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WESTERN BATTLE FRONT FAVORS ALLIES. REPORT Paris, Jan. 2, 2.40 P. M.—The Freneh official statement ou the progress of the war, given out this afternoon, re cites a series of euvourters along the battle line of comparatively minor im portance. German attacks ami counter attacks have Jt>een repulsed; French gains have been retained; the artillery exchanges have been and in Steinbaen where street fighting has been going on for several days, the French say they 'have occupied three new lines of houses. The text of the . ommunica tion follows: "During the night of December 31- .lanuary 1. the enemiy delivered at nu merous points along the front a series of attacks which were repulsed with ease. The region to the north of the Lys was. during the day of January 1, tbe scene of a very spirited artillery engagement whi. h took place on the dunes of Xieuport and at Zonnebeke. At St. Georges the enemy did not con tinue his counter attacks and all* our gains have been retained. "In the regions of Arras, of Albert and of Roye, there have been artillerv duels. The enemy blew up two of our caissons between Beaumetz and Achi court. In revenge we demolished the enemy 's trenches at Parvillers and at Lu Baisselo, and we stopped the opera tions of the mine thrower set up in front of Fricourt. "Our artillery also obtained happy results in the region of the Aisne where it silenced the artillery of the enemy and dispersed several concentra tions of German troops. We have in stalled ourselves on the plateau of Xouvron, in certain excavations caused by the explosion of mines. The Ger mans were not able to either advance or drive us out; all the counter attacks were driven back. "In the region of Eheims there was a fairly violent bombardment of the enemy. In the region of Perthes we oc cupied and retained a forest two kilo meters to" the northeast of Mesnil-Les- Hurlits and the enemy did not deliver a counter attack. In the Argonne, in the forest of L«a Grurie, the local retirement reported yesterday has not had any ef fect. We have reoccupied a part of the German loss and we are holding our positions strongly. "On the heights of the Meuse there has been an artillery engagement but without great severity. In the Woevre wp have retained the positions gained by us December 30 without experienc ing a counter attack from the enemy and in the forest of L»a Pretre we have made a slight advance. "In the Yosges we have driven back a German attack on our positions at Brenienil, three kilometres northeast of Badonviller. inflicting heavy losses on the Germans. The enemy has sustained also heavy losses at Steinlbacb, Where our infantry yesterday occupied three new lines of houses." 700 DIED AS THE FORmiDABJJ WENT DOWN Cantlnnrd From First Pace. A launch aiul a pinnace succeeded in getting away. Aimost ail the oars were broken in trying tu preveut the small boats from being dashed to pieces against the side of the ship by the tre mendous seas running. Captain Loxlev and his signal man were still on the bridge when the battleship keeled over aud went to the bottom. Paris. Jan. 2. 9.26 A. M.—The Brit ish battleship Formidable which sank in the F.nglish Channel Friday morn ing with the greater part of her crew, was torpedoed off Portsmouth by a Ger man <u>bm.irine, according to a report current in Paris. Portsmouth is the chief naval station of Knglau . It is situate*! at the south west extremity of Portsea Island, 18 miles soJtii<ast of Southampton and 65 miles southwest of London. Portsmou h harbor is four miles in length, with about an equal width and its entrance is only about 400 yards across. It hfes been said that in this iand-loeked hiven the whole British navy might %de in perfect security. The ann of tie English Channel with which it conimmicates is the roadstead of Spithead. APPEALS TO . E. SOCIETIES TO PRAY FOR END OF WAR ! Boston, Jan. ..—An appeal to the 1 four million metiers of Christian En -' deavor Societies an forty nations to work and pray f* ;ieace has been is- j sued b ytlie Rev. F-ancis F. Clark, president of the Vb-ld's Christian En-, deavor Union, it vas announced yes terday. "1 appeal," he "rites, "to the En-1 deavorere of the wold in this crisis of the world's history to work and pray i not only for peace, bit for the Christian 1 fellowship on whicl ulone a lasting! peace can be builY" Copies have been rinted in several I languages and are .eing distributed j world-wide. Italy Has Eye oi Foreigners Home, Jan. 2, 9.50 '. M.—The'gov ernment has ordered tb police to keep a close watch on forigners and to make special investigtmns of their I doing while in the conory. Manv have been invited to leave he country as soon as possible and it is stated "that some will be expelled i they do not take the hint. The govnmant's ac- • tiou, it is stated, is daeto report* of espionage. Reward for Murderer ncreased Lebanon, Jan. 2.