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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH Established list PUBLISHED BY THE TEI.KUILA PH PRINTING CO. E. J. STACKPOLB President and Editor-in-Chief F. R. OYSTER Secretary OUS M. STKINMETZ Managing Editor Published every evening (except Sun day) at the Telegraph Building, 21* Federal Square. Both phones. Member American Newspaper Publish- Association. Audit Bureau of Circulation and Pennsylvania Associ ated Dailies. Eastern Office, Fifth Avenue Building, New York City, Hasbrook, Story A Brooks. Western Office, Advertising Building, Chicago, 111., Allen & Ward. . Delivered by carriers at s '* cents a week. Mailed to subscribers at $3.00 a year In advance. Entered at the Post Office In Harris burg, Pa., as second class matter. Seors dally average (or the three ★ moaths rndlnr NOT. 30,1914, A 23,180 * Average for the Tear 1915—91,577 Average for the Tear 1f»12—:31,175 Average for the year 1611—18,881 Average fer the year 1910—17,485 MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 14 PAY FOR GUARDSMEN IT Is suggested that the National Guard could be considerably in creased in efficiency if the men were paid for their services. There is good sens© in this. The patriotism that takes a man to the colors as a volunteer when his country calls is one thing, to laboriously drill week after week, giving up evenings that might be employed in gainful enterprise or amusement is another. National Guardsmen would form part of tho first line of defense if the country bo invaded. On their effi ciency, both as to personal prepared ness as well as equipment and sup plies, would depend largely our ability to halt the progress of an enemy until wo could fit for the field the millions of men who would volunteer. If tjie Guard Is worth anything its value lies in ability to respond to instant call. No better way of taking men into its ranks could be found than by making the service a means of increasing their incomes. Adjutant General Stewart has done wonders with the Guard of Pennsylva nia under the difficulties and restric tion* which hedge the organization about, due to niggardly appropriations and antiquated legislative ideas. The State Armory Board's activities have been a step in the right direction, but the nation and the State must join forces more effectively in the future . than they have in the pa&t if the standard of tho organization in Penn sylvania is to be materially raised. For Instance, theTe should lie about Harrisburg, within an hour's call, at least one full regiment of Infantry, in cluding machine gun companies ivud other complements. This remanent should be fully up to regular army regulations in every feature. It should be the flower of the organization, ready to be swept into the rr.nks of the na tion's defenders without a minute's de lay for preparation. And along the new Capitol Park extension, with sid ings leading into thein, should- be a series of armories and supply houses well stored with arms, ammunition, camp equipment and everything need ful for an army in the field in shape to be loaded on the instant. The United States will never be at tacked by any nation if we are pre pared to resist. The only temptation to invasion would be the hope of doing in this country wha.t Germany tried for and almost accomplished in France victory at the very start by over whelming numbers in the face of weak opposition. HOME WORK COUNTS IT waa with a great deal of wisdom that the educators of the city de cided to make "home work" one of the big factors in the domestic science course at the Central high school. Each girl when named at roll call, Is required to give an account of the practical work she did at home that day or the day before. Those who report a creditable amount done, re ceive high grades; those who do not, receive marks according to their negli gence. Judging by the reports sub mitted to the cooking instructor, near ly every one of the several hundred taking the course have been doing fully as much at home as at school. The results of such practice are two fold- First the students learn to do things with those materials which may be at hand in the work-a-day realm of mother's kitchen; second, they get valuable little suggestions from their mothers who have that wealth of knowledge which only long experience can give. Then, too, It can not but give many an overworked mother a feeling of gratitude to the school board for pro viding a course of study wherein her daughter Is compelled to help "get dinner!" SOWING AND REAPING THROUGH careful investigation and study of the city's schools for defective children, a special writer for the Telegraph has oomo to the conclusion that alcohol and vice are the two chief causes for the many "tragedies of childhood." What does this mean to you? Father, mother, are you leading auch lives that your children may eomo day reap what you aro sowing? Young man, young woman, are you doing the things which some time will rebound upon your children in weaknesses and defects of body and mind? Thare is hardly a man or a woman who wllllnyly would do an Injury to a ■lfftie ehild, l*t alone the children of MONDAY EVENING, '! their own flesh nnd blood. And yet, when alcohol Is poured Into the sys tem or those other dissipations Indulg ed in that go to destroy manhood or womanhood, a death blow is dealt the health and happiness of the little ones of the far-off future. This Is not a new truth; It is as old as the race. But have our people been remembering it? have many not been forgetting that "the Iniquity of the fathers" is visited "upon the chil dren unto the third and fourth gene ration?" We're not proud, but we would like to call the attention of some nearby towns, who are boasting of Christmas Saving Club receipts amounting to $5,000 or SIO,OOO, to the fact that the Telegraph Employes' Association saved almost $9,000 last year. This as sociation is run by the employes them selves, for their own benefit, and tho fact that thoy were able to lay by $9,000 In this way, aside from what they save in other ways, is a tribute to their thrift and enterprise. MICHAEIJ MTARTY FAITHFT'L service is bound to win recognition. No matter how humble his station in life, he who puts a little more into his job than is required, who works for the love of It rather than for the wage, will in tho end reap his reward. We have in mind at this minute one Michael McCarty, a watchman for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Every child in Swarthmore knows nnd loves Michael as a man worthy of respect and regard. For sixteen years he has stood sentinel at the railroad crossing. Ills solicitude for the chil dren passing to and from school has meant not a single accident in all these years. With this in mind the Home and Bchool Association of that town determined to express the community's appreciation, so the members got to gether and presented Michael with a beautiful loving cup. On one side of the silver cup is an engraved reproduction of the safety gates behind whjcli Michael has stood through wind and rain, sunshine and storm. Over it are the words "Safety First." On the other side appears this inscription: "1898-1904. To Michael McCarty, for faithful service to the children of Swarthmore, from the Home School Association." That is how it happens that McCarty stands so well at headquarters that the Pennsylvania Railfroad Company has put him on its roll of honor and given him place In its monthly bulletin as an tdeal employe, with the assurance that when it comes time to lay down his flag Michael will be given a comfort able pension to see him through his old age. It's an 111-wind that blows nobody good. Hundreds of men out of work rejoiced that yesterday's snowstorm gave them an opportunity to earn a day's wages. HELPING THE DESTITUTE HARRISBURG is responding nobly to the call of the destitute both at home and abroad. Our peo ple have given generously, but they have only begun. The approach ing Christmas season will see our gifts poured out more lavishly than ever be fore. In the glow of the Christmas spirit, the anniversary of the birth of Christ, with its "peace on earth, good will to ward men/' we should hold no brief for any of the warring nations. Our thoughts should be with the suffer ing ones of all. We should sweep from our minds all human prejudice and "realize that all the men of the fight ing countries are equally our brothers through God's creative hand," broth ers in acknowledgment of a common divinity, brothers in human love, hope and aspiration. There are vacant chairs and hungry families in Austria, Germany and France, as well as in Bel gium. We should remember them all, making our contributions applicable to the situation that those in charge of the great work of relief believe is most in need of them. And finally, let us think well upon the fact that we In America are up standing in the Master's work of spreading the thought of peace and good will over all the earth, while the older nations who should have learned long ago