The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, October 28, 1914, Page 2, Image 2

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ORPHAN 811,11 *
Rescued From Moun
tain Where He Had
Lived for a Week
Without a Roof
Wiconisco Grocer Shelters for Youngster
Until He Is Sent Here and Court
Makes Provision for His Care in
Cold, poorly clad and on the v-rgej
of starvation—having lived alone in
tflie mountains for a week, getting noth- 1
ing to eat but an apple or two and
an occasional chestnut—Edward L.
Cole, an orphan. 13 years old, of Wico
nisco. was picked up near that town by
-- .Samuel Miller, a Wiconisco grocer, and
taken to the Miller home. All that hap
pened several weeks ago. but it was not
learned here until late yesterday when
the friendless orphan appeared before
Judge McCarrell at an extraordinary
session of juvenile eourt and begged to
be given a permanent home. The boy
was accompanied to court by Mrs. Auna
Simonetti. pryhation officer. and was
formally declared to be a "dependent
and neglected child."
Until Judge 'McCarrell made an or
der directing the boy be sent to the
(House of Refuge, where lie will he cared
for and given the opportunity to learn a
trade, the youngster's future was as
dark as night. The story he told the
eourt was a pitiful one. and it brought
tears to the eyes of the court attend
ants; but he was an entirely different
looking boy yesterday than on the day
the Wiconisco grocer gave him shelter
and food.
No One to Care for Him
The lad's mother died when he was
« child of but three years, and the
whereabouts of his father have been
unknown to Wiconisco people for more
than twelve years. Kdward was taken
into the home of his aged grandmother,
•Mrs. Anna Cole, of Wiconisco. She is
now no-longer able to look after the
l»ov and lie was of necessity thrown on
his own resources several weeks ago.
He had no friends and no home to
go. and so he wandered into the Wico
nisco mountains. There he remained,
living on the apples and the few chest
nuts he was able to gather and sleeping
in an old board wagon which long since
has been abandoned by its owner. The
nights were cold, the lad's clothing was
torn and Miin anl he suffered greatly
•because of the exposure.
Tho lad's story appealed to Mr.
Miller and he was taken to the grower's
home. There he received a new suit of
, clothes and, in fact, an entirely new
clothing outfit, plenty to cat and some
_■-money. Then Mi. Miller, soali/ing that
•if would be in tMsi'blc to Keep the boy
r.t hi< home permanently, informed the
county authorities of the case.
Boy Is Brought Here
Before Cole was brought to Harris
b rg Mr. Miller gave him a half a doi
• » • Tii" boy to"! Mrs. S inonetti the
name of an aunt living on 'Allison Hill
nil,l another in Etyola. Both were eom
munu'ated with but neither would agree
t,« he the youngster's guardian. One of
the uncles is said to have remarked:
"He can't get in here."'
\s juveniles an no longer he sent to
tie House of Detention, that branch of
tin l alms, ouse being abolished, the pro
bation oflieer hud nothing to do hut
take the boy to her home. Later one
of Mrs. Biwonetti's -leighbors consent
ed to give him a home until yesterday.
At 'i s; w ::i Judge Mc arrell issued
the order committing young Cole to the
'■len Mills s-.iool. the lad wept, but
afterward d e.l his tears and laughing
ly said:
"Well, I guess 1 wi'l have a good
place to sleep and it will be warm
Voter Cannot Qualify for Ballot After
Noon of That Day
The County Commissioners in session
to-dav decided to receive registration
applications from qualified voters up un
til Saturday at noon. The applicants,
of course, must be confined to sncli vo
ters as were ill or unavoidably absent
from the city on the three regular reg
istration days.
The Commissioners alreadv have reg
istered upwards of two hundred
They will hold n special meeting on
Saturday to consider the applications
tiled late Friday afternoon and Satur
day morning.
Marriage Licenses
Oliver D. Johnson and 'Mary L. Wit
nier. -'teeitoii.
Amil L. Poggy. Vineland. X. J., and
Alice E. t'ortv, Hummelstown.
Dr. Albert 1!. Davis, Xorristown, and
Katherine A. Wjnfleld, Harrisburg.
Will Discuss Plans for Annual Banquet
and Athletic Outlook
Members of the Alumni Association
of the Technical High s.-hool are re
quested to be present at a meeting to
+>•> held in the library of the school on
'Monday evening at 7 0 lock to discuss
plans for the annual Thanksgiving
banquet of the association and to talk
over the a-'nleti- outlook.
