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The National Belief Association Con
gratulates the Karrisburg Commit
tee on Energetic Work—Merchants
Give Seeds to Homeless Refugees
Recognition of and thanks for the
aplendid work of the Home ami War
Relief Committee during the winter in
tending materials and clothing to the
■war sufferers, is given in a letter re
ceived by Miss Mary B. Robinsou, of
the Red Cross division, from Miss Ma
bel T. Boardman, of the national as
'•You have a most energetic and able
committee in Harrisburg, and I con
gratulate you on the good work." Is
the wording of the letter, which con
tinues, "I hope that very soon the
port of Archangel will be open so that
we can get off a large shipment of
these supplies for Pol an i, where I
know they are very much needed.
Please thank your committee for this
continued interest and assistance."
Seeds for use by the homeless refu
gees now living in districts where they
may raise crops, have been donated by
local merchants, and about SSO worth
will b« shipped abroad this week. Ship
ment of thirty boxes have beeu made to
date, the countries receiving the sup
plies including Germany. France, Bel
gium, Hollaml, Austria. Poland, Servia
and the British relief. Of the materials
sent, all, save the knitted goods and the
bandages, was made by local women
who were paid from 20 to 25 cents for
each garment sewed, or more than J3,-
500 to date.
The Ked C'ro*<B division is offering for
tale a "first aid" leaflet for hiraio or
factory, to raise funds to purchase ma
terials anil supplies. The leaflet, cut
in the form of a cross, with the cover
of re*.! paper, contains valuable infor
mation concerning treatment of acbes.
bleedings, bums, cuts, drownings, faint
ing, frostbite. hysteria, i>oisons, sun
stroke and various others of the sudden
ills. They may be bought at headquar
ters, 7 South Front street, which are
open daily, from 10 to 12 and from 2
until 5, excepting Saturdays, when
they close at noon. Visitors are wel
Petrograd, Fe»b. 22. —Explanation of
the Russian retirement from East Prus
sia is contained in a communication
given out last night by the general
staff. Successes ol the German coup is
attributed largely to the lack of
strategic railways which prevented the
Russians from concentrating "with
necessary rapidity on our East Prus
sian front forces indispensable to ward
off this drive of the enemy."
The general staff asserts that the
massing of German troops in East
Prussia was revealed to the Russians
on February 4 but that the nlagnitudo
of the concentration did not become
known until several days later. Because
of three conditions, it is stated, with
drawal of the Tenth Russian army from
East Prussia towards the frontier was
decide! upon. This was followed later
by a further retirement towards the
Niemeu and the Bobr rivers. The com
munication follows:
"The Germans, after a series of ex
ceptionally obstinate and tenacious at
tacks which cost them innumerable vic
tims, became persuaded of the impos
sibility of dislodging us from the left
bank of the Vistula and proceeded at
the end of January to put a new plan
into o>peration.
"Having finished the formation in
the interior of their country of several
new corps anU deciding to continue the
transportation of troops from their west
front in order to make a supreme effort;
against us, proliting by their net work
of railroads, the Germans were enalbied
to launch an overwhelming force
asaiust our Tenth Army, whicn oecu- 1
pied strongly organized positions along
the Angerapp river and the Mazuriau
"To assure' the success of this coup
the Germans transported also part of
their contiugents from the fronts on
the Rawka, the Bzura and the right
T>ank of the Vistula. This gathering
of Germans in East Prussia was re-j
vealed to us on February 4. but the j
magnitude of the concentrations was
aot determined until several days later, i
'' Not being able, through lack of,
railroad facilities, to concentrate on !
our East Prussian front with the neces
sary rapitiit.v forces indispensable to I
■ward off this drive of the enemy, our
chiefs decided to withdraw the above
mentioned army from East Prussia to
wards the frontier and further retire- j
meut towards the Niemen and the Bobr j
has followed.
"In these movements the right wing
of the Tenth army, pressed by great
numbers of the eneniv aitd threatened
with being surrounded on the right
flank, was compelled to make a very
swift turning movement in the direc
tion of Kovno.
"This maneuver exposed the llanic
of the corps following which, owing to
this fact found itself in an extremely
dangerous position and only broken
and disorganized positions succeeded in
escaping from this district.
