The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, March 04, 1915, Page 11, Image 11

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City Health Department S*y* That
Some of the Local Dealers Are Lia
ble to Prosecution on Charge of
Violation of Law
Eleven of the thirty dairymen dis
tributing milk and cream in Harrisburg
are liable to prosecution on charges of
violating the healfh laws, says a report
of the City Health Bureau to-day,
based on tests by the City Bacteriolo
gist of cream samples obtained from the
dealers indicating the samples were be
low the standard.
The City and State Health Bureaus
fcave laid down a rule that cream must
contain at least eighteen per cent, but
ter fat, and one ;est made in Lebanon
indicated, the report shows, that one
sample of cream contained but five per
cent. No fewer than twenty-seven
samples were found to be below the
standard. Many of those, however,
failed to come within the requirements
only by a small margin.
Dr. John M J. Raunick, the City
Health Officer, said he is not prepared
to announce when he will proceed
against the dairymen, if legal action is
decided upon.
The city milk stundard requires all
nilk to contain at least 3.2S per cent,
of butter fat, specific gravity at least
1.028, not to contain more than 500,-
000 tweteria per cubic centimeter and
no colon bacilli or other disease-pro
ducing bacteria. The standard for
pasteurized miik is that such milk con
tain at least 3.25 per cent, of butter
fat, specific gravity 1.028. not more
than 250,000 brcteria per cubic centi
meter and no colon bacilli.
Following is a detailed report on the
various samples of milk and cream sub
mitted to the City Bacteriologist, as
given out by the Health Offirer:
Cream tteport
Percent. Specific
of fat. gravity
Bain hart. C. H 14.00 1.015
lionnvmeadfs Karma IS.OO 1.010
Bonnymeads Farms 20.00 1.021
Hunny meads Farms 18.50 1.016
.'olien. Lewis 21.50 1.016 1
' 'ook, H. H 18.00 1.012 I
Cook. 1). H 16.00 1.015
Cook, H. H 16.00 1.010
t'ooper. C. E IS.OO 1.014 !
1 Jbersole. E. B 18.00 1.016
Kbersolc. E. B 21.00 1.012
Elder. I'. B IS.OO 1.016 1
JCrford, C. H :!2.00 1.010 |
El-ford. I". H 31.00 1.016 !
Fought, .1. H„ 14.50 1.017 i
Gill. 0. .1 18.50 1.019
Gill. C. .1 18.00 1.012 |
Ha: mall, J. G 16.00 1.017
Hassler. C. C 19.50 1.016 !
11 oak. C. A 12.01) 1.043
lloak. C. A 13.00 1.043 |
lfoak, A 12.00 1.037
I loak. A 12.00 1.045
Hoak. O. A. 1,1,00 1.043 !
lloak, ('. A 13.00 1.042 ,
lloak. C, A 5.00 1.039
lloak. C. A 13.50 1.042
Hoak. O. A 13.50 1.044 \
Monk. C. A .11.00 1.042 1
Huak. A 1i.50 1.043
lloak. ('. A 11.00 1.045 ;
Hoak. C. A 14.00 1.041
Hoak. C. A 1 1.50 1.039
Holler, Roy 11.00 1.014!
Koch, E. U 20.00 I.OIS I
Kramer, J. S 26.00 1.002;
Myers. TV. H 12.50 1.016
Alyers. W. H 16.00 1.018 |
Ott. C. 14.00 1.018
I'enn. Milk Product Co 18.00 1.010
Penn. Milk Product C 0.,...20.00 1.015
Penn. Milk Product Co..— .21.00 1.012
l'enn. Milk Product Co 18.00 1.019
HafTensperger, A. T 20.00 1.016
Kaffensperger. A. T 20.50 1.015
Cyder, A. M 18.00 1.015
Ityder. A. AI 21.00 1.014
Sctinabel, A. K 19.50 1.016 |
Shceeley, ('. 11 14.50 l.ois I
Siders. J. H.. 13.00 1.019 I
Skiers, J. H .'...15.00 1.020
Smeltzer, Samuel 25.00 1.007 I
Smeltzer, J. P 15.50 1.013
Stobcr, Lewis 13.00 1,030
Taylor, B. H„ - 22.00 1.020
Walborn, E. M 1.1.00 1.015'
Wolf, J. C 18.50 1.017!
Milk Report
Vendor. Age. Per CC. Fat
Certified Milk 4.000 4.90 |
Certified Milk 5.000 5.10!
Hiissler. C. C. 11 9.000 3.20
Hoak. A 22P 6.500 3.60 !
