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ATTORNEYS WILL
FILE BRIEFS IN
FARE PROTEST
No.New Testimony Submitted
Except That of Elec
trical Engineer
Charles L. Bailey, attorney for
the Harrisburg Hallways Company)
was ordered In the protest of
Charles Qulnn against proposed
rate increases by the Ilarrlsburg
Railways Company, heard by Com
missioner Alcorn of the Publlo
Service Commission, yesterday after
noon, to tile his brief with the com
plainants within fifteen days. Ten
days will be allowed Arthur Rup
ley, attorney for Mr. Quinn, In which
to file his response after which the
case will be ordered for argument
before the full Commission.
Joseph W. Lewis, an electrical en
gineer, was called to the stand to
testify as to the physical examina
tion of the lines here, lie said he
had spent most of his time on ex
amination of the appraisement lists
as presented to the Commission and
less on actual examination of the
lines of the company.
lie declared that it should be pos
sible to construct single line tracks
such as arc in use In Harrisburg
for $40,000 per mile, allowing for
fifteen inches of paving on each'
side of the tracks. This figure is
$20,000 below the value placed on
such tracks by the traction com
pany. Mr. Bailey argued, however,
that the topography of this terri
tory, which requires more than the
usual number of bridges to be con
structed by the traction company,
together with certain rental values
which boost the cost of construction
in this torrltory.
Since the last hearing In the case,
by permission of the commission,
three auditors had made an examin
ation of the company books. T. J.
Bud was In charge of this work. He
was assisted by John P. Geyer and
Ira Rider. No new testimony as to
the capital stock of the corporation
was introduced as a result of the
examination of the books. Treas
urer O'Connel, of the traction com
pany, was on the stand and testified
as to certain amounts paid to small
traction companies taken over by
the Harrisburg Railways Company,
but no new evidence was presented.
1 Tells How to Stop a
Bad Cough
I? BnrpHln* result* from this funotw
2J old homp-raa<lp syrup. Easily
(•) prepared aud costs little.
If you have a severe coush or chest
co'.d accompanied with soreness, throat
tickle, hoarseness, or difficult breath
ing, or if your'cliild wakes up during
the night "with croup and you want
quick help, try this reliable old home
made cough remedy. Any druggist
can supply you with 2!g ounces of
Fines. Pour this into a pint bottle
and fill the bottle with plain granu
lated sugar syrup. Or you can use
clarified molasses, honey, or corn
evrup, instead of sugar eyrup, if
desired. This recino makea" a pint
of really remarkable cough remedy.
Jt tastes good, and in spite of its
low "cost, it can be depended upon
to give quick and lasting relief.
You can feel this take hold of a
cough in a way that means business.
It loosens and raises the phlegm, stops
throat tickle and soothes and heala
the irritated membranes that line the
throat and bronchial tubes with such
promptness, ease and certainty that it
is really astonishing.
Pinex is a special, end highly con
centrated compound of genuine Jsor
way pine extract, and is probably the
best known means of overcoming severe
coughs, throat and chest colds.
There are many worthless imitations
of this mixture. To avoid disappoint
ment, ask for "2tg ounces of Pinex"
with full, directions and don't accept
anything else. Guaranteed to give ab
solute satisfaction or money promptly
refunded. The Pinex Co.. Ft. Wayne..
Ind.
COLDS
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ccldf. tt" ccids and obitinata colds,
sod all forms of Grippe and Influenza.
It relieves the read, nose, throat and
lengs almost initaatiy. It prevents pneu
moma, grippe, influenza and diphtheria
Price 30c at any drug store Use Munyon'r
P i* Paw Pills as a laxative
Diet and Care Chart sent free. Address
Munycr.'s Laboratories, 54th and Colum
bia Avenue, Ph'Udelchia.
1~To" RELIEVE CATAR-l
RHAL DEAFNESS AND I
HEAD NOISES \
If you nave Catarrhal Deafness or
are hard of hearing or have head
noises go to your druggist and get
1 ounce of Parmint (double strength),
and add to It 14 pint of hot water and
little granulated sugar. Take one
tablespoonful four times a day.
This will often bring quick relief
from the distressing head noises.
Clogged nostrils should open, breath
ing become easy and the mucus stop
dropping into the throat. It is easy
to prepare, costs little and is pleas
ant to take. Anyone who has Ca
tarrhal Deafness or head noises
should give this prescription a trial.
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liquid, does this by ahaorptloa.
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package. At tetlet coasters la Me.
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price.
I'REE book mailed la plain
ooaled envelope on request. De
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Hew York.
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A'RONESBAY EVENING, WA.RHISBURO tASAt TKI.EORAPtt JANUARY IS, 1919,
COMMITTEE) FOR
COMMERCE BODY
ARE ANNOUNCED
Prominent Busincemmctt Aro
Named For Important
Civic Work
The organisation of the Harris,
burg Chamber of Commerce for the
work of ism ha been completed,
and the standing committees Were
announced this morning,
Thero aro ten standing commit
tees, ns follows: Exeoutlve, agrl.
cultural, Industrial, publlo affairs.
m l n'L clty ' historical, convention,
luncheon, membership and hous-
UI?.
The historical commutes recent-
Si Wa . a decided upon, to compile a
record of Harrlsburg's participation
in the war. Its president Is C. M.
Nead, president of the Dauphin
County Historical Society.
