The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, May 19, 1915, Page 6, Image 6
6 THE STAR-INDEPENDENT ( Ealahluhrtl in JS76) Published by THC STAR PRINTING COMPANY. Star.lndependent Building, l«. 20-22 South Third Street. Harrisburg. Pa.. Every Evening Except Sunday. Officiri. IHnctor*. BENJAMIN F. MITERS, J OII! < L KCHS, President. W*. W. WALLOW*R, ... _ Vice President. M#TIRS, *'M. K. METERS. Secretary ami Treasurer. W ,\ALLOWER. WM. H. WARNER. V. HIMMEL BERO.HAUS. JR . Business Manager. Editor. All communications should be addrensetl to STAR INDEPENDENT, Business, Editorial. Job Printing or Circulation Department, according to the subject matter. Entered at the Post Office in Harrisburg as second class matter. Benjamin & Kentnor Company, New York and Chicago Representatives. New York Office, Brunswick Building, 225 Fifth Avenue. Chicago Office. People's Has Building. Michigan Avenue. Delivered by carriers at 6 cents e week. Mailed to subscribers for Three Dollars a year iu advauce THESTARINDEPENDENT The papet with the largest Home Circulation In Harrisburg and nearby towns. Circulation Examined by THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN ADVERTISERS. TELEPHONES: SELL Private Branch Exchange. . - cum „ALAN D VALLEY Private Branch Exchange. - No. 245-246 Wednesday. May I#, 1013. MAY Bun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 SO 31 MOON'S PHASES— Last Quarter, tith: New Moon, I:sth: First Quarter, met; Full Moon, 28th. j- WEATHER FORECASTS /' ' J I Harrisburg aud vicinity: Generally it I t'uir to night. Thursday unsettled, prob ably showers. Continued cool. I Eastern Pennsylvania: Partly cloudy f* I to-night, frost in north portion. Thurs- I • day unsettled, probably showers. Mod ———s—y crate northwest to northeast winds. YESTERDAY S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG Jlijjhest, oo: lowest, 43; Sa. ill., 4; Bp. in.. 52. POOR MEXICO! Ami now the Yaqui Indians have declared war ngaiiist .Mi/xifi . A dispatch from El Paso, published t<>-day. conveys this information which would be more startling, perhaps, it' it were not that pretty nearly everybody but l ucle Sam is declaring war on somebody these days. We quote the following from this dispatch: 'I lie entire Yaqui nation of Indians lias iteclared itself at j war against Mexico. The Yaqui troops have constituted the best lij;liter» in the Maytorena Villa army in Soiiora, but after the recent attack of Yu'qnis upon Americans in tkiiiora and rlie dispatch of Mexican troops by Governor ii ay to re an against them the Yaquis iu war council have decide i to drop all connection with Mexican factions and renewed t'leir old war declaration against Mexico. This interesting information naturally raises the question < What is the Mexican government against which war lias been declared by the Yaqui*? VV here among the various revolutionary parties ! on Mexican soil to-day is any real government , against which any person or group of persons can declare anything? A little more enlightenment is required for the benefit of an inquiring public. PEANUT-GROWING IN THE HOME A\ hy waste time growing morning glories at the side of you r house when you might be getting the } benefits of a peanut vine instead? Furthermore, why worry with a rubber plant when you might have in its place an orange tree bearing delicious fruit? The Woman's National Agricultural and Horticultural Association wants to know. Much advice was given at a recent meeting of j that organization in New York City, calculated to j entice persons who are now contented and happy | to engage iu the cultivation of dwarf fruit trees I and nut vines instead of the growing of conven tional pansies and other pretty hut inedible things. The listeners, prospective converts to the peanut growing plan, were told how perfectly lovely it would be if they could get from their own peanut vines specimens of the nuts whenever desired, no less than if they could go to their buffets and casu ally pluck fresh fruit from potted orange trees to satisfy their every mouth-watering. Nothing was said, at least so far as the reports extended, about tedious care of the growing peanut vines and orange trees. It would be interesting to know how much labor, during the period of culti- ! vation, would be required before a grower might be : privileged to enter into the enjoyment of eating one resultant peanut or one harvested orange. -It is to be noted that a woman's organization is 1 responsible for this suggestion that fruit bearing trees be given the attention of amateur