Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, January 02, 1914, Page 8, Image 8

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THOSE Who ha%« jndertaken the
task of cleaning up Harrisburg
with respect to its vice dens,
liquor law violators and gam
bling hells, will have the support of
every right-thinking man and woman
In the community.
The most potent weapon in the
hands of those who have undertaken
this movement should he the reports of
the police officers and constables,
whose duty it is to report condi
tions In their home districts to the
courts. There is plenty of law for the
wiping out of these places if those en
trusted with keeping the order of the
city can be made to observe it in spirit |
as well as in letter. In a large ma-|
« jority of oases the reports made by po-j
lice officers and constables at each j
quarter sessions are either deliberate
sidestepuing of the facts as the officers
know them, or the officers themselves
are densely ignorant of the things in
their respective districts concerning
V" IPWoh it is tlielr duty to be fully in
There can be no excuse tor the con
stable who tolls the court that he
••suspects" the existence v of resorts run
in defiance of the law. It is his duty
to bring to the court sufficient e* i
dence to permit the prosecuting officer
to proceed according to law. If the
law as it stands to-day had been fully
enforced in the past there would be
little need of the present movement.
The fact of the matter Is that the of
ficers and constables have purposely
glossed over conditions that were In
flagrant violation of long existing
Possibly apathy of press and public
has been in part to blame. The dis
position to wink at what used to be
considered by many a "necessary evil"
may have given these officers the im
pression that they were doing quite
the proper thing In shutting their eyes
to the unquestionably large number of
den keepers of whom the court and
the prosecuting attorney have never
But this excuse can be no longer
offered. The public Is arouseil. It Is
determined to rid this cltv of com
mercialized vice and its attendant
evils. Constables and policemen have
received fair warning that their re- j
ports to the January sessions of crlni- ]
k. _ i na j court are to be real reports, set
ting forth the fa'-ts as they exist, and
an guardians of the peace in the sev
eral districts they are expected to
know them. Doubtless, with these
facts in mind and the possibility of
embarassing questions by the court if
♦he new conditions are not recognized,
k . the quarter sessions reports this month
will be of more than usual breadth
and interest.
The Kind of public service that re
duces trm price of gaa to the consumer
at a time that prices of fuel and other
commodities are generally on the in
crease is worthy of the name. The
■Mpj-ricburf? Gaa Company Is to be com
■mended for its voluntary action in this
respect. No doubt a grateful public
will see to it that It loses nothing in
the way of receipts. A cut In price
will no doubt encourage a more gener
ous use of gas for household and
manufacturing purposes.
THE murder of J. E. Bush, of this
county, for the large sum of
money he kept hidden about his
home, has a sequel In California,
less tragic, but Just as conclusive in
ita proofs of the foolishness of hoard
ing cash In easily-discovered places
of concealment. The death of Bush
and the experience of Mr. and Airs.
H. R. Hankins, of Los Angeles, who
lost all their savings by not deposit
ing the money in a savings bank,
ought to be a warning to anyone who
is taking similar foolish chances.
The savings of two years of mar
ried life, the fruits of many privations
and denials, which were to be used in
paying for a little home, were taken
away by the. ruthless hand of a thief.
The savings amounted to *1,500, most
ly in gold.
The money was in a little box hid
den In a bookcase. Often the husband
had cautioned his wife to place the
money in a bank, but no one knew the
money was there, she reasoned, not
even her husband's parents, with
whom they lived, and it was far safer.
And so every week sl)e added a few
pieces of gold to the hoard and visions
of the little home grew brighter.
Every morning when tlie couple
awoke Mr. Hankins looked at the
bookcase to see that everything was
safe, line morning he discovered that
the window was open, the books \sere
lying on the floor and the money
gone. •
The matter was reported at once to
the police, but detectives, who were
assigned to the case have yet no
clew to work upon. A reward of S3OO
was authorized by the loser.
The building on the little home is
stopped, and unless the money Is re
covered the house will be turned over
to the builders.
The couple both declared that thej
had learned a dear lesson. They will
now start to save again, but each week
their savings will be recorded in a
little bank book issued by one of the
very large and strong savings banks
for which Ivos Angeles is noted.
Similar examples of the folly of dis
trusting banks occur frequently in all
parts of the country. None of '.iiem
would occur if everybody realized that
the number of depositors who have
ever lost anything through a bank
failure in the I'nited States, as com
pared with the total number of de
positors Is so inflniteslmally small that
lit scarcely can be figured at all.
