Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, February 05, 1914, Image 1

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    Congressman Bremner, Who Underwent Radium Treatment For Cancer, Dies
Summing Party Finds Unbear
able Conditions in Sibletown
, Homes and Shops
Landlords Are to Blame in Many
Instances; Rentals Sur
prisingly High
Sick and alone in ft gloomy, damp
basement of an old house at 211
Mulberry street, Bartley Weitzel, a
Civil TVar veteran more than 80 years
old, was discovered yesterday by a
party Inspecting housing conditions in
the city.
Dr. J. M. J. Raunlck was making
his second trip through the city's
"'slums" when he came across the sick
old man.
Weitzel was dismissed from the
Harrlsburg hospital a week ago.
Since then the old man has been lying
In the bed in the cheerless room in
the basement of his former boarding
house, getting his meals at intervals
through the kindness of a fellow
boarder. He has a bad cough and
breathes with difficulty.
To-day one of the nurses from the
Visiting Nurses' Association called to
nee the man, and he will be given
medical attention. Efforts will be
made to have members of Post SS,
G. A. R., of which Weitzel is a mem
ber call to see htm and have him re
moved to another room.
"Too Damp," He Says
The old man Is dissatisfied with his
condition, and asked Dr. J. M. J.
Kaunlck to move him frum the base
"It's too damp in here sometimes."
he whispered in a husky voice. He
•ays he pays *3.50 a week for his
room and the meals that are brought
to him.
Hia pension is taken care of for him
by Alderman Caveny. Each month
the old man receives $22.50 and says
he takes it to the alderman for safe
The old soldier was just one in
atance of many bad conditions found
by the slumming party yesterday. Dr.
Raunick learned, however, that many
of the places visited in his first in
spection have been improved.
The man who lived in a cellar in!
Pouth street has moved his things to
the second floor, and he says "his
rheumatism is better."
Sibletown was invaded by the prob
ers and many filthy conditions were
uncovered. Hovels In which it seemed
Impossible that humans could exist
were everywhere in some sections.
Landlord* to Blame
In many Instances the landlords are
to blame for the conditions. Houses
are seldom repaired, no attempt to
Improve sanitary conditions is made,
and yet the rentals are surprisingly
high For a six-room house in North
Seventh street where plaster was fall
ing from the walls, and the roof was
about like a sieve, $9 a month was
paid. In a narrow alley the house
kept by an old colored aunty was
scrupulously clean and was badly in
need of a new roof, but "aunty" had
to pay $6 a month.
Orders to clean up were left by
Dr. Raunick at some of the places. At
611 Walnut street in the house owned
by Mrs. Dora Frank, a twenty-four
hour notice was served. Five minutes
after the order, brooms, hose and dust
cloths were flying in the hands of
Mrs. Frank and Mrs. Mary Miller, the
tenant. In this place, a "delicatessen
shop" was conducted on the first floor
and on the other two floors were
lodging rooms, with little furniture
and much dirt and foul smells. Out
side of this house, a board shack
had been put up along the wall. A
tiny dirty room, four feet wide and
ten feet long was the home for a
man. A bed, an old stove, covered
with fllthy cooking utensils and a
chair were the furnishings. A door
and two windows, in which old clothes
took the place of glass did more to
keep out light and air than to let It
In. This place was ordered vacated.
Late News Bulletins
Chicago, Feb. s.—Official registration figures announced to-day by
the election <-omniissioners indicated that 158.02(1 women registered
Tuesday in Chicago.
Washington, Feb. s.—l*resident Wilson announced to-day that he
would use every legitimate influence at hi* dis|*>sal to have repealed the
provision of the Panama canal act exempting American coastwise ves
sels from t" *e payment of toUs.
Nogales, Ariz.. Feb. 3.—Mazatlan, an important scacoast port in
the State of Sinaloa. fell into the bauds of Carranza's forces to-day, ac
cording to Information received in Nogales, Sonora, from rebel sources.
c »^ a^h s< % , « lv i 1 1 .45'5 ' * la " * v sightseeing automobile was struck by a
oeanoard Air Line train here to-day anil four persons arc* reported killed
or dangerously injured. Twenty-live persons are reported hurt.
