The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, February 16, 1915, Page 9, Image 10
MAMS PASSED IN USE Spirited Debate as to the Right of the Auditor General to Reduce the Amounts MEASURE NOW UP TO SENATE Appropriation of $83,.100 Is Asked for the Polyclinic Hospital of Harris burg, of Which $a«,500 Is Sought to Lift Mortgage An appropriation bill carrying $63,- 600 for the Polyclinic Hospital of Har riaburg was introduced in the House this morning by Representative Wild man. The bill calls for $25,000 for maintenance for two years and for SIO,OOO for an additional hospital building. To clear the mortage now against the building at Front and Har ris streets $26, is asked while $2,- 000 is sought for the installation of an elevator. There was a spirited l contest over the bill appropriating $46.080.50 to pay the bills of the newspapers carry ing the constitutional amendment ad vertisements in 1912, 1913 and 1914, which were cut down by Auditor Gen eral .Powell. Representative Wilson, of Philadelphia, in opposing the bill said that it was unfair to ask the Auditor General to pay bills rendered by some newspapers of small circulation that charged as much as papers of large cir culation. He cited bills of many news papers, showing disparity of bills ac cording to circulation. Mr. Wilson said, the bill as amended to make the Audi tor General pay the bills according to old established rates took away the power vested by lavw in the Auditor General. Representative Ldpschutz, of Phila delphia, raised the question of the con stitutionality of the bill as it made specific things mandatory on the Audi tor General. The point was over whelming voted' down. Representative Baldwin, of Dela ware. said the House had the right to direct any public officials as to what they are to do. Representative Hafogood, of Mc.Kean, erplained the bills oif small papers say ing that these newspapers use larger type and the space required is much larger. Representative Dell, of Hunt ingdon, a Democrat, caused a laugh when he asked for a list of papers whose bills had been cut and how they utoo-i politically. Passes by Vote of 123 to 60 The bill passed the House finally bv a vote of 123 to 60. The Auditor Gen eral is required to certify the back bills and the State Treasurer must pay within twenty days of passage of act. The bill now goes to the Senate. The resolution paased in the Senate last night requesting Congress of the Vnited States to repeal the present tar iff law was called up for concurrence 'by Representative Wilson, otf Philadel phia, and the House voted 154 to 37 for concurrence. The bill designating the mountain laurel as the floral emblem of the Com monwealth passed finally and goes to the Senate. The vote wae 166 to 11. Bars Drunkards From Marriage Repreesntative Lighner, of Butler, county, introduced a marriage license code which repeals fifteen existing laws and makes the effective the first of next year. I The bill requires that a license which must set forth that neither party is a drunkard, in sane, ha bitual criminal, epileptic or of unsound mind; that neither of. the parents of either party is any of the above; that neither party has tuberculosis in an advanced stage or any transmissible dis ease; that the male is "physically able" to support a family; the parties being required to produce certificates of freedom from disease. The State Department of Health is to name for each county an examiner to conduct examinations on applica tions, the fee to be $2.50. The depart ment is to provide each examiner with a laboratory and the examiner is to re ceive a yearly salary of Li censes are to cost $1 each and mar riages must be solemnized under them within sixty days. The bill provides penalties for any violations. Other Bills Introduced Other bills introduced were: Swan, Allegheny—Requiring all ve hicles to carry lights at night or during lieavy fog and persons in charge of herds of animals in highways must car ry lights. No vehicle can pass an overtaken street car on the side on which passengers are alighting or boarding unless 15 feet away from car. Hibshman. ljaneastor—Appropriating $6,000 to State College for experi mental sub-stations maintenance. Wobensmith, Philadelphia—Requir ing public printing,—state, county, mu iiicipal and school, —to be done within i the State. - . ® I Wobensmith, Philadelphia—Appro priating $334,800 to State Game Com- 1 mission for two years. Adams, Luzerne Appropriating! $835,000 for support off' National Guard and State Xaval Militia for, maintenance and deficiencies. Habgood, McKean—Providing for taxation of dogs and establishing of-! fice of Dog Tax Commissioner in cities,| boroughs and townships apd providing dog tax of oue dollar for males and j two dollar- for females. Maurer, Berks—Providing penalties for trespass upon