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Will 10 CUM
[lllS TREE
Committee to Take Pil
grimage to Dauphin
Mountains To-mor
row Afternoon
ROBERT HOY TO
HEAD EXPEDITION
Tree Will Come From Bayard Tract
in Clark's Valley Where Last
Year's Tree Came From—Mayor
Royal to Be One of Party
The stately pine. or towering
spruce, that will be the central attrac
tion in Harrisburg's municipal Christ
mas celebration will be picked from its
fellows atop the Dauphin mountains on
the Bayard tract near Clark's Valley
to-morrow afternoon, if the plans now
made by the tree committee are car
ried out.
Chairman Hubert W. Hoy has planned
that his committee, which includes
Mayor Royal, Charles M. Kaltwasser
and Henderson Gilbert, and as many
other members of the general commit
tee as possible, take the pilgrimage to
the mountains to inspect the trees ami
pick out the one best suited tor the
Harrisburg celebration.
Last year's tree was picked from
the Bayard tract, not very deep into
the mountains. It stood alone on the
bank? of a small mountain stream, but
this year it will be a more difficult task
as the party must needs go deeply into
the heart of the tiniberlaud for the
beauty. A short sally was made last
year but nothing attracted the eyes of
the committee as the one selected from
its lonely spot along the creek. There
tore this visit will be a mountain climb
ing expedition of no mean effort.
The tree will be cut down on' the
spot and made rea !y for the transpor
tation to Harrisburg 011 cue of Bayard's
big hay wagons. Six horses will convey
it to Front and Market streets, where
employes of the Harrisburg Light and
Power Company will erect it in place.
Other arrangements for the celebra
tion are progressing finely and plans
are being formed to place more lights
than last year 011 the municipal tree.
The bigger the tree the more lights
will be necessary and the committee
is bound to pick the biggest tree on
the mountains—provided, of course, it
is a Christmas tree and its transporta
tion to this city will not entail au en
gineering problem.
COURT HOUSE.
KEYSTONE GETS CONTRACT
Will Supply County With <l4 Triennial
Assessment Books
The Keystone Printing and Binding
Company, the lowest bidder, to-day was
awarded the contract for furnishing
the county with sixty-l'our triennial
assessment books. The bid was $174.
Other proposal* and bidders were as
follows: Telegraph Printing Companv,
SI7S: Star Printing Company,
$297.50; .1. A. Thompson, $185.60.
The award was made by the County
Commissioners who also had asked for
bids on si-hool tax assessment books.
These books, it has been found, now
are not needed.
Held on Serious Charge
Morris Muff, a Philadelphia, was
placed ou trial a t noon to-day in Judge
Johnson » side of criminal court on a
charge of bringing a pretty Jewess
here upon the promise of marriage.
I lie jury took the case after the
.""tate s witnesses had been heard, the
accused preferring to make no de
fense.
James Russ was a quitted on two
charges of assault and battery and the
costs «-ere put upon the prosecutor.
Andv Kosic was found not guilty on a
larceny charge. Robert Reed, accused
•it attacking two small boys, was con
victed but sentence was deferred.
FASSINGOF FAMOUS SIXGER
Signor Perugini Third Husband of Lil
lian Russell, Dies in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Dec. 4.—Signor Perug
ini," a widely-known singer and actor,
<lied to-day in the Forrest Home, near
f Tcrresdale, a suburb, where he had
been a resident since January. He was
born John Chatterton. He was a native
ot England, but much of his success
was made in this country as a member
of the once famous Met all Opera Com
pany, of which iic was a leading mem
ber for many years. When his voice
failed he took to the legitimate stage
and was last seen in "The Yellow Jack
et ' ' eaTly last season.
Perugini married Lillian Russell in
1894 and was her third husband. Four
months after the ceremony they sep
, arated and the following year were di
vorced. He was in failing health when
He entered the Forrest Home, estab
lished by Edwin Forrest years ago as a
place of residence of those members
of his profession who in their declining
years found themselves destitute o7
nearly so. Perugini was about 65.
THE DEMOCRATIC COUNTY
COMMITTEE SPENT $3,587
The Dauphin County Democratic
Committee spent $3,587.79 during the
campaign immediately preceding the
November election, according to a re
port filed by the committee treasurer,
Fred L. Morgenthaler, with Henry F.
Holler, Prothonotary, yesterday. The
committee received $3,615.91 and
spent ail except $28.12. the money be
ing used for the payment of watchers,
jioll workers and disseminating infor
mation.
Jesse J. Lybarger, Democrat, de
feated in his candidacy for Representa
tive in the legislature from the First
district, spent $359.80.
