The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, May 08, 1915, Page 12, Image 12
12 SCW BUDGET EXCEEDS RECEIPTS Amount of Estimated Expenses $755 Above Estimated Revenue for Year TAX RATE TO BE KEPT SAME Teachers' Request for an Additional Increase in Salaries Is Turned Down Miss Anna V. Orowl to Be Prin cipal of New Shimmell Building Estimated expenditures of the school district for the coming year total $755.2i> more than the estimated re reipts according to the budget of the Finance Committee submitted to that body last night. Despite this deficien cy "the tax rate was left the same as last year at 8 1-2 mills. The Teachers' Committee turned down an additional raise in salary re quested by teachers, the committee tak ing the ground that the raise would make necessary an increase in the tax rate and this was deemed inadvisable. The report of this committee, which recommended the re-election of all of the employes of the board together with all of the teachers iu the district, was approved. The budget shows the estimated in come of the board to be $483,638.56, the items being: $420,750 tax on real estate; $46,858.65. state appropriation; $6,000 interest on deposits; $9,000 personal taxes, and SI,OOO tuition. The greatest item of expenditure is that ot' salaries. It includes the pay of the tax collector, which is estimated at $6,000, tnd the teachers' retirement fund of $6,000, and totals $322,612.23. The next highest expenditures are interest on bonds, which is $46,275, and sink ing funds to care for bonds falling due, $45,966.55. Supplies and fuel total $23,000. Text books will cost $8,000; Technical High School, $5,000 for maintenance; medical inspection. $3,- 000; open air schools, $1,500; public li brary, $5,000; domestic arts, $1,000; advertising, $1,500; state tax on bonds $4,000, anil contingent, $2,500. To Issue $0!>,OOO Bonds The board also decided to issue $99,000 worth of bonds to cover the cost of an additional plot of ground at Fifth and Mahantongo streets and for the erection of the new Tenth ward school house. The bonds will be serial and be for SI,OOO each. They will bear 4 1-2 per cent, interest. The in terest on these bonds is included in the estimated expenditure for interest on all outstanding bonds. Miss Anna V. Growl, principal of the Wickersham building, was made prin cipal of the new L. S. Shimmell build ing at Seventeenth and Catherine streets. The new school will be opened in the fall. The board approved the bill of the committee which traveled for parts of two weeks to select a principal of the Central High School, which amounted to $283.23. City Superintendent Downes announced that the successful candidate, H»ward G. Dibble, of Uim bertville, X. J., will arrive in Harris burg for two weeks, beginning May 14. He will get into the work of the school immediately, meeting with Superinten dent Downes on that evening and with Miss Anna M. Saul, who has been act ing principal of the school. The Cen tral High School faculty will tender Mr. Dibble a reception on Saturday even ing, May 15, at the school building. It was decided by the board last evening l that Mr. Dibble shall sign the diplomas of the graduating class this year. Twice as Much Truancy Professor Downes reported that there is twice as much truancy in the city as formerly but little can'be done as there is no house of detention. He said two truant officers are kept busy. The Senior and Junior classes of the Technical High School obtained per mission to visit the Pennsylvania Steel works, in Steelton, on May 13, in charge of their teachers. To pnpils of the Forney building was given per mission to hold a festival on the lawn at the school. There was some discus sion as to how the new Tenth ward building should be faced and it was le cided to meet with architect, C. How ard Lloyd, on the ground to discuss that subject. TO HAVE MODERN SCHOOL Fairview Township to Get Its First Up to-Date Building The erection of the first modern school building in Fairview township, York county, will take place in the near future when a twostorv brick building will b e built at Bella Vista, south of. New Cumberland. Bids for the building were received to-day by 6. John F. Greenfield, of Sid donsburg. According to the plans of the architect, C. Howard Lloyd, the building will contain ofur rooms so erected that an additional four room i section can be added as the school ex pands. The building has an 88-foot front ! and is 34Vj feet wide. Each room is 21 i by 32 feet, which is in vogue with a i modern educational custom of not ex- ' eeeding forty pupils to a room. Tumulty Resents Gardner's Talk Washington, May B.