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EVENING- LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1914.
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PAY QUITS RANKS
i DENOUNCES FLINN
Asserts Betrayal by Pitts-
burgh Boss, Whom He
Calls "Democratic Boss."
J Returns to Republican Fold
Richard h. Cjttny.
nf ritMmrqli, son
l.ltfl Rphrtlnr MnlMw.u Wfntilnl
Tjuaj-. nntl a Wellington pnrty lender
Bince the Inrpptlon of thn l'rorflvi
movement In 191?, In a stiiloninnt l,vU
1 Ailffht nnnomireit tlitit he Itml i-Pltu licit
"to the Mi-pulilUnn folil, nntl nrrnlgm'd
'."Wnilnm Kllim, of I'ltfilmrRh. for lietmy
inK' the I'rnci ccslvrn In cutler to become
'Stn'e Democratic Ijo."
.lip hail 1'cen nioVel to renonnre hlf
Hcslance to the Flltin Irmlrrslilp In the
IVnshlhBton pnrty nml reloln tlit- prirtv
In which hit father was ti lriuiPl-, he
yiAld. after lunrtiltiitloii with I'eiinsylvn
nlans who yencd as Hon.iovplt tU IcRitcs
M 1St2. oml also with 'man;- other I'm.
greqslves thruuRhoiit the State."
"We arnlgn anil condemn William
Fllnn and his traitor' us assoelateo for
"ilransllnK the Progressive party almost
,M Its birth, and hall Mr. Fllnn as the
riew boss of the Democratic party," he
J DEN'OFNTKS 1TSIO.V D13AI.
1 Mr. Quay made public a letter he wrote
Jto Colonel Hoisoiclt on September IT. In
ithat letter yuny told Hoesevelt of tin
jtecret politic at manipulations of Fllnn
jtlial led to the withdrawal of William
jDraper Lewis and the Democratic and
Washington paity fusion on Vnnre C.
JllcCormlck for Governor.
Mr. Quay also denounced the candidacy
Jof Glfford rinchot, Washington party
Jr.omlnee for United States genu tor. He
piad this to say of Plnchot's c.intlld.icy:
"The real Progressives of IVnns.xlvanla
jbelleve In Pentmylvanla-niade products.
jThey are not in favor of candidates Im
ported from tho Democracy, or New York,
Connecticut, the District of Columbia, or
jpny other Ptat-."
; Mr. Quay s.ild that It Is his opinion
land that of his follower that the !!
publico n ticket this fall will poll fotit
Iflfths of the votes that were cast for
Roosevelt In 1112. "Within the last few
tweeks, imI since the consummation of
Ithls Infamous deal with the Democracy
lot Harrlsliurc." he said, "the expression
Ifrom sincere Propres-lws In every county
in the State, one and all. Is that wo are
J'a pnrty betrayed.' "
! He said that his letter to folonel Kooo.
Jrelt best explained the position of htm
Jself anil his followers. The letter. In
J "From the very bcdnnlnK In this State,
Sand bv that I mean 1312. we Progres
sives In Pennsylvania have fought a
Howard's llcht. There are two men who
pro responsible for this one fllnn and the
father Van. (Hy "Van" he meant II. A.
JVan ValUenburs ) In 1312 you forced
ahem to make a square and honest fiKht
tfor a stralKht Prorslve electoral ticket.
Jrhey fousht a two-faced tlclit on every
thing else, aifalnst my protest and against
Jthe protest of every red-blooded Hoose-A-elt
man In the party.
"The light was made by Mr. Fllnn
Jwltli an absolutely selfish purpose In
vlcw. He thought more of securing a
state Treasurer and the power of the
Lvudltor General's olllce, which is an In
Jciclent thereof, than he dlil of Progres
. JJve prlncl)les. He Indorsed the nominees
;for Republican State Senate nnd House
Sn Pennsylvania because he believed by
.bo doing lie could place nimseir. in snnpe
rto deal thereafter for position within
the Republican party If the Progressive
FLINN'S "COWARDLY" ACT.
"In HarrUburg at the conference last
SJanuary It was Mr. Fllnn's Intention to
nominate Mr Creasy. th present Demo
crotlc nominee for Lieutenant Governor.
