The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, May 04, 1915, Image 1
THE WEATHEB FAIR TO-NIGHT AND TO-MORROW D*UU*4 Mr P ott. Pag* I 5E- A ?W VOL. 77—NO. 129. 60.000 BRETHREN WILL RALLY 1111 DDT ATHERSHEY City of Tents Will Rise In Park For Huge Throng at Church Convention VISITORS FROM WHOLE COUNTRY Rooms Being Engaged Now In Hum ir.eistown. Palmyra and All Nearby Towns As Well As In Harrisburg to Shelter Coming Hosts When the national convention of the Chore}, of the Brethren opens in ller ehey a month from now there will be n<> less :i.in ten thousand members of the denomination lodging 111 sheds, tents, pr.vate re" en ts and h-'te* in Hershe* and near >y places and from five to ten thousand more attending the sessions from lay to day as tran s em i - to >. P.mis are being ma le to a- ommolft'e 60.000 v.sitow on the day of tl< meeting. On these t. i 1- a e '.is, the cal.-ularions »t the lodging committee which is making j arrangements to accommodate the mul- j titudes. T •? < hai-:nan of the omnuttee. A. it. Longnecke:. of Palmyra. said to- j «iay that it is the hope of those 111 rbarge of the a-rangeaients to find lo.t. for ten :i.0.: delej ites ; :i and mM Hertshey, Hunmielstown. S»watara, I'nton Deposit. Palmyra an i Annvi e iu: i.i: the convention -es s ons, .tune 2 to 10. A thorough can \ 1-- s now being made by the commit t.-e m embers in these places, and all J » nlable rooms are being reserve ! in homes an i hotels. Many of the delegates will find . lodging* in this •-!ty. Members of the 1 Hummel Street i'hur<h of the Breth- ' ren alrealv have promises of visitors j far beyond the canities of tueir Ilol.es and the* are • ntioipating over- , crow. ;ed conditions. Visitors to Live In Teuts Arrangements a r e row being male f"- 'he erection of tei 11 the vicinity < • H'ershey I'ark. for the use of a num ber ■" \ - tore. I > iging commit tee itoeif is not paanug for tents, but • lat.oii of who will the numbe- of available rooms. The tents will be put up by the Hershev , j-ar.-i management and tae 0.-cupauts j wi be charged rentiij. Work 1- progress rapi ilv on the ! large convention Kuibiing in Hershey. I which is being erected by the park j management in the vie nitv of the park nwimniing pool. This structure is j being provided especially for the j thur> h nf the Brethren convention, but Continued on Kighth Pasf. DIES FROIfI BULLET RE FIRED |NTO OWN BRAIN Paul E Garman Succumbs in Hospital Early To-day—His Wife Says Home Relations Were Happy and Blames Suicide on Drink Death i-ame to Paul E. Garman in trie Harrisburg Hospital at 3.4•• 0'.10.-k t is morning, several »ours after he had sent a nullet through his brain w.; e standing on Perry street just off o* Cameron, n the presence of a doz en «r more people last night. barman, who resided at 26 North S xteenth street, was employed as a brakeaian on the Philadelphia A Read ing railroad. Inste> t of going out on his run yesterday afternoon ho went to the .-ent :i, sertion of the city and pur chased a re solver with money obtained from pawning his watch. The police say he then visited a number of hotels an I irank liquor before committing suicide. Mrs. Garman denied emphatically to-' day that there had been any quarrel be tween her an.| her husband. She said tnat when her husband left the house yesterday morning he was in the best of spirit- He k:s 3 ed her an l his little son good-bye. Mrs. Garman told him that his dinner box would be realv on the table for him to go out in the aft ernoon. At the time Garman shot himself his w f e ita< atten iing an entertainment in the Fourth Reformed church, only a few doors from her home. She knew nothing of the shooting until several hour- afterward. When informed of it she became hysterical • and had to be placed in the --are of a physician. Mrs. Garman said -he knew no ause of her husband's action other than drink. At the hospital there was found in a pocket of Garman's coat, a White Bio k lodge ticket of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and a pawn check for $9 In another pocket was a postal, i-ard from his mother in Lebanon, stat ing that his father was confined to bed in a serious condition, and asking the *on to stop in Lebanon. A short funeral service will be held; from the home Friday, in charge of the. Rev. Homer May, pastor of the Fourth ' Reformed church. The body will later be sent to Lebanon, where further serv-: ices will l»e held from the home of his . parents and interment will bo made. Garman is survived by his parents,! his wife and one son. v 11 fflj* Star- Snbcptnbtni HOUCK. IN 