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PI 10 TRIE
Says Government Is
Considering Big Re
TO PROVIDE AN
ARMY OF 60.000
In This State Alone the Strength of the
National Guard Would Be Increased
From 10,»35 to 42.700 Men. Says
A W ashirgtoi correspondent of the
New York "World" seut that newspa
per under date of yesterday, a story
that the General Staff and War College
of the War Department are now en
gaged in working out a plan for the
general reorganization of the land
forces of the country, the intention be
ing to provide for the better protection
of the United States from foreign in
vasion in case of war.
It is said that this does not con
template the increase of the regular
army, but will be more directly devot
el to the enlargement of the militia
torces of the States, and contemplates
the creation of a volunteer reservist
force to bring the forty-eight state
militia forces to 500.000 men who can
be made ready for active military duty
within two months. The reported plan
including increasing the Pennsylvania
militia from 10,935 to 42,700 men.
The regular army at present consists
of 4,572 officers and 55.44 4 enlist e'
men. while the state militia forces
show a strength of 125.034 men. of
■which 93.277 are actually available
for military duty. The increase eon
templates a development of the militia
to about five times that of the number
Tor a Permanent Training Camp
"It is the purpose of the Govern
ment to invite the co-operation of the
States." says the "World's" corres
poadent, "in an effort to encourage a
greater degree of iuierest in the de
velopment and efficiency of this branch
of national defense.
"One of the details of the new plan
contemplates the establishment of a
permanent training camp in each State
during a period of from four to six
months every year. These are to be
run on a uniform schedule of training
to conform to the metho-is of the regu
"With this end in view, the condi
tion of tie citizen soldiery of all the
States Iws been looked into and est
mates m» ie of the increases that will
be nece-isary to bring them up to the
desired strength of 500.000. which,
TV th the regular army, would make
available within sixty days a well
trained fighting land force of approxi
matelv 600,000 men."
Under a tentative estimate prepare!
by the officials showing the present
militia force of each Stat? an 1 the
force un ter the proposed reorganization,
Pennsylvania is shown to have at pres
ent a force of 10,935, which will be
increased to 42.700. one other State
surpassing it. Xew York with 64.700.
It is estimated that of the 93,000
available militiamen at present onlv
70.000 would be actually ready to be
Jinv/uated i'lto the regular army.
The building up of efficient reserve
forces (the StaTe militia) may engage
the attention of t ongress when it
meets, a week from next Monday. That
will depend on the decision of the
President and Secretary of War as to
the advisability for directing the at
tention of the lawmakers to the matter
in their annual messages.
AUSTRIA ADMITS TROOPS
London, Nov. 2S, 4.05 A. M.—An
official Austrian dispatch sent by
Keuter's Vienna forrespondent by way
of Amsterdam, admits that Czerno
witz, the capital of the Austrian prov
ince of Bukowina. has been evacuated
by Austrian troops. The dispatch adds:
"The situation on the Polish front
yesterday was comparatively quiet. In
West Galieia and in tin? Carpathians
the fighting continues indecisive.''
Empress Visits Belief Kitchen
Berlin. Nov, 27, Via London. Vo'\ |
28. \. M. —Empress Augusta Vic
r o-iav visited the American r»-
tohen, which is supported from i
utions by the American co'.onv 1
in. and spent half an hour j
ting with the 200 or more beneficiaries
gathered at a table there at which th»..
were served by ladies of the colonv.
WANT WOMEN MUMMERS. TOO
Committeemen Will Seek to Interest
Them in New Year's Parade
.The Harnsburg Mummers' Associa
tion at a meeting in the Mayor's of-;
tiee last evening decided to hold a mass
meeting in the near future to which
women will be invited. This, it is be
lieved, will stir up interest in the com-'
ing New Year's parade and it is hoped
ti»at some women's clubs will be form
ed to ent«r the line of march.
A request has been male bv the
theatre interests to change the time of
parade so as not to interfere with the
matinee performances on that da v.
This request has been turned over to
the parade committee for considera
Children Set Fire to Btable
A one-story frame stable at the rear
of 17-■»•» North Cameron street caught
lire at 2.40 o'clock this afternoon. It
is thought it was accidentally set on
fire by a number of children who were
playing in it. An alarm was sent in
from box 56. Kelker and Cameron
r-treets, and the prompt response of the
firemen saved the building. It is own-i
eJ by Adam Spink. The damage was
Artistic Printing at Star Independent, i
RUSSIA SAYS NOTHING Of
ALLEGED GERMAN DEFEAT
IN ITS OFFICIAL REPORT
Petrograd, Nov. 28.—The following
statement from the Russian general
staff was made public here last night:
On the left bank of the Vistula our
troops, advancing from the lower part
of the Bzura river have reached Gom
bio. In the center of the battle line
we captured the town of Brr.e7.inv and
the villages in the vall«v of the Mroga
fiver. In some places we disloilgsd
the Germans by bayonet attacks. Our
offensive in this region continues.
