Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, August 12, 1918, Page 10, Image 10

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French Advance Nearer to Important
Point of Roye; Take Armancourt
and Tilloloy, Field Marshal Haig
Reports; Germans Attack
Lihons, but Are Repulsed
By Associated Press
OTANDING before the
Noyon line, the Germans,
reinforced by reserves, are
fighting bitterly to stop the
allied advance and prevent
a probable disaster to their
arms. South of the Somme
the British have slowed up,
but around Noyon the
French continue to press on
for good gains.
Heavy counterattacks are:
being made by the Germans:
against the British front,
from east of Morlancourt
to the vicinity of Lihons,
west of Chaulnes. Field
Marshal Haig's men appar
ently have made little prog
ress in the last twenty-foiiV.
hours, but their pressure
has not slackened.
On the southern end of the battle-'
field the French have carried out an
average advance of two miles on a 1
front of about 15 miles and threat-j
en seriously the German hold on
Roye. Lassigny and Xoyon. Here also
the German resistance is growing
Apparently the German command
is determined for the moment to
make the allies figh: hard for fur
ther gains. Meanwhile, however, the
retirement from the southern end of
the front continues and the Ger
mans' attempt to stand may be oniy
for the purpose of preventing the
:omplete. rout of General Von Hut
ier's army which retreated from the'
Montdidier salient early Saturday. |
Aviators report heavy movement of
troops and transports toward the
German attacks have been strong)
and repeated around Lihons. The
enemy forced his way into the west
ern side of the village but late, was
driven out. The British positions
were maintained aiter hard fighting.;
Seemingly the German purpose here!
is to protect the rai.road junction at I
Chaulnes through which all the!
troops from the Roye region must I
(Continued l'rom Pir—t I'uge)
check the French,efforts to envelop!
the enemy's positions at Lassigny. I
There has been an enemy effort,
which has met with a measure of
success, to hold the northern flank'
of the line lirmly while the Allies
have pushed eastward in the direc-1
tion of Feronne and Ham. On the 1
southern end of the front the Ger-!
mans have been unable so far to do,
more than slow down the progress'
of the French.
French Kcach Amoral
In this sector an important ad-j
vance is leported in the fact that the!
French have reached Antoval, on!
the crest of the hills west of Hibe-1
court. In the German drive early j
in June the fall of Antoval proved!
fatal to French hopes to hold the!
"" valley of the Oise, as well as the for-!
est of Carlepont, on the east bank.
If Antoval is lirmly held by the
French, the German lines along the
Oise, it seems are in danger and if
the French continue to gain the
enemy's retirement from territory
held along the eastern bank of the!
rivet may be forced.
Reports would appear to indicate!
the iine where the present heavy I
fighting is going on is not too one!
upon which the Germans have de-1
cided to stand definitely on the de-j
tensive. On the contrary, the pres- 1
ent light appears to have reached |
the stage piesented three weeks ago|
when the Germans made a stand!
along ti-.o ourcsq river and cne
heights of Fere-de-Tardenois. Thisl
stand, it developed, was for the pur-'
pose of permitting the enemy to get:
his artillery out of danger and re
move stores from the threatened re
gion, so far as possible.
Savage Fighting Ahead
The coming day or two probably
will be marked by savage lighting,
especially on the south, where the
continued progress of the French
would weaken the whole German po
sition, if it does not turn the flank
of the Noyon-Nesles line, which ap
pears, may be the first defensive
front upon which the enemy may
elect to stand.
The front as it stands to-day, runs
in a generally straight line from the
Somme southward to Tilloloy, where
it begins to curve eastward until it
reaches the Oise. The high ground
on the north is proving difficult of
capturb by the allies, while to the
south heavy forces of German re
serves are. reported coming into the
75,000 Prisoners Allies' Total
Paris reports unofficially that 40,-
000 prisoners have been taken since
Thursday morning. This brings the
total number of Germans captured
In Marshal Foch's two great drives
up to 75,000. The number of guns
so far taken by the allies in the two
offensives totals almost 1,000.
George W. Rheam. a draftee from
Johnstown, who was taken to the
Harrisburg Hospital following an ill
ness on the train while en route to
camp, wag reported last night to be
almost recovered, and he expect* to
go on to his training camp soon.
pass. However, the railroad is at no
point more than three miles from the
allied line from northwest of Chaul
nes to southwest of Roye, the most
important section of the line from a
German standpoint. By striving to
hold the British, the Germans alsc
protect the pocket, which was be
ginning to grow unsafe, between the
Somme and Arras.
All the railroad lines leading out
of Roye now are within easy cannon
range of allied guns and French
troops are at Andechy. three miles
to the west, and within less than
four miles from the southwest where 1
they have crossed the last barrier of 1
hills. Lassigny , between Roye and
Noyon, is within two and one-half
miles of the French on the west and
south. It is an important position.
