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Kaiser, Back From
Eastern Battle Front,
Says Czar's Forces
Are Badly Beaten
Official Report at Berlin Says 64,000
Russians Have Been Taken Pris
oners Thus Far By the Germans in
By Associated Press.
Berlin. Feb. IS, via London, 6.59 A.
M.—The president of the province or
East Prussia at Konigsberg has receiv
ed the following telegram from Emperor
William, who has been on the eastern
"The Russians are completely beat
en. Our beloved East Prussia is free
from the enemy."
Berlin, Feb. 18, via London, 3.21 P.
31.—The official report on the progress
of the fighting given out in Berlin to
day says that the Russians taken pris
oners by the Germans in East Prussia
now amount to 64,000 men.
Berlin, Feb. 18, toy Wireless to Sav
ville.—The German army headquarters
to-day issued the following statement:
"Engagements near Ploek and Ra
rionz have been decided in favor of the
Germans. In these encounters we have
Jaken up to the present 3,000 pris
"The results obtained near the East
Prussian frontier are increasing in our
favor. So far we have taken 64,000
prisoners, 71 guns, more than 100 ma
chine guns, three hospital trains, air
craft, 150 cars filled with ammunition,
searchlights, countless cars filled with
goods and horses. A further increase
of booty can be expected."
Hogs Had Cholera, Farmer Hangs Self
.By Associated Press.
SunburV, Feb. 18. —Htary Wolf®, a
■wealthy farmer of M&ndata, near here,
discovering as he was about to butcher
them that four of his hogs had cholera,
took a rope, want to his barn and com
fcIRLS ENTERTAIN AT CHURCH
Club Gives Musical Program at Calvary
The Girls' Club, the youngest organ
ization in Calvary Presbyterian church,
under the charge of the pastor's wife.
IMrs. Frank P. MacKenzie. gave an en
tertainment to the congregation and
Their friends on Tuesday evening. It
consisted of readings, vocal and ins'ru
miental solos and duets. At its conclu
sion all present were invited to t.he
where refreshments were
The girls were dressed in white with
head dress of red paper hats and red
hearts pinned on the left breasts. Dec
orations of the church and basement
were also in red hearts. The following
is a list of club members taking part
in the entertainment.
Mrs. F. O. MacKenzie, president;
Mabel Stambaugto, Alma Yost, Bernve
Stambaugh, Katherine Wagoner, Kath-j
erine Isenberger, Abigal Aletz, Alice I
Downey, 'Henrietta Waitte, Gladys
Waitte. Mary Hummel. Grace Smith.
Ada 'Hippensteel, Helen Critchley, J
KJoldie Rickert, Esther Conrod. Edna
Mutzabangh, Esther Hocker, (Henrietta j
Shields. Ruth Crook, Christine Smith, i
sSarah Crown. Harriet Cadwell, Jessie i
Cadwell, Louise Cadwell. Emma Reel,!
Gean Sheelev. Margaret Roberts. Viola |
Shaw, Mary Groff. 'Helen (Lewman. !
BISHOP CONFIRMS CLASS
Rite Administered Last Night at St. !
Following his return from Philadel
phia, Bishop -lamps Henry Darlington,
of the Harrisburg diocese of the Epis
copal Church, administered the rite of
confirmation to a large number in St.
Augustine's Episcopal church last night.
The class presented was the largest in
tho history of the church. J. P. Brassel-1
mann acted as the bishop's chaplain. |
Biship Darlington was assisted through
out the services by the Rev. Dr. Leroy |
Haker. general missionarvtof the Har- j
TjPants to Pay Back Poll Tax
Auflitor General Powell to-day re
ceive-! a letter from a man in Montoir
Falls, X. Y., stating that he moved
awav from East on. Pa., eight years ago
w thout paving his poll tax, ami that he
now wishes to square himself witb his
conscience and the commonwealth. He
asked the Auditor General to "figure'
up what my tax amounts to up to date,
with interest, and send me a state
ment. was advised to write to the
city treasurer in Easton.
Seized With Heart Trouble
G. W. Dawson, a clerk in the House
of Representatives during the legisla
tive sessions, was admitted to the 'Hart
man hospital this morning suffering
from an attack of heart trouble. His i
condition is not considered serious. Mr.
