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' Circulation Examlnro by THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN ADVERTISERS. > TELEPHONES' BILL " Private Branch Kaoliangs. No. 3250 _ _ CUMBERLAND VALLEY Pvlvato_Branoh Eachange, No. M4S-24S Monday, February 8/ 1015. FEBRUARY Bun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Frl. Sat. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 'lB 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 MOON'S PHASES— Last Quarter. 7th; New Moon, 13th; First Quarter, 21st. * WEATHER FORECASTS f ' MfLgHB Harrisburg and vicinity; Fair to night and Tuesday. Lowest tempera- ture to-night about 22 degrees. Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair to night and Tuesday. Not much change in tem per*ture. Moderate west winds. YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURO Highest. 37; lowest, 30; 8 a. m., 34; 8 p. m., 30. A DOCTOR S DEVOTION TO DUTY Physicians as a elass are noted for their willing ness to go almost anywhere at almost any time to lend their services to the suffering. It is impressed on the prospective doctor, when he still is in the medical school, that a part of the doctor's duty4s to sacritice his own comfort and even to brave great dangers to serve his fellow-man in a professional capacity, and the medical student who does not indicate a disposition to accept this as a part of his hounden duty is seldom encouraged to continue in the training that will make hinra doctor. Stories are common of the country doctors who get out of their beds in the middle of the night to drive miles through blizzards to minister to dying patients or patients threatened with death, and even the heroic roles in which they often are de picted on the "movie" screens are seldom exagger ations. We frequently read, too, of the bravery of the city doctor and how he responds to the call of the distressed, no matter how much of a hardship it imposes on him, —the ambulance surgeon, for * instance, who arrives at a big tire as soon as the firemen get there and braves great dangers to render professional service to those who have fallen in smoke-filled cellars or who are in need of "first aid" in tottering fire-swept ruins. Such stories are more or less familiar to the news paper reading public, but now comes the news of what is perhaps a brand new role of danger to be filled by a doctor. We refer to the dispatches from Fire Island, X. Y„ telling how Dr. W. Franklin Wood, of Bay Shore, rode through a storm in a breeches buoy, half in and half out of the ice-eapped waves, to reach the stranded bark Hougomont, whose skipper was too ill to be brought to shore in the rope-rigged apparatus in which his crew had been removed. The winds and the waves would have meant sure death to the skipper had he been exposed to them by a trip in the breeches buov and it would have meant death, too, if hefcere deprived of the services of a physician. So the plucky Dr. Wood, "land lubber" though he was, without hesitation threw off his overcoat, slipped into the buoy belt and was shot out through the foam to the top of a mast whence he made a perilous descent to the deck. 'I hen, dodging waves that were breaking across the vessel, he made his way to the cabin below, gave that the sick man needed and returned by the perilous way he came. Yet Dr. Wood's brave act is only what almost any doctor would have undertaken if called upon to do so. More is the credit to the good and true fellows who make up the greater part of the ranks of the medical men. RELIGION'S PLACE IN COLLEGES That college students in this country, with their studies, their athletics and their social diversions, have no time for religious activities is a mistaken impression, judging from accounts which come at times from institutions of higher learning regard ing the growing interest being manifested by the boys in devotional exercises and Bible study, con ducted generally bv the college Young Men's Chris tian Associations. At the University of Pennsylvania, for instance, the Y. M. C. A., which has become the Christian organization of the school, has charge of chapel ex- ; ereises, conducts Bible study classes which meet regularly in dormitory rooms, directs the Philadel phia university settlement, maintains a medical school in China, and, iu short, is regarded as tile I . \ , • "' ~ * • "" - ' HARRISBURO STAR-INDEPENDENT. MONDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 8, 1915. Christian church iu action among the student*. The 1,422 members of the association are drawn from a student body representing forty nations and twenty-five religious denominations, and all are working as one harmonious organization. It has been pointed out that the college students interested in religious activities are to a large ex tent made up of the best athletes, the keenest stu dents and the most popular fellows of the various institutions. These boys, fai from excluding Bible study and devotional exercises