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<NU«lol»TOl>ch KactMwif. ..... No. 143J48
Thursday. February tB. t»IS.
Son. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. M Sat.
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Last Quarter. Ttb; New Moon. 13th;
First Quarter, 21st.
Harrisburg and vicinity: Fair to
night and Friday. Not much change in
temperature. Lowest temperature to
night about 25 degrees.
«. Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair to night
. and Friday. Strong north winds.
YESTERDAY S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest. 39; lowest. 33: S a. m.. 33; 8 p. m.. 54.
GOOD THAT MAY COME FROM THE WAR
Although the war in Europe has been arousing
racial hatred and has been having a thousand and
one other harmful effects, any optimist cau see
without great difficulty that it oannot but have a
few beneficial results as well. It will most likely be
the means of reconciling certain races which were
at odds before the outbreak of hostilities, or at
least of adjusting matters so that the causes of dis
sension will disappear.
■ That the war is bringing the Scandinavian na
tions. Norway, Sweden and Denmark, closer to
gether from day to day, is evidenced by the united
action they are repeatedly taking on important
questions brought up by the belligerents. Causes
of discord, which were rather plentiful not so long
ago in the northern kingdoms, are being forgotten
in the harmony which has followed the conference
of the three sovereigns who are now united in their
efforts to preserve peace.
A revived kingdom of Poland seems certain to
be established after the smoke has cleared away, or
even before, and oppression of the Poles would then
come to an end. These liberty-loving people whose
cause has been in such promiuenee of late, have
never fully submitted to the rule of the nations
which divided them. They have clung to their*lan
guage and, as a people have refused to become
loyal Russians, Germans or Austrian®. They have
■used trouble by keeping up the conflict in German
*oland. between Germans and Slavs, between Prot
stants and t atholics. and their release as an inde
>endent people would put an end to these disturb
Not the least consideration is that to which atten
ion has been called by the Germau ambassador to
America. Count von Bernstorff concerning the
kanged relations of Jews in his country, which the
lar is bringing about. It is his opinion that hatred
>r Jews among the Germans, which before the hos
lities was so great that no Jew could be an array
fficer, will d after peace has been declared.
The reason assigned for the change is that the
German Jews are. in this crisis, proving their loyalty
to the Kaiser and are forcing consideration because
Af their services in the field.
I ! The German Ambassador says, incidentally, that
his people will become far more democratic after
the war than they have hitherto been, a condition I
which will probably be common to the people of
■1 the nations which will have passed through the
f deal, and which will be a not unimportant result
■ the conflict.
■PAR POEMS SELECTED B7 PROF. WERT
VThe series of "Classic War Poems." selected by
J. Howard ert and being printed now
in the Star-Independent, constitutes a
of rare educational and historical value
readers of this newspaper. The selections are
the works of masters and are especially
in this day when the war in Europe is
in the minds of the people everywhere.
of dramatic incidents of the wars of ,
HJpa-st can. perhaps, be given in no more thrilling I
Ky than through the medium of rhyme and.meter
H the great masters of that form of expression.
Hofessor Wert has made his selection of the poems '
Bth great care, bearing in mind that they have
Hped to perpetuate the historic incidents to which
Ky refer, and there is no more delightful way of
Huliarizfng himself x with the war history of the
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HARRI&BURG STAII-INDEPENDENT. THURSDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 18, 1915.
put than By getting the wonderfully expressed
viewpoints of these master writers.*
Professor Wert's series is made especially valu
able by the fact that he accompanies each poem with
a prose narrative, prepared by himself and based
on historic facts, in full the relation
of the poems to the history of the wars they de
scribe. Thus the readers of this series may acquire
acaurate details of the great wars together with
the poet's descriptions of specitic dramatic occur
rences in these wars. Certainly there is no more
delightful or instructive method of' learning the
history of the great struggles of the past, and we
enthusiastically recommend this series to our read
ers, young or old.