There Is no merchant's commit
tee, as formerly. Instead, It was
announced, a Retail Merchants' Bu
reau will be organized among the
mercantile .members of the Cham-
Der. It will be organized much the
same as the Manufacturers' Council
recently created, which has done
such effective work. Included will
be merchants of all kinds, and the
executive committee of the bureau
will be made up of a merchant from
each branch of the mercantile busi
ness. Thus there will be one gro
cer, one dry goods merchant, one
druggist, and so on down the line.
The executive committee will elect
is officers, and consider matters of
importance to the merchant mem
bers of the Chamber. It will func
tion within the Chamber, and be an
integral part of the larger body.
The committee members announc
ed to-day are:
Executive—Arthur H. Bailey, John
S. Musser, G. & Reinoehl, E. J.
Stackpole, George B. Tripp.
Agricultural—Donald McCormlck,
chairman; E. S. Gerberich, L. F.
Haehnlen, Todd Henderson, E. B.
Mitchell, George G. McFarland,
Walter S. Schell, George M. Spang
ler.
Industrial—F. J. Hall, chairman:
Arthur D. Bacon, Edward Bailev, W.
T HUdrup. C H. Morgan, W. J. Rose,
James C. Thompson.
Public Affairs—E. E. Tracy, chair
man. J. William Bowman, John T.
Brady, J. E. Glpple, E. S. Herman,
David Kaufman, A. C. Stamm, Cap
tain H. M. Stine.
Publicity—W. C. Alexander, chair
man. V, H. Berghaus, A. Boyd
Hamilton. Dean Hoffman, Harry
Lowengard, E. Fred Rowe, C, L.
Shepley, G. M. Steinmetz.
Historical—B. M. Nead, chairman;
Arthur E. Brown, Charles B. Fager,
Jr., George A. Gorgas, John A. Her
man, G. Ross Hull, L. E. McGinnes,
Thomas L. Montgomery, William S.
Snyder.
Convention C. Floyd Hopkins,
chairman: Charles "W. 8011, R. E.
Cahlll, Clark E. Diehl, Eli X. Her
shey, R. H. Lyon. F. C. Sites, H. L.
Wiggins.
Luncheon —Mercer B. Tate, chair
man: George N. Barnes, F. J.
Brady, M. W. Fager, B. M. Ogelsby.
Membership—F. L. Wright, chair
man; Albert L. Allen, A. H. Arm
strong, J. H. Bell, Roy D. Beaman,
A. M. Blake, B. F. Blough, Charles
K. Boas, L. M. Bricker, M. A. Brln
ton, Joseph Claster, F. J. Consylman,
F. E. Coover, F. F. Davenport, B. B.
Drum. Robert A. Enders, L. L. Fer
ree, Lee Goldsmith, B. B. Harring
ton, John Heathcote, John C. Her
man, Eli N. Hershey, J. C. Jessup,
H. M. Kirkpatrlck, J. H. Kreamer,
John A. Marshall, Robert L. Myers,
Charles E. Pass, P. B. Rice, J. W.
Rodenhaver, S. S Rutherford, John
C. Soutter, J. A. Thompson. R. W.
Troup, J. H. Wallazz, A. A. Wert,
M. A. Cumbler, M. R. Alleman.
Housing—J. Horace McFarland,
chairman. E. C. Cowden. E. R.
Eckenrode, George E. Etter, Farley
Gannett, Ross A. Hickok, Paul
Johnson, J. L. L. Kuhn, C. L. Long,
Henry B. McCormlck, F. B. Mus
ser, P. D. "Wagoner, E. Z. Wallower.
Dinner Will Be Given
Miss Helen R. Leib For
Faithful Red Cross Work
Miss Helen R. Leib, of the Home
Service Section, Harrisburg Chap
ter. American Red Cross, will be the
guest of honor at a dinner to be given
to-night at the Penn-Harris Hotel.
Invitations have been issued to the
following close associates in Red
Cross work:
Mrs. Lyman D. Gilbert, Miss Mar
garet Ringland, Miss Catherine Kel
ker, Mrs. H. E. Lucas. Miss Anne
McCormick, Mrs. G. H. Orth, Miss
Carolyn Lynch. Mrs. Walter Spof
tord, Mrs. James I. Chamberlain,
Mrs. William Jennings, Mrs. C. A.
Waite and Miss Leib.
Miss Leib has won many friends
through her faithful and efficient
service in the local dhapter. Much of
the credit for the present splendid
condition of the Home Service Sec
tion is given to her because of un
tiring service.
Harrisburg Soldier First
Reported Missing Now
Is Listed as Killed
Three soldiers from this vicinity
are included on to-day's lists of
casualties. Private Percy A. Chron
ister, 1533 North Fourth street, pre
viously reported missing in action, is
now reported killed in action. Pri
vate James H. .Mack, of Williams
town, previously reported missing in
action, is now reported sick in hos
pital. Private Roy Charles Marshall,
of New Cumberland, previously re
ported missing in action, is now re
ported returned to duty.
800 Killed, 5,000 Hurt
in Argentina Uprising
Washington, Jan. IS.—Approxi
mately 800 persons have been killed
and 5,000 injured In the strike dls'-
orders in Buenos Aires, according
to adviees received yesterday at the
State Department.
In making this announcement. As
sistant Secretary of State Phillips
said the Socialists, with whom the
majority of the labor organizations
implicated in the strike are asso
ciated, refused to be further identi
fied with the strike disorders. F.
