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U. S. Plans to Seize Ammunition Consigned
HARRISBURG SfflßllJ. TELEGRAPH
LXXXIII — No. 94
FLETCHER IS ORDERED TO TAKE VERA CRUZ
AND SEIZE MUNITIONS CONSIGNED TO HUERTA
CLEANER CITY IS
UP TO THE LIES
SAYS DR. IMICK
Urges That All Breeding Places of
Fly and Mosquito Be Re
AT WORK ON CRUSADE PLANS
Begin "House Cleaning" Early Is
Suggestion of City
Get up and clean up!
This is the official plea being mado
to all Harrisburg by the Bureau of
Health and Sanitation which is now
laying plans for the gigantic Spring
clean-up May 4 to 10.
And oh, yes, here's something, la
dies, that may interest you—Dr. J. M.
J. Raunick, city health olilcer, this
morning declared that "a cleaner city
is up to the women." And inciden
tally he made the suggestion that the
women of Harrisburg start their
housecleaning this year in time to get
all their rubbage and dirt ready for
the clean-up wagons when they start
on their rounds throughout the city.
"The women, after all," smiled the
health officer, "are the ones who look
after the cleanliness of most of the
homes of this city. And so, it's largelj
up to the ladie*. don't you think? If
they will get their rubbage and cast
off material ready for the wagons, t
will help a lot when May 4 bobs up on
Dr. Raunick Is now at work on his
general clean-up plan. The wagons
will start first in the lower end of the
city and on Allison Hill, gradually
working northward. By suggestion of
the bureau of sanitation several prop
erty owners at the present time are
busy cleaning back yards and alleys
in the Sibletown district and much
of the accumulated rubbage in that
section will be removed before the of
ticial clean-up is begun
Dr. Raunick especially urged this
morning the necessity of removing all
material in which flies or mosquitoes
"One breeding place removed is
worth swatting at ten thousand fu'il
grown flies," is the way the healtn
officer put it
Over 16,000 Sign
Kunkel Petitions For
Supreme Court Judge
More than sixteen thousand voters
of Pennsylvania have signed petitions
for the nomination of Judge George
Kunkel, of Dauphin county, as candi
date for Supreme Court judge.
Additional petitions were filed at the
State Department this afternoon,
making a tcftal of sixty-two counties
now represented by Kunkel petitions.
A large number of papers are still in
the hands of those who have been
circulating them and when all are
received at the headquarters of the
nonpartisan campaign in this city
every county in Pennsylvania will be
represented, some of them by as many
us a half dozen petitions.
By Associated Press
Paris, April 21.—The tenth anni
versary of the Intimate friendly agree
ment between France and Great Bri
tain in international politics is being
Late News Bulletins
CHILDREN SMOTHERED TO DEATH
Trinidad. Colo., April 21. —Three women and a number of children,
possibly ten, were smothered to death ill the fire that swept the Ludlow
tent colony last niglit, according to a statement given out at Union
headquarters. The party had taken refuge in a cave. The statement
in confirmed at the military camp at Ludlow.
GERMAN AMBASSADOR MEETS BRYAN
Washington, April '2l. —Cyunt Von Bcmstorff. the German ambas
sador. conferred with Secretary Bryan this afternoon. He told inquir
ers lie could not discuss his visit, and that lie was without any infor
mation of the" German ship carrying munitions of war to Hucrta at
MISSISSIPPI ON WAY TO VERA CRUZ
Pensacola, Fla., April 21.—The battleship Mississippi with six
hundred murines aboard sailed this morning for Vera Cruz. The war
ship also carried four aviators with their hydroaeroplanes. The tender
Dixie departed last niglit for the Mexican port.
Washington, April 21.—John T. Brew was to-day nominated post
master at Eric, Pa,
Montecarlo, April 21.—General Porflrlo Diaz, formerly Mexican
dictator, has come here to recover from the after-effects or an attack
of grippe. He is accompanied by his wife. He shows great interest In
the news about Mexico and besides reading all available newspapers, re
ceives many private telegrams on the subject. Generul Diaz resolutely
refused to-day to make any comment whatever upon the action of the
United States toward General lluerta.
Washington, April 21.—A well delincd report circulated in official
quarters that American marines already had taken possession of Vera
Cruz to prevent the landing of munitions of war to Hucrta. Secretary
Daniels was asked to confirm It a' he entered the White House. "I can
nay nothing until after the Cabinet meeting." said he.
