The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, October 19, 1914, Image 1

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DHaIM Reyvrt. Pica • .
S® VOL. 76—NO. 117.
One Officer and Twelve Men
of the Takachicho All That
Were Saved of the War Ves
sel's Complement of 300
Men, According to Official
Report—Austrian Submarine
Reported Sunk in the Adriatic
To-day by a French Cruiser
—Allies 9 Fleet Again Starts
the Bombardment of the
Forts at Cattaro
Tokio, Oct. 19, 5.30 P. M.—lt is •fficially announced
that the Japanese cruiser Takachiho was sunk by a mine
in Kiao-Chow bay on the night of October 17. One officer
and eleven members of the crew are known to have been
The Takachiho was on patrol duty outside Tsing Tau
when she fouled the mine. The Japanese destroyers heard
the explosion and saw the flames that resulted. They hur
ried to the assistance of the cruiser which, however, dis
appeared quickly and in the darkness it was possible to
rescue only twelve men. Twenty-eight officers, 54 non
commissioned officers and 189 seamen perished.
The Japanese cruiser Takachiho was built in 1885 and
refitted in 1900. She was a vessel of 3,700 tons and was
300 feet long and had 46 feet beam. Her main battery con
sisted of eight 6-inch guns and her speed was about 18
knots. She carried a crew of 300 men, only twelve of
whom, according to the official report, are known to have
been saved.
Cettinje, Montenegro, Oct. 19, va London, 1.46 P. M.—
An Austrian submarine was sunk in the Adriatic to-day by
a French cruiser. Two submarine vessels went out from
the bay of Cattaro to attack a French fleet, which was
making its way along the Dalmatia coast. They were
quickly sighted, however, by the French who took aim and
sent one of them, the leader, to the bottom. The other
submarine escaped.
The French fleet subsequently recommenced the bom
bardment of the forts at Cattaro.
An Austrian areoplane dropped several bombs in the
neighborhood of the fleet but no damage was done.
A struggle for the possession of the strip of French
seacoast that is nearest to the shores of England was the
most interesting phase of the war situation to-day.
British naval forces are reported to have joined in the
movement with the allies who are making a determined
stand on the Belgian frontier against the westward drive
<»f the German right wing.
1 lie exact battle lne is not known. This afternoon's
official French statement says that the German artillery
lias attacked without success "the front of Nieuport to
Vladisloo. to the east of Dixmude." The allies, it adds,
have advanced as far as Roulers and there has been sharp
lighting on a front from La Basse to Ablain and St.
Paris states that the allies are moving on Lille which
Mas occupied by the Germans on October 13.
An earlier dispatch from London stating that the Ger
mans were bombarding Lille may have referred to events
prior to October 13 and been delayed in transmission from
France to London.
There is nothing from Berlin to reveal the position of
the (iermans that are contending for the coast line. There
is no doubt, however, that they are bound for Dunkirk
and < alais and are prepared to meet a strong resistance.
Rains that caused much suffering to the troops in
France earlier in the campaign are falling again on the
battlefield so continuously that great hardships result to
the men and military maneuvers are made more difficult.
Germans and Austrians have encountered bad weather
in Russian Poland, heavy roads delaying the movement of
their artillery. They claim, however, to be making
progress along the \ istula. Petrograd asserts that the
invasion has been definitely checked.
Nothing is known definitely of the fate of Przemysl in
Galicia but the best information is that it is still holding
out against the Russians. Vienna asserts that.the siege
of the city has failed.
An Austrian submarine was sunk bv a French cruiser
in the Adriatic to-day.
Japan lost the cruiser Takachiho which struck a mine
while patrolling off Tsing-Tau. Two hundred and sev
enty-one officers and men perished.
Additional Canadian troops were landed at Avon
mouth, England, to-day.
The Turkish government has refused the British de
mand that the German crews be discharged from the
cruisers Gbe ben and Breslau which Turkev bought from
German v. I
©* Star- Mb SnkfJenktii
Lon<k>n. Oct. 19. 9.10 A. M.— A dis
patch from Vienna, via Amsterdam to
Reirter s Telegram Company, gives an
official statement of Hie Austrian oper
ations in Galivia issued on Sunday by
GeneraJ Von Hoef-e. the deputy chief
of the Austrian general staff. It says:
"Our attack in the battle on both |
banks of the Ptrwiaz. south of Pr-emysl
was continued yesterday and our troops
succeeded in setting • 'k>ee to the enemy. I
At several points our troope were ad
vancing as against a fortress, i.ast
night several attacks of the Russians
were re-pulsed with heavy losses for the j
enemy. Our artillery is now in action.
