Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 24, 1918, Page 13, Image 13

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Tragic Story of the Ring From
Chicago, Home of Many Ex-Pugs
Alive and well in Chicago to-day
aro half a dozen boxers who in their
day were the best in the world, all
> champions in their class and for a
long time invincible, among them be
ing "Packey" McFarland, "Tommy"
White, Harry Gilmore, "Eddie" Sun
try, "Jimmy" Barry and George Gard
• . ner.
It was little "Jimmy" Barry, of this
lot, who went to England to tight
Walter Croot, their best man. for the
bantamweight championship of the
world, perhaps the most sensational
battle for world honors ever fought.
It was a contest which for speed,
i. cleverness and the countless number
\ of exciting incidents which came be
fore and after it has stood for years
as the most memorable and thrilling
, battle ever fought by the little fel
It took place December 6, 1897, at
the National Sporting Club in London.
Croot registered from Leytonstone,
England, and Barry from Chicago.
Prior to this battle Barry was the
undefeated bantam champion of
America, having defeated Joe Mc-
Grath, who claimed to be the cham
pion of Ireland, in three rounds on
February 6, 1594.
Later on Barry defeated Jack Mad
den in a match for the bantamweight
championship of America at Maspeth,
L. 1., October 21, 1895, in four round-t,
and In San Francisco, April 24, 1897,
he defeated "Jimmy" Anthony, the
bantamweight champion of Australia,
"s In twenty rounds.
' From 'Frisco to Boston, from Min
neapolis to New Orleans, Barry trav
eled and met them all, and only one l
man, "Sammy" Kelly, of New fork, i
received as good as a draw at his)
hands. On this single occasion Barry
went far out of his class, as Kelly
fought at 115 pounds, whiie Barry'
never weighed over 105, and Kelly at
that time was the topnotch man of
America at his weight.
* Belli Conqueror
Barry's win over Croot In London
and his last contest, a draw with
Harry Harris, one of the greatest lts
- pound boys in this country, make him
a real world champion, and. when re
sults are considered, perhaps the
greatest undisputed and undefeated
champion in the world,
i "Tommy" White was in England In
the fall of 1897, and "Jimmy," sighing
for new worlds to conquer and know
ing he would feel safe with his old
time pal, quietly took passage on the
Majestic, and no one was more sur
prised than White when Barry located
• The afternoon of the day Barry ar
rived in London, accompanied by
White, he visited the National Sport
ing Club, at that time under the man
agement of John Fleming, who had
built up the club so it was known
then as the "greatest boxing instltu
! tion in the world."
A match was at once made with
When Cross-Examined Eng
dahl Confesses He Wrote
Antagonistic Articles
Chicago, Dec. 24.—Under, cross
examination yesterday, J. Louis Eng
dahl, editor o f the American Socialist,
who with four others is on trial be
fore Landis, charged with vio
lating Unt espionage law. admitted
that he never had printed a line in
the paper which might have aided the
Government in the successful prose
cution of the war. He did not deny
having printed pages of editorials,
statements, speeches and interviews
against the war and the selective
Assistant District Attorney Flem
ing read extracts from numerous al
leged anti-war articles from the files
of the paper. One was entitled: "The
Navy Gives Receipts." It referred to
the fact that window service flags for
homes of men in the military service
of the United States had been issued.
It concluded with the inquiry: "How
much longer will women continue to
swap their husbands and sons for a
gaudy piece of cardboard?"
Another article compared women
■wITo solicited men to enlist in war
service with prostitutes. "Come, Ye
Slaves," was the title of an article
against the selective draft law.
In his direct examination Engdahl
said he had registered under the se
lective draft and did not claim exemp
tion as a conscientious objector.
Attorney Seymour Stedman. for the
defense, read an editorial on free
speech from Hearst's Chicago Exam
iner, which he offered in evidence.
Swatara Was Treated Rough
by Steelton Boys and Girls
From Oberlin came the sad news
to-day of a double defeat at the
rude hands of the Steel City. As a
starter the Swatara township High
school lost two interesting games to
Steelton High, by a score of 24 to
19. The summary:
S. T. H. S. Steelton.
Kendall, f Sellers, f.