M. Quintana, Argentine charge d'af
falrs, to-day received a cablegram
from his government, denying that a
dictatorship had been established
In Argentine by General Delleplane.
w. C. T. V. MEETING TO-MORROW
The Harrisburg W. C. T. V. will
meet to-morrow afternoon at 2.3U
o'clock in the Fourth Street Church
of God. There will be reports from
the prison, printing and flower de
partments.
tJmm VixNoil'li Cold Tablftta.
The Chemin des Dames
Vivid Picture of Havoc in War-Torn Battlefields
Drawn by an American Widow Who Cries
For Vengeance Against Barbarians
A vivid picture of havoo In one of
the moat hardfought battlefield of
the great war, from the pen of the
widow of Henry Beach Noedham,
famous American war correspond
ent who lost hla life while flying In
Europe.
L&on France, January 2nd.
"But, happily. It's over now,
Madame. The war Is finished."
Madame, the wife of the mayor,
turned her faded blue eyes upon i
me, regarded me with a steady,
searching look—then said quietly
and Impressively:
"No, Madame, It Is not over. The
war will not be finished until the
people of the Invaded districts have
enough to eat"
There was something peculiarly
meaningful In this, not only for the
Allied governments, but. to give It
a more personal turn, to us of the |
American Committee for Devastated
France, The heel of fortune—of
life—turns. It does not stop. And
in this turn of Its axis they and
we are to be tried —to be fashioned.
Millions of men have given of their
lives to end this war —and have
died that others might live. The
guns have ceased their firing —but
the battle for life has not yet ended.
That which lies in the wake of
war—the destruction, the desola
tion, the waste —how difficult it Is
for those who have not seen It to
realize, but for the sake of those
who have gone before and of those
who will come after, it Is necessary
that we try to see with that inner
eye in order that we may compre
hend and wisely build.
I looked out on that land of
misery that stretched below Laon,
the city set upon a hill. 'Only a few
weeks before the Germans had held
sway there. Their signs were still
upon the cross-roads: their hand
writing still upon the fragments of
the walls. I closed my eyes and saw
again that vision which will never
fade in the mind of any one Who has
gone over the road so ironically
called, "The Chemin des Dames."
Once, it is said, it was but a narrow
lane bordered with tall poplar trees,
through which the sun. shed its rays
gently and the blue of the sky be
came more blue and the green of
! the earth more green. Birds sang in
the trees, flowers blossomed by the
path and threw their fragrance on
the lovers wandering hand in hand
—walking on the heights of the
country of Love.
And now! No words can paint it!
No mind can compass it! It is war
itself! The earth, a rollipg, angry,
surging sea of shell holes, where one
I hole breaks on the crest of another—
| wave upon waves ot" shell-torn earth
1 with not an Inch of ground between.
I The firmament itself in mighty mo
tion —surging, beating, protesting.
Almost one hears the cries of those
who have been swallowed in Its
depths; almost one sees the strug
gle as one shell after another throws
up the firm foundations to let them
fall upon men fighting for life and
for liberty.
In the War Zone
And from out of the depths of this
surging, angry sea rise broken limbs
and trunks of trees, like spars of ves
sels lost at sea. Black, torn, burned,
leafless, their spirits, too, helpless
ly cry out. For centuries each tree
in its own individuality had stood
there. Under its branches, what
lyrics, what epics, had been enacted!
In Its leaves what birds had sung—
what fairies had built their homes
not made by hands! Birds —fairies—
trees have vanished. No loqger a
land of lyrics and pastoral ballads.
But a heaving protest of passion and
waste!
Gaily the light falls on stretches
of barbed wire; on water stagnant
in the holes: on broken dugouts in
which men took refuge in the midst
of an inferno bound to compass then;
on torn coats, on broken bayonets,
on fallen helmets.
And over all the screeching, hun
gry, circling vultures. And under all
the crawling, writhing, hungry
worms.
No—the war is not yet finished
while that angry sea still unceasingly
beats on the shores of the Chemin
des Dames.
For—what of the people who once
lived here, shepherds on the hill
tops? What of the families of this
country—the mothers and fathers
and children for whom their soldiers
fought and bled and died? For four
years and a half the people in Laon
and the surrounding district had
been in the hands of the Germans —
under the cruel government of the
enemy. For four years and a half
they had been out of touch with
their own nation. Truly, people with
out a country. Xo letters came to
them, no letters went from them.
During that time when food was
scarce, when vitality was low, when
hope had no knowledge on which to
build, what invidious doctrines, and
lies and poisons may have uncon
sciously seeped their way into their
spirits? Who could know and who
could tell? Xo knowledge of the tide
of events could come to them. "Once
or twice," said an old man to me, "I
was able to buy a newspaper from a
camion driver. I paid eighty francs
for one. ninety for another. They
were old and torn, but they told us
something about our country—a far
off land to us. I gathered a few peo
ple in my house that we might read
them together. But the Germans got
wind of it. They couldn't find the
papers, but they forbade even two
or three of us to meet together."
The sound of the guns increased.
The din of the battle grew nearer.
Some villages were evucuated and
the inhabitants taken as prisoners
into Belgium or Germany.
Then came that unforgetable day
when Laon was freed from the Ger
mans. The curtain of steel tHht for
four years and a half had separated
it from its own country, was lifted.
French troops marched in to greet
their dased and slowly awakening
kinsmen. A day for a Te Deum, when
mourning was laid aside. Laon was
fr^e!
