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HARRISBURG CjSlill TELEGRAPH " I.XXXIII No. 20 leducc Minimum Water Rate From $6 to $5; Change Effective April 1 Commissioner Bowman Says City Can Make Drop and Still Conduct Business on Safe Margin; HarrisWg Has Hoped For Step For Years; Ordinance to Be In troduced Next Monday; Will Be Passed Finally / Tuesday, March 3 Aurtalmrg's annual minimum do mestic water rate will be reduced from i to $5. Manufacturers' rate will be based pon a new sliding scale which will be rofltable and beneficial to consumer id city alike from a viewpoint of •onomy. The change will become effective pril 1. The ordinance providing for the langes will be introduced in Council uesday afternoon. 1 City Commissioner Harry F. Bow lan, superintendent of the Depart lent of Public Safety, to-day an ounqed that he will be able to reduce le rates and at the same time con nue the conduct of the Water De artment on a safe margin of earn igs. The radical change is one of many 'hich Mr. Bowman has made possible nee assuming the office of City Cora MESS AT WORK ON BILLS OUTLINED IN WILSON MESSAGE administration Leaders Settle Down to Deliberations on Measures Washington, D. C., Jan. 23. Ad nlnlstration leaders In t'ongress set led down to-day- to deliberations on he tentative anti-trust measures de ligned to supplement the Sherman act, n accordance with suggestions of 'resident Wilson. Measures prohibiting interlocking lirectorates, defining restraint of rade Included within the meaning of erms of the Sherman act, and pro llbltlng "cut throat" competition, ft 'on tinned on Page 7] One Killed and Nine Others Hurt in Three Coasting Accidents By A ssociated Press West Point, N. Y., Jan. 23.—Three coasting accidents oil Mile Rock Hill in Highland Falls, near here, during the past twenty-four hours caused one death and sent nine persons to the, military hospital. Harry J. Young, who died to-day, was a young private in the field music detachment, at the Military Academy. Ills home was in Baltimore. Young was steersman on a bobsled loaded with soldiers which rail into a telegraph pole last night. Private' Russell Elliott, also a musician, had lils skull fractured and probably will die. Three other privates were slightly injured. IJeutenant James Gordon Stjsese, of the Engineering Corps, an instructor at the Military Academy, broke his leg yesterday afternoon when a bob sled carrying a party of officers and their wives collided with an ice wagon. Mrs. George Vldmer, wife of a cavalry captain, and Captain Fred erick B. Downing, of the Engineering Corps, also were badly hurt in this accident. Charles Ohamplain, 12 years old, had his arm broken on the same hill Late News Bulletins GOETHALS FOR POLICE JOB Now York, .lan. 23.—Mayor MiU-hel made a statement this after noon carrying the suggestion that Colonel George W. Goethals. chief engineer or the Panama Cunal, Is to l>c the next police commissioner of New York City. Washington. .lan. ,23.—1f Colonel Goetlials intends to resign from the army to become police commissioner of New York Ills plans arc un known at the While House and the War Department. BRIBERY IS INTIMATED Chicago, .Fan, 23.—Vague intimations of bribery of local federal of ficials were brought to the attention of the Grand Jury to-day at the in stance of .Tames A. Wilkerson, United States district attorney. The ru mors were characterised by Wilkerson as attempted blackmail against which he was determined to protect the officials. WILSON TO STOP "TIPPING" Washington, Jan. 23.—8y executive order President Wilson to-day promulgated what is practically an anti-tipping law for the Panama Canal zone. Aside from prohibiting employes of the canal organiza tion from receiving rebates or <-ommissions oil supplies, it prohibits gifts intended to influence any employe on the isthmus without the knowledge of the employer. WILLIAM WHITE WILTBANK DIES Philadelphia, Jan. 23.—William White Wiltbank, a judge of Uic Common Pleas Court of this city, died at Ids home to-day after a long illness. Judge Wiltbank was prominent in clubs, social and judicial cir cles. He was elevated to the bench In 189(1. He was 74 years old. REPORT EXPECTED TO-DAY Houghton, Mich., Jan. 23.—The special grand jury which has been lnve<itlgating strike disorders In Houghton county is expected to make Its final report to Circuit Judge O'Brien Uiis afternoon. New York, Jan. 23—The market closed strong. The keen demund for stocks carried prjees upward with a rush in the llnal hour. South ern Pacific touched !