Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, July 02, 1914, Image 1

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    Don't Forget to Hang Out the Stars and Stripes on Independence Day
J .XXXIII— No. 156
Chamber of Commerce
Urges Council to Act in
"Hardscrabble" Matter
Ed. S. Herman in Ringing
Speech Outlines Plan For
Big Improvement
Course of Business Lectures
in Fall; Outing at Ingle
nook Soon
The Harrlsburg Chamber ot Com
merce at a noon luncheon to-day
heartily endorsed the proposal of its
board of directors to ask City Council
to pass an ordinance for the aboli
tion of the Hardscrabble district in
order to bring about the early comple
tion of the River Front Improvements.
The suggestion came as a part of a
ringing speech by Ed. S. Herman,
member of the board of directors, who
said that it is the Intention of that
body to have the activities of the
Chamber continue right through the
heated season. The Chamber also en
dorsed the recommendation of Mr.
Herman, as voicing the sentiments of
the directors, that a series of business
<612.000 DURING YEAR
Personal Property Valuations Will
Be $3,000,000 Above Last
Dauphin county's revenues for the
ensuing year will be approximately
$12,000 above last year as a result of
the increased assessment of personal
taxable property.
Tabulation of the returns from all
the districts has not yet been com
pleted, but it is figured that the addi
tional valuations will total perhaps
Basing the increased revenues from
this sourct alone on the basis of four
mills, the county jniil rate, the results
can be readily understood at a glance.
For several weeks the entire staff
of the county commissioners' office
has been busy computing these re
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Daniels Wants Congress
to Repeal Personel
Act at Next Session
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C.. July 2.—Naval
officers were dismissing with gratifica
tion to-da.v Secretary Daniels' an
nounced determination to urge Con
gress at its next session to repeal the
law of IXH9, known as the personnel
act, under which the "plucking board"
picked fifteen officers for compulsory
retirement this year. Included in the
list of those whose active careers were
ended yesterday by the recommenda
tion of the board were several cap
tains with distinguished records. While
the health of some of the officers
"plucked" had been regarded as some
what unsatisfactory, their condition
was not such as to warrant medical
condemnation. The records of all of
them disclosed, according to Secretary
Daniels, that they were not unfitted
for any naval service from the stand
point of habit, temperatment and pro
fessional ability.
Late News Bulletins
New York. July 2.—Federal Judge Hand to-da.v signed an order ex
tending until July I I the iJ.me for the receiver of the 11. B. Claflin Com
pany to send notice to creditors preparatory to a meeting. The reason
for the extension is the delay In getting ail accounting from the sub
sidiary stores. The creditors' meeting will be lield urobably about
Tuly 21.
Cincinnati. July 2.—Application for a receiver was made In the
the ( lilted States District Court here to-day for the Cincinnati, Hamil
ton and Dayton railroad. The suit was filed on behalf of the Rankers'
Trust Compaii) of New York. The action also requests the foreclosure
of a nierg held by the trust company.
Peeping into the mu/./.lc of a top cannon loaded with gunpowder
when it refused to go off. Charles Miitzahaugli, of 1839 North Sixth
street had a narrow escape from losing the sight or ills left eve when
the powder unexpectedly exploded,
Atlantic City. X. J.. July 2.—The Catholic Kducational Association
at Its closing session to-day adopted a resolution condemning the teach
ing of sex hygiene In HCIIOOIS. The resolution declared such teaching
degraded morals rather than promoted them.
Cincinnati. July 2.—Judson Harmon and Judge Rufus B. Smith
of this city, were to-day appointed receivers ror the Cincinnati, Hamil
ton and Dayton Railroad, application for which was filed in the
United District Court earlier in the day of behalf of the Bankers' Trust
Company of Xew York.
Washington, July 2.—Favorable action was taken to-dav bv the
Senate Banking Committee on the nomination of Adolph C. Miller of
California to be a member of the Federal Reserve Board. The com
mittee later vou-d favorable reports on Charles S. Hamlin, of Boston
and W. P. O. Harding, of Blrmliiffltam, Ala. Votes had not been taken
on Paul M. Warburg, of New York, of Xew York, and Thomas D.
Jones, of Chicago, before luncheon.
