Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, February 03, 1914, Image 1

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    Herrisburg Pa . ~••• ' "
Murphy's Friends in New York Want
Says Commissioners Should Not
Allow Personal Feeling to
Enter Work
Would Extend Fire Limits; Wants
Workhouse and Place to Lodge
What the Mayor Asks
in Annual Message
t: I i 111 inn t ion of politic* 111 Ailing
Ten more patrolmen.
Placing of I'iillcf Department
11n»lor civil wnliT,
Erect ion or detentlon rrllii.
Krectlon of norkhouar jointly
iillli county.
Kxtennloii of nro and ctnwter light
ing nrca.
Streft Hlgnw on every mrirr.
Paid tire department.
Humiliation of nilnlnium natrr
Adoption of Comment nyntem for
milking II»*CNKIIIC nt*.
Elimination of electric ntreet
Appointment of two anslwtant
officer* and nurse,
Mayor John K. Royal surprised
city council to-day by reading his an
nual message now long due.
The Mayor raps certain phases of
the commission form of government,
saying the commissioners should not
allow personal desire or anything of
a political nature to enter "into the
workings of the various departments,
and makes various recommendations
among the more important of which
is one urging the appointment of ten
more patrolmen and the establishing
of civil service in the police depart
The Mayor's message ends up with
the following opinion on the com
mission form of government and cer
tain procedures 011 the part of city
"The present form of government
is 011 trial and it is the duty of each
one of us to do his utmost to make it
a success.
"Wo should not allow personal de
sire, or ambition, to becloud our judg
ment and above all nothing of a po
litical nature should enter our delib
erations or the management of the
several departments.
"Differences of opinion are bound
to occur, but these differences should
not lead to dissensions that may mar
the harmony of the body.
"We must remember that we, as
well as the form of government, are
on trial and our actions will be care
fully scanned by the taxpayer, hence
let our actions be such that should
the law not be a success we cannot
be censured for its failure."
Mayor's Recommendations
Among the Mayor's recommenda
tions are the following:
"TIIO appointment of ten more pa
trolmen along with Mime form or civil
service whereby tenure of office should
rest alone on efficiency and good be
havior. As it is at the present time
there is not much incentive for a pa
trolman to he efficient, not knowing
when he is going to lose his position.
1 can say the present force taken as
a whole is the best Harrisburg ever
had. but it is too small."
"The establishing of a place for de
tention of prisoners and lodgers. At
present we are obliged to take care
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Men in Salvation Army
Home Overcome by Smoke
St. John, N. P., Feb. 3.—Several
men overcome by smoke were carried
unconscious from the burning Salva
tion Army lodging house here early
to-day. Many others among the
seventy-five lodgers, forced into the
street lightly clad, suffered severely
from exposure. There was no loss of
life. The seven-story building was
Late News Bulletins
In Federal Court this
exceptions filed against the sale of the Neranton Tribune and Truth
Newspai>ers now in the hands of the receivers, the date of the sale lie
ing March 10. Briefs were presented and Judge Witnier will an
nounce his decision later.
Despondent because or long Illness. Maurice Gearing, aged 55, a
farmer of llanoverdale, South Hanover township, to-day, committed
suicide by hanging himself to a beam in his barn. Gearing's lifeless
body was found by a son.
West t'airview last evening agreed with the State to build a quar
ter mile of brick road from the Northern Central bridge at the upper
end of town to Pyne's corner. The supervisors of the township*will
meet to-night to consider the extension of the paving toward Enola.
Washington, I eb. —All the Asiatic exclusion amendments were
knocked out or the immigration bill after a hot debate, in which Re
pubUcans and Democrats united in urging their defeat and the Republi
cans ap|>culcd to the Democrats to leave the Asiatic problem free rrom
legislation entangl its. while President Wilson and Secretary Brvan
were treating it diplomatically.
Juarez. Me*., Feb. 3. —A warning was issued by General Fran*
Cisco \ ilia to-day that all Spaniards captured in Torreon campaign will
be shot. *
Sioux City. lowa. Feb. 3.—-George 1). P-Vklns, editor and publisher
or the Sioux City Journal ror 45 years, ilfed here to-day. Mr. Perkins
years old. Mr. Perkins was prominent in the <-otiiicils or the Re
publican party and had served rour terms in congress rrom the
Eleventh lowa district—lß9l to 1899.
