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RUSSIANS FINALLY ADMIT EXTENT OF THEIR RETREAT FROM DUNAJECTOTHE SEA London, May -7, 12.22 P. M. —Not- withstanding the superb westher, con tenderis in the western arena of hos tilities, realizing the terrible losses even an insignificant advance entails, have reverted, generally speaking, to the trench warfare of the winter and it is Galicia in the east, the Dardan elles and perhaps the Italian Austrian frontier where it is most likely to furnish spectacular developments dur ing the next fortnight. The Russians at last have admitted the extent of their retreat from the Dunajec to the San, and while they profess that the Austro-German rush has been held up and that Permvsl is in no danger, they pay tribute to the impetus and spirit of the advance of their antagonist at the same time they laud the smoothness of the Russian re tirement, which they are calling as masterly as that of the allies from Mons. Out of'breath after their eastward spurt, the Germans and Austrian* are now bringing up reinforcements and fresh ammunition and another great battle will be fought to determine whether the new line to which the Rus sians have fallen back are tenable. According to the Germans the en circling of Permvsl is progressing in that territory, forcing another cross ing of the river San only 11 > miles north of the fortress and extending their liue east of this river. Italy anil Austria are now engaged in the familiar roles of issuing con tradictory official communications re lative to the border fighting, but it is claimed that there hive been as yet r.o important engagements. Of the 250 miles of common frontier betwoon Italy and Austria, it in estimated that only une fifth is of a character for critical military operations and Italy's forces no« in the field are following the course dictated by geographical neces sity, one armv driving toward the river Ison.o aiid Triest, and the other into the Tyrol, where the rough eeun trv precludes any decisive engagements at mi early a date. K Bodies of Lusitania Victims Shipped R:i Assnciatrd Prc.is. New York. May 27.—The American line announced to-day that it had re ceived a cablegram saying that eight bodies of person* who perished when the Lusitania sank were aboard the >tea:n«hip Philailelphia, which sailed last nijlit from Liverpool and is due here next Thursday. LATE Wi NEWS SUMMARY '*****flii»• •»»! I'r«n»i Pirn' Pagr. ports from Berlin and Paris to-day re veal tio signs of renewed operations on a large scale. Several engagements occurred last night near Lorette, Souchez and Neuville with material advantage to either side. The great Galician battle is subsid ing with the Austro-German forces holding the advantage. They have not succeeded, however, in forcing back the Kuisians from the river San. except in certain places. The Berlin war of fice announcement to-day says the Teu tonic forces are progressing quietly northeast of Permysl and in the Stry district. German submarines attacked two vessels yesterday. The British steamer Morwenna of Montreal, was torpedoed and shelled off the coast of Wales. One member of the crew was killed and three were wounded. The war has again been carried to the shores of England. German aero nauts attacked South End, forty miles from London, last night and after rain ing bombs on the town escaped, pur sued by British aviators. The British Admiralty announced two women had been killed by bombs, although dis patches direct from South End assert only one woman was killed. One or more Zeppelins took part in the raid. The property damage was not large. ENGINEERS MAY ORGANIZE Officers of American Order Address Lo cal Men at Court, House Visiting officers of the American Or der of Steam Engineers urged that a Una! branch of the organization be formed in this city during addresses delivered last night at a meeting in the Court House. The meeting- was opened by A L. Burns, chief engineer at the city w :er plant, who introduced J. William Pair ent, supreme chief engineer of the American Order of Steam Engineers. Mr. Pairent said that the American or der was no labor organization, but con ducted on a scientific and fraternal b;tsi>. He said that the organization is very strong throughout the State and told of the objects of the order. Woman Walks From York; Collapses Mrs. Lillie Gallagher, who, with her husband, walked from York to Harris 'bnrg, arrived in the city at noon to day and was barely able to rea,>h the Harrisburg hospital, where she collapsed with an attack of nervous exhaustion. She was admitted for treatment. Foot Fractured by Iron Bar John B. Lilley, of West Fairview, an employe of the Harrisburg Pipe and ripe Pending Company, suffered a frac ture of the left foot wnen a bar of iron fell on him while at work early this afternoon. The fracture was reduced at the Harrisburg hospital. Belgian Advance Posts Shelled Havre, May 2 7, Via Paris, 4.25 P. M. —The Belgian official report given out nn ler date of May 26 reads: "The artillery of the enemy has bombarded our advance posts and the village of Costkerd. Our batteries re plied successfully, notably in the direc tion of S.