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SPECIAL ELECTION VOID IN
CtANCINC OF GOVERNMENT
Third Class City Rule In Sooth Bethle
hem Fails Because Electors Adopted
Its Provisions in Violation of the
luiooif l Pn'a.
',i, Philadelphia. March 2S. —The State
Supreme Court to-day deeded that the ;
■pecial election in South Bethlehem at i
■which a majority of the voters favored
making that borough a third class city
was held iu violation of the Conatit'u- j
tion. which provides that the electors |
must vote on such question:: at genera! :
eleitions and not at special enactions.
The higher court affirmed the decision
"of the Northampton county court.
The opinion of the Supreme Court, |
which was read by Justice Kikin. says
the Constitution "clearly requires the
vote of the electors of an- vorough I
.desiring to becor e incorporated as a;
city of the third class to be taken at a
•general election. "It is sufficient /or;
,our purposes,"' the opinion says, "toj
know that the Constitution so provides,
'and we are not at liberty to disregard i
what has been so plainly written."
Referring to the act of 1913 which
'governs third class cities, the opinion 1
I "What has been said ai»out the act !
'#f 1913 only refers to the provision
which authorizes the holding ot a spe- ]
cial election for the purpose of ascer- i
taininc the will of the electors. The i
• general subject matter of the act is ]
!elcarly within the scope of legislative
• |>ower. and the exercise of that power!
'is limited only by the Constitution, j
'"which in the present case forbids the
>feolding of a special election for the j
•purpose of ascertaining the will of a
,majority of the electors."
At a special election the voters of
J South Bethlehem voted in favor of a
.third class city. Those opposed to the
■change instituted the lOurt proceedings
'in the name of the Commonwealth.
Other Decisions Handed Down
1 Among the decisions handed down to
<Uy by the State Supreme Court were
' Marshall estate. Carbon county: af
firmed at appellant's cost.
Gardner vs. Ives. Lackawanna: af-
Jirmed at appellant's cost.
' Lackawanna county vs. Daffy: af
Company vs. Easton Trust Company, et
•1.. Northampton: affirmed at appel
lant 's cost.
' Oyer vs. Lehigh and X. E. Railway
Company, Northampton: affirmed.
Davis vs. Snyder, Schuylkill, dis
-av.ssed at appellant's cost.
> McCanr.. et al— vs. McCann. Sehuyl
"hill; dismissed at appellant's cost.
[ Commonwealth, ex rel. Whitehouse.
Vs. Harris. Schuylkill: affirmed.
BREACH OF PROMISE MIXDP
Grand Jury Orders Probe of Complaint
' Made by J. W. Osborne Against
Miss Rae Tanzer
By A Prat.
; New York. Maroh 22.—The federal
Grand Jury has begun an investigation
'of the complaint maile by James W.
iOsborne. former Assistant District At
torney. that Miss Rae Taazer used the
wails in furtherance of a scheme to
defraud, it became known to-day. -
Miss Tanzer sued J. W. Osborne for
$50,090 for an aliened breach of prom
ise to marry her. Soon afterward a
man appeared who said he was Oliver
Osborne and that he was the ;nsn who
l>ad cultivated the girl's acquaintance.
A criminal complaint was made :
against Miss Tauzer an i -he is now at
liberty under $5,000 bail and will be
•rraigr.e i later in the week.
Counsel for Miss to-day was
served with papers directing a:m to
produce before the federal Grand Jury
to-dav a letter delivered to 'nim last
Friday and said to have been written
to a young woman named Helen Kaiser
by Oliver Osborne.
The case also c.>me up in the Su
preme Court where J. W. Osborne had
applied for a bill of particulars in the
breach of promise case. On motion of
Miss Tan;er"< this motion
went over until Wednesday.
DEATH OF MRS. FETZER
Mechanicsburg Woman Contracted
Pneumonia Last Wednesday
tispec.al vo the Star-Independent.)
Mechmicsburg. March 2-2. —Mrs.
Elizabeth Fetzer, 50 years of age,
widow of Dr. Fetzer, died at 10
b'clo**k this morn:ng at the home of
her taster, Mrs. J. H. Brody. West
L!oover street. She had been ill with
pneumonia since last WednesJav when
ihe was removed to her sister "s home.
Since the death of her husband Mrs.
Fetzer ha i been housekeeper for the
Bev. Dr. H. F. Fegley. p.as<or of St.
Mark s Lutheran church. She was a
member of St. Mark's chureh. She
leaves three sisters and one brother,
Miss Catherine Seifert. Mrs. J. H.
iJody an i Milton Seifert. of this piace,
ind Mrs. Joseph Pifer, of Harrisburg.
BROTHERHOOD TO PROTEST
Board Refuses Tech Auditorium for
Tie 3rotfcerhood of Federated Raii
ray Employes are preparing to protest
kgainst the Harrisburg Board of School
Jireetors who refusevi them permission
0 use the Technical High school audi
orinm for a jecture by Walter Thomas
Hills on the ground that it was to be
1 political taik.
