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Relief in Sight For Eastern Part of ffikffirf)? of
This Is Anniversary of Coldest
Weather in History of the
Local Bureau
Ordinary Thermometers, How
ever. Registered as Far
Down as 6 and 8
This is the anniversary of the cold
est day in the history of the city's
weather bureau. Two years ago to
day, the official weather report says,
It was J 4 degrees below zero. To-day
at 6 ». m. the temperature was 1 de
btee below zero, the lowest weather
in two years.
That Is the official figure, but many
ordinary thermometers that did faith
ful duty in outlying sections of the city
went way down in their hearts this
morning. At Rutherford Heights, for
"nstance, the mercury showed 4 de
grees below zero. Across river reports
ot from R to S degrees below were
So cold was it that even the con
sumptive children who arc being cared
tor in, tho city's open-air schools
< on I tin t stand it and the schools were
dismissed about 10 o'clock. They will
?'.?*, be reopened until Mondav.' The
1 ttle boys and girls who have spent
the winter days in the open wrapped
in their bank"ts have been able to
stand every other kind of weather, but
the zero and below kind made them
shiver too much.
The Penn school building is closed
10-day because the heating apparatus
can not be made to work. Only four
of the rooms are open.
lee areas in the river are growing
quite rapidly and it is believed the
entire Susquehanna will be frozen over
at Harrisburg within the next twentv
four hours.
Relief From Intense
Cold Now Promised
By Associated Ptess
New York. Jan. 14.—Relief from the
Intense rold leather which lias held
the Eastern and New England States
in it* grip for the past two days is
promised to-night or to-morrow. To
day. however, near zero weather or
below still prevails along the Middle
and North Atlantic seaboard. Reports
from the "West early to-day indicated
that the rising temperature which
brought relief there yesterday would
reach the lake regions to-day and
weather forecasters say they are ex
tending eastward.
While the cold wave has been
sweeping this country, Europe, too,
had felt a drop in temperature from
Norway to Southern France. Vienna,
Berlin and many other German cities
report unprecedented drops in the
temperature. Drift Ice is running in
'he Danube river and in Paris busi
ness for the past twenty-four hours
has been at a standstill. In London
recent harsh weather conditions are
held responsible for a serious rise in
the death rate and an epidemic of In
Cable dispatches last night from
Milan stated that heavy snows are
falling In the Alps and the Intense
• old has driven wolves to prev on cat
43 Below in New York
In New York State the lowest tem
perature reported—4S degrees below
zero—was at Harrisvltle. Few towns
in the northern and western sections
of the State reported temperatures
higher than 20 degrees below zero
early to-day. New York city which
seldom experiences below zero weath
er. touched a record mark at midnight
at four degrees below. The number
of dead officially recorded last night
was nine, but police and health offi
cials believe the total will greatlv ex
ceed that figure. Hundreds have re
ceived treatment at hospitals and
thousands of homeless men and wo
men have been sneitered in mission
[Continued on Page 8]
Late News Bulletins
John H. Mclllienny was re-appointed to servo on the Dauphin
County Prison Board by the Dauphin county <-ourt this afternoon
The term Is for three years. The County Commissioners settled the
tie voting dispute in Elizabeths lie o>er il.e electon of a borough as
'U f>oßlng , 7. 01 m "■ Boiiawi tz, the Republican, over George P.
