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England, Aroused by Execution of British Subject, Seeks Facts Concerning Death
HARRISBURG Ipjlfll TELEGRAPH
LXXXIII— No. 45
VILLA SAYS BENTON
ATTEMPTED TO KILL
HI DURING QUAIL
Official Reports Say British Ranch
man Entered Rebel Camp
ENGLAND SEEKS INFORMATION
Full Investigation Awaited Before
Opinion Is Expressed at
Washington, D. C., Feb. 21.—•'White
House officials stated to-day that offi
cial reports from General Villa and
his friends declared William S. Ben
ton. the British ranchman, was exe
cuted because he entered the camp of
Villa armed and threatened the life of
the Constitutionalist commander.
Jn view of this latest report there
was a disposition at the White House
to await a full investigation of the
facts before expressing an opinion. It
was also stated that Great Britain was
holding in abeyance any representa
tions pending- the completion of the
report on the affair by the American
Tjate official dispatches to the State
Department containing Villa's version
of the affair were brought to the
White House, but a complete account
of the killing as personally explained
to Consul Edwards is on its way by
Official dispatches from American
consular representatives say further
that Villa claims Benton came to hlin
armed and that during the course of
a long argument and quarrel Benton
raised a gun to shoot, but was dis
armed. and a trial by a military court
Villa takes the position that a for
eigner who threatened the life of a
military officer is subject to no im
munity or the rights ordinarily ex
tended to noncombatants.
Cavalrymen Shoot at
Mexicans in El Paso
By Associated Press
El Paso. Texas, Feb. 21.—A squad of
soldiers of Troop M. Thirteenth Cav
alry, had a '>rush with a score or more
Mexicans last night during which fif
teen or twenty shots were lired, one
Mexican wounded and two taken -as
prisoners. Captain Harry M. Cootes,
of Troop M, had received word that
filibusterers might attempt *o rush the
barracks where his detachment is
■housed on the outskirts of the city In
order to obtain arms and ammuni
tion. and was on the watch.
Corporal Jensen first noticed the
presence of the Mexicans in an alley.
Tie called upon them to give an ac
count of themselves and was grecfed
by a shot. He replied with a bullet
into the crowd and was quickly rein
forced by some of his comrades who
also shot at the Mexicans. The latter
returned a few shots and disappeared
in the darkness. The troopers pur
sued, but all but two escaped. The
wounded man escaped, but hobbled to
» hospital to have the bullet taken
from his leg. The incident occurred
near the river in a district known as
Captain Cootes was busy with his
duties a.s provost marshal and the
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INDIAN "BOOM SESSION"
The annual "boom session" of the
Harrisburg tribes of the improved Or
der of Red Men will bo held next
Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at the
Pity Grays' armory, Second and For
ster streets. More than one thou
sand members will be taken into the
seven local tribes. Many visiting" offi
cers will be present. Addresses will
be delivered bv Richard Tongue, of
Philadelphia; Charles E. Pass, of this
city, great senior sagamore of Penn
sylvania, and Samuel Walker, of Phil
adelphia. junior sagamore of Penn
sylvania. The degrees will be confer
red by the Cornplanter, Octarora and
the Warrior Eagle tribes.
Late News Bulletins
"WATCHFUL WAITING" A FAILURE
Washington, Feb. 21.—A telegram from K. M. Dudley, of Dud
ley. of Ft Paso. Texas, to Senator Fait, declaring (teuton "vw* murder
ed like a dog" was read in tile Senate to-da> at the request of Senator
Fall. He also had re«d a telegram from the K1 Paso mass meeting.
"No evidence that Benton was th« aggressor," added the Dudley tele
gram. '•Kveryttdng shows it cold-blooded murder. Watchful watting
FELIX DIAZ REACHES NEW YORK
Xew York, Feb. 21.—Felix Diaz, who helped bring about the
downfall of Madero, but later l»a< to flee, from Mexico for tits life, ar
rived here to-day from. Havana. He declared that lie had no intention
of allying himself wjtli Carrunza and Ml la and declined to discuss
what plans, if any, he had for regaining tlie power he once had In
Mexico. He said lie feels safer here than in Havana, and did not say
when lie would go to Mexico.
