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That Number of Nails
in Horse's Shoe Leads
to the Arrest of Three
Men as Robbers
MORE THAN SIOO
Man Held Up on " Bellsnickle Night"
Thinks at First That the Thieves
Pointing Gun at Him Are Perpe
trating a Joke
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Waynesboro, Pa., Dec. 29.—Three
•uspects now are in the Franklin county
jail in C'hambersourg, charged with rob
bing J. H. Bear, proprietor of the mill
•nd warehouse at Ccjs Station, of many
ehecks and cash amounting to consid
erably more thai SIOO, and the police
here say that two of the men have
confessed. The persons are Clarence
"Wallace, Howard Wingert and Bruce
McLaughlin, all of this place.
Much of the monev has been recov
ered. The checks, four in number,
amounting to about sl6, it is under
stood, were burned by the robbers to
avoid their detection, and it now is be
lieved that Bear will get back prac
tically all of the stolen money.
The robbery occurred on Christmas
eve while the " bellsnicklers" were
playing pranks and Bear at first con
sidered the matter a joke. The rob
bers. according to the police here, made
the trip to Cess Station in a sleigh and
the fact that tho horse's one shoe con
tained only thirteen nails —an unlucky
number—led to the arrest of the trio.
The police tracked the horse to a livery
stable here and obtained the names of
the trio from the man who hired the
W insert and Wallace, according to
tlie police, say they played the part of
the gunmen and :it the point of a revol
vers compelled Bear to turn over the
• ash. while McLaughlin remained in the
sleigh and kept wa'-ch.
At the preliminary hearing of the
■prisoners, who a.o now awaiting court
trial on the charge of "larceny from
the person.'' Benr remarked to Wallace
"I didn't see your face, but you
haven't lost your voice."'
He positively declared both to be the
men who robbed him.
The police say they obtained some
thing like $36 from Wallace, while
from McLaugalin, they declare, they
obtained almost a hundred dollars. The
police here say McLaughlin offered to
l>ril»e them if thev would "clear him."
GERMANY NOTIFIES 0. S.
US TO THE ACCEPTABILITY
OF CONM BELGIUM
Washington. Dec. 29. —Secretary
Bryan received to-day the formal noti
fication from Germany that American
consuls in Belgian must be acceptable
to the German military authorities and
asking for the withdrawal certain con
suls for the present at least. United
fctates now has consular representatives
only in Brussels, Antwerp, and
Ghent. Since the war broke out they
have been engaged chiefly in looking
after refugees and aiding in relief work
as there was little regular work to do.
Although the text of the communi
cation has not been made public, it is
believed in official circles to be similar
to the one sent Argentina and other
neutral countries, and that while the
Berlin government is not insistent that
consuls in Belgium take out new exe
(fjature from German officials it an
/.ounces that such consuls must perform
their duties only by permission from
the military authorities controlling the
territory in which the consulate is lo
Belgian Government's Protest
Already the Belgian government has
protested against Germany's action
and the Belgian minister iiere in a
statement declares that "such a chauge
could only become lawful by the con
summation of a treaty of pepce deter
mining definitely the status of the oc
The action of Germany in asking for
the withdrawal of certain consuls is
said to be entirely impersonal and to
bo based upon the law of military ne
• easitv which recognises the right of
a military officer in comman i of occu
pied territory to dictate the amount
and extent of civil business and the
• manner in which it shall be conducted
in that territory. it is claimed that
the United States could recognize such
right without committing this country
to a political recognition of the right
j of the military occupants ol' a territory
to its possession.
The notification of Germany that
American consuls in Belgium must be
acceptable to the German military au
thorities had not been called to the at
tention of President Wilson early to
day but he told callers he would give
the question careful consideration. See
retarv Bryan planned to inform the
President of Germany's note at the
Expects Legislative Program to Pass
Ujl Associated Press,
Washington. Uec 29. President
Wilson expects his legislative program,
consisting of the shipping bill, the Phil
ippine bill, the conservation bills and
the appropriation bills, to be passed
during the present session of Congress
and without an extra session.
Exports Exceed Imports
By Associated Press,
Washington, Dec. 29. Secretary
Keflfield told 'President Wilsou and the
Cabinet to-dav that exports from the
Cnited States during December until
December 24 exceeded the imports bv
Artistic Printing at Star-Independent
DR. SEILER'S OLD BOYS IN
REUNION AT NEW ACADEMY
Need of Dormitory Is Emphasized and
Permanent Organisation of Alum
ni Effected at Meeting of 1:20
The old student days under the late
Professor Jacob F. Seilpr, when the
Harrisbung Academy was at Front and
South streets, where so many promi
nent Harrisburgers got their early edu
cation, and the more recent history of
the famous old institution now located
at Riverside, were recalled last evening
at the second annual reunion of the
Academy graduates and former pupils,
held in the new gymnasium. There
were 120 present at the enthusiastic
rally and plans were laid for the for
mation of a permanent organization, to
succeed that formed in 1905, which
will work for the interests of the
school. The organization plans will be
worked out in detail in the coming
At the gathering, characterized as
a "smoker,'' songs were sung aud old
time school stories told, after which
there was a collation, followed by
speeches. John Mcllhenney Smith, of
Princeton, was foastraaster, and
speeches were made by John Fox
Weiss, Vance C. McCormiek, Edwin 8.
