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V /■***••' • * * ■> J. f . Morgan Shot by Unknown Man at HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH w LXXXIV— No. 154 I a 9 '' J. P. MORGAN SHOT BY 'CHRISTIAN' WHO WOULD END THE WAR Head of Big Banking House and Financial Agent of British Government At tacked by Man Who Enter ed Morgan Home at 9 O'clock This Morning; Not Seriously Wounded Is Report; One Ball in His Hip; Other in Breast, Passing Through Arm "F. HOLT," OF CORNELL FACULTY, ASSAILANT Instructor in German at Uni versity Asserts He Felt It His Duty to Persuade Fi nancier to End Conflict; Effect on Stock Market Hardly Noticeable J. P. MORGAN New York, July 3. J. P. Mor gan, head of the big banking house of his name and financial agent in this country of the British government was shot twice at his country home at Glen Cove, L. 1., by a man who enter ed the Morgan home shortly after 9 o'clock to-day. It was said that Mr. Morgan was not seriously wounded. ' One of the shots, it was reported, took effect in his hip, the other in his breast, tearing the flesh and pass ing out through his arm. The as sailant was overpowered by serv ants, placed in the Morgan auto mobile and rushed to Glen Cove. There he refused to say who he was or where he came from, but asserted that he was "a Christian gentleman," and had felt it his duty to persuade Mr. Morgan to end the war. The effect on the stock market was hardly noticeable. "F. HOLT" SHOT MORGAN Glen Cove, N. Y., July 3. —Mr. Morgan's assailant as serted later this afternoon • that his name was F. Holt WO TELEGRAPH MO.VD.W In accordance with a long estab lished custom, there will be no laaue of the Hsrrlsburg Teletcrnph on Independence Day, which la to be observed generally throughout the nation on Monday, July fi. ML NEVtR MIND THE STRING Don't put It ofT until you iret downtown, don't wait another minute. Order the Harrisburg Telegraph to your vacation ad dress, then you won't miss a sln- Sle issue. You're going for a rest; ut _f° u re not B° ,n K to drop out I of Harrisburg life. You'll want to know what's doing at home. Telephone the Circulation Do* i partment or drop a postal card. and said that he was an in structor in German at Cor nell University. IX CORNELL LIST New York. July 3.—The Cornell University faculty list contains the name of a Frank Holt, who has been instructor in German at the university since 1912. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts. There is nothing in the list to indicate where he re ceived his degree. HOLT NOT IN ITHACA Ithaca, N. Y., July 3. —Frank Holt is not in Ithaca and was believed here to be in New York City. He has been an instructor at Cornell during the past year, coming here from a uni versity In West Virginia. He is of German descent, but not birth, it is sa'd. He is described as about 35 years old and married. He is not a Cornell graduate and was to go to the University of Texas next Fall aS a professor. I SAID HE WAS MORGAN'S FRIEND Glen Cove, July 3. The man who shot Morgan came to Glen Cove Uiis morning on the 8:53 train, hired ail automobile mul went to the Morgan home on Matinieock' Point. He rang the bell and when the butler answered called for Mr. Mor gan. He .said he was an old friend of Mr. .Morgan, but was refused ad mission to the-,house. PISTOL TO BUTLER'S STOMACH The man then pressed a pistol against the stomach of the butler, who screamed, ami pushed his way past the servant into the hall. Mr. Morgan was apitroaching the front door through the hall at the time. He was asked what the trouble was. The answer was a allot which took ef fect in his hip. Mr. Morgan staggered and fell into a chair. The huticr, once the assail-' ant's back was turned, picked up a brass coal hod from the fireplace and brought it down on the assailant's head but too late to prevent a second I shot. BI'TLER FALLS ON MAN The butler fell on the man. wrested : the weapon away and overpowered i him. Servants came running in ans- I wer to his call anil the sheriff's office \ and a physician were telephoned. The man was placed under arrest and taken to Glen Cove. There he refused to say anything, even to giving his name. A satchel