The meeting will be held at this early
boar so that anv of the members that
are atten ling the classes of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania will have a
chance to attend the meeting before
To Decide Christmas Hours
The retail section of the Harrisburg
Chamber of Commerce will meet next
week to decide the hours during which
retail stores will be opened during the
two weeks befnre Christmas. A sched
ule of legitimate advertising schemes,
worthy of support by local merchants,
will also be framed up. Th's will later
be submitted to the board of directors
j'or actiou.
Carlisle and Mount Holly Company
Must Conduct Trolley Service in
Accordance With Order Issued by
Public Service Commission
■ I
As the result of an investigation j
made by the investigator of accidents j
for the Public Service Commission, the !
i Carlisle & Mt. Holly Railway Company j
has been instructed to eliminate all un j
necessary delays at the termini (Car
lisle and Mt Holly), as well as en
route, so that in making the round
trip between these points more time
will be allowed for operation and the
' speed of the cars wiLl be reduced.
It was found that the roadbed of
this line is not in substantial condition
and. therefore, is not maintained in a
j manner to permit high speed traffic.
The motormeu have been instructed |
j :o approach al. curves aud grades with >
: the cars under control, and the whistle;
| is to be sounded at all points where
i any element of danger may exist.
; The matter was brSught to the atten
j tion of the Commission by the Kev.
| Floyd W. Appleton, of this city, whose I
| mother was struck by a car and killed |
| on the afternoon of July 16.
j Complaint About Turnpike
The Glen R,»ck Motor Club, of Glen
i Rock. York county, tiles a complaint '
| against the New York A. Maryland;
Line Turnpike Company, alleging that j
the road maintained by it is not in good
traveling condition. They claim thai
the road is not properly crowned; that!
loose stones are not removed, and that
there are large water-breakers and i
ruts and holes in the road.
Rush for Auto Licenses
I The Automobile Division of the State>
Highway Department has received more j
than a thousand applications for li
' censes for 1915 and tlhey are pouring in
in increasing numbers daily. A state
ment issued to-day by the State High
way Department says that it has been
found necessary to warn applicants
that requests received on 1914 blanks
will not be accepted. In securing a reg
istration and license tags, application
must be made on the 1915 blanks,
which are being sent out as fast as re
| quests are received. It is hoped that
by December 1. when shipment of" the
| 1915 licenses to early arvilieants will
1 be made, a targe proportion of the own
| ers in Pennsylvania will have their
applications in. The Automobile Di
vision expected tha* a large number
would avail themselves of Ae oppor
i tunity to secure new licenses early
than has done so. T. C. Boyd, registrar
j of the Automobile Division, said that
1 he hoped there would be a marked in
crease in the number of the applica
tions as a result of the notice issued to
Baldwin a Visitor
Former Senator Baldwin, of Potter,
was a visitor to the Capitol to-day
looking after an appropriation for the
Austin hospital. Since the great flood
disaster to the town the hospital has
; been found to be of the greatest service
: in the town and surrounding country.
Bigelow Guest of Honor
State Highway Commissioner Bige
ow was at his department to-day iook
ng over road matters, and to-morrow
will leave for his Pittsburgh home.
To-morrow evening Mr. Bigelow will be
the guest of honor at a dinner and re
ception tendered him by the Altoona
'Chamber of Commerce.
Supervisors' Meetings
The Bureau of Township Highways
of tie state Highway Department has
arranged to have representatives pres
ent at the annual meetings of the eoun
i tv supervisors associations to be held
this fall and winter anil next spring.
On October 17 the Northampton county
meeting was held at Butztown and on
that occasion Joseph W. Hunter. First
Deputy State Highway Commissioner,
in charge of the Bureau of Township
Highways, represented the department.
The following dates have been chosen
by the various county supervisors' asso
ciations for meetings in this vicinity
next month: November 19. Dauphin
i county, at Harrisburg; 24. Lebanon
| county, at Lebanon.
Mr. Whited Will Talk
A. D. Williams, chief road engineer
] of West Virginia and head of the
; way and highway department of the
i I'niversitv off West Virginia, has in
: vited Willis Whited, engineer of
bridges of the State Highway Depart
ment, to deliver a lecture before the
county engineers of West Virginia on
the subject ot "Bridge Floors.'' In
his letter to Mr. Whited Mr. Williams
explains iliat the State law requires the
railway and highway department of the
university to give annually ten lectures
1 to the county engineers, which they are
required to attend. The lecture term
. this year will be from December 1 to
December 11. Mr. Whited has accept
ed the invitation aud will go to Mor
gantown on the date that Mr. Williams
Transportation Body Betters Conditions
to Lebanon Valley
President Henderson Gilbert, of the
Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce, has
reappointed the former committee on
transportation, which includes W. J.
