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   Warren Morning Mirror (Newspaper) - September 5, 1927, Warren, Pennsylvania                               f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHES WANT ADS PAY NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION REFLECTING THE BEST IN WARREN FORTY-THIRD YEAR. MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1927. PRICE THREE CENTS. WANT ADS PAY COUNTY EXPO OPENS TODAY CRAZED FATHER KILLS SEVEN OF HIS RELATIVES SIX TRANS-ATLANTIC FLIGHTS ARE NOW IN WAY 0' COMPLETION Three Daughters and Three Granddaughters Meet Death Two Neighbors and Policeman In Attempt to Kill Self With Gun Sept. persons were killed and five others wounded here because one a laborer was out of employment. Two of the wound- ed are reported near death. Late last Tony DeCapua worried because he had no shot down and killed his three daughters and three grand children while in a depress- ed mood. He said he intended to end his own life. He is alive how- because his gun it came time to turn it on himself. Bodies of the seven persons were found in different rooms of the De- Capua home where the crazed man had chased them and shot them. Three infants were killed in their beds. De shot down by police who called by a neighbor the shots were fired said at a hospital he had quarreled with his wife over financial matters and because of unemployment decided to get rid of them all. His voice choked with De Capua then described how he killed each one. The dead were Mrs. Mary De his three daughters Elizabeth Annie Gladys 4 months attd three grandchildren Mary Junior 14 months and two months. After the shooting within the house De Capua went out side. He was standing on the curbing of the street when police arrived and im- mediately opened fire on the offic- Patrolman Leo fell shot through the thigh. In the fight between De Capua and the officers which followed De Capua was wounded and captured by Gladis De his daughter-in-law and Ferdinand Goodwinski and J. B. Giegor- daa neighbors were wounded. At the hospital today physicians said the daughter in law and neigh bor were in a very serious condi- tion. Three children of the two famil- ies escaped death's gunfire. They were found standing beside the other bodies In the house. FOURTEEN MEN TO CONTEST CHAMPIONSHIP Sept. Fourteen drivers will start in the 200 mile championship race at the Altoona speedway tomorrow. A field of 20 pilots have passed the quali- fication test for the 50 mile semi- professional most of them from the Pittsburgh district. The line up for the main event includes Cliff Frank Pete De Leon Harry Tony Dave Russell Bob Earl Al Dr. Babe and Fred Becklider. Speed Bill Ivan Eddie Martin Mike Ernest Mistle- Henry Louis Joe Louis Karl Fred Tony C. Gordy Condon. Bernard Frank W. T. and Frank Hollman. will compete in the 50 mile semi-profes- sional event carrying with it a purse of Norma Amer- of 1926 will present the trophy cup to the winner of the champion- ship classic. CHICAGO MOVIE STRIKE SETTLED Sept. the movie lockout and strike sett- led by the ticket ven- ders at Chicago's 350 movie theat- res closed since last Monday be- cause of the clicked merr- ly again today for thousands of patrons. Virtually every theatre in the city was filled to capacity. Under erms of the agreement reached at he office of Mayor William H. the stage lands will receive an increase in irages of between 7 and 8 percent representing three fourths of what .hey demanded. Weather Indications i Fair moderate temperature Tuesday increasing cloudi- ness and slightly warmer. One of' Detroit' i 'Round the Only MANY MEET DEATH' rue without Mishap IN AUTO CRASHES OVER WEEK END Two Dead at Six Killed In Pittsburgh Dis- trict and Four Meet Death At 0. VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR IS KILLED WHILE HUNTING SON ARRESTED FOR THE MURDER OF HIS AGED MOTHER Sept. Mrs. Grover this and her 2 year-old son Richard are dead and her and ten- year old daughter are in the Easton hospital as the result of an accid-ent on the Phillipsburgh-Wash ington highway N. last night. The Tillman family had been out for a ride in a motorcycle and side car and were on their way home. Tillman was about to pass an auto- mobile going in the same direction when he noticed a car bearing down upon him from the opposite direc- tion. He believes that his motor- cycle was struck by a of the car he was trying to upsett- ing the lighter vehicle and spilling the four occupants to the roadway directly in the path of the car com- ing the other way. Mrs. Tillman was instantly killed and the baby died today. Siv Dead at Pittsburgh Sept. Automobile mishaps took a