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SSmSrl™ vni TtS— NO. 121
THIRTEEN BRITISH MERCHANTMEN
SUNK IN ATLANTIC BY THE KARLSRUHE
German Cruiser's Exploit Said
to Be Confirmed
Arrival at the
of a Vessel
of the Various
stroyed in the
Men Were T
ship Has Eve
During the P
Bank of the
Are Prepared to Move For
London, Oct 23. 6.40 A. M—A dispatch from Teueriffe, Canary
Islands, to the Daily Mail. " under date of Thursday, reports that
the German cruiser Karlsruhe has sunk thirteen British merchantmen
in the Atlantic.
The news of the Karlsruhe's exploit, according to the Daily
Mail s Teneriffe correspondent, was brought to this port by the
steamer Crefeld. which arrived there with the crews of the British
steamers Strathrov, Maplebranch, Highlandhope, Indrani. Rio Igu
assu. Farn, Niceto, Maria de Larrinaga. Cervantes. Cornish City,
Pruth, Condor and Lvnrowan. all of which were sunk by the Kals
ruhe. The Crefeld was accompanied into port by the German steamers
Patagonia Rio Negro and Asuncion.
A later message states that over 400 men of the crews are prisoners
and that the merchantmen were mostly sunk in the Atlantic. The
ships were mostly engaged in the South American trade and their
total tonnage is about 60,000.
The cruiser Karlsruhe, a ship of a trifle less than 5.000 tons, has
had in this war a career as eventful in the Atlantic as that of her
smaller sister ship, the Emden, in the Indian ocean. The Karlsruhe
first came into notice at the outbreak of the war when she appeared
in the vicinity of Sandy Hook apparently in wait for British merchant
men leaving New York. For a few days the British ships hugged
their piers and then came news that the Karlsruhe had been driven
away by the approach of several British cruisers.
On August 9 the Karlsruhe appeared in the harbor of San Juan.
Porto Rico, where she coaled and then again took to the seas. Soon
after it was learned that the Karlsruhe had been in a sensational
running fight at sea with the British cruisers Suffolk and Bristol.
Karlsruhe while she was coaling from the German steamer Kronprinz
Wilhelm. The cruisers engaged in a running fight while the Kronprinz
Wilhelm. through her superior speed, easily escaped. The Karlsruhe
also eluded her pursuers and an unconfirmed report had it that she
damaged the Bristol in this fight.
Since then the Karlsruhe has appeared in several West Indian ports
for coal after preying in various southern seas on British commerce.
An official statement, given out in Berlin on October 3, said she had
sunk seven British steamers in the Atlantic.
BELGIANS REGAIN LOST GROUND
London. Oct 23. SA. M—A dispatch from Havre to the "Daily
Telegraph states that the Belgians regained the right bank of the
Yser river on Wednesday, and are prepared to move forward.
The Germans and allies continue to-day their desperate game of
g'.ve and taice in west Flanders and northeastern France, neither side
claiming a decisive advantage. French warships are said to have
joined the British naval forces forming the extreme left of the allies
and fresh German reinforcements are reported constantly coming up.
Not before since the opening of hostilities have the warring forces
appeared to have been so evenlv matched.
T:ie ahies war craft iu the straits of Dover are shelling the German
right without stopping the onslaught* of the German land forces.
The allied armies have gained ground at several points and been
forced to fall back at others. This afternoon's French official state
ment says that violent attacks are being made bv the Germans all
alone the line from the sea to canal La Bassoe. They have also de
livered heavy blows in the region of Arras and on the river Somrae.
t»enerally the allies have held their own though pushed back from
some positions. They have progressed to the north and on the south
of the river Somrae and in the regions of Verdun and Pont-a-Mousson.
The Germans appear to be making a new effort with new organi
zations between the North Sea and the Oise.
