Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 21, 1918, Page 12, Image 12

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High Class Vaudeville To-night
"Blllle" Broad, blackface comedi
an; Lee Beggs and Company, In "The
Old Folks At Home;" three other at
tractions. „
(Starting Monday Capps Family
entertainers In variety; Gerard s
Monkeys; Padula and Denori, sing
ing comediennes; Martin and Webb;
Orville Stann, Strongest Boy in the
Three days, starting Monday, with
matinees Tuesday and Christmas
Thurston, the Great Magician.
Friday and Saturday, and Saturday
inatinee. December 27 and 28 Gus
Hill offers the Chummy Musical
Revue, "Odds and Ends of 1918."
Monday, night only, December 30
The Creatore Grand Opera Com
Coming, soon "Parlor, Bedroom and
To-day Julia Arthur in "The Cavell
Monday and Tuesday Tom Moore In
"Thirty a Week."
Wednesday and Thursday—Constance
Talmadke in "A Lady's Name."
Friday and Saturday Alice Brady
In "Her Great Chance."
To-day Ethel Clayton in "The Girl
Who Came Back;" "Fatty" Ar
buckle In "The Cook."
Monday and Tuesday Vivian Mar
tin in "Her Country First.'
Christmas Mary Pickford in Jo
hanna Enlists."
To-dav Tom Mix In "Mr. Logan, U.
S. A."
Monday and Tuesday—Elaine Ham
merstein in "Her Man."
Wednesday and Thursday w llllain
S. Hart In "Hal Hand, of Alaska."
Fridav and Saturday Jane Lee and
Katherine Lee in "Swat the Spy.
Saturdav Mrs. Vernon Castle in
"The Girl of Bohemia."
There are few forms of entertain
ment having a more universal appeal
, than an exhibition of ;
Thurston. mystery, and in the
the Magician coming of Thurston,
the famous magician,
to the Orpheum, Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday, with matinees Tuesday
and Wednesday, conceded to be the
greatest exponent of the art of nec
romancy. and the most plausible and
delightful trickster of the show
world to-day, theatergoers will be
treated to the best there is in the line
Regent Theater
First Presentations of Piirnmount-
Artrrnft Productions.
Your I.nst Chance to See
Fatty (Roscoe) Arbuckle
In the funny comedy your friend*
are Tnlklim; About.
In ller llest Play.
The Girl Who Came Back.
The Implrlng Patriotic Picture
Her Country First. ,
Romitnee of Brass Tacks."
Special Christmas Feature.
ADMISSION: 10 and 30 Cent, and
War Tin.
L —— _ —Jj
15 North Market Square !
Dance, Wednesday Eve, Dec. 25 |
Sourbier's Orchestra
Admission 40c and 60c
Wright's Orchestra
Thursday, Friday and Saturday I
Evenings, Dec. 26, 27, 28
Admission, 50 and 75 Cents
The Cavell Case
Don't Miss This Good Picture To
Monday and Tuesday
Tom Moore
"Thirty a Week"
3Mysterious Days 3 °°"p'°
Mon. Tues. Wednes. Dec. 23, 24, 25
Matinees Tuesday and Wednesday (Xmas Day)
Nights & Xmas Matinee, 25c 50c 75c SI.OO
Tuesday Matinee, 25c and 50c No Higher
of magic. For twelve years Thurston
has led the van of wonderworkers In
his line and Is regarded as the legiti
mate successor to the honors and
prestige of Herrmann and the great
A popular comedy number on the
bill now playing the Majestic,, is "Bll
lle" Broad, blackface come-
Af file dian, who has a line of
Majestic funny material, which he
puts across the footlights
at Its true worth. The remainder of
the bill includes the Werner-Amoros
Trio, entertainers in variety; Fox
and Brltt, in comedy, songs and non
sense; Veronica and Hurlfalls, clever
acrobats, and Lee Beggs and Com
pany, in "The Old Folks At Home."