—Representa- : tive Gardner, while at the White House I to-day getting )>erinission for some con- ! stituents to visit the parlors of the ! mansion, issued a statement on the j Lusitania disaster urging that Presi- ! dent Wilson deal firmly with Germany and giving his ideas of what Colonel Roosevelt would do. When Secretary l lumulty heard of it he issued a state ment saying the White House resented t Mr (rardner s ll using the executive offices as an annex to his press bureau." 1.241 Loads of Rubbish Gathered Harrisburg's clean-up week ended late this afternoon after the extra force of Pennsylvania Reduction Com-1 pany men had removed th e last load of dirt and refuse from the section north of Maclay street and east of the Penn sylvania railroad. A total of 1,241 loads of refuse were taken out of the City during the week, yesterda'fs to tal being exactlv 200 loads. j / I • BRITISH ADMIRALTY SAYS TBAT 1,580 WERE LOST Cutlaurd t'ru Ftrat Pace. speeded toward the Irish coast. Diffi culty was experienced in launching the boats because of the heavy list of the Lusitauia almost immediately after she was torpedoed. Several of the frail craft evidently capsized as they were launched, or soon afterwards. Owe Rescue to Life Belts Many of the passengers owed their rescue to life belts, which kept them afloht until they were picked up by boats. Among this number was Lady Nlackworth, daughter of David A. Thomas, the Welsh "coal king,"' and Julian De Avals, Cuban Consul General at Liverpool. Investigation has failed to reveal that the steamer was given warning of the proposed attack by the submarine, which appears to have been lurking off the Irish coast bent upon destroying the largest and fastest ship engaged in transatlantic trade. The lookouts sighted the periscope of a submersible a thousand yards away and the next inst»nt they saw the trail left by a torpedo as it flashed on its course. Then came a terrific crash as the missile pierced the liner's side, followed almost immediately by an other, which littered the decks with wreckage. The course of tho liner was at once turned towards shore. Four torpedoes apparently were fired at the Lusitania. but onlv two of them found their mark. Awful Carnage In Explosion The loss of life caused by the tor pedoes themselves and the explosions they caused must have been terribly ! heavy. The tragic freight of bodies ta | ken to Queenstown bears evidence of the havoc wrought. Many of these taken ashore were seriously injured and more than a score died after they were i removed to Cork and Queenstown hos pitals. A long line of stretcher-bearers marched from the piers as tugs and trawlers arrived. The people of the Irish city opened their homes to those who had been saved and everything pos i sible is being done for their comfort. STATE POLICTACMIES AIRED IN INDUSTRIAL PROBE Witness Says They Were Responsible for Brutality and Deaths at Bethlehem Steel Works During Strike—John C. Groome Testifies fi.v Associated Prcst. Washington, May B.—Activities of the Pennsylvania State Constabulary, particularly at the Bethlehem steel plants, was the subject of to-day's hear ing before the Industrial Relations Commission. David Williams, a ma chanist in the Bethlehem works before the 1910 strike, charged that brutality and deaths were due to the unneces sary calling in of the State Police. Workingmen at Bethlehem, he said, were considering organizing a semi-mili tary body. Williams said the 1910 strike was caused by the company requiring the men to work every Sunday. "Do they still work Sundays?" asked Chairman Walsh. "They work every Sunday, and. if they don't want to make shells on Sun day to kill off Germans, they can work on Monday." replied the witness. Commissioner W'einstock asked what justification Willir.ms advanced for arming men when the ballot was in the hands of the wage earners. The witness replied that the voters who worked foi wages were not in the nia jprity in Pennsylvania. John C. Groome, superintendent of the State Constabulary, and who testi fied voluntarily after a formal protest was made on behalf of the Governor of Pennsylvania against the power of the commission to require him to do so, said the charge that his men were se lected for political reasons was refuted by the fact that of the 230 men on the force, 225 had served in the reg ular army. He denied the State Police could be justly called a strike-breaking organization, because the records showed each man served only one day a year on riot duty, not all of which was due to labor trouble. COURT HOUSE Millersburg Bridge Approved The new concrete viaduct spanning the Wiconisco creek. Millersburg. was inspected to-day by a boar.l of viewers made up of Jacob A. Henninger, A. S. Hamman and Martin M. Keet. The inspectors in their report to the Dau phin county court on Monday will rec ommend that the bridge be accepted by the county. Contractors Paid The Stucker Brothers Construction Company to-day was paid an install