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IS LL IS PROMISED
Manager Hopkins Goes
to New York To-day
to Book Club's Or
Sotarians Trying to Make Charity Week
at the Playhouse a Success So as
to Help Relieve Suffering in Strick
To insure a really good vaudeville
bill for the Orpheum theatre for next
week, when the Rotarv Club will oper
ate that playhouse for the benefit of the
(Belgian relief, Manager Hopkins this
morning went to New York City for t'he
sole purpose of booking in a show that
'he thinks will strike the fancy of local
It is seldom that Manager Ho kins
goes to New York City for the purpose
of booking Orpheum programs, as he
usually leaves the greater part of this
responsibility to the Wilmer & Vincent
booking agent, who is located in New-
York City, and who has his watchful
eye on the Wilmer & Yin ent interests
there every day in the week. But Man
ager Hopkins is especially anxious to
see the Rotary Club have a Keith show
ff'or next week that will strike the fancy
of local vaudeville devotees from the
opening to the close. Feeling that he
knows pretty well the sort of amuse
ment that Harrisburg enjoys most,
.Manager Hopkins went this morning to
look them over and see how many
choice plums he could pluck.
"For it is an actual fact," said
paid Manager Hopkins, "that every
tow*n serais to form a theatrical taste
of its own. The fact that a show or
a vaudeville act was an immense tri
umph on Broadway, doesn't mean tuat
its going to be a winner in Harrisoarg.
There are possibilities that they will
like it here just as well as they did
over there, and there are just as many
that they won't care very much for
it. Xew York has its taste for the
atricals and so has Harrisft>urg."
It is said at the Orpheum box office
that this is the second tri'p Manager
Hopkins made to Xew York to book
an Orpheum bill. And t'he fact that his
selection at that time pra tieallv es
tablished a record attendance for the
week, speaks well for what he may
tiring with him for next week.
"An empty seat at the Orpheum
means an empty stomach in Belgium."
That s the slogan, and it tolls the pur
pose of next week's undertaking in a
nutshell. The Rotarians are out to do
their part in relieving the suffering
that is now so terrible in the stricken
little country across the sea.
The proceeds of Rotary week will
be sent to Belgium by tlie Rotary Club
tiiroHgh the Emergency Relief Commit
tee of this city, and this relief com
mittee co-operates to make the special
charity week at the Orpheum a sue-
There will be no increase in the
price of tickets at any performance
icxt week. Established Orpheum rates
wiil prevail. Tickets will be sold out
side the theatre, redeemable at the box
office, but the regular box office sale
will go on as usual.
Persons having season orders for
seats will have their scats saved for
t hem, just like any other week. Persons
who are awustome l to buying tickets
at the window will a< - «'ominodated
the same as ever.
The free list wiU be absolutely sus
pended for Rotary week.
PATROLMAN'S WIFE BI'RIED
Many Beautiful Floral Tributes for
Mrs. Samuel A. Milligan
The funeral serv ices of Mrs. Eliza
beth K. Milligan, wife of Patrolman
Samuel A. Milligan and daughter of the
'ate Irederick J. Gastrock, was held at
hex late home, 108 C'ouoy street, yes
terday afternoon, with the Rev. R. L.
Meisenhelder officiating. Interment
was made in the Harrisiburjj cemeterv.
Many beautiful floral tributes were
received among them being a pillow,
from husband and son. Frederick; cross,
frrm members of the Ha: risking police
department; basket of lilies and roses.
Mr. and Mrs. George .J. ( olovaris; gates
ajar, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Andrinakis,
Xew \ ork City; spray of chrysanthe
mums, Miss Emma R. Gastrock, Car
lisle; spray of roses and carnations,
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Gastrock;
.•pray of chrysanthemums, Miss Mary
Oliver, Philadelphia; sprav of carna
tions, Peter Magaro, sprav of chry
santhemums, Mr. and Mrs.'William E.
Hhertzer and daughters; sprav of
carnations, Mr. and Mrs. B. E." Tav
lor; spray of lilies, Harrv Malseed,
ot Philadelphia, and Miss M'inuie Milli
gan, of this city; spray of chrysanthe
mums, George Foerster and son, Fred
eric; spray of forty-four carnations,
representing the years of her age, Mrs.
Sol. Santo, Mrs.' Howard Shur. Mrs.
George Hoerner, Mrs. Elwood Payne
and Mrs. Harrv \Valkcmever.
