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First Quarter, 21st.
WEATHER FORECASTS ,
Harrisburg and vicinity: Unsettled, i
probably light rain this afternoon or I
to-night. Slightly colder to-niglit with
lowest temperature about 35 degree?. Jr ,
Saturday unsettled. sjP' jLI
Eastern Pennsylvania: Local rains 1
this afternoon or to-night, colder in r
north portion to-night. Saturday un- jT.
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YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, 44; lowest, 21; 8 a. m., 23; S p. m., 41.
AS HARRISBURG REMEMBERS LINCOLN
Harrisburg looked upon Abraham Lincoln twice
—once in life and once in death. The first time
when he was on his way to Washington to become
President of the nation ; the last time when, a nation
in tears, his body was being borne to its last resting
place in Springfield, Illinois.
In the fullflusfy of a great victory for the people,
achieved at the polls when they those him as their
President, Lincoln visited Harrisburg in February,
1 Sti 1. llis appearance here was his last public one
before reaching Washington, he having previously
spoken in Cleveland, Buffalo. New York and other
cities. Leaving his home in Illinois, he took leave
of his friends and neighbors in an address that was,
in parts, deeply religious. He said:
T go to assume a task more difficult than tliat which has
devolved upon any other man since tne days of Washing
ton. He never would have succeeded except for the aid of
Divine Providence, upon which ho at all times relied.
I feel that 1 cannot succeed without the same Diviue
blessing which sustained him; and on the same Almighty
Being 1 place reliance for support.
Everywhere the deep sincerity of the man, his
fearlessness in announcing his intention to be Presi
dent of the entire nation and his rugged honesty
met with the acclaim of all who heard him. Even
his critics had difficulty in finding anything to crit
In Harrisburg he made a wonderful impression.
The Legislature was in session, and Lincoln, arriv
ing here in the morning, was invited to the Capitol
to address the legislators. There he made an address
that won the hearts of his hearers. Later, in a short
talk from the balcony in front ofi the Jones House
(now the Commonwealth Hotel), he responded to
the cheers of the great crowds itn Market Square.
He asked that loyal, patriotic people uphold him in
liis desire to do what in his judgment was the right.
On the evening of that same day Lincoln left Har
risburg secretly, fear being expressed by those in
charge of his movements that secret emissaries of
his enemies might do him injury. The descendants
of men who aided Lincoln to leave Harrisburg that
night still reside in this city, and how the great man
was taken from the hotel to the car that bore him
to Philadelphia is still a tradition in their families.
Fours years later, in April, 1865, Harrisburg for
the second time looked upon Lincoln—this time in
his coffin as it rested on the catafalque in the hall
of the House of Representatives in the old Capitol.
Thousands gathered to pay last tribute to the Great
Commoner. Many of them were those who wished
him Godspeed when on his way to Washington to
assume the Presidency.
It was one of the most remarkable incidents in
the history of this city. From the time the ear
bearing the body of Lincoln reached Harrisburg,
late in thq evening, all the time the sad procession
was 011 its way to the Capitol and until early the
next morning, the rain fell in torrents. It was said
among those inclined to note such matters, that
even the heavens were weeping because of the death
of the great man, in unison with the grief that was
apparent throughout the city.
There are men in Harrisburg to-day—the anni
versary of the birth of this martyred President—
who recall that night of mourning as multitudes
looked upon, the dead man in his coffin.
Lincoln in life was a hope; Lincoln dead was an
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HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, FRIDAY'IOVENINGK FEBRUARY 12, 1915. »'
inspiration, for, in recalling his life, men were
animated to do better things.
OUR RIGHT TO SHIP FOOD STUFFS
The seizing by Great Britain of the Wilhelmina's
cargo of food is in accordance with the attitude
which that country has assumed toward the rights
of neutrals in shipping food to belligerents. It
seems that Great Britain, in its eagerness to in
crease the list of contraband articles to the limit,
has been making too great an extension, and the
conflict between belligerent and neutral rights is
on in earnest. •
The United States, as the leading neutral coun
try, is in a ticklish position and there is no doubt
but that a succession of "courteous" notes to and
from the fighting nations will be necessary before
understandings will be arrived at, if that time
comes at all during the war. Each side seems to
be strongly of the opinion that this country should
supply food freely to its people, but should refrain
from shipping supplies to the opposition.
Shipments of food stuffs from this country to
European nations ean hardly be considered by us
to be objectionable, so long as the fighting forces
of such nations are not sustained by the produce.
