Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, May 16, 1914, Image 1
SS % '> " • •> .? ■ .- -- . 5 ;. . i'« J--' - a ■:• • ••" •; ~ ■ • ■■■ ■ ■ Reported Killing of American Soldier HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIII— No. 116 REFUGEES FROM THE HORRORS OF MEXICO PASS THROUGH CITY TeD of Insulting of American Women and Spitting in Face of "Cowardly Yankees" WOMEN WERE TRUE BLUE Declares United States Must Inter vene if Its Citizens Are to Live in Strife-torn Land ICnroute to his homo In Philadel phia following a hair-raising- escape with his family from troubled Mexico, -Michael J. Siattery, a third-part own er in a $5,000,000 gold mine near Guadalajara, passed through Harris burg. Mr. Siattery is a son-in-law of Thomas Mclfarland. 82fi North Sixty third street, Philadelphia; the latter came as far as this city to meet the refugees. Siattery, his wife, their two small daughters and some eighteen or twen ty other Americana went through some hair-graying experiences in try ing to escape from the country of the Huertistas. The Americans Anally made their escape from Manzanillo on the Mexican west coast to San Diego and thence to San Francisco on a freighter. The freighter was thirty six days out of Hong Kong with sev eral hundred Chinese coolies aboard. Some awful tales of the treatment by troops of the Huerta government, of the Mexican's savage hatred of Americans and things American, were told by Siattery. The women were in sulted by army officers the men were aunted with cowardice; American lags were torn from the consulate windows and burned and spat upon. During that Aag burning incident the ?ighteen Americans were lined up on he docks and while a battalion of Hu >rta troops stood up with loaded rifles, 'orced them to watch. When it was ill over a Mexican officer threw the \shes of the Aag in Slattery's face. "We have spat in your far >s and we lave insulted your women," said the ltficer. "What in hell have we got to * ,*Tow to make your cowardly Yan- Iv-s fight." ' "If the United States docs not in ervene and show Huerta and Villa ind Carranza and all the rest of hem that it isn't safe to attack Amer fans." said Siattery, "no Amerlcnn an ever go into Mexico w'th safety gain." So declared Siattery in telling if the outrages. Siattery went into some detail about he experiences of himself and the ither Americans and the families of he refugees in that faraway cpuntry nder the Southern Cross. Here are ome of the high lights; "When our wives refused to leave s. however, British Consul Holmes greed to give us all shelter. He threw ip fortiAcations and General Mier ad a few troops posted around the ullding. We ourselves kept sentinels osted during that never-to-be-forgot pn night. A mob that must have umbered 13,000 howled and shrieked nd cursed all night about the con ulate. 'Death to the Gringoes,' 'Kill lie Yanquis.' A Pate Worse Than Death "These were the cries, and X tell you. : was pretty tough to listen to. Our j ■omen were brave and true blue, • lough. That is something, for you now, when a woman falls into "the ands of one of these Mexicans, her ite is far worse than death. "At I o'clock that morning, the son f one of the most prominent members f the Mexican senate came to me nd said that he had just been ap rised that our forces, the Americans, ad tried to land at Vera Crui and had pen mowed down like grain before a \vthe. A lot of other terrible news as borne to us in that horrible night, ut somehow I didn't believe it. Maybe lat's because I'm an optimist bv na ire. "I realized that this sort of stuff was ist a ruse of Huerta's to rally his peo e. It had this effect. "By 2 o'clock we were notified that lere would be a train out the next »y. This word came to us from Mr. 'hu an American, who v.-as master echanic of the railway. British Con il Holmes saw General Mier and got ders that all Americans must leave [Continued on Page 9] Late News Bulletins READING WINS HALF MILE Finals in the liall' mile run resulted as follows: Hendricks. Read me. lirst: Hritsch. Tech. second: Sellers. Steelton, third: •lolinston. Cen tral. fourth; Red cay. Reading. Fifth. Time. 2:09 2-5. FEDERAL GUNBOAT SINKS Washington. May 16.—Rear Admiral Mayo reported to the Navy Department to-day that, the Mexican federal gunboat Vera Cruz, pre viously reported to have been abandoned, was sunk in the Panuco river nt Tamos, to-day. SILLIMAN ON WAY TO CAPITAL k Washington. May 16.