The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, May 25, 1915, Page 9, Image 10

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Csatlaae* Fr*m First Pace-
May 23 German and Austrian aero
planes made a scouting attack on Venice
at dawn. Several bomb* were thrown
and several persons were wounded—
one bomb falling near the arsenal and
another at San Nicoletta di Lodi, in the
water. One aeroplane flew directly
over the consulate amid a hail of ma
chine gun. shrapnel and shell fire. The
consul reports that there was no sign
of panic among the citizens who
watched the flight through glasses.
Rome. May 24 Via Paris. May 25,
2.20 A. M. —Baron Von Maechio, Aus
trian Ambassador to Italy, and Prince
Von Schoeabuig-Hartenstein. Ambassa
■ lor to the Vatican, with their staffs,
left for Vienna aboard a special train
at 8 o'clock to-right. They were ac
companied to thv> railroad station by
Count Viniza, Spanish Ambassador to
the Vatican There was a large crowd
at the station, but no demonstration.
Prince Von Buelow. the German Am
bassador. with Princess Von Buelow,
the German ministry to the Vatican and
their staffs, left for Berlin at 9.30
o'clock. They were followed fifteen
minutes late- by the Bavarian Minis
ters to the Quirinal and the Vatican
and tiieir staffs.
On th" Italian Frontier, May 25. Via
Paris, 2.4 5 P. IM. —Prince Vou Buelow
and Karon Von Macchio. German and
Austrian Ambassadors to Italy, who left
Rome last night, reached Ohiasso.
Switzerland, at 9.30 o'clock this morn
ing. They were received by the Swiss
On the Italian Frontier. May 24,
Via Paris. May 25. 12.55 A. M. —Dep-
uty Barzilai has given to the Rome
"Messagero'' an account of a conver
sation he had with Marquis San Guili
uo. Italy's late foreign minister, short
iy before Austria s declaration of war
on Serbia of which Italy had no pre
vious notice. According to Signor
Bar/ilai he was toli by the foreign
minister that Austria hail informed the
Italiau government that article seven
of the Triple Alliance treaty, which
provided compensation for Italy in re
turn for every Austrian territorial!
gain ••must be considered null and of
no effect.''
Two days after Italy's declaration of
neutrality the Austrian Ambassador is
>aid to have informed Italy that if she
reconsidered her decision Austria was
prepared to renounce her interpretation
of article seven.
French President Greets Italy
Paris. May 25. 1.50 P. M.—Ray
mond Poincare. president of the French I
Republic, during a visit to the armies j
in Lorrain, and the Vosges. sent the j
King of Italy the following telegram:
"At this solemn hour when Italy
enters upon the glorious path marked
out by her destinies, all France is glad
to think that the two sister nations are
going to tight once more for the de
fense of their common civilization and
for the freedom of oppressed peoples.
Already brought nearer together by
their relationship, bv their transition*
and by the immortal force of the Latin
genius, Italy and France will be unit
ed forever by this new fraternity of
souls and by this reflected consecra
tion of their natural relations.
'•I express to your majesty my most
ardent wish for the victory of your
\aliant troops. With these soldiers the
allied armies are proud to .fight to put
an end to the enemies of justice and
of liberty.
"I wish noble Italy a successful
realization of her national aspirations
and I beg your majesty to accept these
a-su:an.iv of mv devoted friendship."
Italians Seek to Volunteer
New York, May 25.—Crowds of
Itai aus gathered again to-day at the
• ttii-e of their consulate seeking to reg
i-rcr their names as volunteers to aid
their country in war. There are more
iiian one million Italians in New Jersey,
New York. Connecticut and Rhode
Islanl, in which the consulate here has
jur - li. tion. and .it was said by the
'•onsular officials to-day that about
400,000 of this number are eligible for
military duty. It was said that no word
ha.l been received railing for the return
of reservists. •
All the Medicis Volunteer
R"me. May 25. Via Paris. 3 P. M.—
All the men of the Medici family have
volunteered to go to the front. Among
them is Luigi Medici, a member of the
Chamber of Deputies.
U. S. Neutral In Italy's War
Washington. May 25.—A neutrality
proclamation by the United States,
covering the entry of Italy in the
European war, was published to-day
bv the State Department under date
of May 24.
Italians in Britain Called Home
By Associated Press.
London. May 25. —Instructions were
received at the Italian Embassy from
Home to-day that all Italian reservists
in the United Kingdom should be no
tified to return at once.
Week to Be Generally Fair
By Associated Press.
Washington, May 25.—The weather
bureau to-day in rts forecast for the
week beginning May 26, made the fol
lowing predictions:
"Middle Atlantic States generally,
fair except thunder showers Wednes
day night or Thursday; warmer Wed
nesday; seasonable temperatures there- '
Unitarians Retain Their Name
By Associated Press.