ment of $5,827.63 this representing monov for work done on the intercep tor sewer protective wall this year. W. H. Opperman was paid $6,74 7.39 for the construction of sewers in Market street, Market square and Second street. Marriage Licenses John Henry Moyer and Anna M. Gruber, Campbellstown. Frank O. Jackson and Bessie L. Thomas, Harrisburg. Jacob F. Schiefer, Londonderry township, and Martha M. Selway, Steel ton. Wesley B. Witiner. Lykens, and Ber tha V. Knouse, Liverpool. New Coal Route The Public Service Commission has issued an order that the Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley and the Ijeh'igfo and New England Railroad Companies es tablish a through route for the trans portation of coke and coal from the pro ducing regions in Pennsylvania to the plants of the Lehig>h fire brick korks, the Bryden Horseshoe Company and the Crane iron works, located 'in C'ata sauqua. The route will be over the line of the Pennsylvania to Mt. Carmel. from the latter place to Lizard Creek Junc tion over the Lehigh Valley, and thence over the Lehigh and New England to the plants. Not New Places The creation by law of tho places of a traveling auditor and two assistant bookkeepers in the Auditor General's Department does not imply that new positions have been made, for the rea son that these places have been filled for some time because of their being needed, and the sanction of law has now been given them in order that they may be placed on the regular roll and not on the contingent fund. D. S. DIRECTS CERARD TO CET GERMAN REPORT CMtlmnl Fran lint Psm. with respect to the lives of non-com batants. Talk of Special Congress Session In official quarters and anion-,: diplo matists there was apprehension that the American people might not con sider representations sufficient. A spe cial session of Congress has been talked of, but there has been no intimation of it as yet from any official'quarter. Officials, everywhere sparing in their comment, realized that a word from the high officials of the government might have weight with public opinion before the facts had been received and digested. "We are informing ourselves as rapidly as possible of the facts and do ing what we can for those injured," was the only statement Secretary Bry an would make. The President returned to the White House at noon and resumed reading dispatches. He continued to refuse to make any comment. At the German embassy both Count Von Bernstorff, the ambassador, and Haniel Von HaimhauseiV, councillor, were out of town, but the ambassador was expected to return late to-dav. It whs definitely known, however, that no advices had been received making ref erence to the catastrophe. The general sentiment prevailing was one of con cern and regret that the destruction of the ship had been attended with the loss of life. That the Lusitan ia was eonsidred a "franc tireur" of the sea by German naval commanders was stated in tier man diplomatic circles. It was further said that embassy officials had not re ceived any notification to the effect that the big British liner hail removed her guns. Chairman Stone's Statement I Chairman Stone, of the Senate For eign Relations Committee, made this statement: "The tragedy is, of course, profound ly regretted. If the reports as to tho loss of life are true, the sympathies of the civilized world will' be deeply stirred. But for us, it seems to me that good sense dictates that we keep our heads until we get our bearings. It is a bad time to get rattled and act impulsively. Don't 'rock the boat!' "Without expressing an opinion as to our relations to this event or as to our duty in the premises, there are some facts we cannot overlook and are bound to consider. , "We cannot overlook the fact that the Lusitania was a British ship, flying the British flag and subject at any "time to be put into the actual naval service of the government. British Reservists Aboard? "Indeed, it is stated that at the time she was attacked she was carrying mili tary reservists to England for service in the British armv "True, there were American citizens aboard, but it must not be forgotten that they went aboard a belligerent ship with full knowledge of the risk nnd after oflicial warning by the Ger man government. When on board a British vessel they were on British soil. Their position was substantially equal to being within the walls of a fortified citv. New Thing in War, Says Lodge "Aside from the possible loss of American lives, let us ask ourselves just where we come in. At the present moment and with the light now before me, I confess that it appears to me that from our standpoint as a neutral na tion the Gulflight case presents a more delicate and serious complication than the ease of the l.usitania." Senator Lodge, ranking Republican member of the Foreign Relations Com mittee, said hp was not prepared to discuss the sinking of the Lusitania. The sinking of a passenger ship, even of a belligerent, without giving passen gers an opportunity to leave, the Sena tor thought a new thing in warfare. PRESIDENT DEEPLY SHOCKED; DECLINES TO MAKE COMMENT Washington, May S.