Hammersla, f. Weuschinski, f.
i locker, c. Morgen, c.
Brehm, g. Hay, g.
Hager, g. Roth, g
Subtstitution, W. Aungst for Hook
er. Field goals, Kendall, 3; Ham
mersla, 2; Sellers, 3; Weuschinski.
2: Morgan, 2. Foul goals, Hager 9
out of 14; Wueschinski, 1 out of
The Steelton maidens were equally
ferocious when they tackled the
Oberlin lassies who lost out, 25-17.
Faculty Director Ralph N. Lutz
vouches for this score:
S. T. H. S. Steelton.
Houck, f. Livinigston, £.
Papenfus, f. Hoch, f.
Bishop, c. Morett, c. -
Espenshade, g. Powden, g.
Beinhauer, g. Hartman, g.
Substitution, Miss Bolan for Miss
Espenshade, Field goals, Houck,
Papenfus, 3; Livingston, 7; Morett,
Hartman. Foul goals, Livingston,
1 out of 6; Hoch. 5 out of 11; Bishop,
1 out of 1; Houck, 8 out of 13.
Every citizen is invited to come
out and help swell the community
service to be held in Penbrook
Square at 7 o'clock to-morrow morn
ing. Groups and community singing
will feature Christmas morning in
Ihe borough, and under the direc
tion of the B. T. S. Literary Club
and the Per.brook High Schcol
Alumni Association, a real old-fash
oned Christmas is planned.
• j Walter Groot, who had a standing
challenge to meet uny man at seven
1 stone seven pounds (105 pounds) for
i £lOO (8500) a side and a purse of
£250 ($1,.50). "After putting up his
' $5OO side stake, "Jimmy" lud less than
. $8 as a working capital.
Eeing a world's championship bat
tle, the night of the tight the club
i was crowded to the doors with the
. i sporting aristocracy of London, but in
it Bariy's corner were two ol America's
i 1 sporting aristocracy also. They ware
. j "Tod" Sloan, the famous American
, • jockey, then at the height of his glory,
, j and Captain Anson, of the Chicago
: Cubs.
For nineteen rounds the contest
| went at ligiitning pace. First bne,
j then the otner would show a slight
| lead, and, although absolute quiet
| among the spectators was the llrm
I rule of the club. It was Impossible
make the members observe the rules
at times. So really wonderful was the
cleverness displayed on both sides
•that there were frequent and enthusi
astic outbursts of applause.
lleggeil 111 in to Flglit
Knowing the referee would natur
ally favor their home man, .White
pleaded with Barry near the end of
the contest to "go in and keep at him
until you get him." But. although
"Jimmy" would try hard, he could not
corner the elusive Croot.
"Jimmy," in telling about it after
ward, said: "As I got up at the call
of 'time' for the twentieth round, I
noticed that 'Tommy' White, my chief
second, was crying, and, though I had
fought the hardest and host I could
' and it seemed impossible to do any I
| more, the sight of White's tears!
I seemed to change everything.
"I saw Croot coming toward me, |
land with some mysterous speed andj
j strength that came from I don't know)
where, I started in to do us 'Tommy
had begged me to do. All I knew!
was that everybody In tha place went
crazy. The cheers were ' deafening.
Maybe I went mad, too. But that part
of it was like a dream to me. I do
remember that afterward in the dress
ing room Anson, Sloan and the rest
; all crowded around me. wind White
was still crying, but this time he was
laughing through his tears. Then T
asked him if I had obeyed his in
structions. When he replied my dream
was over. I knew that X had won."
Croot died the same night. The
physicians who attended him said he
had sustained a fracture of the skull
in falling after Barry had hit him in
the closing round. White and Barry
were held for manslaughter at Bow
Street court* but after the coroner's
Jury acquitted them the Crown coun
sel droppp'4 the case, and they were
discharged by Sir James Vaughan two
weeks later.
