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THE STAR-INDEPENDENT ( Etiablithtil in 1576) Published by THK STAR PRINTING COMPANY. Star.lnd«p*nd«nt Buildlnt. II 20-22 South Third Str««t. Harrisburg. Ra.. Evary Evening Except Sunday. Oftit-u t. Ihrtctort. Banjiuis F. MIYIKS. ' j OHS L.. L. KCHN, President. "• *«• * W*. K. Mktmw. Secretary ami Treasurer. WM. W. WALLOWEB. V. HUMMEL BEBOHACS, JR . Business Manager. Editor. AH communications should be addressed to STAR INDEPENDENT, Business. Editorial. Job Printing or Circulation Department, iccording to the subject matter. Entered at the Post Office in Harrisburg as aecond class matter. Benjamin & Kentnor Company. New York and Chicago Representatives. New York Offlce, Brunswick Building. 225 Fifth Avenue. Chicago Office. People's Gas Building, Michigan Avenue. Delivered I>T carriers at 6 cents a week. Mailed to subscribers for Three Dollars a year in advance. THE STAR-INDEPENDENT The paper with the largest Home Circulation in Harrisburg and nearby towns. Circulation Examined by THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN ADVERTISERS. TELEPHONES: BELL Private Branch Eitohanao. No. 3260 private »rancn a. o « CUMBERLAND VALLEY Private Branch Exchange. No. 14M46 Thursday, May 27, 1015. MAY Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Frl. 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 29 30 31 MOON'S PHASES— Last Quarter, 6th; New Moon, 13th; First Quarter, 21st; Full Moon, 28th. WEATHER FORECASTS / Harrisburg and vicinity: Fair, con- iVk tinned cool to-night with frost in low places. Friday fair, slighty warmer. Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair to-night V with frost in north portion and in low I J places in south portion. Friday fair. slightly warmer. Moderate north and northeast winds. > jLI/ YESTERDAY S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG Highest, 69; lowest, 53; 8 a. tu., 61; S p. m., 53. BY ACCIDENT OR DESIGN? While reports from Great Britain naturally enough, perhaps, makelt appear that ihe American freight steamship. Xebraskan, crippled by contact with some powerful explosive oft' the coast of Ire land on last Tuesday night, may have been struck by a torpedo, this theory should not be accepted un til ii is proved absolutely that the damage was not lone by a floating mine or by some other device not intended to do injury to an American vessel. If it is shown, when the full facts have been made public, that the Xebraskan was designedly torpedoed by a German submarine, —a theory which, however, we are strongly inclined to doubt, —the in cident must lie regarded in some respects as far more serious to the United States than even the sinking of tlie liner Lusitania which resulted in the loss ot' more than 100 American lives. It is recalled that the Lusitania was sailing under the British flag and in behalf of the Germans the excuse lias been offered that she was at least sus pected of carrying goods contraband of war if not letually carrying British reservists. While these and similar excuses did not suffice for the American government, the attack on the Xebras kan, if an attack it ultimately is shown to have been, was made under circumstances which do not admit even of such unsatisfactory explanations. For the Xebraskan was sailing away from and not to- ward a nation at which Germany is at war; she .vas sailing under the American flag, and she was carrying no cargo whatever, being simply in ballast and destined for an American port. The report of American Ambassador Page, on the Nebraskan case, was received in Washington this morning, we are told, but at this writing the con tents of the message hail not been revealed by tlie Washington authorities. It is wise, then, for the American people to maintain their mental poise in the same sane way that they have been doing dur ing recent trying circumstances, until it is definitely and officially announced just how the American freighter came by her misfortune. Meantime it is well to bear in mind that the pos sibility that the Germans deliberately tried to sink the American boat is a very remote one, particu larly in view of the fact that the Washington note on the Lusitania, followed so closely by Italy's en trance into the war in opposition to the German in terests. make it seem like absolute foolhardiness on Germany's part to further arouse the indigna tion of the United States by such a hostile act as making a deliberate attack on an American-owned steamship. "BACK TO THE BABIES" MOVEMENT At the convention of the Ladies of the Maccabees of the