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Circulation in Harris burg anu Marby towns Circulation Examined b> 1 . THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN ADVERTISERS. TELEPHONES BELL , Private Branoh Kxohana*. No. 3280 CUMBERLAND VALLEY Private Branoh Enonango, . No. 845-24S Friday, February t2, 1015. FEBRUARY Bon. 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 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 MOON S PHASES— Last Quarter. 7th; New Moon, 13th; First Quarter, 21st. WEATHER FORECASTS , Harrisburg and vicinity: Unsettled, i probably light rain this afternoon or I to-night. Slightly colder to-niglit with lowest temperature about 35 degree?. Jr , Saturday unsettled. sjP' jLI Eastern Pennsylvania: Local rains 1 this afternoon or to-night, colder in r north portion to-night. Saturday un- jT. settled. Fresh west winds. mmmmmJr YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG Highest, 44; lowest, 21; 8 a. m., 23; S p. m., 41. AS HARRISBURG REMEMBERS LINCOLN Harrisburg looked upon Abraham Lincoln twice —once in life and once in death. The first time when he was on his way to Washington to become President of the nation ; the last time when, a nation in tears, his body was being borne to its last resting place in Springfield, Illinois. In the fullflusfy of a great victory for the people, achieved at the polls when they those him as their President, Lincoln visited Harrisburg in February, 1 Sti 1. llis appearance here was his last public one before reaching Washington, he having previously spoken in Cleveland, Buffalo. New York and other cities. Leaving his home in Illinois, he took leave of his friends and neighbors in an address that was, in parts, deeply religious. He said: T go to assume a task more difficult than tliat which has devolved upon any other man since tne days of Washing ton. He never would have succeeded except for the aid of Divine Providence, upon which ho at all times relied. I feel that 1 cannot succeed without the same Diviue blessing which sustained him; and on the same Almighty Being 1 place reliance for support. Everywhere the deep sincerity of the man, his fearlessness in announcing his intention to be Presi dent of the entire nation and his rugged honesty met with the acclaim of all who heard him. Even his critics had difficulty in finding anything to crit ieise adversely. In Harrisburg he made a wonderful impression. The Legislature was in session, and Lincoln, arriv ing here in the morning, was invited to the Capitol to address the legislators. There he made an address that won the hearts of his hearers. Later, in a short talk from the balcony in front ofi the Jones House (now the Commonwealth Hotel), he responded to the cheers of the great crowds itn Market Square. He asked that loyal, patriotic people uphold him in liis desire to do what in his judgment was the right. On the evening of that same day Lincoln left Har risburg secretly, fear being expressed by those in charge of his movements that secret emissaries of his enemies might do him injury. The descendants of men who aided Lincoln to leave Harrisburg that night still reside in this city, and how the great man was taken from the hotel to the car that bore him to Philadelphia is still a tradition in their families. Fours years later, in April, 1865, Harrisburg for the second time looked upon Lincoln—this time in his coffin as it rested on the catafalque in the hall of the House of Representatives in the old Capitol. Thousands gathered to pay last tribute to the Great Commoner. Many of them were those who wished him Godspeed when on his way to Washington to assume the Presidency. It was one of the most remarkable incidents in the history of this city. From the time the ear bearing the body of Lincoln reached Harrisburg, late in thq evening, all the time the sad procession was 011 its way to the Capitol and until early the next morning, the rain fell in torrents. It was said among those inclined to note such matters, that even the heavens were weeping because of the death of the great man, in unison with the grief that was apparent throughout the city. There are men in Harrisburg to-day—the anni versary of the birth of this martyred President— who recall that night of mourning as multitudes looked upon, the dead man in his coffin. Lincoln in life was a hope; Lincoln dead was an ' 1 » \' ' * HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, FRIDAY'IOVENINGK FEBRUARY 12, 1915. »' inspiration, for, in recalling his life, men were animated to do better things. OUR RIGHT TO SHIP FOOD STUFFS The seizing by Great Britain of the Wilhelmina's cargo of food is in accordance with the attitude which that country has assumed toward the rights of neutrals in shipping food to belligerents. It seems that Great Britain, in its eagerness to in crease the list of contraband articles to the limit, has been making too great an extension, and the conflict between belligerent and neutral rights is on in earnest. • The United States, as the leading neutral coun try, is in a ticklish position and there is no doubt but that a succession of "courteous" notes to and from the fighting nations will be necessary before understandings will