which the man brought to Glen Cove was found near a hedge on the Morgan property. The satchel was filled with dynamite. It was said that the assailant was seen yesterday in the neighborhood of Mr. Morgan's home. Justice of Peace Luister questioned the prisoner. "Christian Gentleman" | "I am a Christian gentleman." was the only reply the man would give when pressed for his name. He de clined also to say where he came from. As to his reasons for shooting Mr. Morgan, however, he w%is more com municative. He told the justice that he had no quarrel with Mr. Morgan personally, but felt that the time had come for the war to end. It was becoming more and more unbearable, he said, and it was his firm belief that he should go to Mr. Morgan and ask him to end it. This, he knew", Mr. Morgan could ac complish because of his great influ ence. "I wanted to see Mr. Morgan and to reason with him," the man said. " T have nothing against him." The assailant was cut over the eye by the blow from the coal hod which [Continued on Page 10.] Murderer of Woman Is Still at Large The police have no additional clues to the murderer of Mrs. Ella Albright who was found dead in bed at her home. Fifteenth and Briggs streets, Wedsenday night. A number of trails were run down yesterday by the de tectives who are still working on the case. Heavy Plagpole Drops Six Floors Into Crowd One slightly damaged straw hat was all 'that occurred when a large flag and heavy pole crashed from the sixth floor of the Kunkel building this morning to Market street, which was crowded with shoppers. The flag was being placed out of a window by an elevator boy when It slipped. The pole turned over and over in the air, landed on an end on the pavement, then toppled over against the straw hat which was on a young man's head. I THE WEATHER For Harrlahurg and vlrlnltyi Part ly cloudy tu-niicht and Sunday; probably thundrrnhinvFra; not much change In temperature. For Eastern Pennsylvania: Partly cloudy to-night and Sunday* prob ably local thnuderstormat not much change In temperature) light to moderate varlagle itlndn. River The North and Weit branches will probably fall to-night and Sundav and the main river Sunday. A stage of nbout «.« feet Is Indicat ed for Harrisburg Sunday morn ing. General Conditions A ridge of high pressure extends from the South Atlantic coaat northwestward Into the Canadian province of Alberta, dividing two areas of low preaaure, one central over Manitoba and the other over Southern Arlsona. Weather con ditions are unaettled over nearly all the country. Temperature i 8 a. in., AS. Sum Rises, 4:41 a. M.i sets, 7(37 p. m. Monni New moon, July 12, 4:31 g. m. River Stage: 4.0n feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, 80. Lowest temperature. 6(1. Mean temperature, TB. Norma] temperature, 74, HARRISBURG, PA„ SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 3, 1915 GEORGE G. KENNEDY IS DEAD FOLLOWING TWO YEARS' ILLNESS Former Superintendent of City Water Department Succumbs to Organic Complications DIRECTED • IMPROVEMENTS A Staunch Republican, He Took An Active Part in Local Politics; Leader of Marching Clubs . GEORGE G. KENNEDY George G. Kennedy, superintendent of the city water department for twenty years prior to the inauguration of the commission form of municipal gov ernment in Harrisburg, died at his home, 2837 North Front street, shortly after 10.30 -o'clock last evening:. He was 51 years old. During the last two years Mr. Ken nedy's health had been gradually fail ing, owing to organic complications, but within the last few weeks his con continued on Page 7] I RUSSIANS WIN FIRST NAVAL FIGHT IN BALTIC SEA One German Vessel Driven Ashore and Many of Crew Killed By Associated Press London, July 3, 12.14 p. m. —De- tails of the naval battle between Rus sian and German cruisers in the Bal tic yesterday apparently were lost in the fog which enshrouded the scend of the engagement. The official story of the action from Petrograd claims that a Russian cruiser squadron drove a German cruiser ashore but all un rContinued on Page 10.] 60KEBBR TO FIGHT OIU FOR LOCAI. OPTION jWill Carry Battle Into Counties; to Oppose Liquor Owned Legislators Special to The Telegraph Altoona, Pa., July 3.