The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, May 28, 1915, Page 12, Image 12

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Owl and Two Kinds of Hawk Our Most
Injurious Fliers
Exposition Park. Pa.. May 28. j
The spring meetings of the Farmers'
Institute and the Btate Board of Agri
culture closed with a woman's meeting
yesterday afternoon. In his lecture on
"The Relation of Birds to Agriculture" J
Professor Wells W. Cook, of the United
States Department of Agriculture, said 1
there were 375 known birds in Penn
sylvania. of which three—the great
homed owl, the cooper hawk and the
sharp-shinned hawk—are absolutely
"Some Orchard Insects and Their
Control" was discussed by F. H. Fas
sett, of Meshoppen. Pa., and Sheldon
W. Fnnk, of Boyertown. spoke on
"Profitable Apple Culture."
Mrs. Martha K. Martin, of Harris
burg, presided at the women's meeting.
The lecturers were Dr. Hannah M. Ly
ons. of Lincoln I'niversity. on '' Efii
ciencv in Home-making;" Miss Sarah
C. Lo'vejoy. of State College, on "Edu
cation in Home Economics," and Mrs.
Rose Morgan, of York, on "Songs That
WUkes-Barre Man Awarded iW.OfIU for
- Injuries Received in Accident
Wilkes-Ba.'re, Pa.. May 28.—After
deliberating 20 hours, the jury in the
SIOO,OOO damage suit of Andrew 0.
Raub against Frank Z Donn. of Plym
outh. for injuries sustained by Raub in
being run down by the Don automo
bile. returned a verdict for the plain
tiff yesterday for $6,062.
The accident occurred in Plymouth
on August 21. 1911. Raub and Miss
Gertrude Davis were about to board a
trolley car when an automobile owned
by Donn and driven bv his son. Samuel
Oonn. a minor, ran them down, killing
Miss Davis and so badly injuring Raub
that he will be a cripple for life. The
case was tried once before and a ver
dict for SIO,OOO was awarded Raub.
A new trial was granted, on the ground
that the verdict was excessive.
Defendants in Steel Fraud Case Allege
He Was Too Friendly With Juror
Pittsburgh. Pa., May 28.—Charging
that A. J. Bearer, a juror, and United
States District Attorney E. Lowery
Humes, prosecutor in the recent Car
bon steel Panama canal fraud case,
were on too friendly terms, W. S. Dal
>el! yesterday nske.l a new trial for
David J. Simpson and P. K. Bullens,
former officials of the steel company,
vho were charged with conspiring to
1 rovide inferior steel for the canal.
The defendants allege that on two
occasions during the trial Bearer talked
with Humes. Thev say that just after
sll the testimony had been presented
they saw Humes and Bearer together.
Dalzell says that, during the argu
-ment of Humes, he had occasion to ap
peal to the court concerning some of
the remarks the latter had made to the
jury. It is alleged that Bearer smiled
at Humes when the objection was made
and said something to the prosecutor
which Dalzell was not able t<> hear.
Mother and Two Children' Victims, Hus
band May Die. Too
Racine, Wis.. May 2S.—Mrs. Chris
tian Hansen and her two small children
were instantly killed yesterday when
their automobile was struck by a pas
senger tri'in on the Northwestern road,
near here.
The husband. Christian Hansen, who
was driving the car. was so badly hurt
that he is not expected to recover. j
Quick Relief for Coughs, Colds ana
Hoarseness. Clear the Voice—Fine for
Speakers and Singers. 2.1 c.
16 N. Third St. Penaa. Station
Dainty Wedding Gowns
Frocks For the Girl Graduates
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The June /j \
Magazine \\\ |t?
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V "<. Suggestions —Vi i
'oJ.du.T' G,rl lor Summer *•»»< Bru.i □.«,
MrC.lI Pattern «SC2 Or,, p .h'w'lnTV m'^r'n^w
E. M. SIBLE, 1300 Market Street
A. H. FRAIM, 2032 Sixth Street
"Iwant it"
Hungry children
may eat all the
want. These tasty
with the natural
corn flavor will
do them good for
they are readily
digested and as
similated. i
Each flake is a
j clean, wholesome
kernel of white
flint Corn, steam
cooked, toasted
and ready to
serve at a min
ute's notice.
