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DRESDEN, M BY ITS OWM
CREW, IS GERMAN REPORT
Washington, March 18.—Count von
ißernstorff, the Gennah Ambassador,
yesterday received an official report
from Valparaiso, Chili, that the cruiser i
Dresden was blown up 'by her own crew |
after having been attacked in neutral
waters of Chili by British warships.
The embassy here gave out the text
of the dispatch, which says that wonnd
ed officers of the Dresden make the fol
"The Dresden was lying at anchor,
about 500 yards from the shore in Cum
berland Bay. Juan Fernandez, when she
was attacked by the Kent. Glasgow and
Drama in the early morning of the
14th. She replied with several Shots
to the enemy's fire, which had been
opened at a distance of from two to
two and one-half miles. An ei.emv
broadside damaged the Dresden 'g stern,
whereupon the Dresden showed the flag
of true and sent out a boat protesting
against bombardment in a neutral port.
"The British commander replied that
he had orders to destroy the Dresden;
that the rest would have to 'be settled
bv diplomatic means, ami that he would
with the bombardment unless
the commander of the Dresden blew up
his ship himself. Thereupon the major
ity of the crew was landed, the captain
remaining on board with a small num
ber of men. After blowiug up the
cruiser the captain and this party also
"The exact number of killed has not
vet been determined. It amouuts to
about three to ten. The number of
wounded is fifteen. A Chilian vessel
was also damaged by. pieces of English
shells: other pieces fell on the ground.
"'The'Chilian government has dis
patched two cruisers to Juau Fernandez
with orders to investigate the affair.
"The Dresden did not haul <town her
colors, as stated in the official announce
ment of the British Admiralty, which
does not even mention the fact that the
attack took place in a neutral harbor."
, British Rear Admiral Drowned
London, 'March 18.—It is officially
reported that Rear Admiral Grogan,
who had retired from the service, but
who rejoined at the outbreak of the
war. has been drowned from a warship.
The details are withheld.
Netherlands Bars Pork Export
The Hague, March IS.—The Nether
lauds government has issued a decree
prohibiting the export of pork in any
C. A. FAIR-Carriage and Auto Works
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made to order by expert workmen.
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257 to 33 l /sc/c Reduction
Plain 'Casing 'Red Top Non-Skid Casing
28x3 $8.50 28x3
30x3 $9.00 30x3 $11.35
30x31/2 $11.60 30x3i/o $13.40
32x3% $13.35 32x31/" $15.40
34x3% $14.90 34x31/,
33x4 $19.05 33x4 $22.00
34x4 $19.40 34x4 $22.40
36x4 $20.50 36x4 $23.70
36x41/2 $27.35 36x41/, $31.60
37x5 $32.30 37x5 ." $39.15
Plain guaranteed, 3,500 miles
Red Top Xon-skid, 4,000 miles
Now Is the Time to Retire
E. MATHER CO.
204- Walnut Street
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT; THirRSDAY EVENING, MARCH 18, 1915.
OF INTEREST TO MOTORISTS
FUNERAL OK JOHN 8. WEAVER
Services for Well-known Confectioner
to Be Held at Zion Church
The funeral of John 8. Weaver, who
died yesterday morhing at 11 o'clock
at this home, "205 Pine street, will be
hold Saturday afternoon from Zion Lu
theran church, of which Mr. Weaver
was a deacon and elder for many years.
The services will br in charge of the
Rev. Stewart Winfleld Herman, pastor
of the church Interment will be in
the Harrisburg cemetery.
Mr. Weaver was a prominent church
worker and a charter member of the
Young Men's Christian Association.
Mrs. Charlotte Kohler
Mrs. Charlotte Kohler, aged 73
vears, died yesterday afternoon at her
home, 731 South Nineteenth street.
The funeral will be held from her home
to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, the
Rev. Homer May. pastor of tihe Fourth
Reformed church, officiating. Inter
ment will be made in the Bald.vin
' cemetery, Steeltou.