"Between Brezezinv and Glowno
our cavalry succeeded in several
. charges against the German infantry.
, During the retreat of the enemy we
( captured a number of field guns, some
' with their guns complete. We are com
■'puting the number of prisoners cap
tured. Among the German troops we
pushed back from Rzgow and Tnszyn
toward Brzeziny was a division of the
"In the region of Sgierz and Strv
kow we attacked the Germans toward
Lodz. Between Sgierz and Zdunska
Wola some German troops are still
j holding themselves in their trenches.
,; In general between the Yistula and
the Warta the fighting is favorable to
1 j our guns. 1 '
LATE WAR NEWS"SUMMARY
Coßttnurd From Klr»« P>IR.
hammedaus the world over to rise to
■ arms against Great Britain and to other
members of the Triple Entente. Thus
far there have been no indications that
the proclamation has led to uprisings
affecting British interests elsewhere, al
though on several occasions there have
been reports from Berlin of dissension
The destruction of a German battle
ship is reported in Paris. The Wilhelm
der Grosse is said to have been stink
i by a mine in the Baltic, but there was
no confirmation of the report.
An official communication from the
Russian army of the Caucasus tells of
further heavy fighting by the Russians
which have invaded Turkey, but gives
j no indication of the outcome.
The situation in Russian Poland was
as much of a mystery as ever. Pri
vate dispatches from Petrograd make
further statements that Russia has
overwhelmed the Germans, but they are
not confirmed officially. Grand Duke
Nicholas, the Russian commander, re
ports successes in several engagements,
but says nothing to indicate that the
decisive blow has been struck.
On the western battlefields there was
continued calm. The British fleet is
said to have resumed bombardment of
German positions on the Belgian coast.
Along the front the fighting apparently
was limited to small skirmishes.
Firing in Direction of Zeebrugge
London, Nov. 2S, 5.05 A. M.— A dis
j pat.'h from Rotterdam to the "Daily
: Mail" date! Friday says: "Heavy
ftritig was heard tins afternoon in the
(direction of Zfebrugge and allied aero
planes were seen circling over Flan
ders. British destroyers continue scout -
j iug off the coast."
Doing Well in Besieged Przemysl
Amsterdam via liondon, Nov. 28.
5.25 \. M —The newspaper " Maas
bode" publishes a Berlin telegram giv
ing the late-t word from the besieged
| citv of Pr/emysl in Galieia. It was re
: ceived in Yieona Friday by pigeon post
and says: "We are doing very well.
I Do not be disquieted."
Santa Claus Ship Starts for France
Devonport. Eng.. Nov. 2S. 3.21 P.
M.—The United States navv collier
lason. bearing Christmas toys sent by
| the children of the United States to
. .-hiidren in belligerent countries, <ailed
from Devonport to-day for Marseilles.
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| MAGISTRATE NOT SUSTAINED
Judge Reverses Ruling of Squire Who
Passed on Damage Suit
The justice'* decision iu an Sit
damage suit brought by Alfred Hoerner
against A. H. Imbeden. was reversed by
ludge Kunkel, in a decision tiled this
morning. The Court held that the
squire had no right to entertain the
A "judgment by defauft" entered
against the defendants rn the suit of
Emanuel Rinehart against William J.
Bavies and James M. Sunders, was sec
aside. In the suit of Silbtsrman Bros.
i Ceorge B. Miller, the judgment
I was opened and the defendant will be
given an opportunity to make a de
Adopt Little Girl
, Permission to adopt Elsie 'May Kav
anaugh, 1 year old. and have t'ne «»hild
assume the mime of Katheryn Elizabeth
Vlauk, was this morning granted by
Judge McCarreli to Prank and Minerva
j Mauk. of this city.
Stolics Was Released
Peter StoiKs this morning was dis
charged from prison after a hearing on
a writ of habeas corpus. Judge Mc
i arreli said the papers on which the
defemlairt was jailed were faulty in
that they charged him with "safe
keeping.'' Stolics was sued for a store
Ernest L. Sweeney and Florence Hu
merick. Fairmont. ISM.
