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Chief Kindler's Annual
Report Shows Great*
er Damage Done Than
in the Year Before
Thirteen Were Turned in During tha
Year—City Appropriated $35,825
to Department—Special Bond Issue
Covered Cost of New Auto Engines
The tire loss in Harrisburg during
19!4\ was. $1 17,878.17, according to
the annual report of fire Chief John
C. Kindler, made public to-"toy. The
total during 1913 was $74,000.
The total insurance on the buildings
destroyed or partly destroyed was
$684,32 5. while the actual loss on
buildings, most of which were not en
tirely destroyed, amounted to $26,-
423.70. In only a few cases were
there leases not covered by insurance.
The insurance on contents of buil ,ings
Attacked by fire amounted to $498,-
650 while the io?s to the contents was
$91.4. r «4.47. included in the total loss
The report, deals mainly with the ac
tual money loss during the year and
the expenses incurred in the depart
ment. While the number of fires and
the kinds of alarms sent in were in
cluded, the report did not go into de
tail as to the location o<f the buildings
nor the character of the contents de
stroyed. The city appropriations to
Iho Department totaled $35,525, all ex
cept SI,OOO of which was spent.
Biggest Loss in Month of April
The greatest loss in any singlo month
in 1914 was in April when there were
but three box alarms and thirteen tele
phone calls. The building loss was
SII,OOO and the loss to contents was
$74,100, according to the Chief's fig
ures. The property insurance on the
buildings partly destroyed was $87,500
while the contents insurance was but
$73,850, or $1,230 less than the value
of the contents destroyed.
The next highest month was Feb
ruary when the property loss totaled
$4,736.95 and the contents loss $4,500.
January was a close third with a prop
erty loss of $4,300 and contents loss
of $4,225. September was an unusually
quite month in the fire department, the
total loss being $lO, while in June the
total was but S7O.
The total loss to buildings for the
year was $26,423.70 while the con
tents loss was $91,454.47, making the
total loss $117,878.17. The total in
surance on the property and contents
involved was $1,182,975.
Despite the fact that a reward of
SIOO is provided in tile general con
tingent fundi for the arrest and convic
tion of any person sending in a false
alarm, the department responded to
thirteen false alarms during the year.
In October false alarms were more fre
quent, than at any other time, four be
ing sent in. Ninety-five box alarms
were responded to, January and March
leading with fourteen each. There
were 137 telephone calls, the greatest
number occurring in the month just
Aid Given Outside the City
The department was called upon fourj
times during the year to render as-1
distance outside the city, as follows: |
In September, to Penbrook, Wolf's
bakery, and White Hill, Stouffer'sj
thick farm; October 7, to Lemoyne,
Heijjes' garage and nearby buildings,!
and November 9, to Camp Hill, home
of Prank Cooper.
The appropriation for the year for
the department was $35,825,43, of
which all but SI,OOO was expended.
Tin- greatest item covered the salaries
of the drivers which amounted to sll,-
850. This does not include the salary
of S9OO, of the chief engineer; the sal-j
arv of the assistant engineer, $225, or •
the salary for tile tillerman on the Mt.!
Vernon hook and lad'ler truck, $675. j
The contingent expenses of the de-j
partment was $4,659, of which the
jnirchase of new hose was the greatest;
single item of expense, amounting to!
$2,928. The two new automobiles of'
the department were purchased out of,
money obtained from a bond issue, rati-j
tied bv the electors of the city. The
money did not come from the moneys
regularly appropriated to the depart- j
Expenses of the Companies
During the year SI,OOO was appro-j
priated for a new boiler for the Pax j
ton steam tire engine. This was not!
expended but is represented by the $ 1!
000 remaining of the appropriation.
The amounts spent by the various com-1
pan i Win the eitv follow:
Friendship, $937.50; Hope, $757.50;!
Citizen. $757.50; Washington. $585; I
Mount Vernon Hook and Ladder, $675; j
Paxton, $757; flood Will, $765; Mount
Pleasant, $757; Susquehanna, $937.50;
Keilv Hose, $757; Shamrock Hose,
$585; Allison Hook and Ladder,
$739.50; Camp Curtin, $300; Royal.
WHY GO TO HELL?
The Rev. John H. Daugherty Will
Preach Evangelistic Sermon To-night
"Why Men and Women Persist in)
Going to Hellt" will be the subject of!
the Rev. John H. Daugherty's sermon
at the Ridge Avenue 'Methodist Epis
copal church this evening at 7.45
No services were held in the ehurch l
last evening, but the members spent
the time in calling upon non-ohurch
goiug people in an attempt to interest
them in their soul's salvation. To
night there will be a rally of all these
workers and the people whom they
have induced to come with them. There
will be services each night during the
remainder of the week, with the excep
tion of Saturday night. A large chorus
cihoir will take the lead in sing, with
Harvey E. Knupp acting as chorister
«nd Mrs. Guv Kinch, organist.
