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UTTIE EKTHUSIASM OVER BRITAIN'S NEW CABINET IS RAISED IN ANT QUARTER London, May 26, 3.40 A. M.—As might have been expected the new eaib inet, while it meets with no strong dis approval by the editorial writers in the London morning papers, raises but little enthusiasm in any quarter. The most vthat is 'accorded is disposition to give the new government every oppor tunity to prove its worth. More dis appointment is noticeable among the Liberal than the Conservative parties, mainly at the shelving of Viseount Haldanc and the appointment of Sir Edward (.'arson as Attornev General. The "'Daily Chronicle" calls tho latter a bad appointment and says it is worse than a mistake to name Sir Edward for thin portfolio. Tho Liberal papers are irritated that Sir Edward, representing the minority party in Ire land, should be in the cabinet while the Nationalists are not represented. Tho "Daily News" says that John Redmond's* absence from the ministry will make even more striking tho in congruity of Sir Edward Carson's pres ence in it as Sir Edward's lieutenants during the war have "abated none of their rebellious sentiments." Other appointments much critisized include that of Mr. Balfour as first lord of the admiralty, tho ([round be iniz taken that the giving of this port folio to him deprives the nation of the services of Lord Fisher. The elevatiou of Sir Stanley O. Buckmaster also is criticized. Some dissatisfaction is also express ad that thr new cabinet instead of feeing smaller, is larger than the old one, also at the loss of David Lloyd George, as chancellor of the exchequer. However, Mr. George's appointment as minister of munitions is only temporary and that he will come iback to the chancellorship when the question of munitions .become less acute. TELLS HOWITALYSOUCHT TO EVADE TREATY OBLIGATIONS London, May 26.—A series of dip lomatic documents presenting Austria's side of the case in the negotiations preceding the war with Italy has been published by the foreign ministry at Vienna, says a Reuter dispatch fcrom Amsterdam. It is contended that Italy from the beginning sought to evade her treaty obligations by an artificial interpretation of the triple alliance treaty. She assumed an attitude of "bene volent neutrality" on the ground that the action of Austria-Hungary also was directed against Russia. This asser tion, the Austrians claim, is disproved by the Russian preparations for an aggressive war. Italy further "excused herself" because of her exposed geo graphical position, and Austria's fail ure to give advance information of her intentions against Serbia. During the prolonged negotiations concerning Italian compensations the foreign ministry asserts, Italy utilized the time to strengthen and consolidate her military force, having in view the acquisition of territorial vantage points on the other side of the Adriatic and in Albania. Her absolute neutral ity was supplanted by the "watchful armed neutrality." The documents then describe the ne gotiations regarding territorial compen sation for Italy during which Austria is maintained to have yielded so far that finally there was scarcely any ma terial difference standing in the way of a peaceful adjustment. Then the Salandra cabinet, without replying to Austria's latest offers, denounced the triple alliance treaty. This action led to the outbreak of war. Prison Goods for War Sufferers , Auburn, N. Y., May 26.—Two hun dred convicts in Auburn prison to-day volunteered to knit woolen mufflers, sweaters, caps, mittens, socks and other articles for the Polish war sufferers. Neither Will Interne Civilians Rotterdam, via London, May 26, 9.35 A. M.-—The "Courant" publishes a telegram from Berlin Siting that Germany and Italy have agreed neither to interne civilians nor seize their prop erty. Russia Sends Troops to Persia Petrograd, May 26, Via London, 4.07 P. M.—A telegram from Teheran, the capital of Persia, says that Turco fierman agitation in that country has assumed a threatening nature. On this account Russia has sent in additional troops to reinforce its armies at Kas bin and Khry. The Persian govern- ! ment has been notified that the step has been taken solely to protect Rus sian subjects and that it implies no hostility to Persia. JEWELER IN BANKRUPTCY Springer's Assetß Are Placed at $4,500 and Liabilities at SIO,OOO The assets of George N. Springer, jeweler, 206 Market street, who has i>een adjudged a bankrupt, amount to abouf $4,50'0 and his liabilities to , slightly more than SIO,OOO, according to information tiled to-day with John i T. Olmsted, the bankruptcy referee. Springer's stoic will be closed until June 4 at which time a trustee will be Selected to take over the assets. Tho trustee will decide whether the busi ness will be continue or sold. Creditors of D. S. Sollen.berger to day elected Job .1. Conklin trustee to take charge of the estate. His bond was fixed at $15,000. Accepts Position Here A. C. Kaempf, who is well-known among baud circles throughout the country as an expert trombone and cornet maker, has recently accepted a position with the Nuss 'Manufacturing Company, makers of band instruments. Mr. Kaempf comes to this city from 'New York City, where.he held a posi tion with some of the largest firms of that place. Cuts Artery While Slicing Bread Edward P. Russell, 1110 Grace street, a waiter at the Dauphin hotel, cut an artery in his right hand while cutting bread on a machine there early this afternoon. He was treated at the Harrisburg hospital. Horse's Kick Fractures Arm John Smith. 