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MUSICAL COMEDY ACT
BOOKED FOR COLONIAL
"Sorority Days" on Busy Corner First Half
of Next Week
The Colonial theater announces for
the first three days of next week, a!
musical comedy act of just the type!
that Harrisburg likes—with pretty
tfirls, pretty music and pretty scenery.)
This act, entitled "Sorority Days"
jiiays the bigger vaudeville shows only,
out Wilmer & Vincent were able toi
[Other Personals on Page 2]
Dance. at Winterdale
in Honor of Miss Saul
Miss Ruth Saul, of Washington, D.
0., was honor guest at a dance at
Winterdale given by a number of the
Soung ladies of the W r est End last
The .dancers were: Mr. and Mrs.
John Cain, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Sheafer,
Mr. and Mrs. 11. Monroe, Mr. and
Sirs. A. li. Shantz, Mr. and Mrs. A. S.
Fraim. Mr. and Mrs. Hirsh Givler,
Mrs. Shoaft", Mrs. Ross Dyer, Mrs.
Frank Gemperling, Mrs. Bert Light
ner, Charlott Kramer, Hazel Fraim,
Mary Leonard Harriet Ryan, Edwin
Myers, Mrs. Charles Rhine, Mrs. D.
Mifflin, the Misses Edna Smith. Ruth
Saul, Margaret Page, Elsie Straub,
Mary Straub, Margaret Shiling, Doro
thy Givens, Maudline Shoaff, Eleanor
ShQaff, Mabel Edwards, Vera Van
Horn. Margaret Shoaff, Sophia Glutz,
Maurice Morris, Mary Hoffman, Mar
garet Hummel, Myrtle Spohm, Kath
r.vn Fitzpatrick, Alary Wall, Mrs. Dr.
Frollnger, Catharine Moses, Ruth
Lightner, W. It. Martin, Mrs. E. E.
F. O. Smith, Edward Book, E. Z.
W*ertz, John Fraim, G. E. Kling, E. E.
Myers, Jacob Sible, William Marks,
Jacob Sible, Floyd Geary, Richard
Martin, Raymond Stone, Dr. Harry
Rhein, It. B. Hoffman, Russel Erdley,
C. R. Hinksley, Thomas Saunders,
Prof. Earle Veagley, Harvey Fetter
holt, H. J. McCord and Fred Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. William Gotwalt, of
"Windsor Park," York, Pa., are
spending to-day and Sunday with the
former's sister, Mrs. Frank F. Stevick,
1019 North Third street.
Bridge This Evening
With the Townsend's
Mr. and Mrs. C. Elmer Townsend,
of 1819 North Second street, will en
tertain at bridge this evening, at their
Spring flowers and ferns will grace
the rooms and the players will enjoy
a buffet supper after the games.
The guests will include Mr. and
Mrs. A. E. Buchanan, Mr. and Mrs.
Archibald B. Millar, Mr. and Mrs.
James Barr Mersereau, Mr. and Mrs.
Howard M. Bingaman, Mr. and Mrs.
John Allen Donaldson.
MONTHLY MUSICAL SERVICE
AT ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH
The regular monthly musical serv
ice will ho given in St. Stephen's
Episcopal church Sunday evening.
Following are tho numbers to be used
for tho day:
Morning—Communion service in E
flat, Loveday; solo, "Consider the Lil
ies," Topliff, Master Harry Etter; post
lude, March in G. Smart.
Evening—Musical service. Organ,
Suite Gothlque, Boellmann, (a) Chor
al, (b) Menuet, (*•) Priere a Notre
pame, fd) Toccata; solo, "The Home
land, Gaul," Master Hugh Wall; piano
and organ, "Allegretto," Schartel; an
them, "The Lord Is My Light," Mait
land; march from "Othalia," Men
delssohn, Oswald Evans.
roofless plate. Gives lasting
comfort and satisfaction. Hy
gienic. Cannot be had elsewhere.
We are the originators of Roof
less plates. Do not b» deceived
by others. Come in the morning
and go home at night with a new
set that fits perfectly.
Plates repaired on short notice.
I PAINLESS DENTISTS
310 Market Street.
. Open Days and Evenings.
I l» I Will 111 l I—III/ 1
secure it for the Colonial in order to
break the jump from the west. This
is the first time the act has appeared
in a theater where the admission
charge is less than 50 cents. The
regular 10 cent fee at the Colonial
door will obtain throughout this en
CAPTAIN" REED IX TOWN
Captain Harry H. Reed, of Phila
delphia, has been calling on his friends
in Harrisburg. Captain Reed is the
vice-president of the American Port
age Company, a corporation engaged
in running a line of steamships be
i tween Philadelphia and Central and
j South America, and It is the first large
line setablished between those points.
Captain Reed has had an Interesting
experience in Mexico and Central and
DINNER OF EIGHT COVERS
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Snow, of the
Riverside Apartments, will give a din
ner of eight covers this evening, at
their home. A color scheme of yellow
will be carried out artistically in the
decorations and menu, with Spring
blossoms in the floral display.
