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SAYSJVY L. LEE Pennsylvania Railroad Executive Pouts Out Where Much Money Is Saved During the Year Owners of Pennsylvania Railroad stock in Harrisburg and elsewhere are feeling better because of an announce ment yesterday from Ivy L. Lee. exe cutive assistant of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Mr. Lee says: "The Penn sylvania Railroad Company will show a surplus above its dividend requirements for tile present year. This means that the next dividend has been earned. It must be remembered that dividend dis bursements are ordered by the Board of Directors, and it is for tho direc tors to determine what action shall be taken. "The surplus above dividend require ments was made possible by the re trenchment policy which the Pennsyl vania has been pursuing all this year, a policy made necessary by decreased traffic so affecting gross earnings. In creased demands upon the carriers have added heavily to operating costs In the last few years and when the volume of traffic handled began to decline drastic action to conserve earnings was necessary." DIES FROM INJURIES With his back broken, his skull frac tured and an arm and leg severed by being struck by a shifting engine in the Division street yards of the Penn sylvania Railroad. Tony Lemmo, a trackwalker, of 647 Yerbeke street, •lied late Saturday at the Harrisburg Hospital. The funeral was held this afternoon, at 2 o'clock, in charge of the Rev. Father Sanui, of Steclton. Burial was made in the Mt. Calvary <'emetery. Form "Water Wagon Club." The elimination of indulgence In alcoholic beverages on the Bessemer & Erie Railroad is indicated in the establish ing of the "Water Wagon Club," for which application blanks have been Is sued to emplqyes. It is understood the organization is being formed with the approval of the company, and. indirect ly under the auspices of its officers The plans include establishing of club rooms InVUblon. Greenville, Butler and possibly other points along the line. Details of the organization work are | in the hands of Trainmaster E. R. llewett, of Greenville. Many employes! are signing applications for member-! ship. Standing of the Crews lIAKRISIIIRG SIDE I'lilladelphln Division—lo4 crew first to go after 3:30 p. m.: 126, 112, 105, 106, I 600 CONVERTS JOIN CHURCHES OF CITY Many More to Be Admitted at j Services Within Next Two Weeks | More than fiOO per sons who "hit the trail" during the Stough campaign! i _ joined church at a m't number of the co-op- | i * erating chrclies that . _ •■jfS held receptions fori •' *4 .'lit !* ncw members vester-i • day. This number Is j the total from the I aMI Ulij larger churches of the city whose pastors could he reached on py A" 4 the telephone. Many ' ministers will take In their first new members next Sunday when the regular communion service is held. The response made yesterday by the trailhitters is not considered largo by) many pastors of the co-operating; churches, who expect a great increase of membership as a result of the cam paign. Nearly half of the 7,000 per sons who signed cards at the taber nacle were already church members and of the nonmembers, some did not give any preference as to the church to be joined. A number of those trail hitters who have been interviewed by the ministers of the church of theiri c hoice have made excuses, some say ing they were not sure of their prefer ence nnd others aro putting the mat ter off until a future date. XH Join at Fifth Street At the Fifth Street Methodist Epis copal Church 88 new members were received by Rev. B. 11. Hurt yester day and a small number more, who were unable to attend, will join at the service next Sunday. The Rev. Mr. .Hart received 265 cards of trail-hitters, 126 of whom were already members of his church. He said he personally visited all of the new converts hut was unable to induce every one to join his church. Tho Rev. J. 11. Daugherty received 80 member* yesterday out of a total of about 375 trallhitter cards. At tho Stevens Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, o» were taken in at the night and morning services. Eighteen per sons had been received by the Rev. C. A. Sinucker during recent weeks and 110 cards are still In his possession, whoso .signers are expected to join soon. Of the 350 trallhltters referred to him 178 were already members of his church. At the Derr.v Street United Breth ren Church 56 new members were re 'ceived out of a total of 40 trallhltters referred to the pastor. Dr. Eyter The Rev. E. A. O. Bossier received 40 into the State Street United Brethren Church out. of a total of 140 trail hitters. The Rev. W. N. Yates re ceived 62 at the Fourth Street Church of God. A total of several hundred were taken by the pastors of the smaller churches and In the surround ing towns. Special Services Next Week The Rev. Relsch, of the Christ Lu theran Church will receive new mem bers next Sunday. He has several hundred trailhltter cards but Is unable to say how many new members he will get for