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SERVIA IN DIRE NEED OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES Former Virginian Makes Stirring Plea For the Wounded of Adopted Country Conditions in many portions of Ser vla are fully as distressing as in Bel gium, according to Mndam Groultch. wife of the Assistant Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Servla, who writes from temporary relief headquarters In London, to the American Red Cross. Madam Groultch formerly was Miss Mabel Dunlop, of Clarksburg, W. Va. She says there are 100,000 wounded Serbs and Austrians in Servla. There is a lack of medical supplies. Lady Paget, she says, has forward ed an entire shipload of surgical sup plies to Servla. From London. Madam Grouitch has shipped $15,000 worth of supplies to her adopted country, but, she writes, "it is like pouring water into a sieve." A big box of surgical supplies and clothing for refugees was shipped last night by the local Red Cross division Of the homo and war relief commit tee. It contains supplies of all de-j scription. from the various types of bandages for the wounded to warm clothing for the women and children refugees. German Forces Reoccupy Town in Alsace; French Gain at Other Points By Associated Press faris. Jan. 9. 2.40 p. m.—Successes of greater or less importance at vari ous points along the battleline in France are claimed in the ofticial re port on the progress of the H.ghttng given out by the French War Office tlvs afternoon. German victory is admitted in Alsace, where the troops of Emperor William re-occupied l Burnliaupt-le-Haut. In one place the French gain con-' sisted of three lines of German trenches; at another they advanced, tioo yards; elsewhere lesser gains or' the retention of positions are re corded. The French artillery also lias been active with results declared to be advantageous. Vulcan Will Have Harrisburg Salesroom H. A. Fishburn, manager of the Pen- i l rook Garage, and representative for ] she Vulcan motor cars in this terri tory. will market the car through a l'arrisburg office in the future under the name of the Vulcan Motor Company of Harrisburg. Temporary offices are at ISO 2 Walnut street, but central show looms will be opened shortly. This ar rangement is necessitated because of increased territory which will be cov ered l>\ subdealers. The service station v.-ill continue at tlie Penbrook Garage, v here every needed facility is conveni ently arranged to give service to Vul can owners. The new 1915 models are materially improved, so much so in fact that one can scarcely recognize the Vulcan in Us present attractive design. The im provements include refinements, body design and mechanical changes of im portance that mean a great advance in motor ear construction. Complete de tails of new models are published In announcement elsewhere in this issue. Penrose Himself May Ask For Wider Expense Inquiry Special to The Telegraph Washington. D. C„ Jan. 9.—lt is re ported among Republicans that Sen ator Penrose would not resist an in quiry into his election expense account and would come here and push an amendment to the resolution to he offered extending the inquiry into the expenses of all United States senators elected in the last six months. Such a resolution would include in its scope an inquiry into the expenses of Oscar W. Underwood, for whom, it is declared, the liquor men expended a vast sum. Representative Hobson, it Is said, has suggested to friends of Senator Penrose that such an amend ment should be made to the Norris resolution. RED CROSS DONATIONS VRK BEING WELCOMED IN EUROPE Washington, T>. C„ Jan. 9.—How- Red Cross donations are being wel comed abroad is told in letters to headquarters of the organization here to-day. In a communication acknowledging receipt of a large shipment of hos pital supplies Dr. Sofle Nordhaff-Jung, who. wlt-n ?>er husband. Dr. Franz A. R. Jung, is In charge of a hospital at Munich, declares that "when the car load drove up to our hospital we were overcome with the generosity of the shipment. Your very generous ship ment has put the entire American col ony of Munich into a Christmas mood." HOSTILE TRADING KEPT VP BY CODE SYSTEM, IS BELIEF By Associated Press London. .Tan 9, 3.59 A'. M.—The Daily Chronicle to-day urges the gov ernment to take over control of the eahle service of all companies as It already has taken over the railways and wireless plants. The newspaper complains that while the press censor ship is now conducted in an excellent manner, the censorship of commer cial and private messages Is too leni ent and that there Is reason to be lieve that under cover of apparently harmless code messages hostile trad ing is being conducted. INVENTORY TO STOP RI'MOR By Associated Press Washington. D. C„ Jan. 9. War Department officials here to-dav be lieved that an inventory taken bv Sec retary Garrison showing that none of the Government's discarded Krag .Jorgansen army rifles have been re moved from United States arsenals since the European