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SPEAKERSHIP FICHT IS
OPEN. ASSERTS PENROSE
Senator, In. Discussing the Slating of
Ambler, Who Is Favored by Brum
baugh, Says "Someone Is Jumping
(Special to the Star-lmlepenrienl. >
Philadelphia, Dec. 24. Senator Pen
rose puzzled the politicians on Tuesday
when, on his return from Washington,
4»e asserted that he knew nothing of
any agreement among Republican lead
ers to name Representative Ambler, of
Montgomery county, as next Speaker of
the State House. Ambler 'a candidacy,
it has been asserted, lias found favor
with Governor-elect Brumbaugh. The
Vares and their friends are behind it.
It was asserted that Senator Penrose
■was committed to Ambler. To this the
Senator replies that ''some one is
jumping at conclusions." Further it
was learned that Republican State
Chairman Crow, who lirst declared in
favor of a member from one of the
country districts, only learned of the
"agreement 011 Ambler" 011 Tuesday.
'Politically however, there was a
well-defined feeling that perhaps Sena
tor Penrose s statements were "simply
covering up the agreement so that the
appearance of making a 'slate' might
'be avoided." 011 the other hand, with
Representative Baldwin, of Delaware
county, stoutly maintaining that he is
still a candidate it tvas observed that
there were possibilities of a dissension.
Senator Penrose's interview opened
■with his statement that:
"The time for slatemaking has gone
by. There should be no agreement on
this question. It ii'ioud drift along, as
it has keen doing, so that when the
members meet at Harrisburg for the be
ginning of the session they will have
developed among themselves a senti
ment for or against theVandidates now
in the field. So far as I know, I have
said all along that 1 am a party to no
Then the Senator was asked, with
npei'ial reference to the ''agreement on
Ambler." whether or not all the talk
up to this time hail been merelv dis
erosion. He replied that he so viewed
Tt. Continuing, he characterized ' the
talk of an agreement as "speculation."
Henry I. Wilson, ot' Jefferson eountv,
visited Senator Penrose and Governor
♦dect Brumbaugh yesterday. an<l later
aunouneed that lie would continue in
the field as a candidate for Speaker.
Congressman-elect S. Taylor North,
Congressman \V. O. Smith'and Senator
Kurtz accompanied Mr. Wilson. Both
Richard J. Baldwin and Charles A. Am
'bler visited Senator Penrose. Mr. Bald
win announced that he would open
headquarters in the suite used by
George E. Alter in the Commonwealth
Shotel in Harrisburg on the night of
January 1. Mr. Ambler will open
headquarters 011 Januarv 2.
Dr. Brumbaugh will address the
State TeacHers' Association in Harris
biirg next Tuesday. 'He has also ac
' epted an invitation to deliver an ad
dress on nlavgrouniis at Allentown in
May, the definite date to be determined
EXPRESS HITS BOX ( Alt
Engineer Stroud Injured in Jumping
to Save His Life
Buffalo Express south, shortly tie
fore 6.30 o'clock last evening ran into
a derailed box car at Herr street. En
gineer Lewis P. Stroud. 5 4 North Sev
enteenth street, suffered a badly bruis
ed and wrenched right when he
jumped from his locomotive. He was
the only one injured. After being treat
ed at the Harri.Vourg hospital, he was
sent to his home.
The box car was bumped by a loco
motive (Jn to the track on which the
express was speeding. Engineer
Stroud applied the brakes and jumped,
probably staving his life, as his side
of the engine cab was badly damaged.
The express was then an hour late and
many oi' the passengers left the train
at Herr street.
( I T IX COAL HATES SOON
Service Commission Ready to Sign An
thracite Freight Charge Order
(Special to tiie Star- llHll' pendent.)
Philadelphia, Dec. 24. —The order of
the Pennsylvania Public Service Com
mission to the coal-carrying
afi'ected by the recent decision of the
Commission calling for a reduction of
4u cents per ton in freight rates on
coal will be served ou the companies
before the end of this week.
This was announced here by Com
missioner Samuel W. Penny packer. The
order has been drown, but lacks the sig
nature of the chairman of the Commis
sion. Commissioner Pennypacker said it
will be executed as soon as it is
CHHIKTU \* I.KI:I:TI\I.
By Mar? Margaret Clark
If we only knew the heartaches
Of the many, many poor !
We would do with less for Christmas
And peep in the needys door.
Just to «'--e where we might gladden
And make bright a home or two;
We'd be surprised for we could spare
And never miss things nice and new. I
Have you children? If you love them
Here's a lesson you can teach:
Tell them of the manv poor
Then '•practice what you preach."
