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IN SEATING TRE SENATORS
FEW CHANGES TO BE MADE
Three in the Front Bow. When a Couple
of Senators Move Up—Most of
Them Betain Their Old Seats
In the Chamber
There will be lew changes made in
the setting of the Senator* «i the com
section oi the aiv.i
then maiulv in the front row, which
is uot a particularly favorable row. as
a number of Senators who were offered
positions on the tiring line declined
with thanks, and said they preferred
to retain their old seats, Senator
Beidlemsn is to have his old seat in
the eeater of the Senators, and others
who will go bae*. to the old desss a""
(Senators Crow. Sproul. McNichol and
Vare. There we:e three vacancies in
♦he front row made by the retirement
•f McNichols, of 1-ac'kawamia. whose
front seat will be taken by Kndsley. of
Salu*. o; Phihklelph t. takes the
seat former.\ oxiipie.t by M Uhauny.
of Philadelphia. Sones. of Lycoming,
succeeds Hail, of Elk. on the t-ont row,
and the others on that row will be
Studer. o: Schuylkill. 111 charge o' the
••pickling vat:'" Catlin. of Luzerne,
and Vare of Philadelphia. There is not
a poor sea: in the Senate —ail are
within good range of the eye of :he
President. Senate Lib rerun Miller has
Had charge of the arranging of tho
seats and after correspondence has ar
ranged rheni to s.ui every >ody.
Commissioner Dixon's Address
Dr. Samuel 0. IHxon. Commissioner
of Health, to day addressed the meet
ing of the American Association for
the Advancement of Science at its
first session in Phi-la ieiphia. The meet
ing is attended by distinguished scien
tists from all -parts of the world.
The State department hits ar-anged
the returns of the late election of
Senators and members of the House to
be read at the opening proceeding of
the Legislature. The returns of the
election for state officers will be read
in joint session on the afternoon of
the day of the Legislature's assemb
Governor Teaer to-dav axed as t ie
time lor the e ectrocution of James
Boyd, tne Philadelphia murderer, tne
week begin iing March 1. This wiil give
the condemned man time to get his i
case before t:>e ooarj of Pardons, if he
Secretary McAfee 111 ,
I nder the a Icice of his phv&i an.
Secretary McAfee. ado wa. compelled
yor iiiness to miss tiie Board of Par
uons meeting hi>' week, is remaining at
nis tioir.e in He is expo tei
to be here by next week.
Remembered the Kiddies
S:ate Heal*. . Commissioner Pixon
*mi Mrs. Dixon remembered the utt-ior
u;nate little laments h; Mont Alto tu
berculosis sanitarium on v arisr.nas. »ud
sen: them many things to maite their
Secretary Baker Busy
There are a thousand an ; one things
t.iai are required to v looked afier at
a meeting or' *he Senate. and Secretarv
Harry Ba»er ha* oeen a « vet OH
tiie joo, so t-.-.at there wiil <»e no bitch
an! everything w. move off Use clock
work w:'.en the :jc.tenant Governor's
Civil Service Legislation
on to ■ !ace a: State em
ployes and employe" of counties having
x population of 00.000 or nore on u
civil service ba«.< has beer prepared for
submission to State Legislature a:
the next se«<- r. by the Pennsylvania
1 ivil Service Re:o*"n. Assoiatiou.
In addition :o this, the measure cou
tain? a local option provision whiea
will enable swa> er counties and third
riass -itie* to secure the advantages of
the !aw if the .eople of these counties
er cities desire it.
In a statement i*«ued yesterdav the
Civil Kervi-e Keiorni A-sociation state?
">hat it expert - :o se are the support
of Go' emor-etccr Brumbaugh and nianv
members of i'ue Legislature for the
JACOB M. HI Rsr SItITMBS
Funeral Services Will Be Held To-mor
row Afternoon at 10 O dock
•'acob M. Hurst. 3S years old. del
Saturday evening at S o'dock at the
of Mrs. M y Bryson. 2007 North
Seventh street. The funeral services
wiil be held to-morrow afternoon at 1
o clock at the some of his brorher.
Frank Hurst. J ".'J North Seven! a
street, the Rev. Mr. Petwe : ler. of the
Messian Home. oi : atir.g. Further serv
ices will be liel . a t ie Lutheran church
a: Knola. Burial wil be made in the
Mr. Hurst ea\e< .< ;arents. Mr. an 1
V *s. da. Ob Hurst, of Knola. au«i several
brothers of this ity.
Funeral of J. Kirk Busier
Funeral services for .1. Kirk Bosier.
o- < arlirle. who die 1 Saturday, was aeiu
gfte-noon at o'clock from his
nome on North < .. . _;e street, the Rev.
Dr. Edwin H. pastor of the
Becon.i Presbyterian caurch. of that
'"ity, officiating. Burial was in the Car
Beside his w.dow. Mr. Bosler leaves
several othe- relates, anong tuem be
ing Mrs. James Chamberlain, of this
Infant Daughter Is Dead
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J«s«* r\ Ree*. 1»45 Regma stree;. 'lie-i
Saturday morning. Burial was :c Har
ri- >urg cemetery.
George Warden Buried
Funeral services for George Warden.
