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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH Established lijr PUBLISHED BY THE TELEGRAPH PIUNTING CO. E. J. STACK POLE President and Editor-in-Chief F. R. OYSTER Secretary GUS M. STEINMETZ ilemtging Editor Published every evening (except Sun day) at tha Telegraph Building, 211 Federal Square. Both phones. Member American Newspaper Publish ers' Association. Audit Buroau oi Circulation and Pennsylvania Associ ated Dailies. Eastern Office, Fifth Avenue Building, Xew York City, Hasbrook, Story & Brooks. Western Office, Advertising Building, Chicago, 111., Allen & Ward. . Delivered by carriers at <BpSSA;BttI> six cents a week. Mailed to subscribers at $3.00 Entered at the Post Office In Harris burg, Pa., as second class matter. Swon dally average for tlie three ★ months ending NOT. 30,1814, 23,180 ★ Average for the year 1913 21,577 ATerage for the year 1912—21,17.1 Average for the year 1011—18,851 Average for the year 1910—17,495 MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 28 MODERNIZING ADMINISTRATION GOVERNOR TENER will be en abled to present to the next General Assembly a plan for modernizing the methods of Pennsylvania's State government through the report placed in his hands by the State Economy and Efficiency Commission and made public last night. The document is a survey of the whole governmental scheme of the State, with exception of legislative and judiciary branches, which, it is stated, could not be included because of lack of time. As the complaints about office holding in the legislature had as much to do with creating the senti ment for the injuiry made by the commission as did the holding of two or more offices by people on Capitol Hill, it is unfortunate that the probe could not be Inserted into the law makers' payroll. The report, wljlch is purely sugges tive and would require much legisla tion to work out, contains some recom mendations that are imperative, some that are important and some that are interesting. Frankly speaking, some of them are old friends, ideas which have been floating up and down the corridors of the Capitol ever since it was built, while others are new and diverting altogether. Everyone knows that there is room for Improvement in the bookkeeping methods, in the tak" settlements, In the purchase of supplies and the contract system; that civil service and a pension fund are important to the State and that the commendation given to the State De partment of Health and State Board of Public Charities is worth while, but the proposition to create the job of State press agent is one that should not require much attention. Some newspapers in Pennsylvania get the habit of detracting their State because of political animosity to men in power, but at no time has any newspaper of the Keystone State been backward about giving space to the splendid work for humanity that has placed our Commonwealth far up in the list in the last ten years. The report may be studied with profit and much to interest and enter tain may be found therein. It is to the credit of the French air fleet, which bombarded Metz yesterday, that it refrained from casting bombs except at fortifications or in places oc cupied by soldiery. The throwing of explosives into the midst of residence districts is not war; it is simplv sav agery run wild. Further than that, it has no direct bearing on the flnal result of tho war and any move by any com batant that hag not that ultimate re sult in view is merely wasted. THE CIIORAI, SOCIETY Tilii llarrisburg Choral Society is aiding high this year in the sc ipclion of the oratorio Samson for rendition at tho Spring Fes tival. Tho society is particularly for tunate in again obtaining the services of Dr. J. Fred Wolle as director. The success of last year was largely due to bis ability as a leader and to his skill in welding tho material placed at his disposal into a really splendid chorus— material, by the way, which Dr. Wolle says is second to none in Pennsylvania. The oratorio chosen for this season's work is a combination of the musical talent of liandcl and the poetic of Jlilton. Tt teems with majestic choruses and noble passages. It. is just such a composition as is best suited to both the director and the society, llar risburg music lovers may look for ward to one of the most delightful re citals in the long history of the or ganization. "Wilson to face hard fight for re nominatlon," says a New >$ r ork Sun headline. But not nearly so hard as for re-election. THE YEAH AIIEAD CHUISTMAS is past and we are facing another New Year's Day. What do the coming twelve months hold for us, of joy and sadness, of prosperity and adversity? We know not, of course, and It is well that we do not. But this we do know—that our fu ture is largely our own. We are what