his church. Most of the churches that have not yet had new members will have special services next Sunday In connection with the regular communion administration. Among the churches holding Indivi dual revival services during January ure the Ridge Avenue Methodist Epis copal. State Street United Brethren, Harris Street United Evangelical, Park Street United Evangelical. These ser vices will begin with the watch night meetings to be held between 10 o'clock and midnight Thursday night. I.ecture On Christian Science. A lecture on Christian Science will be given In the Majestic Theater to-night, at 8:15 o'clock, by Virgil o. Strlckler, < f the Christian Science Board of lec tureship. No Admission tickets will be needed nor any collection taken. Illble Conference Opena. The first session of the ninth Interdenomina tional Bible Conference was held this Hl'ternoon. at 3:30 o'clock, In tho First Baptist Church, gevond and I'liw MONDAY EVENING, 121, 11.1. 102, 116, 101, 122, 123, 119, 108, 101, 110. Knglneers for 104. 106, 121, 122, 123. Conductors for 126, 106, 108, 110. Flagmen for 104, 106, 11.0. Brakemen for 105, 103. 102, 108, 110. Knglneers up: Welsh. Hennecke, Statler, Hlndman, Wolfe, Smith, New comer, Albright, Speas, Sultaer, Ear hart, Madenford, Seltz, Sellers, Streeper, McCauley, Hubler. Firemen up: Shaffer. Whichello, Ever hart, Libliart, Barton, Khoads, Kocli enour, Achey, Yontzer, Packer, Wagner, Reno, Penwell, Huston, Gelsinger, Man ning. Arnsberger, Gilberg, Spring, Houser, Behman. Davidson, .Farmer, I Mulholm. Conductors up: Looker, Mehaflle. j flagmen up: Melllnger, Clark, Sulli- I van. Urakemen up: Jackson, Shultzberger, Cox, Allen, Riley, Baltozer, Kochenour, File, Frock, Dengler. Middle Division—2os crew first to go after 1 p. m.: 219, 233, 243, 210, 222, 242. 225. Preference: 5, 10, 7, 8, 6. Laid off until 12:01 a. m„ December 31: 2, 4, 3, 1. 9. Firemen for 10, 8. Conductors for 2, 5, 10, 6. Brakeman for 10. Engineer up: Mlnnicli. Firemen up: Zelders, Bornman, Schrefller, Libau, Sheesley, Davis. Conductor up: Frallck. Flagman up: Frank. Brakemen up: Kieffer, Heck, Reese, Fleck. Yard Crenii—To go after 4 p. m.: .. Engineers for 1886, 1454, iOi, llil, 1270, 1820. . . Firemen for 1869, 1454, 70t, 1806, 1556. Engineers up: Hohenshelt, Brenne man. Thomas, Rudy, Houser. Meals, Stahl, Swab, Crist. Harvey, Saltsman, Kuhn. Pelton, Shaver, Hoyler. Beck, Barter, Biever, Blosser. Firemen up: Getty, Barkey. Sheets, Bail', K.vde, Key. Myers, Boyle. Ship lev, Revje. Ulsh, Bostdorf. Schlefer, Weigle. Hart, Lackey, Cookerley, Maeyer. Sholter. F.NOI.A SIDE Philadelphia Division—247 crew first to go after 3:45 f>. m.: 228, 241, 201, 214, 226, 233. 246, 204, 235. 225, 236, 243. Engineers for 228, 226, 243. Firemen for 228. 226. Conductors for 4, 16, 33, 36. Flagmon for 14, 25, 33, 35, 44, 46. Brakemen for 4, 14, 25, 28, 43, 4i. Conductors up: Gundle, Eaton, Lingle, Kungle. I Brakemen up: Decker, Malseed. Knight. Summy. Shuler, Deets, Walt | man, Taylor, Stlmeling. Mumma, Fen i stemacher. I Middle Division —2so crew first to go latter 1:30 p. m.: 218, 241. 232. 230, 226, I - 4S ' 247 ' ItKMHXG CHEWS i West-bound: 17 crew first to go * after 11.30 a. m.: 4, 11, 12, 19, 8, 10, -3, I «, 2. 20, 1. East-bound: 71 crew first to go after ! 11,30 a. m.: 62, 64, 68, 69, 52. 53, 58. Engineers up: Fortney, Wood, Tip- I ton, Woland. Firemen up: Rumbaugh, Dobbins, Dobbins, Carl, Anders, Fulton, Chron- Ister. Brakemen up: Ayers, Mumma, Hol bert. McHenrv, Stralr, Shader, Yoder. Taylor, Hellinan, Troy, Bingaman. Painter, Kupp, Ware, Hoover. THIEVES TRACED BY CHICKENS' BLOOD I * Three Men Who Robbed Merchant on Christmas Eve Are Captured Special to The Telegraph Waynesboro, Pa., Dec. 28.—Clar ence Wallace. Bruce McLaughlin and Howard Wingert have been arrested, charged with holding up and robbing John H. Baer who conducts a mill And feed store at Cless Station, two miles from Waynesboro, on Christmas Eve about 8 o'clock. The men were sent to Chambersburg jail. On Saturday night Wallace was identified by Mr. Baer as one of the men who held him at the point of revolvers while he was j robbed of SIOO in money and some' checks. When Wallace was searched twenty-five $1 bills and check for $lO j were found In his pockets. Wingert i was brought in this morning and iden- I tilled as the man who took the purse ( while Mr. Baer was covered f>y the | guns of Wallace and McLaughlin. : After leaving Baer's store the rob bers took a chicken off a fence and wrung the head off. By the blood dripping on the snow the trail of the robbers was easily followed ns they went along the tracks of the Western Maryland railroad to Midvale and thenoe to a lane leading to Amster dam, where they had a horse and sleigh waiting along the road. Ohief of Police Boley received a telephone message telling of the robbery and went in pursuit at once, succeeding in rounding up the thieves in a short time. ENTKRTAINMKNT AT DAUPHIN Dauphin, Pa., Dec. 28.