The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, January 08, 1915, Page 2, Image 2
2 11l MM 811511 MPS Carranza Forces Pour ing Hot Fire Into Sal tillo From Mountains About City HUNDREDS ARE REPORTED DEAD With Fifteen Cannon the Constitution alist Troops Began Their Desperate Assault on the City About 3 O'clock This Morning By Associated Press. Laredo. Tex., Jan. S.—An attack on Villa troops in Saltillo was begun by about 15,000 Constitutionalist troops about 3 a. m. to-day. Early reports from the battle said that hundreds al ready had been killed or wounded. The Carranza forces were attacking from mountains about the city and were powrirog in a fire from fifteen cannon. The Villa troops occupied Saltillo two days ago by a trick and without a fight. The Carranza forces under Gen eral Antonio I. Villareal had evacuated the city to proceed against Villa forces which they met and defeated at La Brisa and Marte. Meanwhile, however, another Villa force had marched through the moun tains to the southeast of Ssiltillo and entered ttie city. The Carranza army returned in force early to-day. Reports at noon from Carranza sources claimed that the advantage lay wiMi the besieg-rs but with the battle stil! raging. Saltillo is aibout 150 miles from the American border in the frtat-e of Coa huila. where Carranza started his revo lution. Washington. Jan. S. —General i la s intention to attack the t arraiiza gar rison at Xaco was communicated to the War Department to-day in official dis patches from army observers on the frontier. Secretary Garrison said, how ever. that the information came from the American side of the border. State Department dispaches to-day from Eagle Pass said it was reported that Carranza forces evn -unfed Saltillo Wednesday ami that Villa troops re- O'-cupied tiie city the same day. Tele graph an ! rail communication is inter ru ted between Saltillo and the no't'h. P.ie Carranza agency here to-day is sued tie following statement, based on its re:>or!s from Yera Cru.:: "Iu the streets of Puebla seven hundred dead were gathered up and dead Villa troops were found scattered for thirty miles outside the city. (More rhan two thousand Villa troops sur rendered voluntarily. The railroad from Puebla to Vera Cruz is being kept, open.'' MR. raß§ HONORED Selected to Speak on "Profit Sharing" at the Convention of the National Bet&ii Drygoods Association Mr. T. P. McCutotoin, manager of the Bowman & Co. store in this city, has accepted an invitation to address the National Retail Drygoods Association on the subject of "Profit Sharing," at a convention to be held at the Hotel Knickerbocker, New York City, on Feb ruary 10. "Profit Sharing' is attracting much - attention throughout the country, es- Seeially in the large department stores, owman & Co. were pioneers in the movement to share profits with em ployes and have studied the proposition j and improved on original plans until a very satisfactory system has been [ worked out. This svstem has proved so satisfactory, in fact, that merchants in other cities have written for details, and it is the suggestion of many that, it should be made the subject of the leading address at the next meeting of the national body. Mr. MeCubbin is an enthusiastic ad vocate of "Profit Sharing" and has made an exhaustive study of the sub ject. His wide experience qualifies him to speak authoritatively on the sub ject. The National Retail Drygoods Asso ciation includes in its membership pro prietors of large drygoods and depart ment stores in the principal cities throughout the country. The selection of Mr. McCttbbin as the person to ad dress the convention on this important subject is regarded as a recognition of the progress Harrisburg has made in the movement. SMOKE-EATERS LOCKED OUT Fire Chief Klndler Forced to Call at 610 Oxford Street File ( hief KindJer this morning was compelled to investigate a fire which oc curred at the homo of Mrj. Wade Ben « dcr, 610 Oxford street, at 1.35 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The Camp Curtin company re-ponded to a telephone call at that address but the firemen were locked out, ac -ording to Chief Kindler, and no information was volunteered abiut the fire. Mrs. Bender told Chief Kindler that three pillow cases, bed covering and a bit of earpet were burned. National Commission to Handle Defense Chicago. Jan. B.