Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, March 18, 1919, Page 4, Image 4

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Asks Counties to Co-operate
to a Greater Extent With
the State Department
Harrisburg, March 18. —County
authorities in Pennsylvania were to
day called upon by Highway Com
missioner Lewis S. Sadler for great
er efforts in construction of second
ary highways. Numerous delega
tions have been to interview him
and millions of dollars pledged.
The Commissioner said in his
"Within a few days Governor
Sproul will announce the trans-
Pennsylvania north-south and east-
Look, Mother! Is tongue coated,
breath feverish and
stomach sour?
"California Syrup of Figs" can't
harm tender stomach,
liver, bowels.
Mother! Your child isn't naturally
croi>s and peevish. See if tongue is
coated: this is a sure sign its little
stomach, liver and bowels need a
cleansing at once.
When listless, pale, feverish, full
of cold, breath bad, throat sore,
doean't eat, sleep or act naurally,
has stomach-ache, diarrhoea, re
member, a .gentle liver and bowel
cleansing should always be the first
treatment given.
Nothing equals "California Syrup
of Figs" for children's ills; give a
teaspoonfui, and in a few hours all
the foul waste, sour bile and fer
menting food which is clogged in
the bowels passes out of the system,
and you have a well and playful
child again. All children love this
harmless, delicious '"fruit laxative,"
and it never fails to effect a good
"inside" cleansing. Directions for
babies, children of all agc3 and
grown-ups are plainly on the bottle.
Keep it handy in your home. A
little given to-day saves a sick child
tomorrow, but get the genuine. Ask
your druggist for a bottle of "Cali
fornia Syrup of Figs." then look and
see that it is made by the "Cali
fornia Fig Syrup Company."
For Golds, Grip
and Influenza
To/bids" 1
Be sure you get the Genuine
Look for this signature
on the box. 30c.
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After the long winter months, too
much rich food and too little exer
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Three times a week for three
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west highways which are to constl
'wti, The cost of fvus svefem w'll
he met entirely by the State, from
the sale of bonds authorized at last
November's election. Its construc
tion will give Pennsylvania a net
"ln order that not only the State
at large, but its thousands of com
munities may reap the benefit that
will come from good roads it is
necessary that there be a secondary
system of roads—nlove-tailing with
the primary system. To secure this
secondary system it is necessary that
every Pennsylvania county co-oper
ate with the Commonwealth.
"Each Pennslvania county is en
titled to a portion of what is called
the State-aid fund. The State
shares with the several counties on
a 50-50 basis. The counties arrange
their portion of the 50-50 expendi
ture as they see fit, insofar as the
division between county and town
ship is concerned. The State will
follovf preferences indicated by
County Commissioners as to the
thoroughfares on which work will be
done on the State-aid plan.
"But the total represented by
what the State and the counties will
spend on State-aid roads does not
truly represent the total that will
and should be spent on the construc
tion of secondary highways. The
State Highway Department takes
the position that because the State
alone is paying for the main or
primary highway system the count
ies themselves should be willing to
put into the construction of second
ary routes the money they would
have spent had they been called to
meet the State in the cost of con
struction of the primary system.
"In other words, a county's share
of tiro State-aid fund for the two
year period covered by the legisla
tive appropriation may not be suf
ficient to do extensive construction
on the secondary system. The Com
missioners of that county have au
thority to borrow money or issue
bonds, in the manner provided by
law, and spend that money as they
see fit. If they use it to construct
permanent roads on State highway
routes then, upon completion of the
thoroughfare, the State assumes the
maintenance and repair.
"Several counties have already is
sued bonds for road work, a dozen
counties have bond issues in pros
pect, and many others will if neces
sary borrow money with which to
aid in the construction of permanent
sections of secondary highways. Al
most every county in the State has
indicated that it will avail itself of
the State-aid apportioned to it
under the law.
"The State Highway Department
urges that counties enter into the
work of constructing roads with all
the vigor and energy of which they
are capable.
