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IARTAX STAMPS ON STATE
LICENSES NOT REQUIRED
General Bell Says Federal
!' Government Cannot Impose Any
Specified Duties Upon Commonwealth
l! Officials in Collecting Revenue
I, Recently Insurance Commissioner
fhohueon asked an opinion of Attorney
Qeneral Bell as to whether tihe licenses
Issued by his department mußt be stamp-
Hi with the war tax revenue stamps.
Shese licenses are issued to insurance
tympanies, agents and brokers, wiio are
ftquired to pay for them the fee set
Cy law. Attorney General Bell, aft-
Hr quoting the decisions on cases in-
Solving the same principle, says that
ff the federal government cannot by law
un(Qse any specified duties ir[on State
mate officials with reference to the
Uollection of the tax provided by the
j(ct of Congress." and concludes:
il " Whether the certificates or licenses
jdf authority issued by your department
JJre required to be stamped by the per
sons for whose benefit the same are is-
J ued is a matter which concerns the
federal government, and the persons
•; olding such certificates or licenses. It
* s no part of your otlicial duty to re
■< |uire such certificates or licenses to be
•stamped or to affix or cancel such
J) Governor Toner to-day signed the
iqommissions of J. Hay Brown, of Lan
caster, as Chief Justice of the Supreme
Sourt, which position he assumes in
anuarv by reason of being the oldest
(Justice in commission when Chief Jus-
Sice Fell retires; Robert S. Fraser, of
Supreme Court .Justice, and
Trauk M. Trexler, Superior Court diis-
Jfi. e. The commissions were ali execut
ed on parchment by James C. Deininger
Jin the highest style of art.
lilouey From Notaries
!' The Executive Department, through
Tener, has collected as fees
jfrotn the appointment of notaries pub-
Jjic duriwg t>he Tener term, up to the
(present, the sum of $127,250, all of
|kbich has been turned over to the
Jrtate treasury. Bach notary pays s2*i
JOn receipt of the commission, which
i holds Tor four years.
|The New Armory
The Hoard of Public Grounds and
• .Buildings having given the African
JM. E. ch-uroh building, on Steite street
*>elow Fourth, to the Governor's Troop
Jtent free for an armory until suoh
time as the State desires to remove it
Ito use tlhe ground for park purposes,
[the church • congregation will vacate
•about April 1, when the troop will
Jtnove in sifter making a number of ai
'teratiolis at its own expense. The act
treating the Oaipitoi Park Extension
iC'omniission, says the buildings on the
'new park grounds must be acquired
Jbv June 1, 1917, but does not say that
rthey must be removed at once, so the
troopers will have at least two years
in their new quarters.
Board of Pardons
The Board of Pardons adjourned
yesterday afternoon ahearing
aitfiiiuent in half of the cases on the
Ji™, swid will meet attain on Tuesday
morning next, to he'- the remainder
after which an executive session will
be held dnd aietiou taken in al-i of the
Attended McClaln Dinner
Governor Tener and Private Secre
tary Gaither last evening attended the i
Winner given in Lancaster to Lneu-ten
ant Governor-elect Frank B. McClaia, !
l>v his friends.
Among the statesmen wiio we on |
"the Hill yesterday afternoon were for
mer Speaker Alter, Allegheny; Senator'
Salus, Philadelphia: Senator Thomp
son, Beaver; Senator Snyder. Sehuvl-1
kiW, and founer Congressman Hicis,
Secretary Houck attended the din-;
ner U> (Governor-elect Brumbaugh, in i
Philadeipihia, last night.
Lieutenant Governor Reynolds was a
guest at the McClain dinner in Lan
caster last night.
Governor Tener to-day appointed the
following named persons as Justices of
!*• J; C. -Myers. Alderman,
ward, Qil City, Venango eounty;
Krnest H. Oslinger, Middlecreek town
ship, Snyder county; Calvin K. Morgan
West Brownsville, counts;
Charles S. Chapman, Freehold township]
TO COMPLETE PLANT BY M*Y
Several Sites Have Been Offered to
Merchants' Ice Company
The directors of the Merchants' Ice
Company, otf Harrisburg, met lastt even
nig at the Hotel 'Metropolitan for the
election of officers and general tousiness.
This company, which was in course of
formation during ttlie summer and fall,
was incorporated as a Pennsylvania cor
poration on November 30. Its general
pun/ose is the- manufacture and sale of
ice at reduced cost, two dollars per ton
on the factory platform.
