The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, December 30, 1914, Page 4, Image 4

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Ten Towns in State
Have Already Adopt
ed New Plan Speak
er Tells Teachers
Departments of Educational Associa
tion in Closinf Meetings This Morn
ing Elect Officer?— Convention Ad
journs To-morrow
The last meetings of the separate de
partments of the State Educational As
sociation were this morning held in
rocms on all floors of the Technical
High school and officers for the ensu
ing year were elected following the
Teadiog of papers and the holding of
round tabie conferences.
In the high school department ani
mated debates on various questions took
place. During a discussion on the ad
vantages of dividing a school course
into six years of elementary and six
years of high school work the fact was
brought out that tnere are already
about ten high schools in small towns
of this State which have adopted the
new gradation.
Those who spoke on the matter of
setting up a high standard for the
preparation of high school teachers
seemed to be of the opinion that strict
requirements ought not be laid down
for teachers, since instructors who are
anxious to do better work will volun
tarily take up summer studies at uni
' In this connection the matter of
teachers' pay was brought up. the as
sertion being made that teachers could
not afford to take university work in
\nany cases.
Title of Prof, an Honor
"The public schools." said the chair
man, Prof. C. O. Althouse. of Philadel
phia. "are competing with business,
nhen a good teacher gets a big offer
from a business firm he often leaves the
profession. The schools say that for
the privilege of being called Prof, you
should accept a position with them for
S7OO. If onlv the salary were made
commensurate with the task, we could
keep our teacners.''
That a High school teacher should
have some pedagogical training over
and above his college course was the
contention of one speaker, who told how
A young man fresh from college had
tried to begin teaching ninth grade
children where he had left off in col
lege. how he had scorned Grammar, and
had been soaring above the heads of
his pupils in endeavors to conduct a
revival in poetry. The speaker de
clared that a year's training in defi
nite methods of teaching would have
saved tha't young man considerable
Abolition of Examinations Urged
Many High school students had 1 they
been present would have loudly ap
plauded the statement of another
speaker advocating the gradual aboli
tion of* examinations in High schools.
"A set of examination questions
cannor possibly cover a term's work in
a High school." said this speaker, "and
the «tandard by which pupils should be
judged ought to be the word of their
teachers. Marks and grades are the
bug bears in our High schools. Tests
at intervals are well and good, but set
examinations accomplish nothing."
In answer to this declaration, Miss
Katharine McNiff of the faculty of
Central High school, this city, told how
for ten years final examinations had
been dispensed with at the local High
school, and how during that time nor
mal schools had complained that Har
risburg graduates were much slower in
their work than formerly.
That '' teachers should never under
any circumstances yield to parents in
the matter of promoting children."
was perhaps the most emphatic and
most generally accepted statement
made during the session.
Model School Exhibited
At the session of the department of
graded schools, attended principally by
women, a model school was conducted
by Miss Patterson, in first grade read
ing. Fifteen little boys and girls from
one of the local primary schools, ex
hibited their skill before the teachers.
Officers elected by various depart
ments follow: Colleges and Normal
schools. President. Frank E. Baker.
Kdinboro Xormal; vice president, 8.
B. MeCormiek, chancellor University of
Pennsylvania: secretary, O. H. Backe
las. Bloomsburg Normal, and treasurer,
Harvey Brumbaugh, Juniata College.
County superintendence, president, C.
Knapp, Warren county: vice presi
dent. Frank Koehler. Monroe county;
secretary, L K. *'rumrine, Washington
county, and treasurer, J. F. Hoffman.
Bucks county.
City and borough superintendence,
pre- dent, J. T. Allison. Wilkinsburg;
vi e president. F. C. Steltz, Brad lock:
secretary, T. B. shank, .Jeanette, and
treasurer. I. 0. Eilcnberger, Sunburv.
Graded schools, president, Joseph" A.