—Last even ing the last of a series of Christmas entertainments was hold by the Luth eran Sunday school. The program consisted of recitations, dialogues and a cantata, entitled "Around the Man ger," sung by the choir lead by Profes sor Ego. A special feature of the evening was a recitation by Miss Grace | Klshpaugh, of York, Pa., "The Volun-I teer Organist." streets, l>Y the RPV. William I£. Pllte. ilean of the Bible Training School of Bible School Park, N. Y. Sessions will bp held to-night, at 7:43 o'clock, anil to-morrow afternoon ami evening. This series of Slble conferences was especially recommended for church peo ple and trallhltters by Evangelist Stough. The subjects on the program are: "The Hook of Ruth," "Christ Test ing the Will of Ood,' and "Man Prov ing the Will of Ood." The committee of arrangements consists of the following: W. G. llean, Dr. J. Nelson Clark, Dr. D. J. Hetrick, 11. E Carl. I'hilip Heed, Prank Gregory, Pred Kelker and Ben jamin P. Eby. TIIK itKV. IIOIIK:<T STKWAIIT I>II;S The Rev. Robert C, Stewart, aged 84 years, died at his home, in Columbus, Ohio, December 23. He was a former resident of Dauphin county ami is well known in Harrlsburg and vicinity. He Is survived by his wife. three sons. Robert, of Pittsburgh; William, of At lanta, Ga„ and -lerle, of New Mexico; one daughter, Mrs. Cawley. of Pitts burgh: two brothers, Thomas 8., a Civil War veteran, of Ohio, and J. J. Stewart, of Elgonler, lnd. The Rev. Mr. Stewart served In the Presbyterian ministry for forty years. His father was an elder of the Old Hanover Pres byterian Church for many years, and comes from a Revolutionary family. Choir SlniSH Carols.—The members of the choir of Tabernacle Baptist Church spent a delightful Christmas eve by going to the homes of the members of the church and to the homes of sick people and singing Christmas carols. In the choir were: Mrs. P. Crlswell, Mrs Urleh. Mrs. Arnold, Mrs. Weber. Mrs. Hunter Mrs. R. Shoemaker, and Misses Ruth Weeber , Ethel Wafd. Evelyn Waid, Blanche Elvsey, Marguerite Wild man, Halliet Mathews, Winnie Jones Mabel Blessing, Beryl Kawel, and George Sharp. William E. Jones, M. Urleh, P. Arnold, It. Shoemaker, I<\ Weber. P. Wald and William Swart* MOYIF.M TELL CHRISTMAS STOHY The special Chrlstmus service last night at the Fifth Street Methodist Church had the novelty of stereoptlc.on and moving pictures of religious sub jects In addition to the musical attrac tions on the program. Colored views of the life of Christ and moving pictures In Illustration of celebrated hymns held the closest attention of the full-sized audience. Special lilms on Christmas subjects had been ordered by the Rev IV H. Hart, hut were destroyed In a 'railroad wreck and had to be substitut ed by tiie hymn pictures und several nature studies. IMI IS TO BE MODIFIED I Part of Dauphin Will Remain Un der State Regulation For Awhile ' \ ■ Orders modifying 1 . the quarantine of g the State Livestock Sanitary Board for I JCffwt the foot and mouth I fife MWBct dlsea.se will be ls llt aSoB% sued by the board HWblQu on Wednesday or IBM . Thursday and the area now quaran tlned will be con slderably reduced. In some districts whole counties will "f c °ntinued in quarantine, while in others only parts of counties will be kept closed to shipment of cattle with- State permits. Comparatively few now cases have been reported lately and In counties where there was trouble things have cleared up. Part of Dauphin will be taken out | of quarantine, but York, Lancaster and Cumberland will ho kept In. Formal Order Out. —Formal orders were issued by the Public Service Com mission making the reduced rates for hauling: anthracite coal from the Le high, Schuylkill and Wyoming regional to Philadelphia effective January 12. The decision of the commission was announced a wetvli ago and the order is dated December 12, to be effective thirty days later. The Pennsylvania and Philadelphia and Heading Kail road Companies are directed to make and file new tariffs. Electrocution Warrant. —The second electrocution warrant to be issued wuis signed to-day by the Governor for the execution of James Boyd, Philadel phia. He is to bo put to death at the new Western Penitentiary in the week of March 1. ltusli For Licenses. —The rush for automobile licenses at the State High way Department is something tre mendous just now. The shipments ure being made as fast as possible and theforce is working at night. l"|> to New Governor. —The charges of the lawyers of the Philadelphia commuters against the Public Service Commission have been placed before Governor-eleiy Brumbaugh with the request that he consider holding up of the continuations. Canary Concert. —The State Treas ury was treated to a concert by a prize canary to-day. It was a present to William C. Morton, the bond clerk, who allowed his fellow attaches to hear It until the time came to go home. Preparing Pay Bill. —According to information reaching the Capitol pre paration of a militia pay bill is under way and it will bo one of the subjects to be brought to the attention of the Legislature by Guardsmen. Just ice Xamed. —Jacob H. Hetrick was to-day appointed justice of the j peace for Beaver township, Snyder county. Tiu'rense Filed.