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: ' : ■' - . ■'" U. S. Soldiers Trail Mexicans Who Mysterio HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIII— No. 37 0. S. SOLDIERS IDT MEXICAN FEHILS WHO CROSSED RIVER Headed Across Rio Grande From American Side With Arms and Supplies VIOLATED NEUTRALITY LAWS More Than 100 Automobiles Were Used in Making Trip Over the Border By Associated Press El Paso, Tex., Feb. 12.—Troopers of the United States at dawn to-day re sumed search for the Mexicans who, last night headed across the Rio Grande from the American side, carry ing arms and supplies in violation of tho neutrality laws, to Join the fed eral forces at some point unknown or to harass the. rebel garrison at Ju arez, across the river from El Paso. So far as the American cavalry of ficers could learn in the course of the night the plot was to capture a coral of horses and saddles at Ysleta, thir teen miles east of hero and about a mile from the river bank and rush them across. In some way this part of the plan miscarried, for the rush to the other side, as reported by citizens of Ysleta, was precipitated before many if any, of the horses could be stolen. The alarm reached General Hugh L. Scott, in command at Fort Bliss, about 10 o'clock last night. Ranchers aud others whose homes are scattered along the road near Ysleta telephoned into the city to find out the cause of an unusual number of automobiles, some of which were covered with can vas and apparently carried bdxes. Counts of the number of these varied from ten to fifty but inquiry at Ysleta early in the morning indicated that there were more than a hundred. Autos Laden With Boxes Mrs. Mary O'Neill, the night tele phone operator at Ysleta, saw six of them, seemingly with boxes under their canvas covers, turned toward the river. They were without lights and she gave It as her opinion based on knowledge of the roads and the lay of the land generally that the machines disappeared in some of the numerous corrals in Ysleta, and were there un loaded. Five of them she saw later, this was at 3 o'clock this morning when with lights out and their loads discharged, they suddenly reappeared and dashed toward El Paso. The only soldier so far known to have seen any of the alleged Hu erta recruits was Corporal Kauffman, of Troop A., Fifteenth Cavalry The corporal had been stationed at a vil lage east of Ysleta and when the alarm j sounded he was dispatched to Ysleta. to guide other troops being rushed to | that point. Rush Toward River He arrived ahead of the reinforce ments and lay in a ditch from .which he says he saw the detachments of about fifteen men each make a rush toward the river. When the otfier sol diers arrived they had disappeared and while there was blight starlight, it was still too dark to trail the fugi tives. All night the Americans searched. among the bushes and stunted cot-1 tonwood trees which dot the sandy j plain and watched the three principal j fords between Ysleta and Socorro, a hamlet three miles east of Ysleta but not not catch sight of their quarry. To all appearances the latter had escaped. According to Mrs. O'Neil and tho few citizens who could be routed from their beds last night, strange Mexicans had been collecting (here since Tuesday. They straggled in in ones and twos and threes and were reticent about their business. Refugees are not uncommon in this part of the country but the number was unusual. General Francisco Villa, command ing the rebel forces and now at Ju uroz, received an intimation of the situation at Ysleta early In the even ing and sent small detachments of his men east along the Mexican bank of tho river to capture tho invaders. t ff Late News Bulletins TESTIFIES AGAINST GORE Oklahoma City, Okla., Feb. 12.—Mrs. Minnie itond, wlio is suing Senator Thomas P Gore, for assault, testified hero to-day that she had been insnlted and attacked hy Gore in a hotel room in Wiishinc ton. s FEDERALS DROP EVERS Aew Vork, Feb, 12.A new ancle developed in the Imsolmll situ ation here to-day when the Federal League promoters announced that they would not bid for the services of Johnny Evers, depose manager I of the Chicago National League Club. The Federals regard him as under contract to the National League. SO BELOW IN ADIRONDACKS tJtica, N. Y., Feb. la.