The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, January 29, 1915, Image 1

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SScfWir"® 0 VOL. 77—NO. 48,
Chocolate Company In
forms 1,050 Employ
es To-day That They
Will Get Bonuses of
20 Per Cent, of Their
Wages or Salaries in
the Year 1914—To
tal Exceeds by More
Than $25,000 That
of Any Other Year
Company Was Never
So Prosperous—H a s
150 More on the Pay
Roll Than Ever Be
fore —Spent $700,-
000 on New Build
ings in 1914—Aver
age Output 15 Cars
a Day—Bo Per Cent,
of 1,200 Workers
Qualify for Bonuses
Through Six Months'
Cash bonuses totaling $125,000 will
be distributed among 1,030 employes
of the big plant of the Hershey Choco
late Company, in Hershey, this county,
it was announced to-day. The bonuses
will be equivalent to 20 per cent, of the
yearly wages or salaries of .ill employes
who have served the company for six
months or more. The distribution of the
checks, which will be drown on the
Hershey Trust Company, will begin to
morrow, and the last of them will be is
sued early next week.
Although the company in the last six
years has given out bonuses to its
permanent employes, the total amount
to be issued this year will exceed that
of any other year by more than $25,-
000. This is due to the fact of the
company's increasing property and to
the fact that the total number of men
and women on the pay roll at present is
the largest in the history of the plant, i
totaling 1,200, of whom eighty per
cent., or a larger percentage than ever
before, qualify for the bonus by reason
of having been employed the required
six months. '
Ezra Hershey, treasurer of the com
pany, of which M. S. Hershey, pro
moter of the great Hershey co-opera
tive community, is head, said this morn j
ing that the business was never so pros-1
peroiis as in the last year. There are
now on the pay roll 150 more employes!
than ever before. While in the last!
lour years the bonus was 20 per cent.'
as this year, there never before has j
been a time when so high as 80 per |
cent, of the employes has qualified for i
the cash gifts through length of service. I
Hi the first two yvars the bonds was
10 per cent.
Employes Rejoice at News
"The idea of the bonus is to permit
the employes to share in the prosper
ity of the. company," said Ezra' Her
shey, "and to offer an inducement for
competent employes to remain perma
nently with us. The only reason that
the six months' service provision is :
made is so that no can take
advantage of us by seeking employ
ment just for the sake of getting the
bonus and leaving us after the bonus \
is paid."
Some idea of t>he prosperity the Her
shey plant is enjoying may be gleaned j
from the statement of Mr. that j
in 1914 an average of fifteen cars a
day of manufactured products was
shipped out of the plant. This is far
in excess of the daily average of anv
other year. The greatest output for any
one day in 1914 was twenty-eight
cars, which is the record for the plant, I
During the year just closed SSOO,- |
000 was spent on new building f. the !
plant, and this does not include $200,-1
Continued on Seventh Pace 1
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County Pays Back Fees After Deduct
ing $2,618 From Claims Made
Under Court Ruling i
After deducting $1',613.27 from the
total claims, tb,> County Commissioners
this morning mad? settlement with the
seventeen constable* whose demands for
fees covering the period of 1901 to
1905 recently were sustained, by a Dau
phin county court decision. The total
amount paid to the constables was sll,-
The amount deducted from the orig
inal claim represents fees for business
transacted by the constables between
the time the act increasing their fee
allowances became a law and the date
of their beginning their new terms of
office as con-tables subsequent to the
passage of the aft. In other words,
"the reduction was made in accordance
with that constitutional provision which
prohibits county employes from sharing
until their next succeeding term of of
fice. increases in pav that are provided
by legislation passed while they are
holding office.
The revised bills paid to the con
stables to-dav are as follows: Geoffge
\\ . Charters, $1,0(i5.31; John 6. Hill,
$204.43; .lamps H. Johnson, $567.86:
Henry Miller, $431.17; Richard Keese.
*614.72; Harry Roat, $545.69; R. H.
Sinkfield, S6(>S.O2; Jeremiah Still,
$629.72; \V. L. Windsor. $409.78; Da
vid C. Challenger, $732.47; Peter R.
