The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, March 23, 1915, Image 1

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Detailed Report, Pace I
■Sr A ?""" KD 77—NO. 93.
iwo msns f
The Rev. B. H. Hart
and the Rev. J. H.
Daugherty Transfer
red to Other Charges
Bishop Burt Removes Their Pastor De
spite Petitions For Reappointment
—Trustees to Take Action To
According to announcement made
to-day- at the Central Pennsylvania
Methodist conference at Shamokin,
the Kev. B. H. Hart, pastor of the
Fifth Street Methodist church, will be
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At Fifth Street Fourteen Years
transferror! to the Pine Street church,
Williamsport, and the Rev. John H.
Daugherty, pastor of the Ridge Ave
nue church, goes to St. John's church,
Sun-bury. The new pastor of Fifth
Street will he the Rev. Edwin A. Pyles, 1
of Pine Street church, Williamsport,
and the Rev. ,\lr. Daugherty's succes
sor at Ridge Avenue, will be the Rev.
William W. Hart man. The Rev. Mr.
Hart and the Rev. Mr. Daugherty
have been in this city longer than any
of the other Methodist ministers, the
former fourteen years and the latter
A committee of seven members of
the Fifth Street Methodist church,
which yesterday went to Shamokin to
petition Bishop Hurt for the return of
the Rev. B. 11. Hart, as pastor of the
congregation, wax told by the bishop
tli it the Row Mr. Hart would not be
reappointed to his charge in this city.
A special meeting of the trustees of
the Fifth Street church ha.s been call
ed for to-night, when it is believed the
bishop's decision will 'be protested.
Who Leaves Ridge Avenue
Bishop Burt gave no reason for
taking the Rev. Mr. Hart from Hai*
ridburg, except that he considered the
latter's fourteen years of service at
Fifth (Street church long enough. It is
on this point, according to E. F. Bates,
a trustee of the church, that the local
churchmen desiring Mr. Hart's return
may tfike issue with the bishop, since i
there are no 'limitations to the length
of a pant orate, and no rules would be
broken by the return of Mr. Hart.
If the Rev. Mr. Hart is transferred,
despite the protests from members of
his congregation, the transfer will be
an exchange of pulpits with the Rev.
Mr. Pyles. The latter is well known
in this city. For some years he had
charge of churches at Mechanicsburg
anil West Fairview.
Shamokin, Pa., March 23.—The
Central-Pennsylvania Conference of
the M. E. church adjourned at noon to
day after the announcement 0111 the ap-
Coutlnued on Ulfkth l'lft.
®l)e Star- Mh Jnkpenknt.
Resolution Endorsing Woman Suffrage
and Urging Pastors to Support Bill
Is Passed at Closing Session—ln
troduced by the Rev. Charles Roads
By Associated Prcst.
Norristowu, Pa., March 23.—The
closing session of the 128 th annual
Philadelphia Methodist Kpiscopal con
ference was held to day. A resolution
endorsing woman suffrage and urging
pastors to support the suffrage bill now
pending in Harrisburg was passed. It
was introduced by the Kev. Charles
Koads, of Shenandoah.
Bishop Theodore S. Henderson, of
Tennessee, who presided while Bishop
McDowell was completing thie list of
appointments, delivered an address in
which he urged the ministers to make
the coming year the greatest evangel
istic period irt the history of the church
in America.
Dr. G. H. Bickley, spoke in behalf
of the board of sustentation. He said
the amounts collected last year were
$6,588, an increase of $172 over the
preceding year. Dr. Bickley said the
conference wants to limit a minister's
minimum salary to SBOO per year, and
he appealed to the conference to do
better work for the sustentation fund.
The annual report of the statistician
showed that 8,996 Sunday school schol
ars were admitted to church member
ship during the year. The total num
ber of church members in the confer
ence is 88,001, an increase of 3,431
over that of last year. There are 403
churches in the conference, and J474,
999 was the total expenditure for
ministerial support.
The appointments in part follow:
West District
E. C. Griffiths, superintendent.
Ardmore, William Downey.
Bainbridge and Falmouth, Russeli
Oharlestown, A. C. F. Ottey.
Coateeville, T. W. McKinney.
Columbia, Cookman, W..S. Nichols.