1 armiue Falcone and Annina Acri,
Sherman Myers, Andersontown and
Ella Sutton. >ildonsbarg.
Harry E. Miller and Edna I. Yerges.
Charles 1.. p. Russel ami Marian X.
Had Lucky Day In Field
Herman E. 'Martz, a salesman for
Doutrieh & Co., has proved himself as
good a game hunter as he is a customer
hunter, having just returned from a
one-day bunting tri*p in which he killed
seven rabbits and one wild duck.
Spending Vacation at Home
C harles A. Yahn, instructor of Ger
man at North East High school, Phila
delphia. is spending his Thanksgiving
j vacation at the home of 1 his parents.
Dr. and Mrs. S. G. Yaihn, 504 South
I Thirteenth street.
HATCRTSBTRfI STAR-INDEPEyPENT, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 28, 1914.
CABINET MEMBERS AT GAME
Official Washington Wall Represented
at the Contest Between the Army
and Navy To-day
Hp AstOK Mtoi Prnt,
Washington, Nov. 28.—Official Wash
ington was well represented in the vari
ous parties which left here early to-day
for Philadelphia to attend the Army-
Navy football game. Those who went
to witness Phe historic gridiron con
test included several members of the
cabinet, senators and representatives,
government officials and a large contin
gent from army and navy circles. Cab
inet officers who had arranged to at
tend the game with their wives and
guests included Secretaries Daniels,
Garrison and Houston.
Secretary and Mrs. Daniels' party
included iu addition to their three sous
ami Miss Euhel Baglev, Governor t'rsig,
of North Carolina: Senator Tilkn&n and
Representative Bagett, chairmen, re-
S[e>'tivelv, of the Senate and House
Affairs committee: Representative and
Mrs. A. 'Mitchell Palmer, of Pennsylva
nia; Captain and Mrs. A. G. Winter
halter, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Jackson,
of Richmond, Va., and Joseph R. Wilson
and Miss Wilson.
Secretary and Mrs. Garrison, who
have been at Atlantic City over the
holidays, were to have the latter's
bfother-in-law and sister. Dr. and Mrs.
Samuel W. Morton, of Philadelphia,
among their box guests at the game.
Secretary ami Mrs. Houston's [>arty in
cluded Mr. ami Mrs. Breckenridge, of
MISS PETERS TO BE BRIDE
Prise-winning Artist and Musician to
Wed C. L. P. Russel
The marriage of Miss Marian N. Pe
ters. accomplished daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Simon C. Peters, North Union
stieet, Middletowu, to L. P. Russel, also
of Middletown. will, it was aunouncod
to-day, take place on Saturday, Decem
ber 5. The ceremony will be per
formed at the home of the bride's par
ents, in the presence of the members
of the families, by the Rev. Fuller
Bergstresser, ;>astor of St. Peter's Lu
The -bride-to-be has devoted 1 much
time to music and painting, at both of
which she is clever. Some of her
paintings on china now are among the
collections in Harvard University.
While touring Europe several years
ago. she exhibited specimens of her
paintings in Berlin, for one of which,
a gloss painting on tile, she received a
handsome prize. A year or more ago
she had erected at her home a beauti
ful bu»galow-like conservatory of mu
sic. Her class of art students now
numbers a hundred.
Mr. Russel for more than two years
has been assistant to C. Z. Moore, divi
sion supervisor of the Pennsylvania
railroad, located in Middletowu. With
Mr. Moore he twice shared in prizes
awarded by the Pennsv for best-kept
divisions, the last one having been
awarded last September.
Mr. Russel is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
James F. Russel, of Philadelphia. He
is a graduate of the William Penn
Charter School. Philadelphia, class
of IS9S, and since that time, with the
exception of three years when he was
in the employ of the Chesapeake &
Ohio Railroad Company, he has been
employed by the Pennsy.
MRS. JANE COKBIX EXPIRES
Condition Was Serious When Admitted
to Polyclinic Hospital
Mrs. Jane Corbin. 72 years old, died
this morning at the Polyclinic Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Grace Backeustoss,
40S South Cameron street, the Rev. S.
•M. R-upp officiating. Burial will be in
the East llarris'burg cemetery.
When Mrs. Corgin was admitted to
the hospital her condition was very
Mrs. George Umberger
The funeral services for Mrs. George
Umberger, of Williams' Grove, who
died yesterday morning at the Harris
burg hospital, will 'be hel l Mondav aft
ernoon at the home, the Rev. W. J.