And after the victory, the stern
reality. The spirit can stay on the
heights only as long as the flesh is
strong. And the people of this dis
trict had no food. It was then that
the prefect of the Department of
the Aisne sent his call to the com
mittee. He explained that the French
government was sending food to
Laon, but the railroads in that vi
cinity had been bombarded. There
was no means of communication be
tween Laon and the small villages in
the district. Unless he could procure
means of dlstribptlon, the people
would starve. He asked for two mo
tor cars and drivers to dct under him
for the purpose of dhtributlng the
food.
Quirk to Respond
Twenty-four hours after this re
quest two of the American commit
tee cars with their chauffeurs had
1 resorted. "TBhe Gymns had dug
themselves In only ten kilometers
away, so the rollef went first to eight
towns only. As soon as tho Germans
moved on, our cars—laden with con
densed milk, sugar, rice and shoes—
closely followed. Jt was necessary to
exercise Judgment In regard to tho
amount to be given In any one place
and this responsibility was left with
us. A receipt was given by the Mayor
of each town and this, together with
a report of the day's Investigation,
was taken to the prefect each even
ing.
When one thinks about the de
vastated district and the problems
of reconstrucUon one Is likely to
think In terms of the larger aspects
rather than In those of the more vi
tal details relative to communities.
There could be no more vital need
than feeding these people, and a need
that could not wait. But think for
a moment, if you will, of the dif
ficulties. Each day more towns were
opened up, more people had to be
fed. All supplies from the govern
ment had to be sent by camion to
Laon as a center. The railroad trains
were running not at all. or very in
frequently. The roads around Laon
were in ulmost an impassable condi
tion duo to mines and shell holes.
Cars other than our own could
hardly bo procured. It, therefore,
fell to the army to establish some
centers for feeding tho civilian pop
ulation. But the army was likely to
move on short notice.
To meet this difficulty of trans
portation for more than sixty scat
tered villages two.sections of Amer
ican ambulances, consisting of forty
cars in all, were finally ordered there.
Until they arrived the men of the
towns went sometimes over twenty
kilometers with wheelbarrows and
carried the provisions back over the
muddy roads to their towns. When
the ambulances came our chauffeurs
arranged a schedule by which each
town received its provisions three
times a week. The ambulances were
put under the orders of the American
Committee for Devastated. France,
for the purposes of distribution.
But the work of investigation, of
relief, of making the arrangements to
feed these people, to give them the
Impetus again to start their commun
ity life, when in groups of two and
three they return, worn out. to their
shattered country—these must con
tinue. and the responsibility has been
given .to us by the prefect, a rare
tribute of confidence.
So It was that on this day when
I accompanied the chauffeur to
twelve towns to see the Mayors, the
wife of one Mayor assured me that
the war would not be finished un
til the people of these regions had
been fed. And I pondered her words
us we went on to the other villages—
or what was left of them.
The answers to the questions
that the'prefect had sent varied but
little.
"How many people have you in the
village now?" always elicited the
number, preceded by the population
before the war, and the explanation,
"The others haven't returned, but we
expect them back soon."
"How many children?"
I can see now the pitiful faces of
solitary children sitting on some pile
of debris, never plafing, seldom smil
ing. or grouped In silence behind a
wall or on the threshold of a door
opening Into a looted room.
Always when we asked as to the
number of old people the answer
came, "Not many—so many of them
are ill and have had to .stay be
hind."
Then we questioned as to the sick
people in the village and the num
ber of children who needed condens
ed milk. A helpless look accompan
ied the answer, "But all the babies
need milk. They have had none."
One question elicited a shrug of
the shoulders, sometimes an ironic
smile, and once, even, a merry one.
It was with some difficulty in one
village that we found the Mayor.
He had been out on his fields, and a
soldier had to go to find him. He
was a man of about sixty years, with
white hair and white mustache and
deep-set eyes that twinkled with an
understanding and philosophy born
of a knowledge of the tragedy of life
as well as its ultimate good. "Have
you any special needs in your village
such as clothing, shoes, food, paper
for covering the roofs and Ailing the
windows?"
The Mayor looked around. His
eyes smiled, he answered briefly and
pointedly: "Naturally."
And In that stretch of waste we
all laughed together at the irony of
the question. But the laugh had a
ring of courage and determinations
—ours as well as his.
In only one town that afternoon
did we find a baker, a surly, disap
pointed man who answered, no—he
had nothing with which to bake!
Confusion Reigns
Some villages had schoolteachers,
some had none. Some expected their
schoolteachers to return. In none had
the schools been opened—"for, look,
the schoolhouse Is completely de
stroyed." Could the children be sent
to another commune for school? But
how? they would answer. No horses?
No motors? No. I was a bit insistent
in one village and suggested that
some room might be found where
the schoolmaster could teach at least
some of the children. They agreed
It might be possible, but suggested
in their turn that perhaps I hadn't
thought of the difficulties—few
rooms whole, no windowpanes, no
furniture and no wood.
Some villages received their food
from the army, some went to the
centers provisioned by the ambu
lance. When asked how they car
ried It back they answered simply,
"In our arms."
All the villages had unexploded
shells In the town themselves and In
the adjoining fields.
Upon the answers te these ques
tions and our observations depends
the work of the government In deal
ing with this situation. These are
the practical things—the vital things
of the moment. We are the envoys
and we hope In helping to serve their
table we lay the cloth with gn un
derstanding and a sympathy that
makes of the service a communion.