Dawson resides at 257 For»ter street. !
Hundred Voices to Sing
About a hundred members of tihe j
Stough choir will sing 'his evening at i
the Church of the Brethren, on Hummel i
street, where revival services are being I
conducted'by the Rev. W. A. Conner, of
Harrisonburg, Va. I
N HARKISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 18, 1915.
IN FULL CREW LAW FIGHT
Officials Issue Statement In Answer to
Charge That They Are Using Un
fair Methods in Effort to Influence
, Legislation in State
Denial was made yesterday by the
executive committee ot' the railroads
that are seeking repeal of the full crew
laws in this State and New Jersey of
the trut'h of charges made in this city
that the railroads were maintaining a
lobby in the Legislature to influence fa
The statement is signed by Samuel
Rea, president of the Pennsylvania rail
road: Theodore Voorhees, president of
the Philadelphia and Reading railway;
Daniel Willard, president of the Bal
timore and Ohio railroad, and R. L.
O'Dounel, chairmhn of the executive
ccmmittee of the roads which have
joined in the campaign for a repeal of
the laws referred to.
The charge of unfairness on. the
part of the railroads in their methods
of seeking to obtain the repeal of the
full crew law is alleged to have been
made by some of the representatives of
railroa'f employes' organizations.
The railroad officials' statement fol
"Information received from Harris
burg indicates that certain underhand
and wrong methods are being pursue*!
to prevent repeal of the full crew law.
The railron/ds are not responsible. They
will stoop to no such measures. Their
case has been taken directly to the
court of public opinion, and all the
facts, all the exhibits, all the argu
ments will be in the open.
'"The railroads challenge proof of
any lobby of the kind that the .public
understands by that word. There is
none, nor will there be any. With that
statement, we also assert the inalien
able right of any and every citizen t»
talk with and write to his elected repre
sentatives, ami to imprests upon them in
every honest way his views, whatever
they are. It is the privilege of every
railroad employe to do this. The rail
roads have no objection.
"There is no thought to coerce
trainmen or other railroad employe?
into support of the movement fer re
peal of the full crew laws. We se'.za
this opportunity to ask for proof that
coercive or improper methods have
been taken by any railroad officer. Let
us have it, aud the man or men guilty,
no matter what their position* in the
service, will be disciplined.
"The railroads are taking the full
crew law to the people. The Brother
hood of Railroad Trainmen make spe
cific protest against such appeal to tho
court of public opinion. They did this
in the statement issued February 11.
"Charging the railroads with having
undertaken to lobby through repeal of
the full crew law. the trainmen's or
ganization evidently desires to confine
the issue within the walls of the State
Capitol. Speaking of the railroad an
nouncement. tbev say:
" ' Briefly stated, their announce
ment declares they intend to present
the question of the repeal of the fall
crew laws to the public, but why is left
to conjecture. The power to repeal the
laws is vested in the Legislature. The
Senators and Representatives in the
General Assembly are chosen by the
people to perform such service,
Constitution of the Commonwealth W
K'kares that the legislative power of tbis
Commonwealth shall be vested in a
General Assembly, which Whnll consist
of a Senate and House of Representa
"All of that is true. What the rail
roads seek is to let the people knew the
effect of the full crew laws. Then ai
citizens the people can inform their
elected representatives what they want
done. The trainmen's organization
evidently fears the consensus of in
formed public opinion. The statement
'* 'For these reasons it is not fair
either to the General Assembly or the
railroad trainmen that this immense
lobby is addressing itself to the public
rather than to the legislature.'
"As to that, the railroads are per-!
fectlv willing to let the people—men
and women of the State—determine." !
TO GIVE AWAY A TON OF FISH
Russ & Windsor Will Distribute Food
to the Poor To-morrow
Russ & Windsor announced this aft
ernoon »that they will distribute one
ton of fish among the worthy poor in
front of their place of business in
Market square to-morrow morning, be
ginning at 8 o'clock.
Police Captain Thompson will have j
a squad of bluecoats on hand to pre- j
vent "panhandlers" or disturbers
from getting in line. The fish will be ■
haddock and will be received fresh in |
this -city to-morro'v.