posted lan las pri-j vate property. Oaks. Cambria —Requiring County i Commissioners and grand juries to vis-, it, to inspect t>chool houses of deten tion, homes, convents and asylums and authorizing courts to appoint commis sions of three to make special inveeti- ; gations and make public reports. Oaks, Cambria —Requiring light,; heat and power companies to furnish ; service upon petition of five property! owners over whese property the com-' pany has right of way. Stein, Allegheny—Regulating ap pointment of deputy sheriffs in Alle gheny county. Requiring approval of i '•ourts to appointments by sheriff and , fifing salary" of chief deputy $l5O per month and all other deputies slls per 1 month. Stein, Allegheny—Providing that County Commissioners sJiaJl provide places of detention for dependent and neglected children separate from places provided for incorrigible and delinquent children. Aaron, Philadelphia Regulating method of installments and' prohibiting waiver*. Bovee, Erie—Requiring extinction which prevents poor directors from pay ing more than $25 a month for an at torney. » Baldwin. Deleirare —Prohibiting any city, county or municipality from im posing tax "or license fee on insurance companies or agents licensed by In surance Commissioner. Reynolds, Philadelphia—Providinj method for private bank to eonven into State Bank. 'McConnell, Mercer —Excepting self propelled agricultural machinery from State vehicle license tax. Stein, Allegheny—Requiring that when a property shall be taken bv fore closure of mortgage a judicial sale for less than three-fourths of the value of the property, th? holder shall not be permitted to collect any further sum on account of the debt secured by mort gage without first crediting the orig inal debt with a sum equal to three fourths of the value of property taken. Stein, AMegheny—Permitting judges in juvenile court to' appoint physician at a salary of SI,BOO a year and two assistants ait $1,200 each to make men tal and physical examination of chil dren coming under jurisdiction of juve nile court. Brumbaugh, Blair—Providing close seasou for quail for three years. Graham, Philadelphia— Providing that re-elected judge to Superior Court shall retain position and ranlc as to priority of commission hedd at time of re-election. SPIRITED SENATE DEBATE ON MINE FOREMAN BILL The first tilt in the Senate in the present session over the consideration, of a bill came this morning on tihe Catlin bill requiring miners in the an thracite region who have served five years in the actual mining of coal be eligible to mine foreuianships with out s[>ecial examination. The bill was up on third reading and for final pass age and Thompson, of Beaver, moved that its further consideration be post poned for the present. Catlin strongly objected to this.and demanded that the bill be considered. On a viva voce vote Thompson's motion was appar ently agreed to, and the Chair so de cided, but immediately afterward, at Catlin's request, the Chair withdrew his decision and entertained a call for a icall of the roll. The aye and nay vote resulted in the adoption of the Thomp son motion to postpone by 24 to 15. The McXichol bill to take the police and firemen out of politics, shorn of its application to any municipality except first class cities, passed finally without opposition, and now goes to tie 'House. The House bill appropriating $538,- 000 to pay the expenses for the eradi cation of the foot and mouoh disease in this State passed finally and now goes to the Governor. Among the bills introduced in the Senate were the following: Buckman, Bucks —Prohibiting for eign born unnaturalized residents from fishing in any of the streams of this State at anv time under a penalty of S2O. McOonnell, Northumberland Pro viding for a fire protection tax and a special tax to pav lighting companies in townships of the second class; also empowering township commissioners to elect a township solicitor. Schantz, Lehigh—Repealing the Blue Laws of 1794 so far as relates to the sale or delivery of the necessaries of life on Sunday. After disposing of its calender, the Senate took a recess until 9.30 to night. THRESBERIJjJ SESSION Forty Counties Represented in Annual Convention Opened This After noon in Harrisburg Farmers from forty counties in the State gathered this afternoon at the Chestnut street auditorium for the open: ing session of the second annual con vention of the Pennsylvania Thresher men's and Farmers' Protective Asso ciation. More than a hundred had reg istered before the meeting was called to order at 2 o'clock. (Following selections by the Martin orchestra, the Parmer Cornstalk quar tet sang. The young men wore overalls and broad-rimmed stray hats and car ried with them impressions of a corn field on a hot afternoon. . J. A. Rose, chairman of the executive