The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, February 27, 1915, Image 1
THE WEATHER FAXB TO-NIGHT AND TO MORROW Detail** Report, Pace 4 g^ A r^ ED VOL. 77—NO. 73. 1.1. BELIES I HIS M TEAB Former Attorney Gen eral of State Suc cumbs in Savannah After Long Illness FOR MANY YEARS IN PUBLIC LIFE Leading Member of Lancaster County Bar Was Also An Editor and Pub lisher—Active in Democratic Coun 'ils of State and a fine Orator ■William Uhler Hensel. of Ijancaster, former Attorney General of the State, widely known in Pennsylvania jour nalistic and legal circles and prominent for years in polities, died in Savannah, Georgia, last night, after a long illness. He was 63 years old. Mr. Hensel was prostrated by illness several months ago, aiul it was feared he would die then, but he rallied aud by careful nursing in his country home near Lancaster he was in a short time considered out of danger, although very weak. Two weeks ago he accepted the in-! vitation of former Senator J. Donald Cameron, who for some time has been residing in Donegal, in Lancaster coun ty, and who was Mr. Hensel's life-1 ng friend, to visit him on his houseboat, the (,'onewago, then in Southern waters, the object being to restore Mr. Hensel's health. The sojourn apparently was beneficial at the start, for a letter re- j cently received by Thomas Lynch Mont gomery, State Librarian, from Mr. Hen sel, who was then on the Cameron houseboat '' in Florida waters," as he expressed it, stated that he was much better but was still very weak. At the time of his death Mr. Hensel evi dently had arrived in Savannah where he suffered a relapse. The body will be sent to Lancaster. Mr. Hensel is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John A. Nauinan, wife of a member of the Lancaster bar, and several brothers and sisters, all resid ing in Lancaster county. Native of Lancaster County Mr. Hensel was born in Quarry ville, | Lancaster county, in 1851, and after I attending the schools, entered; Franklin A: Marshall College where he® was graduated with honors in 1870 1 with the degree of A. B. In 1873 the degree of A. M. was 1 conferred on him by the college. Sub sequentlv both Dickinson College and Washington & Lee University conferred j on him the degree of LL £)., and in 1912 Franklin & Marshall, his alma mater, conferred on him the degree of Litt. D. as an honor for his services as a member of its Board of Trustees, of which ho was president. He was ad mitted to the bar of Lancaster county in 1873, having while studying law, j been a reporter on the Lancaster "In-; telligencer." Mr. Hensel through nil his life con-1 tinued active in journalism, although Continued on Third ram, SCHMIDT INTERESTS BUY HARRISBURG BAKING CO. Two Largest Bakeries of Harrisburg Are to Be Operated by the Capital City Baking Company, About to Be Incorporated The Harrisburg Baking Company, with a six-oven plant at Cameron and Swatara streets, was absorbed lastt night by a eompiny of Harrisburg cap italists headed by Bernard Schmidt, j owner of the Schmidt Bread Bakery, ' at Eighteenth and Holly streets. The management of the South Cam eron street plant was placed in tine 1 hands of E ,W .Manbeck. formerly man ager of that plant and later manager for Bernard Schmidt at his Eighteenth street bakery. James A. Andrews, 1 manager for the Andrews Brothers, of Erie, who operated the Harrisburg! Baking t ompany, turned over the reins, of management this morning. Both the Schmidt aud Harrisburg | bskenes will be operated by a new j company, which will be known as the Capital City Baking Company. Appli cation for a charter for the new com pany will be made to the State Depart ment by Fox Jl G'lver, Harrisburg at torneys, on March 22. Neither plant will lose its individual ity. according to Bernard Schmidt. The different kinds of bread baked now by j the two concerns will be continued. Mr. ' Schmidt said there will be no change in tthe size of the loaves now being sold j nor in the price, notwithstanding the ; fact that the price of flour is above | nonnal. Mr. Schmidt would not make ; public the price paid for the Harris ' burg bakery. The plant of the Harrisburg Baking Company was opened in 1908 with four ovens, and the business has stead ily increased until two more ovens have been added. Mr. Schmidt went ■ into the baking business in a small j way on Derry street in 1891. His j Thirteenth street plant was opened in I 1900. That plant was destroyed by j fire in 1911 and the construction of the new plant at Eighteenth and iHolly j streets was then started. This plant ! was opened April 8, 1912. Six ovens i Hre operated there and the combined i output of the two bakeries to be op- , crated bv the Capital