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Reply of Mexico Fails to Create Favorable Impression at Capital By Associated Press Washington, Dec. 18. Mexico's reply to the latest American note on the case of American Consular Agent Jenkins was received to-day at the State Department. The official text was said lo differ only slightly from that contained in Associated Press dispatches Tuesday night from Mexico City. While oftlcinls had no comment to Safe TJlUlC far INFMTS and INVALIDS -'orlnfanis, Invalids and Growing Children I Rich milk, malted grain extract in Powder Ths Original Food-Drinic for AH Ages |No Cooldng Nourishing Digestible Bell Phone. Open Evenings Till Xmas. Xmas Slippers J? • Ladies' Juliets in Ma- Y roon, Gray, Black, Pur- T pie; leather soles and low ip®?* K" $2.00 Tailored styles, with thick, padded soles and heels; Delf Blue, Baby Blue, Mauve, Wine, Gray. $1.75, $2.00, $2.50 Men's Romeos, with extended soles and trimmed soles, in dark brown Kidskin. $3.00, $3.25 ji.7stoi2.js Boys' Felt Slippers, $1.50 Fisher &. Cleckner Third and Cumberland Streets NEW YORK READING Lfla*-]} | harrisburg Lancaster | < • CIOOS (foju I j Tfarrijburgs Smartest FoThionShop 1 ~l| PENN HARRIS HOTEL BUILDING |[T~ The Truly Personal Gift There's nothing can touch the feminine heart more deeply than the sheer, "personal" things of Milady's attire, and Cloos Gift Displays, feature those dainty things most dear to "Her." For instance, Nightgowns, Combinations, Bloomers, Negligees, of Crepe dc Chine, Georgette and Satins of the most delicate tones and motifs; lacc and embroidery trimmed with a bit of ribbon here—a 1 rosebud there. What in the world could be more personal or more J acceptable? Night Gowns Combinations $7.50 to $29.75 $6.75 to $29.75 Bloomers Negligees $4.50 to $9.00 $22.50 to $49.50 . Camisoles —ln Beautiful Gift Boxes The daintiest of dainties. Lovely bits of Georgette, Satin and Crepe dc Chine, ribbon bedecked, lace and embroidery trimmed— things to delight the heart of any Miss or Madame. And best of all, they're specially priced for Friday and Saturday. ' / Groupe No. 1 Groupe N0.2 Groupe N0.3 $3.50 and $3.95 $2.75 and $2.95 $2.25 and $2.50 Camisoles Camisoles Camisoles $3.00 $2.50 $2.00 "Exclusive But Not Expensive" "N, 'X ' ■ ' " ' I- >' - - ' • ~ „ .5 I "• 1 ' THURSDAY EVENING, make until they had had time to study the note thoroughly, it was in dicated Hint at first reading the com munication had not made a favor able impression. ILU BHKAKS OCT Charleston, W. Va., Dec. 18. —One hundred and twenty-eight cases of influenza were reported to-day from the West Virginia Industrial School Kor Hoys at Pruntytown, to Dr. E. B. Stephenson, president of the State Board of Control. The dis ease, which appeared a week ago with four cases, is in light form, and none of the patients has been seri ously ill. NO DATE IS SET FOR CONVENTION OF THE MINERS J Neither Has the Place Been Selected, Declares Acting President Lewis Bit Associated Press I liMlltinnpollM. Dec. 18.—John L. Lew jis. acting president of the United . Mine Workers of Afnerica. states that l it had not yet been determined Just when or where the general conven tion of-the United Mine Workers of I America, to lie called soon, would be ' hold. It was decided at the meeting of the general committee of the mine workers here last week to call such a convention to explain to the 2100 dele gates from the ioculs of the union the reasons for the action taken by the committee in accepting the Presi dent's proposal for ending the strike. Mr. lewis said that Tomlinson Hall in Indianapolis, the only hall in the city large enough to accommodate the general convention of the miners, would not ho available until late In January, and that an option on Mem orial Hall, at Columbus, Ohio, from January 5 to 8, had been obtained to provide a meeting place in the event it was decided to call the convention early next month. Mr. Lewis stated that the question of approval or disapproval of the gen eral committee's action would not come before the convention, as the decision reached at Indianapolis last week was final. GUBERNATORIAL SUCCESSION VETOED j [Continued from First Page.] j it. He remarked that the President ! had not communicated anything on i the subject at all. Judge Gttrdo* i said that notwithstanding the asser j tion that other states allow Gover- I nors to succeed themselves he felt ! it was against the trend of the times. | 13. J. Fox, Northampton, reminded ! Judge Gordon that the only Gover j nor elected