Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 24, 1919, Page 4, Image 4

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Uninvited Children Upset Big
Festival Plans in
New York
New York, Dec. 2 4.—Thousands
Of uninvited children for whom no
gifts were provided, crowded their
way into the Seventy-first Regiment
Armory last night, and threw New
York's largest children's Christmas
festival Into a riot. During the
height of the uproar, fourteen thou
sand youngsters were in a mad
scramble for their share of presents,
which were stacked upon tables for
distribution to seven thousand needy
"kiddies," who had been Invited.
Police reserves from six precinct
stations, aided by the arpory detail
of soldiers, wejfe to check
the wild onrush. Several women
fainted and scores of children, some
of them on crutches, were bowled
over as the youngsters rushed about
the floor.
No semblance of order was ob
tained until thousands of the
youngsters had been rushed into the
street where, separated from their
chaperones and mothers, many of
them hungry and without gifts, tear
fully clamored to be taken to their
The trouble started when clowns
made their appearance on the
armory floor. Children who hod
been assigned to places in the build
ing, rushed out on the floor in mass
formation and crowded about the
fun-makers. A few took advantage
of the disorder to help themselves
from the gift tables, and in a min
ute the rush was on.
Frozen Fork. Shoulders
Sold at 17 1-2 Cents
Chicago. Dec. 2 4.—Four million ;
pounds of frozen pork shoulders
was placed on sale in Chicago yes
terday by the quartermaster's de
partment, U. 8. Army, at N l7 1-2
The Holiday Wish
that your Christmas may be I ~An~
most bright and merry, and the (J \l ; \^j~
New Year more pros- i. I
perous and happy than 1 /' t\ l\
any year you've ever ►. (/ J\/ I
Jacob Tausig's Sons
Diamond Merchants and Jewelers
420 Market Opposite Depot
Street Entrance
Christmas Attraction
Dinner, Musical and Dance
Dinner at 7.45 P. M.—Followed by
"Holy Night" Damrosch
Pine Street Quartet; obligato solo, Ross Harman
\ iolin Solo Miss Bralavoski
"In a Persian Garden" Liza Lehman
Thamzinc Cox, Soprano; Salome Sanders, Con
tralto; John Gibson, Tenor; Elmer H. Ley,
Baritone; Ruth Kraybill, Accompanist
Reservations at Penn-Harris, $2.50 Per Person
Phone Bell, 5000
Xmas Dinner From 5.30 to 7.30 $2.00 Per Person
I NEW YORK reading"^
riffar Otter# OloTj
' a Smartest Fashion s Shop
L To our many good friends and
customers, let us express this [ I
heartiest wish for
A Merry Christmas
H r
and in the days following—may
; they be bright and full of pros
perous—happiness. And, let us
. add to that wish—
I A Happy New Year
i cents a pound. The wholesale price
of the meat was 2 2 cents.
The meat is to be sold in carload
I lots, according to Lieutenant Colonel
11 J. P. Castleman. The only restric
tion is that supplies purchased are
I not to be resold in big lots nor
j "These meats are for immediate
consumption," Colonel Castleman
'! said. "Municipalities, iqptitutions,
wholesale jobbers with a quick turn
over and restaurants will be given
the preference in the buying. Only
l those who will use the meat Im
| mediately or resell it quickly for re
-11 tail may purchase."
Payne's "Dry" Order
Creates Big Surprise
Now York, Dec. 24.—Announce
| ment from Washington that Chatr
-1 man Payne, of the United States
i Shipping Board, has decreed that
j government owned passenger ships
;in the South American service
! should be "diw," created consider
able surprise in shipping circles
' here. Based on previous informa
j tion that the application of the war
j time and constitutional prohibition
| laws would not apply beyond the
| three mile Ijmit, a well stocked bar
I has been established on the Moc
casin, due to sail next Saturday.
! President F. C. Munson, of the Mun
! son Steamship line, operators of the
fleet, said he had not been officially
j advised of the decree.
