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Light for Your Parlor The SEMI INDIRECT OAS LAMP is ®1 artistic, yet in conspicuous. The source of light ■» above the lino of vision. It is useful light because it is widely distribute.!, giving £ plenty of light without glare in every part Wclsbaih mantles reduced. 26c GRADE MANTLE, NOW «H\ J \ Sec the artistic Semi-Indirect Lamps at the <;as office, -"5 r or send for a representative. j Harrisburg Gas Company 14 sotrTH SECOND STREET Bell So2B—<Cumberland Valley 782 *- ' I THE SONGS OF OTHER DAYS Selected By J. HOWARD WERT No. 313. She had written her little letter: It was hard enough to do. With mistress forever ringing the bell, Always for something new. When the spelling was very uncertain, And the writings blotted and slow; But she's written her little letter. Over the sea to go. It will carry her last month's wages— A couple of pounds at least. It means for the dear home people. No end of a happy feast. A little shawl for tier mother. And shoes for the baby's feet, For the pal e-faced ailing sister. Some delieate things to eat. Going Home By Margaret E. Sangster Out of the chill and the shadow, Into the thrill and the shine: Out of the dearth and the famine. Into the fullness divine. Up from the strife and the battle (Oft with the shameful defeat). Up to the palm and the laurels. Oh, but the rest will he sweet! Leaving the eloud and the tempest. Reaching the bairn and the cheer, Finding the end of our sorrow. Finding the end of our fear. Seeing the face of the .Master Yearning for in "distance and dream." Oh. for that rapture of gla iness! Oh, for that vision supreme! Meeting the dear ones departed. Knowing them, clasping their hand?, All the belo\ed and true-hearted. There in the fairest of lands! Sin evermore left behind us. Pain nevermore to distress; ("hanging the moan for the music, Living the Saviour to bless. THEATRICAL PRODUCER BANKRUPT FOR $94,158 ' ar i HARRISON Gf££.Y »»• am Harrwoo Grey Fiske. the husband ot Minnie Madden Plske and one of tbe best known theatrical managers and producers in America, has filed a vol untary petition in bankruptcy In tbe United States District Court in New York city. Mr Flake pare his liabilities as KH.. 198 and his assets as J78.7&4. Several playwrights and Mrs. Minnie Maddern Fiske, bis wife, figure among his cred itors. A fox on emergency will sham dearh to perfection. A master of hounds once noosed a fox in a whip as he bolted be fore a terrier. The fox a:i;ieared to have been strangled. When held up by the scruff of the neck his eyes were seen to be closed, his jaws gaped and the body hong limply down from the band. He was placed tenderly on the ground only to dash off to covert.— London Standard. "Cliff Dweller" She follows her little letter. Over the plunging sea. Sits again by the smoking peat. And leans on her father's knee. There are gossiping neighbors calling. Xo end of kith and kin, I And they laugh and chat and linger, As their endless tales they spin. And it isn't work forever. With bells that make one start: And it isn't only the wages; It's something tugs at the heart. And sets her laughing and crying. As she follows across the sea; \\ hat she wrote at her kitchen table. When she had a half-hour free. Why should we fear at the dying That is but springing to life, Whv > ould we shrink from the struggle, Pale at the swift closing strife. Since it is only beyond us. Scarcely a step and a breath. All that dear home of the living. Guarded by what we call death! There we shall learn the sweet meanings Hidden to-day from our eyes There we shall waken like children Joyous at gift and surprise, ome. then, dear Lord, in the gloaming. Or when the dawning is gray! Take us to dwell in thy presence— Only Thyself lead the way. Out of the chill and the shadow. Into the thrill and the shine; Dut of the dearth and the famine, Into the full divine. Out of the sigh and ttie silence Into the deep-swelling song; Out of the exile and bondage Into the home-gathered throng. MINORITY PRESIDENTS Elections That Were Not in Accord With the Popular Vote I One on God s side is a majority, said W endell Phillips. Luckily for Ameri can presidents majorities are not re quired. else a good many of them never , would have reached the White House. | Pennsylvania's only president. James Buchanan, had nearly 40.000 fewer votes than his competitors. Old Rough and Beady Taylor landed the job with 1 only 4 7 j«r cent, of all the ballots cast. Lincoln was a decisive minoritv pres- 1 iient, and he went to the White' House with only forty out of every hundred j votes that were polled. Wcodrow Wil son got into office by an almost equal!v slim majority, having a trifle more than 40 