Trenton, X. J.. Feb. 3.—The House to-day passed, 19 to -I the reso
lution for a constitutional amendment extending the rhrht or suffrage
to women. The resolution will now go to the Senate, ir that bodv
adopts It the resolution will liavt to Ik- passed again bv the next lecis
laturc before it can be submitted to a vote or the people.
Washington, Feb. 3—AIS Asiatic exclusion amendments to the im
migration bill were dclcated to-da > in the House The
amendment was beaten 103 to 51 after an overwhelming defeat of a
similar amendment by Representative Raker.
Washington, Feb. 3.—To expedite Alaskan railroad legislation the
House Rules Committee to-day renortcd a special rule to substitute the
Chamberlain government ownership railroad hill, already passed the
Senate, for the Wickersliam bill, under consideration In the House.
M"?'. 11 *' —Amal. Copper, 77%; American Sugar,oß%:
Atchison. 9914 ; Baltimore & Ohio, 95: Brooklyn R. T., 91 : Canadian
3 1 ?.' & Ohio. 07y H : Pennsylvania Railroad, 113k,-
l/chlgh \ alley. ].>&: New Central. 9I?„: Northern Pacific H7.v-
I Reading. 168%: Southern Pacific, 98}»: Union Pacific, J•' I
I States Steel, 66'4. ' *' 1 n,,wl
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Action of National Democratic
Gab to Be Carried to
Club President Declares Proceed
ing of Organization Was
AVA Illegal
F ;
Py Associattd Prist
New York, Feb. 3. Friends of
Charles F. Murphy, whose retirement
as leader of Tammany Hall Is de
manded in a resolution adopted last
night by the National Democratic
Club to-day announced their intention
of appealing to the board of governors
of the club on the ground that the aye
and nay vote was illegal.
Thomas F. Smith, secretary of
Tammany Hall, who with other
friends of Murphy fought the resolu
tion and the method of its adoption,
denounced the action of Edward F.
O'Dwyer, president of the club, In re
fusing to put the question to a rising
vote as "the worst instance of boss
rule I ever law."
The whole proceeding was Illegal
Smith declared and he said the mat
ter would be taken before the board
of governors in the form of a protest.
It was also announced that another
meeting of the club will probably be
called and an attempt made to re
scind the action taken last night, or
declare it illegal.
Only 125 Present
The full membership of the club Is
725. Only 125 attended the meeting
last night. The board of governors
consists of twenty-four men, most of
them independent Democrats. Among
theni are Thomas F. Smith. Judge
Warren W. Foster, Nathan Strauss.
Richard Croker and Richard Croker.
The attack on the resolution, Smith
announced would be based on a pro
vision of the clubs bylaws which, he
said, state that the club shall take no
action on State or municipal politics.
The resolution presented by Presi
dent O'Dwyer and which friends of
Murphy contend was illegally adopt
ed follows:
"Revolved, That we favor the im
mediate reorganization of the Dem
ocratic State committee and of the
county committee in the greater city:
we are opposed to the leadership of
Charles F. Murphy and declare our
belief that the interests of the Demo
cratic party, its future prestige anil
success demands his immediate re
tirement from all participation in
party affairs."
President Favors State
Control of Water Powers
Washington, D. C., Feb. 3. —Presi-
dent Wilson, will shortly outline his
policy relative to the control of water
powers on navigable streams. Demo
cratic leaders expect the President to
take a position on this question that
will bring his Administration into
sharp conflict with the school of con
servationists headed 'by Gifford Pin
The President's policy, it is under
stood. will be favorable to State con
trol of such public works. Unless
there is a change of attitude he will
express disapproval of the proposal
made by 51 r. Pinchot and those asso
ciated with him that water powers
built in streams over which the Fed
eral government exercises jurisdiction
shall be taxed.
Special to The Telegraph
Metuchen. N. J., Feb. 3.—The will
of James Weaver Sterrv, who died
here January 3, has been probated by
Surrogate Clayton. The entire estate,
which is valued at $1,000,000, is be
queathed '.D his brother, William De
wltt Sterr.v, of Roselle, N. J., with
the exception of $5,000, which goes to
the testator's cousin, Harriett Sterry
X'ark, of New York.
