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I THE SONGS OF OTHER DAYS
Selected By J. HOWARD WERT
She had written her little letter:
It was hard enough to do.
With mistress forever ringing the bell,
Always for something new.
When the spelling was very uncertain,
And the writings blotted and slow;
But she's written her little letter.
Over the sea to go.
It will carry her last month's wages—
A couple of pounds at least.
It means for the dear home people.
No end of a happy feast.
A little shawl for tier mother.
And shoes for the baby's feet,
For the pal e-faced ailing sister.
Some delieate things to eat.
By Margaret E. Sangster
Out of the chill and the shadow,
Into the thrill and the shine:
Out of the dearth and the famine.
Into the fullness divine.
Up from the strife and the battle
(Oft with the shameful defeat).
Up to the palm and the laurels.
Oh, but the rest will he sweet!
Leaving the eloud and the tempest.
Reaching the bairn and the cheer,
Finding the end of our sorrow.
Finding the end of our fear.
Seeing the face of the .Master
Yearning for in "distance and dream."
Oh. for that rapture of gla iness!
Oh, for that vision supreme!
Meeting the dear ones departed.
Knowing them, clasping their hand?,
All the belo\ed and true-hearted.
There in the fairest of lands!
Sin evermore left behind us.
Pain nevermore to distress;
("hanging the moan for the music,
Living the Saviour to bless.
BANKRUPT FOR $94,158
' ar i
Harrwoo Grey Fiske. the husband ot
Minnie Madden Plske and one of tbe
best known theatrical managers and
producers in America, has filed a vol
untary petition in bankruptcy In tbe
United States District Court in New
Mr Flake pare his liabilities as KH..
198 and his assets as J78.7&4. Several
playwrights and Mrs. Minnie Maddern
Fiske, bis wife, figure among his cred
A fox on emergency will sham dearh
to perfection. A master of hounds once
noosed a fox in a whip as he bolted be
fore a terrier. The fox a:i;ieared to
have been strangled. When held up
by the scruff of the neck his eyes were
seen to be closed, his jaws gaped and
the body hong limply down from the
band. He was placed tenderly on the
ground only to dash off to covert.—
She follows her little letter.
Over the plunging sea.
Sits again by the smoking peat.
And leans on her father's knee.
There are gossiping neighbors calling.
Xo end of kith and kin,
I And they laugh and chat and linger,
As their endless tales they spin.
And it isn't work forever.
With bells that make one start:
And it isn't only the wages;
It's something tugs at the heart.
And sets her laughing and crying.
As she follows across the sea;
\\ hat she wrote at her kitchen table.
When she had a half-hour free.
Why should we fear at the dying
That is but springing to life,
Whv > ould we shrink from the struggle,
Pale at the swift closing strife.
Since it is only beyond us.
Scarcely a step and a breath.
All that dear home of the living.
Guarded by what we call death!
There we shall learn the sweet meanings
Hidden to-day from our eyes
There we shall waken like children
Joyous at gift and surprise,
ome. then, dear Lord, in the gloaming.
Or when the dawning is gray!
Take us to dwell in thy presence—
Only Thyself lead the way.
Out of the chill and the shadow.
Into the thrill and the shine;
Dut of the dearth and the famine,
Into the full divine.
Out of the sigh and ttie silence
Into the deep-swelling song;
Out of the exile and bondage
Into the home-gathered throng.
Elections That Were Not in Accord
With the Popular Vote
I One on God s side is a majority, said
W endell Phillips. Luckily for Ameri
can presidents majorities are not re
quired. else a good many of them never ,
would have reached the White House. |
Pennsylvania's only president. James
Buchanan, had nearly 40.000 fewer
votes than his competitors. Old Rough
and Beady Taylor landed the job with 1
only 4 7 j«r cent, of all the ballots cast.
