The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, October 24, 1914, Image 1

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i Detailed Report. I'aue If I
KeT a ?. , , 57', k,> VOL. 7(>—NO. 122
Engagement Between Nieuport
and Dixmude Said to Be the
Most Violent and Most Im
portant of the Entire War With
Zeppelins Giving the Ger
mans Considerable Support—
From Sambor, Along the
River San to Przemysl and
One of the Most
Bitter Battles of the Present
War Is Being Fought, the
Fighting Having Now Lasted
Eight Days
London, Oct. 24, 10 A. M.—A private Berlin dispatch,
according to the correspondent of the "Central News" at
Copenhagen, states that the battle raging between Nieu
port and Dixmude is the most violent and the most im
portant engagement of the entire war. He adds that Zep
pelins are said to have given the Germans considerable
London, Oct. 24,4.05 A. M.—Telegraphing from Vladi
mir, in the Russian government of Volhynia, under date of
Wednesday, the correspondent of the "Times" says:
"A battle, which for numbers engaged and the bitter
ness of the fighting is probably one of the greatest of the
present war, is now raging on the line from Sambor, along
the river San, to Przemysl and Jaroslau and then to the
southward. I traveled over a distance of about 66 miles
in the rear of and parallel to the Russian position Gn which,
at ail points, cannonading was terrific and uninterrupted,
the battle having lasted for eight days.
"It is difficult to get details, but it appears that the
Austrians started the attack at Sambor, but were thrown
back by the vigorous Russian counter-attacks. Then a
concentration of the Austrian corps attempted an advance
against Lemberg with the object of bisecting the Russian
line. This attack was defeated with heavy Austrian losses
and the capture of 5,000 Austrian prisoners.
"Towards Jaroslau the Germans are co-operating
with the Austrians who took Jaroslau earlier in the fight
ing but the Russians are now said to have recaptured the
Two months ago to-day the British army began its re
treat from Moiis. To-day the battered forces of Sir John
French are fifty miles to the northwest of Mons. In the
intervening period the impetuous German advance pene
trated almost to the gates of Paris, only to be hurled back
again in the crucial battle of the Maine, aud now the hos
tile forces are deadlocked on a line which extends from
S\\ itzerland to the North Sea.
To-day's reports throw little new light on the course
<>t' the battle. Upon the fighting on the plains of Flanders,
in the opinion alike of (ierman, French and British ob-
M'l'vers. depends in large measure the outcome of the
■whole campaign and perhaps the future of German opera
tions in France. The official French statement states
with what intensity the opposing forces are contesting the
issue. It is admitted that the Germans have advanced to
the north of Dixmude aud in the neighborhood of La
Passee. but as a counter stroke, it is said, the French have
pushed iorward of Nieuport. in the region of Langewarck
and between Armentiares and Lille. These, in the lan
guage of the French War Office, are "inevitable fluctua
tions of a contest waged so fiercely." The War Office con
tents itself with tin- general statement that the line of
< ombat as a whole has been maintained.
Over the remainder of the long battle front the dead
lock continues. Slight progress is claimed by the French
at various points in the Woevre district, but the general
positions of the opposing forces is changed in no important
particular .
Regarding the situation in the east there is as hereto
fore a conflict of arms. The French War Office asserts
that the < lermans are falling back to the south of Warsaw
as well as to the west of Ivaugorod. Advices from Russia
and Austrian sources agree that one of the bitterest battles
of the war is in progress along the River San.
An official Austrian statement reports the repulse of
the Russians, who had been permitted to cross the river
and were then attacked. Dispatches from Petrograd,
however, state that the Austrian assault was repulsed by
vigorous counter-attacks of the Russians.
Into the monotonous routine of official statements
and to the technical details of the fighting was injected a
picturesque touch by the report at Tokio of Vice Admiral
Kato, verifying the German claim to another audacious
feat of the seas. The vice admiral admitted that it appar
ently was a German torpedo boat destroyer and not a mine
that sank the Japanese cruiser "Takachiho" on October
'l7. and paid a tribute to the bravery of the Japanese who
lost their lives.
Star- Jnkpctiktii
Paris. Oct. 24, 2.50 P. M. —The of
ficial communication giveu out at the
war office this afternoon says the Ger- i
mans have made progress to the north
of Dixmude and in the vicinity of I-a
Bassee, but that the French made ma
terial advances to the east of Nieu
port, in the region of Langemarck, and '
between Armeutieres and Liille. The
text of the communication is as fol- !