—The Library Place 'Land Company, of Pittsburgh, liled notice of increase of debt to amount of $350,000. Spent Holiday at Home. —C. E. Wil lock and Hale Hill, of the Auditor General's Department, spent the holi days at their homes in Allegheny county. Pushing Exhibit. State Commit;-; sioner of Health Dixon ia pushing the | State hygiene exhibit for the San Fran- I cisco exposition. He is giving personal J attention to it.* Heavy Cost of Disease.—lt is esti mated in Reading that the foot and mouth disease will cost Berks farmers $73,000. , Stuart's Birthday.—Friends of ex- I Governor Stuart on Capitol Hill'wired their congratulations to him on his birthday anniversary to-day. Attended Meetings.—Dr. John Prico Jackson, Commissioner of Labor and Industry, and Francis Feehan, super vising inspector In the western end of the State, are attending the labor legislation conference in Philadelphia to-day. Board to Meet.—The State Board of Education will meet here to-mor row morning. It will be the last meet ing to be attended by Dr. Martin G. Brumbaugh, who has been a member since Its formation. Kalhfus Appeals. • Dr. Joseph I Kalbfus, secretary of the State Game j Commission, has taken an appeal in, Clearfield county from a prosecution against a Pittsburgh man for illegally' killing deer. The costs were put on I the State. Preparing For Court. —Deputy At torney General W. M. Hargest Is pre paring for the Supreme Court session beginning on January 4 at Philadel phia. Several State cases are to be heard. Inspection* Next Week. The In spections of organizations of the Na tional Guard by federal army officers will be started next week. The as signments of officers have bfen com pleted. How to Milk Cows, All He Learned in 4 Years at Glen Mills, He Says Seventeen-year-old Eevl Thomas, a negro, told the Dauphin County Court this morning that he hud put In four and a half years at the State's House of Refuge ut Glen Mills. Ho was re turned to the same Institution. Thomas, who was charged with lar ceny, bewailed the fact that he "was never treated right." life was arraign ed on a larceny charge. In answer to a query of Judge Kunkel's, Eevl said that all he learned at the Mills during hos four years' stay was to milk cows I Two nonsupport cases were disposed jof to-day, too. John Neidlnger, who j was charged with failing to support his family and assault and battery upon i his wife, got a $lO line and costs and i was directed to pay $3.50 for sup port. Harry Wilvert was ordered to I pay $3.50 per week toward the support of his wife and seven children. Since jllt 10 the family has been on tho As sociated Churlty lists. Two Americans Shot by Canadian Troops Oy Associated press I Buffalo, N. Y.. Dec. 28. One Amerl i can was Instantly killed and another 1 seriously wounded by Canadian troops patrolling the Canadian border at Fort lOrle, Ont.. opposite this city to-day. The i men were hunting ducks out of season ! in the Niagara river and In Cunedlan i waters. Provincial Police Officer Thomas Delaney, of Port Erie, ordered the men to stop shooting. They de clined and Delaney called upon a cor poral and two privates of the Forty fourth liattallon, of tho Canadian militia, for assistance. The corporal ordered the mon to come ashore. Instead they headed their boat I for the American shore and were beat -1 ing a hasty retreat when, at the order of Delanev, the soldiers tired upon them. Walter Smith was shot through the head and killed, and Charles Dorsch WHS seriously Injured In the shoulder. Both resided In Buffalo. 200.000 GERMANS \T ANTWERP Amsterdam, via Eondon, Dec. 28, 4.2." A. M. —-The Antwerp corrccpon dent of the Hundlcsblad states on the authority of German officers, that I they have ben ordered to defend the position if besieged by the allies. HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH /QTRP'I rnn AQiDDLerown j 816 RECEPTION TO DDI: IAUFEB FRIDHY St. John's Lutheran Congregation to Be Host to New Pastor All the Lutheran ministers in Har rlsburg, the pastors of all denomina tions in Steelton, Oberlln and Iligh spire and the congregation of St. John's Lutheran Church are invited to a reception to be tendered the Rev. George N. Laufer, new pastor of St. John's, on Friday evening at is o'clock. I The church council and the congre gation will be hosts. The reception I will be held in the Sunday school room. Music by an orchestra, a brief program, refreshments and a general handshaking all around will be feat ures of the evening. . The Rev. Mr. Laufer is a former Newvlile, Cumberland county, minis ter. He was called to St. John's to succeed the Rev. Dr. M. P. Hocker. I Dr. Hocker, after thirty-one years of service, retired to accept the super intendency of tlie Kmaus Orphanage, Middletown. STEELTON PERSONALS Mr. and Mrs. Wilmur Cumbler, Last End, have returned from a visit to Mifflintown. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Geesey, Swat ara street, are home from Lancaster where they spent Christmas. Winfield Bricker has returned to York after spending Christmas with relatives here. C. M. Lighty, of Cincinnati, and Pro fessor Harry D. Lighty, of l'ough keepsie, N. Y., are visiting their mother, Mrs. Margaret Lighty, Lincoln street. Frank Jeffries has returned to Staten island after visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jeffries, Locust street. James P. Calhoun, of Mlehlin, has gone to Memphis, Tenn., where lie will make his home, after a visit over Christmas with his son, A. J. Calhoun, 012 North Third street. Edgar Miller, of New York, was in Steelton Saturday. William Schaedler. of Philadelphia, is the guest of relatives here. PRESENTS GOLD WATCH H. J. Sanders, teacher of Class 23, of Centenary United Brethren Sun day school, was presented .with a handsome gold watch by the class yes terday. The Rev. A. K. Wler, the pas tor, made the presentation speech. Miss Loyal Zerby was also presented with a gift. Following the presenta tion of gifts officers were elected for the ensuing year. They include: Presi dent, Joseph Wolfe, Sr.; vice-presi dent. James Grimes: secretary. Daniel Reifsnyder; treasurer, Wesley Karstet ter; reporter, Ira Cargill; chorister, Joseph Wolfe; organist. Miss L. Zerby. FALL ON ICE KILLS MAN Peter Delinar, 55 years old, 614 | South Third street, died yesterday from Injuries sustained in a fall on |an icy pavement. His skull was frac tured. Delinar is survived by his wife and live children. Funeral serv ices will be held in St. Mary's Croatian Catholic Church to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. The Rev* Father Anton Zuvich will officiate and burial will 'be made in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Coroner Jacob Eckinger investigated the death and decided that an inquest was unnecessary. ARREST .1 FOR WIFE-BEATING Three men, all foreigners, were ar rested Sunday charged with beating women. This makes a total of six arrests on woman-beating charges since Christmas. HOB STOKE Robbers last night stQle two over j coats from the store of Joseph Rob jbins, 35 South Front street. The thieves entered the ltobbins store by [smashing a large plate glass window in the front of the building with a brick. 20.000 PEOPLE JOIN 1915 SAVINGS CLUBS [Continued From First Page] mately $50,000 was paid out just be fore Christmas this year. The Commercial Bank conducts its club on the 52-week policy and any one can enter at any time of the year. Some people who want a vacation fund begin paying in each week In the mid dle of the summer and the next year receive the money with interest for vacation expenses. The other banks conduct both a Christmas and a vaca tion fund. Smaller Towns Have Clulis, Too Some of the smaller towns nearby have started Christmas clubs and re- 1 port hundreds of members already. I The amount of money paid in each week varies according to the class which the member joins. In some cases the ilrst week one cent is paid, second week two cents and each week Increases one cent until the end of the year. Other classes start, with two cents the Ilrst week and increase two cents each week, and so on. This is also worked the other way, starting with a dollar first and decreasing. Some classes "have the same aufiount that must be paid in week/ The five banks that, have these funds and the opening dates of the clubs are as follows; Union Trust Company, North Mar ket Square, December 21; Citizens,! December 21 ; Commercial, any time! during year; Security Trust, Decern-1 ber 26; East Knd, December 21. BRIGHT SPOTS ON 1915 BUSINESS SKY [Continued From First Page] rail orders have been booked within the past three days. The Harrlsburg Boiler and Manu facturing plant is moving along with enough orders to keep the depart- j ments busy. New year prospects at this time cannot be foretold, according , to an ofliclpl st- tement to-day. At the Harrlsburg Chamber of; Commerce it was said that statistics which will be forthcoming within the next three weeks, will give a fair Idea of the prospects for local industries, The local Chamber of Commerce Is assisting in making a federal census of local industries. STEELTON SNAP SHOTS To Repent Cantata.—"Mischievous Santa," a cantata given by members of Grace United Evangelical Church Inst evening, will be repeated New Year's evening. Will Elect Officers. —Washington Camp, 102, P. O. S. of A., will meet this evening to elect officers and "in itiate a class of new members. A smoker will follow the regular busi ness meeting. Entertainment at First Reformed. —William Stonesifer, professor of mu sic at the Pottsdam Conservatory, Ithaca, N. V.. and Mr. and Mrs. Guy McCoy, of Philadelphia, gave a de lightful musical entertainment in the First Reformed Church last evening. Professor Stonesifer gave several se lections on the pipe organ and Mr. and Mrs. McCoy sang. Bury Child. —The funeral of John, the Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Jenakovic, 437 Main street, who died yesterday, was held in St. James' Catholic Church this morning. Burial was made in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Will Hold Dance.