The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, March 05, 1915, Image 1

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DtUIM Report* P«c« •
S&WSS." 0 VOL. 77—NO. 78.
Question Is Raised as
to How Good a Bar
gain Was Made by
the Commissioners
When It Becomes
Known That 40,000
Yards Are Being De
livered Without Cost
to M'Cormick Prop
erty at Paxton Street
City Contracted For
15,000 Yards at the
Figure Mentioned
and Mr. Taylor Has
Said He Will Propose
On Next Tuesday
That 3,000 to 5,000
More Yards Be Con
tracted For at Same
Price of Twenty-six
and Two-thirds
Cents a Yard
The question was being asked in mu
nicipal circles to-day:
''PT9 the City actually get a bargain
when it contracted to pay the Brown-
King Construction Company $4,000 to
haul ami dump 15,000 cubic yards of
earth down the river bank for the 811
between Maclay and Calder streets? - '
The point was raised since it has be
come known also that the same eom-
pany is delivering a far greater amount
of earth—something like 40,000 yards
—to fill a low piece of land belonging
to the Henry HcCormick estate, be
tween Dock and Paxton streets.
Moreover, according to a statement
obtained from l'rank Martin, real es-
tate agent and business representative
of the McCormick estate, the Brown-
King Company, which is excavating for
the Pennsylvania railroad improvements
along Second street, south of Mulberry,
apparently is only too glad to have a
place to dump this 40,000 yards of
dirt, free of cost, to the McCormieks,
and actually asked permission of the
McCormick estate to place it on their
property gratis.
City Proposes to Buy More
The question as to whether the City
got a goou bargain was regarded as
especially pertinent at this time in view
of the fact that Park Commissioner M.
Harvey Taylor announced yesterday
that he will ask the City Commission
in its meeting next Tuesday to author
ize him to contract to pay the Brown-
King Company for from 3,000 to 5,000
more yards of dirt, for Xorth Front
street, at the same rate the 15,000
yards were paid for, or 26 2-3 cents a
This dirt is needed, according to Mr.
Taylor, in part to replace the dirt that
was washed away by the flooJ of last
week and in part to complete the fill,
the original amount of earth obtained
for that purpose not having been suf
ficient. At 26 2-3 cents, 5,000 more
yards would cost the City about $1,300.
It was learned this morning that the
contractors, when at their -wits end
to know where to dump the large
amount of dirt they have been taking
from the South Second street excava
tions, of their own volation asked the
McCormick Estate to permit the com
pany to throw about 50,000 cubic
yards of earth on the la<w land belong
ing to the estate, and in consideration
of the privilege the contractors even
agreed to grade the land just as the
McCormieks would have it.
After that agreement was entered
into between trustees of the McCor
mick estate and the contractors it was
found that not all of the 50,000 cubic
yards of fill would be available for the
McCormick land—that not much more
than 35,000 or 40,000 conld be sup
plied—since the city desired 15,000
yards for the Front street fill, and
agreed to pay twenty-six and two
thirds cents a cubic yard for it.
Asked Estates Permission
Frank. Martin, representative of the
McCormick estate, to whom one of the
CMthwtd Thlrtceath Put,
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Friends of Both Boy Singer and Bay
Senger Are Wondering If Either
Can Be the "Boy Sanger, of Har
risburg," Beported in Hospital
Mvsterv surrounds the case of "Boy
Sanger," about 21 years old, the
youth who was reported in dispatches
from Hagerstown yesterday as having
been taken from a Western Maryland
freight train Wednesday in Cumber
land, Md., half starved and evidently
under the influence of some kind of
drug. He gave his home as Harrisburg,
The man referred to ae "Sanger,''
it was asserted here to-day, may be
one of two cousins, Roy Singer, son of
Mrs. Lillian Sincer, of Hainlyn, or Ray
Singer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Singer, of Dauphin. Both boye are near
21 years old and both are away from
Mrs. Harry Singer, of Dauphin, last
night 'phoned to the su;>erinteudent of
of the hospital in Cumberland, Md.,
and learned that the drugged youth is
on a fair way to recovery and has been
discharged from the hospital. His name
was recorded as "Roy Sanger, Harris
burg, Pa." The superintendent ad
mitted that the drug which had been
given to the boy by two men who, he
said had traveled in the freight train
with him from Hagerstown, made his
tongue rather thick and a mistake may
have been made recording the name.