the lesson we are now trying to teach, are tearing at each other's throats. The Chamber of Commerce Bulletin for December ought to be read from cover to cover by everybody having the good of Harrisburg at heart. It is full of bright, readable matter of particular import to the businessman and is as optimistic of the city's future as the most enthusiastic booster could desire. WHAT'S THE MATTER? WHAT'S the matter with Kan- According to figures given by an investigator for "The Outlook," here are a few of the things the matter with Kansas at the end of her thirty years' prohibition of the sale of alcoholic liquors: No insane in eighty-seven of her 105 counties. No feeble-minded in fifty-four of these counties. No inebriates In ninety-six coun ties. Poorliouses -empty in thirty-eight counties. Fifty jails empty and sixty-flve counties without a prisoner in the State penitentiary. Only 600 paupers In entire State. Grand Jury not nailed in some counties In a decade. Mortality rate drops from 17 to 7 per 1,000. Only per cent, of Kansas popu lation illiterate. Here's hoping something soon gets wrong with the other States. City Council ought to consider peri lously the erection of a municipal isola tion hospital. We force persons hav ing smallpox and other contagious dis eases to accept the treatment provided by the city. We compel them to va cate their homes and enter the city's own institution. It is our duty, then, to provide for them every comfort and convenience possible. The structure near the poorhouse is antiquated and unfit for hospital uses. Yv'e doubt' wtietlieiva court would compel any per son who set up his will against thac of the Board of Health to accept treat ment there under present conditions. 1 EVENING CHAT 11 Now that the period of lawmaking is drawing nigh, attention Is being once more directed to Capitol Hill, where In three weeks there will gather the men chosen to alter, mar or repeal the statutes or the Keystone State. There will be discussion of mat ters of general Import and oratory of more or less forco will resound through the green and the blue cham bers of the General Assembly. In view of the rapidly approaching day some speeches are probably being pre pared now. Last session was notable, especially in the House of Represen tatives, for the number and variety of the speeches. There were 106 brands of oratory, some excellent, some me diocre and some poor, «ome vigorous, some weak and some puzzling. No session in recent years developed any thing like the oratory flung against tho puinted celling, which in the end served mainly to fntten the Legislative Journal at public expense. Hours were devoted to discussion of bills; in striking contrast to the restricted time permitted in the days when "Square Deal," Voice of the People," "Free Speech" and various other catch phrases were not bandied about as freely. In fact, when one looks back I over tho days of the last Legislature it is astonishing how men of sound understanding permitted themselves to bo bored by a lot of talk just be cause It was a period of popular un rest, and how little men monopolized time that was golden, and belonged to the whole State, and how men leaned over backward in efforts to give fair play and were taken advantage of by some who will not be back in the ma hogany seats as a result of the recent election. A couple of men of lone ex perience on the "Hill" were discuss ing things connected with the last session that appear funny now, but which were serious then. One made this suggestion: Behind the chair of the Speaker In the House, or rather just a little above it, there is a space In the Abbey decoration that was taken up by the dias that used to rear itself over the Speaker's chair. This has been painted coal-color, probably because there is a figure of a miner on the painting beside It. The House was satirically called "the cave of the winds" by a newspaper cor respondent last session. Now I should think that It would be a good thing to paint in that space, in letters of gold, a short address; one that is a model of English, a magnificent expression of thought, something that will live forever as an example for orators, as well as patriots. I mean Lincoln's ad dress at Gettysburg. lien and women played golf on the three courses about Harrisburg on Saturday afternoon and people took rides and walks along the Susquehan na and among' the valleys of Dauphin and Cumberland county in plain view of snow-covered mountains. The after noon was one of those remarkable periods that