ATTEXDS STYLE EXHIBIT
Louis, the ladies' tailor, of 621
North Second street, leaves this even
ing for New York City to attend the
exhibition of custom tailoring by the
ladies' tailors of Paris and New York.
VISIT THE GAITHERS
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brush, of
Philadelphia, are guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Hugus Gaither, at the
residence, 205 South Front street.
APPROPRIATION FOR TREATING
RADIUM OKKS IS RE4IEBTGO
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., Jan. 31.—An ap
propriation of $150,000 for erecting and
equipping one or more buildings in
metal mining states for concentrating
and treating radium bearing ores and
other work on the Bureau of Mines,
and $300,000 additional for the pur
chase and treatment of the ores and
extraction during: the next fiscal year
are proposed in the revised administra
tion bill introduced to-day by Chair
man Poster, of the House Mines Com
mittee. The measure follows sugges
tions at recent hearings.
SNOWSTORM IX WEST
By Associated Press
Chicago, 111., Jan. 31.—A snowstorm
over northern Illinois, Indiana and
Ohio to-day caused delay to railroad
I traffic and wire service was hampered.
In the lake region of Indiana and
Ohio the snow turned to sleet and
wires were prostrated.
Busy Times Ahead
Pennsy Orders Cars;
Other Roads Move
Special to The Telegraph
Philadelphia. Jan. 31.—New and im
portant equipment work has b«en un
dertaken or authorized by the Penn
sylvania, the Baltimore and Ohio and
the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroads.
The direct result is that several thou
sands of men who were laid off some
months ago have been ordered back
to work. •
The Pei#isylvania has placed orders
at its Juniata shops for 34 locomotives
of the Atlantic type and at the car
shops at Altoona for 1,000 box cars
and 50 all-steel passenger coaches.
This is only part of the company's
program for equipment for 1914, but
it will keep the shops busy for some
time to come. Six thousand will re
turn to work. These orders com
pleted, it is expected that the company
will then be ready to place orders for
the rest of its equipment for this year.
The machine shops of the Baltimore
and Ohio at Grafton, W. Va., have
been started on full time again,
i Nearly all the men laid off during
j September are back at work.
Chairman Trumbull, of the Chesa-
I peake and Ohio board, has announced
that that company has ordered the
purchase of 2,000 coal cars,
and the Hocking Valley 1,000 coal cars
of the same capacity. The Chesa
peake and Ohio lias ordered 14 loco
motives of the Mallet type from the
American Locomotive Works and is
negotiating for six others of the Pa
IlarrlnburK Division— IS crew first to
go after 2:45 p. m.: 2, 12, 23, 15, 10, 18,
East-bound, after 9:45 a. m.: 57, 51,
61, 65, 64. 56.
Helper's crew: Ferner.
Conductors up: Gingher, Philbaum,
Engineers tip: Fetrow, Hlchfiwine,
Pletz, Wyre, Bernhart.
Firemen up: Henderson, Lex, Hollen
haoh. Anderson. Brown, need. Anders.
Ely. Fulton. Snader. Zukoswki. Ken
nedy. Bishop, Bumhaugh. Hoffman.
(Brown, t'lironister. Kelly, Ilolbert, Herr,
[Miller. Stephens. Atinspach, U J.
Mover, H. K. Mo.ver. Walporn, Burd.
i Brakemen up: Strawbeeker. Shearers
Milos, FleagU. .
STUB) IS i CLERK
E. B. Taylor Began His Career
With the Pennsylvania
\ in Harrisburg
In the appointment of E. B. Taylor
as second vice-president of the lines
west of Pittsburgh a former Harris
burger has again been recognized after
long and faithful services. Air. Tay
lor started as a clerk In the office of
the late S. A. Black, superintendent of
the Middle division of the Pennsyl
vania railroad, in 1870, division head
quarters at that time being on the
•econd floor of the old Pennsy Btation.
Edward Balllnger Taylor was born
on February 6, 1850. near Riverton,
N. J. He graduated in 1869 from Ilav
erford College and then entered the
Polytechnic College of the State of
Pennsylvania, from which he wad
graduated in 1870.
Ho entered the service of the Penn
sylvania Railroad on July 28, 1870, be
came supervisor of division No. 5 in
September, 1871, and on March 1,
1872, was appointed assistant engineer
of the Middle division, continuing in
that position until January 1, 1875,
when he was transferred to a similar
position on the Pittsburgh division.
On July 24, 1876, he was made super
intendent of the Lewistown division,
with headquarters at Lewistown, and
remained there until January 1, 1879,
when he was transferred as superin
tendent to the West Penn division.
Later Mr. Taylor was transferred to
the lines west of Pittsburgh and made
superintendent of the Pittsburgh, Cin
cinnati and St. Louis. On April 1,
1888, he was promoted to general
superintendent of tho Northwest sys*
tem, becoming general superintendent
of transportation of all Pennsylvania
lines west of Pittsburgh on March 1,
He was elected a director and fourth
vice-president of the Pennsylvania
Company and of the Pittsburgh, Cin
cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis on De
cember 27, 1901, and third vice-presi
dent on January 9, 1907, and now be
comes second vice-president, as above
noted. Mr. Taylor is also a director
and president or vice-president of a
number of corporations forming or
affiliated with the Pennsylvania lines
west of Pittsburgh and is an active
member of a number of engineering
and scientific societies.