we make ourselves. Tho old dictum, that "man is a creature of his sur roundings"—la only a half-truth. The weak accept it, shrug their shoulders and permit themselves to be tossed about, hither and yon, by every ad verse wind that blows, like fallen leaves in an autumn breeze, nut the strong man squares his shoulders to the blast, bends Ills will to Ills (ask, MONDAY KVENING, and briskly goes his way, keenly ap preciative of the sun when it shines, but with no thought of yielding to the bitter biting of the winter winds when they blow. So with each of us personally. "All kinds of things and weather must be taken in together to make up a year and a sphere." The coming twelve months will have their sunshine and their rain, their grief and their mirth, their losses and their gains. Those of ua who are wise and firm of purpose will take conditions as they come, re joicing- in them, adapting them to our purposes or enduring them, as the case may be, but always certain of this one thing—that perseverance wins just as much in real life as the old motto says it does, and that the end of 1915 will find us better and broader men and women if we earnestly strive to that end. To resolve at the end of each day to do a little better the next, to live true to ourselves and faithful to all our trusts during the coming twenty four hours—this is the only New Year's resolution worth making. The Chinese Government, it is said, has Invited Colonel Roosevelt to be come its official press agent. And yet there are those who ijrofess to believe that the Celestials are behind tlie times. A SORRY VIEW OF IT ' I IIE Little Journal," of Boston, published by Arthur D. Ut- A tie,' Inc., chemists, engineers and managers, contains the following significant editorial relative to the cry that has gone up from the country at large that our manufactur ing chemists free us from the Ger man monopoly of dyestuffs: In view of the general character of the proposals to make this coun try immediately independent of Germany as regards dyestuffs, we are surprised that no one has put forward the more obvious and prac tical suggestion that we utilize our native rainbows to supply the tinctorial requirements of our tex tile and other industries. They are quite as brilliant as the best Ger man coal tar products and although no statistics are immediately avail able they are very generally dis tributed and their number in the aggregate would seem to be suf ficient to supply any reasonable demand. Chasing them is an agree able occupation in which it would not be difficult to enlist a consider able proportion of the unemployed. We have heard of nobody so foolish as to advance the possibility of mak ing the United States "immediately" independent of Germany in this line of trade, and it is a little surprising to find a technical magazine taking that view of it. The "Little Journal" is either careless of its opportunities to encourage the development of new business or it is ready to admit that the Amerlcap chemist is so woefully deficient in talent and energy that he stands no more show of successfully competing with his German competi tor than he does of manufacturing coal tar dyes from rainbow hues. In cither case the editor might have de- Cecelia's choir under the direction of voted his space to better account. Democratic administration of the Philippines seems to be about as suc cessful as that at home; the only dif ference being that wo revolt with a blanket ballot, while the Filipino does it with a blanket and a gun. THE MANILA OUTBREAK TIIE insurrection at Manila, so promptly quelled by the United States troops and constabulary, is only another illustration of the fallacy of President Wilson's no tion that the Filipinos are at this time capable of self-government. Indica tions are that, were it not for public opinion and a very strong fighting mi nority in Congress, the President would have advocated long since the absolute independence of the Philip pines. Reports from the officers who put down the Christmas eve uprising be fore it was well under'way are to the effect that it was caused by "revolu tionists" located in Hong Kong, and the intimation is that there are many such movements intended to incite the Filipinos to rise against the best gov ernment they ever had. Evidently the Philippines arc in much the same situation as Mexico is to-»day. Only the strong arm of Uncle Sam remains to guard the life and liberty of the peace-loving portion of the popula tion. Remove that and what is occur ring in Mexico would be repeated in the Philippines. To be sure, it is not the thought of any American that thesb islands shall constitute perpetual dependencies. That is abhorrent to our idea of popu lar government. But it would be as great a crime to turn the Philippines loose, in their present unprepared