Lytcr, the Democratic candidate: Joseph \. Koons, former mercantile
appraiser, was sworn In to-da.v as deputy appraiser
\ Pittsburgh, Pa.. *F&n. 14.—1t Ixvuhio known 10-dftv that n
arfe containing 513.000 was stolen from the offl.-e or the Vnitcd States
i'Tr* ° ,, : p ?" y Councils,llle. Pa., Monday night. The monev
h > » Pittsburgh bank to the Second Natonal Bank or
Connellsville Ix press company .let,stives and the police are looking
neUsrUle yttn ' * < lerk ,ht " l "* press <>wl,| l>any's offlw « I™.*
Johannesburg, Union or South Africa. .lan. 14—Sccrctarv Wain
of the Federation of Trades. an«l a hand or Irreconcilable comrade
eS th ° ,ra,,es ~B" h, ' n ' 'lefy the polled
H Paso. Texas. Jan. 14.—Mexican rederal troops stationed at I,as
Vegas opposite Del Rio Texas, have been surrounded by rebe* and
an attack te momentarily expected. The federal garrison | s small
nf y, H A'. ~7 fo 1 r,,,t » l request for the return to Mexico
filler . Salvador >larcado, win commanded the federal troops at
OJlnaga. together with his comrades who crossed into American terri
tory, Is to be made to Uie United States government bv General A.,~1
by'hlniMtolday. Merfoan mtnUiteF «ar. according to an announced
... ( ~B ernP Switzerland, Jan. 11.—The assistance of the great powers
In the prevention of another war between Greece and Turkey Is I
by rjremier Klentherlos Ventaelo*. of Greece ' Thepramter de*
eJares that his government considers such a calamity most probable
since tlie advent as Turkish minister of war of Enver Bev
Providence, R. 1., Jan. 1 I.—-Pi re in die Manuracturers* hnili I lno>
" «7 en -story brick structure. occupied by thirty jewelry nianuiactu*'
SWMRS? * IOSS ° f $100,,)0 ° u, - (lav anil the enftjreed Idleness <»r
With the Progressives from Philadelphia to-day came a decider!
♦ or of boosting William Draper Lewis. of Philadelphia
candidate for governor, l,cwis Is here, but says
hi ,OPk ' an , I ' l - —The market closed strong. The shorts scram
bled to cover when bullish oin rations were resumed on a large
Heavy buying onlers were executed all around the room Prices
mounted I to 2 points above yesterday's closing
Big BuD Moose Laughs When She
Says He Won't Be Candi
date and Admits It
# £m %
fiftt M
■ *-- jjPP rE
Talked of for United States Senator
William FUnn will not lie a candi
date for governor of Pennsylvania.
His daughter. Miss Mary Flinn, said
so this morning and the ex-senator
said that it "went."
The question of whether Flinn would
bo a candidate or not was the topic
uppermost among the Washington
party men gathering here to-day for
[the two-daj conference beginning at
I 3 o'clock this afternoon. When the
Pittsburger was asked about the boom
in the presence of bin daughter and a
few of his personal friends he laugh
ed, but before he could make any re
j ply Miss Flinn said: "Mr. Flinn w ill
I not be n candidate f>>r governor."
F'linn laughed and said "Tlint t;"es.
, That's my guardian."
(•roiiii Meeting
I tiring the morning it was planned
to have a meeting of the chairmen of
the six groups organized. These groups
correspond 1o the divisions of the
Democratic State committee, but the
trains were held up by the cold and
only a few members got here. They
had a talk with State Chairman A.
Nevin IJotrich and discussed things.
The group chairmen are Arthur
Dunn, Scranton: W. H. Sponsler, New
Bloomtield: John Rev, Norrlstown;
A. W. Hagenbuch, Allentown; jr. T.
Stokes, Coudersport: Dex X. Mitchell,
Punxsutawney. Three districts have
not been organized.
Members of the legislative com
mittee held informal conferences to
talk over matters and it was stated
that the program of 1912 would b»
brought down to date, but in the main
it would stand with addition of a dec
laration in favor of woman suffrage.
Pinrliot Here
Gifford Pinchot. mentioned for sena
tor, arrived during the morning and
[Continued on Pa<rc 8|
By Associated Press
Albany, X. Y„ Jan. 14.—Clifford S.
Sims, vice-president and general man
ager of the Delaware and Hudson
Railroad Company, wired from Scran
ton. Pa., last night that he would meet |
representatives of the employes in Al- (
bany Thursday to consider certain de
mands of the men. About 5,000 em
ployes of the road have voted almost
unanimously to uphold their union
leaders in any decision they make after
the conference. The men demand the
reinstatement of certain discharged |
employes and Improved conditions.
