Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, February 19, 1914, Image 1

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    Mackay Divorce Decree Proves Big Surprise to Many Friends of Principals
Liquor Sold "On Credit"
Over Many Hotel Bars of
City, Proprietors Admit
Woman Tells How Husband Runs "Booze" Bills as High
as S2O a Month; Hearings on 5 Remonstrances Heard
Until Late This Afternoon; Half Dozen Others Will
Liquor la iolfl "on credit" over
many hotel bars of the city, accord
ing to the statements of witnesses and
the admissions of saloon proprietors at
this morning's session of the 1914
Dauphin County License Court.
How the systems are carried on
to the detriment of many a monthly
pay check, and the evils that result,
were developed In the course of a
eerles of Inquiries begun at the In
stance of the Clvlo Council of the
Federated Churches of ITarrlsburg.
All day President Judge Kunkel
heard remonstrances. The inquisition
of saloonkeepers affected marks the
Initial move of the campaign pro
posed by the Dauphin county "No
licelns* League," -whose purpose is to
Wireless Calls, Sweeping Over Sea,
Unable to Locate Disabled
By Associated Press
Norfolk. Ya.. Feb. 19.—Wireless
calls sweeping over the sea from the
radio towers on the Middle Atlantic
const, revenue cutters and numbers of
steamships to-day found no trace of
the five-master schooner Kitieo of
Bath, Maine, last reported yesterday
taking twelve inches of water :m hour
and in a disabled condition. The
schooner with her crew of eleven had
been in bad fortune' for the last
month, twice she had her sails blown
away by scowtherlng gales and onre
put into port for safety. When she i
was sighted by the steamer City of At
lanta yesterday, it did not seem neces
sary fur the liner to take off ber crew
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Four Men Seriously
Injured by Explosion
in Pumping Station
By Associated Press
Wayneaburgr, Pa., Feb. 18.—A
pumping station of the Manufacturers'
Light and Heat Company, one mile 1
from here, was ".down to pieces early l
to-day. John Spicer, In charge of the
station, was hurled through the air
fifty feet and when found two hours
later, was in a dying condition. Three
other men were seriously hurt. The
pumps in the station were wrecked
and the gas igniting blazed a hundred
feet into the air. The station was the
principal pumping point on the com
pany's main linj from the- West Vir-,
ginia natural gas fields to the Pitts
burgh district.
Crazed Man Kills One
and Wounds Two Others
By Associated Press
Hutchinson. Kas., Feb. 19.—1n what I
Ae police believe was a sudden fit of
ynsanity, Abraham Ostatter, a pawn-,
broker here, to-day shot and killed 1
his mother-in-law, Mrs. Joseph Coahn,
then shot his wife, Mrs. Sadie Ostat
ter, and his father-in-law, Joseph
Coahn, inflicting probably fatal
wounds. Ostatter fell to the floor un
conscious. A physician pronounced
him suffering from e 4 llepsy.
Late News Bulletins
Patrons' Day will lie observed in the city schools to-morrow. In
each building the principal is permitted to make arrangements for
Oklahoma City. Okia., Feb. ll).—Motive of appeal from the verdict
wm given to-day by attorneys foi Mrs. Bond, who lost her Milt against
Senator Gore on the charge of asault.
Juarez. Hex., Feb. 19.— General Francisco Villa, the rebel com
mander. agreed to the proposition for a neutral zone at Torreon, in a
conversation to-day over the telephone uith General Hugh l>. Scott. •
Santa Barbara. Cal., Feb. 19. —Mrs, Robert I,ouis Stevenson, widow
of the famous novelist, died of apoplexy at her home hi Monteeito
HACHITA, X. M.. Feb. lit.—Maximo Castillo, the captured Mexi
can bandit and those taken with him will lie taken to El Pnso this aft
ernoon. There were rumors that an attempt would he made by Cas
tillo's Mends to hold up the train, but these were not taken seriously.
