The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, December 16, 1914, Page 8, Image 8

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Dr. Marshall Tells the Governor There
Is More of a Disposition to Co
operate With the State Authori
ties in Fighting the Plague
The State Live Stock Sanitary-
Board met wuth Gov ex nor Timer at the
Executive Doijwrtnient this morning
when l>r. Marshall made report of the
work of stamping out the foot and
iiuvubh disease. The work, he s«id, is
progressing satisfactorily. Measures
were taken for a more vigorous fight
against the disease in counties in
which it still prevails.
The opposition of live stock owners
to permitting their herds to be in
spected is growing less, and the ten
dency now is to give the authorities
every aid in ascertaining whether the
disease exists in suspected herds.
'Dr. Munce, of the Board, left to
daiv for Rending to make some in
vesrti<,yation<3 among infected herds near
that city.
Called on the Governor
Members of the railway brother
hoods now in session here looking after
legisdation that may come up during
the mext session, called on Governor
Tener at the Executive Department
to-day to pay their reapects.
New Game Commissioners
.lohn M. Phillips, Pittsburgh, and
.1. S. Speer, St. Mary's, were this morn
ing appointed members of the State
Game Commission, the former being a
reappointment, and the latter to tako
the place of C. K. Sober, of Lewisburg.
New Justice for Wrightsvi e
B. Frank Beard was to-day appoint
ed justice of the peace in WrightsviHe,
York county.
"Farmer" Creasy Here
William T. Creasy, of Columbia,
former Representative and the recently
defeated Democratic candidate for
Lieutenant Governor, was at the Cap
itol to-dav. Referring to the result of
the recent election Mr. Creasv said it
was a "landslide."
Fifty-one Applications for Aid Received
in One Day by County
Since the cold wave came East with
freezing temperatures there has been
an almost constant run on the office of
the Directors of the Poor by poor per
sons who are seeking aid. Yesterdav
the requests for assistance numbered
(fifty-one, the majority of the applicants
asking for coal.
Some of the requests come from Dau
phin, Middletoivn. Steelton, Penbrook
and this city, and in practically all of
the cases it was stated that the' fathers
and sons were without work and have
110 money with which to buy coal. To
day there were not so many requests.
Records show that th t . number of ap
peals since the cold wave startc I is
about the average of those male under
similar conditions iu other years.
Health Department Taking Every Pre
caution to Check Smallpox
1 wenty or thirty more persons who
are suspected of having come in con
tact with R. J. Hinkson. 209 State
street, who was taken to the city hos
pital on Monday suffering from small
pox, will be vaccinated bv to-morrow
••veiling, according to a statement made
this morning by Dr. ,). M. J. Raunick
City Health Officer.
As Mr. Hinkson taught dancing
classes at 304 North Second street,
the number of persons who came in
close contact with him was unusuallv
large, but. due to the vigilance of the
City Health Bureau, the most of these
persons already have been treated.
Draws Stiletto in Course of Tussle at
Market House
Following what was at lirst a friend
ly tussle at the Chestnut street mar
ket house, Tono Hurfues, an Italian,
pulled a stiletto and stabbed Frank
Sereno, a fellow countryman, in the
neck. He was arrested by Policeman
McCann and at a hearing at police
court this afternoon before Alderman
Hilton was held under SI,OOO bail for
court. The charge is assault and bat
Sereno was not seriouslv hurt. He
received treatment at a nearby doctor s
office following the stabbing."
©iris Clad in White Will Dispose of
Sweets at Orpheum
Eighteen Zembo girls, who appeared
last night at the Chestnut street hall
Jn the interests of the Red Cross will
to-morrow sell candy at both perform-
Knees at tihe Orpheum theatre for the
benefit of the general fund of the
•Home and War Relief Association. The
girls will be dressed iu white, with
ribbons bearing their candy trays in
scribed, '' Home and War Relief."
The committee in charge of the can
dy sale consists of Mrs. Mercer B. Tate
IMrs. Charles K. Covert, Mrs. M. E, Olm
eted and Mrs. W. E. Seel.
