The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, May 28, 1915, Page 8, Image 8

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Published by
Star-lnd«p*nd«nt Building,
16-20-22 South Third Str««t, Harrisburg, P»..
Every Evening Eaeept Sunday.
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Vice President. K
Wm. K Miters.
Secretary aa»i Tre»«nrer. Wm W Walloweb.
Wj#. H. Warner. V. Hcmmel Berghavs. Jr .
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An exaaiplf of ridiculous rumors that may. de
spite the improbability of their foundation ou fact,
u.iui emit'iiee aud threaten trouble, that referring
to a scheme alleged to be ou foot for dividing the
control of tiie American republic among the gov
ernment- of the I'nited States. Argentina. Brazil |
ant! Chile.
The report- in circulation in South America are
to the effect that the plan was arranged by the j
four nations at the Mexican Peace Conference at
Niagara Falls, Unt., at which the "A. I>. C." dip
lomats served as mediators between the I'nited
States and the Mexican dictator, at the time of
General Huerta. The arrangement, according to
rumor, is that the I'nited States will annex Mexi
co and all of Central America; that Argentina will
seize Paraguay and L'rguav : that Brazil will acquire
Columbia ami Venezuela, and that Chile will take ;
over Ecuador and Peru.
Whoevtr originated such reports must have been
unaware of the fact that if there is one piece of
territory on the fa-e of the globe that the I'nited
States wants le>- than any other it is turbulent
Mexico. What the attitudes of the "A. B. C."
governments ar toward their neighbors mav be un
certain. yet surely those governments have been
having troubles of their own, financial and other
wise. without inviting additional anxieties.
The same jealousy among the Latin republics
which lias probably given origin to the rumors of
projected annexations, by the I'nited state* and
the "A. B. C." governments of all the other repub- j
lies on the continent, would be the very thing that
would prevent the successful accomplishment of
such mergings of the interests of those countries,
beneficial though unions of the sort iu some respects
might be.
The season of flirtations is rapidly approaching.
Along the river front and in the other local parks '
the "mashers'" will soon be plentiful. There will
also be, most unfortunately, some feminine strollers
who vvill be looking for the attentions of such
It is a pity that more young women do not take
the stand of a New York girl who caused the arrest "
the other day in a Broadway theatre of a Columbia
University student who had been trying to flirt
with her. That courageous young woman has ex
pressed the opinion that annoyances of the sort
would soon cease if all girls were to turn "mashers" j
over to policemen and were then to go to police
court and proseeute them.
Such a method of discouraging flirtation might be
effective, if it were feasible. Much could be done j
by girls to put the practice in disfavor, however,
even without enlisting the aid of the police. In
many cases they need only to ignore entirely the
remarks and gestures of aggressive fellows, aud to
refrain from casting about them glances intended
to be coquettish, and they will not be subjected to
the insults that so often accompany summer flirta- '
tions in city parks. So long as reckless young men
are encouraged,—even ever so slightly,—in their
improper attentions to girls who are strangers to -
them, so long as they even see that those attentions \
are noticed and are rather enjoyed than resented !
by the girls, so long will they continue to be "mash- j
ers ' and to grow in boldness with eaeh succeeding ,
The fair prosecutor in the case of the Columbia i
University student, whose smartness proved to be |
i *&Z*i*■>■' *\"'T t» §
almost disastrous to him, said in discussing the
matter, that she found conditions getting worse
and worse; that she was annoyed by "mashers"
! even in goiug to stores aud was often followed
home, and that the young men standing on street
corners, if they did not approach a girl and try
to make her acquaintance by flirtation, ofteu satis
tied themselves by making offensive remarks as she
passed them. These experiences are not unusual
ones. It is. in fact, because they are so common
that they are so deplorable.
If a. policeman were to be summoned to take
care of every "masher" who makes a fool of him
self in Hnrrisburg parks this season the blueeoats
would have a lively time of it and the force might
have to be increased, but the young fellows would
learn some very essential lessons.
The appearance last night of Miss Christie
Mac Donald and her company in the sprightly Her
bert operetta. "Sweethearts," marked the close of
the season in the Majestic theatre, Harrisburg's
only playhouse where the best productions are
staged,—outside of the vaudeville and motion pic
i ture fields. We have no information from the man
agement as to whether it was a successful year
tiuancially, but it can be stated positively that some
entertainment of the highest type was offered to
Harrisburg playgoers, notwithstanding the com
plaint sometimes heard that not enough "good
plays" are brought to the Majestic.
