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Wednesday, May 26, 1915.
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Last Quarter, 6tb; New Moon, 13th;
First Quarter, 21st; Full Moon, 28th.
WEATHER FORECASTS y'
Harrisburp and vicinity: Showers
•nd cooler to-night. Thursday generally
Eastern Pennsylvania: Showers to
night and probably Thursday. Cooler u
to night. Moderate to freßh northwest I
to north winds. ,
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, 71; lowest, 46; 8 a. ni., 55; 8 p. m., 67.
BECKER'S ONE CHANCE
The Court of Appeals in Albany, by affirming
yesterday the second conviction of former Poliee
Lieutenant Charles Becker, of New York City, for
the murder of Herman Rosenthal, gambler, closed
all save two possiUle avenues of escape for Becker
from the deatty chair. The two remaining avenues
of escape seem very narrow ones. One is to appeal
to Governor Whitman for executive clemency and
.the other is to appeal to the United States Supreme
Court from the ruling of the New York Court of
Becker's chances of obtaining a pardon from
Governor Whitman sre so slight that it might just
as well be concluded there is absolutely no hope
for the former lieutenant in that direction, for it
is recalled that Governor Whitman was the district
attorney of New York county who prosecuted
Becker and obtained his conviction.
Whitman, as prosecuting officer, personally con
ducted the case. He did not turn the prosecution
over to an assistant district attorney but brought all
the force of his individual intelligence and experi
ence in the criminal courts into the work of con
victing the man. Indeed it was largely through
the prestige that Whitman won for himself through
obtaining this conviction that he gained the popular
approbation that swept him into the Governor's
In view of the earnest fight Whitman made
against Becker there can be little doubt that, as
prosecutor, he fully believed in the guilt of the
man. If he believed, when he was district attorney,
that Becker was deserving of the death penalty, it
is hardly likely that he will change his view now,
for probably no person is more familiar with the
facts as brought out in the trials of Becker than is
Whitman. It is a practical certainty, therefore,
that nothing new can be brought to the attention
of Whitman as Governor to alter his opinions re
garding the case sufficiently to induce him to par
don the former bluecoat.
Indeed Becker, personally, has expressed himself
as now without hope, not only so far as Governor
Whitman is concerned, but also with reference to
the suggestion that the fight be carried to the
United States Supreme Court. However, his friends,
and particularly his loyal wife, will not give up the
contest until the last possibility of saving the con
victed man's life is removed. It is probable that
they will even appeal to Whitman, practically hope
less as that course must seem to them, but their
only real hope rests with the highest court of the
HAS A QUARREL WITH THE TOOTHBRUSH
Just at the time when "Dental Hygiene Week"
is being observed in the New York schools, and
7,000 children are being given instructions in the
use of toothbrushes as an example to the rest of the
country, the rather startling assertion comes from
a New Jersey physician that toothbrushes serve
as instruments, not of personal hygiene but of in
fection, and that they should be abandoned.
In teaching the New York school how to care
properly for their teeth, the dental lecturers and
the school instructors are laying stress on what they
deem the necessity for habitual use of the brushes.
On Friday in all public schools of the five boroughs
there will be the toothbrush drills, preparatory to
"Deatal Hygiene Field Day" on Saturday, when
trophies will be awarded for the best handling of
the brushes by the children. Yet all this, we would
be led to believe by the New Jersey physician's
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, WEDNESDAY EVENING, KIAY 26, 1915.
general statements, will have injurious rather than
It seems that experiments have been conducted
with originally sterilized toothbrushes which, after
being exposed twelve hours, contained in eight in
stances out of twelve, quantities of germs compar
able with the numbers usually found in sewage.
For this reason the abandonment of "the filthy
toothbrush" and the substitution of clean fore
fingers and silk floss have been recommended.
It would be sad, if after painstakingly instruct
ing school children how to use toothbrushes the den
tal authorities were to be convinced of the so-called
filthiness of these instruments and would according
ly have to face the confiding youngsters and not
only take back all they had said but do the teach
ing all over again by some other method, as well.
There surely seems to be some sense in the sug
gestion that toothbrushes be done away with, and
that the cleanliness of the mouth be dependent on
some other agency. The brushes have not only
been undesirable at times when reminding one of
a daily duty easier neglected than performed but
also when in actual use, because of rough treatment
of tender gums. "The old family toothbrush" or
even the individually owned specimens, if really un
sanitary, may have to go sooner or later.