Pittsburgh. Pa., Feb. 21.—William Upcraft, an aged veteran of the
Civil War, who recently came here from Dayton, Ohio, to see a dying
brother an dwho has since been living in a slianty in a lonely part of
O'Hara township, was burned to death to-day wlie nthe shanty was
destroyed by fire.
Rome. Feb. 21.—Tliree passengers were killed and six seriously In
jured In a railway collision to-day near Crossete. There were eleven
Americans oil one of the trains, but none of tlicm suffered injury.
Highland Light. Mass.. Feb. 21.—The Italian bark Castagna. which
was wrecked on the ocean side of Cajie Cod on Tuesday, with the loss of
her captain and four of the crew, was torn to pieces to-day by a north
east gale and scattered along the beach for many miles.
Washington. Feb. 21.—Without any amendment wliatever to limit
their scope the Senate by more than a two-thirds vote to-day ratified
Jeneral arbitration treaties between the United States and Great Britain,
apan, Italy, Spain. Norway, Sweden. Portugal and Switzerland.
Hiroshima Japan, Feb. 21. —A Japanese submarine attached to the
protected cruiser Hlrado, lias been missing for tliree days. The naval
authorities believe she has met with disaster and that all on board have
been drowned. The submarine had been despatched to search for tor
pedoes during practice off Kakumajima.
Ilollldayshurg, Pa., Feb. 21—Jolfn G. McGraw, a director of llolll
daysburg, Bedford and Cumberland Railroad, who was associated in the
building of that line with President Rea, of the Pennsylvania Railroad,
died to-day. He was 71 years old. President Rea started on his railroad
career in McGraw's office hci£ in 1870.
Phlladclpliia, Feb. 21.—Tho gunboat Sacramento was launched from
the Cramp shipyard to-day. The new addition to the navy was christ
ened by Miss Phoebe Brlggs. daughter or Dr. Kllory Brig'gs of Sacra
SHOOTS TWO WOMEN
AND THEN HIMSELF!
One Woman Dies Few Minutes
After Stray Bullet Pene
MAN'S CONDITION IS SERIOUS
Carl Kinloek Jealous When He
Sees Ora Griffin With
by Atsociattd f'rtss
Philadelphia, Feb. 21. — BecorAlngl
sudenly frenzied through jealousy, the,
police say, Carl Kinloek, 38 years old,!
an automobile salesman, smashed j
breakfast dishes in a restaurant and:
then shot up Ihe place, killing: onej
waitress and seriously injuring an-'
other with wnora he had been infatu- j
ated. Then he turned the revolver on j
himself with probably fatal effect. I
The restaurant Is in the heart Of!
the retail shopping district. Kinloek j
was eating his breakrast when he sud- !
denly rose and began shooting at Ora'
Griffin, 30, with whom he had been
infatuated. A bullet struck her in the
sido but he kept on shooting at her
as other patrons of the place and
waitresses rushed for the doors orj
dodged behind tables. When Anna
Phillips, 55, fell with a wild bullet
through the back, Kinloek c-xclaimed,
"She got all I have and 1 might as well
go to h —l," and shot himself through
The Phillips woman, who did noti
know Kinloek. died in a few minutes. |
Kinloek made this statement to the
"1 am a divorced man. I met this
Griffin woman last summer. 1 saw |
her last night with another man. ij
asked her this morning to explain. She'
refused. She even refused to wait on'
me. T told her I would shoot her ifj
she did not explain. I became crazy,
1 guess, when she flouted me before
everybody. She ruined me, but I am
all right now even if I soon will be
RQADHOUSE. WILL BE
DRY IFTER MARCH 1
Application Withdrawn Before
Remonstrance Hearing Began
Paxtonin Inn will be "dry" during
That the bar at that welt-known
roadlionse hostelry will be closed after
-March 1 was assured at to-day's ses
sion of Dauphin county license, court
by the withdrawal of James Wix' ap
plication for re-licensing.
