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WITMER, Bfllß & WITHER, MAIN STORE AND ANNEX
8 to 10 Express Packages of Coats, Suits, Dresses, Gowos,
Skirts, Waists, Etc., Arrived Every Day This Week
in Anticipation of Your Saturday's Needs
Suits and Coats for the Girls. Misses and Women, Large or Small
$13.75, sls, $16.75, $17.50, S2O, $22.50, $25, $27.50,
S3O, $32.50, $35, $37.50, $40.00, $42.50 to $67
COATS —Black, brown, navv, green, plaids or mixtures, $5.00, 87.50. 810.00, 812.50,
813.75 to $35.00.
WAISTS —Crepe de chine with P. K. vests; pink, blue and white, $2.95
Cf WAISTS 'ancy lingerie waists in wile, lace trimmed, long sleeves, $1.95, $2.95, $3.50 I
<jf WAISTS —White Waists, in fancy erepes, embroidered voiles, also plain voiles with Roman
striped vests effect, $1.25.
<]f 100 White Waists, lingerie, voile, china silks, etc., $1.35 to $2.95. Special for Saturday, 95£.
<f2oo Silk Petticoats— colors, white and black.
<jf DRESS SKIRTS— Navy, black and checks, $3.50, $3.95, $4.75, $5.00 to $13.75.
ANNEX, 311 WALNUT STREET
<JLot Assorted Winter Coats—black, navy, grey, plaid, etc., $5.00, $6.00, $7.50 to $7.95
4J7 Navy Astrachan Coats. Special, $7.50.
<}Black Full Length Thibet Coats. Special. $-4.75.
<[2oo Silk Petticoats—Silk Jersey and Messaline. The best we ever saw for $1.95, $2.50,
82.75 and $2.95. v '
CJ New Long Sleeve Voile Waists. SI.OO.
Lot of Waists, SI.OO and $1.25, 50£.
<J3OO New Fall House Dresses—stripes, blue and greys, SI.OO, $1.25, $1.35, $1.50, $1.65
<JIO SUITS—For Juniors and Misses— Mixtures and colors—heavy winter school suits—sizes 13,
15, 16, 17 and 18, SIO.OO and $15.00. Annex Spe ial for Saturday $5.00
WITMER, BAIR & WITMER, 202 and 311 Walnut St.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL NEWS
CIVIC CLUB'S FIRST MEET
First. Fall Gathering Will Be Held
Monday Afternoon in New Y.
W. C. A. Building
The first fall meeting of the Civic i
Club of Harrisburg will be held next;
Monday afternoon at 3.30 in the audi-1
torium of the new Y. W. C. A. build- j
ing. Notices for these club meetings
are not sent out, members being noti-j
fied of the first meeting through the
daily papers, and for future meetings
having the year book for reference. j
The chairman of the year book com
mittee announces that the books will j
be ready for distribution on Monday \
afternoon, and it is hoped that all i
members will be there in order to re- \
Members will be privileged to bring
guests to the meeting Monday. Mrs.
Bdwin S. Herman, chairman of tha •
home garden work, will make her state
ment regarding the 542 gardens that'
were entered for competition. The;
names of the prize winners will also be
announced at this meeting. Mrs. Mabel I
Oonise Jones, delegate to the biennial j
and also to the State Federation of
Women's Clubs held this week in Pitts- !
burgh, will give an informal talk on I
the matter of interest at both piaces.
HENRY OPPERMAN HONORED
Was Guest of Honor at Dinner Given
By H. A. Phillips
Harry A. Phillips entertained at his j
home, 621 North Sixteenth street, the'
officers of the Central Democratic Club
and a few friends in honor of Henry i
Op.perman. one of the oldest members i
of the club. A chicken and waffle sup- j
per was served at 9 o 'clock to the fol- 1
Henry Opperman, Howard W. Jones.
McClellan Koons, Charles W. Erb, H. i
D. Reel, H. A. Vollmer, James G. Miles,
William A. Moyer, William Dunn, C.
