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MEET ON MM*
Greeks to Meet Romans in Annual
Tussle at Chestnut Street
Greeks and Romans of the Harrio
burg Academy will meet for the an
nual Indoor meet competition next
Saturday night In Chestnut Street
Hall. Arrangements have about been
completed for the biggest meet in the
history of the school.
Twenty events, ranging from the
spring-board jump and the dumb bell
drill to the half-mile run and tug-of
war, make up the schedule which will
decide the supremacy of the two rival
sections of the school. The school or
chestra and glee club will be on the
program and a magic or sletght-of
hand performance under the heading
"Mysteries" is down opposite the
names of E. and Andrew E. Buchan
Members of the orchestra are
Charles McLaughlin. Burgess Broad
hurst. Charles Horton, Alfred Clem
son. Edwin J. Baum and J. Willard <
On the glee club are the following:
Edwin J. Baum, Burgess Broadhurst, |
Willla,m C. Fisher. Lane S. Hart.
Charles McLaughlin. Phillip Price.
Charjes Saltsman and Robert W. Seitz.
The order of events from the open
ing at 7.30 is aa follows: Orchestra;
spring-board jump; dumb bell drill;
spring-board jump; tug-of-war; glee
club; tug-of-war; 35-yard dash; pass!
back; orchestra; shot put; high jump j
"Mysteries"; high jump; wrestling, j
36-yard dash; pole vault; 35-yard ;
hurdle race; half-mile run; carrying I
the colors; award of medals.
The entrants are as follows:
Spring-board Jump—Greeks, Fran-1
cis Ambler. Daniel Bacon. James Mer- I
sereau, Lawrence Rebuck; Romans, I
W"illiam Bennethum, Baird McCaleb. ;
Henry Olmsted. Robert Sid9s
Dumb Bell Drill —Greeks, William j
V. Abbott, Francis Ambler, Daniel Ba- i
con. Cameron Cox. Walter Gaither,
Disbrow Lloyd. James Mersereau. ;
John Raunick, Lawrence Rebuck. Ira ;
Romberger; Donald Royal, Hamilton i
Schwarz; Romans. William Benne- j
thum, John Criswell, William Hickok,
Richard Johnston, Baird McCaleb,
Frederic Martin, Henry Olmsted,
Geiger Omwake, Robert Ryder, Rob
ert Sides. Thomas Porter.
Spring-board Jump Greeks, John
M. Lescure, William J. Lescure, George
Shreiner. Milton Strouse; Romans,
William Ellis, William McCaleb, Aus
tin Romberger, Robert Shreiner
Tug-of-War G»eeks, William V.
Abbott, Francis Ambler, Daniel Bacon,
Cameron Cox, Walter Gaither, Dis
brow Lloyd, James Mersereau, John
Ra.unlck, Lawrence Rebuck, Ira Rom
berger, Donald Royal, Hamilton
Schwarz; Romans. William Benne
thum, John Criswell. William Hickok,
Richard Johnston. Baird McCaleb,
Frederic Martin, Henry Olmsted,
Geiger Omwake Robert Ryder. Rob
ert Sides, Thomas Porter
Tug-of-War—Greeks, Edwin Browr.
John F. Hendry. Lewis Kunkel, Wil
liam Meyers, Sidney Mackensie, R
Vincent Reiff, Charles Ruhl, Sumner
PutherfiSrd, George Tripp; Romans,
Paul England, William Galbraith,
Benson H. Harvey, Wilbur Morse Jr ,
Mortimer O'Connor, Donald Oenslager!
Lester Sheaffer, Frederic A. Stone.
Chester J. West.
35-Yard Da«h. —First Heat—Greeks.
Milton Strouse, Edwin S. Herman;
Romans. Onofre Castells, Austin Rom
berger. Second Heat—Greeks, John
M. Lescure. John H Troup, Jr.; Ro- I
mans, Paul England, Robert Shreiner.
Pass Back—Greeks, Edwin Brown,
Edwin S. Herman, Jr., Lewis Kunkel.