twice under the present ; Constitution was a Democrat. To Kxpcdite Work No recommendations are to he made to the State Constitutional | Commission by its members sitting as committee of the whole until re | ports of subcommittees have been : made, according to a resolution J adopted by the Commission at the j opening of the final session of the I week to-day. This action, taken at | the instance of James Gay Gor j don, Philadelphia, was followed by the statement by Chairman William I. Schaffer that action by the com ! mittee of the whole was to be con- I sidered tentative and designed to j expedite the preliminary work so j that the Commission could be ready | for hearings, after which it would put its findings into final form. Mr. I Schaffer emphasized the fact that ! the work now under way was pre- I liminary. The Constitutional provision on registration of land titles was re ; fet red to committee in charge of 1 legislation and kindred subjects. Hiilc on Charities When the clauses relative to ap propriations to charitable institu- HARRJSBURG TELEGRAPH MOONSHINE FATAL TO FATHER OF EIGHT By Associated Press Heading, Pa., Dec. 18. John Lowosokiez, 45, and father of eight children, died here to-day of drinking whisky containing de natured alcohol and other pois ons. lie paid $4 a quart for It. Part of the liquid is now In the hands of the authorities. A sec ond death from the same cause is expected, it is reported. I tions came up George Wharton Pep j per, Philadelphia, offered this pro posed amendment for two sections: Appropi iations for charitable, educational or benevolent pur poses may be made to a corpo ration or association not under the control of the Common wealth but engaged in work or service deemed by the General Assembly to be for the public good, provided, that such work or service conforms to the stand ards of excellence prescribed by general law or by an executive agency established by general law, and provided that the bene-, tits of such work or service are in no way dependent upon re ligious beliefs or denominational connection, and provided fur ther, that every such appropria tion shall be made by a vote of two-thirds of the members elect ed to each house. No such ap propriation shall be made to any person or community, but this prohibition shall not'affect appropriations for pensions or rewards for military service, or for the retirement of judges, or of employes of the State, of a State institution or of the pub lic school system. Amendment Rejected The amendment was referred back to, committee, as were amend ments relative to special commis sions, the limitations of investment of trust funds and regulation of State ownership of bonds. Judge Gordon objected to the I proposed amendment giving power to the Governor, after calling a spe cial session, to send to the Legisla ture matters not specified in the original call. lie said it would be "negation to the fundamental idea of the biennial session," and would leave the door open for frequent ses sions and unlimited subjects to be disclosed from time to. time. Hamp ton L. Carson, Philadelphia, sup ported Judge Gordon, saying that it would bring danger of a general Legislative session when . u special session was all that was needed. Other members of the committee held that present requirements are sufficient, and the section will stand us it exists. Commission Powers James H. Reed, Allegheny, raised the question on the section relative to powers of special commissions In advisory and municipal affairs, whether it would not interfere with the Carnegie Library bequests in Pittsburgh, and Mayer Sulzberger, Philadelphia; asked what the effect might be on the Philadelphia Board of City Trusts. Chairman Sehaffer said that the idea was to make free from challenge such commissions as the State and Philadelphia Art Com missions, remarking that the ques tion had been raised once in regard to the Public Service Commission. This amendment was also referred back. Another proposition referred back was to eliminate the section rela tive to limitations on power of in vestment of trust funds. Judge Reed held that investments in stocks should not be permitted, but that investments in bonds might be con sidered desirable. George E. Alter, Allegheny, held that the control should be by act and not by consti tutional provision. Judge Reed said he was against any special act for purchase of specific securities, and Judge Sulzberger suggested that the committee consider that for the next twenty-five years there would be