—President Wil son arose early and read the newspa pers and such oflicial dispatches about the Lusitauia as had been received be fore breakfast. He went, as is his custom on Saturday, to the golf links, leaving word that if any important de tails were received they "were to be sent to him immediately. Telegrams from friends and relatives of passengers on the Lusitania began arriving at the White House early in the morning. They were immediately referred to the State Department. There was every indication at the White House that while President Wil son was deeply shocked at the loss of American lives, he was determined to await developments before determining on a course of action of the United States officials reiterated that he would take no steps until all available infor mation had been gained. While an air of gravity pervaded the White House, officials went about making arrangements to receive direct all messages being sent to the State Department and keeping the President in close touch with all branches of the government. The chief concern of administration officials was what the state of public opinion might be when details begin to come in. Ambassador Page, at London, ad vised the State Department that he has instructed the consul at Queenstown to care for the survivors and to furnish money where it is needed. Two Ameri can army officers have been sent to assist. His message said: "I have instructed our consul at Queenstown to care for bodies of dead and to give all help to sick, to aid the survivors who lost all casji, and I have sent two army officers, Captain Miller and Captain Castle." ENJOY SHOW AT VICTORIA Star-Independent Force Guests of the Management Last Night • Lovers of the short stories of Rich ard Harding Davis will be delighted with the reproduction of his famous storv "The Ijost House," now rum :ng at the Victoria moving picture house. The story is given by the films in all of its intensity, a wonderfully thrilling picture play of interest that fastens the attention of the spectators and holds it to the very finish. The story of the adventures of tho two reporters is told just as vividly by the films as Davis has portrayed it in words. Another beautiful one-film play at the Victoria is that of "The Rene gade," a tender, pathetic romance of an English officer ami his desert love, one that is full of emotion and senti ment. The entire force of the Star-Ind'e pendent were guests of the Victoria management last evening. LIST OF TflE SURVIVORS AS SENT TO 0. S. BY AMERICAN CONSUL AT QUEENSTOWN New York, May S.—The following list of Lusitania survivors has been com piled from cable dispatches received in Now York and from the list sent by the American consul at Queenstown to the State Department and sent out from Washington: Abramowitz, S. Adams, Mis. Henry, Boston. Adams, William McMillan. Allen, N. N., Now York. Ayala, Julia De. Baloa, John J. (Passenger list gives Baba). Ballantine. Margaret. Bernard. C. I', New York. Bernard, Oliver, Boston. Birmingham, H. Edgar (Not on pns senger list). Bohan, James (Toronto). Bottomlcy, Frederick (Not on pas senger list). Bowring, Charles W., New York. Boyle, Nicholas. Brandell, Miss Josephine, New York. Bretherton, Mrs. Brooks. J. H., New York. Burgess. Henry G., New York. Burnside, Mrs., New York. Bvingtcn, A. J., London. Byrne, Michael G., New Y'ork. Cairns, M. (Not on passenger list). Cannon, Owen (Not on passenger list). Chambers. Guy. Charles, J. H. (Toronto). Charles. Miss Doris. Toronto. Clark, A., Toronto. Cliffe, Patrick (Passenger list gives Horace Clift). Colebrook, H. Ct., Toronto. Collis, Edwin M. Connor, Miss Dorothy, New York. Cowper, Ernest, Toronto. Croslev, Cyrus. Croslev, Mrs. Cyrus. Cross, A. B. Daly. H. M. (Not given on list). Davis, Fniily (Passenger list gives Miss Annie Davis). Dawson, Woodward Walter. Dodd, Miss Dorothy. Doherty, Mrs. and infant. Duckworth, Elizabeth. Duguid, George. Dyer, Robert. Ellis, John. Evans, T. J. M. (Not on list). Ewart, Robert J. Ferereszewich, John (Not on list). Fernandv, Edward (Not on list). Fish, Mrs. and two children. Freeman. John. Gardner, R. t Gautlett, F. J., New York. Ghiberdot, Herbert. Grath,.o. H. (Not on list). Gwyer, Rev. H. L. Gwyer, Mrs. H. L. Hammond, O. H., New York. Hardy, Miss E. Harnwick, C. C., New York, llarriman, Cornelius (Not on list). Harris, D. C. Henderson, Huntley. Henderson, Violet. Herris, John (Not on list). Hill, Mrs. C. T. London. Holland, Miss. Holland, Mrs. Nina. Hooke, Elsie (Not on