toll of 6 lives in the Pittsburgh district over the week end. Michael two of his and Walter Zuerensky all of were killed when their automobile was struck by a Pennsylvania- passenger train near Meadowlands. A third child of the Kolander family was seriously in- jured. C. Foster met death when his automobile col- lided head on with a machine driv- en by Oscar al- ong tlie Butler-Newcastle near Portersville. his wife and two other occupants of car were taken to the Newcastle hospital with cuts and bruises. Mc- Cune was driving alone. Mrs. A. F. daughter of a Pittsburgh policeman was fatally injured when the driven by her Sergeant Joseph Pearson went over an embankment near Vt. Pearson and three other members of the family escap- ed injury. Six persons were injured in three other motor accidents. Two of the drivers were arrested. Four Killed at eeiiia Sept. Four persons were killed and an- other seriously injured when their automobile was struck by the crack All American flyer of the Pennsylvania railroad at a crossipg near here today. The dead are Mrs. Margaret Hol- ler. Frank J. and his sisters Mrs. Anna Newton and Miss Margaret Snyder. Adolph husband of Mrs. Margaret was seriously in- jured. The party was returning from church when struck by the train. SEARCHING FOR ST. RAPHAEL CONTINUES ST. N. Sept. as well as governmental agencies in New Foundland joined today in a search of the bleak Lab- rador coast for the missing English plane St. Raphael which took off from England last Wed- nesday morning in an attempted non-stop flight to Ont. Several business firms here with branches in Labrador notified their agents to make inquiries along the coast as to whether a plane was sighted or heard in the region. Be- cause of the imperfect communica- tions it was not expected that re- plies would be received here be- fore tomorrow or Tuesday. In the meantime the government through its coastal and its oc- cupants Princess Lowenstein-Wer- Captain Leslie and Lieutenant Colonel F. F. navigator. The more northerly of the wire- less stations where the population is very scattered and isolated and superintendent Collins of the Gov- ernment wireless service said to- day that a week might elapse be- fore any news was heard of the fliers if they were forced down on that part of the coast. COMMITTED SUICIDK Sept. Colonel Char- les commanding the fourth regiment of United States Marines now on duty committed sui- cide this morning. Poor health believed to have benn the motive. On Way to Europe and Three Are Bound For United All Have Many Difficulties Adverse weather continued to hold fliers engaged in trans-Atlan- tic hops on the ground yesterday. The new York to Rome plane was detained at Old Orchard. Maine by failure of its gasoline to arrive in time and the refusal of the flight William Randolph Hearst to sanc- tion the take off until he had as- surance of government appro- val of the plane and equipment. At Washburn. fog along their projected course to Harbor held the London to London Sir John Carling in the field where it was forced down Thursday night. The Royal Windsor bound from to Windsor. Eng- was stuck in the mud at the airport and await- ed favorable weather'. Its pilots an- nounced they would try to wriggle out of the mud today and fly to Old where conditions were considered more favorable for a take off. Captain barred by ad- verse winds from continuing to the was at Spain. Latest advices from Le where the French air adventurers wait were that there would be no flying from that airport until Mon- day. Unfavorable weather held Char- les A. Levlne at England where he said that his flight to America would .be undertaken as soon as adverse winds showed im- provement. Continuing its globe circling flight the Pride of Detroit arrived at British from Bun der Abbas. Again Take to Air British Sept. S. Brock and Edward F. Schlee in the monoplane of left for Allaha- 923 miles from Karachi at 6 o'clock this morning in continua- tion of their round the world flight Details of of At o'clock this morning. The Pride of Detroit made a per- fect landing on the airdrome of the Royal air force. After circling the airdrome once the plane gradually descended a smoke which been placed on the air drome as a guide for the aviators. Brock and Schlee were greeted by the American consul and several Americans who reside at Karachi. They were surrounded immediat- ely by several hundred persons in- cluding men of the royal air force and civilians all eager to get a close-up view of the round the world fliers and their machine. Brock and Schlee emerged from their plane looking Quite fresh though dusty and unshaven. They were taken by automobile to the