South of Noyon the French are
fighting their way up the Oise and
are within five miles of the town.
Noyon is important not only in its
relation to the present battle line,
but to the German position eastward
toward Rheims and the enemy is
fighting desperately to stay the
French advance toward it. The fall
of Noyon undoubtedly would compel
a rearrangement of the enemy line
Unofficially, the allies have taken
40,000 prisoners and seven hundred
guns. the beginning of the Ger
man offensive on the Marne, four
weeks ago to-day, the enemy has lost
nearly 75,000 prisoners and over 1,-
200 guns.
Berlin reports t..e lighting as grow
ing more bitter and says that Sun
day all allied efforts failed. One
German newspaper calls the present
battle the "first serious defeat of th j
war." |
Between Soissons and Rheims the
Germans apparently are prepared to
hold fast and the French and Amer
icans are making no attack in force.
The German artillery rfire has been
much heavier. Enemy preparations
for an attack Sunday were stopped
by American artillery fire. The first
American field army has been or
ganized with five corps under com
mand of General Pershig.
Lenine and Trotzky, rulers of Rus
sia since last November, according to
German sources, have fled from Mos
cow to the naval base of Kronstadt
near Petrograd. There is no con
firmation from other sources. Fear
ing a reign of terror by the social
revolutionists the German ambassa
dor at Moscow is fleeting to Pskov,
within the German lines in Esthcnia.
New "Peace Offensive"
Reported by Berlin
Amsterdam. Aug. 12.—A new "peace
1 offensive" has been started at Munich,
according to the Tageblatt of Berlin,
j Prof. F. L. Quidde, of Vienna, Prof.
Heinrich Lammasch. of Dudapest.
and Bishop Franknei, of the Roman
j Catholic Church in Hungary, have re
quested the general secretary of the
: Interparliamentary Union at Chris
i tiania to suggest to the Interparlia
-1 mentary groups of the belligerent
countries that three representatives
be appointed by a secret ballot from
' each belligerent for the purpose of
j exchanging views on peace proposals.
Fifth Ward Evidence In;
Mistrial Plea Is Refused
West Chester, Aug. 12.—The Fifth
j ward, Philadelphia, trial was re-
I sumed to-day by direction of Judge
i Hause, who ruled that the attempt
1 to influence two of the jurymen was
not sufficient cause for a mistrial.
He conferred with the jurors and
counsel for both sides in the case.
Rebuttal and sur-rebuttal testimony
vias soon in, and at noon Assistant
District Attorney Taulane, of Phila
] Uelphia, began the opening address
j to the jury.
United States Senator Penrose was
: not called as a witness.
Washington, Aug. 12.—An efTort by
1 Senator Kirby, of Arkansas, to amend
the administration manpower bill so
I as to extend the draft ages from 21
to 15 inclusive, instead of 18 to 45
as proposed, failed to-day in the Sen
ate Military Committee by an over
; whelming vote. Senator Kirby an
nounced that he would renew his ef
fort when the bill reached the floor.
L> \ /d HIS RULE
¥ The Delin-
C dm Q uent —* always
k try to meet men
A half way.
The Creditor—
And I've noticed
m B that you meet
P your liabilities
•'' only about half
r.H TOm
' ——
The umpire 1 S 1 I j
leads a Jolly - AkJ
Each mora he
says. Adieu,
dear wife. W
If Tm not 4*o4)* fcc J
In time for y
Come over to iSr /\
the morgue 1 / /\
— 525 N
(Continued From First Page)
port to W'as'iington and Lieu
tenant Colonel Nielsen, while
declaring no action had as yet
been taken, said he would take
up the matter .while in Wash
ington this week and it is rumor
ed that the closing of all drink
ing places is in prospect.
Federal Officer Charges
City Detective Murnane
With Aggravated Assault
! John Murnane, city detective, is
! charged in a warrant sworn out to
! day before Alderman* Hilton with
j aggravated assault and battery and
! with interfering with a United States
1 officer in performance of his duty.
I The case grew out of an assault
I which Murnane made upon Officer
Samuel W. Looker, of the Mifldle
town ordnance depot force, while
Looker was bringing two disorderly
workmen to jail in Harrisburg Sat
urday night.
Looker, who is regarded as one
of the lyost reliable men on the
Middletown job, tells this story of
the oceyrrenee and says he means to
push the case against the Harrisburg
officer to the limit.
Trouble In Restaurant
The men in looker's charge were
arrested by Ix>oker and another of
ficer and upon order of Lieutenant
L. E. Melvin, Looker started with the
pair for the Dauphin county Jail, the
warrant having been sworn out for
a hearing to-day before Alderman
Hilton, of this city.