"" years okl. who died Friday, were
held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
Nmf of his da.ighter. >Mrs. Charles
Thomgs. 350 Harris street. Burial was
i'> the Fast Harr;slr>irg cemetery. .Mr.
Warden is survived by two daughters.
Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. F. J. O'Donnel.
and one son, J. Edward Warden, of this
Remove Cataract From Eye
A cataract was removed from the
left eye of K-lwaril Aurand this morn
ing at the Polyclinic hospital. Wilbur
and John Wolfe, of Rutherford, also
underwent operations at that institution
to-day. ' The condition of the three pa
tients is considered very good.
METHODIST CHURCHES GET
MOST STOUGH CONVERTS
Several Hundred Trail Hitters Yester
day Admitted to Churrhes—Cam
palgn Will Be Continued by Sep
arate Revival Services
Sevwal hundred trail hitter* of tbo
evangelistic cam.aign were yes
terday received into the membership ot"
1 city ,bi:rvhes. indudiug most of the lo
vol co-operating churches ami several
1 non-co-operating. At the Piftu Street
1 Methodist church the Kev. B. 11. ilar".
' pastor, eighty eight new me:i».>ers were
• receive*!, the greatest uumiter of any
'j of the c uurche*. Ridge Avenue Meth
-1 i odist came next with eighty new men;
'jbers. practically all H lult«, ami B. K.
'•Stevens Memorial Method ist followed
', oloselv with sc\ enty-seven. The Moth
od.st churches, all told, received a
! i iarge.- number of converts than any
'' other denomination. The Kev. William
X. \ates. chairman of the co-operating
' j tninisteriiMi. received sixty-two new
members into the Fourth Street Ouuro'a
' The Baptist churches yesterday ad
mitted no converts. Baptismal services
, must precede admittance to church
, tuenrbershrp. and it wiii be several
• weeks before all trail hitters who uesig
■ . nated Baptist .-bur, hcs as the.r prefer -
I ernes will be formally received.
Most Presbyterian churches. well
, j as v hrist Lutheran, will admit no new
Ime ushers until the next Communion
•services, whi -h will be held within sev
, eral weeks. Additional members will
also t>e received from wet»k to week in
those v aurv hes which yesterday began
to admit converts.
Pastors of churches not co-operating
. : IU the campaign received car is of trail
hitters designating their churches as
references too late to a.imit s.uh cou
verts yesterday, and they w:l| receive
members during the coming Sundays.
Of the T.OOO s*tough trail hitters, it
is estimated that a third are already
•-hur ti members, many have been found
to be repetitions, the same persons hav
ing signed car is at different tabernacle
I meetings, and a great number are chil
i -Iren. Making due allowances for trail
'litters whose ardor has cooled since the
j departure of the evangelistic party, the
j ministers expect to receive but a few
, thousand new adult members into their
• churches as direct results of the seven
• Preparations are now- being made in
the *o-oporating churches to continue
i t :ie evangelistic work begun by the
' Stough arty, and revival servi.es will
lae heid '.n largo :iuuK>ers during the
An evangelistic service at the Ridge
Avenue Meuodisz church last night re
suited :n 11 ree conversions, and the te
vivai will be continued week nights
jan Sundays, starting next week.
At Christ ! Alt her.in church there will
t>e a week of evangelistic services be
ginning ties; Sunday. Meetings will be
held every night. Christ church is the
, only chareh of the Lutheran denomina
tion w-iiiv-n co-operated with Dr. Stousii.
AI'TRESS TKLLS OWN STORY
Ethel Valentine Gives Account of Her
Start on the Stage
Ethel Valentine, who plays Liy Wag
ner in "To-day,"' which come# to the
Ma/estie Saturday, tells her own story
••My rirst engagement was with a
very small stock company in Spring
tiel i. Mo. In this company we played
two plays a week. We gave a perform
ance ever* night and matinee* on Sun
day, Tuesday, Wednesday and Satdr
ay. fl e rehearsed every morning at
P oVlock and had a scenic rehearsal
of the second bill of the week ou
Thursday afternoon. I was the ingenue
of the company and bad long part? to
study «uch as 'Carrie Poestoo' in
• Alabama. Madge' in -The Cowboy
an: the Lady,' "dean Pitzhugh' in 'A
Pa.- Rebel' and -Billy Pyne in 'The
Danites. I made all mv own dresses
and my s*larv was fifteen dollars per
••! piaysi two other seasons with a
well known stock company for twen
tv-five dollars i>er week. " A girl ean
set better salaries in the East. I know
an iugenue here who has had onlv two
years' experience. Her salary is'sixty
dolla-s but she is doing the ?aaie work
I d:d for twenty-five.
Last season came the greatest
thriil and surprise of my life when I
was given the role of lily Wagner in
." To-day' by George Broadhurs; ani
Harry Von Tilzer. 1 had been iu to
»ee To-day' eight different times ani
fell in lo\> with the role of Lilv Wag
ner and it became my life's ambition
to play the ;»art. So T wrote a letter
to Mr. Broa'-hurst telling him how
n:auy times I had seen the play and
how anxious i was to have him let me
' read the part to him.