The date selected for the lecture,
Lpril 13. was already granted for a
oncert. Secretary Hammeioaugh re
erred to a resolution of the board on
rhieh they went on record as refusing
hat auditorium for political uirpose®
n his answer to the brotherhood. The
equest was made by W. 11. Pierce, pref
lect of the brotherhood.
Negress Arrested for Murder
Monmouth. I!L, March 22. —The sec
nd arrest in connection with the mur
er of the Dawson familv"4iere with an
x in 1911 was made to-day, when a
egress. wife of John Knight, of Mon
wuth. was locked up. Loving Miteh
-11, accuse ! of the murder, was seized
■ St. Louis Saturday.
Stanley Ray Miller and Erma Fay
iaker. Millersburg v
Earl A. Shoop and Edna E. Olarkin,
TAKE UP OPTION
Cwtlaw4 rna Ptnrt Pu*>
will be Attorney General Brown and |
' John Mitchell, the labor leader, who has j
had a special invitation to be here.
The full crew bill will t»e Beard by
the Joint Committee on Railroads of
the House, and Senate, the railroads pre
senting their side of the case. On
Tuesday of next week the trainmen
will appear before the committees and
| present their arguments against the re
i peal of the bill.
] The Judiciary General Committee cf
the House will hold a meeting to-nior
, row afternoon, when it win near evi-
I dence in the case of Judge I'mnel. of
Fayette, and decide whether a special
committee shall be appointed to .n
--| vestigate with a view to possible im
; peachment by ihe Senate.
The Finance Committee will take up
the bill to impose a tax on anthracite
coal, but, in view of the new bill to be
, offered on the subject, action will uos
j be taken until later.
To Plan Local Option Hearing
I Governor Brumbaugh to-day aske v
I Representative Williams, chairman or'
the House l«aw and Order Committee,
to arrange a hearing on the local op
I tion bill, and the matter will be takeu
|up when the committee meets to-mor
i row afternoon. Both sides have re
'quested a hearing, the opponents of the
| bill requesting that their interests
j shall have representation as well as
'< those of the friends of local option.
This was manifestly fair, and the
'Governor is arranging for the open
! hearing. When it takes plaVe great
delegations from all parts of the State
will probably be on hand to push mat
ters for their respective interests. It
is said that a delegation of 5,000 will
'come up from Philadelphia to demand
! that the bill be passed.
Governor Brumbaugh said to-day
; that the bill will not be reported from
Committee until after April 1. Mean
time the Governor is working actively
jto obtain support for the bill from
| those who have hitherto been classed
| among its opponents in the House, and
| has seen a great many members of the
House personally to ask them to vote
for the measure.
The Governor expresses the greatest
j confidence in the success of the meas
i ure. and has no fears of its defeat. Not
■ action will be taken on the bill at the
meeting to-morrow and it may be two
; weeks before it is seut out of commit
tee to be acted upon in :ho House.
|CROWDED CALENDARS IX
BOTH BRANCHES TO-NIGHT
j The Senate will meet at 9.3ovto
night and the House at 9 o'clock, and
I both branches hue heavy business cal
i endars. the majority of the bills being
' on third reading, requiring roll calls.
In the Senate there is one bill on
final passage and there are 21 on the
third reading calendar, the most impor
tant the bill making an appro
priation to pay thejtil's for advertising
the constitutional amendments for the
! years beginning 1912. which bill met
I with opposition iu the House before it
was passed. It is predicted it will pass
the Senate easily. There are six bills
lon the Senate second reading calendar
and ten oa first reading.
In the House there are 29 bills on
third reading, oue of them being of in
terest to Harrisburg. the i?\ein bridge
measure, authorizing municipalities to
purchase bridges situated partly or
wholly within the municipal limits.
There are 19 bills on second reading in
the House and six on first reading.
Almost all of the visits to State in
stitutions asking State aid have been
j uiade by Appropriation Committee sub
committees. and they will soon be ready i
to make report. Then the appropriation
bills will be reported out and go on
the calendar. It is expected that this
will be done by the latter part of next
Some of the Senate Appropriation
Committee sub-committees have yet to
complete their visitations to institu
tions, but the Senate will adjourn on
Weduesdav evening and the subcom
mittes will then set out at once.
CHORUS GOING TO MARYSVILLE
Evangelistic Singers Will Aid in Serv
ice at Hillis Tabernacle
Two hundred members of the Harris
: burg Evangelistic Chorus will leave
.Market Square in special cars at 6.45
i o 'clock to-morrow- evening to attend
; the evangelistic services being con
ducted in Marvsville bv the Rev. C. E.