committee, gave a on "Whait Our Organization Has Done," and J. 18. Parker spoke on "What Organization Has I>one for the Threshermen of the TTnited States." President Hart, of Me ehaniosburg, was in the chair. The big meeting of the convention will be held at 8 o'clock to-night when addresses will be made by Mayor John K. Royal, "Farmer"' William T.Creasy, Congressman Arthur !R. Rupley and others. MOTOR DEALERS ORGANIZE Plan to Hold Auto Show at Kelker Street Hall March 13 At the organization of the Capital City Motor Dealers' Association at a meeting in Ihe Plaza hotel last night officers were elected a« follows: George Dechant, of the Case Thresh ing Company, president; E. W. Shank, local Maxwell representative, vice president, anil R. C. Barrett, of the East End Auto Company, secretary treasurer., Th# following executive com mittee was elected: E. L Leinbaeh, City Auto Supply Company; P. D. Dris coll, Ford; David Ream, Mitchell; E. C. Ensminger, Hupmobile and Lewis, and W. H. Nicolai, representative for Hot tenstein and Zeck. An automobile show will be held, it was decided, on March 13 to 20 at the Kelker street hall, when the following dealers will be represented: E. C. Ensminger, Lewis, Hupmobile; East End Auto Company, Sturfebaker, Olds mobile; Monn Brothers, Metz; W. P. Keister, King; E. W. Shank, Maxwell; Bentr-Landis, Jeffrey, Pullman, Vim; P. H. Keboch, Jackson; David Ream, Mitchell; Case Threshing Company, Case car; J. A. Gilmore, Kissel Kar; H. A. Fishburn, Empire, Vulcan; Rob erts and Hain, Hayn'es; Paul D. Mess ner, Stanley; P. D. Driscoll, Ford; Hot tenstein and Zeck, Buick and Chevro let; Conover and Mehring, Detroiter; E. L. Leincash, City Auto Supply Com pany, supplies. The Harrisburg Polyclinic Dispensary will be open daily except Sunday at 3 p. m., at its new location, Front'and Harris streets, for the free treatment of the worthy poor. HARRISBURG STAB-INDEPENDENT, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 16, 1915. INJURED CHIEF FICIIS BERGNER BUILDIHC BLAZE Cradutl #rm Flrat Pag*. blaze to-day. Halbert ie employed in the store of William S. Tunij, on the Third street side of the Bergner Build ing. Tie had no more than gotten to the Tunis store this morning when he heard shouts of "fire" coming from the shoe store. The Tunis and Walkover stores run together at the rear, only a thin partition separating them. Halbert Calls Engines Halbert beard his name called and, directing one of the store employes to teleiphong for the Friendship fire ap paratus, he ran to the fire and a minute later directed the policeman on fixed post at Third and Market streets to send in the alarm from box No. 4, on the corner. Halbert, with one eye bandaged, the other swollen badly, and barely able to see. directed the efforts of the firemen until Fire Chief Kindler arrived. iHal bert then took charge of the crew which was fighting in the hallway in the second floor of the building, while Chief Kindler directed the fire-fighters from the street. The blaze is believed to have started from crossed wires and when first no ticed by William Orner. manager pf the shoe store, was burning in the exil ing at the northwest corner ofthe store room back of a row of shelves contain ing shoes. The corner was burning briskly when the firemen arrived. Chemical streams were used and the blaze was soon driven back, but it spread between the ceiling and the con crete second floor fhrough the flue which contained the electric wires for the building. This made it a difficult problem for the firemen, who were forced to dig through the concrete. It was not until noon, after the firemen 'had been in service for an hour and a half, that the blaze was conquered. The flue served as a means of spreading the fjro is in the the smoke was kept out of the various rooms in the upper floors. The fire did not spread to the other store rooms in the building and damage chem icals and water was slight in those stores. Trolley Service Crippled There was room for only a few of the-firemen to work at a time and many of them turned their attention to sav ing stock. Many pairs of shoes were taken out of reach of the water and chemicals. Trolley service on manv lines was In terfered with during .the blaze. Almost all city lines entering the business cen ter of the city run on Market street and it was, therefore, necessary to readjust routes to get the cars into Market square without encountering hose lines. The fire, being in the heart of the busi ness district, attracted a big crowd of sightseers. MAN ACCUSED OF SLAYING BOARDER STILL A FUGiTIVE Coßtlnord/ Krom Fir»« Pas*. the woman's assistance, but Coute rushed out the back door, making his escape through an alley that leads from Oherry street- to Chestnut street. On the arrival of the police both victims were found lying in pools of