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DISTRICT ATTORNEY BILL
FALLS UNDER VETO AXE
Governor Kills Measure Permitting
lawyers of One Year's Experience
to Hold That Office—Two Other
Bills Rejected—Many Are Signed
In vetoing to-day the bill relative
to the eligibility' of candidates for the
office of district attorney, Governor
Brumbaugh said that it is intended to
make an attorney of one year's prac
tice eligible for that office, instead of
requiring two years' experience a.s at
present, and "it is a questionable mat
ter to intrust to one having such slight
contact bv experience with the ma
chinery of justice to hold an office so
important. To lessen the qualifications
for this office is a step backward which
it is unwise to take.''
The act to anien.il the method of ap
peals from assessments of taxes in this
State is vetoed because the Governor
thinks it allows one person to appeal
from the assessment of another per
son's property and allows a municipal
ity to appeal from an assessment made
by its own agents and representatives,
■which is an anomaly. The tiVle of the
bill also is defective.
The bill extending the terms of bor
ough solicitors provided they expire
hetwocn January 1. 1916, and January
1. 1918, was vetoed because elections
of such officers are now in the hands of
borough councils and there is no rea
son, in the Governor's opinion, for the
extension of tenure.
The Governor approved the following
Authorizing A. K. Cassel. of Phila
delphia, to sue the State in Dauphin
Amending the act of 1911 providing
for the safety of persons employed in
bituminous coal mines.
Appropriating $1,624 to Joseph B.
Sheppard, .lr., for money erroneously
paid into the State Treasury.
Appropriating $1,698 to the liver
hart Coal Company for money er
roneously paid into the State Treas
May Elect Mayor In Primaries
Amending the third class city law
providing that a candidate for Mayor
jit the primaries who receives more
than one-half of the ballots cast ;it
that election shall be the solo candi
date for Mayor, an.l- that a candidate
for the City Commission who receives
more than one-half of the vote at the
primaries shall be placed at the head
of the group of candidates and be con
sidered elected unless a candidate
whose name is not printed on the bal
lot receives more votes through stick
ers or bv written name.
I'rovidini.' for the creation of cities
of the third class through the consoli
dation of boroughs in two or more con
Relating to the appeals from the re
ports of auditors of second, third and
four class school districts.
House bills were signed as follows:
Authorizing the Auditor General to
empower certain employes of his de
partment to do such official acts as he
Providing that the same person may
hold the ollice of township treasurer
and treasurer of the school board, but
no township commissioner or auditor
may be township treasurer.
Care of Dependent Children
Providing that the courts may di
rect that counties pay for the main
tenance of dependent, -neglected, in
corrigible and delinquent children un
der detention, previous to being placed
in an institution.
Fixing the salaries of jury commis
sioners, county jailor and jjil physi
cian in Allegheny county.
Authorizing cities of the second
class to extend their precautions
Validating contracts, bonds or obli
gations of foreign corporations made
prior to the act of 1911 regulating
their business in this State.
Permitting foreign corporations for
the manufacture of firebrick, etc., to
hold real estate in this State.
TO DISCUSS WHARF PLANS
League Will Seek Planning Commis
sion's Aid As to Manning's Ideas
As soon as the arrangements can be
made, members of the Municipal
League, it was announced to-day, will
hold a conference with the members
of the City Planning Commission and
discuss the question of the Harrisburg
Light and Power Company establishing
its proposed coal wharf on Hargest's
island, the work which has been start
ed. has been held up.
The league in endeavoring to have
the city follow the suggestions of War
ren H. Manning, the city's landscape
architect, who, in his criticism of the
light company's wharf plans, recom
mended that the wharf be .built in ac
cordance with his ideas of architectur
al attractiveness, or that a floating
platform be used. The Planning Com
mission will be urged, it is said, to sub
mit the Municipal League's suggestions
to the City Commissioners.