John Lescure. William Lescure, Wil
liam Meyers, Sidney Mackensie, George
Shreiner. R. Vincent Relff, Sumner
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I Rutherford. Milton Strouse. George
(Tripp; Romans. William Bailey,
Onofre Castells, Martyn J. C. Dubs,
: Paul England, Benson H. Harvey,
George P. S. Jeffers, Wilbur Morse,
Frank Payne, Lester Sheafter, Robert
Shreiner, Frederic A. Stone, Mercer
B. Tate, Jr.
Shot Put—Greeks. William Bennett,
Edward Buck. John C. Kunkel; Ro-
I mans. Warren D. Grove, Jesse L.
I Krall, Charles McLaughlin.
High Jump—Greeks, Edwin S. Her
man. Jr., John M. Lescure, George A.
1 Shreiner. Milton Strouse; Romans,
, William McCaleb, Frank N. Payne, Jr.,
| Austin Romberger, Robert Shreiner.
"Mysteries." by E. and Andrew E.
I Buchanan. Jr.
I High Jump—Greeks, Burgess Broad
-1 hurst. Charles Saltsman, James Stew
i art. George Wldrter: Romans, Alfred
W. Clemson. Robert V. Finney, Jesse
i L. Krall, Charles McLaughlin.
Wrestling Charles Williams vs.
Austin Romberger; George Tripp vs.
Paul England; John F. Hendry vs.
Frederic A. Stone.
35-Yard Dash.—First Heat —Greeks,
Stanley Stoneseifer. John C. Kunkel;
Romans, Warren D. Grove, Charles
McLaughlin. Second Heat Greeks,
Robert Seitz. David Shotwell; Romans,
Robert V. Finney, Jesse L. Krall.
Pole Vault—Greeks. Charles Salts
man. James Stewart. George Widder;
Romans. Ruby Bennett, Alfred Clem
35-Yard Hurdle Race—Greeks. John
C. Kunkel. Stanley Stoneseifer; Ro
mans, Jesse L. Krall, Charles Mc-
Half-Mile Run Greeks, . Burgess
Broadhurst, Edward Buck. Robert
Seitz, David Shotwell; Romans, Ruby
Bennett, Robert V. Finney, Jesse L.
Krall, Charles McLaughlin-
Carrying the Colors —Greeks, Geo.
Shreiner. Edward Buck, Burgess
Broadhurst. Edward N. Copper. Jr.,
William C. Fisher. William Jennings,
John C. Kunkel, John M. Lescure,
Sidney Mackensie, Charles Saltsman,
David Shotwell, Stanley Q. Stoneseifer,
Milton Strouse. James Wickersham,
Robert Seits; Romans, William Bailey,
Ruby Bennett, Robert V. Finney, Carl
Harlacher, Lane S. Hart, John J. Relff,
George P. S. Jeffers. Ross Jennings,
Walter Loser. Charles McLaughlin,
Jesse L. Krall, Austin Romberger,
Clare Stecher, Mercer B. Tate ST.,
of Women to Enter Field
By Associattd Prsss
Washington. D. C., Feb. 16.—The
National Democratic Association of
Women Voters was announced here
to-day as the latest entry Into the po
litical and suffrage field. As an
nounced by its chairman, Mrs. Charles
Morton, the object of the association
is to carry on suffrage campaigns with- j
in the Democratic narty and attempt
to prevent the nomination of any
Democrat who is not a suffrage ad
"Our political work will be largely
pre-conventlonal and pre-prlmary."
said Mrs. Morton. "We hold that all
Democrats who fall to support
woman suffrage violate the cardinal
principles of the Democratic party
and therefore, should yield their places
MRS. WILSON'S FUNERAL
The funeral of Mrs. .Augusta Wilson,
widow of Simon Cameron Wilson, a
former mayor of Harrisburg. took
place this morning from the Pennsyl
vania Railroad station The body ar
rived at 11.45. accompanied by many
relatives and friends of the deceased.