>»'/£ and Baltiiiiorc and Ohio »«</,. Top figures for the movement were recorded for practically the whole list. misßloner, which indirectly or directly has meant money In the pockets of Harrlsburg's taxpayers. Desired Reduction for Years For years Harrlsburg's citizens have hoped and desired a reduction of the water rates; the longing was increased each year as the Water Department's annual statement of net profits was made public. From the time lie began his new duties Mr. Bowman has been figuring upon a way to give the citizens the benefit of the big earning capacity of the Water Department and his an nouncement to-day of the drop of a dollar from the annual charge is the result. The data for the ordinance provid ing for the change is now being pre pared. It. will be read for the first time Tuesday and will he passed [Continued on I*age 16] "UNIT SYSTEM" IS ADOPTEO FOR CENTRAL HIGH BY THE BOARD Adoption at Tech Left to the Judgment of Principal C. B. Fager At a special meeting of the School Board late this afternoon the "unit system" was adopted for the Central high school and left to the choice of Principal C. B. Kager, of the Technical high school for adoption there. The board fixed a minimum require ment of sixteen units and the school course leading to a diploma at grad uation of at. least three years. . The group elective system of ar ranging the studies will follow as a matter of course. Under the newly adopted plan cer tain subjects will be selected, with privilege of elections, and the units will be governed and apportioned ac cordingly. Whether or not the question of the separation of the sexes In the high school shall be left to the people to de cide at the polls will be discussed at the next meeting of the board, when a report on co-education is submitted by the superintendent and the prin cipal. Director Adam Houtz offered a reso lution this afternoon to put the matter up to the voters, but at President Boyer's suggestion the matter was laid over until the reports may be heard from. 2.000,000 MOTOR VEKICIiES IN USF, New York, Jan. 23.—There are at present registered in the various coun tries of the world nearly 2,000,000 motor vehicles, according to statistics Just compiled by the office of the Sec retary of State of New York. In this total the United States heads the list with 1,127,940, having more than twice as many automobiles as Great Britain, the country which comes next. GOES TO SAKURA Naples, Jan. 23.—Frank A. Perrett, the American volcanologlst, who rep resents the Volcanic Research Society of Springfield, Mass., and is an honor ary assistant in the Royal observatory on Mount Vesuvius, left here to-day for Japan to visit the scene of the re cent eruption on the island of Sakura. HARRISBURG, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 23, 1914. JEDNOTA COW IS TO BE EUKED BV HOME FOR SISTERS Supreme Committee of Slovac Union Makes Plans For Na tional Convention OPPOSE EDUCATIONAL TEST Say Immigration Bill Should Be Made to Regulate Percen tage of Undesirables Another building will be added to the colony of the Slovac Union lo cated at Jednota, near Mlddletown, during the coming summer. The new building will house the new order of Slovac Sisters, who are to have charge of the orphanage building Just com pleted at a cost of $107,000. The decision to erect another build ing to the already extensive colony was made at the meeting of the su preme committee of the union, which closed Its annual'meeting at the Hotel Columbus to-day. Next September representatives of the 63,000 members of the union will Rather at .Tednota for the annual na tional convention. The new building will be ready at that time. A resolution was prepared by the committee yesterday asking Congress not to pass the immigration act with an educational requirement. It was suggested that If any restriction be placed on immigration. Congress might permit only certain percent ages of undesirable nationalities to enter each year. This percentage should be based on the number al ready in the country. Orphanage The new orphanage building was formally accepted after an inspection. The building is now fully completed members of the union will soon be sent to the home. A new order of sisters has been organized for the special purpose of running the new home. They have been specially trained for the purpose. Among those at. the committee meeting are A. V. Kozak, Wllkes- Barre, president; M. Senko, Bridge port, Conn., secretary; John Puhalla, Cleveland, secretary; M. Bovack, Scranton, treasurer; Joseph Kienl, Scranton, chairman of auditors' com mittee: Joseph Boscher, Perth Aiu boy, N. J.; Karl Kolesser, McKees port: John Sabol. Whiting. Ind.; George Sapesey, Joliet, 111.; the Rev. S. Furdek, Cleveland, chaplain; the Rev. Joseph Murgas, AVllkes-Barre, judge of the supreme court of the union; Joseph Hused, Middletown, editor; Frank McCormick, Wllkes- Barre, general counsel. American People Drank 70,000,000 Gallons of Whisky in Six Months By Associated Press Washington. D. •C„ Jan. 23. —The. American people drank 70,000.000 gallons of whisky, smoked 4,090,- 300,000 cigars and puffed 