Wall Street Closing.—Chesapeake & Ohio. 51: Ijchigli Valley. 135U-
Northern Pacific'. 110: Southern Pacific, 96 V,; I nlon Pacific, 15414 • r S
Steel. BIJf,; C.. M. * St. P., 98V,; P. R. R. |U; Reading, 1#»4: New
\ork Central, H9% ; Canadian Pacific, 193%.
H ißk
' WKB^f
Speaker at Chamber of Commerce
lectures he held In the Fall for the
benefit of members and their em
The River Front endorsement was
made by the unanimous vote of the
more than 100 members present.
Mr. Herman pointed out that while
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City Solicitor and Police Chief Find
Old Law Authorizing
Charged with selling fireworks in
j violation of a law passed in 1721 and
I amended in 1751, two outside dealers
were arrested by James Haines, eon
| stable, to-day. Those arrested were
John Kii-hman, Walnut street near
, Nineteenth, and Ralph Trimmer, State
and Lynn streets. Both are residents
beyond the city line.
Warrants were sworn out by Colonel
\ Joseph B. Hutchison, Chief of Police.
| before Alderman C. 15. Murray, of the
j Third Ward. The men gave bail for
a hearing before the alderman Satur
day morning at 10 o'clock.
In an old law book, City Solicitor
j Daniel S. Seitz and Colonel Joseph B.
i Hutchison, Chief of Police, to-day
I found the law passed in 1751 which
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Three Lives Lost in
Lodging House Fire
By Associated Press
Manchester. X. 11., July 2.—Three
lives were lost early to-day In a fire
which slightly damaged the lodging
| house of Mrs. David Mayo, In North
I Klin street. John Reed was killed
when he disregarded a policeman's
warning and jumped from a third
flooi window. Frederic Caron and
\ Albert Dachance were suffocated in
their rooms on the top floor of the
four-story frame building.
By Associated Press
i New Orleans, La., July 2. Six
thousands baited rat traps to-day did
j silent duty in the Infected zone of this
Icity where they had been placed by
direction of health authorities In their
vigorous campaign to eradicate bu
bonic plague.
Gives Information to District At
torney With Apparent
Authorities Hard at Work on Clue
Which May Clear Up Murder
of Mrs. Bailey
By Associated Press
Freeport, N. V.. July 2.—Two weeks
before Mrs. Louise Bailey was mur
dered in the office of Dr. Edwin Car
man someone called Dr. Carman on
the telephone and threatened ljis life.
With apparent reluctance, and more
than thirty-six hours after the tragedy,
the physician to-day gave this Infor
mation to the district attorney. The
county prosecutor failed to make him
amplify this revelation. Dr. Carman
refused to say whether the threatening
message came from a man or a woman
and remained silent under further
On the strength of this information
detectives continued to work on tlie
theory that the assassin who on Tues
day night broke a window In the doc
tor's office, poked a revolver through
the hole and tired the shot that killed
Mrs. Bailey, a patient, had sought the
doctor's life and not her's.
The authorities, however, decided
not to let their suspicions crystalline
until after the performance of an
autopsy on Jlrs. Bailey's body to-day.
Dr. Carman has served upon many
lunacy commissions 111 Freeport and
the police believe some person who
was committed to an asylum through
his instrumentality sought revenge
and missed his aim.
Dictagraph in House
Investigation of the case yesterday
and last night only served to deepen
the mystery surrounding Mrs. Bailey's
reason for calling upon Dr. Carman
for medical advice when she might
have sought r. physician nearer her
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Imposing Demonstration Marks
Landing of Victims at
Triest, Austria
By Associated Press
Triest, Austria, July 2.—An impos
ing demonstration to-day accompanied
the landing here from the Austrian
battleship Virlbus Unitis of the bodies
of the assassinated Archduke Francis
Ferdinand and his consort, the Duch
ess of Hohenberg. The entire com
munity thronged the shore or took
up positions on board ships in the
harbor at an early hour.
