The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, February 16, 1915, Page 8, Image 9

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Amolox, the new scientific prescrip
tion. will positively cure eczema, acne,
pimples and all skin eruptions. It stops
all itch and burning instantly. Simply
apply or wash the diseased skin with
this penal rating, mild, soothing solution
and all agonizing itch will stop, and
restless, sleepless nights will be a thing
of the past. Sufferers from eczema and
•ther disfiguring skin diseases, go to
flay and get a bottle of Amdlox. Re
member, Geo. A. Gorgas and H. C. Ken
nedy and dealers everywhere will re
fund vour money if Amolox doesn't do
all we claim for it. Trial size 50 cents.
Chronic cases that have suffered for
years should use both ointment and
C. V. N
* —— Sunk Teeth Into Pigs and
Snapped at People Before Be
ing Exterminated
Gettysburg, Feb. 16.—Snapping ait ev
ery object in sight and biting several
pigs, a white hound belonging to George
Btroup, East Middle street, Shvwen signs
of having rabies yesterday ind was
killed soon afterward by its owner. It
is known that the dog bit at least one
child and that he was fighting with
eight or nine dogs during the last few
Little "Bud '' LMvCuHough, son of
Dir. and Mrs. Maurice MoCuliough, East
(Middle street, was bitten by the dog.
JJvery precaution will be taken with
the wound.
IMiss McKeehan Dies at 84
Newville, Pa., Feb. 16.—Miss Nancy
(McKeehan, a life-long resident of this
community, died at her home on Par
sonage street Sunday afternoon at 4
o'clock after a lingering illness. IM'iss
McKeehan was 85 years old. She was
B consistent Christian and member of
the United Presbyterian church. Miss
[McKeehan was the last of her imme
diate family.
IMiss McKeehan was -a granddaugh
ter of John MvKeehan, one of four
brothers that came to the Cumberland
"Valley at an early date. She lived in
the old homestead in West Pennsboro
until about forty years ago she re
moved to Newville.
IFire Guts Restaurant
IHagerstown, Feb. 16.—The five and
ten-cent lunch room of Percy Myers,
in the building owned toy Fred D. Her
man, Salem avenue, was gutted by fire
which broke out about 1.20 o : clock
yesterday morning. Miller Ruth, tele
graph operator at North Junction, who
"was returning to his home on Salem
avenue, discovered the fire.
'-'Tin Cup" Dies in Jail
Carlisle, Feb. 16.—With the death
yesterday at the county home of Peter
Smith, an Englishman, another of the
■well-known characters who have made
the vagrants' quarters at the local
jail their haven for many years is miss
ing. Smith was 75 years old and was
a frequent visitor in all parts of the
county during twenty years.
Smith, sometimes known as "Tin
Cup," worked for many residents of
the county during the summer and
stayed at the jail in winter.
Aged Minister Dies
Waynesboro, Feb. 16.—The Ret.
IDaniel Mack Benedict, one of the most
prominent ministers of the German
Baptist church, died at his home in
Quincv township, near Altenwald, at
(.30 o'clock Sunday morning, aged 60
years. He had been in ill health for
several years and was operated upon
some time ago.
Altoona Bakers Ordered to Stamp
Weight on Wrapper
Altoona, Pa., Feb. 16.—Blair Dunn,
scaler of weights and measures of Al
toona, yesterday notified all bakers they
must mark the bread they sell. Where
the loaf is wrapped the weight must be
stamped plainly on the outside.
Dunn can find no law which requires
a pound loaf to be sold at 5 cents, but
liis ruling will show many consumers
."just what they are getting for their
money. Some bakers here %ave been
selling 12 and 13-ounce loaves for a
pound, and few purchasers knew the
V. difference.
Sunshine Makes the Straw for Panamas
Too Brittle to Work
Genuine Panama hats are made in
Ecuador to a larger extent than in any
other country, and the process of manu
facture is still not generally known.