Lewis R. Simonetti was elected presi
dent of the corporation; L. W. Kay
vice president, and Henv iM. Hare, treas
The directors of the company were
authorized at a meeting of the* stock
holders held I>ecomber 11, to proceed
with the erection of a plant. They are
netermined to deliver ke not later than
May 1, 1913. The representations of
several companies manufacturing icc
fnakiflg machinery have stated fheli
willingness to contract for the erectioh
of a plant completed by that date.
were appointed to report
to the board on tlhe following subjects:
!ite and grounds, machinery and equip
ment, 'buildings, contracts for ice,
printing and incidentals. The directors
will hold weekly meetings from this
until the comvletion of the plant.
A number of sites well adapted to
tie business of the 1-ompany have been
Offered and are under consideration. It
is expected that active work on the
erection of 'buildings and the setting of
machinery foundations will be begun
not later than January 10, 115.
Arrest All Naturalised Germans
Loadon, Dec. 17, 3.25 P. M.—All
naturalized Germans in the seaport of
Snnderland, a short distance north of
the English coast towns which were
bombarded by the Germans yesterday,
"w*re arrested over night, according to a
dispatch published by the Exchange
SHIPS SUNK BY MINES
IN TIE NORTH SEA
Cittaue4 From First Pace.
to New Castle, in which all traffic has
been stopped, embraces the entire field
iu which the German raiders operated.
Scarborough, via London, Dec. 17,
1.33 P. iM.—The steamer Princess
Olga, bound for Aberdeen, Scotland,
struck a mino off here last night and
went down. The crew of eighteen men
landed in their own boats.
The British steamer Princess Olga
was a coaster of 438 tons and 185 feet
long, and was built in 1901. The Biter
water also was a small coaster, 743
tofts, 255 longs and built in 1907.
London, Dec. 17, 4.45 P. Mi—lu a
dispatch from Rome the correspondent
of the "Central News" says:
"A Trieste official has anuounced the
blowing up by a mine aud the sinking
of the Austrian trailing ship Beethov
en. with the loss of the crew and all
the cadets on board."
BIC TIME PLANNED FOR KIDS
Central High School Committees Ar
ranging for Wednesday's
Work has been started by commit
tees of Central High school students in
charge of the Christmas entertainment
to be given next Wednesday morning in
the auditorium of the school at which
thirty-five children from tlhe Day Nur
sery will be present and will receive
gifts from a thoroughly reliable Santa
The gifts for the girls of the Nur
sery will be purchased with the money
donated, by a committee of senior girls
headed by Pauline llouck and gifts for
the boys will be bovigilt bv William
Heffelfinger's committee. David Burns
will impersonate Santa Claus. Commit
tees have been appointed as follows:
Candy, nuts, stockings, Marguerite
Butler, Frances Burtnett. Lillian Speak -
man, Margaret Welt.man, Irene Stin-
SOH, Sarah Nunemaeher -and Mildred
Day: stage committee, Benjamin By
era, 'Harold Houtz, Jonathan 'Black, Ed
ward Roth, Arthur Winn, Harry Rote,
Paul Seilbanier, Earnest Diffenbaeh,
W'alter Smeltzer, William Bingham,
Tlhvood Baker, Leroy Smucker, Zeigler,
Lynch and Nissley; Christmas tree com
mittee, Catherine Kelker, Kmiiia
Keenev, Mary Tit/.el, Gertrude Wilson,
Gertrude Edwards, Ivattierine Peters,
C'uarles Segel'baum, Karl Peters, Samuel
Froehlieh and Jay Smith; lighting com
mittee, Kenneth Patterson, Richard Ha
mer, Carrol Deuney, LloydPieree, Ralph
Pierce. Ralph Mickey, Edward Lancey
aud Homer Balt'bangh.
HEPTASOI'HS PLAN TRIP
Booster Committee Arranges for a Visit
to MarysviUe Next Saturday
The booster committee of the Hepta
sophs in this vicinity will pay a visit to
the conclave in MarysviUe on Saturday
night. Heptasopbs will take t#ie car aV
Market square at 7 o'clock on that
This booster committee is composed
of the members of the conclaves of !Har
j risburg, Steel'ton, West Fairview and
I Marvsville. This committee is now mak-
I ir.g arrangements for a tine entertain
meat and reception to be held on Tues
i day evening, January 26. for all Hep
; tasophs and their friends. There will
be singing toy the German Glee Club and
speeches by Olin Bryant, of Philadel
[ piiia; Edward Scheffield, supreme organ
izer. of Brooklyn, and Benjamin X.
I Nead, of Harris'burg.
The officers of t'ho 'booster committee
are: L. O. Phillips, treasurer; E. J.
