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OF INTEREST TO MOTORISTS
Carrying a Passenger Load of 951 Pounds, Covered
a Run of 111 Miles,
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DON'T TAKE CHANCES
Get a set of Weed Chains, or
FOR SALE AT
BOWMAN & CO.
When in trouble on the road, phone us —Bell
Phone 1710—and we will tow you in free of charge.
We Repair and Remodel Automobiles of every make. All work guar
anteed. Let us estimate on your repairs.
No. 5 North Cameron St.. Harrisburg, Pa.
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I Automobile Owners-Safety First /
LET US MAKE /
All Roads .Smooth Nature's Way / p ree
I BY APPLYING TO YOUR CAR " /
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Rcbound / t ion and par-
Add 100 per cent. In your comfort; save 20 to ticulars fui
•l" per cent, tire and gasoline cost; increase S turn of tSfo'cou
tlie life of the engine two to three years. p«n with name and
A. M. Levering
I Prompt Attention to Repairs
Automobile Painting, Rubber Tiring, etc.; Auto
Fops, Bodies, Springs of all makes manufactured
and repaired. Quality is our motto.
The C. A. Fair Carriage & Auto Works
g. East End Mulberry Street Bridge
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BUSINESS OFTHE MAXWELL
Optimistic Report on Conditions Shows
That the Company Made Big
Gains Over Last Year
A most interesting and optimistic re
port nil business conditions comes from
tiio Maxwell Motor Company, ami is
printed herewith. Not onh does it
!- iow that the company made big gains
over Inst year. !>ut also that the <• 1111-
j any < business and production has
gained every month since the first ol'
The Maxwell Motor Company em
ployed an average ol 4,250 men daily
.t<>r the months of August, September
i.nd October, 1913, with an average
ii onthlv payroll of $296,956.24.
The recapitulation statement for the
vine monliis of this year shows a dailv
j.verage of .">.BIS men, with a monthly
payroll ol $427,809.52, or an increased
payroll of $1 "0,853.2$ per month.
The thirty days of November of this
year make an interesting comparison, l
91.50 TO $.">.00
CfIDBVSP THIBD AND
runnv o WALNUT STS.
1451 Zarker Street
Sterling Auto Tire Co.
i and shows that business .conditions are
! I actually better with the Maxwell Mo
tor Company since the war was de
clared iii August. They employed 5,-
1 727 men daily during November "of this
, year, as against .<.002 men in August
of this year and 3,894 men in N'ovem
ber of last year.
"When the general business condi
tions of the country during August and
September are considered, this showing
is indeel remarkable," said Walter K.
■ Flanders, president of the Maxwell Mo
tor Company. "Maxwell production has
i ] increased every month since August 1,
and present plans of the company are
lor a still greater increase," Adv. *
BIC SAVING iREO TIOKS
Purchasers of Popular Machine Realize
Their Investment Has Been
One of Profit
Owners of I!eo motor cars and Reo
motor trucks know bv experience that
I the aim of the company is to make
, their products of the highest qualitv
ami at prices that are reasonable ami
i fair. In the production of Reo trucks,
this aim is more evident than ever be
fore. The superior service and sat's
faction rendered by Reo trucks com
m.md the confidence of thrir owner as
found by George O. MeFarland, presi
dent of the Ilarrisburg Auto Companv,
the local distributors for this territory.
Exactness and precision in workman
ship, and painstaking care in the in
spection of each operation, part, assem
bly, and finished truck re nit' in the
ideal from the standpoint of both man
ufacturer and owner. The superiority of
Heo products is recognized. Adv. *
All very well for Kurope to wipe out
| old scores, but she is running up some
TTyVRftISBKRH STAR-INDEPENDENT, SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 26, 1914.
