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New Castle News (Newspaper) - July 16, 1915, New Castle, Pennsylvania Phones. Telephone -Your News Items to New Castle's Newsy Newspapers NEW CASTLE NEWS Weather. Thundershowers tonight, not quite so warm; Saturday partly cloudy. VOLUME 288 NEW CASTLE, PA., FRIDAY, JULY 1G, PAGES. TWO CENTS A COPY: FLOOD SWEEPS THROUGH LIMA, OHIO SANITY VERDICT SUSTAINED BY JUDGE HENDRICK Thaw is Greatly Pleased and icts Full Release in Short Time. Expe BY L. V. B. RUCXER, I. N. S. Staff. Correspondent NEW YORK, July .Court. Justice Hen- drick today vacated the order committing Harry K. Thaw to Matteawan, approving the verdict that the slayer of Stanford White is sane, which was returned by a jury on Wednesday afternoon. The state filed an immediate notice of appeal, .which .will delay Thaw's final release from the hands of the law for sev- eral months, but Justice Hendrick admitted hiin to bail in the sum .of Thaw expressed his pleasure over the decision of Justice Hendrick, saying: "It was no more than I expected. The jury found me sane and I was confident that Justice Hendrick would ap- prove of the decision. In appealing- the caso the state's law- yers are only spending more of the people's money." In vacating the order committing; Thaw to Matteawau, Justice Hendrick rejected the petition of the state that Thaw be returned to the Matteawan asylum for the criminal in- sane where he was an inmate for .several years. Thaw, In Ludlow street jail, was up- bright .and early completing his plans for going to Pittsburg on the first train after he was at liberty to go where he pleased. He declined to dis- cuss the plans, though, saying that the delay of the court in announcing his decision had iipset his calculations. Hours before the court convened a huge crowd lieselged the county court house and those who were denied ad- mission blocked Chambers street to catch a glimpse of Thaw. A crowd of people clamored for admission to the court room. An ex- tra police guard was on duty at every entrance, stairway end elevator and Harry Thaw Off On Auto Trip NEW YORK, July Harry k. Thaw, shortly after noon today, departed from this city on an automobile trip to Philadelphia. He was ac- companied on his drive through the city by Sheriff Griffenhagen, Under Sheriff Bowers, Deputy Miller and Thaw's private secretary, Har- ry C. Pyle. The party turned off Broadway at the Pattery park and drove up West street to the Pennsylvania station. They crossed the ferry and Thaw left by automobile for Philadelphia. Whether he will entrain there for Pitts- burg or continue the automo- bile journey was not stated. Thaw's Mother Back Home in Pittsburg That Result of the Trial Was What She HiiU Confidently PITTSBURG, Pa., July Quietly, without even the knowledge of her closest friends, Mrs. Mary Copley Thaw, mother of Harry K. French Make Gains Along The Vosges Hill Recently Taken By Crown Prince Freder- ick William is Re- taken GERMANS REPULSED IN FIERCE ATTACK Reached Barbed Wire Entanglements But Forced Back by Artillery only those with cards of admission gained the 300.coveted seats in the court room. Most of those who gain- ed the vantage .points were women. In the crowds outside betting was rife. The prevailing odds were 5 to 1 that Thaw would go free. Under the noses of half a dozen uniformed po- licemen a bet was laid of .to ?60 that Thaw would go free. Thaw, brand-new gray Attempt To Start Cars Is Failure ing after a nine-year fight through the courts, arrived at her home in Beechview boulevard, this morning, having left New York confident that her son's freedom was a foregone conclusion. At the Thaw home the following statement was given out by Mrs. Thaw, In comment on the trial: "The result is1 what I expected. It was alone necessary for the people of Now York at last to understand how they had been deceived all along by charlatans and their allies." The statement given out this morning by Mrs. Thaw was the only comment she would make on the ease. Telephone inquiries met with refusal to call Mrs. Thaw to the tele- phone but another person in the house dictated the statement which she said came from Mrs. Thaw her- self. By F. P. MERRICK, I. S. Staff CoiTCSpondent. PARIS, July 16.- -Hill No. 285, one of the dominant positions in the Vosges recently won by the army of rown Prince Frederick William las been recaptured by the French, .he war office announced today. For three days the opposing German and French forces have been engaged in a hand-to-hand battle for the height. It is understood that the French commander in the Argpnne had.been ordered by Gen. Joffre to retake the bill "at any cost." It formed the key to the French position in that region and while the Germans held it they menaced the western defenses of Verdun. The war.-office communique is- sued this afternoon also announces the repulse of. very heavy attacks by the Germans near Leintrey in the Vosges. The enemy made his as- saults in this region on a front of (Continued on Pafi'e DEATH FOLLOWS ON BILLOWS OF RAGING WATERS Conditions at City Park Are Satisfactory Engineer and Health Officer Submit Keport to Council at Session Today. City Engineer Milholland and City Health Oflicer Dr. Harper reported to council this morning on the sani- tary conditions found at the public park in Cunningham's woods, where a Free Methodist campmeeling is be- ing held, as a result of their inspec- tion yesterday. The sanitation has been tempor- arily taken care of in a satisfactory! manner, Dr. Harper reported, but he recommended that the city take some steps to have permanent toil- ets erected there. Council did not act on the recommendation. Power Gives Out and Barns Look Like Forts. PROVIDENCE, R. I., July The attempt of the Rhode Island Co. to resume service in the face of .the strike failed today. Five cars man- ned by inspectors and loyal employ- Drives Overland From Connecticut striped suit, was among the were started from the barns. Pout rivals, 'He was jaunty and 'hem got as far as Trinity Square and showed