Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, July 30, 1919, Page 6, Image 6

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Important Highway Links to
Be Constructed by
The second big letting of gtate
highway work planned for Apgust
was announced to-day by Commis
sioner Lewis S. Sadler, who yester
day opened bids for over sixty miles
of road, on which awards will be
made soon.
The department will- open bids
August 5, for more than sixty miles
/of road and the latest announce
ment is for 74.7 miles. It includes
the readvertisement for construc
tion of 71,063 feet on the Lacka
wanna Trail, 57,775 feet of a con
necting link between the William
Penn and Lincoln highways from
Greensburg to Delmont in Westmor
land county and 43,938 feet between
Everett and Loysburg.
A complete list of projects for
which bids will be opened August
19, is as follows:
Allegheny county, Moon and Cres
cent townships, 21,299 feet.
Armstrong county, Gilpin town
ship, 11,640 feet.
Bedford county. West Providence
and Hopewell townships. 43,938
Bucks county. Falls township, 812
Cambria county, Crcsson town
ship and Gallitzin borough, 13,232
Carbon county. Lower Towamen
sing township, 5,651 feet.
Chester county, Westtown, E.
Goshen, E. Wliiteland townships,
29,586 feet.
Delaware county. Upper Darby
township, 7,314 feet.
Fayette county. North and South
Union townships, 4.101 feet.
Lackawanna and Wyoming county,
Clark's Summit, Glenburn, Dalton,
and LaPlume boroughs, Abington
township. Lackawanna county, Clin
ton and Nicholson townships, Wyo
ming county, 71,063 feet.
Lehigh county, Salisbury town
ship, 16,218 feet.
Lycoming county. Wolf township
andd Picture Rocks borough, 15,683
Luzerne county. West Pittston and
Exeter boroughs, Exeter township,
31,418 feet.
Mercer county. Mercer borough,
2,4 31 feet.
Northampton county, Upper Naz
areth and Palmer townships. 8,226
Washington county, Cecil town
ship, 22,287 feet.
Westmorland county. Penn and
Salem townships, 57,775 feet.
Westmorland county, Hempfleld
and Sewickley townships, 31,227
The construction planned for Al
legheny County is from the Alle
gheny County line io Coraopolis. In
Armstrong County the new work is
north of Leechburg. In Bucks
County it is north of Tullytown. In
Cambria County 13,232 feet of con
crete and brick are planned for
what is known as the "main line
road," which will eventually connect
Gallitzin and Johnstown.
The construction of Route No.
163, in Carbon County, is from
Weissport south through Palmorton.
That in Fayette County is on Route
No. 133, near ITniontown. Over three
miles of concrete will be put down
between Allontown and Emails, in
Lehigh County. In Lycoming County
construction is on the road from
Muncy to Laporte. Approximately
six miles of thoroughfare is to be
built in Luzerne County on the high
way leading from Pittston toward
Tnnkhannock. In Westmoreland
County six miles of road are to be
built from Greensburg southwest
wnrdly on the road toward Browns
ville and Monongahela.
H. W. Black, contractor for Ed
ward Moeslein and Joseph O. Wolf,
took out a building permit to-day to
erect two two and one-half story
brick and stone houses on the cut
side of North Second street, 50 feet
north of Kathrine, in the Fourteenth
ward. The cost of the work will he
Aching, Burning,
Swollen, Sweaty Feet
Instant Relief Guaranteed
no I'nln no Trouble
—Eny to Use
Honest, it don't take a minute to
make your feet feel good if you use
Geero Wormwood Balm. Cooling,
soothing, joyful comfort comes the
minute you put it on, and it is so easy
and pleasant to use. Hub it in—that's
all, just like a vanishing cream. My!
how good It feels. The aching, burn
ing soreness just seems to melt away,
leaving your feet cool and comfort
Geero Wormwood Balm destroys
offensive odors, stops perspiration,
reduces swelling and makes your
feet proof against hot pavements.
