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Isaac P. Poight, Candidate for State's
Hunting and Trapping Champion
ship, Killed 20 Foxes and »« Weas
els Last Year
Mifflin county's claim for bounties
on account of the killing of noxious
animals, just filed with Auditor Gen
eral Powell, reveals Isaac P. Peigiht as
a promising candidate ior the State's
, hunting and tripping championship. It
ia certified that Mr. l'eiglit turned in
proofs of the slaughter of 20 foxes and
9 6 weasels, and that the couuty treas
ury is lighter by sl4 6 because of his
•kill. M. Z. Byler also killed five foxes,
but as a trapper of he is hard
ly in the running.
The claim dhows that at least eleven
Mifflin county women are effective
guardians of the hen roost, for bounties
ior the killing of weasels were collect
ed by Ida C. Henry, Mary ,1. West,
Mary A. Brower, Mary Scott, Cora
Mundorff, Mary E. Postlethwaite, AV i 1 la
fepiglemver, Carrie B. Baker, Mary M.
Johns, Anna M. Hamilton and Mrs. E.
Quay. The total amount for which
the county asks reimbursement of the
State is $2,587.50.
Many Want New Bridges
The Water Supply Commission of
Pennsylvania completed its week's ses
sion last night, and made announcement
of applications to build at least fifteen
bridges over minor streams of the
State that had received its approval.
Among them were the following:
Pennsylvania Railroad Company, to
build the east half of the south abut
ment of bridge over Lycoming creek
at Cogan Valley passenger station, in
Lycoming county.
Pennsylvania Railroad Company, to
build a 'bridge over Bottle run, north
of Williamsport station.
Commissioners of Mifflin county, to
cafcstruct a bridge over Lancaster or
Dry run, near Schrader, in Armagh
Commissioners of Mifflin county, to
construct a bridge over Long Meadow
run, 9 miles from Lewistown, in West
Decatur township.
"Commissioners of Mifflin county, to
-construct a bridge over Treaster Val
ley run, near Siglerville, in Armagh
Pennsylvania Railroad Company, to
construct a bridge over Karl run, near
Glen Iron, in Hartley township, Union
Commissioners of Lancaster county,
to buijd a bridge over Big Chickies
creek, on the Manheim, Sporting Hill
and Lancaster Junction road, in Man
heim borough.
Commissioners of Berks county, to
(build a bridge over Hay creek, near
-White Bear Station, Robeson township.
Bear Gap Water Company, to repair
their No. 1 dam on the South branch
of Roaring creek, in Coal township,
(Northumberland county, and .uocust
township, Columbia county.
Commissioners of Berks county, to
< onstruct a bridge over Willow creek,
at Fleetwood.
Palmyra Gets the Phone
The ordinance of the borough of
giving the Bell Telephone
Company the right to-construct a tele
phone system in that town has been
approved by the Public Service Com
Mayor Wants to Know
A letter has been received by tho j
Public Service Commission from Mayor |
Blan'kenburg, of Philadelphia, asking to j
be advised if the contract between the
Philadelphia Electric Company and the I
Keystone Telephone Company, by which I
• the former secured the right to use the |
latter's excess ducts, will have to be,
approved by the Commission; and if so,
: when the hearing on the contract will j
| be held. The Mayor stated that the !
city of Philadelphia may desire to pre-1
! sent certain facts for consideration.
The Mayor has been informed that tho
contract lias not been submitted, and
'the Commission will ascertain from the
Philadelphia Electric and the Keystone
whVther such a contract has been made,
and if so, to advise when it is to be
{presented for approval in accordance
with the provisions of the Public Serv
ice Company law.
S. Lee Enswiller 111
; S. Lee Enswiller, who has charge
of the metallic furniture at the Capitol,
is seriously ill at his home in Marietta.
.'A number of prominent men from Bar
•j-isburg called to see him yesterday.
Automobile Licenses
i The rush for automobile licenses
■still continues at the State Highway
Department, and the entire force of
'the automobile division, under the ef
ificient management of Curator Boyd,
is kept very busy. Up to date there
have been issued 78,791 pneumatic
tire licenses; 5,778 nolid tire; 143
.-tractor; 80 trailers; 6.669 motorcy
cles; 9.979 drivers; 3,500 dealers' and
".17,000 operators', the license money
for which has been turned into the
ifritnte Treasury to bo applied to the
of State highways.
Dope Food Prosecutions
l'ure Food Commissioner Foust this
'morning ordered prosecutions of 36
cases of doped and adulterated food
[sellers in Allegheny, Philadelphia,
'Washington and Blair counties. The
agents are keeping a sharp
[eye on Easter candies just now.