—The defense of or ganized baseball Bgainst the anti-trust suit instituted by the Federal League will be handled entirely by the Na tional Commission, it was announced to day on the return of President John son of the American League. GERMANS MAKE FURTHER GAINS IN THE ARGONNE FOREST: REPULSE FRENCH ■ Berlin Jau. 8, By Wireless to Lou-1 don, 3.05 P. M.—ln the official state-1 ment issued at Berlin to-dav te U-er-1 mans announce they have made further gains in the Argonne forest, in France, j and that attempts of the French to ad- j vanc« in the vicinity of Rheinis and in the Voages mountains have been re pulsed. The statement a-dds that light ing is still iu progress for the Alsatian village of Oberburnhaupt. In Russian Poland, where unfavor- j able weather is interfering with mili- i tarv oi>erations, the Germans report the i I capture oJ 1,600 prisoners. The text of the communication follows: "In the western theatre of the war; the continuous rains swamped the ground in Flanders more anil more and i mil- operations in consequence are very much hindered. To the east of Rheinis ! the French attempted during the nitglit to take one of our outer trenches but they were driven back into their own positions toy a counter attack, losing fifty prisoners. In the center and in the eastern part of the Argonne we made further progress. 'I A nught attack by the French against our positions on the Buehen- j kopf, south of Diedolsihausen, in the | Yosges, wna repulsed. Repeated French i attacks on a height to the west of j SeiHiheim (Cernay) broke down under i our artillery lire. We took two officers and more than 100 men as prisoners. Fighting still is going on for the vil- j lage of Oberinirnhaupt ( Burnhaupt-Le llaut), to the south of Senuheim. " 1 1 nfnvorable weather also is being experienced in the eastern theatre of the war. On the east Prussian fron tier and in northern Poland, the situa : tion remains unchanged. East of the ! Hawka river our attacks are progress ing. One thousand six hundred Rus- j | siaus are taken as prisoners and five i machine guns were captured by us. : Only artillery battles took place on the • eastern bank of the Pilica river." ON SKiS. FRENCH ALPINE TROOPS CHARCE GERMANS | y ■ M. Die, Department of Voeges, • France, Jan. o—Via Paris, Jan. 8, 1 11.01 A. M.—A brilliant exploit by French Alpine troojrs who charged on >kis down the snow-covered mountain a* Bonh online, A post on the Al satian frontier, forced the Germans to retire on OJbev, five nriles down the valley of the river Weiss toward Col mar. The Germans held the railroad from St. Marie to !-'t. Croix, menacing St. Die, where the French heavy ariiJlerv opened tire on January 3. At the same time the Alpine troops lea-ding the wav tor French infantry, advanced on the German customs at Diedolshau sen, near Bauhomnie. A strong German detachment with quick-firers held the route, but the winding nature of the road prevented the Germans from firing more than 7<H> yards along it. The French advanced to within this distance of the Germans whue the Alpine troops bejan to climo tiie heights to attack the Germans on tueir flank. 1 rogress was slow and the dark forms ot the soldiers, outlined against the snow, made excellent marks for the German sharpshooters. Manv of the men rolled down the ste»p slopes, leav ing crimson stains behind. The surviv ors pushed forward until they gained the shelter of the pines at the sum mit. Then be,gan an exciting charge on the Germans at Diedolshausen. The Alpine soldiers on their skis slid down the mountain side at a dizzy speed while the infantry in the road below opened fire on the Germans. Caught between two fires the Germans gavt way, fighting abstinatelv aJong the five miles of their retreat. ENGLAND MAKES REPLY TO NOTE OF PROTEST BY U.S. London, Jan. 8, 2.06 P. M Vm bassador Page to-lay reeeivdl' from the British government the preliminarv repiy to the Ameriean note protesting against the British interference with American shipping. He forwarded it immediately to Washington. The time of delivery of the more definite supplemen-tarv reply whidh the British government is to make is un certain. It probably will be within two week*. Further negotiations between the two governments concerning specific eases ot' detention of American vessels will precede the preparation of the final British answer. Washington. Jan. B.