"The pursuit of the enemv north of,
Wysrekow. near the Carpathian passes,
has continued. In other parts our troops \
have already advanced over t>iie Tax- \
''The Russian losses during their at
tacks ou Prramysl are estimated at
40,000 dead and wounded."
London, Oct. 19. 2.03 A.M.—••Lille,
| has been evacuated bv Germans for the
I third time, says the "Telegraph's''
| correspondent iu the north of Prance, j
!"Thir ev.r. uatiod was ma le uecessary
! by the allies' capture of haven tie aji.l
Ksra raj, whieh forced the Germans to
hastily leave the plain between Ha?.e
broek and Lille.
; " Everywhere along our left flank we
have been successful and the Germans
are falling back under pressure which
■hey cannot resist. It it not ei en cer
tain that they will ■hold Osteud.
Refugees tell me thai there were no
■ Germans in Ostend on FVMhv.
j "The C>ftr»n#n USa-qjjt
feat**-! in the western theatre *»f acf'on
' but its position is ore of «jctrente :
] -peril. The allies took Builloul. seventeen i
miles northwest by w«rt of Lille on '
■ Thursday." 1
Undon, Oct. t9. 3A. <\f.—< a d- 1
vsnce of the German force threatening,
the Northern French ~o * st has been ;
thalted for the moment.savs the corre
spondent of t-he " Chronicle *' in North
ern France. "Tue 'Germans have
fered heavily in tSie recent fighting and !
•re uow abort of munitions and store*. !
•However they axe preparing to strike
a bvavy blow. It i„ probable that taev i
j WW I attempt to penetrate the defense of
Onnnirk the object of overrun-I
; amg the ioa«t a* far as Oaiair •
| and Blogone. The Wy *ie K e guns *
Antwerp aj-e being moved toward '
I the , resent German line whu-h the large
■oodies of German troops are being push
; e.i forward. A larger foree of German
j troops is centered «i the Thoucouri,
| twelve miles sonfhwest of Bruges Bel- i
j jnitm. i
"'Dunkirk is caim, although the cwv i
realizes th«t irt is meuaced. Along the
front of both armies phe dntv in rhe
| trenc'aes is made more unpleasant t)V '
■ heavy rains and the ground between the '
| armies in many cases is a bog. The'
I weather is turning colder and the mists I
and fogs make the low lying eouotrv xm !
Twenty Japanese Drown in Typhoon
Tokio, Ort. 19.—1t Is announced
| that a typhoon has struck Kiao-Chow,
destroying the landing pier. Twentv t
j Japanese sailers were drowned.
Alleged Insanely Jealous Husband Fig-'
ures in Dual Tragedy
i Special to the Star-Independent. I '
Hagerstown. Md., Oct. 19.—After
shooting bis wife in the head and then
fleeing, Gordon West, aged 23 years,
j attempted to commit suicide along the
] road on the way toward big home, near
! Unionville. Frederick county. The bul
let entered his forehead above the
, right eve. He lay. unconscious along
j the road for some time, but later was
| found and was able to be taken to
; -fohnsville where the injurv was dress- !
! West probably thought that he had
j killed his wife and decided to put an
| end to his own. It is said that he has
been insanely .jealous of his wife, and
I that he has threatened to kill her on
| numerous occasions.
Former President Is Warmly Greeted
By Mr. Wilson To-day
Hy Associated Frrtu,
I Washington, Oct. 19.—Former Pres- j
ident Taft called upon President Wil
son to-day at the White House. He was ,
immediately received by the President j
who greeted him warmly.
Mr. Taft.expressed his pleasure at!
being at the White House again but
said that he enjoyed private life. '
Handsome Building Just Completed at Fourth and Walnut Streets Will Be Open for Public Inspection
Next Thursday Morning.
: !
Thirty Volunteers To
• day Continue Work
on Building Begun •
Skeleton of Structure, Which Waa
Viewed by Big Crowds of Chnrcb
Goers Yesterday, Assumes Mors
Distinct Form This Afternoon
r \
Stough Campaign Activities
To-night, personal service com
mittee to meet at the Fourth Street i
Church of liod and entertainment
committee at headquarters.
To-morrow night, executive com
mittee to meet at headquarters and
neighborhood praver meetings to be ,
hell. •
Wednesday night, shop meetings I
committee to meet at headquarters.
Thursday night, prayer meeting '
rallv at Knola Methodist church. |
Friday night, neighborhood pray- I
er meetings.
