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Circulation in Harrisburg ana nearby towns Circulation Examlneo by THE ASSOCIATION OH AMERICAN ADVERTISERS. TELEPHONES BELL Private Branch Exchange, No. 3200 CUMBERLAND VALLEY C*rivate Branch Exchnr.se, - _ No. 245-246 Friday, November 13, 1914. NOVEMBER Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thtir. Fri. Sat. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 lo 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 MOON'S PHASES— Full Moon, and; Last Quarter, 10th; Vew Moon, 17th; First Quarter, 24th. WEATHER FORECASTS Jo\ a^ Harrisburg and vicinity: llain to- F night. Saturday fair and colder. ytrWT Kastern Pennsylvania: Haiti to-night, jr S WKSA '•older in north portion. Saturday fair I V]i7J;_aJ and colder. Fresh southwest to south i winds becoming strong this afternoon i* and to-night and shifting to west tSat- 1r YESTERDAY S TEMPERATURE IN IIARRISRURG Highest, s(>; lowest, 06; 8 a. m., ofi; 8 p. in., 48. DON'T STOP! DON TSTOP! DON'T STOP! Under tlie above heading a pitiful appeal has been sent out to the people of Pennsylvania to con tinue their succor of Ihe starving and helpless Bel gian people. It is a wonderfully forceful appeal. Jt goes right to tlio heart. 'lt brings a lump into the throat. 11 brings the tear to the eye. Jt cuts deep. It impels one to make answer with all of the heart's liberality and to I lit- extent of one's means. Here it is. Read it: DON'T STOP! DON'T STOP! DON'T STOP! "lunger doesn't stop. Winter doesn't stop. Suffering doesn't stop. Eveu though the war should stop to-night, Belgium's need would go on for months to come. (iive as you can! Give until your conscience is satisfied! Then start to prick the conscience of your neighbor! Life, liberty, happiness. We have life and liberty here in our peaceful homes. We have happiness only as we make others happy. "I AM HUNGRY" One lone man —lean, gaunt, weak—utters these pitiable words at your door —and you give him food. r ii Belgium this minute—and in Holland whence Belgium refugee" have fled —a million such men and a million such women and three million such children arc saying: "I am hu tigry." They are shivering in the wintry winds that already Mow. 'I heir homes are gone. Their fathers and their brothers have gone. I heir work is go,ic. Their hope is almost gone; but they forget all these things in remembering the one thing that is not gone; their iiU.NGER. That appeal ought to bring the answer from the good people of llarrisburg. They have done well. They can do better. Our belief is that they will. IJon'i stop giving! (Jive NOW! WHEN SCHOOL TEACHERS MEET Boys and girls in schools of Dauphin county have other advantages to gain from the sessions of their teachers which closed to-day in the House of Representatives than that of getting a week's holiday. The institute was held in their interests, and whatever ideas were advanced or suggestions made, were for their benefit. The teachers of the county did not gather here to plot against the life, health and pursuit of hap- of any of their pupils. They were not here tVuevise means of making lessons more difficult or assignments more uninteresting, nor were they lis tening to lectures on how to make school work more complicated in general. No. they were not here to plot against their pupiljj but to plan for them. Educators have learned that good teaching does not mean so much the compelling of children to do tasks as the transforming of tasks into pleasures. School children object to doing many things simply because there is an element of compulsion involved iri the matter. Work which they do spontaneously is work well done, because they have an interest in it. and follow rules they have learned not by rote but by heart. Realizing all this, present day educators discuss problems of school administration not to the dis advantage hut, to the advantage of the hoys and girls. Speakers told the teachers at (lie House of Representatives that they should not make school work an uninteresting routine hut should give boys and girls some freedom, some opportunity to show originality. The choiee of subjects for compositions is an instance, a matter which has been except ion ally well treated by one of the lecturers. The first gathering of school teachers in this country as an institute was in the days when schools were principally "kept," not "taught,"—in the HABKISBURG STAR-IN PEP EN DKX'l', FRIDAY EVKNI+NU, IN OV EMBER I' 6, J914. days of 1830. That was in Hartford, Conn., and the presiding officer was Noah Webster, author of the oue text-book common to all grades of all schools, the standard dictionary. There is something peculiarly appropriate in the fact that the man who called to order the first