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COORT REBUKES PERSONS WHO WRITCTO JUDGES Characterizes As Improper the Sending of Communications Relating to Pending Cases—Hoffman and Bow man Answer Charges in Court Rebuking persons who either ver bally or by letter attempt to discuss pending litigation with a court judge, and classing such persons as no less se ious offenders than the man who at tempts to bribe a juror, .ludge George Kunkel, at the close of the annual li cense court on Saturday evening, de clared that neither he nor Judge Mc- Carrell "wants to hear anything about any case outeide of court."' The president judge made the remark while discussing with members of the bar the contents of one of two letters received from laymen who asked the court to put certain restrictions on hotel men. The letter writer referred to failed to appear in court, and although he gave his name he did not give his place of residence. "It is very improper to communicate with the court on any matter that is pending before the judges and we do not want to receive such matters," said Judge Kunkel. "The prosecuting officer of the commonwealth is the proper person to communicate with on such subjects. We have two letters here, in each of which it is charged that the law has been violated, and while it is highly improper, we cannot disregard them. s The Court's View of Letters "We do think, however, that they should have been sent to the District Attorney," continued the court, "but now tlvjit they are here, we want to know further about them. No one lias a right to discuss a case one way or an other with the court and we don't want to hear anything about any case out side of court. It is just as improper to approach a judge on a pending case a* it is a jury." Of the letters received by the judges, one charged that Edward G. Hoffman, proprietor of the Hoffman House, a Market street hotel, permitted women of immoral character to frequent a side room in the hostelry. The other alleged that Willlia.ni H. Bowman, proprietor of the St. Lawrence hotel, Berrysburg, furnished liquor to drunkards. Both Bowman and Hoffman denied the charges. Hoffman stated that in Oc tober last, but seven women were ac commodated at his hotel; in November, 32, and in December, 10. Women, un less accompanied by their husbands and are personal acquaintances of the pro prietor, Hoffman said, are barred from the hotel. Unmarried women who apply for rooms also must be personally acquaint ed with Hoffman, he said. The larger number of women who were given lodg ing at the hotel in November was due, Hoffman said, to the Dauphin County Teachers' Institute being held in the city that month. All of the teachers were from the upper end of the county, Hoffman's former home, he said. W. S. Straub made the changes that the Berrysburg proprietor has sold in toxicants to drunkards. Bowman said 'liquor has been denied to Straub at the Berrysburg hotel and Bowman add ed that Straub owes him a bill. Berrysburg Case Delayed District Attorney Stroup suggested to the court that the letters could not he considered as remonstrances and then it was that Judge Kunkel declar ed that in the future he does not want to receive any suoh letters. A further hearing in the Berrvsburg case will be held one week from to day at which time Straub will be called in to explain his charges. Bowman's Jicense expires next Saturday so that his hotel will be closed on the following Monday and until the court finally passes upon his liquor license applica tion. Judge MeGarrell gave Bowman assurance that the court will not delay action in the case. RED CROSS ENTERTAINMENT German Folk and Other Songs Will Feature Program To-night Great interest is being manifested ajnorrg the Herman and Austrian resi dents of this city and vicinity in the concert to be given by the Harrieburg Maennerehor in its hall, 221 North street, this evening at 8 o'clock. The funds derived from the admission fee will be devoted to the relief of the ■widows and onphans of Germany anil Austria and the Red Cross of these trwo countries. The program is replete with Ger nnui classics, homefolk and patriotic songs. There will also be a violin solo by Fred Justh and a violin duet by Justh and Poltl. The Maennerehor choir has been strengthened and the enswible singing, uuder the direction of Prof. Herman Poltl, is expected to exceed in volutee and harmony that ot any previous affair of its kind by this popular society. There will also be vo cal soios and duets by different mem bers of the choir. Mrs. Herman Poltl will accompany on the piano. Announcement its ma-de that a pleas ing feature of the program will be a one-act play at the close of the first part, the leading parts of which will be taken by Bruno Lipunan, William Herman, Ernest Stieger and William iichubauer. Regent % Ji presenting to its patrons to-day and to-morrow "The Man from Mex ico," the Regent introduces John 'Barrymore who first made his appear ance in motion pictures through the medium of the Famous players produc tion of "An American Citizen," a film comedy that recorded a sensational suc cess in motion picture circles, in "The Man from Mexico,'' Mr. LSarryinore de picted the character of Fitzhew, the gay young married man who still longs for the cabarets and other delights of his bachelor days and thereby gets him self into dreadful dilemmas from which he extricates himself only b.v the most wonderful .inventions possible to even an untruthful man. All the delicious humor of Mr. Barrymore's delightful personality is at its best in the por trayal of the light-hearted Fitzhew wliose mythical adventures, in Mexico the comedy so laughably unfolds. Adv.