The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, March 01, 1915, Page 2, Image 2

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American Vessel Ar
rives in New York
After Passing the
War Zone Blockade
Extraordinary Precautions Against
Mines Observed—Lifeboats Were
Swung Outward, Beady for Imme
diate Use in Case of Disaster
By Attociatcd Press.
V .Xow York\ Mareh I.—The American
Jji *.r New York arrived to-day from
Li xrrjKiol after taking unusual pains to
ma., W known her nationality while pus
•my ' through the war zone declared bv
OerL *»ny around Great Britain. In
addit extraordinary precautions
agaiu «! mines ware observed, to the
extent ' 1,1 having lifeboats swung out
ward, ready for immediate use if nec
Flyin V 'he American flag, the New
"York" le her doek in Liveri»ool short
ly after midnight on February .0. Her
lights w tre all ablaze a«s she steamed
out to st • and some of the passen,jers
said that search lights played on Ameri
can flags which flew from almost every
uiast. Th e ship remained ablaze with
light and \ *ith all flags up while steam
iug through the war zone and until safe
water were reached.
Sharp Lookout for Mines
To guard against the possibility
of contact w »Jh mines a sharp lookout
■was maintai >ed and everything on
board was in readiness for launching
lifoboats in c. tse a mine were encount
ered. Women passengers asserted that
it was suggest ed to theni that perhaps
it would be bi *ter if they did not go
to bed until the' vessel was clear of the
•war zone. Some of them stayed up all
Although it i fas reported that the
New York's cou.-se was guarded by
British torpedo 1 mats to the limit of
the war zoue, no j»uch craft, were seen
bv those aboard.
Many Women Buyers Aboard
The Now York bad 22>1 passengers
aboard. Thirty-one of tin>m, mostly
women buyers foi American business
lirnis, came from 1 *aris to Liverpool to
catch the boat. Tbiey wer«e delayed be
fore reaching Liverpool tout the New
York was held at tier dock ufcil they ar
rived at the requitet of the American
ambassador in Lo idon. On their way
from Paris to Liviirpool, whither they
had hurried upon .receiving word that
the English Channel would be closed,
the party reached j!>ieppe, ten minutes
after the last boat left fior Dover.
"We then hurried to the train that
took us to Havre, where we caught a
i>oat for Southampton," said Miss
Elizabeth Purcell, of this city, one of
the number.
"The boot to Southampton left
Havre at 1-30 o'clock in the morning!
and steamed at full speed through the !
L . hannel, traveling in a zigzag course
with all lights out. The life boats were
\ wuag out, ready fior emergency, and
oHicers aboard told ue to be prepared
to N»ke them at a moment's notice." i
' Everybody Pays," Says Bowman
City CoiiHiiission<>r Harry F. .Bow- j
nian, head of the City Water Depart-'
ment, thii morning denied any know
ledge of a "free list" of city water i
users —afvored onns who "The Pa
triot" charged, hatl been getting wa
ter for nothing. "They all look alike
to me," Bowman said. "I care not
K whether tliey are politiciaus or who!
they may be, they must pay for the
water they use."
Schelbas May Be Police Clerk
I'aui G. Schefhas, motorcycle police-1
man, will likelv bo a candidate for
clerk to the police department, if coun
cil sees tit to provide for that position,
which has been recommended by Chief,
of Police Hutchison. Policeman Sehel-'
lias has been assisting Clarence O.
Backenstoss, secretary to Mayor Royal,
with the police records for joroe time
and is familiar with the work.
Railways Co. Stockholders to Meet
Stockholders of the Harrisburg Rail- •
ways Company will meet to-morrow in
annual session at 10 o'clock. Tue di
rectorate for the next fiscal Tear wifl
be elected. No changes in the board
ft e expected. Plans for the ensuing
twelve months in an improvement and
business way will be discussed at a
meeting of the directors within a few
Man Stricken Blind, Sent to His Home
.fames Leoerman, 245 Buss street,
Chicago, who was stricken blind on a
•rain between Philadelphia aud Harris
burg white on his way to Chicago
Thursday afteruoon, was discharged
from the Harrisburg hospital yesterday
and sent to his home in Chicago. Little
hope is held for his recovery, as he
was suffering from hardening of the
Mrs. Annie P. Hopple
The funeral of Mrs. Anne Parfet
Hopple, wife of Henry E. Hopple, will
be held from her home, 52 North Eight
eenth street, to morrow afternoon at 2
o'clock. The Rev. Lewis C. Manges,
pastor of the Memorial Lutheran
'•hurch, will have charge of the serv
ices. Interment will be in Shoop's
church cemetery.