The chief centers of the hat industry
in the order of their importance are
Monticristi and Jipijapa, in the prov
ince of Manavi; Santa Rosa and to a
limited extent in Guayaquil and Cuen
ca. Thousands of natives of both
sexes are employed at weaving these
hats. The work is carried on from, a
little after midnight to 7 o'clock in
the morning, while the atmosphere. is
humid, for the strfcw becomes brittle
during the day an 4 cannot then be
After much preliminary preparation
the straw is very finely divided into
the required -widths bv the nail of the
little finger or thumb. A hunch of
ptraw is bound in the middle and placed
in the center of a wooden mold, the
Htraws arranged radially and equally
distant from each other in pairs. The
■plaiting begins at the apex of the
crown ami continues round and round
until the hat is finished, care being ta
ken that 110 straws are added while tfhe
crown is being made. Other straws,
however, are added while the brim and
border are being formed. On the de
cree of nicety -with which the straws
are lengthened depends the beauty and
durability of the hat. Should a strand
be broken it can be replaced and so
plaited as not to be noticed.
The finishing touches are put on by
trimming the brim, edging the border
and neatly fastening all projecting
ends of the straws so as to be invisible.
The hat is washed in clean, cold water,
coated with a thin solution of gum and
polished with dry sulphur.—Argonaut.
American Soldiers Patrol Bad Light
District and All la Quirt
Panama, Feb. 16.—There has been
110 renewal of the rioting at Sunday in
the red light district of Panama, in
■which one man was killed' and more
than 40 wounded. As a precautionary
measure a patrol of 50 American sol
diers was maintained in the district yes
terday. American soldiers coming to
the city are being seat back to their
An autopsy on the body of the man
who was killed early S<unda<y morning
shows thJPt the wound which caused his
death came from a 32-calibre bullet.
The soldiers who took part in the disor
der had only target rifles, shooting 22-
caliibre bullets, which they took from
neighboring shooting gtaHeiries. The dead
man is said now to hav e been a Costa
Rio an. Investigation aipparently has
established the fact that the shooting
was started by Panaman civilians, who
■were joined by the Panama police with
their high-powered rifles. The police,
however, shot only a few rounds.
Toung Woman's Condition a Mystery
to Her Physicians
Merehantville, N. J., Feib. 16.—Medi
cal men are greatly interested in the
case of Miss Inez Lewis, 18 years old,
who recently was taken ill at school
near West Chester and for 10 days was
unconscious. She was brought to her
home in that condition anil the attend
ing physician did not expect her to
survive. Home one tapped the keys of
a piano and the notes seemed to cause
the girl to show for the first time some
knowledge of her surroundings. The
physician was told of this and had a
musician called in to pliay some o>f tho
music that the patient liked best. The
effect was such that the girl spoke a
few words.
She was placed at the piano l and her
hands made to strike a few notes and
when in this semi-conscious condition
she played a number of pieces of music.
The physicians of the town have been
watching her improvement and say that
they are unable to fathom how the
girl in her condition can plav the piano.
Mrs. Mary C. Hill, of Elizabeth, Oper
ates Son's Car
Elizabeth, X. J., Feb. 16.—Within
t.wo years of rounding ooit a century of
life, Mrs. Maty C. Hill, an enthusi
astic motorist and prominent among lo
cal suffragists, yesterday received birth
day congratulations.
Mrs. Hill, who is in possession of
mental and physical faculties, attributes
her good health to motoring. She takes
a spin every day in her son's car, which
she can operate.
D. P. Jerauld, of This City, Beads
Trade Paper
Lancaster, Feb. 16. —The Pennsylva
nia Shoe Retailers' Association opened
a two days' convention here yesterday,
50 delegates being present. A. A. Laza
rus. of Pittsburgh, president, presided.
City Solicitor B. J. Myers made the ad
dress of welcome, and A. C. McGowin,
president of the National Shoe Retail
ers ' Association, replied.
The afternoon session was devoted to
the reading of trade papers by C. H.
Geuting, secretary of the national asso
ciation; M. G. Harper, president of the
Philadelphia association; Frank D.
Lacy; D. P. Jerauld, Harrisbupg, and
F. H. Ellsworth, Fihe'hburg, Mass.
Advertisement Soon Brings Gem to
Scranton Woman
Scranton, Pa., Feb. 16. —Through an
advertisement of a New York newspa
per an engagement ring, valued at sl,
000, lost last week on a New Haven
train from Boston to New York, was re
turned to the owner, Mrs. Worthington
Si-ranton, daughterHu-law of W. W.
She left the ring on a wash basin in
a Pullman car. The young woman who
found the ring sent for Mrs. Scranton.
