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Hard Freezing Weafher Crips Central and Eastern Sections of Country
LXXXIII— No. 11
TO CRIPPLE CIVIL
Port Office Appropriation Bill Has
"Rider" Permitting Return
to "Spoils System"
REPUBLICANS OPPOSE IT
Plan Removal of Assistant Post
masters to Fill Places
Special to The T
■Washington, Jan. IS. The post
office appropriation bill, carrying
1806,247,767, the largest amount ever
rtcommended by a committee to run
a government, department, waa re
ported to the House by tho committee
on poet offices and post roads. The
Increase over the present appropria
tion is nearly $22,000,000, which is
largely attributed to the additional
burden of the parcel post.
Republicans in tho House and the
minority members of the committee
declare that a. severe fight will occur
over a rider in the bill which would
dive the Postmaster-General sweeping
powers ,to discharge assistant post
masters and appoint successors with
out regard (o the civil service law.
The section reads:
Text of the lUder
"That hereafter any assistant, post
master who ma.v be required by law or
bv the authority or direction of the
Postmaster-General to execute a bond
to the Postmaster-General to secure
faithful performance of official dut>;
may be appointed by said Postmaster-
General, who may require such bond
without regard to the provisions of
an act of Congress entitled 'An act
to regulate and improve the civil ser
vice of the United States' approved
January 16. 1883, arid the amend
ments thereto or any rule or regula
tion made in pursuance thereof, and
the Postmaster-General shall have
power to revoke the appointment of
any assistant postmaster and appoint
his successor at his discretion with
out regard to the act, amendments,
rules or regulations aforesaid."
Representative Steenersoti of Min- j
ncsota and Madden of Illinois made a '
caustic minority report. They bitterly J
condemn the Democrats, anil char. •
Uiat it is the first step in a plat,
turn the postal service over l"
spoils system. Mr. Steen'erson
"It is proposed l>j the major:
include this vicious rider in this
by a special rule for thai purp
The policy of inserting riders in
is a vicious one and a resort, to it can
only be excused by a great, public emer
gency. The great Democratic party
when in the minority uniformly de
clared against it, but no sooner are
they in power than they resort to It
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2,500 Persons Use
Public Library in
First Seven Days
Trustees of the 1-larrishui g Public I
Library were last night informed that
3,223 hooks had been circulated in
seven days and (hat the registration of
persons who desired to secure books |
hail exceeded 2,500. These figures wcro
a surprise,'as it was not thought that;
the library would be as extensively used I
during tiie (list month. The library
was opened for registration on January
1, but tile book service did not begin
until January 3. Allowing two (Sundays
to intervene It appears that the book
circulation lias been very heavy dally.
On last Saturday alone 015 books were
The number of readers reported at
the library, that, is persons who visit
the library to read books, but not
withdrawing them, went up to 1,341.
In addition thirty-six questions, most
of (hem sent by telephone, were
of the books circulated about 80
tier cent, were fiction and 30 per cent
of the total taken out were Juveniles
The children's work is growing rapidly,
as there is n large attendance of
youngsters daily, and Ihe story-telling
hour on Saturday morning bids fair to
be a notable feature of library ac
Late News Bulletins
SHIPPING LOST ALONG COAST
Boston. Jan. ltt.—The hll/zard that gripped New Kiiglaiid and Ihe
Northeastern part of the United States to-day. iaslinl the coast from
New York to New Kotindland with tremendous fury.. There were re
j>orts of numerous vessels in distress and a heavy toll of life was feared.
The schooner *lOllll Paul, sank in Nantiieket sound. Nothing Is known
as to the fate of her erew. Another schooner, the Crcta, is lost.
NOTRE DAME OF MONTREAL AFIRE
Montreal, <lan. 13.—Notre Dame Cathedral, famous the world over,
caught fire this afternoon from a blaze that originated in the husiiira*
district. For a time It was thought that the fire was under .control, but
it was revived by a strong wind and spread from a hardware store
whore it started, to other structures.