and turbulent state, to work out their own salvation, as it would to deliberately plan to keep them always as they arc. CAPITOIi DECORATIONS WHILE it will bo a matter of regret for many that Miss Violet Oakley will be unable to complete the scries of mural decorations for the Senate chamber in time for the assembling of that body in biennial session, yet it will only be a few months more 'until they will be ready to place. The State will be the gainer, as Miss Oak ley will have abundance of time to put the finishing touches to her splen did work, which, according to those who have seen the canvas, will deal with Pennsylvania history in a way as striking as does the scheme in the south wing of the building, forming, moreover, a fitting companion decora-i tion to the great allegory of the Key stone State in the Hall of the Repre sentatives. It is to be hoped that the Board of Public Grounds and Buildings will take early steps to commission some Pennsylvania artist of renown to paint the decorations for the north corridor. As stated in the Telegraph, John W. Alexander, a Pittsburgher by birth and famed for hid* works, was offered the $22,000 commission several years ago. He declined to enter into a contract, although Abbey. Van Inghen and Miss Oakley had no hesitation about doing so. J-letters' urging Mr. Alexander to contribute to the art works of the Cap itol of his native State a series illus trative of the industrial development of Pennsylvania have gone without much more than formal reply. It is clearly within the province of the State authorities to take steps to com plete the scheme on the lower floor so admirably begun by Van Inghen's paintings of the religious influences that entered into the making of Penn sylvania. f LVENING CHAT i It requires a good bit of nerve for a person to go to the summit of Oak Knob or Cherry Hill in Reservoir Park or even to the top of Port Washington, out from the testimony of those who na\o taken the climb the view the last tew days has been well worth'the exer tion and the braving of the cold. Sat urday afternoon several parties walked to the top of the knolls in the park and were enchanted at the appear ance of the country for miles around, rhe air was clear, the Intense cold having driven away moisture and as there was no wind one could see for miles into the three counties that come "own to the western shores of the busquehanna river and cover the hills and vales of Dauphin from First Mountain to below Steelton. The views of Perry county and of the York hills were never more interesting than yes terday and caused one'to wonder what It would be like to scale the mountains at Rockville gap. Fort Washington enables one to get a broader view of the Susquehanna because of the wide bend in front of Harrisburg, and the white surfaced river and the snow clad hills afforded a sight long to be re membered. In this connection it might be added that some of the most charming winter scenes that one could wish are to be had in Wildwood Park, it is winter in the woods right at the doors of the city and well bundled up and well shod, one can take the walk going in at Maclay street and coming out at Ott's lane and thoroughlv enjov an afternoon. Some of the Italian residents of the city are commencing to show keen in terest in the "doings" in the kingdom whence they came and there are no more eager readers of the dally news papers than the people who' claim Naples, Palermo, Messina or Brindisi as their old homes. As quiet as you keep It some of the younger Italians In this city and Steelton have started home in the last few weeks, preferring a chance to seeing active service than working in America. The Italians are as much interested in war news as the rest of us and show far more concern over it than many of the Slavs, who frankly say they are going to stav in Pennsylvania. Movement of. coal through the city has been at a tremendous rate the last fortnight, say railroad men, and they attribute it to the fact that stocks in the eastern cities have been depleted Iby the severely cold weather to an ex tent not expected. Some of the trains sent through the city are composed of steel "battleship" cars, filled to the brim, and running pretty close to gether. The coal traffic has been so heavy that trains have been run on holidays and Sundays just the same as other days. The "bonelieadedness" of censors Is proverbial, but it was never mire strikingly Illustrated than by a j >st card received here a dav or so ago f'om Germany. It contained the mark that it was passed by the censor, al though the postmarks of the way it CSme from the empire would furnish far more interesting history. The card wished the man who got it good health. That was all. Robert C. Shaw, who will preside at sessions of the State Educational As sociation this week, is