RUNNING DOWN BAD INDIAN j
Posse After Redskin Wanted on
Charge of Murder
By AssotHatcd Press,
Denver, Col., Feb. IS.—Advices)
from Cortez. Col., early to-day stated
that the posse of 2j4> men who left
there yesterday for Bluff. Utah, to at- !
tempt of Tse-Ne-Gnt, a •
Piute Indian, wanted by the Federal |
authorities of this city" on the charge I
of murdering a herder near Cortez last !
March, spent the night in McElmo can- j
yon, twenty miles west of here. An ;
effort will be made to reach Grayson, ■
Utah, about forty miles west of Me- 1
Elmo canyon, to-night, where the party j
expects to meet a Utah posse under'
United States Marshal Nebeker, of i
Salt Lake City.
Under the leadership of "Old Polk," i
father of the Indian whose capture is ■
sought, a baud of fifty or -,iore armed
Piutes are reported to have gathered
in a remote section of
Utah to aid Tsc-Xe-Gat in efforts to i
Sentenced to Thirty Days In Jail
Walter Faust, aged 28 years, a boil-!
ermaker, of Coatesville, was admitted j
to the Harrisburg hospital, suffering
from a laceration of the scalp, which he
received in a riot late last ni'ght. Two
stitches were required to dress the
wound after which he was sent to jail.
At the police court hearing this after
noon Faust pleaded guilty to the
charges brought against him and was
sentenced to thirty days.
Carranza Forces Evacuate Mexico City
By Associated Press.
Washington, Feb 18. — Carranza
forces have again evacuated Mexico
City, official dispatches to-day to the
State Department report and the Za
pata forces have re-entered. It was
not stated to where the Carranza troops
WOULD RESTORE ROAD LAW
MONEY TO TBE TOWNSHIPS
Bill Introduced in Legislature Provides
That Money Which State Neglected
to Pay Shall Revert to the Rural
Representative Rothenberger, of
Berks, would restore to townships the
money guaranteed thorn by the road
law of 1913, which the State neglect
ed to pay, aud to that end he has in- j
troduccd a bill making an appropria
tion of $1,500,000 to cover the de-1
The preamble of the bill sets forti |
that under the act approved July 22,
1913. entitled "An act relating to.
roads; providing for the supervision. '
construction, maintenance and repair
of township roads; relating to road tax.
and providing penalties for the viola
tion thereof, the State agreed to pay to
the proper towi&hip of tbe second class
fifty per centum of cash road taxes col
lected in townships of the second class,
but owing to lack of a sufficient ap
propriation the State has paid only a
small part of said fifty per cent, for "the
road year ending the first Monday in
December, 1914, whereby a la-rye de
ficiency has arisen under the provisions
of said act.
Then follows the bill proper which
provides that the sum of $1,500.000,
or so much thereof as may be neces
sary, is specifically appropriated to
cover the deficiency that has arisen in
carrying out the provisions of said act
for the road year ending the first Mon
day of December, 1914..
The bill was referred to the commit
tee on appropriations. Should the money
be appropriated it will go far towards
aiding those townships that have hon
estly collected their road taxes under
the promise that the State will pay
its fifty per cent., a proposition that the
State has, to use tbe vernacular,
welched on,'' for the reason that it
failed to make a sufficient appropria- i
tion to carry out its iutentions.
Child Labor Bill
Governor Brmbaugh has made it very !
plain that neither the Phipps child la-j
bor bill introduced in the Senate, nor !
the Reynolds bill of similar import, in- j
troduced in the House, have received :
his endorsement, but that he has his !
own bill in course of f reparation bv
! Attorney General Brown, which will be
made public next week and sent to leg
islators that they* may study it during
At Mont Alto
The Senate Appropriations commit- j
tee. accompanied by Secretary Hosford,!
of the Stiite Department of Health, :
went to .Mont Alto this morning to in
spect t;ie State tuberculosis sanitarium. ;
The House Appropriations committee!
i left on an early train to visit the State
hospital at Shamokin and other State >
institutions in the coal regions.