Shovelin, Columbia county: vice presi
dent. .1. Hollinger, Pittsburgh, ami
secretary, Miss Etta M. Work. Char
Speakers on To-Night's Program
To night, in Technical High school
auditorium, Dr. Griggs, 0 f New York,
will .peak on "Education for the Art
of. Life." and Dr. Cordon, of Columbus,
Ohio, will speak on "The Three C's in j
Education.'' The last general session
will be held to-morrow morning, when!
odicers of the association will be
Dr. Davidson, of Pittsburgh, spoke
this afternoon on the subject. "The'
Old Order Changeth," Dr. Griggs, of
New York, on "Self Culture Through 1
the Vocation," and Dr. Halbrosk on
"The Life of Drudgery of Our Country
Mummers to Hold Dance To-niglrt
The Mummers' Association in a final
effort to finance the fantastic parade to
be held on New Year's day will hold a
masquerade to-night at Winterdale. The
dance will begin at 8 o'clock and will
• ontimie until midnight. .Several prizes
will bp given for excellence in dancing
ami attire.
Artistic Printing at Star-Independent.
Two Representatives From Western
Pennsylvania Call on Resident
Clerk—Ready for Rush
The first members of the lower
brant h of the State Legislature to ar
rive in the city were James F. Wood
ward, Allegheny county, and Donald
Glenn, of Franklin, Venango county.
Ro-tih members called on I. Dale Meals,
resident clerk of the House, and A. B.
Smith, clerk of foe Appropriations com
mittee of the 'House.
The work of seating the members of
the House is progressing rapidly. It is
impossible to satisfy every nienrtier who
has sent in a request for seats and it is
expected tSiat about- twenty per cent,
of the new members will be dissatisfied.
Other moiWbers of the House will be
gin arriving to-morrow and by Saturday
many will be on hand to take part in
the campaign for Speaker. As yet none
of the prospective candidates nave been
on Capitol Hill since the announcement
of their candidacy.
Commissioner Jackson in Philadelphia.
Dr. John Price Jackson, Commission
er of Labor and Industry, was to-day
att ending a i'ouference taking up the
problem of the unemployed in 'Philadel
phia. This conference was the outgrowth
of a meeting of the American Associa
tion on Labor Legislation wfliich met
in Philndle'f'hia Monday and Tuesday of
this week.
Good Boads News
The Pennsylvania Highway News in
its second number, just issued, gives
some interesting statistics of the work
that has been done during the season
just closed, after the automobile money
was released and placed at the dis
posal of the State Highway Depart
ment. I'p to the present time in this
season's work 6,300 miles of earth
roads have beeii gone over, ditches and
drains opened and the surfaces dragged
and repaired, together with 365 miles
of stone roads. This work is handled
by trained forces in everv branch, and
scientific business methods are worke 1
out with precision. The showing dur
ing the entire year indicates that the
department has been verv mura on the
All Want Quick Licenses
Applications for automobile licenses
for 1915 are being received in great
numbers at tile Automobile Division of
the State Highway Department. Up
to the dose of business yesterday 37.-
326 licenses have been granted for
pneumatic tired vehicles. 3.290 for
solid tired, 11 for tractors, 46 for
trailers, 793 for motorcycles, 9.027 for
drivers, 1,361 for dealers and 5,142
for operators with 33 transfers. The
total amount of money thus received
is $365,445. The Automobile Divis
ion is working frantically to keep up
with the flood of applications received
thus far and has been able to do so.
Senator Hall Dying
j Senator ,T. K. P. Hall is critically ill
at Tampa, F!a.. according to a message
! received in Ridgway bv his brother.
•Judge Harry Alvan Hall. Physicians
I have given up hope. Senator Hall Ims
j been ill since early in the summer, and
j was operated on in Buffalo and Cleve
land hospitals. He was advised to
1 *pend the winter in the South, and left
here three weeks ago accompanied by
his wife and son. Lvle G. Hall. Another
son. William E. Hall, of New York, is
1 on the way to his father's bedside.
| Safety Meeting Next Month
] Safety meetings of committees of
the state Industrial Board have been
j scheduled for the Department of Labor
I and Industry as follows:
Quarries. January 7; canneries. Jan
uary 8: ladders. January 12; cranes and
| hoists and conveyors. January 14. A
| meeting on iron and steel mills'is sched
i uled for Pittsburgh January 20.