B. Shammo, Joseph Orsinger, O. J.
Boyer. Charles Moeslein, Edward Moes
lein, Jesse J. Lybarger, John A. Mar
shall, DT. Galen Hain, Frank Wein
mann, Dr. C. I. Caton, James Bealor,
William A. Phillips and Harrv A. I
Casualties Caused by Belgian Gunners
London, Oct. 16, 4.45 A. M.—A dis
patch to the "Times" from Rotteradm !
declares there is proor that when, sev
. eral days ago, a Taube aeroplane drop
ped bombs in Antwerp, at which time ,
one person was killed and two others
were wounded, the casualties were not
caused by bombs but by pieces of shells
fired at the aeroplane bv Belgian gun
SCHMIDT'S SATURDAY SPECIAL
Fresh Cut ROSES 49c Doz.
ALL COLORS. SATURDAY ONLY
FLORIST Market St.
Attend To-morrow Our Four Day Sale of Ladies' Fall and Winter Outergarments
PRICES CUT NEARLY A HALF
$14.98 to SSO SUITS $7.98 to $35 COATS $7.50 to $35 DRESSES $4 to sl2 SKIRTS
$8.98 to $35 $3.98 to $25 $4.98 to $19.98 $1.98 to $7.98
All This Season's Newest Models in All Wanted Fabrics and Shades
10-12 South Fourth Street
HARBTSBUBG STAR-INDEPENDENT, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 16, 1914.
IS. HARTMAN HOSTESS
Entertained the Members of Woman's
Missionary Society at Her Home
Mrs. Rufus Hartman entertained the
members of the Woman's Missionary
Society of the Second Reformed church
at their regular monthly meeting, held
at her home, 232 Maclav street, yes
terday afternoon. Those present were:
Mrs. John W. Dennis, Mrs. W. H.
Cleckner, Mrs. E. S. Johnson, Mrs.
Harry Nelson Bassler, Mrs. H. M.
Yingst, Mrs. Frank Wertz, Mrs. Charles
Fleck, Mrs. E. J. Cussack, Mrs. G. W.
Burtnett, Mrs. James Runkle, Mrs.
Margaret Albert, Mrs. Alvin Fastnacht,
Mrs. H. C. Koons, Mrs. Robert Watts,
Mrs. Harry Rhinesmith, Miss Louise
Koons, Miss Lucy Novinger, Miss Mar
NURSE TO WED CLERGYMAN
After Wedding Next Year Will Go to
China as Missionaries
Oct. 16.—A romance that
started through mutual activity in
church work will culminate the iatter
part of next year, when, prior to sail
ing for China to devote their lives to
missionary -work. Miss Martha Peiffer.
daughter of David C. Peiffer, of this
crty, a trained nurse, and the Rev. D.
R. Kauffman. of Richland, this county,
will be united in marriage. It is also
expected that the wedding will occur
on the same day they set sail for far
Miss Peiffer was graduated as a
nurse from the Good Samaritan hospit
aj, this city, in 1912. The Rev. Mr.
Kauffman is a lifelong resident of Rich
land and is a graduate of Albright Col
lege, Myerstown, this county. The cou
ple are now preparing themselves for
their life work in Dr. White's Bible
School in New York City.
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Hiney, 609 Kel
ker street, announce the birth of a son,
Elmer Irvin, Monday, October 12.
Mrs. Hiney was Miss *Ella Condo prior
to her marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hagen, of Me
chanicsbnrg, announce the birth of a
daughter, Jean Virginia, Wednesday,
Wednesday Club Concert
The first concert of the season of
the Wednesday Club, will he held
Thursday evening, October 22, at S.I 5
in Fashnestock hall. The program will
include numbers by Miss Ruth Mc-
Linn, pianist, and Miss Florence Con
ner, violinist, artists well known to
Harriaburg music lovers.