New York, April 21.—Michael P. Malioney, the aged man who at
tempted to shoot Mayor Mltchel last week, and wounded Cor|ioratlon
Counsel Erank L. Polk, was arraigned to-day to plead to an Indictment
cliarging him with attempted murder in the first degree. It Is likcly
i that Malioney will be committed to an Institution for the criminal in
New York. April 21.—The market closed strong. Oversold condi
tions caused a substantial advance in prices to-day, despite the Mex
ican crisis. Buying of stock went on steadily, although business con
tracted ill the late dealings.
Wall Street Closing.—Chesapeake and Ohio, 53; Lehigh Valley,
134%; Northern Pacific, 109; Southern Pacific, 90%; Union Pacific,
153%; Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, 98 >4; P. It. n., 109%; Read
ing, 161%; New York Central, 88%; Canadian Pacific. 200%: Amal.
Copper, 73%; U. S. Steel, 58 %.
I 12 INCH GUNS IN THE FORWARD
One of the batteries of btjr guns already trained on the Mexican ports
of Tamplco and Vera Cruz, the projectiles of which could pound both sea
ports to pieces Inside of an hour.
DULL MILLIDHS TO
GO TO WIDOW 11
Half Estate Will Be Set Aside For
Income Purposes Under Iron
Speculation as to the disposal of the
$2,000,000 estate of A. J. Dull. Iron
master and contractor, who died April
9, was set at rest to-day.
It became known that the estate,
amounting to about $2,000,000, will be
divided into two parts. Mrs. Dull is
beneficiary of the whole amount, but
it is stipulated that oi.i -haif of it is to
be placed in trust, and that she re
ceive the income, and that at her
death it be divided among nephews
und nieces of the late ironmaster.
To George Weaver, who was Mr.
Dull's secretary, is left the sum of
$2,500, but so far as is known It is
believed that this is the only bequest
other than that mentioned. The
Commonwealth Trust Company and
Mrs. Dull are named as executors.
PROMINENT WRITER DIES
By Associated Press
London, April 21. —Sir Edward
Durning-Lawrence, who attained
celebrity by his two works, "Bacon is
Shakespeare" and "The Shakespeare
Myth," died here to-day, aged 77
HARRISBURG, PA.. TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 21, 1914.
CRIMEAN WAR OATS
RECALLED BY RUSSIAN
Lad Was Abducted by Cossacks 64
Years Ago and Has Just Re
turned to Russia
Many stirring scenes incident to the
Crimean War and soma of the har-!
rowing incidents during the tyrannical •'
reign of Nicholas I, during the dark- l
est period of oppression in Russia, '
were recalled to many Steelton people <
by a letter from far-off Russia this 1
The letter came from Harry Cohen, 1
now nearing the four-score mark in ;
life, and was to his brother, John
Cohen, a prosperous groceryman on
the West Side. The elder brother
begged for some Information of his .
father, mother and younger brothers :
whom he had not seen since he was 14 ■
years old. He requests photos of those i
members of the family who are still <
He will be sent photographs of his <
two younger brothers, John, of Steel- ;
ton, and Israel, now a clothing mer-.<
chant of Middletown. Of his still I
younger brother, father and mother, ■ i
no photos will be sent. It is a long
time since they died. |;
One bright day some sixty-four '
years ago little Harry Cohen, the eld- I
est of a family of four boys, and his ;
brothers were playing in front of his i
father's house in the streets of Pone- 1
vess, in the State of Kovna, Russia. A I
sound of martial music coming down "
the street attracted the boys' atten-l
tion. They scampered to the side or
the road as a company of the dreaded
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For Harrlaburg and vicinity! Fair
to-night, probably light front)
lowrat temperature about 35 de
gree*) Wednesday fair and
For Knatern Pennsylvania) Fair
to-night) probably froatt colder
In Hontheaift portion) Wedneaday
fair, allglitly warmer) moderate
northweaterly wlnda becomlnK
The Jnnlntn and the upper portlona
of the North and Weat brnncliea
will fall to-night and Wednea
day. The lower portion of the
Went llrnneh will remain nearly
ntntlonary to-night and fnll Wed
neaday. The lower North llrnneh
will rlae klowly to-nlKlit and fall
Wedneaday. The main river will
rlae to-night nnd Wedneaday. A
ataee of nliout 10 feet la Indicat
ed for Harrlaburg Wedneaday
morning- A maximum atage of
about 17 feet will occur at
The atnrm that waa over the Sua
quehanna Valley, Monday, la mov
ing off the Northern New England
coant. It cnuaed rain generally
from the l.akea and Ohio Valley
eastward to the Atlantic coaat In
the laat twenty-four houra.