Jefferson, as Secretary of State in 1793, when Great
Britain was endeavoring to block food shipments
from this country to France, boldly declared that
nations at peace have a right to carry produce to
all other nations, and "that the war among others
shall be, for them, as if it did not exist."'
The belligerents are doing their best these days
to impress upon us the reality of their conflict, aud
they have unmistakably convinced us that the war
exists, much as we*may wish to act ou Jefferson's
suggestion and believe that it does not.
PLACES ARRANGED FOR BEAUX
Recognition of the general principle that where
frolicsome young women are gathered together
there also should be gay young men, has evidently
been responsible for preparations made at a new
hotel for girls in New York City for the accommo
dation of callers of the sort usually designated as
beaux. The building will hold eighty girls but
what is the use of eighty girls if there are no boys
That the new hotel may be an attractive place,
it will be open on certain nights to young men who
have influence with the girls of the place. The New
York newspaper reporters, who seem to delight in
the possibilities of the beau nights, assert that there
will be spooning in quiet corners with lights sub
dued, dancing in the ball room ami fudge-making in
the kitchen, —the three activities that tradition says
light-hearted couples are most accustomed to en
The opening of "spooning parlors" in a Haiti-)
more church must have been actuated by the same'
ideas which are back of the beau arrangements at j
the girls' hotel. The church parlors are intended j
for the use of girls who board and who are thus atj
a disadvantage in entertaining young men. It is ;
only a pity that the institution should have been
dubbed as it has, since "spooning" comprehends!
more than most couples care to attempt in public,'
and it is not fair to designate as "spoonere" the!
young persons who may gather at the church and!
get no farther than discussions about commonplace j
incidents, with perhaps occasional glances of a soft j
nature which may or may not mean anything.
Places must be made in this world for the ever
present beaux, and public parlors may serve their
purposes to some extent. They cannot have all the
advantages of domestic parlors, it may reasonably
be assumed. Yet to the girls who have no domestic !
parlors in which they may enjoy the activities usn- 1
ally ascribed to beau nights, the public places must;
be much more attractive than the lonely rooms in j
lodging houses or hotels which they call home.
Would that there were a few Lincoln? in this country I
Between the City Commissioners and the Mayor the un-!
employed of Harrisburg are likelv to remain so.
Heading is having tronble finding a site for the Stongh j
tabernacle. We might .lend a section of the deleted Eighth
Almost six weeks of the legislative session gone and !
two bills passed finally. Xo wonder the law makers are
planniiig a ten days' vacation!
Much may be said in support of Representative Adams'
bill to have a tablet containing Lincoln's speech at Gettys
burg placed on the wall of the House back of the Speaker's
desk. In the first place it is eminently proper that any
state should honor the name and fame of Lincoln. In the
second place the speech is acknewledged to be one of the
masterpieces of oratory from the greatest President since
the days of Washington, and in the third place the speech
was delivered on the soil of Pennsylvania. Thus there are
sufficient reasons to make the vote on the project
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
AN UNGRATEFUL EDITOR
"We received from an unknown friend a pair of turkey
feet. During the time we have been running this paper
we have received many things complimentary, such as dried
pumpkins, fodder beans, frozen potatoes, nubbins, but the
pair of turkey feet is the limit. Darn a fellow who would
eat the turkey and send the poor editor the feet."—Pearls
HERE'S A TANGLE
How easy it is to mix up the average business man was
demonstrated the other day when the son of a local mer
chant leaned against his father's knee and innocently
"Daddy, is to-day to-morrow!"
"Xo, my son, of course to-day isn't to-morrow," answered
"But you said it was," continued the son.
"When did I ever say to-day was to-morrow!"
"Yesterday," answered the son.
"Well, it was; to-day was to-morrow yesterday, but to
day is to-day, just as yesterday was to-day yesterday but is
yesterday to-day, and to-morrow will be to-day to-morrow,
which makes to-day yesterday and to-morrow all at once.
Now run along and play," and the father collapsed into his
chaijr with a sigh of relief.—Louisville Times.
Wise Precaution !
will prevent the little illneaa of today ]
from becoming the big sickness of
tomorrow ud after. For trouble* of
the digestive organs you can rely on
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A French View of British
For tho first time since the outbreak (
of the war the British press is admit- ;
ting thut the French people are a little i
puzzled about the slowness of Great 1
Britain in throwing men into the fight- ,
in'g line. A vigorous campaign of educa
tion to promote mutual understanding
is what is needed, according to the
Paris correspondent of the "Times,"
and lie hints that the recent visit to
England of M. Millcrand, the French
minister of war, "will be au encourage
ment" in this direction.
