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Prtvata Branoh Exohanfa. No. 3280
Wjwß Branoh Eacnanga. . No. 145-241
Monday, March 22. 1915.
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New Moon, 15th; First Quarter, 23d.
M WEATHER FORECASTS
| Harrisburg and vicinity: Cloudy and
' unsettled to-night and Tuesday with
J \ uw,. probably light snow tonight; not much
\\f];hange in temperature.
Eastern Pennsylvania; Cloudy and
unsettled to-night and Tuesday with
| l Xj probably snow in north and west i>or
tious; partly cloudy in southeast por
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, 4oj lowest, 32; 8 a. in., 35; 8 p. m., 40.
THE PICTURE CENSORSHIP FIGHT
The light for the repeal by the present Legisla
ture of the law under which the state board ot' cen
sorship of motion pictures has been in operation
since last June has been carried to the point where
it is attracting a great deal of attention even from
persons in no way interested tinancially in the
motion picture business. The exhibitors and film
salesmen have united in the effort to wipe out state
censorship and also have made an attack on Mr. J.
.Louis Breitinger, the chief censor, going so far as
to have asked Governor Brumbaugh to suspend Mr.
Breitinger pending a probe into his official con
duct. The Governor has instructed Attorney Gen
eral Brown to investigate both sides of the contro
versy. and it is reasonable to assume that in this
inquiry justice will be done to all concerned.
The Governor has made it clear that whatever
may be the outcome of the inquiry into the way Mr.
Breitinger has conducted his office, the Governor
believes in maintaining picture censorship, or in
other words it is certain he will not favor the abso
lute repeal of the present censorship law.
Despite the Governor's attitude in the matter,
however, the picture men are determined to con
tinue their tight for the entire elimination of state
censorship. Whether or not this is the wise and
practical course for them to pursue there is a good
deal that can be said in support of their position
which apparently is little understood by the general
public. One of their arguments is that the censor
ing of motion pictures in un-American as it puts
a ban on free expression. Another point they make
is that under laws in existence before the one that
established the censorship board the police of the
various cities of the state had and still have all the
legal authority needed to stop any improper show
in a motion picture theatre or any other theatre,
and that therefore state censorship is superfluous
and serves merely to impose an additional expense
on the film men and exhibitors.
The state censorship board, under the law,
charges $2.50 for each film submitted for its ap
proval, whether the film is passed upon favorably
or rejected. This expense, as well as certain other
expenses incurred in conection with the examination
of the films, falls on the shoulders of the film men
and the exhibitors. When it is considered also that
the exhibitors all have to pay a state tax, a federal
war tax and. in most cases, a city mercantile tax,
none of which is light, it can be well understood
why many of them fear their business will be ruined
if the costs of legalized state censorship continue to
It uiust be remembered, too, that the great ma
jority of motion picture theatre exhibitors are men
who have small theatres and that many of them
are barely able to make their own living out of the
business. Yet these exhibitors provide an immense
amount of entertainment and instruction at a very
low cost to the by-no-means-wealthy class of people
who patronize the picture shows.
Moreover it must be recalled that the exhibitors
of this state as of other parts of the country volun
tarily maintain the National Board of Censors,
which is composed of men of intelligence and ex
perience in their line who have done very effective
work in eliminating objectionable films.
Whether or not the Pennsylvania Legislature ab
solutely repeals the censorship law, it seems evident
that, in justice to the film men, upon whose ability
to do business at a reasonable profit depends the
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 22. 1915.
entertainment of hundreds of thousands of Pennsvl
vanians, there should be at least some changes in
the present statute to relieve the unnecessarily
heavy financial burden of the exhibitors and ex
DEATH OF ANOTHER NOTABLE ADAMS
The death of Charles Francis Adams in Washing
ton, D. C., on Saturday, would have attracted na
tion-wide attention even if nothiug more could have
been said in accounts about him than that he was
a great-grandson of President John Adan s, a grand
son of President John Quiney Adams, and a son of
Charles Adams, Minister to Great Hritain during the
Civil War. Even in democratic America there are
tendencies to consider a man great who comes of
a prominent family, regardless of any lack in his
If Charles Francis Adams, however, had not had
two ancestors in the presidency nor even a promi
nent father, but had nevertheless been in posses
sion of the inherited and acquired abilities which
distinguished him throughout life, his death would
attract attention no less, and would be no less a loss
to the nation.