no lack of United States bonds for investments. New Section Eliminated Elimination of the'section relative to special inspection of merchandise was agreed to and a dozen more sec tions of Article 111 were then ac cepted as they stand. Referred U Committees When the proposed new section for classification of counties and municipalities came up it was sent back to committee for further con sideration of the clause relative to general laws. The first section of Article 6 per taining to the executive caused a discussion because of inclusion in executive department of heads of departments created by the Legisla ture, but it was finally adopted. All sections relative to the ofllce of Secretary of Internal Affairs were referred back to committee after Messrs. Carson, Alter and Fisher had expressed views as to the neces sity of continuing the secretary as an elective offlcer, summarizing re cent legislative proposals on the subject. When the section relative to gubernatorial messages to the Leg islature and the executive power over appropriations came tip they were referred back to committee to consider in connection with the budget plan. Judge Reed said that he did not know the minds of the members on the subject, but thought that it should be discussed, while Gilford Pinchot, Pike, moved that the drafts pertaining to the budget system in the proposed New York constitution be prepared for the members to study. The Commission adjourned until noon of January 6. It has finished preliminary uction on the first four articles, a number of sections hav ing been referred back, while sev eral recommended to be changed will remain as they are. First steps to provide the counties, cities and boroughs of the State with a greater measure of the "home rule" which they have been seek ing at successive sessions of the Leg islature, will probably be taken be fore the State Constitutional Com mission rises for the Christmas va cation to-day. Several sections of the Constitution bearing upon muni cipal government will be discussed and the proposed new classification of cities and counties into seven and boroughs and other divisions into five will be presented. This proposed amendment is de signed to give the Legislature lee way in providing general laws for government of cities which will en able Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to get into classes by themselves and Scranton and the piesent third class cities which will go over the 100,000 mark to have governmental systems to suit their particular needs. Soon after the Commission meets again there will 'be hearings held by the committee in charge of city affairs at which various city solici tors will appear. Theie will also be much heard concerning the pro posed division of the State into ju uelal districts. , John P. Connelly, city solicitor of Philadelphia, has raised the aues- tion whether one of the prohibitions of special legislation relative to county and city_ local affairs might not clash with the proposed classi fication of counties and municipali ties and Judge Reed held that it was geneially admitted that the legislature had the power to clas sify. Mr. Alter remarked that it was the desire to make the Consti tution complete in itself and to pre scribe matters for cities and coun ties within certain limits. llarrcd Front jfobs Fifty-nine sections, comprising all of the first and second articles and 15 of the sections of the third article of the Pennsylvania Consti tution, over a dozen of which were changed from the text of th" docu ment of 1873, were tentatively passed by the State Constitutional Revision Commission in its first sit ting as a Committee of the Whole yesterdny afternoon. All action must lie referred to the Commission for formal passage and is subject to re call meanwhile. This latter fact was emphasized by Chairman Wil liam X. Sehaffer and various mem bers of the Commission during the discussion which occupied all after noon. The meeting was productive of a series of interesting debates and foreshadowed ninny more. The Committee of the Whole in the course of Its work definitely pro vided that no member of the Legis lature could be appointed to a civil office or place of profit tinder the State Government during the term for which he has been elected. Another important amendment would permit the State to do its own printing. There was no discussion on that point or on the removal of the requirement that the Governor should pass upon multitudinous mat ters, more or less of a clerical na ture, most of