blood. They wrrj rushed to the Har risburg hospital, where Polmueh died a few miautes later. Mrs. Lauda was la ter taken back to her home. After news of the murder reached police headq'iartcrs telephone communi cations were at once sent to many large towns and cities throughout the State, especially towns along the rail roads leading out of the city. Photo graphs, with an accurate description of Confce. were mailed this morning to po lice in many places. It is- thought that Conte came to this city from York, as a number of letters were found addressed to him at 434 Susquehanna street, that city. According to the police, Conte had been out of work for some time. How ever, yesterday he obtained a job on the improvements not^being made by the Cumberland Valley Railroad Com pany- at the foot of Mulbetry street. He "only worked there two hours, how evjr, Conte is described as about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing from 140 to 145 pounds. He had a black mus tache. When last seeu he wore a black coat, brown trousers and a cap. PULLS TRAIN OF 113 I ARS ingine Used for Test Work May Be Adopted by P. R. R. • While the Pennsylvania Railroad Company i 3 opposing the full crew bill now pending before the State tnre anil employes are demanding short er trains and less hours, officials are still at work making tests with heavy trains and new types of engines. Yes terday one of the heaviest trains ever pulled by one locomotive was hauled 'between Altoona and this city. The train was made up of 113 steel coal ears, with an adjusted capacity of 13,500 tons. It was pulled by eng'.ne I'Xo. 13317-b-I-S type, which was re | cently built by the company for heavy ! service. The trip was rtiade iu fifteen ! hours and was considered successful. I This morning the engine returned to Altoona with 120 empty steel ears. Should this engine prove satisfactory it is believed that its type may be adopted for heavy pulling, although company officials decline to state what future action will be taken. Kaufman Obtains Lease David Kaufman, proprietor of the j Kaufman Underselling Store, has ob tained a long term lease to the proper ty in which S. S. Pomeroy's grocery store was located prior to the fire at 8 South Market sqvare, and contracts will soon be let for the erection of 'buildings at Xos. 6 and 8, which, to gether with the building at No. 4, which is to be remodeled, will accom modate the Kaufman stores. Woman Suffrage In New Jersey Trenton, X. .1., Feb. 16.—The Ben ate to-day passed the woman suffrage amendment to the State constitution, 17 to 4. The House passed the resolu tion two weeks ago and both bouses having acted favorably on the resolu tion last year, the question will be sub mitted to the voters for acceptance or rejection in September next. 4 Will Attend Sunday Sermon Isaiah 'Reese and William H. Bick ley, foremen of No. 1 and Xo. 2 round houses. respectively, of the Pennsylva nia railroad, along with A. W. Sites, yardmaster of the East Harrisourg yards, will leave to-morrow for Phila delphia to 'bear one of "Billy" Sun .dav's sermons. v j Arfistie Printing at UUx-lndependent. ■raiii HIIKHIEII Operations in British War Zone Waters Looked for With In terest in Berlin NEUTRAL SHIPS TIMELY WARNED German Newspapers Declares Their De- struction Is "Fairly Certain," But Declares They Have Had a Proper Notification of Con sequences Berlin, Feb. 16, By Wireless to Say ville.—The commencement of opera tions in the water* designated by the German government as a war zone is awaited here with the greatest eager ness, AS well as with much curiosity. It appears likely, however, that it will be some days after February 18, before eny news is received. Indeed, the "GeT mauia'' in an article which is reprint ed by the "Nord Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung,'' says it may be ten or fifteen days before the public is informed on the subject. It warned its readers not to place credence in ruinora, but rather to wait for official reports, whieh will be based on reports from commanders of submarines. , Neutrals to Be Destroyed The "Germania" considers the pos sibility that neutral ships will be de stroyed as "fairly certain" but de clares that they have iiad a proper warning. There are no indications as to the tone of the German note in reply to the American representations, which mav be delivered to-day. ■ The newspapers give much space to the German victory in East Prussia, whose most pleasing feature, from the Berlin viewpoint is that it virtually clears the province of hostile forces. 27 Ships Due in War Zone Xew York, Feb. 16.