The members of the chorus were in
; vited to attend the service and furnish
■ music for the evening. Volunteers for
the trip \v*re asked for and 200 re
sponded. The cars will return at 10
Xo Extra Session of Congress
fty AMoriatt J Prcts.
Washington. March 22. —Formal au
: nouncement was made at the White
House to-day that President Wilson has
no intention of calling an extra session
of Congress It was said that the Pres
ident sees no prospects of any contin
gency arising which would cause him
to alter his present intention.
Gratitude for American Relief
New York. March 22.—The Servian
minister of foreign affairs in a •able
message received here to-day by Prof.
Michael I. Pupin, the Servian consul,
I expresses the appreciation and grati
tude of his government for the relief
sent from the United States to the des
titute Servian farmers.
Treaty With Russia Ratified
By Astociatcd Prrtt.
Washington, March 2t2. —Ratifica-
tions of the peace commission treaty
between the I'nite-l States and Rus
«.a. were exchanged to-day by Secre
tary Bryan and the Russian ambassa
dor. Fifteen such treaties now are in
to Pave Brown Alley
When the City Commissioners meet
to-morrow William H. Lynch will offer
a measure providing for a sewer in a
10-foot wide alley, north of Herr
street, from Nelson to Monroe. A meas
ure to pave Brown alley, from Seven
teenth to Eighteenth, also will be
Prominent Grain Merchant Dies
By Aisooatrd Prat.
Chicago. March 22.—Frank T. Bliss,
for thirty years a prominent member of
the Board of Trade and. widely known
■ to the grain trade, died suddeoiv here
to-day of heart disease.
U. S. Supreme Court Takes Recess
By Animated Prett.
j Washington. (March 22.—The Su
■ preme Court to-day recessed until April.
HARRISBTTRO ST A RrNTDEPENDENT, MONDAY EVENING. MARCH 22, 1915,
i PERRY CO. LIQUOR -
CMll>ar< Ptw Pint Pu*
. event, is destined to be without a li
i censed saloon for at least a month
after April 1.
May Get Decision in April
Harrisburg attorneys expressed be
j lief to-day that Hie appellate court will
decide the appealed case within a fort
night after the hearing iu Pittsburgh.
Some, too. thought that a decision
i might be rendered before the clos# of
i the April, court term, but even theu a
decision favorable to the hotel men
, necessarily would mean that the bars
will have to be closed for the greater j
part of April.
The ten hotel men. who are directly !
' interested in the appeal, all have con
: tributed, it is said, toward financing
the cost of the Keim case.
George R. Rarnett. of this city, who
appeared for the remonstrant* in the
! Perry county license courts, and raised
I the technicalities which were the di
rect causes of the licenses not being
granted, this morning said he has
j received no notice of the appeals, but
doubtlessly will appear before the
superior court and defend the action of
Mr. Barnett's cousin, lames M. Bar
nett and l«ukc Baker, both Perry coun
ty lawyers, represent the appellants.
The Judges Disagreed
These ten license application* were
not granted because Judge Seibert, the
I law judge, and Judge S. W. Bernhisel,
j the "lav*" judge, were hopelessly di
, vided. Judge Seibert filed an opinion
saying that he was prompted to deny
the license applications "because they
do not conform strictly to the letter of
of the law."
The hotel men's bondsmen certified
that they are not interested in the
| manufacture of malt or brewed liquors.
The court held that the applicants
should have made affidavit to that fact
with regard to themselves.
50 LAWMAKERS AT PRAYER
First Session of Their New Organiza
tion Held in Senate Caucus Room
The first meeting of the Legislative
Prayer Meeting Association, held iu
the Senate caucus room yesterday, was
, very much of a success. Besides the
thirty-five original members, conipris
; ing member* of the House and at
taches, fifteen more joined the Mtocia
; tion and there were fifty present.
Representative Joseph E. Phillips, of
Clearfield, presided and the usual fea
tures ot prayer and singing and ear
nest ta'.ss were in evidence. The mem
bers eang old-time hymns such as
"Ro *k of Ages," "Lead Kindly
Light." "Onward Christian Soldiers."'
and others, and every one present en
tered into the spirit of the occasion.
The Rev. F. W. Stalev, of Ardmore.
chaplain of the House, made a brief
address on the duty of man to uphold
the Christian religion. Next Sunday
Representative D. D. Goodwin, of
Venango, will lead the meeting.
SILENT ON JAP NEGOTIATIONS
President Wilson Refuses to Give Any
Information Regarding Them
Washington, March 22. —President
Wilson refused to-day to give any in
formation regarding negotiations be
tween the United states an t Japan
over the demands made by Japan on
'China for commercial and other eon-
Reports of a split in the Cabinet
over the policy of silence adopted by
the administration of the Japanese
■ China situation were denied at the
. White House.
t TAYLOR HEADS ASSOCIATION
Arranging Free Baud Concerts for Har
The Harrisburg Band Concert Asao
j eiation. its purpose to give free con
certs in the municipal parks this stinv
mer. was organize 1 at poijee headquar
ters yesterday afternoon. The follow
ing officers were elected.