There was so much opposition to this
;that he was afraid to pull on the job. He
;then felt out the llnca a.i to his own
tnomlnatlon for Governor and found
fthere would be considerable opposition,
and then again played coward and,
;fearlng to place any one In nomination
Sat a full conference, adjourned and left
Uhe matter In the hands of a star cham
; ' It was charged when Mr. Lewis was
;put on that he would be withdrawn. Mr.
iFUnn, at every meeting wo have had In
!the last year, has harped on fusion, has
said over and over again that he did not
jknow but his next step would be the
Democratic party. You know that the
J were opposed to vour attacking the Wil
Sgon Administration, nnd did all they could
to persuade you not to do It In your
speech at Exposition Hall.
DISORGANIZRD AND AFRAID.
J "I bellve that this recent act of Mr.
sFllnn's has done more to disorganize and
jembarrass the Progressive (ause In the
3 nation than all the acts of our enemies
jput together since the Republican conven
tlon in 1912. We have no organisation in
Pennsylvania today, and our nominees
;are merely Flinn appointees.
! "To sum the matter up, the truth Is
J just this' Mr. Fllnn has made the Pro
gressive party In Pennsylvania 'a party
afraid of Itself.' afraid to stand on its
f own bottom, afraid of its own power,
afraid to do good within Itself"
i Reverting to the withdrawal of Doctor
I Lewis, Mr. Quay said, "Following the
J Philadelphia meeting, when Doctor Lewis
announced his withdrawal, I wired "Vdo
nel Roosevelt, telling him it was a cow
J ardly deal for which wo would not stand,
land I could not believe it met with his
J approval. I am sorry I have not his per
t mission to publish his answer."
A. Nevln Detrich, chairman of the
; Washington party State Committee, In
; a statement on th action of Quay, to.
I day said that Quay "never was a Pio
Igressiie." i "The thorn In Quay's flesh." said Det-
rich, "has been the publication of the
j Standard OH correspondence, whit h in
jvolves him as well as Penrose. The faet
Jthat the famous plum tree' letter has
also figured in the present campaign wor
J Ties Quay. It is amusing to hear him
Stalk of 'us Progressives.' He never was
j a Progressive. Ho has attended a num
Iber of Washington party conferences, but
he has always been a carper His homa
jBtrength in the Washington party was
S proved laBt spring at the primaries, when
Jhe was defeated for membership in the
; State Committee b a young man from
t Natrona, who was elected by stickers."
i medicIne habit bad
I Extensive Use of Drugs Dangerous,
; Says Report.
J WASHINGTON. Oct 16.-Amerlcans
Shave tha "patent medicine habit" and
tmany are victims of 'drug intoxications,"
j a warning bulletin Issued today by the
'United States Public Health Service de
clared. Estimating that $.VX).j0,0f is spent an
inually by Americans for medicines, the
service report -eelared that most of this
its for the unsupervised use of patent
medicines How many serious diseases
result from such unchecked use of drugs
i pointed out In the bulletin, which also
tstUfgastiMl that incrwaelng deaths from
f senility ot Americans biwen 40 and (0
year ol a-e niaj be the result of the
extensive "drug habit '
The amount of m'jnes expended aji
jmally for drugs and medicines in this
country la out of alt proportion to th-)
"real via of the people, ' th report
WANT HUTCHINSON TO QUIT
JERSEY RACE FOR CONGRESS
Many Republicans Snld to Be Out of
Sympathy With His Campaign.
TimVTON. Oct. IS. -Politicians were
busy iodnv wlih a report that the Re
publican leaders were not satisfied with
e--Spn.ttnr K. C. Hutchinson's candidacy
igalnst .T. Wlggans Thorn, the Progres
sive candidate for Congress In the 4th
The turning over of the former Sena
tor to the Progrcfsivo fold some time
npo is nld In have been title to the fail
ure of "Ross" C l'Mwnrd Murrnv to use
his Influence to hnve him renamed as
State tinad Commissioner. Later. Hutch
inson teturnrd to the tegular fold, but
slnre thnt tlhte there have been ninny
disgruntled Republicans among the rank
Hutchinson did not show up well In
the nrltuirlrn. while Thorn showed phe
iiome.ial strength. Now tunny Repub
licans are saMng Hutchinson should step
out. They are dissatisfied with tactics
employed In behnlf of Hutchinson, tho
uttneka on President Wllnn being espe
cially resented. A booklet lsued by the
Republican County Committee, chatglng
Hint the president's course In Mexico was
that of n "natloiml bully with nn utter
dl'retfnrd of htininn life, peace nnd or
der." has prookrd a storm of criticism.