—0f the steam- I ships clearing from New York within j the pust two weeks, martime records I show to-dav that twenty-seven are due I to be within the war /ope declared by Germany around Great Britain on ami | after February 18, the day set to estab lish the zone. Four ships of this fleet ' are American owned and fly the Ameri can flag and five of the steamers carry passengers. The four American ships are the Surnga which sailed for Gothenburg, February 4, the Cushing which sailed for Copenhagen, February 6, the Kan fan, which sailed for London on the i Bth and the Philadelphia of the Ameri j can line, a passenger ' carrying ship, ! which sailed last Saturday for Liver pool. Vessels Carry Much Freight The four other vessels carrying pas sengers arc the Adriatic, (British), ot' the White SVar Line, which should reach Liverpool late on the morning of the 19th; the Norwegian steamer Berg ensfjord, bound for Bergen; the Cun arder Orduna, (British), due at Liver •pool February 25, and the French liner Niagara, which sailed last Satur day for Liverpool. All the vessels were heavily laden with freight. The Philadelphia carried 250 passengers, the Adriatic 40 and the other liners had fewer passengers abroad. Relics of Old Persia Shuster, the old capital of Persia, is one of Iran's wonder cities. In the dawn of Persian civilization it took a leading party On the bank of the only navigable river the country can boast the city gets its name from the famous ruler. Shapur, who built great irrigat ing dams and a noble bridge across the Kurun, now wrougly credited to the Emperor Valerian. Sixteen hundred years have left the great brid'ge. a quarter of a mile in length, with yawn ing gaps, but the water of the river runs to-day through the channels and tunnels made to fertilize a land that had not yet been overrun by the Arabic barbarians who destroyed the culture of Persia. —London Mail. "I'm not nt home to that gentleman, Jane." declared the belle. "You haven't seen his card yet," protested mother. "Yoj don't know who it is." "True, but it isn't the machine lam waiting for. I can tell by the honk."— Louisville Courier-Journal. AND HEIS fl REfIL F[GfITER A, ~ \\**TME SMALUST RECTtUIT // VJH GERMANY "ON QUAtD^y CAPITOL HILL TO CONFER ON LEGISLATION Governor Brumbaugh and Legislative Committee Will Meet To-night to Outline Plans A conference will be held this even ing at the Executive Mansion between Governor Brumbaugh and the Legisla tive Committee created to look after the legislation embodied in the Gover nor's personal platform, including bills relating to child labor, workmen 'a.com pensation and road matters. It was expected that woman suffrage would be taken up in the conference, but it has been decided not to take any action on that matter until after the re cess which will begin this week. It said that there will be no nominations for any offices sent to the Senate this week by the Goverijpr, but it is possible that Attorney General Brown may sug gest the names of deputies to fill the places made vacant by the resignations of Deputies Wolf and Cunningham and that these will be apipointeS by the Gov ernor. Wholesale Robbery * John R. Ball, the legislative cor respondent of the Pittsburgh "Post," was given a surprise party while homo last Friday. With Mrs. Ball he at tended a dinner, leaving their apart ments seemingly secure. When they turned they discovered that a burglar had preceded them and haji gotten away with Mrs. Ball's wardrolbe to the ex tent of over S2OO worth. Mr. Ball par ticipated in a shopping toirr of the department store districts on Saturday. Public Service Commission t The Public Service Commission met th'is morning began consideration of a number of complaints in the •west ern part of the State. The consideration of applications for charters and the ap proval of contracts will occupy the at tention of the Commission to-morrow and Thursday. Commissioner Missing dames W. King, a Philadelphia at torney, who is a member of the Penn sylvania Commission to the Panama-Pa cific Exposition, and made the sddbress on the dedication of the State building, has been missing from his home since January 9. Mr. King was in Washing ton on that date with a friend and dis appeared from his hotel shortly after midnight and cannot be found. FMnan cial worry is supposed to have distract ed him. Mr. McAfee Looks in Former Secretary of the Common wealth McAfee came over from Pitts burgh this week to look over the legis lature, his first appearance since he re tired from office. He was accompanied by Max Leslie, the Allegheny Republi can leader. Formet Senator Godcharles, of North umberland, who is said to be looking for a State Water Commisßiionership, was also a visitor to-day and cailed on Governor Brumbaugh. Complaint Piled The Yough ©and and Stone Company, with an operating plant at Friend Sta tion on the ConuelisviUe and Sitate Line raiilway, has filed with the Public Serv ice Commission a complaint against the Connellsville and State Line, Western