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RECEPTIONS, PARTIES, WEDDINGS, ANNIVERSARIES RUSSIAN GIRL'S FOLY SCRTTERED Miss Irma Ostoff Is Guest at the! Home of York Springs Friend LIVES AT ST. PETERSBURG Coasters' Sled Runs Off Bridge, Into Stream and Hurts Two York Springs. Pa.. Jan. 9. —Peter j McJntlre, 78 years old. is lying in a j serious condition at his home near I hero as a result of a fall on the ice j Tuesday, when he suffered a broken hip.—While coasting on the steep hill sit this place Guy Pearson had his left, thumb nearly severed when his sled ran off a bridge and dropped six feet to the bed of the stream. Miss Carrie Howe, who was on the sled with Mr. Pearson, had her right arm fractured bv being thrown against one of the bridge posts. The same evening Harry ] [r\ve was struck by a sled and thrown down and had his lower lip cut for an i inch, llis brother, David Howe, was thrown off a bobsled on the same hill and had a tingei; broken.—Miss Irene Russell returned to her home in Erie, Pa., after spending a month with her daughter, .Mrs. W. K. Grove. —W. K. Grove accompanied Mrs. Russell home and then will make a business trip through Xew York State.—Danner Pe ters, of lleidlersburg, and Miss Blanche Weidner, of York Springs, were married by the Rev. J. C. Coul- K-on on Wednesday evening. Miss lrina Ostoff. of St. Petersburg, Russia, is the guest of her friend. Miss Eera llersliey, of this place. It will be re membered that JLss OstolT came to America last June and while a guest of Miss llershey the European war came on. and she was not able to re turn home, but has been spending the winter with relatives at Syracuse. Her family is scattered, her father being in St. Petersburg, her mother in Lon don and her brother In the Russian :irinv. —William Leas, of Kermudian. had his face painfully burned when he poured coal oil on a lire which he thought had gone out. When the oil struck the wood it was ignited and blew the top off the stove and burst/ the doors open. ARM BROKEN CRAXKINT. Al'TO Monta.idon. Pa., Jan. 9. —Dr. R. B. Tule broke both bones in his right arm while cranking his automobile. — Ray Sheets butchered two fine porkers on Tuesday that weighed 530 and 483 pounds, respectively, lie got nine cans <>!' lard. —.Miss Gertrude McGoey has returned after spending several weeks with her parents a£ Coudersport. She will resume her studies at Bucknell Vniversity.—Mr. and Sirs. D. S. Cope, ami Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Hauck and sons spent New Years at Northumber- | land with Mr. and Mrs. Don Cope.— M.rs Samuel Werline and daughter, ! «>f near Sunbury, were visitors at For-| rest Harner's over Sunday.—Born to and Mrs. Phil I.ieb on Monday, I January 4. a daughter.—Mr. and Mrs.) i'. (J. Hartman, of "W'illiamsport, were \ Isitors on Wednesday at Mrs. C. A. I ! rcy's. .Misses* .Martha Reigel ami' Grace Frey attended the funeral of Mrs. Sarah Whittenmyer at Lewisburg on Wednesday. LOOK YOUR VERY BEST j |' j COTiOJRA Soap and Ointment, both ! fragrant, super-creamy 1 emollients, are the first : requisites in preserving skin beauty and purity. Samples Free by Mail Cuttrurft SOAP »r ' Olntmr nt wild cvfrrwberai IJbtraJ sample of mu*h irxilr l free with 32-p. book, 464reu post-cwtl "Cutleuim," Dept. 61'. Boaton. "RII IY" 11,1 MW A HIS MESSAGE. DILL.I Nearly 500 pastes; !i0 illus- MINDAY nations. Authorized by him nolf, contains his own words. most popular sayings and i Dvun sermons. Tells by word and k picture how the famous "Billy" Sun fcdn.v fights sin and the devil. This book Wfdiould be in every Christian home. FPrice only $1 postpaid. WESLEY BOOK CO.. Publishers' Representative, 68 Park St.. Newark, N. J. Agents wanted; send for Free Outfit. Cumberland Valley Railroad TIME TABLE In Effect May 24. 1814. TRAINS leave Harrisburg— For Winchester and Martlnsburc at 6:03, *7:SU a. m., *3:40 p. m. For Hagerstown, Ohambersburg. Car. lisle, Mechanicsburg and intermediate ttßfiatlons at 5:03. *7:50, *11:53 a. m. Additional trains for Carlisle and Mechanicsburg at 9:48 a. m.. 2:18. 8:17 • :30, 8:30 a. m. For Dlllsburg at 6:08. *7:60 and •11:68 a. in.. 2:18. *8:40. 6:32 and • :*• p. m. •Dally. All other trains dally exo«Dt fcunday. H. A. RIDDLE, 3. H. TONGE. Q. .4, Harrisburg Business College 329 Market St. Fall term, September first. Day and night. 29th year. Harrisburg, Pa. WINTER TERM BEGINS MONDAY. JAN. 4TH DAY AND NIGHT SESSIONS SCHOOL OF COMMERCE 15 K. MARKET SQUARE HARRISBURG. I*A. MISSIONARY SOCIETY GUESTS OP OFFICER | Miss Margaret Blackburn Enter tains Members on Mon day Afternoon BRIDGE CLUB PRIZE WINNERS I Shakespeare Club Took Dinner With Mrs. C. C. Clenden nin on Tuesday | By Special Correspondent* Mcohaiilcsburg, Pa.. Jan. 9. —On j Monday afternoon the meeting of the Woman's Home and Foreign Mission ary Society was held at the home of tile president, Miss Margaret Black burn. An interesting program was given, including a review of the work of the society. A social hour followed and refreshments were served. Miss Emma C. Rich and Miss Lilian Weber entertained the company with several I piano selections. —Irving College and music conservatory reopened for the winter term 011 Wednesday with the usual full quota of students.