"The Girl and the Explorer"
A marriage ceremony performed over
the telephone is one of the decidedlv
novel situations in Kalein's two-act ro
mantic comedy, "The Girl and the
Explorer." This highly entertaining
production will be the feature at the
Photoplay today. Tom Moore and
Marguerite Courtot, two of the most
popular Kalem stars, enact the leading
roles. The explorer is Carlton, who.
desiring to complete the story of his
adventures undisturbed, slips into this
country on his return from South
America under an assumed name. Milli
cent Beldon, daughter of a publisher,
knows her father is desirous of securing
•'urlton's story. An impulse leads
Millicent to call at the explorer's
home. There she is mistaken to be an
applicant for the position of housemaid.
A spirit of adventure impels Millicent
lo accept the position. The situations
leading up to h"T marriage by telephone
with Carlton next morning make this
••omedv romance unusually amusing.
Don't fail to see it. Adv.
ADS. BRING RESULTS.
POOR DIRECTORS WILL
EXTEND CHARITY WORK
Ask Various Local Societies to Lend
Aid in Improving the Condition of
Paupers Through a Co-Operation
and Educational Campaign
In letters sent out to the several
ohari'table societies oi the city and
county the Dauphin County Directors
of the Poor late yesterday announced
tentative plans for what they believe
will reorganize conditions among the
county *s indigent, prevent pauperism,
cause families to observe rules ot
sanitation and educate poorly ola*l boys
ami girls to assist in home building.
The societies receiving these letters
have been informed that the move
ment will be begun by the Directors
of the Poor on or about .lanuary 1,
next and that Miss Racbael F. Saples,
social worker now connected with the
Associated Charities, will 'be in charge.
Requests are ma<le bv the board for
criticisms or suggestions in connection
with the plan.
Constant yet kindly supervision of
the poor and needy families whose
heads have shown an inability success
fully to conduct the affairs of their
families, will be the "main spring" of
the movement. In addition to home
supervision, the Poor Board will be
financially able to supply necessary
food and clothing. There will be house
cleaning crusades in charge of a corps
of assistants to be employed bv the
inspector, if necessary, and some time
will be devoted to teaching home eco
nomics and domestic science.
WANTS CERTIFICATE BACK
Valuable Paper Was Given as Collateral
Security Only, Woman
Suit to recover a S7O Steelton Na
tional bank stock certificate which
through a contract she gjive to the de
fendant as" collateral security for his
furnishing the required bail bond to
warrant the appearance at court of
Mike Ozemitz on a criminal charge, was
to-day begun by Theresa Ozemit'z, of
Steel ton, against Wendell Mihak.
Oscar G. Wickersham filed the papers.
I'nder the contract it was stipulated
that should Ozemit;?, a cousin of the
plaintiff, appear in court, the stock cer
tificate was to be returned. It now is
alleged that the cousin did answer to
the court charge but that the defendant
refuses to surrender the stock certifi
cate. It is further alleged that the
plaintifl was put to addition expeuse
and that she now is warranted in mak
ing a claim for S3O in addition to tne
value oif the stock eerti#cate.
Habeas Corpus Hearing
Hearing on a writ of habeas corpus
obtained against Dr. H. L. Ort-h. super
intendent of the State Hospital for the
Insane, to show cause why he does not
release George 1 ia t>;> from his custody,
was held by the court this afternoou be
ginning at 2 o'clock.
< larence K. Webber, one of the clerks
in the City Treasury, to-day completed
the monthly report showing tine balance
on November 1 last, to be $804,129.36;
receipts during the month, $60,131.20;
expenditures. $92,300.43; baalnce, De
cember 1, $771,960.13.
John Rollings and Ellen Jones, Wico
•lohn H. W out ridge and Verna M.
Curtis .1. Schwenk aad 'Mrs. Celia
K. Christian, city.
Scarlet ill Town
•lames Scarlet, a Danville attorney,
was in the city to-day on business. iHe
also called on Judges Kunkel and Mc-
Ask Golf House Bids
Contractors have been asked to sub
mit bids tor t'he erection of a ne-w golf
house in Reservoir Park. Commissioner
Taylor will receive bids until noon on
Saturday of next week.
Law Men to Meet December 30
The law committee of the League
ot' Third Class Cities will meet in Har
risburg on December 30 instead of De
cember 17, as originally planned. The
committee could not get its report
ready in time for the early session.
Apartment for Hill
VV. A. Baptisti has taken out a buil 1-
ing permit for the erection of a three
storv brick house to be erected a' 1419
Vernon street. Th house is to be divid
ed into apartments and will cost $6,000.
Mr. Myers Retires
H. B. Myers, of Lewistown, clerk
of the Bureau of Corporations of the
Auditor General's Department for the
past year, has retited from his posi
tion in the department.
JOHN F. KKHR IS.DEAD
For 45 Years He Was Connected With
the Beetem Lumber Company
Carlisle, I 3 a„ De\ B.—lohn F. Kerr,
one of Carlisle's most widely known
citizens aud a native o>f the town, died
at his home at Penn and (Bedford streets
yesterday tff a implication of diseases,
aged 65 years. IV)r forty-five years he
was connected with the Beetem Lium'ber
and Manufacturing Company and was
for many years its superintendent.