Take Up Wage Question. —An Im
portant meeting of members of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
will be held in Fackler's Hall, Thir
teenth and Dcrry streets, to-morrow
afternoon at 1.30 o'clock, to which all
members of the B. of L. E. will be
invited to attend. The principal
speaker Is to be A. C. Blaney, organ
izer of the order. While local mem
bers will not state positively the pur
pose of this meeting, it is understood
that it has been called to take up the
disputes over the wages paid for cer
tain runs on the Reading system. The
engineers want an amicable adjust
ment and will arrange for a confer
ence after deciding upon a scale of
Hunan Transferred. Hugh A.
Hanna, passenger solicitor on the staff
of Division Passenger Agent A. E.
Buchanan, of the Pennsylvania Rail
road, with headquarters in the Tele
graph Building, has been transferred
to New Haven, Conn., and left this
afternoon for his new field. This pro
motion is a recognition of Mr. Han
na's hustling abilities and puts him in
a field where there is strong competi
Now Express Rates. —Effective to
morrow will be the new express rates
between Harrisburg and all points in
the United States. Reductions allow
ed by the Interstate Commerce Com
mission will vary from 10 to 40 per
cent. Harrisburg will be especially
benefited on shipments of fifty pounds
or more to points within Pennsylva
nia. Long shipments will also be
made at a very much reduced rate.
Standing of the Crews
Philadelphia Division —lo4 crew first
to go after 12:01 p. m.: 123, 116, 115, 11S,
Engineer for 116.
Fireman for 116.
Conductors for 109, 115, 116.
Brakemen for 104, 118, 118.
Engineers up: Shocker, Hogentogler,
Kiteh, Bissinger, Brubaker, Seifert,
Grass, May, Maxwell, Speas, Ford, Sim
mons. Steffy, Green, Dolby. Ault. Gray,
Madenford. Sober, Bair, Gehr, Happer
Firemen up: Henry, E. R. Miller,
Deitrlch, Naylor, Howard, Sowers, Ress
ler, Loscli, Horßtlck, Cook, Baker,
Hayes, Jackson, Deck, Neuhauser, Cul
nane, Shimp, Slattery, Klineyoung,
Kost, Donache, Kutz, Swan, Achey,
Conductors up: Looker, Myers.
Flagmen up: Martin, Swope.
Brakemen up: Miller, Dengler, Mum
ma, Shope, C. H, Collins. Simmons,
Sherk, Hill. Hogentogler, Murray, K.
Collins. Gilbert. Brown, Dowliowcr,
Xeff, Wynn, Preston.
Middle Dlvlnlon —24G crew first to go
after 12:30 p. m.: 239, 234, 230, 225, 222,
241, 248, 223, 235, 244. 240.
Engineers up: Harris, Grove, Clouser,
Doede, Garman, KaiifTman, Ressler,
Free, Shirk, Tetterman, Bowers, Shn
Firemen up: Kohr, Rapp, S. S. Hoff
man, Masterson, Kepner, Whltesel, J.
D Hoffman, Wagner, Bruker, Stober, M.
W. £. Hoffman, Snyder, Forsythe,
Grubb, Braselman, Bortel, Malone, Hen
derson, Harslxbarger, Hoover, Keeder,
Conductors up: Dlssinger, Wenrick,
Brakemen up: McNalftht, Fleck, Roe
buck, Blessing, Palmer, Walk. Wil
liams, Plpp, Musser, Trout, Harner,
Putt, Adams, Schmidt. R. C. Myers,
Sutch, Burd, Bolden, 1< oltz, Monmiller,
Edwards, Murray. Durr, A. ai. Myers,'
Sultzaberger, Delhi, Henry, Scherick,
Borhman, bright, Mellinger, Klick, G.
E. Dare, Beers, Shearer.
Yard Crews—To go after 4 p. m.:
Engineers for 213, 707, 1816, 14.
Firemen for 707, 1758, 14, 1820.
Engineers up: Crist, Harvey., Saltz
man, Kuhn, Pelton, Shaver, Ijandis,
Hoyler, Beck, Harter, Blever, Blosser,
Mallaby, Rodgers, J. B. Snyder, Ltfy
Budy. Meals, Stahl, Swab.
Firemen up: Bartolet, Getty, Hart
Barkey, Sheets, Bair, Eyde, Keever!
Knupp, Hailer, Ford, Kiearner, Craw
ford, Bostdorf, Schiefer. Rauch
Weigle, I..ackey, Cookerley, Maeyer!
I'hlliiiU-lphlu Division—249 crow first
to go after 1:45 p. m.: 232, 220, 240. 214
255, 202, 244, 263, 222, 218, 254, 236 226
Engineers for 204, 232, 253, 259.