RG. DUNN * CO. report 556
financial failures in Phlladel
# pliia alone during 1913, the
greatest number in years.
Democratic prosperity!
The Philadelphia Public Ledger re- j
ports that steel orders fell off 31 per j
cent, during 1913. More Democratic
The United States Chamber of Com
merce announces that in Pennsylvania
"mills are laying off a number of men ;
and at present are only running from I
00 to "0 per cent, of their capacity, ;
A further reduction is expected dur- I
ing the winter months, probably down
to 50 per cent." Still more Demo- I
cratlc prosperity!
"Shoe manufacturing is good at j
present with a prospect of an advance j
in prices." United States Chamber of !
Commerce report. One of the prom- ;
ised Democratic low tariff benefits for j
the common people, no doubt. The j
cost of living is generally higher than j
a year ago.
A tliief robbed a Hazleton church ot !
Its contributions, using an ice-pick to i
open the boxes. Cold-blooded wretch! i
i 'ORX not the skunk. The cur-,
Srent weekly letter of the United
States Department of Agriculture j
devotes several closely printed;
columns to its virtues. Many people,
the department expert concludes, do
not know that the skunk possesses
anything but a smell and a skin that
can be dyed and sold for anything i
from sea otter to Russian minx. He
hastens to inform an ignorant public!
of the fact that If it were not for the '
humble night-prowler named our corn!
crops would be eaten from the roots'
up by the white grub, our wheat would !
be ruined by the grasshopper and the:
pestiferous catterpillar would kill our
| fruit trees.
This is interesting information.
What an army of hungry, industrious
little skunks there must be. In our
imagination we see them sallying
forth in myriads at sundown from
their hiding places, hastening to the
corn patches and wheat fields and
working as industrially during the
night for the welfare of the crops as
the farmer does during the day.
Some agriculturists may conclude
that the benefit Is not worth the
smell, but there Is one recommenda
tion In the articlo mentioned that in
all likelihood will be generally ac
cepted. "Don't catch skunks." advises!
the writer. Very well, then, we won't.
Some men try to look as though
they really enjoyed automobillng this
kind of weather.
MAYOR ROYAT.. Is taking it very
much to heart that two of hisi
( appointees are likely to lose j
their places under a resolution 1
presented by Commissioner Lynch at
the meeting of the City Council this !
week and which lies over until next j
week for action.
The Mayor's charge that politics is ,
playing a large part in the changes !
contemplated comes with ill grace '
from an official who has used his ap
pointive powers from the very first
for the reward of political favorites,
who nominated men for the police
force whom Councils, for the good of
the city service, refused to confirm;
who named inspectors whose incom
petency made them the subjects of
criticism from their first day of work,
and who ripped Republicans out of
office regardless of their fitness and
substituted for them Democrats whose
methods made the Royal adminis
tration the costliest and most inefficient
in the history of the city.
Commissioner Lynch says that If
anybody in Council "started" Inter
ference with departmental affairs not
immediately under his direction it was
the Mayor himself when he declined
to vote for the dismissal of a Demo
cratic Highway Department employe
"for the good of the service." So long
as it means the retention of a Demo
crat in office Mayor Royal is a strict
advocate of nonpartisanism in com
mission government. As soon as it
happens to be a Republican for whom
he is asked to vote in confirmation, he
finds that "gang rule" Is being at
tempted and that "politics is being
i played."
And yet, in face of the fact that
Royal has been and still Is the strong
est advocate of the "spoils system"
that has occupied the Mayor's office
for many years, hia_ apologist this
morning has the temerity to assert
that "he is for the best service icgard
i less of persons or parties."
! Etening (Cltat I
The vigor and variety with which
1 larrlsburg celebrated the advent of
1914 yesterday have caused a good
many people to remark their surprise
that some organized effort is not made
to observe the high days and holidays
in the capital of the State. Visitors
rroin other cities have frequently re
marked the sporadic character, so to
speak, of the celebrations held here,
lesterday was the first New Year's
lJaj on which anything was done in
the way of amusement for the thou-
K 8I ?I . °' P e °P ,p who made the day a
holiday, and while the opening; of the
library was something
which was an event, yet such occa
sions do not come more than once in a
generation. A couple of years ago
the city had a Fourth of July cele
•rution worth while because it was
worked up, and wo all hoped that the
c ®'" ni '^ tee which was so successful
with that undertaking would trv it
again, but it skipped 1913. Even'our
Italian cousins passed up Columbus
Day. and as for the other holidays
the\ were without much worth talking
about except the work horse parade
on Labor Day and an athletic contest
or so until Christmas, when we had
the community tree and those very
Pleasant exercises at Front and Market
streets. The year 1914 started off
with something to make the dav
notable and perhaps it will serve as
«r,»Ji nCe, «'Y e to those Interested in
public affairs to commence to think
about July 4 next.