This has complicated matters some
what and caused anxiety to both the
Dauphin and Hie Hainlyn family. Mrs.
i Harry Singer has written the hospital
asking for a discription of the patient
and in this way she hopes to solve the
mystery. The Dauphin man has blue
eyes and sandy hair while the Hainlyn
man has dark hair and dark eyes. Un
til the description arrives nothing defi
nite will be known.
Rav Singer, of Dauphin, according
to his mother, has been going under
the name of "Roy'' and has been
away from home for three years. He
had written home regularly until six
weeks ago. Mrs. Lillian Singer could
not be rea.'hed this morning, but neigh
bors said her son had not been around
the house for a week.
Snowfall of From Four to Seventeen
Inches Deep in Number of
Western States
By Associated Press.
Chicago, March s.—The blizzard
that swept portions of the Middle
West and Southwest last night reached
Chicago early to-day. According to
officials of t/he local Weather Bureau, a
heavy snowfall is expected.
Reports from Kansas, Missouri, Ne
braska, Oklahoma and Arkansas told
of a snow fail from 4 to 17 inches.
Traffic throughout Kansas, Nebraska
and Western Missouri was reported to
be seriously affected. In Northern Ne
braska and South Dakota high winds
prevailed, piling the snow in huge
drifts, which, in some places, stopped
railroad transportation. Telephone and
telegraph communication was seriously
hampered out of Chicago and through
the snow bound districts.
The storm extended eastward during
the day and prospects were, said a spe
cial forecast from the Weather Bureau,
would reach the Atlantic coast!
At 7 a. m. the snow fall here was
eight-tenths of an inch and two hours
later had nearly doubled in depth.
Local transportation suffered severe
ly and most trains from the West
were late.
Washington, March s.—The Middle
Western snow storm, officials at Weath
er Bureau headquarters said to-day,
probably will turn into rain when it
reaches the East, except in Northern
New England and Northern New York,
where there will be snow. The storm is
moving northeast and probably will go
out to sea through the St, Lawrence
House That Sheltered Persons Who
Came Here on the Mayflower to
oCt Under Hammer
Plymouth, Mass., March s.—The only
remaining house in America which has
sheltered persons vho came here on the
■Mayflower in 1620 is to be sold at auc
tion next month by order of the court.
The house was built in 1666 by a
son of John Howland, the last May
flower survivor, and it is assumed that
the elder Howland was a caller at the
son 'a home. In course of time the
building fell into decay, but upon the
organization of the Society of the De
scendants of Pilgrim John Howland of
the Ship Mayflower, the property was
acquired and restored. Through the so
ciety's failure to satisfy a note, judg
ment against the organization was ob
tained. The court order for the sale
of the property followed.
Believed Man Found
Dead Along Tracks
Was G. M. Sadler of
Supposed Victim, Whose Property la
Found To-day tn Traveling Case
Concealed in Field, Had Been Miss
ing From Home Three Weeks
A traveling bag uiiearthe«l this
morning by boys playing in a field near
Paxt-on street aud the tracks of the
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad and
turned over to the Police Department
was identified as the property of George
M. Sadler, who. it was learned -by the
Star-Independent, has been missing
from his home, 338 Adams street, Wil
liamsport, for the last three weeks.
This discovery gave such strong grounds
for belief that the unidentified man
found dead near the Reading tracks at
Nineteenth street, last Monday, and
since buried in the Potter's field, wis
murdered. The theory is that he was
Sadler and the police and the Coroner's
office late this afternoon were working
on this phase of the mystery.
The body, which was buried on Wed
nesday after futile eft'orts were made to
identify it, will now probably be ex
Bag Recently Buried
The bag was found hidden in an old
boiler in a fiel i and had been ,-arefully
and cleverly concealed beneath moss.
The bag shows signs of haviug been
■towried no imrrr thm forta fi»pr "rtfrr*
and the- police immediately e mneoted
the finding of thus grip with the body
of the man who originally had been
thought to have been killed by a Read
ing railroad train at the Nineteenth
street crossing.
Sadlcy Missing Three Weeks
Following the clue given by a let
ter in the bag addressed to George M.
Sadler, 338 Adams street, Williamsport,
the Star-Independent investigated and
found that a man by that name and
that address left his home three weeks
ago and has not been heard of since.
He left a wife and three children.