The bill for Monday, Tuesday and
Christmas Day consists of a variety
of choice attractions, among which
are Orville Stann, claimed to be the
strongest boy In the world; Martin
• and Webb, In a lively comedy offer
ing; The Capps Family, an aggrega
tion of variety entertainers; Oscar
and Lorraine, eccentric violinists, and
Tojetty and Bennett in songs and
The opening instalment of the wide
ly advertised serial, "The Lure of the
Circus," featuring the renowned, cir
cus acrobat, "Eddie" Polo, will be
"The Cavell Case," featuring Julia
Arthur as "Edith Cavell," as the, Brit
ish Red Cross nurse, the wo-
At the man the German's shot.
Colonial will be shown for the last
times to-night. "The Cavell |
Case," is as permanent as history. It
Is a drama of man versus woman that
is rooted in the basic struggle be
tween Justice and tyranny, the strug-!
gle that has returned civilization as
a victor. Monday and Tuesday, Tom
Moore will be seen in "Thirty a
Week," art adaptation from the popu
lar stage play by the same name.
Beautiful Ethel Clayton, in her lat
est picture being shown at the Re
gent to-day, has aroused no
At he small amount of discussion.
Regent The play is a picture of the
famous stage play, "Leah
Klcschna." There are emotional mo
meats and yet the picture has a de
cidedly upliglitlng tendency and is
anything but morbid. In her screen
career Miss Clayton has done much I
1 important work, but this production,
represents her best. The role is fitted
to her splendid talents. Supporting
her are Theodore Roberts and Elliott
On the Monday program of this
popular playhouse is the splendid pa
triotic picture, "Her Country First,"
starring Vivian Martin, and a laugh
able comedy, "The Romance of Brass
Tacks." Mary Pickford appears
Christmas Day and until next Satur
day evening In "Johanna Enlists." an
exquisite little romance of wartime.
Unquestionably one of the master
writers of thrilling detective and
mystery stories of to-day is
At the Arthur B. Reeve, the crea-
Vlctorln tor of the famous Craig
Kennedy stories. And one
of the most mysterious and powerful
men on the stage to-day is Houdini,
the man whose marvelous powers baf
fle all attempts to imprison him.
Houdini is well known to Harris
burgers. He has appeared here and
attracted huge throngs, and his work
in thi3 gripping motion picture, writ
ten by Arthur B. Reeve, is as mys
terious and weird as his past stage
Houdini has escaped from paper
bags, zinc-lined boxes, packing cases,
straightjackets, insane cribs. Iron
cages, willow hampers, U. S. mail
pouch, big football, a Siberian prison
van, and all the leading Jails through
out the country.
He has been thrown overboard,
manacled and handcuffed, and has re
leased himself beneath the Icy depths.
He has escaped from prisons in al
most every city In America, and in
! Europe he is looked upon as a weird
individual with the power of dema
Harrisburgers will have an oppor
i tunity to see this "Master Mystery,"
j which will run at the Victoria Theater
!in the very near future. Watch for
J announcement of the opening date.
■—i—— ——
Beginning: Monday—A Great Shoir
for ChriAtmna.
Good Songs, Funny Mon
keys, Clever Kids.
Come Monday Before the Holiday
1 V
William Fox I'reaenla
I See bow a I'ntrlot bear a the
traltor'a brand that he may outwit
the enemies of hla country.
in "HEU MAN"
The Story of Life l'rlmevnl In
Modern-day Civilization.
Admlaalon, 10c and 20c and war tax
IMXforKterful StonGS^oOZ^i
* q y^ Frankßa y™ e>
Tip Manufactures a Pumpkinhead
(Copyrighted by L. Frank Baum for the George Matthew Adams Service)
IN THE country of the Glliik<;n9, ■
which is at the north of the
Land of Oz, lived a youth called
Tip. There was more to his
name than that, for old Mombl
often declared that his whole name
was Tlppetarius; but no one was
expected to say such a long word
when "Tip" would do just as well.