—The ,'ounty Com missioners have decided t join the city authorities in offeringa $250 re ward for the convic tion of the i*rty or parti. «rh o as taulted and shot the late Jon E. Mills, making a total reward now utstanding of SSOO for arrest aud con vt ion. RUSSIANS REPORT RANT SUCCESSES AGAINST THE GERMANS ALONG FRONTS Petrogra*l, Jan. 2.—An official com munication given out by the General Staff last night recounts the situation in the various fields of action along the Russian front. It says: "In East Prussia and in the region of Mlawla (Northern Russian Poland) we have defeated attempts by the Ger mans to deliver a partial offensiv. "On the Vistula, oppose Wygitogrod, our armed steamers cannonaded the in fantry of the enemy with success. Be tween the Vistula and the lower Pilica the Germans have begun a series of at tacks supported bv the fire of their heavy artillery. Our troops, in an ac tion on the left bank of the Bzura river, near Yitkoritze, repulsed two night at tacks. "On the we ropulsed an attack directed against Doletzk. On De cember 31 the enemy mauifested activ ity which was particularly intense in the region of the town of Rawa. where the fighting still continues. South of the Palica, the action has spread out and the positions cut off the routes from Vlostchoro to Kielce. "In Galicia we made energetic at- I tacks on the enemy in the region of ! Gorlice (southwest of Jaslop near ! Mschanka and Ropitza where, despite t the extremely fierce resistance which the enemy offered were destroyed, after a hard tight, their fortifications estab lished on tie heights. The village of Mschanka we captured about 3,000 : prisoners, including siaty-eisjnt officers, four cannon and six mitrailleuses. The | fighting in this region still continues. Furious counter attacks, which the | enemy made supported by armored au i toanobiles were repulsed by our artillery fire and bayonet charges. "In Buliowina we occupied, after a battle, Storozhinetz and Radoutz (just south of Czernovitz). We also took some prisoners.'' LATE WAR OS SUMMARY CoMtiuucd From First Pngr. Steinbach has been captured and that the French are making a further ad vance there. The Paris announcement asserts that some of the territory lost to the Germans in the Argonne has been regained and that three new lines of houses have been occupied in Stein bach. The German military authorities say that there has been no changes in the eastern campai ;n, except that the German attacks on the tines west of Warsaw have made further progress. The Russian War Office announces that another defeat has been inflicted upon the Austrian forces in G&licia, whose advance from the Carpathians recently was checked with serious con sequences to them. It is asserted that fortified Austrians positions near Gor lice were destroyed and that 3,(MM) prisoners were captured. The Russian statement says, however, that the vic tory was won only after a hard battle, and that fighting still continues, indi cating that the Austrians are still ca pable of offering determined resistance. In Poland the German attack ap parently has shifted to the southward. The Russian statement mentions fight ing of particular intensity at Rawa, which is 30 miles south of Sochaezew, the recent center of German activity. German attacks there, as well as in East Prussia and in the region of Mlawla in Poland near the Bast Prus sian border, are said to have been re pulsed. Austrian warships have bombarded Belgrade, the Servian capital, from which the Austrians were driven short ly after they had occupied it. Some damage to property was caused by the bombardment but so far as is known no lives were lost. According to a report current in Paris the lost British battleship Form idable was sunk off Portsmouth, Eng land's chief naval base. The destruc tion of the Formidable Is believed to have been the work of a German sub- I. S. TANK STEAMER SEIZED SECOND TIME BY BRITISH Halifax. N. S., Jan. 2.—Word was received here to-.lay that the Ameri j can tank steamer Brindilla, whose ar- I rest by a British cruiser and detention ! at Halifax last October was the cause of diplomatic correspondence between the I'nited States and Great Britain, resulting in the steamer's release, again ; has been intercepted off the coast of ! Scotland and taken into Aberdeen. Washington. Jan. 2.—lt developed j to-day that another Standard Oil ves sel. the I ushing, was also seized by the British cruisers with a cargo of oil but already has been released. The de | partment made it clear that she also j was of American registry. .