Lincoln was a decisive minoritv pres- 1
iient, and he went to the White' House
with only forty out of every hundred j
votes that were polled. Wcodrow Wil
son got into office by an almost equal!v
slim majority, having a trifle more
than 40 per cent, of all ballots.
Neither time he was chose® president
did Grover Cleveland have half the
votes of the United States with him.
Strangely enough, the other time he j
was nominated and when he was beat i
!cn by Harrison. Cleveland, although
the loser, had the greater number of'
votes by nearly 100.000.
Hence Cleveland won twice on a mi-1
nority. but lost once with a plurality. I
Tilden ha i not only more votes than !
Hayes, but more than all his competi-1
j :ors combined, yet he wasn't president,
j "arfleld, like Hayes, was a minority
There seems to be as great luck in a,
j minority as in the divine right of ma-1
10rities. Philadelphia Ledger.
A Chance to Increase Your Income
I . the current issue of "Farm and
l Fireside appear* an interesting, prac
| tical article on trapping, a neglected
1 source of revenue. The point is made
that many animals formerly thought to ;
be of no value are now of "great value, j
Among sui-h animals are, for example,
skunks. The writer of the article tells |
how to trap such animals and follow-1
ing is a brief extract from the article:
•'Under present conditions, when the I
hight cost of living is always staring us
in the face, no source of revenue shoul 1
I>e overlooked. One of the good things t
that is often overlooked is trapping;
Fur-bearing animals are frequently •
found in plenty in the fields and wood
lands, and their hides will bring good I
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 2. 1915.
Funeral of Richard J. Earnest to B«
Hold Tuesday Afternoon
£o»cl« i Correspondence.
Hxunmelsto-ini, Jan. 2.—Th« funer
al of Richard J. Earnest, who died yes
terday morning, will take place Tues
day afternoon at 2 o'clock from his
residence on Main street. Sorvicee will
be hold at the house and will be con
ducted by the Rev. H. 8. Games, pas
tOT of Zion Lutheran church. Inter
ment will ibe made in the Humnielstown
Announcement is made of the wedding
of Shlcsser and Miss Mary
Wells, which took place in Fort Wayne,
Ind., on December 15. Mr. Shlesser was
formerly employed in the bake shop
of J. H. Wise and Mrs. Shlesser is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wells,
formar residents of town, who now re
side at Port Carbon. M.r. and Mrs.
Shlesser will rwhle in Peru, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. John Dewalt and Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Burridge and son, Del
mar. were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Noah
Jones, at Harrisburg. yesterday.
M ss Frances Lundv, of Philadelphia,
and Miss Elizabeth Lundv. of Heading,
spent several day* with their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. James Lur.dy.
The Rev. Roibert A. Bausch, pastor
of the Reformed chuivh. will conduct
services at Union Deposit, to morrow
Miss Aliw XKson. of HarrisSwrg,
was the guest of her aunt. Miss Oarrie
E. Hummel, vestffday.
Masses Hattie send Minnie Shuli, of
visited at the home of
Mrs. Mary Fnr'.ing yesterday.
William Ku ly. who resided in the
property of A. H. Hummed, on East
High street, has moved into the now
house recently erected by Richard B.
Earnest, on West Hiah street.
Evangelistic services will be held
each evening at 7.45 o'clock in the
United Brethren church .hiring the
month of January. The first of the serv
ices which will be conducted by the
pastor, the Rev, A. 8. Lehman, will be
held to morrow evening.
Leslie t>:nwike, president of Ursinus
College. 'oileseville. visited at the
:iome -.it" Mrs. Mary Landis. North Rail
road street, this week.
Miss Hettie Karling spent Thursday
evening with friends at Lebanon.
Mrs. P. \\ . Hart well is spending a
few days with her mother, Mrs. Sarah
Chappie, in LambertviHe K X. J.
• Mrs. Harry Wells and daughters,
Ruth and Emily, of Port Carbon! »:>ent
several days this week with Mr. 'and
Mrs. George A. Hicks.
rs ". Charles Saylor and son, Carl,
are visiting relatives at Reading.