Schaner, officiating. Burial will be in
Siate Hill cemetery.
Laura V. Bell
Y. Pell, wife of William H.
Bell, 636 Calder street, died this morn
ing suddenly of heart disease, aged 51
years. She was a member of the Wes
ley A. M. E. Zion church. She is sur
vived by her husband and the following
children: Clarence, Emma. Alice. Mari
etta. Gertrude and Hattie. The funeral
announcement will be made later.
GUILD IS MAKING GOODIES
Women of St. Augustine's to Aid in
Meeting Christmas Demands
As a means of helping to advance
the iuterest of the church, the Altar
Guild of St. Augustine's Episcopal
church, Thirteenth and Herr streets,
has undertaken the making of plum
puddings, fruit and plain cakes for the
Christmas demand. Orders bv postcard
and solicitation are received by the
Guild's president, Miss J. Carter. 1712
B Walnut street.
Under experienced tutors of the art
of cake and pudding making, the mem
bers of the Guild are making and'pre
paring the time-honored Christmastid/e
At the Photoplay
An unexpected business meeting pre
vents Brown from attending a Tango
Dansant at Harmony Hail, with his
wife, and she. greatly disappointed,
goes to her mother 's for the night, leav
ing the house in care of Mary Jane, the
maid. Percy, the grocer's clerk, calls
on Mary Jane, his sweetheart, and is
royally entertained by her at the
Brown finds the pair drinking punch.
Percy sees him coming and beats it,
but is caught by Mrs. Brown and the
policeman. Mary Jane, light-heated
from the punch, greets Brown affection
ately and makes him drink some. Brown
is taken home bv his indignant wife,
and poor Mary Jane, with no money,
no position and scorned by Percy, feels
her entertainment" has proven a pret
ty costly affair. Adv. "•
The Herricks Leave Paris
By A»«octa<ed Pre it.
Paris. Nov. 28. 10.45 A. M.—Myron
T Herrick, the retiring American Am
bassador, accompanied by Mrs. Herrick
and the members of his family, left
•Paris for (Havre this morning, where
they will take the steamer Rochambeeu
for New York.
IT PAYS TO USE STAR
INDEPENDENT WANT ADS.
MISS EDNA M'KEE DIES
t'«Bllno*d From First Parr.
tober 24, just a little wore town one
month ago. Hoping tihat the mountain
air would benefit Mias -Mcltee, the en
tire family went to live at the cottage
of F. J. Wallis, son-inlaw of Mr. Me-
Kee, at Dauphin Heights.
Mr. M«K«i, the young woman's fa
ther, was City Treasurer from 1898
until 1899 and is now connected with
the Wallis Coal Company. He has lived
| on Allison Hill for the last forty-four
years and is well knowu throughout
In addition to her parents, Miss Me
Kee leaves five sisters, Mrs. K. E. Kil
lon, Kvanston, 111.; Mrs. \V. C. Long
worth, Keota, Colorado; Mrs. F. J. Wal
lis, Mrs. William U. Drehror and Mary
|C. IMeKee, all of Harrisburg.
The date has not been set for the
funeral, but it has ben decided to hold
the services at the home. The Rev.
Thomas Keisoh, pastor of (brist Lu
therau church, will officiate. Burial will
be in Pa.vt*i»g cemetery.
T. F. SMITHJO $1,461
Washington Party Candidate for Lieu
tenant Governor Files State
ment of Expenses
It cost Percy P. Smith, Washington
party candidate tor Lieutenant Govern
or, $1,461.50 to carry on his cam
paign, according to his expense account
tiled to-day at the State Department.
From outside sources he received
$-86, S. S. Warren contributing SIOO,
A. P. Moore, of the Pittsburgh ' "Lead
| er,'' SSO and John Wallace $136. He
j spent the $1,461.25 -for advertising,
l publicity, printing, postage and travel
ing expenses, and owes $250 for post
James Weakley, treasurer of the
I Forty-third Ward Palmer McCormick
League, Philadelphia, received $203,
of which $165 was from the Palnier-
McCormick League headquarters and
the rest from private sources. He paid
35 "watchers'* $5 each and the rest
went for hall and postage.
Harry C. Soniers, treasurer of the
Twentieth Ward Paliner-MeOormick
League, received $l4O from the Pal
mer-MeCormiek League headquarters
and paid 2S watchers from $2 to $5
each, or $lO5 in all. The rest went for
hall rent and postage.
