Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, February 25, 1914, Image 1
) Harrisburg 5a t Uttiyw , Burglars Make Unsuccessful Attempt to HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIII— No. 48 M'FMD DENIES HE IS 1 PART OF m wm EM Taylor, Meanwhile, Announces He Will Begin Work on His Department Budget THE PARK BOARD HAS QUIT i Objecting to Commissioner's State ment in Council, It Sends in Resignation Announcement by Commissioner M. Harvey Taylor that he will devote his energies for the time being to the preparation of the budget estimates and to looking over the park and Are department situations carefully; a a statement by Commissioner H. F. Bowman, department of public safety, decrying the further expenditure of city money for expert advice; and vig orous denial by J. Horace McFarland of the rumors regarding his alleged connection with the Berryhill nursery —these were to-day's features of the city park controversy. Commissioner Taylor declined to discuss his probable action relative to the resignation of tho Park Board or of Walter H. Manning, park expert, and J. R. Hoft'ert, assistant superin tendent. "Really Il've nothing to say about these matters at all," said he, "for the next few weeks I'm going to give my attention to looking into tha whole situation, familiarizing myself with conditions, and to preparation of the budget estimates. Within a few. weeks 7 hope to be able to announce tho plans for tho playground and park work for the coming season." Park Commissioner .T. Horace Mc- Karland issued this statement with reference to certain rumors which were floating about the city yesterday and which grew out of Commissioner Taylor's charges against the giving H.wav of plants and shrubs to the Ber ryhill nursery. Mr. McFaiiand said: "f have heard that I am inter noted in the Berryhill Nursery Company, for one thing, which is the reason, according to the stories, that, exchanges of cuttings have been effected by the succeed ing superintendents of the HarriH burg park system. As a matter of fact, my Interest in the Berryhill Nursery Company is only as a customer, and has never been other than that. I have bought from it considerable amounts of trees and shrubs and have paid for them. 1 have no relation to It, financial or otherwise, except that of an appreciative customer. "The other story is 'that 1 had Induced Mr. Manning to propose to Mr. Taylor tho changed terms in the event of Mr. Forrer's dis missal. This is equally without any foundation in fact. Tho only communication I have had with Air. Manning within a month has been to write him, with Mr. Tay lor's consent and at his request, urging him to help Mr. Taylor make a show of economy by re ducing the charge he had stipu latde for the larger service he ex pected to render the city under teh new park loan. Mr. Manning agreed to this, largely out of per sonal consideration for me. I have not seen or heard of him or com municated with him in any way, directly or indirectly, since. "Fills Me With Sorrow" "This whole matter fills me with sorrow, for it is after all the park system to which the Harrls burg Park Commission has de voted much effort within the past eleven years that is likely to suffer under the lamentable conditions that have been brought about. "The present situation is some what like that which would occur if a number of people were invited to take a trip across the Atlantic in a big liner, the captain of which was new to the job and had never been afloat. With a good first officer he might make a fine trip of it, but if he felt like going; it alone so as to save the price of skilled help, most of the invited passengers would agree that he I"Con tinned on Pagw B.] ft Late News Bulletins NORRIS RESOLUTION BEATEN Washington. Feb. 25.—The \orrls resolution calling: upon the at torney general for Information regarding the \cw Haven dissolution agreement, was virtually defeated hi the Senate to-dny, being laid on the tabic. ROBS MEMBERS OF CREW fjan Francisco, Feb. -5.—A masked robber boarded a Southern Pa cific train from Santa Cruz at Bu r llngton early to-day, robbed the con ductor, brakeman and expresg mcjssenger of personal effects, wounded the messenger and escaped from the moving train as it acared San Francisco. JUDGE JAMES S. YOUNG DIES Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 25.—Jutl-re .lames S. Young, of the United States district court for the western district of Pennsylvania, died sud denly at his home here to-day. SEPARATE CONFERENCES HELD Philadelphia, Feb. 25.—Mluerw and operators who are here to ar range a new wage scale for the Western Pennsylvania. Ohio, Indiana and Illinois soft coal fields, held separate conference to-day in their ef forts to reach an agreement. New York, Feb. 25.—The market closed weak. Pressure was ap plied more vigorously because ol the reported unfavorable turn in the Steel ami Copper industry. Stock* were poured out in quantity and the bears hammered the list energetically. Final figures showed * losses of 1 to 3 points. New York Closiug—Amal. Uoppcr. ; Atchison, 1)0%; Baltl more and Ohio, 91 % ; Brooklyn llnpid Trans.. 