The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, December 09, 1914, Page 8, Image 8

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Plans Now Being Made
by Party for Big
Meetings at Taber
nacle Neaft Week
Company of Eighty Trail Hitters In
cludes Widow With Eight Children
and Young Man Who Confesses He
Is a Hobo
Preparations are uow being made
by the Stough party for special nights
at the tabernacle next week, in the
event of a continuation of the cam
paign beyond the specified time. This
is the last of the six weeks provided
for. Although there has as yet been
no definite statement made from any
quarter, the likelihood is that the tab
ernacle meetings will continue through
out next week, closing the Monday be
fore Christmas. The Altoona cam
paign opens the succeeding Sunday.
"There are three things which call
for a seventh week," said Dr. Stough
from the tabernacle plafform last night.
"The railroad men wntit another night,
the firemen should have a special night,
and there ought to be by all moans a
church and Sunday school night. This
would be the occasion for a monster
demonstration. Church members would
(father at Market square for instance,
and parade with bands, redlights and
torches through several of the princi
pal streets to the tabernacle. Wo will
not have room for any of these special
nights this week. It is not for me or
for any group to decide whether we
shall have a seventh week. God must
move us, and make known to us in
pome special way whether the campaign
is to be continued."
Meanwhile, plans are being made for
railroad night, for either Wednesday or
Thursday of next week. No announce
ments will be fnade definitely concern
ing special nights until the seventh
week ha.s been publicly settled upon.
Stough Gets Socks and Blanket
Novel gifts were given Dr. Stough
last night at the tabernacle by the
visitors. Instead of bouquets ot' flow
ors, which ho usuallv receives, lie got
pairs ot' socks for himself and stockings
for his wife and a blanket, "to keep
the iittle Stoiighs warm." The hosiery
came from tno Moor head Knitting
Company and from the New Idea Ho
siery Company, and the bed covering
lrom the men of New Cumberland.
Socks and stockings were also present
ed to Mr. ami Mrs. F. T. Cartwright,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cartwright and Mr.
and Mrs. Spooner.
I'rior to delivering his sermon Dr.
Stough rjad a letter which lie hyd
received, accusing him of showing par
tiality toward persons of wealth. In
reply, he declared that he would bang
at the rich marti as well as the poor
n hen occasion required.
"I have lost thousands of dollars
ibccause I dared bang away at the
rich," he said. "Don't say that lam
going to keep quiet because I am going
to take up a collection for myself soon.
I want to say right off the reel that
T am not catering to men of money.
If they want to, they can keep their
money in their jeans."
Kindness Theme of Sarmon
The evangelist pleaded in his ser
mon for Christians to exhibit more
everyday kindness to their fellow crea
tures. He made us of a wealth of il
lustrations, with little humor to relieve
the seriousness of his discourse. In
making his final plea for trail-hitters
he told the story of the Dauphin, son
of i.ouis XVI, who. after he had fallen
into the hands of the revolutionists,
was placed in charge of "Old Meg" to
be debauched, an 1 who stamped his
princely foot in defiance of the old hag
and said to her. "1 was born to be a
"Yes. he was born to be a king,
and to sit upon the throne," said the
revivalist. "l.ik.» him, every one of
you has been born to be a king. Why
don't you enter into your heritage?
God says v. e are to sit upon His throne.
You that need to bo born again to en
ter into your heritage come now,, come
Trail-hitters a Mixed Company
The eighty persons who hit the trail
made a mixed company. There were
husbands with their wives, as usual, in
one another's arms and apparently en
joying th»i" experience. One wife tes
tified that she had prayed for this event
three years, and another ten years. Un
married men were present, and a num
lter of young girls from various walks
life. There was a woman who said
sue was a widow and had eight chil
dren, whom Dr. Stough enthusiastically
greeted and called "a real heroine."
There was alsi a young man who con
fessed be hail no home and was a hobo,
having wandered aimlessly into the tab
ernacle with no place else to go. Sev
eral small children went to make up
the company
■ Members of Mt. Vernon Council,
\\>. 3liC, O. of 1. A., arc requested to
"\eet at haJI of Post 58, G. A, R.,
Nlorth Third street, at 7 o'clock sharp,
oii Thursday evening, Dei-ember 10,
a»ll unite with the G. A. If. veterans
yf attending the Htough evangelistic
Itv oriier of Council,
G. \V..Straw, K. S. A. K. Bock, C.
To Fight Foot and Mouth Disease
By Astociatcil Presa.