per cent, of all ballots. Neither time he was chose® president did Grover Cleveland have half the votes of the United States with him. Strangely enough, the other time he j was nominated and when he was beat i !cn by Harrison. Cleveland, although the loser, had the greater number of' votes by nearly 100.000. Hence Cleveland won twice on a mi-1 nority. but lost once with a plurality. I Tilden ha i not only more votes than ! Hayes, but more than all his competi-1 j :ors combined, yet he wasn't president, j "arfleld, like Hayes, was a minority winner. There seems to be as great luck in a, j minority as in the divine right of ma-1 10rities. Philadelphia Ledger. A Chance to Increase Your Income I . the current issue of "Farm and l Fireside appear* an interesting, prac | tical article on trapping, a neglected 1 source of revenue. The point is made that many animals formerly thought to ; be of no value are now of "great value, j Among sui-h animals are, for example, skunks. The writer of the article tells | how to trap such animals and follow-1 ing is a brief extract from the article: •'Under present conditions, when the I hight cost of living is always staring us in the face, no source of revenue shoul 1 I>e overlooked. One of the good things t that is often overlooked is trapping; Fur-bearing animals are frequently • found in plenty in the fields and wood lands, and their hides will bring good I prices.'' HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 2. 1915. SUBURBAN HTTMMELSTOWN Funeral of Richard J. Earnest to B« Hold Tuesday Afternoon £o»cl« i Correspondence. Hxunmelsto-ini, Jan. 2.—Th« funer al of Richard J. Earnest, who died yes terday morning, will take place Tues day afternoon at 2 o'clock from his residence on Main street. Sorvicee will be hold at the house and will be con ducted by the Rev. H. 8. Games, pas tOT of Zion Lutheran church. Inter ment will ibe made in the Humnielstown cemetery. Announcement is made of the wedding of Shlcsser and Miss Mary Wells, which took place in Fort Wayne, Ind., on December 15. Mr. Shlesser was formerly employed in the bake shop of J. H. Wise and Mrs. Shlesser is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wells, formar residents of town, who now re side at Port Carbon. M.r. and Mrs. Shlesser will rwhle in Peru, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. John Dewalt and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Burridge and son, Del mar. were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Jones, at Harrisburg. yesterday. M ss Frances Lundv, of Philadelphia, and Miss Elizabeth Lundv. of Heading, spent several day* with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Lur.dy. The Rev. Roibert A. Bausch, pastor of the Reformed chuivh. will conduct services at Union Deposit, to morrow morning. Miss Aliw XKson. of HarrisSwrg, was the guest of her aunt. Miss Oarrie E. Hummel, vestffday. Masses Hattie send Minnie Shuli, of visited at the home of Mrs. Mary Fnr'.ing yesterday. William Ku ly. who resided in the property of A. H. Hummed, on East High street, has moved into the now house recently erected by Richard B. Earnest, on West Hiah street. Evangelistic services will be held each evening at 7.45 o'clock in the United Brethren church .hiring the month of January. The first of the serv ices which will be conducted by the pastor, the Rev, A. 8. Lehman, will be held to morrow evening. Leslie t>:nwike, president of Ursinus College. 'oileseville. visited at the :iome -.it" Mrs. Mary Landis. North Rail road street, this week. Miss Hettie Karling spent Thursday evening with friends at Lebanon. Mrs. P. \\ . Hart well is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. Sarah Chappie, in LambertviHe K X. J. • Mrs. Harry Wells and daughters, Ruth and Emily, of Port Carbon! »:>ent several days this week with Mr. 'and Mrs. George A. Hicks. rs ". Charles Saylor and son, Carl, are visiting relatives at Reading. Russell Baker, of Reading, spent this week with his aunt, Mrs. William Bp ler. Many people from town spent yester day afternoon in Harrisburg and wit nessed the mummers' parade. Peter \. Behney was a visitor in Philadelphia yesterday, MARYSVILLE Miss Erema Dice and James Brownhill Married Yesterday Special Correspondence Marysville, Pa., Jan. 2.—(Miss Emma Dice and James Brownhill were married yesterday by the bride's pastor the Rev. «. B. Bidlack. at the M. K. parson age at West Fairview, Mis- Dice is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Di<e. Brownhill is n son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brownhill, of Pittsburgh. They will visit Pittsburgh an I other western cities on their honeymoon. S. M. E.'pley an! H. E. Walters spent Tuesday in Philadelphia. Miss Anna Warner, of Baltimore, is visiting her mother. Mrs. Catherine Wagner. Miss Xina Ruth, of Highs-pire, is vis iting Mary De^-kard. Mrs. Kate G. Hoss. of Baltimore, spent several days of this week with her mother, Mrs. Julia Gettvs. Miss Mary Bower is spending two weeks with her sister. 