Mrs. Throne's Condition Better
Mrs. Beulah Throne, who was shot
and seriously wounded by her husband,
who afterwards took his own life, is re
ported as slightiv better at the Harris
feurg hospital to-day. She spent a quiet
night and, although her temperature is
•still high, physicians now believe she
auay recover. The body of her 'husband,
George Edward Throne, was taken to
IWomelsdorf this morning for burial.
Major General Dies Suddenly
Washington, Dee. 16.—(Major Gen
eral George B. Davis, former judge ad
vocate general of the army, died sud
denly at his home here last night from
heart disease. He was a notable writer
oti military topics and an American
"delegate to The Hague conference an.l
tj the Red Cross conference a-t Geneva.
Hurt Under Fall of Boxes
Golden Jackson, of !111 em
ploye of the Pennsylvania railroad at
the Division stree-t transfer, was
vaught under a fill of boxes this morn
ing, suffering a severe sprain and con
tusion of the back He was treated
at the Harrisbung hospital.
Nobles and Ladies Will Accompany
Band and Patrol to Neighboring
City To-morrow
Zembo Temple, including the band,
patrol, nobles, their wives and friends,
about 300 strong, will go to York by
special train to-morrow evening where
they will be entertained by the York
members of the Zembo Shrine. Of the
two hundred and twenty-five Shriners
in York county one hundreid and seven
ty-five are members of the Harrisburg
This will be the Zenibo's first visit
to York and incidentally there will he
held the first of a series of winter
dances for the benefit of Zembo's mem
The special train will leave Harris
burg at 7.15 o'clock. The members of
the band and patrol will assemble at
the Chestnut street auditorium at 6.4.1
o'clock and will march to the Pennsyl
vania Railroad station, going out Chest
nut street to Second, then to Market
Square and out Market street to the
The Zembo band will give a concert
lin York in the early evening, after
I which the patrol will give an exhibition
drill. Following that will come the
dancing during which light refresh
! incnts wilt be served.
Continued From Flrnt I'HRP.
will given another hearing in the
matter of the passenger rates recently
I fixed by the railroad companies. He
i was informed that the additional ques
tions submitted by him to the Conunis-
I sion had not yet reached it, but when
! they ha>fi, would be taken up and that
he would be informed of the date for
a hearing.
Mr. Abbott then went to Governor
Tenor where he complained that the
decision of the Commission had been
given to the railroad companies before
it had been given to the complaintants
in Philadelphia, which, ho held, was
| against a law which he quoted.
Mr. Abbott said afterward to news
j papermen that he had requested Gov
! ernor Tener to fire the members of the
: Commission and reappoint others. He
i said that if the Governor would not do
j this he would have" two other possible
j ways of abolishing the preseut Com
: mission, one to have Governor-elect
j Brumbaugh recall the names of the
Commission when lie takes office, as
they are sent into the Senate bv Gov
; ernor Tener, before they can be con
j firmed. The other, to have the Senate
I refuse to confirm the appointments.
Mr. Abbott said lie would await de
| velopments of' the next twenty-four
1 hours before taking any action in the
| matter.
Continued From First rune.
shadowed all other developments for
i the time being, there were important
occurrences in other quarters. The
French official statement says that some
further progress lias been made by the
; allies in Belgium, that German attacks
I in Alsace and the Woevre district had
, been repulsed and that British warships
have again bombarded German positions
j on the coast of Belgium,
i It is reported at Constantinople that
; the tribes of northern Albania have de
clared war on Servia. Albania adjoins
! Servia on the west and the tribes of
the nbrth give allegiance to no king.
Their reported entrance into the war
; was of particular significance because of
i the uncertain conditions among the Bal
kan nations and indications that those
not already embroiled in the war may
join in it.
King Peter of Servia has re-entered
Belgrade in Triumph and the Servian
general staff states that not a single
Austrian remains within its borders.
Premier Salandra, of Italy, again
stated that the rightful position of the
.country was one of "watchful neutral
ity '' and the position of the govern-
I ment was endorsed by Parliament.
