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Tomorrow afternoon uud ' veiling,
Friday afternoon and evening, "The
Charming Widows'" (Burlesque./
Entire week of Nov. 2, Myrkle-Har
der Stock Co., in a repertoire of
successful plays; Monday after
noon and evening, "Elevating a
Every afternoon and evening, high
Daily continuous 'audeville and pic
If you are not familiar with the
"Freckles" of the story, you should
know t'liat "Freckles" is the only name
tiio lad ever knew until his parentage
was disclosed through the efforts of
the "Angel." The story of the play is
m uple and altogether charming. The
s.-one is laid in the depths of the virgin
forests known as the " LimberloSt."
" Freckles" secures the work of pa
trolling the boundaries of the tract for
a lunvoer company and by sheer pluck,
though minus one hand, lost during
'babyhood, safely protects the big trees
from the lumber thieves. One dav in
the forest lie finds the "Angel,'" a
young girl, who was wandering in the
'woods, and the storv then weaves it
self about them. Adv.
"The Charming Widows"
"The Charming Widows," a new
'burlesque production, comes to tthe Ma
jestic Friday matinee and night. The
show is one of the tip-top attractions 011
the burlcsqup circuit and has been cre
ating a furore all along the line. It is
equipped with new scenery, striking cos
tumes and unique electrical effects.
Probably the largest number of per
tormers in any burlesque organization
is carried by this companv. There are
twenty pretty, shapely and vivacious
young women iu the chorus, any one
of whom would be qualified to act as an
artist s model, and they sing and dance
■well, too. The costumes, which are
bright and new, contribute largely to
the success of tlie performance. Adv.
Myrkle-Harder Stock Co.
A glimpse of I'ie blue of the bay,
with a sky suffused with the radiance of
sunset from a small island called Moses
Island, a little girl named Mary, in dis
tress of mind, as fine an old salt as
ever sailed the blue, a craJbbed old
wmcle, a listless indolent aunt arid a
gawky lover begins the New York suc
cess, "What Happened to Mary,"
■which is now being played by the
Myrtle Harder Company at Cumber
land, IMd. Owen Davis in writing
''What Happened to Mary," embodied
in the play a remarkable combination
©t humor anil heart- interest. Each play
jproluced has had extended runs in New
York City at two dollar prices, and it
is tthe first time they have ever been
produced at popular' prices. Complete
production and electrical effects are car
ried for the pieces. Paul Armstrong's,
"The Escape," a wonderful story of
unwise marriages. The pulpit, press,
public should not miss this great play.
Lottie Blair Parker's "Under Southern
Jpkies." Millions have laughed and
grieved at this great Southern produc
tion. David 'Belasco's powerful play of
the west, "The Gir! of the Golden
"V\ r e»t." Louis Mann's latest New York
dramatic triumph, "Elevating a Hus
''and: Cohen and Harris. "Stor
Thief," a play of inysterv, drama and
laughs. "Elevating a Husband" will
be presented on Monday afternoon and
night. The reserve seat sale will open
at. 9 n. in. Friday, Adv.
At the Orpheum
Included in the all-star bill at the
Orpheum this week is our old friend,
' ' ou Anger. LOll is one of those Ger
tiran linguists whose tongue gets-twisted
sometimes and whose gratnmatrieal con
struction ge>ts turned upside down, es
pecially does he have these accidents
When he waxes enthusiastic or real elo
quent, and then mind you, his speech is
about war. Lou is said to know more
about war than Germany does, that's
why he came to America, ille appears
before the footlights in soldier uniform
and for fifteen minutes gives an oration
about war that is causing an upheaval
of laughter at each performance. " Look
at the men who go to war," he says.
" I'hey must have good destitutions once
before they can go to war, niice and tall,
perfect lungs and all that, and then
they can go to the front. And only the
good men go to war, and the cripples
and hunchbacks they must stay home.
