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' ° ' H«iketh Pnch»rd
Meantime the figure from the hut
was moTiUR up the path to the road
and a se--ond figure was sain.cs: on
him I recogir.red November's mtgbtj
outlines as he followed w it!> arms out
stretched. Then the arm? fe'l. and
there was a cry, alnii>st a shriek.
When we ran up November was ho d
lug CUrts on the ground.
"Search him. boys." said November
"He'a g\it the stuff on him "
Thompson'* b'g hand dived Into tb<
breast of Chris' shirt and when ii
enire out again It held a tutud'e of
"Too smart cnss." said Chris to No
A few busy hours followed, and it
was tbe next afternoon before I found
myself again at November's shanty
and asked for tbe explanations which
had been promised me
"Tbe moment 1 heard Thompson'*
story," began November, "it started
me thinking a bit. You remember bow
plain they saw the tra-fcs of the rob
t-er. the size, the patch, the exact num
Ver of nails It sort of seemed that r
road acert who went around in a nair
»f boots like that was maybe a fool or
maybe laying a false traiL As soon a*
f saw the tracks 1 knew I wssrt't far
ont as to the false trail The hap
wanted the traoks seen Re walked
niore'n on.-e on the soft ground a-pur
"Then he wasn't a heavy man. any
way." X pat in. "You thought"—
"How did I know be was a light
man! Well, you saw tfc se stones 1
showed you He put them to a pack
or scteethl: g ted carried 'eu> to mik>-
them heavy t"' 'k» I c «wi fr .
the set out one o* them six had d »ic I:
" Rat bow?"
See br-e - the w to*' I sirs?
>■ owed v t one t. C from r.~,u M
< aaels And • those five
ho'dups >t > i n .>jr wjs d "
within tei r. e< of C That snowed
rue th.it tLie ro-'l-er. whoever he was
roc'dn't Or-a to far from car-p Tber
the drugging >et!'?d it. P m't you re
member tbe kettle had cothtjj; in it?"
1 would have spoken, but .Novembe
be d np his hand
"No. I know Thompson ha in't o''l
It. but he hadn't cleaned it either. We
woods cha:>s s ways leave the tea
f rn c? )
Th#fi tbe A-rrs Fell »id T'e-e Wat a
C'y. Ai>no*t a Shi»k.
ieares in the kettle till «e want to
bon up t;"e tv?xt brtw. So it looked
•lueer that s«>me one had washed o'it
that kett'e. Now. if *be robber eotne
from outside he'd never do that, no
need to He'd be p-'-e afore they
oou d suspect tbe kettle. No. that
ciean kettie said pia v as speaking taat
It was one of tbe s i.
"Now.' went on November, "waen 1
iujew that I knew a good bit. and
when 1 »aw the scratches 00 tbe rock
I was ab'e to settle up 'he wbo!e ea
hoodie—Chris put tiiat stuff in the tea
and as soon as It sen? them off
he picked the money off them Then
he went down to the brook, taking the
kettle, the big boots and something to
hold a pack of stones with birn. He
waded out to that Cat n*.'k and wash
ed ont tbe kettle: then be fl"ed up bis
r»ack with stones and pot on tbe boss
big boots. After that be bad no more
to do bnt to walk up to tbe hot and
back again, laying the fa'«e trail. After
that be waded ont to tbe rock again.
TO as to leave no tracks, and chanwl
ba-'k : nto Ms own moccasins, went t»
the bat and to sleep'
"Bnt the scratches on the rwk?
What made them?"
"Tbe nails In tbe boots Chrts drew
ap his fee? to fasten up the tvots mid
the nails s'lpped a hit on the rook"
"Bnt the time. November You said
the robbery was done between 2 aud
3in th«? morning How did yon know
"By the birches. He'd turn to the
light to put on bis boots, and the moon
only rose above them trees about 'J
Till then that side of the rock was in
black shadow "
"And the stones in tbe pa.k?"
