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BRITISH WARSHIPS BOMBARD GERMAN TROOPS
Cvattaacrf Prm b'irst
ject since yesterday. Lacking a German report as to the
progress of the prolonged engagements in this territory,
the situation is being reported only from the side of the
allies. The German announcement of yesterday said that
in the light west of Lille, German troops, taking the of
fensive, had repulsed the enemy at several points.
British warships have played an important part in
these operations and there are indications that their ac
tivities are not yet at an end. The lighting is going on
night and day and the allies are said to be approaching
close to the German positions before Lille.
No continuation of the reported evacuation of Ostend
lias been received. German garrison at Antwerp is said
to have been reduced and a German column of reinforce
ments with two of the famous 16-inch guns is reported as
having passed through Antwerp on its way to Bulges.
Outside of Belgium the fields of battle are numerous,
Picardy, Champagne, the Argonne, the Woevre, Lorraine,
the Voages and Alsace being referred to as localities where
lighting is taking place. In several of these districts the
French claim officially to have repulsed German attacks
which they describe as not so severe as in the Belgian field.
The French say also that they have made progress in the
Argonne and the Woevre territory.
A house sheltering the headquarters of the German
staff at Slype, on the Belgian coast, has been destroyed by
shell fire from British warships, according to a news dis
patch received in London from Dunkirk.
In the eastern arena of the war both claim progress,
but not in the same localities. Paris says officially that
the Russian troops have saved Warsaw from a German
bombardment. There has been liaud to hand fighting iu
the vicinity of Blonie and Prouschkoff, in Russian Poland.
The fighting south of Prezmysl, according to this same
authority, has been going on for six days with heavy losses
on the part of the Austrians.
The latest German casualty list gives the names of
about 11,500 men killed, wounded and missing.
A news dispatch from Warsaw says numerous parties
of German prisoners, one of which included a German
general, are constantly being brought into that city. An
official statement given out in Vienna says that Austrian
forces have gained ground at several points in Galieia and
that the Russian counter-attacks have not been successful.
Austrian troops have captured the heights north of Xizan
kowice and they have taken possession also of the last pass
held by the Russians in the Carpathians. There are now
no Russians in Hungary, according to the Vienna state
The German government has summoned the Reich
stag to convene early in December to discuss the war situa
tion. and according to advices from Berlin the Prussian
Diet is iu session to-dav and will authorize a loan of $375,-
The Krupp works are said to be reconstructing for the
use of the German army some 500 pieces of artillery cap
tured by the Germans from their enemies.
The native chief of Kaemrum. the German colony iu
Equatorial Africa, has been executed because he at
tempted to lead the natives in a rebellious movement
against the German authorities. This news comes to Lon
don from The Hague.
A news dispatch from Oporto, Portugal, says tele
graphic communication with Lisbon has been interrupted.
A revolutionary outbreak occurred in Portugal yesterday*,
but was promptly put down, according to official an
nouncement of the Portuguese authorities.
A dispatch from Tokio says Japanese squadron is
seeking German warships in the neighborhood of Hawaii,
and that the German governor of Jaluit Island has reached
Tokio on his wav lun-k to Germanv.
0. S. DEMANDS
RELEASE DF SH!P
< on tinned From First I'sec.
pc.lo boats. Quantities shipped to Co-J
penhagen raised suspicions that the oil!
might tind its way to the German naval
and aerial base at the Kiel canal.
The viewpoint of the United State?
; s that this would be a matter for Eng-I
land and Denmark to adjust, especially
since an embargo 011 the exportation of ,
petroleum has been declared by Den- j
mark, according to the understanding;
of State Department officials.
Various Seizures of Oil Ships
Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, the British j
ambassador conferred with Mr. Lansing'
concerning the various seizures of the 1
oil ships. Mr. Lansing said later the'
American consul at Halifax had experi
enced some difficulty in interviewing!
the captaiu of the Brindilla to obtain
facts of her seizure but that the Biit
ish ambassador had promptly adjusted j
No complete report had been re- :
ceived to-day at either the British em-'
bassy or the State Department of the!
circumstances under which a third tank!
steamer of the Standard Oil Company
—the Platuria, was seized but it is be
lieved another protest will be made as I
the facts in her care are reported to 1
be similar to that of the Jr hn D.