Tho Highway Nejvs
The la ! edition of the State 'High-!
way News, issue,! by tje State High
i way Department, was issued this week
:.n i i-ouin'iis much interesting matter I
relating to tue road done through
the year and in progress all over the;
• v ,aie. as well as valuable data concern-j
ing the automobile division.
The Lebanon Horseshoe Company 1
with $.-,.000 capital, wns chartered at
tihe State Department to-day.
The Garden Amusement Comnanv, of
Pottsville, theatricals, vaudeville " and !
moving pictures, capital, $5,000, was
Auto License Money
I p to date the amount received by j
the State Highway Department for au
tomobile licenses totals SBOI,OOO.
Off for Florida
Senators McXichol, Vare aud Crow'
left for San Luc'.e, Florida, this morn
ing. to oe gone a week.
FA HOLES FOK 03 I'HISONERS
Granted Yesterday on the Recommenda
tion of the Prison Inspectors
Paroles were recommeu led to tbe
Board of Pardons for an unusually
large number of prisoners in .the peni- >
tentiary by the Board of Prison In- !
spectors yesterday. There were 63 on
the list, all of whom had served the
minimum period of their sentences and
had been well behaved during that
time. The Pardons Board approved j
all the recommendations ami the Gov- ;
ctnor affixed his signature to them, so'
that all will be free by the end of this
The following from Dauphin and
contiguous counties were included in 1
the G3 who will be paroled:
Delano Jones, Dauphin, carrying
concealed deadly weapons; Carlo Rjs£
Dauphin, murder in second degree,
sentenced April. 1910, to from 5 to 20
years in the penitentiary; Charles
Ward and Robert Wilson. Dauphin,
burglary; Frank Hetriek, Dauphin,
sodomy; Pearl' Jones. Dauphin, pander
ing; David Wilson, Dauphin, felonious
entry; Lewis Martin. Franklin, rob- :
bery; John Floyd, Cumberland, assault !
to commit rape; Frank Nissle and 1
George Brieker. Franklin, robbery, and
William Biieski and John Dauksha, i
Grand Chancellor Here on Visit
Grand Chancellor Benjamin Moore,
of Pittsburgh, head of the order of i
Knights of Pythias of Pennsylvania, i
will pay an official visit to Harrisburg ,
Pythians The convocation J
will be held at l*hoenix Lodge No. 59,;
Knights of Pythias, White's hull, on ;
Broad street. A large delegation of
members of the order will be present 1
to witness the degree work, which will
be exemplified by Phoenix lodge team.
Bowman Says Wharf Bill Will Pass
Despite the opposition of a majority !
of the members of the City Plauning
Commission aud others to the Bowman
ordinance which would give the Harris-:
burg Light and Power Company permis
sion to build a coal wharf on the Har- j
gest Island, Commissioner Bowman pre
dicted to-day the bill will be passed
finally by a' unanimous vote at the
meeting next Tuesday of the City Com
Demands Made By Japs on China
Washington, Feb. 18.—China has de
livered to Great Britain, France, Russia
and the United States a memorandum
of twenty-one demands made by Japan
in the lattet part of January. They dif
fer materially from the eleven demands
communicated to the Powers by the
Japanese government on February 9.
11l TO PRESERVE
> sion Created by Leg
islature Makes Its
First Report of Work
SURVEY MADE OF'
' Recommendations Also Made for the
Purchase of Others to Commemorate
Historic Deeds Recorded in the His
tory of the State
| What has been accomplished and
! what it expects t-o do in the way of
j preserving historical sites in the State
Is outlined in detail in the first report
of the Pennsylvania Historical Commis
sion which was created by the 1913
'Legislature. The members of this com
mission are Senator William C.'Sproul,
Chester, chairman; George P. Douohoe,
Coudersport, secretary; William H.
j Stevenson, Pittsburgh, treasurer; W. U.
Hensel, Kim-aster; Hampton L. Carson,
Philadelphia; Thomas ll Montgomery,
Harrisburg, curator. Trustees, ex-offlcio
of the commission are the Governor,
Auditor General and State Treasurer.