"The Commonwealth has mapped
out the most comprehensive pro
gram ever undertaken in America.
"If we are joined by the counties
themselves —if the counties will lay
out their own highway systems, and
follow a definite year-by-ycar pro
gram of construction, the result will
be a revelation not only to our
selves, but to the entire United
"The State is paying all the cost
of building the primary road system.
It is paying several millions of dol
lars during the next two years to
ward building the secondary system,
and it asks that each county in
Pennsylvania do as much for itself
as the State is doing for it."
Building Prospects Are
Encouraging All Over U. S.
Ilthough building construction
work is steadily increasing through
out the country it has not reached
the normal level maintained a few
years ago according to the American
Contractor in its monthly review
of operations during February. The
increase in work is encouraging
however, for the last month, 153
cities reporting new projects which
will cost $32,058,628 to complete, as
compared with $21,680,314 in the
same month in 1918, or 48 per cent,
more. In the two previous years
operations in clightly more than 100
cities totalled more than $50,000,000
each February.
Harrisburg is third in the amount
of construction work started last
month in the list of third class
cities reporting in this State. In
Reading 24 permits were issued for
operations with an estimated value
of $148,375; Erie, 60 permits, $71,-
533; Harrisburg, 25 permits, $44,-
530. Last year, however, in Feb
ruary only three permits were is
sued in Reading for work costing
$125; 25 in Erie, $30,025; and 4 in
Harrisburg, $181,900.
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The Private Life of the Kaiser
Tk Kalirr and Kaiserftn'a LATA Malar DIM, Chief af <ha Raynl
Household at Berlin and Petadam.
Bareness ran Lurtaek-Reddera la the TRUE aaat a af the Berlin
Court Lady who cava the story of the Kaiser to Ileary William
Fisher, Ursula, Caaatess Tea Epplagbovea betas a asm da aruerre,
heretofore used to shield her.
Thompson Feature Service, 1919, Copyright
[Continued from Yesterday.]
Like her forbidden books, the Em
press' private letters are a constant
source of annoyance to her retinue.
Having a habit of leaving the mpst
intimate missives lying around on
toilet tables and in bandboxes, the
Kalserin never hesitates to accuse
the person on duty in the rooms of
reading them, and of spying upon
her, when at last she recollects the
incident; but as such scenes are mat
ters of daily occurrence, the host of
officials and waiting women doom
them hardly worth talking about.
llcr Majesty a Kcligious Woman
Alas, and alack, for the chimeras
of this world! Common folks have
troubles of their own, and, piqued
by a thousand and one vexations and
discomforts, torment others into a
like unhappy state; It is a detestable
yet not unpardonable habit; but
what about the rich and mighty
causing gloom and dejection for the
mere pleasure of the thing?
Her Majesty is a very religious
woman, and it is but natural that
she commands her people to attend
divine service on Sundays. With this
wish the great majority would glad
ly conform, but for the fact that
they have obsolutely no time for
their devotions. The men and wo
men must be at their Majesty's beck
and call until the very second they
drive out: that is, up to 9.45 a. m.
Her Majesty decided to arrange
for a special service to be held at
the" Palace, and we ladies of the
court received the agreeable com
mission to report truants. It is a
disgusting duty, but we had to fol
low orders, and most unpleastint
contentions arose when our grand
mistress, Countess Brockdorff, took
a hand in the game by rising'at an
early hour and watching things from
her window, unknown to anybody.
In that case not only the absentees
got into trouble, but also we, who
failed to tell on them.
Upon Her Excellency's denuncia
tion, myself and a poor chamber
maid were up for a scolding once,
and while I was inventing excuses
for Pauline the best way I could, the
girl burst out: "May it please Your
Majesty to remember that this go
ing to church costs us an hour of
"And when do you have to rise in
order to get through with your work
and attend service?" demanded the
Empress, raising her voice.
"At five o'clock, Your Majesty."
"That is not so bad."