80TH YEAR, | RENEWS OATH OF OFFICE j "Uncle Henry" Sworn In This Morn ing For His Third Term As Secre- I tary of Internal Affairs, By the Secretary of the Commonwealth "Uncle Henry" Houck. of Lebanon, who is in his SOth year, for the third time took the oath of office as Sec re ( tary of Interual Affairs to-day, the ' i ceremony tiikiug place in the" State Department, where Secretary Woods . j administered the oath. Immediately afterward Secretary L Houck returned to his office where his 'UNCLE HENRY" HOUCK In Moth Year. Takes Oath for New Term as Secretary of Internal Affairs ■ >ffi- e force had a surprise for him in the form of two g-eat bunches of roses .111 .1 other dowers, concealing his desk. , The veteran official and educator was i deep:* impressed by this evidence of esteem from those with whom he has been so doselv identitieil for a number ot years, and .iuring the congratula tory reception that followed, express ed his appreciation. Secretary Houck says he has not de c: le t on any changes in his department for e and there will be none unless the Appropr ations Committee is generous, ' in which event there may be some res to-itions of those whii, were dropped be .iuse of the syiali appropriation two years a>»o. During the lay Secretary Houtk re ee.ve | many telegrams of congratula tion from fr en Is throughout the State ■■in 1 many leinrtment' heads called on • ; m with good wtshes for his third ' term. " Uncle" Henry was years old ou March 6. last. 20 YEARS FORJORCANTHAU Aged Murderer of Shiremanstown Farmer Will Likely Pass the Rest of His Life in Cell (Special to the Star-Independent.> Car isle. Pa., May 4.—Max Morgan tiiau. the Harrisburg huckster who on-e was nnder sentence of death for the murder atvjut a year ajo of .lohn M. K ipp, a Shiremanstown farmer, but whose offense was subsequently ie lare I to be se.-ond degree mur ier un der a de>-.siou by the Supreme Court, to-day was sentenced by Judge Wilbur F. Sadler, here, to a penitentiary term of from 19 to 20 years. ThV maximum penalty provided by law for second degree murier is twenty years. Morganthau made no comment after sentence was passed. He dropped his head and slowly departed from the court ro in in the custody of the Sher iff. W hen asked if he had anything to say, before the court passe i judg ment. the defendant turned his ga/.e toward Judge >adler. shook his hea<! in the negative and replied: "Nothing. No sir." Attorneys for Morganthau did not press their plea for leniency. By many here it is considered that the sentence given Morganthau will amount to a life sentence. His gray hair an i stoop ed shoulders are evidences of his age,— about 60 years. BURGLAR TAKES SIX SUITS J. Maisano's Tailoring Establishment Robbed During Last Night—Po- j liceman Makes Discovery Six suits of clothes valued at about! SIOO were taken from the merchant! tailoring establishment of'.l. Maisano, Fifth street, north of market, sime time during last night. Discovery of the robbery was made early this morning by Policeman McCann, who found the front door unlocked. A report was ma le at the police station and Detee tive Ibach is now investigating the matter. Aecor iing to Maisano, the store was I securely locked last night when he left for home. It is believed that entrance [to the place was gained through the transom, which is always keut dropped some six or eight inches. This, it is believed, was lowered further to allow the passage of a per*on. On making his e»« ape froin the building the thief took an easier course by unlocking the front . 1 door. The suits of clothing had just been ! finished recently and were ready to be . sent to the buyers. Representative Loses Pocket book Dr. \\. Mitchell Hamilton, member of the House of Representatives from Allegheny foun'i. today reported to thp police the loss of his pocketbook containing sls. He first missed the money yesterday afternoon. Dr. Ham ilton's Harrisburg address is 312 Chestnut street. HARRISBURG. PA., TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 4, 1915 12 PAGES. lUT KILLED 111 HOUSE Measure Putting Fur ther Regulation on Railroads Goes Down By V ote of 40 to 127 ■ COUNTY DEPOSITS PLAN DEFEATED i Lower Branch Also Puts Quietus on the Measure Proposing to Establish Bu reaus in Big Cities for the Collec tion of Automobile License Fees The House of Representatives rhis morning took it stand against placing further regulations on railroads when the Roney bill, requiring locomotives to carry headlights powerful enough to permit the engineer to distinguish an object the size of a man 600 feet in advance