City Baking Com- , pany will total 75,000 loaves of bread , a day. WORK ON THE NEW HIM PLANT TO START IN AIONTH Announced To-day That Buildings to Cost sloo,o<M> Will of Themselves Occupy Five Acres of the Nine-Acre Plot Facing On Cumberland Street It was announced to-day that the Hiokok Manufacturing Couiijiany's new plant to be erected :u on g the Pennsyl vania railroad trucks near Cumberland street, will occupy nine acree and the buildings alone will cover live a»res. This plant will be built because the old plant iu the Capitol Park • Extension zone has to be abandoned, having re cently been sold to the State tor J-10,- 000. Work ou the new plant is expected to start within the next month, and the buildings will be completed early in the tall. Work will be rushed on every part of it. Day & Zimmerman, of Phila delphia, architects and engineers, who are regarded as experts in this class ot work, are preparing the plans, which are almost finished and will have charge of the work when the contract is let.- The new buildings will cost about SIOO,OOO. They will be of concrete, brick and steel. The front part will be two stories high and contain the offices. The rest of the plant will be one-story in height of "saw-tooth" roof con struction by which the light will all come from the roof. It is the intention of the company to move into the new building much 01 the present machinery, but a large lot of new machinery will be purchased aud put under the new roofs. The entire plant will be modern and thoroughly up to date aud with a roof tank for water for use in the various de[»art meuts and in case of fire. The buildings will contain the iron and brass foundries, the machine shop, wood shop, paint shop, blacksmith shop and modern plating department, all or which will be thoroughly equipped with modern machinery for the manufacture of the products of this old-established company. As soon as the company has moved from its present location, which was first occupied by the founder of fhc firm more than half a century ago, the state will sell the old buildings to the highest bidder. They will be removed at once and there will be another big hole in the Eighth ward. It is possible that all of the build jnjs will be cleared away within a vear, including the manufacturing plant proper and the old shoe factory front ing on State street near the bridge across the Pennsylvania railroad. 5 DROPPED FROM FORCE OF PUBLIC WORKS BOARD Three Engineers, an Assistant and an Inspector Are Let Go Because There Is No More Work for Them to Do —Board to Be Abolished July 1 The first cut in the enginering force of the Board of Public Works, which is to be abolished on July 1, or im mediately after the present big city improvements are completed, was made to-day, when five engineers, assistants or inspectors, were dropped because there is no more work for them to do. Those retiring are Henry M. Gross, Lemuel D. Dubois, Joseph Bingatn, en gineers; Frank S. Keet, assistant, and William Hal'bert, an inspector. Only Chief Engineer Joel D. Justin and his stenographer, Miss Sarah Powell, and two other engineers, Elbridge Cowden and Lou Sihoaft, are retained. The reduction in the force was de cided upon in 3 conference between the two members of the Board of Public Works, E. C. Thompson aud J. William Bowman, and William H. Lynch, Com missioner of Highways. Lynch said this afternoon that alfof the" engineers will be reinstated if their services are needed before the Board of Public Works goes out of existence. He add ed, however, that Cowden and Shoaff, too, will havo to go in a couple of weeks unless more work develops for them to do. Those employes who were dropped to day, Lynch said, had been employed recently in preparing estimates on "the improvement jobs which have not yet been complete*! by the contractors. By July 1, when the several big public improvement jobs are complete*!, the numbers of tihe Public Works Board and all engineers then in the Board's employ will be dropped permanently and the department abolished. Under plans now being prepared by the public works engineers, the coal wharf at Market street and the river will probably be abolished and the eighty-foot gap in the river waM closed. However, the que«tion of whether the city can legally close the wharf has arisen and City Solicitor Seitz next week will be asked to give his opinion on that subject. Sholud Seitz decide that the city can close the wharf, then the Stucker Brothers' Construction Company, which has the contract to build the wall, will be authorized to close the gap. FIRE IN COVENANT PARSONAGE S2OO Damage to Home of the Rev Harvey Klear Fire starting in some rubbish in the basement of the parsonage