On the way to town in a govern
ment automobile one of the pris
oners expressed a desire for a sand
wich before being taken to jail and
in order to accommodate him Look
er stopped at a Market street res
taurant where both prisoners ate a
lunch and when two checks were
turned over to them the prisoner,
who had first asked for something to
eat, paid both. Discovering that he
had paid for both he asked for part
of his money back and Looktpr was
adjusting the difference, it is alleged,
when Murnane appeared.
Challenging the authority of
Looker'to take the men to Jail, he
asked for the commitment and as
Looker placed his hand in his
pocket for the paper it Is charged
Murnane pulled a blackjack upon
him and st'uck him violently over
1 the jaw, which is badly swollen to
-1 day and may be fractured.
• Murnane. It is said, was evidently
considerably under the influence of
liquor. At least his manner is said
to have indicated as much.
After some argument. during
which lasoker recovered sufficiently
I from the blow to take his prisoners.
! who ht 1 not stirred, to the govern
! ment automobile waiting outside.
, Murnane, it Is said, followed and
jumped on the running board as the
machine got under way, in charge of
Amos Barr, a government driver. At
the courthouse Murnane protested
that the men had to be taken to
the police station before going to
jail and, grabbing the steering wheel,
tan the car up over the curb, almost
against the wall of the courthouse,
endangering pedestrians and violat
ing tne traffic laws.
To quiet the boisterous detective
the party agreed first to go to the
police station where Murnane is
said to hc.ve tried to free the two
prisoners, telling them that the gov
| ernment officer had no authority to
I hold them. The men had sense
enough not to attempt to leave and
I after Looker had showed his com
! mttment to Lieutenant Page, who
: was in charge, he was allowed to re-
Imove the prisoners to Jail.
Lieutonunt Discourteous
! "You would-be officers take your
' prisoners and get out of here. Next
' time wear something to show your
'authority and you may not get into
! trouble. Why do you always take
'• ~r cases to Alderman Hilton?"
i l. eutenant Page asked.
I Looker explained that his revol
| ver holster had been torn in the
I scrimmage when the men were ar-
I rested and that he had left his coat
I at Middletown in order to he free to
handle the men if they became dis
orderly. He. however wore his uni
form shirt, regulation police cap.
trousers and puttees. Nobody seeing
him could have failed to recognizs
his rank.
Looker appeared hefor Alderman
Hilton to-day against the prisoners
and they both pleaded guilty and
were fined 110 each, with costs.
The charges against Murnane were
then made and Major Gray, the of
ficer in charge at Middletown. re
quested District Attorney Stroup to
take the testimony. Witnesses at
once were called to testify to the
facts as above set forth and the ar
rest will be made s soon as officers
can get into touch -with Murnane.
May Close the Town
It Is said on reliable authority that
the Army officers at MM diet own are
much displeased "wtth the treatment
they have received tct the hands of
the local police departrrtent. Boot
legging has been permitted on a
scale that has been very noticeable
and on Saturday night In particular
large numbers of intoxicated soldiers
were to be seen about the streets.
These men started trouble on the
street cars, and it is said were re
sponsible for starting the trouble
which resulted in the arrest of the
two workmen whom Looker was
bringing to Harrisburg. In addition
men from Middletown and New
Cumberland have been sold vile
whisky In Harrisburg and have gone
back and raised disturbances on the
The government rule provides
that all saloons may he closed with
in a five-mile radius of government
work, and while the men in charge
at Middletown and New Cumberland,
which are in the fH'e-mile zone, have
been reluctant to take this radical
action, it was said to-day that as a
result of the occurrences of Satur
day night it would not be surprising
if every liquor-selling place within
the five-mile limit, including this
city, were closed by government de
cree. Absolute lack of 00-operation
by the local police department is
charged by Army officers responsible
for good order on the government
reservations and they are highly in
Friends of Murnane said in his de
fense to-day that they never knew
him to drink, that he is of steady
habits and must have<lost his head
in the racket Saturday night. They
did notbell eve he was under the in- :
fluence of liquors I
{Continued Prom First Page)
set Academy, and in 1851 entered Jef
ferson College at Canonsburg, Penn- '
| By I\ania. After two years at Jeffffer- ]
son he left to enter Yale but his
health prevented him from becom
ing a student there. He previously
taught in the county schools at New
Centerville and Somerset. At the
boys' school in Somerset where he
taught in 1853 he had as his pupllA
George F. Baer. president of the
Reading railroad; Rear Admiral Pick
ing. and Major John R. Edie. He
read law in the office of General Wil
liam H. Koontz. and was admitted
to the Somerset county bar at the
November term. 1555. He formed a
partnership with Daniel Weyand and
business was conducted under the
firm name of Weyand and Meyers.
