Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 24, 1918, Page 4, Image 4

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Private Craig Tells How Shell
Blew Up Little *
How he was wounded while re
turning from the support lines In
company with three other soldiers
Is carried in the afternoon's casualty
which killed the horse which he had
Just been riding, but which he had
dismounted on hearing the shriek of
the missile from a howitzer, was
graphically told to-day by Private
Carroll P. Craig, 1702 North Second
Craig, who is a member of the
Headquarters Company, 108 th Field
Artillery, arrived home for Christ
mus on a short furlough. His name
is carried in this afternoon's casual
list. and he hail the unique experi
ence to-day o.t' having himself of
ficially reported "severely wound
ed" while sitting in his own home.
"I had been on the lines only
three and a half days," said Private
Craig, ,"when I received the wound
In my loft leg. We were located in
the town of Chtry, about two and a
half to three miles from Flsmes.
August 18, the day I was wounded,
we find been on the support lines,
backing up the infantry about a
Utile or more from their lines.
Shell Explodes Nearby
"In company with three other sol
diers, one of whom wus a lieutenant.
1 was going back to the kitchen to
get something to eat. Wo were all
riding horses and there was also a
wagoner driving two horses on a
supply wagon. The first intimation
1 had that something was coining
our way, was the low, mumbling
sound ol' a shell iired from a howit
"It is possible to tell how near
these shells will fall by the pitch
of their shriek. At first they begin
like a whisper and increase to a
high pitch. Bjf a little experience
one can tell about how near they are
coming. The howitzer shall travels
only about 900 feet a second, while
sound travels 1,125, so it is possible
to literally 'hear them coming.' The
shriek of this particular shell was
getting too high pitched to suit me,
so I dismounted.
"In a moment the thing broke
among us, not more than twenty
five feet from anyone. My horse was
killed and 1 was wounded in the
calf of my right leg and gassed
slightly from the high explosive. The
lieutenant came out with a shatter
ed hip, and the horse, which was
killed, in fulling, broke the lieuten
ant's other leg. One man was killed
outright and the others were
wounded 1 called it a narrow escape
and have since been glad many
times that 1 got off my horse."
To Be . Instructor
Private Craig landed in the United
States November 9. He will be in
this city until Saturday, when he will
return to the service. He is too act
as instructor in the curative school
for crippled soldiers at Rahway,
N. J„ the general hospital No. 3.
Private Craig was formerly a mem
ber of the Governor's Troop.
Private Harry Kenard Flshman
Is also officially reported in this aft
ernoon's list. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Moses Fishman, 22 North
Fifth street, and- a member of Com
pany D, 112 th Infantry. An account
of Private Fishman's injuries ap
peared in the Telegraph recently.
He was wounded July 20, and sev
ral weeks visited his parents on
a furlough.
The only other Harrisburger re
ported to-day is Sergeant James
Alton, who is reported severely
wounded. The nearest of kin given
In the list is Mrs. Ella Brenisholts,
1317 Liberty street.
Others from the vicinity of Har
risburg whose names are carried on
to-day's lists are Private Charles
F. Dinkel, died of disease, Colum
,bia; Lieut. Donald McClure, wound
ed severely, Danville.
Women Railroad Workers
Come Under State Law
Attorney General Brown to-day
Informed Walter McNichols, acting
Commissioner of Labbr and In
dustry, that where the Pennsylvania
railroad or other railroads now be
ing operated by the United States
government desire to employ vrom
n as lever operators or In "an; ca
pacity upon hours other than those
expressly stipulated In the female
labor law," that he should take up
the matter with the State Industrial
Board, which has authority to modi
fy labor laws in certain cases. This
board, he suggests, can arrange mat
ters so that women may be em
ployed at hours satisfactory for their
service and in harmony with the
Pennsylvania law.
Mr. Brown holds that "laws lim
iting the hours and regulating the
method of employment of women
ire well within the domain of the
police power of a state and have
somniended thomselves to modern
thought as essential to the public
welfare," adding, "we shall only sur
render full control over the subject
when Congress acts specifically upon
this precise question or the courts
sonstrue the existing law to that
It Is also held that the Pennsyl
ranla act "is not regulatory of com
merce and only affects the same in
eldentally where women are em
; ployed."