DENIES T. K.'S TESTIMONY
On Witness Stand Barnes Defends His
Hy Associah-d Prcßß•
Syracuse, X. Y., May 14.—William
Barnos concluded his direct testimony
in the Supreme Court here to-day In
defending his organization policies, de
nying parts of the testimony of The
odore Roosevelt and Loyal W. France
and contradicting William Loeb. lie
declared that the Colonel reproached
him when in 1910, he did not vote
for the former President as temporarv
chairman of the state convention. He
answered many questions designed, his
counsel said, to show the "dominance
of the defendant" in the Republican
Mr. Barnes denied that he tried to
influence the votes of legislators at the
time of the Senatorial deadlock in 1911
and he swore he had never talked to
Charles F. Murphy of Tammany Hall
but once in his life.
U. S. Warship to Go to Mexico
fly Associated PICAS.
Angeles, Cal., May 14.—The
Navy department, according to a mes
sage received here to-day, has instruct
ed Admiral Howard to send a warship
to Tobari Bay, Mex., to succor the
American colony at Esperanza, wnich
has been attacked by Yaqui Indians
Jury Will Pass on Thaw's Sanity
By Associated Press.
New York, May 14.—The appellate
division of the Supreme Court decided
to-day that it would not interfere with
the plan to have Harry K. Thaw's men
tal status placed before a jury for de
DAMAGE SUITS GIVEN
TO JURIES FOR DECISION
Long Drawn Out Action Against City
of Harrisburg Finally Closes After
Trial Lasting Nearly a Week—
Other Cases Heard
Two damage suits that had been on
'trial in Common Pleas Court here dur
ing ail of this week went to trial to
day. Hearing in the suit of Riley 'Bog
ner against the Northern Central Rail
road Company went to the jury at 11
o'clock, while in the case of C. J.
Mahoney against the City of Harris
<burg, the jury did not get the case until
late afternoon or after Judge George
Kunkel had completed his charge.
Bogner wants damages for 'personal
injuries whiietMahonev's claims is 'ba-sed
upon the fall of his Naudain street
house into a section of the Fifteenth
street sewer. At the conclusion of the
Bogner case a jury in Judge MeCarrell's
court took up the case or John C.
Thompson against John G. Wall, this
•being a suit for damages for the loss
of a n eye.
Thompson charges that a' bottling
machine at which he was working when
in the employ O'f Wall was not prop
erly equipped with safeguards, so that
when a bottle exploded flying glass lac
erated his left eve and, destroyed the
sight. Others of Wall's employes testi
fied that guards had 'been provided for
the machine but "we refused to use
them. The Court declined the defend
ant s motion to enter a compulsory non
suit aod directed the case to be sub
mitted to the jury for decision.
Nine Ready for Sentence
Nine defendants have pleaded guilty
to the several criminal cases with which
they have feeen charged and will
formally appear before the Court for
sentence on 'Monday morning. The list
as announced by District Attorney
Stroup is as follows: Leroy Colgate,
non-support; Charles Bby, larceny,
I'oney Keets. assault and battery; W.
E. Quawn. acceptance of "bawd money;
Albert Robinson, assault and batterv,
two counts; Frank Re s h, John Slovinac
and Edwin Specht, non-support, and
Oharles Vorht, larceny.
Makes Assignment of Property
Mrs. Catherine M. Reigle,.of Mifflin
•township, this morning filed notice with
'he ( ourt that she has made an assign
ment of her property for the benefit of
her creditors and has appointed Squire
I. S. Daniel assignee.
Appeals Tax Case
An appeal to the State Supreme
Court has been taken by the Attorney
General's Department from the decision
of the Dauphin county court in the
suit for State taxes against the Metro
politan Life Insurance Company. The
appeal will not be heard until the Oc
tober session which will 'be held in Pitts
Sues to Recover $1,410
The Buffalo Forge Company this
morning brought a suit against Mathias
H. Baker to recover a claim for $1,410.
Misko Petronic. Spring Grove, and
' epa Bertok, Steelton.
Earl Metz, Lemovne, and Glenna,
ALL LEFT TO WIDOW WHO
DIED SOON AFTER HIM
Estate of William S. Pipes, Who. With
His Wife, Was Killed by Trolley!