He was not a man content merely to bear the
name of a line of men notable in American history.
He added to the fame of the family. He was an
Adams not merely in his surname but in his quali
ties. As a Union soldier he won distinction in the
Civil War, rising to the rank of brevet brigadier
general of volunteers; as a railroad executive lie
exhibited his coolheaded business abilities and
made his fortune, and as a historian he took his
place as one of the foremost American men of letters
of the day.
As a politician he was not prominent, if the
holding of public office is prominence in politics.
He is remembered, however, for the active part he
took at times, as an independent, in political dis
cussions. especially for his dramatic declaration
after the close of the Civil War that the method of
reconstruction in the South was a blunder.
It is as a historian that Charles Francis Adams
will be best remembered. He was in a peculiarly
fitting position to write pieces of history about a
country which two of his forefathers hail served
as President, his father as Minister to the Court of
St. James, and he himself as a soldier during the
whole extent of the Civil War. Because he was
gifted as a writer, he has left behind him works
by which he will be remembered when as a soldier
and a railroad executive he will be forgotten.
Spring began yesterday, and the next day it snowed.
Gern>an bombs cause more disturbance in Paris than
The country pastor, on S6OO a year, may be pardoned j
for the sin of covetousness if he looks with envy on Phila-1
delphia's thank offering of $51,136.85 to the Rev. William!
Mrs. Roessing has called on the men to vote for women's j
suffrage to show they are good sports. That is putting it in i
a rather fetching way, but really a suffragist's husband who ;
refuses to vote for suffrage is taking more of a sporting!
The magazine section of a Philadelphia Sunday paper]
reproduces a photograph of Richard Harding Ilavis packing!
socks for the war sufferers while wearing white, —or per
haps they are champagne-colored,—kid gloves, which
proves that even the proudest of Americans will conde
scend to perform humble service for charity's sake when
the camera man is near.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
"This show is intended to benefit the tired business
man," explained the manager.
"It does the trick," replied Dustiu Stax. "It's the first
two hours' sleep I've had in a long time."—Washington
Mrs. Mvles—"ls she living in an up-to-date ne:ghbor
Mrs. Styles—"Oh. my, yes. Why, there are twenty lap
dogs but not a baby carriage on the block."—Yonkers
HAD THE - SOUND, AT LEAST
A teacher in the East street school was discussing the
topography of the western states.
"Some places there will be high mountains," she said,
"and then there will be a great chasm—do you know what
a chasm is, Johnny!" indicating one of the youngsters.
The boy thought a moment, hesitated, and then said:
I don t know what a chasm is but my brother some
times has spasms."—New Castle News.
EXPECTED AN OUTING
Little Bessie, the daughter of a Neshannock avenue
couple, was playing at dolls. Included in her equipment
was a toy telephone. Her mother had heard her play at
calling up a friend and paused a moment in her sweeping
to hear Bessie say:
"Hello, is that you, Sara? Well, this is Bessie. Come
on over to my house to morrow. Tell all your friends to
come too. One of my dolls died and we're going to have
the picnic to-morrow."—New Castle News.
"Horses!" said the Yankee. "Guess you can't talk to
me about the horses. I had an old mare, Maizypop, who
once licked our best express by a couple of miles on a
thirty-mile run to Chicago."
"That's nothing," said the Canadian. "I was out on my
farm one day, about fifty miles from the house, when a
frightful storm came up. I turned the pony's head for
home, and do you know, he raced the sjorm so close for
the last ten miles that I didn't feel a drop, while my old
dog, only ten yards behind, had to swim the whole dis
THE CZAR IN PROVERBS
Near the Czar, near honor.
The Czar is mighty, but not almighty.