Coventryville, W. F. Humphrey.
Grove, W. H. Zewizi'g.
Lancaster, Broad street and Salun
ga, E. B. Baker.
Leola and New Holland, G. W. To
Washington borough, to be supplied.
Northwest District
George W. Izer, superintendent.
Berrysburg, to be supplied by pastors
of Lykens and Wiconisco.
Cornwall, William E. Myers.
Coxestown, Alfred Harries.
Halifax, A. T. Collom.
Hunimestown, Percy Bo ugh ey, supply.
Lebanon, Centenary, W. E. Yeager.
Llewellyn, J. T. Hunt.
Manada and Paxton, R. D. Louden,
Plioenixville, C. P. Futcher.
Riverside, R. D. Louden, supply.
Steelton, W. C. Sanderson.
Tower City, C. B. Felton.
Street Repairs Contractor Is Directed
to Speed Up in His Work—Says
Weather Has Interfered
Highway Commissioner last
evening sent an ultimatum to Charles
P. Walter, who has the contract to re
pair the cdty's asphalt streets, direct
ing Walter to make better progress with
the work or accept the alternative of
surrendering the job and consequently
his claim to the $3,750 quarterly allow
ance yet due on his five-year contract,
which expires on April 1.
Walter received the Lynch letter late
last nig'ht and this morning told the
Commissioher that only weather con-
ditions will prevent him from going
ahead with the work. The response,
l Lynch said, was satisfactory and, he
I added, that he "now will await re
| suits."
The Highway Commissioner com
plained that Walter was not doing the
work as speedily as he had promised
! and this led Lynch to believe that the
contractor was not using his best ef-
I forts to complete the job. Walter has
! promised, Lynch said, to go on with the
| work by to-morrow morning.
Stucker Brothers' Construction Com
pany Submitted the Low Proposal
Stucker Brothers' Construction Com
pany was the low bidder when pro
posals were opened by Highway Com
missioner Lynch at noon to-day for the
grading of Market street from Twenty
first street to the eastern cit> line.
The contract was not awarded. The
bids were as follows:
Central Construction & Supply (Jo.,
$5,355; David C. Ott & Son, Camp
Hill, $5,350; Stuckers Brothers' Con
struction Company, $3,554; William H.
Murphy & Son, Chambersburg, $4,-
864.12 1-2; Howard O. Firor, Balti
more, Mil., $6,069; 8. W. Shoemaker &
Son, $6,143.50.
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Three Fugitives Break Hole In l;»-inch
Brick Wall
Notice was received at police head
quarters this morning to be on the look
out for three fugitives who escaped
from the workhouse at the Dauphin
county almshouse during last night.
Two s of the men, Joseph Belford, who
is serving thirfy days, and Levi tjuigg,
sixty days, were sentenced about two
weeks ago, while Joseph Carroll, who
was given ninety days, was only taken
out a week ago.
The escape of the prisoners was not
noticed until 8 o'clock this morning.
Upon investigation it was found they
made their exit bv making a hole
through a brick wall thirteen inches
thick. All three men are well known
by police, will be on a constant
lookout for them.
Taylor Asks City to
Purchase* SiteatFifth
and Emerald for That
Lynch and Bowman Say Ordinance Will
Never Go Through in Its Present
Form—Fire Apparatus Purchase
A few minutes before M. Harvey
Taylor, Park and Fire Commissioner,
'had planned formally to announce this
afternoon that he recommended award
ing contract for furnishing the cltv
with three motor tractors for fire ap
paratus to an out-of-town concern in
preference to Hie Morton Truck and
Tractor Company, of this city, the low
'bidder, the lorton Company sent a let
ter to the City Commissioners asking i<»
withdraw its 'bids.
The request covered the com;any's
j proposals on the three tractors and also
I on two combination chemical wagons
\ which the city proposes to buy. Taylor
i then said to his colleagues that the tie-
I lay in making the fire apparatus awards
| was due to t'he local firm's request to
examine its machines. He remarked:
"As I had included the Morton
pany in t'he recommendations I had pro
posed to make to the Commission :o
day, I am obliged to announce that I
am not now 'prepared to make a recom
mendation of an award."