—Secretary Bryan and other officials to-day await ed receipt of the British government's preliminary reply to the recent Ameri can note on the subject of interferences with shipping. At noon it had not been receive l ] but officials expect that witfh prompt transmission it would be uiicoded and before them by night. DESCRIBES SINKING OF THE BRITISH STEAMER CHARI'AS New York, Jan. B.—Details of the sinking of the British steamer Chareas off the coast of Chile by the German auxiliary cmiseT Prinz Kitel Freidrich, formerly a North German Llovd steam er. were brought to New York to-day by the Charcas' captain, A. C. Norris, who was a passenger aboard the steam er L'arillo from Colon. Captain Norris said that the Ohareas was overhauled in foggy weather eight miles from the Chilean coast. A ltoard- party from the cruiser took off the crew anil opened the Chaj-acas' sea cocks. Then, from a distan-eo of a mile, the cruiser fired seven explosive shells into the steamer's hull. The Prinz Kitel Freidrich, Captain Norris said, was fitted with four 4-inch guns and machine guns. 30 Tons of 'Cocoa for Allies Pittsburgh, Jan. B.—The French government has placed an order with a local firm for thirty tons of cocoa for the use of its soldiers, according to an i announcement made hero last night. Representatives of the concern declare the order is the largest ever given by any of the warring Uations for a single shipment of chocolate. HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 8, 1915. ABBOTT AND PENNYPACKER IN HOTCLASHJHISMORNING Coatlaurd From First !'■((. j vania and Reading Railroad Companies, j and railroad officials. Several of the attorneys had been •heard when that phase of the question I requiring argument from Mr. Abbott came up : As Mr. Abbott advanced to begin his argument he was stopped by Chairman i ' I'ennypacker, who reminded him that j he hail filed fifteen questions with the Commission based on the fact that Com missioner Johnson had conversed with a railroad official on the proposed tc | tion of the Commission iu the matter : of passenger rates before such action had been made public. At this point j Commissioner Penny-packer quoted the I law defining the rights of the Commis sioners and held that Commissioner Johnson was clearly within the law when he held converse with the rail i road officer. "What Commissioner Johnson did," said Commissioner Pennypacker, "was especially provided for. We have se cured the methods of procedure of fif teen Public Service Commissions in as many States, and find that each pur sues the same course. These letters will be printed. It is our intention in j the future, when it is necessary to se cure information, to pursue the same ; course. Commissioner Johnson was doing just what he was entitled to do.'' Mr. Abbott Has No Apology Mr. Abbott listened respectfully, with half a smile on his face, aud when Commissioner Pennypacker seemed to finish Mr. Abbott moved up as if about jto speak. Then Commissioner Penny- I packer again halted him with: "Your questions were entirely irrele vant, and tiling tlieni was not even con sidered. We cannot overlook the fact that they are not on record. The Com mission will give you the opportunity | to withdraw the questions." "If you please—" said Mr. Abbott, lie was interrupted toy Mr. Penny-pack i er, who said: "We don't vfrant to hear any aigu-1 \ ment." Mr. Abbott apparently was not in the | least perturbed. Walking up to the ' desk, he said: "I am going to reply to your re marks. This law does not give Com missioner Johnson any authority to do as he did. I have uo apology to make. I mn heie to appear for my clients, and I will be heard." (This he said very loudly and heatedly.) ''Do 1 understand that you will not withdraw the irrelevant questions?" asked Mr. Pennypacker. Mr. Abbott paused and then said he would withdraw the questions. "But," he added, "they will be placed before the Committee on Executive Nomina tions in the Senate." Coinmissiouc<- Pennypacker here told Mr. Abbott that attorneys were having a hearing before the Commission not as a matter of right, but on sufferance. During the very scrappy scene the attorneys looked on amazed, but Abbott held his own. and proceeded with his 1 argument, carrying it to a conclusion. The hearing was resumed this after ( noon. WAR RECORD WHEAT PRICES , Continunl from Firiit Cage. ' ' Turkey by Italy had an explosive effect ' I with buyers. 