"Other corps of the Tenth army,
fighting continuously and stubbornly,
slowly retreated in the direction mark
ed out for them by their commanders.
On taking up these positions the Rus
fian troops bravely repulsed the at
tacking enemy, indicting upon him sev
eral losses and overcoming incredible
difficulties caused by the deep snow
which covered all the roads. The roals
Wing impassable automobiles were not
able to run and trains were delayed,
frequently not reaching their destina
" Ketreating slowly step by step one
corps forming the left wing of the
Tenth army held the enemy for nine
days on lines which ordinarily are
traversed in four days.
"Oh February 19 these corps fell
back through Augustow, retired from
the battle at Sphoc and assumed the
fortified positions indicated for them.
"At the present moment actions on
the German front continue before Os
sowet*, upon the roads from Lomza to
Edv&bno and north to Kadizidiy on the
road between Plotsk and Plonsk. In
some .places the fighting is very stub
"On the right of the Vistula, on the
Toads from Plotsk, Austrian detach-'
ments have been replied by German
troops." I
State Treasurer Endorses Particularly
the Plan for Sinking Fund Sufficient
to Permit the Commonwealth to
Carry Its Own Insurance
State Treasurer Young has been
nuking a study of the report of the
Economy and Efficiency Commission,
prepared by Harry S. McDevitt, which
w»s the forerunner of a number ot
recommendations made by other State
Commissions, and pays it a high com
pliment, saying there is much to com
mend in its recommendations. To begin
with he favors the recommendation
that Governors be inducted into office
in the year in which no legislative ses
sion is held, so that he will have had
a year's experience when the Legisla
ture meets. The present plan, Mr.
Young thinks, is neither fair to the
Governor nor to the Legislature. Re
garding other recommendations in the
report Mr. Young says:
"The Commission "e commentaries on
| the absurdity of imposing duties upon
| the Board of Public Grounds and Build-
I ings that they are now discharging
| should have the prompt attention of the
•' The recommendation with refer
' once to the adoption of a law
I ing civil service for the State go vera-
I inent, taken in connection with a plan
j for service pensions, is highly com
| mendable, as is also the recommenda
tion with reference to a Capitol post
Favors Publicity Bureau
"The idea of a Publicity Bureau is
to me entirely novel but met with my
instant approval, and within certain
limitations the establishment of such a
bureau is a timely recommendation. Xo
State has such a variety of activities;
no State has such a variety of natural
resources, and it is altogether proper
and desirable that the people of this
| State as well as of sister States should
. know of the immense amount of high
ly commendable work which is going
on within her borders through the in
strumentalities of the State govern
"The adoption of the recommenda
tion with reference to the assumption
by the Superintendent of the Board of
Public Grounds and Buildings of all
janitors, eharmeu and charwomen em
ployed in and about all departments of
the State government would fill a long
felt want.
Urges State Insurance Plan
"No recommendation seeans to me
more timely than that one relating to
the establishment of a Sink Fund suf
ficient to enable the State to carry its
own insurance, especially in the light of
the tact that the loss o£ State propertv
jby fire is negligible. The amount of
money contributed iu premiums by the
I State government to private enterprises
in the form of insurance companies con
; ducted for profit is enormous and con
stantly increasing. This proposition
should certainly have serious considera
tion bv everybody concerned in the
I subject of economy and efficiency of the
I administration of the State's affairs.
"1 have called attention to only a
tew of the splendid recommendations
contained in the report, and those com
mented upon do not by any means t»in
brace a catalogue of the most import
tint. Taken as a whole, the report is
surprisingly sane, comprehensive and
progressive in tone and is entitled to
highest consideration, and if its recom
meutations are adopted thev will, in
my judgment, without a single excep
tion. work an improvement in economv
and efficiency, and having said this
what more need be said."