——Further assurances reached the State De- IFirtment to-day from the Brazilian minister in Mexico City that Amerl (fan consul John R. Silllman, who was imprisoned at Saltllio, is en route o Mexico City, but that his arrival has been delayed by Interrupted railroad conditions. AMERICAN NEWSPAPER MAN MISSING .. Washington, May 16.—The State Department declared to-day that nil efforts to locate Ldward Depew Dostcr, an American new-paper man, had so Tar been fruitless, but that continued effort would be made by Senor Cardoso. FEDERALS EVACUATE MONCLOVA Washington. May 16.—That Mexican Federals had evacuated Mon clova In Coahuila, and that six hundred Constitutionalists under Gen eral Murguia had taken possession of the town, moving fram Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, was reported to-day to the State Department KING AND QUEEN IN PARIS Parts. May 16.—King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine, of Den mark, arrived here to-day to pay a two days* official visit of courtesv to France, during which they nre to l»e the guests of the French irov eminent. h Lancaster, Pa.. May 16.—At to-day's session of the General Svnod ol' the Kerormed Church, the board of Foreign Missions presented a re port In which they urged that the sum of $250,000 be apportioned to the aid of foreign missions. JAMES E. RODERICK ILL Hazleton, Pa., May 16.—James E. Roderick, chief of the State IJepartment of Mines mid Mining, one of the best known politicians of tin' State, is seriously 111 at his home here. TECH BIG FAVORITE IE\I ANNUAL STRUGGLE FOR TRACK HONORS Thousands Crowd Island Park to See Eighth Annual High School Meet THE GIRLS? ARE THEY OUT? Records May Be Shattered Before Start of Relay Late This Afternoon Technical High Harrisburg. Reading. Central High, Harrisburg. Steelton. In the order named these schools are looked upon as tho most likely winners at the eighth annual Pennsyl vania high school track meet which started promptly at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Municipal Field on the island. "All out for the trial heats In the one-hundred yard dash!" shouted Arthur H. Hull, clerk of tho course, at 2 sharp and the stand filled with colorful, joyful, hopeful boys and girls from the high schools of Cen tral Pennsylvania grew suddenly sil ent. The strained hush continued for nearly a minute. Then from down at the starting point near the Cum berland Valley railroad bridge camo the crack of starter's pistol, the sil ence of a moment turned to cries of Go It Tech! Como On Central! Steel ton! Steelton! and the lirst heat vai run. Expeert Shattered Records Fair skies and a track in Ideal con dition made the day a perfect one for the making of good time and indica tions were at a lato hour this after noon that many a record will be bro ken in the finals. The hundred or mote athletes who are striving for the medal prizes have been getting ready for to-day's meet since the breaking up of winter, and trainers said this morning that never in the history of meets in this city have the lads been in better trim than they are to-day. But with all the many varied color ed lounging robes worn by the Ath letes, the rugged strength visible in the boy . as they warmed up along the track and the hustle and bustle among the officials of the day the most beau tiful pictures were to bo seen on the stands along the dash-ways. Girls, Girls, Girls, dressed out in colors, colors, colors, compelled the eye, es pecially tho male eye, to give just a bit of attention to scenes of the d,ay not athletic. Steelton, and Central, of course, produced most of the pen nants and most of the. co'.or and most of the girls, but let It not be thought that there were no girls waving the maroon and gray of Tech. Oh, no! let no such thing b imagined! Tecli is Favorite Competition promised to bo close in the meet to-day. Tech High was a great favorite for winner. Reading, however, loomed up strong in tho warming-up. Central High expected to offer a few surprises. Still another [Continued on Page 11] Provide Funds For Erection of Grade Building on Hill Sufficient funds to provide for the erection of the new grade scho6l build ing on Allison Hill—the L. S. Shim mell school that is