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NEW YEAR'S AT THE V. M. ('. A.
Elaborate Plans Made for the Sixtieth
Tlip sixtieth annual New Years' cele
bration under the direction of the
\ oung Men s Christian# Association,
Second and Locust streets, will be held
Friday, January 1. An interesting
program has been arranged for the
day. There will be "'open house" and
a public reception from 11 a. m. to 5
p. in. Men, women and children are in
A special invitation is extended to
the men of the city who are out of em
ployment to come and partake of the
Association's hospitality. A most cor
dial invitation also ijj extended to the j
mail cafriers an! messenger bov> em
ployed by the telegraph and telephone
companies; also to the newsboys of the
city. Foreigners will be cordially wet-;
<omed. Refreshments will be served to,
all. In the afternoon at 3 o'clock
there will be a gymnasium exhibition !
and basketball game for the entertain-i
ment of the visitors, under the auspices:
■of the physical department.
New Year's evening will be given i
over exclusively to the members and !
their friends. At that time the annual
entertainment will be given. The ar
tist engaged for the occasion is DeWitt
Paxton, of New York, a widely knowu
humorist. Admittance New Year's Eve
will be by ticket only, and they will
be controlled by members in goo.i
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REVIEW OF 1914
BY PROF. WERT
Last Installment of
Interesting Events of
the Year in Harris
BY PROFESSOR J. HOWARD WERT
Continued From Yesterday
I—Death of Mrs. Margaret E. Rjugh
man, 1923 Derry street, Harris
burg, aged SO years.
2 —"Field Day" of Knights Templar
of Pennsylvania, division No. 10,
comprising Tjebanftn, Harrisburg
and Carlisle, held at Island Park,
2—Death, in New Cumberland, of
Charles A. Burns, tor many years
a business man of Harrisburg.
3—John BrightbiH. a milkman living
near Lingles-town, instantly killed
by a train on the Northern Cen
tral at Dauphin.
3 —Sudden death of Mrs. Marv 1,.
Wilsou, 417 State street, Harris
4—Destruction by fire of large birn
on the farm of Dedsecker Young,
4 —Colored Knights of Pythias, of
Harrisburg, Scran ton and Johns
town, to the number of several
hundred, held special services at
Hethel A. M. E. church, Harris
6—The opening, in Harrisburg. ot au
nual session State Firemen s Asso
ciation and of the Ladies' Auxil
iary, the city being elaborately"
decorated for the event.
6—Death of Jefferson Payne. 545
South Front street, Harrisburg,
aged 70 years, for many years em
ployed in the iron and steel in
dustries of South Harrisburg.
6 A destructive fire in Leanoyne,
originating from a gasoline ex
plosion, inflicted a damage of
6—Formal opening Harrisburg exten
sion University of Pennsylvania
Wharton School of Finance and
Economy with approximately 200
7 —Death of Mrs. Anna C„ widow of
Christian E. Jauss, 1113 North
Sixth street. Harrisburg, aged S3
B—The parade of State Firemen,
with 12,000 uniformed men in
line, was not only the greatest pa
rade ever held in connection with
the meeting of the State Associ
ation, but also the most extensive
parade of anv character ever wit
nessed in the Capital city. About
150 tire companies were represent
ed accompanied by more than 120
bands and drum corps. Marching
over a route of almost eight miles,
it occupied nearly three and a
half hours in passing a given
point, so, although the head of the
procession moved soon after 1.30
o'clock, the last divisions were not
able to start until almost 5
o'clock. In addition to regular
trains some forty special trains
brought the fire companies and
other visitors to Harrisburg, it be
ing estimated that the number of
persons in the city, inclusive of
its own citizenship, approximated
200,000. It was a subject of spe
cial note that neither in the pa
rade, the masses of the people on
the streets, nor in the immense
crowds transported by steam and
electric roads, was there a serious
accident to mUr the perfect suc
cess of the display.
B—Death of Mrs. Louisa Keys, 434
Kelker street, Harrisburg aged
7 6 years.