'•The battle continues 011 our left!
wing. The enemy has made progress to
the north of Dixmude and in the viciu- :
ity of La Bassee. We have made very 1
perceptible advances to the east of 1
Nieuport, in the region of Langemarck,
and in the region between Armeutieres
and Lille. It is a question of inevitable
fluctuations in the line of combat which ,
however, maintains itself as a whole.
"On the rest of the front several
German attacks by flay and by night
have been repulsed. At various places
we have made slight progress. In the
Woevre district our advance has con- i
tinued in the direction of the Forest :
of Mortmaro, to the south of Thiau
court and in the forest of Lepretre, 1
north of Pont-a-Mousson.
"In Kussia the Germans are reflat
ing to the south of Warsaw as well as
to the west of Ivaugorod aud Nova
! Alexandria. Desperate fighting con
j tinues in Galicia on the Sandomir front, j
At Przemysl the Russians have taken
, 2,000 Austrian prisoners."
i Tokio, Oct. 24, 4.15 P. M. —It is of i
I ficiallv announced that the De-'
partment now (.elieves that the Japan
'■ ese cruiser ,-hiho which was sunk;
in Kiao-Chow na.bor on October IT T-as !
torpedoed by the German torpedo boat i
! destroyer S 90. Previous official an- j
I nouncements had it that the cruiser had
| been sunk by a mine but German and !
■ Chinese reports credited the S 90 with;
the feat.
Unofficial accounts say that the S
' 90, masked by heavy seas, dashed out 1
' of the bay and launched her deadly tor- j
i pedo. She than ran the bloeka ie and ;
I was pursued by the enemy's destroyers.
! Foreseeing what her fate would be her
j commander drove her on the shore and |
j tired the magazines. The captain and,
the crew of sixty made their way to •
| Shanghai and were taken in charge" and
| interned by Chinese soldiers.
Vice Admiral Sadakichi Kato, com- j
| mander of the second Japanese squad-1
] ron before Tsing-Tau, reported that the ;
wreckage of the Takachiho, the fact j
that the explosion was visible for a|
j distance of 20 miles, aud the stories of
| the survivors convince him that the
! Japanese cruiser was torpedoed by the
I German destroyer. Immediately after
! the torpedo attack the magazines of
j the Takachiho blew up.
According to survivors, many mem-
I bers of the crew of the Japanese ves- 1
sel were blown overboard. These men j
j united in singing the chorus of the na-,
I tional Japanese anthem and thus per '
ished. "This is evidence how bravely I
i these men died and how they voiced !
| their love of country in the supreme'
moment," says Vice Admiral KatoJ
who also reports that the commander I
of the Takachiho died at his post on j
the bridge.
Leaders of Both Sides AgTee to Ad
journ Session at -» O'clock
This Afternoon
By Associated Press.
Washington. Oct. 24.—The filibuster
| which has been holding Congress in ses
j sion collapsed to-day and leaders of
both sides agreed, to adjourn at 4
1 o'clock this afternoon.
At the conference whicli agreed on j
the adjournment, Southern members
fighting for legislation to relieve cot
ton growers pledged themselves not to
I block the plan with points o <f no
quorum or other technicalities. The
plan was accepted by .Senate leaders
where the filibuster also had commenced
and adjournment again seemed assured.
Senator Smith, of Georgia, who has 1
been tthe head and front of the filibuster '
in the Senate, said he would not block
the adjournment if the majority of thei
Southern Senators were decided to;
abandon the filibuster. That appeared I
to be the situation.,
Fourth Son Added to King Alfonso's
Household in Madrid
Madrid, Oct. 24, Via Paris, 11 A.
M.—A son was born this morning to
Queen Victoria, of Spain.
The Queen of Spain is a granddaugh
ter of the late Queen Victoria of Eng
land. The son born to-day is her sixth
child, the others being three sons and
two daughters. 1
is. mm io
Counsel for Woman Ac-!
cused of Slaying Mrs. j
Bailey Rests Case
! Shortly Before Noon \
Witness Testified To-day He Saw* Man j
Running Across the Carman Lawn ;
j About the Time of the Murder and
Leap Over the Fence
fi.v Associate* Press.
Mineola. Oct. 2 4.—The defense of
Mrs. Florence Conklin Carman, 011 trial
] for the murder of Mrs. Louise Bailey
on June 30, last, rested shortly before
noon to-day. Counsel prepared feo sum ;
up and indications were that th*; ease !
would go to the jury late this after-
I noon.