Mr. Kerr was a son of the late Mr.
and 'Mrs. Andrew Kerr, and is survived
'by a sister, IMrs. Saliie Goodyear, of
Philadelphia. Miss Minnie Kerr who
has made her home with 'him for many
years, is a niece.
TO GIVE CHRISTMAS BASKETS
American Rescue Workers Ask for Aid
Front Harrisburg People
The American Re-c.ie Workers will
give Christmas baskets to the poor and
needy of the city on Christmas morning
at the Broad street market house hall.
They would like to have the aid of
the citizens of Harrishurg in doing tlhis
good work. Adjutant aud 'Mrs. L.
Smith who have their headquarters at
1000 Cumberland street, will be in
Cotton Ginning Statistics
Washington, Dec. S.—Cotton ginned
pior to December 1 amounted to 13,-
066.105 bales, fhe Census Bureau an
nounced to-day. Round bales included
3fi,195. Sea island, 62,991 bales.
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, TUESDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 8. 1914.
FIT IN COURT
CMtlud From First Pag*.
han, representing those opposing trans
fer. Sullivan's witnesses said a hotel
at Third and Dauphin street is a ne
Witnesses for the other side included
the Rev. B. H. Hart, pastor of the Fifth
Street M. K. church; Professor F. R.
Downes, superintendent of the city
schools, aud half a dozen or more others
who declared the proposed change is
not necessary and that it would ue detri
mental to public good. The Rev. Mr.
The Rev. Mr. Hart's Opposition
'•The transfer would be dangerous
in that it would place in a residential
section a place where drunken men fre
quent." He added: "I have never, in
all my life, seen a hotel or saloon whrte
at one tftne or another druuken men did
"You are opposed in all ways and
at all time to the sale of liquor, arc
you not 7"' asked Charles H. Bergncr,
counsel for Sullivan.
"No, I am not,'' said t'he witness.
"Then why are you opposed to this
"Be.uuse the new place is but two
hundred feet from one of the city play
grounds where hundreds of children
congregate almost daily during the sum
mer for amusement. It is not far from
the Reily fire engine house and the
same is true with respect to the Cam
eron school building."
, The minister ?dded that "it would
be placing an evil before the eyes of
the school children whose school text
books teach tbeni not to use liquor."
In response to a question from
Bergner, the clergyman said he "ap
,reciates the tobacco and pool room
evils." While he would urge his chil
dren not to use tobacco or frequent
pool rooms, he did not feel called upon
to voice the same objections against
them as against the hotel.
Dr. Dowries said the unloading of
beer in front of the hotel and the sight
of men frequenting the hostelry would
have a bad effect on the school chil
dren. In response to a question from,
Mr. Bergner, he said he could not tell
why that would be the case, "except
that it is my opinion and belief.''
Mr. Bergner Sums Up
"Do you no* thing it beneficial to
children to place 'before children as an
object lesson the evils ot' the hotel!"
asked the court.
"No, I don't think that is advis
aible,'' said Dr. Downes.
"Then you evidently do not agree
with the newspapers and magazines
that take a different view of it," add
ed the court.
In summing up his side of the* case
Mr. Bergner said that of the 1,679
signers to the remonstrance. 152 are
registered voters whose addresses are
given; 27S failed to give their ad
dresses but their names are on the rolls
of the registrar, and 300 names do not
appear in the poll books. The rest, he
said, are women.
The attorney added that he does not
think the court should decide the case
"by the majority of the signers." He
added, "and I don't think it fair that
the women signers should be counted.
I believe emotionally and naturailv
women are opposed to liquor and if
they had the say there would be no
"The question here," said Judge
Kunkel, " is the weight of the evidence
and that may be determined by the
number of witnesses aJid the weight of
Making His Annual Tour in His Latest
Improved Aircraft, Which
Makes It Easier
Where i s the little girl or boy that
does not know Old Kris Kringlef To
be sure, some of them call him Santa
Claus, but he s the same individual,
nevertheless. He used to travel in a
sieigh with gaily-caparisoned reindeers,
BO the story books say. But how does
he travel now? Why, in an air ma
chine of some kind, of course. But
what kindf Well, it has all of the
latest improvements, and it's a biplane,
or monoplane or perhaps a triplane.
Do you know the difference<
The Star-Independent's Bible makes
just the nicest Christmas present ever
offered to anvbody. The limp leather
volume is stamped in gold and all boxed
ready for delivery. It simply becomes
a $S present and is offered for only
one certificate and a small expense bon
us amount that goes to defray the ex
pense items of this educational distribu
tion. Not only the "grownups," but
girls and boys need this useful book.
