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-«*♦* f . • « Germans Resume Violent Offensive-Operations HARRISBURG ifiSliii TELEGRAPH LXXXIV — No. 7 •SIX-CERT BREAD Oil SMALLER LOAVES TO BE SOLD HERE SOON Likely to Raise Price as Change in Size Means New Bake shop Pans SAY SOMETHING MUST BE DONE Practically All Large Bakers Agree That Increase Must Come as Flour Mounts Whether to raise the price of bread to six cents or to reduce the size of the loaf from 16 to 12 ounces will be discussed by Harrisburg bakers at a conference to be held soon, possibly next Monday. That something must be done soon on account of the soaring price of flour is the individual opinion of prac tically every baker interviewed. Flour used by the bakers is from two to two and a half dollars a barrel higher now than before the war and a probable further increase is mak ing the bakers sleepless. They see all their profits vanish as they are ob liged to replenish stocks of flour at the high prices. An increase of one cent a loaf and maintenance or the same size is con sidered by several of the largest bak ers as just to consumers and baker alike. Reduction In size would mean change in bakeshop pans as well as more uncertainty on the part of the consumer as to how much he really got for his money. Althousti there is no bakers' asso es more uncertainty on the part of elation in llarrt3burg, it is understood that the larger producers will attempt to work together agreeably in any sweeping change, such as the present situation demands. Informal nego tiations between the big bakers have been begun with a view toward the most satisfactory adjustment. i<. M. Brlcker of the West Shore Bakery said this morning: "If things keep on as they are now, there is only ime thing to do- —charge more for bread: bakers cannot continue mak ing bread at a loss, and we can't re duce expenses of labor or mainlain vnce. I favor a six-cent loaf rather than a reduction in size of a five-cont loaf. I,eft overs Hold I'p the Price we could do away with the com n practice of the return of stale * "bread, which is the bakers' greatest •source of loss, we could continue to make a full sixteen-ounce loaf for five cents so long as flour is on the under Hide of eight dollars a barrel. Ac cording to tho present custom the grocers do not buy bread outright from the bakers, but they return un sold loaves the second day. and we have to dispose of this bread to cheap hotels, boarding houses, poor people, or as chicken feed at a price lower than cost. If the grocers would buy [Continued on Page 7] Police Sergeant Shot to Death by Robbers Who Escape With $4 St. 1-ouis, ,lan. 9.—Michael Gibbons, a police sergeant, was shot and killed to-day by two robbers on a suburban station of the Wabash railroad. The men were robbing the station safe when Gibbons saw them through a window. As he opened the door he saw the watchman sitting on a chair and one man holding a revolver over him. The other man who was back of the ticket window and just about to blow open the safe, llrcd a shot as Sergeant Gibbons entered, killing him instantly. The robbers then blew open the safe, from which they took four dollars and escaped. Training School Students Attend Talk by Miss Eaton Forty students in the teacher train ing school, of which Miss Anne Wert is principal, attended the regular biweekly lecture, given yesterday by Miss Alice Eaton, librarian of the Public TJhrary. Miss Uaton spoke on "Children's Picture Books and Their Illustrators." The subject of the next address is "The First Heading Books for the Child." The course for the training school was begun last October and will con tinue until the close of tho school year. It is divided into two sections— first, the proper arrangement of books And the use of the library. The sec ond part will be devoted to study of children's books. THE WEATHER For llarrlahuric mill vlelnltyi Fair tn-nlicht nud Sunday, uot much • hniiKr In temperature) lowest temperature to-night about S8 de cree*. For Fantern IVnnxj l» nnln : t 'nlr to n'Kht and Sunday: gentle wind*, moNtly went. River The SuMijueliiinnn river anil nil Its trl litrtarlen above llnrrlnlinrK are now fallliiK, nml practically all the Ire mm afloat In In the mailt 4 river or haa pnnaeil out Into the b«- The river anil all It* brnneliea vrlll fall to-nleht anil Mula.v. A ntaice of about 10.