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Why the Earth
By ITof. G. P. Soi'vlss
QUAKES— li Is Generally Supposed
to Be Because It Is Slowly Cooling
Off Within, but there is a Curious
Theory Ascribing lite Trouble to the
"Pear-shape" of the Earth.
"What causes earthquakes?"- R.
M. C., Brooklyn."
The principal causes are: (1)
The movement of under-ground rock
masses yielding to the strain to which
the crust of the globe is subjected by
unbalanced forces. This is the cause
of the majority of great earthquakes.
(2) Volcanic eruptions sometimes
• ause earthquakes by upsetting the
equilibrium of the rock strata in the
neighborhood. (.3) Local earth
quakes, of no great intensity, may be
caused by the fall of subterranean
cavern roofs, or the sudden subsid
ence of au increasingly heavy deposit
of soil washed from tue mountains bv
water. (41 Explosions of steann
formed from sea-water that has
penetrated" into heated rocks, may
also cause earthquakes. Prof.
T. J. J. See regards this as the
chief causa of earthuakes. (5) The
unsteadiness of the earth's axis of
rotation, whose poles wander about
irregularly, a few yards from the
positions that they would continually
occupy if the axis were rigidly fixed
has also been assigned as a possible
38 use of earthquakes.
Statistics show that when the de
parture of the poles from their mean
places is greatest, of when a rapid
change takes place in the direction
of their movement, making a decided
"wobble." earthquakes are more fre
quent than when the great whirling
globe "sleeps" on a steadier axis, like
a perfectly balanced top. tt>) The
tidal strain of the attraction of the
sim and the moon on the earth is also
considered by some to have an effect
in inducing earthquakes.
You will perceive, from all this,
what a delicately balanced thing this
huge globe of ours is. Its vast magni
tude and immense weight make it
tremble, with molecular as well its
molar vibrations, like a heavily loaded
elastic floor, which, though strong
enough as a whole to bear its burden,
shivers with almost imperceptible
undulations at every shifting of
weight, and impresses the sensitive
observer with a consciousness of the
strain that is being borne, a con
sciousness that sometimes becomes
startlingly vivid when a cracking
indicates a quick readjustment of
the opposing forces
The fact that most earthquakes
occur along certain well-known belts
of the earth's surface proves that
within these belts the crust is less
solidly adjusted than elsewhere.
"Lines of weakness" exist there, with
fissures and "faults" where, when the
rocks begin to buckle under tho
strain, slips and downfalls take place
which produce the effect of hammer
strokes on the solid crust and sends
vibrations through the earth as if it
were a giant bell. The origin of tire
strains which bring about these ef
fects must be found ultimately in the
changes of figure that the globe un
dergoes as it slowly shrinks within
while its crust wrinkles like the skin
of a drying apple.
that the earth is very hot insi-e
and at no very great depth from the
surface is certain, and equally cer
tain is it that the heat must, h.'-vcv >
slowly, escape into surrounding
space, and this escape of heat must,
in turn, bring about a shrinkage suffi
cient to prevent the solidified crust
from settling into a state of perma
nent equilibrium.
One curious suggestion derived
from studies of the precise shape ot'
the earth is that the crushing and
buckling forces which disturb the
crust mat arise, at least in part, from
the tendency of the planet to pass
under the pull of its own gravitation
from a form slightly resembling the
outlines of : pear to a truly spherical
shape. As long as the pear shape con
tinues. the crust can never be at rest.
It is I'rofessor J. H. Jeanc who has
assigned this peculiar form to the
earth. According to his interpreta
tion of the measures made by various
methods the small end of the earth
pear is in the southern hemisphere,
and Includes the lofty Antarctic conti
nent. as well as a part of Australia,
while the broader end is in the mid
dle of the North Atlantic Ocean and
the belt or middle part of the peat
includes the regions where the great
est continental masses of the earth
Professor Jeans points out that the
lines along which the chief earth
quake regions lie follow the belt or
equatorial circumference of the pear,
where the disturbing forces would be
most active.
If you will look at a school globe
of the earth you will see the location
of these regions. But. even if you
had an exact model of the earth as
large as a house you could not clearly
see the pear-shape because the rela
tive elevations and depressions on
which it depends are very slight when
compared with the size of the earth
as a whole. This is complicated, too,
with the flattening about the poles of
the axis of rotation.
Many other curious conclusions
have been drawn front studies of the
earth's shape, ail of which have some
{tearing on the question of the origin
of disturbances within its mass, for
when yon have a huge body revolving
swiftly, as the earth does, it cannot
go with perfect sieadiness if it lacks
symmetry. Upon the we may
regard ourselves as very fortunate
that the earth behaves as welt as it
does with regard to our comfort.
[Continued from I-'lrst Pngc.]
years old, but no better soldier lived
than he.