Seidles, secretary; W. \V. Britsch, as
sistant secretary, and E.E. Ewing. E. J.
Walsh, Mr. Bolger and Mr. Britse'i) on
the entertainment committee.
BANK FILES AN OLD DEED
Instrument Making Conveyance of Lot
in Market Square Is Recorded
Tiie original deed making the con
veyance of the plot of ground which
now is the site of the Harrisburg Na
tional Ba.nk, Market. Square, 'has 'been
turned over to the"Dauphin eountv Re
corder to toe entered in tfhe county's
official records. It is nearly 100 years
old, bearing date of September, 1817,
and is yellow with age. 'However it is
The deed was unearthed several days
ago, while one of the bank employes
was making a search among old papers
for toank records.
Harry 'L. Yingst and Beulah Fill
Charles T. Schillot, Philadelphia, and
Anna ! H. S%ill, Lewistown.
George C. Sellers and Martha Sein
Rolla E. Lehman, York Springs, and
Daisy E. Moody, Dillslburg.
Clyde 'C. \V Boiling Springs,
."nd Florence B. Block, Carlisle.
TECH BOYS ON THE JOB
Will Distribute Presents Among Open
Air Kids Next Wednesday
The Ktudeats of Technical 'High school
are planning a surprise for the open air
kids next Wednesday. The Tech boy*
have secured a promise from Santa
Glaus that he will toe tfiiere to distribute
presents to all of the pupils of tooth
of Harristourg's open air schools. So
the students are trying to aid Santa toy
finding out what each of the kiddies de
The entertainment will be entirely in
the hands of the Tech students, Nor
man Stiteler presiding. Cornelius Men
ger has promised to give an address of
ORDINATION TO MORROW
Services Will Be Held at_ 10 O'clock at
Trinity Church, Steeltoa
Bishop James Henry Darlington will
to-morrow morning ait Trinity Episcopal
churcth, Steely (in, ordain the Kev. 8. H.
Rainey to the priesthood and J. Davies
and Lewis Davies to the deammate.
The ordination services will open at
Following the ordinations, luncheon
will be served to visitors by the Indies
of Trinity church.
Artistic Printing at Star-Independent.
HARRISBURO STAR-INDEPENDENT. THURSDAY EARNING. DECEMBER 17, 1914.
PRETTY "NURSES" INVADE
THE ORPHEUIR THEATRE
Wearing Bed Cross Uniforms, They Are
Selling Candles and Nuts in the
Audience to Aid the Home and War
Garbed a- ; Red Cross nurses, but dis
pensing home-made eandies and salted
peanuts instead of bandages and dress
ings for wounds, a score of pretty
misses are doiug duty—genuine relief
duty, too —-at the Orpheum theatre to
day. It is recalled that this is ''Bel
gian Week" in that theatre.
They are working for the Geueral
Supply Division of the Home and War
Relief Association, and the product of
their sales will help ulong the work by
purchasing supplies and paying for
making up of clothing and supplies.
In charge of the work is the com
mittee composed of Mrs. Mercer B.
Tate, Mrs. C. E. Covert, Mrs. M. E.
Olmsted and Mrs. W. E. Seel. The
"nurses,'' who did duty at the Zembo
sale earlier in the week,'are Miss Esther
Hutmau, Miss Catherine Thome, Miss
Esther Adams, M:ss Marie Melville,
Miss Madeline Shoaf, Miss Kathryn
McCloskey, Miss Emma Morrow, Miss
Helen Roberts, Miss Ann Fogarty, Miss
Emily Vanderloo, Miss Ruth Kirkup,
Miss Margaret Bacon, Miss Emily Mor
row, Miss Ann Fissel, Miss Marf
Koons, Miss Marie McCalley, Miss
Miller, Miss Irene McCalley,
Miss Hilda Fohl and Miss Mary Roth.
On Saturday headquarters will be
opened at ■? South Front street for pub
lic inspection and active operations.
The Red Cross flag floats there now,
and every division is shewing activity
as the hour approaches when first
batches of unsewn clothing is to be
given out to the seamstresses of this
city who will convert them into warm
suits aud dresses for the suffering Bel
Every detail of the work has been
attended to. The proper kinds of wool
uud special needle* for knitting it are
on sale at extremely low prices, so
that the work of manufacture may be
facilitated. A bulletin board, giving
shipping dates, general and specific
needs of certain kinds of materials or
clothing and dates a.nd hours of com
mittee meetings, has bopn placed in
Free service from corporations and in
dividuals has been given to the general
committee. The Harrisburg Gas Com
pany is furnishing gas without cost.