Lessons iu Spraying and Pruning by
Division of Zoology Commence
in Many Counties Next Week
The public demonstrations in the
various orchards known as the State
Demonstration Orchards, under the di
rections of Profeissor H. A. Surface,
State Zoologist of the Department of
Agriculture, will commence iu many
counties of Pennsylvania on Monday,
March 2. The demonstrators have been'
carefully trained in the most modern
features of pest suppression, making
and applying spray materials and prun- 1
ing and fertilizing trees to insure their
increased vigor and the production of
fruit of the highest quality. These j
demonstrates are for the purpose of
showing the public how such work
should be done. They were started eight
years ago. but the "call for them con
tinues greater than ever as growers in
every county of the State realize that
they really {ire helping in the best and
cheapest methods of producing first!
class fruits.
An extensive schedule has been ar
ranged which calls for the presence of
the demonstrator at each orchard dur
ing two -i«ys. At 1 o'clock on the aft
ernoon of the first day the public meet
ing will be called, aud the demonstrator
will make and apply spray liquids, do
pruning on trees of different ages and
kinds, and speak of the modern meth
ods of pest suppression and fruit pro
duction. If the weather is too bad lor
meeting on the day announced, it will
be held on the following day, but the
demonstrator will be there according
to schedule regardless of weather. The
schedule for next week includes the
Berks County—Cyrus T. Fox, dem
onstrator; Monday, March 1, F. M.
Bowers, Hamburg; Wednesday, March
3, W. H. From, Sinking Spring; Fri
day, March 5, John P. Dauth. Mohnton.
Lancaster County—E. C. Bowers,
demonstrator; Tuesday, March 2,
Charles I. Landis, Paradise; Wednes
day, March 3, Adam B. Vogel, Lititz,
R. No. 3; Friday, March 5, L K.
Stubbs, Peach Bottom.
Lebanon County—S. W. Kerr, dem
onstrator; Monday, March 1, E. S.
Ka&e, Letbanon; Wednesday, March 3,
John H. Light, Lebanon, R. No. 1;
Saturday, March 6, Allen E. Reist, Pal
myra, R. No. 1.
Perry County—T. C. Foster, dem
onstrator; Mon-lav, March 1, George E.
Hess & Sellers, Duncannon; Tuesday,
March 2, Sharon Fruit Farm, Newport;
Thursday, March 4, C. W. Otto, New
York County—E. F. Peiree, dem
onstrator; Monday, March 1, O. C.
Hberhart, Dallnstown, R. No. 1; Wed
nesday, March 3, H. B. doodling, Glen
Rock; Friday, March 5, T. S. Snyder,
Printed at this office in best style, at
lowest prices and on short notice.
Fire Company to Hold Ninth Annual
Banquet To-morrow Evening
Sp eoinl Correaponilence.
Hummelstown, Feb. 22.—The ninth
annual banquet of the Hummelstown
Fire Company will be held at the Key
stone hotel on Tuesday evening and will
be largely attended. An excellent
menu has been arranged by Fred
Graupner, proprietor of the hotel. Rob
ert T. Fox, Assistant District Attor
ney, will be toast master and toasts will
be responded to by E. Z. Etter, Rich
ard B. Earnest, Leßoy O. Holler, C. P.
Haehnlen. Samuel Zerfoss and Dr. J.
Irwin Ruff. Short addressee will also
be made by members of the eompauy.
Te banquet was arranged for by the
following committee, Howard Ritts,
Thomas Jacks and Leßoy O. Holler.
The officers of the company ore: Presi
dent, H. R. illummel; vice president,
Jeremiah Nitrauer, secretary, Calvin
U. Holier; treasurer, U. L. Balsbaugh;
chief, .Leßoy O. Holler.
The third anniversary of the dedica
tion of the United Brethren church
will be observed next Sunday. The
anniversary sermon will be preached
by the Rev. A. K. Wier, of Steelton, at
10.30 o'clock. The evening service
will be in charge of the pastor, the
Rev. A. S. Lehman, and at the service
now members will be received into
church fellowship and a baptismal
service held.
The Rev. Elmer L. Coblentz, jwstor
of First Reformed cJMirCh, Carlisle,
will preach at the special Lenten serv
ice in the Reformed church 011 Wed
nesday evening.
A moving picture show and band
concert will be given in the Star thea
tre on Friday evening for the benefit
of the Acme band. An excellent pro
gram has been arranged for the band
The baud hall has been secured for
the mop manufacturing industry which
will soon be started. Stock subscrip
tions are being solicited and the com
pany will soon be organized. It is ex
pected that the new industry will give
employment to about twelve men. In
addition to the niops, several kinds of
oils will be produced by the plant.
