Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, June 22, 1914, Image 1

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Mediators Have Hopes of Bringing Constitutionalists info Conferences
LXXXIII — No. 147
democratic Bosses Save Wilson the
Trouble of Awarding Spoils
to Democrats
Post Offices and Revenue Jobs
Will Be Filled Promptly—
Campaign Starts Early
Special to The Telegraph
Philadelphia, June 22. —Four men,
two candidates for election in Novem
ber, one the official "headsman" of
the Post Office Department and an
other a would-be attorney general, are
sitting around a table at a hotel here
to-day dividing up tho federal patron
age of Pennsylvania for President
Woodrow Wilson. They are engaged
in the sort of thing which used to
cause Democratic editors to rave about
division of spoils and which brought
out caustic remarks from eminent re
formers ami publicists before they got
into office.
The conference is being held by the
same four men who made up the pri
mary slate for Pennsylvania and took
it over to the White House one. even
ing last Spring to have Wilson to rub
ber stamp it- Incidentally, the "Big
Four" slated two of their own number
—A. Mitchell Palmer for senator and
Vance C. McCormick for governor—
thus achieving the goal of years of
scheming and conniving and expendi
ture of money. The men in conference
are Palmer, McCormick, James I.
Blakslee, Fourth Assistant Postmaster
General, and Roland S. Morris, Demo
cratic state chairman and the man
who put through the platform scheme
which was denounced in the. recent
meeting of the Democratic State com
mittee as "a cheat and a fraud."
Quite Frank About It
The "Big Four" is quite frank about
what it is doing. There is no denial
that "plans" for the campaign are be
ing made and that the apportionment
of offices is part of a plan. The four
met last evening when the church bells
were ringing and decided how to di
vide the offices. They went at it again
to-day. They realize that the exi
gencies of the campaign in face of
business depression and arrogant run
ning of a State machine require work
on Sunday eve and Monday morn.
It is expected that such post offices
in Dauphin, Perry and Cumberland
<ounties which have not been filled,
inclucl'nsr .New Cumberland, where Gif
ford chot made things easy, will be
fillet; tliout delay, and that the two
federal jobs which have been carved
off as the share of Dauphin in the
revenue service will soon be an
nounced. In the old days such action
used to be called "slating." Now it is
performance of a party duty and in
the interest of the people to put the
best politicians in office at this time.
Philadelphia has seen many famous
political conferences and many things
have been worked out here in the way
of political divisions, but nothing quite
so brazen as the division of the spoils
while the bells rang for evening
Palmer's Ideas
Congressman Palmer got the pub
licity for the four. He did not give the
others a chance. Palmer said that he
thought the campaign should start
about September 1 and that the ma
chine shop in Harrisburg would be the
headquarters, with branches in Phila
delphia, Pittsburgh and such other
ports as would need cargoes of cash.
Incidentally, Palmer gave the inter
esting information that the party is
not harmonious now, but will be in
November. He had the news from
York and other counties ringing in his
cars when he said that and he was not
very comfortable about it when lie got
up this morning. The reason for his
belief that things will be better in No
vember is that Wilson will come into
the State and bring his Cabinet with
him. Whether the people of the Key
stone State will stand for psycho
logical arguments and empty pockets
is doubted.-
Palmer further declared that the
alk that he would so into the Presi
lent's Cabinet in November was ab
lurd, but he did not discuss what
miKht happen after November 5.
Late News Bulletins
Trinidad. Colo., .Juno 22.—Dan I.ee, secretary of the miners' union
at Papotown, 101 I'a.so county, was placed in jail here to-day in eonneo
tiou with the killing or nine employes of the Rocky Mountain thiol Com
pany during; a battle with strikers at Forbes on April 20.
Steubenville, Ohio. .Tune 22.—Mayor George Noil, of Dillonvale,
to-day called on Short IT W. A. lliiscroft for deputies to guard his court
to-morrow when .Joseph ICttor. Industrial Workers of the World leader,
is to be Riven a hearing on charges of inciting to riot and assault on
Clyde Morrow, superintendent of the .Jug Hun coal mine. t
llillerest. Alberta. June 22.—Discovery by rescuers of fifty bodies
lying in one of the tunnels of mine No. 20 of the llillerest collieries. Lim
ited, to-day brought up to 181 the total of recovered dead at the mlno
which was wrecked by an explosion Friday. Kiglity grave diggers
worked all day In the little mountainside cemetery just outside of the
village and by night it is expected the greater pari of the former male
population of the mining colony will bo resting there.