—The Imperial Band, Stoelton's new musical organi zation, will make its initial bow to the public this evening when a dance and concert will be given in Creation hall. J Revival at Church of God. —At an evangelistic service in the Main Street Church or God last evening six con verts went to .the altar. As a result revival services will be held each evening th\Js week with a "Watch Night" service New Year's Eve. Will Give Entertainment. —The pri mary department of the First Metho dist Sunday School will give an enter tainment in the social room of the church to-morrow evening. A silver offering will be lifted. <■» Postpone Meeting. A meeting of the Steelton Glee Club, scheduled for this evening, has been postponed until January 4, when a rehearsal will be held at the home of Charles Krout, 172 South Second street. Announce Birth, Mr- am ' George Harlacker, 217 Lincoln street, announce the birth of a daughter, December 22. _ . „„ , Municipal League Meets.—-The Mu nicipal League will meet this evening at 49 North Front street. hMIDDLETOWfI' * -1 PERCY JOHNSON DIES The funeral o." Psrov Johnson, who died Saturday, will be held from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Johnson, Grant street, to-morrow aft ernoon at 1 o'clock, and at St. Peters Lutheran Church at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Fuller Bergetresser will officiate and burial will be made in the ceme tery at Geyer's Church, Mr. Johnson was 34 years old. He is survived by his parents six brothers, William, I Harry, Donald, Chester and Claude, of Middletown; George, of West Fair view; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Kara deeiuer, Lydia and Ann, at home. MBDDLETOWN NOTES Elect Officers. —The Methodist Sun day school yesterday elected the fol lowing officers: Superintendent, N. C. Fuhrman; assistant superintendent, H. J. Wickey; secretary of school, Davis Garver, assistant secretary, Victor Tritch; iinancial secretary, H. A. Me- Kee; treasurer, Webster Weaver; mis sionary treasurer, Mrs. H. S. Rotli; missionary president, Mrs. A. G. Banks; organist, Miss Beck; assistant, Miss Beltzel; librarian, Mr. Beck; as sistants, Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Beck. Hold Masquerade. —The Daughters of Liberty will hold a masquerade ball this evening. Refreshments will be served. Plan New Year's Shoot. —The Mid dletown Rod and Gun Club will hold a shoot on New Year's Day. Both live and clay bird matches will" be held. Cutting Ice.—Workmen for H. K. Baum began cutting the first ice of the season Saturday. The quality is | reported to be excellent. ROWERS —BRYAN A pretty holiday wedding was sol emnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bryan, at Oberlin, Christmas ! afternoon, when their daughter. Miss [Annie Bryan, was married to William F. Bowers. The Rev. D. E. Rupley, pastor of the Oberlin Lutheran Church, officiated. About thirty guests were present . A turkey dinner was served after the ceremony. AIRMEN CAUSE LOSS TO GERMAN STATION [Continued From First Png^ of tlie Hungarian Premier, Count I Tlsza, to the German headquarters and • his interview with Emperor William ! were not undertaken spontaneously, bu\ tliut Count Tisza was summoned |by Vhe Emperor and Riven to under ; Stand that Germany is relying upon ; Hungary even more than upon Aus tria in the struggle against the allies. Francis Joseph Thanks Americans For Gifts | Washington, Dec. ES.—The State I Department to-day announced receipt of the following telegram from Am bassador Penfleld at Vienna: i "Emperor Francis Joseph has com municated to me his grateful thanks I to the sympathetic friends In America : who sent gifts of clothing and toys to the war orphans by the ship Jason. The half million gifts this week are being distributed throughout Austria- Hungary. The Emperor thanks every donor and person taking part in work of sending Christmas cheer to his suf fering people." KI'HKIANH AGAIN HKTHKAT Petrograd, Dec. 28, via London, 3.16 jP. M. —The Investment by the Rus sians of the Austrian fortress at Cra jcow has again been raised. Following I the discovery of an attempt made by the Austrians to divide the Russian forces in Galicia, the Russians re treated eastward for a distance of fifty miles. SUNDAY BCHOOL ELECTION Elizabethvllle, Pa., Dec. 28.