I President. M. Harvey Taylor; vice
i president, Frank BUimcastein: 'secre
! tarv, R. Ro ? < Seaman; treys.ire-, < .ar
en-e O. Backennoss. The assj.-iatioii
: has been assured the support of many
j business men and the co-operation of
the Chamber of Commerce.
WANTS RECEIVER FOB FEDS
Stockholder Claims Indianapolis Club
Indianapolis. March 22. —Alleging
that the Indianapolis Federal League
Baseball Clirb is insolvent, P. W. Barth
olemew. former judge of the Supenoi
Court and a stockholder, brought suit
to-day to piace t.he .-lub in the hands
of a receiver. He alleges that in ad
! dition to an indebtedness of $57,000,
I the club is indebted to the stockholders
j for the non-payment of dividends on
$50,000 worth of stock.
Visitor Robbed of Money and Watch
The police are looking for colored
women caargel with the theft of $5
and a watch from ' barley 11. Neider, a
member of the I'nion Fire Company of
Reading. The latter accompanied his
company to Harriaburg as the guests of
the Mt. Vernon Company and straying
awav from the fire house was n»i.v>ed
in rr.e Eighth ward.
Ask State Fire Marshal to Investigate
Fire Chief John C. Kindier has asked
the .State Fire Marshal to investigate
the fire in the clothing store of »M.
Cohen. 1420 North Third street, which
di 1 about SSOO damage early yesterdav
morning. The blaze started near a
stove a: the rear of the store and fire
men assert they had difficulty in gain
ing an entrance to the place.
Fall From Barn Proves Fatal
Willow Street. March 22.—Emanuel
Harnish. who last week fell from a
barn and was ba ily injured, died in the
hospital yesterday from the injuries in
curred. He was 65 years of age aud
was a carpenter by trade. He built
more barns and houses than any man in
the community. His wi low. daughter,
several brothers and sisters survive.
Austrians Repulsed by Montenegrins
Havre, via Paris, March 22, 8 A. M.
—A dispatch from Cettinje says the
Austrian* conducted a heavy artillery
fire on all the Montenegrin'fronts on
March 17 and 18. Several Austrian
infantry attacks directed at points
near Grahovo are said to have been re
pulsed bv the Montenegrins, who suf
fered only slight losses.
Former Forestry Commissioner to Speak
Dr. J. R. Rothrock, former Commis
sioner of Forestry, will give an illus
trated lecture ia the House of Repre
sentatives tomorrow evening at 8
o 'clock ou '' Areas of Desolation in
Pennsylvania.'' The public is invited.
40,000 GERMAN TROOPS '
CONCENTRATE AT TRIESTE
Venice, via Paris, March 22, 5.05 A.
M.—Archduke Francis Salvator, ad
vices from Trieste say, has directed
that a proclamation be posted at the
principal points in the city, appealing
to the inhabitants to take into their
homes the children of soldiers killed >n
tiho war. The proclamation closes with
an appeal to ail people of the monarchy
to rally around tne Kniperor and p.;su
the war to "a final victorious conclu
The concentration of troops on the]
Austrian frontier is said to be proceed- :
ing actively, while every effort is lie
ing niado to fill gaps in the army. An
order has been isued calling to the col- I
ors all men up to 52 years of age, who i
are expected to be ready t« leave for
the front early iu April.
It is reported a: Trieste that 40.000
troops, including well-equipped German
contingents aud artillory, will tie cbu
centrated there within a few days. A
majority of the wealthier Italians al
ready have left the city. A food short
age has become apparent, especially in
PRZEMKSL FORTRESS FALLS
CMtlHnl Kro«u First I'ag*.
and vigor and during the earlier months
inflicted considerable losses on the Rus
sians by frequent sorties. The only
means of communication with the out
side world was by wireless telegraph
Przcmys] has been described as the
key to the Austrian empire. Beyond
Przemysl lies the great and prosperous
wheat country of Austria.
The city lies sixty miles west of
Lemberg, which the Russians captured
several months ago. It is a thriving
city of about 50,000 inhabitants, the
large majority of whom are Poles. It
is situated in San river and is the se:it
of a Roman Catholic bishop and a
Greek Catholic uniat bishop. Its chief
articles of trade are <jrain and lumber.
Milling and the refining of petroleum
are carried on they extensively.
Forlorn Hope of the Besieged
Loudon, Mnrch 22, 3.37 P. M.—The
great Galician fortress of Przemysl,
which the Austrians had so staunchly
defended since the early days of the
war, fell into the hands of the Rus
sian besiegers this morning.