to be built at Six teenth and Catherine streets—were made available last evening by the School Board when it accepted the offer of the Central Trust Company for the $90,000 issue at its bid of par and SIOO premium. The Harrisburg Trust Company and the First National Bank were the only other bidders; they each asked a block of $20,000 at par. The bonds will Vie in SI,OOO denomi nations and the contract for printing the ninety was given to the Security- Bond and Note Company, Philadeh phia, at Its offer of $75; the Telegraph Printing Company was the only other bidder, its figure being $135. A petition from twelve Central high school teachers asking for an increase of pay for overtime from a half to three-quarters or full time because of the double session was referred to the finance committee. HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 16, 1914 DOIER NOW HEADS PENNA. STEEL; BIG THINGS LOOKED FOR Has Fine Record For Developing and Rehabilitating Huge Industries WAS MADE BOARD CHAIRMAN isSn js lM WILLIAM H. DONNER At a meeting of the directors of the Pennsylvania Steel Company, in Phila delphia yesterday, William H. Conner was elected to fill the newly-created rContinued on Page 9] BRYAN APPROVED CANAL TOLLS PLANK, SAYS SENATOR WALSH Was Largely Responsible For Its Insertion in Democratic Platform By Associated Press Washington. May 16.—The state ment that William Jennings Bryan de liberately approved the tolls exemp tion plank of the Democratic platform as a member of the subcommittee on resolutions which prepared the plat form, was made in the Senate to-day by Senator Welsh, of Montana, secre tary of the subcommittee. Senator Welsh declared that an open repudiation of a solemn covenant by a political party would cause all to recoil from it with horror were it pro posed by any other man than the President of the United States. "For myself its moral aspect as sumes no different hue because he j commends it," added the Senator. I As a substitute for the repeal bill .Senator Walsh urged the adoption of former President Taft's proposal to submit the controversy to tho Su preme Court. "When the tolls plank was present ed," said Senator Walsh, "Mr. Bryan expressed his approval but said that it should be accompanied by another i plank declaring against the admission of railroad owned ships to the canal. And so the platform read after the declaration concerning tolls." i Aged Mother Sends Pascal Hall Dollar to Buy His Tobacco | Pascal Hall got a dollar yesterday [from his bent and gray-headed mother in the. South Carolina foothills. Slv> sent the money by nostal money ! order with motherly letter of com i fort—and tho suggestion that he buy himself some tobacco. | Hall is to be hanged Tuesday, May 26, for the murder of a fellow negro. Bank Stock Brings Top-notch Prices at Public Sale Today 1 Thirty-five shares of bank and pub lic utility stock were sold this morn ing In front of the Courthouse. The stock was an accumulation of securi ties offered by several estates. The prices received were much higher than ordinary. Two shares of Klrst National Bank stock brought $575 apiece; twenty-one shares of Commonwealth Trust brought $401.50, nntl twelve shares of Harrisburg Bight and Power . Company stock were sold at J4H.50 each. Al'TO HITS BOY Albert Alexander, aged # years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Alexander. 533 Violet street,' was-rnn down by an automobile this morning owned by W. Justin Carter. 52 7 Maclay street, and driven by farter's son. The lad received injuries about his face and body. TENER PLACES THE BLAME EOR HIGHWAY HOLD-OP ON POWELL Governor Refuses Request of the Auditor General For Deputy to Defend Him SUSTAINS GENERAL BELL Sharp Criticism of the Course of Auditor General Runs Through Letter Governor John K. Tener to-day sent a letter to Auditor General A. W. Powell, in which he not only upheld Attorney General John C. Bell in his refusal to assign one of his deputies to represent the Auditor General in mandamus proceedings brought as a result of the controversy over the pay ment of revenue from automobile li censes to the State Highway Depart ment as required by law, but informed Mr. Powell that he approval of all the Attorney General had done in bring ing actions against the Auditor Gen eral. In addition the Governor says that from