The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, March 10, 1915, Image 1

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    THE WEATHER
FAIR TO-NIGHT
AND TO-MOKBOW
DcMIM Hcftrt, Put •
VOL. 77—NO. 82.
e9TARLI«HED
DVT. 4. IS7«.
SHOOTS DOWN WOMAN IN STREET AND
THENTAKES HIS OWN LIFE WITH DULLET
Stephenson W. Keys,
Chauffeur and Lately
Restaurant Owner,
Sends Revolver Ball
Through Jaw of Mrs.
Norah Hosie, Fires
Another Through,
Own Brain and Dies I
In Few a Minutes —
Woman In Hospital
But Will Recover
EXCITEMENT IN
MARKET CROWD
Great Throng Presses
About Body In
Street and Police
Have Trouble Pre
venting Curious Per
sons From Removing
Covering—Teeth
Gathered For Sou
venirs—Man Had
Been Attentive to
His Victim But the
Police Do Not Know
What Led to Quarrel
Mrs. Xorah Hosie, 1624 North
ISixth street, is in the Harrisburg hos
]>ital in n serious conditron with her
loiyer jaw bone shattered by a onllet,
and Stephenson \Y. Keys, a chauffeur,
1117 James street, is dead, a suicide,
following the latter's sensational at
tempt to nmrder the womaji at Wyeth
and Basin streets at 9 o'clock this
morning. Crowds of people were near,
going to or from the Verbeke street
market, a few blocks away.
No more spectacular shooting ever
oceured in llarristuirg and hundreds of
marketers viewed the body of the man
as it lay on the sidewalk in front of
1417 Wyeth street for more than an
hour before its removal was ordered by
Coroner Kckinger.
Morbidly euriois persons blocked the
street and policemen had trouble in
keeping them from removing the cov
ering from the body.
Two teeth, shot from the woman's
were found on the street and were
eagerly gathered up by spectators to be
kept as mementoes of the crime.
There were no spectators to the
actual shooting, so far as the police
have learned. A eiowd of workingmen,
unpacking a case of lining in the Har
risburg Leathei Products Company
plant, at Basin and Wyeth streets,
heard two shots fired in quick succes
sion and, looking from the doorway,
saw the woman reeling iu the center
of the street and the man lying on
the sidewalk, the revolver by his side.
The man evidently had shot them
both. They were bleeding profusely.
He Dies ir Few Minutes
The woman collapsed in a sitting po
sition on tie steps of the leather com
pany plant and the workmen ran to
her assistance. Keys already was un
conscious and was gasping his last. He
lived but a few moments afterward.
When the woman looked «around and
Baw Keys lying in the sidewalk she
uttered a shriek and tried to call his
name, but her mouths-was filled with
blood and she could not talk.
Few persons have been found who
had seen the couple together before the
shooting but one person in the crowd
that collected at the scene of the trag
edy, said Keys had met the woman
in Reily street and that they had walk
ed to the corner where Keys opened
fire.
The police were on the scene of the
crime in a few minutes and the woman
was hauled to the hospital. When the
crowd collected the police demanded a
\ cover for the body of Keys and a
piece of heavy wrapping paper was ob-
Cmtlaaed om Mnth p«„,.
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&1)C Star- 4Smam Jtikpaikiti
VOTE TO BUY f CORNIICK
PLOT FOR ASPHALT PLANT
City Commissioners Docide, S-to-2, to
Purchase Site For 96,030, aud Pro
vide Funds For the Erection of
Buildings There
By a vote of 3 to 2—Mayor Royal j
and Commissioner Taylor dissenting—
the City Commissioners at an adjourn
ed session this afternoon passed finally
the ordinance* carrying appropriations
totaling s2o,tM>o, providing for the
purchase of a plot of MeOormick's Es
tate ground on South Ninth street, as a
site for a municipal asphalt repair
plant and authorizing the construction
of rhe plant.
For the ground the trustees of the
Henry MeCormiok Estate will be paid
$6,630, less two per cent., which goes
as a commission to Rabbi Samuel
Friedman, who acted as their real es
tate representative in the transaction.