—. TO ASK FIRE HOUSE BIDS Commissioner Taylor Will Seek Author- j ity to Build Quarters for Royal Co. I The ordinance giving the Commis sioner of Parks,and Town Property au- 1 thoritv to advertise for bids for the construction of a fire house for the Roy- j al Fire Company has been prepared bv ' City Solicitor 1) S Seitz and will be offered at next Tuesday's meeting of j the Commissioners by M. Harvey Tay-' lor. Funds to pay for the proposed build ing are carried in the City's general appropriation bill for 1915,' which will become effective on Monday. THE TEACHING OF SPANISH Resolution Introduced at School Board Meeting Last Night A resolution to include the teaching i of Spanish in the twfi high schools! was introduced at a meeting of the j School 'Board last evening. There was 1 no argument either for or against the! resolution and hy action of the board it was referred to the Teachers' commit tee, of which Mr. (Bret/, is vhairman. "The proposed plan is to make Span ish an elective study like French or German. It will likely be discussed at the next meeting of the committee. Pennsy Asks for Bids on Steel By Ataociatrd Prt»». Philadelphia, Jan. 2.—The Pennsyl \ania Railroad Company to-day asked the steel manufacturing concerns of the country to bid o n 17,600 tons of struc tural steel for bridge construction dur ing 1915. HARRISBURS STAR-INDEPENDENT, SATURDAY EVENING-. JANUARY 2. 191 a. 2 OFFICIALS GIVE COUNTY SIO,OOO OF 1914 RECEIPTS Register of Wills Roy C. Danuer and Prothonotary Henry F. Holler To day Closed the Tear's Business and Settled With the District Through the offices of Roy Dauoer, Register of Wills, und Henry I' 1 . Holier, Prothonotary, Dauphin county officials who to-day compiled their annual re ports, the county's strong box will be swelled bp' nearly SIO,OOO, that money representing tie county's share of the office receipts taken in bv those officials during the year just closed. The Prothonotary to-day turned over to tfhe' County Treasury a check for $2,210.24, that being the tines, jury fees and costs collected by him during the quarter ending Jauuarv 1, so that the total Hinouut he gave over to the county as 1914 receipts was $9,512.77. The county's share of the excess fees received by Register Dnnner are not near so large as those of the Prothono tary, yet Mr. Danner's business is com paratively small since his year's work was confined to probating" 197 wills, granting letters of administration on 15S estates and receiving 166 a .'counts of trustees,- guardians, etc. The 1914 business at the Register's office was about on the average and, while it may be considered small when compared with the reports of other county officials, that does not detract from the Register's good business rec ord. In the thiee years he has been in office Mr. Danner has accepted 490 ac counts and advertised the sinne accord ing to law at a cost of $653.58. The cost of advertising proportionate ly the same number of accounts in years gone by, the county records show, was $1,275," so that the Register in three years has effected a saving, as he considers, of approximately $621.42. His annual allowance for clerk hire, the Register claims, is sllO less than was paid during former administrations, so that in three years he has saved an additional $330, making the total sav ing to the county, according to his cal culation, something like $951.42. The excess fees paid into the county by Mr. Danner during the three years lie has been Register of Wills amounts to $1,104.56. The county's share of fees from the 1914 revenues exceeds that of 1913, which was $229.09, by $125.33. The Register's receipts during 1914 amount ed to $4,221.87. Of that money $213.06 was spent jn a-iKertising accounts, SIOO for attorney's salary, $1,200 for deputy register's salary and $2,000 for the Register's salary." making the to tal expense $3,513.06 and thus leaving the excess fees total $708.51. One half of that amount, or $354.42, is paid the county and the remainder is shared by tbe Register. The Prothonotary's return to the county represents criminal court cases in which fines and costs were imposed, the return acting as a reimbursement to the county for money paid out as witness fees, constables' and justices' costs and jurors' fees. OFFERS STOCK TO EMPLOYES American Telephone Co. Has Saving Plan for Bell Co-Workers , The American Telephone ajid Vele graph Coifrpanv announced to-day that arrangements liave been made by which employes of tiie Bell system who 'have been two years or more in the service and who so desire may purchase stock of the company for sllO per share on easy terms of payment. Xo employe can purchase more than one share for each S3OO of annual wages he receives nor more than ten shares whatever his wages. The terms of payment will be $2 a s&are per month, beginning with March. 1915, and the quarterly dividends paid on the stock will go toward paying for it after deducting interest at four per cent, per annum on the unpaid balances. The American Company has paid eight per cent, dividends for seven years and the company gays: It is cal culated that dividends at this rate and the $2 per share per mouth payments by employes will pay for the stock in full, by November. 1918. Any employe who so desires can after March 1. 