The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, December 16, 1914, Page 14, Image 14

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"Through Fairyland" can be seen to best ad- I j* J i
Large Variety of Neatly
vantage at 10 o'clock in the morning when the j Framed Gift Pictures at
crowds are not so great. You owe it to your little j V'""
boy or girl to see this wonderful Christmas f|v| |tzz|| k! j * |[ iff
spectacle. l ; |
Many attractive subjects in these two groups of jujift pictures.
Afternoon performances are given at 2 and V , *7* r %.< - . r' * I/' ' Thc larg<> var ' et J" affords n »#»y pleasing selections.
„on " ~ ' 1-1 . I>icturt,s in K>'t Hn <l oak frames 5-. t» linnd colored prints of nn
O.OU. ! , including "Old Masters," .....10c tore scenes by George I'etty at 1J1.H5
' —r ' : A Comprehensive Gift Showing of s£ **?>. *. 33 •!»;&« sra
N #\ \ i ( D FRAMED PICTURES REDUCED David Davidson's Nature Prints
/ \\ . French liaud colored prints in in Circassian walnut and mahogany
/ 11 _ 1*1" T% 1 "Hl* beautiful frames, $1.90 to $2.50 frames, all hand colored,
■(• 4H«: ——Military Brushes, Manicure
Sets and Toilet Cases Lovely Qualities Kid Gloves
, ... Tho most complete showing of eased leather goods that we have ever an- Attractively Priced for
-— ri /V nouneed is now in the holiday display in the Basement leather goods store. The /^«r,
1 ' ""dressing eases are fitted with the best novelties obtainable in glassware, brushes V>lll v>l Vlll^
\ ~ and toilet articles. All hair brushes in these cases are of solid backs and the bristles fo^gtff^lviing "at U aUra»Mfve^pric"s ( ' ape a ar ° oflon tl
\ ' are hand drawn One-clasp Prix seam cape gloves, in tan and Mack. Pair,
/ '"■) \ SI.OO to $1.75
/ '' A, Genuine black leather seal grain dressing eases, i Military BrUSII6S One-clasp Mocha gloves in grey, l'air. $1.50 and $1.75
with turned stitched edges and full leather lining and i . . , .... , . Two-clasp Paris point kid gloves with three rows of embroid-
Men's Gloves for Dress S^U!? t0 "" b ™ h ' '""■"J™ w= i» wik .»,Vy.«.;W e,,r o
mens \jioves lor Lress. iJS»SIS Mis Wi». u»,a ..«> «« i . ... . . iwwh. m«»i« ».i m ki.™. mi.»« «* Mm™*.
m | with hair brush, nail brush, tooth brush, comb and nail UOllflX ir OUCII6S ing stitching; 111 tail, gic.\, white and bluck. I air,
Tl'mriflff on n \y\/ r\ t* If 016 St.OH \ gift that a man will be glad to stand on his chif- $1.75 to $2.25
JL-/11 VII iy dllvj. VV Ul Dressing cases of genuine seal leather with complete fonier, 08c to s:{.so
; fittings for the traveler S-.50 to !i>:s.so |
\ comnlete showing of best makes of doves for crepe seal leather cases. • with sewed turned edges Jewelry Cases and Manicure Sets
1\ iumpit.it* MH'wiUj. UL HUM nuuvts. U1 iui and black leather lining, fitted with military brush, J _ 1 „ f
men, with many styles to choose from in leather and ! comb, soap box, ebony tooth brush, toilet water 75c, $1.35, 91.0s to *s.9B |h f OltOflS lOf
fabric. Seal grain and black seal leather with complete fit- Tie Racks and Coat Hangers
Men's Gloves tings, ........... .. .. »:t..>o to #.1.00 Tin racks in various styles, at 50c IS * A O
Men's Scotch wool gloves with snap clasp button, . ,V)c, 75c and St.OO j aj,d°purp?rmoir^Timng,"ith complete Outfit fo? the Coat han 6 erß - m leather cases, four to a cwie, at XVItTIOIIOS <111(1 WCICQLIGS
Men's golf wool gloves in grey and block 35c, 30c, 75c and Sl.tM> toilet. $5.00 «i i i t
Men's black jersov and astrakhan gloves 25c and 50c Better toilet cases cf genuine leather at j •Music rolls genuine eat er, to .«.» Kimono fleece weaves in fancy figures, for dressing sacques
Men's velour gauntlet gloves with leather palm. _ $5.»8, $0.50, to SIO.OO i W Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Basement. and kimonos. Yard 15* 4 and 18<^
«oc, B»>c and SI.OO . . . . . . . . , - r .