A post card photograph in the bag,
on which was written a name, prob
ably that of his wife, may be the
means of identifying tihe man who was
buried Wednesday.
The descriptions given by Coroner
Eckinger of the man found along the
railroad cut and that of Sadler, re
ceived from Williamsport, are almost
identical. He is said in Williamsport
to be about six feet tall, while Coroner
Eckinger said he was five feet eleven.
The estimated weights almost corre
Mystery in Finding of Bag
It was evident to the police that the
bag was hidden away, whether by Sad
ler himseif, or by thieves who may have
ro>bbed Sadler, attacked him and left
him dying along the tracks after going
through his clothes, is not c«tabli-hcd.
The information received from Wil
liamsport was turned to Captain
of Police Thompson, who said he be
lieved that there ha I been foul pav
ami notified Coroner Eckinger who
started investigating anew.
The bag was turned over to Patrol
man Carson by the boys who found it.
It is a square one, such as commercial
men carry. The contents were such as
a man in moderate circumstances wool 1
pack up for a trip. Some jewelry, of
little value, was also in the bag.
Chief Kindler Turns Investigation of
Shearer Building Blase Over to
Stat* Department
Circumstances surrounding the fire
in the second floor of the Shearer
building, 204-206 Market street, at
7.15 o'clock last evening were so sus
picious that F"ire Chief Kindler re
ferred it to the State fire marshal, who
placed a deputy in charge of an in
vestigation, according to Fire Chief
Kindler to-day.
The latter learned that papers in
this room were swept into the center
of the floor yesterday preparatory to
removal anil when the fire was discov
ered last night this paper had been
pushed into a corner of the room and
wan burning. Ohief Kindler is of the
opinion that some one from the outside
went into the building and fired it.
The paper had been piled around a
steam pipe in an effort to allay sus
An alarm was turned in from Box
112, Market square, but one hand ex
tinguisher was sufficient. This is the
second fire in that building in t>wo
days, the first occurring Wednesday
afternoon. That time it was found in
the stairway and wires were believed
to have start«d it. The loss from both
fires will not exceed 1-26.
One Woman Took Bottle of Laudanum
a Day—Four Apply at Hospital—
County Physicians Busy With Care
—One Had Twenty Oases
That the new federal law placing
the snle of all drugs tinder the control
of the internal revenue department so
that the purchaser of any haibit form
ing drug may be traced is causing a lot
of suffering in Harriaburg, four per
sons —n.inost nervous wrecks —having
applied at the Harrisburg hospital for
Since March 1, when the law went
into effect, it is impossible to get drugs
except on a physician's prescription and
persons addicted to the use of drugs
have found it practically impossible as
one prescription may not be tilled more
than once.
One particularly distressing case
came to the attention of the Harrisburg
hospital officials. A woman who did not
disclose her identity telephoned to that
institution. She said she had been ac
customed to usinj: a bottle of laudanum
each day and was almost insane. The
hospital authorities could do nothing
for her. Three others have applied for
treatment nt tin 1 t'ree dispensary.
One niau with a leg off to the knee
said he was given a narcotic at the
time of the accident which made the
amputation of his leg necessary and
had been addicted to the use of drugs
since that time; another said he has
been using morphine for six years. Tho
fourth applicant, a well dressed man.
who has also been using drugs for near
ly six years, attracted the attention of
the physicians. His nervous condition
was pitiful and efforts were made to
prescribe a harmless substitute but it
was of no avail. Physicians believe he
will die if lie cannot yet the drug.
Scores have gone n> private phy
sicians for relief. The Dauphin coun
ty poor board is considering establishr
ing a ward at the almshouse for the
treatment of those persons who become
violent. At first they are being referred
to the county physicians, one physician
reporting twenty cases yesterday. A
regular course of treatment is pre
scribed, the dose getting less each day
until the desire for the drug is killed.
Many of the users of habit-forming
[drugs laid in a supply.
Suit to Recover $.>",000 Postage
By Associated Press.
Washington, March ».—Suit to re
cover $57,600 from Truman G. Palmer,
secretary of the U. S. Beet Sugar In
dustry, was filed here to-day by the
government, which alleges that sum
was Mie proper postage oil 320,000 cop
ies of ''Sugar at a Glance" delivered
in the muils under the frank of Sena
j. for Lodge,
Oldest Mason in State Dies
Alleutowu, March s.—Josiah D.
