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Man Who Attempted to Take Life of Mew York's Mayor to Get Speedy Trial
HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIII— No. 92 SPEEDY TRIAL BEING PLANNED FOR LATEST WOULD-BE ASSASSIN lichael P. Mahony's Case Will Be Presented to Grand Jury Monday HANK L. POLK WILL RECOVER lullet Removed From Jaw Last Evening and Patient Is Ex pected to Improve By Associated Press New Yorlc, April 18.—Michael P. fahoney, the gray-haired crank who esterdav attempted to assassinate layor Mitchol and in so doing mounded Frank L. Polk, corporate ounsei, was arraigned in the Tombs lolicc court to-day on a charge of ssault with Intent to kill. He was eld In $25,000 hail for the action of he grand jury. "When the amount of lie bail was announced by Magistrate imnis, Mahoney smiled broadly and aid: "Why not boost it a little? The ik re the merrier." Before his arraignment Mahoney .as taken to police headquurters, .•here 2S>O detectives, all masked, looked him over." None of them was ■osltive he had ever seen the man efore. Mahoney was awakened at 8 a. ni. fter being allowed four hours' sleep, "ntil 4 o'clock this morning he was loseted with detectives, who put him hrough a rigid "third degree." Tie xplalned that when ho bought the evolver he fired yesterday he told the nan who sold it to him in Jersey City hat "he wanted to kill a party." Faces Long Sentence The arraignment to-day marked the rst. move in the program outlined by district Attorney Charles S. Whitman or the quick trial of the would-be ssnssln. On Monday M<\ Whitman I'lll present the case to the grand Jury nd an Immediate indictment Is ex acted to be returned, making it pos ible to bring Mahoney before a Su ireme Court Justice for trial at an arly date. Mahoney faces a possible prison entence of twenty years, but should le be adjudged insane he will be eom nitted to an asylum for the criminal nsane. Frank li. Polk, corporation ounsei, who was struck in the jaw >y the bullet intended for the mayor, pent a restless night and suffered nuch pain. The bullet was removed arly last night and the patient is ex acted to recover'rapidly. His phy ictans announced to-day that he vould be able to leave the hospital I'lthin two days and after a rest of wo weeks be able to resume his offl •ial duties. "Sodden Type of Hobo'' From the many incoherent letters written by Mahoney in which he at aeked the official acts of Mayor viitchel, of this city; of Mayor Arm strong, of Pittsburgh, and of Colonel joethais. Governor of the Panama "anal Zone, and after a two hours' itudy of the aged man, District Attor ley Whitman expressed the opinion hat Mahoney was of the "embittered ind sodden type of hobo." This state nent forecasted the pronable action >f the district attorney that he would lot oppose action to have the prisoner idjudged insane. Mr. Whitman said hat while the best course might be to inve Mahoney conlined in an avslum, he mayor and Air. Polk must be con sulted before a tinul decision is •cached. The attempted assassination by Ma loney caused Police Commissioner [Continued on Page !).] ~amp Curtin Co. Fair Will Be Opened Tonight The Camp Curtin lire company fair illl open this evening in the Are house t Sixth street and Reel's lane, to con inue until April 26. The house has ieen handsomely decorated for the vent and there will be music two venlngs next week. The Trainmen's Band will be en aged and a concert next Saturday af ernoon. — Late News Bulletins NO FIGHTING, SAYS DANIELS Cleveland, Ohio, April 18.—Secretary of tlie Navy Josephtis Dan iels, who addressed tlie Western Reserve University law students here this morning, and is to speak at the "dollar dinner" of the Cuyahoga County Democracy to-night, read with interest Mexican dispatches, and on hearing that a Cabinet meeting had been summoned wired to Washington for further Information. "In don't think there'll be tight- Inn," was his only comment on the situation. ANOTHER "WANTED TO SEE MAYOR" New York, April IS.—A man who said he "wanted to get a close look at Mayor Mitcliel," was turned away to-day as he attempted to Jtfiss the line of police sentinels stationed ul>out tlie Peter Stuyvesant apartments on Riverside drive, where the mayor makes his home. Tin man was unarmed, lie was (topped by a detective, one or eight men assigned to guard the mayor. NO VERDICT IN SWEET CASE Philadelphia, April 18.—The Jury in the case of Dr. Joslina E Sweet, a member of the faculty of the medical department of the Vnl veristy of Pennsylvania, charged with cruelty to dogs alter rlvsectlon operations, was still trying to reach a verdict to-dnv.. The case was riven tlie twelve men Friday afternoon. If n verdict Is reached it will be sealed and handed to the court Monday corning. BIG LUMBER PLANT BURNED Vancouver, B. C„ April 18.—Fire to-day destroyed the plant of the Alberts Lumber Company with a loss of half million dollars The fire started In a holler house and. fanm>d by a strong wind soon spread over the entire plant. Firemen wer« hamix rcd in their work bv a noor water pressure. 1 SEALING STEAMER IS SAFE St. Johns' N. F., April 18.