The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, March 24, 1915, Page 6, Image 6

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( Ostahluhcd in 1876)
Published b«
Btar-lnd«p*id«nt Building.
' IMO-12 South Third Stro«t, Harrtabwfl. Pa,
Officer* t Vine tort;
maun F M«r«ss, Ja , K u u Kcbn,
I. W. WAtiLowia,
Vice President. M *• * ,T M
I. H. Miysrs.
Secretary and Treasurer. Wm. W Wauiowu.
i. « WanN«*. V. HUMMEL Una HA US, Ja.,
Basinet* Manager. Editor.
HI communications should be addressed to Sta» Independent,
tides:. Editoritl. Job Printing or Circulation Department;
ording to the subject matter.
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Wednesday, March 24, 1915.
■un. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat.
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Fall Moon, Ist, 31st; Last Quarter, Bth;
New Moon, 13th; First Quarter, 23d. ~
[jRES » fV Harrisburg and vicinity: Fair to
' night and Thursday. Not much change
in temperature.
Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair to-night
— an <i Thursday. Moderate west winds.
lighest, 60; lowest, 35; 8 a. m., 38; 8 p. m., 45.
K bill introduced in the House of Delegates of
rfco Rico,to abolish the teaqhing of the English
iguage in the lower grades of the public schools
i to make Spanish the official language of the
ind has given rise to a lively contest. Supporters
the bill have brought hundreds of native boys
legislative sessions to cheer for the Spanish lan
ige, while on the other hand crowds of school
ps have of their own initiative gathered at public
.ces to protest against any change in the courses
The natives at present are in control t of both
inches of the legislature, for the first time since
i establishment of American civil government in
rto Rico. They are surely making bad use of
iir newly acquired power by trying to deprive
ir school children of knowledge of the English
guage. Such knowledge may be of more value
the students in after years than that which they
y acquire in all other branches of study put
The native Porto Ricans naturally prefer Span
to English, for it is their mother tongue. If they
nt to speak in the Romance language, they have
privilege to do so. They are not having English
ced upon them by the United States to the ex
sion of their own language, but invaluable op
•tunities are being offered to them in the public
ools, established at so much expense by the
ishington government, to learn English alongside
Spanish, so that they may be of increased use
ness in after life in commercial and other aetiv
*orto Rican boys who learn Spanish in their
nes and are able through training in the public
ools to speak English with equal fluency have
dent advantages over students in the American
jlic schools who ordinarily know but one lai\-
tge when they leave the grades, and afterward
rn othei% imperfectly if at all. Even in many
lerican high schools students have no opportuni
i to study Spanish at all.
Vith demands increasing for men who speak both
jlish and Spanish to take part in the commercial
ivities between North and South America, the
"to Ricans should be seeking to increase the
ilities for teaching English in their schools rather
n to eliminate the language from the courses of
'hat "the average human being does not want
live hygienically" is the conclusion reached by
editor of "Clinical Medicine."
Te long suspected it, doctor. The average human
lg does not appear to be very eager to follow
scribed rules of health. In selecting his habits
iving he prefers to consult himself rather than
hysician. The former is not nearly so exacting
the latter.
P he ever does make an honest effort to learn the
ditions whereby he can live hygienically the
rage human being becomes so confused as a rule
the complex ruk# laid down by the authorities
; he abandons his good intentions in despair
sinks back into his unsanitary existence, con
; to inhale and eat and harbor injurious ge^ms
even delighting in his recklessness,
he more the average human being reads and
rs of rules and regulations for the preservation
lealth the more desirous he is apt to become
e happily unhygienic. He learns, for instance,
roper methods of ventilation based on scientific
analysis of the constituents of the atmosphere in
well ventilated and poorly ventilated rooms, and
learns that he has been breathing enough of bad
air each day to put him in five or six graves. He
is not frightened but elated; He argues that if be
cause of ignorance of hygienic laws he has been able
to exist in inVperfectly ventilated rooms without
suspecting that he was being harmed, he had better
remain in the embrace of that shielding ignorance..