which have been re moved by statute, but a few of which remain to distract from the big things of the office. Amendment of Section 1.3 of Ar ticle 111 so that it would conflict with Section 18 of Article XVIII was effected by Hampton L. Carson, for mer attorney general, who pointed out that the former might lie con strued by some persons to interfere with the provision In Article XVIII to give adequate compensation for judges. He held that the franters of the Constitution desired to pro vide judges with compensation that would enable them to live comfort ably, but that changes in the value of money had brought about a con dition where the independence and the continued service of the judici ary had to be considered. He said that the question of increase in the salaries of judges had come before him In the form of a request for an opinion by E. B. Hardenberg, au ditor general, when he was attor ney general and he had held that the prohibition of increase of salary during term did not apply to judges. Mr. Carson cited the appointment of Chief Justice Charles D. White to the Supreme Court of the United States during his sefvice as a Sen ator from Louisiana and said that he considered lhat salaries of judges should be advanced according to cost of living. To meet the sit uation, he proposed a change to the section which would extend the prohibition during tenure of office of such civil officers whose terms were fixed by statute. As the terms of judges are established by the Con stitution this would not affect them. This, he remarked, would follow the practice of the United States. During the early discussion George Wharton Pepper, of Philadelphia, in reply to reference upon observa tions made about juries in civil cases by Gtfford Pinchot, of Pike, and Judge James H. Reed, of Alle gheny, said that he felt that the rule of unanimity in jury findings in civil cases should not be changed. Ex-Speaker George E. Alter. Alle gheny, who handled the amend ments and reports of sections recom mended to be unchanged as acting chairman of Committee No. 1, said in reply to Ex-Judge Sulzberger, of Philadelphia, on the latter's sugges tion that the prohibition of legisla tors accepting places of profit dur ing terms, that the Constitution "presumed too much on the fraility of legislators." Remarking that a well qualified man might be pre vented from being appointed a judge because he happened to be a legislator Air. Alter said, "The present Constitution has too much of a spirit of distrust of legisla tors." Mr. Sulzberger suggested cutting out the provision that legis lators could not accept offices cre ated or in which emoluments were increased during their terms. Judge Reed said he did not think there should be amendments suggested just for literary style, in which Judge Gordon later joined. The Sulzberger amendment was finally adopted and the prohibition of any appointment to place of profit dur ing a legislative term was made. Mr. Pinchot wanted a provision put into the constitution to "prevent pickling of bills in committees." Mr. Alter said that such things were in control of legislative bodies which made their own rules. The amendment that the Legisla- ' tare punctuate bills, was abandoned after some remarks by Judges Sulz-I berger and Gordon, the former say- l ing that he did not see the value of i bringing in a new matter for the I courts," a new series of causes of litigation and astute argument and i a new element of doubt, distraction and confusion." Judge Gordon re-' marking that men "might be hung; because of a parenthesis," asked 1 how there would be interpreted mat- ' ter written by an author like Thomas I Carlyle. He said that he did not think amendments involving only literary taste or niceties should be | submitted to the people of the ! State. The requirement for bills to have | an enacting cluuse was made, but that for reading of bills at length on j three days was dropped and the original section used ufter some more | objections by the two Philadelphia i former judges. "SLOAN'S LINIMENT NEVER FAILS ME" I Any mail or woman who keeps it liundy will tell you tiint same thing ESPECIALLY those frequently i attacked by rheumatic twinges. A counter-irritant, Sloan's Lini ment scatters the congestion and penetrates without rubbing to the af flicted part, soon relieving the ache and pain. ' I Kept handy and used everywhere | for reducing and finally eliminating ' the pains and aches of lumbago, ! neuralgia, muscle strain, joint stiff ness, sprains, bruißes, the result of