Get Charters
i A charter was issued to-day at the
fifate Department to Hhermer k- Co.. of
ELa master, to conduct coal and wood
operations, with a capital of SIOO,OOO.
The "Potts Department Store, Blum
kerg & Amram" is the name of a new
borporation, with SIO,OOO capital, to
3o business at Ephrata, Lancaster
Coroner's Jury Renders Verdict in Case
of Mrs. Ida SnitTen Walters
Bp Associated Press.
► New \ork. March 19.—Loretta
Rogers, 8 months old, and her brother,
John, aged 2 years, children of Lorlys
Elton Rogers and Mrs. Ida Hniffen Wal
lers, came to their death through poison
idmi-nistered by their mother, aceord
jig to the formal verdict of a Coroner's,
ury to-day. Mrs. Walters is locked up
iwaiting trial 011 nn indictment eharg
ng her with their murder.
The children died a day or so aftei
they had been poisoned on Decemoei-
J9. Mrs. Walters survived the poison
lotion she herself took.
Nursery Children Given Part of In
stitution Until New Quarters Are
Completed on Cameron Street
Announcement was made this morn
ing that the Day Nursery children,
Who were burned out of their home 011
North Third street, Tuesday evening,
will remain at the Children 'a Indus
trial Home, Nineteenth and Derry
streets, until their new home is com
pleted on South Cameron street.
Following the fire Tuesday evening,
a committee composed of Miss Anne
McCormicJt and Mrs. J. D. Hawkins,
were appointed to secure temporary
headquarters for the children. A num
ber of places have been selected and
several offers made, but none came
quite up to filling the needs of the
Yesterday the managers of the In
dustrial Home turned over a part of
the buildiing to the nursery, which
Hnswers the purpose quite well. The
three infant children who were quar
antined with the measles have been
placed in the hospital department of
the institution.
Mie new building on South Camer
on street, was not expected to be com
pleted until June, but carpenters amd
workmen 'said they will hurry the work
so it will be ready for occupancy bo
fore that date.
Law Planned to Put All of It In
Hands of Attorney General
The Attorney General's Department
i will have presented in the Legislature
! on Monday night a bill for the' reor
ganization of the Attorney General's
t Department, establishing a legal sub
. department. It will provide that the
department shall have charge of all
t legal matters in connection with every
other department requiring the serv
, icee of an attorney, and that there
shall be a sufficient force of deputies
to take charge of all legal matters.
, At present almost every department
when in need of the services of an at
torney, if the force of the Attorney
General's department is not available,
, retains private attorneys and their
services are paid for by the State.
Hardly a department on Capitol Hill
but has at some time obtained legal
, talent outside of the Attorney Gen
eral 'a Department, and some of "the de
partments have regular attorneys who
are paid annual salaries. It is "propos
ed to do away with all of these in the
future, amd center the entire legal
force in the one department.
Changes in the Game Laws Will Hold
Them Back Until July
Dauphin county hunters will not get
any hunters' Tfrfnses until some time
after the Legislature adjourns. It is
the law that a digest of the game lavvs
relating to the open seasons for dif
ferent kinds of game, shall be printed
on the back of the license, but there
are so many changes contemplated in
the laws by the Legislature that it will
not be possible to get them all until
they are enacted, and some of them
may not be disposed of until efter the
Legislature adjourns. This will make
it impossible to get the new licenses
ready for the hunters before the lat
ter part of July at least.
! State Assemblyman Urges Stronger
Union Among parent-Teacher Body
At a meeting of the Parent-Teach
ers' Association of the Camp Curtin
school yesterday afternoon closer co
operation between teachers, parents,
children and directors was urged by
Miles A. Milliron, a representative in
I the State Legislature from Armstrong
Announcement was made by Super
visor J. *J. Brehm that the school
gardens would be mapped out in the
near future. A committee of patrons
will be appointed to secure vacant
ground in the vicinity of the school
I building.
The election of officers of the asso
ciation will take place at the uext
meeting, April 15, which will be the
last meeting of this year.
Suffragists Do Not Take Advantage
When Crowd Collects at Headquarters
The suffragists lost an opportunity
yesterday afternoon when they did not
have a reserve speaker on hand to ad
dress the crowd that collected when
the Friendship motor clamored to the
front fit the Arcade 'building, Walnut
and Court streets, in response to a call
from the store of William P. Cunning
The smoke pipe leading from the
range in which a fresh lire was lnliit
flooded the 'basement and store with
smoke. >Jo damage was done. The
Stat suffrage headquarters are directly
over the store.
