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IHI n/1 PJf FCT 21 C" O |/ J |i yl4 Th e Niblo Travel Talk and Moving Pictures Will Reveal Mysteries of All Lands---the Scene of
111 lin i\AL J I Livingston's and Stanley's Explorations; of Ancient Civilizations and the Home of Savage Tribes
LXXXIII— No. 56
TAYLOR WILL HAVE
1 MALE SUPERVISOR
Can Save Money and Increase Ef
ficiency by Doing Away With
Woman Head, He Thinks
PLANNING MORE PLAYGROUNDS
Wants New Reservoir Pavilion,
New Bridges, Parkway Well
and Girls' Bathhouse
One male supervisor to liave
i barge of nil the playground work,
both girls ami boys.
New pavilion for Reservoir
Playgrounds in Tldrteenth ward
and JlcCoriiiiek's Island.
Rebuilding and refurnishing
tennis courts on the Island and at
Three fountain "bubblers" In
River Front parks.
N'ew well in Cameron parkway.
Xew bridges In Cameron park
nay and Reservoir.
Formal entrance and fountain
in Twelfth street playgrounds.
New lighting system at Twelfth \
Treatment of crushed stone for
Reservoir Park roads.
Ample provisions for summer !
camp on McCormiek's Island and
for cooking school at Re.servoir.
In submitting the budget of ex
penses for park and playground pur
poses for 1914 to Council M. Harvey
Taylor, commissioner of parks and
public property, makes provision for
the items above mentioned particu
larly. Another meeting of the City
Commissioners on budget preparation
was held this afternoon.
For several weeks J. R. Hoffert, '
assistant superintendent, has been in
vestigating the needs of the depart
ment for the coming year and the
commissioner and the assistant have '
sat through some busy hours prepar- i
ing estimates of the departmental
Supervision Under One Head
Ail innovation this year will be the
combining of the playground instruc
tion work under one head. For the
last couple of years a girls' and a
boys' supervisor took care of the youth
of the two sexes respectively. Better
results, it is now believed, can be ob
tained by combining the supervision
under a male head, although in
structors of opposite sexes will be em
ployed to teach the children of the
respective sexes. The male super
visor's salary last year was $399.99
and the female $258. These two sala
ries will be combined in a way to save
money and at the same time to com
bine the work under one man
Whether or not J. K. Staples, super
visor for several years, will return is
still a question.
The new pavilion asked for Reser- I
I?'L/ a S. wi " Coßt approximately I
SI,OOO. This was asked for last year I
by the Park Commission, but the' re
quest was never heeded.
Want Girls' Bathhouse '
The girls' bathhouse, it is expected,
will cost SSOO. The girls' float wili
likely be moored at the end of Har
in the Thirteenth ward there will be
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SHOOTS WOMAN; THEN
By Associated Press
Xew York, March C. —Mrs. Mabel
Garcia, a well to do Cuban and own
er of a cigar factory, was shot and
killed In her home in Park avenue to
day by Victor Reynolds, u young em
ploye of hers whose attentions she had
rejected. Reynolds committed suicide.
DETECTIVE GORE MAY DIE
Detective Joseph H. Gore, 120
Adams street, Steelton, is believed to
be at the point of death at his home
from rheumatism. He was taken ill
two days ago, and suddenly became
Late News Bulletins
WAR ON SENATOR ASHURST
Washington, March 6.—Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont served notice on
Senator Ashurst to-day that the suffragists would declare war on him
if he permitted the woman suffragist constitutional amendment to go
to a vote In the Senate at this time, wlien there is doubt that it might
command the necessary two-thirds vote.
WANTS WILSON TO EXPLAIN
Washington. March 6.—Senator Poindexter, Progressive, introduced
a resolution calling on President Wilson to explain what matters "of
even creator delicacy and nearer consequence" he referred to in his ad
dress to Congress yesterday as depending on the repeal of the Panama
REPEAL BILL FAVORABLY REPORTED
Washington, March 6.—The Sims 1,111 to appeal the Panama tolls
exemption was favorably reported by the House Commerce Committee
to-day by a vote of 17 to 4. Representatives Doremus. of Michigan
Democrat; Knowland, of California, Republican; O'Shannessy, of
Michigan. Democrat, and Ijafferty. of Washington. Progressive voted
REPORT OF ILLNESS UNTRUE
Rome, March B.—Erroneous reports were current in Rome to-day
that the Pope was HI and had fainted shortly after rising. The condi
tion of Mis Holiness was absolutely normal. He rose at his usual hour
and celebrated mass.
