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Private Branch Exchange. No. 3280
Prlveto Branch Exchange. - No L 245-246
Thursday, December 10, 1914.
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MOON S PHASES—
Full Moon, 2nd; Last Quarter, 10th;
New Moon, 10th; First Quarter, 24th.
j pP WEATHER FORECASTS
, .rfjHjP Harrisburg and vicinity: Unsettled
weather to-night and Friday, probably
0 ra ' n or snow. Not much change
' n temperature.
* Eastern Pennsylvania: Unsettled to
& night and Friday, probably rain or
snow. Moderate variable winds.
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, 34; lowest, 32; 8 a. m., 33; S p. m., 33.
EDISON FIRE THE WORLD'S LOSS
The loss in dollars resulting from the great fire
that last night wiped out almost the whole of the
huge Edison plant in West Orange, N. J., has been
roughly estimated at about seven millions. The
loss to the world through the great liandieap that
the fire neeessarily places on Mr. Edison's powers
of invention will be far greater. It will never be
possible to estimate it in money values.
The Edison plant constituted in itself a marvel
of the great inventor's genius. It was designed and
built on unique lines that could not have been
planned save in the mind of an Edison. Yet it
lacked one great essential in modern building
methods; —it was not lire-proof.
Along with the loss of the buildings went tre
mendously valuable mechanisms, largely the fruit
of ilr. Edison 's own brain, and, it is likely, a great
amount of valuable data that can be restored only
by the wizard himself, —if he lives long enough to
With characteristic Edison enterprise and cour
age the aged inventor called together the directors
of his company while the flames still were devour
ing his handiwork and announced that rebuilding
will begin at once, —notwithstanding only $2,000,000
of the !|>7.000,000 loss is covered by insurance.
However, even if Mr. Edison, who at liis advanced
age can at best have but a comparatively few years
of active life left to him, devotes all of his remaining
energy to his great inventive work, the gigantic
task of replacing the plant destroyed last night
must first be accomplished before he can again give
his time and strength to making fresh discoveries in
the region of science. That necessarily means that
the world will lose much in the form of new inven
tion that might have been forthcoming had the fire
not occurred as a handicap upon the work of this
Aside from the purely impersonal loss that the
world thus sustains, the great personal disappoint
ment that must have come to the "Wizard of the
* Oranges" will arouse vast sympathy for this won-
L derful old man. With characteristic fortitude he
already is setting about to rebuild the plant, and a
close insight into his unselfish character is given in
his statement, made when the fire engines still were
pufFing, that he hopes the restoration will provide
enough work to prevent his 4,500 employes being
thrown out of employment.
WHY WE ARE NEUTRAL
The more the professors and the poets urge our
country to take sides in this war, the more con
vinced must we become that our only possible course
is neutrality. For when we are being tugged at as
persistently on one side as on the other, we can do
nothing but remain at a standstill, so far as our
prejudices are concerned.
The Germans want us to see justification in their
actions and the allies are equally eager to have us
recognize their virtues. And now, while Herman
Kidder is telling us Ave are too much on the side of
the English, William Watson comes along and ac
cuses us of not being enough so.
Ridder wants us to oppose England because we
did it in '76 and ought to have no trouble now, he
believes, in arousing the enmity anew. Watson,
with fourteen lines of rythmic phrases, argues, on
the other hand, that we ought to be on the side of
jireat Britain because it was our mother country
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 10, 3914.
and we could without difficulty, he holds, rekindle
the old love.
We learu of these obligations of ours with con
flicting emotions; so conflicting in fact that we are
just where we were before the rhetoric began to
flow, —on the fence, too stunned or, perhaps, too
wise to stir.
REARRANGEMENT OF SCHOOL GRADES
Although the Harrisburg schools have advantages
tq gain by an elimination of the "ninth grade, as
urged by City Superintendent Downes, even the re
sultant arrangement woul(f^aot be an ideal one
according to the view of the bureau of education
j Public schools throughout this country have their
courses grouped, as a rule, into eight years of pri
mary and grammar school and four years of high
school. The bureau advocates a rearrangement into
six years of elementary school and six years of high
The suggestion that so radical a change bp made
•n the public schools is not supported by fancy but
by logical arguments. The bureau of education
gives, apart from minor considerations, two impor
tant reasons why boys and girls should enter on a
six-year high school course after six years of ele
mentary school work.