Men's automobile and driving gloves, wrist and gauntlet lined with Kussian cords, With colored stripes and grounds, i ard, «>JC
iamb's wool s3.o<» and «4.05 ! " , Half silk crepe de eliine, in plain and figured designs. Yard,
Men's lined tan kid street gloves, soc to $1.50 and 6f)<T
Handkerchiefs Solve Many a Gift j
makes, 50c to 91.50 t/ j t/jr j)j VCBi Pomeroy & Stewart, Street Floor.
Boys' lined tan gauntlet gloves with long ouflV, , . ~->oc, ."Oc and SI.OO Problem When It Comes to
Boys' and girls' tan and grey lined gauntlet gloves with plain and I a • r T"\l , C\ j / 1
fancy star and fringed cuffs, wrist strap, sizes 2to 16 years 50c i * * A I HP\ I i 100(1
Boy, tan and "'"'"""t . ChOOSltlCf for 8. Man KCIICCIb UOOU
Boys' Scotch wool gloves with snap butt6n elasp :»9c and 50c V/llv/V/Ulll>i JL C 4, T 1 (T t A IV K 1 "
Boys'golf wool gloves in black, grey and mixed 35c and 50c j I 1 tl iD 1U iVlflCKlflflW
Children's kid mittens 35c. 50c and 5,,,0 Most men are alike whe „ it comes to receiving gifts at VV
nr Dues, Pomeroy i Stewart. Men's Store, street Floor. Christmas time. Very often you will hear them say, "Oh, 0Z(~\
don't bother aliont giving me anything." And yet when IOf vj) / .OU
- the distribution of gifts occurs on Christinas morning a man
L/UACvi LJIUUbCO, V dIUC is as glad of the presents lie gets as any other member of the Youths' and men's SIO.OO mackinaw coats in navy blue and
L rf*l Id*o 1 r~r\ household. I seal brown. Specially priced at $7.50
3.1 1 OvJ V slue st Jpl OvJ ' jtBL. Important in the list of gift things for a man are hand- Men's heavy weave sweater coats in grey and
Pique Blouse, voile vestee trimmed with hand embroidery, *f ilea's initial all linen hemstitched handkerchiefs, one-half j Better grades of sweater coats $1.98 to $7.98
pique collar trimmed with venise lace edge, voile sleeves with 1 uf >i '•'dozen, boxed, ...'. 70$ p; VCSi pomeroy & Stewart, Men's store. s
cuffs trimmed with lace edge. *1.95 value at SI.OO Jfc ii B Men's initial tine quality linen handkerchiefs; one-half
Voile blouse, pique yoke, vestee and collar, embroidered front, t> v m Ljnu! %- 9 yj'j dozen, boxed. $1.40. Each -
sleeves with lace insertion and pique cuffs, $1.95 value at SI.OO ' ■//F' "T' V%''' Men's plain hemstitched all linen handkerchiefs. Each, j p
Voile blouse, pique vestee, embroidered back, pique collar and fP-- Mm .... 13 •••!< to 50£ *9h III) IJ I SnP
cuffs, $1.95 value at SI.OO Vf JLT ji i[ L ' MM Men s fine cambric initial handkerchiefs, in two new styles i iVlvlyll o VJ lOlblo
Pique blouse, embroidered front, pique collar embroidered, 1 >/[ of initials, one-half dozen boxed, Each, 12 ! d» 10 f\s\
voile sleeves, trimmed with pique cuffs, $195 value at . .SI.OO < *V' l Silk Handkerchiefs ciallV PnCeCl dt SIo.UO
Voile blouse, military style, embroidered front trimmed with ! TI 1 1 1 111 1 , . „ .• , 1 X 1 1VyVyVA
lace insertion, sleeves trimmed with cluster tucks and lace inser- Ile.nstitehed and corded border white silk handkereluefs. | .