from among their other activities, regard such work as a rare oppor tunity to do good. ' When boys leave their homes for colleges and universities they leave behind them any religious influences which may have been operating upon them, through their homes and their churches, but in the institutions of higher learning these days they invariably come into contact with good influ ences which may be even more effective than the old ones—influences arranged especially to act upon young men of their own sort. A college football game provides an example of enthusiasm tlwt can be manifested by a crowd of boys having a common interest, and it is not diffi cult to understand how there can be developed ardor for religious work among many of the same boys when they gather in Christian organizations specifically for that purpose. IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHO IS KISSED A Washington man has brought snit against a theatrical company for $1,500 damages, charging that during a performance in a playhouse "four actresses committed assault upon him with intent to kiss,"' and that one of the so-called "Rosebuds" actually accomplished her purpose. He says that his wife was sitting by his side and that the affair caused him great mental pain and distress. We can readily understand that a respectable married man who, with altogether honorable inten tions, attends a show in wthich there are "Rose buds,* would not by any means welcome the piti less publicity which must accompany»the bestowal upon him of one of the kisses. Easier still is it to realize that a man so situated would resent the favor shown him if he felt himself penetrated through and through by the empkatie disapproval of the spouse at his side. It was certainly not the nature of the sho\v girl's kiss that caused the Washington man mental pain and distress, since that is not what a pretty girl's kiss is calculated to produce, but it must rather have been the understanding that his wife was manifesting disfavor and that the audience could see it and was enjoying it. , Clearly the "Rosebuds" are to blame for having selected as a victim of their assaults a well-trained married man instead of some susceptible youth nearby who was probably feeling inclined at the time to sue the producing company because the kissers had missed him. Keeping us out of the war is not the least of President Wilson's troubles. It often is true that the older and prouder a family is the less it actually has to be proud of. Mosquitos already have appeared in Bayonne, New Jer sey. which reminds us that even a much-longed-for early spring has its drawbacks. Perhaps the Allentown gravedigger who committed sui cide because he found work slack for those of his*calling was prompted by a desire to start a boom in the industry. The church folk of Beading have become so bitterlv divided on the subject of the location of the Stough tab ernacle in that city that it must be concluded there is a rare opportunity in the Bj-rks county metropolis for the evangelist to teach the principles of brotherly love. TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN HOW TIMES CHANGE! We city folk remember the former contempt of the farmer for the passing automobile. And now the farmer, when he comes to town, has his own opinion about the pedestrian who gets in his way.—Cincinnati Times-Star. HER RETIRING DISPOSITION Borleigh (at 11.40) —"Do you know I always thought you had a retiring disposition?" - Miss Weereigh (stifling a yawn)—" Not exactly, Mr. Borleigh; but I must confess to a disposition t'o retire."— Boston Transcript. HOW HE WON OUT "So he won her by fighting with his rival. I shouldn't think such a little shrimp of a fellow could put up much of a battle." "Oh, he got licked; that's what made him solid with her—that'* just like a woman, you know."—Florida Times- Union. INDEBTED TO UNCLE SAM A Boston tourist who was staying at Stratfor.l on-Avon said to his landlord one morning: "Who is this Shakespeare of whom one hears so much in this town? Was he a very great mant" "Lor, sir," was the reply, "he warn't thoughtinothing on a few years ago. It's the Americans as has made 'itn what 'e is."—Pittsburgh Gazette Times. THE BALLAD AUTOMOBILIOUS The gas tank's full of gasoline, The crank case full of oil; Prom top to tire, the whole machine Spring* eager to its toil. The top and both are down, In rush the sun and wind; They smooth away my furrowed frown N And drive care from my mind. % The engine's purr, the hilm of gears All blend and make me feel A newer music of the spheres, A symphony of steel. * • Before me lies the broad highway Through village, wood and farm; It lures me on, and I obey Its overwhelming charm. No more I sigh, like Mercury, To fly on winged heel. For Vuleart with new sorcery Has forged me wings of steel. —Cleveland Plain Dealer. WHAT CONSTITUTES AN ELK? BY COLONEL WILLIAM H. XIBTER What constitutes an Elkt Pause And ponder well the lofty cause Of Klkdora and its aims of