8,711,000,000 cigarets during the, six months ended December 31, according to figures an nounced to-day by Commissioner Os born, of the Internal Revejiue Bu reau. The revenue collected from distilled spirits amounted to $85,862,712, the whisky tax being $16,142,854; tobacco. $41,296,592; corporation tax, sJ>llO,- 790; cigarets, $10,899,000, and cigars, $12,270,000. The total collection of taxes for the six months totaled $167,647,905, an increase of $4,175,630 over the corre sponding period for 1912. The In come tax paid under the new law ag gregated $1,509. This tax did not have to be paid until March 1. Mine Workers Opposed to Boy Scout Movement By Associated Press Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 23. —Some radical resolution remained to-day for the consideration of the United Mine Workers of America convention, which began consideration of che re port of the committee on resolutions ' Wednesday afternoon. It was hoped j to complete the report late to-day. [ Several resolutions, directed against the militia and the Boy Scout move ment, have been introduced, but the i committee has not announced its ac j tion yet. One of these resolutions I reads; "Be It resolved that this organiza ' tlon go on record as opposed to any of Its members joining the militia and that the organization oppose the Boy Scout movement as harmful to the best Interests of the working people." Mar. Cleared of Charge Few Hours After Death By Associated Press San Francisco, Jan. 23.—The name of John IJ. Howard was cleared to-day of the charge that had implicated him, as president, with seven other officials of the Western Fuel Company, now on trial In the alleged conspiracy to defraud the government out of import duties. Permission for the prosecu tion to dismiss charges against him was received from Washington too late, however, to ease Mr. Howard's last hours, as he died yesterday in Oakland, the victim of apoplexy, ig norant of the fact that his plea, "I want this unfounded stain to be wiped out before I go," had been granted. Al'TO THIEVES CAUGHT New York, Jan. 23. —Fifteen de tectives, disguised as mechanics, started out in three automobiles early to-day, expecting to round up mem bers of a band of automobile thieves suspected of operating here and in other cities and with stealing ma chines valued at SIOO,OOO in New York alone. Two prisoners were taken." CUDI/OM IS IMPROVING Washington, D. ('., Jan. 23.—Ex- Sens.tor Shelby M. Cullom, or Illinois, critically 111 here, passed a good night and was stronger this morning than at any time since his present Illness began. 000 FJILIES OUT OF THE CHURCH ORE FOUND OH THE HILL In Canvass Religions Workers Find Hundreds Have No Affiliation HALF OF DISTRICT COVERED Section of City Has Been Appor tioned Into Fifty Parts by League In a canvass of just half the homes on Allison Hill It has been found that there are more than 800 families not affiliated with any church. This was the startling statement made to-day by the Rev. Clayton A. Smurkcr, D. D., pastor of the B. F. Stevens Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church. Thirteenth and Vernon streets, under whose direction the canvass of Allison Hill is being made. For several weeks the Stevens Church has been carrying on a gigan tic revival and evangelistic campaign and the eunvass of the Hill has been made In order to get a line on those people who do not go to church. In making the canvass the Hill has been apportioned into fifty districts and into these districts personal work-.- ers have been going to bring men and women Into the church. No one id urged to join any particular church, but all are being urged to join some church in the city. 100 Workers On the .lob The workers who are doing the can vassing are organized into a Personal Workers' League. Nearly 100 men and women are members of the or ganization. Half of the Hill has now been covered by the religious can vassers. The Rev. Dr. Smucker, who is leading the activities of the league, is assisted by the following committee: H. G. Pedlow, Walter S. Flshel, Ralph E. Boswell, Miss Jess R. llartman and Albert Peregoy. At the revival meeting in the Stev ens Church this evening the front half of the big auditorium will be reserved for men. Mutiny on Steamship Causes the Arrest of Nineteen Unruly Men Bygl uoiiatcd Pre** Liverpool, Jan. 23.—Mutftiy broke out on board the steamship Devonian shortly after she left Liverpool yes terday for Boston, and she was com pelled to put back to Holyhead, where nineteen of her crow were arrested. The. outbreak was caused by trou ble between the union and nonunion seamen. The crew was a mixed one and a few nours after the vessel left port the union sailors refusod to obey tho orders of the ship's officers until the nonunion men had been put ashore. The captain thereupon decided to run back to _ Holyhead, where the , steamer came' into port with mutiny Hignals flying. A detachment of local police re sponded and arrested nineteen union seamen. Panama Canal to Have "Rubberneck" Barge By Associated Press Washington, D. C., Jan. 23.