Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, February 10, 1914, Image 1

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    Harrisburg Pa «
Man y Person# flurt When Riotous Mob
LXXXIII — No. 35
Lynch Accuses Royal
Appointee of Dabbling
in Municipal Politics
Deposed Foreman Took Active Part in Last Fall's Contests
He Says; Mayor Wants to Have Whole Police Force
Reappointed When Lynch Resolution Becomes Effec
Pointblank charge was made on the
floor of Council to-day by Commis
sioner W. H. Lynch that a street fore
man serving under tho old Royal ad
ministration —a foreman who has been
deposed—had taken active part po
litically in the Fall primary and gen
eral elections to the extent of passing
out cards bearing candidates' names
among the street laborers of the High
way Department.
This wns only one of several state
ments made this afternoon when
Council voted on the Lynch resolution
providing for the dismissal of all em
ployes not otherwise provided for un
der the Clark net on March 1.
The resolution was passed finally by
a vote of 3 to 2. Commissioners
Ti.vnch. Bowman and Taylor voted in
the affirmative-. Gorgas and Royal
voted against it.
Following the vote on the resolution
Mayor Royal offered u petition from
the members of the police force who
ask to be retained and then followed
that with H resolution providing for
the retention of the whole force from
Colonel Joseph B. Hutchison down.
The measure, like that of Commis
sioner L.ynch. is to go into effect
March 1.
The resolution was laid over for a
Charges and Counter-charges
For twenty minutes the councilinen
wrestled with -the problem and there
were several charges and counter
charges. Some inconsistencies were
developed incidentally, too.
Comissioner of Finance Gorgas
started te ball a-rolling as soon us Mr.
Jjynch's resolution 1 ad been re-ad.
He said that previous to the inaugu
ration of the new for niof government
on December 1 last it had been tacitly
agreed among some of the members
No-License Forces Will Battle With
Rum at Polls, It Is
Candidates Who Do Not Declare
For Local Option Will Be
Bitterly Opposed
Special to The Telegraph
West Chester, Feb. 10.—The no-
Jlcense movement in Chester county
will be organized into a State-wide
movement at a meeting to be held in
Harrisburg April 2 and 3.
Representatives of the surrounding
counties, where the power of the sa
loon is bowing before no-license lea
gue fighters, issued the call for the
Harrisburg meeting here last night.
From all counties where no-license
leagues are formed or forming, rep
resentatives will go to the Capital to
learn of the methods used in the suc
cessful Chester county fight. Further
extension of the leagues to other
counties will be attempted.
Following the meeting yesterday
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Late News Bulletins
Massiiloii. Ohio. Feb. 10. —"General" J. S. Coxey. leader of an army
of unemployed, from Ma>-illon to Washington in 1891. to-day an
nounced his candidacy for governor of Ohio on the Socialist ticket at
the primaries nest August.
Washington. Feb. 10.—Protests against the pm|>oscd doubling of
postage rates on second class mail matter were made to-day before the
Post Office Committee by representatives of publishers of magazin^.
New York, Feb. 10.—The unfilled tonnage of the I nlted Slates Steel
Corporation on January SI totaled 4,013,680 tons, an Increase of 331,-
572 tons over December. l»13.
Rome, Feb. 10.—There was improvement to-day in the condition
of Charles A. Comiskcy, president of the Chicago club of the American
League, who was taken 111 while traveling yesterday from Naples to
Rome. He was able to receive several visitors.
Washington. D. C., Feb. 10.—The wireless was silent to-day for
news of the naval tug Potomac, caught in the Ice floes of the Bay of
Islands, and the revenue cutter .Xndroscoggin was chasing up the North
Atlantic coast to the rescue of the imprisoned ship and her <TCW of
j New York, Feb. 10.—The market closed steady, treading issues
sympathized with a late advance in Pennsylvania which <-arried it up a
point. Some selling developed in spots at the high level, but the gen
eral market was not disturbed.
