The Allentown Democrat from Allentown, Pennsylvania on May 25, 1909 · Page 1
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The Allentown Democrat from Allentown, Pennsylvania · Page 1

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, May 25, 1909
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y i"i---'f.-w-v-,--i OUR MOTTO TAKE THK PEOPLE INTO YOL'7. CONFIDENCE AND 'fSLL THEM ALL THEY OUGHT TO KNOW. , THIS WEATHER. Showers Tuesday night or Wednes day. Moderate temperature, light variable winds. VOL. ?9, No. 1R4 ALLENTO WN PA., TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 25, 1909. ONE CENT A COPY mfje ton TROLLEY CAR RAN OVER AND KILLED JACOBJLTEMOSE Was Returning to His Home When Struck By Car HEAD WAS NEARLY SEVERED FROM BODY His Peculiar Remarks Lead Some People to Believe That He Contem olated Suicide Leaves Wife and Eight Children Shortly after having remarked to a bar clerk who refused him a drink "You may be sorry for this; I may never ask you for a glass of beer again In my life" the body of Jacob Altemose, of Nazareth, was found ly lng along the tracks of the Northampton Traction Company, near the base ball grounds, with his head nearly severed from his shoulders. Altemose who had been around the town during the evening was consid erably the worse for liquor when he started for his home, which Is im mediately on the outc,.:::"s of the town. The spot where he was found 3s poorly lighted and motorman Luther Fisher who was in charge of the car that ran over him declares he saw nothing of the man until within a few feet of him. He made heroic efforts to stop but the mometum was too great and in another instant the man was knocked down and thrown under the wheels of the car. Owing to the dead man's remarks and the fact that he was not seen by the motorman until a second before the car struck him, leads a number to believe that the man deliberately threw himself in front of the car. The dead man, was 36 years old, and is survived by a wife and eight children, ithe oldest 12 years and the youngest 2 months of age; also by three brothers and a sister William, Charles, Ulysses and Mrs. Richard Cruz, -all of Nazareth.. He was employed as engineer ' at the Nazareth knitting mills. LAWYER HARTRIDGE REPLIES. Declars Story Of the Thaws Needs No Comment. Hearst News SyndleatB Special. .New York, N. Y May 24. Lawyer Clifford Hartridge in a replay to the statement made by Harry Thaw's mother, said this evening: "It would seem that 'Mrs. Thaw finds satisfaction in te thought of not having to pay for work done for her and her son, even at the cost of the horrible truth about them both being known. It needs no comment." WONT HAVE TO STAND A TRIAL FOR MURDER Irvin Carter, Who Killed His Sister's Lover, Shot to Deoth By Himself Hearst News Syndic-ate Special. Huntsville, Mo., May 24. Irvin Carter, who a year ago killed Thomas Bagley, the lover of Carter's sister, was shot to death last evening by himself. Carter had threatened to commit suicide. His trial for the murder of Bagley t was set for next month. LANGFORD BESTS HAGUE IDolored Heavyweight Put English Champion Out in Fourth Round Hearst News Syndicate Special. London, May 24. Sam Langford, the negro heavyweight pugilist, knocked out Ian Hague, ithe champion heavyweight of England, In the fourth round this evening. Hague was dropped by a right hook. A great crowd witnessed the bout. The fight was Langford's from the beginning. Langford w i...s evening hailed as the world's champion. Free Lumber Defeated Hearst News Syndicate. Special. Washington, D. C, May 24AThe amendment putting rough lumber on the free list was defeated in the senate by a vote of 56 to 25. The amendment making all buiildilng materials free was also defeated by a vote of 64 to 12. Crawford Defeated Ryan. Hearst News Syndicate Special. WiHiamport, May 24 Tommy Crawford, knocked out Jimmy Ryan, of Chicago, In the first rpund here to-night, with a right swikg to the Jaw. It was ten minutes before Ryan was able to leave the ring. WAGNER'S STORY OF MURDER FALLS Paunxutawney Authorities Declare He is Irresponsible and Victim of .Drink As a result of a gruesome story of murder given Detectives Koehler and Kennedy of the Keystone Detective Bureaus, some time ago by LeRoy M. Wagner, of Punxutawney, during which he declared that his wife had, brutally murdered their i child, and implicating, as he asserted, a man with considerable political and financial backing, the detectives, although not at the time giving the story much credence, felt that an investigation into the matter should be made, to determine, .if possible, .whether anything of the sort had occurred or whether It was only the vagaries of a disordered mind. They got into communication with Chief of Police Palmer,, of Punxu tawney, Pa. also sent him clippings of the Democrat, in which the details of his arrest