—The lowest temperature reported from the Adlrondacks this morning was at Big Moose, where the railroad ther mometer marked fifty below zero. MASSACHUSETTS FEELS SHOCKS Pittefleld, Mnoo., Fob. 12.—Two distinct shocks, apparently earth- i quakes, were felt in this city at 4 and 4.45 o'clock this morning. APPROPRIATION FOR PENNSYLVANIA Washington, Feb. 12.—Amom the Immediate annropriatlons to car ry on work in the east as outlined in the Rivers and Harbors appro priation bill, made public to-day are: Monongahela river, $l7B 200- Delaware river, Allegheny avemn to the sea, cash $1,000,000- continnl ing contract authorization $1,000,0C0. / VILLA BELIEVES REPORT UNTRUE Juarez, Mex. Feb. 12.—After waiting until midnight for confirma tion of a telegram stating that Maximo Castillo, the bandit who fired the Cumbre tunnel, had been executed, General VUla admitted the re port probably was untrue, in the absence of direct word from his refJ resentatlve in the field. v WANTS TO KNOW WHY IN NAME OF LAW HE CAN NOT BE RECTOR Steelton Father Willing and Eager to Act Part of True Shepherd, Bat Doors Are Locked 200 FAITHFUL TO BE IN COURT Judge Kunkel Will Be Asked to; Decide Whether the Reverend Must "Dig Out" The Rev. Father N. D. Vuklchovich, rector of St. Nicholas' Servian Ortho dox Church, Steelton, Is going into court Monday morning to ask why in the name of the law he can't be al lowed to fill his Job as head of his flock in peace. The Rev. Father Vuklchevich is Willing and eager to act the part of a true shepherd, but he can't do it suc cessfully unless he can get Into the church. He can't get into the church because it is locked and the other faction of the church council holds the keys. That is tlio one question in the main that President Judge Kunkel is asked to settle in the bill in equity which Robert Stucker, counsel for tho wounded rector, filed to-day. . Other important problems there are, also, among which is the question of whether the harried pastor really [Continued on Page 11] eIUND BROKEN FOR GREAT MEMORIAL TO MARTYREO PRESIDENT Celebration of Lincoln's Birthday Marked in Washington by Beginning of Work Washington, Feb. 12.—The national capital to-day joined in the national celebration of the 105 th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. The. celebration here was marked by the breaking of ground in West Potomac Park for tho construction of a marble memorial to the martyred President, which when completed, is to cost $2,000,000. A program devoid of formality for the technical beginning of the work was carried out. This was due lack of time, to make suitable arrangements and only Cap tain W. W. Harts, of the engineer corps of the army, who will have supervision of the work, the con tractors, the laborers and a few oth ers were present. The celebration found deeper sig nificance than usual in Washington because this was the last Lincoln's birthday which will see standing two of the most historic of the land marks connected with the life aud death of the great emancipator. They are Ford's theater where Lincoln was I assassinated und the "Lincoln Toy ! shop" where Lincoln with his little | son, Tad. found relief from the cares |of the Civil War in play with lead soldiers. Because of the needs of the govern ment and the march of commerce the building inspector has decreed the passing of these two buildings so in timately connected with the life of Lincoln and both have been con demned and will be torn down before the national capital again observes the birth of Lincoln. On the site of Ford's theater and the toyshop mod ern office buildings are to be erected. PRESIDENT HAS A COLP Washington, Feb. 12.—President Wilson's engagements for to-day were canceled, according to an an nounceemnt at the executive offices because tho President was ordered by his physician to stay in his room :o recover from a cold. HARRISBURG, PA.. THURSDAY EVENING, ■ FEBRUARY 12, 1914. COLD WAVE GRIPS NEW ENGLAND AND I EASTERN STATES In Boston Quick Drop in Tempera-, ture Carries Mercury 11 Degrees Below Zero 38 BELOW IN SOME PUCES i Zero Weather Along Coast-Accom-j panied by Stinging North- | west Wind Temperatures observed at local Weather Bureau to-day: 2a. nt., fl above; 4 a. m.