\ GOOD ROADS BILL MAY
MAY PASSAT SHORT SESSION |
Advocates of Measure See Hope in
Bill Getting Through Congress
Though Recent Presidential Mes
sage Ignored It
While the national legislative pro
gram is sett forth in the presidential
message did not contain any reference
to highways, it is not ininol>abie ( :>aJ
a iotui roads bill will be passed at the
short winter session of Congress.
Recently the governors of Southern
and Wr»;ern states sent the following
telegram to Prcsideut Wilson: "Wo
most earnestly urge that Congress make
goo I the Ba.timore pledge and pass a
good roads bill at the winter session,
i'ulblic sentiment overwhelmingly dc
mands it, and will sustain you in urg
ing upon Congress weil directed feder
al co-operation in road construction
Prominent in the Atlanta Good
Roads Congress among the advocates
for federal aid was Dr. S. \l. lohuson,
of Koswell. N. M. In his address Dr.
Johnson made it very clear that, while
those sections distinctively agricultural
required for their development the
market road, gully one half of the na
tional domain was not predominantly
agricultural, but devoted to mining,
the raising of live stock, or Industries
related to the presence of the health
seeker, the tourist, the leisure cla-s.
' and that through routes of travel were
; as vital to the development of the non-
I agricultural regions as the community
road was to the agricultural a reus. The
convention was fully convinced that
the point was well taken and so declar
ed in the resolutions unanimously
Dr. Johnson resided for several
veers in North Carolina before remov
ing to New Mexico, and conferences
which he has had during the i«isr fort
night with Senators Simmons and
Overman, of North Carolina, and Gov
ernor Craig, causes him to believe fed
eral roads legislation is possible at the
short session. Governor Craig feels
that there is nothing more important
than the betterment of the roads, and
he quickly secured the several govern
ors to join him in telegrams to Presi
Dr. Johnson is now in Washington.
D. and in a conference with Senator
' Simmons, who is chairman of the Sen
ale linance committee, he suggested
■ that provision be made at this session
for Congress to continue and enlarge
| the work the government has been do
; ing for experimental roads, bv making
an appropriation of $500,000 for ex
perimental post - roads and an addition
al $,>00,000 for roads across forest and
Indian reservations and other federal
ized areas where such links form parts
of established routes of travel..Senator
■ Simmons gave his hearty endorsement
to the proposal. It is unnecessary to sav
that Senators Pall and Catron, of New
Mexico, are favorable to the plan.
Dr. Johnson in commenting upon the
situation said: ''lt would seem there
fore that so «iin !e and sensible a
: proposition ought to meet the approval
jof Congress, the President, and the
gauntry at large. To re .'use to provide
| tor the continuance of the work whi.-h
the go\eminent has already undertaken
and which has been crowned with >'x
nal success, the building of experi
. mental post-roads, would seem verv un
wise, inasmuch as tentative work is
pointing the way to the solution of the
, general problem. To provide for the
extension of the work along the line
indicated seems reasonable, in view of
I the tact that in many instances, not
j only through routes of travel, and also
i market roads lie across • federalized
1 ?. roas .\ not °! > cn to entrv or eoloniz.v
' .JrVT f a, ' t . to which Dr. Johnson
| calls attention is that even in Char
lotte, N. ( .. the county seat of Meek-
I lenburg county, which was the coantv
I cited at the Atlanta Congress-as
I typical of the value of the market
■ roads, the sentiment is very strong
| and insistent for the through routes
i of travel as well, from Washington to
' Richmond, to Savannah md Jackson
; Mile, Atlanta, and New Orleans. Char
lotte is making strenuous efforts to
link up with other North Carolina
, '_®"ters, and also with South Carolina
and Georgia. U( | v *
Ride to World's Series
Motorcycles and ba-el.all! Those art
the two hobbies of William J. Jordan
and Ins son Harold, of Ipper Trov,
v V. Ath '» fall they were able to
combine both of these pleasures into
one 1, wa S while the world's series
was being played in Boston. The
oidans had decided to see one of the
games and they had also decided Mo
rle their motorcycle. H took then,
V hours to cover the 200 miles
to Boston. The return trip was made in
Think of the Qualities
and Popularity of
Trucks & Pleas
len carloads distributed from
Harrisburg siuce December 16, 1914.