Charges Transfer Not Bonafide
Halifax, X. S., (Jet. 22.—Servicei
was expected to a writ which been
issued iu the Admiralty Court against
the steamer Brindilla, owned by the:
Standard Oil Company, of Xew Jer
sey. which was seized by the British
auxiliary cruiser Caronia and brought i
here a few .lavs ago. The writ charges
'hat the transfer of the steamer from
'■erman to American registry was not
bonafide and that the ownership of-the
Brindilla is still German. The owners
are given seven days in which to file
a defense. It is understood that after j
the sheriff has placed officers on board;
thp steamei, the crew will be sent back
to Mew Y'ork.
The John D. Rockefeller Released
Washington, Oct> 22.—Sir Cecil 1
Spring Rice, the British Ambassador,
was informed to-day by the London'
Foreign Office that the American tank
steamer John D. Rockefeller, seized by
British cruisers, had been released. " j
The Ambassador received 110 word 1
concerning the other American ships, J
the Brindilla and T'!atu*ia. His advices
were communicated at ouce to the!
bite House and that was taken in of-j
ficial circles as an indication of the
personal interest President Wii>on has
takeu in the cases.
The Rockefeller, like the Brindilla
i and the other two ships, carried illumi
nating oil which Great Britain is un
derstood to have declared contraband.
t She was seized and taken to islands off
the coast of Scotland.
Tho Ambassador's advices were that
the Rockefeller's cargo was consigned
merely "to order" at Copenhagen and
that the British cruisers which took her
had difficulty in establishing its desti
AUSTRIAN SUCCESSES ARE
CLAUD IN CARPATHIANS
London, Oct. 22, 10.30 A. M.—An
official statement given out at noon
Wednesday at the Austrian general
headquarters regarding the fighting in
lialicia, is contained in a dispatch to
Reuters Telegram Company from Vien
na by way of Amsterdam. It says:
"We have gained ground in several
spots in a heavy stubborn attack on
the fortified positions of the enemy
from Plotzvn to the high road east of
Medyka while the Russian counter at
tack could nowhere penetrate.
"Last night our troops captured the
heights north of Nizankowiee, which
followed the capture of the villages lo
cated against the heights. In the south
ern wing the main battle was fought
by artillery. The modern field fortifi
cation on system being liberally ap
plied the battle takes greatly the* char
acter of a fortress war.
"Yesterday we captured, in the Car
pathians. the Jablonki Pass the last
point held there by the Russians. There
is now no enemy left on Hungarian
700 Tons of Tin Go to Bottom
London, Oct. 22, 9.30 A. M.—lt is
learned in military circles that the
Troilus. which was sunk by the Ger
man cruiser Emden, carried among
other things in her cargo, 700 tons of
tin valued at nearly a half million
dollars. It was consigned from the
Straits Settlements to London.
Increased Freight Bate Hearing
By Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. 22.—Cross-exami-]
nation of John E. Oldham, who spoke
for the investment Bankers' Associa-i
tion at the Interstate Commerce Com
mission hearing to-day on the applies-!
tion of the eastern railroads for higher
freight rates, developed testimony that
the rate of interest on fixed charges of
the railroads'had dropped during 1913 i
to 4.44 from an average of 4.80 for the |
ten years preceding and that tie avor-:
age dividend rate for 1913 was 6.48 j
as against a teu-year average of 5.43.1
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, THURSDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 22. 1914
5 HOTEL RUBBERS NABBED
Get Away In Auto From Terra Haute
With 91,435 but Are Caught at
By Associated Press.
Indianapolis, lnd., Oct. 22. —Five
men wanted for the rolnberv of S hotel
in Terre Haute, lnd., of $1,435 in cash
and two watches, wero arrested here
earlv to-day after making the trip from
Terre Haute in a high power automo
The robbers, who wore masks, ac
cording to a dispatch from Terre Haute,
entered the hotel shortly after 3.30
o'clock this morning. They bound Ed
Broadhurst and H. B. lackey, proprie
tors, and four patrons of the hotel pool
room, then, after obtaining the money,
$4 00 of which was in silver, escaped in
an autouio-bile. The Terre Haute police
traced the men to Brazil, lud., and then
notified the Indianapolis police.