427 South Cameron ■street, a driver for John H. Snyder, suffered a fractured right hand this afternoon, when he was kicked by a horse. The fracture was reduced at the Harrisburg hospital. U. S. STEAMER TORPEDOED OFF COAST. OF IRELAND Cwttiie* From First Pas*. sengers had a narrow escape from be ing torpedoed while bound for Rotter dam yesterday. A submarine fired a torpedo without warning. It missed the ship by only fifteen yards. According to the captain's story to Rotterdam correspondents the periscope was seen 500 yards distant and then the wash of the torpedo which was moving so rapidly that nothing could be done to avoid it. The attack oc curred at a point four miles north of North Hinder lightship. No Comment From White House Washington, May 26. —Tho official and news dispatches on the Nebraskan was communicated to President Wil son but no comment was forthcoming from the White House. It was indi cated that a full investigation would be made a promptly as possible. Not to Harm Neutral Vessels Washington, May 26.—The damage to the Nebraskan .recalled at once in official quarters the German govern ment's assurances presented by Count Bernstorff to Secretary Bryan on May 11, that submarine commanders had been specifically instructed not to harm neutral vessels not engaged in hostile acts and that Germany would pay for any damage to such ships in the war zone. The German government's com munication added that in such a case it would express its regrets and pay damages without resort to a prize court. In case of disputo of facts Ger many offered to arbitrate claims at the Hague. "The imperial German govern ment,'' said the communication, "has no intention of causing to be attacked by submarines or aircraft, such neu tral ships of commereo in the zone of naval warfare or definitely described in the notice of the German admiralty stall' on February 4, last as have been guilty of no hostile act. On the con trary most definite instructions repeat edly have been issued to German war vessels to avoid attacks on such ships under all circumstances. Even when such ships have contraband of war on board they are dealt with by subma rines solely according to the rule of international law applying to prize warfare.'' Under Charter to White Star Line New York, (May 26.—The Nebraskan was under charter on this trip to the White Star Line of the International Mercantile Marine. She was built at Camden, N. J., in 1902 and is regis tered at 4,408 tons gross, 2,824 tons net. She is 360 feet long, 46.2 feet beam and has a depth of 24.6 feet and was built with eight water tight bulkheads, her fuel boing oil. With her sister ship Minnesotan, from May to August of 1914, she was under charter to the United States army as a transport and was fitted up to carry horses from Galveston to Funston's troops at Vera Cruz. After being released from government service she was sent through the Panama Ca nal, being one of the first ships to bring a cargo from the Pacific coast through waterway. Status Under International Law Washington, May 26.—The status of the Nebraskan under international law, brought out a variety of discus sion to-day when news was received that the vessel be given due warning White Star Line. Whether sunk by a mine or torpedo, a claim for damages might raise a complicated question, it was said. If the Nebraskan was in the service of a British concern, according j to previous decision in such eases, she i would bo a lawful prize libel to seizure ! and condemnation. Chief Justice Chase lias held that "neutral vessels engaged in belligerent trade or service, became pressed with a belligerent character." The fact that Americans were aboard the Nebraskan would require, under th® position taken by the United States that the evssel be given due warning and her crew removed to a place of safety before destruction. Officials here are interested in learn ing exactly what were the Nebraskan's arrangements under charter. If she struck a mine, responsibility would be difficult to fix as the United States Government has never been able to de termine whether Germany or Great Britain laid the mines in the open sea which destroyed the American cotton ships Evelyn and Carib. Was to Carry Coal for Uncle Sam Washington, May 26.