Arthur W. Price, treasurer Oi' the
Washington party committee, Forty
tirst ward, Philadelphia, received slls
from the Washington party city com
mittee and paid it all out for
ers," except $lO rent.
George V. Hetzel, treasurer of the
Delaware county branch of the Penn
sylvania Protective Union, received
$2,4 70 and paid it all to Kichard Cam
pion, treasurer of the -Pennsylvania
Portective Union. The main contrib
utors were Joseph K. Kip, $500; i'. P.
Gililand, $500; G. Hetzel. $500; C.
A. Ernst. $500; John P. Crozer. $300;
Waiter M. Stern, SIOO. and 11. K. Mul
CAPT. SORCHO'S BIG CONTRACT
Promised That Diver Will Find Lost
Articles in River or Lake
Is there anybody in Harris burg who'
would like to recover something he
lort in the river, or any other large
body of water —even Wild-wood Lakef
There's no limit to the size of the
body of water one migdrt name, for
even the briny deep has no terrors lor
Captain Sorcho, who will be at
the Orpheuin next week. He is the
man who was appointed by the United
States government to help bring the
remains of the battleship Maine to the
By a strange coincidence Mr. Son'ho
will be in Harrisburg at,the same time
"Felix" the mind-reading duck, will
be at the have declar
ed that "Felix." even though he is a
duck, is uo "quack" when it conies to
mind-reading. So now the proper
method to pursue—that is if you have
lost something—is to pay a visit to
the Colonial first. If you have lost au
article tell your troubles to "Felix,''
and he will tell you where to find it.
With that part of the trouble settled
your next trip will be the shortest
route to Captain Soreho. He "dotes"
on adventure and he may be able to
find what you have lost.
When Captain Sorcho comes to the
Orpheuin next week, he will actually
bring with him a small oceau, a battle
ship. some mines and otiher submarine
contrivances, and according to advance
reports he will give a most interesting,
thrilling and pretentious vaudeville
production. adv. ***
NI'RSERV FOLLOWS WOMEN
Will Be Established at Chestnut Street
Hall To-morrow Afternoon
A nursery will to-morrow afternoon
be established temporarily in the Chest
nut street iia'fi, in a room a 1 joining the
auditorium, for the care of babies
brought by their mothers to the mass
meeting tor women onlv, to be ad
dressed at 2.30 o'clock by Miss Sara
Palmer. She will give her famous
booze lectore, "The Amerian Python."
The nurslrv will again be in operation
a>t its location at Fifth ami North
streets in the evening.
The lecture 'by Dr. Stougil to-mor
row afternoou at 2 o'clock to men only
at the tabernacle will be on "The Scar
let Man." Tk-kets have been dis
There will be a meeting for children
of both sexes at 3 o'clock a,t the Fifth
Street 'Methodist i-hureh. addressed by
Programs to Be Given Morning and
Evening at Second Reformed
Thanksgiving music at the Second
Reformed church to-morrow will be
rendered as follows:
Morning, contralto solo, "The Lord
Is My Shepherd," Little. Miss Ethel
Henry; anthem, "O Give Thanks Unto
tile Lord." Paul.
Evening, the choir will render a
cantata, "The Rolling Season," by
Caleb Simjtfr, soloists, Mrs. George
Giede, Miss Ethel Henry, John Gib
son, Louis Munnell; organist, Miss N.
P. B. R. Division Engineer Dies
By Associated Prrtx.
Williamsport, Nov. 28. —Walter B.
Thomson, division engineer of the Wil
liamsport division of the P. R. R. Com
pany died to-day. He was a nephew of
tihe late Frank Thomson, president of
the company. The funeral will be held
at Lock Haven on Sunday.
FIRST OF THE NEW FEDERAL
BANK NOTESJERE TO-DAY
rutlaurd From Flic* Pif«.
which has as yet manifested itself in
The bank got the new greenbacks
from the Philadelphia mint, only a lim
ited number. During the morning the
notes, exhibited behind the glass at the
receiving desk, and on occasion passed
out beneath the iron grating for some
equivalent, attracted a great deal of at
tention. and the demand for copion has
been brisk. The bank will put the
money in circulation as long as its pres
ent supply lasts.
The crisp new bills depict laineoln
and Jackson, Columbus discovering
America and the landing of the Pil
grims, and scenes typical of agricul
tural and industrial life.
The Federal Reserve notes will be
used concurrently with the other bank
notes now in circulation.
