Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, February 17, 1914, Image 1

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    Harrisburg Pa
Funeral Senator Bacon, of Georgia, Held in Senate Chamber
Forrer Let Go and 14
Police Changes Made;
Col. Hutchison Retained
Sergeants ODonnell and Rodgers Succeeded by Frank
Page and Grant Eisenberger Under List of Appoint
ments Submitted This Afternoon; 12 Patrolmen Dis
missed; Halbert Takes Spicer's Place; All Other
Employes Still on Payroll; Taylor Makes Statement
as to Forrer; City Planning Measure In
— V
V. Grant Forrer. park superintendent, office abolished.
Police Sergeant*.
Charles J. O'Donnell, succeeded by Frank S. Page.
Thomas P. Rodgers, succeeded by Grant Eisenberger.
Charles F. Sploer, assistant fire chief, succeeded by Edward Halbert.
/ Patrolmen: •
Dismissed. Appointed.
Frank H. Lescure Emmanuel B. Shaffner
George L Marshall C. S. 'Wilson
Robert Washington George \V. Grear
Amos Good James Wilson
J. F. Hicks Harry J. Halsey
Victor J. Larcen John S. Gibbons
Harry McClure Charles G. McFarland
E. H. Painter George C. S. Phillips
Tlmman S. Stanley Daniel H. Graham
Jacob Kinley Kobert Scott
George Shoemaker Clifford A. Palmer
llirani A. Wagner. W. H. Shuman.
All other emploj s. including Chief of Police Hutchison, are re
tained under the list of appointments that went in to-day.
The Lynch so-called "ripper" reso-,
lution was passed by Council tills j
afternoon. The dismissals included
that of V. Grant Forrer, as park su-!
perlntendent. to become effective onl
March 1, along with the others |
Commissioner Taylor heretofore has ,
intimated that if he took any action j
st all. the dismissal of Forrer would
not become effective until April 1.
Colonel Joseph B. Hutchison was
retained under the list of appoint
ments submitted to-day. because it
Ceremonies Which Were Held To
day Were Inspiring in Then-
Very Simplicity
By Associated Press
Washington, Feb. 17. —Funeral:
services for Senator Bacon, of Georgia,
were held to-day in the Senate Cham-1
her. There were no speeches of!
eulogy, no music and no flowers ex-1
cept one design—the tribute of the,
Senate itself—which rested on the cof- j
fin. The ceremonies were inspiring
in their very simplicity and the place
.in which they were held, with the!
dignity of those assembled to do,
honor to the dead, lent added im- 1
Two hours before the body was,
laken with tender reverence into the!
Senate chamber, it lay in the adjoin- j
ing marble room. Later the body was j
taken into the Senate chamber and I
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Late News Bulletins
Dallas, Texas, Feb. 17.—An car of corn from Minnesota, known at
exhibitions m Ihe "SI,OOO ear.'* one of the attractions at the National
Corn Exposition hero, was stolen last night. J. J. Furlong, president
tif the Minnesota State Fair, in charge of the ear. informed tlie police
it was taken from a desk in the lobby of a hotel here.
Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 17.—Robert W. Ilaines, -5 years old, tendered
m check for sl6 to a paying teller of the Fidelity Trust Company to-day
trheu payment was refused, drew a revolver. He fired one shot before he
wae seized by bystanders. The cheek was a forger-
MaasUlon. Ohio, Feb. 17.—April 16 lias been selected as the date
upon which General Jacob S. Coxey proposes to lead Ids second "army
of the unemployed" out of Massillon for Washington. General Coxey
announced tliat demands will be made upon Congress that work be
furnished for those In idleness.
San Antonio, Texts, Feb. 17. —Rube Wad del I, the famous baseball
pitcher formerly In the major leagues, who is in a hospital here suffer- •
lng from*a bronchial affection, was reported to-day to be In a serious
condition. Waddell was brought here recently from ..ocrne, Texas.
Berlin, Feb. 17.—8y a considerable majority the (German Impe
rial Parliament to-day adopted an appropriation of 950.000 for the
Olympic games to be held here In 1016.