Day, $677.94; Harrv Emanuel,
$974.29; W. O. Carman, $1,815.26;
Alexander Gilnbens, $321.76; Robert
Opt.tsha.ll, s7l 5. 5 8; J. \V. Haines,
$357.72; J.-H. Stie, $639.42.
Burglars Get Away With Nine Mileage
Books and a Ticket Dater—Use
a Skeleton Key
i Siwlal t the
Carlisle, Pa., Jan. 29. —A gang of
thieves that is believed to have been
working systematically in the Cumber
land Valley during the last two weeks,
committed another robbery last evening
when they stole a batch of mileage
books after breaking into the passenger
station of the Gettysburg and Harris
burg Railroad Company, in the eastern
section of the city. •
The robberv was committed early in
the evening. The ticket office was closed
at 6 o'clock and the night watchman
made the discovery of the robberv at
10 o 'dock last night. Entrance to the
station evidently was gained by the
use of a skeleton key. The robbers then
removed the door to the ticket office
by disconnecting the hinges. Besides
nine mileage books the thieves stole
the ticket dater.
Within the last fortnight thieves
have obtained similar loot from the
railway stations in Gettysburg, Wavn
esboro and Biglerville and it now is be
lieved the same gang has committed
all the robberies.
Ball Struck Player in Eye
Harold Jacks, 7 years old, 406 South
hiver street, bearing a well-colored
black eye," applied at the Harris
burg hospital last night for treatment.
He was playing ball and the sphere
missed his hands and struck him in the
left eye. The injury is not serious.
Attorney General Asks
That Receiver Be Ap
pointed for a Phila
delphia Institution
Brown Attacks the School on Contention
That It Does Not Employ Six Pro
fessors Regularly and That It Does
Not Comply With Conditions
Attorney General Francis Shunk
Brown to-day made his first step into
the limelight as the State's attorney
when he • began proced liings before
Judge Kunkel in the Dauphin County
Court in an effort to close the doors otf
the Philadelphia College & Infirmarv of
Osteopathy, Philadelphia, and have a
receiver, appointed for the school.
The application is made 011 the con
tention the college does not have a
faculty consisting «f six regular pro
fessors who devote all their time to tho
instruction of classes; that it dioes
not have assets of $500,000 and that
it "has made 110 effort to comply with
any of the provisions of the act of
June 26, 1895" under which it was in
The court fixed February 20, at 10
a. in., as the time for hearing the case.
The Attorney General charges "that
for some years last past the college
has been ami still is conferring upon
its graduates, degrees in applied sci
ence, the degree of Doctor of Osteo
pathy,' theretby exercising powers, priv
ileges aad franchises not granted .to
Dr. S. B. Pennock is mentioned as
president of the college and Eugene M.
Coffee as its secretary. Th e Attorney
General demands that the officers of the
school show cause why the college
should not be deprived of its charter
and excluded from doing business, and
why a receiver should not be ap^inted.
Carranza Leader, at the
Head of His Troops,
Enters Mexico City
With Colors Flying
But a Fusillade Begun by Obregon's
Soldiers SoTm Silences the Opposi
tion—Three Dead Are Stretched
Out on Plaza
By Assbcicltrtl Press.
Mexico City, Jail. 29.—General Ob
regon, the Carranza leader, at the head
of his troops entered Mexico City short
ly after 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
At first he met with little or no resist
ance hut wlifn the National Palace was
reached shots from the cathedral roof
and other buildings nearby caused his
soldiers to open up a fusillade which,
however, lasted but. a short time. After
the fighting was over a correspondent
counted three persons lying dead in the
A rear guard of the Zapatistas left
the city as General Obregou entered,
holding up street cars at the point of
rifles in order to commandeer the same
for transport far as the suburbs.
All commercial houses and banks
were closed, but aside from the shoot
ing on the main plaza the entry of the
Carranza forces caused no disturbances.
