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FATR TO-OTOHT AND TO MORKOW Detailed Krport. I'age • K^WSI* 0 VOL. 7(>—NO. 155. RUSSIANS NOW CLOSE TO CRACOW The Czar's Troops Are Reported to Be With in Eight Miles of the City GERMANS HOLD ON WEST OF LOWICZ According to Reports the Battle in Poland Is Still Undecided With the Kaiser's Force Making Desper ate Efforts Toward Warsaw London, Dec. 3, 4.32 A. M.—The Petroprad correspondent of the "Times" points out that by retaking (Strykow the Russians have regained possession of the Lodx-Warsaw rail way. He adds: "There is no perceptible alteration in the relative positions of the oppos ing armies in Poland and the Germans apparently still maintain their hold on the central region west of Lowicz. The situation remains extremely interest ing and hazardous. "The Russians are making progress in the neighborhood of Cracow. They are nog- within eight miles of the city." Guns Thundering Near Ypres London, Dec. 3, Nooai.—The in creasing thunder of guns in the vicin ity of Ypres and the arrival at Bruges of transports bearing wounded meniead to the conclusion in London that a greater degree of activity has prevail ed in \\ est Flajiders than has been re }>orted in the official eommuuicatWns. A3] reports agree that in Northern Poland the battle is still undecided, and fiercely contested, with the Ger- mans making desperate efforts to re sume their forward movement in the direction of Warsaw. Russian General Made Scapegoat From Petrograd comes the report that General Reainenkanvpff lias been made'the scapegoat on account of the Napoleonic coup which enabled the German forces to cut through the en circling Russian cordon. According to this report the dilatoriness of General Rennenkampff in bringing up rein forcements made the suceem of the German move possible. Discussing the campaign as a whole, a well known Berlin military critic maintains that the long resistance and the unexpected recuperative powers of the Austrians. coupled with their loss es in Poland, have deprived Russia of such a large portion of her first line troops that her offensive power has been irretrievably impaired. On the other hand, observers in Petrograd express the opposite view, and thev are confident that Grand Duke Nichol as will prove himself more than a match for the admitted resourceful ness of General Von Hinder)burg. BRITISH ScIZC NORWEGIAN STEAMER AS PRIZE OF WAR London. Monday, Nov. 30, 9.36 P CM.—Lloyds Agency declared today that the Norwegian steamer Ran, which reached Liverpool yesterday (Sunday) troin New \ork. has been taken into custody bv the British authorities and js being held as a prize. The steamer Ran, Captain Borve, left New York November 13 for Liverpool. c»he is a vessel of 1,94 6 tons register. New \ork, Pec. 3.—The steamship Kan was loaded by Barber & Company of this city. At their office it was said to-day that word had been received from agents at Liverpool that the ship had merely been detained by British authorities for examination. No word had been received that she had been officially seized as a prize. KBI'PP FACTORY REPORTED BOMBARDED BY AERONAUT London, Dec. 3, 2.33 P. M.—A dis patch to the Exchange Telegraph Cocn jmnv from Hie Hague, quotes a mes sage from Berlin to the effeot that the Krupp factory at Essen, Germany, was bombarded yesterday bv an aeronaut. It is said that bombs were dropped from the aeroplane on the buildings devoted to the manufacture of canuon. The airman escaped uninjured and the extent of the damage has not been as certained. Czar at Front in Poland Petrograd, Pec. 3. —Emperor Nich olas has arrived at the theatre of w.ar in Poland according to an official an nouncement. ® K Star- Snkpenktti BELGIAN OUTPOST WA TCHINO r ~ I s . > ~ ®r I . . - -p» / P : .