Russell Baker, of Reading, spent this
week with his aunt, Mrs. William Bp
Many people from town spent yester
day afternoon in Harrisburg and wit
nessed the mummers' parade.
Peter \. Behney was a visitor in
Miss Erema Dice and James Brownhill
Marysville, Pa., Jan. 2.—(Miss Emma
Dice and James Brownhill were married
yesterday by the bride's pastor the
Rev. «. B. Bidlack. at the M. K. parson
age at West Fairview, Mis- Dice is the
oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Di<e. Brownhill is n son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Brownhill, of Pittsburgh.
They will visit Pittsburgh an I other
western cities on their honeymoon.
S. M. E.'pley an! H. E. Walters
spent Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Miss Anna Warner, of Baltimore, is
visiting her mother. Mrs. Catherine
Miss Xina Ruth, of Highs-pire, is vis
iting Mary De^-kard.
Mrs. Kate G. Hoss. of Baltimore,
spent several days of this week with
her mother, Mrs. Julia Gettvs.
Miss Mary Bower is spending two
weeks with her sister. 'Mrs. M. O. Sheaf
Jesse Xace. of Baltimore, is spending
some time with relatives in town.
Miss Helen Gnaa, of York, is visiting
her aunt.i Mrs. H. E. Bover.
Charity Lodge of Odd FeUows Holds
| Special Correspondence.
| Halifax. Jan. 2.—Charity Lodge Xo.
! S2, I. O. O. P.. held their annual ban
quet on Friday evening. It was largely
Mr. and Mrs. H. Stewart Potter an
nuunce the birth of a daughter, Thurs
day, December 31, ll 4 14.
M*s. L M. Bowman and daughter,
Margaret, of Altoona, spen; several
days the past week with relatives in
Miss Margaret Wolstenholine and
Miss Florence Stocke, both of Philadel
phia, are guests of the former's sister.
Mrs. Frederick C. Smith.
The new Halifax Grange building has
been completed and is now ready for
Watch night services were held in
the United Brethren and Methodist
churches on Thursday night.
Miss Esther Keiter, of Harrisburg,
and Miss Gertrude Keiter. of Williams
town, spent several days the past week
with their Claude Keiter, and
New Year Arrives With Little Dem
onstration in the Borough
i Special Correspondence.
Meehanicsburg, Jan. 2. —The new
' year was received here with little dem
onstration. The banks and postoffice
observed the usual holiday hnyurs. Very
many of the citizens spent the day in
Harrisburg, the Mummers' parade be-
I ing the attraction. This town was
represented in the parade.
The final preliminary rehearsal of
the tabernacle choir was held Thursday
evening in the bethej of the Church of
God, under the direction of ProfessoT
J. R. Swart z. There are about one hun
' dred and fifty members now enrolled
in the choir, and more are being added.
: Professor Hohgatt, who will hav?
charge of the choir during the cam
paign, will arrive in town to-day.
The Standard Bearers, a young Wom
en's Missionary Society of tb? Metho
dist church, held their monthly meet
ing Thursday evening at the home of
Miss Xellie Haslett, Wert Locust street.
Thursday evening Mrs. George F.
Coble entertained the class taught by
her in St. Mark's Lutheran Sunday
school, at her home, West Locust street.
I The members of "the class are Misses
I Beatrice Heikes, Josephine Campbell,
PLEASURE SEEKERS TO BE ENTERTAINED AT TWO WORLD'S EXPOSITIONS
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CALIFORNIA E XPOt>»TiQN ,SAN DIEGO
With the chill winds of winter
sweeping the North and the East, with
most of the coiiutry north of Mason
and Dixon's line and east of the
Kockies under a blanket of snow that
Is likely to rpuialii until spring, the
exodus "to a laud that is fairer than
this" is now beginning.