tion ; $2.50 value at $1.50 La hi .......... ™fj a 0 ? This is the weather that makes a
Voile blouse, embroidered front trimmed with lace insertion, : b wo>en toloutl border silk handkerehicls,
voile collar with venise lace edge, sleeves trimmed with lace ! . ... , .„ , ~ v. f Warm UlSter appreciated and £L time
insertion and lace edge, $2.50 value at $1.50 Initial silk handkerchiefs 25£ to 75< vvainiwxoi ,
Flannellette Gowns Six Hundred Fancy Bordered Silk Handkerchiefs ly announcement is this special 3)25
Flannelette gowns, pink and blue stripes, collar or eollarless, 50c Grade 3 for SI.OO ulster at $lB, in oxford frieze.
White flannelette gowns, high V-shaped neck or round neck, A special purchase that brings a rare chance to save on gift handkerchiefs—a group of six bun- Double breasted, 50 inches long,
also white with pink or light blue trimming, dred representing au importer's samples. The actual retail valufe is 50c—priced now as a holiday . /lO At. , qq , A A
SI.OO, 81.25, $1.50 to $1.95 special, each, 35tf. 3 for SI.OO. , SIZeS OD tO 4Z and StOUtS OO tO
W Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Second Floor —Three Elevators. Dives. Pomeroy & Stewart, Men's Store. t-S" Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Men's Clothing, Second Floor, Hear.
CUNARD LINER'S NARROW
ESCAPE FROM EXPLODING
MINE ON IRELAND COAST
New York. Dec. 16.—The Cunard
liner Transylvania, in to-day from
Liverpool with 366 passengers, had a
narrow escape from destruction by a
mine at 4 o'clock in the morning of j
December 6. During a storm off t'ho
north coast of Ireland, two mines were
dashed together by the waves and ex
ploited about 25 feet oft the steamer's
bow.
A fragment of steel from one of the;
. mines shot across the deck of the liner'
I and tore awav a part of the railing. Jt
I then fell upon the deck and was pick- j
Vel up by one of the passengers. The!
lforce of the explosion, it was said,
lifted the bow of the Transylvania|
«veral feet out of the water.
1 The Transylvania left Liverpool at
Til o'clock in the afternoon of Decern
I>V 5. During the the steamer i
rail into a heiavy storm and many of i
the passengers were awakened by the :
rocking of the ship. A few minutes!
after 4 o'clock in the morning a ter-:
rifie explosion caused the ship to trem
ble from bow to stern. The passengers
rushed on deck.
Officers told the passengers that
nothing had happened, that what they
had heard was a thunder clap. Then
the passengers found the space that
h id been torn out of the deck railing
end one o>f them picked u,p a fragment
of the mine that had caused the dam
age.
Among the passengers was Sir|
< Uarles Allom. chairman of the Herman
Prisoners of War Help committee. Sir
Charles said he came to America to
try to have American and other neau
trals appointed to investigate coudi-
tions and surroundings of British,
French, Belgian ajid Russian soldiers
in German detention camps and mili
tary prisons.
SANTA CLAUS IS EXPECTED
AT USUAL TiME IN BERLIN
Correspondence of the Associated Press.
Berlin, Nov. 26. —The stores of the
city have already begun to announce a
message of comfort for the little people.
This message is that, despite war, em
bargo and hard times, Santa Claus is
expected to put in his appearance at the
usual time. He may not bring quite
so much in his pack as in past years,
but he will bring something, and "there
is ground for rejoicing in that, for thou
sands of persons hail feared that Christ
mas this year would mean nothing more
than two figures on the calendar.
The Christmas trade has begun some
what earlier than usual, since so many
persons know that the field post, with
the best intentions in the world, will
need all the time it can get to bring
gitts to the soldiers in the field.
A war time feature is the opening of
an elaborate exposition of "what the
soldier needs in the field." There is a
surprising range of things that must
have been manufactured since the war
began, going from condensed foods and
drinks to elaborate sleeping sacks, and
including literally hundreds of ingeni
ous devices to make the field duty of
the soldier more comfortable.
A round of the larger stores shows
the regular ante-Christmas picture in
all departments, il'erhaps the only dif
ference is in the stocks of military toys,
which are rather larger than usual.