The Khedive of Egypt is said to
i have gone to Vienna to confer with
Austrian government officials. The
Khedive has been in Constantinople
most of the time since the outbreak of
the war and it has been reported that
he would lead an army against the
British forces in Egypt
To-day's official communication from
Berlin disputes the French claim to an
advance in Belgium saying that an at
tempt of the allies to move forward
supported by British warships, was re
Further progress has been made by
German troops in the east, according to
the Berlin statement which says that
several strong Russian positions have
been taken and 3,(MM) more prisoners
captured. In South Poland, it is said,
the German and Austrian forces are
gaining ground.
King Peter Heads Victorious Servians
London, Dec. 16, 12.14 P. M.—King
'Peter and Crown Prince Alexander and
Prince George have entered Belgrade
at tihe head of the victorious Servian
army, according to a dispatch received
by Router's Telegram Company to-da.v
from Xish. Not a single Austrian, a
statement bv the Servian general staff
says, now remains on Servian soil.
Relief Clearing House for Destitute
Washington, Dei'. 16.—Myron T.
Her rick, former ambassador to France,
called on President Wilson to-day an l
discussed his plan for establishing in
New York a clearing house for relief
to destitute non-combatants in Europe.
Fractures Hip in Fall on Ice
Mrs. Teresa Faull, of Me Call 'a
Ferry, who was on her way to visit
relatives in S'teeiton to spend OhriM
mas. fell on the ice as nlie was getting
off tiie trolley car ait Trewick streets,
this morning, and fractured her left
hip. She was taken into a restaurant
nearby ami later removed to the Har
risburg hospital.
Stone Pile Is No Joke
,loe Toner, who at first thought that
the stone pile at the almshouse was a
jike, is convinced since his stay of two
days there that it is a sterti realitv
aud he is writing to all his friends to
get him out before Christmas. The
appeals to the police so far have been
without avail.
Railpad Policeman Has Stroke
Harry Morgan, 4 2 years old, of New
port, a special policeman for the Penn
sylvania Railroad, was admitted to tho
Harrisburg hospital this afternoon suf
fering from a stroke of paralysis.
Artistic I'rintinu at Star-Independent.
Washington, Dec. 16.—The German
naval raid on British coast towns ex
cited widespread attention here. The
first feeling was one of surprise thai
the cordon of Britialh shiips which was
■said to form a ring of assured defense
around I lie British Isles had been sud
denly penetrated and serious damage in
flicted*on the British coast ports.
It was pointed out that this might
put to a serious test the late Rear Ad
miral Mahan's theory of sea power, ac
cording to which a strong naval force
could hold at bay the attacks of in
vaders. It was recalled also that, the
northeast coast of England, in the im
mediate vicinity of to-day's German at
tack. hud been the historic point of
England's invasions in the pat't.
In the best posted naval circles here
to-day's bombardment is regarded as
a strategic maneuver, which may have
far-reaching consequences. One pur
pose, as explained by one of the fore
most naval strategists, is to create a
"care" which will lead to hurr.ied con
centration and change of arrangement
of the main British battle fleet and ex
pose those ship? to attack from unex
pected quarters.
Discussion of the raid among diplo
matists friendly to tlfe allies led to the
expression of opinions that the first di
rect attack on British soil would in ail
prmbauiuty develop advantageously to
England by bringing the English people
face to face wtih war and would per
haps stimulate recruiting.
Naval officers here were little sur
prised to hear of the appearance of
German warships on the English coast.
They had not only expected some such
demonstration, but have been puzzled to
know why some such attempt had not
boon made before. Notwithstanding tlie
strength of the British fleet which has
been blockading the German coast, na
val officers here, have thought that the
line of investment could not be made
absolutely tight 'because of the stormy
weather at this season, with dense fogs.
The British ships also have been
obliged to lie many miles oft the Ger
man coast to escape the fire of shore
batteries and particularly to avoid the
mine fields which lie thickly sown
within soundings. They have consid
ered it a hazardous but perfectly possi
ble undertaking for a daring command
er to run his vessels through the line
by night. It might be possible, though
more difficult, for him to bring his ships
back to port
London, Dec. 16. Scarborough,
which it is announced is being shelled
by the Germans to-day, is a seaport and
fashionable resort of England, in the
northern part of Yorkshire on a head
land extending into the North sea. It
is 37 miles northeast of the important
English city of York. It is a little
over 200 miles from London.