war began, would stop the persistent and widespread rumors that they were being sold to European belligerents. Deaths and Funerals MISS EUNICE DUX I.AP Funeral services for Miss Eunice Dunlap. aged 20 years, who died at Philadelphia, Monday, were held this afternoon. at 12:30 o'clock. In the Bethel A. M. E. Church the Rev IT G officiating. Burial was made in the Lincoln Cemetery. CHARLES THOMPSON Funeral services for Charles Thomp son. aged SO years, who died at his home, fills Forster street, of pneumonia were held at the home this afternoon! at 2 o'clock, the Rev. V. G. Leeper of ficiating. Burial was made in the Lin coln Cemetery. JOHN FRANKLIN FOR!) Funeral services for John Franklin Ford, aged 63 years, who died at his home, 912 Hemlock street, will be held to-morrow evening, at <S o'clock, the Rev. ,T. A Staub. pastor of the Xagl« Street Church of God, officiating. Burial will be made in Dowpin«rtown, Monday morning, in charge of Undertaker Mil lar, SATURDAY EVENING, HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH JANUARY 9, 1915. WOMEN WITH BABIES BEGGING FOR FOOD Christian Herald Representative Tells of Condition in War- Stricken Belgium Christian Herald, has just returned ; from Europe, where he had gone to i arrange for the distribution of the; Christian Herald fund for the relief of widows and orphans of the war. ' In the current issue of the Herald he | tells of conditions as he found them : and his experiences In the war zone. I His story follows: I have been In Belgium and 1 have witnessed scenes which I hope never! to see again. I have heard the sound of the guns, far In the distance to be sure, but in the cities, towns and vil lages through which 1 passed 1 have seen the havoc which those same guns produced—public buildings destroyed, homes demolished, graves holding men, women and children who once were happy in these homes. Worse. I have witnessed the hopeless misery, the blnnk despair of the poor souls who are left behind to mourn the loss of their loved ones. In Antwerp 1 saw over one thou sand poorly clad women, one in bed- j room slippers, standing shivering in the snow and slush, waiting for food to be doled out to them, and this under J the shadow of a big hotel where well fed. well-clad soldiers drank and made merry, in Maltnes. under the shadow of the cathedral, its walls ceved in. its old stained-glass windows now but ragged remnants of a beauty that can never be replaced, t saw men, women and childre ngazing disconsolately at the ruins of the houses that once were theirs; poor people who begged some thing to eat of us as we passed. On the road to Brussels we overtook thou sands of refugees tramping dejectedly along, weary and forlorn, returning to villages and towns where there is not now food enough to sustain those who are already there. Womeu With Babies Begging In Brussels we saw women holding babies snuggled to their necks stand ing on cold street corners begging a centime for food. We visited the dis- | tributing stations, and saw the food I sent over by kind-hearted Americans being handed out in all too meager rations. They came in droves, these; people, from all directions, and the! clatter of their sabots on the pave ments was a sad accompaniment to their sadder thoughts, for none spoke except to murmur a thankful "Merci, monsieur!" as each portion was handed out. In Holland I found thousands of. men, women and children refugees from Belgium huddled in retaining camps and on barges, some refined, some coarse and brutalized, all sleep ing together without partitions to in sure the least privacy. I have the satisfaction of acting directly for the Christian Herald by purchasing a cargo of Hour, peas, rice, etc.. taking it into Belgium, and seeing it fed, as it were, directly to the hungry people. Furthermore, those who have contributed to the Christian Herald fund for the relief of the widows and orphans of the Euro pean war will have the satisfaction of knowing that it was part of the first American food to be given to the Bel gians. The Dutch steamer Jan Biockx was chartered, the Christian Herald cargo placed aboard and sent across to Rot terdam. There it was transshipped on barges and placed on trains and sent In varying quantities according to the need to various localities to be dis tributed to the people, some in Ant werp, some in Brussels, some in Lou vain. some in Xantur, some even in Liege, and so throughout Belgium. Rich Suffer With Poor I shall never forget the gratitude, the universal kindliness with which the representative of the Christian Herald was received by officials everywhere. This does not necessarily mean civic officials, but men of standing in the professional and business world, who their occupations gone, have banded themselves together into corps of almoners to do what they can to re lieve the suffering of the people. The rich and the poor alike are on a com mon level. There are no distinctions, for money in any quantity is not spendable in Belgium. What the peo ple need is food and