Reading Times from Reading, Pennsylvania on January 7, 1914 · Page 2
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, January 7, 1914
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Two SPLIT MILLER TO m ASYLUM Trying to Blame Notorious Law Breaker's Actions on His Great - Grandmother. That Nathan, alias "Split;' Miller, one of the most notorious criminals who has ever been sent to the Eastern Penitentiary by the local authorities, is insane is the decision of the lunacy commission appointed in his case. He has been servine a sentence 'of eight years on charges of robbery, larceny and receiving stolen goods. He will be taken to the Pennsylvania State Lunatic Asylum at Far View. The or - ' der was made on Wednesday morning by Judge Wagner. "Split" was sentenced by Judge Endlich in March, 1909. Shortly after he was admitted he began to imagine that the officials of the institution were trying to make things particularly unpleasant for him. His mind became so aggravated by these delusions that he assaulted one of the in mates and had to be kept alone. Since then he hr.s walked up and down nis cell, talked to himself and imagined that people were hammering on his walls, calling to him . and dropping things in the corriders and halls to annoy him. Lately his condition became worse. Robert J. McKenty, warden of the penitentiary, petitioned the local court for a commission to inquire into his sanity, and Charles K. Derr, Dr. R. B. Rowe and Cameron Strauss, were named. The report of the Commissioners is an unusually lengthy one. ' One of the members of the commission, visited the mother of "Split" at her Reading residence with the object of learning something of his ancestry. She told the commissioner that her mother. "Split's" grandmothor, 92 years of age, is living and sane, but that her grandmother, "Split's" great grandmother, was insane and confined in the Norristown Asylum for 16 years. At the Penitentiary Miller has been deprived of the advantages to be derived In attending the Penitentiary Manual Training school, the authorities being fearful lest he commit some act of violence. Doctors Endorse If we did not believe doctors endorsed Ayer's Cherry Pectoral for coughs and colds, we would not offer It to you. Sold for 70 year. , r. . J. 0. Ayer Co., Ask Your Doctor. ixiwn. Mat Hnm'ni hLKw4ii. fl minium WHITE STRIPED MADRAS ' Arrow COLLARS 2 for 23 ota. Clnett. Peabody & Co.. Inc. THE READING TIMES, READING, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 7, 1914 GETS IH VR0K6 Flayed By Papers For Applauding Attack of Soldiery on Peo - ' pie of Alsace Berlin. Jan. 4. Crown Prince Frederick William has again struck blow, at his popularity, the telegrams which he recently sent to Lieut. Gen, Deimling and Col. von Reuter com mending their stand in, the Zabern afair being made today the subject of angry editorials in the leading Berlin newspapers. The Liberal organs la ment ,that the heir apparent, in spite of his undoubted democracy, never ventured into politics without offend ing the popular sentiment. These newspapers call the latest four ap pearances of the Crown Prince four grave mistakes, citing them as fol lows: ' The Crown Prince's attack on Ger hart Hauptmann's '"centenary festal iplay" at Breslau last June; his act in applauding the anti - British speech de livered by Herr von Heydebrand, the Conservative leader in the Reichstag, in November, 1911; his protest against the accession of Prince Ernest August of Cumberland to the Duchy of Bruns wick, and, finally, his congratulations to the soldiery for aggressiveness against the people of Alsace. DESTINY FAVORITE AT HIPPODROME The big event at the Hippodrome Theatre is the return to Reading of the talented William Schilling, an actor who is far above the usual vaudeville performer, in his powerful dramatic sensation, "Destiny," the most talked of act in vaudeville. The brilliant story is by J. R. Shannon, of Detroit and the theme is based on Wil liam Cullen Bryant's "No man of woman born, coward on brave, can shun his destiny." A very elaborate and strikingly impressive setting is furnished for the big act, presenting the Madison Square Apartments at midnight, New Year's Eve. The set ting is one of the most complete and interesting that we have seen this season. The real scream of this week's bill are Lewis and Chapln. The girl has a style all her own, and the comedy is built around her. They closed with a burlesque mind reading number that raises the roof. An entire new bill will begin Thurs - with William Schilling and "Destiny," as the