The testimony of unimportant wit
nesses and the arguments of I>istriet
Attorney l>ouis J. Smith and counsel
for the defense to-day was all tlwt re j
niained to be heard by the jury this i
morning. It was expected thai, the I
jury would be given the case late this i
I afternoon and the opinion prevailed !
that a verdict would be returned before ;
After testifying on cross-examina 1
tion and after listening to the testi
j monv of her little daughter, Elizaiteth; I
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Conklin.; her 1
j sister, Mrs. Ida Powell; her niece, Mrs.
j Helen Powell Corby, and her husband,
j Dr. Edwin Carman, the accused woman
| returned to her cell last night prolict- j
I ing that the jury would return a ver- i
j diet of acquittal. She sent her parents, j
j her daughter and nusband home happy I
j with her assurance that within a few j
i hours she would be free and would j
; spend Sunday with them,
Negro > Testimony Favors Defanse
i Mrs. Carman's confidence in the out- j
! c-onte may be attributed to the m:«s of '<
evidence, mostly from members of her |
immediate family, to disprove the etorv
j told by Celia Colt man, the negro maid
in the Carina i home, that implicated j
! her mistress wit! the murder. The de
fense also offered a witness, a negro
man. who testified that after the shot
was fired he saw a man run across the
Carman lawn, jump a fence and etisap-1
j pear.
Mrs. Carman's face was wreathed
;in smiles when she entered the court
room. Shebowed to several frirnds,
kissed her daughter Elizabeth, greet
i ed her husband with a nod and a smile
I and taking the seat at the ta-
Continued on Hißhth Page.
Evangelist Says He
Never Made Such a
Statement About the
Sunday Sends Telegram Say
ing He Is Not Endorsing Any Can
didate and Has Never Done So in
His Religious Campaigns
I The Rev. Dr. Henry W. Stough, the
' i evangelist, who will conduct the- re
: ligious revival to begin in this city on
: November 1, and who was quoted in a
i Clearfield county newspaper as having
1 said that Dr. Martin L. Brumbaugh,
1 the Republican candidate for Governor,
was drunk and had to be led to his
1 room after a meeting in Dubois, came
[ out flat-footed to-day and said that he
! J made no charge of the kind relating to
t Dr. Brumbaugh and never said he was
; drunk, as quoted. This denial of the
|, story came from Dr. Stough in re
. S sponse to a telegram sent him by Mr.
. E. J. Stackpole, of the "Telegraph,'"
..asking him concerning the truth of the
, 1 quotation attributed to Dr. Stough. In
| full the Stough reply is as follows:
"Certain members of the Brum"-
baugh party were drunk when thev
t i were in Dubois.
I "My information is that one orf the
candidates in the party was 'knisey
1 drunk' wnile another candidate was
j only 'plastered.'
"At the Acorn Club in the presence
of about fifty people, .Toe Bensinger,
' i former State treasurer of Hotel Men 'a
Association, a saloon keeper and hotel
i man went up to Dr. Brumbaugh, put
his hand on the doctor's shoulder and
said: 'I have orders to put you to bed
|i at 10 o'clock. While you are in the
1 Continued OB Xlitk Page.
120,000 LOSS IN
Ten Buildings Destroy
ed by Flames Dis
covered Early This
Carlisle Sends Auto Engine Which
Makes Long Run and Gets Into Ac
tion Thirty Minutes After Sum
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Newville, Oct. 24.—Eight stables, a
warehouse and a plumbing establish
ment were destroyed by a fire which
broke out, in one of the stables at 5.50
' o'clock this morning. The total losses
are estimated at $21,000. The flames
for a time threatened destruction to the
residential section of Newville.
Steward McDonald, who was aiding
jin rescuing horses from the stables,
was severely burned about the face and
hands. It is believed, however, he will
j recover. The blaze had assumed such
! proportions within an hour after it was
j discovered that the chief of the fire de
; partment sent a call to Carlisle for as
j sistance.
A motor combination chemical and
| hose wagon with several men made a
record run here from Carlisle and had
a stream on the burning buildings thir
| ty m'.nutes after receiving the call for
j help.
Flames Near Dynamite
The fire was confined to the stables
i and warehouses on Church avenue, im
j mediately back of the residential sec
j tion, although the firemen and specta
| tors were in a state of excitement when
] they learned that a warehouse, iaimedi
j ately back of the Graham & Laughlin
! hardware store, which had caught fire
j several times contained a large quan-
I tity of dynamite.
The fire is believed to have started in
Continued on Ninth I'ftkr,
Diggers Uncover 20-Foot Stone Struc
ture Which Ofice Marked the
Course of a Creek
A force of men engaged in laving
the new water main in Front street,
tfhis morning uncovered tibe bed of an
old vreek beneath that thoroughfare be
| tween the I.McCormick and Olmsted resi-
I dences, just north of Walnut street. A
stone archway that reached to within
two feet of the level of the asphalt
pavement was encountered in the work
and the new water main will have to
be laid through it.