Guaranteed to give Continuous
THIRD AND HAMILTON STS.
Expert Work Only '
1451 Zarker Street
Sterling Auto Tire Co.
75,000 INSPECT THE
DODGE BROTHERS' CAR
New York Attendance Runs Over 2,000
Daily, Bince Car Was First Placed
on Show; Other Cities Report Large
"I have come all the way from
Leavenworth to see Dodge Brothers'
new car and the Union Station," said
h lady to the Kansas City dealer for
Dodge Brothers, as she stepped into his
The iuterest of the lady from l.aveu
worth has been duplicated more than
To,ooo times in the past two weeks,
according to conservative estimates
made by Dodge Brothers' dealers. In
New York City alone, the attendance
•once the new car was first .placed on
the market has averaged over 2,000
daily. In tlfe west, Omaha, Kansas
City and Minneapolis report first day
records of over 3,000 visitors each.
H. P. Neighbors, < leveland dealer,
states that over 4,000 Sixth City resi
dents visited his headquarters on the
Colt-Stratton Company, Metropolitan
dealers, lent their first .ear to the
Brooklyn dealer over Sunday, and
1,500 persons drooped in on their way
As fast as cars are delivered to deal
ers iu the big cities, telegrams pour
into the Detroit offices of Dodge Bros,
containing congratulations and the
j ':iy's attendance. Automobile meii de
clare that a new car has never before
I net such a unanimously favorable re-
I ception from the motoring public.
The Keystone Motor Car Company
jure the local representatives of Dodge
I Bros, and expect to exhibit and dem
onstrate this car in Harrisburg about
; the first of the year.—Adv.*
PLAN MAMMOTH ROAD RACE
; Motorcyclist Enthusiasts of Phoenix,
Ariz., Getting Ready for Another
Pollowing right on the heels of the
gigantic San Diego-Phoenix and El
■ Paso-Phoenix motorcycle roads races,
I enthusiasts of Phoenix are planning
j another contest which promises to far
outclass either of these events. This
I meet contemplates combining the course
1 of the El Paso-Phoeuix and that of the
i San Diego Phoenix runs, making a total
| distance of 1.000 miles. And though
I the course is chiefly made up of moun
tains and trackless desert, it is the
j belief of the "Borderland Boosters"
I who are behind the movement that the
run can be made in thirty hours.
As yet the details of the project have
j not been worked out, but it is stated
| that a number of the motorcycle fae
| lories have agreed to support the event,
Wants 1015 Meet
A typically western good time is
j promised motorcyclists if they should
| decide to come to Sacramento, Oal., for
j their 191." P. A. M. convention. The
j Capital City Motorcycle Club of Sac-
I ramento has decided to go after the
j 101 ii assembly hard, and a committee
has been appointed to secure the co
operation of the civic and commercial
j bodies of the city. Sacramento has
j many talking points as an ideal con
! vontion city. It is not too large, yet
j has ample hotel accommodations. It
has an excellent mile dirt track on
I which the F. A. M. championships may
jbe held. And it is only about a three
1 1 hours' ride from San Francisco, giv
j ing those attending the convention a
! splendid opportunity to visit the Pan
| ama-Pacific Exposition.—Adv.*
Canada Announces Big Show
It is announced that the first ex
clusive Canadian National Motorcycle,
i Bicycle and Accessory Show will be
held in Toronto next March. This an
nouncement is of especial significance
because of the fact that there will be
no automobile show in Toronto next
vear, nor will there be any exhibit at
all in England of gasoline-propelled
vehicle!). The Arena Gardens building
lia« been secured for the show, wbict>
will extend over a week
One ot iiie features of the exhibition
will be a display of Maxim gun motor
cycle outfits, armored sidecars and mil
itary scouting machines.