Boston. May 25.—The name of the
Unitarian denomination will not be
changed for the present. This was
decided at the annual meeting of the
American Unitarian Association to-day. j
The assets of the association increased I
from $600,000 in 1900 to J2.500.000
in 1915.
Leg Fractured Under Dirt Slide
George X: Jtchong, 1128 Julian street,
suffered a fracture of left leg below tHe
knee under a dirt slide in a cellar ex- j
eavation at/ Seventeenth and Boas j
streets at 10.30 o'clock this morning.
He was taken to the Harrisburg hos- j
pital where the fracture was reduced.
The Hnrrisburg Polyclinic Dispensary I
will be open daily except Sunday at
3 p. m., at its new location, Front and
Harris streets, for the free treatment
•f the worthy poor.
- London, (May 25, 11.52 A. M.—Ac
tive military and naval operations are
now under way betweeu Austria-Hun
i garv and Italy, but land forces of any
| great strength have not as yet come
1 into contact. Air and naval raids of
a minor character form the sum total
of the first twenty-four hours of war
! fare between these former allies in the
! triple alliance.
; It is generally understood that Italy
I has arrived at an agreement with her
| new allies under the terms of which she
will sign th. existiug treaty not to con-
I elude a separate peace.
On the eastern frontier, the signs of
a check to what at one time seemed
I au overwhelming Austro-German offen
sive movement are becoming more and
. more apparent. Eveu the flying wedge
which was driven into the Russian cen
ter along the river San has been com
pelled to give some ground by the ener
getic counter attacks of the Russians.
In the West General French reports
that the Germans. ! by the use of
asphyxiating gases, succeeded iu pene
trating the British lines at two points,
but he claims that some of the trenches
lost as a result of these tactics were
regained in the subsequent fighting. The
contest is still raging.
Domestic politics continue to absorb
attention in England, but there is delay
in attaining definite results and the
membership of the new Cabinet has not
as yet been advised. The delay, accord
ing to the "Manchester Guardian," a
ministerialist organ, is due to the in
sistence by the Unionists on eight places
in the Cabinet as representing their nu
merical strength in the House.
A clean sweep is looked for in the
Admiralty, where it is expected that
Baron Fisher as well as Winston Spen
cer Churchill will go.
Exciting Scene in House at Tokio When
Verbal Attack Is Made on
Anti-Jap Sentiment Orows in China
—Rioting Is Feared
Tokio, Japan, May 25, 6.50 P. M.—
To-day's session of the House of Rep
resentatives witnesses an incident which
caused much excitement.
While Foreign Minister Kato was ex
plaining the Chinese situation to the
House, a member of the opposition aros»
in his seat and called the Foreign Min
ister a traitor. Thereupon Saburo
Shimada, president of the House, fol
lowing out the policy of securing better
conditions of parliamentary procedure,
ordered the member to apologize. This
the member did, but his act was imme
diately followed by a violent coninineu
attack of the opposition on President
Shimada on the charge of having ex
ceeded his powers. The incident finally
was referred to a committee.
There is much uneasiness in Tokio
because of the receipt of private re
ports that the anti-Japanese agitation
is spreading "ingh South China.
There are fea.j i rioting at Hankow.
There h. s bee . rejoicing in Tokio
over the advent of Italy into the Euro
pean war on the side of the allies, and
the conviction tK.t this will hasteu vic
tory is being expressed.
There is excellent reason for the
statement that the allies have definitely
abandoned the project, entertained by
them at one time, to induce Japan to
send a regular army to Europe.
Berlin, Via London. May 25. 11.10
A. M.—i Horse rating was resumed in
Germany to-day with the opening of the
spring meeting at Hoppgarten track, in
a suburb of Berlin, in the presence of a
crowd almost as large as is usually pres
ent in peace times. The pari-mutual
system of betting has been temporarily
abandoned, but bookmakers are allowed
to accept wagers, although the odds are
not published
There are large fields for all races,
with 26 starters in the principal event.
Subjects of nations at war with Ger
many are Barred from the grounds. The
rule applies to trainers and jockeys, as
well as to spectators, and was adopted
as a measure of precaution to prevent
hostile demonstrations against British
race track followers, many of whom
were engaged on the German turf be
fore the war began.
It had been feared the controversy
over the shipment of munitions of war
from the United States to nations hos
tile to Germany might result in some
exhibition of feeling against American
trainers and jockeys, but two victories
to the credit of Jockey Archibald
seemed the most popular of the day.
The Dacia to Discharge Cargo
Brest, France, May 25, 5.25 A. M.—
; The American steamer Dacia left here
j yesterday for Havre, where her cargo
j of cotton will be discharged by special
; dockers. The prize court decision in the
; case has not yet been announced.
The Dacia. formerly of the Hamburg-
American Line, but now owned by E.
