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"IA7"E have decided to make our
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after the Ist of the year. A big
stock of all the different furs for
Ladies, Misses and Children will
be put on sale to»morrow at the
lowest prices ever realized in the
City of Harrisburg.
If you ever thought of buying Furs or Fur Coats,
now is your opportunity? Every Fur guaranteed to
Full of Elegant Presents for
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Every afternoon and eveuin*. high
Daily continuous vaudeville and pic
At the Orplieum
Opportunities for helping the Rotary;
( liib to raise funds' for the Belgians
grow les« as the week passes by. There
are reasons why local theatregoers
should turn out iit fine numbers to give
these remaining performances a whirl
wind finish, The Orpheum's bill is a'
regulation metropolitan vaudeville show ;
and even .f we didn't rare to help the
stricken Belgians, the show in itself is
worth several times the prices in vogue I
at the Locust street playhouse. The j
Orpheum's t liristmas tree is due here j
Monday. That is, figuratively speak
ing, ol course, hut nevertheless the i
choice line of material on its way;
should delight the hearts of grownups
as mtieli as the glittering ornaments of j
a real Christmas tree. At the top of
the Orpheum's Christmas tree, standing
head and shoulders above all the other
"goodies, ' are Bart McHugh'si
This is one of tiio.se classy, infectious
an.| tuneful juvenile productions. The
act carries special scenery representing i
the deck of an ocean liner and the p-et<
ly "girlies'" appear in several changes,
of fetching costumes to inject the tune-'
iu! musical scores. It will be rein em -
liered that Mr. Mi-Hugh was the pro
* Ulcer of "The Lawn Party *' seen at
the Orplieum several weeks ago. Joseph
ine Davis, who was at the Orpheum
about four seasons ago, and who was i
such a big favorite then, appears here
next week also. Since she was in Hnr
lisburg, Miss Davis has encircled the
glove and this season is her first in
America since she was at the Orpheum.
At the Colonial
This will be "dancing contest"
night at the Colonial, and this bare an-1
noiinccment is about all that's neces
sary to insure an interesting evening,!
especially to those who have been on :
hand for some of the other contests. Asj
MRMBRR n.imiSTV TRI.BORAPH OBUTRIIY
usual. Professor Alles and his dancing
! partner will have charge of the expert!
steppers. This will be an added attrac- j
tion to the hue vaudeville show that j
• ante to the "Busy Corner" yesterday.
Its a well balanced bill, replete with
talent, and entertaining and diverting!
throughout. Adv. "**
LETT EH OF SUICIDE TOO LATE
Germantown Man Swallows Poison
After Writing Note to Friend ,
Philadelphia, Dee. 18.—Harry K. |
! Preston, engineer, promoter of gold
mines and formerly owner of extensive
, coal operations, committed suicide last
night in his home, 532 West School
lane, Uermantown, after sending a spe
-1 eial delivery letter of notification to
v\. K. Beard, 5043 Pulaski avenue,
containing the information that he had I
just swallowed poison. When Mr. j
Beard, who is manager of the " Electric
al Railway .Journal" and the "Elec
trical world." technical magazines, ar-:
rived at the Preston home with a phy
sician he found hie friend dead in the !
dining room. Financial reverses, it is
said, unbalanced Mr. Preston's mind.
Mr. Preston had been living alone:
for the last two weeks, as his wife was j
visiting her sister, Mrs. Francis I. du i
Pont, of Wilmington, Del. Mrs. Pres- !
tou was summoned home shortly after '
the suicide and was accompanied by i
Mr. and Mrs. du Pont.
While a physician was examining the !
dead man, his ouly daughter, Mrs. Wal-!
ter R. Mitchell, of Chicago, who had '
been expected to spend the holidays j
with her parents, walked unexpectedly
into the house. She was prostrated!
with shock. Mr. Preston, it was said, i
had lost heavily in several western ]
REPAIRING ELECTRIC SYSTEM
High Tension Wires Are Being Tem
porarily Placed on Wooden Poles
Ma itch Chunk, Dec. IS.—A large
force of men is employed bv tflie Lehigh
Navigation Electric Company in erect
ing wooden poles 'between 'Hauto and
the liarwood Electric Light Company's'
plant at Freeland, to take the place of
the steel towers crushed during the re- (
vent snow and rain.