CAPITOL HILL
WNDIfIRMETiD
TO HAVE VIOLATED LAW
He Is Charged With Shipping Cattle
Into Pennsylvania Without, a Cer
tificate of Health and a Tuberculin
Test Chart
A Rising Sun, Maryland, farmer
named Clayton has been arrested in
Chester county and held in S3OO bail
through charges preferred against him
by tne State Live Stock Sanitary
Board that he shipped cattle into Penn
sylvania without h certificate of health
and a tuberculin test chart, as required
bv law.
Ziba C. Martin, manager of the West t
Chester Creamery, has been arrested on I
complaint ot the State Live Stock Sani- 1
tary Board that he had sold raw I
skimmed milk, not pasteurized, to farm
ers for feeding to calves and swine.
I'p to last Saturday the work of the
St:fte Live Stock Sanitary Board in
eliminating the foot and mouth disease
had progressed so favorably that it was
anticipated Chester county could soon
be released from quarantine.
On Sunday agents of the Board found
three now cases of infection in large
herds. The history of these cases indi
cates that the infection was caused by
feeding raw skimmed milk which had
been obtained from Mr. Martin. Sev
eral calves on other farms which had
received the raw skim milk are show
ing suspicious symptoms and it is
feared that additional cases of foot and
mouth disease may develop. The own
ers of the infected herds are indignant
and it is reported that they may insti
tute civil action for damages against
the operators of the creamery.
Senator Thompson Here
Senator Thompson, of Beaver, was
a caller on Governor Tender to-day and
also transacted business at the State
Department.
Secretary McAfee Better
Robert- McAfee, Secirdtarv of the
Common wealth, who has been seriously
ill with incipient pneumonia at t'he
Fort l'itt hotel, his habitation since his
home burned, is reported to be much
better and expects to return to his de
partment on Monday next.
Miscount Alleged
It is alleged in Allegheny county
thalt in the computation of the elec
tion returns by the clerks appointed
by the court, a miscount occurred and
7,000 votes cast for Boies Penrose for
I'nited states Senator, were not cred
ited to his coluimn. The courts will be
a-ked to have the returns for that of
fice again commuted that the record
may be corrected.
Cattle Disease
The first case of foot and mouth dis
ease in Xorthumiberlanii county has
been reported to the State Live Stock
Sanitary BoarJ, and it was also report
ed to the boar I th.it 72 head of cattle
on former Senator .1. D. Cameron's
farm at Donegal, Lancaster conntv,
were found to be infe'teW with the
disease and all were killed.
War Tax on Autos
The question cf stamping with a
war tax stamp all 'licenses issued for
automobiles by the State Highway De
partment has been referred to the At
torney General for an opinion.
More Protests
Formal protest aiain»t increase in
passenger' fares was filed with the Pub
lic Service Commission by the Gernvan
town an I Chestnut Hill Improvement
Association, complainant vs. Philadel
phia and Reading Railway Comipaaiv,
respondent. Informal complainant was
ma le bv Henry S. Spacktrvan, 'the
North Front and District Business
Men's Association, the Philadelphia
Real Estate Board and Henry Disston
A; Sons, Ins.. Philadelphia.
Delegates Appointed
The following delegates have 'been
appointed by Governor Toner to repre
sent the Commonwealth of Pennsylva
nia at the eleventh annual convention
of the National Rivers and Harbors
Congress, to be held in Washington De
cember 9-11; J. S. W. Bolton, Eugene
W. Pry, James B. Bonner. Thomas
Devlin, Philadelphia; Joseph R. Grundv.
Bristol; J. Craig, Jr.. Chester; George
W. Norris, (Murdoch Kendrick, Wiiliam
B. Irvine, George F. Sproule, Philadel
phia; ('. S. Rea, Pittsburgh; S eld en
Twit, hell, Brvn M»wr; C. Frank Wil
liamson. 'Media; William C. Peirce,
Bristol; Wilfred'H. Sohoff, Philadelphia.
POWELL DIDN'T DO IT
Auditor General Not Responsible for
the Removal of McAllister
Auditor General Powell is not dis
■j osed to take the responsibility for the
dismissal of Andrew F. McAllister, a
Washington party worker in Philadel
phia. from his position as inspector of
moving picture houses.
Some time ago General Powell insist
ed that the Board of Mercantile Ap
praisers of Philadelphia should pay
more attention to the moving picture
houses in order that the State should
receive its share of the revenue as pro
vided by law. The Mercantile Apprais
ers demurred at the extra work and
said they must have inspectors, and
they were given authority to appoint
three, with the approval oif the Auditor
General.
The three were appointed and ap
proved, but recgntly the work of in
spectiou became less anil the Board de
cided that it could get along with two
inspectors, sending a letter through F.
A. VanValkenburg, the president, to
General Powell, telling him of the ac
tion i f the Board and recommending
McAllister's removal.