officers mess a few minutes after their arrival. Their they will re- main overnight. They expect to hop off at dawn tomorrow for Alla- habad. Speaking of their experience on this last stage of their Brock and Schlee said that during their flight over the Persian gulf the weather on the whole was extrem- ely good. When they got over land they found the heat near the ground terrific. They encountered only one slight dust storm and that caused them no inconvenience. Leaving Bunder this morning they faced strong head winds for a short time. the weather as perfect until they were approaching Karachi when they ran into heavy low-lying clouds and rain. Today's flight was uneventful un- til shortly before landing at Kara- when one of the gasoline tanks began to leak. The repairs to this will be completed they ex- pected. Bi-ock and Schlee expressed tr.cir intention of pressing forward as quickly as possible as they are eag- er to make up the day and a half they lost at Constantinople waiting for the official Turkish government permission for them to continue their flight. OLD Sept. 4. Fokker Monoplane which arrived here last night from New York failed to hop off today on its attempted non-stop flight to Rome because of the late arrival of the truck bringing its gasoline supply from Roosevelt field. Another element in the de- lay was the refusal of William Randolph the who is sponsoring the to sanction a take off until he had as- surance of government ap- proval of the plane and on page Lemuel F. Wolf of Kellettville Found Dead' With Bullet Wound Through Body. County Officials Believe He Was Killed by Careless Hunter Who Ran i Authorities of Forest county are endeavoring to locate the party who fired the shot which Lemuel F. Wolf of who was found dead Saturday afternoon with a bullet wound through his evidently from a high powered rifle. Mr. Wolf in company with his nephew Joseph Wolf and the lat- ter's two all residents of Kel- lettville started out early in the the older man to hunt woodchucks while the others were to pick blackberries. They went to Bucks two miles above Kel- lettville on the Tionesta where they separated. After picking berries for some about o'clock the boys started back and called for their uncle who was to meet them at a stated spot. Not finding him there they went home. He had not re- turned to his home and a further search was Richard aged 9 finding the body in a clump of bushes with his own a 30- 30 Savage underneath him. The little boy thinking the old man was called to him but getting no response ran for the others. When the body was turned the jagged wound was dis- the bullet having entered the right shoulder in front and passed coming out near the middle of the back. The which Mr. Wolf had had not been accord- ing to Joseph a loaded shell being in the which proved that he had not met his death by accident but that he had been the victim of a bullet fired by another. It is thought that he might have been mistaken for a woodchuck and that the seeing what he had ran. Late reports from Forest county Unit Sheriff Mong and Game Warden H. F. Wilson are conduct- ing n thorough it beina said that a party who was in the A icinity will be questioned to- dav In the death of Lemuel F. one of the oldest residents of Forest County was claimed. He Avas born in Armstrong March 1840 and served as a member of Co. C 169 Pennsylvania Volunteers with honor. His wife Febru- ary 1926. Surviving are a Mrs. Harry Lawton of Pa. and a Tremer Wolf of Pa. The funeral will be held at the Town Line Tuesday afternoon at o'clock. Rev. Fred Collins of Mayburg to of- ficiate. Sm-viving Veteran Dies In the death of Walter R. Smail of Trunkeyville Saturday afternoon at p. m. the last member of the Eli Berlin Post G. A. R. was called to the Great Mr. Small and Lemuel who was killed a short time previous to Mr. Smail's death being all who were left of the once flourishing post. Walter R. Small was born at Nov. 1892. He served in the Civil War as a mem- ber of 103rd. Pennsylvania Volunteers taking active part in many battles. From the time of the death of his 1907 he alone at until this when after being robbed a con- siderable sum by burglars who en- tered his he moved to East and made his home with Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Barnett. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon from the Bar- nett home with interment in the East Hickory cemetery. C. D. ONE 2 CONVICTS MAKE OF WARREN'S BEST SUCCESSFUL ESCAPE KNOWN MEN DEAD FROM STATE PRISON End Came Saturday After- noon After a Long Illness be Greatly Missed by All Citizens Mr. Charles D. for years a resident of passed away at his home on East street. late Saturday after a protracted illness. He was born at I N. Dec. 1855. He I was educated in Canada and afier years with the Standard Oil Com- took up his residence in this city. He served two terms as Register and Recorded of Warren after which he became interested iu diversified industries in this the last few years of his life i being devoted to a general insur- ance business. He was one of the best known and most popular citi- zens of the county and many com- munity and fraternal organizations will miss him greatly. He is survived by his Martha two -Mih. George M. of Pittsburg and Mrs. Charles M. of one of a brother. Harry F. of To- two Craig and Charles Gadsby and one grand- Shirley Crandall. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Warren. Mr. Crandall was a life member of the B. P. O. an honorary member of Troop 8 of the Boy Scouts of America and for the past 32 years an adopted member of the Seneca Nation of Indians. He was a charter member of the Conewango Fishing Warren Shakespeare Club and the Warren 'Outing Club. His friends were unnumbered ana ranged from the highest to the lowest. The funeral .services will be hold from the late Tuesday after- noon at TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS Francis H. Cogswell. Paul Brubaker. Stanley Korb. Jean Sleeman. Theodore Anderson. TOMORROW'S BIRTHDAYS Mrs. John Cameron. Robert Truslor. Eleanor Flohr. Lila M. Teresa Fagley. Were Trusties and Hit Guard Over Head With Crushing His Head One Was Serving Life Sen- tence For Murder and Other Ten to Twenty Years For Robbery Sept. convicts knocked a guard off the wall at the eastern state prison here shortly before midnight after beating him over the head with a piece of lead slid down an improvised rope and escaped. The Floyd Rey- suffered a fractured skull and a broken leg in the 30 foot fall from the wall. His condition was reported as critical. After gaining their the prisoners. William and William P. attempted to steal an automobile but were fright ened by pedestrians and escaped on foot. The men were trusties and had gone to the wall to repair a break in an electric v.-ire. Whr-n the guard turned back for an instant they struck him down with their pushed him ovf-r the side of the wall and slid down a rope they had mado from tird together with tape obtained from the carpet making .shop in the pris- on. Reynolds photsun exploded when it hit the giving to the report that he had been shot. The shot raised the alarm and guards from alV rorners of the peni tentiary hurried to the- Police summoned and bandit automobiles were- pent searr-h of the fleeing convicts. Vishie was serving a life nt- pnce for and Lynr-ti had served two years of a ten to twf-n- ty year term. WILL RENEW HIS FLIGHT TO TODAY Sr.pt. F. T. Courtney. British aviator who was forced by head- winds to turn from his Plymouth to Azores course Saturday and land off the Galacian coast neat this pia.ns to renew his flight early to- weather he. will hop to the and after a slop take off for New Pounclland on the way to Now York. Harry Twenty-Two Year-Old Youth Taken Into Custody at Seattle Apprehended When He Sold Auto With Which He Made Escape From Home City of 111. Sept. 4. for Harry 22 year-old youth who is held here on a charge of murdering his aged mother anounc ed tonight that they would await word from Hill's lawyer in Streator before deciding whether to resist extradition. The attorneys previously had said they would fight attempts to return the suspected matricide to Illinois. it was understood ex- pressed a willingness to waive ex- tradition. Maintains Innocence Sept. 4. maintaining his inno- cence. Harry 22-year-old Illinois youth arrested here last night and held on a charge of murdering his aged mo- announced late today that he will resist extradition. Eight hours continuous grilling failed to shake the fugitive's asser- tions that he is guiltless in the death of his 69 year old Mrs. Eliza whose body was found buried in the basement of her Streator home. Attorneys for the suspected declared they would employ every legal means against expected attempts to return him to Illinois for trial. The sale of an automobile in which Hill drove from Streator to Seattle led to his arrest. The which bore a Minnesota license was sold here Friday to a garage firm. When the sale was reported to the detectives recognized the engine number as that of a mach- ine in which Hill was reported to have left Streator. In Hill's room the detectives found automobile license plates bearing Illinois Number 102-854. Hill was apprehended when he ap- peared about midnight last night and told he was wanted for mur- der. Seeming the man