—William Dougherty, son of Dr. and Mrs. M. M. Dougherty, returned to his school studies at State College following a va cation at his home. —Mrs. George E. Lloyd was hostess for the bridge club on Tuesday afternoon. Refreshments were served and the announcement of the prize winners made as follows: Mrs. Mervln Lamb, first ,and Miss Ruth Lloyd, second. The annual meeting of the Aid Society of St. Mark's Lutheran Church was held on Thursday evening at the parsonage and officers were elected. —Mrs. L. Z. Rupert has returned to her home in West Coover street after spending the , holidays with her daughter, Mrs. H. E. ; Luddington, in New York. The ; Shakespeare Club was entertained at dinner on Tuesday by Mrs. C. C. Clen- 1 denin. Among the people from this place who attended the piano recital , | by Myrtle Elvyn in Harrisburg were J. R. Swartz, Mrs. M. B. Ibach and | • Miss Marietta Sultzaberger.—Mr. and I (Mrs. S. Harper Myers have returned I from their honeymoon tour and are 1 [ domiciled in their newly furnished j home In East Main street.—Mr. and ■ Mrs Wayne Eberly, who were visiting 1 the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. j W. Eberly, returned to their homo at | Pittsburgh this week. Murray H. ] ! Spahr, Jr., after spending his vacation : j in this place with his parents has re- I sullied his studies at the University of I Pennsylvania.—F. K. Plover, of Me chanicsburg, installed Hie officers of Captain ColwMl Post. Grand Army of the Republic, Carlisle, on Thursday.— I Clyde and Adam Orris returned to Get tysburg College after spending the I holidays at their home in this place.— ! Mr. ami Mrs. E. Starr llauck, who I were visiting in Columbia, returned home. I ONLY CASH I Kit KM EltlTl'S 'lsaac S. l.oiigencrkcr. 8(1 Years old. Enjoys Unique Distinction By Special Correspondence Mount Joy., Pa., Jan. 9.—lsaac S. Longenecker, the cashier emeritus of the Union National Bank, of Mount Joy, and claimed to be the only cash ier emeritus in the State, celebrated his eightieth birthday on Sunday by attending Sunday school and com munion services in the morning and revival services In the evening in the United Brethren Church, of which denomination he is a prominent mem ber.—A daughter was born or> New Year's day to Mr. and Mrs. Newpher Garber and a son to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur HendrlX, on Saturday.—Wil liam Miller on Wednesday left for New York city where he accepted a position.—Charles Nobs, of Canada, who has been visiting the M. A. Spick ler family, left on Monday for Steel ton, where he accepted a position.— David Hoffman, of Philadelphia, lias been In town the guest of his cousin. Aaron H. Engle.—Benjamin B. Geb hart and family, of Renovo, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Derr.— Mrs. Emma lllestand, of Lancaster, and Miss Naomi, of Bainbridpe. are the guests of- their sister, Mrs. Wini fred M. Throne.—Miss Margaret Sea gle. of Willianisport, spent some time with the family of William Schollng. —G. Mover on Tuesday started re ceiving tobacco at the Bimesderfer warehouse.—Walter Gray and Charles Weaver, of Landisvllle, returned home on Monday from a trip to Florida. — Walter Keller, a marine in the United States navy, is enjoying a ten days' furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Z. W.. Keller.—The Misses Flor ence and Dorothy Melhorn, of Man chester. York county, are the guests of their cousins. Elizabeth and Mar garet Gladfelter.—Miss Carrie Mann ing has returned home after spending some time in Xew York city.—Howard Boyd, of Baltimore, Md., spent Sun day with bis mother, Mrs. Mary Boyd and sister. Miss Bessie Boyd. JOINED P. R. R. PENSIONERS George AY. Geesey Reaches Age Limit ami Retires from Service By Special Correspondence Millerslfurg, Pa., Jun. 9.—Eighteen persons were taken into full member ship in the Methodist Church Sunday, fifteen probationers and three by let ter.— George W. Geesey. for many years caretaker at the Pennsylvania Railroad passenger station, retired from the service December 31, having reached the age limit, and joined the Pennsylvania Railroad pensioners. Aaron W. Jury was the victim of a fall on an Icy pavement Monday in which he received a scalp wound. David Miller, who will be 93 years old Feb ruary 28. accompanied his son, L. O. Miller, to the latter's home at Rich mond, Va., where he will make his fulure home. Despite his years Mr. Miller is enjoying good health and is fiuite active.—Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Miller. Pine street, announce the birth of a son January 1, a new year pres ent.—Luther Johns, a native Millers burger, now a young attorney of Chi cago, was In town on Sunday with his young bride, having been on a tour of the eastern section of the country.