The same evening of the day they
were discharged they were on their
way to Tilbury to board a boat for
Band in Service Eighteen
Months Arrives
Absent from Harrisburg for eigh
teen months. Lieutenant David M.
Clark, leader, and the thirty-two
members of the Sixtieth Pioneer In
fantry Band,. formerly the band of
the old Eighth Regiment of the
Pennsylvania National Guard, made
up almost entirely of Harrisburgers,
were accorded a royal welcome
when they arrived at Union Station
last evening shortly after 7 o'clock.
Several out-of-the-city wounded
men accompanied them.
Hundreds of friends were on hand
to greet the men and participate In
a big "walk-around," headed by a
monster band, including practically
the entire membership of the Mu
nicipal Band of which organization
many of the returned soldiers were
members, and many other bandsmen
from the city. The Chamber of
Commerce, the Rotary Club, the Ki
wanis Club, the Elks and other or
ganizations had delegations in the
line. Mayor Kcister and Andrew
J. Patterson, president of the Cham
ber of Commerce, headed the line
of march.
After traveling some of the princi
pal streets, the procession moved to
the Mayor's office whercrMayor Keis
ter made the address of welcome.
A band concert was given by the
band and community singing had a
part in the welcome home.
Quite a few Harrisburgers were
expected to return home with the
bandsmen, but their number was
smojl. The men, however, brought
the welcome news that there is a
large number of old National
Guardsmen from this city, recupe
rating from wounds received in
France, at the Maryland canton
Fred B. Harry Home
After Navai Service
Fred. B. Ilarry, well known hat
merchant, returned this morning
from Hampton Roads, where he Was
mustered out of the naval service.
Jfr. Harry enlisted in the navy last
summer and left his store in the
hands of employes until the end of
the war. He will at once resume his
Mr. Harry will spend Christmas
with his father, George Harry, who
will'also have as his guests over the
holidays Mrs. J. H. McCulloh, his
sister, and I. N. Harry, his brother.
Canton, O.—lt is about as hard
for Cantonians to keep track of their
time as it has been for residents of
Cleveland, where the clock hands
arc shifted back and forth with
pleasing and reckless abandon. Only
a few days ago this city returned to
central time. The new order of
things is to continue until New
Year's Day. when, in accord with the
Inter-State Commerce Commission's
ruling relative to railroad time. Can
ton will revert back to eastern time
An excellent program of services
has been prepared for rendition in
Kagle Street Church of God to-morrow
evening at 7 o'clock.
SNOODLES The Welcome Air Raid . By Hungerford
Benny Leonard Is Back in
Ring; to Fight Dundee
More than a year ago Benny
Leonard won the lightweight cham
pionship ot' the world from Freddie
Welsh. We were in the war then,
and a boxer's capacity for making
money was cut down to the bare ex
penses of living. Benny did cer
tainly arrive at a bad time so far as
• the chance of his collecting on his
holding was concerned.
Now the war is over and the
deserts which usually come to a
champion's lot shvuld be realized
before long If the plans of- Man
ager Billy Gibson materializes he
and Benny will begin reaping the
late harvest, beginning January 13
next when Leonard is matched to
meet Johnny Dundee, at Newark,
N. J. These two phenoms met Just
before Leonard conquered Welsh at
the Olympia, Philadelphia, and a
majority of the spectators gave the
decision to Dundee.
Leonard was considerably miffed
when ask"d if 'he would take on
Dundee again, declaring: "I'll meet
Dundee any time. I want you to
mark this—l'll knock . Dundee out
the next time I face him. He's one
fellow I'm going to get."
Perhaps Dundee had been in
formed of Benny's intention and
skilfully avoided the match. Leon
ard is much heavier than the Italian
wonder, but Dundee never did pay
much attention to weight.