* Former Cornell Coach Visits Here Daniel Coogan, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Who for seven years coached the Cornell foot ball sjjuad, is visiting Mr. Waldron, 420 North Third street, the local represent ative of the Stutz automobiles. Mr. Coogan soon will leave for Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. COURT "horse DEALERS in quibble" Alleged Unsound Animal Cause of Pro longed Court Action The exchange of horses by H. D. Koons and Simon Stine with M. L. Ludwig has been the cause of prolonged litigation 'between the trio and when counsel for one of the men sought to further air matters in the courts this morning, his papers were returned with the advice that " possibly you can get together on ft bis proposition and save your client some money." Opposing counsel said his clients are entirely willing to settle. According to the stories of the attorneys their clieuts exchanged horses and later returned the steeds claiming they hail been falsely represented as good, sound workers. Im mediately efforts were made to open judgment notes that figured in the deals and, of course, there was some opjO sifcion. The quibble, a» one lawyer ex plained it, all is over about sls OT S2O. Brought in on Bench Warrant Joseph Cohen, a young man who at the criminal court in June last got off with a suspended sentence failed to comply with the Court's parole rules by not appearing for examination at the January suspended sentence court and he was brought before the judges on a bench warrant this morning. County Detective W'alters told the judges t'hat young Cohen has not been working steadily; is shiftless and a month or more ago eloped with a young 'Reading woman whom he married against the wishes of her father. The Court order ed the county detective to make a fur ther inquiry. Many Cases Settled Four of the ten Common Pleas court eases listeil for trial to-day were open for hearing when court convened and these all were continued to-morrow, the attorneys wishing to observe the afternoon as a halif holiday. One of these eauses is the suit of the Common wealth Insurance Agency against Wil liam H. Opperman & Company. The defendants are the contractors who built the interceptor sewer along Harrisburg's river front. The claim is for premium on bonds furnished by the company coverring the second year of the improvement work. The contrac tors had paid for the first year, and, it is alleged, tjfiiled to complete the work within that time. The following cases either were set tled or continued: Catherine Trout vs. Lvkens Valley Coal Company, settled; Abraham Sieff vs. Charles Aronson, con tinued:; Samuel Bower vs. R. L. Wiest, continued; T. R. Matthews vs. Nathan Coplowitz, settled; David Lieidy vs. Central Pennsylvania Traction Com pany, settled; J. Rubenstain vs. Pearl Wilson, settled; Jacob F. Feist vs. Charles A. Hntton, continued; Emanuel Rhinehart vs. William J. Bavles and .Tames M. Saunders, continued; Frank Cline vs. Joel D. Justin, continued. Two jurors failed to respond at roll call, as follows: John A. Hetrick, East Hanover township; John Kuons, West Hanover township. HAS MESSAGE WASHINGTON SENT TO CONGRESS INM «~nntlnne»l From Ftr*t Pnee. but Jfttle, but in some places age has worn the paper away, obliterating a few of the words but not enough to de stroy the context. On the "State of the Country" TIMJ message is devoted entirely to "the state of the country," touching on various matters pertaining to the good of the young republic, and is sup posed to have been sent to the Congress when it was meeting in Philadelphia, after Washington was inaugurated as President in New York. The message is addressed to the "Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives," and further along in the manuscript, which covers four large foolscap pages, it is further ad dressed to the "Gentlemen of the House of Representatives," and near the close it is again addressed to both bodies. • An interesting paragraph in the mes sage, particularly in the light of pres ent affairs, calls attention to the ne cessity for military preparedness as fol lows: Urged Preparedness for War "A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined, to which end a uniform and welHligested plan is requisite; and their safety and inter est require that; that they should pro mote such manufactories "as tend to render them independent on others for essential, particularly military, sup plies." It was never discovered how the message came into Mr. Rahm's posses sion, but it is supposed to have been removed with other documents to Lan caster during the frequent changes of the seat