Washington, Dec. 9.—Special appro
priation of $2,500,00(1 to tight the epi
demic of foot and mouth disease was
proposed in a bill favorably reported
for action to the Striate today bv
the Agriculture Committee.
10 N. Third St. and Penna. Station
Speakers at Federation Conference To
day Declare the Measure Is All
Bight but That There Are Not
Enough Inspectors to Enforce It
The conference of members of the
Central District Federation of
on the subject of legislation to be pre
sented during the coming session, was
continued to-day in the House caucus
room, with James H. Maurer, of Bead
ing, president of the Federation, in the
duair. The session was devoted to the
discussion of the women's labor bfll.
Miss Florence Sanvill, of the Consu
mers' League, Philadelphia, presenting
the subject, said that the present worn
en's labor bill, passed by the last Leg
islature meets all of the requirements,
is a most excellent law, when carried
out, and as it could hardly be imp'roved
upon, no amendments will be asked for.
Robert Tomlinson, of Reading, repre
senting the cigar makers, spoke at
length on the present law and deplored
the fact that it is not being carried out
as it should be. In fact, he said, its ob
servance is weak for the rea-on that
employers, knowing there are not suf
ficient factory inspectors to be on th 1
watch all the time, take advantage of
that and overwork the women and oth
erwise violate the law.
President Maurer also spoke of the
insufficiency of inspectors and said that
having fifty inspectdrs for a big State
like Pennsylvania is a joke.
The conference took no action on
this subject but it is very likely thiat
when the executive committee meets to
night a suggestion for an increased
number of inspectors will be adopted
in order that Commissioner Jackson, of
the Department of Labor and Industry,
may be enabled to keep a closer watch
over evasions of the law and the women
may be better protected, at least as
far as the law contemplates.
This afternoon's session was devoted
to the discussion of bills relating to
workingmen's compensation, child la
bor, woman labor, minimum wage, mine
laws and miscellaneous laws relating to
the welfare of labor.
The executive committee will meet
to-night when it will be delegated to
carry out the conference instructions.
Register Soon Will Decide If Adams
Will Shall Stand
Echoes of the court proceedings at
which relatives contested the right of
Harrison Seiferd, an alleged clairvoy
ant to receive the bulk of the $12,000
loft by the late Martha J. Adams, were
heard this morning whan attorneys in
the case presented argument to Roy C.
Danner. Register of Wills.
Mr. Danner soon will decide whether
he will permit the Adams will to be
probated. Te allow the will to stand
the Register first must decide that the
deceased has testamentary capacity and
that she was not influenced by the
beneficiary. That is the contention of
Seifer i while the relatives who are
beneficiaries, contend that Seiferd, by
his '-(j-called spiritualistic powers in
fluenced the deceased.
No matter what decision the Regis-
I ter files, attorneys in the case say an
! appeal will be taken to the courts.
Case Continued
County Detective -lames T. Walters
; yesterday attended court in Chambers-
I burg, where it was expected George
| Brinlev, 01 this city, whom Walters
arrested, would be placed on trial on
j;v larceny charge. Brinlev is accused
jot' taking S7OO in cash and S2OO in
| notes from his wife's uncle, Alexander
| Price, a Franklin county farmer. The
case was continued because of the non
| appearance of the prosecutor.
j Auditors' Report
The report of the auditors who ex
j amined the accounts of the treasurer
of Wiconisco township was tiled with
j Henry P. Hollar, Prothonotary, this
i morning. The balance in the treasury
'Oll December 1, 1y 1 J?, was $13.41; the
receipts during the year were $3,-
778.43; the expenditures, $3,769.0 V,
leaving a balance of $9.36. The au
ditors were J. J. Zarker, Theodore Gor
| don and Thomas Coles, ,lr.
■ To Sentence Juveniles
Three juveniles arreste, I on criminal
charges will be called before Judge
McOrrell at a.n extraordinary session
of court on Saturday morning. On
Monday District Attorney will call
for sentence a number of defendants,
now in jail, who have eonfe-->l to
criminal charges upon which they had
been committed for trial.
Letters Issued
betters of aid ministration on the
estate of Mary M. Winger, late of
j Harrisbum, were issued this morning
! to Harry E. Winger. On the estate ot
•Joseph Duncan, late of Lykeus, letters
were issued to Walter Duncan.
Marriage Licenses
' harles E. Baker, Waynesboro, and
Anna R. Hall, Chamlbersbairg.