MAID OF HONOR ENTERTAINS
Miss Pakradooni Gave a Luncheon For
Members of Bridal Party
Miss Syra Pakradooni, who will be
maid of honor at the wedding of .Miss
I Helen Rill Shaver and li. Douglas An
t drews, next week, gave a luncheon to
the members of the bridal party at the
home of Miss Shaver, 1238 ' Waluut
street, last evening.
! Ihe table «leeorations were softly
shaded eHndelabra with shades in the
various rainbow hues ' while twisted
ribbons of the same pretty colors fell
trom the chandeliers over the table to
each plaj-e where they were caught un
der the guest favors, flower shaped
cups filled with bou-bons.
The guests were Miss Frances Cor
bett. Miss Sara Vance, Miss Emma
Graupner, Miss Margaret Stevens, of
Reading; Miss Elsie Spayd, Miss Maine
Kliert, of Hamburg; Mrs. C. U. Shaver,
Miss Helen Shaver and Miss Pakra
DETACHMENTS OF AMERICAN
RED CROSS ARRIVE IN VIENNA
| Venice, Oct. 15, via Paris. Oct. 16,
' 3.20 A. M.—Two detachments of
American Red Cross arrived in Vienna
Wednesduy. one proceeded to Hungary
and the other to the hospital in the
suburbs of Vienna.
A drastic imperial decree has been
| issued in Vienna giving wide powers
1 to the Austrian authorities to insure
the provisioning of the people at rea
sonable prices. Severe penalties are to
be imposed on those overcharging for
i food including $ 1,000 fine and im
prisonment for six months. Mcny
branches of the retail trade in Vienna
are at a standstill.
;50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Mr. and Mrs. Brossman Held Family
Reunion at Their Home
Bowmansville, Oct 16.—Mr. and
.Mrs. Rudy Brossman. lifelong residents
of this section of Lancaster county, ves
! torday celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary with a family reunion,
j The Rev. G. B Weider delivered an
address, he being their pastor for 28
| years. They were the recipients of a
numiter of gifts, including gold. Mr.
' Brossman la a retiied farmer and
gardener and Is 75 years of age. His
i wife is a few years younger.
I CHESTNUT PARTY AT PERDIX
Mrs. Hartsell and Mrs. Miller Enter
tained on Their Anniversary
j Mrs. Martha J. Hartzell and Mrs.
J. R. Miller celebrated their birthday
] anniversary by entertaining a number
of friends at a ehestnut party at the
Panama cottage, Perdix. The guests in
Mrs. 8. D. Speese, Mrs. Sara Reims.
MTS. William Young, Mrs. J, W, Cleck-
I ner, Mrs. Harry Leonard, Mrs. Alice
Cornelius, Mrs. William Conrad and
i daughter, Ethei, Mtb. Hartzell and Mr*,
Indoor Picnic Saturday
The Lady Past Grands of the Re-
I bekah lodges of the Dauphin district
• will hold an indoor picnic in their
j rooms in Steelton, to-morrow evening.
| All members are invited.
News of Persons
Who Come and Go
Mr. and Mts. (reorge Cline have re
turned to their home in Chicago, 111.,
after spending some time at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Naylor.
Miss Emily Flassig and Miss Blanche
Erner have returned to their homes in
Blue Island, 111., after a visit! with Miss
Elsie Craig, of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. William Baird Mc-
Caleb have closed their country
place, "Kirkwood," and with their
sons are occupying their home, 27
North Front street.
Mrs. Henry MofCormick and Miss
Anne McCormick, who have been
spending the summer at "Rosegar
den,'' have returned to the city and
opened their house, 301 North Front
Mrs. Clara Angell and Miss Marian
Clifford Angell have removed from
9 North Front street to the Etter
Apartments, Pine street.
Mrs. A. Carson Stamm and daugh
ter, Miss .lulia Stamm, 333 South Thir
teenth street, are home from a trip to
New York City.