When the Czar takes snuflT, the people must sneeze.
The crown of the Czar does not keep off a headache.
The Czar can easily get rid of complaints, but not of
When the Czar dies, even the moujik would not change
places with him.
If the Czar makes you a present of an egg, he will
ask a hen in return. —Boston Transcript.
Tongue-End Top cs|
Park's Squirrel Population Grow*
Fewer squirrels are seeu in Capitol
Park just now than during tie summer,
and those in evidence are the old male
animals who are scurrying about for
something to jftt. The reason for tliis
is that the female squirrels are mother- !
ing thefc- now families in the nests In i
the trees. These little ouee ware born !
during the last two weeks and are be- J
ing very tenderly cared for by their !
mothers who very seldom leave their
nests anh then only because of hunger.!
They crawl out very cautiously, get a '
nut and then hasten back to see if ev- !
erything is all right i »li their little
| ones. During the last week in March j
and the first week in April the very
small bniby squirrels, timid and wary,
will come out of the box nests and
crawl down the tree trunks to have a
look at the outer world and the strange
creatures in it, but they will soon get
accustomed to out-of-door life, and the
children who play in the park will soon
make pets of them.
Grand Duchesses As Nurses
Au interesting episode which oc
curred in a street car ou the Nevsky i
Prospekt in Petro>rnd a few days ago
serves to illustrnte the charitable and
industrious character of the Russian j
grand duchesses, who, as is well known
have devoted themselves to the work '
of nursing in the military hospitals of
the capital. A wounded soldier in
charge of a sister of charity boarded
a crowded far. It was apparent that
he was a convalescent who liad beeu
permitted to go about for recreation
and exercise in charge of a nurse. As
soon as a seat wae vacated, the sister
insisted upon her charge occupying it.
A Russian officer occupying a Beat
nearby protested against a common I
soldier sitting in his presence.
" Please let him remain," interpos I
ed the sister, '"I commanded him to
take the seat."
"And who, pray, might you be," re
torted the officer, '' that you presume
to give orders!"
"That I cannot tell you," came the
A civilian leaned over and whisper
ed something in the ear of the officer.
He arose, saluted and left the car at
the next stop. 'A short distance further
on the sieter and her charge alighted.
A Russian woman seated beside an
American woman long a resident of
Petrograd, turned to her neighbor and
"The sister is the Grand Duchess
1 Olga. 1 know her well, lioth she
I and her sister, the Grand Duchess
| Tatiana. often go about to various
; hospitals incognito, doing whatever
j service falls to their lot. although they
■ pass most of their time in the hospital
i at Tsarskoye-Selo."
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Thorough German Camp Methods
A glimpse of the thoroughness with
which the Germans have established
their encampment in the Yosges mouu
! tains is furnished by a correspondent
of the " Yolkeszeitung," who has just
, visited that snow-covered region. Ad
jacent to the mountain headquarters
he found a number of flourishing in
dustries for turning out necessities of
war, such as grenades, bombs, snow
shoos and alpine stocks. The huge store
house where were kept the gifts that
had been sent to the soldiers was so
large and orderly, with such a variety
of things, that it reminded him of a
| department store. The government's
1 careful system of "bookkeeping" con
j cerning the movement of its troops
makes it possible for gifts of all sorts
jto be delivered with accuracy and
Supplies Carried By Mules
Such articles, along with the huge
j supplies that are needed, are trans
' ported to the mountains by rail, and
then, because of the icy roads, are
transferred to mule teams. Horses, it
has been found, are almost entirely un-
I able to make the ascent over the ice
i and snow covered paths, while the
i small-footed donkeys do it without too
| great trouble. The food supplies are
J stored in block houses, which are con
: stantlv replenished, and other mule
j teams daily haul to the front trenches
j provisions for each day. To prevent the
muled from making any noise en route,
j the Germans have adopted unique
! measures. Experience has taught them
I IN A FEW HOURS
First Dose of "Pape's
Cold Compound" Re
lieves All Grippe
Don't stay stuffed-up!
