The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, August 19, 1914, Image 1
THE FOREST REPUBLICAN. Published every Wednesday by J. E. WENK. Offioe in Smearbaugh & Wenk Building, BLM BTBBKT, TIONESTA., PA. Terns, $1.00 A Year, Strictly la A4vue. Entered hi seoond-olass matter at the post-office at Tlonesla. No subscription received for a shorter period than three months. Correspondence solicited, but no notloe will be taken of anonymous communica tions. Always give your name. Oue Square, one mm, . One Square, one Inch, one mouLu Forest Republ One Square, one lnoh, S months.... 6 00 One Square, one Inch, one year .... 10 1 0 Two Squares, one year.................. 16 00 Quarter Column, one year SO 00 Half Column, one year .. 60 00 One Column, one year 100 00 Legal advertisements ten cents per lint each Insertion. We do fine Job Printing of every de scription at reasonable rates, but it's cash on delivery. VOL. XLVII. NO. 20. TIONESTA, PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 19U. $1.00 PER ANNUM. ICAN. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION SUBMIT TED TO THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH FOR THEIR AP PROVAL OR REJECTION, 1IY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYL VANIA, AND PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OV THE COMMONWEALTH, IN PURSUANCE OK ARTICLE XVIII OP THE CON STITUTION. Number One. A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to section, one, article eight of the Constitu tion of Pennsylvania. Be It resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Com monwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, That the following amendment to the Constitution of Pennsylvania be, and the same is hereby, proposed, in acordince wltl. the eighteenth. artll54hereftf : That section one' of article eight, which reads as follows: "Section 1. Every. malB' citizen HUH . ' t J. aXW' V" I '-l.il I twenty-one yeara'.of n;;e, auRfM'u&V urn luuuwiiig qunnncmioiiiv snntK.o. entitled to vote at all elections, hu Ject, however, to such laws requiring and regelating the registration of electors as the General Assejpbly may, enact: "First. He shall havg been a citizen of tlie.nUuUed States' at least one month. " rm-vr., "Second. He shall have resided In the State one year (or, having pre viously been a qualified elector o'r native-born citizen of the Staje, he shall have.reC'Jhwrfroiirsind re turned, theftjsii .months)'' Immediately preceding the election. "Third. He shall have resided ''tn the election district where he shall offer to vote at least two months Im mediately preceding the election. "Fourth. If twenty-two years of age and upwards, he hall have,, , ssld within two, yearr a State, or county tax, which shall have been assessed at least two months and paid at least one month before the election," be amended so that the same shall read as follows: Section 1. Every citizen, male or female, of twenty-one years of age, possessing the following qualifications, shall be entitled to vote at all elec tions, subject, however, to such laws requiring and regulating the registra tion of electors as the - General As sembly may enact: First. He or she shall have been a citizen of the United States at least one month. Second. He or sh-.slu4miaw re sided in the State one year (or, hav ing previously been a qualified elector or native-born.t.'f'itijspn of the State, he or sh'shftlf fiave removed there from, and returned, then six months) immediately preceding the election. Third. He or she shall have re sided in the election district where he or she Bhaltottw to at leant two months immediatfl. ?r-e election.-' 0"r Fourth, f i twenty -two years of age and upwards, he or she shall have paid within two years a State or . county tax, whl,ch,A8jjaU.jaye been assesse4'r?t'aRt;5io moMivnd paid at least one month before' the election. Fifth. Wherever the words "he," "his," "him,'' aud.i.'UiljuselfVocur-i any section of article VIII p( .UiU--Constitution the same shall be" construed as if written, respectively, "he or she," I "his or her," "him or her.-Mid-'limi: ' aelf or. herself." ..,.?. A trueebpy of Joint Resolution No. 1. ' " ,t ROBERT McAFEE, Secretary of the Commonwealth. it-.-v.