Citizen Soldiers Will Repeat Charge
Made by British 100
Years Ago
Militiamen From Other States of
East Will Be Ready to De
fend Washington
By Associated Frtss
Washington. I). C., Feb. 3. —The na
tional capital will be attacked next
summer by citizen soldiers during the
maneuvers to be held here then. One
hundred years ago next September
Washington was attacked by the Brit
ish. During the coming summer the
attacking party will be the 10,000
members of the Pennsylvania National
Guard. The capital will be defended
by the militiamen of Maryland, Dela
ware, Virginia and West Virginia, re
inforced by cavalrymen from Fort
Myer, Va. Twenty-five thousand sol
diers will participate in the maneu
vers, which are being planned by the
War Department through Brigadier-
General Mills, chief of militia affairs.
The date of the attack has not yet
been determined.
Boy, 2 Years Old, Sent
Home by Parcel Post
For Eighteen Cents
By Associated Press
Wellington, Kas., Feb. 3.—Mrs. E.
H. Staley, of this city, received her
2-year-old nephew by parcel post to
day from his grandmosther in Strat
ford, Okla.. where he had been left
for a visit three weeks ago. The boy
wore a tag about his neck showing it
had cost 18 cents to send him through
the mails. He was transported twen
ty-five miles by rural route before
reaching the railroad. He rode with
the mail clerks, shared his lunch with
them and arrived here in good condi
After Stealing Horse and Buggy
They Rob Dwelling and Break
Open Federal Building
Special to The Telegraph
Carlisle. Pa.. Feb. 3.—What are be
lieved to have been professional vegg
men made a wholesale clean-up and
easy getaway in Mount Holly Springs,
a small borough near here, early this
morning. The largest loss and dam
age occurred in the post office, the
door of which was forced open and
the safe looted.
It is believed that the yeggmen op
erated a little after 2 o'clock but the
discovery was not made until 6.15
o'clock when Miss Kranciscus, a clerk
in the post office, reported for work. ?
It appears that the pocturnal visi
tors first entered the stable of John
K. Garman, a butcher. There they
appropriated a horse and buggy, went
to the Mullln residence, where they
ransacked the house in order to ob
tain matresses and bed clothing. Miss
Alice Mullin Is the postmaster, an
office she has held for nearly three
After getting armfuls of bed
clothes, the yeggmen bored a hole In
the rear door of the post office build
ing In order to locate a sliding bold
that went into the middle of the jamb.
They missed the hole by about six
inches but with the use of a jimmy
pried open an entrance.
This morning, when an investigation
of the place was made, the bed clothes
were found all about the iron box.
The safe door had been blown open
and the box Itself had fallen over on
its side from the force of the explo
sion. It is beJieved that nitroglycerine
w.is used to crack it open. A canvas
of the town shows that it was done so
quietly that not a person in the town
heard any noise.
There was very little money in the
safe and only a few stamps. The
total loss is not known, but post office
inspectors are on the job.
This morning the horse and buggy
owned by Garman were found at
Craighead's Station and it is presumed
that the yeggmen made their getaway
on a freight along the Reading line.
1,000,000 Jews Oppose
Literacy Test Clause
By Associattd Prtss
| Springfield, Mass., Feb. 3.—A eom
i mlttee appointed by the convention of
B'nai B'rith, representing 1,000.000
j Jews, presented to President Wilson
i and members of Congress a resolution
opposing the rlause in the immigra
tion bill relative to the literacy test.
The resolution asks for the exemption
from the literacy test of "all aliens
i seeking admission to avoid religious
persecution, either through overt act
1 or by oppressive laws."
By Associated I'ress
j >jew York, Feb. 3.—The January
| importations of precious stones of all
! classes fell off $2,120,858 compared
•he same, month last year, ac-
I cording to figures made public by Wil
iium t.. Treadwell, government's
gem examiner at this port.
Services of All City Employes Under Clark Act
To Cease March 1, Under Resolution Presented in
City Council Today; Many Will Be Re-appointed
Fed His Wife Beans Until She
Fled to County Divorce Court
Got 'em For Breakfast, Dinner and Supper, She Says;
Then He Warmed Over What Was Left
Not only did Melvin Danner sleep
'till 9 o'clock most every morning,
but when his wife was ill and it was
Just naturally necessary for him to
prepare the meals, about all he fed
her was beans for breakfast, beans
for luncheon—and some more warmed
over for supper. And usually If theie
were any beans left, he warmed 'em
up the next morning for breakfast.
This in brief is only a portion of
the testimony offered in February di
vorce court this morning when Mrs.
Anna Danner sued her husband for
Governor Tener, His Staff and
Many Other Prominent Per
sons in Attendance
By Associated Press
Bellefonte, Pa., Feb. 3. More than
2,000 persons attended-the funeral of
General James A. Beaver, former Gov
ernor of Pennsylvania, to-day. In the
assemblage were Governor Tener and
his staff. State officials, three members
of the Superior Court, members of the
State College faculty and many old sol
diers who fought under the General
during the Civil War.