NAMES OF CREEKS THAT ARE ORIGINAL
It is best, perhaps, that we do not know who the
persons were who selected some of the names of
rivers and cities and things included in the geog
raphy of our country, for we might not think well
of those persons. Many names came from the In
dians, but even although some of these might better
have been changed into the King's English by the
early settlers, others of them are simple and musical
and not half bad. Americans who have given com
mon, all too common, American names to places
and waters, have done much more to disgrace the
country than have the Indians, for their selection
has largely been anything but wise.
According to the Geological Survey the state of
lowa has the credit of including within its boun
daries some of the most oddly named creeks that
flow on the face of the earth. lowa need not be
haughty on account of the distinction. Because
its creeks are called what they are, discriminating
persons would not care to go to that state to live,
for fear they might get in the vicinity of one of j
Persons with taste would hardly care to live and
have their being, for instance, near placid Purga
tory Creek, or sparkling Whiskey Run, or babbling
Keg Creek, nor would summer boarders be likely
to be attracted to the vicinity of Mosquito Creek,
Fly Creek or Rat Creek.
It is difficult to understand what may have been
the motives of the persons who named these creeks.
There is one rivulet mentioned in the Survey, how
ever, which may have come by its title through
services actually rendered by it, and that is Milk
Creek. Dairymen in the vicinity of that waterway
appear to be liberal enough to give credit where
credit is due. Including Milk Creek, however, the
names of lowa's streams are so unattractive that
it is evident that the Indians wandering about in
that territory in the first place did not have enough
of originality to assign suitable names to the creeks,
and that the white settlers who came later had en
tirely too much of it.
Don't despise the new graduate! He or she is pretty
sure to know something that you don't.
Despite its being Good Roads Day there were a few
able-bodied men to be seen on the street corners in Har
With Italy now in the war the Kaiser will probably
think twice before deciding to turn down Uncle Sam's
Governor Brumbaugh, when mending roads to-day,
learned it is easier to drive a balky Legislature than to
make a stubborn mule go. •
The suffragists who made sandwiches for the volunteer
road menders probably figured the easiest way to reach a
man's vote is through his stomach.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
Sometimes a very rich girl makes a very poor wife.—
Detroit Free Press.
THE ONLY SAFE WAY
The perfection of traffic regulations will never be reached
until a telegraph pole is interposed between every joy
rider and the innocent pedestrian.—Washington Post.
. THE SAME MAN
The fellow in the movie show who laughs loudest at the
picture in which a woman is chasing her husband around
the house with a rolling-pin iB the same lad whose wife
makes him go out in the back yard when he wants to smoke
a cigarette.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
Blackbird—"What was all that noise about in the
Bluebird—"The Woodpecker was picking a quarrel with
the Brown Thrush."
Blackbird —"Huh, those redheaded people are always so
Two negro roustabouts at New Orleans were continually
bragging about their ability ,as long distance swimmers*
and a steamboat man got up a match. The man who swam
the lougest distance was to receive five dollars. The Ala
bama Whale immediately stripped on the dock, but the
Human Steamboat said he had some business anil would
return in a few minutes. The Whale swam the river four
or five times for exercise, and by that time the Human
Steamboat returned. He wore a pair of swimming trunks
and had a sheet iron cook stove strapped on his back. Tied
around his neck were a dozen packages containing bread,
flour, bacon and other eatables. The Whale gazed at his
opponent in amazement.
"VVhar yo' vittlesT" demanded the Human Steamboat.
"Vittles fo' whatf" asked the Whale.
"Don't yo' ask me fo' nothin' on the way ovah," warned
the Steamboat. "Mah fust stop is New York an' mah next
stop is London."—Kodak Salesman.
ECZEMA ALL OVER
Back of Neck and Both Sides Face.
Lost Hair. Two Cakes Cuticura
Soap and One Box Cuticura Oint
ment Healed in Two Months.
P. O. Box 73. Allison P. 0., P».—"My
sister was very badly troubled with eciema
aU over her head, the back of her neck and
tboth sides of her fare. Sho
lost all her hair. too. The
trouble began with a small
sfire not bigger than a dime
which my sister brushed out
and thought it went away,
but later her whole head
began to be covered with
small pimples. Not only
her whole head was covered,
but also hep neck and face. Later they be
came large sores. Her hair was ah plastered
to her head. She always wore a little hood.
