The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, March 18, 1915, Page 9, Image 9
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 lowing statement: "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 went ashore. "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 form. C. A. FAIR-Carriage and Auto Works EAST END MULBERRY STREET BRIDGE Auto Tops, Seat and Dust Covers, Curtains, ete., made to order by expert workmen. Satisfactory Repair Service "TRY US" MYERS, THE TIRE HAH" Distributors for United States and Goodyear Solid and Pneumatic Tires Rrfere After 9 W I """ ■ RrpalrM Rtfilni vw Tire repairing of all kinds. Located in new build ing equipped with latest improved machinery. 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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.* p 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 more. 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 season? "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 i Charles Lavender, Who Blew Father of! Girl He Also Attacked, Is Now in Franklin County Jail Awaiting Au thorities' Actions 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 want it. 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 went a-begging. 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." I I 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 ) charged. 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 mobile. 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 ment. 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 moderate price. 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 lower prices. 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 them. 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 parable Four." DON'T DELAY I 1 " ; 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 : tion. 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. 9 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 following: "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 street here. ■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.