The public schools of the borough
were closed to-day in observance of
Washington's Birthday. The hanks
also remained closed and the postofliee
open only from 7 to 8 a. m. and from
7 to 8 p. m.
Mrs. Orover C. Buser and daughter,
Sara Jane, spent Saturday with Mr.
and Mrs. John A. Ebersole at Penbrook.
Miss Ruth Kramer, of Harrisburg,
was the guest of hei cousin. Miss Lu
eretia Wheeler, yesterday. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Henschen hav.e
returned from a visit to Rending.
Samuel R. Spidle, of Steelton. wis
in town yesterday calling on friends.
Miss Marion Espenshade, of Har
risburg, spent yesterday with her par
ents. Sir. and Mrs. Andrew Espenshade.
There will be no preaching services
in the Reformed church next Sunday
morning. The pastor, the Rev. Rob
ert A. Bausch, will conduct services at
I'nion Deposit.
Mrs. Lavina Weber left yesterday
for Reading to attend the funeral of
her sister, Mrs. Ziebach.
Harry K. Schneitman the Borough's
New Postmaster
Special Corresnonrtence.
Elizabethtown, Feb 22.—Harry R.
Schneitman is now the postmaster of
this place, hib nomination Having been
confirmed b\ the Senate. He is a son
of William Schneitman, the implement
dealer and local committeeman of the
Democratic party for the borough. He
is one of the young and active mem
bers of the local Democratic reorgan
ized forces Schneitman succeeds
Hiram H. Nissley, whose commission
expired January 20 and who four years
ago was appointed to the office after a
bitter aud fierce fight by his oppon
Knights of Pythias Hear Sermon by the
Rev. H. F. Hoover
Special Correspondence.
Middletown, Feb. 22.—'Mrs. Susan
Manning and daughter, Rachel, aud
Miss Blanche Ebersolc, of Penbrook,
spent Sunday in town as the guests of
Mr. aud Mrs. John Wagner, Sr., Ann
-Mrs. Harry McGuigan and son, of
York, spent the past several days in
town as the guests of Mr. an(J Mrs. 11.
E. Moore, Ann street.
Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Sehiefer and son,
Karl, spent Sunday at Elizabethtown
as the guests of relatives.
A. M. Rife, of Altoona, was the
guest of his sister, Mrs. Mary Lynch,
Market stret, Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. A. L. Ktter is visiting relatives
at Marietta.
Howard Lukcns, president of the dis
trict league of the C. E. Societies, de
livered an address to the members of
the league and their friends at the
meeting held in the M. E. church last
Kignty-flve members of Middletown
Lodge No. 267, K. of P., met in the
lodge room last evening and from there'
marched in a body to the Ohureh of
God where the Rev. H. F. Hoover de
livered a special sermon to them.
The members of the borough Council
met on Saturday afternoon and went
in a body to view Susquehanna street
in regard to grading. They have de
cided to fill up the street two feet. Most
of the property owners are satisfied to
allow Council to go ahead with the
work. It will be brought up before
the next meeting of Council.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sfaellenberger
sj-ent Sunday in town as the guests of
.Mr. and Mrs. L. If. Markley, Pine
('. X. Jackson spent Sunday at Phil
Mrs. John Core and daughter, of
Harrisburg, spent Sunday in town as
the guests of relatives.
,Lloyd Lindemuth, of Philadelphia, is
spending several days in town as the
gust of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.
C. Lindemuth, Pine street.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Oull entertained
in honor of the sth birthday anniver
sary of their granddaughter, Miss
Laura Crnl), Saturday afternoon at
their home, Spring street. Games of
various kinds were played. Those pres
ent were: Dorothy Yost, Ruth Donley,
Irene Force, Lois Murray, Charles Don
ley and Carl Arnold. Refreshments
were served.
Harry Rudy, of Lititz, spent Sunday
in town as the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
F. W. -Myers, Pine street, fle was ac
ft! I | Choice Fast Color Wash
Weaves for Women's and
Children's Dresses
/ K M There are many new materials this season of silk and cotton,
/ WuR
/ /j (■ dresses, and there are scores of specially priced weaves that
/Vf / / will bring rich savings to thrifty women.
f Dresden silk, 36 inches wide; one-half silk; grounds of blue,
putty, helio, green, corn and white with floral designs.