of his engine, was defeated. The vote was 40 for and 127 against the bill. Mr. Honey said the measure was one designed for safety on raiiroa Is, as it gave the engineer the opportunity of seeing danger ahead on the rails. Mr. I Milliron. of Armstrong, pointed out the j House s experience on the full crew i bill, saying that a repealer would likely appear next session for the Roney bill and another tight would ensue. Mr. Baldwin, of Delaware, said it would be impossible to distinguish sig nals if the strong lights were used. Continued on F.labth I'me. FULL CREW BILL REPORTED Submitted to Senate This Afternoon With a Favorable Recommenda tion From Committee During the recess of the Senate this afternoon, the railroad committee of that body ha i a meeting and by a vote of 7 to 8 they agreed to report favorably the bill repealing the full | crew law. When the Senate met again. Senator Sproul reporte d the bill as directed by ' the committee. Senator Burke, of Allegheny, a mem :»er of the committee, who is a railroad I conductor, made a vigorous fight against reporting the bill out t>ut he was out , voted. The railroad officials were I jubilant over the committee's action, and the trainmen were depressed, but ! they said that they will make a tight against the repealer in riie Senate, and if they faii there they will carry the tignt to the Governor. The bill will be on first reading in the Senate to-morrow. TO RUSH KEVEM'K MEASI'KES Senate Leaders Agree With Governor to Advance Money-Baising Bills Governor Brumbaugh had a confer ence this morning with Senators Sproul. t row. Vare jnl McNichol, on : revenue legislation. The importance of devising some ■ means to obtain additional revenue and whipping it into «hai>e for passage was discussed and it is understood that the several revenue measures now in committee will be brought out and I rushed through. Revenue raisers which will net»ss.- 000,000 annually were agreed upon, it was later learned. The bills are tax ing anthracite coal at the mines; tax ! ing transfers of stocks and bonds two cents on every $100; providing that ■•■ unties shall pay the costs of primary ' elections, and the measure increasing the automobile license fee 50 per cent.; | over the present rate. Two of these bills were defeated by the Legislature and then reconsidered and placed on the calendar. The demands for money in the com- 1 ing two years will be greater than the | present natural income of the State and the Governor and leaders sav thev are compelled to put through legisla tion providing for sufficient income. , FIX MAY 20 TO ADJOCRX Senate and House Leaders Decide on Definite Date to Quit Work The Republican leaders of the Sen ate made it plain this morning that as one result of the conference with the fiovernor on revenue measures, the day for final adjournment of the Legisla-j t-ure will be May 20. This was tentatively agreed to, after j the Governor had said that it is imma-i terial to him when the Legislature ad-j journs, provided it has finished its work. A consultation afterward between the Senate and House leaders resulted in the selection of May 20. Thirty-two bills were acted on finally i this morning in the House and Speaker Ambler announced at 1 o'clock that two more sessions would be held to-day, from 4 to 6 o'clock this evening and another beginning at 8.15 o'clock to night. It is not exacted that a Fri day session will be necessary. Much of the House calendar can be cleared up this week. The Senate h«,s shown a disposition to pass the admin istration billy and nothing of very great importance but tax bills and road legislation j»et remain to be acted on. DEB TO PAT MURE Republican Commis sioners Pass the Tay lor Bill to Purchase Playground Plot MAYOR AGAIN ASKS DELAY Arrangements Are Made for a Public Hearing on May IN on the Curfew Ordinance Commissioner Oorgas Is 111 and at the Seashore With his Republican colleagues rally ing to his support. Park Commissioner M Harvey Taylor, at the meeting of the City Commissioners this afternoon, succeeded in having passed his ordi nance providing for the purchase of an aire and a half of ground at Fifth and Kmerald streets, proposed for a Tenth ward playground. For this ground Tay lor. under the ordinance, will pay $14.- 700, approximately a rate of $9,000 an acre. The Mayor opposed the ordinance, but his was the only dissenting vote. Finance Commissioner W. L. Oorgas be ing absent from the meeting. Mr. Oor gas is suffering from the after-effects of an attack of grip suffered early in the spring and he now is at the sea shore. where he hopes to regain his strength. Besides opposing the Taylor measure. 