-hoore, where bursting shells caused a fire and violent explosions." Usaw Elected Delegate to I. T. U. At a meeting of Harrisburg Typo graphical Union, No. 14. held last night hi Fairlamb's cigar store, 331 Market street, Melancthon Usaw was elected delegate to the I. T. U. con vention to be held at Los Angeles, Cal„ August 8. There was no opposition to the election. DIED. MT'ELJjE'R— On May 27, 1915, Charles Frederick Mueller, in his 91st year, at his late home, 619 Boas street. Funeral services xvill be held at t)ie above address Monday afternoon at .1 o'clock. Relatives and friends are in vited to attend without further no tier. Interment private, at the East Harrisburg cemetery. FRENCH AERIAL SQUADRON MAKES AHACK ON FACTORY Continued From First Pacer: The first was driven back by a counter attack, and the second was stopped by artillery fire. '•One of our aerial squadrons, com posed of eighteen aeroplanes, each one carrying fifty kilos (110 pounds) of projectiles this morning bombarded at Ludwigshafen, on the Rhine, the fac tory of the Bailen Chemical Products establishment, one of the most impor tant manufacturers of explosives in all Germany. The results reported are proof o ftho efficacy of the bombard ment. Several of the factory buildirigs were struck by the projectiles of our men and a number of fires broke out. The aviators were in the air for almost six hours, and they covered more than 400 kilometres (240 miles). '•This expedition against an impor tant establishment is the French an swer to the attempts of German avi ators on Paris." FACTORY CM DE AIDED Trained Nurse Will Be Employed to Care for Six Hundred local Cigar Makers During the visit to the Harrisburg Cigar factory to-dav of General Super intendent E. Wile, of New York City, announcement was made that a trained nurse will be employed to act as a "big sister" to the girls employed in the lo cal factory. The duty of the nurse will be to do welfare work among the girls, caring for them if they become ill while at work and visiting them at their homes. Advice in moral and social matters is to be given the girls by the "big sister," as well as assistance during sickness. The plan is to increase the efficiency of the employes whiie bene fitting them individually. There are six hundred girls and women in the local factory to be looked after. The nurse will also spend time at the Middletown factory, with four hundred female employes and at the Steelton factory with a hundred. A nurse has not vet been selected, but a choice will be made shortly so that the "big sister" plan may be put into operation without delay. LUTHERANS ELECT PRESIDENT Dr. Singmaster. of Gettysburg, Is Now Head of General Synod Akron, 0., May 27.—At the opening of the forty-seventh conference of the General Synod oi the Lutheran Church the Rev. Dr. J. A. Singmaster, presi dent of the Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, was chosen president of the body. Secretary Manhart. of Selins grove, and Treasurer Knollenberg. of Richmond, Ind., were re-elected. Get tysburg and Harrisburg are among the places suggested for next year's con ference. when the four hundredth an niversary of the reformation will be observed. Foreign missions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church were reviewed at to day 's session of the conference. The forenoon was featured by reports of various missionary bodies and a discus sion of the new problems that have aris en in the obi world as a result of the war. A review of the general conditions in the missionary field of the Lutheran Church was to be continued throughout the day and the evening. The Rev. C. B. Burger, of India, and the Rev. C. H. Brosius, of Africa, were to be among the speakers this evening. Dr. Luther Kuhlman. of Gettysburg, president of the Board of Foreign Missions, is also to speak. PHONES ALL WAV TO FRISCO Dunkle Saves Time In Negotiating For Tractor Company Business S. F. 'Dunkle, of the Harrisburg and Boiler Company, and W. S. Morton, of the Morton Truck and Tractor Company, arc conducting negotiations looking to the placing of further large war orders for trucks and tractors which the Harrisburg Manufacturing and Boiler Company is producing for the Morton Company. They had occasion last evening to take up with E. L. Bravton, president of the Pelton Water Wheel Company, San Francisco, Cal., certain matters con templating a large increase in the ca pacity of the local plant, its facilities and the force of men to be employed, and an immediate decision had to be reached. Mr. Dunkle stated to-day that this decision had to be made within 4 8 hours, and required an interview with Mr. Brayton and consequently he used the telephone all the way to Frisco. The call was passed at 9.1-5 eastern time, or 6.1.i San Francisco time, and he talked till 9.