1917, but not before, pay in the balance of his stock and receive his stock certificate, should any employe leave the service or die before his stock is fully paid for, t'he amount he paid in plus the accumu lated dividends (less lour per cent' in terest) will be paid back. The American Telephone ami Tele graph is tine parent company of the Bell Telephone system nnich operates or con nects with eight and one-half million telephone stations throughout the Unit ed States. It has about 60,000 stock holders and 160,000 employes. Its is sued apital stoi.. is neariy $350,000,- 000, and is quoted on the stock ex changes at about sllß per share. IXDI'STRIAIiJHIOME SCHOOLS Two Will Be Opened XJnder Supervis- ion of Harrisburg Board of Control With everything brand new from ' books on up to furniture equipment I two schools, now under the management !of the officials of the Harrisburg I school district, will open in the In jdustrial Home at Nineteenth and Swat- I ara streets. General Repairman Koons spent a week at the school fixing up the ■ rooms and to-day new books and other equipment were sent there. The old i Ixjoks, which were dirty and torn, were burned up v Miss Miriam Brown, a substitute, was elected to that school to assist Miss Seglebaum. the former teacher. Medical supervision will be included at that special school. COUPLE TAKE TO THE BOOT Afraid to Enter House, Thinking In truders Are in Pouaa&ion When City Detectives White and Murnane and Policemen Hyland and Bush responded to a call "at 23 1-2 Evergreen street, presumably to chase a man out of the house they found Mr. and Mrs. George Heckert on the roof, afraid to re-enter the building, accord ing to the police. A thorough search was made but no thief was located. Their fears being al layed, the couple came down from the roof and re-entered the house. Immunity Pleas Are Overruled By Associated Prat. Xew York, Jan I—The Federal Dis trict Court overruled to-day the pleas of immunity interposed by John li. Billard, James Selton and William Skinner to indictments charging them with criminal violation of the Sherman law iti connec tion with their acts as directors of the New York, New /Haven and Hartford Railroad Company. 3 SPEAKERSHIP ASPIRANTS HERE Cutliacl From Ftnt Pift, dates all have established headquarters on the second floor of the Common wealth hotel, where they and their friends extend the glad hand to all who call, but up to the preseut time there are very few members of the House here. Baldwin Says He'll Win Mr. Baldwin says he is very well sat isfied with the situation and that he will be elected Speaker Furthermore, lie intimates that he will be selected for Speaker on the first ballot in the caus cus. . "I have been all over the State," said Mr. Baldwin, "and 1 have assur ances of enough support to elect me." He declined to give any figures as to his strength. Mr. Baldwiu was the Re publican whip in the House during the last session, and was a very useful man to the Republican organization, and he thinks that ought tc count for some thing. Mr. Wilson, who has served two terms in the House and was journal clerk of the Senate for oue session, also SHid he expected to win, and that he thought that the country, outside of tbe larger cities, should be given the Speakership. He is confideut that he will win through the help of his friends, and points to the fact that he tilled the Speakership chair while Speaker Cox was ill during the session of 1911. An argument used against him for the Speakership is that lie voted against local option, which he denies, asserting that he voted against the placing of the local option bill on the calendar after it had been reported unfavorably by the Committee on Lay and Order in the House, and never had an opportunity to vote on the bill. The question of local option should not be brought into the matter of electing a Speaker,", said Mr. Wilson, "and, if elected Speaker, I will be fair and do justice to all sides should the matter ever come up in the House for consideration. Ambler Will Be Here To-night Mr. Habgood, who is an old member of the House and while at home pub lishes and edits the Bradford "Star," cannot be classed as an aggressive can didate, but rather lie is what may be called a receptive aspiraut. '' I will be a candidate before the caucus," said Mr. Habgood, "and I will support the caucus nominee." It is said by Mr. Habgood "s friends that in the event of the powers that be insisting on a Speaker remote from the influence of Philadelphia he will bo | the man selected. It was said to-day that the Pliila- I delphia legislative delegation will hold i a meeting in that city this afternoon and endorse Charles A. Ambler, of Montgomery, for the Speakership, and that the Allegheny delegation will meet here on Monday aud endorse Ambler, but that the latter story is not credited by organization men here. Mr. Ambler is expected to arrive this evening, and | his friends are claiming that he will be | nominated on the first ballot. 