Silk voile, 34 inches wide, a grenadine half silk weave; white
T . \\T 1 C 11? L* and tinted grounds ami floral designs. Yard,... 75<
J—v3.Sl VV CCK. OX III© r Printed voile, 44 inches wide; in white grounds; organdie
. O 1 printing and border designs. Yard 69<
1 urniture w3.10 8(1 Beersucker ginghams; neat stripes in choice styles. Special,
yard, 6'4£
Many pieces have been marked to go at exactly half price dur- diamond dot pongee, 96 inches wide, with self color fig
ing this, the last week of the Furniture Sale. It is the desire to ures. Special, yard, 25£
have the floor clean of broken lots and odd pieces and prices are 25c dress gingham; 30 inches wide; neat and fancy checks.
made so attractive that a thorough clearaway should be easily Special, yard, 15^
effected. 25c wash suiting; neat, colored stripes on white and colored
$14.50 golden oak leather rockers, $7.25 grounds. Special, yard, 15^
$13.50 golden oak leather rockers, $6.75 Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Street Floor.
$12.50 golden oak leather rockers, 86.25
$0.50 reed chairs $3.25
$1.50 Crepe de Chine at
$22.50 walnut chiffoniers, $11.25 _
$31.50 fumed oak Davenport-s $15.75 OCT
$11.75 fumed oak chairs, $5.87
$35.00 leather chairs, $17.50 n , „ , ,
$35 00 leather rockers sl7 50 repe chine ls on(> ,)f the season s most popular silks, as it
set mahogany dining chairs,'!!".!!!.*!!" $26! 12 '' as bee " for I ,atit ; . J his Particular fabric is an extra
$35.00 mahoganv china closets, ... $17.50 hne & B<l 1° that * h "l h . " e have 8,)ld ■'egularly at sl.oo
♦15.00 Karly English serving tables $7.50 f fT™ transai ' tloa a, ! d are P^fc 1
to sell the best crepe de chine that was ever sold at sl.2a
Parlor Suites , .. .. ~ , . , . T , ,
Shades are light, bine, taupe, navy, new rose, wistaria, Rocky
$ ? 9.00 three-piece ea her par or suites Mountain blue, reseda, Nile, peach, lavender, sand and white.
$.>,>.00 three-piece leather parlor suites $39.00 ' '
$69.00 three-piece leather parlor suites; $49.00 Dlves> Pomeroy & Stcwart ' street Floor ' Front "
$154.00 two-piece walnut bed room suites $95.00 !
$35.00 and $39.00 golden oak buffets, 7 patterns to select from,
$29.50 J
$95.00 walnut vanity dresser, $59.00 /
*-■*' Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart. Third Floor—Throe Elevators. J
Special Clearance of Broken Pieces of Fine
Millinery Ribbons, r "* 11.
Yard, 15c M
t'T Fourth Street. Aisle, Street Floor.
Specially Priced Towels &,
Toweling Offered for These $1.50 Gloves Are
To-morrow Down in Price Because of
10c hemmed cotton towels; good size; subject to mill stains.
Special, each, 5£ n 1 rjrrj I jlfAQfl r\r
11c red border luick towels; extra good quality, subject to 1 V-/11X 1 Wi
mill stains. Special, 4 for 25£ _ ,
lOe large size red border huck towels; 18x36 inches. Special, |JfY^OOPfi
25c bleached Turkish bath towels in large size."Sperial, each Centemeri's 2-clasp kid gloves in several styles that were
Initial bath towels, 22x44 inches, with red initial which stands from the maker's regular $1.50 line on account of a
2% inches high. Special 25* dr ,°PP ed B V* h or , a th J ead ; . Eat ' h pair I has , be f sklU ' 69c
Seconds of 500 fancy Turkish bath towels, in pink, blue and fully mended and will be lound in a speci.t s.i e a
lavender. Special, each, 33£ 2-clasp tan kid gloves. Pair, 85*
, 7c imported cotton toweling with white and colored borders. 2-clasp kid gloves, in colors, while and black, with self and
Specnil, >ard, .... ............... s<* contrasting embroidery. Pair * $1.50
10c brown part linen toweling. Special, yard,
Heavy qualitv red border linen finish toweling, 17 inches wide 2-clasp J'eal kid gloves, in colors, white and black. Pair,
Special,' yard, ' 9< $1.75 to $2.25
tsr Dives, Pomerov & Stewart, Street Floor. <** Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Street Floor.
companies home by his wife and son,
who spent the past several weeks in
Peter J. Clause has announced him
self as a candidate for high constable
on t'he Republican ticket.