of the Covenant Presbyterian church, at 521 Peffer street, did S2OO worth of dam age at noon to-day. The Rev. Harvey Klear, pastor of that churcih, who re- Bides in the damaged dwelling, is at a loss to account for the fire other than that children who were playing in the basement this morning, accidentally kindled the blaze. The fire charred the joists which sup port the first floor and a good portion of the basement. The district firemen were called from Box 213, Fifth arid Peffer streets, and were in service twenty miuutes. A defective flue in the home of George Walters, 1702 Fulton street, caused a slight fire lasj evening. An alarm wis turned in from Fourth and Hamilton streets, but the firemen were not needed. HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 27, 1915—14 PAGES. HUGE TO WEI FH IS LOE Flood Has Washed Out Fill and Bared Rocks Between ,Maclay and Kelker Streets TAYLOR CANNOT ESTIMATE LOSb of the 15,000 Yards of Dirt to Be Dumped Under the $4,000 Con tract Had Already Been Placed on Elver Bank by Hauling Company Damage that may run into several thousand dollars has been tone by the high water in the Susquehanna river, to the river front (ill, between Kelker and Maclay streets, where loose dirt from the Pennsylvania Railroad im provements in South Harrisiburg la? been dumped in thie last few weeks. , The exact extent of the damage, how ever, cannot be estimated until the wa ters recede to a stage below eleven feet which will bring the top of the con ; erete wall above the surface of water. , The original contract called for , dumping 15,000 cubic yards of earrli pn the bank after placing large st nes for a foundation. The cost of this to the City is to be $4,000. Park Com missioner Taylor sai i this afternoon that between 13,000 and 14,000 cubic : yards already have been dumped. He said he will be unable to estimate tne flood damage until the w H ater recedes. Continued on Fourteenth l*«se. WILOMIMIAOOF IHEJ.TNEY 'BUS CCIWPAKY Temporary Organization Effected Last Night of Concern That Proposes I Operating Line of 50 Autos in the Streets of Harrisburg Temporary organization of the Jitney Transportation Company, a concern I which has announced its puroose to op ! erate a fifty-car auto "bus line in tue city and StJelton, was effected last 1 evening. Augustus Wildman was made I president; Ross Oenslager, secretary, I aud Owen M. Oopeliu, treasurer. [ ' Notice of the new compnny's inten tion to apply to the Pub.ic" Service Commission for a charter w.ll be filed on Monday, and on the following diy the company will meet again to consid er plans for the 'busses which p.ans now are being prepared. A representa tive of an auto concern, which is fur nishing the plans, has assumed the pro moters that if au order is placed at once with his firm the first installment of cars will be ready for shipment within thirty days or immediately ait' o tlie time the company expects to'get its charter. The authorized capital stock of the company is $25,000 of which, a repre sentative said, more than ten per cent, already has been subscribed. A perma nent organization will not be formed, it was said to-day, until the company is chartered by the State. City Treasurer O. M. Copelin and Dis trict Attorney Stroup, who are inter ested in the company, to-day received copies of a San Francisco newspaper Continued on Fourteenth I'nice. EIGHT OF TVZLYIVS CRZW LOST MRNM SUI Washington, Feb. 27.—Minister Van l>yke at The Hague cabled to-day an. unoflicial report that eight of the crear of the American steamer Evelyn sunk by a mine in the North Sea had been lost. Yesterday he sent an unoflicial re port that the missing boat load was safe. FIVE LINERSITART FRCRI U. S. FOR BLOCKADED ZONE New York, Feb. 27.—Five passenger liners bound for ports in the war zone set by Germany around the British Isles were included in to-day's sailings from this port. Hundreds of passengers were aboard. The Lusitania, now the largest as well a* the fastest passenger ship trav eling the Atlantic, had many cabin pas sengers booked for Liverpool. Tho American liner St. Paul for Liverpool, the Holland-American steamer Rotter dam for Rotterdam, the Touraine for Havre and the Kristianifjord for Ber gen were the other sailings. Americans flags and the words "American Line' - in letters four feet high, were painted on both sides of the St. Paul's huH. Two more American flags were painted on her bows. The Rotterdam was marked for identifica tion by lettering on her hull giving her name and destination. Moulin Bouge Ablaze in Paris Paris, Feb. 27, 9.50 A. M.