Howard Criner was killed by a
direct hit with a 77mm shell, no
part of him was ever found, he just
Nauss was killed some time dur
ing August, during our occupation of
Fismes and Fismette, and I can't
find any one who was with him, but
I can say that he was doing his duty.
All the men I have mentioned
were of the best and constantly on
the job. Corpo.'ul Wtllhide was kill
ed while with a ration detail going
into Fismette. I.lent. Zacharlas
made him a corporal Just after I
went into the hospital.
Fismes and Fismette were the
hottest places this company ever
got Into and Chumbersburs, Harris
burg. Bradford and every other
represented in this company,
" JANUARY 2. 1919.
Gillette Opposing Mann
For Speaker of House
I 3.
The entrance of Representative
j Gillette, of Massachusetts, into the
i fight for the Speakership of the next
I House, against Representative James
i it. Mann, of Illinois, gives promise
of a hot tight among the Repub
| ilcans. Mr. Gillette announced that
! liis candidacy had been tinanimous
jly endorsed by the representatives
I of the Massachusetts delegation and
| had received assurance of support
! from many others. It is reported that
ttie Anti-Saloon League is preparing
.to make a light against Mr. Mann
j because he fought the Hobson "dry"
I resolution some years ago.
i can well be proud of every man in
| the company.
How Tlicy Won
1 was never more proud in my life
.than on August 9. when, after being
wounded and no officer left with the
! company. Sergeant Kane was placed
in command of the company. Kane
was wounded and attotiter sergeant
took charge. Each X. C. O. and pri
vate knew his job and fought like
One matt took an automatic rifle
and laid in the street and after hav
ing the rear sight shot off of his rifle
lie continued to fire until he put the
opposing machine gun out of ac
Miles Howe, whom you probably
rcntentber, went out and got himself
a German lieutenant and then went
out and got three men.
Nate Xesselson. of Bradford,
corssed the Vesle three times as a
runner and carried messages to bat
talion headquarters under heavy
'machine gun and shell lire.
Without exception the men of 0
Company fought and fought with
their heads as well as with their
His Brother Killed
In the At-gonne the only man of
C Company of the Bth to be killed,
was nty brother, who had been com
missioned itt August and was in com
mand of the company.
We had four men ki'.led in the
Meuse-Argonne offensive and forty
four wounded.
The Company fought as first line
troops with every battalion in the
regiment and captured or rather
took part in the capture of Hill 288
and Chateau Cheheny.
At Chateau Cheheny they scaled
perpendicular cliffs where the Boche
could not depress his machine guns
and captured what was the key po
sition to a further advance in the
Valley of the Aire.
In the Thiancourt sector in the
Woevre we had none killed and had
but twelve men wounded, although
in front line positions for eleven
The Terrible Toll
Our total casua'ties for the war
were twenty-six kilted and about one
hundred and sixty wounded.
Lieut. Zacharias escaped unhurt.
In the capture of Fismette 1 sent him
to support the 109 th machine gun
battalion for which I was afterward
very thankful, as it left an officer
with the company when they came
out of that place.
He was in Fismette for five days
later and was across the river a
number of times with ammunition
and rations.
In the Argonnc he was sent to i
school on the fourth day of the drive
and rejoined the outfit on November :
5 or ti, in the front lines at. Ham- I
mout, where we were when the
armistice was signed.
The Boetae artillery made this a ;
hot sector although their infantry
was thoroughly cowed.
The regiment conducted raids !
daily and always brought in Hun i
Company D occupied Marambois ;
farm during the last three or four '
days preceding the armistice and '
did fine work.
Why tlic War Was Won
From this letter you will prob- ;
ably think Company C fought the !
war. but our record is the record i
of every company in the regiment.
I am sorry that 110 more particu- '
iars of Nauss' death are available. !
but if I can get hold of some one
who was in his squad will let you j
Mrs. Nauss wrote a letter to me '
some time ago and should have re- I
ccived my reply some time ago.
Sergeant Storey was slightly 1
wounded 011 July 26 in the Forest '
de Fere.
After we went into Fismes I de
dided that it would lie foolish to !
keep him in so hot a place and sent '
him back to the kitchen at Cheny- !
Story's work was such that he did !
not see any direct action but under !
shell tire he was as cool as the cool- j
est and in the Foret de Fere he was !
one of the little bunch who instead
of going back to better cover told
me in answer to the question as to
why they had done so: "We knew
you were up in front."
They were company headquarters
and refused to go with any platoon
because they figured they couldn't
go back when 1 was up front.
Every Man a Iloro
Bo you wonder that J Jove them
and am proud of them?
1 was wounded on the nose and
the shin by shell fire on July 25
near Epied and by machine gun fire
on August 9.