Charges that liquors had been sold
to intemperate patrons and to minors
were filed to serve as remonstrances
against the regrantlng of Ihe priv
ilege. The withdrawal of the appli
cation however was rather unexpect
ed. Several of the pretty girl wit
nesses who had been interested spec
tators throughout the session of license
court left the court room immediately
after the withdrawal and this led to
the report that they were to have fig
ured as witnesses.
The withdrawal of the Paxtonia Inn
application, the conclusion of the
hearing of the Keystone hotel remon
strances at Halifax, and some rather
startling disclosures as to the conduct
of the Haeffner House, the Derry
township roadhouse, conducted by
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HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 21, 1914.
ASK SCHOOL BOH TO
] FOB PUBLIC LIBM
Say Maintenance Fond Should Be
Increased From Three to Fhre
Thousand a Year
BOOKS NEEDED FOR CHILDREN
May Establish System of Mouth
Hygiene Following Investiga
tion of Committee
j Harrisburg'a school authorities urere
I last night asked to aid the educational
i work which the new Harrisburg pub
-1 lie library Is doing by increasing the
j annual appropriation for the mainte
nance of the library from $3,000 to
I Facts and figures showing that sinoe
' the library began its free book service
on January 3, over 15,600 books had
; been circulated and that the cost per 1
I book was so low as in any library in
| the United States were submitted and
i a committee consisting of Directors
William A. 8011. A. D. Houtz and Wil
; liam N". Vates was named to confer!
j with the trustees, who will present a |
complete statement of the cost of op- !
eratlon which can now be ascertained i
since the library has passed its first 1
The unexpectedly largo operations i
lof the library wore submitted by aj
, committee of the trustees consisting i
of Arthur D. Bacon, chairman; D. j
Bailey Brandt and A. Boyd Hamilton, !
Casper Dull, president of the trustees,
.also being present. Messrs. Bacon and
' Hamilton submitted the situation, go
! ing Into the details of the cost of op
eration and the line results obtained.
| notably in the children's depilrtment,
• which has been patronized beyond
' what was planned.
(iootl Work Being Done
I The statement submitted showed
j "Tn January 11,888 books were cir- ]
culated and in February to the 19th, |
inclusive 6.790. The number of chil-j
dren taking out books in January was |
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'FORDED il TO BE
ILL RUMOR HIS II
Taylor Declines to Discuss Report;
So Does Commissioner
I Rumors were again current in mu
nicipal cTPcles to-day to the effect that
V. Grant Forrer, park superintendent,
may not be dismissed a.fter all.
Commissioner M. Harvey Taylor,
the head of the parks and public prop-
I erty department, declined to comment
lon tho report. Commissioner W. H.
•Lynch also declined to talk on the sub
The resolution in question is due to
be passed upon finally Tuesday, to
become effective March 1, unless
Commissioner Taylor has declared
he means to extend Forrer's time un
til April 1. This it is said is to give
I the proposed City Planning ordinance
i ample time for hearing and discus
jsion. The plan suggested is to make
IJ. R. Hoffert, assistant park commis
jsioner, engineer for the commission.
'ln this event Hoffert could hardly be
! retained to fill Forrer's position as" had
i been announced. This would make
i Forrer's retention possible, as Mr. Tay
lor has repeatedly said that there is
| nothing personal back of the removal
i —merely a desire to economize.
I Whether or not there will be any
changes in the resolution which will
I provide for the retention of some of
j the men slated to be dropped, Com-
Imissioner Lynch wouldn't sav. "I
i don't know what will be done," said
Call For Forrer's Retention
Resolutions asking Council to re
tain Forrer were adopted last evening
by members of the Harrisbiurg Track
Athletic Committee. Monday evening
the Civic Council of Federated
Churches will meet in special session
to adopt similar resolutions, and the
Post Office Athletic Association will
adopt resolutions on Monday. This
organization comprises 130 mail car
riers. The resolutions will be sent to
Council. The track athletic commit
tee did not meet in the park board
offices, as had been announced, Super
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Charters Are Issued
to Fifteen Companies
State charters were issued to-day to
States Hardware Manufacturing Com
pany, capital $6,000; Atkinson Co..