clothes. There is no business. Stagnation lies like a blight upon the land—stagnation of energy, of hope, even of love. Xo not of love after all. The little or phan babies, hugged close to their mothers' breasts away from the cold, the instances where women with broods of their own and little to eat cared for children whose parents have died, show that in spite of all suffer ing. love and charity still prevail. And to witness these things in city and village, to view the black despair on the faces of the peasants change to surprise and then through unbelief to gratitude when they learn that people scattered all over the United States are sending some of their little all to their relief, that is enough to convince one forever that to give is more biessed than to receive. Examined by Germans Our first impression of the war in Belgium was gained when the train on which we were traveling to Antwerp stopped on the Dutch frontier near Rozendaal and two soldiers with guns on their backs climbed aboard our carriage and immediately began sift. Ing the wheat from the chaff as far as nationalities were concerned. They had apparently very little trouble until they came to the compartment in which we were sitting, and the first of them, a big, black-bearded German gave a start of surprise at the spec tacle, as he thought, of two English men sitting calmly in a carriage that was carrying them into the land of their enemies. He said something to his companion, and they muttered to gether a moment. Then he turned to us, asking grimly, "Passiersehein." Yes, we had obtained passes from the German minister in The Hague, and we showed them. Both soldiers read them, one over the other's shoulder but thev seemed to doubt their authen ticity, for one looked at us question ingly and asked "Engiander." We shook our heads emphaticallv in the negative and replied "Xeln! Nein' Amerlkaner!" and exhibited our smali American flags. Still thev were not quite convinced. They talked awhile and then went off. first carefully lock ing the door of the compartment be hind them. More Soldiers Appear While the train remained In the sta tion more soldiers with guns came along the aisle of the train and stopped to peer at us questloningly through the glass of the door.' We began presently to feel Ilka a prize exhibit in a stock show and were wondering which of us would be killed and dressed first, when suddenly the train started and away we went into the land of war. We ! stopped at nearly everv station en route. People got on and off the train, but always nuder the supervision of the soldiers. Finally at one station our guards unlocked our door and we felt sure our turn had come, but in stead they let In what remained of two Belgian refugee families, who oc cupied every remaining seat and even crowded the aisle. Thus was the com partment changed automatically from first class to third, and democracy was established behind a locked door. We endeavored, as far as possible, to llv. up to the idea of taking two little chil dren left standing In the aisle and seating them on our knees. However, BRITISH SHIP SUNK IN .nmun UM > kw,»yi..u.i.UiWWiTl'lbJWiwlU^liMkJiit-^i>iJHHH^Wuu.. u.,mwn*m.i"iurn..'i •.< -V"***-*-' • NX JI: L'' "' / v» -/ ' "* , . . . , ,» -r - -<h;. •.n , HetMiuA; >tfcWK Sfc*v;!«.'.&« , ,- ■ >-V ■■ ,„, , I he British battleship Formidable, which was blown up In the English channel, by striking a German mine or being struck by a submarine torpedo from a German submarine. i ■ rly every other knee there was likewise so occupied. . Families Returning Home The two families were returning to their homes in Antwerp. They were of distinctly different castes. One was bourgeois; the other laboring class But trouble had evidently leveled such distinctions, and they chattered inces santly in Belgian-French. The woman of the laboring family did most of tlK> talking. AVe gathered enough to know that her home was destroyed: that a cook-stove was the only thing that hau not burned up. The other family was in a much more uncertain condition. The? had tied from Antwerp on the day the bombardment began, and did not know whether they possessed a home or not. But. and here was the especial bit of woe that kept the mother of the family weeping silently in the corner, their little son. about ten years of age. had become sepa rated from them and lost in the flight. A child lost on the one hand, a cook stove saved on the other —was there ever such irony? The inexactitudes of interpretation .through the medium of an English-French, French-English dic tionary made it difficult for us to un derstand how a child could be so lost and the family still persist in its tllght, but it seems there were thousands of children taken along in that mad rush: and besides, this one was not missed until after the train had started. In fact, there are many things about this war that are dlfHcult'to nuderstand. Husband Little Interested After the cook-stove the laboring woman's brief anxiety was to learn from us whether her husband