N. Breitung. of New York, was taken
to Brest March 1, after she had been
seized by a French cruiser.
Will Bespect Swiss Neutrality
London, May 25.—Germany and
Austr'a-Hungary have formally notified
the Swiss government that they will re
sj ect Swiss neutrality, according to a
Berne dispatch to the Reuter Telegram
Sinking of Russian Ship Confirmed
Amsterdam, May 25, Via London,
3.06 P. M. —A telegram from Con
stantinople says it is announced official
ly that a Turkish submarine sank a
Russian warship in the Black sea. The
dispatch adds that Turkey succeeded
for sume time in concealing the fact
that this submarine was in operation,
and that the complete results of its
activities are unknown.
A wireless dispatch from Berlin yes-1
terday reported that a Russian warship,
Erobably the battleship Panteleimon,
ad been sunk in the Black sea, with
the loss of 1.400 men. The disoatch
gave no intimation that the vessel had
been sunk by a submarine.
Lord Stamfordham's Son Killed
London, May 25. —Captain J. N.
Bigge. only son of Lord Stanifordham,
private secretary of King George, was
killed in action near Fostubert May 16.
The captain was 28 years old and when
a boy acted as page of honor to Queen
Victoria and later to King Edward.
Swiss Diplomats to Act For Germany
Berne, Switzerland, M<y 25. via
Paris. 11.15 A. M.—The Swiss govern
ment has announced that it will repre
sent the interests at Rome of the Ger
-1 man empire and of Bavaria, and that
the interests of Austria-Hungary will
be represented by Spain.
Pick Up German Aeroplanists
London, May 25. —A telegram from
Harwich says a British destroyer ar
rived this morning bringing a German
sub-lieutenant and mechanician from a
Taube aeroplane which waslound float
ing in the North sea. The aeroplane had
■been forced by engine trouble to de
scend. After the Germans had been res
cued the aeroplane was sunk.
Caallnurd From Flrat Pace.
make the first important move by strik
ing at th* center in the direction of
Verona. 1
Heavy fighting is in progress once
more on the western end of the Franco-
Belgian front. British. German and
French forces are making attacks at
various points between Arras and the
coast. Th*!re is as yet no sign, how
ever, of a general assault by the allies
such as has been predicted.
Dispatches from Athens reiterate the
report that the Turkish attack on Galll
poli peninsula, made with the pick of
the Ottoman army, was a failure. It
is stated that wounded Turkish soldiers
by the thousand are arriving in Con
stantinople and that all assaults have
been repulsed by the allies.
One of the Austrian warships which
took part in yesterday's attack on the
east coast of Italy Is believed in Rome
to have been injured. The ministry of
marine announced that a steamer had
sighted an Austrian warship with a
heavy list, and that it probably was the
vessel which attacked Barletta and was
driven off.
Eight attacks were made by the Ger
mans yesterday between Arras lnNorth
| ern France and the Belgian coast. The
I French official statement of to-day as
t serts all these attacks were repulsed
• and that heavy losses were inflicted on
j the Germans.
The Dutch government has sent to
! Germany a protest against the sinking
of the Lusitania, which resulted in the
1 death of several Dutch subjects. The
uot« follows that of the lines of the
j lines of the American communication to
I Germany.
Administration's Attitude Will Not Be
Altered By Investigator's Report
By Antociated Presa,
Washington, May 25.—President
Wilson does not contemplate any
change of Mexican policy as a result
of the report by Duval West, his spe
| cial commissioner who recently return
[ ed from an investigation. The Presi
dent told callers to-day that Mr. West
had not suggested an cnt'oargo on ex
| ports of war munitions from the United
i States into Mexico.
President Wilson said Mr. West ha t,
t orally, supplemented written reports
made during his investigation in Mex
ico and that while Mr. West had given
him much information no change in the
administration's attitude was contem
Mr. West is understood to have re
ported as to the ability of the various
factions, pointing out that none seem
ed to have the element requisite to
dominate the country anil bring peace.
As he impressed tiie Mexican leaders
with the necessity for safeguarding
the lives of foreigners and their in
terests and the Washington govern
ment within the last few months has
been able to secure protection for for
eign interests, the disposition of high
officials now is to allow the military
situation as between the factions de
velop further before putting into ef
fect any change of policy.
Thousands Pass In Review of Mayor
By Associated Press.
Philadelphia. May 25.—Thousands
of Knights Templar from all parts of
the State participated to-day in an im
pressive street parade, the opening i
feature of the sixty-second annual con
clave of the grand eommandery of
Pennsylvania. Brilliant sunshine and
temperature .just right for the outdoor
spectacle added pleasure to the occa
The route of the parade lay along
Board street with a counter* march
back to City Hall, the white plumed
sir knights passing in review of the
grand officers, Mayor Blankenburg
and other city officials. Many of the
commanderies in line gave exhibitions
of fancy drilling in front of the re
viewing stand and evoked much ap
The opening session of the conclave
was held this afternoon in Masonic
Temple, Mayor Blankenburg delivering
the principal address of welcome. The
annual ball will be held to night and
the conclave will come to an end to
morrow niight.