These poles will be replaced by strong j
siteel towers next summer. The ones!
erected at first have been found entire
ly too weak to support the weight of
the high tension wires strung to them
when coated with a heavy layer of ice
HAKRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 18, 1914.
C. V. NE
PRACTICE SELF DENIAL,
RAISE IKOREJHAN $203
Wilson College Girls Depart for Home
for Holiday Vacation After Striv
ing to Aid the Suffering and Poor
Chambersburg, Dec. 18.— ; The total
amount, up to the present time, of
money raised by Wilson College for
I the relief of war victims's S2BB. Of
j this sum !j>BB was expended in clothing
| and sent on the ship Jason. Two hun
| dred dollars is being sent in the form
jof flour through the Belgium relief
j fund raised by the citizens of Cham
-1 bersburg. Most of the money expend
ed for flour has been raised by definite
forms of self-denial.
The students left Wilson College on
the "special" today for the Christmas
j vacation. College opens again January
j 5, 1915.
Residents of Chambersburg complet
i ed their campaign started a week ago
|to raise .100 barrels of flour to be
■ shipped to Belgium in the next relief
ship from Philadelphia. The 500 mark 1
was reached and passed, 533 barrels iu
all having been given.
FIRE IMPERILS A HOTEL
Guests Have to Get Out When a Resi
dence Nearby Is Destroyed—Some
Escape in Night Clothes
* Hagerstown, Md., Dec. 18.—Fire
early yesterday morning destroyed Dr.
P. E. Stiger s $9,000 residence in Han
cock and damaged the $40,000 four
story brick Monterey Hotel, owned by
Mrs. Priscilla Bridges. Dr. Stiger anil
Frank Dodson, a chauffeur, escaped
from Stiger's home in night clothes.
The hotel guests were awakened an.l
all left the hotel safely. Nearly all the
furniture was saved.
THREE MEN NEARLY FROZEN
Police Officer Saves Two Who Went to
Sleep in the Snow
Carlisle, Dee. 18.—Intoxicated and
half -frozen from lying in the snow in
the alley in the rear of the First Pres
byteriau church Wednesday evening,
two brothers named Hurley, vendors of
Christmas greenery, were found short
ly after midnight by Officer Johns and
were taken to the police station where
they were permitted to sleep for the
Had they not been discovered by the
police officer, it is believed, they would
have died from the exposure.
Another case of near death from ex
posure is reported from Mechanicsburg.
Michael Bason, of the Star Steam Laun
dry of that town, was in the lower
end of the county on businese, making
the trip in an open sleigh. He was on
his way home, when he was overcome
by the cold. A friend took him home
where after being revived Ba«on ad
mitted that the cold rendered bim un
SURFACE TALKS TO FARMERS
Tells How to Exterminate Insect Pests
That Destroy Crops
Chambersburg, Dec. 18.—Before h
well attended meeting of the McOor
mick Estate Farmers' Club which met
yesterday at the farm of Elmer E.
bower, on the Carlisle pike, near
Hogestown, State Economic Zoologist
H. A. Surface delivered an address in
which he told in detail of the combina
tion of insect life that destroys crops
and keeps down the annual averages.
Dr. Surface /poke on a theme that
has been discussed at several of the
club - meetings, and after enumerating
the bugs that do the damage and tell
ing of their habits, he gave simple
remedies that, could be resorted to in
order to drive out the pests.
The club held morning and after
noon meetings, with a turkey dinner
as an interpolation.
Business Man Is Dead
Ohambersburg, Dec. 18.—Harry B.
Miller, a well-known business 'man of
town, died at his home on West Mar
ket street, yesterday afternoon, follow
ing a severe illness of several weeks.
-He is survived bv his wife, Marion
Mitten Miller, also hie parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Mailer, of Waynesboro,
and these brothers and sisters: Albert,
Allen, J. R. Miller, Mrs. Charles E. H.
Brown and F. E. Miller, of Chambers
Burial will be made in Waynesiboro.
Appointed Revenue Collector
Chambersburg, Dec. 18.—Fred C.
Kirkemtdaill, of Lancaster, collector of
this revenue district has appointed
.lohn F. Norton, deputy collector for
the counties of Franklin, Cumberland
and Fulton, and that he would be ex
pected to assume his duties' January
I, 1915. Notice of appointment was
received here to-day, lie will succeed
J. C. Groome, of Carlisle, who lias held
the position for several terms. Mr.