"The heel tracks was good and
marked You yourself noticed how the
chap walked on fc's heelsT'
"That told me A man with a we'gbt
upon bis back a'wsys does it. And
when 1 saw the stones that had been
raked up out of the river bed why
there It was like print and plainer
that the robber was a light tuan That
got me as far as to know it was one
of two men di« It Chris and Bill
Mavers Isn't sisab'e either of them;
they're smallish made It wet one or
other 1 knew- Then whichever it was
after he got the money what did he do
"Took it witb him or hid it." said 1.
as November s-vmed to expect a reply
"When I corpes to think 1t over I
wa* pretty sure he hid it. cos If tbere'd
happened to ue any argument or
quarrel or trouble about it there might
'a' been a search, and if the notes had
s' been found on one of tbetn they'd
have dropped him sure Nest point
was where did he b : de it? There was
the rocks aud the river tiank and the
hnt But it was all notes, therefore
tbe place'd have to be dry. so 1 pitches
on tbe hnt I'hat was relit. Mr (J'ta
"I couldn't have ir.ie'sed oetter my
self." 1 said, smi tug
November nodded "So up we goes
to C. srd r*p-e we finds them mosj«-
backs accusing the b>>ss Chris put
trie boot* back In the shack and tbe
bott eon the shelf An old grudge
n' do him do It R'lt I cnldn't tel
wh' h of the two stna'l chaps it was
«t that time So ! set the trap ahotn
the lntnb?rmeiJ breakiug up tbe hut
and Chris ws.ks into tiist He kue\v
If the cut was too» down the note* 'nd
t-e found o :'d tslnk tae ground was
hot under him until he starts to bring
the police, and b;ui tlie lailest fellow
in CI Tbe minute he offe-ed to go I
knew I bad him."
"Atd you still think Chris robbed
"1 knew it. There was SIC" that
ran t be accounted for in the bundle
we tock off Uim. and 5127 is just wba'
Mr. Close paid Dan "
The 8 ack Fo* Skin.
m is: understand that from
tb's time on my asso-;iatic:>
with November Joe wag no'
cootlrcons but fitful, and that
after tbe events 1 have jost written
down 1 went back to Quebec where I
became once nyi-e immersed in my
bns'nesi Of I beard from time to
time, generally by means of smudged
•Htera obriously written from catnii
and usually smei'iog of wood smoke
It w-as sorb a letter, which, in the fo
lowing yaE". caused roe once more fn
seek Novomtx'r. It ran as follow*
M- Quantch. sir. '»»* week J was up
t>- iN'idJetiey Forri and J «t« a wcnd«-fu.
red deer b.:c«. 1 g-ies» ne con>e ou: o'
tr.e thick Ma r« wooo* to take ih« plaoe
c tras fe 'a voo s'-.ot there ast fa'L Th •
F-eat feila has ,-iati a accident to bis horr«
or something 'or they coxe cJt of u >
v e»d thick and sranted-I'Ve ar... a I o.e
::'e points. Vkerr ho-r« would 'cok fine
at t -,e top of The s:a;rs m vojr rouse tc
Q'jeaec. so come srd try for t>-em lli
te djwn *.o Mrs Hare as s Fr;da> morn
so as I can meet vai if vo-j come
Tr^e-«« only three rroose uslr.j rour.a
ere two cows, and a mean little te la
'f a 6t:IL NOVEMBER.
This was ibe letter wbl<-b caused me
to seek Sirs Harding's, but Awing to
a slight accident to the rig I was driv
en tip In. 1 arrived late to find thcr
November hiKl gone up to a ooigbfc r
ins furm en some business, leaving
word that should I arrive I was to
start for his shack and that be would
catch tee up on the way. November
struck my trail and It was kmg aftee
dark when we reached November's
shack that evening. As be opened the
doer be displaced something white
wbi.h iay jost inside it
"It's a 'etter." be said in surprise
as be handed It to me. What does it
say. Mr. Qua ritch?"
I read »t aloud. It ran:
1 ara In tronble. Joe. Soroeoodv >a roO
cins my traps When you get bo-re.
wb'ch I orsy wttt be soon, com* right
°*** 8. RONE
The sknckr cried November.
I had never weeo him so moved. He
had been away banting for three day*
and returned to find this message.
'The darned skunk." be repeated, "to
rob her trapsl"
"8. Rone stands for Saliy Rone.
Ton've sore beard of ber?'"
"No; who is she?"
HAKfttSK' vr \ W-INh.r.PEypEXT. WEDNESDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 11. 1914.