1 . .i
. ~ * bird s eye view of the country about O.iinaga. showing the disposition of the Federal and Rebel troops, previous to the taking of Ojinaga
by the rebels, nnd tlie proximity of the operation to the United States border. 8 1 Jlnaril
Steelton, Hummelstown and Hali
fax Institutions to Come
Under Provisions
Although formal action has not
been taken by all the boards of direc
tors of the various banking institutions
in llarrisburg. the llarrlsburg Na
tional, the First National «nd the Mer
chants National Banks have all de
cided to accept the provisions of the
new currency act.
It was learned that the Steelton
National, the Hummelstown National
and the Halifax National Hanks have
decided to come under the provisions
of the new act.
While there has been more or less
objection on the part, of the. local
bankers to many of the provisions of
the bill, they all seem to feel that it
is their duty as public-spirited citi
zens to accept the provisions of the
act and do all in their power to make
it effective.
Under the provisions of the act,
every institution is compelled to sub
scribe to stock in the new regional
reserve bank to the extent of 6 per
cent, of its capital and surplus. The
sentiment on the part of local insti
tutions seems to bp generally in favor
[Continued on Page 21
Price of Eggs Goes Up
as Mercury Goes Down
With the drop in the mercury the
price of eggs has soared. The fluc
tuations have been commensurate with
the degree of heat or t»old that pre
This morning strictly fresh eggs
were quoted at 40 and 41 cents a
dozen. Last week they were 35 cents.
At Wildwood, it was announced this
morning from the office of the City
Park Commission, there is plenty of
of good ice and skating is perfectly
safe if—
Danger signs are regarded.
J. Raymond lloffert, assistant su
perintendent of the park commission,
stated this morning that there is
plenty of good ice on the upper and
lower ends of the lake but that there
are several weak spots in the central
part of the big pond. Because of this
weak ice no red flag will be flown to
day. The dangerous ice will be mark
ed so that all may avoid it, said Mr.
Lewis Paganelli, the tirst Italian to
start business in this city, died at his
home, 1221! Bailey street, last night.
Mr. Paganelli was one of the best
known of the Italian merchants in this
city. He started as a peanut vendor
in this city more than flftv vears ago
and later engaged in the fruit busi
ness. For years lie has been noted
for his philanthropy and kindness to
other Italians who came to him for
assistance. Burial will be made in the
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Saturday morn
ing following services from St. Fran
els' Roman Catholic Church at 9
fly Associated Press
Sofia. Bulgaria, Jan. 14.—The Bul
garian parliament was dissolved to
day by the premier. Dr. V. RadoslavofT,
tiecauso it refused to pass a pro
visional appropriation bill. A new
chamber must In- elected within two
month*, according to the constitution.
Blaze Occurs Just Before Noon;
Started in the Cellar
From Rue
j Fire in the store of Webster Watt
l& Bros., dealers in paints, varnish, oils
and wallpaper, 26 South Third street,
at noon to-day, did damage to the
amount of $6,000.
The blaze started in the cellar,
caused, It is believed, from a defective
| furnace Hue or crossed wires under a
stairway. The stock iti the stor& '.s
covered by insurance.
"Bud" Day Miller, of Twenty-first
ami Derry streets, a member of the
Friendship Fire Company, broke bis left
leg (luring the fire, when the nozsile of
the hose he was holding got away from
him and knocked him down. He was
taken to the Bavrisburg Hospital.
Above the wallpaper and varnish
store is an apartment house leased to
Miss Rebecca Martin. The second
floor is occupied by Isaac Grove, con
| stable In the Third Ward, and Charles
! ltaines. The apartments on the third
| floor are occupied by Miss Martin.
I The apartment dwellers suffered slight
i loss from smoke and water.
I The Are was first discovered by
I Webster Watt, manager of the store,
| when the stol-e suddenly filled with
clouds of smoke. Flames soon began
,to burst through the floor from tho
j cellar.
Firemen I)o Good Work
An alarm was sent In from Box 4.