Mrs. Elsie L. L. Jenkins
Mrs. Elsie Louise Lutz Jenkins, wife
of Raymond T. Jenkins, died yesterday
at the home of her mother, Mrs. D. L.
Lutz, 124 5 Howard street. She is
survived bv her husband, two children,
Richard and Clotile, and three brothers,
! Frank L.. James H. and J. Edward
1 Lutz. The funeral will be held Satur
j day afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Esther E. Cressman
Esther R. Cressman, the 6-year-old
i daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Cress
-1 man. died Tuesday at the home of her
I parents, 342 South Thirteenth street,
i The funeral services will be held at
I the home of her parents to-morrow
f evening at S o'clock. The body will be
' taken to Kutztown Saturday morning
| for burial.
STERLING AUTO TIRE DISPLAY
Booth at Arena Show Under Personal
Supervision of F. B. Bosch
Frank B. Bosch, president of the
Motor Club of Harrisburg, has given his
personal attention to tile arrangement
of the Sterling Auto Tire Company
'booth at the auto show being held this
week at the Arena.
It constitutes the work of the Sterl
ing Auto Tire Comauv anil the display
of "Miller tires.'' But another feature,
and a very handsome one, is the exhibit
of the seven silver cups purchased by
the Ocean City people as trophies for
the three days' run along the Sea, May
! 10, 11 and 12. open to all motor clui)
! members. Adv.*
Surely This Must Be a Wonderful Car To
Enjoy Such a Demand at Such a Season!
Never mind the size of the type—the fact is big and the information vital to you.
You will read it in five minutes. Then use the 'phone—there's no time to lose
WHEN WE TELL YOU that today orders
for immediate shipment greatly in excess of
possible output are pouring in at Lansing —
and that,despite the fact that thebig2s-acre
Reo plants were running double shift, and
turning out 105 cars per day—you'll agree
the condition is remarkable.
FACTORY SCHEDULE of deliveries of Reo
the Fifth —made in August in the usual
course and anticipating the usual "dull
season" of January and February—called
for 300 cars of this model in January and
*450 in February.
ALAS FOR WELL LAID PLANS!' In
January were shipped 1200 instead of 300;
and in February, instead of 450, dealers
took 1800 Reo the Fifths—and begged for
MIND YOU, THAT was middle of winter-
War Year! Just when everybody was trying
to convince everybody else that we were
enjoying hard times the Reo plants were
running a double shift in an effort to keep
up with the demand for immediate ship
ments of automobiles. «-
CAN YOU IMAGINE any stronger testi
mony to the splendid qualities of a car than
that unusual demand at that unusual
"HOW COULD THE FACTORY SHIP that
many cars in those months if their plans
called for the lesser number?" you ask. The
answer is the whole point to this ad.
KNOWING FROM PAST EXPERIENCE
that the demand for Reos is always greater
than the supply —for there never has been
a time since the first Reo was made that
Reo could supply enough cars for all who
wanted Reos —knowing that this demand
would be hopelessly in excess of our facilities
in the spring months, they planned, as they
fondly believed, to meet it.
AT A COST OF OVER SIOO,OOO they had
built a warehouse capable of storing 2,000
HARRISBURG AUTO COMPANY
Third and Hamilton Streets
C. V. NE WS^[
MAN WANTED FOR MURBER |
CAUGHT IN HAGERSTQWN
Charles Lavender, Who Blew Father of!
Girl He Also Attacked, Is Now in
Franklin County Jail Awaiting Au
Cham'bersburg, March 18.—Charles i
Lavender, colored, the negro whom, it i
is charged, brutally kicked and rnur- j
tiered Charles Winters, also colored, on |
Tuesday night, was apprehended by the j
Hagenrtown, M<l., police yesterday aft
ernoon at 2.30 o'clock and brought
here last evening. He was lodged iu
jail and preparations BOW are being
made to give him a preliminary hearing.
Lavender's alleged victim was 44
years old. The fatal assault climaxed
an argument excited by the assailant,
who, the police say, slapped Win'er's
16-year-old daughter over the face.
