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' CLOTOT TJ-NIGHT i SNOW U MOBHOW I IXttUtd gport. P— • VOL. 77—NO. 24. established DEC.*. 1«76. BIS WARSHIP GDES DOWN IN CHANNEL J \ British Navy Again Suffers Disaster in the Destruction of the Formidable LOSS OF LIFE IS UNKNOWN Seventy-one Survivors Picked Up by & British Light Cruiser—Not Known Whether Vessel Was Sunk by a Mine or Submarine By Associated Press. London, Jan, 1, 2.4'5 P. M.—The war of attrition found another IBritteh victim tuis morning and robbed MKhe British navy of the 16-year-old, but ■etill useful, battleship Formidable, of ithe eame class as the battleship Bul -wark, which was blown up a few weeks Oft of Sherness. Apparently the loss of life on board the Formidable has been very heavy, as only 71 members of her crew aro known to have been saved. The offi cials, however, hold out hope that oth ers may have been picked up. The exact locality of this disaster has not ibeen revealed, but the fact that it occurred in the British channel re calls the circumstance that British chips have been engaged in bombarding the German positions on the Belgian coast, and that German submarines on several occasions in the past have at tempted to torpedo them. AH in disasters to British ehips, the casualty list in this case in clude a number of midshipmen, no few er than 16 having been on board the Formidable. London, Jan. lj 2.14 P. M.—The British battleship Formidable was sunk this morning in the British channel by either a mine or a submarine, according <o an announcement given out by tftie official information bureau. The text of the bureau'B statement follows: "The battleship Formidable was sunk this morning in the channel, but wheth er by a mine or a submarine is not yet certain. Seven ty -one survivors have been picked up by a British light cruiser, and it is possible that others may have been f esoued by other vessels.'' Vhatßrirtrish 'battleship Formidable had a displacement of 16,000 tons. Sttie was 4 30 fact long and carried a complement of 75® men. She was heavily armored, and earned four 12-bioh guns, twelve 6-inch and sixteen 12-pounders. She vs-ai provided also with four sub merged ttrpedo tubes. The (Formidable was taunted in 1898, and was a sister Bhip to tli Irresistible and Implacable. The had assigned to her, according o t'he British navy list for December, ariouß fleet officers and con sequently de undoubtedly was acting as a flagshijat the time of her destruc tion. Her captain was Artlhur N. LlOl ley and her ommander, Charles F. Bal lard. Cai>taii John O. Deed was in com mand of the marines on board, while the float surgon was Godfrey Taylor, and the fleet p.ymaster, P. J, Lin>g. The chaplain isggi n as the Rev. George B. Robinson. (>n burd the Formida/ble were also 16 midshi|nen. GERMAN AEDPLANES AGAIN BOMBARD:ITY OF DUNKIRK Paris, Jan. 1, .05 A. M.—Dunkirk, on the northern oast of France, was again bombarded y four German aero planes Thursday, jeeording to reports whiuh reached Pa 3 during the night. Imperial Ch&noior's Son Killed Berlin, Jan. 1, , a The Hague and London, 1.05 P. \l._The " Lokal Anzeiger" says in ts issue of fco-day that it has learned , a t the eldest son of Dr. \on Bethman Hollweg, the Im perial Chancellor, w, killed in action Jn Poland December 9. The abatement published at tie tin that the young man had been vtiimdcand made a pris oner is erroneous. Hopes for Peactin Europe Bio Janeiro, Jan. t-The Brazilian Parliament, whic;i heltits final session yesterday, adoptal. a relation express ing the hope that peacwonld speedily be re-established in E-,,pe. j oJ|c flttfte|jettftttit LATE WAR NEWS SUMMARY Another British warship want to the bottom to-day, and apparently Germany has scored again by her naval methods of sea fighting. The 13,000 ton battle ship Formidable, carrying 750 men, was sunk in the English channel. Whether she was destroyed by a submarine or a mine has not been determined. So far as is known the only members of her crew to survive are 71 men who were picked up by a British cruiser. righting on land is proceeding along virtually the same lines as during the last few days. The Berlin War