Use it three or four times a week
and put your feet in clover. A small,
inexpensive package can be obtained
at Geo. A. Gorgas, C. M. Forney, Croll
Keller, H. C. Kennedy or any drug
store. adv.
Make-Man Tablets Hold You
This well known iron tonic will
Increase your vitality, enrich your
blood and tone your nerves.
The tremendous strain the war
has put on so many people com
pels men who are weakened not to
lose their grip on health.
It is through iron in the blood
that you can overcome any threat
ened weakness.
Make-Man Tablets will change
your food into living tissue, muscle
and nerve power. •
Contains no injurious drugs and
can be safely taken by every suf
ferer. The first box will give you
confidence to continue and in a few
weeks your strength will become
more than normal and you will
quickly find that your blood is rich
er and purer in every way.
Make-Man Tablets are sold at all
reliable drug stores. Price 60 cents
a box. Only genuine if our mono
gram—M-M-T—appears on each
box. Distributed by Ashland Sup
ply House, 325 W. Madison street,
Chicago, 111.
Veterans of the Philadelphia Division Pennsylvania Railroad Had Big Day at Mt. Gretna Yesterday
—Photo by Roshon.
Tentative Plan of Organiza
tion Worked Out by
General Beary
Adjutant General Beary has work,
ed out a tentative plan for reorgan
ization of the National Guard of
Pennsylvania which will provide
for a complete tactical unit and
probably for the organization of
the infantry regiments which went
to Camp Hancock as complete regi
ments in the new Guard, Four of
these will be in the division and the
other four will be corps troops. The
regiments which will likely be re
constituted are the old First, Third,
Sixth, Eighth, Tenth, Thirteenth,
Sixteenth and Eighteenth, the
Fourth becoming a machine gun
The General is also arranging for
use by the three artillery regiments
of six batteries for training pur
poses. The complete equipment will
bo issued within a year. The guns
will be distributed among the new
regiments as soon as formed and
recognized. There will be two horse
batteries of "5s and two motorized
batteries of 1555.
The organization will probably be
di\*ision, First and Second Brigade
and artillery brigade headquarters;
supply train of headquarters and six
truck companies; ammunition train
of headquarters and six truck com
panies; sanitary train of four ambu
lance companies and four field hos
pitals; engineer regiment of head
quarters and six lettered companies;
engineers train of a searchlight and
a pontoon section: battalion of sig
nal troops including headquarters,
wire, radio and outpost compan
Three regiments of artillery, each
with headquarters, headquarters
company, supply company and six
lettered batteries.
One regiment of cavalry with
headquarters, headquarters troop,
machine gun, supply and twelve
lettered troops.
Infantry regimental organizations
will include headquarters, head
quarters, supply, machine gun and
twelve lettered companies.
[Continued from First Paige.]
had entered two city and one Steel
ton residence when confronted with
loot found in his rooms. Yesterday
he denied that he had had part in
any of the city burglaries, and ad
mitted the charge to-day only when
confronted with the recovered loot.
Those Rolilicd
Homes, in addition to that of Fish
er, which Martin admits entering,
were those of:
Joseph Davis, 104 North street.
Upton Crampton, 108 Mary street.
Ralph C. Eckles, 1 North Harris
burg street, Steelton.
At the Davis residence, a watch, I
chain, trousers and tablecloth, were
taken. The watch was recovered
several days later, and some of the
loot was found at Martin's rooms,
654 Cumberland street, to-day.
At the Crampton residence, two
kodaks, a watch fob, watch, silver
ware, cornet, $34 in cash and other
articles were taken. Most of the loot
was still in the rooms of Martin.
This home was entered only last Sun
day, and it is believed by police Mar
tin had not had sufficient time to dis
pose of it.
Weora Stolen Suit
Two suits of clothes were taken
from the Eckles residence, and one
of these was being worn by Martin,
at the time of his arrest. He stead
fastly maintained that he had bought
the. suit until Mr. Eckles identified
it to-day. Police authorities thought
that the name in the coat appeared
suspicious and later the robbery of
the Eckles home was recalled. The
second suit was located in. Martin's
rooms. This was the first additional
charge that Martin admitted.