This money is to be paid oat of the
$25,000 loan authorized in 1913 and
consequently the balance, or so much
thereof, as is necessary, will be ap
plied to the cost of erecting the plant.
Commissioner Lynch announced, fol
lowins the meeting, that he will begin
advertising next week for bids for the
construction of the plant and that the
proposals likely will be opened and
the contract awarded duriuii the last
week in March, so that the plant
should be in operation possibly bv
May 1.
Taylor opposed the ordinance pro
viding for the purchase of the McCor
mick ground, he said, because he thinks
the ptm'e is excessive.
The Mayor said he opposed tdie
measure because of the protest filed by
First ward residents. He contended
that they should be given the same
consideration as the Cameron street
merchants and manufacturers who suc
cessfully opposed placing the plant in
their section of the city.
Gorgas voted with Lynch and Bow
man, he said, because the Planning
Commission recommeuded the plot as
the logical site. Bowman and Lynch
gaA-e that also as their reason for fa
voring the ordinance and besides they;
said another site where there is a sjd- I
ing cannot be had except for a higher
price.
Action on the ordinance making an
appropriation to pay the cost of repair
ing the Friendship Company's steam
fire engine was |>ostpohed for'one week.
$2,000 BAILFOR BARGEST
Driver of Auto That Figured in Fatal
Crash Is Arrested and Put
Under Bend
Arrested this morning on a charge
of involuntary manslaughter, John
Hargest, Jr., the chauffeur who drove
the ill-fated auto that crashed into a
Valley Traction Company car at Front
and Walnut streets on' the night of
January 1, resulting in the death of
Miss Grace Mapgans, furnished a
$2,000 boud to appear at a preliminary
hearing before Alderman E. J. Hilton
on Friday morning at 10 o'cloak.
illargpst made no effort to escape ar
rest. The warrant was served by Con
stable Charles Smith. Later "young
Hargest was released, his father,"John
Hargest, formerly Register of Wills of
Dauphin c&unty, furnishing the neces
sary bo,pd after Judge Kunkel fixed
the amount.
11 BIDDERS ON STREET SIGN'S
Proposals Received To-day for 4,000
Markers for City Thorough/ares
Representatives of eleven manufac
turers of street signs to-day submitted
proposals to William H. Lynch, High
way Commissioner, for supplying the
4,000 markers desired for use in the
city. Many of the bids are qualified
proposals and these must be inquired
into as well as a selection made from
the samples of signs submitted. Lynch
will not decide foi; several days" the
firm to which he will recommend award
ing the contract.
Steel, enamel plated, tile, wood and
brass samples were submitted. The
bids run from 23 cents each to $1.25.
The bidders were: Standard Sign Man
ufacturing Company, PittsSiurgh;
George H. Lewis & (V, George M.
Klineline, J. Horace McFarland Com
pany, E. B. Hoffman, William S. Tunis
and Thomas A. Johnston, Harrisburg;
Royal Enamoling & Manufacturing Co.,
Chicago; Century Manufacturing Com
pany, Lancaster; Crichton-Curl Enamel
Company, El wood City, and Gallon Iron
Works Jfc Manufacturing Co.
HIDE BABY IN QUARRY
Foreign Parents Dispose of Body Rather
Than Bear Funeral Expenses
Workingmen ip Cubler's quarry at
the east end of Steelton came upon the
body of a baby this morning at 9
o'clock. It was covered by a bed com
fort on which stones and srticks were
laid so it would not be blown away.
Coroner Eckinger had the body re
moved to Wilt's undertaking establish
ment where it was examined by a phy
sician who said that the baby was born
Jead, evidently of foreign parentage,
and had been hidden in the quarry to
avoid burial expenses. The body was
hidden sometime during the night at a
spot in the quarry which is not now
being worked. The county will likely
bear the expense of burial."
HARRISBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENIN&, MARCH 10, 1915—12 PAGES.