"I'll tell yon." •aid Joe. ■'Sal'* «
inlghtT bfir» jrlrl-that it. she's a wid
«*• Sbe waa married on Hour foar
year* ag»> last Christmas, aud Uie
ntumti after hp pit bis hack broke to
tbe Hed Star lumber camp lending
*ally just enough dollars to carry bor
orer tbe blrtb of ber sou. To make a
long story short. tliert> was lots of tin
boys ready to All dead man Rone's
place when the* knew tier money must
be (tiring out. and tbe neighbors were
wonderful Intercs'ed to know which
Sal would take. Hut tt soon oouie out
that Sill wasn't talking auy of them
but had decided to try what she couM
do wi;b Hie trapping herself
"Jtfst that. Rone worked a line o"
trans atid Sal was fixed to make tier
•'" in* and the boy's that war Said s)
woman w;.s liable t.. be as sii<ve*sf»i
a trapver *s a min She's at it ne»>
three y»s■ is-w. ind she's made stood
Idves w:|U tier U\\ about four hours
walk tier w>*t <•* ti,'iv. with uol hii
other tjonv withsn five nil'es ~f
She s go| * yotiiic «'*:er Ruby. with
he' on Mti oum of the kid. as she ha~
to be >mt sti. ha >t "
Nut mi h 1 was folio whip No
vor * s to- 1 :;».«* .■>« figure upon >»>
.'.a:d .1 i- oil* ii'.-; > n ;i<t | over oarv to
try. I w-.-iN not sorry when a thoug
of tny c.oo' .tsiu v":ive way and liv a!
lowed me a minute to tie It up and to
g?t uiy wind
•There's Tbtn Carroll. Phil Gort and
lujin Sy I Tester " liegan November ab
ruptly—"those thret" They're Sally's
nearest neighbors, them auil Yal Black
Vai'a a goo>! man. i>ut"-
"But what?" said 1 aliseutiy.
' Him and Tom Carroll's out the top
notches for Sally's favor so far"
"But what's that got to do with'
"Come on " >nap'H'd November and
hurried forward to Sally's lonely cabin
Joe knockoil at the door, calling at
the sauie time: "Its me Are you
The door opened an inch or two "Is
't yon. Joe';"
November thrust b.s right baud with
'ts dt>ep scar across the l>aok innuigli
the aperture. "You should know that
cut. Sal; you teuded it.
"Come in I Couie in I"
I followed Joe into the house ami
turned to look at Sutly I saw s slim
girl with aentfe r«al brown eyes Hint
uiatch«il the nsl K>wn of ber roliel
cov.s h iir. 11 smatl face. p»ie umier its
weather tan. but showing a line of
milk white skin above her brows. She
was. In fii 't. extremely pretty, with a
kind of giod looks I had not expected,
and tou seconds later 1, too. had fal en
under the spell of that charm, which
was a! the mon? powerful because
Sally herse f was unconscious of it
"You're been ions in entiling. Joe.'
she said, with n sudden stnile. "Yon
were swat, of courser'
"Aye. just gv>r b.i fe fore *p started
f.»r berr " He looked around "Where's
To Be Continued.
Hans Andersen's Great Fear
Hans Anderson, the great Danish
1 iter, ex.-e**.\elv MNfju mail,
a:: be t:i very ireat t'oar of being
I buried alive, era great was this drea I
1 Tfta T . every r.jn; w i.oa ue wout to b<xi
' he would place by his be 'side a large
;io e of paper on which was written.
"! an-, only a, . srently dea i."
P A a a ■ a a .K B a ■ ■ -r 4
r '/:, ;p,
is 2 i
® Wbfi ta Philadelphia Stop at the I
«NEW HOTEL WALTON ?
Broad and Locust Streets ®
P Reopened after the expenditure ®
g of an enormous sum !n remodel S
in*. redevoratins: and refurnisblnc. B
. Mlt ©IE! Of EVmillK 1
Near all Stores. Theatres and s
W Points of Interest. ■
8 Etfrj Modern Conreniear# |
g Elegantly Furnished "■■■ i gg
fcnrope*a Ptaa "
® Hooma, without bath ....tLGO mp §j
■ Room a, with bath $2 mp . |
Hot and cold runn'af
water In aJI rooms fi
? WALTON HOTEL CO.