teachers' institute in the country should have been the man whose authority will be consulted by teach ers and students in this country as long as the lan guage lasts, the man whose one stupendous work is a treasure for all time, whose great accomplishment is only 100 little appreciated. Many school teachers need to get better acquainted with the first insti tute president, and then introduce him to their pupils. „ Educational methods have changed since the early days of teachers' institutes, but many of the old problems remain. Questions which have been agi tated for decades still need agitating and still take their places 011 institute programs. At the early teachers' conventions among sub jects frequently discussed were such as: "The Education of Female's" and "Proper Education far Agricultural Populations." The way in.which the former subject designates members of the fairer sex, in the cold Cooper style, indicates that to the lecturers who handled the subject school girls were about as real to them as they were to Cooper, which is to say, about as alive as mute mechanisms. The latter subject, concerning the teaching of agricul ture in rural districts, has been plentifully talked about, but the powerful words yet remain to be spoken which will put such courses in the fullest possible use. Talks at teachers' institutes have largely directed the progress of public education by creating new ideas and suggesting new procedures, but there are many matters concerning the welfare of pupiis which have uot as yet been strongly enough pre sented, and which will continue for some time to provide subjects for discussion at city, county, state and national gatherings of educators and teachers. There was no danger of a Stock Exchange panic on this Friday, the thirteenth. Kaiser \\ illielm has clipped off the upstanding ends of his mustache. Good example for American college boys. What has become of the economy talk of the City Com missioners who are now said to be considering another increase in the tax rate? Dr. Stough has got them working. We refer to the people's consciences. Some person has anonymously re turned a dollar he owed the State. Perhaps the Farnsworth Cup will turn up next. it becomes necessary again to remind persons who con tribute letters to the Star-Independent's "People's Column" that this newspapor will not print communications from writers whose identity is not revealed. A letter is at hand signed "A Presbyterian," the writer of 'whitli has failed to attach bis name to the sheet. In cases where it is re quested the names will not be printed but the Star-Inde pendent must be informed of the identity of its correspond ents before publicity will be given to the documents. This is ordinary newspaper practice. TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN SHE PITIED HER Young Wife (rather nervously)—"Oh, cook, I must really speak to you. My husband is always complaining. One day it is the soup, the second day it is the fish, the third day it is the joint. It is always something or other." Cook fwith feeling)—" Well, mum, I'm sorry for you. It must be quite awful to live with st gentleman of that sort."—Exchange. HARDLY An English colonel, at kit inspection, said to Private Flauigan: "Ha! Yes. shirts, socks, flannels, all very good. Now, ean vou assure me that all the articles of your kit have buttons on them?" "No, sir," said Private Flanigan, hesitatiug. "How's that, sir?" "Ain't no buttons on the towels, sir!"— London Tit Bits. THIS HURT HIM "Ob, doctor, I have sent for you, certainly; still, I must confess that I have not the slightest faith in modern med ical science." "Well,' said the doctor, "that doesn't matter in the least. You see, a mule has no faith in the veterinary surgeon, and yet he cures him all the same."—Exchange. SURPRISE FOR OFFICIALDOM He was a postmaster, and rats in his office were plaving havoc with registered letters. So he wrote to bis chief, and his chief wrote to his chief, and so the matter went on, till about six months later, when he was older and grayer, he received official permission to keep a couple of eats. For a month all went well, but then he was compelled to forward to headquarters this omnious message: "I have the honor to inform you that the senior cat is absent without leave. What shall I do?"« The rats were busy again, and would BOOH be eating the coin as well as the envelopes of the registered letters. It was impossible to wait another six months for official direc tions. So he took the matter into his own strong hands, and a week later wrote: "Re absent cat. I have promoted the junior cat and have taken into Government service a probationary cat on full rations." The high officials are still trembling at his audacity. Exchange. HIS EXPLANATION "There will have to be new rules made here, or I shall give notice," said the hello girl in the telephone office to '.he chief clerk. "Why, what's the trouble!" "Well, some of the things said over the wires are not fit for me to hear." "Oh, that's all right," was his flippant rejoinder. "You can't expect to work around electricity and not get shocked!"