TO MAKE STREET REPAIRS
WITH CASH WALTER SEEKS
Lynch H« Will Spend 93,730
Claimed By Contractor and Let the
Latter Sue If He Wants to, Unless
Bonding Company Acts
I William H. Lynch, Highway Com
missioner, said this afternoon that if
the bonding company backlog Charles
P. Walter who has the $15,000-a-vear
street rejiair contract and who has re
fused to do any more work, declines to
rej air the streets, then the city will
proceed with the work and pay for it
out of the $3,750 quarterly installment
yet due on the Walter contract and to
I which Walter lays claim
i Lynch further stated that the $3,-
i 7'50 is ample to pay the cflst of all
j street repair work necessary now but
added that since the city is well pro
tected against any loss on this contract
he is disused to give the bonding com
pany ample time to consider the ques
tion of completing Walter's alleged
unfinished contract.
A Scranton trust company, which is
Walter's surety, was told of the^con
tractor's refusal to go to work on Sat
urday and up until noon to-day had
not advised City Solicitor Seitz of its
intentions. Walter yesterday took the
stand that the necessary ten-day notice
directing him to go to work, was not
received by him until March 5, so that
he has until March 15 to decide upon a
course of action. Lynch contends that
the time for Walter to decide long since
his expired, yet he to-day said that so
far as he is concerned no suit will be
brought against Walter to compel him
to carry out the contract.
"If Walter and his bonding com
pany both refuse to do the work,"
said Lynch, "it will be up to city
to do it and pay for it out of the $3,-
750 which would be due Walter on
April 1. If we do the work, then it
will be up to Walter to prove his claim
that his contract with the city for the
street repair work has expired and that
he is entitled to the money"
THE SITUATIONTN MEXICO
Developments Awaiting Carranra's An
swer to IT. S. Note Demanding
Improvement In Conditions
By Associated Press.
Washington, March 10.—Develop
ments in the Mexican situation to-day
were awaiting General Carranza's an
swer to the American note demanding
i an improvement of conditions in Mexi
co City. There were indications that
the reply would be favorable.
Conflicting dispatches as to the
evacuation of Mexico during the
last 24 hours cauled much doubt. A
dispatch from Vera Cruz yesterday at
10 a. m. indicated General
was still in control. The Villa agency
had dispatches from Juarez saying Ob
regon's troops evacuated yesterday
and were replaced by Zapata "troops.
No changes were made in the naval
; onlers which are sending the battle
ship Georgia and the armored cruiser
Washington to Vera Cruz to reinforce
the fleet of small craft there.
Populace in Mexico City Starving
Washington, March 10.—The Mexi
can Red Cross to-day appealed to the
American Red Cross through Secretary
Bryan for food for the starving popu
lace in Mexico City. The appeal said
the famine in the Mexican capital was
rapidly growing worse. Secretary Bry
an saitl the State department would co
operate with the Red Cross as far as
possible.
BALTIMORE BANKER TO SPEAK
Henry F. Baker, of Garrett & Sons, to
Address Chamber of Commerce
Henry F. Baker, of Baltimore, a
partner in the banking house of Rob
ert Garrett & Sons, former president
of the Merchants' and Manufacturers'
Association, the leading commercial or
ganization of tSat city, and one of the
most prominent citizens of Baltimore,
will address the members of the Har
risburg Chamber of Commerce at lunch
eon at noon next Friday in the Harris
burg Clulb
The rebuilding of Baltimore since
the great fire and the great strides
that city has since made as a commer
cial and industrial center and seaport
will be the subject of Mr Baker's ad
dress.
The Chamber of Commerce expects
the many business men of this city who
have come here from Baltimore will
make the luncheon for Mr. Baker the
occasion for a reunion. It is also ex
pected to stimulate the cordial rela
tions that already exist between Haf
risburg and Baltimore.
Action on Third Judge Delayed?
When the Nissley House bill provid
ing for an additional law judge for
the Daupihin county court reached the
final passage stage in the Senate to-day
Senator Sproul, of Delaware, asked that
it go over for the present. This was
agreed to, and it will not receive public
consideration until next Monday night.
Beds Come Quickly for Poor
The Board of Poor Directors of Dau
phin county yesterday appealed throujph
the news columns of the Star-Independ
ent for tw*> beds to care for a destitute
family. In twenty minutes this morn
ing offers of five beds were made to
the Directors, more than enough for
immediate needs.
