aid him in the task. At least we admire the "Ledger's"
optimism if that newspaper really thinks it can be done.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
UNCLE EBEN'S PHILOSOPHY
"lmitatiou," said Uncle Eben, "is de greatest flattery;
but dat ain' no satisfaction. Cbickenstealin' ain' no less
annovin' because it's due to overwhelmin' admiration foh
yoh special poultry collection."—Washington Star.
WHAT DID HE MEAN?
"Well," said the doctor cheerfully, as related in an ex
change. "how do you feel this morningt Any aches or
"Yes," answered the patient, "it hurts me to breathe,
but the only trouble now seems to be with my breath."
"O," said the physician, still more cheerfully. "I'll give
vou something that will soon stop that."—Exchange.
Tongue-End Top icsj
Artistic Inaugural Invitations
The invitations for the inaugural
ceremonies are splendid specimens of
the engravers' art. They are printed on
fine card "board, folded with a flap for
enclosure iu the envelope, and at the
top is the coat of awns of Rennsylvania
in gold. Beneath is the invitation as
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Requests the IHpnor of Your Presence at
the Inauguration Ceremonies
Hon. LMartin G. 'Brumbaugh
Governor of Pennsylvania
At Noon on Tuesday, January 19
Nineteen Hundred and Fifteen
Distinguished meu from all over the
Mate have been 'bidden to the ceremon
ies incident to the induction of Gov
ernor Brumbaugh, and it is expected
that the largest crowd ever seen at an
inaugural will be here.
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"Uncle Dave" to March As of Yore
"Uncle Dave" Lane, as they call
the Republican City Chairman in Phil
adelphia, is the Nestor among political
leaders in the Quaker City and the
dean of the Republican organization.
"Uncle Dave" is always on parade
when t*he cohorts gather to Show their
■political strength or their manly
pulchritude. Hence, it is perfectly in
accord with affairs that "Uncle Dave"
is to be at the head of one of the big
political clubs that will come foere next
Tuesday to mach in the procession when
the new Governor is inaugurated. Time
was when the political Nestor was a
dapper young man and paraded with
tho "White lHats" of the McManus
faction of Philadelphia Republicans as
opposed to the "Black Hats" mar
shalled by William R. Leeds, but timo
has taug'ht him that harmony is best
and he takes no factional sides, inarch
ing with one on this day and with the
other on another day. Time was, also,
when " I ucle Dave's 1 ' sharp-pointed
moustache and needle-tipped goatee
were b!a v k as jet, 4>ut to-day, while
| they are shaped as of old. they are
white and worn with striking effect.
It would be difficult to say how many
inaugural processions have been graced
by the veneraible Philade'phiau, but the
sight of him in Harrisburg is a familiar
one. and he will be welcome as "the
flowers that bloom in the spring,'' being
himself a veritable daisy.
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Tom Stewart's Stock of Stories
"Where does Tom Stewart get all
of his new stories I" asked a banquet
er recently, after hearing the great
■hearted Adjutant General make one of
his charming orations, intersporsed with
numerous exco&lingly funny stories.
The other men gave it up. It wasn't to
be supposed that they were all personal
experiences, for the scenes of his tales
are loJated in all parts of the universe.
No storv with a humorous twist escapes
his memory after on.'e being told to
him, and there is certain some occasion
to arise when he can make it "fit" into
a speech. Prom army to dialect, from
pathos to hilarious fun, he has the rich
est stock of stories of any man in
Pennsylvania, and opinion is divided as
to whether he cannot give "Uncle
Henry" Houck a few pointers. Recent
ly General Stewart was referred to as
t'he "greatest orator in Pennsylvania,"
and there are many w'ho will subscribe
I to that. T W J
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For the Stone Pile Strikers
| One or more of the seven vagrants
who, under an order made by Mayor
Royal, are doing time on the stone pile
at the Dauphin county almshouse al
most daily have gone on a strike and
as a result they are oe:ng placed on
a bread and water diet. Authorities at
the workhouse say the vagrants loaf
around anywhere from one to five days,
or until they get tired of the diet, and
they tlhen are willing to work.