. *ew 1 o»*k. Feb. r».—The fate of Hans Schmidt, accused of the mar
*" ,*V nna Aumuller, was placed in tho hands of a jury to-day for the
second time. At his former trial the jury disagreed.
.. Washington, Feb. s.—Monpialsir. one of the several candidates for
the presidency of Haiti, has arrived at Cape Ilaitlen on the German
steamer bat ora, but lias not Iwen allowed to land, according to Navy
Department dispatches to-day from Commander Bostwick, of tlie Nash
ville. Monplaisir tried to disembark at Port Au Prince, several days ago
but was refused permission. K '
m anf^ n r^u b e^7^^H te to°4 g£S.° f Imperlal Bank °' Gcp "
_ New York, Feb. s.—The market closed easy. Liquidation increased
the available supply of stocks and bear operators were active in search
spots. Declines of a point were made in Heading, Union
Pacific, Southern I aclHc and other representative slmres. Fractional re
coveries occurred in the final dealings a ' re
XX Copper, 77 % ; Atchison, 98% ; Baltimore
and Ohio. »4%; Brooklyn Rapid Trans., ; Canadian Pacific, 218®
Chesapeake andOhlo. ««%:P. R.R.. 112%; Lehigh Valley, 153 H,; New
Aork Central. 94; Aortliera Pacific, 117ti; Reading IB7V •
Pacific, 98; Union Pacific, 162%; U. S. A ' Southe ™
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Living conditions in t.he "slums" of the city are shown by the photographs above. Yesterday a party of city
officials visited Sibletown and other sections of Harrisburg and ordered the owners of hovels to clean up at once.
Thn upper left band etching shows the entrance to ola South alley, where a man was living In a cellar. The
upper right hand etching is a shack where a woman has lived alone for six years. Below Is seen the inside of
the "castle" of a white man at 511 Walnut street, for which a rental of $1.50 a week is charged.
Circular of Instructions Issued To
day by Provisional
> President
By Associated Press
Mexico City. Feb. 5. President
Huerta last night issued a decree au
thorizing an Increase in the army of
50.000 men.
Including irregulars, according to
official figures, this will bring the
available fighting force of the army up
to 239,000 men. President Huerta de
clares that he will begin an active
campaign immedlatley in all sections
of the country.
A circular of instructions was issued
to-day by Provisional President Huerta
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Sex Education and Domestic
Science in Schools Is Urged
by State Health Commissioner
Sex education under certain restric
tions in the public schools of the State
was advised by Dr. Samuel G. Dixon,
State Commissioner of Health, rather
than the portrayal of sex problems in
the theater In an address made to-day
at the nineteenth annual convention
of the school directors', department of
the State Educational Association.
Dr. Dixon also declared that an
educational system which lacks the
teaching of domestic science is de
ficient In the training of the mothers
and wives of the future.
The modern tendency in education,
he warned the directors, was toward
the development of the brain at the
expense of the body.
Giving his reason for favoring the
teaching of sex hygiene in the schools,
Dr. Dixon said the dangers of sexual
diseases should be taught by compe-
Trip, According to Announcement,
Could Be Made Within
Fifteen Hours
By Associated Press
New York, Feb. B.—The success of
Rodman Wanamaker's flying boat in
crossing the Atlantic ocean In a single
flight will depend almost entirely upon
its motor, according to aviators and
aeroplane constructors, who to-day let
it be known that other machines were
either in process of designing, or
building with a similar object in view.