New York Closing: Ainal. Copper. 76%: American Sugar, 106'»»;
Atchison. 98%; Baltimore and Ohio, 92%; Brooklyn Rapid Transit,
91%; Canadian Pacific, 216(4; Chesapeake and Ohio, 65: Chicago, Mil
! St. Paul, 102%; Lehigh Valley, 150%; New York Central. 90; North
ern Pacific. 115 7 6; Reading, 167 ft: P. R. 8., 112*6; Southern Pacific,
96%; Union Pacific, 162%; U. S. Steel, 65%.
not to disturb any of the men then in
the employ of the city. Efficiency
was to be the keynote, and with this
understanding all had been continued
in the city's employ for the period of
one month. He admitted that it is in
the power of any three, of the Council
men to remove such employes as they
choose and replace them with their
friends, bul he intimated that indis
criminate changes were not good
Gorgas Opposes "Ripper"
"Now I shall \ote against this reso
lution whe nthe vote Is called for,"
said he. "I don't believe it should be
passed. There is no telling how soon
a similar 'ripper' will be offered. And
we'll be in a continual state of hubub."
Commissioner Lynch was promptly
on his feet.
"The last Legislature 'ripped' out
of office thirty-nine councilmen In the
course of the change of government,"
he said. "My only object in introduc
ing this measure was to get through
with all this without interfering with
the running of the city."
Mayor Royal followed with his
The whole matter —this dissension
about the appointments, etc. —was a
matter of extreme sorrow and regret,
he declared. He regretted it doubly
thta the dissension should be the ques
tion of patronage. He recited the fact
that he had been accused of having
said that he was elected on a partisan
ticket. He discussed his appointments
again, declared while he was elected
on a partisan ticket he had appointed
Republicans on his police force, too;
seme were made from a party stand
point. he admitted, and some from a
point of efficiency. He may have made
mistakes, he said: to err is but human.
But If he did make mistakes, they
were made honestly.
[Continued on Pago 2]
Discussion of Both Topics Stand
Out in Bold Relief in
George's Talk
Says Journey Will Testify to Cor
dial Relations Existing
Between Countries
By Associated Press
London, Feb. 10.—Two subjects re
ferring to the recent conference on
safety of life at sea and to home rule
for Ireland—stood out In bold relief
in King George's speech from the
throne at the opening of parliament
to-day. The address for the most part
was a colorless recital of events al
ready recorded, which had developed
since the closing of the previous ses
Referring to the conference on
safety of life at sea His Majesty said:
"It gives me great gratification that
the international conference on safety
of life at sea which recently met in
London at the invitation of my gov
ernment has resulted in the signature
[Continued on Page 7]
Speaking of Water, of Course!
Just 119 Gallons a Year
Per Capita
Shows Also That Big Pump Threw
More Than 3 Billion Gallons
Into Reservoir
Facts and figures embodied in the
annual report of the City Water De
partment convey some Idea of how
Harrisburg's water lunnly has been
pumped, filtered and delivered and
just what it cost each citizen. Here
are the facts:
Water pumped during year,
3,©62,486,100 gallons.
Per capita consumption 70.-
000 population basis—ll9 (tallons.
Domestic, fire and commercial
use 1,537,509,400 gallons.
Manufacturing establishments,
meters, etc., 1,584.976,700 gallons.
Cash receipts, $204,030.98.
Total earning? $303,135.27.
Ordinary maintenance and oper
ation $59,467.59.
Total expenditures, including
special improvements, etc. Inter
est on bonded indebtedness, sllO.-
Cost of operating expenses per
million gallons $19.19.
Hazing of old stand pipe.
Cleaning of old reservoir with
out interfering with operation of
system and distribution of water.
$45,000 appropriated from gen
eral fund for construction of 10-
ineh main in Perry from Nine
teenth to Twenty-first, a 12-inch
in Nineteenth from Derry to Pax
ton, and 8-Inch in Sycamore, a 12-
inch in Front from Cherry to Mar
ket. a 16-inoh in Market from sub
way to Front, in Front from Mar
ket to North, and 12-inch in "South
Front from Market to Paxton.