ANOTHER COUNTERFEITER CAUGHT
The counterfeiting business is not one which rec
ommends itself to clever engravers and printers as
a means of earning n daily living iu safety and hap
piness. I'ncle Sam has demonstrated time aud again
that he has no idea of giving inducements to pro
ficient counterfeiters by allowing them to dispose
of the products of their labors without interference.
He is of the opinion that he can do his own engrav
ing aud printing and needs no outside assistance.
In discouraging competition in the money print
ing business. Uncle Sam not only has put a stop to
the operation of presses turning out work similar
to his own. hut has repeatedly taken charge of the
operators and placed them in institutions where
they cau no longer pursue their industry." A Fed
eral prison has been the ultimate destination of
many a counterfeiter.
During the last month counterfeit postal money
orders were passed iu different parts ot" the country
and a nation-wide search for the producer ended
yesterday in the arrest in New Orleaus of a Balti
more printer who confessed to the crime. After
the first counterfeit had been Reported from the
Pittsburgh postoffice. January It), warnings were
given to every postmaster in the United States,
through the official Postal Guide of the Depart
ment: papers throughout the country published
news of the existence of the counterfeits, and prac
tically every postal inspector in the service began
looking for the offender.
When a man passes counterfeits of l uited States
stamps, money, money orders or other government
mediums of exchange, he is an offender against the
entire nation and the whole country i> after hitu.
It must be a very clever rascal who can evade the
government's organization of sleuths, with their
facilities for tracing him from one end of the coun
try to another and for giving the widest publicity
to his methods. »
The evidence against the Baltimore man. who was
yesterday made a prisoner, is said to be sufficient
under the Federal law to send him to prison for
as many as forty years. Uncle Sam, far from feel
ing sincerely flattered when his print shop products
are imitated, is apt to feel decidedly displeased,
and the consequences of being out of favor with
him iu this respect are not pleasant ones to con
A one-legged Sarah Bernhardt isn't to be imagined.
Seems ss if the Threshermen are going to do some thresi
ing in the legislative grain fields.
This seems to be German week on land and sea, as per
non-censored dispatches from Berlin.
A few outlying cities are discovering that Harrisburg,
in addition to being the capital, is on the commercial map.
Other Pennsylvania cities are finding "Harrisburg the
center of distribution" of some pretty good fellow citizens.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
"I suppose you know just how the Government should
"Oh, I don't go that far." replied Mr. Growche'r. "All
I say is that nobody who is trying to run~ any part of it
knows how."—Washington Star.
NOT THAT KIND OF A LICENSE
"Now, remember, you are only allowed one deer," said
the license clerk.
"That's queer talk for a man about to be married.*'
"Oh! Did yop wish a marriage license? I was issuing
you a license to hunt."—Louisville Courier-Journal.
"Teacher, teacher! Willie and Benny is fighting like
Stop that, you boys! \ou're a good little girl, Lena,
to tell me."
\ es, teacher. But I wouldn t tell you onlv Bennv was
gettin' licked."—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Why was the new maid fired!"
"Oh, in a thoughtless moment she forgot to bathe the
madam's poodle and bathed the baby instead."—Florida
THOUGHTFUL OF HIS PUESE
"She's a sensible girl," said the first traveling man.
"You bet she is," said the second. "Last night when I
took her- to dinner before ordering she asked me if I was
going to pay the check myself or work it into the expense
account." —Detroit Free Press!
WHY SHE PLUNGED
"She hesitated a long while. I wonder how she finally
came fo decide to take the matrimonial plungef"
"I think her younger sisters pushed her off the dock,
so to speak."—Louisville Courier-Journal.
A iIATTEB OF FIGUBBS
Jake—"See that girl there on the beach f Bbe gets
SI,OOO a year posing for artists."
Rake—"That's some figure."—Dartmouth Jack o'
"Did you ever hear 6f such a thing" as an appropriate
"Certainly. I ean show you a case now. There goes
a grass widow with hay fever."—Exchange.