Office announced to-day the abandonment of the attempt to retake the Belgian town of St. Georges, recently captured by the allies, on account of the high water there. The heaviest fighting in the west yesterday was in the Argonne. The Ber lin official statement asserts that Ger many has won there and that 4<M> pris oners and a quantity of supplies were taken. The French War Office admits that the Germans advanced fifty yards in places. The allies, it is said, are mak ing progress foot by foot in the battle for possession of the Alsatian town of Stein bach. In Poland fighting has been all but halted by a heavy mist. Russian attacks In Galicia, near the Carpathians, are de clared at Vienna to have been repulsed. Publication in iondon of the text of the note concerning British interference with shipping has allayed ir ritation there which arose from false impressions of the tone in which the communication was phrased. It Is be lieved there that, In view of the British Continued oa Fourth Pace. RULERS OFWfIT NATIONS SEND CREETINCTO WILSON Washington, Jan. I.—New Year's greetings to President Wilson from the rulers of other nations and from many Americans poured into the White House to-day. King Albert of Belgium sent the following message from his general army headquarters: '* On the occasion of the new year, I send you my most sincere congratula tions and the wishes I form for the wel fare of the great American nation, whose generosity to Belgium is of so much help in this time of distress and sorrow.'' King George of Great Britain sent the following: "It affords me sincere pleasure to convey to you on the commencement of the new year my hearty good wishes for your personal happiness and for the welfare and prosperity of the Unit ed States of America, to which we are united by inch close ties of friendship and intimacy.'' The following message was reteived from King Gustav of Sweden: "I beg you to receive my best wishes for a happy New Year.' King Haakon of Norway cabled as follows: "On the occasion of New Year's Day I express my most sincere good wishes for you and the American people." Count Bernstorff, German Ambassa dor to the United States, sent the fol lowing: "Please accept my most sincere and respectful wishes for'a very happy New Year for yourself, your family and country." RUSSIANS ARE REPULSED MANY TIMES BY AUSTRIfINS Vienna, Jan. 1, via Amsterdam and London, 12.40 P. IM, — An official an nouncement on the progress of the war was given out in the Austrian capital to-day. It refers to events of yesterday and is as follows: "In Bukowina and the Carpathians the Russians developed great activity. Our troops are holding their positions on the Suczawa river, in the upper Cscremosz territory, also further west on the ridges of the Carpathians, in the valley of the Nagyag, where yesterday, near Oflkoermezoe, an attack of the enemy was repulsed with heavy losses to him, in the upper Laitoreoza district and north of the Uszok pasts. To the west of this pass all other passages over the Carpathians are oKxsu'pied by our troops. '' In tlhe district of GorKve and to the northeast of Zakliczyu determined Rus sian attacks were repulsed everywhere. "On the Nida everything is quiet. Further to the north the attacks of our allies arc progressing. "In tho Balkan war everything is quie«t. To the east of Trabina our ar tillery compelled the (Montenegrins to retreat.'' ST. GEORUES DESTROYED BY FIRE OF ALLIES, SAYS BERLIN Berlin, Jan. 1, By Wireless to Loo don, 3.44 P. M.—The following of ficial conumunicaition was given out to day at army headquarters: '' In the western theatre of war noth ing of importance has happened near Nieuport. The idea of retaking ' the hanvlet of Hit. Georges, which has been completely demolished (by the enemy's artillery fire, was abandoned in view of the high level of the waiter there. '' Bast of Bet'hune, to the south of the canal, we captured an English trench. "In the Angonne our attacks marie further progress. Another 400 prison - era, sii machine guns, flour mine throw ers and numerous other arms and quan tities of ammunition feH Into our hands. A French camp northwest of St. Mihiel was