The emergency automobile of the lo
ral police department loaded with de
tectives was sent to the edge of the
city to meet the robbers. They were
captured without trouble and "it was
said all the money and the two watches
Officers were expected from Terre
Haute to-day to return the prisoners to
DEADLY FIGHT WITH BANDITS
Two Men Killed as Posse Overtakes
Outlaws Who Stole $20,000
By Associated Press,
Blaine, Wash., Oct. 22. —Two men
were killed and several wounded to-day
in a battle between a posse composed
of Canadian and American deputy sher
iffs, customs offieers and immigration
inspectors and five outlaws supposed to
have robbed the First National bank
of Sedro-V'oolley, Wash., of $20,000
last Saturday, when they killed a boy
while firing at citizens on the street.
LAWYERS ELECT PRESIDENT
P. W. Meldrim Succeeds W. H. Taft as
Head of Bar Association
By Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. 22.—'Peter W. Mel
drim, of Savannah, Ga., was to-dav
eleeted president of the American Bar
Association to succeed William H. Taft.
William H. Staake. of Philadelphia, was
elected a member of the executive com
mi t tee.
The Proper Order
A successful man died not long ago.
Somebody says his success was due to
brains, h sense of hu-mor and complete
FauK has been foun-d with the ar
rangement of this sequence.
The critic claims that self confidence
should come first, with brains trailing.
There are six ways orf arranging the
What yours! Cleveland Plain
Cross-country Walk for Honeymoon
| Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Shaw, of
Glens Falls, N. Y., who claim to be
walking frou. coast to coast on their
honeymoon, arrived in Harrisburg this
morning. They are making their ex
penses by selling post cards and want
ed a permit from Chief of Police Hutch
! ison for this purpose. He refused the
Reprimand Quarantine Violators
Two violators of the quarantine laws
were summoned before the City Board
of Health last night and were given a
severe reprimand. In both cases per
sons left their homes while diphtheria
cars were on the doors. They were
not prosecuted because both persons
were wage earners and already had
been in their homes for some time be
cause of the quarantine.
Real Estate Company Chartered
The Young House and Home Com
pany. of Harrisburg, capital stock $lO.-
000. was incorporated tlhis morning at
the State Department. The incorporat
ors are Arthur C. Young, P. y. Young
and M, B. Cum'bler. The new corpora
tion will take over the present business
of Arthur C. Young and engage in gen
eral real estate business.
Troops to Remain in Vera Cruz
8.1/ Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. 22. American
troops seem sure to remain in Vera Cruz
until the friction between General Car
ranza and the Aguas Calientes conven
tion is adjusted, in the opinion of offi
cials here, who base their conclusions
on to-day's advices to the State De
Says He Was Held Up and Robbed
Complaint was tiled this afternoon
at police headquarters by U. S. Stoser,
of Union •county, who sayg he was held
up last night on South Cameron street,
near the traction company's power
house, and was robbed of" a watch.
Chief of Police 'Hutchison is investigat
ing the story.
ITALIAN MARINES AT AVLONA;
INFANTRY READY TO EMBARK
London. Oct. 22. 4.30 P. M.—A dis
j>at''h to the "Evening News" from
"" A company of Italian marines land
ed at Avlona to j dav. The Italian Forty
seventh infantry stationed at I-acce is
sai l to be ready to em'bark for Avlona.
It is stated that telephone communica
tion with other parts of Albania has
been severed in order to prevent the
spread of the news of the lan-ding."
The Italian embassy in Liondon has
no confirmation of the foregoing.
KAISER'S NEPHEW IS DEAD:
KILLED BY REYOLVER SHOTS
london, Oct. 22, 3.55 A. M.—A dis
patch to the "Central News'' says its
correspondent in Northeastern France
hears that near Caestre, in the Depart
ment of Nord, French troops found the
body of Prince Maximilian of Hesse,
n'ho had been killed by revolver shots.