The commission in the short timo
it has been in existence has effected a
Stfrvey of the historic monuments erect
ed in whole or in part under State ap
propriation and of such memorials as
had been erected by private benefac
Franklin County Memorial
The commission contributed SSOO as
j a supplement to local subscriptions of
! SSOO for the Fort McCord memorial in
j Franklin county. The memorial is seven
j miles west of Ohambersburg and marks
! the site where twenty-seveu pioneer set
tlers were massacred by Indians or car
ried into captivity in 1756.
The commission in its report recom
mends that the first direct legislative
appropriation be made for the erection
of a monument- at the scene of Bou
| quet's defeat of the Indians at Bushy
Run in 1763. to mark the conquest of
I the Indian on Pennsylvania soil. I
i The commission states that it is im
! pressed with the importance of propertv
j marking the site at the junction of Che
Allegheny and Monougahela rivers,
known to tiie Seneca Indians as
! lHondega and translated by all of the
early explorers and traders as "the
Kopt Within Appropriation
I Although its original appropriation
i of $40,000 was cut down to SIO,OOO,
I by executive veto, the commission has
! expended scarcely a fifth of the amount
l at its command. Its duty is to pre
serve the historic landmarks of Peun
j sylvnnia. The report says:
"That the general scope of the com
! mission's work has already elicited, or
; will evoke, a spirit of public inquiry
i leading to some enthusiasm for a rcc
| ognition of Pennsylvania's place in
history is already manifest in the fact
j that during the year the secretary has
answered many letters from societies
and individuals concerning the work of
the commission and the location of his
Should See Pennsylvania First
| "The people living near some of the
i most historic spots in the State have
| newer had their attention called to
. them. There are many people who
! have visited the historic localities of
I Europe, but have never been to more
i interestinjj localities at their very
doors. The young people and-thc older
'people of this State should see and
'know Pennsylvania first.' "
The report enumerates many histor
ical occurrences in Pennsylvania from
! the early days down to Gettysburg
| and says:
"Cut out of American history what
I these events stand for, and the part
1 played in them by Pennsylvania and
one loses the real plot of the entire
drama on American history. Pennsyl
vania historians have been too modest,
or too much fascinated by the mere
glitter of' the wonderful industrial de
, velopment of the State to gi»e just
i credit to the tremendous moral force
which the State and its people have
| exercised in the development of the
i American nation. We must call atten
■ tion to the facts iu our history. We
must make known these facts by monu
-1 ments and markers, as well as by books
: ami essays.
"The commission would also recom
mend that the General Assembly en
courage the efforts of the Daughters of
the American Revolution toward the
purchase Of a small tract of land at
the site of Fort Augusta, at Sunbury,
which now contains the powder maga
i ziue of this most historic frontier fort.
, This relic is the only existing remains
of any of these frontier forts of the en
tire State and it should be preserved."
12 NOW DEAD IN DISASTER
i Chief Mine Inspector Probing Cause of
Wilkes-Ba.rre. Pa., Feb. 18.—Twelve
j are now dead from the explosion of
I gas in the Midvale colliery yesterday.
I Three of the injured men, Louis Sigsha,
I miner: John Belas and John Bcbioski,
i laborers, died in a hospital to-day.
The fire caused by the explosion is
I under control. Chief Mine Inspector
; RcU'eriek has arrived to conduct an in
Showing again to-day, the wonderful
'spectacular production "Neptune's
Daughter," gives the many who were
1 unable to witness this pi-cture yester
day, a'chance to see the most expen
i sive production in motion pictures ever
I produced. The management again urges
tha.t patrons try and attend the per-
I formances before 6 p. in .'as the capac
ity theatre le limited and the
night performances have been standing
room only.— Adv.*
Oregon "Dry" Next Year
By Associated Press.
Salem, Ore., Feb. 18.—8tate-wide
prohibition, effective January 1, 1916,
became the law of Oregon yesterday,
when Governor Jahies Withyeombe
signed the bill passed by the Legisla
ture to make effective the people's
mandate of last November, when a pro
hibition amendment was voted into
the State Constitution.
"FAITH'TO BESTHDY THEME
Local Bible Conference Committee Ex
tends Work to Chamberaburg
On Monday and Tuesday in the Tirst
Baptist church, Second ami Pine streets,
will }>e held tie eleventh monthly in
terdenominational Bible conference.