-—The sealing steamer Kite, from which no tidings had been received for more than a month, was reported sale to-day. The Kite has about seventy men on hoard. HUERTA MUST GUARANTEE SALUTE Washington, April 18.—Secretary Bryan explained that the Presi dent's statement meant Huerta would lie obliged to guarantee the salute without qualification by 6 o'clock Sunday evening, and that nhvsi/a obstacles might defer Its being actually fired by that hour fr— : J> SCENE OF ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION; Below is shown a part of the great thr>.Mß that crowded in front of New York City Hall after David Rose had shot City Chamberlain Frank folk in an attempt to kill Mayor John Ptirroy Mitehei, who, with Polk, had just stepped into an automobile. Tn the upper left-hand corner Polk is shown as he appeared after being at tended by a surgeon. Mayor Mitchel is shown in the center and hin would-be assassin is shown in the upper right-hand corner. Rose expressed regret that he had failed to wear his glasses, the lack of which spoiled his aim, lie said. 1914 POULTRY SHOW AS PLANNED 10 BE LARGER THAI EVER Central Penna. Association Leases Eiggest Auditorium in City For the Event C. S. SMITH Of West Fairvlew, new secretary of the Central Pennsylvania Poultry Association. The Central Pennsylvania Poultry Association Is going ahead as actively with plans for its 1914 show as if the big exhibition were to be held next week. A contract has Just been signed for the Chestnut street hall for the [Continued on Page 3] HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 18, 1914. / HURT WHEN AUTO HITS ANOTHER CAR Oil THE RIVER ROAD Girl and Six Youths Injured in Col lision Near Rockville Last Night Five younc men of Steeltrm, one young girl of Paxtang and a youth of this city were injured in ati automo bile accident near Rockville last night. Two cars came together. The injured are: I.aurence Wcirich, son of Dr. J. L. Welrich, driver of one car; left leg sprained and possibly fractured. William Gardner, son of Squire Thomas V. Gardner; cut and bruised. Raymond llartinaii. son of William Hartman, cut about face. John Norrls, son of Patrick Norrls, slight cut and bruises. Roseoe Long, son of (5. M. Long, left knop sprained and possibly frac tured. Lucy , Paxtang, cuts about face and body. Jesse W. licdrick. Jr., driver of the other car, bruises about the body and probably a fractured rib. The Steelton people to-day gave an [Continued on Page 0] "Going to Be Red Hot Time Tonight," Say the Ryan Supporters Here I Democrats are quite excited this I afternoon over stories alloat to the effect that the speeches at Chestnut street Hall to-night will be of a sen- I sational character. City Solicitor Ryan, I of Philadelphia, one of the famous | Democratic orators and the candidate ; of those opposed to the White House ; slate for Governor, Is expected to : make a speech that will sizjfle and it was stated to-day that it may be necessary to have an overflow meeting to accommodate the crowds that are coming from the nearby towns. "This is to be a showdown of the Democrats who are not afraid to de nounce bossism in their own party," declared a prominent Ryan supporter. Members of the new Dauphin County Democratic League, who are pushing the Budd-Ryan cause against the Pal mer-McCormick faction, say the meet ing to-night will be an eye-opener and a hummer and a few other things rolled into one. Getting the Playgrounds and Parks Into Shape All the Public Work Will He Pushed as Rapidly as Possible Heavy snows during Alarch, follow ed by continuous rains and belated Spring weather, has greatly delayed the outdoor work of the city. It is expected, however. that beginning next Monday there will be all kinds of activity. Superintendent of Parks Taylor has been on the public playgrounds at Island Park dally in order to get the track, the baseball field and the tennis courts in shape at the earliest possible moment. He is un old ball player and knows how anxious the boys art) to get on the diamond. Ow ing to the high water and the heavy rains considerable damage was done an<l It will be several days before the corraitions will be satisfactory for opening the grounds for the season. On the tennis courts there was con siderable debris from the overflow and the track is being scraped for the covering of tine cinder. Scores of men are at work whereevcr It Is pos sible to do any work and the force will be Increased from time to time. What Is true of the Department of Parks is likewise true of the depart ments In charge of Superintendents Lynch and Bowman. --They are ex tremely busy, and all the outdoor work. Including the various Improve ment jobs, sewer construction, paving and street repairs, in addition to the changes in the water system and ex tension of street mains, is about ready i for hustling in every direction. IHMES OE 12.001 VOTERS ON PETITION OF JUDOE KUNKEL ifty Counties Are Represented and More Are to Follow in Few Days I |KmK PRESIDENT JUDGE GEO. KUNKEL Petitions favoring tlie nomination of Judge George Kunkei as candidate for Supreme Court Judge were filed at the State Department this morning. They represented the voters of fifty two counties to the number of more than. 12.000. These petitions will be followed b.v others during the coming week from the remaining seventeen counties, some of which are already in but have not been properly codified. •India- Klinkers petitions represent the largest number 'of voters that have ever petitioned for the nomina tion of any eundldate 011 a nonparti san ticket. All sections of the State are repre sented and men of all parties and nil walks yf life are among the petition ers. Among them are judges of the [Continued on Page »] American Teachers Attacked and Robbed Near Sea of Galilee By Associated Press Constantinople, April is.