Scarborough has been popularly
styled the "Queen of Watering
Places." The town has a large spa.
an interesting aquarium, a museum and
a line drive and promenade pier. The
permanent population of the place is
more than 40,000 persons.
Hartlepool is n seaport and munici
pal borough of Kngiaiwl, in the south
east portion of the county of Durham.
It is about forty miles northwest of
■Scarborough oi a pioinoutory that ex
tends into the North sea. lis popu
lation is about 25,000. Adjoining
Hartlepool is West Hartleijiool, a city of
more than 65.000 inhabitants.
The Harrlepools, which are provided
with a vast system of docks, before the
war had an active trade wifli the Bal
tic ports and with Hwnnbuig, Antwerp
and Rotterdam. The chief industries
are shipbuilding, iron founding and tthe
construction of marine engines. The
two ports are of ancient origin, but
modern prosperity.
Scarborough is finely situated in the
form of an amphitheatre on slopes.ris
ing from the sea and terminated on
tin- north and the south by abrupt cliffs.
The most prominent feature of the re
sort is a promontory SOU feet high,
whicih rises above the harbor on the
north side and which is surmounted by
the ruins of a twelfth century castle.
This promontory divides no»>th Scar
borough bay from the sontih bav. The
north cliffs begin near it. The north
bay is embellished witih gardens and
along its shore is the marine drive, two
miles long and protected by a seawall.
The fashionable part of Scarborough
is the southern half of the city and is
separated from the old town by the
park. On the southern side are the
spa gardens an 1 the mineral springs.
At the back of the cliff rises Olivers
Mountain, 600 feet high, affording a
good view of the poft and the sea.
The castle of Scarborough crowning
the promontory and .commanding the
town is one of the most striking objects
ou the Yorkshire coast. Front the
beach line the land rises in a deep as
cent and upou this slope stands the
town. Scarborough, as to situation and
appearance, has no rival on the north
eastern coast.
The port of the Hartlepool embraces
two ti<ial basins anil six docks aggre
gating S3 acres and timber docks of
57 acres. The harbor covers 350 acres
aud there are five graving docks admit
ting vessels of 550 feet long and 21
feet draft.
A breakwater of a
mile long projects the harbor entrance.
There are four shipbuilding yards as
well as rolling mills, blast furnaces and
saw mills. Two hundred and eighty
steamers and eight sailing vessels with
a tonnage of 760,000 are registered
there. v
West Hartlepool is a modern town
containing many handsome buildings.
Scarborough is the most popular sea
side resort on the northeast coast but
its many hotels mostly are closed uur
inn the winter months. Barracks oc
cupied by a small garrison in peace
times and a battery are on a high hill
overlooking the sea. There is a hand
some amusement building on the sea
front with a theatre and gallery.
There are two harbors, the old the
new, the latter being the 'outer harbor.
There is a large fishing industry.
Scarborough, Eng., Doc. 16, via
London, 3.35 P. M.—Just before day
light broke a vessel of the eruiser type
u« observed off Scarborough. The war
ship cam-e in close and for ha'lf an hour
threw she'll after shell into the town,
doing considerable damage. A woman
behind a counter in a shop was killed
instantly and licr husband was wound-
ed. The mine of tlhe shop tumbled
down about them.
Forty or fifty shells were thrown,
the abjective of the German gunners
apparently being the town hall, which
was damaged slightly. Other property
Buffered much more severely and at
places the streets ane filled with
wreckage. During the bombardment
the vessel steamed slowly past the
town and finally disappeared in the
haze. After she had been lost
of tlhe sound of her guns wac heard
for some time.
Twelve Killed; 100 Wounded
London, Dot. 16, 5.4 2 P. M.—The
"Evening Standard" publishes a dis
patch from Scarborough saying that 12
persous were killed and 100 wounded
daring the bombardment of that town
to-day by German cruisers.
Germans Open Fire on British
Hartlepool, Dec. 16,. Via London,
5.25 P. M.—lt is reported here that
a flotilla ot British torpedo boat de
stroyers early this morning •encoun
tered three German cruisers eight miles
off -the- English coast. The ciuisers
immediately opened fire.