could get work in Ahterica if she brought hint over. He sat beside her. a lum bering hulk of a man who gazed dis piritedly straight ahead and did not seem to care whether or not he got work in America or anywhere else. The little children on our knees looked at us without curiosity. They had passed through much during the pre ceding weeks, and to them we were merely a latest phase in the wonder drama that was being enacted before them da\ by day. The train stopped at least over a mile from the center of Antwerp, and our jailers came and let us out of our stuffy compartment and down by a railway siding where the mud lay ankle deep. Both sides of the path were lined with soldiers a few feet apart, and along this lane we tramped in common with the weary hundreds who were returning in so many cases to ruined homes. It was a forlorn procession. Men carrying children or old valises, women carrying both. Children carrying other children or bundles, or else stringing watlingly along behind the family par ties. On all the German soldiers by the wayside gazed stolidly, it seemed to me implacably, although I learned later that the latter was not so. We walked a long distance, sometimes on the path, sometimes stepping the ties between the curving rails, and at last came to a barrier presided over by German officers. Our jailors of the train were there before us and pointed us out particularly. But an officer spoke fluent English and we had no trouble in establishing our identity. Nevertheless, this included an ex amination of our papers and of every thing in our gripsacks. In the meantime it should be men tioned that while we were in the Ha gue to get our passports vised and to obtain a military pass from the Ger man minister we had been asked by Acting Minister Langhorne of thi* American legation to carry some gov ernmental main to Minister Brand Whiteock in Brussels. As this would per se make us United States govern ment messengers we were only too glad to do so, as it enhanced our chances of going through. One of the packages was a large sealed port folio, containing letters; the other was a large mail sack. Ido not know what was in it, but from the weight of it it must have, as my companion declared, contained gold brick 3. It was now 1 o'clock and we de cided to go to a restaurant and have a bito to eat before pushing along. We found one of the main streets, the Broadway of the town, and, drag ging our mail sack and other bag gage behind us we went in and took a seat at a table in a booth. In the next booth sat two German army officers and a man in civilian's clothes. We were too weary to pay much at tention to them, but we changed our attitude when, having finished their luncheon, they stepped up to our table and one of them said with an excellent accent: "Gentlemen. I hear you speak Eng lish. May I trouble you to show youp passes?" No trouble at all. We would show show him passes that would open his eyes-—from the German embassy in Washington, D. C.; from the German legation in The Hague, letters from high German officials in the United States, a letter of identification from the United States State Department, a passport signed by William Jennings Bryan, and last but not least, a beau tiful little silken American flag. Wouldn't he feel cheap when he saw all of these? But he didn't. He merely looked them over carefully, laid them down evenly and said still more evenly: "Gentlemen, these will not be suffi cient to pass you to Brussels." We were skeptical, but inclined to be tolerant. He was still quite a young officer. "Do you mean to say that the passiersehein of your own minister in The Hague will not carry us through to Brussels; that we must get additional passes here?" "I ought to know. I am the man who issues the passes." lie smiled. His friends smiled. We smiled, and the Belgian waiter, who could not understand a word of what was said, also smiled. So we promised to go around to the war office In the Rue de Rlcolai after lunch and In voke his aid. But after luncheon we decided to call first on United States CopstiA Dederich, so that we might under- stand the aiTair in case—well, in case he might have to understand it. Mr. Dederich was glad to see us. We were the first news he had from the outside world for a week or more. He described the shelling of Antwerp. Told how eight houses were destroy ed bv German shells in the very street in which he lived. How he and his family hid in the cellar and listened to the peculiar unmusical sound of the shells as they passed overhead. How ! at last what he called a living fire I struck a nearby house from above and j descending through every lioor set It' on tire from roof to basement. Mr. Dederich rushed to the rear of his i own place to view the damage and! when he returned to his wife and ! daughter he found the latter in con- I vulslons. That was enough, and so braving everything ho carried her out of the house and the whole family tied across the river, where they were safe. He spoke also of a young newspa