Lavender is said to be the father of
the unmarried daughter's infaut and
when the youug woman ignored his
command to take the crying babe up
into her arms he slapped hex.
Winte's then intervened Bnd in a I
moment he lay unconscious and dying
at the feet of Lavender. The assail- |
ant then made awav, responding to the i
cries of the crowd that pronounced !
! Winters dead, with tbe remark' " Well,
if he's dead, he will not be missed."
STRUCK BY AUTO, KILLED
Peter Peiffer Stepped Into Path of Ma-!
chine While Going Home
Waynesboro. March 18. —Peter Peif- !
fer, New Franklin was struck by the
automobile of Dr. M. W. Stofer, also
of Now Franklin, on the road about a j
' mile north of that place, Tuesday even- j
ing and was fatally injured.
Mr. Peiffer was the iniin wuo gave
$lB to Ralph Fenstermacher, in tfiis
place, several weeks ngo, when Fens
termacher represented himself as a
member of the State police force and
demanded the money under threat of
arresting form for some supposed crime.
Fensterniaeher pleaded guilty to the
charge before Magistrate Potter and is
now in jail.
Peiffer, who was a>bout 50 years old,
was ' walking along the road to his
home, when Dr. Stofer came driving in
the same direction in his automobile.
The physician blew his horn and
turned out of the road. At the sdme
moment Peiffer, who had beeu drinking,
cars. Planned to run full force on the Reo
the Fifth model during the fall and winter
months, and store the surplus they hoped
to accumulate against the big spring rush.
MADE THE CARS ALRIGHT—but there
the plans were frustrated by dealers'
demands for immediate shipments. These
took the full capacity of the plants for
those months—and today there is not a Reo
the Fifth in that big warehouse!
SO THIS IS TO WARN YOU against delay
in Ordering your Reo. Only by ordering at
once can you hope to get it when you'll
YOU KNOW AS WELL AS WE—if you have
watched it at all —that in previous years
thousands of would-be Reo owners have
been disappointed. Not merely delay in
delivery—but the absolute impossibility of
getting a car. Factory output all allotted to
dealers —dealers' quota all contracted for by
customers weeks in advance.
IT IS A REMARKABLE FACT that in
years past premiums have been paid for
Reos —while cars with lesser reputation
THIS YEAR, BECAUSE of the condition
above recited —not a car in reserve, factory
running double shift and daily demand
keeping pace with and absorbing whole out
put —only those who have learned by past
experience and who order immediately, can
hope to get a Reo the Fifth.
OUR ALLOTMENT FOR THIS YEAR IS
398 CARS—To insure prompt delivery we
have stored a train load on North Tenth
street. They won't last long.
WE SUPPOSE WE OUGHT to te!J you
something about this car —it's the usual
thing to do in an ad. But bless you, every
body in the world knows Reo the Fifth as
"The Incomparable Four."
1 staggered and reeied in front of the
r , —-
SON ACCUSES HIS FATHER
Says He Heard Alleged Slayer Make
Threats Against His Wife
Elkton, Md., March 18.—The State
closed its side of tho case in the i ade
,! gon murder trial yesterday by placing
I Walter Cadt'gon, the 11-yoar-old son
lof tbe prisoner, on the stand. The boy
told of heariujj his father juaJic threats
] against his mother, saw him strike her
' jon several occasions and heard him say
ihe would blow her brains out. His
! testimony was badly shaken on crosg
! examination, however', when he ac
, i knowledged that he heard the case dis
cussed at the home relative.
' | Isaac Lobe Straus, counsel for tJie
defense, in outlining his sifle of the
i case, announced that the prisoner would
I be put on the stand to tell just how
' the shooting took place; that it was
. purely accidental; that CadegoH, being
i without funds, went home to get an
i automatic revolver to pawn, and that
hi* wife followed hiin. and in some ac
, cjdental manner the weapon was dls
WAR ENDS STUDENT'S CAREER
i Carlisle. March 18.—Responding to
, the call of duty and enlisting in the
THIS GREAT PRODUCT OP REO
experience, Reo facilities and of Reo integ
rity, occupies a place that is unique among
. motor cars.