The illustrated decture given on Mex
ico in the Sunday school room of St.
Peter's Lutheran church Saturday even
ing by -Mr. Linton was largely attended.
The Indian runners are selling tick
ets for a special show in the Realty
t'heatre this evening. The proceeds will
be used to purchase new suits for the
The employes of the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company received their pay
on Saturday afternoon.
Harry Mattis has returned home from
a several weeks' visit to relatives at
Surprise Party Held in Honor of Miss j
Amelia Conrad
Special Correspondence.
Linglestown, Feb. 22.—-Revival aerv- j
ices will commence in the Church of j
God 011 Wednesday evening to continue j
some time.
Jurors drawn for March criminal
court from Lower Paxton are as fol
lows: Moses Hess, Frank Seibert, Wil
liam Good; jetit jouror, John Look.
Mrs. Savilla Shirk is grateful for tlie
kindly remembrances and hearty con
gratulations received on her 7oth birth
The School Board of Lower Paxton
attended in a body, accompanied by
Prof. H. B. King, the institute held at
Mershey Friday and Saturday of last
The sale of farming implements and
stock of David Felty will be held on
Thursday. Mr. Felty will retire from
farming and move to town in the near
future, occupying his home reeently re
'MTS. Mary Noecker was the week-end
guest of friends at Oberlin.
.yrs. Ellen Mumma and daughter,
Ella, were the recent guests of Miss
Jessie Len-ker.
A literary socipty was organized in
the Higih school of town recently. The
first meeting was held on Friday and a
debate was held on the question, "Re
solved, That Environment Has iMore
Effect on Mankind Than Heredity."
The affirmative speakers were Addison
Herehey, Miss Grace Etzwiler and Nor
man Books; negative, Louise Hoke, Boss
Crum and Ferdinand Beck. The debate
was won by the negative side.
The Misses Martha and IMeta Gray
'bill were week-end guests of friends at
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hocker and two
children, of Penbrook, were the guests
of George Shriner and family 011 Sun
IMr. and Mrs. Miles Bolton and son,
Mark, spent Sunday with friends at
Mount Joy.
William Weills, professor of Allen
town schools, was the guest of W. G.
Zimmerman and family on Sunday.
Ross Look and Fleck Mixell on Sun
day visited friends at York Haven.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Stroh, of Harris
burg, spent Sunday with friends here.
Miss Lydia Nichols, of Camp Hill,
is spending a few days the guest of
the Rev. Dr. Sigler and family.
A surprise party was held at the
i home of Mr. and Mrs. Aiidrew Conrad
on Friday evening in honor of their
; daughter, IMiss Amelia, who is a student
' at Millersville State Normal school. The j
! evening was spent in a social manner,
' after which refreshments were served
to the following: LMr. and Mrs. Theodore
Carman, Mrs. William Ulrich, Mr. and
Mrs. Andrew Conrad, Erma Bowers,
Jennie Eslinger, Lizzie Eslinger, Bessie
Holtzman, Martha Cook, Irene Garman,
Lillian Garman, Helen Enders, Mary
Conrad, Stella Conrad, M'rs. Waller Con
rad, Cora Conrad, Edward Pennybaker,
Harvey Eslinger, Gebrge Stensman,
Harry Stensman, 'Harper Eslinger, Ches
tor, Garman, George Ruukle, William
Baker, Edward Conrad, John Conrad,
Daniel Con Tad, Lloyd Straver, Guy
Bowers, Benjamiu Miller, Ralph Purdy
and others.
Woman's Missionary Meeting in Meth
odist Church Wednesday
Special Correspondence.