It is also probable that the Canadian
Motorcyclists' Association will hold its
annual convention in conjunction with
To Display Motorcycles
Philadelphia is another city which
this year has planned to have an ex
clusive Motorcycle and Accessory Show,
j The exhibit will be held on the Con
j t ilien tal Hotel roof garden, February
i 13 to 20. Forty booths have been pro
vided for, and dealers of the Quaker
City are enthusiastic over the outlook
for a su.i essful show.— Adv.*
An ui usual coast-to-coast motorcvcle
'trip is that being made by Ralph O.
Hutchins, of Boston, Mass. Hutehins
is not following tlie direct route to the
Pacific, but is taking a diagonal course
to Albuqueroue, X. M. From there
he will follow the coast to Seattle and
will then make another zigzag trail to
Florida. He plans to return to Boston
along the east coast. Hutchins is trav
eling leisurely, slopping tor days in
the cities which interest him, and he
believes that when the trip is com
pleted. he will have a knowledge of
the country that could not be obtained
in any other way.—Adv.*
About 150 riders of Altoona, Pa., at
tended the recent meeting at which the
Biair County Motorcycle Club was
formed. The organization has secured
a nine-room house which is being fitted
up for club rooms.
Motorcyclists of Crown Point, lnd.,
are contemplating organizing a cinb.
The first team of a Westchester
County. (X. V.) Motorcycle Club to
finish in the New Year's Day Road
llace. will receive a .bronze statuette
which had been donated bv the Yonk
ers' Motorcycle Touring Club.
• Holiday suggestion! Give you mo
j torcycle trienu an F. A. M. membership
During the past season 187 motor
! cycles were license I to use the roads
lin Mt Tacoma National Park.
A number of Ashevilie, (N. C.) mo
: rorcyclists made a Thanksgiving Day
; run to the Black Mountains.
A continent of 35 motorcyclists, un-
I der Captain A. E. Humphreys, is ready
to go to Europe with the second Ca
nadian Expeditionary Force.
The I*ke County Poor Farm at
Crown Point, Ind., uses seven motor
Ben F. Bradenburg, sheriff of Dallas
county, Texas, says that one motor
cycle will do the work of three
mounted men, and does not cost as
much as oue horse.
John B. Dixon and Miss Gladys
Cressy, of Boise, Idaho, recently rode
a motorcycle 130 miles to Hailey,
liialio, where they were married.
Mr. and Mrs. Ward Jones, of Ltnura,
Ohio, are spending their honeymoon
on a motorcycle tour.
From January 1 to November 15
there were 20,637 motorcycles regist
ered in Ohit).
The Invincible Motorqvele Club of
Brooklyn, N. Y., has already an
nounced its annual spring run. This
is to take place on May 2. Adv. *
Mrs. Milton Smeltzer Gives Birthday
Supper to Friends
West Fairview, Dec. 26.—'Mrs. Mil
ton Smeltzer celebrated the anniversary
of iher birthday at her home on State
road by giving a supper in honor of t'he
occasion to the fallowing of her many
friends: 'Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Fox, Mrs.
Sheridan. Mrs. 'Robinson, Mrs. Em'bich,
Mrs. Ellen Troy, Mr. and Mrs. Ellen
S'troh, Mrs. Wright, Miss Pearl Zimmer
man, Mrs. Marvin IMayres. Miss Rhoda
'Bennet Mr. and Mrs. W. Newman, Mrs.