Dundee always gave Leonard a
great tight. Now will be the chance
to see just how much Benny has ad
vanced or jUst how far Jonny has
L-jonard, says his manager Billy
Gibson, will take a long swing
from one end of the country to the
other, meeting the best here and
there. This boxer bids fair to be
come popular with the public be
cause of his steady work .in war
service. His work has been appie
ciated by men and officers, and as
a result of his efforts there are many
young i<cn of this country who know
more about the art of self-defense
than they did before the war. And
Benny has, too, earned many new
Tells New England Society
We Have Troubles Enough
of Our Own
New York, Dec. 24.—Asserting that
President Wilson had sailed for
Europe "in eager pursuit" of the en
tangling alliances against which
Washington warned the nation. Col
onel George Harvey denounced the
League of Nations plan in an address
last night at 113 th anntlal dinner of
the New England Society of the city
of New Y'ork. 1
"Would we not better still the fer
ment in Mexico and Peru and Chile
end San Dcmingo and Costa Rica, '
Colonel Harvey demanded, "before at
tempting to foist everlasting peace
upon the Balkans? And have we o
vital problems within our own boun
daries crying for solution?"
Recalling "a precisely similar alli
ance that came info existence in
154.1," Colonel Harvey quoted Daniel
Webster's speech in which he opposed
the preservation of peace "by bring
ing the power of all .governments to
bear upon ail subjects."
"Halite times so changed." he said,
"that we owe it to humanity to toss
our cherished republic into a melting
pot to be massed into a pulp of in
ternational Socialism?"
Colonel Harvey also opposed the
program of "no indemnities" for the
United States, asserting that for the
United States to refrain from.col
lecting the nearly $30,000,000,000, the
war has cost, would be tantamount to a
'voluntary contribution to the war
fund of Germany."
Touching on the current argument
that the United Slates has too far de
parted from Washington's injunction
. gainst "entangling alliances" again
lo drop out of European politics, Col
onel Harvey asserted Washington
bad specifically declared in favor of
"temporary alliances for extraor
dinary emergencies."
"We may rest assured, moreover,
he continued; "that It never uyuld
have occurred to li'm to give an non
, orabie alliance an aspect of a loofness
and distrust by designating it with
ostentatious caution as a mere and
unique 'association.' "
America to-day. he maintained,
"in iu way yec committed to a single
step further ulong the path of med
dlesome Intrusion."
New York, Doc. 24.—America's over
seas battlesras- battle fleet—nine
superdreadnuughts—with the Connec
ticut, flagship of Admiral Mayo, cogi
maiuler of the Navy, ns escort, will
arrive oft New York harbor Just in
time to lead the review by Secretary
Daniels Thursday morning.
admirers, who will be with him In
spirit any time he goes Into the
ring to defend his title.
Yankee Soldiers Well
Fitted Out For Winter,-
Relatives Here Reassured
t'ty?'™' Dec - 24. (Correspondence
or The Associated Press). —> Mothers,
sisters and sweethearts in America
need not worry about protection of
their soldiers in Europe against the
rigors of the coming winter. The
Quartermaster Corps specialists in
France declare to The Associated
Press that the boys are better equip
ped than the majority of them ever
were in civilian life.
Each soldier has two pairs of heavy
nail clinched and dubblned shoes
which are impervious to water, five
pairs of wool socks, three suits of
wool underwear, two complete wool
uniforms, two wool O. D. flannel
shirts, one short but heavy overcoat,
trench style, and one pair of wool knit
spiral puttees ten feet long.
Every soldier has also an overseas
cap that has a felt protector to pull
down over his ears. He is not allowed
to wear the old issue of campaign hat
that his folks at home are used to
seeing. He has wool gloves and one
flnger leather mittens over them, and
each soldier is provided with at least
three blankets and a waterproof
slicker or raincoat.
In addition to all this, very soldier
on outdoor duty has a leather waist
coat to wear beneath'his overcoat.
This leather waistcoat is newly issued
and much admired.
Apart from what the men have on
them and in their possession, the
Quartermaster Corps in France has
in well-distributed stocks available
for isuse: Breeches nnd trousers.
1,504.000 pairs; wool coats, 200,000;
tvnderdrawers. 5.000,000; undershirts.