come in mid-December, when the winds art not keen and the air makes outdoor exercise not only a relief but a pleasure. The First and Second mountains and the York hills were covered for half their height with snow, the fall being heavy and the crests appearing as though some giant hand had sprinkled them with sugar. The snow line was rather sharply marked, especially on Second mountain, while the tops of the First, especially that wall dividing Cumber land and Perry counties, was dusted with snow In irregular lines. The number of visitors to the Capi tol has been showing some rather un usual turns lately and, according to what men about the great building say, there are more roaming through the corridors on Saturday afternoons and on Sundays than before. In fact, it seems as though Sunday was be coming a rather popular visitors' day, although the departments are closed on that day and the guides have that day to themselves. There are appar ently a good many who are content to gaze on the beauties of the rotunda and the legislative chambers. Incidentally, it intent be added that a courthouse is a rather unusual place to find sightseers, yet scarcely a week goes by but some person drops in to see what the courtrooms look like and if they can see one of the judges on the bench they are well satis&ed. Most of these vlstors are people from the county districts, many of whom never «et here except once or twice a year. Two men made a bet. One wagered that while he could buy "Tipperary" in a music store he could not get "Die Wacht Am Rhein." They went to two stores. At the first the clerk, scenting some fun, gravely declared that all they had in stock was the "Star Span gled Banner" and, managing to dig up both of the foreign songs, made three sales, in the second store they said they were neutrals and had every one of the national airs and those made popular by the war. 1 WEIL KNOWN PEOPLE 1 —The Rev. S. G. Teagarden. the chaplain of the State Grange, has held that office for years. —Dr. L. E. Levy, an authority on immigration at Philadelphia, says the war has cut it down very much. —Drs. 11. G. Hartman and E. S. Snyder are the. presidents of Lancaster councils and both would lie willing to succeed Mayor McClain. —Henry Houck will be one of tho speakers at the Brumbaugh dinner in Philadelphia Wednesday. —Dr. Hamilton W. Mabie, of New York, is to be one of the speakers at Philadelphia lectures this week. —Congressman J. N. Langham, of I Indiana county, says he is glad to get back to practicing law. I wWkNflW— I That Hnrrlsbtirit Is quite n center for tho manufacture of paper boxes? There is no work of genius which has not been the delight of mankind; no word of genius to which the human heart and soul have not, sooner or later, responded.—J. R. Lowell. < \ Salesman Talk For Manufacturers No salesman approaches two customers in exactly the same way. Rather he guides his argument to suit Individual temperaments and conditions. One reason why newspaper ad vertising is so effective Is be ■ cause of its adaptability. ft can be expanded or contract ed to meet local conditions. It can meet competition with the most effective welcome. It can take adva.ntnge of un expected opportunities. Manufacturers win* want to know bow to use newspapers or-* invited to address the Bureau of Advertising, American Newspa per Publishers Association, World Building. r New York. HARRISBURG afSi& telegraph NO POLICY YET ON REAPPORTIONMENT Republican Leaders Say That the Matter Has Not Been Given Consideration at All AT URGE SYSTEM BOOMED Governor Working to Clear Up All Appointments; Ambler Candidate For Speaker Considerable sounding out of senti ment In regard to reapportionment of the State into congressional and legis lative districts Is going on among State officials and men who will sit in the next general assembly and in all prob ability several bills will be drawn for submission, but it is stated at the Capitol that no policy has been out lined. The State has not been appor tioned since 1906, the pressure of so many bills last session preventing con sideration in 1913. —\yiUle It has been stated that the Republican organization prefers to maintain the at-large system of elect ing the extra four members, Just as it did for ears prior to 1906, some <>f the leaders are not disposed to invite criti cism by falling to apportion the State live years after the census has been taken and especially when conditions in some districts show inequality of population. —Elaborate calculations and maps were