countv school superintendent of Westmoreland coun ty and one of the prominent educators of the western end of the State. He is well known to a number here as he was a candidate for congrcss-at-largo a couple of years ago. The Conodoguinet appears to be as popular in winter time as in summer, judging from the way people have been going skating on the famous crooked stream. The creek has frozen very hard in many places and there arc long stretches which offer splen did surface l'or skating, so good that they have tempted many people from the Susquehanna shore, along which there are long reaches of clear ice. It's been rather tough lines that the weather has been so cold the last few days that trials of the Christmas sled could not be more extensive but If the cold holds out It will probably be de fied by a good many youngsters. Al ready trails have been broken in the snow in many parts of the hilly sec tion and Reservoir Park offers some excellent opportunities. The boys liv ing along Sixth street have been in dulging in some coasting down the sloping streets although the trolley cars and automobiles make it a rather dangerous sport. About one in every half dozen auto mobiles seen about the city carries the turquoise blue tag of the 1916 license. This is not required to be displayed until January 1, but officials of the State automobile registration division say that no one seems to want to run any risks. Some people are showing both the 1914 and 1915 tags. 1 WELL KNOWN PEOPLE 1 - —The Rev. Dr. P. C. Prugli, But ler's oldest citizen, will start this week for California undaunted by weather. —Charlemagne Tower is taking an active part in the relief work in Phil adelphia. —Ledyard Hecksher, Philadelphia iron manufacturer, has been elected president of the Eastern Pig Iron As sociation. —President Isaac Sharploss, of Ila verford, is spending a few days at the seashore. —William Yeager, Allentown furni ture manufacturer, gave $3,000 in presents to employes. That more freight cars pass through Harrishurg than any city in tlio State outside of Philadel phia and Pittsburgh? I The Money Santa Brought Foxy old Santa Claus often has a trick of giving us money, and letting us choose our own gifts. Naturally We want to invest it in something that has the V'liletlde spirit about it. Perhaps we choose a luxury, or something substantial. Perhaps we are undecided In just sucli an emergency the advertising columns of the Tel egraph are of invaluable service. They teem with timely sugges tions. The storekeepers who make them are all reliable, service giving men. HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH; WILSON ENGAGES HEADQUARTERS ROOM Will Hold Forth at the Common wealth Hotel During Speak ership Canvassing TO NAME TWO CORONERS Odd Situation Created Through Election of Such Officers to the Legislature Henry I. Wilson, of Jefferson coun ty, one of the candidates for the Republican caucus nomination for Speaker, to-day engaged headquarters at the Commonwealth Hotel and will open them on New Year's Day. Wil son, who Is a former member of the Legislature, proposes to make an ac tive tight and his friends believe that the differences over Richard J. Raid win and Charles A. Ambler will give him a chance to be a compromise can didate. Baldwin's headquarters \ylll be opened hero on New Year's Day, when a number of his Delaware coun ty friends will be here to help things along. Ambler will arrive Saturday. The caucus will be held in the House caucus room on Monday night. The Democrats will have their caucus meetings in the Capitol the same night. —Governor Tener will have two coroners to name before he leaves of fice, both vacancies occurring because the present officers were elected to the Legislature. In Lackawanna Cor oner W. M. Lynch became Senator and will retire very soon, while William Neville, coroner of Montgomery coun ty, was elected to the House. Appoint ment of a judge to succeed Supreme Court Justice-elect Robert S. Frazer will be made the end of the week. —A conference of active workers in the Anti-Saloon League will be held in Philadelphia about January lfi to discuss the form of the local option bill. The fight for the league's meas ure will be directed from offices in this city. • —Dr. Rrumbaugh is reported at Philadelphia as saying that he is in favor of a sensible civil service plan. The State association booming civil ser vice favors such service for the State and the first and second class cities and counties having over 250,0U0 pop ulation. Others can vote to come in. —Mayor Ira Stratton, of Reading, Is the latest to be picked for a State job, but what it is the wild winds do not say. —ln Philadelphia they seem to think the attorney generalship lies be tween John C. Bell, the present Attor ney General, and Jesse E. B. Cunning ham. first