Firemen for 204, 232, 253, 26K.
Conductor for 202.
Flagmen for 249, 252.
Brakemen for 236, 240, 224, 254. 255
Conductors up: Libhart, Carson
T.,ewis, Shirk, Walk. Beinhour, Hinkle
Flagmen up: Brown, Quinzler. Kline,
Brakemen up: Crossby, Stinellng Gil
bert, Campbell, Stehman, U S. Hutton
Arment, J. M. Hutton. Waltman, (short
McEUroy, Weitzel. Hoops, Boyd. Casey
Albright. Hardy, Felker, Pecker, Sum
my. Caifaunt, Peters, Burd, Blair
Middle Division—22l crew first to go
after 1:50 p. m.; 216, 226, 215. 251. 219
220, 236, 242.
SNOW NEW SLUMP
Down to Lower Point Than Known
For a Long Time Accord
ing to Records
HOY GETS PUCE ON THE HILL
Pass Question Will Be Settled by
the Public Service Com
M balance stood at
I MB $5,968,640.41 at
the close of Janu-
ary bus,ness i °-
l ' al touching the
«11 JenmWiSw known in years.
MK** December the baI
'JJR. ance stood at ifi.-
404,379.96 and at
the end of November it was $7,56 4,-
289.78. There has been a steady de
cline since June.
The balance to-day is divided be
tween $5,165,579.75 in the general
fund; $801,611.84 in the sinking fund
and $1,448.82 of uninvested cash in
the State school fund.
January the receipts were sl,-
055,748.78, of which a large part
came from automobile licenses, and
the expenditures were $1,991,488.33.
Payment of the State insurance tax
as it is called, has begun and from
indications it will run as high as the
total of $1,800,000 received in 1913.
This tax is on the premiums of for
eign insurance companies doing busi
ness in Pennsylvania, all companies
not Keystone State companies being
required to pay a percentage on busi
ness, lire, life and other kinds.
l-o\v Charters. No charters for
electric, gas, trolley or telephone com
panies were Issued by the State of
Pennsylvania during the month which
closes to-day, this being: the effect of
the new public service company law
requiring the approval of Public Ser
vice Commissioners to applications for
letters patent. Last year, especially
the closing quarter, was marked by a
rush of incorporate electric and "gas
companies and to complete large mer
gers of various utilities. Since the
first of the year probably ten applica
tions for such charters have been
made and are about to take the course
prescribed. It is believed more will
follow when the procedure" is estab
lished by actual work. Incidentally,
few water companies have applied to
the Water Supply Commission for ap
proval of character papers.
Pass Question. —A decision on the
relation of the Public Service Corn
pan.* law to Issuance of railroad passes
to wives and families of railroad em
ployes and free or reduced rates for
service of various kinds bv utilities
under the act of 1913 Is expected to be
given by the Public Service Commis
sion on Tuesday or Wednesday. The
commission will meet Tuesday when it
will give hearings to any objections
to contracts between the Philadelphia
Llectrlc ojnpany and the City of Phil
adelphia, Fairmount Park Commis
sion and other bodies. Several other
hearings are scheduled and it is plan
ned to continue the session until Fri
~r ' l o . Ask Bids.—Bide will be asked
within 0 month for the construction
ot probably a dozen sections of high
way under the State aid plan, but the
selection of the rouds has not yet been
made. This action was foreshadowed
during the week by speakers repre
senting the State government at the
meetings of the State Board of Agri
culture. It is the Idea to pick out
roads,which will connect existing im
proved highways or which join main
highways. These contracts and those
let last Fall are expected to add con
siderable mileage to the improved
roads of the State.
No Room. —Owing to the crowded
condition of the State Capitol the new
State Board of Moving Picture Cen
sors can not be given office room in
the building, but will be located In
rooms in one of the office buildings
tn this city. The plans for the de
partment do not call for any moving
picture theater in the suite, as rum
ored, but inspections will be made
throughout the State.
Demurrer Next.—The demurrer of
the State to the suit brought recently
to test the anthracite coal tax will be
filed next week. Attorney General
Bell is preparing the papers and the
Dauphin county court will hear argu
ment on the proceeding probably late
Guarding Men.—State Fisherv De
partment officials are inclined to re
quire everyone sending a message to
the department for the services of a
warden to give him name and some
guarantee that a wild goose chase is
not intended. This is the result of a
hoax on a warden in the vlclnitv of
Williamsport. Word was sent 'that
the river was being polluted in the
vicinity of Mosquito creek because
fish were crowding into that tribu
tary but the warden found that the
Susquehanna was low and the ice a
foot thick. The fish had sought the
waters of the creek which are fed by
springs and on which there was no
Ice. The warden had a long and cold
tramp for nothing.
Hoy Appointed.—Frank H. Hoy,
former select councilman from the
Fifth ward, of this city, was to-day
appointed to one of the vacant clerk
ships In the State Department. Mr.
Hoy will enter upon his duties on
Monday morning. There are still two
vacancies in the department to be
Investigating.—John P. Dohoney,
investigator of accidents, is making an
investigation into the recent accident
on the Pennsylvania at Conemaugh.
