The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, December 10, 1914, Image 1
THE WEATHER UNSETTLED TO-NIGHT AND TOMORROW Detailed Report. I'll* • VQL 77 —XO. 6. GERMANS LOST 2,000 IN SEA FIGHT British Naval Victory in South Atlantic Is Chief Topic of Dis cussion in London A COMPARISON OF SEA BATTLES 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 wounded. 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 chase. 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 lantic. 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 lands. 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 soldiers. 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 a*ed. ®l)e Star- Inkpetiktil LATE WAR HEWS SUMMARY 1 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 gonne. 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*. ALLIED FORCES REPULSED WITH HEAVY LOSSES IN IRE ABGONNE FOREST, REPORT 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 loss. "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 repulsed.'' 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 allies. KAISER IS REPORTED TO BE ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY 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. HABRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 10. 1914—14 PAGES. STARTTOREBUILB EDISON'S M Entire Force of De stroyed Structures Put to Work Remov ing Debris LOSS PLACED AT $7,000,000 Eleven Out of Eighteen Buildings Licked Up by names—One Man Is Known to Hare Perished in Big Fire 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 ken. 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. GEN. "FUNSTON RELIEVED? 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 year. STOU6ITS LAWYERS TO APPEAL 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. STOl'tiH HEREIN FEBRUARY 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*. ELECTRIC CHAIR IS READY NOW FOR ITS GRIM WORK 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. IMMENSE C. 8. COTTON CROP 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 crop. 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. HEAD IS f OFF IT FALLING RAIL Workman in the Second Street Subway Ex cavation Instantly- Rilled Late To-day GREAT WEIGHT DROPS 30 FEET 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. HD All ATHLETE IS THE 111 Son of Berwick Minis ter, a Sunbury Back slider and a Hobo Also Penitents ONE MAN GIVEN A NEEDED BATH 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 out. 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 TRIES A DAYUGBT ROBBERY 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 tery. 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. i HELPED FHiHT AX DOVER FIRE 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 camera. 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. COAL TAX CASE ARGUED 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 cases. 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. HIS LIVINti IN PARIS COSTLY 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 October. HMDSCRAB6LETO PUSS NEKT APRIL The City Will Compel People to Vacate by That Time and Begin Demolishing Houses THE LAST DAY TO FIX VALUES 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 Oal-ler. 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 latter. 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. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT. START WORK OF PRUNING CITY BUDGET Commissioners in Spe cial Session To-day Strive to Keep With in 9-Mill Tax Rate SEVERAL NEW EXPENSES ARISE 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 months. 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 plant. 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. "LAMB BOY'IOMOAD 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. TOO MICH MEAT IX TRAINING 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 'Health. 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 question."