I exposure to weather. S'oan's Liniment is sold by all ! [Sloan's Liniincni J /irt /t it KIWANIS CLUB BUYS MANY TOYS Contribute to Mission; Plans Rig Party For the Youngsters Klwood J. Turner, of Chester, dis trict governor of the Kiwanis Clubs of Pennsylvania, was the speaker at the weekly luncheon of the llarrls burg Kiwanis Club at the Penn-llar ris to-day. Mr. Turner appealed for co-operation of the club in produc ing some order out of the present chaos in which the country has found itself since the end of the war. Tlie attendance prize was won by Daniel E. I,ucaH, who refused to tell what it was. Eli M. Simon, of the Cloos Shop, presented the gift. * Si lent boosts for the day were in the shape of bi'.l folds presented by the Keystone Motor Company, and calen dars by D. E. burns. The fenture of the luncheon was the toy and Christmas seal buying. At the door of the ballroom a desk was placed and 2,000 srals were bought before the luncheon begun. Inside was a table tilled with toys of all kinds, which the members im mediately bought and piled in a corner for the Toy Mission. More than 180 toys were obtained in this way. Announcement was made thnt next Wednesday afternoon the Kiwanis, | Uotary anil Motor Clubs, and the i Chamber ot Commerce would give a j Christmas party to 2")0 children from 1 the Industrial Home, Sylvan Heights' Orphanage, and the Nursery Home.' Dinners will be served at each home with a special chef representing the j clubs in charge, a fte"r which motors will take the youngsters to the Ma-! Jestic for a special performance, and , later each child will receive a Christ- i mas present before being taken hack ! home. BLOOD INFUSION FAILS TO SAVE LIFE [Continued from First Page.] the hospital decided on blood trans-! fusion as a method of saving the I man's life and in late July sounded, an appeal for volunteers. At the time of the hospital's appeal i for volunteers, the man had become' so weak that his heart action had be- ' [come so faint that it could scarcely' br heard, lie had gradually grown i worse from the time of his admission j and his complexion had taken on a ' marble tint. Harry Jl. Bttch, 314 Cumberland! street, an overseas soldier, was so- j lectcd and blood was on two occa- ! sins transferred from his veins into' those of rvffley. For n time the sick man's condition improved, but he has grown much worse within the past! several weeks. Pcffley is survived by bis wife. Mrs. Susan 10. Peffloy; one son, Howard, and his aged mother, Mrs. Kllen P. Peffley. together with three brothers and one sister. He was a member of the Boy a I Order of Moose and of Lodge 174, Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Funeral services will be held on Saturday evening at 7 o'clock at 20UO . North Fifth street, conducted by the j Rev. Harvey Klaer. Hoover and Sou. I wilt take the body to Halifax for bur- I ial on Sunday. You Can Overcome the Sugar Shortage with u WHITE SYRUP" """' —it Takes Pkce of Sugar —in your cooking and baking—in tea or coffee—on cereals and fruit at breakfast time—and in making good home-made candies, etc. * GOLDEN CROWN WHITE SYRUP (red label) is being used and endorsed by many housewives, be cause it is practically neutral in flavor—its superior quality and purity make the addition of a foreign flavor unnecessary. f GOLDEN CROWN WHITE SYRUP is clear, very sweet and heavy bodied—it will not affect the natural taste or appearance of anything in which it is used. If you desire it flavored, just add any house hold flavoring extract of your preference. BUY A CAN FROM YOUR GROCER TODAY GOLDEN CROWN WHITE SYRUP (Rod Label) is sold in several convenient sizes, but only In sanitary cans, and the tops can easily be pried open- and replaced while the con tents are being used. Steuart, Son & Co. of Baltimore DECEMBER i, Gifts Useful Christmas Shoppers buy sensibly as well as economically. Table Lamps, Floor Lamps, Small Lamps, Domes, Ranges of all des criptions, Water Heaters, Waffle Grids, Cake Grids, Toasters, Irons, Self Lighters, Radiant Fire Heating Stoves and a score of other appli ances that appeal. Whether one is a housewife, a student or liv ing in bachelor apartments,♦ our beautiful table lamps are exquisite as well as reason ably priced and suitable for any location. Waffle and Hot Cake Griddles that produce those golden brown waffles and cakes. Our gas radiant fire heating stoves remind one of the good old summer time, not un sightly to look upon, but most cheerful, and distribute pure heat in every direction. Most every