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Leo Frank's Death Sentence Commuted
HARRISBURG ifiiiili TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 143 LEO FRANK'S DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED TO PRISOII FOR LIFE '1 Would Be a Murderer If I Allowed This Man to Hang," Declares Governor A TAKEN SECRETLY FROM JAIL Rushed to Prison Farm; Police Guard Against Riots in Atlanta Streets "I Would Be a Murderer If I Allowed This Man to Hang," Says Governor Atlanta, Ga., June 21.— "Feeling as 1 do about this cane," said Governor Slayton, in giving out his statement, "I would ho a murderer if I allowed this mnn to hang. It means that I must live in obscurity the rest of my life, but 1 would rather be plowing in a field than to feel that I had taken that man's blood on my hands." «■ By Associated Press Atlanta, Ga., June 21. Ix"o. M. Frank's death sentence was commuted to life Imprisonment to-day by Gov ernor Slayton. Announcement of the Governor's decision came several hours after Frank had been secreUy taken from the Jail and hurried to the State prison farm at Mllledgeville. Frank was sentenced to be hanged here to-morrow for the murder of Mary Phagan in April, 1913. Governor Slayton was still at home when he announced his decision. In making the announcement the Gov ernor Issued the following brief state ment: "AH that I ask is that the people of Georgia read my statement of the reasons why I commuted Leo M. Frank's death sentence to life Imprisonment before they judge. Feeling lis I do about this case, I would be a murderer if I allowed this mail to liang. It means that 1 must live In obscurity thereafter, hut I would rather be plowing in a Held than to feel for the rest of my life that I had that -man's blood on my hands." l > Crowds Gather In Streets. Governor Slayton was completing a long statement giving his reasons for his actions, and this he said, would be made public later. When early reports that Frank's sentence had been commuted began to circulate crowds began to gather on the principal downtown street corners. The arrest of a man who attempted to dismount a policeman by grabbing the [Continued on Page 7.] Volcanic Eruption at Sea Reported in Japan By Associated Press Tokio, June 21, 9:25 p. m. —Reports of a terrible volcanic eruption at sea, south of Japan, two days ago, has been brought into Yokohama by in coming steamers. The disturbance is regarded here as a direct cause of an earthquake shock In central Japan yesterday, the strongest experienced In several years. The marine eruption took place at half past eight o'clock in the morn ing of Saturday, June 19. Its location is given as about 70 miles to the south east of Fatslzy or Hachijo island which is 150 miles directly south of Yoko hama. A pillar of fire and dense smoke obscured' the sun and turned day Into night. Huge rocks and quan tities 'of lava rained down into the sea, and the waters are described as becoming "red and boiling." GOING ON A VACATION. Before you leave home don't forget to order the Harrisburg Telegraph sent to your vacation address; otherwise you'll miss something every day you're away. No matter where you go, the Telegraph will follow you and keep you posted on what is doing in Harrisburg and the rest of the busy world. You won't fish, bathe, dance and play all the time, and you'll long for news from home if you don't get the Telegraph. The cost is just the same as when you are home, 6 cents a week. A postal addressed to the Circulation De partment will bring you the next issue. THE WEATHER For Harrisburg and vicinity! Un armed weather, probably nhoncri and warmer to-night | Tueaduy ■bower*. For Kan tern Pennsylvania i Increas ing cloudlnea* aud warmer to night probably showers In west portion; Tuesday showerst light, arlabie wlnda. River The Snmiaehannn river and all Ita main lirnnrhea will probably fall alow ly or remain nearly ata tlonary. l.ocnl rlara may occur 111 aome stream* aa a lcsuh ot the ahowera Indleatrd for the Valley In the next thlrty-xlx hour*. A at age of about 3.3 feet la Indicated for Harrisburg Tues day morning. General Conditions The disturbance that was central north of the Great Lakes, Satur day morning, has passed off northeastward, causing ahowera generally In the Middle Atlantic aad New England Sta-tea since last