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S^ A r, , sr1 BD VOL. 76—NO. 108.
12,000 FIREMEN IN PARADE LINE;
MARCH STARTS AT 1.30 O'CLOCK
Chief Marshal Holstein An
nounces At No
Records of Stat
of Organizations — Mile
a Half of Appa
Three and Half
for Parade toi'ass
Point— 140 B
Corps on Hand F irem en!
Will March Rain or Shine
Expect to Adjust Complaint
About Non-Union Musicians
BOUTFi OF TO-DAY'S PABADE. j
The head of the parade will form 1
at Second and Vorbeko streets and
move over the following route, start
ing promptly at 1.30 o'clock this j
Second to Market to Fourth, to
the Mulberry street viaduct, to Der
ry, to Seventeenth, to Market, to
Fourth, to Sixth, to Woodbine, to ,
New Fourth, to Reily, to Third, to
North, to Second, to State, to Front,
to Chestnut, to Second, to Market
■■ I I ■■ 111 MM j
A parade greater by a score of com
panies than any other ever hold in con
nection T.ilu a State Firemen's conven
tion will be held in this city to-day, a
feature of the thirty-fifth annual con
Howard O. Holstein, chief marshal,
his plans completed, opened his head
quarters at Second and Verbeke streets
at 11.30 o'clock this morning and as
sumed personal charge of the parade
arrangements. The head of the line will
move from that corner as close to 1.30
o'clock as possible.
The parade, not alone featured b.v
its great length, practically symboi
HOWABD O. HOLSTEIN.
Chief Marshal of the Firemen's Parade
izes the start of a new epoch in fire
fighting. The remarkable showing of
automobile apparatus, most of it pur
chased within the year, shows how fire
departments the state over are equip
ping the smoke-eaters. More than a
mile and a half of fire apparatus will
be in the line of procession and it is
estimated that at least sixty per cent,
of it will be motor-driven. That is the
most fire apparatus that ever assembled
at one time for parade purposes in this
Chief Holstein this morning!
estimated that 12,000 uniformed men,
including bands, would be in the line
anil that it would take three and one- |
half hours for the parade to pass a giv
en point. In all, according to his latest
figures, 150 companies would be in
line and 140 bands or drum, corps
would furnish the music. Mr. Holstein
Holstein' s Statement
"The State Firemen's Association
never had such a parade at any con
vention, as this will outnumber any pre
vious one by more than a score of
companies It will be double the num
ber that has been in parades at most
of the recent conventions with one ex
ception. In Reading on Day
five years ago there, were 114 compa
nies. That, so far as I can find out,
is the biggest up until this time.
" Never was there such a show of ap
paratus as there will be in this parade.
®ljc Star- 3n&cpatfcttt
|I can only estimate the space this will |
| take in the line at a mile and a half,
| for I have no way of finding out the
number of different pieces. There was
never such competition among compa
nies having for exhibition pieces of up
paratus of a ventury ago. There will
Ibe Bix hand pulled'pumps and hosej
FERE CHIEF KINDLER
Harrisburg's Head Smoke Eater Who
Will Paxade To-day
j reels, nonp of which is younger than
| 112 years.''
A ripple of excitement was caused
around the headquarters of the chief
marshal this morning when it became
known that three representatives of the
National Musicians' Union came to
Harrisburs; to call the union bands out
of the line of parade in the event the
Schwab band of South Bethlehem was
allowed to parade! This band is termed
by the union an "unfair" band. No
trouble wa« anticipated, however, for it
DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF HALBERT.
Member of the Hope Company In the
Line of March
was said around headquarters that the
matter would be amicably adjusted be
fore the parade.
York Companies' Arrival
There was a slight difficulty in mov
ing the great number of arriving fire
men out of the Pennsylvania station
entrance in order this morning on ac
count of the great crowds of spectators.
The York county association and sev
eral of tihe crack companies from West
Chester and Coatesville arrived in spe-
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HARRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 8, 1914—12 PAGES.
Firemen's Officials Es
timate 150,000 to
200.000 Persons in
the City To-day
WITH A BAND
Streets in Business Sections Blocked as
Arriving Smoke-eaters Pour From
the Stations—Trolley Car Sched
ules Are Handicapped
Probably never before in the his
tory of Harrisburg has so great a
crowd swarmed the streets of the city
as that which bogau assembling this
morning to witness the parade staged
'by the firemen of Pennsylvania for this
! afternoon. Traffic was almost at a
j standstill, trolley service was hampered
I somewhat and even walking on the
I sidewalks in the heart of tlie hiisiness
* section was at, ast impossible.