of government and that Mr. Rahm got it there while ho was a State Senator. Eventually Mrs. Hogan prob ably will place the old manuscript in possession of the United States Govern ment, to be placed in the National Museum in Washington, although the Dauphin County Historical Society would like to become its tina-l custodian, LATE MNEMMY Continued From Flrnt Pnge, of their troops and their superior trans portation facilities. Unofficial reports from Pttrograd say that the main Russian army suc ceeded in escaping from the German trap and has in turn taken the offen sive. This is corroborated in part by the Russian staff, which states that when the retreating army reached the positions designated by the Russian commanders a stand was made and the Germans were repulsed with heavy losses. It is reported in Rome that Pope Benedict has again approached Emperor William in the hope of preparing the way for peace negotiations. A Rome newspaper says Germany, while enjoy ing an excellent military position, is feeling more keenly the effects of the war and has modified its views on the subject of conditions of peace. An Australian mail steamer was fired on by an armed merchantman in the English channel, but was not struck, according to a dispatch from Plymouth. Otherwise there were no developments in the situation which has grown out of the German naval war zone decree. The Berlin report of the sinking of a British transport lacks confirmation from any other source. Says He Fell From Trolley Car Alex. Koloff, an Austrian, 227 Frank lin street, Steclton, was admitted to the iHarrkpburg 'hospital Saturday night with a laceration of tlio scalp. He said he fell from a Harriaburg Railways Company car. HABRISBUBG STAR-INDEPENDENT, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 22. 1915. 0. S. ORDERS PROBE FOJUBE EVELYN CMttHed Prom First Pas*. which pass through the Irish Sea on the way to Liverpool. *■ British War Vessel Sunk? The Germans assert they sank a British war vessel off Nieuport. The following dispatch was received from Berlin last night: "Near Nieuport an enemy ship, prob ably a mine searching vessel, touched a mine and sank. Destroyers'of the enemy disappeared when shelled." The American Line steamship Phila delphia, from New York, passed safey through the war zone yesterday and ar rived at Liverpool. To avoid auy mis takes as to her nationality on the part of German submarines the Philadelphia carried the American flag at every available spot. She virtually "dressed ship" from taffrail to bow with the Stars and Stripes. She carried 100 passengers. The Philadelphia on the last, leg of her trip passed over virtually the same ■ course as did the British steamer Cam bank, which was sunk by a submarine on Saturday at the mouth of Holyhead Bay, fifty-five miles west of Liverpool. Dangers to American Vessels Washington, Feb. 22.—Sinking of the American steamer Evelyn off the German coast presumably by a mine, although the crew was saved, brought vividly before official Washington to day the dangers to which American ves sels are exposed in the waters adjacent to the belligerent coasts of Kurope. The American note to Germany warn ing that country against attacks on American vessels in the sea zones of war applied only to submarines. Since the outbreak of the war, the North sea has been mined by both Germany and Great Britain and an added warning was given to neutral commerce by the German reply to the American note last week in announcing that mines would be strewn in the waters surround ing Great Britain and Ireland and in the English channel. Pilots Offered for Neutral Vessels Hitherto, in the notification of areas mined, pilots have been offered for neu tral vessels.» Whether or not the Evelyn had an opportunity to obtain a pilot or whether she struck a mine with a pilot aboard were questions on which offi cials expected to receive definite infor mation to-day or to-morrow from Am bassadors Page at London and Gerard at Berlin, to both of whom the State Department had directed inquiries. The only message before the depart ment early to-day was from American Consul Fee, at Bremen, who reported that the Evelyn had been "blown up' but did not give the cause. His cable gram stated t'hat the ship and cargo had been lost but that the cfew was safe. Officials believed the crew had 'been landed in Germany as Borkum is near the German coast. Claims for Damages to Evelyn It was considered unlikely that there would be any diplomatic action result ing from the loss of the Evelyn beyond claims for damages inasmuch as there is now no international convention in force prohibiting the laying of mines either for offensive or defensive pur poses. The Evelyn is the first ship insured ' with the United Spates Bureau of War Kiswk Insurance to be lost since it be gan operations several months ago. In surance on ships and cargoes amounting to more than $35,000,000 has been written. The bureau was clo?ed to-day and no word had been roceived as to" when a claim from the owners may be ex pected. Tiiere is little doubt that legal proof of the destruction of the ship and cargo will result in prompt payment of the