Car, Now Is to Be Divided Equally
Among His Four Children
William S. Pipes, who. with his wife,
was run down by a trolley car at Four
teenth and Derrv streets, on Sunday, I
and both of them injured so badlv that I
they died, intended to give practically I
all of his estate to his widow, accord
ing to his will, filed with Register Dan-|
ner for probate to-day. Mrs. Pipes'!
death, as a result of the accident, fol-'
lowed that of her husband by a few j
hours and the couple were buried in '
the same grave.
Another provision of Mr. Pipes' will
was that after the death of the wife
the entire estate should be divided
equally among the four children, and
this provision will become operative at
once. The value of the estate was not
made known to the Register. Besides
:i one-fourth share of the estate, a
daughter, Clara ('. Hamilton, is to re
ceive the piano which her parents pos
se»sed. The other children are Harry
■**., William S. and George H. Pipes.
The will of Catherine Bender Dost
man. late of Middlctown, was filed with
the Register for probate to-day. Caro
line Hawla, who is to receive the en
tire estate, except $250. is made execu
William J. Loseu 10 this morning wa*<
appointed by the Resistor a.s adminis
trator of the estate his wife,
Alice Motter Lescure.
FIFTY OF SUNKEN EIIEN'S
CREW ARRIVE AT DAMASCUS
Damascus, Syria, Via London, May
14, 9.55 A. M.—Lieut. Von Mueeke
and a landing party from the German
cruiser Emden, which, escaped when
their ship was sunk in the Indian Ocean
on November 10, have arrived here
after six months of adventurous wan
dering. There are fifty men in the
"Have I won the iron cross?'' was
the first question asked by Lieut. Von
Muccke. He and tin? sailors in his
command were delighted when told they
were regarded in Germany as heroes
and all have been awarded the coveted
cross. The Lieutenant declared all he
wanted now was to got a command in
the North Sea.
Von Muecke and the remnant of the
Emden's crew were reported to have
escaped from allied patrol ships and
piloted the schooner Avsba, on which
they escaped from Cocos Island, safely
into the Arabian harbor of Lidd, on
March 27. They reached Hodeida,
Arabia, on February 5. Thev prob
ably traveled by rail most of' the dis
tance from Lidd (Jidda!) to Damascus.
FtABBTSBTTRG STAB-INDEPENDENT. FRIDAY EVENING. MAY 14, 1915.
LABOR MEN ALL
Continued From First Page,
I to local unions, which resolution was
not concurred in "by the committee, he
"It has been moved and seconded
r ' that the convention do not concur with
r the concurrence of the committee on
I the referendum of -t " ,
| Stopping not only because of the pro
! tests of delegates but ibecause of some
i idea, of his own that, he had not stated
| the case properly, the presiding officer
1 appealed to Secretary Quimi for asslst
- ; ance anil finally succeeded in making
- ■ the matter clear.
The voite on the resolution was 120
I for and 91 against concurring with the
J committee's non-concurrence. In short,
j the referendum was lost.
. ; The convention also agreed with the
I committee in its non-concurrence with
I i p resolution providing that union men
> ; who are out of employment be relieved
'! from the payment of their dues, and
also a resolution asking that local or
l ganizations be given votes in propor-
I tion to their membership. One of the
speakers on the latter question cited
the United States Senate as a distin
' guished example of a body in which
» there is equal representation and warn
, ed the delegates that if the State Fed
eration of Labor were to adopt a plan
for representation according to mem
-1 hens hip, the miners would control the
i i body.
Bitterness was again expressed dur
r! iug this session by the miners against
' | alleged harsh treatment of them by
1 the other menubers of the federation,
| when one of them rose to accuae the
>I committee on resolutions of "non-con
■ j curring with all resolutions we miners
■ | present." The speaker said he could
■ j not understand why suc'i partiality
• j was exhibited. He was assured by the
> chairman of the abused committee
that the members of the committee
never take into consideration where the
resolutions come from, and that they
"love the miners the same as the car
penters and all the rest."
