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LX XXVIII NO. 55 18 PAGES Dal £ a erTt £."% c^Ta d t a^aSu d r lB " HARRISBURG, PA. THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 6,'1919. 6B c c^s E3 HOME EDITIOl(
FOUR LOCAL RAILROAD MEN KILLED,
TWO HURT IN DOUBLE FREIGHT WRECK;
MURDERS WOMAN AND COMMITS SUICIDE
FIRE ADDS TO HORROR OF
ONE OF WO RSI SMASH-UPS
IN YEARS ON PENNSYLINE
Third Train Crashes Into Wreckage of
Two Fast Freights That Had Been
Derailed in Collision
ENOLA SUFFERS HEAVY LOSS IN CRASH;
BRIDGE IS DESTROYED BY BLAZING CARS
One Harrisburg and three Enola men were killed and two Enola men
were badly injured in one of the most serious wrecks in years on the
Pennsylvania Railroad this morning on the Trenton cut-off at Heaton,
between Morrisville and Whitemarsh Junction.
Three freight trains were involved in this wreck, which occurred at 5.40 o'clock. 1
An eastbound freight train had stopped to take water at the Davisville bridge and a
second eastbound train crashed into it. A third freight train, moving westward about
that time at the bridge, crashed into the wreckage.
The Dead and Injured
The dead men are:
William M. Gingrich, flagman, 427 Kelker street. Ilarrisburg. I
S. B. Donache. engineer, Enola.
Clyde Campbell, brakeman, Enola.
A. T. Waltman, brakeman, Enola.
The two seriously injured men are:
William J. Enola.
I). 11. Miller, flagnftm,
Fire Adds to Horror
Eighteen freight cars were derailed in this triple crash, and the
wreckage was set afire by the two engines which hit the freight
cars. Much valuable material contained in the cars was lost. The
overhead Davisville bridge was completely destroyed bv the i
The four dead men were riding in the caboose of the first
train, an extra freight moving eastward, when the crash came,
and are believed to have been instantly killed. They had been
in charge of the freight train, which was drawn by engine 3275,1
but after being on duty for the sixteen hours allowed by law.!
they had been relieved by another crew and were ' deadheading''!
to West Morrisville in the caboose ofO
the second train. .
Has Narrow Escape
Flora was the conductor on the
same crew and miraculously escaped j
instant death when the crash came.!
As it was he suffered fractures of
both legs and of-one arm. and may I
hove received internal injuries and
suffered severe burns before mem
bers of the several crews and other j
railroaders who were soon on the j
scene, could release him from the . ,
wreckage. I '
Miller is the flagman of the sec-]
ond train, which was drawn by en-
Sine number 15tifi. He suffered a
fracture of one of the legs, presum
ably from the sudden stop of his I
train. Officials in the local offices of (
the Philadelphia division were un- ,
able to confirm the report that he j
suffered from burns. Both Flora and r
Miller wore taken to the Albington j
Hospital. Philadelphia. ,
The third train, extra 1414 mov- 1
ing westward, was in charge of Engi- f
neer D. L. Black and .Conductor J. t
W. Hiekey. No members of this crew c
Officials here have thus far receiv- t
ed no details as to what may have 1
been the possible cause of the acci- 8
dent. A preliminary investigation is
now being conducted to determine 11
the responsibility. !l
Aid Hushed to Scene 11
Immediately on receipt of news
of the accident, relief trains with
doctors and nurses were sent out. 0
from Philadelphia and Morrisville to!
render every possible assistance.'
They were on the scene within al.
comparatively short time after thelj
receipt of the news and performed)
valiant service in relieving the se
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HILARY A. HERBERT DIES
Bv Assoctc leu Press.
Tampa. Fla., March 6.—Hilary A. r
Herbert. Secretary of the Navy dur- 6
ing Grover Cleveland's second term, 8
died here to-day at the uge of 85 ;
THE WEATHERI i
For Ilnrrlsburg and vicinity: Fulr
to-night, with lowest tempera- a
ture nliout 25 degrees; Friday ]
generally cloudy, probably fol
lowed by rain or snow by Fri
For Fnstern Pennsylvania; Fair
to-night) Friday cloudy, prob
ably followed by rain or snow
by Friday night) strong north
and northeast wlnda.
