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OF INTEREST TO MOTORISTS
B It's Here! —The New Reo Six
B "The Six of Sixty Superiorities" jjj
Kg COME IN AND SEE this car which has CMM such a THIS SIX IS THE RIPEST result of Reo engineering rxpe- j
U furore in motoring circle*. rience. The very fact that we make and offer it to you ia
I EVER SINCE THE BIG **AD" appeared the evidence that the "Six" idea has now passed the realm |
D Reo line for 1915, we have been besieged by enthusiasts of uncertainty. i|
I *rho wanted to see, to study and to side in this latest Reo AND FURTHER, let us assure yon that, every one of the M
D crutioo. "sixty points of superiority" have been tried —proven— !«|
■ FOR EXPERIENCED buywi hm la—'null to look for the in fact, helped make the fame of Reo the Fifth—the 4..]
■B new Reo models from rear to year, aa an index to what Four that has for several years set the pace and is today
B the most progressive makers will do. setting it faster than ever. p'
H REO SETS THE PACE—-the standard in quality, in design OUR "SIX" DEMONSTRATOR has just arrived—or will P
H and in value—always. have by the time you read this. We've been notified it Is
H THIS YEAR more than ever, Reo hits a stride others will 1* on the Biding and it will be at our show rooms (in the
H find K difficult—if indeed poesibla— to follow. morning) (this afternoon) .a.
B THIS SIX IS SENSATIONAL not because it is a six but YOU ARE INVITED to come in and see it —look it over t'
■ becauss it is a Reo carefully, critically, and when you are convinced that it P*
■ FOR REO WAS NOT one of the fiwt to embrace the "Si*" isn't possible to buy a better car or to get a better reputa- W
idsa. Reo WM one of the last t ' on wit h it—why then place your order and insure a M
■ REO WILL NEVER BE one of the'first to adopt any innova- nFM **7 p u
■ tion—any new—any unproven idea. For Reo policy has DEMAND IS TREMENDOUS. In all the years RN IUI ;J
■ ovsr been, no* to sell kteas—immvatlusis but automo- been in business the company ha* never, even with its V*
■ biles. Dependable automobiles. matchless manufacturing facilities, been able to msks
■ AND YOU WILL ALWAYS find Rao "trailing- to just that t ,t*T P ' y "i' Wh ° Rc °*' S
B extent. Reo will never be one of thoso chance" T " ls SEASON th* demand is greater than ever-unprece-
H , ;ii i dented even in Keo history. E
H MTtr IIMTII rvtDV - . . . , SEEMS AS IF the more careful folk become in the selection p
■ of their the more do they select Reos. The
B »TTns^rhr^?.. h ! M7r.V,! n * er **>" h " ve the more do they appreciate
■ . Reo stability. Seems like. And that's the reward Reo
■ ALWAYS BE SURE—aa you have in the past has been working for all these years. 1 <1
■ to buytog thss Si* you are investing in no -a- SO COME—SEE—SELECT your Reo. Don't delsy for
petaroeoi. many will surely be disappointed. Secure
NO BUSINESS DEPRESSION
IN THE JEFFERY CONCERN
Over Fifty Per Cent, of the Automo
bile Production For the 1915 Sea
son Has Already Been Sold and
The month of March, whicth may well
be considered to mark the opening of
the spring selling neason among auto
mobile manufacturers, sees the Thomas
B. Jeffery Oomjiany with over 50 per
cent, of its total production for the
191*5 season sold and delivered. Inas
much as most manufacturers depend
upon selling from 60 per cent, to 70
When in trouble on the road, phone us Bell
Phone 1710—and we will tow you in free of charge.
We Repair and Bemodel Automobiles of every make. All work guar
anteed. Let us estimate on your repairs.
No. 5 North Cameron St., Harrisburg, Pa.
Demonstrating Truck Is Here
All merchants and others who are interested or are
thinking of buying a motor truck had better see
before placing their orders.
Demonstrations cheerfully given.
PAUL D. MESSNER
1118 James Street
Bell Phone 1009 B
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, SATURDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 27, 1915.
! per cent, of their output between March
I and the latter part of June, the .Teffery
J organization seems to be in a particu
larly enviable position.
Ait-cording to E. S. .Jordan, sales
j manager for the Thomas B. Jeffery
1 Company, the cry of business depres
sion has not come from manufacturers
who have been steadily building a re
! putaible producit and marketing it along
I sane business lines.