The professional tourist, like the
• lad of the desert, seeks always
something new. something diverting,
something different, and herewith are
set ft'nt> the enchautmeuts of those
alluring places "whose |x>wers can
crown old Winter's head with flowers."
Several reasons routriintte to the
belief that the winter resorts of Amer
ica will tills -ensou lie called upon to
provide entertainment tor the greatest
nutnlier of pleasure seekers in their
careers. Of course, the priucipal rea-
Hazel Tink, Ijeali Knoll. Nada Keefer,
Anna MUIIUIID, Dorotliy Ross, Ethel
Stine. At the same time Mr. Coble
i entertained his class'of young men ;tu.t
the young people spent a very delight
ful closing evening of the year. De
i iicious refreshments were served.
Mrs. Sarah Barrick. of Steelton, lias
sold a lot on South Arch street to 1..
A. Dil.er. Nt private- sale. The lot is
1 opposite Mr. IKller's residence. Con
I suleraiion private.
Professor David Harman, of Hazle
ton, is a jar-st in the home of his ni<ve,'
! Mrs. Harry Marshall, West Main street.
I Professor ilarman is a prominent edu
-1 .-ator and was attending t!-e meeting of
the State Teachers' Association in
' Harrisburg this week.
Miss Blanche Boistline spent Thurs
j day with Harrisburg friends.
There were seven deaths in this
! place during the mouth of December.
•I. W. Barrick. of Steelton. was a vis
f iter here Thursday.
The sleighing has been excellent in
this place and vi?iftity the past ten
, days an i has been indulged in very ex
j tensi vol v.
Miss Stella Marshall, organist of the
Presbyterian church, is spending a va
cation with Philadelphia friends.
To-day was "Horse Company Day"
here. The annua! meeting of the Allen
laal Kast Pennsboro Society for the re
covery of stolen horses and mules was
held in Franklin Hall. Two sessions
were held, one this morning and one
! thi< afternoon.
i The opeuing eercice of the tabor-'
| naele which was announced for to-1
morrow, has been postponed for a week j
land will be held Sunday, Jr.n-.ary 10.
| This postponement is in order that the
I ground may be thoroughly dried and
licated and the frost all gotten Gut be
fore the sawdust an. 1 shavings are
placed in the tabernacle. 'Hie he.it'.ngj
with the stoves will be continued and
the blew pipe which Mr. Marshall has
been using on the ground will al»j be
used again by him. It has a great vol
ume of. heat.
Services preparatory to communion
were in St. Mark's Lutheran
church last evening and this afternoon.
: Communion services will be held to
To-morrow morning the pulpit of
Trinity Lutheran church will be filled
by the Rev. G. M. Diffeudorfer, 1). D„
of Carli-le, general secretary of pas
tor's fund of the General Synod of
At the meeting of the Woman's
Club, heH last evening at the home of
Mrs. C. Oleudenin. the committee which
had been appointed to purchase over-
BRINGING IN TURKISH PRISONERS OF WAR AFTER AN ENGAGEMENT
TURKISH PRISONERS =SI
shoes and other useful Christmas gifts
for needy children of the town, mado
its report. It was decided to postpone,
,on account of the union evangelistic
campaign, the club reception, which is
usually held in January. The lesson
study, on "The Rite of the Kingdom
of Prussia, *' was conducted by Mrs.
Pirestine, and the remainder of the
program was devoted to the consid
eration of "The German at Home."
The town is full of visiters on ac
count of the annual "Horse Company
Miss Martha Schafliirt is visiting
relatives in Morcersburg.
Professor A. B. Hess, of Chambers
burg, formerly of this place, was a
visitor here this week.
The boys and girls are making good
use of the last of their vacation and
are enjoying skating and coasting to
the fullest extent.