—The Nebras ■but was to carry the coal as freight, contract of her owners with the United States Navy Department to carry coal from Newport News to San Fran- The agents were .to have the Nebraskan in Hampton Roads June 5. She was not under charter to the Navy but was to carry the cola as freight. LATE WAR NEWS SUMMARY Continued From Flint Pair. ently there has been little heavy fight ing thus far, although In one instance a bayonet encounter Is mentioned. It is stated the Austrians retired every where, destroying bridges as they fell back. The new attack of General Macken sen against the Russian line north of Perinysl, in Galicia, is reported from Vienna and Berlin to have been at tended by conspicuous success. The war office at Petrograd, however, states that attacks on the Russian line along the San river were scattered and con cedes no new victories to the Austro- German armies. In the west the British have been compelled to give ground in Belgium to the Germans who are once more pressing forward strongly along the part of the front which has seen the heaviest sustained fighting of the war. The allies apparently have offset this German victory, however, by a French advance further south, in Northern France near Arras. A series of attacks from both sides of the line north of Arras last night brought on fighting of unusual vio lence. The official communication from Paris saying the German attacks made with especial severity near Lorette, were all repulsed. The Berlin state-1 ment admits the loss of a small position near Givenchy, but asserts that else where the allies were driven back with heavy losses. Wife Murderer Caught by Posse By Associated Press. Reading, Pa., May 26.—Charles Bausman, aged 2o years, wl o murdered his wife Thursday near Robesonia, by cutting,her throat, during a family quarrel, was captured by a posse in a barn near the scene of his crime this afternoon. He was almost famished. HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 26, 1915. STEAMSHIPS CRASH OFF NANTUCKET Continued KIM First Paf*. cinity answered the wireless calls. At 7 o'clock, three hours after the colli sion, the battleship South Carolina was standing alongside the Cuneo. The Ryndam's passengers and those of her crew who had been transferred to the Cuneo were taken off by the South Carolina. The battleship was directed by wireless from the Newport Navy Yard to convoy the stricken liner to this port. Ryndam's Engines Much Strained With the South Carolina alongside, the battleship Texas ten miles astern the battleship Louisiana in the near vicinity, and tho Cuneo slowly follow ing the Ry'ndam was steaming at slow speed for this port, one hundred and twenty-four miles east of Ambrose channel lightship at 10 o'clock. At that hour her capttain sent a wireless message to the Holland-American line, her owners, saying that the Ryndam's engines were much strained 'but still holding out. Previous messages from Captain Van Der Heu'vel asserted that the water was gaining in hold No. 6 and that tha ship would have to be abandoned if the water gained much more. So far as tho line knew there were only six Americans among the passen gers. The other passengers, it was said, were Europeans returning home. No Passengers On the Cuneo The Ryndam, a vessel of 7.976 tons register, net, was built in Belfast in 1910. Her length is 550 feet, her Ibeam 66 feet. Tho Cuneo is a steamer of about 800 tons capacity. She car ried a crew of twenty men and no pas sengers. Her length is 210 feet. Dispatches sent during the forenoon by the South Carolina said the Ryn dam was making 13 knots on her way. to this port. This speed, if maintained, would bring her to New Ytork late to night or early to-morrow morning. Ryndam Taking Much Water Boston, May 26.—A wireless mes sage to the naval radio station here stated that the passengers and part of the crew of the steamer Ryndam, transferred to the steamer Joseph J. Cuneo after t'.ie collision of the two vessels early to-day, later were put aboard the "battleship South Carolina. The Joseph J. Cunoe sailed from Bos ton last night for Baracoa, Cuba. The collision occurred shortly after 4 a. m. in latitude 40.12 north, longi tude 69.42 west. No details were given as to the circumstances of the accident or the nature of the damage sustained 'by either vessel, except that the Ryndam was making considerable water. Calls for assistance wore an swered by several steamers and by the South Carolina and other United States battleships. The transfer of passen gers and part of the crew occupied about an hour and was accomplished without mishap. The Ryndam then headed for New York at a speed of seven knots ?n hour with the Cuneo close behind. The South Carolina came up with the two vessels soon after 7 o'clock. At the request of Captain A. M. Aamod, of the Cuneo, the persons taken from the Ryndam were transferred to the battleship. The messages received did not state at vhat port the South Caro lina would land them, but it was thought that she might