30,000 WILL BE INVITED | Fifteen Persons Are Addressing the In vitations for Inaugural Exercises | Superintendent Rauibo, of the Cap ; itol grounds and building*, to-day cotu i pleted the plans for the b : ij p-Litform : to be built over thf frfejwlU Third aud I State streets entrance to the Capitol I Park, where the inaugural ceremonies j will take place on January 19, when | Dr. Brumbaugh becomes Governor, and | from which the inaugural parade will j be reviewed bv the new Governor. The j reviewing stand in front of the Execu- J tive Mansion, has been dispensed with ; this time. The inaugural reception j will be held in the Capitol in the even | ing at 8 o'clock .when the general pub- I lie will pass through the rotunda, greet J the Governor aud pass out by the north I wing. i The Harrisburg and Wes: End Re ! publican clubs have almo-t finished ! preparations for participating in the | parade, and expect to turn out in large numbers. The Chester County Brum j baii'ili Republican club, 500 strong, in : uniform, will be in line with T. Larry j Eyre, of West Chester, as chief mar | shal. A large force of clerks under Charles R. Willits, of the State Department, is I now engaged in addressing the enve- I lopes that will contain the invitations : to people in all parts of the State to attend the inaugural. There will be 30,- 000 of these invitations sent out by legislators and State officials, but they will not be ready before next week, j The work of addressing the envelopes • is being done at the headquarters of the Dauphin County Republican <om ! mittee, in the Wyeth building, on MaT- I kef street, fifteen persons doing the i addressing. 1*90,000 REALTY TRANSFERRED $73.30 Paid in War Tax in Transac tions in County To-day Realty transfers in Dauphin countv to-day totaled well on to $90,000. Sev eral dozen houses changed hands and the Revenue Collector did a big busi ness seliing the war tax stamps on these transfers. The sales of the war stamps alone amounted to $73.50 in dicating a transfer of actual cash amounting to $73,600, since the reve nue is charged at the rate of $1 on sl,- I 000 realty transfers. Mortgages are not taxable. Two mortgages were filed, one for $4,000 and the other for $1,500. A third, one for SIO,OOO, was marked satisfied, this being a part of the con sideration in one of the realty trans fers, so that the total value of real es tate which changed hamils to-day was almost $90,000. The biggest realty deal was eon sumated by Samuel and Dora Fiwhman, with Gideon Feeser, the latter being the purchaser of nearly $50,000 worth of real estate situated on Allison's Hill, uptown and in the Eighth ward. POP BOTTLES FLY IN AIR Horse Hitched to Bottling Works Wag on Dashes for Liberty When a horse hitched to a wagon of the Star Bottling works made a br«a>k for liberty this afternoon at Third am.i Mulberry streets, pop bottles flew in all directions and broke with loud explo sions on the street and sidewalk. The animal was captured after run ning several squares. The loss in soft drinks amounts to several dollars. Pittsburgh Hotel Man Falls Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 2.—D. F. Henry, well known as the owner of Pittsburgh hotels, to-iJay Hied a volun tary petition in bankruptcy giving his liabilities as $1,505,137 and assets as $1,412,672. CONSTABLE WINS HIS FIGHT FOR $958 IN BACK FEES Court Decides Charters Is Entitled to fiioney He Claimed As Due Between IOUI and lttOfi—Ruling Applies to Other Similar Oases The hundred or more constables who served Dauphin county betiween the years 1901 to 1905 will be financially rewarded and Dauphin county will be obliged to pay out in t'he neighborhood of $4,000 or $5,000. all as a result of a Dauphin county court decision filed at noon to-day in the vase of George W. Charters, Second ward constable. The court holds the constables' claims for fees and milea<gv incident to subpoening witnesses and committing defendants to the county jnil. as charg ed under the act of 1*899, are legiti mate and must be paid. Prior to 1899. when new legislation was passed regu lating the constables' fees, the County Commissioners paid the constables un der special and general laws, allowing them flftv cent® for sub-poeuing the first witness in a case and fifteen cents each for the others. Also mileage was paid at the rate of six cents a mile, was allowed to a constable for the second committment of a prisoner if he was committed twice—before and after the preliminary hearing. The later legislation allowed a fee of $1 for subpoening the first witness and fifty cents for eaeih subsequent sub poena. Mileage was allowed at nine and three-fifth cents per mile. This rule now and since 1905 hiss boe-n fol lowed by the constables and commis sioners. One dollar and mileage may bo rightfully charged for each committ ment. From 1901 and until 1905, wftwn the appellate courts decreed that the in creased rates must be allowed to the constables, the Dauphin county commis sioners |>aid constables claims under the old laws. George W. Charters, who now anil for many years, has been the constable of the Second ward, subsequently put in a claim to the county for unpaid fees amounting