Clinrlcs R t'pjohti, rhnlrmnn of the
Progressive County Committee, In a
statement Issued today, says thnt n sug
gestion made that Thorn withdraw Is an
nitmlt-slnn .f weakness on the pnrt of the
Republican" nnd shows that "the party
has outlived Its usefulness " He ndtls
Hint it would be n graceful step on the
p.itt of Hutchinson to get out of the race.
AND GIVES PLEDGE
Commodore Centre of Jubi
lant Demonstration When
He Promises to Support
Bacharach for Congress.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. Oct. Ifi.-Solld
business men, owners of hotels nnd apart
ment house nnd lenders of some of the
biggest bnnks nnd other enterprises In the
city, threw perfectly good hats on the floor
and walked on them In a near-frenzy of
entlmslnsm last night, when "Commo
dore" Louis Kuehnle, vindicated, ns he
holds, hv eMotHy's verdict In the Fed
eral Court nt Trenton, awaiding $03,712 13
to the lirm of Warren Brothers Company,
water-mnln contractors, against the mu
rilclp.illtv of Atlantic t'lty. celebrated Ills
return to his old estate. Happier than
any man has seen him since the palmy
days when his word wn law, Kuehnle
mnrched nearly 3v members of the Young
Men's Republican Lengtie, staunch hench
men, to the Morris Guards' Armory and
pledgeil them to support Isaac Rachaiach,
Republican nominee for Congress, whom
Kuehnle fought at the primaries last
Eight hundred men veiled "Commo
dore" as Kuehnle and Ills cohorts entered
the big nrmor.v where the Racharach r?t
Iflcatlon wns In progress, and then went
neailv wild with joy.
Kuehnle made a speech of two minutes,
which was long for him, and told all 'he
bojs to "get Into line" for the ticket. He
said he had never been able to reconcile
himself to the fact that the four Repub
lican counties, composing the Second
District, hnd sent a Democrat to Well
ington. Kmcrson L. Richards-, who was
Kuchnle's choice for the Republican nomi
nation, was made president of the new
club which is to tight for his successful
antagonist, and the crowd cheered itself
hoarse when Kuehnle nnd Racharach
Philippine Legislature Convenes
MANILA, P. I, Oct 18 Governor fien
eral Francis Rurton Harrison opened the
sessions of the Legislature today by de
claring that the present disturbed finan
cial situation required all persons to ob
serve rigid economy and urged that new
sources of tnxntion be found for the relief
of the (!n eminent
Victrola IV, $15
We have over 3oo various dance records and
every Victor dance outfit. We offer every pur
chasing advantage offered by any Victor dealer
anywhere and, in addition, we give Heppe Victor
Service, a distinctive advantage which can be appre
ciated most by a personal test,
Suggestions for Dance Outfits v'
etyle ot Machlnt.
Ask for booklet, "Three Modern Dances," with 293
illustrations of steps in One-Step, Hesitation and Tango.
C. J. HEPPE &
BIG CAMPAIGN TOLL
Slim Treasury Requires
tions" in Larger Amounts
Than Ever Before.
The Republican Organization managers
In city nnd State, according to affected
ofllceholders, are "squeezing out" the po
litical assessments more rigidly and in
larger amounts this year than ever be
fore. Heretofore It has been the prac
tice of the treasurer of the Organization
to accept "voluntary" contributions. This
year the amounts are llxed on a definite
basis and no less assessments will be
accepted, the ofllceholders report.
This extraordinary situation, where of
HceholdeiB are compelled to pay on tho
percentage basis, Is explained b the
Organization us caused by the urgent
nccesslt for money nnd the scarcity of
assessable men under the "machine."
Before President Wilson's administration
nnd before Mayor Ulankenburg ended the
system among the municipal place holders
the urbanization reaped a rich lcvj each
eai from the Federal, State and city of
ficeholders. Their mentis of toll Is now
confined to State nnd county otllceholdcrs.
As the result the Organization, forced
to luivo n big amount for tin Penrose
campaign, has made the usual "volun
tary contribution" a compulsory one.