The last of the improvised field forti
fications were captured some days ago
and the final act of the drama began
toward the cTPse of the week, when the
commandant deliberately expended his
reserve ammunition and sent the bulk
of the garrison out on the forlorn hope
of cutting its way eastward through
Take (i.OOO Austrian Prisoners
With the strong Russ an line tightly
drawn around the fortress, the effort
apparently was hopeless from the start
and 6,000 Austrian prisoners fell into
the hands of the Russians, while as
many more fell, dead or wounded. The
shattered remnants of the force lied
back to Lhe fortress and they uow have
fallen into the hands of the Russians.
The garrison of Przemvsl originally
numbered 60,000 or SO.OOO nien, but
sorties and shells imist have cut a con
siderable number of thousands from
I ffcat total.
120.0(H) in Besieging Army
The besieging army is understood to
number about 120.000 officers and men.
This force will uow mar.'h on the strong
Austrian fortress of Cracow, 123 miies
; to the east of Przeinvsi, it being the an
nounced determination of the Russian
ioniniander-in-chi->f to reduce the an
cient Polish cap'tal as speedily as [>os
sible. As soou as the news of the fall
of Przemysl reached the headquarters
i of the Russian commander-in-chief a Te
Peum of than' sgiving was celebrated
in the presence of Kmperor 'Xicholas
and Grand Duke Nicholas and all their
The Exchange Telegraph Compauv
lias a dispatch from its Petrograd cor
respondent saying that great enthusi
asm was manifested in Petrograd on
the re eipt of the news. Crowds of peo
ple thronged the street? cheering aud
indulging :n patriotic demonstrations.
The fortress was occupied by Russian
troops immediately after its surrender.
I.S.WHEAT ANI) FL«>l RSI PPLY
IS ENDANGERED BV BXFORTS
Washington. March 22. —Warniug
that the resent heavy exports to Euro
pean nations af American *vneat aud
dour cannot be continued without en
dangering the wheat supplies for food
aud mee ting requirements at nome was
contained to-day in the Department of
Agriculture's agricultural outlook.
The department's investigation did
r.ot include inquiries into stocks of
Hour, but the opinion is expressed that
they do not show so much reduction as
CARRIES AWAY HYMN BOOK
Homeless Man Leaves Rescue Mission
With It—Police Make Discovery
A homeless man perhaps did not
realize what he was doing, out he car
ried a Pentecostal hymn book from the
Rescue Mission, at 3 North Fifth
street, Saturday night. He repented
when he was given lodging for the
; night at police headquarters, for yes
terday morning policemen found the
1 book after the night lodge, s nad de
'Homeless men who apply for night's
lodgings are sent to the Rescue Mis
sion. where they enjoy an evening serv
ice, and afterward are admitted at po
lice headquarters for a night's sleep.
One of the homeless men carried the
bco£ away with him and then repented
when he got to headquarters and left
Ephrata Woman Dies From Old Age
Ephrata, March 22.—Mrs. Mary
Meiskey, 80 years old, died yesterday
at the home of her daughter from in
firmities of age. Two daughters ani
I two sisters survive.
Slight Fire in Reily Home
Reily house firemen extinguished a
small chimney blaze at the home of
George W. Reily, Front and Reily
streets, Saturday night. The damage
Traction Company Declares Dividends
At a regular meeting of the direc
■ tors of the Harrisburg Street Rail
■ ways Company this morning the usual
'semi-annual dividend of two and a half
'per cent, was declared.
CMtlamd Fruaa Pint Pac*.
his income iti 1914 amounted to $3,-
065, made things livelv by, as the
judge said, "trying to deceive us"
on the question of his earning capacity.
As the court viewed the situation the
defendant was willing to surrender in
formation only when forced to do so. |
Noris had read from his "ledger"
showing "that during the last six
months of 1914 his income was not
much more than J 1,000. When the
previous six months' record was exhib
ited by the District Attorney, the
cotlrt was advised that, for that period
the defendant received about double
When something was mentioned
about the defendant's being iunoccnt
of any attempt to deceive the court,
Judge Hunker* reply was:
"Well he can stand behind his law
yer and plead ignorance. He is rather
cuuning." Norris was ordered to pay
his wife $45 a moutfi.
Mrs. Beebe Can't Find Her Husband
Mrs. Karl (McCauley) Beebe was in
court this morning, her attorney said,
to advise the court that her husband
has not complied with a maintenance
order made by Judge McCarrell some
months ago. but the husband was no
where to be found. His counsel asked
that the defendant be giveu until the
close of the week to "make answer."
When Mrs. Beebe's lawyer expressed
_the belief that. Beebe is seekiug to
evade the maintenance order and get
off by paying the amount of his S2OO
bond, the court announced that proper
means to prevent that will be taken
should Beebe not respond by Friday,
the close of the present oyer and termi
RUSSIAIsiiVEN OUT OF
MEMEL. IS GERMAN REPORT
Berlin, March 22, b; Wireless to
SayvUle.—An official statement given
out to-day by the German army head
"A fresh attempt to take the Ger
man position on the south slope of the
Lorettc heights was made last night
but resulted in failure. Another French
night attack, this time, north of the
Champagne district, aiso was without
suecessr Furthermore, all the French
efforts to win back the positiou at
Reichackerkopf resulted in failure.