convoy tho Ryndam to New York. Only Six Americans on Ryndam New York, May 26. —The Ryndam's cargo consisted chiefly of foodstuffs and was valued at approximately $1,000,- 000. The bulk of her shipments were consigned to the Netherlands overseas trust at Rotterdam. The list included 266,000 bushels of corn, 5,000 bags of flour, 600 cases of linseed oil, 200 bales of cotton, 300 kegs of wire nails and fifteen boxes of corrugated sheet iron. It was said that most of her passen gers were Europeans returning home and that only a few were Americans. The owners of the Joseph Cueno said that she carried no passengers and that her crew consisted of twenty men. She ] is a small tramp steamer plying in the | fruit trade between Boston and the West Indies. So far as could be learned the cabin passengers included only six Americans as follows: Mrs. Martha Daly, of New York; Miss Crete Egerero, of Baltimore; Miss Wilhelmina A. Engle, of Boston; Mrs. Martha Hebel, of this city; Henry L. Van Praag, of this city, and Paul Kubein, of Philadelphia. Holds Filling With Water New York, May 26.—A wireless message from Captain Peuvel, of the Ryndam, made public by the Holland- American Line at 9 o 'clock and re ceived by them less than an hour be fore, said: "One hundred and fifty miles from Ambrose. Hold 5 full of water, hold 6 water gaining. Engine room water, we- can mastei. Am proceeding 13 miles speed. Passengers and 160 crew safely on board Cuneo. American squadron standing by." Apparently Captain Peuvel was not aware when he sent this message that the passengers had been retransferred from the Cuneo to the battleship South Carolina. The number of passengers aboard the Ryndam, it was announced at the office of the line to-day, was 77, of whom 20 were in the "first cabin, 34 in the second and 23 in the third. The crew numbered 200. Steamers Collided in Dense Fog Boston, May 26.—Other messages from the warships stated that the steamers collided during a thick fog. The Cuneo 'r bows were smashed in badly. At 9 a. m. the Ryndam, convoyed by tho Cuneo and the battleships South Carolina, Texas and Louisiana, was steaming towards New York at a speed of 13 knots an hour. The water was said to be rising rapidly in her hold. Warship Has 250 From the Ryndam Washington, May 26.—The battle ship South Carolina wirelessed the Navy Department to-day that she had 250 persons from the Ryndam on board and expects to land them in New York to night. $2,000 Damage Suit Against Steelton The Borough of Steelton to-day was made the defendant in a $2,000 dam age suit brought 'by Robert Stucker, counsel for Marie Ball. The plaintiff declares she tripped l over the valve of a water line that was protruding from the pavement and fell sustaining a fracture of the knee cap on her right leg. The accident happened in fironfof 154 Ridge street on December 14, last. CHILDREN JKED HOMES County Aid Society Took in Seventy More During I*l4 Than Preceding Year At the annual meeting last night of the Children 'i Aid Society ot Dauphin County, at the Public Library hall, an address was made by J. B. Byall, of Philadelphia, on model treatment of poor children. The report for the past years iucluded the following: During the year 1913 the society took in 79 children, during the year 1914, 149, making an increase or 70 children, and it is becoming the general concensus of opinion that family life for homeless and neglected children ia most beneficial and to be desired. The society believes that normal children should be removed from institutions and given a chance in a family home. The number of children in care of the society at the present time was given as 339. The reports of the various committees showed efficient work of each during the year. Frank Brady, retiring treas urer, reported expenditures of $5,411.35 for the present year, with receipts about $144 less. Contributions totaled $2,147.31 from various sources, while the Directors of the Poor and relatives and friends were responsible for the receipt of $2,276.09. Omeers chosen were: President, Mrs. George Kunkel; first vice presi dent, Mrs. Francis Jordan Hall; second vice president, Mrs. Morris Jacobson; secretary, Miss Elizabeth Bailey; treasurer, Vance C. McCormick. PLACE THE BLJIMEONDEMMA Prisoner Escapes Ambulance Driver in Police Station—"Coppers" Say He Must Make Up Fine Quite a joke is vogue around po lice headquarters to-day on "Joe" Demma, Harrisburg's ambulance driv er, who permitted a prisoner to escape from him in the police station yester day. It all happened when J. W. Sollway, a jitney driver, was fined $2 at a hear ing before Mayor Royal yesterday, charged with violating the traffic law. As Sollway did not have the money with him, the Mayor sent Demma and the violator to hunt his employer. In a short time Demma returned with his prisoner, but without the $2. When he turned to talk to some other '' cop pers" assembled in the docket room Sollway made his escape. Now