McAllister thereupon wrote a letter
to General Powell telling him that on
consultation with the Board all of the
members had informed him that they
fa\OT-ed his retention. General Powell,
not caring to have the responsibility of
McAllister's removal placed on his
shoulders, sent McAllister a copy of
\ anValkenburg s letter recommending
his removal, and there the matter rests,
except that a story has been afloat in
Philadelphia to the effect that McAl
lister was removed at the instance of
Auditor General Powell. The salary of
the post is $2,000 a year.
Sedgwick Heads Health Association
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 4. —-Profes-
sor William T. Sedgwick, Boston, was
elected president of the American
Public Health Association at the clos
ing session of the ajinunl convention
here to-d'ay. Rochester, N. Y., was se
lected as the convention city for 1915.
HARRISBURG WTAR-IN DEPENDENT, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 4. I!ih.
THE ROTARY CLUB AND AID
COMMITTEE TO CO-OPERATE
Profits of Week at Orpheum Conducted
by Business Men Will Be Placed
at the Disposal of Society Wom
en's Organization
At a meeting to-.iay of the general
committee of the Rotary Club in charge
of the special Notary week at the Or
pheum the week of December 14, it
wns decided to accept the co-operation
of the emergency aid committee re
cently organized, anil to make disposi
tion of the proiits of the week through
this committee, in a •manner to be di
rected by the Rotary Club. The meet
ing was held at the otlice of Chairman
Buchanan 111 the "Telegraph" build
ing.
Enthusiasm over the undertaking
ran high at the meeting. Tickets were
distributed among the members and will
be placed on sale at their places of
business.
Monday night, December 14, was I
selected as Rotary night at tile Orphe-j
um, anil it is planned to have all Ro-1
tarians, their wives and families attend
the performance. ,
Manager Hopkins announces that!
special efforts are being made in New !
ork to have a good bill for Rotary j
week.
One of the big stores of the city I
will not be open ip the evenings duringl
Kota'v week, so that their employes
may co-operate in the movement, andj
several other stores may also postpone
evening opening for Christmas trade
until the succeeding week:
Committees were to- iav appointed as
follows:
Advertising and Publicity—C. Floyd I
Hopkins, Gus M. Steinmetz, Dr. Samuel
S. Shope.
Sale ot Tickets—C. Harrv Kane,
Harry C. Hoffman, Mercer B. Tate,
Henderson Gilbert, Trov B. Wilder
muth, Andrew Redmond.
Rotary Night—Harry ('. Hoffman,
C. Floyd Hopkins, David K. Ebersole,
Rudolph K. Spicer, C. Glenn Fickcs,
John C. Orr.
Decorations—C. Floyd Hopkins, Mer
cer B. Tate.
Concessions—C. F. Hopkins, Mercer
Tate, H. C. Fry. Daniel D. Haminel
baugh.
REFORMED MEN'S CONGRESS
WiU Probably Be Held ill New Salem
Church, Allentown
R>/ Associated Press,
Werners viille, Pa., Dec. 4.—Plaus
for the proposed Men's Congress to be
held in the fall of 1915, probably in
the new Salem church, Allentown, Pa.,
was the principal business transaction
at to-day's meeting of tlie general com
mittee of the l-iaymeu's Missionary
movement of the Reformed Ghutvih in
t'he I'nited States in session at Hie
Grand View sanatorium, South Moun
tains.
Representatives of the different
classis, pledged theii; support to make
this a nation-wide congress to win t>he
world for Christ. "Piio motto adopted is
" Make the Weak Strong and the Stroug
iJeal Great."
i Among those who were instrumental
j in launching this movement are the Rev.
| James T. Good, D, D„ Philadelplhia,
president of t'he Board of Foreign (Mis
sions; William W. Anspach,iMilton, Pa.;
George Leslie OmwaKe, Collegeville,
president of I'rsinus College; Harry K.
Paisley, Philadelphia, treasurer of t'he
Lea-tiling Railway Coimany.
Delegates from four States are in at
tendance
FUNERAL OF JOHN C. KUNKEL
Man Well Known in Harrisburg to Be
Buried To-morrow
The funeral services of John C. Kun
kel, .J6 years oUI. who died yesterday
morning at 6.30 o'clock at his home,
11 South Front street, will be held to
: morrow afternoon at the home at 2
( o do k. Services and burial, which will
I 'be made in the family plot in the Har
risburg cemetery, will be private. Mr.
Kunke! was well known in Harrisburg,
having lived here all his life.
Samuel Elmer Rishel
Samuel Elmer Rishel, 56 years old,
died Tuesday at Martinsville, Indiana.
Funeral arrangements will be announced
late.r. Mr. Rishel was formerly a resi
dent of Harristburg.
Miss Bessie M. Vogle3oiig
The funeral services for Miss Bessie
M- \oglesong, of Point Comfort, 'Me-
I chaniceburg, who died yesterday at her
| home, will be hem Sun-day afternoon
at 2 o'clock in the First I'nited Breth
len church, IMechaniesburg. Burial will
I be in Chestnut Hill cemetery.