Irvin V. Martin and Harriet M.
Brinser, Harrieiburg.
Have Not Paid Bill
The County Commissioners to-dav
took no action on the bills of Francis
W. Riegel and Fred W. Huston, two of
the I>auphin county auditors. John W.
Cartel, president of the audit board!
to-day said he is too busy to prepare
his bill of charges and may not have
it ready before next week.
Many Local Members Will Attend Cere
mony Held in Lancaster
Many Heptasophs from Harrisburg
and vicinity will go to Lancaster on
| Monday night to attend the initiating
j of forty candidates of the George Ross
I Conclave, Improved Order of Hepta
! sophs, of l<ancaster.
The York degree team will perform
| the ceremony in the Orange street
j Opera House, I>ancaster. The supreme
officials from the supreme body will
j also be present.
Nail Holes in the Wood
Old nail holes in wood may be filled
u.p by mixing sawdust with glue till it
is the consistency of stiff paste. Press
this compound into the holes, and it
| will become as hard as the wood itself.
Paris, Doc. 9, 2.48 P. M. —There wan
artillery fighting from the sea to the
Lys during the ilay of December 8, ac
cording to the French,official announce
ment given out in Paris this afternoon
and all the positions won by the French
during the pasit two days have been
strengthened. The French have made
gaius in the Aisne, ih the Meuse and
in the Argonne- Part of the statement
is devoted to a recital of the situation
in Kussiajand Servia. The text of the
coinmufii. at ion follows:
"During the day of l>ecember 8
there was artillery tiring from the sea
coast to the Lys. In the regiou of Ar
ras and further to t'he south there was
nothing to report. The positions won by
us during "the past two days have been
organized and consolidate).
"In the region of the Aisne artillery
exchanges resulted advantageously for
us. In the Argonne the activity of our
artillery and tight;ng by our infantry
resulted in appreciable gains for us.
■Several German trenches were occupied
and we made progress along the entire
front with the exception of one single
poiut; here the enemy blew up on£ of
our trenches with a mine.
"On the heights of the Meuse our
artillery showed itself distinctly the
master of the artillery of the enemy.
In this region as we.l as in the Argonne
we have made progress along the. entirei
front and occupied several of the Ger
man trenches. The same thing happened
in the forest of Le Pretre.
"In the Vosges we repulsed several
attacks to the northwest oif Sinones. In
the remainder of t'.ie Segment of the
Vosges, the enemy made no endeavor,
during the day of December 8, to deliv
er any serious attack on the position
offered by us la-art week.
"In Russia t'he stubborn attacks of
the Germans against the front from
Ilow to Lowicz and from Strykow to
Lodz, and also along a line running
north and south sixteen kilometres (ten
miles) to the west of Piotrkow, were
repulsed. Nevertheless because of the
exposed position of Lodz at the head of
a wedge, the Russians have found it
advisable to evacuate this citv. *
"In Galicia the Austrians, Who ap
pear to have received German rein
forcements, have resumed the- offen
sive in the region of Neu Sandee to the
southwest of Cracow, against the Rus
sian left wing.
"The Servian armies are making
progress in the upper valleys of the
Western Morava and on the left bank
of the river Ljid. They have taken
possession of the heights of Meljen,
capturing numerous prisoners and also
taking caimon from file enemy. In the
region of Kosm&j the' Servians are in
contact with the Austrian troops."
Continued From First Pace.
victory would come to Germany because
"our nerves are stronger than those of
our enemy."
The Russian war office states that a
serious defeat has been inflicted on the
Germans in one of the three war areas
in the east. It is announced that in the
region of Cracow, Galicia, the Germans
were put to rout, their right wing be
ing turned and that they are still beiaj
pursued. German losses are described as
enormous. It has been suggested in Lon
don that the Russians would coment
themselves with remaining on the de
fensive in Poland, following recent
German successes there and that, send
ing reinforcements into Galicia, they
would attempt to invade Germany from
the south, across the Silesian border.
Although Russia has not yet admit
ted the fall of Lodz the official an
nouncement contains the suggestion
that the fighting in thai vicinity has
been less in her favor than is said to
be the case in Galicia. It is stated that
in the battle near Piotrokow, a Polish
city, a."> miles southeast of Lodz, there
"were only partial successes." To the
north engagements are in progress to
the east of the border of East Prussia.
A previous official statement from Ber
lin spoke of the presence of Russians
on German territory about .1.) miles
west of the frontier.