Wilson Hints at Veto
By Associated Press,
Washington, Jan. 12.—President
Wilson intimated to-day that he will
veto the immigration biM because ot
the literacy test.
SPECIAL ROLE FOR
Cuftaard Prom Pint Pa**.
Ity invoked that doctrine in favor of
; human slavery in other days.
I "The President, as the leader of his
j party, when he charges the opposition
wi-th not having a new idea in thirty
I years, should at leasrt find some buffer
for everything new that is propose I,
besides the doctrine of states sovercigu
[ty that surrendered at Appomnttox
| half a century ago.''
As Representative Campbell was
speaking disorder on the floor and in
the galleries, called forth a rebuke from
Threatens to Clear Galleries
"The gentleman on the floor must,
preserve order." he said. "The spec
tators in the gallery are here by the
courtesy of the House aJid it is in
decorous for them to talk so loudly
that their conversation con be heard
on the floor. The Speaker intends to
enforce order here to-day. If this dis
turbance does not stop I will oi'iii>r the
Progressive party support was voiced
bv Representative Kelly, of Pennsyl
"There is no reason," he said, "why
the woman suffrage problem should
bo met piecemeal and fractionally.
There is no reason why it should be de
cided in forty-eight different places-. It
should be decided once and for nil here
in Washington. The blackguard, the
thief, the unconvicted scoundrel of
every kind wakes up and casts his bal
lot, but the American woman must
Representative Hobson argued that
the resolution did not take any power
from the States.
Support for the rule but opposition
to the submission of the amendment
wag expressed by iiepresentative Leu
root., Republican, of Wisconsin.
Representative 'M'urdock, Progressive,
of Kansas, supported the resolution.
"I am against the American woman
dragging her skirts through the mire of
partisan politics," he said, "and for
that reason 1 favor woman suffrage as
a means of cleaning the mire of party
Representative Hulings, of Pennsyl
vania. and Lindbergh, of (Minnesota,
made brief speeches favoring the reso
Vote on Rule Not an Indicator
The overwhelming vote in favor of
the rule was by no means indicative of
the sentiment on the resolution itself.
•Many who voted for the rule to bring
the question up for a yes and no vote
announced their intention of voting
against the resolution itself,
Anti-Buffragists claimed the suf
fragists would not muster the necessarv
two-thirds vote; the suffragists did not
predict more than that the 'House would
register a majority in favor of the
The debate on the rule had ibeen spir
ited, bringing support and opposition
Irom ail parties. The real debate,
which began at 1 o'clock, with six
'hours to run, brought out the heavv
ai tiliery of 'both sides, and promised
a vote some time after 7 o'clock this
To the applause and cheers of sup
porters of 'both sides of the question
packed in opposite galleries the 'House
plunged into a debate fullv as spec
tacular as that which attended the
vote on the prohibition amendment
some time ago.
Webb Opposes Amendment
Representative Webb, chairman of
the Judiciary committee, led off the de
late in opposition to the amendment.
He believed if the question were voted
on by women more than eighty per cent,
would vote against suffrage.
Debate on the special rule had been
concluded by the floor leaders of the
Republican and Democratic sides, Rep
resentative Mann supporting the
amendment and Representative Under
wood opposing it.
"The tendency of the world every
where is toward enlarging the grant of
power to those who shall control the
destinies of the nations," said Mr.
Alann. "We may stay the course for
a moment, but civilization's progress
demands the granting of thre franchise
to those who have the power and
knowledge to use it."
The rights of the States to control
the rights of the franchise was en
dorsed by Mr. Underwood.
Woman Suffrage a Fad, Says Webb
"This question," he said, "is the
gravest one this body has had to con
sider. I deny that the exercise of'the
franchise is a universal right. You do
not believe it .is a right. Many of
those who will vote for this amendment
here to-day are from States which
would deny this right to other races
because yon believe it would destroy
Mr. Webb charged that woman suf
frage was more or. less a fad. "Those
advocating woman suffrage want some
thing to agitate about and if they
should find nothing to agitate about
they would be disappointed," said he.
"If they can get it they don't want
it; if they can]t get it they'll carry on
agitation for it."