CROWDS PAY HOMA UE AS TRAIN
CARRIES GARIBALDI'S BODY
Turin, Via Rome, .Jan. 11, 8.30 P. M.
—The body of Constantino Garibaldi,
who fell in the Argonne region in
i ! lance while leading a charge of the
Italian volunteers, was met at the fron
tier here to-day by the same railway
van which recently transported the
body of his brother," Bruno.
Although General Biecidaro Garibal
di had expressed a desirte that the 1
transportation of his second son killed j
in battle should be conducted privately,
many veterans, former Garibaldians and
sympathizers, met the train at points
along its passage to this city and dem
onstrations of homage were frequently
Albanian Insurgents Getting Busy
Athens, via London, Jan. 12, 9.25
A. "M. —The Albanian insurgents, ac
cording to information which has
reached here, have occupied the heights
of Ritspool and have placed guns in po
sition for use against Dnrazzo, the Al
banian town recently occupied by Ital
ian forces and where Essad Pasha and
his troops, representing the provisional
government, are stationed.
IMrs. Green —Do you over flatter your
hudbandt Mrs. Wyse—Yes. I some
times ask his advice about things.—
PURE BLOOD MAKES
Hood's Sarsaparilla removes scrofula
sores, boils and other eruptions, be
cause it drives out of the blood the
humors that causo them. Eruptions
cannot be successfully treated with ex
ternal applications, because these can
not purify the blood.
Hood's Sarsaparilla makes rich, red
blood, perfects the digestion, and builds
up the whole system. Insist on having
Hood's. Get it now. Adv.
Greatest Sale of Sales
THANKS, MANY THANKS-
We stated in our advertisements of Friday and Saturday that we
Saturday, January 9th, to be the biggest day in the history
or this business. We not only succeeded but far exceeded our most
values offered could not help but bring forth the desired re
suite, and the generous response of the public shows that our efforts were appreciated.
NOW FOR ANOTHER 810 WEEK. In connection with our Greatest Sale of
Sales we are introducing,
Suits For Young Dressers
SUITS THAT WERE MADE TO RETAIL AT $25 \ Jk
-OUR SPECIAL PRICE FOR THIS SALE ! Jfj SOsJl
"THE TARLETON"—a new English model—a mid-sea- Hhu
son innovation in young men's suits that lias caught the MKV
Form-fitting coat with collar and cuffs edged with silk braid—long, ft t /
! w !" e > ? oft rolling lapel—two buttons and patch pockets. High-cut vest \ I SlSsB-Y
with six buttons. The trousers are inclined to be close; tapering from the r ' fINHr
thighs. The tailoring throughout is of the highest type and every garment \
represents an extraordinary bargain. ' ill I
Manhattan Shirts— Special Sale of
Are Going Fast at These Prices 50c Neckwear at 39c
an ! ia ;; an rts are IJ'Ar A wonde rful array of wide-end four-in-
Manhattan Shirts are $1.25 . „ . .. , ~ , „ , „
$2.00 Manhattan Shirts are $1.38 S ° 8 fashloned of t,le fi nest doines
s2.so Manhattan Shirts are SI.BB tlc auti " n P ort ed silks in almost every
$3.50 Manhattan Shirts are .$2.65 conceivable design and color. In pattern
$4.00 Manhattan Shirts are . $52.85 I I and general effect they look double the I
s;>. CO Manhattan Shirts are $3.55 price.
