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3"=ra< WEATHER FORECASTS
'/TOI Harrisburg and vicinity: Fair to-
Jjs . | night and Thursday. Not much change
T in temperature. Lowest temperature
to-night about 30 degrees.
Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair to-night
a,l( ' Thursday, not much change in tern-
V— perature. Moderate north winds.
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, 41; lowest, 36; 8 a. m., 38; 8 p. m., 38.
GETTING OUT AMONG THE BUYERS
Through an arrangement made by the Chamber
ot' Commerce about one hundred Harrisburg busi
ness men are "swinging around the loop" of Cen
tral Pennsylvania cities to-day and to-morrow, let
ting those cities know what Harrisburg is good for
in a commercial and business way. The scheduled
stops include Sunbury, Bloomsburg, Wilkes-Barre,
Hazleton and Reading and many intermediate
towns and cities. At each stopping place the Har
risburg delegation is being met by a committee of
local business men and in this way spreading infor
mation about the Capital City and acquiring infor
mation about the cities visited.
Business men more tlytn ever are recognizing the
advantages of coming into personal contact with
other business men. This well-planned trip of the
Chamber of Commerce is designed to make per
sonal contact easier. This "trade excursion" will
help not only Harrisburg but the cities that the
Harrisburg party visits. It will not only give the
Harrisburg business men a better idea of how and
where they can sell their goods but it will give the
cities visited a better idea of how they can buy
Harrisburg's future as a distributing center for
wholesale houses is very bright. Mr. William B.
MeCaleb, superintendent of the Philadelphia divis
ion of the Pennsylvania Railroad, in a widely-read
interview recently published in the Star-Independ
ent, laid particular stress gn4his important phase
of the future development of Ilarrisburg, his opin
ions being based on the fact that the railroad com
pany is providing exceptional facilities for distri
bution through the erection of the big freight re
ceiving station in South Harrisburg. The Chamber
of Commerce even before that had recognized the
possibilities of this city as the "Heart of Distribu
tion," and it has omitted no opportunity to encour
age the bringing of warehouses here.
But Harrisburg might have facilities for distribu
tion equal to those of the leading commercial cities
of the world without benefiting thereby unless it
educated the people of the territory near Harris
burg to the fact that Harrisburg has things to sell.
In other words the city's business men must create
the market, and there is no better way to do this
than by doing just what the members of the Cham
ber of Commerce are doing in their present trip,—
getting right out among the buyers and telling them
what we have to sell and how we can get the goods
to them. !
WAR CANNOT BE IGNORED IN SCHOOLS
As the war assumes larger and larger proportions
educators in this country are becoming more and
more worried by tlte question whether facts about
the conflict should be taught in the public schools.
While arguments are being put forward in educa
tional journals and in various other ways, it seems
not at all unlikely that the war is a topic of fre
quent and enlivening discussion in classes in grade
schools and in high schools throughout the country.
With a war as huge as this one in progress, and
with the latest news from the fighting zone under
discussion wherever newspapers are read, it would
be impossible to keep mention of the passing events
from being made in school rooms, even should such
restriction be deemed necessary by authorities.
Facts about the war may not be taught by the in
structors as part of the courses, but those facts
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HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 17, 1915.
cannot easily be ignored during recitations in his
tory and geography and English literature.
The proposal of Dr. Eliot that pupils be taught
about the horrors of welfare has met with much
opposition, and perhaps deservedly. Teachers might
not impart much information of value by confining
themselves to discussions of hardships, sufferings
and atrocities connected with war, and it is not
impossible that they would in some instances be
partial in their treatment of such subjects. The
idea about giving children a horror of war is well
enough, but the possibility that tactless handling of
the facts would bring on strife in school looms
where there are children of different sympathies,
is not a welcome oue.
The best suggestion perhaps that has as yet been
made with regard to the teaching of war facts is
that instructors in history arrange their
as to teach their subject backward, tracing the
events whifli are now occurring in Europe back to
the original causes toward the dawn of history.
He must be considered a successful teacher who
can at this time show his pupils current happenings
in the light of previous events, who can combine
comprehensive review of the history of the present
with careful instruction in that of the past, making
each subject of interest to the pupils because of
their knowledge of the other.
CONTEST OF COUSIN TONGUES
That the conflict in Europe is in part the strug
gle of the English and the German languages for
supremacy, is ffie contention of a university pro
fessor who pretends to know about such things.