Under the proposed arrangement, in the first
place, it is held, the children would get an earlier
start in foreign languages, literature, history and
elementary science, making their work in tlie|e high
school branches more effective. Vocational train
ing would likewise be introduced two years earlier.
The time spent in the seventh and eighth grades,—
and in this city in a ninth grade as well, —is held
to be largely a period of marking time.
Under present conditions, in the second place,
when children finish the eight or nine years of the
elementary course, they have reached the end of the
compulsory attendance period, and this break be
tween grammar school and high school coming at
the end of the compulsory period, makes it easy
for them to quit school. About three-fourths of
them do quit, say statistics, without having received
even a taste of high school subjects. The proposed
rearrangement of grades would give students two
years of high school training before they reach the
age when they leave school in such large numbers,
and would induce continue in their studies.
The time is doubtless approaching when the
scheme of education in this country will afford boys
and girls, after their first six years with their par
ents and teachers, six years of elementary studies,
followed by six years of high school work, and
some educators go so far as to advise on top of
that, six years of really thorough college training.
But whether the suggestion for a six-year high
school course is accepted or rejected, there are
abundant reasons why Harrisburg should cut down
the period of schooling by one year; that is,
make it twelve years instead of thirteen, as now.
We are promised a green Christmas this year. Do your
shopping early. «
The American people agree with President Wilson in his
declaration that this country will take core of itself when
the time conies for any action.
In the midst of sending things across the water for the
relief of starving people, do not forget that we have some
of the same kind right here at home!
It is reported that the Zeppelins are getting reatlv to
drop a few bombs and other souvenirs of regard on London,
and Piccadilly and Leister Square are crying "Blawst the
After the Pennsylvania Public Service Commission has
had its wrestle with the proposed increase in railroad pas
senger rates, the Interstate Commerce Commission will take
a hand, and if it is as long adjusting matters as it was at
arriving at a decision on freight rates, commuters may ex
pect to hear something along about A. D. 2,000.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
Old Lady—"l've brought back this war map you scjd
me yesterday, Mr. Brown. It's not up to date. I've been
looking all the morning for Armageddon, and can't find it
OVER THE HORIZON
Friend —"This is a nice studio you have. Is the rent
Artist—"l don't remember."—Cleveland Leader.
"Well, well! did you ever milk before?"
"Not exactly, but I've had a good deal of practice with
.a fountain pen."—Scribner's.
WHAT JONES DID
Jones rambled into the village cigar store one evening
and in response to a question as to what made him look
so wild-ey6d, told of an adventure he had just had.
"I was coming through that deep, dark woods down be
low Taylor's farm," said Jones in a voice that still pal
pitated, "when I saw the dusky forms of two men stealthily
crawling through the woods toward me. One of them had
a pistol in his hand and the other had—"
"Gee whiz!" interjected one of the cigar store crowd.
"What in the deuce did you do?"
"What did I do?" responded Jones, with some emphasis.
"Why I did three miles in just about four minutes!"—
Little Bobby Beatem went with his mother to buy a pair
of knickerbockers. W r hen he had looked at all the varieties
in the store, he was still dissatisfied.
"I want that pair in the window," he protested.
"These are just exactly like them," assured the clerk;
"but if you want that particular pair, I'll get them for
And he produced them, much to Bobby's satisfaction.
They bore a sign which read:
"These knickerbockers cannot be beat."—Judge.
Hostess (at party)—" Does your mother allow you to
have two pieces of pie when you are at home, Willie?"
Willie (who has asked for a second piece)—"No,
"Well, do you think she'd like you to have two pieces
"Oh," confidently, "she wouldn't care. This isn't her
pie!"— Louisville Times.
Hundreds Upon Hundreds of Worthy Gift Articles
That WiH Appeal to Your Taste and Your Purse
VA:J a store merited the public's consideration of its wares by reason of variety,
Yyp, quality and economy-pricing, this store deserves it at this Christmas season. Counters
in ever y department fairly groan with their burdens of serviceable and joy-bringing
gift suggestions. Come and see, if only to wander through the store and feast your
eyes upon the wonderful collection of attractions that has been provided.