perman, who bad visited him before Antwerp was taken and who had spent a night in one of the Belgian trenches. He went in with the regiment in the evening and when morning came the bodies of eight hundred young Bel gians clogged the trench. The news paperman crawled out over them and when he reached Antwerp, said Mr. Dederich, "he called upon tue and he sat and stared silently at nothing at all. He appeared abstracted as though it were difficult for him to get his mind down to affairs of the mo ment." At last we said we must hurry to the war office or it would be too late to get our passes. "Don't be in a hurry," said Mr. Dederich. "The Germans are very thorough, you know. Sinch the in vasion the clock has been put back from Belgian to German time, so that gives you three-quarters of an hour more." It was so a fact which the Bel gians themselves very much resent- "Oh, these Allemands!" snorted one with all the English accent he could command, "what will they do next? They shoot our people. They ruin our homes. They eat our food. They make us go to bed by nine of the clock whether we want it or not. And now they even attempt to delay the movement of the sun!" He forgot apparently that in de laying the movement of the sun the Germans were graciously permitting him to stay tip forty-five minutes Inge- than, if they had reckoned by Belgian time. . The arrangement, moreover, caused many complications. The Belgians, in making engagements, took it for granted, without mention ing it. that Belgian time was meant; the Germans, in the same way. went according to the clocks of Berlin. We Americans, being neutral, were some what at a loss, but adapted ourselves as best we could to conditions. We got our passes during the af ternoon, after an examination of alj our papers, official and private, and after all of these and even the I'nited States mail packets had received the official stamp of the German com mandanteur. And then we set out to procure an automobile to carry up through to Brussels, for we were told that the railway bridges between Ant werp and Brussels had been blown up by the Belgians during the retreat. We might as well have looked for a loaf of bread in Liege after the siege. There was none. The Germans had taken them al!. Toward nightfall we succeeded in hiring a miserable turn out. two bony horses and a tumble down hack with a frightful driver, who agreed to drive us to Brussels on the morrow for the modest war time charge of seventy-five shilling* and a potirboire cf five shillings as u.n extra inductment. Meantime we went to a hotel and hired what the inhabitants facetiously call a Zeppelin parlor (a room on the top floor of a hotel ) preparatory 'o passing the night. On the way to the hotel we saw a great line, six deep, of women of all ages. standing in one of the main streets. It had been snowing and a few flakes were still in the air. Where the wo mil) stood the snow had been trampled into slush. Some of the poor creatures had shawls, some had not. Most of them shivered. My companion railed my attention to one who wore bedroom slippers. Her feet must have been cold and wet. Her face had a dull despairing look. The whole line con stituted one of the most miserable spectacles I have ever seen. It re minded me of the Bowery Mission Bread I-ine, only these were not down-and-out men. but women whose husbands and fathers had very re cently been shot to death. The head of the line turned into the doorway of a big theater where ra tions of food were being distributed. The tail of it curled around the cor ner of the Hotel Webber on the main street. At the door of this hotel, as at the doors of others, two German soldiers with guns stood on guard, thus to signify that a general officer was living there. In the big restau rant of the hotel many officers were eating, drinking, talking. Quite a gay scene from a certain point of view and quite in contrast with thu unutterable misery outside. The wo men In line quite frequently looked into the hotel, but the soldiers at the tables seldom thought to look outside. Such sights interfere with one's di gestion. After that we walked around the town and looked at the wrecks of houses, which had been broken down by shells during the siege. Sometimes we would find a whole block of houses gone, sometimes a house here and there in a row. There was one curved I street with occasional gaps in it where houses had been. T could liken It to nothing else than a row of broken teeth In the gigantic mouth of Ant werp. Nearly all the house* destroy ed were those of business firms or of private citizens. The big city build ings seemed untouched. Ttow tho German batteries could get such ac curate range seemed wonderful. A' Belgian explained it by saying that ( German spies gave it to them by set- ( ting certain houses on lire and thus Ihey were guided, during the day i>y the smoke, during the night by the pillars of flame. However, there are many strange stories being told in Antwerp. Soldiers were everywhere in Ant werp,.as they