Takes Possession of Palace
After taking possession of the Na
tional Palace, General Obregou, leading
his troops, rode down San Francisco
street to his newly established head
The new authorities have re-estab
lished order and a general feeling of
confidence prevails.
Jt has been established that the
shooting in the main plaza was done by
snipers, who were hidden on the roof of
the cathedral. Speaking of the incident
to->iay General Obregon said that the
shots were undoubtedly directed to
wards him and that it was an attempted
assassination. The perpetrators have not
yet been captured.
All saloons are closed as the result
Continued on Seventh
Mercury to Fall Again to Ten Degrees
Last Night's Record—May Be
Skating To-morrow
There has been very little change
in the weather situation over night, so
far as Hanisburg is Concerned, and
temperatures to-night will likely equal
the minimum of 10 degrees registered
last night, according to the forecast is-'
sued at the local Weather Bureau office
this morning.
The mercury did not fall quite so far
as was expected and the river, which is
full of floating ice, had closed in but
few places. It is'not expected to close
generally now, as to-morrow, in the
opinion of the weather observers,
warmer weather will begin. Consid
erable ice, however, has formed on
Wildwood lake, and the possibilities are
that ice will be fit for ska 11113 to-mor
row if to-uight's temperature equals
that of last night.
An early inspection of the ice on
Wildwood lake will be made to-morrow
morning and, if it is safe, the red flag
will be hoisted above the ('alder build
ing in Market square, so that all may
Temperatures are rising rapidly on
the heels of the cold wave, due to a
storm central off the coats of Oregon.
To-morrow afternoon and Sunday the
mercury will begin t.-> rise here.
Youth Must Return to Girl He Eloped
With or Go to Jail, Says Court
I'nless Wilson Potteiger, of ljiugles
town, a farmer boy, now under s-us
pended sentence, changes his attitude
before the March Criminal Court and
takes up his a'botle with his young
: wife, with whom he eloped to Hagers
| town, Md., and then deserted, he will be
! sent to jail or penitentiary. Judge
Kunkel made that statement to young
Potteiger in court this morning and >he
judge further warned the lad that the
( court now is tired of trifling with him.
Potteiger didn't show any signs of
being moved by the court's threat and
reprimand. At least he made no prom
ise to go hack to his wife and live with
her. 'I he defendant was paroled aibout
two years ago, after he had pleaded
guilty to a serious charge. While sup
posed to he in tho custody of the pro
bation officer he violated t'he suspended
sentence rules by eloping to the Gret
na Green of Marylaml with a pretty
Linglestowu girl whom ho married. He
has since refused to live with his wife,
preferring, tho probation officer told
the court this morning, to take "other
girls'' out in his auto. »
.fudge Kunkel gave him the alterna
tive of going back to his wife or serv
ing, oat a prison sentence for the of
fense to which he long ago pleaded
Two Directors of the Poor Say Third
Had No Authority to Put Men
to Work at Almshouse
Car[>enters or any other artisans who
may be put to work at the Dauphin
county almshouse, either without the
consent of the steward or of a majority
of the members of the Hoard of Poor
Directors, 'may find themselves in dan
ger of not getting paid for their serv
ices. That fact became known to-day
when it was learned that Thomas 8.
Manning and Charles L. Boyer, Poor
Directors, have held up the bills of two
carpenters who, Harry A. Walters, the
other director, says iie personally put
to work laying a floor in the county
At any rate, it is held, the carpen
ters are charging at the rate of ton
hours a day, while Steward Banber, v lib
disclaims any responsibility for their
employment, they were at the
almshouse from 7 o'clock in the morn
ing until 5 o'clock in the evening, and
were served with two meals—breakfast
and dinner—at the home.
The carpenters, apparently, deducted
no time for meals, nor did they make,
any cash allowance for the meais 'given
to them. One claims twenty cents an
hour for S5 hours work anil the- other
wants to be paid for 110 hours at the
rate of twenty-one cents an hour.
It was said to-day that the bills will
be cut down before the directors again
are asked to pay them. Objection also
was raised to the fact that these car
penters were given work that, it is
held, ordinarily would have been done
by the almshouse carpenter.