Rose, J. H. Nixon, J. S. Klinedinst, E.
I). Hilleary. C. W. Burtnett, C. K.
1 l>een and \\ . M. Donaldson.
This committee has already secured
better shipping facilities to and from
the Lebanon Valley and are investi
gating other transportation companies.
At the Photo-Play
"The Plum Tree," a ,3-act Essanay
drama taken froin the "Ladies' World
Magazine"' and on which there is a
SIOO prize for the best answer to the
| missing paragraph, will be shown to-day
at the Photo-Play. Each month the
" Ladies World" publish a complete
j story, with a missing paragraph and a
reward of SI 00 for the best answer
These stories are made in motion pic-
I turcs by the Essanay Company and are
• shown at the Photo-Plav each month.
Masons to Celebrate
Perseverance Lodge No. 21, Free and
j Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, will
celebrate its one hundred aud thirty
j fifth auniversary at the Masonic hail,
this city, on Tuesday, November 10,
I at 7 o'clock p. in.
Albert Hays Suffers Laceration of \
Tongue. Lip, Nose and Jaw—
Warrant Out for Assailant
A John Doe warrant has been issued
by Justice of the I'eace McGarvey, of
Prnbrook, for the assailant of Albert
Hays, colored, 618 Walnut street, who!
is in the Harrisburg hospital, suffering
from a laceration of the tongue, lip, '
nose and right side of jaw. Havs was ;
struck by a brick in Penbrook yester- ]
Physicians at the hospital last night !
put live stitches in his tongue and four j
on the interior surface of the lower j
•lip. He has been admitted to a ward j
for further treatment.
According to Justice of the I'eace j
Mcliarvev, Hays and another colored
man had some words yesterday while |
working side by side on a construction |
job in that place and Hays threatened |
the other man with a shovel, whereupon j
the latter threw a brick, striking Hays
in the face
Hays' wife made information against
her husband's assailant, who did not
turn up for work this morning. His
name is unknown.
Blaze Causes SIO,OOO Loss in Business
Section of Herndon
Ten buildings were destroyed, entail-1
ing a loss of $40,000, in Herndon, a
small town thirteen miles east of Sun
bury, early this morning in a fire which
started in the Baurn tinshop, in the
heart of the town.
The -following buildings and business
! places were destroyed: Tinshop of Ed
| ward Baum, on Main street: farming
implement warehouse of Harry Gelnet,
' which adjoined the tinshop; residence
lof Mr. lielnet, which adjoined the
warehouse; bakeshop and stable of
Henry ByerH and double house occu
pied by W. H. Wetzel and William
A bucket brigade and the Sunburv
! fire department, in a quick run on ir
special train at midnight, saved the
j town.
: Eighteen Persons Injured ill Wreck on
the Chesapeake and Ohio
By Associated Press.
Huntington, W. Ya., Oct. -8. —
i Kighteen persons were injured, live of
them seriously, when three Pullmans
and a day coach of the Chesapeake and
' Ohio, Washington-Chicago fast train
was derailed this morning ten miles
i of Huntington.
Two Pullmans turned completely
i over, rolling down a high embankment.
A broken wheel on the day coach is be
i Sieved to have caused the accident.
Accused Slayer of Mrs. Bailey Leaves
for New Jersey
By Associated Press,
I'reeport, N. V., Oct. 25.-—Mrs.
Florence Carman, who on Monday was
released on $-5,000 bail, following the
disagreement of the jury at her tr a:
for the murder of Mrs. Louise Bailey,
to-day left her home here for her hus
band's farm at Ravenrick, N. J. Dr.
Carman and her daughter, Elisabeth,
accompanied her.
Since Mrs. Carman returned home
from jail she has been showered with
gifts of flowers. Every room in the
house was banked with flowers to day.
Tells of Lost Comet of Biela
An illustrated lecture on "Comets
and Meteors," was given last evening
in the Willard school building before
the astronomicaj section of the natural
history society by the section chair
man. M. W. Jacofis, Jr. The view naw
held bv most astronomers that meteors
or falling stats are portions of disrupt
ed comets, was presented and the story
was told of the lost comet of Biela,
j which changed into a meteor swarm
! and caused the brilliant displays of
shooting stars seen November 27,
1872, and November 27, 1885.
Mrs. May Zinn Eckels Dies
Mrs. May Zinn Eckels died at tlw
home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles H.
Trcager, Bellevue, Pa. Mrs. Eckels was
the widow of the late Major W. H.