Maryland, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie, Baltimore and Ohio and the Pennsylva nia, alleging discrimination in the transportation rates in favor of com petitors at Inhibar of from 20 to 30 cents a ton, depending upon the equip ment in which the said is loaded. Charles K. Robinson, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, has filed a com plaint against the Central District Tele phone Company, alleging that its rates are unreasonable, unfair, discriminatory and excessive. The Gettysburg Book Colonel Lewis E. Beitler, Secretary of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Bat tle of Gettysburg Commission, litis re ceived so many requests for the book he compiles giving a history of the great reunion in July, 1913, that he has been compelled to issue a circular letter stating that the original edition has been exhausted. Colonel Beitler States that a bill is now pending in the Legislature providing for the printing of 25,000 more copies for gratuitous distribution, of which Governor Brum baugh will get 500: the commission, 1,500; schools and ators, 6,000; and Representatives, 12,000. Old soldiers and their descend ants, and others, who desire a copy of the famous took, should write their Senator and Representative expressing such desire. Rails for Fulton If the Public Service Commission this week approves the application for a charter to the Fort Loudon Electric IJailway Company, Fulton county will have the first rails laid within its lim its. At present the county has neither steam nor trolley lines. The new road will run from McConnellsburg to Fort Loudon and will there connect with the trolley to Chambersburg, a part of the Valley traction system. I.KTTER I, IST Ladies' List—Mrs. Carrie Abars, Miss Mary Barton. Mrs. W. U Rassler, Mrs. lames Bonner, Miss Beuia Cameron, Miss Anna L» Clabaugh. Mrs. G. H. Clay. Miss S. Ccoper. Mrs. Wm. Dapp. Miss Ruth Evans, Hazel L. Garland, Miss Ethel A. Gllliss, Miss Marie Hay die, Miss Grace PefTer Hill. Miss Mary E. Holmes. Miss Lilia Kunkel, Mrs. James H. Landls. Miss Minnie Mrs. Annie S. Mauck, Mrs. Hetty Mc- Clure. Martha McKinley (DL«), Mrs. Geo. Miller (DL), Miss Miriam Ogelb.v, Miss Martha Parmer, Mrs. Abe Shapalro, Mrs. Clara Stephenson. Carrie Walaee, Miss Minnie Weand, Miss Bertha M. Wise. Eva A. Wyckoff, Mrs. John W. Yeardadt. ' Gentlemen's List—J. W. Barnes. J. R. Bishop, E. L. Clemmer, J. B. Connell, James H. Cook, C. H. M. Cornman. I>avld F. Davis, H. E DeMutli, Bob Dieter, Hon. H. Dorsen, George W. Dun kit, H. A. Emerlck, M. S. Endress, C. W. Gelger, H. Winsole Hale. E. K. Ha becker (DL). Mr. Ella Jlnklns, Clifford Johnson, Harry F. Johnson, Thos. F. Lukens, L> R. Mann, Charlie Martin, Fekan Mlkios, Clarence Mowery (DL.), Rafaelle Murroni (DL.), Jack O'Conor, R. E. Orth, Emerson D. Owen, B. A. Reld. C. B. Roth. J. R. Rothmell (DL), Anton Sarkary, Geo. Sohlegel, John E. Sh&dgi, Morris E. Shoop, Geo. W. Snave lv, Mr. and Mrs. Carol Snyder. Harry Streeter, Robert Swartz, Danle Thomas, Mr. Toland, Jack Trout, Frederick Wag ner, D. I. Wance. Firms—Fern Bigelow & Mehan, Inter- Urban Realty Co.. Item, Killbourrt Knit ting Co., Pastor First Congregational Church, Pastor Second Congregational Church, Pioneers' Club, Song Doctors, Swigart Hershberger Ins. Agency, Three Aruands. Fofelgn—Tamasevt ty Milan, Steve Vassi. STAB-INDEPENDENT WANT ADS. BBINO RESULTS. MEMBERS OF THE BAR MAKE MERRY AT ANNUAL DINNER Songs and Pictures Add to the Fun at Seventeenth Banquet—Flowers Sent to James M. Lamberton and. to David F. Young, Librarian ) The seventy or more lawyers of the Dau'phin County ißar Association while making merry at theirAeventeenth an nual banquet in the Mlarrisburg Cluib last evening, paid a tribhte to t'hose at torneys woli were physically -unable to attend the social event. They also ex pressed their regard for the popular law librarian, David ; F. Young. The lawyers know Young bettor as "Davey" and to ihiin they dedicated a little song entitled "The Man Behind t«he Bench.' This the lawyers and judges sang to the tune of "Y'ou're a Friend of 'Mine." It runs something like this: 'Hello Davey, you're the Judges' friend, Hello Davey, to you they always ibend, With you're 'head chuck full of prece- dents And cases ruling all events, , llello Davey, stay behind the bench As a part of the entertainment of the evening stereoptivon views of Judges Kunkel and McCarrell and Davey Y'oung were thrown* on t'he screen and accom panying each was a bit of verse. Kach picture was greeted with loud cheering. When Judge Kunkel's por trait bus displayed the lawyers joined in singing the jurist's favorite song, "Eyes of Blue." Judge iMcCarreTl's favorite selection, "Marching Through Georgia,'' was sung as his picture was thrown upon the s.'reen. The bar's greeting was extended to James 'M. l«anvberton, one of its