So it is a present that appeals to ev
All you need to do is to present one
certificate, as explained under the Bi
ble coupon on another page of today's
toadies' List-—Mrs. Klsie Arnold. Miss
Blanche Bowers. Harriet B. Boussen
(DE), Mrs. Ida Brandt, Mrs. Harry
Bretzman, Miss Mary Brown. Miss Ruth
B.ver. Miss Myrtle Clapper, Miss Martha
F. Clarke. Mrs. Fay Conklin, Miss Ra<>
Conrad, Mrs. Conrad Crope. Mrs. Harry
r>oile. Mrs. James Donnelly, Mrs. Mor
ris Dubin. Mrs. Nettie Kvans. Mrs. E.
S. Everhart, Mrs. A. Fackler. Mrs. Ella
M. Fogel, Miss Edna Foreman, Mrs. Ed.
Frear. Miss Ethel Mae Freet, Miss
Amelia Gera, Phebe Griffith, Miss Cor
nelia Hooper, Mrs. Albert Kins, Miss
Pearl Holder, Mrs. Guy Manley, Mrs.
Clara M. Markel, Mrs. J. A. Morton,
Miss Anna N'euer, Laura Nicholas. Miss
Alice Itaber, Mrs. Emma Seigle, Mrs. H.
.Shea, Mrs. Geo. M. Smith. Mrs. Cathrlne
Snyder, Mrs. Frank Stuart, Mrs. Grac<>
Taylor, Mrs. C. C. -Warett, Mrs. David
R. Wart. Mrs. Harry Whitman, Mrs. F.
Gentleman'* Ust—Frank M. Baer,
I* rank Barlough, Frank Ba'jghman,
Geo. C. Behiins. X. y. Biilard, .(. B.
Brennan, Chas. Brown. Chas. H. Bubb,
Barney Burke. Max Calehufr. John Cas.»,
Jr., Ed. Christ, Mr. and Mrs. H. T.
Coales, C. C. Coble. Wm. Coleman, R. C.
Craddock. Thorns J. Crider, G. E. Cros
by, Shirley B. Cunningham, Raymond S.
Ditlow. J. A. Drake, W. M. Earlv, H. A.
Emeriek, R. G. Kiester, .1. J. Fitzger
ald, Edward 11. Greaves. James Green
(2), Joseph Hatchett, H. D. Helfrich,
John Horton. M. B. Hill, W. S. Howell,
Hon. A. 1* Hunter, Stanley Jackson, J.
Jacobs, K. H. Jensen (DL), Kulcsar
Kard.v, H. C. Koblin, Chas. V. Keims (2),
Clark Kepner, Dr. David N. Kremer,
Harry Laurie, C. C. Lentz, Ralph S.
Long. Mack (DL), Robert Mackbee, W.
<Matthews, Charles McGlnberry, J. A.
McMullln, William Miller, A. H." Moore,
Arthur Nesbit, G. A. Newman, M. J.
O'Neill, Jr.. Lewis R. Phillips (DL), W.
T. Phillipy (,1), F. A. Rogers. John J.
Rice, Geo. F. Rowell, T. H. Seals,
G»orge SJiaffener, Harry R. Shank, P.
Whissler (DL), Dr. Walter Smith, E. H.
Stafford, Frank Strubler (D 1..), H. E.
Swope (DL), W. E. Tenner, A. R.
Thaye.-, Clarence Thomston. Myrle
Walker. George Walzer, Dan Webster.
Frank Woodlock, E. F. Work.
Firms—Chairman House Committee
(East End Club), Crooked Billet Ma
chine Works, Eisenbrown P. F. & Co.,
Harrisburg Poultry & Kgg Co., Messrs.
Shiner, Roth & Eidenback.
Foreign—Stivi Gubar, Stefeno Gui-
Beppe, Lida Mitnet, Mercsea Nieluhal.
MANY MORE COMPLAINTS
OF POOR PUDLIC SERVICE
A Water Company at Biglerville With
Alleged Short Supply—Protests
Against the Increased Passenger
Bates on the Railroads
The Town Council of the borough of
Biglerville filed a complaint this morn
ing with the Public Service Commission
praying for an investigation of the
Biglerville Water Company, alleging
that the wat*»r supplied during the sum
mer months fot the past three years
has been insufficient for proper tire pro
W. W. Machamer, of West Reading,
Pa., lodges complaint against the West
Ueading Water Company, alleging re
fusal by that company to extend its
mains to furnish service desired by the
complainant at a garage in the rear
of bis residence.