deputy. -Ex-Governor Pennypacker in a speech yesterday to the German So ciety in Philadelphia said he hoped Germany would win. —Representative A. C. Stein, of Pittsburgh, is actively pushing his candidacy for chairman of the law and order committee. He has been a member of this committee for two sessions. —Members ot the inside council of the Washington party are planning a conference here during the latter part of January. They will bring along a bunch of bills which they will ask to lie introduced and much will be made of them. —Democratic county committee men in Luzerne county are discussing chances of a reorganization in the party. Tt looks as though something was going to happen in the Spring. News Items of Interest in Central Pennsylvania » Special to The Telegraph Tnmnqiia. —As a result of a bursting waterback tlio large range in tlie Phil adelphia and Heading Hallway restaur ant here was blown to pieces to-day, wrecking the kitchen and hurling Mrs. Annie Yost ten feet through the din ing room doors. She was badly In jured. Mnlinimy City. Fire of mysterious origin destroyed the offices of the Malianoy t'ity colliery, an operation of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company last night. Valuable pa pers had been removed from the offices only a few hours before to the main nffice. The breaker and other build ings nearby where about 900 men and boys are employed were saved by the Malianoy City lire department. MU-utown. —Marcus W. Heller, aged 25, an engineer at a local cement plant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Heller, dis appeared on December 11. He left os tensibly to go to work, but never show ed up at the mill. His parents have sent out a call for holp to locate him. Headline. The court's opinion here Saturday upholding the action of Coun cil in annexing a portion of Cumru township, across the Schuylkill Hlver, as the new Fighteenth ward means that Council will have to begin immediate ly the preparation of an additional budget for 1915 for the maintenance of the new district, In accordance with its tax revenue. The latter will lie lixed at 10 mills, tho same as the city. Vile it town. The Allentown ("oiiu cll adopted an ordinance Increasing the wages of city employes about 25 pel cent. The lire and police chiefs will get $125 instead of SIOO, and others get proportionate Increases. MHIICII chunk. The local Rod and Gun Club Is organising a campaiKn for the erection of a forest and gam® preserve, and the other rod and gun clubs, in Carbon county, are heartily in favor of the movement. The region known as the "Pine Swamp," in Penn Forest and Kidder townships, are look ed upon as affording Ideal sites for such a preserve. Hn/.letoii. The Rev. W. M. ficiger. pastor of the Lutheran Church at lloli lile, has resigned to till the vacancy in the White Haven Lutheran congre gation caused by the death of the !tev. Dr. IT. ,1. Brunnlng. Malianoy City. —• After hiccoughing for seven days. John Matthews, of •lackson's. Is recovering. IllooiiiMliurK. A severe attack of la grippe effecting lCvangelist Nichol son necessitated the postponement until next Sunday of the Nicholson- Hummlnger revival campaign that was to have opened here estcrdav. It will continue five weeks. This eh'ange post pones the Chester and Milton revivals a week. PROMIXF.VT WAR VKTKRAX 1)IES Special to The Telegraph Hagerstown, Md„ Dec. 28. S. Lewis Lainkln, 71 years old, a prominent contractor of this city, and one of the few survivors of the Civil War who saw General "Stonewall" Jackson shot, died at his home in this city on Christ mas Day from heart failure. Mr. Lam kin was born in Virginia and at the age of 17 enlisted in the For tieth Virginia Regiment, serving throughout the war. He was twice married and is survived by his widow, a son and daughter and one sister. CHRISTMAS AT DILLSBt/RG Special to The Telegraph Dlllshurg. Pa., Dec. 28.—0n Christ mas night the largest crowd in the history of St. Paul's Lutheran Sunday school attended the annual Christinas exercises when an interesting pro gram was rendered nrre not alone lircnutr prior* nrp l»nrr, but bccnune <|unllHrx nrr i After Christmas Sale I > ASr I OFT or li I Attractive Merchandisej Millinery 7" ~"1 Big Special Sale : ii t t <l* ' Q-,w v , ♦ W ♦ „ ART NEEDLE WORK DEPT. i , 1 lot Ladies Silk Velvet Hats, good shapes, ~,0. „ * ' ! SI.OO to $2.00 values 25* ?5c Stamped Cushions, special 10* ; ! 1 1 ru-u < T • ,TT . c _ 15c Stamped White and Tan Doilies, spe- ! 1 1 lot Children s Trimmed Hats, 50c to SI.OO c j a j 10^-1 | values 25c Stamped White and Tan Doilies, spe- j > 1 lot Trimmings, 50c value 15* cial 15* j ! ' 25c Laundry Bags 15* ; f— ——————————————25c Sewing Bags 19* 25c Clothes Pin Aprons 19* ; LjCeS Slipper Soles, satin and lamb's wool, sizes ; from 3 infants', to 2 misses', special, 9* j ! 