set on fire by our artillery. Attack* art Flirry and west of Senn heiim, which were repeated yesterday, were repulsed. "The situation on the aast Prussian frontier and in Poland remains un changed. A heavy mist is preventing all operations." , HARRISBURG, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 1, 1915—12 PAGES. MIHERS PARADE Bill EVENT OF DAY Thousands of Specta tors Line Streets and Applaud Gorgeously Bedecked Marchers FLOATS FEATURE THE PROCESSION Following the Parade Drills Take Place in Front of Police Headquarters and Judger Awardthe Prizes to Best Organizations King Mummer was cleverly honored in llarrisburjf this afternoon. AH Har- j risburg joined in the celebration and ! enjoyed the second annual parade un- j der the auspices of the "Harrisburg ! Mjmmers' Association. The weather' man conspired for the success of the event and produced as fine a New Year's Day as couid be hoped for. Hetd up by the late arrival of one of the star entries, the parade, headed i by a platoon of police, started over its i course ait 1.30 o'clock. The announced plan of halving taps on the court house bell as the parade started was a sue-1 ceasful one, many persons remaining in -' doors until the taps on the bell an- , nounced the start. Motorcycle Club's Display Clubs created for the purpose of the parade only, in gaudy uniforms formed the first division, and many of them surprised the officials, who were in ig norance of the costumes until the clubs arrived. The Keystone Motorcycle Club, with the Commonwealth band at the head of this division, was the fea ture of the parade. The members all bore small key stones on their shoulders, their figures being enveloped in them. A great large keystone born by a score of oth er members formed the center of the group. A color schemo of blue aud gold was carried out. Peaked caps were worn by members of the club and the bamd as well. The Triangle Club, of Steelton, formed for this parade, was one of the gaudy clubs in this division. The St. Michael Society, of Steelton, with the Royal Italian Band, of Harpsburg, was one «f the big clubs. The band got many a hand along the route of the parade when the slogan on tho side of the wagon in which, they rode was read. It was "Aren't We Glad We Are Neutral." 5-Year-Old as New Year Five-year-old Miss Constance Mo relle, as the New Year, attracted a great deal of attention in a float en tered by the management of the Orphe um Theatre. In the midst of a great sea of white she rested in her cradle, which was labeled "1915." She was capably guarded by "Father Time." The fantastic division got the tai»?hs, even though some of the figures pre sented the meet abject grief. One lone widow in her deep mouriug got no Contlnurd on Fourth Pace DRAFTSMEN'S HOURS REDUCED Those of B. & C. Department, Steelton, Will Get 25 Per Cent. Less Pay A reduction in the working hours of the draftsmen employed by the Penn sylvania Steel Company in the Bridge and Construction Department went into effect this morning. Heretofore these men worked until 5 o'clock each even ing. From to-day on until the volume of work increases the quitting hour for these draftsmen will be 3.30 o'clock in the afternoon. While tho draftsmen will be paid at the same rate per hour as heretofore the reduction in hours will constitute.a decrease of about 25 per cent, in thedr pay. That this reduction in working hours applies only to the draftsmen em ployed in the B. & C. Department and does not affect any professional or clerical forces in any other department of the big plant, was a statement made in the executive offices this morning. WAS FATHER OF SAFETY FIRST 30,000 Coke Workers Suspend Labor as Thomas Lynch Is Buried By Associated Press. Connellsville, Pa, Jan. I.—Twenty thousand coke workers in the Connells ville region to-day suspended their daily tasks in honor of Thomas Lynch, of the W. C. Frick Coke Compauy, whose fu neral took place at Greensburg, Pa. Other employes of the company at Gary, W. Va., and Bunsen, 111 also ceased their daily tasks. MT. Lynch was father of the "safety first" move ment in the coke country and was re sj>onsiible for much welfare work among the mining villages in this sec tion. BROWN NOW CHIEF JUSTICE Takes Oath Before Judge Landls In Lancaster To-day Lancaster, Pa., Jan. I.