readily admitted that he was being but denied that he murdered his mother. The suspect said hf was in Streator after his mother's body was found August but he de- clared he left the town when he read in the newspapers that a cor- oner's jury had recommended he be arrested on charges of murder. look bad for I he calmly told his ques- tioners I am innocent of this Hill related that he was employ- ed as a traveling salesman and that it was his custom to spend his week ends at his mother's home in Streator. The last time he saw his who was the divorced wife of Dr. H. C. Hill wealthy Sereator was August the sus- pect said. On that day he left her home in Streator for Chicago. Returning to Streator on August the date fixed by police as the approximate time of the murder Hill did not find his mother at home he said. The youth denied the assertion of police that on August he told Mrs. Hill's banker and lawjer that mother had just stepped Hill asserted he told them that she had gone to Chicago. He said he pre- sumed she had gone there. Hill admitted he forged his mother's name to checks. The detectives called Hill's atten- tion to a statement of Peter gardner at his mother's that the youth the to tamp down some fresh dirt in the basement of the house August 15. had left a note asking me to have thf basement the suspect replied. isn't true that I asked Bush to tamp down any dirt. I went down in the cellar with him and lie cUan'-d The jouth again went to .Streator on the week end beginning August 20 and left August 22 for he fcaid. Hf- fciaj'-d that at the home of a William Brydge.--. The afternoon he read in the newspapers of the discovery of his mother's body. Hill then drove back to he intending to see his his fiance Mips Alice Sawyer and a lawyer. In Streator he read a news- paper account of the coroner's jury findlng and left town without see- ing any of the three persons. He drove to the Pacific coast. Hill said his mother had objected to his engagement to marry Miss Sawyer. There was some conten- between his mother's will and his engagement to Miss but he declined to reveal its nature. you sorry your mother Is the suspect was asked. I am sorry p'ne'p hf replied FAIR PROMISES 7O BE GREATEST IN HISTORY OF TOWN PRES. OF A. F. OF L CONGRATULATES MEMBERS OF ORDER Urges That In Coming Polit- cal Campaigns they Vote For Favorable Candidates Unprecedented Rush For Concessions Commenced Many Ready Large American Legion Din- ing Hall Is Mecca For Midway Largest Ever Placed Here Says There Has Been Amaz- ing Change in Attitude of Employers and Financial Institutions WASHINGTON. Sept. f.Pt In a labor day message to American workmen President Green of the American Federation of Labor to- day congratulated them on accom- plishments of the last and urg ed that in coming political cam- paigns their votes be cast for can- didates who favor the labor pause. Silrmar statements were forth- coming from Matthew Woll. vice president of the organization and Frank secretary. Woll warned against revolutionary phras es and violent demonstrations and asked that American Labor study national forms of government with their division and delegation of po- litical power in order that its vote may be wisely cast. Morrison cal- led for and organiza- tion as the only effective by which labor may achieve its ends. Viewing the labor movement as increasing in member- ship and in strength of President Green urged continuation of the campaign of the organization He deplored certain decisions of the courts in labor cases during the past year mentioning in particular the Supreme Courts disposal of the stone cutters and decisions against the milkmen of Boston and the btieet car men in Indianapolis. Mr. Green said he observed a chance in the atti- tude of as well as of financial and commercial toward recognition of Labor's con- that high wages make for prosperity. and he be heard demands that the wages of all workers shall be reduced. Only those who fail to comprehend the true basis of our nation's prosperity can favor or urge such a proposal. It is the duty of the organized -naae earn- ers of America to oppose with ut- most any attempt to impose a general reduction in wages. MONTGOMERY CO. JAIL DELIVERY Sept. 4 Thompson who was serving a 4 year term for a rob- bery at Pittstown escaped from the Montgomery County jail today and j eluded his pursuers by ordering a taxicab driivr to take him to Phil- adelphia. Two other pnsoneis who atemptPd to accompany him were captured on the roor or the prison. These James Walsn and John both of Philadelphia were awaiting trial for breaking and terinfr. ct-lis of the three men had been opened from the outside i and a