Tajjlor Talks of Retaliating
Taylor said it would be possible to
| make the Morton Company suffer fi
j nancially through its action in wtth
| drawing, adding that he could, "If 1
wanted to 'be as unfair as they have
j been to me." award the contract for
J furnishing the two combination wagons
| to them, and if they did not accept it,
, then the S2OO certified check deposited
by the company as an evidence of good
fiith to furnish the apparatus could De
retained by the city.
When a»tted if he planned to do this,
Taylor sakl:
''l do not care to discuss the matter
furtlher. 1 '
Taylor later threw a scare into his
Republican colleagues by introducing
l/a measures under which iie proposes to
i pay $27,000 to John C. Orr for a play
t ground .site at Fifth and Emerald
j streets, in the Tenth ward. The ground
I fronts 403 feet on Fifth street. 300 on
Emerald and 405 on Fourth street.
Lynch an I Bowman, Republicans,
candidly admitted that they were
amazed by the Taylor ordinance.
''That ordinance will ne\\r pass in
that crude shape," said one of them.
Another of Taylor's measures, intro
j ihioed to-dav, provides for the purchase
i of almost fifteen acres of ground in
! Hwatara and Susquehanna townships
for $4,090. This land he proposes to
use to continue the Cameron parkway.
| Amos E. Enders is to be paid $1,850
jfor 2.33 acres and the Paxtang Ccme
j tery Association is to get $2,240 for
j 12.3 acres.
Would Buy More Fire Hose
The third ordinance offered by Tay
| lor carries an appropriation of $ 1,850
| for fire hose. 11 is believed thnt 2,500
j feet of new hose can be obtained far
that money. His last measure provides
| lor repairs to the Friendship fire en
i gine, the cost of which shall not ex
ceed SSOO.
Agreeing to give the city dairymen
an opportunity to be heard "on the sev
eral matters in question, Commissioner
Bowman this afternoon withdrew the
measure amending the Health Bureau's
j food rules. The amendments chiefly an
j ply to the dairymen, who will meet with
the members of the Health Hoard and
| Commissioner Bowman to-morrow even
ing \.
I William 1). Block was reappointed li
cense tax officer for the year 1915, at
' t lie salary lie now receives, $1,200 a
1 voa'. Bowman made the nonvnation.
Ordinances | as.sed finally include
, these: Opening Carlisle street, Holl"
ito Derry; regulating the department of
the City Forester, and authorizing the
purchase of three city scales. '
Transportation Companies Authorized
to Cut Bates for Clergymen
Railroads and street railway com
panies are authorized to issue transpor
tation at special reduced rates to min
isters of religion under the terms of a
bill passed finally in the House this
morning. The vote was 142 to 22.
The present public service law was |
construed to mean that lower rates
could not be granted to ministers. I
Adams County Farmer's Debts Worry
Him Into Suicide
By Associated Press,
York, Pa., March 23. Worried by '
obligations facing him on April 1, the:
annual "settlement day" in this lo
cality, William Shultz, fifty years old,
an Adams county farmer, blew out-his
brains this morning.
He tied his shotgun to the bed post
and pulled the trigger with his toe.
New Jersey Defeats Local Optioj
By Associated Picas.
Trenton, X. J., March 23.—The mu
nicipal local option bill was defeated
in the lower nouse of the New Jersey
Legislature early t.-day by a Vote of
43 to 13. The measure which was
known as the Gaunt bill passed Hie
Senate about a month ago.
Hundreds of Railroad Hen Attend
Hearing Before Joint Committee of
the Legislature, Starting Late This
The first hearing on the bill to re
peal the full crew law passed by the
Legislnture of 19t<r was held before
the joint Senate and House Committee
on Railroads in t'bc Senate chamber
this afternoon, the occasion being the
presentation by the railroad companies
of their side of the ease, favoring the
repeal. The railroad trainmen will be
heard at a meeting to be held next
A great crowd of railroad men were
present, representing all branches of
railroad interests, men prominent in the
conduct of the roads and the men who
do the manual work on the roads, trains
and in the yards and offices. At least
500 were on the Senate hoor and the
galleries were crowded.
