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Raymond Seiders Arrested on Sus
picion of Causing Death of
John E. Mills
Lebanon, Pa., Dec. 28.—Acting un
der the suggestion of District Attorney
Paul G. Adams, County Detective
Aaron Sattazahn on Saturday after
noon lodged a charge of murder
against Raymond Seiders, the 26-year
old chauffeur who was arrested last
week on suspicion of having held up
John E. Mills for the purpose of rob
bery and with having shot his victim.
Mills, who was a foreman at the
Semet-Solvay coke plant at the Penn
sylvania Steel Company furnaces, died
<>n Thursday as a result of the wound
he received in a scuffle with the rob
ber. Before he died he accused Sei
ders as being the man. Seiders in
sists, however, that he was not im
plicated in the outrage, and has pro
duced a number of witnesses whose
statements (end to corroborate the
alibi which Seiders wishes to establish.
Friends of Seiders have retained At
torneys Zimmerman and Becker to
defend him.
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Special to The Telegraph
Lemoyne, Pa., Dec. 28.—At the next
meeting of the borough council a re
port will be submitted to that body for
a complete fire alarm schedule for the
town. The system has been arranged
by a committee consisting of Fire
Chief H. E. Mountz, G. W. Palmer and
J. S. Cummlngs. It provides for the
numbering of all the fire hydrants in
the borough and in case of lire the
number of the nearest plug is to be
struck on the bell at the firehouse.
Lemoyne, Pa., Dec. 28. —Last even
ing the K. L. C. E. Society of the
United Evangelical Church held its
annual election of officers with the
following result: President, J. A.
Pryor; vice-president, Miles Rice;
secretary, Walter Slothower; pianist,
Ethel Wagner; assistant, Esther Slot
hower; superintendent of juniors,
Stella Bentz; assistant, Ethel Wagner.
The regular meeting of the West
Shore Ministerial Association will be
held in the Lutheran Church Tues
day, January 5.
The Young Peoples' Missionary
Society of the United Evangelical
Church will meet at the parsonage
to-night. All members are requested
to hand in their thank offering boxes
at this meeting.
The Philathea class of the United
Evangelical Church will meet Tues
day night at the home of Miss Susan
Deckman. Election of officers will
take place.
New Cumberland, Pa., Dec. 28.—An
excellent Christmas program was ren
dered in St. Paul's Lutheran Church
last night. The decorations were ap
propriate to the occasion.
New Cumberland, Pa., Dec. 28.—0n
Tuesday evening a meeting will be
held in Trinity United Brethren
Church, to organize a "Booster choir"
and on Thursday night watch night
services will be held.
New Cumberland, Pa., Dec. 28.
Bay Souders, of Market street, was
very fortunate in winning the hand
some hall clock which has been on ex
hibition in Straub's restaurant the
past several months, each customer
purchasing ten cents' worth was en
titled to a ticket. Out of nearly ten
thousand tickets, Mr. Souders received
the lucky number.
New Cumberland, Pa., Dec. 28.
Last evening Baughman Memorial
Methodist Church was filled with an
appreciative audience to listen to the
beautiful cantata rendered by the
choir of the church.
Lebanon, Pa.. Dec. 28.—Albert S.
Fauber, a prominent earriugemaker of
the city, was found dead in the garage
in the rear of his home at Gil Walnut
street, on Saturday afternoon. Mrs.
Fauber. who went to the garage with
a neighbor's child, found the dead
body on the floor. Physicians ex
pressed the opinion that the man had
expired from an attack of heart dis
ease while cleaning his automobile. He
was 33 years old, a member of First
United Evangelical Church and a
prominent member of the Knights or
On Saturday the Telegraph printed a
cut of the women's committee of the
various churches of Mechanlcsburg as
sisting in the erection of the big taber
nacle for the Miller Evangelistic Cam
paign in that town. It was made from
an excellent photograph taken for the
Telegraph by Photographer K. R.
Strong 106 East Main street.
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| Economy and Efficiency Commis
j sion Presents Numerous Sug
gestions For Government
Next Legislature Will Get the Re
port and Will Decide What
to Do About It
Governor John K. Tenef will trans
mit to the Legislature, which meets a
'week from to-morrow, the report of
the State Economy and Efficiency
Commission, hut the question of legis
lation to carry Into effect the sweep
ing changes recommended by the com
mission will be left to the Incoming
administration. The report of the
commission offering a plan for improv
ing the business methods of the Penn
sylvania State government, modern
izing many things, abolishing some de
partments, consolidating others and
creating new ones, a multitude of sug
gestions, was made public by the Gov
ernor last night.