New York, Feb. 19.—Neither the White Star Ijine steamer Celtic
nor the I'abre Line steamer Madonna, which were reported yesterday
In collision in the bay of Naples, was damaged to the extent of delaying
It* sailing, acordlng lo advices revived hero to-day by cable. Botli
bailed from Naples for New York oil their regular schedule.
New Vork. Feb. 19.—Thomas Ilassett. a prominent Tanunauy poli
tician, to-day refuted rumors that lie would plead guilty to an indict
ment growing out of District Attorney Whitman's graft Investigation
and demurred to tho indictment on technicalities. It had lieen per-'
■latently reported that lie would aid the prosecutor.
New \ork. Feb, 19.—The market closed steady. Prices drifted idly
In the late dealings, and the level was not essentially changed. Rock
Island shares wer(s offered down steadily. The preferred established a
new low figure at 9%.
Wail Street Closing.—Aniai. Copper. 75%; Atchison', 97%: Balti
more and Ohio. Brooklyn R. T.. 92%; Canadian Pacific 21514 •
Chesapeake and Ohio. 6|V, : c„ M & St. P.. KM: Ijehlgh Valley. 150*?'
New Vork Central. Northern Pacific. 110 • ; Heading 167 «i'
PennsyUaiila Railroad. 112(4; Southern Pacific, »«'*,; lnion Pacific'
1621 nited States Steel. 60. '
drive the liquor tnflfro from the
The particular places in which the
existence of the credit system on more
or less extensive scales was pointed
out, was a direct result of the state
ments made to President Judge Kun
kel in four letters relative to uptown
saloons and signed by one "George
Couldn't Find Ijetter Writer
George Brown failed to answer to
his name to-day and counsel for the
liquor men affected, the District At
torney and the counsel for the Civic
Council of Federated Church all de
clared their efforts to locate a George
f Con tinned on Page *ll
Separation Granted In Paris; Case,
Many Thought, Would Be
Heard in Maine
Py A.tfonated Press
Xew York, Feb. 19.—The announce
ment that Clarence H. Mackay, finan
cier and president of the Postal Tele
raph-Cable Company, and Catherine
Duer Mackay, hi* wife, had t>een
granted a mutual divorce by the
French courts on February 11, came
as a surprise, not because it was un
expected but because of the place and
manner in which the decree was
granted. For many months the cou
ple have been living apart, and so
ciety's only query was when a suit
for divorce would be filed.
Tt was thought Portland, Maine,
would be the place, as Mrs. Mackav
leased a house and established a resi
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Original Gowns Worn by
First Ladies of Land
to Be Put on Display
By Associated Press
Washington, Feb. 19.—Many of the
original gowns worn by the first ladies
of the land on State and other occa
sions and draped on plaster figures,
will be placed on exhibition at the
National Museum beginning next Mon
day. The remarkable collection will
show how the wives of the Presidents
from Martha Washington to Mrs.
Taft were garbed in the style of their
Ten gowns have thus far been se
cured, but the collection will be
added to until every period of the na
tion's feminine fashions is represented.
The first ten figures to be placed on
view are Mrs. Washington, Mrs. James
Madison, Mrs. John Tyler, Mrs. James
K. Polk, Mrs. Harriet Lane Johnston,
Mrs. U. S. Grant, Mrs. Rutherford B.
Hayes, Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, Mrs.
William H. Taft and Mrs. Samuel L.
Mrs. Washington will be shown at
a tea table at Mount Vernon in one
of the picturesqde costumes of her
day, while .Mrs. Taft's cast will be
garbed in the facsimile of the gown
she wore at the inaugural of her hus
The display will be In charge of
Mrs. Julian James and Mrs. R. R.
Hoes, the great-great-granddaughter
of President Monroe.
Susquehanna Is Low and Excess
Drainage Will Not Overflow
Banks of Stream
People Fall by Dozens; Colder
Weather Expected by Tomor
row Afternoon
Anxious property owners and real
dents of the flood district along the
Susquehanna river in this city and its
vicinity have little cause for worry on
account of the rapid melting of the
snow, according to a statement issued
to-day by E. R. Demain, of the
Weather Bureau.