Confers With Inspectors
Lew R. Palmer, ctoief of the Bureau
of Inspection of the Department of
lxibor and Industry, has had a confer
i ence with some of t'he inspectors in the
outlying districts planning the work of
the new year.
Gaither Being Congratulated
Many congratulatory letters and tele
grams have been received by Walter H.
Gaither, private secretary to Governor
Tener, wOiose aip-rointment to tile Public
Service (Board was announced yesterday
by Governor Tener.
Claim Exceesive Water Rates
The boroughs of Ben Afvon and Ems
worth have filed with the Public Service
Commission a complaint against the
Ohio Valley Water Company, claiming
t'hat the rates are excessive' The com
mission is asked to fix a fair and rea
sonable schedule of rates.
Approve Charter Applications
Applications for ('barters were ap
proval to-dav as follows: Brick an 1
Stone Co., Waynesburg, capital $12,-
000; East Bear Ridge Colliery Co., Phil
adelphia, capital $10,000': Federal
Amusement Co.. Pittsburgh, capital $5,
000: Garden Athletic Co., Johnstown,
cacpital $10,000; 'Homestead .'Mining
Co., Pittsburgh, capital $8,000; J. G.
Lauer Co.. Pittsburgh, capital $5,000;
Liberty Fruit and Produce Co., Pitts
burgh, capital SS,CKM): Lasko 'Manufac
turing Co.. capital $5,000;
Purrelia Realty Co.. Philadelphia, cap
ital $10,001); Scootar Coal Mining Co.,
Williamsport, capital SIO,OOO.
State Bank Is Chartered
Application for charter for the State
bank of Tidioute was approved by Gov
ernor Tener this morning. The applica
tion was first approved and certified
by W. H. Smith. Commissioner of Bank
ing. The capital of the new bank is
Another Electrocution
Governor Tener to-day set the date
for the electrocution of Andrew
Maiinowski, of Allegheny county, as the
week beginning February 22. The ex
ecution will ta'ke place at the Western
penitentiary, near 'Bellefonte.
Was Widow of Clergyman and Was
Born in 1830
Washington, Dec. 3o.— MTS. Mary C.
Hughes, mother of Associate Justice
Charles E. Hughes, of the United States
Supreme Court, died early to-day at her
residence here.
She was the widow of the Rev. David
C. Hughes, late of New York, and was
born in Middletown. Delaware county,
N. Y„ November 22, 1830. Her life
was devoted to religious and charitable
111 111
No Changes Are Ex
pected When Boards
Are Reorganized
Next Monday
NEEDS $3,200
Commissioners Will Act Late This Aft
ernoon on Bequest of the County
Sealer, Boyer, for an Increase in
His Salary
The County Commissioners and the
Directors of the Poor practically clear
est their 1914 calendars to-day pre
paratory to reorganizing for the new
year in extraordinary sessions to be
held on Monday next. In Court House
circles it is practically conceded that,
all of the present countv employes will
be retained. Isaac S. Hoffman, it is said,
will again head the County Commis
sioners. ,
With four exceptions all of the coun
ty physicians connected with the Poor
Department will b e retained for 1915
under a resolution adopted by the di
rectors at a meeting a week ago. Har
ry A. Walters, it is expected, will again
be elected to the presidency of the
Poor Board and so far as can be learn
ed there will be no changes in the per
sonnel of the persons now employed at
the. Dauphin county almshouse.
Poor Board Needs $5,200
Through County Solicitor Fred M.
Ott, the County Commissioners this
morning informed the Directors of the
Poor that their requisition for an addi
tional appropriation to carry on the
department until the close of' the pres
ent fiscal year must be submitted anew,
and the Directors said they probably
would have the estimate prepared by
late afternoon to-duv.
The Poor Board originally asked for
$3,500 for this purpose, but it now is
believed that only $3,200 or $3,300
will be necessary. The sum to be
granted will be determined by the
amount of the Poor Board's bills and
an estimate of the business to be taken
care of to-morrow. That the Directors
of the Poor had a big deficit and were
unable to pay their employes the reg
ular half month "s salary immediately
before the holidays, the County Commis
sioners said this morning, was not
known to the latter when the requisition
for $3,500 was offered a week ago.