Committee On Arrangements Will Re
port at Green Street Church
The Sunday school of the Green
Street Church of God will go to Her
shey Park for its picnic, this summer.
A committee on arrangements will re
port in the next few weeks. '
The Ladies' Aid Society of the
church, "will hold an oyster supper on
Saturday of next week at Third and
Boas streets.
ance rates for Harrisburg.
"Bio-Metric Findings" Will Be Topic
At Academy of Medicine
At a meeting of the Harrisburg
Academy of Medicine to be held next
Friday evening at the Academy build
ing. 319 North Second street, an ad
dress will be given bv Dr. Wilmer 1!.
Batt, of this city, on "Bio-Metric
Underwriters' Inspector Finishes Work
C. W. Wheeler, of Philadelphia, an
engineer for the Fire Underwriters'
Association of the middle district,
finished his Harrisburg inspection yes
terday. Equipment of the fire and
water departments Were carefully look
ed over. His report will foe taken in
to consideration when the underwriters
decide on a readjustment of fire insur-
Saturday Only
We are offering a hand-painted Jap*
nncsc Toa Pot and one 3-pound box
Gloss Starch, 25 cents. Grand Union
Tea Co., 208 N. Second street.—Adv.
Petrograd, March 19, 12 Noon, via
London, 2.30 P. M. — The campaign io
tho east has assumed a new aspect with
the penetration of the northernmost
point of Ej>st Prussia by Russian forces.
This invasion in the north in many
ways parallels the advance into East
Prussia of two -*ionths ago when the
Russian Tenth army, which it was
thought might flank the German po
sitions near the Mazurian lakes, was de
feated and driven out. On this occa
sion, howeve?r, Russian military authori
ties say unanimously that the invasion
docs not possess a like strategic signifi
cance. The Russian force has genetrat
ed East Prussia to within twelve miles
of the important sea port of Memel.
(Tho official rerort from Berlin to
day, evidently 'based on Inter informa
tion, says that tho Russians have en
tered Memel).
Continued From firm Pago.
Turkish Armenia is said to have won
another victory, capturing a Turkish
base on the Black Sea near the Rus
sian bbrder. Petrograd asserts that the
Turks retreated In disorder.
Two more British steamers have been
destroyed by Germany's submarine
raiders. They were torpedoed in the
English Channel.
The Turkish War Department an
nounced to-day that the French battle
ship Bouvel had been sunk during the
bombardment of the Dardanelles. No
confirmation has been received from
Paris or London.
The Constantinople statement indi
cates that the Turkish fleet, whose lo
cation has been unknown for some
time, again is engaged actively in tho
Black Sea. It is said to have attacked
a Russian naval base on the Crimean
coast, inflicting considerable damage.
Unofficial dispatches of recent date
have described the former German
cruisers Goeben and Breslau, now among
the principal units of the Turkish fleet,
as has been put out of commission and
j have stated that the Russian fleet was
J on tho way to attack the Bosphorus.
What is said to be a presentation of
j Austria's attitude toward Italy, as set
forth in a Vienna dispatch to Rome,
| contains the statement that Austria, if
1 she agrees to make territorial conces
! sions sufficient to satisfy Italy, will de
fer formal transfer of the territory un
til after the war. Austria, it is said,
desires to assure herself that Italy will
adhere to her promise of neutrality in
return for the grant. This attitude is
described in Rome as unsatisfactory
to Italy. ( A Paris dispatch states that
Austria is resisting German pressure
and that several representatives of the
1 dual monarchy will go to Berlin to pre
sent their reasons for desiring to resist
Italy's wishes.
Information from Bucharest is that
the Austrian forces in Bukowina have
been reinforced and are undertaking a
strong offensive movement. It has been
reported recently that the Austrians
were being hard pressed and might be
forced to evacuate Czernowitz.
London, March 19, 3.55 A. M.—A
special to the "Times" from Petrograd
says the Russian military authorities
arc convinced that some of the §3 Ger
man army corps mussed in the eastern
war theatre already have gone to Bel
gium or France, or presumably to re
inforce troops facing the British.
The dispatch also says that the Ger
mans probably are sending reinforce
ments to the Galician theatre, where
the "Russians have gained a complete
mastery of the situation. Everything
goes to show that owing to these causes i
a serious German offensive in East Prus
sia must be abandoned."
London, March 19, 4.30 \ M.—Sev
eral incoming steamers report having
been chased by German submarines.
The Glencunny, from Calcutta, reports
having escaped from one of these
craft, which the officers of tho steamer
say, succeeded in sinking another
steamer that they were unable to iden
tify off Benehy Head.