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PROJECTM
BEFfIREIERS
Commissioners Will
Ask People to Ap
prove Bond Issue For
Improvements
FOR PAVING AND
A NEW BRIDGE
Plan Is to Submit to the Electors a
Proposal to Borrow Money, Most of
Which Would Be Used For a
Walnut Street Viaduct
When the voters at the election next
Xoveniber select their choice of can
didates for City Commissioners they
also will be asked to approve or dis
approve a $350,000 or $400,000 Im
provement loau providing for a con.
erete viaduct at Walnut street and fur
ther street paving work —so City Com
missioners, among them William L. Gor- j
gas, said to-day.
Residents of Allison Hill are besieg
ing the City for another
outlet te the Hill. A majority of the
Commissioners this morning em
phatically declared that notwithstand
ing the fact that the City can, by ordi
nance, increase its indebtedness to the
extent of possibly $600,000, they will
not endorse niakipg any heavy expendi
ture without first having the matter ap
proved by the voters.
Commissioner Gorgas said plans are
now being laid to subiriit the Walnut
street bridge loan question to the voters
for approval, but he added that it Is.
too early to aay who will be the sponsor
for the ordinance carrying that loan
proposal.
In view; of the fact that the City
now has little or no mqney to pay the
cost of paving street intersections ex
cept thogo on which paving already
have been authorized, Mr. Gorgas add
ed that no doubt the electors will be
nskpri tn pass upon a »00,000 loan for
that purpose.
i The voters in 1910 disapproved of
the plan to build a bridge over the
Pennsylvania railroa. at Walnut street,
defeating a proposed S3OO, loau by
a vote of 3.&5S to 2,451. The pro
posed $50,000 paving loan which the
City Councils in 1913 sought to have
approved, was defeated by 74 votes, the
official count being 3,948 against and
3,87 4 for it.
The City also will be obliged to pro
vide money to pay damages incident to
the wiping out of the " Hardscrab'ble"
district, and while the sum may run
up to or even exceed $60,000, the ex
act amount will not be determined until
after the viewers pass upon the open
j ing of North Front street, between
| Herr and C'alder.
DRINKSBOnii OFBROME
Woman Dope Fiend Endangers Life
by Taking Big Dose—Ward at
Almshouse Opens
A woman deprived of morphine be
cause of the new federal anti-narcotic
law endangered her life at the <Harris
burg hospital this morning by drinking
a bottle of bromide in an attempt to
get enough dope to satisfy her craving.
cJhe was given an antidote and is ex
pected to recover. Bromide is admin
istered in doses in eases of morphinism.
She had been treated by a private
physician jn the city but became so'
serious that she was admitted to the
hospital this morning. There are three
cases in the hospital now aud that in
stitution is filled up'and no more can
be accommodated. The ward at the
county almshouse was opened this morn
ing aud two patients have been admit
ted there so far.
The first was n woman who has been
using laudanum for thirty years. The
second was a man who has been in the
ha'bit of chewing opium gum. The
(Board of Poor directors of the county
have arranged to care' for all serious
cases. The county physicians have
more than one hundred cases since
<March 1, when the law went into ef
fect.
PLAN NEW 19iH ST. BRIDGE
County Commissioners Propose That
One Be Built for sH,ooo
The County Commissioners this
morning said they plau to replacq the
Nineteenth street truss bridge over, the
.Philadelphia & Reading railroad, which
has been condemned by County Engi
neer Hershey as too light for the heavy
traffic of that thoroughfare, with a
modern two-span concrete structure to
cost in tthe neighborhood of SB,OOO.
The County Engineer, the Commis
sioners say, Jias been delegated to get
into communication with the Harris
burg Railways Company, whose tracks
cross the present structure, and also
with the Philadelphia & Beading Bail
road Company, for the purpose of re
lieving the county of bearing the total
cost of the proposed bridge.
Th» present bridge is a one-span af
fair and, as the one suggested .will be
of two spans and require the erection
of a central pier on the right of way
of the Reading, that company's approv
al of the idea first must be obtained
before the bridge plans are prepared.