Washington CRISPS
The Crispy Toasted Corn Flakes
10 cents at your grocer's
Bennett Brittin. Cigar Dealer, Won't
Learn Newfangled Ways
Plainfield, X. J., May 28.—Believ
ing that the hustle of present day busi
ness competition was getting to be too
much for a man of his years, Bennett
Brittin, who will celebrate his 102 d
birthday next month, says he is going
to retire and devote the remainder of
his days to recreation.
His declaration wis made in the
presence of a group of buyers attend
ing the auction sale of his ei,gar store
effects at Clinton avenue and West
Front street, where he had been in
business for the Inst twenty-three
| years.
Mr. Brittin moved about the room
i repeatedly remarking that he was not
! quitting because he could not Hke
J care of the place, but because younger
men kept moving into the neighbor
-1 hood and taking his trade away by
i business methods he had never learned.
Police Chiefs Elect Michael Regan
Cincinnati, 0.. May 28.—Michael
J Regan, chief of police at Buffalo, X.
Y., was elected president yesterday of
the International Association of Chiefs
of Police at the annual convention here
He succeeds Major Richard Sylvester,
• of Washington. D C., who retires from
the presidency after holding that office
for the last fifteen years. Xewark, X.
J„ was chosen for the 1916 conven
Possibility of Shortage of Common La
bor Causes Much Concern—lron
Production in Nearby Districts,
Slightly Increasing
New York. May 28.—"The Iron
Age" says tho rato of production at
the largest steel plants has been main
tained, and in some oases, particularly
in the Pittsburgh and nearby valley dis
tricts, slightly increased. On the sell
ing side some of the heavier lines
show more activity, while lighter prod
ucts are quiet. Buying for domestic
use is marked by caution, in view of :
the issues raised with Geimany, but
there is no uneasiness.
The exodus of Italian workers to go
to war is causiug some concern, and
there is more than a possibility of an
actual shortage of common labor in
some parts of the iron industry. The
Counellsville coke region will be af
fected and already a short supply of
labor is reported iu the West Virginia
coal tields.
After some weeks of small business
in rails, several orders have come out
together—2s,ooo tons for the South
ern Pacific placed at Knsley, 15,500
tons for the Lake Shore, 8,000 tons for
the Chicago Alton and 4,000 tons
l'or the Chesapeake district. The Chesa
peake & Ohio's total purchases are
about 15,000 tons. If the Pennsylva
nia order comes as expected, the week
will be the largest in months for rails.
The developments in the bar market
are interesting. The mills are getting
behii in .deliveries, due to the tilling
up of capacity by shrapnel bar orders,
particularly 2-inch rounds and larger.
In the Central West a new inquiry is
for 45,000 tons of 1 1-16-inch rounds
for ritle barrels and at Pittsburgh a
company that has a large contract for
ride barrels is negotiating for bars.
At the same ti*iu> the large agricul
tural implement inaßers are slow to con
tract for their bar supply, seemingly
awaiting further assurance concerning
crops and foreign situation. No issue
is being made of the 1.20 c price on
such contracts, as the bar market has
been gradually stiffening with the plac
ing of so much war tonnage. Iron bars
are firmer, but in hard bars for rein
forcing there _is irregularity, sales be
ing made at 1.05 c, Pittsbugh.
The ascent of spelter above 18 cents,
or to more than twice the highest price
reached in any previous year, has
caused a fresh flurry in galvanized
sheets. Some makers have advanced
their price to 4c for No. 28 and, while
the largest interest still quotes 3.60 c,
this price is only for prompt delivery
end to regular customers. The soaring
of spelter has set users of brass as well
as of galvanized sheets on tbe hunt for
Mill which are not quoting on gal
vanized sheets are going more vigor
ously after business in black sheets and
1.70e, Pittsburgh, for No. 2S sheets can
still be done. In special sheets for au
tomobiles no such weakness has ap
Plate mills have fared better in ton
nage, due to the good car contracts of
the past two weeks, but the car com
panies were able to buy at I.loc, Pitts
burgh. Recent buying for three addi
tional vessels placed with eastern ship
yards also brought out low prices. Boi
ler plate demand has increased in the
Central West.
Plate manufacturers are keenly in
terested in .lie inquiries from foreign
countries with a view to plaicng mer
chant vessel work here. Foreign yards
are full of naval work and the outlook
is for full employment of American
shipbuilders for the pext three years.
