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Stye (EttaUwUed in J876) Published b - THE STAR PRINTING COMPANY, ' /" Stsr-Independent Building, W-tO-11 South Third Street, Harrisburg, Pa* ■very Bvening Except Sunday Officer I; Direcrwi . BBMJJIIV F. METIM. «JOHN L. L. KOHN. President. WM. W. Wallowir, „ _ .. Vfce President. w " K «■"*»• Wm. K Miters, Secretary and Treaaurer Wm W. Wallowik. I Wu 11. WARN-er. V. Hummel Bekobaus, JR , Business Manager. Editor. All comniunica'ioiu should be addressed to Star Inokpbndent, Business. Editorial. Job Printing \>r Circulation Department, according to the subject matter. Entered at the Post Office In Harrisburg as •ceond-clasi matter. Benjamin & Kentnor Company. New York and Chicago Representatives. New York Offlee, Brunswick Building, 225 Fifth Avenue. Chicago Office, People's (las Building. Michigan Avenue. Delivered by carriers at 6 cents a week. Mailed to subscriber; for Three Dollars • /ear iu ad'ance. THE STAR INDEPENDENT The paper with the largest Homt. Circulation In Harrisburg and nearby towns. Circulation Examlneu by THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN ADVERTISERS. TELKPHONESi BELL Private Branch ■xohang*. No. 3280 CUMBEMLAND VALLEY Private Branch Exchange, • No. 148.246 •— ■ ■ - ~ Wednesday, October 1-1, l«14. OCTOBER Sun. 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 2 0 21 22 23 24 25 28 27 28 29 " 30 31 MOON'S PHASES— Full Moon, 4th; Last Quarter. 12th; New Moon, 10th; First Quarter, 25th. y"' WEATHER FORECASTS i Harrisburg and vicinity: Unsettled ' ' weather, probably rain touight or p Thursday. Not much change in tern i Eastern Pennsylvania: Unsettled to-night, probably rain in southeast por tion. Thursday partly cloudy. Mod — py erate northeast winds. YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG Highest. 64; lowest, SO; 8 a. m., 55; 8 p. m., 60. THE INDICTMENT OF PRINZIP The assassin who iired the shot that was heard "round the world and killed the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, aroused the wrath of'the Austrian na -lioii and brought about the awful war that is now raging in Europe, has been indicted iu Sarajevo. Misguided patriotism led the wretch, Prinzip, not only to kill the Archduke but to turn his murder ous weapon on the Archduchess and make her his second victim, in the ordinary course of events the murderer and his accomplices would have met the fate that all assassins deserve, and the affair would have been of no especial wonder—certainly not of sufficient importance to excite the outside world more than momentarily. But what followed was what led to the most ter rible war this world has ever seen. The Austrian Kmperor made demands on Servia which Servia did not. graut. Whether Austria was .justified in these demands or whether Servia was justified in refusing to grant them are questions on which the world is divided. At any rate Servia's refusal meant war, which was speedily declared by Austria. Russia sprang to the aid of Servia: Germany to the aid of Austria, and France and England to the aid of those engaged in fighting Austria and Germany, and the greatest coufliet of the world was on. Meanwhile tlie insignificant wretch who caused it all languished in a cell in Sarajevo, and it is at this late day that it is cabled that he has been indicted. What good will it do to execute him now? It will neither stop the war nor give the old Austrian Em peror the vengeance he sought. What a pity it is that such miserable creatures can cause so much misery in this world by the assas sin 's bullet! In our own country Booth, Giteau and Czolgosz; in Europe, Prinzip, none of whose lives can compensate in the most remote way for the con sequences of their insane acts. THE ONLY SAFE WAY A statement of timely importance in view of the constantly increasing use of the automobile has just been issued by the Baltimore and Ohio railroad with the purpose of making motor car "tourists more cautious in crossing railroad tracks and thus reducing the loss of life from grade crossing acci dents. The views of the railroad are interesting and worthy of reproduction. They are as follows: There should he a solemn warning to all drivers of motor vehicles in the circumstances which led to the death of Mrs. Haines Harlan, her two children and nurse and the serious injury of the hußband and father when the autoino bile in which thev were riding was struck by a train at Singerly, Md., a few days ago. of tiie Haitimore and Ohio railroad are directing the attention of motorists siid all others who use the public highways to the distress ing accident in an effort to urge persons first to ascertain whether the tracks are busy before a railroad is crossed. Jt. is reported that when the crossing at Singerly was ap proached by the automobile a locomotive bell was ringing and that the machine "Mopped to heed the warning, but on looking down the track it was observed that an