Herman, Arthur E. Brown, headmaster
o& the school; A. Boyd Hamilton and
others. An orchestra composed ot'
Academy Alumni played during the
The following committee on perma
nent organization was selected: Vance
C. McCormiek, A. Boyd Hamilton, E.
Z. Wallower, Luther R. Moflitt and
Ehrmau B. Mitchell. The 'committee
will work with the officers of the as
sociation who are President. William
Jennings; vice presidents. Dr. John
Oenslager and Ross A. Hick ok; secre
tary, Ehrman B. Mitchell and treasur
er. George E. p Etter.
During the speeches the need of a
new dormitory was emphasized and
much was said in praise of the work of
Headmaster Brown who has brought the
school's enrollment up to 150.
The guests of honor were Vance C.
McCormiek, president; Dr. Hugh Ham
ilton, secretary; John P. Meliek, treas
urer; James Bovd, E. Z. Gross, E. S.
Herman, Judge George Kunkel and
Henry McCormiek, Jr., of the board of
trustees. The committee which planned
and carried out the program was John
Smith, T. B. Mitchell, Jr., and William
Among those present were: John
H. Alrieks, Harold Astricb, Edwardi
Bailey, William E. Bailey. D. Bailey
Brandt. Thomas M. Beaver, Belle
fonte; C. E. Bririser. J. A. Brandt, S.
Burns, L. F. Balser, E. J. Barr, George
Butterworth, A. E. Buchanan, Edward
Buck, George S. Bennethum, John P.
Burns, Robert A. 8011, George Baush
er, Alfred Clemson, Draper Cooper,
Casper Dull, Daniel M. Dull. John H.
Detweiler, W. C. Dunlap, William Dene
hev, D. R. Demarie, S. S. Eberts, C.
F. Etter, David Fleming, R. V. Fin
ney, Motter Fletcher, John Fink, Hen
derson Gilbert, Henry M. Gross, A. E.
Gastrock, John Hoffer, Jr., A. Boyd
Hamilton, Ross A. llickok, Francis J.
Hall. Carroll Hummel. John Herman,
D. J. Hoffert, William Jennings, Paul
A. Kunkel, Daniel H. Kunkel, W. M.
Kunkel, George Kunkel, Jr., Edward
Keifer. Bruce Long, Walter S. Loser,
W. 11. Musser. Robert McCormiek,
Donald McCormiek, J. P. Meliek, James
B. Messereau, W. H. Neely, M. E. Olm
sted, Jr.. Frank Oenslager, George
Oenslager, George W. Reily, Ralph F.
Russ, Robert Rutherford, James Snave-
I.v, George A. Saltzman, John K.
Shopp, J. H. Stewart, E. J. Staekpole,
Jr., Pierce Shope, Harrv W. Taylor,
George M. Widder, James Wiekersiiam,
Lee Wildman, Robert Wolf, George R.
T. G. Calder. W. J. Calder. Jr.,
H. J. Coover, C. E. Covert, D. R.
Demaree. 8. F. Dnnkle, Charles
Ensminger. Samuel W. Fleming, David
Fleming, 3d, H. H. Frank, E. C. Fager,
Charles B. Fager, Dr. C. M. imager, R.
C. Greenland, Forrest Hunter, Richard
C. Haldeman, Edgar Hainlan, Warren
Hall, Claude Hefflemau, William E.
Holmes. Philadelphia; Ralph Hesser,
J. B. Hatton, Lane Hart, Sr., William
Jennings, Jr., Arthur K. Kunkel. John
C. Kunkel, Jr.. M. Koons, Q. Koons.
Milton Tener. Henry McCormiek, Henry
B. McCormiek, Vance C. McCormiek,
James McC ormiek, Jr., W. K. Meyers.
Jerald A. Morgan, Easton; E. J. Mil
ler, W. J. Mehring, Fred D. Murnma,
Bruce McCamant, J. W. Oenslager,
William Pearson, George R. Peiffer,
S. S. Rutherford. J. S. Ross, Dr. H. m!
Stine, Clare Steiker. D. R. Shotwell,
John M. Smith, Edward Sourbier,
Lester E. Shatzer, Joseph D. Smith.
Frank Seiler, Robert Thomas, Mechan
iesburg; Frank Van Shawk, E. Z.