This boy remembered nothing of
his parents, for he had been brought
when quite young to be reared by
the old woman known as Mombl,
whose reputation, I am sorry tp say,
was none of the best. For the <3llll
- people had reason to suspoot her
of indulging in magical arts, and
therefore hesitated to associate with
Mombi was not exactly a Witch,
because the Good Wilob who ruled
that part of the Land of Oz had for
bidden any other Wlccn to exist in
her dominions. So Tip's guardian,
however much she might aspire to
working magic, realized it was un
lawful to be more than a Sorceress,
or at most a Wizardeua.
Tip was made to car y wood from
the forest, that the old woman might
boil her pot. He also workel in 'he
cornfields, hoeing and husking; and
be- fed the Pigs and milked tio foui
horned cow that was Mombi's espe
cial prido.
But you must not suppose he
worked all the time, for he felt that
would be bad for him. When sent
to the forest, Tip often climbed tees
for birds' eggs or amused liiirself
chasing the fleet white rabbits or
fishing in the brooks with bent pins.
Then he would hastily gather his
armful of wood and carry It home.
And when he was supposed to he
working in the cornfields, and the
tall stalks hid him from Mombi's
view Tip would often dig in the
gopher holes, or—if the mood seized
h ! ni—lie upon his back between Cue
hows of corn and take a nap. So, by
taking care not to exhaust his
strength, he grew as strong and
rugged as a boy may be.
Mombi's curious magic often
frightened her neighbors, and they
treated her shyly, yet respectfullly,
because of her weird powers. But
Tip frankly hated her, and took no
pains to bide his feelings. Indeed,
he sometimes showed less respect
for the old woman than he should
have done, considering she was his
There were pumpkins In Mombi's
cornfields, lying golden red among
the row® of green stalks; and tcese
had been planted and carefully
tended that the (our-horned cow
might eat of them In the winter
time. But one day, after the corn
had all been cut. and stacked, and
Tip was carrying the pumpkins to
th" stable, he took a notion to make
a "Jack Lantern" and try to give the
old woman a fright with it.
So he selected a fine, big pump
kin—one with a lustrous, orange-red
co!or —and began carving it. Wth
the point of his knife he made two
round eyes, a three-cornered nose,
and a mouth shaped like a new
A pity that our prnldmt
Had not been twlna. tee-hee!
Then we would have one Wood row
And one back here, you nee;
But It you "would row" up the atrenm
And reach a world-ouccean
Perhaps. 'tis best to row alone)
One "would row" more, we guess.
Whether or not Ty Cobb quits
baseball, one thing is certain, the
profession owes him all praise and
gratitude. "Outside of Detroit," re
marked a famous pitcher the other
day, "there won't be a whole lot of
grief among the big leaguers. But
regardless of whether they like Cobb
or don't like him. there isn't a man
in the American league to-day that
doesn't owe something to Ty Cobb.
"Cobb's advent into baseball mark
ed a new era in the game. Cobb's
baseball was new baseball. He was
continually pulling something to
make his opponents look like dubs
and a greater part of the time he
was getting away with it.
"The result was that players who
were continually playing against
Cobb were continually trying harder,
playing better baseball to stop Cobb.
It made better ball players of them.
An lnflelder, pitcher or catcher who
caught Cobb napping off a base got
more satisfaction out of It than he
did all the rest of his putouts of the
game The minute Cobb stepped to
the plate every man was on his toes.
"I really believe that Cobb has been
responsible for the superiority of
play in the American league over
the National league during the past
ten years.
"It doesn't make any difference
what these fellows think of Cobb
they all owe him something."
"You must devote a great deal of
thought to your speeches." "I do,"
replied Senator Sorghum. "Some of
those to which I give least thought
before they are delivered make me
think hardest afterward."—Washing
ton Star,
An inventory of former Emperor
William's private belongings in Ber
lin and Fotsdam has led to the dis
covery of the famous imperial ward
robe, including 598 German and for
eign military and naval uniforms.
W >nder which one he will wear when
they line him up against llie stone
Though the big bisoball leagues
are at odds on a number of other
matters, they agreed on one point
ooint that probably will mean con
antirtble satisfaction to the fans.