World in New York the state commander of the Michigan Maccabees came forward with the rec ommendation that members of the order transfer their interest from dogs, cats, canaries and parrots to the young of the human species. Because there are many little orphan children in Michigan who need care the lodge members there have been busy adopting them. Finding them to be much more interesting pets than are animals with fur or leath ers, they are now trying to have the "back to the babies" movement introduced by their sisters in other states. Without wishing harm to the many poodles and other pets which have been tenderly cared for by childless women since the raising of babies has become unfashionable, we might venture the hope that the movement back to the babies be a success- HARRTSBURO STAR-INDEPENDENT, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 27, 1915. ful oue not only among the Maccabees but also among other women in and out of lodges. There are always other persons' infants available for adoption by women who want the companionship of newly born creatures of their species. These little orphans have in the past been too much neg lected because of preferences among women who could adopt them if they only would for orphan dogs and cats and feathered creatures instead. A baby in the home may, of course, be more both ersome than some other sort of a pet. It requires its meals much more carefully prepared and more cautiously served. It must be clothed and it must be kept away from the tops of dangerous stair cases and prevented from climbing out of second story windows and over balcony railings. And, most important of all, the wants of its intellectual and spiritual natures must be attended to bv methods never required in the care of a puppy or kitten. Although a baby cannot be kept out of trouble by being chained to a kennel or confined in a cage, and at times requires as much attention as a good sized menagerie, it is a much more wonderful sort of a pet than any other. In a contest between chil dren and poodles for tirst place in the affections, the sympathies should abide with the babies. PICKING THE HOMELIEST MAN In an unusual contest at a carnival in Bloomfield,' X. J., a diamond ring is about to be awarded to hintj whom the residents select from among their num ber as the homeliest man. The competition is re ported to be very close. A policeman with freckles, an upturned nose and a bald head is said to have a beautiful chance, —the only beautiful thing about him, evidently. A letter carrier with various dis ' tigurements also is favorably spoken of, his friends t asserting that his qualifications in a contest of this! sort arc not to be despised. There is also a bow-1 legged person in the running, who is probably com ing along handsomely enough, as well as a hod i carrier who recently caught with his nose X brick j falling from the fourth story of a building on which | he was working. Each of these men appears to! have a good chance to improve his personal ap-1 pearance by the wearing of the diamond ring. j Although the reputation of being the homeliest j man in the town might not be quite as embarrassing j as would be the stigma of being the most beautiful, a contest such as Bloomtield's has its dangers. Sup- j pose, for instance, that the diamond ring should be awarded to some self-satisfied citizen who con-1 sidcrs himself quite a good-looker as long as he ! iloes not glance too much into the mirror, and who ; would have thought rather of entering a beauty' contest than of competing for the title of the home- j liest of men. Should the award be thus unfortu nately made, the winner would do best to borrow money 011 the ring and leave the vicinity. Readers of current jokes and of jokes that were current in former days, will remember how the scornful reply, "I was not competing, thank you,"j came from the homely but haughty lady to whom had been awarded the prize for having succeeded > in making the ugliest face in a contest which was being carried on by the persons about her. It is fortunate, at any rate, that the Bloomfield prize for the homeliest face is to go to a man. j Many an amateur who devoted yesterday to doctoring roads is devoting to-day to doctoring sore limbs. We never were fortunate enough to be around when it was raining dollars but we hear a lot these days about hailing jitneys. It will soon be so that there is more news interest in the sate arrival of a transatlantic steamship than in the an nouiiccment ot' one being blown up at sea. Whether Whitman is an efficient Governor of New York state or whether he is ,iust the opposite depends altogether ! 