Four Assistant Grands Are Chosen by
Brotherhood To-day
Cleveland, May 25. —At the trien
nial convention of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers, being held here,
four assistant grand chief engineers
were elected to-day.
They are: M. W. Cadle, Sedalia,
Mo.; H. E. Wills. Washington. D. C.;
E Corrigan, Hollsboro, Texas, for six
jear terms, and M. Montgomery, San
Francisco, Cal., to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of E. W. Hurley.
The convention increased the allow
ance to the 800 delegates for expenses
during the convention to $9 a day from
SB, due to t>"! high cost of living" found
to exist in the city. The delegates
asked for $lO and the decision was a
Parcel Post to Italy Suspended
Washington, May 2's.—The Italian
postoftice department to-day notified
the United States of the suspension of
parcel post tootween the two countries.
Packages now in the mails will be re
turned to the sender*.
Stockholder Says Insurance Company
Should Not Bear Losses on Luai
tanla Victims
An echo of th« Lusitania disaster
found its way into the Insurance De
partment here to-day when a strange
request was made of Insurance Commis
sioner Johnson.
Riley W. Allen, of Williamsport, is
a stockholder in the Travelers' Acci
dent Insurance Company, of Hartford,
and he was here to see Commissioner
Johnson to try to induce him to begin
suit against the Travelers" Company
to enjoin it from paying any of the
losses sustained by those who Iwld poli
cies in the company aud were drowned
when the Lusitania went down.
Mr. Allen's contention, the Com
missioner said, was that the company
should not pay. but the loss should fall
on Germany, whose submarine sank the
big liner. He suid that the Travelers'
Company will have to pay losses
amounting to about $400,000 as the
result of the boat being destroyed, and
he held that this is not right, and the
company should be enjoined from pay
ing the loss. As a citizen of Pennsyl
vania he contended he should be pro
tected by the Insurance Department
from loss in the stock he owns in the
Travelers' Company.
Commissioner Johnson told the appli
cant that he could have nothing to do
with the matter, as the company is a
Connecticut corporation and that Mr.
Allen should go to that state and bring
his suit, as it was a matter between
him and the company with which the
Pennsylvania * Insurance Department
had nothing to do.
Italian Ambassador Leaves Berlin
London. May 25, 4.26 P. IM. — An
Amsterdam dispatch to the Exchange
Telegraph Company says that Riccardo
Bollati, Italian Ambassador to Germany,
left Berlin with his staff this morning.
He was driven to the railway station
through less frequented streets.
Lerwick, the Metropolis of Shetlands
There is something circumspect and
quiet about Lerwick, until those sum-
I mer night when the fishermen come iu
land all the Northern nations mbet in
its narrow, twisting street. Then the
j shops flare wide, especially the refresh
ment shops. Tho flagstones echo to
i the beating feet of the sailors walking
I iu couples, or else as many abreast as
I the walls of opposing houses will ad
mit, enjoying themselves, but with lit
tle talk and less laughter. Among
these are a few blue-eyed Shetland
girls, Scatch lassies, and perhaps a few
from Ireland. The rest of them, how
ever. are working till midnight in the
great curing-sheds. The fishermen,
looking to the east, can see the sheds
glowing crimson from the great torch
lights. the figures of the girls black
against the glow, as thev bend over
their work of gutting tie herring.
Youth may call them out there in Ler
wick streets, but duty's note is higher.
They must earn their bounty money;
they must make their eight shillings'a
day to carry them through the nine
winter months when there is no money
to be won except by a little knitting.
So while youth and love call outside,
they work in their oilskin blood-stained
aprons, amid the screaming of the gulls
feeding beneath the windows on the of
fal thrown them.
A scene less populous, hut not less
striking, is olil Christmas Eve, the 4th
!of January, when the children anil
young men of Lerwick go a-guizing.
| The children disguise themselves in
strange dresses, parade the. streets,
and invade the houses and shops beg
| S'ng for offerings. At 1 o'clock the
| young men, coarsely clad, drag blazing
tar-harrels through the town, hlowing
horns and cheering. At 6 in the morn-
I ing they put off their grimy clothes,
and. dressei in fantastic costumes, go
in pairs or in groups to wish their
| friends the compliments of the season.
—'.Maude Radford Warren in Harper's
Magazine for June.