Washington, Feb. 17.—The tliirteenth of Secretary Bryan's peace
treaties, that with the Dominion Republic, was signed to-day. The two
nations agreed to submit for investigation for at least one year all
questions which cannot be settled by diplomacy.
New York, Feb. 17.—The market closed heavy. Announcement of a
$19,000,(100 (.ri al Northern stock Increase caused a decline In the
shares of over two points. The rest of the Ust also became slightlv re
actionary. T
Wall Street Closing.—A nut I. Copper. 75'/2 : Atchison. 97M; Balti
more and Ohio, 91; Brooklyn liapid Trnnsit, »:!; Canadian Pacific
213Js; Chesapeake and Ohio. «;t v,: Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
95 s i ; liPhlgli _Vall«s. 150: New York Central. Si»'<i: Northern Pacific. 115;
Kciiding. 166" 5 : IV R. R., Ilo'..: Southern Pacific. : I'nion I 'ail flc'
161 I. S. Steel, 05*),. '
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Is said. Commissioner Bowman ob
jected to Hutchison's dismissal.
In addition to the dismissal of V.
Grant Forrer, the list of appointments
as submitted by Commissioner Lynch,
provides for the dismissal of Charles
F. Spicer, assistant lire chief, and the
appointment of Edward Halbert In his
Two police sergeants, Charles J.
O'Donnell and Thomas P. Rodgers,
will go and they will be replaced by
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The Supreme Court Affirms Deci
sion in Big Lehigh Valley
Bond Tax Suit
The State Supreme Court has up
held the decision of President Judge
j George Kunkel, of the Dauphin County
I Courts, in one of the most important
| State taxation cases passed upon in
j many months. It involves the taxa
tion of bonds held by the big savings
■ institutions and will result in many
| thousands of dollars being collected
j by the State which, owing to the ques
tion about the right of the State, have
| not been paid. The news of the up
| holding of Judge Kunkel was received
' with considerable gratification at the
( Attorney General's Department, which
, had fought the case through the
| courts, and the Auditor General's De
| partment, which had stood for the
collection of the tax. •
The decision, which was given with
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Seven Seamen, Nearly Unconsci
ous, Brought Ashore by
Life Savers
Beach Patrol Sighted Stricken Ves-j
sel 300 Yards From Shore
at Dawn
By Associated Press
Wellfleet. Mass., Feb. 17. —Four
men perished when the Italian bark
Castagna strtfek on the outer bar of
Cape Cod, a mile ar\d a half south of
the Cahoons hollow life saying sta
tion to-day.
Seven seamen, ail nearly uncon
scious from exposure, were brought
ashore by the life savers. The froeen
corpses of Captain Garva and three
sailors were left in the rigging, where
the men had lashed themselves dur
ing the hours of darkness to avoid
being carried overboard by the seas
that swept the decks.
The Castagna, from Montevideo for
Boston, with phosphate rock, struck
the bar early to-day, during a blinding
snowstorm and sixty miles northwest
gale. The beach patrol sighted her
at dawn, SOO yards off shore, with the
surf breaking over her and threaten
ing to pound her to pieces.
(inle Had Moderate
The combined life saving crews
i from the Nauset and Cahoons Hollow
| stations set up their beach gun and
! shot three lines across the Castagna's
J deck but the sailors were so be
numbed by the cold that they were
| unable to handle the breeches buoy
tack I*. The gale had moderated to
30 miles an hour but the surf was
so hiKlt that the life savers had to
i wait for some time before they could
launch their lifeboat and pull out to
the wreck against wind, sea and biting
The survivors wore carried to the
Marconi wireless station, where med
ical attention was given them. All
were so greatly overcome by expos
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State Authorities Have Conference
With Dauphin Authorities
About It
As a result of a conference of State
and county authorities to-day it Is
i probable that sixteen or more insane
persons now in the county almshouse
will be transferred to the Pennsylvania
State Hospital in this city within a
I short time. The county has no ln
i sane hospital and It is the State pol-
I icy to so concentrate them that they
I will receive the care and treatment
! of the big Institutions.