The mala river will fall slowly)
the principal tributaries will
rise slightly o# remain nenrly
stationary, except the upper
portions, which will begin to
fall slowly this afternoon or to
night, A stage of about 5.(1
feet Is Indicated for Harrlsburg
ROAD BOOSTERS j
OF COUNTY SEE
Seek to Improve Route Con
necting Millersburg and
A delegation of road ' enthusiasts j
from towns in Upper Dauphin county i
to-day saw Highway Commissioner Sad- I
ler relative to the improvement of
route 199, connecting Millersburg and
Pottsville. They were glad to learn
that this route is part of the primary 1
highway system planned by Governor I
Sproul, and were assured that construe- |
tion will begin on the Millersburg ond
of the route this year.
The Commissioner urged the visitors I
to see to it that all sewers, gas and wa- |
ter mains are laid under their borough j
streets at as early a date as possible, j
because, he said, the Department will !
not construct a foot of road until pipes j
and pipe connections have been put
Boroughs to Aid
Relative to construction through bor
oughs. the Commissioners said boroughs
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Five Transports Bringing
Yankees Sail From Brest;
Fennsylvanians on Board
By Associated Press. j j
t\ iiMbington. March 6. Five trans-'
ports, bringing home 242 officers and!
(5,61b men, sailed from Brest, Mar
seilles and Bordeaux Monday for New'
York. The ships are the Franceses,!
Italia. Hollandia, Agamemnon and
Casual companies Included among
the troops are: On the Franceses,'
Pennsylvania and Connecticut: on thel
Italia, Pennsylvania and Massachu
setts: Agamemnon, Pennsylvania;
Awa Slaru, Massachusetts.
Boy of 5 Run Down by
Truck That Does Not Stop
Thomas Partolet, aged five years, i
was seriously' injured last evening ■
when a motortruck ran Into him as I
he was crossing the street at Thir
teenth and Thompson streets on the
way to his home. 115 South Thir
teenth street. The identity of the
truck driver was not learned. The
child was brought to the Harris
burg Hospital, where an investiga
tion disclosed that he is suffering
injuries to his hand, head and pos
sible internal injuries.
BABY SHOT BY
6, NEAR DEATH
Boy Can Give No Account of
How lie Got the
(leorge Stogovic, aged .1 years, is
at the point of death in the ltarris
burg Hospital as the result of a bul
let wound inflicted by his 6-year-old
brother this morning.
■ It is thought that the shot was
| accidentally tired, us the brother,
j Rudolph Stogovie, was unable to give
|an account of the accident. The
j child was too dazed to make intel-
I ligent replies when questioned.
The shooting happened at 8.15
I o'clock this morning. The boys, the
| sons of John Stogovie, were playing
j in the cellar of their home at 1304
South Cameron street. Their moth
er was upstairs washing. She said
! she heard no quarreling or loud
j talking. The first intimation of the
shooting came with the sound of the
shot, when she ran down to the cel
lar and found the child with the
bullet wound in his stomach. She
could not account for the child's
coming into possession of the re
The hospital ambulance was sum-
I nioned. In the meantime, news of
I the shooting spread around the
I neighborhood and a workman from
the J.ocliiel 'furnace called up the
: police department. The police pa
! trol was sent to the scene, but the
! hospital ambulance arrived first.
At the hospital this afternoon phy
| sicians said that death was a mo
mentary probability, and held no
| hope for the child's recovery.
Fighting in Berlin at
at End by Negotiation
P.V d 5: c riatt'l Press,
Copenhagen. March 6.—Fighting j
between the Spartacans and govern
ment troops finally has ended bv no- i
gotiation, according to a Berlin dis
patch to the Politiken. 13oth the]
I Spartacans and government forces'
lost a large number of killed in
lighting Wednesday before police
headquarters in the Alexanderplatz.
A Berlin dispatch also stated con- 1
slderable lighting had taken place
j since darkness began last night in
I the vicinity of police headquarters,
i which is held by the government j
Colored Soldiers Expected
to Reach City at 6.40
The returned colored soldiers who
served in France with the Three
Hundred and Sixthy-eighth Infantry
and the Three Hundred and Fifty
first Field Artillery, who were dis
charged to-day at t'amp Meade,
Md., will return home this evenirtg.
arriving at 0.40 o'clock. They will
be met at tlie station, after which
the big parade and reception will
take place as announced yesterday.