Mr. and Mrs. William Edward Hilde
brand and their small son, William Ed
ward, Jr., 22 North Fourth street, have
gone for a month's visit with relatives
at Saltillo. Pa.
Mrs. Shoop and daughter, Helen,
117 South street, will spend the next
faw days in Newport.
Miss Clara Bell, Second and Chest
nut streets, has returned from Tyrone
where she was the guest 0 f Miss Nora
Long. Kn route home she stopped at
Newport for a visit with Mrs. J. 8.
Miss Grace Xeeltfv, 206 Walnut
street, is visiting friends in Philadel
phia this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Archibald B. Miller,
231 Mao lay street, are home from a
trip to Philadelphia.
Mr. and Mrs. .lames Lutz, daughter,
Miss Claire Lutz, and Walter butz, 114
Hoerner street, are on an automobile
trip to Wilmington, Del.
Mrs. Elias Wagner and Mr. and
Mrs. Adams, of York, have returned
home after spending a week with Mr.
and Mrs. James Lutz, 328 South Four
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Heffelfinger and
daughter, Miss Ruth Heffelfinger, 120
South Thirteenth street, are in Rich
mond, Va., for ten days.
Mrs. but/, of Meehaniesburg, is
the guest of Mrs. Paxton, 1921 Logan
street, for a week.
Dr. and Mrs. George, of Middle
towp, are spending some time wits
Miss Forney, Seventeenth and Regina
Miss Blanche Hance has returned
to her home in Mr. Holly after a visit
with Mr. and Mrs. W. Hance, S South
Miss Gertrude Heffelfinger, 120
South Thirteenth street, is attending
the missionary convention in Middle
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Julius, 203 For
rest street, are homo from Goodyear.
Mrs. Mary Ramsey, 12 Evergreen
street, has returned home from a lit
tle trip to Philadelphia.
Miss Katherine Paxton, 1921 Logan
street, has returned home frnVn (Worl
Miss Ress butz ha? gone to her
home in bititz, after spending several
days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James Lutz, 328 South Fourteenth
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Matzinger, Miss
Margaret E. Smith and Herman G.
Carman have just returned from a
STYLE XiV. $150.00
Vietrola entertainment is
the surest, best Htirl in every
way the most satisfactory.
Everything of the world's
music that is best you will
find in Victor records, and
with a Vietrola in your
home, entertainment is a
The illustrated style at
9150 may be had in Ma
hogany, fumed, flemish and
C A\ 3l£ler*
ZZm 30 INorfk 2n4St"^r
Whan You Hear
That Oinner Ball
Dom Your Mind Go Back to the Days
When Yon Could Eat Like
a Farm Hand?
The memory of an appetite is a woe
ful thing. The loss of stomach power
—the ability to eat—the yearning
after good old-fashioned food—that
condition is pitiful. Why can't you
realize what thousands of others have
First Man—"l'm as hungry as a
Second Man—"Wait 'til I get a
plateful of good old corned beef and
Look at the above illustration,
j Most every one remembers such a
j scene. Fancy yourself wild for food
j now. Fancy yourself able to eat -as
I one of these men can eat.
Use a little common sense and look
|at your stomach trouble in a practical
| manner. Something has gone wrong
j with your digestive apparatus. Set
your body machinery aright. Stuart's
Dyspepsia Tablets arc Nature's own
way to digesting food. By eating one
of these tablet* after each meal you
digest that meal. Digesting that meal
i means easing the work of the stomach,
intestines, liver and pancreas and
storing up new materials for digesting
Eat what you will and when you will
but always carry n little Stuart's Dys
pepsia Ta'blet in your pocket. In a
short time you will be surprised at the
gladsome spirit with which you look
Go to your druggist anywhere and
I buy a box of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab
lets this very day.
To anyone wishing a free trial of
these tablets please address F. A.
| Stuart Co., 150 Stuart Bldg., Marshall,
Mich., and a small sample package will
I be mailed free. Adv.