011 whether you read the "Sun" or the "World." TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN IT HAS HAPPENED It wonld just be some men's luck, after they bad saved up for a rainv day, to lose their rain-check.—Judge. A SUMMER PERSCBIPTION "How does Fatboy stand the heat?" "He sits under a tree and reads French mystery stories j till his blood runs cold."—Boston Globe. MEASURE OF MIND Many a big man has just as small thoughts as has the j elephant whose mind is centered on a peanut.—New York | Times. BETTER TITLE "Guess I'll head this column 'What's Going On in So-1 ciety.' How's that?" "Urn. It seems to be mainly devoted to society women j and their clothes. I think I'd head it, 'What's Coming' Off.' " —Louisville Courier-Journal. JUST THE THING "Waal, Hiram," began the old inhabitant, "do you sup pose you cud move my grocery store to 'tother side of the street?" , "Waal, I'dunno," answered the village jack-of-all-trades, "it's a powerful big store. I calculate what you need is one of them 'shop-lifters' they have in the city."—Ginger. WHEN THE SKY WAS OVERCAST Jimson—"Oh, yes; I knew old Siinson. He was a good sort. He did a very kind action once for me when the clouds were dark and threatening and the world looking so blnck." Pimson—"What did he do?" Jimson—"He lent me an umbrella."—Boston Globe. ALICE'S OPINION In his very, very early youth Mr. Mumpser had been a ' pretty child. His friends did not believe this was possible, j and even he had forgotten all about it until one day he ' unearthed a painting of himself at that period from among j the old lumber. This he handed to his wife as some com pensation for his present somewhat worm-eaten appearance. "There, Alice," said Mrs. Mumpsw, proudly exhibiting the picture to the servant. "That is a portrait of your master, painted when he was a child." Alice gazed open-mouthed at the production. "Lor", mum," she said, after some moments, "what a pity it is we have to grow up, ain't it?"—rXew York Even ing -ft»urnal. LOSS OFJPPETITE Most Successfully Treated by Taking Hood's SarsapariUa Loss of appetite is accompanied by loss of vitality, which is serious. It is common in the spring because at this time the blood is impure and impoverished and fails to give the di gestive organs what is absolutely neces sary for the proper performance of their functions. Hood's SarsapariUa, the old reliable all-tbe-year-round medicines, is especial ly useful in the spring. Get it from your druggist to-day. By purifying and enriching the blood and giving vitality, viaor and tone, it is wonderfully sttc eemful in the treatment of loss of ap petite and the other ailments prevalent at this time. •It is not simply a spring medicine—it is much more than that — but it is the best spring medicine. Hood's SarsapariUa makes the rich red blood the digestive organs need.— Adv. f \ Tongue- End Top ics | Dutch Art Works Going Cheap The war has hit the artists and art dealers of Holland so severely that ; tine paintings are selling as low as S2O. In these days of enforced retrenchment 1 there is little sparo money for the pur ! chase of pictures and the usual inflow of tourist* from the United States, Kingland and Germany, whose arrival every spring was the signal for the Dutch art dealers to put up their prices has boon checked by war. Several deal ers in The Hague and Amsterdam have bees forced to seek a livelihood in other lines. One of the leading dealers of The Hague has closed his shop, while another has gone iuto the publication of illustrated books, largely on subjects germane to the war, for which there is still a market. * . • Credit Withdrawn From Museums To make matters worse, the Dutch government has withdrawn its annual fixed credit at the disposition of the State museums for the purchase of works of art. The poor artists, there fore, have not oven the recourse to State aid in their need, which would be open in ordinary times. Dr. Hofstede do Groot, late director of the print room of the Royal Museum at Amster dam, and an art expert well known in the t'liited States, regrets this step taken by the Netherlands government. "Never in my memory," he told an Associated Press representative, "has there been such extraordinary opportunities to secure valuable paint ings at low prices as now. Individuals cannot afford to do so, perhaps, but the government can. An art book or a painting worth purchasing for one of the royal museums will probably be bought sooner or later, anyhow. The thing is that most of them can i>e