—The Moulin Rouge, well known as a center of the night life of Paris, caught fija early this morning. The entire partment of the center of Paris was called out in an endeavor to put out the flames. "PAPA" DIDN'TKNOW NEW BABY WAS 5 WEEKS OLO Wise Auntie, However, Punctured Plot to Foist Adopted Youngster on "Dad" When She Remarked Upon Length of the Little One's Hair (Special to the Star-Independent.) New York, Feb. 27.—Since his mar riage, fourteen months ago, Charles Kirk s one ambition has been to be the father of a bouncing boy, and several months ago his prett. wife of 20 whis pered something to him when he return ed one evening to his home, 65 Chest nut street, Weehawken, X. J., which pleased him immensely. He kissed her effusively and told her he was very happy. Wednesday evening when Kirk came from the Tietjan & Lang ship yards, where he is a foreman, his sister-in law, Miss Dorothy Wrenn, met him at the door au4 whispered: "It's a splendid, beautiful boy and he is going to be Charlie, Jr." The sister-in-law had attended Mrs. Kirk, he was informed, after a Pas saic physician left. "She is doing ppkndidly," Kirk was told. "But you can only have a peep iat the babv now. Don't trv to pick hint up or wake him. It won't do. j He's too young." • So Kirk had to content himself with l outlnurd on fourteenth I'aice. ILCCU GAfflE COCKSHOLD OWN IN INTER-CIiY MEET Harr sburg Sports Place Heavy Side i Bets on Bout With Philadelphia Birds Held Quietly on Neutral Grounds in Shamokin Harrisburg s,-orts are talking to-day of a cock fight held in Shamokin on Thursday evening in which Harrisburg and Philadelphia game cocks' partici pated aiul in which the result was a draw. For some time there has bceu much rivalry between the breeders of chick ens in Harrisburg and Philadelphia re garding the pugilistic merits of thel> breeds, and on two occasions—once in Philadelphia and a second time in Har risburg—when the two rivals met, the result was unsatisfactory, each faction winning in its home town. The third bout was fought Thursday on neutral grounds—Shamokin—and about a scor« or more of I'kUadelphians and Harris burgers were present. The terms of the match were that six lights should constitute the main, ex cept in case of tie, when a seventh should be fought. The stakes were SSOO a side, but the side bets were very heavy. The tight took place in a garage Continued on Fourteenth I'M lie. TW3 MITELS ff.UST CLOSE' BARS PENDING D'CISIQNS Ann Street Hostelry, in Middletown, and the Berrysburg Hotel Will Have to Stop Sale of Liquor Mon day Until Court Passes on Them Three liquor establishments—two ho tels and one bottling works—that to day are doing business in Dauphin county will not open on Monday morn ing. Tiie hotels will be unable to open their bars 011 that 'lay, because the court has not yet decided whether their licenses will be renewed. The bottling works of John Mackert, Lenkerville, will be closed for at least a year by reason of the proprietor having with drawn his application for a new license. The new license year starts on Mon day. The St. Lawrence hotel, Berrys burg, will have to close its bar tem porarily on that day because the con- Continued on fourteenth I'aec. STHOl'i' QUITS LiitU >R CASE District Attorney Withdraws as Coun sel for Berrysburg Hotel District Attorney M. E. Stroup, who, with Horace A. Segelbaum, had been counsel for Willam H. Bowman, pro prietor of the St. Lawrence hotel, Ber rysburg, whose application for a renew al of his liquor license has been held up pending the court's inquiry into the charge that the hotel has been violating the liquor laws, this morning obtained permission froui the Dauphin county court to withdraw from the ease. He indicated that his withdrawal was not meant in any way to prejudice his for mer client's chances of getting a re newal. Stroup told the court #he thought it was the most advisable thing for him to do. He said: "When I consented to represent Mr. Bowman there were 110 charges of a violation of the law preferred against him. Since that time such charges have been preferred, and I deem it inadvis able and inconsistent with my position as District Attorney—no matter wheth er these charges are well grounded or not—to represent him in this matter, and have si advised Mr. Bowman. Wifch the permission of the court, I, therefore, desire to withdraw as attor ney for the applicant." Judge Kunkel made this reply: "We think your action unquestion ably is propei'. As a public officer and representative of the Commonwealth, we cannot very well see how you can lepresent the Commonwealth in criminal matters and at the same time represent one who is charged with a violation of the law. We will Jlow your applica tion." PREMIER ASQUITH AND CABINET CONSIDERING U. S PROPOSALS -*-,■•■ m ■HU^,;.' ;^:fl^HH hhwwh B i -• s VH -rT-rp". I g«.