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Formation of New Armies
"It is hard," says this writer, "to
explain to the Frenchman in the street
the many difficulties England has had
to contend with in the formation of
her new armies. A great many French
men are under the impression that in
England we have obligatory service. A
still greater number believe, in the
absence of news to the contrary, that
we have but the original one hundred
thousand men in France. They are all —
ignorant and informed—frank and gen
erous in their admiration of our troops,
but they cannot prevent a 'certain wist
ful envy from arising now anil then,
when they read of our normal lives at
home. Much useful work is now being
done by several of the largest news
papers which have for some days past
been explaining the extent of the effort
we are making. More work of the same
nature can be done both in England
and France, and M. Millorand's visit
will be an encouragement to all efforts
in this direction."
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Has i;i» Wounds and Lives
The record of 79 wounds received by
an army surgeon has been broken by
Rene Vidal, reservist, of B::incy. While
in the trenches a shell exploded imme
diately behind him and the lower part
I of his body and limbs were riddled with
| shrapnel. From eight in the morning
| until evening he lay in the trench with
| out even first aid. When lie arrived at
| the auxiliary hospital a thorough ex
; animation showed traces of 139 sepa
i rate and distinct woumts. His case was
| considered desperate as he had lost an
j extraordinary quantity of blood, but he
I is now a.ble to get about on crutches.
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Keeping Tabs On Tourists
The Department of Justice in Xor
j way, has issued an ordinance fcr the
I exercise of a vigorous control over for
j eiyjners and travelers. Every hotel and
| boarding house must tile with the police
| within twenty-four hours a complete
I statement regarding each new guest,
giving full name, profession, national
; ity, residence, reason for coming and
i where last. Norway has been receiv
j ing about 50,000 tourists annually.
| Heretofore the police have taken little
i interest in them, whether foreigners or
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Old Men Making Shoes
Old men who had either retired from
! work or had been crowded out by their
I youngers, some of them even taken j
| from the almshouse, are employed at j
good wages in Nottingham, making j
I army boots. Riveters who lost their
j [daces because the invention of me-
I chanical substitutes are now busy ham
: mering hob nails into soles. The gard
j ens and even the farms have given re
; cruits to the factories, which are now
: turning out 90.000 pairs of boots a
week. Men whose ages range about 70
years, are welcomed by the contractors,
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Safeguard Against Air Raids
When the whistles blow at night in
' Hull, street lamps will be switched off,
I street cars stopped and all citizens
I should run for their basements. Such
| are the precautions against German air
raids made by tho military authorities
in Hull. It was at first proposed to cut
off the electric system and the gas
mains entirely, but inasmuch as the
householders promised to keep their
blinds down, this idea was abandoned.
Agoga Class Elects
At the monthly meeting of the
Agoga Bible class of the blanket Street
Ba'jVtist Sunday school, the following
officers were elected last night:
President, Dana Griffin; vice presi
dent, Harold McNanee; treasurer, 'Mer
vin Ripper; recording secretary, George
Bender; corresponding secretary, John
Petera; reporter, Jesse White; mem
bership committee, Fred Kinney, Earl
Brieker and Earl Stoiiesifer; social com
mittee, Victor Neff, Ralph Henry and
Norman Ward; visiting commititee,
| Donald Dallman, Will'is Alander and
S. 8. Glass Elects
At a meeting of the J. E. Cuip Or
ganized Bible class of the Ridge Ave
nue 'Methodist Episcopal Sunday school,
la<»t night, officers were elected for the
coming veaT. Those elected were: Pres
ident, Mrs. Anna Steever; vice presi
dent, Mrs. C. M. Ewing; secretary, T.
Miles Ixgan; treasurer, Mrs. >M. L.
Horfing. Among the members present
were fhe following: Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Stimer, Mrs. Anna Steever, Miss
Emma Knight, MTS. Daniel Wengert,
MTS. Eetiher Palmer, Mrs. Thomas Peif
fer. Miss Qrace Cameron, Mrs. Crist
Uenner and Mrs. M. !>. Horting.