It has been said iu support of this complaint
that when some of the finest players last season, —
including Miss Barrymore, Miss Adams, David War
tield ami the William Gillette-Blanche Bates-Marie
Doro combination, —were at the Majestic, the
"Standing Room Only" sign was displayed at tilts
box office on each occasion. This fact has been
cited to uphold the argument that when the "best
shows" are brought to Harrisburg the people will
patronize them.
It must be recalled, however, that it is not possi
ble to obtain attractions of the type referred to, two
or three times a week for Harrisburg. Moreover, if
it were possible, the people would not patronize
them as well as they do under present conditions
when such tine productions come only every two,!
or three or four weeks. The amount of money the
people will spend for amusement is limited just as
is the amount they will spend for clothing, or fuel
or food for their tables. \\ e venture the prediction
that it' the Majestic management were to present
Miss Barrymore, Miss Adams. Mr. Warfield and the
Gillette-Bates-Doro trio on four successive nights
the crowd 011 110 one of those nights would be suf
ficiently large to cover the expenses of bringing
thost- high-salaried artists and their high-salaried
j fellow-players to this city.
A theatre manager, in arranging his offerings,
' must be governed by the law of supply and demand
as applied to amusement, just as must the butcher
be governed by the law of supply and demand with
relation to the amount of meat with which he stocks
his store. Both are in business to make money but
neither can make money by overstocking his house ■
with the commodity in which he deals, —amusement,
in the case of the theatre manager, aud meat in the
case of the butcher.
\\ liile the "big stars" who were here in the las:
season did always attract an overflowing house
there were some very good plays at the Majestic!
that did not attract paying crowds although they
deserved to. If half a dozen more of the finest typj
artists had been presented during the season they
mrght have attracted crowds as large as those of
the "stars'' we have mentioned. On the otherhand
their addition to the list might have produced a glut
on the local amusement market and have caused
the Majestic management to lose heavily on them.
Making the supply just meet the demand in the
widely fluctuating and very fickle amusement mar
ket is the task that confronts the successful man
ager of a theatre, and we believe the Majestic's
manager came pretty close to accomplishing this,—
at least with relation to the highest class plavs,
in the season just ended.
"Swat the flying-machine!" is the game that Austria and
Italy are now energetically engaged in.
Doubtless some of the European nations would welcome
a device with which they could torpedo the torpedo-boats.
The water* of the Dardanelles bid fair to become so
clogged with submerged British warships as to be un- i
"Uncle Joe" Cannon says the United States is "sending i
too many notes," yet he admits he hasn't read them.
"Uncle Joe" is old enough to be entitled to let the others
do the work, but he could with propriety refrain from
"Economy has its pains as well as its pleasures," savs a 1
Washington preacher, "if the experience of an old negro
of my acquaintance counts for anything. "One spring
Moses was going round town with the face of dissatisfac
tion. When I questioned him, he poured forth his troubles
in these words:
" 'Marse Tom, he comes to me last fall and he says: i
"Mose, dev's gwine to be a hard winter, so you be keerful
and save vo* wages fast and tight."
'And I believe Marse Tom, vassuh. I believe him, and
I save and save, and when de winter come I ain't got no i
hardship, and dcre I was wid all dat money jest thrown on
my hands.' " —Philadelphia Record.
A teacher in one of the city schools—who, to say the
least, is of rather generous proportions—was trying to ex
plain to her scholars the correct measurements of the human
"For example," she said, "twice around my thumb, once
around my wrist; twice around my wrist, once around my
neck; twice around my neck, once around my waist."
Then she paused, and a shrill voice from the back of the j
room exclaimed:
"Twice around ver waist, around the city hall."—
i'ouujjstown Telegram.
Rapidly. Clothing Irritated, l ost
Sleep Continually. Itching and
Burning Intense. Scratched Until
Exhausted. Cuticura Healed.
417 Colwjm Ave., Darby, Pa.—"My
uncle's trouble he<tan as an irritation and
| »u almost unbearable when he was In beil
and became warm. It first appeared us
small pimples and It spread so rapidly that
he became alarmed. His arms were first
affected above the elbows and then it
spread over both arms and shoulder blades,
afterwards it came on the lefts and stomach.
It burned so that he rubbed it and thai made
It spread more. His clothing irritated if.
and at night he lost sleep continually, some
times lying awake the whole night. The
itching and burning were so intense that
he scratched himself until exhausted.