dabblers in , the soil instead of flower stalks. Women, who have i always been thought to be attracted to the finer things in life, would try to have us believe that , peanuts are more to be desired than pansies. If the choice is to lie between peanuts and pansies, give us pansies. W hat joy can there be in digging a raw, dirty little peanut out of the earth compared with that of plucking a pretty pansy from its stalk ? There is more happiness to be had from looking at a pansy than from eating a peanut, and it is much better for the digestion. Anyhow you can buy a whole pocketful of peanuts for a jitney. SCHOOL BOOKS THE BEST OF BOOKS School text books are different from other sorts of books, not only in contents but in construction. Their bindings must be firm and their covers dur able to withstand none too gentle treatment by the HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, WEDNESDAY KVKNTNG, MAY 19, 1915. i stiuleiits. It is therefore of some consequence for ! this country to have the reputation of producing better school test books than any other. | Improvements in text books in the Uniteti States have been as great as improvements in the schools of the country, the former demanded perhaps by the latter. Engravings and halftones on the pages of the books have taken the place of the curious, unattractive and the not very instructive woodcuts of bygone days, and the contents of the volumes arc arranged for the greater convenience and en lightenment of both teachers and pupils. Parents who take time to glance over the geog raphies., for instance, that are to-day supplied to their children by the school districts, will find that j the books from cover to cover, inclusive, are en tirely different from the crude volumes which their i parents bought for them in their own school days. Actual photographs of scenes in foreign lands are presented for the instruction of the youth of Ameri ; ca, any one of which is far better than pages of written description. The maps, too, are engraved by the latest methods, and especially the relief maps are of value in the teaching of the subject. So in other branches, modern methods of engraving and printing have come to the aid of the school children of this country, making their lessons easier to learn and less difficult to retain when learned. American school text books, it has recently been pointed out, have an extensive sale in foreign coun- 1 tries. They are said to be not only the best text | books produced in the world, but also the lowest j in price. Inasmuch as school books are used daily j by pupils in many succeeding classes and must j therefore be made more durable than any other class of books, it is especially remarkable that they should be sold at much lower prices than volumes of other sorts. The large quantities produced to meet the steady and increasing demands, of course, reduce the cost, and it appears that the foreign ers have been helping to make these demands. There are many things in the production of which the United States leads the world, and not of least importance are the books on which educations are built. Evidently the Kaiser is not going to act with precipitate haste on the American note. Arbitrating, in the case of the City of Harrisburg. ap pears to have been more costly than lighting it out would have been. Some of the Harrisburg policemen feel a little more secure in their jobs than if the civil service bill had not been defeated. A good deal of road ; repairing ought to be accomplished with the $6,000,000 that is to be available for that pur pose in the next two years. Perhaps the reason the legislators set to-morrow for final adjournment is that they want to get home and rest up to be in shape to respond to Governor Brumbaugh's plea for every person to shed his coat on May 26 and go to road building. TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN DEGENERATION Smuggs—"Say, .luggs. Who are those three gentle men standing at the conservatory entrance?" .luggs—"Why, they represent three generations. The ruddy old man with the fine head of hair, Buggs—the thin haired one next to him is his son, and the dissipated fellow with the bald head, is the grandson."—National Monthly. A REAL ACTOR A lady was walking through the park recently when two little boys; who were playing near by, stopped her. "Say, lady," called out the elder of the two, "me kid ! brudder does fine imitatin' stunts. Give me a dime an' ! he will imitate a chicken for vousef" "What will lie do —crow?" queried the lady. "Naw," replied the boy, "no cheap imitation like dat, ma'am. He'll eat a worm!"