Boda-water Our National Beverage
The time nas-—it is not yet so very
i distant—when the chief, almost the
! only, possible recreation during the
heated spells in town was drinking
• soda-water. And this is still, perhaps,
i the king of city summer sports. There
are, of course, adepts of the fountain
who keek up their favorite recreation
| all winter. Who of us has not seen, on
some bleak January day. half-frozen
' district messenger-boys take refuge in
a drugstore and there forty them
selves against the bitter cold by huge
mugs of ice-cream soda? But the taste,
though preserved in winter, is formed
!in summer. It is then that doors are
[ flung wide open to the street, while
I glittering fountains, towering like fairy
castles, cast their magic spell upon
those who pass along the burning pave
ments. In certain fortunate regions.
I where the tide of national civilization
i must be admitted to be rising very
high, the drug-store serves its soda to
the musjc of a string-quartet, and, in
j one happy Southern city, to the accom
paniment of a ''cabaret show." L»et
those who are approaching middle age
remember the corner drug-store of their
childhood, with its molest white-marble
fountain dispensing six simple syrups.
Nothing better marks the triumphant
progress of the country, the richeniug
and deepening of its l'ife, than these
gorgeous modern source* of a thousand
strange concoctions of exotic names
and irresistible allure.—Harrison
Rhodes in Harper's Magazine for June.
For more than a century a careful
calculation has been made every ten
years to fix the exact center of popula
tion. When the census was taken in
1790 the center of population was
found to tie near Annapolis, Old., well
east of Chesapeake bay. A decade later
the center had moved to a point just
above the city of Washington. Through
out the history of the country the popu«
lation center has moved steadily west
ward at the rate of about 100 miles
every ten years. The center of popula
tion of our 100,000,000 lies in Illinois
near its western boundary. In another
decade it will probably .-ross the Mis
sissippi river.—The Christian Herald.
Where Will It Stop?
The center of population has moved
steadily westward for tnoro a Hun
dred years without being flsfiected "ei- '
ther to the north or south. It might
be expected that the development of
some section of the counrv would have
drawn the mystical point "far from the
horizontal, but such has not been the
ease. The wonderful regularity of the
movement of the line westward indi-'
cates at a glance the steady movement I
of the population.—The Christian Her-1
aid. I
Proceedings Will Determine Damage
and Benefits Occasioned By Grad
ing of Brookwood Street
Harry Falinestoek, Paul G. Smith
and E. Clark Cowden this morning wero
named by the Dauphin county court to
constitute a board of viewers to as
sess damages and benefits, if any, sus
tained by the abutting property own
ers jy a result of the grading of Brook
wood street, between Sixteenth and
Seventeenth streets. Tho viewers are
to meet on Monday, dune 14, and sub
sequently to exhibit their decision to
the property owners. They will make
a report of their findings to the court
on September 2 7.
Wants Lien Se# Aside
Gustavo .V. Koster this morning
obtaiuod a court rule on the Whitten
niver Lumber Company requiring it to
show cause why a mechanics' lieu on
tered by tho company the de
fendant's property should not be va
cated. The matter will be taken up at
the June argument court.
IH7 Jitneys In City
New jitney busses are coming into
the Harrisburg field of competition
every dav so that the licensed autos
now number 167.
Council to Answer on June 7
HIP Lvkens councilmen who In- vir
tue ot a writ of mHminimis arc requir
ed to appear in court and show cause
why they should HOI make known to
the voters of their district the terms
of years to which each was elected,
must make answer to thp writ on or
before Juno 7, according- to an order
made by the Dauphin county court
this morning. The date for hearing the
case will be fixed later.
i Newport Committee Volunteers to Do
Repair Work On Hill Near Town
Donators to the "Good Roads DAV
Fund" of the Motor Club of Harris
burg, are as follows: Motor Club of
Harris>burg, $300; The Hub, $2; Roth
ert & Co., $2; Jerauld Shoe Co., $2;
, I'ook & Co., $.2.50; Bowman & Co., $5;
Dr. C. R. Phillips, $3; .1, Clvde Mvton,
$10; D. M. Dull, $10; R. C. Halde
man. $10; R. P. Blough, $2; ,1. H.
Collins. $2; Dr. W. E. Wright, $3; W.
O. Hickok, 3d, $5; Row* Hickok, $1;
Mrs. R. J. H ildeman, $25; Harrislmrg
Bridge Co.. $100; H. C. Gilbert &
Son. $10; William Jennings, $5; James
Brady, $2.50; W. C. Met/.ger. $2; C.
| H. Miller, $2; James McOormick, Jr.,
$5; Dr. S. P. Earnest, $1.50; H. W.
Raker, $5; P. R. Downev, $5; Jos.
Poulton, $1.50; John A. Affleck, $2;
H. B. McCormiok, $10; John Pox
Weiss, $5; John S. Ebv, $2; Harris
burg Bridge Co.. S4O; Stephen Huber
tis. $3, making a total of $583.
Iu additiou to this sum turned in to
the Motor Club, the committee in Me
chanicsburg has collected over S3OO
and the New Cumberland committee
has collected close to SIOO, and the
Newville committee has a sum
for its work on Cemetery Hill, near
Newville. Tho Newport committee
headed by Representative John S.