Mexico City. .lan. 13.—The Mexican government will default in the
payment of the semi-annual interest on the bonds of the internal and
external debt« due this month, according to a decision reached at a cabi
net council uldc.li lasted until midnight.
Washington, .Fan. 13.—The failure of the Mexican government to
meet Its most lni|K>rtanl financed obligation—the interests o oils ex
ternal and internal debt—emphasised to official Washington that the
ITucrta government really Has in serious financial distress.
Philadelphia, .lan 13.—The patient in a local hospital upon
surgeons yesterday performed a rare operation in an effort to save liitu
from the progressive ravages or paresis, died to-day and surgeons who
had watched the case with keen interest* say that one or the most
heroic experiments of surgery lias gone to naught.
New York. .Inn. 13.—Arthur A. McLean, treasurer of the Democratic
State Committee, pleaded guilty to-day to act-eptlng campaign contribu
tions rroiu a eotitration. Supreme Court Justice Vernon M. Davis sus
IMttsburgh, Pa.. .Jan. 13.—The Allegheny river closed during the
night and reports from up river points to-day indicate the Ice is strong
enough to bear highway traffic, the llrst time in a number or years.
Christian Clark, a farm hand, was found frozen to death near Etna," Pa.
Thursday Island. Australia, Jan. 13. \ n Improvement was noticed
to-day in the condition of Madame I/lllian Nordiea, the American Singer
who has been seriously 111 for several days with pneumonia.
Mobile, Ala., Jan. 18.—l>elilah Bradley, 17 years of age, of Browns
Mills, N. J., round here In the company of Joel M. Foster, wealthy resi
dent of the New Jersey town, who Is charged with violation of the white
slave law, to-day said she would return home with her father.
New York, Jan. 13.—The market closed steady. Texas company
became weaker on denial that control of the company was being sought
by Standard OH interests. Canadian Pacific also manifested renewed
heaviness, but improved again later. Rise In the Important stocks was
checked, but there were no reactionary symptoms.
STEAMER WITH 150 !
ABOARD IS BELIEVED
TO HAVE FOUNDERED
Last Seen Ashore Near Halifax'
With Forward Hold Full of
Water; Has Disappeared
RESCUE SHIP IS SENT OUT!
Exact Whereabouts Unknown;
Vain Search For Missing
Vessel Is Being Made
Halifax, N. S„ Jan. 13.—'Wire
less communication with the
steamer Cobequid has ceased and
she cannot be seen from the light
house at Briar Island near where
she was reported ashore. When
last reported her forward hold
was full of water. She is said to|
have carried 150 persons.
After sending out wireless calls for'
assistance the vessel's wireless appa-|
ratus apparently failed and it has not!
been possible to restore comtnunica-|
tlon with rter.
The Cobequid got off ber course
when bound from the West Indies and
Bermuda for St. Joohn, N. B. It was
subsequently learned by telephone
from Westport, the nearest port to
Rrier Island, that no sign of the Cobe
quid could be seen from there. The
Brier Island lighthouse keeper re
ported that he could not locate the
Cobequid on the rocks off the island at
the western entrance to the bay.
As soon as the grounding of the
Uobequid became known the agent of
the Department of Marine and Fish
eries sent wireless instructions to the
government steamer Lady Lanrier to
proceed to the steamer's assistance.
150 Teachers of City
and County Enrolled
For U. of P. Course
bast night Dr.' Vocum gave his sec
ond talk in the free lecture course for
the advanced training of teachers,
opened last week by the University
of Pennsylvania in the Technical High
When it was first announced, but.
:i Harrisburg teachers enrolled,
tier Dr. Tocinn explained the nature
the work, at the city institute, sev
uty pledged attendance. Last week
iiiis preliminary enrollment was dou
bled, over 160 superintendents, princi
pals and elementary and high school
leachors being present from Harris
burg, Steelton, Mlddletown and other
localities. At yesterday's meeting still
others enrolled. The Hartißburg dele
gation was led by Dr. Shimmel, while
Superintendent Garver and Superin
tendent Wickey headed the several
count j' groups.