Beitel, the oldest Mason in. this State,
died here to-day aged 92 years, as the
result of a stroke of apoplexy.
Wealthy Man's Dual
Life is Exposed in
Suicide of LilhanMay
Head of New Haven Radiator Company
Maintained ' Home in Brooklyn
Where He Was Known by the
Name of James Dudley
By Associated Press.
Now York l March 5, —Developments
in the case of Lillian May Cook, the
Brooklyn girl whose body was found
near New Haven, Conn., yesterday, are
being watched by the federal authori
ties, according to Samuel J. Reid, As
sistant United States District Attorney
in Brooklyn, if it is shown that Miss
Cook was taken from Brooklyn to Nfcw
Haven in violation of the Mann white
slave act, Mr. Keid declared that he
will prosecute.
"We are seeking information," Mr.
Reid said, "and shall act at once if
anything that comes to us justifies pros
ecution." ,
Woman Will Suffer In Silence
At the Fourth street house, Brooklyn,
which is owned and maintained by Vir
ginius 'Mayo, head of the Mayo Radi
ator Company, of New Haven, under
the name of James Dudley, the young
woman occupant of the house, who is
known as Mrs. Dudley, declared that
she had nothing to say and no defense
to make when informed of the revela
tions made by Mayo of his dual life.
It was in this house that Miss Cook
worked as a nurse to the two Dudley
children before going to New Haven
to take a place as stenographer in
Mayo's office. Mrs. Dudley said that
"I cannot help what the world thinks
of me and I will have to suffer in si
lence." Miss Cook left the Dudley
home two years ago and remained at
home for a year when she was offered
the place in New Haven by Mayo.
Discover Mayo'a DupUdty
Until yesterday when Frank Cook
and his daughter, Laura, went to New
Haven to investigate the disappearance
of Miss Cook, they were not aware that
Mayo and Dudley were the same per
"I never had a suspicion that Mayo
CeatlaMd o> Tkirteeath Put.
Solicitor, at Direction
of L3 r nch, Makes De
mand on Contractors
He Has Not Begun to Mend Streets,
Though Ten Days' Notice Expired
Last Night—lnsists He Has Met
All Contract Obligations
With the expiration last night of the
ten-day notice to Charles P. Walter
to proceed at once, under his $15,000-
a-vear contract with the city to repair
the streets, and the contractor to-day
not having gone on with the work, City
Solicitor Seitz, at the direction of Wil
liam H. Lynch, Commissioner of High
ways, this afternoon forwarded a let
ter to the Title Guaranty and Surety
Company, of Scranton, "which is on
Waiter's bond, calling upon that con
cern to go on with the repairs.
In the meantime Walter, conferred
with Highway Commissioner Lynch,
protested against the latter "proceed
ing on the bond" and suggested not
only the possibility that the whole
matter possibly can be arbitrated, but
that the city officials are "acting too
hastily." To both Lynch and a repre
sentative of the Star-Independent,
Walter declared:
"I will not say point blank that I
will not do the work, but I do say that
I do not think I am legally bound to
do it; that my attorneys have advised
me there is no work remaining that 1
am required under the contract to do
and if Ido ■ go on with the work it will
be under protest."
Commissioner Lynch Iris morning
took the stand that fu.tiiflr drfiny is
dangerous, in view of the condition of
the streets, and that as head of the
highway department, it is up to him
to see that the streets are put in good
condition during the term of the Wait
er contract, which he contends is in
force until April 1.
Nothing to Arbitrate, Says Lynch
Lynch maintains that those streets
that are not in repair by April 1 must
be repaired by the contractor or at the
latter's expense, without regard to how
long it will take after, that time. Lynch
added that he expects to hear from the
bonding company within the next few
days and intimated that he expects the
street repair work to be started in the
very near future.
"The contractor has suggested to me
that the matter be arbitrated," said
Lynch, "but in so far as I can see his
Continued oa Thirteenth Pace.
Say He Stole Bottles of Milk
Pete Patrick, interpeter and politi
cal boss of the foreign district on
North Cameron street, becoming tired
of losing bottles of milk from his door
step, Ijftid a warrant issued this morn
ing for Harry Perkey and then helped
Policeman Kelly serve it. Perkey has
been locked up on a charge of larceny.