list). Hooke, J. (Passenger list gives George Hooke). Hotchkiss, Charles (Not on list). Houghton,.J. H. (Not on list). Ilousuell, Edgar. Jeffry, A. M. (Not on list). Jeffrey, Charles L„ Chicago. Jenkins, Bertram, New York. Jenkins, Frances (Not on list). Jones, First officer A. K. Judson, Fred S. Kay, Robert. Kaye, Miss Katherine. Kessler, George, New York. Knox, S. M., Philadelphia. Lane, G. B. Lassetter, Mrs. H. 8., London. Laseter, F„ London. I>auriat, Jr., Charles E., Boston. Ijeary, James, New York. Ijevin, Thomas D. (Not on list). Levinson, Joseph (Not on list). Lewis, Third Officer J. F. Light, Herbert. Lines, Stanley L. B. Lines, Mrs. Stanley L. B. Linnson, Jr. Livermore, Mernar. Lockhart, R. R., Toronto. Loney, Miss, New York. Lund, Mrs. C. H. Lurdonne, Mrs. Andrew and infant. McConnell, John W., Memphis, Tenn. McMurrav, L., Toronto. Mackworth, Lady, Cardiff, Wales. Manley, A. (Not on list). Marderud, U'no. (Not on list). Marcheral, Mr., wife and two chil dren. Martin. Mist* R. Mathos, A. T., Montreal. Mereline.t Mrs. (Not on list). Myers, W. G. (List gives H. H. Mey ers). Maycock, Miss May. Mesh, Mrs. Thomas, (Not on list). Moore, Daniel. Moore, John. Morris, the Rev. H. C. 8. Moslev, G. G„ New York. Murdoek, Miss Jess C. (Not on list), Neath, H. (Not on list). North, Miss Olive. O'Dounell, Patrick. Oslevan, Thomas. Pappadopoulo, M. N., Greece. Pappadopoulo, Mrs. M. N , Greece. Parker, James. (List gives W. Parkes). Pavnter, Mrs. Irene, Liverpool. Pearl, Ardray. Pearl, Major F. Warren, New York, Pearl, Mrs. F. Warren, and two chil dren, New York. Pearl, Stuart Duncan D., New York. Perry, F. K. A. (Probably Frederick J. Perry). Perry, F. K. (Probably Frederick J. Perry). Phillips, Thomas. (List gives Wil liam Phillips). Phillips, Wallace 8., New York. Rankin, Robert, New York. Reiddy, G. (List gives J. R. Read die). Rowan, Frederick. (List gives A. Kowen). Scott, J. (Probably George Scott). Sharp, Samuel. Simpson, the Rev. H. W. Slide)], Thomas. (Probably M. T. Slidell, of New York). Smith, J. Preston. Smith, Miss Jessie Taft, Braceville, Ohio. Steele, George. Stevens, George. Stockton, Robert. (Probablv A. Stockton). Sullivan, Mrs. F. Sweeney, John M. Taylor, Richard Lionel, Montreal, Thomas, D. A.. Cardiff, Wales. Tierney, Michael. (Probably James Tierney, of Pittsburgh). Turner, Captain W. F„ of Luaita>nia. Vassar, W. A. F., London. Walker, Annie. (Proba.bly Mary Walker). I Ward, Charles. Ward, Mrs. Charles. Ward, George. Ward, Mrs. George. W r ebb, Miss Minnie. Williams, Edith. Winter, Miss T. Witherbfte, Mrs. A. F., New York. Wolfenden, Mrs. John. Wrfcght, Robert C. Young, Philip, Montreal. WEEPIKC PERSIS BESIEGE NEW YORK CUNARD OFFICE, SEEKING LUST RELATIVES New York. May 8. —When the Cun arti line office opened early to-day the first bulletin issued—the text of the announcement made by the press bureau at Liverpool last night stating that 658 had been landed—strength ened the belief that the loss of life would be great, especially among tho first cabin passengers. As fast as the work could be done, a list of survivors from the second cab in was prepared. The first list, it was thought, would be followed by others during the day. Among the callers at the office was Harry Niemark, a Belgian, who came to America with his father, Abraham Niemark, three months ago, leaving his mother and sisters in London. The elder Niemark sailed on the Lusitania, taking with him the entire fortune of the family, which he had converted into diamonds in order that they might be realized on readily. His name was not in the first list of survivors cabled from Liverpool. As the day wore on the crowd at the Cunard line increased. At noon the offices were filled with men and women, many of them crying, who waited for word of relatives and friends aboard. Kverv clerk in the line's employ, except those engaged in making lists of survivors as they dribbled in from Liverpool, was put to work answering inquiries. Th walls of the office and the counters were placarded with passeng er lists showing all,aboard. A check mark in ink was placed opposite the names of those reported saved. There were many white gape between the' check marks. F. P. Gaskell, in charge of the out bound freight of the Cunard line, de fied a report that there had been picric acid aboard the Lusitania. Mr. Gaskell said there were no explosives, ammunition or any inflammable ma terial on the ship. There was frequent mention during the day of the fact that the advertise ment placed by the Herman embassy in New York newspapers the morning of the l.usitania's sailing had reap peared in the newspapers to-day. This advertisement reminded the puiblie that Germany had declared a war zone about the British Isles and warned travelers that they would embark at their own risk on ships flying the flags of the allies. At the oflices of the line it was an nounced at noon that it was known that 79 of the first cabin passengers h id been saved, according to lists com piled from their own advices and other sources. A revision of the passenger list placed the total number of pas sengers aboard at 1,254. The crew numbered 665, making a total of 1,919 persons on the ship. PITIFUL SIGHTS AMUNC THE DEAD RECEIVED AT MORGUES Queenstown, May 8, 10 A. M.