The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, December 10, 1914, Image 1

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Detailed Report. I'll* •
VQL 77 —XO. 6.
LOST 2,000
British Naval Victory
in South Atlantic Is
Chief Topic of Dis
cussion in London
In All Naval Engagements of Present
War Thus Far There Is a Great
Disparity Between Losses of Vic
tor and Vanquished
Lcwdon. Dec. 10.—The British r.avy
has square*! the aooount with Admiral
Count von !>pee. In the most important
cava! eng»gemen t in point of guus
and yet fought in the war.
Vice Admiral Sir Frederick C. D. Stur
dee's cruiser squadron yesterday en
gaged near the Falkland Islands the
German squadron of Admiral von Spee,
sank his flagship, the armored cruieer,
Scbarnhorsi, of 11,800 tons; a sister
ship, the Gneisenau, and the light
cruiser Leipzig, of 3,250 tons.
The light cruisers Xurnberg and
Dresde® escaped and are being pur
sued by the victorious Brinish fleet.
Two colliers attached to the Geirman
fleet were capture*!.
Admiralty's Offlcial Statement
The official statement of the ad
miralty. published by the press bureau
last nigiu says some survivors of tae
t?n«senaa and Lerpiig were rwouod.
No men ton is made of any survivors
of the flagship Sehamhorst. and it is
believed Admiral von Sj«e went down
witii his ship. The compiacements oi
tae Scharnhorst and the
were 765 men each, that of the N'urn
was 323 and of tae Leijvug iS6.
Thrs more ti>aa I.SOO officers and men
were aboard the three ships sunk, and
it is believed the total German loss
was not far from 2.000.
The British casualties are unofficial-
IT reported as three in killed and
Discussing Victory in London
London. Dee. 10, 12.37 P. M. The
B-iiish naval victory in the South At
lantic is being dis-ussed in England to
day almost to th* exclusion of all other
phases of the war news. The last word
regarding the naval engagement was
that the British squadron, after sinking
the German cruisers Scharnhort, Gnei
iwcau and Leipzig, with the loss of near
ly 3.000 men. was pursuing the fleeing
Dresden and Nu-nberg. the other two
vessels present when the action opened.
The British public is awaiting anxious
ly for news of the outcome of this
Naval observers, commenting on the
action off the Falkland Islands, makes
now of the fact that in all naval en
gagements in the present war there is
groat disparity between the losses of
the victors and vanquished. In the
case of the British cruisers Monmouth
and Good Hope, sent to the bottom by
s German squadron off the coast of
Chile early in November, the Germans
were practically unscathed and the
same is true of the British in their
victorious engagement in the South At
Defeat Means Annihilation
In other words, defeat at sea means
virtually annihilation and the loss of
all crews with the exception of such
men as the victors may be able to save.
This is attributed to a great extent to
the fact that naval engagements have
oeen between ships of unequal arma
ment. The German guns outranged the
British off the eoast of Chile and the
role was reversed off the Falkland Is
lands. Nevertheless, it is argued thai
even with ships uf similar armament
the disproportion of losses between the
victor and the vanquished would be
greater by far thar anything possible
in land warfare.
Monte w do. Uruguay, Dw. 10. —
Wireiess reports received here indicate
that the German cruisers Dresden and
XurabeTg. survivor? in the engagement
with sc Engiah fleet December 8, in
which the Scbarahoret. the Gneisenvi
and th&Jteipzig were sunk, closely pur
sued byfj British warships are fleetng
in the £re>'tion of Port Santa Cruz,
on the Argentine coast, north of the
Atiarnic entrance to the Straite nt
M&gellaa and west of the Falkland Is
It is reported here also that the
German auxiliary cruiser Prinze Bitel
is cruising in the South Atlantic an t
that she has oo board 1,500 German
Santiago. Chile, Dee. 10.—Reports
received here of th* sinking of the
German cruisers Scharnhorst. Gneisenau
and Leipzig by British warships off the
Falkland Islands say that the N'ernberg
and Dresden, the two other German
cruisers in the battle, were badly dam
®l)e Star- Inkpetiktil
The German 11a* that stretch as
across Franc* for more than 3)00 miles
is said ty the French war office to be
giving way before the attacks of the
allies. The offlcial statement from Ber
lin to-day gives few details of the
fighting in Franca, although asserting
that the allies in one instance were re
pulsed with heavy losses.