TAIL-ENDERS LICK LEADERS
The Colonials won from the Alphas J
by 42 pins in a Casino League game i
last evening. The tail-enders came j
back and handed a defeat to the league |
leaders. Trace and Buttorff captured j
the high scores. The score:
Ernis 178 160 155 — 493 j
Groff 159 196 154 509 j
Chas. Weber ITS l7B '
Buttorff ... 216 190 190— 596
Morrison .. 151 215 201 — 567 j
Burger 143 179 322:
Totals .. 882 904 879—2665 j
Jacoby .... 17 3 202 178 — 553j
Kruger .... 172 161 179—> 512 j
Clarence Wefber 133 175 171—4i9|
Trace 173 192 234 599
Black 196 193 175 — 564
Totals . . 847 923 937 2707
Swatara Downs Baldwin A. C. j
The Swatnra Township High school,
five defeated Baldwin A. C. yesterday j
afternoon iu the Royal gymnasium,'
score 40 to 8. The line-up: j
Bishop F Sootar
Houcih F F. Rupp
Sheaffer C Sliupp
Horscitk G Pugh ,
FieM goals, Bishop, 6; Shaeffer, 4; |
Houch, 2; Peck, '2; Rupp. Foul goals, j
Houeh, 12 to 16; Shupp, 6 to 10. Sub-1
stitutions, Sharoskey for Cocklin. Bef-1
cree, Wise. Timer, Coxer. Scorer, Peck. (
Time, 20-minute halves.
Hassett Club to Play
The Hassett club will meet St. Jo- 1
seph's five of Lancaster this evening
on the Cathedral hall floor. Play will
start at 8 o'clock. Leo Houck, Lan-!
caster's best offering in the fistic world
will play one of the forwards on St. j
Joseph's" team. Tho probable line-up: j
Hassett. St. Joseph's !
McCurdy F Houck!
El. Sourvier F Hecker ,
Ed. Sour4)ier . . . . C Kirehner !
Hinnencamp G Kimmel'
Weitzel ........6 Wenzel
"Why aren't you going to the ball!
"I 'have a slight cold."
"You can wrap up well."
"I know. 'But I don't think ray ball
gown would stand a sneeze."—Wash
MISS ORMI HAWLEY Featured In
"THE INTRIGUERS'*—2 «<•« l.ubtn.
••THE DERELICT"—2-act KiUrm.
K A MO VIS (IBOHiiE ADE FABLE— !
"Two Dinky Little Drama.*."
SPECIAL TO-MOHROW—"DOPE," In
r> Arta. Thin production la almllar
to tkr Druse Terror, which rrotM
aueh a aenaatlon. Children under
12 not admitted.
RKTIR.N engagement of EVELYN
NKSIUT THAW and SO*, RI'S
SELL, la 3-act Lubln, "Threada of
Deatiay," FRIDAY, JAN. ISth.
"THE COMING POWER"
W Special To-day JJJ FOUII ftEE Tii
"A BANAKIE MAIDEN" in 2 Parts—"A DARK LOVER'S PLAY Keystone Comedy, j
A Wet Blanket
Hokus—l never knew such a wet
i blanket as Flubdub. Pokus—That's
. VMUBEMENT3 | AMUSEMENTS
TO-NIGHT, ONE TIME ONLY
REVELATION'S BY THE KAISER'S PERSONAL SPY
ARMGAARD CARL GRAVES
Author of "SECRETS OK THE GERMAN AVAR OFFICE"
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By a Man Vita Han for 12 Years Bern the Confidential A K ent of the Leadlair
PRICES; SI.OO. 75e. SOe. 3Se. SEATS NOW SELLING
FRIDAY, ONE NIGHT ONLY, JANUARY, 15
Prior to her Mid-Winter Season at the Empire Theatre,
N. Y., Charles Frohman presents
in a New Play, entitled
By Dario Wiccodemi and Michael Morton
PRICES: Lower Floor, $2.00, $1.50, sl.oo—Balcony,
SI.OO, 75c, 50c—Gallery, 25c—Box Seats, $2.00
Seats To morrow
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and a Capable Company, PronentlnK
"A BREATH OF OLD VIRGINIA"
BURT LAMONTt* COWBOY
MONET A FlVE—Mnalrnl Treat
810 SHOW BESIDES
right. Jf that fellow should jump from
frh e frying pan into the fire he wouii
put the fire out.—Life.
DONT TALK BACK!
The Girl In The Parrot
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