According to current reports in
Rome, Germany does not look to Italy
as a possible ally and is bending all
her efforts to keep that nation out of
the war. It is said that Prince Von
Buelow, the former German c ouncillor,
now serving as Ambassador to Rome!
has been authorized to arrange the ces
sion by Austria to Italy of the province
of Trent. This province, formerly Ital
ian territory and populated largely by
Italians, has been in possession of Au
stria for a century.
Attacks by the allies and counter at
tacks by the Germans in the west ap
parently have not thus far made essen
tial changes in th e positions of the op
posing armies. The Germans have re
sumed the offensive in Belgium with
force. In the Argonne also hard fight
ing is in progress.
Home, Dec. 8, 7.05 P. M.-»—" Prince
Von Beulow. the new German Ambassa
dor to Italy," says the "Idea Nazion
ale, " "comes to Home, authorized to ne
gotiate the cession of the province of
Trent to Italy in exchange for tbe
niaintenanci of neutrality by Italy. It
is asserted that Austria, on Germany's
invitation, will proclaim the independ
ence of Trent because a majority of
the population is Italian and after this
is done that Italy will occupy Trent.
"Austria will make a protest for
the sake of appearances, but Germany
will recognize the annexation of the
province of Trent te Italy. Home per
sons even assert that Trieste will be
proclaimed a free town under an Aus
trian protectorate."
President Poincare Back in Paris
Paris, Dec. 9, 3.50 P.'M.—President
Poincare ami Premier Viviani arrived
in Paris to-dav from Bordeaux. For
eign Minister Delcasse ami members of
the diplomatic corps were to follow
them later in the day.
The Only Reason
"Arc you hurt!" inquired the kind
ly old man.
"No; I'm just groaning to let you
know I'm alive," whispered the driver
from underneath the overturned truck.
—Buffalo Express.
New York, Dec. 9. —The Grand Cross
j of the Legion of Honor is on its way
across the sea from the President of
[ France to 'Myron T. Herrick, in*fecog
! uition of Mr. Herrick's services to the
j French people while American Ambas
sador to France. 'Mr, Herrick was dec
orated yesterday with a red ribbon, em
blematic of the cross, by the captain of
the steamship Rochambeau, acting on
wireless orders from the French Ambas
sador at Washington, who said he was
actiug under instructions of President
I Poincare. The decoration was pinned
upon Mr. Herrick's coat as soon as the
steamer reached t'he three-mile sea lim
it of American sovereignty.
The Grand Cross of the Legion of
Honor is the highest honor which the
French government can bestow. There
are, including MT. Herrick, only forty
five living persons throughout the world
who liave been thus decorated.
A spectacular welcome was given the
retiring Ambassador and his wife when
the vessel docked. The passengers,
nearly all natives of Prance, .lined the
rail and cheered as Mr. and Mrs. Her
rick walked down the gang plank and
the cheering was taken up by hundreds
of persons who had gone to_ the pier
to greet him on behalf of "the city,
State, nation and the of Ohio.
Mr. Herrick declined to talk for publi
cation upon his experiences in France
or to discuss the political situation in
this citv.
Mr. Herrick appeared to be annoyed
when he heard that he had been men
tioned for the ,1916 Republican Presi
dential nomination.
"I do not want to talk politics," foe
said. "I don't want to talk about such
foolishness. If any credit is due me
for the small part I have played I do
not want to capitalize it. I did not
come home to talk about myse'lf.
'•I am very tired and very 'broke.'
1 have just learned thai the Ohio so
ciety lias engaged rooms for me at a
hotel for wliich I will not have to pay.
This is the best news I have heard in
along time.
"I want to make particular mention
of the American Clearing House So
ciety, which has been organized in
Paris with a view to minimizing the
waste of Charity. Mrs. Derrick said that
she did not. believe that any of the
stories concerning alleged German
atrocities were true.
*'l do not know of one case whero
sufficient or convicing proof lias been
offered concerning these so-called
atrocities," she said. WTien the war
is over I am sure that all such stories
will be found groundless."
County Detective Warns Women That
Man Offering "Bargains" Is Try
ing to Get s:t(> for $5 Goods
"There is a 'num'bug' working in
town who, we believe, can best be
stopped through publicity. Hi has a
flim-flam game and will walk out of the
city wit')i a roll of moyey unless the
people ge-t wise."
County Detective James T. Walters
gave out the atoove warning from the
ofHce of the District Attorney this
morning, stating that a "smooth
tongue,l individual" is trying to fleece
Harrislinrg women into buying $5 sets
of furs for "only $25 or $30."