Wallower, Henry C. Winger, Robert
Wilson. R. L. Weaver. W. G. Windsor,
Jr., William Wilson, Jolm Fox Weiss.
TO WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Derry Street United Brethren Church
Plans an Elaborate Reception
Derrv Street United Brethren church,
Fifteenth and Derry streets, on next
Thursday night will hold a reception
to new members under the direction of
the official board.
Fully a hundred new members, —
som e admitted last Sunday an I others
to be admitted early in January,—will
be the principal guests of the evening.
The affair will begin promptly at 7.30
in the assembly room of the Men's
Bible Class. The program will be
largely musical. Koy Mathias, basso,
will sing and the Indies' quartet, in
cluding Mrs. .1. A. Lyter. Mrs. H. O.
Miller, Mrs. John E. Gipple and Mrs.
K. s. Xisslev, will give several selec
tions. The Rev. Dr. J. A. Lyter, pas
tor, will address the new members in
behalf of the church. J. E. Gipple will
address them in behalf of the Sunday
school of which he is superintendent.
Following the program in the assem
bly room, a buffet luncheon will be
served in the social room. After the
luncheon the congregation will go to
the auditorium where '-watch night"
services will be held under the direc
tion of the pastor. A short talk and
singing from the books used in the
Stough campaign will be features of
Walter Harris, of Sheip'ierdstown,
W. Va., and Miss Marie Williams, of
this city, were married Isst evening at
the home of the officiating clergyman,
the Rev. W. H. Marshall. The couple
will reside in Massillon, O.
There is just a chance that one of
these days war itself will be regarded
as the ultimate "atrocitv."
HARRISBPBQ STAR-INDEPENDENT. TUESDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 29, 1914.
RIG INEY FOR GOOD ROADS
Automobile Division of the State High
way Department Turns Into the
, Treasury 9284,741.90
Outside ot' the fact that it has is
sued 33,000 automobile licenses t'hus
far for 1913, the automobile ilivision
of the State Highway Department has
paid into the State Treasury the sum
of $284,741.50, which "'ill 'be applied
to good roads next year. Yesterday
$18,620 wns received at the treasury,
aud the licenses are being issued as fast
as thcv can ibe made out, owners of
autos not having taken the warning
issued a month ago that they a'pply
early and avoid the rush which is al
ways sure to come in the closing days
of tihe vear.
It is intended to keep up the hard
work until all are issued, but the force
is kept at it night and day. The tags
are ail sent out by parcel post, it being
found to be much cheaper and more ex
peditious than by express.
The State Treasury yesterday re
ceived $1,650 from the Harrington
Goodman Co., inc.; $333.34 from the
Adelphia Hotel Co., Philadelphia;
$333.34 from the International boiler
works, and SSOO from t'he Wafker Ice
Cream Co., all 'bonds on increases of
Dubois a City
Governor Tener to-day signed the
proclamation announcing that Dubois,
Clearfield county, is a third class city
under the Clark law, and at the same
time atlixed his signature to the char
ter, which was transcribed on parch
ment- and will be forwarded to the chief
executive of the new city.
J. W. Ballade, of Auburn, and F. H.
Schneider, Philadelphia, were to-day ap
pointed State Medical Examiners.
Want More Police
The reference in the report of the
Economy and Efficiency Commission of
the great need of two more companies
of State police was heard with mudh
satisfaction at the Department of State
Police, and it is understood that an en
deavor will be made to legisla
tion to that effect, along with an ap
propriation to pay for the increased
membership expenses. The appropria
tion made two years ago is exhausted,
and demands for police aid ■cannot be
answered as the department would wish.
This week a letter was received from
the 'Mayor of Erie asking that srtb-sta
tion be established in that city, as ev
erybody was impressed with the excel
lent. work of the State police in pre
serving order during the recent strike.
Smallpox in Juniata
T'he State Health Department to-day
received notice of a case of smallpox
in East Waterford, Juniata county, and
orders were ar once sent to kee:> c'.ese
wat«'y on it.
Capitol Hill employes extended
hearty congratulations to-dav to Col. Ed
M. Householder, of the Park Guard, who
was last night elected president of the
Harrisburg Republican Club.
F. T. Flinchtoaugh, a Greencastle
manufacturer, complains to the Public
Service Commission t'hat the borough
authorities have posted a notice that
water will be turned on only from 8
to 9 in the morning and from 5 to 6
in the evening during 1914 and that
inasmuch as the emergency pumping
plant, contrary to Phe wishes of 90 per
cent, of the taxpayers, has been re
moves!. the water supply is inadequate.
E. M. Watt, of Pine Grove 'Mills,
complains because the freight and pas
senger service between that place and
Bellefonte. on the line of the -Bellefonte
Central railroad, has been dis ontinued.