RESERVE BANK STATEMENT
Resources of Federal Institutions Show
Increase in One Week of About
By Associated Press,
Washington, Nov. 28.—The state
ment of the condition of the twelve
Federal Reserve Banks issued to-day
and showing operations up to the close
of business yesteivtav, discloses that
the resources of the banks have in
creased in one week about $23,000,000.
No report by districts was issued. The
consolidated statement follows:
Resource*—GoM coin and certificates,
$227,840,000; legal tender notes, sil
ver certificates and subsidiary coin,
$34,630,000; total, $262,4 70,000.
Bills discounted and loans, $7,388,-
000; all other resources, $165,000; to
tal resource®, $270,018,000.
Capital paid in, $18,050,000; re
serve deposits, $249,268,000; Federal
Reserve notes in circulation, $2,700,-
000; total liabilities, $270,018,000.
Gold reserve against all liabilities,
90 per cent.
Cash reserve against all liabilities,
104 per cent.
Cash reserve against all liabilities
after setting aside forty per cent, gold
reserve against Federal reserve notes in
circulation, 103.70 per cent.
Discount and loan maturities within
30 days, $5,857,000; within 60 davs,
$1,097,000; others, $429,001k total,
New York, Nov. 28.—The statement
of the average condition of clearing
house banks and trust companies for
the week shows that they hold $102,-
424,200 reserve in excess of legal re
quirements. This is a decrease of $5,-
466,340 from last week. The figures
of last week were corrected to read
Winding Up the Finances
Monday will witness the ending of
the fiscal year, and the State's linan
cial officers are engaged in preparing
the figures to show the receipts and
expenditures of the various funds. It
is expected, in view of the large re
ceipts of the month, that the final show
ing will give totals exceeding the re
ceipts of last year, barring the sum re
ceived from personal property tax, none
of which went to the State this year.
The People's Bank, of Wvalusing,
and the Snow Shoe Bank, Centre coun
ty, were chartered yetserdav, each with
a capital of $25,000.
The Capitol Park Extension Commis
sion has purchased the Forman proper
ties, on Walnut, just below Fourth
street. A sale of property will be held
by the Board of Public Grounds and
Buildings in December.
Board of Pardons
The Board of Pardons will have the
biggest list to consider in its history
at the December meeting. Already
there are thirteen on the list that were
continued from this month, and four
more applications have been received,
two of them from murderers who want
their death sentences commuted to im
prisonment for life. This will b e the
last meeting of the present Board, and
the impression is that it will lean to
the side of mercy, being near to Christ
Announcement was made to-day of
the appointment of Charles R. Gal
braith, Venango, as trustee for Warren
insane hospital, and John A. Wilon,
Venango, as trustee of Polk institute
for the feeble-minded. Both appoint
ments are to fill vacancies.
Attending a Funeral
Adjutant General Stewart left for
Philadelphia last night to attend the
funeral of Colonel Robert B. Beath,
one of the original board of the sol
diera' and sailors' home at Erie. Colo
nel Beath was a former State official,
having served as Surveyor General of
the State, and was a past Grand Com
mander of the Grand Army of the Re
Over Half Million •
The receipts at the Stnte Treasury
yesterday were $549,000, of which the
Northern Central Railway Company
paid $154,000. the Philadelphia "Rap
id Transit Company $198,000 and the
Frankford and Southern 'Passenger
Railway Company $67,000. The pay
ments were $123,000.
COAST TO COAST IN 12 HOURS
Record-Breaking Run Was Promoted
by Lincoln Highway Officials
By Associated Press.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 28.—Telegrams
were received at the Lincoln Highway
Association headquarters here to-day
stating that every foot of the new
400-mile transcontinental road was
covered by automobiles yesterday be
tween 6 o'clock in the morning and 6
in the evening.
The Lincoln highway consul at each
important point drove to the next
point west and return. The record
breaking run was promoted by Lincoln
highway officials to verify the an
nouncement that the coast to coast
route is now rettdy for automobile traf
1 Artistic Printing at Star-Independent.
—and Christmas Is Next
On the Holiday Calendar
Only twenty-three more buying days in which to make your selection.
The great majority of people seldom deem to become imbued with the
Christmas spirit until after Thanksgiving. But we have anticipated your
needs months ago and prepared t'or the expected rush by selecting
A GREATER AND MORE CHOICE ASSORT
MENT OF WATCHES, DIAMONDS, CUT GLASS
AND JEWELRY THAN EVER BEFORE
Wo huv for spot cash and take advantage of the moat favorablo dis
counts, therefore wo can offer you the lowest possible prices, and extra
ordinary reductions on our anniversary specials.