are everywhere in Bel gium. Crowds tilled the sidewalks and overflowed into t lie roadways down the middle of which tramped an unbroken stream of refugees re turning to town from where they had been hiding far atieid. Every blank wall was covered with posters, printed in German and French, announce ments of the conquerors. They laid down rules of conduct for the peo ple, conditions as to the necessity of maintaining public order, decency and sanitation. There was one which in- [ slsted that the children of the city, J , who had been allowed to run the] streets, be sent regularly to school [from that day on. There was another] jwhich warned that any civitan found! ion the public streets after nine p. ni. j j would be arrested. I So. it being late, we returned to lour Zeppelin parlor and prepared to go to bed. While we were dbing so of a child and yet it had all the I plaintive" effect of such a sound. My! Companion, a young Irish-American, j and 1 were unable to determine just ; what it was or where. It kept us I awake, and finally he got up and; opening the window poked his head! we heard an indistinct wailing in the] 'out in the cold. He drew in linme-' j rear distance. It was hardly the wail | diately. I "Hey:" he explained excitedly, "it's a. little cat walking about in the snow j on the glass awning down on the sec ond floor. I,et's go get it." ! It did seem cruel to leave it there. |so duwn the dark stairs we crept to ithe fiont parlor of the second floor. We opened the full-length window and Flannery leaned out. The snow-cov ered porte cochere was several feet below. He leaned out, head down ward. while J held onto bis feet. Af ter some maneuvering he got the kitten and we all hauled up and in. j When we reached our bedroom Flan jm ry sat down and gazed abstractedly ; at nothing. Something was troubling him. "Hoy. boy!" I explained, "come to bed.. It's getting colder. What's on •your mind?" | "I was thinking." he answered slowly. "I was thinking of those poor I women standing in the snow. I'm I glad we got the cat in. anyway." | So we both got to thinking of the I misery all about us until sheer wearl -1 ness put us asleep. Vigilant Fire Company of York to Take Part in Inauguration of Governor Special to The Telegraph York, Pa., Jan. 9. —At a meeting last evening the Vigilant Fire Cotn- I pany accepted the invitation of the ! committee to participate in the in- I augural parade at Harrisburg on Tues day, January 19. They will go 250 strong and be accompanied by the Spring Garden Band of 42 pieces. This company took part in the inauguration of Governor Tener in 1911. Government Officials Go Over Reply Made to American Protest By Associated I'ress Washington, Jan. 9.—Secretary \ Bryan and other administration oftl jciais were at work to-day going over ! Great Britain's preliminary reply to I the American note protesting against | interferences with commerce on the jliigh sees. Awaiting President Wil j son's return to the city "ate to-day, j however, all officials refuse absolutely Ito comment upon it. 1 When the President returns the j text of the Hritish communication will be laid before him and he probably lv.il! discuss it with Secretary Bryan ! and Counsellor Lansing of the State ! Department. Such study as officials have given j to the preliminary reply has convinc ] ed them that probably it will be nec essary to await the supplementary note promised by the British govern ment before undertaking to continue the negotiations so f-.r as they relate to the general broad principles in volved in the American note. COST OF LIVING HIUHKR London, Jan. 9, 3.31 A. M.—The I newspapers here are devoting proini -1 nent space to the consideration of the j steady increase in the cost of foods i and other necessities which in many | cases are 20 to 5C per cent, dearer | than before the war. Coal has risen I ten per cent: meats are fifteen per | cent, higher; flour, which sold in July j at 25 shillings ($6) is now 43 shillings and fish has trebled in price. RBS9KRV K B ANK ATTACKED H> KORMKK COMITKOI.I.ER ' * By Associated I'ress | Chicago, 111., Jan. 9. That the Fed eral Reserve Kank law invests too vast I it power in the hands of one man, the I Secretary of the Treasury, and thus presents an element of danger which should be dealt with by Congress, was the assertion made here to-day by Charles G. Da was. former Comptroller of Chicago financiers and businessmen, of Chicago financiers and business men. BIBI.E CONFERENCE CI.OSI.Vti Dr. C J. Scofleld will speak this even ing in Fahnestock Hall upon the Fptstles. To-morrow morning he will occupy the pulpit of Grace Methodist Kplscopal Church. The last session o! the Bible conference will be held to morrow afternoon at 3.30 o'clock In Fahnestock Hall. 5-YEAR-OLD HAS A BABY-SIZEO SKULL Body and Brain Grew and Warren Phillips, Jr., Became Idiot, Court Is Told brain were steadily t 0 testimony ad duced before Additional Law Judge MeCarrelll this morning. when the emld * father asked the court to place his son in the State institution for the feeble-minded at Spring City. | A physician explained that Warren. ;Jr., was suffering from what is known las "premature ossification." a gradual ; hardening of the bones of the skull land that this condition prohibits the j expansion and growth of the brain. The boy has never been able to talk. I Judge MeCarrell sent the boy to ; Spring City. Attorney Robert 'Wai ; lace presented the petition. ! Deputy Appraiser Sworn In.