"She used salves, but without success.
A doctor recommended Cuticura Soap and
Ointment. She used two cakes of Cuticura
Soap and one bo* of Cuticura Ointment
which completely healed her head and face
In less than two months* after six months of
torture." (Signed) Miss' Mary M. Nogg,
Sample Each FVee by Mail
With 32-p. Skin Book on request. Ad
dress post-card "Cuticura, Dept. T. Bos
ton." Sold throughout the world.
Tongue-End Top ics |
For Compulsory Fire Insurance
A project to institute compulsory
state fire insurance is now under con
sideration by the Russian Minister of
the Interior, and will be soon presented
to the Council of Ministers for ap
proval. The proposal was first made
by the budget committee of the Duma,
which pointed out the desirability of
such a measure as a source of income
to the government. According to pre
liminary estimates, if this fire insurance
monopoly were undertaken by the gov
ernment, it would yield an' annual in
come of fifteen million dollars. The Min
ister of the Interior, however, is in fa
vor of the passing of such a measure,
not primarily because it would bring a
large revenue to the government, but
because compulsory insurance is de
manded by the condition of the major
ity of buildings in Russia, which are
wooden and but poorly protected
against tire. The constant destruction
of these wooden buildings by tire has
been a perceptible drain on the eco
nomic strength of the country.
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Germans Test the Air Currents
The use to which German meteorolog
ists are putting the Belgian Royal Ob
servatory at Uecle, a suburb of Brus
sels, is told in the "Gazette Astrono
mique," now published in London by
the Astronomical Society of Antwerp.
When the Belgian army retired from
Brussels, a German force took posses
sion of the observatory and put four
German Scientists in charge, to take
weather observations for the informa
tion of the army aeronautic force. The
Belgian astronomers were allowed to
remain, subject to certain restrictions.
The German army meteorologists wcro
observed filling with hydrogen small
rubber balloons to get the direction and
velocity of the air currents in the up
per atmosphere. At night the balloons
carried an electric pocket lamp form
ing an artificial star. Similar observa
tions were made by stations at Liege,
Namur, and'other points in the con
quered territories, being collected and
collated in Berlin for the use of com
manders of Zeppelins and aeroplane
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Women Want to Serve in Army
A deputation of women who wish to
form a volunteer legion to serve as
regular soldiers in the Russian army
has arrived in Kiev from Gomel with a
petition which they have presented to
the head of the Kiev military district.
These women state that they are ready
to assume all military duties except
actual engagement in battle, and are
particularly desirous of being employed
for patrol service. They have de
signed a uniform similar to that worn
by the regular army, but distinguished
from in it by leather coats and tri
cornered hats. They hope to carry reg
ular infantry arms.
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Ban on Vodka Hurts Pawn Shops
Prohibition of the sale of vodka and
other intoxicating drinks in Moscow
has effected a striking reduction of the
business of the municipal pawnshops.
Notwithstanding the high prices of
foodstuffs and clothing entailed by the
war, the population is steadily losing
its dependence upon those institutions,
as is shown by the following figures:
or the first quarter of 1914, the muni
cipal pawnshops njade 204,453 loans,
aggregating $1,222,145. During the
corresponding quarter of the present
year, there were contracted 128,010
loans, totaling $836,857.
• • •
Whaling Industry Booms
The Norwegian whaling in the Ant
arctic has been more profitable this
season than < ever before, especially
around South Georgia. The boats have
brought home 32,000 barrels of whale
oil valued at more than $6,000,000.
Albert Moffett's Back Injured by Rush
of Coal at Tower City
Williamstown, May 26.—Albert
Moffett had his back injured by a rush
of coal while at bis work at the Brook
side colliery, Tower City, Monday aft
Dr. and Mrs. R. P. Haas and son,
THE GLOBE OPEN TILL SIX THE GLOBE
Why Not Select Your
Decoration Day "Rig" Now?
lA7"E are ready—if you are — • w Agr
** ready with "timely togs" *
suitable for out-door wear, \ / 1 I
and—most of all ready with cash \ % I
economics in our great SURPRISE v yjL\ I
SALE, to spice your "good time" with II
the zest of savings. , &
Those Adler-Rochester Suits at , $14.75
Are just the class for your Decoration Day needs. The price represents only
about two-thirds of their real value—and their real worth can only be appreciated
Coats and Pants of tropicai
•worsteds —made skeleton and
trimmed with silk —worth S2O,
Classy Styles of White
Flannel and Striped Serge
Trousers at $3.50 and $5
Sporty trousers for the picnic and the tennis
courts—dressy enough for the dance floor.