White Slave Traffic
Movie Is Suppressed
Under the direction of Mayor Royal,
Colonel Joseph B. Hutchison late yes
terday afternooh requested the man
agement of the Majestic Theater to
discontinue the showing of tho moving
pictures depicting white slavery. Mayor,
Royal's action was taken after he had 1
been called upon by committees from j
the Harrisburg Ministerial AsHocla-j
tlon and Civic Council of Churches. |
Manager C. F. Hopkins said this I
morning that, though he regretted |
the attitude shown against tho pic
tures, he wanted the people of the city i
to understand that he .had acted in all '
fairness, anil had given every oppor- j
tunity to the authorities to judge of j
tho character of the pictures.
BOSTON VOTES FOB MAYOR j
Boston, Mass., Jan. 13.—Boston vol-J
ers to-day cast I heir ballots for a
mayor to serve four years. Both can-;
didates. Congressman James M. Cur
ley and Thomas J. Kenny, president]
of the city council, expressed confi
dence this morning.
HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 13, 1914.
7 J * ,tc
RIVER EXPECTED TO
FREEZE OVER TONIGHT
Mr. Demain Expects Temperature
to Fall to Ten or There
OFFICIALLY 12 LAST NIGHT
In Many Parts of City, However,
Mercury Was Crawling in
Vicinity of 6 and 7
Observation* made al (hr office
of the Weather Hurrau. io-ilaj,
nhiiwfd that the temperature In thla
eltj- fell to 7V4 ile*ree* at tti.W a.
m. during the Know flurry that htt
the elty. Thin la the lon-eat offlelnl
temperature of the ninter.
The Susquehanna is expected to
freeze over to-night by Weather Fore
Although the mercury did not go
down lower than 12 degrees, officially,
last night, it was low enough to suit,
everybody. The coldest weather of
the winter it was without a doubt.
At 8 o'clock last night, the ther
mometer at the local Weather Bureau
registered 14 degrees. It came down
only a degree or two during the night,
reaching the lowest of 1* degrees at
li o'clock this morning. At 8 o'clock
it had only gone up to 13, and all
morning the rise was very slow.
The cold weather Ib to continue for
at least another twenty-four hours.
To-night the temperature may reach
10 degrees, and to-morrow it may be
warmer, but only slightly warmer.
Although the. official thermometer
at the Weather Bureau registered
1 2 degrees, many thermometers in out
lying sections of the city went much
At Wildwood the lake is covered
with ice two or three inches thick and
is getting in condition for skating.
Freezing Weather Grips
Central and Eastern
Sections of Country
Hy Associated Press
New York, Jan. 18. —The entre cen
tral and eastern sections of the coun
try to-day are in tho grip of hard
freezing weather with prospects that
it will continue another 21 hours at
least, and in some sections for a
longer period. From the Roclry
mountains to the Atlantic coaal de
cide* drops in the temperature were
reported last night and enrly to-day.
Bven in the south reports Indicate a
general cold wave and it is feared
that In many places the orange crops
will be damaged.
In the northwest below r,ero tem
peratures were common last night, the
lowest, 20 degrees below being reg
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11l TO DIRECT
| FOR ANOTHER YEAR
Park Board in Special Session Yes
terday Decides to Con
t For another year the development
| of Harrisburg's park and playground
system, Including: the proposed exten
sions tinder the SIOO,OOO loan, will be
[carried on with the aid of the expert
[advice of Warren H. Manning:, land
! scape architect:.