Inc., livery, capital $5,000; Insurance
Service Company, capital 150,000;
Ann Thorpe Company, real estate,
capitS.l $30,000; Central Dairy Com
pany. capital $10,000; Fraternal Kn
terprise Association, realty, capital
$20,000: Federal Brokerage Company,
capital $5,000; Jacoby Company, mer
chandise, capital $50,00; Thompson,
Zeigler & l/einau, woollens, capitai
Other charters issued were: Arcadb
Amusement Company, Mount Carmel,
capital $5,000; Atwood Silk Company,
Plymouth, capital $100,000; Brown'#
Boot Shop. Dußois, capital $40,000;
Fibre Specialty Manufacturing Com
pany, trunks, etc., Kennett Square,
capital $75,000: l,ehigh Valley Amuse
ment Company, Enston, capital $5,000:
Moulten Coal Company, Scranton.
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THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY
WASHINGTON---THE MAto i
i -od made him man! What right have we
To iifcvhim to idolatry?
fto liad his' faults" although the years
Have washed away their trace in tears.
f.iod made him human! We re-make
His memory for history's sake,
A tiling too perfect. For to be
Much overpraised is mockery.
(iud made him kind! Ah, therein lies
The power of him. Stronger ties
Did never friend and foe unite
Or deeper confidence invite.
Clod made him wise! A nation grew
I'pon that wisdom. Yet he knew
Mis own shortcomings. Why should we
Exalt him to idolatry?
—ANNA H. WOOD.
Written for tho Telegraph.
1.1 HI. WOMEN
10 CHILDREN PUT
10 DEATH IN CIA
Bandits, Led by "White Wolf,"
Murder Missionary and Hold
Persons For Ransom
By Associated Press
Peking, Feb. 21. —The bandits led
by "White Wolf' massacred 1,300 men,
women and children when they sacked
Liuan-Chow, province of Ngan-Hwei,
on January 29. On that occasion the>
murdered Father Kich, a French
Jesuit missionary, and captured and
held two other foreigners for ransom.
An army of 25,000 Chinese troops
is now converging on "White Wolf's"
strongly entrenched position in the
vicinity of Cheng Yang-Kwan, further
to the north In the same province.
"White Wolf" has a force of 2,000
bandits, half of whom are armed with
Dr. Surface Is Again
Head of Bee-Keepers
Dr. H. A. Surface. State Zoologist,
was elected president of the Pennsyl
vania State Bee Keepers' Association
to-day for the tenth time at the close
of the tenth annual convention of the
association, H. C. Kllnger, of Liver
pool, being re-elected secretary and
treasurer for the eighth time. E. A.
Weimer, U'liunun: Mrs. L. Weaver,
Philadelphia, and K. Ij. Coons, Cou
dersport, were elected vice-presidents.
During the day G. 11. Ilea, Reyii
oldsvllle, and John O. IJuseman, Ger
mantown, State apiary inspectors, re
ported in detail on the inspection
work, showing how the disease known
aa foul brood was spreading and stat
ing that of 36G cases found 226 had
been cured and !!4 hives destroyed.
Dr. E. A. Phillips, of the llureau
of Entomology, Washington, was the
principal speaker, advocating renewed
activity to prevent spread of diseases
which Hi-e threatening many valuable
colonies of bees.
i PRIMARY ELECTION
First Day For Circulation of Nom
ination Petitions Marked by
To-day was the first day upon which
signatures could be obtained to nomi
nating petitions for the State, con
gressional and legislative nominations
to be made at the primary election
on May 19, and the circulation of
scores of papers which have been sent
out from the State Capitol and the
various party headquarters began in
many parts of Pennsylvania. The fil
ing of nominating petitions is now
legal at the Department of the Secre
tary of the Commonwealth, where all
nominating petitions must be entered
this year, there being no county or mu
nicipal officers to be elected. The pe
titions must all be on record by April
21. This is the firs ttime the State has
operated under the new primary act
for selection of candidates for United
States Senator and State offices by di
The dates fixed for assessors to sit
at polling places, outside of cities, for
enrollment of voters not yet enrolled,
are March 17 and 18. This enrollment
p under the party enrollment act of
1913, under which many voters listed
their names as members of parties
last summer and Fall. Enrollment is
necessary to vote at a primary.
