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UNSETTLED TO NIGHT AND TO MORROW Oetailrd Report. Page I j VOL. 77—NO. 2. ESTABLISHED DKf. «, IS7H. BIG TUNNEL ATTEKIJA IS DYNAMITED Disaster Causes the Severing of Commu nication Between Ser via and Rumania TRANSPORTS OF RUSSIA HALTED Details of the Lodz Fighting Easily Prove That East Poland Conflict Has Been the Most Bloody Struggle of the Entire War Amsterdam, via London, Dec. 5. 9.5? A. M.—The great tunnel near Tyeh .etchair (Tekija) lias been blown up by dynamite, thus severing communi cation between Servia and Rumania, according to advices from Xish, Ser via. to the Rotterdam ''Courant.'' The passage of Russian transports along th» Danube, the dispatch states, has there tore become impossible. London, Dec. 5. 12.30 P. M.—While reports continue to come into London that the battle of lodz has ended in a Russian victory, any official confirma tion still is lacking and it is apparent to British observers that conditions in the nort.h of Poland are to-day virtually tiie same as they were one week ago, after the German army hail been saved from over. helming defeat by the bril liant o >er:>.' ion of General Mackenzen. Details of the Lodz fighting are be gi tilling to filter through, and they easily prove it to nave been the ntost j bloody struggle of the entire war. The j (ermana are described as fighting their J ** ». v thrruga the Russian lines over the "i:ia; ed-up i>odies of their comrades. Her Li> claims heavy captures of prisoners in this struggle, while from Kiev comes the announcement tha.t the fortress there is crowded with German pris oners. Incidentally Kiev reports that s nee the I eginning of the war 130,000 i soldiers and 2.500 officers have passed through Kiev a< prisoners of war. The' sides ha\e ceaso»l claiming a tremend ! ous victory in Northern Poland but j t ey do assert that the operations there' have been a strategic defeat for Ger- j many and a tacti al victory for Rus *:a. ROAR OF HEAVY CANNON IS HEARD IN UPPER ALSACE Berne. Switzerland. Via Paris, Dec. 5, 3.15 A. M.—The sound of heavy cannonading in I'pper Alsace has been heard as far as Basel and other lo calities near the Swiss frontier. The main struggle between the French and Germans, according to report reaching the Swiss frontier, is around Altkireh and Damerkirch. The inmates of a large mad house near Zennheim. more than 400 in num ber. were so frightened by the roaring of the guns that they became frantic ! end tried to break out of the asylum. The German authorities were obliged to convey a" of them to Mulhausen. A newspaper dispatch states that the Germans are mounting guns before the City Hall aud church in Colmar w-ith the object of forcing the French to bombard the town in the hope that the population will be thus turned 1 against the French. LATE WAR NEWS SUMMARY The desperate character of the hand to hand fighting in assaults on trenches the use of hand grenades and bomb throwing machines, are described in a British official eye witness report is sued to-day, which also discloses that the allies are using tunnel boring ap paratus for subterranean approach to the German entrenchments. It is said that subterranean life is the rule along the firing line where defensive opera tions have been brought to a state of such efficiency that the Germans have practically ceased to break through the line of the enemy by assaults. Open lighting consequently has almost dis appeared and the contest has taken on the nature of siege operations. This report, however, covers the sit uation only np to November 20, since which time, as is shown by recent of ficial statements, there have been heavy . infantry engagements To-day's announcements from the French and German war offices con tain claims of progress on both sides. At one point north of the Lys, says the French statement, an advance of «"HK) yards—a noteworthy movement in view of the character of the operations —was made. The intense character of the fighting is indicated by the fact Coatlaaed on Fourtk Pace. « N «* Star- ItikjJettktti CHARGED WITH FIENDISH CRIME TTT^iiljl i n ill! iSSsil!!! LOUIS' 4NP HERBERT COTE As a result of the death by torture pf little Hartley Webb at Pregque I.le.Me last June. Lo„U and Herbert Cote, boys of tha, town, have been indicted for murder and will plead at the criminal tern, of the Su„reme~Court r, n' 1 ,;' s "- T "" "<'»•>• iH" „ t Ojt b ™ ,al "? has ever COme to n « ht 1,1 th " orln 'lnul annals of New England •rLue lT lat n?