At a special meeting: yesterday aft
ernoon the Park Board and Cominis-
I sioner of Parks and Public Property
! M. Harvey Taylor decided to engage
I Mr. Manning for another year, hogin-
I ninK January HI, the date of the ex
' piration of his present contract,
i Ever since Harrlsburg began the
I improvement of its parks and play-
I grounds Mr. Manning has served as
| the expert. In that time the city has
' made its more remarkable strides
! toward the development of the "city
The laying out of the Wildwood
tract, the Island, the development of
the river parks, the special lines of
planting and gardening, the special
treatment, of the Oak Knob reservoir,
which converted what might have
been an ugly, unsightly crest of earth
into a pretty driveway and "lookout,"
these are only a few of the ideas sug
j gested by Mr. Manning and worked
| out by the commission under Park
| Superintendent Forrer's direction.
I A t yesterday's meeting the commis
sion formally accented the invitation
| of City Council to continue its service
I in an advisory capacity and a letter
| to that effect was sent to that body.
Trouble With Heating
Apparatus Causes the
Closing of Penn Bldg.
! More trouble with the heating ap-i
paratus at the Penn school building
I required the closing of five or the
eight rooms in the building this morn
For several weeks the building com-!
mittee. and members of the board'
have worried over the Penn building'sj
heating equipment which cannot bol
adjusted. With an expert on heating
the building was visited this morning!
by Charles Kohl, chairman of the]
building committee. President Harry!
A. Boyer, fharle? Werner and secre-,
tary of the board, D. J). Hamtnel
baugh. They spent the morning try
ing to find ih.- cHiise of the trouble.
Tidal Wave Adds to Horror of Volcano
Eruptions and Earthquakes in Japan
— lir L
HUTCHISON'S LIST <
OF TOM IS
! CORRECISIKS FllllK
Federal Agent Says Chief of Po
lice Returned Nearly All
Names to the Court
Colonel Hutchison's list of suspected !
houses of ill-repute in the city is prac j
tlcally complete, In the opinion of J-
Clarence "Funk, Federal agent dealing
with vice problems.
Mr. Funk said this morning that so
far as he knew the lisL furnished the. j
Dauphin County Court yesterday by!
the Chief of Police includes most ofl
the resorts of such character. A few,.
of which the Chief of Police (ms only
suspicions, may have been omitted |
from the list, In Air. Funk's opinion,,
but these are not more than half ai
The publication of the list and the
report to the court closed the redllghtl
district tight last night. Where the!
denizens of the underworld have fled I
| to is impossible to tell, but everything!
was clamped down tight and everybody
was under cover, as if a raid was ex-j
No action will be taken until after |
the close of criminal court this week.'
by either Colenel Hutchison or Dls- *
trict Attorney Stroup, but the material'
Is at hand on which further investlga-j
tion and action can be taken.
D. A. Stritlin, an employe of the!
Lancaster House, to-day promised ni
| letter defending the hotel for which he j
works. He says the hotel is unjustly |
referred to by the Police Department.
Suffragists and Antis
May Engage in Debate
Ry Associated Press
Washington, IT C., Jan. 13.—The]
woman suffrage and anti-suffrage'
camps in the capital have now reach-;
ed the stage of joint debate. Mrs. An-:
toinettc Funk, of Chicago, temporarily
in charge of the headquarters of the \
National Woman Suffrage headquar
ters, in the absence of Mrs. Medlll Me-1
Cormick, to-day Issued a challenge to'
Mrs. Augustus P. Gardner, one of thei
RED FI/AG DOESN'T 11,Y
Announcement was made late this
afternoon from the offices of the City |
Park Commission that skaters who go,
to Wildwood to-day or this evening do ■ <
so at their own risk. The announce-!
ment was made following an inapec-1 <
tion of the condition of the Ice thisii
morning. It was found that in placesl.
the ire is absolutely'unsafe. j!
* THE STRONG AR
FOR COMPTROLLER OF
; CURRENCY BV WILSON
He Is Also Named as Ex-Officio
Member of Federal Re
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., Jan. 13. —Presi-|
| dent Wilson early to-day prepared thoi
nomination of John Shelton Williams,
lof Virginia, for Comptroller of the
[Currency and ex-officio member of thoj
I Federal Reserve Hoard. Tlu: itoml-1
Inatlon was sent to the Senate this!