According to the most recent estimates, English is
spoken by 1U0,000,000 and German by 130,000,000.
The other leading languages, in order, are Russian,
French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
The professor is of the opinion that in the present
conflict the continent of Africa is one of the prizes
for which the English and German dictionaries are
striving. He tells, in this connection, how the lan
guage of North America was determined in colonial
days by trifling skirmishes between the colonizers,
the importance of which was not then fully recog
nized. If the populating ofiNorth America had
been managed by people from the continent of
Europe, the English language certainly would not
now number among its speakers millions of Amer
icans and would not be the dominant language here.
At the opening of the nineteenth century, the
dominant language was French, followed by Rus
sian, German, Spanish and then English, with only
20,520,000. It will be remembered that in earlier
times English was little more than a dialect of bar
barians while French was the languagjrof the courts
of the civilized world. The English language in
recent years, however, has been dominant because
of extensive colonization by England, and because
of large increases in population in the English
speaking nations, including this country, and its
use among foreigners is said to have spread more
rapidly than that of any other tongue.
Victory for the Allies might have much to do i
with increasing the influence of the English lan- ■■
guage, just as success for Germany would probably j 1
give the German language a decided lift. When it
comes to languages, we Americans must, of course,
evidence, partiality, yet it would be no breach of ]
neutrality if we were to express compassion for any <
African barbarians who may have to struggle with 1
the endings of German nouns and the weak and ' 1
strong forms of German verbs.
English is largely a Teutonic language in origin,! |
and its race with German for supremacy promises I
to be an interesting one since the contestants arc '
cousin tongues, so to speak. j
There are some buried skeletons that will never come to
At this writing Taft appears to be looming a bit larger i !
We haven't heard of a new president for Mexico in the >
The Chamber of Commerce believes in seeing America '
first and in seeing Pennsylvania first of all.
Perhaps the soaring price of wlmnt has something to do i j
with the prosperous appearance of the men attending the ' j
Threshermen's convention. y
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
IT SURELY DOES
Monte Carlo is suffering as a result of conditions in |
Europe. War makes the ordinary game of chance seem very j
EFFECT OF FLATTERY
If you succeed in convincing a girl that she has beautiful I
hands, her mother will have to do the dishwashing there- j
"They seem to be so well suited for each other."
"Yes, jieithcr of them has brains enough to realize what j
a frost the other one is."—Buffalo Express.
"Sam, I'm afraid that you are an idle fellow."
"Idle? Not me, sah! Why, I gits my wife mo' work
dan she kin do, sah." —Boston Transcript.
Every time a cargo of American goods is piled up at an i
American port, another argument for the Ship-Purchase |
Bill is presented.—Richmond Times-Dispatch.
MAYBE ALL THREE
According to a Pittsburgh paper, Billy Sunday diverts
rather than converts. Still, it is believed Billy does some
good among the perverts.—Kansas City Journal.
"Inclosed Find Check."
"Here's That Five I Borrowed."
"This Is on Me."
"We Have Decided to Increase Your Salary."
"I Love You."
• "You Win."—Cincinnati Enquirer.
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Sea Captain Dies at 108
Captain David Jackson, 10S years
old, who just -died of heart disease at
his home in Tooting, near London, was
I for nearly fifty years a master mariner
on ships between England and America.
He made his first trip as a caibin hoy
in 1817. Captain Jackson received a
letter of congratulation from the King
on his 100 th birthday, and a similar
letter each year since. One of the old
man's boasts was that only once had
he been aboard a steamship, all his
other voyages having been made in the
days of sailing vessels.
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German Army Xiinnels Mountain
Tiie "Frankfurter Zeitung" reports
that the Germans have pierced the hills
from Jeuf, in French territory, to
Moyeuvre-la-Grand in Lorraine to facili
tate communications. The tunnel has
been completed in two months' work
and cost $1i,000,000. This tunnel was
long ago proposed by miners and man
ufacturers in the iron mining district
of the valley of Briey, but opposed by
the government for strategical reasons,
Tho execution of the work by the Ger
mans is taken as indicating a determi
nation on their part to hold this rich
mining country at all hazards.
Many Germans in Italy
According to official statistics there
are 72,000 Germans of both sexes en
gaged in trade in Italy, 40,000 in the
north chiefly at Milan and Turin. These
Germans havo received notice to leave
the country as soon as they can arrange
their business matters through the Ger
man consulates. The express trains ar
riving at Chiasso for Basel, on the St.