Third and Market streets, and the
entire central district responded. With
in a few minutes after the arrival of
the firemen the rear of the storeroom,
used for storing oils and varnish, was
flooded and a more serious outburst
of fire and possible explosions were
thus averted.
The fire, occurring during the lunch
eon hour, hundreds of people crowded
around the scene of the blaze. Water
from the hose freezing on the pave
ments caused dozens of people to fall
and greatly impeded the work of the
I firemen.
j After a half hour's fighting the
flames were under control.
Couldn't Take Injured Girl Home
I Mibs Annie Wolf, of 26 South Third
street, slipped this noon on an icy
pavement in front of 414 South street,
where a. Are occurred -Monday, and
sprained her'ankle so badly she could
not walk. She was taken to the home
of a friend at 29 South Third street!
by State Highway employes, who were ;
passing In an automobile when Missi
Wolf fell.
Because of the fire in the Watt store, j
just under Miss Wolfs home, it was j
Impossible to take her there.
Philadelphia. Jan. 14.—The Inter-
State Commerce Commission inquiry!
Into transportation rates and practices!
of the anthracite coal carrying rail-'
roads and coal companies, which was!
interrupted in November by the sudden j
death of Commissioner John H. Mar- j
ble, was resumed here to-day with;
Commissioner C. C. MeChord conduct-j
ing the proceedings.
Suffering from Internal injuries re- '
celved in a fall from a tree at Third j
and North streets several days ago, '
Irvin Snyder, a lineman for the Har- |
rlsburg Light and Power Company, j
died last night at the Hnrrisburg •
Hospital. Funeral services will be;
hold Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock '
I from hfs home. 2123 Herr street. I
Burial will be made in the East Har- I
rlsburg Cemetery.
New York. Jan. 14.--Dr. Edward I
Splt/.ka, noted alienist, who testified as,
to the insanity, of Uulteau. slayer oTi
President Garfield, died'lit New York. '
Former Japanese Minister Says
Only Ten Were Killed and
Thirty Injured in City
By Associated Press
Tokio, Jan. 14.—Official reports this
afternoon from southern Japan, where
volcanic eruptions and earthquakes
have caused heavy loss of life, panic
and great property damage, are that
the eruption of the volcano of Sakura-
Jima, which has caused the. most
devastation. Is abating. Just how
heavy has been the loss of life cannot
yet be estimated. Sakura, where the
greatest loss of life undoubtedly oc
curred, cannot be visited because the
eruption of Sakura-Jima continues.
Kagoshima. the nearest big city to
Sakura, while It suffered great dam
age from the earthquakes, does not
appear to have sustained a severe
loss of life. H. Ijnln. former Japa
nese minister to China, who lives in
Kagoshima. sent a dispatch to the for
eign office in which he said that ten
persons were killed and thirty injured.
Other telegrams report that the bar
racks. governor's residence and the
temples were among the buildings
wrecked in Kagoshima. The soldiers
are camped in the squares of the city,
while the population has sought refuge
in the shrines and temples in the hills.
Americans Reported Safe
AH Americans who were In the
vicinity are safe. Word to this effect
was j-eeeived here by Carl F. Deich
maif" l? the American consul at Naga
Sakura-Jima, at the height of its
eruption, is pictured in reports as a
terrifying mountain of fire. The air
for miles around is thick with ashes
and smoke. The police and soldiers
of Kagoshima, soon alter the disturb
ance began, made many rescues from
the Island of Sakura.
The people at first did not seem to
realize their danger and were slow in
trying to escape. It is feared that
many were killed before reaching the
seashore. Thousands, pursued by a
I rain of fiery stones, knelt on "the
beach, half submerged In water, and
gesticulated wildly to the steamers
and fishing boats for aid. One small
steamer saved 300 persons, while the
other boats also did noble rescue
work. The cruiser Tone reported yes
terday that Sakura had been entirely
I evacuated.