All along tlit; route of the parade
the streets were roped off, but the crowd
was so great that it was impossible to
keep the people on the pavemnts. There
was a continuous jam from early morn
ing until the parade started at Fourth
and Market streets aiid especially in
Pennsylvania avenue—Wie entrance to
the Pennsylvania passenger station.
Everywhere a band was playing.
By noon fully 8,000 firemen and musi
cians had arrived over the tines of the
Pennsylvania railroad, no less than
3,000 came by the way of the Phila
delphia & Reading and hundreds by
trolley. Almost every fire company was
accompanied by h bard or n ih uni corps.
Twenty-five extra trains &.: lved over
the 'Pennsylvania, while half as many
came in over the Reading, bringing
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POLICE CHIEF HUTCHISON.
He and His Bluecoats Keep Order
Along the Line of March
i firemen and spectators. At noon the
j firemen's convention officials estimated
I the whole crowd would reach from
150,000 to 200,000, including Harris
Unfortunately many of the visiting
firemen arrived anywhere from an hour
to an hour and a half behind schedul
ed time, some being unable to get here
| before noon.
The Fame Fire Company, of West
| Chester, is claiming to have the larg
-1 est delegation of firemen in line. And
those fire laddies certainly made a
splendid appearance with their gray
| coats, brown helmets, black shoes, belts
j and ties.
Special Trolley Schedules.
IVi Harrisburg Railways Company
put every available trolley car into
service this morning. It operated five,
ten and fifteen-minute schedules on the
suburban linos, and as one of the of
ficials put it, by noon was using every
means possible to sustain some kind of
schedule. It was absolutely impossible
for the cars to break through the lines
of humanity without suffering delay,
so that by 12 o'clock few trolleys
were running in the business section.
Not one car was operated on Market
street, between the subway and the
square, after that hour. The' Third and
Fourth street cars terminated their
runs at Walnut street, the Progress and
Penbrook cars stopped at Fourth and
State, and the Hummelstown cars ran
as far as the Market street subway
between noon and the time the parade
started. Then Seventeenth and Market
streets was made the terminal. The
Middletown cars were run into Market
square by way of Race street. On
that line a schedule was in
effect. Steelton had a five-minute sched
ule and Hummelstown a fifteeu-minute
The Valley Railways Company also
had all its cars in operation as a means I
of maintaining a faster schedule and
taking care of the large crowd from
the cross river towns.
The Smallest Fireman Here
G. H. Slippy, of the Altoona Volun
teer Fire Company, was probably the
smallest active fireman in the wity to
day. Slippy is 35 years old and he is
exactly thirty-six inches tall. He march
ed along with his company over the
streets in the business section and al
though he took particular care to keep
in line he was unable to keep step. His
short legs would not permit, him to take
a step as large as his comrades, al'thouglh
he marcihed along just the same and foe
dido't 'have to run.
The Reading volunteers, an organiza
tion of ex-fire fighters, arrived at 10
o'clock this morning and the veterans
stepped along as lively as though they
were yet in their prime. With tihem
they brought a piece of antique fire ap
paratus, the like of which probably can
not be seen anywhere in the State.
There are all sorts of handles pro
truding from the front and back. In
t)he days When it was considered real
fire fighting apparatus thero was plenty
of work provided for t'he men at the
pump. The 'Loysville Orphans' Home
band, made of laddies bertween eleven
and tnirteen years old, made a hit with
the crowd when it struck up an air
while marching out Marked street.
The crowd also cheered as the Phil
harmonic. of Reading; the Altoona Oitv
band, and the Spring Garden band, of
York, went by.
Good Order in the Crowd
The morning crowd al all times was
orderly. The policemen were able to
confine their work to traffic, duty. If
there were any pickpockets in the gat.li- j
ering, they either were on a vacation
or had postponed their work tempor- j
arily. Not a single case of pocket-j
pickirtg v as reported to the police by !