Gift Articles in Holiday Handkerchiefs Box Stationery,
Keady to Wear « T „ ' v .
i.adien* Fi«n n sncque-. 95c Never Have We Shown Such a Pretty Lot at Such Amas Cards,
Ladle*' Percale Walata, 25c T „
Ladiea' Mercerised Sntln Skirt* In J-lUW xlltcS I n Kpln 17 f
Color*. Special price* dUCiai >
Ladle*' Flannelette Skirt*, 25c uajllea Handkerchief*: plain and em- Children'* Handkerchief*: plain mid
I.miles' Gaiter*, 2T»o . A r , I? or \° . embroidered i each 3e, 2 for 5c Fancy Ho* Stationery: *pecial value.
Knitted Scarf*. 25c Ladle* l Handkerchief*s apeclal aa- Children** Box Handkerchief*, 10c 10c, 15c and 25c
Faadnatora. 25c _ ""ftmentj each. 10c t 3 for 25c nnd 15c ■»i fl i»» wi.i* u «■ 1(k .
Children'* Wool Toque*, 25e Ladle** Fine Hnndkerchlefa with Men'* White and Colored llordcr PI "J» Bo* Stationery, 10c an«l
Children'* l?rea*ea. 25c _ embroidered corner*, 12He Handkcrchlcfas each sc, 0 for 25c k
Children'* Uompera. 25c Ladiea' Handkerchlefa: high cln** Men'* White and Colored llorder Celebrated Pineapple Linen Box Sta
llo.v*' Wool Pant*, 25c noveltle*. hand embroidered cor- Handkerchief", each 10c. 3 for 25c tlonery In white, blue, lavender and
Hoy** Walata, 25c ner*i beautiful ahowing, 25c tlen'a All Linen Handkerchief*, 12Vic, plnki box, 25c
. , ' ".'lJrr' A" ''' nrn Handkerchief*. IBe. I»c nnd 25c Pineapple Mnen Correspondence
GIoVCS thp I H •' .. ""f.,.?' .. „ Men'* Initial Handkerchief*. all In- Onlx, hm 2.1r
VJIUVCB IIIC lUUSI l.adle*' Crepe dp thine Hnndkcr- Itlal*. !2U r und 2Bc .. „,, „ „
chief*, two apeclal qualltle*, all All Silk Handkerchief* In „i„i n i,„- * B "° s White Holly Rons, So, ,ic, Sr.
serviceable Gift letter. i 2 %c n n,i y... ~e ~ d i.m.r " or - ,o - »*<•
"SIT** B Gift Articles in the Useful Gifts in the ' T ""'
Household De- Dry Goods De- =£££=;=_ »-*
Wool Glove* and Mitten* for the Dartllieilt DartlTlent Red and Green Cord Hall, Be
Children nnd Baby, all color*, 10c
, D ... seu""w"t7r Beautiful Neckwear
Christmas Ribbons PH\.i!,7«* m i;«. JtJ' < he.**, per<«ie*. tWht Umi . .
Galore «<»«■*»«' ' ?."i k „' 'o^ 4 >'*,%ir, ln whi"e for Gift Giving:
VJaiUIC Cut Cilnx* Vlncvnr C ruets. Cren.n w JI, „j « ' I ~"' ~1
Sntln and Tnlfcta Ribbon*, all Set*, etc., at apeclal price*. ette*. Mercerised T»hU nnmn«lT in PvplllQllfo "NTmrnl+i'ae
width*. In all c«»lora to match fancy Chlnnware la Salad HlNbe*. Spoon Linen Tnl»le Umii iNk IHIInw r JIIXCIUSIV6 JNOV6IOIGS,
work | complete anNortuient in five Tray*. Smoking Set*, Sugar* and P|M , Rolater Cna'e* ' n»«i all bnYpH wi+llAllf ovfrQ
different qtialltle*. Cream*. Va*e*. Cup* and Saucer*. „„" k a > WlinOUt eXTTa
Fancy Rlbhoaa In different dealgn* Celery Dl*lie*. Berry Seta. Aah Traya, etc.. * Neta. pjioro'p
and widfha for hair howa and fan-S Etc. Prlcea atart at 5c *"■ ■ *» r n . „ pnn , i ... Ulal^C,
cy work. 20c and 25c Roaating Pana. Berlin Kettle*. u WI IU OPn.AH I RICES
Taffeta Hnlr Row Hlbbona, all col- Jelly Moulda, Coffee Pot*, and other r> 1 e A Ifl . Holiday Neckwear la all the aeweat
orn, 25c utenNll* needed for the orcparatlon OOOKS TOT J\ I I \ ~n . '"teat atylea; n beautiful a*-
Molre Kibbou*. all color*, for beau- of the ClylMtma* fca*t. Prlcea atart "ft „ s !! r 1 nu '" '" r purpoaca. 25c
tlfnl hair howa. 20<- nnd 25c at 10c * The re'a ««„d reading ..rovldd t™ Holiday \ e ckwear In collar nnd cuff
Raby Ribbon, all colora; yard, le Nut Plcka and Cracker: aet, 25c nil ajrea, voiinz and <»lil (»r H n * *l>celal nricea.