Repairing Railroads
I Official advices from Kumarnoto,
1 dated yesterday, reported the place
j shrouded with ashes from the erup
tion of Sakura-Jima. Energies there
i are directed toward the repair of the
i railroad so that water and rice may
i be sent to the hungry refugees near
| Kagoshima.
In Tokio this morning a sulphurous
i odor in the air was followed by
j squalls, thunder and rain. The storm
! is attributed to the disturbed meteoro
' logical conditions resulting from the
! earth disturbances in the south.
By Associated Press
Scran ton. Pa., Jan. 14. —The lowest I
temperature In two years was reported'
from various places in nartheastern |
Pennsylvania to-day. At 7a. m. these ,
figures were given: Scranton, 8;!
Gouldsboro, 20; Clarks Summit, 12;
Ararat Summit. 20; Moscow, 12; Car
bondale, 11; Montrose, 14, all below
Scranton. Pa., Jan. 14. Fred I
Schoonover, a carpe'nter employed on j
the farm of Dr. Hand, at Waverly, Pa.,:
was gored to death yesterday by a >
prize Holstein bull. Schoonover had!
been warned that the animal was]
clcious, but he laughed awav all sug !
gestlon of danger. j
Wilson Wants Measures to Have
His Stamp of Approval Be
fore Being Acted Upon
" Py Associated Press
Washington, D. C„ Jan. 14. —Presi-
dent Wilson conferred to-day with
congressional leaders on trust legisla
tion. He talked in the forenoon with
Chairman Newlands and Democrats of
the Senate inter-State commerce com
mittee, and reserved the late afternoon
j for a second conference with Chair
man Clayton and Democrats of the
House judiciary committee.
To the latter committee the Presi
dent had given a preliminary outline
of the ideas before Congress recessed
three weeks ago. To-day the Presi
dent was prepared to discuss with the
two committees which will be in
charge of trust legislation, specific
points in his program.
So far as Is possible, it is the in
tention of the administration to ob
tain from these committees bills upon
which they arc all agreed, and before
the measures covering the desired field
are introduced it Is the President's
hope that he may be consulted and
that the bills will be launched with
the stamp of administration approval,
just as was the case with the tariff
and currency.
An effort will be made to distinguish
for the business world those measures
which have the backing- of the Presi
dent and those which may represent
the individual views of members of
Congress, though the Presidents
friends in fongress hope to reduce the
number of personal bills to a mini
It was said to-day that the Presi
dent's forthcoming message satisfies
the trust views of every member of
the Cabinet, and that these members
in close touch with the business world
believe the industry of the country
will find healthful reassurance In it.
It is the President's purpose to strive
[Continued oil Page 2]
| Whole Story Untrue,
Says President of West
End Club Report
"There is not one word of truth
[in the entire story," said President
'll. A. Douglas, of the West Knd Re
publican Club, this morning in replv
to a newspaper article published to
day to the effect that the charges had
been preferred against William Shees
ley, chairman of the club's board of
trustees, and Thomas Marshall, vice
The article mentioned asserted that
the club is In "the throes of bitter In
ternal warfare" and that one faction
favors the serving of liquor on Sun
days in the clubhouse while the other
is opposed to it.
"The meeting last evening," said
President Douglas, "was well attended
and entirely harmonious. Not only
were no charges presented, but there
was no debate at all on the matter
in question. There is no internal dis
cord. One member who was defeated
for office in the club some time ago I
did endeavor to stir up hard feeling,!
but he received no support and that
has been over long since.
"The West End Club is growing nu
merically and is prosperous. There is
no charge pending against any mem
ber, and I have not heard of any un
der discussion. The report as it ap
peared in a newspaper to-day Is n lie
out of the whole cloth and 1 stand
ready to prove it as such."
! OP Fllim "S. 0. S."
Hopes Are Still Entertained For
Safety of Crew and 120
' Debris Began Coming Ashore on
Yarmouth Side of Bay of
Fundy This Morning
By Associattd Prei.r
,St. John, N. 8.. Jan. 14.—The faint
Purr of an "S. O. S." call from th«
missing steamer Cobequld wu picked
UP «t several points in the Bay of
Fundy at 10 o'clock this morning and
revived hope for the safety of the ves
sel and the 1 20 people on board.