The boys at hand wanted to carry
nie back immediately und some of
them exposed themselves to fire,
machine gun and snipers, to try to
convince me that they should be al
lowed to take me out.
To mention each instance of brav
: cry would be to mention each mem
ber of the company.
Pergeant Bltner wishes to he re
membered to you and he constantly
bemoanß the fact that you could not
| lead the company into action.
I don't know whether to be in
sulted or not.
Blent. Zucharlas and the boys of
old C Company, all wish to be re
membered to you and with me ap
preciate the fact that we can call on
you for anything at any time, but j
the regulations do not allow tho
•sending of thing 3 and I have moro '
. money available for the company ;
I titan 1 have been able to spend—as
' a very good mess is provided and
: cakes, candy, etc.. are never avail-;
j able in very large quantities.
| Any individual case you wish to ,
' inqu're into I will be very glad to ;
j furnish all Information I can gather.
"While tho censorship regulations
j have been relaxed, individual casual
i ties ma> not be mentioned until j
j published in official lists.
As soon as possible will send you ,
! a complete cnsualtty list of the
| company.
1 might mention that we have ;
I with us now 44 men irom C of the ;
■ Eighth.
Give my regards to Mrs. Sline and
I all my friends in Hurrisburg.
[Continued from Kirst Page.]
tor Emaustcl to members of the cab- •
inet. Scnatuis. Deputies arid high of
| ticials who gathered at tho Q'.irinal.
| The King, during his short address 1
sent felicitations to the army, jxiying ,
a tribute to its discipline and stead- j
fastness. He closed ny extending
salutations to America and the Ai- '
i lied nations.
Paris, Jan 2. —President Wilson j
j is on his way to Rome, where he is
I to be the guest of King Victor Email- I
I tiel. The American President is ]
j expected to visit the Pope and also;
1 the Methodist College, and will con-!
tinue his conference with the King, ,
Premier Orlando and Baron Sonnino, |
j the foreign minister. The Prcsi- ;
dent is expected to reach Rome to-
I morrow. He will be met by the
| Italian King.
j , Important results are expected
from this visit, which will be the last
ito the abied countries before the
j beginning of the peace conference.
Immediatey after breakfast yes-;
; terday morning, the President went
, with Mrs. Wilson and Rear Admiral
Cary T. Grayson, iiis personal phy
; sician, to the beautiful St. Cloud
1 course, under gray but rainless
I clouds, and played golf for an hour.
There was a quiet family New
I Year's dinner at the Murat residence.
!No business was put before the
President. His only departure from
j the injunction of Admiral Grayson to
j devote the day to complete relaxation j
and repose came in the afternoon. I
I when lie received a New Year's call I
j from President and Madame Poin- j
jcare and later visited Colonel Edward '
M. House, witn whom he had a con
i ferenee. Beyond this, he had no ap
I The conference in Rome with the
j Italian statesmen will, in a sense,
1 be a continuation of those held here
I when King Victor Emmanuel visited
! Paris, and the President also talked
j with Premier Orkfndo and Foreign I
Minister Sonnino. Tho results of
j President Wilson's conferences with
i the British premier, David Lloyd
j George and Foreign Minister Bal
: four, which have not yet been fully
i disclosed, probably will have an ini-
I portant relation to the continuation
• of the conferences with the Italian
' leaders.
The working machinery of the
American commission has been thor
oughly organized during the Presi
dent's absence in England, and
everything is virtually ready to
begin business when he returns front
There appears no reason for alter
ing the forecast made four weeks ago
that President Wilson Intends to be
back in Washington before the clos
ing of the American Congress on
March 4. or that, if necessary, he
will return to France eariy in the
spring to continue his work. There
are. however, some indications that
the President's hope that his return
will not be necessary may be re
Before leaving for Rome, Presi
dent Wilson paid a call on Madame
Poincare at the El.vsee palace in re
turn for the New Year's visit Presi
dent Poincare paid Mrs. Wi'son in
the morning.
Mrs. Robert Lansing, wife of the
American secretary of state; Mrs.
House, wife of Colonel Edward M.
House, and Mrs. Grew, wife of Jos
eph C. Grew, of the American peace
delegation, yesterday, on the occa
sion of Now Year's received infor
mally, their guests being various at
taches of the peate conference Amer
ican war workers, members cf the
Red Cross and newspaper corre
spondents. President Wilson, Sc-cre
taiy of Sate Lansing, Colonel House
and General Tasker H. Bliss were
among the guests. The drnwingroom
was handsomely decorated.
