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11! m TA« IFEW Gift SUSSESUOUS JFWM Ehe IZIS Moder-n Store---"1Emmert"5 BEAUTIFUL WAISTS “The Gift Practical’* You would hardly expect to find as many charming styles in one department as we have collected for your choosing this Christmas. All Waists Boxed Free Georgette Crepe—hand embroidered, lace trimmed, mostly large collars. Crepe de Chene—Popular tucked and tailored models, some with hand embroidery—splendid for satisfac tory wear. In white, flesh and the suit shades. Sizes 36 to 50. Priced 97c to SI3.75 Suit and Coat Sale Is Attracting Many Women Wonderful Selection Every Shade in all Sizes Save From % to % Gift Suggestions As this is a year for practi cal presents many women are buying Calico, Ging'ham and Percale in waist and dress lengths for Christmas Gifts. Hair Ribbons for girls are always appreciated gifts. A splendid selection and no advance in price. I.arge Linen and Lace Lunch Cloths would make acceptable gifts. All prices. GIFT TOWELS Beautiful colored border Turkish Towels make a use ful gift certain to please. COMFORTS & BLANKETS These always needed house hold articles will be appre ciated at Christmas time by every housekeeper. GLOVES Knit Goods AS HOLIDAY GIFTS Such a wonderful assort ment that showing is a pleasure. Sweaters Skating Sets Sacques Infants Wear Caps and Mittens FRENCH IVORY A gift of refinement and taste that will appeal to ev ery woman. Everything needed for the dressing ta ble of the best quality at prices considerably less than asked elsewhere. If a gift reflects the character of the giver—and wise folks say it does—then surely everyone who gives Furs should buy them from a house of reputation with intelligence and abil ity to stand back of its guarantee. We have assembled a splendid stock for your choosing, Priced $10.00 to $85.00 Set Children’s Sets ...Silk Ufose... What could make a more acceptable gift for any woman ? Pure thread silk hose in a complete color range of 50 shades. All are attractively box ed. No extra charge. Priced 59c to $2.00 Silk Underwear Make Attractive Gifts III Attractive Gifts for the Bab y—Infant Depart ment. FRANK S. EMMERT & SON > . Handkerchiefs—a won derful assortment — 5c to 50c. RISES FROM RANKS TO A LIEOTENANGY Stewart H. Kilmer Now With Americans In Coblenz. Not only are • Mr. and Mrs. Aaron ■ H. Kilmer, of ‘Manchester avenue. ! Justifiably delighted to learn of their son’s promotion, hut Mlartinsburg ; again feels honored. In a recent let ter Stewart H. Kilmer writes his par- : eats that he is now a full-fledged lieutenant in the regular army. He also states that he was in at the fin- j ish over in Prance. Although par- j ticipating in five big battles, the last being- the fiercest, he escaped with out a scratch, only suffering a slight inconveniece from a little gas. As he is In the Third Division and Gen eral Dickman is his commanding of ficer, it is reasonable to suppose that he now is with the American Third Army of Occupation in Coblenz, as General Dickman commands that force. Lient. Kilmer won his com mission by ability and bravery. It will be recalled that General Dickman cited him for bravery under fierce fire, when the Martinsburg boy, un daunted by Hun shells and bullets, not only laid the wires that kept the headquarters in communication with the front line, but frequently repair ed breaks in the same. Young Kil mer rose from the ranks of an en listed man to commissioned officer. He enlisted several weeks before the war and was trained for the Signal Corps at Fort Leavenworth. FLU DEATHS SO NUMEROUS TORCHLIGHT BURIALS HELD (By International News Service.) New Haven, Conn., Dec. 11.—Bur ials were so frequent during the re cent epidemic of "Hu” in this city that they had to be held at all hours of the night as well as in the day season. As no arrangements for lighting were provided in the ceme teries, burials by torchlight were a frequent occurrence. “MICKEY” IS SAFE Sergt. Claude Roach, of the S13th Field Artillery, .writes home that the war left him safe and sound. ‘‘Mickey” Roach, as he is affection ately known in a large circle of friends and acquaintances, is a son of Mr. Alex Roach, of North Queen street, and a jolly, good fellow. MISS LIZZIE KILMER DIES AT HOME HERE Following an illness of a few' days with pneumonia. Miss Elizabeth Kil mer, of 419 South Raleigh street, ex pired about 3.15 o'clock this morning. Miss Kilmer was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mns. Isaac Kilmer, and I was horn and reared at the old Kil- ; mer homestead on the Tuscarora. She \ was a very estimable lady, active and : energetic until later years when her j health began failing and spent much | of her time in the county with rela- j lives. She was numerously connect-1 ed in both the town and county and was a welcome visitor at each home she designed to call upon. For many years the deceased was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church. She is survived by two brothers, ijessrs. Denis M. and Aaron H. Kil mer, this city, and Moses Kilmer, of Bellplain, KaA Among her nephews are Messrs. R. Chalmers Kilmer, man age of the Miartinsburg Furniture Co.; Isaac Kilmer, of the Metropoli tan Life Insurance Co., and Charles W. Kilmer, local manager for the Sin ger Sewing Machine Co. LAST PERSON IN COUNTRY TO HEAR OF END OF WAR (By International News Service.) Manchester, Conn., Dec. 11.