A friend has recalled, after reading
references in this column to Jonas
; that we did not mention the
-sreat autumn stunt of the late tip
-sian. Jonas was a graduate of a
country smithy and came to the city
rroin somewhere in the vielnitv. It
must have been the ponhauss' belt,
because regularly, every fall, he would
disappear about the time the countrv
folks began to butcher. They used to!
sa\ Jonas could sniff "mettiesuppes" i
And thaf hls Peregrinations!
in the country would yield him enough
dainties to keep him in luscious pro
a mon,h or so. At least
court l ' ame time to open January
State Zoologist H. A. Surface says
hai People should take advantage of
he comparatively open winter and
save themselves trouble next year by i
desttoeing remnants of garden plants!
instead of leaving them In the gardens I
ot fields until spring. Tf destroyed
«?*«<>• of their pests are destroyed I
with them; if allowed to remain until
spring, many of these pests have op
portunity to escape. The vines of po
tatoes, cucumbers, squash, melons,
etc., should be raked together and
E°* n °" , dr > straw or brush and |
bui ned. This gets rid of both the in- ;
se« is and fungous diseases lurking:
The old asparagus plants
should be cut off and burned, and
straw spread over the asparagus bed
a ? d hurned thereon at once, to get rid
of the asparagus beetles, and then the
! ' tainingr the asparagus roots can
be well mulched with a cover or litter
. to P rote ct them during
tbatThl ♦' ii ,s , especially important j
th» iJI ,1? . s ? f cab bage plants and
the imperfect heads should be re
nted and fed to swine or cattle, or
to P T t J,".A tor^ e l ln a cold place t0
dunnß ' the Wnter. Even
been o ? I ,*l°™ whkh heads bave
should be removed from the
hnrnorf as directed above, or
'T" ef - .Several kinds of pests are
liable to be found upon these old stubs
o! the leaves clinging thereto. The
l est way to destroy them is to feed
them to livestock or burn them.
n rf ( ;-frM° U / Se ' p , rlde ourselves on our
ad\anred methods and our ways of
letting people know things from the
housetops without going around and
ringing doorbells. However, in an
other part of this paper will be found
an item from the Telegraph "of fifty
jears ago which says that the red
flag is flying over Brant's hall, tell
ing people that there is good skating.
To-day the flag is due to fly over the
L n'on T rust building to give the same
information about Wlldwood Park
iskating. Branfs hall used to be
where the Commonwealth Trust Com-
I pany building stands and was the
place where signals were displayed
Just as the Park Commission displavs
at the Union Trust. It may also be
interesting to note that the tempera
ture fifty years ago was one degree
above zero. And they did not have
steam heat in those days.
People who attended the opening
exercises of the Public Library yes
terday and many of the hundreds who
filed through the beautiful building
expressed the regret that three men
who had much to do with the crea
tion of the building are no longer
here. Robert Snodgrass and Levi B.
Alricks, t,wo of the executors of Mrs
Haldeman-Haly's will, who aided the
o J n , many ways ' and Kflrmnn
M. .Mitchell, whose enterprise brought
about the adoption of the design of the
building and who was a most zealous
advocate of the library's interest have
passed away.
—Dr. Martin G. Brumbaugh has
been re-elected head of the Philadel-!
phia schools.
David® J. Davis has been made
Scranton city solicitor again. He is
well-known here because of his ap
pearance in cases and in the legisla
tive committees.
—lt. A. McCrady, justice of the
peace at Edgewood Park, Allegheny
[county, is the youngest justice in the
State. He is twenty-one and no more.
—Charles Steel, burgess of North
umberland. paid oft the debt of the
borough hook and ladder company
—H. S. Snyder, vice-president of the
Bethlehem Steel Company, sailed for
Europe, planning some new ore ship
ment lines.