to $958*27. with in terest. When payment was refused he brought suit his case being argued in the local courts in May. 1913, The court now holds that Charters is entitled to the full amount of his •claim and directs that judgment be en i tered in his favor and a-gainst the coun | ty. Charters' claim represents the dif . ference between the old and new rates, j The Charters suit was a test case and it | is now conceded that similar claims of constables all will be paid by the coun ty without further litigation. Another decision filed by the Dau phin county court to-day reaffirms the court s previous decision in the dam age suit of the Cox-Lawton Coal Com pany against the Pennsylvania Railroad Comipany. The court, in its previous decision cut down tßie verdict rtf a Common Pleas court jury which allow ed the plaintiffs more than slo'o,ooo —that being treble damages, to $35 - aSo.SI. ' The Cox-Lawton Company *s claim ; was based upon the Pennsylvania Bail road s alleged refusal to' construct a siding to the plaintiffs mines in the upper end of the county, which it was charged virtually ruhml the business. $I«O.OOOI.\ BONDS REDEEMED , City Treasurer To-day Cancels Greater Part of $102,400 CaUed In I «T t Ab m Ut ' l6o <°oo was paid out at the City Treasury to-day in connection with ! the largest single redemption of city j improvement bonds made in the history ;of Harrisburg. The call covered $192"- i 400 worth of city street grading, pav ; ing and water bonds. Approximately | $32,000 was paid out as interest on I other bonded debts, j By noon, when the treasury closed ; for the day, more than $160,000 of j the redeemable bonds had been cashed in and cancelled. These bonds ceased hearing interest yesterday, so that there will be no financial benefits to holders |of unredeemed bonds who postpoue | having them cashed. j COL. W. HAYESJJRIER RETIRES | Was Editor of Columbia ''lndepen dent" and Prominent in Politics ; Marietta, Jan 2. —Colonel William Hayes Grier, 73 years old, who for | more than fiftv years was affiliated with j the Columbia "Independent," has re | tired from active life. In 1856 he began his active career jand during the Civil war served his country three years. He gives several reasons for retiring, and that he has made good is putting it mildly, as he is well known over the State as an editor, politician and soldier. He will spend tne balance of his days in Co lumbia. SERVICES AT WESLEY UNION Meetings to Be Held Through Week at A. M. E. Church Services will be held this week at Wesley Union A. M. E. Zion church as follows: Monday at 8 o'clock, prayer meet ing led by Professor M. Lay ton. Sub ject, "Thanksgiving and Humiliation." Psa. 65, James 4. Tuesday—The services will be con ducted by the Kev. James A. Stokes. Subject, ''The ( hurch Universal—The 'One Body' of Which Christ is the Head." St. John 17:14-26, Rev. 19.7- i 7. Wetjinesdav—H. J* Sigler will con duct tli e meeting. Subject, "Nations and Their Rulers." I Tim. 2:1-8, Rom ans 13. Thursday—Marshall Bennett and Mary Terrell will conduct the meeting. Subject, "Missions and the Jews." Psa. 67; lsa. 49:3-15, Acts 1:1-8. Friday—Professor J. P. Scott, Ben nett and Williams will have charge of the meeting services. Subject, "Fam ilies, Schools and Colleges aud the Young." II Tim. 3:14-17, Psa. 34:11 -I 22, lsa. 59:21. REVIVAL AT CURTIN HEIGHTS Three Weeks of* Evangelistic Services j Will 'Begin There To-morrow Three weeks of revival services Will ; begin to-morrow evening in Ourtin ; Heights Methodist ehurjli. The services are classified under three heads. The first week will be known as church edi fication week, the second as church or ganisation week anj the third will toe devoted to friends of the church. Funeral of Mrs. Keys Funeral services forlMrs. Katie Keys, who was found in her apartment at 1421 Xorth Fourth street, Thursday, were held this afternoon at the under taking establishments of R. K. Spicer, 313 Walnut street. IBurial was made in the East Harrisburg cemetery. AUTO WITH FOUR RIDERS PLUNGES 001 RIVER DANK (.•■tinned From Flrat Face. tiras of the accident, and the rescuers fully expected that when they removed the car they would find lifeless bodies underneath. Injuries Not Serious When the machine was righted, however, the two men and two women rose to their feet and were able, with some support, to ascend the bauk. Mr. Segelbaum took thein into his home, where a physician examined them. The wemen were badly bruised, one of the men had an injured thumb and the other was somewhat scratched. The escape of the party trom death or seri ous injury is thought by Mr. Segel baum to have been little short of mirac ulous. The two couples have returned to their home, which is understood to be Carlisle. For more than fivi minutes they had been pinned beneath the overturned au tomobile, but had made no outcry dur ing that time. The woman who alo*ie saw the accident was lost in the crowd which shortly afterward gathered on the scene. Car Is Being Repaired