Copelln Says It's Not Up to Him
City Treasurer Copelin this morning
denied t'hat the responsibility rests on
him of collecting the rental aWeged to
be due to the city from the Pennsylva
nia Exhibition Company, owner of the
Harrisburg Tri-State baseball team,
for the baseball field on Island Park.
City Directs Resumption of Improve
ment Operations That Will Mean
Jobs for Several Hundred Men
Work on new city street paving and
grading and the laying of sections of
water mains will be begun on or aibout
March 15, according to plans of High
way Commissioner William H. Lynch
and Public Safety Commissioner Harry
F. Bowman, announced to-day.
Lynch this morning issued the usual
ten day notice to the Harrisburf Rail
ways Company to prepare for street
paving on Derry street, between Twen
ty-third and Melrose, and a similar no
tice will be given to the Central Con
struction Company, contractors for this
work, within the next two or three
The Railways Company will have
much preliminary work bo do on the
Derry street joh that may prevent the
paving contractor from getting on the
job until a few days later. All con
tracts for water mains have been let
and the next batch to be awarded will
be let at the meeting of the City Com
missioners next Tuesday, so Mr. Bow
man announced.
March IB really will mark the of
ficial opening of the city improvement
work, Lf weather permits, that being
much earlier than had been the custom.
These jobs will give employment to sev
eral hundred men.
Paving jobs under contract that will
be completed first, include: On Market
street, from Nineteenth to Twenty
first, and one Nineteenth street, from
Market to Chestnut. However, the
Derry street job will take the lead and
that alone, it is estimated, will mean
at least two months' work.
Berlin, March 5, via London, 3.10
P. M.—The war office to-day gave out
the following statement:
"Western theatre of war: South of
Ypres we inflicted "considerable losses
on the British, with artillery fire. In
the positions in .he Lorette hills which
we took away from the French a coun
ter attack was repulsed yesterday aft
"in the Champagne district yester
day and last night the French con
tinued attacks north of Le Mesnil. All
their attacks were repulsed and our po
sitions were maintained.
"Attacks on our positions at Van
quois, east of the Argonne, and in the
forest of Conseuvoye, east of the
Meuse, failed. All attempts to dispute
our possession of ground captured in
the last few days in the district of
Badonviller failed. An attack under
taken last night with considerable
forces on tho heights northeast of
Celles broke down with heavy losses to
the French. Several night attacks also
were unsuccessful ami over 1,000 dead
Frenchmen are lying before our en
"Eastern theatre of war: The situ
ation around Grodno (Northern Po
land) is unchanged. Russian attacks to
the northeast and north of Loinza failed
with heavy losses to the en»my. Many
prisoners of the First and Second Rus
sian divisions of guards are in our
"Further on, as far as the Vistula,
the situation is unchanged. A few ad
vances by Russians east of Ploek were
unsuccessful and strong night attacks
executed by the enemy east of
Skierniewice failed completely."
Bremen, via London, March 5, 12.40
A. M.—The destruction of two freight
ers by torpedoee in the English Chan
nel was witnessed by the captain of
the American tank steamer Gulf Light
from Galveston, February 3 for Bre
men, which arrived in the Weser
Thursday morning with a cargo of cot
ton, according to a story printed in
the "Morgen Jfost."
The captain is quoted by the news
paper as saying the ships were attack
ed by a submarine. One o/ them i a re
ported to have been loaded with rice
and the other with coal. The captain
says the "Morgen Post" asserted that
he passed safely through the mine
fields by following directions issued by
the German admiralty.
London, March 5, 3j2<B P. M.—The
Russian Black Sea fleet is steaming to
ward the Bosporus, says a dispatch
from Home. The Bucharest correspond
ent of fhe "Giornale Dltalia," of
Rome, telegraphs that the Russian fleot
has passed Burgas, Bulgaria.
Burgas is situated on the western
shore of the Black Sea near the east
ern extremity of the Balkans. It is 76
miles north of Adrianople.
Shoaild the Russian fleet attack the
Bosporus it presumably would have
to deal with the Turkish fleet, which
is supposed to be in that region, and
the most powerful member of which is
the cruiser Sultan Selim, formerly the
German cruiser Goeben..
The Bosporus is about 18 miles
lonig and from one-half to one and one
half miles wide. It is defended with
modern fortifications which guard the
approach to Constantinople at the
western end.