"I really nev»r hoped to e\en re
ceive an answer but I guess m\ letter
aopea ed to him and he wrote me
granting an interview. I was uever so!
frightened in my life but I called at
the appointed time and found him to be
an entirely different man than I sup.
posed a famous playwright to be. Aft
er a few minutes q'.iest.ocing. he gave
me the part and told me to come to re
hea-sal the next^.av.
"Apparently the rehearsal satisfied
him and Mr. Von Tilzer for they both
agree.! that I was capable of playing
the part. Then came the vacancy in
the leading lady "s role an<! 1 was im
mediately selected a# her successor. :T
IXJIRED TRACKWALKER HIES
Tony Lemmo Expires From Hurts Re
ceived When Struck by Shifter
Tony Lemmo. 647 Veroeke street, a
ira kwalker oo the Pennsylvania rail
road. N JO was stru.-k and horri-olv man
gled by a shifting engine Ln the yards
on .Saturday afternoon, die! four hours
after being admitted to the Harrsburg
Lemir.o was found lying along the
trac-ks near Division street aoout 1.30
o Vlo'K. He was immediately rushed to
the hospital in a locomotive, where it
was fouEd that be was suffering from
a broken back, his skull was fractured
an i his ieft arm ami foot were severed.
The funeral services were beld this
afternoon at 2 o'clock, tae Rev. Father
Sama. of Steelton. officiating. Burial
was in lMt. Calvary ceroeterv.
Again Being Tried for Arson
Bit Attocialol Pre»>.
Chicago. Dec. 28.—Joseph Fish, mil
lionaire fire insurance adjuster, who
was acquitted on charge of arson Christ
mas Eve, was placed on trial again to
day on another arson charge.
Artistic Printing at Star Independent
HARRISBI'RG STAR-INDKPFA'DFAT. MONDAY KVK.MM., DKCK.MBF.R 2S. 1914.
WAS NO SERIOUS DAMAGE
IN ATTACK OF THE ALLIES
ON THE TOWN OF NIEUPORT
Berlin, Doc. 28.—(8y Wireless to
IAXIIIOU. 3.10 P. M.)— The Herman of
tieial statement put to-dsv re
ports tiiat the allies yesteqrisy made
an attack by 'and and sea on the town
o: Nieuport at the extreme rijrht of the
German line in Belgium, l>ut that no
serious damage resulted. The Germans
also announce the failure of several
treiu-hes and of a number of prisoners
to the sout-li of Ypres. and the repulse
of Freueh attacks iu the rejiious of
Arras, Verdun aud Senbeim. The test
of the eoniuiuntvation reads:
"In the western theatre the enemy
unsuccessfully renewed his attacks oa
Nieuport by warship* which
did uo damage to us but killed or
wonnde.i a few inhabitants in West
ende. An atta-k on the hamlet of St.
George ::;»o failed.
"South of Vi>res we captured one of
the enemy's treuvhe* and some dozens
of prisoners fell into our hands on this
occasion. Several violent attacks by
tile enemy in the region to the north
west o* Arras were repelled. To the
southeast of Verdun the enemy re
peated his attacks but they were also
without success. A similar result «>.
curred when he attempted to recapture
| a height to the west of Senheim for
wh: h we fought yesterday.
"There is no news from East Prus
sia or from Poland. North of the Vis
tula and on the left Sauk of the Vis
tula onr attacks are developing not
withstanding the very unfavorable
LUTE WAR NEWS SUMMARY
Coatiaurd From Flrat l'l|K
"pparently has beeu left for the time
being to the airmail. Aerial raids across
the English channel to the lower
Thames, over Freiburg, Naiicy. Mets
and Sochacelew. Russian Poland, and
on the Cermai) naval base at Cuxhaven
inflicted considerable damage, in the ag
gregate. Details of the Cuxhaven ex
pedition are still lacking, and although
Berlin asserts that the British aviatDrs
accomplished nothing it ia said in Ham
burg that some damage was done. It ia
evident, however, that the heavy fog
prevented the British from carrying out
fully their plans.
Activity on land and sea apparently
is diminishing. Even in Russian Po
land the fighting is becoming less se
vere. without a decision having been
reached. Vienna admits that the Ans
tnans have been compelled to retreat
before the Gallcian Carpathians, ana in
Berlin it Is said that the attempt to
cross the Bzura river in the advance
in Warsaw has been abandoned.
In the west the onslaught of the al
lies would seem to have been checked
by the counter attack of the Germans.
STEELORDEKS FROM WAN ZONE
BOOM PITTSBI K(ill BUSINESS
Pittsburgh, Dec. IS.—Orders for 63,-
000 tons or high carbonized steel
rounds appeared in the Pittsburgh dis
trict to-day, 50,000 tous lor France and
10.000 ton? for Russia. Recently 26.
000 tons of this grade of steel." used
m making shrapnel shells, were shipped
_ It is understood that Charles Mc-
Knight. president of the t'aibon Steel
Company, i? now : i Europe in connec
tion with orders foi' similar material,
although a nutnbei oi other .nills in the
district are turning out the steel, the
purchaser* insisting ou prompt delivery.