Paris learns unofficially that fresh troops have given a new impetus
to the German attack on the French right wing"
Russian advices continue to insist that the German advance on
"Warsaw has been turned into a retreat. It is admitted, however, that
Germans and Austrian* still hold the Vistula south of the Pilica river
Berlin and Vienna report Austrian successes south of Przemysl.
The fast G.-rman cruiser Karlsruhe has become a rival of the Ger
man cruiser Kmden as a destroyer of the enemy's merchant vessels.
Word comes from the Canary Islands that the Karlsruhe has sunk 13
British merchantmen in the Atlantic.
A dispat.-h from Pekin says that a German torpedo boat destroyer
which es. aped from Kiao-l how bay was eaptured bv warships of "the
The German pres* generally charge outrages against the allied
troops. The " Vorwaerts." the Socialist organ of Berlin, is an excep
tion. It states that upon investigation it has found no basis of truth
in the allegations of cruelties inflicted upon German soldiers and
A news dispatch from Copenhagen says that the shipyards at Kiel
are constructing a fleet of thirty armored lighters which may be used
in transporting a German land force to the shores of England.
She &hx~ 48m$lk SnkfJenitent
HARRISHriiU, PA., FRIDAY KYKNING. OCTOBKR *J:>, 1914—1« PAGES.
GERMANS CONTINUE THE
VIOLENT ASSAULTS ON
LEFT WINE OF THE ALLIES,
Parts. iK't. 23, 2.55 P. M.—The of - J
tieial announcement given out at the j
war office this afternoon says:
"Ou our left wing the very consider
able German forces whose presence was
reported yesterday have continued very
violeut attacks iti the entire region be- j
tween the sea and the canal of La :
' • Generally speaking the situation ofj
she allied forces has been maintained, j
If the allies had to yield at certain
points they have advanced at others.
The enemy also has evidenced very
great activity in the region of Arras j
and ou the river Somme. To the north
and to the south of this stream we have
progressed, particularly m the region
"Iu Santerre, in the region of Ver
dun, and in the region of I'ont-a Mous
son, we have had some partial sue-i
cesses. Ou the rest of the front there
is nothing to report.
"To sum up: The enemy appears to
be undertaking along the major part
of the front and particularly between
the Norti Sea and the Oise. a new ef
t'ort. making use of corps made up of
new organizations. Tnese are composed
of men recently drilled, some of them
\er_v young aud others of middle age
and have staffs drawn from various
parts of the arui>.
"In Nussia: To the south of the
Piiien. the Germans still hold the Vis
tula river with the exception of the
line from lvangorod to Kor.ielide. Hut
this they abandoned, pursued bv the
"AU the efforts made by the Aus
trians to cross the river San to the
north of .t&roslau have been repulsed,
an.l the K.is< ans are undertaking the
offensive in this region."
PREPARING KOK LANDING OF
GERMAN TROOPS I\ EXGLAXIi
Copenhagen. iVt. 23. via IjOulou,
1! 10 A. M.—Two ship yards at Kiei.
the German 1a and the Howard, are
I ildin;; th'.riv armored lijliters arable
o' a cO men each and traveling
at rh,- an hour to
s. v; s^aujui.
e' erts peFrfirt the landing of C?>»!tWn
troops on the . oast of England. Purther
' more, ii :s assorted, that three of these
hghter* a-e com ieted and already on
the - r way to the Scheldt. The Germans
.ire building airship shels in Sehleswig
for two large Zeppelins.
The Kockura ship yards at Malmo.
>weden. are tuil ing two submarines.
' but as no monev has been appropriated
by the Swe iis , Pn-liament for stroma
| nnes. u.cording to information here, the
suggestion is made :n Copenhagen that
they were ordered by Germany.
AUSTRIAN TROOPS GAINING
GROUND REPORTS VIENNA
Berlin. Oct. 23 (By Wirelessl —ln
formation receive.! here from Vienna
says it has been announced officially in
rhe Austrian capital that the Austrian '
troops are <:ill gaining ground. Thev
attacked the Russian fortified position's
near Feistyn and formed the heights
to the north of Magiera on Tuesday.