- ' . . . ... T"'-1 . Vnmhor Turn A J0lNt1tt5WBTWN": ", Proposing an amendment to section efeht:irrticle nine of the Constitu ?. tion of Pennsylvania. Section 1. Be it resolved by the Senate and House oX..Birt55Iu3uVeV of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, That t'ie following is proposed ; Jfs"'hri 'amend ment to the Constitution of the Com monwealth of Pennsylvania in accord ance with the provisions of the eigh - . k: teenth article thereof; Amend section eight, artloteJiiiNwdt the Constitution of tl ComWonwealtrf of Pennsylvania, which reads as fol lows: "Section 8. The debt of any county, city, oorougn, lownsnip, Bcnooi oi'joB,nd,j)Uc trlct. or other municipality-or . incor porated district, except as herein pro vided, shall never exceed seven per centum upon the assessed value of the taxable property therein, nor shall any such municipality or district incur any new debt, or increase its indebt edness to an amount exceeding two per centum upon such assessed valua tion of property, without the assent cf the electors thereof at a public election in such manner as shall be provided by law; but any city, the debt of which now exceeds seven per centum of such assessed valuation, may be authorized by law to increase the same three per centum, in the ag gregate, at any one time, upon such valuation, except that any debt or debts hereinafter incurred by the city and county of Philadelphia for the construction and development of sub ways for transit purposes, or for the construction of wharves and docks, or the reclamation of land to be used in the construction of a system ' of wharves and docks, as public improve ments, owned or to be owned by said city and county of Philadelphia, and which shall yield to the city and coun ty of Philadelphia current net reve nues in excess of the Interest on said debt or debts, and of the annual In stallments necessary for the cancella tion of said debt or debts, may be excluded In ascertaining the power of the city and county of Philadelphia to become otherwise indebted: 1'i'u vlded, That a sinking-fund for their cancellation shall be established and maintained," so that it shall read as follows: Section 8. The debt of any county, city, borough, township, school dis trict or other municipality or Incor porated district, except as herein pro vided, shall never exceed seven per centum upon the assessed value of the taxable -property therein, nor shall any sucli municipality or district In cur any new debt, or increase its in debtedness to an amount exceeding two per centum upon such assessed valuation of property, without the ton Bent of the electors thereof at a public election iu guch manner as ahull be provided by lawj but any city, the debt of which on the first day of Jan uary, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, exceeded seven per "cen tum of such assessed valuation, and has not since been reduced to less than such per centum, may be author ized by law to Increase the same three per centum In the aggregate, at any nna f Imo iinnn atirtTi valiiaHnrL Thfl vow wtlU fUU DUVlU 1U1UU1VU 1. city of Philadelphia, upon the'eto4A,j lions nereinarter set lorcn, may in-, crease its indebtedness to the extent, of three per centum in excess of seven per centum upon such assessed valua-, lion for the specific purpose of pro-, vlding for all or any of the following. ntirnnuaa tA.wtt IT'i-vw Via innofinn. tion and Improvement of subwaysJ tunnels, railways, elevated railways,; and other transit facilities; for the construction and Improvement of, wharves and docks and for the recla-j mation of land to be used In the con-l Btructlon -of, -wharves and docks, ownedi or to be owned by said city. Suchi Increase, however, shall only be made; with the assent of the electors thereof! at a nubile election, tn be held in sa'cft . ... - . . . ' . . " J," 08 Provlaea 07 lftw' fcrtalhuug toe borrowing capacity! of said city "Ol r Philadelphia, at any time, there shall be e.xcluded from the calculation a credit, Where the work resulting from fcny previous expend! tur, lor any-efle or more of the spe cific purposes hereinabove enumerated shall be yielding to said city an an nual current net revenue; the amount, of which eredit shall be ascertained by capitalizing the annual net revenue during the year Immediately preceding the time of uqh ascertainment. Such capltallzaGii?'.iUV accomplished fcy?' uibrinlhe principal. amount 'hklr4uid yield such annual, cur rent net revenue, at the average rate of interest, and sinking-fund charges payable upon the Indebtedness incur red by said city for such purposes, up to the time of such ascertainment The method of determining such amount, so to be excluded or allowed as a credit, may be prescribed by the General Assembly. In Incurring Indebtedness, for any one, or more of said purposes of construction, Improvement, or recla mation, the city of Philadelphia may issue its obligations maturing not later than fifty , years from the date thereof, with provision for a sinking-: fund sufficient to retire said obliga tion at maturity, the payments to such sinking-fund