It is estimated that fully $6,000,00*0
worth of trenching tools, galvanized
sheets, wire and projectile steel have
been bought in Pittsburgh for the Eu
ropean belligerents n the las: two
S BIDDERS FOR BRlbliE
Keen Competition for Job of Construct
ing Spring Creek Viaduct
Eight -ont.a.tors to-day submitted
to I'ark (. otnmj-sioner Tayior proposals
for the construction <5/ a bridge over;
Spring creek at Cameron street. Mr.
Taylor has not yet decided whom ho
will recommend for the contract. How
ever, he did say that a light arch bridge
is the type of structure dcsirod. The
lowest bid was submitted on that
Phe lowest b..tder* and their pro
posals were as to!!o*<: Light arch
bridge. W. H. Murphy A Sons. Chant
bersburg, Jl.tiST; heavy arch. S. V»".
Shoemaker \ <ou. Harris burg. $ 1.925:
slab and girder. S. W. Shoemaker a-
Son. Har'isi.ur-, $1,725. Other bidders
were: Reitnard Bros.. Bloomsburg; G.
W. Ensign. Harrisburg; (5. A.. & K. M.
Wagamaa. Dallastown; IX Elder!
Millersbarg; Ferro Con -rote Companv
Harrisburg: Robert A. MeCleaster. Har
STOCKING WIS HIS LXDOINO
Man Charged With Larceny Hung Ar
ticle Up at 801 l Bros."
When Carmen Roseii liun,, up h<«
stocking in the boll Brothers - manu
facturing plant at I'nion square Satur
day night he forgot to take it down
and William A. 801 l found it there.
To-day it compared with one Roseii was
wearing when he was arraigned before
Alderman Murray in police court and
he was held for court under S3OO bai! '
Roseii was arrested by Policeman
Carson at Tenth and State streets early
Sunday morning carrying a bolt of
cloth. He looked suspicious to the po
liceman, who arrestee him. - The cloth
was identified by Mr. 801 l and then
there was the damaging evidence of the
stocking. Kntranee was gained to the
plant through a broken window.
Mr. Stackpole Slightly Better
The condition of Mr. E. J. Stack
! ole. former postmaster and publisher
of the "Telegraph." who is suffering
from pleuro pneumonia, was slightly ini
proved to-day. A report that Mr. Stack
pole had a relapse was unfounded. His
improvement has been slow and no vis
itors are permitted to see the patient.
He is being kept as quiet as possible,
not even being able to sit up. It is
the intention, as soon as bis condition
will permit, to reiaove him South for
the winter and spring.
No Election of Superintendent
The board of managers of th« Har
risburg hospital met at 2 o'clock this
afternoon. Routine business was trans
acted. A spec ial committee consider
ing applicants for the )>osition as su
perintendent at that institution did not
SAYS POLITICIANS WANT
CUY ER AN D BARBER REMOVED
CMIIM«4 From rirat Page.
being a Socialist. But that don't go
"Are the petsons to whom you have
referred Kepublicaus only*" Mr. Wal
ter* was asked.
"'No. Both parties. Both Demo
crats and Republicans, " he replied.
Mr. Guyer said the opposition to him
as clerk to the board is due to the fact
that he believes in the principles of
the Socialist party and also because he
inaugurated a system whereby the Di
eretors of the Poor and the Associated
Charities act in conjunction and it "no
longer is possible for undeserving [ver
so it s to get countv .aid."
Wild Goose Chases for Guyer
He then went ou with his story of
how-- politicians are trying to embar
rass Ins work, saying that on an aver
age of foi.r nights a week he is out in
the city investigating fake cases which
have been called to his attention by
perrons who used the fele' hone as a
means of concealing their identity.
lu many of tnese telephonec on verna
tions, Guyer said, he was told a ''yarn"
about a family in needy circumstances
or a sad narrative dealing from begin
ning to end with hard Ui< k. Names
ar.d addresses were given, he said, but
wiieu an effort was made by hiiji to find
the unfortunates he either found a va
cant lot at the address given or that
there was no such street number as that
which came over the phone.
"They've got the hunch on us," said
Guyer, "for we dare not ignore their
reports, even though we may suspect
stories ot distress of being fakes. Some
of the reports turn out to be just as
represented and there are enough of
that type to make it necessary ofr us
to investigate all reports."
The clerk added that he has been
threatened by enemies a number of
times, both bv letter and by telephone.
Caattaurd From First face.
of suspending the executions and giv
ing some federals an opportunity to
join their cause. Zapata, now at
Ouernaxaca, is represented as opposed
to that as is General P.ilefox, minister
of the interior, in the Gutierrez cab
inet. and spokesman for Zapata.
Compromise Being Suggested
A compromise is being suggested
whereby former federals would be
given fair trials. They also would be
prohibited from joining the tiutierrez-
Villa army. The American government
has found that both Guitierrez ;uid
Vilia look with favor ou its sugges
tion for a general amnesty for political
offenders but that the Zapata element
seems irreconcilably opposed to it.
The situation is expected to develop
further at the national convention call
ed for January 1, in Mexico City, when
a new provisional president would be
Only meagre advices are in the pos
session of the State Department as to
the military activity of the Carranza
forces, but the latest dispatches say
the Zapata forces have advanced to
Soledad. near Vera Cruz, and in co
operation with Villa forces operating
in the vicinity of Tuxpam, are driving
the troops to the southeastern
portion of Mexico.
