The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, December 21, 1914, Image 1
THE WEATHER FAIR TO-NIOHT AND TO-MORROW Detclled Report, l'tge O VOL. 77—NO. 15. RSTARI.IMIKD nrr. 4. ikt«. RUSSIANS HOLDING OFF GERMANS Czar's Forces Keeping Raiser's Soldiers in Check in Advance on Warsaw FIERCE BATTLE TO CROSS RIVER For Three Days German Army of 200,- 000 Men Endeavors to Cross Chan nel and Throw Back the Russians on Eight Bank Petrogrnd, via London, Deo. 21, 1.48 P- Al.—The Russian forces are still holding at bay the German column which is seeking to cross the Ezura river at Sochaczew and advance an Warsaw, thirty miles away. For three days this German army of about 200,- 000 men has been endeavoring to cross the river and throw back the Russians wnd are holding the rig'ht bank. Sochaczew continues to be the Ger man objective in the attempt to reach Warsaw. The Russian forces on the right bank oif the Bzura are heavily en trenched. Their artillery is so placed thahjjt commands the river to its junc tion a't Vistula eighteen miles nortli. Southward the Russian line extend to <> o zano, twenty-five miles east of I'ietrkow, which recently was evacu ated, and miles east of S.haczew, w+iere the Russians first op posed the German extreme right. It is j>oiiited out that the Russians ■ have Hiii" assumed positions on their third line of defense. The evacuation of Lodz, which lies to the west of this line, was thus in logical sequence to this movement and. according to the gen eral opinion here, had no bearing on the httack on Warsaw. The Russians for the present apparently are attempting nothing more than to retard the enemv and to defeat attempts at flanking movements. KAISER IGNORES"DOCTORS MO AGAIN GOES TO FRONT London, Dec. 21, 3.10 P. M.—The departure of Eaiperor William for the front, announced yesterday, is said by the Exchange Telegraph Company's cor respondent at \msterdam to have 'been decided i/) on ..gainst the advice of the 'Emperor's physician, who strongly op -5 oscd hi* making the trip at this time. "Pile military chiefs, however, insist ed, the correspondent adds, that the Kmperor spend Christmas with his troops, and he decided to do so. MEETS DEATH IN COAL MINE AFTER HE DESERTS COLORS Pittsburgh. Pa., Dec. 21.—After emerging unscathed from a number of battles while serving under the Russian colors, Joseph Kaminski deserted, made a perilous trip to a seaport, boarded a tteamer as a stowaway and came to America, only to meet death three days after arriving here. Kaminski was employed at a coal chute and was killed yesterday when he fell and was buried under tons of coal. January 10 Day of Repentance Amsterdam, via London, De,*. 21, 9.40 A. M.—The newspaper, "Xieuwe Rotterdamsehe Courant," learns from Cologne that the ar hbishops and bishops of Germany have ordered Chat January 10 be kept as a general re pentance day by the Catholics in the army. Japs Loosen to Salvation Army - Tokio, Dec. 21.—The Emperor ami Emjn-ess, according to an announce ment made to-day, have donated 3,000 yen (aibout $1,500), to the Salvation Army. This is the first time, it is stated that imperial recognition has been given to that organisation. Christmas Hours at the Markets All of the markets will be oipeu on the usual days this week, with the exception of the State street, markeit, wh/ich will be open all day on Thumday, the only day in the week. The Bast Harriaburg market will be ©pen Wednesday, Saturday ami Satur day night; the Chestnut street market on Wednesday, Saturday ami Saturday night; the Verbeke street market, on Wednesday, Saturday and Saturday i night, and the Kelker street market on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. J £l)c Star- Jtikf&ewknt LATE WAR NEWS SUMMARY The operations of the allies in Flan- The heaviest fighting ill the west since the Germans made their attempts to force * way to the English channel is now in progress The French and German statements oi to-day show that yesterday's engagements were contest ed keenly along most of the front from Alsace to Flanders and on each side claims are made of the capture of trenches and other victories of impor tance. The German War Office gave out what was described as a French army order signed by General Joffre and found on the body of a French soldier, calling for a general attack on the Ger mans. The order recites that heavy re inforcements had been received by the allies and "it is now our business to clear the fatherland of the invaders." ! • "In Poland the Russians are offering determined resistance to the German aimies which are advancing on Warsaw. Less than 30 miles from the city one of the