approaching freight train was far enough away to permit the party to cross. Just- as the automobile was proceeding over the crossing it was struck by an express train which passed in an opposite direction. It is supposed that the presence of the second train was not known to the ill-fated autoists. They were hurled back in front of the freight train and ' the bodies of the women and children'were mangled almost beyond recognition. The railroad officials realize that the action of the father in attempting to cross the tracks ahead of the train was not in the spirit of a chance-taker or to endanger the lives of those who were nearest and dearest to him. The circumstances of two trains being iu the same FLARBISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 14, 1914. crossing circuit and going in the opposite directions may not occur again with fatal results during the existence of the rail road, but it is frequently the untoward circumstances which causes a railroad accident. It was not due to a mechanical failure that the automobile was struck, for the crossing was protected by automatic signals which were working and were observed, although the warning does not seem to have been heeded. The lesson drawn from the accident by rail road officials is the importance to motorists and travelers on the highways that they refrain from crossing the tracks in the face of warning signals, for there may be no way of ascertaining the imminence of danger and the delay is seldom more than for a few minutes at tho longest. The railroad company's purpose in thus trying to impress the idea of greater caution on the minds of auto drivers is a proper one and it is hoped will have its effect in reducing the number of grade crossing collisions so long as grade crossings exist. The statement, nioreover, brings to mind what is far more important and that is the question "what is the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad itself doing to remove the danger to auto tourists!" The statement shows, it is true, that the company has provided mechanical signals which were work ing as intended at the crossing at Singerly, but the fact that the terrible tragedy referred to could have occurred despite the presence of these signals amounts simply to another unanswerable argument in favor of the elimination of grade crossings. The danger will exist as long as railroads cross high ways at the same level. While it is wise for auto mobilis'ts to heed the warning given by the Malti more and Ohio, it is far more important that that company, and all other railroad companies that have not already done so, eliminate the peril in the only sure way by making the deadly grade crossing a thing of the past. All hail the champion Bean! •Philadelphia newspapers will please turn their column rules. In death they are not divided. I hat "SIOO,OOO infield" will probahlv be offered nt the bargain counter now at a marked-down figure. It s all over. The "fans" tan pull up the covers and go to sleep until the frost is out of the ground uext spring. The broadest smile in all the land will be found 011 the face of John Kinle.v Tener, President of the National Base ball league and Governor of Pennsylvania. The war between the Ariny and Navy about that football game is not likely to be carried to the point of a bombard ment of West Point or Annapolis. TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN ON THE EASTERN FRONTIER Little Miss Russia Sat on poor Prussia Using her Kurds on the way; Hut a terrible Teuton Started to Bhootin' And shooed those Kurds far awav. —Public Ledger. THRIFT NECESSARY "Tell me, dearest—would you marry a spendthrift?" "Surely—if he had the thrift."—Judge. SHE LACKS INTELLIGENCE A Missouri man says he has been married 4 2 years and his wife believes everything he tells her. We have a cer tain kind of administration for trustful confidence of that kind, but in times like these men uced more intelligent wives.—Houston Post. BORROWING TROUBLE "De objection about borrowin' trouble," said Uncle F,ben, "is dat de real owner ain' never g'ineter bother 'bout comin' around an' takin' it off yoh hands."—W&skineton Star. REAL-LIFE ROMANCE In real life one sometimes gets the whole of a romance and sees it result in the loading lady thereof cooking for boarders.—Atchison Globe. LONG-FELT WANT "Don't you believe that the war censor is a good thing?" "I suppose so; but what this country needs is a married man appointed to censor bargain advertisements."—Hous ton Post. FASHIONABLE PENMANSHIP "Looks like a futile transaction all around." "What are you kicking about now?" "This fad for large handwriting. My daughter got a box of expensive paper from a young man and used it all up writing him a note of thanks."