Fane, Holly H1.,1,on. 5-yard piece*. Jardiniere* ~,,. l«e and B .V, the "flde*i ll 'ii.nde ™o r"i„"red m'Jw "an 7 r"om"
10c Bread Box. large al*e; apeclal price* voung f«»lka I«\»r Iw.vn „| r , u , , V. .1 ' ttoae 1 om-
Fln" Specliil Tnft'ctn Hlbbon, all col- Xmna Crepe Paper Napkin*. «10jr.., 5c children we have nrovliled nil <!■?> ,"M,,,onN
»'"• X,nn* C repe .-..per, ea.h. .-,e and IQo ,v„rk„ of *t!lndar,? " ' "Jik i'-Tea """ "° n,!,n """"
« J . T . ""i: pr "' ,er " or< '""•••eKCIi.K Wlndxor Tie*. plHln color* and
Gift Suggestions in Jewelry
v;:; saj? , a«!t:rsis.;*!Ksr*
Tie I'ln*. SSc Hat Pin*, as.- f rom ,0c t„ ric s „ k Mou**ellne Scarf* nil col",. 25c
Tie C ln*p*. ar.c ItlnK* for Women nnd Children in ——' - "■
Bracelet*. He plain, hand, Mlicnet. cnineo and 'D 1441 ,. A . .. "1 * f M. . ,
c c: l Tvu"i:\ n xr* veciau I'ure Candies for Christmas
l.ace l'lnn, ale Party Bo*e* at Npeclal iirice*. ~
I.liiritlc C'ln*p*. 2.-, c Headed Hi.r*, 25c * M xture*. C lear Toy* and Hard Candle*; *«veet kl*se., rinlntv
Bar Pin*. 25c Jewel Ca*e«, Ssc Ribbon Candle*, lb., 10c .. . . ' ,
I Beauty Pin*, 25c Gold l<"lni*h Bend*. 25c I ni'Ke A**ortuient of Plain nnd etc 11, 2<!r 'lck-nmncka,
' Knncy Candle*, lb., 10c „ ...
Something to Miscellaneous A««orted cwointe., ao Bn vor*, » P e. '20.. ' """"d-
Dinner. Tj; A rt iplnc Box Chocolate*! bos, 10c nnd 25c ' rle*.'''ip^cfa^.°Vi'TbT rh ' r "
1 IG3SC Film VjllT /VrtlCieS Chocolate Filled Caady Straw*! ape- Chocolate Almond*. Speclnl, % lb.,
.. ...... _ .. Comb and Bruah Seta, 25c ° n * _
Men 1 * lire** thirl* In percale, all Hn|r 25c .. . 7-7-
Mea'a Neckwear In ailk and knitted Ladlea' lland llagll! 25"° OliGt AfticlGS AfC USCflll XlTlflS GiftS
atylew: large variety of patterna. i* o cl;ct llook*. 25c . -
Hen";* Nnapender* In Holly Bcixf* 25c Good*. *uch a* WelCOmed GlftS Art NeedleWOrk
Men'* Silk Hones hlm k, navy,' bro»n "nrelteJ"'!"i'oc "t"'Vv-' 1 C ~ro" »:" Perfume* nnd Oenartmpn t
and gray. Special, 25c l.adlea' l/nncy Garter*, 25c Toilet Water*, In fancy boxes, 25c ' C J-'dl lllltlll
Men'* U»le Ho*e, nil color*. Spe- Clrthc* Ilru*iie*, 25c Colgrnte'* Soap*. In boxc* of three sim,n>,.,i in- . nl ...