9—Death, at Bellefonte. of Samuel
H. Orwig, for many years an at
torney at the Dauphin county bar.
11—Mrs. Uriah Shuman killed in an
automobile accident, near New
port, whilst coming to Harrisburg
to hear the candidates who were to
s-peak the next day at Fifth
Street M. E. church.
12 —Burial, in Mt. Calvary cemetery,
of Lawrence A. Hepsmith, Unite,!
' States Army, who had died at
Vera Cruz, Mexico. September 6.
12—<Hibernat-ionn I candidates Brum
baugh and McOormick and Sena
torial candidate Pine-hot delivered
sermons or addresses on moral is
sues. at different hours during the
day, in Fifth Street M. E. church,
12—Five prominent persons of York
seriously injured in an automobile j
accident near Middletown.
12—Death of James F. Kirby, 233 (
Cumberland street, Harrisburg.
13—Four houses on Mohn street, Steel-!
ton. destroyed by fire, Henry j
Arndt, an aged man. being burned
to death in one of them.
13 —Interesting and extensive purej
food exhibit opened in Chestnut
street auditorium, Harrisburg.
13—Dedication, at Hershey, of* the'
very line school building erected I
by "chocolate king" M. 8. Her-!
shey. and by him presented to the
school authorities of th e district
It started its educational career!
with an enrollment of 350 pupils.,
14—Officials of Toronto, Canada, vis
13—Death of engineer J. Albert Rein -j
har i. 214 Cumberland street, Har-1
I>s—Death of Joseph L. Nissley, a
pioneer business man of Middle 1
town, aged 86 years.
16—-Charles A. Wilhelm, of Harris-I
burg, specially honored at a ban- j
quet given him in commemoration ;
of his having completed half a
century of Odd Fellowship.
1 —P- R. R. Fireman John H. Sites.
1007 Capital street, Harrisburg!
committed suicide in Riverside
•7—Tabernacle. 240x172 feet, and ca
pable of seating almost 10,000
people, for the use of Evangelist
Stough. begun in a vacant gquare
of the old Eighth ward, Harris
burg, several hundred volunteers
working on it. It had been in
tended to complete it in a single
day, but this was not entirely ac
15—Cornerstone of now A. M. E. Zion
church. Forster and Ash streets,
Harrisburg, laid with Masonic
21—'''Edison Day'' celebrated in vari-
HAKRJSBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT. WEDNESDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 23. 1914.
ous ways in Harrisburg in honor
of the great electrical genius and
inventor, Thomas A. Edison.
21—-Annual State convention of col
ored Baiptists began its sessions in
21—Death of George J. Wise. 1043
Ilerr street, Harrisburg, for 34
years an employe of the P. R. R.
22—'Death in Philadelphia of Edwin S.
l.etford, for many years a pronii
> nent musician in Harrishurg.
23—The handsome and finely-equipped
$200,000 home of the Y. W. C. A.,
at Fourth and Walnut streets,
Harrisburg, thrown open for pub
' j 23—Deahh of Mrs. Jauss. of
Harrisburg, widow of David F.
Jauss, aged 83 years.
| 23—Death of Charles K. Dare, ii wall
paper dealer, 1217 Penn street,
25 —Death of Lewis A. Egolf. of Har
risburg. promineut in the West
End Gun Club.
2lt Death of Mrs. Mary E. Winters,
widow of George "Winters, 109
South Second street, tHarrisburg,
in the same house in which she
had lived more than half a cen
- j tury.
27 —funeral of J. Edward Durham, of
l.mknow, murdered at Meridian,
Mi«s., a few days before, whilst
;! traveling with a carnival company.
, 127—Death of Brakeman Raymond
tilick. of Steelton. from tetanus
f, induced by an accident a week be
Sj fore whilst on duty in the 'Penn
sylvania Steel Company's yards,
t 28—Death of John H. Bowers, of Sim-
I merdale, a veteran of the Civil
29—Colonel Roosevelt spoke in Harris
i. burg during a flying political tour
of the State.