RAIN CAUSES LA ROE DEFICIT
The Hagerstown Fair of 1914 Shows
$5,461.30 Short
Hagerstown, Md., Dee. 4. —Tlie Ha
gerstown fair of 1914 showed a deficit
of $5,461.30, according to the state
ment of Treasurer Thompson A.
Brown given out yesterday, caused by
I the inclement weather. Every day, with
the exception of the opening Tuesday,
' it rained.
The chief items of expense for the
year were the extensive improvements
made on the fair grounds. This cost
•'lone reached the figure of $19,799.-
| 31. The cow barn was erected at a
' cost of $1 1,969.99; automobile build
■ ing, $3,508.42, and tunnel under race
, track, $2,188.
MAY BE GLOOMY SATURAY
Weather Man Forecasts Rain for To
morrow
The weather outlook for a bright
| Saturday for early Christmas shopping
i is not at all bright, Weather Bureau
j officials here handing out the gloomy
information that rain is the prospect
for to-night and to-morrow. There is
no hope held out that it will be snow
instead, for there is little change in
temperature forecasted aud the lowest
! last night was 39 degrees—strictlv a
; rain temperature.
The rain will result from a southern
storm which is moving north just inside
j the Atlantic coast. It has caused mod
j eratelv heavy rains in the last twenty
four hours from the gulf northward to
the lower Ohio valley.
Will Hold Christmas Sale
The Young Women's Missionary So
i ciety of Messiah Lutheran church will
hold a Christmas sale of needlework,
i ice cream and cake to-morrow afternoon
j and evening in the social rooms of the
I church at Sixth and Forster streets.
CHARGE OF TWO
AUDITORS $689
Coatlaaril From First Pave.
follows: Amount in sinking fund.
$234,985.26; value of county prison
and fixtures, $350,000; court house
and furnishings, $340,000; almshouse,
$1 ">5,000; outstanding eountv tax for
years 1911-1213, $16,527."79; out
standing state tax for same vears,
$ 135.04; total, $1,249,213.11.
Following are the liabilities: Bonds
issued in 1901, $269,000; 1902 bonds,
$51,000; 1903 bonds, $125,000; re
sources in excess of liabilities, $804,-
213.11; total, $1,249,213.11. Thfe
amount of the tax duplicate from the
assessed valuation was $297,435.10,
which with additional taxes brings the
total to $314,889.75. The abatement
and commissions allowed totaled $48,-
362.25.
There was no balance in the prison
account and no bills remained unpaid.
The funds in other accounts were as
follows: Poor account. $419.07; school,
$472.20; road, $574.29; redemption,
$311.59; dog tax, $1,090.90. There
was distributed among the schools of
the county exactly $1,267.30, and the
damages paid for t'lio killing of sheep
by dogs amounted to $99.22.
The List of Receipts
The receipts included these: From
maintenance of lunatics, $2.085.49;
detective liceuses. $25; Roy C. Dnn
ner, Register of Wills, fifty per cent,
of excess fees, $229.09; O. G. Wick
ershani, Recorder of Deeds, fees ob
tained through special audit, $937.93;
fees from Prothonotarv's office, by
James H. Worden, $3,122.71; by L B.
Worsen, $2,678.97; O. G.
Wickersham, fees, $2,301.98; Tiquor li
censes, $8,730; interest on money in
sinking fund, $7,501,95: maintenance
of city prisoners, $6,402.53.
FAVORS CHAX6ES IN THE LAW
llarrisbiirger Talks to Hunters and An
glers' Lodge at Altoona
.vl'toona, J>e.'. 4. Important changes
in the fish and game laws of t'he Com
monwealth were favored, offit-ers for the
ensuing year were chosen at the annual
meeting of the .Hunters and Anglers'
lodgemen last evening, and J. Feaser,
of Harrisburg lodge, delivered an in
teresting address.
Samuel C. Boweu was again chosen
president for the fourth consecutive
year. William Huber was elected first
vice president, A. L. Fasick second vice
president, 11. L. Smi'tih sencitary-treas
urer and Fenl Stro'hmyer, Samuel Glenn
and J. 11. Hiki trustees. Mr. Feasor, of
the Harridburg lodge, declared in his
address that lodges throughout the
State are doing exactly what the local
lodgemen are striving to a/o©om'plisili.
Members of the local lodge voted
favorably lo repeal t'he buck law and
to change the number of rabbits per
mitted to be shot from ten to five daily
anil to eliminate quail for live years as
well as to put turkeys iu season again
next year. Bounties 011 skunks and red
foxes were ailso approved.