And then when the war is over, everv
bodv gathers round the palace aiid
vhouts, long live the Czar! Long live
the Emperor! Long live the King'" And
the poor fjMows that nrc left after the
war is over, where are they? Why they
are o ut in the woods somewhere cutting
themselves an arm or leg." And Ix>u
has scores of other gags, some of them
screamingly funny, and others that arei
as truthful as thev are laughable. On
the same bill 80; hie Barnard, 'the beau i
t iful nrima donna with a voice like a
bird, has a budget of good songs; Mrs.'
Gene Hughes and company offer a fine
.-oniedy splendidly enacted, entitled
" Lady Gossip;" John Ilenrihaw and
Grace Avery present a pleasant variety I
skit, and in fact the whole offering is
a noteworthy one. Adv.
At the Colonial
"The Fun Shop," a joyous and rol- j
licking musical -omedy, heads the cork- j
ing Keith bill that is appearing at the 1
< olonial theatre. Two other acts 011 the
same bill have won favor with local
vaudeville devotees, while the newcom-'
ers on the same offering are equally as
viever and are growing to be fast fa -1
vorites also. But the mirth, talent and j
pleasing little musical comedy that
leads the van of excellence is in itself I
worth the time and price. Dorothv !
Brenner and company; Barnard and]
Hearth and .loe Kenendy are the other
artists of this same bill. There's an:
interesting and varied program of li->
censed films slated to appear at the!
Colonial to-day also. Adv.
A Severe Loss
As a nation the United States has i
suffered a severe Joss in recent vears. I
It has lost the phrase, "1 cannot af-1
tonl.' When the housewife to-day j
finds an article she needs too expen-j
sive for her to purchase she does not,'
say so. She hems and hedges, bu? 1
does not come out with the frank and
convincing statement, "I cannot, af-j
ford." She thinks she cannot afford 1
nowadays not to afford.—Chicago I
Increased Interest Is
Taken by Advertis-i
ers and Subscribers
in Prize Contest
MADE BY JUDGES:
'' Letters Selected as Being Most Con
, ] vmcing and Concise Were Written j
• | by Mrs. Mary Yost, William L. Kay i
and Mrs. Page
' lose and careful reading of the ad-1
- vertisements which appeared on the
r Star-Independent's Bargain and Educa
• tional page last Wednesday is apparent
I in the many letters received by the
s Bargain Editor, selecting what the j
1 writers thought to be the best bargains 1
1 j on the page. Better reasons were giv-
L ' j en as a whole in this contest than in I
the previous one, and the judging of j
the prize winners was made more dilli- j
The winners, as selected by the j
i - judges are: First prize, ?3, Mrs. Mary j
- Yost. 015 Dauphin street; second prize,
3 $2, William L. Kay, 1855 Market j
1 street, and third prize, sl, Mrs. Page,!
' 912 Mav street.
1 Many Commendable Letters
Many letters otlien than these were j
• submitted which were commendable. 111 !
picking the winners the judges select
| ed the letters which gave the most con
vincing arguments in the most concise
• form. Lengthy letters are not necessary
to be comprehensive. Contestants should
J also bear in mind that the best letters
, a|, e those which strictly stick to the |
( point, telling just what is considered 1
the biggest bargain, and just why that
particular choice is made.
Increased interest in these weekly
I contests is being taken by advertisers'
. j and by subscribers. The firms whose!
1 : announcements appear 011 the bargain
• | page are well pleased with the atten-1
tion the advertisements are receiving,'
J and readers of the paper are showing
1 great enthusiasm in selecting what thev i
1 consider the best offers. Opportunit'v i
; is again afforded in to-day's issue of!
th,. Star-Independent for readers to se
j lect thp biggest bargains on the bar !
1 gain and educational page, and the!
j I many liberal offers give room for plen !
| The winning letters in last week's
j contest follow:
( j First Prize-winner
The Bargain Kditor:
' Dear Sir—
J The best bargain 011 your page must
•| Continued on Tenth Pn«;e.
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rj CAHLISIiRR DIED SUDDENLY
; Painter Taken 111 While At Work In
Carlisle, Oct. 28.—\ telegram rc
| ceived here by John Herman, informed I
I him that his brother, James Addison j
1 Herman, of this place, died very sud
denly at New Castle, at which place!
| he had gone to work on a painting con- ,
Mr. Herman left Mechanicsburg, j
m Sunday evening for New Castle seem-j
• ingly in the best of health and the'
- j news of his sudden death was received j
1 | here with a shock to his family and j
- i relatives.