James M. Yeager, formerly Unit
ed States marshal of the Middle
district of Pennsylvania, has sent to
a few of his friends with his New
Y*ear's compliments a little booklet
containing his report to the Ord
nance Production Department of the
United States At my on ids platform
work of more than five months for
the Liberty Loan and other govern
ment activities. Mr. Yeager is one
of the most eloquent of public speak
ers of the country and his speaking
tour was h.ghiy appreciated by the
officials of the government. His
speechmaking had the effect in niany
plants of speeding up the war work
and Mr. Yeager naturally feels the
gratification of patriotic service well
Deaths and Funerals
Fred Farling, nge BS years, died i
Tuesday at his homo. 245u Herr street. !
from influenza. He was for many
years the caretaker at the Kast Har- I
risburg Cemetery. Fueral services J
will be held to-morrow afternoon, at I
3:30 o'clock, the Rev. John Millet , pas- t
tor of the Penbrook I'nited Brethren i
Church, officiating. Burial will be
made in the Kast Harisburg Cemetery
His wife and two sons. Alfred Farling
and Brooks Failing; two daughters.
Mrs. Mary Gross and Christine Arnold
Farling. and a brother, the Rev. Obe
diah Farling. survive.
Mrs. Kdith Ensminger. wife of Jo
seph Knstninger, died Tuesday at her
home. 3463 Reel street. She was aged
39 years. Funeral services will be
held Saturday afternoon, at 1:30
o'clock. The Rev. H. R. Bender, pas
tor of the Illdbe Avenue Methodist
Church, will officiate.
In addition to her husband.- two
children. Ralph Knsminger and lis
ter Knsmlnger, survive: her father,
two brothers and three sisters. Mrs.
Knsminger was a member of Capltai
City Kodge. Order of Kastern Star.
Burial will be made In llarrishurg
Twelve applicants for places on the
State Police force to-day were exam
ined by Acting Superintendent of
State Police Kumb at the Capitol.
There are now fifty vacancies in the
four companies
CHICAGO not HI) OF Til AI)P, '
4 hlcngo. Jan. I'.—Board of Trade
Corn—January. 1.41 : May. 1.35
Oats—January. 6S - 4 : May, C 9",.
Pork—January. 47.35; May. 43.32.
I.ar—January, 23.02: May. 24.00.
Ribs—January 25.87; Mat. 23.87,
B.v -LmriiU-u Prn
Now \ ork, Jun. 2 - Aside from lo
cttl J motions, which continued to
weakon 011 the Brooklyn Kupld
Transit receivership, firmness ruled
t the opening of the first session of
the new year on the Stock Exchange.
Brooklyn Transit snares dropped
1 1-4 points and the 7 per cent, nulcs
.> points. Interborough Consolidated,
pfd.. losing 1 1-4. Reactions else
where were confined to fractions, ex
cepting Mexican Petroleum, which
fell 1 1-2. Coppers, shippings and a
few high grade rai s. especially Pa
cifies, contributed to the moelerate
strength of the general list, steels
and motors also stiffening.
Chandler Brothers ami Company,
members of New York nd Philadel-
I ia Slock Exchanges—3 North Mar
ket Square, llarrlsburg; 336 Chestnut
streets Philadelphia: 34 Pine street,
No* York—furnish the followins
quotations: Open. Close.
All is Chalmers 32% 32
Amer Beet Sugar Ct 04
American Can 4 7 48%
Am Car and Foundry Co S3 % 82
Amer Loco 61 61
Amer Smelting 76% 75%
Anaconda 604- Cu%
Atchison 95% 93%
Baldwin Locomotive ... 74'- 74%
Baltimore and Ohio .... 49% 5u
Bethlehem TBteel IB) .... 61% 61%
Central Leather 60% 60
Chesapeake and 0hi0.... 56% 66%
Chicago, R 1 and Pacific 25% 25 V 8
Chino Con Copper 33% 33%
Col Fuel and Iron .... 36% 37 '
Corn Products 48% 48%
Crucible Steel 5S 57%
Distilling Securities ... 48 48%
Erie 17% 17
General Motors 134 133
Goodrich, B. F 57 57
Great Northern pfd .... 85% 84%
Inspiration Copper .... 46% 46
International Paper .... 30% 31
Kenneeott 32% 32%
Lackawanna Steel .. .. 67% 67%
Lehigh alley 55% 55
Mere War Ctfs 26 % 26%
More War Ctfs pfd, ..... 11! 112%
Mex Petroleum 179% 176%
Miami Copper -, 22% 23%
Midvale Steel 44 • 43%
New York Central 75 76
N Y. Nl4 and 14 31% 31%
New York. Ont and West 20 19%
Norfolk and Western .. 108% 108%
Northern Pacific 94% 93%
Pennsylvania Railroad . 45% 45%
Ray Con Copper 21% 21%
Reading 82% 81%
Southern Pacific 102 101%
Southern R>* 29% 29%
Studebaker 52 51
I'nion Pacific 128% 128%
U 8 Rubber 80% 78%
U 8 Steel 95% 94%
L* S Steel pfd 113% 113%
Utah Copper 74% 73%
Willys-Overland 26 25%
I'lltl. V IH-'.i.PI ,.\ PRODUCE
Ly Aisociaicd i J res\
Philadelphia, Jan. 2. Wheat
No. •. !,, .CO. e-.-o; -.0. 2. reu. 2.24,
No. 3. soli, led, 82.24.
