The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, November 30, 1914, Image 1
- THE WEATHER j UNSETTLED TO NIGHT AND TOMOREOW (totalled Report, rase • VOL. 76—NO. 152. ESTABLISHED DEC. 4, IST*. THE SIE6E OF CRACOW HAS BEGUN Report That Russians With Their Heavy Guns Are Now Bom barding the Forts SUBURB OF THE CITY IN FLAMES Berlin Officially Reports a Surprise At tack Made by Russians on the Ou tran Fortifications East of DarkAh men as Having Failed Milan, V ?> London. Nov. 30, S.lO A. W.—The of I'rneou fuvts begi.", according to a correspondent of the newspaper "Corriere Delia Sera who is with the Muscovite arniv. He wires that the Russians are bombarding the forts with their heavy siege guns and that one of the suburbs of the city is reported to be in flames. Russian Surprise Attack Fails Berlin, Nov. 30. bv Wireless to Lon don. 3.05 P. M. —The following official statement was given out at military headquarters to-day: ' There is nothing of note to report from the western theatre of war. "On the Kast Prussian frontier an attempt by strong* Russian forces to in: ke a surprise attack on the German fortifications east of Darkehmen failed with heavy losses to the enemy, ©f whem we captured a few officers an 1 £OO men. •'South of the Weiehsel Vistula riv er) the counter attacks which we men tioned yesterday led to satisfatcorv re sults. Eighteen cannon and more than 4.500 prisoners fell into our hands. "Nothing of note has occurred in southern Poiand. *' Queen of Belgium Is 111 Rotterdam. Via London, Nov. 30, 10.OS A. M.—The newspaper " Maas bode"' learns that Queen Klizabeth of Belgium is ill and -onfined to her bed. Her illness is due to overwork in the Red Gross service. RUSSIANS CLfllifl ANOTHER VICTORY WEST OF LOWICZ Nov. 30, via London. 2 P. M.—Six hundred prisoners, seven guns and many wounded fell into Rus sian hands •in yesterday's fighting in the west of Lowicz, where the Russians took ten miles of German trenches be tween Glovno and Sobota. according to information received to-day through trustworthy sources. Glovno is 16 mcles northeast of Lodz and Sobota is 12 miles north of Giovno. The trenches were protected by triple earthwork and wire defenses. It is semi-officiallv announced that the Germans have received reinforce ments in the shape of two infantry di visions and one cavalry division. GERMANS ON DEFENSIVE. IS REPORT OF THE FRENCH Paris. Nov. 30, 2.50 P. M. —The French official communication given out in Paris this afternoon is as fol lows: "In Belgium the enemy is remain ing on the defensive. The artillery fire ias been feeble, an<l we have made progress at certain points. In the vicin ity of Fay we hold securely the posi tions we occupied November 28. * "In the region of Seissons there has been an intermittent artillery fire di rected against the town. In the Argon ne several at4acks in the town of bag atelle were repulsed by our troops. There has been a heavy fog on the heights on the Meuse. "In the Woevre district the enemy itombarded the forest of A prom on t, but without result. There is nothing to report in the Vosges." 9 < 9.000 A IST RO HIXGA RIA X CASUALTIES, SAYS RUSSIA Petrojrad, Nov. 30, via London, 2 P. M. —On the basis of reports receiv ed in Petrograd from Hungary it is stated here to-day that the Austro- Hungarian cnsualties to date amount to 900,000 men and 19,000 oflicore. t Sitftepenfrent PET DOG HELPS RED CROSS COLLECT ft J- $:, i—4 nt C,?<5S 5 IN BCI?LIN - A CANINE" COLLECTOR The IW Cross in Berlin bu enlisted the services of a K oo,l uatured do* wbo has proven a valnsble aid to their cause As a collector of funds this pet canine sits with a box iu his mouth soliciting contributions to the noble cause aDd rather seems to know aud enjoy the work in which ho has been employed. LATE WAR NEWS SUMMARY Germany acknowledged that the Rus sian northern army has penetrated into East Prussia to a distance of 15 miles southwest of Gumbiunen, which is about 20 miles west of the German border. In Belgium, says the French officirl statement, it is the allies and not *:hc Germans who are now on the offensive. These two points stood out in to-day's news from the battlefield of Europe. The German official statement says that strong Russian forces attempted a surprise attack on the fortifications of Darkehmen. In East Prussia, and that they were repulsed. Semi-official infor mation from Petrograd is that opera tions along the Prussian front are turn ing to the advantage of the Russians and that the Germans are retiring in disorder. Meanwhile the great battle in Russian Poland, between the Vistula and Warrta rivers, continues without definite result. The German War Office states that the Russians