-54 eastern time, or 6.54 San Francisco time. He stated that the transmission was just as clear as if Mr. Brayton had been talking to him over another telephone in this city. By personal interview the transaction would have taken "ten days. "VILLA OWENS" CHRISTENED Guests Hospitably Entertained at New Bungalow In Hainton The bungalow recently built in Haiif" ton by Mr. and Mrs. \tieorge Owens, Penbrook, last evening was christened the "Villa Owens" at an impressive ceremony conducted by R. Sherman Care and attended by many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Owens. Music made up a part of the entertainment. Dinner was served to the following: Detrand and Margaret Owens, Mrs. David Steece, Mrs. Blair Gilbert. Mrs. Charles Kmerick, Mrs. A. L. Shope, Mrs. David Bender, Mrs. Samuel Snod dy, Mrs. E. M. Walborn, Mrs. Sue Weaver, Mrs. William Balthaser, Mrs. Samuel Atticks, Mrs. Alma Witmer, Mrs. Charles Christ, Miss Ella Bockus, Miss Marie Weaver, Miss Anna Wan baugh, Mr. and Mrs. John Fortenbaugh and Mr. and Mrs. George Owens. 242 Men Worked In 7 Townships Reports from seven townships in Dauphin county, received at the State Highway Department late this after noon, showed that work was done on 18 miles of road, on Good Roads Day, and that 242 men volunteered their services. Fifty-one teams were used and four roai drags. Washington town ship made the best showing with 138 men and 21 teams. Three townships from Perry county have reported, show ing that 9 1-2 miles were operated, 120 men being employed and 15 teams. HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT. THURSDAY EVENING. MAY 27. 1915. FROBE OF N. Y. PRESBYTERY ISABANDONEDBY ASSEMBLY Presbyterian Chaplains of United States Will Be Appointed Hereafter by General Body After a Committee Passes Upon Candidacy ' By Associated Press. Rochester, X. Y., May 27. —So far as the 127 th assembly of the Presby terian Church of the United States is concerned no further action will -be taUep on the Union Theological Semi nary. The movement to offer resolutions disclaiming any intention of implying moral turpitude on the part of the sem inary 's directors and providing for a committee to investigate New York presbytery has definitely been aban doned. To-day the assembly proceeded to dispose of routine buisness, receive de cisions in judicial cases and reports of standing committees, preparatory to the closing services to-morrow. Atlantic City probably will be chosen for the 128 th assembly. One ibig question will be taken up at to-night's session, that of extending the work of the Board of Freedmen to the negroes of the North and placing the responsibility of leadership upon negroes themselves. Presbyterian chaplains of the United States will hereafter be appointed aft er a committee of the assembly has passed upon the candidacy. This ac tion was approved by the assembly to day. The eligibility committee is: The Rev. Wallace Radcliffe and General J. C. Breckcnridge, of Washington, D. C.; the Rev. George L. Robinson, Chicago. The committee on temperance was given an additional SIO,OOO for its work in the next year. An overture > Recommending that the assembly meet biennially instead of annually was re jected. Ohio Synod presented an overture i which gives power to excommunicato j pastors or elders who by any secret or overt act give aid to the liquor inter ests. The assembly approved the over ture. The action not being retroactive, I does not affect the case of Dr. Charles ! H. Parkhurst.' The question of the right of evan j gclists to perform marriage ceremonies | came up on an overture from a western j synod. They objected to such "poach ing" in the prerogatives of regular pas ; tors. The assembly decided that a synod ' has no power to refuse this privilege to ; evangelists when such marriages are I within the law of the civil code. GETS TWO 810 CONTRACTS Lccal Concern Will Construct Under ground Electric Systems t < Announcement was made from the offices of the Simplex Surface Contact ' Company. Market square, this morning \ that it has received contracts for the 1 construction of two underground elec tric transmission systems that will keep ! the company's force of engineers at work for several months. One contract was placed by the Bethlehem Steel Company and the oth er was awarded by the Lehigh Coal & [•'Navigation Company. This electrical ! equipment is to be used in the steel | company's plant and in the mines of the Lehigh concern. This system of electrification is intended to do awav : with overhead wires, third rail and ' storage batteries. 