— National Monthly. HOW SHE MANAGED IT She had tried in vain to get the telephone, but the other parties were using the line. The last time she heard one j woman say: "I have just put on a pan of beans for dinner." She tried later but the women were still talking. Ex- j asperated, she broke in crisply: "Madam, I smell your beans burning." A horrified scream greeted this remark and then she was able to put in her call.—National Monthly. ADVERTISING VS. PRAYING The small daughter of a Little Rock family had been j praying each evening at bedtime for a baby sister. The ■ other morning her mother, reading the paper, exclaimed: "I see Mrs. Smith has a little daughter." "How do you know that?" asked the child. "I read it in the paper," answered the mother. "Read it to me," said the daughter. The mother read: "Born—on March —to Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a daughter." The child thought a moment, then said: "I know what I am going to do. lam going to quit j praying and begin advertising."—National Monthly. NO DIFFERENCE A darkey running a ferry across a Southern river was I accosted by a poor white stranger who wanted to cross, but hadn't the wherewithal. Pete scratched his woolly poll, perplexedly, then queried: "Doan' yo' got no money at all?" "No," was the dejected reply. "But it woan' cost yo' but three cents ter cross," in sisted Pete. "1 know, but I hain't got three cents." After a final inward thing, Pete remarked: "I done tell yb' what; a man what ain't got three cents am jes' as well off on dis side ob de ribber as on de odder!" —National Monthly. SLIGHTLY PREVIOUS A colored man who had contracted a debt some years j ago with one of our merchants, came to town the other ' day and called on his old creditor. "Didn't you 'splain to me dat if I settled up dat account | you would give me a 'lowance?" said the darkey to the merchant. "Yes, I did say so, Sam," replied the merchant. "If you are ready to settle your bill now I will make a good al lowance," and the merchant waited for the colored indi vidual to pull out his pocket-book. "Well, sir, I hasn't got de money jus' now, but I thought I'd come in and get de 'lowance; my wife wants to get liersel' a shawl."—National Monthly. RASH ON SCALP ITCHED AND BURNED Scratched and Irritated. Lost Much Sleep. Dandruff Scaled Off So Could Be Seen Plainly. Hair Fell Out. Lost Half. Cuticura. Soap and Ointment Healed. 1509 S. sth St., Philadelphia, Pa.— "About, eighteen months ago I began to notice the falling out of my hair and scales t covering my clothes. A few months later there appeared a form of rash on my scalp. It became worse and worse until It Itched and burned so much that 1 scratched and irritated It. The itch became unl>earable and at times I lost much sleep. The dan druff sealed off so it could be seen plainly and my hair fell so fast that I had to do something. I had lost half of it. "I used treatments for about three months without any relief. Then I was recommended by a friend to use Cuticura Soap and Ointment and after using them only one week I noticed a wonderful change. In about seven weeks my ailment was entirely gone. Cuticura healed me." (Signed! David Labov, August 5, 1914. Sample Each Free by Mail With 32-p. Skin Book on request. Ad dress post-card "Cuticura. Dept. T, Bos ton." Sold throughout the world. j ' \ I Tongue-End Top ics | Collecting Metal in Vienna A house to house collection is made iu Vienna for old metal for war purposes. The collection work is being done iby school children. The military authorities and the munition manu factories are running short of copper, brass, tin, nickel and other metals and the public in appealed to for all kinds of wornout and broken household wares of these materials. The Patriotic War Metals Collecting Fund has estab lished store rooms with show windows in which are displayed specimens of articles desired, such as brass candle sticks, bronze figures, copper moulds, saucepans and metal plates anil dishes. Some 300,000 pounds of stuff are be ing brought iu daily. * » * Some Sad Contributions Emperor Francis Joseph has direct ed that about eight tous of old metal, articles of the most miscellaneous char acter, should be sent from the Ilofburg and the palace at Schoenbrunn, and an archaeologist i 9 seudiug a large quantity of Kotuan lead, excavated at the historic camp of Carnuntum, near Pressburg, just across the Hungarian frontier. A Vienna b.uik has given old brass 'gas candelabra and petroleum lamps weighing nearly a