It la 4 to 10 degreea colder In the
Atlantic Slrrttn and In the Upner
Temperatures 8 a. m., BO) 2 p. m., 48,
River St age i 8.8 feet above low
lllghent temperature, 57.
liOnent temperature, 47.
Mean temperature, 52.
Normal temperature. 53.
13 DEAD IN FIGHT
Ludlow Colony in Trinidad, Colo
rado, Presents Scene of Death
By Associated Press
! Trinidad, Colo., April 21.—Thirteen
were believed to be dead and the num
ber of wounded was unknown when
day dawned on the Ludlow battlefield
where yesterday 100 militiamen and
deputy sheriffs fought a battle with
Thioughout the night bodies of
'strikers heavily armed moved from
various coal camps toward Ludlow,
and a renewal of the conflict was ex
pected momentarily. Eighty-seven
militiamen from Lamar and Walsen
burg ordered out last night by General
John Chase, reached the scene of con
flict during the forenoon.
The Ludlow colony presented a
scene of death and desoluation to-day
only four or live of the tents remain
ing standing. Soldiers declare that
quantities of ammunitions were ex
ploded by the blaze that swept the
colony during the night.
I An unidentified man driving a horse
attached to a light buggy, dashed
from the tents waving a white flag,
just after the lire started. When or
dered to halt he is said to have opened
flre with a revolver and was killed by
a return volley from the militia.
Yesterday's battle centered about
thv big trestle of the Colorado and
Southeastern railroad and several
dead were said to be lying along the
tracks behind which the strikers took
War Talk Will Be
Tabled While Speakers
Dwell on Baseball
War talk will be tabled for a time
to-morrow to permit members of the
Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce and
business men to listen to a series of
At the noonday luncheon to be held
in the old Board of Trade rooms Gov
ernor John K. Tener and President
I George M. Gr#ham. of the Trl-State,
will open the campaign in the interest
of the Trl-Stfcte game in Harrisburg.
Advertising la playing a won
derful part In the raising of
food standards because It has
opened the way for distributing
standard brands of assured qual
Article for article, the adver
tised food products are of bet
ter character than the unknown
They are kept to a fixed
standard all the time.
Kood products advertised In
this newspaper are deserving of
confidence; and the stores which
specialize on these brands and
co-operate with the manufactur
ers In giving them distribution
are well worthy of your confi
In a sense the advertising
columns of a reliable newspaper
are a guide to good health.
ROB EAST END MAN
AT POINT OE GUN
Hold Up Victim and Rob Him of
Money; Missed His Gold
Held up by two highwaymen at the
point of a revolver late last night,
Robert Shuey, 22 years old, an em
ploye of the Elliott-Fisher Typewriter
Company, was robbed of $24.40 near
his home at Twenty-flrst and Derry
Shuey was on his way home from
the theater. Stopping to hold a chat
with several friends at Nineteenth and
Derry streets, it was nearly 1 o'clock
when Shuey started to his home. As
he neared the Melrose school building
at Twentieth and Derry streets two
men, one of thent colored, stepped out
und grabbed Shuey. The colored man
thrust a revolver into Shuey's face
and demanded his money. . .
While the colored highwayman cov
ered Shuey his white pjil wept
through the victim's pockets, taking
the $24.40. The highwaymen missed
a gold watch in Shuey's vest pocket.
The hold-up was reported to the
police, but thus far no arrests have
State Delegations of
D. A. R. Meeting Today
Washington, D. C., April 21.—When
the National Society, Daughters of the
American Revolution, met to-day in
Continental Memorial Hall the pros
pects were for a less exciting day than
that which characterized the opening
Yesterday's sessions witnessed sev
eral remarkable scenes. The features
were an attack on a daughter for
wearing the emblem of the Daughters
of the Confederacy together with the
D A. R. insignia, the adoption of reso
lutions pledging the President that the
society's support in event o'f war and
prohibiting the mentioning of contro
versial questions that might cause dis
sension In the ranks of the society,
such as suffrage, liquor or other simi
To-day's session was devoted to the
reading of further committee reports
and to the meeting of State delega
AGED PHILOSOPHER DIBS
New York, April 21.—Word was re
ceived here last night of the death on
Sunday in his mountain cabin near
Mllford, Pa., of Charles Sanford San
tiago Peirce, logician, mathematician
and philosopher. He was 74 years
old and for twenty-seven years had
lived in seclusion to pursue his studies.