20 RICH SCHOOL ATHLETES NAMED AS AJIRE PATROL , Continued From Flmt Pane. j sary confusion throughout the drill, he said, and he expressed the opinion that there would be considerable danger in case of actual fire in the crowded I building if the order was not improved. In making up the fire patrol Pro- I fessor Dibble selected twenty of Cen tral'e sturdiest young men, members | of the football team and of other j athletic organizations. To each has | been assigned his definite position, i where he will direct the lines of stu ! dents during drills, and in case of fire. Among the duties of members of the | patrol in the event that the building I should actually be in flamee, include I some not unpleasant ones. The boys aro to give their support to any of the girls who become weak or faint among the fleeing students and to protect any j who rush panic-stricken through the I halls. The 'gallant boys of the fire patrol are not exactly <<ager for a fire at Cen tral, but they would not be altogether averse to one either. They are of the opinion that they will be able to per form their duties very efficiently if ever called upon to do so, and are not by any means terrified at the prospects. The girls of the school are, of course, looking admiringly up to the brave (boys who are their appointed protectors in time of danger, but they scorn the idea that they would be unable to take care of themselves, or that they could be so foolish as to faint at the smell of smoke so long as they are able to pass the chemical laboratory and even enter it, from day to day, without showing signs of weakness. The announcement of the organiza tion of the fire patrol was made by the principal at the chapel exercises after noon to-day. The patrol is to have its first practice drill in a day or two. Want Details of Oppennan Award The conference between members of the Board of Public Works and the Board of Arbitrators who, in deciding the dispute betwen the City and W. H. Opperman, the intercepting sewer con tractor, awarded $22,767.09 to Opper man, will be held within the next week, probably on Thursday when the Public Works Board asain medts. At this con ference the arbitrators will be asked to give a more detailed statement of their award to Opperman and also to furnish the City with data showing the exact number of dayß they were engaged with the sewer case. The arbitrators hail expressed a willingness to meet the city officials yesterday but the confer ence was postponed.. Halifax Couple Wedded Here Evading their friends by taking dif ferent trains, Wednesday evening, Ja cob H. Lebo and Miss Bertha M. Stearns, of Halifax, came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Mc.Lanachan, 409 South Seventeenth street, and were quietly married bv the Rev. W. R. Hartzell. The couple will reside in I Halifax, where MT. Lebo is engaged in I business. COURT-HOUSE NEW HOUSBS 111 COST $40,000 George A. Shreiner to Build Four Dwell ings on Seventeenth Street George A. Bhreiner gave Harris burg's May building record another boost to-day when he took out a permit to build four brick houses on the east side of Seventeenth street, J3O feet north of Boas. The houses will be two and one-half stories high and will cost $5,000 each or a total of $20,- 000. D. S. Lowe obtained a permit for a ene-storv garage at Clinton and Wal lace streets to cost $450. Paid for Tractor The Front Drive Motor Car Com pany to-day was paid $3,600 represent ing the cost of installing the motor tractor on the Hope fire engine. The patrolmen also were paid to-day their pay roll amounting to about $2,500. Court Grants Divorce The court this morning granted a di vorce in the case of Verona vs. Joseph Pustai. The wife charged that she had been cruelly treated. W. Justin Carter lifted the papers. "Me and the Governor" Charles W. Rubendall, Deputy Reg- cf Wills and erstwhile railroad ticket agent at the Millersburg passen ger station, this morning asked news papermen to announce to his many friends that a blister on the palm of his right hand occasionally reminds him that he used a pick and shovel on "Good Roads Day."—There you are, Charley. WHEAT DROPS 8 CENTS BUSHEL Took Little Selling to Bring Down Price of May Option By Associated Pi-ess. Chicago, May 27.