Union of Jersey
Policemen Fails
Jersey City, N. J., Dec. 2 4.—The
j demise of the Jersey City police
men's union was announced yester
day by F. X. O'Brien, commissioner
|of public safety. The commissioner
I said every policeman on the force
I had signed an affidavit that he was
I not a member of any organization
i affiliated with the American Federa
! tion of Labor. The policemen's
j union disbanded several weeks ago.
i London, Dec. 24. —Sydney Valen
! tine, the actor, died here yesterday.
He was president of the Actors' As
M iddletown
Albert Hoffman Is Maimed in
Fall at Middlctown Car
Works Yesterday
When he missed his footing In try- :
ing to bonra a draft of cars at the :
Middletown Car Works yesterday I
afternoon Albert Hoffman fell under
the train and sustained Injuries to,
his left arm of so serious a nature
that amputation was necessary. Sur- ,
Peons who were summoned advised
his Immediate removal to the Harris- '
burg Hospital, where amputation was |
Dr. and Mrs. H. W. George, of,
North Union street, have issued cards
to a dance to be given in honor of
their daughter. Miss Dorothy George.
Jin [Clause Bros.' hall on Friday i
evening. Over one hundred invita
tions have been sent out. Music will |
be furnished by the Updegrove's or
chestra. Receiving with Dr. and
Mrs. George and Miss George will fce |
Mrs. Henry F. Burk and Miss Caro-t
[line Forney, of Harrisburg; Mrs. J.!
I,a Ba Barre Folsher. of Steelton. and
Mrs. D. A. Whlskyman, of Annville. ,
[The younger girls who will assist are I
Misses Marian and Lucille King, Miss ■
I Grace Brestle, of Middletown; Miss;
Harriet Smyth. Avoca: Miss Kather-1
ine Boidleman, daughter of Lleuten- |
ant-Governor and Mrs. E. E. Beidle-1
man, Harrisburg. Miss George will j
be a graduate of the Middletown I
High School next spring and in the |
fall will enter the Mary Baldwin
School at Staunton, Va.
Fire of uncertain origin started In I
the garage of Joseph Schaeffer yes- j
terday afternoon in South Union;
street. The automobiles of Schaeffer. i
his son-in-law, Clayton Keiffer, was j
in the building and were slightly
Claiule Laubenstein is spending
several days with his family at Sha
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Eandis and
daughter are spending the week-end
at Wilkes-Barre. •
Wlnfield Sider, of Boston. Mass., is j
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. I
8. Sider. in Market street.
Mrs. Mabel Holstein and children,
of Lancaster, are here' visiting rela- j
Mrs. Charles Schlefer. of High |
street, received word yesterday that i
her uncle. Morris Hayes, of Newberry.
York county, died on Monday eve
ning. He was aged 75 years. Mrs.
Schlefer's brother. Wllmer ■ Krone,
had buried his son. Earl Krone, who
died of injuries when felled by a
limb of a tree on Hill Island.
Miss Carrie Schlefer, of Philadel
phia. is spending the week-end in
town as the guest of her sister, Mrs.
N. C. Fuhrman, Swatara street.
Norman Hartman, of Baltimore,
Md., is spending the week-end in
town with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
E. F. Hartman. in Ann street.
Talking Machine
Wakes Woman From
"Sleeping Sickness"
Norwich, N. Y., Dec. 24. —Neigh-
bors, relatives and doctors for 80
days had tried to wake Mrs. Fred :
Tracey, of Oxford, from her "sleep
ing sickness," but yesterday a talk
ing machine succeeded where hu
man tongues had failed.
When, as a last resort, a record
was played, she became conscious ;
long enough to inquire:
"What was that?"
Then she fell asleep again, but 1
was roused several times after that, i
iHer physician now states that she
will recover.
The woman is 55 years old and al
though believed here to hold the j
1919 championship for "long dis
tance sleeping," is in good physical
Woman Frustrates
Bandits' Attempt to
Rob Lockland Bank
Cincinnati, 0., Dec. 24.—81* au
tomobile bandits made an unsuccess
ful attempt to rob the First National,
Bank of Lockland, a suburb yester- j
day afternoon. The men were frus- I
trated by a girl employe, who!
pushed a button that set ringing a
warning bell on the outside of the
After four of the men with re
volvers had lined up the cashier, the
three paying tellers and three girl
employes, the only ones in the bank 1
at the time, one of the girls stepped ,
on an electrical contrivance con
nected with a large gong outside the !
building. When the robbers saw
people running towards the bank I
they leaped into their automobile
and sped away without obtaining
any plunder.