"The Russians yesterday were driv
en from Memel, on the Baltic sea. in
East Prussia, after a short engagement
to the south of the town, followed by
tenacious fighting in the streets. Under
the'profection of Russian troops a Rus
sian mob looted the private property
of German citizens in Memel. Carloads
of goods w ere conveyed across the fron
teir. A special report on this looting
will be published.
"North of Marianpol Russian attacks
have been repulsed with heavy Huss.au
losses. West of the Orzvo river near
Jadnorosak to the northeast of Przasvsz
and the northwest of Ciachanow Rus
sian attacks by night and by day have
broken under the German fire. Russian
prisoners to the number of 420 were
LATE WAR NEWS SUMMARY
Continued From First Pa*«»
ne and the French authorities claim
snccess in each case, hut here, as else
where along the westeni front, the re
sults attained were small.
The definite statement was made at
the White House to-day that the Unit
ed States would present shortly a note
to Oreat Britain making representa
tions on some features of the British
and French plan for cutting off trade
from Germany and Austria.
The most important development of
the in the European war was the
officila announcement from Petrograd
of the surrender of the Galician fort
ress of Przemysl which had been be
sieged by the Russians for several
Simultaneous offensive movements
against the German, Austrian and
Turkish armies from the Baltic to the
Black Sea have been undertaken by the
armies of Russia, and in some sections
definite progress is reported. In the ex
treme north the Germans arc retreating
from Memel, East Prussia, and the
Russians are believed to have begun
another drive at Tilset.
In Poland there is activity all along
the front, but apparently the general
battle which PetrogTad expects has
The Russian army in the Caucasus
has announced a victory over the Turks
in the fighting along the Black Sea
coast in Turkish Armenia.
After several months of inactivity
hostilities have been resumed between
Austria and her small neighbors, Ser
bia and Montenegro. A dispatch from
Cettinje states that the Austrians
made an artillery attack lasting sev
eral days against Montenegrin posi
tions all along the front, hut that their'
efforts to follow this with infantry
advances were defeated. An artillery
battle bet-ween Austrians and Servians
also is reported. These signs of increas
ing activity have no paraUel on the
western front, where no large move
ments ue underway. The attacks on
the Dardanelles also has been stopped
temporarily owing to bad weather.
[GERMAN AEROPLANE HURLS
BOMBS AT DUTCH STEAMER
Ymuiden, Holland, March 21, via
Ijondon, March 22, 1.50 A. M.—The
Dutch steamer Zeveu'bergeu reports that
a German aeroplane threw two bombs
at her while proceeding hither. Neither
| missile hit the ship.
London. March 22. 5.02 A. M.—A
j Reutcr dispatch from Ymuiden says tne
crew of the Dutch steamer Zevenbergen
declare that a Taube also dropped
bombs on a British vessel in the same
vicinity where the attack on the Zeven
berger was made and the Britisher fired
on the Taube.
The Zevenbergen, the correspondent
says, was displaying a number of flags
which plainly showed her nationality.
She was on her way from Down, where
she had been held up for two days with
a cargo of government grain. '
Gigantic German War Loan
Berlin, March 22, by Wireless to
Sayville.—lncluded in the news items
given out to-day by the Overseas
[■Agency is the following: "The Berlin
•Tageblatt' declares that $2,250,000,-
000 has been §ps»serit>ed for the second
German war loan. This menus Hiat
money to finance the war until late in
the autoum has been secured." .
YACHT BURNS ON HONEYMOON
Millinaire Adams, His Bride and Ten
Frlonds Besetted From Lifeboats
Off San Pedro
Los Angeles. March 22? The gaso
line yacht La Sota, with her million
aire owner, Morgan Adams, his bride
of a month, and ten friends aboard, all
of tih« city, burned to the water last
night, miles of San Pedro. The
party took to the life boats and were
picked up within an hour by a motor
bast from Catalina. Back-firing of the
engine caused the blaze. The fire
spread rapidly, despite a hard fight
made by the men aboard to save the
When it wan seen that there wns no
chance to check the fiames, the women
were put over the side into two ten
ders. The men in the partv and the
crew followed them into the \>oats with
as much luggage as they could rescue
from the cabins. Then they rowed
away and watched the yacht burn to
the water's edge.
Adams' bride was Miss Aileen Mc-
Carthy, formerly of San Francisco.