[Continued on Page 9]
Murder Suspect Will
Return to Cleveland
By Associated Press
Wheeling, W. Va., Feb. 5. —Norman
Stanley, arrested here early to-day in
conectlon with the murder of Robert
Mercer, of Pittsburgh, whose body was
found burled in a shallow grave In
the basement of the new city hall In
Cleveland, decided later in the day to
return to Ohio without extradition
papers. When told that a charge of
murder had been entered against him
in Cleveland he said "I am in the
clear." He admitted he was with Mer
cer the night Mercer disappeared, and
said he would tell all he knew of that
night's happenings when the right
time came.
tent teachers rather than paraded be
fore the mixed audience of the the
300 Directors Hear Addresses
Dr. Dixon gave a talk filled with
valuable suggestions to the 300 school
directors here from all parts of the
State. He was one of four speakers
this afternoon. Dr. Nathan C. Schaef
fer, John Price Jackson and J. C.
Brown, president of the department,
Dr. Dixon said that a large factor
in the development of tuberculosis
among school children is physical ex
haustion from overstudy.
"They are often forced to sacrifice
their outdoor life necessary for the
growing child,'' he said. "Too often
children are forced to jeopardize their
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Taken to Dr. Kelly's Sanatorium
After Other Physicians
Worked in Vain
By Associated Press
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 51 Robert
Gunn Bremner, member of Congress
from the Seventh New Jersey district,
and editor of the Passaic Daily Her
ald, died to-day of cancer at a local
sanatorium where he had been under
going radium treatment since last De
cember. He had been suffering from
the disease for four years.
Mr. Bremner was 39 years old and
married but childless.
Mr. Bremner came to Dr. Howard
Kelly's sanatorium to try the radium
[Continued on Page 0]
With His Wooden Arm
He Cruelly Soaked 'er
in the Eye, Says Susie
Charged with hitting Susie Forsythe,
3 8 South Tenth street, in the eye with
his wooden right arm, Barney McGuire
was arrested yesterday. He will be
given a hearing before Alderman Mur
ray to-night.
In the information made by Susie
it is charged that Barney hit the com
plainant in the right eye with the flst
of his artificial right arm. Susie has
the black eye, which she will offer as
an exhibit at the hearing this evening. I
Much Better to Provide Transpor
tation Facilities by Lease Under
Commission Rule
Special to The Telegraph
Washington, Feb. s.—ln an address
before the House, Congressman
Kreider vigorously opposed the Sen
ate bill appropriating $40,000,000 for
experimental railroad building opera
tions in Alaska.
He made it clear that Alaska is,not
bottled up as it is made to appear,
but that its transportation facilities
on both land and water were ample
for its present requirements and Its
small population.
He said in part: "I approve of the
policy of the government in retain
ing absolute control of the coal and
mineral lands but advocate the adop
tion of a leasing system on a royalty
basis under the control of a commis
sion appointed for the purpose with
absolute ar>d well defined powers.
"I would also put the railroads un
der the control of the same commis
sion. Under such a policy the coun
try will be developed and railroads
[Continued on Page 11]
Hearing on Assessments Between
Machty and Division Sts.
Properties abutting in Front street
between Xtaclay and Division will be
assessed for the cost of paving the full
width of the highway, according to an
opinion on the subject given to City
Engineer Oowden yesterday by City
Solicitor Seitz.
The action is the result of the de
cision of the members of City Council
reached at the conference of a week
Interested owners may air their
opinions on the question before the
Engineer between 9 and 12 o'clock
tomorrow morning, notice to that
eftect having been advertised for the
last few weeks.
In addition to the owners of prop
erty abutting in Front between Maclay
and Division, those living in the fol
lowing streets will have an oppor
tunity to be heard on the question of
paving assessments too:
Penn street from Woodbine to Em
erald and Catherine street from Fif
teenth to Seventeenth streets.