Eby, will repair Orebank Hill, ap
proaching Newport.
Honest Driver of Auto Makes Extra
Trip to Eestore Woman's Purse
Shortly after driving a young wom
an, who is visiting in this city, to the
home of her sister, 'Mrs. J. H. Reist,
327 South Front street, last night, Ja
cob Bargonstock, a well-known jitney
driver, turned to the seat just occupied
by her and discovered a purse contain
ing $12.75 in cash and a mileage book.
The young man promptly returned it
to the address.
In the meantime the young lady had
missed her purse and started a search
' for the jitney driver over the Mulberry
I street bridge. On the way she met W,
j H. Lutz. and the two started in search
i of the driver, whom they finally located
! at Third and Market streets, and who
j answered their inquiries bv telling
j tbem that he had already returned the
' purse.
Bones Unearthed On Fourteenth Street
Now Rest In Potter's Field
The skeleton of the young girl un
earthed by plumbers under the cellar
steps at 133 South Fourteenth street,
on the afternoon of February 12, was
buried yesterday afternoon in Potter's
field. The bones were buried under the
direction of Coroner Eckinger.
No evidence which would connect
any person with the concealment of
the bones in the 'basement has come, to
light in the last three months and with
the burial of the skeleton ends the in-
I veetigation of the mystery. The bones
have been in the possession of Cor
oner's Physician R. L. Perkins, since
they were discovered.
Morton Company Turns Out Steamer
The steamer of the Uniou Fire Com
pany. of Lebanon, mounted on a four
wheel chasis by the Morton Truck &
Tractor Company, of Harrisburg, was
exhibited on the streets of this city to
day. Its attractive appearance caused
much comment. Fire Chief Kindler
was among those who inspected the mo
torized engine.
Movinc to Mt. Gretna
Harrisburg families are already pre
paring to s;'cnd t! e hot weather season
at their summer homes. Some plan to
move to Mt. (iretna on Saturday, in
cluding City Clerk Charles A. .Miller,
Senator E. E. Beidleman, School Treas
urer George W. Mcllhenny, William D.
Block, license tax officer, and Harry
F. Oves, chairman of the Republican
City Committee.
Not Considering Extra Session
Washington, May 25.—President
Wilson said to-day he had not consid
ered calling an extra session of Con
gress in October. He remarked his
mind had been occupied with other
matters and that there was still plen
ty of time to think about an extra ses
Visiting In L&ndlsbnrg
Mrs. William H. Straw, with her
son, William, Jr., 2124 Boas street,
and Mre. George J. Liebtren, 1739
North Third street, are spending some
time with their father, D. M. Rice, of
near Landieburg.
$300,000 FOR BRIDGE
CMtlßued From First Pas*.
•Money the city will pay under the arbi
trators' decision simply will be "ex-
Has''—abonus. The original contract
with Opperman, Justin declared, would
have meant that the total cost of the
sewer construction would have approxi
mated SBI,OOO. Changes in the plans
and materials prescribed by the State
Health Department netted an additional
cost of $13,000. he said, all of which
already has been paid the contractor.
Blames Former Administration
Justin ended by saying that the arbi
trators gave Opperman "every thing he
asked" and the two items which the re
port show were awarded to the city, he
declared, "simply were a matter of
arithmetic." William Jennings, a for
mer member of the Public Works Board,
pointed out that changes in the original
sewer plans, which entailed an increase
in cost, were recommended by the old
Park Hoard and Warren H. Manning,
the city's landscape architect.
Commissioner Bowman expressed the
opinion that the former city administra
tion alone was to blame for the present
state of affairs. He criticised the fact
that the contractor rarely was given
written notice to change plans, and
wound up with the remark that "ap
parently the city is in for it and we
have nothing to do but foot the bill.
The Commissioners unanimously re
considered the vote by which the pro
posed curfew ordinance was passed on
second reading a week ago and by a
vote of 4 to I—the Mayor diss'enting—
further amended the bill so that it will
not apply on "holidays and other spe
cial days to be designated by the May
or.'' The Mayor thought the amend
ment "too broad," he said. The meas
ure will come up next week for sec
oud reading and final passage.