> 4; 6 a. ni„ 3; 8 a. nt., 2; 10 a. in., fi; 12 m., 7; 2 p. m., 0. By Associated Press Boston, Mass., Feb. 12. —A quick ! drop in temperautre carried the mer- i cury early to-day to 11 degrees be- [ low zero, the lowest point reached in j this city for several years and only | two degrees above the most severe cold on record at the weather bureau. The water froze so fast in the zero temperature that firemen were forced to leave their ladders and work en tirely from the ground at a fire which , damaged a manufacturing building in i erhill street. The loss was $50,- 000. ine cold wave enveloped all New England with below zero temperature. [Continued on Page 7] FIND 2 BABIES ALL BUT FROZEN ON STEP BEFORE LOCKED DOOR Children Discovered Wrapped in Each Other's Arms to Keep Out Cold When a neighbor of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Frank, 1038 Herr street, hustled to Tier'front door step to bring in the bottle of frozen milk this morn ing, she noticed two small children crying on the steps of the Frank home. , The neighbor pulled her shawl a little tighter about her shoulders and shiveringly went over to investigate. The weeping little folks were the two children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank, Freeda, aged 5, and Mary, aged 3. Eventually they were taken to the almshouse to be cared for temporarily. For weeks the father, the neighbors say, has been without work and after fruitless efforts to get a job he gave up seeking it. The people of the neigh borhood declare that alter a time Mrs. Frank took the matter up with the authorities and that as a result her husband was lodged in the county Jail with nonsupport. j Then the cold snap swooped down ion the house of Frank. To the prob lem of how to get sufficient food to keep the little girls and their mother from starving was added the cold, gray problem of prifviding coal. Then Mrs. Frank herself set out early this morning to search fqr work. The children wanted to go along but she sent them back. The pair didn't want to go back and remained on the porch and at 8 o'clock this morning, an hour after their mother's departure, they were still clasped in each other's arms before the door. • And at 8 o'clock this morning the thermometer officially registered 2 de grees above zero. He Falls Over at Work From Exhaustion Caused by Watching Sick Father Exhausted by loss of sleep from many nights he had sat by the bed side of his sick father, Charles Mus ser, 49 years old. of 1715 Hunter street, fell over while at work this morning at the Rutherford shops. When taken to the Harrisburg hos pital this morning, Musser said he did not believe the collapse was due to vertigo as he had never had any trouble of that kind. Then he told of many nights spent by the bedside or i Henry Musser, his aged father who is ill. Physicians at the hospital be i lievc that loss of sleep may have some thing to do with Musser's illness. He s in a serious condition. OBSERVE DEFENDER'S DAY Camp No. 15, Sons' of Veterans, last ight observed Union Defender's Day n the rooms of Post 58, O. A. R. t lii the College Block. Benjamin Witrnan save an Illustrated lecture on Lincoln and short talks were made by Charles Beaver and Thomas Numbers. Many (3. A. R. men attended the meeting. S.euth White Fears HeM Lose Job if He Draws Pay Tomorrow Coppers Refuse to Take Their Checks on Friday, 13th, i. Lest Some Catastrophe Follow The year's lirst double hoodoo day will be to-morrow, Friday, February 13. It is also pay day for Mayor John K. Royal and his "coppers." Charley Fleck and eight other patrolmen, who are superstitious, have asked that he checks be held over until Satur lay. "If I was to take my money to norrow," said Desk Officer Fleck, "I .vould lose it before I got home to ma'. I have 50 cents left. That will 'I be enough to buy food." TO LECTURE 01 STONY RIVER DAM FAILURE Man Who Dug Through Driving Blizzard to Scene of Disaster, Will Explain "The Failure ot' the Stony ltiver Dam in West Virginia," will be the subject of a lecture to be delivered by Theodore E. Seelye, assistant engineer of the Water Supply Commission of Pennsylvania, on Friday evening, at 8 o'clock, In the lower hall of the Board of Trade building, under the direction of the Engineers' Society of Pennsyl vania. The lecture will be illustrated by many lantern slides, and it is expect ed that a large number of experts from various parts of the East will be fContinued on Pago 11] Stock Exchange Counsel Concludes His Statement Vy Associated Press Washington, Feb. 