The arch over tine old creek bed is
estimated to be twenty feet in width
at the -bottom and is twelve feet deep.
It was covered up, according to old resi
dents, about forty years ago. For a
while water ran through under the
street, but in late years the outlet; had
, become clogged up and the creek bed
was almost forgotten until it was found
again this morning.
The course of the waterway was
south through River street and made a
turn at Locust toward the river, going
under the Olmsted house Which occu
pies the site of the old St. Lawrence
| German Catholiic church. The creek is
' supposed to have been one of the out
( lets for Wetzel swamp, which is now
j Wildwood lake.
Discovery of this archway under the
street presents a problem to the con
tractor who is laying the water main.
main will ran about ten feet above
the bed of the old creek.
Postofflce at Grantham Robbod of #SO
in Cash and $l5O in stamps
Last Night
Early this morning yeggmen blew
j open the safe in the postofflce at
| Grantham, which is located on the Phil -
j adelphia and Reading railroad on the
1 border line of York and Cumberland
counties, and secured SSO in cash and
$l5O worth of stamps.
The postofflce is in the store of P.
>l. Wingert and the safe is located in a
little room in the rear of the store.
The burglars covered the safe with
blankets and it is supposed that they
waited until a train was passing be
fore they set off the charge. A resi
dent of Grantham heard a sharp re
port about 3.30 o'clock, but paid no
attention to it.
The State police, who are hunting for
the burglars, have no trace of them, ex
cept that it is supposed that they board
ed a train and came to this city.
16.000 ON PAVI
Lower Prices Offered
in Bids Opened To
day Are Attributed,
to Competition
Central Construction Company of Har
risburg Is Low in Most Cases—
Contracts to Be Awarded So Work !
Can Start Soon
Between $5,000 and $6,000, contrac
tors say, will be saved by the City of'
| Harrisburg through the fact that three!
| different contracting firms, —two from
Harrisburg and the other from Clove-'
| land, O. —competed for the contracts to
i pave, with asphalt, seventeen different;
i street sections. The proposals were
opened at noon to day by William H.
Lynch, Commissioner of Highways.
Tiie Central Construction & Supplv |
I Company, of Harrisburg, was low bid
j der for most of the work. The Clew-1
| land Trinidad Paving Company, of
| Cleveland, 0., was low on the paving
| for several small contracts,—short al
leys,—but that concern's bid on the
curbing exceeded that of the Central
by ten cents on the foot so that in to
taling the figures for curbing and pav
ing the Central is low on these jabs
The Cleveland Company set out in
its proposal that it would not under
take to do paving work in this city un
less the contracts called for 16,000 or
| more square yards. The Stucker Broth
ers Construction Company, of Harris
i burg, also submitted bids.
Six sets of specifications for the sev
enteen paving jobs were lifted at the
Highway Department by street paving
contractors ana it was thought that the
Continued ou Mnth I'n jrt*.
Flames Break Out When Pennsylva
nia Train Is Running Through Cove
and Coach and Its Contents are
Rapidly Destroyed
A high bred cow. worth several
thousand dollars, and many cases of
merchandise worth more than a thou
| sand dollars, were destroyed in a fire
which consumed an Adams Express
Company car on train No. 4S, at Cove,
twelve miles west of here, ou the Mid
dle division of the Pennsylvania rail
road late yesterday afternoon. The
train was bound for this city. The total
loss may rea> ii SIO,OOO.
Express messengers on the train dis
covered the fire burning fiercely about
3 o'clock and the train was stopped at
| Cove. The car was cut out of the train
) at a water tank n here a stream of wa
| ter was played on it. The car, cow and
merchandise were a total loss, although
the contents of two metal cases, whidh
are the property of the express com
pany, was saved. The train continued
on its way without the burning car.
The trucks were brought to this city
this morning and placed on a siding
near the express company 's office and
just beueath the Mulberry street bridge
Continued on Mnfb Pajce.
Miss Buehler and Party Marooned in
Berlin Will Arrive To-morrow
Word was received here eariy this
morning by Miss Bachael Pollock, 1'32
North Second street, that her niece,
Miss Martha Buehler, and Miss Mary
Robinson, Mis? Margaretta Fleming and
Miss Susanna Fleming, all of this city,
will arrive in New York from Europe
to-morrow, on the steamship Rotterdam.