She was liberally rewarded.
Three Sisters and a Brother Are All
Happy Parts
Scranton, Pa., Fed). 16. —The stork
picked out the Kearfng family, at Arch
bald. for special dispensation yesterday.
Three daughters and the wife of a
son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keating
were visited. Mr. and Mrs. William Mc-
Auvie, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Holmes
and Mr. and Mrs. John Keating re
ceived sons, and the contribution to the
family of Mr. and Mrs. James Manley
was a girl.
Chicago Paper to Appear Evenings and
Chicago, Feb. 16.—A Catholic news
paper, to be issued every evening and
on Sunday, is to make its firet appear
ance in Chicago in 60 days, according
to Daniel McAllister, secretary of the
Nuncio Publishing Company, which is
to publish the new paper.
Capital amountimg to $400,000 has
been piedged.
Over Night Gets Chest
Colds and Siri Thriat
Just Rub on Begy's Mustarine. Better
Than All the Pills, Powders,
Syrups on Earth and Quicker.
It Will Not Blister
Get a big 25-cent box of BEGY'S
FELLOW MUSTARINE in the yellow
box and get rid of cold in chest, coughs,
sore throat, pleurisy, bronchitis and
tonsilitis in a few hours.
Keep it on hand at all times, for
with it you can end the misery to tooth
ache, headache, earache, backache and
neuralgia in just a few minutes when
nothing else seems to do anv good.
BEGY'B MUSTARINE is better than
any liniment, plaster, poultice, hot
water bottle or substitute. It promptly
reduces the swelling and draws out
agony from rheumatic joints and
muscles. It relieves neuritis and in
cases of sprains, strains, bruises, sore
ness, lameness, stiff neck and joints,
cramps in leg and pain anywhere, its
action is little less than magical.
Get a box at any druggist's to-day—
use it to draw the agony from sore,
painful feet, corns, bunions, callouses,
chilblains and frosted feet. It's the
greatest household remedy in America
to-.lav. But get the original BKOY'S
MUSTARINE in the yellow box. —Adv.
Yield When
the right help is sought at the right
time. Indigestion is a torment.
Biliousness causes suffering. Either
is likely to lead to worse and weak
ening sickness. The right help,
the best corrective for disordered
conditions of the stomach, liver,
kidneys or bowels isnow known to be
and the right time to take this fa
mous family remedy is at the first
sign of coming trouble. Beechain's
Pills have so immediate an effect
for good, by cleansing the system
and purifying the blood, that you
will know after a few doses they
Are the
Lai£««t Sal* of Any Mtdkine tn tS« World.
Sold everywhere. Ja boiw, 10c., 25c.
* _
Usher A. Hall, Philadelphia. Guest of
Williamsport Lodge
Williamsport, Pa., Feb. 16.—A re
ception in honor of Judge Paul A. Ben
son, of Erie county, grand master, ami
Usher A. Hall, of Philadelphia, grand
secretary of the Grand Lodge, I. O. O.
F„ was given by the Odd Fellows of
in Association Hall last
evening. Representatives of twenty
one lodges of the county were present.
An address on "Odd Fellowship"
was made by Grand Master Benson,
and short taiks were given by \V. 11.
Spencer, A. M. Hoagland and others.
Judge Harvey W. Whitehead presided.
The past commander's degree was con
ferred on a large class in Odd Fel
lows ' Temple.
Winter Doubles Work
In summer the work of eliminating
poisons and acids from the blood is
helped by perspiration. In cold weather,
with little out door work or exercise to
cause sweating, the kidneys have to do
double worK. Foley Kiduey Pills help
overworked, weak and diseased kidneys
to filter and cast out of the blood the
waste matter that causes pains in sides
or back, rheumatism, lumbago, stiffness
of joints, sore muscles and other ills re
sulting from improper elimination.—
George A. Gorgas, 16 North Third
Street, P. R. K. Station.—Adv.
Confederate Veteran and Financier Ex
pires in Baltimore
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 16.—William
Bowly Wilson, who was a leader among
the old school Confederate soldier busi
ness men of Baltimore, died Sunday
night at the home ot his daughter, Mrs.
Watson B. Randall.
Mr. 'Wilson was a member of the old
banking firm of Wilton, Colston & Co.
from 1867 to 1908, since niien lie has
been leading a retired life. He was
born in Baltimore 75 years ago, a s 'on
of the Wilson family, which was estab
lished here shortly after the Revolution.