12. —John G. Mil burn, counsel for the New York Stock Exchange, finished his statement to day before the Senate banking com mittee at its hearing on the Owen bill to regulate stock exchanges. He objects to the requirement that before the securities of any corpora tion shall be listed on the Stock Ex change the directors shall file with the exchange a statement as to the na ture and value of the assets of the corporation together with other in formation as to its business, includ ing copies of all contracts and agree ments affecting the securities. "I certainly would lose my job next Tuesday," remarked Detective Harry White, "If I was to get my pay to morrow." "I couldn't have any worse luck than some are wishing me," said Ser geant Thomas Rodgers, "but I'll not take any chances. I can get my money on Saturday." In and about the police headquar ters the Lynch resolution providing for the dismissal of every officer on the force la still a topic of some in terest. j THE HEART OF LINCOLN j From the melting pot of the ages gone, t I From the crucible of right and wrong, • The bravest heart that ever was born • Was the heart of Lincoln. | l It carrif d the weight of the bloody years, | I It held within it the women's tears, • It bore the brunt of a nation's fears, J I That heart of Lincoln! ) L * I | It loved and lost and loved again j Keeping its faith in the world of men, For God was in His Heaven then j I In the heart of Lincoln. J | His body may be but dust in the tomb, The light of his life shall shine 'till doom, And the angels shall fold their wings for room t | For the heart of Lincoln! -v. j —ANNA H. WOOD. I j Harrisburg, Pa., February 12, lUI4. I Man Wanted For Murder of Woman in Chicago Is Arrested in California By Associated Press San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 12.—John B. Koetters, wanted In Chicago for the murder in a hotel there of Mrs. Emma Kraft, of Cincinnati, who was beaten to death with a hammer, was arrested here last night. A woman, with whom Koetters had been in partnership in the operation t>f a lodging house, revealed his iden tity to the police. The man admitted that he was Koetters, but denied that he wa,s con cerned in the murder. # Chicago, 111., Feb. 12.—< n imme diate effort will be made to return Koetters to Chicago and have him tried for the murder of Mrs. Kraft. In a dying condition Mrs. Kraft was found in her hotel room on November 14. 1912. by a chambermaid. She died soon after in a county hospital. Sev eral wounds were on the back of her head. She was reputed to be wealthy and robbery was believed to have been the motive of the crime. Several days before the murder Koetters, who was known as "Hand some Jack," and Mrs. T "rift registered at. the hotel as man and wife. ELIZABETH GRUBER Elizabeth Gruber, widow of Israel Gruber. of Dauphin, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Annie Fisher, 1611 Logan street, on Wednesday evening after a short illness, aged 83 years. Mrs. Gruber was a lifelong resi dent of Dauphin. She had been living with her daughter for the past six She was a member of the Dauphin Evangelical Church and is survived by two children, Mrs. Annie Fisher and John Gruber, of Dauphin. Fire, With Temperature at 20 Degrees Below Zero, Causes Big Loss By Associated I'ress Syracuse, N. Y., Feb. 12.—Two hotel, four stores and Ave dwellings were destroyed by lire at Harrlsvlle, N. Y„ last night, causing a loss of SIOO,OOO. The intense cold hampered the ef forts of the firemen. Water turned into ice almost before it fell. The temperature was twenty degrees be low zero. > The Kenwood Hotel, one of those destroyed, was a well-known resort for Adirondack sportsmen. BIG FIRE BURNS BUSINESS DISTRICT IN ST. JOSEPH flv Associated Press St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 12.