'Mrs. M. O. Sheaf fer. Jesse Xace. of Baltimore, is spending some time with relatives in town. Miss Helen Gnaa, of York, is visiting her aunt.i Mrs. H. E. Bover. HALIFAX Charity Lodge of Odd FeUows Holds Arnfual Banquet | Special Correspondence. | Halifax. Jan. 2.—Charity Lodge Xo. ! S2, I. O. O. P.. held their annual ban quet on Friday evening. It was largely attended. Mr. and Mrs. H. Stewart Potter an nuunce the birth of a daughter, Thurs day, December 31, ll 4 14. M*s. L M. Bowman and daughter, Margaret, of Altoona, spen; several days the past week with relatives in i town. Miss Margaret Wolstenholine and Miss Florence Stocke, both of Philadel phia, are guests of the former's sister. Mrs. Frederick C. Smith. The new Halifax Grange building has been completed and is now ready for occupancy. Watch night services were held in the United Brethren and Methodist churches on Thursday night. Miss Esther Keiter, of Harrisburg, and Miss Gertrude Keiter. of Williams town, spent several days the past week with their Claude Keiter, and family. : MECHANICSBURG New Year Arrives With Little Dem onstration in the Borough i Special Correspondence. Meehanicsburg, Jan. 2. —The new ' year was received here with little dem onstration. The banks and postoffice observed the usual holiday hnyurs. Very many of the citizens spent the day in Harrisburg, the Mummers' parade be- I ing the attraction. This town was represented in the parade. The final preliminary rehearsal of the tabernacle choir was held Thursday evening in the bethej of the Church of God, under the direction of ProfessoT J. R. Swart z. There are about one hun ' dred and fifty members now enrolled in the choir, and more are being added. : Professor Hohgatt, who will hav? charge of the choir during the cam paign, will arrive in town to-day. The Standard Bearers, a young Wom en's Missionary Society of tb? Metho dist church, held their monthly meet ing Thursday evening at the home of Miss Xellie Haslett, Wert Locust street. Thursday evening Mrs. George F. Coble entertained the class taught by her in St. Mark's Lutheran Sunday school, at her home, West Locust street. I The members of "the class are Misses I Beatrice Heikes, Josephine Campbell, PLEASURE SEEKERS TO BE ENTERTAINED AT TWO WORLD'S EXPOSITIONS - > v v ! \ V v ■ , T Imif - . " j CL -—- .N Tnc PA,NTED CALIFORNIA E XPOt>»TiQN ,SAN DIEGO With the chill winds of winter sweeping the North and the East, with most of the coiiutry north of Mason and Dixon's line and east of the Kockies under a blanket of snow that Is likely to rpuialii until spring, the exodus "to a laud that is fairer than this" is now beginning. The professional tourist, like the • lad of the desert, seeks always something new. something diverting, something different, and herewith are set ft'nt> the enchautmeuts of those alluring places "whose |x>wers can crown old Winter's head with flowers." Several reasons routriintte to the belief that the winter resorts of Amer ica will tills -ensou lie called upon to provide entertainment tor the greatest nutnlier of pleasure seekers in their careers. Of course, the priucipal rea- Hazel Tink, Ijeali Knoll. Nada Keefer, Anna MUIIUIID, Dorotliy Ross, Ethel Stine. At the same time Mr. Coble i entertained his class'of young men ;tu.t the young people spent a very delight ful closing evening of the year. De i iicious refreshments were served. Mrs. Sarah Barrick. of Steelton, lias sold a lot on South Arch street to 1.. A. Dil.er. Nt private- sale. The lot is 1 opposite Mr. IKller's residence. Con I suleraiion private. Professor David Harman, of Hazle ton, is a jar-st in the home of his ni<ve,' ! Mrs. Harry Marshall, West Main street. I Professor ilarman is a prominent edu -1 .-ator and was attending t!-e meeting of the State Teachers' Association in ' Harrisburg this week. Miss Blanche Boistline spent Thurs j day with Harrisburg friends. There were seven deaths in this ! place during the mouth of December. •I. W. Barrick. of Steelton. was a vis f iter here Thursday. The sleighing has been excellent in this place and vi?iftity the past ten , days an i has been indulged in very ex j tensi vol v. Miss Stella Marshall, organist of the Presbyterian church, is spending a va cation with Philadelphia friends. To-day was "Horse Company Day" here. The annua! meeting of the Allen laal Kast Pennsboro Society for the re covery of stolen horses and mules was held in Franklin Hall. Two sessions were held, one this morning and one ! thi< afternoon. i The opeuing eercice of the tabor-' | naele which was announced for to-1 morrow, has been postponed for a week j land will be held Sunday, Jr.n-.ary 10. | This postponement is in order that the I ground may be thoroughly dried and licated and the frost all gotten Gut be fore the sawdust an. 1 shavings are placed in the tabernacle. 