London, .Tune 22.—MorgaJi Hransby Williams who probably had
more to do than any other man with the construction of the earlier
railroads in the British Isles, died hero to-da.v. Ho also planned and
built many of the Italian railways as well as thousands of miles of Rus
sian lines.
Washington, June 22.—Seriousness of the Haitien revolutionary situ
tttloii has caused President Zamor to take the Held in person. During
the preesident's absence from the capital the government will l»e in the
hands of a commission which will act with the cabinet. Conditions In
Port Au Prince arc reported cpilet.
Wall Street Closing.—Chesapeake & Ohio, 51U; Lehigh Valley.
Northern Pacific, 111%; Southern Pacific, Cnlon Paolfle
137: C.. M. & St. I'„ 101; P. R. R., 112; Reading, 105'4; N. Y. Central,'
01 '/i; Canadian Pacific, 195>/ 2 ; United States Steel, 62%.
Mrs. R. A. Dunn No. I Once Promi
nent in Presbyterian Church
Circles in This City
Now Charges Spouse With Marry
ing Southern Woman With
out a Divorce
Special to The Telegraph
Waycross, Ga., June 22. —Two wives
of R. A. Dunn, one of whom he mar
ried in Harrisburg twelve years ago,
met in the office of the sheriff here.
They had nothing to say to each other
of their marital troubles, each con
tenting herself with a stony staro at
the other.
The prosecution was started by Mrs.
Dunn No. 1, who before her marriage
was Miss Notie Bena Leltzell, promi
nent in Harrisburg church circles, be
ing an active worker in Pine Street
Presbyterian Church. Her marriage
to Dunn, who at that time gave his
place of residence as Philadelphia, was
performed by the Rev. Isaac N. Bag-
Icy in Harrisburg, February 20, 1902.
After residing in Harrisburg for a
few months Dunn took his wife to
New Haven, Conn. About four years
later he came to Georgia, leaving his
wife behind. Mrs. Dunn asserts that
at first. her husband intended her to
join him, but that later her clothes,
which she hud sent to Savannah pre
paratory to coming south, were re
turned to New Haven with a curt mes
sage that she should stay there.
Wife No. 2 before her marriage was
Miss Grace Kelly, of Savannah, where
she had lived with her husband since
their marriage.
No. 2 Claims Love
The Savannah wife says Dunn loves
her and will return to her when he
is out of his present trouble.
"I love him, too," she said, "and am
sorry he has made such a mistake. I
have no censure for him, however."
The lirst wife says she is afraid of
Dunn. She says she thinks if he s%ould
meet her nlone some Waycross under
taker would have to bury her.
It is presumed that Dunn had met
and was wooing Miss Kelly at the
time he sent word to his first wife not
to come to Georgia. Their marriage,
however, was recent. Dunn recently
accepted a position with a railroad at
Waycross, while his wife remained at
their Savannah home. She had no in
timation that he had ever been mar
ried before.
Dunn has refused consistently to
discuss the matter.
Heavy Apple Crop Is
Promised This Year
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., June 22. —Ap-
ples this year promise a heavy yield in
Maryland and North Carolina, the. fin
est crop in the history of Colorado,
an unusual crop in Michigan, good
crops in Virginia, Georgia and South
Carolina, and prospects in other States
generally good or above average, ac
cording to reports to the Department
of Agriculture announced to-day.
Insect pests killed many old orch
ards in New England, and damage
from tent caterpillars was common
from Maine to New York. Some in
jury was suffered in Indiana and Illi
nois, from a late freeze and injuries
are reported, particularly in Indiana,
Illinois and Missouri.
The commercial apple crop was
considerably less in 1913 than in the
preceding year, shipments by rail and
water indicating it was 64 per cent,
of the 1913 season. This movement,
which constitutes one-fourth or one
fifth of the total crop amounted to
28,053,000 bushels of which New
York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey
shipped 12,023,000 bushels, and Wash
ington, Oregon and California 4,144,-
000 bushels.