—'Wheat for May delivery dropped in value eight cents a bushel in addition to a fall yesterday of nearly seven cents. The price to day went to 142% as against 150% close last nicht and against 16 i at tl;e crest of the war excitement on February 5. Signs appeared to indicate that ow ing to recent lack of export call the danger, which formerly seemed acute, of a shortage of wheat here on May 31, the end of the crop year, had about reached the vanishing point. It took but little selling to-day to bring down the price of the IMay op tion. Virtually no excitement resulted to-day and other trading months re mained conspicuously firm. WEDDING AT DUNCANNON Miss Miriam Jenkyn Weds Richard Miller, of Chicago Duncannon May 27.—A pretty home wedding was solemnized Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Jenkyn, when their daughter, Miss Miriam Roberts Jenkyn, was joined in marriage to Richard Gladden Miller, of Chicago. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. William Willis Sholl, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of white crepe meteor, tritumed in chantilly lace and pearls, her veil being trimmed with orange blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet of bridal roses and lilies of the valley. The maid of honor was Miss Edna Jenkyn, sister of the bride, and the bridesmaid was Miss Faith Miller, sister of the groom. Both were attired in white gowns, with touches of pink and blue. - The maid of honor carried pink midget roses and forget-me-nots. ! The bridesmaid carried a bird's nest of pink roses. The groom was attended by Charles W. Bothwell, cashier of the People's National bank. Emanuel Jenkyn, Jr., was usher. The Lohengrin wedding march was played by Mrs. W. W. Sholl. Miss Christine Lippincott, of Philadcl ghia. sang "C Perfect Love," by H. T. urleigh. The house decorations were beauti ful, bringing oht the general color scheme of pink and blue. Immediately . following the ceremony a reception for the relatives and closest friends was given. Mr. and Mrs. Miller will be at home at 7339 Yale avenue, Chicago, after August 1. BAND SOCIETY GETS S9O J. H. Troup Gives Present For Concert At Reservoir Park The sum of S9O was presented to the Harrisburg ©and Concert Associa tion this morning by J. H. Troup, through Clarence A. Baokenstoss, secre tary of the association. In addition to the money, Mr. Troup has consented to print all the programs for the band concerts. Announcement was made some timo ago by the association that in case any person or firm would give SBO, one of the fourteen concerts scheduled at Reservoir Park would be named after them. This donation makes the second thus far received, the other being ■jiven by the Harrisburg Light, Heat and Power Company. The first concerts will be held Mon day, May 31, at Reservoir Park, one in the afternoon and the other in the evening. TO EKECT POWDER PLANT New York Firm to Invest $500,000 Near Newton Hamilton (Special to the Star-Independent.) Mifflintown, May 27.—The J. H. Westbrook farm of about four hundred acres, a mile southwest of Newton Hamilton, has been purchased by a party of New York capitalists who will erect a half million dollar powder mill thereon. The deal was closed on Tues day snd the deeds delivered when Mr. Westbrook was paid a handsome price for his property. Yesterday the Pennsylvania Railroad Company put a large force of men to work grading for a side track from the main line above this station which will extend some 3,000 feet down the cen ter of the farm near the farm buildings. It is said when the plant is completed it will employ 300 to 400 men. Work on the construction of the big plant is to be rushed to completion with all possible speed. Cars loaded with ma terial for the plant are already on the way. LUTHERAN DEVINE SCORES POWERS ENCAGED IN WAR By Associated Pi rn, Philadelphia, May 27. "Brute world-power, unbridled nationalism, pioud boast fulness of mere human vul ture. and selfish commercialism," were the terms used in describing the cause of the present European war by the Rev. John A. W. Hass, head of Muhlen burg College, in the synodical sermon v.'itli which he opened the 162 d annual convention of the Evangelical 'Lutheran [ Ministerium of Pennsylvania and ad jacont States in the Church of the '.iolv Communion here to-day. The vital message of the'church of | .Jesus Christ has been disregarded and I neglected. Dr. Haas, who is president; of the Ministerium, declared, adding that the critics of the church were as sailing it on all sides, trying to prove that its divine gifts and power had | been proved failures by the war. From this war lie drew a hopeful j forecast, that out of the pain ind snd | ness of the bitter conflict will arise a new appreciation of the divine endow ! menu and the eternal gifts now being questioned. He blamed a part of the criticism upon the church members themselves, who, he stated, were allowing their sense of sacrifice and love to grow in different and were more wrapped up in selfish love for parishes and congrega tions, which caused them to become •'small, narrow, mean and lean in the 1 spirit." 