Master Bobby Goodman
Gives Dollar to Poor
Being strongly Imbued with the
Christmas spirit, afthls time. Master
Bobby Goodman, of 2307 Hoffer street,
wanted to do some good for the poor
children of the city. So he wroto
the editor of the Telegraph a letter
In which he enclosed a one dollar
bill and stated that he desired that
"some poor little child is made hap
pier by Us use." The dollar was
turned over to the Associated char
Mrs. Clara E. Poist, aged 73 years,
imong the oldest members of the
Fifth Street Methodist Church, died
sarly this morning at her home, 1813
North Sixth street. She is survived
jy the following children: Mrs. John
R. Huttcr, Enola; Mrs. Carrie M.
Reynolds, Mrs. S. M. Watt, Herslmy;
D. F. Poist and A. A. Poist, Harrls
burg. Mrs. Poist was active in church
ind religious work and had a host of
Irlends. Funeral services will be herd
Friday afternoon at 1.30 o'clock. Bur
ial will be made in tho East Harris
•urg cemetery.
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Wife, Who Says He's Guilty
Later Regrets Her
Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 24.—Dom
inick Costerella, charged by his wife
with having been responsible for the
bomb outrage which wrecked the
Chicago federal building and with
having made and placed the bomb
which wrecked the Milwaukee police
station a year ago last November,
costing ten lives, has been arrested
in Lancaster, Pa., according to word
received here last night.
Last night Mrs. Costerella, in tears
and a panic for fear the Italians
of the colony will end her life, de
clares that when she made the
charges against her husband she was
only trying to make the police find
him by filing tho mos tserious
charge against him that she could
Others whom th ewoman accuses
of having been associated with him
in these crimes, as well as in several
murders and robberies, are being
held by the police to face Costrellp.
when he is brought back from the
Back of the arrest, according to
the police, is the manner in which
a woman, deserted, played Nemesis,
and finally in revenge, caused the
arrest of her husband for having
deserted her and her baby.
Tlfc fololwing charges were made
by Mrs. Costrelia:
That Dominick made and placed
the bomb which killed nine patrol
men and one woman at the police
station. November 24, 1917.
That he did this in hope of kill
ing Detectives Paul Weiier and Al
bert (Tcmplin, who arrested and
secured the conviction of his brother,
Bruno Costerella, 25 years old, on
a charge of white slavery. Bruno
Costerella was convicted and sen
tenced to four years at Fort Leaven
' worth, November 2, 1917.
That Costerella's brother sent the!
bomb which wrecked the Chicago'
postoffice from Duluth, Minn., to!
Chicdgo, an dthat Dominick, her I
husband, was implicated in the!
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llamsport, Scranton, Wllkes-Barro and
Allentown are not within "l|lg gun"
range of the Harrlsburg total, and
Chairman Francis Farquhar, of York,
last night complimented the local
workers on their excellent showing.
"Considering tho fact that the war
Is over and that numerous people
could not be Interested," said Chair
man William Jennings this morning,
"Harrlsburg has ' done fairly well.
But, while the city and the district
have 'carried on' excellent for eight
een months, it seems to me that it
should be possible to 'carry on' three
or four months more, and i trust the
flow of new memberships will not
cease for some weeks to come. The
Red Cross needs every one's hejp."
Red Cross headquarters to-day ac
knowledged receipt of a check for
3110 from Athens George, represent-'
ing contributions from the Palace
candy store and -tire Victoria Theater.
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be given by Premier Lloyd George
for the banquet which was to have
been given at Lancaster House on
Saturday night means that it will be
a much sm&ller and more intimate
gathering, the President meeting
only a small body of them from the
Imperial War Cabinet.