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., June 22.—Presi
dent Wilson told inquirers to-day that
he was supporting the provision in
the naval bill to sell the battleships
Mississippi and Idaho to Greece. He
has been assured by A. Vouros, Greek
charge d'affaires, that the battleships
are not to be used in any immediate
Orders Formal Decree of Incorpor
ation Presented For Court's
Committee Will Prepare Matters
Necessary For Starting Com
munity on Its Way
Paxtang is about to become a bor
In a comprehensive opinion handed
down this morning Additional Law
Judge S. J. M. McCarrell directed that
the petition of the Paxtang citizens
asking for Incorporation be granted
and ordered a formal decree of in
corporation presented for the court's
I This preliminary step will be fol
lowed in the near future by the pre
sentation of the formal decree with
suggestions for the borough officers,
site for polling places, etc., to serve
until the November election.
These matters will be prepared by a
committee of citizens and submitted
to the court by the petitioners' attor
ney Charles C. Stroh.
In the meantime some of the de
tails relative to schools, laying out of
streets, street lighting facilities, etc.,
will be arranged so that there may be
no delay in starting the county's baby
borough on its own way, on its own
official government feet as it were.
Exceptions Filed
For months the question of incor
poration has been discussed and some
time ago the matter was formally pre
sented to the court. Exceptions to the
petition were filed, however, chief of
which • was by the heirs of the S. S.
Rutherford estate. Their protest was
against the admission of about 106
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Efforts to Recover
Bodies From Empress
Cost Diver's Life
By Associated Press
Rimouski, Quebec., June 22. Ef
forts to recover bodies from the hull
of the sunken liner Empress of Ire
land yesterday cost the life of Diver
Cossbooin of New York in the employ
of the Quebec Salvage Company. With
several other divers Cossoboom made
a descent.
After he had been down thirty
minutes the men on the surface tried
to signal him but received no answer.
Two divers from the British cruiser
Essex tried to find him but failed.
Another diver from the Essex foun<'
Cossoboom lying unconscious on his
life line.
He was brought to the surface but
died in half an hour.
Judge McCarrell Back
to Alma Mater to Help
Select New President
Additional Law Judge S. J. M.
McCarrell, of the Dauphin County
Court, left this afternoon for Wash
ington, Pa., to attend the ceremonies
of commencement week and the meet
ing of the trustees of Washington and
Jefferson College.
Judge McCarrell is one of the local
alumnus of Washington and Jefferson
and has served on the board of trus
tees for some years. Incidentally he
makes a special effort to get back to
his alma mater for class reunions, etc.,
whenever possible.
One of the important matters that
will occupy the board of trustees this
week will be the Problem of electing a
successor to Dr. Moffltt, who leaves the
chair of the presidency after thirty
years' service. Judge McCarrell will
return Friday.
Murderer Will Go to
His Death in Chair
He Helped to Build
By Associated Press
Evansville, Ind., June 22.—Robert
Collier ,a negro, sentenced to death
here last week for the murder of Pa
trolman John Cain, will go to his
death Friday, October 16, in the elec
tric chair he helped install at Michigan
Collier was released from the Michi
gan City prison last February when
he was serving a sentence for assault
and battery with intent to kill. He was
suffering with tuberculosis and was
sent home to die. One of his last acts
at the penitentiary was helping to
construct the death chair.
Collier shows no sign of fear at
his approaching death. "Yes, sir," he
smiled In his cell in the county jail.
"I helped build the chair and I was
the first man to sit In It after it was
completed. Now I'm going to spend
my last moment in it. lam going to
the chair happy as a bird."
Wilson Believes Two
Treaties Will Be Given
Support in Senate
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., June 22.—Presi
dent Wilson believes that when the
Colombian and Nicaraguan treaties are
understood they will be amply sup
ported in the Senate. He made this
clear to callers to-day but refused' to
go Into details. The treaties are pend
ing before the foreign relations com
mittee, before which Secretary Bryan
again appeared to-day to continue his
explanation. There Is some opposition
Ito the proposed payment of $25,000,-
I 000 to Colombia, and to features of
I the Nicaraguan treaty, which some
; Senators contend would work unduly
jto sustain the present government
Twenty Passengers Rode in Little
Vessel Licensed to Carry
Not More Than Ten
By Associated Press
Syracuse, N. Y. ( June 22. —An in
vestigation of the launch accident,
which resulted in the drowning of
twelve people in the Oswego canal last
night is being made under the direc
tion of Coroner Moore.