'"Don's buy his trash," warningly
remarked the detective. "The man is
a t'akii""aud his story of 'hard times
and his firm's downfall' js a farce."
Mr. Walters said the visitor is rep
resenting tiie fiirs he is offering for
$25 and S3J) to be worth double the
selling price; that the price has been
cut because iiis firm lias suffered from
the war and he wants to get rid of the
The detective added that the furs
are not worth more than $5 or $6, that
t'hev can be duplicated in the city for
$5 and that the man's scheme is one
intended to be a "quick-money-maker"
for himself.
Commissioners Consider Day's Work
Eight Hours Instead of Six
The County Commissioners this aft
ernoon decided that the work of the
County Auditors should be measured
at the rate of eight hours a day, in
stead of six hours, the basis used by
Auditors Keigl,e and Houston in sub
mitting their bills.
The difference in the construction
of how many hours constitute a day's
work causes a variance of 38 days in
all. or $125 in cash. Payment will be
made on the eight-hour basis. The Au
ditors have not announced whether they
will make an appeal.
The Mi Idletown and Swatara Wa
ter Company was given permission by
the Commissioners to extend their pipe
across the new bridge over Swatara
creek, at a rental of $25 a year.
Wealthy Contractor Shot by His Wife
In Bed Room Pistol Duel
Pottsviile, Dee. 9. —Nicholas Demi
dio, a wealthy contractor of Miners
ville, was shot four times by his wife
in their bed room last niudit and in
stantly billed.
She says he can* home drunk after
having been drinking and shot alt her
three times as she lay in bed. She
•eized a pistol she had taken from him
Mondi.y when he threatened to shoot
her an.l fired four shots. All took ef
fect, any one of three of them being
of a fatal character. Both ere ai'oout 50
years of age.
Orders British Colliers From Panama
Panama, Dec. 9.—Colonel Goethals
this morning issued instructions for the
immediate departure from Panama of
the British colliers Kirnwood and Rod
dam. This step was taken in order to
avoid any question of the good faith of
the United States respecting the ob
servance of neutrality in the waters of
the Canal Zone.
Frank Resentenced to Death
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 9. —Leo M. Frank
was sentenced to-day in Fulton county
I Superior Court to be hanged on Friday.
! January 22, for the murder here in
I April, 1913, of Mary Phagan, a 14-
I j ear-old factory girl.
Commissioner of Labor and Industry
Tells State Convention Value of Co
operation Between Company Offi
cials, Employes and Patrons
The value of co-operation in street
railway companies between investors,
employes, patrons and the povernmont
was discussed at the session of the
Pennsylvania Street Railways Associa
tion held t/bis morning at the Board of
Trade hall by John Price .Jackson, Com
missioner of Labor and Industry of
Pennsylvania. He dwelt also on the
value of publicity, and urged that tlfere
be mutual confidence not only between
street railway companies ami the public,
but also between the employers and em
ployes of the conrjianies.
A discussion as to whether or not
street car companies should make their
financial affairs known to the public oc
cupied part of to-day's session of the
Pennsylvania Street Railway Associ a
tiou in convention here for two days at
the Board of Tra'de twilding. It was
held by one debater that expenses of
construction work and of operating
lines not to be made known to t'he gen
eral puiblic, since the public, he de
clared, has not been educated sufficient
ly to understand the running of a
street railway company.
One speaker held that newspapers
should not be entrusted with items re
garding t'he companies anyway, since,
he charged, newspaper men do not un
derstand the business and are not ac
curate in their statements.
This objection was overcome by the
chairman, C. L. Tingley, who spoke in
telligently on the amount of benefit
that newi?;aper publicity may do street
railway companies. He told from ex
iperience of good which has been done
by tlhe press, in the interests of certain
companies, by stories on
"Where the Nickel Goes,' and bv aid
ing in campaigns to instruct the puiblic
in means of safety. He said that the
trouble is tiuit street railway men do
not know how to put their interests be
fore the people, through the papers.
Officers O'f the association elected
at this morning's session were: Presi
dent, C. L. 8. Tingley, the vice presi
dent of the American Railway Com
pany, Philadelphia; vice president,
Thomas A. Wright, t'he president of the
Wilkes-Barre Street Railway Company;
secretary-treasurer, Henry M. Stine, of
this city, and members of executive
committee in addition to the [ resident
and vice presitknt, P. X. Tones, the
general manager of the Pittsburgh
Railway Company; Gordan Campbell,
the president of the York Railway Com
pany; Thomas Cooper, of the Westing
house Electrical Company, and T. B.