Skeletons of Men Killed in Mine in j
184« Unearthed
Scranton, Pa., May 28.—Breaking
through the rock walls which separate
the workings of the Delaware and Hud
son No. 1 colliery at Carbondale from
the old drift in which anthracite coal j
was first mined in this country, ves- |
terday, Evan Williams, a miner, found |
the skeleton of a man. It was in a I
sitting position against the face of the j
coal measures and still wore miner's
shoes. Around the chamber were the'
bones of a number of other men.
It was determined 'by investigating I
the mine records that the bones were !
those of the eight men who were en
tombed oy a fall of rock in the old
drift January 12, 1846.
To Build $300,000 Conduit for Wires
May 28.—At yesterday's
meeting of the Lancaster Chamber of
Commerce the announcement was made
that within the next two weeks work
on a $300,000 conduit system would be
commenced and rushed to completion
as rapidly as possible. The conduits i
will be used exclusively for the wires I
of the Conestoga Traction Company I
and the Edison Electric Light Company. |
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I flji!'! \ 25C
It iilil j§ 522.50
■JELL your friends and save them
money. For sale by
E. Blumenstine
Electrical Contractor
14 South Court Street
Harrisburg, Pa.
Benjamin Franklin— Either of American Diplomacy" P®
AMERICA has never produced a greater statesman than Franklin, who was revered by the people second only to Washington. He was F ! j'jl .nM
/V a signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, and his wisdom made die latter a possi- |Jf Bi
/\ bility. The great Lotd Chatham pronounced him not only an honor to the Anglo-Saxon people, but to human nature. In every j. § f SI
A \ Capitol of Europe he was a welcome guest, and he it was who induced France to lend us ships, men and money during the dark- S *| V \
est days of the Revolution. Upon his death Congress entered a general mourning of a month. In France it was decreed that all members Ip i iijP \
of the national as:emHy should wear mourning for three days. So long as Americans treasure the Republic and Personal Liberty as the |*|;; j&V
noblest of all human blessings, the fame of Franklin can never perish. Rasonally he wis possessed of robust health; he was a well-shaped man,
ofawisebut merry nature; he had the head of a Greek philosopher, whilehis grace,his noble bearing and winning personality made him a
conspicuous figure in any assemblage cf great men He was a moderate user all his lifetime of Old Madeira and barley-malt brews. It is S|||'!|' j; ||jj|E' ; JEE I
safe to say tliat he toasted the New Republic with every great man of Europe and America. Franklin considered his work in building the Consti- «: >; fjj®;ir ,
tution his greatest service to posterity. Upon the self-svidenr dedaration of the Constitution of the United States Anheuser-Busch $ years ago J l *' 'l® ifit
launched their gigantic institution. To-day, whererer Americans go for health, or business, or pleasure, their Earned brand BUDWEISER !!■_. ! ;S%| •
is mere. Its popularity, due to its quality, purity, mildness and exquisite flavor, has daily grown in public favor until 7500 people we constant
ly employed 00 keep pace with the ever-increasing demand. When in St. Louis visit the home of BUDWEISER.
« M. P. Johnson
Wholesale Dealer Harrisburg. Pa.
Means Moderation
Starved Husband, a Fugitive, Doubly
Prepared to Kill
Reading, May 2S. —That lie carried |
his gun to shoot his wife in case he |
could not 'jet near enough to cut her
throat, was the statement made to ! i
County Detective George Straub by i
Charles Bailsman, the Robesonia mur- !
derer. who slew his wife with a razor, j i
"She tolil me to leave her, that she i .
could get another fellow," Bailsman .
said, to explain the furv of his attack ! :
after the woman brought a charge of
assault and battery against hint, and ■
the suit ended in the murder. ; .
Bausman, almost starved, is near ! ]
collapse in jail here, coming willingly i
with State Policeman James Ely, who I i
found him in a mountain barn near the ! i
scene of the tragedy. He has refused I
an attorney and expressed regret for i
the crime.
j Discovered When Railroader Saw Some
thing Shining in Barrel
Greensboro, X. C., May 28.—Police- 1 |
! men and railway employes found 102 1 .
j pints of outlawed whiskey in a freight j
| depot hero in barrels marked "(Michi
gan seed potatoes," shipped from Rich- ;
| moud to parties in Greensboro.