— The temporary foot bridge across Wi conisco creek has been removed. Wildcat, With Trap on Leg, Travels Four Miles, Captures and Eats Rabbit By Special Correspondence New Germantown. p a .. Jan. 9. Forest Ranger Leroy Koontz set a small steel trap In Wild Cat Hollow for wild eats. On going to the trap one morn ing he found the trap gone, but found part of the chain and grab. Mr. Koontz at once took the trail and after following it for nearly four miles found a large wild cat devouring a rabbit which It had caught. The trap was still hanging to one of Its legs. FIVE GENERATIONS OF SHIREMANSTOWN FAMILY CjJJV ' — B Bqß Br a * ** ' I ♦ 1 ' ' v /flK?l P* W^yH tST , jjV v " "ivte f This picture shows live generations of the Weaver family of Slilre manstown. The head of the family, Daniel AVeaver, will soon be 9,"> years old. He is sitting in the lower row. and to Ills right is Scott Hake, his great-grandsoon, who is holding his son, little Darrell Hake. In the back row are George Weaver, aged 71 years, and Mrs. Clara' Hake. All are in good health. RED STATEMENT OF FMMCML STRENGTH Brief, but Lucid Compilation of | Figures Tells a Big Story of Success Perhaps no statement recently made) In either the news or the advertising I columns of newspapers, has created more discussion than that contained in| the recent Iteo announcement that "The j Heo Motor Car Company is, financially, the second strongest in the world.' I In order to give readers a chance: to analyze the situation for themselves, the editor of one of the leading- auto- | mobile trade journals aslced Mr. Don ald K. Bates, secretary-treasurer of the! lieo company, if he had any objection! to publishing a statement on the com-j panv's condition. "Not the least." laughed the financial , guardian of tin big Lansing concern, "in fact we rather welcome the sug gestion just at this time when our in nocent announcement of what we con sidered the obvious has created such a furore. "We liuve never be fore referred to: hese matter in .'Act we have per-1 ..il>s too carefully avoided any men-, lion of our financial resources. For' example, if you've noticed the stock ■ imitations of late you have doubtless observed that Heo is quoted at around 2'.'. From that It would appear that the securities of this company are about on a par with some of the weak- j er ones whose 'common' is quoted at' about the same figure. Now the dif- | ference is here, lleo par value is 10—| not the usual 100. So the '22' really | means 220. "Here Is our statement compiled at | the end of our last fiscal year, October! 31. 1914. Parenthetically, I should mention that the period covered was fourteen months—due to the chang ing at our last stockholders' meeting, of the date of our llscnl year frcm August 31 to October 31. ASSETS October 31, 191 I. Cash on band and in banks, ... •. $738,145 21! Accounts and Bills receiv able, less reserves 651.151 31 Merchandise inventory at cost 1,92.1,212 10 Outside investments 3,000 no Property account l,7S.">.!'s;i 47 Prepaid expenses 6,23t 26 Total $5,120,752 36 1.1 ABILITI K.S October 31, 1914. Accounts payable 2K5.406 81 Accrued pay rolls and sal aries 15,293 4i Accrued taxes 15,00f> 00 "apital stock 3,0u0,000 00 Surplus 1,692,082 07 Total $5,120,782 3f "Now we need not have mentioned that—some wouldn't if we may judge from important omissions in statements they habitually give out. "Which brings us to a very import ant matter—the correct Interpretation of a financial statement, ft is remark able how few can correctlv read mil diagnose a financial statement. Here the editor interrupted, "En-: lighten a poor journalist on that mat-1 tor —if you make it understandable to! onn not so familiar with accounting! and audits. Tin chief thing I notice | about this Roo statement Is its brevity —the few heads under which you class) the various 'assets' and •liabilities.' Is there any significance in that?" _ "Yes—r suppose there is." said Jlr. I Bates. "You see It was prepared, not I the publication, but for our sharehold-I ers none of whom want to dispose i.fl their Iteo holdings. So It" aim was to be lucid. "Now you could subdivide the vari- i ous items almost ad infinitum and I I hopelessly befuddle the average reader 1 | —-if there was anything to bo gained] by so doing—as for example, to in fluence the stock market so present I holders could >ret from under. "Yet, after all it is easy even for, the tyro to get a pretty accurate estl- ' mate of the most elaborate financial ! statement. The rule is 'Look for for the Joker.' "Of course it is impossible for anv one hut nil expert to ferret out all the jokers but tlu-re are some any one can see if he but looks. ♦ '* that indefinite tiling; Good W til which generally Is Kiven a very definite valuation when there Is a gap to be Hlle.l or a deficit to be offset. "Other similar Items made to per form similar service are Patents' and Trade Mark. 'Trade Na"ie.' etc., which usually account for another large lump of over canitalization. "It would bo too much to say that patents, froodwill and trademark con stitute liabilities—but certain it is they do not beloner among* the 'assets.' \*n banker would so consider thorn. Yet they very often masquerade as such. 