Funeral of James Carey '
The funeral of James Carey, age i
4 4 years, who died yesterday," will be
held from the home," 145 Aline street,
to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. In
terment will be in Lincoln cemetery.
Elect Officers Last Night
The following officers ami directors
were elected at a meeting of the
Franklin Building and Loan Associa
tion. of Harrisburg, held last night in
the offices of J. H. Musaer & Son, 213
! Walnut street:
President. J. E. Patterson; vice pres
ident. J. B. Martin; treasurer, 5. W.
Fleming; secretary, J. H. Musscr: di
rectors, G. A. Dei'hl, S. W. Fleming, J.
i J. Pilkay, J. B. Patrick, C. M. Singer
, and George H Sechrist.
Harrisburg Doctors in Philadelphia
Two score of Harrisburg physicians
I to-day atteiided the all-day clinic of the
Philadelphia County Medical Society in
that city. Most of them will attend
] the smoker this evening, which will be
featured by an address by Dr. Joihn B.
! Denver. The physicians will return on
, the train leaving Broad street station
j at 11.15 o'clock this evening.
Injunction for Optometrists
Bit Asnoi inted Prrns.
Philadelphia, Oct. 28.—Judge Will
, son, in Common Pleas Court this aft
ernoon, issued an injunction restraining
the State Board of Medical Education
an.l Licensure from enforcing require
ments, which would necessitate optome
| trists to undergo an examination Jay the
| board.
Dental Clinic Heady for School Work
The dental clinic in connection with
jthe medical department of the Harris
j burg Bchool district was opened Mon
-1 day and daily between 4 and 5 o'clock
I Dr. M. Edward Richards is operating
i on cases lyent to the dispensary by nied
! ical inspectors in the Harrisburg dis
; t-rict.
| Printed at this ofiice in best style, at
| lowest prices and on short notice.
Coatlnurd From Klrat l'a(t.
nation was intently interesting. Wo
had very little trouble of any kind and
I think the Americans who got into per- ,
plexing positions were really ignorant (
of the laws and customs under the pre- (
vailing conditions or were unable to
speak the different, languages to make
themselves understood.
"Three weeks before we sailed we
went to The Hague, expecting to sail
almost immediately, but unfortunately
we hail to wait for the boat to dock,
the company in the meanwnile having
to feed a large number of passengers
who had no money to pay the expenses
of the enforced delay. While the ex
perience was a wonderful one, our
party was certainly very glad to sail
for aud reach home."
Waynesboro Youth Alleged to Have
Confessed to Plot to Burn House to
Obtain Insurance Money
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Waynesboro, Pa., Oct. 2S.—Follow
ing an inquiry conducted by the local
authorities assisted by State Fire Mar
shal Baldwin, three arrests were made
here yesterday in connection with an al
leged attempt last Thursday morning
to burn the Val. Smith house, on Phila
delphia avenue, occupied by the family
Qf John Graft. Wilbur Blair is said by
the police to have made a confession
in which he told of attempting to car
ry out a plot to burn the home to get
$('«00 insurance.
The young man, it is alleged, con
! fessed to removing a trunk containing
j valuable household articles from tlio
house aud is said to have implicated
John Graft, Jr. The police say Blair
' declared that young Graft saturated the
I carpets with kerosene and placed six
lighted candles in the house, one on
each of the oil-soaked spots.
All this time, Blair said, he was
i stunding outside of the house keeping
watch. The blaze was discovered and
i extinguished before much damage had
j been dene. The trunk of valuables,
; Hlair said, was shipped to Hanover.
| The police took charge of the trunk
i in that town before the person to whom
| it was consigned called to take passes
j sion. The boys said Benjamin Cali
, nier, g neighbor of the Grafts, was the I
! shipper. The police say Calimer was
, not a party to the crime and that, al
i though he was at first suspected of
! complicity and arrested, lie will be re-
I leased.
Blair is under arrest on charges of
i burglary and larceny, growing out of
■ the alleged theft of the trunk, and he
; uUo was made the defendant to an ar
-1 son charge. Young Graft is held on a
! charge firing the bouse.
President Wilson Issues Proclamation I
Designating Day for Annual
i ~
B.i/ Associated Press.
Washington, Oi t. 28.—President Wil- !
! sou to-dav issued a proclamation desig- |
j nating Thursday, November 2l>, as j
' Thanksgiving Day.
Thirteen Taken Injured to Hospitals
As Result of Collisions
By Associated Press.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 28.—Thirteen
men were taken to hospitals here early j
to-day as a result of two automobile ac- j
cidents in which W. O. Stevenson, of
Leeehburg, Pa., and David Nicolas, of
Ilites, Pa., were killed.