Watches in Splendid Variety
Thin model, 12 size, 16 slue finely Jeweled A lilirh grade low
mU eW mLTmi? . mOV '' WalThin" 1 gold'"tilled" w *"' h - ch * t ' < -
ment, mUrometrlc re*- ,-ase. guaranteed 20 lalne watch finely Jew
ulator, Hreguet hair years. Open face. $9.50. eled, gold tilled, war
spring, gold tilled Boss Hunting. $ll.OO. A ranted 20 years. Price,
case. guaranteed 25 modest priced watch $7.50. Inexpensive but
years. Open face, $22. that is perfectly roll- appropriately accept* •
Hunting case. $23.50. able. ante Tor a young girl.
Small Elgin or WalU Thin model. 16 size. 17 Thin model. Elgin or
ham. ladles' watch, 3-0 Jewel Elgin movement, Waltham. 15 - Jewel
.... „ . mlcrometrle regulator, ' , . ,
siae, tnm nioaet, nnely Hreguet hair .spring. movement, mlcrometrlo
leweled movement, gold accurate timekeeper, regulator, Breguet hair
tilled case, guaranteed K"'d tilled Boss case, spring, gold tilled case,
•>o vun <w,i guaranteed 25 years. guaranteed 20 years.
... A - fttC ' 'Pen face. $25.00. Hunt- ipen face. $13.60. ilunt
>lß.oo. Hunting, $19.00. Ing. $25.75. Ing, $15.50.
14 diamond rings re- | (las or electric port- Chafing Dishes of
naln from tho large lot atile lamps. In new, at
offered last Saturday; | tractive designs, with " 0 * 0 " know » M<, »-
ivorth double what we | scroll stamped brass ning-Bowmnn or Ster
»sk for them, but as j shade and bent glass, nu make, solid copper
they were purchased | or plain design. Look or copper with nickel
for Anniversary spe- i like $12.00 or $15.00. finish, worth »«. An
clals, you may have j Anniversary special at nlvorsary special at
them while they last at i •
»»».«« I »3.4N «4.n»
KXTR.-* BPE f, l\l \ny Me*h in our store at S'J.-tH, values up
to $lO. These are of German silver, gold plated, or pun metal.
Toilet Sets of French ivory, regular s."> value. Anniversary special
at . 9.1.30
P. H. CAPLAN CO.
Jewelers, 18 North Fourth Street
MORGENTHAI) IS GUILTY
IN FIRST DEGREE
Coßtlnnril From First I'lgc.
planning to raid their hennery, which
is situated 011 the opposite side of the
road, directly, in front of the house.
Their suspicions were excited by rea
son of their hearing a team stop in
front of the farm house and seeing the
driver leave the wagon and move about
with a light. Rupp, armed with a re
volver, had not gone more than twenty
feet from the house when members of
his family heard several revolver shots.
A minute later a brother found Rupp
breathing his last. In the interim Iho
supposed chicken thief had returned to
his team and started down the road
toward Harrisburg at breakneck speed.
The Harrisburg police apprehended
Morgenthau on the Walnut street (bridge
over the Susquehanna river an hour la
In the duel with Rupp, Morgenthau
was shot through the wrist and the
blood from the wound aided the police
in his capture. The injury was dressed
at the Harrisburg hospital and the man
was brought later to the ,iail liera,
where he has since been confined.
Morgenthau '9 victim was widely
known throughout the Cumberland Vai
ley. He had an extensive dairy busi
ness and attended markets both here
and in Harrisburg.
RECORD HOSPIT (\L GIFTS
Woman's Aid Society Thanks Friends
of Institution for Generous
The annual donations to the Harris
burg Hospital this year aro very grati
fying to the members of the Woman's
Aid Society, who have worked hard.to
nrake it a suiccess. The generous re
sponse with the call for foodstuffs was
,met has been very satisfying. The
donations have exceeded those of for
mer years and it is believed that the
call for aid for the starving Belgians
has awakened a more charitable feeling
in persons in thrs city and surrounding
More than S2OO was received in
cash. There were 200 busheils of po
tatoes. seventy bushels of apples, i.500
pots of .jelly, other staple groceries anid
some green goods from nearby farmers.
The officers ajrd members of the so
ciety desire to thank all of the friends
of the hospital who gave donations. It
would be impossible to mention the
names of individual donors and they
collectively express their gratitude to
the great number of contributors.