what he has heard the "dilatory" tactics of Mr. Powell In the actions have prevented early de cision of the Important question raised by the fiscal officer and puts the blame for condition of the highways on the shoulders of the Auditor General. The letter was sent in response to an appeal made to the Governor by Mr. Powell when the Attorney General had refused his request to assign Dep uty Attorney General J. E. 15. Cun ningham to defend him in the man damus proceedings brought by Mr. Bell to compel payment of the auto mobile license money to the Highway Department as provided by the motor vehicle license act of 1913 or to give him an allowance for counsel fees. The Governor's letter In his letter the Governor says: "May 14, 1914. "Hon. A. W. Powell, Auditor General, Harrisburg, Pa. "Sir: Your letter of the 12th in stant, together with a copy of a com munication from the Attorney Gen eral to you of the same date, were received in due course, since which time I have carefully reviewed the action taken by the Highway Depart ment, the Attorney General and your- fContinued on Page 9] PITY'"DEAF" MEN WHO BLOW SAFE OF HERMAN CIGAR CO. Strangers Ask Numerous Questions in Sign Language About Establishment When two strangers who appeared and behaved like deaf mutes called at the offices of the John C. Herman cigar company at New Cumberland yesterday afternoon and evinced a keen interest in the interior arrange ment of the plant the employes felt only pity for them. And when the visitors asked in sign language and with pencil and tablet numerous questions about the estab lishment the workmen willingly, sym pathetically,' explained all they could. But just before the pair departed one of them wrote on a bit of paper: "When is payday?" A clerk obligingly wrote "To-mor row—Saturday," in reply. Amazed workmen who came to work this morning discovered that the office door had been "jimmied" and the safe door blown open. An empty nitroglycerin can and a decidedly queer odor in the air told its own story. * An inner drawer had been pried loose and the contents consisting of S3BO worth of revenue stamps, had been stolen. The stamps are of the kind used for the tobacco trade and are of little value to the thieves. New Cumberland sleuths are seeking a trail however. Shammo Says He Is Not For McCormick The following statement was given out to-day by Calder B. Shammo, can dlJato for Democratis nomination for the Legislature in the city district: "It is not true, as stated in the Pa triot to-day that I, as a candidate for the nomination as a member of the State Legislature, on the Democratic ticket, am in favor of the nomination of Mr. Palmer for Senator and Mr. McCormick for Governor. I am a Ryan Democrat and am lending my best efforts to bring about the .success of the whole Ryan ticket in this city and the defeat of the McCormick-Pal nier faction. The statement that I am for Palmer and McCormick was made, by me in a joking way and was never intended to be taken seriouslv, as I am unqualifiedly In favor of the whole Ryan ticket." HOW TO VOTE FOR JUDGE CEO Ask for a Nonpartisan ballot and mark it: GEORGE BONNER | GUSTAV A. ENDLICH | ROBERT S. FRAZER ~| J. J. fCTNTNER | GEORGE KUNKKL HAROLD L. ROBINSON j EMORY A. AVALLING - | WM. WILHELM j CENTRAL PE URGED TO TURN OUT BIG KUNKEL IIUMII ■■■ ■. ■■■mm IN II SSI Wf K fjiryM BL I $ PRESIDENT JUDGE GEORGE KUNKEL The nonpartisan committee having In charge the campaign of President Judge George Kunkel for the State Supreme Court bench callod attention to-day to the necessity of polling a big vote in Dauphin county and through out Central Pennsylvania at tho pri maries next Tuesday. • Judge Kunkel's campaign in his home district has swept everything before it. No other candidate has been able to gain a foothold in Cen tral Pennsylvania. So unanimous is sentiment in his favor at home that many of his friends do not realize that a serious contest is being waged for his nomination and that other candi dates are striving by every means In their power to gain support and in fluence. It must not be forgotten that each of the other candidates is per sonally popular in his home district and that to overcome heavy votes cast elsewhere it will be necessary for all Judge ICunkel's friends at home to come to his support on Tuesday. The committee is much pleased