Plain clothes men, sworn in for spe- 1
cial duty by the Mayor, had practical
ly nothing to do but keep tabs on sus- i
pects. All of the night patrolman went!
on duty at 11 o'clock this morning and
will remain on the job until to-morrow i
morning at 4 o'clock. Under Sergeants
Drabenstadt and Page they paroled the
entire route of the parade. Chief of
Police Hutchison kept in touch with
his men by patroliug the streets on
Two youngsters accompanying Get
tysburg Fire Company No. 1, got cheers
from the crowd when they went by in
a pony cart. One lad was dressed in
a (due uniform and the other in red.
A few more of cupid's victims, who
came to Harrisburg to witne-s the lire
men's parade, decided to have the wed
ding ceremony performed by a Harris
burg clergyman, and accordingly ob
tained the marriage license here.
The Recorder's office and a few oth
er county offices were open until noon.
Those who obtained marriage licenses
are Harry B. Dreese, Fast Salem, and
Bertha E. Pry, Port Royal; Morris A.
Shade, Lykens, and Fdna M. Haag,
Palmyra; Claude A. Ishler, Philadel
phia, and Almada Grejne, Columbia.
ALL CONTESTS ON FRIDAY
Companies Wishing to Participate
Must Register at Once
Any company wishing to enter into
the contests to-morrow must register
at once at the Firemen's Union head
quarters, 420 Market street. The of
ficials who have the contests in charge
would like to have a complete list of
all contestants by 10 o'clock to-night.
The drilling contest will be held at
10 o'clock to-morrow morning with the
hose race following it at 2 o'clock and
the engine contest, the last on the pro
gram, will be held about 4 o'clock.
The rules for the hose race as far
as completed are: Start race 200 yards
from water plug, connect three lengths
of yO-foot hose bv at least three
threads each; must be connected to the
plug bnt no nozzle need be attached.
The winner of the first prize will re
ceive $75 and the next best will re
ceive a prize of $25.
The steam engine contest will con
sist of a test on speed, test on steam,
tost on water, and a test on distance,
these tests will be made with a single,
a double and a Siamese hose.
All companies wishing to participate
should be sure and register at once.
The contests will be held on Seven
teenth, between Chestnut and Derry
1.30 P. M.—Grand parnde of 180
Schools cloM In morning; and moat
of the principal retail stores In the
city cloned at I o'clock.
8 P. M.—The fourteen loeal lire
companlea will bold receptions and
entertainments tor vlaltora. Band
concerta will be given at many of
the Are houses.
Competitive conteata for out-of
town are couipanlea at the carnival
grounds, Seventeenth and Chestnut
street*, both morning and afternoon.
Every afternoon and evening dur
ing the week there will be exhibi
tions by the Ferarl Carnival ('«■-
pany. Seventeenth aad Chestnut
Speculators in Phila
delphia Asking $35
for a Set of three
LONG IN RAIN i
Deal Will Take the Place of Smith, 1
Who Is Injured, in the Boston |
Lineup—Both Managers Are Confi
By Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Oct. B.—Determined
to witness the first contest of the 1
world's championship series between the
Boston Nationals and the Philadelphia
American League team, to be played
here to-morrow, more than a score of
fans took their position in line outside
of the bleacher entrance to Shibe Park,
laisrt night. It was more ithan 36
hours before t)he time set for the open
ing of the gates for the initial contest
when George Ross, of Camden, N. J„
took his place at the head of the line. !
A cold, drizzling rain which fell in- j
termittently during the night made it j
very uncomfortable for the prospective
purchasers of bleacher seats and many
of them sought protection on the
porches of (iearby residences. Notwith
standing that, they had spent N)ii«,
weary hours waiting for the opening ot T
the reserve seat sale, several of the
same men and boys were noticed in the
bleacher line to-day.
Hundreds of the reserve seat tickets
fell into the hands of speculators, who
are asking $35 for a set. of three $5
tickets. The price for a set of $3
seats was $25 and for three $2 tickets
sls was asked.
Several arrests already have beeu
made and the Athletic management an
nouneed that it would prosecute the
prisoners to the full extent of the law.
Never 'before, it was said, has there
been such a demand for admission to
the big games. Thousands of persons
were unable to purchase tickets and dis
satisfaction with the arrangement of
the sale was expressed in many quar
Both Connie M>ack and George Stal
ling*, the rival managers, to-day ex
piessed confidence in the outcome of
the series. All the players of both
teams were said to be in condition,
with the exception of Smith, Boston's
I third baseman, who is in a Brooklyn
hospital with a broken ankle. His
j place, however, will be ably filled, Man
ager Stallings declared, by Deal, who
was described as an artful and' cour
ageous player, although not possessing
the hitting ability of Smith.