On the San Carlo wharf a large
space had been kept free for the two
catafalques, which were draped In
gold and black. On the left stood the
generals and admirals and other offi
cers of the army and navy with the
commander in chief of the Austro-
Hungarian navy, Rear Admiral Oskar
llansa at their head. On the right
were the governor of the maritime
provinces. Prince Hohenlohe-Schil
lingsfuers and many other state and
municipal officials in brilliant uniforms
covered with decorations. An enor
mous gathering of members of various
societies and deputations representing
shipping commerce and different
tradeß, all the Catholic clergy of Triest
and the clergy of other denominations
had assembled and behind them was
drawn up naval guard of honor,
while the whole square was lined by
The two coffins, shrouded with na
tional flags, were transferred from the
battleship to a barge draped with
black. This wns towed by a tender
to shore amid artillery salutes and
the tolling of church bells.
The guard of honor presented arms
as the coffins were carried to the cata
falques, followed by the members of
the households of the late archduke
and duchess.
The bodies were later taken to the
railway station whence they were con
veyed to Vienna.
Pretty Manicurist
Is Reported Drowned
Kriends of Miss Mabel Early, Worm
leysburg. were excited this afternoon
over a report to the effect that-Miss
Karly who Is spending the summer
at Atlantic City has been drowned in
the sea. ' >ne rumor had It that Miss
Early committed suicide.
Inquiry at the home of H. L. Early,
the girl's father, developed the fact
that no word of any accident had
reached there. Mrs. Karly just re
turned from Atlantic City where she
said her daughter was safe and well.
Miss Early is a manicurist, having
served at the Union Station and Com
monwealth barber shops.
50 Men Narrowly Escape
When Cofferdam Breaks
By Associated Press
Baltimore, Md„ July 2.—Fifty men
employed in constructing a tunnel
along Jones' Falls from Preston street
to Mount Royal avenue narrowly es
caped being drowned early to-day
when the cofferdam at the inouth of
the tunnel at Mount Royal avenue
gave way under the pressure of high
r Right In Tht |y«
Living Cost Increases
10 Per Cent. in 2 Years
Under Wilson's Tariff
Democratic Promises to Reduce Prices All Piffle; Food
stuffs Higher All Along Line Say Reputable Dealers;
Meats, Fish, Vegetables, and Fruits Mount in Value.
It was in 1912—remember, Mr.
Harrisburger that the Democratic
campaign speech-makers in their ef
forts for the "psychological" Mr. Wil
son said:
"Put the Democrats in power and
the cost of living will come down. We
will reduce the tariff. Then see how
much farther your dollar will go."
Remember? But of course you do!
Some how or other, however, prices
of food stuffs seem just about as high
as ever hereabouts and just out of
curiosity a Telegraph reporter drop
ped in on several reputable dealers
yesterday to learn exactly how prices
Dr. Swallow Says Fountain Is Noi
Dedicated to Such Lucky
That the Swallow-Robins drinking
fountain to be dedicated In Pennsboro
tow-nshlp near Camp Hill this evening
is for the use of man, horse and dog,
is declared In the information invita
tion 16 the dedication issued by Dr.
S. C. Swallow. That it is NOT for the
use of dogs carried In women's arms
In place of babies Is set forth with
equal emphasis.
The fotintuin, which is of bronzed
iron, twelve feet high and contains a
trough for horses, a lower trough for
dogs and an automatic sanitary drink
ing fountain, will be unveiled with
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Canadian Steamer Goes
Ashore With Hundred
Passengers on Board
Montreal. July 2.—The Canadian
Pacific Railway Steamer Assinibola,
with 100 passengers aboard, went
ashore early to-day at Bad Neighbor
Shoal, Cove Island, Georgian Bay.
News of the grounding reached the
offices of the Marconi Wireless Tele
graph Company here from the radio
station at Sault Bte Marie, Ont.
In communicating the ship's plight,
the wireless operator on the boat said
It was thought the Assinibola could
back oft as she was swinging and
there were eleven fathoms of water
under her stern. Her forepeak Is
leaking slightly. The weather this
morning was calm and foggy.
The steamer Manitoba was called to
the assistance of the stralnded vessel,
although it was said she is In no
The Assiniboia was bound from
Sault Ste Marie- to Fort Mcls'lcolL.
to-day compared with the prices of
1912 when all that "we'll lower the
price of living" guff was being hand
ed out by the Woodrow Wilson cam
Anil yesterday this is what the deal
ers said:
Tile cost of living has increased
more than 10 per eent. all along the
line since t»l2.