—Judge. THE IDEAL CENSOR Would that a censor might be found Whose methods could be reaching .Misinformation passed around As wise and lofty teaching. Washington Star. IMPORTANT PRECAUTION "Are you mixed up iu this disturbance?" asked the policeman. "No," replied the law-abiding citizen. "I'm neutrnl." "Then why ilo you want to talk to mo?" "f want my neutrality definitely understood. I don't desire to take a chance on what sometimes happens to the innocent bystander."—Washington Star. ALL THE COMFORTS OF WAR She —"How 9>ill those poor soldiers keep warm this winter?" He —"Oh, the shell fire vyill keep them from freezing." —Public Ledger. I HOW IT HAPPENED "How did the cashier of your bank get into jailf" "Left the V off speculation."—Public Ledger. WHAT WE NOTE Anyway, .nobody is offering a free trip to Europe for being the most popular something or other. —Public Ledger. A MODERN SOLOMON "I have seven wives," explained the unspeakable Turk to the interviewer. "Great Caesar! How do you manage to pay your dress maker's bills?" "I married dressmakers, son of an infidel."—Public Ledger. THE PLAINT OF THE PESSIMIST "Half the world doesn't know how the other half lives." "But it has its suspicions."—Public Ledger. | Tongue-End Topics | Von Steuben's Aid to America The members of a party of visitors to'the Capitol were looking at the pic tures in the House of Representatives and were particularly interested in the Abbey painting showing an officer drilling the ragged soldiers in the snow at Valley Forge during the Revolution ary war. "Who is the officer drilling the j troops?" asked a woman of the party. "That," said a man of the party in i the absence of a •Oapitol guard, "is Friedrieh Wilhelm August Heinrich I Ferdinand Baron von Steuben, the ! Prussian officer seut here by the Prus j sian Emperor Frederick the Great to j give General Washington and his I troops pointers in military tactics. He | was a lieutenant general in tho Seven I Years' war, retiring at the close of that long struggle. In 17 77 he was sent by Frederick the Great to help the American people in their struggle for independence. That is one of the reasons why the American people j should sympathize with Germany in its present struggle." The man who really knew was list ening intently to the" lecturer on the picture, and at this juncture broke in with: "You are off your base on .Baron von Steuben being sent to this coun try by Frederick the Great to help the American people. He was not in the Prussian army in 1777, but he was persuaded by American colonial repre sentatives in France to come to this country where his splendid discipline and ability as an organizer were at once recognized by Washington, who had him made inspector general of the army." And as there was nobody else there who knew •all about it, the series of lectures ended. * * ♦ Had to Get Standard Measure Harry D. Reel, the Oity Sealer of Weights and Measures, says that peo ple who buy in the stores and markets are waking up gradually to the fact that laws have been made to protect them from short weights and measures, and those who know are quick to warn dealers that they must obey these laws. He relates an incident in an uptown market where a man selling chestnuts was measuring them in a can that really represented no standard meas ure. A woman watching the dealer very plainly told him that he ought to get a real measure and if he didn't somebody would catch hint and he wou'ld get into trouble. The man hustled to a nearby store and protect ed himself by the purchase of a legal measure. Mr. Reel says the general disposition on the part of dealers is to use honest weights and measures, but t°hcre are some weighing machines that can weigh both honestly and dis honestly. In his office is a grocer's scales which can be made to weigh fair jby placing the weight in the exact center of the plate. By placing the weight near the edge of the plate it over balances like weight on the other part of the scales, showing that a dis ; honest dealer can cheat a little on a j seemingly fair scales. Scores of dis ! honest weights and measures have beeu , destroyed by Mr. Reel, and all that he captured as not up to standard are re tained and demolished. Remove the i temptation to cheat and the consumer I gets what is his due. *.• Talks of "Investigating" McCormick Senator Charles B. Snyder, of Schuyl kill county, was at the capitol this morning on business connected with several departments, and indicated that lie had been following the political campaign pretty closely. "It is a very lively campaign," ; said Senator Snyder, "but after it is all over there may still he some lively times. I understand that Vance C. Mc- Cormick, the Democratic candidate for Governor, made a personal attack on Senator Crow and me in a speech at Muncv last night, holding us up to scorn from his point of view, and in timating that we are bold, bad men. "Suppose we put that boot on the other foot," resumed Senator Snyder, "and when the Legislature meets it is quite likely that a resolution will be introduced in the Senate providing "for the creation of a committee 'to inves tigate the manner in which Mr. Mc- Cormick obtained his nomination, the manner in which vast sums of money are said to have been expended in his behalf, both in the Spring primaries and during the present campaign. Wo may investigate his liberal expendi- FREE TO ASTHMA SUFFERERS A >e»v Home ( urf Thot Anyone Can tup Without Dlacontfort «r I.okn off Time We have a New Method that cures Asthma, and we want you to try It at our expense. 