* brolh, ' rs n,et the boy on the banks of the esque Isle stream, rhey tortured the little chap and after tvlng a shoe st itip almut his neck, it .s allesed. forced him into the water. When he nt liisT, 'fen°u m ' biS Way l ° laUd ** WBS ' Uet "' ith blows ' Peath " last ended PLEAS TO CUT SENTENCES FAIL TO IMPRESS COURT! I Judge Johnson Tells Lawyers Who Ask for Leniency for Clients That If He Changes Penalties It Will Be to Make Them Heavier Judge Albert \V. Johnson, .of till' linioe judicial circuit, presiding' in court here this week, told attorneys and court attendants thin morning he wanted it understood that once he does ! show a disposition to lie lenient with i defendants he does not want to be prod ded for "further merev." The remark eeme when Bessie Drew- ! et, Daisy Brown and Christ Gembe, in mates, and Emina Stager and Walter i rook, operators of a disorderly house, were called for sentence. The Stager - woman was given nine months and ' Crook got a year in the Dauphin county jail. Fines of S2J and costs oulv were ■ imposed upon the inmates of the'house, i -lames G. Hatz, representing the de fendants, asked Judge Johnson to re duce the amount o£ the fines imposed on the inmates. "I will not do that, and if you keep ou arguing I will make it more," snapped Judge Johnson. •J. E. Rice., convicted of embezzling $750 from Francis Heck, got six mouths, a fine of' $25 and was ordered! to pay the costs Morris Muff, convicted on a charge of seduction, was given a similar sen- I tence. \v. Justin Carter, hU counsel, I then asked the Judge to consider re- ' ducing either the prison term or the amount of the fine, saying that Muff will be obliged to remain in jail three months additional because he cannot pay the fine. "If I change that sentence I am afraid I will have to give him more." began the Judge. "You can tell your client that he got off lucky. He ought to have been given no less than one year or more than three in the peni-; tentiary. Xiue months is not too much | for him." VESSELS ASHORE IN CALE British Cruiser Venus Badly Damaged in Violent Storm That Is Sweep ing Over England London, Dee. 5, 3.36 P. M. —The British cruiser Venus ran ashore in the storm to-day, striking with her full force. Her foremast and a portion of the bridge were '-arried away by an enormous sea. The warship was rim ing for a port ?n the south of England when the storm broke. London, Dec. 5, 2.40 P. M.—The Norwegian steamer Waterloo of 1,283 tons foundered off the Lizard at mid night. Three persons were saved. The remainder of the crew is missing. London, Dec. 5, 2.40 P. M.—The Booth Steamship Company's liner An tony, bound from Liverpool for Para, has been disabled by the storm now sweeping over England and is in dis tress fifty mites north of the Lizard.. Carranze Planning to Destroy Tunnels? Washington, Dev. s.—Sir Cecil iSprittg-dtWe, tfhe British ami'bassador, informed the Htate Department to-day oif a di<paU h from British Charge Hohler in Mexico City, saying reports were current that General Carranza was planning to destroy the British owned railroad between Vera Cruz an<l Mexico City by blowing up certain tunnels. IIARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 5, 1914—12 PAGES. ROTARY CLUB TO AID BOTH CITY PCOi) AND BELGIANS Ticket Sale Started by Dr. Samuel Z. Shope, Wlio Disposes of Seats in Last Twenty-four Hours, i or One-Sixth of Available Number " Ai} omptv solium the prpheum • luring Rotary Out week, means au i empty stomach and a colli body in Bel gium on Christinas,'' is the" slogan which is urging on the committee of the Rotary Club in charge of the Or ! pheum on the week of December 14 for the raising of funds for the relief of Belgians. The Belgians are not the only ones who will profit by the under taking of the club, but the poor of this city will be benefitted as well. The plans of the Rotary Club are, in the first place, to spend all funds raised by,means ol' Orpheum tickets, in this ; city. Material for clothing will be pur | chased from local merchants, and then unemployed women ami girls of the city will be given the goods from which to make garments, for wages commen surate with their labor. The garments will be made from patterns supplied bv the Red Cross. 1 Tickets for Rotary Club week at the Orphe-um are now on sale. Dr. Siunuel Shope, a member ol the Rotary < lub committee, lias started the Kale by himself disposing of 2,01)0 tickets within the past twenty-four hours. He has already placed 1,600 of the tickets and the "other 400 will be placed this afternoon. These seats a! ready sold, constitute a sixth of the i capacity of the house for the week, I'outiniirft (to Fourth l'ace. BELIEF lETIM MONDAY All Interested in Work of the Emer gency Aid Committee Invited to Mrs. Olmsted's Home at 4.:lo A meeting will be held at Mrs. Olm sted's residence, 105 North Front street, at 4.30 o'clock Monday after noon, to receive the report of the or ganization of the propose.! Emergency Aid Committee for Harrisburg. The aim of this committee is to draw together all societies and individuals interested in giving assistance to thou sands of innocent victims in this season of unprecedented suffering and hard ship. The meeting is open to all in terested in home and foreign relief work. JOHN C. KI'XKKL OBSEQUIES Many Prominent People Pay Last Trib ute to Well-Known Citizen Many relatives an 1 intimate friends attended the funeral services of Jokn Oram Kunkel, a