Advices from Consul Canada to-day
said Thomas Braniff. who went from
W asllington with credeutials from
Rafael Zubasan Cammany to discuss
measures of peace with Carranza, has
been rearrested at Vera Crur. He had
'been taken intc custody on his arrival,
but was at released ou repre-enta
tions from Consul Canada.
Statement Issued by Carranza Agency
Washington. Dec. 28. —The Carran .a
agency here to-day published the fol
lowing telegram received from Carranza
representatives at Galveston:
"Semi-official^reports here, although
not confirmed, say that, due to lack of
communications, the Villa forces are
evacuating Mexico City. It is believed
they are doing this on account of the
crying need of forces in the north to
save lines ot' communication and to pre
vent Torreon, < hihuahua and Juarez
fiom being captured. Villa wouid pre
fer to engage in battle outside of the
ca| ital with Carranza's army of 100,-
000 men lying between here and Mexi
"Eulaiio Gutirrez. through a com
mission, has authorized Antonio I. Val
lareal. a president of the now extinct
Aguascalientes convention, to accept his
resignation as Provisional President
and to notify Carranza that his services
will be at the orders of the first chief.
"TUt whereabouts of Gutierrez are
now not definitely known, but it is be
lieved he is makiug his way toward
San Luis Potosi. This action on the
part of Gutierrez, which is being fol
lowed by many of his subordinates, is
thought to account in part also for Vil
la's hurried concentration in the north.
"It was officially reported to the
War Department that half of the Tor
reon garrison, which is enveloped by
loyal forces, haj revolted against Vilia
and is tightinV the other half in the
name of Carrnnr-a."
Yaqui Indians Attack Town
On Board U. 8. S San Diego, Guav
mas. Mexico. Dec. 28 (bv Wireless Via
San Diego. Cal.) —Yaqui Indians from
the mountains attacked and pillaged the
town of Torres La Cororado, (54 miles
north of here, yesterday. So far a* can
be learned no lives were lost, but the
foreign consul appealed to Governor
Maytorena to send troops.
Golf Club House to Cost $2,1 DO
The City Commissioners to-morrow
will be asked to award to J. A. M -
Kelvey. a Harrisburg builder, the con
tract for the erertion of a golf club
house in Reservoir Park. Commission
er Taylor, to whom proposals were sub
mitted to-day will recommend that the
contract call for a club house, complete
and painted, but without a porch, the
eost which will be $2,190 —the figure
bid by McKelvey. H. A. Hippie was
the only other bidder.
Leg Fractured While Coasting
.Miss Jessie Folk. 9 years old, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ffclk. of
Bressler, ran into a post whilf coast
ing near her home this morning and
fractured her left leg a>>ove the knee.
She was admitted to the Harrisburg
hospital for treatment.
Lost Life in Cuxhaven Air Bald
London. Dei-. 28, 3.50 a. m.—Flight
Commander Franeis E. T. W. Hewlett,
who is supposed to have lost his life
in the Cuxhaven air raid, was the son
of Maurice Hewlett, the novelist.
IDEAL SKATING WEATHER
TAKES CROWDS TO PARKS
Rocortl-Breaking Masses on Ice at River
Dam and Wild wood Lake—Also
Many Skiers on Hills at Reservoir
In tlie night when the full moon is
j shining brightly many Harrisburgers are
I taking advantage of the colli spell to
; sweud an enjoyable evening skating.
Die ice at • oth Wild wood Park and
above liio river <lam is thick and smooth
ami as the weather is iiloal skating
; weather the uunvber of skaters is larger
! than ever he.ore.
Night time, however, is not the only
! time when people think of recreation,
! as nearly 1 ">0 people were skating this
| morning on the ice above the darn,
while nearly 100 others wore enjoving
themselves at Wild wood l»ark.
Even though the nunrbei of pleasure
seekers is larger than in previous years,
no fatalities have been reported as vet,
and if a little common sense aud caution
are used there will be none reported.
Daily crowds of residents of the
towns along trie wesi shore of the Xus
quehanna skate to and from ll;'rri#burg
over the thick ice which covers the
Although skating is being specialized
in. skiing is rot being neglected, indeed
the increase in the number of skiers is
greater than the approximate in<reasc
in the number of skaters. The Tech
'boys who do most of the skiing are
staying utter school every evening man
ufacturing these skis. Reservoir I'ark
is their favorite sporting ground. A
long coasting space, followed bv a big
jump across the road, and then more
coasting is the site every afternoon of
a scene which rivals Norway. And
though laughed at more or less, the earn
er is helped by everyone, and from
novice to adept is but a step, )
WILL itOT CONDEMN 6RIDQS
| Action Whereby County Was to Take
Over Clark's Ferry Viaduct
Will Be Dropped
The proceedings begun eight or ten
years ago whereby it was intended the
i iark s Ferry bridge over the Susque
hanna river, owned by the Pennsylva
nia Railroad Company, should be"con
demned. taken over by L>auphin county
as a county bridge and the practice of
charging bridge toll abolished will be
closed in argument court to-morrow,
when the Court will be asked to strike
the case front the records.