insurance. Of the total amount of insurance written, by the bureau more than half has expired with the arrival of and cargoes at destinations. The bureau has earned in premiums more than $600,000, so that it is able to stand its first loss without resort to the appropriation made by Congress, To Establish Responsibility Senator Simmons, one of the framers of the bill which created the war risk bureau, a White House caller to-day, said he assumed an effort would be made first to establish the responsibil ity for the sinking of the Evelyn and that if the nationality of the mine could be discovered the government war risk bureau would make efforts to col lect damages. "The war risk bureau has all the powers of a private insurance com pany," said Senator Simmons. "When the government goes into a business of this kind it loses its official status, but simply because this is a government agency it does not have less right than a private nigeney of the same kind would." Owners Will Make No Protest New York, Feb. 22.—William L. Harriss, of the firm which owned the steamship Evelyn, sunk in the North Sea yesterday, said to-day, that his firm would make nd pfotest to the .State De partment as he considered the loss of the ship due to a war risk which he had taken. TARE BULLET FROM ABDOMEN John Armstrong, of West Fairview Re covering From Accidental Shot John Armstrong, 19 years old, of West Fairview, was operated on at the Harrisburg hospital this afternoon for the removal of a twenty-two calibre bullet Which was lodged just under the skin on his abdomen. It had pierced his body from the bac!k, entering be tween the seventh and eighth r.ibn. The bullet pierced the lung cavity, but the wound is Hot now believed to be se rious. He and a companion were carrying some boards on Saturday on which a rifle was lying. The boards slipped and in his efforts to reach the giun it was discharged and Armstrong, who was walking in front, received the leaden pellet in the back. He was admitted to the Harrisburg hospital last Saturday afternoon. FIFTY YEARS OF MARRIED LIFE Aged Lebanon Couple Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary Lebanon, Feb. 22. —The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shank, Chestnut street, this city, the parents of John G. Shank, a foreman in the Pennsylvania railroad shops at Knola and a resident of Harrisburg, was the scene of a happy event Saturday, when the couple fittingly . celebrated their fiftieth gold en wedding anniversary. All of their children, including Mr.' Shank, of Har risburg, and a daughter, Mrs. Harry A. Martin, were present to take part in the hapipy celebration. Mrs. Shank is the sister of former Mayor C. G. Gerhart, of this city, and an aunt of Mrs. George Kochenauer. REPEAL OF FULL CREW LAW OPPOSED BY BROTHERHOODS Various Lodges Thoughout the State Adopting Resolutions to Be For warded to Legislature—Claim F. B» B. "Bulls" Are Unnecessary Brotherhood lodges throughout the Statee of Pennsylvania ahd New Jersey, especially the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Firemen and < Enginemen and Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, are strenuously protesting against the re peal of the Full Crew biill, now pending before the State Legislature. Special meetings of the various lodges are being held, at which resolu tions protesting the move are being dranvn up ami copies sent to the Gover nor, State Representatives and news papers. At a meeting of the William H. Morne Lodge No. 673, B. of L. F. and E., in their hall, Broad and James streets, yesterday afternoon the follow ing resolutions were unanimously adopted: "Whereas, the present onslaught of the allied raihvav corporations of this State to repeal the full c.rew bill is in keeping with the old established prac tice of the railway oligarchy in the past to frustrate every legitimate at tempt to enact beneficent la'bor laws, and "Whereas, the most strenuous oppo sition was made by the railway cor porations to the enactment of every sait'ety measure ever introduced, viz: The automatic coupler, the air brake, the ash-pan, locomotive boiler inspec tion, the sixteen-hour law and other safety appliance standard's, which have not only saved life and limib, but have meant a great saving to the railways themselves and a distinct advancement in the course of operation, and "Whereas, the methods pursued by the Pennsylvania Railroad in securing the signatures on the petition asking for the repeal of this laiw was mani festly unfair and unscrupulous; that the action on the part of foremen and 'department heads in securing names were arbitrary and obtained through coercion whether so sanctioned by the general officials or not and permitted only signing for and not against tho proposal, tftid "Whereas, the unprecedented cam paign of publicity through the channel of corporation controlled press and the medium of high priced advertising is absolutely misleading; the same induce ment was offered the employes when freight and passenger rates were pend ing as is now made the public in the repeal of the full crew bill, and "Whereas, if the espionage system and the retaining of the 