knotted ropn ladder had been placed from thf- roof to a balcony j below. It was down this that Thompson made his way to the street. A moment later he was speeding toward Philadelphia in a taxicab. In that rity he at' the Wpit Philadelphia station of the railroad paid the j driver SS fare and a dollar tip and disappeared. Warren County's thirteenth an- nual Fair opens this morning with every prospect pointing to the larg- est attendance in the history of lo- cal fairs. Secretary E. M. busy in his temporary office at the fair grounds said he had never seen such an inrush of concessions. All day Saturday and much of yester- day President R. N. Jones was hard at work helping the concessionaires to locate and stake out their the certain pieces ana parcels of ground alloted to each for the purposes of exhibiting their or what-have-you at the Great Warren County Fair. The clerks in the secretary's of- fice worked overtime entering long list of live farm pro- manufactured home-made popcorn and pink the ten thousand and one articles that go to the making of a big County Fair. As early as Saturday afternoon the fair grounds looked as If the fair were already in progress with dozens of tents already the booths decorated and displaying their exhibits. Chicken Dinner Charley was already on the Job and the festive hot dogs were sending forth their holiday-like aroma from more than one stand. All day Sat- urday and well into the evening ths concessionaires kept on most of them rolling in In large covered trucks or vans. A casual visitor peeping in at the gate might well have supposed the fair was al- ready in progress. supposed to be the day of the fair grounds was a. im e of acthity all day. Cattle ex- hibits were arriving all huge bulls rearing their heads from slatted dairy cattle of various sheep and pigs the truck load. The large Ameri- can Legion Tent above WMcti bed and swayed the captive balloon served a special Sunday dinner to a throng of hungry cus- tomers. The members of the girls no less than thirty-five in number in are taking their meas at the Legion Tent and are going to prove a great drawing as everyone oves a particularly if she is a. pretty girl. The when it gets Into full swing this afternoon will cer- tainly be the largest so far at a Warren County Fair and there will be enough variety in the amuse- ments to please everybody from grandfather down to the baby. The Boy Scout booth is certainly one of the prettiest at the decked out in green pine boughs. It will be a good place to get information at the you want to know where to find anything ask a Boy he can tell you. Warren merchants and business firms have done selves proud in the elaborate outfit- tin s of their exhibits. Notable among these is the big exhibit Of the Penn Public Service Corporat- ion which is a. remarkable illustra- tion of the many uses of electrical power. The Frigidaire exhibit is an elaborate and interesting one. There are many other fine displays. Taking it all around it's certainly a great show. The fair has had much wider newspaper publicity this year than on page large them- DEFENDS RIGHT OF UNION TO CONTEST Who Is Can You Name Warren Man Described on page Pa.. right of the United Mine to foal operators to place the mines in the PittfburKh district on a union defended tonisit in an addr'-ss by Thomas G. Rob- ertson pipsident of the Penn- sylvania Federation of Labor from the pulpit of the Simthfieid street i Methodist Episcopal church. The' address was the first of a series of Sunday sermons by laymen. Methodist Episcopal church stands squarely for the right of workers to bargain and that is what the United Mine Workers of America stands said Robertson. the coal oper ators are doing their utmost to de- stroy the The Rev. Clyde L. pastor of the lat- er read a paragraph from church laws to confirm tne labor leaders' declaration of the Methodist church's attitude on the labor ques- tion. Picture a man of many accomp- including good business management although not Warren is known by more people than any other resident of the borough. The gentleman referred to was born where four per cent is now permitted and together with his good fortune in iife has been allot- ted his and maybe a little better of misfortune. The to bed does not fuse with his business and he can be seen at his work nearly any time after noon. His business is to make people forget the som- ber side of life and in the many years he has been in Warren he has sure succeeded. He is a sometimes flashy a lover aud artist of music and a general all round good fel- low. Saturday's hero was High Sheriff George Urosch.   

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