The wireless was not sufficiently
strong or continuous to give the loca
tion of the vessel, but Indicated that
she had survived a tempestuous night
and that there waa still a chanc® f„r
her passengers and r-pew.
The Canada Northern liner Royal
: George caught the cry t,f distresa three
time* and heard the steamer Ladv
T-.aurier replying, asking for the lo
cation of the Cobequld, but no re
sponse from the Cobequld could be
made out. The Lady L&urler went
out from Halifax yesterday to take
part in the search and ought to be
near the wreck to-day. It is still
believed that the Cobequld struck on
one of the Grand Manati ledges ajid
that Captain Howson mistook the
point for Brier Island, when he first
called for assistance at daylight yes
During the forenoon wreckage began
to come ashore on the Yarmouth side
of the Bay of F\indv, it. was appar
ently from a steamer and made plain
from the weathir conditions during
the past twenty-four hou#s that some
vessel, perhaps the Cobequld. was on
the ledges of Grand Mauan and that
part, of her upper works had been
swept away.
The weather conditions were a little
more favorable for the sea roll for the
Cobequld. to-day. although a dense
mint still hung over the waters. The
snowstorm had passed,' but the tem
perature remained several degrees be
low zero and a 30-knot northwestern
whipped the sea.
Hope for the vessel rests chiefly on
the efforts of the United States Revenue
cutter Woodbury and the Canadian
gocernment steamer Lady Laurier.
For Hsrrlsburg and vicinity i Fair,
slightly warmer to-night lon pal
temoernture about' A degrees;
I Thursday fair and warmer.
For Eastern Pennsylvania) Fair,
not quite ao cold to-night) Thurs
day fair, warmer; moderate winds
shifting to southeaat.
The river and Ha tributaries will
fall slowly, except local rtaea
will occur where the channel be-
I'omea clogged with lee. The
quantity of Ice and the area of
' frosen anrface will continue to
General Conditions
Mght local snowa occurred Tues
day from the Lake region east
ward to the Atlantic coast. Rains
and snows have fallen In the Pa
cific States, except Southern Cali
fornia. and a moderately heavy
rain occurred In Southern Florida.
Klsewhere In the United .States
the weather has been fair since
last report.
It Is slightly colder la the Atlantic
States, the line of zero tempera
ture extending southward Into
New Jersey and F.astern Penn
sylvania this morning. In the
central Talleys, the l ake region
and the Plains States there haa
been a general rise of tempera
ture, being most decided over the
Northwes-tern Lake region and In
the Missouri aad Upper Missis
sippi valleys.
Temperature! a a. m., sero.
Snni Rlaes, 7)23 a. m.; sets, 4i5«l
p. m.
Moon i Rises, Biol p. m.
River Stagei 8.1 feet above low
water mark/
Vesterday's Weather
Highest temperature, 15.
Lowest temperature, H.
Mean temperature, 12.
Normal temperature, 'M.
Arthur G. Bateman, Wleonlsco, anrt
Florence I Thompson, Lvkens
John .1 Fulton and Clara A. Taylor
Live dealers and manufac
turers are flashing daily "SELL
OGRAMS' to the public through
the advertising columns of this
They arc inspired by the spirit
to contmerce —exchange.
These advertisers believe they
have goods or service that vou
want. They frankly tell you so;
and then let you decide for your- 1
When you come to think about
it is there not a frankness and
a fairness about this way of do
ing business that inspires confi
It Is playing the great busi
ness game In the open.
To the student of affairs there
Is no greater light on business
conditions than newspaper ad- j
It Is frequently the best read- i
Itig In the paper. It Is generally
the most helpful.
Glance over to-days "SELLO
GRAMS" and see if there Is not
a personal message to you.
The Bureau of Advertising,
American Newspaper Publishers
Association. World Bulding
New York, wants to help general
advertising to use newspaper
advertising to better advantage
Correspondence is solicited.

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