—E. J. (Muggins, this city, recently appointed deputy to assist .Mercantile Appraiser . Joseph A. Miller, was sworn in by jProthonotury 11. F. Holler this morn ing. He will begin work in the citv next week. | Realty Transfers. — Realty transfers In city and county yesterday included the following: E. F. Heffner to Ar- I thur G. Foster. IGIB North Second • street. $1; Jacob D. L.andes to State. Capitol Park extension. 11l Fourth j street. $5,000: John A. Haas to Harrv I'White. Middletown, $1; Clara Strine to J. Stovinac. Steelton. $1,375; 11. |l-ong to Clara Strine. Steelton, $475 : . January Trlul IJsts Out.—Trial •lists for the January sessions of crim inal court were issued to-day by Pro i 1 honotary Harry F. Holler. The lists ! contain a copy of the court calendar I for the year. I C. C. Stroll Receiver.—Attorney Charles C. Stroh was appointed an cilliary receiver of the Bcnwood and IMcMeechen Consolidated Water Com | pany. Wheeling. W. Ya.. to-day by j Additional Law Judge MeCarrell. Mr. Stroh wants to go into West Virginia Ito obtain some papers and other data iin connection with the affairs of the j United Guarantee and Water Com ipany. Mr. Stroh was required to post SI,OOO bond. ] Bar Association Meets.—The Dau 'pliln County Bar Association last even ing held its first meeting of the year. I Plans were discussed for the annual j meeting and banquet and it is expect |cd that a committee to arrange for the big dinner will be appointed in 'the near future. The annual election jof officers will be held February 5. Ice on Conodoguinet Menacing Property Breaking of ice on the Conodoguinet creek is forming a serious menace to ! lire and property in various parts of j Cumberland county. At Newville yesterday a gorge I formed and the Newville Light Com pany dam was threatened. Floating | cakes caused some damage to the | plant. At Wagner's bridge the ice I has banked along the approaches and may take out the bridge if high waters ! continue. Near Carlisle the ice on | the creek is piled fifty feet high about I the dam of .the Carlisle Gas and Water | Company and is menacing recently I completed improvements. | The ice on the Susquehanna river land tributaries is moving off nicely j and nearly all has passed into the main stream. Early this morning the river stage was 12.3 feet. The only I branch that held after the warm pe | rlod and the rain was the north, which !is still solid above Towanda. The I other sterams began dropping yester- | day - / Prince of Wales as He Appears at the Front This is the Prince of Wales in uni form- as he appears when at the front or near the front in France. Some dispatches have had It that the prince has been under lire, but few of those whose business it is to report the war believe this is true. The prince has been sent about the camps to show himself to the soldiers and cheer the Britishers who like to believe their j future king is a soldier. In this pho tograph he seems very nale and thin, which may indicate that the hardships I he has encountered have not agreed ! with him. I FRENCH FORCES REPORTED REPI'I.SED W ITH BIG LOSSES Berlin, June 9, by Wireless to Lon ! don. 4.05 P. M.—The German official | statement given out at the war offli-e I to-day says that French forces have I been repulsed with heavy losses at a ; point northeast of Soissons and also near Perthes; that in the Argonne the Germans took 1,200 prisoners an<l were otherwise successful; and that near Fllery they blew up a trench held by the French, killing all the occu pants. Also the French have been driven from Bernhaupt-la-Haut, in Al sace In the east the Germans on Janu ary 7 took 7.000 prisoners and seven Imachine guns. otthJ" \ ( P»RAILRO^>S> MASS MEETING FOR RAILROAD EMPLOYES Legislation and Other Important Topics to Be Taken Up Tomorrow Afternoon Member* of the Brotherhood of Federated Kuilway Employes will hold an open meeting In Fackler's Hall to morrow afternoon for a general dis cussion of proposed legislation. Th« meeting will open at 2 o'clock and a I cordial invitation has been extended to railway employes in general and members of all transportation brother hoods. The principal speaker at this meet ing will be W. 11. Pierce, president of the Federated body. One of the dis cussions. it is understood, will be on the merits of the "full crew" law. Tho question of recognition of seniority service in promotions will also be part of the questions to be presented. Veteran Express Manager Retires After Long Service Special to The Telegraph New York, Jan. 9.