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State Library '■■■ Harris burg Pa' • • Fifty fires in Oh fNight in New York City Make Hundreds of Persons Suffer HARRISBURG OlSliib TELEGRAPH LXXXIII— No. 38 TUBERCULOSIS BEING STEADILY FOUGHT BY BOTH CITY AND STATE Dispensary, Open-air Schools, Cer tified Milk and War on Filth Doing Much Good BIG FALLING OFF OF CASES Red Cross Seal Campaigns Doing Great Educational Work Each Year More is being done In Harrisburg to combat the ravaged of tuberculosis than in any city of its size In the State. The largest tuberculosis dispensary among the 115 conducted by tho State of Pennsylvania is located in this city; open air schools have been provided by tho School Board to care for and cure tubercular children; the local Board of Health is conducting a cam paign to correct bad housing condi tions; the physicians of tho city, through the Academy of Medicine, have provided a supply of milk that is freo from tuberculosis germs; and the Associated Charities and kindred charitable organizations are doing work in the homes to prevent the spread and growth of the disease. The results of all these agencies working together may best be shown by the annual reports of the local Bureau of Health. In the last five years the number of cases has been reduced by 345 per cent, and the num ber of deaths has fallen off. In 1909 [Continued on Page I] Girl Killed by Train Near Boiling Springs Special to The Telegraph Carlisle, Pa., Feb. 13. —While goilis to work this morning to the stocking factory at Bulling Springs, where she is employed, Martha Hope, IS years old, was struck by a freight train on tho Reading Railroad and instantly killed. Miss Hope, who is a daugh ter of John Hope, a farmer, lives two miles east of Boiling Springs. The body was found lying along the track by tho crew of an extra freight train passing over tho road at 7 ofcloek this morning. The coroner is conducing an investigation. 30,070 Immigrants From Ireland Land in New Yorki v ".V Associated Press New York, Feb. 13.—The number of immigrants from Ireland landed at this port during 1913 was 37,073, equal to one-half the population of Alaska, an increase of more than three thousand over the preceding year, ac cording to the report of Michael A. McDermott, president of the Irish Emigrant Society. Of this number more than eleven thousand elected to remain in this State, while 6,600 went to live in Massachusetts. These homeseekers brought $1,985,- 703. The society assisted. 606 Immi grants at Ellis Island with food and money to reach their destinations. Most of the immigrants found homes in and around this city, in Massachu setts, Pennsylvania, Illinois and New Jersey. Mule Team and Driver Go Over Bank Near Marysville Special to The Telegraph Marysville, Pa., Feb. 13. —This morning as a team of mules, owned by W. J. Jackson were being driven into Marysville with a heavy load of railroad ties, the whole outfit went over a twenty-foot embankment near town. In climbing a hill having a steep grade, and which was covered with Ice, the wagon started backward and the mules not being roughshod could not hold it. Wagon and load went over tho bank, carrying the driver, Laurie Fitting, along. The i wagon was broken and the mules badly cut and bruised. Laurie was not Injured. Late News Bulletins FILE LIQUOR REMONSTRANCES Formal remonstrance was Hied to-day against the HaelTner House at Derry Church on the grounds of sale of liquor to ndnors and Intoxi cants and disorderly house by llfty residents of the town. The hotel w conducted by Jacob l*age. Four letters to Judge Kunkel from George Brown in which he charges violation of the liquor laws against the sa loon of George Kobler, at 123 a North Sixth street; A; Taylor, Sixth and Cumberland street; Jacob Slmonettl on Berbeke street, and Ferdinand Moesleln at Sixth and Verbeke streets, were filed. SHOOTING CAUSES EXCITEMENT Vera Cruz,, Feb. 13.—The attempted assassination of Lieut. Arthur B. Cook, Hag lieutenant to Rear Admiral Mayo, of the United States bat tleship Connecticut, which since its occurrence on Wednesday night had been kept as secret as possible, became generally known in the Ameri can colony to-day and caused intense excitement. Washington, Feb. 13.