Broad wa"y-Star Vita graph Feature at
Photoplay To-day
Edith Storey and Ned Finley. lead
ing stars of tho Yitagraph C m:any,
n|«pear to-day in a Broadway-Star pro
duction, "O'Garry of the Royal
Mounted." an intense drama in three
parts. With scenes laid in the North
Carolina Hills and a plot of intense
heart-interest, to-day's features is well
worth seeiug. Scenes of a fierce strug
gle on the edge of a precipice with the
fugitive and the officer and a fall into
the river below. Ned Finley, once more
holds his recdrd for hazardous deeds.
"Dwellers in Glassillouses." a two
art Biograph drama and an Edi.«on Kd.i
eatiohal Picture, **Needs of Com
merce,'' complete the program.—Adv. •
V —:
Harold Beckey Died Few Hours After
Bating Herb—Three Other Persons
•" Who Were M»de IU Are Now Pro
nounced Out of Danger
Middletown, March I.—ln a little
one-aud-oue-half story home on Market
street, in the lower end. of Kovaltoii,
eight brothers aud sistere, and Samuel
Hockey, the father, are mouruing to
day the loss of Harold Hockey, who,
after several hours of due to
eating poisonous roots, died on Satur
day afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The boy was five years old on Sep
t ember 19, last. Russell Beckey, his
twin brother, aud Mrs. John Kreiser
aud her nou, Clvaies, also were made
dangerously ill through oating some ot
llie roots aud not until last evening did
the attending physicians pronounce
them out of danger. This morning they
ail were much improved.
Opinions differ as to what the poi
sonous roots were, Soiue persons say
they were wild i<tyßuiips, while others
cling to the belief that they were wild
artichokes. Coroner Jacob Eckingor,
who has made an investigation, is not
entirely satisfied as to the ideutity ot
the roots, but he has decided that the
death was accidental aud that an id
quest is not necessary.
The poison roots were unearthed at
the Kreiser home while John Kreiser
Sr.. at noon Saturday, was digging up
a quantity of hoiwe radish. Kreiser had
brusbe<i the poison roots aside, knowing
that they were not horse-radish, but
Mrs. Kreiser and the youngsters picked
I them up and ate a quantity of them,
j believing them to be harmless,
j Two hours later, and after the
I Beckey twin brothers had returned
home, the quartet became ,fiolent!v ill.
Harold Beckey fell over just outside
the kitchen door of his home and died
shortly after Dr. William P. Evans ar
rived to give medical aid.
The mother of the Beckey twins died
two years ttgo and since that time oae
of their older sisters has been aiding
the father in lookiug after the family.
Harold was one of nine children, the
rest of whom are: Mrs. Lizzie Sheetz,
William, Minnie, Joseph, Helen. Marian
and John, all at home, and Mrs. Wil
liam Winters, of Middletown.
Funeral services will be held at the
home of the lad's grandfather, Jacob
Beckey, Water street. Royalton. to
morrow afternoon, at 2.30 o'clock. In
terment will be made in the Middle
town cemetery.
Well-Known Resident to Be Buried
Fronf Home To-morrow
Funeral services for George s - Duey,
aged 68 years, who died at his home.
1827 North street, Saturday nfterno n
will he held to-morrow afternoon at 2
o'clock at bis late home. The service.!
will be in charge of' the Rev. John M.
Warden, pastor of Bethany Presby
terian chapel, assisted by the Rev.
j George W. Harper, pastor of Pleasant
\ leiw Church of God. Interment w ill
be in Shoop's Church cemetery,
i Mr. Due)' was born in Quiney,
j Franklin county. He had been a resi
| dent of Harrisburg thirty-three years
j and was employed by the Harrisburg
| Burial Case Company. He is survived
Iby the following children: Charles and
William Duey, Panama: Herbert Duev,
| Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. James 11. Dare
: and Miss Maud Duey, this city, and
Mrs. Betterton, Hullville, Oal.
Alfred S. Spitler
Following an illness of several
months. Alfred S. Spitler, aged 69
| years, a Civil war veteran and former
county detective, died at his home,
1614 Stwafcara street, yesterday after
noon. During the war ho served in
the 200 th Regiment, Pennsylvania Vol
He is survived by the follo«wiug ehil
ren: Mrs. W. A. Southard, Mrs. F. M.