A glowing report of the American
Federation of Labor convention held
recently at Philadelphia, was read to
the convention, in which it was said
• that never before had there been any
where so magnificent a demonstration
in honor of labor.
Following the adjournment of the
morning session at noon, the delegates
of the seven districts held caucases
for the purpose of nominating district
LATE WAR NEWS SUMMARY
Continued From First ('age.
i to relieve the pressure on the Russian
! center, and are attacking the Gorman
; flanks. To meet this situation the Ger
mans are transferring troops further
to the east, apparently with the inten
; tion of attacking the Russian left
Great demonstrations in favor of
war are reported in dispatches from
j Rome. It is said that grave events
j are looked for in the near future. So
far as is known, King Victor Emmanuel
has not accepted or declined to accept
the resignation of the Cabinet, ten-
I dered last night.
Advices from the Dardanelles, as
conveyed from sources favorable to the
| allies, say the French and British
: forces are continuing to gain in. the
j land fighting, although it is conceded
the decisive phase has not been
reached. One British correspondent as
i serts that the whole coast line or Gal
lipoli peninSula is in the hands of the
The captain of a steamer which put
in at Blyth, England, reported his ship
I had s ruck a submerged obstacle which
apparently was a submarine, and that
he believed the submarine had been
A Dutch trawler reported it had
been attacked in the North Sea by a
German aeroplane, while flying the
Dutch flag. Three bombs wer© dropped
but the trawler was uninjured.
, The great battle now in progress in
i Northern France is characterized in a
| London dispatch as one of the unbe
lievable fury. It is said both sides have
| been exhausted by the struggle but that
j the allies are holding firmly to the po
| sitions in which they are now estab
The Russian War Office announces
1 that the battle in Western Galicia is
becoming less intense, but official re
ports from Berlin and Vienna continue
j to claim that the Austro-German forces
I are sweeping eastward, putting the
Russians to rout and capturing vast
numbers of prisoners.
PRAISES THE WILSON NOTE
Washington, May 14.—Congressman <
j Gardner, of Massachusetts, in speak- !
j ing of the President's note to Ger- j
"I call the President's note resolute
J and vigorous. Ido not see how he could
| have made it stronger without delib-
I erately offering provocation to Ger
! many. At the sam time, I clearly recog
-1 nize the fact that an irrevocable step
of awful solemnity has been taken. As
■an American, I take pride in that step
and in the mantaer in which it has been
ill. S. NOTE A FIRM STAND FOR
NEUTRALS, SAYS NEWSPAPER j
'London, .'May 14. 1.33 P. M.—Re-j
ferring to the note of President Wilson j
to the government of Germany the!
"Westminster Gazette'' says:
" The central fact is that in the name
of humanity and international law the I
United States demands a guarantee that
the right of neutrals to travel over any
portion of the seas, in neutral or bel
ligerent vessels, shall be respected. This
is of profound importance not only for
the present war but for the future peace
and security of the world, and 'by dis
patching this note the greatest of the
neutral powers definitely takes a stand '
on maintaining the limits hitherto set
down for warfare at sea. * * *
"It is more than our cause which is
at stake, and more than our interests
that have to be considered."
ERA OF BANAL PROTESTS OVER,
IS COMMENT OF PARIS PRESS i
Paris, May 14. —The unofficial ver
sion of President Wilson's note to Ger
many is highly praised by this morn
ing's pa, ers. It shows, says tho
"(Figaro'' that "the era of baiial pro- .
tests is over and Germany must give
formal guarantees that she will not per-
Imit 'similar crimes in future. If she
breaks tliese promises America will pro
ceed to act.