Mr. Wilson in 1862, when a very
young man, went to Virginia and volun
teered in the Maryland company of the
First Virginia cavalry. He passed
through the Oettyr lyirg campaign under
General J. E. B. Stuart.
®r- James C. Brobst. 71, Expires in
Lancaster County Town
Feb. 16.—Dr. James C.
Brtvbst, 71 years old, of Lititz, died
yesterday from a complication of dis
eases. He graduated from the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania in 1864 ami Belle
vue Hospital Medical College, New
York, in 1866.
Dr. Brobst served a year and a half
as a surgeon in the Union army during
his course at the University of Penn
sylvania. For five years Dr. Brobst
practiced in Berks county. He was
the second Chief Burgess of Lititz bor
ough and was largely interested in nu
merous business enterprises. For the
last twenty years Dr. Brobst had been
prominent on the stump as a Repub
lican orator.
Judge Upholds Will When He Learns of
Reading, iPa., Feb. 16.—A husband
may not desert and fail to support his
wife for several years and then conic
back and claim a share of her estate
after she dies, at least not in Berks
county, according to an opinion ren
dered by Judge Bushong in the Or
phans' Court here yesterday in the es
tate of Mrs. Clare J. Auman, late of
this city.-
In her will Mrs. Auman cut off her
husband with sl, and he contended for
his share the will. The Court
finds from the tostimonv that for more
than a year before 'her 'death the wom
an 's husband had failed to support her,
even ignoring a court order to do so!
In the distribution ordered the husband
receives his sl, and the remainder of
the estate is distributed among tlie
First Call for Doctor in (10 Years
Altoona, Pa., Feb. 16.—For the first
time in 60 years, Adam Beam, aged 65,
foreman of laborers in the Pennsv shop
here,' was obliged to call a doctor yes
terday, when seized with a severe at
tack of grip.
Red Cross Money to Draw Interest
The money subscribed during the hol
iday season through the sale of the
Red Cross Christmas Beats will be do
posited in banks and placed on inter
est, so County Controller Gough, the
treasurer, announced this morning. Mr.
Gough adopted this plan a year ago,
when he was given $1,917, and he ob
tained interest amounting to $26.20.
Harrisfcurgex Heads Gas Company
Marietta. Feb. 16. —The Lititz, Map
heim and Rphrata Gaj Company reor
ganized last week anil George C. Goch
enauer, of Harrisburg, was elected su
perintendent. The plant is in excellent
working condition and it is the pur
pose of the new board to extend its
Illustration! Moving Working of Ex
change to Be Explained by B. B.
Watts, Local Bell Manager
' The lecture on Thursday evening of
this week under the auspices. of the
IMen's Organized Bible class, J. Henry
Spicer, teacher, will be held in the lec
ture room of the Market Square Pres
byterian church at 8 o'clock. Shirley
B. Watte, local manager of the Bell
Telephone Company, will de/liver it on
the subject, "Tho Telephone Girl." It
•will be interesting, instructive and bene
ficial as to the difficulties aud how they
are handled that ariee in telephony.
Mr. Watte will explain on canvas the
intricate duties of a telephone operator,
how the board is operated, the way
your call comes in and how you can
talk to your party whether next door
or 2,000 miles away. Very few per
sons have any knowledge of telephony
beyond the telephone itself and this
lecture will enlighteu you if you will
Mr. Watts'lias given several lectures
in this city, and is well known, as the
press awl public bath speak very highly
of his past addresses on this subject.
An invitation is extended to the public
in general, and those who have never
heard Mr. Watts will miss a rare treat
if they let this chance go by.
After the lecture Mr. Watts wiM
show moving pictures of an exchange
in actual operation, also a reel showing
the course of a message from a ranch
in Colorado to a metropolitan hotel in
New York City. These pictures have
never been rhown before in Harrisburg,
ami Mr. Watts guarantees that they
«;ll be both entertaining and instruc
tive. All seats are free and no collec
tion will be lifted.
Bride Boarded With the Parents of Her
Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 16. —The death
of Herman Xofz, of Columbia, on his
twenty-first birthday, has brought to i
light the fact that he and Miss Mary
Foss, formerly of Lancaster, were mar
rie.l two years ago in Wilmington, Del.