'So If you want to arrive at the truth, or near It. just take the Item surplus and subtract fropi that amount the values set on the items noted. For evamnle. I ouote from a recent 'finan cial statement' of manufacturer not i" the ai"->mobile business. Were v'» round number?, 'surntus' sr,.- 00«niH>. Looks fln<\ doesn't It? "Rut here wo fin,! Hpted al«o as assets 'Oood W|H' and 'Tride Mark' —$1.".,000.000. Whew! That "L.ln • t*IB'''-'ilus. 1 B'''-'ilus. nn actual deceit of *10,000.0«0. That Is how It would look o the banker ,11,1 for a loan, whatev-r 'nr>llft|nr effect' it wi*ht bov» on tbe ti">e "Oil. ve«—flnericlal ,» n |^ n i | most 1-te-esMnP- -vi-er, Uu V»o- hov t-> vppH , I th»m f" -"'ii M...'n,b-,,i. lo ; " ttnlr ~ "'1 '',,,,,1,. f f , ,n,,, n U,on* ' ">»> d ">"• I i V b<- -•e fea> qoi>,o I mibM.b^rv; ■ \et there ure lt«mn In that which could be elucidated and made much stronger even than it is. "(•'or example: Some concerns habit ually put down in inventory under 'jigs, tools, fixtures, patterns, dies, etc.." the original cost of those special tools whereas, the model to which alone they are applicable is no longer cur rent. Their value is therefore nil—or tlvc per ient. at most. Our 'ultra con servative' policy does not admit of that. "And If you looked deeper you'd find that In the item 'merchandise,' mean ing manufactured automobile parts and materials, only those parts pertaining to current models are listed at full cost. I'arts of 1913 models are inventoried at only r.o per cent, and those of earlier models the demand for replacement parts for which is still active at one third while obsolete materials and i tools are scrapped Instantly, j "Of course such items only the ex pert auditor who lias access to uVery thing can discover in an Inventory." i Asked for a few ligures that would i indicate the tremendous success of this i concern whose conservatism lias here- I tofore been known as its most prom ! inent characteristic, Mr. Bates gave out : the following astounding figures: "111 tile ten years since its organiza j tion the lteo company has paid to its I shareholders dividends amounting to I 1 «25 I-10 per cent, of its original capi | tallzallon. | "Yet the policy, and especially of late 1 years, lias been to keep so much money . 111 the company that it can at all times finance itself without having to ,|e pend 011 the banks—a policy that \ in dicated itself to a superlative degree (luring the past few months when ready cash could buy so advantageously: a I condition 01 which the lteo company : a.- stated in its recent ad, toolf lull aii j vantage and passed it 011 the Reo buy- "We are firmly convinced that the automobile industry is sound and per manent—and so we eschew practice too common in this industry, of looting the treasury every so often." SP id Mr. Bates. Instead of depending on banks to loan us money to manufacture auto mobiles. it is 110 unusual thing for us to be drawing interesct in deposits run ning up to and over two million dol lars." Continuing with figures it was stat ed that the net profits of the Reo Mo tor Car Company for the furteen months that constituted its last fiscal > ear were $2,589,187.34. And it was hinted another dividend will be dis tributed January first. And st'.oo,ooo. worth of stock of the Reo Motor Truck < ompany, which formerly was owned by the Reo Motor Car Corporation, was. i.ii" 1 . 8 , 1 ", ast J" f, ar. divided among the individual shareholders of the present company. e have never missed a cash dis count nor paid a bill with commercial paper, concluded .Mr. Bates. "So vou see, we had ample grounds for 'the statement we made in our ail. We are son-- if it hurt any one's feelings, even a rival s. But it happens to be the truth so we can only hope It will serve to illuminate some other matters and improve the general character of 'fi nancial statements.' [t will then prove beneficial to all concerned." Man, Believed Insane, Dives Through Window .-.Frederick i,rji,tri!e. aged 19 vears iliflpi, °rth Third street, was talceri iii <naige by the police to-dav 011 re quest of his family. The young man returned recently from New York after f„ av ff term of enlistment in tno l ntt«'Ci States Navy. At intervals he lias suffered with se vere attacks of dementia. Yesterday afternoon Young Lelbtrue created con siderable excitement by lumiiiiic through n window at his home Jn 'fuirles Will be made into the mental condition of the young man, and an application for a commission on lunacy ■ s probable. • * SERVICES FOR WOMAN WHO DIED FROM IJURNS Funeral services for Mrs. Ida C. Blair, aged 06 years, who died at the Harrisburg Hospital from burns re ceived in a fire at the home of her son. Andrew C. Blair. 613 .Schuylkill street, will be held to-morrow even ling at G o'clock In the funeral chapel of Undertaker Hoover & Son, 1413 North Second street, the Rev. p H Balsbaugli, pastor of the Sixth Street | United Brethren Church, officiating. The body will be taken to Lewishurg Monday morning by Undertaker Hoover, where further services will be held and burial made. WATCII FOR KREIBONN JBy Associated Press New York, Jan. 9.