to be in equal or graded annual Installments. Such ob ligations may be in an amount suffi cient to provide for and may Include the amount of the Interest and sinking-fund charges accruing and which may accrue thereon throughout the period of construction and until the expiration of one year after the com pletion of the work for which said indebtedness shall have been Incurred; and said city shall not be required to levy a tax to pay said Interest and sinking-fund charges, as required by section ten of article Dine of the Constitution of Pennsylvania, until the expiration of said period of one year after the completion of such work. A true copy of Joint Resolution No. 2, ROBERT McAFEE, Secretary of the Commonwealth. Number Three. A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to section twenty-one of article three of the Constitution of Pennsylvania. SecUowl.-" Be It resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, That the following amendment to the Constitu tion of the Commonwealth of Penn sylvania be, and the same is hereby, proposed. In accordance with the eighteenth article thereof: . Amend section twenty-one, article three-of the Constitution of the Com monwealth of Pennsylvania, which reads as follows: ".No act of the General Assembly shall limit the amount to be recovered for Injuries resulting in death, or for injuries to persons or property, aud in case of death from such injuries, the right of action shall survive, and the General Assembly shall prescribe for whose benefit, such actions shall be prosecuted'!-' No act shall prescribe aayWmitataons of time within which fiuNiray ue urougm against corpora Ions for injuries to persons or prop erty, or for other causes different from those fixed by general laws reg ulating actions against natural per- ')! acts now existing are avplied,.- s6 that it shall read as follows The General Assembly may enact laws requiring the payment by em ployers, or employers and employees jointly, of reasonable compensation for Injuries to employees arising in the course of their employment, and for occupational diseases of employees, whether.of' not such injuries or dis eases result in death, and regardless of fault of employer or Bmpldyee," and fixing the basis of ascertainment of such compensation and the maximum and minimum limits thereof, and pro viding special or general remedies for the collection thereof; but In no other enses shall the General Assembly limit the amount to be recovered for in juries resulting in death, or for in juries to persons or property, and in case of death from such-injuries, the rlghtrbf action .shall survive, and the General Assembly shall prescribe for whose! benefit such actions shall be prosecuted. No act shall prescribe any limitations of time within which suits may be brought against corporations for Injuries to persons or property, or for other causes, different from those fixed by general laws regulating actions against natural persons, and such acts now existing are avoided. A true copy of Joint Resolution No. 3. ROBERT McAFEE, Secretary of the Commonwealth. Number Four. A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Con stitution of Pennsylvania abolishing the office of Secretary of Internal Affairs. Be it resolved by the Senate und House of Representatives ' of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, That article four of the Constitution of Pennsylva nia shall be amended by adding there to section twenty-three, which shall read as follows: The office of Secretary of Internal Affairs be, and the same is hereby,1 abolished; and the powers and duties now vested in, or appertaining or bo. longing to, that branch of the execu tive department, office, or officer, shall be transferred to such other depart ments, offices, or officers of the Stato, now or hereafter created, as may be directed by law. A true copy of Joint Resolution No. 4. ROBERT McAFEE, Secretary of the Commonwealth. Number Five. A JOINT RESOLUTION JYoposing an amendment to the Con 'titution of this Commonwealth in accordance with provisions of the eighteenth (XVIII) article thereof. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and it Is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the following is pro posed as an amendment to the Con stitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in accordance with the provisions of the .eighteenth (XVIII) article thereof: ,. ' AMENDMENT. t Law's may be passed" providing for system of registering, transferring, Insuring of and guaranteeing land titles by the State, .or by the counties thereof, and for settling and determin ing adverse or other claims to and in terests in lands the titles to which are so registered, transferred, Insured, and guaranteed; and for the creation and collection of indemnity funds; and for carrying the system and powers hereby provided for Into effect by such existing courts as may be designated by the Legislature, and by the establishment of such new courts as may be deemed necessary. In mat ters arising in and under the opera tion of such system, judicial powers, with right of appeal, may be confer red by the Legislature upon county recorders and upon other officers by It designated. Such laws may provide for continuing the registering, trans ferring, insuring, and guaranteeing such titles after the first or original registration has been perfected by the court, and provision may be made for raising the necessary funds for ex penses and salaries of officers, which shall be paid out of the treasury of the several counties. A true copy of Joint Resolution No. 5. ROBERT McAFEE, Secretary of the Commonwealth. Number Six. A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to section eight, article nine of the Constitu-. tion of Pennsylvania. Section 1. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania In General Assembly met, That the following is proposed as an amend ment to the Constitution of the Com monwealth of Pennsylvania, in accord ance with the provisions of the eigh teenth article thereof. Amendment to Article Nine, Section Eight. Section 2. Amend section eight, ar ticle nine of the Constitution of Penn sylvania, which reads as follows: "Section 8. The debt of any coun ty, city, borough, township, school district, or other municipality or in corporated district, except as herein provided, shall never exceed seven per centum upon the assessed value of the taxable property therein, nor shall any such municipality, or dis trict incur any new debt, or increase its indebtedness to an amount exceed ing two per centum upon such as sessed valuation of property, without the assent of the electors thereof at a public election in such manner as shall be providers by law; but any city, the debt of which now exceeds seven per centum of such assessed valuation, may be authorized by law to 'increase the same three per centum, in the aggrega'te, at any one time, upon such valuation, except that any debt or debts hereinafter incurred by the city and county of Philadelphia for the construction and development of subways for transit purposes, or for the construction of wharves and docks, or the reclamation of land to be used in the construction of a sys tem of wharves and docks, as public improvements, owned or to be owned by said city and county of Philadel phia, and which shall yield to the city and county of Philadelphia cur rent net revenue in excess of the in terest on said debt or debts, and of the annual Installments necessary for the cancellation of said debt or debts, may be excluded in ascertaining the power of the city and county of Phila delphia to become otherwise indobtod: Provided, That a sinking-fund for their cancellation shall be established and maintained," so as to read as follows: Section 8. The debt of any county, city, borough, township, school dis trict, or other municipality or incor porated district, except as herein pro vided, shall never exceed seven per centum upon the assessed value of the taxable property therein, nor shall any such municipality or district Incur any new debt, or increase its indebt edness to an amount exceeding two per centum upon 6u h assessed valua tion of property, without the assent of the electorc thereof at a public election in such manner as shall be provided by law; but any city, the debt of which now exceeds seven per centum of such assessed valuation, may be authorized by law to increase the same three per centum in the aggregate, at any one time, upon such valuation; except that any debt or debts hereinafter incurred by the city and county of Philadelphia for tlio construction - and development of wharves and docks, or the reclama tion of land to be UBod In the con struction of a systom of wharves and docks, as public improvements, owned or to be owned by said city and county of Philadelphia, and which shall yield to the city and county of Philadelphia current net revenue in excess of the Interest on said debt or debts and ol the' annual Installments necessary for the cancellation of said debt or debts, may be excluded in as certaining the power of the city and county of Philadelphia to become otherwise indebted: Provided, That such indebtedness Incurred by the city and county of Philadelphia shall not at any time, in the aggregate, ex ceed the sum of twenty-five million dollars for the