Hundreds of people living along the
river entertained fears to-day that
(he stream would be thrown into a
dangerous flood stage because of the
snow and the steady rain of last night
and to-day.
Harrlsburg Is lying In the very cen
ter of the section of the State affected
by the heavy storm of a week ago. A
foot of snow covers the Susquehanna
water shed, but the river will not rise
until to-night to any noticeable ex
tent. By that time, the rise may be
rapid, but because of the low stage of
the river no alarm need be felt. It Is
said. Melting snows from the upper
branches will begin to effect the river
here to-morrow but the creeks above
the city will begin to pour their bur
den down to-day.
>lany People Fall
The rain which started early last
evening froEe as it *ell and made
walking treacherous. Many people
fell before they realised that the pave
ments were covered with ice. Half a
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Millionaire-f or-a-daj,'' Says He's
Broke, But Wants to Come to
Help the Cause
j Harrißburg will see John Jay McDe
?.!i ter kno,rr > as ••Butch" McDel
I vitt, the millionaire for a day" and
, his statue providing arrangements can
„ 6 ,r i ? do l w by . the Relly Hose Company
to have the famous Wilkes- Barre resi
dent visit Itarrisburg during the fair
i now in progress.
The man who became famous spend
ing tw-o small fortunes, chartering spe
cial trains, visiting New York and lat
er Washington, D. C.. to have his
statue placed in the Hall of Fame
writes in answer to a request from
' iM 0 oh that he m «J" come to Har
risburg and visit the Reily Hose Com
pany fair. He says:
; I do not knov- what to say re-
I garding the sta je and the re
quest you make, as you will ap
preciate the fact, that I am no
longer a man of money. How-
I e\ er, I would be only pleased to
assist the cause and if I could see
my way out T would do so. It will
i naturally cost you a few dollars
| to have the same expressed to
I your city, and if you desired mv
presence I would be obliged to
i na\ eat feast my expenses.
ou understand that X do not
make a cent out of the venture
but. as I have stated. I am not in
i a position to get down in mv
; pockets. Anyhow if I did get
down 1 would find them emptv.
) Ho if you wish. I will arrange to
go Saturday evening and take mv
I 3 I a ,! UP wlth me - but 1 would be
j obliged to stay but ore night, as
I have other engagements'under
It was announced by the Belly Hose
( ompany committee that it is the in
dention to have "Butch" McDevitt
| come to Harrisburg, but the date had
not been decided upon. It will be
(either on Saturdaj or early next
; week.
Chief Justice White
Has Been On the
Supreme Bench 20 Years
By Associated Press
Washington, D. 0., Feb. la.—Chief
Justice White to-day observed the
I twentieth anniversary of his appoint
| ment to the Supreme Court bench.
iThc twentieth anniversary of his ser
j vice on the bench will not occur until
! March 12.
; The anniversary recalled the bitter
i contest which preceded Chief Justice
i White's appointment as an associate
! Justice on the bench. Two selections
by President Cleveland had proven
j unsatisfactory to the Senate. The
j President solved the problem by
I choosing a member of tho Senate it
self, Edward Douglas White, of Louisi
ana. His nomination was confirmed
without delay.
The Chief. Justice has many years
Ito serve before he approaches the
1 record for long service in the court.
| Chief Justice Marshall and Justices
i Field and Harlan are credited with
I more than thirty-three years' service
j each.
Special to The Telegraph
Vienna, Feb. 19. —According to a
i Bucharest dispatch to the Neue Fret
! Presso, the Greek crown prince and
Princess Elizabeth of Rumania will be
married in Athens. May 21. It Is
stated that the Kaiser arranged the
match and will assist as wltnesß with
I Queon Elizabeth of Rumania.
sV/tM lH (oNt CIHT LtTTeiL, 1
New* Item—One cent letter postage is being demanded at Washington. President Bur
rows and Secretary Mcintosh of the National One Cent Letter Postage Association, are
heading an invasion on the National Capitol in behalf of lower letter postage.