That is a retention* of the plan for
distributing a portion of the world's
series money among the second,
third and fourth clubs in each clcult,
according to the order In which they
finish. The scheme worked out so
well last year that It will be con
tinued in 1919, and the action will
be approved by the fans everywhere,
as the system serves to keep the
players hustling right up to the
finish and provides a better brand of
baseball during the closing weeks of
the season.
The Warrensburg Star-Journal says
a local pastor recently remarked
out the inside of a "pumpkinjack,"
moon. The face, when completed,
could not have been considered
strictly beautiful; but It wore a smile
so big and broad, and was so Jolly
in expression, that even Tip laughed
us he looked admiringly at his work.
The child hod no playmates, so
he did not know that boys often dig
Tip Stood the Figure Up and Admired It.
and in the space thus made put a
lighted candle to rehder the face
more startling; but he conceived
an idea of his own that promised
to be quite as effective He decided
to manufacture the form of a man,
who would wear this pumpkin head,
and to stand it in a place where
Mombl would meet It face to face.
'And then," said Tip to himself,
with a laugh, "she'll squeal louder
than the brown pig does when I
pull her tail, and shiver with fright
worse than I did last year when I
had the ague!"
He had plenty of time to accom
piioh this task, for Mombi had gone
to a village—to buy groceries, she
rather cynically: "The danger In
church attendance has been acutely
felt by many people before this 'llu'
epidemic was ever heard of."
Figures show that In the spring
of 1914 the Turks deported 700.000
Greeks, of whom 600,000 are now
refugees In Greece. Since the war
to the end of 1917 the Turks deported
2,140,000 Greeks and Armenians, of
whom 900,000 Armenians and 700,-
000 Greeks have been massacred and
200,000 mobilized Greeks have been
put to death or have died of their
A great number of women and
children have been forcibly converted
to Islamism. Others have been killed
or have committed sulcldg. Greek
property taken by the Turks is
valued at 3,000,000,000 francs.
When yon eat your Christmas dinner
Give a random thought for Greece)
If yon huve some left over
Give some poor folk apiece.
New York, Dec. 20.—A new means
of defeating prohibition by abolish
ing the "crazy cabaret" and the
"dippy dance" was • advocated here
to-day by Henry Barker, president
of the Northern California Hotel
Manufacturers Association conven
tion delegates at Madison Square
The "dippy dance," Mr. Barker ex
plained, is the kind where the par
ticipants touch cheeks and rest heads
on shoulders. He said he believed
the prohibitionists would consent to
the sale of beer and light wines at
well conducted cabarets if "the
attendant vice" were eliminated.
"Hotelmen should agree to reason
able police regulation under the new
plan," the speaker. "If
orders were violated or abused, re
vocation of the license should follow
Immediately." .
All ahe said wast "Snooklukrm.|"
All ahe prattled night and day.
"If you'll be my turtle-dove
I will be your honey-love."
Dolan's "Beef and" Cafe,
N. Y. Landmark, Closes
New York, Dec. 21. Dolan's "beef
and" restaurant, a downtown land
mark for forty-eight years, closed Its
doors" last night. The famous resort
In Park Row and later In Nassau
street, where Judges, lawyers, politi
cians and newspapermen went for
luncheon, has been sold by its owner,
Peter Meehan, and will be converted
Into a bakery and quick lunch room.
One of the memories of Dolan's Is
"Dolando," a racehorse owned by
"Johnny" Meehan, immediate succes
sor of Pat Dolan. Patrons of the es
tablishment backed "Dolando" with
all their funds and ate well or went
hungry for a week after each race,
according to the result.
Washington, Dec. 21. Maximum
prices on copper will expire January
1, and will not be renewed, it was an
nounced yesterday by the prlce-flxlng
committee of the War Industries
said—and it was a journey of at
least two days.
So he took his ax to the forest and
1 selected some stout, straight sap
lings, which he cut down and
trimmed of all their twigs and leaves.