'Hie he.it'.ngj with the stoves will be continued and the blew pipe which Mr. Marshall has been using on the ground will al»j be used again by him. It has a great vol ume of. heat. Services preparatory to communion were in St. Mark's Lutheran church last evening and this afternoon. : Communion services will be held to morrow. To-morrow morning the pulpit of Trinity Lutheran church will be filled by the Rev. G. M. Diffeudorfer, 1). D„ of Carli-le, general secretary of pas tor's fund of the General Synod of America. At the meeting of the Woman's Club, heH last evening at the home of Mrs. C. Oleudenin. the committee which had been appointed to purchase over- BRINGING IN TURKISH PRISONERS OF WAR AFTER AN ENGAGEMENT TURKISH PRISONERS =SI shoes and other useful Christmas gifts for needy children of the town, mado its report. It was decided to postpone, ,on account of the union evangelistic campaign, the club reception, which is usually held in January. The lesson study, on "The Rite of the Kingdom of Prussia, *' was conducted by Mrs. Pirestine, and the remainder of the program was devoted to the consid eration of "The German at Home." The town is full of visiters on ac count of the annual "Horse Company . Meoting.'' Miss Martha Schafliirt is visiting relatives in Morcersburg. Professor A. B. Hess, of Chambers burg, formerly of this place, was a visitor here this week. The boys and girls are making good use of the last of their vacation and are enjoying skating and coasting to the fullest extent. NEW CUMBERLAND Work to Be Resumed at Woolen Mill Next Monday Special Correspondence. 0 New Cumberland, .lan. 2.—The Mis sion Band of St. Paul's Lutheran church met at the home of MTS. Harry ! Lingle. Sixth and Bridge streets, this afternoon. The Children's Sewing Cir ; de of the Lutheran church also met at Mrs. Lingie's home. The New Cum'berland School Board j will meet on Monday evening. I John C. Spahr, of York, called on his brother, G. W. Spahr, and family, this I week. Miss Miriam Lenhart and Miss Man- Wright attended a masquerade party at the home of Miss Lillian Beach, Harris burg. Thurs lay evening. Mrs. A. .1. Reesor and son. of York, -oent several dava with Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Kohr. Work will 'be resumed at the Susque hanna woolen mill next Monday. Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Golt, of North Carolina, were guests of Mr. and !Mrs. Samuel Blodgett the past week. The oSicial board of Trinity I'. B. church held its regular monthly meet ing last nigtit at S o'clock. To morrow the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be administered at 10.30 a. m. and 7 p. m. Ma's. Given, of Harriefburg, sfvent Thursday with her aunt. Mrs. Catherine Cook. Jlr. and Mrs. P. C. Reigan and daugh ters. Jane and Nora, of Hammond, In diana, spent Wednesday with M. A. Straus's family. A union service 'beginning the Week of Prayer will bo held in Trinity I'. B. ohurvli Monday evening at 7.45 o'clock. | The Rev. S. N. Good, pastor of the ; Church of God. will preach the sermon I j on this occasion. | Mrs. Geiger, of Wormloyfburg, colled ! on friends iu Now Cumberland Tliurs ; l ' a . v - Workmen employed on the opposite side of tlhe river are walking on the ice to and from work. The watch night services at Trinity United Brethren church wore well at- I ] tended. One of the most interesting | features of Hie service was the strong,, helpful sermon preached by the Kev. i iJ. R. Hutchison. Following the sermon : a consecration meeting was held in which nearly all present took part. The I pastor, the Rev. A. 1!. Ayres, had charge I of this service. i Oil January 1. soon after the mid night watch, Clair E. Anderson, ot be ' moyne, Pa., and Miss Carrie V. Went/,,, of this place, were united in marriage bv the Rev. A. R. Ayres at the United I Brethren parsonage. To-morrow the llolv Communion will I l>e administered at Baughman Memorial j M. E. church. The pastor, the Rev. ,1. . j V. Adams, has planned for this service ' ( J specially to mark the opening of the ac- j . : tivties of the church for the new year ! | ami 'has asked each member and adher- M int to be present. In the evening at • 7.30 the Rev. Mr. Adams will make a j ; j new year's address, "What It Means j to Live." I Mrs. James Shaffer, of Burnham. is j | visiting her