—William C. Red nelil. Secretary of Commerce, pre sented to-day to Captain Paul H. Krelbonn a watch, and to thirty-nine officers and seamen of the Red Star 1 Line steamship Kroonland medals awarded to them by Congress for their rescue of sixty-nine survivors of the steamship Volturno, burned in mid- Atlantic on October 9 and 10 last. MAGEE CASE POSTPONED Cincinnati. Ohio, Jan. 9. After hearing preliminary arguments In the suit filed by the American Baseball and Athletic Exhibition Company, seeking to restrain Leo B. Iloernsch meyer, known in baseball circles as Lee Magee, from managing any, or playing with any other term than the St. Louis Nationals, United States District Judge Holllster to-day post poned the case until January *l6. SUBSTITUTE FOR SHIP RILL Washington, D. C., Jan. 9.—Senator Cummins Introduced a substitute to day for the Administration ship pur chase hill. It would , authorize the President to acquire vessels suitable for naval auxiliaries at a cost not , exceeding $30,000,000, for which Pan ama bonds would be sold. MISS SMITH GIVES PARTY FOR STUDENT Edward Buck, of Gettysburg Col lege, Is Honor Guest at Linglestown PUPILS RETURN TO COLLEGES Dauphin County Mutual Fire Insur ance Company Holds Annual Business Meeting By Special Correspondence l.iuglcstowii, Pa., Jan. 9. —Church services will be held at the Church | of God to-morrow morning and at I the United Brethren Church In the I evening.—John Mcllhenny Smith en- ! tcrtained the following friends Satur- I day: Miss Mary Sponsler, Miss Kath- \ ryn Etter, Miss Augusta Grover, j Franklin Etter, William Wood and' Arthur Soudcrs.—The Dauphin Coun-j ty Mutual Fire insurance Company] held Its annual meeting at the Eagle! Hotel on Monday to transact yearly j business. The following officers were! elected: President, Calvin Cassel; secretary, S. A. Miller; treasurer, J. j H. Mcllhenny; directors, H. H. Hain. j j Isaac Hoffman, W. D. Bonawltz and! 1 A. S. Rlt/.man. —The school board of; !Lower Paxton meet at Paxtonia Inn! jon Monday evening to pay the teach ers their fourth month's salary, and! elected John Fackler to till the va-j eancy caused by the resignation of Miss Eva Daniel.—Robert Hoke, of I J Mt. Joy; Edward Buck, of Gettys burg College; Frank Hoke and Henry Ferber, of the Harrisburg Academy,! former students of the Linglestown High School, visited the schools of j town on Monday, delivering eloquent! addresses to their former schoolmates.! —Mr. and Mrs. George Shriner served; I a turkey dinner at their home on I Sunday in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Wll-j I Ham Blckley, of Harrisburg. Miss' | Marlon Smith entertained at her home, jon Monday evening In honor of Ed-j I ward Buck, of Gettysburg College. I Games and music were features of the j evening and refreshments were served to the following guests: Miss Verna IJuMlard, Miss Hulda Longenecker, Frank Hoke, Edward Buck, Robert Hoke, Ezra Strohm, Henry Ferber, Mrs. Elizabeth Malthaser, Mrs. Annie Smith and Miss Marion Smith. —The following students have returned to their respective schools after spend ing their vacation here: . Miss Sara Shriner, of the National School of Elo cution and Oratory; Miss Georgia Sny der. of Bucknell University; Miss I Vera Care and Miss Marion Smith, 'of Irving College; John Smith, of I Princeton University, and Edward Buck, of Gettysburg. —Miss Cathryn jsiiriner, a teacher In the public schools iof Johnstown, has returned to again re- I sume her studies. Miss Sara Zim -1 merman entertained at a taffy party 1 on Saturday evening in honor of Miss I Margaret Smith, of Harrisburg. j Mrs. Harry Juillard attended the fu ! neral of Richard Earnest at Humineis town on Tuesday.Mr. and Mrs. Rob ert Ozerholtz, of Columbia, were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wil son George.—Mrs. Charles Swartz, of Speecevllle, and Mrs. Henry Dooi\ of Altoona, on Monday were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Winegard ner, Jr.—Mrs. Jacob Urieh and daugh ter May. of Pleasant View, on Wed nesray were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Cassel. —The Rev. Wil liam Seigfried, of York county, spent a few days as the guest of his sister, Mrs. Alice Rabuck. Miss Jennie Spangler. of Pleasant View, spent a few days of this week the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Care.—Daniel Grubb mover from his home, former ly known as the Feeser home, to Pen brook. REOPENING OF CHURCH By Special Correspondence ICnders. Pa., Jan. 9. Russell L. Neff and Marion Fitting resumed their studies at the West Chester State Nor mal School after the holiday vacation. —Millard Enders returned to Ham burg, after a visit to his parents. Clinton D. Enders, of Northumber land. spent Wednesday at the home or G. W. Enders. Harry M. Sweigard (secured employment with the Adams Express Company at Harrisburg. (Mr. and Mrs. George Snyder, of Mer cer county, spent several days with relatives in tills section. —Miss Mary Enders resumed her studies at Berrys burg High School.