—-’While many local citizens were claiming the honor of being the first to hear lo j cally of the news of the signing of the armistice in France, Dr. W. E. Greene returned from a trip to Maine, where he had been hunting in the woods, and announced that he was probably among the last persons in the country to learn of the end of the war. COULD USE A REVOLVER, BUT FAINTS AT TRIAL (By International News Service) "Waterloo, Iowa, Dec. 11.—One Sun day morning George Culling, of this city, engaged in a poker game. He lost, and, securing a revolver, shot a I few holes in the floor, and, incident i ally got $10 from a gambler. At the i rial he fainted dead away, and wa iter had to he used to revive him. , NOTICE The regular monthly meeting of the King’s Daughters Sewing Circle will meet Thursday afternoon at 2 p. m. at the hospital. UNDERTAKER IN FLU MASK. NEARLY EROKE UP FUNERAL (By International News Service) Punxsutawney, Pa., Dec. 11.— When the undertaker and his assis tant went to the homd of James Scarlitina in Walston, to take charge of the body of Mrs. Scarlitina, who had died of influenza, they wore gowns and masks. Friends of the deceased immediately made a dash for the windows and doors, thinking that the spirit of the departed with an escort had returned. It was with difficulty that the men convinced even the husband that they were mortals garbed to defeat the “flu” germ. “GERMAN DEVILS” ENJOYED LUXURIES Col. Cohen Was Also At Front j When Cruel War Closed. Corporal Sol Cohen, son of Mr. j and Mrs. M. Cohen, of this city, in writing homo from France since j the close of hostilities, says the i I German "devils” certainly did live j j highly when they occupied the ter ritory in which he was located when I war stopped. Their Quarters were | handsomely furnished and the inter . ior walls of their headquarters were artistically decorated. Beyond a iloubt they had expected to remain permanently in the occupied terri tory. Sol was right at the front when war stopped. He says the big guns belched forth death and de struction and the earth trembled that historic morning. Shortly after 11 o’clock the roar stopped as if by, magic and for a short while the men were dazed by the great silence They looked at one another in won derment. until they saw the Yan kees and French march out. Then thdy knew war was over. Mr. P. M. Hollis, daughter, Miss Estella and granddaughter, Estheir, have been visiting in Frederick,, Md. Bead the Martins burg Journal. SHORT CHANGE ARTISTS BUSY AT MACON,, GA. (By International News Service.) Macon, Ga., Dec. 11—Shortchange artists have beqn bilking stores and shopg in Macon (or several weeks past. The system, though quite old, was dusted off and used again here. One of the trio would make a small purchase and givo a $10 bill. When he received change he would discover suddenly that he had a coin of the right denomination and hand ing the cashier part of the change ask that a $5 bill be ' given him. When this was done he suddenly thrust the $5 bill back at the cash ier and asked that his $10 bill be given back. Meanwhile his confeder ates were loudly clamoring to be waited on immediately, saying they were in a hurry. WAS IT A PREMONITION? (By International News Service) Greenville, Pa., Dec. 11.—As John Lawrence, stricken with apoplexy, lay on his deathbed speechless he would extend his right hand with the fingers outstretched. This was accepted by Mrs. Lawrence as a pre monition that five members of the family would die. Following Law rence’s death there came in rapid succession the death of Mrs . Law rence’s sister, a son and a nephew. Then word was received of the deatn in France of another son. All the deaths took place within two weeks. Your Christmas Saving Check WILL BUY MOST AT THE Big Victory Sale Where Dependable Merchandise is Dispensed at Prices That Rival Wholesale Cost Everything in Wearing Apparel for the Man, Woman and Child and all at prices that can not be equaled elsewhere. Come in and look around and you’ll be convinced that Kirson’s sell better goods for less money.