From the bunch of nice new tovs
Your loved ones could hut spare I
One or two. They'll never miss them, i
Thus others pleasure sure will share.
With dear children and their parents
Who don't have enough to spare
To buy gifts that sladden childhood
Hut food and clothes they must share. 1
There is not one human being
Hut would bless this Christmas time
If he shared with some poor needv.
Sueh will ne'er forget to pray
That God's love and fullest blessing
May ever help each one to feel
l.oosened purse-strings for tile poor
Will richly reward them when we '
TII tiiank God fur our many blessings
And ask for guidance from .above
Our hearts will throb, our souls will
A glad glad Christmas. "God is love."
Loving neighbor, dearest friends,
Let us try this Christmas time
For surely each and every one
Can spare some gift or a kindly line.
For the rich are often hungry.
Not for gifts that money would give,
But for love and good kind words
That help us all In faith to live.
Just get busy, every one!
Time is short, we goon will hear
Christmas carols, Christmas music !
Kinging through the wintry air.
IAVI US all be ready, waiting
I'or joy and hope, to fill again
All our hearts, then f< el God's presence!
In "Peace on earth, good will to men." I
IN DYING BREATH
J HE NAMES SLAYER
CMtlHcd From First Pace.
1 person in the room when Seiders was
I brought in. Seiders looked neither to
, 1 the right nor to the left and 'but onoe
| his eyes sought the patient's face. When
: Seiders was told to stand "before Mills
! the latter raised himself with great cf
! fort ami with an indes finger pointed
; at the prisoner, saying that he was the
man who shot him.
Seiders Wore Cap on Fatal Night
The one point upon w>iiich Seiders
' hinges his defense is that he did not
wear a hat on then ight of the shoot;
1 ing an das Mills described the man
who attacked him, the latter wore a soft
hat. When arrested Seiders wore a cap,
which was the only contradiction he
made of Mills' accuaation.
The dead man said he knew the pris
oner by sight. As a result of the ante
mortem statement of Mills. County IV
teetive Sattezahu has made information
before Alderman .Miller, charging Seid
ers with the crime. The prisoner was
taken to the county jail for a heating
next Tuesday evening.
Chief of Police Zimmerman has no
•■eminent to make concerning the case
at this time, except to say that the ef
forts are being made to locate the sec
ond holdup man.
LOT O*F W3RR AWfIITS WOM2N
Employment Can Be Given Monday
by Relief Association to All
A "speedy and efficiency" record
j that will be difficult to exceed,——even
1 equal,—in the opinion of experts, was
established yesterday by one woman
' who is making garments for tluv war
sufferers. She received her quota of
I unsewn clothing at 11 a. m. At 4.10 p.
j 111. she was back at headquarters, 7
| South Front street, with what proved
1 to be sufficient finished garments to se
! cure her $1 wages. Mrs. Charles B. Pa
ige r, „lr., and Mrs. W. E. Seel, of the
I supplies division, of the Home and
War Relief Association, pronounced the
garments exceptionally well made.
Of course that woman was given an ,
other lot of material, and if there were
no restrictions as to the amount of!
money one woman may earn, she could j
possibly beat a skilled mechanic's pay j
envelope in size by the end of the week.'
Just fi9 applications for work had
been received by 5 p. 111. vesterdav j
when the headquarters closed for the j
Christmas holiday. Of these, 22 had re-1
turned for additional material. More j
than 100 finished garments have been
produced in th e three working days, j
while about SSO worth of material is
on hand. Monday a big batch is due!
from Blongh's which will give employ-j
ment to all who may ask.
The home relief division has given '
out a number of grocery orders to
needy women. One request for shoes,
from a man who declared lie was walk
ing to Pittsburgh, was received. He
j was referred to the Associated Chari-j
The Red Cross division will be open
j Saturday morning from !t until 12 noon.
! All other departments will remain
j closed until Monday at 9 o'clock.
16 < 01 PLES FLAX TO WEI)
Big Rush to Get Marriage Licenses For
the Holiday Season
The ri»h for marriage licenses for
! use during the holiday season ha,l its
j start late yesterday afternoon and by |
I 110011 to-day sixteen couples had ob- j
! tained the necessary papers to wed.
; The applicants arc:"
Raymond K. Shuiltz, Hershey, and I
Ora A. Sheafl'er, Dillsburg; Fred W. j
Day, Jr., and Mary 8. Carlisle, city; I
Samuel Mangel, city, and Margaret j
Bishop, New Kingston; Lemon Troup j
and Leah Iseuberg, city; Edward L. I
1 jingle, Derrv Church, and Hannah E.