SERVICE FOR ftICTORY GIRLS
Fifty-five Persons Hit Sawdust Trail at
Mechanicsburg Tabernacle Meet
ing Last Night
Meclhanicsburg, Feb. 12.—Last even
ing, before the tabern&cle service*, the
girls of the knitting mill and tihe shirt
factory enjoyed a luncheon at the
Kvangelical eluurch. Miss Oree gave a
reading, which was much enjoyed. A
permanent organization was formed to
continue the Bible study begun under
the direction of Mrs. Bowman. The
class will meet weekly on (Monday even
ingw. Mrs. C. E. Brindel was eleotflJ
teacher and the following officers were
©lected: President, Miss Myrtle Rider;
vioe president, Miss Sadie Snellbaker;
secretary. Miss Sara Kile; treasurer,
Miss Pauline Harlacher.
Seats, were reserved in the taber
nacle for the mill girls and also for tihe
Men's Bible doss of the Church of
God. who also came in a body. The
former presented the Midler party with
a large cake and the latter with flow
Miss Oree and Processor HY»hgatt.
sang a duett, ".Testis lieallfc." The Rev.
J. C. Forncronk, of Harrisburg, offered
tlie opening prayer.
Mr. Miller preached on James 4:17,
"To him that knoweth to do good, and
doeth it not, to him it is sin. He ap
plied the text to hypocrits in the
church, to backsliders, and to sinners
outside of the church. Speaking to
those whlo profess, but do not possess,
the religion of Jesus, he sand, "One
thing I'm proult!» of a sinful world ftor is
that it won't let you misrepresent Je
sus Christ." He urged upon aill: "Don't
pile up another sin by going out of this
tabernacle without accepting Jesus
Fifty-five persons accepted the invi
tation. The total number of decisions
now reported is 865.
Early Controversy May Lead to Play
ing Amateur Baseball Contest at
By Associated Press.
Cleveland, 0.. Feb. 12. —Feasibility
of playing the finals of this year's
world championship amateur baseball
gaanes at San Francisco in connection
with the Panama-Pacific Exposition
were to be discussed here to-day at a
meeting of Mie National Amaiteur Base-
Kill Association. Exposition authori
ties have suggested that the games be
played between July 20 and August 1
but' because of the number of teams to
be eliminated before the finals, dele
gates who had arrived here early to-day
expressed the belief that the associ
ation will ask that the gwues be played
late in September or early in October.
Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis and
Washington participated in the national
series last year, in addition to these
cities Detroit, Pittsburgh, Louisville,
Cincinnati, Omaha an'd St. Paul have
signified tliedr intention of competing
Speed Limit Cut
Passenger engineers and firemen wiho
run between this city and points soutih,
received notice not to exceed a speed of
six miles an hour while passing over
Hie Cumberland Valley railroad bridge.
The order was made effective yester
day morning at 6.45 o'clock. This or
der will probably be kept in force as
long as the piers for the new bridge
are under construction.
To Organize New Body
H«Trisbu.rg may probaibly have a
Veteran Volunteer Firemen's Associa
tion if the plans which were formu
lated by the 'Firemen's Union are car
ried out. A meeting of the union
held last uigiht in the office of Howard
0. Holstein, 420 Market street, when
it was decided that all ftremen who
have been in tile service live years
or more will be eligible to the service.
Will Take Trip to Florida
Theodore Rodkey, a painter in the
local shops of the Pennsylvania rail
road, and his wife, will leave Sunday
morning for Key West, Florida, where
they will visit all the important cities.
IF YOU ARE A
Tou had better stop at once or you'll
lose your job. Every line of business
is closing; its doors to "Drinking" men.
It may be your turn next. By the aid
of OKRTNE thousands of men have been
restored to lives of sobriety and Indus
We are so sure that ORRINE will
benefit you that we say to you that if
after a trial you fail to set any bene
fit from Its use, your money will be
When you stop "Drinking." think of
the money you'll save; besides, sober
men are worth more to their employers
and get higher wages.
Costs only SI.OO a box. We have
an interesting booklet about ORRINE
that we are giving away free on re
quest. Call at our store and talk it
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THE GLOBE THE GLOBE
February Final Clearaway
Of Ladies' and Misses' Coats
M An elegant selection of chic models—
HHk | JB| loose belted and flare effects—Coats of
| Zibeline, Velour ami Fancy Plaids. Origi
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I I fl nd lustrous Zibeline—mostly silk lined;
\ IV soino handsomely trimmed with fur and
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\ I\\ Girls' and Misses'
\ \\\j Regulation Dresses
and Middy Suits at **
• Made of highest prade Blue Serge
»H\ and beautiful Shepherd's Plaid—neatly
trimmed with chevrons on sleeves—braid
lA. Ed collars and cuffs—sizes 8 to 14 years.