MED WW
ON MAjrS TRAIL
Suicide of Lillian May
Cook Causes Further
Revelations in Rich
Man's Duplicity
ALLEGED HE LEFT
WIFEIN SCR ANTON
Woman Listed As His Widow In Di
rectory Claims New Haven Manu
facturer Deserted Her and Three
Daughters Many Tears Ago
By Asiociated Press.
Scranton, Pa., .vlarch 10.—Mrs. Flor
ence Mayo, residing on Sunset avenue,
this city, with her three daughters,
claims to be the wife of Virginius J.
Mayo, the Xew Haven manufacturer
whoso identification with the sensu
tionul suicide in that city of his clerk,
Miss Lillian May Cook, led to dis
closures concerning his dual life in New
Haven and -.rooklyn
In the Scranton directory Mrs. Mayo
is listed as the widow of Virginius
•Mayo, and she explained to-day that
she had not hoard from her husband
in years and a friend i rming her he
was dead she assumed she was a widow.
Mrs. Mayo added that the first news
she had received of him in fifteen years
came when she read in tho newspapers
the story brought out by the suicide
of the Coo girU Mrs. Mayo declared
she was never'divorced from her hus-'
band, Sho says she has engaged counsel
and will take legal steps against Mayo,
looking to *he support of herself and
daughters, v-arolotta, aged 23; Marion,
19, and Dorothy, 21.
LEAVES BED IBJUT THROAT
Mrs. Emma Miller Puts Out Light and
Then Commits Suicide With
Butcher Knife
Pillow Postoffice, March 10.—leav
ing her bed at 1 o'clock this morning
and going into the kitchen, Mrs. Emma i
Miller, of this place, cut her throat j
with a butcher knife and died several
minutes later. She had been ill for
several months and was despondent.
When she left her bed early this
morning her movement awakened her :
husband, whom she told that she wa.s i
j not feeling well and that she was going j
! for her medicine. She lit the lamp in'
! the kitchen and after finding the sharp
knife extinguished the light and drew
! the blade across her throat. She cut
the jugular vein and although her hus
band reached her side as soon as he
heard her body fall to the floor and
promptly summoned a physician, death
occurred before the flow of blood could
be stopped.
Mrs. Miller leaves no children. She
was thirty-six years of age. Coroner
Eckinger this morning investigated the
circumstances of the suicide.
Pillow Postofliee, or Uniontown, is
i near Mandata, in the upper end of Dau
phin county.
SENATOR CKOYV IS 45 TO-DAY
Flowers and 45 Lincoln Pennies Placed
on His Desk This Morning
Senator William E. Crow, of Fav
| ette county, is 45 .years old to-day,
j having been born in German township,
I Fayette county, on March 10, 1870.
| He has been a newspaper man, lawyer
and politician in his time, and first
came to the Senate in 1907, and has
twice been re-elected. He served as
President Pro Tem. of the Senate in
1911, and has been chairman of the Re
publican -State Committee for two years.
Few were in tihe secret of this be
ing the anniversary of Senator Crow's
birth, among them being Secretary W.
Marry Baker, who had the Senator's
desk decorated with a huge vase of
Killarney roses and ferns when he en
tered the Senate this morning.
Senator Moore, of Allegheny, collect
ed 45 Lincoln pennies from his col
leagues and put them on Senator Crow's
desk, one for each year. There was a
great deal of handshaking and congrat
ulations were expressed.
Gladys Vanaerbilt Recovering
London, March 10, 3.41 A. M.—
Countess Lazlo Szecbenyi, formerly
Miss Gladys Vanderbilt, of New York,
is recovering frlwn the smalLpox, whieh
she contracted while nursing wounded
in an Austrian hospital three weeks
ago, according to a Budapest dispatch
to the "Post,'' dat&i March 2.
O. B. McOonkey Opens Law Office
Charles B. McConkey announced to
day that he has opened offices for the
general practice of law in room No.
304, third floor, Bergner building,
Third and Market streets.