I , ,
i several days trip to Washington,
: Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia
Miss Florence Gates, of Ooldsboro, is
the guest of Mrs. John Gates in Pax
j tang for a week.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Moss, of York,
stopped in this city for a little visit
i witl* relatives, en route to Altoona.
I William Kennedy, 456 South Thir
teenth street, has returned home from
Harry Zeigler, South Fourth street,
: has returned home from Goldsboro,
where he attended the funeral of Ms
Mrs. John Delanoy, of Bloomsburg,
is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Bow
| mau, 805 North Second street..
Miss May Good, of New York, is
I visiting Mrs. C. A. Cooper, 1432 Re
Mr. and Mrs. J. Sharon McDonald,
j 1200 North Fifteenth street, left to
! 'lay for a visit to Pittsburgh and other
points in the western part of the State.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Porter, of
i Champaign. 111., are guests at the home
jof the former's brother, Charles Por
| ter, 1502 North Sixth street.
Miss Jessie Kishpaugh, 409 South
!Sixteenth street, has returned home
j after visiting Mrs. John P. Hoverter,
Mrs. Sarah Leib, 713 North Second
; street, is visiting her son, William S.
| Leib, at Hazleton.
Josiah A. Whisler and daughter, Mir
i iam, 1 002 Walnut street, were recent
j visitors at Mt. Vernon, Pa.
Supper By Ladies' Aid Society
A supper will be served by the
Ladies' Aid Society of Tmmanuel Pres
■ byterian church, Sixteenth and Juni-
I per streets, in the basement of the
j church to-morrow evening from 6 to
' 8 o clock. Chicken, biscuits, vegetables
j and fruit salads will be on sale.
Forts at Tsing-Tau Bombarded
Tokio, Oct. 16.—An official an
j nouncement says Japanese and British
! warships bombarded litis and Huich
i uan forts at Tsing-Tau, October 14,
and that an aeroplane destroyed part
j of the batteries of the forts*. In the
fighting one British seaman was killed
i and two seamen were injured.
William of Wled Joins Germans
Paris, Oct. 16, 3.50 A. M.—A dis
patch received here from Rome says
j Prince William of Wied, former ruler
lof Albania, has joined the German
army and is on his wSy to the French
The Brand Didn't Matter
The mother of a St. Joeorlh (Mo.)
tot gave 'her a nickel an<l said:
"Run down to the grocery and get
| me -Ave cents worth of loose salt."
At tile store rfhe protnlly gave the
I order, bint was told by the proprietor
| that he was entirely out of Wee salt.
Determined not to corns home OTiiptv
] handed, the wee customer rwplied:
"Well, then, I'll taike a niekel's
worflh of the tight."-—St. Louis Re
HILL TOO SMALL
FOR FOOD SHOW
Need Exhibition Hall
Here With Greater
Space on the Ground
RAIN DOES NOT
STOP BIG CROWD
Many Questions Fired at Exhibitors by
Hundreds of Visitors—Baskets of
Food to Be Given Away This Even
ing—Another Concert Scheduled
The man behind the information
desk nt a railroad station has nothing
on the demonstrators back of the
booths at the pure food exhibit in the
Chestnut street auditorium for ques
tions are hurled like bullets from a
machine gun and the manufacturers
are glad to answer them because it
shows that the people are taking an
interest in pure food manufacture and
want to know all there is to know
The attendance at the show con
tinues to grow each night. Despite the
inclement weather last night there was
a crowd as great as on any previous
night. The added attraction of a con
cert by the Updegrove orchestra
brought many persons who stayed
throughout the evening. It was feared
for a while that the show would suf
fer on account of the rain. The concert
will be given again this evening.
The show promises to go above any
similar exhibit in the city in point of
attendance and it only shows to man
agers according to Oarl K. Deen that
the city is in need of an exhibition
hall where exhibitions can be placed
on the ground floor. The present ex
hibit is about the limit of any thing
that the city can stand for and plans
to make a bigger show next year can
hardly be made.'