the police say that Demma will have to stand responsible for the $2, unless he's lucky enough to get the fugitive. During the police hearing yesterday three other traffic violators were up before the Mayor, among them being Leßoy Messimer, upon whom a fine of $lO was imposed. This money was turned over to the State, as his offense was one that does not come under the city traffic ordinance. Messimer was charged with driving a jitney on a deal er's license, which is a State violation. Two other jitney drivers were also heard. One of them, J. P. Houser, was fined $3, while I. J. Halton was dis missed, having committed minor of fense. VENDORS' LICENSES JUNE 4 • Ordinance Adopted Yesterday Will Be Effective on That Date The ordinance adopted by the City Commissioners yesterday providing that street venders be required to wear badges indicating the lines of business in which they are engaged will become a city law on June 4 and the City Treasurer now is preparing to order the necessary badges. The importance of this bill has been pointed out by Harry D. Reel, City Sealer of Weights and Measures, who recommended its adop tion. The badges will contain numbers and must be worn conspicuously so that they may be observed by the patrons of the vendors. Persons who may have complaints to lodge against the vendors then need only take the license num ber and report to the City Sealer. These licenses will be good for one year only and must be renewed on or before the first Monday of April each year. TO OPEN l'L AY PLOTS JUNE 21 Park Commissioner Will Announce the Instructors Next Week Harrisburg parks and playgrounds likely will be formally opened to the public on Monday, June 21, so Park Commissioner Taylor announced to-day. The schools oi the city will close a few days before that date, so that there likely will be a large turnout on the playgrounds on the opening day. George VV. Hill, playground supervis or, and Park Commissioner Taylor now are considering the list of applicants for positions as playground instructors and expect to announce their selections early next week. PROHIBITION PREDICTED Ex-Governor M. R. Patterson, of Tennessee, spoke last night at the Pine Street Presbyterian church under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Anti-Sa loon League. He declared that there aro twenty-eight states that would rati fy a prohibition amendment to-morrow if 'Congress would! pass the proposal for ratification. Dr. Swadener, another speaker, pre dicted that within five years there will be national prohibition in the United States. The speakers are preparing the way for the Flying Squadron which is to open meetings in this city to-morrow afternoon, continuing Friday and Sat urday. Paul Van Horn to Plead Guilty Pi'ul Van Horn, of Williamsport, who was arrested in this city January 25, by City Detective Murnanc, on a charge of murdering, Mary Jane Ful mer, an old woman living in Williams port, will enter a plea ot' guilty at the Williamsport court on Monday. The court will fix the penalty. Detective Murnane has been subpoenaed to ap pear as a witness. Coke Company Starts Idle Ovens By Associated Press. . Connellsville, May 2'6.—The H. C. Frick Coke Company to-day fired 860 idle ovens making "1,100 ovens fired withiw the past week. There are now 112,895 ovene in operations in the Con nellsville region, all of them oil six days a week. Birth Is Announced Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Dietz, 1531 Ber ryhill street, announce the birth of a son, Robert Charles, on the 25 th inst. CAPITOL 31 DECISIONS HANBED DOWN BY SUPREME COURT Adjourned To-day After Hearing Argu ments Since Monday—Expect to Fix a Time For Argument In Ooal Tax Cases The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, which has been in session since Mon day, to-day handed down thirty-ono decisions in a brief session just beforo adjournment until June, it was ex pected that this afternoon the time for the argument in the coal tax cases would be set. Decisions were announced as fol lows: By Chief Justice Brown —Bigelow vs. Ktelly, Luzerne, affirmed; per curiam, Louig, executor vs. Morrow, Fayette, dismissed; Reid estate, North umberland, affirmed; Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron vs. Northamp ton County Commissioners, dismissed; Tax Collector, North Union township, Fayette, dismissed; Hutton vs. Altland, executor, York, dismissed; Strickler estate, Fayette, dismissed; Allison vs. ■Fly Water Wheel Company, York, af firmed; Hill estate, Lancaster, dismiss ed; Fuller estate, Fayette, dismissed; Cowsill vs. Vipond Construction Com pany, Blair, dismissed; Smith estate, Philadelphia, dismissed. By Justice Potter—-Short vs. Carbondale, Lacka wanna, reversed; Frysingcr vs. Phila j delphia Rapid Transit, reversed. By Justice Elkin—Hoffman vs. Philadel phia. judgment reversed; Central Penn sylvania Lumber and Elk Tanning vs. Bristol, ot al., Potter, affirmed; York Water Co. vs. City