The railroad companies were repre
sented by George F. O'Donnell, chair
man of the railioud committee made
up of officials of the various trunk
lines, with C. Stuart Patterson and Wil
liam I. Schnfer, for counsel, and the
trainmen were represented by the leg
islative committees of the Brotherhood
of Railway Conductors and t'he Broth
erhood of Railroad Trainmen, with
.lames Scarlet, of Danville, aud former
Attorney Geneinl John Bell, of Phila
delphia, as counsel. Numerous other
attorneys representing the roads were
in the room. All of the committeemen
were present.
Representative Maurer Introduces Bill
In House To-day Appropriating
$2,<MM),04)0 For the Purpose
| Representative Maurer, of Berks, in
j troduced a bill in the House to-day ap
: propriating |2,000,000 of State funds
i to furnish work for involuntarily un
| employed ami providing for a com
i mission consisting of the Governor,
| Auditor Geuepjl and Commissioner of
Labor aud Industry to carry out the
| provisions of the bill.
Other bills introduced were:
Mr. Milleron, Armstrong—Provid
-1 ing for monthly pay for county school
j superintendents.
■ Mr. Graham, Philadelphia—Appro
! priating S7j,(H)O for a tract of land
for the ui Uit Kaaiei* (wai
j tentiary.
Mr. Rinn, Lehigh-—'Requiring rail
j roads to remove annually one grade
crossing for each twenty miles of
track under a penalty of a day
! for failure.
Mr. Geary. Allegheny—Creating a
j State bureau of accounts to supervise
, all public accounting in State, county
1 aud municipal oftices.
Mr. Swartz,- Diuphin—Repealing
: the act of 1906 which required the
I examination and licensing of station
ary enginemen in cities of the second
and third class.
The .House took a recess at 1 o'clock
i until 7.30 o'clock this evening.
Bills passed finally in the House of
Representatives to-day included:
Increasing the clerk hire allowance
! of Judges of the Superior Court from
$1,500 to $2,500 a yeari
increasing the number of peremptory
! challenges in felony and misdemeanor
; cases, providing for 20 challenges 111
I oyer and terminer; 12 in felony cases,
[ bribery, arson, entbracery and election
| cases.
Giving district attorneys power to
employ expert witnesses in criminal
cases with the permission of the court
and authorizing the payment of fees out
of county treasury.
Permitting a Judge to appoint a
first assistant clerk for orphans" court.
Authorizing counties and municipali
ties to unite in providing rest rooms in
court houses.
House Lair nr.d Order Committee Will
Not Meet Until To-morrow
The House Law and Order Commit
tee d'd not meet t' day to take up the
local option bill as intended, but Chair
man \\ illiams said he has called a meet
ing for to-morrow afternoon. He was
not certain whether anything will be
done 111 tile matter of local option, and
lie intimated that action will be post
"We have a large numiber of bills
that have accumulated since our last
meeting," said Chairman Williams,
"and we will"dispose of tliem in order
to get them out of the way for more
important matters."
A preliminary hearing 011 the merits
of the local option bill will be held in
the hall of the House 011 April 6.
Her Seven Brothers Act as Pallbearers
In Services This Afternoon
Funeral services for Mrs. lxiuise
Harrison Reily, wife of George W.
Reily. Jr., were held at 2 o'clock this
afternoon at the Reily homestead at
Front and Reily streets. They were
conducted by the Kev. Dr. C. I. Sco
lield, of New York, assisted by the
Kev. Dr. Harris Gregg, of St. Louis.
Seven of Mrs. Heily's brothers act
ed as pallbearers. They are Charles
K., Boiling H., Hall, Hartman K.,
Evelyn, John and Philip Harrison. The
eighth pallbearer was 1-iesley Mc-
Following the services at the home,
burial was made privately in the fam
ily plot in the Harrisburg cemetery.
Mrs. Reily's death occurred on Sun
da/ morning in Philadelphia.