were defeated in a battle south of the Vistula and that 4,." tH) men were captured. Fur ther south, in Galicia, the Russians are said to have reached Cracow and to have begun the siege of the city. According to the French official statement, the German forces in Bel gium are on the defensive and the al lies have made progress "at certain points.'' Fighting continues in the Ar gonne. where, the French statement ar serts, German attacks were repulsed. The whereabouts of the German Pacific fleet, of which little has been heard since it sank the British cruisers Good Hope and Monmouth off the coast of Chile nearly a month ago. has be come one of the mysteries of the war. Dispatches from Montevideo again re port that this fleet is now in the South Atlantic, although it was said last week to have remained off the Chilean coast. British and Japanese naval squadrons Continued on \lnth I'agf. RUSSIANS CLAM VICTORY IN GALICIAN OPERATIONS Petrograd, via London. Nov. 30. — Fighting on the Russo-Prussian front is turning advantageously for ourside." telegraphs a correspondent of the "Army Messenger." "Our cavalry has disi'ersed the enemy who, in retiring, is abandoning his munitions of war. The energetic pursuit of our foTces prevents the Germans from taking up the posi tions which they had prepared for their use in the event of a retreat.'' Referring to the operations in Galivia. the "Army Messenger" says: "All of our operations iu Galicia are ending successfully for us. We con tinue to push the Austrian army in the direction of Cracow. In spite of the intense cold, which is delaying our of fensive, we are advancing victoriously. "Several of our contingents already are abreast of Cracow, the defenders of whitfh are being turned on the south side. The morale of our troops is ex cellent. '' "LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY" IS BANNED IN UNCLE SAM'S NAVY Washington, Nov. 30.—Secretary Daniels to-day expressed approval of the action of Lieutenant Commander F. T. Evans, commanding the naval training station at Newport, K. 1., in forbidding the singing of "It's a Long Way to Tipperarv," by naval appren tices. Secretary Daniels said as "Tipper arv'' was the marching song of the British forces, it ought not to be eung or played by American sailors any more than should the " Marseillaise or "Wacht Am Rhein." Kaiser Confers Order of Merit lxHidou, Nov. 30, 5.03 P. M. —A news dispatch received here from Dan zig, in West Prussia, savs that Emperor William, in a telegram 'to General Mac kenzen expressed his great satisfaction with the successes achieved by the gen eial's army in Poland. His Majesty conferred on General Mackenzeii the Order of Merit. HARRISBTRG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 30, 1914—10 PAGES. FOOTBALL CELEBRATION MARKS OPENING OF TECH Students. Back After Holidays. Pass Whole Morning Cheering Captain Beck and the Members of His Team —Faculty Joins in the Fun There were "high jinks" at the Technical High school this morning, on rhe resumption of studies following the Thanksgiving vacation, and the stu dents. faculty and friends of Tech spent the time celebrating the victory of tfco football team over Central High school last. Thursdav. Beck, Tech's star fullback, whose in- I dividual work liiil muck toward win ! ning the game, received much praise, as, in fact, did the whole team. Beck's erfh-ance to the auditorium was the sig ] nal t'or which the students had been waiting. He appeared at the door, j when a terrific damping ami cheering ;>roke out. Beck blushed like a school j girl an 1 quickly took his seat, but the cheering continued, the entire student j body seeming to have forgotten all else for the time. After a while, when the students had cheered themselves hoarse and order was restored. Dr. < harles B. Fager, dr., principal of the school, announced t!..it j time would be given this morning for a "jubilee." This started the cheering j again, but this time Dr. Fager. the fac ulty and all the members of the team ! came in for their share. The devotional exercises were con ducted by the Rev. S. \\'. Herman. I'e also gave a lively and interesting talk, Continued on Fourth I'UKC. ! sought jieal from copper Mike Quinn Made Serious Mistake ird Lands in Jail | Mike Quinn made a fatal mistake | when he wont to the rear door of 1907 | "Mvatara street, yesterday morning to 1 beg a meal. Little did lie realize that [ the man who came to the door in an swer to his knock was that of Police j man Hicks. Poliremen are taught that begging is a thing to stop ami he short -1 ly informed the netrgar that he could get no meal there. M-tke made the fatal mistake of saying uncomplimentary things about