—Justice J. Hay Brown, a member of the State Su preme Court, to-day took the oath of office as Chief Justice before Judge Charles I. Landis. The new Chief Justice succeeds D. Newlin Fell whoa® term of office has expired. There were no ceremonies in cident to the occasion. Chief Justice Brown has been a member of the Su preme Court since January 1, 1899. Girl's Collarbone Soaps In Fall Falling on the ice w'hile on her way to work in the Postal Telegraph office in Ilhe Pennsylvania railroad passenger sta tion this morning, Mass Grace Dowhow er, 17 Evergreen street, suffered a frac tured collar-bone. £She was aided home, "bore the family physician reduced the fracture. ONLY ONE BROKEN BONE ON THEC. Y. R. R. IN 1914 President Kennedy Points Out That There Was Not a Single Wreck in the Twelve Months and Says Bo ad Is Safest and Best in United States M. C. Kennedy, president of the Cum berland Valley Railroad Company, is sued the following to the employee of the road to-day: "During the year just e.loeed the Cumberland Valley Railroad transport ed approximately eight and a quarter milUiou tons of freight and two million passengers without the lows of life of a ]«,sseiiger or one of its 2,100 em ployes and without injuring a passen ger. "While there have boen minor ac cidents to employes, not so much as a finger or a toe has been ampu-tatexl, and with the exception of one fracturei ankle, not a leg nor an arm broken. "Without taking into consideration the few slight accidents on industrial sidings and in yards there has not been a wreck in the general acceptation of that term. Tike wreck crew has only been called seven times during the year and the total cost of wrecking lias been insignificant. "This splendid reeord of which I feel juwtly proud, and which I do not believe has been equaled by any rail road of its size and same density of traffic, is not attributable to any one man but to the hearty co-operation off every officer and employe in their un tiring efforts to rnako the Cumberland Valley the betft and safest railroad in the United States. "I congratulate you and ask a con tinuance of that loyal support without which such n record could not have been made, awl 1 I extend to you one and all my best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year." SLED RUNS UNDER A CAR Boy's Life Saved By Motorman—Four Other Coasting Accidents Stanton Byers, 12 years old, lost con trol of his sled while coasting on the j Sitate street hill last niigfot arid he shot j beneath a trolley car which was g»in(g south on Cameron street. Fortunately for the lad the motorman saw him as he sjied down the hill ajul the car was stopped in time to prevent a possible fatality. The lad cscaijied with a few scratches. Three other children were injured in coasting accidents in the city yester day, although none seriously. George F. Early, 14 years old, a Dnncannon boy, was brought to the HarrisJ>urg lios<piital yesterday following a coasting accident in Ihincannon in which he sufferped con cussion of the brain and one'kneecap was knocked off. He will recover. JACOB SNYDER GETS DIVORCE Counsel for Mrs. Snyder Say They Will Appeal to Higher Court A decree in divorce in the suit of Jacob against Louise Snyder was to day signed by Judge George Kuukol, anil Mrs. Snyder was directed to pay the court costs. Fox & Ueyer, counsel for the respondent, have twenty days in which to taken an appeal from the Dauphin county court decision. The a£- 1 torneys this morning said such an ap peal will be .taken. The decree of legal separation will stand meantime and Snyder will bo compelled to pay maintenance money j during the interim until disposition is male of the case by the appellate court. JOHN T. BRADY HOST TO 175 Gives His Annual New Year's Break fast in the Harrisburg Club John T. Brady, prominent member of the Dauphin' county bar, was host at a New Year's breakfast in the Harris burg Club at 12.30 o'clock this after noon. It was the thirteenth annual affair of tho kind given by Mr. Brady, and among