the effects o'f a very recent, when the power gave-out, but it was hair cut and shave. quickly readjusted. "Nothing at all to say he told reporters as he breezed his way through the crowd into the- court (Continued on Paffe PARTY HONORS FOURTH BIRTHDAY heavy police guard surround- Raiph Lowry, accompanied by his wife and daughter of Hartford, Con- necticut, are in this city today, vis- iting relatives. They made the trip overland, coming the greater part of the journey over the Lincoln high- way. Mr. Lowry was formerly on the editorial force of The News. tlCNIC HELD IN 1ST U. P. CHURCH Efforts To Prove Bad Faith Fail Austrian Government Intend- ed Ked Book for a Double Purpose. Narcotic Inspector Visiting Drug Stores Expresses the Unofficial Opinioi That the Druggists of This City Are Very Careful. Emil Koos of Oil City, govern- ment inspector under the Harrison narcotic law, arrived in .the city ast evening for the purpose of in- specting local drug stores and their' methods of handling habit forming drugs. After visiting a majority of I Indiana the local stores last evening and day, his expressed opinion is said to} be to the effect that the Harrison; law is being lived up to in a remark- able degree by the druggists of the city. It would appear that it is prac- tically impossible .for the local vic- jtims of the drug habit to secure the Two Thousand Isolated and 500 Rescued From Second Story Windows. LIMA, 0., July lives were lost in the flood here today. Mrs. William last night in aii.esplo- v sion when her houso wus inundated, died at the hospital and Arthur Jackson, a negro, drowned today while engaged in rescue work. Two thousand houses in the valley of the Ottawa river are isolated by water and several hundred of them are inun- dated and uninhabitable as a result of a Hood resulting from'-.'''' torrential rains, which descended upon this city all Residents of 500 homes have been removed from second story "v windows in boats by firemen and policemen, who worked all night and Were still taking imprisoned people from windows' (liis morning. The river is within one foot of the unprecedented reached in the great flood of 1913, and has risen 12 feet above normal. The crest is expected to be reached today. This morning the river was still rising at the rate of five inches an hour. The entire southern portion of the clty, where the Lima Locomotive works and the Erie railroad shops." the biggest industries in the city located, is cut off from the main sec- tion of tho town. There are ten thousand people in this flood bound shop district. The are unable to get to the shop to work, but no one can cross to the Disappointed Man Shoots Self drug they use in any of the local stores. It is likely that no drug- store of the city will be found liable under the penalties attached to the new law. Owing to the unfair weather the A happy company of children- as- sembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Snyder of Neshannock avenue, Thursday afternoon, to aid brating the fourth birthday ed the cars and car barns but there; Sunday school picnic ot the First U. was no disorder. Thousands of work-: P. church was held in the basement ers were hard put to find means of of the church last evening instead of reaching their places of work. lat Highland park as originally plan- Everything on wheels was pressed ned. A picnic supper was served at 6 into service to'take care of. the rush, o'clock and then a program of potato, Girls were taken to work in private peanut and foot races were held on automobiles. the sidewalk in front of the church All fences surrounding the com- Prizes were awarded the winners. A pany's property have been rebuilt1 good crowd was in attendance and the and strengthened. The big steel occasion enpojed by all. doors of the car barns were lowered' little daughter Katherine. A round of games were indulged in, the'hostess being assisted by Misses Thelma Wills, Victoria Moars and Frances Hockey. Later tempting re- freshments were served on the lawn, there being a large birthday cake with oandlcs while mlnature cakes with four tiny candles marked each place. Oout of town guests were Miss Hester! Cook of Pittsburg. Mary Lou and .lere Bauman of Youngstown, Mr. and Mrs. Clawson of Edgewood, and the children present were as follows: Robert Gordon, Robert Abrahams, Virginia Bauman, Mildred Campbell, Robert and Harry Bryan. Dorothy Patch, Virginia Rhodes, Ruth Stan- ley, Louise Roblson. Samuel Gibson.. Frances Jackamo, Amy Gibson andj Adelaide Baker. in for the ttrst time. Many. ATiPTnVlVrT VTPTTTW of their strange men were seen on guard. The -1 VJ-OJ--uyl car barns look like forts. SCHOOL KK WRECK ED. LONDON, July Pacific IS IMPROVING Clement Jarusky, who had his skull cable, schooner Stratheona has been fractured nn an accident a day or two wrecked off Suva, Fiji islands. Five ago, is improving nicely. He is at the men were lost. New Castle hospital. IN JORNER, WIDOW, AND W.H.WILKINS I Word has been received here of the marriage of Mrs. Ida Henry Fra- STEPS OFF CAR "orner, widow of the late "Cap- Horner of Winter avenue, and AND IS INJURED iMr. W. H. Wilkins of Oak street, and ______ who Is employed by the Eric Railroad I company. From accounts ot the Antonio Luigo of Rochester, Pa., nuptials reaching this city, the mar- Id recovering from severe Injuries riagc occurred oh Wednesday In Dc- recolved recently, when he iteppo.l Itrolt, Mich., whore the couple are off n. streot car at the Maltl.ind-j now .spending a short honeymoon. Lutton slop, while it was in motion, i Later Iho couplo will go to Lake Ho wan vlslllng a hrnlhor residing Kasstcstebogmog In the province of on MalUaud ttrtot am! lining iiiini'lo Ontario, Can., where Mrs. Wllklns to npanU ICngllRli and not. knotting baa a large estate, the nan-.o of the street, .it which ho! Some time, ago rumors of l.ho ap- wantad !ic (Itched from thu car preaching tnarrliigo wero widely clr- when U'.'caTpi'. tb tho plnco bo rccoe-iCiilo'ted in Now Castle, only to ho
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