Shells Made Great Craters
London, Dec. 16, 5.05 P. M. —The
"Star" prints a dispatch from Hartle
pool saying I hat some of the German
siheils exploded in the streets of Har
tlepoo-1 and made great craters.
London, Dec. 16.—The bombard
ment of cities on the east coast of Eng
land by German cruisers is the first
overt act of the war against British
territory. The British people have
thought that their fleet in the North
Sea was sufficient to render this pos
sibility very remote.
The official announcement given out
in London that British flotillas have
been engaged with the enemy is evi
dence that there lias been a naval fight
in the North Sea. No knowledge as to
the outcome is at hand. The bomibard
inent of Hartlepool anil Scarborough
would indicate that the Germans have
considerable liberty of action. Their
doubtless has been more than one
naval encounter in the North Sea, for
the British statement refers to en
gagements at various points.
Immediately u.pou the outbreak of
hostilities the British fleet or a.t least
a considerable portion of it, supposed
ly took up positions on the eastern
side of the North Sea by which the
German warships were held in cheek
in or close to their naval base at Wil
helmshafen, the mouth of the Elbe and
elswhere on the western coast of Ger
many. This patrol has been main
tained since early in August. It has
from time to time been penetrated i»y
German submarines, but so far as is
known the first instance when German
cruisers or battleships have broken
the British line and emerged into the
North Sea have been few and far be
| tween.
Dispatches from Germany for a-s
much as a moutiii past have indicated
in one may or another that the Ger
mans were making preparations at
their spa bases for naval activity. Very
little detail of what was going on has
come out, nevertheless these messages
led to the belief that the Gorman sihips
might soon attempt some maneuver.
The Kiel canal. running from the
North Sea to the Baltic, makes it pos
sible for Germany to concentrate her
entire Heft in either one water or the
other. By bringing through the canal
such vessels as she may have used
since the beginning of the war in the
Baltic. Germany couM concent rate in
the North Sea virtually her entire
nival strength, excetpt'ion being made
ot course, ot her fast cruisers which
since the opening of hostilities have
operated in the Pacific ocean and in
the Southern Atlantic. These vessels
all todd do not exce'ed nine or ten, and
a r of them already have suc
cumbed to the vilgianee of Germany's
Tha British naval strength in the
Xcr!h Tiea has been an unknown quan
tity. There is reason to believe, how
ever, that it is formidable. Great
Britain has some warships in the Med
iterranean and during the past six
weeks it is evident t'hat she detached
tome of her shits for service in the
O'.ith At.untie to ] ui'sue German crui
sers have been raiding com
merce. Just how mmv vessels were as
fiyrned to this latter duty is not known.
Whatever t'he disposition of British
ships of war ont>ii'e of British waters
may be to-day, there has been from the
beginning reliable evidence that she has
concentrated in the North Bea a very
large pa."portion of her navel strength.
Home, Dec. 1(5, 12.55 P. M.—Par
ticulars receive,! here from Nish, re
garding the recent fighting in Se'rvia,
emphasize what is termed the enormous
defeat inflicted by the Servians on the
Austrian army. More than two entire
army corps are said to have been lost
in dead, wounded and prisoners.
The soldiers captured include five
thousand Austrian soldiers of Italian
nationality whom Servia is reported to
be ready to send to Italy if the latter
wishes. Almost all these prisoners be
long to infantry regiments recruited
from the district of Pola.
Descriptions of the hardships suffer
ed by the Austrians now in the hands
of the Servians are heartrending. The
prisoners, most of them it is said, had
been without food for from 48 to 72
hours. They say that several of their
eomrades uied of exhaustion anlPcokl.
French Armies Take Offensive
Basel, Switz., Dec. 16. via Paris,
3.40 P. M.—The French armies appear
to have taken the offensive along the
entire front from Belfort to Sainte
M-arie-Aux-Mics. Heavy artillery firing
causes the windows to shake in houses
here by niigiht and day. The French
have converted Thann into a stro«e
British Pursuing the Dresden
Washington, Dec. 16. —Two Brit.islh
warships are pursuing the German
cruiser Dresden, which left Punta
Arenas on Sunday, according to an offi
cial telegram received to-day from the
American emftmssv at Santiago. Chile.