with late reports from many places through out Pennsylvania. Judge Kunkel's chances of nomination are considered excellent. Indeed, those who have been most closely associated with his campaign were to-day sure that he will be nominated, but they were urg ing that every vote possible be re corded for him, as the nonpartisan "Get an Elevator!" Pleads the Trousered Dr. Walker Goodness Only Knows How Anyone Can Climb Pennsy Steps Dressed in "Those Horrid Skirts" Dr. Mary Walker —the first woman, remember, who ever wore trousers in public—was in Harrisburg an hour early this morning. And in that one hour Dr. Walker took occasion to say what sho thinks about the Penn sylvania Railroad for not having an elevator for passengers in the Harris burg station. Dressed as usual, in trousers of the latest mode, frock coat, silk hat, and carrying one of those dear, sweet canes so much affected these bright May aft ernoons by the mustached youth of this fair city, Dr. Walker arrived hero at 2.45 o'clock this morning. At 3.45 sho boarded a train for Buffalo. But no sleeping car for Dr. Mary! She will have none of them and always GIVE STRIKERS A CHANCE FOR JOBS Pennsy Sends Letters to Men Tell ing Them to Report Mon day Morning Outside of preparations for the big I meeting at the Colonial Theater to morrow night strikers spent a quiet day. Railroad officials also reported a lull in the storm and anticipated nothing of any special interest to-day. 1 Both sides appear to be waiting for the result of the Debs meeting at the [Colonial Theater to-morrow night. Believing, they they say, that u [ number of employes quit work [Continued on Page 14] FIRE IN MAIL CAR By Associated Press Rending, Pa.. -May 16.—Fire was discovered In a Reading Railway mail car filled with matter at Royersford this morning. The flames spread rap idly and the car was run to r,infield, where the flames were extinguished, but not before half of the mail was destroyed and badly damaged. ballot is as yet experimental and there is no precedent upon which accurate estimates of results may be based. It Is evident, however, that Judge Kunkel's excellent record on the,bench is all over Pennsylvania! Re ports at headquarters indicate that his conduct of the Capitol conspiracy cases and his decisions in the "full crew" law and other important cases have made a deep impression on the popular mind. It has not been for gotten that Judge Kunkel presided at the Captiol conspiracy cases, as the result of which all the guilty persons were convicted and nearly $2,000,000 of stolen money returned to the State. He has received' strong support throughout the mining regions and wherever union labor is strong be cause of his eminent fairness when tho "full crew" law- was bitterly assailed in the Dauphin county courts. He sustained this law and the Supreme Court sustained him. Of all the candidates Judge Kunkel is admittedly best fitted by training, experience, and natural ability for the Supreme Court judgeship. He has had six years as a lawmaker in the Legis lature six years as district attorney and ten years on the bench, having been unanimously re-elected last Fall with the support of the very men who were his bitterest opponents when he ran first. rides in a day coach. Just why she refuses to state. It was on getting out of the train from Washington that the Doctor gave her opinion of the railroad accommo dations. "Gracious goodness!" she exclaimed, "this railroad is certainly miles behind the times when it comes to providing accommodations for passengers. Must I climb those steps? No, I musn't. Get me an elevator." So a courteous brakeman arranged to have the Doctor taken to the wait ing room by way of the baggage lift. "I don't see how women get up at all in those horrid tight skirts," shot Dr. Walker on leaving the elevator with her baggage. DR. NOBLE RESIGNS AS HEAD OF DICKINSON Lack of Financial Support of Col lege Causes Dissatisfaction in Management Special to The Telegraph Philadelphia, May 16: Dr. Eu gene Allen Noble yesterday resigned as president of Dickinson College, Car lisle, Pa., and the resignation was accepted at a meeting of the Board of Trustees at the University Club, this city. Dr. John H. Morgan, dean of the college, was chosen president pro tern to serve until the annual meeting, when the office will be filled permanently. Lack of financial support for the college was the Impelling cause for Dr. Noble's resignation. The board adopted a resolution attesting his distinguished ability regretting Ills resignation and expressing the hope for his future success. , Doctor Noble was elected president of Dickinson In October 1911 belns at that time president of GoUpher Col lege. Baltimore. He succeeded Dr. George E Reed. 16 PAGES ♦POSTSCRIPT. 