KINKEAD APPOINTED POSTMASTER
Washington, March 6.—Representative Klnkcad, of New Jersev
was to-day nominated by President Wilson for postmaster at Jersev
New York, March «.—The market closed weak. The day's low
prices were made in the final half hour when St Paul slumped at a
rapid rate and lost four points. The stock was sold on allegations by
an examiner of the Interstate Commerce Commission that Irregulari
ties toad been discovered in the company's flnanciul statements.
Wall Street Closing.—Amal. Copper, 72%: American Sugar, 101V4*
Baltimore & Ohio, 88%; Brooklyn R. T., 9.1 <4 : Canadian Pacific 208-
Chesapeake &Ohio, 53%; Deliigli Valley. MB<£; New York Central 88 :
Northern Pacific, 110; Reading, 16354; I". R. It., fit; Southern Pacific'
92%; Union Pacific, 158%; U. S. Steel. «3%; C., M. & St. P., 98%
NEW CUMBERLAND STUDENTS
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Special to The Telegraph
N'ew Cumberland, Pa., March 6. —-The O. of I. A. Hall was crowded to the doors last evening when students of
the New Cumberland High School presented their comedy playlet, "The Corner Drug Store." The production was
proclaimed to be the best ever offered by students here. Assisting in the cast, were Amanda Haverstoek, Sophia
Wltmyer, Hazel Vogelsong, Blanche Sipe, Parker McAfee, Albert C. Shuck, Mary Wright, Almeda Bair, Gladys
Fencll, Gertrude Watts, Helen Guistwhite, Susie Householders, Margery Oren, R. K. Kolir Chester A Good Ma
rian L.enhart, Florence Garver, Harvey Embick, Guerney Ruby, Edward Westenhaven, Robert Shelley Ralph Pe
terman, Edgar Ritchie, Leroy Swelgart, Herbert Willis, Mary U>lby, Grayce Shelley, Mary McGoneil, Elizabeth
Fencll, Cora Dull, Ollie Kramer, George Kitzmiller, Elizabeth Tritt, Jeannette Hoffman, Mildred Crone Elmira
The play will be repeated this evening.
BILL FOR 3-STORY
POST OFFICE HERE
Emergency Measure in Congress
to Increase Rebuilding Fund
Special to The Telegraph
Washington, D. C., March 6.—Con
gressman Aaron S. Kreider to-day
presented a bill in Congress for an
emergency appropriation of *75,000
for the rebuilding of the federal
building at Harrisburg.
Mr. Kreider, in explaining the bill,
said: "It is my purpose, if I can se
cure the passage of this bill, to have
the addition built three stories in
stead of one as is now provided for.
After a careful examination of the
Post Office at Harrisburg and the
plans for the enlargement now under
way, and after conferring with Post
master Sites, I am convinced that the
$120,000 appropriated for the in
crease of floor space will not be suf
ficient to give the room made neces
sary for the growing postal business at
Harrisburg since the addition of the
As an emergency measure the
Kreider bill will take precedence over
other Post Office bills and it is be
lieved will be acted on in a short time.
Police Make Fast Time
Across Frozen Country
By Associated Press
Seattle, Wash., Maroh 6.—A special
c ble to the Seattle Post Intelligence
from Dawson, Yukon Territory, says
the Royal Northwestern Mounted Police
patrol which left Dawson for Fort
McPherson at the mouth of the Mac
kenzie river early in January, returned
yesterday to Dawson, having made the
400 mile trip over the snow from Port
MacPherson in 11% days, the fastest
time on record.
Corporal Hocking, who commanded
the patrol on the return trip, reported
that Vilhjalrnur Stefansson, the Arctic
explorer, left Fort MacPherson for the
Arctic shortly before the police expe
dition began its return trip.
Pretty Girl Found Dead
In Lochiel Hotel Room;
Mystery Surrounds Case
A dispatch at 3tl!4> to-day from ,
York Mated that the denrrlptlon of I
the (trail girl, fouuil in the l.ochlel, ,
Hn«mcr* IB that of a jonng woman
known an llertha Mtnebart, Mury
Ithlnehart, and other allasea. who
Han been trawling over the couirtry
"Hllng varloun article* of wearing
niiunret, buokn and doing general
canvamilnK huNlness. She In a
daughter of >lr«. Joseph tmahauich,
Weat King street, York, but haa not
xpent mgrh time at home recently.