Representative Taylor, of Colorado,
supported the amendment, saying the
opposition spoke from prejudice and
CREW BATTLE WITH FLAMES
Steamer Perugia Has Narrow Escape
From Destruction at Sea
By Associated Press.
New York, Jan. 12.—The Anchor
line steamer Perugia, in to-day from
Mediterranean ports, had a narrow
escape from serious injury by fire when
west of the Azores. Smoke was discov
ered among bales of hemp in No. 3 hold
and when the hatches wore opened a
black cloud rolled up from the smolder
ing cargo. A gale was blowing at the
The crew fought the fire by hauling
out as much of the hemp as possible
and flooding the hold. For a time the
fire seemed to be spreading and the
captain turned the ship l>aek on its
course Seeking to reach the Azores. A
wireless message was sent reporting
the fire. After a fight of four hours,
however, the blaze was brought under
control. The captain again changed the
direction of the ship and proceeded on
his way west.
James G. M. Bay Has Pneumonia
James G. M. Bay, one of the city's
oldest residents, is reported seriously ill
with pneumonia. Mr. Bay was taken
ill just after Christmas.
Mr. Stackpole's Health Improving
Mr. K. J. Stackpole, former postmas
ter, who has been confined to his home
on North Front street with pleuro
pneumonia for many weeks, is reported
to be improving, but is still very weak
and cannot sit up.
HARRISBURO STAR-INDEPENDENT, TUESDAY EVENING. JANUARY 12, 1915.
HOBOES ARE NEITHER TRAMPS NOR BUMS; THE
DICTIONARY IS WRONG, DECLARES THEIR KING
AND HIS COMMITTEE IN NEW YORK RESTAURANT -JEFF" DAVIS, "KING OP THE
n-nin* „, V A professional tramp; one who spends his life travellln* from place to place, esp. by stealing ride* on
trains, and beting for a living."-Webster's Dictionary. -Jeff L)«vlh president of the InteraaMona II
Workers' Union, Iloboes y f America, and known as the king of bis clan, says the lexJcoßra,,herta ffld wSST"I
in ri?oin,,^H 8 f ayß ' tbe dlct, ' ,nar,M flr « changed and the libel on a worthy class of wen Is removed " Davis
k fwenty-niue years ngo. is the man who *cek» to establish In New York a Hotel de i Ink to afford
a ? d a buKe of "Pt'mtlons to the honest homeless men now In the metropolis. He pleads for his system that
T° C W ° rk " cha,lce to eHt keep himself warm without report to ml t hatltaverts
notth. lit U " d , t I r ? ted 88 such a. our organic, lon understands bin"' he said S
... i b ?, , , l r e r, tbat H^i et 1 y owes I b,m a "viug, but he does believe that society owes him a chance to care for himself"
Latin iMlenn 11 P humorously as he added:—v Why, the word 'hobo" means 'good man • Consult your
i mea m D TI un boous mpa,la pood - That '" tllo ancestry of the word. A hobo is u good man
" ot st ® al Mnd . h ® *' i!l not bp R except to ward off starvation. Sometimes he is forced by circumstances into
iv'i flif mc i He UeVer WBorts tut L "m floni believes In God. in and n bis cou
s f,u E- Uis is the rule of reason, not the rule of treason. * u uls tou "
SPEED DEMONS ENTERED
FOR THE VANDERBILT CUP
Racs Will Be Run Over Novel Course
on Exposition Grounds at Ban Fran
cisco on Washington's Birthday—
De Palnu Has Twice Won Trophy
The Vander"bilt cup race on Wash
ington 'h birthday starts the ten months
of thrills and of wonderful spectacles
in the sport world, scheduled in con
nection with the Pauama-Pacific Inter
national Exposition. The world's most
noted speed demons will cut lightning
like turns in and out among the two
miles of vast exhibit palaces, gardens
aud pavilions of the thirty-eight par
ticipating nations and forty-one States
anil territories, on the most remarkable
and spectacular course ever laid out for
suc'h an event.
'il-ost of the entrants, including Bar
ney Oldlield, Earl Cocper, Eddie Ricken
backer, Gil Anderson and a host of oth
er dare-devils will participate in the
Yanderbilt race and also in the Grand
Prix, -which will be run off live days
later over the same course. Entries
made to date indicate the biggest field
of drivers e\"?r seen at a cup race.