Corn The martlet is firm; No. 2,
yellow, as to grade anu locution,
41.60® 1.7 5.
Oats The maikel is firm.
No. 2. white. 60<goo* 2 e, No. o. whue.
7 9 ® 7 9 % c.
Biun The market is steady; soft
winter, ton. 840.50® 47. 00; spring,
pel 1011. 84 4.0'U1l 45.00.
Butter The market is steady,
W eater u, extru. puckcU, creamery,
69c; nearby prints, fancy,- 73®75c.
Cheese Tito market is hrm,
N'evi fork una Wisconsin, full mnk,
36® 37 %c.
Eggs—Market firm; Pennsylvania,
anu oilier nearby lusts', tree cases.
819.80 per case; do.. current
receipts. free cases. 819.20 pet
case, western, extra lusts, free cases.
819.80 per case; do., firsts, free
cases, 4l 00® 19.20 per case; fancy,
selected, packed. 71®73c per dozen.
Refined Sugars Mat get sleauy;
powoeit'll, 8.46 c. extra tiuu granulat
ed 7.25 c.
Live Poultry Market higher;
fowls. 37® 40c; spring chickens. 36®
38c; fowls, not leghorns, 32® 36c; white
leghorns, 34®37c; young, aolinicuieU
roosters, 22® 23c; old roosters, 22®23e;
bflois i tin t,i lis, not Icgjiulhs, sUiits2e,
white leghorns, [email protected]; roasting
chickens. 30® 26c; ducks. Peking,
spring. 35® 38c; do., old, 30® 35c; In
dian thinners, 32® 36c; spring ducks.
Loog loiitnu, ulti ui', turkey a. 66a iuu.
geese, nearby. 30® 34c; Westerti. [email protected]
Dressed Poultry—Steady; turkeys
spring, choice to fancy, 45®46c'
do., western, choice to fancy, 44® 45c'
turkeys, fresh killed, fair to good SlI
® 43c, turkeys, common. 31® 36c; old
turkeys, 36®4<IC. fowls. limb
killed fowls, fancy, 34®36c; do
smaller sizes, 27®31c; old roosters'
2Sc; broiling chickens, western, 43®'
45c; roasting chickens, 21® 35c; ducks
4u®42c; vvesiein duclls, 38((MUc geeso'
27 ® 32c; dressed Pekin ducks. 34®
36c; old ducks, 30®>32c; Indian Run
ners. [email protected]%e;. spring ducks. Lomt
Island. 30®40c.
Potatoes The market is steady
New Jersey, No. 1, 80®90e
pei basket. jo„ No. 2, o®i,uc -ef
oasket: do.. 100-Ib. bags. No. 1 $-'su®
300 extra quality; do.. No. 2. B)'som
2.2.>. Pennsylvania 100 rbs No 1
82.50®2.85; do., per 100 lbs".." fancy
82.964ty.tu. New Jersey, No. i i.7'
lbs.. [email protected]; do.. No. 2, 100* lbs
$1.25® 1.75; western, per 100 lbs. s•> o'o
@2.25; New York State, per too n,
$2 25®- 2.35; Maine, per 100 lbs.. I.6t>&p
1.90; Delaware uncl Maryland, per luo
bag. [email protected]$1.10, Michigan, per ton
lbs ! $1.56 @l-70; Florida, pcr£arm|°
[email protected]; Florida. per bushel
hamper, _u®Sc; I'lorlda, per Isu-!b
bags. $1.50®J. 00; North Carolina n
barrel. $1.50®4.00; South Carolina' per
barrel, $1.50®4.00; Norfolk, oor bur
rel. $3.4.'.® 4.75: _ Eastertf shore, ql r
barrel. $3.20® 3.a0; fancy Macungie
No. i, per barrel, $2.9044 J.l 0. <j„ . •
2 pel barrel. [email protected] " *
Hay— The market Is firm; timothy
No. 1. large and small bales, $3 > 00®
33.00 per ton; No. 2. small bales. $3OOO
@31.00 per ton; [email protected] 6 .00 per
ton; sample, $12.50® IJ.OO per t on uu
grade, $7.50® 11.50 per ton. '
Clover Light mixed. $30.00®
31.00 per ton; No 1. light, mixed
mixed. s2o. 00 @.6.00 per tun; n J
grade [email protected] per ton.