Regiment upon regiment of toy soldiers
appear, all uniformed in the new field
uniforms, and swords, tiiiy uniforms
and soldiers' raps, always prominent in
the tor.* departments, take up more
i
FTAKKTSRrRn STAR-IN'DEPENDENT,
[space than in peace times. A large
proportion of the books deal also with
| the war.
Business, too, is good, according to the
! veidict of the principal stores of the
I city.
Carloads of Christmas trees, pines
' and balsams have been arriving for sev
i eral days and evergreen trimmings are
j beginning to appear iti shop windows,
i The idea of the Christmas tree came
! from Germany, and no home w'ould
j think of being without one on Christ
i mas. whether tbeie were any presents
; to accompany it or not.
In one respect it will be mote nearly
] like the old-fashioned Christinas than
| for many years. There will be more
home-made to;•«, garments, etc., and do
| mestic fruits will take the place of
various tropical products, which are ei
ther very dear or not to be had at all.
Provision is being made for the thou
| sr.nds of homes devastated by the war.
i Relief associations arc springing up
' everywhere to see that the orphans of
! the war shall not be forgotten. It will,
lof course, be a sad Christmas. That
| cannot be helped, but whatever can be
j done to make it less sad is being done.
PEOPLE ENDORSE ACTION
IN ABANDONMENT OF LODZ
Petrograd, Via Ijondon, Dec. 16,
12.02 P. M.—An ex-Minister of the
Russian Cabinet, explaining the mili
tary situation in an interview, stated
that public opinion solidly endorsed the
decision 'of the Russian general staff re
cently announced regarding the discon
tinuance of the Russian attacks on the
Austrian fortress of Cracow and the
yielding of Lodz to the Germans. The
ex Minister said
"It is now apparent that the Austro-
German aim is not the taking or holding
of certain tow UB, but by a continuous
WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 16, 1914.
harassing of the Russian flanks and by
nivalis of their extensive railroad sys
tem to throw troops at various points
here and there in an attempt to weak
en and tire out our army.
'•Hence the Russians decided to
straighten their line, abandoning all
places jmtside of that line, no matter
how important or how poyjlous. The
Russian plan is to conserve the Russian
forces rather than to hold geographical
points.
''This explains why, despite the new
Austrian offensive from the Carpa
thians and the German attempt between
the Vistula river and Lowicz, great
life-sacrificing battles were not re
ported."
GRAVESTONE LUNCHEONS
One of the Curious Sights of New
York's Financial District
In old Trinity churchyard, where
Hubert Pulton and Alexander Hamil
ton lie buried, dozens of girls can be
seen through the pickets of tho bronze
fences every day enjoyiny their noon
day lunches a raid the tombs of the
old time New Yorkers. AH about are
high skvscraping office buildings. The
elevated trains clatter and bin;; over
head. and on Broadway tho trolley's
gongs add tumult to the roar of the
city. Within t'he old churchyard all
is peace and quiet. It is here that the
girls from these big oflice buildings
confe of a noontime to eat their lunch,
"far from the madding crowd," yet
within a h'aod'a reach of tihe bustle of
Broadway.
It was only a few years atgo that
some girl, a typewriter in a nearby
oflice building, changed to let he* eyes
fall over the gravestones of oid Trin
ity. They did not bring thoughts of
ghosts to her mind—they only made
her think that it would, be lovely if
she could cat her lunch among such
peaceful scenes. The next day she and
a girl friend brought their lunehes.
They entered the dhurchyard and, scek
ing a secluded spot behind the old
church, sat down on an old tomb ami
began to eait the sandwiches. Norttody
objected. The next day they came
again. Other girls emerging from stuffy
restaurants, saw them and resolved to
imitate them. Next day there were half
a dozen there, and nowadays, when tlio
noon hour is bright and sunny, the
number has increased to sometimes
seventy-five.—New V'ork Co*. Pitts
burgh Dispatch.
HIS TWO TENSE MOMENTS
One Was a Ninth Inning and the Other
at a Dinnor Table
I heard a prominent Cambridge man
tell of the two most tense moments of
his life yesterday. Hut the tension in
each case was different.