In commenting on the big sales made
|by his company during the winter
| months, Mr. Jordan euid, "All through
the year we have experienced a normal,
healthy demand for Jeffery cars, which
has at no time fallen below the mark,
! which we consider to be highly favor
able and highly indicative Oif proaper
j ity. Our larger models are practically
j all subject to ord-crs now. and from the
j present indication the Chesterfield Six
I and the Light Four will also be sold out
at least a month before the time we
normally set as the end of the spring
A distinctive note deeidelv in ad
vance of the usual type of construction
is the worm drive, which is beirc; used
by the Thomas B. Jeffery Company on
their Jeffery Chesterfield six t ais year.
Various experiments conducted at dif
ferent times have proven the worm
drive to be much more efficient than the
bevel type of drive which has been em
ployed in rear ax!e construction in au
tomiles for so long a time. In addition
to its increased efficiency is an increas
ed strength and an increase in the
silence of operation.
The difference in cost manufacturing
between the worm drive and the ordi
nary type of bevel gear is much more
than offset by the additional service
obtained in accordance with statements
made by Jeffery engineers.—Adv.*
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STARTLING GOWNS ON STUNNING MODELS, PRETTY MUSIC AND FUN,
ARE COMBINED IN ORPHEUM'S HEADLINER, "THE FASHION SHOP"
Where is the girl or woman in Har- |
risburg to-day who isn't, might one gay,
intensely interested in what the best
Spring styles are going to be?
And the fact that the latest gowns
MORE POTATOES, LESS BREAD
Advice of U S. Officials in Present
Wheat and Bread Crisis
B;i Associated Press.
i Washington, Feb. 27.• 1 If wheat re
l mains at its present high figure or con
tinues to rise in price and if there is a
: corresponding increase in the price of
bread, scientists in the Department of
Agriculture suggest thct the ordinary
household will find it advantageous to
cat more potatoes and leas bread," HHVS
j a statement issued to-day at the de
"With potatoes at sixty cents a
bushel, ten cents' worth—or ten
! pounds—will give the consumer a little
more actual nourishment than two one
| pound loaves of bread at five cents
each. If prices change sufficiently to
make it desirable from a financial point
of view, there is no scientific reason
why potatoes should not be substituted
to a great extent for bread."
LAWYEBS' PAPER BOOKS
' Printed at this office in best style, at
.owest prices and on short notice.
I from Paris will be donned by clever
I and pretty girls, who can certainly
wear clothes, and can sing and dance
just ns well, makes it doubly interest
, I ing.
INTEND RUNNING HAYNES i
AUTO MOTOR 50,000 MILES
Speedometer Shows Distance on United
States Map the Machine Would i
Travel From City to City Were It
"At the Newark, New Jersey, branch
of the Haynes Automobile Company,
the motor of a Haynes Light Six was
started on the first day of last Decem
ber, and had been running night and
day until at the present time the speed
ometer registers over 20,000 miles,'
states George W. H. Roberts, of Koib
erts & Hoin, distributors in this ter
ritory for the Haynes, America's First
Oar. "It is the intention to this
motor running continuously, until tihe i
50,000 mile mark is passed.
"The entire car is mounted in the '
show window on blocks so that the rear
wheels may revolve and operate the j
speedometer. The hood is removed and 1
the motor runs without any auxiliary i
cooling agent. The surrounding* tem
perature is that of the salesroom. No '
adjustment is permitted at any point.
The valves are to be used the entire
50,000 miles without regxinding and
the spark plugs are not to be touched.
The vaccum system of gasoline feed
is employed so that it is a simple mat
ter to refill the gasoline tank from time
to time. The oil consumption is aver
aging 500 miles to the quart. But one j
pint of water is poured in the radiator ;
after each 850 miles of travel. The
gasoline consumption is averaging 22
miles to the gallon.
"An unique method of illustrating
the performance of the Hayne's Liu lit
Six under test has been adopted. The
•mileage indicated by the speedometer j
is marked on a large map of the Unit- I
ed States so as to give a graphic rep- |
rose n tat ion of what distance would 1
have been covered had the car been |
actually traveling on the road. A minia- j
ture automobile is mounted on the map '
and moves from city to citv as the '
motor runs off the mileage. A heavy [
black track is left bcthind. So far, the i
miniature automobile has made an com- I
plete circuit around the coast and bord-'
er line of the United States and has j
completed a trip across the continent ;
to the Pacific coast and back."—Adv.* j
Cut This Out Now
If you don't want it to-day, you may !
next week. Send this advertisement and j
5 cents to Foley & Co., Chicago, 111., ]
writing your name aud address clearly.