Hoak. C. A 10.000
Hoak, C. A 22P 432.500* 3.90
Hoak. C. A IS 40,000 3.40
Holler, li. L) 6 3,500 3.90
.foiu-s. W. H 6 34,000 3.40 I
Kramer. J. S 6 21.000 3.80 j
Maiming. H. C 12 4,000 5.10 1
Miller. .1. H 85,000 3.30 :
<>tt. C 24 72.500 3.10!
ott. C 6 57.500 3.70
Penn. Milk Pro. C0....22P 3,000 410 '
Ptnn. Milk Pro. C 0.,. .22P 5,000 3.60 |
Penn. Milk Pro. C 0....18 2,000 3.60 I
Packer, J. C 6 1 if,,000 3.10 |
Hitter, H. A 15 550,000 4.30
Stain*. John 22P 125.000 3.10 |
Stober, Lewis 6 150,000 4.n0 j
Siourt'er, .1. W 12 7,500 3.60
Wolf. J. C 12 50,000 3.20 j
Test indicated this lone sample con- |
tained 500 colon bacteria.
Harrisburg Railways Directors Postpone 1
Discussing Improvements
The Board of Directors of the Har-i
risburg Railways Company, which op
erates the trolley system in and near!
this city, organized for the year this!
morning at a meeting in the offices of!
the company in Market Square. Several
of the directors were out of the city
and no business except the re-election
of officers was transacted.
The annual discussion of extensions
an I improvements to the system 'will
bo taken up at some future meeting
of the board. The officers, all of whom
were re-elected, are as follow:
F. B. Musser, president; B. F. Mov
ers, vice president; Edward Baile'v,
chairman, board o>f directors; John
O'Connell, secretary and treasurer;
Miss Alice Spiekler, assistant secretary
and treasurer; C. L. Bailey, Jr., gener
al counsel; F. M. Davis, superintendent
transportation; C. L. Brinser, claim
Costs Two Cents and Fraction to Bake
Loaf, Says Baker
By Associated Press.
Xew York, March 4.—Fifty retail
bakers were under summons to-day to
appear at the State Attorney General's ]
inquiry into the causes of the high 1
price of bread and testify as to how :
much profit they made in spite of the 1
hi#;h cost otf flour. t
The first to testify, Henry Tidman, '
said that although flour cost more than i
$7 a barrel it cost him only 2 cents and <
a fraction to bake a loaf of bre&li, that i
he sold the loaf wholesale at 3 1-2 1
cepts to one grocer who sold it, retail, 1
at four cents.
Funeral Can Be Held, Certificate Given !
Because the physician who attended I
Mrs. Jane Marshall, 73 years old, who <
died Tuesday afternoon at the Dauphin 1
county almshousj, was out of the city,
no death certificate could be given and
plans for the funeral were delayed, as
nothing could be done until the cer- 1
tificate was granted. The physician re- 1
turned yesterday and the certificate 1
was made out immediately.
Cwtlaml Kna First Pace.
servation measures had been abandoned
■ and, while the President worked, both
. houses marked time for the hands of
the clock to touch 12 noon.
In the House the last hour was de
voted to tributes to Speaker Clark,
Representative Underwood and Repub
lican Leader Mann
Representative Palmer announced
the presentation of a portrait of Mr.
• "Underwood to be hung in the hall of
, the Ways and Means Committee. In
doing so Mr. Palmer said:
< "There is 1.0 doubt Mr. Underwood
soon will be the leader in the Senate.
He is one of the greatest Americans
1 in his time.''
Mann Eulogises the Speaker
The tribute to Speaker Clark was led
by Republican leader Mann, who eu
-1 logized the "able and loved Speaker"
and presented a resolution thanking
him for services. It was passed as
1 the House rose to its feet with a tumult
of applause and cheering. When it
1 subsided the Speaker said:
"The multiplicity of honors and
kindnesses that this House has heaped
011 me goes straight to my heart."*
Mr. Clark paid a tribute to Republi
-1 can Leader Maun, Progressive 1 -cader
Murdock and Representative Under
wood, and said in conclusion, "I hope
every member of the House will enjoy
this long vacation —if in the Provi
dence of God it turns out to be a long
one. And 1 hope that the blessings of
God may rest upon each and every one,
those who are to come back as well as
those who retire to private life. And
may God bless us, every' one."
Retiring Senators Make Farewells
In the Senate, some of the Senators
who nre retiring from public life, made
farewell addresses.
Careful consideration of the public
interest in conservation legislation and
the development of a larger spirit of
comity between the United States and
foreign nations, particularly those of
Central and South America, was urged
by Senator Burton, who was ending 22
years' service in Congress. Instead of
I giviug so much attention to questions!
; of state rights and national control lie |
urged Senators hereafter to consider!
] first the public interests.
While the speaking was going ou in
I both Nouses President Wilson worked
! steadily in his room consulting members
iof his Cabinet and Senators briefly
about each bill and signed many meas- 1
; ures iu quick succession. Among the
j most important was the neutrality reso-|
•ittion passed early this morning, a reso-!
| lution giving medals to the "A. B. C."
•Mediators for their work at tbe Niagara!
conference and the regular appropri-'
j ation measures.