The machine in which Stevenson and j
Nicolas were riding collided with a j
street car and a police patrol summoned j
to their assistance ran into a rapidly j
moving automobile when near the scene i
of the accident. Among the injured
were Police Captain Robert Emmett
aud three policemen all of whom were
, seriously hurt.
Formal Pleas for State Appropriations
Made to Board This Morning
Representatives of Harrisburg char-'
; ities appeared before the State Board i
of Charities this morning and present-1
ed their claims for State appropria
tions. Yesterday was devoted by the
Board to hearing applications for aid
for State and private hospitals, and to
day was devoted, with a couple of ex
i ceptions, to applications for appropria
tions for private charities and homes.
; The applications from Harrisburg came
' from the Nursery Honte, Home for the
Friendless, Children's Industrial Home,
Messiah Orphanage, Sylvan Heights
Home for Girls and Florence Critten
j den Home.
This morning the Board heard ap
i plications from the Aged Colored \tfom
en's Home, in Williamsport, the re
i quest coming from Mrs. Mary Slaugh
ter, an aged colored woman, a former
, slave, through whose efforts the home
was established; the Home for Widows
and Single Women of Reading; the
Fnion Zion Home, Lititz; State hos
pital, Ashland, and State hospital,'
Mrs. Harry B. Montgomery and Mrs.
Harvey Patton presented the applica
tion of the Nursery Home of Harris
i burg, for $5,000, and Mrs. Elizabeth
: Crane Kunkel and Miss Lydia Forney J
presented the application for the Home
i for the Friendless, asking for
The needs and requirements of these
| institutions, the great good they are
accomplishing and their merits were
, fully set forth before the Board by the
ladies, and the Board promised to give
them careful consideration. Mrs. Elsie
i V. Middleton, general agent of the
■Children's Aid Society, Harrisburg,
j was present during the morning.
Reinforcing Germans in Alsace
London, Oct. 28, 7.40 A. M.—A dis
j patch to the "Times" fram Berne,
! Switzerland, asserts that the Germans
| are receiving large reinforcements in
Alsace anil that the French are making
great preparations to repnlse an attack
on Belfort, which is powerfully en
Washington, Oct. 28. —The Amer
ican ship Kroonland, from New York
bound for Naples and Greece with a
cargo of copper, has been detained at i
Gibraltar by British authorities, accord
ing to a report to the State Department
to-day from American Consul Sprague.
Consul Sprague did not report the
reason for the detention of the Kroon
land, but, as copper is listed by the
British Foreign Office as conditional
contraband, it is assumed that the Brit
ish government's attitude will be simi
lar to that in the case of another Amer
ican ship which carried copper to Hol
land. In that case, when the Dutch
government gave assurances that cop
per cargoes would not be reshipped
from Holland, the British government
withdrew its objection.
Geneva, Via Paris, Oct. 2S, 12.35
A. M.—Telegrams received in Basle,
Switzerland, Tuesday night from Co
logne and Coblenz declare tlint the war
j on t'he German right flank from Lille to
I the North sea has become a massacre.
During the last six days, it is declared,
many thousands of Germans have been
killed or wounded.
Long trains containing wounded
continue to jour into Cologne, Dussel
dorf and C&tlenz and the Red Cross
doctors and the hospitals in those
places are overwhelmed, it is stated.
In reply to reported attacks iu fehe
American press because Switzerland has
not protested against the violation of
Belgian territory, the Swiss" papers
make answer that America should loud
the way Switzerland, they declare, is
I in an anxious and critical position.
London, Oct.' 2S, 8.03 A. M. —An
Amsterdam dispatch to the "Chron
icle." dated Tuesday, says:
"The only news arriving here to day
from Berlin is to the effect that the
fight of the Vser canal is going favor
ably for the Germans.
"During the past few days the Ger
mans have be-n sending great quanti
ties of food. blanVots and other stores
from Antwerp to an unknown destina
tion and the townspeople of Antwerp
fear there will be a shortage of these
articles. The Germans are taking 30
per cent, of the tramway receipts.
"Despite the German assertions that
their artillery had driven the British
ships away from Ostend, the bombard
ment by the ships was renewed so vig
orously to-day that the atmosphere was
in a state of constant vibration over a
large area all day."