There were twenty passengers on
the boat and it was reported to-day
that the craft was licensed to carry
not more than ten passengers. It was
raining at the time of the accident and
the canvas curtains had been pulled
down and buttoned securely, so that
the boat proved a death trap for its
Seven children are numbered among
the victims. Three women and two
men were also drowned. Only one of
the children on the boat at the time
of the accident was saved.
Close to Shore
Lewis Dainer, owner of the launch,
said to-day that he was not more than
fifteen feet from the bank, that there
were sufficient life preservers on the
boat to accommodate all aboard and
thivt all would have been saved but
the rain and the being so
dark made it impossible to see
the people struggling in the
water. Dainer said that his boat
struck some object in the water, caus
ing the launch to overturn. He could
not say what the object was. Two of
Dainer's children are among the vic
The dead: Mrs. George H. Adams,
2fi Syracuse; Genevieve Adams, 1 year
old; Lillian Adams, 4; Margaret Ad
ams, 5, all children of Mrs. Adams;
Mrs. Harry Welsh, 25, Syracuse;
Katherine Welsh, aged 1 year; John
Mogg, 38, Syracuse; Florence Dainer,
12, Syracuse; Earl Dainer, 10; Charles
Shultz, 22, Syracuse; Miss Mabel Tib
bets, 26, Syracuse; Howard Cranz, 3,
By Associated Press
Ossining, N. Y., June 22. —Peter
Hebacci, a 19-year-old Italian, a tool
of a black hand "murder syndicate"
in West Chester county, was put to
death in the electric chair at Sing Sing
prison to-day for the murder of Tony
Marro, of White Plains. Hebacci had
figured in other crimes and on his
promise to expose the workings of
the "murder ryndicate" Governor
Glynn granted him a six months' re
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., June 22.—A pro
posal to rename Culebra cut, Gaillard
cut, in honor of the late Colonel David
DuH. Gaillard, the army engineer who
chained the foot of the mountain there
and by his untiring devotion to duty
contracted a malady which caused his
death, was laid before President Wil
son to-day by Representative Finley,
of South Carolina. Mr. Finley said
the President instantly approved of
thj plan.
By Associated Press
Washington, June 22. F'resident
Wilson and Attorney General Mcßeyn
olds are agreed that the dissolution
suit against the New Haven railroad
must go forward unless the Massa
chusetts Legislature empowers the
i holding company to sell lta Boston and
'Alaine stock.
"Rookies" Will Get
"Immunity Bath" Just
Before Going to Camp
Members of Companies D and T of
the National Guard of Pennsylvania
who have been taken Into the two
companies within the past year will
have to undergd an "immunity bath"
to free them from the dangers of
typhoid fever while they are at the
summer encampment.
The new members will undergo
their operation the latter part of July
before they leave for the encamp
ment. Germs will be injected into the
left arm of each member for the pre
vention of typhoid.
President Wilson Talks
About "Psychological"
Business Depression
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., June 22.—Dis
cussing the so-called "psychological"
business depression with callers to
day, President Wilson declared he had
no quarrel with any persons or cor
porations who desired to express either
to him or to Congress their own opin
ions on business conditions and anti
trust legislation, but he contended that
systematic circulation of form letters
and telegrams protesting against new
legislation was "certainly open to
The President said that all he want
ed was a square deal and that every
thing should be open and above board.
Telegrams and letters sent broadcast
to be signed and forwarded to gov
ernment officials constituted an artifi
cial campaign, he believed.
Confirmation of Reserve
Board Will Be Sought
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., June 22.
Searching the records of the five men
President Wilson has nominated for
the Federal Reserve Hoard began to
day In the Senate banking committee,
but no formal action was taken.