be arrived at, if that time comes at all during the war. Each side seems to be strongly of the opinion that this country should supply food freely to its people, but should refrain from shipping supplies to the opposition. Shipments of food stuffs from this country to European nations ean hardly be considered by us to be objectionable, so long as the fighting forces of such nations are not sustained by the produce. Jefferson, as Secretary of State in 1793, when Great Britain was endeavoring to block food shipments from this country to France, boldly declared that nations at peace have a right to carry produce to all other nations, and "that the war among others shall be, for them, as if it did not exist."' The belligerents are doing their best these days to impress upon us the reality of their conflict, aud they have unmistakably convinced us that the war exists, much as we*may wish to act ou Jefferson's suggestion and believe that it does not. PLACES ARRANGED FOR BEAUX Recognition of the general principle that where frolicsome young women are gathered together there also should be gay young men, has evidently been responsible for preparations made at a new hotel for girls in New York City for the accommo dation of callers of the sort usually designated as beaux. The building will hold eighty girls but what is the use of eighty girls if there are no boys about t That the new hotel may be an attractive place, it will be open on certain nights to young men who have influence with the girls of the place. The New York newspaper reporters, who seem to delight in the possibilities of the beau nights, assert that there will be spooning in quiet corners with lights sub dued, dancing in the ball room ami fudge-making in the kitchen, —the three activities that tradition says light-hearted couples are most accustomed to en gage in. The opening of "spooning parlors" in a Haiti-) more church must have been actuated by the same' ideas which are back of the beau arrangements at j the girls' hotel. The church parlors are intended j for the use of girls who board and who are thus atj a disadvantage in entertaining young men. It is ; only a pity that the institution should have been dubbed as it has, since "spooning" comprehends! more than most couples care to attempt in public,' and it is not fair to designate as "spoonere" the! young persons who may gather at the church and! get no farther than discussions about commonplace j incidents, with perhaps occasional glances of a soft j nature which may or may not mean anything. Places must be made in this world for the ever present beaux, and public parlors may serve their purposes to some extent. They cannot have all the advantages of domestic parlors, it may reasonably be assumed. Yet to the girls who have no domestic ! parlors in which they may enjoy the activities usn- 1 ally ascribed to beau nights, the public places must; be much more attractive than the lonely rooms in j lodging houses or hotels which they call home. L_ Would that there were a few Lincoln? in this country I to-day! Between the City Commissioners and the Mayor the un-! employed of Harrisburg are likelv to remain so. Heading is having tronble finding a site for the Stongh j tabernacle. We might .lend a section of the deleted Eighth Ward. Almost six weeks of the legislative session gone and ! two bills passed finally. Xo wonder the law makers are planniiig a ten days' vacation! Much may be said in support of Representative Adams' bill to have a tablet containing Lincoln's speech at Gettys burg placed on the wall of the House back of the Speaker's desk. In the first place it is eminently proper that any state should honor the name and fame of Lincoln. In the second place the speech is acknewledged to be one of the masterpieces of oratory from the greatest President since the days of Washington, and in the third place the speech was delivered on the soil of Pennsylvania. Thus there are sufficient reasons to make the vote on the project unanimous. TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN AN UNGRATEFUL EDITOR "We received from an unknown friend a pair of turkey feet. During the time we have been running this paper we have received many things complimentary, such as dried pumpkins, fodder beans, frozen potatoes, nubbins, but the pair of turkey feet is the limit. Darn a fellow who would eat the turkey and send the poor editor the feet."—Pearls burg "Virginian. HERE'S A TANGLE How easy it is to mix up the average business man was demonstrated the other day when the son of a local mer chant leaned against his father's knee and innocently asked: "Daddy, is to-day to-morrow!" "Xo, my son, of course to-day isn't to-morrow," answered the father. "But you said it was," continued the son. "When did I ever say to-day was to-morrow!" "Yesterday," answered the son. "Well, it was; to-day was to-morrow yesterday, but to day is to-day, just as yesterday was to-day yesterday but is yesterday to-day, and to-morrow will be to-day to-morrow, which makes to-day yesterday and to-morrow all at once. Now run along and play," and the father collapsed into his chaijr with a sigh of relief.