The body was clad only in a tunic and
socks. There was no explanation of
how the prince met his death.
Prince Maximilian of Hesse was born
in October, 1594, the son of Prince
Frederick Charles of Hesse, who mar
ried Princess Marguerite, the youngest
sister of Emperor William of Germany.
FIGURE IN $12,000 FIGHT
C*atta«c4 From Ptrat Page.
similar amounts shall be given the fol
lowing, all relatives: Susannah, Mar
tha and Maria Albright and Rachel
Cromleigh, Martha Swarti and Tessie
Contents of a "Force Bag"
To Seiferd is given "all the rest and
residue of the estate"—this residue
being estimated at between $7,000 and
sß,ooo—"whatever the amount shall
Tho "force ba^js," which Hatz
claims Seiferd sold, are in various
sizes. One is about as large as a pock
et match case, another is about half as
large mid a third, a black one, is about
an inch square.
Two were sealed and the attorney
said he does not know the contents.
From the other he withdrew a paper
which, he said, was represented to the
purchaser as containing a Latin inscrip
tion. To persons who examined the
paper it looked more like the scribbling
of a child.
A fourth bag. which the attorney said
was a "force bag," intended to drive
away roacher. contained a small sitranu
of hair and a toe-nail. From the diary,
alleged to have been kept by the late
•T. M. Rummler, a former Harrisburger,
the attorney declared he will show ev
erything about the alleged clairvoyant's
"Force Bag" Failed to Sway Judge
The 'book dates back to 1896 and
covers records of payments alleged to
have been made to Seiferd for a period
of six or seveu years, some payments
being as frequeut as six or seven times
a month. The amounts are alleged to
have ranged from ten cents to S7OO.
Hatz declared lie will put Mrs. Rummler,
the widow, on the witness stand and
prove that .Seiferd, by his "force bag"
sales, obtained nearly all of t<he Rumm
ler SIO,OOO estate.
On one occasion, the attorney de
clared, Rummler desired to open a hotel
iu Harrisburg aud was in fear that the
Dauphin county court would not grant
the necessary liquor license.
"We will show," said Hatz, "that
Rummler conferred with Seiferd and
from him purchased what was represent
ed as a 'force bag' with whic.h to com
pel the judges to grant the license."
Judge George Kunkel was on tho
bench at the time and the 'bag was
used, but there is no county record that
will show tfhat a liquor license had ever
been granted to Rummler.
For that "force bag," which did
uot bring about tho desired result, the
attorney said, Rummler paid S7OO.
Paid "Royalty" on Bags
On another occasion Rummler was
said to have complained to Seiferd
about being troubled at his home with
roache«. He wanted to rid the house of
the insects and he accordingly pur
chased a "roach force bag." The at
torney further alleges that Rummler
wa.s directed to obtain a piece of steel
about the size of a dollar. He was to
have certain figures inscribed on the
metal and fasten it to the floor, after
which the "bugs" would bother him
no more. '
"We will also show." said the at
torney, "that Rummler consulted Seif
erd when he sought to dispose a Phila
delphia property. Rummler paid SIOO
for a 'force bag," the bag being in
tended to bring on the desired pur
chaser and afterward sll was paid for
expenses incident to Seiferd's going to
Philadelphia to ta.-k the 'For Sale' card
on the house."
On most of the pages of the diary,
the attorney said, are notations show
ing that Rummler paid a royalty of
from $1 to $5 for the use of certain
A $5 force bag was purchased by
Rummler some years ago, it is alleged,
this to be used in "binding the Har
risburg councilmen" and to compel
them to extend a sewer so that Rumm
ler 's city property would be benefitted.
Among other "powers" which
Rummler is said to have "purchased,"
was one to prevent storms i\- rn doing
damage to his property.