The Rev. William 11, Pike, dean of the
PraotK'al Bible Training School, 'Bible
Scihool 'Park, IN. Y., will agaiu conduct
the Bible study.
The general theme for the conference
will be " Faith, founded on the elev
enth chapter of 'Hebrews. The Harris
burg committee has extended its work
and now imclude Chambersburg and
Carlisle on the circuit.
At Oliam'bersiburg, /February 24, a
conference of three sessions will be held
in the First (Baptist church, the Rev.
O. C. Roth, pastor, and on F«||ruarv 25
and 26 at Carlisle, in t'he yTm. C. A.
The Rev. William H. Pike will be the
teacher at ean'h one of these confer
The last 'conference held in Harris
burg. .January 26 ami 26, was the
largest attended, and one of the most
successful since the work bevan in Oc
THEY SEE STARS IN LANCASTER
Members of Natural History Society
View Heavens Through Telescope
Astronomically inclined members of
the Horrisburg Natural History Society
journeyed laait to the Franklin
>nkl Marshall College observatory,
Lancaster, and under guid
ance of Professor Apple, the director,
spent three hours viewing the wonders
of the heavens through the powerful
12-inch telescope inside the big dome.
Thers were ten persons at the tele
Among other objects examined were
the furtherest planet, Neptune; Saturn
and its riugs, a marvelous sight; new
Moon; the dog-star Sirius, the brightest
in the sky; the great nebula in Orion,
with the complete Trapezium and the
Dragon's Mouth; a cluster of thou
sands of suns so far (Distant as to be in
visible without the aid of a large tele
scope; thy wonderful red star in Lepus
which resembles a drop of blood against
the dark background of the sky; single,
double, triple and multiple stars; also
Gamma Andromedae, a beautifully col
ored paid, one being a yellow and the
other a blue sun.
WILLIAM FORWARD, 81, DIES
Aged Mechanicsburg Citizen Succumbs
to Heart Trouble
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Mechanicsburg, Feb. 18.—bast e?ru
ing William Forward died at his home
on East Ooover street, from heart trou
ble. He bad been in ill health for some
time but was able to be about. He was
aged SI years. He is survived by hie
wife, and three children, William, of
New York; Joseph E v of Harriafourg,
ami Miss Elizabeth, at home. He was a
member of the Presbyterian church,
and for a number of years has been an
elder in the local church.
Mr. Forward was a native of Eng
land, coming to this country about
thirty-five years ago. No funeral ar
rangements have been announced.
DEATH OF EDWARD FLETCHER
Widely Known Middletown Man Suc
cumbs Early This Morning
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Middletown, Feb. 18.—Edward
Fletcher, a widely known resident of
this town, died at the home of his sis
ter, Mrs. James Nagle, in West Ana
street, at 3 o'clock this morning after
a year's suffering from a complication
of diseases. He was 30 years old and
a son of William Fletcher, a night
In addition to Mrs. Nagle, he left
two sisters, Sabijia and Mary, living
in Philadelphia, and one brother, John,
also of Philadelphia. Funeral arrange
ments will not be completed until after
the arrival here of the brothers and sis
Andrew J. Fic'kes
Funeral services for Andrew J.
Fickes, aged 67 years, who died a* his
home, 567 Forrest street, yesterday
morning will be held at his late resi
dence to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock,
the Rev. A. S. Williams, pastor of
Curtin Heights Methodist Episcopal
churchy officiating. The body will be
sent to "Newport for* burial.
Mrs. Barbara Mumma
The funeral of Mrs. Barbara Mum
ma. aged 66 years, who died yesterday
at 'her home in Washington Heights,
will be helvl from her home Saturday
morning at 10 o'clock. Interment- wiil
be made in Winding Hill cemetery.
Mrs. John H. Deming
The funeral of Mrs. John H. Dem
ing, aged 71 years, who succumbed to
an attack of heart disease at the
Broad street market house yesterday
morning, will be held from the home
of her daughter, Mrs. B. F. llmberger,
427 Peffer street, Saturday morning
at 10 o'clock.