The steamer Colchester, which plies '
between Rotterdam and Harwich, was
pursued yesterday for tho second fimei
in two days by the U-28, but escaped.
British Rules on Shipping to Holland
Washington, March lo.—The follow
ing special ruling governing commerce
with Holland was made public at the
British Embassy here: "All shipments
of petroleum, cop[>er, wheat or wheat
flour should 'be consigned to the Nether
lands government when destined for
consumption in Holland nnd all other
articles 011 the contraband list destined j
for consumption in Holland should be'
consigned to the Overseas Trust."
> Servian on Diplomatic Mission?
Rome, March 19. —M. Menadovitch,
a member of the reigning family of
Servia and at one time Servian Min
ister to Turkey, arrived in Rome yester
day. rt is presumed that ho comes
011 a diplomatic mission.
Austrians Reinforced in Bukowina
London, March 19, 7.30 A. M.—The
Austrians have received reinforcements
and have resumed a strong offensive in
Bukowina, says a Bucharest dispatch
to the 'Times."
Kerbaugh Hearing Postponed
The hearing of W. D. Kerbaugh,
which was scheduled to take place be
fore Alderman Landis this morning,
lias been postponed until Monday even
ing at 7 o'clock. Kerbaugh is charged
with arson by Mrs. Catherine Breach,
who said he tried to set fire to her
honie, Sayford and James streets, Sun
day morning, March 7.
Daily Milk Tests at Hospital
In an effort to get the best milk
obtainable for the patients at the Har
risJbung hospital, a daily bacteriologic
al examination will be made at the in
stitution to determine if .it conies up
to the requirements 0' the hospital.
Milkmen are invited>'to offer bids to
supply milk to the hospital.
Cntligtd From First Ptfft
bas attracted hundreds to the Kelker
street hall, Fourth and Kelker streets.
The closing days of the show are ex
pected to bring out hundreds of out-of
town people interested in autos. The
development of farming with the auto
mbile has been one of the rosults of
the excellent cars of to-day, and the
farmers attending Kelker street mar
ket, immediately under fht snow, will
bo given an opportunity to go through
the exhibit.
The Reese concert orchestra vrtll give
the following pr(jaram at to-night's
Part I—.March, "Thurston," A'. J.
Stasney; overture, "Morning, Night
nnd Noon," Suppe; waltz, "Naiad,"
I'. De Zulueta; "The Wall Street
I Girl," Karl Hoschua; '"M^rcella," in-
I termezzu, Noel Johnson; hesitation,
"La Boston," J. M. Shaw.
Part, ll—"My Raggyadore," Jean
Schwartz; "The Golden Butterfly," R.
DeKoven; "I'ass the Pickles," Grace
Le Boy; "The Enchantress," Victor
Herbert; "Waltz With Me," H. V. Lu
zerno; "Tickle Toes," W. 11. Penn.
At the Arena
The sixth annual show of the Har
ri&burg Automobile Dealers' Associa
tion at the Arena, Third and Delaware
streets, is on the last legs of the best
show the association has ever held.
There is almost as much an auto show
on the outside as 011 t'ho inside, for
a large sprinkling of the visitors are
prospects to such an extent that they
require demonstrations, and the Arena
show is a busy place with little excur
sions starting out at intervals.
The experience of the dealers that
the public was awaiting the easy com
parison of machines by seeing them
side by side before making a decision
was a plpasing one and sales have eeen
better than ever before. If business
kee>ps up as it has during the first
part of the week, there will be estat>
lished a high water mark that will be
hard to heat in succeeding exhibits.
The veteran dealers are more than
pleased with the outpouring of buyers.'
Louis Cortese and Arthur "Rubin will
render the following program ou the
harp and violin to-night:
Part I—March, "Made in U. S. A.,"
Santos; selection, "Bohemian Girl,"
Balfe; "Salut d'Amour," E. Elgar;
'Waltz of Peace," Cr. Harris; "Melody
in F," A. Ru'benstein; "In a Rose Gar
den," B. Gaston; "Humoreske," A.
Part ll—"Levende," Moskowski;
waltz, "Cecile," F. McKee; "Spring
Song," Mendelssohn; "Love's Melo
dy," L. Daniedriff; "Adele Selection,"
Jean Briquet; "Caveliera Rustieana."
intermezzo, Petro Mascagni; "World
Peace," S. Zamcnick.
i Whole Plain of Alashgerd Literally Cov
ered With the Bodies of Men,
Women and Children
By Associated Press.