THE ONLY WAY
"How is your flat heatedf"
"By tipping the janitor."—Chicago Newa.
IF IMP'S IS USED
Tha genuine old reliable Hood's Bar
aaparilla corrects the acid condition of
the blood and build* up the whole aya
torn. It drive* out rheumatism because
it cleanse* th« blood thoroughly. It
ha* been successfully used for forty
For rheumatism, stomach and kidney
trouble*, general debility and all ill's
arising from impure blood. Hood 's liaa
no equal. Get it from your nearest
druggist to-day. Adv.
[Tongue-End Topics |
Mr. Schock Active in Politics
Among the attorneys in attendance
on the Board of Pardons this week was
Hiram schock, for years a resident of
Harrisburg and later a resident of Pitts
burgh. where he is now successfully
practicing law. During his residence in
Harrisburg Mr. Schoek studied law aud
waa admitted to the bar, but he choose
to eonflue hinisejt to uewspaper work,
being connected at dift'ereut times with
Harrisburg newspapers aud represent
ing. as a correspondent, several New
York and Pittsburgh newspapers. Since
residing in the Smoky City he has 'been
quite active in politics and is a member
of the Republican City Committee.
Soues on the Chestnut "Slight"
Senator Sones. of Lycoming, is one!
of the men interested in lumber opera
tions who looks upon the great "Chest-,
nut blight" scare in this State of a
| few years ago as a big farce. The State
| s;.>ent altout s3oo,otMt in its efforts to |
1 get rid of the "blight,'' but according
to the Senator the crop of chestnuts has •
| l>een gieatest where the ••blight" is'
'said to have ruined the trees. "I was
, shown, said Senator Si>ues, "a section
! of a tree taken from n truak said to be '
j affected with 'chestnut blight.' and I
! the young expert where he got if.!
: 1 had my" suspicions as to where he had 1
' made the cutting, and was not surprised
I when he told me. He had taken it from
I a part of the woods that had been
I struck by forest tire some time before,
: and what he Had d;ajnose,! as 'biight'
I were only scars on the tree trunk oy the
ravages of the dames. It was a mighty
I costly :M-are tor Pennsylvania."
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I Young Pleads for Murderer
Seldom a State official, other than
those of the Board of Pardons, appears ;
: at the meeting of that body, but this
| week there was an exception. State
Treasurer Young appeared to plead for
j the commutation of the dearh ftcnteuce |
! of a young murderer who had killed a 1
. girl with whom the slayer was maitly !
in love. Before there was any nrgu- !
moot in the case, the Board decided to I
appoint an a I ion i-1 to make an exaini-
I nation of the murderer and re,.ort at
the session iu March.
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Army Solidided Alcohol
The comnusT-.irv department of the
i French army has lately distributed to
men on guard iu the advanced trenches
solidified alcohol waich is early lighted
| t»y a match, and. burning without a
I visible dame, gives out sufficient heat
to warm up rations. Prom the chemist's
> standy aint solidified aicohol is still in- !
existent, all efforts to arrive at this
resuit at ordinary temperatures having
failed. The availability of a so-called
solidified aicohol is due to the genius •
■ of tie smuggler. About ten years ago a
man conceived the idea of crushing ;
1 grated white toap in a mortar and mix
iug with it its weight in alcohol. In this
j form the alcohol passe 1 the customs in
spection as soap aud a subsequent sim
; pie process of distillation restored the
alcohol to its natural state. This was
the process taken up by the army to ;
furnish soldiers iu the trenches a con- j
venient. inconspicuous means of heating
i their food. •
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', War Buins French Boads
Bain and war together have com- t
■ [ leted the destruction of the admirable
| high roads in the north, of which
i" ranee was once proud. The continual !