most stubbornly-contested battles of the campaign is still in progress, the Russians for throe days having held in ' checks the German column which is I seeking to force a passage of the Bzura ! river. Emperor Williams' departure for the front, announced yesterday, is said to have been decided upon against the ad vice of his physician, notwithstanding his improvement in health. The Em peror desires to spend Christmas with his troops. ders, for a long period of sporadic light ing at detached points, apparently have now assumed the character of a general movement in an attempt to press back the entire western end of the German line. The latest French official state ments say that appreciable gains have been made, although it is admitted that the Germans are resisting with determi- Continned on Eighth P»»je. j. CITY TREE JAS ARRIVED Six-Horse Team Brings It From Nine Miles Beyond Dauphin, With out a Mishap The city's Christmas tree, from the mountains nine miles northeast of Dau phin. arrived in Harrisburg at 1 o'clock this afternoon after a trip free from mishap but an hour behind sched uled time on account of the ice cov ered roads. It came by six-horse team. It was in plenty ot' time, however, and immediately arrangements were start ; ed by the tree committee to have it i unloaded at Front and Market streets where it will be erected. A force of iuen from the Harrisburg Light.& Power Company will tie put to I ivofk early to-ifi'fTfro.v and they will stay on the job until the tree is placed I and fully decorated with electric lights. A platform similar to the one of last year will be erected. Final plans for the celebration on Christmas Eve will be made by the committee which will meet at the may or s office this evening at 7.30 o'clock. Professor K. ,1. Deeevee yesterday is sued a call for singers of the various church choirs to meet him in the Tech nical High School building to-morrow I evening at 7.30 o'clock to rehearse carols. 17 FIREBI'GS ARE CONVICTED State Fire Marshal Is Active During November and December During November, and up to the present time in December, the Depart ment of the State Fire Marsha.l lias ob tained the conviction of seventeen fire bugs. the majority of whom set tire to buildings in order to get the insurance i money. These convictions covered a wide ter ritory. showing the extensive work of the deputy marshals, convictions being made in Berks, Crawford, Carbon, Westmoreland, Lackawanna, Franklin, Mc.Kean, Westmoreland, Schuylkill, i Clarion and Beaver. There was one case in Dauphin county, that oi Ward Sheets, who pleaded guilty to setting lire to the property of K. I. Young, near Midd'letown, in October, and was j sent to the penitentiary from two to ten years. Six of the men sentenced, when con fronted with the evidence of their guilt gathered by the deputy confessed rather than go to trial. All were sent to the penitentiary except one who was sent to the insane asylum, two to county jails and two who are awaiting sentence. CLAIMS INSURANCE BENEFIT Mrs. Ella Getkin Enters Suit Against Pennsy Relief Department Suit for $2,250, the amount of an insurance benefit claim, was to-dav tiled by ('. H. Backenstoe, counsel for -Mrs. Ivlla Getkin, against the relief de partment of the Pennsylvania railroad. The claim, Mrs. Getkin alleges, is due as the result of the death of her hus band, David Getkin, who, she sets out, was killed in a railroad accident at Willijvmsport and who was a member of the railroad relief. Some months ago Mrs. Getkin, in a suit for damages growing out of the death of her husband, was awarded a verdict of $7,160. It is said that the relief association contends the court verdict offsets this latest claim. D. W. BRUBAKER LOSES TOES Attache of Attorney General's Office Is Suffering From Gangrene Daniel W. Brubaker, messenger at the Attorney General's Department, is seriously ill at his home, 1101 1-2 Capital street. Gangrene developed in his left foot making the amputation of two toes necessary. Mr. Brubaker -was able to be about j for a while after the operation but his entire foot became affected and yester day an incision was made, exceed ingly painful operation. He was report ed as better to-day and resting com fortably. Mr. Brubaker was for two years as sistant mercantile appraiser until ap pointed messenger in th<> Attorney Gen eral 's Department by Mr. Bell. HARRISBURG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 21, 1914— 12 PAGES. IOSCHELLI BACK: ADITS HIS GOILT Man Who Ran Notori ous "Rose Garden" Sentenced to Pay $2,- 000 Fines and Costs CONFESSES TO TEN CHARGES No Prison Sentence Imposed On Hotel Man Who