Buchanan, Palmyra; J. Normal Oassel, j
Palmyra, and Elsie Nl. Cromas, Derrv
Church; Arthur A. Etnoyer and Ruth
M. Stevenson, city; Elmer N. Ham
maker and Stella M. Ginder, Millers-1
burg; Charles W. Miller and Mabel
lloffa. Williamstown; Roxford M. j
CI a spy and Mary .1. Uarber, city; Wil
liam E. Gardner and Anna C. Bealm, j
Cumberland county; Christ Ham-maker, :
New Bloomfield, and Elizabeth McDan
el. city; Harry R. Whitmyer and Min-j
nie E. Dill, city; Arthur Hoffman. Mil- j
lersiburg, and Daisy Wilbert, Fis-her
ville; William C. truth and Sadie M.
Kohn, Philadelphia; James S. Kirk-j
ihoff, Reading, and S. Maibel Licken
CHRISTMAS PAY IS HELD I P
Thirty-five County Employes Will Not
Get Salaries Till Next Year
Charles L. Bover, one of the Direc- i
tors of the Poor; John P. Guyer, clerk I
to the directors, and the thirtv-three
employes at the almshouse, will not !
receive their half month's salary al
lowance until after the new 'veari
starts, because the available PoorDe-j
partment funds have practically all
been used up and the Countv Commis- 1
sioners yesterday failed to take action
on the Poor Directors'' request for a
requisition for an additional $3,500.
In the office of the County Commis- I
sioticrs it was said to-day that no ac
tion was taken on the requisition be
cause the Commissioners first wanted
to inquire whether the full amount'
sought by the poor board is nceessaryj
to carry 011 the business of that <le- j
partment until the close of the year.
Guyer said this morning; "Some-j
thing over *2,000 will be needed. 1 I
don't know exactly what amount. We
asked for $3,500 so that we would be
sure to have enough."
DECORATED CHARLEY'S TREE
But Fleckie Didn't Like the Ornaments
and Made Changes
Charles T. Fleck, desk officer at po-!
lice headquarters, had to redecorate hisj
Christmas tree this morning, the night
force having used some poor judgment j
in the trimming. Charley's pipe and 1
tobacco, together with numerous empty i
cigarette and cigar boxes and a fly
swatter were neatlv tied on it when he!
arrived at the office.
He went to work at once placing'
"regular" Christmas trimmings 011 the
tree before any visitors arrived, but it 1
was such a .joke that the other coppers!
told everybody about it. The principal
decoration in the yard beneath the tree!
is ?t pair of boxers, one labeled ' Fleck"
aud the other "Ibacb.'
HARRISBCJRG STAR-INDEPENDENT. TftFRSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 24, 1914.
MINOR ALLIES' SUCCESSES
REPORTED ALONC THE TYS
AND ELSEWHERE IN FRANCE
Paris, Dec. 24, 2.55 P. M.—The
French official statement given out th\s
afternoon recites a series of French sue
' cesses of apparently minor importance
I from the sea 011 the north to the frou
! tier of Alsace 011 the south. The loca
j tiqns where French troops have gained
j the advantage are as along the
! I-VB, in the region of the Aisne, in
' Champagne, near Perthes, in the Ar
| genne, in the forest of Apreraont and
j near St. Die.
, Fog prevented fighting near Arras
; and Verdun and there has been artillery
' activity southeast ut' Amiens, near
Ville-Sur-Tourbe and in the forest of
Apremont. The text of the communi
Brave Under Artillery Fiio
"From the seu to the Lvs we mada
progress by sapping operations in the
dunes and we repulsed 1111 attack in
trout of Lombsertzyde. At Zwprtellen,
to the southeast of Ypres, we occupied
■ a group of houses and we drove back as
far as the southern part of this village
1 a counter attack of the enemy. Thij
was done in spite of a very spirited lire
from the German artillery.
"The Belgian army pushed forward
certain detachments along the right
bank of the Yse • to the south of Dix
niude and organized a defensive work
protecting the head of a bridge. 111
the region of Arras he fog still made
] all operations impossible. To the east
and to the southeast of Amiens, espe
cially in the suburbs of l>nssigiiv, there
have been artillery exchanges.
Held Back Number of Attacks
"In the region of the Aisne the zou
aves during all day yesterday held back
a number of attacks. They remained
masters at a point near the road of
Puisleine, the (iernwn trenches occupied
bv us December 21. 111 Champagne we
strengthened the po-itions taken by us
in our advance of the night before in
the region of Cretonne and Rheims.