"His sister advised him to try Cuticura
Soap aud Ointment. He purchased two
boxes of Cuticura Ointment and two
cakes of Cuticura Soap and before he
had used half of either he felt a great relief.
He steadily recovered and was able to
sleep until in about five weeks he was
! entirely healed of the trouble."
i Paul A. Ludwig, August S. 1914.
Sample Each Free by Mail
With 32-p. Skin Book on request. Ad
dress pott-cmrd "Cuticura, Dept. T. Boa
ton " Sold throughout the world.
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| Tongue-End Topics j
Claims on a Governor's Time
A Governor's time is seldom at his
own disposal, so groat are the demands
for his presence at meetings of all
kinds, especially during the first year
of his term when everybody wants to
see the new head of the State Govern
ment and get acquainted with him.
Governor Brumbaugh is learning what
it is thus to have his presence request- j
ed at many public affairs. Since he
has been Governor he has received
more than fifteen hundred such invita
tions. the majority of which, of course,
had to be declined courteously, but
there does not seem to be any diminu
tion in the number of invitations to
the Governor to drop his official cares
for a while and take part in some
meetiug or social affair, and at present
his mail brings him every dav an aver
age of twenty-five such invitations.
While the Governor has been verv
courteous in honoring these requests
from Harriaburg, vet he is compelled to
decline the great majority, and especial
i Iv those that would take him away from
his official duties just at a time when
i he is wrestling with hundreds of bills
i that were left for his disposal by the
Legislature. There are some compen
sations in being Governor, but they do
not lie in being called upon to make
I an address on any and all kinds of oc
j casions.
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When McClgjn Gets Mad
Occasionally lieutenant Governor
McClaiu, who is generally the' most
kindly of men, loses his patience, and
it is then that he speaks right out in
meeting. At the meeting of the Board
of Pardons this week that body was
asked to recommend executive clemen-
I cy for prisoners who could give no rea
son why they should be set free other
thau that they had, in their opinion
and that of their attorneys, served long
i enough behind the bars. Two eastern
attorneys had between them fifteen
cases in all, and their pleadings began
to wear on the Lieutenant Governor's
uerves. Finally losing patience he
leaned forward and said in his severest
| voice:
"I desire to serve notice now. in
, behalf of myself and the other members
i of this Board, that the Board of Par
; dons is not a body for general jail de
! livery as seems to be the impression,
and that those who make the plea that
they have served long enough will not
!be regarded. The court that sentenced
these men was the best judge of how
Song they ought to serve, and it is not
a matter for us to consider."
The Lieutenant Governor's tart re
mark caused confusion among some of
the lawyers present.
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Whiskey Creek and Brandy Run
Going through the lower part of
i Cumberland county looking over town
ship roads this week Governor Brum
j baugh and party of educated road
makers came across a particularly mud
dy stretch of road into which the wheels
, of the automobiles sank almost to the
hubs. One of the party remarked on
the moist condition of the road and
that the waters of two creeks seemed
to have strayed from their courses and
I gotten into the thoroughfare. Deputy
S .State Highway Commissioner Huuter
| consulted his road map aud announced
that the two small streams were Whis-
I key C'reck and Brandy Bun.
"Humph,"' said Governor Brum
baugh, "with such names no wonder
; they got tangled up and wandered out
into the road."
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Foreigners Can't Fish Now
Foreigners who were wont to put in
their spare time fishing in the streams
! of the State will no longer do any fish
i ing. Some years ago the Legislature
passed a law prohibiting any unnatur
alized foreign-born resident from hunt
ing in the State or even owning a
gun, and hundreds of guns were con
fiscated by the State Game Commission
and sold. The Italian consul in Phila
: delphia was back of a suit, so it was
said, to test the constitutionality of
this law, and the courts clear up to
the Supreme Court of United States
declared it constitutional, consequently
j no foreigner hunts in this State.
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To Prevent Dynamiting Streams
The last Legislature passed a law
liorbiddins: anv unnaturalized foreign-
born citizen from flatting in any of the !
waters of Pennsylvania, and in con
sequence much animosity has been eu-1
gendered among those who put in their
idle time in that pursuit. Passing th»>,
anti-gun law was because foreigners
[killed everything in sight that wore
feathers, and passing the anti-fishing :
law was because, as it is charged, the j
foreign element did uot content them
[selves with plain fishing, but when they '
went out along the streams they had *
habit of dynamiting the waters, the |
I result of which was that every fish in
the stream within a radius of hundreds j
}of feet was killed—big and little fish
floating to the surface by the hundreds,
j The new law will put a stop to that, j
as a foreigner is liable to arrest when
found along a stream that has been dy
namited and makes the excuse that he
is doing legitimate fishing.