2,714.000; wool gloves, 2,960,000;
leather waistcoats. l.OOS.OOO; mittens.
746,000; overcoats, 379,500; wool spiral
puttees, 1,718,000; field shoes, 2,570,-
000; wool O. D. flannel shirts, 2,349,-
000; slickers. 633.000; heavy wool
stockings, 7,807,000; blankets, 721,900.
'Yours Truly' Club Will
Battle the Independents
on Chnstmas Night
The leaders of the American
League will be the attraction at
Chestnut Street Auditorium on
Christmas night. The American
League is composed of such teams
as St. Elizabeth, Rockwood, Gar
nets, Hancock and Vlncome. These
teams have all appeared In Harriß
burg and the visitors will appear
with- a very strong lineup. The'
"Yours Truly" is the name of the
visiting team.
Preparations are being made at
Chestnut Street Auditorium to ac
commodate one of the largest
crowds ever witnessing a game ,n
this city. This Is the annual meet
ing of college boys -home for the
holidays and also of many Harris
burg people who come back to
spend the holidays.
The Independents have started
their old stride again and "hey will
give good account of. themselves
when they line up with the Yours
Truly Club. Dancing will follow
the game.
Yours Truly. Independents.
Paxon. t. McCord, f.
Rettlnger, f. . Wallower, f.
Oet/.lnger, c. Beck, c.
Holland, g. G. Ford, g.
Kleinberg, g. Oerdes, g.
Gough, g.
Whole Bunch of Athletes Will
Be Ticketed For Minor
A twenty-one-player limit, as re
cently adopted by the American
League, means a lot of work and
worry for the managerial gents of
the Junior circuit between the present
and the start of the 1919 llag race.
Pruning a big league roster may seem
a simple thing, but it's not, and iigures
prove it. On the reserve list of Ban
Johnson's league there are 260 names.
The new law allows 168 names, ex
clusive of bench managers, and as
there will -bo two of the latter. It
means that approximately ninety ath
letes will be ticketed buck/'to the
What is going to save some of the
managers—not to mention the players
—is the little clause about men in ser
vice being carried on the inactive re
serve list until thirty days after their
discharge by Uncle bam. Many of tne
inen, however, will be ready long be
fore the season opens, and few will
be left in service along übout next
July, so sooner or later the pilots will
go through the trimming ordeal down
to the last man.
H1 Sox Hiive Iliic List
'For cutting possiblitics the Boston
Red Sox oiler an unique situation.
President Harry Frazee has under
reserve the nucleus of two pennant
winning teams. Probably never in the
history of baseball has one club boast
ed such a collection of talent.
It might be well to mention- right
here that the gents who eventually
buy the Red Sox will realize some
thing better than $lOO,OOO from the
sale of players. Of course, Frazee
may dispose of some of these athletes
before he lets loose of his ball elub
in which event he will have to be
termed a "smart guy."
Frazee finds himself with this re
markable string of talent because he
was quick enough to land on the
golden opportunity just a year ago.
Connie Mack publicly announced to
his fellow magnates that "Joe" Bush,
Amos Strunk, "Wallie" Schang and
"Stuffy" Mclnnis were on the market.
Some of the club owners wanted the
men, but preferred to think It over.
Meanwhile Frazee sailed in, closed the
deal and In the twinkle of an eye
made for himself a pennant winner
out of a team previously wrecked by
The slicing of teams Is a help and
not a hindrance to the successful con
duct of baseball. There never have
been enough men of the big league
caliber to fill every position on the
sixteen major league clubs. Once In a
while one team will become top heavy
with first string men and other clubs
will be lacking In all but a few posi
tions. Thus under a low player limit
the material is better scattered, and to
even up the strength of the respective
contenders assures a hotter race and
Increased attendance.
There is another angle to consider.
Certain managers have a failing for
attempting every conceivable combi
nation in an effort to win a game.