The French announcement says that
the allies have prosecuted the offensive
successfully at points scattered much
of. the way across the country. Specific
mention is made of the capture of
trenches, of victories in artillery duels
and of advances of 900 to QOO yards.
These onslaughts have led to spirited
counter attacks by the Germans, who
yesterday are said to have made no less
than six of these attempts in the Ar
The German statement is confined so
far as the fighting in the west is con
cerned. to a reference to the conflict
in the Argoune where it is stated an
attack of the French was repulsed.
The German military authorities say
that in the east the advance along the
Vistula river is being continued and
that a small Polish town has been cap
tured. As to the campaign in the South
ern Poland where, according to unof
ficial advices from Berlin, the Russian
wings have been thrown back, the war
office statement merely says that at
tacks of the enemy were repulsed. To
the north, in east Prussia, the fighting
has diminished in intensity, apparent
ly pending the outcome of the battle
west of Warsaw. In this region, says
the German war office, only artillery
encounters are taking place.
The naval battle in the South At
lantic and the illness of the Emperor
William diverting attention to-day
from the great struggles now in pro
gress in Belgium, France and Poland.
The fate of the small German cruisers
Dresden and Nurmbnrg. which at last
accounts were being pursued by British
warships had not been disclosed.
The British admiralty preserved its
silence as to the makeup of the squad
ron which sent to the bottom the for
midable German cruisers Scharnhorst
C*atiaa*4 n Math Pas*.
Bflf-.rti. Pec. 10. by Wireless to Lon
don. 5 P. M. —To-day 's official com
mjiiioatiun ieaued by the German &ravy
headqiartefe staff u«tvu that a
FreiK-ii attack resumed in the force t of
Argoune was mpulsed the allied forces
k*ing heavily. Tbe text oi the state
meet reads:
'* In the district of Souvain the
French yesterday eonfined themselves
to heavy artillery firing, A renewed
French attack on Bocro and Coureul
lies did not moke any progress. The at
tack broke down under the fire of our
artiiiery, the enemy suffering heavv
"Yesterday three of the enemv's
aviators dropped »bout ten bombs on
a town situated outside the range of
operations the town of Freiburg v ß a
den». No damage was done. The inci
dent merely shows acain that an open
town not situated within the range ol
operations has been attacked 'with
bombs by the entwiy.
"To the east of the Masurian lakes
Eas* Prussia> oaiy artiUerv encount
ers are taking place. In Northern Po
iand our columns achrancing on the
i*ank of the \\ ekiisei i Vistula
took Prsisnysz by storm. Six hundred
ic.xioefs and some machine guns were
captured. The attack along the river
Weichsel is being ooctinue-l In Soiita
em Poland the Russian attacks were
Say Allies Are in Dixmude
London. Dee. 10, 4.59 A. M. Un
confirmed reports which have reached
Amsterdam, according to the corre
spondent of the "Morning Post.'' state
that Dixmude has been occupied by the
London. Dec. 10, 3.35 A. M. The
British public is manifesting fullv as
keen an interest in the reports of the
German Emperor's illness as in the
news of the naval victory. From dis
patches received here during the night
it appears that Emperor William was
seized with an attack of influenza
while on a secret visit to Emperor Fran
cis Joseph. The most reliable sources
of information by way of Holland and
Copenhagen indicate that h« now is
making progress toward recovery.
It is noted that the Emperor's quiet
and unheralded arrival at Berlin last
Thursday night as a sick man threat
ened with nervous breakdown was his
first visit to the capital sinc e the be
ginning of the war. The German news
papers of Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
which have just arrived here, make no
mention of his name beyond the brief
announcement that the Emperor had re
turned to Berlin. This apparentlv in
dicates that the new s of hij illness" was
suppressed until danger was past.