worked out last session and arc on hand for the assistance of the law makers in taking up the subject. —Governor John K. Tener is plan ning to complete all of the appoint ments he has to make within the next three weeks and on January 2 or 4 he will announce the name of the man he will appoint as judge to succeed Rob ert S. Frazer on the Supreme Court bench. Jf Justice John Stewart should resign by thnt time the Governor will name President Judge George Kunkel, of this county, to the place. The Gov ernor is having lists of trustees and other appointments gone over so that he will be In shape to make all ap pointments. The selection of the pub lic services commissioner will come about Clirlßtmas time. —Representative Charles A. Amb ler, of Montgomery county, a local op tionist. Penrose leader and legislator of long experience, has been sprung as a candidate for speaker of the House by Senator-elect Frank P. Croft, of Montgomery, a personal friend. Ambler has been a member of the committee on appropriations for sev eral years and is also an authority on roads. The entrance of Ambler and the declaration of the Vares that if Wilson announces his candidacy they will be for him has started the friends of R. J. Baldwin to working hard, llab good is also getting busier than ever and friends of George W. Williams, of Tioga, have their coats oft for him. —llazleton people who are opposed to State Chief of Mines James E. Roderick are working out a bill to require the chief of mines to live in Harrisburg and to have two assistants, one for the hard coal Held and one for the soft coal basin. —A dinner is to be tendered to Gov ernor-elect Martin G. Brumbaugh at Philadelphia on Wednesday. Promi nent residents of the State will speak. —Men all over the State are Inter ested in the contest for the election of president of the Union League at Phil adelphia to-night. The candidates are Senator W. C. Sproul and John Grib ibel. —The Democratic State headquart ers was formally opened in Philadel phia to-day. The people there say that the move was for the convenience of State Chairman Morris. —Prominent Democrats in Philadel phia, who hud hopes of averting a war between the Morris and Hoskins factions ef the reorganization wing have given it up. There will be a three-cornered Democratic light un less the president steps in and shuts down on some of the brawlers. -Senator-elect Horace \V. Schantz, |of Lehigh, is out with a declaration that he proposes to offer a bill to rid the State of the nuisance in election laws. lie is against personal registra tion and enrollment and thinks that the time has come to simplify the bal lot. lie is also against the nonpartisan act, the hunters' license and mercan tile appraisement. The senator will [take his seat next month and have all his bills ready. Then they will go to committee. THE CELLO Among my friends I count a cello, A dear old plaintive, soulful fellow, AY ho bends his neck close to my ear, And whispers secrets sweet and clear In measures soft and mellow. And when I at the fall of night His sweet companionship invite, He snuggles closely by my knee, And purrs and sistis in sympathy— •He reads my thoughts aright. For should I dream of love, his deep- Ton<<d, throbbing strings the gamut sweep Of old, sweet mem'ries fond and true. Of bowers rare and skies of blue, That Love's dear secrets deep. And if perchance a martial rage Has seized me that I may assuage, Only a# he with vibrant strings In march and triumph booms and sings Until I turn the page. Should I on Sorrow's ocean drift First slowly, faster, then so swift He gathers up the moods T feci, And winds them back on life's vast reel, With all the tajigles rift. —Bennett Chappie, in National Maga zine for December. [From the Telegraph, Dec. 14, 1864] Exchange Prisoners Charleston. Dec. 14. Prisoners were exchanged here to-day. Clone to Savannah Washington, Dec. 14. —Sherman re ports that he is close to Savannah. Capture Transports Washington, Dec. 14.