Friends of the administration indi
cated they would press for early con
firmation of the nominees and several
senators seemed satisfied with Presi
dent Wilson's explanation of how
Thomas D. Jones, of Chicago, came
to own one share of stock in the
International Harvester Company.
The President wrote to Senator
Owen that. Mr. Jones owned the stock
merely to qualify as a director and
that he entered the harvester board to
correct conditions the government is
now fighting through the Department
of Justice.
Schenectady Girl May
Have Been Murdered
By Associated Press
Schenectady, N. Y., June 22.—Police
to-day began a search for Theresa
Faust, a 16-year-old girl, who has
been missing from her home here
i more than three weeks, in the belief
! that she might be the victim in the
Mohawk river murder mystery.
According to Miss Faust's parents,
she wore a pink undergarment when
last seen and a piece of such a gar
ment was found with the torso taken
from the river last Friday.
The parents of the Faust girl were
unable to give the authorities many
details of her disappearance. She sim
ply dropped out of sight. She had no
reason for leaving home, they say.
Search also still is being prosecuted
for Miss Sarah Meader, who dis
appeared on May 2 5.
By Associated Press
Philadelphia, June 22.—The United
States Commission on Industrial Itela
tions, which has held meetings in New
York and Paterson, N. J., began ses
sions here to-day to study industrial
conditions in Philadelphia. The hear
ings will continue throughout the
Rifles Cash Drawer of Wolf ley
Store; Police Have No Clue
to His Identity
Harrisburg's "auger burglar" Is still
working in Second street.
Last night he bored his way into
the grocery and produce store of Clar
ence N. Wolfley, 226 North Second
street, and got away with one dollar
In nickels. The money was in a small
cash drawer.
As at two other places the burglar
went to a lot of trouble for the small
amount of cash he secured. Entrance
was gained by boring a hole in the
transom of a rear door. An inch
auger was used and four holes were
bored. This permitted the removal
of a portion of the transom frame,
large enough to get a hand through.
Getting to the latch fastened on the
transom was easy.
The thief rifled the cash drawer and
made his exit through a rear door
which was found open. The burglar
bored several holes in the panel of
the rear door, but was unable to get
to the fastenings. Barrels at the rear
of the store enabled the burglar to
reach the transom.
The police believe It was the same
burglar who worked at the McAlister
drug store, 1332 North Second street,
Wednesday night, and at the Wllhelm
drug store Friday night.
"Ty" Cobb May Have to
Face Arrest Because He
Pointed Gun at Butcher
By Associated Press
Detroit, Mich., June 22.—Tyrus R.
Cobb, the famous outfielder of the
Detroit American League baseball
club, may be defendant in a suit for
damages as a result of the trouble
he caused in the butcher shop of W.
D. Carpenter here Saturday night.
Cobb pointed a revolver at Carpenter
and then assaulted Harold Harding,
an employe, when the latter attempted
to Interfere. Harding is 20 years old.
Carpenter conferred with a local at
torney to-day and said that he had not
decided to ask whether to have Cobb
arrested or to seek damages in a civil
Cobb, in a signed statement, admit
ted both charges. He said that Car
penter had insulted Mrs. Cobb during
an argument over a purchase she had
made at the butcher shop. He went to
Carpenter's place of business to de
mand an apology and declared he took
an automatic revolver loaded with
four cartridges to protect himself, if
i necessary.
Yesterday afternoon after driving
homeward in his automobile from the
office of a physician who examined his
thumb which he fractured during his
light with Harding, Cobb ran Into a
grocery wagon. Nobody was injured
but the wagon was smashed and
Cobb's automobile damaged.
By Associated I'ress
Washington, June 22.—Hundreds of
persons were attracted to Meadow
lands, near here, to-day by t'.ie spec
tacle of a burning oil tank, while
tifty :nen, under Frank McCue, super
intendent of the United Coal company,
fought to save the cabins of a score
or more miners from the flames. The
tank, filled with 25,000 barrels of oil,
was struck by lightning early to-dav
and it was expected it would burn for
several days. The was estimated
at 125,000.
Success of Latest Plans Evolved
at Niagara Falls Is Now
Being Awaited
Advantage of New Arrangement
Is That Meetings Can Be Held 1
While Fighting Is Going On .