County Solicitor Fred M. Ott to-duv
said that Dauphin countv wsil not ac
cept the bridge Had the' case been car
ried through as was originally intend
ed. viewers would have allowed the
owner damages aud the bridge would
become the property of the county. The
many cases set down for argument to
morrow were announced by Prothono
tarv Henry F. Holiei this morning as
State vs. Abraham t)crt>er. motion for
new trial; City vs Smith Premier Type
writer Co.. rule for reavgument; State
vs. Keystone Guard, exceptions to au
ditor's re.port; Charles W. Siple vs.
Emma Campbell, hearing to question
law on verdict as to right of set of:
Wetrustu Outfitting Company vs. Nina
D. Williams, rule to open judgment:
Gately & Fitzgerald Supply Co. vs. H.
K. Ganiber, rule to open judgment -, Ar
thur C. Lackey vs. Lauretta Low, et al„
<by agent, James D. Low, rule to strike
off services of James Low as agent for
Anna E. Donneily; E. G. Patton vs.
Sophia Reidinger. rule to show why
cause should not be amended and judg
ment reduced: State vs. Dollar Savings
bank, motion lor judgmeut for want of
sufficient defense; Kane and Elk K. R..
appeal from Public Service Commission
ruling in Gaffney and James City cross
ing case, hearing; Joseph Salinger vs.
Maljevac Mato and Annie Maljevac,
rule to ope-i judgment; D. E. Bright
bill vs. Ceorge B. West, rule to strike
off appeal; B. Handkr vs. Martha IHow
ard, rule to show cause why bond should
not be reduced to show actual value
Viewers' Report Approved
The re|>ort of the viewers incident to
the opening and gradiug of Wi;-onisco
street, from Front to Sixth, to-dav was
confirmed primarily bv tiie Court. The
viewers allowed no damages but assess
ed benefits amounting to $0.625.60, the
cost of the improvement.
I Declares Peters Dead
The 1 ourt this morning made a'bso
lute the decree under wivich Joseph A.
' Peters. a former Dauphin eountinn.
whose whereabouts have uot been
known to his relative* here for many
| years, is held to be legally dead and
John H. Hoover, of Highspire. was ap
pointed administrator of the Peters es- '
Stenographer's Uncle Dead
Krank E. Ziegler, one of the court
stenographers, yesterday received word
J of the death on Saturday of his uncle.
Andrew ,1. 'M -Reynold?, a former Har
: risburger, now of Philadelphia. Mr.
M<* Reynolds was 68 years old and has .
lived in the Quaker City for more tthan '
Mato Cunko and Vela Mahor, of
Benjamin Zimmerman. York county,
and Grace Gi«h. Lancaster county.
Henry D. Blair, Baltimore, Mil.. and
Florence C. Bdoth, Reriovo.
THE PHILIPPINES IPRISIXK
No Further Reports From Governor
General Harrison on Disturbances
By Associated Press,
Washington, Dec. 28.—N0 further
reports from Governor General Harri
son on the "insurrectionist disturbances
in the 'Philippines had -ome to the War
Department to-dav and officials de
| dared the Governor General's cable of '
! yesterday giving details of disorders
and generally minimizing their impor
tance was all they expected unless
there were uew developments.
Dean C. Worcester, former Secretary
| of Interim ot the islands, will appear
before the Senate Philippine Committee
Wednesday, when it resumes hearings*
on the Jones bill farr ultimate independ
ence. Former President Taft will tes
; tifv January 1. The committee wants
i to hear his views as former Governor
| General of the islands.
DR. BRUMBAUGH ADDRESSES
Stat* Educational Association'» First
Session Held This Afternoon—Su
perintendent Downes Is Spoken of
Or. Martin G. Brumbaugh, who will
I tomorrow afternoon make his tirst
: speech in this city since his election
as Governor, at the opening general
session of the Pennsylvania State K.ln
tuitional Association convention at
, Technical High school, is expected to
arrive here about noon, a few hours
before he is scheduled to speak. llis
subject is not announced, and it is
"thought, that he will speak impromptu.
Although the general sessions of the
| convention do net opei until 2 o'clock
i to-morrow afternoon, the tirst mee ting
ot' the High School department ol' the
association was this afteruoon held at
Technical auditorium. "The (Sediiplica
; tion of the High School Sta ines by
. Colleges" was the subject discussed by
; Professor Ben jamin (.1. Graham, of Hen
body High school, Pittsburgh. Other
speakers 011 the program were F. li.
Bishop, Pittsburgh I'niversity; Miss
Katharine E. Puncheon, principal Phila
ilelphia Girls' school: Eugene Baker,
i N'ortnal School for Oirls. Philadelphia,
; and A. M. Weaver, Williamsport High
Dr. Sparks Speaks To-night
At a session this evening at 8 o'clock
of the High school department. Dr. K.
E. Sparks, president of Pennsylvania
State College, will speak on "How to
Grip the Boy,'' and Or. .1. G. Becht,
secretary of the State Board of Kdu
cation, will speak on "The Develop
ment of Self Control."
At Central High school building at
7.45 o'clock to-night there will be a
reception for visiting members, and a
demonstration of the phonograph, uu
der the direction of the music depart
meut. This department will meet at
Central to-morrow morning at 9.30
o'clock. There will be music under
the direction of Professor E. H. Hose
Many other department sessions will
be held to-morrow morning, in various
rooms of Technical High school build
ing, previous to the opening of the
general sessions in the afternoon.