Surrenders Himself After Absence Following the Re voking of His Liquor License A. A. Boschelli, who, until his liquor license was revoked, ran the "Rose Garden," a notorious resort on Mar ket street, near the Pennsylvania rail road, this morning surrendered himself to the authorities, after having" been absent many months from the city, lite entered pleas of guilty to each of ten separate changes of violation of the liquor laws, and was sentenced to pay fines and the costs, aggregating close to $2,000. The fines alone amount to »1,300. >\o jail sentence was imposed. The court, ait the suggestion of D. S.'Seitz, Boschelli s counsel, followed the rule laid down in the case of Jacob Eckert, former proprietor of the White Hall hotel, which license was revoked, who escaped a prison sentence after it was shown his hostelry was conducted in a disorderly wav. The Boschelli penalty, however, is heavier than that imposed upon Kck ert. Three of the ten Eckert indict ments were quashed at the suggestion of the District Attorney for want ot sufficient evidence. On each of seven counts charging Boschelli with furnishing liquor to minors, the court imposed fines of SIOO and directed the defendjuit to pay the costs. A fine of $l5O and the costs was imposed in each of two indict ments charging "furnisftiing liquor to persons visibly affected 'by intoxicat ing 'liquor," while on a single disor derly house charge he must pay a fine of S3OO and the costs. Boschelli's Health Broken Boschelli appeared to bo much brok en in health and his counsel was pre pared to put physicians on the stand, the attorney said, who would testify that prison confinement would place his lire in jeopardy. War on ill kept salpons was begun by District Attorney Stroup more than a year ago when he petitioned to the court to revoke the liquor licenses held by the proprietors of the "Hose Gar den'' and the White Hall hotel, at 217 Market street. Court hearings were conducted by Judges Kunkel and Mc- Carrell at which mere children, —boys and girls anywhere from fourteen to twenty years old, —told of being served intoxicants at the Rose Garden. The White Hall cases differed from Boschelli's, so the District Attorney said, in that the minors who obtained beer and whiskey at the Eckert pla-e were of more mature age, the young est being nineteen years old. Friends to Pay the Fines Immediately after the court revoked these hotel licenses and ordered the hostelries to be closed, the District At torney drew up several indictments criminally charging the hotel proprie tors with \ iolatiug the liquor laws. After many of the Commonwealth's witnesses had testified in the Eckert case, the defendant changed his plea to that ot' guilty and he was sentenced. The Boschelli case, however, never went to trial. The defendant, so the story goes, had, in the interim gone to Chicago, where he entered a hospital for treatment. At one time the county authorities here declared they knew not the whereabouts of Boschelli. In court house circles it was sail this moruing that friends of Boschelli will help him to pay the tines and costs so as to prevent his going to jail. SNYDER DECISION STANDS Court Refuses to Grant a Behearing in Divorce Case A motion for an arrest of judgment and a rehearing of the Jacob against Ix>uis« Snyder divorce case, was re fused by the Dauphin county court in an opinion filed with the I'rothonotary this afternoon. The court holds tint the jury's decision shall stand and sets out that a decree granting Snyder legal separation from his wife will be signed. Snyder is his wife's senior by a score or more years. Their seperation occurred shortly after the wedding, the wife going to New York. While she was being paid alimony, the hus band brought suit for divorce, alleging wilful and malicious desertion. Mrs. Snyder op|>osed the suit, claiming that the desertion was forced upon her through her husband's failure to carry out a pre-mnptial contract. At the hearing Mrs. Snyder said her husband before marriage promised to grant her title to a part of his real estate. She admitted that she did not love her husband and that she entered into the marriage contract solely be cause she would have a home and also because she would get the real estate holdings. Mummers' Committees Meet To-night The parade and prize committees of the Harrisburg Mummers' Association will meet this evening in the Mayor's office to make plans for the Sow Year's Day parade. FINDS WORK FOR MOTBER OF A STARVING FAMILY Home and War Relief Association Hunts Out Woman and Gives Her the Opportunity to Earn Bread For Her Four Little Children Weary from trumping the streets