A Billion Dollar Session
The total Appropriations for the ses- j
sion were approximately $1,120,484,-
! 324, several millions under the record
of previous congresses.
In the closing hours, President Wil
son signed the Seamen's bill, the neu
trality resolution empowering him to
prevent ships leaving American ports
: with supplies for belligerent warships,
j promoted Colonel Gc'thals to be a
major general for his services as builder
of the Panama canal and gave promo
tions to other officers associated with
the work. >.
The administration ship bill, the
Philippine bill, the conservation bills, |
j the rural credits provision of the agri-1
cultural bill and ratification of the I
I treaties with Colombia and Nicaragua!
—all hard pressed administration meas-1
j ures—fell by the wayside.
Senators Back to Private Life
In the Senate, several members long j
' prominent national figures—among i
■ them Senators Root and Burton, stepiied I
j back into private life as the curtain |
fell. In the House, Democratic Leader
I Underwood said good-bye, to sit in the |
; next Senate, and three score or more j
j members retired.
For many minutes before adjourn
j ment there was a lull in the Senate,
j Absolutely no business was transacted.
! Senator Simmons paid a tribute to Sen
! ator Perkins, of California, who retired
at noon. Senator Perkins sat for a mo
j ment in the tribute.
Then he slowly half rose from his seat,
1 feebly waved his hand toward the North
j Carolina Senator and his colleagues in
! a gesture of farewell, and then took his
| seat again, too overcome with emotion
j to speak.
Senator Gallinger offered a resolution
! of thanks to Vice President Marshall
for his services as presiding officer of
the Senate. k
Washington, March 4. —After his re- i
j turn to the White House President Wil- I
son dictated the following statement 1
about Congress and its work:
" A great Congress has closed its
sessions. Jts work will prove the pur
pose and quality of its statesmanship
more and more, the longer it is tested.
Business has now a time of calm and
thoughtful adjustment before it, dis
turbed only by the European war. The
circumstances created by the war put I
the nation to a special test, a test of its
true character and of its self-control.
"The constant thought of every
patriotic man should now be for the
country, its place, its order, its just and
tempered judgment in the face of per
plexing difficulties. Its dignity and its
strength alike will appear not only in
the revival of its business, despite
aibnormal condition®, but also in its
power to thinik, to purpose and to act
with patience, with disinterested fair
ness and without excitement in a sprti
of friendliness and enlightenment i
which will firmly establish its influence
throughout the world."
Photoplay To-day
Dainty Ruth Stonehouse, the Essanay
lea-ding lady, appears to-day in a two- 1
reel drama, "An Amateur Prodigal."
In this production Miss Stonhouse ap
pears to great advantage and is ably
assisted by an all-sta.r Esaanay cast.
"Her Husband's Son," Edison "drama,
in two parts, with Gertrude McCoy, tihe
Gibson girl, and Robert Conness in the
leading role, also is on to-day's pro
gram. "A Mad 'h.p Adventure," Vita
graph comedy, with Madcap Dorothy
Kelly as Tommy, a venturesome girl, is 1 .
rescued and protected from a terrible
adventure by Jimmy Morrison. Doro
thy Kelly, as a boy and dressed in an
evening suit, is a sight you should 1
not miss. Adv.*
— 1
Brumbaugh Discusses Local Option ]
Governor Brumbaugh had among his
visitors to-day a number of legislators, 1
who had called by request, and he im
pressed them with his great desire to 1
have the local option bill passed. Dur- i
iog the day lie received a number of 1
telegrams endorsing his stand for local 1
option. \
Cu(lH«d From Klr*t Pace.
L toy the government in fahe recent Grand
i Jury inquiry in New York of alleged
' shipment of supplies "to belligerents at
The resolution becomes effective upon
, signed by the President and will
continue during the existence of the
European war.
Heavy Penalty for Violation
The resolution empowers the Presi
' dent to diiect customs collectors to
i withhold clearance from any vessel of
American or foreign register or license
[ which the President believes to bo
, "about to carry fuel, amis, ammuni
i tion, men or supplies to any warship,
or tender or supply ship of a belligerent
nation in violation of the obligations
1 of the United States as a neutral na
■ tibn." If such a vessel sailed or at
tempted to sail without clearance a flno
; of from $2,000 to SIO,OOO. imprison
i ment of two years, or both, and for
; feiture of the vessel would be imposed.
■ The President- is empowered to use tho
military forces of the country to en
-1 force the law.
London, March 2, 2.15 P. M.—(De
: layed in Transmission) —The Standard
Oil Company steamer Platuria bound
I for Malmo, Sweden, has been detained
at Kirkwall. Scotland, by order of Ad
miralty officials, pending an investiga
The Platuria, a steamer of 2,204
tons, under command of Captain Car
penter. sailed from Philadelphia ou Feb
ruary 3 bound for Malmo an 1 Helsing
borg. The Platuria was formerly the
I German steamer Diamant but she now
sails under American register, having
changed her flag last October.