6 REPORTED DEAD IN STORM > More Than Sixty Persons Injured in Gale That Swept Western Ar kansas and Eastern Oklahoma Bp Associated Pros. Fort Smith, Ark., May 27.—Six per sons are reported dead, two at Talihina, Okla., and four at Checotah, Okla., as a result of the storm which swept Western Arkansas and Eastern Okla homa last night and early to-dav. Re ports reaching here also assert that more than sixty persons were injured at Talihina. Communication in the stricken dis trict is almost impossible and some es timates place the loss of life at a large figure. Property damage is heavy and it is said will reach more than a mil lion dollars. Fears of serious floods also are increasing. NO PLEAWILTSAVE BECKER District Attorney Perkins Determined That Rosenthal's Murderer Must Die in Electric Chair Si; Associated Press, New York. May 2 7.—No possible disclosures oi police corruption or rev r elations of uie identity of the man or men higher up in the division of money paid for police protection—no plea Charles ißecker can make will save him from tiie electric chair if District At torney Perkins can prevent it, accord ing to announcement made by Mr. Per kius to-day. In making this announcement, Mr. iPerkins took official cognizance of a current rumor that Becker, facing death for causing the murder of Herman Rosenthal, was willing to confess all he knows if his life should 'be spared. Becker's second conviction was affirm ed by t'he Court of Appeals and his ex ecution set for the week of July 12, or, if custom is followed, July 16, the •third anniversary of the Rosenthal mur i der. | PI*AN TO ERECT BOAT HOUSE Pennsylvania Engineers' Society to i Consider Designs at Next Meeting When the Pennsylvania Engineers' j Society hold its next meeting plans for the floating boat house which have ' been prepared by a special committee j and sanctioned by the park authorities | will be presented to the members for 1 approval. If the design and estimated 'cost are satisfactory to the majority jof members, work will be started at ! once. According to the plans, the building will be a combination boat and bath house and can be stored in the winter time ou the island. The boat house will be located as near the club house as possible and the river will be dredged in the vicinity of its mooring place. It will be provided with diving boards and rings and everything in the way of providing for cuiiiforiaoie swimming and diving. Training School Teachers to Graduate Eighteen students of the Teachers' Training School will be graduated to morrow evening at commencement exer cises in the Technical High school au ditorium. The address of the evening will be delivered by Dr. William S M. Davidson, superintendent of the Pitts burgh schools. The Rev v> Dr. C. A. Smucker, pastor of the Stevens M. E. church, will deliver the prayer and ben ediction. Albion Members to Meet The Albion Athletic Association will attend its second Biole study lecture to-mqrrow evening at the association rooms, 'Fifteenth and Walnut streets. J. lEarly, of theOtterbein United Brethren church, will be the speaker. Special mu sic will be rendered by .Vlarguerite IBrownewell and Ruth Brownewell. (Miss Ruth IBrownewell will sing one of IBilly Sunday's favorite songs, "Is the World Any Better?" Taxi cab Driver Had to Explain <O. W. Wade, Jr., of liinglestown, driving a tactical) with a New York li uense, attracted the attention of Police man Grear, who took him to police head quarters to explain. Wade said he did not steal the machine, that he had just bought it in New York and at ill had t'liat license on it. He was allowed to depart in the machine as he has not overstayed the flfteen-dav limit. Fined for Violating Traffic Law George Weber, of West Fairview, a autoist charged with running past a trolley car on Manket street at the Pennsylvania railroad station entrance while it was taking on passengers on IMay 24, was fined |2 by Mayor Royal in police court this afternoon. Weber promised to study the traffic ordinance, a copy of whi'h was given him by the i Mayor. CAPITOL BOARD DISMISSES CASE Public Service Commission Lacks Pow er to Compel Companies to Extend Facilities Beyond Charter Specifica tions In a filed opinion the Public Service Commission declares that it has not the ■power, under the act creating it, to compel a public service company to ex tend its facilities beyond the territory covered by its charter or amendments thereto. The City of Scranton passed an ordi nance authorizing the extension and op eration of the lines of the Scranton Railways Company from the present end of the tracks on Lucerne street to other localities. The company refused to accept the ordinance or make the extension and the City of Scranton filed a complaint with the Commission. The complaint