RETURNS TOO MUCH IX TAXES
Reed Township Collector Entitled to
Rebate of $2.00 From County
Of three collectors of county tax
outside of the city w"ho already have
made settlement for tliieir county tax
duplicate, George M. Cooper, of Reel
township, it was learned to-day, has
paid juet $2.90 more than is required
of him. The money will be returned to
The Reed township tax duplicate and
"extra list collections"—charges made
up from revised assessment lists—called
for $464.38 and Cooper has paid
$467.28 into the > ounty treasurv.
Frank W. ißoyer. tax collector of
L'niontown borough, has settled for his
duplicate, amounting to $405.56, while
A. Elmer Rvrtt, of West Londonderry
also ha.s paid in full, his duplicate
amounting to $1,148.80.
H. Edward Berger, Lvkeus, and Ruth
Leonard Green and Anna Jordan,
MANY WOMEN WANT WORK
Applicants for Plain Sewing Fill Offices
of Home and War Relief
An unexpected increase in the num
ber ol' applicants for plain -sewing work
at the Home anil War Relief Associ
ation yesterday almost swamped the
Home Relief and the supplies divisions
From the opening of the office at 9
o'clock until its close at 6.30 there
was no let-up. Seven women we're
waiting when the office opened. In
steady streams they kept the offices
filled during the day and when the last
one had been given plain sewing on
war sufferers' garments, there was the
grand total of 78 for the day.
The Red Cross division was enriched
by several contributions. Little Miss
Jane Ely, 307 North Front street, gave
$2 for ether. An operation she under
went some time ago doubtless influ
enced the little miss in designating
the particular medical supply for which
her money should be used, ljater she
figured, with her sister Elizabeth, and
Avis Ann Hickok in a $2.05 contribu
tion, the proceeds of postcard sales.
Two sewing machines were tendered
by the Singer Sewing Machine Com
pany. Both yere accepted and will be
used in a sewing room to be fitted up
All departments will close Thursday
night and not open until Monday.
STUDY OF SPANISH
CoMlaued Fr*m Pint Pace.
people under our flag think in the Span
ish language. The world-wiide and un
fortunate war has opened suddenly a
new market for six hundred million dol
lars of American products in our sister
republics to the South. They all use
the Spanish language. In New York,
only a fortnight ago, that wise educa
tor-statesman, Ambassador Naou from
the Argentine Republic plead for our
help in giving his progressive and wou
derfullv resourceful people the products
their advancing civilization requires.
Shall this voice from the land' of Sar
iniento, the foremost man in all Latin-
America, go unheeded, or shall we at
once teach our pupils to use the Span
ish language, the language of the Pan-
America south of us, —the language of
one-tenth of our own people,—the
language that opens to us the doors of
honorable trade in a hundred harbors, —
the language that may and probably
will, because of the present war, be
come what it once was, tine language
of diplomacy throughout the world?
" With this as added equipment for
our own national development should
go such a detailed study of the Ameri
can Republic as to give our people an
understanding of their institutions,
their industries, and their rich and
varied natural resources.
Practical Education Wanted
"We shall also be wise when we
heed the call for a training that shall
produce in an effective way the commo
dities the world wants. In the last
analysis, an education that tloes not
put a *largor loaf on a workman's table
is scarcely the kind of education the
people should be asked to support. And
this can and must be done without any
lessening of that liberal culture which
gives tone and character to our people
and ensures the leadership essential to
a progressive democracy.
"We have trained out people to en
joy and this is well. We must also
train them to produce the things they
now know to enjoy. Thus we give
the complete equipment that a rightly
organized society requires for its per
petutity and for its progress.
"There i>re 'many men of many
minds,' voicing educational hopes and
helps. Let us, this great State,
teach our children what it means to be
a Pennsylvania, a citizen of a com
monwealth whose contributions to the
civic, economic, educational and relig
ious develo|mient of our country is sec
ond to none.
"There are new things to be done —
vastly important ones. We shall do
them one toy one as t'hey press for con
sideration. We can never be a static
people. The best of yesterday is but
a hint of th? ordinary of to-morrow.
The call always has been, always will
be. for men and wvnen of great hearts
and broad vision, who shall speedily
lead our people into all wise and
worthful things. The best is none too
good. To you the commonwealth turns
to make actual for each up-springing
citizen the best ideals that our spirits
Other Speakers on Program
The devotional exercises of the aft
ernoon session were conducted by the
Rev. L. S. Mudge, pastor of Pine
Street Presbyterian church. Samuel
J. M'eCarrell gave the address of wel
come, and Superintendent of Schools
James J. Palmer, of Oil City, respond
ed. Music was furnished toy the Schu
mann Ladies' quartet.