Work to Be Resumed at Woolen Mill
Special Correspondence. 0
New Cumberland, .lan. 2.—The Mis
sion Band of St. Paul's Lutheran
church met at the home of MTS. Harry
! Lingle. Sixth and Bridge streets, this
afternoon. The Children's Sewing Cir
; de of the Lutheran church also met at
Mrs. Lingie's home.
The New Cum'berland School Board
j will meet on Monday evening.
I John C. Spahr, of York, called on his
brother, G. W. Spahr, and family, this
Miss Miriam Lenhart and Miss Man-
Wright attended a masquerade party at
the home of Miss Lillian Beach, Harris
burg. Thurs lay evening.
Mrs. A. .1. Reesor and son. of York,
-oent several dava with Mr. and Mrs.
H. P. Kohr.
Work will 'be resumed at the Susque
hanna woolen mill next Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Golt, of North
Carolina, were guests of Mr. and !Mrs.
Samuel Blodgett the past week.
The oSicial board of Trinity I'. B.
church held its regular monthly meet
ing last nigtit at S o'clock. To morrow
the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper
will be administered at 10.30 a. m. and
7 p. m.
Ma's. Given, of Harriefburg, sfvent
Thursday with her aunt. Mrs. Catherine
Jlr. and Mrs. P. C. Reigan and daugh
ters. Jane and Nora, of Hammond, In
diana, spent Wednesday with M. A.
A union service 'beginning the Week
of Prayer will bo held in Trinity I'. B.
ohurvli Monday evening at 7.45 o'clock.
| The Rev. S. N. Good, pastor of the
; Church of God. will preach the sermon I
j on this occasion.
| Mrs. Geiger, of Wormloyfburg, colled !
on friends iu Now Cumberland Tliurs
; l ' a . v -
Workmen employed on the opposite
side of tlhe river are walking on the
ice to and from work.
The watch night services at Trinity
United Brethren church wore well at- I
] tended. One of the most interesting |
features of Hie service was the strong,,
helpful sermon preached by the Kev. i
iJ. R. Hutchison. Following the sermon
: a consecration meeting was held in
which nearly all present took part. The
I pastor, the Rev. A. 1!. Ayres, had charge
I of this service.
i Oil January 1. soon after the mid
night watch, Clair E. Anderson, ot be
' moyne, Pa., and Miss Carrie V. Went/,,,
of this place, were united in marriage
bv the Rev. A. R. Ayres at the United
I Brethren parsonage.
To-morrow the llolv Communion will
I l>e administered at Baughman Memorial
j M. E. church. The pastor, the Rev. ,1.
. j V. Adams, has planned for this service '
( J specially to mark the opening of the ac- j
. : tivties of the church for the new year !
| ami 'has asked each member and adher-
M int to be present. In the evening at
• 7.30 the Rev. Mr. Adams will make a j
; j new year's address, "What It Means
j to Live."
I Mrs. James Shaffer, of Burnham. is j
| visiting her mother. Mrs. Kaufman, and !
, sister, Mrs. Harry Hawn.
( Mr. Crone, who resides with his daugh
ter. Mrs. Hostefter. on Market street,
had a fall on the ice. cutting a gash on
. his head.
Elmer Stewart, a chemist of Frank
ford, Indiana, who spent several days
I with his cousin, John McPanel, of
' Bridge street, left yesterday for Porto
'. Rico, where he has accepted a position
I in a sugar refinery.
The Town Council is 'having some re
( | pairs made to the Couniil chamber.
Alice Joyce To-day at the Photoplay
. | Miss Alice Joyce, popular Kalom
- t star, appears to-day in a two-act drama,
f "The Mayor's Secretary." The last of
r the *"Beloved Adventure" series, fea
-1 i turing Arthur Johnson as "Lord Ce
jcil" and Ix>ttie Briscoe as "Betty," 1
tithe girl from the West, will be shown.
