The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, December 14, 1914, Page 4, Image 4
4 DIAMONDS EXTRAORDINARY Diamonds at SIOO.OO per carat are as cheap as wheat at 50c a bushel, yet that is all we are asking for these beautifully cut white and brilliant diamonds —not a small lot of small stones but . a very large assortment in sizes ranging from V 4 carat to 1% carats. If you are at all interested in diamonds you cannot affoni , to miss this extraordinary sale. A written guarantee given with j every stone that we will allow full price paid at any time in ex change for another or larger stone or for any merchandise in our store. Could you ask anything fairerf 1 H carat stone, 9150.00 1 carat stone $125.00 1 carat stone, : SIOO.OO 85-100 carat stone, $85.00 * 75-100 carat stone 975.00 70-100 carat stone $70.00 05-100 carat stone $«5.00 60-100 carat stone SOO.OO 55-100 carat stone $55.00 50-100 carat stone, . .., $50.00 45-100 carat stone, $45.00 40-100 carat stone $40.00 85-100 carat stone,' $35.00 30-100 carat stone $;<o.oo U5-100 carat stone $25.00 While we are trying to convince you that these diamonds are extraordinary bargains, we also want to say that our stock of finer and perfect stenes has not been neglected. Our line of dia monds we believe to be by far the largest and most varied in this section of the state, ranging in price from SIOO.OO per carat to $275.00 per carat in size from $5.00 to $1,237.00 —some dia- ; mond--stock. Call and be convinced that we have the goods at prices that are right. H. C. CLASTER GEMS, JEWELS AND SILVEBWARE 302 Market Street - 4 C. V. ME WS $50,080 HAGERSTOWN FIRE Two Clothing Stores Burned Out and Three-story Building Was Wrecked Hagerstown. Md.. Dec. 14.—Fire catted a loss of probably $50,000 in i the business section of Hagerstown, I burning out'the clothing establishments : of Max Simon and Max Kuben and wrecking the three-story brick building of. Mr. Simon, in which they were lo cated. Much damage was also done in the adjoining store of Duffield & Reetl. Six persons wer? hurt by an explo- \ sion, which hurled b-ick.4 and glass into i the crowd of spectators and which was n \ ' J Lumber Won't j Get Away from the job if you do business with us. You won't need to have j it delivered until you are ready to use it—and we won't disappoint you either. We own 100 horses and many wagons so you cart easily see why we can make prompt deliveries. Lumber piled on the job a long time before you want it is liable to be taken—besides it discolors. Remember this next time. United Ice & Coal Co. MAIN OFFICE: Forster and Cowden Streets Make Your CHRISTMAS a Hummer WE CAN SUPPLY THE RIGHT GOODS AT THE RIGHT PRICES Are you looking for good value in Plants?, We are in a position to give you the best to be had. If you buy our stock we can assure you that you will have the satis faction of getting quality that is bound to please you. Therefore take no chances I at this season, and let us till your Christmas orders. 1 Place Your Order Now J*lants for Xmas JjfLA HOLLY (Loose) B®f,onia», Cyclamen, Ferns, Poinsett! a«, . JOT V HOLLY WBEATHS Cw >" IFFLL C MISTLETOE LYCOPODIUM WREATHING Christmas Trees \ f-T ' LYOOPODIUM WREATHS nJk\ (tXy-< Lwirel. Ground Pine, Crow's Foot. Fox Wholesale and reti-lL We have the only WKA) W .. _ _ .. M car of Canadian Balsam Fur Trees coming E«P«iig. Southern Wild Smilax, Pine to Harrisburg. :?(>« of these are already lln \ / f Tops, Sheet Moss, also our Native Moss. sold. The kind that de not fall off. Our business has been so seriously interrupted by the construction immediately in front of our door of the subway to go under the C. V. R. R. tracks and conditions are such that it is almost impossible to reach our store. We have been compelled to locate at No. 106 and 108 South Second Street, in the Adams Building, where we will have a grand Christmas opening and where we will subsequently continue our seed and implement business. We take this opportunity of thanking our many friends in view of the unfavorable conditions favored as by the use of the Telephone and patronizing the salesmen we were compelled to send out. HOLMES SEED CO. No. 106-ICB South fcond Si. Both Phones BEU 68 ' ADAMB BUILDING c. V. 78 \ HARRISBURG, PA. probably due to ignition of escaping gas in an upper story. One fireman, Henry Hagen, was so badly hurt he was taken to the hospital. Sales May Be Hampered Gettysburg, Dec. 14. —Dr. G. P. Mlinger, a representative of the Bureau of Animal Industry, Washington, D. C., after a week's stay in Gettysburg in connection with the work of "investiga tion regarding the hoof and mouth dis ease, gave scant encouragement regard ing the lifting of the State quarantine before March first. Xo definite state ment regarding the lifting of the coun ty quarantine by the State Live Stock Board has yet been secured. All the farmer" in Adams county are interested in this action, for on it hinges the success of the spring sale sea son. | Death Besult of Diphtheria Waynesboro, Dee. 14.