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BELGIANS HOLD OWN ON RIVER YSER;
GERMANS RETAIN THE POSTS AT LILLE
In French Officia
ported to be
ing Their Advan
in Direction o
Fournes and La Bassee—
Efforts of Austrian
the River San Have Been
vorable to the Russians—-
portant Archipelago Islands
By Aitoctated IVwi,
Paris, Oct. 20.—The French official communication
given out this afternoon says that the Belgian army is hold
ing its position on the river Yser. The official communi
"In Belgium, in spite of violent attacks on the part
of the enemy the Belgian army has held its position on
the )ine of the river Yser.
"There have been other actions in the region of Ypres
between the allied forces operating in this territory and
the forces of the enemy.
"On our left wing the Germans continue to hold
strongly their advance posts around Lille in the direction
of Armentieres, Fournes and La Bassee.
"On the Meuse the enemy has endeavored in vain to
drive back the advance posts of our troops, who have
moved out along the right back of this stream in the
peninsula of the Camp des Romains.
"To sum up during the day of October 19, we have
made progress at various points on the front.
"In East Prussia and on the Vistula river there is no
change in the situation. The efforts of the Austrians to
cross the river San have been repulsed. The battle south
of Frzemysl continuing under conditions favorable to the
RUSSIAN TURKISH NAVAL BATTLE
London, Oct. 20, 10.10 A. M.—A dispatch from Copen
hagen to the "Central News" says:
"The Berliner Tageblatt' publishes a telegram from
Bucharest saying that evidently a big Russian-Turkish
naval battle has taken place in the Black Sea. Exceed
ingly heavy firing lasting a considerable time is reported."
That the allies are frustrating the attempt of the re
inforced extreme right wing of the German army to skirt
the English Channel ports with the supposed object of
finding a new route to Paris, is indicated by the French
official statement given out this afternoon which asserts
that the Belgian army is maintaining its position on the
Further actions, the statement adds, are heing fought
between the allies and the Germans in the region Yres.
Belgium, brom \ res the allied left wing extends to the I
Lnglish < ha unci where it is being supported bv British!
Along the remainder of the 360-mile battle front
stretching from the North Sea to Switzerland, where the
• blenders and the invaders have been deeply entrenched!
for >i days, the only activity noted is that in the.region!
of the Meuse river where heavy fighting goes on inces
santly principally in the vicinity of Camp Des Romaine.
French batteries at St. Mihiel, south of Verdun, are 1
reported to have destroyed an entire battery of German
artillery which had been particularly active in sweeping
the French positions. .
There is a dearth of news from German sources con-!
cerning the operations <>f Emperor William's forces either,
in France or in Russia.
A huge conflict is in progress along the Vistida river,
in Russian Poland. Dispatches from Petrograd declare i
that after fierce fighting to the west of Warsaw the Ger- 1
mans have been driven back towards their main positions'
on a line from Skiernewice. near Lodz, to Sandomir, on
the Galician border.
Russian official report says that the large forces of
Austrians that crossed the river San have been repulsed.
In the Pacific Ocean Japan has occupied "for mili-j
tary purposes" the German islands in the Archipelagos
of Marshall, Marianne and Caroline. These groups lie
C«aoiu4 ElrTfitk Pace.
®)e Star- 4tgß!Sjk Mtepenfrent
HAKIiISBURG, PA.. TUESDAY EVENING, QCTDBER 20, PAGES.
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JAPS OCCUPY IMPORTANT
ISLANDS WREN GERMANS
SINK THEIR OWN VESSEL
Tokio, Oct. 20, 6 P. M.—The Navy
Department has announced the occupa
' tion, for military purposes, of strategi
; tally important islands in the Marianne
J (or l.alrdne), Marshall, East Carolinet
| and West Caroline Archipelago®.
Jaluit, in the Marshall group, was
I occupied October 14 by a division of
1 the Japanese fleet. Jaluit, it is es
; plained, was the base of the enemy's
j maritime operations in the Marianne.
| Marshall and Eastern and Western
Caroline Archipelagos. The Japanese
I found two German vessels there. One
j sent herself to the bottom and the oth
!er was captured with her crew. No
! damage was suffered by the Japanese
fleet. The German ships of Jaluit were
Previous announcement has been
made of the occupation by Japan of is
lands iu the Marshall and Caroline
groups. The occupation of an island
in the Marianne or Ladrone group has
not heretofore been reported. The
Marianne islands lie directly east of
Luzon and about 1,700 miles from Ma
nila. In this group is the island of
Guam which was acquired by the Unit
ed States in IS9S. Here the United l
States maintains a small military force
and there is a cable station oil the line
between Manila. Honolulu and San
Francisco. The Marianne group is
about 500 miles south of the Bonin Is
lands, which belong to Japan. The
tota! area of the Marianne is about 4-0
square niiies. Most of them are densely
wooded Rnd all are described as very
! fertile. The climate is temperate and
281 PERISHEDTHEN JAP
CRUISER WAS TORPEDOED
j BY GERMAN SUBMARINE
Sasebo. .'scan. Oct. SO, 4 P. M. —
According to information reaching here
I to-day onlv three of the 254 members
of the crew of the Japanese cruiser '
! Takachi'ho. which was sunk by a mine
, in Kiao-Chow bay on the night of Oc
towr 17, survive the disaster. The body
of Captain Ito has been recovered.