One county ofllceholder, who has been
accustomed to contribute JIO each year to
the Republican City Committee, and the
same amount to tho Ward Committee,
nppenreil tho other day at the offices of
the Republican City Committee to "swell
the coffers." He laid down four J10
' No, that Is net enough," said the re
ceiver. "You receive J2000 a year, nnd your
asessment Is t(f. We cannot take less."
In cases where the ofllceholder pleads
sickness In his family, or offers nnothcr
excuse to lessen his burden he Is told
that he must pay the full assessment
now or Inter. A careful list Is kept of
the ofllceholders who do not measuro up
to the full assessment.
The percentage being followed by the
Republican City Committee Is;
One per cent, on $1000.
One and one-half per cent, on $1."00.
Two per cent, on $1S(K1.
Three per cent, on $2000.
Four per cent, on over $2000.
Per dlem men are expected to "con
tribute" one day's pay.
According to a dispatch from Harris
burir the State officeholders who fall to
send the full assessment rccelvo a recond
letter. In the shape of a bill, Informing
them that there Is still due the Republican
State Committee the difference between
the original contribution and the assess
ment. Republican leaders say that the coffers
are very empty this year. This Is ac
counted for by them by reason of the
manufacturers contributing to the Penn
sylvania Protective I'nlon. They also say
that the liquor men nre not aiding the
Organization financially, but propose to
spend their monev to elect legislators op
posed to local option.
Contention That Kuehnle Conviction
Was Illegal Technically Upheld.
TRENTON. Oct. IB. The contention of
Frank K Katzenbnch. Jr.. to the effect
that "Commodore" Kuehnle, of Atlantic
City, wns illegally convicted of the crime
foi which he served a sentence In the
State Prison was un Interesting topic of
I discussion here today in connection with
the action of a jury In the t'nlted States
I Court here yesterday In rendering a ver
dict of 5,7.11 i3 In favor of the Warren
i Brothers Company, of Philadelphia,
against the city of Atlantic city.
The verdict Is looked upon as n tech
nical corroboration of this contention
made by Mr. Katzcnbach through the
tiial. ns counsel for the Warren Brothers,
who sued for a balance claimed to be
them by Atlantic City for extra
work on a big water main.
IN CHESTER COUNTY
But No Union by Democrats and
Washington Party on Congress
WF.RT CItESTBH, Pa., Oct. 18.-ln an
effort to defent the Republican Legislative
ticket In Chester County, the Progressives
nnd Democrats of (he county have decided
to place a fusion ticket of Legislative
candidates In the field, of which two will
tie members of the Democratic party nnd
the other a Progressive. This mnvo has
been quietly talked over nt a number of
secret conferences held by tho lenders In
Chester nnd this place. In Consideration
of this combination the Washington pnrty
men were asked to withdraw Arthur H.
Tomllnson, as a candidate for tho con
gressional sent to oppose Congressman
Thomas S. Rutler, and name the Demo
cratic candidate. County Chairman Norils
B. Slack, In his place.
Hoth parties h"ld conferences at their
headquarters last evening, nnd tho Demo
crats demanded that their candidate for
Congress be accepted by the Progressives,
but it the headquarters of the latter this
was not accepted, hut nn agreement was
made to" fuse on the Legislative ticket,
the Washington men presenting the names
of Samuel Ruekwalter and the Democrats
those of Samuel P. Bosseit nnd J. Colli
In the final agreement fusion wns
reachtd upon the Leglslntlve ticket
named, but no fusion was effected ngnlnst
Congressmnn Butler. The papers will hfi
filed nt Hnrtlsburg today hy n committee
representing both parties.
Two Parties Will Begin Speech-making
WILMINGTON. Del., Oct. 16. The
speechmnklng cimpalgn of the vatlous
political parties opens In this city nct
Tuesday, and from that time until the
end of tho campaign It Is expected there
will be a steady flow of oratory In all
t arts of the State.
Both Democrats nnd Progressives will
meet In this city Tuesdny evening and It
Is probable the Republicans may also get
Into nctlon nt the same time. The Demo
crats have obtained the playhouse for
their meeting place. Thomas F. Bayard,
Chairman of the Democratic State Com
mittee, will open tho meeting nnd will
Introduce Senator Wlllard Saulsbury as
the presiding officer. Tho Senator will
make n brief speech, his first at a public
meeting In this campaign. Congressman
Franklin Brockson, candidate for re
election on the Democratic ticket, will
nlso speak. Speakers of the evening will
be Speaker Champ Clark nnd United
States Senator OUIe Jnmes.