Two of the three long projectiles,
'bearing the brand of "Maxwell, will be
piloted by Barney Oldfield and "Dare
devil" Carson. The tthird man has not
yet been announced. Riekenbacker will
"guide one of the two famous Peugots,
entered from across the Atlantic, ac
cording to a telegram just received
from Fred J. Wagner, to Chairman W.
ti. Hughson, of the exposition's racing
committee. The Stutz Company lias
entered three Ptutz raving machines,
■with the noted drivers, Gil Anderson
and Earl Cooper, at t'he wheel. Among
other entries are two Duzemburgs and
three Sunbeams. Just how many Mer
cers will face the starters has not 'been
announced, although at least* one is as
sured. And this is tout the 'beginning.
For the first time in their history
these two international races will t>e
held where hundreds of thousands will
'be certain to witness every part of the
course. While t'he course is the finest
ever laid out, it will have features
which will furnish thrills every mo
ment, with tihe minimum danger of ac
cident. iFor example, the asphalt road
way throughout the exposition grounds,
which is 200 feet wide, will be so di
vided that one-half of it will be given
over to the racers going east and the
other half to the speed-demons rushing
westward. The division line will be a
nine foot barricade of baled straw,
burlap and pads, all secured firmly by
anchored cables. The driver who may
skid into tihis barrier will run little
risk of capsizing. This barricade will
ibe erected all through the center of
the Plaze, at the "Ilairpin" turn, ami
at the two right angle 'turns. One full
lap of the course, which utilizes t'he
exposition's mile race track, is a frac
tion less thau four miles.
The big Vandertrilt cup race cov
ers a distance of approximately 300
miles, w'hicih means about seventy-live
times around the novel course. The
Grand Prix is 100 miles longer. It
will cover 100 laps. Barney Oldfield,
the first entrant in the race, went over
t'iie course last week and pronounced
it the finest ever given over to these
two races. Excepting the graded dirt
track, every foot of it is asphalt.
'Horatio Anasagasti, the millionaire
commissioner-general from Argentina,
and himself an automobile manufac
turer, will have a racing entry, which
will be his country's first venture into
the dissipation, iwhile Ralph do Palma,
twice winner of the Vanderbilt cup, de
clares that "he will take part in the race
to take away the cup for the third »n,l
Credit Expert Delayed
The expert who will establish the re
tail credit rating ibureau for the Har
risburg ('hamber erf Commerce has been
delayed in Providence, R. 1., where he
is engaged in similar work. It is an
nounced by the chamber that the worn
will be completed in a week after his
arrival. The bureau will serve the mem
bers of the chamber who give credit for
Lineman Injured In 25-foot Fall
S. L. Wfimer, 49 years old, of Port
Royal, a lineman for the Western Un
ion Telegraph Company, fractured his
left ankle in a fall of twenty-five feet
from a tree in Annville last evening
while aiding in stretching wire. He
was taken to the Harrisburg hospital,
where the fracture was reduced.
MYTHICAL KARLSRUHE IS
AGAIN SUNK. STORY FROM
THE BRITISH WEST INDIES
j Montreal, Jan. 12.—A detailed de
i scription of a naval battle off Grenada,
! British West Indies, i s given in a let
j ter received here to-day from an eye
] witness, who asserts that, in hi.-; opinion,
i the German cruiser Karlsruhe took part
nnd was sunk. The letter was made
| public 'by the Montreal "Gazette" and
I was received by a member of the "Ga
! zetto" staff from one of his friends
; at Grenada.
The letter was dated Grenada, De
j ceniber 3, and the writer asserts that
j after the battle a life buov came ashore
' marked "11. M. 8. Karlsruhe," together
| with wreckage and barrels and food
-1 stuffs, lie further writes that fisher
' men had brought the news that they
| had met dead bodies floating in the vi-
I cinity of the battle, numbers of candles
! marked "Kaiser Light;' boots with
. feet in them, helmets and other wreck
age. The letter reads as follows:
"It may interest you to know that
on Wednesday evening the 25th ulto.,
while at my house, situated on a ridge
overlooking the sea to the north of
Grenada, 1 witnessed a naval engagc
i incut which was undoubtedly carried on
: between more than tvtfo warships. The
action lasted, as far as I observed,
| from 7 o'clock p. m. to 11 p. in. and
; appeared to be on the very horizon to
| the north and northwest of the island,
j As the darkness increased it was quite
■ apparent when broadsides of projectiles
I exploded within seconds of each other
on either side within range of four to
"I did not hear the explosion, of the
i shells, as the tigiht was too far away.
but as the flight went on the position of
! the combatants veered round to the
! north and east and increased inseverity.
! Nobody in St. Patrick's appeared to
have noticed what had happened and
j though I made diligent inquiries 1
j could not get my theory of a fight suip
| ported. Whether the government knew
j-of the engagement, or not, they cer
j tainlv censored all Dews as regards it.