V. Hyl Bauntia, an Abyssinian, one •
iof the consignees, has been arrested ]
I for retailing. The trick was discover- i ,
|ed by a railway employe who saw 1
i something shining through a crack in [
a barrel. Others barrels from the same (
place were opened. Each of three bar- , ,
rels contained from 30 to 40 pints.
It is said other "potatoes" from j
the same house hail been delivered here !
before the trick was discovered. The j
barrels did contain some potatoes, but |
in the middle were the bottles.
; Murder Victim Attempted to Bum '
j House, Alleged Slayer Says
Wilkes-Barre, May 28. —Guiseppe I
(Baratieri, aged 37, Wednesday night j
shot and killed Gorago Matti, aged I
25. at Luzerne borough, it is alleged, .
because he believed that .'Matti had |
poured kerosene oil on the floor of his :
porch for the purpose of incendiarism
not long ago.
The shooting occurred in the central
part of the town. Baratieri, according!
|to a statement by the police, armed
I himself with a revolver early in the
| evening and set out in quest of his vic
i tim. He passed him twice. On the
third meeting he pulled his revolver, it
is charged, anil fired three shots. Two
of them entered the brain of Matti. |
Baratieri w«s soon captured by Chief j
of Police Killeen, to whom he said,
Kileen asserts, he had committed mur
der because 'Matti had tried to burn
his home.
Apoplexy Fatal to Aged Man
'Lancaster, Pa., May 28. —Henry W.
Mayer. 72 years old, of Rohrerstown, '
Pa., died Wednesday evening at the!
supper taole, a victim of apoplexy. He |
was for many years a justice of the j
peace and school director of East Hemp-!
field, and for yearb was a trustee of the I
Millersville State Normal school and
a director of the Farmers' 'National
bank and vice president of the Fulton
National bank.
Identify Body of Drowned Boy
Columbia, Pa., May 28. —The par
ents of the drowned boy whose head
less body was found in the river near
Columbia on Tuesday evening have
'been found. George W. Reimeyer, of
Berwick, whose son. Leonard Reimeyer,
I 1 I years old, was drowned in the river
at Berwick February 22. when his ca
noe capsized, has identified the body.
Strikes Them On Crossing Near Sta
tion, Wrecking Car
Kiine, May 28.—1n a grade cross- |
iug accident at Leepor. 30 miles south i
of this city, yesterday afternoon. For- i
est K. It tie and O. H. Beeper, of Leep- j
er, were killed. They were ridiuij in a !
runabout and as they were driving ;
over the crossing near the Baltimore 1
and Ohio passenger station, they were J
struck by passenger train No. 151, due j
iu this city at 3.45.
Both men were thrown high in the ;
air, and Ittle was killed instantly. Ber- j
ger was alive when assistance reached J
him, and arrangement* were being
made to bring him to the Kane Sum
mit hospital, but he died as he was be- |
iug placed aboard the train tlmt struck |
him. His wife reached the scene a few |
minutes before he died.
His Fondness for Porkers Led to His
Add, Ga.. May 28.—Jitd'ie M. L. i
Crowley, of the Cecil district, killed
the monster alligator in Hutchinson's
•pond a few days ago. The gator had
been a familiar figure there for the
last quarter of a century, but all ef- !
forts to kill him had proved futile, he |
being a sly old fellow and managing l
to get to his cave. He was a terror to j
hogs which ventured near, but a piece j
of hog meat proved his undoing.
A trap was set for him with a good I
hunk of meat tied to a post. As lie |
tugged at the meat a well directed rifle
shot from Mr. Crowley 's 41111 laid him >
The alligator measured ten feet and |
four inches and weighed about 400 j
pounds. He had thirty-seven notches
011 his tail, a notch for every year of
his life, it is said.
Dealers in Simbury Co-operate With
Authorities to Enforce Law
Sunburv, Pa., May 28.—C0-operation 1
of the Sunbury Local Liquor Dealers'!
Association with the borough nuthori
ties in their efforts to suppress the use I
of liquor by habitual drunkards vester- !
day resulted in the arrest of Edward 1
Ludwig, of Sunbury, /or buying liquor j
for men who had been .placed on the
association's jag list. He was sent to;
jail in default of bail.