McCreath Brothers ha~e contracted to
give coal and wood for nothing; while
George C. Fager & Sons and J. W.
Morrow havt done tin work and plumb
ing repairs without profit.
A booth for the sale of Red Cross
stamps has been opened in the parcel
post sub-station 111 the Donaldson
building, 206 North Second street. The
original supply of 3,500 Red Cross
stamps at the postotlice has been ex
hausted. Miss Margaret Turner, in
charge of this booth, expects to sell
15,000 stamps this year. She disposed
of 1-0,000 last year in the postoffice. ]
PROFITS TO BELGIANS
United Manufacturing Company Will
HMd Big Belgian Sale
In accord with the various move
ments to raise funds to help the Bel
gians, the United Manufacturers' store,
9 North Market square, announces
that it will have "Belgian Day" sale
Mon-da/v, December 21, ami will give
one-tenth of the total moneys taken in
for the relief of the Belgian sufferers.
The prices on the merchandise will aot
be increased *" cover the donation. On
the other hauu, the original low prices
will apply to all merchandise.
One-tenth of the day's receipts will
be turned over to the proper party for
tiansmission to the relief commission.
The day's business will be audited by
a disinterested 'party who will be se
lected between now and Monday.
THIS APRON WASHINGTON'S?
Matons Interested ill Insignia Believed
to Have Belonged to First President
Freemasonry in this city and vicin
ity is interested in an apron of a mem
ber of the Blue Lodge which appears
to have been the one worn by George
Washington a-s a member of the lodge
in Alexandria, Va. It has just come
into the possession oif Jay C. 'SaJtz
giver, Jr., ajid is being exhibited in
the display window of his antique
store at 21!5 North Second street.
The apron, is of the retgulatMn
sheepskin and common size and shape,
lias every appearance of great
is under glass in a heavy frame. The
frame, an excellent piece oif workman
ship in its day, would be styled '' gin
gejtoready" or something else nowa
days. MT. Saltzgiver says the frame is
at least sixty years oid, and thds is
borne <wt by the details ot' the fram
Under the glass, aibove the apron it
self, is a printed sJiip, yeliow with age.
'' Masonic apron, owned and worn
by Gen. George Washington in the Ma
sonic Lodge at Alexandria, Va., pre
sented by him to U&iersl Horatio
Gates and later came into the posses
sion of Mrs. Gen. W, C. Anderson, a
descendant of Gen. Gates, who present
ed it in 1854 to Dr. R. N. Short upon
his beiwg made a Mason in Missouri
Lodge, No. 1. of St. Louis, Mo."
Sometime after becoming a Mason'
in Missouri, Dr. Short moved to Pcnn
eydvania and made Ties home,in Oenter
ville, Cumberland county. The apron
has just toeen handod to Mr. Saltzgiver
by heirs otf Dr. Short who are settling
his estate and who have commissioned
the Hairrisburg man to dispose of the
Casualties Among Berlin Residents
Amsterdam, ' Dee. 17, via London,
5.45 ! P. M.—-Berlin newspapers reach
ing there declare that a majority of
the seventy thousand residents of Ber
lin who went to the front have lost
their lives. Other statistical informa
tion given by these papers is that of
the organized workers of Germany,
who number <61,000, about 31 per
cent, are no-w in active military serv
Elected Cambria Steel Directors
Philadelphia, Dec. 17.—Samuel T.
Bodine, president of the United Ga
Improvement Company, and Childs
Frick, son of Henry C. Frick, were to
day elected members of the board of
director* of the Cambria Steel Com
pany. They All vacancies that have
existed fur soiue time.
DIVIDED ON PLAN
TOJLUT TAJ RATE
CnttaiH from Pint Pa**-
tax rate is established for 1915 it will,
in their opinion, be absolutely neces
sary to re-establish the uine and one
half mill rate for 1916. The Mayor's
opinion, he said, is based upon the fact
that treasury balances and other funds
amounting to something like $50,000
are now available £or appropriation,
whereas at the end of 1915 the treas
ury balances will be little or nothing.
Besides, when the budget is made up
for 1916, the Mayor said, it will be
necessary to make an appropriation of
$22,000 to the sinking fund out of
which the city's bonded debt is being
paid. No such appropriation is being
provided for this year, since there is
sufficient money on hand to take care
of the first installment of bonds, which
are of the five-year series.