The bride has boarded with her hus
band 's parents ever since the wedding
without it being suspected.
For several months Nofz, a Lancas
ter business college graduate, held a
clerical position in Tennessee, coining
home recently because of illness.
Princeton Students Like English Poet
as Literature Teaiher
Princeton, X. J., Feb. 16. —As pro
fessor of English in Princeton, Alfred
Noyes, t'fce English poet, delivered yes
terday his first lecture before the Seu
ior class. Professor Xoycs was intro
duced bv President Hibben and spoke
on t'he modern tendencies in English
His course. will deal with English
literature of the latter part of the nine
teenth century, lie will give two lec
tures each week, and he will also con
duct preceptorial groups. The students
were enthusiastic over his lecture.
Navy Pugilist Sla'n by Blow, Oppon
ent Held Guiltless
Seattle, Feb. 16. \. V. Brown, a
seaman on the cruiser Nortn I>akota, at
the Puget Sound navy yard, died yes
terday from injaries received Sunday
whiic boxing on the cruiser West Vir
ginia with Clarence Salmon, another
A blow behind the left ear rendered
Brown unconscious. Ris home was in
Dallas, Tex. Naval authorities held
that Salmon was blameless.
Dies in Car That Hit Her on Way to
Philadelphia, Feb. 16. —Mrs. Abbio
W. Hoff, 63 years old, 421 Budd
street, was fatally injured yesterday
afternoon by an automobile owne.d and
driven by Wilmer M. Webb; n mechan
ical engineer, 120 West Penn street.
The accident occurred on Market street
near Fortieth, a short distance from
the Presbyterian hospital, to which
Webb took the, injured woman in his
car. She died before reaching the hos
Webb then reported the aecident to
the police of t'he Sixteenth district po
lice station, wihere he was held without
bail by Magistrate Boyle.
Mute Unable to Make Plight Known
During Robbery
Mamheim, Pa., Feb. 16. —Because he
was a mute and unable to sound a cry
of alarm. Harvey Uemibiing was rotbbel
of S2OO. When lie wrote on a slate what,
ha I happened the thief had made good
his escape.
Later l>aniel Troop was arrested on
suspicion and a large amount of money,
corresponding to that stolen, was found
on him.
RUB nunc.
Rub Pain Right Out
With Small Trial Bot
tle of Old "St.
Jacob's Oil"
Kheumatism is "pain only." Not
one case in fifty requires internal
treatment. Btop drugging. Rub sooth
ing, penetrating "St. Jacob's Oil" right
into your sore, stiff, aching joints and
muscles, and relief comes instantly.
"St. Jacob's Oil" is a harmless rheu
matism cure which never disappoints
and cannot burn the skin.
Limber up! Quit complaining! Get
a small trial bottle of old, honest "St.
Jacobs Oil" at any drug store, and
in just a moment you'll be free from
rheumatic pain, soreness, stiffness and
swelling. Don't suffer! Relief awaits
you. "St. Jacob's Oil" Las cured mil
lions of rheumatism sufferers in the
last half ecntury, and is just as good
for sciatica, neuralgia, lumbago, back
ache, sprains.—Adv.
Musterole Loosens Up Those Stiff
Joints—Drives Out Pain
You'll know why thousands use MUS
TEROLE once you experience the glad
relief it gives.
Get a jar at once from the nearest
drug store. It is a clean, white oint
ment made with the oil of mustard.
Better than a mustard plaster and does
not blister. Brings ease and comfort
while it is being rubbed on!
MUSTEROLE is J recommended by
doctors and nurses. Millions of jars are
used annually for Bronchitis, Croup,
StifrNeck, Asthma, Neuralgia, Conges
tion, Pleurisy, Rheumatism, Lumbago,
Pains and Aches of the Back or Joints,
Sprains, Bore Muscles, Bruises, Chil
blains, Frosted Feet, Colds of the Chest
(it often prevents Pneumonia).
At your druggist's, in 26e and 50c
jars, and' a special large hospital size
for 12.50.
Be sure you get the genuine MUS
TEROLE. Refuse imitations—pet what
you ask for. The Musterole Company,
Cleveland, Ohio.