high) Kndeavor, ere you make reply! The ribald jest? The cynic sneer? ; The tongue-of malice and the ready ear* The mind that grovels iu the mire \ Of sodden sense and low desire? \ Are these the makipg of a man? Are these in keeping with the plan Whereby the marvels grand are wrought Of noble act and tender thought? The purest and noblest, the highest and best. Should e'er be the goal of a true brother's quest: Great things that are the things to be earned. And the things that degrade are the things to be spurned Revere yourself, look aloft, persist, And soon shall disappear the mist Of doubt and cant, ignoble aim. And virtue be fanned to golden flame. Then opens the soul to humanity's need. To tlie feet that falter and the hearts that bleed, To the frail and the weak, to Poverty's call; And sweet charity's hand is extended to all. Alas! the many who dread the morrow n Because to-day is weighted with sorrow; So unlock the door of your heart, my brother, For the deed that will lighten the loan of another. Who can measure the limitless plan Of the deeds we can do for our fellow man ? Mankind's high tribute to B. P. O. E. Shall endure through time and eternity. f \ | Tongue-End Topics | Making British Officers The question of military training in the schools is now a live one in all parts of Britain, and the chief agitators are not army men but teachers. Lack of proper material for officers to take the place of those killed anil injured at the front and to supply Kitchener's hu'se new army and the inadequately officer ed territorial force, is one of the most serious problems of the war. All of the higlier schools have been called on for subalterns, as the British "Tommy"' objects to serving under any officer not born a "gentleman." The teachers feel that they were in a sense to b'ame for not having given their students some elemental preliminary training , further than that of the small student officers' Swiss Military Training At a nOeeting of the Incorporated As sociation of Headmasters in the Lon don Guildhall, F. 11. Templar said in regard to the New Zealand system of universal military training in the schools: "While conscription produces mili tarism. national training destroy? it. The citizen soldier is a man whose every interest is bound up with the maintenance of peace." Another speaker pointed out that military drill and rille shooting are compulsory in the Swiss schools, yet lie asked who could accuse the Swiss ot' militarism. A resolution declaring that military training in the schools would save the country from having to im provise an army in war time by pro viding a reservoir of partly' trained men, was passed with only a few dis senting vutes. * 0 * v A "Self-Made" Clergyman The Rev. H. S. McClelland, B. A., B. D.. who has been called from the East Findhley Congregational church to the leading church of that sect in Glas gow, Scotland, began life as an office boy in Fleet street on a salary of five shillings a week. As men who have worked up from $1.25 a week and paid their way through the university are less numerous in England than in the I'nited States, his promotion has at-, tracted considerable notice in the Lon don press. McClelland was born in Bel fast in ISB2. His father's goiwji 011 the stage early caused an estrangement in the family, and when his mother died he and his brother were adopted by grandfather, a Belfast linep man ufacturer. The grandfather was sternly religious and punished the future pastor on one occasion for whistling on the Sabbath. The boy was »ent to a Quaker school. On his grandfather's death, he went to London to make his own for tune when 14 vears old. • . • Got Wide Business Experience As $1.25 a week was not'enough to keep him. he found a family willing to board him on credit. Soon he found a job as salesman in a book store at 15 shillings a week, then with a big firm of tea merchants, where he became a secretary to one of the partners. This suggested the tea business for himself. He found he could make more as a drummer for a wholesale perfumery Omega Oil Sore Throat and Cold inchest First rub the chest or throat with Omega Oil; then soak a piece of flan nel with the Oil and put it around the neck or throat, and cover with a piece of dry flannel. This simple treatment usually civet relief. Trial bottle 10c. house. Then it was. at the ago of 19, that he determined to educate himself. With a capital of SSOO which he had saved, he entered Nottingham College, where ho soon won a scholarship. After taking his B. A. there, Jie entered New College, London, where he was largely supported by scholarships, taking an essay prize for three years and the jubilee medal at the- end. The engage ment of the Rev. Mr. McClelland to the daughter of Sir Andrew Torrenee, formerly a member of Parliament, was announced recently. The Passing of the Chinese Queue The Manchu Imperial Family, has agreed to lay aside its official robes and to assume instead the official dress of the Chinese