Mclnnis, the Athletics' first base
man, has not played in a regular game
for ten days on account of an injured
j hand, but it was stated positively to
day that he woold be in tthe line when
the Athletics faced the Braves for the
| opening contest to morrow.
DEWEY' AND 'CAPTAIN' IN LINE
'Old Prince' Not Able to Stand Strain
The Mt. Pleasaut Hre Company got
its two old black horses "Dewey anil
"Captain" back and had them in thij
afternoon r s parade. Both of these
horses had been in the service of the
company for more than 24 years. They
were the oldest local fire horses in line
and they pulled the oldest Harrisburg
The members of the company hoped
that they could get "Old Prince," the
old' horse which they retired last year,
■back for the parade, but as the animal
is 34 years old and has seen 26 years
of active service with the Mt. Pleasant,
they were afraid that he could not
stand the trip from the farm to the
city, so he was not. in the parade.
The members of the Mt. Pleasant
claim that they own the prettiest horse
that was in the parade. "Young Bill''
is the horse, they say, that can't be
beat. He is a round, spry, fast, grey
horse, and they would give a handsome
sum of money if they could match him.
No Rainfall Is Expected
Weather conditions will not grow
any worse to-day than they were this
morning, according to the officials of
the Weather Bureau. 'Phe weather will
remain unsettled, however, but uo pre
cipitation is looked for. Showers will
likely oceur here to-night and to-mor
row. Indications are that unsettled con
ditions will prevail for sevoral days.
Mild temperature will continue.
Dies of Typhoid Fever
Angelo Amikotchi, 25 years of age,
of Rutherford, died yesterday after
noon at the Harrisburg hospital of
BOMBS FALL IN ANTWERP;
SCORE OF PEOPLE KILLED;
HOUSES ARE DESTROYED
Antwerp, Oct. 7, 7 P. M„ Via The j
Hague and London, Oct. 8, 7.40 A. i\t.
—The condition of panic among the j
populace was increased to-day by the j
aippearance at 11 o'clock this morning*
and 3 this afternoon of German air '
craft, which dropped bomlbs, destroy
ing seven houses and killing a score of
On account of the Zeppelin's success
ful attack the large avenue leading to
the railroad station quickly became
black with a struggling mass of persons'
eager to escape from the city. Seized
with an unreasoning, terrible fear of
■bombardment or of a charge of German |
cavalry, the residents are transporting j
invalids, cripples and even the occu-j
pants of lunatic asylums.
It was a pathetic sight to see the I
poor people, some carrying on their j
backs their hopelessly maimed or idi
otic relatives, who were crowded into
railroad vans and transported north- !
ward to remain in some cattle shed or j
railroad platform until rooms can be
found for them in Dutch asylums and j
Mythical Forces to the Rescue [
The situation, however, quickly |
changed again. While at 2 o'clock l
even grown men were weeping with ter- '
ror and fighting for places around the |
railway station, at 6 o'clock everybody
was again certain that the j
forces would be able to ho|d out against !
the Germans and even throw them back j
across t'je river Neethe, while every
body was telling his neighbor how
far superior the guns were
to the German heavy artillery.
'jjhe people remaining in the city to
night art taking to the cellar*.
pared to hear tl.e first German sli
in the morning.
The Belgian army is marching intp
the city, tired out, leaving the guarding 1
of the forts fo' the night to fresh j
The dashes are. gven to denote words i
cut out by the censor. Evidently they [
related to forces and guns brought to l
Antwerp by the British.
FURIOUS FltiHTHiti REPORTED
BETWEEN BULBARS AM) SERBS
London, Oat. 8, 3 \. jf.— The "Cen
tral News'' cpiotes the Vienna Reich
spost. as stating that furious fighting has
taken place between the Bulgarians and
Servians and that t'he Bulgarians have
'besieged lstip, Servda.
If 'this dispatch is true it would in
dicate that Bulgaria has entered the
war on the side of Germany and Aus
tria. There is no oflicial notice that
such action, 'however, has been taken
ami it may be that Bulgarian irregu
lars have attacked the Servians on
their own account.