Senate Adjourns Till Monday
The Senate, after clearing its cal
endar this morning, adjourned to meet
next Monday evening at 9 o'clock.
MISER
urns
Prinz Eitel Friedrich
• In U. S. Port Wi th
More Than 30 0
Prisoners of War
IN NEED OF COAL,
AND PROVISIONS
Vessel Slips Into Hampton 73 oads
Early To-day After Presiuji ably
Eluding the British and flench
Cruisers Along the Coast
By Associated Press.
Newport News, Va., March 10.—The
German auxiliary cruiser Prinz ' Eitel
Friedrich, another of the elusivi; Ger
man sea rovers, which have bee o de
stroying commerce of the allies >]n the
seven seas, slipped into port herei early
to-day, presumably eluding the firitish
and French cruisers along the const, in:
need of repairs, coal and provisions for j
her crew and with more than 30"J pris
oners, taken from prizes. >
.Last night after dark the G erinan
ship appeared off Capo Henry, but did
not enter until after daylight, when
sho passed quarantine and dropped her
anchor at this port. All her officers
preserved the strictest silence aud hor
captain at once dispatched a message
telliug of his arrival uud the condition
of hi» ship to the German eml>a*sy at
Washington.
Guarding U. S. Neutral! t y
No sooner had tho Prinz llitel an
chored than the United States coast
guard ship 6nondago went .-ilongsido
to take up her watch to pres«rvo the
neutrality of the United Stat«>s, until |
officials at Washington decic'l»j what
shall be done.
Scarred by the red rust an <1 salt of
her months at sea, the Germ iw auxil-
Contlnurd on Eltvrnth I
THREE MOREBIISH SHIPS
VICTIMS OF SUBMARI NES IN
RAIDS OFF ENGLISH COAST
London, March 10. —An Admiralty
announcement issued last night, shows
that German submarines yesti&rday sank
three British steamships. '.Phe state
ment says:
"The steamship Tangistan, was sunk
! by a German submarine off Scarborough
'at 12.30 o'clock, the morning of March
9. Only one man of her cj eiw of 38
men were saved.
"The steamship Blackwoo*! was sunk
by a submarine, without v Earning, off
;.Hastings at 6 o'clock, the morning of
I March 9. Her crew of 17 was saved.
"The steamship Princes i Koyal, of
Glasgow, was sunk without warning by
i a German submarine at 9.15 o'clock,
' the morning of March 9, o fl' Liverpool.
! Her crew .of 34 was saved. ''
This brings the total number of
ships sunk in the German '- 'blockade"
{to 19. The loss of the Tangistan,
j Blackwood and Princess Royal—tho
j two former cargo boats artd the latter
once a coastwise passenger steamship—
! indicates that German submarines again
! are raiding at widely sep/irated places
j around the British Isles. As the boats
were torpedoed in a period of less than
nine hours it would seem probable that
each was sunk by a different subma
rine.
Scarborough, off whacli port the
Tangistan was sunk, i» -cai the North
Sea, in Yorkshire; Hastings is on the
English Channel, in Sussex, anil Liver
pool is on the Mersey naar the Irish
Sea.
The Tangistan, the lanjcst of tho
sunken vessels, was of 2,2.93 tons dis
placement. She was built in 1906
and owned by the Strict. Line, of
Swansea.
The Blackwood was bcdlt in 1907,
and belonged to the Tyn aside Line, of
North Shields/ She was of 741 tons.
The Princess Royal was owned by
M. Langlands & Sons, erf Glasgow. She
was a steamship of 559 tons displace
ment and was built in IS' 12.
LATE WARIEWS SUMMARY
Another of the Germ i n submarines
which have been seeking to enforce
Germany's naval war zone decree has
gone to the bottom. Tlie British ad
miralty announced to-day that the U-24)
built In 1013, had been J estroyed.
The German auxiliary cruiser Prinz
Eitel Friedrich, which lias succeeded
in evading for months a large number
of British warships, re; u :hed Newport
News, Va., to-day, and may be intern
ed there. j
Bombardment of the* Dardanelles,
which was again interrupted by un
favorable weather conditions, is report
ed unofficially, to have been resumed,
and the allied fleet to liave made fur
ther progress in the ruuTOws. Berlin
and Constantinople, howwer, persist in
statements that no serious damage has
been inflicted except to the weaker
fortifications at the entrance to the
straits.