REO THE FIFTH comes as nearly bang a
staple as has ever been designed in an auto
SINCE THIS CHASSIS WAS DEVELOPED
—and you'll remember we said then it
would prove to be "the ultimate car**—
finality in all essentials of chassis design—
the only changes have been in improve
ments, refinements of details and in equip
IT HAS BEEN THE REO AMBITION to
make and to keep this the leading four
cylinder car for that great class of buyers
who want a car of superior quality at a
FROM YEAR TO YEAR as manufacturing
conditions have improved—and especially
this year when Reo ready cash enabled them
to buy when cash was at a premium and to
obtain theretofore impossible values—Reo
buyers have received the benefit in the
LAST SEASON SII7S—NOW sloso—«wne
car, but longer wheelbase and a score of
minor but most desirable improvements.
MORE THAN FORTY THOUSAND of
them today in hands of users —and some of
those users are your intimate friends. Ask
THEY WILL TELL YOU MORE and better
than we can.
AND YOU'LL HEAR FACTS about low up
keep cost that will astound you—«nH that
will explain to you as nothing else could
the reason for the tremendous popularity,
the tremendous in-season and out-season
demand for Reo the Fifth —"The Incom
DON'T DELAY I
; service of his country at the outbreak |
I of the great \sprld war, Arturo Sehuet,
j a Frenchman and a graduate of Con
i way Mall and for several years a resi
dent of the town, died a hero's death
in the Flanders trenches, according to
a telegram received here by Dr. W. A.
Hutchinson, headmaster of the institu
Sehuet, whose home was in <'uba<
1 graduated from Conway in June, 1d14,|
j and was preparing to enter DiAinson
j when war was declared.
| Better Phone Service
: Chambersiburg, March 18.—The Bell
} Telephone Company has decided to cx
j tend to Chambersburg subscribers free
service to all subscribers connected
j with the Shippeusburg exhange on and
after June 1, 1915. This will give
Chambertfnirg subscribers a free talk
ing area with 1,050 subscribers at
Chambersburg, 305 subscribers at Ship
pensburg, 1,136 subscribers at Waynes
boro, 615 subscribers at' Creencastle,
434 subscribers at Mereersburg, mak
ing a total of 3,540 subscribers.
Easton Gets Its Own Electricity
Easton, Md., March'lß.—The town's
electric light plant, which has been in
course of construction since .July, was
turned over yesterday to the Raston
Utilities Commission, under whose juris
diction it will be operated. The plant
i cost about $30,000 anil is considered
> one of the finest in Maryland.
SAYS RUSSIANS KIDNAPPED
OR KILLED 10,000 CIVILIANS
'Berlin, March 18.—Among the items
given out yesterday for publication by
the Overseas News Agency was the
"The Governor of East Prussia in an
official statement says that during the
'first Russian invasion Ift,ooo houses
were burned, 2,000 civilians murdered
and 4,000 kidnaped. During the sec
ond invasion, of the 15,000 civilians
who remained in the province up to Na
vem'ber, 4,000 had been murdered or,
kidnaped bv the Russians. The state
ment adds that 80,000 private apart§'
ments were pillaged and their furnitur#
conveyed to Russia by tTain."
DRUG VICTIM FALLS DEAD
Northumberland, March 18. —De-
prived- of drugs since the Harrison
drug law went into effect, Arthur Ous
kins, 63 years old, fell dead on the
■Friends said yesterday that for sev
eral days Gnskims had walked the
streets in a depressed condition. Re
fused drugM everywhere he was unable
to sit quiet for more than a few sec
onds, and became such a nervous wreck
that he was hardly recognizable by his
Closest friends. It was also said that
Gaskins would not seek a doctor's aid
because he wafc penniless.