Miss Buehler, Miss Kobinson and the
Misses Fleming had been touring the
continent for the last year and when
war broke out were in France. For
some time nothing was heard of them
and no letters were received by their
friends and relatives here until through
their friends and Vance C. McCormick,
Secretary Bryan was interested in the
matter and finally received word that
the party was safe in Berlin, where
they would remain until they could ob
tain passage home.
It is expected that the party will ar
. rive in this city late to-morrow night
lor Monday morning.
1 2 3 4 Total
Princeton. . . 83E3 |H HSR 9311 —II
Dartmouth, . WM ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■
Harvard.. MM M M M
Penn State. . M ■■ M
u. oi p mm ng mm MM
Carlisle, . . . |Q} |Q] |Q |Q —|Q
K con OH
Princeton and Dart
mouth Play Initial
Game in Formers
New Palmer Stadium
Cornell and Brown Do Battle On tlic
Pole Grounds in Only Big Football
Contest New Yorkers Will See At
Home This Season
/!;/ AanuciutcJ I'u
Philadelphia, Oct. 24. I'ho Indians
! bv struignt hue bucking bv tneir backs
, carried the battle to Penn ; 5-yard line,
where they were held and lost the ball
I oil »» attempted placement kick. The
: remaining pla, of the period was in
, Carlisle's territory. Score: I'eun, U;
■ Indians, 0.
J In the second period Pennsylvania
I tried a field goal, bat the ball did not
J carry to the goal jiost. Carlisle se
j cured the ball and by consistent plug
; carried the ball to midfiehl, where
j Pennsylvania stopped the Indians and
it was I 'enn s b:i I on a punt near her
own 40-yard line. \ fumble gme the
ball to the Indians again on I'eiin's
•I 2-yard line Uesunnug her line
plunging, Carlisle carried the ball with
in I 'en n s o-ynrd line, a-- - the Indians
were about to carry the ball over tiie
f»oal« Pratt fumbled and the period
v\:.s over. Scoic end second period:
| I'enn, 0; Indians. 0.
i New \ork, Oct. 114.—Though not
the most important game in the east to
; day, local attention is attracted to the
i Polo Grounds where Cornell and Brown
meet in :he only big football contest
|;a New orli tli.s season. Both teams
bad their tiual drills yesterday, Cornell
i taking the field alter the Providence
i players had finished and drilled behind
j closed doors.
Princetou-Dar'.iqontli Couteet
j The • tank':iig batt f the day bid*
J fair to be the Princeton Dartuioutij
conflict. It will be the lirst game ia
the new Palmer stadium at Priucetun.
The Dartmouth eleven this year is con-
I sidered fully up to the Dartmouth
-standard aud Dartmouth's best has
played close games with the Tigers with
an occasional victory. More than once
the teams have been so well-matched
that tae won was small and the winner
in doubt ali the way. This year Prince
j ton, like Vale is opening out and push
ing tluiig.-. 1 tic l'igvrs haven's dune
anything worthy of special mention yet
i and tlu game with Dartmouth should
I pro; e the actual worth of the team.
I Harvard plays Pennsylvania State,
but the team which the crimson will
! put in the field is far from its best aud
there is a cliauci of an unexpected vic
tory. I-or a hard game Pennsylvania
State is stiii an unknown quantity. It
will be a roiief to Harvard to" come
through the battle without having any
more men injured.
U. of P. and tlie liid.aas
I he University of Pennsylvaii a aft
er its ex llent against ihe
navy, is hopeful of getting even for
; son.- 1 dele: ;> !,, I aiiinr, tlie more >o
I because the Indians have been doing
; poorly. Renewed /est will go with the
, Army an I Navy efforts to-day since i'.
: has been definitely settled that they a'«
j to meet.
! Poruier Conductor of Valley Railways
Company Takes Poison
| (Spt-ial lo i- i-'tar-liidepemlcut.l •
Carlisle, Oct. H I. — An empty two
jounce bottle which once contained ear
j boiic acid and which he held in his
. hand this morning explained the death
j of James Steele. 3S years old, of Kast
| Penn street, a former conductor on the
| trolley line of the Valley, Railways
I Company, running between here aud
i Harrisburg. Hi- lifeless body was found
j by his wife a few minutes after he got
! up at 6 o'clock, preparatory to his go
j ing to work.
Financial troubles are said to have
prompted the former trolley aian to end
j his life. Steele and his wife conversed
| with each other before he left the bed
room to prepare for work and then Mrs.
j Steele said, he gave not the slightest
intimation that he intended to com
mit suicide.
Steele's widow and six children sur
vive him, besides his parents, three
brothers ami three sisters.