; Mr. Williams is now Assistant Seerc-
I tary of the Treasury, in charge of th<-l
! fiscal bureaus and Secretary McAdoo'sl
(first. assistant in matters of govern-!
j ment finance. The office of Comptrol-i
| ler of the Currency has boon vacant;
i several months. From time to time j
| various reports have been afloat in
| congressional circles of opposition be-j
| ing brought to bear against the nonii-
I nation of Mr. Williams. It was said |
jthat the so-called great financial in-'
Iterests were opposing hiin. There has!
| never been recorded, so far . as Is,
! known, before any committee or!
| through any official channel, any op-!
! position to his appointment, though]
| there are various reports of impend-;
ling opposition to his confirmation by j
; the Senate.
' Announcement of Mr. Williams' se-j
j lection followed a conference between
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Lock of Hair and
Picture of Woman in
Pocket of Outcast
By Associated I're v. ,
! New York, Jan. IS.—That Dudley ji
Jardine, son of George Jardlne, found- il
!er of an organ building firm, lived on i
the Bowery under the name of Wil i
j liam Smith after his disappearance j I
; thirty years ago, spending on an aver-j t
, age of $1.25 a week for his room, was l
i disclosed when the appraisal report (
lof his estate was filed. Dudley Jar- j
Idlne, who left an estate valued at t
$203,903 speculated in stocks even i
1 while living in Bowery lodging houses. (
i His burial in Potter's Field last Fe!> |
ruar.v was narrowly averted through ! 1
, the finding in the lodging house in s
which he lived of documents identify- 1
ing him. \
Friends of the man believe that a f
j romance caused Jardinc. to live as an j
j outcast. Among the articles found by t
! the appraiser of the estate is a locket
containing the picture and lock of hair 1
of a woman. It was the only bit of Is
ijewelry found in the possession of thei f
dead man. j |
CITY WILL BEGIN
NEW FISCAL YEAR
WITH FULL PURSE
Estimated Balance $13,545.56
April 6, According to Gor
gas' First Report
j I-larrisburg will begin its new liscal
I year, April (i, with the healthy tlnan-
I eial balance of $13,545.66.
The- Water Department will start
business at the same time with the
j equally comfortable balance of
The total balance of the various
j sinking funds is $ 101. 54».8 3.
The improvement loan balances
show that $21,942.50 remains in the
first, $409.26 in the second and
| sll 1,81 5.74 in the third.
City Council was informed of these
Important facts this afternoon in the
first annual report o City ('oninils
j sinner W. D Gorgas, (superintendent
iof finance. The report will figure in
the preparation of the new city budget
I and the levying of the mill rate.
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Pecksniff Auditor Bangs
Head Against Wall
When He Hunts Dixon
| Capitol Ilill la hawhawing over the
] manner in which a pecksnlfflan clerk
from the Auditor General's Depart
ment ran up against a stone wall a few
I days ago. For sotne time overzealous
j people in the auditing branch of the
I government have been working hard
on petty expenditures In some of the
departments and making; life roiser
| able for people in authority.
It happens that on New Year's day
■ Commissioner of I lealth Dixon sent a
| new year's card to each one of the
i hundreds of attaches of his depart-*
merit, as was printed iu the Tele
graph. Now everyone on the "Hill"
j knows t hat Commissioner Dixon is ex
jtremely strict about expenditures and
that even on his private correspond
ence he never uses a postage .stamp
r provided by the Commonwealth. Yet
the sleuth got on an Imaginary irail
I and started out to Unci whether the
| commissioner's greetings had been
I printed at the expense of the State. It
happens that the commissioner per
sonally paid for engraving the cards,
bought the cards, bought the en
velopes, paid an addressing firm to
address lliem and, paid for the stamps.
And this combination is what caused
the great sciMtotion to How up.
Audittor Genera) Powell was not
here to-day to tell whether he had
authorized an ysuch still hunt and as
for Commissioner DJxon he bowed
i Interrogators out of his office.