Quit blowing and snuffling! A dose
of "Pape's Cold Compound" taken
every two hours until three doses are
taken will end grippe misery and
break up a severe cold either in the
head, chest, body or limbs.
It promptly opens clogged-up nos
trils and air passages; stops nasty
discharge or nose running; relieves
sick headache, dullness, feverwhness,
sore throat, sneezing, soreness and
"Pape's Cold Compound" is the
quickest, surest relief known and
costs only 25 cents at drug stores.
It acts without assistance, tastes nice,
and causes no inconvenience. Don't
accept a substitute.—Adv.
THE GLOBE THE GLOBE
The "Rochester-Special" Is In—
Arrived On Schedule Time
fit, The "Rochester-Special"is not a "Pennsy
©s> Flyer" as may be implied, but —
The greatest line of Young Men's Clothes
ffMj W\ ave ever been offered at
I —CLOTHES that fairly "speak out," in their distinctive
\ t 1 ness —clothes that may well be considered worth S2O and
U "look the part"—CLOTHES that will appeal to every Young
an wants "something different."
Every correct style—every popular fabric —every smart
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"THE "THE "THE "THE
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with graceful long .. ~ ... . with one or two but- with soft lapel
lapels. English trous- ro " w 1 Wlde ln P els - tons, soft roll anil either two or three
ers. English trousers. double breast vest. buttons.
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that the animals for some unknown
reason invariably ttirt their tails in the
nir while they "squeal." Therefore
the donkeys' tails lire weighted down
with stones, and the animate seem to
be unaible to utter a sound. The general
in command of the army in the Vosges,
the correspondent found, makes daily
trips from his headquarters to the
foremost trenches, and because of this
is frequently mistaken for a subordi
nate officer by the soldiers.
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School of Journaiism in Leipsic
Supported by both private and pub
lic finances, a "school of journalism"
is to be inaugurated at the University
of Leipsic with the coming semester,
under the direction of the well known
professor of economics, Dr. Beuchner.
There is to be instructions in three
branches—political, commercial anil
(UNDER AN ARRANGEMENT WITH
THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND
INDUSTRY THE STAR-INDEPENDENT
PRINTS EACH MONDAY A PRACTICAL
ARTICLE BEARING ON THE "SAFETY
FIRST" MOVEMENT OR KINDRED
SUBJECTS, PREPARED BY THAT
BRANCH OF THE STATE GOVERN
MENT. OF WHICH COMMISSIONER
JOHN PRICE JACKSON IS THE
FATAL ACCIDENTS CAUSED
BY FALLING MATERIAL
Of 379 fatal accidents reported dur
ing 1914, to the Department of Labor
and Industry, 55 were caused by being
struck by falling material. Such acci
dents are mainly the result of careless
ness. In doing work upon platforms or
scaffolds or upon any elevated struc
ture, workmen are careless with their
tools and materials, and perhaps leave
them lying too close to the edges, so
that a* slight unconscious push would
send them over the edge to the floor
below, endangering the life of any one
who happened to be passing under
The industrial board of the Depart
ment of Labor and Industry, recogniz
ing the danger from material being
pushed over the edge of elevated plat
forms in such manner as described, has
issued safety regulations concerning
toe boards. These regulation provide
that a toe piece, 6 inches high, of wood
or metal shall be provided at the edge
of working platforms, balconies and
galleries if six feet or more above floor
level; fly wheel and pulley pits and
all other openings in floors and plat
forms where the safety of persons be
low is involved.
Another way in which accidents oc
cur is shown from the following inci
dent: A workman was struck ami kill
ed by a piece of board thrown from a
factory window to a rubbish pile locat
ed outside. Employes made a habit of
throwing things upon this pile from
upper windows, without first looking
to see that no one was beneath.
Another danger often comes from
material suspended from high places
without bein.g properly fastened. Some
times the slings become loose and the
material slipe out. In this way lives
are again endangered.