Martin maintains that he has been
assisted and that some of the goods
has been turned over to another man
for disposal. Police, however, doubt
the story as told by Martin to-day.
Martin was paroled from the West
ern Penitentiary early in April, af
ter having served two years of a
sentence imposed on him for being
implicated in a cutting affray in
Western Pennsylvania. Local au
thorities have not been informed of
the length of remainder of his sen
Martin was held under SSOO bail
for court at police court yesterday.
He will be given hearings on the
other charges this afternoon.
Carson and Murnane
Win Pigeon Shoot
In a challenge livebird and clay
I pigeon shoot'on the grounds of the
High spire Gun Club yesterday. De
tectives Carson and Murnane, of the
Harrisburg police force, won out
over the challenger, Grover Martin,
of the Martin Hotel.
In the livebird match Carson
killed six out of eight birds as com
pared to five each for Murnane and
Martin. First place in this shoot
was tsken by Oliver Eisenhower,
who killed seven birds. Edward
Hoffman killed five birds.
In the clay pigeon match, while
won by Edward Hoffman, with a
record of forty-five out of fifty,
Murnane and Carson each dropped
forty out of fifty. Martin killed
thirty-eight out of forty, while
Eisenhower broke thirty-four out
of fifty.
Major Theodore E. Seelye, of the
engineering firm of Gannett, Seelye
& Fleming, this city, arrived in
New York last night from France.
He is expected home soon after
going to Washington for a few days.
Street Repair Work Is
Costing City More
Because of the continued high
price:! of materials and labor Com
missioner AV. H. Lynch said to-day
he would increase the charge for re
placing concrete and sheet asphalt
where cuts were made in city streets.
"It is costing us more to repair the
cut sections of streets than wo are
charging for the work and we can
not continue to make the repairs at
the old prices for concreting and
sheet asphalting. Beginning Scp
| teinber 1 we must raise the prices
| tor this work. There has been much
of it done in scattered sections of
the city and it always costs more to
■ haul the materials and send men
I for a small job when no other repair
! work is being done in that vicinity."
Batley Offers Gold
Medal. For Marksmen
Captain Richard C. Batley, com
manding the motor transport com
pany of the Pennsylvania Reserve
Militia, stationed in this city, to
day offered a gold medal to the en
listed man of his command or of
Company I, of the Second Regiment
of the militia, making the highest
individual score in the expert quali
fication course in 1919.
Captain Batley. who is an en
thusiastic marksman himself, has
spent much time training his men
to shoot and the medal will be the
object of some keen contests.
The motor transport company will
send a junior team of four men to
the Mt. Gretna matches.
With a severe cut in his left cheek,
Daniel Gilmore, 1205 North Seventh
street, was treated in the Harrisburg
Hospital this morning. He is said
tj have been in a fight in North
Seventh street.
Standing of the Crews
Philadelphia Division. The 115
crew first to go after 3 o'clock: 119,
103, 111, 101.
Engineers for 101.
Firemen for 115.
Flagmen for 1.
Brakemen for 105, 119, 111.
Engineers up: Stauffer, Gaecltler,
Hoffman, Dolby, Bickle, May. Koe
meman, Binkley, Schoaf, Brown,
Schlegelmilch, Wiker, Frickman.
Firemen up: Craley, Bralley, Clark,
Thompson, Utley, Smith. Shank,
Mussleman, Falk, Fry, Brown, Myers,
Netzley, Rider, Stitzel.
Brakemen up: Home, Wesbier, Gar
lin, Kinnard. Silks, Minnichan, Rudy,
Eichelberger, Graver, Massucr, Funs
ton, Cook.
Middle Division. —The 35 crew to
go first after 12 o'clock: 30, 36, 31, 23,
15. 18, 26, 19, 27.