Market buyers find they must pay
live dollars for the food which in IUI2
cost a little above four dollars.
Here are the figures furnished by
Guy S. Vogt. meat and produce deal
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higher Body Quotes From Opinion
of President Judge; "Bung
ling Legislation
In substantially the saino language
used by President Judge George Kun
kel, the trial judge, the Supreme Cotjrt
of Pennsylvania yesterday afternoon
affirmed the decision of the senior
judge of Dauphin county in which the
latter held valid the election of four
I years ago whereby Pottsville. was In
| corporated as a third class city of
The proceedings to have the election
declared invalid were brought in the
name of the Commonwealth, ex rel..
John C. Hell. Attorney General, against
the city of Pottsville. I<\ Pierce Morti
mer, mayor; Harry K. Pnrtz, con
troller. and the city councllmen and
The objection raised was that the
Court of Quarter Sessions issued the
order to hold the election as provided
by the act of April 15, 1907, whereas.
llt was contended, this order should
have been Issued by the borough coun
cil. under the act of May 2H, 1907.
After reciting the history of the case
and referring to the passing of the two
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Trans-Atlantic Crews
Defeat English Rivals
Henley on Thames, Eng.. July 2.
The three transatlantic elght-oared
crews—the Union Boat Club of Bos
ton, Harvard University second eight
and Winnipeg, Canada, defeated their
English rivals early to-day In the race
fotr the grand challenge eup, the
chief event of the royal regatta. The
only heat remaining to be decided
this afternoon was that between Jesus
College, Cambridge, and the
Bowing Club of Germany. In the
semi-finals to-morrow Harvard meets
Winnipeg and Boston meets the win
der of the Maycnce-Jesus race.
Contractor Declares There's Noth
ing in Sight Now to Interfere
With Rapid Progress
"We shall linl.sli the river wail, steps
and granolithic walk lieforc Christinas
comes again" was the confident state
ment of Cliarles I>. Stucker, of tin;
Stacker Brothers Construction Com
pany, to-day.
He based this statement upon ordi
nary weather conditions and the fact
that remarkable headway has been
made upon the. important river front
Improvement during the season thus
"We have a pride in this work," said
Mr. Stucker. "and are anxious that it
Shall be finished in good shape and to
the satisfaction of the people as soon
as possible. There have been some
complex problems, but 1 can see
nothing in sight now to interfere with
a rapid prosecution of the undertaking
from Iron alley to Seneca street. As
a matter of fact, the work has been
practically finished from Iron alley to
the Reading Railroad bridge over the
Susquehanna river and gangs are now
pushing along between Harris Park
and Market street. Much of the fill
ing has been completed in that section
and we can make better headway than
was the case last summer."
To Hullti Foot Walk
It will be pleasant news to the
downtown people to hear that an order
has been given to construct a foot
walk across the roadway leading from
the river at Paxton street which will
connect the two sections of the river
steps between Harris Park and the
section south of the Reading Railroad
bridge. This will make possible a con
tinuous walk from one end of the city
to the other, as there doubtless will
be a similar walk over the roadway
near the Market street bridge.
Perhaps the most remarkable head
way has been made on the work from
the "Hardscrabble" district northward.
On one day twenty-eight stringers of
the steps were Installed and yesterday
afternoon eighteen were put In place,
which would have meant a still higher
record for the whole day. A large
force of men is engaged in construct
ing the foot wall at the base of the
steps and by the middle of July work
on the placing of the steps upon the
stringers will be commenced in the
northern section of the city. It is
possibe to construct from 100 to 120
feet of steps per day.
It is the expectation of the con
tractors to start two step gangs at
('aider street not later than July 15.
This is made possible by the rapid
filling going on at that point by the
use of a steam shovel. This shovel is
transferring all the filling material
between the water line and the steps
to the low places between the stringers
and the slope. This is particularly
good filling material because it is wet
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f~ ' \
The Harrisburg merchants will
In practically every Instance close
their stores all day Saturday next.
July 4. For the accommodation of
the public the stores will be kept
open Friday evening, July 3, until
the usual closing time of Saturday.
V- -J
Don't forget to have the Telegraph
sent you while you are away.
You will have plenty of time to
digest Its happenings.
The cost Is just the same as when
you are home. Six cents a week.