They have ©c upie i the last pass
a- ross the «. arpathian mountains in Rus
sian i.ands. called the Jabonica pass,
and Hungarian territory is now com-1
pletelv clear of Russians. In the crown I
land of Bukuwina the Austrians are ad
vancing toward Sereth.
10. (KM) GERMAN CASUALTIES
REPORTED IN COAST FIGHTING
London, Oct. 23. 4.30 A. M. A dis-'
patch from Dunkirk, France, to the
Seven hundred German dead have j
been buried near Xieuport as a result
of the tierce fighting there. The total
German casualties in the channel coast
lighting are estimated at 10,000.
Thirty thousand Germans who had
entrenched themselves between Ostend
and Nieuport retired to Ostend, leav
ing behind a great quantitv of equip
ment. f |
"It is reported that during the Brit
ish fleet 's bombardment of the German
line the Germans lost a convoy eight '
miles long, which was wrecked bv !
KAISER S NEPHEW WOUNDED
OCT. 12 AT MOXT D ESC ATS
London, O.t. 23, 11 A. M.—Tne mys-'
tery surrounding the fate of Prince!
Maximilian of Hesse, a son of the
youngest sister of Emperor William, has
been disposed of in a report given out
by the official information bureau to
In this rt is announced that Prince i
'Maximilian, a young man of 20 vears. i
was mortally wounded, October i 2. in
the hard lighting i n the neighborhood j
of Mont Descats. He was buried on the
grounds of the monastery crowning this i
hiM together with three" British officers j
and some German soldiers.
SWEDISH STEAMER SUNK RV
STRIKING MINE IN NORTH SEA
London, Oct. 23. 4.51 P. M.—The
Swedish steamer Alice, homeward i
bound from London, has been blown '
up by a mine in the North Sea. She I
sank in three minutes. All the members j
of her crew were saved.
IT COURT WILL
SET FUSION ASIDE
Judge McCarrell Will
Not. However. Rule
on Philadelphia Case
STATE COMMITTEE '
I*»wver for Philadelphia City Commit-!
tee Says Substitutions on Legi&la-1
tive Ticket Constitute Violation of I
Purpose of Primaries
Although Judge McCarrell in court'
this morning announced he will not)
tile a decision before to-morrow or!
Monday, as to whether the Democratic I
State committee violated the spirit of'
the primaries laws when it recently
undertook to substitute candidate* for |
Democratic aspirants for the legisla
ture who ifad withdrawn from the race
in the Seventeenth Legislative district,
Philadelphia county, 'the judge gave
what was coustrued by many in the
court room as a hint that the State
committee's action will be set aside.
The matter came to the attention of
Judge McOarrell through objections
tiled by James M. Dohan. a Philadel
phian, who claimed that the Democratic
State committee had no right to till va
cancies occurring in cases where with
drawals were made by the regularly
nominated candidates for the purposes
In his argument to the court to-day I
John 11. Fow. representing the obiec-i
• tors, said:
"1 never knew of a Philadelphia
I city committee being controlled by the
C ontinued on Sixth Pagr.
DON'T THINK STOUGH SftlD IT
Evangelist's Representatives Here
Doubt Story of Attack That
Stirs Dr. Brumbaugh
The Phiiadel, hia "Public Ledger"
printed this a dispatch of
whvh th« following is a part:
Greensburg, Pa.. Oct. 32.—Dr. Mar
tin G. Brumbaugh, Republican _undi
dute for Governor, before beginning his
address to-night, issued a signed state
ment in reply to an article in an up-1
State newspaper. The article pretended
to quote the Rev. l>r. Stough, evangelist.