Continued From Flrat I'lffr
have combined east of the Rocky
mountains causing slight falls in tem
perature in the Mississippi Valley. Two
depressions have appoaiW in the ex
treme west but neither will likely de
velop east with any degree of strength
•before the end of the week. Three
quarters of the country is in tllie grip
of the cold wave.
Zero temperatures were principally
confined to the plain States and the
western lake region. Freezing tempera
tures touched all of tJh-e Gulf States
except Florida.
There was a wide departure in tem
perature in H«<rrisburg yesterday, the
average temperature of io degrees be
ing 23 degrees below norma) for that
date. The maximum teunperature yes
terday was 17.
Red Flag Flies For Wildwood
Skating now is the popular pastime
at Wil'diwood lake, the red Aac was un
furled to the winds by Park Commis
sioner Taylor this morning and accord
ing to the weatiher man's prediction,
there will be plenty of skating for
some time to come.
The lake is covered with a five-inch
layer of ice and most any kind of a
crowd cam be accommodated. The ice,
however, is rough in spots due princi
pally to the snow, .but the condition is
not a discouraging one. The boat
house already has been transformed
into a shelter "shed" ami wrap room,
there is a laiy» supply of skates on
hand and by to-morrow it. is expected
arrangements will have been made for
selling hot coffee and sandwiches to
the skaters.
A number of skaters were on the
'°' , ' a > v including Commissioner
Taylor and his assistant, Ray L. Hof
Second Section of Cold Wave
Bii Associated Press.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 16. A sec
ond section of the cold wave swept
into the southwest to-day and sent tem
peratures to new low records for the
season. The overnight 'fail in the mer
cury in Missouri, Ivapsas, Oklahoma,
lowa and Nebraska, ranged from eight
to twelve de^irees.
River at Marietta Icebound
Marietta, Dec. 16.—The Susque
hanna river is icebound from shore to
shore, it having closed tight last night.
Ice floated all day yesterday. Manj'
streams are closed also in the county,
the cold weather continues, the ther
mometer reaching during the dav ten
degrees below zero, the colde'st in
twenty years.
Building Inspector Declares He Did Not
Enter Into a Conspiracy to De
fraud Contractors
James H. Grove, Harrishurg' s Build
ing Inspector, who to-day went on the
\utness stand in the special inquiry be
ing conducted before Judge McCarrell
and said emphatically that when lie
condemned the building at 603 York
avenue as unsafe and ordered it razed
he did not, as was charged, enter into
a conspiracy with John Wagner, the
owner, to cheat him an.! defraud
James J. Lyn '» and W. F. Martin, the
contractors who erected the building,
out of their money—something like
$2,600. h
Lynch ana Martin charged Grove
with entering into a conspiracy with
Wagner and upon that allegation ob
tained a preliminary injunction against
him and Wagner to restrain them from
tearing down the building. The hear
ing is now being held to determine
whether the injunction shall be quashed
or made peremptory.
The City's side of the case, in sup
port of the Building Inspector's con
tention that the building should be torn
down because of an alleged bulged and
defective wall, was opened shortly be
fore noon to-day.
All of the half dozen witnesses who
lad testified to-day up until late this
afternoon are contractors and builders,
who said they consider the building to
be unsafe. The case may not be de
cided for several days.
Inspector Grove declared that he did
not become acquainted with Wagner,
the owner of the building, until Grove
had condemned the house. He added
that his conversations with Wagner
after that dealt principally with ap
peals to have him abide by the City
•building laws.
Charles Moyer. an Aged Inmate of the
County Almshouse, Expires Sud
denly This Morning
<'harles 'Mover, 79 years old, who
had been an inmate at tlhe county alms
house since 1904, died suddenly this
morning about 9 o 'clock. Mover, who
was commonly known as the "flying
Dutchman," had not been in good
health for the last several months, as
he had Jbeen suffering from dropsy. For
several weeks 'he had shown signs of
improvement and this morning was in
the cellar getting the c-alibage for din
ner when he suddenly fell over and died
It was Moyer's duty to count t'he po
tatoes for dinner and he had just as
sumed this work but a short time ago.