It is practically impossible to install
heavy machines as there is no practical
method of getting them onto the sec
ond floor. If the show could be placed
on a first floor it is likely that actual
manufacturing would be shown. The
persons now in the show realize what
it means and in order to be early next
year they are now engaging space, so
as not to be left out.
To night ten baskets of groceries
valued at $7 will be given awav at
9.50 o'clock at the show to the holders
of lucky numbers.
Is like the name, Flavor and Aroma;
is the right coffee for you. The world's
best mountain-grown coffee.
Once tried always used. Remember,
there is only one place to buy it, and
that is at the Grand Union Tea Store.
208 North Second street. Adv.
TO BUILD TEMPLE
IN ANY WEATHER
Continued From First I'IIRC.
seat 1,500 persons. The total capac
ity of the building will be 7,500.
night, to a call from the ex
ecutive committee, about 800 persons,
all 'belonging to the various commit
tees connected with the campaign, were
present at an enthusiastic meeting held
in tihe Pine Street 'Presbyterian church,
i E. Z. Gross, former Mayor of 'Harris
burg; 'Miss Colt, of the Stougth party,
and W. \V. .Shannon addressed the com
mittee of the whole. Mr. Shannon said:
• 4 Some persons try to discourage t'his
[ evangelistic movement 'by saying it is
j only a wave of emotionalism that will
I subside as soon as the evangelist leaves
I the city, and that people are not sin-
I cerelv transformed when they hit the
sawdust trail; but 1 know that such is
not the case. Prom personal exper
ience and observation I can truthfully
say that a very large percentage of the
converts remain permanently in their
Pray for Success of Campaign
The meeting resolved itself into a
prayer meeting and more than thirty
volunteer prayers were offered asking
for the success of the revival.
At a meeting of the music commit
tee last night, in the campaign head
quarters. the music for the taibernacle
chorus was arranged. The enrollment of
the choir is progressing most satisfac
torily, it was reported. More than 1,-
200 persons already have volunteered
to sing and about 100 musicians have
enroilled for the orchestra.
Any person, irrespective of church
affiliations, desiring to assist either in
the Choir or in the orchestra to be used
during the tabernacle meetings can en
roll with any mem'ber of the musk,
committee from a co-operating church
or can report at the Sunday school
Chapel of Grace Methodist Episcopal
■church, whiclh is located on State wtreet
near Third street to j morrow evening at
7.30 o'clock, if desiring to play in the
orchestra, or at 8 o'clock if wishing to
sing in the choir. Rehearsals will be
held at. those hours.
The music, .committee desires that all
persons wishing either to sing in the
Chorus or play in the orchestra will at
tend the preliminary meetings regularly.
Prompt action should be taken in order
to be sure of getting a place in the
Religious Census Plans
The census committee of the Stough
evangelistic campaign last niglht com
pleted its arrangements for the taking
of a religious census of the city. The
citv has 'been divided according to
wards and precincts and a capable man
iplswed In charge of each to direct the
wwk. Appeals for volunteer workers
'have been made in all the co-operatiug
ehurches in the eitv ami there will
be men In each churc'h to take the
names of volunteers.
A meeting of the committee an<l the
volunteer will he held in the
•Graiee M. R. church, State street, near
Third, en> Thursday evening, October
22, at 7.30 e'clec'k, foT the purpose of
distributing the work. It is urged that
all workers arrange to attend this meet
ing for instruction.
The taking of the census wIM start at
3.30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, OJtober
25. If sufficient workers volunteer thoir
The Smart Chaps
When strolling of an evening, al
ways drop into dealers mentioned
below for a package of
the sweet, fluffy, creamy summer
confection that everyone is so
The Delcara Girl Says—
If you've never toasted Delcara
iMarshmallows over a candle flame
you don't know what real fun is.
They're simply irresistable when
dipped in hot chocolate, too.