Jennie Dieerow, Mr. and Airs. J. Ale-
Cool, ot 1 Harrisburg; Mrs. C. Cranford,
'Mrs. IMahlon Foreman, Mrs. A. G. Wolf,
'Miss Cloldie 'Bogar, Mrs. F. HaWbaker,
Airs. John 'Morgan, Mrs. John Ruth,
Miss Ruth Blair, 'Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Smeltzer, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Bogar,
MT. and Mrs. John Wagner, Air. and
Mrs. Robert Oyler and son, Robert;
Aliss Myrtle Smelt/or. Martin Smeltzer,
iMiss Gertrude Smeltzer and H. M. Mc-
Afee. Miss Vergie 'Hippenateel rendered
selections on the piano during the even
Miss Catharine Cranford. a student
at Shippensburg State Normal, and
Paul Shettel, a student of lidmnon Yal
ley College, are spending their Christ
mas vacations with their parents.
The distress of the needy of the town
has been in a measure ameliorated by
individual beneficence, but in order to
better systematize the work the School
Board has kindly requested six citizens
to look up the needy and also secure
the needed relief.
An entertaininient was given Thurs
day afternoon in the third school,
taught by 'Miss Mary M.cDanuel; tho
second sc'hool. taught 'by Miss Grace
Karper, and t'he primary, taught by
Miss Mary Burkholder.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wol'pert and
children spent Christmas at Mrs. Wol
pert's home in Duneaunoti.
John K. Wentz, of Hanover, was a
guest at the IT. B. parsonage.
Interesting Services Will Be Held To
morrow in All Churches
Linglestown, Dec. 26.—'Services will
be held in the United Brethren church
on Sunday morning by the pastor, t'he
Rev. Clyde Lynch.
Services will be held in the Chur.-li
of 'God on 'Sunday evening by the pas
tor, the Rev. George Sigler.
Services will be held in Wenrich's
cliure'h on Sunday afternoon by the
Lutheran pastor, the Rev. Mr. Bittner.
Miss Wilhelmina Ball, a teacher in
the public schools at Atlantic High
lands, X. J., is spending t'he Christmas
vacation wit'h her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
iMiiss Susie I«ook on Wednesday vis
ited friends at Harris'bnrg.
The schools of this vicinity were
treated to their Christmas gifts on
Thursday afternoon toy a Santa Clans.
John Smith, a student of Princeton
University, returned on Wednesday to
spent the holidays with his mother. Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles 'Hcffe.'finger, of
Hampton, W. Va., arrived on Thursday
to spend some time with the latter's
father, the Rev. George Sigler.
Samuel Balt'hascr. of Jersey City,
spent Christmas with his mother, Mrs.
Mrs. Harry Ricker. of Hummelstown,
visited his parents. Mr. and Mrs. John
Clay on Wednesday.
Charles Linker anil family, of Har
risburg, are spending the week with
friends here. •
'Mrs. John Ilain, of Hainton. on Wed
nesday was t'he guest of Mr. and Mlrs.
Mrs. John Wert anil Miss Grace Sny
der. of Harrisiburg, on Wednesday vis
ited friends here.
Mrs. John Fox spent Wednesday with
friends at Harris'burg.
Miss Sara S'hriner, a student of Shoe
maker's College of Rlocution at Phila
delphia, returned home on Wednesday
to spend the holidays with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. George Shriner.
Mr, and Mrs. t . D. Lingle, of Her
shey, spent Christmas wit'h friends
William Aldinger. of 'Harrisburg, ou
Wednesday visited friends here.
Mr. and Mrt Harry Harlicher An
nounces the Birth of a Daughter
New Cumberland, Dec. 26.—Christ
mas was very quiet in New Cumber
land. A number of family reunions
were held and gifts exchanged.
John Beaver, of Shippensburg, spent
Christmas with relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lefever are
spending a few days with their sons,
Harry and Merl, in Philadelphia.
Mr. and Mrs. George Cobean, of Get
tysburg. are guests of Jacob Eichin
Mr. and Mrs. Ivelse.v Attieks, of
Boston, are spending the holidays with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John P.
Sweeuey and Mr. and Mrs. George At
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Kohr spent
Mr. and Mrs. Hoover, of Hagers
town, are visiting M. 1,. Baker's "fani
ily on Fifth street.
