Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 20, 1918, Page 10, Image 10

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No Cause Found For Stub
born Blaze at Smith and
Kcffer Warehouse
An investigation is being made to
day to determine if the fire which
partially destroyed the tobacco and
candy warehouse of the firm of
Smith and Keffer, 411 South Cam
eron street, about 10 o'clock last
night, was of incendiary origin. Two
windows were broken open in the
rear, officials said to-day, and the
fire started in n corner of the build
ing which is seldom frequented by
employes of the concern.
Officials of the Smith & Keffer
Company, tobacconists, are unable to
assign any cause for the fire which,
about 10 o clock last night, caused
several thousand dollars' damage in
their warehouse a". -101 South Cam
eron street.
Stock valued at $40,000 was stored
in the biiiUling. Oilv the energ*'b:
measures of the firemen of the dis
trict prevented the llames from
spreading over the entire structure.
Despite dense volumes of smoke
which retarded their efforts, the iire
fighteis managed to confine the
finnies to the first floor.
Two members of the Allison Fire,
> Company were hu.-t fighting the
blaze, itobert Klrkwood, 131- Ver
y non street, was cut in both hnnds and
I the left leg by falling glass, and Dan
v iel iluber, 23 4 Hummel street, fore
{ man of the All! ion Com pans. su-
| Children fed on mushy: denatured foods that I
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tive teeth and unhealthy gums.\bu cannot eat
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f digestible form Shredded Wheat is the |
whole wheat ready-cooked and ready-to
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' tained injuries to his left leg when
he fell through the second "story.
The alarm was pHlled from Box 19,
Cameron and Klttatinny streets, and
a few minutes lator another alarm
was rung from Box 231, Camoion
and Paxton streets. The second one
was mistaken for a general alarm
nnd brought out huge crowds. Htreet
car traffic was blocked for a whlle
and Steclton, Ilighspire and Middle
town cars were run over the Iluco
and Vine street line In and out of
Market Square. „
Students of Open Air
Entertained and Given
Presents by Tech Boys
An old-fashioned Christmas spirit of
good fellowship and fun was rife at
the annual Christmas exercises of
the Technical High School, held ir.
the High School Auditorium this
morning, when 95 children of the
Open Air school were entertained and
sent' home loaded up with Christinas
gifts donated by the students of the
school, who took up a collection for
the purpose.
William Hoerner, president of the
Senior Class, presided over the ex
< rclses. which included carols and
numbers by the Tech Glee club, the
Tech Orchestra, and the entire school.
"Hall, Hall, the gang's alt Here,"
concluded a number of stunts by th'>
Tech Stunt Cluh, during which the
members of the club, dressed as ani
mals, ran about nmong the students.
Kamsky, of the Senior class, took
the part of Santa Claus. Prof. Up
(iegrove led the orchestra, of which
Henry Shope. 'l9, is student leader,
and Miss Marian Williams, teacher of
the Open Air school, led her school In
the singing of a choral.
Use McNeil's Pain Exterminator—Ad
Allies to' Meet Amid
Scenes of French Glory
Ceiling of thi Hall of Mirrors at Versailles Bears Paintings
of the Triumphs of the Gallic Kingdom Under Bourbons
Following the grooves of hlsto?y
comes the suggestion that the peuce
conference take place in the Hall of
Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles.
The story of the palace Is the hls
toiy of France, but no part of It has
been more closely associated with
the rise of democracy the.r. the
Galerie de Glace, whfch was built by
Louis XIV, one of the greatest ex
ponents of monarchies. Since the
states general met and made its de
mands here the French have re
garded It as their "cradle of liberty."
Even now preparations nra being
made to receive this distinguished
body of the Allied nations, who meet
as conquerors to decide the fate of
the conquered Germany, in this mir
rored hall that forty-eight years ago
was used to declare the King of
Prussia to be German kaiser and to
Inaugurate a policy of military
might that has ruined Germany.