—The first ■ death in \\ aynesiburo in a long time, i resulting from diphtheria, occurred Sat j urdav. Frank B. Wagner, young son : of Harry and Anna Wagner, Harrison I avenue, died of heart failure following I a serious illness from diphtheria. The ■ lad had practically recovered from the I diphtheria. One of the results of the | disease is a weak heart and the youth | succumbed to this. He was aged 7 ! years and 25 days. Lay Flans for Trolley Chambersburg. Dec. 14.—A meet i ing of the shareholders of the MeCon- I liellsburg and Fort Loudon electric line, ! traversing the Sorth mountain between | those points, will be held on Wednes day afternoon. Of the total capital stock, $25,000 hav; been subscribed |to provide for organization expenses and preliminary surveys. Wednesday 's meeting will be held I for Che purpose of the election of di -1 rectors and other officers and to pro vide for the granting of a charter. The capital stock will be $25,000, with 5 per cent. 20-vear bonds to the amount of $300,000. Pneumonia Causes Death Carlisle, Dec. 14. —After a brief ill ness, M rs. Gworge Line died about 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon at her home on West South street, aged 68 years. Death was due to pneumonia. Mrs. Line was born in the county, but the greater part of her life had been spent here. She was an active member of the Second Presbyterian church and had a wide circle of friends. Surviving her is one son, Herbert, ! connected with the United States mail service. Funeral announcement will be made later. Artistic Printing at Star-Independent. HARRISBtTRG STAR-INDEPENDENT, MONDAY EVEN TNG, DECEMBER 14. 1914. i 1 | PNEUMONIA Little Talks on Health and Hygiene by Samnel O. Dixon, M. D., LL. D., Commissioner of Health A. This is the season when pneumonia becomes the chief ally of death and Slaughters thousands. _ During the changeable we at-her when winter sets in and agsiin in the spring, it's great est toll is exacted. Pneumonia is a germ disease, the minute organism wlii-eh causes it is called by physicians the pneumocoeeus. It is to a certain extent contagious. However, these germs are sometime* found in the throats of perfectly healthy persons. When the bodiiy re sistence of the individual becomes low ered through physical exhaustion and this is followed by exposure iu poorly ventilated rooms. offices, crowded street cars, local railroad trains or ill ventilated theatres, which are hot beds for the infection, pneumonia is apt to result. • Cold itself is not directly a factor. In the Arctic regions the genn doM not exist in the pure frigid air. This points to one of the secrets for avoid ing the disease, seek fresh air for pneu monia is found where it is forbidden. Work and sleep with the windows open. Men have more of a tendency to the disease than women because of addi tional exposure to impure air and hardships which they must endure. Alcoholism is a factor in many eases. The man who indulges in much alcohol is apt to reduce his power of resistance and thereby become susceptible. Great fatigue should be avoided if jMjssible for it is a predisposing factor in lessening the Natural resistance to this and other disease. If you are ex posed to rough weather and get wet a-nd cold take a rub down with a coarse towel and change to dry clothing. Above all avoid stuffy ill-ventilated places where crowds congregate. Many people consider it impossible to follow this advice at this season of the year when the holiday rush is on. Because it is or seems to be impossible for thousands of OUT workers t0 ob serve these precautions, the grim fig ures win head the mortality tables for December. FRENCH ViLlfiCS SCENES TOLD BY RED CROSS NURSE Washington, Dec. 14.—Scenes in a little French village far from the ex citement of the battle line are dra matically sketched in a letter just re ceived here from a Bed Cross nurse serving at Dinard, Brittainy. With the word pictures came an appeal to Americans to send necessities for the wounded. "Where fashionable women in lux urious motor cars sped through the avenues, - ' wrote the nurse, "now sol diers hobbling on sticks and crutches or wheeled in chairs appear. Women and children swathed in crepe wander in dumb groups in the esplanade. The shops are full of soldiers' necessities. Everywhere high and low, young and old, the seamstress, the shop keeper be hind her counter, the young girls tak ing their morning walks, even little school girls, all are knitting. "Strong vigorous young men one never sees. Only wounded soldiers, old men in mourning and priests ceaselessly on their errands of consolation arfd pity. • "In this hour of tributation France has turned devoutly and reverently to religion. The tone of the press lias changed—a reverent and humb e--eek ing after divine help is felt in their ar ticles. '' Saw Shot Tired at Kaiser Paris, Dec. 14.