lifelong resident of Harrisburg, who died Thursday morn ing at 6.30 o'clock. The services were conducted in the home at 2 o'clock this afternoon by the Rev. W. B. Cooke, pastor of Market Square Presbyterian church. Among the well-known people from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. W. Heyward Myers, vice president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and Mrs. Myers, Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Dixon, Philadelphia, and Mrs. J. Gibson MeCall, also of Phila delphia. Burial was made in the J. C. Kuukel plot in the Harrisburg ceme tery. KM OFFICIALS 111 INDIANA BO Large Sums of Money Unlawfully Drawn From State's Treas ury, It's Charged GIGANTIC FRAUD. SAYSGRANDJURY Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State and Eleven Others Connected With the ill 13 Legislature Charged With Wholesale Plundering By .4»suciatod Preaa. Indianapolis, Dee. 5. —V orv large sums of monev were unlawfully drawn out of the treasury of Indiana during the session of rhe 1913 Legislature, ac cording to the report made late last night by the Marion county Graud Jury, which indicted Lieutenant Gov ernor' William P. O'Neill, Homer L. Cook, Secretary of State, and eleven others connected with the Legislature in 1913, for tae alleged signing or presentation of false claims which were 1 aid out of the Legislative funds. The report continues: "The total amount due to the 150 members of the Legislature for their (■or diem and mileage was $60,903.60. The total money drawn from the treas urer as expenses of the Legislature was ? 160,000 phis, making SIOO,OOO of ex pense outside the pay of members of both bodies for their services. "It is due to many members of the General Assembly and perhaps to a considerable majority of them to state that they had no knowledge of the vast sums of money that were being paid out to so-called employes. "The evidence iu this investigation also discloses a situation that calls aloud for penal legislation upon the sub ject of what is called 'lobbying' about the Legislature. It shows that men of great political influence, on account of their position in some instances and their relation to party organisations, do not hesitate to demand and receive lurge sums of money, running iuto thou sands of dollars, to influence and con trol the legislation of the State. Meu of different political parties under »o --ralle.-i employment from tlre"Viiime Em ployer demand am' receive large sums of money for their effort to control or influence legislation upon public bills. Such conduct is inimical to the very foundation of republican form of gov ernment and ought to be prevented by severe legislation so far as legislation can effect it." WOMAN UM J3.000 BAIL Serious Charge Made Against Midwife as Result of Alarming Condition of an Alleged Patient A serious charge growing out a re port of the condition of Mrs. Katie Nickoloff, of Koyalton, made to County Detective Walters by the Koyalton woman's physician was lodged yester day against Mrs. Bertha M. Winfleld, 60" North Sixth street, a midwife. A warrant issued on information made by County Detective Walters was served on Mrs. Wintield last evening at 5 o 'clock and she was held under $3,000 bail for a hearing before Al derman lloverter next Tuesday. Dr. Louis C. Goldman, 710 North Sixth street, entered that amount of bail in behalf of the midwife, before Mayor Rova! last evening. The reported condition of the Roy alton woman was such that County De tective Walters went to her home yes terday afternoon and took her state ment. It was then feared she would not outlive the night. Her condition was very serious to-day and her phy sician held out no hope for recovery. TROLLEY MAN IS ROBBED William Mell Felled By Assailant at Sixteenth and State Streets at Midnight William Mell, 1911 Forster street, was felled by a blow from an assail ant who crept out of the bushes iu the gross plot at Sixteenth and State streets at midnight last night, and his watch and a pocketbook containing $7, were taken from him while he was prostrate on the street. Mell, who is an employe of the liar risburg Railways Company, was on his way home and crossed State street near the grass plot when the assailant juniiped out struck hiim across the rig>h£ cheek with a blunt instrument. He was dazed for a minute ami on arising from the street did not notice that he had been robbed. After cleaning the Wood-from the wound in his face at home he found his watch chain hanging from his vest and then discovered the loss. He re ported it to the police. Boiling Mill Sale Postponed The sale of the old "Lochiel Row" of houses and the site of the old Har risborg rolling miH, which was sched uled to take place this afternoon at 'I o'clock, WHS again postponed because of the absence of bidders. The property will be put up agiain at auction on . Deccin/ber I#, RODE! 1 THE SHOPPERS SOON Many Banking Institu tions Will Pay Out Christmas Funds in Coming Week IN THIS