Quite a few of the colored soldiers
arrived singly to-day. They brought
souvenirs of the war with them und
were the heroes of their race.
CIRCUS TO EXHIBIT
HERE OX ICIiV I
The circus is coming to town!
An advance agent was in Harris
burg to-day and made arrangements
for an exhibition ltere on July *
of Ihe combined Uingllng Brothers
and Barnum and Bailey circuses.
The affair will take place at Twenty
tirst and Greenwood streets.
With Our Special European Correspondents
R=l /CfsM )
"TIJJ Mm i
'lllJfelfK ' •
1 W^FII ®*-UL 1 '•' : ; : BEFORE BEI^O.
What the Hermans Would Have lis lielieve.
f) cJ - I
Wluit We Really Find
SUPPORT OF COMMERCE BODY ~
GIVEN IMPROVEMENT PLANS
Housing Problem Is
to Get Attention
Directors of the Chamber of Com
merce have given their approval to
a great constructive program to
ward the accomplishment of which
the various bureaus und committees
of the Chamber will work.
Tlie Chamber intends to devote
considerable effort toward the prob
lems of reconstruction and readjust
ment. especially the re-employment
of soldiers, the reduction of costs
while maintaining a standard wage;
interesting employers in the mat
ter of facilities for recreation;
the compilation of a history of Har
risburg's part in the war and pro
vision for a soldier's memorial for
the city, tlie choice to be left largely
U> the decision of the people as ex
pressed in a public meeting to be
called for the purpose.
Housing ami Toll Bridges
Housing occupies the lirst place in
the plank dealing with municipal im
provements and a serious effort will
he made to provide additional homes
at reasonable rentals or sale prices
for those desiring to buy. Another
paragraph deals with the city hall
and courthouse project. Freeing of
the toll bridges across the river at
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Ford Has Plans For
i/os Angeles, Cal.. March 6.
Henry Ford has left for his home
in Detroit after announcing that on
his arrival there lie would perfect
plaps for the manufacture, by a
new corporation, of a cheaper auto
mobile than any now extensively
marketed. Mr. Ford said he had
designed the ear while "testing"
at Altadena, near here.
Chamber of Commerce Has Big
Program of Work For 1919-20
THIS program is the result of letters of inquiry sent to the
members of the Harrisburg' Chamber of Commerce and con
ferences with leading business, professional and wage-earning
men of the community. It is an expression of the most urgent
and obvious needs of our city at this time. In the natural course
of events, other projects unforeseen will present themselves for
immediate and decisive action of the Chamber. The working out
of the many projects suggested herein will depend upon the in
telligent leadership on the part of the officers and directors and
enthusiastic co-operation on the part of the membership. The
program presents a broad and comprehensive field for organized
community endeavor. ,
PLANK ONE—RECONSTRUCTION AND READ
(A) EMPLOYMENT FOR SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND DISCHARGED
WAR WORKERS. Co-operate with other organizations in Harrisburg in
extending to the returned service men a hearty welcome, opening oppor
tunities to enable them to again take their proper places in the civil lifo
of the community.
1. AH a community agency, urge upon the Government that definite
plans be made for the employment and welfare of soldiers and others.
2. Take such measures as are necessary to show the returned service
men what sacrifices were made by the army at homo to provide the fighter
with ammunition and proper food and entertainment.
(ID THE ECONOMIC AND HITMAN PROBLEMS. Make an effort to
bring about greater industrial efficiency, thereby reducing costs while
maintaining a high standard of wage, which in turn will mean increased
production throuifh lower selling price and in consequence employment
foi a greater number of people.
1. Erge employers of industrial workers and others tp maintain for
their employes a fair scale of wages, reasonable working hours and facili
ties for recreation, both mental and physical.
2. Assist on the natiohui effort to develop and extend our trade.
(C) HISTORY NF HARRISBURG'S PART IN THE WORLD WAR.
Prepare an authentic account of Harrisburg's part in the world war, both
at home and through its men in the service.