—The reopening of the United Brethren Church will take place on Sunday, January IT. Proml . nent speakers have been engaged. Personal News items From Nearby Towns in Central Pennsylvania \ew Cutnbcrlunrt. Miss Florence Hull, who has been spendintr the holi days at her home, returned to Pitts burgh, where she Is a student of the Margaret Morrison Technical College. —Miss Mary Langlotz, of Philadelphia, is visiting her sister. Mrs. Bonisli. Miss Welker, of York, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Speakman. Mrs. James Davis is visiting the Rev. B. D. Rojohn's family, at Yoe, York county. —Sara Flelsher, of Philadelphia, is the guest of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Springer. Mrs. Cathe rine Cook is ill at her home. Miss Ada Stetler, of I„ake Erie College, was the guest of Miss Helen Fogelsenger, this week. Mr. and Mrs. H. Ross, of York, are guests of the former's broth ers, George and William Boss. Mr. and Mrs. Merl I.efever and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Freeburn, of Philadelphia, vis ited relatives here the past week. Miss Emily Chisolm, of Huntingdon, who has been the guest of Mrs. Van B. Dayhoff, returned home.—Albert Barth, of Lewlstown, was the guest of Charles LJeby, on Monday. Mrs. Henry Staup and daughter, Delia, who have been the guests of John Fehl's family, at Bella vista, have returned to their home, at Dover, Del. Mrs. W. Lechthaler vis ited relatives In York, tills week. Jack Metzel, of Philadelphia, was the guest of Mr. and Mrß. Sherman Hull, this week. Miss Carrie Keener was taken to the Harrisburg Hospital for treatment AUSTRIAN FORCES TRAPPED By Associated Press Geneva, via Paris, Jan. 9, 4.55 A. M. —The Austrians have been caught In a trap skilfully set by Generals Ruz sky and Ivanoff, according to advices from a Hungarian source received here without first passing in through the hands of the Austrian censor. SEIZED WITH APPENDICITIS Irvin Emerlck, a Philadelphia and Reading signalman, of Camp Hill, was taken to the Harrisburg Hospital last night suffering from acute appendi citis. He was operated 011 and his condition Is reported Improved. CHARUKD WITH I,ARCEN V George Taylor, colored, wanted In Carlisle for the larceny of clothes from his sister, was arrested last evening. NEWVILLE TO VOTE ON 1610,000 LOAN Money to Be Used For Auto Fire Truck and Quarters For Company WILL GIVE TOWN PROTECTION Borough Council Elects Officers and Announces Appointments for Coming Term By Special Correspondence Ncwville, Pa., Jan. 9.—Harry Corn- j probst, of Frederick, Md., spent Sat- < urday here. Mrs. Mclaughlin and daughter Clara visited Mr. and Mrs. William Best.—Miss Belle Dunfee has returned from Washington, D. C.— Miss Lottie Mitten, of Philadelphia, is spending some time with her father and sister.—Mrs. G. W. Landls spent the week-end In Harrisburg with her : son, Ceorge B. Landls.—Mr. and Mrs. 1 Mervln Myers and children, who spent ! the past six weeks among relatives, , have returned to their home in lowa. ! —Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Huntsberger spent Friday in Harrisburg. Miss ! Carrie Baker, of Middle Spring, visited Miss Charlotte Stoev for a few days.— j I Mrs. Carrie Davidson has returned to ( ; Harrisburg after a visit with her | daughter. Mrs. A. P. Oyler.—Miss Lu cretla Ott entertained a number of her j young friends at her home Wednesday j evening In honor of her cousin. Miss Mary Bell, of Harrisburg. Samuel j Nehf slipped on the steps at his home in East Alain street on Monday morn ing and broke his arm.—Mr. and Mrs. !W. W. Dougherty celebrated the ! twenty-fifth anniversary of their inar ; riage on Saturday in a very o.ulet man ! ner.—'The regular monthly meeting of ! the Civic Club will be held at the I home of Mrs. J. W. Sharpe on Mon- I day evening. The subject, "A Great | Composer, and Selections from His ! Works." will be discussed by Miss I Mary McCachran. —Mr. and Mrs. R. H. I Lehman attended the Blspham con cert at the Maj>tic Theater in Har- I risburg.—At a meeting of town coun- I eil February 12 was selected as the day when the citizens have the privi-I lege of voting for a, SIO,OOO loan, thus j increasing the borough Indebtedness.! I This money is to be devoted to the i purchase of an auto tire engine and | | providing suitable quarters for It. , ( After more than a year's discussion (and two disastrous fires) Newville | may at last have proper fire protec- I tion. Council also chose these officers: j President. J. V.Bowman; secretary and [clerk. J. M. Reed; borough engineer, S. j D. Mowery; treasurer, Ed. W. James; ' street commissioner and police. Elmer | Hollenbaugh; health officer. R. M. | Haekett: borough attorney, C. S. Brin- | I ton. Carlisle. DINNER FOR AGED SISTERS By Special Correspondence New Gcrmaittown, l*a„ Jan. !>. — (Jacob Hopple killed a hog which j I cleaned 390 pounds and Jajnes Bal itozer one which tipped the beam at •130 pounds.—M. L. ithinesmitb put a pump in a well for Mrs. R. C. Adams. —Eil J. Gutshe.il purchased a tine Edison graphophone.