—The bodies of victims from the Lusitania are arriving i»n every incoming boat. The Cunard line warehouse, which is being used as a temporary morgue, al ready has been filled and sixty more bodies have been taken to the town hall. Others are at the hospitals to which were taken those whose condi tion appeared most serious. Two chil dren who were brought ashore clasped in each others arms have not yet been identified. Mrs. Stanley Lines, who was brought ashore in one of the ship's boats, im mediately started a search of the city to find her husband. She learned at 4 o'clock this morning he was dead at a hotel. When the women landed they presented a pitiful appearance. Some were covered only with blankets. Many children were without their parents. The funerals of most of the British victims will be held at Queenstown on Sunday. Two stokers have confirmed the re port that the steamer was struck by two torpedoes. The first entered No. 1 stoke hold and the second the engine room. CUNARD OFFICIAL CALLS IT MURDER IN SCATHING TERMS Liverpool, May 8, 1.58 P. M.—Al fred Booth, manager-director of the Cunard Steamship Company, made the following statement to-day: "1 desire to send my heartfelt sym pathy, wherein all the Cunard direc tors and managers join, to relatives and friends of the American passengers murdered by the German submarine. "I am certain the whole civilized world grieves for the sorrow and suf fering caused, and in loathing for this treacherous attack on innocent lives, so many of whom were women and children. "Every possible step is ibei>ng taken to relieve the immediate wants of the survivors at Queenstown after their terrible experience." Leaves Customer Half Shaved Harry Gipe, a barber at 1914 State street, left a customer half shaved yesterday afternoon when City Detec tive Harry White, approached with a warrant for him charging non-support. It happened that another barber hap pened down the street wheeling a babv coach and seeing the predicament of the customer he finished thfc shUve. Gipe was not arrested. Aeks For Keys to Meters City Electrician Clark E. Diehl, to day made a formal demand on the Har risburg Light and Power Company, for keys to meters, which have ibeen in stalled in four places in Harrisburg, to check up ou the current being fur nished to subscribers of the company. The meters have been in service three weeks and the keys have not yet been turned over, Mr. Diehl said. separated hemelf can be an answer to the latest provocation." SINKING OF LUSITANIA HAS ADVERSE AFFECT 111 STOCK MARKET; SECURITIES BBOP New York, M«y B.—Stocks broke with extreme violence at the opening of the market to-day. The entire list was adversely affected by overnight de velopments relative to the sinking of the Lusitania and ieavy selling orders came from all over the country. Open ing prices wore from 2 to & points be low last night's close. Fifteen thousand shares of U, 8. Steel was offered in one lot at 2 points below yesterday's close. Wall Street begun the day in solemn and thoughtful mood. Overnight de velopments in connection with the sink ing of the Dusitania, much worse than the financial district had been led to be lieve yesterday, wore reflected in Wall Street an 1 our before the stock market opened. The thoughts of many leaders of finance turned to Washington. Officers of Stock Exchange firms were thronged with customers and onlookers. The heads of \>ig international banking houses were on hand early and many private cables were received from Lon don and the continent. The tenor of these messages WHS not disclosed except in one instant, which told of a feeling of deep resentment throughout London. A torrent of selling orders was un loosed when the gong rang. Transcon tinental as well as English shares were among the weakest issues. Bethlehem Steel, a so-called war specialty, fell a fraction on t'he first offering, then dropped five points from last night's close. U. S. Steel was offered in one block of 15,000 shares at 52 to 52 1 / J against last night's close of 54>/j.. Westing-house Electric opened with 6*- 000 shares at S2 to 85 against yester day's close of 92. Studebaker doclined five points. Reading, Goodrich,*.Bald win locomotive and American car fell 4 to 5 points and Coppers from 2 to 3% points. Trading was extremely ac tive and t'he floor was thronged. The only stock of any importance to