'bulls' by the Pennsylvania Railroad were abolished and which is wholly unnecessary and unproductive of any good results, what ever, and a positive menace to the wel fare of the employes, far greater sav ing could be effected 1 , therefore, be it "Resolved, that we urge the un qualified support of every member in the House and Senate to retain the full crew bill as necessary legislation for the proper, efficient and exp?ditious manner in handling the enormous big trains to-day, and to neutralize so far as the practical operation of the trains is concerned, the false economy schemes of railway managers; and be it further "Resolved, that a copy of this so lution be sent to the Governor, SpeSer of the House and the respective Repre sentatives of this district an, I copies ba furnished to the press for publication," HUNT FOR STATiON ROBBERS Police Are Searching for the Men Who Stole Cash From the Pennsy and Reading Eailroads (Special to the Star-Independent.) Middlctow'i, Pa., Feb. 22.—Railroad and borough policemen here were to day continuing their search for the men who at noon on Saturday robbed the cash drawers in the ticket offices of the Pennsy and Reading railroad pass enger stations in Middletown and then went to Highspire, where they pulled off a similar tiiek at the Pennsv station. Something lik-j S4O was obtained from the two Pennsy stations, more than $32 from the one here and about $S in Highspire. The amount taken from the local Reading station has not yet been determined, but it is believed to have been in the neighborhood of $8 or $lO. Two suspects were arrested by Rail it ad Patrolmen Souillard and Cramford in Highspiro on Saturday evening, but it now is believed that they had noth ing to do with the robberies. A few cents only were found on them and they were held on the simple charges of trespassing. A gold watch belong ing to John Peters, the ticket clerk in tho local Pennsy station, also was stolen. So far as is known, no tickets or mileage books wer" taken from any of the offices. The police are of the opin ion that the robberies all were commit ted between 12.30 aud 1 o'clock Sat urday. In each case the doors to the ticket offices and the cash drawers were "jimmied." YOUNG PEOPLE TO MEET Baptists Plan to Form a City Union To-morrow Night To-morrow night the Baptist young people of this city will get together for a big rally to be held at the Tabernacle Baptist church, Forster street, near Sixth, at 7.45 o'clock. Plans will be completed, if possi'ble, to form a city union of the Baptist young people of Harris'burg. ~ Among the speakers of t'hc evening will be the Kev. Dr. E. M. Stephenson, of Philadelphia. The Rev. Mr. Stephe son is superintendent of Young People's work of Pennsylvania. The Rev. W. S. Booth, pastor of the First Baptist cliurdh, will be one of the speakers, also the Rev. C. A. 'Hare, pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist church. After the session of the evening re freshments wiH be served by the Young People's Society of Tabernacle church. A large turn out is expected from the five Baptist churches in tihis city. Red Men to Hold Masquerade Ball A Washington birthday masquerade ■ball will he 'held in the City Grays' armory, Second and Forster streets, this evening 'by Warrior Eagle Tribe, Im proved Order of Red Men, foT the bene fit of the degree team. There will be about ten of the local tribes represent ed, all of them to be in fine costumes. A large orchestra will furnish music for the occasion, ait which the public is in i vited to attend. PAUSE TO HONOR CEOJfASRINCTON Osßtlaned From Flint Pas*. brought out the "Louisville slugger" and cord ball, and "scrubby" took a lot of boys away from troubled raotihers who spent the morning over the wash tub. ' Shorter Postofflce Hours Many flags were flung to the breeze from homes throughout the city -and many pictures of George Washington were displayed in windows. Some per- Bons took recognition of the day by hamging small hatchets from coat lapels. Candy cherries—commemorat ing tihe famous cherry tree that suffered at the hands of young Washington—- ware the favorite confection. The main pDstoffice was closed at 1 0 o'clock this morning and will remain closed until midnight. Carriers made t'ho first morning delivery. The regular collections will >be made this evening. Other federal offices were closed to day, including the Weather Bureau, which issued only the local report con taining the temperatures of yesterday. In t>he" big cities stock exchanges arid grain marts were closed, subsequently the Star-Independent is without its cus tomary stock and grain reports. Using,'this day as an excuse, the 'Pennsylvania General Assembly will not moet to-night, having adjourned last week to meet again on the evening of March 1. This vacation will not 'be taken toy Governor Brumbaugh, how ever, who is preparing for the Legisla ture several measures 'he has promised to support. Firemen Celebrate To-night The seventy-fourth anniversary of t'he Washington Hose Company Mo. 4, whose quarters are at 129 Chestnut street, will be celebrated to-night as is the annual custom of the company. A smoker will be held