"Jim" Callahan and Fielder Jones
Jones were terrible ottonders In this
respect. Neither would hesitate to
exhaust a string of twenty-five play
ers in a single game. Such methods
confuse the fans, cheapen the game
and make life miserable for the
scribes who hRVe to keep the figures.
With the rosters cut down we don't
have to read box scores that look like
a league roster Instead of a team
Snlcn to He Brink
The cutting down process Is going
to bring on a lot of sales nnd trades.
Some of these may come off shortly,
hut in many cases the clubs will pre
fer to wait until later In the winter,
ns by that time It will he possible for
theni to get a definite idea ns to which
men will be released from Uncle Sam's
The New York club furnishes an ex
ample of what must tnke.place. There
are fifty Yankees under reserve and
of the men in service all but n couple
nre on this side of the pond. The Red
Sox have fortv-three on the rrseve
list. The White Sox string- embraces
forty-seven names.
Tarsi's in Two Games
at Tower City Tomorrow
The Tn-sus school of gymnastics
basketball team will Journey to Tow
er City to-morrow to play two
games, one at 2.30 and the other at
The Tarsus tosscrs haven't ployed
a regular scheduled game for two
weeks hut have been practicing in
their gvm with local cage teams.
Tower City has a very' strong
team and is one of the leading teams
in the coal regions, placing such
teams as Pottstown, Pittston and
The following players will make
the trln: Meek. Fetrow. Laughery,
T,qog, Holohan apd Marks.
TnrsnH has a game ponding with
Reading High school -fo be played
at Reading on Thursdny. Reading
is in the Pcnnsy.-'finla Scholnstic
Santa Claw* to Anpear
Before Kiwanis Cl"b
• Santa Claus will nnpesr at the
weekly luncheon of the Kiwanis Club
Friday noon In the assembly room
r<f the Y. M. C. A. A real Christmas
tree will bo there and gifts will be
The meeting Is postponed from the
rrgular meeting day, Wednesday, to
Friday because of Christmas.
Among the applications for mem
bership to come before the meeting
are thoße of Peter Mngaro, owner
nnd manager of the Regent theater
and A. W. Hormnn, chorister at
Messiah Lutheran Church.
"Battling" Levinsky Scheduled
to Box Leo Houck, Native
Son, Tomorrow at Lancaster
Lancaster boxing fans are looking
forward to a treat to-morrow, when
Frank -Erne's physical culture school,
"biggest little club in the United
Stales," is to stage a star bout be
tween Leo Houck and "Battling" l&-
vinsky. Houck, of course. Is the na
tive son, for years a star In the game,
and everyone In Lancaster knows him.
But Levinsky, who claims the world's
light heavyweight championship, is a
comparative stranger. His home is in
Bridgeport, Conn., and he has met all
the high-class men in this country.
Little Talks by
Beatrice Fairfax
If a girl Is sixteen years old and
works, earning enough to pay for her
board and keep, how much liberty Is
she entitled to?
This is the text of many letters
that come to me —usually from* the j
girls themselves—that a few general!- j
ties on the subject may be opportune. |
A girl of sixteen is really a child, even
though the Industrial conditions of
the country, due to a world war, en
aole her to make a woman's wages—
for a little while.
It is the big wages that make her
see everything through a magnifying
glass—her age, her prospects, and the,
tragic condition of her breaking
Duties of a Wise Mother
Her mother, If she is wise in her
day and generation, sees to It that
her daughter does not go strolling off
with every Tom, Dick and Harry that
comes along. For Sweet Sixteen is
too young to have any real knowledge (
of human nature.
She Is too young to have any per-;
spective on life, and a year to herj
seems an eternity, and she argues: |
"Next year I shall be a -weoman of lev
enteen, and not have the interest in
life that I have now; by that time I
shall be almost middle-aged. There- i
fore, why should I not make hay J
while the sun shines? I am earning;
my own living, and what right has
every one to treat me, like a oaby?"
And the mother, if she-is a clever j
woman, will humor these old-age de-|
lusions, keeping a watchful eye, how
ever, on her daughter and seeing that
her amusements are safe and pane.
