Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, May 31, 1919, Image 3

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Five Vessels Slip Off Ways in j
Forty-Eight Minutes at
Hog Island
Philadelphia, May 31.—Establish- I
lng a world's record in ship launchings \
at one tide in one yard, five 7,800-ton !
cargo ships, slipped off the wsys at j
Hog Island in 48 minutes yesterday be- I
fore a Memorial Day crowd estimated t
at 100,000, and were given Godspeed j
with the crashing of the time-honored I
bottle of champagne over the bows of
One ship, the Firestone County, was j
christened with water brought from j
Pipestone creek, Pipestone, county,
Minnesota. The Pipestone < P"ty was j
the fourth ship off the ways, and hardly |
a handful of people realized that it was |
entering on its career as a "dry ship. ,
Before Secretary of the Navy Dan- j
iels and a throng of United States Sen- j
ators and Congressmen and the multi-
tude. the Maiden Creek left the ways
at 1 37 p. m. and the Luxpalile. the I
last Ship, at 2.35. The other vessels I
wre the Nedmac. Lehigh and the Pipe- i
stone County in the order
The sponsors were Mrs. Mary Bair
Fox. Camden. N. J.. for the Nedmac
Miss Lois Geiger, Pipestone county,
Minnesota, for the Pipestone County,
Miss R. Emma Reiser.
for the Maiden Creek; Mrs. Williamß.
Thomas. Catasauqua, Pa., for thei Le
high. and Mrs. .1 T>. Andrew, wife of
the manager of the hull division at Hog
Island, for the Lurpallle.
Daniels Awakes Speech
Payin gtrihutc to American enter
prise born of war's noeess ty. which
will mean the restoration of the Amor
can merchant marine. Secretary Dan
iels the principal speaker at the cere
monies attending the launchings. de
clared that the nation is only on the
threshold of merchant ship construction
and the development of world carry nK
trade, placing America in vital touch
with the commerce of the world.
••We could not If we would as a na
tion." said the Secretary, "longer live
between the two oceans dependent upon
foreign bottoms for our overseas com
merce. and we would not if we could.
America will not quit lite hl P buU *-
ing industry, he said, adding > that it
would be put on a firm and solid basis.
"We will build big ships and bigger
ships which can be manned by small
crews and have a large steaming ra
dius." said Mr. Daniels.
The Secretary told of a visit he
to the frreat British shipyards on the
Tvne and Clyde, where ships were built
that carried English commerce and
flag and civilization over the world, and
remarked: "To-day we stand on the
banks of the Delaware, rapidly becom
ing the river which will outdistance
every river in the world in the product
of its ships."
The day of isolation has passed for
America. Secretary Daniels said, and
never again will it be indifferent to
the concerns of humanity in any part
of the world.
"We shall build naval ships, power
ful enough to protect our merchant
marine." was his promise. 'Me shall
build more ships and with brotherly in
terest and with confidence which is
borne out of the struggle, we shall
unite with free men everywhere to pre
serve the fruits of the victory the valor
of our men has won."
Thomas S. Peters Dies
in Harrisburg Hospital
After an illness of several weeks
Thomas S. Peters, 33 North Second
street, prominent in Masonic circles,
and at one time in the real estate
business, died last evening at the
"Harrisburg Hospital. He had been ill
for weeks and suffered several
strokes of paralysis.
Mr. Peters was born in Harrisburg
November 26, 1857. He received his
education in the public schools of
the city and then engaged in the
real estate and insurance business.
He served as county assessor and in
the Common Council of the city from
1593 to 189> Mr Peters was con
nected with the following organiza
tions: Robert Bums Lodge, No. 464
F. and A. M.: State Capitol Lodge,
No 70 1. O. O. F.; Cincinnatus Com
mandery, N. 96. K. of M„ the Royal
Arcanum and B. P. O. Elks. He was
one of the organizers of the Harris
burg lodge of Elks and of the An
cient Order United Workmen.
Surviving Mr. Peters are his broth
er Charles H. Peters: two sons,
George Doehne Peters, of Pittsburgh,
Sawyer Peters, this city, and a
daughter. Anna Katherine Peters.
Funeral sefvices will be held on
Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at
908 North Second street. Burial will
be made in the Harrisburg Ceme
Steelton Churches
St. John's Lutheran —The Rev. G.
N. Lauffer. pastor, will preach at
I 0 43 on "Ye Also Shall Bear Wit
ness." and at 7.30 on "Zeal and Re
pentance." Sunday school 9.30; In
termediate and Senior Christian En
deavor, 6.30.
Main Street Church of God—The
Rev. J. E. Strine, pastor, will preach
at 10.45 on "Being Strong." and
-it 7.30 on "The Kingdom;" Sunday
school, 9.45.
First Methodist —The Rev. F . A.
Tyson, pastor, will preach at 10.45
on "Hearing" and at 7.30 on "i r ace
About;" Sunday school, 9.30; Ep
worth League. 6.30.
First Presbyterian—The Rev. C.