— Exchange. A BIT FAR FETCHED The firing was hot in the lines at the Aisne, but the German soldiers did not appear to relish tho peppering they were getting from the Britishers, and so kept cover. One of our menj getting tired of this excessive caution, was struck by a brilliant idea. "Waiter!" he shouted. Instantly half a score of Germans sprang up involun tarily, only to receive a volley that laid many of them low. —London Tit Bits. * v [Tongue-End T opicsj Loud Report Startles Station Much excitement was created in the Pennsylvania Railroad station the oth er afternoon when a loud report like that from a revolver caused a special policeman to detain an innocent woman for an instant after the crowd pointed her out. She was carrying, according to report, a small balloon filled with gas which was suddenly crushed in the crowd and exploded. Fingers were lev eled at the womau and a policeman grasped her arm. "Where's the gun?" he asked, thinking she had a revolver concealed in her coat. "I hnve no gun. It was a toy bal loon." she replied holding up the mute evidence, —a small bit of rubber, —in her Augers. The policeman did apt seem to be convinced very readily but close examination of tho bit of rubber satisfied him. There followed quite a lot of tears, for the vanished balloon belonged to a little boy who was toddling along with his mother. She had relieved him of it thinking to in sure its safety when passing through the station crowd. * * * Girlie Getting Early Start "Give me some samples, please," said a little girl to a drug store clerk, appeulingly. The request is a common one in drug stores, but this little beggar seemed to be more in earnest about the matter than is usually the case. "What kind of samples do you want?" asked the clerk, as though tak ing an order. "Powder and cologne, I es pecially," was tli e prompt reply. "Well, I'm sorry, but we haven't any just now. We may not got any until about Christinas time." "Then I wish you would save some for inc. I want samples awfully bad." " What's the idea?" "Why, five of us girls are going around getting samples of powder and cologne, and we're going to get all we can and then save it until we get big," came the serious answer. Smiles were exchanged as the girlio left the store. * * * Plummer's Boom for Treasurer Up in Blair county Kditor Frank Over, of the Hollidaysburg " Regis ter," has brought out former Repre sentative J. Lee i'lummer, of Holli daysburg, for the Republican nomina tion for State Treasurer in 1916. That's a pretty long way off. Mr. Pluminer was a member of the House in the sessions of 1903-5, being the chairman of the Appropriations Com mittee in 1905. For party servico he wan made the Republican nominee for State Treasurer in 1905, aud was de feated by \\ illiam H. Berry, who was then Mayor of Chester, having been elected as a Democrat. Berry was chos en for candidate by Colonel dames M. Guffey, the Democratic leader, at tho suggestion of "Sam" Hudson, a Phila delphia newspaper man, and he ran like wild fire in a clearing, defeating Plummer by a large majority. Plum mer appeared at the extra session of the House in 1906 and then retired from politics. He was a good, clean man, and it was said that lie had been intentionally put up for defeat, but there was nothing in that story. Berry was made State Treasurer, the Oapitol graft scandal wa s unearthed by him, and there were few who regretted his election. Pluminer remained quiescent until a year or so ago, when he again came to the front as the Republican leader iu Blair, and this year he was very active for his party. Now his demand that he be given tho nomination for State Treasurer. ♦ « * He Rejoices in Focht's Victory Captain John V. Miller, of Lewis burg, a clerk in the State Banking De partment, was one of the happiest men on Capitol hill over the election of Congressman Ben K. Focht. Captain Miller is a Civil war veteran with a most enviable record as a fighter, and was a member of t'iie old Fifth Penn sylvania Reserves, commanded bv Col onel Seneca G. Simmons, of Harrisburg. He is a staunch friend of the Lewis burg editor, and on election night, in Lewisburg, when it was certain that Mr. Foc'hft had been elected to take his old place in Congress, Captain Mil ler organized a procession oif one—all by himself—and marched and cheered himself hoarse. There were other pro cessions in Lewisburg at the same time, but nope so unique and interesting as this of the old soldier. J,200 INDICTED FOR VOTEFRAUD Kentucky May Beat Ohio's Record of 3,000 Disfranchisements Lexington, Ky„ Nov. 13.