Trifle and John A. Spitler, all of this
city; Mrs. W. E. Harris, Wilmington,
Del., and Mrs. E. F. Sherk. of Broak
lvn, N. Y. Funeral services will bo
held at his late home Wedneday after
noon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be
made in the Bast Harrisburg eemetery.
Mr. Spritler formerly resided at Hum
Edward S. Simmers
Word was received here last night
by H irani M. Simmers, an emplove of
the Pennsylvania Railroad, of" the
death of his brother, B.iward S. Sim
mers. in California. MR. Simmers was a
former Harrisburg man, leaving this
city in IS9I, joining the General Elec
tric Company, of Chicago, in whose
employ he was at the time of his death.
Funeral services will be held Tue day
from the Masonic Temple in Chicago.
He is survived by his father, George
W. Simmers, and one sister, Mrs. E. W.
Parfet, of Washington, D. C.; three
brothers, James 8., New York City;
Thomas \\., Idaho, and Hiram M„ of
this city.
Mrs. Hattie A. Wenrich
Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie A.
Wenrich, aged 63 years, who died Sat
urday night of heart trouble at her i
home, 1533 Briggs street, will be held
at her home Wednesday afternoon at
2 o'clock. She was a member of the!
Pine Street Preefcyterian church, Silver'
Star Council No. 130. I>aughters of
Liberty and the Ladies' Cirele, Grand!
Army of the Republic.
Surviving her are a husband and the
following children: Mrs. David Arnold,
Mrs. Sehultz, J. J. Wenrich. Jr.,
William R., Irvin E.. and Clayton K. j
W'enrich, all of this city.
Nine E. Snyder
Nine E. Snyder, 20 years of age,
died on Saturday night at the Poly-!
clinic hospital following a serious op
eration. He was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Snyder, 1947 Kensington
Funeral services will be held at the
house to morrow morning at 9.30
o'clock. The Rev. E. Victor Balan 1,
pastor of the Redeemer Lutheran
church, will officiate. The body will
be taken to Millersburg on the 11.30
train, where burial will be made.
Mrs. Mary Crutchley
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Crutchley .
was held Friday afternoon at 2
o'clock from the Calvary Presbyterian
< hujvh, the services being in charge of
the ]<astor, the Rov. Frank P. McKen-1
zie, assisted by the Xev. Harry B.;
King, pastor of Paxton Presbyterian '
church. The pallbearers were George '
Good, Thomas Stephens, Frank Downey,
Herman Leisman, Harrie Crook and.
William Wenrick.
• J
! Report of Health Commissioner Dixon
Shows Decrease of 10 Per Cent. In
u | Past Decade Other Contagious
1 ■ Diseases Diminish 1 ng Rapidly
There were fewer deaths from ly
mphoid throughout tho state during De
-1! cember than have occurred in that
" i month for the past ten years.
! To-day Dr. Samuel G. Dixon, conunis
j sioner of health, has served in that en
® I pacity for a decade. During mat pe
r: riod tvphpid fever IIHS been reduced 75
L ' |,er cent,'in Pennsylvania. When the
? j State Department, of Health was first
' i organized the equivalent of twenty
a j million dollars a year in the lives of
' i four thousand of its citizens which
| were annually sacrificed to this dis
| ease. Now tiere are less than a tholi
' I sand deaths annually from this cause
s | and as the figures show the present low
'; rate is stitl decreasing. The death
. raies from tuberculosis, measles and
!■ diphtheria have all decreased during the
t same period. A comparison of the aver- (
age number of deaths per thousand in-j
- habitants when the Department of
Health was established and at the pres
t cut time'shows that more than twenty
r five thousand l.ves have been saved.
> There have been 637,578 more births
1 than deaths in Pennsylvania during this
: period.
I' Governor Returns
, 1 Governor Brumbaugh returnei from I
j Philadelphia last night and was at his,
i' department early to-day. He was con-
I fronted by a large mail the greater par;
.of which W«s fr m ; eople wit a suj:
>' geetidus on the Workmen's CUaipmsi-
II t-ion law, indicating that the Governor's
. request for such suggestions will be ta
j ken up and answered by many who are
I interested.
Coatiniicil From I'ac*
i: French made five efforts to break
through the German positions, being
thrust back in each instance. The
■ Trench statement asserts that the al
■ lies made slight progress in the Vosges.