bought for less money now than later." * * * Keeping the Needy Artists The artists themselves have under taken the relief of the more needy among the fraternity. A number of these organizations have exhibition and sales rooms attached to their club houses, and have arranged to have sales exhibitions of paintings of the members, offered at a fixed maximum price, generally far below what the ex hibitors might normally expect to re ceive for their work. The Pulchri studio, for example, has had two such sales, the first with the maximum price set at S2O, at which 180 pictures were sold. The second has just been held, the prices were fixed between S2O and $lO. at which figures 210 paintings were disposed of. The (Jueen of the Netherlands bought twelve, the Prince Consort eight and the (jueen Mother also eight. All the purchasers were Dutch. As the membership of the Pulchri studio consists of recognized established artists, the Dutch found the occasion thus offered too good to let slip. Using Up the Relief Funds The artists' associations are employ ing also their available relief funds to purchase the pictures of artists hard pressed to dispose of their work. These will be held .by the societies and sold at auction after the war when it is hoped that times will be better. Any thing received over the price paid by the society is to go to the artist, when the final sale is made. The fund em ployed for these purchases is constant ly being increased by the sale of paint ings by artists of means, who can af ford to and do present their works to the societies to be sold, the proceeds going to the relief fund. Certain of the societies also hold lotteries with pic tures for prizes, 10 per cent, of the proceeds goimg to the artist. 10 per cent to the relief of workers in the industrial arts, and the remainder to the Royal National Relief Fund for the assistance of war sufferers. • * * Art Dealers Are Suffering While the artists are thus united to care for their brother-craftsmen, the dealers in pictures arc without relief. One Hague dealer specializing in en gravings and etchings, said that he had not sold an etching for eight months. Prices are cut in half, but to no avail. There is less sympathy for dealers, however, as it is felt that theirs is pure!}' a commercial risk which they must stand, together with the many other businesses injured bv the war. *. * Confiscated Wedding Cake The regulations in Berlin concerning the mixing of rye with potato flour and of wheat with rye flour apply as well to housewives as to bakers. Dis regard of these regulations led to a disagreeable surprise for a christening party in Berlin. The mother had baked an elaborate cake to celebrate the occasion. Just as the guests were sitting down to the table, a police of ficial appeared, demanded a slice of the cak?, and, alleging that it was not law fully made, confiscated it. A fine was later imposed. RAMMED RYNDAM AND (MO IN PORT Csatluurd From Ftral Paift voy of the battleship Texas and an chored off South Brooklyn. There she received all but a dozen of her passen gers and the rest of her crew from the Millard. The last transfer was made at 2 a. m. and later in the morning the disabled steamer started up the river to her dock in Hoboken. The twelve passengers who stayed on the Millard were landed at Hoboken early in the day. The Holland-American Line in tends to forward all the passengers who wish to go to Rotterdam on their steam ship Rotterdam, due to sail Tuesday. Four Battleships Answer Call Fourt bi.ttlesliips—South Carolina, Louisiana, Kansas and Michigan—were on their way to Norfolk, Va.. from the war, game of the past week off the North Atlantic coast when they picked tip the Ryndam's S. O. 8. call shortly after 4 o'clock Wednesday morning. Immediately they changed their course and rushed at full speed to the aid of the stricken ship sixty miles away. One of the South Carolina's officers said she made the sixty miles at an average of 19 3 , knots per hour, a speed, he said, better than her best previous record. Officers of the Ryndam said that when the two ships collided it was day light aud fhat little fog or mist pre vailed. The Ryndam was rammed by the Cuneo, they declared, and the water entered rapidly through a large hole and broken plates in her side, causing her to sink to a registered draught of 37 feet. Immediately after the blow the Cuneo laid to anil took aboard the Ryndam's passengers and three-quarters ot' her crew, transferred in the Ryn dam's life boats. No Confusion Among Passengers H. D. Bos, purser of the Ryndam, saiil that