Conductors wanted for 23, 15.
Flagmen wanted for 15, 27.
Brakemen for 18.
Engineers up: Kreps, Kreiger, O.
W. Snyder, Buekwalter, Leib, Brink,
Moretz, Smith, l'eightal, Rathefon,
Fisher, Rowe, Hawk.
Firemen up: Delancey, Eaken,
Arnold. Elicker, C. H. Myers, Schmidt,
Beckert, Isenburg, Woomer, Seeger,
Haskins, Atkins, Keith, Sheaffer,
Keith, Banks, R. E. Myers.
Conductors up: Corl, Bennett. Hoff
nagle, Lower.
Brakemen up: Shade, Foltz, Kipp,
Linn, Johnson, Rhoades, Bell, Nich
olas, Bitner, Roebuck, Zimmerman,
Leithouser, Arter, Forbes, Lauver,
Yard Ilonrd. —Engineers for 3, 7C,
11C, 2, 15C, 3. 15C, 4, 15C, 23C, 26C.
Firemen wanted for 2, 15C, 3, 15C,
4, 15C, 23C.
Engineers up: Shade: McCord, Sny
der, Myers, Heffleman, Say ford, Au
man, Miller, Biever, Essig, Goddman,
Firemen up: Gilbert. W. Lauver,
Dill, Wirt, Klineyoung, Mountz, Lau
ver, Shaver, Shopp, Swab,
Hoover, Holtzman, Rice, Roberts,
Burus, Houdeshel, Gardner, Rupley,
Speese, Miller, Peters, Biever, Yost,
Troup. Dissinger, Young.
Philadelphia Division. The 223
crew to go first after 3.45 o'clock:
205. 212, 221, 228, 210, 207, 252.
Engineers for 210, 252.
Firemen for 223.
Conductors for 210. 252. ,
Flagmen for 221. 252.
Brakemen for 205, 207, 252.
Conductors up: Gemperling, Mil
Brakemen up: Tennant, White,
Beers, Miller, Simpson, Carroll. Dil
ler, Rudisiil. Wirick.
Middle Division. The 233 crew
first to go after 1.30 o'clock: 218,
236, 115, 106. 102, 104, 116, 123, 118,
101, 120, 105, 107, 108.
Firemen for 120.
Engineers for 106 102, 118, 101.
Conductors for 115, 101, 105.
Flagmen for 116, 118, 105.
Brakemen for 102 (2) 116, 123, 105.
Ynrd Ronrd. —Engineers up: Cur
tis, Hinkle, Holler, J. O. Hinkle,
Shaffer, Kauffman, Flickenger.
Firemen up: Sanders, Swigart.
Hertzlei, O. J. Wagner, Shuey, Holms,
Kennedy, Bolden, McConnell, Boyer,
Wagner, Montell, Lightner, Cramer,
Engineers for 137, 2nd 126.
Firemen for 137, 2nd 102, 3d 126,
2nd, 104.
Middle Division. — Engineers up:
J. W. Smith, F. F. Smith, F. F.
Schreck, S. H. Alexander, J. W. Burd,
C. Hollenbaugh, A. C. Allen, A. J.
Wagner, W. Jamison, H. J. Johnson,
H. E. Groninger, J. Crimmel, W. E.
Engineers wanted for 667, 23.
Firemen up: C. L. Sheets. S. H.
Wright. J. N. Ramsey, J. R. Welbley,
W. W. Bachman, H. B. Thomas, G.
Musser, P. L. Fritz, J. C. Kerber, P.
E. Gross, R. F. Mohler, R. Herr, R.
A. Arnold, R. E. Look, H. W. Fletch
er, S. H. Zeiders. E. J. Sheesley.
Firemen wanted for 29. 47. 31.
Philadelphia Division. Engineers
up: M. Pleam, I. W. Geesey, C. C. Mad
Engineers wanted for none.
Firemen up: J. M. Piatt, B. W.