of York, affirmed. By Justice Frazer—McColum vs. Pennsylvania Coal, Luzerue, affirmed; Beedy vs. Nypano Railroad, Crawford, affirmed; Haile vs. Shamokin Brewing Co., Northumberland, affirmed. By Jus tice von Moschzisker—Cohn vs. Phila delphia Rapid Transit, affirmed; Tona baugh vs. Pittsburgh Railways Co., Allegheny, affirmed; Bringhurst estate, Philadelphia, affirmed; Acker vs. Sun der, Philadelphia, affirmed. By Justice Stewart—Frazier vs. Scranton Gas and Water Co., Lackawanna, ffirmed; Commonwealth ex rae vs. Dallas, et al., Chester, reversed; Schifalaequa vs. At lantic City Railways, reversed; Church vs. Lackawanna Railroad, Columbia, affirmed. By Justice Mestrezat—Fas eitt, guardian, Northampton, modified and affirmed; Borough Shamokin ve. Helt, Northampton, affirmed; Hamil ton vs. Fleck, Philadelphia, reversed. PARDON BOARD MEETS Hear Argument on Commutation of Death Sentence of George H. March The Board of Pardons to-day over ruled the motion to continue the appli cation for commutation of the death sentence of George H. March, in Dela ware county. Objection has been made by the District Attorney. Argu ment was had and the ease will be de cided to-night. The board met in the Senate Cham ber, the Supreme Court hamber, the usual meeting place of that body, be ing used by the Supreme Court. Independence Day Commission Governor Brumbaugh yesterdav ap pointed ten members of the Independ ence Day Celebration Commission, as follows: Charles A. Ambler, Mont gomery; C. Tyson Kratz, Norristown; Richard Y. Cook, Darby; Otto T. Mai lery, George I. Merrill, Frank Van" Ro den, William S. Vare and James A. Dunn, all of Philadelphia. * Governor Completes Stuff By the appointment of J. Benton Long, of Ridgway, as lieutenant colonel Governor Brumbaugh has completed his military staff. Samuel D. Foster, for mer chief engineer of the Highway De partment, has been appointed a captain and has been assigned to the First brigade. Architects Want to Build Chapels Since the passage of a bill in the Legislature allowing the State Health Department to accept bequests of chap els at Cresson and Hamburg, the de partment offices on the Hill have been besieged with architects who are anx ious to build the chapels. The be quests have not yet been made, accord ing to attaches of the department to day. Dr. Dixon Starts Fourth Term Dr. Samuel G. Dixon, State Health Commissioner under Governors Penny packer, Stuart and Tener, yesterday took the oath of office for his fourth term. Lay Off Extra Auto Clerks Extra clerks, who have been em ployed in the automobile registration division of the State Highway Depart ment, have beon laid off, because work of this kind for the# year has been greatly lessened as most of the licenses have been granted. Received Bids on Cresson Addition Bids were received until noon to day at the Philadelphia office of the State Health Department for the con struction of the proposed l west wing at the Cresson sanitarium. TO HOLD MEMORIAL SERVICE Spanish War Vets Will Honor Deceased Comrades Sunday E. H. Ganriol, commander of Harris burg Camp No. 8, United Spanish- American War Veterans, has issued or ders to members relative to Memorial Day exercises On Sunday morning the members will gather in the camp rooms and march in a body to the Harrisburg cemetery, where they will assist the committee in placing flags and markers on the departed members' graves. The memorial service will be held in the afternoon, when all members are requested to meet at Thirteenth and State streets and march in a body to the cemetery. On Monday the mem bers will meet at 1 o'clock to take part in the G. A. R. memorial Day parade. A Lpecial committee of the camp will also be held Friday night to complete finai arrangements. Bowman's Plan to Name It "Taylor" Park Commissioner M. Harvey Tay lor this afternoon disclaimed responsi bility for the plan to name a stretch of highway leading up to the W. S. Harris plots on Allison Hill the "Tay lor Boulevard." Commissioner Bow man yesterday sponsored an ordinance giving the boulevard that "handle" and, while Taylor said he does not care to make a "big fuss" about the mat ter, he may ask Bowman to amend the ordinance and change the name. COURT HOUSE WANT DETENTION BOISE Comnty Commissioners Again Urged to Establish Hon* la the City The County Commissioners again were urged to establish a House of De tention where youngsters who violate the criminal laws may be kept pend ing court action although the county heads deferred action saying they are not yet prepared to finance the project. The appeal was presented by represen tatives of the Civic Club and the Chil dren '9 Aid Society includimg Mrs. Ly man D. Gilbert, Miss Rachel Pollock, Miss Anna McCoimick and Mrs. Fran cis Jordan Hall. Award Pipe Contract The contract for furnishing the county with 290 feet of corrugated iron pipe to be used in eliminating "breakers" from the road' crossing Peters mountain was awarded