were given. Yesterday , ttiey received a reply from him in which he stated that there was no foundation whatever in Wagner's story; that he was irrespon sible and addicted to the use of liquor and that he had been arrested sever al times on the charge of drunken ness. Wagner, who has been confined in the Lehigh County prison since the day he gave the detectives the story, will be held on charges of misrepresentation and skipping board bills. YANKEE MISSIONARIES TRIED IN KONGO CASE Had Charged That Rubber Gatherers Were Tortured. Leopoldvllle, Kongo Free State, May 25. TJio,; trial f two, American missionaries,; William Morrison and W: H. Sheppard, on libel charges brought by a local rubber gathering company, will begin here today. The men are accused of slandering officii! Is of the Belgian government. The case is expected to be a test between the Belgian government and the American missionaries, who have long made themselves a thorn in its flesh by their charges of maladministration and torture and oppression of the na- KING 1-EOrOLD OF BELGIUM. tives In connection with the rubber trade, which Is controlled by King Leopold. An adverse decision is expected, and In this event it is probable that the case will be appealed. Messrs. Mor-rlson and Sheppard are members of the American Presbyterian mission and are stationed at Ibnnji, some 900 miles from Leopoldvllle.. The American consul at Boma, W. II. Hand ley, has been Instructed by the United States government to be present at Leopolclvllle to watch the trial. Some twenty American missionaries are stationed In the Kongo, and as nearly all of them have leveled the same accusations against the administration which the defendants in this suit have made the outcome will have an Important bearing upon their future there. Philippine Tariff Bill Passes Hearst News Syrdictte Special. Washington, D. C, May 24. The Philippine tariff bill passed the house. It has the aproval of President Taft. It promises that the sugar and tobacco Industries shall be fostered. Nearly the entire output of sugar and coffee is admitted free- h"A ! 4 "a I T't ' ARMY DESERTER GAVE OFFICERS A MERRY CHASE Refused to Halt Until Detectives Fired Several Shots WAS TAKEN BACK TO FORT SLOCUM Was Engaged in Building Fence on Farm, Near Bally, and When Officers Approached He Began Throwing Stones. Detectives Kennedy and Koehler, of the Keystone Detective Bureau, had quite an exciting time with a deserter whom they arrested near Bally, a small village situated in the Perkiomen Valley, and it was not until several shots had been fired that the fugative surrendered. The young man . in question is Harvey E. Kuhns and enlisted in the United States army in January, of this year. He was taken to Fort Hancock, from which place he deserted on May 7. On May 22 the agency was notified of his escape and they at once went to work on the dase. Within the past few days they discovered that the deserter had a brother living' on Gordon street, this city, and from him they learned that the man they were after was working on his father's farm in Bally. With this information in hand the officers left this city early yesterday morning, for Palm, the nearest rail road station. Here they engaged a rig and drove over to Bally, a distance of about four miles. Arriving at the Kuhns farm, they, after considerable difficulty succeeded in getting the boy's father to divulge the where abouts of the son. He was finally lo cated on a neighboring farm where he was busily engaged .in building a stone fence. . . . ; At the approach of the officers he started to run toward a woods close by. Finding the detectives gaining on him, he turned ' several times and hurled stones at them. Believing, by his actions, that he was evidently a pretty tough customer, detective Koehler drew Ais pistol and fired several shots in the air. This had the desired effect and the young fellow surrendered. He was brought to this city and yesterday afternoon detective Kennedy took him to Fort Slocum. NO CLUE TO ROBBERS Union Pacific Officials, However, Determined to Catch Them Hearst Nws Syndicate. Special. Omaha, Neb., May 24. The police have no clue as yet to the bandits who robbed the mail car on the Union Pacific Railroad train near Omaha, on Saturday. Officials of ithe company say they will continue the search for the criminals until they are found regardless ot tne time it requires. Let the Girls Sit Down Hearst News Syndicate Special. Washington, D. C, May 24 Representative" Wyatt Aiken, of North Carolina, introduced a bill in 'the house requiring all merchants in the District of Columbia and territories to provide seats for female employes. ROGERS' WILL IS HELD BACK. Document to Be Put Into Type Before Widow Recovers. New York, May 24. Contrary to expectation, the will of the late Henry II. Rogers, which is expected to dis close the items of a fortune