London, March 19, 2,10 P. M.—'Ap
palling accounts of conditions in Ar
menia have reached the officials in Lon
don of the Armenian Rod Cross fund.
The latest recital is from an Ar
menian doctor named Derderian, who
says that the whole plain of Alashgerd
is virtually covered with the bodies
of men, women and children. When the
Russian foreeß retreated from this dis
trict the Kurds fell upon the helpless
people and shut them up in mosques.
The men were killed anil the women
were carried away to the mountains.
The organizers of the Red Cross fund
say there are 120,000 destitute Ar
menior.s now in the Caucasus.
| Management Has Decided to Start
Improvements Next Month
Bowman & Company have arranged
| with M. I. Kast, architect, for the
! plans for the building of a six-story
brick and stoue structure on the eite
J of the old Grand Hotel, adjoining the
present main building of that com
pany's store, at Market and Dew
berry streets. This building has been
I a part of the store for some time, the
rear having already been built to con
form with the main building.
Operations will start in the middle
of April and the structure will be com
pleted in four months. There \»ill be
■new furnishings and fittings .through
out the store.'The addition will be 28
;by 10-5 feet. Across the front of the
i unified structure will be an ornamental
glass awning. The first floor will in
! elude an arcade. The new addition will
j add thirty per cent, floor spice to the
Collection Soon to Adorn Walls at Po
) lice Headquarters
The collection of photographs of all
the Mayors of Harrisburg since the
city 's incorporation will soon be adorn
ing the walls of the oflicc of Clarence
O. Backenstoss, secretary to Mayor
Royal. The first picture, that of Wil
liam H. Kepner, the first Mayor who
held office from IS6O to 1563, was fin
ished and hung in place to-day.
The others will follow as soon as
completed by the photographer. It took
almost a year to get a collection of
photographs of all of the Mayors of
Below Freezing Temperature
The temperature dropped to 28 de
grees last night and the partly cloudy
condition was responsible for a moder
ately heavy frost. It did no damage as
the crops are not sufficiently far ad
vanced. There will be only slight
changes in tho weather conditions to
night and occasional rains may result.
Denver Bank Wants Saving Fund
, A Denver, Col., bank has written the
illarrittourg Chamber of Commerce albout
the Christmas savings clubs being TUB
in this city. The desired information
was mailed and it is likely that the
Harrisburg, plan will be operated nowin
Flremtn to Discuss Police Interference
No formal complaint of the Harris
burg Firemen's IThion that the police
interfered with firemen on duty at
fires lia.s been presented as yet* to
either the head of the fire or police
departments. This question will be
taken up further at the nert meeting
of the union to be held April 13, in the
Mt. Vernon house.
Appraiser Has Some 3,800 Claims to
r File With County Treasurer
Upwards of 2,800 license taxes will
'be chargeable aigainut county mer
chants for 1914, accordintg to a re
e port just compiled by Joseph A. Mil
ler, the Mercantile Appraiser. Miller
f will make his report to the County
Treasurer early next week and bills
e for the claims at once will be sent out
j" over the county.
'* Tho mercantile tax will be due crn
and alter May 1, and if not paid on
or before July 1, an alderman usually
e succeeds the County Treasurer as col
-8 lector.
r - Engineer Is 111
, Clinton M. Hershey, county engin
eer, to-day was reported indisposed. D.
Frank Ldbo, chief clerk to the County
l " Commissioners, who has been ill for
'> several days, it was said to-day is no
better. Lebo is suffering from rheuma-
J 1 tism.
e Damage Suit
r A damage suit to-day was brought
by Nikola, Josif and ' Maria Laus
against the Pennsylvania Steel Com
pany. John A. Herman, the attorney,
has not yet filed a statement of the
I cause of action, although it is said to
® be the result of an accident in which
! the father of the Laus children was
r Bounty Claims Settled
® Bounty Claims satisfied to-day by
the County Commissioners amounted to
a $169.
Marriage Licenses
Charles W. Mitchell, Davenport,
lowa, and Bess V. Johns, city.
George F. Lehman, Gainesburg, and
Jennie V. ' Longenecker, Eiizabeth-
II town.
1; Madden and Cook, Accomplices of Steg
' ler, Will Be Called for Sen
tence Late To-day
By Associated Press,
y New York,' March lb.—Sentence was
to be imposed late to-day upon Richard
.. Madden and Gustave Cook, who were
found guilty by a federal jury yester
; day of conspiracy against the United
* States in helping Richard P. Stegler, a
' German naval reservist, to obtain a
' false American passport. The maximum
i penalty for the offense is two years in
prison, or SIO,OOO fine, or both, but in
fixing their punishment Judge Cushman
will have before him the jury 's recom
mendation for mercy.