-—-Van Adams, of New Freedom, spent several days j with his mother, Mrs. R. C. Adams. — Eight of our people attended the fu neral of Dr. William J. Allen at Uan disburg on Monday. Ira C. Morrison | took them down in a sled.—Mrs. Dia na Morrison, 71 years old. gave a; dinner for her aged sisters, Mary B. Kern, 79 years, and Mrs. Jane Tress-| ler, 81 years.—Squire John A. Rhea visited his daughter, Mrs. Blaine Bower, at Shlremanstown. and friends J at Carlisle.—George Anderson, of Mt. j Pleasant, has moved into his new 1 house.—Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Mumper; visited lier parents. Mr. and Mrs.' j George Barclay at Mt. Joy.—Mrs. W. R. Mumper and sister. Miss Pauline I iGring visited in Harrisburg on Wed-| nesday.—Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hock-1 cnberry; of East Waterford, visited the latter's aunt, Mrs. Rachel McConnell. —Miss Blanche Seagor, Miss Louisa Mumper and Charles W. Otto spent, a day with Mr. and Mrs. Milton Fritz, of Saville. —Paul McKeehan, of Cen | ter township, and Charles Briner, of New Bloomfleld, called to soc their j aged relative, Mrs. Magdalene Eby, who is recovering from a paralytic stroke.—A. L. Mumper visited Mr. i land Mrs. John Hockcnberry, of Sa ville. | HOTEL PARTY FOR GUESTS j Mrs. J. W. Troupe Honored by I'riends at Plain By Special Correspondence lilain. Pa., Jan. 9.—George llas- I singer, of Shelly. Ohio, and William H. j Hassinger, of Lancaster county, are ] here, on account of the serious illness ,of their mother, Mrs. Margaret Has - 1! singer. Guy Reisinger, of Illinois, visited his brother, Frank Reislngor.— Miss Charlotte Bernhlsel, of Harris burg. visited friends here. —Peter L. Burd, of East Waterford, visited his 1 ' son-in-law G. C. Yohn.-—Miss Flor | ence Reisinger, of near Fort Robinson, j spent Sunday with Miss Ruth Book.— I Mrs. J. C. Rickard was taken to the j Shope Hospital, at Harrisburg, for treatment.— Interesting parlor games were enjoyed at the hotel at a party held in honor of Mrs. J. W. Troupe, of Sunbury. by the following guests: Misses Mae Wentzel. Annlo Harkins, Golda. and Frankle Dlmm, Hazel Hencli, Marie Patterson, Ida McKee, Lee Dromgold. Grace Stambaugh and Cora Fox, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Garber, Mr. and Mrs. R. K.'Hench, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Troupe, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Woods, Mrs. W. H. Stlne, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Snvder, Leslie Shumaker, C. J. Kell, W. F. Hall, J. F. Harkins. Harry Orth, Miles Bower. Ira Oarnmn, F. N. Stroup, Roy Mlnich, Russell Johnson and G. L. Gutshall. —Edward Owings, of Mechanlcsburg, visited his father, William Owings, of this place, and his brother. Lute Owings. of Indiana, who was here and whom he had not seen for twenty-four years.—Guests enter tained at the home of Professor New ton Kerstetter were Misses Golda Dlmm and Lee Dromgold. W. F. Hall and C. D. Kell. —Mrs. G. G. Spohn, of Camden, N. J., is visiting here. WILL WINTER IN FLORIDA By Special Correspondence Lcwietown, Pa., Jan. 9.—Mr. and , Mrs. C. R. Hoffman have returned I home from a trip to Philadelphia and , New York. Andrew Spanogle and daughters, Flo and Catherine, will spend three months in Florida. • Mr. Spanogle Is 92 years of age and still I hale and hearty.—Thomas Craig, of . Chicago, 111., is visiting friends here.— I Miss Mildred Wentz after a visit to friends here has returned to her music j studies in Philadelphia.—Jacob Hoff man, of Harrisburg. called on friends here this week.—H. D. Miller, of Harrisburg. has been calling on friends II here.—S. S. Woods and family have i returned from a trip to North Caro lina. 111. C. 111. WILL ISK CLOSINEOF HOTELS Circulating Petitions to York Coun ty Court Against Grant ing of Licenses HAVE BEEN OPEN MANY YEARS Dallastown Choral Society Re hearsing For Production of Oratorio in Spring By Special Correspondence Dallastown, Pa., Jan. 9.—Members of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union are circulating petitions which are to be presented to the court asking for the abolishment of the two hotels which have been here almost since tho town was established. The claim is made that they are not necessary. Tho petitions are numerously signed, as tho town voted aierainst license several years ago.—Alexander Knaub, an ageil resident, was married on Tuesday to Anna E. Myers, of York. They will reside here in the old Knaub home stead.—Sirs. William Bowen, of Tow son, lid., is visiting at the home of Mrs. E. S. Mann, her niece. Miss Florence Kohler has returned to her studies at Mlllersville and Miss Alverta Peters lias gone back to West Chester after spending the holidays at home. —The Aldn-Sembrich Society, Dallas Minnich, director, has resumed re hearsals for the winter and will pre sent an oratorio in the Spring.—Mr. and Mrs. William Kohler entertained at a turkey dinner the Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Zehrlng.