This will necessitate her keeping very
much on her Job as caretaker, while j
she dozes with one eye open and pre-,
tends not to see.
For Sweet Sixteen must have its
good times. They are as necessary to
the machinery of a young life as is
the escape valve to a boiler, and if
this useful vent is neglected we are
likely to have an explosion. Nothing
could be a more difficult and delicate
job for a parent than this business of
letting Sweet Sixteen Imagine it is
having its ewn head, while all the
time a wise, kindly hand remains on
the bridle.
Sixteen the Age of Enthusiasm
Sixteen is an age of thrills and en
thusiasm, nothing is to be taken at Its
face value, the world Is a placo of
roses, rainbows and star dust. Every
thing is either sunshine or shadow,
comedy or tragedy, there are no half
tones, no halfway values; this state of
mind Is reflected in the vocabulary of
Sweet Sixteen.
It is "just crazy" about chocolate
sundaes, it would "rather die" than
eat oatmeal, it "adores" white uni
forms, and all these exaggerated ex
pressions are quite true; it feels thut
way about everything, life is at top
Alas, what a taming influence mere
living exercises on these young hearts
in a few years. But it is In their
wild, untamed state that we are deal
ing with them. In the days wlin it
is a breathless adventure to walk
downtown nnd look in shop windows,
when a movie ticket is admission to
101 Dorado, when tho tenor In a light
opera Is a prince to dream about for
weeks afterward.
Curiously enough, all these things,
the trip downtown, the movies, the
fairy prince of the light opera, become
stale, flat and unprofitable when they
are shared by mother. Aunt Kmma or
father's Cousin Jane. The beautiful
soap bubble is punctured, the irides
cent world of romance evaporates if
some solemn grown-up invades it.
And now appears the problem for
mother's ingenuity. She has got to
make Sweet Sixteen feel that she Is
not a solemn grown-up: that she Is
just as young, in her heart, us any
one of the girls, and Is not looking at
the world with the cold, weary eye of
experience, but with the Joyous en
thusiasm of youth.
This is a task that will require some
histrionic ability on the part of moth
er, who would undoubtedly prefer re
maining at home, resting in the Mor
ris chair and enjoying a book. But to
keep volcanic Sixteen happy and con
tented is worth a little extra strain
and fatigue, so the clever mother goes
along, not in the capacity of a wet
blanket or a rain crow, but as an—
allegedly— enthralled spectator.
And ns long as mother has given op
her comfortable evening at home she
makes of the occasion a real party.
She sees that several young people go
along, and she does not allow her
presence to act ns a damper on their
youthful high spirits. When they gig
gle and whisper over the silliest love
scene she controls her disapproval cr
her worldly superiority. She knows
theae young things have Juat so much j
DECEMBER 24, 1918.
A bout of importance Is that be
tween "Sailor" Globish and "Rubo"
Bennett. Globish looked pretty punk
here the other night when he showed
at the Motive Power Club. Nate Isaac
man, native son, is to meet "Buck"
Free, of York; "Johnny" Gill, of York,
engages Joe Duffy, of Philadelphia;
Charlie Yeager, I-ancaster, meets Ray
Sargen, of York. The bouts start to
morrow afternoon at 2.30 o'clock
sharp. The admisison is 55 cents; re
served seats, $l.lO.
suerfiupous enthusiasm to get rid of,
and she doesn't propose to tamper
with the safety valve, no matter how
bored she may be.
Father Will Do Sometimes
Sometimes there is- a married
daughter to whom this delicate mis
sion of sheperdess may be entrusted.
Any one will do who is responsible
and will not act as a wet blanket on
the youthful spirits. Father has been
known to fill the rote quite handsome
ly. The great thing is to get some
one who will not interfere with all
the giggling, bubbling, thrilling en
thusiasm of Sweet Sixteen.
A mother of my acquaintance was
terribly anxious over the mysterious
errand that took her young daughter
out every evening in company with
three other girls. They usually sal
lied forth in snch high spirits and re
turned with such chuckles and gig
gles that the good lady felt something
highly exciting must have taken place.