Differs from Whitehall St. Problem
The city's proposed action to assess
abutting property owners for the cost
[Continued on Page 11]
White Girls Hidden
Between Flooring and
Ceiling of Chinese Den
By Associated Press
Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 5. While
seurchlrte a Chinese roominghouße in
Chinatown last night for opium
smokers, the police discovered three
white girls hidden between the ceiling
of the first story and flooring of the
second. The girls were crowded in a
small aperture, concealed by a false
ceiling, into which they had been
forced when the police entered the
building. At the police headquarters
the girls said they were all over 20
years of age. They refused to tell
how they came to be in the house or
to give any <nfor-nation against
Young Tick, a Chinese who resisted
the police while the raid was under
way, and who was arrested with them.
The police believe they found a Chi
nese white slave depot.
By Associated Press
New York, Feb. s.—The oil tank
steamer San Gregorio, in port to-day
from Rotterdam, reported that on
Monday evening a valve box in her
engineroom broke, filling the compart
ment with steam. William Kemp, an
engineer, was scalded to death and
three other members of the crew were
seriously burned. They were in the I
ship's hospital when the vessel came 1
In to-day.
Railroads May Issue
Passes to Families of
Employes, Is Ruling
Public Service Commission Decides That Free Transporta
tion Privileges Shall Not Be Curtailed by New Law;
in Accord With Governor Tener's Views; Good
News For Thousands of Railroadmen
The Public Service Commission to
day ruled that railroad companies may
issue free passes to their officers and
employes to be used for the transpor
tation of the dependent members of
the families of such officers and em
ployes. The ruling is strengthened by
the declaration that the granting of
these concessions will not be regarded
by the commission as a violation of
the provisions of the public service
company law.
It also ruled that the free trans
portation furnished by common car
William Draper Lewis Their Choice
For Governor; Kelly in
the Opening
Sentiment among the Washington
party chiefs gathered here for the
council of war this afternoon appears
to be all favorable to William Draper
Lewis for the gubernatorial nomi
nation and for Gilford Pinehot for
senator. The announcement from
Washington last night that Congress
man A. Mitchell Palmer would be the
senatorial candidate and that
ex-Mayor Vance C. McCormlek would
be put forward as the reorganizers'
candidate for Governor did not seem
to ruffle the Bull Moosers to any ex
tent, and if anything there was a feel
ing of relief that McCormlek and not
Palmer was going to be Lewis' oppo
nent. What was uppermost In the
minds of the men who talked In the
corridors of the hotels while awaiting
the arrival of William Flinn was
whether Edwin S. Stuart wouid stand
for Governor.
The main business before the coun
cil will be to get rid of Congressman
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Resolution Ending Suspense May
Be Presented Next Tues
day Afternoon
Who's who in the matter of mu
nicipal office jobs so far as the pro
visions of the Lynch councilraanic re
moval resolution is concerned may be
determined at next Tuesday's meet
When Commissioner W. H. Lynch
last Tuesday offered the measure
which provides that all holders of city
offices in any department be dismissed
March 1, unless otherwise provided
for by the Clark act, it was generally
expected that the resolution authoriz
ing the specific changes wouldn't go
In before February 17.
To-day some of the commissioners
discussed with City Solicitor Seitz, it is
understood, the question of whether
or not the appointments and dis
missals contemplated couldn't be sub
mitted to Council at the meeting next
Tuesday instead.
Whether or not this can be done
legally will be decided before evening,
it is said, and the commissioners will
be Informed of it to-morrowi If this
[Continued on Page 11]
Ex-county Commissioner
John W. Deibler, Dies at
His Home in Berrysburg
Sfecial to The Telegraph
Berrysburg, Pa., Feb. 5. —Ex-Com-
missioner John WT Deibler, 6 8 years
old. died on Wednesday morning after
an Illness of about a year. He was
one of our most prominent citizens.
He served two terms as commissioner
of Dauphin county and also filled sev
eral prominent offices in Berrysburg.
He is survived by his widow and one
son, Harry. Funeral services will be
held on Sunday morning at 10 o'clock
in the Reformed Church, burial to be
made in the United Brethren Ceme
Fall of Two-ton Rock
Kills Upper End Miner
Special to The Telegraph
Williamstown, Pa., Feb. B.—While
working In Shaft No. 2 last night M.