headline feature - Coming next week, Ernest Anderson, Marjorie Burt and Lester Bassett. Bas - sett is the clever character player who appeared at the Hippodrome for nine weeks last spring. The trio are rehearsing "The Nightingale,' in New York this season, under the direction of the author, Gustav B. Wanner, who will present them at the Hippodrome next week. ' Jacob Needhammer, 443 Spring Garden street; Joseph Berg, 453 Spring Garden street; II. S. Zentmyer, 508 Schuylkill avenue; Reading Abattoir Company, south side of Bingaman street, between Second and Thirl; Thomas P. Moore, 5, 7 and 9 North Fifth street, Howard F. Reed, con tr&ctor. A Berlin newspaper stated that" the German Crown Prince had been pucl for his telegram to the Zabern command ant by being stripped of all military au thority. Efficiency Office Equipment HI13 Here are four Globe - Wernicke products which up - to - date offices find indispensable: Filing Cabinets are built on' the "unit" principle and can be added to. a unit at a time as the business grows. Duplicates are always obtainable without delay. 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Let us show you how adaptable Globe - Wernicke Book - leases are to your office needs. HARRY C. SHAABER, . EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVE, 115 North Fifth Street, Bell Phone. 256 - B. ' READING, PA. II TAKES JEltlfE WIIG DEATH OF OLD LOVER Kenyon's Wife, Here, Ignorant of Actor's Plans to Divorce Her New York, Jan. 6. Strikingly un usual are the circumstances that ap pear in the romance and tragedy of Leslie Kenyon, a middle - aged actor of repute, and Miss Lillian Sinnott, more than twenty years his junior, a talent ed comedienne who succeeded Mar guerite Clark in the leading role of "Baby Mine." " x Kenyon was stricken with apoplexy at the Lambs Club a week ago and was taken to Miss Alston's sanatorium in West Sixty - first Btreet, where he died Saturday. Miss Sinnott was at his bedside nearly every hour of his illness and saw him die. lesteraay morning as nis Doay was being borne by fellow players Into "The Little Church Around the Corner", for the funeral services Miss Sinnott lay dead in her home at No. 612 West One Hundred and Twenty - third street. She had loved Kenyon so greatly that the thought of life with out him was intolerable. So. slashing her wrists and throat with a razor that had belonged to him, she had died. , When Kenyon was dying his wife came to this city In answer to a tele gram, Miss Sinnott refused to leave his bedside and steeled herself to face the wife's reproaches. But no such ordeal presented itself. , Instead Mrs. Kenyon was quickly1 touched by the girl's obvious intensity of grief and acted and spoke in the kindest way to her. She even said that she could understand readily how Kenyon had fallen in love with so charming a young woman. She had realized in their long separation that Kenyon might be lost to her. Dr. Oscar M. Leiser, of 263 West Forty - fifth street, who attended Mr. Kenyon, was present when the wom en met... "When they left, It was in sorrow, not in anger," he said last night to a reporter. "All tho time they were to gether not one harsh word was spoken." Kenyon had made his home with Mrs. Louise Sinnott, the girl's mother, and it " had been announced among their friends that as soon as he could induce his wife to divorce him he would marry the young, slender actress. When, she came from Kenyon's death - bed Saturday to her home she was utterly distraught. Sunday night her mother sat up with her, hoping finally to quiet the girl. But in the end the mother drop ped off to sleep In a chair in. the parlor. She last saw her daughter writing letters at a small table. One letter left by the actress ran: "Dear Mother Forgive me for do ing this, for you know how I loved Leslie. A fortnight before his death he was not well and said he would be glad to go if I went with him. You have won your case. They are now going to appeal it, but there is not an honest judge who won't relieve you, a cripple for life and dependent on Florence. She, I know, will give you the best of care. Goodby, dear, and God bless you. "LILLIAN." Tne rererence in the letter to "your case" applied to the suit of Mrs. Sin nott against a bakery company. One of its automobiles ran her down and she is permanently crippled. She won a heavy verdict, but the company appealed. Since the accident Mrs. Sinnott has been practically helpless and depended on her daughters Florence and Lillian for support. WIFE LIVING HERE. The lover, who died on Saturday. was Leslie