Miss Ada Horton, of Shippensburg,
is the guest of Mrs. H. D. Risenber
ger's family on Water street.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harlicher an
nounce the birth of a daughter, Friday,
•Mrs. Wolf, of Shippensbusg. is the
guest of Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Kirkpat
Karl Smith, of Philadelphia, is visit
ing iiis parents on Third street.
Mrs. C. L. Hale spent Christmas
with her brother, John Hess, at Steel
•Mr. and Mrs. George Watkins spent
Christmas with relatives at Hummels
Mrs. H. D. Eisenberger, Water
street, entertained at dinner Christmas.
Miss Ada V. Horton, of Shippensburg,
and Misses Kate and Mary Malene, or';
Professor E. G. Rose and wife spent i
Christmas with relatives nt Hazleton.
Mrs. Wilt, of Enola, spent Christ
mas with W. W. Zimmerman's family,
Mr. and Mrs. William Heed have re
turned from a visit to Virginia.
Mrs. Margaret B. Prowell spent
Christinas her nephew, H. B. Hahn,
New Concrete Bridge Opened to the
Public Tuesday Morning
;n i cur;espond *"«e.
MiHerstmrg, Dec. 26. E. W. Steev- j
er, of this place, attended the funeral
of his ibrother, Harry M. Steever, at
Avoea, Pa., on Wednesday.
The new concrete 'bridge over the
Wiconisco creek at the south end of
Market street, has .been completed and
was opened to the public on Tuesday
morning. The length of the wing walls
is 120 feet; length of arch, 84 feet;
total width, 24 feet: inside width, 2"i
feet, and tlie iiiigihest point from the
water level is 29 feet. A walk 4 feet
wide, elevated from the road surface,
will lie placed on the east side of the
bridge for the convenience of pedes
trians. The road over the bridge is to
be macadamized by the contractor, G.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Snyder, of
Middle-town, spent Christmas with
their many friends and relatives here.
Harold Light, the voung son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jacob Light, went to Ma
hantango mountain for a Christmas
tree on Tuesday. While descending the
mountain the lad fell on a rock, strik
ing his left arm and fracturing the
same above the wrist. Harold walked
to his home unaided where Dr. Rickert
was summoned to reduce the fracture.
I' 1 . K. Chance and family have gone
to Philadelphia to spend the holiday
season with his parents.
Mrs. Irene lioipkinson. of Philadel
phia, is visiting her parents. Attorney
S. S. Bowman and wife.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Lark are spend
ing a week in New York City.
G. D. Taylor, of' MiKerstown, is
spending the Christmas season with
his daughter, Mrs. J. F. Adams and
Mr. and Mrs, Charles Romiberger,
ol Sunlmry, visited relatives in town
Granville Hitter, who is employed
at the highway department at the
State Capitol, spent Christmas Day
witti friends at Donalson.
Stork Visited the Home of Mr. and Mrs.
H. A. Harrold
Sp- cial Correspondence.
Marysville, Dec. 26. —Mr. and Mrs.
H. A. Harrold announce the birth of a
daughter, Tuesday, December 22.
John, the u-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Marshall HammaUer, died Tuesday
evening of pneumonia. His remains
were buried Thursday in the Chestnut
Miss Anna Reese, of Harrisburg,
spent Tuesday with Miss Miirv Hover.
•'. S. Wise, of Philadelphia, is spend
ing sometime at his home on Dahlien
Mrs. Jennie C. R.van, of Harrisburg,
spent Wednesday with her brother. P
chauney Haney was taken to the
Harrisburg Hospital Wednesday, where
he will be operated on for appendicitis.
Mrs. Marge Balmier, of Newport,
spent several days of this week with
Mrs. Charles Brubaker.
Howard Neidig, of West Fail-view,
spent Tuesday with his cousin, Dr. o!