The Progressives will hold two meet
ings tho same evening. J. Hall Ander
son, the Progressive candidato for Con
gress, will speak In Eden Hall, the gen
eral meeting place of the Progiesslves,
nnd George L. Records, a State Tax Com
missioner of New Jersey, will address an
open-air meeting nt Fifth nnd Mnrkel
The Republlcnns have not decTCcd on
the date for their opening meeting, but
a number of prominent Republicans will
be heard In Delaware before the cam
OF JERSEY VOTERS PLANNED
Legislature to Consider Bill in In
terest of Men Who Harely Move.
TRENTON, Oct. 16. One of the llrst
bills to be considered by the next Legis
lature Is a measure to provide for tho
permnnent registration ot voters who do
not move frequently from one residence
to nnothcr. It Is Intended particularly to
be an advantage to those residents who
live In one place nearly all their lives,
and will make it unnecessary for them to
register year after year.
The idea was originated by State Librar
ian John P. Dullard, and Senator Unrton
B. Hutchinson, of this county, Is con
sidering the plan with a view to Incor
porating It In a bill to be presented this
winter. It Is proposed to provide for a
permnnent registration of voters with
election boards which will sit practically
the year around In the court houses of
The plan contemplates personal regis
tration In the fullest sense. It would do
away with registration by canvassing In
tho country districts, but contemplates
visits to the plnces of registry In cities
the first year, and after that, unless a
man moves from one section to nnothcr
or is disqualified from voting, his voting
place will always bo open to him with
out the trouble of further resstratlon.
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with Time Privilege.
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BRUMBAUGH WILL .
URGE LOCAL OPTION
OH THE LEGISLATURE
Believes People Want to
Control Liquor Traffic and
Promises Zealous Work
for Passage of Bill.
, OIL CITY, Pa Oct. 16. "I will not sit
Idly by, If elected Governor, and wait for
tha Legislature to pass n local option
bill." said Dr. Martin O. Brumbaugh, Re
publican nominee for Governor, on his
arrival here at noon today. "I will do
nil In my power to force the Legislature
to pass a local option bill."
This statement caused the Republicans
of this community to think seriously, as
nearly all tho followers of tho Republi
can party here are "wets."
"I believe the people of Pennsylvania
wnnt local option," said Doctor Brum
baugh, "and If 1 am elected Governor I
believe that 1 will be ablo to persuade
oven a 'wet' Legislature, to pass a local
Doctor Brumbaugh was met here by a
crowd ol 100 and he wns escorted to tho
Arlington House. A reception was held
for the Republican nominee for Gover
nor, nnd ho wilt rest here until this
excnlng, when he will go to Franklin
for a large mass-meeting. This after
noon Doctor Brumbaugh met the local
school men, and after school hours made
an address to about 200 educators from
various parts of the county.
The Republican meeting at Franklin to
night will be held only a few blocks
away from tho Democratic gathering.
Speaking at New Castle last night. Doc
tor Drumbaugh also discussed local op
tion. There he said;
"If we are to keep our homes and our
schools and our churches as the dominant
central power, then It follows that in no
county In this State should Intoxicating
liquors bo sold without the consent of the
voters of that county.
"I havo declared In my primary plat
form nnd have spoken all over tho com
monwealth for a local option law In
Pennsylvania, but there are a few people
who seem to think that I have not made
myself clear on that question. I am al
most constrained to ask them: 'Shall I
spell It for you? Surely nfter a generation
spent In training others to speak the
English language, I should know how
to make my thoughts clear on nny Issue
"1 wnnt you to know that I Btand four
square on that proposition, with nil my
heart. I don't wnnt any voter or nny
mother or child to be taught an untruth
or to have a misrepresentation of myself
on a moral Issue presented to them In this
campaign. I xvlll not say a thing to get
a voro that 1 xvlll not do after the vote
Doctor Brumbaugh also renewed his
pledge that good roads must be bull:
under his administration nnd that any
man or group of men xvho stood In the
xvay of that realization would hax-e to go.
DENVER VOTING ON RECALL
City Commissioner Chnrged With In
activity in Office.