This is the second time the Platuria
has been detained by the marine au-
I thorities on Great Britain. The latter
| part of October, *1914, she was seize 1
iby British ' warships off the coa-st or
| Scotland and tak?n into Stornoway, At
! this time she was on her way from New
j York to Asrhuus with a cargo utf illu
minating oil. The United States form
| ally protested against ~r detention,
I and she was released in November.
New York, March 4.—The Standard
| Oil Company of New Jersey announced
j to-day that it had received a cablegram
saying its tank steamer Platuria,
j detained at Kirkwall, Scotland, by the
J British admiralty, had oeen released
! and was now on its way to its destina
Continued From First Pun*.
era Poland, by the Russians, but assert
tile Russians suffered so severely during
the attack that they were unable to de
sist further the orderly retreat of the
Germans. This account is at variance
with Russian reports of a few days
ago which stated that the German re
treat was the most disorderly and pre
cipitated of any in that area of mili
tary activities. The German statement
I says, however, that large numbers of
! wounded were left behind in neighbor
ing villages.
The French War Office has given
; a more definite idea of the oxtent of
i the battle now in progress in Cham
pagne. The attacking front is about
four miles in length, and it is asserted
j that the allies now hold German posi
tions to the depth of about two-thirds
I of a mile.
The official German statement of to
day says that the French attacks in this
region were repulsed easily. The '
French statement asserts that violent :
assaults by the Germans were defeated.
North of Arras, near the Belgian
border, the Germans captured positions
of the allies, which they say were near- I
ly a mile in extent. Russian attacks
near the Prussian border are said by
the Germans to have failed. The Ger- i
man efforts to capture Ossowetz have !
resulted in a violent battle, with no de- 1
dsion yet in sight.
Rome, March 4.—A state of siege
| has been proclaimed in the greater por-
I I ion of Cyrenaica in an effort to put
down a rebellion.
Cyrenaica is one of the independent j
j administrative and military districts ofj
| Tripoli which now is under Italian con j
| trol. A dispatch from Home on Feb-j
j ruary 10 says information has been re-1
j reived from Tripoli to the effect tint
| reinforcements had reached Captain 1
Vollino whose native troops ha.l almost |
entirely deserted him as the result of a |
rebellion in Libya. It was said that;
the rebellion had been encouraged by!
the withdrawal of Italian troops from,
; the interior to the coast and that the
| movement gradually was encircling
Tripoli itself where fortifications were j
being erected.
Want Cablegrams in Plain Language
New York, March 4.—The Commercial
Cable Company announced to-day that I
the Dutch government had renewed itsj
notice that cablegrams to the Dutch
East Indies must be in plain language, i
English or French.
Thrr: Ministers Already Have Resigned
—Floods Destroy Railroad "bridge
By Associated Press,
Lima, Peru, March 4.—A cabinet
crisis in Bolivia seems imminent. The
ministers of foreign affairs, public
works and home affairs have already re
signed and it is expected that the re
mainder of the government will give
up their portfolios.
1 Floods have destroyed the bridge of
the Bolivian Railways Companv ana
traffic between Arica and LaPaz'is in
Peddling Part of Kaufman's Sign When
Taken by Police
As they were attempting to dispose
of some junk late yesterday afternoon
Edwin Kaiser, David Lowe and Peter
Chickley were arrested on a charge of
larceny by Policemen Schelhas and
Dickey. The jnnk, it is alleged, was
It was part of the sign that once
stood over tho Kaufman Underselling
stores in Market square and journal
metal which has never been used. The
stuff was taken to police headquarters
to await identification.
Many Thousand Pages of Testimony
Must Be Considered by
Court Which Is to Hear Appeals of
When the Superior Court, which
meets here next week, considers appeals
takcu by creditors in the case of the
Tradesmen's' Trust Company, a defunot |
concern, whose affairs are being wound j
up by a receiver, that court will have i
beifore it a batch of books, papers and
petitions, that with one or two excep
tions possibly in larger than any other'
case tried in I lie Dauphin county courts.
The case goes Into the Superior Court
on appeals of creditors from the decis
ions of Eugene Snyder and Henry S.
Bornemnn, auditors who examined the
accounts of Percy M. Chandler, receiv
er, and who are about to distribute un
expended balances amounting to more
than a million dollars. The records in
the case all have been on tile in the of
fice of the local Prothonotarv, and take
up more than a score of the regular til
ing cases.
This morning these recoiMs, which in
clude many thousands of pages of tes
timony and other data, were packed
into a box, preparatory to being sent to
William Pearson, of this city, Prothono
t'ary of the Superior Court. The pack
ing case is 30 indies high; 15 inches
wide and 13 inches thick, it was taxed
to its capacity by the records.