Groome will accompany Mir. Norton
over the district and remain with him
untij Mr. Norton becomes thoroughly
acquainted with the duties of his posi
tion. Mr. Norton will be required to
furnish a bond in the sum of $5,000.
Former County Official Dead
Waynesboro, Dec. 18.—Former Di
rector of the Poor George D. Fritz,
died at his home, west of town, at 3.30
o'clock yesterday morning, aged 65
years, 3 months and 22 days.
Death was due to cancer of the
stomach from which he had suffered
at times for several years but which
only became critical during the last
five weeks. For a while it seemed that
he would recover but a few days ago
he began to sink rapidly. He was un
conscious for a dozen hours before his
Lift Quarantine in Two Weeks
Gettysburg, Deo. 18.—If no more
new cases are found, the quarantine on
Adams county for the hoof anil mouth
disease will be lifted within the next
two weeks. This statement was made
Wednesday afternoon by Dr. C. J. Mar
shall, State veterinarian, before the an
nual convention of the Fruit Growers'
Association of Adams county, now in
session at Bendersville. ' \
Dr. Marshall stated that agents of
the department were busy disinfecting
buildings and premises generally where
the aphthous fever had made its ap
pearance and, it was believed, this
work would be completed very soon.
SUED, DENIES HE'S MARRIED
Joseph P. Turner Made Defendant in
Action by Wife
White Plains, Dec. IS.—MTS. Lucille
Ledgerwood Turner has started suit for
divorce against Joseph Philip Turner, a
wealthy mill owner, of Pennsylvania, in
which she names the defendant's aunt
Mr. Turner in his reply alleges he
never married tihe plaintiff. She says
the marriage took place in Chicago and
that she will produce the record of the
clergyman, the marriage certificate hav
ing been torn up.
Once before the plaintiff was granted
a. decree by default, but (Mr. Turner hail
the case reopened and put in an answer
denying the allegations.
NO CASH, BOY '"TOOK" TO GIVE
Lad of 12 Carried Off Teddy Bear as
New York, Dec. 18.—William Blake,
12, of 606 West Forty-fifth street, was
arraigned in Children's court yesterday,
vhargod with stealing a big Teddy bear
from a premium store in West Forty
William told Judge Hoyt that lie was
out looking for Christmas presents and
want to give the Teddy bear to his
3-year-old «-oiis»in. 'He had not enough
money lo by it, so "just took it." His
case will be investigated,
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a month or so ago were thin, pale and
haggard, but who are now, through the
use of Samose, plump, strong and
bappy, with perfect health and attrac
tive flesh. He has seen so many in
stances of the wonderful power of Sa
mose to restore the weak and sick to
Htrength and health, and to make good
natural flesh that he gives his personal
guarantee with every package of Sa
mose he sells to refund the money if it
does not prove satisfactory.
Samose is a pure preparation, and
can be used with absolute confidence bv
the most delicate. It gives remarkable
results with children who are weak and
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HOOKWORM DISEASE KEEPS
BACK POPILS IN COUNTRY
The Rural Schools Are Now Taking
Lead In the Movement to Destroy
It and Other Handicaps to Good
Washington, Dec. .18. —That hook
worm disease is responsible for lack of
progress in many country schools; that
it can be eradicated, and that the rural
schools are now taking the lead in the
movement. to destroy this and other
handicaps to (good health, are some of
the conclusions of a bulletin by Dr.
John A. Ferrell on "Rural School and
Hookworm Disease," just issued for
free distribution by the United States
Bureau of Education.
"Hookworm disease is one of the
most prevalent, most harm
ful, and most completely preventable
diseases known to man," declares Dr.
Ferrell. "It causes hiuman suffering
and economic waste altogether out ot
proportion to its apparent death rate.
Many ills that have been attributed to
mental and moral weakness of whole
bodies of people are now definitely
known to be due to this infection, and
cuiraible with its cure. Its eradication
is one of the most important and press
ing problems before the people of the
southern half of the United States and
of other semitropical lands.