"Six days afterwards I was confirm
|ed in mv opinion by the fact that
] Sauters fishermen fishing in the Carria
i con channel "brought in the news that
| they had met dead bodies floating on
the water together qith numberless
| candles, marked 'Kaiser liigiht.' (A
! sample of which 1 send you as a Christ
! mas card), also boots w.tli feet in them,
j helmets, pieces of wreckage, etc.
"On my portion of an island called
j Isle of Rhondre, a lifebuoy came ashore
| marked 'II. M. >S. Karlsruhe' and be
[ sides wreckage and barrels of food
j stuffs. I am the lucky possessor of an
l officer's sword which came ashore wrap
; ped up carefully in oil cloth.
"All this confirms my conviction
that not only did an engagement occur,
Tout that the dreaded Karlsruhe has
been sunk. I also got a quantity of
wreckage. I hope to send the life
buoy to frame as a memento but for
the present the government has com
The Karlsruhe last was definitely
heard from on October 26 when she
captured the steamer Vandy-ck. The
Yandyck was the seventeenth vessel
thait had beeu caught by the German
The British admiralty has made no
announcement concerning the reported
sinking of the Karlsruhe. Heretofore
the admiralty has been prompt to an
nounce 'any disaster to German war
Czar's Brother-in-Law Not Dead
Petrograd, Jan. 1-2. —The reported
death of Grand Duke Alexander Mich
aelovitch, brother-in-law of Emperor
Nicholas, while fighting in Persia, was
officially denied in Petrograd to-day.
BOWLED THIRTY SIX HOURS
Remarkable Endurance Feat of Darrell
Hamlet at Bioux City
By Associated Press.
Sioux City, la., Jan. 12.—Darrell
Hamlet, created a record here last night,
•finishing a thirty-six hour continuous
performance on the bowling alleys.
Hamlet began his endurance feat at* 9
o'clock Sunday morning and rolled up
to 9 o'clock last night without stopping
for food or sleep, although he ate an
occasional sandwich during the period.
He rolled a total of 194 games or
an average of 5 7-18 games per honr.
His top score was made in his 153 d
game when a total of 256 wa« scored.
DUAL MONARCHY TO INVADE
SERVIA WITH GREAT ARRIY
Petrograd, .lan. 12, Via Ijondon,
3.45 P. M.—News reaching here of a
proposed expedition by the Germans
and Austrian* -gainst Servia, it being
said that the Teutonic allies are ron -
temulating tlio dispatch of eleven army
coqis to that country to avenge the
recent Austrian reverses, is looked upon
in Russian military circles as a trans
parent ruse on the part of the Germans
to distract Russia's attention from the
Polish campaign and to divert this gov
ernment from further reinforcing the
Russian armies in Poland.
The number of German troops in
Russian Poland has not diminished but
is continually being increased on the
Bzura and Niemen rivers, on the latter
waterway as far as Tilsit.
The Russian general staff has ascer
tained, army officers say, thait the Ger
mans are preparing for an offensive
campaign from the extreme northern
frontier down to the river Pilica, where
the Austrians likewise have not dimin
ish-ed their forces.
Russians Report Capture of Turks
Petrograd, Jan. 12.—The folio wine
communication from the general staff of
the Russian army in the Caucasus was
issued last night:
"The action in the region of Kara-
Urgan is progressing. On January 10
our troops caiptured two pieces of moun
tain artillery and also made prisoners
of two companies of Turks, with their
officers. There is nothing to report
from the other fronts.'
Board to Meet
The Board of Pu'blic Grounds and
Buildings, of which Governor Tener is
a mem'ber, will hold its last meeting to
morrow to finish up business before he
retires from office, and leaves a clean
board for Governor Brumbaugh.
The Kramer Auto and Carriage Com
pany, of Lancaster, was chartered to
day with a capital of $5,000.
New Capitol Park Lights
Preparations are being made by Su
perintendent Ram'bo to replace t'he'pres
ent arc lights in Capitol Park with
incandescent nitrogen 500 watts lamps,
which are said to give a powerful lig'ht,
and can foe used on standards, thus
doing away with t»he overhead lights.
The niim'ber of lights will be increased
from twenty-four to thirty, or six more
than at present, it ibeing realized that
there are some pretty dark spots in the
park that ought to 'be made less dan
gerous at night. One will be placed at
tJlie north wing of file Capitol, another
at the green house and others where
there is at present feeble illumination.