The automobile, a Ford, lay o% the ice of the river over night and was this morning hauled to the Ford ga rage, where it is now being repaired.. The damage is comparatively slight. The wind shield is broken and the top battered. CAPITOL INCREASED RATES OF FARE Next Week Public Service Commission Will Resume Hearing of Protests by Philadelphlans The principal feature of the pro gram mapped out by the Public Service Commission for next week's meeting is the continued hearing of the complaint of the United Business Men's Associa tion and Philadelphia commuters against the railroads entering that city regarding the passenger rates. The Commission gave a decision in this case in Philadelphia two weeks ago, but some dissatisfaction existed and a number of those affected requested a hearing, which was granted and will be heard on Friday morning of next week. It is expected tha an application will be made to hold the hearing in Philadel phia, it being tho most convenient point for all concerned, failing in which a large delegation of Philadelphiaus and people residing near that city will be here, accompanied by Attorney Abbott, to endeavor to have the Commission make changes in the order to the railroads. The Commission will also cousider the approval of the contract between the borough of Carlisle ind the Carlisle Heat and Power Company, and the con tract between the Pennsylvania Rail road Company and the borough of New port. The approval of the sale of poles between the 801 l Telephone Company and the Harrisburg Light anil Power Company will also be considered. Appointed Coroner Dr. J. Xorman White, of Svranton, was to-day appointed coroner of Lack awanna county bv Governor Tener. Senator Clark Here Senator Henrv A. Clark, of Erie, ! author of the bill now governing cities |of the third class, arrived this morn ! ing and was at the capitol. He will j closely scan any attempted amend j ments of his bill to see whether they | accord with hig views. ; Secretary McAfee Better Word was received at the State De partment to-May that Secretary McAfee has so far'recovered as to be able to ! again take up his duties, and lie will j be at his desk on Monday. | Board of Pardons The Board of Pardons, at its meet- I ing on Wednesday will give a rehear- I ing to David Kauffman, who was con i victej in the Dauphin county courts of j playing the flim-flam game on Harris -1 burg merchants and sent to the peni tentiary. Kauffman's pad, Mike Peter i son, was pardoned in November. The I Board will also dispose of nine cases | that have been held under advisement, i and this will finish its work before it I goes out of existence on Tuesday, J>an j uary 19. Governor'B Message Governor Tener has completed his J message to the Legislature and it will I be reatiy for delivery a-s soon as Sen - | ate and House organize on Tuesday next. BISPHAM (JIVES RECITAL , Famous Singer Has Only English Songs On His Splendid Program David Bispham, whose songs are in ! the English language only, demonstrat ed in his recital at the Majestic theatre last night that a program can be a most pleasing one without the rendition of a single number in any foreign tongue. If the thought of some of his songs was sacrificed to any extent in trans lation, the melody was not noticeaibly affected. The recital was enjoyed by a pitifully small audience, yet a fully ap preciative one. "The Two Grenadiers'' was given by Mr. IBispiham with unusual power, and as usual he delighted his listeners with the song he has ma*le famous, "Danny Deever." His closing number, a recitation of Longfellow's poein, "King Robert of Sicily," with piano accompaniment, was excellently ren dered. MUSIC AT CALVARY CHUROH Choir Will Repeat by Request the Beth lehem Cantata There will be special music at Cal vary Presbyterian chuivh tomorrow evening at 7.30 o'clock. The choir, by request, will repeat the cantata at BHhle'heaii. i>art I, "The Shepherds;" introduction; "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear; "Sing and Rejoice." Part 11, "The Saviour," "The Angels Are Singing," "O little Town of Bethlehem," "Little Child in Slumber Sweet," "And tlhe Glory of the 'Lord." Soloists are: Mrs. Crank Green, so prano; Mrs. B. Fenstemacher, contralto; Paul D. 'Miller, tenor, and Benjamin Green, baritone. Taft Against Filipino Independence Washington, Jai. 2, —In vigorous terms former President Taft to-day told the Senate Philippines Committee the Filipino people were not as yet capable oif self-government. 