1 U. S. AWAITS REPORT ON DISAPPEARANCE OF PRIVATE PARKS Huerta Government Has Promised Full Investigation, Says Span ish Ambassador MEXICANS REACH WASHINGTON Principals in Niagara Falls Con ference to Be Spanish Ambassador's Guests By Associated Press Washington. D. C., May 16.—State Department officials awaited to-day a reply from the Huerta government to the urgent Inquiry mado by the Bra zilian minister In Mexico City at the request of Secretary Bryan for In formation concerning the whereabouts of Private Samuel Parks. Spanish Am bassador Riano to-day received a dis patch from the Huerta government promising immediate investigation. Air. Bryan said he had received no proof from the Brazilian envoy that Parks, who went through the Mexican line in his uniform, was executed. But it is known that the minister as well as General Funston in Vera Cruz have been told repeatedly that the young private had met with a summary exe cution and that tils body had been mutilated and destroyed. Neither, however, has been able to report to Washington the Mexican commmander's account of just what happened. War Department officials i say they assume Parks met his death, in the manner unofficially reported. Secretary Bryan declined to inako public the text of the representations made by him to General Huerta through the Brazilian minister other than to say that they were "urgent." Kept ljight Burning Last night's reports corroborated to day from Vera Cruz by American Con sul Canada that Tuxpam, on the east coast of Mexico, is in the hands of Constitutionalists, raises a question as to the possible occupation by the Con stitutionalists of Lobos Island, which lies only a few miles off Tuxpam. The Huerta lighthouse keeoers turned over the lighthouse to tiie American ■ [Continued on Paso 11] Promoter Wanted by Police Tried to Make Victim of Dr. J. W. Hill Chicago, 111., May 16.—The liamo of the Rev. J. Wesley Hill, of New York, formerly of Grace church, Har risburg, figures in the correspondence of J. H. Barrett, accused of engaging in fraudulent mortgage proceedings, Barrett, for whose arrest a reward has been offered, it appears from his correspondence, had addressed letters Hill and had interested him in his schemes. The officers say that Hill hacked out before Barrett procured any money from him but he will ho called upon as a witness against tho promoter. [THE WEATHER For llnrrlaliurg anil vlclnltyi Fair to-night nnit Sunday; moderate temperature. For Kaatern I'cnnaylvanla: Fair weather and moderate tempera ture to-nlglit mid Sundays lin lit to ■uodernte northweat Hindu. River Tlie Siiaquehanna river nnil all Itn tributary*" "'III continue to fall until rain occura. A atage of nbout 7.8 feet In Indicate cd for Hurrlaburg Sunday morn lug. General ComlllloUM ! A disturbance, central over Sax kiitchenun, reaehliiK far to thi aouthwurd, hua eauaed ahowcra generally In the Kooky Moun | tulua, over the l'neitlc Slope and in the Southwest I'lulna Stntea lit the iHHt twenty-four hoara. I Except allghtly cooler weather In | the Middle Atlantic Stntea, anil a general full of "i to 12 degree* In temperature weat of the Kocky Mountaiiia, there liaa been a gen eral rlae of 2 to 14 degrees In temperature alnce laat report throughout the United States. Temperature) 8 a. m., sa. Sun: Hiaea, 4:50 a. m.; acta, 7:l:i p. m. Moon: Sen moon, May 24, 9:35 l>. m. River Stage t 0.0 feet above low water mark. Yeaterday'a Weather lllghcat temperature, <lB. liowent temperature, 10. Mean temperature, 58. formal temperature, (11. MARRIAGE LICENSES Clarence C. Koppcnheiter and Hattle Hoover. Halifax. Andrew Rohacok and Melissa May Funk, Steelton. Harry G. From and Ada M. Kupp, Bitumin, Pa. / N Put Your Signs Where People See Them Merchants and manufacturers can read this message with equal advantage. When you advertise you want to reach the public. 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