The Directors of the Poor this morn
ing confined their work to paying bills
and granting haif a dozen or more re
lief orders. The County Commission
ers were gathering data on fireproof
book cabinets, it being their plan to
purchase one for the County Control
ler. They also approved the November
and December reports of Harry A. Boy
er. County Sealer of Weights and
Measures Are More Accurate
The Sealer's expenses for the two
months, aside from salary, totaled only
$21.42. He made 587 inspections,
sealed 566 scales, weights and meas
ures, adjusted 46 and condemned 21.
The benefits derived by DanpUin
county through the office of the Sealer
are pointed out in Mr. Boyer's latest
reports. They show the weights and
measures he inspected during 1914
were forty-one per cent, more accurate
than those examined during the corre
sponding period of a year ago.
Comparisons made with the Decem
ber records shows that this year the
weights and measures were thirty-nine
per cent, more occurate in that month
than those of December, 1913. The
Commissioners postponed until their
afternoon session consideration of the
request of Sealer Boyer for an increase
in salary.
'Friday, New Year's Day, will be ob
served as a holiday by all of the coun
ty officials so that to-day's meetings
were the last to be held this year.
Mrs. Joseph A. Sponsler to Be Buried
Friday Afternoon
The funeral services of Mrs. Sarah
Ann S'pousler, wife of Joseph A. S;>on
cler. 917 North Second street, will be
held Friday aftcrnoou at 2 o'clock. The
Rev. J. Bradley IMiarkward, of the Beth
lehem Lutheran church, will have
charge of the services anil interment
will be made in the Harrisburg ceme
Mrs. S; onsler was an al.tive mem'ber
of the Bethlehem Lutheran church and
was vice president of tine Home of the
Friendless, Fifth and Muench streets.
By virture of this office phe was one of
the board of managers. (Mrs. S';onsler is
survived 'bv her husband and one sister,
Mrs. A. C. Stoner, of Chicago, 111. She
was 75 years old.
They Will Be Dumped There Under
Flan of City Commissioners
Ashes collected by the Pennsylvania
Reduction Company will be dumped
along the river bank, to make the nec
essary fill between Kelker and Mnelav
streets, beginning this week, under a
resolution adopted late yesterday by
the City Commissioners. Two deputy
health officers will be stationed along
the bank to prevent garbage from be
ing thrown over the bank and also to di
rect the removal of paper from the
Karly next year, when the street
grading work is begun, it is planned to
cover the ashes with a clay fill.
Watch Night at St. Paul's Baptist
The Rev. Mr. Cunningham, of the
St. Paul's Baptist church, announces
watch night services at 9 o'clock. The
Rev. George S. Morrison will lead a
praise service till 10.30 and the Rev.
C. J. Henderson will preach at 10.30.
The annual revival this year will begin
January 18 and will be in charge of the
'Rev. O. S. .Simms, of Pittsburgh. The
revival will run aibout fifteen days.
Marriage Licenses
Joe Horwtttlh and Mary Bukovicz,
Hiram E. Bishop, Oberlin, and Ida 8.
Livingston, Knhaut.
Eliaa Whisler and Gertrude S. Lesher.
CuliiaH Fru> Pint Pift,
to pay an annual license tu of SIOO
was stricken out. The so-called "wel
fare" clause was amended by fixing
ninety instead of thirty days as a pen
alty for violating city regulations.
Amendments dealing with the iniative
and referendum, regulation of tax levy
and the elimination of the smoke nui
sance were taken up this afternoon.
Harrisburg Officials Active
Harrisburg officialdom was represent
ed at the meeting by Mayor Johu K.
Royal, City Commissioners W. H.
Lynch, M. Harvey Taylor and Harrv F.
Bowman, City Solicitor D. 8. Seitz, fcity
Clerk Charles A. Miller and Assistant
City Clerk R. h. Seaman.