The body lay In state from 9 to lt>
o'clock in the Presbyterian Church, but
the time was too short for all to take
a last look.
The services were in charge of thi,
General's pastor, Or. George E. Hawes,
and were brief. There was no sermon,
only the regular church burial service.
A quartet sang the General's favorite
hymn, "bead, Kindly ljight." From the
church the body was taken to the
Union Cemetery.
Two Mail Deliveries
a Day Granted to
Riverside Residents
Two mail deliveries a day in River
side, affecting 500 people, began this
morning following an announcement
from Washington to Postmaster Sites
that liis request for additional service
to the suburb was allowed.
For many months the Riverside
folks have been asking for twice-a-day
service in place of the one-a-day visit i
of the rural deliveryman from the Ma
[clay street substation. This morning,
I following effort on the part of Post
master Sites to bring about better ser
vice, city carriers from the Maclay
street station made the first delivery
and this afternoon the residents of
Riverside will see the mailman a sec
ond time.
The matter was taken up several
months, ago at the town meetings of
Riverside, and a bl K ' petition was cir
culated. This petition was sent to
Washington with a recommendation
from Postmaster Sites, and the extra
L SUI vice was approved yesterday.
divorce. The case was one of half a
dozen tried before Judge Henry.
Another case that occupied Judge
Henry was the suit of George W.
Armpriester against his wife, Eliza
February divorce court, the largest
in several years, would be finished be
fore evening adjournment it was ex
pected to-day. While Judge Henry
was busy in No. 2 room, President
Judge Kunkel was equally busy in
No. 1 room and he disposed of at
least a dozen cases. The list included
forty-six hearings.
President Wilson Will Soon Issue
Proclamation Raising
By Associated Press
Washington, Feb. 3—President Wil
• son had decided to lift the embargo
on exportation of arms to Mexico.
A proclamation under the authority
of the congressional resolution of 1912
which will restore the status of the
1 arms question to where both Huerta
I forces and Constitutionalists may ex
port arms from the United States soon
will be issued from the White House.
, President Taft issued the proclama
tion which barred the exportation of
i arms to all sides on March 14, 1912.
He did that under the authority of a
• Joint congressional resolution which
■ empowered the President of the
' United States to take such action
i whenever he should find that "in any
■ American country, conditions of do
' mesfic violence exist which are pro
moted by the use of arms and muni
tions of war procured from the United
Park Superintendent
V. Grant Forrer Able
Leave the Hospital
II Park Superintendent V. Grant For
. | rer has returned from the Harrisburg
Hospital where he has been con
, | valescing from an operation for the
j last few weeks.
| The Park Superintendent is grad
ually regaining his strength and ex
pects to resume active Jurisdiction of
the parks within a few days. He will
likely be at his desk a part of to-day
and to-morrow.
By Associated Press
St. Petersburg, Feb. 3.—A relief ex
pedition to search the Arctic seas for
Lieutenant Sedoff, the Russian explor
er, who started for the North Pole
from Archangel in August 1912, is
being organized by the Russian gov
Plan Remonstrance Against All
New Applicants For Liquor
Permanent organization of the Dau
phin County No-lleense League will
be made at a meeting this afternoon
at the office of James W. Barker, in
the Masonic Temple.
The committee on organization is
composed of James A. Stranahan, tem
porary chairman of the league; James
W. Barker, representing the Sabbath
School Association; the Rev. Alfred
Kelly, of the Anti-saloon League; Mrs.
M. M. Steese, of the Women's Chris
tian Temperance Union; Benjamin
Whitman, of the Christian Endeavor
Union, and the Rev. John H. Daugh
erty, president of the Civic Council
of Harrisburg Churches.
I This committee will report the con
stitution and by-laws for the league
and will move their adoption. The
names of officers under the permanent
organization will be proposed in the
report, and the election will follow.
It is expected that the organization
will be followed by the making of
plans for remonstrance against ail
new applicants for liquor licenses filed
with the Dauphin County .Court.