Mystery surrounds the death of aj
pretty girl, about 23 years old, who |
was found dead in a room at the i
Lochiel Hotel, Third and Market i
streets, at ti o'clock this morning.
She was registered as Miss M. Rhine- !
hart. In her pocketbook was found j
part of a railroad ticket between York |
WORLD TOURING BULL
PLAYERS GIVEN BIG
Ferryboat Laden With Fans Steams
Down Bay to Greet
By Associated Press
New York, March 6. —The world
girdling American baseball players
came here to-day in a snowstorm. ■
While harbor craft tooted and envoys >
from the Federal League figuratively 1
waved enticing contracts, the Giant
| White Six combination drew into quar
antine shortly after 8 o'clock.
The Federal League representatives
were unable to obtain passes to board
the Lusitania to greet the travelers j
down the bay. Organized baseball j
was more fortunate in having obtained j
revenue cutter passes in advance and
a delegation was able to board the
ship before she came up to her pier.
The ferryboat Niagara, chartered
for the occasion and laden with fans,
| steamed down the bay to greet the
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Won't Pay Fees For
Persons to Justices |,
Justices of the peace will no£ bej>
paid fees by the directors of the poor 1
for committing indigent persons to the n
county almshouse. The act of 1833,
pamphlet laws 20D, specifically states I
that such commitments shall be made 1
without cost to the county. 1
It has been the custom tu pay jus- (
tices and constables for Shis work, but <
the law says that it shall be done for 1
nothing. The directors of the poor!!
have requested that all justices and <
constables throughout the county lirst! 1
notify the poor board before taking '
any persons to the almshouse. Notices 1
may be made by letter or by telephone i
to the office. Crowded conditions at :
the almshouse make such a notice i
In particular when persons are to I
be conveyed to the almshouse the di- '
rectors desire notice a day or two be
fore they are to be sent, that they
may arrange for transportation.
DKPARTMENT NOT ANTAGOX- 1
Hy Associated Press
Washington, March 6.—"The rural 1
organization service is not waging war 1
upon the middlemen or any other i
class." declared the Department of t
Agriculture to-day in a statement in f
answer to protests made by implement i
dealers and others who have gained 1
the impression that the service is an- ?
tagonistic to them.
HARRISBURG, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 6, 1914.
and this city. She had 40 cents in her
Coroner Jacob Eckinger is conduct
ing an investigation to learn how the
girl came to be in the hotel and what
caused her death. Dr. R. L. Perkins,
coroner's physician, held a post
mortem examination this afternoon in
an effort to determine how the girl
The girl came to the hotel between
12 anu 1 • Trlock night. Thomas
Rogers, the clerk on duty, says she
seemed ill and could hardly write her
name. Morris Miller, the bellboy who
took the girl to her room, says she
staggered as site went up the stairs.
Coroner Eckinger In his investl
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CUM WANTS TO
SHOW GOOD WILL BY
1 THOROUGH INQUIRY
Bryan Receives Communication
From Constitutionist Leader
Washington. D. C„ March 6. —Secre-
tary Bryan received to-day a note
from General Carranza, signed by
Senor Fabela, acting secretary of for
eign affairs of the cabinet of the Con
stitutionalists, assuring the American
government that the mystery sur
rounding the disappearance of Gustav
Bauch would be promptly investi
gated. The text of the communication
Baucli Was Arrested
"Referring to the unofficial repre
sentation made by you to the first
chief of the Constitutionalist army
through the department of foreign re
lations, now under my charge, relative
to the disappearance in Chihuahua of
tho American citizen, Gustav Bauch, I
have the honor to Inform you in ac
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Old Man, on Deathbed,
Confesses to Murder
of His Wife in 1885
By Associated Puss
Erie, Pa., March ti.—The Kev. John
B. Cook, pastor of the Methodist Epis
copal church at Girard, Pa., to-day
notified District Attorney Wait that
John Turner, aged 83, had confessed
to him that he murdered his wife at
Linesville, Pa,, in 1885. •
According to the story told the dis
trict attorney. Turner, who haa been
very ill, summoned the Rev. Mr. Cook
to his home and told him that while
the Turners lived at Linesville, he be
came angry at his wife and hit her
with a club. He was arrested and
tried for the crime, but was acquitted
on the testimony of members of the
family. The jury held that Mrs.