Court Will Not Let
Mercer Go to Aid
New York Authori
% ties Without Bond
Man Convicted of Forgery Here Has
Been Involved in Many Olever
Swindles in York State—Helped
Prosecutors as Stool Pigeon
That H. R. Mercer who with Fred
Leßrun is in jail here awaiting sen
tence on several charges of forgery, is
a notorious crook, confidence man and
perjurer and played a skillful part in
some daring swindles that have caused
almost endless trouble for the New
York state authorities, was tho declara
tion made in court here last evening by
William J. Fallou, Assistant District
Attorney, of West Chester county, New
Fallon told Judges Kuirkel and Mc-
Carrel that his mission to Harrisburg
was largely brought about by District
Attorney Perkins, of New York coun
ty. It was fur the purpose of obtain
ing, not the freedom but the custody
of Mercer, so that the defendant could
be taken back to New York State and
used as a "stool pigeon" and in other
ways to gather evidence in prosecut
ing a lawyer named O'Neill and bis al
leged understudy, a man named Peck.
Peck, Fallon said, are 1
men who, the New York authorities
expect to show, trumped up damage
suits against railroad companies/ and
other industrial corporations and, by
means of artifice, obtained big ver
dicts, —one a $75,000 decision said to
be the largest ever rendered by a New
York jury
Hints at Penitentiary Terms
Mercer himself escaped a prison
•term in New York state in 1909, after
j having been convicted of grand larceny
in the second decree, only because he
'aided the then District Attorney of
I New York in the prosecution of several
j other criminal cases, Fallon informed
the local .judges. Mercer now is under
indictment, 011 a somewhat similar
charge, in New York county and while
Fallon said his plan is to requisition
Mercer from Harrisburg to New York
county, Mercer immediately is to be
turned over the the West Chester coun
ty authorities to appear against
O'Neill. Peck is under indictment in
The Bronx.
Judge Kunkel, Judge and
District Attorney Stroup all thought it
unwise to let Mercer go scot free on
the charges upon which he has been
convicted here, all saying that to ex
tend clemency to Mercer as a courtesy
to the New Yorkers would be doing so
at tltc expense of Pennsylvania justice.
Judge McCarrell several times hint
ed at the court's intention to.send both
Mercer and Leßrun to the penitentiary,
I suggesting to Fallon that he could ably
i carry out his plans and set the custody
jof Mercer by obtaining a writ of
habeas corpus to permit Mercer to go
to New York to testify, on the peni
tentiary warden, and later return him
' to that penal institution to finish serv
| ing his sentence.
But that idea didn't appeal trf Fal
lon. He said by way of suggestion to
the court:
"Do not suspend sentence, but place
the defendant in my custody, as an of
ficer of the New York Commonwealth."
Fallon's plan was not agreeable to
the judges, however, in view of the
danger of Mercer escaping.
Local Court Demands Bond
Subsequently the court postponed
sentencing Mercer and Leßrun for*two
weeks, saying that if Fallon produces
a ?2,500 bond to guarantee Mercer's
return to this state for sentence on the
charges upon which the crook has been
convicted here, a motion to suspend
sentence temporarily might be consid
As Fallon and other prosecuting of
ficers of New York City are acting in
directly in behalf of railroads that suf
fered at the hands of alleged swindlers,
the local Judges pointed out to Fallon
that those "clients" possibly would
furnish the necessary bond.
Judge Kunkel declared point blank
that he is inclined to let the law take
its course unless the New York au
thorities furnish the required bond as
one of the evidences of good faith in
their promise to return Mercer. The
Judge was opposed especially to "free
ing" Mercer since a New York Judge
once granted the defendant clemency
and directed him to leave the state of
New York. I
Mercer did so antf, according to the
authorities, has been causing Pennsyl
vania people of trouble ever
President of Wilson College Resigns
By Associated Press.
Chambersburg, Pa., March 23.—Dr.
Anna J. McKeag, president of Wilson
College, to-day resigned to become head
of a new department at Wellesley Col
lege. The resignation is to take ef
fect on August 1.
Wife of Morman Church Head Dies
Salt Lake City, Utah, 'March 23.
Mrs. Sanuh Ellen Richards Smith, wife
of President Joseph F. Smith, of <he
Mormon Church, died yesterday. She
was born in this city in 1850.
Three Inches of Snow in Texas
Long View, Texas, March 23.—Thres
inches of snow jver the ground 'here
to-daf. This is the latest date snow has
ever fallen in this section.
The latest Russian invasion of Oer
-1 many is said at Berlin to havw met
with the same fate as its predecessors.
To-day's official German communication
contains the announcement that the
Russian forces which captured Memel,
at the northern end of East Prussia,
have been driven back and that Ger
man troops, pursuing them across the
border, have captured the Russian town
of Krottlngen. No confirmation has
been received from Russian sources.