Dr. Downes for President
Friends of City Superintendent F.
E. Downes are starting a campaign in
his favor for the presidency of the
Pennsylvania State Educational Associ
ation. Since the organization of the
association Dr. Downes has been one of
the most active members an i the suc
cess of the various undertakings is due
in a great part to his efforts.
He was chairman of the enrollment
committee for this meeting and sue
eeeded in getting out a large number
of the teachers in the State by working
through the various city and countv
superintendents. He is now y member
of the legislative committee.
COLDEST DECEMBER DAY
Mercury Yesterday Went to One Degrcs
Above Zero. Establishing a
New Record Here
When the mercury in the thermome
ter atop the Fed-'ral buildiug touched
one degree above zero yetserday morn
'll; it'sina-hfd all low temperature ree
; oids for the month of December in this
; city. .The previjus low mark was 4
j degrees on December 29. 18i>4. Yes
terdav was uniformly cold and the max
imum of 17 degrees, reached in the
afternoon, gave the day the added dis
tinction of breaking by one degree for
mer average low tempeiature records
lor the month.
The backbone of the cold wave was
j broken last night and this morning
higher temperatures were recorded. The
minimum reached here last night was
but 12 degrees and Weather Bureau offi
cials tix the lowest temperature for lo
night at 25 degr-es.
While tin higher temperatures are
the result of a moderate depression,
there is no likelihood of rain or snow
in tiie immediate future.
NEW COAL RATES EFFECTIVE
Order of the Public Service Commission
Go in Force at Once
The Public Service Commission
made public to-day the order issued to
the railreal companies requiring them
to lower their rates for the carrying of
anthracite coal from the mines to the
; city of Philadelphia. This order is
made part of the findings of the Com
mission. and goes into effect at once.
After reciting the preliminaries that
led up to the issuance of the order, it
is given as follows:
"It is hereby ordered, tliar the re
spondent railroad companies, to wit, the
Philadelphia & Reading Railway Com
pany, the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany, the Central Railroad Company,
of New Jersey, the Lehigh Valley Rail
road Company, and the Delaware, La.'k
awanua 4: Western Railroad Company
within thirty days from the date of this,
order, and upon live days' notice to this
Commission, by tariffs or supplements
to tariffs; filed, posted and published a*
require I by law for the transportation
of anthracite coal from the Lehigh j
Schuylkill and Wyoming regions to
Philadelphia for local delivery bv the;
respondents, the Philadelphia \ Read
ing Railway Company and the Penn- 1
sylvania Ra.ilroad Company at Phila-;
delphia, shall put into effect the rates '
which are found and determined and!
set forth in the attached report of the i
Commission, as the fair, just an 1 rea
sonable rates for such transportation,!
making such adjustments of the now;
existing rates as may be necessary to |
carry this order into effect."
SERVICES AT AUGSBURG
Meetings to Be Held Each Night Lead
ing to Communion
Beginning to-night, a week of serv
ices will 'be held at Augsburg Lutheran ;
church, leadiug to the Holy Communion ;
next Sunday. The pastor, tiie Rev. A.
M. Stamets, will lie assisted by the Rev.
E. L. Manges, of Lemovue. to-night;
the Rev. A. G. Wolfe to morrow night;
the Rev. John M. Warden, of this city,
Wednesday night, and the ReV. Lrtlier |
Harvey, of Penbrook, on Thursday.
The pastor will have charge of the j
preparatory services Friday night.
Mummers to Hold Ball
A masquerade ball under the au- 1
spices of the H'arrisburg Mummers'
Association will be held Wednesday
evening in Winterdalft hall. Prizes
for the best dancers and the beet cos
tumes will be awarded.
S3.SOIOJMILY OF 8
Wllbert. the Court Is Informed Dis
likes to Work to Support His Wile
and Seven Children—Colored Boy
Criticises Glen Mills Schools
Pleading that he does not want to
go 'back to the (Men Mills school be
cause the authorities there don't like
colored boys nut "they beat you up,'
' 1 homas, rolorctl, 17 years ol«I«
utter confessing to a larceny charge,
pleaded this morning with' Judges
unkcl and Mc Carrel 1 "just to give
JIIC one more eluiueo.''
riie l;*il already lias serve**! four airi
one-half years at the Glwi Mills schools
and he wept bitterly when the court
made an order returning him to that
institution. Mis term of detention will
depend entirely upon his behavior
Joan \eidinger. a High*>ire man.
confessed to a charge of striking his
wife and fulling her hair because she
sought to take a bottle of
front him. He was fined $lO and or
dered to pay the costs. On a charge
ot refusing to supuort his wife an I
'hiUren he was directed to pay
*-.ot a week. \ei, linger said he
"ever again will take a drink of liquor
ami added that he is glad his wife got
the bottle away from him.