■ Bromley Wharton, secretary of the
I State Board of Public Charities, and
| Dr. J. H. Woodbury, the insanity ex
ipert, who is connected with the com
, mittee on lunacy of the board, eon
i ferred with President Judge Kunkel
jand the Poor Board authorities pre
liminary to the transfer Iste this after
i noon.
! Petition for the transfer of sixteen
j patients will he made shortly.
; "While here Secretary Wharton vis
; itcd the county prison on an inspec
| tion visit and went through it, stating
'afterwards that he had found no cause
| for complaint. He spent some time
talking over details of prison manage
ment with Warden Caldwell and asked
many questions about the routine, the
! food and the medical attention.
| The plans for the improvements to
the prison were Submitted to Mr.
Wharton and given preliminary ap
Give Long Distance
Treatment When Baby
Swallows Kidney Pills
Long distance treatment was given
by physicians at the Harrisburg hos
pital this morning to Mildred Holler,
a little 3-year-old girl in Penbrook,
who had swallowed a handful of kid
hney pills, thinking they were candy,
j | A tearful voice over the telephone
told the story. It was the mother,
.Mrs. Herman Holler, asking if they
i could tell her what she could do for
! her baby. The physician reassured
I her when he heard what it was the
I baby had eaten, but advised the use
| of emetics to place the child out of
, danger.
j Skating at Wildwood was made, pos
sible to-day by a corps of sweepers and
ia snow plow which under the direction
|of Assistrnt Superintendent of Parks
Hoffert cleared the snow from the
llake this morning. The lake at the
'Twelfth street playground is being
put Into shape, also.
Another snowstorm is due here to
night, making the third storm within
jfour days. The snowfall to-night will
not be as great as cither of the < ther
It wo, only an inch falling. Weather
(Forecaster Demain thinks. At the
same time the temperature will rise a
) little.
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The little sons and daughter* of the folk on Allison Hill are laughing to scorn attempts to establish world
peac« and daily after the grind of school is over they fight terrific "snow fights" on the lawns of Reservoir Park.
Yesterday .am L.to-day groups of little fellows from the Hill grammar -schools swarmed yver the puxk and by to
night raWySwrn* fbW wTIT stand oat in defiance against "the enemy."
Went to Feed His Chickens; He
Found Nothing but Their Heads
Valuable Watch Dog Unfortunately Fell Asleep at the Post
When Robbery and Murder Took Place
Bright and early Sunday morning
William Shaffer, 19S1 Derry street,
went as usual to his chicken coop
to feed his flock of twenty-one prize
hens which, aided and abetted by spe
cial feed, special housing conditions,
and so on, have been turning out eggs
at a fine rate these days of 40 cents
a dozen and beyond.
"Cluck! cluck!" he coyly coaxed
throwing liberal handfuls of the spe
cial feed at the door.
But no hens.
"Cluck, clucket.v. cluck!" again
pleaded William. Still no hens. Not
Decree in Divorce
For Mrs. Barrington;
an Auto Elopement
In a decree handed down yesterday
afternoon, Additional Law Judge Mc-
Carrell granted a divorce to Mrs.
,Dorothy Haynes Barrington, the girl
wife of Samuel Huntingdon Barring
ton, who more than two years ago
eloped in an automobile to Oakland,
N. J. They were married by a Jus
tice of the peace. The decree becomes
J absolute upon payment of the costs.
Desertion wa« the charge upon
which Mrs. Barrington asked for the
legal untying of the matrimonial knot;
her youthful husband left her, she
said, immediately after the wedding,
(and they never lived together as man
|and wife. He was 21 und she 19 at
the time of the elopement.
Repeatedly, Mrs. Harrington said
on the witness stand, she had coaxed
jlier husband to return to lier, but he
answered but one of her pleading let
ters. This was produced in divorce
court by J. Clarence Funk, her coun
sel. It was typewritten and wasn't
very lengthy. Here it Is:
Dear Dot: Head your letter
and In reply would say, NOTH
Fifty-eight Persons
Injured When Trains on
Western Road Collide
By Associated Press \
Springfield, Mo.. Feb. 17.—Eight
persons were seriously injured and
nearly fifty slightly hurt In the colli
sion which occurred at midnight last
night at Nichols Junction, four miles
west of her between two passenger
trains on the St. Louis and San Fran
cisco Railroad ('Frisco).