A Postal addressed to the Circula
tion Department will bring you the
next Issue.
President Begins Series of Meetings
With Heads of "Big
"Psychnlogiral Oppression" Will
Be 1 Discussed During Next
l ew Weeks
Py Associated Press
Washington, P. • July 2. —J. P.
Mo reran and President Wilson harl
nearly an hour's conference to-day atJ
the White House oil general business
It was the first of a series of talks
the President plans to have in tho
near future with the captains of in
dustry and finance, learning their"
views and giving his own, on the In
dustrial and financial situation of tins
country as well as measures in. Con
gress. ' t
White House officials said the con
ference between the President anil
Mr. .Morgan had been just a friendly,
discussion of the general subject.
Mr. Morgan refused to disclose w'hut
had taken place.
"There is absolutely nothing I can
j say." said he.
Next week 1 tie President will liavo
[an informal conference with
| Kord ilie Dell Oil iiituiufaclui er, who
will be entertained at luncheon at tho
White House It was said I lie Piesi
denl had invited Mr. Kord.
\ Isll Surprises Many
Officials close to the President. Bant
Mr Wilson woulu lake such an op
portunity lo outline Ins views to tlirt
heads of "lug business" iu person. Mr.
Moigans engagement was more DP,
less of a surprise lo those who ham
observed the course the President ban
taken since he entered the Whitw
House in having conferences wltli
captains ot industry. It had been
pointed out that Mr. Wilson was re
ceiving tile big businessmen of the
country less frequently than Ids pre
decessors, In lact had not been ask
ing their advice at all on legislation
attecling business, as many other
Presidents have done. When the cur
rency bill was in passage through
Congr<|ps, the President even declined
to receive some members of the Mor
gan firm.
White House officials said to-day
Itliat one of the features which hart
entered Into public discussion of the
Administration's trust legislation pol
icy and what the President had char
acterized as a "psychological depres
sion" caused by a campaign to halt
the trust hills in Congress, was an
inference that Mr. Wilson did not
care to meet the big businessmen oC
Ihe country face to face, and discuss
with them personally tho issues In
which they are so vitally interested.
By a series of informal conferences
with leaders of industry and finance*
of which those with Mr. Morgan ancj
Mr. Poril will be the first. It Is tha
Idea to show that the President i«
approaching the subject with an operi
mind, willing to hear the views of big
business first-hand and outline his
own views In return.
Although there are other subjects
interesting Mr. Morgan at present, li*
which the government has a part, iq
was said to-day's talk was to be «
personal one on business. The Inters
state Commerce Commission's repora
on its investigation of financial affairs)
of the New Haven Railroad is nearly!
ready for submission to the Senata
and the time is drawing near to Julj
io. the date which President Wilson
and Attorney General Mcßeynolds
have agreed upon tiling the anti-trust
suit for the dissolution of the
Haven merger, unless the Massachu
setts Legislature takes certain anion
which is necessary to a dissolution
and which has been recommended bj|
the Attorney General and Chairman
Elliott, of the New Haven board,
Whether those subjects were to enter
into to-day's conference waa no!
For llarrlxhuric and vlrlnltyi Fair
(o-nlKht and Friday) moderate
For Faatern Pennsylvania i Fair
to-night and Friday, not mnrh
rlinni&e In temperature! light
nf»t rinds.
The main river will rlur allfflrlly
or remain nearly stationary to
night and Friday.
A stage of about 1.7 feet la fnrll
<-a ted fur Harrlshurg Friday
Temperature i « a. m.. 67.
Sun rlaeai 4i40 a. m.| art*, 7iH7
p. m.
Moon i Full moon. July 7, Pa. m.
Hlver Mauri 1.0 feet abore low
water mark.
"Vesterday'a Weather
lllKheat temperirture, 71.
I.nweat temperature. W,
Mean temperature, 84.
iNormal temperature, 73.
Burglars! Help!
This season of the year is the
harvest time for the burglar
and petty thief.
Houses are locked up and peo
ple are away.
There are many devices and
alarms by which protection can
be assured.
They are for sale tn the local
Some arc quite simple and in
Consult the advertising col
umns of the Telegraph for the
names of the merchants who
carry these things and see that
the house Is properly safeguard