-i".EaeXK. 3rvt_. ZE3T. By Associated Press. Washington, Feb. 27.—An indication of the British government's attitude to wards the American government's in formal proposals to Great Britain and Germany for the removal of dangers to neutral shipping, officials here thought would be forthcoming to-day. At any rate, an answer is expected in a few days. The German government's attitude on the issue is already known to be favorable to making concessions and as supplying tihe basis for nego tiations between the nations involved. Officials here learned to-day through unofficial sources that some British MOVIE KM IS WHILE Mysteriously Shot and Rilled by One of His Companions During the Play ALL THROW DOWN THEIR WEAPONS No One Lays Claim to tie One Revolver With a Discharged Cartridge That Sends Motion Picture Player to Eternity By Associated Press. " Bos Angeles, Feb. 7. —An investiga tion was under way to-day of the death of Clarence Chandler, a motion picture actor, who was and killed yester day in the staging of a battle scene in the San Fernandino Valley near here. ('handler was a member of an at tacking party instructed to capture sol diers barricaded in a cabin. Be fort word was given for them to begin firing with revolvers, a single shot was heard and Chandler fell in the midst of his companions, shot in the forehead. All threw down their weapons. No one laid claim to the one revolver with a discharged cartridge. The pistols had been loaded with bullets in order to produce a realistic scene in shooting down the door of the cabin. GRAND PRIX AUTO RACE ON Thirty-five Entries in Contest Over Panama-Pacific Exposition Four- Mile Course Bp .1 ssncintcil Press. Francisco, Feb. 27.—Thirty-five drivers turned up their cars to-day for the sixth Brand Prix automobile race scheduled to start at 10.30 a. in. on the Panama-l'acitiic exposition fourmile course. The cars were started three abreast at intervals of fifteen seconds. With ideal weather and a trSK'k which experts declared was in perfect condition, it was thought a new record might be made. Two right angle turns and other irregularities in the course offered, however, formidable handicaps against fast time. Every precaution had been taken to guard agai,nst accidents to racers and spectators. Beside the Grand Prix cup cash prizes amounting to $7,000 were the rewards for the successful contest ants. At the end of the tenth lap D. Re*- ta, in a Peugeat, led. Time, 35.44. Ruckstell, in a Mercer, was second, nine seconds behind. Following were Alley, Hughes, Be Falina, rtickenhacker. Rec ta's average was 68 miles an hour. Earl Ooaper was forced out of the race on the second lap by a broken con nection rod. Cabinet members, including Premier Asqnith, take the attitude that repris als will be necessary in retaliation for Germany's submarine campaign. Eng land's allies, including France and Russia, which have been considering the American proposals, were said to be in full accord with her as to what steps she would take. The Washington government believes that, even though these proposals are not adopted, efi'orts will not be wasted, since it will demonstrate to the bellig erents the sincerity of the purpose of the United States and the impartiality of its position. GE MANS THRUST BACK IN PUS FOR NEW ATTACK ON WARSAW.JfIY RUSSIANS Petrograd, Feb. 27, 12.01 P. M., Via London, 1.55 P. M. —The German infantry forces are being thrust back | iveross the river Nieman in Northern Poland, and the Russian general staff | believe.4 that another German plan of I attack upon Warsaw has been count , ered successfully. Relationship is divided between the j stubborn effort of the Germans to cut I railroad communication to the north I from Warsaw and the coincident re sumption of pronounced activity near > Borjimow, on the Central Poland front j west of Warsaw, To quote the opinion ! of a staff officer as deduced from .these operations by the Germans at widely separated centers —"evidently the Ger mans intend to push forward again in the center. For this purpose they needed reinforcements of troops on the Borjimow front. In the Kovno dis trict, activity is diminishing. Hence it is evidence that the Germans are again using their railway system to draw troops toward Borjimow. In order that we shall not be able to do the same thing, namely rush trocps southward to the Bzura and Haw ka rivers, the Germans are making des t perate efforts first with cavalry and i then with infantry, to cut the railroad from Warsaw north to Vilna. Thanks to the watchfulness of our commanders and to the indomitable energy of our troops, the efforts of the enemy have been futile. This officer added that even though the German plans had succeeded