B. Segelken, pastor, will preach at
II on "The Quest F"or the Best."
The baccalaureate sermon to the
graduating class of the high school
and at 7.30 on "Is the Young Man
Safe'.'" Sundav school, 9.45.
Central Baptist—The Rev. Leroy
Stephens, of Lewisburg, will preach
at 10.45 and 7.30; Sunday school,
C'entenarv United Brethren —The
Rev. Joseph Daugherty, pastor, will
administer Holy Communion at 11
and will preach at 7.30 on "Christ's
Love For His Own;" Holy Com
munion at evening service. Sunday
school, 9.45; Christian Endeavor,
First Reformed —The Rev. H. H.
Rupp. pastor, will preach at 10.45
on "Decoration Day or Memorial
Day—Which? The Aftermath," and
at 7.30 on "The Meaning of the
Ascension." Thursday, 8 p. m., con
sistory at parsonage.
Grave United Evangelical The
Rev. J. E. Hoffman, pastor, will
preach at 10.30 and 7.30; special
services will be held for soldiers;
Sunday school, 9.15; Christian En
deavor, 6.45.
Members of the Harrisburg Natur
al History Society held their third
annual Conewago field excursion
yesterday, about 30 walkUtg from
Conewago to Falmouth. During tlie
day about 70 different varieties of
wild flowers and 40 different birds
were seen. The trip Included a visit
to a colony of black-crowned night
herons and to the "Governor's Sta
bles," a wooded section strewn with
, masuv rucks.
MfieWgidGrful StonGSjOSDZtt
' Q L- Frank Baum q
The Transformation of Old Mombi
The AA'itch was at first frightened at
finding herself captured by the enemy;
but soon she decided that she was
exactly as safe in the Tin AVoodman's
button-hole as growing upon the bush.
F"or no one knew the rose and Mombi
to be one, and now that she was with
out the gates of the city her chances
of escaping altogether from Glinda
were much improved.
"But there is no hurry," thought
Mombi. "I will wait awhile und en
joy the humiliation of this Sorceress
when she finds I have outwitted her."
So throughout the night the rose lay
quietly on the AA'oodman's bosom, and
in the morning. when Glinda sum
moned our friends to a consultation.
Nick Chopper carried Lis pretty flower
with him to the white silk tent.
"For some reason." said Glinda,
"we have failed to find this cunning old
Mombi; so 1 fear our expedition will
prove a failure. And for that I am
sorry, because without our assistance
little Ozma will never be rescued and
restored to her rightful position as
Queen of the Emerald City."
"Do not let us give up so easily." said
the Pumpkinhead. "Let us do some
thing else."
"Something else must rqahy be done."
replied Glinda. with a smile; "yet 1
cannot understand how I have been
defeated so easily by an old AVitch who
knows far less of magic than 1 do
"AVhile we are on the ground I be
lieve it would be wise for us to con
quer tire Emerald City fbr Princess
Ozma, and find the girl afterward."
said the Scarecrow. "And while the
girl remains bidden I will gladly rule
in her place, for I understand the busi
ness of ruling much better than Jinjur
"But I have promised not to molest
Jinjur." objected Glinda.
"Suppose you all return with me 'to
my kingdom—or Empire, rather." said
the Tin AA'oodman, politely including
the entire party in a royal wave of his
arm. "It will give me great pleasure
to entertain you in my castle, where
there is room enough and to spare.
And if any of you wish to be nickel
plated. my valet will do it free of all
AA'hile the AA'oodman was speaking
Glinda's eyes bad been noting the rose
in his button-hole, and now she im
agined she saw the big red leaves of
the flower tremble slightly. This
quickly aroused her suspicions .and in
a moment more the Sorceress had de
cided that the semeing rose was noth
ing else than a transformation of old
Mombi. At the same instant Mombi
knew she was discovered and must
quickly plan an escape, and as trans
formations were easy to her she im
mediately took the form of a Shadow
and glided along the wall of the tent
toward the entrance, thinking thus to
But Glinda had not only equal cun
ning. but far more experience than the
AA'itch. So the Sorceress reached the
opening of the tent before the Shadow,
and with a wave of her hand closed
the entrance so securely that Mombi
could not find a crack big enough to
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creep through. The Scarecrow and
his friends wero gristly surprised at
Glinda's actions; for none of them had
noted the Shadow. But Jhe Sorceress
said to them:
"Remain perfectly quiet, all of you!
For the old Witch is even now with us
iin this tent, and I hope to capture
j These words so alarmed Mombi that
; she quickly transformed herself from
, a shadow to a Black Ant. in which
j shape she crawled along the ground,
j seeking a crack or crevice in which
ito hide her tiny body.