The sun set behind the clouds as
we turned back towards the city of
Laon. A fog descended on the land
of misery. It was difficult to see.
Light seemed far away. It was hard
to understand the meaning of it all—
the death, the waste of all things.
That sea of earth on the Chemin
des Dames seemed so mighty, and to
battle against It we have only the
force of our spirit.
It was sne of thoee moments when
the spirit descends Into the depths,
when I seemed conscious only of our
Impotence against that sea which
surrounded me. Then suddely from
the heights of Laon above, a light
shot forth. It steamed Into the sky,
and broke In a shower of stars that
fell on the earth. Darkness again.
Then a red and burning light. Dark-,
ness. A green ribbon rent the clouds* 1
CONFEREES AGREE
ON TAXES IN BILL
FOR WAR REVENUE
House Accepts Senate's Rates
on Luxuries and Semi-
Luxuries
Washington, Jan. IS.—Tax rates on
luxuries, aemlluxurlea, amusement
admlsalons and club duea were agreed
upon yesterday by the Senate and
House conferees on the war revenue
bill. Virtually all of the Senate's
rates on luxuries and semlluxurles
were accepted by the House confer
ees, Chairman Simmons, of the Sen
ate managers, said.
Rates In the House bill on amuse
ment admissions In excess of 30
cents were adopted by the conferees,
the Senate managers accepting the
higher House rate, but reaching a
compromise for retention of the Sen
ate rate on admlsaions of 30 cents or
less. Under the agreement, the
amuseinen-t admission tax will be one
cent on each 10 cents paid up to 30
cents and two cents on each dime
paid In excess of 30 cents.
The House rate of two cents on
each ten cents paid for admissions to
roof gardens, cabarets and similar
establishments was adopted, as was
the House rate of twenty-five per
cent., Instead of the Senate rate of
ten per cent., on theater boxes.
Millions ia Amusements
It is estimated that about $75,000,-
000 In revenue will bo secured annu
ally from amusement admissions un
der the conference agreement.
The House rate of twenty per cent.,
on club dues, double the tax und?-
existing law and estimated to raise
about $9,000,000, also was adopted by
the conferees.
In disposing of the excise or semi
luxury cases the conferees agreed to
the Senate assessment of ten per
cent, of the amount paid In excess
of fixed standard prices by purchas
ers of semiluxurles, such as carpets,
picture frames, traveling bags, pook
etbooks, umbrellas, fans, hats, shoes,
stockings and other articles.
Luxury Rate
The luxury rate provides five per
cent, taxes on manufacturers' sales
of motor vehicles, tires and acces
sories, pianos, talking machines,
candy and similar articles; ten per
cent, on athletic goods, liveries, furs,
yachts and motorboats, and three per
cent, on chewinggum and toilet
soaps.
Decisions on a few of the luxury
taxes were tentative and those on
some others were left open for fur
ther consideration.
To dispose of the miscellaneous and
minor taxes In the bill, the conferees
temporarily passed over the war ex
cess profits and other important and
contraverted sections.
Pennsy Foundry men Get
Eight-Hour Day; Among
Last Employes Affected
Practically nil employes In all de
partments at Pennsylvania Railroad
foundries are working on the eight
hour day basis now, as result of a
change affecting the moulders which
was inaugurated yesterday.
Owing to the lack of employes, It
required more time to adjust this
department in conformance to the
elght-liour day ruling, from the fed
eral railway administration. The
moulders in various Instances, it is
said, will be cut down from (SO to 170
monthly, by the introduction of the
shorter working day.
Notices to the foregoing effect were
posted at the foundries recently. The
men were expecting that they would
be given curtailed time soon, but the
cut in working hours came as a sur
prise yesterday.
Rotary Club Committee
to Meet This Evening
The Rotary Club committee ap
pointed to provide methods to aid In
the relief of the Children's Indus
trial Home, and the Nursery Home,
both of which were obliged to make
heavy expenditures that almost ex
hausted their year's appropriations
during the influenza epidemic, will
meet for organization this evening.
Methods will be discussed for an ac
tive campaign to raise $lO,OOO for
the relief of the two Institutions.
Frank B. Musser is chairman of the
comihittee.
Senate Votes Pension
For Mrs. Roosevelt
Washington, Jan. 15.—The Sen
ate yesterday passed a resolution
authorizing the payment of a pen
sion of $5,000 a year and the ex
tending of mail franking privileges
to Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt.
It now goes to the house.
— —
PROPERTIES TRANSFERRED
J. Frank Hutchison sold the three
story brick property at 22# Forster
street, to Jacob S. Lowengard, It was
reported to-day. The property Is a
sessed at $4,560. Transfer of the two
story brick dwelling at 2217 North
Fourth street, from Henry C. Claster
to John F. Yost, was reported also.
The assessed value of this property la
$2,390. j
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CENTRAL HIGH NOTES
ARGUS MEETING TO-NIGHT
An important meeting of the Ar
gus Staff was announced by Editor
in-Chief Carl B. Stoner yesterday af
ternoon. The meeting will be held at
the home of Business Manager Lewis
Rimer. 2239 Penn street, and all
members of the staff are urged to
be present. Plans for a straw ride In
the near future will be ditcussed.
OEMOSTHENIAN TO-MORROW t
A meeting of the Demosthenlan
Literary Society will be held to-mor
row night at the home of Horace Se
lig. 920 North Sixteenth street.