show even a slight gain was Haiti more and Ohio, which rose half a point but. soon reacted. On the floor of the Exchange the scene before the reporting was one of excitement. A very large percentage of the 1,100 members gathered on the floor long before the opening. Recoveries more or less complete were recorded before the expiration of the first half hour, indicating the substan tial character of the buying The mar ket 'became more normal as prices un derwent readjustment and trading diminished in volume towards 11 o'clock. At that time the selling move ment seemed to have lost its force. At the opening level of prices a few stocks, notably Reading, dropped to the low point reached July 30 last, the day 'before the Stock Exchange closed be cause of the European war. B<>ar pressure was midlv effective in the later dealings, the "list receding about a point from best prices. Drifter Picks Up 45 Survivors London, May 8, 1.50 P. M.—A further telegram has just been received by the British officials from Cork stat ing that 45 more survivors from the Lusitania have been landed at Queens town from a drifted. Says Sinking Was Justifiable Cleveland, 0., May 8. —Dr. Bernard Dernberg, former German Colonial Sec retary, who arrived here to-day from New York to address the City Club, holds the sinking of the Lusitania by a German submarine to be justifiable. Expel Germans From Stock Exchange London, May 8, 2.13 P. M.—The feeling of resentment against Germany over the torpedoing of the Lusitania was so strong on the Stock Exchange this morning that the British members united and turned all their fellow mem bers of German origin, and all German clerks, bodily out of the house. Captain J. B. Miller Anrffog Missing Washington, May B.—Captain J. B. Miller, of the Coast and Geodetic Sur vey, is among those missing on the Lusitania. His family at Erie, Pa., telegraphed to the Survey Department to-day for information. E. Lester Jones, superintendent of the Survey, wont with Captain Miller to the Lusi tania the day she sailed. Lusitania Insured For $7,."H>0,000 New York, May 8. —Insurance on the Lusitania, it was said to-day, a amounted to $7/500,000. The vessel was valued in round figures, at $lO,- 000,000. The worth of the cargo she carried was reckoned to-day at $735,- 000. Dr. Fisher Cables Wife He's Saved Washington, May B.—Dr. Howard L. Fisher, brother of Walter L. Fisher, former Secretary of the Interior, who was on the Lusitania, going to the American Red Cross unit in Belgium, cabled to his wife here from Queens town to-day that he was safe and well. MRS. CHAMBERS BURIED Services Held in Pise Street Presbyte rian Church This Morning The funeral of Mrs. George S. Chambers, widow of the Rev. Dr. George S. Chambers, who died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Andrew Wil ley, Yonkers, N. Y., Thursday, was held from the Pine Street Presbyterian church this morning at 10 o'clock. The services were in charge of the Rev. Dr. Louis S. Mudge, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. J. A. Ar mentrout and the Rev. John H. War den, of Bethany chapel. Interment was in the Chamber? plot in the Harrisburg cemetery. The pallbearers, elders of the church, were: E Z. Gross, D. W. Cox, Henry B. MeCormiek. J. A. Strana han, J. E. Patterson and R. B. Mateer. ODD FELLOWS GET NEW HOME Three-Story Building to Be Erected Here Soon William E. Bushey, of Lemoyne, was awarded the contract for fcho new building of Brotherly Love Lodge No. 896, Grand United Order of Odd Fel lows, to be erected on the northwest cor nes of Briggs and Cowden streets. The project includes a three-story 'brick building with store rooms on Hie first floor, a public hall forty feet square on the second floor ami two lodge rooms and offices on the third floor. It is the intention of the contractor to push the building as quickly as pos sible and Odd FellJows of this city are looking forward to the enjoyment of their new quarters during the next [ winter. SIXTY NOW ENTERED FOR FUBLICITYJOTOR RUN Three-Day Trip WIU Be Enjoyed bj 240 Harrlsburgers—Close Up Usti at 6 O'clock To-night—Start Moo day at 6.80 At noon to day sixty automobile* which will haul in the neighborhood oi 240 people, were entered in the three day publicity run of the Motor Clut of Harrisburg, which will start from Harrisburg Monday morning. In addi tion there will be several official cart carrying a dozen or more officials. Ad ditionul entries were expocted all dur ing the afternoon. V. Grant Forrer will referee the run. J. Clyde Myton, secretary of the club, will be pacemaker and no man with speed mania will be permitted to past him on the road. George D. Proud, who has managed the run, will act as pilot and pathfinder and W. R. Dougla« will be starter and finish judge. The first car to leave the city will be a