Turner had died as the result of a
fall. The trial, according to Turner's
story, took place at Meadville, Pa. The
authorities there were notified of the
Hotel Man Convicted of
Selling Liquor to Minors
Lebanon, Pa., March G.—A Jury In
the quarter sessions court of Lebanon
county, late on Thursday afternoon,
convicted Harvey E. Miller, former pro
prietor of the Washington House, -at
Annvllle, on the charge of selling
liquor to inors, and another jury ex
onerated Edward K. KlMer of a similar
charge In connection with the Hellig
Hotel, a road house near Annvllle. Roth
prosecutions were brought Immediately
after the January license court, at
which Miller's application for license
was refused, and Risser's was held up
pending the criminal proceedings. It
Is thought that Risser will now be
granted his license. ,
Kunkel Asked to Run For Supreme
! Court by United Dauphin Co. Bar
I GRAY HAIRED MOTHER IN THE COUNTY 0' CORK V
To-night the Telegraph touring party will visit Africa via the Xiblo 1
j Travel Talks. To-morrow the final trip will be taken through Ireland. The I
etching shows one of the lovable ol d Irish mothers standing before her 1
cottage in the County o' Cork.
1,000 WOMEN BOUGHT,
TO WORK AS BEAST;
OF BURDEN IN FIELD
Telegraph Touring Party Goes
Into Land of Savages Tonight;
| The stopover enjoyed last evening
: by the touring party of the Telegraph's
j readers included a visit to Egypt, the;
j land that attracts so many tourists !
J every year. The trip through Egypt |
! was made without a mishap of any
kind and the generous applause that!
I greeted the presentation indicated be- i
jyond all doubt, that the Niblo series of
.Travel Talks are appreciate^.
To-night the touring party will visit
; Africa, making a journey that will
tcover the Interesting parts of the coun-
I try that has lately been prominent In
(the eye of the public. The tour will
I begin at Capetown at the extreme
| southern part of the world where
Christmas comes in the summertime
and August in mldw inter. The visit to
Capetown is one of interest because
it is from here that one goes into the
diamond district and the land that
Cecil Rhodes worked so hard to de
velop. After seeing the natives work,
a. visit to the country in and around
the southern part of Africa is made,
and then to the great Victoria Falls.
With the Zulus
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Silken Flag to Enfold
Body of Henry Cordes
Presented by Meetch
The silken flag which will enfold the
body of Henry Cordes when he Is
buried to-morrow, will be presented
Iby his warm friend of forty-four
years, William B. Meetch.
For thirty-fotir years Mr. Meetch
and Mr. Cordes had hunted together
every season. For the last twenty-five
years Mr. Mteetch has served as chap
lain of Kllpatrick Post, G. A. R., Mil- I
lersburg, of which Mr. Cordes has been I
commander since its organization.
Mr. Meetch, County Commissioners
Hoffman and .Miller, the prison board
and the clerical staff of the county
| commissioners' office including J.
'Harry Stroup and other county otfl-1
I cials will attend the funeral services
at 2 o'clock to-morrow.
Never Been to Africa? j
Go With Us To-night
We'll toyr the gold mines and diamond fields—we'll
see the Victoria Falls —the Zambesi River—we'll enter
the heart of Zululand—visit Chief Chengwayo and his
forty wives—see the Knob-nosed tribes.
Then we'll go on a big game hunt in the jungles of
Central Africa—we'll see the cannibals and study their
life and customs.
All this and a lot more the moving picture camera
will reveal to all those who come to the Chestnut
Street Auditorium to-night; and a talented speaker
will point out places of particular interest in an enter
If you want to attend this interesting Niblo
Travelogue arranged under the auspices of the Harris
burg Telegraph clip the coupon in the lower right cor
ner of this page and present it with 10c at the box
office at the auditorium this evening. Otherwise the
admission is 25c. Performance begins at 8.15.
To-morrow Afternoon and Night
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,LIE BANDIT ROBS
MAIL CAR OH TRAIN
IT COLUMBIA. S. C.
Clerk Is Ordered to Stand With Hisl
By Associated Press
Columbia, S. C., March 6.—The au
; thorlties redoubleu tneir efforts to-day j
lto capture the bandit who last night |
j held up and robbed the mail car of I
[Southern Railway train No. 11, from I
•Charleston to Columbia, just as the |
j train reached the latter place. Aided :
i by the local police, special officers of |
the railroad company were scouring i
the country for the robber, but so far j
no trace of him has been found.
The officers were hampered in their j
search because of the lack of an ade- j
quate description of the robber. C. E.