While the Mayor expressed belief
that it will be necessary* next year to
re-establish the nine and one-half mill
tax rate, if the mildage is decreased
this year, he added that ho does not
intend to discourage reducing the mill
age this year. There was some talk
in official circles this morning to the
effect that a reduction in the tax rate
tflns year might moan a ten-mill rate
for 1916. One of the Gity Commis
sioners said: "we take no stock in
Among t'he items which have been
hacked from the tentative biM are a
SI,OOO appropriation for ho automo
bile for t'he City Sealer of Weights and
Measures; $1,200 for an assistant to
the plumbing inspector, and $3,600
for the food inspection deipartment.
The food deipartment,
through the laying of a special license
tax is now self-sustaining.
It is now practically certain tihat
tohe requests for one additional police
man; iocream of 1180 a year iu the
salary of Joseph Ibach, one" of t'he city
detectives, and an increase of S3OO in
the annual salary of Chief of Police
Hutchison, will be allowed.
LOOTS TWO BANKS .
AND IS CAUGHT
Cnliawi From First Pace.
the cut, but up to an early hour this
afternoon the bandit was st-l"l at large.
The wnrk of the Cincinnati automo
bile bank resembled in a re
markaibde decree the actions of Frank
u this c 't. v > the confessed
iwxber of the Union bank of Aitoona.
Hohl escaped from the Blair county
jjaiil after his arrest in Canon, 0., and
has not been heard of siiu-e except
wheu a mi;divine bearing an Indiana
license tax drew up at his residence, on
North Court street, early one Sunday
morning and gave rise to the story
that the auto contained Holil.
OBJECT TO PROPOSED SITE
Dozen Property Owners and Manufac
turers Oppose Putting Asphalt Plant
at Cameron and Kittatinny Sts.
A dozen protests from individual
property owners /and manufacturers
have been lodged with the City Com
missioners against the plan to' ©stab
ish tlhe pro-posed municipal asphalt re
pair plant at the southwest comer of
Cameron and Kittatinny streets. High
way Commissioner Lvnch, at thf Tues
day meeting of the City Commissioners,
introduced an ordinance carrying an
appropriation of $9,675 with which to
lbuv the Cameron site for the plant.
Manufacturers contend that if the
Commissioners carry out their present
j lan they will discourage the possibil
ity of tha/t section becoming a greater
business and manufacturing center. Ar
thur I). Bacon, of the C. Bacon Co., who
formerly was president of the old Se
lect Council, in a lccter to the Commis
sioners to-day pointed out that his com
pany moved its candy factory to Canf
eron street "to get away from a dirty
section of the cMr\ "
Tlio.sc protecting further claim that
there is more or less- dirt and stench
around an asphalt, plant and suggest
that the plant be placed in another
section of the city, ( jty Commissioners
to day said that every effort has been
made to o-btnin a site' for the plant in
another section of Harrisburg, although
they have been unsuccessful. Tf an
other suitable site can be purchased,
the Lynch ordinance -will be amended,
it is said.
GROVE'S SIDE BEING HEARD
Witnesses Express Belief York Avenue
Building Is Unsafe
Further hearing in the injunction
proceedings by whic'h James J. Lynch
and W. P. Martin, contractors, seek
to have Judge MeCarrell issue an order
restraining Building Inspector James
H. Grove fro-m razing the three-story
apartment house at 603 York avenue,
was held in court to-day. Many wit
nesses yet remain to be called by the
City anil a decision will not 'be obtained
for several days, at least.
Grove 'has "condemned the York ave
nue house as unsafe because of a bulgod
wall. The contractors declared the
Building Inspector and John Wagner,
the owner of the apartments, entered
into a conspiracy whereby the building
would be razed and the contractors
cheated out of their money, something
Judge tMoCarrell yesterday stated
from tlhe ibench that 'lie will decide all
foin'ts at one time. He added:
"N T o evidence has been advanced thue
far to support the conspiracy charge. "•
The majority of the witnesses heard
to-day were contractors and builders
who expressed the belief that the Ibuild
ing is unsafe.
PORTO RICAN BOYS IN JAIL
Came to Tfcig Oity and Sought Aid at
Chief of Police Hutchison will try to
have deported two Po:to ltican boys
who walked into Harrisburg this morn
ing nearly frozen. The boys are An
tonia Mantallio, 18 years old, and
Frank Lebeo, 17 years.
They came to New York 'by working
their way on a ffteamer and "could not
find passage home. Suuday 's snow was
the first they ever saw. Both said their
school teacher had told tfoem about the
snow in this country, Ibut therv thought
•he was fooling tbm. They were near
ly frozen when they appeared ait police
headquarters and asked for aid this
morning. They were committed to jail.