Here the German nation will begin
its life of democracy as did the
French nation nearly a century and
a half ago.
_ T*c Galerlc de Glace served well
the monarch Louis XIV as a room
that reflected the glories of France
in the days when the urts were the
hand maidens of kings to tell of
their glory. It was built to look out
on a vista of beautiful gardens, the
entire length, two hundred nnd forty
feet, is lighted by seventeen windows
In marble arcades, commanding a
view of the gardens. Opposite each
window Is an arcade filled with
Venetian mirrors that reflected the
play of fountains without, and the
dazzling whiteness of the marble
columns which is relieved by the
exquisite colorings of other marbles
used In the interior.
The Famous Vaulted Roof
A vaulted roof, that is the wonder
of architectural art, is the work of
Mahsart. Although less than thirty
yenrs old, and a child of the very
dregs of the people, he managed to
bring his unfinished sketches to the
vain old king and decoyed him into
thinking that it was only the
suggestion that could perfect them.
So cleverly did he flatter the old
king's vanity by seeming to depend
on his Judgment that Mansnrt had
access to the royal presence at nny
hour of the day. The vaulted roof
is a work of perfection due" to the
fact that this artist had a free hand
and royal favor to carry out every
detail of his plan. Leßrun, the Chief
painter of the court, was called in
to decorate the ceiling which is the
largest painted surface in France
and unsurpassed in space by nny in
Italy. The large double painting in
the center contrasts Frane with the
powers that surround her at thebe
ginning of the reign of Louis XIV.
All were monarchies and nowhere in
the canvas was the merest sugges
tion that the masses of the people
were to bo considered. Land and
naval armaments were praised by
the brush until it is said that the
whole series, which represents the
coalitions ugainst the king and the
king overcoming them by victories,
was the direct cause of war with his
neighbors. In every picture Leßrun
represents the king as a Roman god,
clad in royal purple and always to be
recognized by his brown peruke.
Among the French triumphs de
picted is the passage of the Rhine,
which has a special significance at
this time. Above the archway to the
Salon de la Guerre is a painted al
liance of Germany, Spain and Hol
land. In the light of present day
affairs It might be replaced by a
symbol of Germany who has made
war upon all civilization. The pic
ture over the entrance to the Salon
de a Paix is of Holland vanquished
and separating from her allies. .
Toward the close of his reign
Louis XIV moved his throne into the
Galerle de Glace Just before receiv
ing the Persian envoy, Mehenet
Riza Big. The ladies of the court
were all there, wearing a dazzling
amount of diamonds to impress the
Turkish ambassador, who was to re
port on the advisability of lending
Louis XIV money.
Mirrors Proprccy to Marie Antoinette
In this same brilliant gallery, a
few years later, the lovely Marie
Antoinette stood beside her royal;
father-in-law, Louis XV, and looked
for the first time into the lighted
garden below on a gathering of men
and women whose lives, like her
own, were to be caught in the whirl
pool of the Revolution. She and the
old king stood in the Hlielter of an
iron grating, unseen by the crowd,
while the eager eyes of the young
girl beheld for the first time her
future enemy, Mme. Du Barry, a
blonde beauy, who that night was
clothed in silver tissue and rose col
ored satin. Her future friend, a bril
liant brunette by the name of Julia
de Polignac, also was pointed out to
the future queen.
Not less interesting is the story of
the dauphlne seeing herself headless
in the great mirrors as she passed
out to the garden, and returning,
saw the same sight, a foreshadowing
of her unhappy fate.
In the gala days f the Bourbons
this brilliantly lighted hall presented
one of the gayest scenes of all Eu
rope. Originally the lloors were
covered with light colored Savoin
nerie carpets, the windows hung
with damask curtains, decorated
only with the monogram of the king.