Journalist In West
Before his admission to the bar
and while yet a minor, Mr. Meyers
spent a year in Illinois where he en
gaged in Journalism meeting such
eminent men as Lincoln and Doug
las. In August. 185". he moved to
Bedford, Pa., where he became editor
of the Bedford Gazette. He was also
admitted to the Bedford county bar
and continued his practice. In 1868
he became editor of the Daily and
Weekly Patriot at Harrisburg. which
during the time of his editorial di
rection. was the leading Democratic
organ of the state. He edited the
two publications until 1873 when he
sold the Gazette and moved to Har
risburg. devoting his entire time to
the publication of the Patriot.
Founded the Evening Stnr
In 1851 he sold the Patriot, and (
purchased the Independent, and |
formed a consolidation of the two
later newspapers, the Star and the
Independent, under the name of Star-
I Independent. In 1912 he formed a
company to take over this publication
and retired from active direction.
T' e Star-Independent continued under
this management until 1917 when it
was purchased by the Telegraph and
was consolidated with this news
Prominent In Public I.lfe
In politics Mr. Meyers was a Dem
ocrat and has been honored with
many important offices. He was elect
ed as a member of the General As
sembly from Bedford county in 1863.
In 1870 he was elected to a seat in
Congress from the Sixteenth district,
which comprised Adams, Bedford,
Franklin, Fulton and Somerset coun
ties. In 1895 he was a candidate for |
the office of state treasurer.
Appointed by President Grover
Cleveland he held the office of post
master of Harrisburg in 1887, remain
in office five years. Three years
of this term were under President
Harrison. He was state printer from
1874 to 1877. In 1864 'he was dele- ]
gate to. the National convention that
nominated General McClellan; he was
district delegate to the convention
that nominated General Hancock in
1880; and delegate-at-large to the]
convention that nominated Grover
Cleveland in 1884. In 1596 he was
delegate-at-large to the convention
that nominated William J. Bryan and
in 1904, delegate to the national con-
I vention that nominated Alton B. Par
er. He was treasurer of the Demo
cratic state comrpittee for three
j terms.
His Business Interests
As a businessman, in addition to
his newspaper and law interests, he
was identified with these other busi
ness interests:
Wilkes-Barre Electric Street Rail
way system, of which he was the
founder; Citizen Passenger Railway
Company of Harrisburg, of which he
was president; Central Pennsylvania
Traction Company of Harrisburg, of
which he was vice-president; Colum
, bia and Montour Electric Railway
Company, of which he was presi
dent; Carlisle and Mt. Holly Electric
Railway Company, of which he was
president; Brelsford Packing and
Storage Company of Harrisburg, of
which he was president, and the
United Telephone Company, of which
he was a-director.
He was a warden and member of
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church,
was for years a member of the Board
of Missions of the Diocese of Cen
tral Pennsylvania and a member of
the standing committee of the Dio
cese of Harrisburg. He was. a thirty
second degree Mason.
Mr. Myers' tastes were decidedly
literary. He wrote much for news
papers and periodicals, mostly under
a non de plume and was the author of
"A Drama of Ambition," and other
pieces of verse.
He married .April 4, 1854, Susan
C. Koontz, a daughter of Jacob
Koontz and sister of General William
H. Koontz.
Mr. Myers is survived by the fol
lowing children and grandchildren:
Mrs. B. F. Africa, a daughter, re
siding at 11 North Front street;
William K. Meyers, a con, residing
in this city, and Harry, another son,
living in Philadelphia. The grand
children are: J. Simpson Africa,
now at the U. S. Marine Cprps O. T.
C. at Quantico, Va.; B. Meyers,
Africa; Mary Elizabeth Meyers, Wtn
| il'red Meyers, William K. Meyers,
J Jr., Berjamin Meyers Mumma,, of
I New York City; Meredith Meyers, of
| Lewistown; Benjamin F. Meyers, Jr.,
! Mt. Vernon, N. Y., and Mrs. Suzanne
! Simpson, Mt. Vernon, O.
| Jacob Meyers, great grandtather
I of Benjamin F. Meyers, was a native
; of Lancaster, now Lebanon county,
and in about 1785 purchased a
tract of wild and unsettled land in
the region of what is now the bor
ough of Meyersdale, Somerset coun
ty. He did not settle here but sent
his sons. Christian, Jacob, Henry and
John, to look after the property. All
these sons settled on farms cleared
from this purchase.
John Meyers, the deceased man's
grandfather, was a farmer and miller
following these occupations through
out the active years of his life. He
married a Miss Dickey, whose father
came from the North of Ireland and
they reared a large family.
Michael D. Meyers, father of the
late Mr. Meyers, was born in 1809,
in Somerset county, and died in 1867.
He was educated in the township
schools and followed the occupation
of farmer from which he derived a
comfortable livelihood. He was
prominent in politics. He married in
1832, Sarah SchaiT, a descendant of
Jacob Schaff, a large landowner in
Somerset county.
Further details of Mr. Meyers' ac
tivities and life work will be found
! on the editorial page of this issue.