To Transfer Incenses
Applications for the transfer of two
liquor licenses, one a wholesale and the
other retail, will Iks presented to the
court on Monday, March 15, according
to notices filed to-day with Prothono
tary Holler, by Attorney L. C. Carl.
Jacob S. Kodar wants to take over the
wholesale business in "Mechanis Hall,"
now being conducted by John M. Stad
nar and l'eter J. Adamiak seeks the li
cense held by John Andulis for the
Palace Restaurant.
Began Work on Sewer
Williafti 11. Opperman to-day begun
work on the construction of a sewer in
Twentieth street, from Hiidrup to Mar
Marriage Licenses
John T. Rich ami Klsie V. Beegle, j
A i too n a.
l'aul W. Caldwell, Tyrone, and Mar
garet B. Spencer, Spruce Creek.
Abram T. Zimmerman, Camp Hill,
and Minnie I. Oline, New Cumberland.
I Two Thousand Harrisburgers Expected
to Take Trip to Lancaster
March 10
Plans for the big excursion of Har
risburg persons to Lancaster on tues
| day evening, March 16, to hear Dr.
j Stougii, the evangelist, were announced
i this morning by Charles F. Clippinger,
; director of the Harrisburg evangelistic j
chorus, under whose direction the trip 1
is to be made. At least 2,000 people |
from Harrisburg and nearby towns are 1
expected to go on the trip.
'fhe local evangelistic chorus, which i'
; numbers 1,100, will sing in the Lan- j '
, caster tabernacle on the night of the j
| trip and Dr. Stough will preach the !
j sermon. During the big campaign in j
I this city the locaT chorus was declared ,
! one of the best ever organized for evan-, ,
' gelistic purposes, and it is the desire of
'the Lancaster cam, aign supporters to . j
| hear the local singers.
Members of the Stough Ampaign '
j committee, in this city, will bf among , '
| the number to go on the excursion. Pass (
I privileges will be- recognized on the I
I steel train special which will carry the I
j 'Harrisburg guests to the City of Lan- ' ,
caster. A special rate has been obtained
for the excursion party of $1.50 round
trip for adults and 75 cents for chil-i
The special train will steani out of :
the Pennsy station at 6 o'clock sharp .
on the evening of the 16th, arriving at
Lancaster at 6.50; returning the special j
train will leave Lancaster at 10.30, ar-: |
riving in Harrisburg at 11.20. The big! .
orchestra which played at the local tab-),
ernac le during the Stough campaign 1 ,
will accompany the chorus ami will play ! j
the song accompaniments.
Identification checks which will be!'
accepted in lieu of tickets on the ex- (
cursiou special can be purchased at the I
Central Book Store, Cotterell's book,
store: SchelFs seed store. Thirteenth j (
and iMarket streets; the grocery store j (
of <>. E. Hankie, State and Lvnn streets; I .
G. K. Harris, 1927 North Sixth street;)
8. T. Kinsinger, Fourth anil Woodbine |
streets, ami the MoCurdv drug store, ;
Officers Will Be Elected at Meeting to 1
Be Held March 18
Oflicers wiH be noniiiuated at a meet
ing of Lodge No. 107, Loyal Order of
Mooi-ia, to be held this evening at 8
o'clock. The election will be held on
March 18. Following the meeting to
night a luncheon will be served.
Preparations are now being made for 1
the -anmual St. Patrick's Day celebra
tion, which will be held both afternoon
and evening, March 17. A vaudeville
show will 'be held in the evening, when
appropriate souvenirs will be given all
who attend. Among the numbers on the s
program is "Pete" Pendegast, a local j
I - s
Snow, Rain and Sleet Hamper Wire and 1 '
Rail Communication
By Associated Press.
Kansas City, Mo., March 4.—Snow,
rain and sleet fell last night and to i
day over most of Missouri, Kansas, t
Nebraska and Oklahoma, and parts of 2
Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana, accord- j
ing to the local United States Weather e
Bureau. The snow, centering in the 0
northern States, ranged in depth from a
two inches in Kansas City to nine n
inches in Central Kansas and eleven t
inches in North Platte, Neb. ,f
A driving wind from the northeast
accompanied the storm in most direc- n
tions causing snow to drift and tearing li
down the telegraph and telephone poles, k
greatly hampering wire and rail com- c
uiunication. n
Paris, March 4, 5.05 A. M. —The
quiet and dignified manner in which the
s American press and public received the
declaration of proposed
naval reprisals agaiust Germany has
made a strong impression in i ranee.
Writers in the leading point
out that a nation so devoted to busiuess
interests as the United States scarcely
could be expected to remain unmoved
at the proposal of closing the sea routes
! to a country with which it does an'an-
I nual business of $500,000,000.