To Give Luncheon for Mrs. Tener
One of the farewell functions lo be
given for Mrs. John K. Tener, wife of
the Governor, daring the last few weeks
of her residence in this city, will be
next Thursday afternoon, when Miss
Caroline Pearson and Miss Marr H.
Pearson will entertain at a luncheon in
her honor at their residence. 503 North
Front street.
Entire Force of De
stroyed Structures
Put to Work Remov
ing Debris
AT $7,000,000
Eleven Out of Eighteen Buildings
Licked Up by names—One Man Is
Known to Hare Perished in Big
3> .4««xv»cft'ri
West Orange N. J., Dec. 10.—When
the tire which swept the ten acre manu
facturing plain of the Thomas A. Edi
son companies here was extinguished to
day a hurried inventory of the dam
age revealed that eleven of the eight
een buildings had been destroyed, oth
ers had been damaged >nd that the loss
would approximate $7,000,000. Seven
thousand men are employed at the plant
and half of these, it is estimated, will
be out of work temporarily.
The entire force of employes was put
to, work to-day at remov lug the debris.
I'nder the active supervision of Thomas
A. Kdiaou they begun tearing down the
concrete wall? which had to be removed
while the embers were cooling. Im
mediate steps to rebuild have been ta
One Man Perished in Flames
At least one man perished in the
flames. This became known to-day
with the finding of a charred body in
the ruins of the him house, where the
explosion occurred which started the
bla/e. Two other men, both workmen,
were reported missing.
The dames were beaten back from
the laboratory and workshop of Mr.
Edison, where were stored innumerable
records and materials gathered from
ever. corner of the world, the result of
more thau 3v years of the inventor's
efforts. At the height of the fire a
force of men removed the most valuable
records to Mr. Edison '* home, not far
a war.
Xew-vk, N. J„ IX*. 10.— -Thomas A.
Edison last irigfct watched the destina
tion by fire of tie greater part of hi»
immense manufacturing plant on Val
ley road. West Orange, which bears his
Coßtiaafd on Matk Pace.
Said That George Bell. Jr., Will Suc
ceed to Command of Fifth Bri
gade at Galveston
By isanoled Press.
Texas City, Tex., Deo. 10.—-Word
ing to telegraphic advices at the head
quarters of the Second division, U. S.
army, from Washington to-day, General
Frederick Funston has been relieved of
the command of the Fifth Brigade at
Galveston and the belief is that he will
not return to Texas.
His successor i n command, it is said,
will be Brigadier General George Bell,
Jr.. who is now at Vancouver barracks,
ash. The Fifth Brigade formed the
troops recently returned from Merico
and now is in camp at Galveston. Col
onel f.'fcarles M. O'Connor, recently in
command of the Sixth cavalry here,
was assigned to command the Second
cavalry brigade on duty along the Mex
ieo border in Arizona with headquar
ters at Douglas.
In addition to the above a do:*en
of toe best known officers here have re
■eiveu orders consigning them to regi
ments on duty at Panama, Hawaii.
Mamta and China early in the new
Will Demand Trial by Jury for Evan
gelist on Slander Charges
Harieton, Dee. 10. —No defense will
be made by the attorneys of Henry W.
Stough, the evangelist sued for slander
damages totaling $200,000 by .Max
Friedlander, H. W. Jacobs, William
Cuilen and John Fierro, who were
scored by Stough daring the campaign
in Hazleton last spring.
Attorneys Walsh, of Pittston. and
Harris Hamlin and William Goeckel, of
Wilkes-Barre, will arbitrate the case
December 21 . Stougfa s lawyers declare
they will avail themselves of ti>e con
stitutional right to jury trial and will
appeal from the deeision of the arbitra
tors to court.