Ituk»s. President Manager ■
ur.m a a a a a B'BB a a a
Hjivj,. EJSIhLbS COin■ ■■. tf.
3*JU Market Street
Fall Term September First
DAY AND NIGHT
DAY an ; ; NIGHT SESSIONS
Enroll Any Monday
SCHOOL of COMMERCE
15 S. ''arset Sq.. Harrisburg, Pa.
Cumberland Valley Railroad
In Effect May 21. 1914.
Tralaa 1-eav* llarrlnburg—
Kor Winchester -ind Martinsburg, at
5.03. 'l.bl a. ra- *3.4 V p. m.
For Hagerstown, Chamberaburg and
intermediate stations, at •S.uJ. •T.j#
•11.53 a. nt.. 5.32. *7.40. U.l/ti
I Additional trains (or Carlisle and
}l*caanlcsburg at J.IS a. m.. 2.18. 5.2?.
i •> iv, 9.30 p. m.
Kor Dlllsburg at i.93. *1.50 and • 11.63
a. m.. 2.1*. "3.40. 5.32. «.30 p m.
•Daily All other trains diily ficeot
i Sunday. J H. TOXGE.
H A. RIDDLE. G. P. A. Supt
INVITE J.A. FARRELI, U.S.
STEEL HEAD.TQ SPEAK HERE
Chamber of Commerce Directors Met
To day to Make Final Plans for the
South American Trade Confer-
I lie boa i ot directors of the Hams
o.llg . hatuber of Commerce me; this
1. iter noon in the llarrisbuvg Club to
complete airangeuients for the South
Veric a n I rude Conference, which will
>e held in this city this month. Pend
j t ' u> acceptance of an iu\itation to
speak by .1 v. Far roll, president of
i tue 1 n»:ed state steel <.'orporation, it
was expected that ail plans tor the cou
j fereace would bv completed.
Altnaugh public aunouneeuieut of the
date, of the conference has not -lieon
1 made. Chambe. of Commerce officials
say the time is gro ving short and invi
tations will be issued without his for
mal acceptance, a- they are practicailx
assured that he will be on nam!. An
nouueement of the program as now
made out how e\ er. on ins ac
Manufacturing firms as tar north as
! Oieau. N N. ami as far south as
! i uinberland. Md., will be invited to the
conference as w oil as chamber of com
i merce and board of trade executives
throughout central Pennsylvania and
"between those two points.
Indications are that u will be the
j greatest meetiug of the kiud held in
Pennsylvania, no; excepting the one
held in ;' ; .:ts ; .>ur«h. where Smith A liter
, uan tratie ooomers met soon alter Ku
roiean commerce was halted after the
; start of the war and the southern ex
port field opened up. Speakers with
bigger reputations will be a: the Har
risourg meeting than at any trade con
feiouce held u the East.
All plans have been formulated bv
the executive coniinittee ot the Harris
bug vhauiber of Commerce and accept- j
i an.es from all ot the other speakers ;
| outside of Mr. Karreil have been re I
ceivcd. The program lias bceu printed I
and invitations are ready to be mailed.
Mr. Kartell has been in New Orleans
fo- a time aud has now gone to Bir
mingham. Via., where his secretary in
New Y'ork is trying to reach him to
convey the livitat: 'ft of the Harrisbnrg
: hamber ot" Commerce. Word was re-j
I ceive 1 from New Yon tiiat all of the
; Harrisourg corres.iondence and tele- j
.grants were sent to Mr. Paired in Hir '
I aiiugham yesterday aid momentarily I
! his reply is expected.
SCHWAB'S Bl« (UXTKAITS
South Bethlehem Believes Report of
Soutii Bethlehem. Nov. 11.—The
. news yesteroav from Boston that
j Charles M. S.'hwab, of the Hethleiiem !
Steel Company, ha< been given a con
try t to 'amis, twenty saumarines, at
a cos: of $10,000,000, presumably for
the Kaalis'n ernmeut and the recent
i news from l.oudou that Mr. Schwab
I ha.l secured from the English govern
ment a contract tor $35.000.000 to
I furnish steel tor tiiat foreign country.