--1 The nature of the flat, low lyinjc conntry In which fighting in now proceeding In WNt Flsndem In described In a recent issue of the Ixrndon Dally Telegraph by its military correspondent. He writes:— When onco the line of battle was fairly kindled it took the form which has now become familiar, of a series of fnrious attacks on localities. Tillages, chateaux, farms and woods. Round these places designated pivots of a line resistance crystallized. Which ever side bold the® at nightfall intrenched with feverish haste, if time permitted an intrench ment. for the firing line was backed in rear by a narrow ditch, not less than six feet deep and about three feet across at the top. for infantry reserves. Inside this ditch further excavation* were made for shelves in which to sleep and to stow kit. Other ditches, at right angles, connected these trenches with their rear whenever it was possible to make tliem, so as to forward food, ammunition and water, aud to remove the wounded from the actual firing line. LUTE WAR NEWS SUMMARY Although the opinion is expressed by foreign military critics that operations on a large scale are in progTess iu France and Belgium, to-day's official an nouncements from Paris and Berlin tell of no important battles. The fighting in the east likewise has diminished in intensity. The German War Office statement reports that, nothing of importance has occurred, west or east. The French announcement speaks of violent artil lery fire near the North sea at Nieu port, in the vicinity of Ypres and be tween the rivers Lys and Somme. Ger man forces persist in their infantry at tacks in the Argonoe region, but so far as has been disclosed have made little progress. The barrier of water which helped the allies to check the German advance toward the French coast has been extended, further terri tory having beeu inundated to the south of mxmude. The Krupp factory at Essen, which supplies the German army with its great guns, is said to have been bom barded by an aeronaut, though with what effect is unknown. In Budapest it is asserted that the capture of Belgrade. Servia, by Aus trians was accomplished in a battle with bayonets. This version is at vari ance with reports from Nish that the Servian troops evacuated the city. King George was on the firing line in France to-day. Emperor William, who recently visited his troops in East Prussia, is now said to be in Breslau, Silesia, where he conferred with Arch- Continued on Klerenth I'Bff. LAM GBTSJJfEftRS IN PEN Impersonated A. Mitchell Palmer for the Purpose of Defrauding Mor gan and Steel Companies New Vork, Dec. 3.—-David Lamar was to-day found guilty of impersonat ing Representative A. Mitchell Palmer, of Pennsylvania, for the purpose of de frauding J. P. Morgan & Co. and the 1". s. steel Corporation. He was imme diately sentenced to serve two years in the Federal penitentiary at Atlanta, Ga. The jury deliberated on the evidence for forty five minutes. Lamar was con victed on two counts of tthe second of the three iwJwtments against him. ll'is counsel announced that an appeal would l«e taken to tthe I'nited States Supreme Court on writs of error. After counsel had interposed mo tions for a writ of error and permission to tile a bill of exception, Lamar was admitted to SIO,OOO bail pending an appeal. GOLD FOR TOUCHDOWN MAKERS Prizes Presented To-day to Smeltzer and Rote of Central Team Walter Smeltzer and Harry Rote were each presented with $3 in gold this morning, after the Cent raj High school chattel exercises, for having scored the first and second touchdowns, respectively, in the Tec.h game on Thanksgiving Day. Professor Karl Richards presented the prizes in behalf of the donor wno does not wish his name to be known. Professor Richards also presented to Smeltzer a Jersey the gift of Sam uel Koplovitz, for scoring the first touchdown of the game. To the following boys was awarded the football "H" bjr the athletic board: Captain Byers, Harry Rote, Walter Smeltzer, Edward Roth, Wil liam Zcdgler, Harold Houtz, Jonathan Black, Arthur Winn, Carl Seilhamer, Ernest Djffenbach, John Lynch, El wood Baker, Lerov Smucker, WiMiain Nisaley, Manager William Bingham and Assistant Manager George Fox. T. J. Lynch Gets Reappointment Thomas J. Lynch, of Northampton county, was to-day reappointed by Gov ernor Tener to be a member of the State Water Supply Commission. Mr. Lynch served under Governors Penny packer and Stuart as executive secre-! tary and was appointed by Governor Stuart to membership of the State Wa ter Supply Commission four voars ago. Recently he was aumitted to the bar of Dauphin county and is now engaged in active law practice. HARRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 3, 1914—12 PAGES. ACTOR DROPS I STREET AND DIES Carter Hotchkiss, Who Played at Colonial, Overcome When