—Not less than 1,500,000 cubic yards of earth and rock, and possibly more, will have to be removed from the famous Cucaracha slide, in the Cule bra cut, before it will cease to be a menace to the channel, according to advices received by the Isthmian Canal Commission to-day. The engineers by constant work with seven dredges have managed to keep open a channel ion feet wide at the narrowest point. The greatest "rubberneck" convey ance in public use will be the passen ger-carrying barge which is now being fitted up to carry sightseers through the Panama Canal. Its foundation is a steel mud dump barge brought to the Isthmus in 1909 and it is 154 feet long. 32 feet. beam. 10 feet 7 inches depth and 500 gross tons. Like the familiar "sightseeing" trucks, the seats are arranged in tiers, gradually descending'from a height of 8 feet 9 inches in the rear to 2 feet at the for ward end, and there is also standing room for passengers on the roof. The barge will seat 276 passengers and a fare of $1.50 will be charged. House Is Expected to Act on Strike Inquiry By Associated Press Washington, D. C., Jan. 23.—Plans for congressional investigation of the Colorado and Michigan mine strikes were being framed to-day by Con gressmen who expect the House to act favorably on the decision of last night's caucus, which instructed the rules committee to bring In a special rule permitting such an investigation. While the action ot the caucus does not actually order an investigation, supporters of the movement declare It assures one, and they expect to see hearings begun by the House mines committee within two weeks. SWEDES ARE PLANNING AN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION London, Jan. 23.—The Swedes ex-| pect to join in the Antarctic quest, according to advices from Stockholm published in the Times to-day. The Swedish Antarctic committee, an association formed last year with Admiral Palander at its head, ami Professors Nordenskjold, Andersen, De Cer, Nathorst and Lonnberg among its members, has planned the expedi tion which will start in the autumn of 1915. TO EXTRACT NITROGEN FROM AIR FOR USE AS FERTILIZER By Associated Press -St. Johns, N: F„ Jan. 23.— r The ex traction of nitrogen from the atmos phere on a large scale for use as fer tilizer is the purpose of a concession just granted by the colonial govern ment for the employment of Grand Falls, in Ijibrador. The plans call for the development of 1,000,000 horses power from the falls to generate elec tricity. PENNSrS NEW QUK ) The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, in placing a lunch-counter car in service between New York and Pittsburgh, has made an interesting inno vation in passenger car service. The car is to be conducted on .the same Hue.-? as a city lunchroom, with the same quickness of service and lack of fortah formality. If the car proves a success, the service is to be ex tended to include all trains on the service where dining facilities will be of advantage. The car made its first trip through Harrisburg on Wednesday. The new car, No. 4 301, is eighty feet long and has the same exterior appearance as an all-steel passenger coach, but the Interior is radically dif ferent from that of a standard dining car. Instead of tables there 1s one long mahogany counter extending over half the length of the car and pro viding room for twenty-one people. Facing this counter, on one side, are revolving mahogany chairs secured to tho floor. Back of the counter against the wall is a row of cupboards for supplies, while shelves for linen and silver occupy the space under the counter. The pantry and kitchen, the latter eleven feet long, are at the end of the car. The car is lighted by elec tricity and is ventilated by an electrically operated exhaust fan. Tango Corset, Latest Thing; What's That? LetUsWh: sper! Are They Being Worn? Why Even the Matronly Have Them Nowadays in Harrisburg, Say the Salesgirls "It leaves the upper part of the body free and unrestricted, while the rubber fabric in the lower portion per mits free movement of the limbs. It is designed especially for the dancing miss." The "it" is the tango corset, which is all the rage in Ilarrisburg. ! The leaders of the no-corset move jment may be gleeful over the coming lof the tango, for this tango corset lis a corset that isn't a corset; that is, i It isn't much of a corset when com pared with the old kind. If you step into one of the down town shops you can see this wonder of the corsetiere's art. He is proud of the achievement of making a corset that is not a corset and yet is a cor set. He explains it this way: I "The tango corset at the 'same time I that it does what the old style corsets | do, leaves the movement of the body I J. H. Delaney Declares Statements Made by Sulzer Are Not True By Associated Press New York, Jan. 23.