The mast of the cruiser is visible
above the water. It is believed she ven
; tured too lose to the harbor.
Pekin. China. Oct. 20.—A dispatch
| received here from Tsing-Tau. the Ger
man fortified position in Kiao-Chow, !
says the Japanese cruiser Takaehiiio
was sunk in Kiao-Chow harbor the night
of October 17 by the German torpedo
Tokio, Oct. 20. —U was announced of
ficially in Tokio to-day that the Ger
man torpedo boat S-90. w.nch escaped
I from Tsiug-Tau under cover of dark
i ness. has oeen found aground and de-
I st-royed by the Japanese at a point
sixty miles south of Kiao-Chow bay.
The destruction of the B-itish sub
marine E 3 by German warships in the (
North sea. as announced from Berlin,
is the first lo«s su>t lined bv the British
submarine service since tne outbreak
•of the present war. The K 3 was a
comparatively new boat, having been
completed in 1913. She was 176 feet
long and 22 1 2 beam. Che was ca
pable of making 16 knots above the
water and 10 knots beiow and was
equipped with four 21 inch torpedo
tube. Her complement consisted of 16
BRITISH MEW SUBMARINE
SUNKBY GERMAN WARSHIPS
Berlin, bv Wireless to Saville. L». 1.,
Oct 20.—1t was officially stated here
to-day that tihe British new submarine
E-3 was sunk on Sunday, October 18,
by German warships in the North sea.
HOLLAND LINER(KIPPLKD IN
STRIKING MINE IN NORTH SEA
Harwi' h, Oct. 20, Via I»n ion, 5.07
P. M. —It is reported here that the
Holland-American Line steamer Pots
dam struck a mine in the North Sea
last night and was crippled by the re- :
NEGRO MA 0 WILL
TELL OF SHOOTING
Servant in the Carman j
Home to Relate Her
Story About Murder
of Mrs. Bailey
JURY SELECTED >|
IN RECORD TIME!
District Attorney Opens Case Against
Mrs. Carman and States Her Mo
tive for the Murder Was Jealousy j
and Suspiciom of Her Husband
Mineola. N. V., Oct. 20.—After sev
eral physicians have established the
cause of the death of Mrs. Louise D. j
Bailey, who was shot and killed in the i
office of Dr. Edwin Carman at tVeeport j
on June 30, last, Cecelia Coleman, the
negro maid iu the Carman household,
is expected to take the staud to-day to
tell her story of the crime for which J
her former mistress, Mrs. Florence C.
Carman, is accused. Questions put to 1
the talesmen yesterday by District At
torney Louis J. Smith indicated that
about the testimony of the maid he i,
will build his case against Mrs. Carman.i
The record time m which the jury 1
was selected yesterday ted District At-'
torney Smith to express the opinion
that the trial would be short and that
a verdict might be expected this week.
It was reported that night sessions
might be held to further shorten the;
Mrs. Carman bore up well under the
strain of the first day of her trial and
to-day she was expected to again take
her place beside her husband aud coun
sel. despite repoits that her health had
been seriously impaired by her jail cou j
Whether Mrs. Carman will be a wit
ness iu her own defense had not been
determined, it was said to-day. Her 1
appearance on the stand would depend, j
Continued iiu KlrveiKh fogf.
BOARDED ON SIDES
Group of Volunteers
Continues to Work on
Building for Evangel
ist Stough's Use
NO MEETING IN
IT TILL NOV. 1
Arrangements Are Made for Gatherings
of Training Classes in Personal
Work and for Shop Meetings—Miss
Colt to Speak at Sunday Services }
Work on the Stough tabernacle to
day consisted of entirely completing
the root" of the building and boarding;
the east and west sides. Both these
sides were started at once and equal
progress was made. About the same
number of workmen volunteered as
yesterday, at times thirty and at other
times fifty or more.
It is expected that work can be com
mence i to-morrow on the waterproof
covering for the roof. This work will j
practically all be done by experienced
men. owing to the danger of novices]
making a bad job of it and of conse
quent leakage in rainy weather.