A number of departments of the
State Association met simultaneously
this morning in various rooms in the
Technical High school building, each
with its separate chairman and speak
ers. The departments included county
superintendence, city anil borough su
perintendence, college and normal
schools, High school classical language,
history, mathematics and science, mod
ern language, commercial, English,
graded schools, township schools, man
ual arts and music. In each of these
departments, addresses were made by
specialists in their different lines of
Experiment Tried in Local School
One of the most interesting sessions
perhaps, was that held by the classical
language section, in the social room of
the building. Miss Katharine McNiff,
of the Central High school faculty, this
city, who was chairman of- the meet
ing, spoke briefly of experiments which
she has been trying for the past two
years in the teaching of Latin to first
She told how she conversed in Latin
with her pupils and endeavored to in
terest them in the language by telling
simple stories. In Latin, she .said that
the girls understood her more readily
than the toovs, and that ail had a lot
of fun. Testimonials which she re
ceived from Vance C. McCormiek,
Bishop Darlington and other prominent
Harris bun? citizens as to the benefits
which may be derived from the study
and appreciation of Latin literature,
aroused, she said, much interest among
the students, and served as incentives
in their work.
Girl Got Warlike Spirit
How the military spirit may be ac
quired by a iperusal ot" Caesar's com
mentaries. was illustrated bv one
speaker, who told of a girl who, after
translating u passage from one of V 1
stirring chapters of Caesar, looked up
eagerly and said, "1 wish we had a
The (dosing address of the session
was delivered 'by Dr. Dennison, of
Swarthmore College, on How Caesar's
Battlefields in France l*>ok To-day."
"There is a tendency to-day," he
said, "to point out the relations of the
past to the living present. The past
caunot bp dead. After the passage of
twenty centuries we can identify the
sites of Caesar's battles in France,
Belgium and Alsace-Lorraine, the tor
ritory where nations are fighting to-day.
"Caesar's works were the first con
nected historical narratives of European
events. In his commentaries, he lifted
the curtain on Northern European his
Why History Repeats Itself
"The reason history repeats itself is
to be found largely in geographical con
ditions. Mountains and rivers deter
mine the sites of battles, so that con
flicts may be held repeatedly on the
same soil. The sentiment, 'Die Wacht
Am Rhein,' existed in Caesar's flay,
for the strip of land on the bank of
the Rhine was the fighting ground of
Europe then, as it is now."
Dr. Dennison illustrated his lecture
on present day conditions on the sites
of the ancient battlefields, bv means
of lantern slides.
At the session of the city and bor
ough superintendence, an earnest ap
peal was made by Superintendent C. F.
Hoban, of Dunmore, for an increase in
the salary of public school teachers.
Plea For More Pay Applauded
"We ought to put the teaching pro-
I Cession." lie a*id. "at least on the basis
of an occupation. Teachers are leav
ing our schools in great numbers, to
take up positions which will pay them
what they are worth. We have lost
some of our best teachers in that way.
I urge on all superintendents here to
ask their school boards when they go
back home to pay their teuehers on the
basis of a twelve mouths' salary."
Considerable npplause followed the close
of the appeal.
This evening's general session in the
auditorium of Technical High School,
will include on its program the address
of the president, Robert C. Shaw, of
Greensburg; an address on "The Stand
ard Rural School Plant," by Dr. Lewis
W. Rapeer of State College; an ad
dress on "Educational Values," bv Dr.
W. C. Bagley, professor of education,
University of Illinois, music by the
Sehuman Ladies' (Quartette and a violin
solo by Janet Mellroy, McKeesporc.
The session will open n't 7.45 o'clock.
Department meetings will continue
to-morrow morning, aud a general ses
sion will follow in the afternoon.
Set for Trial at the Next Session of
Common Pleas Court, Begin
ning January 18
Thirty civil court cases—suits for
damages, recovery of book accounts and
other legal issues—have been set down
lor trial at the next term of common
pleas court, beginning January 18. The
list was announced to-dav bv Prothon
otary Henry F. Holler, as follows:
Mabel Lerch, et al., vs. Hummelstown
& Canipbelltowii Street Railway Com
pany, trespass; Catherine Trout vs. Ly
kens Valley Coal Company, trespass;
Como Cornwall," vs. Sides i; Sides, ap
peal; David Leidy, administrator, vs.
Central Pennsylvania Traction Com
pany, trespass; Commonwealth Insur
ance Co. vs. W. H. Oppcrman Co., as
sumpsit; Curtis A. March vs. Char km
Keefer, assumpsit; C. F. .Phillips vs. Al
len Budd, et al., trespass; Central Trust
Co., use, vs. A. B. Meliargue, ot al., is
sue; Louis Sobel vs. William B.