1 The caso of Stegler, who became the
government witness against the two
men and confessed to his own part in
the conspiracy, was to be called imme
diately afterward. Stegler, according
to the annoimyement of his counsel, will
plead guilty. It Ivas intimated that in
pleading for a light sentence, his coun
sel would make reference to Stegler's
story that ho was led to obtain the pass
port by a representative in this country
of the German government.
That the suspiefbhs of a young girl
led to Stegler's arrest were disclosed
to-dav at the United States District At
torney 's oflice. The girl, whose name
I is withheld, was an employe of a photog
rapher who took Stegler's picture. Stcg
-3 ler told tho photographer that his name
8 was Madden and that he wanted the
- photograph for use on a passport. The
s girl assistant became convinced from
. Stegler's teutonic features that, in spite
1 of the name Madden, he was a German.
She notified the Department of Justice
1 here of her suspicions and department
- agents took up the case.
It Is No Wonder the Coming Teachers
Didn't Work This Morning
There was little work done at the
I teachers' training school, in tho Stev
-1 ens building, 121 Chestnut street, this
morning. The reason is obvious. Re
-1 cently the members of the school ga.'e
' an entertainment to raise money for a
• ipiano. The entertainment was suc
The girls selected two pianos and as
many music stores in the city and this
morning the question was put by Miss
Wert, and one in the store of C. M.
Sigler was selected. The store was
telephoned and in a short time the pi
ano was moved into its new quarters.
Norman Kurzenknabe gave a short con
cert for the school and then a further
question arose. A gaiuly silk cover
was deemed necessary, and a committee
was named to select the cover. Piano
accompaniment for the morning devo
tional exercises is now the program. No
, wonder the coming teachers did little
work this morniag.
! Mt. Holly Constable Says Cumberland
Line Has Poor Road.
s Complaint was made to-day to the
" Public Service Commission against the
■ Cumberland Valley Railroad Company,
> by J. A. McGonegal, constable Of Mt.
■ Holly, declaring that the roadbed of
the company is not well maintained, is
1 not kept in good condition; the cars
■ are in need of repairs and are not san
itary aud that the fare is less botween
■ Carlisle and Newvillo than it is from
Carlisle to Mt. Holly, a shorter dis
Tho complaint was listed and will
be heard by the Commission during the
wee>k of March 29, at the regular
Her 10-year-old Daughter, Also Victim
of Habit, -Expected to Die
By Associated Press.
Williamsport, Pa., March 19.—Mrs.
1 Louis Frankel, 38 years old, died in
the Emergency hospital here to-day be
cause, under the Harrison anti-nnrcotic
law, she was unable to obtain a drug
to which she was addicted.
Her 10-year-old daughter, also a
drug victim, is expected to die.
i Woman Dope User Dies at Hagerstown
liagerstown, Mil., March 19.—0n0
of the four women victims of tiie
"dope" habit who have been under
going treatment at Montevue hospital,
died yesterday morning. The other throe
are expected to be released within a
woek, sufficiently cured of the dreaded
habit to easily combat the desiro for
-it-ugs without the aid of stimulants.
Cwtlnri From First Page.
a charge of selling liquor to minors but
was ordered to (.ay the costs.
Jerry Bird was convicted of keeping
a phonograph which a friend had giv
en to liim in security for a bill, and he
got two months. David Kairn and
James Ssroim were convicted, "but have
not been sentenced, on aggravated as
sault and battery oharges growing out
of a fight between Italians and Mace
donians. Morris Muff was acquitted of
that charge. Annie Major was acquit
ted on a larceny charge and Albert
Hayes, the prosecutor, was ordered to
pay the costs.
Verdicts of guilty were returned by
juries in the case of Charles Dorsey,
felonious entry, and Ilarrv Perkey, lar
Bills ignored by the Grand Jury in
cluded' a false pretense count against
Joseph C. Baer and another against
Jeremiah 11. Barte.
Many Prominent Citizens to Act as
Honorary Pallboarers at Obse
quies To-morrow
Short funeral services for John S.
Weaver, a prominent confectioner, who
died at his home, 205 Pine street, Wed
nesday morning, will 'be lield at his
home to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The services will be conducted by the
Rev. Stewart Winfield Herman, pastor
of the Zion "Lutheran church, and will
'be for the immediate family and hon
onary pallbearers, who are:
Dr. J. Ross Swartz, Joseph L. Shear
er, Sr., Homer Black, Charles A. Kun
kel, Samuel Ivunkel, William H. Metz
ger, Benjamin >M. Ncad, John E. Patter
son, 'Martin Buefiler, Samuel W. Flem
ing, Warren A. /Collitiger, Harry C. Boss,
William H. Knisely, Martin W. Pager,
Mercer B. Tate, bane S. Hart, Charles
10. Covert, John Henvperly, J. (Miley
Jones, George E. Etter, Edward S. Her
man, Charles A. (MSller, Prank A. Smith,
Samuel W. McCulloch.