—R. M. Gibson, one of the assistant
federal attorneys In Pittsburgh, has
become an assistant district attornev
of Allegheny.
By the restaurant pay desk stood
the manager, greeting each outgoing
and incoming guest with a seraphic,
managerial smile.
The smile grew broader, and. If
possible, sweeter, as an elderly gen
tleman, looking well fed and comfort
able, approached to pay his bill. When
he had collected his change he turned
and noticed the beaming manager.
"By the way," said he, "you say on
your bllls-of-fare that you are always
glad to receive suggestions from cus
tomers as to any possible improve
ments that occur to them."
"That is so. sir—thta is so," an
swered the smiling one. "Have you
any suggestion you wish to make?"
"Well—er—yes, I have. You state
that you make your own sausages in
this establishment, do you not?"'
"That is correct, sir—we do."
"Well. then. I would suggest that
you let someone else do It. Good
The soul alone, like a neglected
Grows out of tune, and needs
a hand divine;
Dwell thou within it, tune and
touch the chords.
Till every note and string shall
lanwser thine!
—Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Nomination For This Section
Spoken of by People Inter- j
ested in Campaign
Late Candidate For Lieutenant
Governor Outspoken in His j
Advocacy, Too
Owing to the fact that Senator Pen-J
rose, a Philadelphlan, will be a can-j
didate to succeed himself, and that the j
Republican candidate for Governor J
may be a man from that city, there
are a good many people who are (
speaking favorably of President Judge
George Kunkel, of this district, as a
representative of the interior for the
| vacancy on the Supreme Court bench
that will he caused by the expiration
of the term of Chief Justice Fell. Even
if the nominee for Governor of the
Republicans should come from Alle
gheny or Erie or liackawnnna, and
not from Philadelphia, the terri
torial argument in favor of Dauphin
county would hold good. The nomina
tion will be nonpartisan. x •
There are men being spoken of for
the Judicial nomination in Philadel
phia, Allegheny, Erie, liackawanna
innd other counties In addition to the
j Dauphin president Judge.
Thomas M. Greevy. the Democratic
leader of Rlair county and candidate
for Lieutenant-Governor In 1910, inci
dentally a man
who stood up and
fought and did not Greet)' Comes
desert to Berry, is Out Strongly
quoted in one of ••'or M. J. Ryan
tne Philadelphia
papers as declar
ing that the candidacy of Michael J.
Ryan is widely favored in the State.)
lie said to Eugene C. Bonniwell. the]
field marshal of the Ryan forces, that
the western counties will he for the
Philadelphia solicitor and that never)
had he known a candidate to he so
strongly endorsed.
The congressional situation in Rerks
county, where Congressman Rother
mel is facing opposition for renotnina
tlon, was further
complicated yester-
Rothermel's day by announcement
Troubles in that Fred A. Marx, an
a Pyramid attorney of Kutztown,
would be a candidate
for the nomination.
Rothermel irritated "Doc" Krenip, the
Palmer leader in Reading, by refusing
to line up for him for postmaster.
Herr Spatz. the Boyertown sage, also
developed ambitions and now here is
Mars. Over in Lehigh ex-Senator De
wait is demanding the place on behalf
of that county and making an active
Tt is probable that within the next
few days an effort will be made to
secure some court test of the county
controller law for the
counties having be
tween 100,000 and Controller
150,000 population. Act Should
In the dozen or more lie Tostcd
counties, where such
officials will take office
on Monday, there are people who
question the act. In Blair county
County Solicitor ,T. Lee Plummer
stirred up the animals by declaring
the controller had no right to the
office, but a court test has never been
had. Many are anxious to get the test
I mmcAL s
—The chopping of heads seems to
have struck the Philadelphia police
department, too.
—Judge Garman's boom for United
States Senator does not attract much
commendation in Market Square.
—lt is not r happy new year fori
the banded bosses of the reorganized
—Mayor Armstrong seems to have
been very successful in his selection
of men for the new cabinet.
—The southeastern counties seem
to be having a real lively local option
time and it will be reflected in the
campaign this year.
—Northampton Democrats are
scrapping over post office appoint
—Friends of Joe Totten and Fisk
Goodyear are matching pennies over
the Carlisle post office.
—James M. .Tones has been elected
sealer of weights and measures of
Montour county.