Mexican Bandits Cause
Train Wreck; 66 Killed
By Associated Press
El Pano, Tex., Aug. 12.—Twenty-six
passengers and forty soldiers of the
train guard of fifty men were killed
and seventy soldiers and civilians
wounded when the north bound train
on the Mexican Central railroad was
held up at Consuelo, Chihuahua, 60
miles south of Chihuahua City, Mex
ico, Saturday, according to word re
ceived here to-day. The bandits were
Villa followers. The dead were
stripped of their clothing and valu
A military train carrying a strong
force of soldiers was rushed to the
* I
—i ■ I II l I '! . '
Nikolai Lenine, premier of Russia and Leon Trotzky, foreign minister
in his cabinet, are the two leaders of the Bolsheviki. They overthrew the
provisional government. Lenine has long been suspected of being in the
pay of the Germans. Trotzky was employed on a New York Jewish daily
newspaper several months ago at sl2 per week.
Treated by Middletotvn Ordnance Depot Friends, He Eats
19 Ice Creams, Drinks 14 Bottles of Pop to Celebrate
His Birthday
"Are you alright, John," bayed a
multitude of his workmen friends at
the Middletown ordnance depot this
morning, when John Martin showed
up at the usual time.
"Sure," whooped the popular lad,
licking his lips with a caressing ton
gue. "You didn't think a little thing
like that was going to # upset me,
did you?"
The ordnance employes, as a unit,
showed their appreciation for the
champion ice cream eater of this
vicinity with loud guffaws, but
chances are that he may never
again have so luscious a birthday
(Continued From First Page)
fate of the crews of the
other vessels.
The Penistone and the
Herman Winter were sent
down in the vicinity of
Georges aßnk, off the Mas-,
sachusetts coast, where a
submarine came to the sur
face Sunday in the midst ofj
a fleet of American fishing
vessels, nine of which were
| destroyed.
It was" Just three weeks ago yes
terday that a submarine made its
appearance off the Massachusetts
coast in the second raid of submersi
bles in American waters since the
United States entered the war. A tug
and three barges were destroyed by
gun fire. The submarine next was
heard from off the coast of Nova
Scotia where several steamers and
sailing vessels were sunk.
In the meantime a second U-boat
appeared off the Virginia coasts, de
stroying the American tank steamer
O. B. Jennings, the Diamond Shoal
lightship oft Hattersa, N. C„ and other
craft. In some quarters the view was
held to-day that the submarine ac
counted for all vessels attacked off
New England and that in all prob
ability it was the one which has
been operating in the north. Some
officials, however, held that possibly
a third submersible had come to this
side of. the Atlantic.
Later reports to the Navy Depart- ,
ment revealed that the dispatch re
lating to the Herman Winter had been
garbled in transmission. The coast
ing steamer Herman Winter had re
ported that a flsfcing schooner had
been sunk on Sunday'off the Massa
chusetts coast. The name of the
craft was not given.
All of -the members of the Syd
land's crew were rescued.
The auxiliary schooner Albert
Black, owned at Portland, Me., was
one of the fishermen attacked by a
German submarine off Georges
Bank Saturday. Captain Granville
Johnson reported upon arrival here
to-day that several shells were fired
at his craft at 9 o'clock yesterday
morning, one of which struck close
by. The submarine was three miles
away and was firing at other boats.
• With the aid of all her sails and
auxiliary power, the schooner es
caped unharmed, with her crew of
Nantucket. Mass., Aug. 12. —The
sinking of the British steamer Pen
istone by ar German submarine off
Georges Bank was reported here
The Penistone, a vessel of about
1,000 tons gross, apparently was
sunk by the same U-boat that de
stroyed nine fishing schooners Sat
urday. First reports made no ref
erence to the crew's safety and gave
no details of the attack.
An Atlantic Port, Aug. 12.—Sixty
fishermen, including the crew of
nine fishing schooners sunk by a
German submarine off Georges Bank,
are afloat in dories in the Atlantic
ocean, according to word brought
here early to-day by four survivors
of the attack rescued by the auxiliary
schooner Helen Murley.
According to the rescued fishermen
a fleet of thirty sailing vessels was
attacked by the submarine, several
making their escape before the sub
marine could make ready to sink the
ships. The attack took place late
Saturday night, the fishermen re
XantucKct, Mass., Aug. 12.—Nine
fishing schooners were sunk off,
Georges Bank yesterday by a Ger
man submarine, a naval scout boat
which put in here last night re
The scout boat picked up word of
the raid from the auxiliary fishing
schooner Helen Murley which had
.rescued four survivors and was tak
ing them to New Bedford.
Fast naval scoutboats followed by
six auxiliary fishing schooners, sail
ed at once from this port to pick up
other survivors.
Georges Banks are sixty miles off
this Island.