Brodbeck Charged With Payment of
Money for Political Purposes to
Hanover Postofflce Employe
By Associated Press.
York, Pa., Jan. 29.—Congressman
A. R. Brodbeck, Democrat, of the Twen
tieth Congressional district, faces
charges under the criminal code for
alleged payment of money for political
purposes on two occasions to William
Mouse, an employe in the Hanover post
office. The information was brought
last night by Constable C. 11. Wilson,
befor.e United States Commissioner
Raymond F. Topper, at Gettysburg. The
warrants will not be served immediate
ly as Mr. Brodbeck is in Washington
at present attending the session of the
House. The Congressman's own sworn
account of his election expenses, it is i
claimed, show the pavments of money
to House. '
The prosecution is an outgrowth of
the contest. ajistUoied by Congressman
Brodbeck charging fraud in the elec
tion of (J. William Beales, Kepubliean,
of Gettysburg, his opponent Inst No
vember. Testimony was taken here to
day by two notaries public in support
ot the Brodbeck allegations concerning
election irregularities in York.
Hold's Pal Is Sent to the Pen
Joseph Kaufman, of Chicago, who
was convicted of aiding Frank H. Hohl,
the Harrisburg' ban.lit who recently
.was shot to death by the police of Cin
cinnati, tii rob the Homestead National
banl; of $1 2,000 last August, was sen
tenced in Pittsburgh yesterday to servo
not less than three nor more than flvo
years in the Western penitentiary.
Same Rate as for the
Last Three Years Is
Adopted by the Com
missioners To-day
Budget As Submitted to the Commis
sioners This Afternoon Places Esti
mated Receipts and Expenditures
For the Year 1915 at
The tax rate for Dauphin county
during 1915 will be four mills, the
same as for the last three years, the
recommendations of County Controller
Henry VV. (rough having been adopted
by the County Commissioners this aft
ernoon at 3 o'clock.
The county budget, along with the
tax rate recommendation, was given to
the Commissioners at their afternoon
meeting, placing the estimated receipts
and expenditures for 1915 at approxi
mately $366,484.64. The appropria
tions for 1914 totaled something like
$348,000, while the actual money spent
by the County Commissioners, the Di
rectors of the Poor and the Board of
Prison Inspectors totaled $366,372.54.
The estimated receipts for 1915
equal the estimated expenditures, this
being due partly to the fact that the
revenue from direct taxation calculat
ed on a basis of a four-mill rate.
When the Directors of th e Poor and
the Prison Inspectors 'put in their an
nual budget estimates the Commission
ers and the Controller were, of the opin
ion that the tax rate for 1915 could be
reduced by at least a quarter otf a miM.
Since that time, however, the county
Coatlaaed ua Heventh Put
mm* 11 -
. .life
Here Is Representative "Bill" Adams' Pig That the Luzerne Lawmaker Has
( Installed in the $18,000,000 Capitol and Thus Subjected Himself to a
Possible Fine of SIOO for Violatiug a City Ordinance. The Man in the
Picture is Charles A. Hillegas, the House Postmaster
Disappearance Causes
Solon to Suspect
Somebody's Going to
Have Roast Pork
The "Honorable Bill," Informed Ho
Has Violated a City Ordinance
Providing SIOO Penalty, Says He
Is Contemplating Fleeing Country
Representative "Bill" Adams' pig,
which was presented to him on Wednes
day night ait a local theatre, he being
the holder ,of the lucky pig number,
mysteriously disap|eared yesterday aft
er occupying a downy couch in the $13,-
000,000 Capitol pig-stye, and to-day
Mr. Adams confessed that ho does not
know where it is. He missed the animal
late yesterday afternoon just after
Charles A. Hillegas, postmaster of the
House of Representatives, had a picture
taken of the porker perched on the post
master's desk. The "Honorable Bill"
frankly confessed this morning that ho
does not know where his pet it.
'"When did you'see the pig last/"
was asked of' Mr. Adams.