In factories where there is a great
deal of work going on overhead con
stantly moving cranes and work in
galleries above, workmen become ex
ceedingly careless about passing under
moving material of all kinds. They
' deliberately stand under loaded cranes
or where there is material being hoist
ed up and dow>n. Just this position may
mean the loss of life, since the slipping
or breaking of a rope or chain or the
insecure fastening of a hook, may
mean the falling of hundred or even
thousands of pounds of material.
There are two mental attitudes in
which chances are taken, one, when the
danger is known but recklessly ignor
ed; the other when the danger is un
known through laek of alertness. Both
attitudes need correeting. The present
safety movements in our industries are
doing more thaa any other single fa*-
tor to educate workmen to the proper j
attitude toward the subject of safety
and to their personal responsibility in
the avoidance of accident.
CLASS TO ERECT BUILDING
Derry Street Men Must Have Lo£
House to Store Papers
At the session id' the Men's Bible
Class of Derry Street i'nited Brethren '
church, Fifteenth and Derry streets,
yesterday afternoon a v eall was mad '
for volunteers to help build a '' log
house" for the storing of old papers
Twenty men will meet this evening
at the Derry and Mulberry streets tri
angle at 7.15 o'clock, and under the
direction of Ed. Sterling, Earl Snyder
and S. 11. Albright, will carry logs from
near the Reading railroad tracks below
the Mulberry street bridge to the site
of the proposed "log house," Thir
teenth street, near Berryhill.
The storage house will he built by
the men of the class at an old-fashioned
"barn raising," sonic time in the near
Three hundred and four men at
tended the session of the class yester
j day afternoon. 11/ L. Carl addressed the
men on the necessity of putting 011
| "the armor of Jesus Christ." J. K.
(ripple, superintendent of the Sunday
| school, greeted the men iu the behalf of
1 1lies chool.
| Don't attempt to punish all your
|enemies at once. You can't do a large
! business with a small capital. Don't
| say "I told you so." Two to one you
never said a word about it. Don't wor
ry about another man's business. A
little selfishness is sometimes com
mendable. Don't imagine that you can
(correct all the evils in the world. A
j grain of sand is not prominent in a
desert. Don't mourn over fancied
, grievances. Bide your time and real
! sorrow will come. Don't throw dust in
lyour toucher's eyes. It will only inquire
jthe pupil. Don't worry about the ice
i crop. Keep eool and vou will have
| enough. Don't borrow a coach to
j pleaso your wife. Better make her a
little sulky. Don't imagine that every
thing is weakening. Butter is strong
lin this market. Don't publish your
acts of charity. The Lord will keep
the account straight. Don't color
meerschaums for a living. It is simply
I dyeing bv inches. —Mark Twain.
Do Not Think
that because you may be able to deposit only small
stuns at a time that an account in our Savings Depart
ment will be of no value to you—men of great wealth
accumulated their money by saving small amounts and
depositing them at interest.
Depositors with this institution, receive 3 per cent,
interest, compounded every four months, the highest
degree of safety for their money and prompt and cour
teous service at all times.
SI.OO opens an account.
I The Daily Fashion Hint. i
Fancy basket straw faced with fine
straw This new hut model has black
and white birds posed in the new out
spread fashion on top of the hat.
MEN OF REDEEMER CANVASS
Services Will Be Held at Hill Church
Three Nights This Week
Men of the congregation of the Re
deemer Lutheran church, Nineteenth
and Kensington streets, yesterday aft
ernoon visited the homes of practically
all members of the church. They did
the canvassing in pairs. By moans of
question cards they collected informa
tion which it is intended shall be of list*
in increasing church efficiency.
The pastor of Redeemer church, the
Rev. K. Victor Roland, yesterday began
a series of pre-Kustor sermons. The
subject in the morning was "The Kx
ample of Christ" and in the evening,
"The Straight Gate." Services will be
held at the church to-morrow, Wednc
|day and Thursday nights, anil every
| night next week except Saturday.
The sermon subjects this week are:
. To-morrow night, ''ls There Salvation
; Without the Church?" Wednesday
i night. "The Right Way to Muter the
Church," an I Thursday night, "Right
, Living in the Church."