To Drive With King
It has been decided that Mr. Wil
son wil? dine with King George at
Buckingham Palace on Monday
evening. The "Belgian suite" in
Buckingham Palace which the Presi
dent and Mrs. Wilson, will occupy
during thcr stay in London, ,'s on
the first floor of the palace, facing
the garden where King Georg and
Queen Mary reviewed the American
doctors and nurses soon after the
United States entered the war. Prob
ably one of the most
furnished of the seven rooms com
prising the suite is the "Spanish
room" which is intended for a dress
ing room. On cither side of the
handsomely decorated fireplace there;
stand remarkable Buhl cabinets. I
These and other cabinet in tho room,
of ormolu and silver of antique de
sign, are considered of great value.
Paris, Dec. 24.—Prt?sident Wilson's
plans for visiting American army;
heHtlquart€:rs at Chaumont and then
proceeding to England are complete.;
He will leave Paris late to-night and i
will not return until New Year's Day. !
His movements while he Is with the j
army, which were at first entirely,
in the hands of General Pershing, |
have been changed in one respect, i
Mr. Wilson insisted upon taking :
Christmas dinner with the troops and j
eating from a mess kit with the sol
diers about him. He will have formal
dinner with General Pershing and his
officers later. After reviewing the
troops tho President will deliver an
Leaving Chaumont late on Christ
mas day, tlie President will travel
by military train to Calais, whore he j
will arrive the next morning. He t
will cross the channel by the short-!
eßt route, leading at Dover and go-.
Ing directly to London to begin a
round of engagements and confer- '
dricts which will occupy his time until :
the following Tuesday, when ho!
leaves for Paris.
On tho d.iy of his arrival In Eng- I
land, Thursday, December 26, the j
President will dine with King George, j
For Friday a dinner at the Guild
Hall is on the program. On Satur
day the President will go to Man
chester and on Sunday he will at
tend church at Carlisle, his mother's
birthplace. Returning thence to Lon
don he will lenve for France at noon
on Monday, December 30.
The President's' immediate party
will Include Admiral Orayson and his
wife. Miss Edith Benham, secretary
to Mrs. Wllßun, and a military aid,!
whose name has not been announced, j
Visit Paris Sliops
President and Mrs. Wileon wentj
The New Williams Valley Hospital, Willsamstown
* ,
The newly-chartered Williams Val ley Hospital in WllUamstown Is a
handsome, modern and well equippe d structure. It Is receiving the
hearty support of the people of upper end, whose needs it Is de
! signed to meet. It Is very popular w Ith the miners who reside in large
I numberp In that vicinity and prevt ously had no hospital facilities near
j er than Pottsvllle or Harrlsburg.
shopping yesterday, visit-i
ing many of the principal shops dur- j
iug a tour of two hours in the een- ■
ter of Fnrls. Both have been about >
the city before, tut this was the first i
time that hev ventured ino the shop- '
ping disrict together.
They walked from the Murat -cst- j
deuce down ona of the principal 1
boulevards, going first to u widely- 1
known America., bookstore, wnero
Wilson vas at once recog.in.ed.
After making several pure.iascs
tliere, they went to some shops Urs.
Wilson desired to visit. Thoy made;
remarkable progress with French
clerks, who did not always recog
nize them. Few Pnrisiens did know
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, but all Amer
icans with whom thu center of Paris
now teems, gave greetings, which the
President and his wife returned Willi
smiles and bows.
Gifts Foi* Wilson Si aIT
When shopping was finished and
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson had accumu
lated many packages, an automobile
driven by one of the American motoi
corps drivers, look them home
President uiways leinenibers those
who are members < f his Immediate
stud at holiday time uad tins year
they will -have presents bougme nj
Paris- , ,
Sharp Palled Home
William C, Sharp, the American
ambasador to France, called upon
President Wilson last evening to bid
good-by, as he hus been unexpected- !
ly called to America by the severe
illness of a brother. He left last
nlghi, going to Brent, where ho will
sail for New York on a transport.
Robert Woods Bliss, counselor of
the embassy, will be charge d'af- |
faires during his absence. I
Our Merchant Marine
Lures Many Soldiers
Washington. Three hundred ap
i plications a day from soldier of the
! selective army Wishing to enter the
i merchant marine on getting their dis
charge, are being leofeived by United
States Shipping Board recruiting
i agents at army camps, the board re
ported to-day.