1 j On wave of buying. May wheat went to $1.40 a bushel", the high : est figure with few exceptions in fifty years, the parallel thus going baca ' broadly to the American Civil war. To ' day's high prices were supported by ■ dispatches teilinig of excitement in the ■ grain trade at Liverpool, and admitting I that demand there was keen. In the next hour another fent a i bushel was added to previous values, so i | that May wheat here was quoted at • $1.41 a bushel. Meanwhile it was an i ! nounced that bids f-om Great Britain Ij nt the American seaboard had risen ■ j four cents, as compared with yesterday. ; i It was also stated that a largo of Dur , uni wheat ha«l been sold at the rate of $2.0" a bushel, delivered in Italy. Only 24 hours ago it was thought n inarvel to get $1,991/., for Durum that was also bought subject to the cost of all charges to the Mediterranean. Before the day was ever, commis sion houses found it necessary to de mand a big increase of margins from customers who sought to trade in wheat. The violent changes in the | market resulted in a margin c,t' 10c a bushel being generally required. Re ' I cently five cents a bu-hel has been the ' ! rule. The doubling of margins |mt ■ speculators under hancßcaip and soon '! reduced the volume of pit transactions .just as proved to be the ca-e when the market ran wild iu the earlier periods ' j of the war before .tie Germans wheeled suddenly in front of Paris. TOOTH DOWN HER WINDPIPE Autopsy on Death of Girl Reveals Molar in RiEht Lung By Associated rrrxx. York. Pa.. Jan. B.—An autopsy per formed following the death to-day of 22-year-old Kthel Wright, of Rot Linn, tiear here, revealed a large back tco;h lodged in her right lung. Nine weeks ago all of the girl's up per teeth were extracted 'bv a York dentist and it is believed that one of them unohservdj slipped down her windpipe. The infection produced pnea monia. To Discuss Exchange of Prisoners Rome, -tan. 8, 1.30 P. M.—Negotia tions are under way in Rome witih the object of having the governments of the belligerent countries appoint dele gates to discuss with the Holy See the details of the providing for an ex change of prisoners. Prof. Stode Slightly Better Prof. William S. Steele, principal of the Central Higk 'school, who has been ill for eight weeks, is aWe to be out of bed at his home, 1622 State street. It will <be some time before he will be able to be out of the house. Might Just as Well " Wihy, don't you move into more comfortable quarters, old man?" "I can't even pay the rent on this miserable hole." "Well, since you don't pay rent wfcy not get something better?"— Boston Transcript. There Is No Question but that indigestion and the distressed feeling which always roes % ith it can be promptly relieved by taking a T la before and after each meal. 25c a box. George A. Gorges, ASTRICH'S I | Great January Clearance Sale | IS NOW IN FULL SWING j WITH 1 Bigger and Better Bargains Than Ever | j Hundreds of Special Items for Saturday i | • . IN I Millinery, Suits, Coats, Dresses, Furnishings, Fancy Goods Etc. i See Circular Left At Your Door for Particulars ICE ON THE RIVER BREAKS AT 3 A. M. Continued Kroro Flr»t it was 3 o'clock this morning when the east channel opened finally to allow a free running of the ice. The ice at the last measurement at this point was from 8 to 12 inches thick and the thaw did not lessen it to nnv great degree. Some of the ice tlow'- ing past Harrisburg thus morning was 12 to 14 inches thick. The river stago increased during the night faster than was anticipated anil the ice moved out