the guests were men promi nent in business and professional affairs of the city. Covers were laid for 175 guests and the holiday spirit chaarcterized tho gathering. There were brief, informal [ speeches by many of the guests. The breskfast was served in the banquet hall of the club, which was decorated elaborately with Christmas greens. TWO FULL MOONS THIS MONTH To-night Promises to Be Big One for Wild wood Skaters There arc two full moons this month —not on the same night and existing only in the mind of a person suitably stimulated, but on two different nights and visible under perfectly normal con ditions. The one moon appears to-night and the other on January 30. Two full moons will be none too many for the January skaters on Wild wood lake and on the river. There were about three 'hundred persons at Wild wood last night, and there may be a larger crowd to-night to get the benefit of the first full moon of the now year. Paul A. Kunkel Pays 91,000 Costs Paul A. Kunkel, who in 1911 was defeated for the District Attorneyship of Dauphin county, by Michael E. Stroup, and who subsequently started court proceedings by which he sought in vain to Show that he, and not Stroup had been elected, yesterday paid tit a court costs amounting to almost sl,- 000. This practicality mark* the close of the contest. More than a hundred witnesses summoned at the special in quiry conducted by Judge McCarrell, now 'will be paid for their court at tendance. Pennsylvania Guns For Russia Vancouver, B. C., Jan. 1. —The Rus sian volunteer fleet steamer Tambov, arrived from tihe Orient last night. Aft er discharging cargoes she will take on a great quantity of heavy field guns and projectiles manufactured in Penn sylvania. One large cargo of Ameri can guns shipped from Vancouver has already arrived at Vladivostok and is toeing hurried to Poland. j* jfjjfcjjr^ * w* : 1 "'"^ »■ H Katheryne Mary Frick Although She Is Deaf, Dumb and Blind She Enjoyed Going to Theatre Where Actress Gave Her a Diamond Ring CAUCUS fIOH on THE ran Four Candidates in the Fight Engage Head quarters Here—Bald win Placards City LAWMAKERS ARE COMING TO-NIGHT Hotel Accommodations Will Be Taxed as Never Before During Coming Ses sion— Ambler Is Brumbaugh's Choice in Speakership Fight The facts that a lively contest for tbo Speakership of the House is on and that the Legislature will convene next week, were emphasized to-day by the posting of large cards all over that part of the city frequented by the newly arrived legislators, announcing that Richard J. Baldwin, of Delawaro coun ty, is a candidate for Speaker of the House. It is usually tho custom to placard the trees along the capitol walk with these cards, but thus far the ban has been put on that method of announce ment, and the candidate's cards will appear on tho vacant bill boards and telegraph poles of the city, and there are mighty few of those left. Baldwin's headquarters will be in the parlors of the Commonwealth Hotel, and from now on he and his friemlß will lie in wait for the unpledged legislators it the hope of corralling sufficient votes to carry the Republican caucus, which will be held on Monday night in the House caucus room. Headqtiarters also have been en gaged in the Commonwealth for Charles A. Ambler, of Montgomery; Henry 1. Wilson, of Jefferson, and Robert P. Habgood, of McKean, but none of them has arrived. Surface'indications hero point to the selection of Ambler, said to bo thie choice of Governor-elect Brumbaugh, but there is sure to be a fight annl it is said that outside of Insurance Cbm missdoner Johnson, who is from Am bler's own county, none of the officers of the Republican State Committee, who are supposed to act in accord with the big leaders, are none for Ambler. Wilson as a Dark Horse Wilson, of Jefferson, appears to bo the dark horse candidate, and it is con jectured that the contest between Bald win and Ambler will be so bitter that, to avoid trouble, the leaders will give orders for the rural legislator to turn in for Wilson. State Chairman Crow is Coattnned on Fourth Pact. TEN KILLED IN COLLISION Railroad Oars Reduced to Splinters in Crash Near London By Associated Press. London, Jan. 1, 12.55 P. 