was dismissed. PREPARING FIRE WARNING Marshal Baldwin Hopes to Decrease Number of Blaxes on the Fourth State Fire Marshal Baldwin is en gaged to day in the preparation of his annual circular to be sent throughout the State giving caution against fires attendant oil the observance of Fourth of July and requesting that every pre caution be taken to prevent conflagra tions bv the use of fireworks. A warning of this character sent out last, year reduced the number of tires in the .State very materially, the mar shal says, in fact to the lowest num ber in the history of the State in re cent years. Marshal Baldwin i« en deavoring to make the average lower this year than last. Under the ne-W law there will he twelve more fire deputies connected with the department and two special deputies who will be charged with the duty of sounding the warning in every section. The department's clerical force also has been increased by two, tout no appointments have an yet been made. To Consider Complaint The Public Service Commission has employed .vlorris Knowles, a civil en gineer of Pittsburgh, and Benjamin F. Shuck, of Bedford, who is an account ant, to assist in the consideration of the complaint against the Springfield Con solidated Water Company, which com prises about thirty-five water companies adjacent to Philadelphia. Want Lower Rate A-complaint was filed with the Pub lic Service Commission to-day 'by the Portage Coal Company against the Sus quehanna River and Western Railroad Company. A rate for hauling coal from Duncannon to Sulphur Springs of forty cents a ton is objected to on the ground that other railroads perform a similar service for a much less rate. Commissioner Magee Busy Commissioner William A. Magee has been selected 'by the 'Public Service Commission to represent it at the meet ing now being held in Washington in connection with the Interstate Com merce Commission regarding the subject of valuations. Water Commission Approvals The State Water Supply Commission announces approvals af the following applications: Commissioners of Northumberland county, to construct a bri Ige across Mahanoy creek, four miles south of Sha inokiti and 24 miles above its mouth, in East Cameron township, Northum berland county. Supervisors of Armagh township, Mifflin county, to construct a bridge over Treaster Valley Run, five miles east of Miiroy. Commissioners of York county, to construct a bridge across Mill Creek, on Pennsylvania avenue, in Yoe bor ough; to construct a bridge across Plv mire's or Emma's Creek, on public roa I from Kennev's Mill to Mt. Pleasant, in North Hopewell township, and to construct a reinforced concrete arch bridge across Rock Run, on the public road leading from Fawn Grove to Gatehelvilfo, about 1.5 miles north of Fawn Grove borough, in Pawn town ship. No Hearings In order that he may give his entire time and attention to the many bills left in his hands by the Legislature, Governor Brumbaugh has served notice that he will hold no hearings 011 appro priation bills, many requests for such having been made. Those who wish to be heard on such bills may submit briefs, which will be given careful at tention. To Reforost the State State Forester 11. C. Evans, of Wa terville, is overseeing the (planting of 108,000 trees this spring, divided as follows: Ten thousand red pine from Connecticut, 48,000 white pine and 50,000 Norway spruce from Pennsylva nia nurseries. The aim is to gradually increase the number to 20,000,000 per year, as Dr. Rothrock that at that rate it will take about 50 years to thor- Qughly rehabilitate the forests of the State. Food Prosecution Pure Food Commissioner Foust to day orderel prosecutions of 4 7 eases of violation of the pure food laws in Philadelphia, Berks, Schuylkill, Alle gheny and Washington counties. The division agents have been ordered to be especially alert in looking for viola tors on the approach of warm weather. Chief Garvin Here jChief Clerk Garvin, of the House of Representatives, was at the State De partment to-day looking after a number of bi 11a for which there has been much demand, notably the borough code and the action bills, none of which have been signed by the Governor. Electric Company Halted Increases of capital stock have been •filed at the State 'Department as fol lows: Muncy Lumber Co,, $100,000; American 'Feed Co., $50,000; Manheim Un<terwear Co., $10,000; Down Town Tiro 'Repair Co., $5,000; National IForge and Tool Co., $30,000; Penna- Humus, Co., $5,000; Morice twine mills, $125,000; Hillside Stone Co., $30,000; Key Land Co., $5,000; Vinton Land Co., $100,000; Maher Coal and Coke Co., SIO,OOO. Walnut Btreet Bridge Open People's Bridge ompan.v announce that the Walnut street bridge is now |o£fu for traffic. 