on seven feet of water, the stage in creasing to 9.2 feet at S o'clock this morning. A stage of between six and seven feet was expected for this morn ing. The lower portions of the west branches were still rising at noon to day, indicating th.»t the maximum stage will not be reached here until to-mor row afternoon. It will be between 12 and 13 feet, according to the weather bureau. Gorge at Williamsport Breaks A gorge at Williamsport was broken at midnight last night releasing a large quantity of ice and a great vol ume of water. This will start j>assiujg Harristourg late this afternoon. With the exception of a gorge at the Warrior Ridge dam on the Juniata river, the entire system is open and running smoothlv to-day. Reports this morning show that the west branch is now falling at all ]>oiuts above Williamsport aml the north branch falling or-stationary above To waiida. The lower portions of these two branches will begin to fall to-night. The main river will continue to rise until to-morrow. Fair weather will con tinue with the lowest temperature to night about 2S degrees. The mercury dropped to 30 degrees list niijht. ME BELIEF WORK HELPS ONE WOMAN FROM BEGGING Foreign Division of Lo:al Body Plans to Have Boxes Furnished of Ma terials Which Will Maintain a Baby One Month "If you were not giving me this work I'd He begging,'' a woman told one of the workers at the Home Relief Department of the Home and War Re lief committee, 7 South Front street, this morning. Sshe had just brought back some sewing she had finished and ha-d received pay for it, together with another bundle of unsewen garments. She felt that she was making her own wav, and that counts almost as much with many of the needy families of the city, as does the relief itself. Until noon fifty-one women had re ceived payment for work done and had taken more home to be sewn. The sup-, plies division worked full force about an extension tslble, and nearly cleared the office of supplies. Along about noon Bloughs sent two automobile loads of cut materials in, which relieved the sit uation. A plan to secure aid from citizens generally for the starving war sufferers was formulated by the foreign division, Mrs. James F. Bullitt, chairman. A Bub-committee, MUo Mtry Jennings, chairman, is working with grocers of the city, asking them to furnish neces sary goods for cost prices. A box of materials which wiil maintain a babv foT a month costs $3.30. One eapabe of sustaining four adults for two weeks costs $2.25. Dr. Harvey Wiley, nation al food expert, designated the supplies that will do the work. Persons iinublo to fill one box complete will be n.'ile to dub together with others desiring a share in the work. Grocers wi'.l bo alli ed to exhibit sample fooxes in their windows and to bring the ones con tributed to headquarters of the com mittee, 7 Houth Front street. Hhij/TOents of aoppvies to tthe Belgians were made yesterday. They included two 'boxes full. containing: four anil one-half dozen women's nifht g««n», three and one-haif doten children's night gowns, four dosen womeu'» un derskirts, one and one-half dozen chil dren'» skirts, seven children's dresses, one child's coat, five [j«ir wristlettee, two pair socks, two knitted scarfs, two scarfs, one petticoat, twenty-four baby blankets, one pair baby socks, one pound of wool, knitting needle*, eight pair of sabot linings, twelve shawls, woman's suit, two children's dresses Un l one hood. The Harrisburg Hospital is open daily except Sunday, between 1 and 2 o'clock p. m. fdr dispensing medical adviee and prescription to those un able to pay for them. CAPITOL HILL ATTACK WOOD FULP RATES Paper Mill Men Say Peunsy's Charges Are Too High and Railroads Put ✓ in Vigorous Denial The advance of 10 cents a ton by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, for the transportation of pulp wood from points both within and without the State of Pennsylvania to paper mills located at Tyrone, Williamsburg, 1 ,ock Haven, Roaring Spring, York Haven and Johnsontourg, was attacked before the Public Service Commission by Wil liam A. Glasgow, Jr., representing the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Com pany aud the New