3 Miss Katlilvn Williams and Charles
Clary appear to-day in a Selig drama,
- "Until Death Do Us Part." This foa
- ture deals with the woman, the athlete
. and the physician, all of whom were j
shipwrecked and find shelter on an is
t land. AiW. *
son Is that excursion travel to Europ«
has 1 >i'ou almost wholly checked by the
Those who have songht the balmy
air of the Riviera or of other Mediter
ranean shores are turning their eyes to
the West Indies, to Hercnuda and to
South America. And those who have
already made these Western world
pilgrimages predict that once the Euro
pean habitue goes to these new resorts
he wilt have been won completely.
The resorts of the Western world
have spared no effort to provide ade
quately for their greatest of years.
Added to the marvellous attractions of
the great hotels that line the Florida
coast and dot the islands of Southern
waters two magnificent world's exposi
tions have been arranged. One, the
i'unntna California Exposition at San
Diego, which opens the early part of
January, revealing to the world an en
trancing vista of blossoms and fruits,
of Industry, of Romance and of the half
told history of a section that was In
habited centuries and centuries before
Columbus was born.
A little more than a month and a
half later the great Panama-Pacific
Exposition at San Francisco will open
its portals and bid the world to
enter and be entertained. Here will be
displayed all the marvels of man's In
genuity. combined with scenes that
uiu.it entrance. Both of these exposi
tions will continue until the end of the
KREIDLER HEADS HOPE CO.
Former Councilman Re-elected Presi
dent By Fire Fighting Organization
The luemtbors of the Hope Fire Com
pany last evening held their annual
meeting and for the fourth consecutive
time elected Augustus H. Kreidler, a
j former Common Councilman, to head
the organization as its president.
The other ollicers for the ensuing
j year are Ephraim Painter, vice presi
; dent; William L. Windsor, 3d, secre
tary; John C. Kindler, treasurer; Ed
ward Halbert, tieorge Shoemaker, Ed
win Keys, trustees; Ralph MeCord, li
brarian; the Rev. Harry Nelson Bass
, ler, chaplain; Samuel OTsen, company
engineer; H. A. Chayne, R. F. McKee,
F. L. Kindler, auditors; William Mc-
Coy, James Wolf, W. IJ. Windsor. Wil
i liani Stewart, F. L. Kindler, safety com
mittee; James Wolf, Samuel Olson, A.
W. MahafTee, delegates to Firemen's
Union; O. E. Osier, delegate to Fire
men's Relief; Charles Sprue ebank,
Ralph MeCord, Harry Miller, investb
gating committed; A. W. Mehaffeo, F.
L. Kindler, Harry Miller, Ralph Me
! Cord, Oeotye J. Shoemaker, William I>.
| Windsor, 3d. Charles Sprue (rtmnk, Wil
! liam Halbert, James Wolf and L. Brin
. ton, board of trustees.
Cat Beats All the Rat Traps In the
In the current issue of "Farm and
i Fireside" appears a department called
j the "Headwork Shop" in which con
tributors give practical suggestions
base I on their own experience. One
contributor tells as follows how she
got rid of rats on her farm:
"We used to see rats most any time
making a bee line from grain struck to
lumber pile or pig pen. They clwmbed
stalks oif corn to fea.st on the ears, they
ate the grain in the feed boxes (the
horses ofen standing back waiting), ate
grain in the field, got into the eom
eribs :tnd granaries, and into the house.
"We shot them, trapped th<<in with
steel and wire trajw, until ve could
catch only young ones. We wee afraid
to use poison on account of dogs, chick
ens, and stock .At last a neighbor show
el me whait a good eat she owned. This
eat carried rats, mice, sqifi»rels and ralb
bits to her kittens. Our dontfalb ended
in mv bringing home two liittens name-1
Sambo and Peanut. They) were fed at
regular intervals, so had /no excuse for
stealing. Pretty soon theyjbogan tossing
mice around out iu the/ yaTd. They
would catch seven or eight a day.
Next it was young rats ind as t.lio cats
! grew latter it was old fats also."