"Tn the vicinity of Perthes all the
counter attacks of the enemy 011 the po
sitions conquered by 11s December 22
were successfully repulsed. To the
northwest of Mesnil-Les-Bui lus we oc
ci pied German trenches for a distance
of 400 yards and we drove back a
I counter attack. The Germans endeav
ored to take the offensive in the direc
1 tion of Ville-sur-Tourbe, but our artil
| lerv dispersed them.
"In the Argonne wc took possession
of a piece of ground iti the forest of
Lsi Grime and in the vicinity of Baga
| telle we repulsed a German attack.
"In the region of Verdun the prev
i alence of fog made impossible the con
duct of any operations of importance.
The enemy delivered a counter attack.
! hnt without success, in the forest of j
Germans Routed From Trenches
"In the forest of A 'remont our ar
tillery demolished and caused the enemy
'to evacuate several trenches. Tn the
! Woevre district the French artillery re
; duced certain German batteries to '
| "In the region of Ran De Saut. to I
j the northeast of St. Die, our infantry j
i advanced with a rush and established ,
i itself on the territory thus gained. ,
There is nothing to report from upper |
"Russia: On the Bzn-a river the;
Germans have maintained themselves in
two positions. On t.lO contrary, at a
point north of So.dinczew thev were ;
driven back to the river which flows t >
j the southwest of this town. Their ef- j
I forts to debouch from Bolimow resulted
in failures. At the present time th» j
Germans are essaying to cro'ss the river
Rawka to the southeast of Skierniewice.;
•To the south of Hawa the Germans
are resisting stubbornly a pronounced
j Russian offensive movement iieing deliv
ered along the uorthern bank of the;
j river Pilica
CZAR AND lim VISIT
HOSPITALS IN MOSCOW
Moscow, Dec. 24, via Petrograd —:
Emperor Nicholas jn.i the Empress,
accompanied by their children, yester
: day visited a number ot' hospitals in
Moscow organized and maintained by
public and private associations. No
; table among these is tie Union of All
111 the evening the Emperor, who is ]
] in Moscow 011 his way back to Petro-1
j grad from the front in the Caucasus, j
received in the Kremlin Palace Prince j
Lyoff, chief coiiimissiouer of the Union j
iof All Russian Zemstvos, ami the j
Mayor otf Moscow, M. Tchelnokoff, who
is also commissioner-in-chief of the 1
1 Union of Russian cities. The commis
sioners gave accounts of the activities j
j of their respective unions and the Em- '■
peror expressed himself as greatly sat
isfied with their reports.
AWFUL TOLL AMONG THE j
BRITISH ARMY OFFICERS
[ Correspondence of the Associated Press. |
London, Dec. 15.- —The latest of-1
ficcrs' casualty list, covering the week
from December 8 to 15, sho-ws that 26
officers were killed and 81 wounded
during that time. No officers are re- !
i ported missing in the list.
The total casualties among officers 1
to datfe are 3,835, divided as follows:
Killed, 1,081; wounded 2,157; miss
ing, 602. •
Jap Battleship Off Peru Coast
Lima, Peru, Dec. 24. —The Japan
| ese battleship Hizen, accompanied by
a Japanese torpedo boat destroyer and
several English merchantmen, has an- j
chored seven miles oft' Puerto De Pis
, ura, 011 the northern coast of Peru, j
I The Hizen and the destroyer came:
from Soapuke, Mexico, and are prob
aldy conveying the merchantmen to
some South American port.
War Will Close Recreation Ground
Correspondence of the Associated Presn |
London, Dec. 15.—The Crystal Pal- 1
ace, London's famous r eereation 1
ground, will be closed to the puiblie I
from New Year's Day until the end of
the war, in order to provide training j
quarters for soldiers. It is estimated'
that at least 10,000 men will bunk in
the glass 'exhibition hall.
Will Prolong Moratorium
London, Dec. 24, 5.17 A. M.—The 1
announcement is made that the Swcd-!
isli government has decided to prolong
the moratorium for foreign detots until 1
Marey 1, savs a dispatch from Stock-1
holm to Reuter'a Telegram Company. I
Coatlnuril b'rom Firm Page,
blow a great uum'ber of noses, and at
this time of the year when colds in the
head are numerous ami when the "saw
dust cough'"" is prevalent, they may in
some cases be sadly tni&sed v There are
some silk handkerchiefs and some not
silk, but none of them is altogether
worthless anil all are being preserved to
await identification among the other
Coats and Umbrellas Found
So much for the yield of t)he saw
dust, aud it is a big one. There are
some articles, in addition, which were
not buried beneath the shaviugs. Over
coats and umbrellas, for instance. These
were left under the seats 1 , the latter in
some number. One woman's coat, among
the others, is a good one—too good to
throw away. The men's coats are not
all new ones, but they, too, have years
of service still before thein, and their
owners, 110 doubt, are eager to get them
back, rhe umbrellas are of ail varie
ties, suitable for keeping the snow off
of .just and unjust, alike.