I "We can prevent loss to neutrals,"
I says tne "IM : atinf" by purchasing inter
cepted cargoes of which we desire to
deprive Germany. We should perhaps
. lose on these purchases which we neith
er could use nor resell until later but
the loss would be a mere drop in the
ocean of enormous war expense ami
very little in comparison to the extra
blood it would have been necessary to
shed for having neglected this neces
sary means to hasten the enemy's
capitulation by economic strangula
Professor Charles Riehet, writing in
the '"Figaro," ifedares that while the
Germans contend the allies' blockade is
barbarous and contrary to international
law, a blockade carried out bv a
French fleet prevented British admirals
from revietualing General Cornwallis,
thus forcing him to capitulate > at York
town in the American revolutionary
war. Prof. Riehet says no historian has
ever pretended this was a disloyal act
and "we should be greatly surprised if
tile Americans 1915 condemned a pro
ceeding which 'permitted General Wash
ington in 1781 to win American inde
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of the German government would
be willing to agree as suggested not
to use floating mined and to have
anchored mines constructed as indi
cated. Moreover, they agree to put the
stamp of the government on all mines
to be planted. On the other hand, it
does not appear to them to be for the
belligerents wholly to forego the use of
anchored mines for offensive purposes.
"Second—The German government
would undertake not to use their sub
marines to attack mercantile ships of
any flag except when necessary to en
force, the right of visit and search.
Should the enemy nationality of fhe
vessel or the presence of contraband
be ascertained, submarines would pro
ceed in accordance with the general
rules of international law.
Use of the Neutral Flag
"Third—As provided in the Amer
ican note this restriction of the use
of the submarines is contingent on the
fact that enemy mercantile ships ab
stain from the use of the neutral flag
and other neutral distinctive marks. It
would appear to be a matter of course
that such mercantile vessels also ab
stain from arming themselves and from
all resistance by force since such pro
cedure contrary to international law
would render impossible any action of
the submarines in accordance Yith in
j ternational law.
"Fourth—The regulation of legiti
! mate importations of food into Ger
. many suggested by the American gov
i eminent appears to be in general ae
j ceptable. Such regulations would, of
course, be confined to importations by
! sea, but that would on th e otheT hand
! include indirect importations by way
|of neutral ports. The German govern
j meut would therefore, be willing to
: make the declarations of the nature pro-
I vides in the American note so that t.h-e
| use of thq imported fco l an, I and food
' stuffs solely by the 110III'oiub'i till! papu
| lation would be guaranteed. The im
perial government must, however, in ad
dition, emphasize having' the importa
j tion of other raw materials used by the
| economic system of nonconibatants, in
cluding forage, permitted. To that
i end the enemy governments would have
to permit the free entry into Germany
of the raw material mentioned in the
; free list of the Declaration of London
and to treat materials included in the
list of conditional contraband accord
ing to the fame principles as food and
; foodstuffs.
Hope Agreement May Be Reached
"The Merman government venture
j to hope that the agreement for which
j the American government havo paved
j the way may be reached after due con
sideration ot the remarks made above,
and that in this way peaceable neutral
j shipping and trade will not have to
suffer any more than is absolutelv nec
, essary from the unavoidable effects of
i maritime war. These effects could be
still further reduced if, as was pointed
j out in the German note of the six
-1 tenth instant, some way could 4>e found
to exclude the shipping of munitions of
! war from neutral countries to belliger
ents on ships of any nationality.
"The German government must, of
course, reserve a definite statement of
their position until such time as thev
may receive further information from
the American government enabling
them to see what obligations the
British government, arc on their part
willing to assume."
Sauerkraut, Pork and Mashed Potatoes
Given Fifty Families on Recommen
dation of Associated Charities
Fifty families of destitute circum
stances, ranging from four to fifteen
members in a family, received their din
ner to-day at the Loyal Order of Moose i
Home, Third and Boas streets. The'
families were reeommended by the As- j
sociated Charities, and came from
every section of the city, with bucket)
holding from two quarts to two gal
lons, which were filled with sauerkraut,
mashed potatoes and pork.
This was one of the many treats giv
ing annually by the Moose* lodge. On
this occasion, 35 gallons of sauerkraut,
2 L 2 bushel of |>otatoes, 50 pounds of
pork and 200 loaves of bread were giv
en away. Each person, in the majority
of cases children, were given an
amount proportionally to the number of
members of the family. From one to
three loaves of bread were also given a
A similar event to be held in the
near future is now being planned by the
lodge, at which time soups of various
kinds will be served. Persons to re
ceive the food at this time will be rec
ommended by tlie Associated Charities.
Caatlaued From Flrat Face.
not set that up as a reason for not go
ing ahead with the work.
"I have carried out my contract.
There is nothing for nie to do anil I
will*do nothing.
"Wheu asked what 'disposition he
will make of the equiplnent he used,
Walter said he may sell it, " but, real
ly, I have not made up my mi ml about
j that."
Lynch's View of Situation
Lynch too* an entirely different
view of th« situation. He declared that
| Walter is bound by his contract to keep
the streets in re[mir up until April 1,
1915, and that the uotk'c sent eut di
recting him to begin work within ten
days, makes it mandatory for him to
proceed at once.