-1 feet In Inillenteil for Harrlaburg Sunday morning. fieneral < ondltlonn Under the influenee of au area of hlKh barometric preanure that covera the eaatern half of the 1 nlted States, nltli Ita eenter over the l.owrr olilo Valley, fair lventher pretalla In praetlenllv all dlntrleta cant of the Roek.v Moun tain*. except In Southern Florida, where rain wan falling; thla morn ln«r. Temperature! R a. m., 3«. Sum nines. 7:27 a. m.; acta. 4:5# p. M. Mooni New moon, January 15. Hit! n. m. ni»er Stagri 12.3 feet above low wnter mark. \eaterday'n Weather lllgheat temperature. 42. l.oweat temperature. 111. Mean temperature, 341, Kurtual 'temperature, 2t». HOST OF FRIENDS WILL HONOR TENER Covers Will Be Laid For 100 Per sons at Dinner For Retir ing Executive DINNER WILL BE UNIQUE Harrisburg Club Profusely Deco rated For Event Planned to Exceed All Others Governor John K. Tener will be guest of honor to-night at a dinner tendered to him at the Harrisburg club by a number of his personal friends in Harrisburg. More than 100 covers will be laid and In many re spects the dinner will be unique, as it Is the first given in honor of a retir ing executive in which so many people will participate. The dinner will begin at 6.30 and will be marked by beautiful decora tions. The entire banquet hall has been lined with Southern smtlax by Florist (Miarles Uttley. At the gal lery a patriotic touch is given by American Hugs and festoons of red, white and blue surrounding a por trait of the Governor framed in elec tric bulbs. American Beauty roses will be the table decorations with a huge mass of flowers in front of the Governor. Carnations will be at each place. The committee in charge consists of Charles H. Bergner, John T. Brady, John P. Dohoney, Kobert C. Neal, Jr., George W. Reily, Charles C. Stroll and William M. Donaldson. The subscribers to the dinner in clude many men prominent in the life of Harrisburg and vicinity who have been guests of the Governor at various times and who are his personal friends here. Hospital Managers Select New Superintendent William M. Condon, of Brooklyn, X. Y.. was elected superintendent of the llarrisburg Hospital by the hoard of managers yesterday. He will suc ceed Charles A. Lindblad, who re signed December 1. I9li. Mr. Condon is well trained for the work. He can speak the German, He brew and Italian languages. He was assistant snpanntendent of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital for three years and aft erward superintendent of the German Hospital of Brooklyn for six years. Mr. Condon also had eight years of business experience before entering the hospital work. He has not an nounced when he will take charge of the institution. TWO SVSPKCTKI) OF LARCENY Two stone pile graduates were picked up by Harry White yesterday on suspicion of larceny. The pair, George Graham and Crist Kevlll, were arrested while trying to sell several pairs of new socks and a suit of under wear. The men said they got the goods at Duncannon. STAND PLANS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED All Arrangements For the Place of Inauguration Are Well Worked Out Erection of the stand for the cere | monies attending the inauguration of | Governor-elect Martin G. Brumbaugh [ will be started next week and the de tails of the ceremonies are about completed by Chairman Edward E. Beidleman, who lias been in close touch with the new Governor. General E. DeV. Morrell is out lining tbo inaugural parade and an nouncement o[ its composition will bo ! made In a iJay or so. The members of the subcommittees have thing's iu excellent shape for the oig day. Judging from reports which are reaching this city the Juniata Valley is coming in force to tlio Brumbaugh inauguration. The people up that way [regard the doctor us one of their own because h<> was born and raised in Huntingdon county and there will be special trains from up as far as Al toona rolling into Harrisburg for the ceremonies and the eights and scenes !of the nineteenth. 