at the hose house at 8 o'clock and later a banquet will be served in the Plaza hotel. Mayor ißoyal, the other members of the City Commission, Fire Chief Kind ler and Assistant Chief Halbert, to- f ether with several other guests, have een invited to attend. In all about fifty will he entertained. George W. Kennedy, president of the company, will be toastmaster. Charles E. Ripper, secretary, is chairman of the committee on arrangements. RUNS DOWN FIGHTER William Warner, Wrongly Accused. Brings Offender to Justice Knowing that he was not the man who engaged in a fight on Paxton street, William Warner, who suffered a $3 fine before Mayor Royal after he had been positively "identified" by Steve Misko, who claimed to have been beaten up, decided he would bring the real belligerent to justice and turned detective, with the result that he had William Jones arrested. Jones admitted that he was the fight er when he appeared before Mayor Roy al Saturday afternoon and Warner and William Spillman, with whom he was arrested, had the satisfaction of having their names cleared and fines of $3 remitted. 1032 AT SUNDAY SCHOOL All Records Broken Yesterday at Derry Street TJ. B. Church All attendance records at Derry Street United Brethren church were broken yesterday during the Sunday school session. The membership of tho schoool is 1,074 and yesterday's attend ance was 1,032. The attendance in the big (Men's Bible class was 277. Two weeks ago it was 230, last Sunday, February 14, it was 250. Next Sunday the member ship committee will strive 'to boost the attendance to 300. To-night the class will hold a Washington birthday ban quet. Covers will be laid for 250. Dr. Gossard, president of Lebanon Valley College, will 'be the principal speaker. CONSCIENCE PRICKED HIM Man Who Raised Pay Check Gives Him self Up to the Police Saying he has had no luck since he raised a pay check from $3.36 to $30.36 and cashed it on a Harrisburg hotel man, Samuel 8. Sherman, 55 years old, colored, "gave himsellf up" to the Allentown police Saturday aft ernoon. No complaint of this kiud hail been made to the local police who after a search founuT the hotel man. Sherman waa brought back to Harrisfburg this afternoon. He was employed as a rig ger on the Cumberland Valley Rail road job in South Harristourg. BIG FIRE IN EAST ST. -LOUIS Property Damage Is Estimated at More Than $130,0H0 East St. Louis, Ills., Feb. 22.—Fire that started in the upper floor of Zieg onheiu Brothers Furniture store to j Jay spread to the four corners at the in tersection of OolUnsville and St. Louis avenues and caused a loss exceeding $150,000. Two buildings, the Ziegenheim build ing and one occupied by the Fellner- Crow store, were destroyed. Derry Street Paving The Harris'biirg Railways Company thin morning announced that just as soon as the weather opens up it will begin operation for the paving of Derry street from the present paving line at Twenty-third street to the Poor House lane, or Twenty-eighth street. The paving of this stretch is' on the City's spring paving program. Messenger Boy Proves Hero Noticing a glare of fire in the third floor of 409 Cumberland street, Satur day night, Ralph Anderson, a Western Union messenger boy, rushed in ami saved from a burning bed George Green 'burg, tho 16-month-old son of Samuel Greeniburg, Anderson after threw a 'burning mattress out of the window. The Good Will chemical engine was called ibut the firemen were not needed. Gtame of Craps Presages Spring Spring must be surely here—(Police man Spangler broke up a game of craps in an open field near Division street yesterday afternoon. There is no surer sign of spring to a copper than a crap game of this sort. Two caps and an overcoat were picked up and can be had ou application to the police. Improvement at Tennis Courts Steel standards, placed in concrete, ar e to replace the old wooden posts that flor years have been usel.t for support ing the wire nets around six of the eight Reservoir- tennis courts, so Park Commissioner Taylor announced this morning. Work will be started as soon as the weather permits. CAPITOL HILL GOVERNOR'S VIEWS IN THE COMPENSATION MEASURE Workmen's BUI .Completed by Attorney General Brown and to Be Made Public This Week After Being Printed in Pamphlet Form The workmen 's compensation bill to be backed by the administration us carrying cut the views expressed by Governor Brumbaugh in his personal platform, has been completed by At torney General Bruwn, and it is expect ed that it will be made public this week, after being printed in pamphlet ftxnii for distribution among the mem bers of the Legislature in order that they may study it during the recess. It is understood that the bill will apply almost exclusively to manufactories, mills, workshops and other places in which numbers of men are employed and that it is so arranged that it will not affect agricultural interests. It wiH bo introduced in the Senate and House at the same time, iu order to facilitate its passage. Before final action is ta ken on the measure it is contemplated to have hearings when all parties in terested may present, their views. The new child labor bill in