estimated at $200,000,000. was not filed for pro bate. It is being printed and will be read to the widow and family lter. Airs. Rogers la still quite ill. James M. Beck, who hnj charge of Mr. Rogers' legal affairs, will not discuss the contents of the will. Henry H. Rogers, Jr., It Is said, will manage his father's great business Interests. Unitariehs In Annual Convention. Boston, May 24. The convention of the American Unitarian association will continue through Friday. Matters of moment to the church at large will be considered. . PAPKE AND KETCHELL Go Practically Assured Articles Will Be Signed Shortly Hearst News Syndicate Special. Los Angeles, . Cal., May 24. The third battle between Papke and Ket-cheM is practically assured and Willus Britt is on his way east to sign articles for a twenty round got Playwrights Who Took Part In the Lambs Gambols lv till. firs dmwxhi These gentlemen are all well known playwrights,, who fof getting professional rivalry, recently took part , in the Lambs' Gambol, in New York. They posed especially for this picture. It shows them as they appeared in the play together. From left to right, standing: Charles Klein, George V. Hobart, Edwin M.ilton Royle, George Broadhurst and Augustus Thomas; seated, on the left, Eugene Presbyonthe right, David Bolasco. POLICE CHIEF SHOT . IN SALOON BRAWL James Meyers, Lieutenant of Boss Cox, of Cincinnati, May Die From Wounds Hearst Ken's Sj-ndicate Special. Cincinnati, May 24. James Meyers, chief of police of this city, who was a lieutenant of "Boss" Cox, was shot and fatally injured this afternoon by Albert Mohly, following a brawl In a , saloon, in which Meyers charged Moh- ley with accepting "hush" money to eter ithe operations of a gang of "yeggmen." Died in Alabama Relatives and friends at Catasaqua were informed of the death of Albert T. Williams, at his home, at Eutaw, Alabama, after a short illness, aged 54 years. He was a native of Oshkosh, Wis., his parents being Thomas P. and Carolina, nee Mertz Williams. He came to Fullerton, this rounty, in 1S72, and took charge of a store which had been conducted by his father up to the time of his death. While there he was married to Miss Julia Algert, a stepdaughter of the late F. Z. (Dad) Huebner, of this city, who survives, with two daughters, Mrs. Edward C. Meredith, Jr., and Miss Adeline Wil liams, and two grandchildren, residing ait home. His aged mother, now eighty-eight years of . age; two brothers, J. Arthur Williams, of Catasauqua, and Oliver E. Williams, Boston; three sisters, Mrs. William Corwin and Mrs. Edmund Randall, wife of the editor of the Catasauqua "Despatch," of Catasauqua, and Hrs. Emma C. Coleman, of Bradford, also survive. After leaving Fullerton, Mr. Williams had charge of a trading post at Tuba, Arizona, for some years, and later had charge of a curio store for Van Camps, at Grand Canon, Arizona. He retired from the latter place two years ago. The funeral wall be held at Eutaw, Alabama. Historical Society Meeting A meeting of the Lehigh County Historical Society will be held oh Saturday afternoon, May 29, at 2 o'clock, in the chapel of the Allentown Preparatory School, at Fourth and Walnut streets. "The Diary of a Journey," made by Christian Pretz in 1826, wllll be read by president George T. Ettinger, Biographical sketches of members deceased during ithe past year will be read by Wm. L. Hartman. After the meeting an oportunity will be given to the members to Inspect Trout Hall, built by James Allen, lln 1770. Infant Buried Yesterday Services over the remains of Amy, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jannerschitz, of No. 308 Liberty street, were conducted yesterday morning in the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Rev. .1. J. Nerz. Interment was made fin Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Admitted to Alms House. Owen Resh, aged 76, formerly of Rlttersville; Oarold Lawiski, ager 42, of Fogelsvilie, and Bertha Stanley, of Philadelphia, were admitted to the Lehigh county almshouse yesterday. HUGH M'GEE MISSING. One Of His Friends Is Stung After Putting Up $10 Bail. Hugh McGee, former pipeman for the Hibernia Fire Company, and for whose appearance before the mayor on of his friends put up bail in the sum of $10, forfeited his bond and disappeared. , ; McGee, it Is alleged, on Sunday night gave his best girl, Maggie Boyle a ride In a team that he found standing at the corner of Second and Liberty. When the owner came to get the rig it was nowhere in sight and he notified the department. Later In the night McGee was arrested by Officer Wickel. The cftse has been placed in the hands of Alderman Scholl. QUEEN HAS AUTO LOCKJAW. Itsly Worried Over Health of Dowager Queen Margherita. Milan, May 24. Considerable anxiety Is felt concerning dowager Queen MurclierltH's health. Her majesty, who Is fifty-eight years old, has been