purpose of improving and developing the port of the said city and county, by the condemnation, purchase, or reclamation or lease of land on the" banks of the Deluwnre and Schuylkill rivers, and land adja cent thoreto; the .building of bulk heads, and the purchase or construc tion or lease of wharves, docks, sheds, end warehouses, and other buildings and facilities, necessary for the estab lishment and maintenance of railroad and shipping terminals along the said rivers; and the dredging of the said rivers and docks: Provided, That the said city and county shall, at or. -before the time of so doing, provide for the collection of an annual tax suffi cient to pay the interest thereon, and also the principal thereof within fifty years from the incurring thereof. A true copy of Joint Resolution No. 6. ROBERT McAFEE, Secretary of the Commonwealth. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. F. RITCHEY, ATTOKNEY-AT-LAW, Tionesta, Pa. MA. CARRINGER, Attorney aud Counsellor-at-Law. Office over Forest County National Bank Building, TIONESTA, PA. CURTIS M. 8HAWICEY, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW, Warren, Pa. Practice in Forest Co. AO BROWN, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW. Office in Arner Building, Cor. Elm and Bridge Hta., Tionesta, Pa. fRANK 8. HUNTER, D. D. S. Rooms over Citizens Nat. Bank, TIONESTA, PA. DR. F. J. BOVARD, Physician t Surgeon, TIONESTA, PA. Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted. D R. J. B. SIGGINS. Physician aud Surgeon, OIL CITY, PA. LfOTEL WEAVER, ll S. E. PIERCE, Proprietor. Modern and up-to-date in all iu ap pointments. Every convenience and oomfort provided for the traveling pubiio. pENTRAL HOUSE, W R. A. FULTON, Proprietor. Tionseta, Pa. This is the most centrally located hotel in the place, and has all the modern improvements. 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J HOSTS GATHER FOR DECISIVE ENGAGEMENT Germans Still Pressing Forward Toward France PREPARING FOR GREAT FIGHT Location of Probable Conflict Care fully Guarded by Censors Believed Full German Strength Will Be Con centrated at One Point For Test of Strength Allies Are Confidently Awaiting the Onslaught. Fragmentary reprts which hava reached London from Paris and Brus sels indicate that the advance move ment of the Herman army against the lines ot the allies in Belgium and Lux emburg is proceeding slowly but Steadily despite numerous unimpor tant repulses between advance guards, The checks administered to the Ger man scouting detachments at Eghzee, Ilalen, Noville-Taviers, Diest, Tongres and other Belgian towns are not re garded by military experts here as of great account except in their possible moral effect upon the defenders. It seems certain that the German battle line is closing iu und that the beginning of a generul engagement that may last for weeks cannot be long deferred. Namur, the fortified city south cf Brussels, is preparing for assault, and formidable dafenscs in addition to the forts have been erected. In anticipa tion that the city will be taken by tlio Germans, even though the forts do not yield, all the Inhabitants have been disarmed to save them from German reprisals. Suspending the bembardment of tho forts on the right bank of tho rivor at Llego, the Germans concentrated their guns upon those west of tho town, attacking forts Pnntlsse, Liers, Lantln, Lone In, Hollogno and Fl'- nialle, all of which vigorously replied. The German cavalry advance re newed the raids on the Belgian lines at half a dozen points, but the war office officials claim that In every In stance they failed to penetrate tho advanced Belgium position. The raids have been for tho purposo of feeling out the Belgian front, but the enemy was unable to locate any weuk spots. The Belgian aero corps Is proving of Inestimable value to the field forces. Every German move la anticipated, and because of the excellent transport arrangements it is possible for t'ua Belgian Held commanders to meet tho Germans more thun half wuy iu every attack. The German losses at Tirlemont, Noville-Taviers and Eghez t; are declared by tho Belgian war olllco to have ex ceeded 10,000 In killed and wounded, along with more thun 0,000 taken pris oners. Three German aviators were shot down at Diest, two being killed and the third seriously wounded while their aeroplanes wero wrecked. The C''WJi''VWit4ylns across the TnTyaTniifv V-.V- t0 ascertain the strength of the ,tlin column which was In tho shelter of its trenches. In order to g(:t an nc curato view the aviators were forced to fly low and wero greeted witli a volley from the guns mounted in the trenches. Two aviators were literally