household has a Gas Iron, which is used at little cost. 3 hours for one cent. There are many other very useful appliances that will please, because of their conveni ence, comfort and small cost of operation. Harrisburg Gas Company Middletown Ilarrisburg Stcelton lasto. il M. Church Lrites That BSiss. lative irierbTablets Freed Kim F raw Stomach and Kowei T rouble Rev. fJ. W. Paterson, pastor of Methodist tipiscopal churcn. Archer. lowa, says: "Bliss Native Herb Tab lets do all you claim for litem. I was i sufferer from stomach and bowel t rouble fit I some tittle hut thanks to Hliss Native Herb Tablets. I ant free from litis distressing .rouble. I Itavei nevet Iteen without your medicine during tin* tiasl three vears." A change 'a surroundings, new food, arrange conking anil the upset ting of regular habits very often produce stomach •ondltions which cause biliousness, constipation, and stomach disorders that seriously In terfere with one's daily occupations All these ailments can he avoided by taking one or two Bliss Native Herb Tablets at bedtime. They soothe the stomach, relievo constipation, act gentlv on the entire system, and as sist the blood to perform natures functions in a healthy and normal manner. Bliss Native Herb Tablets are put up in yellow box bear ing portrait of the founder. Kacn eonl.a ins 800 tablets and every tablet is stamped (jo\ witli our trade mark. Prico l/P/ $1 per box. Be sure and get the genuine. Sold by leading drug gists and local agents everywhere. 'WHWWMMWWWWWWWj | THE | HOUSEWIVES' | COLUMN I When a group of women get to gether now-aduys, the topic in variably centers on —not the chil dren—nor husbands —nor the serv ant problem—BUT the sugar shortage, and, right at the psycho logical moment, white syrup comes to tile fore. Pure white syrup looks very much like sugar dissolved in water and it can be used for everything that cane sugar is used for. While its use on the table may not bo (|uite as convenient as sugar, it is a most excellent substitute for table use when sugar is not to be had. as it not only provides , sweetness, but is practically equal to sugar in food value. Housewives can well conserve their dwindling supply of sugar by using Golden Crown White Syrup in cooking, baking and homemade confections, and even on the table for sweetening coffee, oatmeal and desserts. It can ba used for every purpose for which sugar is used. It is always handy —your nearest grocer sells it or will get it for you. Do you know that Golden Crown White Syrup can be used in place of sugar, in whole or in part, in making Cranberry Sauce, pie, butter and tarts? Try it soon—• here's a recipe for delicious CHANBF.ItKY JELLY Wash one pint of cranberries, then drain and place in a sauce pan. Add three-quarters cup of water. Cover and cook until soft, then rub through a tine sieve. Add two and one-half cups Golden Crown White Syrup and bring to a boil. Cook for ten minutes and then pour into small custard cups to mould. BAIiKD AI'PI.KS IV SUGAR—SAVING BTYI-K Select 'trm, smooth-skinned ap ples: wasti carefully and remove the core. Fill the cavity with raisins or nuts and raisins. Place in a pan, add a small amount of watei, cover end simmer on top of the stove for 10 minutes. Add, Golden Crewn White Syrup, a ta blespoonfui to each apple, place in oven und hake until tender. Serve cold with cream or warm, with a foamy sauce. SI KKI.Y YOII'IX MA KG COOKIKS FOIt THK HOLIDAYS Place in a mixing bowl: 1 cup of Golden Crown White Syrup Ms cup of shortening >/ cup of water 2 tablespoons of cocoa 1 tablespoon of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of ginger Vi teaspoon of allspice 2 teaspoons of baking powder 2 to 3 cups of flour. _ Work to a smooth dough. No™ grease the hands well, form the dough into halls the size of a small walnut and then flatten un til thin between' the palms of the hand. Place on a baking sheet and hake for eight minutes in a hot oven. NUT COOK IKS Place in e mixing bowl: 1 cup of Golden Crown While Syrup '/i cup of shortening 1 cup of finely chopped nuts % cup of milk or wnter 1 teaspoon of nutmeg 2 teaspoons of baking powder 4 to 5 cups of flour. Form to a stiff dough and then knead well. Form Into balls tho size of a small walnut and press very flat between the palms of tho hand. Brush with syrup and dip in finely ground nuts. Bake for 12 minutes in a moderate oven. Greasing tilt palms of ihe hands well with salad or corn oil and then using a spatula to lift from the hand to the pan will make for quick and eaay work.