Kenyon, whose wife has been living for some time at Mount Penn. Mrs. Margaret Kilroy Kenyon is her name, and her home is London, England. She has been the guest for some months of Mrs. II. M. Dowie and daughter Reta, of Kelmscott Studio, Moiint Penn. Mrs. Kenyon was Informed on Saturday of her husband's sudden death at the Lambs' Club, New York. She at once left for New York to arrange for the funeral. Mr. Ken - on was a well - known portrayer of Shakesperean roles. For several years he played with Richard Mansfield. He lso supported Ethel Barrymore. He was 52 years old. It appears that Miss Sinnott was devoted to him and expected to marry him after he had obtained a divorce from his wife. Mrs. Kenyon, however, seems to have known nothing about this expected divorce, and she regarded her husband with loyal affection. STATE TAXES. County Treasurer Reeser went to Harrisburg and made final settlement 1th the auditor general's department of all moneys due from Berks county for the ear 1913. He turned over two checks, one of 231.10, representing a balance from hunters' license taxes, and another for 464.42, being a balance due from mercantile tax collections. This makes a total of $69,986.62 hich the state received from Berks mercantile taxes and $8,377 in hunters' less 10 per cent, al lowed on the latter to justices, etc., for collection. The mercantile tax collections paid over to the state during the year, were as follows: Retail merchants. $22. - 259.18; wholesale merchants, $3, 934, - 9; retail liquor dealers, $15,596.83; holesale liquor dealers, $11,193.50; rewers, $9,900; distillers, $1,395.60: bottlers, $1,964.68; billiard rooms, $2, - 15.73; brokers, $769.50; auctioneers, $19; circuses, $215.89; eating houses, 321.92. REPORTED DESTITUTE. The police were notified on Tues day that the family of John Slovin - sky, residing on Sandstone alley, the father, mother aud four children, aged 3 to 9 years, were in destitute circumstances. CITY AFFAIRS LIBRARY REPORT. There were in circulation in the Reading Public Library during 1913, 92,000 - books, an increase of 12,000 over the year 1912. The increase in circulation since the library occupies Its handsome new home for the last six months has been about 2,500 a month. The books in the library number 37,000 with the accessions for the year numbered at 1,800, of which 1,600 were purchased and 200 were gifts. During the year 1912, there were 1,600 registered borrowers enrolled as compared with ,1,000 the previous year. Since the city took over the library in 1898, there have. been 24,000 registered borrowers. Richmond L. Jones, Esq., president of the Board o Trustees submitted his annual report at the meeting held on Monday evening and the report was submitted to Mayor Stratton on Tuesday. Tre board re - elected the old officers: Richmond L. Jones, president; Charles H. Hunter, secretary and treasurer, and E, A. Howell, librarian. POST OFFICE. , An increase of about $20,000 over 1912 is shown in the tross receints of the Reading postoffic for 1913 whefW the amount for the sale of stamps, envelopes, etc., totals $235,356.96. The totals by quarters were: January 1 to March 31, $57,480.82: July 1 to September 30, $56,609.16, and October 1 t6 December 31, $65,726.74. Postmaster Seitzinger has received two orders from Postmaster General A. S. Burleson, thanking the employes for the service rendered dur ing the holiday rush and another an nouncing a change in the rural free delivery service. The new order relative to the R. F. D. amends the rule which deprived Y H x f - I V I: CARDINAL FERRATA, WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED BY POPE PIUS AS SECRETARY OF THE CONGRE GATION OF THE HOLY OFFICE, SUCCEEDING THE LATE CARDI NAL RAMPOLLA IN THAT OFFICE. The Keystone Correspondence School, of this city, the only cor respondence school having Its home In Reading, was granted a charter of incorporation by Governor Tener. The school has been in operation for tho past year and has been very successful. The officers and teachers are: H. people residing a quarter of a mile LeRoy Adams, president; Henry from city or town limits from getting . Scharadiri, vice president, and John their mail by rural delivery. I S. E. Reber, secretary and treasurer. t Damaged Godds "Damaged Goods," the Brieux play presented at the Academy of Music, Tuesday evening, to a crowded house, discussed a theme generally avoided in society "the great red plague." Richard Bennett and his "co - workers" created an epoch in Reading theatrical history. The production of this play was unusual. Never