—Five Senators were named in a special reso lution to-day to co-operate with the Interstate Commerce Commission to Investigate alTalrs of the Louisville and Nashville railroad and get in formation the railroad declined to give federal h gents. Katlierine Kimmel, aged II), of 210 Chestnut street, who for three days has been missing from her home, was found late this afternoon by the police in u Market street moving picture house. The girl refused to tell where she had been. New York, Feb. 13.—The tip of ail open umbrella in the hands of William H. Ilouseher touched a low hanging electric lamp one night wlllle he was walking through the rain to his home in Jamaica, L. 1., and Houscher was shocked to death by the current which passed down the steel umbrella rod. The electric light company contended that Househer's death was due to his own carelessness, but a jnry to-day awarded $7,000 damages to his widow. Paris, Feb. 13.—Alphonse Bertillon, creator of the system of crimi nal ldentilicatlon which made his name known tliroughout the world, died here to-day, aged 61. Bertillon's title was "director of the Anthro pometric Department o fthe Paris Police." Ho had been ill for some time suffering from anemia complicated with other maladies. Harrison, N. J.. Feb. 13,—The body of Margaret Fox, a boarding house keeper, was found to-day head down in a well In her backyard. The fact that the cover of Ihe wel was closed led to the belief that her death was not accidental and the coroner began an investigation. Wall Street Closing.—Amai. Copper. 37 %; American Sugar, 107; Atchison, 08%; Baltimore and Ohio, 93; Brooklyn <Rapld Transit, 92%; Canadian Pacific, 216%; Chesapeake and Ohio, Chicago, Milwau kee and St. Paul, 03%; Lehigh Valley, 151; New York Central, 80 y, ; Northern Pacific, 110%; Reading, 108: Pennsylvania Railroad, 112%* Southern Pacific, 06%; Union Pacific, 168%; U. S. Steel, 06—. CITY AND STATE DOING BIG WORK HERE IN FIGHT AGAINST RAVAGES OF TUBERCULOSIS i. JUDGE KUNKELIO THE FRONT FOR THE SUPREME BENCH Dauphin County Jurist Being Urged in Philadelphia and Other Counties of State President Judge George Kunkel, of the Dauphin county court, Is now re garded in Philadelphia as the best fitted man for the Supreme Court nomination to be made in May and the advocacy of liim as a candidate which has been so pronounced throughout the counties in this sec tion of the State is now being heard in the Quaker City as well as In a dozen other cities of the Common wealth. The only other names men tioned in connection with the nomina tion have been those of Judge- Rob ert Sellers Krazer, of Allegheny, and Judge Gustave A. lOndllch, of Berks, both of whom are men well known here, but neither of whom has the reputation throughout the State of Judge Kunkel. The Dauphin county jurist, who served three terms in the legislature, became nationally famous by his handling of the Capitol cases, and Is regarded in many counties of Pennsylvania as the strongest man for the State's highest court. It is probable that the next few 1 eeks will see a rapid crystallization of sentiment in' regard to the nomi nation for the Supreme Court, which, like that for the Superior Court, will be under the nonpartisan act. Tho Philadelphia Public Ledger says to-day that there is a trend to- [ Continued on Page 5] HARRISBURG, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 13, 1914. LOCHIEL HOW IS BURNED TO WARM HUDDLED TEHTS Destitute People Use Partition as Fuel to Keep From Freezing to Death GOOD SKATING ON lAKE AT WILD WOOD Good .skating at WHdwood Park was reported to-day by V. Grant Forrer, superintendent of city parks. From three to six inches of ice covers the entire park lake and this afternoon thousands of skaters were glldlnp- over tho smooth pond. Lochiel row is being burned to heat Its inhabitants. Huddled together in the upper end of the row, the destitute people who live in the old brick tenement along the railroad at the southern end of the city are trying to keep themselves from freezing to death by burning the furniture and partitions of the houses in the lower end of the row. Every year when the cold snap catches the dwellers there without coal this process of demolition begins. John P. Guyer, clerk to the Directors of the Poor, and Director Boyer vis [ Continued on Page 0] S. Newcomer Kelly Is Buried at Hagerstown S. Newcomer Kelly, a prominent young lawyer of Hagerstown, formerly of Harrisburg, and son of Mr. and Sirs. Richard Kelly, of this ctty, who died on Wednesday, was buried from his