May Address Anti-Saloon Convention
From Tabernacle Platform
Dr. Henry \V. Stoujh is scheduled
to address ike State convention of the
Anti-Saloon League in this city on
Monday, February 1. There will be
meetings at 10.30, 2 and g o'clock,
an.i five thousand delegates are expect
ed to be present. *
It is expected that Dr. Stougb. who
will then be conducting an evangelistic
campaign in AKoona, will address the
gathering from the platform he is now
using in his local campaign, for efforts
are to be made, it is said, to secure
the use of the Stough tabernacle for
convention session*.
Warden Francies. Here To-day, Says In
stitution That Will Put an End to
Hangings in This State, Is Equipped
for Execution of Murderers
The death house and electric chair
are ready for their grim work in the
uew State Penitentiary uear State Col
lege, according to a statement inade
here to-day by John Francies, warden
of th t > Western Peuitentiarv. who is to
have charge of the new institution
which is to put an eud to hangings iu
this State.
The buildiug is completed and all of
the cells in the death house are ready
to receive men condemned to die; the
death cap is ready; the electric tna
chinerv lias been installed, including
the generators; the damps to be fast
ened on men about to die have been ob
tained. and the wires have been struug
to be attached to the fatal clamps that
are plaeod on the condemned.
"We are ready at any time," said
Warden Francies, when seen at the
capitol to-day.
When the Governor fixes the date for
the electrocution of a murderer aud
sends the necessary papers to the sher
iff of the county where the condemned
was convicted, the murderer will be
taken to the death house and confined
there until the day set for his execu
tion. A jury of six will be appointed,
and these men, with the necessary phy
sicians aud six newspapermen to be se
lected by the warden, will be the only
witnesses of an electrocution.
At present six men await the date to
be fixed for their electrocutions. Two
are in Philadelphia, aud oue each in
Lancaster, Tioga, Allegheny and Mont
gomery counties. The papers will be
taken up iu due time by the Governor,
the date of death determined, and the
death ohamfittr will then be used for the
first time.
Greatest This Year In th« History of
tbe Industry
By Assort,ll,tt Press.
Washington. l\v. 10.—The United
States thiis year has produced the
greatest crop of cotton in its history.
More than sixteen million bales, 15,-
966,000 of lint cotton and linter cot
ton unofficially estimated at from
600,001) to 650,0"00 bales, are the
The to<al production for the season
will amount to 15.966.000 bale* of
500 pounds jross weight, the Depart
ment of Agriculture announced to-dry
in its final eat waste of the orop.
Workman in the Second
Street Subway Ex
cavation Instantly-
Rilled Late To-day
Strikes Man Who an Instant Before
Had Tumbled From Flat Car at Top
of Embankment—No Inquest Nec
essay, Says Coroner
John Walters. 23 years old. of Pen
brook. employed by the maintenance of
way department of the Harrisburg Rail
ways Company, was instantly killed at
2 o'clock this afternoon when the top
of his head was cut off by a 60-foot
rail which fell on him. The accident
occurred while Walters and a gang of
men were preparing to lay the trolley
line through the Mulberry street sub
wav on Second street.
A moment before the fatal aecident
Walters, who had been standing on a
low work car, lost his footing and
plunged diwn the thirty-foot emi>»nk
ment to the proposed new street grade
in the subway.
The gracing work on the one side of
the subway site has been completed
and the Railways Company is now
planning to move its trolley track* so
that the cars can run through the sub
way, instead of around it, thereby per
mitting the excavation work on the oth
er side of the street to go ahead.
Walters and fellow employes on the
car had dropped two rails over the em
bankment and were about to drop a
third when he slipped. He landed on
one of the rails that had been dropped.
He was stunned by the blow and could
not escape the falling third rail.
This rail struck him as he lay
stunned and crushed the upper half of
his bead off, against the edge of one of
the rails on the ground.
Walters was killed instantly. The
rail whieh crushed out his life weighs
2,320 pounds.
Walters wag married and the father
of one ehild. The coroner decided an
inquest was not necessary and the body
I was sent to the Walters' home.