The Russians are still on the offen
sive in Northern Poland, but so far as
the day's dispatches show their at
tacks have been attended by no im
portant results. The German war of
fice asserts that the Russians have been
driven back in every iilstance.
Apart from a few small movements
such as have been in progress for sev
eral months, the initiative in France
and Belgium yesterday was left to the
I airmen. Aviators of the allies attack
ed Ostend and German aeroplanes
dropped bombs on Rheims. The Ger-
Continued on Seventh Pave*
Sweden to Tax Profits of War
Copenhagen, via Ixnidon, March 23,
3.21 A. M. —The " Politiken " says
that the Swedish government is pre
paring a bill which provides for the
imposition of heavy taxes on all tlioee
whose profits have increased as a re
sult of the war.
Heavy Reduction in Milk Supply
Venice, via March 23, 3.38
A. «M.—Advices from Budapest say
that the daily milk supply has fallen
; froVn 50,000 gallons to 20,000 gallons
I and that the ministry of the interior
| has forbidden cafes to serve coffee aft
j er 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
' Wants Room for Dardanelles Wounded
Valetta, Island of Malta, March 23.
—The Governor of Malta has appealed
to local residents to take convalescents
from the hospitals in their homes, thus
i making room in the hospitals for the
; wounded who are expected from the
I Dardanelles.
Philadelphia Politicians Are Trying to
Have Cassidy Put at Head of
Food Commission
Philadelphia politicians are after the
job now held by James Foust, of Blair
county—that of Pure Food Commis
: sioner—and will ask Governor Bruni
i baugh to appoint Harry P. Cassidy, of
I Philadelphia, to tike place. Cassidy was
! formerly an agent of the Pure Foe' di-
I vision and worked in the eastern part
of the State.
•Mr. Fonst has been connected with the
Agricultural Department as head of the
Pure Food division for a number of
years, and lias bceu instrumental in
obtaining some stringent pure food
laws. Under these laws, he has col
lected for the State tines aggregating
many thousand.! of dollars. Foust is a
personaPfriend of Governor Brumbaugh
and comes from Juniata Valley. His
friends will contest any effort to have
him displaced.
"Pat" Hylan. Ambulance Driver, Dis
cards Coat and Cap to Get Fugitive
The capture of Clarence Boos, the
I'2-year-old colored lad who escaped
from the police station yesterday
where he was held for juvenile court
next Friday, cost "Pat" Hylan ilriver
of the ambulance some uneasiness
when he lost his coat and cap in giv
ing chase to the lad.
"Pat" had determined to play reg
ular detective, and in order not to
arouse suspicion took off his t coat and
cap and chucked them into an auto
mobile standing in front of the Harris
burg bakery plant 011 South Cameron
street. In the meantime the owner of
the machine, Bernard Schmidt, c:une
out of the bakery, jumped into the car
and drove away, leaving "Fat" with
out his coat and cap for more than an
hour and a half.
The lad, finding himself cornered, at
last gave himself up, being captured
in an old stable on South Cameron
street. Clarence was again returned
to the basement of the police station,
where he will be held until Friday,
there being no detention house where
juveniles can be placed.
E. B. Hoffman Gets the Contract to
Furnish 1.100 Index Boards
A wood block street sign, havinig
three-inch ib>lack letters and a steel
background, tliits afternoon was adopt
ed by the City Commissioners as the
logical index board to be used in Har
risburg. Consequently the contract for
1,4(M) of that type of signs was award
ed to E. B. Hoffman, of this city, at his
bid of 50 cent* each.
Upwards of 500 of these signs are
now in use in the city and City Com
missioner Lynch, who recommended
this particular sign, suggested that ali
can be preserved by repainting. Bids
on enamel signs run from 24 to 32
cents each; tilg, $1.25 each; copper,
$ 1.82; 'castiron, 48 to 55 cents.
An appropriation of $2,500 has
been made to cover the cost of these
street signs although it is believed
th-at less than that amount will be
needed, since the cost of erecting the
signs will not be extremely heavy.