Lynch went further and said that if
all city streets are not in repair by
April 1, the coutraptor will be held li
able to* reipair those sections that arc
in bad condition at that time.
The Highway Commissioner went on
to say that the city will not be the
loser as a result of the controversy, no
matter what course the contractor may
pursue, atul he said something about the
'likelihood of Walter changing his mind
before all is over.
"If Walter holds out and refuses to
start work will you at once proceed on
his bond?" Lynch was asked.
<?\Ve certainly will," said Lynch,
i "He will not get the remaining $3,730
! unless he does the work."
City Have Eepair Plant
Repairs to the city streets for years
have been inqde by contractors. Wal
ler was awarded the job early in 1910,
his contract to run for a term of five
years and he to receive $15,000 an
nually. At that time the city's liscal
year ran from April to April. Since the
commission form of government law
has been in effect, the fiscal year be
gins in January and closes in Decem
The contract with Walter expires
on April 1, and it was not renewed be
cause in November, 1913, the voters
approved the plan to float $25,000
worth of improvement bonds with
which to construct a city asphalt repair
plant. An ordinance providing for the
purchase of a site for this plant now is
pending before the City Commission
j ers. Thtre is hope, city officials say,
I iyf having the plant in operation by
May 1. ...
Continued From Flrat Pa«.
j decided to close because of generally
I unsatisfactory conditions aiwl "certain
! paper which the bank held, paper which
ordinarily would be all right." He ex
pressed the hope that depositors would
be paid in full, but mid lie could make
,no promise. The German National had
a Pittsburgh municipal deposit of $40,-
Capital and Surplus Wiped Out
Washington, March 4.—Comptroller
Williams in a statement to-day declar
ed bad management was the cause of
tohe failure of the German National
bank of Pittsburgh. He announced that
the capital and surplus of the bank
have been wiped out, but that it is too
j early to forecast how much will Tie paid
I depositors. Mr. Williams' statement
I says:
"The failure of the German Na
j tional bauk of Pittsburgh, has no sig
nificance as bearing on the general
business situation but again illustrates
the truth of the saying that ' the way
of the transgressor is hard.'
Result of Bad Management
| "This department has been earnest
j lv endeavoring to rectify and amelio
rate the bad conditions which were
found to exist in this bank at the be
ginning of this administration. The
i troubles of the 'bank hail, however,
: progressed too far and depositors and
shareholders are paying the price of
j bad management. The failure was' not
! caused by a run but by a persistent dis
j regard of the elementary principles of
| .sound banking.
"After consultation with the nation
j a«l bank examiner and the local clearing
j house officials, its directors last night
passed a resolution to close the bank.
■ National Bank Examiner Cooper is now
in charge of the bank as temporary rc-
I ceiver.
"The examiner's investigation now
indicates that the capital anil surplus
have been wiped out but it is too early
as yet to exipress an opinion as to
whether the amount which will eventu
ally be paid depositors will be nearer
to a hundred cents than fifty cents on
| the dollar."
Charged With Looting Stores
Leroy Gilbert, Charles Bnckey and \
[John Senders, charged with three rab-j
beries of Cameron street stores of goods
valued at SBO. were held under S3OO |
bail for ctuirt by Mayor Koval this aft
ernoon. All but a few dollars worth
of the stolen goods was recovered by
the police at Gilbert's home at 1244
South Cameron street.
Concert Association to MeeJ;
The Municipal Band. Concert Associ
ation will meet this evening in the I
headquarters on the third floor of 225
Market street for the purpose of or
ganization. The plan of the association
to give concerts in Harris<burg has been
submitted to the llarrisburg Chamber
of Commerce and the reply will be dis
Mountain Fire at Lykens
Lykens, Pa., March 4.—There is
some apprehension that a fire raging in
the mountains a mile east from the town
will reach the Catholic cemetery, but
diminishing winds have allayed that
fear to a great extent. The town is in
no danger. Much damage has been
done to young timber.
J- C. Beeser blected Secretary and
Organization Effected—Dr. C. New
ton Dubs Speaker at Missionary
OwTifde 'V ht \, Star " lndependent ->
•business Jessfon f th «
sylvan in ,w f the Antral Penn
' f HarriSburg. , va . s u» have pre
sided, but is prevented by illness fL
present' A | > °" t | 2 °° dR,e £ ates
1 resent, 130 clerical and 70 lav.
-»t a missionary tervice last ni<rh»
J 1 Eh*bs. of Hajrisburir The
," r f iT """nference follows:
Rev K R ft T S,,M r »Uy, the
. b. B. Duu, eJiairmau.
*Ti(lay Evening—K. L C F mil,.