Especially in the matter of~diet does the average
human being prefer to follow his own inclinations
regardless of the advice of physicians. He wants
to eat what he wants when he wants it. He would
eat the rules of health if he liked them, even though
they might not digest very well. He refuses to
deny himself delicious food for the mere, reason that
it may harm him. He sympathizes strongly with
the sweet little girl, raised hvgienieally, who begged
of her relentless mother:
"Please, because this is my birthday, let me have
something to eat that's not good for me. 1 '
Just when we have our electric chair working nicely
some .one introduces a bill to abolish capital punishment.
The London firemen are planning a strike for more pay.
There are a good many advantages in having a volunteer
department. *
Disagreement with the political bosses when he was gov
ernor of New Jersey is what put Woodrow Wilson in the
White House. We wonder what disagreement with the
bosses in Pennsylvania will do for Governor Brumbaugh.
Judge Kunkel is right in not permitting Mercer, the
forger, convicted in the local courts, to go as a "stool
pigeon" to help the New York authorities obtain some con
victions of other crooks, unless the New York prosecutors
are prepared to post a bond guaranteeing Mercer's return
to be sentenced here. The first concern of the DnHphin
county court is to make sure that justice is done in Dauphin
county, and New York need not expect, even for the sake
of helping to bring criminals to justice there, that Dauphin
county is going to take any chances of a wily crook like
Mercer making a getaway.
Glass, China and Reputation are easily cracked and never
well mended. —Benjamin Franklin.
There's a movement on foot to make Chicago a city of
gardens. Beer, vegetable, summer, or Mrfryf—Washing
ton Post.
Knicker—"Przemvsl has been captured."
Bocker—"Fine; now they can go after the other eighteen
letters of the alphabet."New York Sun.
"Do you know Mrs. Gabb to s[>eak to?"
"Well, I know her to listen to, if that is what you
mean," replied White. —Cincinnati inquirer.
"What material would you recommend for a dress to go
to a garden party!"
should suggest lawn."—Baltimore American.
"What little boy in class ean mention a memorable date
in Roman history?" asked the teacher.
"Antony's with Cleopatra!" ventured one of the boys.
—Froth. f
"What is your reason for wanting to learn to dance}"
"Well, it looks foohsher to sit still and look foolish than
it does to get on your feet and look foolish."—Washing
ton Star.
"I cannot understand why the Lord took my other hus
band and sent Aie you!"
"Sorry for him and had it in for me, I reckon."—
Houston Post.
He—"You can't truthfully say I haven't supported you
in the style to which yon were accustomed."
She—"Yes, I can. You never hold me on your lap any
"Jane, what time is it?" called down the irate father.
"I don't know, Pa. The clock isn't going."
"But I am," spoke up the young man, who could take a
hint.—Detroit Free Press.
Hostess—"Dr. Spiggins, will you have some of the
• The Doctor (absent-mindedly)—"Oh-er-let me look at
it, please."—St. Louis Times.
Lady (engaging nurse) —"Have you had any experience
with children!"
Applicant—"Yis, mum. Shure, Oi used to be a &hild
mesilf."—Boston Transcript.
"If I could get some one to invest a thousand pounds
in that scheme of mine I could make some money."
"How much could you make!"
"Why, a thousand pounds."—Boston American.
A correspondent writes to inform us that a well-known
dairy company supplied him on February 28 with some eggs
dated March 1. It certainly speaks well for the patriotism
of our British hens that, in their anxiety that there should
be no shortage of food here, they should actually be laying
eggs a day in advance. —Punch.
"Why do you put your dolls away so carefully?" asked
Aunt Myra.
"Oh," replied little Eva, "I'm keeping them for my chil
dren to play with."
"But suppose you do not have any children?" queried
her aunt.
"Then," replied the little miss, "I'll give them to my
grandchildren."—Chicago Tribune.
The Old Skipper—"Don't you come tellin' me none of
your cock-an'-bull yarns about waves 80 feet high. Why,
I've been at sea, man an' boy, for nigh on 50 years and I
never saw none no higher than 40." v
The Young Sailor—"Ah, but see 'ow things are gone
up since then."—Kansas City Star. (
JSFJa. arm too oftmn
domed with drags
&S when their blood is
really starved. They need that
blood - strength which comes
irom medicinal nourishment.
No drags can make blood.
concentrated blood-food and every
drop yiddsretorns in strengthening
both body and brain. a.