A dispatch from (leneva gives a
Vienna report that It: Jlan warships
put to sea, and probably are on their
way to the Dardanelles. This report
lacks substantiation.
Germany has taken further measures
to conserve food supplies. The Bundes
rath has ordered the expropriation,
Continued on Ml li h Pas*.
POSTSCRIPT
PRICE, ONE CENT.
SUBMARINE
U-?0 SUNK
BY BRITISH
German Boat Goes to
Bottom When Ram
med b] r Torpedo Boat
Destroyer Ariel
CREW SAVED AS
THEY SURRENDER
Will Be Held for Trial in Connection
With the Sinking of Merchant Vm>
sels—U-30 Probably Sunk the
Blackwood Yesterday
London, March 10,2.35 P. M.—The
German submarine U-20 has been sent
to the bottom, according to a statement
issued to-day by the British Admiralty.
The submarine, according to the of
ficial announcement, was rammed to
day by tho British torpedo boat destroy
er Ariel. It went to the bottom. The
members of the submersible's crew sur
rendered anil were saved. The location
of the sinking of the submarine is not
disclosed in the Admiralty announce
ment.
' The captured crew will be deprived
of all special privileges as was done
in the cane of the men on board the
U-8, and they will be held for trial in
connection with the sinking of mer
chant vessels.
The U-20 probably is the submarine
which yesterday sunk the British
steamer Blackwood.
The submarine U-20 was built in
191*!. She had a displacement of 84®
tons and a speed of 17 knots on the
surface and 12 knots submerged. She
was equipped with four torpedo tybea,
two on the bow and two in the sternv
Comparatively she was one tjf the
larger German submarines, the U-8 and
the U-9 having a tonnage of only 300
and a submerged speed of not more than
eight knots. The maximum radius of
boats of the U-20 type has been given
in marine circles of 2,000 miles.
The loss of the U-20 makes the sev
enth German submarine to 'be destroyed
since the beginning of the war, aceotd
ing to statements given out officially in
London.
OWNER OFHA, SEIZED
BY FRENCH, FILES PROTEST
Paris, March 10, 10.10 A. M.—E. N.
Breitung, of New York, owner of the
steamer Dacia, has entered a protest
against the seizure of his vessel by the
French maritime authorities. He haa
engaged Paul Govare, president of the
French Association of (Maritime Law, to
defend his interests.
The Dacia belonged formerly to ike
'Hamburg-American Line. She changed
her registry and became an American
ship after the outbreak of hostilities.
Laden with cotton and destined to .Ger
many she was on her way from the
United States to Rotterdam when picked
up at sea by a French cruiser and taken
into 'Brest. Her case is to come up be
fore tho French- prize court.
BROOKLYN EX-MAYOR DIES
Wife, 111 in Adjoining Boom, May Soon
Follow Him In Death
By Associated Press.
New York, March 10.—Charles A.
Schieren, formerly Mayor of Brooklyn,
died to-day of pneumonia. 141 an ad
joining room his wife lay bo ill of the
same malady that it was thought she
could not live the day out. Mr. Schieren
was 73 years old; his wife is the same
age. They had been planning to cele
brate their golden wedding in Novein»
ber.
Mr. Schieren was elected Mayor of
Brooklyn on the Republican ticket in
1893. He was one of the founders ot
the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Dur
ing the past year or two he had retired
from the directorates of several finan
cial and other institutions.
Increase in U. S. Steel Tonnage
New York, March 10'.— The unfilled
tonnage of the United States Steel
Corporation on February 28, totalled
4,345,371 tons, an increase of 96,8(10
tons over January.
WALL STREET CLOSINQ
By Associated Press.'
New York, March 10.—Cessation of
the buying movement In the caai hour
provoked renewed selling and price*
yielded generally. The dosing waa ir
regular. Stocks moved sluggishly and
with a downward tendency for the
greater part of to-day's session. -