The United States, perhaps, will not
I go as far as war, for it will not be
* i necessary. It is possible the United
? j States may take the initiative in The or
j ganization of a defensive league of neu
i I trals which will transfer the passive
i j neutrality of non-belligerents into nc
i ; tive neutrality which will manifest ft
i self, to begin with, by an absolute and
■ ' complete 'boycott of 'Germany which will
s j definitely piace her beyond the pale of
l j civilization. We can, in any case, toe
r j sure the United States will exact full
- j and entire satisfaction.'*
JTHOUSANDS GATHER AT DAWN
. AND AWAIT WILSON'S NOTE
New York, May 14.—Intense inter
est in the American government's note
to Germany was shown here to-day by
thousands of persons gathered before
dawn outside the offices of the morning
newspapers waiting for editions con
taining the text of the communication.
Owing to the government's restric
tion against publication of the note be
fore 5 o'clock, the hour corresponding
to that at which it was to be delivered
to the Gorman Foreign Office in Berlin,
the newspapers were unable to print the
note in their customary early morning
editions. For this reason, only two
morning papers were for sale on the
street before 5 a. m. and these did not
contain the text of the note.
Citizens who were accustomed, to'
purchase their morning papers at earlv
hour* while on their way to work gath
ered in crowds outside the newspaper
offices waiting for the editions that
appeared at 5 o'clock.
BERNSTORKE REPUTES RUMOR
OF GERMANY IGNORING NOTE
Washington, May 14.—Although
j Ambassador Gerard has been directed
to notify the State Department of his
receipt of the American note no word
came from him that the note reached
C-ount Bornstorff, the German Am
bassador, made an engagement to go
to the State Department, it was under
stood, to call Mr. Bryan's attention to
reports again published to-day purport
ing to forecast a complete refusal by
Germany to all the American repre
sentations and point out that the em
bassy in no way was a source of them.
TONE IN THE STOCK MARKET
War Shares Show Small Declines While
Trading Is Moderately Actively—
No Trace of Hysteria Which Char
acterized Recent Operations
By Associated Press,
New York, May 14. —Wall Street.
—Latest developments in the situation
between this country and Germany
were reflected in the nervous tone of
the stock market at to-day's opening.
Initial prices were mostly lower, but
in few instances did declines go be
yond fractions. Later however, greater
heaviness was shown a numlber of im
portant stocks falling a point or more.
U. S. Steel was the only leader to open
with a large offering, 7,000 shares
changing hands in one block at 72,
one point down. War shares like Beth
lehem Steel, Pressed Steel Car and
General Electric lost an much. Trading
was moderately active, but without
any trace of the hysteria which char
acterized recent operations.
After the first hour the market set- j
tied into a state of extreme dullness.
War stocks went lower, but the more
seasoned issues made half way recov
ery from lowest prices. Evidently much
of the early selling originated from
speculative quarters with an admixture
of foreign offerings. In point of fact,
London's market for American securi
ties was firm, with gains in some of
the high grade issues. Local traders
were inclined to await further news
from abroad before taking a stand on
either side of the market. Prices fell
aigain .just before midday. Bonds were
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
New York, May 14.
Open. Close. I
Amal Copper 65% 63%
Amer Beet Sugar .... 42% 40%'
j American Can 33 ' 30%i|
Am Car and Foundry Co 4it% 4 71/,
Am Cotton Oil 45 43 i
jAm Ice Securities .... 30 28 I
| Amer Loco 42% 39 j
j Amer Smelting 64 62%
| American Sugar 104 101%
Amer Tel and Tel .... 118 118
Anaconda 30% 29%
I Atchison 98'/, 97
Baltimore and Ohio .. 71% 69%
Bethlehem Steel 136 128
Brooklyn RT 87 88%
California Petroleum .. 15 13%
Canadian Pacific 157 156
Central Leather 34% 34
Chesapeake ami Ohio . . 41% 41 % !