Public funeral services will be held
at Zion Lutheran church at 2.30 o'clock
to 'be conducted by the Hev. Mr. Her
man. Interment will be in the llarris
burg cemetery. The active pallbearers
will be Prof. E. E. Campbell, George
Poerster, Jr., John P. Keller, C. Wayne
'.Singer, Percy I. Beltz and Mervln B.
Assistant Manager of Gately & Fitz
gerald Store Died This Morning
Robert Reno Kapp, assistant man
ager of the Gately & Fitzgerald store,
South Second street, died at the home
of his brother, S. B. Kapp, of Worm
levsburg, at 1 o'clock this morning fol
lowing a short illness. He was 42 years
of age. Surviving him are his wife, one
son, Vernon; his mother, two sisters
and three brothers.
Friends desiring to view the body
can do so at his'brother's home on Front
near Ferry street, WormleysDurg, Sun
day. Funeral arrangements have not
'been completed.
Planned to Report the Measure Favor
ably and to Have an Open
Hearing in House
In legislative circles it was an
nounced to-day that the local option
bill, now in the hands of the Law and
Order Committee of the iHouse, will be
reported out with a favorable recom
mendation when the committee meets
next Tuesday, and that afterward there
may be hearings on the measure in
open house before the committee and
the friends and opponents of the meas
ure. It is also said that Governor
Brumbaugh will bo at the open meet
It was at Governor Brumbaugh's
suggestion that the committee has held
the bill back in order fliat he might
see those members opposed to it and
reason with them, as well as have their
constituents wiho favor the bill have
an opportunity to talk with them, es
pecially if they were known to oppose
the bill.
Opposition to the Game, Fish. Forestry
and Water "Ripper"
So much opposition has developed to
the 'proposed conservation bill to con
dense a number of departments that it
is doubtful whether it will be intro
duced in the Legislature. The bill pro
poses to place the Game, Fish and For
estry Departments and the State Water
Supply Commission in charge of one
man, each to be a sub-division of the
department with a separate head, all to
be subject to the one head. The bill
has not yet been introduced, but will
be held back for some time until it is
ascertained whether its passage is cer
tain. Hundreds of letters have been
written the Governor in protest against
the ripping out of departments that
arc now considered perfect and which
it has taken years to build up to a
high grade of proficiency.
News of His Assassination Brought
From San Domingo
Now York, March 19.—The' steamer
Iroquois brought to this port to-day
news of the assassination of Governor
Zayas, of San Domingo, and two of
his children to Atzua, a small town
about 55 in'.les soutnwest of Santo Do
Governor Zayas, it was said, went
from Santo Domingo to Azua as a
passenger aboard the Iroquois to begin
his duties' as Governor of the province.
He was in office two days,,when adhe
rents of a rival political party shot
and killed him and his two children.
Zayas was formerly in command of
the forces which bombarded Azua dur
ing the recent uprising.
Boys Injured in Auto Wreck
Hagerstown, Md., March 19. —In an
effort to avoid colliding with a buggy
on the Stato road near Bolivar, Glenn
C. Voung and Louis Stockslager, two
Hagerstown boys, were seriously in
jured last evening and the auto in
which they were riding was completely
wrecked. The machine struck a stont>
pile, turned on its side and rolled down
the mountainside for a distance of fifty
London Decision to Meet Minimum
Prices Fixed by N. Y. Exchange
Has Stimulating Effect at Outset
of To-day's Trading
By Associated Prc.it.
New York, March ID.—Wall Street.
London's long dolayed decision to
meet the minimum prices fix®! by the
New York Stock Exchange seemed to
exercise a stimulating effect at the oul
set of to-day's local trading. Heading
and Lehigh Valley advanced a point
with substantial gains in other active
shares. U. S. Steel was heavily trade.!
in at a moderate gain, and' the copper
group as a whole was at a higher lev
el, while Bethlehem Steel made anoth
er high record. Specialties also shared
in the upward tendency, which was
attended by a fair degree of activity.