They were married here last month
aud the yachting trip had been planned
for their honeymoon. The La Sota left
San Pedro for San Francisco. Friends
of the couple aboard included Miss
Elmira Hill, of Washington, D. C. The
La Sota was the first ship, it is said,
to pay tolls passing through the Pana
PARADE FORTOCAL OPTION
Men March to Homes of Swartz and
Wildinan But Find Legis
Following t. meeting at Augsburg
Lutheran church yesterday afternoon,
one of three gatherings of churchmen
of the city held for the purpose of
boosting the local option cause, a pro
cession of 650 men formed and march
ed to tine homes of Representatives
Wildman and Swartz to learn the views
of the legislators on the local option
question. At both places the marchers
were told that the representatives were
not at home.
When the street\ demonstration was
suggested at the meeting at Augsburg
church all the men present favored it,
and quickly fell into line, two by two.
They were headed by Dr. William N.
Yates, pastor of the Fourth Street
Church of God, who mounted the steps,
at the home of each representative and
rang tiie bell. In each case he waskold
that the legislator was not there. Copies
of the resolutions ado;.ted at the meet
ing will 'be sent Representatives .'ild
mau and Swartz.
Following addresses at meetings in i
the other districts of the city, at Grace
Methodist church by K. F. Holsopple,
and at the Fourth "Reformed church bvj
the Rev. E. E. Curtis, resolutions were :
also adopted favoring local option and
copies ordered Sent to the local repre
sentatives and to the Governor. A total
of 1,500 men attended the meetings.
Women and minors were not admitted,
only voters. ' •
BOSCHELLI SEEKS FREEDOM
Former Proprietor of Notorious "Rose
Garden" Says He Has No Funds to
Pay Fine—Gains 1! Pounds
Making affidavit that he is insolvent
and unable to pay *1.300 tines and
costs imposed by t'he Court, A. A.-j
Bosclielli, former proprietor of the once i
notorious "Rose Gardeu - ' hotel, who
three months ago pleaded guilty to a
number of charges of violat : ons of the
liquor laws, this morning petitioned
the Court for his discharge from the
county prison. The Court took the pa
penc and reserved decision.
Boschelli no longer looks like the
physical wre.-k that he appeared to be
when he was in court for sentence last
December. At the direction of Prison
Worden Caldwell and the prison physi
cian Boschelli was placed ou a special
diet and during his imprisonment he in
creased his weight bv eleven pOunds.
It cannot be said, either, that the prison
jailor is shown on his countenance.
After his trial hail many times been
continued and after, it is charged, iit>
had eluded capture for many weeks,
Boschelli came back to Harrisiburg, sur
rendered himself and was sentenced to
pav lines aggregating $1,300. .Since his
hotel was Hosed a year ago he has been
adjudged a bankrupt.
SHOT BY A JEALOUS SUITOR
Latter Then Commits Suicide By
L Hanging in Fire Company Building
—Woman Will Probably Die
Bj/ Associated Press.
Reading, March 22.-—Shot by a
jealous suitor late last night, Minnie,
wife of Harry Davidheiser, of Birds
boro," is in a precarious condition in
the Reading hospital with four bullet
wounds in her body. Her assailant was
Chester Green, aged 23 years, also of
Birdsboro. His body was found hang
ing in a fire company building at that
place this forenoon. He had not been
seen since the shooting.
Mrs. Davidheiser and her husband
have .been separated for about a year.
With her small son the woman attend
ed services at a Birdsboro church last
night and was met outside by" Green,
who escorted fier home. The young
woman, who is 20 years of age, per
sisted that their friendship must
and said ehe intended to do what
right for the sake of her child. Then
I Green shot her.
JOSEPH THORLF.Y DIES
Brother of Local Druggist Taken by
New Cumberland, March 22. —Jo-
seph Thorley died suddenly yesterday
afternoon at his home on a farm near
this town. Death was caused by bron
He leaves a widow and four children.
T. A. Thorley, druggist, of Harriaiiurg,
| is a brother.
Italy Stops Traffic to Germany
• London, March 22. 5. 50 P. M. —The
"Central News" states that the Ital
ian government to d«v stopped all rail
way freight traffic with Germany by
way of Switzerland.
SPECIALTIES ARE ACAIN
THE FEATURE OF MARKET
Bethlehem Steel Once Mure Overshad
ows All Other Issues, Making a
Gain of Three, and One-eighth From
Now York, March - Wall Street.
—Specialties were again the central
figure at the outset of this week's op
erations on the Stock Exchange. Beth
lehem Steel once more overshadowed
all other issues, selling up to 63 3-4 a
gain of 3 1-8 from last Saturday's
close and a new high record price. Mo
tor shares enme next in prominence,
I with gains of one to over 3 points.
The squalled leaders or former specu
lative favorites were comparatively
Bethlehem Steel yielded more than
half its early gain, largely as a result
of selling for profits, but went higher
lin the sefond hour, touching 70 7 8."
j Other specialties moved feverishly,
while I". S. JSteel and Heading rose and
fell within more narrow limits. Bonds
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Furnished by H W. Snavely, Broker.