Johnson, W. Aulthouse, M. G. Shaff
ner, J. N. Schlndler, H. Myers, J. M
White, F. L. Floyd.
Firemen wanted for 98.
Jgtdi i
New President Veteran Employes'
With a record of 90.6 per cent,
for passenger trains being on time,
Philadelphia division employes were
yesterday urged to still greater ef
forts in efficiency and safety first.
William Elmer, superintendent of
the Philadelphia division, was the
speaker. He was elected head of
the Veteran Employes' Association
of the Philadelphia division at the
annual meeting at Mt. Gretna. In
his inaugural address he referred
to present railroad conditions and
to the need for hearty co-operation
from all employes. He said in part.
"In looking over this vast assem
blage and into the faces of so many
veterans, many still in service, I
know what has made the Pennsyl
vania Railroad great. You haVo
been faithful employes and the re
sults show it. Many of you are pion
eers. "I am glad to be a part of
this organization and thank you for
the honor."
Reference was made to the need
for safety first methods. "This is
an old story," Superintendent Elmer
said. "But it is a subject that
should be in the minds of evciy
railroad man. Efficiency brings
safety. It means successful man
agement. No great organization
should be without safety first co
operation. Every man should take
up safety work with his wliolo
heart. It helps the running of trains
on time, and works good in all
Praise For Officials
Superintendent Elmer made ref
erence to the running- of trains on
schedule time and told of the 90.G
per cent, record. "This is not high
enough to suit the Federal officials
and these figures can only be im
proved by co-operation in efficiency
and safety first."
High praise was accorded all of
ficials for their good work and spe- 1
cial reference was made to the good |
work by Lloyd B. Jones, masLer |
mechanic, of the Philadelphia di- |
vision, whose duties are of great i
importance because it is his depart- j
ment that must furnish the power ,
to haul trains. Master Mechanic j
Jones has been in duty night and ,
day, and is frequently called O |
Washington. Just now it is a scai - i
city of engines that is causing de- j
lays, and a master mechanic's task |
is not an easy one.
D. A. Smith, superintendent of the
Lebanon branch of the Philadelphia .
division, in a talk on safety first,
called attention to the record of
twenty-five years. In all that time
there has not been one pasenger or I
employe seriously injured at or
about Mt. Gretna, it having been I
a rule long ago for every employe j
to do his utmost in "safety first."
M. 11. Mishcy Presides
The meeting was called to order ,
by the secretary, H. J. 13abb, in j
the 'absence of the president and
vice-president. M. B. Mishey was I
called to the chair and presided i
over the opening eriod. Prayer was
offered by George K. Sample, of ,
Columbia, after singing "America." |
There was singing by the quartet I
from the Pennsylvania Railroad j
Concert Company, including tenor
and baritone solos. |
The resignation of F. W. Smith,
former superintendent, who has |
been quite ill, was read. He is re
cuperating at Ruxton, Md. William I
Elmer present superintendent, was j
given an emphatic and unanimous !
election, and was warmly greeted ,
when he took the chair.
In his annual report the secre- I
tary H. J. Babb, showed a total I
membership of 1,487. This member-j
ship represents a total service of .
more than 30,000 years and in- j
eludes 286 pensioners who have 1
seen from thirty-five to fifty-five j
years of service.
Memorial services were held for i
thirty-four deceased members. The
veterans stood with bowed heads •
while the Pennsylvania Railroad i
Concert Company quartet sung an l
appropriate selection. These singers ;
also were a big part of the after- ,
noon program.