The result will be reported to the
Public Service Commission on Mon
Appointed Notary. —C. A. Forn
wald, of this city, was to-day appoint
ed a notary public.
Columbia Companies. Charters
were Issued to-day to The Standard
Garment Company, capital $50.00Q,
and the Jansen Steel and Iron Com
pany, capital SIOO,OOO, both of Colum
Can't Treat Leper.—Oil City au
thorities have been informed that the
people who offered to treat C'yracusa,
the leper, with radium, at Pittsburgh!
will be unable to do so. He will have
to remain at Oil City.
Last Day FOP Coal Report.—To-day
was the last day for coal operators to
flip reports of their production during
1913 at the Auditor General's Depart
ment so that the anthracite coal tax
could be computed and it was stated
that very few had failed to enter their
statements. Information was sent to
the Capitol that several large pro
ducers would mail their statements
at noon to-day. The department will
not grant any extensions for failure
to file the statements. Next week the
computation of the tax to be charged
against coal prepared for market will
,be started and the bills mailed (
TO IEII! OF DISASTER
[Continued from First Page.]
one persons whose Uvea were lost
nineteen were passengers and twenty
two were members of the crew. Of
the total of ninety-nine persons saved,
thirty-nine were passengers and sixty
were members of the crew.
Preliminary steps for beginning the
Federal investigation were taken early
to-day as the result of instructions
from the Department of Commerce
at Washington, to the local steamboat
inspection service. Robert Tapley, in
spector of hulls, and Edward W. Brey,
inspector of boilers here, will conduct
Orders Sweeping Inquiry
Assistant Secretary .Sweet, of the
Department of Commerce, has ordered
a sweeping inquiry into the causes and
circumstances that led to the catas
trophe. The inquiry will be directed
along three lines, as follows:
Whether the masters of both
vessels used every possible pre
caution to prevent the tragedy,
including a low speed headway
and continued use of fog horns.
Whether the terrible death rate
among the passengers of tin- Mon
roe was due In any way to a lack
of discipline among the wrecked
Whether the two vessels were
In their proper iiosltlons prior to
The question of a possible panic on
the part of the crew is one to which
the Federal authorities will direct
their attention. Survivors, however,
declare that little, if any, confusion
followed the collision. All of them
praise the crew for their splendid be
havior. H. 1?. Walker, of New York,
president and general manager of the
Old Dominion Steamship Company,
arrived here to-day from Washington,
prepared to take up the investigation.
Some of the survivors, worn out by
exposure and hardship, spent restless
nights or lay on hospital cots, while
others were on the way to their homes
Some of them were recount
ing their horrible experiences of yes
terday and gave graphic descriptions
of the collision and the events that
followed. The Nantucket, which lay
in her berth at the dock In a badly
battered condition, was a solemn re
minder of yesterday's sea tragedy. She
was viewed by hundreds of the curi
No official statement could be ob
tained about the investigation of the
steamship inspectors to-day, but it is
said that witnesses testified Captain
Johnson stopped the Monroe's engines
when he heard the Nantucket's an
swering siren signal and that the lost
shi]> was practically standing still
when the Nantucket rammed her
amidships and speared her in two.
Nantucket Did Not Stop
Other witnesses testified, it is said,
that the Nantucket continued to steam
toward the Monroe after the lost ship
had blown two whistles three times.
it is said that the testimony shows
that Captain Berry, the second officer
and the quartermaster of the Nan
tucket were all in the pilot house of
their ship when the two vessels came
together and that the lookout on the
Monroe saw the lights on the mast of
the Nantucket about two minutes be
fore the crash occurred.
Monroe Had Too Much
Weight on Upper Deck
When First Put to Sea
By Associated Press
Newport News, Va., Jan. 31.—When
the Old Dominion liner Monroe, which
went down to the bottom of the sea
yesterday after she had been rammed
by the Nantucket of the Merchants'
and Miners' Line was commissioned
eleven years ago, it was found that
she carried too much weight on her
upper deck to be thoroughly sea
worthy, and within six months after
she was completed she returned to
the local shipyard to have all the
weight possible taken from her super
structure. To that end a large obser
vation room was removed from her
hurricane deck, several hatches were
taken off the forecastle deck, her
mainmast was removed, her smoke
stack shortened ten feet and her fore
mast cut down.
This relieved to some measure the
unusual roll of the ship in a sea, but
because. of her great freeboard that
roll could not be reduced to what Is
regarded as normal. However, she
was considered perfectly seaworthy in
every respect and had but few acci
dents in her long service on the coast
and had weathered many a terrific
Harrington Tells How
He Tried in Vain to Save
His Wife From Wreck
New York, Jan. 31.—Six survivors
of the disaster to the steamship Mon
roe reached here early to-day over the
Pennsylvania Railroad from Norfolk.
Among them was Thomas Harrington,
of Bridgeport, Conn., accompanying
the body of his wife, who died after
being taken aboard the rescue ship
l-larrington was the passenger who
swam in the cold water supporting
his wife by holding her hair in his
teeth. He was on his way to Norwalk,
I Conn., w here his wife's parents reside.