report. Temperaturei S a. m„ <l2. Suns Hlsea, 4i3tl a. m.; seta, 7i3« p. m. Moon: Full moon, June 2H, 11127 a. m. Itlver Stnget 3i4 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, 78. I .on eat temperatare, en. Mean temperature, 74. Aormal temperature, 72. bui mini RESISTS IRK And So One "Eternal Triangle" Never Was Formed, Dauphin County Court Learns A FRIEND WHO WAS A FRIEND When Steelton Man's Wife Wrote Letters to Him, He Turned Them Over to Husband The story of a pretty woman's in trigue to form the inevitable triangle, the testing of the husband's "friend," how the friend stood the test and shat tered the one side of the triangle that was never really formed—these were only a few of the highlights of a tale that edified Judge McCarrell's court during the June session of desertion court this morning when Sevastia Evanoff brought action against her husband SpirJdlon for nonsupport. And a suggestion of the distant shadows of the throne of Bulgaria added Its touch to the story. According to Spiridion he married SevaHtia, one of the loveliest ot the younger girls In Steelton's Bulgarian colony, on April 18. Throe weeks later he had to bring a charge against her of larceny because he said, she had stolen SSOO. She declared that the money was a gift of her husband. Offered in evidence, however, were letters written in French and Bulgar ian. They were to Milan Angeloff, whom, so it is whispered about in the foreign colony of Steelton, is the scion of one of Bulgaria's noble houses.an ar tillery officer in the army that is on the verge of the great war, and who—so the rumors persist—came to America to avoid entering the contest. Spiridion and Milan grew to be the best of friends. Whereupon Sevastia began the forming of the triangle. She wrote the letters to Milan—she* "was his, and would always be his, and his alone, until the grave"— : was only one of the phrases that caught the ear of an unusually attentive courtroom as Interpreter David F. Baker read it. But Milan didn't care a straw for the pretty wife of Spiridion-—and he remembered Spiridion was his friend. He just smiled when he received the letters —and turned them over to his friend, Spiridion. GERMAN FINANCIER DEAD. Ijondon, June 21.—Emll Rathenau, privy councillor and managing direc tor of the Berlin General Electric Company, Is dead, according to a Reuter dispatch from Berlin. Herr Rathenau was 77 years old, and in ad dition to being one of the leading men in the steel trade also was a power in the' financial and commercial world. JACOB [. WELSH DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS Former Burgess of Middletown Made Home With a Son Here; . Was 77 Years Old Jacob H. Welsh, aged 77, ex-Burgess of Middletown, died shortly before 9 o'clock last night at the home of his son, W. J. Welsh, 1411 Regina street. Death was due to hardening of the arteries. He had been ill since last February. The survivors are his widow, Mrs. Annie E. Welsh, and the following children: W. J., Ida K., of Los Angeles, Cal.; Harry E., Washington, Pa.: Ed ward L/., West Brighton, Staten Island; Mrs. Bessie Ileikes, Harrisburg; Mrs. Anna Staats, Middletown; twenty-five grandchildren and four great-grand children. The funeral will take place Wednes day afternoon at 1 o'clock. Services will be conducted at the home of the son, W. J. Welsh, 1411 Regina street, by the Rev. Dr. Clayton A. Smucker, pastor of Stevens M. E. church. Burial will be made In Middletown ceme tery. Jacob H. Welsh was born at Quarry ville, Lancaster county. He was a car builder by trade and came to Harris [ Continued on Page 7.] 5,01)0 CAR ORDER EOR MIDDLETOWN Entire Contract From European Countries; 260 Men Now at Work A contract for the erection of 5,000 freight cars has been obtained by the Middletown Car Company, of Middle town. This big order, one of the largest in recent years, is made up of a number of contracts up to 1,000 cars each. The entire contract is from European countries. President Arthur King of the Mid dletown Company to-day verified the [Continued on Page 7.] GIVE $8,500 TO STOUGH Another Offering Will Be Made Up To-night at Reading. Special to The Tele graph Reading, Pa., June 31.