Sirs. Elizabeth Mullen
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Mul
len, who died Tuesday night at her
home, 224 'Briggs street, will be held to
morrow morning at 9 o'clock £roni St.
Patrick's Cathedral. Interment will be
made in Mt. Calvary cemetery.
/Italian Killed in Quarry Accident
Lebanon, Feb. 18.—I'io Rossi, an
Italian laborer, aged 35 years, was in
stantly killed yesterday afternoon in
the Millard stone quarries, west of
Annville, by being crushed under a
stone which weighed close to a ton.
Mr. Schoch a Harrisburg Visitor
Hiram Schoch, a PittsTWlfgli attorney,
formerly of this city, and C. S. Tarkow
ski, of Pittsburgh, were in Harrisburg
yesterday and appearing before
the Board of Pardons in behalf of an
AUet?ihenv county youth who is con
victed. o£ murder.
No Extra Session of Congress
By Associated Press,
Washington, Feb. 18.—President
Wilson has virtually decided not to call
an extra session of Congress on March
5, nfl matter what the fate of the ship
Five Miners Killed By Gas
Bv Associated Press.
Rich Hill, Mo., Feb. 18.—'Five
miners were killed by a gas explosion
in the workings of the Atlas Coal Min
ing Company near here. There were no
I other men in the mine.
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ARE 111 ABLE FOR STATE TAX
Auditor General Sustained in Appeals
By Two Corporations
The John T. Dyer Quarry Company
and the Beliefonte Lime Company, con
cerns operating in this State, are held
lia'ble for a State tax on their capital
stock and their appeals from thjr Audi
tor General's taxation were dismissed
in decisions filed this morning by Judge
S. J. M. McCarrell.
The Dyer Company must pay $2,-
230.05, while the lime company is hjeld
liable for $282.19. In each case it was
contended by the defendant companies
that they were exempt from taxation
on the ground that they are manufac
turers. The court holds that these com
panies were not incorporated for manu
facturing purposes and they are not
employing their eaipitel stock actually
and exclusively in manufacturing.
Building Permit Granted
Mrs. Anna Isaacman to-day obtained
a building permit to remodel*the three
story frame building at 1308 Wallace
street, coating $l5O.
Chester L, Pleam and Anna C. Fish
er, H»" »urg.
u. Leese, Manchester, Md., and
Cla*. A. Wolfe, l^oysville.
Charles H. Todds and Annie Schweit
Turkey Will Satisfy Greek Demand
London, Feb. 18, 11 55 A. M.
Turkey has yielded to the demand for
satisfaction made by Greece because of
the insult offered an attache of the
Greek legation at Constantinople.
Junior Class Dance
The junior class of the Central High
school will hold a dance to-night at
8.30 o'clocik in Hanshaw's hall, Third
and Harris streets. Music will be fur
nished by F. Marion Sourbeer.
SEARCHLIGHTS IN WAR
How They Are Worked by Distant Con
trol In Land Operations
In modem warfare t)he searchlight
is invaluable. On dark nights at sea
it is the only means of guarding
against torpedo boats, which its beams
will reveal at a distance of two miles
On shore it is the electric eye of the
army. It is carried to all parts of
the field of action by motor truck, and
the motor that propels the vehicle
drives the electric generator that sup
plies the current for the light.
Most of-tthese field searchlights are
not directed by hand, for each instru
ment is fitted'with what is known as
the distant control. Two small motors
govern, the vertical and the horizontal
movements of the light. From them
an electric cable runs to the station
of the operator, w'ho, although he may
be several hundred feet away, can
send the rays of Mie light in any di
According to the "Navy and Army
Illustrated," oue advantage of this
distant control is. that the objects
picked up by the beam of light can be
sighted more quickly and more defi
nitely, for, if the operator stands be
hind the light and looks along the
beam, his vision is hampered by a
luminous haze. A second advantage is
that the light can be placed in an ex
posed position without, endangering the
men who run it. Were the operator
and officer beside the apparatus they
would be certain to receive the fire
that is sure to be poured upon a search
light and wluld suffer tthe instant the
range was found.
A i . .vi on ri.s Brow.
The Tourist (spending a week end In
the village, to the oldest inhabitant)—
Wall, I don't know what you do here
It's certainly the most dead and alive
■how I waa ever In.