—Further sensa tional developments in the John Doe inquiry into State highway graft were promised to-day. John H. Delaney. State commissioner of efficiency and I economy, came down from Albany and asked the district attorney's permis sion to appear as a witness and give his version of statements made on Wednesday by William Sulzer, the former Governor. These statements, ! Delaney declared, are false. At the conclusion of Sulzer's testi mony before the special grand Jury yesterday the foreman congratulated him warmly. Sulzer was averse to day to discussing the things touched upon by him before the grand jury, but from a friend to whom Sulzer had unburdened himself it became known that he had not finished his testimony and probably would be called again next week. There are reports that Sulzer had a telephonic device Installed In the Gov ernor's mansion at Albany and that by means of records thus obtained ho plans to substantiate many of his charges. FREDERICK W. ELLIS FACES POSSIBLE IMPRISONMENT By Associated Press Chicago, 111., Jan. 23. Frederick W. Ellis, vice-president of the Armour Car Line, to-day faces possible Im prisonment because of his refusal to answer questions regarding his com pany's business, asked by members of the Interstate Commerce Commission, which is investigating the relations of the railroads with private car lines and shippers. George P. Boyle, attor ney for the commission, announced he will begin contempt proceedings against Ellis and all other officials of the company who refuse to give the desired information. ONE KILLED BY ALTO Special to The Telegraph Pittsburgh. Jan. 23.—One man was killed and three others were injured, two seriously, when a speeding auto mobile skidded in Grant BoulevitM last night and .turned over. The dead .man 1s Pert Levy, affed 38. John Fletcher is not expected to recover and W. S. McKelvey Is suffering great ly from shock. The chaufTeur escaped with a few bruises. HEIR TO THRONE BORN By Associated Press Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 23. —An heir to Prince Victor Napoleon, the official pretender to the imperial throne of France, was born here to-day. muscles free. That is necessary in the tango, and we had to make something that would combine the value of the old stays without using anything so binding." The result is a practically stayless. elastic, plastic garment, very short and very low, which does all that the manufacture thinks it will. The tango corset comes only about an inch or two above the waist line, and is so constructed that the movement of the limbs is not hampered. It is about twenty inches long. Are they being worn? The whisper Is "yes." All the tango dancers are wearing them at dances, the saleswoman says, Even the matronly ladies must have them, and the corset is made to fit them all every shape and size and figure. This may solve the query as to how a girl can be so pliable when she does those deep dips. ! Brodbeck, of York, Wants Medal Awarded Captain of Steamship Kroonland By Associated Press Washington, D. C., Jan. 23.—Repre sentative Brodbeck, of York Pa Is urging prompt action by the House committee on merchant marine on his bill, which would give the thanks of Congress and a gold medai or watch to Captain Paul H. Krlebohn, of the i steamship Kroonland, who recently ■ rescue eighty-nine passengers from the burning steamship Volturno. Mr. Brodbeck ttjjd the committee that the , steamers of twelve nations responded to the Volturno's call for help and TT .1 "a, 1 * 01 ™ represented, except the United States, have already recog nized the bravery of the men on the rescue ship. Under the bill the crew of the Kroonland also wtuld be re warded. It is expected that the meas ure will be favorably reported shortly. Rebels Procure Arms Through Guatemala Special to The Telegraph New Orleans, Jan. 23.—After an in vestigation covering several weeks government agents here are convinced Mexican revolutionists are obtaining arms and ammunition through Guate mala. The investigation developed the fact that recent shipments passing through this port destined for the Guatemalan government were pur chased In this country by an agent of Emanuel Castillo Brito, formerly governor of the Mexican State of Cam peche. Three hundred thousand rounds of ammunition passed through here two weeks ago for Guatemala, but as It was consigned to that gov ernment, the special agents could not seize it. PLAN CONFERENCE COMMISSION By Associated Press Nashville,' Tenrl., Jan. 23.