mem bers, whose illness did not permit his attending the banquet. To him and to the law librarian was sent a beautiful 'bouquet of »roses. The lawyers had a splendid time singing, dancing and engaging in round table discussions. Music was furnished by a colored sextet. Those attending the banquet were: Judge George Kunkel, Judge 8. J. IM. McCarrell, J. 11. Sboipp Benjamin M. Mead M. W. Jan-oba Sr., John E. Fox, S. S. Bowman, >H. L. Lark, D. S. Seitz, Prank B. Widkersham, Aaron E. Brandt, R. Sherman Care, Phil S. Mover, Wil liam 11. Earnest, C. IH. Hollimger, Ar thur H. (Hull, Victor J. BTaddock, John B. Patrick, J. H. Musser, Ouy iH. Da vies, John T. Olmsted, Maurice IR. Metz ger, Harvey E. Knupp, Col. Fred iM. Ott, John C. Nissley, Rotbert T. Fox, W. S. Snyder, George L. Reed, Elmer W. Bhler, W. H. Musser, Horace A. Segeltoaiim, William !M, 'Hain, Elmer E. Erb, Paul J. Smith, W. K. Beyers, F. J. Sic ha finer, William B. Boyd, William M. Hargest, E. !M. Hershey, Harry >l. Bret/., Marry L. Dress, Edward F. Doehne, Frank P. 'Snodgrass, Benjamin P. t'mlberger, Ralph E. Steever, Mic'hael E. Stroup, P. T. Meredith, E. E. Beitlle xnan, A. Carson Stamm, John T. Brady, Charles C. Stroh, Thomas S. IHargest-, John A. Herman, Casper Dull, Lewis M. Neiffer, James G. Hatz, *M. W. Jacobs, Jr., Oscar G. Wickersham, 9. S. Rupp, H. M. Bingaman, B. Frank Nead, Scot S. Leiby. Prank J. Roth, Prank E. Zeigler, Job J. Conklin, Charles IH. Bergner, John R. Geyer and John Fox Weiss. FINANCE PRONOUNCED CHANCES IN THE SPECIALTIES TO-DAY Pittsburgh Coal Preferred Advances Three Points, While Mexican Petrol eum Gains Almost Two—Heavy Buying of Pennsy Bonds New York, Feb. IG.—The only pro nounced changes in the early stages of to-day's stock market were in the spe cialties, Pittsburgh Coal preferred ad vancing 3 points, while Mexican Pe troleum lost an additional 2 points. .Leading issues were mostly lower, the Harrimans, Reading, New York Central, United States Steel and Capper reced ing fractionally. There was further selling of bonds for future delivery, in dicating a recurrence of foreign liquida tion. Important stocks showed more steadiness at the end of the half hour. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE QUOTATIONS. Furnished by R W. Suavely, Broker. Arcade Building, Walnut and Court Streets / New York, Feb. 16. Open. Close. Alaska Gold Mines 29 28% Amal Copper 53 5 ,\ 53% Amer Beet Sugar .... 39% 40 American Can 28 28 Am Cotton Oil 46 45%! A mer I.oco' 21«/. 21% Amer Smelting 65% 64% American Sugar '. 102 102% Amer Tel and Tel .... 120 120 Anaconda 27 27 Atchison 94% 9 4 >/a Baltimore and Ohio .. . 68'/;, 68% Bethlehem Steel 55% 56% Brooklyn K T 86% 86% California Petroleum .. 19% 18% Canadian 'Pacific 158 157% Central leather 35'/. 35% Chesapeake aud Ohio .. 41% 41% Chi, Mil and St Paul 86 86 Col Fuel and Iron .... 26 25% Consol Gas 118% 118% Erie 27% 27% General Electric Co .. . 141% 141% Great Nor' pfd 114% 115 Great N"or Ore subs .. 31% 31% Interboro Met pfd .... 57% 57% Lehigh Valley 132% 133 Louisville and Nash 116 115% Mex 'Petroleum ...... 72 70 (Missouri Pacific 11 10% National Lead 50 49% New York Cen 84 84% Norfolk and Western .. 100% 100% Northern Pacific 103 102% Pennsylvania R. R. ... 105 104% Pirrstwirgh Oal 21 20% do pfd 96% 96 'Press Steel Car ~ 30 29% Ray Con. Copper 17 17 Reading 143% 143% Repub. Iron and Steel . - 20 20 Southern Pacific 84% 84 Southern Ry 15% 15% do pfd 50 50 Tennessee Copper 29% 29% Texas Company 32 30 Union Pacific 119% 119 U. S. RuM)er . . < 56 55% U. S. Steel 43% 43% do pfd 104% 104% Utah Copper • 52% 52% W. U. Telegraph 67% 67% Weatinghouse Mfg .... 70% 69% 9 MAYOR OUTLINES CITY WORK FOR THE UNEMPLOYED Cnttiart From First Pi«» Ihh Republican colleagues are" really eager to find work for tie un employ ell ■ they could get bids on authorized work aud immediately award contracts with the understanding that the work .be be gun at once. The letter waisjjparked and filed. To Avoid Contract Imputes V. A plan to avoid the ' , city and the. contractor o\>*r the build'- f ing of the intercepting sewer protective wall is contained in an agreement which the City Commissioners to-day author ized the Board of Public Works to en ter with Stacker Brothel's Construction Company. Under this agreement, the city at once will pay to the contractor $15,000 of the $20,K64.90 due on the completed work in addition to $1,900 representing extra work not provided for in the original contract. In consideration of that, the contractor agrees to accept all future estimates orf the city's engineers as to the value of extra work done mil to complete the unfinished work 011 the protective wall 011 or before July 1, next ensuing. The unfinished work on the retaining wall includes the building of five sec tions of steps at Market street and the