Governor Tener to-day appointed
William R. Bailey to be clerk of the
courts of Allegheny, county, vice Wil
liam 'H. Coleman, elected to Congress,
who has resigned, the resignation and
appointment to take effect at the con
firmation by the Senate, which will
prevent there 'being any vacancy at
any time in the place.
HIES FROM HEART TROIBLE
Attack Fatal to Widow of Samuel L.
Mrs. Emma J. Matchett, widow of
■Samuel L. Matchett, died yesterday
morning at her home, 1624 Wallace
street, of heart trouble. She leaves one
son, J. B. Matchett, and two daugh
ters, Mrs. Mowery and Mrs. Wil'letts,
all of Harris<burg.
Funeral services will be held Friday
at 10 o'clock, the Rev. Floyd Apple
ton, rector of St. Paul's Protestant
Episcopal church, officiating. Burial
will be made at Williamsport.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dougherty Neely
Mrs. Mary Blizaibeth Dougherty Nee
ly, wife of Dr. Edgar C. Neely, 1011
North Second street, died yesterday
morning at 11 o'clock. She leaves one
sister, Miss Alberta Dougherty, with
whom she lived and two brothers, Frank
H. Dougherty, of this city, and Harry
L. Dougherty, of Altoona. The funeral
arrangements have not yet been com
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Ctatlnofd From Flrat Pag»
M. A. Cumbler, J. V. W. Reynders,
Charles C. Cumbler. Edward Bailey and
Harry L. Dress. The directors will or
ganise Monday at 11 o'clock.
Railways Cos. Elect Officers
Carlisle, Jan. 12.—Officers and di
rectors for the Cumberland Railway and,
the Carlisle and Mount Holly railway
were chosen at a meeting of the stocl>
holders held yesterday. W. H. ! Mr-
Crae, of N'ewville, is president and the
other officers are: Vice president a*ul
secretary, E. J. Kitzmiller; treasuj-er
and manager, George Plough; directors,
John Graham, W. H. MeCrae, D. H.
Heller. George A. Plough, W. P. Paacoe,
John Hoefeld, C. 'W. 'Harman, J,
Kitzmiiler and S. >M. Kitzmiller
Traction 00. Boards Re-elected
Tile annual meeting of the stock
holders of t>he Harriwburg Railways
Company will be held March 2. Formal
meeting's of the stockholders 0 f the
Kast 'Harritfburg Passenger (Railway
Company and the Citizens' Passenger
Railway Company, both of Which are
operated toy the Harris'burs Railways
Company, were held vest«r«lay. All of
the old members of t'he 'boards of di
rectors were re-e fluted: '
FITO Martut 00. Dincton Chosen
'At a meeting of the wtocStlholders ef
the Farmers' Market <>>tapany held
t'bis morning five directors were elect
ed as follows: D. M. Dull, (D. H. Kaker,
W. M. 'Hoerner, A. A. Paorcake and m!
ROADS OBJECT TO DECISION
Anthracite Carrie* Appeal to Dau
phin County Court on Reduction
of Freight Rate on Coal
The anthravite coal carryingi railroads
entering Philadelphia, which were re
cently ordered by the Pennsylvania
Public Service Convmitsion to reduce
their freight raite on hard coal forty
cents a tou from the mines to Philadel
phia, to-day took an appetal from the
Commission's decision to the Dauphin
county court under the provisions ot
the act creating the cojnanission.
According to the announcement, the
effect of the reduction will oe to di
minish the net revenues o«f the Penn
sylvania Railroad Company by approxi
mately $1,500.0'00 a year.; the Phila
delphia and Reading railway approxi
mately $2,000,000 and other'companies
by several hundred thousand dollars.
"The importance to the State of
Pennsylvania and to the city of Phila
delphia of adequately conserving the
revenue of the carriers," the statement
says, "demands that immediate action
shall be taken to protect their revenue
from such a widespread destruction us
is involved under this order of the
Pennsylvania Public Service Commis
ALLEGED DYNAMITER TAKEN
King Brown Applies to Railroad Po
liceman for Food and Is
Placed Under Arrest
King Brown, 04 years old, the negro
suspected of dynamiting the home of
his brother-in-law, G. W. Wood, at
\ork, yesterday morning at 12.20
o clock, wae arrested last evening at
Lemoyne when he became hungry and
applied at the home of a railroad po
liceman for food. The officer, H. O.
Schauer, recognized Brown from the de
scription sent out from York and after
feeding the man brought him to police
headquarters in this city.
Sergeant Myers and Detectives
Meech and Mitzel, of the York depart
ment, who had 'been following Brown's
trail, arrived at headquarters here a
few minutes after the arrival of the
railroad policeman and his prisoner.
