Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 17, 1919, Page 8, Image 8

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York Man Pleads Guilty to
Second-Degree Murder;
Gels Life Sentence
Worcester, Mass., Dec. 17.—Harry
"Sneaks" Baker, of York. Pa., to
day faces life imprisonment, after
having pleaded guilty yesterday af
ternoon of second degree murder of
Dwight P. Chapman, aged Westboro
recluse. He has already been sen
Eleanor "Baby Doll' Baker, also
of York, pleaded' guilty to being ac
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ccssory after the fact, and was Riven
one year in the house of correction.
Baker pleaded guilty on advice of
his counsel, George S. Taft, former
district attorney, and District Attor
ncw Kdwnrd T. Esty permitted the
i charge to bo changed from tirst de
[ glee to second degree murder. The
end of the trial was sensational. ,
| Worcester people had expected a I
I long drawn-out trial with scores of j
I witnesses being heard telling thestory
of the Bakers from the time they
left York up to the murder of Chap
man and the sensational chase of
the couple through New England,
ending with their capture in Maine
and an attempt on the part of "Baby
Doll" to commit suicide. The fact
that the trial lasted loss than one
day's actual time surprised every
The murder of Chapman was com
mitted with a clawhammer. Chap
i man had his bead beaten in and
! was disemboweled. Baker confess
j ed to the crime but said that it had
• been done after Chapman had made
i indecent proposals to "Baby Doll."
i A juror taken ill during the open
; ing of the case by Assistant District
j Attorney Stobbs recovered in the
'early afternoon and the trial was
! resumed. It, was during the recess
! caused by the juror's fainting that
j Baker and his counsel agreed to
plead guilty to the second degree
i charge.
Juror Faints
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tirst degree began this morning in !
the Superior Court. Assistant Dis
trict Attorney George B. Stobbs de
scribed the beating Chapman must
have received, the three blows 011
the head by a blunt instrument, one
over the right eye. one on the left
side of the bead and one over the
bridge of the nose. In addition Mr.
Stobbs said, Chapman had been bit
on the right hand, two fingers hav
ing been broken.
"In all," he stated, "this man was
probably struck twelve or thirteen
times with this instrument." During
his summary describing what is first
degree murder, one of the jurors,
Charles I. Frye, fainted and one of
the jurors next to hint called the at
tention of Mr. Stobbs to the fact.
"Your Honor, one of the jurors is
faint," said Mr. Stobbs. Judge James
Sisk excused the jurors and court of
ficers took Frye in their arms and
| carried him to the jury room.
Mrs. Baker and Harry had been
! watching the jury intently. As Frye
\ being carried out Mrs. Baker
1 with her right hand shading her face
j looked into her husband's face. The
' two conferred earnestly for a min
-1 ute and then Interested themselves
'■ in looking about tlie courtroom.
4,000,000 Women to
Enter Fight Against
High Cost of Living
By Associated Press
I Washington, Dec. 17.—An army
j of 4,000,000 women, representing ten
j national organizations, has been or
j ganized by the savings division of
| the Treasury Department to enter
! the fight against the high cost of
i living.
Beginning January 1 and extend-
I ing to April 1 a great thrift cam
paign will be conducted in an ef
fort to induce women to keep
strict accounts of their daily expen
ditures in order by study of them to
eliminate unnecessary items. Ac
cording to the plan, amounts saved
by this means would be Invested in
government securities.
And the Gulf Coast
Mecca of the Tourist
Have you visited this city with its novel customs
and cosmopolitan life ? You'll be fascinated with its
quaint architecture, reminiscent of its Spanish and
French origin, its famous markets, picturesque old
streets and world-renowned restaurants fasci
nated alike with the old and the new.
New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Resorts afford all
Sports and Pastimes. Winter Racing, Duck Shoot
ing, Hunting, Golf, Yachting, Fishing, Motoring.
You should include a sojourn at Mobile, Pensacola
or one of the other noted Gulf Coast resorts, each
with its special attractions.
Attractive Winter Excursion Fares to Resorts In the South arc offered by
the United States Railroad Administration. For Fares,
# Schedules, Service, Maps or Booklet,"Florida and Southern
Winter Resorts," apply to or write nearest Consolidated
Ticket Office or
Travel Bureau Travel Bureau Travel Bureau
646 Transportation Building 143 Liberty Street 602 Healey Building
Chicago New York Atlanta
Makes Bonafide Offer For the
Dempsey-Carpcntier Bat
tle : Kearns Is Willing
11 ij Associated Press
Paris, Dec. 17. —Two hundred and
fifty thousand dollars is the amount
Jack 'Dempsey wants to come to
France to fight Carpentier. 51. De
coin, manager of the Wonderland
Sporting Club of Paris, announces
that he will pay the price.