11 nnl ingdou county people are ar ranging for special cars to come to the city for the events of the day and Blair county will come in force. In addition to Altoona people thyre are districts like Martinsburg. Ttoaring Springs and Claysburg where they call Dr. Brumbaugh "M. G.," who will jam special trains to this city. A Huntingdon dispatch says: "To night at a public mass meeting, which promises to be largely attended, final arrangements will be made for Hunt ingdon county's part in the inaugura tion of its noted son, Martin Grove Brumbaugh, as the next executive chief of Pennsylvania, at Harrisburg, Tuesday. January 19. Indications are that at least a thousand citizens, half a dozen bands, the local company of National Guard and last but not least the Governor's octogenarian father, the Rev. George Boyer Brumbaugh, of Marklesburg, will see the next Gov ernor take his oath of office." COTTON GINNING INCREASES Washington. D. 0.. Jan. 9.—Cotton ginning during the last two weeks of December surpassed the same period of every other year except the record production year of 1911 and brought the total cotton ginned from the crop of 1914 up to 14,447.(>23 bales, a quan tity greater than ever ginned in any other year to January 1 and 130,000 bales more than in 1911. BOY STRUCK BY AUTO George Shaeffer. 7 years old. 259 Delaware street was struck by an automobile yesterday at Third and Muench a fractured lcfc leg. He was taken to the Harris burg Hospital. HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 9, 1915. WILSON INTIMATES CANDIDACY IN 1916 American People May Have a Chance to Judge His Steward ship, He Says IN WASHINGTON LATE TODAY President Gives Notice He Is Fully Prepared to Push Ship Purchase Bill By Associated Press Pittsburgh, Jan. 9.—On Board Pres ident Wilson's Train.) —President Wil son was on his way back to Washing ton to-day after making his first pure ly political speech since he assumed the presidency. He will arrive at the capital at 4.40 o'clock this afternoon. Gossip was rife among the Presi dent's friends over the meaning back of his statement In his Indianapolis speech that "there may come a time when the American people will have lo judge whether 1 know what 1 am talking about or not." Some of his friends insisted that the President was merely referring to the fact that future generations will judge his actions and that he did not intend to convey the impression which was gained by the crowd that he might be a candidate again for the presidency. Other of his friends pointed out that he evidently realized, because of the cheering, the construction that had been placed on his words, and yet he did not correct the impression beyond saying, "X didn't intend to start anything then." The President is returning to Wash ington fully prepared to push his gov ernment ship purchase bill. Vie serv ed notice in his speech yesterday that he will do everything possible to over come opposition to the bill., Mr. Wilson will seek to send to the Senate the nominations of the trade [Continued on l'«*e <] VESSELS WHICH HIKED FOR $5,000 NOW VP TO SIO,OOO Special to The Telegraph Philadelphia. Jan. 9. Some evi dence of the enormous rates being ob tained by steamship companies for the hire of their vessels since the beginning of the war was disclosed yesterday in the admiralty division of the United States District CouVt during an argu ment before Judge Thompson on a motion to reduce a bond In the suit instituted on Thursday over an alleged breach of contract Involving the char tering of the Italian steamship Pru denza. According to the statements of counsel and witnesses, vessels that hired for SB, 000 a month during peaceful times are now bringing as high as $40,000 for the same period. NIGHT SESSIONS IN VIEW By Associated Press Washington, I). C.. Jan. 9. The Sen ate to-day was confronted with pos sible night sessions to consider the Government ship purchase bill. This possibility lias arisen because but little progress lias thus far been made In the consideration of the measure. Central High Girls Must Eat Completed Examination Problem Teacher Wards Against Dyspepsia in Future Husbands by Making Students Swallow