An Atlantic Port. Aug. 12.—A
British merchant steamer was sunk
Saturday was the nineteenth anni
versary of John's arrival on this busy
sphere, and being well liked, all his
friends treated, so that between the
hours of 5 and 6.30 p. m. John con
sumed fourteen ice cream cones and
twenty-three pretzels. Feeling a bit
resilient with this starter, more
friends came along and John was en
ticed to the extent of five plates of
the subtile, salubrious, solacing,asali
vating stuff; mixed, tifty-tifty, vanilla
and chocolate. Following this, more
kind friends Joined in and to show
his good fellowship John entertained
a matter of fourteen bottles of pop,
hand-running, whereupon the party
broke up as John still looked thirsty.
recently off the north Atlantic coast,
according to the second officer of the
German submarine which sent nine
fishing scnooners to the bottom off
George's Banks Saturday and Sun
day. This report was given mem
bers of the crew of the Kate Palmer,
a fishing schooner, when they were
taken aboard the, U-boat, prior to
the destruction of their vessel. The!
fishermen did not learn the name ofj
the Britisher, but were informed she;
had two smokestacks.
The fishermen were brought here!
early to-day aboard the auxiliary j
schooner Heien M. Murley, after i
having been set adrift in a dory •
shortly before nightfall by the sub-1
marine's commander. They reported j
that probably sixty fishermen were j
cast adrift in small boats after the j
U-boat's attack upon the fleet. Naval'
and'marine men expected, hoWever, I
lhat most of these soon would bci
picked up. •
The aew of the Palmer reported'
that probably thirty sailing vessels;
were in the immediate vicinity utj
the time of the attack. They said'
they heard firing all day Saturday
from 10 a. m. Most of the sinkings
occurred on Saturday, rather than
Sunday, us early reports indicated.
The men brought in by the Murley
included Captain Edward Russell, of!
the Kate Palmer, and Frederick W. |
Quinlan, one of the crew, and two
Nova Scotia fishermen.
They said that when the subma- j
rine appeared they attempted to get!
away, but changed their minds and
surrendered. Captain Russell and
his small crew were ordered along
side the submersible and taken
aboard. Immeditaely tfley were sent
below and were kept there for about
an hour while the submarine pro-!
ceeded in a westerly direction. Later;
they were told to get into their dory j
and were cast adrift about 6 o'clock!
Saturday night. They were picked!
up five hours later by the Murley
They did not see their schooner;
sunk, but assumed she was destroyed !
by a bomb.
The fishermen reported that the
submarine wa|c 300 feet long and
carried a crew cjf about 70 men.
A six-inch gun was mounted for
ward and a smaller one astern. The
second officer told them the sub
mersible could make twenty-one
knots on the surface.
Gloucester, Mass., Aug. 12.—Fish
ermen claim to have identified the
commander of a German submarine
which has been sinking fishing boats
off the Atlantic coast as a skilled
navigator formerly in the United
States fisheries service. Two men
from different schooners that were
sunk claim to have recognited a for
mer acquaintance who had changed
little except that he had grown a
beard since they last saw him.
Expect Record Crowds at
Commerce Chamber Outing
"A Round Trip to the Days of Real
Sport" is the way the committee In
charge of arangements for the Cham
ber of Commerce picnic, describe
plans for the event. Estimating from
the number of applications for places
in the automobiles that are to trans
port the members to the picnic
grounds, Guadaloupe, the beautiful
summer home of John W. Reily, the
autos are going to be filled.
"Come and bring the crowd." Every
member of the chamber is invited,
and they are warned that those who
fail to be on hand are never going to
finish regretting it. The picnic is to
be held on Thursday, and the autos
will leave the Square promptly at
12:30. Lunch will be served as soon
as the crowds reach the destination,
and will continue to be served during
the remainder of the day, it is prom
ised. -
The entertainment will be full of
thrills and surprises, it is said, and
the nature of the stunts will be kept
a secret until the day of the picnic.
Amsterdam, Aug. 12.—Boris Dan
skio, the assassin of Field Marshal
Herman Von Elchhorn, was executed
on Saturday, according to advices
from Kiev. The sentence was pro
nounced by a German military court
and was carried out immediately after
Its confirmation by the competent Ju
dicial tribunal.
Zurich, Aug. 12.—The authorities
at Vienna have ordered the public to
hand over every piece of propaganda
literature dropped by Italian airmen
last Friday and threaten severe pen
alties for failure to do so.
| There was a wild scramble in the
streets for the paifiphlets when they
were' dropped. Some sold for as high
as twenty crowns.
AUGUST 12, 1918.
Tobacco and U. S. Rubber Climb Together With Rail-
Stocks; Liberty Bonds Reach New
Maximum For Year
By Associated Press '
New York, Aug. 12.—Stocks were
firm at" the opening of to-day's trad
ing, retaining the greater part of last
Saturday's general advance, but
eased slightly later.