"I doubt if I ever shall forget either
occasion," he said reflectively. "They
were big moments.
"The first was when I was in college.
I was captain of the baseball team
that year. We came to tho end of the
ninth. We needed one run to tie t'he
score and another to win the gam 6.
Two men were down and two on the
sacks when I came to bat. Ami for
once in my career I did it. I lined out
a three-bagger, right over t'he railroad
track. When I felt it go—well, that
was one occasion.
"And the ot'her." He chuckled, but
a slow flush crept over his cheeks. "It
was thirty years ago, soon after I left
college. I went over to see a girl I
thought was pretty nice and to meet
her folks for the first time. I went on
a Sunday. AH t'he men were away.
And fchey had duck for dinner." He
stopped. '' Ever carve a duck ? " he ask
ed meaningly. "No, neither had I be
fore. Nor have I since." His flush
deepened. "I never even went to see
that girl again," he added plaintively.
—'Boston Journal.
Artistic Printing at Star-Independent.
BLOOD OF THE VIKINGS
The Men Whose Descendants Con
quered Normandy and England
The vikings and their followers who
swarmed up the Seine and the Thames
and whose descendants conquered Nor
mandy and then Kngland were bred
of long years of independence and
property rights, while those they over
threw were dependent anil non-land
owners. They were the hardiest and
boldest travelers of their time.
The Norwegian sealers still eraise
about the sea as far north as it is
open, and the history of polar explora
tion has been associated with Norway
from Othar in King Alfred's time to
Nansen in our own. In the Shetland
islands the people still talked Norwe
gian in the last century, Greenland and
Iceland were colonized from Norway,
and from Iceland comes a literature in
old Norwegian, still the language of
the people, which ranks with the hero
tales of the cast, of Greece, of Germany
and England.
The Orkneys, the Shctlands, the
Hebrides and the Isle of Man were
possessions of Norway for hundreds of
years, and for more than 300 years Nor
wegian kings ruled in Dublin. Many
of the Danes who conquered England
were Norsemen, and the conquerors of
Normandy were mostly of the Nor
wegian viking breed. —l'rico Collier in
Scribner's Magazine.
Englishmen Discard Gloves
The silk "topper," as wc know, has
almost disappeared, except on state oc
casions. But are men discarding
gloves? A walk in Hyde park among
the fashionables certainly shows that
gloves are carried in the hand rather
than worn now, a sure sign that they
are "going out." Another indication
of this decadence is that the policeman
now no longer wears them in the sum
mer, except on some great occasion.
'So much importanco was formerly at
tached to gloves in tiro metropolitan
police that their "order books'' pro
scribe a penally for not wearing them
on the beat. It. was <uio of the great
est trials of flip young vonstablo fresh
from the plow to incase his hands in
the cotton abominations thought so es
sential in the days of .Sir Richard
Mayne.— London Chronicle. #
BEARDS IN BATTLE
And Why Clean Shaven Men Became
Prized as Warriors
The habit of shaving is not of a very
ancient origin. According to James
Stephens in "Mere Are Ladies," w:bcn
humanity lived a quiet, rural and un
ambitious life men did not dhave; their
hair was t'lieir glory, and if they had
occasion to swear, which must have been
infrequent their hardiest and readiest
oath was "By the beard of my fa
ther," showing clearly that this feature
was held in veneration in early times
aud was probably accorded divine hon
ors upon suitable occasions.
With the advent of war came the
habit of Shaving. A beard offered too
handy a grip to a focnian who had got
to close quarters; therefore, warriors
who hail no true hardihood of soul
preferred cutting off their beards to the
honorable labor of defending their
chins.
Many ancient races effected a com
promise in order to retain a fitting mil
itary appearance, for a barefaced war
rior has but little of terror in his as
pect. The ancient Kgvptians, for ex
ample, who had cut off or could not
cultivate or had been forcibly doprived
of their beards, were wont to go into
battle clad in heavy false whiskers,
which, when an enemy seized hold of
them, camo off instantly in bis hand,
and the ancient Egyptian was enabled
to dispatch him while in a trance of
stupefaction and horror.
Clean srhaven men became by this
cowardly stratagem very much prized
as lighting men, and thus the founda
tion of the shaving habit was laid.