CITY AND STEELTON Depositors Who Have Learned to Save in Small Amounts Are Rejoicing in Prospect of Having Cash for the Yuletide In addition to tho large sum of money which will be paid out by the Union Trust Company's Christmas Sav ing Fund many thousands of dollars will be put iu circulation in the holi day season by tho various other saving funds throughout this city and Steel ton. D. W. Sohn, president of the Com mercial Bank, announced that his in stitution will pay between $25,000 and $30,000 to its 1,500 club members. This money will not be paid by check, but in cash on the presentation by the depositors of their cards. This, he thinks, will be a help to the depositors as it will do away with all lost cheek trouble. The members ot' thie Security Trust | ! Company's Christmas Savings Club will! ! receive their checks in the hitter part |of next week. While this club is only | one year old the amount to be paid out is very large, and a substantial increase in membership is expected 1 next year. The officials of the bank I consider the showing of this new club I most gratifying and an official an ! nouncement of the distribution will be j made to the members in a few days. The Kast End Hank will make dis tribution for several clubs organized ' in various industrial establishments in j this city. This bank will start a ! Christmas Savings Club of its own on I Pet-ember 21, the particulars of which j will be announced later. W. H. Nell, cashier of the People's Bank, of Steelton, stated that at an ; early date it will distribute about C'oßtlaurit on Klrventb Page. BLUECOAFS TRIAL LATER Case of Patrolmen Scott, Accused of Murder, Will Not Come Up in Court Until Next Month Robert P. Scott, the negro patrol man who, it is charged, shot and killed . Nathaniel Banks, also colored, at the Banks home, 1119 Monroe street, on j | the nigfht of August 1, last, will not be placed on trial for the alleged irair- j der until the next term of criminal i court, beginning January 11, 1915. The accused was brought into the court room at 11 o'clock this morn ing, just before the windup erf this week's special term of criminal court, and his counsel, W. Justin Carter and Harry B. Saussanran, asked for a con- [ tinuance o<f the hearing. They said it would be impossible to try the case now unices the present temn of court be continued into next week. The District Attorney approved this suggestion and Judge McGarrell per- ' mitted tjjie case to go over. Counsel for the defense said no less than forty-five witnesses will be called in Scott's be half, most of whom will confine their testimony to the character amd repu- j tation of patrolman prior to the alleged crime. Scott appeared to be entirely sat isfied with the continuance of the case and willingly returned to the prison, ' accompanied by a deputy sheriff. Be- | fore leaving the court room he con- j versed with B. P. Burns, of Burns & ; Company, witlh whom he had been em- I ployed prior to taking the job on the J police force. GETKIN KILLED BY TRAIN Pennsylvania Railroad Employe Crush ed in Paoli—His Father, Too, Met Death on Railroad Edward Getkin, 26 years old, 64 3 ! Harris street, this city, employed in the I signal department of tlhe Pennsylvania ! Railroad Company, in Paoli, was almotft 1 instantly killed at 6 o'clock last even I ing when he fell beneath the wheels of j a passenger train'at the lartter place.! The Getkin family moved to Harris- | burg aibout two years ago, coining here from Sun'bury some time after the young man 'a father was killed on the railroad. The body of Kdward Qetkiti was brought to this city from Paoli this afternoon. The man is believed to have attempted to alight from the passenger train when it was within a few blocks of tlhe Paoli passenger station. His mother, Mrs. Blla Oefekin, anW one brother, survive htm. •Samuel Greer, of Bryu Mawr, 42 years old, a Pennsylvania policeman, was killed shortly after midnight. His body was found near RoHemont and he is believed to have been Btru(% by a train wihile 'he was walking aJong "the track. PASTORS UK TOSEEDR.STOUGH Invitations Are Sent to 250 To-day to Visit Here Tuesday and Watch Him in Action CAMPAIGN MAY BE PROLONGED Evangelist Serves Notice He Will Stay in City Until He."Licks the Devil," But Continuation Is Not Yet Re garded as Settled Ministers from Lancaster, York, Carlisle and other towns within a radius of twenty-five miles from Harrisburg, will 'be in this city next Tuesday to see Evangelist Henry W. Stough in action, and to witness the workings oif the lo cal campaign. Invitations haw been sent out to-day to at least 250 min isters, regardless of denominations, by the pastors of co-operating churches in this city. The letters of invitation state that there will be a conference between the visiting ministers and I>r. Stough at i.Markut Square Presbyterian church at 10 o'clock in the moruing. In the aft ernoon and in the evening at the taJber nacJe, seats will be reserved for tho