. a«sage of heavy aftillerv anl of the
thundering motor trucks have worn
deep ruts in theft, now filled with mud
that sticks like glue. Within range
of the selkidixed battle line, the ruts j
are nothing compared to the multitude \
of funnel-shaped holes where the big
| German shells have.ripped out the'
macadam and gouged sometimes three
feet deep into the roadway. Speed
; is now certain suicide on these routes
and the work of bringing up supplies
has suffered accordingly. It requires I
three motor .rucks now to do the work
accomplished by two a month ago. The
rapid increase in the French motor
equipment has made it possible to sur
mount the difficulty at rhe expense of I
an enormous wear and tear.
Dr. James* Headache
Powders Relieve At
Once—lo Cents a
You take a Dr. James' Headache
Powder and in just a few moments your
bead clears and all neuralgia and pain
fade* away. It's the quickest and
surest relief for headache, whether dull,
throbbing, splitting or nerve-racking.
Send someone to the drug store and get
a dime package now. Quit suffering—
it's so needless. Be sure you get Dr.
James' Headache Powders-^—then there
will b« no disappointment.—Adv.
HAS IHCI EFFICIENCY -
RECORD DURING YEAR 19U
Mon Than 80.9 P*r o*nt. of Pennsy
Employ** Shows Loyalty to Com
pany Kulo»—Many Tt its W*r*
Out of 3.561.962 efficiency tests
ttad observations ma>de ou the Pennsyl
vania Railroad last year, more than
99.9 per cent, showed perfect obedi
ence to the train safoty rule*. To be
exact, the safety regulations were fol
lowed to the letter 1,494 times in
•very 1,495 casef ofcerved. The test*
covered the work of both oncers and
employes of the Operating Department.
Exactly 24,798 tests were made of
the observance of stop sign ills, and in
only 34 eases did the employes fail t*
live up to the strict letter of the j
rules—in other words the employes
were 99.86 per cent, perfect iu their
observance of stop signals.
The results of these tests, which
have just been compile*!', she* hoiw it
was possible for the Pennsylvania
Railroad System in 1914 to carry near
ly 190,000,000 passengers, iu more
tlian 1,000.000 trains, over 2(5,000
miles of track, without a single passen
ger being killed in a train accident.
An absolutely perfect record was
made bv enginemen in observing Hag
men's signals; 18,203 tests showed not
one failure. Altogether, tests were
made last year of compliance with 37
different • classes of safety rules. In
31 of the 37 classes, records of 99.9
per cent, efficiency, or better, were
made. In three classes, representing a
I total of 31,379 individual tests, per
feet performance was recorded.
In 113,747 instances observed,
■ there were only 314 in which the rules
governing the handling of explosives
and inflammables were not followed
i exactly. There were only four failures
' in 129.773 tests for o4>edience of the
i rule against trains leaving or arriving j
abend of tame. In ad 1 save nine out <yi
i 16,251 cases, the regulations requiring
trainman to be stationed at all unpro- j
teeted grade cros-nngs, during the
shifting of cars, were obeyed. There j
were only. 17 infractions, in 53.430 in-'
stances, of the rules governing wateh
• men at protected crossings.
To test obedience to the regulations,
for the protection of men working on j
or about tracks, no less than 309,389 [
observations were made. In only 39 '
instance# was there failure to follow
the rules perfectly. Out of 17,642 ob
servations to see whether first aid
equipment was kept in proper order,
six cases requiring criticism was found.
In addition to the observations for
obedience to the train smfety rules,
51,414 tests were made last year in;
,the use of signals. The results showed
99.4 per cent, of perfect efficiency.