9 SOLD TO THE DEAD ON "10.0." PLAN CHllpucd From First I'agc. person would reason, when a package arrived, that it hail been ordered be fore death and they would pay tins charges. Before a complaint had been re ceived at Police Headquarters hern this man had left Hurrisburg. He wus seen yesterday in bewistown and the police of that place arrested him. City Detective Murnane went to lew istown this afternoon to bring the pris oner back. Brown Is alleged to have sent pack | ages to Pittsburgh, PhilaUfclphia, Brad I dock and to a place in New Jersey, from this city. He is-charged with having obtained money under false pre tense, but Chief of Police Hutchison is of the opinion that the federal au thorities can prove H violation of a fed eral law, although the man used ex press companies instead of tiie United States mail to send his goods. A cheap imitation of a gold ponila.ilt with a rose colored cameo and an imi tation pearl was sent to Braddock. This was forewanled afterward to the local |K>lice and on fchiis clue the charge was brought against Brown. READING AFTER TABERNACLE City Which Has Stough Campaign In Three Months Wants Building Used Here • The tabernacle used during the Stough evangelistic campaign in this city will be moved to Heading and used in the campaign there three month 4. hence, if a delegation from Reading expected to come here Monday to see the building is satisfied with the plan. In the event that the delegation de cides favorably in the matter, the tab eruaele will shortly be dismantled, and the lumber shipped to Roading, whore the building will he orected precisely as it now stands in this city, according to specifications of the blue prints. Only the lumber and roof covering would be transferred, which includes besides the building itself, platforms and seats. The sawdust in the taber nacle will not be used again. The plumbing and electric lights have al ready been removed. The Bogar l/umber Companv, whose property the building now is.' has re ceived offers from other cities than Reading for the tabernacle, but the likelihood is that Heading will get it. The tearing down of the building has not been accomplished as soon as ex pected, 'but as soon as final arrange ments for disposing of it are nrtude, werk will be started on it. Lost Articles Claimed During the past week a number of articles, such as hats, coats ami umbrel las, found in the tabernacle after the close of the meetings, have been claim ed by their owners at the place of busi ness ot K. 7,. Gross, chairman of the executive" committee. There are still pieces of wearing ap parel at the store unclaimed, including several coats, which it would seem are being missed by their former wearers. Nothing more has been found at the tabernacle for the past few davs, but it is expected that there will be .(is closures of coins and various other thing* when the sawdust is finallv re moved. ANNUAL AUTOMOBILE SHOW Harrisburg Dealers' Association Fix March 18 to 20 as the Time for Holding Big Event The Harrisburg Automobile Dealers' Association at a meeting held last even ing fixed March 13 to 20 as the d'atn for holding the annual automobile show. It will be held at tho Arena on North Third street and a Saxon roadster is to be given away as a door prize. The committee on exhibits has planned to add a motor boat exhibit which will be of great interest on ac count of the Susquehanna dam im provements at this plate. Every fea ture to make tho show attractive and of vgenera.l interest will be included. Adv. * TO SET UP CITY'S SCALES Sealer of Weights Authorized to UH Them Under Bill Effective Monday The city 's general appropriation bill, •which carries in addition to hundreds of other items, a SSOO fund with Which to purchase three seits of "municipal scales'' to be installed iu the city mar kets, will become operative on Monday, next, and as soon thereafter as possible Harry D. Reel, City Sealer of Weights and Measures, will lay plans for set ting up the scales. These scales will be set up for tho benefit both of the market patrons and the market venders and will aid both in ascertaining the correctness of scales, as well as to prevent shortweiigiht or overweight. The section of the rule under which a penalty may be imposed upon venders who dispose of foodstuffs, etc., in pack ages which do not have the contents marked thereon, also will become opera tive and enforced. The City Sealer dua-ing the greater part of 1914 spent much time teaching the merchants how to comply with that section. BILLY SUNDAY IN CITY Evangelist and Party Pass Through on Way to Philadelphia Evangelist Billy Sunday and mem bers of his party, together'with a dele gation of Philadelphia churchmen and newspaper men, which met them at AI toonu, iiassed through this city on the Pennsylvania railroad at 12.50 o'clock this afternoon, boun i for Philadelphia. The evangelist opens his campaign in that city to-morrow. Telephone Co. Tax Case Settled The city 's suit against the Cumber land Valley Telephone Company for taxes on the defendant'» building on < WalnuJ street, was brought to a close to-day when Henry CVf. Tracy, receiver of the company, paid into the city treasury, through City Solicitor Seiti, the sum of $86.45. That money rep resents the tax for She years 1912 and 1913 and covers only that part of the building which the company is not utilizing in the transaction of its tele phone business. The case was settled in accordance with recent decision of tfhe Dauphin county court.