—A Paris woman who was a dressmaker to the German royal court for a number of years writes to the "Journal des Debats" stating that while she was on her way back to France she saw a German youth of 17 fire a shot from a revolver at the Kaiser while the Utter was boarding a train for the front. The bullet missed its mark. The German newspapers have made no reference to this affair. Armstrong Drescl Is HI London, Dec. 14.—Armstrong Drexel son of Anthony J. Drexel, who has been serving at the front as a. chauffeur for General French, has beeu invalided home. At present he is staying with his mother in Portland Place. Ilis in disposition is not serious. Kill Two G-prmr.n Officers Atfhens. Dec. 14.—-A mutiny broke out amongst the crews of the Turkish fleet at ( onstantinople, owing to the brutal conduct of the German officers. At the same time owing to a similar cause, there was a revolt in the bar racks at Stambul in whiiSi two German officers were killed. A music publisher says he spent over SB,OOO to popularize a song. Still, he got man} - a Whistle for his money. FOR THE HOLIDAYS Fancy Initial Tumblers ALMOST FREE TO STMMNDEPENDENT READERS Six Ifol For Only Fancy M One Coupon Sterling' I From • Silver f|ju- Jp" ii J The Star- Initial ' wl'll ' Qpfj| Independent 11 Thin-Blown j'j~ »'| ll^i 1 'jl and Tumblers Capacity & Pint 10 Cts - Extra Women readers of THE STAR-INDEPENDENT will not need much in the way of persuasion to see the unusual value of this new offer. The tumblers are of the finest thin-blown glass, and are decorated with a very dainty sterling silver initial design and silver-banded rim. The set will look well on the table or in the china closet. Your own initial on each glass. Each set is put up in a heavy corrugated carton with six compartments. These Fancy Sterling were never sold iri the ordinary way at such a low price. You may now obtain this set at a nominal cost by clipping the coupon which appears on Page 2 in this issue and by presenting it, with 48 cents, at the office of THE STAR-INDEPENDENT On sale to-morrow. If ordered by mail, 10 cents extra. NEWSBOY TO VICE PRESIDENT Remarkable Bise of American Express Company Employe New York, Dec. 14.—Official an nouncement has been made by the American Express Company that H. K. Brooks, formerly manager western fi nancial department, has been elevated to the position of vice president and manager of the financial business and is another illustration that it is not al ways influence that counts. Mr. Brooks started his career as a newsboy on the New York and Oswego 'Midland rail war of New York State. He entered the employ of the Amer ican Express •Company in 1882 as clerk in the money department, (Milwaukee. For several years Mr. Brooks occupied various ]<ositions iu the finamiail de partment of the com p.any, \jntil ISO 4 when his training and ability won for ilim the position at Chicago. This po sition he has filled up to the present time. I A number of years ago when the '•om[-any originated its travelers' cheftues and engaged in foreign remit tances. Mr. Brooks made a study of for eign exchange. Ho is the author of sev eral books on that su'bjeet which are extensively used by colleges, banks and business houses. Mr. Brooks is a di rector of the Chicago Savings Bank and Trust Company, member or the South Side Oountrv Club, Traffic Cluib and Credit Men's Association in Chicago. From newsboy to vice president is a record of which anyone may well be proud. Mr. Brooks will move to New York, making his office at 65 Broad way. Man's Injuries Probably Fatal Paradise, Dec. 14.—Peter Grim, who several dava ago had his hand caught in a circular saw while sawing wood, is" in a serious His right arm was amputated in the hope of saving his life as blood poisoning developed. He suffers mu-th pain and little hope is entertaiiwd for his recovery. Miner Boasted in 16-Hour Fire Minersville, Pa., Dec. 14. —A six teen-how fire in the interior of the Lyt.le colliery, which threatened serious to the coaJ w&sheries, was ex tinguished yesterday. Joseph Kemiskv, a miner, was terribly roasted by the flames. A Friend in Need Soubrette—Raven yelp thinks a great deal oif the president. Comedian —Yes; the president did him tihe best turn any one cifti possibly do an actor. Soikbrette —What was itt Comedian—Gave him an audience. —Judge. Besting Patience—Did you see Peggy down ait the beach Patrice—Oh, yes. "What was she doing—flirting, as usual t'' "No; she said she wemt down there for a rest."—Yonkers Statesman. Helping Him A section foreman on a southern rail way - heard the following conversation between two of his dusky laborers: "Jim, you bettah come here an' he'p me. I's talkin' up fer you." "How's datf" " W 'y, dis here man say you ain't fit fer de dawgs, an Ah tole him yes you is!"