—llazleton's new postmaster Is to
be named this week and there are a
score of hopefuls.
—Just suppose the majority of the
City Council was Democratic. How
long would it be before heads would
fall in departments which happen to
be Republican. And the Patriot would
hall it as an act of civic duty.
—lt all depends upon whose ox Isj
—lt is said that behind the Phila
delphia Post Office congestion may
lurk some Democratic investigation
schemes and removals.
—Ex-Judge J. H. R. Wilson, of
Clarion, has removed to Philadelphia,
where he will practice.
—District Attorney Rotan will make
some changes In his staff In Philadel
"How many miles to Babylon?"
"Three score years and ten."
"Can we get there by candle light?"
"Yes, and back again."
Children on the burning street,
L*>ng lines dancing In the sun,
Fad*d drosses, grimy feet—
"How many miles to Babylon?"
Far, too far to go to-day—
To Babylon, or high romance—
And hard to find, the fragrant way.
For all save children In a dance.
"Can we get there by candle-light?"
No, for the toll is never done.
And life's long candle-light comes on,
And still they're far from Babylon.
For candle-lighting time will come
In cottages along the road,
But still the ogre factories hum.
And still the worker lifts hi* load.
'Tis three score miles and ten, they
Ah. more then that the way must run,
For tenement and rumbling dray
Have blocked the road to Babylon.
"Open the gates and let us through!"
Cry men and women In the gloom.
While weary hands their work renew
At swift machine and clanging loom.
Within those gleaming walls they And
Ufe welded !n a joyous whole;
Through skillful hands and eager mind,
A dream of beauty in the soul.
Fling wide the gates of golden hours.
Fling wide the gat«s. and hinder
That all may see the shining towera.
And enter happy Babylon.
—Bv Hilda W. Smith in The Survey.
Clearance Sale
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Furs at Reductions
I lie extraordinary mild winter season makes it advisable to
close out all Fur Sets regardless of profit. J
Ked Fox Set, formerly $16.50, now SIO.OO J
Gray Fox Set, formerly $25, now $10.50 | ff
Civet Set, formerly S6O. now $40.00 h
Mink Set. formerly $75. now $50.00 NOT
Men's and Women's Fur Coats and Fur Lined, at proportion- j(1 I
ate Reductions, and many other beautiful fur sets. I
Fourth and Market Streets
Letters to the Editor
To the Editor of The Telegraph:
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Unions of Harrisburg and Dauphin
county extend New \ ear ® sreetli' d
\b the old vear dies, we send gooa ,
wishes for the year that's, new
The press is the worlds um\eislt>
and this is a reading age.
The masses are educated and in
fluenced by the mighty power of the,
'"There is no middle ground as regards |
influence —It either helps 01 hinders,
lifts up or pushes down.
We thank the Telegraph for the re
cent splendid editorials and foi its de- I
cfslon to eliminate liquor advertising
from its columns. ,-mv
In the hands of this peaceful armj
for the overthrow of our country s (
worst enemy, we consider the Telegraph
ii strong weapon In printing nearer the
day of final triumph. c T y
Certain of our wise men of to-day .
have shaded away sin till it becomes
an expression of temperament. Thej I
tell us that we sin because our grand
father sinned, and because our home |
is situated In the wrong block. These :
are clever words of clever comforters, j
and surely they ought to wipe away I
forever the tears from our eyes. But ,
they do not speak to human need.
They leave the life blighted and the ,
heart ashamed. They leave the sin- j
nlng one to continue in despair. He i
does not ask that his sin shall be ex- j
plained away. He wishes forgiveness
and a fresh start. In the Book, which ;
is not read as once it was, there are i
no soft words about sin. But the way |
out is shown. And not only is for
glveness offered In this Book, but
man's need of comfort is met. There i
is comfort in plenty. These writers
knew the human heart. They saw
man broken by his toil and his grief.
And for this, too. they had the an
swer. They told of a Being of love,
hidden just back of this rude and tem
porary universe. This love, they said,
is conscious of how the littlest child
and the old man are sick at heart or
one to come close to their loneliness.
When again will any company of
writers say the things they know in
such telling words, such pictures of
humble life: —the body far away from
the faces of his home and far gone In
shame —such true stories of lowly de
votion breaking through into beauty
Much is swept away between us and
them, but not one accent of Naomi's
voice is lost to us, and still the Turn
again, my daughters." is as wistful as
when it breathed through the alien
corn. What richer consolation are we
hungry for that we turn from Judea?