02: Canadian Pacific, 21f%; Chesapeake and Ohio, 02%; Chicago. Mil., and St. Paul, 101; Ijehlgli Valley, 149; New York Central. 89%: Northern Pacific, 118%: Heading, 164%; P. H. R., 111 ; Southern Pacific. 05 % ; Union Pacific. 159%; U. S. Steel, 01%. "■ 1 Moore Foresees Time When Susquehanna Will Be Needed For Purposes of Navigation special to The Telegraph t Washington, Feb. 26.—An appeal for Federal improvement of the Susque hanna river was made in the House lato yesterday by Representative J. Hampton Moore, of Pennsylvania, who spoke in support of measures he has introduced which would revoke the War Department's ruling that the river is a navigable stream only below the I Maryland line. "There are some great rivers in the United States that are not treated by the Federal Government with the same consideration that is accorded to other rivers, and the Susuehanna is one of them," Mr. Moore said. "I do not know of any other river in the country so capable of public service, that has been so signally overlooked. It runs through a section of the country where the people generally have been pros perous and busy, and It is because of BECKER MAY NEVER AGAIN BE TRIED i CHARGE OF MURDER Whitman Says Another Trial Would Be Futile in Face of Court Opinion By Associated Press New York, Feb. 25. Charles Becker, former police lieutenant, con victed of instigating the murder of Herman Rosenthal, tho gambler, who has just been granted a new trial, was visited in the deathhouse at Sing Sing Prison to-day by his attorney, Joseph A. Shay. To-morrow, the attorney told Becker, he expects to serve the remit.titurc of the Court of Appeals on tho prison warden, flecker will then leave the deathhouse, where he has been confined since the Fall of 1912, and be returned to a cell in tlie Toinbs Prison here until tho final dis position of Ills case. Behind him in the death cells. Becker will leave the four gunmen convicted of actual killing of ROSQII thaI, whose protest against the police graft system in New York, it was charged, caused him to be shot to death. The opinion was expressed by attor- ] neya and friends of Becker that he would never be tried again as the in stigator of the murder of Rosenthal, and there was also much talk that Becker, if he eventually goes free, will seek reinstatement on the police force. Trial Woultl Be Futile District Attorney Charles S. Whit man, who will determine whether Becker shall be tried again, has thus far refused to say what further ac tion he will take in the case. It is known, however, that Mr. Whitman believes that a second trial would be futile in the face of the Court of Ap peals' decision. " Jack Rose, the chief witness for the State against Becker, said to-day that he was ready to testify again in the ease if wanted. "If it can be proved." he said, "that the case was a frame up, I want to take the cell made va cant by Becker. I want also to pay the penalty and I want to waive im munity. We must all face the Judg ment of God. There and there only can 1 be judged upon the testimony I gave at the trial." By Associated Press Ossining, N. Y., Feb 25.—As soon as Charles Becker gets out of prison he will devote all his energies, ho says, to running down tho men who are re sponsible for the murder of Herman Rosenthal. Becker declared to-day that he could furnish information that would bring the real culprits to Jus tico. "After 1 have done that," said Beck er. I shall be willing to go back to the police department, If they want me. tf they do not. I will enter some other line of work. HARRISBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 25, 1914 hat condition possibly that immediate 1 inhabitants of the valley have come to I look upon the Susuehanna more as a I beautiful creation of nature than as; a means of reducing transportation! costs or of developing commercial and industrial possibilities. "The lirst step is to pass the bill re voking the War Department order closing the Susquehanna to navigation. That would restore to the War Depart ment the duty of preserving the navi gation of the river. The arbitrary closing of the river at McCall's Ferry should then be promptly undone by compelling the power company to in ' stall a lock or other passageway for navigation. And then the survey should be undertaken to determine whether the lock and dam system would be suitable to the improvement of the Susquehanna and could be in stalled at reasonable cost." "MOVIE" MEN WILL I CITY POLICE IN BARRING OF CHILDREN Chief Hutchison Expects Little Difficulty in Enforcing New Law Tattle trouble is expected by Colonel Hutchison in the enforcement of the ordinance passed by' City Council yes terday excluding children under years of age from moving picture shows and other amusement places during school hours and after 8 o'clock in the evening in winter and 9 o'clock in summer. From expressions beard by Colonel Joseph B. Hutchison, chief of police, and Alayor Royal, say they believe the amusement men will be glad to co-operate In seeing that the children [Continued on Page 11] AROUND THE WORLD IN WEEK; TELEGRAP H ARRANGES THE TRIP Want to Go Along? Costs Bat Dime and All the Winders of the