ton, and a rubber manufacture at Bruenn. Mor a\ ia. has sent half a ton of brass sheets which can be used directly for making cartridge cases. • . * 2,000,000 Cigarettes Given In another recent canvas of the city 473 ibig wagon loads of miscellaneous effects, valued at $260,000, have been gathered in for the troops in the field and for various charitable war organi zations. The wagons went through every street, rich and poor districts alike, on thirty-five collecting days be tween the middle of December and the end of March. The public responded most generously with an extraordinary variety of gifts. A mom; the principal items were over two million cigarettes ! and a vast store of other smoking sup plies, 4'0,000 pounds of chocolate cakes, biscuits, butter, flour and other edibles, 8,000 pounds of candles and soaps, 4,700 bottles of wine, 0,000 ; jars of preserved fruits, 2,000 boxes of canned meats and 1,200 ibottles of ; mineral water. » , « * Much Warm Clothing There were immense quantities of \ warm clothing- including 119,000; woolen garments, 190,00'0 pieces of ; underwear, IS,OOO articles of clothing, 1 13,000 pairs of shoes and 3,400 hats ; and caps. The whole work has been car ried out by a special organization com- j posed largley of women of Vienna. The j actual collecting work was done by Bov Scouts. • * * Effects of War on Hamburg The effect of 'lie war on transporta tion and passage out of Germany through Hamburg is indicated in fig ures just compiled, showing that dur ing the entire year of 1914 but 72,- 958 persons went abroad from Ham burg, an against 192,733 in 1913. Practically all of the 72,000 odd left the city before August 1. The war similarly has seriously affected the number of visitors in Hamburg. Thus there were accommodated during 1914 but 2>2,299 transients, as against 51,364 in 1913. The total number of persons going to Hamburgh stopping temporarily and then leaving, either for abroad or for other parts of Ger many, fell from 244,097 in 1913, to 95,257 in 1914. ♦ * * Killed in Testing Trench Gases Two soldiers are reported dead in the military camp at Colchester, a few miles from London, as a result of in haling poisonous gases while engaged in mimic trench warfare. It is said that experiments were being conducted for the purpose of developing means to counteract the gases alleged to have been used by the German troops in Flanders. A sapper who had gone into a gas-filled tren-ch wan overcome and several others who went in search of him also succumbed. The sapper, a pri vate named Williams, and the com mander of the squad, Lieutenant Dar ton, died before fresh men succeeded in getting the partv into the open air. uriLiN iill siA ■■■■HHiHHHiiHHI The Globe's A. Surprise Sale ; 111 Results—Show For Themselves I » » II 1 always busy? / Are we compelled to work our I fJm \A/U"Y alteration force at nights, when Jtt VV 11 1 other stores are complaining of HST dull business ? \ llw,U WHY Is our delivery service taxed to ttftV I Will its utmost? IW\ i | Questions With One Answer — I i Jiu VALUES IHi This Great Surprise Sale of Adler-Rochester Clothes l|i 1 has opened the eyes of every purchaser to REAL CLOTH- iii/rr%" * \ ING VALUES —and we are free to confess that we have even had our own eves opened. We consider this EXTRA- «5k OR DINAR Y MERCHANDISING. x Adler-Rochester Suits That Adler-Rochester Suits That Sold at S2O and Better, Sold at $25 and Better, $14.75 $19.75 Superior Value Manhattan A Straw Hat to Please Every Shirts at $1.50 Man at $2 and $3 GLOBE "Straws" are exclusive in shape— replete with character and individual ex -1 selves this season on their $1.50 shirts— eellence—and afford the wearer an out-of-the the values are greater—thtr patterns the most ordinary appearance. All the "new ones," beautiful we've ever seen. The soft turn-back including the season's newest self-conforming cuffs are preferred for summer wear. "straws" are here. "The Friendly Store' ' J NINETEEN GET DIPLOMAS AT IDDLETOWN THIS YEAR Thirty-ninth Annual Commencement Ex ercises to Be Held May 2"—Dr. J. George Becht Chosen as Principal Speaker of Evening (Special to the Star-Independent.) Mivldletown, May 19.