York and Pennsyl vania Company. The rates were defend ed by William I. Shaffer and Frederick L. Ballard, of counsel for the respond ent. It was argued in defense of the rates that when they are compared with rates on other similar kinds of wood in the same territory, and when the financial situation of the respondent is taken into consideration, that the new rates are entirely proper and that the effect of the advance hae been merely to restore them to their normal basis. It was also explained that the respond ents, in common with other carriers, 111 this section of the country, have for a number of years been faced with the urgent necessity of increasing their net revenue if their properties are to be maintained so as adequately to serve the public and their credit is to be such as to enable them to secure new capital for future development. Mr. Glasgow contended that the rail road made no effort to ascertain the cost of transportating pulp wood or the profitableness of the former rates, nor did it consider the remunerative nature of the traffic. The fact that this com modity, he said,"took a lower rate than other commodities is hot a justification of the reasonableness of the increased rates and declared that even the rates in existence prior to the increase were unjust and unreasonable. Wholesale Prosecutions Pure Food Commissioner Koust has began 39 prosecutions in the State for selling as unfit for food dried, fruits, milk, sausage,, codfish, eggs, candy, nuts and vinegar. A Busy Commission The Commission heard the applica tion of the Imboden Harrow and Roller Company for freight station facilities at Cleona on the line of the Philadel phia and Reading near Lebanon, and for station facilities at Iyititz, on the line of the Philadelphia and Reading; the complaint; of th* Crucible Steel SCENE FROM "TWIN THE MAJESTI It is rarely that local playgoers have an opportunity to see one of the greatest successes of the current New York theatrical season in its first year, but that is what the management has secured for the Majestic to-morrow, matinee and night. "Twin Beds" is the attraction, now in its sixth laughing festival month at the Pulton theatre, New York, with no signs of waning popularity. Not since Margai-et Mnvo, who is, the author, wrote "Babv Mine," has this country seen such dean, pure, unadulterated farce. The dramatic cleanliness shown by Miss Mayo might, be copied by certain French authors. "Twin Beds" deals with the felicity and annoyances of three married couples living in the same apartment house; the Hawking in the center, an Italian grand opera star and his wife, iSignor Monti, above them, anti the aowly wed Larking below. —Adv.* Company of America, as to the demur rage regulations of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company; the objection of the Lehigh Valley Coal Company and Kelly Brothers Coal Company, of Snow Shoe, to the rates of the Bell Telephone Com pany. and the complaint of the Norwich Telephone Company of McKean coun ty, that the Bell refuses to make satis factory physical connection with its line. COURTHOUSE COURT NAMES TIPSTAVES List of Court Attaches to Serve During Next Two Weeks Tipstaves who will serve at Hie Jan uary Criminal Sessions court which opens Monday and the Oommou Plceis court beginning January 18, to-day were announced by the court. These are slated to serve at the criminal ses sions: John Pottorf, Robert W. Green, Hugh J. McOloskey, M. F. Graham, Felix Newman, Joseph A. Berrvhill, Harjv C. Keith, Jacob Wyant, Johu Arnold, Thomas O. Reese, Joshua W. Porter, Charles Riley, Benjamin M. Shank, Isaac Woods, Edwin McCord, Julius Clawson and John Barr. The Common Pleas court tipstaves include these: it. F. Graham, John Pottorf, Robert W. Green, Joshua W. Porter, William Reetf, John H. Killin ger, Robert Carrington, John W. Cash, Benjamin Hippie, Harry Fuleluner, W. H. Alt la ml, George Gibbons, John Bryan, Martin Wife and J. W. Whit ing. Wants Counsel Fees Mrs. Theresu K. Saltsmau, the re spondent in a divorce suit brought by her husband, George A. Saltsmao, phis morning olxtained a rule on the hus band to show cause why he should not pay her counsel fees so that she