the residents in thai neighborhood and j Policeman Hicks decided that he would keep others from getting any abuse of • that kind and placed the man under ar- I rest on his back porch. He called the patro! and Mike was landed in jail for | over Sunday. The arrest occurred at j 9.25 so ljuinn missed his breakfast, but | he was in plenty of time for dinner. BAKERY WAGON STRUCK BY CAR Slippery Rails Cause of Accident at State and Filbert Streets A delivery wagon owned by the Ital • ian-American bakery and driven by the j proprietor. E. Intrv, was struck at State ' and Filbert streets this morning about j S o'clock by a trolley car operating on the line between Progress and Harris i burg. Intrv was thrown from the wagon and the horse was knocked to the ground; however, neither man nor beast was injured. Due to the slippery rails, the motorman could not stop his car i when the bakery wagon ran in front of the car. SKIN GRAFT SUCCESSFUL Physician Expects Paul Erb to Be on Crutches in Three Weeks After a second skin grafting oper ation in which his burned hip was cov ered with cuticle taken from the leg of Steward G. Forney, little Paul Erb, 236 Charles street, is brighter to-day, al though suffering a great deal of pain. The operation was successful and his physician believes that in three I weeks he will be able to be about on j crutches. He has not been out of bed since duly 3 when he was burned with I fireworks on a farm near Enterline. cm IS WITHOUT iran USE TO-10RR0W None on Hand Either in the Postoffice or Local Office of the Revenue Collector COMPLICATIONS ARE EXPECTED Law Requires That Stickers Be Used ou December I and Provides Heavy Penalty—Blame Is Placed on Wash ington Albhougjl the law goes into effect to morrow requiring the use of United States interna] revenue stumps in pay ment of the emergency revenue or war tax, none of the required stamps axe as yet in the city, ami the probability is t'hat there will be none here to meet the demand when it begins tomorrow morning. "The'reason that we cannot get the stamps, ' said the internal revenue collector at the Federal building this afternoon, "is because of a delay in manufacture at the Bureau of Engrav ing and Printing at Washington. The government cannot supply all of its of fices in time for the opening of the stamp sale." The law provides a heavy penalty for failures to comply with the |vrovisions of the a t requiring the use of the new stamps. an 1 no exceptions are made. If persons who are require ! by law to use ! the stamjvg to morrow do not do so. be ! cause there are no stamps here to sup ' plv them, some interesting complica j tions may develop. ! The Pennsylvania railroad in an an nouncement it issued on Saturday, said that tiie revenue stamps would be on sale at all postoffices, and that, for con voniemce „f pwtrons, Hie railroads 's agents would also handle the sth'kers. | It appears. u|*>n inquiry at the local postoffioe, that this statement was the first word Post matter Sites had re ceived that he was to have a supply of the stamps on hand, and he at once wrote to Washington for instructions. He has not yet received a reply, and there will be no revenue stamps on sale at Ihe | ostottice to-morrow. The Pennsylvania railroad has not as yet received a supply of the stickers and, although every bill of lading, man ifest and evidence of receipt which it handles to-morrow must, by law, bear , a revenue stamp, neither its agents nor patrons, it seems, will be in a position to comply with the law. At the Internal Revenue office in the Federal building this afternoon the in formation was given out that the new stamps would be handled at that office —when they arrive. Xo supply is as yet available there, however, due to : the limited supplv in Washington, and it is thought unlikely that any of the stamps will be on hand there to-morrow. The tax receivers are of the opinion that if t'hey have no stamps they will have to devise some provisional scheme of their own for receipting tax pay ments until the government "s official labels arrive. WAR TAX ON TO-MORROW Emergency Bill to Raise 9100,000,000 in Full Effect By Associated Press. Washington, Nov. 30.