To carry into effect all of the
changes recommended by the commis
sion would require a couple of consti
tutional amendments, a couple dozens
of bills and a general overhauling of
the business system, some of which
would be highly beneficial. The re
port, which is, of course, only sugges
tive and does not authorize anything,
is the work of the Economy and Effi
ciency Commission, named as the re
sult of the flurry over dual office hold
ing in the last session. It was voted
$25,000 to make a study of the whole
State governmental system, but the
Governor cut down the funds to $lO,-
000. Harry S. McDevitt, former as
sistant executive controller and statis
tician of the State Board of Public
Charities, one of the best posted men
on Capitol affairs, was named as chair
man. Jacob Soffel, Pittsburgh, and
Henry D. Jones, Montrose, ex-cashier
of the State Treasury, were named
with him, but Mr. Jones resigned be
cause of pressure of other work, and
W. H- Fisher, Brownsville, succeeded
him. The work has been under way
for six months or more.
Legislature Not Touched
The report does not touch the Leg
islature or the judiciary, saying that
it did not have time to go beyond the
legislative branch and that the General
Assembly methods can be studied dur
ing a session. The Department of
Internal Affairs, recommended to be
abolished in 1913, and the Insurance
Department, just reorganized, the De
partment of Labor and Industry, the
Fire Marshal's office and some other
new offices are also passed by. The
Hoard of Publie Charities Is recog
nized for its work and recommenda
tions for facilitating it are given.
What will interest Harrisburg peo
ple is the recommendation for civil
service on Capitol Hill with a retire
ment fund or pension system, the
drafting of a whole new system of
bookkeeping to be uniform for the
whole State government, by the Bank
ing Commissioner, Auditor General
and State Treasurer; hours of 3 to 5
with 9 to 12 on Saturdays and whole
Saturday holidays in July and August
and semimonthly pay. Instead of
monthly, and to be paid direct by the
State Treasurer, who is recommended
to be given two new clerks and in
creases for some now in office.
The commission recommends "thaL
the next session of the Legislature
, make an appropriation for the imme
diate erection of an office building
'within the area known as Capitol
Park. The idea on the "Hill" is for
extension of the three wings toward
the extension area.
Aim of the Commission
In opening its recommendations the
report says:
"It is universally understood in the
business world that to commend abil
ity, thereby bringing into business en
terprises efficiency, it is necessary to
provide compensation commensurate
with the responsibilities and duties
imposed. This principle, however, is
not to any great extent found in the
administration of State governments.
Well regulated business enterprises in
order to prevent waste and duplication
of labor undergo a process of reor
ganization at least every decade,
eliminating unnecessary divisions and
departments and centralizing and con
solidating others. Such a system is
just as important, if not doubly im
portant, in the administration of the
affairs of a Commonwealth, the neces
sity tor which is emphasized because
of the establishment by the General
Assembly from time to time of new
departments, boards and commissions.
With this thought in mind the com
mission has recommended the consoli
dation of certain branches of the State
Government, the elimination of others
and the creation of new departments
with a view to putting State affairs
on a sound businesslike basis." <
The Recommendations Arc as Follows
Civil service is to secure efficiency
through Continued employment.
Retirement of State employes on
half pay who have served twenty-five
years or who are over seventy years
of age and have served twenty years
or more. There are 5,152 positions on
the State payroll and the annual pay
ment is given as $3,61 3,409.44, being
divided as follows: Eleven hundred
and sixty-nine positions created by
statute, paying $2,000,560; 2,752 by
legislative appropriation, paying sl,*-
152,258.90 and 1,232 created by con
tingent funds, paying $4 30,590.54.
State Board of Examiners, to take
place of all except medical board
bureau, to have authority to call in
experts and to conduct all examina
All positions to be created by legis
lative enactment; 9 to 5 office hours
for all departments; uniform ac
counting and bookkeeping; semi
monthly pay; payment through treas
ury instead of departments an office
building in Capitol Park Extension
and a branch post office and central
mailing and addressing office in the
Capitol. All payments to institutions to
be made monthly instead of quarterly,
is also suggested.
Change in the date of the Gover
nor's election so that a new adminis
tration and a session of the General
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Assembly shall not start the same
month; the Governor to be relieved
of all requirements for approval ofj
bills and accounts.