In the House of Commons Premier
Asquith announced that at no iime
previously had the British government
j been more confident that the allies
would achieve victory.
The Rumanian Minister of the In
terior is credited with tho statement
II that a representative of his country has
made a formal agreement with Great
, Britain, France and Russia for entering
. i the war with them. Bucharest advices !
i say that ten classes of Rumanian re
: serves have been called out for March
«:!. It has been expected that should!
. Rumania enter the war she would do S3
in the hope of enlarging her territoiy at
. the expense of Austria, and with the
partirular object of obtaining Transyl
-1 van:a, which is populated largely by;
A semi-official statement from Petro-]
grad deals with the R'is;ian offensive i
. movement in Northern Poland, near the
: Prussian border, where, it is said the
, i Germans are being pushed back stead-
I ily. The fighting in this region is se
. vere. possessicn of villages passing back
and forth from one side to the other,
i but appreciable pr.gre's each day is,
claimed for the Russians. In Eastern
Galicia, at the other extreme of the
! Russian front the Austrians are report
i ed to have suffered reverses. These
i claims, how ver. have not been borne
out from either Berlin or Vienna.
The great .Anglo-French fleet is still.)
smashing at the Dardanelles fortifica
tions. Although Constantinople admits
that some of the forts have felt the ef
fects of the bombardment, it has not
1 confirmed the statements of the British
. admiralty concerning the reduction of
the outer defenses. A large force of
. Turkish troops is said to have been as
semblcd on the Isthmus to oppose any
attempts of land ng parties to advance
on Constantinople.
Hill Association Will Hold Business
Session at Olivet To-night
Calvin 11. K.ons of the Bv angelica I;
church addressed the Allison Hill j
'Men's Christian As-oe:ation at L:':i- !
ny's theatre yc-tiyd :> afternoon on
"A stiong Man and His Strength."
i An im|.ressi-.c feature of the meeting |
! was a silent devotional held for George
Duey. a member cf the association,
who died Saturday.
■- .>£ ial music in connection with an:
orchestra featured the meeting ). P.
Braselman, president of the association,
pres Wit i and Walter L. Vatiaman di
rected the sinking.
A business meeting of the arsDei
atiun wiil be held t i-night at 8 o'clock
;at Oiivet Presbyterian church. Derry
and Kittatinnv streets. O.ticers for the
ensuing year wiil be elected and other
imjiortaiit business transacted. Mem
bers and all others interested in the •
i movement are requested to atten 1.
18 Building Permits in February
Eighteen permits for new buildings
and improvements eouing $38,426;
were issued by Biildim* Inspe tor'
flames H. Grove, during Feiiruary. Dur
ing the corresponding period of a year
ago, twelve permits were allowed for
improvements costing $41,875.
Suskies Answer Two Calls
A defective flue did slight damage j
i to Nos. A 7 aiwl 58 Loehiel row yester-;
j day morning. The fire was extinguished
by the Susquehanna fire company. A
. boftire near the Loehiel open air sohool
was extinguished by the Suskies. No
damage was done to the school buildine.
War Relics In ffeoojioo Fire
B" Assoriritcil Prc.lC.
Ljwell, Mass.. March I.—Fire in the
Memorial building adjoining tlie City
Hall, caused a property loss cf $200,-
000 to-day and destroyed some Civil
war relics that money couii not re
Fender of Car Smashed
In a collision at Third 'and Chestnut
streets at 3 o'clock this afterroon of
an Evans-Burtnett auto truck with a
street car, the fender of the ear was
i demolished, but no further damage was
| done.
ljomton, Mj|/ch I.—The e»tal>lit!h
ment of a virtual blockade of hoatile
countries is Great Britain's reply to
Germany's attacks on merchant ship
ping, as announced officially to-day by-
Premier Asquith in a momentous Mpeeoh
. In tho House of Commons.
Full Crew Repealer and
Workingmen's Bill
Are Subjects of Much
Local Option Measure Will Be Placed
on the Calendar and Then Sent
Back t-o Committee to Permit Public
It is not expected, from statements
made by Senators and Representatives
who arrived to-day for the legislative
sessions tonight, that much will be
done in either House or Senate this
week. Both houses to-night will hold
their first meetings after the long re
cess of ten days, and will take up tho
calendars in regular order, but there
is nothing of statewide interest to be
The absence of Senators Crow, Vare
and McNichol in Florida, and the fact
that they will not return until next
week, is taken as an indication that
very little will done in the upj>«r
branch, and if anything ot unusual in
terest takes place it will be in the
The local option bill is now in the
possession of the Law and Order com
mittee of the House, aud Speaker Am
bler says it will uot be reported until
all sides have a hearing. There is, how
ever, a rumor that the bill will be re
ported out to-morrow for the purpose
of getting it a place on the calendar and
at once be sent back to committee for
public hearings.