the passengers were asleep at the time of the accident. "In a short time the passengers were all awakened," he said, "and were gathered on the promenade deck, the lifeboats were swung out and suspended 1 at the promenade deck level waiting word from the captain. As the ship continued to settled Captain Von Der Heuvel gave the word to take to the boats which was done without the least confusion anil in good order. PMI boats on the starboard side were used and we rowed to the Cuneo. "Shortly after 6 o'clock the battle ship South Carolina came up, soon fol lowed by the other war vessels. The men of the South Carolina were ready for the rescue and in an amazing short space of time boats ami steam launches were in the water and all round the Cuneo. We were taken aboard the South Carolina in our own boats and the boats were hoisted to the decks. Only One Person Injured "The only person injured was Adam Yount, of Rotterdam, a cabin passenger. Mr. Yount is a cripple with a cork leg. The fastening to the leg gave way while he was being transferred to the Cuneo and he slipped and bruised his knee. "One young woman left the Ryndam clad only in her night dress covered by a rain coat. Her plight was discov ered oil the battleship and the property room of the South Carolina's theatrical talent was called upon to supply the need. The property room stock proved ample with' the exception of stockings and this item was provided by one of the junior officers who found a pair iu his room —a souvenir of review week in New York, which he had purchased as a present to a relative.'' Cuneo Creeps in Badly Damaged The ftyndain made her pier shortly before 7 o'clock. The John J. C'uneo steamed slowly into port, a cripple, an hour after the Rymlam docked. There was no mistaking that the little steam er had been in a collision. Her bow was smashed, her plates crumpled, bent to port and forced back till both an chors were jamped in the hawser pipes and she was down by the head' where the sea land rushed in the fore peak. Her engines and machinery were not damaged. "What can I say?" inquired Captain Aamodt when asked for a statenieut. "I am glad no lives were lost and no body was hurt." The Delights of Camel Riding It was my first experience of camel riding, and therefore interesting, if not altogether charming. The saddles used in this country are formed of large pads, one in front and one behind the hump. The driver climbs into place in front, with a huge peaked pad to keep him from falling off when the camel rises. Then the passenger mounts be hind the hump, and the camel is with difficulty persuaded to rise. This he does hind-quarters first, and the pas senger finds himself thrust up in mid air as if on a tower. The huge pad offers no possible support, and he can scarcely overcome his dsire to prevent a fall by putting his feet on the driver's shoulders. That worthy, how ever, soon comes up to join him, and the expedition starts. The first sensa tion is of being astride a table, and as the miles go by the table increases alarmingly in width, and the tyro on the back seat begins to despair of ever getting his legs acquainted again.— •From the Wide World Magazine. |i Every Man Read ii This 11 This treatment is said to have ]| 11 acquired a wonderful reputation i| !> throughout the East, owing to its < ] i peculiar propensity to fortify the ' > ] | nerve force and generate health | i ,i and a consequent personal mag- i| i] netlsm. no essential to the happi- ]| | i ness of every normal human be- i i 1 ing. 1: is claimed to be a bless- ; ' , iiiß to those who are physically ; , ,i impaired Bloomy, despondent. <> i | nervous and who have trembling 1 ! | i of the limbs, dizziness, heart pal- ] i i > pitation, cold hands and feet, in- i ' ] | somnla, fear without cause, tim- \ , 11 iditv in venturing and general In- , 11 ability to act rationally as others 1 | do. Also of vast benefit to writ- ] i ], ers, pr itessional men, office work- i 11 ers and the victims of society's ! ') late hours and ocer-indulgeuce In < ]> wines, liquors, etc. i! i' By obtaining the treatment at ] i j[ some well stocked pharmacy, no <' ,i one need know of another's trou i[ ble, while the treatment has been ,i j; widely prescribed and dispensed ' j ,i heretofore by physicians and ] <| pharmacists, the grain tablets are i ], so prepared with full directions i> for self administration that it is i| wholly unnecessary to pay a phy- i [ ji slcian for prescribing them. Just \ > i> ask for three-grain Cadomene i 1 <j tablets, begin their use and soon ]| j> all tile Joy of a