Mr. Herman w : as wejl-known here'
< and just recently conducted a restau- j
rant 011 North Hanover street. He was !
• | at various times employed by the bor-!
! j ough.
' j Death was due to heart failure. He i
' 1 was 55 years old. Surviving him arei
'| his wife and daughter, Mrs. Harry Do- '
! I wait. Three brothers, John, of this
'j place; Harry, of Philadelphia, and j
! harles, of Mechanicsburg, and a sister, j
, Mrs. Oliver Jauss, of Philadelphia, also
,! Ready for County Institute
, j C'hambersburg, Oct. 28. —The six
. tieth annual session of the Teachers'
Institute of Franklin county, will con
j vene in C'hambersburg the 16th of next 1
j month. Superintendent Smith has com
; pleted the program. The leading in
■ structors will be Dr. O. T. Carson of 1
•j Columbus, O.; Dr. E. B. Bryan, p'resi
;j dent Colgate University, and Dr. Ezra j
Lehman, principal of the Normal school,
at Shippensburg. Prof. Robert B. Mc-j
i Dovvell, of Pittsburgh, will have charge |
! of the music at the day sessions.
! Whirled By Belt; Dead
(■ettysburg, Oct. 28.—Five hours
after he was caught in the main drive
belt at the mill of David McCleaf, sev
| eral miles from Fairfield, John Stras
j baugh, 25 years old, died at his home
| Monday evening. His skull was frac-'
! tured and death was the result of con ,
! cussion of the brain.
Young Strasbaugh was employed I
j about the mill and the fatal accident
; occurred as he stepped across the belt |
i running from the fly wheel to the en-1 i
: gine. He misjudged the distance, and j
1 was caujht by the rapidly moving belt!
and thrown twenty-five" feet through
j the air, landing on his head.
Insulted the Horse
As an illustration of the veneration
| with which the Argyll family was re !
i garded in Roseneath parish years ago 1
Principal Storey, then minister of the.
i parish, used to relate that one of his i'
! parishioners in detailing to the duke'si
| factor some grievances he had sustain-!
j ed from a neighbor added, "And, mail-1
than that, he had the impudence tae
strike me in the presence 0' his grace's)
horse."—Westminster Gazette. j
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The Rev. A. R. Ayers and Family Ten
dered a Reception Last Evening
New Cumberland, Oct. 2S. —The con
gregation of Trinity I'nited Brethren
church tendered their new pastor, the
Rev. A. R. Ayers, and family a fine re
ception last evening. The auditorium i
of the church was prettily decorated i
with fall flowers and potted plants, (i.
YV. Hcffleman was master of ceremonies, j
The was given: Or- 1
gan prelude. Miss Rhoda Desenberger; I
singing, "Blest BP the Tie That j
Binds," congregation; prayer, the Rev. i
J. R. Hutchison; address of welcome,
the Rev. S. N. Good; response, the Rev. i
A. R. Ayers; music, Men's Chorus;
reading, Mrs. Harry Senders; address,
the Rev. A. (i. Wolf; solo, Miss Helen
Lech thaler; address, the Rev. J. R,
Hutchison; music, Men's Chorus; pi
ano solo, Miss Claire Hoerner; hymn. I
"All Bail the Power of Jesus Name.")
After this excellent program the entire
congregation, numbering about F>ftO.
was invited to the social room of the
church which presented a scene of beau
ty. Autumn leaves' were profusely used
in the decorations and from each elec
tric bulb, which was covered with pink
paper, was suspended a spray of moun
tain berries of blight scarlet hue. The
Rev. .1. V. Adams made a brief prayer
and about twentv-flve young ladies
formed in line and served th e large au
idienee with excellent refreshments. The
! Men's I horus entertained by singing
sseveral humorous selections, after which
I they all shook hands with the pastor
'and his family and returned to their
| Mrs. C. li. Smith has returned from
j a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Edward
| Berry, at Shippeusburg.
| Mrs. .1. W. Wright entertained Mr.
j and Mrs. Harry Troup and family, of
i Harrisburg, at dinner on Sunday.