—Several rebel traiyports and blockade runners load ed with cotton have been captured. I I [From the Telegraph, Dec. 14, 1864] Newspaperman Dead S. J. Kea, Harrtsburg, correspond ent to Philadelphia, died here torday. Teachers Meet County teachers' institute met at Middletown. Town Quiet Local affairs nro very dull. Getting ready for Christmas la the only feature Just now. i I OUR DAILY LAUGH 1 A Chriatmaa Sur- Intlmntea Swrprlae Is Helen Swift He I want to a friend of yours? surprise you this Yes. What has Christmas, she beon saying She—Well, vou about me? can; by buying mn exactly what I tell you I want. IT SNOWED By Whit Dinger I don't feel quite so good to-day (The reason 1 well know); It's all because of yesterday's Prollflc fall of enow. The ground was scarcely covered o'er With white, ere both my boys A sled ride, with me at the rope, Demanded with much noise. I tugged and pulled and pushed that sled Around three good sized blocks, O'er pavements smooth, and unpaved streets Filled with big. Jutting rocks. And then last night when into rain The snow changed, wifey said: "Get out and shovel snow"—l did 'Til time to go to bed.. , I'm strong for all this sentiment About a Christmas white. But. gee, I hate to shovel snow Upon a rainy night. And if the blamed snow has to come Why does it choose a day When I'm at home to rest a bit And chase my rest away? CHRISTMAS FANCIES When Christmas bells are swinging above the ilelds of snow, We hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago. And etched on vacant places Are half-forgotten faces Of friends we used to cherish, and loves wc used to know — When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow. Uprising from the ocean of the pre sent surging near, Wc see, with strange emotion that is not free from fear, That continent Elysian Long vanished from our vision, Youth's lovely lost Atlantis, so mourn ed for and so dear. Uprising from the ocean of the pre sent surging near. When gloomy gray Decembers are roused to Christmas mirth. The dullest life remembers there once was joy* on earth, And draws from youth's recesses Some memory it possesses, And, gazing through the lens of time, exaggerates its worth. AVlien gloomy gray December is roused to Christmas mirth. When hanging up the holly or mis tletoe, 1 wis Each heart recalls some folly that lit the world with bliss. Not all the seers and sages With wisdom of the ages Can give the mind such pleasure as memories of that kiss When hanging up the holly or mis teltoe, 1 wis. For life was made for loving, and love alone repays, A« passing years are proving, for all of Time's sad ways. There lies a sting in pleasure, And faine gives shallow measure. And wealth is but a phantom that mocks the restless days. For life was made for loving, and only loving pays. When Christinas bells are pelting the air with silver chimes, And silences are melting to soft, melo dious rhymes, Let Love, the world's beginning. End fear and hate and singing; Let Love, the God Eternal, be wor shipped in all climes, When Christmas bells are pelting the air with silver chimes. —Ella Wheeler Wilcox, in National Magazine for December. BOOKS AND MAGAZINES The Putnams have in press for im mediate publication a biographical and critical study of the Life and Work of Professor fleinrich von Treitchke. by Adolf llnusrath, to gether with nine of Treitschke's Es says/ in which the scholarly author sets forth the policy that is to be pur s.ed by Germany for securing a domi nating influence in Europe and throughout the world. Treitschk£ was a close friend of Bismark. and his list of pupils included' the political and the military leaders of the pre sent generations, such, for Instance, as Bernhardt Bernhardi. Bern hardi's book makes constant refer ence to Treltschke as the final auth ority and guide for German national action. Lord Acton said of Trelt schke that "he was the one writer of history who is more brilliant and more powerful than Droysen; he wiltes with the force and inclsiveness of Mommsen, but he concerns himself Make Your CHRISTMAS a Hummer WE CAN SUPPLY THE RIGHT GOODS AT THE RIGHT PRICES Are you looking for good value in Plants? We are in a position to give you the best to be had. If you buy our stock we can assure you that you will have the satis faction of getting quality that is bound to please you. Therefore take no chances at this season, and let us fill your Christmas orders. Af V Place Your Order Now Plants For Christmas nt 'jL uft ,, v Begonias, Cyclamen, Ferns, PolnscttiM, Holly Trees, Dracaena Terminally, Cro- HOLLY WREATHS tons, etc. k MISTLETOE RISERS WREATHS I brief mac Trppc LYCOPODIUM WREATHING V/11l UllllUJ I I VV«J Bf i LYCOPODIUS- WREATHS Wholesale and retail. We have the k . , , r> ,„„ T.'™» only car of Canadian Ilalsam Eur Trees mmS-J 4V l<aurel. Ground Pine. Crows Foot, tox coming to Harrisburg. 