If yon are frail, languid, 2R&
delicate or nervona, take \jJV
Scott'* EmaUon after meals II Iff
for one month. No AleohoL
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[Tongue-End Topics |
Say Messudieh Was a Hulk
In naval circles in Constantinople
it is mainained that little glory came
to the British submarine which tor
pedoed the Messudieh at the entrance
of the Dardanelles some months ago.
The Messudieh, it is claimed, was at
that time not'hing but a hulk, whicih had
been, stationed in those waters for the
purpose of making the inspection of the
entrance to the Dardanelles toy means
of searchlights possible. In addition na
val circles in the Turkish capital claim
that the British submarine did not dive
through a mine field because the Mes
sudieh was stationed outside the field—
several knots away from it, in fact.
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History of the Messudieh
How the Messudieh became a hulk is
a rather interesting story. On the Mes
sudieh were to be found the two big
gest guns in Turkey, two 9.2 inch 45-
calibre Armstrong pieces. A little while
before the outbreak of the European
war the British Naval Mission reported
Turkish Navy Department that
the guns in question would have to un
dergo some modification and recom
mended t'hat for this purpose they be
stopped to the Armstrong works in
England. This was done.
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Took Her Guns Away
When the war broke out it was
found that the Messudieh, minus her
heavy guns, was of little use. It was
then decided to take her secondary
armament of twelve 6-ineh pieces and
her 'battery of fourteen 12-pounders
ashore ami arm with them several anti
torpedo boat and anti-minelayer sta
tions which toad toeen established. There
was little use ttoe 10,000-ton vessel could
'be put to after twit, and so it was de
cided to employ her powerful search
lights at the entrance to the Darda
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German Newspapers in Trenches
The war is responsible for the ap
pearance, on every 'battle front and iu
almost every fortress, of a series of
newspapers which, for obvious reasons,
set quite a new style in journalism. In
parts of Northern France where Ger
man troops are trying to get out Ger
man paikors with French type cases, is
sues are already coming to toe prized as
curios in wtoick the letter "v" has to
toe used for the "w" an the "q" for
the "g" so common in German and so
comparatively unusual in French. The
"h" is frequently missing.
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Convey the Home News
At points whereat roof' 3 are stationed
for long periods it has been possible to
make frequent use of the cartoon and
war has drawn into the ranks so many
artists, writers and skilled tradesmen
and priuters that the resultant output
is often astonishingly good. All over
Europe, especially in districts that
have toeen conquered there are being
issued papers in the native language
for the purpose of •educating the civil
'puliation to the conqueror's view|x>int
and of coin'batting the claims and state
ments of native [tapers. Many arc
printed in two languages. 'Business
houses, bangs and factories are pub
lishing papers full of 'home news which
they send to employes at the front.
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Spain After U. ti. Wheat
The Spanish government is taking
steps to secure an adequate supply of
grain until the next pro
cedure will 'be sim ilat to that which
other countries have 'been obliged to
adopt. It will take over a numtoer of
'Spanish-owned vessels and use them to
convey cargoes of wheat and oats from
the United States to Spanish p>orts,
principally Barcelona. Rates of freight
toy ship to Spanish ports 'have increased
in consonance with those of neighbor
ing countries. The increase has in fact
'been rather more pronounced than to
some French ports. For example, It Is
nearly ten per cent, cheaper to ship
grain from the United States to Mar
seilles than to (Barcelona because ship
owners give a preference to cargoes
destined to Marseilles, where there are
fairly certain of toeing atole to unload
without delay. '
Tea Company Employes Promoted
Letoawon, March 24.—Landis A. Far
ling, for fifteen years in the employ and
also the manager of the Grand Union
Tea Company's. store here, has 'been
promoted to tne management of the
company's store at Lancaster. He will
'be succeeded here toy Arthur L. \Hoff,
for some time the chief bookkeeper of
tlhe Lancaster store, who has also been
promoted to the managership of the
Lebanon store.
Equal Suffrage Loses in Maine
Ahgusta, Me., March 24. —The lower
bouse of ttoe 'Legislature yesterday fail- i
ed to give the necessary two-thirds vote
to a resolution to submit the women's
suffrage question to a pwpular vote. The
measure toad passed the Senate.
The Star-Independent does not
make Itself responsible for opinions
expressed In this column.