Republic—the frock coat and silk hat. The present Buipress Dow nier, who is to all intents regent for the disposed Jjoy Emperor, has also been pursuaded by the government of President Yuan to permit any palace servant who prefers short hair to dis pense with his queue. The Manchus of the palaee are as a class the only people in Pekin who still wear the so-called pig tail. Princes when serving at the court always appear in their robes and wearing a queue; but the queue in a number of cases is false, and when the princes appear elsewhere they are gen erally in ordinary Chinese dress or in foreign clothes with their hair cropped short. The servants, however, have been loathe to change without sanction from the Empress Dowager. PKIEON CROSSES OCEAN Rears Message Presumably From Sol dier in Eelgium to Wife Wilkes-Barre, Pa.. Ffb. 8. —A ear rier pigeon dropped from the roof of a building here and Fred Ja<'t)ibs, wlio found it, discovered n pff;>er tied about the bird's neek, which evidently was a message of a German soldier in the Bel gium trenches to his wife. Tbo mes sage read as follows: "Dear wife, I aim alive anil wril in the trenches of Belgium, buit your brother ha.-, been killed." There was no signature to iiheiwte the identity <*f the man .wtlio wrote this little tragedy of war. The pigeon showed evidences of long flight, and the injury Do the wing seemed torhave been received shortly before the bird was picked up. The mes sage was written in English and wrap ped in the heading of a German news paiper, and the date line of the paper was Saxony, December, —, the day of month missing. BANDITS ROB ONLY THE MEN Four Mask Wearers Hold Up Palm Beach Train in Florida , | West Palm Beach, Fla., Feb, 18. The Palm Bench Limited train of the Florida East Coasrt Railroad, bound from Jacksonville to Miami, was board ed by four masked men at Stuart, Fla., early last nig'ht and male passengers on the observation platform were robbed of money and jewelry. No attempt was made to molest women passengers. They were forced, however, to enter the car. After completing their search of the men, the robbers made their, way through the car, where they found that a brakeman hati> locked the front door. , Revolvers were turned on the brake man and he was ordered to pull the bell ! cord to stop the train. When it was | slewed down the band jumped to/* the I ground and escaped. It is not known how much mone.v j and jewelry the robbers obtained, but it is not believed the amount is large. Posses are searching for the men. BAN OX SUNDAY SKATING Pittsburgh .Residents Arrested by Mayor Armstrong's Order Pittjibungh, Pa., Feb. 8. —By placing a ban on Sunday skating in the city parks, Mayor Joseph G. Armstrong has stirred up a hornet's nest among the open-Sunday advocates. Carnegie Lake and Panther Hollow Lake, crowded by skates on Sundays heretofore, were deserted yesterday, al though the ice was in excellent condi tion for sport. The permission given formerly was revoked Sat unlay by the Mayor on representations made by the Rev. Dr. George W. Shelton, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church, and oth«r ministers. Dr. Shelton said the committee was setf-appointed, and its action resulted from a resolution adopt ed by the Ministerial Association. Dele gations representing anti-Sabbatarians will visit the Mayor. IT PAYS TO USE STAR- - INDEPENDENT WANT ADSH THE GLOBE'S FEBRUARY FINAL CLEARAWAY This is our clean-up month. Every stitch of winter goods in the store will be sold this month regardless of former prices or values. Men's and Young Men's Suits )> and Overcoats, Values to sls L a«*9.75 ■ SUITS to please every individual taste and B requirement—to tit men of every buud —Silk I Mixed Worsteds, Fancy Cheviots and plain H and fancy Serges, |l ELEGANT OVERCOATS in fancy Mix ■ tures and Black—Double Breast Shawl Collar 5 Chinchillas and those Swagger Balmaeaan * Overcoats in nobby effects. EXTRA SPECIAL 22 Heavy Weight Fancy Mixed Overcoats, Of" nn values to $lB. Special Monday and Tues- o*|'UU day, : V Men's $3.00 Trousers are Now $1.85 No limn can afford to "pass up" such a chance —the saving is big—the trousers are our regular values. THE GLOBE SAFETY Tg7FIRST (UNDER AN AHItA.WK.MKXT WITH TllK DEPA ItTMKNT OK LA HO R AND INDUSTRY THE STAR-INDKPENOENT PRINTS EACH MONDAY A PRACTICAL ARTICLK HEARING ON THE "SAI' KTY FIRST" -MOVEMENT OR KINDRED SUBJECTS, PREPARED BY THAT BRANCH OF THE STATE GOVERN MEN'T, OK WHICH COMMISSIONER JOHN PRICE JACKSON IS THE HEAD.) During the past year, the Department of LiObor and Industry has made a study of immigrant conditions in tho State, It has been found that in the great majority of towns having a con siderable number of immigrants, the latter have practically neglected as a component part of the town body. They have only been noticed when on occa sions tihey have interfered with the safety and comfort of the American group of residents. If safety means anything, it means safety for all, and