Rerouting of State highways, mak
ing State responsible for main trunks
and townships and boroughs for un
important roads.
Itcorganiz&Ttom of Department of
Public Instruction by the State Board
of Education with special attention
to vocational education.
Consolidating the Forestry. Fish and
i Game Departments into a Department
of Conservation, whose forces, with
the State police, would give COO men
constantly on duty.
Conferring on Public Service Com
mission powers of the Water Supply
Commission except supervision of
dams, stream reguaition, hydrographic
division, Pymatunlng swamp and,wa
ter inventory projects. The topo
graphic and geological survey to be
completed, but salaries of officers cut
State and Institutional
Creation of Board of Public Prop
erty to have charge of all State build
ing projects and purchase of supplies
of all kinds, the suggestion being
made that things be standardized as
much as possible.
Creation of Department of Publicity
"for the exploitation of Pennsylvania's
greatness," the Idea being to keep the
people informed of what the State is
doing by "proper and timely informa
tion, etc."
Creation of a State Tax Commission
and taking from Auditor General all
duties In connection with collection
I of taxes and contlning him to auditing
land accounting, the statement being
made that it would "bring about bet
ter results In the matter of revenues'*
and prevent constant changing of of
ficials dealing with such matters.
Reorganizing the Attorney General's
Department into a Department of
Justice whereby all departments will
obtain legal service from the depart
ment and the practice of different de
partments having attorneys through
out the State be discontinued.
Creation of Revenue and Finance
Board to take place of sinking fund,
public accounts, private bank license
and revenue boards as now consti
Extending State printing contracts
from four to six years and publica
tion of biennial instead of annual re
Abolition of office of health officer
of Philadelphia and of State Quaran
tine Board and vesting such offices in
Department of Health.
Placing Dairy Commis
sioner's office and State Livestock
Sanitary Board now under Department
of Agriculture under charge of Com
missioner of Health.
Increasing factory inspectors and
bank examiners; providing that an
thracite mine inspectors shall be ap
pointed and not elected and that there]
shall be inspectors for mining outside
of coal.
Two additional troops of State po
A sinking fund or insurance fund
instead of insurance policies for all
State buildings.
Abolition of Soldiers' Orphan
Schools Commission, Statutes at Large
Commission, Underground and Ele
vated Railway Board and Board of
State Property.
Recommendation for a liberal ap
propriation program for improvement
of waterways in east and west ends
of the State and immediate start on
Discontinuance of reconstruction of
bridges destroyed by Hood or fire, such
work to be done by counties.
Abolition of the farm counsellors
or traveling advisor service and estab
lishment of experimental farms in
st oad.
Legislation to give Bunking Com
■ mlssioner authority to close up all de
! funct or insolvent concerns, doing:
•uway with receiverships,
i Charts showing the relationship of
j officials and employes in the depart
! ments are submitted for the first
In addition to the forty-three rec
ommendations the report says in re
gard to dual office holding, "We rec
ommend that legislation be enacted
combining offices wherever duties are
compatible and providing one salary
for all services." It is held that the
system of making subordinates clerks
has been in the main an economical
one as to provide one clerk to give
sole time to each board would be too
It is also stated, "the commission
disapproves of the practice of using
the contingent fund to increase the
compensation of positions created by
statute at a fixed salary. If, present
salaries are inadequate they should be
referred to the General Assembly for
The report commends a number of
the departments, notably the Depart
ment of Health, which is commended
as conducted on strictly business prin
ciples. It is recommended that this
department be given the Livestock
Sanitary Board, whose inspectors
should have powers enlarged so as to
be able to inspect retail meatshops,
the dairy and food division with an
increase of six inspectors and thatUhe
inspection of bakeshops and ice cream
plants should be transferred to the
Department of Health from Labor
and Industry. A liberal appropriation
to establish the Bureau of Housing, a
larger appropriation for the medical
inspection of schools: funds to extend
the dispensaries from tuberculosis to
other communicable diseases and in
crease of the sanitoria at Cresson and
The plan for the Department of
Conservation calls for a commissioner
at $7,500 and chief*, of forestry, game
and fish at $3,000 each.