New York, Oct. 28.—One hundred
thousand inhabitants of Jerusalem are
facing starvation, according to Samuel
Edelman, American vice consul in'that
city, who reached here to-day, on the
steamer Anoona. Two-thirds of the resi
dents of Jerusalem are Jews, Mr. Kdel
| man said. For many years they have
| depended upon their earnings from
: tourists and upon charity for the sup-
I port and the war has cut off all their
i sources of subsistence,
j There are no industries in the city
| and little cultivation o? the surrounding
j territory. The cold and rainy season is
| now approaching and indications are
that the suffering there soon w ill be in-
J tense, Mr. Edelman asserted.
Berlin, Oct. 23. by Wireless to Sav
| ville, L. I.) —The German cruiser Em-
J ilen according to an official announce
i nient issued to-day, has sunk a big Jap
j anese liner bound for Singapore.
According to the Italian newspaper
j "Stampa" the German cruisers Emden
I and Karlsruhe up to the present time
j have sunk thirty-three vessels aggre
i gating a tonnage of 150,000.
London, Oct. 2S, 4,22 A. M,—The
correspondent of the "Daily Mail" in
Northern France, under date of Tues
day says:
I "The Germans, despairing of cross
ing the line from Nieuport to Dixmude,
i are trying to make a detour to cross
I the line from Dixmude to Ypres. Mili
| tary opinion is that the line will offer
i the Germans no better scope than that
I along the Yscr canal, rather worse, in
| fact."-
German Bomb Irritates Swiss
Paris, Oct. 28, 10.40 A. M.—A Hav
as News Agency dispatch from Be fort
says a German aeroplane which flew
over the fortress of Belfort on Friday
and into Switzerland dropped a bomb
which fell in Swiss territory. Much
, irritation against Germany, it is added,
was caused there by the accident.
Eighteen Cities and Towns in Roose
velt's Campaign Itinerary
By Aaaociated Pi cas.
York, Pa., Oct. 28.—Favored by 'bet
ter weather, ColonC'l Roosevelt began at
this .plaice the third .lay of his campaign
| tour iu Pennsylvania in the interest of
j the Progressive ticket. After speaking
j briefly here, he left prepared for a hard
| day's work. His list of stopping places
J included Columbia, Lancaster, Christi
! ana, Par'kesburg, Coatesville, Downing
j town, Frazer, Phoenixville, Pottstown,
J Birdsboro, Reading, Hamburg, Auburn,
,j Hazleton, Nescopck, Wilkes-Barrc and
j Seranton.
The Colonel is in excellent health and
I spirits. Those familiar with his stump
i ing methods, asserted tfiiat they had
I never seen or heard him in 'better form
than he was at the two Altoona rallies
' last night.
President Pardons a Life-termer
By Aaaociated Prcis.
Washington, Oct 28. President
Wilson to-day commuted to expire at
once the life sentence of Joseph Rivers,
serving for a murder in Indian Terri
tory in 190 2, and the fi-year sentence
of Vincent Orlando, convicted in New-
York for passing counterfeit money.
Rivers claimed self-defense; Orlando
•had bnt a year longer to serve.
Continued From Flrnt ragr.
Garner, 1209 North Third street, was'
The detection of Paul W. Schuabuer, |
wearing a coat identified as one taken
from the Garner store, and the finding
of trinkets in his room, that had been
taken from the home of Spencer C.
Gilbert, 107 North Front street, led
ultimately to the apprehension of all of
the nine boys alleged to have had part
in one or more of the thirteen rob
The police estimated to-day that
more than SSOO worth of goods was
taken by the boys. A large part of the
loot has been recovered but some of the j
valuables taken from the homes of
wealthy Harrisburgers are still missing
and the police are exerting every ef
fort toward finding these goods.
The police say they have uncovered
a sort of "gang" headquarters in an
uptown building. A boy who is alleg
ed to have acted as a "fence,"' dispos
ing of some of the valuable trinkets,
and he is one of those who have been
placed under arrest. Some of the
articles had been disposed of at much
less than their actual value.
Almost daily city detectives have
found one or more trinkets and until
this morning hail connected daily new
boys with various robberies. The ar
rest of the three this morning cleans
up the entire "gang." with one or two
possible exceptions, the poli e say. and
thief Hutchison is about ready to send I
the prisoners to police court for a hear-1
ing. It likely will be scheduled for
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Having no place now in which to do ;
tain juvenile offenders, the police have |
been compelled to permit most of those!
connected with the case to depart in;
the custody of their parents until a i
hearing can be held. The police are I
withholding the names of tbe accused
youngsters for the present.
A schedule of the robberies, showing
what was taken and making definite
charges of certain robberies against
certain boys, will be made out by the
police iit the information which will b>
sworn to before Mayor Royal.