—The IT. B. Sunday School yesterday elected the following officers to serve the com ing year: Superintendent, C. F. Dan iel; first assistant superintendent, James E. Lent?.; second assistant su perintendent, Charles Matter; treas urer, Lewis Buffington; secretary, Jesse Zelgler; assistant secretary, Mir iam Bander; pianist, Ellen Bechtel; librarians, Anna Gaupp, Leona Daniel, Italph Zeigler and Florence Whitman; superintendent home department, Mrs. C. W. Enders; assistant superin tendent home department. Mrs. D. D, llelt; superintendent cradle roll, Mrs. R. K. Buffington; assistant superinten dent cradle roll, Mrs. Christ Gaupp; superintendent temperance work, the Rev. Mr. Rhoads; assistant superin tendent temperance work, Mrs. H. M. Miller; superintendent missionary work, Nellie Bufflngtoii. DECEMBER 28, 1914. Finest tobaccos, skillfully Blended-that's the source of that rare aromatic flavor which has made FATIMA cigarettes famous FILE 40 ACCOUNTS FOR FIRST COURT 'lnitial Orphans' Session January 26—Eight Statements Relate to Minors' Estates wiii^ tion at that time. pI JA e ,? cc ?, Un , t8 to be presented in -5 rtZ ,u " rHt an<l llnal accounts in • m« t estates, four complete ac thlrd Anrt fl i Ht ttnd > )artia| . : " I ' l one l£ final account. mmfj l * °, f „ Htate ments to be sub- Thn fl.. Include those of minors. thr.«J ll\ ?• J ,ttrtlal accounts include }' e *,° the estates of Joseph a Hanna C. Criswell. The later Colnp Saturday by the reg- Pardon For Two Dauphin S" •" Applications for pardons tor David Kaufman, recently convict-1 ?,i ? f I lar ' c,n >'. "nrt Milton Weaver, con-! victerl of a crime growing out of an attack upon Garfield Givens while the latter was asleep on a park bench, will j be made to the board of pardons on j January r> and January 20, respective-' V s '', , Weaver was sentenced June 13,! 1.114. for a term of from one to two years. To S( 'll Bakery.- —John C. Orr, trus tee in bankruptcy for John Wagner, will conduct a public sale January 16 ['! bakery and its equipment and the dwelling, No. U27 Boas street, own ed by Wagner. Two Months to Present Claims.— Creditors of the Pleaaantville Water Company have been directed by Charles J. Moore, the receiver, to pre sent to him by January 21, all claims and demands against the company. The time limit of two months was fixed to date from November 21 and linns" and Individuals interested are notified that unless they submit their claims within the time specified they will be excluded from benefits or divi dends which may be declared by the court. CHRISTMAS WEDDINGS Hagerstown, Md., Dec. 28. Miss Nellie A. Mines, of Northumberland, Pa., and Charles Henninger, of Sun bury, Pa,, were married on Christmas morning at the parsonage of tlie First Baptist Church in this city by the Rev. IS. K. Thomas. Miss Mary Charles and Leonard L. i Bowden, both of Wiconisco, Pa., were united in marriage here on Christmas Day at the parsonage of the First Bap tist Church by the Rev. E. K. Thomas. Miss Bessie Potter, of Zullinger, Pa., and Clyde Class, of Chambersliurg, Pa., were married on Christmas Eve 1 in this city by the Rev. E. K. Thomas. Miss Mabel Baker and William H. i Wagaman, both of Mont Alto, Pa., were married at the parsonage of St.' Paul's United Brethren Church in this city on Christmas by the Rev. Dr. A. B. Statton. TO DISMISS UK'S FERRY TOIL FIGHT [Continued From First Page] concession from the State only for canal-towing; purposes and when the company ceased operation the bridge privileges reverted to the State. At torney Lyman I). Gilbert was counsel at the time and the matter lay dor mant until his death, when Attorney Charles 11. Bergner had the case marked on tiie argument list. Colonel Fred M. Ott. the County Solicitor, said to-day that a formal application for discontinuance will likely be made to morrow. The complete list follows: Tlic Argument I,lst State vs. Abraham Gerber, motion for new trial; hearing of application of county for condemnation-of Clark's Kerry bridge over Susquehanna on road leading from Henvenue to Clark's Kerry, Heed township; City vs. Smith Premier Typewriter Company, rule lor reurgument; State vs. Keystone Guard, exceptions to auditor's report; Charles W. Slpie vs. Emma Campboll, hearing on <i>icstion of law on verdict as to right of set-off; Wetrustu Outfitting Company vs. Nina i). Williams, rule to open judgment; Gately & Kltzgerald Supply Company vs. IT. K. Gamber, rule to open Judgment; Arthur C. lackey vs. Lauretta Low, et al., by agent, James D. Low, rule to strike off services of James Low as agent for Anna E. Donnelly; E. G. Patton vs. Sophia Keidingur, rule to show why cause should not be amended and Judgment reduced; State vs. Dollar Savings Bank, motion for Judgment for want of sufficient release; Kane and Elk Kuilroad, appeul from Public Service Commission rulings In Gaffney and James City crossing case hearing; Joseph Salinger vs. Maljevac Mato and Annie Madjevac, rule to open Judgment; D. E. Urightbill vs. George B. Weast, rule to strike oft appeal; 13, Handler vs. Martha Howard, rule to show cause why bond should not be reduced to show actual value of goods. LACK OK VIGOR IN EAST AND WEST London, Dec. 28. —On the battle lines In both the eastern and western areas of the war the only movements seemed to-da.v to have lost something of their headway. On the western front the allied offensive has momen-! tarily shown a lack of vigor, while' General Von Illndenburg, the German I commander seems to have come to a ! standstill on the Vistula. At the same firhe Vienna admits a check to the [Austrian forces stationed along the Carpathians. COUNTIES 10 HI SCHOOL BO Aft DS Suggestion Made by Rural