In the fish laws the following changes
were favored: Fishermen will be per
mitted to cat ih twenty trout of any
size in a day instead x>f so many six
■ini'h fish, twenty-tike wall-eyed pike
and Susijut'hanna yalm'on may be caught,
as well as twentv-five calico bass ana
yellow perch and twenty black and
Oswego bass each day. All methods of
fishing with the exception of hook and
line, were disapproved at the meeting,
which occurred in the barber shop of
the president on Ninth street, near
Eight'h avenue.
LLOY D LINER DRIFTS ASHORE
Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm Is Fast On a
Sand Bank
By Associated I'rcss,
Bergen, Norway, Dec. 4, via Lon
don. 2.20 I*. M.—The North German
Lloyd liner Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm,
which has been lying in this port fo<r
tome time drifted ashore in a gale to
day. She is now fast on a sand bank.
The Prinz Friedrieh Wilhelm, a ves
sel of 9,840 tons, was engaged before
the war in the regular service of the
North German Lloyd line, between
Bremen and New York. Aifter the out
break of hostilities she wan nnaible to
make a German port ami lias been nt
Bergen and the neighboring port of
Otitis.
WICKERSHAM OFFERED JOB
Can Have District Attorneyship When
Whitman Takes Governorship
By Associated Press,
New York, Dec. 4. —Governor-elect
Charles S. Whitman, it was reported to
day, had offered the position of Dis
trict Attorney of New York county,
which he vacates next month to become
Governor, to Georg? VV. Wickersham,
former Attorney General of the United
States.
Mr. Wickersham is now engaged in
private practice as a partner of Ilenrv
W. Taft.
Y. A. S. G. CLUB HOLDS DANCE
Many Young People Spend Pleasant
Evening at Horner's Cottage
The Y. A. S. G. Club held a dance
at Horner's cottage last night. Among
the dancers were the following:
Misses Mary Hartfclter,
Burte, Virginia Lingle, Jennie Stewart,
Mary Cain, Carrie Rod, Minnie Hart
man, Fannie Shotpe, Helen Anderson
and Mary Smueker; William Hartfclter,
Frank Hartfelter, .lames Anderson,
Roy Hopkins, Harris Baker, John Heis
ey, Frank Hamilton, Elmer Lutz and
Joe Wilson.
Heptasopha Elect Officers
At a meeting of ilai ripburg Conclave
No. 42, Improved Order of Ileptasophs,
held last evening the following officers
were elected:
Arehon, Wilmer Ciojt, provost, J.
Kirkpatrick; prelate, E. E. (Owing; sec
retary, J. T. W. McLaughlin; financier,
G. M. Harvey: treasurer, C. Wayne
Singer: inspector, E. K. Bratton: war
der, H. C. Townsend; sentinel, L. V.
Harvey; trustees, F. Harvey, E. E. Ew
ing and Landis Bratten.
Nation wide Prohibition Amendment
By Associated Press.
Washington, Doc. 4.—The House
rutle committee wi>ll meet December 12
to act on the Hob.-on resolution for
nation-Wide prohibition by constitu
tional amendment. "It will not be
necessary to have heairingß," staid
Chairman Henry, ">as the committee
probaibly will take action with the in
formation before it."
REVENUE STAMPS COMING
Doclsion Has Been Beached Not to »M
Stickers on Marriage
• g ? Licenses
At the Internal Revenue office in the
Federal building. Deputy Collector
Bricker .has been busily engaged in
smoothing out all sorts of complica
tions, and to-day says that things are
proceeding very satisfactorily regard
ing the use of the emergency tax
stamps. He has explained to nearly
every person in this city and vicinity
who is affected .by the tax, that rec
or.ls may be kept of proprietary goods
sold, until stamps can be procured
here, and payment of the tax can then
be made, by the purchasing and can
celling of stickers to the amount of ob
ligation.
The internal revenue officers have
promised to protect persons subject to
taxation who cannot procure stamps,
until enough of the labels are on hand
to meet all'demands. There will then
be no excuse for not using tho stamps.
A supply of documentary stamps, of
the sort now on sale only at banks, is
expected to be on hand to-morrow at
the revenue office in the Federal build
ins-
No Stamps on Marriage Licenses
Unofficial dispatches from Washing
ton, D. C., this morning lekl Oscar G.
Wivkersham, Dauphin County's Record
er, to decide not to place war tux
stamps on marriage license certificates
issued out of his office. The dispatch
ha I it that it was not Congress' in
tention to discourage marriages by
placing a taxation un licenses.
Guided by a paragraph in the new
Federal statute which provides that,
certificates shall be taxed ten cents
each and also the fact marriage licenses
were taxed following the Spanish-
American war, the Recorder since last
Tuesday has been placing one ten cent
stamp on the certificates. There are
two certificates in conjunction with the
license although the Recorder deemed
only one liable to the tax because on
one of the papers must be returned to
his office for filing.