—Surrounded by his relatives and boyhood friends, who gathered for the ninth annual Brumbaugh reunion yesterday at Mar tinsbu rg. Governor Brumbaugh re newed his pre-election pledges for moral and political reforms and urged hit; hearers to give more attention to such matters and take a larger part in public affairs. He made a strong plea for clean living, high thinking and square deal ing. The Governor told of the flght he made for local option and gave no tice that it would be renewed. He de clared he intended to carry the flght Into the home districts of the legis , lators who opposed local option if they are candidates to succeed themselves. Nearly every Brumbaugh in Blair, Huntingdon. Cambria and Bedford counties was present. John S. Jmler, former treasurer of Bedford county, came from California. The Governor's appetite had been made keen by his experiences on the road and he greatly enjoyed the basket dinner. Sweden Protests to Czar on Neutrality Violation i By Associated Press London, July 3.—The Stockholm re port of the Reuter Telegram Company states that the Swedish minister to Petrograd has been instructed to pro test against the violation of Swedish neutrality involved by Russian war ships firing on German warships with in Swedish territorial water. A division of Swedish torpedohoat destroyers has been sent to Interne the German mine layer Albatross. LONG BLIND, 111 VETERAN REGAINS SIGHT FDR 'FOURTH' John Row, of Newburg, Begged Doctor to Help Him to See Another Independence Day EYES STRAINED IN '6l-'65 Surprised at 1915 Auto Models, Going to Big Washington Encampment Totally blind since 1907 and with his sight partly dimmed for a num ber of years before that time, John Row, of Newburg, In a recent opera tion regained his sight. Mr. Row will be 7 9 years old next month. He was a veteran of the Civil War, and when he began treat ment several months ago begged his physician to have his eyesight in con dition so that he could see to celebrate and enjoy the big time at Newburg on the Fourth of July. However, Mr. Row can only use one eye. Several years ago a special ist operated upon the left eye in an effort to restore the sight but ruined It. Not caring to risk his other eye under the knife the old soldier pre ferred to remain blind, but after many [Continued 011 Page 11.] Will Oppose Transfer of Rum License to West End at Big Mass Meeting Residents of the West End, in dignant at the action of Frederick \V. Ebel. proprietor of the National Ho tel. in trying to have his license trans ferred from Fourth and State streets to 1802 North Fourth street, will hold la mass meeting to-morrow afternoon at 3.30 o'clock in Augsburg Lutheran Church. Robert A. Enders will pre side, and the Rev. E. A. Pyles, pastor of the Fifth Street Methodist Church, will be the principal speaker. Ad dresses will be made by other promi nent churchmen. The meeting is open to all and it is intended by those back of the meet ing to start to circulate a petition which will be presented to the court as an argument against the transfer. The National Hotel now stands In the Capitol Park Extension zone and will be razed eventually for the Im provements. Ebel applied for the li cense transfer on Wednesday. MEXICO'S RULER FOR 30 YEARS IS DEAD Porfirio Diaz Dies Suddenly in Paris Where He Has Been in Exile Paris, July 3. General Porfirio Diaz, former President of Mexico, died at 7 o'clock last evening, axed 85. Members of the family of Gen. Porfirio Diaz have not yet determined what arrangements will be made for the funeral of the late President of Mexico, except that they will be of simple character in keeping with his quiet life in Paris. General Diaz had been in failing health since reaching Europe in 1911, after his resignation from the Presi dency of Mexico, following the success ful Madero revolution. Last Fall he [Continued on Page 14.] BECKER TO SQUEAL ON "HIGHER-DPS" Will Tel! With Whom He Divided SIOO,OOO Graft His Squad Collected New York, July 3. —On the au thority of Charles Becker's counsel, Martin T. Manton, It was stated to-day that if Becker falls in his appeal to the United States Supreme Court he i will, before going to