It is not expected that the work
men 's compensation bill will be intro
duced until next week. In the mean
time the Governor is receiving sugges
tions as to alterations from all parts of
the State in response to his request, that
such suggestions be made. The child
labor bill, which will represent the
ideas of Governor Brumbaugh, will not
be presented this week. Attorney Gen
eral Brown is engaged in getting it
into shape.
The bill to repeal the full crew
law is yet to eonie and it is expected
to create a controversy second to none
during the session. Senators and Repre
sentatives are receiving thousands of
letters asking them to support or
oppose the repealer, and the railroad
companies and employes are very ac
A delegation representing the mili
tiamen of 1862 and 1563, who went
to the defense of Pennsylvania during
the Confederate raids, will be here this
week to look after the bill giving sur
vivors sl2 a month as a pension.
/ The message of Governor Brumbaugh
vetoing part of the deficiency appro
priation bill will reach both bodies to
night, and it is expected that the veto
will be sustained.
Presided at Round Table Session of the
National Association in Cincin
nati Last Week
City Superintendent Frederick E.
Downes presided at the round table die
cu-siou for school superintendents of
cities whose populations range from 25,-
000 to 2">0,000, one of the meeting of
annual session of the Department of
Superintendence of the National Blia
cntional Association, held last week in
The subject of his meeting was
"Current .Methods of Dealing With Ex
ceptional Pupils." Educators of nation
al reputation spoke at the meeting. Oth
ers who attended the week's conven
tion were Dr. N. C. Sehaeffer, State
Superintendent of Public Instruction;
R. B. Teitrick, Deputy Superintendent';
■l. George Becht, secretary of the State
Board of l'ducation; Dr. Charles B. Ea
ger, Jr., principal of the Technical High
sell 10I; Processor L K. McGinnes, su
perintendent of schools of Steelton,,
and four State High school inspe. tors.
Dr. Sehaeffer's talk on "Siliould Our
Educational System -include Studies
Whose Special-Purpose is the Prepaia
tion of War?'' on which lie took the
negative side was a feature of the
week's meeting. Mr. Becht spoke on
the supervision of rural schools.
Brest, March 1, via Paris, 4.55 A. M.
—The American steamer Dacia former
ly a Hamburg-American liner, which
was captured last week by a French
cruiser and brought into (>ort, has been
towetl from the roadstead into the
Brest uaval harbor.
Thousands of Blanks Hive Been Filed
At Internal Revenue Office
Several thousand income tax returns
have been filed at the oflice of the In
ternal Revenue collector in the Fed
eral building to-day, the last day on
which re;>orts can be made without pen
alties. The fine for failure to have the
return in the hands of the collector
on or before March 1 is from s2*o to
SI,OOO. A large number of persons
subject to taxation under the new law
thronged the revenue office during the
last hours.
The forms provide spaces,for In
comes in the hundreds of millions, not
neglecting spaces for ttie cents. They
call for the fullest reports of financial
allairs, and must be filled out by all
persons having net incomes annually of
$3,000 or more.
Printed at this oflice in best style, at
lowest prices and oa short notice.
Stock Suffers Two-point Decline in
Early Market—Beading Responds
Favorably to Moderate Inquiry—
Penney Heavy
By Associated Press,
New York, March 1. —A point ad
vance in Union Pacific and a two
point decline in Louisville and Nash
ville to 110, its new minimum, were
the principal features of to-day's early
stock market. Prices otherwise in
clined to irregularity. Reading re
sponded favorably to a moderate in
quiry, while Pennsylvania was -heavy
on its poor statement of earnings for
January. Shares of the motor compa
nies were again active at advancing
prices. Americans, with the exception
of Canadian Pacific, were lower in the
London market.
Imports of $750,000 gold from Lon
don, where the metal was obtained at
the low exchange rates of a fortnight
ago, acted as a partial stimulant in the I
early dealings, but prices fell under
their best before the end of the first
hour, with especial heaviness in New
York Central and Canadian Paefie. U.