Burial was made in the Harrisburg
metery. Short services were con
ducted by the Rev. Harry Nelson Basa
ler, pastor of the Second Reformed
GIRL HAS APPENDICITIS
Madeline Smitbers, 8 years old. of
1231 Bailey street, was operated on:
at the Harrisburg Hospital yesterday!
Robert Burns Lodge
Anniversary March 27
Robert Burns Lodge, No. 464, Free
and Accepted Masons, will celebrate
Its forty-fourth anniversary on Fri
day evening, March 27. A committee
has been appointed to make the ar
rangement for the event. Francis C.
Neely Is chairman and Charles C.
Schrlver secretary of the committee.
Other members are Frank G. Fahnes
stock, Jr., George F. Lumb, George
A. Gorgas, John Flickinger, Andrew
8. Bellinger, George W. Fisher, Wil
liam H. Fisher. George C. Fager. Isaao
L. Nisley, Robert D. Frazer, Eugene M.
Sible, Morris E. Jacobson, Ira F.
Myers, J. Garfield Fackler, George T.
Baker, Hervey G. Hnssler, Edwin H.
Hess, Clayton G. Miller, Andrew S.
Patterson, Edward L. Melhorn, Rich
ard C. Miller, John N. Ktnnard, Miliar
I. Kast. Harry H. Baker, Maurice A.
Holt, Howard D. Hertzler.
Sick Preacher Puts
Robbers on the Run
Robbers last night cleaned out the
home of the Rev. Francis Smith, pas
tor of the United Brethren Church at
Royalton, of all eatables and a small
sum of money. The robbers had the
silverware and other valuables tied up
In a tablecloth, but were frightened
away by the pastor, who is seriously ill.
The Rev. Mr. Smith heard the rob
bers working on the first floor. He
crawled down stairs and the robbers
fled without the silverware.
Hearing on Hotel
Case Is Postponed
Carlisle, Pa., Feb. 16.—After four
witnesses were heard to-day on the
remonstrances against the transfer of
I the license of Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart
at West Fairview to Mahlon S. Fore
man. of Newville, Judge Sadler con
tinued the case until next Tuesday,
when the applicant's witnesses will be
Citizens of West Fairview have pe
titioned against the transfer.
Famous Astor Stables
Endangered by Flames
New York, Feb. 16.—A half hour
after the Gamut Club, a theatrical or
ganization, had concluded a dance in
its rooms in East Thirty-third street
early to-day, fire was discovered in
the building and within a few minutes
the entire structure was in flames. Ar
tists' studios occupied most of the
other floors except for a few living
apartments. Four persons asleep in
the building escaped.
It was several hours before the fire,
for which four alarms were turned In.
was under control. Meanwhile sur
rounding property, including the fa
mous Astor stables, were in danger of
FILM MANAGER ARRESTED
Edward Bizar. manager of the local
branch of the Mutual Film Exchange,
9 North Fourth street, was held for
court under S3OO bail this morning by
Alderman Hoverter on an assault and
battery charge preferred by Lee Acri,
a machine operator. 153 7 Vernon
street. Evidence showed that Bizar
had hit him after an argument over
"WASHY" TO BANQUET
Final arrangements will be com
pleted to-night for the annual banquet
of the Washington Hose Company to
be held Friday night, February 20.
at Hotel Dauphin. The toastmaster
will be George Kennedy, president of
the company. The arrangements are
in charge of a committee of which
Charles E. Ripper is chairman and
R. L. Ayars secretary.
FEBRIMRY IS 28
DIVS, SAYS WE
Tells Lawyers It Always Has That
Many Except in Leap
.f ■ ' ■ Presdent Judge
}( Kunkel this njorn
return day for applications for the In
stitution of divorce proceedings and a
rule of court requires that the pre
liminaries be begun thirty days in ad
vance. Several lawyers started pro
ceedings this morning under the Im
pression that they had plenty of time.