Money to Be Refunded
The Recorder has decided to refund
to the couples who obtained revenue
stamped licenses, the amount of the
tax although hp will not ask for the
return of the stamp. Mr. Wickersham
said he will be obliged to bear the loss
which will not exceed a dollar.
MYSTERY IN BIG LOAN THEFT
Police Looking f.ir Information on
Which to Base Additional Arrests
By Associated Press.
Boston, Dec. 4.—The police to-dav
were busily engaged in an effort to ob
tain information upon which to base
poi-sible additional arrests in connection
with the theft of large sums of money
from the Collateral Loan Company,
known as the largest loan brokerage
concern in the country.
The investigation of the company's
affairs is said to have disclosed losses
through thefts not connected with the
methods alleged to have been used by
William Cobb, who has just resigned as
president of the company and who was
ariested last night, charged with the
embezzlement of $86,00*0.
The police believe that jewelry in
large quantities pledged with the com
pany has been taken from its vaults
and repledged, with a resultant loss to
the concern of about $28,000. Cobb
spent last night in jail in default of
$25,000 bonds..
The uncovering of an additional
shortage of $20,000, "bringing the total
alleged discrepancy up to $134,000,
was announced to-day by .T. P. Ken
nedy, the city's representative on the
company's directorate.
PHILADELPHIA CLOSING
(Philadelphia, Dec. 4.—Stocks closed
steady:
General Asphalt, pfd 67
Penna R R 52%
Phila Electric 22%
Reading Gen 'Mfgs . 92%
Storage Battery 4 9
FIXED IT IN THE DEED
A Real Estate Agent' 3 Kindness to One
of His Customers
J. Cooper Props, formerly a real es
tate agent in Eaton, Ind., a few years
ago haid practically concluded a sale of
a residence in that town to a farmer
who desired to retire, when the cus
tomer suddenly discovered that there
was no cellar beneath the dwelling.
The house suited him perfectly, and
his wife also was highly pleased with
it, but both of them demanded a cellar
before taking it, even though they pre
viously had gone as far as to tell Mr.
Props to draw up the deed.
J'Well, I'll tell you What I'll do,''
said Props. "Of course there's no eel
lar under there now, but I'll fix it in
the deed —write it all out and every
thing, so there can't be any mistake —
so that you have the privilege of ex
cavating for th e cellar at any tim e you
please and without interference from
any source."
Mr. and Mrs. 'Farmer said they
"guessed" that would be all right, so
after their right to construct their own
cellar had been carefully safeguarded
in the deed by elaborate phra&es they
paid over their money and took posses
sion. But to this day, Props says, they
look at him in a dazed and puzzled
way every time they meet him.—ln
dianapolis News.
DECOY PERISCOPES
A Submarine Trick to Lure the Enemy
to Destruction
Such things exist as decoy periscopes
—short lengths of pipe held upright on
a float and looking exaetly like the real
periscope. The submarine sets them
adrift for you to find —sometimes scat
ters several of them.
When one is sighted you cannot stop
to consider whether the little object
dancing on the sea half a mile or so
distant does or does not mean 250
pounds of high explosive coming
straight at you. Maybe you will see
an aeroplane maneuvering over it in a
way that carries conviction that it
does. You don't dare to take any
chances and so you train all the guns
at it.
Then the real submarine slinks up
on the other side of the ship, and with
the swift rush of its torpedo, the latest
of sea tragedies comes to an end.—
Park Benjamin in the New York Inde
pendent. '
IT PAYS TO USE STAB
INDEPENDENT WANT ADS.
TURKEY'S PROCLAMATION
OF HOLY WAR ON SERVIANS
Washington, Dec. 4. —Official advices
of tho proclamation by Turkey of a holy
war against S-ervia and her allies wore
received at t : he State Department to
day by Minister Vopteka at Bucharest,
Roumania
j Ambassador IMorgenthau at Constan.
tinople re)>orted unrest among foreign
ers in Turkey and the expulsion of
about 100 French nationals from the
interior country. The refugees now are
assemibiled at 'Bierut, Trebizond ami
Smyrna without means, but will be
uided by the American diplomatic and
consular officers.
Mr. Morgenthau alsq reported the
arresit at Constantinople of an English
man supposed to be Siir Edwin Pears,
for whose release 'he 'has made repre.
seutations to the porte. Dr. Louis
Mizzi, a lawyer from Malta, and Colonel
ChwVhill, whose nationality was not.
stated 'but who is a former police officer,
have been arrested in Constantinople
and ta'ken to Cesarea.
PetrogTad. Claims Success at Lodz
London, Dec. 4, 5.32 P. I.M.— In a
dispatch from Petrograd the correspond
ent of the "Central News" says: "Tim
battle of Lodz has ended in success for
t'he Russian troops, according to the
"Bourse Gazette," which adds that,
great numbers of German 'prisoners,
cannon and machine guns are being
'brought into 'Lodz.''