Dr. Brumbaugh in his statement says:
"1 have just been advised that thei
Rev. Mr. Stough is reported in a Clear |
fieki newspaper, dated tVti>ber 20. as
saying at Dubois:
" 'The gang who traveled with
Brumbaugh when he made his tour
through Clearfield county were half i
drunk. Brumbaugh himself was led from
the club rooms and put to bed by Joe
Sensinger. the leading hotel man ofi
Dubois, and so it was all through the'
"I can scarcely believe that a so
! called evangelist would write such a
1 slanderous lie. I shall at once consult
and give him and the paper a reason
able time to make explanation and j
apology. It must be made decisively
and a« üblicly as the libel was issued
j or I shall see that the full consequences:
■ of the law are meted out.
■' Fortunately for me. my whole life
, is an elTe-tive and eopvineing answer
' to such villainous slander. I am not and,
never have been a drinking man. The
truth is that iu this entire campaign I
have not been asked to touch liquor, j
and I have not at any time, at any
i pla e, tasted even a drop of any sort of
i intoxicating liquors.
"I do not intend to allow any one,
even in the garb of a calling that ought
to be heaven-hiffh above scandal, slan- j
j der and lying, to reflect upon my ropti- j
tation or attack my character."
W. W. Shannon, preliminary organ-'
: izer of the Stough campaign in this city,
after he had seen the statement made '
by Dr. Brumbaugh, said this afternoon
that he has kept in touch with the Du-!
bois campaign ♦hrough newspapers ot j
that city but has seen no item concern- j
i ing accusations by I)r. Stough such as 1
are referred to in the "Ledger." He:
and other Stough representatives here 1
are inclined to doubt that Dr. Stougll
! ever made such accusations.
When asked whether he believes Dr.
: Stough will dwell very strongly on poli-
I ti'-s during his campaign in this city, I
'< Which opens just before election. Mr. j
Shannon said that it is most likely the,
evangelist will attack politicians from:
the tabernacle platform, but that his at- [
tacks will be entirely "non-partisan." i
EDWIN S. LET FORD DIES !
Succumbs in Philadelphia Hospital
Prom Stroke of Apoplexy
Edwin S. Letford. formerly of this
city, died in the German hospital at
Philadelphia yesterday, a victim of
apoplexy. Mr. Letford was a trom j
bone-plaver in the Commonwealth band j
for a number of years and was a tneni- :
ber of the Hope Fire Company.
The body will be shipped to the j
home of his mother. Mrs. A. A. Buck-;
ingham. 153? Green street. Sundav aft- '
ernoon at 2 o'clock. The funeral will
be held from the home on Mondav
afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. John
H. Daugherty and the Rev. Lewis S.
Govemoi Goes to Philadelphia
Governor Tener left at noon to day
for Philadelphia. He will attend a
dinner there this evening.
Boys Under Arrest Ac- j
cused Also of Having
Broken Into Home of
Francis J. Hall
ARTICLES WORTH ;
Mr. Gilbert Identifies a Watch and a
Gold Piece Coined in I7W» as Hav
ing Been Stolen From His City
Home—Other Places Robbed
It was disclosed this morning, after
flhe arrest of two youths on charges of
burglary, that the home at 107 North
Front strict, i»f Spencer 0. Gilbert. for
mer member of the Harrisburg Hoard
of Public A\ orks and present member
of the iapi to I Park Kxtension Commis
sion was among tjc places entered and
robbed. \ aluable coins and jewelrv were
taken. Most of the articles stolen from
the Gilbert home were recovered among
loot valued at $250 which the police
found last night.
Mr. Gilbert appeared at Police Head
quarters this morning to identify some
of the articles. He was delighted to
[ tind a gold coin, dated 1 70!*, which was
one of the first issue of gold coins made
by this government.
"I would not take s.">o for that gold
piece, although its actual value is but
; $10.50." said Mr. Gilbert "It is uf
what was known as •Guinea' gold,
j minted before gold was discovered in ;
this country. It was originally intend-1
1 ed for a $lO piece, but the government
discovered that there was fiftv cents
too much gold in coins of this make and i
recalled them afterward."