Earth Spread Before You Ever get the wanderlust? Ever want to throw dull care to the winds and sail away to the wonder land that lies just over the horizon? Ever want to see the camels come in laden with silks and spices from their trip across the desert? Ever want to visit the wonderful fair at Novgorod, where East meets West to trade and gossip? Ever want to wander through the picturesque streets of Cairo or to see for yourself the wonders of Egypt? Of course you have, but circum stances have held you back. The next best thing to travel is to see what the traveler sees through tbe eyes of tho moving picture machine. Knowing that the great majority of its readers cannot fare forth on travel bent, the Telegraph has planned to give to them at trifling expense a full week of wandering in the picturesque places of the earth. It has engaged the great "Niblo THOUSm LUTHERAN MEN TO MIKE BIG CANVAS FOR CHURCH Every Member of Denomination in This City and Vicinity to Be Visited At a union meeting, of laymen and clergy of the Lutheran Churches of the city and nearby towns, held In Zion Lutheran Church last night, de tails were worked out for a "simul tanous every-member canvass" to be held in this city and surrounding towns between 3 and 7 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, March 8. In this canvass, to be made for the purpose of promoting the spiritual and financial interests of the Church, from to 1,000 men will be engaged In visting the homes of church members. It is estimated that in the four hours from 18,000 to 20,000 inen, women and children will be reached by the canvassers in Harrisburg and its vi cinity. The proposed canvass grew out of [Continued oil Page B.] Girl Faints When She Sees Injured Mother When Mrs. Harry Rice, aged 50 years, was brought to her home, 1329 James street, last night after a hard fall on the ice, her daughter, Miss Catherine Rice, aged 20 years, who has been suffering from a weak heart, fell In a swoon, and for a time Dr. H. B. Walter was kept busy applying restoratives. The mother was returning home from an errand about 6 o'clock when she fell, and received a hard bump on the back of her head. Mrs. Rice was dazed for a time. The daughter opened the door when her mother was brought in. Fearing that Mrs. Rice Was seriously Injured the girl dropped to the floor In a faint. To duy both the mother nnd daughter were weak from their experience. JUDGE KUNKa IS ! SCARLET'S CHOICE FORI SUPREME JUDGESHIP Noted Lawyer Declares Dauphin j County Jurist "Best Fitted Man" PAYS HIGH COMPLIMENT Danville Man Was State's Attorney | in Capitol Trials Before Kunkel James Scarlet, of Danville, one of the foremost lawyers of Pennsylvania and the attorney who prosecuted the Capitol scandal cases from start to finish, declared to-day that he consid ered President Judge George Kunkel, of the Dauphin county court the best fitted man of all mentioned for the ! supreme bench this year. ) The name of air. Scarlet has been j used from time to time as a possible J candidate for Governor, Lieutenant j Governor and Supreme Court Justice. "What are you a candidate for?" I was asked of the famous attorney, i "They are now mentioning • you for Supreme Court." "I am not a candidate for any thing, especially not for the Supreme Court," replied Mr. Scarlet. "But I want to say that I am for George Kunkel, President Judge of Dauphin county, for the Supreme Court. I consider him the best fitted man for the bench. He is the genius of com mon sense. He has a wonderful knowledge of the law and he has courage. The people of this State could not do better than nominate him." OLI) FOOTBALL STAR DIES By Associated Press New York. Feb. 25. —Announce- ment is made to-day of the death on Monday of Alexander Moffat, famous as a Princeton University football player of the early eighties and closely identified with the game ns ad visory coach, member of rules com mittees and official ever since. He was fifty-one years old. Death was due to pneumonia. Talks of Travel in Distant Lands," graphically illustrated with hundreds of beautiful colored photo-views and marvelously life-like moving pictures. All For Ten Cent* The regular price of admission to this entertainment, which will be given in Chestnut Street Auditorium every aft ernoon and evening next week, will be twenty-five cents. The Telegraph has arranged, however, to give its readers the advantage of a ten-cent rate. A coupon will be published in each copy of the paper printed next week, and this coupon and one dime will be received as full admission price, the coupon being good for fifteen cents. This is the Telegraph's share toward a fine entertainment for its readers. Without the coupon the regular price of twenty-five cents will be charged. The travelogues will open with a [Continued on Page B.] SIR FROZEN FROM SHORE ID SHORE FOR 29 MUTES And Then Something Broke and the Icy Mass Moved On The Susquehanna river was "closed up tight" from shore to shore this morning for a period of twenty-nine minutes, according to the record kept at the tollhouse at tho entrance to the Market street bridge, bx Joseph Pye, the toilkoeper. This is the