Cost City !W)Oi> a Month
Mr. Uorgas was sponsor of a resolu
tion providing for the dismissal of the
Board of Public Works' engineering
force 011 July 1. Action was deferred
one week nt the request of Commis
sioner Lynch who suggested thai the
City Engineer may not be in a posi
tion to take over, on July 1. what'im
provement work remains uncompleted
at that time. The engineers of the
Board of Public Works, Mr. Gorgas
said, are costing the city about S6OO a
Under the recommendation of Park
Commissioner Taylor the Commission
ers made Ihe following fire hose con
tract awards: B. P. Goodrich Rubber
Company, by Harry P. Sheesley, 800
feet at 70 cents, $560; Boston Woven
Hose Company, by Henry Gilbert &
Son, 800 feet at 70 cents a foot. $560;
Voorhees Rubber Company, SOO feet
at 80 cents a foot, $6lO, or a total of
2,400 feet for $1,760. That is S9O
less than was appropriated for the pur-
Commissioner Bowman introduced
an ordinance plotting the "Taylor
Boulevard'' and "Berkley Place," on
Allison Hill on the city official plan and
ho offered another measure pro
viding that Twenty-first street be va
cated from Whitehall to State streets.
The extension of the park boulevard
makes this action advisable. Mr. Bow
man said.
A Bowman resolution adopted by the
Commission gives the head of the Pub
lic Safety Department authority to
trade in his old automobile and SI,OOO
in cash for a new Hudson runabout
] auto. The new car is valued at $1,595,
i he said.
| Francis Jordan Hall, whose one-year
| term as a memlber of the City Planning
Commission expired on April 15, was
i reappointed under a Taylor resolution
which makes his new term of office five
Object to Closing Street
H. C. Mitchell. M. G. Sollen'bcnjer,
j Richard Reeser, L. H. Kinnard estate,
| C. Ellenborger and Mrs. Alma Ellen-
I berger, and a dozen others, protested
j against vacating a 237 foot section of
I Atlas street, near Emerald street, for
I park purposes. The street is to be va
| cated for park purposes under a Tay
] lor ordinance now pending. The spon
sor of that bill declared that he will
I ask for its defeat if a satisfactory ar
j rangement cannot be made with all
| Ordinances passed finally include I
j the following: Requiring hawkers and
I peddlers to wear badges? paving Saul
i alley from Howard to Brensinger
! street; construction of sewer in Cam
j eron street, immediately north of For-
I ster, and paving of Atlas street, Wood
bine to Emerald.
Ceremony Held This Afternoon Follow
! ing First Meeting of Public Service
The new Public Service Commission
j was sowrn in by Secretary of the Com
j monwealth Woods this afternoon, fol
lowing the first meeting of the Coni
| mission. Together with Attorney fien
| oral Brown the members of the Com
mission were greeted by Governor
1 Brumbaugh who held a long conference
with them.
Tiie Commission will meet next week
j at which time the selection of a chair
man will bo announced. Before this
I time Attorney General Brown will de
cide if positions already held' by four
j members of Commission are incompat
ible with membership of the Commis
sion. Mr. Magee is a member of the
| hake Krie Canal Commission; Mr. Ril
ling, the Board of Education; Mr.
Kiess, a United States Congressman,
and Mr. Monaghan, assistant district
attorney of Philadelphia.
Mr. Morrell Lectures To-night
An interesting lecture on the "Old
'Fashioned flower Garden" will be
j given this evening at 5.15 o'clock by
| Krnest IMoirell, superintendent of the
IBerrvhill Nursery, in the auditorium of
the Technical High school. The lecture
is free and will be the last one to toe
held under the auspices of the Natural
History "Society in the present season.
In addition to being illustrated with
lantern slides the lecturer will have on
the stage plants of some of the old-
I time garden favorites. All lovers of
flowers will be welcome.
Maccabees Elect Miss West
By Associated Press.
New York, —ay 25.—'Miss Bina M.
West, of Port Huron, Mich., will again
be the active leader of the Women's
Beneßt Association, Ladies of the Mac
cabees of the World, her re-election a»
supreme cojnmander having been unani
mous at to-day's session of the associa
tion's convention. The officers chosen
for the next quadrennial term included
Senio'r Past"<'ommander Mrs. Elizabeth
Brown, Bradford, Pa.
•Vow York. Muv 25.
j Open. Close.
; Alaska Gold Mines ... 05 35
, Atiml Copper lifiy, (itiTfc
I Amer Heet Sugar .... 46',, 4(!
| American Can ........ 36' s 36%
Am Car and Foundry Co 5 1 1 51%
j Amor Loco . 4947%
I Amer Smelting t!7% (;71
j American Sugar 106% 106%
j Amer Tel ahd Tel .... 119 11!)
• Anaconda ■■ • • 31% 31 %
Atchison 99', 99%
Baltimore and Ohio ... 72'., "2%
Bethlehem Steel 138 139
Brooklyn R T x 7% 87%,
Canadian Pacific lfiO'4 1 f>o 1 1
Central l.enther 36', : '>6%
| Chesapeake and Ohio .. 40% 4 0
1 Chi, Mil and St Paul .. 89', 88 c.
Chino (Ton Copper .... 44'.. 14%
('ft I Fuel and Iron .... 112V6 30
Distilling-Securities ... 16% IK
Erie 26 25'/,
Frio, lsl pfd 40 1 , 40';
General Klectric Co ... 151 150%'
Hood rich B F 4 4>i 42%
Create Nor pfd 116 c. 116 c.