shot from tnelr seats and their ma chines fell In crumpled masses. Tho third tried vainly to reach, tho Uermuu lines, but just when it seemed tjiat no might do so a shot hit his engine, wrecking it. He was Hying very low at the time, but was badly hurt, aud is now in tho field hospital at Diest, a prisoner. ICver since the fighting on Belgian soli began the efforts of tho German aviators to, reconnoiter tho Belgian positions have been baflled by the ac curacy of the Belgian lire. The guns that were especially designed to de stroy aeroplanes have more thnn ful filled their mission and the marksman ship of the Belgians has been wonder ful. On the other hand, tho Krunp aero guns used by tho Germans have all but proven useless. They were used against the Belgians at Liege, but in nearly every Instance it developed that their range was too limited. A correspondent give the following description of scenes in the battlu torn district: Over the country between Tirlemont and St. Trond, but yesterday rich in corn fields and carefully tended gar dens, tho withering breath of war has passed. Approaching the village of norma"! Unmistakable tokens of desolation meet the view, Sintered window panes and domestic utensils nro Hung among the cabbages in the gardens nr before the wretched doors. Hero a couple of children prattling In subdued tones. Thero a mother leading three orphaned little girls from tho still smoking ruins. Belgians, who dealt with them Bt close (uarters at Dormael, declare tho Uhlans fought witli the Mtterness ot personal fury. Many corpses have their hands raised and their elbows on a level with their shoulders. Horrible wounds were inflicted with weapons fired from a distance of 11 couple of Inches from tho uiouth or breast. Queen ot Holland Prepares Army la Resist Invasion A-- JP ') v E i V :', l- ... 4 Photo by American Prcsajjfjrtlon. QUKICN WILHELMINA. A GENERAL SURVEY OF THE WAR ' The week of Aug. 17 opens with tho opposing forces along tho French fron tier getting constantly closer. Tho French have taken the offensive in Alsace, while in Luxemburg and Bel glum and elsewhere along the line the Germans' are crowding close to the Belgians, French and English allies, who await the development of the main German assaultta. On the othWfirtions of tho line, which stretches from Switzerland in a northwesterly direction for nearly 300 miles, the Germans wero tho ag gressors and during tho week made numerous and costly attempts to de velop the position of tho allied French, Belgian and English urmios, which hud effected a Junction on Belgian soil. Tho most notable of . these col lisions wero ut Haenel, Tongros, Long wy, Diest und Tirlemont. The Ger mun loss in these operations is said to have been heavy, but no reliable figures are obtainable. It became ap parent, however, that one of tho ob jective points of tho Germans is t.Uo Belgian capital, Brussels, which they doubtless liopo to capture. In the naval division of the war there have been numerous -reports of fighting, but no authoritative flews has been given out. The English home fleet Is still on guard In the North sea and tho Mediterranean fleet is upposed to be operating in tho Adriatic, looking for the Austrian fleet, which lies near Trieste. The German cruisers Goeben and Breslau fled to the Dardanelles and the Turk ish government announces it has pur chased them for 10,000,000. This sub terfugo Is not relished by Italy aud Greece, which have taken steps to call Turkey to account. A report has come from unconfirmed sources in Italy tha the French fleet came up suddenly on tho Austrian warships in the Adriatic sea and sank four of the emperor's battleships, In cluding Austria's greatest and most powerful lighting vessel, the Zrinyl. The Austrian Meet was bombarding th-i city of Antivarl when the Frenchmen came along, says the report, and wero caught napping. The most significant event of the week was the ultimatum delivered by Japan to Germany, which forecasts a declaration of war upon Germany by the Japanese iu the nei:r future. Ja pan bus made a peremptory demand that Germany withdraw all her war ships from tho Far East aud deliver up possession of the concession of Klao Cliau in China, an enterprise upon which Germany has expended millions. There is no expectation that (liirmany will accede to the demand 'find us the time limit on the ultima tum expires' at noon 011 Aug. war bi expected within a few hours after war J. Two knotty problems resulting from the war have been put up to Presi dent Wilson, who has them under ad visement. Tho first is the protest of Germany uguiust the censorship ex ercised over radio messages. The sec ond Is the