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It might be very interesting to the people of this State to learn these campaign secrets which are now under cover. The people may want to know how and who expended the money, and for what pur pose. It would be a perfectly legiti mate investigation." Wants Comfort Station in Lebanon Lebanon, Oct. 14.—1n an interview here, tho Rev. Dr. T. E. Schwank, pas tor of Salem Lutheran church, strong ly advocated the need of a public com fort station and suggested that the property at the rear of the court house should be used for the purpose. It was also Dr. Schwank who suggested to city councilmen that wood blocks be used for paving in this eity. Three Bitten by Mad Cat Pottsville, Pa., Oct. 14.—Mrs. John Walsh and daughter and Elmer Hcrpug, of Union township, were bitten by a cat which had hydrophobia. They will be given the Pasteur treatment at the county hospital at Schuylkill Haven. To All Merchants:-- YOU are invited by this newspaper to join in a national business boosting plan known as Newspaper Window Display Week. Next week October 19-24, is the time and every merchant is urged to be ready for the great demonstration. Make a list of all the articles in your store that are advertised by the manufacturers in this and other good newspapers. Put these articles in your windows next week and paste up a couple of the signs which this newspaper will send you upon the receipt of a card from you or a phone message. This is a good time to reach out after more business. The window display plan will be a busi ness-getter. It will bring customers who read of these standard articles in newspaper advertise ments into your store to buy them. It will encourage manufacturers who do not advertise their products for your benefit to use newspaper space to create popular demand for the goods you sell. Any time a man or woman comes into your store to ask for an article advertised in • newspapers you have an opportunity to make a permanent patron. , It means money in the cash register to join in the window display movement. Beginning Next Monday See that Your Win dows Are Alive With the Products of National Distribution Advertised by the Makers in the Star-Independent and other Daily Papers. MASONS HOLM BANQUET Brownstone Lodge, of Hummelstown, Appropriately Celebrates the Fourth Anniversary of Organization (Special to the Star-Independent.) Hummelstown, Oct. 14. —After the regular meeting of the Brownstone Lodge No. C 66, P. and A. M., of Hum melstown, in the Farmers' bank build ing last evening all adjourned to RuflHs elegant hall, where a banquet was held to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the lodge. More than one hundred per sons were present from Harrisiburg, Lebanon, Middletown, Hershey, Millers iburg and Elizabetlvtown. A splendid menu was provided. William H. Earnest was toastmaster and toasts were responded to by Mar tin L. Hershey, worshipful master; Charles V. Glynn, senior warden; Nor man S. Helff, junior warden; Samuel J. M. McCarrell, P. M., of Robert Burns Lodge No. 464, Harrisburg; John E. Snyder, P. M., Lamberton Lodge No. 4 76, Lancaster; Prank B. Wickershara, P. M., Robert Burns Lodge No. 464, Harrisburg, aud J. George Brecht, P. M., Muncy Lodge No. 299, Miuncy. The committee on arrangements was composed of the following; William H. Earnest, chairman; William C. Ba ker, I. Clarence Brb, George E. Copea haver and Olinton M. Hershey. The following is a list of the officers of the lodge: Worshipful master, Mar tin L. 'Htershev; senior warden, Charles V. Glynn; junior warden, Norman 8. Helff; treasurer, Clinton M. Hershey; secretary, Earl B. Mays; chaplain, Paul J. Dundorf; senior deacon, Hen ry M. Horst; junior deacon, Robert W, Strunk; senior master of ceremonies, Nile W. Crist; junior master of cere monies, Prank C. Witmer; pursuivant, George H. Breckenmaker; trustees, Wil liam H. Earnest, William C. Baker ami Edwin M. Hershey; representative in Grand Lodge, Titus W. Pegely; tyler, David McHolland. At the close of tihe banquet " Auld Lang Syne" was sung 'by the members and their guests. Lebanon Man Wants Pardon Lebanon, Oct. 14.—With the hope of securing a pardon for Vincente Fig uerson, who was convicted of aggra vated assault and battery with intent to kill his wife, by a jury at the Sep tember criminal court in this city. Ma jor .T. M. Shindel and Attorney W. C. Oraeff will appear on October 21 at a meeting of the Board of Pardons at Harrisburg and plead their client's case.