Formal protests against the pro
posed increased passenger fares was
filed by the North Wayne Commuters'
Association against the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company. Informal protests
were received from Washington Camp
No. 50. P. O. &. of A., Philadelphia;
Roversford Board of Trade, Roversford,
and Glenolden Civic Association, Glen
olden. Dr. A. J. Hesser. of Pittsburgh,
objected to the increased fares on the
grounds that the railroads continued to
give free transportation to employes
and their families v
The Public Service Commission has
issued an order tiiat the Wilmington &
Northern Railroad Company and the
Philadelphia & Reading Railway Com
pany must adjust their rates and tariffs
that the rate from Trap Rock to Birds
boro "on rock railroad ballast" shall
not differ from the rate charged be
tween these points upon crushed rock
ballast for uses other than as railroad
ballast. The complainant was the
Birdsboro Stone Company, which has
a quarry at Monocacy, Berks county.
The State Treasury to-day received
a check for $147,000 from James B.
Sheehan, Register of Wills. Philadel
phia, <tax on inheritances.
Secretary McAfee Here
Rebert Me».\fee, Secretary of the
Commonwealth, is at his desk after an
illness bordering on pneumonia at his
Governor In New York
Governor Tener. who is in New York
attending the meeting of the National
Raseball League, will be back to-mor
row night. The meetings of boards
of which he is a member will not be
held until Thursday.
Revenue Board Meets
The Board of Revenue Commission
ers met thi« morning and made arrange
ments to replace the various funds in
the same depositories as last vear, this
being the beginning of the fiscal year.
Former Senator MeTick
Wa'ter Merrick former Senator from
Tiosr>. who recent]'' retired a? Collect
or of the Port of Philadelphia, was at
the Cai>itol to-day.
LOWER TAX RATE
IS NOW ASSURED
Continued From First rage.
and $-9.64 to pay benefits assessed
against Benedict "Schlitzer, Barbara
Koenig and Mary Miller, in connection
with the same improvements. To these
property owners recently were awarded
verdicts of $l5O each as dafnages for
the city having taken a strip of their
ground for the opening of Front street
to iron alley. .
Mayor's Budget s<>!),lils
The Mayor's departmental budget to
tals $69,215, while other departments
coming under his supervision as Public
Affairs: Commissioner are as follows
City clerk's department, $4,634.50;
sealer of weights and measures, $3,600;
printing, $5,600; law, Tt
is estimated that the surplus in the
printing fund at the close of the pres
ent year wili total at least $1,500 and
the appropriation to that department
may be cut for the new year.
Request is made by the Mayor for
■ one additional patrolman and live oth
ers "if t'be city's financial condition
warrants creating these new positions."
NO less than a hundred lights are to
be provided under the present tentative
Commissioner Taylor will ask for
money to install tne lights on the pro
tective wall along the river front and
within a day or two will advertise for
'bids for the construction of fifty-two
single light standards, fifteen of Which
are to be placed in the Front street
paik, between Paxton street and Irom
alley; twenty-one along Front, between
Reily and Maclav, and sixteen on the
Twelfth street playground.
ssl-1,108.75 for the Parks
The park and playground lights are
to be constructed oat of money which
Commissioner Taylor to-day said will
make uip the surplus fund in his de
partment. at the close of the year. The
maintenance and lighting of the laimps
as well as those to be placed on the
wall, will be provid-ed for in the an
For the Park Department Mr. Tay
lor will ask for an appropriation of
$34,108.75, whijh he declares is sl,-
682.9 8 less than was given to the de
partment in 1913 and less "ov the same
amount than was used during the pres
ent nine months fis.-al "year." It will
include the salary of oitv forester. sl,-
080 and a SIOO fund out of which the
forester will obtain his equipment. In
addition it will contain a park lighting
fund of sfr32.
The fire department budget, which
also is ma le up b,y Mr. Taylor, contains
requisition* for $40,116, or a propor
tionate decrease of $4,233.32 over
that of the present nine-month year,
Highway Commi-ssioner Lyroeh ha« not
yet announced the details of his bud
get, although it is understood he will
ask for approximately $117,000.
At the meeting to-day Commission
er Bowman introduced the ordinate
reducing the rates of the milk, meat
and food licenses. Commissioner Lynch
offered a measure providing for a
spwer in Geiffer street from Mifflin to
Third, and one in a 180-foot section
of Third street, extending north fro<m
Artistic Printing at Star-Independent.
OLD FRIENDS IN NEW ACTS
PLEASE AT THE ORPHEUM
Jimmy Caason and Betty Bond Consti
tute a Clever Team of Performers
—The Pekln Mysteries Provide
Thrills and Spectacnlar Features
Old favorites with, new acts are npt
so bad as entertainers and the vaude
ville patrons who visit tho Orpheum
theatre this week will come away
pleased with what amounts to an "all
star' east from start to finish.