Brown was bundled into the automobile
and taken back to York by the York
Brown, who said he has lived for a
month at 433 South street, this city,
confessed to dynamiting the York
house, according to the police. He said
he saw his wife and another man in the
house and, being angered because she
would not Jive with him, planted the
dynamite, which he had secured from a
man near Lemoyne, aud touched it off.
He said he escaped as far as Ijemoyne
on a freight train.
KUNKEL ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS
Judge Criticises Teaching Methods
When Sentencing Young Offenders
Just before sending to the Hunting
don Reformatory four of five boys who
confessed to almost a score of ro>M>er
ies in this city, Judge Kunkel last even
ing dropped a word of criticism regard
ing the methods of teaching in the
Sunday schools. The 'boys seut to the
reformatory are Paul Schubauer, Jo
seph Osborne, Milton Schrcffler and
George Dare. Sentence was suspended
in the case of Weston Ashenfelter.
The boys all set up an appeal for
leniency, among other tthings saying
t)hat they have for years attended Sun
day schools regularly.
"That's not saying very much," be
gan the Judge, "if you attended Sun
day school and broke into other peo
ple's homes during the week."
The Court then suggested it may t>e
possible that some boys go to Sunday
school because it is a mandatory rule
laid down by their parents and that
when they do get. there possibly they do
not become interested or the teaching is
confined to a distant subject not deal
ing with the children's own welfare.
"It seems," said Judge Kunkel, "to
be regarded as more important to-day
to teach the children how far it is from
Jerico to Jerusalem, than 'Thou shalt
not steal.' "
Breaks Gold Tooth at Profit
South Norwnlk, Conn., Jan. 12.
P. J. Ham, of New York, broke a gold
tooth crown on a pearl in a raw oyster
at the Royal James Inn here yester
day. Mr. Ham was indignant until a
jeweler told him the pearl was worth
about SSO. Mr. Ham says he is willing
to break some more $lO gold crowns
on SSO pearls at a profit of S4O each.
IT PAYS TO USE STAB
INDEPENDENT WANT ADS.
DROP A PART QF
FRONT ST. PLAN
Cnllaicd Front Flrat Vmge.
ago and through eminent domain pro
ceedings, undertook to get title to the
/round on the w«:t aide of Front street,
Between Bouth street and a point 6>>
tfeet north of Liberty street, the Oitv
'Commissioners passed on first reading
to-day a measure introduced by Com ■
■missioner Lynch providing for the re
peal of the original street opening ordi
Taylor's Annual Report
Several of fhe owners of the ground
in question had said they are -willing to
give, free, tthe ground for park pur
poses, 'but if it is to toe utilized for
street purposes they want the full mar
ket value. To take t r ne ground for
street purposes, the Commissioners fig
ure. it would cost the City well on to
$50,000 or possibly more.
The annual repovt of Commissioner
Taylor was presented, it toeing a re
sume of the work done in the park,
'playground and fire dejxirtnients during
tho last year. After praising the Park
Department and pointing to the fa-t
the park area has been steadily grow
ing since 1902 , the Commissioner
points out the changes made under Ins
administration in 1914.
He refers to the changing of his
quarters from the Union Trust Com
pany building to t/he Calder building
on Market square; his new auto, the
Reservoir Park .pavilion and flhe golf
club bouse, the new entrant* to Reser
voir (Park at Twenty-first and Market,
streets; plans for lighting the Twelfth
street playground and the Front street
park; completion of the fill along the
river between Iron avenue and Pax ton
street; planting of many trees along
the river front, in tne parks ami along
City street*; widening and rebuilding of
a part oi the Cameron Parkway near
the almshouse, and plans for the new
bridge over Spring creek at Cameron
He further sets out that permaueut
improvements cofting $8,600 were
made during the year and i aid for out.
of the park maintenance fund, while
additional 'improvements were made at
h cost of $17,341.2-0, these paid
for out of the SIOO,OOO nark loan.
Taylor Shows a Balance
The ( ommissioner's departmental
surplus at the close of 1914 totale I
$2,127.38, but lie to-day offered an or
dinunce providing for the use of $1,83 I
of that money to pa v the cost of pac
ing fifteen light «*aiidurde i»i Fro n r
street park, between Iron avenue an t
Paxton street, and sixteen additional
standards on the Twedfth street play
ground. This would leave a surtiljs
Ordinance-i passed finally to-dav in
cluded the measures fixing tho sa'.arie ;
of the officers of police departmen*
anld 1 the clerk to the Commissioner oi'
I* inanee, Commissioner Eowmun intro
duced an ordinance providing for tht»
city s paying the paving assessments
levied against fit. Andrew's Protectant.