The Oldest Inhabitant—Ah, you
ought to wait tl'l next week, zur, and
see how the place 'ull l»e stirred ud
The Tourist--Why, what's on next
The O'dest Inhabitant—Plowln'.-
Artistic Printing at Star-Independent.
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Furnished by H W. Snaeely, Broker.
Arcade Building, Walnut and Court
New Yorik, Feb. 18.
Alaska Gold Mines ... 28 28%
Am a 1 Copper 5$ 52%
Amir Beet Sugar .... 38 38%
American Can 26% 27
Am Car and Foundry Co 43% 43%
Am Cotton Oil 44 V« 45
Am Ice Securities .... 23% 23%
Amer Loco 21% 21'/,
Amer Smelting ~ 62 * 62%
American Sugar .... 102% 102
Amer Tel and Tel .... 119 119
Anaconda 26 26%'
Atchison 93% 93%
Baltimore and Ohio 67 67
Bethlehem Steol 55% 55%
Brooklyn R T 86% 86
California Petroleum .. 17% 17'/*
Canadian Pacific la 7 '/ 2 157
Central Leather 34% 33%
Chesapeake and Ohio . . 41% 41
Chil, Mil and St Paul. 85% 85%'
Chino Con Copper ... 34% 35%
Col Fuel and iTon 22% 22%
Consol Gas 117 116%
Corn Products 9% 9%
Erie 21% 21%
Erie Ist <pfd 34% 34
Goodrich B F 30% 30%
Great Northern pfd ... 114% 114%
Great N6r Ore su'bs .. . 30% 30%
Interbor'o IMet 12% 12%
Interboro IMet pfd .... 55% 55%
Lehigh Valley 132 132
Louis and Nash 114% 114%
Mox Petroleum 64 65
Mo Pacific 10% 11%
Nev Consol Copper ... 12% 12%
New York Cen 83% 84
NY, N H and 1 47% 47% '
Norfolk and Western . . 99% 99%
Pennsylvania It. R. ... 104% 104%
People's Gas ahJdf Coke . 118% 118
Pittsburgh Coal 19% 20
Press Steel Car 28% 28%
Ray Con. Copper 16% 16%
Reading 14 2% 142%
Southern Pacific 83% 83%
Southern Ry 15 15
do pfd 4 8 48
Tennessee Copper 29 29% i
Texas Company 127% 125%
Union Pacific 118% 118%
U. S. Rubber 53% 54
IT. S. Steel 42% 41%
do pfd 104% 104
Utah Copper 51% 51%
W. U. Telegraph 62% 62%
Westinghouse Mfg .... 69 69
Chicago Board of Trade Closing
By Associated Press,
Chicago, Feb. 18.—Close:
Wheat—May 161 3-4; July 133 1-2.
Corn—May 78 1-8; July 79 3-4.
Oats—May 59 7-8; July 55 7-8.
Pork —May 18.62; July 19.07.
Lard—May 10.57; Juiy 10.75.
Ribs —May 10.15; July 10.37.
A BABEL OF TONGUES
llow many men. if asked how many
languages there are in the world,
could give anything like an a*ceurato
answer? The average man's knowledge
or aibility to spea'k languages rarely
exceeds two besides his native tongue.
It may ajff>ear strange, but it is nev
ertheless true, that there are over 4,000
languages spoken by mankind, while
the number of dialects exceeds this.
There are more tlrffn sixty vocabularies
in Brazil, and in Mexico the Nahua is
broken up into some 700 dialects. There
are hundreds in Borneo, and in Aus
tralia there is no classifying the com
plexities. I-iet us assume that fifty
dialects, on an average, belong to each
language and we have the colossal
total of 200,000 linguistic abilities.
A century hence the probability is
that there will only he four languages
of importance in the world. Central
Europe may produce a newer and more
straightforward German language. Im
perial English may reign alone over
the North American continent, while
a more businesslike Spanish will be
used in South American states. Then
Russia mav take on some more rich
Slavonic dialect, which will blend the
races of eastern Europe and central
Asia into a harmonious federation. 8o
that in future these four languages will
enter into what may be a never ending