Schleisner, assumpsit; Sarah Prowell, e l,
al., vs. Harrisburg Railways Co., tres
pass; C. J. Mahonev vs. City, trespass;
Charles M. Forney, et al., vs. 'Harris
burg Railways, trespass; Robert Stew
art vs. State, assumpsit; Harper T.
Bressler, et al., vs. Williams Valley Wa
ter Co., issue; Sadie Hoeruer, et al., vs.
John H. Hoerner, et al., assumpsit;
John H. Palin vs. Beu Franklin Fire
Insurance Co., assumpsit; Peter Magora
vs. Louis W. Kay, assumpsit; Nye &
Frederick Company vs. J. C. Ewiug Un
derwear Company, assumpsit; Nellie E.
Blessing, administrator, vs. Adam Rudy,
J. H. Famous vs. J. H. Troup, United
Ice and Coal Co. vs. William D. Mark
ley, Abraham Spooner vs. Samuel
Springer, all appeals by defendants;
Harristourg Light and Power Co. vs. R.
G. Cox, assumpsit; Mary S. Boove vs.
Central Guarantee and Safe Deposit
Trust Co., issue; John Mover vs. A.
Harry Bby, trespass; Zdrave Blajefl' vs.
Stressa Dinitroff, trespass; Esther Hick
enell, et al., vs. E. C. Garman, tres
pass; A. L. Greenberg Tron Co. vs.
Mifflin township, assumpsit; Louis A.
Smith vs. John Drexler, assumpsit; Wil
liam C. Bolton vs. Clarence H. Miller,
Mis. Alice I>. DeHart
Mrs. Alice L. DeHart, wife of Wil
liam P. DeHart, died this morning at
1.10 o'clock at hor home, 818 South
Cameron street, aged 54 years. Be
side her husband slu' leaves one son,
Edward D., and a daughter, Mrs.
David P. Doughertj'.
Funeral services will be held on
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the
Rev. Prank P. McKenzie, pastor of
Calvary Presbyterian church, officiat
ing. He will be assisted by the Rev.
Harry B. King, Paxton Presbyterian
church, Burial will 'be made in the Bast
Mrs. Mary A. Koons Dies at 83
Mrs. Mary A. Koons, widow of Ja
cob Koons, died at, the home of Mrs.
Ray Karper, her step-daughter, 355
Hummel street, yesterday, 83 years
old. The funeral will take place to
morrow afternoon at 4 o'clock from
the home, the Rev. Thomas Reisch of
ficiating. The body will be taken to
Sulphur Springs on Thursday for
Carranza's Forces Join Villa
By Associated Press,
On Board U. S. S. San Diego, En
Route to San Diego, (Jal., Dec. 29 (by
Wireless).' —Seven thousand troops of
General Carranza's forces declared to
day for General Villa at Tepic, in the
State of that name, on the west coast
of Mexico. Foreigners at San Bias and
Tepic have takei: refuge aboard the
United States supply ship Glacier.
Rear Admiral Howard, in command of
the Pacific fleet, on receipt of the news,
ordered the guniboat Annapolis iby wire
less to San Bias, but no trouble is ox
Four More Go to Jail
By Associated Press.
Indianapolis, Dec. 29. —Pour more,
including E. W. Talbott, City Control
ler of Terre Haute, and George Ehren
hardt, a member o* the Terre Haute
Board of Public Works, were arrested
at Terre Haute to-day by Federal au
thorities on the indictment returned De
cember 23 charging conspiracy to cor
rupt the election of November 3, last.
The arrests to-day bring the total made
since the dragnet was set Christmas
night to 100.
New X-Ray for Harrisburg Hospital
A new X-rav machine to cost $2,000
will be purchased for the Harrisburg
Hospital to take the place of the pres
ent one, according to an announcement
following a meeting of the Board of
Managers yesterday afternoon. Dr.
Park A. Deckard was elected electro
therapeutist and Dr. A. Ritzman
Business Improving, Says Wilson
By Associated Press.
Washington. Dec, 29.—President
Wilson told callers to-day that all the
information reaching him indicated
business in the United States wa9
A Furrow on His Brow
The To>urist (spending a week end
in the village, to the oldest inhabit
ant) —Well, I don't know what you do
here. It's certainly the most dead and
alive show I was ever in.
The Oldest Inhabitant—Ah. you
ought to wait till next week, ?ur, and
see how the place 'ull be stirred up
The Tourist—Why, what's on next
The Oldest Inhabitant —Plowia". —
Valuable experience is the kind you
can exchange for real money.
I r ,
THE SONGS OF
Selected By J. HOWARD WERT
No - 312 - Life's Track
By Ella Wheeler Wilcox
This game of life is a dangerous play,
Each human soul must watch alwav
From the first to the very last.
1 care not however strong and pure—
Let no man say he is perfectly sure
The dangerous reefs are past.
For many a rock may lurk near by
That never is seen when the tide is
Let no man dare to boast.