—The emer gency war tax bill to raise $100,000,- 000 in revenue will go into full effeet to-morrow. The provisions of the meas ure levying taxes on tobacco, beer and wine went into effect on November 1 and the remaining provisions become effective to-morrow. The latter include taxes on bankers, pawnbrokers, brokers, proprietors of theatres, including motion picture houses, owners of circuses and other slo\vs, perfume, cosmetics, chewing gtini and similar articles: commercial paper of all descriptions, steamship tickets, parlor car seats and sleeping car berths and telephone and telegraph messages where the charge exceeds fifteen cents. Stamps in denominations of from $5 to one cent are to be affixed to these ar ticles. KREIDER IN AN_AUTO CRASH Congressman's Machine Is Wrecked but He and His Companions in Car Escape Injury An automobile accident occurred at Second and Penn streets, Reading, on Saturday night, in which Congressman A. S. Kreiiler's car was badly damaged, but nobody was hurt. In company with Senator D. P. Ger berich. of Lebanon; David H. Meyer, an Annville flour mill operator, and several other friends, Congressman Kreider was moving slowly eastwanl, according to the policeman who saw the affair, when another car going west made a short turn and struck the Annville man's machine, jamming the front axel and otherwise injuring it. None of the occupants of pither car was injured, but the Congressman and friends had to take another conveytnee to get home. WILSON APPOINTS STRIKE ARBITERS President Names Com mission in Efforts to Adjust Future Colo rado Mine Troubles MAY INFLUENCE PRESENT DISPUTE Efforts to Bring About a Settlement of Strike Now on in Colorado Fields Will Be Continued by tlie Federal Mediators By Associated Press. Washington. Nov. 30. — Another ef j fort at settlement of the Colorado coal ; strike troubles moved forward to-day j with President Wilson's appointment i of a commission to attempt to bring the j operators and miners together. The com mission is composed of Seth Low of New Vork; Charles W. Mills, of Phila delphia, and Patrick liildav, of Clear field, Fa. Ail of them have boon identi-' tied with the settlement of labor trou- I bles. The commission will not deal with ' the present differences between the operators and miners in the Colorado ! coal fields, but will attempt to settle i similar disputes in the future. Efforts to bring about a settlement of the [ires- \ ent strike by an agreement between the operators and miners, it is announced, will be continued by the federal medi ators who have been endeavoring for i some time to adjust the controversy. They are Hvwel Davies and W. ii. Fairlev. The President in a statement an ] nouneing the appointment of the com mission reviewed in detail the various! steps taken by the federal government to bring about a settlement of the pres- j | ent trouble. He expressed the hope that the parries to t)*e controversy will make 1 use of the commission as an instrument of peace. President Wilson's plan for a tem porary settlement of the strike, which lie suggested some time ago, contem plated appointment of a commission , similar to the one he has just named. | The plan was accepted by the miners, but rejected by the operators, their principal objection b»-i yifj to a conyiiiu sion. SEEK TO CHANGE THEIR PLEA Wm. Rockefeller, Standard Oil Million aire, and Other New Haven Direc tors Make Application to Court i New Vork, Nov. 30. —William Kocke feller. Standard Oil millionaire, be sought to-day permission of the Fed eral Court to change his plea to the in dictment charging him and twenty oth j er former directors of the New York, j New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company with criminal violation of the anti-trust law. Mr. Rockefeller filed a ; plea in abatement last Monday. Mr. Rockefeller was joined in his applica j tion by Robert W. Taft, Charles A. i Brooker, William Skinner and James S. j Klton. In their application to Judge Ses sions, the defendants did not indicate ; the nature of the plea they had in ■ mind but simply asserted their desire j to file a substitute plea. Under the plea in abatement, they I sought to have the indictment dismissed !on the grounds that it was defective. I The alleged defection consisted of the ! fact that one of the court officials con nected with drafting the indictment was a resident of New Jersey instead of New Vork. Applications for permission to change their pleas were made also by I). New i ton Barney, Frederick E. Brewster, llen j ry K. McHarg and George F. Baker. A vigorous argument against the granting of such permission was made | by Assistant Attorney General Swacker. | Judge Sessions granted permission to ! all nine men to change their pleas. Sub i stitute pleas were not offered at once, however, and argument proceeded on the original pleas in abatement. LEAPS FROM WINDOW Crazed Negro Fractures Leg at Harris burg Hospital Frank Hodge, a big negro who has j been in the Harrislwrg hospital since j Friday suffering from epilepsy, dashed | from his bed in the medical ward at | 1.40 o'clock this morning, brushed aside two orderlies who tried to restrain ; him and jumped from the second story : window