I cou'd uot be confirmed a: the main
' ofives of the Bethlehem Steel Com
Nevertheless, it is believed to be
true. Mr. !vuwab - in Kngiand, hac
I :ng ueeu urgently summoned there by
The rumor that Mr. (ekwiK has
landed a big contra.-; fioni the Eng.tsh '
further enu lias. e i by the fact that
a day or so ago five English inspectors
of oijuan.e arrived iiere and announc
es that they woui i be located here for
probably two years.
Another sound reason for the belief
• at '. M. S 'hwab has atge European
war contracts now and expects more
as time goes on Is the otiieia! an
i. ounce me nt that the steel comjxanv is
erecliiu a big fuse and projectile
load.ng plaut c: its Rcadington prov '
Iv.g grounds and another lug plant at
Carney. N. ,1.
CLEAN IT WEEK HALF OVER
Ststy-eijht Men and 22 Wsgotis Busy
iu the Lower End To-day
Clean I'p Week is now half over..
The Pennsylvania Reduction Company
had men and 2 2 wagons cleaning'
the lower end of the city to-day. This
include! the section between North,
-trcet an.; the southern city limits ami
frtiu the river to tbo Pennsylvania
Railroad, \bout *wo hundred wagon-'
loads of dirt and rubbish were gathered
out of the alleys, back yards and va
To-mo: •ow the Reduction Conifany
fti'.l- have lt< forces cleaning the sec
tion bouii e.i on nt soutii by North i
-:;rect. on the East by the railroad, on
the rorth t si le: street and ou the west i
by the river.
HERCUtt SLOW RISING
Temjierature of Thirty-six Degrees In
dicated for To-night
The tempe.ature last night did uot i
oolow freezing point, 22 degrees,
the high pressure area to the north
-.vuic'u brought a record temperature of
2S degrees, being a«>aulted by a de
re;.; u n trom the western lake r?gion.
wuich caused a slight in the north-
J i!-tern part of the country.
I'nder it« iufiuence slight rises will'
o -cur again to-night. Weather Bureau
ofii a.s in th s city fixing the lowest
nark for to-night at 36 degrees. No
precipitation is expecte t here. i
A. F. of L. to Meet in 'Frisco
By .l«oci<sted Press.
I*b:ia ••iphitt, Nov. 11.—There wer*
roun is o -land clapping in the conven
tion of the American Federation of 1.3
bor to-da» when telegrams from the
S:ate of California an<l the City of
Kran< s>o were read inviting the
Fe eratien to hold its 1915 -onventiou
in the Exposition City. According to
delegates and officers there appears to
be no doubt that the invitation will
Snow in Centre County
j Beilefonte. Nov. 11. —A light snow,
which fell in the mountains Monday
night, made the opening of the deer
hunting season very favorable for the
many hunters in Centre county. All
I the hunters are too far away from
lines of communication to report the
■ first day's kill.
No Deer Killed in Clinton
Ix>ck Haven. Sov. 11.—Xo deer
; were killed in Clinton county so far
' as known on the opening day." Most of
1 the camps are far from habitations,
I and it is impossible to hear from tbem
t except by returning couriers.
Governor elact Visits Scenes of His
Boyhood and Is the Quest of the
People of Huntingdon
(Spe.iAl to tlie Star-Independent.i
Huntingdon, Nov. 11,—When Gov
ernor-elect Martin 0. Brumbaugh
crossed the Juniata river, beiow Mount
I niou. yesterday on h « way to receive
the splendid welcome that diluting.lon
county hail prepared for its favorite
sou. lie was surprised at the reception
lie received at the railroad stations.
When Mount I'niou station loomed
into view " M. (!." and his party were
surprised to find nearly the whole pop
ulation of the brick city amassed
about the station, a large proportion
being school children, waving tings,
cheering and calling for a speech.
The conductor held the train a few
minutes and the crowd had the pleas
ure ot hearing the new Governor.
At Mapleton depot and Mill Creek,
although not regular stops, the crowds
were so large that the train was stop
ped two minutes to allow him to say a
few words of thanks for the tine sap
port given by his home countv.
When the train pulled inlo the
I anion depot at Huntingdon he was
i welcomed by citizens from all over the
| county as well a* the town, amid
I cheers. The Governor-elect was taken
to the Broad Top depot to catch a train
; for Marklesburg, twelve miles south
; where ho spent the afternoon at the
! old homestead with his happy father
and two brothers.