Got'hard lines and at Brieg via the
Sim; lon tun-iel are crowded with Ger
mans and Au/itrians returning to their
countries. Certain portions of the
Swiss frontier have been reinforced.
Dies in "Cyclone Cellar"
The list of one week's ooroner's
cases in London includes the nSme of
Mrs. James Cubitt, wife of a bank man
ager, who was killed by the* caving in
of a "cyclone cellar"' which she was
having dug under her kitchen window,
as a bomb-proof shelter from Zeppelin
Life in Brussels Normal
Advices from Brussels say life there
has become almost normal and Sundays
find tily) usual crowds in the cafes
and on the boulevards. Only a few Ger
man troops remain in the city. German
postage stamps are now sold in the
postoflkes, and the names of the rail
road stations and public buildings have
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been Germanized. Some classes of mu
nicipal officials havo been compelled to
sign contracts which make them Ger
man subjects forVi period of six months.
Most of the dheps are open, "but money
is scarce. The troops pay cash for
everything they buy. German commer
cial travelers are busy offering their
wares to the shopkeepers.
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Wants to Make Peace Plain
The demand that tho terms of peace,
when made, shall be in plain language
which the common people of the various
countries can understand, is voiced by
Herr con Heydebran-d, leader of the
Conservative party in Germany, in an
address which has just reached Germans
in Copenhagen. Von 'Heydebrand is
quoted as saying:
"It; is a matter of wonder to many
how it has become possible for Ger
many to be so alone in the world, and
there a feeling that German diplo
matic ability could have been more
pranounced. When tho terms of peace
come to be considered, •we shall not
allow these terms to become involved
in a sort of complicated diplomatic art,
but thev should be put into languago
which the common people can under
stand and are agreed upon.
A Matter of Taste
The Woman —I'd rather live on
bread and water than on charity. Tho
Tramp—Yes, mum; there's no ac
countin' fer taste.—Philadelphia Led
Luck counts once in awhile; brains
count all the time.—W. H. Lough.
"Tir-A JOY TO
SORE, TIRED FEET
"Tiz" For Aching, Burn-1
ing, Puffed«Up Feet j
and Corns or Cal
Good-bye sore feet, burning feet,
swollen feet, smelling feet, tired feet. j
Good-bye corns, callouses, bunions!
and raw spots. No more shoo,tightness,
no more limping with pain or drawing '
up you# face in agoriv. "TlZ"«is mag- j
ical, acts right off. "TIZ" draws out
all the poisonous exudations which puff
up the feet. Use "TIZ" and wear
smaller shoes. Use "TIZ" and forget j
your foot misery. Ah! how comfortable
your feet feel. --w |
Get a 25-cent box of "TIZ' now at j
any druggist or department store. Don't j
suffer. Have good feet, glad feet, feet j
that never swell, never hurt, never get j
tired. A year's foot comfort guaran-i
teed or money refunded. —Adv.
The Star-Independent doea not
make itself responsible for opinions
expressed in this column.
Approves Forester's Appointment
Editor the Star-Independent:
Dear Sir—'Please tell the citizens of
Harrisburg that I am pleased to know
that a Mian of some experience has
been appointed Forester of our city. 1
told Mr. Taylor, from the day of my
application: "If you can find a man
more competent tlian I appoint 'him."
1 am not after the salary, but I feared
some incompetent would get the ap
pointment. I would enjoy an hour's con
ference with tliia young man and hope
1 will not be disappointed.
I am also pleased to find at the arm
of this man, in the photo, a boy who,
if he passes our schools creditably and'
accepts every opportunity of learning
forestry from his father, may be what
i have" hoped we'would soon have—
self-made, practical foresters. 1 smile
upon a group of youngs;ers nestled so
close tp their parents. I was grown up
in a similar group.
-Mr. Taylor should endeavor to pre
vent the maple trees being pruned un
til buds swell or leaves appear. I would
advise Mr. Taylor to take up forestry
especially, if he seeks a second election.
Then he could confer pro-fitably with
the Forester. Further, our editors
should have some knowledge of forestry.
This young ljian —the new Forester
-—has more on his hands than he
imagines. He needs persuasive powers
more than dominant, yet "may need both.