Furthermore, the capital city delega
tion was heard from. One of the more
important amendments, the part of a
section making it. optional instead of
mandatory for a city commission to ad
vertise for bids for municipal work or
materials costing more than SIOO, was
retained u|>oii motion of City Clerk Mil
ler. The effect of the amendment will
be to gi\e the Commissioners a chance
to determine whether or not they shall
advertise for bids or whether they can
obtain prices regardless of bids or even
do the work themselves. Incidentally
the action will, it is held, serve to make
the <bidders keep down their figures.
Of course, Harrisburg "s delegation
got into the discussion relative to the
designation of the police chief by the
mayor. Mayor S.ratton, of Reading,
who led the fight to have the amend
ment retained, said he believed the may
or's job was entirely different from that
of the other commissioners in that he
had peeuliai .responsibilities relative to
the safety of the city. For that rea
son, he said, he thinks the mayor should
have the right to designate his own
police chief and other officers of the
police force.
Royal as Voting Spokesman
Mayor Royal said he emphatically
agreed with * the Reading magistrate,
and then he conferred with the others
of the Harrisburg delegation upon the
question of voting
•Mayor Roya! served all day as the
voting spokesman for the city delega
tion. Commissioners Lynch, Bowman
and Taylor were opposed to the amend
ment and wanted Hairisburg recorded
as voting to strike it out.
'•Personally," said the Mayor, "I
am for the amendment, but the major
ity of the delegati- n is opposed to it,
so on behalf of Harrisburg I vote
When the question of the term of of
-1 flee for mayor and council men was be-
I fore the convention Mayor Royal sug
! gested that the proposed 4-year amend-
I ment go into effect for mayors after
I January, 1916.
| New Year Celebration Will Begin at
Playhouse at 10.30 O'clock
! They who see the New Year in at
i the Orpheum to-morrow night are bound
i to see and enjoy some original vaude
ville surprises that they haven't seen
before. An informal atmosphere will
prevail and some eiever surprises may
i>e expected all during the performance,
! especially at t ! 'ae mystic srtroke of 12.
The Orpheum's New Year E\e car
j nival will begin at 10.30. immediately
after the regular evening performance.
I Persons in the audience are invited to
don masquerade costumes and prizes
; will tbe awarded the best creations.
The many iclever and original artists
: who comprise the current offering vrill
oe permitted to add some of their orig
inality and spring all the surprises on
the audience they want to. The mid
night show will be in the nature of a
cabaret in which the artists will im
provise as they go along and make all
sorts of fun.
Reserved seats for the carnival will
be sold t'he same as a regular perform
'supper at 11.30 O'clock Will Stari
Watch Night Service
A watch night service will oe held at
j tie Market Street Baptist church, Fif
teenth and Market streets, to-morrow
evening. It will begin 'by a supper at
At 9.30 -Miss Eleanor Parry Weight
man, of Gordon Theological Seminary,
Boston, M7ss.,w'ill preach an evangelistic
sermon. 'Miss Weigh'tman during last
summer traveled extensively tnrough
ihe State of Maine doing evangelistic
work. At 10.30 the Rev. Walter H.
Dallman, the pastor, will preach, follow
ed by a consecration service continuing
until' the New Year. On Account of this
service there will be no prayer meeting
Two and a-Half Per Cent, on Preferred
Stock Declared
By Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Dec. 30.—A dividend
of 2\<t per cent, on the preferred stock
was to-day declared by the directors of
the Pittsburgh, Chicago, Cincinnati and
St. Liouis railway, known as the Pan
Handle system of the Pennsylvania rail
This makes for the year an aggregate
of four per cent, for tne pfd. stockhold
ers. The common stock lias paid three
fourths of one per cent, in 1913 both
classes of stock paid 5 per ccut.
Was One of the Diocesan Consulters of
Cardinal Gibbons
By Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Dec. 30.—The Rev.
Theodore George, formerly professor of
Moral Theology and Church History in
the Oatholiu Seminary at llehester, Md..
died in a hospital here to-day. He was
52 years old, and was ojie of the dio
cesan consulters of Cardinal Gibbons.