Declares Testimony
on Detzer Was "Framed"
New York, Dec. 24.—Testimony
supporting the allegation that Cap
tain Karl W. Detzer, on trial on
charges of brutality to A. E. F. pris
oners at Le Mans, was "framed" by
men whose enmity he had incurred
in France, was given late yesterday
by Fred Marlow, former lieutenant
in the Department of Criminal In
vestigation and Detzer's chief aide
in his overseas police work.
Marlow testified that Sergeant
Frank Hoyt, now said to be a de
serter in France, threatened to "get"
Captain Detzer unless he tried to
obtain his release from prison
When informed by Marlow that it
was Detzer who had him put under
arrest and he was doing nothing to
help htm, Hoyt replied, according
to Marlow:
"If Detzer doesn't get me out of
here, lam going to get him. Yates
Larey and these other men here'
prisoners with me, will all go
together and get him. Tell Captain
\ Detzer so."
j Marlow also testified that Ser
geant U. S. Madden, accused by A
Murray Phillips, a crippled soldier!
of having- robbed him of 5,000
francs in the Le Mans police office
July lfi, could not have committed
the theft. He said Madden was un
der arrest with Sergeant Hoyt at the
time, having been locked up several
days previously.
Germany Maintains
Letter Censorship
licrlin, Dec. 24. —At last the naked
truth, is out, officially confirmed.
Gerjnany still has a censorship with
16 headquarters for testing letters,
and 10 for examining them. Gov
ernment officials say "the activity
of the testing headquarters consists
in controlling the foreign corres
pondence of German business firms,"
through the Chambers of Commerce
have already had a chance to see
the correspondence and have de
claied it to be free from any harm.
"The postal examination head
quarters have three duties," official
circles farther announced. "These
are to hinder the flight of capital, to
see whether the orders of the im
perial commissary for export and
import have been followed; and to
stop the valuta exchange trade with
the red and green stamped thousand
mark notes."
H Christmas
During the many years of our business career we have offered Harrisburg fu
Women many startling "READY-TO-WEAR" sales but never before a II
Over 200 Handsome igx iv ip IP Os
Tricotine, Charmeuse, 11 j-< \ r"< |
! Satin and Georgette 1-* w JL# kJ. j
Worth Regularly $32.50, $35.00, $40.00 and $45.00 i
II CO Beautiful Tricotine OP Charmeuse and Satin Georgette Crepe M
Dresses Dresses • Dresses fs
In more than a dozen beautiful That come in the fashionable Many of these elaborately beaded, have Uj
, , „ . KT . shades of Brown, Taupe, Gray, Rus- J a P silk foundations and in colors of navy,
styles that come in Navy, and in set and Black. A score of handsome taupe, Pekin, brown, Copen and black;
|{U sizes 16 to 44. styles for women and misses. sizes for women and misses. m
SALE. None will be sent on approval. None will be sent C. O. D. S Jpfl* [j|
None can be returned or exchanged. None will be reserved on part payment. Sj
i 1 pi cas tlio gratl- M
' Don't Forget Sale Starts tfgy I preciativo pub- I Sj
Friday Morning s
/ at 9. A. M. l
Coal Car Shortage
in Cambria Serious
Johnstown, Pa.. Dec. 24.—The
coal car shortage in Cambria county
Is becoming serious and unless ad
ditional cars are received within a
few days many mines will be closed,
according to reports issued by op
erators here. A large number of
operations did not work to-day, the
operators said, and some mines j
operated only two hours, due to lack |
of cars.
DECEMBER 24, 1919.
I'hiliulclphia. Dec. 24.—Morris 1..
Clothier has been mentioned as a
possible candidate for transit direc
tor, following a recent conference
between Mayor-elect Moore and Gov
ernor Sproul at the Union Dengue.
To Prevent Influenza
Colds cause Grip and Influenza-a
lets remove the cause. There is only
one "Ilromo Quinine." E. W. GROVE'S
signature on box. 30c—Adv.