Chi, Mil and St Paul .. 89 87% |
Chino Con Copper ;. . . 41% 40%;
Col Fuel and Iron .... 25% 24 j
j CoN) Products 12% 12 j
Pennsylvania R. R. ... 106% 105
Pittsburgh Coal 19% 18%
| do pfd 87% 87% I
: Press Steel Car 42% 37 j
Ray Con. Copper 22% 21%|
Reading 1 14 2% 141% I
Hepub. Tron and Steel . 25% 24 I
j Soutberu Pacific 87 85% |
I Southern Ry 16% 16%
[ Tennessee Copper 30% 29
Union Pacific 123% 121%
U. S. Rubber 60 57%
U. S. Steel 52 50%
do pfd 105 104%
Utah Copper 63 61%
Vir.-Carolina Ohem. ... 30 27
W. U. Telegraph 64% 64%
Westinghouse Mfg .... 88% " 84%
£ r ! e ■•• • • 24% 23%
hrie, Ist pfd 39 37%
Goodrich 'B F 40% 39
Groat ->or pfd . 116% 115%
Great Nor Ore subs .. . 30% 29%
Illinois Central 107% 105% 1
Interboro Met 20% .19
Interboro Met pfd .... 69% 67
Lehigh Valley 138% 137%
Mex Petroleum 71% 64%
LMo Pacific 13% '*7&
National 'Lead 55i/ g 6;j%
Nev Consol Copper ... 14% 13%
New York Cen ....... 84% 82%
N Y, N H and iH 62 ( 61
Norfolk and Western . . 101 101
Norfcheru i'ac 104% 102%
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Subjects iiColor Plates
Chronologically f / 1 jlB and
A rran ged kfciiß- iB Photographs -
The assassination of the SiM| ' i
Archduke Francis Fer- j| Crossing rivers on pon-
Rival aspirations fof a 'i fvwii fiT ' m rea P er ' s har
southern trade outlet. vest on the battlefield.
The diplomatic prelimi- j £ | Submarines in action.
How the nations were giant English cruisers
prepared for war. ' fllliP 1 by a German subma- s
Why Belgian neutrality l| j nCI PmM! | r ' ne "
was violated. >llff II Distress of Belgian refu-
The system of German !'■ •|| -l(s
--mobilization. B ' H Zeppelins at work.
Equipment of the Ger- || raj Scouting aeroplanes,
man and other armies. ill mBSm
||: ;|| |||||r Soldiers in the trenches.
The forts at I>iege. SI j|l yjmj a'hostile aeroplane.
The German dash upon Heroic removal of
>ar ' S " ilif BIBM l! wounded while under
Position of the armies. Wm
Singular inactivity of the ' W Enormous auto trucks
French. Si 11 1 Cut conveying food to the
Sketches of the allied W R Gre««lr
generals. F A g' ual T ' ie su^er '"SS bf wo-
The battle of Mons, etc. j| j ' 2 . | home, etc. Chlldren
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HALDEMAN ESTATE TO MOLTZ
Notice of Will Filed To-day WiU Be
Sent to Sister of Dead Lawyer
One of two wills that the late Ed
ward M. iHalcheman, said to have drawn
immediately before his death, was filed
for probate with Register Roy €. Ban
ner late this afternoon. The will was
drawn on April 26, last, and mentions
"my good friend, Theodore H. iMoltz,"
as sole beneficiary and executor.
The Register will give notice of the
filing of this will to Mrs. Mary H.
Armstrong, who 'has filed with Danner
a caveat advising him to not probate
any will before she is given an oppor
tunity to examine it. Mr. Haldeman
wai a member of the Dauphin e.miiirv
Policeman Nabs Runaway Girl
Policeman Hoffman to-day picked up
Helen Rinkle, a runaway from her
home in Chainbersburg. She said she
ran away because she had a fight with
her lover. She is but sixteen years
old and was hallcss and coatlesx and
is believed to have spent the night in
River Park. Th? police have com
municated with the Chambcrsburg po
Hope Steamer in Speed Tests
The Hope steamer, equipped with a
Front-drive motor tractor, climbed the
Derry and Berryhill street hills and
made thirty-two miles an hour on Front
street in tests to-day. The tests were
observed by City Commissioner Taylor
and Fire Chief Kindler. The machine
made twenty miles an hour up Berry
Chicago Board of Trade Closing
Chicago, May 14.—Close:
Wheat—May, 152 Vi; July, 127%.