Mrs. Rummler resides in this city
and has been compelled to seek em
plovment outside of her home to make
Lives In Brick House
Seiferd's home is a three-storv brick
dwelling situated on the east side of
Cameron street, at Hanover, and is sur
rounded by a commodioifs veranda. On
his home is small sign containing the
words "Dr. Seiferd," and residents in
that neighborhod say ho is known and
recognized by that title. He is a mid
dle-aged man and weigh? more than two
Spectators Save New York Official From
By Associated Press.
i New York, Oct. 22—An attempt to
assassinate Richard C. Harrison, First
I Deputy Commissioner cf the Depart
, rnent of Docks and Ferries, as he was
I about to enter his office this morning
1 was frustrated by the quick action of
spectators who overpowered Mr. Harri
| sen's assailant and after a fight lasting
| several minutes took away a pistol.
The assailant was supposed to be
, John—CUGonnor, a discharged employe.
I He was locked up.
Surface Recovering From Wounds
Harley B. Surface, son of Dr. H. A.
j Surface, State Economic Zoologist and
j a student in the Harrisburg High school,
who was seriously injured this week
when hunting squirrels on his father's
farm near Mecnanicsfburg. is reported
to-day much improved in condition.
The gun was accidentally discharged
and the shot entered the boy's body.
To Inspect Sanitary Hospital
Mayor Royal and the City Commis
sioners will be invited to make an in
spection of the city's sanitary hospital
October 29 at 1 o'clock, invitations
for which will be issued soon by the
| Board of Health. Alterations to the
f hospital, which is situated along the
i Poor House lane just beyond the county
i almshouse, have about been completed.
Dental Chair Purchased
A dental chair for use in the new
dental clinic which will be established
as part of the medical department of
the Harrisburg school district was in
stalled in the department rooms in the
board offices. 121 Chestnut street, this
morning. It is expected that this de
| partment will be in operation by No
| vember 1.
Board of Health Issues Licenses
The Board of Health last night is
j sued twenty-five milk, meat and bakery
licenses and tbree permits were granted
I to journeyman plumbers.
HUE BSD NARY
Counsel for Gigantic
Corporation Says the
Profits of Concern
Were Not Excessive
Did Not Attempt to Coerce Consumers
or Dealers Into Trading With It
Exclusively and Treated Its Em
ployes With Greatest Consideration
By Associated Press.
Philadelphia. Oct. 22. —Resuming his
argument for th? defense to-day in the
Federal suit to dissolve the United
States Steel Corporation on the ground
that it violates the anti-trust law,
Richard V. Lindabury, in the United
States District Court, coutinued to de
scribe the conduct of the corporation
after its organization. \t the outset
he denied that the earnings of the cor
poration were excessive, but declared
that, on the contrary, they were quite
To show that the corporation has al
ways played fair, counsel told the court
that the records in the case show a sin
gle instance of rebates asked or re
ceived by the concern or fey any of its
subsidiaries. In 1905, he said, the
finance committee, fearing that some of
its sybordiuatt-s might resort to rebates,
sent a letter to the presidents of most
of the railroad* with which the corpora
tion did a transportation business,
warning them against the giving of re
bates to any representative of the cor
poration. No competitor anywhere, he
added, lias charged the corporation with
unfair methods or with underselling in
Honorable Business Methods
The corporation has not attempted to
coerce consumers or dealers into trad
ing with it exclusively, he asserted,
nor has it otherwise restricted their
freedom of action. "If tnere ever was
a record ot clean doing and honorable
business methods, we have it here,"
Speaking of the corporation's treat
ment of its employes, Mr. Lindabury
said a monopoly is selfish aud sou Mess
and that in the pursuit of gain it no
more regards the rights of its wage
earners than it does the rights of its
! competitors or the public. But the
: steel corporation was not a monopoly.
; and treated its employes with the great
j est consideration. He gave figures to
i show that since the formation of the
corporation the wages of its employes
have been increased an average of
28 U> per cent.; that iu 1912 its em
ployes numbered 221,025; that its to
l tal yearly payrolls then amounted to
$ 1 5§,351,602, and that th% average
I yearly wage of its men was 1556.70.
! In February, 1913, the average yearly
wage increased to about $920. The
| corporation in its treatment of em
j ploves, Mr. Lindabury declared, leads
j the world. Its method of compensation
j for injured employes antedates the
i statutes of any State on that subject
i and is now a model for all of them.
Trend of Prices Downward
Mr. Lindabury then discussed the
price of steel products, declaring that
the trend of prices since the corpora
tion was formed has been downward.