All the articles found in the taber
nacle have been taken t 0 the place of
business of K. Gross, chairman of the
Stougii executive committee. If identi
fied to the complete satisfaction of those
having them in charge they will be re
turned to their owners.
It is believed that ilicre is still much
loose change concealed i the sawdust.
Oar -fill examination of the shavings is
under way and none of t'he money will
be allowed to slip by. By the time the
sawdust is removed" to the Mechanics
burg tabernacle it is safe to sav that
it will be stripped of all its treasures.
CHINESE CUSTOM REVIVED
President Appears Before Altar of
Heaven in Observance Neglected
Since Passing of Manchus
Hi/ Associated Press.
Pekiu, China, Dec. 24.—President
nan Shili Kai at sunrise yesterday up
pea red before the Altar of Heaven in
the Chinese city and revived the wor
ship of heaven at the winter solstice, an
observance neglected since the passing
ot the Mancliu dynasty in 1011. In
this the President of the republic took
upon himself a function and rite which
in the past always has been reserved
to the Einperor of China, in his ca
pacity of "Tien Tsz," or Son of
The President yesterday worshiped at
I the famous altar, the most important of
I all Chinese religious structures. It is
| located in a sacred park three miles
j from the Palace of the Emperors and
] is surrounded by sacred buildings. This
j altar formerly was regarded in China as
the center of the universe.
BAN FI T ON PUBLIC SALES
Live S;ock Board Rides Against Them
While Quarantine Lasts in County
I liless the quarantine for foot and
j month disease is lifted in Dauphin
county, there will be no spring sales
j such as usually accompany the removal
; of a farmer tenant from one farm to an
other, at which time he generally dis
i poses ot his surplus cattle and house
hold goods. Nor will there be any pub
lic sales on the farms where the farmer
proposes to leave the State and go West
or to any other section.
An order of the State Live Stock
Sanitary Board was interpreted to-dav
to mean that in every county in the
State that is under quarantine there
shall be no public sales on farms.
Should a sale take place in violation of
the order, the person holding the sale
is liable to a line.
Throughout Dauphin county many
sales have been advertised to be held,
but, unless the State Live Stock Sani
tary Board removes the quarantine or
changes the order relating to sales so
as to permit them to be made under
certain conditions, there will be no
sa'es in Dauphin county during the com
, Hi:XTIN<; COST 27 LIVES
Biggest Death Roll From This Cause in
History of Pennsylvania
The toll of death from accidents in
Pennsylvania during the hunting sea
son of 1914 was unusually heavy. With
but one district to hear from, the State
Game Commission to-day reported that
twenty-seven persons were killed iu the
Pennsylvania hunting fields, between
Sfpteni'icr 1 and the close of the sea
son. and ninety persons were injured.
Of the killed, only one was mistaken
for a deer and shot—a young State
forester in Ly< oniing county. The
greater part of the killing was causod
by careless handling of guns by the
men in the field.
This is the greatest nitnidier of hunt
ers killed in one year since the law was
passed requiring hunters net to shoot
at a deer until the horns could be seen.
H ANS LOBEHT GUEST OF TENER
Philadelphia Ball Player Compares
Notes With Governor on World Trip
Hans Lobert. the third baseman of
the Philadelphia National League
baseball club, was a guest of Governor
Tener this afternoon, coming here to
pay the Governor a long-promised vis
it in order that they might compare
notes of their baseball trips around the
Governor Tener was a member of the
AH-American team that went around
the world in 1889, and Hans took the
same trip last year as a member of one
of the Comiskev teams that toured the
"We both visited the saifie places,
but years apart," said the Governor,
"but Mr. Ijobert may have seen things
differently from what they appeared to
me, and' we will compare notes."'
Ijobert has not yet signed to play
with Philadelphia next year, but of
course his visit to the president of the j
league has nothing to do with that.
First Fire Loss $2f»0.72
Insurance adjusters this morning re
ported to Fire Chief Kindler that the
loss at the first fire in the Masonic
Temple on Saturday, November 21,
was $260.72. The fire at that time
started in a wall paper store at the
rear of the building.