Harry Wilbert went to jail in de
'u .a bond to con.plv
with a $ 0 weekly maintenance ol
der made by the court this morning in
favor of M ilbert's wife and seven chil
dren. Phe .Wilbert fsmilv, the court,
was informed, has been receiving aid
from the Associated Charities since
! , vi )y ill "'V /'T"'' like 1" work and his
I v f ,° * M,i l "' '*«•' little or no ef
| tort to yet employment since lint Sen
! feniher. One of the Wilbert children
|s receiving treatment in the s.nitor
lUni at Mt. Alio, three are with the
| !® ' ,w " a '° '» the N'ursev Home,
. and ono 19 on a fa»rm.
PRESII»K\V \Y||,so.\ 58 TO-lI.W
Spends the Day Quietly, Surrounded by
W ashingtoti. Ui\. L'S. President \Vi:.
son was os yea s old todav. Their «:m
i "" special toll nation'murk ; im the o
pmon. the President spending tne dav
quietly. sirrrornded by !,:. s fa.i.iK. U
, >vas the h-<t tin,,. Mr. Wilson had' .ele
vated hi> birthday at the White House.
If ft s t year ;ne event was observed hi
i IMa (. irjttian, M:**. President WJteou
; received numerous letters and telegrams
"I eoiijiiirt.ilation to-day. s-me of them
I »ere l rom personal friends ii, all i.af s
j the country, while others were from
jlne rulers of world's nations. \i|
|brougnt ,i feeling of happiness lo the
| "resident as lie read them.
As a continuation of his plaus to
| .act as mucjh rest as possible during ihe
holidays. President Wilson contemplate*
seeing tew callers during the week. Ills
hlaus rail for a conference with Rep-
I resentati ve I'nderwood. of Alabama. I e
j majority leader in the Mouse, on the
administration s legislative program,
and a reception to a delegation of Suit-
I day school pupil, from New Jersev.
j. I'iacticnlly all Democratic Senators
lin the city ;«id many Representatives
icalled on the President to congratulate
on his hirthtiuv anuiv orsarv. The
, resident told his callers that lie had
never telt better.
Ihe Presdeni s Cabinet arranged to
•all on him in a body at li o'clock this
i evening to pay their respects and con
gratulate him. Other government offi
cials left cards or sent letters of nm
j gratillation during -lie dav.
Much Damage at Cuxhnven
London. Dec. 28, 11.54 A. ,\), Tlio
"Daily Mails" Copenhagen corre-
I spondeut says he Icarus from Hambu j
j that considerable damage was cmisel
I at C'tixhaven by the British air raid.
St. John's Day to Be Ooserv»d
St. John the |-J> angelixf \ IJ., V „;n
i lie celebrated in Sep'tish Rite cathedral
| this evening at So -lock. Orator, tiie
Rev. George Israel Browne. Refresh,
ments will be served.
| NEW YORK STOOK EXCHANGE
Furnished by H. W. Snavely Bro'ier,
Arcade Building, Walnut and Court
New York. Dec. IS,
Open. P. M.
i Alaska Gold Mines ... 25 27' x
A ma! Copper 50 1 , 52V*
| Vine' 4 Beet Sugar . ... 32', 31 *
! American Can 26-""' 25 :: ,
1 Amer Loco 23% 21?'
Anter Smelting r>6 5G
; Amer Tel and Tel 11 71;. 117*
| Anaconda . ... '25 " 25"
| Atchison 91% 92 " *
Baltimore and Onio ... 68"., <>9%
j Bethlehem Steel 43% 45 *
Brooklyn R T Sl'/, 84-',,
■California Petroleum .. 16 16
Canadian Pacific 154'/, 155
Central Leather 37 37%'
f Chesapeake and Ohio .. 40'., 40
< hi. Mil and St Paul .. S7' , 87%
Chino Con i o per .... 32', 33'..
I'onsol Gas 113 113%
<orn Products B'., 8%
Erie • 21 22'.,
Erie Ist pfd 3 4 34',.,
General Electric Co .. 138':. 138'.!
[-Goodrich B F 24% 24V-i
Great No pfd 1 13% 113' A,
Interboro Met 12', 12VV
Interboro Met pfd . . 50 50 : ;„
Lehigh Valley 130'._. 130%
•Mex Petroleum 52 52
Missouri Pacific ..... 9', 10
Nev Consol Copper ... 12 11 %
New York Central .... 82 ! , 83".
-V Y, N H and H 55% 55'',
Norfolk and Western 99 99
Northern Pacific 99'99'.,
Pennsylvania R. R 104 lOlVb
Pittsburgh Coal 15 15 >/
Press Steel Car 24 34'.,
Ray Con. Copper 15 15%
Rea, ling 142% 143%
Repub. Iron and Steel . 18% 18%
Southern Pacific SI I /., 82 3 ,'
Tennessee topper .... 31', 31':,
I'nioit Pacific 115 116 a,
U. S. Steel 48 49-%
_do pfd 104 104%
Utah Copper ......... 48% 48" /k
W. U. Telegraph ...... 58% 58%
Westinghouse Mfg .... 68 63
Chicago Closing Prices
By Associated Press,
Chicago, Dec. 28.—Close;
Wheat December, 126':.; Mav,
Corn —December. 66%; May, 73.
Oats—December, 49%; Muv, 53%.
Pork—January, 18.62; May, 19.29.
Lird—January, 10.42; May, 10.65.
Ribs—January, 10.22; May, 10.60.