The coin is worn smooth in some
places and does not have the ring nor
: the color of the present gold pieces.
'Mayor Royal and detectives who were
at headquarters when the loot was re
turned believed at first that it
silver half dollar plated with gold.
When its true value was made known j
this morning the coin was an object of,
Hall Home Also looted
Among the other things taken from j
the Gilbert home, was a watch with an !
1 IS carat gold case valued at SSO. At- j
tache l to this was an expensive chain
Conllniirtl on Ninth I'ncr.
VfIRE AT ODDS WITH PENROSE
Rises in House of Representatives to
Demand Explanation of State
ment Attributed to Senator
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Philadelphia, Oct. 23. —The Phiiadel-:
phia "Public Ledger" this morning'
printed a dispatch dated in Washington,!
yesterday, which is in part as follows: j
"Rising to a question of persoual •
j privilege, a question that takes pre-!
cedence over any other subject that
may come up in the National House of i
Representatives, William 8. Vare, of
the First Pennsylvania District, served j
notice on Senator Boies Penrose that >
Ihe must clear his skirts of the charge j
! of bribery, made in receut issues of the j
'North Amerieau.' Mr. Vare said:
" 'The North American, a daily I
newspaper of Philadelphia, on Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday qf this week I
published an editorial statement of in-|
formation purporting to have been giv
en to its editors by Senator Boies Pen i
rose, to wit:
" 'That I, William S. Vare, had con
veyed large sums of money to John E. i
Revburn. the then Mayor' of the city I
of Philadelphia, and actually had per- i
sonallv paid $5,000 into said John E.J
" 'lf Senator Penrose or any other j
person made such a statement to the j
; editors of the newspaper or elsewhere I
■it was an absolute lie, without the'
slightest foundation in fact or in truth,!
and was made to injure my candidacy j
for Mayor of Philadelphia at that time,
and for no other purpose.
" 'lf Senator Penrose did not give;
! this false information to the North i
American it is up to him, as a candi-1
date for the United States Senate, to so !
deny it that the public will be satisfied
of its falsity.'
"After adjournment Mr. Vare was
asked if he would insist upon Mr. Pen
rose taking aggressive action against
the editors of the North American, if
h e thought they should be brought into
court. He refused to amplify what he
had said on the floor. 'Just say that ij
have nothing to add to my statement in
the House.' he answered.
"In spite of the Congressman's
' reticence, however, his manner of
speech left little doubt that he is at
the parting of the ways with Penrose
unless the Senator takes a decided
stand not only for his own vindication,
but for the vindication of Mr. Vare
as well.'' •
Hunters Get Three Bears
Three blaick bears and a number of
pheasants were killed in the northern
part of the State by a hunting party
which has just returned to tfhis city,
consisting of J. L. Sheaffer, John G.
Martin. Harry B. Shoop, Lock wood B.
1 Wordon and Saul Reed.
HUSBAM A DEVIL
AIHQNG THE GIRLS'
Remark That Made
Mrs. Carman. Ac
cused of Rilling Mrs.!
WOMEN CALLERS ,
; In Ordeal of Cross Examin.it ion To-day
Mrs. Carman Admitted Her Sus
picious Wore Aroused Through Hear
ing Many Remarks About Husband
By Associated Press.
.M ineoln, N. Y„ Oct. Jo.- Mrs. Flor
ence Oonklin Carmau, on trial as the
slayer of Mrs. Louise Bailey, smilingly
stepped to the witness stand to-day t'or I
the ordeal of cross-oxaminatiou bv the
District Attorney. She' appeared re
freshed and said slio was ready to re
ply to all questions District Attorney
Smith might ask her.
Or. F.dwin Carman, husband of the
woman accused of murdering Mrs. Bail
ey, was called to the witness stand late
this afternoon. He corroborated the
testimony of other members of his
household as to who was in tin* house
the night of the murder. He said there
were several persons, among them Mrs.
Bailey, whom he did not know at that
time, sitting in the waiting room.