U. S. Steel lost a point and other
equipments, especially Baldwin Loco
motive were heavy. Tobaccos and
■U. S. Rubber registered substantial
upward progress and rails also hard
ened, St. Paul, pfd„ gaining a point.
Liberty 3 1-2's made a new maxi
mum for the year at 100.04.
Chandler Brothers and Company,
j members of New York and Philadel-
I phia Stock Exchanges—6 North Mar
ket Square, Harrisburg; 336 Chestnut
street. Philadelphia; 34 Pine street,
New York—furnish the following
quotations: Open. 2 p. m.
Allis Chalmers •. 34 34
Tmer Beet Sugar ....... 70 69%
Amer'can Can 47% 47)4
Am Car and Foundry ... 84% 85
Amer Loco 67)4 67%
Amer Smelting 79 78%
American Sugar 110% 110%
Anaconda 66% 66%
I Atchison 85 85)4
(Baldwin Locomotive .... 95)4 01%
Baltimore and Ohio .... 55 56
Bethlehem Steel 85 84)4
Butte Copper 25% 25%
Canadian Pacific 154 156
Central Leather 67% 67%
Chesapeake and Ohio ... 57 58%
Chicago R I and Pacific . 24 24%
Chino Con Copper 39% 39%
Corn Products 44% 44%
Crucible Steel 68% 69
Distilling Securities .... 59% 59%
Erie 14% 14%
General Motors 148 147)4
Goodrich B F 45% 45%
Great Northern pfd 91 92%
Great Northern Ore subs. 32% 32%
Hide and Leather 18% 18%
Hide and Leather pfd ... 81% 81%
Inspiration Copper 52% 52
International Paper .... 36 36%
Kennecott 34 34
Kansas City Southern .. 18% 18 :l >
Lackawanna Steel 84% 84%
; Lehigh Valley 57% 58%
j Maxwell Motors 26% 26%
I Merc War Ctfs 27% 27% I
| Merc War Ctfs ....' 99% 99
Mex Petroleum 102% 101%
! Miami Copper 28% 28
Midvale Steel 53% 53%
New York Central 72% 73%
NY N H and H 40% 41%
New York Ont and West 20 20%
Northern Pacific 88% 89%
Pennsylvania Railroad .. 44 44%
Pittsburgh Coal 51% 52
Railway Steel Spg 62% 62%
' Ray Con Copper 24% 24%
Reading 89% 90%
(Republic Iron and Steel. 93% 92%
• Southern Pacific 86 86%
| Southern Ry .4 23% 24
Studebaker 45% 45%
Union Pacific 123% 123%
11 S I Alcohol 128% 128%
U S Rubber 62 61%
U S Steel 112% 112%
Virginia-Carolina Chem. 51% 51%
Westinghouse Mfg 42 42%
Willys-Overland 19% 19%
Western Maryland 15 15
By Associated Press
Philadelphia, Aug. 12. Wheat
| No. 1, soft. red. $2.25; No. I re.d. $2.24;
■ No. 2, soft, red, $2.22.
Bran The market Is steady; soft
winter, per ton, $46.50®47.00; spring,
per ton. $44 00®45.00.
Corn The market is easier; No. 2,
yellow, $1.86®1.58; No. 3 yellow,
$1.85® 1.87.
Oats The market Is lower;
No. 2, white, 83%@84c; No. 3, white,
! 82%® 83c.
I Butter The market is higher;
| western, creamery, extra, 46c; near
i by prints, fancy, 52@54c.
' Eggs Market firm; Pennsylvania,
[ and other nearby firsts, free cases,
i $13.20® 13.50 per case; do., current re
] ceipts, free cases, $12.90 per case;
I western, extras, ' firsts, free cases.
$13.50 per case; do., firsts, free cases,
j $12.90®13.20 per case; fancy, selected.
! packed, 50® 52c per dozen,
j Cheese—The market is firm; New
I York and Wisconsin, full cream. 25%
! @26%c.
I Refined Sugars Market steady;
I powdered. 8.45 c; extra fine, granulat
! ed. 7.26 c.
i Live Poultry Market firm,
fowls, 34"35c; young, soft meated
roosters, 25® 27c; young, staggy post
ers, 25® 26c; old roosters, 25® 26c;
spring chickens, not leghorns, 36®42c,;
leghorns, 33® 36c; ducks, Peking,
spring, 33®35c; d0..01d.28®30c; Indian
Runners. 26@27c; spring ducks. Long
Island, higher, 36®37c; turkeys, 27®
38s; geese, nearby, 25®26c; western,
25® 26c.