Thanks For Congressman
A resolution of thanks was passed
and will be sent to Congressman \
A. S. Kreidcr, thanking him for his ,
special efforts in getting Lieutenant j
Fred Nelson to make a flight i'o- !
the benefit of tne picnic crowd. |
These officers were elected:
President, Will'am Elmer: vice- !
president, A. H. Baldwin; secretaiy, I
H. J. Bsbb; treasurer, M. B. Mishey:
chaplain, E. C. Tomlinson. The ex- |
ecutlve and entertainment commit- j
tees will be announced later. Thcr-* |
were several bids for meeting next j
year, Columbia, Parkesburg, Coates
' ville, Harrlsburg. Philadelphia and j
West Chester. Columbia won out. i
Former Superintendent Present
Previous te adjournment, William I
Director General at Big Railroad
Picnic at Mt, Gretna
B. McCaleb, superintendent of the
Water Supply Department of the
Pennsylvania Railroad system, of
Philadelphia, and former superin
tendent of the Philadelphia division,
was called to the platform and was
given a great welcome. He compli
mented the veterans on their loyalty
to the company, and to the good
work in helping out in troublesome
The big crowd numbered 1,200.
The program for the day was in
charge of Charles T. Jones, chaii -
man, and lie and his committee
were busy every minute. The Har
risburg train was met by the Pe.-
severance band and escorted to the
parade ground where Lieutenant
Fred Nelson gave an interesting
aeroplane exhibition.
A band concert followed. Then
came free rides on (he merry-go
round for the kiddies. There was
dancing, skeeball, swimming, boat
ing and other sports. It was a suc
cessful outing and the men who
were a big factor in making it a
memorial event included:
Charles T. Jones, chairman; F.
C. romllnson. W. H. Harrison, J.
H. Keesbury, W. J. Strieker. J. K.
Robinson, E E. Stacks, J. H. Nixon,
w Hambright. W. B. Orendotf.
vv. s. Robinson.
Special Train
h„!I le ? P o°i a r' , traln ,eav 'ng Harris
g at 8.4j in the morning was
made up of eleven coaches and a
baggage car. Four cars brought tlie
r-.f lin Vu" d t ! lclr faini "es from ti.e
T f he .. Harrisburg qrew m
Sjhaige of the special included: 1
Lm!^ ey V e " g , incn,al,: L - Sentmaii,
una S i Ross, conductor,
?,H ~e ,ne" RUPP and Messner.
Officials ot the pasenger trainmas
ters department assisted in running
the special and in taking care of
the extra travel at Mt. Gretna.
Trow r e m I! ' or endorf and An
drew Dellniger.
Our August Furniture Sale
A Few Words Of Explanation
We are having our August Sale the same as usual. The extraordinary conditions ex
isting now would suggest an opposite course. Furniture is scarce in the wholesale mar
kets and prices have just recently been advancing rapidly. The goods on our floors
included in this sale at the prices quoted will save at least 25 per cent, in any instance, and
in some cases 35 per cent, to 40 per cent, on prices we will be compelled to ask during
the Fall months.
I We do not intend to spend a whole lot of money in advertising this sale. Please re
member this announcement, as it may be the only one of ours you will see this month.
Wise people who have furniture to purchase this Fall will certainly buy this month—Bet
ter be one of t|ie wise ones! We expect to be busy all month. We start the sale with a
very large and complete stock. Just how long it will continue so, we do not know. Better
take an honest tip and do your buying early.
We have just recently received several large shipments of the famous Wallace Nutting Pictures.
Without a doubt, we are showing the largest and best collection of these beautiful Pictures to be
seen in this city. Our stock of them is in keeping with our reputation and claim that we carry the
largest and best stock of Pictures of any store in Central Pennsylvania. It will be worth your time
and trouble to visit our store and see our two Wallace Nutting Rooms. Special display of all pic
tures during our August Sale. Buy your pictures now and save yourself advanced prices on later
0 shipments.
NUTTING PICTURES 75c to $22.50
OTHER LINES 35c to $50.00
1 1215-1217-1219 N. Third St reet
[Continued from First Page.]
followed that caused the probable
fatal injury of three men and the
wounding of several others. The
wounded wore taken to Provident
Hospital, a negro institution, and
a crowd of whites attacked the in
firmary, causing considerable dam
During the rest of the night out
breaks occurred, and although only
one fatality was reported from the
night's orgy of hatred the number
of severely hurt was greater than
for Monday night, probably a dozen
suffering fatal hurts.