An old-fashioned welcome home was
I given him by the little town and by
the farmers tor miles around, many of
j whom knew him as a boy when he had
j worked in the woods with his father.
i Returning to Huntingdon in the even
; ing. he was met by Republican County
Chairman Samuel I. Spyker and Chic
Marshal John S. Bare and a large re
ception committee, who. amid cheering
, crowds and red fire, escorted him to
I the van of the parade, which marched
to Juniata College and back through
cheering thousands lining the decorat
ed streets. The town has not had a
Governor since Dav.d K. Porter, in
i 1 S4 3.
. parade consisted of main oancU.
! tire companies. lodges and organira
■ "ions, and was reviewed by the honor-
I ed guest a; the speakers' stand in the
| diamond. E-District Attorney H. H.
I Waite made the speech of welcome.
The Governor elect himself, in a strong
address, assured the home folks that
lie intended to do his duty to the whole
peopie of the State without fear or
The parade in honor of Governor
euvt Brumbaugh was one ot the larg
est and most diversified ever witness
ed in Huntingdon. Indians, clubs of
nr.nstre.s, ha* ladders loaded dow*n
with children, bands from nearby
counties in Central Pennsylvania, as
well as countless motor cars tilled with
citizens from towns aud farms made
u:> the process-on. Banners containing
the motto. "Our Next President."
were common, one being, " Hunting
ion. Harrisburg, Washington."
Jun.ata College students turned out
iu splendid line-up to honor t'tie man
who as a boy was one of the first
students ot the college and manv years
after its president.
LEHIUH VALLEV <EXSOR
Will Pass Upon Telegrams Sent By
Philadelphia. Nov. 11.—The Lehigh
N alley railroad, to insure itself against
the improper use of its telegraph wires
by employes, has appointed a censor
to go over all such messages.
A carbon copy o every telegram
sent by an employe wiil be sent imme
diately to the censor. He will scan it
j carefully, determine whether it con
tains unnecessary word or could prop
erly have been haudied by mail, note
h;s comments on the message and re
turn i; to the sender. The management
figures it will not be necessary to point
oat sii'h useless words continuously;
that the employes wiil learn the lesson
quickly and save the company a great
j deal of money in tolls. The censor will
be located in the office of the superin
> teudent of telegraph, and will scruti
nize every message from every office,
from the highest to the lowest.
CONFESSES DOIBLE MIRDER
Farmer Makes Statement That Salves
By Associated Press,
Pougiikeepsie. X. Y.. Nov. II. —The
death of George Vosourg and his wife
in their lonely farm house near Pine
I Plains during tl.e Christmas holidays
of 1912 was stripped of its mystery to-
I by the alleged confession of John
Wood, a farmer. Wood told the Dis
! trsct Attorney and the Sheriff that he
and three companions slew the couple
with an as. robbed them of SBOO and
then burned <ijw;i the farm house. The
| chatred bodies were found in the cellar.
The District Attorney placed Wood
under arrest and announced he had
confessed the crime because he could
no longer 'endure the tortures of con
science and wished "to clear his soul."
City Employe Has Apoplexy
j William Hoffman, 56 years old. 113
South Dewberry street, a street cleaner
employed by the City Highway Depart
ment, was taken to the Harrisburg hos
pital at 10 o'clock this morning suf
fering with apoplexy. His condition is
Banks Have Prosperous Year
According to a report made by A.
K. Thomas, secretary of the Harrisburg
Clearing Association, the banks of Har
risburg have passed through a prosper
j ous year. The total clearance for the
year ending October 1, 1914, was
$83.686,090. During the year deposits
I in the banks in the association amount
ed to $17,351,000. There are eighteen
I banks in the organization.
Is Made Examining Chaplain
Marietta, Nov. 11.—The Rev. H. B.
' Pulsifer, rector of St. John's Episcopal
j church, this place, has been appointed
I examining chaplain by Bishop Darling
i ton. of the Harrisburg diocese of the
Episcopal Church. His jurisdiction is
the archdeaconry to which he belongs,
! and is an honor.
Norse Dies of Typhoid
Altoona, Nov. 11.—Miss Maria B.