"I saw it early last evening and
then it disappeared,'' said the "Hon
orable Bill."
"What do you intend to do with it
if you get it again?"
"I think we'll have a pig roast, with
accompaniments,'' and Adams reflected
a bit as to just what should accom
pany roast \ ig.
Plans Flight to Canada
"Yes," he said, "we will have all
of the accompaniments. I, did intend
to decorate that pig with nice red rib
bons and preseftt it to Speaker Ambler
on Monday night, but I may not get
Continued on Eleventh I'njcc.
Must Be Sent By "Wireless" From
Tuckerton Station
If you have a cable to send to Ger
many in these days of the European
war, when cable lines are cut off, ex
amine your bank carefully be
fore hand, because if it is a long cable
it will probably take the year's profit
to get it across. According to Clark E.
Diehl, local manager of the Postal Tele
graph Company, it cost one local firm
the igreat mini of $1.03 a word.
It was finally arranged that the cable
would be transmitted to Germany by
wireless from the Tuckerton station al
Saville, N. J. Moreover, the cable
would not be wirelessed in code and a
voluminous address containing every de
tail prefixed together with the' full
name and address of the sender. Every
word had to be paid for at the rate of
$1.03 a word.
Injured at Pipe Bending Works
William Coleman, 4 8 North Summit
street, suffered a fracture of three toes
of the left foot at noon to-day when he
was struck by a heavy bar in the Har
risburg Pipe and Pipe Bending Works.
After treatment at the Harrisburg hos
pital he was taken to his home.
Russia has answered the new Austro-
German offensive movement in Hun
gary and Bukowina with a sudden re
sumption of the attack on the Germans
in their own territory The Russian army
in East Prussia is again attempting to
penetrate the German lines and an of
ficial report from Petrograd to-day in
dicates that heavy fighting is in pro
gress. In two sections of the front it
is stated, the Germans were defeated
and driven back. For several months
there has been little change in East
Pnissia, the Russians having been halt
ed after penetrating nearly ao miles
beyond the German border.
To the south the new Austro-German
plan of campaign is developing rapidly.
The Austrian army staff announces that
the Russians who invaded Northern
Hungary have been defeated and forced
to retreat. Petrograd military experts
expect that the main attack will be de
livered on the extreme Russian right
Continued on Hlevcntli Pilfer.
Berlin, Jan. 29, by Wireless to Sav
ville.- The most encouraging war news,
from the German viewpoint, comes from
the Carpathian region where Austrian
successes are reported to have been
achieved consistently for some time
now. The latest feat of tho Austrian*
is said to have been Wie driving of
the Russians from the Nagyag valley.
Dispatches from Vienna' state that
the Russians probably will be com
pelled soon to evacuate the Oalieian
city of Lemberg, which they have oc
cupied for several months.
I'roin all the theatres of war comes
news of freezing weather, which bids
fair to continue for some time. Tiie
temperature in Bast Prussia has fallen
to 13 degrees above zero. Thus far,
however, the cold weather d«es not ap
pear to have affected military activity.
; Ohio Honors Favorite Son on Anniver
sary of Birth and Carnation
Is Much in Evidence
Columbus, 0., Jan. 29.—0hi0 paid
tribute to-day to the memory of Wil
liam McKinley upon the occasion of
the anniversary of his birth. In the
cities especially Hie carnation, McKin
ley's favorite flower, was in evidence
almost everywhere.
At Canton the home of McKinley,
the day was observed with memorial
ceremonies, which included the decora
tion of the tomb of th* l martyred Pres
ident. As a further mark of respect,
both houses of the Ohio 'Legislature,
after adopting appropriate resolutions,
adjourned yesterday until Monday. The
annual McKinley Day banquet, attend
ed by many prominent Ohioans, was
held at Canton last night.
Air Brake Throws J. F. Keller From
Cabin Skylight
John F. Keillor, 1502 North Fifth
street, a freight conductor on the Penn
sylvania Kailroad, was injured esrlv
this morning when he was thrown from
a seat in the skylight af a cab to tho
floor (*f the by a sudden ai*plica
tion of air.