—Fire last night in the business district of St. Jo- I seph caused a loss • stlnmt d at! s2oo,o<Ui. The blaze startej in a gio-j eery store in what formerly was. known as the Martin Academy of l Music, one of the largest blocks in the I city, and because of the intense cold ! assumed dangerous proportions before 1 it was brought under control. CELEBRATE LINCOLN'S BIRTH Lincoln's Blrthda- was observed In this city to-day by the closing of banks, the Post Office and stations, city, county and State offices and the flying of flags from homes and many buildings. In the public schools the life of Lincoln was the main subject in the lessons or talks given by the teachers. , | 12 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT. MOSES FREIDMAN SUPERINTENDENT AT CARLISLE SUSPENOED Congressional Committee's Investi gations Will Be Followed by Trial 0. H. LIPPS IS IN CHARGE Time of Hearings Will Be Set Later; No Details Announced By Associated Press Washington, D. C., Feb. 12. Moses Freidman, superintendent of the Indian School at Carlisle, Pa., was suspended to-day by Commissioner Sells, of the Indian | Office as the result of a recent in | vestigation by a congressional committee. Supervisor O. H. Lipps has been placed in charge pending Freidman's formal trial upon charges which have not yet been made public. The time of hearings will be set later Pope Favors Baseball to Take Tango's Place Special to The Telegraph Rome, Feb. 12.—After granting an audience to the baseball teams who are making a tour of the world Pope Pius said to Cardinal Blsleti he wished all the Latin countries would adopt the American national game and waste no more time on the tango. Charles A. Comiskey, president of the Chicago White Sox. was well enough to accompany the players to the Vatican. SHEPARD'S AUTOMOBII.E IN COLLISION WITH STREET CAR Special to The Telegraph Tarrytown, N. Y., Feb. 12.—1t be came known to-day that Finley J. Shepord. who married Miss Helen Gould, narrowly escaped Injury a few nights ago. He was going to Tarry town, on his way to New York, when his automobile hit a trolley car on Glenville curve. The wooded land on his wife's estate prevented him see ing the car until he was almost on It. He jammed on the brakes and so did the motorman. The bumper on his car prevented a smash, and neither he nor his chauffeur was hurt. Mr. Shepard was at the wheel at the time. To-day he gave orders to have the trees cut down, so that the danger at the cruve might be eliminated. DIDN'T KNOW HE WAS HURT C. A. Campbell, of 1526 Wallace street, voa treated at the Harrlsburg Hospital last night for a fractured shoulder which he had carried around with him for nearly twenty-four hours without kntowlng it. He was pushed against a truck while working in the Adams Express Company station. For Harrlsburg: and vicinityi In- I'rpailng cloudiness, probably ■now to-night or Friday* con tinue*! colli t lowest temperature to-night about R degree*. For Kastem Pennsylvania! Sn«w nnd not ao cold to-night and Fri day) Increasing northeast winds. River • The rtvrr and all Its branches wilt continue to fall except local rises are likely to occur where the channel becomes clogged with Ice. The area of frosen surface will Increase. General Conditions It Is colder In the Upper Ohio Val ley, Middle Atlantic and New England States. It Is somewhat warmer In the Upper Mississippi Valley, but temperatures la Min nesota Hl* still far below aero. Temperatures have risen some what In the Lower Mississippi Valley and In Texas, Oklahoma und New Mexico. , Temperature! H a. m., 2 degrees above iero| 2 p. m., 9 degrees i above aero. Muni Rises, oisß a. m.; sets, Hi SO p. m. Moon i Rises, 0i24 p. m. lUver Stage i 3.0 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, 38. Lowest temperature, 10. Mean temperature, 33. Normal temperature, 20. MARRIAGE. LICENSES 111Ja. Kireta and Mary Shimpo, Steel ton. William M. Welsh and Cora Mabel Redifer, city. Elmer C. Sornbergor and Gertrude E. Holly, city. Lincoln On the anniversary of Lin coln's birthday It Is fitting to draw a business text from his wonderful life. "I am always for the man who works," he said-—and his life fullllled his words. He believed In his country f.nd that there was no limit to ts great possibilities. This same spirit is driving men forward to great achieve ments all DV r America. Temporary si;fbac'. do not dim the spirit of progress. We, of the United States and Canada, are a nation of opti mists. We believe the rewards come to those workers who earn them. No literature that Is written to-day Is ao typical of the coun try and Its spirit as the adver tisements which appear from day to day In the live newspa pers. They are voice of the worker calling on the world to come and see what he has done. The j-eadlng of the advertising Is In keeping with the spirit ol l.lncoln's whole life—the encour agement of the worker.