Own Dose Here are just a few of the things Miss Frances Hamilton, head of the Central high school cooking depart ment, told the girls of her classes re garding the midyear cooking exams, which begin next Wednesday: "If you have a button off a shoe or your apron, that means a lower grade. "If your uniform is not scrupulously clean and smartly laundered, down comes j'our grade. TWO MORNING FIRES CAUSE SLIGHT GAUGE Backfire Sets Auto Ablaze; Over heated Stove Starts Fire Uptown Fire damaged the delivery auto of Brown & Co., 1217 North Third street, this morning. While the auto was be ing started preparatory to taking it from the garage in Hay alley near F'ulton street a backfire set the oil in the drip pan ablaze. An alarm was sent In from Box 24, Sixth and Cum berland streets. The damage was es timated at $2 5. An overheated stove started a small blaze at the home of Thomas Ames, 1219 North Seventh street, shortly be fore 7 o'clock this morning. The fur niture, carpets and walls were dam aged to the extent of SSO. Firemen responded to an alarm from Box 47, Seventh and Verbeke streets. TARIFF BOARD BILL OFFERED Special to The Telegraph Washington, D. C., Jan. 9.—The cre ation of a tariff board, with power to in\est.igate tariff schedules and the prices of commodities at home and abroad, as well as authority to stimu late international trade, is proposed In a bill introduced by Senator Gore, of Oklahoma. This is the first Intimation that has come from the Democratic side of the necessity to take out of politics and intrust the making of a tariff law. In part, to a body of experts. BOXING LAWS SUCCESSFUL Milwaukee. Wis., Jan. 9.—Boxing In Wisconsin under state regulations lias been a success and the commonwealth | has profited more than $12,000, ac cording to a report of the State Ath letic Commission prepared and issued to-day for presentation to the legis lature. < THREE BIG PROSPERITY VIEWS j. Jj ' idEi rHOMA3 ' A. EDIJOtJKM & £"■ JS _ 4 jWBKiMv » BpfMßggL :yaM[ Kpß» * * %Mmm - - IT""' " ' iHHBgPRgIF JAMU As. PAJEBtau. ■- New York, Jan. 9.—Here ore the views of three very important men on prosperity—Thomas A. Edison, who, after the burning of a $3,000,000 plant, is not discouraged;: Judge K. H. Gary, chairman of the hoard of directors of the Steel Trust, and James A. Earreil, president of it and executive over 160,000 workers. This is what Mr. Edison had to say about worry in connection with the business conditions: "When anyone talks about worry he might apply my new standard of "It your hair is not neatly done up, with no loose ends flying, so many points will come off your average for the term. "If your hands or finger nails show a speck of dirt, your mark will suffer. "You will be given a receipt and the Ingredients to make the dish—then it's up to you. I "And you must eat what you cook." ■IS IDE ' CLEANER CITY IN 14 Redlight Was Cleaned Up; Fewer Strest Wnllwrs; New Clerk Is Needed Statistics showing that 1 larrisbutg has made a considerable gain morally during 1914 will be embodied in the annual report of Colonel Joseph B. Hutchison. Chief of Police. The Colonel will refer to the cleaning up of the red light district and probably have something to say regarding re sults of reform activities along other lines. The report may not reach Council for at least three weeks. Statistics showing the number of arrests, fines paid and other details are now being compiled. As soon as definite figures are available Colonel Hutchison will get busy on his part of the report. He expects to renew his recommendations for more patrolmen. The need of an other clerk and increased Berttllon fa cilities will be pointed out. Colonel Hutchison's report will Bhow a big decrease In the number of street alkers arrested and that there have been few cases of stealing from for igners in t->e ward. PRESIDENT HT.I.U I*RISO!\KIl By dstoiialed Press Washington. D. C., Jan. 9. Details of the recent revolutionary outbreak at Asuncion, Paraguay, where rebels cap tured the President and held him pris oner for twelve hours. were before State Department officials to-day In a cablegram from American Minister Mooney. The dispatch says that not. more than seventy-five were killed and wounded in the outbreak. | LANCASTER WHEAT lip 5 CENTS Lancaster, Pa.. Jan. 9.