has its like been witnessed within the four walls of a theatre before. In reality, it was not a play. It was a sermon one that struck home to the very hearts and souls of the congregation. The solemnity of the occasion was even greater by reason of the elimination of music, and doubly so because of the address made as a sort of prologue to the play by Dr. James R. Gerhard, of Reading, who spoke of the importance of proclaiming the message of the play through the medium of stage and players, and of the Ignorance that has made it such a dreadful curse to the present and past ages, simply because "we didn't know." .. . The audience was an exceptional one. rThere was not a person under 18 years of age, and yet the sermon should have been taught to the young as well as to the old. There were ministers, a score or more, who braved the dangers of being severely criticised for entering the halls of .Thespius, and heard a sermon that even they, by reason of custom, have feared to preach. There were many doctors who, like the great doctor of the play, have seen the dreadful state of affairs as it exists today. There were professional and business people of every type, and wives and mothers, daughters and fiances, who learned more within these two hours than they have read or been taught In their lifetime. Edward Schmauder, residing on a farm along Prlcetown road, found distributed over his fields part of his threshing machine and other farm implements, which had been taken from his barn. A bicycle was missing. THE BUSINESS HEART OF READING vv ' ' ' DIVES, POMEROY stew art. D y u 111 IE EVEKYS .u.imG rui LTU SIG. S. SCHWERINER - DEAR IN MIND - 1 French Aerial League Has Quarrel On Hand and Duel is On Program. Paris, Jan. 6. Jules Vedrlnes, one of the French aviators, who recently flew from Paris to Cairo, was ordered today by the French Atrial League to give satisfaction Immediately to Henry Itoux, his rival, who also accomplished the flight. Roux challenged "Vedrlnes to a duel after the latter had struck him in the face during an altercation. The quarrel between the two aviators, according to Roux, is alleged to have requested the Turkish officials not to assist Vedrines on his flight in the Orient Rene Quinton, president of the Aerial League, telegraphed Vedrines that if he declines to fight he must return at once to France, The league intends in this case to withdraw from Vedrines its approval of a continuation of the flight from Cairo to Cape Town. All the celebrations which had been arranged in honor of Vedrines by the French colony in Cairo have been cancelled. . WAS ILL SINCE HUSBAND'S DEATH Mrs. Elizabeth Miller (nee Dinkle), widow of John G. Miller, died at 7.30 p. m. Monday at the Continental Hotel, 343 - 345 North Ninth street. She became ill when her husband died over a year ago and never recovered. Undertaker Dougherty removed the body to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Reber, 1009 North Twelfth"" street. She is also survived by five grandchildren. Starting THURSDA Y of This Week The Mid - Winter Stock Reduction Sale THE first big event of the new year promises to upset prices to such an extent thatthere will be much for shoppers to enthuse over and profit by. The start of the new year's business has to be made by ousting certain lots of merchandise, and materially reducing quantities of other lines, in order to maintain a proper stock balance in between winter and the time preparation must be made for and attention given to the buying of merchandise you'll be wanting several months from now. LET ONE OF YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS BE A PROMISE THAT YOU'LL BE HERE THURSDAY FOR A THOROUGH INSPECTION OF THE VALUES. In Wednesday evening and Thursday morning papers we'll give you a part of the sale news be sure vou et it. 1 - - , 13 y vyn vy vy y IS ON AND FULL OF FORCE uE m mm mm&m WO KESTKICTIOWSl MO DISAPPOINTMENTS WHETHER WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER OR FALL BOOTS FOR STREET, DRESS, EVENING, PARTY, RECEPTION, HOUSE OR FOR TRAVELING THEY ALL ARE CUT IN PRICE TO QUICK SELLING COMMON SENSE HAND - MADE FOOTWEAR, WITH "STANDARD OF MERIT," IS WIDELY KNOWN FOR PURITY, GOODNESS, BEST FITTING, WEARING AND MOST COMFORTABLE WITH THESE POSI - TIVE POINTS IN VIEW, YOUR FEET CAN ENJOY ABSOLUTE FREEDOM AND SAFETY. COME EARLY FOR BEST CHOICE AND MONEY SAVING. ONYX HOSIERY, 19c, 29c and 39c c - nn 428 - 30 - 32 PENN SQUARE SALE NOTICEShoes Not Sent on Approval or Charged During Our Sales. 'K 'A

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