PASSING OF FAMOUS HOTEL
Landmark Closes Its Doors as Proprie- I
tors Go to Wall
By Associated Press,
New York, Dec. 4.—Smith & Mc-
Neil's restaurant and hotel, a landmark
for sixty years oil Washington and
Greenwich streets and known by thou
sands of travelers when the only en
trance to New York was by ferrv, made
an assignment yesterday and may be
compelled fo close its doors forever.
The restaurant was started by Hen
ry Smith and Thomas R. McNeil iu
1549 in a basement room, emerging
nbove the surface of the street, several
years later in a part of the present
quarters. Smith died in 1881, but Mc-
Neil continued daily at the place until
three years ago, when he retired, at
the age of 83, to l.is ranch at Ventura,
California, lie was more than once a
millionaire, and to the end he continued
the same homely methods of business
that had marked the partnership. For
years under that organization the serv
ants had been pnid nightly and when
the share of the house had been set
aside the partners themselves divided
what remained.
DON'T NURSE WORRY
; Particularly If It's Your Own Fault the
World Looks Black
When you feel down in the mouth
and long to go away and hide yourself
forever; when you imagine that no one
in the world is treating you right;
wihen you are satisfied that your em
ployer is tardy in recognizing your
genius; when you can't divorce your
self from the idea that you are doing
the work and the other fellow is get
ting the credit; when the time you
spend at your work seems intermina
ble and the time away from it seems
1 woefully short; wheu-sll the sky seems
to possess a leaden niie; when every
thing irritates you like salt on an open
wound; when the laugh of a child
grates on your nerves; when the food
j you eat disagrees with you—
| Straighten up and take an inventory
of yourself. Maybe it is with you that
the fault lies. Perhaps the rest of the
world is but a mirror. Don't imagine
you are carrying the world on your
shoulders. The browbeaten man is
too often a creature of his own mak
ing. He insists on carrying the Old
Man of the Sea on his back when the
world is willing to relieve him of the
burden. It is surprising how many
worries we can bajiish by maging up
our mind resolutely that we will not
give them room in our thoughts—ln
dianapolis News.
SMALLEST VESSEL IN CANAL
Doubted If Tolls Will Pay for Cost
of Water and Labor Used
By Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 4. —Tho smallest
vessel which has made use of the Pana
ma canal in commercial service to data
is the Nicaraguan motor schooner Wil
helmina, which on November 21 com
pleted a double transit of the canal.
She is a tinv craft of only 46 tons
net. displacement, so that it is doubtful
whether the $52.90 which she paid in
tolls for passing through the canal one
way covered the cost of the vast quan
tity of water locked through with her,
the electric power necessary to operate
the mechanism and the manual labor
involved.
: WILLIE'S WATCHFUL WAITING
With $lO Gold Piece in Mouth, Boy
Stubs His Toe
Tarrvtown, N. Y., Dec. 4.—■Willie
j Sines, who carries telegraph messages
! for John D. Rockefeller and his brother,
| believes in getting his Christmas pres
ents early. Yesterday afternoon he
I was sent to the bank by the local man
-1 ager with a $lO gold piece. For safe
keeping he put it in his mouth.
Willie would have delivered the coin
as ordered, but he stubbed his toe and
swallowed the gold piece. Willie ad
mitted last night that there was noth
ing for him to do but to adopt Secre
tary Bryan's policy of "watchful
waiting.''
Theatrical Company Bankrupt
By Associated Press.
New York, Dec. 4.—An involuntary
petition in bankruptcy was filed this
afternoon against the Liebler Company,
theatrical producers, by Harry Askin,
of Chicago, and two other creditors of
this city. The petition estimates the
firm's liabilities at approximately
$350,000 and states that the value of
its assets is unknown.
Peace in Ohio Mine Strike Falls
By Associated Press.
Cleveland, 0., Dec. 4. —The .joint
conference of the miners ami operators
representing the eastern Ohio coal
fields, where 15,000 miners have been
on strike since April first, last, ad
journed sine die at 12.10 o'clock this
aifternoon breaking off «M negotiations
toward a settlement of the strike,
Interborough's Extra Dividend
Now York, Dec. 4.—The Initerbor
ough Rapid Transit Company wthich
operates New York City's transporta
tion lines declared to-day an oxti-a
divident of fire per cent. The company
has been paying ten per cent annually
in dividends for some time. .
STATE WANTS OAY BUILDING
School Board Must Provide for Pupilt
at Beginning of Next
School Year
Permission to use tihe Day building
at North a nil 'Fifth streets for school
purposes after the close of the present
school year, the building having been
purchased by t'he State of Pennsylvania
in the plan of |tark extension, t)he Har
rinburg School Board will be called on
to-night to make arrangements for pu
pils for the opening of the S'lhool year
which begins next September.