first time in two years that the river has been frozen from shore to shore at this point. The river was frozen over above the Cumberland Valley Railroad bridge about 9 o'clock, but there were three open channels between the Ha,r risburg shore and Island Park. At 11 o'clock the Ice stopped running be tween the Harrlsburg bridge and Rockville. Klvermen expected to see a closed river for several days, but something evidently broke loose, for the Ice was again on the move at 11.29 o'clock. Prom the eastern shore of the island to the Cumberland shore the ice has been Intact for some time, not an open channel being reported between New Cumberland and West Fairvlew. The ice on the river is from four to eight inches thick. To Get Warmer It's going to be slightly warmer to morrow, according to announcement from the weather bureau this morn ing. UNEMPLOYED DEMAND WORK Budapest, Feb. 25.—Serious demon strations by the unemployed have been held during the past week, culminat ing yesterday In a procession of 30,- 000 to the parliament house, demand ing that the government provide work. I Finally the demonstrators begun | stoning windows and looting shops. I The police drew their swords and dis l>ersfcd the rioters. United States Citizen Is Murdered by Mexicans QUEEN ELIZABETH OF BELGIUM TO BANISH LOW CUT DRESSES FROM L iin ii i. i i 1 QUEEN ELIZABETH OF BELGIUM Brussels, Feb. 25.—Women wearing gowns too low cut or too flimsy will be excluded hereafter from all court functions In Belgium by order of Queen Elizabeth. The fact that at the last court ball given by King Albert women appeared In dresses slit In some oases' as high as the knee, and In corsages extremely decollette, is given a» the reason for the Queen's edict. SAFE BLOWERS MAKE FUTILE ATTEMPT TO ROBSTATETREASURV Two Separate Explosions Made Before Robbers Were Interrupted By Associated Press Des Moines, lowa, Feb. 25. —An un sucessful attempt to dynamite the vault in the State Treasurer's office here was made early to-day after two State House watchmen had been bound and gagged. The safe blowers left the capitol building with only $5, which they took from a cash drawer in the treasurer's office. Two separate explosions were caused around the door of the vault and tht> men were able to begin a third at tempt before they were interrupted. A third watchman was said by the police investigating the affair to have been asleep in the supreme court room while the attempted robbery was in progress. NEW YORKERS ATTEVD HEARING ON GOETHALS POLICE BILLS By Associated Press New York, Feb. 25. —Rival delega tions went to Albany to-day to appear at the legislative hearing on the so called Goethals police bills. Mayor Mitchel headed a group of prominent citizens who wished to see the bills passed. William B. Ellison, a former corporation counsel, was the chief representative of the opposition which is backed by organizations within the police department. SUGGESTS LABOR RECORDS By Associated Press Washington, Fet). 25.—Recommen dations for the establishment of bureaus, to be operated in connection with the post offices throughout the country which are to officially register lrbor conditions so that the number of unemployed may be definitely de termined at any time, are contained in the annual report to-day of T. V. Powderly, chief of the division of in formation of the Department of La bor. HEAR WIFE'S FUNERAL SERVICE OVER TELEPHONE WHILE IN BED i By Associated Press Paterson, N. J., Feb. 25.—A deli cately adjusted telephone Installed for the purpose made it possible for for mer Judge James Inglls, who is dying of pneumonia, to hear the funeral service read over the body of his wife, Mrs. Ella M. Inglis- Though the serv ice was held in the parlor of the Inglis home, Mr. Tnglis was too weak to leave his bedroom u'pstairs. INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE MEETS Members of the committee on indus trial development, of the Harrlsburg I Chamber of Commerce, met tills after i noon, nt 4 o'clock, to discuss plans for »he year's work. PENROSE TRAVELS IN ZERO WEATHER TO VISIT THE CITY He Called on Ex-Senator A. F. Thompson at His Home in Lykens Last Evening United States Senator Boles Pen- J rose, who addressed a big rally of ten camps of the Patriotic Order of Amer ica at Lykens last night, came to the city this morning and spent several hours with Governor Tener at the Capitol, later.being guest of the Gov-' ernor at luncheon at the executive mansion. "I had a very pleasant visit to Ly kens, where I made a speech at a meeting last night and met a number of people," said the Senator. Beyond that he had nothing to say and would not make any statement regarding his candidacy. The Senator was visited at Millers burg on his arrival yesterday by a committee headed by J. B. Seal and H._ M. Fairchild, and then went over to Elizabethviile, where he met many people who were introduced to him by James A. Lentz. On his arrival at Ly kens a committee headed bv H. E Bufflngton met him. During his visit to Lykens the Senator called on ex- Senator A. F. Thompson, with whom he nerved in the Senate and who re cently lost his sight by an accident. He and