"After 1 had talked to Mrs. Rail
, ey," the witness continued, "she pre
| pared to go home. Then the glnss in
the window was broken and a revolver
tired through it. 1 had my hand on the
| door knob. 1 dropped behind the op
erating table. Then there was a shot.
Mrs. Bailey said 'l'm shot.' 1 told her
she was all right and then 1 saw blood.
1 grabbed her and pulled her back of
the chair out of range of more bullets.
Then she died. '
I>r. Carman sai.i Celia was in his of
fice once that night but that Mrs. Car
man was not.
Saw Mrs. Bailey Night Before Murder
Dr. Cariuan said ho looked at the
window a s he grabbed Mrs. Bailey but
saw nothing. He was sure the door be
tween the pantry and the office was
On cross-examination Hr. Smith
" asked whether it was true that he had
more women fiationta than men. He de
j nied this. He said be had been prac
ticing for 25 years.
Dr. Carman denied lie had ever told
j the graud jury he had his hand on Mrs.
j Bailey "s shoulder.
j Under cross-examination later Dr.
(Carman when asked if he had ever seen
Mrs. Bailey before she called at his of
\ fice on the night of the murder, testi
i tied "I think she was in my office the
This was the first time Dr. Carman
j had indicated that he had seen Mrs.
. Bailey before the night of the murder.
Testimony of Accused Woman
I Mrs. Carman faced a crowded court
| room. Among 200 or more spectator who
I occupied every available bit of space
| were long-time friends and neighbors
i whose faces were wreathed with liope
; ful smiles as sihe began her story,
j Hanged directly opposite her chair,
within the enclosure and less than a
| dozen steps awav were t>ne mother, the
j daughter and the husband of tlhe wom
j an whose life the State asserts she took.
, Befor*> the defendant took the cdiair she
| crossed the floor to her mother. Mrs.
, Conklin, sitting at the counsel table,
leaned over and kissed,her.
Was Suspicious of Husband
j "Mrs. Carman,'' began the District
: Attorney, "you said you were sus
picious of your husband. When did you
"About a year ago."
What caused her suspicion, she could
not say. A woman did not cause it—
"Were the rumors about a woman-?"
"No. Just some one asking him
aibout his girls. Somebody told me
he was a devil with the girls."
could not recall who told her
J tihis, or where, or when. At Mr. Smith's
bidding she named many men, friends
of Dr. Carman, but could not name one
of them as having said 'how are all
Called the Doctor a "Devil"
" "ometiody was asking him that
question all the time," she said. "They
were jesting, I thought at first, but aft
er a while I thoug'ht, may be, there
might be some truth in what, they said.
They would say to me 'the doctor is
some devil.' "
"Dili your suspicions increase with
Contlnnrri on Mnth I'aar.
SILK HATS ENTER CAMPAIGN
Central Club Parade Too Early for Bed
High silk hats, siik-lapeled over
coats and bamboo cants will get into
the State campaign for the first
time tonight, when 150 members of
the marching club of the Central Dem
ocratic Club will gq, uniformed, to
Beading to take pari in a big rally
there. The marclfrrs will assemble at
the dub rooms at 5.30 o'clock an I
march down Market street to the Read
ing station at 0.50 o'clock, headed by
the Commonwealth band.
The party will go to Reading in a
special train and return about 1 o'clock
to morrow morning. The band will be
resplendent in the new uniforms, which
were used for the first time in the firv
men's parade No red fire will mark
the passage of the parade, as it will
still be light when they embark and
possibly spectators will be in bed
. when they return home
PRICE. ONE CENT
Witnesses in Will Fight
Tell More About Al
Sister ol the I>ate Mrs. Adams Testifies
a Certain Hour Each Friday Was
Set Aside to Transmit Treatment by
! Air Route
• The proceedings in tlio will light, in
j volving Harrison Seiford, 1301 South
Cameron street, this city, alleged cUur
i voyant and spiritualist, the man whos-i
right to lay claim to the bulk of the
$12,000 estate left by Martha Adams,
late ot I 'offer street, is being question
ed by other heirs, was continued this
morning before Koy C. Dauner, Register
ot Wills. Witnesses for those attnek
| ing the validity 0 f the Adams will
: testified that Seiferd represented lie
, possessed superhuman powers by whi< i
. I lie could treat his patients even though
' they were hundreds ot' miles from him.