From these he would make the
arms and legs and feet of his man.
For the body he stripped a sheet of
thick bark from around a big tree,
and with much labor fashioned It
Into a cylinder of about the right
size, pinning the edges together with
wooden pegs. Then, whistling hap
pily as he worked, he carefully
Jointed the limbs and fastened them
to the body with pegs whittled Into
shape with his knife.
By the time this feat had been
accomplished it began to grow dark,
and Tip remembered he must milk
the cow and feed the pigs. So he
picked up his wooden man and car
ried It back to the house with him.
During the evening, by the light
of the fire in the kitchen, Tip care
Mary didn't know what
to buy for John—
<J She had been puzzling over his gift, for days*
<J She wanted to get him something that she knew would give him real genuine
CJ She had racked her brain in vain.
CJ John seemed to have everything he could possibly want.
CJ With Christmas a few days off, and no gifts for him, increased Mary's worry.
CJ Yesterday she went in to John's den to straighten things up a bit.
CJ For some reason or other she opened John's cigar humidor, and 10, and be
hold, it was practically empty —three cigars comprised its contents.
CJ And Mary's problem was solved.
CJ With a face wreathed in smiles she went to the telephone, c died up a cigar
store, and ordered a box of King Oscars.
CJ She knew they would please John because John had bee] i smoking them
for many years and she had heard him comment on their goodness, on
many occasions. /
CJ Madam, if you are puzzled as Mary was or if you have already bought him a
gift, and are undecided as to whether or not he is going to be thoroughly
pleased—take pattern after Mary.
CJ Go or phone to the nearest dealer's get a box of King Oscar Cigars and
his Christmas will be truly merry.
John C. Herman & Co.
fully rounded all the edges of the
joints and smoothed the rough places
In a and workmanlike manner.
Then he stood the figure up against
the wall and admired It. It seemed
remarkably tall, even for a full
grown man; but that was a good
point In a small boy's eyes, and Tip
did not object at all to the size of
his creation.
Next morning, when he looked ai
his work again, Tip saw he had for
gotten to give the dummy a neck, by
means of which he might fasten the
pumpkin-head to the body. So he
went again to the forest, which was
not far away, and chopped from a
tree several pieces of wood with
which to complete his work. When
he returned he fastened a cross
pieoe to the upper end of the body,
making a hole through the centei to
hold upright the neck. The bit of
wood which formed this neck was
also sharpened at the upper end, and
when all was ready Tip put on the
pumpkin-head, pressing it well down
onto the neck, atid found that it
fitted very well. The head could be
turned to one side or the other, as
he pleased, and the hinges of the
arms and legs allowed him to place
the dummy in any position he de
'Now, that," declared Tip proudly,
"is really a very fine man, and it
ought to frighten several screechoj
out of old Mombl! But It would
be much more lifelike if it were
properly dressed."
To find clothing semed no easy
tusk; but Tip boldly ransacked the
great chest In which Mombi kept all
her keepsakes and treasures, and at
thb very bottom he discovered some
purple trousers, a red shirt and a
pink vest which was dotted with
white spots. These he carried away
to his man and succeeded, although
•he garments did not fit very well,
in dressing the creature in a Jaunty
fashion. Some knit stockings be
longing to Mombi and a much worn
pair of his own shoes completed the
man's apparel, and Tip was so de
lighted that he danced up tnd down
and laughed aloud in boyish ecstasy.
"I must give him a name!" he
cried. "So good a man as this must
surely have a name. I believe," he
added, after a moment's thougnt, "X
will name the fellow "Jack Pump
Next Story? Mombi, who has Just
secured from a wizard a magic pow
der which brings to life anything it
touches, tests this powder on the
pumpkin-headed man which Tip has
put in the road to scare her. Jack
Pumpkinhead comes to life, but
Mombl cannot forgive Tip for his
intention to frighten her, so brews
some magic concoction which will
turn Tip injo a statue when he
drinks it. But Tip is a smart boy,
and you will see whether or not he
ever takes this potion.