"You're either a little late—or
rather early," commented Judge Kun
kel when Attorney W. J. Carter asked
for a subpena In divorce. "Thirty days
"But 1 didn't realize," began the at
torney, "that February has only twen
"February always has had, always,"
gravely returned the court, "except
once every four year—when It has
Paid Street Sweepers s2,ooo.—The
street sweepers of the city highway
department were paid to-dny and the
bill amounted to close to $2,000. This
included clearing the streets of snow
GUlnn Not Coining to Bar liniD)urt.
—President Judge W. Rush Gillan, of
Franklin county, has notified the Dau
phin county bar banquet committee
that he will be unable to attend to
morrow's big dinner. Additional Law-
Judge McCarrell may be unable to at
tend, too, because of the severity of
the weather. President Judge Kun
kel, Judge Henry and Attorney Gen
era! John C. Bell, however, will be
To Appoint Auditor. —Application
to the Dauphin county court was made
to-day for the appointment of A. E.
Brandt as auditor to distribute the ac
count of May E. Thomas estate. A
balance of $530.54 remained and
charges for nursing and boarding
were considered exorbitant.
Allowed Counsel Fees.—Upon peti
tion of Bertha Emans, reasonable
counsel fees are allowed In the di
vorce procedings instituted against her
by John Emans, her husband. The
wife had asked SIOO.
John E. Romberger Mifflin Tax Col
lector.—John E. Romberger who tied
with J. E. Henninger with forty-six
votes as tax collector of Mifflin town
ship was appointed to-day to fill the
position. District Attorney Michael
E- Stroup presented a numerously
signed petition asking President Judge
Kunkel for this action.
Report on Water Course Damages.
—ln a report submitted to the Dau
phin county court this morning on
the question of damages to be alowed
Harper T. Bressler, C. M. Kaufman,
G. Schoffstall, E. B. Jenkins. Anne I.
Bressler and Jennie Schoffstall, for
the use of water, courses in Jefferson
and Jackson townships by the Wil
liams Valley Water Company, the
viewers stated that the sum of $3,-
761.36 should be awarded. The prop
erties in question front on Rattling,
Nine O'clock and Green Branch
creeks. The viewers are Joseph Um
bergor, H. C. Wright and Paul G.
John H. Cram's Will Probated.—
The will of John H. Crum was pro
bated to-day and letters on the estate
were granted to S. A. Reeme, Pen
Saturday's llealtj Transfers. —Real-
ty transfers Saturday included the
following: C. C'upp to G. D. DlDon
ata, Derry township, $4,506; R. Di-
Lucca to William Grittier, Steelton,
$1,500; J. P. Fortenbaugh to A. La
vaneature, New Benton, $l5O.
OF HOSTELRY HIED
[Continued from First Page.]
Include a petition against the grant
ling of a wholesale license to Isaac
[Marcus at Third and Herr streets.
The petition contained the names of
258 men and women of that section
of the city who voice their protests.
From tlie County
From the county several numerous
ly signed remonstrances and some real
legal objections as to the qualifica
tions of the signers to the licensee's
petition were filed.
The hotel in question is the Key
stone House of Halifax and the ap
plicant is C. M. Rlchter. The petitions
against it contained the names of
more than 150 women and 100 men of
Other protests are to the effect that
the children passing to and from
school are subject to the "evil In
fluences of the liquor traffic," and the
legal objections are that the proprietor
has sold to Intemperate persons and
that two of the signers to the license
petition are not qualified electors of
the community The two men named
are George A. Fetterhoff and George
W. Bowman, both of whom are de
clared to be of bad repute so far as
temperate habits are concerned.
Hot From the Wire
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C. With a number
of important witnesses scheduled to ap
pear to-day, three Congressional com
mittees conducting hearings on the ad
ministration trust and commercial
reform measures resumed operation.
Washington, D. C. With the most
conservative estimates placing a vote
at least a week and a half of£, the Sen
ate committee on immigration to-day
continued consideration of the Burnett
general immigration bill, proposing ex
clusion from the United States of all
aliens who cannot read or write at least
London. Edward Bell, of New
York, second secretary of the American
Embassy in London, was married here
to-day to Miss Bertha Etelka Surtees,
daughter of Colonel Herbert Surtees,
formerly of the Coldstream Guards.