Members of the association yesterday j
declared they would push the prosecu
tion of all men caught violating the ;
liquor laws.
Northumberland County Finds It Pays
to Resist Appeal
Sunbury, Pa., May 28.—8y the- ac-j
tion of the Supreme Court in upholding ,
the Northumberland County Tax Re
vision Board's increase of coal land val
ues from $7,000,000 to $17,000,000
the county authorities will obtain ,
I $225,000 yearly for three years, or ,
I more than $670,000 in taxes from the '■
! coal corporations operating within its j
I borders.
Assessment was made in 1912 and!
: tho coal corporations appealed from the
| finding of the Commissioners. Judge
| Moser, himself a mining engineer be
fore he became a Judge, after an ex
haustive hearing upheld the increase in
valuations, and the coal companies then
appealed to the highest court.
Take a ' ~
It will act as a laxative In the
George A. Uorgaa
Pip =====
, Henrietta D. Grauel
Mahogany and Rosewood
I The beauty of mahogany and rose
| wood lies in the rich color and tine grain
i of the woods and this is not enhanced
; by carving or by elaborate decorations.
; Therefore beauty of outline and perfec
-1 tion in finish is the result furniture
manufacturers strive for when working
in these materials.
Rosewood is from a tree called by
West Indians, Amyris; it does not at
tain the great size of the mahogany anil
j its color is not red but a dark, richly
veined brown.
To keep furniture made from these
woods in condition it is sufficient, to
rub them gently with a soft cloth when
j they need dusting.
The beauty of these wonderful woods
is their hardness which makes them so
durable. Naturally a hard wood, they
| are especially seasoned before they are
| used and some factories keep choice
j pieces of them for years in the process
.of seasoning. It' a rosewood or mahog
any piece becomes scratched, scorched
I or defaced, it can be restored bv a
| cabinet-maker to its original beauty.
This is not always the case with ve
! neered furniture. Dampness, heat or
i much jarrying will often raise the
| veneer and it cannot always be re
| placed.
A delicate Colonial tilt-table of rose
| wood veneer was used for serving tea
upon until the veneer commenced to
! blister and peel. It was sent to a fur
-1 uiture restore shop. Week after week
i went by but it was not 'returned and
i the owner called on the workman, who
; showed her the process of restoring and
said he had been compelled to wait until
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Better Than
j' Baying R. R. Stocks
You can earn considerable more money
through buying your next winter's supply
of coal this month than you can by purchas
ing P. R. R. Stock.
Coal prices are now 50c per 2000 lbs.
cheaper than they will be September Ist.
2000 lbs. Mixed Nut costs n0w.... $6.55
On September Ist it will cost 7.05
Saving 50
You save 50c on each $6.55 invested for
5 months.
This it at the rate of about 18 r/r interest.
Do you know anything that will pay you
as well as buying coal now?
United Ice & Coal Co.
Forster and Cowden Third and Boas
Fifteenth and Chestnut Hummel and Mulborry
Also Steelton, Pa.
able to match the ancient wood. Mo
had matched it in the ease of an old
mclodian, a beauty of itself, and was
painstakingly removing the veneer
from the one old piece and transferring
it to the other. This explains, in part,
why it is so expensive to have old
treasures renewed by professionals.
If you admire mahogany and rose
wood pieces as they So well deserve,
and have some of this furniture to re
store, a very good way to do this is to
follow the example of the Shackletons;
they employed the most expert work
man they could hear of to restore and
polish some of their "finds" and then
they stayed by the workman and took
notes with eyes and ears and after a
few days they were able to do the work
A Menu for Decoration Day, May ;tOth
Though this day is not a festival it
is a time of family gatherings and a
time when we desire to express our
patriotism in a quiet but impressive
way. The following menu is suitable
for a Sunday dinner and may have an
appropriate color note added to it if
you desire.
Little Neck Clams
Soup a la Julienne
Radishes and Small Fresh Onions
on Colonial Blue Dish
Fried Chicken, Cream Gravy
New Potatoes in Cream Peas Celery
Lobster Salad, Garnished with
Tiny Flags
Pineapple Sherbet with Ripe
Strawberries in it
I'ie and Coffee Nuts and Small Cakes
To-morrow—Ha ml woven Rugs.