Woman Was Last Known of Native
Ohio Redskins of Pull Blood
By Amociatcd Press,
Toledo, X)., March 23.—Mrs. Vic
toria Cadaract, aged 105, died last
night in Ottawa county infirmary, near
Oak Harbor. Mrs. (Cadaract was a
Chippewa Indian and was the last
known of the native Ohio Indians of
the full blood.
Until ten days ago she lived alone
in a cabin near Curtice. She was found
there unconscious with a hip dislocated.
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Aus t rianTroops Fought
Desperately in Last
Battle Before Giving
Up Fortress
100,000 MEN IN
Russians Now Preparing for Violent
Offensive in Carpathians, and With
Force of 750,000 Men Will Attempt
to Break Austrian Line
London, March 23, 2.55 A. M.—Ac
cording to the Petrograd correspondent
of the "(Morning Post" the Przemysl
garrison oponed negotiations for sur
render on Saturday, but nothing came
of this. Then during bhe course of the
night, of March 20-21 a sortie was at
tempted. This was the last straw.
Throughout Sunday negotiations for
terms proceeded and the surrender was
effected Monday morning. The garrison
consisted of 100,000 men, tfhis eorre
spondent says.
A Petrograd dispatch to the "Daily
Telegraph" says that- simultaneously
with the capture of Memel, the Germans
were expelled from Tauroggen and
flung back to their frontier.
Gigantic Battle Expected Soon
Information from an Austrian source
to the "National Tidende" of Copen
hagen says the Russians are preparing
for a violent offensive in . the Car
pathians. They have assembled 750,-
000 mr>n for this purpose and will make
an att * ',r• *h f l itrian line.
A gigantic Uii_,.e is expecud, as Aus
tria is bringing up all possible relu
forcements to meet t'he attack.
The "Daily Mail's" Petrograd cor
respondent says: "The end ca.nie
quickly after a fight, on Friday fpr'jos
.session of a hill 40(J feet high, over
looking the fortress of Prx.emysi. The
Austrian troops foug'ht desperately un
til 2 o'clock in the afternoon. They
were then hurled back, leaving 4,000
prisoners in the ha nils of the Russian!
as well as hundreds of dead."
Description of Last Battle
Petrograd, via London, March 23,
8.21 A. M.—Events which preceded
the final desperate sorlie of the tie
leagured garrison in the Austrian for
tress of Przemysl, designed to break
through the encircling ring of Russian
troops, are described in an official com
munication issued here last night. The
statement savs:
"During the last days before the
final sortie the garrison received in
creased rations. Kach soldier was given
biscuits to last five days, warm, new
clothing and new boots. Officers were
instructed to explain to the troops bliat
if they returned to the fortress an in
gloriius fate awaited them and conse-
Coßtlnurd on Seventh Pale
Paris, March 23, 4.50 A. M.— An
operation performed by Dr. Guipen by
whidh a part of a wounded soldier's
brain removed without the patient
suffering serious consequence was de
scribed before the Academy of Sciences
last night by Dr. l«avarain.
The soldier, Dr. Lavarain said, was
taken to a military hospital with a
penetrating wound in the occipital re
gion of his cranium. Splinters of bone
caused abscesses to form in the left
cerebral hemisphere. These were re
moved but fresh ones formed and Dr.
Guipen was obliged on two occasions
to remove portions of the brain winch
protruded from the wound. Thus the
patient lost at least a third of the
left cerebral hemisphere, but shows no
particular signs, either of mental or
[»iy«ical trouble. v
. Naples, via Paris, March 23, 7.35
A. M.—Contraband ammunition was
found on board the steamer Finland Dy
officials here, according to dispatches
printed in Naples newspapers. It is
said that six customs guards arc accom
panying the steamer to Genoa for a
thorough search there, as it is believed
the cargo contains more contraband
tilian was found here.
The Finland is a steamer of 9,572
tons, which sailed from New York Feb
ruary 27 for Gibraltar, where she ar
rived March 9 ami then cleared for
Naples and Genoa.
By Ansin ialed Prcnt.
New York, March , £l.—Buoyancy
characterized the final dealings, Read
ing, Steel and Amalgamated extending
previous gains. The closing was strong.
Very active trading at the highest av
erage level of the year attended to
day's market operations. Standard
shares were most prominent, with sub
stantial advances.