• Kleinsorgen, a student nurse at Mercy
hospital, died yesterday of typhoid
j fever. &he contracted the disease while
nursing several fever patients at the
i hospital. In the early stages she con-
I tinned at work.
FIRE OILS IURGEDN
SCHOOLS AND FACTORIES
Chief Baldwin Says They Should Be
Conducted by a Trained Fire-ftghter
—lssues Circular Containing Valu
able Information on Subject
Joseph Baldwin, Chief Stale Fire
Marshal, lias issue.l a circular for gen
eral inforinatiou, in which he especially
urges lire drills iu schools and factories.
'l'ire drills in schools, factories and
other places where people congregate in
large mini hers are a means or prevent
lug possible less of life. Fire drills
should be regularly held under the su
pervision of some special designated
person who has hud training in lire
tighting or made H special study of that
subject ami ot tire prevention. Brills
should be so arranged in schools that
at least once s week the entire attend
ance should paiticipate, and in factories
all employes should be required under
penalty to present themselves for drill
and only under extraordinary eircuni
stJ.nees should excuse for not doing so
Big Checks Received
The State Treasury to-day received
the following sums in payment of Mate
taxes Jones A Laughlin Steel Co-
Pittsburgh, $7:i.225: A. Overholt Co.,
SI !*.O 10.04 : Pennsylvania Coal Co.,
$82,500. At this rate the s.im total
otf last year's revenue is expected
to be reached.
Captain Metsger Resigns
Captain Frederick A. Me titter, of
Vnvpany li, Kijji'ntb regiment. Beford,
has tendered his resignation and 'been
relieved from active duty,
Governor Tenor has announced the
appointment of the following delegates
to represent the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania at the American Mining
Congress, to be held in Phoenix. Ari
zona, December 7-11, 1914: W. K.
Field, Tlioan::? I.yn,li. W. \V. Keefer.
Walter Calverly, John S. I'nger, Pitts
burgh; John Hrennen. Uniontown; Ben
jamin Clark, Punxsutawney; W. .1.
Ri -liar.is. Pottsville: Samuel D. War
riner. Phila-delphia: Jo'n-u Markle. Je.ldo.
Cp to date the Mate Forestry Com
missioner has issued 666 permits for
hunters' camps on State forestr lands.
Each permit is supvosed to represent
seven hunters, making abo u 4.700
hunters now on the grounds. The num
ber cuf permits will run to one hun
dred before the season closes.
Personal Liberty Votes
Judging from the number of Per- ;
sona! Liberty party votes polled in the i
counties that have made election re- j
turns th»re will be about 6,000 alto-,
gether, in nowise affecting the result!
except to slightly increase the majori-J
ties for Brumbaugh and Penrose and J
the other Republican State officers
voted for week.
Want Their Money
Xewspaper publishers all ove the
State have scut in tJieir bills for the
advertising of the constitutional amend
ments, and they will be sent to the
Auditor General for final revision and
•payment. As us.ial the rates differ
widely, some of the papers with the
smallest 'circulation sending in the big
gest bills. Auditor General Powell will■
do some cutting down before the bills |
are finallv approved.
May Be Speaker
Representative George \V. Williams,!
of Tioga county, who has been men
tioned for the Speakership of the next
House of Representatives, called on
Commissioner Bigelow of the state
Highway Department this morning to
pay his respects.
Milton Wants a State Highway
A delegation led by H. W. Cham-!
berlin. an attorney of Milton, called on
State Highway Commissioner Bigelow
yesterday afternoon relative to secur
ing State-aid for the building of a i
highway in Milton borough.
Penusy Conductor Hurt
George Waizer, of HoboUen. Pa., a:
Pennsylvania railroad conductor, was!
admitted to the Harrisburg hospital j
yesterday afternoon suffering with ab
dominal bruises received in a fall
while on a hunting trip in the South |
Mountain. His condition is not seri-|
' • Fifty-fifty"
"1 think William. I'll ask those new|
people next door to take dinner with |
"Well, the butcher by mistake ieft
their meat order here, and it seems!
The classified columns of the- Star-Independ
j ent will help you in your selection of a house,
; apartment, office, lot. farm or garage.