DENVER. Oct. 1G. The x-oters of
Denver todny aro deciding whether
Alexander Nlsbet, one of tho flx-e com
ml sloners who govern Denver, shall
continue as Commlslsoner of Public
Safety or shall be retired. A special
election ordered last month by tho City
Council !s being held. The principal can
didate against Nlsbet is Attorney W. C.
Danks, xvho xvas put up by tho petition
ers for Nlsbefs recall.
Nlsbet Is chnrged with having failed
to enforce tho laws forbidding gambling
nnd regulating saloons and to furnish
adequate police protection. The Council
originally set today for the election, and
then voted to change It to November
17. The petitioners went Into court,
however, nnd got nn Injunction prevent
ing the change, on the ground that it
Hesitation, Maxixe, One
Step, Tango, and other
dances and the Victrola
plays as long as any one
wants to dance.
There are Victors and
Victrolas in great variety of
styles from $10 to $200
at all Victor dealers.
Victor Talking Machine
Camden, N. J.
1U7-1U9 Chestnut Street,
6th and Thompson Streel
Vtrtrnla ratalocrs and terms.
Catalog of Pianola Pianos.
Catalog of New Pianos.
List ot Used Pianos.
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IN SOFT COAL DISTRICT
Asks Miners of Jefferson County to
Help Him Beat Penrose.
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa., Oct 16.-
Visiting- a county, Jefferson, which
Roosevelt carried for tho Progressives
by J500 In 1918, Glfford Pinchot, nominee
for United States Senator; Lex N.
Mitchell, a native of Punxsutawncy, who
Is one of the nomlness for Congressmnn-at-Lnrgc,
nnd a good-sized local recep
tion committee nre making an nutomobllo
tour of the county xvlth Stops half an
hour apart today.
This 'morning, before reaching Drock
wayvllle, whore the campaigners paused
for luncheon, they had visited seven
At Corsica, Mrs. Pinchot atong, the
nominee for Senator met sex'eral hundred
men on their way to work In the mines.
At one or two of the stops the candi
dates Invaded the mines, Pinchot and
Mitchell emerging with their hands and
clothes coated xvlth coal 'dust.
"I am Mr, Pinchot; help me beat Pen
rose," was Plnchot's Invariable greeting
as he shook hands. Mrs. Pinchot or
one of the others followed up by handing
out .the Pinchot booklet. Ucfore noon
Pinchot had met and shook hands xvlth
13K) to 1500 coal miners and expected to
meet as many or more In the afternoon,
before coming to Punxsutawncy for to
Congressman J. M. Langhnm's oppo
nent on the Washington Party ticket In
the 27th District. Charles Wolfe, of Apollo,
accompanying he campaigners, xx'as
well received, and his friends predict he
will give Langham, who last time hnd
the Bull Moose Indorsement, a warm
There were no set speeches by the can
PANAMA CANAL TRAFFIC
HALTED FOR WEEK BY SLIDE
Goothals Reports Channel Blocked
for a Thousand Feet.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16.-Traffle In the
newly opened Panama Canal will be
suspended for nt least one xxeek by
reason of tho slide In Culcbra. Cut, This
announcement was made by tho Isthmian
Canal Commission today. Official con
firmation of press dispatches announcing
tho slide wero rccclx'cd early today from
Colonel Goethals, but the engineers ex
pressed tholr conviction that no further
slides would occur.
The dispatch from Colonel Gocthals
"There xx-as a break In the cast bank
of the canal north of Gold Hill about
6 o'clock last evening, The channel xvas
blocked for about 1000 fecf, but there are
no further movements. It Is expected
to have the chnnncl open In nbout one
SHIPPERS FEAR LOSSES
Prolonged Delay at Panama Will Up
set Sailing Schedules.
NEW YORK, Oct. 16. Shippers nnd
bteamshlp agents of this city, In call
ing attention to the recent landslide In
the Panamn Canal, expressed the opin
ion today that If the accident tits up
navigation longer than a few days It
will cause American steamship Inter
ests an Immense nmount of inconxvj
nlence and monetary loss. It xx-as point
ed out that schedules for sailing"? liax'e
Just been completed from Noxv Vork,
Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and
other ports on the Atlantic seaboard.
The constant Increase In the trnfllc
through the xx-atcrwny calls for exact
Vessels already under way will bo de
layed nt each entrance of the canal un
til tho slide has been cleared xx-ay and
the congestion of shipping reduced.