"No," said the girl, "not for those
who idle from one year's end to the
This pert answer might have re
sulted in Pauline's dismissal, had
she not immediately sacrificed a
round five mark piece for Auguste
Victoria's church building fund.
Countess Brockdorff had already ob
tained leave to bounce her. but that
act of generosity saved her head.
The Kaiserin cannot be angry long
with a person who contributes a
brick to some new church, but mem
bers of the household who refuse to
be bled have an unhappy time of it.
The plate goes round three, four,
or five times per annum, and the
amounts bestowed are carefully re
corded to speak for or against the
different parties, as the case might
be. And that happens in a house
where the servants are not only bad
ly paid, but must needs forego the
greater part of the presents dpmes
tic in ordinary establishments re
ceive on stated occasions.
Sometimes, for no reason what
ever, she takes a sudden dislike to
persons and then she will not rest
until they are discharged. So it
happened that the nurse of little
Prince Augustus, a girl of twenty
five, Emma Kuter by name, receiv
ed orders to quit.
The young woman, daughter of a
preacher in Westphalia, had been
attached to the nursery for eight
years; she loved the children and
was beloved by them. Both Majes
ties had expressed satisfaction with
her work on divers occasions, and
Emma fondly imagined that she
was fixed for life, especially when
on Christmas day the Empress had
given her Prince Augustus' picture,
bearing, the all-highest autograph,
together with some pious motto.
When the notice of dismissal
came, Emma went at once to Coun
tess BrockdorfE to ask for an ex
planation, but Her Excellency „ re
fused to enter into details. "I am
acting under Her Majesty's instruc
tions." That was all she would say.
Five minutes later the girl came
running into the nursery, with dis
hevelled hair and staring eyes. She
threw herself on the floor, and her
moans attracted half the household.
The doctors said wounded pride
and disappointment had caused her
to be temporarily deranged. She
was sent to an asylum. A week
later poor Emma -was a raving
maniac. She died in a straitjackct
at tlie end of the year. '
I asked Countess Brockdorff,
Count Eulenburg, and Baron Lynck
er why this girl had been discharg
ed. All three had but praises for
her, all three regretted the sad end
of so worthy a person, none of the
three knew what prompted Her
Majesty's displeasure. She probab
ly did not know herself.
And right here X approach an
almost limitless subject, that of Au
gusts Victoria's inordinate vanity.
"I wonder if Solomon the Wise
ever knew a person half so vain
as my granddaughter-in-law," the
lute Empress Augusta used to say,
adding, with a smile: "Of course
he did, else why should the author
ship of the Ecciesiastes, with its
quaint truism, 'All is vanity,' be im
puted to him?"
There is probably not a brand of
cosmetics, or similar application in
tended to beautify and improve the
complexion or forestall and arrest
adoposity, or any concoction what
ever claiming this or that or a hun
dred things in the line of averting
blemishes or amending one's good
points, which the Empress has not
employed at one time or another,
either externally or internally. The
cupboards in the bathroom in Pots
dam as well as in Berlin were veri
table museums of curiosly-shaped
and highly-labeled bottles and pots
and retorts, bearing the names of
chemists the world over. Some are
half filled, others remain unopened,
and all vyere procured at more or
less heavy expense in money and
time wasted, for the Kaiser and
court marshal must, of course, know
nothing of these carryings on, and
not unfrequently strangers are
I pressed into service to procure the
I latest cosmctlcal novelties en vogue
among Parisiennes or the inmates
of Turkish harems.
| The most beautiful piece of fur-
niture in Her Majesty's dressing
room was the wash stand—a great
marble slab of perfect black, resting
on solid silver legs, the chefs-d'aeu
vre of some London silversmiths.
Above was a mirror, with a richly
ornamented, broad silver frame, set
in tho wall. A big table groans un
der the weight of innumerable bot
tles and platters, filled with toilet
waters, medicines and a thousand
and one things—Jugs of milk and
a plateful ,of cucumbers, bran wa
ter at the side of Ambree creme, fat
powders and others, vaseline, eaux
of a hundred denominations, vine
gars of all brands, rose waters, "elec
tricity drops," opium, and what not.