preachers. Provisions will be made to give tihem dinners and suppers free of cost. Campaign May Extend Six Weeks At last night's meeting in tlhe taber nacle, I)r. Stough, after ridiculing a statement made on postcards purporting to be addressed to business men of the city tending to discourage n con tinuation of the Stous'h cam|>aigu be yond the six weeks, declared that he did | not know whether he would "even quit at the end of seven weeks." "1 serve notice on the gang in this town rig"ht now," he said, shaking his fists,; "that I am going to stay right here irrespective of anybody but you if it's till next Fourth of July, but I'll lick the devil in Harrisburg. "I don't want to interfere with the preacher. If they wajit to start up their churches after the 9ix weeks they can. I'll stay right here. I never wont out of a town vet under fl<re. I have always staved until I have licked or got licked, and the liurt never happen ed. God's been with me, and crowds of folks like you have been with me. I serve notice right now I 'll stay here seven, eight, nine, ton or 'siteen weeks, and clean up the gaaig. Show them you want it right now." Crowd Wants Him to Stay Throughout his remarks Dr. Stough was interrupted by laud applause, and at his request for an expression of opinion regarding a continuation ot the cannpaifrn beyond the specified six weeks, thousands of persons rose to their feet, s'houting, "We're with you, doc." and "Stay, stay." Thus encouraged, the evangelist Continued on Sixth I'nlr. LOOK! LOOK! LOOK! Beginning, Monday, December 7, THE STAR-INDEPENDENT WILL GIVE AWAY 2 Reserved Seat Tickets to the Orp | Every Day Until the Close of the Season i We don.'t know who will get these tickets, but ! someone will get two every day. Perhaps YOU will be one of the lucky ones. HERE IS THE PLAN Every week day a young lady, an employe of the 1 I Star-Independent, will be blindfolded. She will open Boyd's Directory of Harrisburg and vicinity and will 1 make a mark on one of the pages. The person whose 1 name is nearest the mark will be given absolutely free of charge two reserved seats, which will be good at the Orpheum on a date which will be announced with the name of the person to whom they are awarded. The announcements will be hidden among the Want, Lost, Found, For Rent, For Sale, etc., ads, but will be so plain that any one can easily find them. LOOK! LOOK! LOOK! Start Monday. Read over the Classified Columns | every evening. Perhaps your name will be there. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT. JURY FINDS IT 11 IS HE His Lawyer Contends He Cannot Be Sent to An Institution for Criminal Lunatics THE COURT WILL DECIDE QUESTION The $2,827 Taken From the Youth at Time of His Arrest on the Charge of Murder Will Be Distributed Among the Bush Heirs After a special inquiry 'covering Ave days tiho criminal court jury, selected to pass on the mental condition of Ed-, ward G. Sroith, accused of murdering his grandfather, John E. Bush, at Ingle nook, Deceniber 17, laat, brought into tlhe court room at 6 o'clock last even ing a verdict finding tlhe accused to be insanu. Tiro jurors deliberated only forty minutes and took but one ballot. The decision acts as a bar to trying tiho defendant on the charge of murder ing the aged grandfather and the Court soon will make an order directing that Smith bo committed to a State insti tution for the insane. Jothn Fox Weiss, one of Smith's counsel, this morning said ho will make an application next week to have his client seat to the Pennsylvania lunatic hospital, north of tthis' city. This motion is to be maide to raise the question whether Smith slhould bo sent to an ordinary State institution or to a place for the criminal insane. Mr. Weiss now contends that Smith is not a criminal, that the law presumes him to be innocent of the Bush murder so long as he is not proven guiJty, and that only such persons as have been convicted of crime and then are found to be insane are fit subjects for an in stitution for the criminal insane. Stroup to Oppose Motion District Attornev M. E. Stroup this morning said he will appose the Weiss motion uaid will ask that Smith be com mitted to the State hospital for the criminal insane in Purview, Pa. The county prosecutor said the matter will be taken up with the court early nexc. week, probably on Monday. Alienists who testified during the special inquiry declared that Smith's j mental condition is such that he never can be cured. However he will he treated at the institution to which the court commits him and if at any time in future years his reason is restored he will be brought I>ack to this county and be compelled to stand trial for the alleged murder. William Bush, the eldest of the mur dered man's sons, as administrator <*f the deceased's estate, will receive tho $2,827.15 now in the hands of the county detective, which was taken from Smith at the time of his arrest on the murder charge and which tiio Continued on Sixth l'age.