Both trains, one bound from Joplin
and the west to Springfield and the
other bound from Springfield to Kan
sas City were proceeding slowly when
the accident occurred and the brew
of each train disclaims blame for the
The only person whoso recovery
was held doubtful to-day, was Joseph
Keet, of Springfield, Mu. He suffered
ja fractured shoulder, internal injuries
I and a wound.
even the two big roosters who added
to the value of the flock, came
a-tangolng to devour all the feed be
fore the hens could get to It.
So then Mr. Shaffer looked within.
There he saw the heads of his entire
flock closely huddled together in the
darkest corner, but—
No flock!
Mr. Shaffer sadly stated yesterday
that a very valuable watch dog which
he has in the yard to guard the hen
house fell asleep a few yards away
from where the robbery, murder and
neck-wringing occurred. His loss is
about SIOO.
Father Loses Race With
Death to Bedside of His
Daughter in Hospital
By Associated Frets
Chicago, Feb. 17.—Miss Margaret
Quayle, daughter of Bishop William
A. Quayle. of St. Paul, died at a hos
pital here early to-day while her
father was rushing to her bedside on
a fast train. She underwent the ra
! dinni treatment for a growth on her
j left leg at a Baltimore hospital and
was being returned to her home when
she became critically ill and physi
cians decided to give her a complete
' rest in this city before continuing
the journey. Mrs. Quayle was at her
! daughter's bedside when death came.
Four Sons Are Carriers
at Mother's Funeral
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret
Wallfck McCulloch were held this af
ternoon at 2:30 o'clock at her home,
1202 North Second street, with the
Rev. Curtis O. Bosserinan, of the
Shippensburg Presbyterian church, of
ficiating. The pallbearers were her
four sons, Thomas, Joseph, Samuel
and John N. McCulloch. Burial was
made in the Harrisburg Cemetery.
Mrs. McCulloch, who died Sunday
after a brief illness, was 35 years old
and had lived In thiß city over twenty
yeas 3. She was the widow of Stewart
T. McCulloch, of MeCulloch's Mills,
Juniata county, and had a wide ac
quaintance throughout this part of the
State. She was a member of the Pine
Street Presbyterian church and always
to be found at the morning service,
when her health permitted.
Mrs. McCulloch is survived by one
brother, John F. Wallick. of Indian
apolis, and two sisters. Miss Amanda
Wallick, and Mrs. Mary Stokes, of Se
ville, 0., all over eighty years of age.
Her children are Thomas McCul
loch. of Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. C. W.
Marshall, trf Philadelphia; Samuel W.
McCulloch, of this city, Deputy In
surance Commissioner of Pennsyl
vania, Joseph S. McCulloch. of Phila
delphia; Miss Ellen K. McCulloch, of
this city; Mrs. Enlleld IS. Walker, of
Gap, and Mrs. Howard H. McCllntlc,
of Pittsburgh, and John N. McCul
loch, of this city.
Judges McCarrell and Gillan Can
Not Be Present;
Both 111
I I■'*1 ■'* • I ,v4 :r <|k
Who Will Be a Guest of Honor at
Annual Bnr Banquet
l'laus for the annual banquet of
the Dauphin County Bar thin even
ing in the Board of Trade are practi
cally completed and the committee of
arrangements, consisting of Charles C.
Stroh, John T. Brady and Charles H.
Berner, say indications are that it
will be the biggest affair of the kind
in the association's history.
John C. Bell, attorney general of
Pennsylvania. President Judge George
Kunkel, Dauphin county court, and
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National Clearing House
For Labor Is Proposed
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., Feb. 17.—Co
operation of the large Industrial con
cerns of the country so as to eliminate
slack and rush seasons is the object
sought by the Federal Industrial Re
lations Commission in its efforts to
relieve the unemployed. This is the
latest phase of the investigations of
the commission into the labor situa
tion and is to be undertaken at once,
according to Mrs. J. Borden Harri
man, a member of the committee.
Co-operation anions State and private
employment agencies through a na
tional clearing house is another phase
of the problem of distribution to which
Ihe commission win direct its atten
tion. Mrs. Ilarriman announced that
officials of tho principal cities through
out the country had been asked to
Hssist the commission in gathering
I data ou unemployment.