Witness Describes Alleged Oath of Al
legiance to National Body
Dos Moines, la., Feb. 16.—Au oat'h
of allegiance to the National Associa
tion of .Master Plumbers containing the
sentence, "(May all the horrors of the
damned be my portion when I retire
at night," was declared by Joeeph Ha
gen, of ©ity,.in his testimony at
the trial of the thirty-six master
plumbers charged with violation of the
S'herman law 'here yesterday, to 'have
received his signature. He was to suf
fer such "horrors" in case he violated
the rules of the organization, t'he wit
ness saiid. Each member, he testified,
was sworn to the utmost secrecy,
C. L. Piper, of iMorningside, fa., for
the government, testified that he had
been put out of the association because
lie refused to go into "certain pools."
He admitted on cross-examination thalS
t'he protection of t'he association did
not amount to a snap .of the tinkers.
SHARES $1,000,000 ESTATE
Wife of Williamsport Clergyman Is
Daughter of General McKenney
Williamsport, Pa., Feb. 16.—Through
the division of the estate of her faf'ner,
the late General William .VLcKennev, of
Centreville, Md., Mrs. Rohert F. Gibson,
wife of the rector ofJPrinity Episcopal
church, Williamsport, acquires a one
sixth interest on the estate, the value
of which is estimated at $1,000,000.
Mrs. Gibson was wedded to the Rev.
Robert F. Gibson while the clergyman
was Mayor of York, Pa.
Anti-liquor Sermon Too Strong for
Methodist Congregation
Berwick, Pa., Feb. 16. —The Rev.
Hugh S-train, Beach Haven's "fighting
parson." who last winter bested Dan
Johnson, a Beach Haven hotel proprie
tor, in a fistic encounter, was Hie centre
of an even bigger sensation yesterday
as the result of the relbuke his audience
administered Sunday night when it
walked out of the church' in a body.
Waging a bitter fight against the sa
loons, he declared that some otf his con
gregation were hypocrites, and "dirty
scaliawaig-s'' was one of the terhis he
used in referring to them. When the
congregation started to leave, he re
ferred to them as "the rum bunch."
Strain is pastor of a Methodist church.
Discovered Within Mile of Importer of
Valuable Animals
Allentown, Pa., Feb. 16. —Five na
tional and State inspectors arrived last
evening in consequence of the discovery
of foot and moubh disease among the
herds of SoJ Stephens, the biggest dro
ver in the Lehigh Valley, who owns
eight farms at Cooipersburg, on which
are hundreds of cattle. ( One of the
farms is only a mile from Linden Grove
farm, owned by T. H. Coopej', the fore
most importer and' breeder o'f .Jersev
cattle in America, whose herd is val
ued at $250,000.
Several dozen of Stephen's cattle
were shot yesterday and buried in
quicklime. Utmost efforts are being
made to protect the Cooper herd.
License Readvertislng Denied
Wellsboro. Pa., Feb. 16.—The tem
perance people yon the last round of
the fight against any license in Tioga
county this year, as far as tJie local
court is concerned Judge Cameron
denied yesterday the motion to allow
applicants for licenses who were bowled
out by defective advertising permission
to readvertise. Nothing now remains
'but the appeal to the Superior Court.
Uses Boots Made 38 Years Ago
Feb. 16.—Jacob K. Miller
has a pair of 'boots made thirty-eig'ht
years ago by Henry Johnson, when he
was in business in this place. The shoes
are in the best of condition. Mr. Mil
ler uses them hard this kind of weath
er, being the stage driver between iMari
etta and Maytown.
Get a 10 Cent Package
of Dr. James' Head
• ache Powders and
Don't Suffer
• —————
When your head aches you simply
must have relief or you will go wild.
It's needless to suffer when you can
take 8 remedy like Dr. James' Head
ache Powders and reliev# the pain and
neuralgia at once. Send someone to
the drug store now for a dime package
of Dr. James' Headache Powders.
Don't suffer. In a few moments you
will feel fine—headache gone—no more
neuralgia pain.—Adv.
Victims of New York Explosion Planned
Deaths of John D. and Son, De
clares Alexander Berkman, Who At
tempted to Kill H. C. Frick
Denver, Feb. 16.—The bomb that
destroyed a Lexington avenue rooming
house in New York last summer, killing
three men, was intended for the assassi
nation of John D. Rockefeller and his
son. This was the statement made here
yesterday by Alexander Berkman, an
archist and 1. W. W. leader, who served
a term in prison for his attempt to kill
H, €. Frick.