will be able to set up a diefeuse. She de nies his .claims that he was wilfully and maliciously deserted. He must make answer to the rule in ten days. Marriage Licenses Lewis K. Gray and Alda F. Free, Williamsport. Stiney Fatima and Jennie Woitowiz, Wiiliamstown. John W. Smith and Mattie (J. Pren tice, city. THEY TRY TO SELL CLOTHES Police Pick Up Suspects Recently Re leased From Stone Pile While Crist Kevill and Oearge Gra ham were trying to dispose of unU'er clothing and shoes this morning 011 Verbeke street, they were arretted by (Sty Detective White and Policeman Fotrow. The articles, they were offer ing for sale are said to belong to the almshouse. The men were locked up pending an investigation. Both wore released yes terday. according to the police, after spending thirty days on the stone pile. FINANCE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE QUOTATIONS. Furnished by H. W. Suavely. Broker. Arcade Building, Walnut and Court Streets New York, Jan. 8. Open. Close. Alaska Gold Mines ... 27 26 :1 Amal Copper 54,, 54.-.'' Amer Beet Sugar 34 35 American Can 29% >q.v , 4,0 P" 93% Amer (ar and Foundry 42 4 3 Am Cotton Oil * 451/, 451/ A mere Loco 24% 26% Amer Smelting 59% 597" American Sugar 104% 103'* Amer Tel and Tel .... 318*,4 118 ;! T An neon da 26% 26>., Atchison 941/ 931 3 Baltimore and Ohio 68% 68% Bethlehem Steel 51% 5147 Brooklyn KT 85% 86 California Petroleum .. 16% 16',., Canadian Pacific 156 * 156 " Central Leather 39% 38' Chi, Mil and St Paul . . 87% 87% Ohino Con Copper .... 33% 33■■■■ Col Fuel and Iron ... 24% 25'/, Consol Gas 1U 115% Distilling Securities .. 10% 10% £ r ? e 22% 22% hrie Ist pfd 3t> 34?/ General Electric Co ... 141% 142 " Goodrich B F 25% 26'., Great Nor pfd ...... 113% 1'14% Great Nor Ore subs. . 27% 28 Illinois Central 107% 107% Intertjoro 'Met pfd .. . 50% 50'.. Letoigh Valley 134 133'1 Louisville and Nashville 113% 115 Mex Petroleum 52% 52'. 'Missouri Pacific 7 7 3 Nev Consol Copper ... 12% 12''' New York Central .. . 86% 86% N. V. N>H and H 531., 5^7 Northern PaciHe. 100 ' 101 " Pacific Mail 19% 20 I Penna B R 106 l(i;> : People's G. and C 117% 117% I Pittsburgh Coal 17% 17 j Press Steel Car 34 351^ Bay Con. Copper 16% 16% | Reaitfng 14t!l/> )4fi) , 1 Repub. Iron and Steel . 20% 20% „ "lo I'M 75% 75'" Southern Pacific '83% 84' Southern R v 15a,- ir 1 .. l < _ ,io P™ : .'.B 58 ' Tennessee Capper ...... 32% 32-v Texas C-ompany 135 135 ' Union Pacific 118% 118'!, u. S. Rubber 55% 56" IT. S. Steel 51% 511' | Pf d J<»«% 106% Utah Copper 4 9'/, 50' A ! Western Maryland .... 14% 111 IW. U. Ttfegmpk 59% 59% j Westinghousc Mfg .... 71% 71 Philadelphia Closing Prices Philadelphia, Jan. B.—Stocks close.) steady. Cambria Steel •General Asphalt 32 * T <] opw 0 pw • R7". I<ake Superior Corporation ... 10 Lehigh Navigation 761:, Lehigh Valley 66:i r Penna R R \\\ sgi,' Phila Electric 23 3 ' Phi la Rapid Transit 11 1 Beading .' 73>4' Storage Battery 4Si Union Traction ggi ' United Gas Improvement SI U S Steel 51 Chicago Grain Market. Closing Chicago, Jau. B.—Close. Wheat— iMav, 140%; July, 126%. Corn—May, 76%; July, 77%. Oats—May. 56%; July, 54% Pork—May, 19.40. Ixird—January, 10.67; May, 10.97. Ribs—January, 10.0,">; 'May, 10.45. EPWORTH LEAGUE CONFERENCE Diiectorate Meets to Plan for Year's Sassion at Eaglesmere The directorate of the Central Penn sylvania Conference Epworth league Institute, including the Rev. A. S. Wil liams and R. K. Rergstresser, of this city, met in Hunbury yesterday to plan for the nest session. The Institute faculty was selected. The Rev. A. 8. Williams, of Harrisburg, will appear again as instructor in Bible. Miss Rose Sun toe, of Baltimore, will be teacher of junior league meth od*. It is expected that Dr. Wilbur Sheridan, general secretary of the Kp worth League, will attend for the first, time this growing movement, j Last year a large number of persons from Harrisburg atten led the Institute. This year is to be the banner year, as many young people from Central Penn sylvania have already signified their in-, tentiong of registering for the Insti tute, at Eaglesmere. LAWYERS' PAPER BOOKS Printed at this oflice in best style, at lowetrt prices and on short notice.