' A cablegram from Jack Kearns,
Denipsey's manager, was received by
I M. Decoin yesterday afternoon ask
j ing for this amount. Kearns says
he has received a bonatide offer of
\ a $350,000 purse for a battle be
tween Carpentier and Dempsey in
America. Kearns also asks for the
option of a percentage.
Ready to Talk Business
M. Decoin wired Kearns that he
was ready to guarantee him a quar
ter of a million dollars, and wished
to know what percentage was de
sired. If he receives a satisfactory
answer he will leave for Los. Ange
les immediately to close the con
M. Deeoin's declaration of his wil
lingness to pay $250,000 to have
Jack Dempsey box Georges Carpen
tier in France does not clinch the
deal, unless he also agrees to the
condition that Dempsey shall have
the privilege of taking a percentage
of the profits, said Dempsey's man
ager, Jack Kearns last night.
By Associated Press
Tampn, Fla., Dec. 17.—The City of
Tampa has closed a deal with the
Washington American baseball club
whereby the club will use Plant
Athletic field here for spring train
ing purposes.
Joe Barrett Working on
New Year Day Program; ; j
Strong Card Monday Night
Having completed nis big bill for i
Monday night at the Olympia A. A.. !
Sleelton Manager Joe Barrett is now !
at work on plans for his New Year
Day offering. Indications point to the
greatest light card ever offered in this
' vicinity. There will be three 10-
; round bouts, according to reports.
Knockout Brennen and Johnny Gnl
will close the show.
Gill meets Cyclone Scott on Mon
i day night. The semi-wind-up will be
bi twoon Joe Carson and Johnny Her-
I man. Willie Langford boxes A 1 Ma
j son, of Lancaster, and the two Hilde
i braiult boys will be in I lie preliminar- >
I ien. Chris will box Billy Zimmerman, i
! and Harry will meet Joe Strosser;
j Young Lehmer, of Harrisburg, is on ;
j tIH bill for six rounds with Eddie j
; Billman. of Lancaster.
Plan Basketball League
For P. R. R. Y. M. C. A.;
i i
! Harrisburg is to have a basketball ]
League. Norman Ford the popular I
j physical director at the P. R. It. Y. !
it. C. A., is back of the movement. On ]
i Friday night at the P. R. R.Y. M. C. I
I A., there will be a meeting of can- |
didates for six teams After each j
team has been elected the League will ,
be planned.
The new organization will be known ,
a'l the P. R. R. Y. M. C. A. Basketball
j League. The winning team will get j
a silver trophy and the members on i
the victorius five will each receive a j
trophy. Games will be played in As- I
sociation Gymnasium, two and three j
eacii week.
| Earl Caddock Is Ready For !
Struggle With Englishman
Chicago, Dec. 17. Earl Caddock,
champion heavyweight wrestler, fln
j ished his training to-day for his
match here to-morrow night with
Sam Clappam. British champion. It
will be Caddock's first contest since
he was discharged from the army.
The match, according to Caddock,
resulted from a promise he made
Clappam in France when a contest
there wns called off because of Cad- :
dock's illness.
By Associated Press
New York, Dec. 17.—An official
bulletin from Ban Johnson, presi
dent of the American League, an
nouncing that resolutions adopted
by the old hoard of directors of the
league last Wednesday morning had
been descinded by the newly-elected
hoard Wednesday evening, was re
t ceived to-day by the New York i
I American League club.
The resolutions which were adopt- ;
ed by the majority members of the
old board, asked for an investiga- i
tion of Johnson's conduct as presi- I
of the lea- 1
gue, the nature of his contract with
the league, and also awarded third
place money to New York in the
i league pennant race.
By Associated Press
Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 17.—Cornell is
to adopt polo as an intercollegiate
i sport, Graduate Athletic Manager
I Romeyn Derry announced to-day.
j Several intercollegiate contests will
j be arranged for next spring and it is
| understood that Yalo and West Point
j will form teams.
By Associated Press |
! New Y'oi'k, Dee. 17. The New
York Nationals announced that the
I club has signed Pitcher James Mc-
Quade, a right bander, who was
four years on the Fordham Univer
j sity team. He is a relative of Judge
Francis McQuade, treasurer of the
New York Club.
By Associated Press
Clevrtnd, Ohio. Dec. 17.—The Cleve
lad baseball club- of the American
snrin l i° iV'w tr^i na ! New Orlpans next
spring, it was definitely announced bv i
Business Manager E. S. Barnard. j
(Other Sports News on I'age 1.) !