Berkman has been in Denver several
weeks, being here to found a Ferrer
school. Wheu Matthew A. Schmidt was
arretted a few days ago in New York,
charged with complicity in the destruc
tion of the Los Angeles "Times" build
ing and other dynamite outrages, the
'Bums detectives and Schmidt was one
of the leaders in the plot to blow up
the Rockefellers.
Berkman yesterday declared lie would
not say that Schmidt was one of the
plotters, but he did give the naunes of
four men who, lie said, were making
the bombs, throe of them having lost
their lives at the timo.of the explosion.
The fourth man, an Irishman, whom
Berkman knew only as Murphy, w»»
Mown through the front of the building
ami landed in a network of telegraph
wires, liually reaching the ground un
Plotted in Spirit of Vengeance
"The plot against the lives of the
Riockefelllers,'' said Berkman, "was
originated in a spirit of vengeance for
th» brutality visited upon the 1. W. W.
worker- at Tarrytown last summer,
when we went up there to protest
against the outrages that brought on
the battle of Ludlow. It was hatched
by the conspirators after free speech
had been virtually cut off bv the ac
tivity of the Rockefeller guards and
shortly before Rockefeller took perma
nent refuge in his Forest Hill home
at Cleveland.
"Prior to the elder Rockefeller's
flight to Cleveland there had been sev
eral big demonstrations in front of his
office at 26 Broadway, which Rockefel
ler had finally sought to avoid by re
maining behind the walls of liis estate
at Tarrytown, N. V.
"'About twenty-five or thirty anarch
ists, among them the man named Mur
phy, Arthur Caron, iMivtthew Kahn.
Charles Berg and myself all of whom
had participated in the demonstration
in New York City, followed him there.
As is well known now. we literally laid
a siege to the Rockefeller place," with
the result that both the father and
the son employed an army of guards to
protest them. They had about 250 spe
cial officers to perform this duty, arc.l
old John D. even had another wail built
around his property.
"With all approaches to the Rocke
feller plaice cut off. we then commenced
to make public speeches against the
Rockefellers on the street corners, at
the gates of his guarded estate and
wherever we got a chance. This method
of procedure led to a campaign of re
pression and finally to a brutal attack
upon the meimoers'of our organization.
Several of them were terribly beaten,
among them Caron and Kalin, both
ardent young men. It was this attack
evidently that determined those men
upon seeking personal vengeance upon
the Rockefellers. But thev took no one
into their confidence except Murphv
and Berg, as far as I know. I did not
know anything of their plans until after
the bomb had exploded.
Wanted to Kill Both at Once
"When they were driven out of Tar
rytown, Murphy. Berg. Caron and Kahn
went back to New York.
"They rented an apartment there,
at Lexington avenue and One Hundred
and Thirty-third street, and there be
gan the manufacture of the bomb that
was meant for the Rockefellers.
''They had no definite idea when
they would use it, but it was their plan
to wait for an op;ortunity ami hurl it
into the carriage or automobile of the
Rockefellers whenever they should at
tempt to leave the grounds' of the Tar
rytown estate. They wanted to get
both of them together, if possible, but
would have taken the life of either one.
I do not know what their bomb
was made of, but the damage it did
when it burst prematurely won I, I seem
to indicate that they made it as deadly
as they could. According to the state
ments since made to me by Murphy,
they had the bomb almost finished when
it exploded, killing Kahn. Caron and
Berg, .the three who were nearest to it
at the time.''
Iron Broker Ends Life
Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 16. — Despond
'ent, it is believed, because *f ill health,
Homer P. Goff, 55 years old, a Grafton
iron broker, emled his life by shooting
himself in the temple in the* offices of
Goff, Horner & Co., iron brokers, on the
eighteenth floor of the Oliver Building,
some time Sunday.
Heat, Humidity and Working Power
What constitutes a vitiated atmo
sphere, and wherein are the depressing
effects of "bad" aid' to be found? Of
late, temperature an,l humidity rather
than abnormal quantities of "the re
spired gases, carbon dioxid and oxygen,
or the presence of harmful expired or
ganic products of respiration, have
been held responsible for the untoward
consequences of living under conditions
of poor ventilation. Drs. Lee ati'l
Scott, of the College of Physicians and
Surgeons at Columbia University, have
recently reported definite cbjective
signs erf physical inefficiency in individ
uals subjected to an atmosphere of
high humidity and high temperature.