this achievement would not have influenced greatly the Russian position at Borji mow so long as the other railroad lines from Warsaw to the front remained in commission. He said further that the success which the Russians are report ed to have gained at Przasnysz had un covered the German right flank, operat ing a,t Ossowetz, where the artillery en jfagements still remained undecided. RUSSIANS FIGHT STUBBORNLY TO REJOIN THE MAIN ARMY London, Feb. 27, 7.17 A. M. —A dispatch to the "Times" from Petro grad says that information has been received in the Russian capital that several units belonging to the Twen tieth corps, which was surrounded by the Germans in the 'etreat from Kast Prussia, still are fighting stubbornly and probably will be able to rejoin the Russian army. LATE WARNEWS SUMMARY The efforts of the German and Aus trian armies to crumple both ends of the long Bussian front are reported to day to have been checked. Petrograd states that the German drive at War saw from the North has been count ered. The official report from Berlin says that new Bussian forces have ap peared In Northern Poland and began attacks. Near Kolno, the statement an nounces, 1,100 Bussiang were captured. In Eastern Galicla, at thtf other end Continued on Fourteenth Pas*. PfISTSGRIIJK 1 l 9. I PRICE. ONE GhJll. BRITISH SHIP TORPEDOED IN CHANNEL Reported That Mer chantman Meets a Disaster Off Saint Valery-Sur-Somme FRENCH VESSEL GOES TO ASSIST Wreckage Picked Up Near Chrlstianla Indicates That Submarine U-9, Ger many's Terror of the Seas, Has Met Fate She Meted to Others Hy Associated Press, Dieppe, France, Fob. 27, via Paris, 5 A. M.—lt is reported here that a Brit ish merchant shi]> has been torpedoed in the KogJish Channel oft' Saint Val ery-tSur-Hmmnie. A French torpedo boat destroyer has gone out from Dieppe to the assistance of the British ship. | Christiania, via London, Feb. 27, 3.50 A. M. —Wreckage picked tip near Christiansand appears to in.licate a dis aster to tihe German submarine U-9. The German submarine U-9 has play ed an important part in the naval ac tivities of the war. It sank the British cruisers Hogue, Aboukir and Cressy in the North Sea on September 23, and eluded pursuit. On October 25 it sank the British eruiser Hawk. A Dutch steam trawler reported No vember 1 that it had met the U-9 in a disabled' condition off llaaks lightship near Helder on the north coast of Hol land. Its trouble had been caused by becoming entangled in fishing nets. There have been no reiports regarding I the U-9 since that date. ; FORTY WfIRSHIPSOF ALLIES SHELLING TURKISH FORfS Athens, Feb. 27, via London, 5.12 15.I 5 . M.—An allied fleet aggregating i forty warships to-day penetrated the Dardanelles straits .is far as Hortari and within range of Fort Intppe on the Asiatic side, according to rcliabe infor ! mation reaching here to-dny. Fort Intepe was destroyed. Various Turkish engagements also were bom barded. The ships are now within range I of Fort Dardanos. A French squadron is cruising under the forts at the entram-e to the straits, | which are now entirely dismantled. Paris, Feb. 27, 11.15 A. M.—The Athens correspondent of the "Matin" has forwarded the following: "After the complete destruction of the forts at the entrance to the Dard anelles, the allied fleet penetrated the straits and shelled the interior forts. It proceeded down the Dardanelles 14 miles from the entrance." THE ALLIED FLEET BOMBARDS INNER DARDANELLES UORTS London, Feb. 27, 4.49 A. M. —The allied Meet has bombarded interior forts in the straits of the Dardanelles, according to an Athens dispatch to Keuter's Telegram Company. The fire directed upon Fort Dardanos is said to have been particularly severe and the Turkish reply feeble. * The Sedd-Kl-Bahr lighthouse, at the entrance to the Dardanelles, is in flames. The fort of Dardanos is the first to be passed after those which guard the entrance to the straits. GERMAN SOLDIER SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR PILLAGING Kennes, France, Feb. 27, Via Pari#, 5.05 A. M. —A German soldier named Carl Vogelgesang, of the Twenty-sixth Haxon infantry, a native of Eisletoon, has been sentenced here by a French court martial to military degradation and death, having been found guilty of pillaging while under arms, of arson anil of dispatching French wounded. The principal evidence against this German soldier were the entries in his own diary which was found on his per son when he was searched after having been made prisoner by the French, the fifteen of last September. Vogele sang denied before the court that he had killed wounded men. He admitted tlhe ether charges, however, but de clared that he was acting under su perior orders.