29—Death of Mrs. Elizabeth B. Haia,
i ! of Hainton, aged 82 years.
,!29 —Death of James Weltmer. 436
South Cameron street, Harrin'>.i,i*.
for many years a prominent <brick
maker of the city, aged 7 7 years.
II 30—Large firemen's parade in Steel
t ton in honor of their tire chief,
John E. Shupp, being elected to a
! vice presidency in the State asso
- j 31—End of a week's campaign to se
cure new members to the llarris
r\ burg Y. W. C. A., resulting in the
addition of about 1,700 names,
i 31—Five-year-old John McCormick,
, I 334 Harris street. Harrisburg.
-! killed on street near his home by
- an automobile.
| of Philip W. Bover. a West
, Fairview contractor and builder.
I 31—Death at York of William 11. T.
f| Shnyder, at one time a prominent
Harrisburg newspaper worker.
'] I—'Beginningl—'Beginning of Stough evangelistic
campaign in Harrisburg, 17,500
r attending the three services of the
1 ; day in the tabernacle specially
'; ere-.-ted for the occasion,
j I—Death of Mrs. Mary C. Greena
• I baum, 1728 Nortth Sixth street,
1 1 Harrisburg, a prominent worker in
the Fifth Street M. E. church.
> 2—Death of Mrs. Leah Donner, widow
of Frederick Donner, 922 North
91 Sixth street, Harrisburg.
I 3—Annual fall Scottish Rite reunion
t opened in the Cathedral, Harris
, o U,lr K'
' 3—State election results in sweeping
; Republican success.
4—Death of George V. Corl. 11 Ever
green street, Harrisburg. a veteran
of the Civil war and a former
® chief of the city, prominent in the
Odd Fellowship of the State,
f 4—Death of Mrjs Sarah Hoffman.
1742 North Third street, Harris
tvurg, aged S7 years.
I —Unknown man found dying in
Enola yards fro:n in juries received
J _ from locomotive.
p| Thousands of men fighting de
I j struetive forest fires in the vicinity
of Shippensburg, Doubling Gap
I Springs, Dillsburg, Lvkens, Sum
( merdale, Enola and other ;>oints in
I Dauphin, Cumberland and York
5 | 5 Death in Washington, D. C„ of
. j Henry Gannett, formerly of Har
risburg. a prominent geographer
I I • S. government.
I! 6 Death of Samuel Sides, of Higii-
I spire, a veteran of the Civil war.
jj from complications caused by a
bullet received at Antietam. which
I he had carried in his leg for more
, _ fan half a century,
i i John J. Hughes, of Steelton. found
r • *» eai ' In one of the buildings of the
i I ennsylvania Steel Company plant,
i ~.e ' ' °f Mrs. Susannah Heir
Wiestling, widow of Dr. Jacob G.
I "lestling, Harrisburg.
I j B—Death of 9 year-old Ralph O. Wit
mer. 905 South Twentietli-and-a
. ajt street. Harrisburg. from in
!| • ,u '" l . es r eceived in an automobile
I collision two days before.
II 8 Edward H. Schrull, of Steelton,
.; found drowned in the Susque
I 9 Opening of annual Dauphin coun
ty teachers' institute in lall of
tiie House of Representatives
j 9 Harry M. Holstein. 126 Verheke
j street. Harrisburg, State secretary
of the O. 1 . A. M. and for more
than thirty years a prominent
blacksmith of our citv, found dead
I in bed.
| 9—Death of John Hull, 1906 Penn
street, Harrisburg, a P. R. R. car
9—Sudden death of Adam Hart/..
14)7 Wyeth street, Harrisburg, a
| veteran of the Civil war.
! 10—The burning of the barn,of Frank
Armstrong, Swatara township, in
volving a loss of $9,000 on build
ing and contents.