Measurements were made on the work
ing capacity, that is, the .total amount
of work which excised muscles of ani
mals are capable of doing before ex
haustion sets in. The subjects were
kept, to cite a specific illustration, at
21 C. (69.8 F.), with an approximate
humidity of 54 per cent., in one case,
and at 33 C. (91.4 F.), with a humidity
of 89 per cent., in the other. The con
trasts here quoted represent the dis
tinctions beitween comfortable atmo
spheric conditions and the air of a hot,
humid summer day. As an outcome
there was a marked diminution in both
the amount of work performed and the
period of working power under the in
fluence of high temperature and
itv. Under these conditions, further
more, the body temperature also rose
someiwlia't. The facts thus cited in the
opinion otf "The Journal of the Ameri
can Medical AJsociation" confirm by
the unbiased testimony of direct ex
periment whait • the sensations and
psychic responses of man h^velong
since intimated.
If Feverish, Bilious,
CoDstipated, Give
Fruit Laxative At
Don't scold your fretful, peevish
tshil<l. See if tongue is coated; this in a
sure sign its little stomach, liver and
bowels are clogged with sour waste.
When listless, pale, feverish, full of
cold, breath bad, throat sore, doesn't
eat, sleep or act naturally, has stomach
ache, indigestion, diarrhoea, give a tea
spoonful of "California Syrup of Figs,"
and in a few hours all the foul waste,
the sour bile and fermenting food passes
out of the bowels and yjDu have a well
and playful child again. Children love
this harmless "fruit laxative," and
mothers can rest easy after giving it,
because it never fails to make their
little 'insides' clean and sweet.
Keep it handy. Mother! A little
given to-day saves a sick child to-mor
row, hut get the genuine. Ask your
druggist for a 50-cent bottle of "Cali
fornia Syrup of Figs," which has direc
tions for babies, children of all ages and
for grown-ups plainly on the bottle.
Remember there are counterfeits sold
here, so surely look and see that yours
is made by the "California Kig Svrup
Company." Hand back with contempt
any other fig syrup.—Adv.
The Daily Fashion Hint.
♦ ——— ♦
Cotton and satiu are combined tn a
morning frock for wear at the winter
resorts or for next summer. This frock
is of pink Itodler cottou, witli lacquered
figure The full skirt is hemmed wttb
a pink satin hand topped with a niche.
The Direetolre coat and the button
holes are piped with the satin.
Keep a Firm Haud on the Tiller
The sails of boats are our emotions,
the'rudders are our characters. Our
sails are breathed upon by gentle
zephyrs of affection and inclination, of
hope and love and of hate. They are
torn by sudden gusts of passion. Wo
are blown hither and yon by conflict
of quarreling winds, driven from our
course by angry squalls. The only
force by means of which we can coun
teract the effect of the winds and hold
our course is the rudder of character.
We know that we shall be blown
upon all our lives by various influences,
good and bad; that our emotions—-
those white sails that respond to every
breeze —will be played upon by every
human appeal and desire. What will
become of the craft that has not a firm
hand on the tillerT—Youth's Compan
Visitor (at seance) —"1 want to
talk with Mr. Brown.'' „
Attendant—"What Mr. Brownt"
Visitor—"l cannot remember his
first name, but he is only lately de
ceased. ''
Attendant (formerly a department
store worker) —" I'lease show the gen l
tleman of the latest shades of
Browns.'' —Harper's Weekly.
A False Reputation
It is not known how the bee, which
works three months in t'he year aiul
loafs nine, got the reputation of being
"busy."—Topeka Capital.
Get a small package of Hamburg
Breast Tea, or as the German folks
call it, "Hamburger Brust Thee,' at any
pharmacy. Take a tablespoonful of the
tea, put a cup of boiling water upon
it, pour through a sieve ami drink a
teacup full at any time. It is the most
effective way to break a cold and cure
grip, as it opens the*pores, relieving
congestion. Also loosens the bowels (
thin breaking a cold at. once.
It is inexpensive and entirely vege
table, therefore harmless.—Adv.