Rev K I V ' c' H A J izener Presiding. Tfie
• ,' Hunt, recently elected fts
dav h i°' i of evan K e| ical and Sun
speaker. °° hterature > . *i« be the
■Saturday Evening l —At 7.30, mission
ary anniversary. The Rev. B. H. Nie
('orresponding secretary of the
Church Extension Society, will addre*s
Ut 1,16 <fonclußio n of the
Sunday 930 a. m., Sunday school,
w. Horace Cornman, superintendent;
urn ;r a " r< lination sermon bv th.i
servit K fi P: ° ni " or| l'nation
Hji Ihp i'f i CL E. service,
Halbert Jacobs, presiding; 7 r, m
preaching. 1 1
Evening 7.30, the Educa
tional Anl Society canvasses, the Rev.
Coatlnurd Frum Flrat Pa«t
yards of additional filling material. He
has not yet estimated the exmet amount
that will be necessary, but ho did <av
that it will not exceed 5,000 cubic
yards. That amount would cost a littla
more than $1,300.
The Park Commissioner said to-day
that much of the dirt that had beoii
washed by the llood from the top of the
bank was deqiosited at the base, cover
ing unslightly rocks. He added that It
would have been necessary to enmtoy
men to drag down the dirt to cover
these rocks, but the flood has done that
work and he says that the damages
through actual loss of dirt is offset to
some extent by deposits at the foot of
the slope.
Both Taylor and his engineers who
have examined the river bank where
the fresh (ill was made immediately be
fore the flood came, estimated the
amount of dirt carried away by the
high water to be from 500 to 1000
cubic yards.
lay lor said that the City Commis
sioners, when they awarded the con
tract for the present fill to tihe Brown-
King Company, virtually divided that
additional material would be necessary
beyond the 15,00'0 yards originally
provided for.
The river bank, between Calder
street and Maclay street will be ej
teuded between nix and eight feet and
j in some places as much as twelve foot.
Furnished by H. W. Snavely, Broker.
Arcade Building, Walnut and Court
New York, March 4.
Open. Close
Alaska Gold Mines .. . 29% 29%
Amal Copper 54i/„ 03%
j Amer Beet Sugar .... 3 9 39
j American Can 27% 27%.
jAm Oair and Foundry Co 41 % 411.,
Am Ice Securities "... 26% 27
Amer Loco 197/ g
j Amer Smelting 64 62%
| American Sugar 102 101%
; Anaconda 25% 25%
Atchison 95% 95
Baltimore and Ohio ... 66% 66%
Bethlehem Steel 54% 54%
Brooklyn K T 87% 87%
Californa Petroleum .. 17% 17%
Canadian Pacific 156'/., 156%
Central Leather 34" 33%
Chesapeake and Ohio 41 41
<'hi, Mil and St. Paul.. 86 86%
! Chino Con Copper 35% 3b%
Consol Gas 11714 1'17%
<'orn Products 9% 91,*
Distilling Securities ... 8% 8
Erie 21% 21%
Erie, Ist pfd 3514 34%
General Electric Co ... 139 139'/*
Goodrich BE 32 31'/,
• ireat Nor pfd 115 115%
Great Nor Ore subs ... 32 32
Illinois Central 103% 103%
Interboro Met 56% 5.6%
Lehigh Valley 134 Vi 134
Mex Petroleum 65% 65%
Missouri Pacific 12% 12
National Lead 53% 5'3%
Nev Consol Copper ... 12% 12%
New York Central .... 83 S3y a
N Y, W H and H 49 1 4»y~
Norfolk and Western .. 10114 101%
Northern Pacific 103 101%
Pacific Mail 20% 20%
Penna R R 104% 105%
Pittsburgh Coal ...... 21) 20
Press Steel Car 27 27
Ray Con. Copper 17 17 %
Reading 114% 143%
Kepub. I. and S. pfd .. 75% 75%
Southern Pacific 83'/ 4 83'
Southern Ry 15% 15%
do pfd 4 81/3 47 Va
Tennessee Copper ...... 27% 26%
Union Pacific 118'/ 4 118
U. S. Rubber 56 55%
U. S. Steel 43% 43%
do pfd 105 104%
Utah Copper 52% 51%
Vir.-Carolina Chern. # 2O 20
Western Maryland 20 20
W. L*. Telegraph 63% 63%
Westinghouse Mfg .... 69 66%
Chicago Board of Trade Closing
Bji Atnociateil Prettt,
Chicago, March 4.—Close:
Wheat —May 139 5-8; July 112 7-8
Corn —Mav"72 l-2;,July 74 1-2.
Oats—May 55 1-2; July 51 1-2.
Pork—May 17.2 7; July 17.65.
I^ard—May 10.32;, July 10.60.
Ribs —May 9.87; July 10.17.
Wilson War Policy Endorsement Tabled
Des Moines, la., March 4.—An en
dorsement of President Wilson's Euro
pean war policy was tahled in the lowa
Senate to-day by a vote of 28 to 9.