Whites More Aggressive
The whites again seemed to be the
more aggressive, the negroes having
been converted to peace by saner
members of their race, or cowed by
the beatings sustained by scores.
Owing to the street car strike the
comparatively few white rioters in
the total population could not so
handily get together last night, and
no large mobs invaded the black
bolt. It was mostly guerilla war
fare, . but exceedingly bitter. In
some cases men would lie hidden
along a boulevard and fire on passing
cars occupied by the members of
the opposite race. In others, a few
whites would assault a building oc
cupied by negroes in the midst of a
white neighborhood, dragging forth
a victim to beating.
Car Strike Aids Negroes
The ear strike also helped the
negroes, as a favorite form of at
tack on the first night of the dis
order was to enter a street car and
drag a negro from the vehicle to the
street, where he was maimed or
The police have collected a verit
able arsenal of weapons since the
rioting began. Every hour a score
or more of negroes are hustled Into
police stations and deprived of
\ revolvers, daggers and razors. But
arms and ammunition still seemed
! to be plentiful.
J To start the third day of war
; fare. Patrolman Walter Sutliv;*i
; was shot, probably fatally by a
negro whom he was searching in a
vacant lot. As Sullivan fell his
partner John Keal, shot the negro
I dead. During the night fifteen other
I policemen were hit by bullets and
! one or two may die.
According to police figures, fifteen
negroes and twelve whites have
been killed since the rioting began.
The first pitched battle last night
| occurred at Thirty-fifth and State
streets, one of the centers of trouble
| since the first rioting Sunday. A
! small automobile filled with whites,
' each armed with a pistol and all fir
[ ing indiscriminately at blacks,
j crashed into a patrol wagon at tho
street intersection.
Two Whites Killed ,
Two of the whites were killed in
the collision. Two others and every
policeman In the patrol wagon were
Immediately there was a rush of
blacks and policemen to the wreck.
The police could not push the en
raged negroes away and opened
fire, killing one negro and wound
ing thirty others.
[ The wounded policemen and
| whites were placed in ambulances
I and a crowd of whites followed
j them to the Provident Hospital. Out
side that institution, which is main
| tained and manned by negroes, c.
crowd of blacks had gathered and
the two races quickly clashed.
A fatal affair also took place in
JULY 30, 1919.
the West Side Italian district where
a negro was knocked from a bicycle,
beaten, stabbed, wounded with six
teen revolver bullets, and, after
death had rolieved him, gasoline
was poured on his body and set
afire. The corpse probably will
never be identified.
A sinister silence that prevailed
yesterday in the black belt on the
South Side at dusk last night gave
way to confusion and sharp clashes,
principally with clubs and knives as
weapons, as the night wore on.
Where these outbreaks occurred
the negroes predominated in num
bers. Several meetings at negro
halls were broken up by the police,
after which crowds formed on the
In the early night clashes various
weapons were used including table
knives and slingshots. Few guns
Troops had not been ordered to
patrol the black belt, the police
maintaining that they were still
able to handle the situation.
The first clash on the North Side
took place when a building, occu
pied by two negro families, was
attacked by Italians living in the
neighborhood, A dozen shots were
tired and bricks were hurled through
the windows. Two detectives at
tracted by the shots held the mob
at bay until seventy-live policemen
arrived, armed with rifles. No one
was seriously hurt in this light.
Italians Arrested
A short time later a negro leaped
from an alley and knocked a white
man down. In a moment a crowd
of Italians started for the assailant,
who ran and escaped. The police
arrested four Italians, two of them
armed with sawed off shot guns and
two with revolvers.
Another negro was fired at re
peatedly while near his home on
Larrabee street, also on the North
Italians also were participants in
rioting on the West Side, according
to the police. William Donnclson,
a negro, was attacked by a crowd
| at South Racine avenue and Taylor
street, beaten and shot in the head
| and neck. He was taken to a hos
; pital where it was said he might
i die.