Editor, the Star-Independent:
Dear Sir:■»— Ever since the inception
of the Rev. William A. Sunday's work
in Philadelphia many of the common
' people of Harrisburg have .Jbeen im-
Iportuning us for some public expression
of our opinion of the Rev. William A.
Thus far we have declined to grant
the requests. But, now, that our sil
ence is being interpreted as that of op
position to the man and his work I
have concluded to say a few things
about "The Man of the Hour in Re
ligious Circles."
The Rev. William A. Sunday is an
orator who cannot be analyzed. This,
of course, makes it impossible to say
just where his power lies. Unfortun
nately he employs slang. He speaks
the language of the men of the street.
This makes him a man's preachef.
He uses the slang phrases that you
read in the press but every one con
fesses thnt when they hear him use
them that they sound very different
from the way they read when in print.
His slang phrases are deliberately
adopted to arrest men's attention. But,
as the work progresses he eliminates
slang. He lashes the clergy and the
church unsparingly which I regret 9s a
defect, and a hinderance, rather than
a help to the work he is trying to ac
complish. It must lead some mer
curial people to underate and possibly
even despise the clergy and the church.
But not withstanding all this he is
a man of wonderful power, a born ora
tor, a magnetic leader, a fearless soul,
a charming personality, and an irresist
ible force. He .grips everybody. His
only real critics are those who fail to
hAr him. The moment one hears him
he melts away all their prejudice,
however strong, and' they become his
admirers. He wins college presidents,
students, professional men, business
men, working men, weary willies, its
well as the down-and-outs, and even
the society leaders.
College boys who listen drowsily to
the very best preachers, follow him in
his addresses, and will work for him
as for no one else. Thousands of stu
dents have been tremendously movedl
by him. He fascinates the children.
He has a fund of beautiful and effec
tive stories and he tells them wonder
fully well. He has an eye for pictorial
effects atid an instinct for picturesque
words. The press says much about his
slang, but I wish it would say more
about his peculiarly beautiful and ef
fective utterances, for he is a master
of perfect English.
Some of his utterances are literary
gems, beautiful in conception, and per
fect iu finish.
He is what I call the man of the
hour in religious circles, and when peo
ple hear him they are puzzled, startled
and become critical, but before he has
concluded, they will be among his ad
Isaac W. Bagley,
Censor of Camdeu, N. J.
Plant Will Be in Operation Ninety
Days After the Letting of
At the regular meeting of the board
of directors of the Merchants' Ice Com
pany of Harrisburg yesterday Messrs.
Johnson, Perrin and Kitchen, the com
mittee on machinery, made their report.
The committee did a great deal of work,
exhminiiig and compiling und compar
ing over twenty detail bids from dif
ferent competing companies.
The bidders were: York Ice Ma
chine Company, of York, Pa.; the Frick
Ice Machine Company, of Waynesboro;
the De La Vergne Ice Machine Com
pany, of New York; the Carbondale Ice
Machine Company, of Carbondale, Pa.
These companies submitted bids on ice
The committee submitted their final
report to the directors. During their
labors, which have extended over a pe
riod of three months, they have made
a number of visits to plants in other
cities, notably Reading, Allentown,
Easton and Philadelphia, where differ
ent types of machines are in operation.
The first three named cities have com
panies similar to the "Harrisburg com
Mr. Danner, city engineer at the fil
ter plant, and Mr. Clynn, mechanical
engineer of the Hershey Chocolate Com
pany, rendered ttoc committee valuable
Tho machine men state that the plant
will be in operation in less than ninety
days from the letting of the contract.
Ice ought to be manufactured by June
15, 1915.
The board of directors adjourned un
til 2 o'clock Thursday, March 25, to
meet at the Metropolitan hotel. Defi
nite action will be taken at this meet
ing. \
Present County Commissioners Say
They Will Not Tackle Problem
The recommendation of the March
graud jury which suggested the erec
tion of a new court house to replace
the present antiquated structure, will
not be acted on toy the County Com
missioners this year. That was mai|e
known toy the Commissioners this morn
ing. They think it unwise to begin
work now that their successors, who
will be elected next fall, would have
to finish.
The court house question, the Com
missioners said, would make many con
ferences necessary between county and
city officials, for the, proposal is that
there be a joint county andi city build
ing. It is figured that toy the time
plans could be prepared successors to
the present City and County Commis
sioners will have been elected.