Brockway truck entered by the Commercial Car Company. Its piirposs Is to carry the baggage of the passen gers on the trip. This service will bs continued on the entire run and bag gage to be taken on this trip can be left at the Dauphin Hotel to-morrow as the start will be made shortly after midnight Monday. The noon and night, controls will be taken into consideration only in the matter of penalties. An easy touring schedule of betwen eighteen and twenty miles an hour. There was but one stretch of bad road on the original route as surveyed and thiß was changed last week so as to eliminate the roads, the change in tho mileage being but a quarter of a mile. The road so cut out has recently been repaired and is still soft. Many receptions ar e in store for the motorists over the route, the greatest reception being arranged by Wilming ton, where all of the clubs will be thrown open to the motorists. Mr. Douglas will start th« first car from Market square at 6.30 o'clock and thereatfer all cars will leave at one minute intervals until all of them are on their way. The first night control will be the Hotel Rudolph at Atlantic City. On the second day the cars will leave Atlantic City at 7.30 o'clock, the night control of the second day be ing at Hotel Dupont, Wilmington, Del. The start of the third day,from Wil mington will also be made at 7.30 o'clock. The run is 408 miles long. Entries close to night at 6 o'clock. Seventy five trophies have been offered. FLEET RECEIVED IN SILENCE Lusitania Horror Puts Damper on Wel come to U. s. Warships By Associated Press, New York, May B.—New York's wel come to the sixteen battleships of the Atlantic fleet, which steamed into the 'harbor to-day for the naval demonstra tion here, was virtually one of silence. The usual salute of the steam whistles from harbor craft was lacking and as the ships swept up the Hudson into their anchorages scarcely a cheer went up from the crowds lining the shore. There seemed to be a general spirit of depression, inspired apparently by the disaster to the Lusitania, for usu ally a ceremonial visit to New York by ships of the navy is a gala occa sion. The ships, with the Louisiana in the lead, passed quarantine shortly aft er 9 o'clock, the Wyoming, Admiral Fletcher's flagship, brought up the rear. Shortly after the Wyoming came to anchor, Acting Mayor McAneney, in the absence of Mayor Miitchell, boarded the flagship to extend to Admiral Fletcher the official welcome of the city. JOHN HENRY FARLINC DEAD He Left Dauphin County in 1H54, Driving Over Mountains (Special to the Star-Independent.) Somerset, Pa., May B.—The "Som erset County Leader," published at Rockwood, this county, announces the death of John Henry Farling, in his 87th year, one of the pioneer residents of Rockwood, who was a native of Dauphin county, and '"emigrated" to Rockwood in the spring of 1854. "He drove a team," says the "Leader," "over the mountain from Union Deposit, there being no railroads at that early period in Somerset coun ty. '' Mr. Farling was a Civil war veteran and his remains were buried with the honors of the G. A. R. post of which he was a member. With the Philip Wolfersberger fam ily, also from Dauphin county, h was on of the founders of the flourishing borouigh of Rockwood. Relatives of the deceased still reside in Dauphin coun ty, among them Miss Sarah Farling, of Steelton. GLADE PROGRESS MEN ORGANIZE C. E. Whitman, of This City, Chosen Instructor of Male Chorus Progress, May B.—The Proves* Church of God male chorus has perfect ed a permanent organization. C. B. Whitman, 209 North Fifteenth street. Harrisburg, will be instructor and teacher. Officers elected are: President, William Denney, Sr.; secretary, E. M. Longenecker; assistant secretary, Charles Lenker, and treasurer, George Umholtz, Sr. The chorus will sing at a men's and boys' meeting to-morrow. The speak er will be the Rev. Dr. H. F. Hoover. 9300 Bill for Woman Assailant Ginetta Ponetti, charged with fel onious assault on Joseph Chiari, the change growing out of her stabbing him in the ear during a Sheriff's sale at 12i2'5 Wallace street, yesterday morning, was' held under SSOO bail by Alderman Murray, in police court this afternoon. She was released on bail. Chief Hutchison Coming Home (?hief of Police Hutchison, who was operated on in the Fountain Springs honpital three weeks ago, started for home to-day by automobile, according to word received here this morning. Chief Hutchison has been visiting in Mt. Carmel for two days. U. 8. Liner Sails for War Zone New York, May B.—The American Liner Philadelphia sailing for Liver pool to-day steamed away with full cabins'and with berth in the steerage at a premium. She had 940 passengers aboard. LAWYERS' PAPER BOOKS Printed at this office in best style, at lowest prices and on short notice.