The funeral will be held on Saturday
from St. ALphoneus church, Baltimore,
of which Father George was once rec
Mutt and Jeff to Collect Money
With Mutt and Jeff acting as foot
men the "Finance committee of the Har
risburg Mummers' Association will em
bark in a sevun-paasenger touring car
to-morrow for morning and afternoon
trips through the business sections of
Che (city in an effort to get additional
funds to carry the expenses of tlhe New
Year "s parade. fM/utt ami Jeff will col
lect funds on the sidewalk while t>he
committee in frock coats and higfo eilk
hats do the collecting on fhe inside.
Will Probated
The will of Solomon Cassel, late of
East Hanover tow nrthip, was probated
this morning and letters testamentary
were issued to John H. Cassel.
FOR 1915
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The Btar-Independent Calendar for 1915 in another of the handsome series,
featuring important local views, issued by this paper for many years. It is 11x14
inches in sire and shows a picture, extraordinary for clearness and detail, of the
"Old Capitol," built 1818 and destroyed by Are in 1897. It is in fine half tone
effect and will be appreciated for its historic value as well as for its beauty.
Mail orders given prompt attention. Remit 15 cents in stamps, and ad
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18-20-22 South Third Street Harrisburg, Pa.
0. S. HO EDO
Cut Off Export of War
Supplies to Europe,
Says Representative
Says His Pending Resolution in Con
gress Is in Line With Historic
Reputation of America as Greatest
Advocate of Peace
By Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 30. —How the
United States could end the European
war in ninety days by cutting off the
export of war supplies was described to
day by Rerpresentative Vollmer, of lowa,
to the House Foreign Affairs commit
tee. Wit'll Representative Bartholdt, he
endorsed a joint resolution to empower
the President in his discretion to pro
hibit such exports.
American embargoes from 1794 down
to the 'Mexican eni'bargo in 1912 were
cited by Vollmer in a legal argument to
support the constitutional right of Con
gress to act.
"President Wilson." he said, "stjs
pended the envbargo on export of arhis
and munitions to Mexico in the inter
ests of true neutrality as against neu
trality on paper.
In Position of Arch-Hypocrite
"1 maintain that the pending resolu
tion is in line with the historic reputa
| tion of this nation as the greatest ad
| vocate of peace. It is not in line with
that reputation to supply the instru
ments of murder to European nations.
Are we to take t'he position of the
arch-hvpci rite among t'he nations; are
we to get U';on our knees and pray for
1 peaee and at t'he same time supply the
death-dealing instruments to Europe!
Are we to plead with God for peace
with the blood money in our pockets?
"We are now in the position of send
ing dollars for Belgium and Aim dum
bullets for Germany."
Says Germany Can't Be Beaten
Representative Vollmer emphatically
declared: "Germany cannot be beaten
in this war. Her people are united and
to fight to the last drop of blood. If
this war continues it will go on and on
until all the world is dragged down to
"There is only one nation 'whose
lines of national interest are hopeless
ly oppose! to ours. 1 do not hesitate to
predict that Japan proposes to hold,
not only Kiao Chow, but the islands
on the Pacific which she has seized.
{Some day this issue must be tried out
in the Pacific and it may be to the in
terest of this country to have a power
ful fleet at her side."
Representative Bartholdt told the
committee that "in dollar neutrality"
the United States was alienating the
friendship of Germany and Austria.
Selling Neutrality for British Gold
"The alliance of Great Britain with
Japan is not agreed on for our future
in the Pacific. We are now selling our
neutrality for British gold," said he.
"Is it your contention that while
neutral, we are really one
of tbe allies, supplying the bullets for
the others'?" asked Representative
"I believe we are particeps crim
inis," said Representative Bartholdt,
"in the maiming and killing of men,
tbe making of widows and orphans and
the prolongation of the war."
Representative Bartholdt declared
shipment* of war munitions since the
war began aggregated $130,000,000.
Boston, Dec. 30.—Referring to the
amicable relations between Canada and
the United States in an address at the
annual banquet of the Grand Lodge of
Masons of [Massachusetts last night,
former President William 'H. Taft said:
"I havo no fear What America and
Canada will not always maintain peace
and I believe that any differences that
may arise will be settled by arbitra
The hope that "the two great Eng
lish-speaking nations may never again
meet in armed conflict, but that if they
do it shall be as allies in the sacred
cause of humanity," was expressed by
Grand Master William D. iMt:i*herson, of
the Grand Lodge of Canada.
