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JOHN HARRIS PUPIL KILLS SELF 2 HOURS AFTER LEAVING GIRL Charles T. Shaffer Ends Life in Home of Former President of Harrisburg School Board GIRL PROSTRATED, SAYS IT MUST HA VE BEEN ACCIDENTAL Twenty - four hours after buying a compact and a pair of girl's stockings at a corner drugstore, Charles T. "Pep" Shaffer. 19. a sophomore at John Harris High School return ed home last night and shot himself through the heart. Death was instantaneous, physicians said. . ' ' ' CHARLES SHEAFFER - An uncle of the boy toki Fire Chief M. M. Tawney - ttaat the girl had gone out with another hoy several days before. Shaffer went to the boy and said to him: "I want to ask you something, and keep that as long as you live. Never speak to me again." 3Irs. Goodhart in telling of the last parting of her daughter and Shaffer said he kissed her goodble. This was the "usual thing" she said, and assured her that there had been no quarrel. The boy was a protege of Dr. C. E. L. Keen, 1849 Berryhill street, a member of the Harrisburg School Board, and president of that body for a number of years. Coroner Kreider said death was self - administered but no reason could be attributed for the act. No inquest - will be held. In Love Affair had reported still under the physician's care to - day and was taking a walk this morning. Hobby For Guns Members of the girl's family said they do not believe the High School student took his life. They said the boy had a hobby for guns and once brought a gun with him which was owned by Dr. Keen. This he showed to Ada. Miss Nell Goodhart said they believe he was sjiot accidentally while examining the gun. Planned to Attend College The youth and his - sweetheart had many things in common. They had1 planned to attend college together and even had savings accounts which they expected to use in baying extras while at school. Neighbors said the girl rarely went out alone and that the boy had., been going with her regularly for more than a year. Seen Leaving Poolroom ' Thursday night Shaffer had gone , to a drugstore to buy the compact and stockings. What happened when he attempted to give them to the girl is unknown. Relatives, admit that the couple had a quarrel and that the boy was disheartened. In speaking of the matter today they said:' "Of course it will be blamed on Ada." Fellow students last saw the boy as he was leaving a poolroom at Nineteenth and Derry streets at 5 o'clock last night He had been unusually, quiet. The following day Shaffer told Dr. Keen that he had changed his mind about going aVay to school and said he would rather finish at John Harris. Dr., Keen knew the boy had 'been associating with a girl for several months, a sophomore at John Harris, and said he believed at - the - time the boy changed his mind for that reason. He said nothing further about it. , Yesterday Keen and the ENGINEER FOUND DEAD IN CAB YARDS AT Had Not Been III; J. Famous Survived by Widow WAS SHIFTING When yard men called to Famous, engineman in yards, this morning, to give instructions regarding a cars, they found him dead. He was on hfs seat in the cab. A physician was and Engineer Famous was pronounced dead. It was said was due to heart trouble. Engineer Famous would been 50 years of age had he to June 1. He was not - when he left his home, in Columbia Road, Enola, this morning, in the best of health. Survivors are a widow and daughters, Mr. C. I. Kenhart Park,. N. Y., and Esther Famous and Miss Famous, at home. Mr. Famous entered the company's service in August, a laborer on .the Middle He was transferred to the Philadelphia Division, June 1, when he was made a fireman. January 13, 1910, he was to engineman. He was a of the Brotherhood of Engineers. FuneTal services be announced later. MILLER TO APPEAL CONVICTION, TO TELL 'EXACT . ,; By Associated Press. New York, March 5 Thomas W. Miller, conspiracy to defraud the government of his unbiased services alien property custodian, has promised to tell "the exact story" case at "the proper time." Miller was convicted by Federal court jury yesterday, after more than seventy deliberation, disagreed in against former Attorney Harry M. Daugherty. The indictment against Daugherty nolle prossed by Federal Knox 'on motion of United Attorney Buckner. Motions to set aside the and for a new trial for Miller, be heard by Judge Knox Miller faces a - possible prison sentence and $10,000 Celebrates With New Chicago, March 5. George

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  1. Harrisburg Telegraph,
  2. 05 Mar 1927, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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