M ' -'J' Shoe Tree*, ribbon trimmed, 25c cake*. 2lte nn<t'2sc box. ' n " Pipe Unci.*,
Men* v\ool l. «e*. -.,e _ l.ndic*' nnd Children's Belt*. ll)c and Talcum Powder*. 15c nn.l 2!5e
Compute stock of lioj* near at 25,. Coleatc'* Week-end Pockniten, 25c * Cuahlon Forma, xatin and niun
equally attractive price*. Shirred IMltbon Klnatlc Webbing, all Yoiiiik People'* Box Perfnmea, 25c 10c to 25c
_ . color*, yard, 2T>c Soap Boxe*. lOf und 25c Sateen CiiMhlon*. all color*. 25c
rfpttv /\ nrnne t/vf Haml Mirror*. 25c Toilet Article* In Old Ivory Flnl*h. Crochet 11«... , .
rreiiy rvpiuils> lUI Military llr U *bc*. 25c Including tray*. 25c ' price* Slipper., .pedal
. . - Buffer*. 25c
I IT Vina Nnll File* and Cuticle*. 25c ,<O,, < »*hion* and Felt l.lhrary
\JlUlOlluao VJ1V111 & IV/lillinorir lvorv F,nl «"> Buttonera, 25c Throw*: apeclal prlcea.
l.adle*' Hound and Square Apron*, WlllllllCl y !y rv I'!",'"!' h '"' Horns. Crochet Hnnil Horn and Kmbroldery
..f line .Hivn trl-nme.l with Ivory Flnl*h Soap lloxe*, 25c Sample*; one-third oir.
broidery and' lace I lar K c a**ort- H U Heductlon on I.ad le*'. M!*«e.' Ivory Flnl.b Powder Box and Hair Drawn Work Scarf* Pillow Sham*
meat 25c Children** Hat* Receiver, Aic nnd Stand ( overa, 50c value. 25c
l.adle*''Souarc Vpron* for Waltre**- Trlmmlnß at Ki'catly reduced Ivory Flnl*h Hand Mirror*. 25c Hand Crochet nnd IlatlenburK dol
| £r. ; l" 5 - " ;:r "" ii™ "r,:::,- «• -
Glngliaui Aprona, large variety of —»<• PfilPf'i 1 fl H
atylea, 12V.1C, 15c. I»c and 25c _ m 1 _ x laLllLai "11U
Bungalow A proa*, 25c Toys—Dolls—Games—More Than Ever Dainty Gifts for
Hosiery—the Gift This Year and No Advance in Bab y
t Knitted Bootee*, 10c, 1.5 c, 10c and
au Appreciate the Prices—Second Floor Front
l.adle** Black Ufle Ho*e. 12V 2 c Flanaelette Sklrt* 25c
Ladle*' Silk Boot lloxe; black, while TOYS ANI) GAMES of other* too uumerou* to mention. shoe* and Moccaaln*. 25c
and tan, 25c There'* hardly a game, old or new, at price* rungtng from 10c to 25c Rattle*. lOc aad 25c'
l.adle*' Wool and Fleece l.lned llone, that'* not to be found In our ahow- Teeth lag Ring*. 5c nnd 10c
25c Ing of toy*. From the checker board Comb and BruMh Set*. 25c
I !;, I !J"'".''' "''" V'" 1 ' rnn to tl "' ''r" l - 1 ~° "vl ,he " ,nK . e iH »"r line of Doll* 1* enpecinlly Special lot of Noveltle* for baby, 25c
Children* Black, lau nnd White complete. Including Rope To**. Lot- .. .... Rnhv lllrtli licit.Ls
Ho*e, 12V,c to. Soldier Nine I'ln*. Paint*, Horn*. " orth > ot There are Dre**- ««o^*-
t hlldren'* I'laln aad Silk LIMIC Hone, Dominoe*. Block*. Mechanical Toy*, Doll*, liid Body Doll*. Rag Doll* Hahy I'latca, 25c '
Black, Tan and White, 2r»c Stovea, t'aah Rcglater*, nn d C elluloid Holl* iu wide variety Baby Spoon*, 25c
Infant*' Hoae, 10c to 25c I'lanoa, Picture PaillM and hundred* n t 25c or lea*. Baby Knife and Fork Set*, 25c
A Practical Gift 1c to 25c Department Store f Framed I
Mew Lot of Cor*et Cover*, lace and T)I g~\ 4- 1 f 4*/~y
Complete »tock of BraaNier«'*, Where Every Day Is Bargain Day lUreS
Combination MUt-, Prince** Slip., A complete line of framed plc-
GownNi etc., all n*eful article* at our turc*. H ll new subject.. Special, 25c
popular price*. 215 Market Street opp. Court House
| Tongue-End Topics j
Ben. Focht's Batting Average
Ben. K. Focht, of Lewisburg, Con
gressman-elect from the Seventeenth or
Shoestring district, was in the city this
week attending a meeting of the State
Water Supply Commission. There are
eight counties in Mr. Foc.ht's district,
and he traveled all of them during his
campaign, doing some of his traveling
on foot. He wore out three pairs of
shoes and reduced his weight consider
ably, but he is none the less jolly for
'' I believe my 'batting average in the
political game is about as good, if not
better, than that of any other candi
date for office in the State," said Mr.