Dr. J. 11. Voting visited friends in
Chambcrsburg and Siiippensburg this
Mrs. Plough, of Carlisle, visited her
parents, the Rev. A. R. and Mrs. Ayers,
at the United Brethren parsonage yes
Samuel Waeker and son, of York
j county, were guests of Mrs. Kate Sny
| dor yesterday.
! Liberal Contributions to the Christmas
Ship for War Orphans
Mechanicaiburg, Oct. 28, —'After the
long term of pleasant weather, the sud
den cold wave took most of our people
1 unawaies. Furnaces were started, stoves
I put up, plants taken indoors, roses 'bank
ed and geenral preparations for winter
were hurriedly made.
The Rev. .l-oseph H. Prilce, pastor of
Allison Meßhodist church, Carlisle, filled
the pulpit of the Metthodist church in
this place last evening.
The monthly meeting of the local
Ministerial Association was held at the
| 'parsonage of St. Paul's Reformed
J chure'h on Monday evening. The Rev.
: iVIr. Adam, pastor of St. Paul's, read
I a very excellent, paper on "'The Prog
j ress ot Church Unity." An election of
1 officers resulted as follows: President,
! the Rev. Charles Ranch, of the Ohurc'h
I of God; secretary, the Rev. L. M. Dice,
I of-Grace Evangelical church. It was de-
I cided as heretofore tlhait union Thanks
giving services will be held at 10.30 a.
m. on Thanksgiving Day. The serv
ices to be held in Grace Evangelical
church, tthe sermon to 'be preached by
t'ho Rev. H. Hall Sharp, of Trinity Lu
The orchestra of the Odd .Fellows'
LlO<lge of this place furnished muste tit
an anniversary of the Bowmansdale
lodge. An address was made at the an
niversary by the Rev. E. C. B. Castle,
| who is chaplain of the lodge in this
The people of town contributed quite
liberally to the Christmas ship for the
war orphans. Three IHIXCS and throe
I barrels were tilled with a variety of use-
ful articles, principally clothing and
also a quantity of toys. Mrs. Estelle
Steele ivas the very efficient local secre
tary and manager.
Laurence Eckels, of Steelton, was
a visitor here yesterday.
Mrs. Sarah fcngle, of Shepherdstown,
spent yesterday here.
J. Prowell was a visitor to Har
'l risbnrg yesterday.
\ GETS BIG PAVING CONTRACT
Central Construction Company Awarded
$150,000 Paving Job In Richmond
The Central Construction and Supply
• Company, of this city, last night re
, ceived a telegram to the effect that it
. is the successful bidder for paving jobs
i in Richmond, Va., costing approximate
| ly $150,000. Notice of the contract
! f-. i "A riu.-sTc i.,vs!j Horn.' v
T IN THE MOUNTAINS'!.
Resident Physician Injfijfe
IHI| Mass'ige; Electricity; Cabi- *jß£B
IJIJ net Huths; Diet Kitchen.
Same management as yQsjjPpy
was received by Prank B. Bosch, presi
dent of the local concern and carried
with it a statement to the.effect thai
the Virginia Supreme Court had refus
ed to other contractors who
they should have the contract, an in*
junction restraining the city fron}
awarding the job to the Harrlsburf
The Virginia courts held that thf
local concern was better able to do tUe
paving work than any one of the othe»
bidding contractors and decided thiJj
the City of Richmond was not bountt
by law to award the contract to the
lowest bidder, which was the Atlantic
Bituiithic Company. The Central conn
pany last summer completed a $40,00$
paving contract in the City of Rich*
Windmills are now recording sonif
victories in the battle with gasoline
engines that has been waged in recent
years, a struggle which threatened the
disappearance of the picturesque wind
mills of Holland. Steel windmills,
with steel towers and steel sails, are
displacing gasoline pumping engines iii
some parts of Holland, the gasoline en'
giues having displaced the old wooden
windmills. They are used entirely for
pumping water in keeping the low lyj
ing fields well drained.