Soldiers were shooting off signals
which were needed no longer.
And, finally, at the end, a white
and steady light that neither flicker
ed nor changed. A light to guide us
through the darkness. A light set on
a hill.
To me the Chemin des Dames will
always have above It the aureole of
that light. Only through the dark
ness does one know the light. It Is
because of this that the people In the
valleys are facing the future. Per
haps they know that beyond that
human sea there Is a vision and a
knowledge that the only thing over,
which death and fate cannot prevail
Is the light of a spirit.
Out of waste and bleakness—out
of desolation and loneliness—a light I
And from the depths of thfct sea of
death aems to come a cry:
' "Keep the light burning." ..
OAMUSEOMENTsffi
MAJESTIC
High Class Vaudeville "Violets,"
a musical comedy "girl" act; Mur
ray Bennslt, singing oomedtan;
The Ulockars, nuVotty Jugglers: two
other acts.
Change of program to-morrow
"Blow Your Horn," a miniature
musical comedy. Four other Keith
attractions.
ORPHEUM
To-night and to-morrow, matinee and
night William Elliott and ltny
Comstock offer "Experience," the
most Wonderful Play in America.
Friday night and Saturday, inatlnee
and night—"Twin Beds."
Tuesday, evening only, January 21—
William Hodge In "A Cure For Cqr
ables."
Wednesday, night only, January 22
The Army and Navy Players in an
"Intimate Revue in Black and
White."
Thursday, evening only, January 23
The Moose Minstrels.
COLONIAL
To-day Geraldine Farrar in "The
Hell Cat."
Thursday and Friday Alice Joyce
in "Everybody's Girl."
Saturday Norma Talntadge in
"Fifty-Fifty."
REGENT
To-dav Enrico Carsuso in "My
Cousin." and Roscoe ("Fatty") Ar
buekle in "Camping Out."
To-morrow und Friduy Wallace
Reld in "The Man From Funeral
Range" and a Flagg comedy. "Tell It
to the Marines."
Saturdav Enid Bennett in "Fuss
and Feathers" and a Flagg conir
edy. "Tell It to tho Marines."
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Elsie Ferguson In "Heart of the
Wild." „ .
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Griffith super-feature, "The Great
est Thing in Life." and a Sennett
comedy, "Whose Little Waif Are
You?"
VICTORIA
To-day and to-morrow—William Far
num in "The Rainbow Trail."
To-morrow "Tho Hand of Venge-
Frlday and Saturday Houdlnl, in
"The Master Mystery," and Gladys
Brockwell in "The Strange Wo
man."
Youth, In "Experience," having
thrown away hia money In the Golden
Cabaret on the Prlm
"Experlence" rose Path of Pleas
ure. and having fail
ed to make a fortune playing rou
lette in the Corridors of Chance, goes
into'the Street of Disillusion, which
leads up to the entrance of the Gol
den Cabaret. Youth "till believes
that his friends of the Primrose Path
of Pleasure will not spurn him now
that he is poor, but Experience warns
him that he has a mistaken Idea of
the sort of friends ho consorted with
in the Golden Cabaret.
Experience says: "I don t want to
dlscotirage you. my boy, but friend
ships made through the wine glass
are only as the vapors of the night,
and they fade and die in the morning
of reality." Youth, questioning Ex
perience. says. "Don't tell me these
friends of mine are going back on me
stniplv because my clothes are get
ting a bit shabby. That is not fair
to them." Experience answers: "I
am not unfair—don't depend on your
friends here." Just then Pleasure
comes up and Youth attempts to
spSak to her. but Pleasure haughtily
pastes him by and Youth learns that
speaks to him in a different
voice. Experience says: The vo ce
of Pleasure is always the thrust of a
dagger in the dark.
Style and Beauty also come up and
they too fail to recognize him. As
they disappear Into the Golden Caba
ret Frivbllty and Wealth come up.
They both Ignore Youth, but Wealth,
rather contemptuously, offers Youth
some money, which Youth has the
m Th h e o0 8 d tr t e 0 et r o f f U 'Disillusion tells the
tale that many of us have had to
learn reluctantly In life, an< l " '■
one of the very human episodes In
"Experience," the modern morality
comedy-drama which comes to lhe
Orpheum to-night and to-morrow,
matinee and night.
A S . Stern Company. In conjunction
with Selwyn Company, will attain
present Twin Beds,
I.olft Bolton la the funniest play In
"Twin Beds" the English language
by Salisbury Field
and" Margaret Mayo, with Lois Bolton
and the same great cast and a •uperb
production. As a laugli producer,
"Twin Beds" is said to be the greatest
success the stage has ever known.
h\ 1 11y° that 6 obtrude B 'JtT I®\*l r y**P oi n't
dllnce Bh a°ll'thV way. 'and Justin"" the
e V m^t tha mmhilrnp:?Ung S 'Comedy
present generations of the
oresented at'th* Orpheum Theater for
fwo 7a> s and Saturday matinee, be
nengreat^a a.t J wh U ich y includes be
r "■ n"k
K.th.yn Hill;,
Lucille Beckett and others.
__ i t 0 "Riders of the
s S J2e" afealn showing William
Purple Sage. bb Its star opened
4t the to-day at the t 'Jtorla
"* Theater, for a run of two
tlet.rla picture Is "The
_ Trnll" and in an adapta-
HoJ, sanie novel by Zane Grey.