—Nineteen members of the Senior class of the Middletown High school will receive diplomas this year, when the thirty ninth annual commencement exercises will be held in the Realty Theatre, Thursday evening, May 27. The num ber graduating is considered the an nual average although it is a few more then has been for the past few years. The principal address of the evening will be made by Dr. J. George Becht, secretary of the State Boar.l of Educa tion. The program for the evening follows: March, Elizabeth I. Seltzer, 'ls; in vocation, the Rev. Fuller Bergstresscr: salutatory oration, "Benefits of the European War Upon the United States," Harold L. Kauffman; chorus, "Joys of Spring," Geible; essay, "Taxation Without Representation," Sara R. Deimler; "The Doge's Sen tence," Byron; Chief Senator, John A. Keiper; Doge, H. Maxwell Brandt; Hat;-. Oratorical Prize Declamation, "Consecrated Patriotism," Sprague, Eva J. Blecher; "Motto and Flower," M. Rom ain e Keunard; octet, "Morn ing Invitation," Veazie, Misses Ettele, Lutz, Foltz, Sheaffer, Messrs. Kain, Hess, Beard, Brandt; reading, "The Hero of St. Michael's," Mary 11. Long; oration, "The New South," Grady, John C. Lingle; presentation of picture to the school, Clarence H. Philips, presi dent class 'ls; acceptance, Principal 11. B. Garver: "Visions," E'.lna M. Sheaffer; "The Biter Bitten," Ruth Y. McNair; piano duet, "Semirainide" (Overture), Rossini, Elizabeth I. Seltzer and Aniv K. Ro>p; valedictory ora tion, "Life," Clarence H. Philips; pre sentation of diplomas, Dr. It. W. George, president of School Board; ad dress, Dr. ,T. George Becht, secretary of State Board of Education; class song, "Happy Days are Glhling;" benediction. The class colors are maroon and steel, the class flower a daisy. The mot to, "Not the End, but the Beginning." The class roll follows: Harry C. Beard, Eva J. Blecher, H. Maxwell Brandt, Sara R. Deimler, Mary B. Et tele, Mary B. Foltz, Harold G. Hess, Adam J. Kain, Harold L. Kauffman, John A. Keiper, M. Romaine Kennard, John C. Lingle, Mary H. Long, Oma S. Lutz, Ruth Y. MeXair, Clarence H. Philips, Amy K. Roop, Elizabeth I. Seltzer and BJna M. Sheaffer. The faculty are: H. B. Garver, prin cipal; P. K. Gotwalt, Latin and Ger man; Lydia C. Peters, English and History; M. Marguerite Potter, music and drawing. The official directory is composed of H. W. George, M. D., president; N. C. Fuhrnian, vice president; J. P. Acker man, secretary; C. F. Beard, treasurer; M. 11. Gingrich, H. E. Force, VV. S. Si'des and H. J. Wickey, superintendent. THREE HURT IN AUTO CRASH Car Plunges Over Twenty-foot Embank ment at Helfenstein Mahanoy City, Pa., May 19.—A seven-passenger touring car owned by William Shumber, a real estate dealer of Frackville, plunged over a twenty foot embankment at Helfenstein yes terday, severely injuring Shumber and James Applegarth and James Fennessy, other occupants of the car. The auto was wrecked. John Collins and party of friends, of Delano, plunged into a ravine at Maple Hill, wrecking the machine, but the oc cupants escaped with slight injuries. ALTERING THE MAPOFEIIROPE For Hundreds of Years Changing Boundaries Have Followed the Arm of the Strong Despite territorial aggression, which for generations has been the aim of most European governments, as evi denced since the days of Attila, or even further back in the dim years before feudal Europe sank into barbarism, the lines of demarcation between king doms have been drawn with regard to racial differences rather than political dissension. Except in the instances of Poland, the provinces of Alsace and Lorraine, and the Italian lamb held by Austria, each nation stayed well within its own bounds, and these alien territories held by Russia, Germany and Austria fell to their lot as the fortunes of war. Territorial acquisition across seas being always a pawn to be won or lost by military ami naval strategy in the game of war, does not count so much as the changing of national boundaries, uor does it arouse the smoldering re sentment experienced in the loss of, even the smallest portion of the father land. Whatever the final decision of courts or arms may be in the matter it is in teresting to note the swiftly changing territory of Europe, territory occupied by the shifting armies, broad domains held under martial rulo, in one instance a whole nation held although not sub jugated. To gain a comprehensive idea of this phase of the first six months of the war, an angle which will have its bear ing in the future settlement of bound ary questions, it is but necessary to look over the maps contained in Willis J. Abbot's great book, "The Nations at War," offered to readers of this pa per for the presentation fee of only 98 cents. This handsome $3 volume is profusely illustrated with more than 463 half tone engravings from actual photographs, and contains 364 pages of accurate, authoritative news, informa tion, fact and data appertaining to the titanic struggle. In addition there are 20 color plates of stirring scenes of historic import. Arrangement having been made with the publisher of this, the first authentic volume on the war from a responsible source, a large part of the first of this work has been se cured for readers of the Star-'lndepen dent, none of whom should lose any time in securing this valuable and in teresting historic book.