Line of 4-inch main laid to sani
tary hospital for fire protection.
Twenty-six new fire hydrants in
stalled to insure better fire pro
632 meters removed for repairs,
the department receiving an aver
age of $1.60 for repair work.
Number of houses in which mini
mum amount of water was con
sumed. 6,518.
Street fountains put into service
April 7 and turned off October 14.
Old fountain at Rare and Paxton
streets abandoned berause careless
driver had let his team demolish
it. New fountain at Front and
Brlggs streets in operation.
Average bacteria in filtered
water during year. 3.
Gallons filtered, 3,160.891,600.
Cost per million Kallons, $6.83.
Pumped from high service sta
tion, 27,367,431 gallons.
Net bonded indebtedness, Janu
ary 1. 1914, $229,197.60.
The report is the final statement to
be issued by Commissioners John A.
Affleck, Edmund Mather and George
J. Hutton, the last Water Board to
serve the city under the old form of
government. It was submitted to
Council to-day by Commissioner Harry
F. Bowman, superintendent of the de
partment of public safety.
In referring to the resignation of
George G. Kennedy as superintendent
the report says:
"Xlr. George G. Kennedy, an em
ploye of the Water Department for
twenty-one years and superintendent
for ten years, was in ill health during
the past year and tendered his resig
nation to Mr. Bowman as superintend
ent of the department of public safety.
His resignation was accepted."
Reference is made to the fact that
the Pittsburgh testing laboratory tried
out all pipe and special materials or
dered for the department.
By Associated Press
San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 10.—Suit
was begun here yesterday by E. Block,
representing shippers of Chinese eggs,
to collect SII,OOO which he alleges is
due from the Julius Levin Company,
brokers, for refusal to pay for im
ported eggs on the ground that they
did not measure up to requirements.
The State board, of healtMias ordered
an investigation of charges that Chi
nese eggs shipped into California may
contain Oriental diseases.
By Associated Press
Stockholm. Sweden, Feb. 10.—Karl
Staaff, the Swedish premier, and his
entire cabinet resigned to-day in con
sequence of divergence of opinion con
cerning the necessity of increasing the
Swedish defensive forces. King Gus
tav accepted the resignations.
By Associated Press
Gloucester. Mass., Feb. 10. Fire
caused by an overheated furnace to
day destroyed the historic Portuguese
Church of Our Lady of Good Voyages.
All vestments and sacred vessels were
By Associated Press
Berlin. Feb. 10.-—'The German im
perial parliament to-day adopted a
resolution authorizing the German
potash syndicate to use $1,150,000
from its 'propaganda fund" of
$2,000,000 in advertising fertilizers
abroad and also to spend $12j,000 on
an exhibit at the Panama-Pacific Ex
position at San Francisco.
By Associated Press
Dallas, Texas, Feb. 10.—The sixth
national corn exposition began here
to-day and will continue fourteen
days. It comprises exhibits from
twenty-nine States and from several
Canadian provinces, including other
staple agricultural products in addi
tion to corn.
By Associated rress
Washington, D. C., Feb. 10.—A bill de
signed to stop—millions of dollars of
waste In poultn/ and eggs and other
farm products by establishing market
ing departments in the agricultural
colleges In the various States has been
introduced by Representative Ja.ce
way, of Arkans >A/ >•
President's Interference in Demo
cratic Party Affairs Has
Stirred Up Hornets
No Compromise Possible Between
Candidates; Morris Pleads
For More Money
Democrats throughout the State are I
on the brink of one of the worst party j
fights in a generation, and the pros-'
pects are such that one almost regrets i
that the convention system with its J
picturesque characters anil old-time j
shindies litis passed away. The atnbi-1
tions of Michael J. Ryan, the Phila-i
dclphia City Solicitor, and Vance C.
McOormick, former Mayor of Ilarris
burg, to be Democratic nominee for
Governor, with the effort of Congress
man A. Mitchell Palmer to retain his
grip on the Federal patronage in the!
State, have divided the Democrat/ of|
Pennsylvania into factions even more
sharply defined llian known in the
dfrys of Hie Harrit.v -Cordon warfare.