STEWART TO WORK FOR "SUN"
Son of Former Market Square Pastor
Will Enter New York Journalism
Weir Stewart, a native Harrisburgor,
son of the Rev. Dr. George B. Stewart,
former pastor of Market Square Pres
byterian church, will take up the pro
fossion of journalism after graduating
at Princeton, where he is now a senior,
and join the staff of the New York
"Sun," tha goal otf all young re
While in 'Princeton Mr. Stewart has
represented the "Evening Sun," his
work being considered of such a su
perior character that it is signed with
'his name by-the "Sun" editor.
Didn't Know It Was Loaded
Mrs. (Jeorgiana Banks, 30 yejirs of
age, of White House Lane, was admit
ted to the Harrisburg hospital this
morning suffering fro.m a wound in her
left foot caused by a rifle ball. She had
the rifle on her knee, pointed toward
her foot, she says, when it went off.
She did not know it was loaded.
Rea to Quit New Haven Board
Philadelphia, Oct. B.—Samuel Kea,
president of the Pennsylvania railroad
and since December, 1912, a director of
the Now York, New Haven and Hurt
ford railroad, will decline re-election to
the latter boaird at the company's an
nual meeting on Wednesday, October
Speaker of Eldership Elected
At this morning's sessiou of the
Church of God Eldership, H. D. Bough
ter, of Altoona, was elected speaker
and G. R. Hoverter, 6f Elizabethtown,
I transcribing clerk. The meeting ad
journed until this afternoon. t
American Steamer Seized
London, Oct. 8, 2.30 P. M.— A dis
patch from Hong Kong to Lloyds
agency sava the German steamer Tan
nenfels and the American steamer Ri•»
I Pasig, have beeu brought into that
' port as prisoners.
PRICE, ONE CENT
THE FALL OF
to Be Commenced by
Raiser's Forces Un
less City Surrenders
THE RIVER NETHE
| Fierce Attack on Antwerp Now Be
ing Made by Five German Army
Corps Said to Be Intended for a
Second Line of Defense
Amsterdam, Via London Oct. 8, 2.21
A. M.—The "Handeisblad" learns
from Antwerp that the commander of
the German forces investing that city
j announced at I o'clock Wednesday aft
ernoon that the bombardment would be
gin .it :» o'clock Thursday morning un
less the city surrendered.
t The Germans forced the crossing of
the river Nethe by means of their
i heavy artillery.
Antwerp, Oct. 7, 0 P. M., Via The
| Hague, Oct. 8, 2 A. M. and Via Lon
; don, ".:s<> A.M.—The unexpected fierce
| ness of the German attack on Antwerp
which, it is reported, is being made by
I five army corp s has given rise to the
| opinion among the higher military of
ficers here that Germany intends to es
tablish a second line of dofense, run
, i ning from Antwerp to Brussels, Naniur
and Metz, upon which it will be pos
sible to retreat in case the German
j army has to retire from its position
! along the river Aisne in France.
London. Oct. 8, 5.20 A. M.—An of
ficial sta anient given out in Antwerp
last night and telegraphed hero by the
,Reuter Telegram Company's correspou-
I dent says:
"A very violent engagement was
j fought on all lines to-day. The situation
: is unchanged."
London, Oct. 8, 4.-M A. M.—The
, correspondent of the "Tunes" at Rot
. terdam confirms the report that there
are 100,000 fugitives from Antwerp in
BELGIAN CAPITAL TAKEN
: FROM ANTWERP TO OSTEND
WASHINGTON, OCT. B.—AN OF
FICIAL CABLEGRAM TO THE BEL
i GIAN LEGATION HERE TO-DAY
ANNOUNCED THAT THE BELGIAN
GOVERNMENT HAD BEEN RE
MOVED FROM ANTWERP TO OS
INJUNCTION AGAINST CLOSING
WIRELESS STATIONS REFUSED
New York, Oct. S. —The Federal
District ('o.irt ruled to-day that it had
no jurisdiction in the suit brought
against Secretary of the Navy Daniels
anil four naval censors .by the Marconi
Wireless Telegraph Company of Amer
ica to prevent the government from
i keeping closed the wireless stations at.
Siaseoiisett, Mass., and Seagat, N. V.
The company's application for an in
junction was dismissed.
Two Bombs Dropped in Paris
Paris, Oct. 8, 12.55 P. M.—A Ger
man aeroplane flying over Paris and
1 the suburbs of Aubervilliers and Saini
! Denis at 9 o'clock this morning dropper,
two bomibs, one of which wounded thre<
iiwsons. The other did no harm.