Washington, D. C. As a result of
recent conferences with Senate leaders.
President Wilson is confident that the
exemption provision in the Panama
Canal act will be repealed promptly.
The President has heard of no con
certed opposition and expects early ac
tion, he told callers to-day.
Washington, D. C. Hearings on the
Interstate Trade Commission bill before
the House commerce committee were
closed to-day and a subcommittee was
named to frame an entirely new meas
ure, which will better meet the views
of President Wilson and some of those
who have been heard.
Reading, Pa. The mines of the
Reading Company resumed this morn
ing and It Is probable they will con
tinue in operation during the entire
week. For some weeks they were shut
down three days a week.
New Bedford, Mnss. Captain Wil
liam H. Hand, retired, died here to-day.
In 1879, as navigation officer of the
revenue cutter Corwln, he led the ex
pedition in search of the Government
steamer Jeanette, commanded by Lieu
tenant De Long, which was lost on the
Lena Delta in Siberia.
V aKliington, D. C. June 15 is the
date Democratic leaders hope to ad
journ Congress. President Wilson be
lieves the Senate and House may work
at the same time on the trust biils. He
told callers to-day that business men
were now showing a greater interest
in the new legislation and that in many
eases it was a very helpful interest.
Memorial Exercises For
Battleship Maine's Dead
Are Held in Washington
Washington, D. C., Feb. 16.—An im
posing street demonstration, followed
by impressive ceremonies at Arlington
National Cemetery, marked the com
memoration here to-day of the sink
ing of the United States battleship
Maine in Havana Harbor, that historic
event which startled the whole world
and fanned into flame a war fever cul
minating in the Spanish-American
Although sixteen years have passed
since that day in February, 1898, when
the Maine was literally torn to pieces
and 260 of hor officers and crew per
ished, yet each year seems to bring
added veneration for those who lost
their lives in the explosion. To-day's
exercises, while centering about the
graves of the Maine heroes, took on,
however, a larger significance in
including all those of the land or sea
forces who had sacrificed themselves
in the line of patriotic duty.
barge bodies of cavalry, artillery,
sailors and marines began assembling
through the .morning for the street
parade leading to Arlington. The
forces included the troopers stationed
at Fort Myers, the artillery with their
long line of rumbling field pieces,
large detachments of bluejackets and
marines from the warships and marine
barracks in this vicinity, and the full
strength of the National Guard of the
District of Columbia. Many patriotic
societies also participated, and in the
line of march were carriages bearing
the commander-in-chief of the Grand
Army of the Republic, Washington
Gardner, of Albion, Mich:; the com
mander of the Spanish War Veterans,
John Lewis Smith; the head of the
Army and Navy Union, 11. Ogden
Lake, and others prominent In civic
and patriotic affairs.
As the parade made its way slowly
through the grounds, a salvo of artil
lery greeted the raising of the flag to
full mast. The invocation of the day
was delivered by Bishop Harding,'
Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Wash
ington. The exercises included ad
dresses by Mr. Colonel John Mc-
Elroy, a commemorative address by
Mrs. Ida M. Galloway, past president
general of the United Spanish War
Veterans' Auxiliary, and the reciting
of the Recessional by Mrs. Isabel
Worrell Ball, chairman of the woman's
3 Pennsy Engineers
Are Transferred Today
Notice was given late to-day of the
transfer of H. L. Thomas, division en
gineer of the Philadelphia Division, of
the Pennsylvania Railroad, with head
quarters in Harrlsburg, to the Elmira
Division, at Elmira. R Y.
C. W. Montgomery, of Hollidaysburg,
will succeed Engineer Thomas. Wil
liam Dunbar, a Harrisburger, has been
made supervisor at St. Mary's. Mr.
Dunbar is at present assistant engi
neer at Lancaster These appointments
will be in effect to-morrow.
Dr s Becht Addresses
Civic Club on Child
Dr. J. George Becht, secretary of
the State Board of Education, ad
dressed the Civic Club at the month
ly meeting this afternoon on "The
Rational Treatment of a Child."