—[Everybody's Magazine. SLAYER CLEARY'S'FATE May Depend on Story of Daughter Whose Husband He Killed New Y'ork, Dec. 14.—When William V. Cleary, the Town Clerk and political boss of Haverstraw, comes to trial in New Y'ork City on Thursday for kill ing his 18-year-old son-in-law, Eugene M. Newman, it is possiblMhat his fate will hang on the testimony of his daughter, whose intimacy and marriage with Newman exasperated him to the verge of mildness Since she recovered from the first shock of the murder in Cleary's office in July the possibility of the ordeal at the trial has been before the young widow. She has hoped that she would not have to face it, and it seems certain that the prosecution will not call her. But there remains a chance that the defense will ! appeal to the unVritten law and that i th«'testimony of Mrs. Newman, whose wedding ring merely accentuates her youth, will be the pivotal point in the trial. Two theories of the shooting have been advanced. One, that Cleary's dis covery of his daughter's physical con dition before her marriage made him wild with rage, and that his aversion to young Newman was such that even aft er he learned of the *edding he, took the first opportunity to kill the boy. The other theory is that he knew noth ing of the wedding and that tlie an guish of a father who believed his daughter ruined beyond reparation led the murder. CANFIELD'S BODY CREMATED Widow, Son and Daughter at Funeral < Services New Y'ork, Dec. 14. —The body of Richard Canfield, gamblcT and art con noisseur, who died last Friday from a fracture of the skull, was cremated yes terday at Freßh Pond, h. I. The ashes were shipped to New Bedford, Mass., to-day, to be buried tliere in the Can field family plot. Prior to the cremation simple funeral services were conducted in the Broad way Tabernacle, Broa-dwav and Fifty sixth street, the Rev. Dr. William A. Kirkwood, the assistant pastor, offici ating. Only Canfield's widow, Mrs. Genevieve C'anfiold; his son and his daughter, Mrs. Grace ilannon, and a few friends attended. Although information was refused at the Canfield home, No. 506 Madison avenue, it was said that the gambler's widow, son and daughter departed late last evening for Providence, R. 1., where Mrs. Canfield lives. Ship Captain Punished San Francisco, !>er. 14.—The mas ter's license of Captain J. J. Carey, of the steam schooner Hanalei, wJhic/h struck on Dux'bury Reerf November 23 while off her course with a conse quent loss of twenty-three lives, was suspended yesterday for two years. A board of three United States inspectors found Captain Carey guilty of negli gence and unskilful seamanship. Bed Men to Hold Shooters' Parade Lebanon, Dec. 14.—I.VIemibers of Swatara Tribe No. 276, Improved Or der of Ked Men, are heading a move ment here to have another big celebra tion in the shape of a New Year's shooters' parade in this city on New Year's eve, Dtxerrtber 31. The mum mers' parade on New Year's Day was, however, abandoned for 1915 for vari ous reasons, principally the lack of funds. Local clubs, fire comipanie* and other organizations way take part in the celebration. Superflous Adornment "I am now engaged on a beautiful) design for a new coin," said the art ist. , | "I don't see why we need it," re- ; plied Miss Cayenne. "You can't make] i money so good-looking as to render it j any more popular than it already is." —Washington Star. I ' I wr-gp 1 "A * a shimmering, glimmer ing. fiery stone with iridescent brilliance —the most beautiful of all earth's Jewels." I C OUNDS prood In Websterian superlative expression, I • but a perfect diamond is even more beautiful than J words can describe. Therefore a diamond ring, a dia- I mon<l tie pin, or a diamond stud<'%.l La Valliere, cuff I links, or locket, Is most highly prized by those so for- I tunate as to receive them. How to Grow a Diamond Buy a diamond ring here as modest in price as your Judgment suggest®. I $12.50 .'HIS .00 $22.50 $25.00 I $35.00 $50.00 $60.00 SBO.OO $125.00 $150.00 $350.00 We will allow you the full amount for your diamond you buy here in exchange for a larger one. FOR EXAMPLE If you bought a JlO diamond ring Q about a year ago and wish to buy a f $25 diamond ring, you give us sl6 and your ring. > Other gift articles In splendid va riety, such aa the leading standard $13.50. watches, silverware, cut glass and 1 Jewelry trinkets of the modest or more elaborate sort. V. ) j , "The store where standard quality is !i J modestly priced In plain figures/' Jo Secret j I, __ Mrtfcod of ! J Marking IThe P. H. CAPLAN CO., JEWELERS 98*"* 18 North Fourth Street J Posted j "Papa, what is an escutcheon 1" "Why?" j "This story says there was a blot on ; liia escutcheon." "Oh, yes. An escutcheon is a light j colored vest. He had probably been carrying a fountain pen."—Houston Post.