Stop in to dealers mentioned be
low to-day and take home a fifty
cent package of Delcara Marsh
mallows and give the folks a real
treat. Attractive boxes at thirty
five and twenty-five cents, to slip
into your top coat pocket—just
enough for two or three.
Rolles Bros., J. S. Weaver
HOW TO OET RID OF CORITO
The feet made as fair as the face
with Oma. the greatest corn remover on
earth. To save you from being misled
the genuine Oma is sold only direct.
Send 25c to Oma, the Corn Killer, Lan
caster, Pa. It will be delivered to you
by parcel ipost, no matter where you
live. Don't be afraid to send cotn by
mall, the people are doing It every day.
Wrap the coin in a piece at paper, en
close It in an envelope. That's the
services, the entire census can be talc en
rn one hour. It is "planned to start the
workers from the churches in tfheir re
spective districts at a given signal, the
work to start in every section of the
city at the same time.
The Stevens Memorial M. E. churc'h
took a similar census of tlhe Afllisoa
Hill district lastt year ami found hun
dreds of families not connected with
any cfhurch. IMr. Boswell, ohairtman of
the census committee, who had charge
of the census taken by the Stevens Me
morial church, states that rtatistici
show that at least one-tlhjrd of the en
tire population of t'he United States is
totally indifferent to church work. He
also states that it is his opinion that
at least one-third of the papulation of
the city of Harriaburg never enter the
SALTING SAVES TIMBER
Instances Which Show How It Acts as
It was found in replacing a recently
burned railroad trestle along the north
shore of Great Salt lake, I'tah, that
the piles were sound after forty-three
years of service. These were of local
pine and fir, but were found to have
•been impregnated with lake salt.
The result of this investigation is
what started the United States Forest
Service on its recent examinations of
the use of salts as a preservative of
timber. At another point on the lake
some 18-inch piles, 29 years old, have
been similarly preserved with salt,
which has penetrated to the center.
Timbers in the Southern Pacific rail
road trestles across the lake, placed in
1902, appear as good as when driven
and have been preserved above the
water line bv salt spray dashed upon
them. The first transcontinental tele
graph line, which was built before the
tirst railroad, extended west from Salt
l.ako City through the then prosperous
I mining camps of Euroku, Austin and
When the railroad was built the
telegraph line was transferred to this
right, of way, and the old poles were
sawed off at the ground. A recent ex
| amination of the butts left in the
ground in the salt desert near Fish
Springs, Utah, showed that after the
fifty years since the poles were cut
off the butts were perfectly sound. It
has been common practice in th% SMt
Lake valley to preserve poles by put
ting about seventy-five pounds of salt
iu the ground about the butts. —Engi-
Former Railway Secretary Dies
By Associated Press,
Philadelphia, Oct. 16.- —Stephen W.
White, former secretary of the North
ern Central railway, died at his 'home
here to-day. Mr. White retired from
active service in August, 1910, when
he reached the age of 70 years.
SLAMS COFFEE USE
Says Its All Right as a Medicine But
Not as a Food—Contains De
structive Drug Caffeine
"Tea and coffee are not iu any sense
food, therefore cannot add construc
tive tissues to our bodies," declares
Dr. Joseph M. Aikin, of Omaha, Neb.
"This is not the worst of it," says Dr.
Aikin. "Any substance that is not
wholly a food, or that contains de
structive in excess of constructive ele
ments for tissue building, is harmful.
"The caffeine and thein in coffee
and tea are cerebral stimulants, the
tannic acid is an astringent, affecting
especially the muscular fibers in the in
testinal walls. They are useful as medi
cine, but not as food. Tea and coffes
inebriety is increasing more rapidly
tliau our native horn population."
NOTE—Children not only desire but
often need a warm nourishing table
drink as much as their parents. Con
sequently with the banishment of the
coffee pot from the family table IN
STANT POSTUM finds ready favor.
This delicious food drink is absolutely
pure and free from the coffee drug