in a fruitless search for work, a mother of four children, who had lost hor "part time" position in a factory where she got $2 a week, dragged her self into her tireless home Friday night. She had only bread and cab bage for tibe evening meal. The chil dren gathered 'round her as she slowly prepared it. As she worked, tears for her hungry little ones came to her eyes. She could see no way out. One day's washing each week couldn't keep the little family going. The five were eating their meal in silence when a representative of the Associated Charities knocked. She brought with her nourishing food and —better still —-news of work to be had if the mother could sew. The mother could, so on Saturday, Mrs. Francis Jordan Hall, chairman of the Home Relief Division of the Home and War Relief Association, gave her enough work to permit her to earn $3, and at prices which would still permit of her keeping the day's washing she had obtained. Throughout a full day—Saturday was no half holiday for the division chiefs at headquarters, 7 South Front street—busy volunteers passed out un sewn clothing to needy and worthy women. There was a brisk demand for sewing though announcement of the fact that work was to be had had not then been widely published. Mondays, Tuesday an-d Wednesdays, work will be given out. It is to be re turned Thursdays, Fridays and Satur days. Stranded Steamer Total Loss? By Associated Press. Turks Island, Dec. 21. —The Nor wegian steamer Anita, 734 tons, from Halifax for Jamaica by way of Turks Island and Santiago, Cuba, stranded on North (Jaicos island on the night of December 19 and probably will be a total loss. She was carrying a general cargo which is now being saved. The members of the crew of the Anita also wero saved. "CHIEFY" cue READY 10 DON CHRISTMAS IOCS V " "CHIEFY" GILNER It was too cloudy to-day to take an effective photo of "Chiefy" in hia new Christmas togs, so last's year's picture is used. He looks just the same 8s then except that he now has a "Bill McCann" "Ohiefy'' Gilner, self-appointed custodian of the public grounds and buildings and all that appertains there to, enclosed in the Capitol Park, blos somed forth to-day—if the weather is fine—in all the glory of fine raiment, with a pride that goeth not before a fall. Kd. S. Eisley, messenger in the State Health Department, made his annual pilgrimage among the departments this week and collected the money to deco rate "Chiefy" with new glad rags, etc., and has succeeded in getting quite stunning in the way of joyful toggery. The careful watcher of the destinies of the public property, has been furnished with a new suit of clothing, a "Bill McCann" overcoat, as he calls it, 0:1 c of those swell ones that bell out -hind; new shoos of a beautiful ecru shade; a new lid or topper of iate style; shirts, un derwear, gloves, collars, neekscarf, socks of cerulean hue; supporters for those same socks; susjienders of the dependable kind, handkerchiefs, a new cane, a bull dog pipe, a horseshoe scarf pin with an emerald in it, and, on his manly bosom, a new set of medals for low; service. Before donning this gorgeous outfit, "Chiefy" jjot his annual bath in the fine Taj Mahal l>ath room in the Capitol basement, ami haul his hair cut, which with a close »h«ve will suf ficiently disguise him, so that oven the park squirrels will have to look twice to make sure that it is their "old col lage ohuni'pie.'' To all of this will Be added a new $2 bill, and to crown his joy "Chiefy" will be seated at a din ner that will consist mainly of roast turkey. Christmas will be a great day for the custodian, and there will be no prouder mam than he in all the wide domains of the old Keystone State. TABERNACLE IS BEIRC TORN DOWN No Trace of Structure Will Remain, It Is Said, by End of Nexk Week MECHANICSBURG TO GET SAWDUST At Closing Meetings of Campaign Yes terday Dr. Stough and Party Re ceived SO,OO0 —Trail-hitters Total 7,000 Work was to-day begun 011 the dis mantling of the Stough taibernacle. where the last service was held last night. The plumbing is being taken out to prevent freezing and consequent bursting of pipes, and the electric light gldbes are also being removed. At a meeting this morning of the committee in charge of the disposition of the building it was decided to continue the lire protection on the structure for sev eral days. It is said that by the latter part of uext. week there wil'l be nothing on the taibernacle site to show that the building stood there for seven weeks. The structure will be razed by the company which supplied the lumber, ac cording to the contract made with them. There will be no