34 MOREPERSONSHIT TRAIL,
Interest Unabated as Evangelist Mil-1
ler's Stay at Mechanicsburg
Is Nearing End
Mechanicsburg, Feb. 18. Five
weeks ago Evangelist E. C. Miller and
bis party came to Mechauie*burg as
strangers. When they leave, a few
; days hence, they will go as dear
Vi.ends of a large majority of our I
people. As the campaign is in the 1
iast days, expressions, verbal and ma
terial, of appreciation of their work j
for .Mechanicsburg multiply. Last ;
evening gifts were presented from a
■ number of groups of workers in the lo
cal campaign. The ushers presented to
Mr. Miller a fine traveling toilet set
|iu leather case. The ushers grouped
; themselves in front of the platform as
the presentation was made by Chief
Usher llerslljiian aud at the close they
sang "Blest Be the Tie That Binds."
The choir's gift to Prof. Hohgatt was a
leather traveling bag, and to Miss Creo
a gold wrist watch, the Rev. L M.
Dice being spokesman for the el.oir.
The women's Bible cfass. through Mrs.
J. S. Weaver, presented to Mrs. Bow
man a mesh purse of gold. The pray
, er meeting superintendents and assist
ants. through the Rev. C. F. Rtfach, pre
j sented to Mrs. Miller an orange with
a gold "seed." The evangelist and
: his parjy most feelingly responded to
these various evidences of appreciation.
By request of a number of the per
sonal workers aud others, Mr. Miller
repeated the sermon on "Excuses,"
which he delivered several weeks ago,
based on Psa. 39:7, "And now. Lord,
what wait I fori My hope is in thee,"
; and the experience of blind Bartimeus.
He took up, one by one, the excuses
most frequently offered for not accept
ing Christ, and showed the futility of
all of theni and said: "If you can't
! understand the new birth, you don't
need to understand it. You see the
evidences of it all around you. Don't
wait because you don't feel like it.
[ Christian feeling is the fruit of the
spirit, and you don't have tlig. spirit of
1 Christ until you let Christ come into
i your heart. Bartimaeuq had the op
portunity once to meet and accept
Christ. You have the opportunity
There were ihirty-four decisions,
men again largely predominating.
To-night Evangelist Miller will
preach on "A Refuge of Lies." To
morrow night a great song service,
with full choir anil orchestra, will be
given under the direction of* Prof. Hoh
gatt. On Sunday afternoon Mrs. Bow
man will deliver to men the address on
"The Second Oomi»«g of Christ," which
she gave to women last Sunday.
y Elephants' Ears
The African elephant is equipped
with enormous ears, while his brother
in India has only small ears. Both
animals have small, inadequate eyes
and are forced to trust to scent rather
than vision in the battle of existence.
The Indian elephant lives in the jun
gles, where odors are pungent and eas
ily discernible, but the African ' ele
phant is a native of the plains, where
the air is dry and hot and barely cir
culates. The heat dries the moisture
out ff the tiny hairs in' the nostrils
which connect the sensory nerves, and
it is only through flapping his enor
mous ears that he can create the cur
rent* of air which enable him to dis
cern any odor at all.
Travelers are prone to ascribe the
flapping of an elephant's ears to
fury, but this is a mistaken notion.—
Knew the Exact Amount
De Faque—lf I could get some one
to invest SI,OOO in that scheme of mine
I could make some money.
Dawson—How much could • you
De Faque—Why, SI,OOO. —Balti-
i more Sun.
THE GLOBE THE GLOBE
For Friday and Saturday
|n Our February Final Clearaway
Scan this conveniently arranged list of special
values in Men's and Bovs' apparel and furnishings—
the savings are worth while.
Men's $6.00 Storm Reefers at $3.50
\\ ell made—lieavily lined—good, warm storm collar.
Men's $2.00 Trousers, all sixes, at $1.45
$6.00 Rubber Coats (slightly soiled) at $1.50
Men's $2 and $3 Soft Hats at $1.65
Odds and ends—all excellent styles—every hat perfect.
Men'y SI.OO and $1.50 Shirts at 79^
Percale and Madras Shirts in beautiful striped effects.
SI.OO Jersey Sweaters at 69^
Navy only—high neek —just the thing for school wear.