—Yesterday was remuneration day at the taber nacle, and the offering for Evangelist Henry W. Stough totaled $3,500. The campaign will close to-night, when the proceeds will again go to Doctor Stough. The evangelist has had a thorny road to travel here be cause of the conservatism of Berks county and the fact that only thirty out of more than 100 churches here co-operated in the movement The total of conversions was 2,000, a goodly number being children. HARRISBURG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 21, 1915. WORK PROGRESSING ON THE NEW CUMBERLAND VALLEY BRIDGE PIERS The wofk on the piers of the new Cumberland Valley Railroad bridge across the Susquehanna ll progressing rapidly. A gasoline driven engine which carries concrete for the pier forms is seen in the one picture. In the other is seen a crane hoisting the concrete to the shoot, through which it is poured to its place. UNTRUTHS EXPOSED BY NEW INSTRUMENT Harvard Man's Fib Detector Tried in 1,000 Tests Made On Students Boston, June 21. —Prof. Hugo Mun sterberg's sphygometer, or lie detector, is a success, according to Moulton Marston, a Harvard senior, who con ducted' the experiments for the noted psychologist. Thus far it has been tried only on Harvard students. The experiments were made upon members of the Munsterbcrg classes in psychology. In each case the result proved the same —whenever a falsehood was told the Instrument disclosed the prevarica tion. The sphygometer is used primarily to measure blood pressure. It is a four-sided elastic bag, about four and a half inches wide and long enough to encircle the upper forearm. In the experiment for lying It is wrapped around the arm, and outside of It a cuff of strong canvas is firmly strapped. Air is forced into the bag by a tube, which is also connected to a dial manometer, an instrument with a pointer which moves along a scale, for [Continued on Page 7.] TELLS MOTHERS If TO CARE FOR BABIES Dr. Raunick Issues List of Warm Weather Hints For Children and Grown-ups Dr. John M. J. Raunick. city health officer, this morning Issued a list of warm weather hints for mothers In caring for their babies and also a list [Continued on Page 7.] Boy Knocked From Wheel by Auto on the Hill William Reed, a 16-year-old boy employed in the Job department of the Harrlsburg Telegraph, was knock ed from his bicycle this morning when hit by an auto driven by the Rev. T. B. Johnson, assistant rector at the Cathe dral. State street, at Derry and Mul berry streets. The boy's wheel was smashed, but the lad was unhurt. The glass in one of the auto's front lights was broken. Father Johnson after removing the broken glass from his broken light severely berated the boy for getting in his way. "The city police ars after the motor ists all lh<: time," declared the Cathe dral assistant, "but half the trouble and half the accidents occur because you cyclists and the teamsters dis regard all traffic rules." GOVERNOR VETOES BILLS FOR $170,000 Scores of Big Measures Not Pre viously Announced Shows His Ax Was Working Last Week In addition to vetoes of bills already announced, twenty appropriation hills carrying $170,780 were vetoed by Governor Brumbaugh In acting on legislation prior to Saturday at mid night: Reimbursing counties for sum paid to the State under [Continued on Page 2.] CHAMPION SMOKER By Associated Press Chicago, 111., June 21.—Henry R. Krayblll is the champion smoker at the University of Chicago. To-day he will smoke the. equivalent of a cigar five feet long. Every day he will smoke sixty stogies, and he will burn them down to an inch of the butt. It isn't for his own pleasure that Kray blll is performing this marathon act. He is making a scientific experiment, testing the burning qualities of tobacco treated with different kinds of fertil izer while growing. Krayblll Is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State I Agricultural College. CAPITOL FEELS THE APPROPRIATION CUT Several Departments Must Read just Their Forces or Else .Make Some Dismissals Capitol Hill to-day took account of stock to see how the Governor's action on appropriation bills and the general appropriation measure had affected it and half a dozen departments will [Continued on Page 3.] Henry Siegel Begins 10 Months Sentence in New York State; Waives Stay By Associated Press Geneso, N. Y., June 21. — Henry Siegel, former owner of department stores and banker of New Tork, con victed last November of a misde meanor and sentenced to ten