The Best & Most Desirable Homes
arc advertised in Harrisburg's Great Home
18, 20 and 22 South Third Street
Phone, mail or bring your Want Ad to the Advertising Dcpt f
Bell Phone 3280—Independent, 215-246
DREW AND HIS EXCELLENT
COMPANY ARE A DELIGHT
Charm of His Acting Is Not Dimin
ished By His Years on the Stage,
As He Proved Last Night in "The
" Age cannot wither nor custom
stale" the infinite charm of Joun
Drew s acting. Kvery time he comes
here he seems to bring with him add
ed delight to his audiences. He is as
clever, capable and captivating as lie
was when in the days of the old
August in Daly company he played in
"- with Ada Kehan, James Leu
is. Fanny Davenport and the others
who were graduated to the front ot
stellar attractions and made the
American stage more than a name.
Mr. Drew was in Harrisburg last
night, and there was more than one iu
the audience who remembered him
back iu the Augustin Dah age. N.>
longer a matinee idol, Mr. Drew
more intense iu the interpretation of
his plays, and therein lies his splendid
ability—in his naturalness. His pla»
presented at the Majestic theatre to a
large and appreciative audience, wss
"The Prodigal Husband," a new
comedy by Dario Nicodema aud
Michael Morton, two young collabo
atenrs who are of the best playrights
now engaged iu welding words ami
actions together for the entertainment
of the public.
It was a very funny play, and it
took a company such as Drew gathers
about him to interpret it and bring
out of it all of its humor and clever
ness. It is a story of a husband sep
arated from his wife because of his
prodigal habits. He adopts the daugh
ter ot' his concierge who died at his
home. The daughter grows up to he
a beautiful girl and gossip links her
name with that of the husband to such
extent that he determines to leave
France with her on a world-wide jour
ney in order to save iier good name.
The girl, having iu mind the re
conciliation of the man and his wife,
hastens to the latter's home in Brit
tany. whither the man, believing that
she had eloped, followed her. The -
he meets his wife again, a reconcilia
tion. planned by the adopted daugh
ter. follows, and evervbodv is happv.
Of course. Mr. Drew', as the prodigal
husband, took first honors. He simpi*
had to be John Drew and that wis
sufficient. It went without saying tlir.t
his acting was line and the interpreta
tion of his role tine, but he had some
what of a company that was far above
the average. For instance, there was
Ferie Godschalk, an eccentric comedian
long a public favorite, who played the
role of a drunken roue who was cor
tinually "'getting in wrong," mid who
had a faculty for proposing to ever
woman h t « met. Mr. Godsehalk is :«
perennial bloomer ami he, too. never
grows old or boresome.
Grace t'arlyle, the injured wi;'e, wm
au instantaneous favorite, although
she appeared in but the last act. Her
intelligence *nd pleasing personality
won her a place at once in the esteem
of the audience. Little Helen Hayes
Brown, the adopted daughter in t'>e
tirst act was winsome and intelligent,
and in the second act was succccde t
by Martha Hedmau, a charming young
actress wiio has learned her profession
in a good school and gave it an added
grace by her intelligent rendition of
a very difficult role. She is exceeding
ly pretty and has a charming stage
Rose Winter, as one of the fa-t
Parisian set. had an unpleasant red",
but she made it very interesting by
It was a good company all the way
through, and it gave an even rendition
of the play that was enjoyed by every
body. Most noticeable was the . fact,
that the star did not appropriate a!l
o' the "fat" parts for himself, but
shared them with the others, v.-hieh
is a Drew tr;«it he inherited from li t
mother, the famous manageress of by
gone days, and famous as a star, it
was a nice, neat, clean play well pin v.
ed. And yet—it was French!
EXPRESSES THANKS FOR AID
"Helping Hand" Glad It Was Re
membered on Rally Day
The men of the Helping Hand, -05
South street, express their gratitude to
friends who kindly remembered the in
stitution during the fall rally exercises
and the observance of election day.
Those having in view Thanksgiving
and the holiday season should consider
that coal is essential to the comfort of
the men who seek shelter at the rooms
during the cold winter days.
Donations of provisions aud grocer
ies can be left at the rooms or will be
called for if the superintendent is in
He—l wish I had as much nerve as
She—Whaj on earth do you mean'
He —Then I'd smoke in spite of