—Louisville Times. Wise Precaution ! will prevent the little illneaa of today ] from becoming the big sickness of tomorrow ud after. For trouble* of the digestive organs you can rely on BEECHAM'S j PILLS SeM everywhere, la Wxet, 10c., 25e. 1 ——^™ tj 1 r » < [Tongue-End Top ics| i A French View of British For tho first time since the outbreak ( of the war the British press is admit- ; ting thut the French people are a little i puzzled about the slowness of Great 1 Britain in throwing men into the fight- , in'g line. A vigorous campaign of educa tion to promote mutual understanding is what is needed, according to the Paris correspondent of the "Times," and lie hints that the recent visit to England of M. Millcrand, the French minister of war, "will be au encourage ment" in this direction. • * * Formation of New Armies "It is hard," says this writer, "to explain to the Frenchman in the street the many difficulties England has had to contend with in the formation of her new armies. A great many French men are under the impression that in England we have obligatory service. A still greater number believe, in the absence of news to the contrary, that we have but the original one hundred thousand men in France. They are all — ignorant and informed—frank and gen erous in their admiration of our troops, but they cannot prevent a 'certain wist ful envy from arising now anil then, when they read of our normal lives at home. Much useful work is now being done by several of the largest news papers which have for some days past been explaining the extent of the effort we are making. More work of the same nature can be done both in England and France, and M. Millorand's visit will be an encouragement to all efforts in this direction." * * * Has i;i» Wounds and Lives The record of 79 wounds received by an army surgeon has been broken by Rene Vidal, reservist, of B::incy. While in the trenches a shell exploded imme diately behind him and the lower part I of his body and limbs were riddled with | shrapnel. From eight in the morning | until evening he lay in the trench with | out even first aid. When lie arrived at | the auxiliary hospital a thorough ex ; animation showed traces of 139 sepa i rate and distinct woumts. His case was | considered desperate as he had lost an j extraordinary quantity of blood, but he I is now a.ble to get about on crutches. * . s Keeping Tabs On Tourists The Department of Justice in Xor j way, has issued an ordinance fcr the I exercise of a vigorous control over for j eiyjners and travelers. Every hotel and | boarding house must tile with the police | within twenty-four hours a complete I statement regarding each new guest, giving full name, profession, national ; ity, residence, reason for coming and i where last. Norway has been receiv j ing about 50,000 tourists annually. | Heretofore the police have taken little i interest in them, whether foreigners or | subjects. * * * Old Men Making Shoes Old men who had either retired from ! work or had been crowded out by their I youngers, some of them even taken j | from the almshouse, are employed at j good wages in Nottingham, making j I army boots. Riveters who lost their j [daces because the invention of me- I chanical substitutes are now busy ham : mering hob nails into soles. The gard j ens and even the farms have given re ; cruits to the factories, which are now : turning out 90.000 pairs of boots a week. Men whose ages range about 70 years, are welcomed by the contractors, o ( * Safeguard Against Air Raids When the whistles blow at night in ' Hull, street lamps will be switched off, I street cars stopped and all citizens I should run for their basements. Such | are the precautions against German air raids made by tho military authorities in Hull. It was at first proposed to cut off the electric system and the gas mains entirely, but inasmuch as the householders promised to keep their blinds down, this idea was abandoned. Agoga Class Elects At the monthly meeting of the Agoga Bible class of the blanket Street Ba'jVtist Sunday school, the following officers were elected last night: President, Dana Griffin; vice presi dent, Harold McNanee; treasurer, 'Mer vin Ripper; recording secretary, George Bender; corresponding secretary, John Petera; reporter, Jesse White; mem bership committee, Fred Kinney, Earl Brieker and Earl Stoiiesifer; social com mittee, Victor Neff, Ralph Henry and Norman Ward; visiting commititee, | Donald Dallman, Will'is Alander and Fred Henry. S. 8. Glass Elects At a meeting of the J. E. Cuip Or ganized Bible class of the Ridge Ave nue 'Methodist Episcopal Sunday school, la<»t night, officers were elected for the coming veaT. Those elected were: Pres ident, Mrs. Anna Steever; vice presi dent, Mrs. C. M. Ewing; secretary, T. Miles Ixgan; treasurer, Mrs. >M. L. Horfing. Among the members present were fhe following: Mr. and Mrs. Wil liam Stimer, Mrs. Anna Steever, Miss Emma Knight, MTS. Daniel Wengert, MTS. Eetiher Palmer, Mrs. Thomas Peif fer. Miss Qrace Cameron, Mrs. Crist Uenner and Mrs. M. !>. Horting. SERVICE FOR ftICTORY GIRLS Fifty-five Persons Hit Sawdust Trail at Mechanicsburg Tabernacle Meet ing Last Night Meclhanicsburg, Feb. 12.