Hagerstown home this afternoon with full Masonic honors. The funeral was in charge of St.. Bernard Com | mandery, Knights Templar, Mr. Kelly j being generalissimo of the com- I mandery and a member of all branches lof the fraternity. The services were I conducted by Sir Knight Rev. Dr. C. L. Pate, pastor of St. Paul's Meth odist Episcopal Church, of which Mr. Kelly was a member. Mr. Kelly was cashier and bookkeeper for the Wash ington County Water Company. His parents, sister, Mrs. Nina Ritter, and brother, William Kelly, all of this city, attended the funeral at Hagerstown. ANOTHER TREATY SIGNED By Associated Press Washington, D. C„ Feb. 13. —Secre- tary Bryan and Dr. Paul Ritter, the minister from Switzerland, to-day signed a treaty binding the United States and Switzerland to submit to investigation for at least one year all questions between the two nations which cannot be settled by diplomacy. INDEPENDENCE IS ASKED By Associated Press Manila, Feb. 13.—Resolutions ask jlng for the independence of the Philip pines under the protectorate of the I United States were adopted to-day by a meeting of the Progressive party, i which is headed by Juan Sumulong, a [former member of the Philippines I Commission. EMPLOY AN AMERICAN By Associated Press London, Feb. 13.—Tho Great East ern Railway Company, of England, has decided to employ an American executive officer In order to bring its system thoroughly up to date. The! directorate announced to-day the ap-f pointment of Henry W. Thornton,! general superintendent of the Long Island Railroad, as general manager.' Cost of St. Valentine's Day Is Given Jolt by the Parcel Post Ardent Swains Need Not Worry Nov,-a-days Because of Mailing Prices; Big Rush On The high coat of St. Valentine Day lias been given a hard jolt by the par cel post system and this year finds a large increase in the size of love emblems that are now passing through the mails. Heretofore, duo to the fact that valentines went through the mails as first class matter, the ardent lover jvas obliged to cut down on the size of his valentines because of the post age, but now the cost is cut just one- FIFTY FIRES 111 ONE NIGHT SEND HUNDREDS INTO ZERO WEHTDER No Lives Lost, But Many Persons Are Suffering From Exposure By Associated Press j New York, Feb. 13.—Fifty fires Ift New York between the hours of 7 Ip. m. and 7 a. m. drove hundreds of j persons into the zero weather and «ave firemen one of the busiest nights lin the history of the city. No lives iwere lost but hundreds are suffering from exposure. In many cases people dashed out into the cold without wait ing to dress cr to find out whether there was any danger. A fire in a six story apartment house containing a Turkish bath establishment and thirty families, drove two hundred scantily clad tenants into the street. The fire ! itself was trivial. Amendment Made to Bill Halts Changes in Parcel Post Without Authority By Associated Press Washington, D. C., Feb. 13.—With the $310,000,000 Post Office appro priation bill the Senate committee re ported an amendment to-day to pre vent further changes in rates or ex tension of the parcel post without congressional authority. Postmaster General Burleson ex tended the weight limits and reduced the rates recently, and it was devel oped that ho had legal authority to do so. Maintaining that It has been impos sible to determine what it costs to operate thu parcel post, the commit tee wants ' ■> check changes. Figure Bearing Judge's Name Hanged to Pole By Associated Press Wellsburg, W. V., Feb. 15.—Efforts of the West Virginia & Pitsburgh Coal Cortipany to eject striking miners from the company's houses at Col liers, W. Va., failed to-day in two suits tried here. The jury disagreed in one and a verdict for the defen dant was rendered In the other. At Follansbee, a mining town not far. from Colliers a stuffed figure bear ing the name of Judge A. G. Dayton, of the United States District Court! was hanged to a telegraph pole. half, and as it is an old saying, that the bigger the valentine, the stronger the love, the boys and girls are in creasing the size of their remem brances. While the increase in the size and number of large valentines is notable there is the usual rush of post cards, and according to individuals to-day attaches of the local Post Office will have a busy time during the next twenty-four hours. RESULTS. NOT MEN. MUST BE