DO NOT FEAR IMPEACHMENT
Say It Would Not Be Dignified for
Them to Discuss Threat of Commu
ters' Lawyer to Start Action to
Have Them Ousted From Office
The threat of Edwin M. Abbott, at
torney for some business men and the
Commuters' Association of Philadel
phia, that he will start proceedings in
an effort to throw out of office the Pub
lic Service Commissioners, in the event
of certain things developing, had not
materialize by noon to-day, and the
Commission is. still doing business at
the old stand.
Mr. Abbott's grievance is based on
the contention that the Commission
tipped the railroad officials off as to its
decision in the passenger rate rase be
fore the decision was conveyed to the
complainants, and he holds that this
is a violation of the law and renders
the Commissioners liable to be thrown
out of office. To that end lie visited
Governor Tener yesterday afternoon,
and laid his case before the Governor,
who said he would confer with Attor
ney General Bell and let Mr. Abbott
know what the chief law officers says.
Mr. Abbott left for Philadelphia last
evening and on his arrival there an
nounced he will await developments,
but he has not yet made public just
what particular developments he is
awaiting before ho proceeds against
In the office of the Commission to
day it was said that the decision of
that body in the Vailroad passenger]
rate cases had been given to the rail-]
road officials as soon as possible in or
der that they might have time to pre
pare their tickets before the new rates,
as decided upon by the Commission,
should go into effect. While this action
may have been irregular, it is held no
body was injured by it.
None of the Commissioners seemed in
the least perturbed to-day over Mr.
Abbott's threat, and all declined to dis
cuss it on the ground that to notice it
would be undignified, as it was scarcely
worthy of notice.
Application was made to the Public
Service Commission to-day by officials
of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Com
pany for a rehearing on the 100-trip
ticket ruling. It is contended that the
company's commuter service is not
remunerative and that the 100-trip
tickets are sold over a very short part
of its lines. The Commission will con
sider the application later to-day and
also discuss the application of Mr. Ab
bott for a rehearing of the rate case.
H. L. Everett, of Norristown, pro
tested to the Public Service Commis
sion this morning in regard to the re
striction placed upon the 100-trip tick
et by the Commission's recent ruling,
alleging that the cost of that ticket
between Xorristown and Philadelphia
has been increased more than 60 per
cent., and that it is now good for only
six months instead of twelve, as here
M. N. Bailey, of Boyersford, filed
a similar complaint regarding the 100-
trip ticket sold between Royersford and
'Philadelphia, alleging that the rate
has been increased 94 per cent., and
thie life of the ticket cut in two. Mr.
Bailey objects particularly to the lat
AGED RESIDENT EXPIRED
Francis Flury, 84 Years Old, Died at
Middletown Last Night
Middletown. Dec. 17. Francis
Flury, 84 years old, died at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. John H. Kramer,
Emaus street, at 12 o'clock last night.
The funeral services will be held on
Friday evening at the home of Mrs.
Kramer, with whom he resided, at 7.30
o'clock, the Rev. W. R. Riddington,
pastor of the Methodist Episcopal
I church, officiating. The body will be ta
ken to Wrightsville for burial on Sat
Mr. Flury was born and raised in
VYrightsville and lived there until about
12 years ago, when he came to Middle
town to live with his daughter. He
leaves three children, Mrs. J. H. Kram
er, Mrs. J C. Cries, of Newark, N. J.,
and William Flurv, of this place. One
brother, Augustus, living in Wrights
ville, also survives.
A. A. EATON DIES SUDDENLY
Was Well Known in Eastern Part of
Abram A. Baton, 76 years old, a
salesman who was well known in thte
eastern part of the United States, died
last night at 10.15 o'clock at the home
of his daughter, 1735 Market street.
Mr. Eaton had been complaining of ill
health for th e last week, but his con
dition was not thought to be serious
until last night.
Mr. Eaton had been very active dur
ing the Stough campaign and has been
in regular attendance at the taber
The funeral services will be held to
morrow evening at 7.45 o'clock at the
home, the Rev. W. H. Dallman, pastor
of the Market Street Baptist church,
officiating. Further services will be held
on Saturday morning at Kingsley,
Susquehanna county, and burial will be
STEELTON MAN SUCCUMBS
Daniel Nickens, Father of tlia Eev. B.
H. Nickens, Dies
Daniel Nickens, 79 years old, died
yesterday morning at his home, 519
Myers street, Steelton. Fuueral services
will be held to-morrow afternoon at 1
o 'clock at the parlors of Undertaker
Charles 11. Mauk, Sixth, and Kelker
streets, Harrisburg, the Rev. Mr. Tol
liver officiating. Burial will be.in Lin
He leave* a son, the Rev. R. H. Nick
ens, of Steelton, and one daughter,
!Mrs. Margaret Deemis, also of Steelton.