to the lawn at the Mulberry street side of the hoßpital building, fracturing his left leg. Hodge imagined that seventy per sons were after him and in his frenzy following his drop he fought hard against being taken back into the hos pital. He had to be restrained by a straightj&cket. He narrowly missed dropping into a lightwell at ihe side of the hospital, which is as deep as the basement. Watery Grave for Old Sea Captain By Associated Press. Now Orleans, Nov. 30. J. S. Boyd, captain of ttie Southern Pacific steam ship Manilla, was lost at sea some time during Sunday night it became known when the boat arrive*! here to-day from New Vork. He was missed at 3 o'clock .Sunday morning and passengers assum ed he fell overboard. He was one of the oldest captains in the New York-Now Orleans passenger service. STOUGI SAYS IEI MUST GUARD SONS America Could Lead the World in Temperance Miss Palmer Tells 2,500 Women CHILDREN HAVE BIG MEETING Men Embrace and Kiss Their Wives on the Front Benchos at Last Night's After-meeting at the Tabernacle— Evangelist's Wife Sings Evangelist Stough gave the fourth lecture iu his series to men only at tho tabernacle yesterday afternoon before a crowded tabernacle, as usual. His subject was ''The Scarlet Man," in the treatment of which lie placed particular emphasis on the responsibilities of fa thers. "I am next Sunday going to give the gang in t his town another ('.leaning up, if my life is spared, hast Sunday afternoon the gang started a plot against me. 1 know, because 1 have connections with the underworld the same as they have. I know what 's go ing on 111 some of your gambling holes, your saloons and your brothels. "They tell me there never was a time when there was less booze sold in Harrisburg than in the last three weeks. My subject next Sunday will be "Vam pires and Bloodsuckers.' The liquor gang has sworn to get me here or at Altoona. I'm after them again next Sunday, God help me. I 'll show you how we're electing them trustees in our churches, and Sunday school super intendents and everything else. I'll tell you how they're reaching up and throttling the life of the church. I'm going after the gang, too, that rents property for saloons and brothels. "I have addresses, if the chief of police wants them, where sporting wom en are plying their business in this city. 1 have not had the list verified as vet, but I am willing lo pass it over to the > chief of police and let liiin do with it as he thinks best.'' Beginning his sermon, the preacher said: "This is the age of tiie thorough (ontlnnril on Seventh Pelt THOUSANDS W CAMPAIGN Keen Competition Springs Up at Stough Tabernacle During the Contrib uting Yesterday Between $5,000 and $5,500 was raised in the Stough tabernacle yester day, morning, afternoon and evening, toward the wiping out of the $19,000 budget. The entire morning was de vote i to the receiving of contributions, anil special efforts were made to re ceive large collections at the other meetings of the day. Since the total amount of money needed lias not been raised, it will be necessary to take col lections this week, according to Dr. Stough. A spirit of competition began at the evening meeting while contributions were being received, when the ushers and door-keepers sent to the platform a purse of nearly two hundred dollars. The choir, jealous of its reputation in the matter of liberal giving, promptly pledged two hundred dollars and pro eeeded to raise the amount. The ushers then raised their sum, in consequence of which the choir announced through its chieftain, Professor Spooner, that it would give $250. Other joint contributions came from the policemen on duty at the taber nacle, from the orchestra and from the reporters. Fewer Arrests This Month Many persons are interested in the morals of the city in view of the evan ! gelisti'.- campaign being carried on in Harrisburg by Dr. Henry W. Stough. The campaign is now a month old. The l docket at police headquarters shows | that until noon to-day thirty less ar rests had bee>n made in November this I year than in the same month last year. 10 HARDSCRABBLE' ESTIMATES One-fifth of the Owners Have Placed Values on Their Property " Hardscrabble'' property owners have until December 10 in which to file , with City Solicitor I). S. Seit7. their es ; timates of damages they will sustain by i reason of the City taking over their 1 ground and properties to facilitate this j reopening of North Front street be ; tween Herr and Calder. Already ten of the fifty or more property owners have sent in their .