Once the Emperor strayed Into
the room, and, seeing and smelling
this exhibition, remarked: "I did
not know the Schloss Apotheke had
moved up here. And what is that?"
he added, pointing-to the cucumber
plate; "are you making yourself a
salad between times? I see you have
plenty of vinegars and oils around."
The Empress sometimes attends
luncheon in grand toilet and decol
lete, a habit English women pro
nounce shocking and Americans re
gard as ridiculous in the extreme.
It is, however, nothing of the kind
in Germany, where evening dress is
quite the proper thing, if not the
obligatory one, on all occasions of
ceremony or social intercourse of a
higher order.
Altogether there were four prin
cipal meals at the Berlin court, three
of which were usually attended by
guests and the highest officials of the
household. The Kaiserin made it a
point to appear on all these occa
sions in different styles of dress.
At a matter of fact, Auguste Vic
toria wears seven or eight different
gowns every twenty-four hours, and
tries on from ,ten to twelve to see
which suit her best. If, for in-
I stance, a sea-green demitoilct is or
dered for the theater, the wardrobe
women ihust arrange all dresses of
that color and description on the
numerous skeleton puppets that line
the walls in Her Majesty's clothes
presses, each robe having its own set
of accompaniments as to stockings,
i shoes, petticoats, wraps, and head
About an hour and a half before
the carriage starts, tho Empress
comes in to inspect her treasures
and to decide what she will wear.
But that does not end matters. Fre
quently, when her toilet Is nearly
finished, the august lady discovers
that the shade chosen is not be
coming to her on that particular
day. "It makes me look old," or, "I
am afraid this color will not do un
der the electric light—what does
Your Excellency think?" This to
I Countess Brockdorff, grand mis
Of course, that lady agrees with
the implied opinion, and "Away with
this confounded toggery!" as Napo
leon tho Great said when divesting
himself of his coronation robes. An
other costume, with its numerous
accessories, is brought from the
mighty closets, and the process of
robing is renewed, while probably
two thousand people or more, hav
ing paid speculators' prices for the
honor of sitting under the same roof
with the imperial couple, are loyal
ly wonderfully why the overture is
The ICatserin seldom wears the
same dress twice unless it has pre
viously undergone a radical change
in her own workshlp, where she
keeps from four to six dressmakers
busy all the year round. On an
average. Her Majesty uses up, or at
least buys, from two hundred to two
hundred and twenty-five costumes
in the course of a year, some cost
ing as little as one hundred dollars.
The bills for others, by their size,
give her chief of cabinet, Baron von
Mirbach, palpitations.
Sliop-Kecpers Worry About Money
Lately the Kaiserin's want of de- I
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clsion caused Bedlin shop-keepers
to regard a royal command to send
goods on approval in anything but
a joyful spirit; and small wonder,
for nine times out of ten their good
offices, expense, and loss of time are
thrown away.
Thus, to mention only one in
stance, the Bmpress ordered four or
five metropolitan business houses,
making a specialty of infanta' ware
and furniture, to dispatch to the pal
ace a variety of cradles and small
brass bedsteads suitable for the
child she expected. As may be Im
agined, the Arms so honored fairly
outdid themselves in the race to fur
nish tho finest and latest on hand.
Twelve hours after the royal com
mand had bee n. given out, a succes
sion of furniture vans rolled into our
courtyard, and a bazar, filled with
lovely creations in the layette lino
—as the salespeople uniformly put
It—was soon established in one of
the big halls.
Among these treasures Her Ma
jesty wandered for a week or ten
days, selecting this or that one min
ute and rejecting it an hour later.