—A con ference commission of three members to adjust disputes will be established in every city In the country where there are both northern and southern i Mdthodist Episcopal Churches. This was decided by the Federal Council' of the two branches of the church in! session here. RAILROAD BILL TAKEN UP t By Associated Press Washington, D. C., Jan. 23.—Still working in the "legislative day" of Thursday, the Senate again took up the Alaska railroad bill when it re assembled to-day with the expectation of passing the measure before ad journment to-night. 16 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT. HUMOROUS BIIIT TAKES MONEY FROM SLEEPYPMN6ERS "Tell 'Em There's a Robber WanU Their Money," He Criei to Porter COIN IS DEPOSITED IN A BAG I m a Real Robber With a Gun," Declares Bandit When One i Man Hesitates By Associated Press Chicago, Jan. 28.—With the assist - ance of two reluctant but badly scared porters, a lone bandit held up four passengers on the rear aleeper of the Michigan Central passenger train due here from Detroit, at 7.30 o'clock this rooming. It was a serio-comic affair which netted the bandit something under S3OO. The robber entered the train at Jackson, Michigan, and left It about fifteen minutes later when Louis |Th°nib», one of the porters, signaled m emergency brakes. T. MerritU, porter of the car at tacked, was the first to get a view of the robber who pointed a pistol at nim ana handed him a bag. Here," said the Intruder, who was dressed in a black and white check suit and wore a car pulled down over his eyes, you go ahead and wake the pas sengers. Tell 'em there's a robber wants their money. No monkey busi ness; I've got three or four pals with me. Merrltts took the bag—or hat, he is not sure which but thinks it was a y a & a nd shook the occupants of the first berth he came to. "A Real Bobber," He Says f 3 *® 1188 m e, »lr," said the porter, out there's a man here says give him your money." IA7I A 7. ahut up: f" 11 " y°" r kidding and let nie sleep," came th* angry reply from the berth. "Tell him I'm a real robber with a gun, interposed the real bandit, who poked the weapon between the cur tains whereat there was a tinkle of coins falling into the receptacle in the porter's hands. From A. M. Todd, of Chicago, the $185; from Herman Marks of Detroit, SIOO, and from F. B. Pai nter of New York, an unknown sum. 'I don't know how much," said Pal mer, but it was what spare change I had with me." There were about twenty passeng ers in the car and most of them didn't know that anything had happened un til they arose this morning. The rob bery took place at 1.45 o'clock. There were no women in the car. Passenger Wa* Heady Later It was learned that the fourth passenger robbed was L. J. lihoades, of Chicago. "When the porter told me 'a gentle man wanted my money' I told him porters usually did. The next instant I found it was no Joke for the bandit pressed his pistol against my head. He got only a few dollars from me." John Toole, of Saginaw, Mich., oc cupied the next berth. "I had time to tuck my jewelry and all my money under the mattress except $2 which I kept out for the sake of appearances, but the robber ran before he reached me," said Toole. For IlnrrißliurK anil vicinityi In settled anil warmer weather to night, «lth lowest temperature about 40 degrees) Saturday rain. for Eastern Pennsylvania! Cloudy and warmer to-night; Saturday rnln, warmer In southeast por tion; moderate to brisk south and southwest winds. Hlver The warmer weather to-night, con tinuing Saturday, with probably ruin Saturday, will probably eause the river and Its tributaries to rise Saturdny. (ieneral Conditions The center of the disturbance from the Northwest has moved from Moutuna to lowa during the last twenty-four hours. It has caused a Keneral rise of temperature In nearly all districts east of the Rocky Mountains since last re port, except In Northern New England, where It Is slightly colder. Temperature! 8 a. m., 26 1 1 p. m., 3ft, Sum Rises, 7iS4 a. m,; sets, ftiia p. in. Mooni New moon, first quarter. January 20, 1 i.'M a. m. River Stairci 3.1 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, 32. Lowest temperature. 20. Mean temperature, 28. Normal temperature, 28. / I The Natural Month For Sales January Is known In merchan dising as the natural month for "sales." It is the month of housenleanlng and planning for the .naw season. Most stores "take stock" and balance their • books In January. They are nat urally anxlouß to clean out small lots and turn their wares into cash. So they make prices according ly- Those who like to profit by sales need no urging to read the newspaper advertising " ' these days. They scan every line and they shop knowingly It is interesting to watch the way the stores go after business with each turn of the season. Our American merchants are setting an example of progress to all the world. They know how to make ad vertising pay you and pay them.