■=- timates. These are now being consid ered. The Cty's legal adviser to da; - said it would not be advisable at this time to say whether the values are satisfactory to the City. No action will he taken by the City until after the expiration of the time in which to file the damage claims, then the City's course as to acceptanee or rejection of the estimates will be de cided by the City Commissioners. Fractures Leg in Fall From Wheel Harrison Frank, 2219 Jefferson street, a messenger boy for the West ern Union, fell from his bicycle at Mar ket and Court streets yesterday after noon, fracturing his right leg. He was His condition is much improved to-day. admitted to the Harrisburg hospital. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT. FIRST JURY PICKED FOR SMITH CASE Twelve Men Chosen This Morning to Pass on Sanity of Alleged Murderer MUCH HINGES ON THE VERDICT Believed That if Prisoner Is Found of Unsound Mind Ho Will Bo Sent to an Asylum and That There Will Be No Murder Trial The present mental condition of Kd w-ard G. Smith, indicted on a charge of murdering his grandfather, John I'. Bush, whose shot anil burned body was found in the ashes of a cottage in Ingle nook, on December 17, last, will be passed upon by a jury of twelve men selected this morning at the opening of the continued term of criminal court. If Smith is held by this jury to be insane now. Hie Court in all probability will make an order sending (he accused man to a State institution for the in sane, and lie will not be compelled to make a defense to the murder charge. Judge S. J. M. McCarrell is presiding at the trial and Judge Albert W. John son, of the Union Snyder judicial cir cuit, will conduct trials in other crin.i nal cases of a less serious nature in court room No. 2. Judge Kunkel, who was on the bench with Judge McCarrell this morning, will remain in chambers and devote his time and attention to other legal matters. The Smith case was taken up immedi ately after court organization at If o'clock and all of the morning was do voted to the preliminaries and the selec tion of the jurors who will say whether or not Smith now is sane. In event of a trial on the murder charge a new jury will be picked. The jury chosen this morning is as follows: Harry B. Utter, clerk, Middletown. George B. Kmbig, laborer, Seventh ward, city. Daniel Rrvans, laborer, Rovalton. Charles L. Andrews, rodman, Eighth ward, city. William B. Gray, gentleman, Halifax. John Gibb, Jr., clerk, first ward, Steelton. Albert Potteiger, farmer, West Han over township. Frank B. Balmer, stonemason, Cone wago township. Edward L. Forney, blacksmith, Elev enth ward, citv. George L. Fisher, farmer. Swat afa township. William Bowers, laborer, Thirteenth ward, city. Harry Mattis, laborer, Kovalton. Smith's Appearance Untidy Smith's clothes looked rather shabby when he entered the court room at 10.38 o'clock on the arm of a deputy sheriff. He had an air of nonchalance. There was a noted lack of tidiness in his dress. His long uncombed hair pro truded from beneath his blue cap, ; which apparently had been carelessly ! placed on the sid« of his head, and ho . moved confidently and speedily to his ! place near the counsel table. There he was joined by his legal advisers, John Fox \Veiss, formerly District Attorney, and William 11. Earnest. The accused's father and mother. Constable and Mrs. Charles Smith, who I are the son-in-law and daughter, re ; spcctively, of the murdered man,' also were at the counsel table. They re |ma ned silent as the son approacheTr I So far as could be noticed the parents | did not speak to young Smith while lie \ was in the court room. When the Prothonotary, at the direc tion of Judge McCarrell, called to the I defendant to stand up to be arraigned | on the murder charge, Smith remained Continued on .Mnlh I'mr. CLOUDS AND BAIN TO REMAIN Oulf Storm Causes General Precipitation in the Bast i Cloudy weather with occasional rain accompanied by a temperature slightly above normal is the weather indication j for to-day and to-morrow. The per \ sistence with which a high pressure area hung over the Northern States | has caused a depression from the gulf I to fill up to such a strength that it will j control the weather in the eastern part j of the country for two days. There will lie slight changes in temperature, the minimum fixed for to night by local officers of the Weather Bureau being fifty degrees. East night's lowest temperature was 42. Follows Sweetheart in Death Decatur, 111., Nov. 30. —Despondent over the death of her sweetheart, (•'rank Summers, who was killed when his automobile overturned last niyht, Miss lira Scott, a prominent young Clinton woman, committed suicide to ittty by taking poioon. Summers was hurrying to keep a theatre engagement with Miss Scott when he met with th« accident.