300 of these are fRVT JP Tail Ropeing, Southern Wild Smllax, Pine already sold. The kind that do not fall Ijftk, Tops. Sheet Moss, also our Native Moss. off. Our business has been so seriously interrupted by the construction immediately in front of our door of the subway to go under the C. V. R. R. tracks and conditions are such that it is almost Impossible to reach our store. We have been compelled to locate at' Nos. 106 and 108 South Second Street, in the Adams Building where we will have a grand Christmas opening and where we will subsequently continue our seed and Imple ment business. We. take this opportunity ot thanking our many friends In view of the unfavorable conditions favored us by the use of the Telephone and patronizing our salesmen we were compelled to send out. HOLMES SEED CO. No. 106-108 South Second St n/CTU PIIANCC BKI.I, <lB ADAMS Btril.UllS'n DUin rnunw c. v. 7« HAHMI«B»;HO, PA. DECEMBER 14, 1914. i"Thc Quality Store" Appropriate Xmas Gifts I and Suit Cases | Traveling Bag or a Suit Case—they give years and years of W service—and the recipient of such a gift will always appre- I ciate your thoughtful remembrance. , W: Timely Special Values in Bags w V TKAVKIJKC BAf!S made of genuine cowhide leather, either A i Black or Brown—in 16, 17, 18-inch sizes—all leather lined and .m W : with double leather hand-sewed reinforced corners. Especially '»• W pood values at $6.00 and $6.%0. Extra OA T t special at <p«J.UU ft V FITTED TRAVELING BAGS, made of genuine cowhide W X leather —fitted with soap-box, comb and brush, tooth-brush holder X m. un, l mirror—leather lined and substantially made. 3 m* Worth $7.50 easily. Extra special at •• iw. SUIT CAKES, made of Fiber, Sheepskin and cowhide, in Bus- jif W set and Brown shades—-all linen lined and have shirt fold with two Mr V straps inside —some have reinforced leather corners—all handles A » are sewed and riveted on. All 24-inch <*l OQ nfj fi: cases. Unusually good values at «p 1.1X7 IU \J\J I L. W. COO K | J I I with a period within the memory of living men and deals with pregnant problems that are still demanding solution." The publishers have planned this volume with the belief that there should, at this time, be interest and service In tracing the influences which have brought the German Km per or and his advisers, and so large a pro portion of the German people back of the Imperial Government, to the state of mind in which they entered upon the present struggle for the domina tion of Europe and for the political leadership of the civilized world. A DKTERMINED WILL There is no chance, no destiny, no fate Can circumvent, or hinder, or control The firm resolve of a determined soul. Gifts count for nothing; will alone is great. All things give way before it, soon or late. What obstacles can stay the mighty force Of the sea-seeking river in its courne. Or cause the ascending orb of flay to wait? Each will-born soul will win what it reserves. Let the fool prate of luck! The for tunate Is he whose earnfjt purpose never swerves; Whose slightest action or inaction serves The one great aim. Why even death stands still And waits an hour sometimes on such a will. —Larcom. REHEARSING PROGRAM Special to The Tdegrafh Daupliin. Pa., Dec. 14.—The„Sunday jschols of the borough are busy prac ticing for the different Christmas en- > Be Independent A Bank Account will make you so. Start one to-day. The First National Bank invites your account for any amount over one dollar. You can deposit large or small amounts, and get a regular pass book, which enables you to draw or deposit your money at will. On this modern plan you can draw a part of your money without disturbing inter est on the balance, and if your money has been here three months, you will get o per cent, compounded semi-annually. » One of the Strongest and oldest banks in Central Pennsylvania; Capital stock $100,000.00 Surplus 500,000.00 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, 224 Market Street, Harrisburg, Penna. tertainments to be held next week. The Presbyterians will hold theirs on Weden»day evening, December 23; tho Evangelicals, on Thursday evening, December 24; the Methodists, on Christmas evening, and the Lutherans, who will have a cantata instead of an ' entertainments have not decided upo« a date. r \ A Camera Gift Why Not? A never-ending source of enjoy ment to the one, and always a pleasant reminder every day in the year of your thoughtfulness. Prices range from .$2.00 to $25.00 According to size and mechan ism. Forney's Drugstore 426 Market Street SILVERWARE 26 pc. Set. consisting of 0 knives, 6 forks, 6 teaspoons, ti tablespoons, butter knife and 1 sugar shell, from $5.98 up. JOS. D. BRENNER Dtnmoiid Merchant anal Jeweler No. 1 North Third St.