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U. S. Soldiers Trail Mexicans Who Mysterio
Headed Across Rio Grande From
American Side With Arms
and Supplies
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
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
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
Late News Bulletins
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Steelton Father Willing and Eager
to Act Part of True Shepherd,
Bat Doors Are Locked
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]
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
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.
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.
In Boston Quick Drop in Tempera-,
ture Carries Mercury 11
Degrees Below Zero
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,-
ine cold wave enveloped all New
England with below zero temperature.
[Continued on Page 7]
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.
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
"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."
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
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
"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
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
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, 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
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.
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.
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. , |
Congressional Committee's Investi
gations Will Be Followed
by Trial
Time of Hearings Will Be Set
Later; No Details
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.
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.
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
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.
111Ja. Kireta and Mary Shimpo, Steel
William M. Welsh and Cora Mabel
Redifer, city.
Elmer C. Sornbergor and Gertrude E.
Holly, city.
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
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
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.

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