0 "rJe Rain how Trail" is one of the
'ffiuW X
£?
m.!ithJ SranT Canyon of Arizona
the great painted desert and the
•l,tr the avenger of the Utah border.
11l fictht plays two roles In "The
Rainbow Trail." that of Lasslter and
that of Shefford.
"The Hell Cat," the photoplay that
set all nlw York talking featuring
8 Geraldlne Karrar, the fam-
A the ous opera star, will be seen
ri.ulnt at the Colonial Theater
Colon!"! £ r \^ e e ÜBt . times to-night.
It Is a gripping story of western life,
enacted by a carefully suportlng cast.
Thursday and Friday the liveliest
of screen entertainment In the clev
est O Henry Stories. "Everybody s
Qlrl," with Alice Joyce.
Wallace Reld. one of the screen's
handsomest and most popular leading
handsome Jg to appear
At the in his newest release. "The
Recent Man From Funeral Range,
at the Regent to-morrow
and Friday. Thts newest photoplay,
shown at the Regent for the first
time In Harrisburg. Is a sptoy west
ern affair. throbbing with adventure,
ft* the story of a man who Is
wrongfully accused of murder, how
he faced the electric chair escaped
from the San Quentln penitentiary,
and finally after a year In the Fu
-51 Rinte Mountains, as a refugee
from justice, he finally found the girl
who loved htsa and who waited for
Li m jArnf r Montgomery " ittsrsr n
Slwest comedy. "Tell It to the Ma
rlnes." will also be shown.
One of the Interesting new plays
of the new year will be the produc
of the new y t|(m of <<A Cure For
\nniMM Hodge Curablea," in which
hACs William Hodge Is
Per Cgrables" starred. The play
Is In four acts, and
the locale Is the Blue Grass country.
It was written by Earl Derr Blggers
'"'VA^Cure°For Curables" Is the story
of a young Kentucky physician, who
has Inherited a rest cure sanatorium.
In the mountain regions art Kentucky.
The Institution Is bequeathed him
by his uncle, who makes a provision
that the young physician must effect
ten cured la thirty days or forfeit th
title to another man. When the
i'hyaictan arrives ther© are but nine
patients In the institution, and to
add to his troubles there Is an In
triguing under-physician, who la try
ing to win the sanatorium away from
him.
As the play progresses, however,
the young country physician man
ages to add one inure patient to the
■ Ist, and the cud ot thirty days tlnds
him In posscsulon ot Uie sanatorium
and the daughter or one of his
wealthiest patients. In the bargain.
Mr. Hodge will have a very cap
able east. Including Clara Moore, Ada
C. Nevll, Adelyn Wesley, Carson Dav
enport, Qeurge Lund, Edith Shayne,
Charles E. Vernon, Edward Wonn,
George Barr, Clarenoe Bellalte,
Brlgham Royce, James H. Lewis,
James C. Malatdy, Arthur Sprugue
and Ford Record.
The Majestic bill the early half of
this week Is a happy combination of
music and comedy. The
At the show opens with Wilbur
Majestic and Lyke, who give u very
entertaining variety offer
ing. Following this team arc: Will
ing and Jordon. Clever-man and wo
man, in u repertoire of tuneful and
original songs. Next on the program
Is Marty Brooks' delightful musical
comedy "girl" act entitled "Violets."
The act Is beautifully staged, the
girls dress In attruetlvo costumes,
and there Is also plentw of good
comedy, singing and dancing. Murray
Bennett Is a clever comedian, and
keeps his audience in constant laugh
ter with his comedy, songs und funny
stories. The Glockers, in a very good
water Juggling novelty, close the
show."
The last three days of the week a
miniature mußical comedy offering
entitled, "Blow Your Horn," will be
the feature attraction. Other acts on
the bill are: Cornelia and Adele, in
songs and dances; Art Smith, come
dian; Eadle and Ramsdeti, variety en
tertainers, and Arnold and Allman,
clover duo in a bright song and pat
ter skit.
Dogs to Bark For
Judge, to Show Him
Which Owner to Fine
New York, Jan. 15. The city or
ordlnance against owning dogs that
disturb by barking was invoked in
the South Side Court by Georgo A.
Popp, a nght watchman, living at 4706
Jefferson street. Popp caused the ar
rest of George C. Thompson, 4708
Jefferson street.
"His dbg," Popp testified, "barks and
howls under my' bedroom window
every afternoon when I try to sleep."
• "My -dog Just lies In the yard and
sleeps all day," Thompson said. "The
barking comes from his own dog."
Judge Edward J. Fleming ordered
both dogs be brought Into court on
Thursday. After live minutes the
owner of the dog that baks or howls
the loudest will be fined, the Judge
said.
West End Club Is For
Shaner For Mayor
Alderman John H. Shaner, of the
Seventh Ward, aspirant for the nom
ination for mayor, last evening re
ceived the unanimous endorsement of
the West End Republican Club. Sev
eral hundred of the members were
present. Several other names were
mentioned for the office, but the
Seventh Ward Alderman had a run
away race for the endorsement.
It Is said the younger element of
the club stood out strong for Shaner.