confined to her bed for fifty-four days. : DOWAGER QUEEN MARGHERITA. She suffers from swellings of the neck and jaw, which cause constant excru dating pain. - Specialists say the malady is a very rare form of tetanus, contracted dur ing motoring excursions ot high speed Hitchcock Coming Heme From Cuba. Havana,. May 24. Postmaster General Hitchcock is a passenger on the Saratoga, bound for New York. At thedock to see him off were Secretary Garcia Veleze and Minister Morgan. ADVOCATED SINGLE TAX. Miyor Whitelock's Message To Coun-- cils Startels Councils. Hearst News Syndicate Special. Toledo, Ohio May 24. Mayor WliHelock created a sensation in city co'jiicils' here to-night in - a message in which he advocated a franchise tax and a tax on lnd values, practically a single tax. I I AUTO ACCIDENT ON MICKLEY'S PIKE Occupants Thrown Out Into Street Machine Was Badly Damaged John Lear,, Jr., son of Dr. John Lear. . while driving over the Mick-ley's ", at 5.30 o'clock last evening in Frank Stine's Ford car, had a narrow escape from death. He was coming south at an ordi nary rate of speed, and, when he reached the hill at the bone mill a team approached in the opposite di rection. In attempting to turn out of the way a part of the steering gear gave way with the result that the car climbed the embankment, and, toDDling over, threw both Mr. Lear and his companion into the street Fortunately they were thrown away from the machine and thus escaped injury. The machine was badly damaged and had to be towed home. IT WAS LADIES' NIGHT. In , the Hall Of Livingston Castle, K. of G. E. Last night was ladies' night in the hall of Livingston Castle, No. 258, Knights of the Golden Eagle. The program was nicely arranged and pleased everybody. It consisted of a comedy in four acts, entitled "stranded" Selections by an octette and duet by the Missess Irwin and .Morris, an opening address was made by M. P. Schantz, and Oliver A. Iobst spoke on tre foundation of the order. The affair was a success. . Refreshments were served. Templars to Parade. A number of members of Allen Commandery, Xo. 20, K. T left for Philadelphia yesterday, whe're they will attend three day session of the annual conclave of the grand commandery of Pennsylvania. The Allentown Band will leave this morning and. participate In a parade .in which 150 of the local Templars will take part. Hospital Notes. Jacob Goffert, of No. 17 Harrison street, underwent a surgical operation at the Allentown Hospital yesterday for the removal of a piece of steel which flew into his eye wrhile at worjv. Maurice Fox, of Northampton, underwent a surgical operation. Mrs. Oliver Holly was admitted to the medical ward. Enlarging Pioneer Hall. Work on enlarging the Pioneer Band Hall, at 610 Linden street, was begun yesterday and within a comparatively short time the organization will have splendid Quarters. FIVE THOUSAND AT BAND CONCERT INWESTEND PARK Well Known Musical Organization Rendered Delightful Program ACCOUSTICS OF BAND STAND ARE PERFECT And the Western Portion of the City Reverberated With the Sweet Strains of Music Fully five thousand men, women and children wended their way to Weat End Park,' last evening to be present at the first of a series of free concerts which will be -given by the Allentown Band during the summer. In the park every seat was filled; tho walks were crowded and the overflow extended far out into the open spaces between the walks. Linden and Turner streets were lined with carriages and automobiles. The park in itself is beautiful and with the added attraction the famous Allentown Band about one tenth' of tho city's population was determined tha..t this opportunity should not be neglected. The accoustics of the band stand arc pertect and as far east as Twelfth street, the music could be plainly heard. The shell, lighted up as it is, has, at a distance, the appearance of a huge ball of Aire and the soft mellow rays from -the many lights were cast over ithe entire park. The music by this organization, always good, was If anything, better than ever before heard in this city; every one of the forty odd members appeared to enter into the full spirit of the occasion with the result that every note came out clear, rich' and strong. Director Klingler displayed more than ordinary vim and .interest in last night's program and his every move ment of the baton occasioned such volume that the sweet strains echoed and re-echoed from every nook and corner in the western portion of the city. It was a grand night for the organ ization and a pleasing and highly satisfactory one for every one who attended the concert. LIFE LINE SAVES 194 FROM WRECKED SHIP Steamer Reaches Seward, Alaska, With Columbia Survivors. Seward. Alaska, May 24 The mall steamer Dora has arrived with 194 survivors of the ship Columbia, wrecked near Unimnka pass. The survivors tell a tale of suffering, of