Rushing for Train OVER-EXERTION AFFECTS HEART Member of Trio Who Did "Quick Change" Act in Local Theatre in First Half of Week Succumbs as He Is Being Carried Into Hospital Hurrying with his suitcases toward the Pennsylvania station, where he was to catch a train for Lancaster, Carter Hotchkiss, who appeared in the James ■I. Morrison protean act at the Colonial theatre the first half of this week, fell to the pavement from over-exertion at Second and Chestnut streets at 2 o'clock this afternoon and died several minutes later as his body was being carried into the Harrisburg hospital. The Morrison company was composed of three "lightning change artists," and it is believed that the other two have taken a train for Lancaster, where they make their next appearance. Hotchkiss took a minor part in the act. He played for the last time last night at the Colonial. When the man fell to the pavement on Chestnut street Policeman Joe Cole man ran to the spot and. stopping an automobile, hail the unconscious form hurried to the Harrisburg hospital, scv eial squares away. A stretcher was quickly brought to the machine there, but the man died while he was being carried through the doorway of the hospital. It is believed that his home is in New York, for letters were found on his person from his daughter, Virginia, ad dress 123 West 117 th street, New York City, as well as communications refer ring to the White Rats Club, of that city. The body is now in the hospital Continued on Second I'toce. SCHANER 'PHONES HIS FROM UNDER Star-Independent Reporter Who Dons Captain Sorcho's "Deep Sea" Togs and Re mains 14 Minutes at Bottom of Tank in the Orpheum, Describes How It Feels to Be a Real Diver—Finds Suit Comfortable and Roomy Though Fourteen Sizes Too Large for Him BY LELAND F. SCHANER (Stall' reporter MHO dived ID Captain Sorrho'a ruhber null Into to-root tank on the Orpbeum Maice yesterday and from under the water telephoned hi* Nenantlona to the Mtar-lndependent of- II ee. I While most people believe it to be very uncomfortable and terrifying to be under ten feet of water, even though one is encased in a deep-sea diver's outfit, this is a mistaken idea. After you get over that helpless feel ing that at first attsu-ks the amateur diver, the sensation is most pleasant, excepting that the hands become numbed and cold. This is due to the tight rubber coupling that makes t)he sleeves air-tight. The suit I wore yewterday afternoon was about fourteen sizes too large for me and was very uncomfortable until the face plate had been screwed into the helmet and the suit fillexl with air. After that, as the weights did not rest altogether on my body, and as the JOHN C. KUNKEL DIES IN HIS FRONT STREET HOME Owner of Big Farms in This and Cum berland County, Where He Raised Blooded Stock—Had Kare Collec tion of Curios John Crain Kunkel, 6 ' years old, a resident of Harrisfhurg ail his life, died at 6.30 o 'clock this imiming at his h<ime, 11 South Front street. Mr. Kun kel ha-d hwn in ill health for some time, but had frequently been out of the house until verv reeentlv. After his graduation at the Seiler school in this city, Mr. Kunkel travel ed abroad, visjting most of the coun tries iu the old world. He brought hojne many curios on his ex tentled tnivels including ancient weap ons and curiously carved ivory trinkets which he used to adorn the walls of his study in his home. Mr, Kunkel spent a great deal of his time at his big farms, one of which is located at High spire and another in Cumberland county. His summer home was on his Highspire farm and he spent a good bit of his time recently on that farm. He ait one time was noted for stock rawing, including blooded race horses. He was the son of the late John. Christian Kunkel and Elizabeth Crain Kunkle. His father was a famous law yer at the Dauphin county bar and was a member of the State Legislature. The father subsequently was elected State Senator and was the presiding officer of that body, afterward he was twice sent to represent this district in the United States Congress. The deceased is survived by his motiher, Mrs. Elizabeth Crain Kunkel, who resides at Blackberry and Front streets, and his widow, who was Miss Louise Sergeant. There is one son, John Crain Kunkel, Jr., now attending Andover Academy. Mr. Kunkel and Miss Sergeant were married 27 years ago. Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the house. Interment will be private. Grandmaster of Orangemen Dies London, Dec. 3, 10.56 A. M.—Sir John Henry Oichton, fourth Earl of Erne and grandmaster of the Orange men in Ireland, died to-day. He was born in Dublin in 1839. suit was inflated, it just felt good and roomy. After the heavy lead shoes and lead belt had been added to the outfit 1 began to wonder if I couldn't think of an important engagement somewhere else as an excuse for not going in the tank. I began to wonder just how long I would be able to walk around with a load like that fastened to my body. Bu.t the surprise of a lifetime await ed me. When I entered the water, in stead of .dropping to the bottom of the t:uik like a chunk of lewd, I found dif ficulty in descending until the air valve in the helmet was opened and some of the air released. Voice in Depths a Surprise When I reached the bottom and waa just beginning to get acquainted with the new surrounding, ten feet below the surface, I was startled to hear some one asking: "How do you like itf" Turniug around as quickly as pos sible, expecting to meet amother flavor, CHARRED HE TRIED TO POISON 10 Andrew Meloctwick Is Taken Late This Afternoon for Hear ing Before Alderman VICTIMS IN DOCTORS' CARE Austrian Accused of Having Put Some thing in Sauerkraut That Made Boarding House Keeper, Wife, Five Children and Eleven Others 111 Charged with having poisoned eight een persons, Andrew Meloetwick, an Austrian, who boarded at the home of John Pollicic, 1101 South Ninth street, was taken for a hearing late m this afternoon to the office of Al derman John B. Nicholas, of the First ward, at 621 Race street. There was much excitement in the ofliue of the magistrate in advance of the hearing. It is alleged that Meloetwick board ed at the home of Pollicic and . that the latter man, his wife and fivo chil dren and eleven other boarders, were poisoned by eating sauerkraut in which some foreign matter bad been placed. All of the eighteen persons are now ill and under treatment of physicians, ac cording to persons attending the hear ing. It is alleged that the |>oison was put in the sauerkraut one day last week. The aighteen |>ersons, who becaane violently ill, were by the sickness at various times, after having partaken of the sauerkraut. Some of them d.id not- become ill until this week. Recently, it is alleged, the bed in the room occupied by Meloetwick was found to be afire. It was alleged he was seen to leave the room. At 3.30 o'clucki this afternoon it was said in the office of Alderman Nicholas that, although Meloetwick was on hand ready to be arraigned, the hearing might have to be postponed until Satur day owing to the absence of important witnesses. The arrest of Meloetwick was made by Constable Gibbons. Dr. O. A. New man and Dr. C. \. Hart are the phy sicians attending the patients. It was formally announced a* 3.4 5 o'clock this afternoon that cue hear ing was postponed because the inter preter did not turn up. Tlhe formal charge against the man was ma<le last evening, the warrant issued and the arrest made. The defendant was lodged in jail this morning. Dance to Debutante A dance in honor of Miss Louise Carney, a debutante of the present sea son, will be held at the Harrisburg Country Club on Monday evening, De cember 14. Cards of invitation have been issued by Mr. and MTS. F. Her bert Snow, Riverside apartments. I waa further shocked to hear the voice asking whether I couldn't hear what it is saying. Then for the first I recall ed that Captain Sorcho's famous in vention, the submarine telephone, was connected with the helmet of the suit I wore. This immediately dispelled all feel ing of loneliness which I may have toad. After I got used to the roaring of the air as it lef?, the helmet I found that I could talk to Captain Sorcho and many of my friends who were oil the stage, as well as to the pretty actresses who are at the Orpheum this week. I began then to feel that a diver's life would just about suit me. However, the full value of this sub marine telephone was not realized until I remembered that the Bell Telephone Company had connected the submarine line to the surface phone. Captain Sorcho, from above, asked me: ''Are you ready to talk to your of fice!" This at first gave the impression that Continued on Eleventh Pace, ran PILLS FATAL 10 M Little Kennet Patter son Eats Them When Left Alone by An Older Brother CONVULSION ENDS LIFE IN AN HOUR Family Physician Carries Child to Har risburg Hospital in His Automobile But Death Occurs Soon After En tering Institution While at play in His homo tTiis morn, ing at 10 o'clock, Rennet Patterson, 2 t-monfh-okl son of Mr. nnd Mrs. .1. 