months' Imprisonment and to pay a fine of SI,OOO unless he made restitution to his creditors, started for Rochester to-day to enter the Monroe county penitentiary to begin his sentence. At hie hearing before Justice Clark Siegel waived a stay of execution of sentence and Sheriff George H. Root started by automobile with the pris oner for Rochester. The hearing, which was postponed last Monday at Siegel's request, lasted but three minutes. ALLIES' FORCES ALL BACK ON GALLIPQLI Turks Direct an Effective Bom bardment Against New Positions The Turkish force on Galllpoll pen insula took the offensive yesterday and according to the official announcement from Constantinople inflicted .heavy losses on the allies' left wing. As a result of the gTe the allies were com pelled to change their position. The Turks directed an effective bombard ment against the new positions, and advanced the artillery of their oppo nents. Berlin and Vienna record a series of successes still unbroken In the Gallclan campaign. latest reports from Austrian head quarters announce a new and com plete victory. The Russians, however, are still fighting obstinately on the line of the AVereszyca river in the region of Grodek, a short distance west of Lemberg. Petrograd says the Austro- German forces have made a further advance In the Denestry district As well the Teutonic allies are clinging, seriously threatening Russian posses sion of the city and the other districts of Gallcia still In the hands of the In vaders. The French and British are [Continued on Page 7.] MANYSWEPTTO DEATH AT SEASHORE Resistless Undertow at Atlantic City Causes Drowning of Seven Philadelphia, June 21. Fifteen persons were drowned at the sea shore and in waters near Philadelphia yesterday, and scores more narrowly [Continued on Page 7.] Emperor William Takes Command of Forces Now Near Galician Capital By Associated Press London, June 21. 12,58 P. M.—The announcement that Emperor William has assumed supreme command of the operations in Galicia is inter preted here as an indication of com plete German confidence in the final ! victory of the assault on Lemberg, now i I regarded as so near at hand that the I | generals who during the last two months have battered their way across the province wish the emperor to par ticipate personally in the expected tri umph. Some of the claims put for ward by the Germans and Austrian* of decisive results are still to he sub stantiated, but there is no question that they have won new victories both vest and north of the Galician capital. 10 PAGES BOMB WRECKS BIG CANADIAN FACTORY German Sympathizers Believed Back of Deed; Making Uni forms For Allies TRY TO BLOW UP ARMORY Fuse Burned Out or 200 Men Would Have Been Blown to Atoms By Assr"'ated Press Toronto, Ont., June 21.—The over all factory of the Peacock Co., Ltd., located in Walkerville, a suburb of Windsor, was partially wrecked by the explosion of a bomb early to-day. The company is said to have just com pleted an order of 115,000 uniforms. Shortly after the explosion in the | overall factory, twenty-live sticks of dynamite were found under the rear of the Windsor Armory. The dyna mite had been attached to a time fuse which had been set for 3:15 a. m., but the fuse had burned out. It is said that 200 men slept in the armory last night and had the dynamite exploded the whole building would have been wrecked. Horace B. Peabody, head of the overall company, expressed the belief that, the bomb had been placed "by German sympathizers from Detroit." Police and authorities are working to gether on the case. The property damage was estimated at between $5,000 and SIO,OOO. Russians in General Retreat Along Whole Front Vienna, June 20. via London. June 21. 4.40 A. M.—The Russians have been In general retreat since S o'clock this morning along their entire front after having been forced out of their position on the Wereezyca river a short distance to the west of Ijemherg. A REVENGEFUL, SERPENT Sfecial to The Telegraph Cherryvale, Kan., June 21.