And. coupled with all this clash ot
fact! ns, there is throughout the rank
and file or the party resentment of the
interference of President Wilson in
the partv affairs in the Kevstone State
Wilson is the first President in the
memory of living Democrats who has
stooped from his high office to dic
tate the nominations of his party in ai
State other than his own, and the only
parallel which history of the last
[quarter century presents is that of
President Arthur, who. in presuming
| to slate the Republican candidates in
his own State of New York, brought
about a condition which resulted in
the election of Grover Cleveland as
Governor by a majority of 182,000 and
paved the way for that great Demo
crat to go to the White House.
Wilson's Butting In
Democrats who have served In the
party ranks for years have been slow
to express their opinion of the presi
dential interference and his open par
ticipation in the sort of conferences
which orators and newspapers of his
party, especially in Pennsylvania, have
denounced in the Republican party.
But people coming here from various
counties of the State tell of indigna
tion which is bursting forth and of
criticism which, leveled at the Presi
dent, will cause thousands to vote
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Legislature Must Pass Act Before
Plan Can Be Adopted,
Is Belief
It is believed Council may soon ask
for an opinion regarding the estab
lishing of a civil service system in
The prevailing impression in legal
and munic!;?al circles is that the pro
posed movement cannot be carried out
in Pennsylvania third vlass cities. An
act of Assembly will be necessary, it is
believed, before' any of the third class
municipalities can adopt the plan.
In his annual message to Council,
Mayor Royal suggested that a civil
service plan be applied here, so those
city employes who serve long and
faithfully may have a chance to re
main on their jobs and not be sub
ject to personal choice of the depart
mental head.
The question of whether or not
Councilmen elected for a term of but
two years can have jurisdiction over
those city employes who will be under
the next administration, is the chief
obstacle, it is held.
"Why," asked one well-known at
torney in reply to a question on the
subject, "what under the present con
ditions would prevent the Council of
two years from now, or of two years
later, from setting aside such an ordi
nance or regulation that may be made
by this Council?"
Ever since Mayor Royal recom
mended the inauguration of the civil
service system there has been no little
talk on the subject. But the question
of its feasibility without the practical
backing of a State law has always
caused the hitch.
By Associated Press
Wellsville, N. V.. Feb. 10.—Charles
A. Ball, a well-known Republican
politician, is critically ill at his home
here. Mr. Ball was assistant secretary
of the Republican national committee
in 1888 and 1892. He is 63 years old.
tty Associated I'ress
Davenport, lowa, Feb. 10.—Com
mittee chairmen of all three leading
parties were confident of success in
to-day's special congressional election,
in which the suceessoV of the late
Representative I. S. Pepper will be
By Associated Press
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 9.—Detroit to
day voted on the adoption of a new
charter, differing in many details from
the present fundamental law of the
I city. It contains many Important pro
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I ?, rk- f 6b- 10.—The Newark authorities have decided to keep
}■ Ma . n " ln «' ' the wealthy trarage proprietor, under surveillance un
til they have definitely ascertained how Hazel Herdman procured the re
volver with which she. killed Mrs. Harriet Manning, his wife. The auto
dealer protests that he know nothing of Miss Herdman's Intention of kill
? I l .'. 8 1^, rrag T g t d untls - after swallowing eight bichloride tablets, she
admitted that she had shpt Mrs. Manning because the latter scorned her
repeated appeals that she divorce her husband. Manning and the girl never
made any secret of their relations, but Mrs. Manning withheld the liberty
that would allow Manning to make his sweetheart his legal wL'e He had
often told the girl, according to her deathbed confession, that the only
thing that made their marriage impossible was failure of his wife to divorce
him. Her ever-increasing disgrace drove the girl deVoerate and she Hlled
the woman whose hatred had placed her in such a predicament
State School of Journalism and Al
lowing Newspapers to Go By
Parcels Post Urged
Newspaper owners and editors from
all parts of attended the i
annual meeting of the State Editorial!