First and foremost are Jimmy Cas
soii and Betty Bond, who have been in
this city before in elaborate produc
tions and specialties. They have an
entirely new line of song and dance
numbers. No "man and girl team"
in vaudeville is more welcome in Har
risbQrg than this pair.
Then comes Henry I.ewis with his
foolishness. The only thing left of his
last year's act is the" drop curtain <ind
!;is prologue. He iias even done away
almost entirely with his little chuckling
laugh. He allowed it to get away with
him but once last night. There is abo
lutely no sense to what he does ajid
it pleases the audience. He is a mo
The spectacular, with a touch of the
amusing, is provided by the Pekin Mys
teries. A master illusionist is the head
of this company of Chinamen, while
the other members of the company do
acrotbr.tics that keep the audience- on
edge until- the act is over. The way
large bowls of water are brought from
nowhere is enough to keep the audience
"The Square! " is a good comedy
skit. Clever lines make a good sketch
find the act is full ol' them. J. C.
Nugent in the title role as a "squarer"
is up to the tricks of the trade. Sever
al other clever • acts complete a very
THE STORM CENTER GOES
TRAVELING OUT TO SEA
Continued From First Fi|f.
not lay on the ground, on account of
To-day was marked by the passing
out of the big storm which caused
great damage to shipping and seaside
resorts and which at first crippled
transportation facilities in the East
and put the trunk lines of the tele
graph companies out of commission.
Meagre communication east and west
out of Harrisburg was established yes
terday but its value was not great us
interruptions occurred from time to
time and all throuyih service
was hindered. News service over the
Associated Press wires was interrupt
ed aguin to-day for a time.
Officials of the telegraph, (telephone,
railroad and trolley companies, wore in
fear yesterday that the snow which be
gan falling in the afternoon in a tem
perature slightly above freezing would
cling to the wires and cause trouble,
but at no time did the snow fall with
speed enough to cause much damage.
Before last midnight snow hampered
the infrequently used suburban trolley
lines but there were no serious delays
and midnight connections were made.
Harrisburg's lowest temperature last
night barely touched the freezing
point, most of the time being slightly
above. On that account the snow did
not lay to any great depth when it fell,
melting into slush. Precipitation for
the e®ti re storm which began Saturday
night is less than three inches here.
The precipitation up-state was not as
heavy as in Harrisburg and only a
slight rise in the Susquehanna river at
this point is in prospect.
WORKING ONJfIBOR BILLS
Representatives of the State Federa
tion Are Meeting at the
Delegates representing the central
labor organizations of the State Fed
eration of Labor met in the House cau
cus room at the Capitol this afternoon
to take up matters pertaining to legis
lation they will present to the next
Legislature. James M. Matirer, of
Reading, a Representative-elect, who
is president of the Federation, pre
Of the fifty organizations belonging
to the Federation, forty-five were* rep
resented, among the delegates being <.
number of prominent labor leaders.
Among the measures to be considered
are a workingmen's compensation bill,
bills relating to mining, a child labor
bill and all legislation relating to labor.
The purpose is to work out this legisla
tion and then inst"uct the officers of
the State Federation as to what their
attitude shall be during the coming
session of the Legislature.
This afternoon John Price Jackson,
Commissioner of Labor and Industry,
addressed the meeting, talking on labor
legislation and the needs of his depart
Francis Bohlen, secretary of the
Workmen's Compensation Commission,
spoke on the work of the Commission as
far as it has progressed.
To-morrow morning Mrs. Florence
Sanville, representing the Consumers'
League, will make an address on the
legislation favo/ed by the League.
Francis Forman, secretary of the Child
Labor League, will make an address on
the proposed child labor law which will
be introduced after preparation by the
A number of State officials have been
invited to 'be present, but Commission
er Jackson will lie the only one to ad
dress the meeting.
Keeps liquids hot all day and
night or cold until the third day.
PATENT BUSTLE SS SHOCK
ABSORBER protects filler against
breakage. This is the most sanitary
bottle made. We carry a complete
Lunch Box 91.30
Food Jar 92.50
Vacuum Bottles, 91.00 to 92.50
Drinking Cups, 91.25 per get.
Forney's Drug Store
420 MARKET STREET
WILSON N. MILLER WILL
BE BURIED TO-MORROW
Funeral Services Will Be Held in Shire
manstown for Widely Known Busi
ness Man Whose Death Occurred
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Sliiremanstown, Pa., De<\ S. —Wil-
son N. Miller, senior member of the
grain firm of J. R. Miller's Sons, of
this place and New Kingston, died ut
his residence here on Sunday night at
the age of 58 years.
Mr. Miller had been troubled for the
last year with diabetes which manifest
ed itself in aggravated form about two
weeks ago, bringing on an attack of
heart trouble which caused his death.