In answering another point in the gov
ernment charge that the steel corpora
tion monopolized trade, counsel asserted
that the big concern had not increased
its percentage of output %f steel prod
ucts since 1901. but tlmt it has suffered
a material decrease in substantially all
lines. Mr. Lindabury made it plain
that the decrease in the percentage of
business had not brought about a reduc
tion of the concern's output. The out
put has increased, he said, but there
has been a much greater incerase in the
output of its competitors.
Counsel went over the history of the
purchase of various companies after
the corporation was formed, and de
nied that the acquisition of the Shel
by Steel Tube Company and the Union
Steel Company showed monopolistic in
terest, or that they were purchased at
Interrogation As to Frick
Henry C. Prick was a director in
both the Union Steel and the United
States Steel Corporation. Judge Hunt
wanted to know whether Mr. Frick as
a Union Steel director voted to seel
and as a United States director voted
to purchase the I'nion Ste*>l Company,
Mr. Lindabury said he did not know,
but he felt sure that Mr. Frick did not
vote as a steel director.
Mr. Lindabury took up th e much dis
cussed purchase of the Tennessee Coal,
Iron and Railroad Company in 1907.
It is the only property th*> steel cor
poration has ever purchased that the
corporation did not need he said. The
government alleges that the Tennessee
Company had become a competitor of
the steel corporation "of great potenti
ality;" that the corporation took ad
vantage of the panic of 1907 to ac
quire the property and that certain di
rectors of the steel corporation deceived
President Roosevelt and induced him
not to interfere with the purchase of
the Tennessee company.
Corporation Denies Allegations
These allegations are denied by the
corporation. Mr. Lindabury in great
detail went over th e oft-told story of
the threatened failure of Moore "and
Schley, the Xew York bankers, who
had a large amount of Tennessee stock,
of the steel corporation's willingness to
buy the Tennessee company after it
had repeatedly refused to purchase the
stock and offered to loan the firm $5,-
000,000 and of the visit of H. C. Frick
and E. H. Gary, steel directors to Presi
Mr. Lindaburv said that the steel
corporation did not want the Tennessee
company because it had never been a
success, but consented to buy the prop
erty in order to prevent the failure of
Moore and Schley and the spread of the
ipanic. Counsel said that President
Roosevelt told Messrs. Cary and Frick
that he (the President) did not think
it his duty to interfere with the pur
chase of the Tennessee stock. .
IT PAYS TO USE STAR
INDEPENDENT WANT ADS.
STATE TEACBERS TO HEAR
DR. BRUMBAUGH SPEAK
Republican Candidate for Governor on
Program of Pennsylvania Educa
tional Association Which Meets
Here in December
The sixty-fifth annual meeting of the
Pennsylvania State Educational Asso
ciation will meet in Harrisburg Dei-em
ber 29, 30 and 31. and already the of
ficers of the association are enlisting
the aid qf the many superintendents
throughout the Stato in having.teachers
enroll as members for the session, which
promise this year to be unusually inter
esting because of the session of the
State Legislature which follows close
• All of the meetings will be held in
the Technical High school building. As
it is during tihe Christmas holidays, the
meetings will not interfere with the
school. The general plan of the pro
gram will deal largely witti standards
in education. School superintendents
over the State are made chairman of
local enrollment committees. The fee
for menrbership is one dollar.
In connection jvLflh the sessions of
the general body, departmental sessions
will be held. A separate room will be
given over to departments in the Tech
'building, so that easy progress can be
made from one meeting to •another.
Among the speakers will be Dr. Martin
G. Brum'bnugh, Republican candidate
for Governor: Dr. E. E. Sparks, presi
dent of State College; Dr. Xa'tfcan C.
Schaeffer, State Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction, and others of uote.
TO UNIFORM HEALTH POLICE
"Kaiser" Hats and Brass Buttons for
Two City Sanitary Officers by
After November 1 the oflicers of the'
Board of Health who tack quarantine 1
cards on houses aud afterwards main !
tain the quarantine will be uniformed,!
according to plans formulated bv the
City Board of Health at its meeting last
Uniforms were selected after lengthy!
argument and then a dark blue ma
terial, of which the uniforms will be j
made, was picked. Coats will be single!
breasted and have a turndown collar
with short lapels, a row of brass but
tons being the only ornament. Cap.<
will be of the well-known "Kaiser"
type in blue with the words "Health
Bureau" in gold letters on the front.