—American teachers from the Beirut American College were attacked and -obbed by brigands and one of them slightly wounded by a bullet while they were 011 an excursion yesterday to the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias). The American consul general at Beirut, Syria, in reporting the occur -1 rence to the embassy hero to-day, said 'that the wounded teacher was not dangerously hurt. j The Syrian protestant college, [founded by the Uev. Dr. Daniel Bliss, •an American congregational clergy- I man, is generally known as the Amer- I lean college. It is an extensive In stitution and is under the direction of I the Uev. Howard S. Bliss, a son of the | founder. I The American ambassador called |the attention of the Turkish authori -1 ties to the outrage and was assured I that the property of the American I teachers would be recovered and the j brigands punished. SUFFRAGETTES AT WORK By Associated Press Belfast, Ireland, April 18.—The Bel fast Corporations tea rooms In Belle vue Gardens were destroyed by fire to-day. The damage was very exten sive. The police say the fire was the work of a suffragette arson squad. Wilson Demands Salute Before 6 P. M. Sunday Or Attack Will Follow Provisional President of Mexico Reiterates His Countei Proposition For Simultaneous Salute, But United States Informs Him That Washington Government Will Stand Behind Original Demand of Admiral Mayo; Wilson May Ask Congress For Authority to Declare War at Joint Session Monday By Associated Press Washington, D. C., April 18. —Huerta will salute the American flag at Tampico before 6 p. m. Sunday, or President Wilson will go before Congress in a joint session Monday and ask for au thority to take such measures as may be necessary. The following statement was issued at the White House: "General Huerta is still insisting upon doing something less than has been demanded and something less than would constitute an acknowledgment that his representatives were entirely in the wrong in the indignities they have put upon the government of the United States. "The President has determined that if General Huerta has not yielded by 6 o'clock on Sun day afternoon, he will take the matter to Congress on Monday." Huerta has reiterated his counter proposition for a simultaneous salute. President Wilson has informed him that the United States stands on the original demand of Rear Admiral Mayo, and that he must accept immediately. 1 WILL NOT WAIT FOR ADMIRAL BADGER Secretary Bryan prepared President Wilson's answer which was immediately sent to Mexico City. It set forth that unless Huerta accepts the American demands immediately the plan for seizure of Tampico and Vera Cruz will be carried out without waiting for Admiral Badger to reach Mexican waters. The plan for seizing Vera Cruz and Tampico also includes the seizure of the railway from Vera Cruz to Mexico City as far as a trestle, about twenty miles west of Vera Cruz. While President Wilson's final message was in transmission to Mexico City orders were flash ing out from the Navy Department, setting all the forces already in Mexican waters in readiness to enforce its terms. There were no orders to the troops at Texas City. White House officials announced that unless Huerta saluted the flag according to President Wilson's demand as soon after receipt of to-day's messages was physically possible, action would be taken without any further exchanges. CABINET MEMBERS ARE SUMMONED Members of the cabinet were summoned to the White House for conference. Postmaster Gen eral Burleson was the first to arrive. Others left their offices and hurried to the executive offices in their motor cars. President Wilson abandoned his usual Saturday holiday and returned at once to the White House where he went to his study with all the latest dispatches. The Board of Aids, which, with Secretary Daniels, is the executive force of the navy, went into a secret conference to complete plans for the movements of the fleet and marines. It was reported in official circles that President Wilson might address Congress Monday. The only comment of White House officials was that Huerta was "very obstinate." As President Wilson, Secretary Bryan and Secretary Tumulty returned to the White House offices their faces were very grave and they were silent. All callers and those who had engage ments with Mr. Wilson were turned away with the word that "very grave business" was being con sidered. i If Huerta has not yielded at 6 p. m. Sunday, President Wilson will take the matter to Con gress Monday. [Continued on Page 2] Mill CLEM-UP PUNM IS. ISSUED BY MAYOR Municipal Broom Will Start Sweep ing Away Cobwebs and Dirt on May 4 "Clean-up Week" in Harrlsburg will be held May 4 to May 16. Mayor Royal this morning issued his annual clean-up proclamation. Ur gent request is made that all unclean ly, unsightly or unsanitary trash ac cumulations be eliminated from the city during the clean-up period. The Mayor also urges the repairing of broken fences, sidewalks, spouting and so on. Here is the proclamation: For some years past it has been customary for the Chief Execu tive of the city to proclaim a "Clean-up Week," during which [Continued on I'age 9.] Members of Fife Corps of Coxey's Army Trade Instruments For Beer By Associated Press Ijouisville, Ohio, April 18.