Mauve, pilasters, surmounted by
capitals of gilded metals, show the
sun, the shield and the crown of
France in exquisite workmanship,
and designs that hare made the
name of the Bourbons famous In
the world of cabinet makers and in
terior decorators long after they
ceased to be regarded highly in the
affairs of state. The furniture of that
period was of chased silver and
enamel; tables, cressets and giran
doles were as elaborate as the gal
lery. Fragrant, living orange trees
bloomed in silver tubs to give an air
of reality to the whole scene, and
these same tubs were melted in the
mint to furnished money for the
Danocd There ns Bastille Fell
It was in this brilliant orangerie,
according to Carlyle, that "high
rouged dames danced with double
Jacketed hussars" while a mob razed
the Bastille.
Of the petitions sent to the king
at this time Carlyle writes, "The
Vei-sallles ball and the lemonade are
done; the orangerie is silent except
for a few night birds. Over in the
Salle des Menuß, Vice-President
Lafayette with unsnuffed lights, with
some hundred or so of members
stretched on tables around him, sits
erect outwatching the bear. This
day a solemn deputation went to his
majesty, a second, and then a third—
with no effect. What will the end
of these things be?" And the end
was very much in effect as the end
of autocratic William is experienc
ing and may let taste the full meas
sure of his defeat in a tribunal of
the Allied governments.
These historic mirrors reflected
i the beautiful face of the Empress
Josephine in the days when she lived
at the palace shortly before Na
poleon divorced her, and here he
brought the Empress Marie-Louise
and presented her to his people nt
an elaborate reception that filled the
Qalerte de Glace with a throng of
gaily dressed people as ever assem
bled in the courts of kings.
A Hospital FOP Prussians
The variety of uses that this gal
lery has served for is extended still
farthor as we recall the fact that It
sheltered the wounded Prussian sol
diers in 1870. They were brought
In through the garden entrance and
were laid on the floor In Iho most
sheltered corner until aid came and
turned the room into an impromptu
And here the French kept Marshal
Basalne a prisoner of war in 1878
while he awaited his court-martial
for the surrender of Mets,
Many American soldiers have
"done" the gallery in the last few
months, but their pastime was pre
ceded by an advance guard, for some
t.wo hundred and fifty years ago our
"first American," Benjamin Frank
lin, was shown about this magnifi
cent gallery by admiring women of
the couurt who regarded our simply
conference to take place the slg
niflance to he 'place comes wlh add
ed glory,, not only for France, but
for the ause of democracy itself, for
hero the French autocracy flourished
und gave way to4he rule of the peo
ple, here a German autocracy was
crowned and here it surrendered
humbly to disappear from the earth.
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Now That A Man Can Make The Very Best Possible
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Money In Our
Super-Value Overcoat Event
It is strictly up to hirn to come here tomorrow and choose from
these six groups the kind of overcoat he feels will best meet his
requirements. They are all the very highest grades, fashionable,
finely tailored and fit properly. Ulsters, Ulsterettes, Waistline
and Conservative Overcoats.
At $? * rrt Overcoats that At $o C Cf) Overcoats that
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At s?a cri Overcoats that At SOQ Cf) Overcoats that
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Wm. Strouse Shirts: Logical Gifts
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Super-Value Boys' Clothing Event
Big Christmas Reductions
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91 7 C for Suits and Overcoats Mm"
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$12.50 Mackinaws , ~, .$10.75 $15.00 Macklnaws ,$12.75 jL
Soldiers to Attend the
People's Forum Session;
Grace Choir to Sing
Many soldiers from Mlddletown
and New Cumberland tt'ill be in. at
tendance at what is expected to be
the biggest session of the People's
Forum at the Bethel A. M. E.
Church, Brlggs and Ash street, on
Sunday afternoon.
An interesting feature of the pro
gram arranged for the afternoon is
the rendition of a number of Christ
mas Carols by the Grnco Methodist
choir under the direction of' Pro
fessor John T. Phillies.
General ershing's Own Story of
the glorious work of the United
States Army,' published in full as a
special souvenir section of the Now
York American, Sunday, December
22nd. Edition limited. Better order
your copy at once.—adv.