McNichol Offers Election Bills
Of the 'bills introduced in the Sen
ate last night by Senator 'M'cNichol, of
'Philadelphia, one compels nominations
toy papers to 'be made toefore the pri
mary elections; another gives the first
party column on the toe. I lot to tohe party
'polling the highest vote at the last gen
eral election instead of Ja»t Presidential
election as at present, and a third gives
candidates place on the 'ballot accord
ing to the priority of filing their pa
ipers. A-t present candidates go on the
toallot in alphabetical order.
Printed at this office in best style, at
lowest priccß and on short notice. ,
gk ' V By
Van Y orx fl
achieved an artistic triumph in last night's Recital, II
at Technical High School Auditorium, which was
shared by the £ a
Angelus Player Piano |
The piano which you can play as perfectly as J
Mr. VanYorx did, without musical knowledge or >
training. Ik
Overheard at the Angelus Recital: Si
"I never believed such playing "During the playing of the 'Rondo
was possible with any player- Capriciosso I couldn't tell it wa«
piano." a player-piano."
"It is the first time I ever heard " T never tllo °£ ht U to '
a plaver-piano that didn't sound accompany sutfh an artist, as Mr.
mechanical." on any player-p,ano."
( . Fine! I was more than sur- •
Why, I dicin t know it was a prised. No canned music with
player-piano until I saw the the Angelus."
pedals-" "I thought he as playing by (
"Now I am convinced that the hand until I saw him put the .
Angelus is all it's claimed to be." music-roll in." I
Convince yourself that with the Angelus von can
render perfect music. Visit our music rooms and
play the Angelus. No obligation.
J. H. Troup Music House I
Troup Building 15 So. Market Sq. I
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f Money to Loan
on Harrisburg
Real Estate. °<
Union Trust Co. of Penna. >
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Permanent Organization Effected at
Meeting in First Church
At a meeting of Baptist young folks i
in the First church last night the Bap
tist Church Association was organized,
with the following officers:
President, the Rev. W. S. Booth, of [
the First church; vice presidents, t'ne '
Rev. Walter H. Dallman, pastor of the J
Market Street church; Ray Shoemaker, |
of the Tabernacle church; the Rev. A. t
J. Greene, pastor of the Second church,
and Harry Shaner, of the First church; I
general secretary, George Sharp, Taber-'
nacle church, and general treasurer, |
Horace Jackson, Market Street church.
Weak From Operation and Needs Quiet,
But Doing Well
Washington, D. C., March 24.—Sec
retary of the Treasury LMvAdoo, who !
was removed to his home Monday after
an operation for appendicitis at Prov
idence hospital, ten days ago. will ibe
forced to remain in seclusion for three J
or four weeks.
The Secretary's physicians say (he is
a weak man, and w'hi 1 e tihere is nothing
alarming in his condition, it will take
•time to build up his vitality. His re- |
coverv ihas been slow, but satisfactory, |
his physicians assert. Continued quiet j
alone, they say, will result in ihis com
plete recovery.
Carpets and Rugs
This year they are made from a most perfect selec- ! j
[ tioii of materials and colors.
The Blended Effects are luxurious— pleasing to the
i | eye—sure to wear well and to last a long time.
Our stock is larger and more complete than ever j
j before. Come and inspect them.
Our prices will please you.
Best quality printed Linoleum now per yd.
Vacuum Cleaner with brush, $5.00
I Harrisburg Carpet Company
No. 32 North Second Street
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Set Aside Drug Conviction
Trenton, Mairch 24.—Upon the
i ground that the act of 1908 prohibit-
I ing the sale of morphine except upon a
j physician's prescription does not in
dude heroin, a derivative of morphine,
J the Supreme Court yesterday set aside
I the conviction of Theodore J. Norwood,
I a druggist of Jersey City.
On Hand!
Gloves for every occasion. Just
now the new black embroidered
backs are "the thing." They give
the finishing touch to tlie day
dress of men who discriminate.
The social season lingers along
for a while yet. Maybe you need
a pair or two of Dress Gloves.
Wo have them in white glace,
reindeer and suede.
r* j 3rd Near
rorry s walnut
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