The accident happened at Quarry
ville"shortly after midnight and lie
was brought to the Ilarrisburg Hos
pital at 4.35 o'clock for treatment. Ho
suffered severe contusions of the back
and arms.
May Di < From Appendicitis
Physicians at the llarrisburg hos
pital entertain little hope for the re
covery of Purceil Lewis, colored, 630
Hriggs street, a be.lman at the Colum
bus hotel, who was operated on at that
institution for appendicitis almost im
mediately after his admission. His
condition at that time was found to be
very serious.
! Many Greek Towns Re
ported Destroyed by
the Sultan's Forces
Around Kars
I Reported That Many Men Among the
Greeks Were Made Prisoners and
That Some Were Killed—Cold
Weather Adds to Suffering
London, Jan. J!), 9..">3 A. M. A 'lis
patch to the Routers Telegram Company
from Till it-, the Russian t army head
quarters in Transcaucasia, says:
"Fifty Greek villages around . ars,
in Southern Transcaucasia, have b:eu
laid in ruins by the Turks. The flight
of the Greek inhabitants was precipi
tate and the women and children are
said to have suffered intensely from tlio
cold weather. It is reported that many
( of the men among the Greeks were
| made 'prisoners and that some wore
! killed."
Petrograd, Via London, .Tan. 20,
3.11 A. M.—Colonel Shumsky, the mili-
I t-ary critic of the ''Honrse Gazette"
in a study of the Carpathian situation
| presented to-day, declares that the An
; strians will deliver their main nUnc.k
on their extreme right wing in West
I Bukowina, where they hope to halt
Rumania. .
This view of the situation is support
fed bv the concentration in Southeastern
jHungary of Archduke Joseph's fourth
j'army and the German force of four
i corps.
Paris, Jan. 29, 2.25 P. M.—January
28 was a<l ay ot' comparative quiet
along the battle line in France, judg
ing from the official announcement
| given out by the French war office this
I afternoon. There were artillery engage
| ments, some of them fairly violent at
different places, and one or two infan
try encounters are mentioned. Appar-
J ently long sections of the line showed
: no activity whatever.
"The day of January 28 saw noth
! ing mow than local engagements whi •li
resulted favorably to us. In Belgium,
•in the vicinity of Nieuport, our iufau
» try secured a footing on Grande Dune,
a locality which was mentioned in the
; communication of January 17. A Ger
! man aeroplane was brought down by
our artillery fire.
"In the sections of Ypres, Lens and
Arras there were yesterday artillet J
engagements which "at tiinos became
fairly violent. Several infantry attacks
were undertaken, but at once driven
| back by our fire. In the sectors of Sols
sons, Craonne and Rheinis there is noth
ing to report. Between Rheims and the
Argonno yesterday saw artillery en
gagements but not of great intensity.
"It has been confirmed that the Ger
man attack repulsed by us the night ot
I January 27-28 at Fontaine Madame
j cost the Germans dear.
| "On the heights of the Mouse and
i in the Woevre yesterday was quiet. In
I the Vosges there were artillery engage-
I ments our cannon at several points
j silencing the fire of German batteries
| and machine gun detachments,
j "We have everywhere consolidated
| the positions occupied by us January
j Stock Declines to 44 1-1, Lowest Price
In History of Company
Hij Associated I'rt) vrt.
-Vow York, Jan. 29.—Shares of the
New York, Xew Haven and Hartford
railway fell to the lowest price in the
history of the company on the Stock
| Exchange this afternoon. They declin-
I ed to -14 1-4, as against the low price
lof 4d 5-8 during the company's
j troubles with the government author
j ities last year. The stock closed yostcr
| day at 53 1-2.
I Wall Street had no current explana
: tion to offer for the sudden break.
New York, Jan. -Prices receded
to the lowest of the day in the final
hour under heavy selling of Union Pa
cific and Reading. The close was weak.
Liquidation In United States Steel and
other active'issues, partly for foreign
account caused severe declines in to
day's stock market. Losses of 3 to j
points were numerous.