mother. Mrs. Kaufman, and ! , sister, Mrs. Harry Hawn. ( Mr. Crone, who resides with his daugh ter. Mrs. Hostefter. on Market street, had a fall on the ice. cutting a gash on . his head. Elmer Stewart, a chemist of Frank ford, Indiana, who spent several days I with his cousin, John McPanel, of ' Bridge street, left yesterday for Porto '. Rico, where he has accepted a position I in a sugar refinery. The Town Council is 'having some re ( | pairs made to the Couniil chamber. Alice Joyce To-day at the Photoplay . | Miss Alice Joyce, popular Kalom - t star, appears to-day in a two-act drama, f "The Mayor's Secretary." The last of r the *"Beloved Adventure" series, fea -1 i turing Arthur Johnson as "Lord Ce jcil" and Ix>ttie Briscoe as "Betty," 1 tithe girl from the West, will be shown. 3 Miss Katlilvn Williams and Charles Clary appear to-day in a Selig drama, - "Until Death Do Us Part." This foa - ture deals with the woman, the athlete . and the physician, all of whom were j shipwrecked and find shelter on an is t land. AiW. * son Is that excursion travel to Europ« has 1 >i'ou almost wholly checked by the war. Those who have songht the balmy air of the Riviera or of other Mediter ranean shores are turning their eyes to the West Indies, to Hercnuda and to South America. And those who have already made these Western world pilgrimages predict that once the Euro pean habitue goes to these new resorts he wilt have been won completely. The resorts of the Western world have spared no effort to provide ade quately for their greatest of years. Added to the marvellous attractions of the great hotels that line the Florida coast and dot the islands of Southern waters two magnificent world's exposi tions have been arranged. One, the i'unntna California Exposition at San Diego, which opens the early part of January, revealing to the world an en trancing vista of blossoms and fruits, of Industry, of Romance and of the half told history of a section that was In habited centuries and centuries before Columbus was born. A little more than a month and a half later the great Panama-Pacific Exposition at San Francisco will open its portals and bid the world to enter and be entertained. Here will be displayed all the marvels of man's In genuity. combined with scenes that uiu.it entrance. Both of these exposi tions will continue until the end of the vear KREIDLER HEADS HOPE CO. Former Councilman Re-elected Presi dent By Fire Fighting Organization The luemtbors of the Hope Fire Com pany last evening held their annual meeting and for the fourth consecutive time elected Augustus H. Kreidler, a j former Common Councilman, to head the organization as its president. The other ollicers for the ensuing j year are Ephraim Painter, vice presi ; dent; William L. Windsor, 3d, secre tary; John C. Kindler, treasurer; Ed ward Halbert, tieorge Shoemaker, Ed win Keys, trustees; Ralph MeCord, li brarian; the Rev. Harry Nelson Bass , ler, chaplain; Samuel OTsen, company engineer; H. A. Chayne, R. F. McKee, F. L. Kindler, auditors; William Mc- Coy, James Wolf, W. IJ. Windsor. Wil i liani Stewart, F. L. Kindler, safety com mittee; James Wolf, Samuel Olson, A. W. MahafTee, delegates to Firemen's Union; O. E. Osier, delegate to Fire men's Relief; Charles Sprue ebank, Ralph MeCord, Harry Miller, investb gating committed; A. W. Mehaffeo, F. L. Kindler, Harry Miller, Ralph Me ! Cord, Oeotye J. Shoemaker, William I>. | Windsor, 3d. Charles Sprue (rtmnk, Wil ! liam Halbert, James Wolf and L. Brin . ton, board of trustees. Cat Beats All the Rat Traps In the World In the current issue of "Farm and i Fireside" appears a department called j the "Headwork Shop" in which con tributors give practical suggestions base I on their own experience. One contributor tells as follows how she got rid of rats on her farm: "We used to see rats most any time making a bee line from grain struck to lumber pile or pig pen. They clwmbed stalks oif corn to fea.st on the ears, they ate the grain in the feed boxes (the horses ofen standing back waiting), ate grain in the field, got into the eom eribs :tnd granaries, and into the house. "We shot them, trapped th<<in with steel and wire trajw, until ve could catch only young ones. We wee afraid to use poison on account of dogs, chick ens, and stock .At last a neighbor show el me whait a good eat she owned. This eat carried rats, mice, sqifi»rels and ralb bits to her kittens. Our dontfalb ended in mv bringing home two liittens name-1 Sambo and Peanut. They) were fed at regular intervals, so had /no excuse for stealing. Pretty soon theyjbogan tossing mice around out iu the/ yaTd. They would catch seven or eight a day. Next it was young rats ind as t.lio cats ! grew latter it was old fats also."