Ho was born October 31, 1856, in
Berks county, but for many years he
had been a resident of Shiremanstown.
Mr. Miller was one of the most
widely known business mdn in Cum
berland county. Since the death of his
father, the late J. R. Miller, he had
been the senior memfber of the grain
firm. He was a man of fine business
qualifications. which won him the
closest friendship of his many asso
Among the lodges of which he was a
member are the following: S. C. Per
kins-Chapter No. 209, F. and A. M.;
Eureka Lodge No. 305. F. and A. M„
of Mechaniesburg, being a thirty-second
degree Mason, belonging to Harrisburg
Consistory; Pilgrim Commandery No.
11, of Harrisburg, Knights Templar and
Zembo Temple of Mystic Shriners. He
was also a member and past chancellor
of Irene Lodge, Knig'hts of Pvtihias, of
Mr. Miller was an officer in St. John's
Evangelical Lutheran church and the
pastor, the Rev. Henry K. Lantz, will
conduct the funeral services, which will
be held to-morrow afternoon at 2
o'clock. Burial will be in St. John's
cemetery, north of Shiremanstown.
Besides his widow, Mr. Miller is sur
vived by one son, Jacob H., and one
brother, J. Morris Miller, who' was as
sociated with him in business. Friends
wishing to view the body can do so
by calling at his late home this eveuing
from 7 to 9 o'clock.
MKS. MARY BOWERS EXI'IRKS
Leaves Many Relatives Who Are Resi
dents of This City
Mrs. Mary Bowers, 72 years old,
1219 North Front street, died this
morning at 4.30 o'clock. She leaves
three daughters, Mrs. T. B. Rockafel
lar, Mrs. Mary Balsley and Miss An
nie, one son, William; four grandchil
dren, two brothers, George and Michael
Marzolf, all of Harrisburg. The fu
neral arrangements will be announced
Samuel E. Rishel
Funeral services for Samuel Elmer
Rishel, who died in Martinville, lnd.,
will be held to-morrow morning at 9
o'clock at the home of his brother,
William Rishel, Wormleysburg. The
Rev. Mr. Renshaw, pastor of the Worm
leysburg United Brethren church, will
officiate. Burial will be made in the
Brick ehurch cemetery, Enola. The
body was brought to his brother's
Karl D. Harling
Karl I). Harling, 19-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Harling, 1837 Ful
ton street, died Sunday night at 12.35
o'clock at the home of his parents. Fu
neral services will be held to-morrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be
private in Prospect Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Ellsworth Bender
The funeral of Mrs. Ellsworth Ben
der, 54 years old, of Lemoyne, who
died Sunday was held this afternoon
at 1 o'clock from the home, the Rev.
A. E. Keen officiating. Burial was
made in the Mechaniesburg cemeterv.
LATE WAR NEWS SUMMARY
Continued From Pint Pan*.
in Berlin that 100,000 Russians were
captured at Lodz.
In the Balkans, Austria's armies
apparently have met with checks in
their operations which recently have
been attended with marked success. A
semi-official statement from Nish as
serts that the Austrians have been
overwhelmed by the Servians in the
recent fighting and have retired in dis
order, losing 1,80(1 men.
The German armies have answered
the challenge of the allies, who recently
assumed the offensive, by undertaking
a sharp counter attack. In Belgium,
along the Yser canal and in the region
of Ypres the Germans have become
more active. To-day's official French
statement says that these attacks were
answered with success.
The announcements from the Paris
and Berlin War Offices are in sharp
conflict as to the outcome of the strug
gle now progressing with renewed force.
The French communication states that
the allies have gained further gTound
in the Argonne. This is denied flatly
at Berlin, where it was said that there
have been no French attacks for some
time past. To the contrary, It is said,
that the Germans continue to gain
ground there slowly. It is also asserted
that a French attack near Nancy was
repulsed and that the Germans have
made an advance north of Arras.
The Berlin War Office says that the
German forces in the east are pursuing
the retreating Russians east and south
of the Polish city of Lodz, capture of
which by the Germans was reported re
cently at Berlin. An official Russian
statement, while not admitting the fall
of Lodz, says that its defense is no
longer a matter of prime importance
and adds that owing to recent develop
ments it will be necessary to form the
Russian forces in that vicinity on new
By Associated Press,
Philadelphia, Dei. B.—Stocks closed
General Asphalt 33
do pfd 67
Lake Superior Crops 13
'Lehigh Navigation 75%
Lehigh Valley 64'/,
Penna. R. R 52%
Philadelphia Electric 22%
'Philadelphia Rapid Transit .... 11
Storage Battery 47
Union Traction 39'/j
United Gas Improvement
Chisago Board of Trade
Chicago, Dec. B.—Close:
Wheat—December, lli>s 4 ; Slav, 121 S B .