; 10 —Death of Edward L. Groff, 202
Reily street. Harrisburg, Assistant
State Senate Librarian,
j 10—Some 4,000 young people of Har
rifbuig paraded from Market
Square Presbyterian church, Har
risburg, to Stough meeting in the
\ I®—State Live Stock Sanitary Board,
meeting at Harrisburg, placed en
j tire State under quarantine in re
gard to cattle on account of the
spread of the foot and mouth dis
10 —August Cretenoud, residing near
Hummelstown. died ait Harrisburg
hospital from a gunshot wound re
ceived that dav in a hunting acci
11—Funeral of Charles E. Jamison.
614 Verbeke street, Harrisburg. a
hotel keeper at Sabreton. where he
was found dead, four days before,
having been murdered, presum
11—Death of 'Mrs. Sarah C. Shaeffer,
widow of Samuel Shaeffer, 1113
Capital street, Harrisburg.
12—Miss May Deriek, 529'/j Msclay
street, Harrisburg, died from the
effects of poison accidentally fcaj
ken some days before.
12—'Mr. and Mrs. John Sheats, Camp
Hill, celebrated their aixtieth wed
12—Death of Mrs. \. 8. Payne, 1709
Market street, Harrisburg.
at Dauphin county alms-; 1
house, at the age of So years, of }
Lenker, owe a prominent
mar. of affairs in the upper end of
I Dauphin county.
—Death of Abraham R. Hess, a
| prominent Steelton grocer, aged I
:'H—-Annual Bucknell-Gettyslburg foot-;
ball game played ou Island Park,,
Harrisburg, Bucknell winning, 25 !
15 Death of John ti. Willis, 15 North t
Eighteenth street, Harrisburg, su- 1
perintendent for the 801 l Bros.'
Manufacturing Company and a j
i _ prominent tireman of the city.
' 7—Beginning, at the Capitol, of an
nus! session of the Welfare and !
Efficiency Conference, accompanied :
by an interesting exhibit of safety I
machinery, at Chestnut street au
ditorium, which had opened on the i
—Death, in Philadelphia, of Charles j
A. Kahnestock, a native of Harris- ;
J I"—Death of Thomas R. Dickert, 113 j
Market street, Harrisburg, a re- j
IS—Death of Michael C. Bitner, 323 j
Granite street, Harrisburg, a ma
[ ciiinist at the Lucknow shops,
i IS—Couductoi Charles P. Treadwell,
,M North Eighteenth street. Har
risburg. fell dead at his home |
after the excitement caused by a j
slight tire next door.
19—Twenty-seven head of live stock
burned up in a tire of supposed in
cendiary origin which destroyed a !
large barn two miles from Car- i
19—Death of Mrs. Mary Bowers, of I
New I umberlaiid. less than a week j
after the death of her husband, I
Harry C. Bowers, leaving six j
doubly orphaned children.
21—A fire in room? of the Masonic
Temple. Third and State streets.
Harrisburg, seriously menaced that '
21 Pinal football game between Tech-i
nieal High school, of Harrisburg, j
and Steelton High school, won by i
the former by the remarkaible
score of 54 to 0.
I 24—Foreign Trade Conference held iu |
Harrisburg with distinguished re>p
rceutatives present from many]
cities and towns of Pennsylvania.
2 4—l large barn ou a farm near Oanip |
■Hi'l tenanted by P. A. Sowers de- j
stroved by tire, with the loss of i
twenty-one head of livestock.
2 4—Death of (ioorge 11. Conkliu. Steel- !
ton, a veteran of the Civil war.
25 H. B. Stevens, a railway mail
clerk, fell dead on a Harrisburg I
25—Caroline Weaver committed sui
cide at Dauphin county almshouse.'
26—Anuual Thanksgiving football!
game on Island Park between Cen |
tral and Technical High schools of j
Harrisburg, won "by the latter. 19!
to 12, before a crowd of fully 8,-
I 27—A six-year-old Steelton boy killed j
by a stret \ar after jumping off a I
2S—Suuden deaih of Miss Edna Mc- |
Kee, a Colorado postmistress.)
whilst ou a visit to iier parents, Mr. I
and Mrs. A. C. McKee, of Harris
2S—Steward G. Forney. 434 Harris
strict, for the second time submit
ted to an operation by which he
gave a large amount of his skin
to save i'lie iifo of « boy to whom
he was a total stranger who had ,
been terribly burned July 3.