Harrington and his wife had a state
! room on the side where the Monroe
wus> rammed. When the shock came,
ho said, "we got up and dressed and
wasted time that might have saved
the poor girl's life."
By the time they reached the main
saloon the ship had keeled so that the
side wall was their floor. "There was
a lurch," said Harrington, "and Mari
garet was thrown twenty feet and
lodged under the bench built along
the sides of the cabin. I slid and
scrambled after her. When I took
hold of her she screamed and pointed
to her poor right arm. It was broken
and hanging limp.
"Then the ship sagged back again
and there was a rush of water that
washed us out to the deck. I man
aged ton get off our outer clothes.
Then we let go and the ship went
away from under us."
Harrington told how he tried to
swim holding his wife by the broken
arm, but this pained her so that finally
b' A he" bnir 'ntn /a rope
close to her head, and taking it In
his leetn, nuateu u,i 1,1.-1 .vt'epiug
the woman's head on his chest.
"One lifeboat passed within ten
feet," he said, and Ignored their calls
for help. After nearly two hours an
other boat came. "I held Margaret up
to them," continued Harrington, "and
a sailor said:
" 'Let her go. She Is dead.'
" 'She is not dead,' I said to him,
'and you take her aboard if you do
not want to go to hell with murder
on your soul.'
"So they took her in. And she
opened lie'- eyes and smiled at me.
"When they got me aboard the ship
they put her In one stateroom and left
her and put me In another. I be
lieve that if a doctor had been with
her right away with stimulants she
miglit be alive now. But they were all
mixed up, and when I found where
she was lying, all alone, she was
i dead." v j
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Prominent Residents Plan to Sys
tematize Work Among the
Needy of Borough
Leaders in the movement to reor
ganize the old charity committee of
Steelton into an efficient organiza
tion for the systematic distribution
of charity, report that their efforts are
BO far meeting with excellent success.
Mrs. P. D. Carney, who, as chair
man of the committee on reorganiza
tion, is ot the head of the movement,
this morning announced the appoint
ment on the enlarged committee of
eighteen. "Phis committee will suc
j teed the old charity committee or-
Iganlzpd during the panic of 1907, and
j which, although rendering excellent
I service at that time, has become too
' small to care for the charity work
, now necessary.
On this new committee are Mrs.
F. D. Carney, chairman; Dr. J. A. Mc- i
Curdy, subchairman; Mra. Charles
Alden, Mrs. William Nell, Mrs. Claude
Brinser, Mrs. W. K. Martz, Mrs. Rich
ard V. McCay, Mrs. Robert Ruther
ford, Mrs. Henry Gross, Mrs. Solomon
Hiney, H. C. Wright, E. C. Hender-:
son, H. E. Gallagher, William Nell,
Charles Alden, F. D. Carney, the Rev.
Dr. M. P. Hocker and Burgess Fred
A meeting of this committee will
he held in the visiting nurses' room,
in the Steelton Trust Building, at 7.30
o'clock Thursday evening. At this
meeting it is planned to complete the
organization and decide a plan of
It is the aim of the new organization
to systematize the distribution of
charily here along the lineß of the
Associated Charities at Harrisburg.
All appeals for aid will be made to the
committee's investigator, who in all
probability will be Miss Agnes Wilcox,
the Civic Club nurse.
At a business meeting of Grace
United Evangelical Sunday School last
evening It was decided to hold the
annual picnic and outing this summer
at Paxtang Park, Thursday, July 16.
GOOD CITIZENSHIP MEETING
Arrangements have been completed
for the mass meeting to be held to
morrow afternoon in the First Presby
terian Church under the auspices of
the recently organized Good Citizen
ship League. The meeting will be for
the purpose of mapping out a plan for
the work to be accomplished. The
meeting is called for 3.30 o'clock and
it is likely that large delegations will
attend from the various churches of
Mrs. George Haas and Mrs. Oscar
Nebinger are visiting friends in York.
George H. Boyw is ill at his home
in Lincoln street.
Miss Ella Sharoslty is visiting
friends in Philadelphia and Norfolk,
Miss Laura Lesh, of Millerstown, is
the guest of G. M. Long.
"FIVE-AND-TEN" MAN PROMOTED
William N. Hunter, for two years
manager of the local store of Wol
worth's chain of D and 10 cent stores,
has been promoted to the position of
manager of one of the company's
stores in Milton, Pa. He will assume
his new duties Wednesday.
P. S. BLACKWELL HONORED
AT REPUBLICAN CLUB DINNER
The annual dinner of the Union
Republican Club was held last evening
in Rlackwell's Hall, Adams street.
Speeches were made by P. S. Black
well, of town; William King, editor of
the Advocate-Verdict; J. Finley Wil
son, manager of the Advocate-Verdict;
Charles Jones, *"loyd Jones and A. S.
Fields, all of Harrisburg. An elaborate
dinner followed. In the business meet
ing which followed a resolution was
passed commending the work of P. S.