Association in the Board of Trade j
Building this morning. Fifty mem
bers of the association are here for the !
two meetings of the Editorial Associa- !
tion and the meetings of the Weekly j
and Dailies' Associations this after-1
Fred Newell, of the Canton Sentinel,
was elected president of the State Edi
torial Association. Other officers r
elected are as follows:
R. 11. Thomas, Jr., Meclianiesburg 1
Daily Journal, first vice-president;!
K. 11. Heed, Lebanon Report, second!
vice-president; W. L. Binder, Potts-j
town News, third vice-president; i
K. P. Habgood, Efenlng Star and 1
Record, Bradford, secretary-treasurer; i
executive committee, John J. McLa-i
rin, Oil City Derrick; C. H. Bressler.
Lock Haven Times; J. M. TresChler,
Jeannette Dispatch; A. L. Etter, Mid-1
dletown Press; Dietrick Lamade, Wil-i
liamsport Grit.
John Clyde Oswald, of New. York 1
city, president of the National Edi- 1
torial Association, told the members
of the State Association of the growth
of the national body, and urged a big
attendance at the convention of the j'
[Continued on Page I]
Little Boy Sets Fire to
His Sister's Clothing
Sfmial to The Telegraph
Malta, Pa.. Feb. 10. While Mrs. 1
Alva M. Zerbe. of town, was attend-i
ing to her household duties about the;
kitchen, she was attracted by the cries
of her little 3-months-old baby, who
had been taking a nap in another I
room, booking, she discovered to her |
amazement, the baby's clothing all I
aflame. By her prompt action she j
soon had the lire under control and!
saved the child from an awful death. I
though the little body waa badly
burned. The (ire was started by her
little 3-year-old son who found some
matches and played with them.
By Associated Press |
Derby, Conn., Feb. 10. —His efforts
to assist a young woman friend In
franking her automobile cost Bennett
Treat, 68 years old, his life to-day. lie
was walking along the street Satur
day when he saw his friend in trouble
and went to her assistance. The crank '
flew back and broke his arm in two
places, infection developed and his.
death resulted tc-day. 4
Park Board Will Be Appointed to
Look After Borough's Sys
tem Recently Started
Plans for the paving of Spring and
Union streets, Middietown's two prin
cipal thoroughfares, were discussed
at a meeting of the borough council
last evening.
This action lias ueen under consid
eration for a long time and it is much
desired by many of the property own
ers, but before last evening had never
been officially talked of in council
•Speeches were made in favor of tile
paving of these streets by several
councilman. As there were no esti
mates of the cost of the work ready
at last: evening's meeting, the matter
was laid over until next month.
C. M. Earisman, chairman of the
finance committee, presented the
town's first budget at the meeting last
evening. The finance committee and
the borough solicitor have been work
ing for some time to.prepare a budget
so that appropriations would no lon
ger be made in a haphazard manner
as formerly.
The sum of $1,500 was placed in
the sinking fund; SIOO was appro
priated to the health department; $l6O
to each of the borough's three fire
companies for maintenance, and
money was appropriated to build a
new railing around the pavilion at the
borough park.
Councilman Albright introduced an
ordinance calling for the appointment
of a park board to take charge of the
borough's new park. This ordinance,
which passed first reading, calls for
the appointment of three men a su
perintendent, treasurer and president
to act as a park board. The appoint
ments will be made by the biireess
and council. A number of streets
were ordered repaired on the motion
of Councilman Gingrich.
Work on Presidential
Primary Bill to Begin
at Once, Declares Rucker
Uy Associated Press
Washington, D. C., Kel). 10.—Prepa- i
ration of a presidential primary bijl, J
as advocated by President Wilson,
will begin at once. Announcement
to that effect was made to-day by
Chairman Rucker, of the House com
mittee on the election of President,
Vice-President and Representatives,"
before which committee the proposed
legislation will be considered. Mr.