Donnelly, the claim agent of the West
' Pen u Traction Comipaliy.
The convention ended its two days'
session at noon.
To-night Will Be White Wyandotte
Night at the Poultry
When tille poultry show in the Chest
nut street auditorium opened this
morning at 10 o'clock, judges began
their work. Thev have a difficult job,
for the exhibits numbering more than
700 contain a thousand birds. Many
entries were made yesterday.
In addition to the eleven silver cups !
offered by the Central Pennsylvania 1
Poultry Association, which association I
is running the, the National
White Wyandotte Association has of- j
fered S3OO. This brings the amount of j
the cash prizes offered up to SSSO.
To-night will be white Wyandotte i
night and the association will hold it# |
annuaJ meeting. The wyandotte ex- i
ihi'bit is one of t'he features of the :
show. The result of the judging will j
not be known until later in the week.
Many cihicken fanciers saw the show
yesterday, but attendance is expected
to pick up as the week progresses. The
show wil'l toe open every day this week
including Saturday.
Mother Witnesses Tragedy in Front
Yard of Her Home
liy Associated Press,
St. Ijouis, Dec. 9. — Nannie Stricklin,
8 years old, was shot and killed in the
front yard of her home here to-day by
Robert Bailey, a deacon at a mission,
who said he "had been trying to re
form the girl. " Bailey shot himself and j
was taken to a hospital in a dving con- ;
Mrs. Clara Stricklin, mother of the
child, said that Bailey for more than a
year hail annoyed her in efforts to
adopt the child, saying he wanted to
marrv her when she was grown.
Naunie ha.l stayed in doors for sev
eral days in fear of Bailey, who on
Sunday was driven out of the house by
Mrs. Stricklin. When the child left
the house to-day Bailey, who roomed
nearby, spoke to her and a moment la
ter the mother saw Bailey raise a re
volver and fire.
Bays Rumor That He Is to Go to
New York Is Untrue
Bi) Associated Press,
Philadelphia, Dec. 9.—"1 won't
leave Philadelphia," said Connie Mack
of the Philadelphia Athletics to-day
when his attention wascaJled to a re
port that he might manage the New-
York American League baseball team
next season.
"I am well satisfied here." he add
ed, "and I am laying p-lans for the
1915 season. I may have to build up
a new team, but I have done that be
fore. It may be a little harder work
than the last team I built up but 1
will 'have a team that will be in the
1915 race all the time."
Injured in JtO-Foot Fall
Carmine Gnardane, 19 years old, a :
laborer for the Hershev Chocolate i
Company, fell thirty feet from a roof
he was working on this morning, frac
turing his right arm and right leg a.nd
sustaining body bruises. He was ad
mitted to the Harristourg hospital for
Forty Dead in Peru Earthquake
Lima, Peru, Dec. 9.—An earth
quake yesterday did considerable dam
age to the interior towns of Ijampa,
Colta and Pausa. I'p to the present
time forty bodies have been recovered
from the ruins of wrecked houses.
Continued From Plrat Paso.
morning, that number representing the
Dauphin eouutians who were liable for
jury duty during 1914 but who had
not been picked at the' regular jury
Among the persons whose names were
in the wheel but who were not called
for jury duty, was Harry A. Bo.ver,
president of the Harrisiburg School
'Board and Dauphin County Inspector
of Weigfots and (Measures.
Drawing juroTS literally is a lottery.
The 900 names are obtained by the
Jury Commissioners —some of them
through tlie district political committee
men—and they are inserted in the
wheel near the 'beginning of each year.
The law fixes fhe number of jurors
who may serve at a particular term of
court. For instance sixty are drawn for
common pleas, ninety-six POT fhe general
session, twenty-four for grand and sev
enty-two for petit jurors. In selecting
sessions jurors the first twenty-four
names drawn from the wheel become
grand jurors and the next seventy-two
are petit jurors.
The abandoned wheel will for a weeik
or two be exhibited in one of the dis
play window of a'Market street depart
ment store, after which it will be given
over to the Daufhin County Historical
Society. Records of the county do not
show when the old wheel was pur
chased, although t)hey do rfhow that it
has (been in use at least since 1834.