1 lot Sample Pieces Oriental Laces, 45c to 25c . White Lir »e n Huck Guest Towels, spe ; $1.50 values 25* on c '^l 7^.' '' T °. 1, :. ; ~ 20c White Linen Collars 10* < I 1 lot of Trimmings, SI.OO to $2.00 value, :t9* 25c and 50c White Linen Collar and Cuffs, j S 1 15* ' Special Sale of Package Stamped I A Goods, Articles With Floss to Finish. LIRY VJOOUS Values 25c to 50c. Sale 1 n Price 15JC i [ 1 lot 40-inch colored cotton Matelasse Import- Cushions, Waists, Drawers, Collar and j j; ed Goods; 75c value 14* Cuffs, Boudoir Caps, Aprons, Corset Cov- | 1 ! ers, Novelties, etc. I 1 lot Novelty Crepe Plaids, 25c and 50c value, 1 lot Embroidered Flannelette Skirts, light j 12j/>* and dark colors, 50c values 25e i j! V V ] | All H .iid.yGo°d s at' 1c to 25 c Department Storej Greatly. Reduced Where Every Day u Bargain Day i Prices J 215 MARKET STREET OPP. COURTHOUSE I I OUR DAILY LAUGH| »■ J KvrryboilJ' Dora \ot At All Willie: What's Cliolly: Does tlic meanin' of your sister object "XT 11 ima tu m to smoking in the pop? parlor? Pop: It's time Willie: Naw! enough to find Jufet offer her a that out when cork tip and you git married. watch her. ~ A« I sun I Charlie Half- Johnny: I f?ot back wants licked at school t'know if you're to-day for some- receiving this thing I didn't do. eV ening. Ma: What was Tell him I'm U Johnny: An ex- ample in arithme- ™ lmc UCh WIIKKE AUK THEVf By AVlnis Dinger Where arc thos« folks of yesterday, Who went about the town A-kickin' 'cairtse the mercury Was up instead of down? They said the weather was too mild. And that for dear health's sake A downward course, the mercury Should very quickly take. Dear knows, it's dropped considerably Within the past two days. But none of those cold weather folks Have thus far met my gaze. I'll bet you if you'd trace them down You'd find each in some room Crouched near a radiator hot, A picture of dark gloom. CANTATA AT MKCIIAMCSBUKG Special to The Telegraph Moehanicsburg, Pa., Dec. 28.—Un der the direction of Professor J. Ray mond Swart/., the people of Mechan icsburg enjoyed a delightful cantata and song service in the Church of God on Christmas night. Miss Clara Croin leigh presided at the organ and Miss j Marietta Sultzaberger at the piano. Ilarrisburg talent added greatly to the program. The soloists included Miss Alice Myers, soprano: Mrs. Sue Dugan- Fager, alto; Robert Nelson, tenor, and Roy Mathias, bass. The Aeolian Quur tet was a pleasing feature. SIDES & SlDE^"^^l MID-WINTER SALE I All Suits and Overcoats Vz OFF I SIDES & SIDES I Commonwealth Hotel Building, Harrisburg, Pa. DECEMBER 28, 1914. When You Ask for an Article, Call for It by Name— Say "I Want" So and So— IT MAKES no differ- II IS only object 1 sav- H 1 ence what the dealer O ing it is b(fttcr tQ says, don t accept his , ■ , n i » i mislead you—his rea lust as Goods when . J you ask for soap, per- reason ls t0 sell y° u an fume, household medi- article out of which he cine, paint, varnish, au- makes an exorbitant tomobile tires,food prod- profit. ucts, chewing gum, cor sets, underwear, shirts, OU a collars, shoes, hair tonic, well-known article, tooth paste or powders, with an established grape juice or soda foun- reputation back of it, tain drinks Whatever you win a| find you want, ASK rOR I I . , BY NAME of manufac- llghtl J, pnced "7 turcr or trade mark -' ()U w "' brand, and insist on get- an article of merit. Tini ting it. tations are mere make- VOU must do your shifts > and never B ive I share to break up ie satisfaction that the the great evil of substi- genuine does. You tution. You can do it know this is true, by refusing to buv un- , V i known or "Orphan" QE WISE. When any brands when your dealer " l ea ' er oft , ers , a offers them to you. . . artjde J than the one you ask for, PvONT be misled say : "No, I belong to ■L-' when the dealer to the 'Get What You says the "Orphan" lie is Ask For' League." Re trying to get you to buy member, always insist is something better. "I want so and so." "Get What You Ask For" National Anti-Substitution League, Philadelphia I [From the Telegraph of Dee. 28, 180-1.1 Iliittle Kxpeeted Nashville, Dec. 24. The river liere is twenty feet deep at present. Hood, rebel leader, cannot cross it, and a bat- He is expected at any hour on this side of the Tennessee. Sny Cirnnt linn Failed Richmond newspapers claim that Grant lias failed on a concentrated at tack and is now operating by "raids" at several places along; the front. I IN HARRISBURG FIFTY YEARS AGO TO-DAY [From the Telegraph of Dec. 28, 1864.1 I'erneveranec I'llectH The Perseverance Dodge, No. 21, elected officers last night for the year 1805. Toller \nt llusy Police station Is very quiet at pres ent. An occasionaf "drunk" is arrested. .sleighing IN at an I'.NII A thaw, a rain and a fog has ended the sleighing for a time.