Work which was begun Saturday on ;
the Stough tabernacle was continued
to-day by about thirty volunteer work-1
men. The enthusiasm naturally was
not as high as on the first day of the ■
construction work, and progress was
comparatively slow. The day was spent
;n putting on the roof, beginning at |
the east side of the big building. No
dinner was served to the workmen asl
on Saturday. At the dinner hour the
men who do not live in the immediate'
vieinity, sought relief from the heat
of the inid-day sun in nearby restau
rants. Some few gave up the task for
the day, but their places were taken
by reinforcements.
The huge wooden skeleton which
rose on the tabernacle site on Satur
day was viewed by large crowds of
curious persons going to and from the
downtown churches yesterday. For
some time there was a constant stream
of' churchgoers passing up and down
Caatlaaed on Elrvcath I'nir.
Jacob Sawyer's Establishment on Mar
ket Square Opened and Entered,
but Missing Goods Are Paid for
in Good American Money
The police are not worrying about
the thief who boldly and within a
I square of police headquarters entered
| the peanut wagon on Market square
I in front of Miller & Hades' stove, stole
a pack of peanuts and left in return a
new buffalo nickel.
There is nobody to swear out a war
■ rant for the arrest of this person, al
' fhough it is a crime to break and enter,
and that is what happened. Some time
< between midnight Saturday and 4
o'clock Sunday afternoon somebody
got hungry for a pack of peanuts and,
seeing the* peanut stand handy, decided
to get the peanuts. He wasn't a reg
ular thief, just a man hungry for pea
nuts, and lie paid for what he took.
, Had he closed the door as he found
! it, the "loss'' would not have been dis
; covered until it was time to open shop
I this moruing, but the door was not
closed properly and it swung open yes
| ferday afternoon, attracting the atten
; tion of a small boy, wno reported to
I Policeman Wiesman, who investigated
and found the nickel.
The policeman sent for Jacob Saw
i ver, 306 South Second street, owner of
the stand, and fo ' his son-in-law, John
. Tolmi, who closed up Saturday night.
who took a complete inventory of the
i stock. Kvorything was accounted for
! but a pack of peanuts, hei;ee the con-
I elusion that the burglar was just
i hungry for peanuts and had the money
I to make the purchase, but no place to
j buy them.
i 'Mr. Sawyer is inclined to treat the
' affair as a joke, not as n crime against
the iommon wealth. Re is not worry
i ing and consequently the police are not
Hattie Dutton, Who Snatched Purse,
Gets From One V> Two Years
Imprisonment ia the penitentiary
for not less than one year and not more
than two, a fine of $5 and the costs
was the sentence imposed by Judge
Kunkel this morning on Hattie Dut
ton. colored who was convicted of at
tacking a white man and relieving him
of his wallet, containing S3O.
A prominent Harrisburg business
man, while hurrying to catch an early
morning train, was attacked by the
Dutton woman in a darkened section of
the Kighth ward and in the scuffle be
was robbed of his purse. The police
arrested the womai. before she could]
make a getaway.
Mrs. Carman Brought
Into Court To-day on
i Charge of Slaying
Mrs. Bailey
Hundreds of Persons Anxious to Attend
Sensational Trial Doomed to Disap
pointment in Consequence of Small
Court Room
Bu Associated Press,
j Miueola, N. V., Oct. 19. —From a
| special panel of 150 talesmen sum
I moned to appear in the Supreme Court
I here to-day, the'jury will he selected
! tor the trial of Mrs. Florence Conklin
I Carman, charged with the murder on
1 June 30 last of Mrs. Louise Bailey,
j Hun 1 reds of persons anxious to attend
; the trial, who have known Mrs. Carman
j for many years, or who were friends of
I the murdered woman, were doomed to
disappointment by the announcement
that the court room would only seat
ahout 200 spectators and the doors
would be locked after that number haJl
been seated.
The Nassau county court house,
where the trial began today, aud the
jail nearby, where Mrs. Carman occu
pies a cell, attracted many visitors yes
terday. Mrs. Carman yesterday held
' final conferences with hef counsel and
j her husband, Dr Edwin Carman, in
whoee office at Kreeport Mrs. Bailey
was killed by a shot fired through a
window. The State will try to prove
that Mrs. CarihAn fired this shot.
Mrs. Carman, is bearing up well, ac
cording to the jail physician. Her phy
sical condition is such, he said, that
she will be able to go into court and
fa e her accusers.
William Bailey, husband of the mur
dered woman, last night announced that
he would attend every session of the
trial. Mrs. Bailey's mother, Mrs. Jennie
Duryea, expressed a similar intention.