The funeral arrangements will be an
nounced later.
Lamuel C. Brackbill Expires at Home
on Cumberland Street
Lamuel C. Brack'bill, 71 years old, a
well-known salesman, died yesterday
morning at 5 o'clock at this home. The
funeral services will be held on Thurs
day afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home,
624 Cumberland street, the Rev. John
•Hi Dougherty, pastor of Ridge Avenue
'Methodist Episcopal church, officiating.
Burial will be in the East Harrisburg
cemetery. He leaves his widow, one
son, Josepiii, of Wilkes-'Barre, and one
daughter, 'Mrs. C. B. iJmith, of this city.
John R. Kinsey Dies at Hospital
John R. Kinsey, 65 years old, 238
Crescent street, a former tipstave at
the Dauphin county court, died at 2
o'clock this afternoon at the Harris
burg hospital of uremia after a long
illness. He had been unconscious for
more than ten days, being in that con
dition December 6, when admitted to
I that institution.
Avail Yourself of These Values While They Last.
CUTTERS Nickel finished baking dishes.
Another shipment of these attractive pattern, $3.00 value;
new and popular apple cutters special,
in nickel silver, value 75c, spe- . __
- S9c SIM
Silver, quadruple plate, bread Menning-Rowman quality
trays, value $2.50; special, chafing dishes of solid copper.
« /*g\ w,,h coPP«r or nickel finish:
vl 02r J6.00 value; special,
Choice of any umbrella in the
house, value* up to $11; special.
V*»twV Portable gas lamps in splen-
TABLE SILVER value " up ,0 ,S:
A few more af the Wm. Rog- it* 1 a
ers & Son sets of 26 pieces; six \ X
knives, six forks, six table
spoons, six teaspoons, one sugar
shell, one butter knife. All in
mahogany chest; value *ll to SANDWICH TRAYS
sl3; special.
/* *7 Silver plated sandwich trays
\fi / ""d 'he Menning-Rowman qual-
WaC %J ity, in nickel; *:.B0 values;
LOT 25-B. *i«u ««-
urea. N«»
The Store of Standard
, " , Quality Where Modest
Individual 3-piece salt and .
pepper .astors. triple silver Prices Are Marked in
plate; 11.00 value; p, ajn
18 North Fourth Street
Gettysburg Clearly Within Its Right in |
Setting Up Its Own Plant, Says
. Public Service Commission
The right of a municiapality to con- j
struct and operate ts own plant for fur- j
nishing electricity to light its streets
and other public places and not for sale I
to others, without obtaining consent of
the Public. Service Commission, was up
held to-dny.
The Borough of Gettysburg filed a
petition for the Commission's approval
of an electric light plant for its own
use. A protest was entered 'by the Get
tysburg Light Company and a hearing
was held to determine the preliminary
question of the necessity of the borough
first to obtain the approval of the Com
mission "before beginning operation. The
protest was overruled.
Had "Fun" With Policeman Until
Backenstoss Arrived
A man who finally described himself
to the police as Roy Hessenberger, 23
years old, a steelworker, who apsides in
Steel ton, held live policemen at bay
for a few minutes yesterday afternoon
at police headquarters. He had been
removed from a Market street store for
disorderly conduct by -Policemen Lar
scn and Zimmerman.
He refused to give his name until
Clarence O. Backenstoss, secretary to
Mayor Royal, subdued him with a chin
hold thaf suspended him in the corner.
He was glad to tell all about himself
after he had lots o>f "fun" with the
Again Heads B. of R. T. Legislative
The Legislative Board of the Broth
paziuunjo uauintßjj, iijjj jo pooq.lo
yesterday afternoon at, a meeting in
White's hall by the election of the fol
lowing officers: G. B. Rowland. Pitts
burgh, chairman; S. L. Curry, of Phila
delphia, vice chairman; H. 10. Kvans,
Philadelphia, secretary. Mr. Rowland
has been chairman for the past ten
The board discussed pending labor
legislation in this State and some of
the delegates appeared before the In
dustrial Accidents Commission. Ninety
seven of the 101 lodges in the State
were represented at the meeting, which
was continued to-day.