Focht. "I have been a candidate
twenty-one times and have nineteen
wins to my credit—twenty-one times at
bat and nineteen hits."
This is an average of .949, or far
greater even than Ty Cobb or Hans
Wagner. Having signed up to play in
the Congressional League for the next
two years, Mr. Focht has already an
nounced his intention of going to the
bat again iu 1916.
* * *
Maurer Wants Short Session
James H. Maurer, State Representa
tive-elect from Heading, the First
Berks district, is the only Socialist
ever elected to the Pennsylvania Legis
lature. He served in «thc session of
1911 and then met with defeat, but he
went after the place again this year
and landed it. Mr. Maurer was here
this week as president of the Federa
tion of Labor, presiding over the dis
trict conference on legislation. He says
he will be delighted with a short ses
sion of the Legislature, provided it
carries out the legislation demanded by
the labor interests. He is dead set
against the long-winded oratory that
characterized the session of 1913.
New Lawmaker Wants Front Seat
Much amusement was created at the
Capitol the other day over the actions
of a new member of the House, who
had never before been in legislative
halls. He came here, he said, to select
the seat he wishes to occupy during the
session, and he told I>ale Meals, the as
sistant to Resident Clerk Leib, that he
thought a front seat would be about his
"You see," said he, "i propose to
make a number of speeches on ques
tions that will come up, and 1 want a
seat where I can be seeto and heard—
a conspicuous seat, in fact, for I •will
be very active.''
He was told that the Resident Clerk
would assign the seats, under the pres
ent rules, just us soon as the Repre
sentatives had handed in their names.
The chances are that he will be in the
back row among the "rail birds." But
a great deal of eloquence will go to
• * •
One of the Fighting McCalls
Lieutenant William McCall, of Lew
isburg, a veteran of the Spanish-
American war, serving with a Pennsyl
vania regiment, was in Harrisburg this
week. Lieutensnt McCall comes from
the family of fighting Mo Calls, the
most eminent of whom was General
William F. McCall, who went into the
Union army as a private of the Fifth
Pennsylvania reserves anil served dur
ing the entire war, coming out of the
army as a brevet brigadier general.
General McCall afterward joined the
regular army and was one of the famous
band of one hundred under Lieutenant
Beecher who stood off a thousand Nez
Perces Indians under Chief Roman
Nose on a small island in the Snake
river in the far West. The story of
that fight, as told by General Alexan
der Forsyth, is one of the most thrilling
narratives of border Indian warfare.
Affable Folks *
''Boston people are mig'hty nice to
Gladly Make It So
SjT IIAT * s our s * an d' u f? offer on whatever you
WSBIMMr us - warrant, every article to be
mijW exactly as represented, if it proves otherwise
we'll gladly " make-it good," either in exchange
of goods or the cash. A reputation of almost
half a century stands back of every statement
we make. Can you think of a safer basis on which you can make
your holiday purchases in Diamonds, Jewelry, Watches, Clocks,
Silverwarej>nd Cut Glass?
Special Values During Fare Refunding Week
*75 DIAMOND RISiOS, with white diamonds of richest brilliancy—l-1
karat gold mountings —either ladies' or Rents'; special at xuo
*SO I.ADIKN* OK <iBNTS' DIAMOND RINGS, with white clean-cut «lla
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