Tallow The market is qui et
prime city, in tierces. IS%c; city
special loose. 14 %c; prime countrv
13c; dark. U%@l2c: edible in tierce*
16%® 17c.
Flour The market is dull and
weak: winter new, 100
per cent, flour. sto.6s® 10.75; Kansas
wheat, new. [email protected] per barrel
current receipts. $10.60® 10.80 per bar
rel; spring patents. $10.75® 10.90; per
barrel; spring, clear. $9.75®9.D0 per
By .Associated Press
Chicago, Jan. 2. <L\ S. Bureau
of Markets). Hogs Receipts.
38.000; opening Strong to a shade
higher, now steady. Bulk of sales,
$17.55017.95; butchers, $17.750 18.00;
light, 117.00® 17.90; packing. 116.96®
17.70; throwouts, $15.750 16.90: pigs,
good to choice, $14.50015.50.
Cattle Receipts, 14,000; beef
butchers' cattle strong, 15c to 25c
higher;calves lfsc higher. Beef cattle,
good, choice and prime, $16.25019.75;
common and medium, $9.75016.25.
Butcher stock, cows and heifers, $6.49
014.50; canners and cutters, >7.ou®
8.25. Stoekers and feeders, good,
choice and fancy. $10.50013.75, in
ferlor, common and medium, s7.so'i.
10.50; veal calves, good and choice,
$15,750 16.25.
Sheep Receipts, 18,000; market
strong to 25c higher than yesterday's
close. choice and prime, $16.40
016.75; medium and good, $15.00®
16.40; culls, $11.00013.50; ewes, choice
.and prime, $10.50010.75: medium and
•good, $8.75010.50; culls, $5.0*)®77.50.
Mrs. Clyde B. Cunningham, wife
of Jesse E. 11. Cunningham, former
Deputy Attorney General, died litis
morning at her home. 1915 North
Front street, following an illness of
several weeks due to heart disease.
Mr. Cunningham at present is as
sociated in a law practice with
Charles H. Bergner.
Hear? From Sor Who I? '
Training at Camp Grant
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Word has ben received by Mrs.
Helen Porter that her son, Sergeant
James H. Porter is in good health.
Sergeant Porter it located at Camp
Grant, 111., and expects to be home
Clearing House to Paj
Honor to C. A. L jnkel
The members of the Harrisburg
Clearing House Association will
meet in the hoard of directors' room
of the Commonwealth Trust Com
pany to-morrow afternooß at 1.30
o'clock, to take appropriate action
on the death of Charles A. Kunkel,
formerly president of the Mechan
ics Trust Company. Arrangements
will be made for the members to at
tend the funeral in a body.
[Continued from First Page.]
$17,450: February, $181,900; March,
$513,005; April, $19,325; May, $29,-
250; June $28,800; July, $22,985;
August, $17,075; September, $30,200;
October, $7,150: November, $10,500;
December, $22,575.
Building Inspector James H. Grove
issued ttn permits last month for
structures costing $22,575, while in
1917 he issued nine permits totaling
Permits were issued to David J.
Horwitz lor the erection of two two-,
story frame houses at 1155-67 Cum
berland street, for $1000: and two
similar residences in Twelfth Street,
100 feet north of Herr street, fo:
To Go to Australia
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| Mrs. Cunningham was widely
] known in the city and state. She was
I a resident of Wa.vnesburg before her
j marriage.
The funeral services will be con
ducted Saturday afternoon at 3
o'clock in the Market Square Pres
byterian Church, of which she was
a member, lSurial will be private.
[Continued from First Page.]
| to-day and perhaps to-night. During
Friday and Saturday the perple of
Harrisburg and the surrouidlng vi
cinity may prepare for some real
I winter, the gradually falling tent
, t-eraturc, it it, stated, will br.ng clear,
cold weather.
By ssotiati-J Press
Washington. Jan. 2.—The cold
i wave sweeping across the country
! from the northwest will cause a de
| tided drop in temperatures east of
i the Mississippi river to-night and to
morrow, bi inging the coldest weath
ec cf Hit.' winter to date.
"VVillisron, X. D.. at f o'clock this
morning, was the coldest place on
I the weather map. the thermometer
| there standing at 26 degrees below
i zero. In the upper Mississippi vai
! Icy. the Plains States and Rocky
I Mountain and plateau regions below
J zero temperatures prevailed.
Rains probably changing to show
jin the Middle Atlantic States and
! Southern New England, and rains to-
I night and to-morrow in tbo South
! Atlantic States will be followed by
I unseasonably low temperatures, but
the low mark of last winter is not
expected to be reached in many
parts of the east.