Cattle Disease in Hospital's Herd
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Danville, Dec. 16.—The foot and
month disease has broken out in the
herd of cattle maintained for the Dan
vilie Hospital for the Insane, and the
work of killing off the 200 head of
cattle and 140 fattened hogs and 60
shoats has been started. The work
will continue until all have been de
Scott to Mediate in Mexico
By Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 16. —Brigadier
General Hugh L. Scott, chief of staff
of the army, was to-day ordered by
the War Department to proceed to
Naco, Ariz., to uso his personal influ
ence with Mexican landers to cease
Fimished by H. W. Snavely, Broker,
Arcade Building, Walnut and Count
New York, Dec. 16.
Open. P. M.
Alaska Gold Mines .... 24% 24%
Amal Copper 55 541,
Amer Beet Sugar .... 29% 30
American Can ....... 26»/4 26%
do pfd <lO 90
Am Car and Foundry Oo 4 5 4 5
Am Cotton Oil . **9% 4"
Am lee Securities .... 23 22%
Amer .Smelting 58% SSV^
Amer Tel and Tel .. . . 118 * 118
Anaconda 26% 26%
Atchison .... 93% 93 1 j
Baltimore and Ohio .. 70% 69%
Bethlehem Steei 40% 40 1 4 .
do pfd 79 79
Brooklyn BT 86% 85%
California Petroleum .. 17% 17%
Canadian Pacific ..... 157% 158%
Central Leather 35% 37
Obi, Mil and St. Paul. . 90% 9'0%
Ohino Con Copper .... 34% 34%
Erie 22% 22%
Erie, Ist pfd 35 35
Great Northern, pfd ... 116 116%
Great Northern Or", subs. 27 27
Jnterboro Met 12% 12%
Tntertmro .Met pfd .... 52 52
Lehigh Valley 135 135
Louisville and Nashville 125 125
'Mex Petroleum 51 51
Missouri Pacific 9% 10%
(Nev Consol Copper .... 12% 1.2%
New York Central .... 83% 83%
NY, N H and H 64% 56V*
Northern Pacific 103 102 , /k
Pacific Mail 21% 31%
Penna Railroad 'OB% 108
Kay Con. Copper 16% 17
Reading 147% 148%
(Southern Pacific 86% 86%
Southern Ry 16% 16%
Tennessee Copper .... 32% 33
Texas Company 132 132
I'nion Pacific 117-% 118
U. S. Rubber 53 51%
U. 8. Steel 51 51
do pfd 104 103
Utah Copper 49 3 8 49%
Vir.-Carolina Chem. ... 21% 21
Western Maryland .... 14',:. 14
W. U. Telegraph 59 " 58'..
Westinghouse Mfg .... 68 6X'„
Chicago Board of Trade
Chicago. Dec. 18. 1911.
Wheat— Open High l.nw ('lo>«
December I )!i ll!) 1 , 118', lis".
May 122 •„ 12:!'» 122 1'22 '«
July 116% 11 ti :i m 115 '"•« 11.".'',
December 63 \\ 63 62 •„ fir!
May 60',, «•>», 69'h #!>"*
December 4X -IS 47*"* 17"*
May 5:. 52'» 51 » H 51",
Philadelphia 'i p. m. Quotations
Philadelphia, Dec. 16.—2 P. M.—Stocks
Cambria Steel 4:!
General Asphalt, preferred 1; ■
I.ehinh Niiv,nation 77'
I.ehiKli Valley 1;, „
Penna. R. F!.. ;, 1 ■.
Philadelphia Klectrii
Philadelphia Company ;M", ;
Philadelphia Kapld Transit, ... IS'i
Philadelphia Traction :\n
Reading 74
Storage Battery <!>
r. G. 1 S ""i
U. S. Steel 5114
Cards Out for Mayor's Dance
Invitations were to-day issued by
Mayor and Mrs. John K. Royal for''
their dance to be given at the Boar I
of Trade hall 011 Monday, January 1,"
at 8.30 o'clock, in honor of their
daughter Miss Elizabeth and their sou
J. Douglass Royal.