IS THE 111
Son of Berwick Minis
ter, a Sunbury Back
slider and a Hobo
Also Penitents
During Excitement at Last Night's Aft
er Meeting a Woman for First Time
Refuses Dr. Stough's Appeal to Join
Husband on Front Benches
The after meeting at the Stough tab
ernacle last uight, when the evangelist
shook hands with the trail hitters as
they stood to their feet oue bv one,
had more thrills from beginning to end
perha[H» than any former gathering at
the front seats.
There were tihe usual martied couples,
husbands haviug gone front at the per
suasion of wives, or wives at the im
portuning of husbands, or both at the
urging or personal workers. There were
young men andvoung girls, too, in the
throng of about eighty penitents. But
there were some extraordinary cases in
additiou, which made the meeting stand
One of the first men to shake hands
with Dr. Stough was a full-blooded In
dian. who said that he was from Ne
braska. had attended the Carlisle In
diau school, had later been placing pro
fessional football and baseball." but was
now "down and out, through booze."
He promised that he was going to lead
a different life.
Another peni'ent was a man from
Sunbury who had hit the trail there,
but he testified that when he came to
this city with the Stough party a month
ago he "went out for a couple hours
with the boys." and after his return to
Sunbury could not content himself un
til, he said, he "came back to this dirts
rotten old burg to get right with Ood."
He intends to take a course in the
Moody Bible Institute.
Minister's Son There
In the company was also the sun of
a miuistqr of Berwick who hud co-op
erated 1-4 the Stough campaign there.
The youtig man had come to this eitv
with this sole intent of hitting the trail.
fee first time sitree the opening
of the elmpaign, a woman in the audi
ence lasr night refused to join her hus
band on tho "mourners' bench." Pr.
Stcugh had asked one of the uuaccom- |
C»B*laned oa Seventh Pi'Ce
Negro Wields Piece of Iron Pipe in At-;
tempt to Fell Mrs. Re
becca Rosin
An unknown negro attempted a bold'
daylight robbery yesterday afternoon
in the little grocery store of Mrs. Re
becca Rosin, 516 North Cameron street.
Mrs. Rosin's cries awakened a boarder
on the second floor and the would-be
robber fled.
He went into the shop and asked for
a package of cigarettes. Mrs. Rosin
had to turn her back toward the man
to get the package from a shelf. He
struck her over the head with a piece
of iron pipe, and turning, she guarded
off a second blow by throwing up her
arm. She screamed, when the inau, be
coming frightened, ran out of the store
and up State street toward the ceme
Mrs. Rosin's injuries are not serious,
the blow on the head not inflicting an
open wound. She reported the case to
the police last evening, telling them
that the man had been in the store
twice before laying his plans for the
robbery. The police were instrumental
1 in sending a man to the penitentiary
; several years ago who robbed the store
' in a similar manner.
Elliott Speer, Nephew of Edward Bai
ley, Lost Clothing, Books and Camera
Among the boys who were at Phil
lips Andover Academy, Andover, Mass.,
last Tuesday morning, when Bartlett
Hall, one of its oldes* dormitories, was
| wrecked by fire, aro John C. Kunkel,
I Jr., of Harrisburg; John P. Charlton,
| Jr., of Reading, whose father was a na
tive Harrisburger. and Elliott Speer, a
son of Robert E. and Emma Bailey
j Speer, and nephew of Edward Bailey,
of this city.
Mr. Kunkel had just returned to the
academy after bis father's funeral in
this city. He arrived in Andover on
Monday night. The building contain
ing his sleeping quarters was not
burned, but he was one of the volunteer
firemen. Mr. Charlton, who is living in
Bishop Hall, was in no immediate dan
ger and be too, was one of the volun
teer fire company that performed deeds
of valor.
Mr. Speer was not so fortunate. His
quarters were in Bartleit Hall and he
was aroused by the cry of fire. He
found the room full of smoke. He es
caped in his pajamas and sweater, but
lost all of his property in the room,
including his clothing, books and a fine
The building destroyed was one of
the landmarks of the historic academy.