* birnicu. Jan. 2.—The ?>st cold
i wave of the winter spread over the
I Northwest, :-'-uthwest and Mi idlewosf
j States last night, delaying traffic in
i places. The mercury dropped twen
j t.v-live degrees in Chicago during the
, day and last night wail hanging at
I ten above zeio, while -*:reme tem
i peratures wcr e register ;J in widelv
Jsi.araled legions.
, Tie cold wave was unaccompanied
I by snow east cf the Mississippi. In
| northwest Texas a blizzaid raged,
land in Nebraska and So.tih Dal;j'..'.
' J vii 1 a.• conditions were reported. In
' Wyoming 'emperatures ringed from
i sixteen to thirty-seven degrees be
j low zero, and' it was twelve below
i at Denver.
Train nervier was seriously affect
ed in western Kansas and Colorado,
ias well • in northwest Ttxns, bu
, temperatures were moderating 'n
j Colorado.
In the far Southwest, Flagstaff.
! Ariz., reputed eighteen below Anm
-1 i'lie, Texas six below; P.juwrll, N.
I M„ two teiow. and even Mexico, luri
| freezing izeather.
• In ihe Chicago district forecast
: tr.e cold van is expecleil to ran-
I tli.ue through Thursday and Friday
Sergeant Prusr. to Be
Mustered Out of Army
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V*. fr X
Sergeant John Pruss, stationed ni
(.'amp Greenleaf,:<sa., Is expected
home soon. He Is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. B. Pruss. of 028 lloas street.
Before leaving for the service he
whs emp oyed by the Pennsylvania
railroad. 1
Whisky to He "Donated" to j
Hospital Instead of
A new plan for disposing of the !
liquor found in the possession of of- |
finders gathered into the toils of Jhe .
police is under consideration by May- \
or Krister to-day. Incidentally, the j
plan would give even an ordinary I
drunk with a half-pint a gilded op
portunity to figure as a philanthrop- I
Tin* new plan Is to ask the prison- j
ei to sign a release on his liquor. !
with the stipulation that he donates j
it to the hospital, if that institution ;
desires to make use of It. The Mayor '
and police officials remain firm in j
the belief that prisoners should not '
be given their Itquor, even though a j
Chester county judge lias ruled that i
it is illegal to keep a prisoner's |
A factor that would give decided i
Impetus to l ie malefactors' benevo- !
lent impulses, it is said, would be a i
hint from ihe desk sergeant that un-I
less they give up their drink they |
would stand a good chance of getting :
the maximum fine in police court.
Mayor Kelster said he has not yet |
secured an opinion from City Solicitor I
John 15. Fox on the proper proce- i
dure, now that it is illegal to ap
propriate drink held in Incompetent |
hands. He is taking the new phase j
ot the matter under consideration i
The matter was called to Mr. K< is- |
ter's attention this morning follow- j
irg receipt of news from Coatesville.
where Mayor Swing adopted the in
genuous scheme outlined above.
[Continued front First Pago.]
of the traffic formerly carried by ex
press companies.
"Speaking of the present building,
there is riio large space, the Fed
eral court room, which takes up
nearly n complete lloor and which
is used only six woks in a your. With
our plant, right in the new station we
could take care of Harrisburg eas
ily enough with our twenty-live
branch stutions. In these speedy
days mail work cannot be done on
the trains; it is transacted at termi
nals. As for a general delivery room
this would bo 110 great puzzle; a
special room might be rented some
where in the heart of the town, but
this, of course, is a detail."
Postmaster Sites concluded, there
fore, that there is 110 immediate ne
cessity for enlarging the present of
lice, but sincerely hopes that the
Pentjsy folk will go through with
their tentative plans to erect a great
union station where the local post
oflioo can permanently settle in the
I modern standardized conditions con
i ditions being introduced to other
| commonwealths.
I The 1\ It. Jt. Y. M. C. A. held an
i open house yesterday for the mem-
I hers and their friends. Games and
! other interesting events were includ
j cd on the day's program.
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I The unuuai meeting of the stouk
-1 uoiuers ot tne Fan outiuuui iiunk, of
i Harrisburg, Fa., w ill be held in the
, oanking room of tne First iiuuoual
IBank on Tuesday, January 14, niu,
; between the hours of 11 and 1 o'clock,
i for the election of directors for tiie
ensuing yeai, and lor the transaction
ot such other business as may prop
erty eoine ueiore tiie meeting.
E. J. ULAjs'CY.
| NOTICE Letters of Admlnistra
-1 Huh on the Estate of Charles At. bul
!li an, late of Harrisburg. Dauphin
I County, Pa„ deceased. Having heen
I grunted to the undersigned residing m
| Hurnsburg. all persons indebttu to
; said Estate are requested to make
immediate payment, una those* having
claims will present them for settle
No. 14 3S Market Street.
In tiie Court of Common Fleas of
Dauphin County, Fa., Number 67.