Whenever any grownup member of
the family suggested going along the
faces of the quartet fell, and they
would give up their mysterious expe
dition without a word.
Finally, the anxious parent could
stand it no longer. She consulted
with the other mothers and lound
them to be equally perturbed. No one
had the vaguest idea of what befell
the quartet after they started out so
hilariously. Then one of the fathers
undertook to do the sleuthing. He fol
lowed them down one street and UP
another with the stealth of a conspir
ator, and saw the four vanish into a
well-lighted drugstore and fall upon
—the city directory!
The anxious father, watching
through the plate glass, saw one of
them pounce on a name, all four heads
came togethei in a second, and then,
there was more chuckling and bub
bling. After some *'me spent over the
pages of the directory, two dimes
were mustered, two ice cream sodas
bought and shared by the four girls.
This went on evening after even
ing, until the father enlisted the serv
ices of the druggist In the capacity
of Sherlock Holmes. The excitement,
it seems, consisted in nothing more
hectic than looking up the names of
different boys they knew or had heard
of. and to see which of them had
achieved the eminence of having his
name inscribed in the city directory.
And when one suggested a name that
proved to he a winner there would
hp more rejoicing than over the tra
ditional sinner doing penance.
These parents were wise, they did
not interfere, but left the girls to
their mad quest of pursuing names
through the city directory an 4 after
ward refreshing themselves with
half, or quarter, rations of ice cream
soda, according to their prosperity.
Oh, it was a mad. wild liflTthis direc
tory game, and a wonderful safety
valve, for it kept the boilers from
A musical entertainment will be
given In the Olivet Presbyterian
Church on Christmas evening at 6.30
Play Safe-
Stick to
Because the quality is as good a3 ever it
was. They will please and satisfy you
7e—worth it
Work Toward Common End;
Lvoff and Kokovsoff Are
Among Leaders in Paris
rnrln, Dec. 24.—Prince Georges E.
Lvoff and Vladimir N. Kokovsoff,
both former RUBSUQ premiers, are
among the prominent Russians who
have arrived In Paris to assist the
movement of unifying Russia and
restoring order there with Entente
aid. The Russians here, representing
many parties have apparently recon
ciled ,their political differences and
are working toward a common end.
Neutrals arriving In Paris from
Petrograd, which city they left early
In December, say food conditions
there are constantly growing worse
and that the position of foreigners
is especially hard since all the neu
tral legations have been- withdrawn.
Neutral caretakers in charge of em
bassies and legations are unable to
obtain food and will probably be
forced to leave.
Total Casualties in
War Are 31,591,758;
7,909,768 in Death List
Casualtis of both sides In the world
war, according to official and esti
mated figures, total 31,591,768. Of
this total, the Allies lost 4,559,768
men dead, as against the Central
Powers' 3,350,000.
The table of killed and dead of
Central Powers
Germany (Including naval) 2,000,000
Austria (end of May, 1918) 800,000
Bulgaria (estimated) .... 250,000
Turkey (estimated) .... 300,000
Total 8,360,000
Allied Powers
Russia 1,700,000
France 1,400,000
Great Britain 658,000
Italy 200,000
Rumania 200,000
Belgium (estimated) .... 150,000
Serbia 150,000
America 72,768
Greece (estimated) 25,000
Portugal (estimated) .... 4,000
Total 4.559,768
Grand total 7,909,768
The total casualty lists follow:.
Central Powers
Germany (including naval) 6,066,769
Austria 4,000,000
Bulgaria (estimated) .... 1,000.000
Turkey 1,000,000
Total 12,066,769
Allied Powers
Russia 9,150,000
France (estimated) 4,250,000
Great Britain" 3,049,991
Italy 1,500,000
Serbia 400,000
[Belgium (estimated) .... 400,000
IRumania 400,000
1 America 264,998
[Greece (estimated) 100,000
Portugal (estimated) 10,000
Total 19,624,989
Grand total 31,691.758