The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, February 16, 1915, Page 9, Image 10

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Spirited Debate as to
the Right of the
Auditor General to
Reduce the Amounts
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
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
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
Stein, Allegheny—Providing that
County Commissioners sJiaJl provide
places of detention for dependent and
neglected children separate from places
provided for incorrigible and delinquent
Aaron, Philadelphia Regulating
method of installments and' prohibiting
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Arfistie Printing at UUx-lndependent.
Operations in British
War Zone Waters
Looked for With In
terest in Berlin
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
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
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
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.
A, ~
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 '
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
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.
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
Fofelgn—Tamasevt ty Milan, Steve
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-
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
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.
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%
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
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
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
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.
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.