Torn—December, 62ty; May. 88^4-
Oats —December, i"%; May", :>]%.
Pork—January, 18.1»; Mav, 18.55.
I<ard—January, 9.77; May", 10.n;.
Ribg —January, 9.70; May, 10.0 T.
VOTE ON PRIZES
Board of Directors Pre
pare List to Be Sub
mitted to the Asso
A BIG MEETING
Five Classes of Awards Planned In*
eluding Twelve Miscellaneous One*
—Comics, Floats, Clubs and Indi
viduals All Come In for Share
Prizes will be offered in five classei
in the New Year's Day parade, accord
ing to the action of the Board of Di
rectors of the Harrisburg Mummers
Association, last evening which will
be submitted to the association at a
meeting Wednesday evening. What
action is taken that evening will be
There will lie cluib prizes, individual
prizes, prizes for comic costumes
floats and twelve miscellaneous prizes
The list prepared last evening by the
Comic—Funniest makeup; most orig
inal makeup; best takeoff on anv
prominent character appearing in the
newspapers; best representation of the
Dark town fire brigade; best represen
tation of the Katzenjammer Kids; b, <t
representation of Mutt and Jeff; bo.I
tieratau character; best tramp; best
comic costume worn by female; best
dude; most grotesque costume.
Where two or more persons part i- i
pale in amy of the aibove entries prize
will be divided.
Hoats—Best historical flort; finest
Hoot with girls; most original float;
best decorated rtoat; finest floatenter
ed by a secret organization; finest
float entered bv a club; finest float en
tered by a fire company; finest tioal
entered by a firm.
Clubs—-Club having largest member
ship in line; (inest costume in lm";
boat drilled club; most unique
ization; largest club with members un
der 16 years of age; club from outside
of city having largest membership iu
line; club from outside of city having
finest costumes; most original elm:
from outside of city; finest representa
tion of Red Men's"Tribe; elmb making
most elaborate presentation.
Individuals-—Best female imperson
ator; most elaborate costume: best im
personator of I'ncle Sam; best imper
sonator of George Washington; best
impersonator of any prominent char
acter in public life, either living or
dead; oldest person in line; youngest
person in line; shortest person in line;
tallest person in line; finest dresse I
person mounted; finest dressed person
unmounted; finest costume worn bv a
female; finest individual Colonial -os
stiune; finest dressed couple; best
blackface impersonator; most expen
Miscellaneous—Best unpaid musical
organization; most unique musical or
ganization; finest costume worn bv
musical organization; best decorate. I
horse; horse waking finest appearance
(not decorated); best, entry ino.inte I
on bicycle, motorcycle, or other similar
vehicle; best decorated automobile;
best decorated bicycle; best de. ora V I
motorcycle; best puslimobile.
PLAN TO RENEW FIGHT Oil
THE 1913JM TAX LAW
Sixty Companies Will Go Into Court
Here Next Thursday in a Second
Effort to Have It Declared Un
A second attempt to have declared
unconstitutional the aet of the Legis
lature of July 1, 1913, under win-a
a tax of two and one-half per cent, is
levied on each ton of coal prepared for
the market, is to be staged formally
in court on Thursday by three score "i
more of the coal companies of the
This action involves the tax charge
able for the last six months of 1913,
immediately following the passage oi
the act. or approximately $2,000,000,
and on the court's decision hinges the
question of whether the coal com
panies will be liable for the tax m
future years or so long as the act is
For a full year the tax amounts to
aibout $4,000,00'0, so that if the act
is held to be constitutional there will,
at the close of the present year, be
due the State from the coail companies
something like $6,000,000. The ques
tions oif fact will be referred to in
testimony to be heard by the court on
Thursday, although the argument on
the legal questions involved will not
be submitted until some future dale
not yet fixed by the judges.
This second action involves in sub
stance practically the same questions
as were contained in an equity pro
ceeding heard by the Dauphin county
court a year or more ago. The court has
not yet rendered a decision in the
equity suit, although attorneys say
that the counsel, representing the com
panies that staged the original action,
"practically have given up their orig
inal case as hopeless."
Of the sixty coal companies affected
by the tax law, thirty per cent, are
represented by the law firm of Olmsted
& Stamm, of this city. This firm will
first present its side of the case, using
as a formality, the Alden Coal Com
pany, as appellant from the tax levy,
and as many other cases will be taken
up as the court decided to hear.
Eight reasons are assigned by the
attorneys in support oif their contention
that the tax law is unconstitutional.
Among them are the following: "The
title of the act is defective; it is a spe
cial and local bill; by taking anthra
cite and not bituminous coal it lacks
uniformity and it is a taxation of in
ADS. BRING RESULTS.