Great Nor Ore subs .. . 32'.. 31 %
Interboro Met 20% 20%
Interboro .'Met pfd .... 64% 64%
Lehigh Valley ....... 141 111
Mex Petroleum 71'/» 69
'Missouri Pac 12'/, 12'/.
National Lead 62' 4 60%
New York Cen 55% 85%
NY, N ill and H 62% 62%
Pacific Mail 22% 22%
Press Steel Car 45% 4 4',;.
Rav Con. Copper 23% 23%
Roa.linn 143% 14 2-%
Repub. Iron and Steel . 29 28%
do pfd 87 84 C,
Southern Pacific 88 88%
Southern Rv if,;, ifix-,
Tennessee Copper .... 34 33%
Third Ave 126% 126
IT. S. Rubber «4%
U. S. Steel 541,., 54%
do pfd ~ . 106% 106
Utah Copper 6.", 65%
Vir.-Carolina Chem. ... 31 % 29%
W. P. Telegraph 86% 66%
Westinghouse Mfg. ... !)<i 93%
Chicago Board of Trade Quotations
H.V Associated Press,
Chicago, May 25.—Close:
Wheat—May. 155%; lulv, 128%.
( orn—July, 76",; September, 77%.'
Oats—July, 51',; September, 45c,.
Pork July, 18.10; September
18.42. '
Lari—July, 9.50; September, 10.05,
Ribs July, 10,57; September,
They Recall the Queer Custom That
Gave the City Its Name
'Historians relate that Antwerp takes
its name from a castle which in Prank
ish times marked the site of the city.
This castle was built to protect the en
trance to the Scheldt and to prevent
foreign traders introducing goods into
tne country without paying toll to the
sovereign lord.
The penalty for theft and smuggling
was in those days the cutting off of a
hand anil, as in this case the severed
members were thrown into the Scheldt,
the castle came to he known as And
hunerbo—or, in Flemish, Antwerpen—■
"the place of hand throwing." The
castle and two severed hands appear
011 the city arms to this day.
Antwerp cathedral's tapering spire
was once compared bv Charles V to
mechlin lace The towers of the old
Steen castle, the fortress palace of the
former. Counts of Antwerp, break the
center of the line of docks and look as
stolid and formidable as in the days
when the castle was necessary to guard
the shipping. Here were held thoso
great fairs which during the middle
aged served to attract merchants from
all parts of the civilized world.—Lon
don Standard.
Moon Signs
The moon plays an important part in
sign telling. I know several old ladies
who regulate all their household affairs,
and even the conduct of life, by this
luminary. All kinds of weather hangs
upon the changes of the moon. As a
; matter of fact, von and I rather like to
j see the new moon over the right shottl
j der. To be sure, we have no faith in
i the baneful influence of this sign. Still,
it is .just as well to be cautious about
! offending her ladyship. Partners study
the shape of the new moon to determine
| the month is to be wet or dry. The
| Indians used to -nv that if you could
I hang a powder-hern upon the curve of
i the new moon, the month would be gen-
I erally pleasant A circle about the
j moon means a storm approaching. The
' number of stars within the circle tell
! the number of days which will elapse
j before the storm begins Farmers tell
; about planting corn in the old of the
moon.—Margaret Woodward in the
I Countryside Magazine.
The Root of Murder
Drunkenness is different from mt»T»
' der, of course. Rut there is a decided
j connection between them. Scarcely a
j single day's news fails to report the
I murder of innocent members of his
j family by some man who a-serted his
; "right"' to be drunk in his own house.
Almost every day we read of mur
derers throwing themselves on the
; mercy of the court with the one plea;
j"I was drunk and didn't know what I
was doing.''
These countless fellows who have
murdered while drunk, and who ought
to know, don't tell us there is no con
nection between drunkenness and mur
der. do theyf No, no. In their pleas,
the connection is direct, definite and
irresistible.—The Christian Herald.
All Flags Down!
While a writer was passing a New
England school house-a boy came out
and began pulling down the dag
strange proceeding, since it was not
storming nor was it time for the school
to be dismissed. The writer was curi
ous and entered the school house to in
quire the reason. The teacher pointed to
a boy who was trying to hide behind hi* *
desk, and said, "Charley, there, has
told 11 lie, and the flag has to come
down, for Old Glory stands for truth,
and must not wave over a school with
a liar in it." Well would it have been
for David if he had kept the flag of
truth ever flying over his' life.—Tht.
Christian Herald.
Your Chances
The little chances linger and return,
but the great chances come and go an 4
never come again. If we could look
back over the lives of the people by
whom we are surrounded how many
great and rich opportunities would we
see that thov have to drift
by unimproved!