Dressed Poultry Firm; turkeys,
nearby, choice to fancy. 39® 40c; do.,
fair to good, 32@37c; do., old, 87 038 c,
do., western, choice to fancy, 37@38c;
I do., fair to good, 32@36c: do., old toms,
30c; old. common, 30e; fresh killed
i fowls, fancy, 36®36%c; do., smaller
i sizes. 32®36c; old roosters, 28c; spring
ducks, Long Island, 36®37c; frozen
i fowls, fancy. 36®35%c; do., good to
choice. 32®34r: do., small lzes. 2
30c; western, broiling chickens, 40®
— The market is steady;
New Jersey, No. 1, 80@90c
per basket; do.. No. 2, 40® 65c
per baskefk do., 150-Ib. bags,
$4.00®4.25; Pennsylvania, 100 lbs..
$1 20®1,65; New York, old. per 100 Iba
$1.55® 1.75; western. perlOO Ibß.. sl.ls
01.65; Maine, per 100 lbs.. sl.*<fO
1 $0; Delaware and Maryland, per 100
lbs.. 90c®$1.10; Michigan, per 100 bs.
tl 6001.70; Florida. per barrel,
$2 00® s 00*, Florida. bushel,
hamper. 76085 c; Florida, per 160-Ib.
bags $1.6003.00; North Carolina, per
Furnished office in Kunkel Building, $15.00.
92S N. Sixth St., with bakery in rear, $35 per month.
323 Broad St., suitable for a wholesale and retail business requir
ing a substantial three-story brick building with elevator, $1,500 per .
""Fourteenth and Broad Sts., with 234 Broad St., house and store,
eround 200x200 and garage, fur- $St) per month,
nished $75 per month. TWO STORE BOOMS ON
nisnea. ♦ u FOURTH NEAR MARKET. See- ,
320 Broad St., store, S3O per ond and third floors, floor space
month. f 26x99.
S. FRIEDMAfJ, Real Estate
Kunkel Bldg., Third and Market Sts.
To Real Estate Owners *
Real Estate wanted at once. A city property with rear j;
drive alley. If you have any real estate for sale, talk it •!
over with us. We may have the buyer who wants your |!
property. At any rate you r chance of selling is best where ! >
the largest number of buyers call. Prompt personal atten
tion given rent collections.
barrel, $1.60@4.00; South Carolina, par
barrel. $1.60®4.00: Norfolk, per bar
rel, $1.25®4.26; Eastern Shore, per
barrel, $1.25@4.25.
Tallow Tne mamet Is firm:
prime city, In tierces, 17 %c; city,
special, loose, 18c; country, prime,
16% c; dark. 15%@16c; edible, in
tierces. 19®21c.
Flour Weak; winter wheat, new,
100 per cent, flour, $10.65@10.90 per
barrel; Kansas wheat, new, $11.25®
11.60 per barrel; spring; wheat, new,
$11.25®11.50 per barrel.
Hay Market Arm; timothy.
No. 1, large and small bales, $26.00®
26.50 per ton; No. 2, small bales. $23.50
®24.50 per ton; No. 3. $17.50@19.50 per
ton; sample, $12.60@15.60 per ton; no
grade, $7.50® 11.50 per ton.
Clover Light, mixed, $24.00®
25.00 per ton; No. 1, light mixed,
$20.50®21.60 per ton; No. 2, light mix
ed, $16.50@17.50 per ton; no grade.
SIB.U(I®2O.UU per ton.
By Associated Press
Chicago, Aug. 12. (U. S. Bureau
of Markets). Hogs Receipts.
34,000; market fully 10c higher; very
little doing on packing grades; big
butchers bid low; top, $20.15. a new
record; butchers, $19.35®20.10; light,
$19.60® 20.15; packing. $18.40® 19.25;
rough. $17.75® 18.35; bulk of. sales,
$18.60® 20.10 ; pigs, good and chdtce,
slß.oo® 18.50. t
Cattle Receipts, 17,000; market
steady to strong; no choice cattle
here; c.t.lves steady.
Sheep Receipts, 15,000; market
strong to 25c higher; top western
lambs gaining most; Idaho lambs,
$lB 50; net price Montana wethers,
Canada to Send 4,000
Soldiers to Siberia
Ottawa. Aug. 12.—Canada will be
represented by a military unit of ap
proximately 4,000 men In the expe
ditionary force which the Allied
Governments will send to Siberia.
This was announced here last
night by tile Dominion Government,
which promised a more detailed
statement within a short time.
Will Go to Vladivostok
Major-General William S. Graves
will command the American expedi
tionary force to guard the Russian
supplies at Vladivostok and co-oper
ate with the Czecho-Slovak forces.
No. 1001 North Second Street
No. 1439 Vernon Street
Lots on Curtin, Jefferson and
Seneca Street
Frame Dwelling, All Im
provements, with Garage,
Lot 50x160, New Cumber
land, Pa-
Frank R. Leib
and Son
18 N. Third St.
Harrisbnrg, Pa.