'M.—Ten persons were killed and many others in jured in a train collision this morning on the Great Eastern railway near Ilford, five miles from London. Some of the railroad ears were re duced to splinters. Kentucky Now Nearly All "Dry" Lexington, Ky., Jan. I.—Nine coun ties in Kentucky became '' dry'' at mid night, liquor having been voted out last September with licenses expiring last night. Only 15 counties out of 120 in Kentucky are now in the so called "wet" column. TENER CLEARING HIS DESK Retiring Governor Will Make Several Important Appointments Prob ably on Monday Governor Tener expects to have his desk cleared of all business by the time his term expires so that Governor Brumbaugh can begin "from the be ginning" with no unfinished business to claim his attention. It is expected that on Monday, Governor Tener will name the successor to .Fudge Robert S. Frazetd on the Common Pleas benci at' Allegheny county, but up to the pres ent lie has declined to say w!hom he pro poses to appoint. The commission of Judge John A. Shafer, as President Juidge of the Al legheny county court, has been pre pared and will be issued on the re ceipt of the Frazer resignation, Judge Frazer going on the State Supreme bench. The Governor will also have the appointing of n Coroner for Mont gomery county to succeed Coroner Ne ville, who was elected a member of the House. There are several vacancies to fill on mother's pension boards which will be filled in time to permit the boarvls to get the state appropriation, and a few minor appointments that will all be made before the Governor leaves the cliair. Tho appointments made by the Gov ernor during the recess of the Legis lature, which require confirmation, in cluding the members of the Public Service (Jommission, will all be sent to the Senate next Tuesday among tho i first lot of communications from the Governor to the higher branch, and among the State officials whose ap pointments will be sent for confirma tion are those of Banking Commission er William H. Smith, State Librarian Thomas Lynch Montgomery and several others connected with State boards. RICHARD J. EARNEST, 76, DIES Stroke of Apoplexy Fatal to Aged Citizen of Hummelstown Richard J. Earnest, 76 years old, died this morning at his home in Hum melstown, from apoplexy. Mr. Earnest was born in Hummelirtowii and has lived there all his life. For many years he conducted a shoe store and : later a shoe repairing shop. lie was lan active member of the Zion Luth- I eran church. He is survived by hig widow, two sons, Dr. S. F. and Richard B. Earnest, of Hummelstown; four daughters, Mrs. j George Kttele, of Reading; Mrs. Mag j gie Griffiths, Cleveland; Mrs. Jacob li. j Martz, and Miss Mannie Earnest, of ] Humanelsiown, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Hill, Philadelphia. The fu neral arrangements will be announced later. 1015 12 Hours Late in Meohanlcsburg (Special to the Mtar-Independent.) iMeolianicSburg, Pa., Jan. I.—/ Because some wag at 11.65 o'clock last night turned t)he hands of the town clonk back twelve hours, the new year did not ar rive here until noon to-day. The town folk iiii lti 't know a'bout it, however, and celebrated at midnight just as though 1916 had arrived on time. Record in Bankruptcy Petitions By Associated Pratt. New York, Jan. I.—Bankruptcy pe titions, 1,696 in number, filed during 1914 established a record for this city since the present law relating to bank ruptcy went into effect in 1898. Fig ures published to-day show there have been nearly 21,000 petitions since the act became effective. ' Stolen Horse Recovered A horse stolen from the bam of J, H. Snyder, of near Dauphin, was recov ered by Detective Ibach and Police man Schelhas in the barn of Simon Cooper, Seventh and Briggs streets, this morning. The man who stole the animal was trying to sell the horse and rail when the policemen arrived. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT. MI IMF HEWS SHOW 111 TBI Little Kathryne Frick Writes Impressions Behind Scenes for Star-Independent SHE IS GUEST OFRITTY GORDON In Not* She Writes oil a Typewriter, ' 'SecondHelen Keller" Tells of Gift of Diamond Ring From Actress Who Took Great Fancy to Her Miss Kathryne M -v Frick, the little deaf, dumb and blind girl, daughter of William L. Frick. 