When the hand is full of trumps —be-
For that is the time when thought and
And nerve are needed most.
As the oldest jockey knows to his cost.
Full many a well-run race is lost
A brief half length from the wire.
The Parting Hour
By Edward Pollock
There's something in the "parting
Will chill the warmest heart—
Yet kindred, comrades, lovers, friends,
Are fated all to part:
But this I've seen—and many a pang
Has pressed it on my mind —
The one who goes is happier
Than those he leaves behind.
No matter what the journey be—
Adventurous, dangerous, far;
To the wild deep or bleak frontier;
To solitude or war;
Still something cheers the heart that
In all of human kind,
And they who go are happier
Than those they leave behind.
The bride to the bridegroom's
With doiilitings anil with tears,
But, does not Hope her rainbow spread |
LOWER TAX RATE
Continued From Plrat I'age.
and last year we provided $25,000 to
cover the cost of ipaving the west side
of North 'Front street, an exjense which
the City not yet has 'been required to
The question raised by tlhe Mayor
was considered by his colleagues to be
"purely technical," one of tneni said,
and no one attempted to offer an an
swer. The Republican memibers and
Commissioner Gorgas, Democrat, insist
ed that the nine mill tax rate was de
cided upon after (Mr. Gorgas, estimates
showed that the receipts from all
sources in 1915 should be not less than
$555,000 and the 'budget carries onlv
Mayor Submits Figures
But the Mayor had figures which he
said he, too, had gathered from the
fity records and by making compari
sons with 1913 appropriations and
revenues, the Mayor insisted:
''l cannot understand how we are
going to take care of all these appro
priations with a reduced tax rate wneu
apparently the figures show that our
revenues will be less."
Later the Mayor touched upon the
departmental increases, saving that the
total budget for 1915 will exceed the
1913 budget by more thun $23,000.
However, his colleagues pointed out
that in 1913 the departmental defi
ciencies totaled more than $9,000,
which would really have made the cost
of running the city that vear some
thing Jike $538,00'0. It was also said
by the Mayor's colleagues that the
natural increases in revenues from one
I year to another have ran anywhere
from $5,000 to $15,000.
The Republican Commissioners took
issue with the Mayor when he remark
ed that the Clark act has not been
the means of running the city at less
cost than formerly, Commissioner Tay
Ly economical administration we
have cut dawn the running expenses
and these reductions ena'bled us to
make the improvements."
The mayor's reply to that was to
read from a record of departmental
increases which he has compiled. He
noted these appropriation boosts:
Executive Department, $6,440; Law,
$300; Highway, $15,901; Sealer of
Weights and Measures, $910; Health,
$5,708; Food Inspection, $1,692;
Plumbing, $270; Park, $4,800; Fire'
$3,000; Lighting, $8,956; Fire and
Police alarm, $2,385.
New Positions Created in Year
New positions created bv the Com
mission under the Clark act, the mayor
said, are these: Planning Commission,
City Forester, Captain of Police, As
sistant City Assessor, Assistant Health
Officer, three school inspectors, food in
spectors, city chemist and six patrol
1 his data the Mayor said he obtained
through comparisons with the 1913
and 1915 appropriation bills. IHe add
ed that he "favored them or most of
them" and remarked that many are
natural increases due to the growth of
Eventually the Mayor called for th°
vote on the passage of the tax levy
ordinance. His colleagues favored it
without qualifying their vote, but the
Mayor said he favored it on the
strength of Commissioner Gorgas' state
ment that the revenues will take care
of the appropriations.
Ordinances introduced aud passed on
first reading to-day included a meas
ure providing for one additional patrol
man—a traffic man to "be stationed on
The contract for the construction of
a golf club house in Reservoir Park
was awarded to J. A. Me.Kelvey at his
bid of $2,194. To W. H. Murphy &
Son, Chamfoersburg, was awarded "the
contract for the construction of a con
crete bridge over Spring creek at Cam
eron street for $1,687.
Wrecked By Gale Christmas Day
B.V Associated Press.
New York, Dec. 29.—The three
masted schooner Warren Adams which
sailed December 21 from Charleston,
8. C., for Philadelphia, with lumber,
was wrecked by a gale Christmas Day
nil abandoned in a sinking condition,
December 27, according to her crew
of seven which were rescued by the
Norwegian steamer Joseph J. Cuneo,
from Kingston, anil landed here to
And many a soul that has fought with
And gained each battle, at last gives in (
To sudden, fierce desire.
And .vain seems the effort of spur and
Or the hoarse, hot cry of the pallid lip.
When once we have fallen back. >
It is better to keep on stirrup and rein, J
The steady poise and the careful strain »
In speeding along life's track.