Further than that Mrs. Rachel Croni
;' '*'tfh, testified that her sister, the late
Mrs, Adams, believed Seiferd had suc.i
powers and that on occasions when
, : Mrs. Adams went out of the city on a
visit she governed her times for re
■ creation so that they would not conflict
with a certain hour on Fridays, the
j time she believed Seiferd was trans.
m.tting—presumably by wireless*—— the
' | powers that aided her to be about in
j her weakened physical condition.
The hour in which Seiferd was sap
posed to be transmitting tile "heait i
i restoring powers," Mrs. Cronleig.-
I ' her sister would express a desir--
■ i to be alone, saving that was one of the
j essential things for the success o* the
j j treatment. Mrs. Adams would then re
tire by herself to an unoccupied room
and lock the door.
Paid $1 for Treatment
While on a visit to Atlantic City,
Mrs. Cromleigh said, her sister fre
quently talked of making preparations
for the "Seiferd treatment"' and earl,
in the week would send on the neces
sary sl, the price of each "spell bind."
She added that her sister frequentlv
told her that if Seiferd did not go
the $1 in his pocket at that certain
( hour oil Friday the treatment would bo
Seiferd to-day sat at the counsel la
j ble in Judge MeCarrell's court room,
.just back of the Register, and spoke not
a word. Yesterdav lie got inlu an ar
gument with .lames G. dlatz, the atlor
ney representing those contesting the
will. Occasionally to-day, however,
statements of the witnesses made him
John K. Roger. a ( hambersburg
monument dealer, told the Kegister thai
Mrs. Adams for more than four yea s
considered the question of marking tlio
grave of her husband, the late William
Adams, with a monument. Merger said
. he several times talked to her on the
, subject of a monument, on which occa
sions, he said, "sh« told me that she
tirst would have to consult Seiferd."
I "I did not know Seiferd until short
j h* after Mrs. Adams told me she in
tended getting monument prices from
me. as well as a Harrisburg and a
Steelton firm ." continued Berger.
"When I got the contract she told
me that she knew long before that date
that I would get it. When I ques
tioned her about that she said Seiferd
told her 1 would get the work.
Mrs. Albright Saw "Force Bags"
"After the monument had been
erected 1 asked Mrs. Adams to aecom
pany me to the cemetery to inspect it
and Seiferd went along. He said he
' thought it was a splendid piece of work
- and then he remarked to Mrs. Adams:
' 'See, didn't I tell you,'it would be like
' "When Mrs. Adams came to pay me
for the monument she said she could
1 tell exactly what the ston e cost me and
what profit I made on it. she said she
could easily find that out from Seiferd.
She remarked that it. took her a long
Continued on Sixth I'nKe.
H. A. C. Pitcher Signs With Pirates
It was reported here
| t'hat Mark Adams, the young left-'haud
ed pitcher who made good with the
champion Harrisburg Tri State baseball
' team last summer, has signed a con
tract, to play with the Pittsburgh Nu
i tional League team next season.
Reported Death of Diaz Untrue
| By Assorifjtni Press,
Biarritz, France, Oct. 23. via Paris.
Oct. 23.—There is no truth in the re
|>ort of the death of I'erfirio Diaz,
former President of Mexico. .Senor Diaz
has l«'en suffering from a slight gastro
. V' <uble but is Better.
Policeman Seymour Starts Work
George W. Seymour, appointed a po-
I liceman Monday in the place of An-
I drew Murphy, started work last night.
I taking his place at roll call at 6.30