the electric chair j fof the murder of Herman Rosenthal, j make a public disclosure of the names jot the men with whom he is alleged to have divided SIOO,OOO in graft money collected from gamblers and keepers of illegal resorts during his career as head of teh famous police strong arm squad. Six men, some of them police department officials, are understood to be involved In the state ment Becker has prepared while await ing the outcome of appeals to Governor Whitman and the United States Su pr( me Court. "Becker will make a clean breast of the grafting," said Mr. Manton. "He will Issue a statement not for pay, but to divide the guilt of graft. He realizes his perilous position and does not want to die. if die he must, and leave a set of men to use others as he has been used. He wishes to have the truth off his mind as soon as possible." It was reported that Becker s state ment would attempt to explain the death of "Big Tim" Sullivan, who was believed to have been killed bv a New Haven railroad train. TURKS REPULSE BRITISH t)y Associated l'rcss Constantinople. July S, via German Wireless to London.—The repulse of British assaults on the Galliapoli peninsula is reported In an official statement to-<lay at the Turkish war office. CITY'S THOUSANDS TO GREET L EMBLEM O Bell Due Here at 6.15 in Evening to Be Met by All Harris burg; Toll of Bells to Announce Arrival; Children in Parade; All Arrangements but the Weather Are Settled Uncle Sam will be Harrlsburg's guest of honor for two days—to-morrow and Monday. Independence Day, the occasion, falls this year on Sunday, but Harrisburg, like the rest of the country, will cele brate the birthday anniversary of the nation oh July 5. While therei will be ball games, picnics, band concerts, etc., on Har rlsburg's amusement schedule, the big feature, of course, will be the arrival !l« WRECKS BIG FIRM 111 U unon Many Barnes, Dwellisgs and Other Buildings Struck by Lightning and Burned Special to The Telegraph Marietta, Pa., July ?. —A terrific , hailstorm passed over the lower end of Lancaster county yesterday after -1 noon and as a result a strip of land in Peciuea township extending from New Danville southeast to Willow Street, in lower Lancaster county, a quarter of a mile In width and a mile in length, covering more than 1,000 acres, stands [Continued on Page 10.] PENNSY TO SHORTCUT LINETOPITTSBURGH? 1 j To Lop 65 Miles Off Route Rumor at Blain Where Engineers Are Working Special to The Telegraph Blaln, Pa., July 3. —Work of a rail ■ road engineering corps west of New i Germantown on the road leading i across the mountain tqward Pittsburgh . has given color to the rumor that the Pennsylvania Railroad Company is > again considering the taking over of i the Newport and Sherman's Valley railroad, which runs from Newport to New Germantown, a distance of thirty miles, with a view to extending the line. The distance from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh by this route would be shortened pixty-flve miles and it is known that the project has been under consideration a number of times In the past several years. The engineers have gene over the line of the railroad this week and have also worked on 'he mountain beyond the terminus. At present two mixed trains are run dally each way over the Newport and Sher man's Valley. THUNDER CLAPS TO HELP CELEBRATE THE FOURTH The weather outlook for to-mor row Is rather poor, according to Forecaster Demain this afternoon, who said the sky will be overcast the greater part of the day and that thunder showers are expected. While he Is not permitted by the government to go into details more than two days ahead, he intimated that the weather for Monday would be much on the same order. The cool nights and warm days are • esponsible for the present uncer tain weather. 16 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT and departure of the Liberty Bell. Not that the Bell is exactly a stranger to Pennsylvania's capital; it lias been a guest here before, but it has been so long ago that the folks <sf the present generation are mighty anxious to see it again en route to the Panama-Pacific Exposition. So it is unnecessary to say that a mighty crowd will be on hand to extend a [Continued on Page 11.] [ WRECK EXTRA! WRECK 1 | Tacoma, Wash., July 3.