Washingtno, March s.—Commander
Gherardi's supplementary report on his
investigation of the sinking of the
American cotton steamers Carib and
Evelyn by mines in the North see, re
ceived to-day from Berlin, says:
"Both boats sunk by mines; no false
directions given by the British. Boats
simply ran on mine fields."
It has been said that the ships were
off courses furnished by the German
authorities and were following routes
given by British officials.
The British Admiralty confirmed to
day reports of the sinking of two Ger
man submarines, the U-8, which the
French Admiralty previously announced
had been destroyed by a torpedo boat,
and an unidentified submersible rammed
by the collier Tbordis.
The captain of the American steamer
Gulf Light, on arriving at Weser, Ger
many, is reported by a Berlin newspa
per to have said that be witnessed the
destruction of two steamers by a Ger
man submarine.
Tbe first reports of definite effects on
American trade of Great Britain's re
taliatory policy against Germany come
from Bremen. It is said that several
American vessels which had been tak
ing on cargoes of German goods, par
ticularly dyestuffs, unloaded these car-
Coatlaae* oa Tfclrteeath Pas*.
The U-8 and an Un
identified Vessel Are
Reported Sent to the
U-8 Was Sunk by Destroyers in the
English Channel off Dover—Un
identified Boat Was Rammed by the
Thordls February U8
By Associated Press,
London, March 5, 1.04 P. M.—Two
German submarines have been sunk in
British waters, according to an official
announcement given out in London to
day. The text of the statement is as
"The Secretary of the Admiralty
makes the following announcement:
"The steamship Thordis has now
been examined in dry dock and injuries
to her keel and her propeller confirm
the evidence of Captain Bell and the
crew that on the 28th of February the
vessel rammed and in all probability
sank a German submarine which had
fired a torpedo at her.
"Yesterday afternoon the German
submarine U-S was sunk in the channel
off Dover by destroyers; tho officers and
men were taken prisoners."
London, March 5, 1.05 P. M.—The
official news bureau to-day confirmed
ti.« report that the British steam col
i lier Thoris had rammed a German suit
marine and sent it to the bottom.
News dispatches received from Paris
and London in the last twelve hours
have related the sinking <ff two Ger
man submarines. One has been de
scribed as the U-8; the other has not
been definitely identified.
The French Ministry of Marine an
nounced last night that a German sub
marine had been sunk by French tor
pedo boat destroyers and the crew
taken prisoner. This submersible the
French authorities called the U-8.
The British steam collier Thordis,
while making her way rocently from
'Blythe to Plymouth, sighted a sub
marine. The undersea boat fired a tor
pedo at the trawler, but the captain of
the British ship succeeded in dodging
the missile and then drove his vessel at
the periscope showing above the sur
face of the water. He claims to have
struck aud sent her to the bottom. His
contention was supported by MB mate
and the members of his crew, and now
it has been accepted as correct by the
British naval authorities.
The submarine U-8 was of 300 ton*
displacement. She had a speed of thir
teen knots above water and eight knots
submerged, with p radius of operation
of 1,200 miles. The vessel carried three
torpedo tubes and had a complement
of twelve men. The U-8 was a sister
ship of the famous U-9, which in the
early months of the war sank the Brit
ish cruisers Hogue, Aboukir, Cressy
and Hawke.
U-8 Crew Landed at Dover
Dover, England, March 5, Via Lon
don, 3.26 P. M. —The crew of the U-8,
numbering 29, was landed at Dover to
day and was taken to Dover Castle un
der an armed escort. The U-8 was small?
er than the latest German submarines'
her displacement under water being
only 300 tons.
Sale of Flour Is Restricted
Berlin, Via London, March 5, 10.15
A. M.—The sale of wheat or rye flour
on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
has been forbidden. Tho authorities
have discovered that thrifty house
wives who have found' it unnecessary
to use during the week their entire
Bupplv of bread cards have been using
the surplus to lay in a reserve stock
of flour.
Bank of England to Issue Bonds
London, March 5, 5.20 P. M.—The
Bank of England to-day invited ten
ders to an issue of 50,00'0,000 pounds
($■250,000,000) in exchequer bonds,
payable in five years with interest at
3 per cent.
i By Associated Press.
New York, March s.— Trading was
more quiet in the final dealings, but
prices showed no impairment. The clos
ing was strong. Substantial gains were
registered by to-day's stock market,
the advance embracing virtually *n
branches of the list.