•S. Steel yielded most of its gam alter
one lot of 3,000 shares had changed
hands at 43. By midday trading be
came exceedingly dull. Latest develop
ments in the eastern war zone were re
flected in another severe decline in
grain options. Selling of bonds for
foreign holders continued.
Gradual recovery to the high level
of the moruiiig was made by some of
the leaders after midday. 9pvciHltics
were heavy however. American lx»co
motive pfd. and American Express fall
ing to minimum prices.
Furnished by B W. Snavely, Broker.
Arcade Building, Walnut aud Court
New York, March 1.
Open. Close.
Alaska Gold Mines.... 2S'/a 29
Amal Copper 53■'/„ 53 :, 4 |
Amer Beet Sugar .... 39% 38 vfe •
American Can 26c, 26% i
do pfd 92 : V, 92%
Am Cotton Oil 45'/s 45Va |
Am lee Securities ... 25 c. 25% j
Amer Loco 20C, 20 1 a
Amer Smelting ...... 61% 62
Amer Tel and Tel .... 119% 119' /4 |
Anaconda 25% 26' 4 !
Atchison 94% 94%
Baltimore and Ohio .. . 64% *'4'/ 8
Bethlehem Steel 54% 54'/4
Brooklyn RT 87 87 j
California Petroleum .. 17 % 17
'Canadian Pacific .... 154% 154%,
Central Leather 34%, 33
Chesapeake and Ohio . . 4 0 4 0 !
C'hi, Mil and St Paul . . 85% 85%
Chino Con Copper .... 36 35|
Col Fuel and Iron .... 23 c, 23% i
Distilling Securities .. 10% 10%
Erie 21 20%
do Ist pfd 33% 33%
General Electric Co . . . 139 139
Goodrich B F 32 31%
Great Northern pfd .. 113% 113%
Great Northern Ore subs 31% 31%
| Illinois Central 103% 103%
Interboro-Met 56 56
do pfd 12% 12
Lehigh Valley 133% 133%
Louisville and Nash. . 110 110
Mex. Petroleum ...... 67 65%
Mussotiri Pacific 12% 11%
National Cad 49i, 4 51%
Nev. Consol. Copper ... 12% 12%
New Y'ork Central .... 82% 81%
N. Y., N. H. and H. . . 45 16%
Northern l'acittc 100% 101
Pacific Mail 18% 18%
Penhsylvania R. I!. ... 103% 104%|
People's Gas and Coke . 118% 118%
Pittsburgh Coal 20 20
Press Steel Car 27 27
Ray Con. Copper 16% 16%
Reading 142% 142%
Repub. Iron and Steel . 19% 19%
do pfd "6% "5%
Southern Pacific 82% 82%
Southern Rv. pfd 43 4 3
Tennessee Copper 2S 27%
Texas Company 128 128
xUnion Pacific 117% 117%
U. S. Rubber 53% 53%
U. S. Steel 42% 42%
do pfd 103% 104%
Utah Copper 52 51%
W. U. Telegraiph 63 63%
Wesitinghoiise Mt'g .... 66% 66%
American Sugar, ex-dfiv. 1%.
*Ex-div. 2%.
xEx-div. 2.
Chicago Board of Trade Closing
By Associated Press.
Chicago, March I.—Close:
Wheat—May, 147%; July, 188%.
' Corn —May, 71%; July, 73%.
Oats —May, 54%; July, 51%.
Pork —May, 17.10; July, 17.50.
Lard—May, 10.17; July, 10.40.
Ribs —May, 9.75; July, 10.05.
Beese Doesn't Take Advantage of Bight
Granted By Court To Continue
Wholesale Liqnor Store
The wholesale liquor store at 109
South Second street, which for years
had been conducted by James N. Reese,
1634 Derry street, did not open for
business this morning. The proprietor
intentionally did not take out a license
for the new year, which began to-day,
although the court had granted the ne
cessary permission.
The cost of a license covering such
establishments in a city is SSOO. Reese,
when asked about his failure to renew
the liquor license, refused to discuss
the question.* County officials, includ
ing Treasurer Bailey and Prothonotary
IHaller, said this morning that 'both
Reese and his counsel were acquainted
i with the fact that unless he lifted the
license before midnight on Saturday
last, the business would hgve to close
for the license year.
The Reese store is within half a
| block of the section where the Penn
sylvania Railroad Company has razed
many houses within the last six months
to provide a site for its new freight
station. .It was for many years a li
censed place and one time was reputed
to have done much business.