Fortunately, the ground where the
| tent had been pitched, being Just.be
| fore the city gates, was hard and
Glinda's eyes noted the rose in his button-hole
j smooth; and while the Ant still
j crawled about, Glinda discovered it and
j ran quickly forward to effect its cap
i ture. But, just as her hand was des
, cending. the AA'itch, now fairly frantic
with fear, made her last transforma-
I tion, and in the form of a huge Griffin
j sprang through the wall of the tent—
-1 tearing the silk asunder in her rush—
I and in a moment had darted away with
j the speed of a whirlwind,
j Glinda did not hesitate to follow.
| She shrang upon the back of the Saw-
Horse and cried:
| "Now you shall prove that you have
i a right to be alive ! Run—run—run !"
j The Saw-Horse ran. Like a flash
jhe followed the Griffin, his wooden
i legs moving so fast that they twinkled
| like the rays of a star. Before our
' friends could recover from their sur
i prise both the Griffin and the Saw
i Horse had dashed out of sight.
"Come! Let us follow!" cried the
i Scarecrow.
They ran to the place where the
! Gump was lying and quickly tumbled
j aboard.
j "Fly!" commanded Tip. eagerly,
j "AA'here to?" asked the Gump, in its
| calm voice.
! "I don't know," returned Tip, who
i was very nervous at the delay; "but
i if you will mount into the air I think
jwe can discover which way Glinda
I has gone."
"A'ery well," returned the Gump,
quietly; and it spread its great wings
and mounted high into the air.
F'ar away, across the meadows, they
could see two tiny specks, speeding
one after the other; and they knew
these specks must be the Griffin and
the Saw-Horse. So Tip called the
Gump's attention to them und bade
the creature try to overtake the AA'itch
and the Sorceress. But, swift as was
' the Gump's flight, the pursued and
j pursuer moved more swiftly yet, and
j within a few moments were blotted out
against the dim horizon.
"Let us continue to follow them,
i nevertheless." said the Scarecrow; "for
I the Land of Oz is of small extent, and
I sooner or later they must both come
| to a halt."
j Old Mombi had thought herself very
| wise to choose the form of a Griffin,
j for its legs were exceedingly fleet and
I its strength more enduring than that of
other animals. But she had not reck
oned on the untiring energy of the
Saw-Horse. whose wooden limbs could
! run for days without slacking their
j speed. Therefore, arter an hour's hard
I running, the Griffin's breath began
j to fail, and it panted and gasped pain
fully, and moved more slowly than be
fore. Then it reached the edge of the
desert and began racing across the
deep sands. But its tired feet sank far
; into the sand, and in a few minutes
the Griffin fell forward, completely ex
| hausted, and lay still upon the desert
j waste.
I Glinda came up a moment later, rid-
I ing the still vigorous Saw-Horse; and
: having unwound a slender golden thread
! from her girdle the Sorceress threw
| it over the head of the panting and
j helpless Griffin, and so destroyed the
| magical power of Mombi's transfor
| F'or the animal, with one fierce shud
i der, disappeared from view, while in
j its place was discovered the form of
I the old AVitch, glaring- savagely at the
| serene and beautiful face of the Sor-
"You are my prisoner, and it is use-
less for you to struggle any longer."
said Glinda, in her soft, sweet voice.
"Die still a moment, and rest yourself,
and then I will carry you back to my
"Why do you seek me?" asked Mombi,
still scarce able to speak plainly for
lack of breath. "What have I done
to you. to be so persecuted?"
"V ou have done nothing to me," an
swered the genlte Sorceress; "but I
suspect you have been guilty of sev
eral wicked actions; and if I find it is
true that you have so abused your
knowldege of magic, X intend to punish
you severely."
"I defy you!" croaked the old hag.
"You dare not harm me!"
Just then the Gump flew up to them
and alighted upon the desert sands
beside Glinda. Our friends were de
lighted to find that Mombi had finally
been captured, and after a hurried con
sultation it was decided they shftuld all
return to the camp in the Gump. So
the Saw-Horse was tossed aboard, and
then Glinda, still holding an end of
the golden thread that was around
Mombi's neck, forced her prisoner to
climb into the sofas. The Others now
followed, and Tip gave the word to
the Gump to return.
The journey was made in safety,
Mombi sitting in her place with a
grim and sullen air; for the old hag
was absolutely helpless so long as the
magical thread encircled ther throat.
The army hailed Glinda's return with
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soon gathered again in the royal tent,
which had been neatly repaired during
their absence.
Next Story—"Princess Ozma of Oz."
The witch now being Ullnda's prisoner is
held powerless through the aid of Glln
da's golden htread. Mombi's attempts
to falsify are frustrated through the
use of the Magic Pearl. Old Mombt
finally agrees to tell the truth—so don't
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Cnmi> Dix, N. J., May 31.—Ten
thousand boys lr.- khaki, most of
(hem just back from France, stood
with bared heads yesterday, and
while military bands played softly,
i "Nearer My God, to Thee," paid a
! beautiful tribute to the boys who
j did not come home as tloral emblems
from scores of military* units were'
tendered and banked at the foot
:of the headquarters ilagstuff. Then,
ias the strains of the hymn died
j away, the soft notes of a distant
I bugle sounded 'taps." A chaplain
i said the bcr/sdictlon and the band
I played "The Star Spangled Banner."
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