His death was due to cancer.
War With Spain Began
16 Years Ago To-day
There has been a strange co
incidence in connection with the
wars participated in by the United
States, live of them having com
menced in the month of April, the
anniversary falling within twelve
days. They were:
War of Revolution, April I#,
Black Hawk Indian war, April
War with Mexico, April 24, 1846.
Civil War, April 12, 1861.
War with Spain. April 31, 1898.
German Vessel Is
For Federal Forces
Ship Reported to Have 200 Field
Guns and Se\eral Million Rounds
of Ammunition on Board; Americans
and Other Foreigners Are Leaving
Mexico; Latest Action of Author
ities Taken Before Congress Ap
proved Resolution Giving Wilson
Power to Use Armed Force in
HVERTA PLANS TO RESIST INVASION
Mexico City, April 21.—General Aureliano Blan
quet, Huerta's minister of war, asked to-day whether
the reserves would be called to the colors, replied:
"In due time, if it should become neces
sary, they will be so called, as will every
citizen in Mexico."
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., April 21.—Orders were sent to Rear Admi
ral Fletcher early to-day to seize the customs house at Vera Cruz
in time to prevent a large shipment of arms for Huerta about to be
landed there from being transported to Mexico City.
The orders did not stipulate when Admiral Fletcher should take
the port but simply left it to his discretion as when to best prevent
Huerta from getting several million rounds of ammunition and 200
field guns from a German steamer about to arrive.
At noon no word, so far as was known had been received here
as to what action Rear Admiral Fletcher had taken.
Secretary Bryan said just before entering the Cabinet meeting
that there was a general exodus of Americans from Mexico City to
Vera Cruz and that many Americans at the latter place were getting
aboard the Ward Liner Esperanza.
Many officials declared they believed Huerta had been playing
for time merely to get in the large shipment of arms which Admiral
Fletcher has been ordered to cut off. As there is no blockade the
American forces cannot seize the munitions until after they have
WILSON APPROVES AMENDMENT
It was made plain at the White House by Secretary Tumulty
that the President approved the resolution as amended by the
Senate foreign relations committee; that the President did not wish
to individualize Huerta because of any personal resentment but
merely to differentiate from the remainder of the Mexican people
with whom the United States has no quarrel.
President Wilson opposed making the resolution too broad for
fear that it might be construed as a declaration of war.
The language of the amendment resolution adopted by the
Senate foreign relations committee is satisfactory to the President
because it specifically disclaims any purpose of making war on
Mexico. The administration expects the House to accept it promptly.
The Cabinet meeting today engaged the President during the
forenoon. Mexico was the chief topic of discussion.
AMPLE AUTHORITY FOR ACTION
Administration officials pointed out that the President had
ample authority for his action to-day without the approval of Con
gress, and that immediate action had been imperative. Momentarily,
officials expected dispatches from the admiral announcing that he had
taken the customs house, and possibly the city.
War Department officials said there was nothing to indicate
necessity for immediate orders for the movement of troops. No
unusual alarm is reflected in border dispatches over anti-American
Secretary Bryan conferred early with Secretary Daniels but
declined to comment on the proposal to seize ammunition en route
to Vera Cruz. Mr. Bryan said he was in uninterrupted corres
pondence with Charge O'Shaughnessy in Mexico City.
The flotilla of fourteen torpedo boat destroyers, under escort
of the scout cruiser Birmingham and the tender Dixie, sailed from
Pensacola yesterday for Vera Cruz.
CONGRESS IN DEBATE
While Congress was debating the
Mexican situation, President Wilson
ordered Rear Admiral Fletcher to
seize the Vera Cruz customsliouse and
prevent Huerta from getting several
million rounds of ammunition and 200
field guns on a German steamer bound
for that port.
The orders went out from Washing
ton early to-day when it become ap
parent that the delay in Congress \\u*
accruing to the advantage of Huerta.
At noon the Cabinw was In session
and so far as was known 110 word
liad been received from Admiral
Fletcher of his action. The orders,
officials said, left to the Admiral's dis
cretion when and how to act. As
there Is no blockade the American
forces could not Interfere with the
German steamer. The orders were to
seize the guns and shells after they
liad landed or to seize the rustoma
ll oust; to prevent their landing and
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