Has the human heart changed under
the wear of the centuries, to that sin
no longer seeks forgiveness, and grief
has no need of a comforter? Have
our ships sailed so far that they have
revealed to us a braver continent than
the fields where pain once reigned? Is
our science so acut that it has banished
failure from man's life; Is man's
heart at last self-sufficient and all
[From the Chicago rterald.J
At last we are set down In the midst
of Damascus, a city that can claim life
without a break from Its founding back
In the dim dawn of the world's his
tory When Abram crossed the desert
from Haran 4,000 years ago, this city
was standing. (See Oen. xlv, 15 and xv,
» ) She dates back to the time of the
Pharaohs In Egypt; in fact, she was
old when Greece and Rome were strip
lings in years. Rome may be termed
the "Eternal City," but Damascus Is
twice as ond, and though her streets
have run red with blood of battle and
rapine many times, she has not been
overthrown. , .. . ,
"Babvlon Is an heap in the desert and
Tyre a ruin on the shore," but Damas
cus remains. .
Was there ever such a place to see
the nations of the earth parading to
gether? Here In the market-place are
motley crowds of Persians. Moors, Af
ghans. Indians. Egyptians. Sudanese,
Jews Bedouins, Druses, Turks, Euro
peans. The streets —so crooked, so
narrow, so dirty, so full of life, with
that strange spell of the desert upon
them! The residences as seen from the
street are ugly and disappointing
enough, yet like old barns and tumble
down mills at. home, are fascinating
, and picturesque.
JANUARY 2. 1914.
(Chicago Record-Herald.]
"A Strong Man's Faith" was produced i
at the Adelphi Theater last evening.!
Tlie cast was good but the play was too j
decent to deserve attention.
[New York World.l
If Villa shoots his own men for loot- 1
ing. there is some hint of reason: "The!
right to confiscate property shall rest !
only with the Constitutionalist govern-1
[Springfield Republican.)
Horace Vose is no more, but his!
Rhode Island turkeys may still continue
their annual trips to the White House.
r Boston Globe]
Champ Clark can point to the rise in i
the stock market Saturday as a quick'
proof of the truth of his statement that j
as soon as the currency bill was passed]
conditions would improve.
( haner to Talk Anyhun
[From the Albany Journal.] • j
Vice-President Marshall Is going to |
lecture, but It remains to be seen how j
many people will go to hear him.
j "A rolling stone gathers no mo.'S,"
said the philosopher.
"Yes," replied Mrs. Corntossel. "but;
I that's no excuse for a man devotin' all,
'his time to settin" In a rockln' chair,
i raisin' whiskers."—Washington Star. I
"■Pa had the last word in an argu
ment with nm as usual last night."
I "The last word as usual?"
"Yes. He apologized again." De
troit Free Press.
Come here now and choose from a large stock
of desirable winter woolens, embracing plain
and fancy i
Tweeds, Cassimeres, Cheviots,
Serges and Worsteds
Your garment will be tailored over your own
measurements with "full price" care as to
designing, draping and construction, but the
prices during this two weeks' stock reduction
instead of beit>g S3O to SSO will be just
One-third Less
Figure out for yourself the saving you can
22 N. Fourth Street
[From the Telegraph of Jan. 2. 1911]
Attacks Reeves
The following dispatch was received
|on Monday night at General Fisk's
j headquarters in St. Louis-.
! Pilot Knob, Dec. 28.
ITo General Fisk:
! Official dispatches from Major Wil
son inform me that he attacked
j Reeves seventeen miles southwest
| from Dauphin. Ripley county. M 0...
i about three O'clock on Christmas Day.
i and killed and wounded thirtv-flve
i of the enemy. R. G. WOODSON,
• 'olonel Commanding.
Colored Folk Celebrate
Fortress Monroe. Jan. 2. —The col-
I ored inhabitants of Norfolk and vi
! einity celebrated, to-day, the first an
! niversary of their freedom, as given
! them under the President's proclama
j tion of one year ago.
| [From the Telegraph of Jan. 2, 1864]
Rod Flag Flic*
The red flag has been floating
over Brant's hall during the day—in
dicating that the ice is in fine condi
j tion for skating.
1 Above Zero
The self registering thermometer
| shows the temperature last night was
j down to 1 degree above zero.
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