"In combating hookworm disease it
has been found that the rural school is
the greatest medium for the spread of
the infection and the most important
protective agency against it. In some
schools investigated the infection has
been found to be 100 per ceat.—•the
teacher and every pupil a victim of
the disease. Records of the Internation
al Health Commission show an average
infection among rural children of
sc'hool age for whole counties running
as high as 70 to 90 per cent, while in
some sections of Virginia, Kentucky,
North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas,
and other States, the disease is less
widespread, with 10 per cent, or less
of the school population infected with
hookworms. The general average for
all the children examined to (late is
40 peir cent, of infection.
"It is through the rural sc'hool,
whence the infection comes, that the
remedy must also come. The measures
necessary for permanent control of
hookworm disease are health supervi
sion, health instruction and perfect
sanitation. The rurad school can aid in
health supervision; it can supplement
and drive home health instruction and
above all it can teach good health and
clean living by being itself a model
of sanitation for the community. No
matter how energetic a national or
State campaign for eradication may
be; no matter how many cases of hook
worm disease are euTed for the time
being, unless the school and the com
munity maintain a constant vigi'lance
in behaJf of positive measures for good
health, permanent control of hook
worm or any other disease transmitted
by soil pollution will he impossible.
" Hookworm disease, like typhoid
fever, is due to careless disposal of hu
man excreta. Once schools and dwell
ings in country districts are provided
with sanitary privies of one type or
another, there will be little danger
"A study of the hookworm prob
lem has shown not only the need for
sanitary privies, but the need for more
adequate sanitary supervision by com
petent medical officers. There should be
in every community a capable superin
tendent of health, devoting his whole
time to pulblic health work.
'' Frequent and systematic instruc
tion by the public schools in the ele
ments of personal and community hy
giene is necessary for permanent con
trol of disease. When the citizens of a
community are taught from early child
hood the necessity for the care of
health, they will need no urging to
provide expert health supervision and
sanitary privies in every community.
"The campaign against hookworm
disease is a campaign of education, and
it is right that it should be waged in
the public schools."
BRYCE TO DIRECT INQUIRY
INTO ALLEGED OUTRAGES
London, Dec. 18.—A board of in
quiry to investigate Germany's al
leged branches of bhe law of war was
appointed by the Government yester
day. The commission includes:
Viscount James Bryce, ex-British
Ambassador to the United States; Sir
Frederick Pollock, Sir Edward Clark,
Sir Alfred Hopkinson, Professor Hal
Fisher and Harold Cox.
The appointment of the commission
is supposed to be the direct result of
the bombardment of the unfortified
cities of Scarborough and Whitby by
the Germans yesterday. It is expected
that following the investigation, which
will be made by the commission into
all breaches of civilized warfare of
which the Germans are alleged to be
guilty, a report and protest will be
made to neutral Powers.
Lord Bryce, Sir Frederick Pollock,
Sir Ed-ward Clark and Sir Alfred Hop
kinson, named on the committee, are
authorities on international law.
NOW MORE THAN 520,000
PRISONERS IN GERMANY
liondon, Dec. 18. —In an official
communication received at the Ameri
can Consulate from the German War
Office, it was stated that there had
been some delay in the delivery of let
ters and money to prisoners of war,
I bbcause their prisoners of war now to
tal more than 520,000. Thiis communi
cation said the work had been thor
oughly organized and that delay in the
future would be reduced.
The German War Office recently sent
to their detention camps a regulation
form postcard, with which prisoners
could communicate with their families.
These cards were printed in six lan
At present all communication be
tween prisoners, either England or Ger
many, is done through the liondon and
Berlin postoffices, the letters passing
through without stamps and money or
ders being forwarded without pound
REPORT THAT KAISER WANTS
TO GAIN ONE MORE VICrORY
Jjondon. Dec. 18.—The correspon
dent of the "Daily Mail" at Petro
grad says that, while the German Gen
eral Staff is using every possible means
to relieve the pressure on Cracow, the
Kaiser is still showing great anxiety
to occupy Warsaw.
This anxiety to secure g purely po-
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color to an interesting rumor in circu- London, Dec. 18, 4.45 A. M.—King
lation here, to the effect that the Kais- Gustav, of Sweden, accompanied by
er would be glad to seize an opportunity the foreign minister, started for Mai
'to propose a peace conference if he mo last night, according to a Reuter
could first announce to the German peo- dispatch from Stockholm. At Malmo
pie what would appear to them to be a he is to meet the kings of Norway and
striking success, and if he could use Denmark for a conference regarding the
Belgium and western Poland in his bar- ularifM!n because ot '
** . . the European war.
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