New Cumberland, Fe>b. 22.—A
woman's meeting will be held in the
Methodist church Wednesday afternoon
at 3 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Koons, Bridge
street, announce the birth of a son,
Robert Bichinger Koons, born Saturday.
Mrs. Koons was formerly Miss Myrtle
Mr. and Mrs. George Zimmerman
and three children, of Washington, D.
C.| are visiting Mr. Zimmerman's par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Zimmerman,)
ami his brothers, Frank and Milton.
Miss Janet Reiff, a student of l>ick-1
inson College, spent several days at
her home here.
Mr. and Mirs. Elmer Coble, of New
Market, announce the birth of a son,
John Bphrram, born Thursday, Feb
ruary 18.
Mrs. John Fehl, of Bellavista, is still
ill with the grip.
Mrs. Parke S tough, of York county,
visited her sister, Mrs. William Fite, I
on Saturday.
J. G. Davis, who has been ill for some !
time, was taken to the Harrisburg hos
pital for treatment, Sunday.
Miss Elizabeth Bond and Robert,
Bair, of York, spent Sunday here with
Mr. and Mrs. John Beekley visited
their son, Samuel, in Harrisburg.
Mrs. (J. 11. Hover visited her son,
Anthony, in Harri«*burg, Sunday.
Bay Fasick, of Carlisle, spent the
week-end with friends here.
The Woman's Missionary Society of
I the M. E. church will meet at the homo
!of Mrs. it. W. Linebaugh on Thurs
day evening.
Mrs. Emma Best visited friends in
Steelton on Sunday.
Review of Progress Made During Past
Month Given Out To-day
A brief review of the progress worn- j
an suffrage has made during the past i
month, from New England to the Gulf
States, was given out to-day at head
quarters of the Pennsylvania Woman
Suffrage Association.
In New York, New Jersey and Mas
sachusetts, the Legislature* have ap
proved resolutions calling for a suffrage
amendment to their constitutions and
the question will go to a referendum
vote of the people this fall. Similar ac
tion has also been taken in West Vir
ginia, although the suffrage amendment
will not be voted o-n at the polls therfc
until the general election in 1916.
The Pennsylvania suffrage resolution
has been passed by the House and is
now in the Senate where a favorable
vote is expected shortly after the Leg
islature reconvenes. Pennsylvania will
then become a "Campaign State." The
people of lowa may also have a chance
to vote on suffrage this fall, as the suf-
! frage bill there has been passed by the
j Senate and is now in the House.
Meanwhile, woman suffrage bills
I have passed the committee stage and
are now pending in the Legislature of
Tennessee, Alabama and Texas. In
these three States, however, another
Legislature will have to approve the
amendment before the people can vote
upon it.
The Arkansas Legislature has passed
a suffrage bill, but it cannot be voted
j upon by the people until next year. This
is due to the fact that under the Con
' stitution, only three amendments can
be submitted at one time, and between
the action of the House and Senate on
the suffrage bill, a petition for a third
amendment was filed with the Secretary
of State. Consequently, the suffrage
amendment has to wait until 1916.
Trinity U. B. at New Cumberland,
Celebrates Eighth Anniversary
New Cumberland, Feb. 22.—Trinity
United Brethren church celebrated its
eighth anniversary here yesterday by
burning mortgage and notes amounting
to $20,000. Special exercises were held
at all services and congregations were
among the largest in the history of the
The Rev. A. R. Ayres, pastor, assist
| ed by the trustees burned the old debt
! contracts immediately after the even
ing service. The pa.]>ers were burned iu
the building. The Rev. W. 11. Wash
j superintendent of the Pennsyl
vania conference, preached the evening
sermon and more than S4OO was taken
up in the collection. The church was
built in 1906 at a cost of $35,000.
Photeplay To-day
Vitagraph's clever impersonator,
Wally Van, appears to-day in a two
act comedy, "The Wrong Girl." "Rop
ing a Bride," a Selig Western and the
last of Edison Olive series. Olive, the
Gypsy in "Olive's Greatest Oppor
tunity." "Pere Goriot" from the book
by that name, a two-re«l Biograph
drama complete the program. Coming
Thursday, Francis X. Bushman.—
Adv. *

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