—Many persons arc reported I to feave.. been killed near Rnnier,. Wash., to-day when a | Chic a S' r.v 1 "a: s -train jumped' | the tracks, according to a long distance telephone message r received here from McKenna, Wash. The meager report ' [ said that many others Were reported to have been injured. ■ The v I under the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul tracks and in J L &ome unaccountable manner loosened the braces of the tl| strucni vay* Just as I the dersir- iindtr the tracks the fas* nassenger train*, thundered onto the structure and was precipitated down upon the freight train. Officials of both railroads refused to admit that anyone was killed, but it was known that the ground about the tracks ,wsrf strewn with many persons * » who I -serio'.wiv . A ueda: trr.in P. Crcs? lvrses* 1 P and surge > - st art • HUERTA.FOLLOWER ESCAPES ' » : • July i. Gent; ■>.[ Or-i. v, I was arrested with Gener3l Huerta a few days ago, has disappeared. The J 1 authn.T • iV-ive nor vet abandoned isope of -ft sptunng him, if he attempts to escape across the border to Mexico. 1 l SUBMARINE SINKS BRITISH SHIP I ■ London, July 3, 4-.45 P. M.—The British steamship I Gadsby of 3,487 tons gross was sunk to-day by a German I I submarine. The crew was landed at Moville, Ireland. ' TRAIN RAN THROUGH TRESTLE | Seattle,, Wash., July 3.—Train ,No. 115, on the Harbor Division of the Milwaukee Railroad, which left r Seattie fHouqiaim at 7.20 oclock' this' morning was; I wrecked near Ranier, forty miles south of Tacoma. The F general office of cthe Milwaukee is without 'details of the I extent of the accident. The train -was composed of three 4 i cars. _ Joioph S. MTennnn nnd Alice M. Snyder, Wllliamanort. Charlaa A.' Parthemore, Ilerry church, and Huth F. TJtoa, Mlddletovrn Charlea ' loliniDhnn W. Hammaker and (irace Albert Shuler. city. William Irwin J . n,,d Em"" <irlltmii«, Altoona. 4'liarlea W. Ifn.l.n.ml. aad Cora J. Weed, l.rhiinnn. Harry Well* Bauer, Knlinut; and Delia Harta, Steelton., llorrlft I rf*# nud Beanie Goldsmith, city. Hurry Owen I.indemuth. HialiJ ' "pire, and Sara Knthryn Selirlner, Mlddletown. BOMBWRECKSROQM ON SENATE SIDE OF NATIONAL CAPITOL Terrific Explosion Heard For Many Blocks; Thought Dome Had Fallen THOUGHT DEED OF "CRANK" Officials Say It May Be Protest Against Policies of American Government By Associated Press Washington, July 3.— lnvestigation was under way to determine the eause of the terrille explosion which wrecked i the.public reception room on the Sen ate side of the Capitol late last night. While the exuet eause of the blast could not be ascertained until after an expert inquiry had been conducted, it was generally believed to have been due to a bomb or infernal machine. None of the force of employes of the Capitol were on duty in that part of the building at the time of the explo sion and no one was injured. Piles of shattered plaster from the frescoed ceiling and walls, broken crystals from the big chandelier, pieces of the immense mirror, glass from the windows and splintered woodwork lit tered the floor early to-day. Glass was broken and part of the panelling smashed in the door opening from the reception hall into the lobby running along the rear of the Senate chamber. A heavy door opening into the vice president's room, but which had not been opened for many years, was blown partly open by the force of the coijcussion, and the door leading into the room of the sergeant-at-arms. on the opposite side from that of t'-ie vice-president was damaged. Kxploslon Heard Blocks Away The explosion was heard for many blocks away and guards in all parts of the capitol and excited persons from some distance came running to see what had happened. While no one was injured, Watch man Jones, who was seated at the j Senate entrance door almost imme diately beneath the wrecked room, w as almost lifted from his chair by the force of the explosion. Watchmen in the far end of the .building, a long city block away, thought the dome of the Capitol was falling in or that some equally great catastrophe had occur [Contlnued on Page 10.J