More gold imports from Canada wero
The London markets price revision
of the international list not only fail
ed to provoke liquidation from for
eign sources but seemed actually to
bring about a moderate demand from
across the water. Trading fell awav in
marked manner toward midday, "hut
gains wore fully maintained in some
instances, notably Bethlehem Steel and
the metal shares, higher level belli tr
registered. Leading railway issues
also showed improvement, although
shares of the western roads were rela
tively backward. Heavy sales of New
York Central debentures 6s at new
low prices was the main feature of an
otherwise dull and irregular bonds
Furnished by H. W. Snavely, Broker.
Arcade Building, Walnut and Court
New York, March 19.
~ , „ Open. Close.
Alaska Gold Mines ... 32% 32-
Amal Copper ........ 53%
Amcr Beet Sugar .... 4 n/, 4o J/
American Can ~ , 27% 28V
<Jo pfil 93% 941'
Am Car and Foundry Co 40';, 40'
Am Cotton Oil 44% 44.;^
Am Ice Securities .... 28% 28-''
Amer Smelting 63% 64%
American Sugar 102% 102
Amer Tel and Tel .... 120y g 120', s
Anaconda 26% 27 v"
Atchison 95% 96 1
Baltimore and Ohio .. 67 67%
Bethlehem Steel 58% 68%
Brooklyn R T 87 S7 ~
California Petroleum .. 16% 16%
Canadian Pacific 158 159
Central Leather
Chesapeake and Ohio .. 41% 41' ..
C'hi, Mil and St Paul .. 86% 86%
'Chino Con 'Copper .... 35% 36
Col Fuel and Iron ..... 23% 24
Consol Gas 115% 110%
Corn Products 11 H
Erie 22% 22%
Erie, Ist pfd 36% 36%
Goodrich, IB F 34% 341.,
Great Nor pfd 116 " 115%
Great Nor Ore subs .. , 3:2% 32%
Interboro Met 591/, 59%
Interboro 'Met pfd .... 12% 12%
Lehigh Valley 136 138%
'Mex Petroleum ...... 70% 69%
Missouri Pacific 10% 10%
National Lead 54% 54 i s
New York Central .. . 83 88%
NY, N H and II 52% 53%
Northern Pac 102% 103
Pennsylvania R. R. ... 104% 104%
Pittsburgh Coal 19 20
do pfd' ........... 92 92
Press Steel Car ...... 28% 2S',:.
Ray Con. Copper 17% ig '
Reading 142% 143%
Repub. Iron and Steel . 20 20
Southern Pacific ' 83% 88%
Southern By 14% 15
Tennessee Copper 28% 28%
Texas Company 131% 132"*
Union Pacific ! 119% 120"
| IT. S. Rubber 55% .">7' !!
U. 8, Steel 44% 44^.'
do pfd . 104% 104%
Utah Copper 52% 52*/
xW. U. Telegraph .... 64 64%
Westinghouse 'Mfg . .., 68% 68»/ a
xEx-div. 1.
Chicago Board of Trade Closing
Chicago, March 19. —Close:
Wheat—.May, 156; July, 123%.
Corn—(May. 74%; July, 76%.
Oats—May, 60%; July, 55. ~
Pork—(May, 17.60; July, 18.02.
Lard-r-May, 10.42; July, 10.70.
Riibs—May, 10.05; July, 10.37.
Celebrates by Exchanging Ratifications
of Peace Treaty With Italy
By Associated Press.
Washington, March 19. —Secretary
Bryan celebrated his 55th birthday an
niversary to-day ~y exchanging ratifica
tions of the peace treaty with Italy,
with the Italian Ambassador Count Di
Cellere. Later at his home Secretary
Bryan entertained all the employes of
his department at his birthday party.
He also entertained the cabinet at
011 his way to the cabinet meeting,
wearing a cluster of lilies of the valley
in his coat lapel, Secretary Bryan smtf
ingly announced: "I have just cele
brated my birthday by ratifying the
peace treaty with Italy."
On Monday, ratifications of the
treaty with Russia will be exchanged
and fifteen of those conventions will ac
tually bo in effect. Thirty have been
negotiated and twenty have been rati
fied by the Senate.
Only Ninety Three American
Navy Fleets in One Month
By Associated Press.
Washington, March 19.—Desertions
from the threo battleship fleets of the
American navy during a period of two
months totaled but ninety, according
to announcement by the Navy Depart
In Docenvber, 1914, there were only
74 desertions from the Atlantic fleet
and three from the Asiatic fleet, two of
whom later surrendered of their own
volition. 111 January, this year, 13 men
deserted from the Pacific fleet.
The average number of monthly de
sertions during the last fiscal year was
164, forty-six less than the "monthly
average for the preceding yoar.

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