process of construction by the Attoirney Gen oral's department to carry out the platform views of the Governor, is ex pected to be made public this week, and will receive the administration support instead of those introhl'uced in the Sen ate by Mr. Phipps, of Venango, and in the House by Mr. Reynolds, of Phila delphia. Hearings will be held on the 'bill before it is finally reported,' and organizations of children'» aid societies from all over the State will be heard, as weli as some manufacturers who are opposed to the bill on general prin ciples. Governor Home Governor Brumbaugh returned from his trip to Philadelphia to-day, haivingi gone there and back by automobile in order to have a look at road condi tions. Local Option The House Law and Order commit tee will give the opponents and friends of local option an opportunity to be heard on the bill some afternoon next week, ae yet not fixed. Both sides are confident of winning, the opponents claiming 140 votes against, and the friends of the bill claiming a safe ma jority in both Senate and House. To Visit the Exposition The Second Regiment National Guard, of Philadelphia, has made ar rangements to attend the Panama- Pacific exposition at San Francisco in June on the occasion of the dedication of the Pennsylvania buildimg, when Pennsylvania Day will be observed. About seven hundred men will be in the ranks, and the trip will cost about $20,000, almost all of which has been subscribed. The men will be gone two weeks. • Departments Closed All of the departments on Capitol Hill were closed to-day, it being a legial holiday, and the north and south doors of the big Capitol were closed, despite the faict that hundreds of visitors were there who could not visit at any other time. ZION CLASS BREAKS RECORD Dr. Campbell Tells Harm of Leniency of Men With Their Sons 'Because Ohirstian fathers are often too lenient, their 'boys gain the upper hand and go wrong, Dr. Campbell told the Men's Organized Bible class of Zion Lutheran dhurch at yesterday's session. ".Failure to do the thing we know is right to do is sin," he said." The church will never save the man whose life is not right. 'He must have clean motives and live in accordance with what he professes." There were 151 men present, the rec ord attendance of the t'lass. Remarks were made by E. K. Prazer, president of the class, and H. M. Mercer, of Me dia nicsbu rg. The class orchestra played several selections and solos were sung by Miss Kinzer and Mr. Zarker. The record attendance of the entire Sunday school at Zion was also broken yesterday, with 586 present. The -of ferings for foreign missions amounted to more than a hundred dollars, the largest ever given 'by the school. HEAR OF "TWILIGHT SLEEP" Many Women Listen to Talks on the Successful Innovation A large number of women this aft ernoon heard the "Twilight Slecip" talks given at the Ma.jestie Theatre 'by Mrs. Marv Sumner Boyd and Mrs. Frances jl. Carmody. The speakers were introduced by Mrs. Mabel Cronise Jones. Both Mrs. Boyd and Mrs. Carmody received the "Twilight Slee-p" treat ment at Freiburg, Germany, ami' are now endeavoring to spread the news of the success of the innovation. They came here under the direction of the National Twilight Sleep Association, which has been organized for the pur pose of introducing "Twilight Sleep" through out this country. Only women were admitted to the theatre this aft ernoon. COPPER FOR CONSTABLE Joseph D. Coleman Seeks Nomination in Ninth Ward Joseph D. Coleman, 20 North Thir teenth street, a member of the local police force, has decided to enter the political lists this fall as a candidate for constable of the Ninth ward and is already asking his friends for support. He is a Democrat and will seek the Democratic nomination. He is the second member of the pres ent force to strive for constable, Theo dore Fehleiseu having announced his candidacy for constable of the Third ward. LOCOMOTIVE BELL GONE Lou Souers Must Answer at Court for Alleged Larceny Lou Souers was held for court under SSOO 'bail this afternoon by Alderman Hoverter. The railroad police prose cuted him for the larceny of a 96- pound 'bell from a locomotive whivvh was on a siding near the Herr street subway. . Souers was arrested Saturday by Policemen Schel'has and (Halsey. A la borer with a wheelbarrow 'took the bell b»ck to the railroad yards and the police are wondering how Souers got away with it. i COMMISSION IS PROPOSED FOR AGRICULTURAL DEPT. Bill, Which Meets Some of the View* of the Governor, Provides for a Board of Eight Members, Who Shall Appoint the Secretary The bill submitted to Governor Brumbaugh for the reorganization of the State Department of Agriculture by the legislative committee of the State Board of Agriculture, and which was referred to by the Governor in a conversation as to a certain extent meeting his views, is entitled "An act for the creation and regulation of an Agricultural Department," and, it was learned to-day, will be introduced in the House ucxt ween. The new bill provides that a com mission of seven, to be appointed by the Governor, at least five of whom shall be farmers, shall have charge of tho