by the Commissioners at noon to-day to H. H. Fortney, of Newport. His bid was 54 cents a foot. Other bidders were A. M. Smith, Halifax, 60 cents; A. L. Greenberg Iron Company, 72 cents and W. F. Shoemaker, Hunimelstown, 72 cents. To Defend Divorce Suit Eva Reinhart, wife of Weimer W. Reinhart, this morning filed notiee in court of her intention to defend her husband','s suit for a divorce. Through her counsel Robert T. Fox she obtained rules on the husband requiring him to file a bill of particulars—detailed state ment of his cause of action and also de manding alimony. Letters of Administrators Letters of administration 011 the es tate of Uriah C. Keeney, late of South Hanover township, were issued by Reg ister of Wills Danner this morning to Jennie C. Keenev, the widow. * Divorced In March, to Wed Again • Divorced on March 10, last, Jessie R. 'Stenee, 21 years old, of this city, this morning obtained a marriage li cense to wed Daniel H. Hetrick, also of Harrisburg. Other marriage licenses taken out this morning included the fol lowing: Blair Coleman and Margaret Dodd, Wiconisco; Fred ,8. Steely, Lin glestown, and Daisy Umholtz, Gratz; Nile L. Reed' and Alice M. Zeigler, York county. Will Deliver Oration Attorney William L. Loeser. of this city, will deliver the commencement oration at the Emaus High School, Le high county, June 2. Wants Pay for Fingers Two fingers that Lincoln Sherk, a young butcher's apprentice, had man gled while he was grinding meat in the shop of Charles W. Schaeffer, are the basis for a suit filed yesterday against Schaeffer. Sherk wants $5,000 for the loss of the fingers. STRONG PARTPLAYED BY WOMEN IN THE GREAT WAR European Women Build Monument to Sex By Courage and Usefulness— Equal Suffrage Is a "Far Cry" For Them Now Equal suffrage is a "far cry" for the women of Europe, but perhaps they feel no need of it inasmuch as they are the good left arm of the warring nations and took up the work of men right where the men left off at home, or shouldered a igun in the Balkans when necessary, but not least of all their work ministered to the sick, wounded and dying in the crowded hospitals of the vast armies. The usual feminine thoughts of do mesticity or adornment changed in a day to a resoluteness and Spartan courage inbred for hundreds of years by bygone generations of strife, and they took the field with the same eclat and determination as their uni formed husibands, lovers, sons and brothers. Many an ex-soldier to-day owes his 'life to the patient ministerings of some woman nurse in an improvised hospital, lacking the bare comforts of life, not to mention the missing luxuries of the sick room, and to these women, whethor at home or with the armies, Europe owes a debt as ijreat or greater than the debt she owes her soldiers. The work of women in the titanic struggle of Europe is clearly shown in Abbot's great book, "The Nations at War," which is beinig offered to readers of the Star-Independent for the mere tbook right and handling feo of 98 cents. It is a $3 volume, size 8 by 10 1-2 inches, elegantly bound and profusely illustrated with more than 463 actual photographs. Twenty full ■page color plates of the most striking scenes of the great struggle are con tained herein, as well as maps and double page illustrations of details of major importance. Almost 400 pages of compact, truthful reports, informa tion and facets carrying the reader from the underlying causes of tho war clear through the first six months of the • fighting (the most important months) will clear the reader's mind of the many contradictions, sophistries and false rumors which have impreg nated the news reports through tho medium of the censors. A limited numlber of books from the first edition was reserved for the Star-Independent readers, but the heavy demand has made such inroads on the supply that those who have not secured a volume at this presentation expense figure should lose no time in doing so.—Adv* Police Get New Motorcycles The two new Indian motorcycles for Policemen Fetrow and Schelhas were turned over to the Harrisburg police department yesterday by the West End Motorcycle Company. Fetrow started riding his machine yesterday, while Schelhas will wait a few days until his injnred hand 'becomes somewhat im proved, which he received when strui'k by an automobile at Third and Clinton streets about a week ago. The machines are of the latest model, built especial ly for police work and so constructed to run at a low speed of four miles an hour and as high <as 70 miles an hour. Sr. Mullowney Transferred Dr. John J. Mullowney, of the State Department of Health, has been trans ferred from the Philadelphia to the Dauphin County Medical Society, ac cording to announcement in the June number of tho "Dauphin Medical Academician." FINANCE TORPEDOING OF U. S. SHIP CAUSES DECLINE 111 STOCKS Recovery Which FoUowed Early Period of Heaviness Suddenly Reversed Be fore End of First Hour—Another