I cite one instance. Forty years ago
I planted a row of Norway maple trees
In. this city. Presumaljfo' some one
ruined thorn by pouring refuse from ice
cream cans—salt water. If he had
| lfurned down a stable or woodshed it
could have been rebuilt in a we>k. It
will take money to remove the dead
trees and also cost money to replace
them and twenty years to bring thcm
to the beauty and usefulness of the
ones destroyed. I remonstrated with
the party but to no avail. That is one
out of hundreds of almost similar cases
in our city. Every place where there
are soda fountains and salt water runs
in the gutters, damage is done.
„ . T. A. WOODS.
Harnsburg, Pa., Feb. 16.
CAMELS IN WAE
Tanierlano Made a Curious Use of Them
The camel has for centuries figured
in the warfare of the east. History
contains no more interesting example
of the use of camels than that devised
by the conqueror Tamerlane. This
warrior, born in the sur.imer of 133G,
son of a humble Asiatic chieftain, rose
bv the sharpness of wit and strength
of arm to be master of twenty-seven
kingdoms extending from what is now
the region of Moscow clear through In
dia. Tamerlane wa3 a terrible figure
and a mighty warrior. In those davs
meji fought with brute force rather
than with engines of war. The sword
was the chief weapon of offense. •
After a mighty struggle Tamerlane
made himself potentate over the im-
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What to Do for a Sore, Ten
der Skin After Shaving
A prominent phyalcian of this city
says he obtained complete relief from
a sore, tender skin after shaving by the
use of the following* formula, which
was given to him by a friend from
Paris at the beginning of the war. The
writer ha« also used It with remark
able results—so much so that even
though he no longer has a tender skin,
lie still must have the preparation for
his daily shave on account of its most
delightfully refreshing and soothing
qualities—Just the thing to refreshen
and stimulate the skin when you are
tired of the morning after a night out.
The following Is the original French
Japora Concentrate. 2 ozs.; Alcohol,
..V4 ozs.; Rose Water, 1 oz.; Witch
Hazel, 'a oz.
11l bad cases apply night and morn-
Si. ot ''erwise morning only.
The preparation when made up should
be of a peculiarly beautiful red color
with a most refreshing odor. The above
formula was shown to several drujr-
K'stf. among them being Croll Keller,
or Harrisburg, all of whom stated that
they can till It Just as well us a Paris
NOTE—The original preparation made
from tliis formula was put up by Virgil,
of Paris, under the name of r, Isau tie
Japora," and under this name it is
widely used throughout France. "Kau
de Japora' is ulso sold in this country
by Croll Keller, of Harrisburg.-—Adv.
mediate nations of Asia and gave to
the ctiy of Samarkand a brilliant place
in history. One by one the Asiatic na
tions came under his swav India was
the rich prize, and aga'iist it Tamer
lane determined to move. This was in
139 N. With 'nis host he crossed the
Indus, marched to Delhi and stood in
arms before the gates. The Indian
sultan, at the head of 50,000 soldier
and a herd of elephants, whose tusks
bore poisoned swords, rushed upon the
invaders. Tamerlane was sore pressed,
and the battle might have gone against
him had he not fallen back on his cam
els. Hastily gathering a troop of the
beasts, he had then: loaded with hay.
Then, setting the hav on fire, Tamer
lane's soldiers stampeded the camels
toward the ranks ot' the Indians. The
elephants, at the sight of the blazing
hay, wheeled round and lied in terror,
scattering the Indian sultan's army and
insuring the success of Tamerlane.—
A living light, called the pyrophore,
makes illumination cheap and conven
ient in Brazil The pyrophore is a
monster firefty an inch and a half long.
With one it is possible io read fine
print, and three will light a room. The
Brazilian peasant, when he traverses
by night the perilous forest paths of
his country, fastens to each shoe a
pyrophore. Thus illuminated, he has no
difficulty in avoiding poisonous snakes,
pitfalls and wild beasts. The Brazilian
coquette fastens in her hair or her cor
sage a pyrophore incased in white tulle.
The effect is as of a great luminous
pearl or opal. When a pyrophore's
light goes out it is not necessary to
fill him up with oil, to drop a coin in
him or to throw him away, but a mo
ment's ducking in cold water suffices.
Thereafter his three little lanterns, one
on the breast and two on the back, emit
again as bright a radiance as ever.
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