1 the Mayor urged the Republicans to j consider delaying action on the meas ure for at least one more week, this i for the purpose of grauting a hearing to .Joseph L. Shearer. ,lr„ who resub mitted a proposition for furnishing the City with a site for a playground in the Tenth ward. The Mayor also pointed out that it ! might yet be possible to acquire a part t of Hoffman "s woods, despite the fact ' that the owners of that ground made no offer of sale. He said the owners j desire that the City make the offer. 1 stating the amount of groiind that is i desired. Wants a Badge for Peddlers t'nder the Shearer proposition, which took in the block between Fourth and Fifth streets, immediately north of Seneca, a frontage of 235 t feet Fourth and Fifth streets was offered for $15,660; 250 feet. $16,410; 300 i feet. $ 18,910, or 404 feet, $24,110. ; Shearer contended that this price is ! cheaper than the Fifth anil Emerald street plot, which Taylor now will buy. Continued on Kljthth I'ncr. 30 WACONSILEANINC UP" Dirt Annihilators Are Invading the Northern Section of Allison's Hill District To-day Work on this, Harrisburg's second clean-up day, was centered on the Al lison 's Hill »ectiou, north of Market street and east of the Pennsylvania railroad. The extra force of men the Pennsylvania Redu.-tion Company, garbage collecting contractors yester day removed 222 loads of ashes an.l refuse from the backyards of the southern section of the Hill, an aver age of more than seven loads for each j of the thirty teams. From the results obtained yesterday officials of both the Reduction Company and the City Health Bureau expressed belief that the community in general is rendering all possible aid to the movement. As the work progressed the i city e food inspectors, David H. EJ linger atod William C. Orr, and Assist ant Health Officer Dr. Allen Z. Ritz man, will inspect the work. By the close of the week it is planned to have the city patrolmen take a squint at the back yards and report their findings to the Health Bureau. EXPLOSION IN STEEL PLANT Employes Have Narrow Escapes When Cylinder Head Blows Out As a result of the blowing out of the cylinder head of an upright en gine used in driving the 20-inch roll- j train in the merchant mill department of the Pennsylvania Steel Company, in Steelton, shortly after 6 o'clock this morning, that de]>artment will be closed down about one week. The employes of this department ! were badly frightened and several men had narrow escapes from the escaping steam, but no person was injured and i no other machinery in the mill was ' damaged. CYCLE CRUSHES HIS ANKLE Irvin Zimmerman, of Speeceville, Taken to Harrisburg Hospital (Special to the Star-Independent.) Dauphin, May 4.—lrvin Zimmer man, of Speeceville, while riding on a motorcycle along the towpath, was thrown off the wheel which fell on him and erushed his ankle. Zimmerman was taken to the Speeceville station in a carriage by Walter Speece and shortly after was taken to the Harrisburg honpital in an automobile by John Denger, who spends the summer at Speeceville. Non-Partisan Feature Eliminated The Senate Municipal Affairs Com mittee this afternoon repo'ted the Clark measure eliminating the non- | partisan feature in tlje election law . for third class cities. The bill amends the law under which Harrisburg is now . operating. i This Introduces Uncle Harry SEE PAGE 3, EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY Listen, boys andygirls! Have you ever puzzled your brains about the war and all that it means! Have you ever tried to figure out all the mixed-tip things that are printed every day in the newspapers about the big battles on land and ou sea in the great struggle in Europef Have you ever tried to understand for yourself what the war is all about! Did you ever have it explained to you how a submarine, —the little boats that flit along beneath the surface of the water and blow up great battleships,— are run by the crews of real men who go with them down to the depths of the ocean! Have you ever wondered and wondered about things like that, that are occurring every day in the news and making the world's history? Have you e\er found that newspaper articles about all kinds of things that are happening in the world every day are written in a way that makes it hard sometimes even for grown-ups to understand them! Have you ever wished that somebody who knows all about these things would explain them to you in a way that w-ould make them clear and more interesting to you? Of course you