All of the State committees will be
elected this year at the Spring pri
mary, provision to that effect having
been made in the act of 1913. The
State committees will meet shortly
after the primaries for organization
and adoption of campaign plans.
Circulation of the nominating pe
titions of Henry Houck, Secretary of
Internal Affairs, who is a candidate for
Republican renomlnation, began in
every county of the State to-day, peti
tions having been forwarded to many
people who had written to the Sec
retary asking that they might help In
Inaugurating his campaign for an
CHILDREN BURNED TO DEATH
Ashland, Maine, Feb. 21.—Five of
the six children of Joseph Smart, a
lumberman. w ere burned lo death
when their house at Ragle was
*Jf.stroye<i by the early to-day.
PAPER OFIBOO TELLS
HOW FATHER OF HIS
Multitude Assembled at Mt. Vernon
to Pay Last Tribute
The deep grief which flooded the
country at the death of George Wash
ington is pictured in a. newspaper of
January 4, 1800, on exhibition to-day
in a window of IT. Marks' store,
Fourth and Market streets. •
This newspaper, published in Kings
ton, Ulster county, New York,' is at
tracting much attention. The Inside
pages (there are only four) arc lined
in black and an original poem "by a
young lady" is published beside the
story of the funeral.
I Washington was buried at his Aft.
Vernon home on December 17, 1799.
I The newspaper, published 600 miles
from Mt. Vernon, tells of the, l'uneral
under a date line of "George Town,
| December 20."
Here is what the writer of those
days saw at the funeral:
"On Wednesday last, the mortal
part of Washington —the Great —the
Father of his Country and the Friend
of man, was consigned to the tomb
with solemn honors and funeral
Great Soul Goue
"A multitude of persons assembled
from many miles around at Mt. Ver
| non, the choice abode and last resi
i dence of the Illustrious chief. There
i were the groves—the spacious ave
nues, the beautiful and sublime scenes,
i the noble mansion—but alas! the
1 august inhabitant was now no more.
That great soul was gone. His most
mortal part was there indepd, but ah!
I how affecting- Mow awful the spec-
Itacle of such worth and greatness thus
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Washington Hose Co.
| Pral~ he good work perform
ed by i a of the Washington
! Hose Coi y No. 4, and the besi
'wishes for continued success came
j last night from Mayor John K. Royal
land others, who spoke at the seventy
j third anniversary banquet of the com
; pany at Hotel Dauphin,
' George Kennedy, president of the
j company, opened the banquet with a
'timely address. The speakers were
I Mayor John K. Royal, Assistant Fire
'Chief Charles F. Spieer, treasurer of
I the company: Charles E. Ripper, sec
retary of the company: William L.
|Jauss. Captain Harry Lelong, Robert
i Free, Anthony Kramer and Welling
ton G. Jones.
i Anti-American Attacks
in Mexico Must Cease
By Associated I'res.x
Mexico City, Feb. 21. Al
cocer, minister of the interior lust
night notified all the newspaper that
antl-Amerlcan attacks by themT>j»ust
.cease. The minister alsb s(iithat
| "Mister land," a new weekly - n<j\v*|>a
|per which was wholly devoted ti/ at
tacking Americans, would i>n sup
POSSES ON TRAIL OF
KILLED ME MEN
After Robbing Passengers on
Great Northern Tram, Bandits
Start For Water Front
ESCAPE AS TRAIN SLOWS DOWN
Automatic Revolver Is Emptied
Into Body of One of the
By Associated Press
Bellingliam, Wash., Veb. 21.—A trail
leading along; the water front to a.
boat landing was the clue followed to-*
day by posses from two counties seek
ing the three bandits who shot three
passengers to death on a northbound
Great Northern train near here late
The bodies of the dead were taken
to their homes. They were:
Thomas 8. Wadsworth, Vancouver,
B. C., Canadian Pacific Railroad con
R. fj. Lee, Bremerton, Wash., tlmt
clerk. Puget Sound navy yard. His
parents live in Aekerland, Kan.