Rucker and members of the commit
tee have been conferring with Sec
retary Bryan and Solicitor Folk, o it)
the .State Department, to ascc-taln
their views oi* the proposed legisla
tion. (
Points as Far North as Montreal
and Far South as Philadel
phia Feel Tremor
Albany, Elmira, Rome, Syracuse
and Other New York Towns
Feel It
By Associated Press
New York, Feb. 10.—Points as
far north as Montreal and as far
south as Philadelphia felt dis
tinct earthquake shocks of vary
ing intensity between 1.34 and
1.37 o'clock this afternoon. In
dications were that the entire
northeastern section of the United
States was in zone of tremors. At
no point included in the first re-'
ports was serious damage done.
In New York State the tre
mors were recorded in New York
City, Albany, Elmira, Rome,
Syracuse and other points.
In Canada shocks were felt at
Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Pres l
cott, Brockville ami other places.
By Associated Press
Philadelphia, Feb. 10. An earth
tremor was felt in this vicincity. At
the Philadelphia navy yard the shock
was quite distinct and naval officers
timed the shock at 1.33 o'clock.
By Associated Press
Syracuse, N. Y„ Feb. 10.—An earth
quake shock was felt plainly In all
parts of this city at 1.35 p. m.
Rome, N. T„ Feb. 10.—At 1.35
o'clock this afternoon a severe earth
quake shock was felt in Rome and
throughout this section of Oneida
county. Dishes shook on their shelves
and type in the newspaper office?
moved on its galleys.
Albarty, N, Y., Feb. 10.—An earth
quake of twenty seconds' duration
was recorded on the seismograph at
the State Geologist's office here to
day shortly before 2 o'clock. It was
noticeable about the Capitol where
a number of pictures were shaken
from the walls.
Montreal, Feb. 10.—An earthquake
more than 1,500 men, women and
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Mrs. Elizabeth Sharon, Dauphin
county's oldest wojnan, to-day celebrat
ed her 104 th birthday anniversary at
her home, 324 Myers street, Steelton.
Fur Harrlsburg an<l vicinity! Unset
tled weather to-night and Wed
nesday, probably nnim i continued
cold i lowest temperature to-night
aboirt 20 degrees.
For Eastern Pennsylvania* Unset
tled to-night and Wednesday,
probably snow) moderate north
east winds.
The Susquehanna river and all Its
tributaries will continue to fall.
I,neul rises lhay occur where the
channel becomes (logged with
General Conditions
No well defined storm center ap
pears on the map this morning:.
litrt the weather Is unsettled over
the greater part of the couafry
with snon falling In Mlnneaot*.
Missouri, East Tennessee and
Western Pennsylvania and rain
In South Carolina, Florida, West
Tennesse, Southern Texas and
Northern Oregon at time of ob
servation this morning.
Temperature! 8 a. m., 2«! 2 p. in., 32.
Sun: _ lUscs, 7iOO a. in.! sets, 8i37
p. in.
Mooni Full moon, to-day, 12i33
!•. m.
River Stage: 4.8 feet above low
water murk.
Yesterday's Weather
Highest temperature, 28.
Lowest temperature, 12.
Mean temperature, 20. '
Normal temperature, 20.
Tony Malage, Steelton, and Annie
Conrad, Royalton.
Thomas J. Grover, Wllkes-Barre, and
Caroline E. Elliott, Carlisle.
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No one over had too much In
formation. Some of us appear to
think we "know It all"—but real
ly we all know that our fund of
Information is decidedly limited.
lOacb day and each hour has
something to teach us and if we
are wise we will learn.
This newspaper for instance, Is
full of interesting information.
Some parts of it will be useful
to you other parts to someone
Perhaps the most Important in
formation Is that conveyed by
the advertisements.
They are live personal mes
sages übout merchandise and
service. They are planned In a
spirit of co-operation to be
helpful lo you and to the man
who is paying for them.
He can only hope to profit by
making his announcements of
service to you.
He believes he has what people '
are looking for; and ho comes
out frankly* and tells them ex
actly what he has.
It !• the fair and above-board
way of doing things. It Is ap
plying the first principal of the
rule of Square Deal—the rule on
V'hlch modern business successes
are built.
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