State Department of Agriculture and shall perform all the duties here tofore by law invested in the Depart ment of Agriculture, Secretary of Ag riculture, the Deputy Secretary of Ag riculture, the Director of Farmers' In stitutes, (he Dairy and Pood Commis sioner, State Live Stock Sanitary, Board, Economic Zoologist, Assistant Economic Zoologist, State Veterinarian and Deputy State Veterinarian, and shall generally have charge of all agri cultural interests in bhc State, except those which are now or may be as signed to the Pennsylvania State Col lege. The first Board of Commissioners is to be appointed within thirty days aft er the approval of the act; two for two years, two for four years, two for six years and one for eight years, each at an annual salary of $1,500. After the first appointments all appointments made at the expiration or the terms of commissioners shall be for eight years. The Board shall reorganize every two years by the election of a chair man and secretary. All appointments made by the Bonrd of subordinates in the department shall require a majority vote. The Board shall appoint a Secre tary of Agriculture, to serve for four years at » salary of $5,000 a year. It shall also appoint all subordinate of ficers, including the heads of divisions. Prom what Governor Brumbaugh said in speaking of the proposed re organization of the Agricultural Depart ment, there will be no change in the work of farmers' institutes, the divi sion of economic zoology or the dairy and food division, that still being in charge of the new Board; but educa tional features, including lectures, and so forth, will be taken charge of by the State College. GEORGE W. DAWSON DIES HERE George W. Dawson, of Vandegrift, Westmoreland county, clerk to a com mittee in the House of Representatives, died at the Keystone nospital, Third and Briggs streets, yesterday afternoon after an illness of four days, heart trouble having succeeded pneumonia, from which Mr. Dawson had suffered for about a week. Mr. Dawson contracted a heavy cold while on his way to Harrisburg two weeks ago and this developed into pneu monia. On Saturday, his condition be coming alarmiug, he was taken to the hospital, where he died yesterday. He was 50 years old and was prominent in the municipal affairs of Vandegrift, where he was secretary of the School Board. He had been foreman of a sheet tin mill in Vandegrift, but retired from active work there about three years ago to devote his time to school work. Mr. Dawson was prominent in c.hurch and Masonic circles. Ho was teacher of a large Bible class for men in the Methodist church and a member of Pittsburgh Consistory of Scottish Rite Masons. He is survived by a widow and young daughter. Mrs. Dawson was with him when he died. The body was taken to Vandegrift at noon to-day. Jacob Sawyer Jacofo Sawfyer, aged 71 years, died at his home, 306 South Second street, last nig'ht at 10 o'clock, after a linger ing illness. Surviving 'him are his wife, Rebecca: two daughters, Mrs. Linne Craig, Mrs. Bertha Tolmie, and five sons, William, Frank, Edward, Jacob, Jr., and Lester, all of this city. He was a member of Pokoson d-iodge No. 331, Improved Order of Red Men. Gertrude Jean Stine The funeral of Gertrude Jean Stine, infant daughter of IMT. and Mrs. Wil liam S. Stine, Fnola, was held Uhis aft ernoon at 2 o'clock from the 'home o-f iher grandmother, Mrs. Klizaibeth T. Stine, 623 North Second street, the Rev. (Henry W. A. Hanson, pastor of Messiah Lutheran church, officiating. Interment was in the Harrisbutg ceme tery. Myrtle I. Gill Myrtle I. Gill, aged 20 years, died at her home, 1313 Derry street, yester day morning at 10.15 o'clock. lAineral services will be held Wednesday after noon at 2 o'clock at t'he home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Christ, at York. I'uther services will be held in the (First Church of the Brethren, York, and interment will be in Green mont cemetery. John Klinger Funeral services for John Kliuger, Who died Thursday, will be held to morrow morning at 10 o'clock at the funeral «hapel of Undertakers Hoover & Son, 14'13 Second street. The" Rev. Dr. J. Bradley iMarkward, pastor of the Bethlehem Lutheran church, will have Charge of the services. Interment will be made in the Paxtang cemetery. Myrtle Arnold Funeral services for Myrtle Arnold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Arnold, w'ho died Saturday morning at the home of her parents, 330 Delaware street, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. J. S. Armstrong, assistant pas tor of Pine Street Pies'bytcrian ■church, officiated. Interment was in t'he Har- cemetery. Federal Trade Commission Named Washington, Feb. 22.—President Wilson to-dav nominated the following members of the new Federal Trade Commission: Joseph E. Da vies, of Madi son, Wis.; Rd-ward N. Hurley, of Chi cago; William J. Harris, of Oedartown, Ga.; William H. Parry, of Seattle, Wash., and George Rublee, of Cornish, N. H. Politically, the commission has three Democrats, one Progressive-Re publican and one Progressive. Perry is described by the White House as a Progressive-Republican and Rublee M a (Progressive.