A committee was appointed to draw
up the following resolutions which
were adopted;
"Whereas. The time Is approaching
when consideration should be given
by the Republican party to the selec
tion of a candidate for mayor of our
city, and
"Whereas, The West End Republi
can Club have heretofore taken an
active part In such selections and
having In our membership a man
capable and able to administer the
affairs of said office in a manner
creditable to the party. Who has an
nounced himself as a candidate for
said office. ' Therefore, be It
"Resolved, That the WCst End Re
publican Club hereby endorses the
candidacy of Alderman John H. Shan
er, of the Seventh Ward, for the of
fice of mayor of the city of Harris
burg. and In furtherance thereof, this
club appoint a committee to mako ar
rangements necessary in such cases.
Also, be It
"Resolved, That safd committee be
authorized to confer with the city
chairman, his assistants and the ward
committeemen of the city, to try and
arrange for their endorsement of the
choice of the West End Republican
Club."
Some weeks ago the Sevsfith Ward
Republican Club endorsed the Shaner
mayoralty candidacy.
MAJESTIC
5 GOOD VAUDEVILLE ACTS,
HEADED BY
VIOLETS
WILLING AND | MCRRY
JORDON BENNETT
WILBUR AND THE
LYKE I GLOCKERS
THURS., ITU., SAT.
•BLOW YOUR HORN"
I REGENT THEATER
First Presentations of Pnrnmonnt
Arteraft Productions
FINAL SHOWING
ENRICO CARUSO
IN—
"MY COUSIN,"
—nnd
"Fatty" (Roscoe) Arbuckle
—lN—
"Camping Out."
TO-MOKBOW AND FRIDAY
WALLACE REID
In bis otlrrlng new release,
"THE MAN FROM
"FUNERAL RANGE,"
a thrilling story of the west
FLAGG COMEDY,
"Tell It to the Marines."
ADMISSION—IO and SO cents and
War Tax
ORPHEUM s now Z£Sl£o
POPULAR MATINEE SATURDAY, 25c and $l.OO
2 NIGHTS Fridav Jan 17
BEGINNING rrlaa y Jan * * '
A. S. Stern, in Conjunction with Sclwjrn Co., Present
TIIE FUNNIEST PLAY IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Hr 188 !>' FCHBk
JWINBEEIS
Ry SALISBURY FIELD and MARGARET MAYO
With Lois Bolton and Special Cast
A Laugh and a Scream Every Minute
RED CROSS NAMES
COMMITTEE FOR
HEALTH ACTIVITY
Wants to Introduce Course of
Hygiene in Public
Schools >
To Introduce n course of clemen
tary hygiene In the public schools
of the state and to disseminate In
formation about public health, are
among the objects of n committee
on nursing activities recently organ
ized by the Ilarrlsburg Chapter,
American Red Cross. Mrs. James I.
Chamberlain 11.18 been named as
chairman of the committee which
Includes the following members:
Georgo Relnoehl, president Har
risburg Chamber of Commerce; Dr.
John J. Raunick, president Board of
Health; Dr. J. Georgo Becht, secre
tary State Board of Education; Dr.
B. Franklin Royer, acting State Com
missioner of Health; the Rev. L. S.
Mudge, Ilarrlsburg Ministerial As
sociation; Bishop Phillip U. McDe
vitt, of the Ilarrlsburg diocese.
Catholic Church; Rabbi Louis J,
Haas, Ohev Sholom Synagogue; Dr.
P. E. Downes, superintendent of city
schools; Dr. Jesse Lenker, Dauphin
County Medical Association; Dr.
Maud C. Exley, Ilarrlsburg Academy
of Medicine; Mrs. William Jennings,
director Red Cross "Homo Service
Section, Miss Frances Scott, lied
Cross Nursing Service; Mrs. William
Henderson, president llarrisburg
Civic Club; Mrs. Orvillo Hickolt,
president Visiting .Nurses' Associa
tion; Miss Anno McCormlck, direc
tor Red Cross Woman's Bureau: Mrs.
George E. Tripp, director Junior
Red Cross: Mrs. Lyman D. Gilbert,
chairman Red Cross; Mrs. James I.
Chamberlain, director Bureau ol
Nursing.
At a meeting of this newly formed
committee, held Monday in the
basement of the Public Library, 11
was decided to appoint a deputation
who will interview the Superinten
dent of Public Instruction, urgine
the inclusion in his next annual mes
sage, of a recommondation for the
establishments of the elomentarj
hygiene class in the curriculum o;
the public schools of the state. An
other deputation will Interview the
local school board with the same ob
ject in view.
(ORPHEUM
2TV Beginning
Days To-night
RETURN ENGAGEMENT
BY' POPULAR DEMAND
NIGHTS 25c to $1.50
MATINEE 25c to $l.OO
-as fsvilfiamElliott, ,
■ F.Ray Comstock
and Morris Gall
MOST* WONDER
F AMERICA* 1
Georta V? Hobai
jKjl} ' Months ia
<l' W 10 BIG SCENES •
COMPANY Or
A Lava Story >
I WssiONj
*• -
[COLONIAL
Geraldine
Farrar
makes licr second screen appear
ance In a vital Goldwin elrnma,
"THE HELL CAT"
TJIUR.-FKI.
i Alice Joyce
IN
"Everybody's Girl"
_ ;
VICTORIA THEATEK
TODAY AND TOMORROW
IT'S HERE
WILLIAM FARNUM
IN
"The Rainbow Trail"
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
"The Strange Woman"
with
Gladys Brockwell
Also HOUDINI in the
Fourth Episode of the
"Master Mystery"
Admission 10c & 20c & War Ta

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