Corn—Mav, 73%; July, 76.
Oats —May, 51%; July, 51 %.
Pork—July, 17.85; September, 18.17.
Lard—July, 9.57; September, 9.82.
Ribs—July, 10.45; September, 10.72.
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i CAPITOL HILL
»| " / ~
. | Order Reasonable Rates
An opinion favorable to the Adrian ;
1 Furnace Company, of Dußois, and
I against Ihe Pennsylvania Railroad
. Company was issued by the Public!
, I Service Commission today. By it a!
, j provision in a tarilT is eliminated which j
• | allowed an iron furnace at Josephine
to ship pig iron to H,uft' at a rate of!
,| 55c a, ton. but which imposed upon the I
j complainant a rate of $1.60 a ton be
r i cause of a sixth-class rate from .Joseph
, | ine to Huff. The Commission charac
terized ibis provision as unjust, uurea
j sonable and discriminatory. In connec
, | tion with tile complaiitt (lie Cominis
j sion further ordered that the l'enusy!
j vonia railroad and the Buffalo. Rochos
| ter & Pittsburgh Railway Companies
make reasonable joint. .rates upon pig
I iron from Dußois to 'Huff, Johnstown,
j Wilmerding and Uniontown.
! The Commission has issued an order
] that the Delaware, Lackawanna &
l Western railroad pay to John A. Wood I
j the sum of $1,22."> as damages to prop
j erty caused by the abolition of a cross- |
I ing at grade in the borough of Old'
Forge, Lackawanna county, at a point !
w here the Sibley road crosses Ihe tracks i
of the railroad company:
The State Treasury yesterday re
| ceiveil a chock for $1 01,264 from Coun
ty Treasurer Schlager, of backawanna |
county, for county licenses. The Penn
sylvania company paid in $69,512, r
made up of various items.
Dined the Messengers
The messenger boys who carry the
"press stuff'' from the newspaper room
at the Capitol to the operators were 1
last night given a dinner at the Co- -
lumbus rathskeller by the newspaper
correspondents, about twenty being at
the festive board. E. Lee* Kllmaker.
of the Philadelphia 'Press," conducted \
the affair on behalf of the committee i
and it was a great success. The boys
had all kinds of fun, sang songs niid i
made speeches under direction of a reg- i
ular toastmaster, and kidded one an- i
other to the limit. They were through ]
in time to return to the evening session
of the House.
AMBULANCE TO COST $3,200
Hospital Authorities to Add Money to
The $2,000 granted 'by the Senate
Committee for an am
jtbulance for the Harrisbnrg hospital will
I hasten the purchase of such a machine
| for that institution, according to Super
intendent Condon, but it will pay for
only part of the ambulance it is pro
posed to [ ii rc'liase.
In an another fund contributed by
citizens there is now something over
S2OO, and Mr. Condon believes that this
will be increased shortly to $1,200,
|so that a first-class car can be pur
chased. It will bo equipped with over
size prings so as to make the hauling
of patients more comfortable. Klectric
lights will be installed both inside and
out and the latest automobile equip
ment will be included. The machine
will be painted white. There will be no
difficulty in getting money for mainte
nance of the machine.
"Mother" Jones' Story of Strike
Ha Associated Press,
Washington, May 14.—"Mother"
Jones continued her story of the Colo
rado strike and described her nine
•weeks' detention at Trinidad. She told
o-f being carried away from the strike
field by militiamen and of her rearrest
when she endeavored to return She was
again held, she said, for twenty-six
days, in a cellar, with sewer rats. She
was released after several efforts had
'been made to secure a writ of habeas
Meeting at Zion Church
At a meeting of the official board of
Zion Lutheran church to be held at the
church to-night at 7.30 o'clock plans
will be heard for the erection of an ad
dition to the Sunday school building
costing about $12,000. The plans are
in the hands of the architect, George
Baum, of Philadelphia.