Foot and Mouth Disease
The State L/ive Stock Sanitary
Board is keeping c-arefml watich on the
developments in the spread of the foot
and mouth disease in this State, but
reports axe that the epidemic has not
appeared in any new cases. Where the
disease prevails, however, it is report
ed as spreading from farm to farm in
a few caaes, but not to an alarming
extent. So thoroughly has the work
of the board lx*en accomplished, that
it is intended at the next board meet
ing to remove the quarantine restric
tions from several more counties.
School Money All Paid
The money for the public schools
for 1914 has all been paid by the
State treasury on warrants from the
Department of Public Instruction, with
the exception of about thirty districts
that have not yet sent in their reports
as required by law. Thus far $6,585,-
720.80 has been paid out. Dauphin
county districts have all received their
money except Reed and Susquehanna
Typhoid Epidemic
TJie Stat. 1 Health Department has
been notified of an epidemic of typhoid
in Kittanning, and seventy-five cases
are said to be on the list, increasing
at the rate of eight a day. A represen
tative of the department is now en
gaged in an investigation, and the city
has been placarded but not quarantin
More Protests
A forma l protest against the in
creased passenger fares was filed with
the Public Service Commission this
morning by fhe Wayne Public Safety
Association. Informal protests were
filed by the Frankford Business Men's
aud Taxpayers' Association, of Frank
foru; William Barnett, Jr., Mt. Alver
no, Delaware county; Dr. A. 11. Cleve
land. 256 South Fifteenth street, Phila
delphia, and Andrew Brown, Pittston,
li l a. 1
Mrs. Lottie M. Hanmer
Mrs. IJO t tie M. Ilanmer, 31 years old,
the wife of E. L. Hanmer, Second and
Chestnut streets, Worinlevsburg, died
last night at 11.15 o'clock after suffer
ing but a short time from acute indi
gestion. Besides her husband, she
leaves one son, William; two daugh
trs, Ruth and Dorothy; seven sisters
and one brother.
Funeral services will be held Friday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at her late resi
dence, the Rev. Mr. Geotz, pastor of the
Clfurdh of God. Steelton, officiating.
Burial will be in East Harrisburg ceme
Mrs. Alice Dawson
The funeral services of Mrs. Alice
Lawson, 45 years old, wife of John
Lawson, who died Monday at her home,
1414 Fourth street, were held this aft
ernoon at 2 oclfeck, the Rev. C. J. Car
penter officiating. Burial was in Lin
coln cemetery.
Captain and Lieutenant of Police Don
Garments To-day
The uniform overcoats for the cap
tain and lieutenant of police have ar
rived in the city and those officials
donned them for the first time to-day.
The coatß are kn"e length, of a color
similar to the ones worn by officers in
the United States navy.
The coats have belts in the back
and are clasped in the front with braid.
The insignia of the rank is shown on
the coat sleeve, loops of 'braid being
attached, like service coats in the army.
Two loops signify the rank of captain
and one the rank of lieutenant.
Uniforms for Sanitary Officers
December 15 has been determined on
as the day when the sanitary officers
attached to tht city health bureau will
appear in their new uniforms. They
will wear single-t>reast<M coats of uni
form blue, with a single row of brass
buttons down the front, and caps with
a visor. The uniform resembles that of
the motorcycle policemen somewhat.
The sanitary officers are David H. El
linger and William E. Orr.
Gets Drunk to Celebrate Getting Sober
Joe Welsh, an old soldier, who was
allowed to sleep off a "drunk" at po
lice headquarters yesterday afternoon
because he was or. his way to a soldiers'
home in Ohio, celebrated his recovery
from that period of intoxication by
getting a brand new one on again last
night. The police picked him up, but
this time he was sent to jail to await
a hearing. He hail $66 in his poekef.
To Prevent Speculation In Wheat
By Associated Press.
Rome, Dee. 8, 8.15 P. M. — A syndi
cate has been formed witfh a capital of
$10,000,000 to purchase wheat which
will be sold again, especially in the
small towns and villages, in order to
prevent spe-ulators raising prices. The
syndicate is supported by the govern
Artistic Printing at Star-Independent.
Buffalo Express Dash-ii
es Into the Side of a;
Coal Engine at Roy- >
ersford To-day .
Engineer of the Express Dies in the
Phoenixville Hospital, While En
gineer On Coal Engine Expires Soon
After Being Taken From Wreck
By A nunc ml nil Press,
Reading, Dec. 9.—A serious wreck
occurred on the Reading railway at
Koyersford at 5.40 a. m. to-day, when
the Buffalo Express, leaving here at.