Christmas Service at the U. E. Church
Was Largely Attended
Newport, Dec. lib.—The Christmas
service of the United Evangelical
church ol Wednesday evening was
largely attended. A Bible was pre
sented to Miss Mabel Way, organist,
and a purse of sl6 was presented to
the Rev. M. W. fStahl, pastor.
Alvin Jones, attorney-at-law of
Pittsburgh, is spending sometime at his
home in this place.
Miss Anna Brandt, a teacher of the
Hollidaysburg public schools, is spend
ing her Christmas vacation with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. K. Brandt.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Patschke, of Al
toona, spent Christmas with Mrs.
Patschke's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bendy, of Car
lisle, are spending the Christinas holi
days with their aunts, Miss Jean Kerr
and Mrs. Mary Johnston.
L. Gilbert Shreffler, Donald Mc-
Kenzie and I .ay ton Sunday, students
at State College, are visiting their re
spective homes at this place.
Miss Irene Brown, of Krosthurg,
Mil., is visiting her sister, Mrs. H. A.
Mr. and Mrs. David Swartz were vis
itors in town Wednesday.
Community Christmas Tree Attracted
a Large Crowd
Mecbanicsburg, Dec. 26.—The early
morning Christinas services in St.
Paul s Reformed, St. Mark's Lutheran
and Church o'f God were well attended
and were very interesting.
In the evening Trinity Lutheran
Sunday school gave a cantata, entitled
"A Night in the Orient," which in
cluded a chorus of fiftv voices.
At 6 o'clock iu the ceiling St. Paul's
Reformed Sunday school rendered a
Christmas service, entitled "His iNatal
Urace Kvangelicai Sunday school,
with the church ciioir, jjave a verv fine
service of recitations and < hristmas
The First I". B. church and Sunday
school rendered a Christmas play, en
titled "Snnta's Kescue."
The choir of the Caurch of God gave
a Christmas song service under the di
rection of the choir director. Professor
J. K. Swartz, with Miss Clara Croni
leigh at the organ and Miss Marv
Sultzaberger at the piano. The choir
was assisted by visiting talent.. Miss
Alice Myers, soprano; Mrs. Sue Dugan
Fager, contralto; Robert Nelson, tenor;
Roy Mathias, bass.
Although the sky was clouded and
the streets and sidewalks icy, yet
Christmas Day was bright and pleasant
to our people generally, and our little
people were liappy. The poor of the
town were looked after ami well pro
vided for by the looal Bible and Tract
Society. The ladies of the In-As-Much
Mission, the Washington Fire Company
and church and other local organiza
The "Daily Journal" of town is tak
ing » two days' vacation. There was
110 issue yesterday or to-day.
Harry Marshall, of this place, re
ceived a nice Christmas present yester
day in the form of a notification that
the Patent Office has panted his appli
cation for a patent of a dumping auto
truck invented by him. Mr. Marshall
has been for the past ten years h
blacksmith in the employ of the Har
riaburg Manufacturing and Boiler Com
pany, and is a practical mechanic.
Andrew Rhoads, who moved to Me
chanicsburg from Monroe township
early in the year, has bought a store in
Harrisburg and will shortly move to the
Capital City with his family.
Misses Susan and Mary Clendenin.
of Philadelphia, are spending a short
Christmas vacation with their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. C. Clendenin, West Main
E. H. Bifner, of Shirenianstown, was
a business visitor here ou Thursday.
Miss Beatrice Chrlch, of this place,
can now write R. X. after her uame,
having received word this week that
she was successful in passing the state
examination for nurses, which she took
several months ago. Miss Ullrich is a
recent graduate of Jefferson Hospital
Training School for Xurses, and has
been doing private nursing under the
direction ot' the hospital for several
Dr. W. W. Strong, of the faculty of
the Carnegie Institute, is spending the
holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. 11. Strong. South York street.