Crowded Conditions Compel Divid
ing of Youngsters Into After
noon and Morning Classes
Overcrowded conditions in Allison'
I Hill have made necessary half-day]
sessions for beginners in one room of I
the Webster building, and tilled every)
other room on the Hill to capacity. .
Two hundred and twenty-three be
ginners were admitted to schools all
over the city during the first two!
weeks of February. This number is'
larger by half a hundred than last. |
year's record, when 168 were admitted.
With these beginners, the total enroll
ment in the city schools is close to
10,500, the highest in the history of
the city schools.
To accommodate the rush on the
Hill and relieve several crowded rooms
twenty of the beginners were sent to
Miss Morgan's room of first grade
students in the Webster building.
There were forty-eight pupils in this
room before February 1 and sixty
eight scholars were too many to
Dr. F. E. Downes decided to divide
the school into two sections, having
one section attend school in the morn
ing and the other In the afternoon.
This condition will last at least until j
In other parts of the city, schools!
are also crowded. At the Forney j
building six new desks were crowded i
into one.room where there were forty- j
eight children before. At the Reily
building nine new desks were added iii '
a room which had not been crowded I
Speaking of the attendance this year j
Dr. F. E. Downes, cltv superintendent!
said that this is the first year that
there lias been an enrollment every
month of more than 10.000 pupils, lii I
January the enrollment was 10,230.
Last year at the sam time the en
rollment was 10.063. The addition of
the 223 beginners will 1 ring the eu
rollment for February up almost to
Alaska Railroad Bill
Passed By House By
Vote of 230 to 87
Special to The Telegraph
Washington, D. C\, Feb. 19. l3y a'
vote of 230 to 87 the House of Kepre- I
sen tat Ives last night passed the Alas- I
kail railroad bill. It provides for the i
construction by the United States Gov- I
eminent of a railroad in Alaska at a!
cost of $35,000,000. The road Is to be '
owned nnd operated by the Government
and will tap the Bering and .Matanuska
coal fields.
The action taken assures the carry
ing out of the Wilson administration
project for such a Government rail
way, because the Senate has already
passed a similar bill. While the House
added important amendments to the
Senate measure, these are not such as
to prevent adjustment of these differ
ences in conference.
tiy Associated Press
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 19.—Inmates of
the State Priso for Women at Au
burn will probably lose their recently
granted liberty of conversation. The
rule permitting general conversation
at meals and in the shop was adopted
at the suggestion of two young women
investigators who voluntarily entered
the prison -■evral months agp *.o
study conditions there. The chief
matron's report to-day shows that the
rule lias not worked well "because
the opportunity has been used by
some to engage in vile language anil
degraded discussions.
Announcement of Commissioner
Harlan Is Received
With Interest
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., Feb. 19.—De
cision by the Interstate Commerce
I Commission on the proposed freight
' rate increases is expected to be reach
ed probably within three months and
i certainly before the commission ad
! journs for its summer recess on July 1.
! This announcement substantially,
made by Commissioner Harlan to
Commissioner Harlan said:
"Recognizing the public importance
of an early disposition of the prob
lems before use here, the carriers,
shippers and the commission are using
every effort to bring the inquiry to
an early conclusion, and there Is rea
son to think the record on the main
issues in the case may be closed and
the arguments had in time to enable
the commission to dispose of those
questions before the summer recess."
Commissioner Harlan explained that
the commission had before it two
broad inquiries in respect of the pro
posed advance:
"Are the present, revenues of the
; carriers adequate?"
i "If not, how may they be supple
j mented'.'"
Hearing: anil Argument
At the hearings held so far, testi
i mony was taken regarding free serv
ices and special allowances to large
| shippers. A hearing will be held here
j February 27 and 28 to consider fur
-1 ther charges for "spotting" cars on
j sidetracks nnd for similar services:
I and on March 16 and 17 those subjects
will be argued. Records of the corn
! mission show that there are 25,000
; shippers' sidetracks and spurtracks in
the territory east of the Mississippi
rivi r.