—Announcement was made yesterday after a meeting of the board of directors of the Ameri can Express Company that the resig nation of 11. S. JuHer, vice-president and general manager, eastern lines, has been accepted, to take effect Jan uary 1, 1915, Mr. Julier being placed on the retired list. Announcement was also made at the same time that R. E. M. Cowie, manager. Pacllic department, with headquarters at Denver, had been elected to the office, succeeding Mr. Julier as vice-president and general manager of the eastern lines, with headquarters in New York icty. Mr. Julier. wlio is 73 years of age, has a record of fifty-six years of unin terrupted service. His successor was office boy in 1881. RAILROAD NOTES George B. Rowand. chairman of the trainmen's legislative board, will spend Sunday in Pittsburgh. Milt T. Robinson was in charge of headquar ters in the Telegraph building to-day. Pennsylvania Railroad financiers an nounced yesterday that in paying off certain securities this month an effort would also be made to retain some of the cash by offering bonds to stock holders. Reading's big engine which has been undergoing tests for the pnst month is again in service. The driving wheels on the engine were too large and had to be cut down. AH wooden cars now in service in the New York subways will be aban doned for steel cars. On a ruling of the Interstate Com merce Commission, railroad centers will lie maintained in connection with the increase in freight rates on east ern lines. In keeping with this order some roads may gain a slight percent age over the maximum increase of i 5 per cent. S. I!. Liggett, aged GG years, seci'i'i* tary of the Pennsylvania lines west, died suddenly yesterday at his home in Pittsburgh. Standing of the Crews II Ml It 1 SHI lit, SI OK j Philadelphia 1)1 vision—ll!» crew first I to go after 1:30 p. m.: 107, 106, 108. j Fireman for 108. Engineers up: Davis, Newcomer, i 1 Snow, Speas, McCauley, Madenford, . j Earhart. Criuswoll. Streeper, Hindman, I Setts, Sellers. Hubler. I Firemen up: Gelslnger, Shaffer, Yentzer. Hart/.. (Jrove. Dunlevy, Wag ner. LJbhart. Packer. Rarton, Horstirk, Gilherg. Robinson, Balsbnugh. Duvall. I Reno, liebman. Huston. Weaver. Arns | berger, Penwell, Spring, Ilouser, i Bushey. I Conductors up: Fesler, Fraelich. Flagman up: Bruehl. Brakemen up: Hubbard, Collins, Btirk, Baltosser, Kope, Brownawell, I Koehenour, Cox. Middle Division— lf. crew first to go after 2 p. in.: 19. 21, 23. Fireman for 23. Flagman for 23. Brakemen for 19 (two). Engineers up: Simonton. Havens. Firemen un: Simmons. Fritz. Kuntz. | Drewett, Wright. Ross. Lie ban. Sehref . I Her. Stouffer. Fletcher. Bornman, Ar ; nolil. 'l Conductor up: Frallck. Brakemen up: Kauffnian. Wenr'ck, I Hipp. Kilgore. Mclienry. Roller, Bolan, i Black, Stahl. Putt. Mathias. j \ ard I'reun—To go after 4 p. in.: Engineers for 306, 1869, 213, 1 154, 707. 1270. 14. 1820. Firemen for 1454. 707, 90, SBS. I Engineers up: Harvey, Saltsman, i Kulin, Snyder. Pelton. Shaver, Hoyler, Beck, ilarter. Biever. Blosser. Ifolien i slielt. Brenneman. Thomas, Rudy. Meals, • Stalil, Swai). Crist. Dandis. Firemen up: Myers, Boyle, Shipley, Revie, Vlsli. Bostdorf. Sehlefer, Wclgie, 1 Lackey. Cookerley. Maeyer. Shelter, Bartolet. Getty, llart. Barlcey, Sheets, : Raucli, Bair, Eyde. Ney. i:\OI.A SIDE I'hllnilelphln r»l vision— 2lo crew first I to go after 3:45 p. m.: 240, 202, 231, 237, '1212. 20S. 220, 222. I Firemen for 210. 211. 210. Conductors for 10, 30. 38. Flagmen for 8. 20. 37. Brakemen for 8. 10. Conductors up: 1-ogan, Shirk, Walton, Gundie. Flagmen up: Snyder, Donolioe. Brakemen up: Twlgg. Wertz. Al ■ bright. Crosby, Arment. Wolfe. I.ong, ■ Felker. Falthsm, Goudy, Camnbell, • Decker. Fair. Wtest. Knight, Malseeil. Middle Division—236 crew first to go " after 3 p. m. THE RKADIXG Harrlslmrir Division— ? crew first to go after 12:15 o'clock: 15, 5. 3, IS, 2. 21. East-bound—67 crew first to go after 8:15 o'clock: 60, 61, 52. 68, 70, 69, 57, 63, 54. 64. Engineer " Flrema*" Condu" '. 15, 18. Flagmet 15. Bra Item" ". 15, 18. Engineers u< Wood, Glass. Morne, Morris. Kettner. Crawford. Woland, Fortney, Fetrow, RicliwinH, Wyre. Firemen up: Nye, Kelley, Sullivan, An ders, Bumbaugh, King. Wynn, Auns ■ pacb. Dowliower. br ngenecker, Six. 1 Snader, Bingaman. Chronlster, Corl. Bover. Conductor up: Hilton. ; Brakemen un: Maehamer. Stevens. Greaff, Yoder. Hart!!, Shearer, Hoibeiyt Smith. T Camp Hill Taxpayers Will Discuss Water Rates Next Friday A meeting of Camp Hill taxpayers will be held Friday evening, January ,15, at 7.45 o'clock In the hall of the j flrehouse to discuss future action rela tive to the controversy between the j people of Camp Hill and the Rtverton I Consolidated Water Company over 1 j rates. In a recent decision the prop erty owners lost their suit before tlio j Cumberland County Courts, It being held that the proper means of relief was the State Water Supply Commis sion. The attorney for the borough will appear before Ihe meeting, ex plain the situation and advise the resi dents In my further action they may , contemplate.