The embarrass de richees bewilder
ed her, and, though knowing full,
well that she had only five hundred
marks to spend, the vpry costliest
offerings, exceeding her modest sti
pend twice or even three times over,
engaged her fancy to the exclusion
of all others. •
The shop-keepers who had denud
ed their warerooms and show win
dows of chefs-d'aouvre to please the
Empress, got tired after waiting a
week, and remonstrated with the
court marshal, petitioning for the
return of their goods. That gentle
man explained to Her Majesty that
she must decide without further de
lay; but it was not until the Ber
liners had actually begun to remove
their property, a fortnight after
sending the things on approval, that
Auguste Victoria chose among the
Almost Bankrupt tlio Exchequer
One day Grand-master von Mir
bach received the Vienna tailor's and I
milliner's bill with its four noughts,
and florin at that! "The poor
Baron," says an eye-witness, "was
nearly knocked silly when he read
the figures. 'Woher nehmen und
nicht stelilen?'" ("How can I pay
this without resorting to thievery?")
he cried, after partly recovering his
composure; 'our treasury is as empty
as a cornet's who spends his allow
ance in advance; I hardly know how
to pay Her Majesty's laundry bill"
for the ensuing three months.'
"Kammerherr von der Knesebaclt
spoke up at this Juncture. 'The Kai
ser,' he said, 'remarked this morning
that he was quite unable to decide
on a birthday prepcnt for Her
Majesty. Why not propose that he
assume payment of this bill? It
will save His Majesty the trouble of
choosing among a hundred and one
offerings by the different purveyors
and right Your Excellencys budget,
which is, after all, the main thing."
Of course, Herr von Mirbach
jumped at this chance, and the ball
was set rolling after tho old-ap-
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proved style, viz.: the entire palace
camarilla combined to persuado tho
Emperor "that it was his all-gracl
ous will and command to present
the Kaiserin, on the occasion of her
birthday, with three certain robes
de chambre," the price of which ex
ceeded his chancellor's annual sal
Many readers will think Kaiser
William too proud and self-asser
tive a personage to be wheeled. Let
those doubters consider tho court >
recipe for such acts of gentle in
veiglement and own themselves sold.
It runs somewhat after the fashion
of Genesis, chapter IV, verse 18:
"And Irad begat Mehujael: and
Mehujael begat Methusael and
Methusael begat Lameeh," etc. Herr
von der KnesebeCk told Baron Mir
bach, Baron Birbach told the Kai
ser's court marshal, the court mar
shal told the master of ceremonies,
the master of. ceremonies told the
royal house marshal, the royal house
marshal told the vice-grand-master
of ceremonies, the vice-grand-mas
ter of ceremonies told the seneschal,
the seneschal told the chief of cabi
net, the chief of cabinet told the
chief of the Maison Militaire, the
chief of the Maison Militaire told
tho imperial adjutants, and tho
whole set dinned it into the all-high
est ears until the Emperor thought
it his own "most gracious" idea, and
consequently little short of divine
The three dressing gowns were
yanked into the royal palace—one
literally came off the Kaiserin's back
—and found Immediate favor with
William, who was just then contem
plating his order of cabinet, creating j
the half-rococo, half-savage Prus- i
•sian court dress. His Mnjesty or- |
dered tho bill paid without looking :
! at it, and Auguste Victoria and licy ]
j court marshal breathed easy once:
j ntore. . J
Tho winter's round of festivities |
usually left the Empress' exchequer '
in more than the ordinary state of
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cxhnustion, and Her Majesty's noble
resolve never to don a gown more
than twice would certainly have to
be amended In the summer months
by some such proviso as "state of
finances permitting," if It was not
for the Grand Turk.
Nultail Sends Her Gifts
As usual, precious porcelains,
turned out by the Royal Berlin
works, had found their way by New
Year into the-splendid harem on the
bosom of the sweet waters, and the
fat sultans and kadyns returned the
compliment by selecting for the
Frankish Empress the very Choicest
of Oriental cloths, linens, gauzes and
fat sultan a and kadyns returned the
heated term. These presents to Her
Majesty arrived regularly in April,
or the beginning of May, each year,
and there being whole bales of the
various textures and shades, Auguste
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