Caitl invitations have been left at
each house in town urging the resi
3ents to attend church to-morrow and
inviting them to attend the services in
the tabneracle. which opens January 3.
Miss \ era Stevens, who is teaching
in Hartford, ( onn., is home spending
the Christmas holidays.
•Mr. and Mrs. Glen R. Houston, of
New York City, are guests of Mr.
Houston's mother, Mrs. 8. F. Houston
West Main street.
Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Cocklin, of Har
risburg. were guests at tile home of
Professor Kast, West. Main street,.last
Levi Martin is spending some time in
Philadelphia and expects to hear Bili.v
Sunday during his visit there.
The community Christmas tree at
tracted a crowd on Thursday evening.
The Singer band was present and
played several selections.
Thermometer was at 4 above zero at
6 o'clock this morning.
Queer Requests Made by Persons In
Search of Information
Some notion of the queer requests
made at public libraries is afforded in
an article dealing with the library of
a. western city. These instances are
Recently a man came in and askel
for some of the arguments against
woman's suffrage. The proper articles
were sought out, and the librarian
suggested that he might care to look at
those in favor of woman's suffrage as
well. "No matter," he replied warily;
"I get those from my wife."'
The widespread belief that a library
can furnish a book on any subject, no
matter how vague, is illustrated by
"1 have been asked to write a com
position on what I saw on my way to
school to-day. Can you give me any
book on it.'" Thus a boy in the eighth
grade. And then there are the high
school boys who, in a period of revolt
from poetry, returns the "Idylls of the
King" and ask if they can't get "thi<
crazy stuff in prose."
Children about to participate in a
debate cause some inconvenience. The
following subjects are not easy to give
references on: "Which Is Xecessarier,
Water or Fire!" "Which is Mightier,
the Pen or the Sword?"
The impression which some persons
have that a library can give informa
tion on any topic is not only odd, but
pleasing. Il may be set off against the
opposite notion, equally exaggerated,
that a library is of no practical use
whatever. As a sample of the first
idea consider the woman who called
over the telephone the day before
Thanksgiving and asked how to pluck
a turkey. The librarian hunted it up
in a cookbook and read it to her over
the telephone too. And the one who
asked for a brief sketch of the French
revolution over the telephone.
Those who work in the reference
room seem to consider the reference
librarian as a bureau of supplies as
well as of information. Pencils, paper,
even spectacles, ar e asked for tem
porarily. "I left my glasses at home
to-day. Can you Jeuil ine yours?" As
though, as far as the librarian went,
the glasses were merely for ornamental
purposes.—New York Sun.
The Sheet Anchor
"That was my sheet anchor"—i. e.,
my best hope, my last refuge—the
sheet anchor of a ship, which in stress
of weather is the sailors' chief depend
ence. The word sheet is a corruption
of the word shote (thrown out), mean
ing the anchor "thrown out" in foul
weather. The Greeks and Romaus
said, "My sacred anchor," referring to
the sheet anchor, which was ahvays
dedicated to some god.
Tall Blond—Gertv Giddygad's coif
fure is the envy of every girl in the
store. 1 wonder where she learned to
make a knot like that.
Short Brunette—Before she canio
here she was chief pretzel tier in a
"As free as a bird in the air,"
we say. Nor, of all the birds of tlie
aii' the eagle is king and, therefore,' ot
all birds he is the freest This fact,
coupled with the eagle's independence,
self-reliance aud unconquerable cour
age, caused it to be chosen as the em
blem of our republic.
Mrs. Wiivte—The management of
servauts is a great art, isu't it 1 Mrs.
Browne—Yes. 1 have found that there
is only one way to keep them perfectly
contented, ami that is to let them do
exactly as they please—.Somervill#
"Bliggins is a clever story teler."
"Why, be has been telling the same
storv for ycais!''
" V es. But he keeps you listening.
Every now and then he manages to
think up another beginning and make
you believe it's going to be a new
one.'' —Washington Star.