.Mr. Hi rlan expressed the desire of
[ Continued on I'age lo|
Pacific Coast Men in
House Insist on Action
on Immigration Bill
liy Associated Press
j Washington. D. C., Feb. 19. —De-
j spito efforts of the administration to
I prevent agitation of proposed legls
| lation lor exclusion of Asiatic imml
i grants pending in the peace negotia
tions with Japan, Pacific coast mem
bers were prepared to insist upon ac
tion when the House committee on
immigration again considered the sub
ject to-day. Representative Raker, of
California, was ready to urge his bill,
which would exclude Japanese and
other Asiatics, while Representative
Church, also of that State, who, al
though preferring the more sweeping
exclusion legislation, pressed as a com
promise his bill designed tc bar out
the Hindus.
The annual convention of the
Daughters of Rebecca, a branch or
ganization of tlic Independent Order
of Odd Fellows, will be held In this
city May 18. More than 200 members
of the organization from all parts of
the State will be present. They have
made reservations at the Bolton'Hotel.
Stamford, Conn., Feb. 19.—A sealed
express car filled with packages ship
ped from New York by the American
Express Company 'was burned here
to-day. The loss will be heavy, as
among the packages burned were a
containing valuable silks.
Granjmar and High School Pupils
to Protest Against His
I While the question of the election of
a successor to David E. Tracy as presi
dent and member of the Board of
Public Works was discussed at the
meeting of the board this afternoon,
the chances are that no choice may bo
made. The board as now constituted,
with two members, may continue the
city's public Improvement work.
The resignation of Mr. Tracy as
president and member of the board
had been expected for some time by
J. William Bowman and Ed. C.
Thompson, fellow- members, as well as
W. H. Lynch, Commissioner of Streets
of Public Improvements, the head of
the department. They all wanted Mr.
Tracy to remain until the improve
ment work now under way—the rivet
dam, the wall and the Paxton creek
job—were completed. Press of busi
ness made this impossible, however.
In view of the fact that the board
under the new form of government
serves only in an advisory capacity to
Mr. Lynch, one of the members said
to-day. that he didn't know whether
a third man would be chosen.
! To-morrow night the Harrisburg
track athletic committee will meet
•to act on the question of the dismissal
of V. Grant Forrer as park superin
tendent. Resolutions will be adopted,
it is expected, and it iH likely that
S plans will be laid for arranging' a
demonstration of tlie high and gram
j mar school pupils. Mr. Forrer him
self declared that while he appre
ciated the evident efforts of the ehil
jdren of the playgrounds to appeal to
j Council in his behalf, he advised
against this because of the weather.
! "This isn't the kind of weather for
i little folks to be out," he declared,
J "and while 1 sincerely appreciate the
j motive behind this contemplated ac
i tion, I really don't think the children
I ought to do it."
' Kunkel Building to
Be Opened April 1
By Mechanics Bank
1 The Kunkel building, the city's new-
I est "skyscraper," Third and Market
!.streets, will be ready for occupancy by
| April 1. The contractor is rushing the
I interior work now, and the floors in
I the offices will be laid just as soon as
[a delayed carload of lumber arrives
ifrom the South.
The Mechanics Bank will be settled
lin the rooms on the ground floor of
| the building on April 1. On May 1,
;the Mechanics Bank will become the
j Mechanics Trust Company under a
! new charter. Some of the stock Is now
j being offered.
I Half of the floor space in the eight
I floor building is already rented,
ICharles Kunkel said this morning.
j Reserve Bank Committee
Making Study of Data
Washington, D. C., Feb. 19.—With
I the return here of t lie Federal Reserve
| Bank organization committee, com
] posed of Secretaries MeAdoo and
j Houston, after an extended tour of
the country. Interest was revived in
the question of location of the reserve
I banks provided for under the new
'currency law. On this point the com
■mittee were emphatic that there wonld
Ibe no decision until after they had
made a thorough study of the data
.1 gathered.