Episcopal church and the Epworth XI.
K. church. In the former case the as
sessment amounted to $392.27 while
iu the latter it was sl9 7.
The ordinance making an appropri
ation to cover the cost of constructing a
now fire house for the Royal l'ire Coin
pany also was passed finally. Rv re o
lutioii introduced by Commissioner
Lynch the Commissioners deei.'.ed t i
hold their next weekly meetin- oi
Wednesday, January 20, at 3 o'clock,
instead of Tuesday, January 19. the
date of the inauguration of Dr. Brum
baugh as Governor oif the State
Hairy D. Reel, City Sealer of
Weights and Measures, submitted hi i
quarterly report showing that he mad *
918 inspections, sealed 750 weights
and measures, condemned 168 and at
tended city markets on 68 occasions.
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Furnished by H. W. Suavely, Broker.
Arcade Building, Walnut and Court
Xevv York, Jan. 12..
Open. High. Low. Close.
Alaska Gold 27% 27% 27% 27%
Amal Cop. 55% 58% 54% 54%
Am Bt Sug. 35% 36% 35'/. 35%
Anier Can . 30% SO 1 /- 39% 39%
do pfd .. 94% . . 94a
Am Car, F'y 47% 47% 47", 47".
Am Cot Oil 44% 44% 43% 43%
Am Toe Sec 21% 22% 21% 22%
Amer Smelt 60% fit)'*
do pfd .. 28V4 28% 27% 28',
Amer Sug. 106% 107'/, 106% 107',
Am Tel. Tel 118% . . .'. .. . HB%
Anaconda . 26% 267, 26% 26%
Atchison . . 94% 94% 9 4'/* 94' ■«
Bait, Ohio. 68% 67% 68% 68%
Beth Steel. 52 53% 51% 52
BBT 86 86 85% 85%
Cal Petrol. 15% 15% 15 15
Can Pacific. 156% 157 "1 j6 157
Cont Leath. 35% 35% $5 35
Ches, Ohio. 42 42% 42 42%'
Chi, M, St P BS% 88% 88% 88%
Ch (,'on Cop 33% 34% 33 34' ,
Col, Fuel, ir 25% 25'.,
Consol Gas. 117% 117% 117'% 117%
Corn Prod. . . 9% 10% 9% 9%'
Erie .... 22% 22% 22% ....
Intibor Metll% 11% 11 ....
Gen file? C.14 4% 144% 14 4% 144%
Good'h BF 27 27% 27 27'/,
Gt No pfd.114% 114%" 114% 114%
do Ore subs 28% 28% 28% ....
Illinois <Jen.,loß . ... . ..." 108
Infcbor Met. 11% 11% 11
do pfd . . »0 50
Lehigh Va1.134% 134
iM'ex Pet . 51% 51% 51% 51%
'Mo (Par .. 7% 7% 6% 6%
Nev C Cop. 13 13
N Y Cen.. 88-% 89% 88% 88%
NY,N«H 53% 54 53% 53%
N and W. 101% 101% 101% 101%
Nor Pno ..102% 102% 102 102%
Pac iMail .. 20% 21% 2'0% 21%
I'enna RK. 105 105% 104% 104%
Peoples G CI 19 % 119%
Pgh Goal. 17% 17% 17% 17%
Press S. C. . 38% 38%. 38 38%
Ray Con. C. 16% 15% 16% 16%
Reading ...147% 148% 147% ...'
R. I. and 8., 20% 20% 20% .. .
South. Ry . 16% 15%
Tcnn. Cop. 32% 32% 32% 32%
Tex. Co., .135% 135% 135 135
Union Pa. .119% 119% 118% 118%
U 8 Rubber 57% 57% 56% 57
U « Steel . 52 52% 51% 51%
do pfd ..108% 108% 108% 108%
Utah Cop. 51 5'2 51, 51%
Vir.-Car. C. 17% .. .. 17%
W. Mary. .12 14% 12 13%
W. U. T. . 59% 59% 59% 59%
West. Mfg. 73% 74 73% 73M
Wooiworth 91 . .. 91
Chicago Grain Market Closing
Chicago, Jan. 12—Close:
Wheat—l May, 138%; July, 124%.
Corn—/ May, 75; Judy, 76.
Oats—May 55%; July, 53.
Pork—January, 18.45; May, 18.95.
bard—Janary, 10.65; 'May, 10.92.
Ribs—January, 9.90; 'May, 10.25.