—The Lan caster grain dealers yesterday ad vanced the price of wheat to $1.30 a bushel, an advance of 5 cents a bushel. They expect it to go to $1.50. worry. Just think of the Kaiser, now on the defensive, with nearly 900 miles of battle front, all told, on the east and west. Why, the average man's worries sink into insignificance com pared to this. Another standard of disaster is Belgium—little, gritty Bel gium! "It has surprised me to see how Americans have become weak-kneed over this war. They seem to be stricken wifch a sort of commercial '[ ' [Continued on Page 8] BROKER ENDS LIFE WHEN FIRM FAILS Counsel For Company Says Rise in Wheat Price Led to Rash Act By Associated Press New York, Jan. 9. G. K. Stringer, Jr., junior member of the Stock Exchange firm of Stringer & Co., shot himself and died instantly in his office shortly before the suspension of the firm was announced to-day on the floor of the Stock Exchange. The lirni of Stringer & Co. was or ganized May 23, 1912. It consisted of G. E. Stringer, Sr., and his son of the same name. At the time of its or ganization the younger Stringer had not attained his majority. Recently, after he had reached the age of 21, he was admitted as a partner. He was married. A few minutes before the opening of the Stock Exchange to-day Stringer, Jr., left his own office and entered that of the Guanajuato Development Com pany, in which the llrir. of Stringer & Co. had an interest. When the ex change opened the failure was an nounced. Not long afterward the body' of Mr. Stringer was found lying on the floor under .i desk in the develop ment company's office with a revolver a few feet away. Announcement Withheld A physician and a policeman were summoned. For more than an hour, however, no announcement was made of Mr. Stringer's death. He had shot himself in the mouth. The firm did a commission business in small proportions. For some years past it had been Interested in Mexican properties, especially mining com panies. The unsettled political con ditions in Mexico, It was said, embar rassed the firm financially and Its sus pension was attributed primarily to this. Young Stringer recently returned to New York from Mexico, where he had gone to look over properties in which his firm was Interested. To the sensational rise in wheat within the past few days was at tributed the failure of the firm by C. A. Decker, its counsel. Mr. Decker said that Sprlngor & Co. had been "badly caught on the short side" of the market and had failed for about $160,000. MEMBERS' OF STOUGH PARTY TO VISIT FRIENDS HERE Announcement was made late this | afternoon that Professor D. 1,. Spooner and Mr. Irvin, chorister and [ pianist, respectively, for the Stough party, would arrive in the city Mon day afternoon from Altoona to at t<yid the. meeting o fthe tabernacle chorus In the evening, when. It is ex pected, a permanent organization will be effected. 12 PAGES • POSTSCRIPT DUAL ASSAULT MADEONRUSS NEAR WARS A W Petrograd Says Fighting Has Become More and More Des perate and Admits Germans Made Some Advances but That They Were Subsequently Driven Back; Armies in West Remain Comparatively Inactive; Austrians Reported Trapped in Galicia German armies are again striking i at Warsaw, from two directions, j Along the Vistula, to the west of the j Polish capital, heavy fighting has been ; resumed, and at the same time a new attack has been launched from the | north. The Petrograd war oHce de scribes the fighting as "more and! more desperate," and admits that the j Germans made advances at many' points, but states that they were sub-1 sequently driven back again. Coincident with the Russian sweep through the Austrian province of' Bukowina. plans are under way in the adjacent country of Rumania for mobilization of the army. Unofficial advices state that the entrance of Ru mania into the war is expected. A Geneva report says that an Aus trian army hns been trapped in Gal- Icia by the Russians, who by an unex pected movement caught , the Aus trians at a disadvantage on difficult ground and placed them In a precari ous