Wilson Signs Pension Bill
Washington, March 1. —President
Wilson to-day signed the pension ap
propriation bill, carrying approximately
$164,000,00'0. It was the first of tho
large appropriation bills to reach the
CuMntd I'ton P>«»
asked by the man to arrest his com
panion. He charged that the woman
had thrown a seltzer bottle nt him,
but that lie had dodged it and that the
woman had then beaten him ovor the
head with a cane. According to the
police, Mateikot showed no signs of
tho encounter, but the police hud to
entertain the complaint and they
locked up the woman in the West 47th
street precinct in care of the matron.
Detective Burgess says the woman was
fully clothed when he entered the room
to make the arrest.
Woman Says She Was Trapped
The young woman, who claims to he
Mrs. Annette Htegler, according to the
police, told the matron that she con
sidered site had been trapped.
said that a woman friend oi hers, Anna
llotl'mau, had called her up by telephone
aud made an appointment to meet her
in the evening, as she had something
important to communicate. When tliey
met her woman friend was a coniponied
by two well-dressed young men, u J ho in
vited her into their automobile and la
ter. she said, they went to the hotel
for dinner. It was later when .Mateik
ot, it is said, began questioning her re
garding the |>ussport fraud case thut
the row occurred.
The young woman requested that
Charles Griffith, who is counsel for
Richard f. Stegler, bo sent for and it
is believed that he will appear in court
later to-day when the young woman is
The police, when they heard the
story of the carefully guarded suit
cases, were inclined to believe that they
sheltered telephonic devices for record
ing conversations. The men carried
the grips with them when they left the
police station. The police learned that
during the night Mateiket several times
called a German newspaper on the tele
phone and held conversations with
some person in German.
Mrs. Stegler Discharged From Custody
Mrs. Stegler was discharged later in '
police court. Hail certain evidencei
been more definite, the magistrate said,'
he would have been inclined to send hor |
accuser to the workhouse. Almost at'
the moment of Mrs. Stegler's discharge
in police court, the Federal Grand Jury
returned an indictment charging her
husband with conspiracy against tho
United States in obtaining an American I
passport falsely. Stegler is a German
naval reservist. Two others were in
dicted with him, Richard Madden, in
whose name the passport was issued ami
Gustavc Cook, of Hoboken, who it is:
charged, participated in obtaining tho
passport. The three men were to be ar
raigned la to this aifternoon. j
Tried to Disrobe Mrs. Stegler
Mrs. Stegler testified that the part r
remained together during the entiril
period they were at ttio hotel and' tha |
the two men bad tried to disrobe hei.j
At no time, she testified, were shg am '
Mateiket alone. She characterized th' 1
charge against her as a "frame up."] I
In dismissing the complaint the mad
istrate announced that he would be id
elinea to send Mateiket anil his male
companion to the workhouse if rJe
testimony concerning their alleged /At
tempts to lisrobe Mrs. Stegler wl»e
more definite and clear. ' I
D. L. M. Beker Purchases Entire
Interest of W. H. eller, In School'
of Commerce
The partnership of Messrs. Kellej.* &
Raker which has successfully con
ducted the School of Commerce during
the past eight years, has been arnica lily
dissolved. Mr. Keller retiring, and M\r.
Raker, who has been principal of ]tne
school during the partnership perifod,
assumes full control. I
The change in ownership will fnot.
make any change in the character <>f
management of the school. Mr. Rak/tr
will continue the same progressive pbl
icy that has made the School of popl
- an important factor in educa
tional circles i Central Pennsylvania
for a number of years.
The school has a daily attendance of
175 pupils. Five thoroughly colmpe
tent teachers are employed, and! the
school has a complete modern ejqiiip
ment, including sixty typewriting ma
chines, duplicating letter machines,
stenotypes, etc.
The school was established in ! 1(894
and has a steady and substantial gi-o'wth
IMany of the students are from su'bur
ban towns and a number are enrolled
from all parts of the state. j
Large, light aud well ventiljited
quarters, including the entire third and
half of the fourth floors of the Ti]oup
building at 15 South Market Square,
are occupied. |
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We don't mean the swell I
to the
much more important. At
the blessed minute there's ,
nothing so important as
our Spring toggery, the ' HHHKi, ; '.'ij'/f v
girls will even admit it. v'^ ; ,-,.\,?.