Irvin Etzweller, 2 7 years old, a ma
chine man, was killed by tho falling
of a rock weighing nearly two tons.
Etzweller had Just come to work
and was working about his machines
in the tunnel. Without warning the
rock dropped from the roof of the
mine, striking htm a glancing blow.
He was picked up with a broken back.
He died in the ambulance on his way
He lived In Dayton, a little .settle
ment near here, and Is survived by a
wife and three small children.
riers to policemen and firemen in the
discharge of their public duties is not
such free transportation as is pro
hibited by the provisions of the law.
The commission did not paaa upon
the questions regarding reduced rats#
for clergymen nor did It dispose ot
several other propositions of a kindred
nature conoerning rates and fares.
Governor Tener's public statement
to the effect that there vu no sound
reason why free passes should not be
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Johnny Grisringer Speaks Up When
Patrolmen Speak of Fatal
March 1
At roll call last night and ttato morn
lng the one particular question asked
about the police department by one
employe of the other waa, "What are
you going to do after March X?"
"We re like the Thanksgiving and
Christmas turkey," said one of Mayor
Koyals patrolmen, "we just keep on
feeding and guessing until our heads
*o off."
"You can't please everybody," spoke
up Charley Fleck. "I would like to
know how they are going to satisfy
724 applicants with but 300 jobs."
"Well, there are just 105 after my
job," spoke up Johnny Grissinger, the
Janitor, this morning, "and some of
the men after the Job are now draw-*
ing down from $45 to *6O a month
pension from the Pennsylvania Rail
"And the worst Is yet to come," add
ed Sergeant Tom Rodgprs.
"Yes," signed Harry White, the de
By Arsociattd Prtit
Washington, D. C., Feb. s.—Mem
bers of the House mining committee
who will Investigate strike conditions
in Michigan and Colorado will leavn
Washington to-night.
For Harrlnbiirg and vicinity■ Un
settled weather to-nlgnt and Fri
day, probably nnun, slightly
colder to-night, with lowrvt tem
perature about 25 degrees.
For Eastern Pennsylvania! Un
settled to-night and Friday, prob
ably snowi polder to-night: llaht
northeast winds.
_ River
The Susquehanna river and Ita
?„ i ,, ; l . Pal < rlhut " r| ea will coirtlnuo
to fall, exeept the North and West
branches, will remain nearly sta*
tlonary to-night.
General Conditions
It Is voider from the Great Ukt«
to the Atlantic coast
and decidedly colder In North and
■nrf Montana
? d Washington, with tempera
lures 10 to ao degrees below zero.
It Is somewhat warmer along tho
western shores of the Grea't
sippT*VaHey!" l PP " MU "*-
Temperaturei 8 a. m., 30; 3 p. m. SI
p/m. 111 **"' 7,13 m '
Foil moon, February Ui33
7 5 ' eet
. Yesterday's Weather
Highest temperature, 46.
lowest temperature, 34.
Mean temperature, 40.
Normal temperature, 28.
ley Keet cUy Re ® 3 aDd Fannle SmK
m&^motne 1 and Cath#r,ne Cum "
clt>" SePh J " San#on and Margaret Blyer,
Advertised Goods
Are Usually of
Better Quality
When a man puts an article on
the market and advertises It he
Is givjng it his personal endorse
He is creating a standard that
he must live up to for all time if
he expects to succeed.
He must fulfill all his adver
tising promises—and If he is a
wise advertiser he will do a lit
tle bit more.
His hope of profit la the steady
demand he wishes to create, and
this can only come to an article
with real merit.
The great advertising agencies
which are expert In planning big
campaigns frequently advise
would-be advertisers to w«lt for
months or years until they bring
their product to a point where it
Is ready for exploitation.
All things being equal It Is a
safe rule to choose an advertised
brand rather than one that has
no particular sponsor.
It will generally assure you
more satisfaction for your
It's what you get for what
you pay. that oounts.