Naturalist Muir Dlos in Hospital
By Associated Press,
I*oß Angeles, Dec. 2 4.—.John Muir,
the naturalist, died in a hospital here
today o? pneumonia. He was 76 years
Y. IH. C. A. ARRANGES ITS
PROGRAM FOB NEW YEAR'S
Public Reception and Entertainment
Will Mark the Sixtieth Annual Cel
ebration by Popular Association of
Advent of the New Year
Friday, January 1, 1915, will be a
gala day in t'lie history of the Young
Men's Christian Association, Second
and Locust streets. TMio occasion will
mark the sixtieth animal New V ear's
celebration in honor of the members and
their friends. There will be a public
reception and "open house" from 11
a. m. to 5 p. m„ at which time refresh
ments will be served to all. The entire
building will ibe thrown open to the
public, except the dormitory system.
■Men, women and children will be wel
comed, regardless of color, class, clique
or creed. Php association is desirous
of reaching the unemployed men ol
tihe city, aud to ail such a cordial imi
tation is extended for them to visit the
building and partake of tiie associa
tion's hospitality. At 3 o'clock in the
afternoon a gymnasium exhibition will
be given under the auspices of the
physical department and basketball
games will be played. This is always an
interesting feature of t'he New Year
In the eveniug will occur the mem
'bers' entertainment in Fahnestock hall.
The artist engaged is DeWitt Paxton,
of New York, the clever humorist, in
one of his original and unique pro
grams. Mr. Pax-ton is one' of the fun
niest men on the lyceum platform. Ad
mission to tihe rti embers' entertainment
will be tickets, only. Kverv member
in good standing will be entitled to
It is customary for thousands of peo
ple to visit the association building on
New Year's day, and this year will
be no exception to the rule. Commit
tees, consisting 0 t women -and men, will
serve throughout the day and even
ing. The Harrisburg Association is
noted for its New Year celebrations,
and that of January, 1915. is looked
upon to eclipse any of its predeeescors.
KILLED IN CINCINNATI HOI.DUP
Bandit Attempted to Rob Restaurant
in Frank Hohl Style
Hi/ Associated Press.
Cincinnati, 0., Dec. 24.—A man
whom the police believe to be Vlmile
Annan, of Louisville, Ky., was shot and
killed early this morning when he at
tempted to hohl uip and rob a restau
rant here. Albert Rentsehler, cook at
the restaurant, opened tire on the hold
u.p man when he saw the latter draw
a revolver and ca-11 "hands up."
Another man who accompanied the
i dead man and who escaped, also tired,
\ one of the shots striking Rentschler
j and inflictinlg a scalp wound,
j One week ago to-day Frank Hohl,
the auto bandit, of liarris'ourg, Pa.,
j was killed here by a policeman.
HOHL 8 BODY NOT SHIPPED
Police Advised That It Is Still Being
Held By Cincinnati Authorities
The body of Frank G. Hohl, the Hnr
risbung automobile bank bandit, who
was killed by policemen in Cincinnati
last Thursday after he had roibtbed two
'banks and fatally wounded Policeman
Knaul, has not yet been shipped from
Cincinnati for burial in this city, ac
cording to advices received by the
local police this morning. It is very
likely that some later developments in
the case have caused the delay, as the
chief of police of Cincinnati wired yes
terday morning that his department
was willing that the bodv should be re
leased by the Coroner.
According to officials of the Adams
Express ( ompany in Harriaburg, the
body was being held in Cincinnati this
morning. No word of its bein.g shipped
has be:n received by Charles H. Mairk
undertaker, who has charge of the fu
neral arrangements here.
FUNERAL OF ALEX M'ALII'HER
Veteran of War and P. R. R. Service
Will Be Buried Saturday
The funeral services of Alex McAl
icher, who died Tuesday morning at 9
o'clock at his home, 1930 North Fifth
street, will be held Saturday' afternoon
at 2 o'clock at the Sixth Street United
Brethren church, the pastor, the Rev.
•P. H. Balsbaugh, officiating.
He was a retired employe of the
Pennsylvania railroad, leaving the serv
ice December 1. 191'2, and was a vet-'
eran of the Civil war. He was a pri-1
vate iu Company H, 201 st regiment,
volunteers, lie leaves a widow and the
following children: George, William,
Sherman. Kffie. Chester, Rose and War
ren, all of this city, and three brothers,
Charles and David, of Pittsburgh, and
John, of this city.
Mrs. Mjnrtle Umberger
Mrs. Myrtle Umberger, wife of Har-i
rv Um'berger, died at her home, 637 [
'Mahantongo street, yesterday after a
lingering illness, aged 35 years. She
is survived by her husband and three
children, lHarfy, Ethel and Leon. The
funeral services will he held at the
'home of her mother, Mrs. S. G. Dear
dorf, 2507 Agate street, on Saturday
morning at 9.30 and will be conducted
iby the Rev. P. H. Balsbaugh, pastor of
the Sixth Street V. B. church. Inter
ment will be made in Heckton ceme
Lawyer Drops Dead In Street
By Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Dec. 24.—Henry V.