TEST. SAY CITY COUNCILMEN Commissioners Point Out That It Is Not Matter of Personality But Efficiency "We are doing our best to complete the reorganization of the several de partments of the city government be fore the first of March so that the important matters which must be taken up this year can have our un divided attention," was the statement of a member of the City Council to day. This in response to the rumored removals of several subordinate offi cials and employes. It is explained on behalf of the City Council that there has been no intention from the start to rip out in any wholesale way the employes of the various depart ments; that it was so stated on the day the Lynch resolution was intro duced and that on the same day Mr. Lynch made a public statement to the effect that the whole purpose of the resolution was to pave the way for such reorganization as was necessary in promoting harmony and efficiency of the several departments. As a matter of fact, according to a member of the commission to-day, out of more than 300 employes of the city, [Continued on Page 9] Chicken Scratch Causes Wernersville Man's Death Special to The Telegraph Wernersville, Pa-, Feb. 13.—Within a few minutes after a chicken that he was feeding scratched open a birth mark on his forehead Daniel A. Ney, 43, and a well-known contractor, bled to death yesterday afternoon. , Ever since he was born Mr. Ney carried in the center of his forehead a protruding blood vessel, or birth mark, which was very prominent, and often became as large as a man's list. Yesterday afternoon Mr. Ney began the daily task of feeding his poultry. As he walked among the fowls, scat tering grain one hungry hen flew up over the rest. In Its flight Its grazed the temple of the contractor, barely opening the blood vessel there. His son Herbert, standing near by, and a neighbor. Mrs. Weidman, saw a stream of blood spurt from the head of the afflicted man after the appar ently Insignificant accident. As he sank semiunconscious to the ground ho was caught by his son and borne Indoors. •• . . TO BUILD WOOD MILLS 111 STEELTOB IS CUHT RUMOR Dismantling of Old Open Hearth Furnaces Leads to Report in Borough Orders have been issued from the general offices of the Pennsylvania Steel Company to rush the work of dismantling the old Nos. 1, 3 and 4 open hearth furnaces at the Steelton plant. [Continued on Page 7] PIRK BOHID ASKS FOR THE RETENTIOII OF HOFFERT Hi FORSER First Action of Members Acting in Their Advisory Capacity to Councilman Taylor I Acting officially for the first time in an advisory capacity to City Commis sioner M. Harvey Taylor, superintend ent of parks and public property, the Harrisburg Park Commission has adopted resolutions relative to the re ported retention of V. Grant Forrer, park superintendent, and J. Raymond Hoffert as assistant. The resolutions deal with the excel lent work of the two officials and point cut numerous reasons why their re tention is imperative for the general good of the city and for the park and playground improvement and develop, ment. In municipal circles to-day the ac tion of the Park Board was widely commented upon in view of the coun cilmanic conference on appointments to-night. While It has always been understood that Messrs. Forrer and Hoffert have had the unqualified en dorsement of the Park Board, the tone of the resolutions is taken to in dicate that it would be unfortunate If this, the initial advice of the com mission, is not given some consid eration. Copies of the resolutions were sent [Continued on Page 7J Cold Weather Claims 9 Victims in New York By Associated Press New York, Feb. 13.—The cold wave claimed another victim here to-day. The death of Eric Nelson, an aged tailor, frozen In the streets, brought the total since the arrival of zero weather Wednesday night to nine. The municipal lodging house and other charitable organizations over flowed with human derelicts and un fortunates. Prostrations reported by the police are almost continuous. The lowest dip in the mfcrcury to day was at 7 o'clock this morning, when it stood at X below. The local weather office prophesied a dubious relief in the form of a bliz zard and slightly increasing temper ature. At 11 o'clock the mercury obeyed this forecast by climbing to 9 above. All over the city water, gas and other supply and feed pipes burst and plumbers got little sleep during the night. ( 20 PAGES. * POSTSCRIPT. CARLISLE CONDEMNS ran OF sais in DROPPING FRIEDMAN | Citizens of Town May Call Public .Meeting to Defend Superintendent ! HIS SUSPENSION IS RESENTED Bandmaster Stauffer Temporarily Dropped For Punishing Student Special to The Telegraph Carlisle, Pa., Feb. 13.