2S-—Judge Sadler, at Carlisle. sentenced
Max Morganthau, of Harrisburg,
to the electric chair for the murder
of .'ohn M. Rupp, of Cumberland
county, May 21.
28—Death in New York Cit.v of 'Miss!
Blanche E. Butler, 1716 North |
Third street, Harrisburg, a former :
stenographer on Capitol Hill.
29 Sudden death of Mrs. Liiaie
Drummoml. 1316 North Fourth j
srreot, Harrisburg, as ;-iie was.
about to leave the 'Harrisburg Hos- i
29—Death of Mrs. Mary M., wife of
George H. Wingard, 544 Woodbine
29—Snddeu death of Samuel Jones. ]
627 Mahantougo street, Harris-1
burg, a wat.'hman at the "Tele-l
1 Death of Ira Buser, for many |
years a prominent business man of j
I—Death at trie Harrisburg 'Hospital, i
of Frank Hodge, after leaping I
from one of the second story win- 1
dows of the building the dav be
2—George Driesdale, a Hummelstown j
stone cutter, killed by a fall at a. j
Palmyra school house on which lie'
3—Carter Hot.-lir.iss, playing an en- j
gagemcn, in a Harrisburg theatre, j
sank down on the street whilst hur- I
rving to a train and died in a few
3—Death of John Crain lvuukel. 11
Souta Front stret, 'Harritlburg,
owner of valua de farms in Dau
phin and Cumberland counties.
3—Twenty-onemot.'ii-old Keunet Pat
terson. 1933 State stret. Harris
butirg, died from the effects of
eating pills which he found whilst I
4Ed ward Getkiti. 643 Harris street. |
Harrisburg, an employe P. R. R„ j
■LTa Dj in
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and PHILADELPHIA t READING
NEAR TO EVERYWHERE.
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Appropriate For Christmas Giving
FANCY INITIAL GLASSWARE
Almost Free to Star-Independent Readers
Six <«) Tumblers,
I 'I 'II "* cents—lo cents
This Cut Only i xtra by mall. |j
ii,. I | Large Water Piteh-
Shows the lea**-* er ' 7:1 cents — l:s
m , , _ . :ents extra bv mail.
Tumbler Sets. fl|„, , illlll L iimwl'
I 1 j- II | | |i I Tin I One (1) Sugar
We also have > • fICX' ( Ji
Large Water |,VS I! f ]J JfI i ZL ~sZ2l
Pitchers and | If W.th One
SURaran<l I I 11 ,11', I' Coupon
Cream Sets LlJt—4-11 ■ 1,1 I r j c
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pieces in all. J !
I HE STAR-INDEPENDENT will not need much In the way of persuasion to see the un
nrounrT.nn °,h a ? tumblers are of the finest thin-blown glass, pitchers and sugar and creams in
fnnt win are decorated with a very dainty sterling silver iniUal design and silver banded rim. The set will
rugated cartoii ° r closet. Your own initial on each piece. Each set is put up in a heavy cor
This Fancy Initial Glassware
on display. You are invited to call and inspect them yourself^^^-
killed in railroad accident at
4—Edward O. Smith, of Harrisburg,!
accused of the murder of his grand
father, John E. IBasii, dec hi rod in
sane by a jury.
4—Death of Airs. Katharine Grundon,
aged 8S years, the oldest woman
6—lmpressive memorial services for
departed comrades held toy thos
Harrisburg Lodge, B. P. O. E., in j
presence of a large audience.
s—'Beginning, in Harrisburg, of an j
nual poultry show of Central Penn f
sylvania Poultry Association.
B—(Barn of John Swartz, near Boil- i
iug Springs, consumed by tire to j
gether with several head of valu- ]
able live stock.
B—Death of Mrs. Mary Bowers, 1219
North Front street, Harrisburg,!
aged 72 years.