Cassidy and Walter
Are Awaiting Sentence
By Associated Press
New York. Feb. 3.—Joseph Cassidy,
former Democratic leader of Queens
county, and Louis T. Walter, Jr., his
lieutenant, who were found guilty late
last night of conspiracy in selling a
nomination to the State Supreme Court
bench to William Willett, a former
congressman, are locked up in Ray
mond street jail to-day awaiting sen
tence. This, it is expected, will be
imposed to-morrow. The maximum
penalty is two years in prison and a
fine of $3,000. Ex-Congressman Wil
lett was convicted ten days ago of
buying the nomination for a Judge
All Night Hill Cars
Not Likely, Says Davis
Rumors heard to-day that the Har
risburg Railways Company would run
all night cars on Allison Hill were de
nied at the offices of the company this
morning by Felix Davis, superinten
dent of transportation.
Mr. l)avls said there has been no re
quest for such service, and thought no
action would be taken without a de
mand for service.
Mass Meeting Tonight on
Division Street Subway
Arguments in favor of the subway
under the tracks of the Pennsylvania
Railroad at Division street, will be pre
sented with stereoptlcon Illustrations at
a meeting of the West End Improve
ment League, to be held in the Curtln
Heights school building to-night.
The president of the West End body,
Robert A. Enders, will preside. The
meeting will start at 8 o'clock and will
be attended by committees from the
Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce and .
Municipal Leugue.
New Commission Plans to
Clear Decks For Thorough
Reorganization of Forces
Mr. Lynch Says Decapitation
Resolution Is Preparatory
to Serious Work of Year
March 1. 19H, is the day of days
for practically all, of tho municipal
employes of Harrisburg. On that date
their service will cease and determine
unless they are protected by acts of
Assembly or shall have been retained
by further action of the City Council.
Proceeding on the theory that it la
no more painful to cut off those who
are on the payroll by one swoop of the
ax than by the piecemeal method, a
resolution was presented at the weekly
session of the Council this afternoon
fixing the tenure of all boards, com
missions, officers and employes who
arc subject to the supervision and con
trol of the new commission govern
It is expected that, many of the mu
nicipal employes embraced in the reso
lution will be retained, but those who
are to get the pink slip will go on the
first of March.
The Resolution
Commissioner William H. Lynch in
troduced the decapitating resolution,
as follows:
Whereas, the Council on the
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For Harrlaliurg; and vicinityi Un
settled and warmer weather to
night, with lowest temperature
about 40 degrees; Wednesday fair
and eolder.
For Eastern Pennsylvania! Warmer
to-night, with oeeaalonal llKht
loeal rains i Wednesday fair,
eolder In west and north por
tions; moderate south shifting
to west winds.
The Sus<iuehnnna river and all its
tributaries will continue to fall,
except that higher temperature
Tuesday and Tuesday night may
release sufficient snow water to
start another rise In the Upper
West ilrnnch and possibly In the
Upper North Branch.
Temperaturei 8 a. m., .10; 2 p. m„ 38.
Mun i ltlses, T a. in. [ sets, 4:54
p. m.
Moon i Full moon, February 10, 2i3(J
p. m.
River Stagei 10.6 feet above low
water mark.
I'csterday's Weather
Highest temperature, 41.
I.owest temperature, 28.
Mean temperature, 34.
Normal temperature, 28.
Ira E. Heckman, Enola, and Carrie ML
Hefiebauver, Upper Mifflin township,
Cumberland county.
William Percy Myers, Mlddletown,
and Maude Brown Krosbel, Elizabeth-,
First City Zouaves
and City Grays History
With tliis evening's cliapter the
history or tlie First City Zouaves
and City Grays, which has been
running In the Telegraph since
October 28, 1918, Is brought to an
end. The entire series of articles
and cuts will he printed in book
form and will be sold to those who
wish to subscribe for copies of it.
Orders can be given to Sergeant
Philip German, secretary of the
First City Zouaves and City Grays
Veteran Association, 25 North
The Great
Great opportunity frequently
comes disguised as an incident.
What seems to be a little thing
often proves to be a turning
point in our lives.
Any day may bring the great
It is for those who have their
eyes open—to see and to seize it.
The day-today advertising In
live newspapers like the Tele
graph is the voice of opportunity
To-day's message Is to some
one—perhaps you. Have you
looked to see?
The news in the rest of the
newspaper has to do with things
that have happened. The mes
sage of the advertising conerns
the things that are about to hap
It Is the voice of the world's
work calling to live men and wo
men to come and Bliare in the
goods things provided.
If you have not been a reader
of the advertising, we urge you
to look through to-day's news
paper and see some of the in
teresting announcements.
Even If there is nothing that
especially appeals to you, you
will be the better Informed for
the reading.