Thomas, the mail clerk, could only de
scribe tlie man us masked and about
five feet, eight inches tall. Another
difficulty was the fact that the bandit, I
j after robbing the train escaped some !
time before the search could be un- j
dertaken, although the robbery was j
reported immediately after the train
arrived in Columbia.
Boarding the train just, as it entered |
tho city limits, the robber flourished ;
a revolver, ordered Thomas to stand
with his face to the wall and, after
quickly securing several sacks of reg
istered mall, jumped off the train and
made off some time before tho train
reached the station.
Until the record of the Charleston
Post Office can be examined It will
be impossible to ascertain the value
lof the package taken. This examina
tion was begun early to-day.
It was recalled here to-day that just j
two years ago the same train was rob- ■
bed, the place, the hour and the clr- i
cumstances being identically the same j
as last night's holdup. Tho robber
escaped then with only a small j
amount of booty.
CIVIL SERVICE MEN" MEET i
Washington, March 0. —The Na- ,
I tlonal Association of Civil Service Em- ;
jployes began its annuul meeting here!
' to-day with delegates in attendance
' from all parts of the country. The j
objects of the organization, said to I
Ir< 235,000 workers, is the pres-1
ervation of the civil service system,
extension of the merit plan and pro- I
curing an equitable retirement rule.
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Request Embodied in Resolu
tion at Special Session This
PETITION SIGNED BY
ALL COUNTY LAWYERS
| Prominent Attorneys of State
Say President Judge Is
j Man Best Fitted For Place
BAR RESOLUTION FOR >
RESOLVKU, thai, recognlal n R
from long personal association
and dully pruetlce before him,
tin- leiciil ability, oicrltnu qualities
and moral character of the
\ Honorable UrorxF Knnkfl, tor many
>ears President .Indue of the varl
-1 «us Courts of Dauphin County, to
j h hlch ofllce lit' lias been recently
j ununlniouHl.v rc-flH'ted by Hit- voters
' of all parties, we request hlra to be-
I'ome a candidate for the office of
Justice of the Supreme t'ourt «>f
Pennsylvania, for which office he in
h.v character, learning and tralnlnic
I pre-eminently fitted, and that with
his consent we use all proper niclh
-1 oils to acquaint the Electorate of
Penns.vlvanla with tile propriety of
vo'llait 'or him.
Presidenl Judge George Kunkel, of
; the Dauphin County Courts, was for
j nuilly asked tills wfternoon by tlio
united bar of the county to become a
candidate for Justice of the Supremo
i Court of Pennsylvania.
I The request was embodied in a reso
i lut lon adopted by the entire bar in spe
! cial session, and In petition signed by
i every practicing lawyer.
Kor months the sentiment among
i members of the Dauphin bar has been
j that Judge Kunkel should become a
| candidate and this has been power
: fully supported by lawyers from many
I counties of the State, who have been
i here on the State cases which constl
| tute so large and important a portion
of the work of the Dauphin bench.
This sentiment was expressed a week
| ago by James Scarlet, the famous Dan
ville attorney, who prosecuted the
I Capitol cases so successfully, and bit
| which Judge Kunkel's course was
twice sustained by Court,
j In speaking with a reporter of the
I Telegraph to-day Mr. Scarlet said:
Kunkel Is Best Man
| "A week ago I said tliat Geo rye
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For Hnrrlnburic and vieinltyl 17a-
Ncttleil weather, with light anoiv
or rain thin afternoon and to
night! Saturday fair) not much
chanKc In tempera'tufe.
For ICnstern Pennsylvania) Prob
ably Know to-night and Satur-
Idayi brisk east winds.
The river and Ita tributaries will
remain nbout stationary with no
material CIIHIIKC In ice condi
'remperaturet H a. m., :U| 2 p. m., 31.
Sum IMses. Ui27 a. m.| sets, SiSK
Moon i Full moon, March 11, at
II iIN p. m.
River Stage t Five feet above low
ltlKbest temiierature, 95.
I I,invest temperature, 'M.
j Mean temperature, 30.
I Normal temperature, 34.
Tills coupon an'U 10c will be \
good for one admission ticket to
"Niblo Travel Talks"
Present this coupon at Chest
nut Street Auditorium ticket
.oflice when you purchase ticket
Not Good at Door
Matinees Wednesday and Sat
urday, 2.15. lSvenlng perform
! ancc, 8.15.
Prlco of udmiaslun without
j coupon, 25u.
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