James Heck Dies
James tfleck, the son of iMr. and (Mrs.
Junes G. Hock, died yesterday after
noon at the home of this parents, 4.822
Logan street. The funeral services will
be held to-morrow morning at 10
o'clock, tfhe Rev. B. H. Hart officiating.
The body will be taken to Enola "by Un
dertaker Charles H. Mau'k for buriaJ.
Samuel Carter Killed
Word has been received here of the
death of Samuel I. Carter, 37 years old,
son ft IMrs. Henry Carter, 1712 Walnut
street. IMr. Carter .was killed by a fall
ing tree in Macon, North Carolina. The
body is expected here to-morrow when
funeral arrangements will be made.
George A. Gorgas, Edw. F. Doehne,
President. VICB President.
Security Trust Co.
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Open J. 0. S. Poorman,
Saturday Evening, Treasurer
7 to 9
36-38 North Third Street
S6OO FOR PARADE PRIZES
Mummers' Association Make Final De
cisloo at Meeting Last
More than S6OO will be offered in
prizes for the participants of the mum
mers' parade on New Year's Daiy by the
HarrisSburg Mummers' Associaliou, the
association so decided at a meeting last
evening. Chairman Koen, of the finance
committee, reported that the finances
were in good shape and that local mer
chants were contributing liberally.
The official list of prizes for the parade
Beet comic organization or club, first
prize, $25; second prize, sls; best
comic individual costume, $5; best com
ic unpaid band, $25; most comic team,
$10; organization or club malting the
•finest appearance, first prize, $75; sec
ond prize, $35; team making finest ap
pearance, $10; unpaid band making fin
est appearance, SSO; ijid making fiucst
appearance, $10; individual ctuaraiCter,
$5; most elaborate costume, $10; sec
ond most elaborate costume, $5; finest
float, SSO; most original float, S3O;
best historical float, $25; finest decor
ated motorcycle or bicycle. $10; most
original motorcycle or 'bicycle. $5; most
historical motorcycle or bicycle, 5; city
organization having the most men in
line, $75; visiting organization having
most men in line, $7.5; best drilled <dub
or organization, SSO.
GUARD INSPECTION PLANNED
Governor's Troop Will Be Reviewed by
U. S. Army Man, January 4
An inspection of the different organ-
I izations of the National Guard of Penn
! svlvafcia will be held by officers of the
United States Army during the months
jof v January and February. These in
! will be separate and distinct
from the inspections to be held in
March, April and May by the National
j Guard inspectors.
The Governor's Troop will be in
| spected on Monday, January 4, and the
! headquarters of the Eighth regiment
in Harrisburg, and Companies D and
I of the Eighth, on Friday, January
15. The other organizations of the
Eighth regiment will be inspected as
follows: Band and Company G, Car
lisle, Monday, February 1; A and K,
York, Thursday, January 14; B, Ta
maqua, Wednesday, January 2<>; C,
Chanrbersburg, Tuesday, February 2;
K, M&hanoy City, Monday, January 18;
F, Huntingdon, Thursday, February 4;
H, Pottsville, Tuesday, January 19;
b, Bedford, Friday, February 5; M,
bewistown, Wednesday, February 3.
Captain James B. Kemper, Inspector-
Instructor, U. S. A., will inspect the
State Arsenal and the Fourth and
Eighth regiments, and Lieutenant Wil
liam H. Bell, Inspector-Instructor, U.
S. A., will inspect the cavalry, including
the Governor's Troop.
WRAP YOUR WATER METERS!
Commissioner Bowman Tells How to
Prevent Damage Through Freezing
Pointing out t(be danger and expense j
Attending the freezing at water meters I
Jlanry F. Bowma.ii, Ooimn.issioner of j
Public Safety, to-day addressed a let-;
ter to Harrisburg | rexperty owners unk
ing them to protect the meters from
cold by wrapping burlap bags, or old
carpet afbout them. The Commissioner's
*' Every one having a water meter
unprotected is advised to have aM cel
lar openings and tilie meter,if
necessary, wrapped with burlap or car
pet, thereby protecting it from freez
'' Ijaat winter there were between
three aJid four hundred meters prac
tically destroyed by freezing in our
city. The cost of repairing a frozen
meter ranges from J2.25 to |4.75.