position. There was no contlrma- 1 tion, however, of this report. In contrast with the heavy fighting in the east the armies in the west, so far as was revealed, remained com paratively inactive. French Advance Checked The French advance in Alsace ap parently has been checked. Both the French and German official state ments of to-day tell of the recapture by the Germans of Burnhaupt-le- Haut, the town south of Stelnbach, capture of ,vh..n by the French was announced yesterday. In the Argonne violent fighting is again in progress, in one charge the French lost a number of men as the result of a trap set. by the Germans, who permitted them to occupy a trench and then blew it up. Fighting has been resijmed in the Aisne region, where the "allies claim to have captured three lines of Ger man trenches covering 600 meters of | the front. The German statement, m M President Wilson spoke informally to crowds which co!- I !-.c- ' I! i.' i>.buri; ' y as he p • *.i S tiii i.,L on his way to Washington. He alighted from his M. piiva ands with many people. 1 ' PARDONS FOR 1300 MEN J Columbia, S C., Jan. 9.—Full pardons to about 1300 W persons convicted in.South Carolina of various Crimes, and m pa;ole<! since January 1, 1911, were granted to-day by Gov- M ei n< ; Blcise. £ Federal League in its £ linst organized baseball probably will be * > ! e Landis in tbe United States Dis- C £ f iin, Jai M.45 A. M.—Tobacco of war will 1; mi: d::ty. The Span'.h embassy in Ber . ft~r French int- -sts, received v. ; rd f in C .-man am" orities. I'i . .IN MEXICO NEAR? -P i t •«> (} . satiations between in Mexico by wl>i "the problcnjL. o£ K tibn of Mexico has practidfny been solved" werflp C noai last ni & ht to the convention in Mexico City by Gen leial GuijaJrez. POPE HEARS OF CARDINAL'S CASE F.on :, Jan. 9, 2.30 P. M.—The Pope to-day again re ceive in p ivate audience Monsignor Deploiga, president of the Institution of Philosophy at Louvain and had a pro longed conversation with him concerning conditions in Bel gium and the case of Cardinal Mercier. ARREST CANADIAN IN LONDON London, Jan. 9, 1.25 P. M. Benjamiq Hill Smith, a ... ian biith, was to-day remanded in the Bow oace couit on the charge of grand larceny. This action was taken at the request of the New York police au thuuues. Wo details oi the case against him are to be had here. 1 MARRIAGE Mrphrn Paaavrr, Mrrllon, anil l.uba Dlajaa. city. I.eonard Halara and Mary Joknann, city, tirurge Uobfl and Margaret Hupcrt, Hteelton. Htrhrrt W. Hodrnhabcr and Florence HoMlnger, city. Kurle Manfrrd and Catherine I>. 4«Girv«y, Mlddlrtunn. Robert J. Miller and B. Ireae Arthur, city. ,however, says that the French attacks in this region were repulsed. | GERMANS MAKE AN ATTEMPT TO REACH WARSAW FROM NORTH By .Associated Press | Petrograd, via Jan. 9. 4.21 I A. M.—Taking advantage of the con tinued and increasing cold weather, | which has frozen the marshy land | adjacent to the numerous rivers of I North Poland, the Germans are now 1 initiating another attempt on Warsaw | from the north, having contented ! themselves with fortifying and taking I the defense west of' Warsaw, alonK ! the hanks of the Bzura and southward ; between Skierniewiee and Grodzick ! and further southward along the left i bank of the Vistula, the Germans are | now reported massing in the north j preparatory to an advance. OBJECTS TO SHIP PURCHASE By .Associated Press London, Jan. 9.—The Spectator, in i discussing the question of t.ie pur j chase by the United States of Ger | man ships, says that unfortunately the Itlme chosen for the "experiment" was 1 a moment when critical international ! questions must he raised by the new i departure. The legality of the trans | fer is doubtful for the purchose must benefit the belligerent, says the Spec tator. SERIOUS FIGHTING CONTINUES By Associated Press Petrograd. Jan. 9.—An official com munication given out bv the General Staff last night says: "On the left of the Vistula front, at the villages of Soukna, Metarlc and Moghely, th®< fighting has assumed a character mors and more desperate. The Germans, notwithstanding the great losses they have sustained, continue attacks at different points."