—Alias Emma Eberly is confined to the house by sickness. John Eberly, who has been using crutches for over a month on account of an injury to his left leg, is now able to move about with a cane. BKIXGS 'HOME FI.ORIDA FRUIT By Special Correspondence Middle burg, Pa., Jan. 9. John Mertz, of Lewistown, called on friends , hero recently.—Mr. and Mrs. Edward Haldeman called on Mrs. Haldeman'x parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moyer. at Freebnrg. on Sunday.—Mr. and airs. William Hottenstein, of Sunbury, cn | joyed the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. I James Sigler on Sunday.—Bryce Har ter, of Sunbury, is visiting at tho home of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Wagenseller,— Jay Bachman is spend ing some time with relatives at Uoa i noke, \"a.—Birchard Moyer returned from Florida on Tuesday and brought with him a fine collection of fruit.—• Frank Cooner, of Oil City, spent sev eral days with his sister, Mrs. A. D. Gougler. —C. M. Bickel and family spent Sunday with Charles Arbogast at Richfield.—B. B. Beistle and family, of Williamsport, spent several days ot I last week with E. K. Freyman.—P. M. j Schoch, of New York city, is spending | some time with his parents, Mr. anil i Mrs. M. 1a Schoch.—Dr. and Mrs. u. ] K. Pellman, of. Mlfilinburg. were re- I cent visitors at the home of Mr. anil Mrs. J. F. Stetler. j HENS BREAKING- EGG RECORD By Special Correspondence Northumberland, Pa., Jan. 9. —Mr. j and Mrs. A. S. Iloffman spent tho j forepart of the week with relatives lat Danville.—Councilman M. L. New |man has twenty-two barred Plymouth | Rock hens that laid a record number | of eggs during the last month—sixteen dozen. —Mrs. J. C. Kelly has been iu New York city this week. Mrs. ]„. B. Scott, of Kenovo, was a visitor in itown on Tuesday.—Miss Lottie Harri json lias returned to her home in Wil | liamsport after a visit with Miss Till I Toole. —A meeting of the Women h | Christian Temperance Union will bo iheld at the home of Mrs. M. Roberts, In Orange street, next Tuesday after noon.—Mrs. E. Morrow, of Glouces ter, N. J., has returned after spend ing ten days with her mother, Mrs. Heck, and her sister, Mrs. William McAllister.—Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ban ten, of Seranton, were recent visitors in town.—Robert <-adman returned to Philadelphia on Sunday to resume his studies at the University of Penn sylvania.—Tiie Rev. J. D. Curran, returned missionary from Africa, will speak in St. John's Lutheran Church on Sunday evening-—Mrs. S. D. Burke, who has been seriously ill In a hos pital at Williainsport, is improving.— Mrs. S. S. Smith spent Wednesday in Williainsport. Miss Cora Helm, of | Hhamokin, was a guest recently of her sister, Mrs. Daniel Zerbe.—Miss Mary ' Young, of Philadelphia, is visiting her ! parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Young.— i William Boyer, of York, Is visiting at ! the home of Mrs. Emma Peters.—J. ;O. Kopenhaver ha.s been a visitor in , Ellzabethvllle. —John McClaln. a sailor lon the United States cruiser Virginia, lis homo on a furlough and is staying (with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Me- Clain. —Mrs. E. M. Roseruan sprained | her wrist on Monday when she fell on an icy pavement. MEETINGS AT BERRYBBURG Berrysburg, Pa., Jan. 9. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hartman returned to their home in Smyrna, Del., after at tending the funeral of Mr. Hartman'3 brother.—Protracted meetings began on Sunday evening in the Evangelical Church. The Rev. Mr. Derr occupied the pulpit.—Mrs. Joseph Kaine and son, of Lykens, visited her parents j for a few days.—Communion services will be held on Sunday morning lit I the Lutheran Church by the Rev. Md. Derr.—P. 11. Keboeh is at New York this week.—Miss Lena Hartman and Miss Marl Snyder have returned to their respectivo duties.—Mrs. Norman Engle and son, of Penbrook, spent the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keboeh.—The students of the different schools who spent the holidays at home returned to their schools on Monday. BIBLE CLASS ON SLEIGHKIDE By Special Correspondence Thompson town. Pa., Jan. 9.—Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Haldeman are spending some time in Washington. N. J.—The Christian Endeavt>r So ciety of the Lutheran church will hold I a special service to-morrow evening at i which time the new officers will be ] installed. —Mrs. C. A. Melser, Miss Alary Melser and Moyer Melser spent | several days In Mlddleburg.—John Al lien and son John, Jr., attended the ! funeral of the former's brother. Dr. I Allen, of Landlsburtc. on Monday.—• !j. W. McNalght's and Mrs. J. W. Mc- Naight's Bible classes took advantage of the good sleighing and spent Thurs day evening at the home of L. G. Cameron in Pfoutz's Valley. Roy Colyer, of Harrisburg, spent the week end with his family in this place.- - Holy comrtiunion will be opened In the Lutheran Church to-morrow morning at 10.30 o'clock, the Rov. J>. B. Trelbley, pastor—W. R. Gong made a trip to Mifflin on Tuesday.—Dr. W. H. Haines was in Miffllntown Wed nesday.—Miss Bertha Myers, of Mll lerstown. spent Monday with her sis ter, Mrs. Walter Thompson. 5