Moderate Bally, However By Associated Press. New York, May 26—Wall Street. —'Further heaviness in war contract shares marked today's early dealings on the Stock Exchange. New York Air 'brake declined four (Mints and losses of one to two points were scored bv Pressed, Steel Car, Crucible Steei, Westinghouse and kindred issues. Can adian Pacific was heaviest of the high priced railways, losing 1 1-2 with ma terial recessions in Union Pacific and Reading. Interborough common and •pfd. were the only exceptions to the general tendency rising 2 points. A moderate rally ensued before the end of the half hour. The recovery which followed the early period of heaviness was suddenly reversed before the end of the first hour. Confirmation of the reported tor pedoing of an American ship off the Irish coast precipitated declines of from 1 to 3 points mainTv in war spe cialties. While the news gave rise to renewed apprehension respecting inter national conditions, no disorder ac companied the setback which was ar rested 'by prompt support. The liqui dated condition of the market also served to offer resistance to bear pres sure. Before noon another moderate rally resulted in a further readjust ment of prices on a minimum of deal ings. Bonds were steady. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE QUOTATIONS Furnished by E. S. Goshorn, 208-2OU Arcade Building, 211* Walnut Street New York, May 26. Open. Close. Alaska Gold Mines ~ . 24% 24% Amal Copper . . 66% 65 Amer Beet Sugar . 4545 American Can 36% 36% do pfd 96% 96% Am Car and Foundry Co 51'4 51 «/i Am Cotton "Oil 4 6 4 6 Am Ice Securities .... 29 29Vi Amer Loco 1.. . 47 45% Amer Smelting ....... 6 64% American Sugar ...... 104 101 Amer Tel and Tel .... 119 118% Anaconda 31% 31 Baltimore and Ohio .. 72 71% Bethlehem Steel 139 137% Canadian Pacific .... 158% 1,58 Central Leather 36 35% Chesapeake and Ohio .. 40 40 Chino Con Copper .... 44% 44% Col Fuel and Iron .... 30 29% Distilling Securities ... 16 16 Erie 25% 25 Erie, Ist pfd 40 39% General Elentrie C 0... 150% 150% Goodrich B F 43% 42% Great Nor pfd 118% 11" Great Nor Ore subs .. 31% 31% Interboro Met 70% 72 Interboro 'Met pfd .... 21% 21% Lehigh Valley 140% 140% 'Mex Petroleum 68% 67% Missouri Pac 12% 12% (National 'Lead 60 59% iNew York Central ... 84% 84% NY, N Hand H 62% 63 Northern Pac 103% 103%j Pacific Mail 22 24% Petina B 4 . 107 107% Pittsburgh Coal 22 21% Press Steel Car ...... 43 44% Ray Con. Copper 23% 23% Reading 142% 142 Repub. Iron and Steel . 28 27% do pfd 83% 83% Southern Pacific 88 87% Southern Ry ~ 16% 16% Tennessee Oopper 33% 33 Union Pacific 126 125% U. S. Rubber 63% 62% U. S. Steel 54 53% do pfd 106 105'/, Utah Copper 64% 60% W. U. Telegraph 66% 66 Westinghouse Mfg. .. . 93% 92% Chicago Board of Trade Closing Chicago, May 26. —Close: Wheat—May, 160%; July, 126%. Corn—July, 75%; Sept., 76%. Oats —July, 50%; Sept., 44'/,. Pork—July, 18.12; Sept., 18.47. Lard—July, 9.80; Sept., 10.02. Rit>s—July, 10.5 7; Sept., 10.85. Decoration Day at Postofflce Postmaster Sites announced to-day that on Decoration Day, Monday, the main postoffiee and Hill and Maclay stations \vill be closed from 10 a. m. to 12 p. m. and that all carriers will make their 7.15 a. in. delivery and col lection and the 5.40, 7.30 and 10.30 p. m. collections. Mrs. Emma Boak Mrs. Emma Boag,*a former resident of this city, died yesterday at her home in Mahanoy City, where she had re sided for the past three years. The body will be brought to this city and services held at the funeral chapel of F. C. Neely, 908 North Second street, Thursday evening at 7.15 o'clock. The services will be in charge of the Rev. Dr. William N. Yates, pastor of the (Fourth Street Church of God. Final services will 'be held at Anderson, York county, Friday morning at 10.30 o'clock, where interment will take place. Joseph E. Drawbaugh The funeral of Joseph E. Drawbaugh, who died Sunday at his home, 1323 Thompson street, was held this after noon at 2 o'clock from his home, the Rev. Clayton Albert Smucker, pastor of Stevens M. E. church, officiated. Inter ment was in Shoop's church cemetery. Mrs. Anna M. Charters The funeral of Mrs. Anna Morrison Charters, who died at her home, 39 North Sixteenth street, will be held from her home Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. The body will be taken to Duncannon Friday morning for inter* nient. Thank Tech Students The Directors of the Poor unani mously adopted a resolution this morn ing extending their thanks to the eight Technical High School students who did some engineering work for the county and saved the Directors some thing like S6O. The students have supplied the Directors with a blue print of their surveys and this will be framed and hung in the board's office in the Court House.' Copies of the resolution will be sent to the following students: John Todd, Charles Chayne, Glenn Melville, F. A. Metzler, John Yoder, Harry Wagner, James Miller and Sam uel Mcllhenny.