It is tffougiit that coals from a fireplace
started the blaze. After five hours of
fighting the firemen managed to control
the blaze, but two of them were over
come by smoke. All the occupants of
the rooms, 143 in number, escaped
death, some by a narrow margin.
Question of Distribution of Revenues
Among Counties Occupies the
Lawyers This Morning
Half a dozen of sixty or more coal
companies that are attacking the act of
July 1, 1913, which taxes them two
aud one-half per cent, on each ton ot'
coal prepared for the mnrkot, this morn
ing began their second attempt to show
that the legislation is in itself a viola
tion of the State Constitution. Testi
mony was taken before Judges Kunkol
and MoOairell as the basis for the
claims, dealing principally with the
amount of coal mined by the companies
involved in the test suits.
Few witnesses were called, the pro
ceedure generally being contlued to both
sides tiling affidavits of facts agreed
upon. For hull an hour or more the
lawyers wrestled with a problem of de
termining the liability in three specific
It was shown that coal is being
mined iu three separate counties and
then run through one breaker. The act
provides that fifty per cent, of the tax
collected shall go to the State and the
rest shall be proportionately divided
among the counties in which the coal
is prepared for the market. The ques
tion naturally arose whether three coun
ties giving up coal that is run through
a breaker in one county can share in
the distribution.
The lawyers were figuring vet when
Judge Kunkel announced the close of
the morniug session.
Former Ambassador Herrick Now
Wants to Earn Some Money
By -issociotfd Press,
Cleveland, Dec. 10.—(Myron T. Her
rick, former Ambassador to France, ac
companied by Mrs. Herrick, arrived
here early to-day and was escorted to
1 his home where he will rest up for a
public reception to be given in his
honor at Central armorv this afternoon.
"It feels good to get baek," said Mr.
Herrick, as he stepped off the train on
which he had been accompanied from
New York by a delegation of promi
' netit Clevelanders.
He declined to discuss the plan of
friends to boom him tor President in
1916 and said he would have "to earn
j some money," as his duties in Paris
! had cost him MOO,OOO.
U. S. Unfilled Steel Tonnage
Hy Associated Press. . ,
New York, Dei - . 10. —The unfilled
tonnage of the 1". S. Steel Corporation
on November 30 totalled 3,324.592
I tons a decrease of 136,505 tons from
The City Will Compel
People to Vacate by
That Time and Begin
Demolishing Houses
Condemnation Proeeedings Will Be
Started Against Property Owners
Who Do Not Otherwise Come to
Terms—City Will Give Security
By April I—certainly not later than
April 15—city officials said to-day,
every house on the river side of
" Hair iscrabijle" will have been vacat
ed and the work begun of razing the
buildings, preliminary to the reopening
of Front street, from Herr street to
To-day is the last day on which
property owners in the "Hardwrab
ble" section may submit to Oitv Soli
cits D. 8. Seitz estimated \iahies of
their properties. Up to noon eighteen
owners had presented their saims.
These cover the estimated cost and
damages to fifty per cent, of the forty
or more home* ajid will be submitted
to the City Commissioners at their
meeting next Tuewbay.
•Solicitor Bedtz said he will offer
these estimates with mi t making rec,-
onHiHsmiatioofl and will leave these
matters entirely up to the commission
ers. He will, however, suugest to the
commissioners the advisability of get
ting in touch with real estate dealers
with a view to getting their ideas of
the market values of the houses.
Unless agreements are reached on
the price question with all property
owners, the City Solicitor will within
the next month or two be directed to
start condemnation proceedings agiinst
those owners who cannot otherwise
come to terms with the city.
That will moke necessary the ap
pointment of a board of viewers to fix
the amount of damage to be sustained
by the owners through the los 3 of their
properties. Bonds then will be filed by
the city as security to the property
owners, the homes be razed and the
(street opened as planned.