Rules of Good Behavior in the Early
Eighteenth Century
In a work entitled "Youth's Behav-1
ior." published in 1706, there is this
injunction to young gentlemen, "Put'
off thy Cap or Hat to persons of Des
ert as arc Churchmen, Justices and the
like, turning the Cap or Hat to thy
selfwards; making a Reverence, bow
ing thyself more or less according to!
the custom of the better bred.''
In the midst of remarks which indi
cate the utmost refinement we come
suddenly upon such directions as this:
" 'Tis not manners as soon as you
are set at Table to bawl out, 'I cat
| none of this, 1 eat none of that, I care
j for no Rabbit; 1 love nothing that
tastes of Pepper, Nutmeg, Onvons,"
After stating that "some have been j
so refined in Foreign parts that they
; will neither be covered, nor sit with
their backs to the picture of an emi- j
nent Person," the writer goes on to!
| remark that "there are some who eat |
j with that eagerness and impatience,
they eat themselves out of breath and
will pant like a broken winded horse,
but these are not to he indured."
He also warns his pupil thus:
"When you are talking to any one 1
do not continually punch him in the j
j side, as some people do; who, after j
every sentence keep asking the person
they are conversing with, 'Did I not;
tell you so?' 'What say you, sir?' and j
in the meantime they are every mo- j ■
ment jogging and thrusting him with ; '
their elbows, which cannot be consid- I
ered as a mark of respect."
A Ruse That Once Saved a British Ship
Fron> Capture
An effective ruse de guerre in the •
way of tlag-flying was that practiced in '
the Mediterranean at the beginning of i !
the last centjrv by Lord Dundonald !
while cruising in ' the British ship j {
Speedy. Tins little brig had captured |
so many of the enemy's merchantmen j '
that a Spanish frigate was specially j
fitted out. disguised as a merchantman,!
to bring her to book.
Dundonald. in order to deceive the ! 1
merchant enft of the enemy, adopted
similar tactics and disguised the Speedv !
as a Danish merchant brig. The two
disguised boats soon sighted each other. J'
Dundonald at once gave chase and dis- !
covered his mistake when the Spaniard 1
suddenly revealed her true nature and
started lowering a boat to examine the
Speedy's papers.
But Dundonal 1 was equal to the oc- v
casion. He hoisted the yellow flag— v
signal of sickness. And when
Spanish boat was within hail an Eng- j 1
iish officer in Danish uniform shouted
that they were only two days out of i
Algiers. As the plague was "raging in '
Algiers, the riise WHS completely sue- I %
cessful. —London Chronicle.
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An Appeal to Wives
You kiiow the terrible affliction that j
comes to many homes from the result
ot a drinking husband or son. You i
know of the money wasted on "Drink" i
that is needed in the home to purchase '
food and clothing. ORRINE has saved |
thousands of drinking men. It is a
home treatment and can he given se- ;
cretly. Your money will be refunded j
if. after a trial, it has failed to benefit. I
Costs only SI.OO a box. Come in and!
get a free booklet and let us tell you
of the good ORRINE is doing.
Geo. A. Gorgas. ltf North Third street
and Pennsylvania H. R. Station, Har- ;
risburg, Pa.; John A. McCurdy, Steel-|
ton, Pa.: H. F. Brunhouse, Mechanics-'
burg. Pa.—Adv.
With a history stranger than a novel and with a novelist taking a part in it, this hitherto unknown example
of tie art of J. M. W. Turner has been found in the possession of an art dealer in New York city. The painting,
which was in the possession of a negro, passed into the bands of the art gallery, and the identification of the sub
ject was made by Robert W. Chambers, author, who IS a close friend of the art dealer and who has immortalized
his gallery and its frequenters in ' The Streets of Ascalon.' The subject of the painting, which is thirty-two iuches
wide and twenty-four inches high, is -St. Michael's Mount," with its battlemented crags, lying off the coast of Coru
wall, the place which has the legendary distinction of being the home of the Giant Corinoran, who was slain by Jack
ie Slant Killer. It belongs to Turners middle period, when he was fond of turbulent seascapes, which he painted
i grays and browns. St Michael's Mount Is one of the most historic spots In all England. This painting shows a
•uriu raging over the mount A small vessel has been driven ashore off the causeway. Fishermen are throwing a
He to the fated vessel. Soldiers v* the garrison, in the British uniform of about 1782, when the picture was paiuted
re ou the causeway. *
Come In and H
Victor Records
(Jet the habit of coming here regularly to hear the new Victor
Records—issued on the :28th of each month.