—The suspen* sion of Superintendent M. Friedman, of the Carlisle Indian school, by Com missioner of Indian Affairs Otto Sells, has stirred up an active sentiment In Carlisle in defense of the head of the institution and a number of the lead ing men are considering the calling of a public mass meeting to determine the sincerity of the large majority of people here in their defense of Mr. Friedman. It Is expected that a com mittee of citizens will be appointed to day. When asked if he would make a statement concerning the charges, Su perintendent Friedman declared that he would probably make one to-night, after consulting his counsel. Charges Against Stauffer In a dispatch from Washington last night, it was said that Bandmaster (Maude M. Stauffer had been suspend ed because he had punished a girl with a club, "Inflicting severe injur ies." It developed here to-day that some time ago there was a serious Infrac tion of discipline in the school, and the matron asked that the girl be spanked. The bandmaster was as signed to the task, and In the pres ence of the head matron, the school principal and the outing manager the punishment was administered. A pad dle was used and the punishment was not unduly severe according to the . witnesses. In fact, the girl, it is said, wrote Mr. Stauffer a letter after the spanking, thanking him for what he had done and declaring that she de served It. Friedman Supporter Inquiries at the school made to day point to the fact that the band master has been a loyal supporter of the Friedman administration, and It is suspected here that the real animus I against Stauffer is due to friction with Inspector Llnnen of the government service, who is conducting, an investi gation here for Indian Commissioner Sells. Bandmaster Claude F. Stauffer, of the Carlisle school, Is married to a Harrlsburg girl, who was Miss Maude Heagy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Heagy, 1823 Derry street. Both Mr. and Mrs. Stauffer are well known In the social circles of this city. RESIGNATION ACCEPTED By Associated Press Peking, Feb. 18. A presidential mandate was issued to-day accepting the resignation of Hslung Hsl-Llng, the Chinese premier and appointing Sun Pao-Chl as acting premier until a definite nomination is made. For HarrUbors and vlclultyi Snow to-night and Saturday; slightly warmer; lowest temperature to il IKh t about 8 decrees. For Eastern Pennsylvania! Snow aad not quite so eold to-night and Saturday! Increasing northeast winds. River The Susquehanna river and all Ita branches will continue to fall slowly. The area of froien sur face will increase. General Conditions The temperature has risen 3 to 32 degrees generally eaat of the Mississippi river since last re port, except over a narrow belt of country extending from Penn sylvania southward Into South Carolina, where It was somewhat colder. It Is 6 to 86 degrees colder In the Southwest. Temperature) 8 a. m., seroj 3 p, at., 11 above sero. Sunt Rises, 6i86 a. m.| sets, BiS3 p. m. River. Stagei 8.1 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, 11. Lowest temperature, 3. Mean temperature, 6. I Normal temperature, 38. j "I Do My House Work in Ten Minutes" This is what a pretty and , prominent suffragist told the New York newspapers, but she did not go into details sufficiently to show the average woman how to do likewise. This age of labor-saving de vices has witnessed great ad vances when such things arc pos. sible Wise women nowadays plan their work with the skill of ef ficiency engineers and they make free use of the many modern In ventions. One of the greatest modern labor savers is advertising in the live dally newspapers like the Telegraph. It Is the short cut to accurate and thrifty buying. It tells where to go and what to avoid suo|}Hjonb jajj.ißiu am sOA|S JT It tells what Is new and useful Nowadays a woman who would formerly spend half a day "shop ping around" can run through her favorite newspaper and make up her mind as to just where • she wants to go for the article she desires. A few minutes of real shopplns time is consumed Instead of h.!/ a day.