Viewers then again will go over the
ground and determine what benefits
have been derived by the proper' 1
owners on the east skle of Front street
through the improvements. Assess
ments then will be levied against tihe
If agreements are reached between
the city ami any number of property
owners without condemnation proceed
ings, the owners in those cases will be
asked to vacate and they will receive
the city's bond as security for pay
ment of the consideration.
Commissioners in Spe
cial Session To-day
Strive to Keep With
in 9-Mill Tax Rate
118 Posts on Mulberry Street Bridge
Are Dangerous—Must Be Repaired
—Assistant Plumbing Inspector
Asked for at s!>(>(>
'Phe City Commissioners, in extraordi
nary session starting at 3 oMock this
afternoon, began putting into shape the
annual budget and tax levy measures
for 191,>. Departmental estimates were
placed in the lands of the City Clerk
and work at onee was begun on paring
down estimates so that the general total
will be low enough to bo covered bv a
nine-mill tax rate, a decrease of half
a mill from that of the present vear.
The Commissioners by late this after
noon expected to have the ordinance in
shape so that it can be printed in time
for the regular meeting next- Tuesday.
By holding a special meeting on Frlrta*
of next week the Commissioners hope to
pass both measures finally on that day.
Highway Commissioner William H.
Lynch put in his estimates this after
noon. The total is $117,105, which, he
says, is an increase of less than five per
cent, over that of this year, wheu al
lowance is made for the facts that this
official ''year' 1 is only a nine-month
period and in 1913 it' will bo twelve
In addition to his Water Department
budget, Commissioner Bowman'g esti
mates, coming under tllio hoad of the
Public Safety !>epartmont, were offered
to-dny. He said they RTe a proportion
ate increase of approximately $3,1 (10
over this year. New requests covered
by the Bowman ami .Lynch budgets in
clude the following:
Some of the New Expenditures
Eleven thousand dollars for equip
merit and operation of asphalt repair
Automobile truck, costing $2,500, to
be used at the asphalt plant.
Fund of SI,OOO out of which cost
of repairing posts on Mulberry street
viaduct shall be paid.
Sixteen new cluster light standards,
eight on Walnut street and eight on
Ijocust street.
Fifteen additional are lights for vari
ous sections of the city.
Assistant to P. J. Bradley, Plumbing
Inspector, at annual salary of S9OO.
The majority of the estimates con-
Continued on 3lnth rage.
Italian Newspaper Printed in New
York Tells Strange Story of Birth
,of a Monstrosity in Nulvl
Cagliari, Italy, Dec. 9.—From Nulvi,
a small village in the interior islands,
comes a strange story of a sheep giving
birth to a monstrosity that in all re
spects resembles a human being. It cre
ated great consternation among thi
populace and the attention ot' noted
men of science has been attracted to
an event that is almost beyond belief.
The house of the owner of the sheep
that gave birth to the phenomenon, at
tracted immense crowds of the curious,
as the people in long processions liocked,
to the scene of the occurrence.
Giovanni Fiori is the name of the
shepherd who was in charge of the fl >ck
when one of its number is said to hove
.given birth to the monstrosity, which
weighed twelve pounds. The head is
round and the rear legs are much long
er than those of the front part of tho
body. All who have seen the phe
nomenon pronounce it a close resem
blance to a human being and Kiori h;y<
donated the "lamb boy'' to the I'lii
' versify of Sassari, where it will be giv
en very careful nursing as noted scien
tists of the institution investigate tho
: mysteries connected with' the case.
Probable Cause of Captain Brickley 'g
Attack of Appendicitis
By AMOCiatcd Pre*#,
Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 10.—Too
much meat in t"he training diet of tho
Harvard football squad may have beou
responsible for the attack of appendi
citis which kept Captain Brickley out
of the game most of last season, in the
opinion of Dr. Richard C. Newton, pres
ident of the New Jersey .State Board of
In a letter to one of the university
publications. Dr. Newton says: "The
idea that meat eating may cause an.
pendicitis is so prevalent that it would
seem to have some foundation in fact.
He suggests that this extremely im
portant matter deserves all the "irtudv
and research necegsary to elucidate the