This amount is paid by the property
owner, tiie city making no charge for
its labor, suki'ng only the price of
the parts This department
does not make any profit for such
work. You can therefore see that tie
loss is entirely to the property own
Fire at Hotel Bollinger
The Washington Fire Company was
called at 3 erVrlock this afternoon to a
slight tire in the front room of the
Hotel Bollinger, ait Court and Chestnut
streets. A window curtain had caught
fire. Hhe damage was slight.
Undergoes Successful Operation
Rotiert Boltz, 1326 Vernon street,
underwent a successful operation at
the Polyclinic hospital this morning.
Artistic Printing at £tar-Indcpendeut.
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Furnished by H. W. Snavely, Broker,
Arcade Building, Walnut aud Court
New York, Dec. 17.
Open. P. M.
Alaska Gold Mines .... 24>:, 24%
Amal Copper 51 54
Amer Beet Sugar 30 31
i American Can 20% 2614
lAm Car and Foundry Co 4 5 45
! Am Ootton Oil 4 0 40
] Amer Smelting 58% 58%
Araconda 26'/. 26',:.
I Atchison 93% 93%,
| Baltimore and Ohio .. 69% 69%
Bethlehem Steel 4 0% 40 > 4
do pfd 79 79
Brooklyn B T 8 5'/., 85%
California Petroleum .. 16% 15%
do pfd 47 47
Canadian Pacific 157% 157%
Central Leather 36% 37%
Chesapeake and Ohio .. 43 44
Chi, Mil aud St lPaul . , 90% 90%
Chino Con Copper 34% 34%
Col Fuel and Iron ... 24% 24',£
Consol Gas 119% 119%
Erie 22 22%
General Electric Co .. . 140 140
Goodrich B F 25 25
Great Northern pfd .. 115 115 %
Great Northern Ore, suibs 26% 26%
Intenboro Met .". 12% 12%
Intertwro Met pfd ~ . 51% 51%
Lehigh Valley 135 . 134%
'Missouri Paci'fic 10 9%
Nev Consol Copper ... 12% 12%
New York Central ... 82% 82%
NY,N 'H and H 55% 55%
Norfolk and Western . I'ol% 101 %
Northern Pacific 102% 101 %
Pennsylvania R R 107% 108%
Press Steel Car 34% 34%
Ray Con Copper 16% 16%
Reading 148 148
Southern Pacific 85% 85%
Southern Ry 16% 16%
Union Pacific 118% 118
U. S. Steel 50% 51
do pfd 104% 104%
Utah Copper 49 49
Vir.-Carolina Chem. ... 21 21
I Western Maryland .... 14'/ 3 14%
W. U. Telegraph 58% 55%
Westinghouse Mfg .... .08 68
Texas Company, ex-div. 2% per cent.
Philadelphia 2 P. M. Prices
By Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Dec. 17.—Two p. m.
Cambria Steel 42%
General Asphalt 32%
Lehigh Valley .. .. .| 67%
Pennsylvania Railroad 54%
Pha. Company 35
j l'hii. Rapid Transit 13
Reading General Mtg. 92%
IStorage Battery 49
United States Gas Imp 82%
U. S. Steel . 51 %
Chicago Grain Market
Chicago, Dec. 17.
December 118% 120%
May 122% 123%
July 115% 116%
December 62% 61
May 69% 70
December 4S 48
-May 52 52%
Chicago Board of Trade
Chicago, Dec. 17.—Close:
Wheat—Dec., 120%; May 123%.
Corn—Dec. 64; May, 70%.
Oats—Dec. 48%; May 52%.
Pork—J ad. 18.40; Mav, 18.87.
Lard—Jan. 10.12; May, 10.37.
Bibs—Jan. 10.02; May, 10.32.
Carranaa Garrison Fires on Besiegers
Nai-o, Ariz., Dec. 17.—'The Carranza
garrison of Naco, Sonora, opone I fire
with artillery at daylight to-day on
the entrenchments of the Maytorena
besiegers. The evident effort there to
provoke a reply from Maytorena failed
up to 9 o'clock.
Washington, Dec. 17.—The city of
Puebla, in the State of that name, has
been evacuated bv Carranza forces and
now is held by Zapatistas. A report
to the State Department to-day says
Carranza burned the railroad
station before departing.
Bill to Increase U. S. Army
B.V Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 17. Senator
Lodge to-day introduced a bill embody
ing Secretary Garrison 'b plan for in
creasing the aggregate mobile army to
fhll strength, for 1,000 additional otH
cers and for the discharge of soldiers
after 18 months' service in the regular
army to constitute an army reserve.