DECEMBER 21, 1918.
Cause of Trouble Between
Accused and Man He Killed
Was Not Disclosed
Klkton, Md. t Dec. 21—Charles Hal
hnrdt Johnson was acquitted by a
Jury last night of the charge of
murdering Major William R. King,
of Brooklyn, N. Y., supervising engi
neer of the Aberdeen proving
grounds. The jury was out two
hours and fifteen minutes.
Johnson shot Major King in the
Johnson homo on tho night of July
17, last. Counsel for the defense
contended that the shooting followed
a struggle in which Johnson claimed
that the army officer had him down
on his knees with his -hands on
Johnson's throat. Johnson had been
cashier of the National Bank at
Last year when the Government's
proving ground was established
near Aberdeen, Johnson obtained a
position in the accounting depart
ment. He became acquainted with
Major King, who subsequently rent
ed a room at the Johnson home.
For some time the two men seemed
to be fast friends, and it was said
that King used his infulence to ad
vance Johnson in position.
During the early part of July last,
trouble between the two men devel
oped, the cause for which was not
clearly brought out at the trial, and
Johnson ordered King to move out.
The major replied that he had rented
the room by the month and would
not move until the time was up. On
the night of the shooting Johnson
ordered the major to leave and the
altercation followed.
Mrs. King and her daughter and
Mrs. Johnson and Miss Esther Os-
Born, the ward of tho Johnsons,
were in the courtroom during the
closing argument, but Mrs. Johnson
was the only one of the women who
remained to hear the verdict.
Rolla Ogden, president of the New-
York Evening Post Company, and
General John W. Bubb, of Wilming
ton. Del., when called by the state
to testify as to the character of
Major King, with whom they had
been acquainted for years, were only
permitted to testify as to the major's
physical condition.
Want Names of All
Veterans on Honor Roll
Columbia, Pa., Dee. 21.—Grand
Army men here will request that the
names of Civil War veterans and
those of Spanish-American War vet
erans bo placed on the borough's
honor roll, which Is in the
public square. The committee has
purchased a tablet that will have
space for one thousand names. It is
expected to arrive about the first of
' February.
Waynesboro. Pa., Dec. 21.—Miss
Rella May Benedict, daughter of Mrs.
Virginia Benedict, and Garnet Dear
! dorff, were married at the Lutheran
, parsonage, Thursday afternoon by
the Rev. Dr. J. M. Francis. The groom
is a native of Chmabersburg. After
a honeymoon trip to eastern cities,
, the young couple will go to Akron,
0., where they will live.
Fear of Liebknecht Coup Is
Groundless; Haase Attitude
Stirs Independents
Berlin, Dec. 21. —The election of 4
a new Central executive committee
has been completed. The Socialist
members are largely In the major-
ity. giving the cabinet a support it
heretofore lacked. Not only are
many of the members really able
men, but radicals like Qeorg Lede
bour, Dr. August Mueller and other
members of the old executive com
mittee have been eliminated.
Tho Congress of Soldiers' and
Workmen's Councils has decided
that elections to the National As
sembij shall be held on January 19.
Thoso opposed to the summoning of
a National Assembly polled only
forty votes out of a total of 240.
The changing of the date for the
elections from February 16, origi
nally agreed upon, to January 19 by
this virtually overwhelming major,
ity was greeted by loud applause
from the floor of the House and
hissca from the galleries, which were
filled with sympathizers of Dr. Karl
Lsebxnccht, leader of the Spartacus
group of Socialists.
There had been nervous tension
throughout the sessions in the fear
j that Liebknecht might attempt a
I coup to disperse the congress. Noth
| ing of the sort happened, however,
the only incident being the with
. drawal of the Independent Socialista
as a protest against a statement of
j Hugo Haase regarding the attitude
1 of the cabinet toward the new execu
tive committee still to be chosen.
Haase claimed the cabinet would
be entitled to carry its measures,
even against the advice of the ex
eci.tive committee, whose only re
ply could be to remove the cabinet.
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