For both sides forty-three witnesses are
under subpoena for appearance to-day
CoatlaiiFd OB Pt«,
Handsome New Build
ing Will Be Open
Thursday From 10
A. M. to 10 P. M.
Friday Afternoon the First. of the Teas
for the Rainbow Campaign Will Be
Given—Partial List of Lisutonants
On Thursday of this week. from 10 a.
m. to 10 p. in., the Young Women's
Christian Association a! Fourth and
Walnut streets, will open for inspection
their handsome new building, the erec
tion of v, inch was 111 a. le inissuMo bv t'he
j penereus contributions of the people of
Harrislntrg. The general pu*>li<> is cor
diail.v invited. No invitations will He
issued, hut it is expected thnt everv
'one l,i Hiirrisburg ami vicinity will at
tend. I'he building committee, members
of t'he board of directors and of the re
ceitinn committee, will ;>.-t as hostesses
! ou the tour of inspection through the
The thoro ugh equipment from base
ment to roof, in a!l departments, will
be a sit"; rise to many. The main en
trance is on the Fourth street side, iu»t.
opposite the doorway is t ie e'evato' and
stairway. To the right ou the first floor
is pii'Mic and ,rivnte office of the
; general secretary, and to the left is the
1 large cafeteria, lighted by nine win
dows with ample table spa.'e and the
; most modern conveniences in t ie way of
serving and heating apparatus. Toe ap
: petiring foo l served at the W. ('. \.
neei's uo advertising. Heretofore, in
the smaller quarters, during tho hours
of the noon aitca from '1.P.0 t-i 1.30.
Thee we-e often aiore n-"'' than could
b" RccomtMo 'ated. The average dally
attendsn cat ti>c noon !na.*b was from
SL' to PL'. Tie largest tola! number of
| u-eals served in any one inontn was 1.-
I 991, last May. Kecause of many -»•
. qi,e«ts rhe board has I that men
also snail be welcome to tiie new
: ca. r oterin.
The John Y. Boyd Hall
I On the sc on I floor pt' title new huiM
iu? ih the es'e*flu»|v I all tv-'iir-b -• it!
l'ufnisJied by M r s. .lohn V. Boyd an I
I He- dm g'hters, and shall l>e known as
] the John V. Hoy.| hall. Uis xv : ;-h pe
culiar pleasure that the assc iaiion is
, t)ius enn ►leil to perpetuate Mr. Boyd's
| name in conne.tiou with the building
j since h « >;:rit of encouragement an I
i inspira ::on <vas a large t'n tor in the
1 success i»f the building fund campaign,
the second an.l third floors are
■ j Continued on tenth I'ncf.
j Enter City in an Orderly Manner—
-1 American Marines Landed and
Control the Situation
Rif Aa&oviatrd Press.
Cape Haitien, Haiti. Oct. 19.—The
latest development it. the Haitien revo
( lution is the occupation of Cape. Hai
[ i t ion by the victorious rebels. Thev
entered the town to-day. American
J marines from the warships 111 the liar
j bor have been landed and are in con
trol of the situation.
The rebels entered in an orderly
manner anil there have been no ex
cesses. The ministiv of President
, Zamor, realizing that it is not in a
position to control the situation, left
j Cape Haitien to-day on the dispatch
i; .
Youth Jailed on Contempt Charge Is
Reprimanded and Put Under Bonds
Wilson Fottelger, the Penbrook
youth whoee plans for a Sunday chest
nut hunt were upset 'bv his being jailed
8 on Saturday on a contempt of court
1 : charge growing out of his failure to re
r port to court under flhe suspended sen
j ience rules, told Judges Kunkel and
n ! MJoOarrell this morning that he had
been "too busv" and "forgot to come
r I
J j The lad was reprimanded anil in
j formed tbat he could have been sen
, | tenced to pay a SSOO fine and serve
i t'hree years in the penitentiary on t>he
j charge to which he pleaded guilty, but
' under which he had 'l>een permitted to
go with a suspended sentence. The
Pi. judges, however, decided to give him
" | one more chance.
The youth was ordered to pay the
-> j costs in t'he contempt ease and was told
e ! to provide a bond to guarantee ho
'would appear at suspended sentence
i- j court in January and an additional
I j ibond to comply with a $6-a-week main
d | tenanve order made in favor of his
n | young bride.
j Natural History Society Invites the
j Public to View It This Evening
t j The astronomy section of the Natur
al al History Society will meet in the riv
er park at. Front and Forster streets
. at 6.30 o'clock this evening, weather
t permitting, to view the Delavan comet.
e Any person in the city who has not seen
e it is welcome to join the party.
Each |>erson is advised to bring
e along a pair of opera glasses or binoc
„ u-larS. As the comet sets shortly after
6.4S p. m„ all should be there at 6.30