Fight Over Treaty May
Cause Senatorial Split
in Democratic Party
! Washington, Dec. 17.—The striv
! ! f o1 - , t^le Senate Democrats to
bring about a compromise on the
Peace Treaty and the insistence of
the President that there are to be
!no concessions threatened v a break
I in the Democratic ranks, which had
| a distinct bearing on the light for
( the minority leadership in the Sen-
I ate.
Senator Underwood, conceded to
j be among the wisest men on the
Democratic side of the chamber, de
clared that it. is impossible to put
through the Treaty without a com
| promise. He believed, however, that
the President was prepared to ac
j cept any proposal upon which a
| two-thirds majority of the Senate
would agree.
I So confident is the Senator from
Alabama that he would be able to
! bring this about that he is at work
j upon conciliatory measures, apd if
all such compromises fail Senator
I Underwood was ready to concede
j that many of the Democrats would
even be willing to agree to a partial
j ratification, leaving the League out
i of the question for the present.
It was apparent that if Under-
I wood should negotiate the agree
j ment upon his own initiative, he will
1 swing the support of the minority
| into bis selection as the party leader
| nnd Senator Hitchcock will be left
! in the cold.
The Republicans, as the situation
stands to-day, have the Democrats in
I a pocket from which they will only
j be able to extricate themselves with
I the greatest difficulty. Should they
! be able to effect a compromise on
j the Treaty, the President will np-
I pear as having been repudiated by
members of his own party and
forced to give up the leadership
which he has assumed from the first
j of his administration. On the other
hand, if- the President rejects any
i proposals to which the Democrats
j of the Senate agree, the split In the
1 ranks wilf be even more pronounced.
Avers Ra' Salctv
Laws Are Evaded
Washington, Dec. 17.—Evasion of
i laws fo promote the safety of pas
! sengers and employes was charged
I to the railroads of the United States
! hy W. P. Borland, chief of the bu
| reau of safety of the Interstate Com
| merce Commission, In his annual re
j port.
1\ By Associated Press
Paris. Dec. 17.—Vlttorio Scialoia,
the Italian Foreign Minister; left
Paris for Rome this morning.
House Passes the
Senate's Sugar Bill
By Associated Press
WtiNhlviKton, Poc. 17. By a vote of
!2.>6 to 31 the HOIIMO late; yesterday
passed the Senate bill continuing* the
. Penalization Board through
Amendments retaining in force
the war-time powers of the Govern
ment for controlling prices and move
ments of sugar were approved, ne
Nothing Quite Approaches
a Piano as a Christmas Gift
What better symbolizes Christmas than music? and what
better musical gift than a superb Steinway Piano or other high
grade instrument,
A piano is a gift that the whole family may enjoy from one
Christmas to another through the coming years. Immediate se
lection for Christmas is advised. Choose from these celebrated
Steinway Uprights ... $750 Up
Steinway Grands SI2OO Up
TheChristman ...... $450 up The Sigler Player,
a t • Di eeen # $675 and S7OO
Ar.emif. Player $550 Jhe Washburn . . .., . .S4OO
The Sigler $425 Schirmer Player $550
Oh What Fun and Enjoyment
When a Victrola Comes Into
the Home at Christmas
Imagine the hours of merriment and profound joy this world-famed
entertainer will afford. Christmas, as well as every other day, will be far
brighter and happier for the presence of a Victrola in your home.
There is a great shortage of Victrolas this season, and for that reason
we urge you to make your selection now from our present stock and avoid
the disappointment of not having a Victrola for Christmas.
We are in full readiness for Holiday shoppers as never before—with
our unequaled stock of Victrolas.
All Styles and Finishes of Victrolas
Gifts may be bought now for later delivery
Pianos and Victrolas
Sold on reasonable terms
Open Evenings Till Christmas
C. M. SIGLER, Inc.
cessitating the sending of the meas
ure to conference committee of ihe
two houses.
The • House Interstate Commerce
Committee began bearings yesterday
on the proposal to place nn embargo
on sugar, but deferred final action
until Friday. Several members of
Congress appeared before the com
mittee to urge favorable action.
By Associated Press
Paris, Dec. 17. (i lavas I—The1 —The
lieud of the French Military Mission
in Berlin Ims called • upon French
war prisoners remaining voluntarily
in Germany to return to France, ac
cording to advices from the German
Brussels, Dec. 17. (llavas) —M.
De Favereau, of the Catholic party,
has been elected president of the