! On the South Side, John Johnson,
| 18 years old, a negro, was stubbed,
i beaten and • thrown into the river
at Archer avenue and South Hal
stead street. He was rescued by the
police and taken to a hospital.
An unusual incident occurred at
the manufacturing plant of George
C. Cook and Son. Shortly before
six o'clock in the evening, the head
of the firm went into the alley at
the rear of his plant and, according
to witnesses, fired a score of shots
at random. Two of the bullets
wounded Jessie Vinuci, IX years old,
and U. Bartello, 29 years old. Each
was hit in the leg.
A crowd of excited whites gathered
1 about the factory, which employs
seventy-five negroes. When the
police arrived a rapid exchange of
bullets was taking place. Cook and
his son were taken to a police sta
tion pending an investigation. Two
or three negroes who fled from
the building were caught and beaten.
Despite authenticated reports of
stabbings, clubbings and stonings
that poured into police statiori as
the night wore on, Acting Chief of
Police Alcock insisted that he was
"very well pleased with conditions."
He said he had approximately
1,800 men in the black belt, 35
patrol wagons, one ambulance, thirty
motorcycle men and a mounted
squad. The belt was divided into
zones to-night and a captain, fifty
patrolmen and a squad of detectives
placed in each zone.
Fierce fighting took place in
Englewood 011 the South Side.
Berger Odman, 21 years old, white,
was shot through the abdomen and
probably fatally wounded. In other
combats several white men and
negroes were injured. Two thousand
men, it is estimated, were fighting
at various points in this part of the
Itace riots combined with the
street car strike to-day had a
marked effect upon Chicago's pack
ing industry and promised to ex
tend their influences to other lines.
At the stockyards there was a sharp
falling off in livestock transactions,
packing firms buying only sparingly
because of doubt as to the ability
of their negro employes to reach
their work and also because some
of their white workers were threat
ening to strike.
Bandits Kill Fifty-Three
'Passengers in Robbery
of Mexican Train
By Associated Press.
El Paso, July 30. Mexico City
1 papers received here give meager
i details of the holdup of a passenger
train on the railroad between Mex
ico City and Vera Cruz last week
in which fifty-three passengers were
reported killed. The train was held
up and robbed by bandits who tired
into the passenger coaches, accord
ing to the newspaper report. N'o
Americans nor foreigners were
1 known to have been among those
' killed.
I Caught between a passenger car
and an electric truck while working
| about the cars at the Pennsylvania
■ Railroad passenger station, John
I Brinton, a car inspector, is in the
Harrisburg Hospital with a probable
fracture of the shoulder. The acci
dent occurred last evening.
*The Crown Cork Hand Seal Com
pany, of Baltimore, has taken a
long-term lease on the property of
Louis Begclfer, at Sixth and Herr
streets. A branch office and store
room will be located there.
Blood-Iron Phosphate
For Weak, Thin Folks
Weak, thin, nervous people almost
invariably owe their condition to
lack of phosphate in the nerves and
lack of iron in the blood. One of the
surest, quickest and safest ways in
which to make up the deficiency is to
take with each meal a five-grain tab
let of digestible phosphate and iron
known among druggists here as
Blood-Iron Phosphate; because it
supplies iron to the blood as well as
phosphate to the nervous system.
People who have tried it say that
one live-grain tablet taken with each
meal quickly restores depleted
nervous energy, enriches the blood,
increases strength, vitality and en
durance, and those who are too thin
usually put on pounds of solid stay
there llesh in a short time. Inasmuch
as Geo. A. Gorgas and all other drug
gists are authorized to sell Blood-Iron
Phosphate under a guarantee of sat
isfaction or money back, every thin,
weak, nervous or anemic man or wo
man should give it a trial without de
Important—Blood-Iron Phosphate
Is sold only In orlgtnnl pnckngrs.
containing enough tor three weeks'
treatment, at $1.50 per package—only
50 cents a week.