—Last even ing, before the tabern&cle service*, the girls of the knitting mill and tihe shirt factory enjoyed a luncheon at the Kvangelical eluurch. Miss Oree gave a reading, which was much enjoyed. A permanent organization was formed to continue the Bible study begun under the direction of Mrs. Bowman. The class will meet weekly on (Monday even ingw. Mrs. C. E. Brindel was eleotflJ teacher and the following officers were ©lected: President, Miss Myrtle Rider; vioe president, Miss Sadie Snellbaker; secretary. Miss Sara Kile; treasurer, Miss Pauline Harlacher. Seats, were reserved in the taber nacle for the mill girls and also for tihe Men's Bible doss of the Church of God. who also came in a body. The former presented the Midler party with a large cake and the latter with flow ers. Miss Oree and Processor HY»hgatt. sang a duett, ".Testis lieallfc." The Rev. J. C. Forncronk, of Harrisburg, offered tlie opening prayer. Mr. Miller preached on James 4:17, "To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. He ap plied the text to hypocrits in the church, to backsliders, and to sinners outside of the church. Speaking to those whlo profess, but do not possess, the religion of Jesus, he sand, "One thing I'm proult!» of a sinful world ftor is that it won't let you misrepresent Je sus Christ." He urged upon aill: "Don't pile up another sin by going out of this tabernacle without accepting Jesus Christ," Fifty-five persons accepted the invi tation. The total number of decisions now reported is 865. CHAMPIONSHIP Early Controversy May Lead to Play ing Amateur Baseball Contest at Panama-Pacific Show By Associated Press. Cleveland, 0.. Feb. 12. —Feasibility of playing the finals of this year's world championship amateur baseball gaanes at San Francisco in connection with the Panama-Pacific Exposition were to be discussed here to-day at a meeting of Mie National Amaiteur Base- Kill Association. Exposition authori ties have suggested that the games be played between July 20 and August 1 but' because of the number of teams to be eliminated before the finals, dele gates who had arrived here early to-day expressed the belief that the associ ation will ask that the gwues be played late in September or early in October. Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis and Washington participated in the national series last year, in addition to these cities Detroit, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Cincinnati, Omaha an'd St. Paul have signified tliedr intention of competing this year. Speed Limit Cut Passenger engineers and firemen wiho run between this city and points soutih, received notice not to exceed a speed of six miles an hour while passing over Hie Cumberland Valley railroad bridge. The order was made effective yester day morning at 6.45 o'clock. This or der will probably be kept in force as long as the piers for the new bridge are under construction. To Organize New Body H«Trisbu.rg may probaibly have a Veteran Volunteer Firemen's Associa tion if the plans which were formu lated by the 'Firemen's Union are car ried out. A meeting of the union held last uigiht in the office of Howard 0. Holstein, 420 Market street, when it was decided that all ftremen who have been in tile service live years or more will be eligible to the service. Will Take Trip to Florida Theodore Rodkey, a painter in the local shops of the Pennsylvania rail road, and his wife, will leave Sunday morning for Key West, Florida, where they will visit all the important cities. IF YOU ARE A DRINKING MAN Tou had better stop at once or you'll lose your job. Every line of business is closing; its doors to "Drinking" men. It may be your turn next. By the aid of OKRTNE thousands of men have been restored to lives of sobriety and Indus try. . We are so sure that ORRINE will benefit you that we say to you that if after a trial you fail to set any bene fit from Its use, your money will be refunded. When you stop "Drinking." think of the money you'll save; besides, sober men are worth more to their employers and get higher wages. Costs only SI.OO a box. We have an interesting booklet about ORRINE that we are giving away free on re quest. Call at our store and talk it over. Geo. A. Gorgas, 16 North Third St., and Pennsylvania R. R. Station, Harrls hurg, Pa.: John A. McCuidy, Steelton, Pa.; H. F. Brunhouse, Alechanlcsburg, Pa.—Adv. ' INVESTIGATE! OUR Convenient Club Plan of Buying a Watch and you will find that by paying a few cents a day, you can buy any make watch on the market at the rock - bottom cash price. TheP.H.CAPLAN CO. Jewelers 18 North Fourth Street HABBISBUBO. PA. Call, phone or write and repre sentative will call. THE GLOBE THE GLOBE February Final Clearaway Of Ladies' and Misses' Coats At $8.75 M An elegant selection of chic models— HHk | JB| loose belted and flare effects—Coats of | Zibeline, Velour ami Fancy Plaids. Origi \ nally values to $lB. 