A watchful eye and a strong, true hand
Will carry us under the Judge's stand,
If prayer, too, does its part,
And little by little the struggling soul
Will grow and strengthen and gaiu con
Over the passionate heart.
Across her cloudy fears'
Alas! the mother who remains,
What comfort can she find.
But this —the gone is happier
Than one she leaves behind f
Have von a friend—a comrade dear;
An old and valued friend?
j lie sure your term of sweet concourse
At, length will have an end,
j And when you part—as part you will—
j O take it not unkind,
i That he who goes is happier
Than you he leaves behind.
God wills it 80 —and so it is;
' The pilgrims on their way.
Though weak and worn, more cheerful
Than all the rest who stay;
And when, at Inst, poor man, subdued,
Lies down to death, resigned,
j May he not still lie happier far
| Thau those he leaves behind?
GAITHER GOES ON
Continued ( rum l''lr«t I'sgr.
|to the Governor and secretary of the
I Pennsylvania Panama Pacific Cornm !s
--sion, of which he was an original mem-
I ber, the resignation to take effect Janu
ary 1, but lie will not assume the d"
| ties of commissioner in the Public Se \ •
'ice body until January 10, remaining
1 with Governor Tener until the close of
j the latter's administration.
The appointment of Mr. Gaither to
I membership in the Public. Service Com
I mission will make necessary a chango
| in the terms of those already connect
! od with that body. Samuel W. Penny
j packer will become chairman of the
Commission, his term being extended
from 8 to 10 years, and the terms of
all of the other members of the Com-
I mission will be extended one year. Mr.
| Gaither is commissioned for two yean
| and a half. The Commissioners' names
! will be sent to the Senate for contirma
! tion on next. Tuesday along with tlios'i
I of all of the persons who have received
! appointments made by the Governor
! during the recess between Senate sea
Mr. Gaither will retain his voting
I residence iri Pittsburgh, but will re
! tain his actual residence in Harris
burg. He will be the resident member
j of the Public Service Commission.
I On the news of his appointment be-
I ing made known Mr. Gaither was 111#
I recipient of many congratulations.
, NEW VOKK STOUK EXCHANGE
Ftrnished by H. W. Snavely, Broket,
Arcade Buildiug, Walnut and Court
New York, Dec. 29.
Alaska Gold Mines .... 27 26%
Anial Copper 52% 51 s
Amer Beet Suga.' 33% 38',.
. American tan 25% 25%
Am Car and foundry Co 44 4 4
! Amer Tel and Tel 11S 118
! Anaconda 25',4 25',:.
Atchison 92 92'..
i Baltimore and Ohio .. . 69% 68'',
[ Betiilehem Steel 4 5 45
| Canadian 'Pacific 154'/, 154";,
I Central Leather 37% 36%
! Chesapeake and Ohio . . 40',:. 10',
I Chi no Con Copper .... 33'/, 33
| Consol Gas 113% 113-';
I Distilling Securities ... 11% 11%
Erie 22% 21%
I Brie, Ist pf«l 33% 33%
i Good rich B I-' 24% 24 %
| (ireat Nor pfd 113% 112%
Interboro 'Met pfd .... 50% 50%
j Lehigh Valley 130% 130%
j Mex Petroleum 53 53
i Missouri Pacific 9% 9%
i Nov Consul Copper .... II % 11%
! New York ■Central .... 83% 83%
NY,N 'H and H 54% 55
■ Northern Pacific 99 99%
; Penna R R 104% 104%
; Rav Con. Copper 15% 15%
'Reading 14 3% 143%
|Southern Pacific 82% 82Vis
j Southern Ry 14 14
! Union Pacific 1 IG 115%
jU. S. Rubber 53% 52%
IT. S. Steel 49% 49
do pfd 104% 104%
Utah Copper 48% 48%
Western Maryland .... 14% 14%
W. U. Telegraplv 57% 57%
Chicago Closing Prices
By Associated Press.
Chicago, Dei-. 29.—Close:
Wheat—Dec., 127%: May, 129%.
Corn —Dec., 67%; May, 73%.
Oats—Dec., 49%: May, 54.
Pork—Jan., 18.55; May, 19.12.
Lard-—Jan., 10.40; May, 10.60.
j Ribs—Jan., 10.55; May, 10.50.
Philadelphia Closing Prices
By Associated Press. *
Philadelphia, Dec. 29.—Stocks closed
[Cambria Steel 4 2
I General Asphalt 32
| do pfd t!7
! Lake Superior Cor., 10
I Lehigh .Navigation 77
■ Lehigh Valley 64%
Penna. iR. R 52%
I Pha. Electric 23%
; Pha. Company 33
Pha. Rapid Transit 11%
Storage Battery 4 7
Union Traction 38':.,
United Gas 82'/..
U. S. Steel 49 '
It will be interesting to see if Mexi
co can rise without a stablizer.