You receive in return three trial pack
ages—Foley's Honey and Tar Com- |
pound for toughs, colds, croup and grip- |
pe; Foley Kidney Pills, for weak or j
disordered kidneys or bladder; Foley
Cathartic Tablets, a pleasant, whole
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thing for winter's sluggish bowels and
torpid liver. These well known standard
remedies for sale by George A. Gorgas,
16 North Third street, P. B. B. Sta
The royal name In geology Is un
dotibtedly that of Charles Lyell. It
was Lyell who did for geology what
Copernicus did for the heavens and
Darwin for the realm of biology—gave
it true rendering by finding out and
stating its true laws. Before Lyell's
time geology was largely romance, but
In "The Principles of Geology," pub
lished in 1830, the old catastrophic
view of the formation of the earth
heard its deathknell, and from the pub
lication of that great work we are to
date the birth of real geology.—Ex
Aluminium bronr.e was Invented by
the French chemist Deviiie in 185!» and
was used experimentally for the man
ufacture of domestic utensils and ar
ticles of jewelry. It has the color of
gold aud retains its brilliancy, not be
ing attacked by salt water or the at
mosphere. It consists of 10 per cent
of aluminium to 00 of copper. It has
, tenacity of Bessemer steel and when
heated Is easily forged and rolled.
His Family Tree.
Andy—And you say that Is a picture
of your family tree?
"But the tree has no foliage on it?"
"No. Tou see, I'm Scotch descent
»nd my ancestors wore kilts nnd went
frith bare limbs."—Yonkers Statesman.
On the Right Track.
"But I no spik ze English goot."
"It's a cinch, kid. You stick around
me and I'll soon put you wise to the
We must all toll or steal, which is
Well, these are some of the striking
characteristics of "The Fashion Shop,"
a delightful one-act. musical comedy
that comes to tile Orpheum next week.
The latest fads of feminine finery will
By LOUISE B. CUMMINGS
One quiet evening In the Hammer of
1913 • pair of yon rig lovers stood on
a bridge that crossed tlie river Lya, In
Belgium. The.v were there for a part
ing. The young man was to leave for
the coast early the next mo>nlng and
thence for America. Nothing could be
more peaceful than the scene about
them. A young moon stood in the
west. If nn occasional breeze Stirred
tlie leaves on the trees they were stir
red lightly. As for sound, there was
only a slight gurgle beneath them as
the current passed the abutment of the
"Mina." said the young man. "cheer
up. it will not b/» long before In Amer
ica I shall have saved enough money
to seud for you. That we may have
a definite time to be reunited I prom
ise you that one yenr from today, if
not before, you shall receive the pas
sage money to bring you to me."
"And I, Hans, will work and save
so that If you do not succeed in gain
ing enough to send for me I may have
enough for the journey."
When the year had passed a great
change had come over Belgium. The
Germans were pouring into the coun
try from the east, the French from the
south. Wilhelmina had received let
ters from her lover in New York that
money would be sent her for her pas
sage. but before It was dispatched the
war had stopped the mails.
On the anniversary of their parting,
at evening. Wilhelmina went to the
bridge on which they had stood a year
before. It was now a ruin, more than
half of It having been destroyed. Here
and there across the fields were flashes,
followed by a distant roar of guns,
while searchlights syit their columns
of light across the sky like the tails of
What should she do? Her home had
been that day in the line of fire and
was a rnln. Before leaving It she had
snatched up her savings, and these she
had with her. Standing there in the
Identical spot where she had stood In
quiet with her lover, she resolved to
go to bim if possible.
There was no way of announcing her
coming beforehand. She had neither
writing materials nor a way to send
a letter. Indeed, it was doubtful if
even she could break through the line
ot war to reach the coast And if she
arrived at a port would she find a ves
sel? Nevertheless she turued her face
toward Holland and set off in the dark
Her adventures are a long story bv
Itself. Fortune favoring, she reached
Itotterdam in safety and there found
that she had the means to buy n steer
age ticket on an outgoing steamer to
On the arrival of the vessel the eiui
grants were landed at Elli»,is!and. and
Wilhelraina among others brought
before the emigration commissioners.
There she was asked how she would
bo provided for In America, and when
she said that she had no money she
was told that she would be sent back
Her modesty, the consciousness that
she was coming to marry a man with
out a special bidding, had caused her
to conceal what she expected. Be
sides, suppose Hans had changed!
But the prospect of being sent back
to a land running In blood, where even
the little home in which she had been
born and always lived had been level
ed. overcame her reticence, and she
told a love story that no pen, however
Inspired, could put on paper.