NEW FRONT STREET FIRE BOX
Planned to Place One at the Intersec
tion With Reel's Lane
Front street will have another fire
alarm box if plans now being talked
of by the heads of the police and fire
depa'rtmente are carried out. The plac
ing of a new box at Front and Reel's
Lane is contemplated. There is only
one other alarm box on Front street,
and that is at Vine street.
Along with tihat change will come
the transfer of a police telephone sta
tion to Front and Reel's Lane from
Third and Woodbine streets. The up
per part of .the city is rapidly being
built up and the changes are contem
plated to give better police and fire
MUSIC AT ST. STEPHEN'S
Program for Vesper Services to Be Giv
At the 4 p. m. Vesper service in St.
Stephen's Episcopal church the follow
ing music will be used:
"Magnificat," Barnby; "Nunc Di
mittis,'' Rogers; organ, "Intermezzo,"
Hollins; "Echoes,"' Brewer; solo,
"Fear Not, O Israel," Buck, Master
Harry Etter; anthem, "Praise the
Lord, O Jerusalem," Maunder; organ,
"Sortie in D Minor," Rogers. Alfred
C. Kusehwa, organist and choirmaster.
AGAIN GIVES HIS
SKIN TO LITTLE BOY
Continued Fruui First i'ngr.
eighty square inches in extent, was
covered this afternoon.
Little Paul is oheered bv the fact
that ho will likely be on crutches by
Christmas time, although his continued
position on his left, side has made him
quite sore and his nurves are begin
ning to suffer under the strain.
Forney, who is a powerful vourg
iron moulder, as cheerfully submittal
to tho second operation as he did to
the first. The wound of a month ago
is healed by now but the sJtin this
time was taken from the other leg, Dr.
David I. Miller performed both opera
Forney was an entire stranger ta
the Erb youngster until it boo am n
known that a skin-grafting operation
was nm-essary to prevont the boy be
ing a cripple for life. Forney "then
wrote to Mrs. Lottie M. Erb, the
child's mother, offering himself. For
ney suffered little discomfort for his
The burns occurred on July 3, when
an older companion set fire to a num
ber of "sparklers" in Paul's pocket.
Song and Addition
If soldiers be encouraged by the au
thorities to sing on the maivh civil
servants might be exhorted to lighten
their duties in the same way. Sir Ijau
rence Gomme confesses that at the be
ginning of his official career he used
to add ttp huge columns of figures for
statistical purposes by tho simple pro
cess of doing the task to the tune of
Gregorian music, and he was always
correct in his arithmetical results. Ex
amples of the practice of performing
labor tasks to the accompaniment of
music could, Sir Laurence says, bo pro
duced from all over the world. He in
stances the i-ase of the London pavers
Who until forty years ago or so used
to be mulcted' by their mates of tho
price of a pot of ale if they omittod to
groan rvthmically at cnch thud of tho
When Napoleon Died
July 10, 1821.—The news has .justi
arrived of the death of Napoleon. Ha
died on the sth of May. I was much
astonished at the way the news van
received. The hero which the whole
French nation had worshiped, whom
all Europe had trembled 'before, it
might have been an ordinary actor who
had died. Really one could feel great
disgust. A mighty man indeed he was
with all 'his faults. The first I heard
of it. was k-ried about the streets, 44 La
Mort de Napoleon a St. iHelene, Deux
Sous." Oh, the irony of it!—"A
Diary of James Oallatin in Europe" i»
"Pigeon milk is a myth," said a
nilkman, 'but there actually is a bean
milk. It is drunk, put in tea. and cof
fee and even frozen for ice cream.
Tho Japs are its inventors. This milk
is made of the so.ja bean. Tho bean
is first soaked, then boiled in water.
After the liquid turns white sugar and
phosphate of potash are added, and the
boiling is kept up till a substance of
the thickness of molasses is obtained.
Nobody could tell this bean milk from
condensed milk, and when water is
added it can't "be told from the fresh.
The Japanese poor use nothing else."
Breaking the News
"Sis won't be able, to see you to
night, Mr. Jones," said her little broth
er. "Sbe's had a tuHble accident."
"Is that so? What happened!"
"All her hair got burned up."
"Good heavens! Was she burnedt"
"Naw; she wasn't there. She don
know about it yet."—Lippincott's.
"Say, papa," asked little Boy,
"what is the difference between an
optimist and a pessimist!"
"An optimist, my son," replied
pafa, "thinks the times are ripe, while
a pessimist thinks they are rotten."——
Ladies' Home Journal.