B—Opening in Harrisburg of annual !
session Penna. Street Railway Asso- j
9—Snddeu death of Mrs. Flora A. ;
Keiter, 25 North Thirteenth street,
Harrisburg, aged 81 years.
10—John Walters, of Peubrook, an
employe of the Harrisburg Rail
ways Company, was instantly kill
ed in an accident in the Second
street subway, Harrisburg.
10—A double three-story dwelling'
house, Main street.j Steelton, in
process of construction, destroyed
10—Death of Harry B. Davis, of Hiar-J
risburg, a timekeeper in the P. R.'
10—Death of Philip K. Meloy, 639
Harris street, Harrisburg, a re-'
tired brakennui, P. R. R.
11—'Death of Daniel Bell, 1329
Wyeth street, Harrisburg, aged
82 years, an active agent of the i
"Underground R. R„ in slavery I
12—Hirrv A. Bover, re-elected presi
dent of llarrisbtir,' School Hoa-ni |
on 156 th ballot.
13—Death of Rcauben Clemens, of!
Progress, aged 75 years.
13—George E. Throne committed sui-1
eide at 108 Linden street, Harris-j
'burg, after shooting his i wife and
14—Beginning otf a week's benefit, at
the Orpheum theatre, given by!
the Rotary Club, of HaJiris'burg, i
for benefit of Belgian sufferers in !
the great Burapean war.
14—Ueorge Holloway, otf Williams
town killoil in a colliery accident.'
14—Death of Henry K. ' Dellinger,
1851 Berryhill street, Harrisbua-j. \
15 became icebound at j
Harrisburg during a period of in
tense cold which began after a j
snow storm on the 13th.
15 —Death otf Lemuel C. Rracktwll, a
well-known Harrisburg canvasser,
aged 71 years.
16—Skating inaugurated on the lake
in Wildwood Park, Harriafburg. !|
16—Death of John R. Kinaey, *238
Crescent street, Harrisburg, aged!
—Death of Aibrani A. Eaton, 1735 1
Market street, Harrisburg, aged |
7 6 years.
16 —Death of LViniel Nick ens, 519 m
Myers street, Steelton.
1 —At the funeral of Mrs. Julia Dare, |
t 1341 North street, Harrisburg, 1
who had died on the 14th, six!
sons acted as pallbearers at the j
Tequest of the decea«ed.
Li—A $1,000,000 fire in the heart of,
Pottsville 's business district was j
the most destructive that had ever j
visited that city.
17—Second fire in "less than n month i
in the Masonic Temple, Third aind I
State streets, Harrisburtg, caused I
a loss approximating $10,000,1
anil for a time, seriously threaten- !
ed the entire building.
1' Frank G. H6hl, of Harrisburg,
killed in Cincinnati, in a revolver
battle with the police, after he
had robbed two banks there and
escaped in an auto in a manner
similar to his Altoona bank rob
bery of Mardi, 1914.
IS—Death of Elmer E. Miller, 1108
Plum street, Harrisburg.
18 —Death of Charles G. Oarl, of Steel-
ton, for nearly forty years an em
j ploye of the P. S. Company.
I —Amos Sheeslev, of Pleasant View,
found frozen to death on South
street. Harrisibury, near P. R. R.
Plough evangelistic campaign of
seven weeks duration terminated,
with the statement that approxi
mately 7,000 persons had "hit
j the saw dust trail."
| 20—Death of Dallas T. Peters, of
Harrisburg, a veteran of the
| Civil war.
FOURTH DEATH IN FAMILY
Son Dies Five Hours After Father Suc
cumbs to Typhoid
Boyertown, (Pa., Dec. 23.—Christmas
. will only add to the already overflow
ing cup of grief and sorrow of the
; Hilbert family, of Pikeville. Sylvester
Hilibert, 28 years old, the fourth of the
! family to succumb to typhoid, died yes
j terday within five hours after the death
j°f bis father from that disease. His
wife, who occupied a cot in the same
room, witnessed his death. The young
man s sister, who is ill in another room,
kuows of her father's death, but not
of her brother's. A double funeral will
be held of father and son Saturday.