have if you are real boys or girls with a real desire to know about all the very interesting things that* are going on every day. Now the Star-Independent is going to let you have your wish. The Star-Independent has found a man who can tell you all about these things in a way that will interest you. We will call him "I'ncle Harry" just to let you know that he is your friend. I ucle Harry likes boys and girls very much aud he just lo' es to talk to them. He is going to talk to them, —twice a week beginning to-day,—through the columns of the Star-Independent. His first talk is to-day,—you will find it on page 2, —and he is going to give a talk very much like his talk of to-day on every Tuesday and Friday of every week. Don't fail to read these talks! You will like them. Professor F. E. Dowues, City Superintendent of the Harrisburg Schools, knows I'ncle Harry and thinks his talks are fine. Here is what Professor Dowries says about them: "It looks to me as though your 'Uncle Harry' talks ought to fill their purpose." That purpose is to interest you boys and girls in the really interesting things that are going on. Head them, boys and girls, and keep reading them, or you'll miss something just as good as the movies! 21500 MEN WERE LOST IT RUSSIANS Result of Crushing Blow Delivered by Dual Monarchj r in Western Galicia CULMINATION OF A NEW OFFENSIVE Large Austro-German Army. Steadily Concentrating Before Cracow for Past Three Weeks, Finally Over whelms the Czar's Forces Vienna, May 4, via Ixmdon, 6.15 P. M. —Thirty thousand Russian sol diers, 22 cannon and 44 machine guns were captured in the battle of West Galicia according to an official state ment given out in Vienna this after noon, Berlin, .May 4. Via London.—The Russians lost 21,500 prisoners to t>he Germans an<l the Austrians in the re cent heavy fighting in Western Galicia, according to an official statement given out in Berlin to-day. This is the engagement in which the Germans and the Austrians claim a notable victory. In addition to the men captured, the Teutonic allies took six teen pieces of artillery, forty-seven ma chine guns, and a large quantity of war material. Th Germans yesterday took five po sitions in Flanders where the fighting has been hot for many montihs past. The same announcement sets forth that in the German invasion of the Baltic provinces of Russia the Germans have captured more than four thou sand retreating Russians. Vienna, May 4, Via London, 12.15 P- M.—War bulletins issued by the Austrian and German army headquar ters and posted in Vienna yesterday and to-day bring news of the Austro- German victory over the Russians in Western Galicia. A large Austro-German army hag been steadily concentrating before Cra cow for the past three weeks, with the idea of making a new offensive move ment. All available Austro-Hungarian troops have been quietly transferred during this time to the Dunajec front, CntUKi Glshtk Fan, GERMANS REPORT LOSS OF SEVERAL PATROL BOATS Berlin. May 4. by Wireless to Sav ville.—The German Admiralty has is sued an announcement setting forth that 011 May 1. at noon, a German sub marine sank the British torpedo boat destroyer Recruit in the neighborhood of the Galloperi lights. On the same day near the North Hinder lightship there was an engage ment between two German patrol boats and several armed English steam trawlers. One trawler was destroyed. A division of British destroyers there upon entered the action, and the Ger man patrol boats were lost. The Brit ish Admiralty declares that a majority of the crew was saved. Berlin, Via London, INfay 4.—The official statement issued by the German Admiralty in reference to Saturday's action in the North sea coincides with the British version but describes the lost German ships as "outpost boats" which first engaged "armed English trawlers, one of which was destroyed. A division of English torpedo boat de stroyers joined in the battle, resulting in the loss of our out|>ost boats." Shot in the French Trenches Word was received by G. H. Atkin son. 815 North Sixth street, of the death of his grandnephew, H. F. Jamie son, who was shot in the trenches in France the first day after he arrived at the front of the English lines. Al though Mr. Atkinson has been in this country 30 years, he has never seen his nephew, who was 1J years of age, yet he took a great ileal of interest in the young man and always kept in cor respondence with his family at Cardiff, Wales. LATE WfIR~NEWS SUMMARY Invasion of Turkish territory on the main land in Asia is reported unof ficially to have been begun by the al