94 North Seventeenth street, who is known as a "second Hel en Keller," was a New Year's Eve guest of Miss Kitty Gordon, on the stage of the Orpheum theatre. Miss Gordon, who fills the headline position on the Orpheum bill this week, took a great fancy to the little girl and slipped a diamond ring on Miss Frick "s finger as the child stpod in the wings during the first of the two New Year's Eve performance!". Although Miss Frick could neither see nor hoar what was going on upon the stage, a large part of the periorm anco was not lost to her, so remarkably have her powers of perception been de veloped at the, Mt. Airy institution where she is being educated as a ward of the State of Pennsylvania, the Leg islature having made a special appropri ation to pay her expenses. Among her other accomplishments. Miss Frick has learned to use the type writer and on this she wrote to-day for the Star-Independent the following de scription of her first experienc behind the wt'ne in that theatre: "It gives me great pleasure to praise Miss Kathryne Gordon and her com pany for their very kindness to me at the Orpheum theatre last night. "I enjoyed touching many beautiful things on the stage. Whicn I always had desired to see. I enjoyed going to the theatre with my mother nerore I was blind. "Miss Gordon learned snout me and invited me to see her. I saw a beauti ful bed which George Washington u>ed to sleep in. Miss Gordon put my fin gers on her lips and she talked to me that way. What 1 did not understand my father spelled in my hand and I enjoyed myself very much. "I received many beautiful gifts last night from her and her company. When Miss Gordon patted me on my cheek she slipped a diamond ring on my finger which pleased me very much for I like jewels. "Miss Gordon promised to come and see me at Mt Airy. 1 will be proud to have her meet my dear friends at school. Wishing all of my mends in Ilarrisbnrg a happy New Year, I re main with love, "Kathryne M. Frick." MUST PAY REWARD FOR HOHL Judge Decides Officer Entitled to Money For Bandit's Capture APtoiyua, Jan. 1. —Blair county must pay the SSOO reward offered for the "arrest and conviction" of Frank G. Hohl, the bank bandit, killed in Cin cinnati, 0., recently, to C. E. Cook, chief of police, of Salem, 0., accordiag to an opinion handed down by Judge Thomae J. IJaJdripe yesterday. After Hohl held up me Union bank here March 23, he was arrested at .Sa lem by Cook. Later he confessed, but the day before sentence was to be im posed, he escaped from the Blair coun ty jaH. The commissioners refused to pay the reward, because Hohl was not convicted, 'but the court held thwt un necessary, where it was evident the Tight criminal was apprehended. POISON KILLS J. L. SWARTZ Father of Carlisle Man Dies Four Hours After Wife's Funeral (Special to the Star-Indeppndent.) Winchester, Va., Jan. l.r —Four hours after the funeral of Mrs. Jane Cath erine Bwartz was held here,' her hus band, John L. Swartz, a prominent resi dent of this section and father of Sam uel Swartz. of Carlisle, Pa., died oi blood poisoning resulting from a faM on Christmas Kve when he severely bruised his face. His funeral was held to-day. Samuel Swartz did not know of the accident to his father until he arrive 1 here to attend the funeral of his* moth er and found the father in a critical condition. The son expects to return to Carlisle to-morrow. More Peru Cabinet Resignations Lima, Peru, Jan. I.—Further cabinet resignations, due to the unsettled po litical conditions, were announced yes terday. Fernando Fucthz, Minister of tliJ Interior, and Colonel A'bril, Minister of War, were the latest members to lay down their portfolios. Colonel Abru had held office for only about two weeks. Extend Two-Cent Postage Rate * Washington, Jan. I.—An agreement extending the two-cent postage rate to mails between the United States and the Bahamas went into effect to-day, marking another step in the movement to make effective a two-cent rate throughout the Western Hemisphere.