Educa tion Survey Committee to the State Association Recommendation that the State school laws be changed so that there shall be a county unit of education with a small county board of school directors, is made in the survey of the rural schools of Pennsylvania by a special committee of the Pennsylvania State Educational Association, which begins its annual meeting lie»e to j morrow. The committee was named jat the meeting in Pittsburgh a year iago and charged with the duty of mak ' ing a study of the needs and condi tions of the rural schools, the initiative | being taken by Dr. Samuel Hamilton, I superintendent of the schools of Alle ■ gheny county. On the committee were I Dr. Nathan G. Schaeffer, (State Super intendent. of Public Instruction; Dr. Raymond W. Sies, University of Pitts ' burgh; Dr. Harlan UpdegrafC, Univer sity of Pennsylvania; Dr. Louis F. Ru .peer. State College; Professor M. G. E. Milnor, superintendent of Lycoming county schools, and Professor Frank A. McClung, superintendent of Butler county schools. The committee divided up the survey and had the assistance of a number of educators, including men familiar with rural conditions. The report will likely be called to the attention of the Legislature. For County School Tax The proposition for a county school board is one of a score of recommenda tions and would empower the board to levy a county school tax; to An boundaries of school districts regard less of township lines; furnish the supplies at expense of local boards when they fall to do so promptly; elect the county school superintendent and his assistants and to have general su pervision of attendance officers throughout thes county. In addition it is recommended that the association appoint committees for a thorough study of the three big ( problems—distribution of State school funds, training of teachers for rural ! schools and standardization of tho | rural school plant. First among recommendations is | one that the section of the school code i adding $5 per month to the minimum j salary "be made operative by the nec ; essary appropriation." It is also rec iominended that the Legislature pro vide funds to pay the assistant county superintendents and that country com missioners provide offices and sten ographers for county superintendents. To Give Special Aid In regard to rural districts It Is recommended that special assistance be given those unable to raise funds to erect proper buildings and furnish the required seven months' term and that State uniformity of t&xation for school purposes be considered. It is also provided that the State appropria tion be withheld from districts which do not have buildings In a sanitary condition. Medical inspection is recommended to be made obligatory in all rural dis tricts and that wherever possible school nurses bo employed to visit homes and secure proper medical at tention. The State is urged to bring its stand ard plans for one, two and three-rooia buildings to the attention of local boards und commendation is given tho efforts to establish social centers In rural schools. Boards are urged to organize night schools for foreigners* and it is suggested that programs for teachers' Institutes bo made moro "helpful rather than entertaining." Another idea is that all re-elections of? principals be subject to approval byf tho country superintendent. More Normal Schools Normal schools are urged to pro-* vlda courses on agriculture and im provement of rural life; as well a» model one-room schools for observa tion and practice, increase facilities for training teachers for rural schools, and to establish schools In open coun try. More normal schools aro alsc* urged. A larger appropriation Is urged for rural high schools teaching agricul ture and domestic science, and that high schools bo allowed to add post graduate courses to train teachers foil tho country school work. The atten tion of the State Is called to the ad vantage of Federal aid for agricul tural extension. On compulsory education the re port says: "The law should be fur ther amended so as to reach moro effectively the unemployed between 14 and 16 years of age, including the pro vision of attendance officers not mem ; hers of school boards, and tho re quirements that the employment cer tificates of children between the agen named be returned immediately to tho school authorities whenever employ ment ceases." HARD LUCK WITH SEW SLEIJ Dickinson. Pa., Dec. 2*.—Harris W|l* Hams, the Telegraph carrier boy here, on Christmas got a new conster seld or large size and took It to tho hflls fort a tryout. On tho first run down tho hill, the sled ran Into a putter anil broke, throwing young Williams vio lently to tho Ice. Ills collarbone and. ribs were broken and he was severely bruised all over the body. Ho will bo confined to the house for some time. CLASS TO MEET New Cumberland, Pa.. Dec. 28.—0n Tuesday evening the Sunday School class taught by Mrs. William Mathlas of Trinity United Brethren Church will meet at the home of Mrs. Heleni Hoover in Fifth street. 7