—i Twelve hundred indictments have been returned in Pike county on charges of elcctior! frauds, and as many more men are ex pected to be indicted before the Grand Jury finishes its investigation. A similar inquiry will begin soon in Letcher and other counties, it being al leged that the frauds were general throughout that judicial district in the election two years ago. The investigation is the most sweep ing since that in Adams county, Ohio, three years ago, when more than 3,000 voters were disqualified for similar practices. 'Punishment in this State is disfran chisement for five years and prison sentence. The Court of Appeals docid ed that the Kentucky election was fraudulent and dismissed the Circuit Judge there, appointing his opponent, who, on the face of the returns, was shown to have been defeated. Some of the most prominent men in eastern Kentucky are said to be among those indicted. The names arc not made public. Doing nothing is a lesson in doing ill.—German Proverb. tTHE GLOBE "Swagger-Whaggle" OVERCOAT 'T'HE "Swagger-Whaggle" is the mostinter- A esting overcoat that ever landed in this Big Clothing Store. It proclaims style. Every new feature about it strikes the fancy of the man who does not wish to appear too old nor yet too young—the "Swagger - Whaggle" is every- You've seen it worn by the well-dressed men, on the street, at the game or to the Big wide lapels give a certain, sturdy ap pearance to this handsome overcoat —the armhoies are extremely large—the skirt is full and roomy and drapes very gracefully. W k-baucsw. The "Swagger Whaggle" is made of those soft springy, rough fabrics and genuine handwoven Conne mara Tweeds. It has been given a waterproof treat ment which assures shapeliness and MjA protection from dampness and rain. CrJpflßF Wm m H y° u are interested in a very %JJJ wop Lwfe. B novel and serviceable overcoat, step Jr W ' n and let us show you some excep- wWg tional values at S2O and $25. . Globe-Balmacaans by the Hundreds I hat s the way we vc sold these sensible serviceable waterproofed c>;its And why because men know that GLOBE-BALMACAANS are without equal at the price. Many snappy models to seleet from in either lijjht, medium or heavy weight rough Scotchv weaves and English Tweeds. sls and S2O t Boys' Balmacaans at $7.50, $lO & $12.50 Bahnaeaans are just as popular with the boys as thev are with men— .they are cut and tailored along the same smart, snappy lines—loose swagger models with convertible collars—made of beautiful rough • Tweeds—sizes up to 18 years. Unequalled values al $7.50, SIO.OO and $12.50. Mackinaws are $5 and $6.50 Your boy need have no fear of cold weather if lie wears one of these warm, comfortable mackinaws—Norfolk style—with large shawl collar and patch pockets—made in many beautiful two-tone effects. Exceptional values at $5.00 and $0.50. Chinchilla Overcoats, $5 and $6.50 hor the little fellows J to 10 years old there is no cold weather coal that so completely answers the purpose. In Oxford, Gray, Navy and , Brown—plaid lined. Unusual values at $5.00 and $6.50. Mothers: We offer six dollars and fifty cents worth of service in GLOBE SPECIAL TWO PANTS SUITS for boys at Jjk THE GLOBE i That's Different Mrs. Kxe (complainingiy)—Such j servants as we get nowadays! Mrs. Wye j —Well, one can't expect all the vir-j tues for $4 a week, you kdow. Mrs.' Exe —But I pay $5. —Boston Tran-1 script. 1 This May Happen to You. pA\ r VMM«NP«OPfmyJUS i jjMt- c & TO THE ORDSIiO l Jft&ag^ S 3Q.U- &Q ioo nr.*,*, A » nffirfWQUSAftE JfrfskVy" DOLLARS -"-. ■•• -H:rr :'.> THE SUM OF V*—.;. J j~ N PAYMENT <C .A Q-tsA^lK^j (_ - sy a* nSjiki THK CiiasE National BANK /js^r/P*V\ „ Ct^M£QXMTM^ Mr. Kinser was among those who perished in the tire which entirely de stroyed the Missouri Athletic Club, St. Louis, resulting in the loss of 33 lives, lie was insured under the GENERAL Accident's Utopia- Policy paying double in demnity for injuries caused by burning buildings. ACCIDENT INSURANCE IN THE GENERAL ACCIDENT Is the Maximum of Protection to Your Family » , I. MILLER, Gen. Agt. 103 N. Second St. * - The Business Instinct j The business man noticed that tiie i friend he was talking to continually j examined his watch. "Dqn't let me keep you," he said, "if you have an appointment." "Oh, no," said the other. "I sent —■ | 1 lie wife to London tbis morning on a visit and took the precaution oi.' in juring her at the booking oflice of 500 pounds. J am just thinking that I shall know in another twenty-five minutes if I have 500 pounds or a wife.''—Man cliesttv Guardian.