H. R. Adkinson. Vancouver, B". C.,
i traveling: salesman.
Shoot Out IJffhts
The bandits boarded the train at
Burlington, a few miles south of here,
and passed from the smoking car into
the day coach, wearing white hand
kerchiefs over their faces. One stood
on the platform of the day coach, a
second stepped just inside and a third
walked the length of the car. As the
robber started to lock the door the
three men sprang at him. While he
shot them down the robber at the
other end of the car began shooting
out the lights. His companion emp
tied an -automatic pistol into
body and then ran the length of the
car, snatching as he ran purses offered
by frightened passengers. The train
slowed down In response to a pull at
the bell cord and the three dis
Murders Wife and Then
Tells Sanatorium Clerk
By .-Issociaif' Press
Hansville, N. Y., F'eb. 21.—Simon
U. Cooney, of Bradford, Pa., killed
his wife at a sanatorium heer to-day.
Cooney, unperturbed, announced the
fact to the clerk. Investigation re
sulted in the finding of Mrs. Cooney's
body in the room assigned the couple
on their arrival last night. She bad
been hit on the head with a pitcher
and then choked.
Mr. and Mrs. Cooney arrived here
last night, the wife stating that her
husband»was ill and that she had
brought him to the sanatorium for
treatment. Examination to-day by
Dr. Arthur Jackson, head of the sanri--
torium, indicated that Mr. Cooney was
suffering from acute mania. Cooney
is 45 and his wife about 40.
For llarrlshurg and vicinity! Pair,
continued r«»Id to-night /rlth low
est temperature about 15 dcgreei.
Sunday fair and warmer.
l*'or Fnwtcrn Pennsylvania! Fair to
night and Sunday, with slowly
rising temperature; moderate
No Important changes will 04«cttr
either lu river stages or lee con
The Soiith Atlantic coast storiw
lias moved oft' northeastward
over *the Atlantic ocean. It caused
a northeast gale of (18 miles aa
hour at Hatteras, heavy snow In
Southern Virginia and heavy rain
In the Carolinas and Georgia and
light rains In Northern Florida.
It Is 8 to 22 degrees colder flit the
Atlantic and Fast (iulf States and
In Fastern Tenaessee, Western
Texas anil New Mexico.
Temperature: 8 a. m„ 12; 2 p. m., 91.
Sun: Hlses, 11:47 a. m.; se*ts, si4'-
Moon: New moon, February 24*
7:02 a. m.
River Stage: 3.1 feet above low
Highest temperature, 26.
Lowest temperature, 21.
Mean temperature, 24.
Normal temperature, 31.
No merchant or manufacturer
with an honorable proposition to
put to the people of this town
can find a better salesman than
the advertising columns of this
It is a dally visitor Into the
best homes. The people have con
fidence In it. Many of them re
gard it in the light of an Inti
mate personal friend.
They believe, and properly,
that it would not introduce them
to anyone not worthy of a hear
They turn to its advertising
when they are in need because
they are finding It profitable to
They prefer to deal with Its ad
vertisers because they have more i
confidence In the men who adver- ■
Use than in those who do not.
They are in what might be
called a receptive mood—are, as
our Missouri friends would say,
"ready to be sliwn."
The man with «oods to aell to
t lie people of this city should
choose the best salesman to be
found, the one with an entry IntQ
the best homes the advertising
columns of this newspaper.
Perhaps you would like some
suggestions. Write to the Bureau
of Advertising. American News
paper Publishers Association,
World Building, New York.
Booklet on request.
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