cost to be met by the campaign committee in the work of demolition. The sawdust will be taken to Mec.haniesburg to be used in a taber nacle now being ereeited there, together with the signs 011 the posts. Many ap plications have been received by the committee for the use of the building for secular purposes, but all have been refused. It is thought best that the tabernacle be used for no other pur pose except that for which it was par ticularly erected. Thank Offerings Total s<l,ooo The "thank offerings" taken at all tabernacle services yesterday for the lbenefit"-of Dr. Stough and his party amount, it is thpught, to little less thnn $6,000. The morning collection Was $1,700 and the afternoon collection $l,lOO, in round numfbers. The re ceipt* in the evening, in bills, amounted to $2,200. Pan collections, which Br. fitWgh took with him in hags, uncount ed. would brin(' the tot-o! - vJose to $6,000. The mnniitjj- expenses of the campaign together with this remunera tion to Br. Stough and his party for the seven weeks, amount to approxi mately $25,000. The total number of converts is 7,000. Dr. Stough Bound for Home Although Br. Stough has been suh pocnaed to appear at VVilkes-Barre this afternoon for a hearing before a board of arbitration in his slander suits, he left at 1.25 o'clock this morning for Continued on lilnhtti rose. LEE M'CLUNU DIES IN HOSPITAL Former U. S. Treasurer Was College Mate of Vance C. McCormick ' Knoxville, Tenn., Bee. 21. Mc- Clung, former treasurer of the United States, died in a hospital in London after a three months' illness of typhoid fever. Relatives here received a cable gram from his brother. Mr. McClung was a former treasurer of Yale University and had held execu tive positions with the S>t. Paul and Du lutfh Railroad Company. The body will be brought to Knoxville for interment. Mr. McClung was well known in this city, having visited Vance C. McCor mick 011 several occasions. They both attended Yale at the same time ami both played on the Yale footiball team. Mr. McClung was the principal speak er hero several years ago before Group 5 of tfoe Peunsylvanian Bankers' As sociation. AMOS SHEESLEY OBSEQUIES Aged Man Found Frozen to Death Identified by His Niece Funeral services for Amos Sheesley, 72 years old, who was found frozen to death Saturday in South street, will be held this evening at 7 o'clock in the funeral chapel of Undertaker R. K. Spicer, 313 Walnut street. Mrs. George VVentzel, a niece, who identified the body, said that Sheesley left her homo two months ago to go to a soldiers' home in Tennessee. A hun dred dollars which he is supposed to have had on his person has not been located by the authorities. Liquor Licenses Transferred Two Lykens liquor Licenses were transferred by the court this morning. John Stadnar will take over the whole sale liquor store heretofore conducted by D. 8. M>att<*r, while J'jhn Andulis has purchased the hotel of which Stadniar has for some time been the proprietor. Stores Remain Open To-night The big/ department stores in the city will remain open for the Christmas shoppers for the first time this evening. The stores will be closed at 6 o'clock on Christmas eve. A number of cloth ing and .jewelry stores have been open evening for a week. Well-known Band Leader Dies Leacock, Dec. 21.—Charles S. Mear -37 years old, died yesterday from a complication of diseases. He was a trombone player of no'.e and a member of the Knights of Malta band. He was for many years the head of the Me chanicsburg band. Woman Dies in Hospital Mrs. Henry Phinney, 63 years old, of <Hummelstown, died at the* Harrisburg hospital Saturday evening of a compli cation of diseases. She was admitted to the hospital December 16. AT 62 HE RODS 6 HOMES Gray-Haired Offender, With Prison Rec ord, Sent Back to Penitentiary for Two to Three Years His hair iron gray, his face wrinkled and his body stooped with age, Harry Fortney, 62 years old, stepped ivp to the bar before Judges Kunkel and Mc- Carrell this morning and coolly admit ted that he stole money, jeweirv and clothing from half a dozen Harrisburg homes, all within two weeks. 'Besides several jail terms he said without hesitancy t'hat he served out a three-year penitentiary sentence im posed by the Dauphin county court in 1909, on several larceny charges, and also did time in Ohio penal institutions. The Court sent him 'back to the peni tentiary, this time for a term of not less than two years or more than three. City detectives said Forney is one of the "slickest" boarding house thieves known to thejn. His scheme, they said, was to engage boarding at a place by representing himself as a carpenter and his residence as Mechanicsburg, and a day later to "skip out" with any val uables lie can get his hands on. In one home he took a child's bank containing s.'l; in another he got a urse containing money, and in a third he walked out with sl6. 