FIVE lies IT
Accident Occurs in No. 2 Shaft of
Summit Branch Coal Mine
This Afternoon
Series of Mishaps in Same Coal
Operation Recently Result in
Injury and Death
Special to The Telegraph
Willlametown, Pa., Feb. 19.—0 a»
man was seriously Injured and four
othens hurt in the No. 2 shaft of the
Wllliamstown Colliery this afternoon,
by a fall of rock, which became loos
ened from the top and crashed down
on the. men. Several other miners
working: nearby narrowly escaped
being: buried benoath the fall.
Elmer Shade, of Pine Valley, was
the most seriously injured and he wa*
taken by train to the Miners' Hospital
at Asbland for treatment. Jesse Hand,
of Tower City, and John Hoppel, El
mer Bast, and Arthur James, of Wil
lis mstown, received severe injuries,
but were able to go to their homes
after the accident. Shade and Baat
are married, but the others are single
The accident occurred In the No. 2
shaft of the Summit Branch mine,
operated by the Susquehanna Coal
Company, at the same place where a
miner was killed several weeks ago.
It is located near the No. 1 shaft of
the same operation, where two men
were killed and two injured by an
explosion of gas on Tuesday morning
i Rebels in Haiti Lose
Two Important Battles
By .IsMeiaieH Prctt
Cape Maitien, Haiti, Feb. 19.—TWO
| serious defeats were inflicted to-dav
[on the armies of the rebel leader.
I Senator Davilmar Theodore, at Grande
| Riviere, fifteen miles from here and
at I-iimbe, west of Cape Haitien. Gen
eral Paul, commander-in-chief of the
I rebel forces, was killed in one of the
| battles. The rebels retreated toward
I Cape Haitien, pursued by the grovern-
Iment troops. Fortillcations have been
erected here by Senator Theodore, who
refused to leave.
I''«r Harrlaburg and vicinity: Rain
thin afternoon and probably
changing to snow to-night; Fri
day fair nnd colder.
For Hantrrn Pennsylvania) Rain In
southeast, snow In north aad
neat portions to-night} Friday
fair and colder, except snow In
mountain districts; moderate and
variable wlnda becoming north
The Susquehanna river and It*
principal tributaries will rise
xllghtly. !Mo lee movements of
portance arc likely to occur.
General Conditions
'l'he temperature has risen 4 to 2ft
degree* east of the Lake region
nnd east and south of the Ohio
river since last report, the most
decided rise occurring In the Up
per Susquehanna Valley.
Temperature: H a. m., 32; 2 p. BL, 3ft.
Sunt Rises, UdO a. in.; seta, Si4U
p. m.
Moon: Sen moon, February 24,
7:02 p. ni.
River Stage: 2.9 feet above low
I water* mark.
Vesterda.r's Weather
Highest temperature, 34.
l.owest temperature, 20.
Mean temperature, 27.
formal temperature, 30.
Joseph U Kashore, Upper Paxton, aiwf
Edith Viola Smith, city.
Karl Austnn Koons. Unglestown, and
Esther Heist Clay, city.
John Alfred Snyder, Milleisburg, and
Clara May L>eitzel. Elissabethville.
Felix Forti and Flora Antoinette,
i Swatara.
Max Goldstein snd Hessie Snyder.
I city.
! Jacob H. Snyder and Anna M. Nye
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want, and leave the rest.
Reading the advertisements
commits you to nothing. It mere
ly tells you what is being offered.
When you buy you naturally
want to get your money's worth.
You want to buy the thing that
will serve you best and you want
to pay the lowest market price.
The advertisements spread be
fore you each day the business
I news.
They are part of the service
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You are not getting tile full
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less you keep posted on what it
lias to say in Its advertising col
Incidentally some of the adver
tisements are so well illustrated
and written (Ist they are better
reading than tee news.