construction of the walk from Market street north. This will cost about $15,- 000. The $20,864.90 which has not yet been paid the contractor represents a trifli*iHore than fifteen per cent, of the work completed by the contractor. Ordinarily it would have been retained by the city until the job is completed. The agreement to submit to the en gineers' estimates is an assurance that the city will not be prosecuted because of any disputedi claims. Coal Wharf Bill Amended The ordinance giving the IHarriffburg Light anil Power Company iwmission to bu.ild a coal wharf on the Hargest Island was amended as proposed by Commissioner Bowman and was passed on second reading. When it is called up for final consideration »one week from to-day the City Planning Commission ers and representatives of the light com pany will (be asked toy the City Com missioners to noint out what good and 'bad features toere may be in the bill. The (Planning Commission sent a let ter to the Commissioners to-day point ing out three reasons why they bedieve the ordinance should not be passed. Briefly the Commission holds that the ordinance will not entirely abolish the uMartket street wharf that the city's inland is not the preferable and logical location for the wharf and that a bad precedent would be established to lease the city's 'property to a private corpora tion. Without offering a reason Commis sioner Lynch had postponed the ordi nance which provides for the opening of Walnut street, over the (Pennsylvania railroad, from Cowden to Tenth streets. This measure, it is said, is preliminary to the building of a Walnut street bridge to give the Allison Hill residents an other outlet. "Quiet Zone" Approved The (Mayor s ordinance establishing "quiet zones" around hospitals wad ■passed finally. Nine water mains in as many street sections are proposed in an ordinance offered by Commissioner Bowman as follows: Wiconisco street, 'Front to Jefferson; Penn, Emerald to Seneca; Prune, Kittatinny to Swatara; iMonroe, Calder to Verbeke; Thirteenth, Herr to Cumberland; Paxton, Rollerston to Nineteenth; Mulberry, Eighteenth to Twentdefh; Yale, Eaigene to Mail berry Green, Woodbine to Seneca. An ordinance providing for the open ing of Carlisle street from Holly to Berry was offered by Lynch who also put in these sower measures; Derry street, Eighteenth to Carlisle, and in Carlisle street, Derry to a point 102 feet south of Holly street. Contractors desiring to be considered •when offering proposals in competitive Jjidding for city jobs hereafter will be required to file a certified check for ten per cent, of the amount of their bid, according to a Lynch resolution adopted ■by the Commissioners. Italians Want Assurances Milan, via Paris, Feb. 16, 5.55 A. M. —Tlje Italian government, as the re sult of reports that Austria was about to invade Rumania says the "Cor riere Delia Saer," has asked the gov ernments at Vienna and Berlin to give assurances that no attack will be made on Rumania. African Rebellion Leader on Trial Bloomfontein, via London, Feb. 16, 8.U2 A. M.—The trial of General Chris tian Dei Wet and other leaders of the Soutfli African rebellion against Great Britain who are charged with high trea son, began here to-day. Aristocrats Killed by Bomb Berlin, by Wireless to London, Feb. 16. 9.45 A. M.—Two members of Sofia's aristocracy are reported to have teen killed and ten oflhers injured when a bomb was exploded last night at a masked ball. Albanian Raiders Driven Back Paris, Fob. 16, 4.45 A. M. —A Nieh dispatch to the Havas agency says: "The Albanian raiders have boon rout ed and: driven tack across the Sorvian frontier. British Cruiser at Montevideo •Montevideo, Feb. 16. —-*£he British cruiser C'arnavon, one of the warahi|m which took part in the naval .battle off the Falkland islands in December, ar rived here to-day. Bishop at St. Augustine's Bishop Darlington will pay his an nual visit to-morrow night, Ash Wednes day, to St. Augustine's (Episcopal church, Thirteenth and Herr istreets, to administer the rite of confirmation, an impressive ceremony. East Buffalo Stock Yards Closed Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 16.—The stock yards at East Buffalo will close this afternoon under Sitate and federal or ders because of the reappearance of foot and mouth disease. X Saskatchewan Negotiates Loan Regina, Sask., Fctb. 16.—The Sas katchewan government to-day accepted arrangements in New York for a $2,- 500,000 loan for three years at five per cent., the net cost to Saskatchewan be ing 5 3-4 per cent. Carrier Pigeons Pigeons were employed in early Egyptian days, navigators taking them on their galleys and liberating them when they arrived at their destination in order to announce their saife arrival to their friends. The Romans utilized them in communicating with each other iu war time.