Some of the new ones for this month:
| '" m '*roud to He the Mother of a Boy I.lke Yon (Sterling- \
..... I H. von Tiller), I'eerlexa Uuartet I
I«T«VN J . _ V Itlln
j Well l«.W* (are of V»u \ll ("The Utile Refugees") (from i 7D«-
I "l-ads and I'ancles"> (Smith-Kent) k
l.ilnn Browi-Janm K. llMrrlaun '
| The Flame of l.ove (From "The Peasant Girl") (Atteridgo- )
177« a " ' '* rim 1) Kdun Hrow n-Jamra F. IlilrrUon . Itlla
1 My Own \ eurtluu Itote ( Plantiiosi-Glogau - MiCart lly) ( 75e
• I'aniplieli-llurr '
( Von Are the Rose ..f >I.T Heart (Allison- Kemlls I .
ITT«S "i llrury lliir,- (. 1'.""
( Runaway June (Harold Freeman) rharlea llarrlaon I
| Rverybody II«« With Me (Kahn-URoy) VmerU-an tiuartet j
177(111 - v„ u Dou't Kuon How (iliid I am to tirt Hark Home - «' n
' (Reed-Rall) Murray / '
17770 -1 My Ilird of I'aradUe (Irving Berlin) Prrrleaa tltiartet \ lOlu
I I Want to be There (Clarke-Monaco) Herbert Stuart ( 7>"e
i Hllo— Hawaiian Mareb (Hawaiian String Instruments) i
...... ' Irene Wont Ho>ul lluwiiliiinK ! Klin
i..0, J Wallana Walts (Drowsy Waters) (Hawaiian Uußar r>uet) ( 7.->c
V Pale K. David Knlll. of Irene West lloyal llawallnna .'
f Rrlahten the Corner W here Von \re (Revival Hy inn)
177«; i _ (Ogdon-Oahrlcl) Homer Itmiehemer ' Itlln
j I Wnlk With the Kin* (Revival Hymn) (Rowe-Arkley) { 73v
v Homer Rodeheaver I
Complete stock of Columbia June Records.
J. H. Troup Music House
; Mltm 1 - _
That Odd Pish, the Electric Ray, Is a
Terror in His Own Way
There is a queer fish, bearing tlie
name torpedo, that in its own peculiar j
way is a good deal a terror. This
is the torpeuo, or electric ray, a dweller
in the southern seas, which grows to a
large size, sometimes weighing seventy
or eighty pound?. This, peculiar tish ,
has a nearly circular body, a short tail
and a very small mouth.
The back is brownish in color and
the underneath parts are white.
The torpedo obtains its name from
its power of giving a violent shock, i
similar to an electric shock, to any
thing with which it comes incontact.
Whenever an enemy approaches the fish j
emits from its body a kind of electric- :
itv. which incapacitates the attacker
In capturing its food the torpcdi
finds this power of use. Being very
inactive, it cannot pursue the small lisli
which form its diet, so it lies in wait
until they swim • lose by and then !
throws out its powerful shock, which
instantly renders them helpless.
If a person touches this strange tisls 1
lie is attacked by cramp, which affects 1
the stomach, producing a kind of con
vulsion. For this reason the torpedo
is sometimes known as the "cramp
fish."—London Answers.
Oldest Chess Problem
The oldest chess problem on record
is thought to be that • ontained in an
ancient Persian manuscript attributed
to Caliph Kalifen Mutasin Billah, who
reigned i»i Bagdad A. D. 833 to 842.
But the deader would have to learn the
old rules before it was intelligible. For
example, the queen could make a move
of only one square at a time and that
on a diagonal, but a queen promoted
from a paw'n was allowed to make a i
move of two squares diagonally. The
bishop had no power over any square,
except the third front which it stood on i
its own diagonal line, but it was al
lowed to vault over any piece that hap
pened to be between. In short, it was
1 a totally different game. Chess in the
! precise form in which we know it and
j play it tb-day is a comparatively mod
ern game.—London Strand Magazine.
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