Massey, a retired corporation lawyer
of this city, dropped (lead from heart
disease late last night on a street in
West Philadelphia. He lived in Over-j
brook, a suburb, and was on his way
to a railroad station when he was!
9tricken. Mr. Massey was connected!
with many enterprises and was 53
Employes Give Watch to Bowman
'Phe thirty employes of the City
Water Department yesterday presentel,'!
Harry F. Bowman, Commissioner of ;
Public Safety, with a beautiful gold I
watn'h, chain and charm. On one side,
of the charm is the emlbleni of the
Lodge of Elks, while on the reverse
side is the inscription: "To H. F. 8.,
from the employes of the City Water
Christmas Gift for Convicted Senator
By Associated Press.
Columbus, ()., Dec. 24.—Former
State Senator George K. Cetone, of
Dayton, serving three years in the peni
tentiary for complicity in the Legisla
tive bribery scandal in 1911, was
granted a pardon to-day by Governor
U. S. MINISTER ASKED TO UNITE
WOUNDED OFFICER AND BRIDE
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In !i hospital in Toulouse. France, a boy lieutenant of French infantry li
lying sorely wounded, and somewhere in Brussels Is jis I.ride of h lew
months. Front New York lias gone n letter to Mr. Brand Wbi flock, American
Afinister to Belgium, who is aiding the afflicted there, asking him to find the
tride and send her to her husband, so they may be together on Christinas
I>ay. For all other efforts to unite them have failed. The wounded lieuten
ant is Alphonse Legrande. twenty-two years old. who was married just a few
months prior to the outbreak of the war to Miss Vera Court, of Herne Bay.
Kent, England. Every effort was made to communicate with the bride and
to get her out of Brussels into Holland, hut so far the efforts have been un
successful. B>.te has an aunt who is the wife of a well known business mn
in New \ork. and Ixith of them know Mr. Whitloek, so the aiitif hn written
him asking 'hat lie use his influence to have the young woman sent on to
England, where she may get to France and to the bedside of her husband bv
AN AUSTRIAN SUBMARINE
TORPEDOES FRENCH SHIP
IJOIUIOB, Dec. 24. 3.17 P. M. —An of
ficial statement given out in Paris to
day says that an Austrian submarine
torpedoed a French armored cruiser in
the Gulf of Otranto. The battleship was
damaged only slightly. .No one was in
The Gulf of Otranto is in the Adri
atic at the southern end of Italy.
War News Nil Over Christmas
London, Dec. 24. 4.50 I'. M.—The
Press Information Bureau in "London is
to be closed from 5 o'clock this after
noon until 5 o'clock to-morrow after
noon and during this twenty-four hours
no official news will 'be given out. In
London it has been mutually agreed by
the morning and afternoon papers not to
publish to-morrow, Christmas day.
Big Load of Wheat for Belgians
Philadelphia, Dec. 24.—The British
steamer Fosrona with 256,00'0 bushels
of wheat provided bv the American
commission for the relief of Belgian
non-combatants, which sailed from here
last night, passed out the Delaware
capes to-da.v bound for Rotterdam via
(iOVKRNOR TO BK SANTA ( L AI'S
He and Mrs. Tener Will Give Candy to
Poor Children To-morrow Morning
There is going to be H session of
giving at the Executive Mansion to
morrow when, about 9 o'clock in the
morning, the poor little folk of the
city will receive packages of candy,
the gifts of Governor and Mrs. Toner.
This is a custom that has been ob
served every Christmas day at the
mansion, and many little Yolks who
have no Christmas tree with its ac
companiments, regard the Governor as
the one and only real Santa Glaus.
Mrs. Tener will supervise the distrw
bution, and James Auter will keep the
crowd in line and See that there is no
"double teaming" the host by an in
terchange of garments for purposes of
Pennsy Issues Coal Tonnage Statement
Philadelphia, Dec. 24. —The coal and
coke tonnage carried on the Pennsylva
nia Railroad Company's lines east of
Pittsburgh for eleven months ended
November 30 decreased 6,719,258 tons,
compared with the same period last
year, according to the monthly state
ment issued by the company to-day.
Bituminous coal showed a decrease of
3,157,986 tows and coke 4,085,283.
Anthracite cojil showed an increase of
Arizona's New Prohibition Law
I.os Angeles, Dec. 24.—The Arizona
prohibition law will go into effect Jan
uary 1. The special I'. S. tribunal
from which injunctions were sought to
prevent its enforcement refused to is
oue such injunctions in a brief decision
rendered to-day. Appeal to the United
States Supreme Court will be taken at
Christmas Menu in the Jail
Sauerkraut, pork, mashed potatoes,
bread and coffee will be the Christmas
dinner that will be served the one
hundred and sixty ininutes of the Dau
phin county prison at noon to morrow.