—Adv. * ACADEMY PLANS CAMP TRIPS Two Outings Scheduled by Faculty of the Institution Plans for a camp for the members of the Harrisburg Academy arc rapidly being pushed by Headmaster Brown and Professor Kennedy. The camp will be situated on the shore of Lake Damariscotta, Jefferson, Maine, and will be called Camp Wauver. It is be lieved by the two masters that the first year will be a success and that quite a number of boys will attend. Another camp to be run under the supervision of the Academy was an nounced yester.lay and will be on Shore Island, twenty-five miles north of this city, near Montgomery Ferry. . Volt Meters Are Working In a letter to the City Commissioners read at the meeting yesterday after noon City Electrician Clarke fc. Diehl pointed out that the four volt meters which have been hooked on the lines of the Harrisburg Light and Power Com-' pany are working satisfactorily. Mr. Diehl pointed out that while the volt meters do not reduce the cost of elec tricity, they assure a steady and per fect light and the consumer will get the full worth for his money. ITALIAN RAILROAD LINES UNDER MILITARY CONTROL Rome, Mlay 18, via Paris, May 19. —A royal decree under which all rail road lines and stations in Italy are placed entirely under the supervision of the military authorities is publish ed by the "Official Gazette." Under the provisions of the decree military officials are given the power to prohibit suspected persons from traveling on the railroads or even ap proaching the lines. All travelers are warned that at certain points they must not loo"k from the carriage win dows but must keep the shutters closed. Any person approaching a tunnel or bridge will be imprisoned for six months. If war has been declared when the offense is committed, they will be court martialed. Soldiers and the police are entrusted with the enforcement of the decree and are authorized to tiro upon persons who violate its provi sions. JEWISH REFUGEE'S FORM MULE TRANSPORT CORPS London, May 19.—The Alexandria correspondent of the "Jewish Chron icle," sends an interesting account of the formation in that city of the '/Aon Mule Transport corps, composed almost entirely of Jewish refugees from Pale stine. Those refugees who were of Rus sian nationality expressed the desire to serve under the British flaig, and the British military authorities immediate ly took steps with a view to forming a Jewish regiment, under command of Colonel J. 11. Patterson. Officers and men wear on their mili tary caps the Jewish token the "Shield of David," in addition to the British ensign, and in the camp the words of command are spoken in Hebrew. Philadelphian Wounded in War Ottawa, May 19. —A list of casual ties among the Canadian contingent is sued last night bv the militia depart ment, includes the name of William Hopkins Pemlberton, of Philadelphia, among the wounded. Peniberton is a member of Princess Patricia's regi ment. Eed Cross Supplies For Servia New York, May 19. —The American Red Cross shipped 4,102 cases of sup plies to Dr. Richard P. Strong, head of the American Red Cross sanitary commission in Servia, on the steam ship Athianai, which sailed this week for Palinero and Piraeus. The weight of the shipment was 400,350 pounds and it was valued at $37,392. Reformed Classis Elects Officers Lebanon, May 19. —Between 30 and 40 delegates are in attendance at the sessions of Lebanon Classis of the Reformed church which is meeting at Jonestown this week. These officers were elected to the year: President, the Rev. David Scheier, of St. John's church, Jonestown; vice president, Cou nty Superintendent of Public Schools, John W. Snoke; corresponding secre tary, the Rev. John l'\ Prantz, of Pal myra; stated clerk, the Rev. .T. Lewis Fluck, of Tulpehocken, Myerstown. Charged With Stealing Money At a hearing before Mayor Royal yesterday Augustus Flickinger was held under SIOO bail for court charged with stealing sl3 in money from John Wertz, 1923 North Fifth street. Flick inger was arrested by Detective Ibacli. Mr. Wertz says he had the money con cealed in a hole in the cellar and when the prisoner left after through white washing, the money was missing.