1). Pattersoti, 1933 State street, secured a numlber of cathartic pills and ate 'them, death occurring an hour later at the Harmburg 'Hospital. The pills are of common variety UMd in many homes, according to phy sicians at. the Harrisburg Hospital. They contain a quantity of strychnine which, with the other ingredients, is excellent for stimulating tihe action of the diges tive organs. Adults suffer no harmful effects from the use of them, but the jioison was too strong for the baby. How many pills the child ate is not known, and he may have eaten twenty, according to the mother. The cause ot death is given as strychnine poisoning. Mrs. Patterson had gone to the rear yard to hang up clothes, she said, and placed tihe baby in charge of another son. This service not being to the lik ing of the boy, he went out of the house and while left alone the baby got the paper of pills and ate a number of them, his mother finding the babv with tihem when she returned to the house. She summoned the family physician, but the poison had already been ab sorbed by the baby's system and ef forts were made to produce excessive perspiration to throw otV tthe poison, but his condition grew steadily worse. The child was taken to the Harrisfburg Hos pital by the family physician iu his au tomobile. On arrival the child was In the throes of a convulsion which caused its death. Coroner Eickinger investi gated the case. RAILROADS INJAD STRAITS Pennsy President Says Eastern Roads Carried Less Than Four Per Cent, on Money Invested Philadelphia. Dec. 3.—ln an address to-day before the New York Chamlber of Commerce, Samuel Rea, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, speaking on the railroad situation, as serted tihat the eastern railroads car ried less tlhan four per cent, during the past year upon the money invested in them. "This serious condition is not new, tout it is now acute," he said. "We liave been living ou hope at least since 1910, wften the downward trend was clearly indicated; 'how much longer we MII exist on Mi at precarious asset, I will not venture to say, except to suggext that iit takes more than hope, advice, or enthusiasm, or all combined, to pay wages and taxes, provide satisfactory service, pay dividends and retain a proper credit basis to obtain capital for improvements and extensions. "Increased traffic will not cure the railroad malady, for remember Chat up to tlhe present, the economies ami effici ency of the railroads have been offset by increased costs in wages and taxes. These companies, therefore, need not merely the very moderate increase in rates for whic'h Whey petitioned the In terstate Commerce Commission, but also all the revenue tihat can be secured by working out in practice the various other means suggested by the commis sion for increasing revenue." SURVIVES HEAVY SHOCK William Howard, Pennsy Electrician, Touches Heavily Charged Wires William Howard, 1211 Kibtatinoiy street, an electrician for t>he Pennsyl vania railroad, had a remarkable escape from death at 2.30 o'clock this aifteirnoon when he picked u.p two heavily charged electric wires in the Reily street shops. He was hurled fifty feet by the s:hock amd was picked up for dead by his comrades, who hauled him to the Harrisburg hospital in a coach hurriedly hooked onto a shift ing locomotive. He responded to first aid treatment on the caw and had recovered con sciousness by the time he reached the 'hospital. The forefingers of both hands are burned into the bone by the cur rent. He attempted to pick up two wires and push thean out of his way, not knowing they were charged with 1,000 volts each. BARBER SHOP ROBBED Employe Suspected of Taking Razors, Shears, Clippers and Strops The Lutz barber shop, Union and Wilson stregts, Middletown, was robbed last night of a large number of razors, clippers, shears and strops.. W. V. Lutz, the proprietor, who is in New York City with his daughter, Miss Oinn, tes tifying in a damage- case, left the shop in charge of Frederick Hoffman, who came there from New York City about s'x weeks ago and has been in the employ of Mr. Lutz since that time. This morning Mr. Hoffman failed to appear at the shop and the police say they have no trace as to his where abouts. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT. PITTSBURGH COPS TALK IN SMITH CASE Say Seizure of Lad Ac cused of Murder of Grandfather Was An Accident YOUTH'S SIDE OF INQUIRY ENDS Thirty Witnesses Have Testified in Ef forts to Prove Prisoner Charged With Inglenook Crime, Last Decem ber, Is of Unsound Mind His suspicion? movements and the al leged fact that he "looked like a sale blower" were the reasons the Pennsyl vania railroad police, in Pittsburgh, on December 21, last, arrested Edward G. Smith, charged with murdering his grandfather, John E. Bush, in Ingle nook. Smith is the youth whose mental condition now is the subject of an in quiry, being conducted befote Judge McCarrell by a criminal court iurv in this city. A. H. Swinehart, for twenty-live years connected with the Pennsylvania railroad police department, and who now lias charge of the Pennsy terminal police in the "Smoky City," testified this morning. He said' that when Smith was arrested little or nothing was known by the Pittsburgh police re garding tlit. suspect who was wanted in this city in connection with the Bush murder. Smith's arrest was really an acci dent. Swinehart said. The youth's identity was disclosed only after a charge of "carrying a pistol" had been lodged against him as a substi tute for the "suspicious character" charge on which he first was detained. That came after he was searched and a revolver was found in his pocket, along with an annual pass bearing the name of the grandfather, Bush, and gold, bills and small change totaliii" $2,827.15. Half a dozen witnesses, mostly Pitts burgh policemen who figured in Smith's arrest or conversed with him at that time, were witnesses at this morning's inquiry. Case Is Closed for Smith John Pox Weiss and William H. Earnest, counsel for the accused, who are endeavoring to prove that their client now is insane, closed their case in the forenoon after the last alienist had testified and after something like thirty witnesses had been examined. The majority of Smith's witnesses said he is mentally deranged while alienists declared that he is suffering from dementia precox, a form of in sanity. Dr. W. 0. Bowers, of the Schuyl kill Haven Hospital for the Insane, Continued on Klrvpnili Pace. VICTIM CASTJNTO THE BAY Tide Being Out Saves Insurance Col lector From Death at Hands of Highwaymen By AHSOI iatcit Press. Point Pleasant, N. J., Dec. 3.—Four highwaymen held up and robbed C. 1). Egbert, an insurance collector, of s3ot) while he was crossing a bridge over Barnegat bay last night. He was clubbe I senseless. His assailants then boun 1 his hands and feet, tied a bag over his head and cast him into the waters of Barnegat Bay. It was dark, so dark that tlie quarte! failed to see that the tide was out and the water shallow. Egbert fell iu the shallows, his head well above water, and lator recovered consciousness. Hi* groans were heard and he was rescue.l. The police have no clue as to the iden tity of the highwaymen. 2 STEAMERSJ COLLISION Dutch and Britisn Vessels Crash in Fierce Gale and Former Runs Ashore on Sands Hi/ Associated Press. Deal, Eng.. Dec. 3, Via London, 10.40 A. M.—-During one of the fiercest gales on record the Dutch steamer Bat jen, of 6,000 tons gross, from Java, went ashore last night on Goodwin sands after a collision with the British steamer Niobe. The weathei was so bad that the lifesavers were unable to launch tlioir lifeboat until early to-day, when they rescued the Batjan's crew with diffi culty. The Niobe later anchored in the Downs and reported she had no casualties on board. Oldest Graduate of Williams Dies Pittsfield. Mass., Doc. 3.—Tho Rev. Dr. Addison Ballard, scholar and preacher, (lied last night in his 93d year. He had held professorships in Ohio State University, Williams Col lege, Marietta College, I>afayette Col lege and Now York University. ll£ wii the oldest graduate of Williams.