Special Lot of Men's 15c and 25c Hose al v 9^
Sargent's SI.OO R. R. Gauntlets at 79^
Special Neckwear, values to 50c at 25^
SI.OO Umbrellas at 79^
Boys' Overcoats, values to $4.00 at $1.85
Nobby Fancy Mixed Tweeds—for boys, apes 3 to S vears.
Boys' $5.00 Blue Serge Norfolk Suits at $3.50
Boys' 50c and 75c Knee Pants at 39^
Boys' 50c and 69c Hats at 39^
Boys' 15c Belts at 9^
CAR. MEMORIAL SERVICES
To Be Held by Seneca G. Simmons
Fost in Honor of Dead
Memorial sen-ices by Colonel Seneca
G. Simmons Pos*. No. 116, (5. A. K.,
I will be held in the Post Hall Saturday
| evening. February 20, for the follow
ing comrades who died since February
j 21, 1914:
I William B. White. P. C„ Company
B. 195 th Pennsvlvania Volunteers, died
July 3. 1014.
William H. Wharton, P. C., Company
M, 21st Pennsylvania Volunteers, died
August 29, 1914.
The following program will be ob
served: Assembly, Harry D. Sollen
berger; music, "A Song of Victory,"
C. E. Choir of North Sixth Street U. B.
church; prayer, the Rev. P. H. Bals
baugh; commander's address; record of
the dead. Post Adjutant; music,
"Crown Him King of Kings,"' choir;
strewing of flowers. Miss Jennie Ellen
MeGuire; music, "Just When 1 Need
Him Most." choir; Scripture rending,
Post Chaplain; music, "I Shall Dwell
Forever There," chair; address, the
Rev. P. H. Balsbaugh; vocal selection,
Enola V. M. C. A. Quartet; music,
"America." audience; benediction,
the Rev. P. H. Belritmugh; taps, Harry
Little Katharine had a big .log which
she loved dearly. One cold night she
asked if the dog could come into the
house for awhile. Her mother said:
"Yes. but as soon as he begins to
scratch you must put him right out."
Katharine was heard to ex
"Oh, Bertie, don't scratch; tell me
where it itches, and I 'll scratch it for
This institution makes a special effort to be of the greatest
service and assistance to its many lady depositors.
Our officers and employes are at all times glad to explain
any details connected with opening an account as well as to
be consulted with regard to business, investment and finan
cial matters. I
Small as well as large accounts are invited and prompt and I
courteous attention extended to every depositor.
Y. M. C. A. STAR COURSE
Great Magician to Appear in Fahne
stock Hail To-morrow Evening
Ambrose Jeffries, of New York, a
noted magician, will give one of his
best programs in Fahnestock hull to
morrow evening at 8.15 o'clock. Doors
will open at 7.30. Mr. Jeffries is ono
of the best magicians now before the
public, and a leader on the Lyceum
platform. This style of entertainment
is always popular, and as this will he
his first appearance in this city he will
doubtless be, greeted by a large audi-
entertainment course is com
plete without a magician, ventriloquist
and monologist. -Mr. Jeffries is all
Single admission tickets may be pur
chased at the box office on the evening
of the entertainment.
Voltaire's Quick Wit
When Voltaire was living in London
a crowd gathered to mob him as he
passed along the street. For what rea
son Because he was a Frenchman.
Boldly confronting the mob, he mount
ed a stone and addressed them. "Brave
Englishmen,'' he cried, "am I not suf
ficiently/ unhappy in not having been
born among you?" This speech was so
effective that the crowid carried him on
their shoulders to his lodgings.
"This poor girl was simply sold' to
a rich husband."
"Oh, you're mistaken. I was there
and saw her father give her away."
Watch Your Children
Often children do not let parent* know
they are constipated. They fear some
thing distasteful. They will like Rexall
Orderlies—a mild laxative that tastes
like sugar. Sold only by us, 10 cents.
George A. Gorgaa.