City Superintendent Downes has
recommended to t'he Finance committee
of the board t'hat the pupils of that
'building, whic'h are all colored, be
moved to t'he Wickersham building at.
Cowden and Hriggs sitreets, and t'haiti
the white pupils in the latter 'building
be transferred to the Will lard "building
at State and Myrtle streets and to tho
Imager building at Walnut and River
streets. The Finaneo committee's
recommendations will go,to the board
at its meeting to-night. There will be
no crowding as a result of this change,
according to Superintendent Downes.
The board to-night will open bids on
river coal for use in the Technical Hij_.li
•veihool, A new 'blower apparatus has
been attached to the boilers in that
school which allows the use of this
cheaper grade of coal.
TIGHT SKIRT IS DOOMED
Will Disappear in Spring in Plans of
I National Manufacturers' Association
Toledo, 0., Dec. 4, — Women are
not. going to wear tight skirts any more.
Such is fashion's decree for next
spring and summer: The makers of
American styles for women have de
cided upon that one point, and are
to confirm their decision at the twenty
fifth semi-annual convention of the Na
tional Cloak, Suit and Skirt Manufac
turers' Association, which opened hero
to-day.
Statements made last night are that
women will wear tailor-made suits, with
plenty of plaits in the skirt when they
start out on their Easter morning dis
play of finery.
Styles will be much more severe and
practical. The coat must be ahorl—
j about twenty-four inches—with "ordi-
I nary" sleeves and of a ''plain, quiet
I color." Skirts will be about six inches
I from (he ground.
If a woman prefers a coat to wear
j with skirt and shirt waist, it shall be
j full from the waist down, with belted
i effects and patch pockets.
j MANY PICKPOCKETS REFORM
! "Dips" Find Pockets of Victims
Nearly Bare of Coin
By Associated Press,
, New York, Dec. 4.—More than 100
j pickpockets, unable to make a living
|by following their vocation, have
| 'burned temporarily honest within the
i past Jwo months and have sought,
i work, according to records mule public
[ to-day by the Department of Corrcc
> tion.
"Old time pickpockets tel'l us,"
said Deputy Commissioner Lewis,
"that by rifling fifty or sixty pockets
a day they can make only sls or t<o
j a week. They used to be able to retire
1 for a month after picking h ill' a dozen
j pockets. Folks haven't been carrying
| money in their clothes recently. Some
> of t'he pickpockets have turned gun-
J men. This may account in part for
the sio-ciaiHod crime wave. If the situa
| tion continues all the pickpockets iu
the city will go out of business."
MARRIED AT HAGERSTOWN*
Two Middletown Couples Are Wedded
In Maryland City
Ilagerstown, M;d., Dec. 4.—The fol
lowing Pennsylvania couples were
I married here:
WiWiam H. Lutz and Miss R. May
Shafer, both of Middletown, at tho
i parson'aige of St. Paul's M. K. church,
by the Rev. D. D. Pate.
Luther H. Letterman, of Lewistown,
and Miss Eletha K. Watts, of lola, a"
! the First Baptist parsonage by the
J Rev. E. K. Thomas.
Grover C. Stroup, of Middletown,
and Sarah Seiders, of Royal ton, hv the
Rev. Mr. Thoniias.
Mancelot Shank and Miss Anna L.
| Wa.lburn, Hedgeville, at the parson
: age of the Evangelical church, by the
i pastor, the Rev. E. C. Bason.
: The Deadly Toll of Typhoid Fever
By Associated Press,
Jacksonville, Dec. 4. Eight thou
sand lives are lost annually iu the
United Stales as a result oif typhoid
fever among persons who apparently
recover from that disease, but die from
its debilitating effects, according to
Lcuis I. Dublin, statistician of a life
I insurance company, in an address be
fore the convention of the ■ American
' Public Health Association to-day.
Arranging Gifts For War Orphans
London, Dec. 4, 4.42 P. M.—Scores
j of employes of the Drapers Chamber
j of Commerce are engaged irn unpacking
j and in arranging for distribution the
consignment of toys, clothing and
sweets sent by the children of the
limited States to the orphaned chil
dren of British and Belgian soldiers.
These are the gifts that came over on
the steamer .I'awn.
Bracelette Watches
Our line of Bracelette Watches
is the most exquisite and beauti
ful line eve rshown.
We have them in all manner
of designs—Gold, gold filled, sil
ver, gun metal and enamel. De
signs and prices to suit one and
all from #5.00, SB.OO, SIO.OO,
918.50, $15.00, SIB.OO, $35.00,
$117.50 and up to the finest
| American and imported Watches.
An inspection will convince you
I that we have just what you want.
H. C. CLASTER,
Gems, Jewels and Silverware
302 Market Street

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