—Jim Jacobs was in town recently in his automobile to meet his old aunt, who came from Amarooga, Okla., to spend the summer with him. Jim was de layed some by a fight he had with a bull snake over Big Hill way. Jim ran his car over the snake, which was lying in the road, and the reptile was so enraged that it chased him two miles, striking at the wheels with its teeth. The only damage it did was to puncture the two back tires. CHILD BADL-Y BURNED , > K trrisburg. ■ — While play ith matches, at 4 o'clock this afternoon, Anna Marie Jones, aged 4 years; of 935 South > Nineter it'" street, was seriously •<] about the body when her clothing caught fire. She .was rushed to the Hav i risburg Hospital in the ambulance where the doctors are ! ' mal y effort to save the child's life. , ( SALOONS CLOSED IN ATLANTA 1 ' Atlanta, Ga., June 21—Although crowds on the streets i discussing the Frank case did not appear so excited as the * f ' day wore on, the police ordered all near beer saloons clos ed t Shortly before 11 o'clock and an extra one hundred police- | [ * men were put on duty. Orders were issued to immediately I arrest any one attempting to incite violence. ' ( > J 1 CARRANZA DENIES BREAK I Galveston, Tex., June 21.—General Carranza in a per- * * 1 sonal cablegram to John T. Burns, constitutional consul here I to-day declared there war, no truth m reports of n break be | | | ■ tween himeelf and General Obregon. No other informatiot , was containe- 1 in the cablegram. , > <, ■ ' ROYALTON'S BURGESS ROBBED | | n, Pa., June 21. —For the second time within two ' months, the home of Burgess Henry S. Granger, of this ; ' ' place was rohbed. Thieves entered the house while he was f * ' in his candy store and stole $25.00. AUSTRO-GERMANS CLAIM SUCCESS l j 4 ■ Berlin, June 21, via London, June 2!, 4.10 P. M.—A fur ] ther success in the Austro-German drive at the Galician < j I capital of Lemherg was announced to day by the war office. The ■ tatement says that the town of Rawa Ruskn, thirty- | * two miles northwest of Lemberg, has been captured. SUPREME CCUtfT < ' Washington, June 21. —The Supreme Court adjourn* i t<Ml international II harvestei Oregon minimum wage and other imports r j pending. It will not meet again until October. ; i ftNNUL "GRANDFATHER'S CLAUSE" 1 Washington, June Si. The Oklahoma Constitutional | I "Grandfather's clause" restricting the negro vote, was to- ' day annulled as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court ; MARRIAGE LICENSES | JJ'HMW Rich aril Orvrr and HUM Ivnthr; n CrltcUejr, Pea brook, i Ilalph M. Whitby, Philadelphia, and Mary ti. Header, city. s «muel L ifomgarduer and Erma L. Smith, city. A jl'Vl"*' W' >1 V|<»' * POSTSCRIPT 100 MOISTS BEFORE 'CROSS RIVER SQUIRE SINCE FIRST OF JUNE Indignant Motorists Complain to Local Club About "Horn Traps" HAVE TO PAY $2 COSTS Many Complaints of Traffic Viola tions Reach City From Palmyra Since June 1. Squire P. C. Coble, of Wormleysburg, has notified more than one hundred autoniobilists that for failure to observe the "horn-blowins" sign at the western end of the Market street bridge they will be subjected to arrest and a fine of $lO and costs it they do not appear before him within five days and pay a preliminary cost of $2. Indignant members of the Motor Club of Harrisburg have called the organization's attention to what they designate as the "horn trap." Some of them have gone as far as to accuse the Motor Club of being back of the movement. For the protection of its members the Motor Club placed two extra ordinary large signs warning autonio bilists to blow their horns before rounding the curve several months ago. Squire Coble and Constable John ,M. Stewart, of East Pennsboro town | ship also placed a large white sign at a prominent place. The numbers of all machines which violated the request to sound the horn were taken by Constable Stewart. The Motor Club says he procured at least five hundred names within the last three weeks. Squire Coble says not more than ft hundred failed to ohserve the law. To those failing tb observe the signs, notifications were sent and the violators were compelled to pay the costs of $2. Continuing its "safety first" cam paign the Motor Club has warned members and tourists to rigidly adhero to traffic laws when passing through built-up towns. Many complaints that Harrisburg automobilists have violated their traffic laws have been made by the residents of Palmyra. MARRIED IN CAPITOL, DOME Salem, Ore.. June 21.—1n the dome of Oregon's capitol, from which the farm of the bridegroom in Polk countv may be seen. Miss Violet Brown and Daniel N. Foster were married a few das'* afto.