Mr. Thompson had a long chut about legislative days. The Senator had to leave Lykens early, getting out In zero tempera ture. When he arrived here he went to see tho Governor at his oflice and a number of State officials called on him, among them Secretary McAfee, Commissioner Smith. Senator Beidle man, ex-Mayor C. E. Wolfe, of Wil liamsport, an.d others. He left for Philadelphia shortly after luncheon. Zion Lutheran Church to Buy Parsonage Recommendation of a site to be purchased by Zion Lutheran church for a parsonage will be made Sunday by a special committee of five men who have been looking for a prop erty. What site or sites have been se lected, members of the committee I would not say this morning, but it is said a house in the center of the city is about decided upon. A congregational meeting will be held in the church next Wednesday evening for the purpose of approv ing the selection of the committee. This committee Includes John S. Wea ver, W. A. Zollinger, Ralph L. Brown, P. I. Brown anfl I>r. Croll Keller. The pastor of Zion Lutheran church i has lived in a rented house at 107 Lo- I eust street since the old parsonage at 311 Walnut street was sold two years asro. * POSTSCRIPT. 12 PAGES Situation Tense as Result of Hanging of Clemente Ver gara at Hidalgo U. S. SENATE ASKS FOR INFORMATION Foreign Relations Committee and Secretary Bryan Dis cuss the Situation For Two Hours \ 1 i American Is Hanged by Mexican Federals By Associated Press Laredo. Tex., Feb. 26. —• Official confirmation of the hanging of Clement Vergara. an American citi zen, by Mexican Federals, near Hi dalgo, Mexico, was received to-day by United States Consul Garrett, at Nuevo Laredo. The report said Vergara's body is still hanging three miles from Hidalgo. Consul Garrett immediately left Nuevo L«aredo for the scene. V. By Associated Press Washington, D. C., Feb. 25.—Fur ther complicated by dispatches telling of official confirmation received by Consul Garrett at Nuevo Laredo of the hanging by Huerta troops of Cle mente Vergara, an American, near Hidalgo, the Mexican situation took on more tensity, if it could be said there was any change at all. Secretary Bryan discussed the situa tion with the Senate foreign relations committee and for more than two hours answered questions by Senators. Both the Secretary and Senators de clined to discuss their conference ex i oept to say the trend was to get at the ; facts, leaving questions of policy for i future determination. "What we wore seeking «to estab lish," said Mr. Bryan, "was the actual .situation: all the facts regarding the ! Huerta government and the constitu tionalist movement." "Was there any suggestion of a 1 change of policy on the part of this government toward Mexico?" Mr. Bryan was asked. "We did not talk policies," he re plied. "What to do on the basis of the facts established was left for fur ther consideration." The Secretary of State was ques tioned concerning the strength of tha constitutionalist movement In Mexico [Continued on Pa*e B.] For Harrlsburg and vicinity! Fair, slightly warmer to-night, lowest temperature about 10 degreesi TburNday Increasing cloudiness, probably snow. For Eastern Pennsylvania! Fair, not quite so cold to-nl|(M| Thurs day Increasing; cloudiness, prob ably snow In afternoon or by night i moderate southwest winds. River >'o Important changes will occur In river conditions. The area ot frosr.cn surface will continue to Increase. General Conditions The great high pressure area has drifted westward and now covers the greater part of the eastern half of the country with Its cen ter over Central Pennsylvania. | .V disturbance central over South ern Florida Is causing unsettled weather In the Southeastern States and i atn was falling this morning at Jacksonville, snow at Charleston and Montgomery and sleet at New Orleans. Temperature! 8 a. m., 4; 1 p. m., IT. Sum lllses, <1:41 a. m.; sets, 5i46 p. m. Moon i New moon, flrst quarter. March 5, 12:03 a. m. River Stagei 8.1 feet above tow water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, IS. liowest temperature, 'J. Mean temperature, 8. Normal temperature, 31. A Fertilized Field Yields the Richest Harvest Mr. Merchant when tho manu facturer of some article with a national reputation comes Into your town and advertises In your newspapers he Is cultivating the field for you. You hardly have to plant any seeds or even watch the weather. All you have to do Is to gather In the crops. , . But the harvest will be twice as larpre for you and twice as pleasing to the manufacturer If you do help a little. , Two pushes In the samel direc tion will shove the plough & little deeper Into the soil. In other words when the man ufacturer uses this newspaper and other newspapers to exploit goods which you carry on your shelves, push those goods. Show them In your windows and on your counters. Advertise tne fact that you have them. The public will he Interested and -will at least want, to see them. If the goods are right It will want to buy them. Sales mean profits. Sales of the goods that people want mean reputation and good will. 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