By authority of the War Depart
ment the board last week sent a re
presentative of the Merchant Marine
; Itecrultlng Service to each of thirty
; cantonments to present to the sol
| diers tin re waiting release from mil
itary service, official facts unout op
portunities fur a career in the Mer
' chant Marine.
Many of ilit- responses are from
men who followed the sea before
being selected for military duty. A
majority, however ire from youths
v.'lio have never been to sea, but are
drawn to a seafaring life by a spirit
| of adventure, and a desire to embark
I on a career promising substantial r'e
i wards.
j No actual recruiting of these men
I is done at the camps, on behalf of
tin Shipping Board, but each appli
• mit lor sea service signs a card,
giving his qualifications and ago. Af-
I ter. Ins diseharge lie will be directed
' to a Snipping Hoard agency for actual
ciiiailnient as u sailor.
The board expects to obtain by this
' means a large number of American
sailors fo rtne new Merchant Marino,
as well as youths who may make sea
-1 going a stepping stone to life work,
as stenmshlp agents or trade repre
sentatives. j
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Is to wipe out of existence the
National Guard it was organized
prior to the war.
The opinion, rendered by Bigadier
General Samuel T. Ansell, who has
been acting Judge advocate general
since Major Geenrai Crowder was
appointed provost marshal general,
to handle the draft, was made pub
lic to-day by the War Department.
General March, chief of stag, on
December 20, asked for an opinion
ns to the status of members of the
National Guard subsequent to their
discharge from the federal service.
His memorandum called attention
to a digest of an opinion of the Judge
advocate general dated January,
1918, in whleh' it was said that when
the guardsmen were "mustered
out" of the federal service, they
would revert to their militia status
and also to their status In the Na
tional Guard.
General Ansell in his decision
pointed out that this opinion was
based on muster out and not upon
discharge, and added:
"As a matter of fact, the opinion
in the digest in which this sentence
occurs holds without qualification
that thb draft of a memtfer of the
National Guard Into the federal serv
ice absolutely discharges him from
the militia which includes the Na
tional Guard. Furthermore, this of
fice has held that a commission in
the temporary forces is incompat
ible with a commission in the Na
tional Guard and operates to cancel
the commission in the National
"It is, therefore, the opinion of
this office that former members of
of the National Guard, both officers
and enlisted men, who entered the
service by draft under tho Presi
dent's proclamation of July 3, 1917,
will, when tl aeharged from the fed
oral service, revert to a civilian
status, and w l lnot revert to their
former stutus as members of the
National Guard.
Reserves Take N. G. P.'s Plata?
The opinion at the State Capitol is
that Hie eniisylvania Reserve Mili
tia, consisting of three regiments of
infantry and four troops of caval.ry
and organized soon after the Na
tional Guufd went Into Federal scr
\lee, will become the nucleus of a
new National' Guard as a result of
the opinion of the Judge advocate
general of tho Army. Legislation
with this object in view is being
drafted. The act of Juno 22, 1917,
i creating the Reserve Militia pro
vided: "Whenever the Pennsylvania
National Guard shall have been re
stored to state status or shall be
enabled to resume Its state organi
zation thereupon the term of serv
ice of the Pennsylvania Reserve Mili
tia shall cease and determine, sub
ject tb tho discretion of the Gover
nor as to tho time and manner In
which the same shall be mustered
out, which may bo either us one
whole body as by separate units." i
DECEMBER 24, 1918.
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New Cumberland 1
We heartily extend to you the season's greet- A
flf ' n ß s with sincere appreciation of your good will ink
t' and patronage. |L
| We thank you for the decided increase in our
business during the past year and most gratefully W
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A Very Merry Xmas A
and a 'M
Happy, Prosperous New Year ,j|
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For information regarding the finding of Mrs. Rosa
Grand, dead or alive. Disappeared from her home
on the evening of December 19. •
438 Cumberland St.