Blackwell, ex-councilman, during re-
G«ice United Evangelical The Rev.
J. M. Shoop, pastor, Sunday School 9.18
a. m., morning service 10.30 a. m„ C.
E. 6.45 p. in., evening service 7.30 p. m.
First Reformed The Rev. Mr. Cau
sey, of Lancaster, will preach at 11 n.
m., and 7.30 p. in., Sunday School, 9.50
a. m. Prayer service followed by
Teachers' Training Class Wednesday
Central Baptist Church —G. T
Schools, pastor. Services 10.30 a. m.!
subject, "The Good Fight," 7.30 p. m.,
subject, "The Face of Christ;" Sundav
School 2 p. m. Big P. M. meeting 6.30
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, the Rev.
William B. Smith, pastor. 10.30 a. m.,
theme, "Awake Out of Sleep;" 2 p. rn„
Sunday School; 6.45 p. m., Christian
Endeavor Society; 7.30 p. m., theme.
"Dutifulness the Organ of Spiritual
Knowledge:" 4.30 p. m., Friday, Junior
Catechetical class: 7.30 p. m., Friday,
Senior Catechetical class; 7.43 p. in.,
Thursday, prayer meeting.
First Presbyterian, tile Rev. C.
Benjamin Sekelken will preach at 11 a.
m. and at 7.30 p. m. Special music at
the evening service by the choir of
Olivet Presbyterian Church, of Harris
burg. and the pastor will preach on the
subject. "The First Ten Minutes After
Death." Sabbath School at P. 45 a. in.
Christian Endeavor at 6.30 p. m. Feb
ruary 1, will be observed as Young
People's Day. Special sermon to young
people at the evening service.
« Main Street Church of God. Jameß M
"Waggoner, pastor, will preach at 10.30
a. m„ subject, "Our Educational Inter
ests," and at 7.30 p. m.. "A Revival
Effort:" Sunday School at 2 p. m.;
Christian Endeavor at 6.30 p. m.; mid
week prayer service.
St. John's Lutheran, the Rev. M. P.
Hocker, pastorv. Sunday School at 5.45
a. m.: 11 a. m., the nastor will preach
his thirty-first anniversary sermon:
2.30 Roundtable Bible class; 6.45 inter
mediate C. E.; 7.30 the Rsv. Mr. Traub,
missionary from Africa, will preach.
Centenary TT. B. Church. Th» Rev.
| A. K. Wier will preach at 10.30 a. m
on the theme, "A Message to Converts."
Baptism and reception of members at
morning service. Sunday School at 2
o'clock: 6.30 o'clock, C. E. rally. Even
ing evangelistic service at 7.30 o'clock
theme, "The Oreat Dnv of Tils Wrath."
; The First M. E, Church. .T. Fdwln
Orauley, minister, will officiate at all
services. 10.30 a. m., tonic, "The Jov
of Sacrifice:" 2 p m., Sunday School
session, speclnl rally of Men's Bible
class: 7.30 p. m., topic,. "The Man That
Church of God at Enhnut, the Rev.
S S. Stouffer, nnHtor. Morning ser
mon, 10.30; evenlnnr sermon. 7.30. Sun
day School, 9.15. Revival services each
evening next week.
Church of God. the Rev. B. I<. C.
Baer, pastor. Morning »ennon. 10.15
subject, "The Personal Worker's Jov
ful Surprise;" Sundav School, 1.30;
Sunday School at chapel, 3 o'clock;
Christian Endeavor, 0.15: evening ser
mon. 7.15, subject. "Some Present Day
Sins Almost as Bad as the Unpardon
able Sin. Committed by Some People
I Know Personally."
Un'ted Brethren Church, the Rev. IT.
F. Rlioad, pastor. Morning sermon,
"The Second Mile.:' at 10.13; T. P S.
C. E., at 6.15: evening sermon, "Re
sults of Delay."
Teachers of Lower End Schools
Discuss Helpful Subjects at
Despite the inclement weather
nearly fifty teachers attended the an
nual institute of District No. 1, con
sisting of Middletown, Highspire, Roy
alton, Conewago, Lower Swatara and
Londonderry townships, held in the
High School at Highspire to-day.
Two sessions were held, one at 9.50
this morning and the other at 1.30 this
afternoon. A number of interesting
anil Instructive papers were read and
considerable time was consumed in
round table discussions.
The session this morning opened
with devotional exercises. A round
table discussion of these subjects fol
lowed: "Should Mental Arithmetic
Be Taught as a Special Branch?"
"Are the Pupils of Our Schools Over
worked?" "Is Discussion Between Pu
pils at Recitation Profitable?" "How
Much Number Work Should Be Given
in the First Year?" "Home Study—•
What Kind? When Started?" "In
What Grade Should History Work Be
gin?" "What Can the Parent Reason
ably Expect of the Teacher?" "How
Much Time Should Be Devoted to the
Study of Arithmetic?" "How Much
Time Should Be Devoted to the Study
of Dauphin County Geography?"