12 PAGES. * POSTSCRIPT.
i Death List in Stricken Cities
May Run Into Many Thou
sands, Government Be
WORST DISASTER IN
j Towns Are Deeply Buried in
Ashes and All Communica
tion Is Cut Off
By Associated Press
Tokio. Jan. 13. —A tidal wave added
Its terrors to the earthquakes and
volcanic eruptions which struck Kago
shima. in southern Japan, yesterday,
according to official advices to-day.
It is believed here that the Kngo
shima disaster will prove to be one
of the most serious in the history of
Japan. The loss of life and property
Increases with fuller news from the
Communication Out Off
The full extent of the disaster coufd
; not bo ascertained to-day. as all com
[ munication was cut off from the
I stricken district south of Curriamott,
i 80 or 90 miles north of Kagoshima.
The navy department was unable to
obtain a wireless report, from the
warships sent to the scene, although
many messages were dispatched to
Ashes to the depth of six inches
have fallen in the seaport of Mtyazaki.
on the east coats of Kiushiu.
A postal employe who tied from
Kagoshima states that the big post
office building there collapsqjß during
the earthquakes and tidal, wave and
that, a great number oP" residences
were ruined, while many people and
animals were killed or Injured.
The navy and army departments
are hastening succor and supplies to
Sakura Jima. which was in violent
eruption, is destroying life and devas
tating property over extended areas
1«) Kiushiu, southernmost island of the
main Japanese group, has been qui
escent 'or ni"re than a century, al
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j Veterans to Honor
Dead on January 30
The veterans of Post N'o. OS will
honor their dead comrades on Fridav
evening, January no, when the an
nual memorial services of the post will
The committee in charge of ar
rangements will hold a special meeting
Friday evening to make further itr
CRISIS IV SOI Til AFRICAN
AFKAUtS KXPICfTKI) TO-MORROW
Prestoria, Union of South Africa,
Jan. 13.- Another crisis will be reach
ed to-morrow In the strike situation
in South Africa, as the miners and all
I other organized workmen are to be
ordered then to lay down their tools
In sympathy with the railroad work
For IlnrrlNlturs anil vicinity: Fair,
continued enlil in-nUht: lon o*l
temperature ahout 10 dricree*:
Wednesday fair mid narmcr.
For I'.iintt-rii I'eniiH.vU nuln: f-'air.
continued colli to-nlichti WrilnrM
•ln> fnlr, ■IIkIiII.v warmer; mod
erate northnriit to north nlmln,
The rltrr will full nlnnbi loenl
rises nini occur due to thp chan
nel becoming: rlogxril nlth. lee.
'l'lir river Mill |irol>nhly hrnw
generally Icebound tn-nlglil.
Temperature) S n. ni., 1.1: 2 n. m.. I I.
Sum lllaen, 7:2.1 a. m.t nets, 4iM
Moon: ItlMe*. Kit t p. in.
It Ive r Staitet Thrre feet above low
t eateritay's Weather
l!irlic»t temperature. 111.
I.oivent temperature, 12.
Mean tempernture, 22.
Annual temperature, 2».
John W. Rlpf, Grampner, Clearileld
county, and Florence llaulton, Our
Michael Tarbuch and Agata llanlc,,
t . <<*%
The New Colors
The stores arc already begin
ning to answer the question that,
so many women want answered.
As yo uread your newspaper
to-day you will notice the new
spring note creeping into tho ad
vertising. The stores are al
ready beginning to show the
beautiful cottons from which
women will maj(c their summer
The woman who pxpeets to
keep posted to the minute must
be an advertising reader.
She must avail herself of the
service her favorite newspaper
provides for her.
It is the best fashion news In
the world because it is based on
actual merchandise and not on
theories. It is up to the minute.
It is written In a way that makes
it clear to her.
Hut it seems almost unneces
sary to remind American women
of the poys of avertising—for
they are already the greatest
readers of advertising in the