The two sanitary officers of the de
partment will wear the uniforms when
on duty, other attaches of thc depart
ment will wear just the cap, when it
happens that they are on similar duty
for the department, according to last
night's action of the hoard. Badges
will be exposed when the officers will
be on duty. It is expected that uni
forms will arrive in the city by No
vember 1. A Philadelphia company
has agreed to furnish the uniforms by
In times past it has been difficult
for the sanitary officers to display
proper authority except by badge when
on duty, but it is believed that the
uniforms will carry that authority with
READY FOR FLAG HAY
Children to Work in Interest of Nur
sery Home on Saturday
Nobody will esca>pe the little'boys and
girls who will be out bright and early
Saturday to ''flag" people for the bene
fit of the Nursery Home. The children
will pin a flag on your coat and hold a
•box out ready to receive a contribu
tion. It t'hen is up to you to put as
inueh as you can into the box for the
children, while they are woi'king for
the nursery home are working for in
The Nursery Home, Third street and
Keel's lane, is an institution conducted
in a. very quiet way, but doing a great
deal of good. It cares for forty chil
dren. only seven over 6 years of age.
and it requires a great ileal of care ami
work to do them justice. 'Phe home is
wide open to visitors, for the reason
that the managers are proud of the
work done and are desirous that the
general public, which has been so gen
erous, shall see what is being done for
the tiny tots.
CLEANUP WEEK, NOVEMBER 9
Mayor Royal Asked to Issue Official
The annual fall cleanup week in Har
risburg will be held during the week
of November 9, the City Board of
Health so decided at its seuii-monhtly
meeting last evening.
Plans for special wagon routes for
the Pennsylvania Reduction Company's
men will be made, similar to those of
the spring cleanup period. These will
be announced in plenty of time, accord
ing to officials, to allow housekeepers
to collect rubbish which usually collects
during the semi-annual housecleaning.
An official coinmjnication was ad
dressed to Mayor Royal this morning
requesting him to make a proclamation
to this effect.
Washington Party Meetings
The Washington party will hold two
meetings to-morrow night. One will be
held at Halifax in tihe hotel and will
bo addressed by .1. B. Martin and W. W.
Lenker. The other meeting will be held
at Siit>b and Verbeke fttreets, and will
be addressed by the legislative candi
dates, J. W. Barker and Wilmer Crow.
Citizens Bank Officers Re-elected
The directors of the Citizens' bank
held their regular meeting yesterday
and reorganized for the fiscal year by
re-electing all the old officers as fol
lows: President, Kdwin €. Thompson;
vice president, Spencer K. Barber: cash
ier, C. G. Miller.
The Seventy-seveners. a side degree
of the Knights of Malta, banqueted
list night at Menger's restaurant,
North Second street. Eighty-five
members and guests enjoyed a chicken
dinner. Robert E. Buck, Sr., was toast
Cotton Trade Expert Dies Suddenly
By Associated Press.
London, Oct. 22, 2.28 P. M.—Wil
liam Tarrersal, a cotton trade expert,
died suddenly at his residence in
AS A DUG BALL
Women Serve Lunch at
Noon to Throng of
Men and Technical
High School Boys
One Large Mass Meeting of Both Men
and Women Planned lor Sundny
Afternoon—Services Will Be Held
on Square Saturday Night
The Stongh tabernacle, the sides and
roof of which are now rapidly nearing
completion, served its first practical
purpose at noon to-day when it was
used as a dining hall by the throng of
men and Technical High school boys
who worked on the building during the
morning. Sandwiches coffee were
provided by the Women's Work com
mittee. The volunteer workmen stood
at long tables to dispose of their lunch.
The regularly employed carpenters
threw themselves down on the ground
with their dinner pails and took no part
in the free feed.