healthy body, i <> sound nerves nind strength will 1 ! J be felt. ! i ! THE GLOBE THE GLOBE . I * i ——* « •> <• N 4 } Surprise Sale ! Of Ladies' Coats 1 X ♦ J CVERY lady owes it to herself to | | attend our SURPRISE SALE | of Ladies 'and Misses 'Spring < l oats. % As the weather man says eool weather rREtXSI $ will continue, a Spring coat is now au mESSa 5 indispensable article of apparel for outing LgMLBi J Our offer to close out the remaining TPrayHw % stock of our best coat maker was made in * % the "nick of time" and now the coats are * yours at from one-third to one-half their % % regular values. tf <• t I ! $7.95 For Ladies' Coats, Worth to SIB.OO % ! $9.75 For Ladies' Coats, Worth to $22.50 | ! 112.75 Fo r Ladies' Coats, Worth to $28.50 f * .. I J We could use a whole newspaper in describing their * * beauty, but we believe in "Jetting the prices talk." Every * * wanted fabric in every late model is here. % J Sport Coats —Motor Coats—Dress Coats. * <• _ % Ladies' Fibre Silk Sweaters, $5 * * . - .... *2* + Silk Sweaters that fairly radiate their beautiful « <* lustre—smart models with belted back. Colors are Old * % Rose, Gold, Copenhagen, Blue, Cardinal and two-tone | * effects. 4« 1 * T : <• I t t White Fox Scarfs, $3.95 and $5 t 4> <4 * The craze for White Fox extends from ocean to ocean. * These full size skins with ornamental head and foot ❖ $ clasps are the real vogue. % <- ! I * * ! TUC HI ORF Ladies' Coat Dept. ! » 1 ItL. ULuDL Second Floor ❖ ,j» 4s♦>s s<. <4.5. <4 $ <p❖❖❖«s» *>«s» «W»<«s»•s»«s•sss l;\ PHOTOPLAY TO-MORROW "The Vampire," or "A Fool There Was" Adapted from Rudyard Kipling's famous poem, "The Vampire," ami | converted into six reels of sensational | motion pictures, "A Pool There. Was''! has become the best-known production in photoplays. Theda Bara portrays J with intense dramatic realism the char- : acter of "Vampire," a most t'ascinat-1 ing though revolting female character.! "The Fool," who forsakes his family] and friends for a soulless sensual crea- i ture in the guise of a beautiful woman, is wonderfully portrayed by Edward Jose. i "A fool there was and he made his prayer (even as you and I) To a rag and a bone and a hank of hair (we called her the woman who did not care) But the fool, he called her his lady fair." Judge Gary on the Problem of Unem ployment General unemployment is deplorable, j not ouly because of the great suffering it produces—and this phase cannot be too often or too strongly emphasized—, but also because enforced idleness im pairs the productive capacity of a na- j tiou and depletes the general wealth. It i is obvious to me, as I believe it must ; be to every practical thinker, that it i is far better to carry men and women | on the pay-roll than 011 the relief roll. 1 It is to the highest advantage of so- j ciety that its working forces shall be | a Our determined ef- 5 fort to get out of Hat I business quickly is a ■ rare opportunity for I every man who wears ■ a straw hat. ■ Hats of this quality wj were never offered at K such low prices at this if time of year. j| Sides & Sides | utilized as completely as possible. No inefficiency could be greater than to leave honest and competent labor sub ject to the humiliation of charitable relief. Moreover, such members of a community as are not self-supporting—■ I whether through their own fault or | otherwise —must be supported by the j public, and such support of the non | productive individual is pure waste. When suffering by reason of non-em- I ployment appears, there seeius to be a. j feeling on the part of the unemployed | that the city or other governmental administration is not only obligated to furnish, but it is possessed of the i means of properly and adequately fur nishing relief, and complaints are | made if there is auy delay or failure in j this respect. But it must be realized | that government officials cannot create facilities for work outside of the ordi nary course of public business, or fur nish pecuniary relief, for the obvious reason that 110 provisions have been [ establishd by law for these purposes. ' The problem of unemployment is es- I sentially one of business and of busi j ness management, and must be met by j business statesmanship through the nor mal channels of busiuess anil economic organization.—Elbert H. Gary in Har jper's Magazine for June. High Wind Saves Michigan Detroit, May 27. —Frost was report jed in various places throughout the 1 State early to-day. A high wind, j which prevailed during the night, how j ever, is believed to have prevented seri ous damage to growing crops.