Originally values to $13.75.
CLASSIC WAR POEMS
Selected by J. Howard Wert
No 0 CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE
BY ALFRED TENNYSON
t. • I H M W , llo ' e . wor . ,d h . as thrilled at the story of "The Charge of the Light
Hrigade. It will live in history as long as literature endures and men love
the name of \ alor. A thousand charges as full of high courage and devotion
have passed into oblivion as rolled along the centuries of crimsoned fields. Whv?
Because a great poet wrote a simple little poem that caught the world's throbbiiig
heart this action lives forever whilst others are forgotten.
In 1854, the Czar of Kussia thought it was time for the European "sick
™ a ,®* ~r! he Turk,—to leave Europe. The Czar wanted Constantinople and the
Gotten Horn tor himself. Russia's present allies, England and France, promptly
interfered in behalf of the Sultan. The war that resulted centered, principally,
in the Crimean peninsula around the fortified eity Sebastopol.
During the siege an English officer received orders to attack with his small
torce of cavalry a very large body of Russians, who were defended by heavv
batteries. Though suspecting from the disposition, some mistake, he charged
with such promptness and courage, that the enemy, astonished to see this brave
handful rushing into the jaws of death, were brought to a sudden stand, and had
the attack been seconded, it is supposed that important results might have fol
lowed. A small portion only succeeded in regaining their ranks. It proved
afterward that a mistake in the bearer of the order, cost this useless sacrifice
It was simnly a case, painfully common, again and again, in our own Civil
war, of s6mebody blundering.
Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of death
Rode the six hundred.
"Forward, the Light Brigade!"
"Charge for the guns!" he said;
Into the valley of death
Bode the six hundred.
"Forward, the Light Brigade!"
Was there a man dismayed?
Not though the soldier knew
Some one had blundered:
Theirs not to make reply.
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die,
Into the valley of death
Rode the six hundred.
Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them.
Cannon in front of them
Volleyed and thundered;
Stormed at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of death,
Into the mouth of hell
Bode the six hundred:
Flashed all their sabres bare,
COMEDY IN BATTLE
Serio-comic Incidents of the Zulu War
in South Africa
The following story is told of an in
cident that occurred during the Zulu
war in South Africa, when an over
whelming force of natives was opposed
to a little band of English marines.
From the Zulu host stepped forth a
warrior laden witih an ancient firearm,
which he calmly mounted on a tripod
in t'he open, while the marines looked
on. admiring his pluck and wondering
much what lie proposed to do. At last
one jovial marine suggested that their
photographs were about to be taken,
and by common consent no shots were
Having loaded his piece with great
deliberation, tie Zulu primed it, sighted
it and, leaning hard upon its breech,
fired. The recoil knocked him head
over heels backward, while a great roar
went up from the delighted marines.
He sat up, looking dazed, and then,
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FLORIST P. R. R. Station
Flashed as they turned in air,
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
All the world wondered:
Plunged in the battery stuoke.
Bight through the line" they broke;
Cossack and Bussian
Beeled from the sabre-stroke
Shattered and sundered.
Then they rode back, but not—
Not the six hundred.
Cannon to right of them.
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volleyed and thundered;
Stormed at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell.
They that had fought so well
Came through the jaws of death
Back from the mouth of hell,
All that was left of them—
Left of six hundred.
When can their glory fadef . i"
Oh, the wild charge they made!
All the world wondered.
Honor the charge they made!
Honor the Light Brigade— 1*
I Noble six hundred!
the amusement over, he and his coun
trymen charged and were annihilated
by a volley from the steadily aimed
pieces of the little band of marines.
During one of the many battles
waged bv the New Zealand Maoris
against the British settlers the latter
ran out of ammunition. At the mo
ment when death seemed imminent a
flag of truce appeared from the ene
mys trenches and messengers came for
ward with a supply of cartridges to en
able the white men to continue fight
A German process of collecting lamp
black consists in placing two electrodes
in a flame rii-'h in carbon and passing a
d'irec.t electric current of aibout fifteen
volts. The la'mpblacdc deposited on the
negative electrode consists of much
finer particles than the ordinary, the
material being especially suitable for
ifine printing inks and high grade