BREACH OF PROMISE SUIT
Attorney Faces Girl's Charge That
He Palled to Marry Her.
NEW YORK. Oct. 16. Walter L. Cahlll,
an attorney, son of John II. Cahlll, gen
eral counsel for the New York Tele
phone Company, Is a defendant today In
a breach of promise suit brought by Miss
Dorothy James for $50,000. She alleges
that the young man promised last month
to wed her, but haft failed to keep his
agreement. She recites that prepara
tions had been made for the ceremony,
but when the time came to carry out
the arrangements the supposed bride
groom could not be found. Miss James
is 21 years old. She met Cahlll last
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BEFORE HE BE(
Democratic Candidate De
clares. His Party's Success
in November Is Assured,
Defies Dr. Brumbaugh.
CORRY, Pa., Oct. 16. Vance C. Mc.
Cormlck, Washlngton-Dcmcratlc nominee
fur Governor, In the Library Theatre her
nt noon, declared Democratic success In
November Is assured. "Penrose xvai
beaten before ho began," he declared,
"nnd nothing can stop us,"
McCormlck reviewed tho State Capitol
graft, and, attacking "Blgcloxvlsm" In
the administration of the State Highway
"Newspaper nccounta credit Doctor
Uiumbaugh xvlth declaring ho will see, If
elected Governor, that the State roads
xvlll be built and supervised by men skill
ed In road building and not by politicians.
They nro administered noxv by a Repub
lican Hlghxvnys Commissioner, named by
a Republican Gox-ernor, nnd the xvould.bt
Republican successor of that Republican
Governor Is apologizing for his party. Th
'State Hlghxvnys Department, from the
Commissioner doxx'it to tho poorest pnld
rond Inboicr, Is working now for the elec
tion of Uiumbaugh. Do you Imagine they
tire doing this xvlth any notion that
Brumbaugh. If elected, will discharge
"Brumbaugh xx-otild continue Commis
sioner Blgcloxv" In charge of the State
highways or he xvould make McAfee his
successor, nnd we defy him to say that
he would not."
Lewis arranged tho Republican organi
zation for Its record In the last Legla
lature. Tonight, xvlth McCormlck and Lexvls ai
tho headllners. Democrats and Progres
slvcs xvlll Join In holding a mass-meeting,
to be preceded by n parade, In
Mr. Palmer sounded a note of assurance
to Independent Republicans xvho have
tired of the Penroso domination and he
assured them that they had nothing to
foar In supporting the Democratic party
in their effort to defeat Penrose.
Arriving hero from Bradford, xvhere he
spoke last night, Mr. Palmer this morn
ing began the tour of Warren, Venango
and Forest counties. Vance C. McCor
mlck, tho Democratic and Washington
party nominee for Gox'ernor, left the
Palmer pnrty last night at Bradford.
Today with William Draper Lexvls, who
withdrew from the Washington party
ticket In his favor, ho xvlll tour Venango,
Warren and Craxvford counties.
U. S. ORDNANCE EXPERTS
DOUBT BIG GUN STORIES
Impossible for Germans to Use Olant
Weapons on Ships.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 16.
"It can't be done," xx-as the unanimous
opinion among ordnance experts of the
nrmy and navy today, with respect to
tho report that Germany has manufact
ured a number of 16-inch guns with a
range of 28 miles for use on ships.
"Slxtccn-lnch guns can't shoot that
far," said one of the army ordnance
officers, "In the second place they
couldn't be mounted on ships for tho
reason that they xvould tear the x'essel to
pieces xvlth their concussion and recoil.
The same reason xvould prex'ent their
being mox'ed from place to place for
use as siege guns. We havo txvo guns of
this size, one nt Montauk Point and tho
other guarding the Panama Canal, but
they are mounted on solid concrete foun
dations and even then their firing Jars
the xvholc fort. We knoxv that the Ger
mans have a few of these guns In fact
xve know exactly hoxv many they have
but they all are being used for coast
Miner Killed by Pall of Hock
HUNTINGDON, Pa., Oct. 16. Edward
Craxxford, 25 years old, Is dead, and
Martin Brennen, 30 years old, will die
as the result of a fall of rock in the Rid
dlesburg Company mines at Deflanco this