lied forces. An Athens dispatch says that troops were landed at a point 35 miles from Smyrna. It is also said the bombardment of Smyrna has been re sumed and that the shelling of the Turkish forts at the Dardanelles con tinues. The official French report of to-day states that another attack on the Brit ish positions near Ypres, Belgium, was made yesterday by Germans. The at tack, it is sai<£ was driven back. The French war office also announces that ground was gained as the result of an assault on German positions in the Argonne, near Bagatelle. The cost of a year more of war to Continued on Eighth Pago. PENNSY'S Bit; BOND ISSUE Negotiations Closed Involving Sale of 000,000 1-2 Per Cent. By Associated Press. Now York, May <4. —iKuhn, Loeb & Co. announced to-day that they hail closed negotiations involving tlw sale of $65,000,000 new general mortgage 4 1-2 per cent, gold bonds of the Penn sylvania Railroad Company, being part of an issue authorized by the share holders last year. It is understood that a pdrt of the proceeds will be used for the refunding of outstanding obligations. Part of the money will also be used for new recon struction and equipment. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT TWO KILLED AS BRITISH SHIP SINKS The Steamer Minterne. 1.905 Tons, Torpe doed Off the Scilly Islands Yesterday ENGINEER MARES NARROW ESCAPE 1 . Force of the Explosion Hurls Him Through the Aperture Made In the Ship's Deck and Saves His Life- Two Firemen Killed London, May 4. 1.33 P. -M.—The British steamer Minterne, from Cardiff for the river.Plato, with 6,000 tons of coal was torpedoed off the Scilly is lands Monday. Two firemen were killed and the second engineer was injured. The wounded man and the remainder of the crew have been landed at Pen zance. The striking of the torpedo was the first intimation that a submarine was in the neighborhood. The force of the explosion hurled the engineer through the aperture made in the ship's deck and saved his life. The crew took to their boats and finally were rescued by fishing vessels. The Minterne was of 1,905 tons net and was 330 feet long. She was built) | in 1903 and owned in London. BOMBARDING OF TURKISH FORTSATSMYRNAISACAIN RESUMEDBYALLIED FLEET Athens, May 4, Via London, 2.10 P. M.—The bombardment of the Turkish forts on the Gulf of Smyrna has been resumed, according to messages reach ing here from Mitylene, and the war ships of the allies continue their lively shelling of the forts on the Dardanelles. The allies are reported to have ef fected a landing near the site of the ancient Kphesus, a location 35 miles south-southeast of Smyrna. London, May 4.—A Tenedos dispatch to the "Daily News" under Monday's date says: "Fierce fighting continues day and night in the Dardanelles. The ships of the fleet are working in shifts and the bembardment is incessant. In spite of desperate resistance, we have made steady progress both on land and sea. The most vital points of the enemy's defenses now are strongly invested:" A dispatch from Athens filed Sunday to the "Daily News" savs it has been learned from reliable sources that 5,000 wounded Turks have been sent from Gallipoli to Constantinople, while, four large transports loaded with Ger man reinforcements have been sent to the Dardanelles. CAN ADA BANS SHIPMENTS TO THE L. S. UNDER CONDITIONS Ottawa, May 4.—The shiimient of wheat, Hour and a large number of other agricultural products and com modities to tiie L'nited States has been prohibited, it was officially announced to-day, exrept when such shipments are intended solely for domestic consump tion in the United States and not for re-shipment abroad. Ex,>ortation of Canadian wheat and other farm products to cortain foreign countries through the United States is allowed upon permits to be obtained in each individual case. British Advancing in Gallipoli London, May 4, 6.20 P. M.—British troops are now advancing into the in terior of the Gallipoli peninsula, accord ing to an official statement issued in London this evening. Another Big Bussian War Loan London, May 4. —A Petrograd dis patch to the "Times'' savs that an other internal loan of >500,000,000 will be issued within a fortnight. Iti success is assured. WALL STREET CLOSING By Associated Prcsa. New York, May 4.—With the ex ception of Westinghouse, prices eased in the final dealings. Studebaker yield ed five points on declaration of an in itial dividend of 1 1-4 per cent. The closing was Irregular. On comparatively light and professional operations to day's market m.ide partial recovery from yesterday's reactionary move ment.