Warden Caldwell has decided to sus
pend certain rules and will permit the
relatives or friends of the inmates to
bring them a "more elaborate" dinner
should they so desire.
Gift for Mr. Raudlbaugh
Abraham Itaudi'baugh, popular eleva
tor man of t'ho Star-Independent build
ing, received as a Christmas gift of a
'box of cigars to-day from the employon
of the composing room, Foreman
Charles K. Ripper made thi< presentation
with characteristic oratorical ability,
and Mr. Raudlbaugh expressed his ap
preciation in an appropriate sjeeeh.
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
| Furnished by H. W. Suavely, Broker.
Arcade Building, Walnut and Court
New York, Dec. 24.
Open. P. M.
; Alaska Gold Mines .... 24 24
! Ainal Copper 49%
Amer Beet Sugar .... 31'/, 31
American (.'an 22% 24
Am Oar and Foundry Co 45 42
Am Cotton Oil 38V4 38',
Am Ice Securities 20% 20',
Amer Smelting 541, j3\
American "Sugar 107% 107%
I Amer Tel and Tel 116% 115
Anaconda 24% 24•, -»
Atchison 90 89%'
Baltimore and Ohio ... 67'/, f>7
I Bethlehem Steel 42% 42%
| Brooklyn K T 84 84 :| /4
I Canadian Pacific 154. 1 53'
Central Leather 36% 36
I Chesapeake and Ohio .. 40% 40%
I Chi, Old I and St. Paul. . 85'/:. 85'j
( hino Con Copper ... 31% 32
j Consol Gas 113 113
Hrie 21 21
| Krie, Ist pfd 33 32%
I Great Nor pfd 11 2'c. 112
| Great Nor Ore, subs. . . 24 2 4
Illinois Central 107% 107%
I Interboro Met ....... 12% 12
j Lehigh Valley 128 128%
I Mex Petroleum 52 52
I Missouri Pa ilic 9% 9%
Nev Consol Copper .... 11l 114
New York Central .... 82 81%
N Y. N H ami H .. . . 54 53
Northern Pacific 98% 96%
[Pacific Mail 19% 191/4
Pennsylvania R. R 104'/ 2 103
Press Steel Car ?>4% 33
Ray. Con. Copper .. . . 15 15
Reading 14 0 141
Southern Pacific 81 SI
Southern Itv 14 14
do pfd 58 58
Tennessee Copper -'O% "'O%
Union Pacific 114% II I
U. s. Steel ." : 48" 48
do pfd 103 <4 10 1
Utah Copper 46'/, 16''■>
Chicago Closing Prices
('hicago, "Dec. 24.—Close:
Wheat—Dec., 126; IMay, 129.
Corn—Dec., 66%; May, 7 2%.
Oats—Dc.„ 49%; 'May, 53',,.
Pork—Jan., 18.35; IMay, 18.95.
Lard- Jan., 10.32; May, 10.55.
Ribs—.ian., 10.12; "May, 10.4 7.
Arizona Rivers on Rampage
fl v Associated Press.
Tucson, Ariz.., Dec. 24. —The Santa
Cruz river, heretofore called "river"
'by courtesy of the map makers, is on ics
worst rampage of a generation. The
San Pedro river west iif Bi-be, is a
stream nearly a mile wide. Other
streams are swollen in proportion, rail
road tracks have been washed out,
buildings Hooded or carried away anil
property damaged to the extent of thou
sands of dollars as the result of seven
days of rain throughout Southern Ari
U. S. Marshal Gets Pink Slip
By Asxoriattul Pirns,
Wilmington, Del., Dec. 24. United
States 'Marshal George 1,. Townscnd to
day a letter from the Attorney
General of the lited State--, requesting
his resignation, though his term does
not expire until April 11, 19 16, accord
ing to Ills commission, lie seiit a letter
of reply, declining to resign. Marshal
Townscnd is a Republican.
Equal Suffragists Decorate Grave
Wilmington. Del., Dec. 24. Kqual
suffragists of Wilmington to-day placed
a wreath on the grave of Jamen Ash
ton Bayard, one of the of the
treaty of Ghent, who is buried here.
This was the only celebration in Dela
ware of centennial anniversary of the
signing of Dhe treaty of Ghent.
Austrian Bank Rate Reduced
London, Dec. 24, 3.50 A. M.— Rent
er's Vienna correspondent says the Aus
trian bank rate has been reduced to 5%