'He got a pair of trousers in the next, stole a watch from the fifth ami got money in a sixth. Forney had no excuse to offer, pre ferring to have his story told by his attorney who said the defendant is '' simple-minded.'' SMITH TO BE SENT AWAY Insane Youth Indicted on Murder Charge Ordered to Norristown Hos pital—Not a Criminal Institution Edward G. Smith, under indictment on a charge of murdering his grand father, John E. Bush, and who, a crim inal court jury has decided, is a lunatic, will be sent to the State Hospital for the Insane, in Norristown, Pa., under an order tiled by Judge McCarrell at the opening of court this afternoon. Smith will be transferred from the lo cal prison to the hospital within the next several days by Sheriff Wells. This order practically marks the closing of the last chapter in the Smith case, since physicians have said that lie can never be entirely cured of his insanity. However, if lie should at any time recover his reason ami his re lease from the Norristown institution be recommended by the superintendent there, he will be brought back to Dau phin county and compelled to stand trial on the charge of murder. The Norristown hospital i* not an in stitution for the criminal insane and attorneys here figure that the court's decree really settles all doubt ns to where shall be committed insane per sons who, before being tried of crimes for which they are indicted, are found to be lunatics. Tt was contended by Smith's counsel that only such persons as are acquitted pf crime on the ground of insanity or who after being con victed are found to be mentally unbal anced can be sent to a hospital for the criminal insane. MAY REDUCE COAL HERE Service Commission's Ruling May Have Its Effect on Harrisburg Just how the decision otf the Public Service Commission in the matter otf reducing anthracite coal carrying rates from the coal regions to Philadelphia, will affect rates from the coal regions to Harrisburg, is not yet known by the Harrisburg dealers. If the decision ap plies all aJong the lines oif the coal carrying roads it is exipected that the reduced rates will ajvply to this city— in other words, if there is a reduction to Philadelphia, there ought to be a corresponding reduction here, and a consequent drop in the retail prices. A manager of a big Harrisburg re tail coal company said this afternoon that ho could not see why the decision reducing nates to Philadelphia should not make a difference all around, in eluding Harriabitrg. In the matter of the rates for carrying egg coal from the mines to Philadelphia the rate has toeen $1.70, and to Harrisburg $1,50, or a difference oif twenty cents for an additional carry of 104 miles, which, to Harrisburg dealers, seems to be out of all proportion. It may mean an all around reduction in retail prices of coal, but dealers here cannot figure it out until the decision is interpreted by the commission to apply locally. This information will be obtained as soon as the commission meets here on January 4, but it is possible an interpretation on the Harrisburg rate can be obtained sooner. 1,500 TURKEYS ARE HERE Carload of Virginia Fowl Received by Local Dealer Fifteen hundred Virginia turkeys, exactly a carload, were received at the H. D. Ivoons stock yard, Sixth and .Ma clay streets, yesterday, and this morn ing more than two hundred of the birds were sold. Koons said the demand l for turkeys is far greater than the supply. The turkeys are being sold by live weight, the price ranging from 22 cents a pound for 100 pound lots to 23 and 25 cents a pound for single birds. There are all sizes of turkeys some weighing as little as six pounds and others ex ceeding twenty-five pounds. Governor Will Act as Santa Olaus Governor and Mrs. Tener will pass their last Christmas in Harrisburg in the Executive Mansion. On Christmas morning the poor children will be re membered, as usual, tw the Governor, with boxes of candy. James Auter will sujierinteml the distribution and the small child Who tries to double-cross the distributing agency by assuming a disigwiso will be foiled. Schools Close Wednesday Schools will close for the Christmas 'holidays Wednesday afternoon, to re main closed until January 4. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT. BODY OF BANDIT IS HELD IN WEST Act i on of Cincinnati Coroner Upsets Plans for Hohl Funeral Here To-morrow $8,160 OF LOOT IS RECOVERED Money Is Found Concealed in Various Articles of Furniture in a Room the Harrisburg Desperado Had Occu pied in Western City Arrangements for the funeral in this city of Frank <i. Hohl, the automobile bandit, who last Thursday robbed tfco Cincinnati banks and fatally wounded a policeman before being killed after a revolver duel with bluecoats, were held up today by the refusal of the coro ner 'a office in Cincinnati to release the body. According to advices received in this city this morning the bo iy had not been released although all arrange ments for its shipment to the mother in this city had been ma.i'c. Money cov ering the cost ot' transportation has been deposited with an express com pany here and everything had been planned for its reception by a local undertaker, but the Ohio coroner must release the body before it can be shipped ami that legal formality had not been gone through with at an early hour this afternoon. It was at first believed that tile dis position of $8,160 found in one ot rooms in Cincinnati that had been oc cupied by Hohl had some bearing on the failure of the western authorities to release tlie body. District Attorney Stroup, of this county, however, when asked what bearing this could have on the case, said he conld not see how it could have any bearing whatever. The plan of Mrs. Hohl was to boll the funeral from the undertaking rooms of C. 11. Mauk, Sixth anil Kelker streets, at 2 o'clock tomorrow after noon, with the Kev. A. M. Stamets, of Augsburg Ijiitheran church, officiating, but this arrangement may now have to be altered. The funeral, when held, will be private, and there will be a squa i of police reserves on hand to keep back the curious »rowd. The $8,160 was recovered Saturday in a room at 1405 Vine street, Cincin nati, according to a dispatch from that city. Detectives found the money stuffed in mattresses, behind pictures and in many other places concealed from the eye. A valise and a revolver also were found in the room. it had been believed that Hohl had obtained slll,lOO from the two banks, but a final check up to-day revealed that the West End branch of thie Provi dent Savings Hank and Trust Company had lost $7,100, while the liberty Banking anil Savings Company was minus $5,560, and the total of the loot $12,660. FUND FOK FAMILY OF BLUECOAT KILLED BY HOHL (Special to the Star- Independent.) Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. SI. —Public spirited citizens have started a move ment to raise a fund for the family of Patrolman Edward Knaul, who "died from bullet wounds inflicted '.ast Thurs day by Frank G. Hohl, the Harrisburg, Pa., bandit, who looted two banks hero and finally was shot to death on that day. The wife and mother of the dead blueeoat are practically penniless, and it is proposed either to hold a benefit for the family in Music Hall or to cor eulate a subscription list to raise $5,000 to lift the mortgage carried on the home Knaul bought last spring. , The police relief fund immediately advanced enough money to tide the be reaved family over for the present. The brave policeman was insured iu the Po lice Protective Association and his heirs will receive about $1,500 from that source. The surgeons in the City Hospital who operated on Knaul just before his death learned that the last death-deal ing bullet from Hohl's revolver peue trated the policeman's liver, tearing its way through the anterior and posterior abdominal walls, and the marvel is that the blueeoat did not die in his tracks. One bullet pierced the right lower arm, coming out above the elbow; another imbedded itself in the middle upper arm; a fourth entered the right shoulder and the tiftn plowed its way into the loft leg between the knee and the thigh. PATKOLMAN CHASE IS THE / MAN WHO KILLED BANDIT (Special to the Star. Independent.) Cincinnati, Dee. 21.—Fred O'Con nor, a fireman of Engiine Company No. 8, who was standing at Richmond aud Freeman avenues, and was shot at sev eral times by the bandit, Hohl, in the lattter's dash for the automobile after the scooting of Policeman Knaul, last Thursday, dispells all doubt as to who killed Hohl. O 'Connor to-day told his Continued on Elfthth Page, WALL STREET CLOSING New York, Dec. 21.—The doting was weak. Concentrated selling of Bteel sent the entire list to its lowest average in the final hour. Steel de clined to 49'/,, or witnin I'/, points of its minimum. From the very outset to day's market movement was one of steady recessions, which reached their climax in the final hour. Most of the prominent Issues then registered their lowest quotations since resumption of business.