request of J. P. .Morgan !':. Co., bankers, to learn whether or not a proposed loan to France of several hundred millions of dollars would be considered advisable by the adminis tration. It Is undi rstood the prc:;! dent does not ttpprove of the pro posed loan. Jr i Jr j J - VI , i . " j COAL PROBLEM BIGjjANDICAP German Cruisers Obliged to Take Fuel on High Seas KARLSRUHE NEARLY CAUGHT H. M. S. Suffolk Comes Up When Kaiser's Ship Is Taking Coal From Kronprinz Wilhelm Off Our Coast. An officer of the British cruiser Suf folk, which is taking coal in Halifax, tells a story of how the German cruis er Karlsruhe escaped capture decently by the Suffolk and the Berwick ot tho British navy. The Karlsruhe ex changed shots with the Berwick, but was too fast for the latter and made her escape. The incident is signifi cant of the difficulty tho Germans aru having in coaling their ships on this Bide of the Atlantic. The story is that on Friday last tho British cruiser Berwick was in en gagement with the German cruiser Karlsruhe off the American coast. Tho cruisers exchanged shots. The Brit ish escaped injury, and it la thought the German ship did as well. The Suf folk came upon the Karlsruhe just in the act of beginning to take in coal on the high seas from the German liner Kronprinz Wilhelm. The two German ships separated and took flight, leaving some of their boats in the water. The Suffolk fol lowed the Karlsruhe from 11 in tha morning until 4 In the afternoon, when she lost the German's smoke beyond the skyline. Meanwhile the Suffolk wirelessed the Perwl. The Berwick, coming in the opposite direction to the chase, headed off the Karlsruhe and the engagement ensued. The officer who told the story went on to say that this "coaling on the fly" by the Germans cannot keep up forever. "They are bottled up over here till the war is over. Sooner or later we will get them." "There are two German cruisers In these waters," he added, "so far as we know the Karlsruhe and the Dresden." On Saturday tho Suffolk captured as a prize the German tank steamer Leda worth on a conservative estl mato $::o,000. The Germans did not know that war had been declared. FOOD DEALERS ON CARPET Called Up to Explain Increase In the Prices of Foodstuffs. Mayor Mltchel of New York con ferred with a committee of 134 mout hers whom he has appointed to in vestigate the increase in the prices of food. The object of this committee, the mayor says, is to determine how much of this increase is attrlbutablo to legitimately greuter demands, how much Is due to a selfish hoarding of provisions and how much is ascrlbabla to tho rapacity of unscrupulous deal ers. Tho campaign against tho Increase of prices got underway with the ap pointment of Mayor Mltchel's com mittee, the summoning of the board of estimates committee on open mar kets and tho announcement from tho district attorney's office that produco dealers and meat packers are to be invited to come forward nnd tell what they know of market conditions. A conference with members of the Produce exchungo has been arranged. Mrs. Julian Heath, president of tho Housewives' league, conferred with Mr. Whitman. Letters have come from many sources offering suggestions and assistance. The committee named by Mayor Mltchel Is composed of 134 citi zens in various walks of life. They have been asked to come to the city hall today. MAY BUY FLEET OF SHIPS American Capitalists Make Offer For Hamburg-American Liners. Fifteen of the steamships of the Hamburg-American line that are now in American waters may be sold with in a short tlmo for $20,000,000 in cash to a company which will transfer them to American register and oppr utu them In transatlantic and Sout'i American trado under the American flag. Included in he list is the Vater land of tons, the largest steam ship in the world. Officials of tho Hamburg-American line issued a statement admitting that an offer of $20,000,000 for tho Bhlps in American waters had been received and was under consideration. Thirteen of the vessels are tied up at the docks at llobokcn aud the other two are In Boston. Carbolic Acid Did the Work. William F. Nelson, fifty-three years of age, of Monesscn, Pa., took his Ufa by swallowing a doso of carbolic acid. Previous to drinking the acid he at tempted to cut his throat with a razor but was prevented by his son, Her bert. A note which lio left gave direc tions for his funeral. German Savings to Co First. It was officially announced in Ber lin that Germany's financial difficul ties have been overcome, but that a war loan must be raised. The savings of tho German people, exceeding 00,000, will be taken first. A morato rium will not be declared.