This makes the fourth death in' the
same house from typhoid fever within
the past three wee'ss and still three
j more are lying critically ill.
HAN KILLED AT COLLIERY
Wilkes-Barre Bridegroom of Five Weeks
Crushed by Cars
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Dec. 23.—John
Keating, aged 27 yews, a bridegroom of
j live weeks, was instantly killed at the
j Gaylord colliery of the Kingston Coal
; Company yesterday when he was caught
j between two loaded cars and terribly
For many years Keating was a fire
man for the company, but three days
ago he changed positions to 'become a
timberman, because of better pay. He
was about his duties when the accident
INCENDIARY FIRES BARN
Greenbank Structure Destroyed With
Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 23.—The barn
on W alter Houck 'h farm at Greenbank
was destroyed Monday night by an in
cendiary lire. Twelve head of cattle
and a numlber of hogs perished, and
among the contents burned were five
acres of 1913 and 1914 leaf tobacco.
The loss is fully $6,000, only partial
ly covered by insurance.
GIFTS OF PLANTS
It is a satisfaction to know in advance that the gift you select will be
appreciated by the recipient. Everybody loves plants. We have the largest
line of carefully selected plants we have ever shown and they are priced
so low that they are within reach of all.
Auracarias Scetti Ferns
Dracaenas W. K. Harris Ferns
Cocos New Single Crested
k° naille Mistletoe, most su P crb we
x daixjo have ever offered.
Ferns ranging in price from 25c to 95.00.
Every variety of Xmas greens—roping, wreaths and genuine Canadian
Balm Trees, the kind that do not drop their foliage. t
Open Saturday evening and every evening next week until Christmas.
HOLMES SEED CO. ADDRESS, I
106-108 South Second Street
FLANS FOR BIBLE CONFERENCE
Dr. Scofield Will Open It in the Y. M.
C. A. on Sunday, January :5
Tin 1 annual Bible Conference to ha
held under the auspices of the Young
Men's Christian Association, Second
and Locust streets, conducted by the
Kev. Dr. 0. I. Scofield, will open in
I'ahnestook Hall Sunday afternoon,
January 3, at 3.30 o'clock. Sessions
will be lipid every evening in the same
place at S o'clock, up to and including
the following Saturday. The last,
meeting will be Sunday afternoon, Jan
uary 10, at 3.30 o'clock in Fahno
Tine general theme for the confer
ence will be "From Genesis to Revela
tions," a panoramic view of the Bible,
illustrated by charts and maps. This
is said to be not alone interesting and
instructive, but one of Dr. Scofield's
best efforts along Biblical lines.
The association extends a most cor
dial invitation for all clergymen, Sun
day school superintendents and teach
ers and Christian workers of whatever
name or denomination, to work heartily
in this conference.
The Sunday afternoon meetings con
ducted by Dr. Scotfield will be a con
tinuation of the general theme for the
conference, and will be open to both
men and women.
State Police Sweep Lackawanna County
of (Gambling Devices
Scranton, I'a., Dec. 23. —Acting un
der the direction of District Attorney
Maxey. forty State troopers, in small
units, swept througth this county yes
terday, confiscating all punch'.boards and
ot'her devices, the use of which t'he Dis
trict Attorney declares to ibe contrary
to the gambling law. Thousands of
boards were taken out of cigar stores
and pharmacies and will 'be destroyed.
Playing the boards costs either ten or
live cents, and t'he rewards are various
prizes for luvky punches, chiefly boxes
Two Firemen Injured
Lant-aster, Pa., Dec. 23.—Two of
the drivers of No. 1 Fire Company were
injured yesterday morning when t)h«
supply wagon they were in skidded as
the wagon turned into Charlotte street
from West King, both firemen 'being
thrown into the street.
Molders Resume Full Time
T>aneaster, Pa., Dec. 23.—(For the
last two years the molders of theAlount
ville 'Manufacturing Company have
worked only five days a week, but full
time 'has been posted and extra hands