The work of the Jay included prin
cipally the covering of the roof with
fire and water proof rubberoid, 65,000
square feet of which were us.'d. This
work had to be done with great care,
to make the building sate in wet weatli
er. The men and bovs worked under the
direction of Samuel Garland, of the tab
ernacle committee, who is an experi
Tech Students in Evidence
The Technical High school students,
who had been invited to help work on
the building during the day, turned out.
in large numbers. Karly in the morn
ing the roof was crowded, more than
convenient for rapid work, and the
number of workers was decreased. The
boys followed the instructions ol Mr.
Oarland and proved to be swifter work
ers than the men. They unwrapped
the rolls of rubberoid, spread it in the
proper places, and taeked.it down.
Some of tneni swept th c roof before tliH
laying of the covering, and oth.>r-< car
ried water for the use of the toilers.
During the morning tho "Baseball
to-day" megaphone shouter, who has
announced games in this city for sev
eral years, proclaimed the need of more
volunteers through the streets. There
were more workers to-day than there
have been since last Saturday, it is
expected that there will be a big crowd
of workers again this Saturdav,
Newspaper Advertising a Feature
Newspaper advertising of the Stough
campaign has been started to-dav by
R. F. Webster, chairman of the pub
licity commiftee. Advertisements will
appear in the three Harrisburg newspa
pers on alternate days, including soma
very striking ones. On Saturday ten
reasons will be published why persons
aro not Christians.
This evening at S o'clock in Ridge
Avenue Methodist Episcopal church,
Miss Colt will address a class of per
sonal workers on "Some Do's and
Don't's." These classes of instruction
are proving very popular. Miss Colt
will be glad to see new members join
the classes, which arc open to all, both
men and women. A special invitation
is given to Sunday school teachers and
The young men's work committee,
Benjamin Whitman, chairman, meets at
headquarters at 8 o'clock to complete
plans for the decoration of the taber
nacle next week in conjunction with the
young women's work committee.
Big Sunday Mass Meeting
One big mass meeting of men and
women to be addressed by W. W. (Shan
non and Miss Colt is contemplated for
next Sunday afternoon in Grace Metho
dist church at 3 o'clock.
A big street meeting will be held at
Market square Saturday evening at S
oVlock under the direction of the per
sonal service committee. An eight
piece orchestra will b e present to lead
Shop meetings were held to-day at
11.30 a. in. at the roundhouse, Enola,
addressed by W. W. Shannon an.l at
12.20 a. m. at the New Idea Hosiery
company's factory, South Fourteenth
street, addressed by Miss Colt and lo
The shop meetings' committee met
last evening and made plana for in
creasing the number of shop meetings
after next week, when the Stough p»-
ty specialist in this line of work, H.
K. W. Patterson, arrives on the ground.
Religious Census of City
The census committee met in the as
sembly room of the Fourth Street
Church of God at 8 o'clock last night
and outlined the plans for the taking of
the religious census of t)he city next
Sunday afternoon, beginning at 3.30
o'clock. The co-operating churches, in
response to an appeal for volunteer
workers, sent iri lists of names. The
names were distributed to the various
ward and precinct captains. Every pre
cinct in the city has been blocked and
it is the purpose of the committee to
place one person on every block. The
iprecinct captains have, in some in
stances, made elaborate maps of their
respective 'precincts. A meeting for the
purpose of instructing the volunteer
workers as to the details of the work,
will be held in Grace church, State
street near Third, to-night at 8 o'clock.
Funeral of Mrs. Ella Clay
The funeral services for Mrs. Ella
Clay, who died at her home near Pro
gress on Tuesday, will be held Sundav / -
afternoon at 1.30 o'clock at Shoop's /
church. The Rev. Mi. Miller will offici-/
ate. Interment will bo in Shoop's
idhurch cemetery. She is survived by
'her husband, Daniel W., and a daughter,
!MTS. E. .1. Bare, of Paxtonia.
Mrs. Louise O'Brien Dies
Mrs. lxiuise O'Brien, aged 62 years,
died this morning at the home of her
son. Harry Price, 1752 Norbh Cameron
street. Funeral services will be held
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial
will be in the East Harrisbure ceme
Artistic Printing at Star Independent.