At the meeting of the educational
section which was held prior to the
meeting of the club, the hanging of
several pictures in the public schools
At the April meeting the nomin
ation and election of officers will be
held. Mrs. John W. Reily, the presi
dent, has announced that she will not
be a candidate for re-election.
London. An attempt was made in
the House of Commons to-rlav to obtain
some Information from the British For
eign Secretary in regard to British ac
tion in Mexico, but the questioning fail
ed to elicit iinvthing new.
GORE TELLS HIS SIDE
OF BOND INCH
Declares Woman Pat Up Game on
Him to Injure Hit Political
Oklahoma City, Okla., Feb. 16. Po
litical opposition to-day was held re
sponsible by Thomas P. Gore, United
States Senator from Oklahoma, for thb
damage suit for $50,000 filed against
him by Mrs. Minnie E. Bond, who al
leges that the Senator attacked her in
a Washington hotel.
Senator Gore took the witness stand
In his own behalf. He denied making
an attack on Mrs. Bond and said he
believed the charge to have been made
to Injure him in his campaign for re
nomination as the Democratic candi
date for the Senate.
Senator Gore was asked about his
acquaintance with Mrs. Hond, the plain
tiff, and replied that he remembered
meeting her at a reception here and
that her husbands ciinu.iui.) i ~
nal Revenue Collector was mentioned
at the time. He said he had not given
her any encouragement about her hus
Regarding the alleged assault in
Washington, the Senator, in reply to
questions, told of meeting Mrs. Bond
at her hotel after she had telephoned
him making the appointment. He said
he never knew that James R. Jacobs,
T. E. Robertson and others were at the
hotel at the time.
"I had never been In there before."
he said, "and when 1 reached the door
Mrs. Bond approached me in the lobby.
I supposed we were to to go to the
hotel pal lor, but she took me to another
"Where did you sit?" Senator Gore
"1 sat in a rocking chair," replied he.
"We talked about the appointment of
her husband. I told her again there
was no chance for him. She seemed to
feel that he had lost.
"I arose, remarking that I must
and Mrs. Bond took hold of my hands.
She was remarking that I was going
to have a hard race. At that moment
the telephone rang and she answered
It. Then she came back and sat oa
"We talked only a few minutes. I
arose and she took hold of my hand,
then fell on the bed. I asked: 'What
does this mean?' Just then Robertio'R
came into the room and told her to stop
"Did you at any time touch Mrs.
Bond?" he was asked.
"I did not." the Senator replied.
Continuing his testimony. Senator
Gore said he told Robertson he wanted
to see Mrs. Bond again.
"I asked her if she had anything to
say about the incident. 'I want to
know what this means," 1 said. She re
plied she didn't want her husband to
know about it. Robertson also said he
had nothing to say about it"
The Senator denied that any time
his clothing was disarranged while in
the room. He said he saw Dr. J. H.
Earp, of Oklahoma Cttv, the next day
and discussed the incident
"I told him.'' he said :i that it any
one said I did anyuimg lm^.o, , ._
was 'an infamous lie.' "
Senator Gore denied that he told Earp
to try to get Mrs. Bond out of the city.
FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF
UNEMPLOYED WILL BE SPEEDY
Washington, D. C., Feb. 16.—Fed
eral investigation of the unemploy
ment problem by the Industrial Rela
tions Committee will be a speedy one,
and will cover all the large Eastern
cities from New Yorok to Kansas City.
President Wilson to-day expressed
the belief that Chairman Frank P.
Walsh had based his estimate of 360,-
000 men out of work upon current re
ports and not upon any investigation
by the commission. The President
added that the figures had been chal
SUFFRAGISTS SHOOK UP
TOWN WITH OLD CAXNO.\
Blackburn, Eng., Feb. 16. Militant
suffragettes early to-day fired a huge
cannon captured from the Russians In
one of the battles of the Crimean war.
For sixty years it had stood silent, as
an ornament in the city park. The
whole city was shaken by the explo