—Because members of the life corps :if Coxey's Army of the Commonwealth traded their instruments for beer, became in toxicated, It was charged, and were jailed by the village marshal. "Gen eral" Jacob S. Coxe.v issued an edict against drinking as the army left here to-day on the third day of the march to Washington. "I don't belong to the W. C. T. T*. but from now on, you've either got to 'cut out the booze' or we don't want you aloi g," was the substance of the ieader's address to his "troops." "We're marching 'o Washington to teach the people a great moral les son, and you'll destroy all its effects if you persist in getting drunk." ARRESTED FOR CRUELTY Charged with violating the cruelty to animal laws, U. B. Shanabrook, of Bowmansdale, was arrested by Sam uel C. Cunkle,, special officer for the Society For the Prevention cf Cruelty to Animals. He was given a hearing before Alderman Murray this morning and was ordered to pay a fine and costs. It Is alleged that Shanabrook sold it sick horse to M. E. Shultz, 2011 Brlggs street. S. P. C. I TO ASK CITY TO HAVE STRAY DOGS ELECTROCUTED Will Petition City Council to Pro vide Money For Purchase of "Chair" Urging that the present methods of killing vagabond dogs picked up on the streets during the summer months is antiquated and cruel, members of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are considering of fering the city a proposition which will enable it to substitute the modern and humane method of the "electric chair" in dispatching animals. At present the dogs are put to death by charcoal fumes, is said that very often the lire from the oven breaks Into the compartment where the dog Is confined, and Instead of dy ing an easy death the animal is slowly [Continued on Piijro ».] Much Interest Is Shown in Caillaux's Campaign By Associated Press Paris, April 18. —The campaign of Joseph Caillaux, former premier anil minister of finance, for re-election to the chamber of deputies Is attracting: more attention than that of any other politician in France. The reasons for this are the assassination of C&lmette by .Madame Caillaux and the alleged influence used by M. Caillaux to post pone the trial of swindler Kochettc. While Madame Caillaux awaits in Saint Lazare prison the opening of her trial for murder, her husband's politi cal friends are busy seeking the sup port of the voters In his cor.stltutency of Mamcrs, in the department of the Sarthe. He has represented this con stitutency in the chamber since 1898. CAR HITS MAN G. F. Metz, aged 30, of 1725 Logan 'street, was struck and knocked down Iby a street car at Cameron and Mar i ket streets early this morning. He j escaped with cuts on his head. HIGHEST TEMPERATURE To-day wasn't only the niftiest out o'-doors day of the year, it was the warmest In 1914. The mercury, ac cording to the weather bureau, lazily [moved up to 74 degrees. , 14 PAGES. * POSTSCRIPT. ITHEWEATHERJ For Harrlabnrg find Tirtnltyi Show er* to-night or Sunday; warmer to-night. For Eastern Pennsylvania! Unset tled weather to-night and Sun day. probably local ralna, except fair to-night In aoutheaat p«r tloni warmer to-night In north and weat portion* | moderato southerly winds. River The Susquehanna river and all Its tributaries will probably fall to night and Sunday, eirrpt tho lower portion of the main river will remain nearly stationary to night. The local rains Indicated may cause local rlaea In some of the atrenms Sunday. General Conditions It Is ? to 22 degreea warmer over the eastern half of the country and over most of the territory west of the Rocky Moun-talna. A general fall of 2 to 14 degreea la temperature has occurred In the IMalns States In the last twenty four hour* under the Influence of a high pressure area overlying the Northwest. Tempera tore l 8 a. m., 52; 2 p. m., 74. Sunt lilacs, 5i24 a. m.| seta, B>4S p. m. Moon i New moon, April 25. 6i22 a. m. River Staget 8.7 feet above low water mark. Yesterdny's Weather Highest temperature, <l6. l.oweat temperature. 41. Mean temperature, 54. Normal temperature, 52. WOMAN'S SKULL FRACTURKD Sunbury, Pa., April 18. While walking along a railroad track at Sha mokin Dam, Mrs. John "eager, 67 years old, of that place, felt a stinging sensation and then fell unconscious. She was picked up by Lester Buffing ton and a doctor summoned. He said that she had been hit by a stone. 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