The complete list of places robbed i<
jas follows; The Seneca street boat
i house, property of city; homes of A 1
fred A. Pancake, 1501 North Second
street; Henderson Gilbert, Second and
| Harris streets; Spencer C. Gilbert, 107
I North Front street; Miss Fannie Kby,
Second and Mac-lay streets; D. I). llaiii
melbaugh, Second and Harris; Francis
.1. Hall, Front and Harris; Dr. W. O.
Bishop, Vine and River; Harry Mr Fa I
den, 251 North street; shoe' store of
Nathan Cohen, 1210 North Third
street; hardware store of Snively Ry
der, 302 Verbeke street; clothing store
of A. Gamer, 1209 North Third street,
cigar stand of Martin O Toole, Island
Park, ami home of Oliver H. Senseuig,
279 llerr street.
Liquor-Crazed Man Also Blows His
Wife's Hand Off As She Grasps
the Weapon
By Associated Press,
Galesburg, 111., Oct. 2S7—Crazed by
liquor, W. W, Stromberg to-day shot
and killed his three children and shot
himself and wife. Stromberg, who is
proprietor of one of the largest con
fectionery stores here, died shortly aft
er wounding himself.
Neighbors early to day heard Strom
berg and his wife quarreling. Strom
berg, it was learned later, then left the
house, procured an automatic shot gun,
and returned. He leveled the weapon
at his wife, but she grasped it and the
discharge carried away her hand. The
infuriated man then turned the gua 011
his children who were killed instantly.
Then lie shot himself.
Wife of St. Andrew's Rector Is Elected
President of Mission Auxiliary
Mrs. James F. Bullitt, of An
drew's Episcopal church, this city, was
yesterday elected president of the
Woman's Auxiliary to the Board of
Missions in the diocese of Harrisburg
of the Protestant Episcopal church at
the annual meeting of the auxiliary at
St. John 's church, York. It is the high
est honor which has been conferred up
on any of Harrisburg's women since
tbe diocese was established ten years
ago. Mrs. Bullitt and her husband,
! the rector of St. Andrew's, are both
ardent missionary workers. Mrs. Bul
litt has been secretary of the diocesan
branch of the auxiliary for several
j years, she is succeeded in that office by
i Miss Watts, of Trinity church, Cham
| bersburg.
The meeting, which began Monday
j night and was concluded yesterday aft
ernoon, was well attended, with an ex
! eellent representation from Harrisburg.
| The local delegation comprised thirty
women and girls, including seven from
St. Stephen's church, five from St.
, Paul's and eighteen from St. Andrew's.
I the last being the largest delegation
1 from any parish except that in York.
1 The local women included the follow
; i n 8 :
St. Stephen's—Mrs. (ieorge Doug
: lass Ramsay, Mrs. Roekill Smith,
Mrs. W. F. Randall, Miss McConkey,
j Miss Hillcary, Mrs. B, F. Burns.
St. Pair's —Mrs. Susan G. Treo'n,
1 Mrs. Stauffer, Miss Coates. Mrs. W. F.
j Richardson.
I St. Andrew's—Mrs. Bullitt* Mrs.
I John F. Miller, Mrs. (filbert W. Matt
' son, Mrs. H. M. Killing, Mrs. N. A.
j Walker, Mrs. C. J. Hoffman, Mrs, Ed
gar Verne Leeds. Mrs. P. F. Burchfield,
| Sirs. F. W. Watts, Mrs. Lester E. Hauf,
Mrs. Joseph Fellows, Mrs. M, E. Ban
ner, Miss Mildred Walker, Miss Grace
Seighman, Miss Krotzer, Miss Lola
Heisler, Miss Margaret Templar, Mrs.
■ Willis Geist Newbold.
Belgians Lost 10,000 at Yser
Berlin, Oct. 28, (By Wireless) —
English newspapers, according to oflicial
information given out here, estimate
that the Belgian losses in the fighting
along the Yser canal number 10,000
W Din m
Entertainment Com
mittee Will Receive
Evangelist Saturday
at Pine St. Residence
Associate Cartwright Gets Hore This
Morning—Scats Are Being Placed
in Tabernacle and Saw Dust Will B:;
Scattered Saturday as Last Thing
* dinner to l>o jjivon ill honor of the
Rev. Dr. Henry VV. Stough upon his ar
rival in this city on Saturday has lieeu
planned !)y till" entertainment com mi t
tee i;i» Stough campaign. The hour
of the evangelist's arrival in the city
i-> not vet known, lint word is expected
soon setting the time. Tiio executive
committee, consisting of seventeen lav
men ami the niiuistci* of the fifty co
operating churches. w ill meet Dr. Stimuli
I at the sriitiou and the entertnin:u'ent
| committee, consisting of a lay rc->re
| -en'tatiw from even co-»; -crating
church, will receive him at the house
which has liecn pre a red for his use
, during his campaign in this fitv, the
i 1 ir),t Baptist pa-son;,-,, at 21C>' I'me
, street.
j Dinner will he served at the Stnu-.rli
j residence after general introductions
and lian.l shaking. There will be places
tor about 126 men. In the evening a
conference will he held between Ihe
evangelist and the ministers, wlii.-h will
determine the extent to which citv
churches will close their doors during the
six weeks' campaign.