"Hans must be found!"
Such were the instructions given to
a messenger, who departed on his er
There Is a committee of Belgians In
New York whose purpose It Is to look
after their incoming fellow country
men. The head of the committee was
found, and he in turu started a hunt
Ever since the war had broken out
Hans hnd been anxious about his Wll
helmina. He had not dared to send her
his savings for Tear they would be lost
Indeed, one of the troubles brought on
by the war was the inability to send
funds to Europe. He had written her,
but without expectation that she would
receive his letters. As to receiving let
ters from her, he had no faith in that
Hans was at work one aflernoon
I bo donned by Blanch Latell. lately
' featured with "Naughty Marietta" and
f a bevy of other clever girls. Hugo
. Janson, Europe's famous fashion de
-1 signer, also ploys an important role in
wuen a ttfliow woiiunan came to uuii
and told him that the boss wished to
see him In the office. Hans laid down
his tools and reported as directed. Be
found beside the boss a man. who ask'
"Are you Hnns Wichtel?"
"There is a girl on Rills Island wb#
came over from Belgium. She says yot
will marry her."
"She says her name is Wilhelmina."
"Marry her! Of course 1 will marry
her. Where can 1 Bud her?"
Hans wished to go at once to Ellis
Island, but suddenly remembering thai
a man in overalls was not In weddlns
costume tidied himself up. then set of!
lo Join his sweetheart
If the authorities had any donht
about Wilhelmina's story it was dis
pelled hv tlie fervent embrace of the
lovers Itut rincle Sam's emigrant offi
cials take no man's promise of mar
riage. anil there are no breaches of
promise In his large family A man
went with the couple to the city hall
in New York, where a license was pro
cured. Then the pair went to the of
lice of the Belgian committee, where
the marriage ceremony was performed.
MEASURING THE STARS.
What Is Meant by First and Second
Magnitude, and So On.
The classification of the stars Into
orders of magnitude, depending on
their apparent brightness, was under
taken a little hastily, with the result
that many stars have been found
which are brighter than stars of the
first magnitude. Aldebaran is a typical
star of the first magnitude, but Siriua
is much brighter. Consequently the
system of classification has to be ex
A star of the first magnitude is 2.5
times as bright as a star of the second
magnitude; a star of the second mag
uiiude is 2.5 times as nrigbt as a star
of the third magnitude, and so on.
Stars which are 2.5 times as bright as
n star of the first magnitude are called
stars of 0 magnitude, while stars 2.5
times brighter still are said to be of
the —1 magnitude, and so on.
Professor Ceraski has made measure
ments to determine the magnitude of
the siiu, reckoned in this way. My
adopting different methods of measure
ments he reaches very accordant re
sults. and it appears that, our sun is a
star of the —30.5 order of magnitude,
which mi ans that it sends us as mucli
light ax 880,000.000 of stars of the first
At the distance of a little over four
light years— i. e.. about 20,000 times its
present distance—lt would be n star of
the first: magnitude, so that, considered
as a star, it is nothing out of tlie ordi
nary .-—Pittsburgh Gazette-Times.
SAVING A CITY.
Ducazel's Method Was Unique, but H
It was in the year 1868, after a bat>
tie in tlie Spanish revolution of thai
year, and the streets of Madrid were
filled with angry crowds that wen
bent on destroying everything and
every one. Suddenly an unknown mai
appeared at the city hall.
"Give me a band of musicians," h«
said, "and before nightfall X shall con
trol nil Madrid."
He must have been a man of raw
personality to have been able to per
suade the authorities In that dark houi
to give him anything.
But he got the musicians and wen<
out with them to wander through th«
city. While they played he sang—pop
ular street songs or some old national
air. When these bored the listener*
he mounted old boxes and told funnj
tales and got the populace amused and
By nightfall peace reigned in thi
city, and the mob broke up and went
home to bed. The man's name wai
Felipe Ducazel. and he was only twen
ty two years old when he cleverlj
achieved this result
We are told a deal about heroU
things in saving countries by long
terrible rides at night or by the sacri
fice of oneself by dying in somebody'i
stead, but few of us hear of any on«
who saved a town by laughter.-*
Laying It on Thick.
"Did you ever notice how dauby
some pictures look at close vision?"
"Don't speak so loud. I told
I girl she was as pretty as a picture."—
the act, as doos Karl Oorr, Broadway'i
favorite "rube" comedian.
Claud and (lordon Bostock, well
known theatrical producers, ar»
sponsors of this catchy and uuiqut
j vaudeville playlet..—Adv.*