• After the planks had been nailed on
Coatlnufd on Second Pace.
THE LADIES WHO FED THE
- p *"
Committee of Women Who Prepared Dinner for Volunteers Who Put Up Framework of Stough Temple in a Day
18,000 MEN !
Mexican General Cre
ates Panic Among Del
egates to Convention
of Military Chiefs
BIG ARMY MAY
Mexican Consulate at San Antonio,
Texas, Receives Startling Report
From Mexico City That Constitu
tionalist General May Surround
By J«JOCl alert frrss.
San Antonio, lex., Oct. 'JO.—The
Mexican consulate here to-day received
a report from Mexico City stating that
General Francisco Villa created a panic j
among the delegates to the convention 1
of military chiefs in Aguas Calientes
to-day by moving an army of !B,<MH>
men into position where he can envelop
the city and imprison the entire con
TEST FUSION J THE COURT
Old Line Democrats File Case to Deter
mine Right of State Committee
to Make Substitutions
Objections wore filed in coure here
to-day by James 'M. Dohan. a Philadel
phia attorney, to Democratic substituted
nominations in the Seventeenth legis
lative district of Philadelphia county.'
The case is a test one, the point raised
being the authority <it the Democratic !
St.it«<»committee to fill va ahcies on lag-1
islative tickets after the primaries.
W'hen the State committed revised i
its rule* last summer, authority was
given to the executive committee of
the State body to fill congressional, sen
atorial and leg-slative vacancies. Judge
Bonniwell. of Philadelphia, protested
the legality of such a rule and the con- 1
tesr is now carried to the courts of this,
Tt is claimed on behalf of the pe-1
titioners that the State committee has
no moral or legal right to arrogate to
itself this power of filling vacancies
as was done in some cases to effect I
fusion. Old Guard Demo rats are watch
ing the ca a c with interest.
Judge Mc('arroll has fixed Friday
next, October 20, at 10 a. m., for the >
Between 40 and .V) Passengers Killed
Liondon, Oct. 20, 9.30 A. M.—A dis
patch to the "Chronicle" from Pas-de-1
*'alais. dated Monday, says that be
tween forty an 1 fifty passengers were
killed and eighty were injured in a}
train wreck Saturday at Marquise, be- i
tween Calais and Boulogne. Two trains
carrying soldiers and refugees collided j
owing to the fa' t that a broken signal'
wire released the danger signal.
Dr. Freed Seriously 111
Dr. Isaac Freed. 133" North Fourth
street, who was brought home from
Pittsburgh on Sun lay evening, to-day
was reported to be in serious condi
tion. He i« suffering Trom congestion'
of the lungs. Dr. Freed is 70 years old
and is a commercial traveler.'
Bteelton Youth Injured in Fall
Andrew Stinuko, -36 years old, of
Steelton. suffered a fractured left col
larbone when ht feli from a troliey car
vesterday. ' Re was treated this morn- j
ing at the Harrisburg hospital.
LEWIS' NAME IS
STILL ON BALLOT
It Must Now Remain
on the Ticket of the
FORGOT TO HAVE
When He Retired as Washington Can
didate For Governor He Failed to
Remember Ho Was Named By An
other Party—Too Late Now
William l>rapet still is a can
didate for Governor Of Pennsylvania.
His name will appear as such on the
Roosevelt Progressive ticket, notwith
standing his formal withdrawal from
the Washington party ticket in favor
of Vance C . MeCormick.
With the intention of retiring from
the political arena as a candidate for
Governor, Dean Lewis, who had been
placed in nomination for the office by
the Washington party at the spring
primaries, hastened to Harrisburg on
September 16 tiled his withdrawal pa
pers, duly sworn to, in the State De
partment, and then, going to the meet
ing of the Washington party State
Committee in Chestnut Street "hall, he
announced his withdrawal, meaning
thereby to convey the impression that
so far as lie was concerned he would
not be voted for at the November elec
tion as a candidate for Governor.
Therein is where Dean Lewis made a
miscalculation. He still is a candidate
for Governor and his name will Lie
printed on the ballots of the Roosevelt
Progressive ticket as such candidate to
be voted for at tlu* November election.
Plainly put. Dr. Lewis withdrew as
the candidate of the Washington part v.
but he forgot the important fact that
he had been nominated for the same
office by the Roosevelt Progressive par
ty and he failed to withdraw as the
Continued on Kltvriith
Mayor's Action in Dis
missing Patrolman Is
Finally Sustained at
G. W. SEYMOUR
GETS THE JOB
Royal Tries to Have Kinley Appointed
to the Newly Created Vacancy in
Police Force. But His Plan Is
The City Commissioners this after
noon finally approved the action of
Mayor Royal, who dismissed Andrew J.