(D) SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. Promote the construction of a suitable
memorial to the soldiers and sailors from Harrisburg who served the
nation during the world war.
PLANK TWO—MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENTS
Plan to make Harrisburg a better place in which to live and do business
by developing a greater community interest in the solution of problems af
fecting the public welfare.
(A) HOUSING. Develop a plan for the solution of Harrisburg's most
serious and most, difficult problem.
(B) NEW OFFICE BUILDINGS. Encourage the building of new, up-
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FIRES FOUR SHOTS
AT WOMAN IN FIT I
Turns Gun on Himself and Sends Bullei
Crashing Into His Brain After a
Quarrel With Sweetheart
Enraged because she would not secure a divorce and marry
Roy A. Forner. of Huntingdon, shot and instantly killed Mrs,
Corine Marshall at the home of a friend, 313 Cherry street, at <j
o'clock this morning.
Forner then turned the gun on himself and sent a bullet crash'*
ing into his brain. Both were dead when the police battered down
the door. Mrs. Marshall is said to have been very pretty and at
l-'our Shots Fired
Four shots were tired. Three were
turned upop the woman by the in
sanely jealous Forner, and the fourth
he sent into the side of his head,
piercing the brain. They were clasp
ed in each other's arms when the
policemen battered in the door and
entered the blood-splashed room.
Cora Cline was in the front room,
adjoining the death chamber,
when the screams which preceded
the shooting aroused her. Only a
few minutes before the shots broke
the morning stillness, the Marshall
woman had conversed with Mrs.
("line, sitting on the side of her
bed. She intimated nothing of the
The door was locked on the in
side, apparently by Forner before
jf i RADE COMMISSION W \PWS ad -/: ?s j
T n—fht Federal?- •" • *. o-day S |
A ordered 159 officers a ad members of thte wholesale sad- .41 I
idlery association and two retail 1 u -to L ■
T s top t practice*, which the S I
<P tilted conspiracy in restraint of trade. dp I
X SPARTACANS REPULS
X Berlin—The volunteer marin or. ,jfj
4* of the republican militia which h A 9
J? vernment have gone over T I
4* tempt bv the Spartacbns to stor 4 I
ternoon was repul A 1
T TO MEET GERMAN TRUCE T I
JA' i"r- iriter-.illicd A t
l td arrange new armistice terms be f ■
T the Poles cft to-day to meet the Gc I
IX from Berlin to arrange conditio? X
IT MRS. MARY SAYLO: r
jej, Ilarrisburg—Mrs. Mary S • 'dxth 35-iij
I A street, died this morning.
J REDS HOPED FOR ALLIED \ A i N J j
X Washington—Raymond Robins, former ' the A I
lAinen an Red Cross mis-ion • • • '.•!
t the Senate committee investifc -• ida SB
A. ilshe- i-t ( I
Tory, .• denounce the B
Asumc th- w."i igainst German'- s.iu mfwß
XG n would 1 2] I
Tsairi he w.b convinced no help could m- JRjSjfl
4 red the All Russian Soviet to rat : ith I
J Germany. i|j| \
RAILWAYS ( '
T karri sburg —The board of director! 'A I
Ahuig Railways Company met laf ' -r- i or- '3a,
for the ensuing year by re 'noting llow- .jra|
Aing officers: President, .Frank P. rr; u of- A I
A t he board, Edwird Bailey; secretary 1 • iohn jTj
rc u : assistant secretary and tr . urcr, able jlij
"•'Spickler. " A fl
| MARRIAGE LICENSES | J
ho turned the contents of his .3 8 cali*
her revolver upon his sweetheart.
Mrs. Clino tried to batter in the
door while the fusillade of shots
and the woman's screunf* told of tha
terrible scene being enacted within*
Woman Separated From Husband
The dead woman had been mar*
ried about two years. She was sepa
rated form her husband, who is In
the military service in St. Louis.
It is said that the amount she re
ceived from him toward her support,
kept her from securing a divorce.
Jt is said by Mrs. Cline that For*
nor gave the Marshall woman moneti
with which to secure a divorce and)
marry him. She said that Mrs. Mar
shall, after taking the money, de*
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