They're all shown in
"The Fashion Shop," the
splendid musical comedy ;
act that comes to the Or- t ■":?
pbeum this week, that is,
Jansen, Kurope's famous ■ V j<mWikv<Vii 32^«
fashion designer, directed
the making of them, and ;
critics any they're won- ', • _ < < jaMj
k ■
"The Fashion Shop" is 5
elaborate in staging, and
in costuming and is a SjjjjAjmfWK
blaze of light, song, beauty
and frolic. The cast, M&s^SMR
which is quite notable, in- ®y«Big^E
dudes Mr. Hugo Jansen, , : JM. vl
famous fashion designer, I ' vQ
| Krl C'orr, Broadway's fa- \ j f
vorite "rube" comedian,
i and Blanche La tell, lately j
featured with "Naughty \ . M
•Marietta."—Adv, I I ,
OMMlaaed Kr.» Iln| Pag*. ■
that ho fell over on the pavement
,v »« carried nwuy by his friends. H
"¥OTI were Nikon homef"- he w9
"Oil no. They didn't take in'
Home." ho quickly replied.
Just 11 Unit that time one i>f the spec
tators within the bar nvall softly
•' Please don't take He home. " m»
W. 8. Strauli said tl»at on his
home from an
where he had professed religion,
.loinod a few friends at t4e St.
renee hotel and "had :a couple
beers. ' The fellows "sot 'em up '
said. A. X. Null, a Ri'rrywburg
stable, said he warned Bbnmiu A.
Hgo to not sell iutoxiomnfcs to
men whom he named. He did
sakt because, "mwilc wore
A smile stole ovor Strjiub's
when li ( > was ~,M k ed f ur
opinion lulioiit his being im the
habitual drunkards.
"1 have not Ix-on
eigJit years, not since II
second wife," he said, "and
didn t knew* the people lu|d
ion of me. The court here kuovvTilJM
it before I did. 1 wan snip,prised
I was told about it."
Takes an Occasional Drink
■StrauL admitted that h<a t
occasional drink but denied the.
that his using intoxicants ,<md
drunk is a habit.
Another witness took the
When he was asked as to thn
ot times he biH'onios into
thought it happened several
month. When Senator Reidleman
with Horace A. Segelbaunn,, are
seating the hotel man, began
this witness, the witness
said, to speak in Herman.
I lie official court interpreter
o be had, and Howard W. ItingauiaPV
lOL-al attorney, was willing to act as'J
The court at noon had not vet
posed of the liquor licence ■ applies,tioM
ot Harry i. Bekiuger, for t'he Paxtoifl
Inn, and Harry White, for the All
street hotel, Middletown, which novl
are pending.
Commissioner Taylor Not Yet Able to
Place Estimate on Loss Caused
By Wash-out During Flood
Park Commissioner
ing to J. R. Hoffert, assistant
tendent of parks, has not yet
the damages done to the river
| fill, between Kelker and Mm lay
by the flood of last week. Much
| loose dirt at t'he bottom of the
washed so far into the bed
' stream that it cannot be rec
The contractor resumed to-day
work of haniling dirt from South
; ond street and dumping it
' bank. Between 13,000 and 1
cubic yards of the fill had "been
1 before the flood, leaving only abH
| 1,000 yards more to be delivered unclß
, the $4,000 contract. j
Hoflfert said to-day that until till
j proposed shrubbery is firmly rooted in
I the new soil of the bank it wHI be iin
| IKissiible to prevent wash -outs wliel
j abnormal rises in the river occur. ■
The- river is fast getting bafck ■
| normal and has dropped far below tl
, top of the 11-foot concrete wall, .■
1 up-river stations, except Binghamt J
| reported a fall on Sunday. The st*
here at 8 o'clock this morning wasJß
I feet. The weather observers forecalH
| Stage of 6.5 feet by to-morraw
I ing. Thsr weather will remain fair
: Bonding Company Plans to Cont:
Shimmell Building
Representatives of the Fidelity
| Deposit Company of Maryland, bo
Snen for the contractor on the Shimi
building at Seventeenth and Cathai
streets, will appear before the Scl
Board at 4.4 0 o'clock this afterni
wdth a plan for the continuance of
■work, which has been thrown up by
contractor, Jo-hu W. Emory, of Ph
The company will propose that
building operations continue with
present suit-con tractors under a su
intendent hired by the School Boi
There appears to be enough money
in to continue the build
without additional cost to the edi