The reorganization of the Attorney
General's Department interested the
Capitol to-day, as such a recommen
dation had been anticipated. The re
port disapproves of the practice of
each department having its own coun
sel and says all legal work should be
in a department of justice as the out
side service has cost as much in a
year as the whole Attorney General's
office. The staff would be under the
proposed plan: Attorney General at
$12,000; solicitor general at $7,500;
five deputies at $5,000 each, five as
sistants at $3,000 each, five stenog
raphers, three law clerks, one clerk
and a messenger. In the Department
of tho Secretary of the Common
wealth recommendations for increases
of salaries for the corporation bureau
are recommended because of the char
acter of the work. The Adjutant Gen
eral is recommended for some more
of the clerical force so badly needed.
The Taxation Commission to have
charge of all settlement and collec
tion of taxes is an old idea. The mem
bership would be three, the selections
to be made by the Attorney General,
State Treasurer and Auditor General.
The plan is proposed that the nurs
ery inspectors be transferred in win
ter to the farmers' Institutes bureau
and that thejP be used in place of im
ported lecturers. The reason for wip
ing out tho farm advisors is that the
State College is doing some of the
same work. Incidentally, the report
while recommending liberality In ap
propriations to State College, warns
It to devote more attention to agricul
' tural work. The new penitentiary
and Warden Francies are highly
Marietta, Pa., Dec. 28. Foreign
residents about Chlckies yesterday be
gan Che celebration of their Christmas.
They killed two large porkers and
roasted them, and many enjoyed the
roasted meat. The superintendent of
I tho J. K. Baker Company quarries,
John Brinser, who Is held in high
esteem by the men, was presented
[with a void watch and chain.
28-30 & 32 N. 3rd St.
December Clearance Sale
( furs 1r
All the remaining furs will' be closed out at remarkably low prices.
Women's Suits Misses' and Women's Suits
Values up to $39.50. Value $37.50.
$15.00 $17.50
A collection of two or three suits of These suits arc velvet and corduroy,
a kind, in broadcloth and gabardine. Fur trimmed—one of a kind.
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Afternoon and evening Gowns ... #18.30 Girls' Coats for school and dress wear, $5.1)5
, Value $39.50 Value $15.00.
Serge Frocks SIO.OO Evening Coats $19.4,1
Value to $29.50. Values up to $50.00.
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Hudson Seal Coats Caracul Coats
Formerly $125.00. Selected Pelts.
$65.00 ' $35.00
Formerly $75.00.
40 inches long, full flare model . 40 inches long, full flare model.
Children's Fur Sets
These Furs must be cleared out regardless of former prices. Furs that sold up to
$15.00 per set now selling for
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Tree Display at Columbia
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Special to The Telegraph
Columbia, Pa., Dec. 28. For the i
first time In the history of the borough, I
on Christmas eve a community tree, |
brilliantly illuminated with hundreds of i
electric lights, dazzled the eyes and I
gladdened the hearts of hundreds of j
children, as they surrounded the flower
garden of the public park in which the |
tree had been erected and the electrical |
illumination, arranged by Hershey l
Lenhard, a young but skilled elec- I
trieian. Mr. Lenhard's work won the |
admiration of the entire population as I
they thronged the plaza to witness the j
exercises under the supervision of the i
Boys' and Girls' League of Good Citi
zenship. Burgess W. S. Detwiler pre
sided and delivered an address, and the
Rev. Dr. J. 11. Pannebeeker delivered
the prayer. A street parade preceded
the event and the Metropolitan Band
furnished music.
Special to The Telegraph
Dillsburg, Pa., Dec. 28.—The foot
and mouth disease bus started anew
in this section. Inspectors visiting the
farm of Willis Dick, of Warrington
township, near Mt. Top, found his
herd of twenty-three cattle affected.
The animals will be killed in a few j
days. These are the first cases to be
reported for nearly two months in
this section.
Special to The Telegraph
Penbrook, Pa.. Dec. 28.—While tho
family was absent in Harrisburg late
Saturday afternoon an overheated flue
set fire to the home of W r . Crook in
West Curtln street and before the
flames were extinguished $l5O damage
was done. The furniture and interior
of the house was badly damaged by
Special to The Telegraph
Halifax, Pa., Dec. 28. —Mrs. Funk,
wife of the Rev. Clifford A. Funk,
pastor of the Halifax United Brethren
Church, while walking on Armstrong
street on Friday evening, fell on the
icy pavement, her bead striking the
curb. Her nose was badly injured
and she received deep cuts on her
Dillsburg, Pa., Dec. 28.—Isaac Hei
sey, well-known foreman of the sec
tion gang of the Reading Railway at
Junctlontown, near Dillsburg, had his
nose broken in an odd manner. Mr.
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DECEMBER 28. 1914.
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glanced off to the side, striking the
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