9 BRISK WIND KEEPS FROST FROM DOING DAMAGE HERE ldntlniit-<l From Flrnt Pane. standing water last night in this vicin ity, did severe damage to the straw berry crop and ruined upwards of live million tomato plants already set out. Giapes wore also affected. Early peaches had advanced sufficiently to withstand the cold. The damage to vegetables will reach a half million dol lars in Niagara and Orleans counties. The thermometer registered 29 degrees. Heavy Frost in Pennsylvania Philadelphia, May 27.—The ther mometer in this vicinity went as low as 4 4 degrees during the night. The weather bureau said this was a record for low temperature on May 27. Un usually coM weather was general in Pennsylvania. In the northeast pait of the Slate there was a heavy frost. Hazleton reported that ice formed on the mountain top. Little Damage at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, iMay 27.—The frost which visited Western Pennsylvania last night did little 'financial damage to orchards and gardei|£ because they are well advanced. The minimum tem perature here was 39.0 degrees find after B.o'clock this morning the ther mometer showed a steady rise of six degrees an hour, 4 8 being registered at 8.30 o'clock. Heavy Damage to Fruit Reported Youngstown, 0.,' Ma.- 27.—The northeastern part of Ohio and Western Pennsylvania were visited by a heavy frost last night. Reports from many districts indicate that '.lie damage done to fruit and growing vegetables will amount to thousands of dollars. Cold in Schuylkill Valley Reading, Pa., May 27. —The ther mometer throughout the Schuylkill val ley last night, ranged from 38 to de grees. On the surrounding mountains it I was 85. Farming communities report that there was no frost. The Ground Frozen Hard Ogdensburg, N Y., May 27. —Wide- spread damage is believed to have re sulted from frost in this section last night. At 6 o'clock this morning the thermometer registered 3 4 degrees. The ground was frozen hard and tender vegetation was blighted. MISS NICHOLLS RERUN 'SWEETHEARTS' COMPANY Continued From First Page part'' of some importance which, in stagelaml, is looked upon as recognition rarely accorded to a youwoman who has been behind the footlights less jlhau two months. It is Miss Nicholls' j graceful dancing, however, that has | been chiefly responsible for winning her ia place in "Sweethearts." The "Sweethearts" company ar rived at 1 o'clock this afternoon from Altoona and Miss Nicholls and Miss Mac Donald were whisked away in an automobile by Mrs. Smith at whose home, on North Second street, they will be entertained during the com j pany's one-night stay in Harrisburg. | Miss Nicholls was a guest at the. | numerous dinner parties and dances given here in honor of Miss Kniselv j immediately preceding the latter's wed- I ling last fall. A supper party will be given this evening by Mr. and Mrs. Smith in honor of Miss Nicholls, Miss j Mac Donald, several other members of J the "Sweethearts" company and a j number of HarrisMirgers. Several box parties for the Majestic have been ar- I ranged for to-night by Harrisburg an- I quaintances of the young actress. FINANCE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE QUOTATIONS Furnished by E S. Gosliorn, 20H-20!> Arcade Building, *2lO Walnut Street New York, May 27. Open. Close, j Alaska Gold 'Mines ... 35 35 Amal Copper 65 65% j Amer Beet Sugar .... 46 45% I American Can 361/4 37 jAm Car and Foundry Co 51 •/» 51 % Amer Loco ! American Sugar 107% 108 | Anaconda 31 3l'/J Atchison 99% 99% I Baltimore and Ohio .. 71 % 71% Bethlehem Steel 138 138- Brooklyn R T 87% 87% ! California Petroleum .. 15 15 i Canadian Pacific 158% 158 j Chesapeake and Ohio . . 40% 40% j Chi, Mil and St Paul . 89% 89% Chino Con Copper .... 44% 45 i Col Fuel and Iron .... 29% 30Va j Consol Gas .. 123% 124 j'Distilling Securities .. 16 lfi'/i I .Erie 25% 25 General Electric Co ... 150% 153 Goodrich B»F 43% 43% I Great Nor pfd 116% 116'/j ! Great Nor Ore subs .. . 31% 31 % I Interboro Met 22'/.', 22% Interboro Met pfd .... 73% 73% Louis and .Nash 116 116 Mox Petroleum 6 "'/» 168% Missouri Pac 12% 11 % National 'Lead 60% 60% NY, N H and H 62% 62% Northern 'Pac ........ 104 - 104% 'Pacific Mail 24% 24% Pennsylvania R. R. . . . 107 106 Pittsburgh Coal 22 22 ' Press Steel Car 45 44%, j Ray Con. Copper 24 23% Reading 142 14 2%' Repub. Iron anil Steel . 2S 28 . Southern By'. 16% 16%S> Tennessee Copper 33% 32% Union Pacific 126% 126% U. S. Steel 54 54% do pf.l 106%. 106%, I'tah Copper 65% 66% |W. t". Telegraph @6% 66 Westinghouse Mfg. .. . 92% 94 Chicago Board of Trade Closing Hy Associated Press. Chicago, May 27.—Close: Wheat—May, 145; July, 127%. Corn, July, 77; September, 77%. Oats—July, 50%; September, 45. , Pork—Julv, 18.22; September, 1 8.60. Lard—July, 9.8 7; September, 10.10. Ribs July,' 10.455 ; v September, 10.9!.