heroism seldom excelled. The vessel grounded In a blinding snowstorm. There was no wind, but a terrific surf was running. On the vessel were fifty-three Italians, ninety-six Japanese and forty-five Americans and Scandinavians. All were quiet in the face of danger save the Italians. who in panic raved and prayed. A boat was lowered and the Italians poured In. The Italians attempted to seize two more boats, but were restrained at the point of guns. Two former life saving men succeed ed in establishing a line to the shore. Disembarking by following the life line occupied twenty-four hours. The ship physician worked continuously re viving tho men capsljsed in the icy waters. All the boats were smashed but one. Only one woman, the Australian wife of Mate Canteron, was with the party. A storm caused the final abandon ment of the wrecked Columbia. The same day the ship burned to the wa ter's edge. Will Build New Church. A committee of Salem Reformed congregation headed by the pastor was appointed to secure plans and specifications for a new church build ing, to be erected on the site of the present church. It is expected that such plans will be ready for consideration by the congregation by. July 1. It is proposed to raze the dwelling house adjoingmg the church property on the west and utilize this space also for building purposes. The new church will be built on a line with the chapel. Nearly thirty thousand dollars has already been subscribed for its construction. Glen Onoko Opens Monday Glen Onoko, one of the resorts along the Lehigh Valley Railroad, will open for the season on next Monday. T HAVE BEEN SAVED Contract Awarded a Few Days Before Change in Turnpike Law Was Made Owing to an unexpected change In the turnpike law by the last Legislature, Lehigh county may have to, and probably will have to, pay $35,000 for repairing the Bethlehem Pike, that otherwise would not have been the case. ... Until 1907 townships were required, to repair freed turnpikes. In : that . year the Legislature passed a law requiring counties to repair them, towa ships to maintain them afterwards. After the Allentown-Bethlehem pike had been freed the people of Hanover,, all automobilists and many others began to clamor that the county ought to repair the pike. , At . practically every session of court the Hanover constable complained that the pike was in bad shape. Finally Judge Trexler, under the law as it then stood, suggested to tho commissioners, intimating there might be unpleasant . consequences if they didn't repair the road. A month ago bids were opened and the contract for repairing the five-mile stretch of road was awarded to George H. Hardner, the lowest bidder, a,t about $35,000. The highest bid was upwards of $70,000. Yesterday there came a batch of bills signed toward the very last by Governor Stuart, making it obligatory on townships to repair pikes, and relieving the counties. If this bill had been passed earlier, or if the commissioner had resisted clamor and delayed action, the repairing would be up to Hanover and not upon the county. The commissioners will see what can be done in the way of making Hanover to the work, anyway. Mr. Hardner has already started work on tho contract. 'MIKE KNOCKED OUT. Transit Company's Mascot Got a Taste Of Copper's Mace. Mike, .the Transit Company bull dog, nearly met his fate last evening at the corner of Sixth and Hamilton streets. Some one picked up another canine and threw him on Mike's back. Mike took exception to being used as a saddle horse and a fight resulted in which he was fast getting the better of his opponent when Officer Ward's attention was attracted by the cries of the under dog. . He came to the canines rescue and with one well directed blow with his mace he put Mike into dreamland. Several of the Transit Company boys carried him into the conductor's room, where shortly after he revived. It was a new experience for Mike and for a few minutes he did not seem to realize where he was. He is, however, good as new and will again place his dirty feet upon the clean seats to-day. HAMMOND SPURNS CHINA JOB Tells President That He Cannot Accept Post of Minister. Washington. May 24. After an hour's interview with President Taft John Hays Hammond definitely declined the tender of the appointment of minister to China. Mr. Hammond JOHN HAYS HAMMOND. told the president that he agreed with him that China offered a field or American enterprise and development of American trade that would tempt almost any one to take up the work of the American mission in that country, Ucwn It Came Ed. Fenstermaker, proprietor of the Columbia Hotel, Tenth and Hamilton streets, had the awning in front of his place of business removed yesterday. There are only a few more of these unsightly awnings left on Hamilton street. S35 D00 WHICH MIGH J. r

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