especially safety for those most in need of protection. There is no group of people in our State in greater need of protection than our im migrants. Foreign workmen, newly ar rived, settle in town according to the possibilities for jobs. For lonlg periods of time they live unnoticed by the rest of the community until extreme condi tions of-disorder or sanitation in their homes arouse the other group to action for self-defense. At the first arrival of immigrants in a town, it has been a temptation to real estate owners to house them in build ings in worst repair in the community. The excuse is that the worst housing here is better than that which the for eigners of our present immigration have at home; also that there is no need ot' housing them better, because they abuse the privileges of good housing, and, therefore, it is a careless waste of money to put them into houses that will rapidly deteriorate because of their presence. When there is not the deliberate in tention to give foreigners the leavings of town properties, perhaps off cast mansions, broken-down factory build ings, or old mills, etc., there is found a lack of preparedness that gives the same results. Sometimes immigrants come in large numbers to a town be cause of a good industrial opportunity. The employers do not provide in ad vance for these workmen; so upon their arrival, they must find accommodations wherever possible. Their social disparity from the majority of the residents of a community forces them into its worst quarters, usually into slum districts, if the town is large. There is no denying that the foreign ers coming of recent years to this conn try ai»d to our State, are of a type so different from un, that they do, from our standpoint, abuse the privilege of good housing. However, because of their What You Expect—and Receive In transacting business of any kind, whether in a financial institution or a store you have a right to expect good service, When transacting business with this institution you get good service. Although your account may not be large, your patron age ' !1 be valued and your affairs handled promptly and carefully. Our offices are conveniently located in the center of the business district—S. E. Corner Third and Market streets. groat economic value, we are glad to have this type of immigrants. Thev make splendid workmen; therefore, it would seem that in return for their value to us in our industry, we should be of service to them in their homes. It has been found from many ex amples that, in towns where pood hous ing has been supplied to the foroign residents, together with—and this is the more important matter—a program , of social education, great satisfaction I exists among the foreign groivp; they I show great ambition to live up to i American standards, and to keep their homes in the good condition suggested I by their American brothers. In one town the houses occupied by immigrants were cheaply built and in t>ad repair. There was so much drunk enness and disorder and consequent dis comfort and sometimes even danger, to the rest of the people, that an experi enced social worker was called in from another State to make a survey of con ditions in order to ascertain how things cotffd be remedied. The first condition his experienced eye saw in need of cor rection was the (houses. They had been so cheaply built and so badly finished th(it through the winter they were in adequate protection from the weather. According to his suggestion, the houses were all relined with plaster board. This one correction of conditions imme diately raised Che standard of living more than fifty per cent. The people became at once more contented and filled with a satisfying spirit that the American people were trying to help them. Physicial comfort is at the basis of contentment of spirit. Since the safety of our own people depends to a growing extent upon the contentment existing among the great masses of foreigners that are living in our country, we need to see to it that they are made com fortable. It has been found that the expense occasioned by providing immi grants with good housing has been more than repaid by the gain in their standard of livinig and the growth of the spirit of confidence among them that the American people are their friends. The investigations conducted by the Department of Labor and Industry show that in communities where for eigners are made contented by com fortable living conditions, instead of beirog a menace in health and safety to the rest of the town, they are up holders of civic standards. | WHY HAIR FALLS OUT \ } Dandruff causes a feverish irritation of the scalp, the hair roots shrink, loosen and then the hair comes out fast. To stop falling hair at once and rid the scalp of every particle of dandruff, get a 25-cent bottle of Danderine at any drug store, pour n little in your hand and rub well into the scalp. After a few applications all dandruff disappears anil the hair stops coming flit. — : Adv.