Stough's Associate Arrives
I lie Rev. I-'. I'. Cart wright. associate
of Evangelist Stough, arrived in the
citv this morning and will establish his
oliire nt Stough campaign headquarters,
26 South Third street, where he will
he assisted liv the campaign secretary,
'Miss Olive M. Rogers. The other mcai
ihers of the Stough party, five men an !
| two women, in addition to W. -W. s.ian-
I """ and Miss Josophine Colt, who have
, been here for several weeks, arc all ex
pected to arrive Saturday.
The $ tough residence on Pine street
is in readiness to lodge the men of the
party. The women will have their
rooms in the new V. W. C. A. building.
The entire party will take their meats
at the Pine street house, which, in addi
tion to bed rooms and dining room,
lias a reception room, a reading room
and a private room for Dr. Stough.
j The bed room furnishings have been
| supplied by Stcens Memorial Metlio
| dist. First Baptist., First I'nited Breth
j reu and Ourtin Heights Methodist
'churches, and chairs, dishes, rugs and
other articles have been provided by
I individuals.
Work on Tabernacle Proceeds
The board seats to-day began takinte
. their places in the Stough tabernacle. *
j It is expected that the work will he
completed this evening. Rapid progress
I lias been made on the choir and orches
tra platforms, which are also Hearing
There are now more volunteer work
ers at the tabernacle at night than i.i
the daytime. Men and women who
cannot, leave their regular duties during
the day offer their services in the even
ings ai.-i aid in the hammering by tbe
means of powerful electric lights.
Most of the hammering will end to
morrow. and on Friday the more deli
i cate work of decorating the interior
j will begin. The young men and young
; women of the work committees will co- ,
| a.pcratc in putting up the tlags and
| bunting, some of which will be bor
! rowed from local business houses and
| some purchased bv the executive com
mittee. The women, young and old, will
j be given opportunity throughout the
! day Friday to heip put the finishing
j touches on the interior of the building,
i The young people will do the decorating
] in the afteinoon.
To Scatter Saw Dust Saturday
The saw dust will not be scattered
until Saturday and will lie the last step
; in preparing the tabernacle for the use
!of the evangelist. It is thought best
! not to cover the ground until the mois
| ture can be removed to some extent.
! The steam will accordingly be turned
. I on in the building, that the ground may
be dried. The saw dust is stored in
j one corner, in readiness for use. Con
nections were to-day made with the
| boiler outside of the building which
! supplies the
Prizo Winners Are Elizabath McCor
mick, Naomi Bevard, Helen Bromall
Prize winners in the i). A. It. essay
j contest for girls of the senior da of
I the Central High school were announced
to-day as follows: First prize, $10; Miss •
| Elizabeth McCorinirl;; second prize, s■>,
j Miss Naomi Bevard, and third pri'.e,
$2.50, Miss Helen Bromall. The'girls
will read their essays on Friday alter
noon when prizes will be awarded. The
program commences at 2 o clock. As- /
signed subject for the essays this year
j is. "The Romance of the Colonial
| Period." '
The dance of the junior class, Central
! High school, has been postponed from
to-morrow night to Monday, owing to
I a misunderstanding regarding engage
ment of the 'hall.
Opens New Optical Offices
New optical offices have been opened
j at 205 liocifst street, which will spe
cialize on high grade optical presrip
i tion work. -I. S. Bclsinger, the ; ro- <
| priotor is in persona) charge ami the
j equipment lie has placed in Ids offices
1 is the most perfect and modern use I
by the optical profession. Mis location
is permanent. It is central and is
! immediately opposite the Orpheum the
j at re.
Heptasophs to Holt Meeting
Edward Sheffield, of Brooklyn, Nc -v
j York, will deliver an address at a joint
meeting of all the conclaves in Harris
I burg and vieijii*'- < f "
iler of Heptasophs on Monday night in •
the rooms of Dauphin Conclave, 221
Market street. This will be a very im- "
portant meeting an.l a large attendance
j is expected.