Csntlnurd From First Pag*.
| Daniels and the inspector, so the story
j goes, that Daniels not only was to
change his plans to provide the proper
sized room, but he also was to install
the furnishings and have the place
ready for occupancy at a moment's no
Subsequently December was fixed as
the time for moving "the postoffice, and
Daniels declared to the Senator, so Mr.
Beidleman said, that he tfsrried out his
part of the agreement, although a few
days subsequent to the date of the pro
posed removal he was informed that his
1 room would not be rented. Daniels con
| tends that he has been dealt with ttn
| .iustly and that he has been put to an
expense of no less than $3,000.
Referred to Penrose
All he asks, Daniels told the Sena
tor, is to have the postoffice moved into
the quartors he provided at the sug
gestion of the Washington authorities.
| Senator Beidleman to-day said that in
| his communication to Senator Penrose
j and Congressman Kreider he made light
I of the report that Daniels' building was
not rented because of the alleged po
litical opposition. He asks the Penn
sylvania representatives in Washington
to investigate.
| House Sub-Committee Will Meet To-
I morrow to Pass Upon Prelimi
nary Draft of Measure
By Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 30.—The House
naval sub-committee was under call to
day to meet to-morrow to finally fass
upon the preliminary draft of the naval
appropriation bill. The sub committee
virtually was through to-day with its
bill, which does rot touch upon the
' naval building program for next year,
j but eliminates all provision for a dry
dock at Norfolk, which the Navy De
partment had recommended.
The measure is featured by providing
*1 .000,000 for aviation development
and closely follows the estimates of the
I Xavy Department, including the $2,-
I 782,535 for ammunition for ships of
!the navy; $1,000,000 for torpedoes;
$1,150 ,000 for purchase and manufac
ture of smokeless powder.
Wiien the full committee meets next
week. Chairman Pagett will insist upon
the Xavy Department's building pro
gram of two dreadnoughts and eight or
more submarines.
Representative Stephens, of Call-
I fornia, will press for provision for a
battle cruiser and Representative Rob
erts, of Massachusetts, and others, will
insist on more submarines, mines, mine
layers and mine sweepers. Several com
mitteemen are expected to urge a reduc
tion in the number of battleships anil
an increase in the number of sub
Motonnen and Conductors at Wilkes-
Barre Want Increased Pay
By Associated Press,
Wilke«-Bar:e, Pa.. Dec. 30. —The mo
tornien and conductors of the Wilkes-
Barre Electric Railway Company at a
secret moeting held early to-day voted,
240 to 37, to sanction 'a strike unless
their demands for increased pay are
granted by the company. Before final
action is taken, however, an effort will
be made to reach an agreement.
Tho executive committee of the em
ployes and tht national officers of the
street car men's union will meet offi
cials of the company this afternoon and
a compromise mav be agreed upon. The
contract between the men and the com
pany expiies on January 1.
Fourteen Miners Rescued With Dtfll
culty—Loss, $.10,000
By Associated Press,
Washington, Pa., Dec. 30.—The
Meadow Lands Coal Company's tipple
at Arden was destroyed by tire last
night, entailing $50,000 loss and
throwing 500 men out of work. The
flames originated in the mine from an
undertermined cause.
Fourteen miners were rescued with
difficulty. The sudden shifting of a
high wind is believed to havo saved
several blocks of miners' houses from
Charged With Theft of Clothing
Damon Scott and Joseph Marshall,
who were arrested last night while try
ing to dispose of clothing in the Eighth
ward, were held under SSOO bail for
court by Mayor Royal this afternoon.
They are charged with burglary by
Isaac Freedman, a second hand cloth
ing dealer, 14 Aberdeen street, who
identified the clothing as some takon
from his store.
The counterfeit man, like counter
feit money,-is detected sooner or later.