Commonwealth Docket. 11)13.
MY third account as liquidator of
the -eranton. Fire Insurance Company
is in fore the Dauphin County Court,
with a scheme of distribution to
claimants of record. Exceptions inay
b. died, not later than January 4.
lalii, witli the Special Deputy in
charge of the liquidation, Thomas B.
Donaldson. 331 Walnut Street. Phila
delphia. Pa.
ins. Com'r (Receiver).
Harr isburg. Pa.
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A slight wreck was cau'ta at Cone
wugo to-day when a frelgli' engine on
; the Philadelphia LXivialoi of the
1 Pennsylvania Rallroud was derlaled.
! Nobody was injured.
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j sab bbiLblNOc, oxAl'K CAI ITOii
i,biLui.iu, ii/nniioiiuiiG, FA.
> n.1.1V PUGPUOALO will be re
jceiicd oy l lie oupcriutcUdeul OI Pub
; lie biuuuun ahu iiuuuuiga at nia of
uue. HI 1 tie Gupiloi ouHuing, iiurria
jbiHg, i'U.. lIU i H in u IZJ o clock P. Al,
Juuiiuiy is. i.iij, tor furmauing uu
: lUbi.l ....U i.iUlel .ula tor (lie cl.usi.ruc
m.n ot a Ihi ve f>i>uii re,. ...ced cou-
I cicie arch oi'iuge over me Tionema
[CiecK, on lui luge 01 Tloiiesiu tlor
ougn, sioucstu Townsiup, Forest
Couuiy. PeuusyTvuiliu, as indicated
! luiiy HI TLIE piaiis and speciucauou*
pie purcil oy john Farrts, of Pltta
ou. oil. r'eu.iayli uaia, consulting Ko
j giiiccf lor 11.e rioui dol Commissioueia
1 ui i'iione Uioutius una Buildings of
j 11.: common w cut ui 01 Pennsylvania.
Plans, specifications and bidding
I blanks win be lurnished prospective
, biuders by upplyilig 10 the Superin
.e....... i I'uoi.c i..ouiids una Build
-111 gs, Capitol Building, Harrisburg,
j 1 \ u.isytiuiiitt.
Proposals must be marked "PHO
I sido cover.
ceived by the superintendent of Pub
lic Giounds and Buildings at his of
' lice In the Capitol Building, liarris
-1 burg, Pu., until two (3) o'clock P. M.,
j January 14. IHi, for furnishing ail
I labor and materials for the recon-
I stiuctlou of a dwelling bouse for the
1 Department of Fisheries at Union
! City, Erie County, Pennsylvania, as
Indicated luliy in the plans and spect
! Ilcations prepared by Otllco ot Super
' intendent of Public Grounds and
i Buildings, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,
for the Board of Commissioners of
; Public Grounds and Buildings of the
; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
I Plans, specifications and bidding
! blanks will bo furnished prospective
I bidders oy applying to the Buperin
' tendent of Public Grounds and Build
i tugs, Capitol Building, Harrisburg,
1 Pennsylvania.
Proposals must he marked "PRO
I PENNSYLVANIA, on outside rover.
Sealed proposals will be received
by the Superintendent, of Public
Grounds and Buildings at his office in
the Capitol Building. Harrlsburg, Pa.,
until two (2) o'clock P. M. January
14!h, 191U, for furnishing all labor
and materials for the construction
of a two-span reinforced concrete
arch bridge over Penns Creek, at
Monroe Mills, Snyder County, Penn
sylvania, as indicated fully in the
plans and specifications prepared by
G. A. Flink, of llarrisburg, Pennsyl
vania, Consulting Engineer for the
Board of Commissioners of Public
Grounds and Buildings of the Com
monwealth of Pennsylvania.
Plans, specifications and bidding
blanks will be furnished prospective
bidders by applying to the Superin
tendent of Public Grounds and Build
ings, Capitol Building, Harrlsburg,
Proposals must be marked "PRO
Sealed proposals will be received
by the Superintendent of Public
Grounds and Buildings at his office in
the Capitol Building, Harrlsburg. Pa.,
until two (2) o'clock P. M., January
14th, 1919, for furnishing all labor
and materials for the erection of new
piers and repairs to damaged piers of
bridge over the North Branch of the
Susquehanna River, at Laceyville,
Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, as
indicated fully in the plans and speci
fications prepared by William B. Pax
son, of Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania.
Consulting Engineer for the Board of
Commissioners of Public Grounds and
Buildings of llie Commonwealth of
Plans , specifications and bidding
blanks will be furnished prospective
bidders by applying to the Superin
tendent of Public Grounds and
Buildings, Capitol Building, Harris
burg, Pennsylvania.
Proposals must be marked "PRO
side cover.
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