4.55 a. m. for Philadelphia, dashed
into the side of a coal engine 1599,
resulting in the death of two men and
severe injuries to others and blocking
of all tracks.
Joseph Springer, of Tamaqua, en-'
gineer of the Buffalo Express, was
badly Injured about the body ami
scalded. He died at the Phoenixville
hospital at 9.10 a. m.
C. U. Fisher, engineer of engine
1599, residing in this city, expired'
shortly after he was removed from the
wreck. He had been in the employ ot'
the company seven years and n.n en
engineer the past three years.
John W. Stabler, fireman of the ex*
press train, was badly injured but wiil
recover. He resides at Tamaqua. He is
at the Phoenixville hospital. i
Paul Lejbey, Pottsville, fireman of
engine 1599, had one of his legs >o
badly crushed that it had to be ampu
tated. He was taken to the Phoenix
ville hospdal. ,
It appears that some one turned the
switch and signal and led Engineer
Fisher to start his train from the (on
to the high speed track. The fireman,
who turned the switch evidently for-'
getting that the express had not yet!
passed. There was but a brief interval
when the express came thundering
along and dashed into the side of the
big coal locomotive. Both engines were
The express due in Reading from
Philadelphia at 10 a. m. was run via
•the Pennsylvania.
Board of Directors Decides Not to Cut
Melon In January
By Associated Press.
New York, Dec. 9.—The board of
directors of the New York Central and
Hudson River railroad have decided
that the dividend on the stock of that
road, usually payable in January, will
not be declared at this time, according
to an. announcement made to-day by
A. H. Smith, president of the road.
An official statement gives as a res
son for postponing dividend action the
approaching consolidation of the New
York Central with the Lake .Shore and
Mlielii'gan Southern railway and va
rious other subsidiary roads of the so
called Vanderbilt system.
The directors of the New York Cen
tral and the Lake Hhore have express
i ed the opinion that payment of divi
dends after the consolidation has been
effected is a matter to be dealt wit!*
[ by the board of the consolidated com
j panies and not by the board's of the
| constituent companies. The consolida
tion is expected to become affective
j alb out January 1.
Attorney for Defense Argues Case in
U. S. ©istrict Court
Hii Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Dec. 9.—•Self-preser
vation was the principle upon which
the alleged motion picture trust en
tered into uniform agreements in 1908,
according to the defence offered in the
j United States district court to-day by
j Charles S. Kingsley, attorney for the
j Motion Picture Patents Company, to
! the suit of the government, for a dis
i solution. The object or thought of a
j monopoly or restraint of trade in mov -
ing pictures was "preeminently ab
| sent," he said.
Counsel added that out of the chaos'
! of the bitter war in 1908 between the
j Ellison interests and the Biograph and
Kleine interests, the Motion Picture
Patents Company was forced and as a
consequence the perfection of animated
pictures has been incalculably aided.
Philadelphia, Dec. 9.—Stocks closed,
Cambria Steel 4 0
Gen Asphalt 3,3
do pfd lit!
Lake Superior 12
Lehigh Nav 7o Vi
Ltlhigh Valley .. * 85
P. R . R 52%
Fhila Electric 2 3
Phi la Company pfd 53 i
Phila Rapid Transit ......... 11
Storage Battery 47 Vy
I'nion Traction 29'...
I United Gas X 2 :;
Chicago Board of Trade
i New York, Dec. 9. —F'ollowlna lire ili«
1 o'clock stork prices as issued hy the
Stock Kxchanßc committee, last sale: t
Amalgamated Copper, 10 V
American fleet Sugar -!■
American Can 24-V
American Cotton Oil :t4 !.
American Smelting 52y
American Tel. and Tel 11l
Atchison HI
Ketlileliem Steel H 'i
Brooklyn Transit S7 •
Canadian Pacific'S
Central leather .I.i 7 S
St. Paul s.'i
Missouri '"acid <u> "
New York Central SI
Northern Paciiic V its
Pennsylvania, lilo',j
Heading 140
t'nlon Pacific ] I i
New Haven r>l :l i
Texas Oil, 1 311
New York Bond Prices
Chicago, Dec. !*.—Close:
Wheat —December. Ilfi'ii: Ma>. l-i' :l «.
Corn December, i>2 I Si: Ma v. HSi s .
Oats—December. t7: May.
Pork—January, 18.12; May. 1K.."i2.
Lard—January, !i.77: Ma>. :iT.
Kibs—January, U. 77; May, 10.07.