'l|l At $11.75 <1 ==== I Exclusive models of imported fabrics— ™ Broadcloth, Velour, Gabardine, Bayadere I I fl nd lustrous Zibeline—mostly silk lined; \ IV soino handsomely trimmed with fur and l\ I|\ plush. Were values to #:io. \ I\\ Girls' and Misses' \ \\\j Regulation Dresses and Middy Suits at ** • Made of highest prade Blue Serge »H\ and beautiful Shepherd's Plaid—neatly trimmed with chevrons on sleeves—braid lA. Ed collars and cuffs—sizes 8 to 14 years. Originally values to $13.75. THE GLOBE CLASSIC WAR POEMS Selected by J. Howard Wert No 0 CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE BY ALFRED TENNYSON t. • I H M W , llo ' e . wor . ,d h . as thrilled at the story of "The Charge of the Light Hrigade. It will live in history as long as literature endures and men love the name of \ alor. A thousand charges as full of high courage and devotion have passed into oblivion as rolled along the centuries of crimsoned fields. Whv? Because a great poet wrote a simple little poem that caught the world's throbbiiig heart this action lives forever whilst others are forgotten. In 1854, the Czar of Kussia thought it was time for the European "sick ™ a ,®* ~r! he Turk,—to leave Europe. The Czar wanted Constantinople and the Gotten Horn tor himself. Russia's present allies, England and France, promptly interfered in behalf of the Sultan. The war that resulted centered, principally, in the Crimean peninsula around the fortified eity Sebastopol. During the siege an English officer received orders to attack with his small torce of cavalry a very large body of Russians, who were defended by heavv batteries. Though suspecting from the disposition, some mistake, he charged with such promptness and courage, that the enemy, astonished to see this brave handful rushing into the jaws of death, were brought to a sudden stand, and had the attack been seconded, it is supposed that important results might have fol lowed. A small portion only succeeded in regaining their ranks. It proved afterward that a mistake in the bearer of the order, cost this useless sacrifice of life. It was simnly a case, painfully common, again and again, in our own Civil war, of s6mebody blundering. Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of death Rode the six hundred. "Forward, the Light Brigade!" "Charge for the guns!" he said; Into the valley of death Bode the six hundred. "Forward, the Light Brigade!" Was there a man dismayed? Not though the soldier knew Some one had blundered: Theirs not to make reply. Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die, Into the valley of death Rode the six hundred. Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them. Cannon in front of them Volleyed and thundered; Stormed at with shot and shell, Boldly they rode and well, Into the jaws of death, Into the mouth of hell Bode the six hundred: Flashed all their sabres bare, COMEDY IN BATTLE Serio-comic Incidents of the Zulu War in South Africa The following story is told of an in cident that occurred during the Zulu war in South Africa, when an over whelming force of natives was opposed to a little band of English marines. From the Zulu host stepped forth a warrior laden witih an ancient firearm, which he calmly mounted on a tripod in t'he open, while the marines looked on. admiring his pluck and wondering much what lie proposed to do. At last one jovial marine suggested that their photographs were about to be taken, and by common consent no shots were fired. Having loaded his piece with great deliberation, tie Zulu primed it, sighted it and, leaning hard upon its breech, fired. The recoil knocked him head over heels backward, while a great roar went up from the delighted marines. He sat up, looking dazed, and then, Schmidt's Saturday Specials QO p VALENTINE BOXES QO p (Assorted Flowers—Regular Value $1.25) */o\/ $1.50 VIOLET CORSAGES EACH Fancy Boxes EACH Roses, Carnation Daffodils, Sweet Peas, Orchids, Gardenias, Forget-me-nots and all other flowers for Mother, Sweetheart or Wife. SCHMIDT 313 St - FLORIST P. R. R. Station Flashed as they turned in air, Sabring the gunners there, Charging an army, while All the world wondered: Plunged in the battery stuoke. Bight through the line" they broke; Cossack and Bussian Beeled from the sabre-stroke Shattered and sundered. Then they rode back, but not— Not the six hundred. Cannon to right of them. Cannon to left of them, Cannon behind them Volleyed and thundered; Stormed at with shot and shell, While horse and hero fell. They that had fought so well Came through the jaws of death Back from the mouth of hell, All that was left of them— Left of six hundred. y When can their glory fadef . i" Oh, the wild charge they made! All the world wondered. Honor the charge they made! Honor the Light Brigade— 1* I Noble six hundred! the amusement over, he and his coun trymen charged and were annihilated by a volley from the steadily aimed pieces of the little band of marines. During one of the many battles waged bv the New Zealand Maoris against the British settlers the latter ran out of ammunition. At the mo ment when death seemed imminent a flag of truce appeared from the ene mys trenches and messengers came for ward with a supply of cartridges to en able the white men to continue fight ing.—Washington Star. Lampblack A German process of collecting lamp black consists in placing two electrodes in a flame rii-'h in carbon and passing a d'irec.t electric current of aibout fifteen volts. The la'mpblacdc deposited on the negative electrode consists of much finer particles than the ordinary, the material being especially suitable for ifine printing inks and high grade paints.