Charles Raudenbush and John
Crozier, Sr., Blown to Death
While at Work
George Seaster and John Fagan
Escape Death by Narrow
, Margin
Special to The Telegraph
Wllliamstown, l'a., Feb. 17.—A lei
rifle explosion of ga» occurred this
morning: between 9 and 10 o'clock In
No. 1 shaft of the Wllliamstown col
liery and two miners were instantly
killed and two others injured.
Charles Haudenbush and John Cro-
Bier, Sr., were tlie two men killed anil
George Seaster and John Fagan were
slightly injured. They were at work
at the bottom of the shaft, which in
between 800 nnd 000 feet deep. T/he
shalt where the explosion took placo
is located at the Bear Valley end oC
the tunnel, where a miner was killed
several weeks ago, in the No. 2 shaft
in a. similar accident.
Haudenbush was a young man and
Crozier had a wife and several chil
dren, a daughter, Mrs. Frank Shoop.
living in Harrisburg. The bodies of
j the dead miners were brought out of
the mine and taken to their homes
here. The injured men also lived hero
and went to their homes.
Coroner Jacob Kokinger went to
Wllliamstown this afternoon to make
an investigation Into the gas explosion
in Xo. 1 shaft of the Willlamstowu
colliery which resulted in the death
of two miners and- the injury of two
others this morning.
Reports that train No. 60, due in
this city from the. north at 6.50 a. m.,
had killed a man, could not be cor
roborated at local offices to-day. News
was sent here that the engine and
trucks of the cars carried the entrails
of a human being and part of a skull,
but no report of this was made by the
crew at Union Station, and where the
killing occurred could not be learned,
although railroad officials tried all
For Harrlsburg and vicinity! Snow
to-night! Wrdnnday fair;c
warmer to-night and \Vedne*d«ys
lowest temperature to-nlghl
about 20 decreet.
For Eastern Pennsylvania! .Snow
to-nighti Wednesday fair, prob
ably preceded by snow In the
early mornlnm warmer! moder
ate and variable winds becoming
9io material chauges will occur la
river conditions.
General Conditions
The storm that was central over
the Misiiuehauna Valley Monday
morning has passed off to the
northeastward with greatly In
creased energy. It eansed snow
in the Atlantic States from New
Jersey northwaril In the last
twenty-four hours. The disturb
ance from Northwestern Canada
has moved southeastward with
slightly Increased energy and Is
now central over lowa.
Temperature! H a. m., 11l 2 p. m„ 23.
Nam Hlses, tiis2 a, m.| sets, 5i87
p. m.
Moon: I.art quarter, to-day, 4i2:i
a. M.i new moou, February 24,
Tiltt p. m.
River Stage! 2.8 feet above low
water mark.
Yesterday's Weather
Highest temperature, 24.
lioweit temperature. 10.
Mean temperature, 17.
Normal temperature, 20.
Ijouis Htich, Mechanicsburg, anil
Celia Freedman. city.
Harry Arthur Ivlpple and Ray Wil
son, city.
Daniel 11. Barr and Alma M. Ritter,
Buying With a
Double Guarantee
When you buy a standard' na
tionally advertised article from
ono of your local merchants you
are protected with a double
Added to the warrant of the
manufacturer you have the pro
tection of your own merchant.
In a sense your storekeeper is
your attorney In the transaction.
I lie will make good to you and in
turn look to the manufacturer
to protect him.
It is always best to do business
with the merchants of your own
town when they have the goods
i you want.
They are in duty bound to se«
that you are satisfied. In choos
ing your home merchant it is the
part of wisdom to patronize
j those who advertise.
I They are 'daylight men' who
have put themselves on record in
print. They know they can make
their advertising pay them only
by making it pay you.
As a rule their prices are low
-1 er than the others because the
advertising brings them a much
greater volume of business en
| abling them to buy in lgrg*
I quantities and thus at lower
■ prices.
There is no better guide for th«
I thrifty pocketbook than the ad-
I vertising columns ot this n»w«-
i paper.