This afternoon's session was taken
up with discussions on: "What a
Six-year-old Child Should Know When
:it Enters School"; "Home Study and
the High School Pupil"; "What Can
the Teacher Reasonably Expect of the
Parent?" "How May School Directors
Be Most Helpful to the Schools?"
"What Qualifications Should a Teach
er Possess to Be Able to Conduct
Snappy Class Drills?" "How to Secure
the Sentiment of tho School in Favor
of the Right?" "The Teacher and tho
Summer Schools"; "What Amount of
Physiology Should Be Taught in tho
CAUGHT WITH THE GOODS
i Wearing a coat and a pair of shoes
I which he is charged with having taken
i from tho wardrobes of two friends,
| Melos Barber, a resident of Steelton'a
J foreign section, was arrested at Union
j Station this morning by Detective
j Dornbaugh. In Barber's pocket was
I found a ticket to Pittsburgh. He was
j going down tho steps to the train
j when arrested. At a hearing before
! Squire Gardner In Steelton it develop
jed that the coat Melos was wearing
, belonged to Semo Pollts and the shoes
|to Stanko Rokfanvic. Squire Gardner
sent the man to jail wearing tho coat
j and shoes.
1-MIDDLETOWfI- - -
CONKLIN MADG MANAGER
The Central Grammar School basket
ball team has organized for the re
mainder of the season and has elected
Swyler Conklin manager of the team.
Late examinations prevented the team
from organizing earlier.
TO RELIEVE CROWDING
At the next meetinsr of the School
Board it is probable that some action
• will be taken with a view of relieving
I the crowded conditions in some irf tho
borough schools. At present the school
taught by Miss Blanche Yost has fifty
seven pupils and more will enter next
KINGS GIVE PAIITV
A birthday party was given last
evening by Mr. and Mrs. G. T. King at
their home, in North Union street, irt
| honor of their daughter. Marion. The
rooms were tastefully decorated and
i refreshments were served to a largo
! number of guests.
1* A INTER FUNERAL
jfrn ie r l ' °* Frank Painter, who
died Thursday, will be held from his
late home, in Royalton, to-morrow, at
2° clock, and at the United Brethren
Church. The Rev. Herbert Smith, of
Royalton, assisted by the Rev. I. H. Al
bright will officiate. Burial will be
made in the Middletown Cemetery.
Joseph Cams, of Marysville, spent
yesterday with relatives in Middle
Mrs. C. L. Seltzer and daughter visit
e . fr *® nds ln Hummelstown, yesterday.
A. C. Ober, of Palmyra, spent yester
day with his brother, C. Ober, of Mid
I-.. V. Halderdadt, of Reading, was in
Mrs. Pearl Warley has removed to
her home in Huntingdon, after visiting
Mr. and Airs. Benjamin Houser, State
street, announce the birth of a daugh
ter on Tuesday, January 27.
Mrs Bell French, of Washington, *D.
C„ is the guest of Mrs. F. Slack.
Miss Sara Scljreiner is ill at her home,
in Emaus street.
I. H Doutrich has returned from
Lester Books, a student at State Col
lege, is the guest of his parents, here.
G. U. Seltzer spent yesterday in Lan
Miley T. Sheaffer was in Lancaster
Teners to Be Guests of
1 larrisburg liotarians will give a
I banquet and promenade at the Ma
j sonic liail Tuesday evening, Febru
! ary 3.
Governor John K. Tener and Mrs.
Tener and Glen C. Mead, of Philadel
phia, former president of the Inter
national Association of Rotary Clubs,
will be the guests of honor. The 114
members of the Rotary Club and their
wives will entertain In a most elabo
rate way. Eahc lady will be given a
souvenir. Two magicians, members
of the Pittsburgh Rotary Club, will
help entertain and Updegrove's or
chestra will play for the dancing.
NATIONAL HANKS MAY AVAIL
THEMSELVES OF STATE LAWS
' By Associated Press
Washington, D. C„ Jan. 31.—A bill
that would permit National Banks to
avail themselves of State laws provid
ing for the guaranteeing of deposits,
has been introduced by Senator Morris,
of Nebraska. It was referred to tho
Banking and Currency Committee,
which has a subcommittee now engag
ed ln drafting a deposit guaranty bill
In co-operating with a House subcom
IMMIGRATION VOTE TO-DAY
By Associated rress
Washington. D. C., Jan. 31.—Debate
on the Burnett Immigration bill which
began in the House yesterday proli
ahly will close with a final vote late
to-day. The Pacific coast members are
expected to make a vigorous effort to
write Into the bill a provision for the
exclusion of Japanese and other asi
f.100.000 FIRE IX FLORIDA
fly Associated Press
Fort A .vers, Fla, Jan. 31.—.Damage
estimated at aproxlmately $300,000 wag
done her< last night by (lie of unknown
origin which destroyed the T,ee county
citrus packing house, erected at a cost
of more than -<250,000, the steamer
Thomas A. Edison, the Lofton Machine
shop and several small vessels uncksr*
ad along the water Iront.