I Hearings on Bill to Extend Greater
Measure of Self-Government Re
sumed by Senate Committee
B'l Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 30.—Hearings on
the Jones bill to extend a greater
measure of self-government to tho Fili
| pinos were resumed to-day by tho Sen
ate Committee on the Philippines with
Dean C. Worcester, a former commis
sioner of the Philippine Islands as the
star witness. The committee intendi
to hasten consideration of the bill with
I a view to reporting it favorably to tho
'Senate by the middle of January,
j The committee will inquire into tho
| recent disturbances in the Philippine-!
I and to that end Chairman Hitchcock
j has arranged to obtain all the int'orma
i tion on the subject in the possession oL'
j the War Department. He asserted em
phatically to-day that the disorders
j would not be permitted to impede tlu>
j progress of the bill. Other Senate lead
ers expressed the same view.
While some amendments may bt
| made to the House bill they will not
| bear on the recent developments. Tin?
i committee is considering an amendment
j stipulating a time on which indepeu
j dence might be granted under given
Delivery by Mr. Worcester of an 11-1
1 lustrated lecture on the Filipinos lat«
| to-day had been arranged which every
j Senator was urged to attend.
Decides to Eestrict Wheat Exports
Delhi, India, via London, L>oc, lib,
9.25 A. M.—ln view of the abnormal
prices of wheat the India government,
decided to restrict export to 100,000
tons of wheat, including flour, from Do
cem'ber to '.March 31, 1915.
Frrnished by H. W. Snavely, Broker,
Arcade Building, Walnut and Court
New York, Dec. 30.
Alaska Gold Mines .... 2G'"; M 2ti'..
Amal Coppor 51 % 51%
Amer Beet Sugar 32'.j 32!,
I American Can 25'.. 25'
jAm Ice Securities .... 2 I', 21' .
Amer Tel and Tel .... US lis
! Anaconda 25\' t 25'..
; Atchison !I2 92
! Baltimore and Ohio .. . tiS 1 . 68' ,
Brooklyn R T 84</-, Xl' ,
| Canadian Pacific 154 154
| Central Leathei 36"', 36"/,
Chino Con Copper .... 33'/, 33^
i Col Fuel and Iron .... 20'/, 20' i
Corn Products 8 8
Erie 2 1 21 Vi
General Electric Co .. 139 139
i Great Xor pfd 113' , 113
i Interboro -Mot 11".', 11%
I Interboro'Met pfd .... 5050'..
! Ijphigii Valley 129' . 121)' j
, Missouri Pacific 9"/<i 9%
Nov Consol Conper .... 11 % II 1 .,
N' Y, >N II and H 55 55
Northern Paeifi'- 99V, 100
Penna R B 104'/•• 191
Press Steel Car 34 34
Ray Con. Copper lo'.g
| Reading 143 142
j Southern Pacific 81 % S1
I Tennessee Copper .... 3 132
Union Pacific 115% 11 li
U. S. Steel 49 49
Utah Copper 4 9'f, 19
Western Maryland' .... I 4'13
Philadelphia Closing Prices
By Associated Press,
Philadelphia, Dec. 30.—Stocks closed
Cambria Steel 4 2
General Asphalt 32,^
do pfd 67
Lake Superior Corporation .... 10
Lehigh Navigation 77
Lehigh Valley f>4'.,
Penna R R 52'/,
Phila Electric 23' i
Philadelphia Company 33
! I'hila Rapid Transit II
j Heading 71
Storage Battery 47
Union Traction 38%
United Gas Imp 82.',;,
U S Steel 48',
Chicago Closing Prices
By Associated Press.
Chicago, Dec. 30.—C'IOHO:
Wheat—May. July, 118 "j.
Corn—May, 73 ; July, 74 [%.
Oats—December. 48?*; May, •"3 .
Pork—January, 18.52; May, IIU".
I#arrl—January. 10.35; May, 10.5 V.
Ribs —January. 10.07; May, 10.1i>.
NOTlCE—Letters of administration on
the estate of Reuben Clemens, late of
Susquehanna township, Dauphin county.
Pa., deceased, having been granted to
the undersigned, residing in Progress,
In said township, all persona indebted
to said estate are requested to make
immediate payment and tnose havlnc
claims will present them for settlement
Administratrix, Progress, Pa.