Arc.-idc Building, Walnut and Court
New York, March 22.
Alaska Gold 'Mines .. . 33% 34%
Aanal Copper R7V-e ,r '~%
Amor Beet Sugar .... 42% 43 »,
American Can 29%
do pfd 94% 94%
Am Car and Foundry Co 41% 42',
Am Cotton Oil 4 6 4fi
;Am Ice Securities .... 23 29
' Amer Loco 21 21
Amer Smelting 65 65%
| American Sugar ..... 102 101",
j Amer Tel and Tel 120', 120*,
! Anaconda 27% '-'7%
LAtchison 96 96%
I Baltimore and Ohio ... 07 G7< s
'Bethlehem Steel <<7 7 2
I Brooklyn K T 87 *<%
California Petroleum .. 16% 16%
Canadian I'aciiic 159% 159
Central Leather 34% 35%
Chesapeake and Ohio . . 41 Vi 4' l j
Chi, Mil and St Paul S7' M Hi l ,
Oiling Con Copper .... 36% 36%
Col Fuel and Iron .... 2-"> 24%
Consol Ous 113% 11.'%
Corn Products 11% I,l'a
Distilling Securities ... 7% S%
j Erie , 22% 2-2%
j Erie, Ist pfd 36% 37' t
General Electric Co ... 139% 140
I Goodrich B F . 38 38%
! Great Nor pfd 1 1 o% 111'. 1 ,
Great Nor Ore, subs.. 32% 33%
| Interboro Met 12% 12%
: Interboro Met pfd .. . 60% 60
Lehigh Valley 136 136%
i Louis and Nashville ... 113 113
I Mex Petroleum 69% 7t%
! Missouri Pac 11 10%
'National Lead ">7% 58%
New York Cen 8 4 53 7 ,
IN Y, N H and H 54% 53%
(Norfolk and Western .. 101 101%
j Northern Pacific 103% 103%
I Pennsylvania R. R. ... 105 105%
Pittsburgh Coal 20 20%
do pfd 92 91
| Press Steel Car 25% 25%
Rav Con. Copper IS% IS%
Reading 1 44*4 143'.
Repub. Irou and Steel . 20% 20%
I' do pfd 76% 76%
| Southern Pacific ..... 84* 53%
j Southern Rv 15% 15%
'Tennessee Copper .... 29% 29%
! Texas Company 132% 132%
..Union Pacific 120% 120%
iU. S. Rubber 59% 62%
U. S. Steel 45% 54%
do pf.l 104% 105
| Utah Copper 54% 55%
i Yir.-Capblina Chem ... 20 20
| Western Marvland ... . 22 22
W. U. Telegraph 64% 61
: Westinghouse Mfg ... 69% 70%
Chicago Board of Trade Closing
I Chicago. March 22. —Close:
| Wheat—May, 151%; July, 1*20%.
Corn—May, 73, July, 75%.
Oats —(Mnv, 59; Julv, 54%.
Pork— 4Mav, 17.30; Julv, 17.75.
Lard—May, 10.17; July, 10.4 5.
Ribs—May, 9.92; July, 10.25.
SNOW IS FINE FOR ONIONS
' Heavy Fall in Temperature Above
Freezing Point To-day—May
There are those who would rather do
without onions than endure the oniou
| snow but Harrisburg was in for the
! latter to-day aud will have the former
isoon. The second day of spring pro
j duced the necessary weather for the
[spring onion, so there is nothing wrofig
j about it and nothing damaged except
I the dispositions of those who had to be
' out in the snow.
It all happened in a temperature
above freezing and consequently was
that kind of a snow that made big wet
spots when it struck but did not make
any slush. No well-defined storm was
| responsible for the snow, it being a lo
| leal condition, according to the wcath
■ er observer. Unsettled l conditions will
remain until to-morrow 1 . There will
be little change in temperature.
'' Onion Snow'' at Beading
Reading, Pa., March 22. —The snow
squall which struck Eastern Pennsyl
vania to-day is popularly known here
' albouts as "t'he onion snow." It is re
garded as t'he last snow of the season
\ and until this falls farmers never plant
' ] onions. This work will now 'begin at
, j once.
' ! Williamsport, Pa., 'March 2'2. —The
j second day of spring brought a belated
snow storm which started early to-day.
! The temperature fell 'below freezing.
r Pioneer Iron Man Dies at Emaus
, Allentown, Pa., March 22.—Uriah
H. Wiend, pioneer iron man, twice
r ; burgess of Emaus and postmaster of
r I that borough until a year ago, promi
- ! nent in Republican polities of the
j State, died last night as the result of a
. J stroke, aged 62.
To Pay Deposits in Full
Pittsburgh, Pa., (March 22.—'An
nouncement was made to-day that the
s Lincoln National Bank of Pittsburgh
- had been taken over by -the People's
- National Bank of Pittsburgh and all
• depositors would be paid by the last