By Associated Press
Niagara Falls, Ont., Juno 22. —•
Actual negotiations between represen
tatives of the two fighting factions in
Mexico in an effort to agree on an in
dividual for the provisional presidency
is the latest plan which the mediators
have evolved for the solution of tho
Mexican problem.
Just how the two elements will be
drawn together remained a secret to
day, but it became known that strong
pressure had been brought to bear on
General Carranza, through the Amer
ican government, and that the media
tors had persuaded the Huerta govern
ment to come into the plan.
Informal parleys between the repre
sentatives of the two factions outside
of tho formal mediation proceedings,
but with the counsel and advice of tiio
American delegates, is the object of
the new plan. This move was adopt
ed as a last resort—every effort to get
the Constitutionalists to agree to an
armistice as desired by the mediators
maving failed.
.Will sanction Agreement
The appeal which Is said to have
inlluenced both factions, is that the
Mexicans themselves must save their
country from further bloodshed by;
each making certain sacrifices, but
neither side will he asked to abandon
the principles for which they have
been contending. It will be several
days before the plans will materialize
and Constitutionist delegates can ar
The determination, seems to be to
leave the question of a provisional
president to tho two Mexican factions
to decide. Any agreement which they
may reach will be sanctioned by tho
American government.
The advantage of the new plan, It ia
said, is that the conferences will be
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, Flag Day Pictures at
| Photoplay Today and
Tomorrow; Big Crowds
. The Telegraph pictorial department
' has arranged with the Photoplay the
ater to show the battle flag transfer
pictures to-day and to-morrow. This
is to meet the demands of people who
were unable to see the pictures on Sat
urday. The Photoplay Theater had
the biggest day in all its history and
j still turned away hundreds who wanted
to see the flag pictures. As a last
resort they were run off every hour,
J the show being cut short in order to
- give the crowds opportunity to se«
1 them.
1 West End Republican
i Club Will Organize
I Corps For Parading
i The West End Republican Club will
1 meet to-morrow evening to form a
, marching corps for the coming cam
. paign. The club's membership is grow
s ing and already a large number of
members have volunteered to join tho
i parade division. The organization will
r have a campaign rally In the near!
r future at which a number of wcll»i
f known Republicans and the local can*
t didates will deliver addresses.
1 Transcontinental Roads
I Win Their Fight For
; Title to Oil Land*
Washington. D. C., June 22. —Trans-J
continental railways won their fight l
for title to some $700,000,000 worth 4
of oil lands when the Supreme Court
to-day held void the clause in the pat- (
ents making the land revert to tho
p government if found to contain min
The court held that the patents were
irregular, but that they could not be
, attacked collateral —by either claim
-3 ants—but could only be set aside by,
1 a direct attack by the government.
r Justice Vandevanter, for the court,
3 incidentally emphasized the claim that
the government's time in which it
could attack the patents had expired
r in 1900 or 1901.
Williamsport, Pa., June 22.—Mrs.
I Suzanna Thomas, aged 93, died to-day
t at her farm home near Jersey Shore.
1 She was Incoming county's oldest
1 woman resident. '
Rome, June 22.—The Most Rev»
? Jeremith'J. Harty, archbishop of Ma
-1 nila, Philippines, was received in pri
j vate farewell audience by the pope to
. day.
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p For HarrUburji unit vlelnltyi I'l
s nettled weather to-night and
s Tneailny, probably abotveraj
l Nomrwhnt nurnirr.
1 For Ilaatern Pennaylvanlai IJn
ae'ttled tO' iIkM and l'ueaday,
probably oeoanlonal ahovreraf
warmer to-night; gentle to mod
erate MhlftlnK wluda.
$ Tempernturei K a. m., »I4| 2 p. m., 78,
Sunt Klnch, ndll a. m.f aeta, 7i3tt
p. m.
Moon i New moon, June 23, 10:33
f a. m.
River Stage! 111! feet above Io«V
water mark.
Yenterday'a Weather
Hlgheat temperature, 83.
> I.oweat temperature, 84.
a Mean temperature, (18.
a Normal temperature, 73. >
_ Clayton J. Keller, l.ltltz, Eliza
, both A. Bonder, Lan'-nator.
l Harry Phillips and Mary Zellers, Pal