Khaki Trousers, .. ,SI.OO and $1.50
Motorcycle Suits $5.00
Linen and Mohair Dust Coats,
$1.50 to $5.00
And Then—You'll Need These Things, Too
Silk Shirts at $2
A Lucky Purchase
A special lot of tub silk shirts just in time for
Decoration Day—the most beautiful patterns imag
inable—all sizes—worth $2.50.
Best Makes of Athletic
Union Suits at SI.OO
These are the real comfort-giving undergarments for
summer wear—the famous B. V. D., Manhattan and
THE GLOBE " The Friendly Store" |
Harry, left Monday for Kansas City,
iMo., where tkey will visit, relatives.
This borough will have a mammoth
Fourth of July celebration thiß year
judging from the activity o:' the mem
bers of Liberty Hose Company under
whose auspices the celebration will be
held. A contest to decide the queen
of the celebration was opened Monday.
The moving pictures in the Academy of
Music to-morrow evening are being
shown under the ausupices of the fire
Miss Clara Gtites returned to her
home in Atlantic City after a visit to
her brother, Dr. G. M. Stites and
The male pupils of the 'High school
are sodding the terrace part of the 'bor
ough school grounds.
Prof. F L. Shambaugh, county su
perintendent ot schools, gave an exami
nation to the pupils of the Williams
township district for entrance to the
borough High school.
Robert Fasold is on the sick list.
The minstrel show which v.ill be
given in the Academy of Music on
Thursday evening for the 'benefit of the
Athletic Association promises to be
a musical treat for this community. The
borough's best talent is taking part.
Miss Ima Jenkyn, of Clearfield, Is Vis
iting at Her Home
Duncannon, May 26.—Miss Ima
Jenkyn, of Clearfield, is spending a few
days at her home here. During her vis
it she will attend the Miiler-Jcnkyn
George Houser, of Lucknow, was a
recent visitor among friends here.
Miss Louisa Ackenbaugh, a student
at Bloomfield Academy, spent Sunday
with her parents here.
Mrs. Louis Bover is upending a week
with her parents at Shiremaiistown.
Miss Lou Snyder, who is employed
Yes —Many People
have told us the same story—distres«
after eating, gases, heartburn. A
D Taset' a
before and after each meal will relieve
you. Sold only by u»—2sc.
George A. Gorgas
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BTAR-INDE P E N D E N T'S
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Donegal Tweed Suits—coat
quarter-lined with mohair—
athletic vest and English trous
ers—worth S2O, at
A new Summer suit—zephyr weight, with
out a semblance of lining—a soft pliable fab
ric that resembles the tinest wool crash. Eng
lish Norfolk and plain coat models—coat and
Blue Serge Summer Coats,
$3.50 and $5.00
Clergymen's Mohair Suits, ...SIO.OO
Knitted Fabric Scotch Sport»Coats,
Tub Scarfs at 50c
For Outing and Dress
Of mercerized Marseilles with beautiful embroid
ered figures—wide, flowing end four-in-hands.
White Duck Hats at 50c
Soft, crushv, stitched brim hats of elegant quality
white duck—for tennis, for rowing and every out-door
purpose—for meu and women.
at Carlisle, spent the week-end with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sny
In spite of the inclemency of the
weather Saturday, the game of ball
played on the local field between Dun
cannon aud Halifax, proved to be very
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DURING JUNE, JULY
it isn't very pleasant to face the task of
using stove heated irons, is it ? As a matter
of fact they are annoying the year 'round.
As soon as you begin to use an Electric Iron
the real hardship of ironing day disappears.
You can now purchase a $3.50
Electric Iron, guaranteed for five
Purchase at Once.
Smart Worsted Suits in dark
gray cheeks —made over a con
servative model elegantly
trimmed—worth S2O, at
interesting. The lou-al team winning
'by a score of 9 to 7.
Miss Tirzah iiepperd left last week
for Atlantic City, where she will spend
the summer months.
Miss Gertrude Haas, of Harrisburg,
spent the week-end with her parents.