Murphy, a patrolman, on charges of in
subordination. By a vote of 4 to 1 they
appointed George W. Seymour, 1070
South Cameron street, as Murphy's suc
cessor. The Mayor opposed Seymour.
The new patrolman will report for duty
Before appointing Seymour the Com
missioners, by a 3 to 2 vote. —the May
or and Commissioner Gtfrgas. Jjeing in
the minority,—struck out of 'the ap
pointive resolution the name of Jacob
Kinley, Royal's preference as Murphy's
Coatlaned un second Pa*r.
PRICE. ONE CENT.
"To Want More Than
That Seems Wicked,"
He Wrote From Ski
U. S. STEEL CO.
ON THE GRILL
Government Asks That Greatest Cor
poration in World Be Broken Up
Into Numerous Companios Alleged
To Be Mergod Illegally—Suit
Pending Throe Years
fi\j .4,vmi( k;till Prras,
Philadelphia, Del. I'll. final argu
ment hi the government suit to dissolve
the I uitod Slates Steel Corporation,
the greatest combination of capital
in the world on the ground that it was
created in violation of the Sherman
anti-trust law. was begun here to-duy
before four I' uitod States circuit
judge* sitting on the United States
i ourt tor the District of New Jersey,
in which jurisdiction the proceedings
were instituted, Dctober 2t>, 11(11.
riie ease is being heard by Judges
Hulliiuton, who is presiding; MePhev
son. Hunt, formerly of tlie Commerce
court, and Woollev, recently appoiuted
to succeed Judge liray, retired.
It was agreed that the entire week
should be devoted to the arguments.
.1. M. l)i ckinson, former Secretin v of
War. who lias had charge of the "case
for the government since its iuception,
opened the argument. Henry 10. Coitgn,
special assistant to the Attorney tieu
eval, will also speak tor the goveru
Bigger Melon Wicked, Says Carnegie
Mr. Dickinson quoted a letter w it
ten by Andre.v Carnegie at Skibo t as
tie August 12, I S:»9. In this letter
Mr. ('ai ucgie w rote:
•. Illinois 90,000 inns ahead of her
proportion. v * * Bail polic\ iq allow
j o.ir proportion of eiders received to
tall below equality. * * It' you can
(111 next \ear at present prices, you
have at least forty millions profit
but it may be tift\. To want more than
that seems wicked."
I his letter, according to tiie govern
ment, is on record in tlje minutes u(
August 23, I S9l), of the Carnegie Com
Mr. Dickinson, after telling the
well-known story of the formation of
; the steel corporation, took up the cap
; ita'ization of the concern. He contend
i ed that the corporation is over-capital
ized to the extent of more than s,'>oo.-
Mr. Dickinson went into the history
i of the various companies to show that
competition among them prior to the
I formation of the . I lege 11 billion-dollar
steel trust was sharp. He quoted
Charles M. Schwab as saying that com
petition between the l arnegie anil Illi
nois Steel Companies on rails had been
Counsel for Big Corporation
Counsel who appeared for the steel
corporation and will speak during the
week are Richard V. Lindabury, New
ark. N. ,1.; John Ci. Johnson, Philadel
phia; C. A. Severance; New York, and
David A. Reed, Pittsburgh. George W.
Klwood Murray, New York, will argue
in behalf of John D. Rockefeller and
his son. who along with Andrew Car
negie. George W. Perkins, E. H. Gary,
Charles M. Schwab. Henry C. Friek and
others, are individual defendants.
F. R. Kellogg, of New York, will
speak briefly for the James J. Hill in
terest. The Hill ore interests are in
volved in the case through the lease
bv the steel corporation of ore beds in
the northwest. Since the institution of
the suit this lease has been cancelled
and Mr. Kellogg said he did not see the
necessity of his appearance except to
touch on certain law points in connec
tion with the lease.
The government asks that the great
est corporation in the world in point
of capitalization he broken up into
the numerous companies that had been
merged illegally, the government al
leges, into the gigantic concefn. The
« nnton Third
ARMY NAH (J A.ME NOV. 28
Finally Agreed That Contest Will Take
Place on Franklin Field
By Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. 20. —The Army
and Navy football game will be played
this year at Philadelphia on Franklin
Field on November 2S and four annual
games thereafter will alternate between
New York and Philadelphia, by an
agreement to-day between the Army
an I Navy Athletic Associations in ses
sions at Annapolis.
The above anaoun ement came after
a long controversy in which it wa>
slated that tile game would not be
played this year.
Football Injuries Prove Fatal
By Associated Press.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 20.—Michael
Kennedy, age,| 20, ,|ied here to-dav
from injuries received Saturday in a
football game. His back was broken.