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City Gradually Return- 1
ing to Normal Condi
tions Following Ger
NO TRIBUTE YET I
LEVIED ON TOWN
Germans Thus Far Have Only Demand-!
Ed Supplies lor Their Array—Ba- j
keries, Meat Shops and Grocery
Stores Opening in Poorer Section
Antwerp, Oct. 23, Via Roosendaal to 1
London. Oct. 24, 1.20 A. M. —Antwerp
gradually is returning to normal condi
tions. About 150,000 of its 35u,000
inhabitants most of whom fled the city
when the Germans occupied it, have
returned to their homes. Some baker
ies, meat shops anil grocery stores are I
opening in the |x>orer section of the
city, and a few old women with dog;
• arts are offering apples ami vegetables
in the once busy markets. The German
Hag Hies from the tower of the cathe-J
dral of Notre Dame but Belgian priests j
are reading mass as usual.
Belgians, Gorman soldiers and Ger
man officers, many of whom have their j
wives with them, are living quietly in
the leading hotels which are forced to
keep open for the army. The streets
virtually are deserted except for the
gray German automobiles which dash
along at mad speed, carrying officers
ciad in smoke gray uniforms.
No Tribute Levied on City
No tribute has been levied on the
city at yet. except that the Germans
have demanded supplies for their army,
(ieneral Von Huehne is governor gen
eral of the military government. .Maj.ir
• ieneral Von Bodenhausen, commander
of the fortress of Antwerp, will be in-1
stalled shortly as civil governor to take,
charge of the issuance of passports and
other duties which have been performed
bv Henry Diedrich, until recently Amer
ican consul general at Antwerp, and
the Belgian burgomaster, M. Davoss,
acting in conjunction with German sol
diers and many plain clothes German
General Von Buehne has given as
surance that Belgians will not be forced ,
to dig entrenchments or do other work ;
for the Germans if they return to the
Belgian cities. Every consideration is
being shown the Belgians by the Ger
mans that the kindness makes the Bel
gians suspicious as they believe, they'
say, that a trap is being laid. Over'
12.000 Belgians returned to Antwerp
to-day and probably half that number;
Towns Filled With Frantic Belgians
The only trains running from Ant
werp are to Roosendaal, Holland. Hour
ly service is being maintained botii
ways during daylight hours and all
trains are crowded. All the Holland
border towns are filled with frantic
Belgians who move about anxiouslv
seeking relatives anil are afraid to re
turn to their own country.
Virtually all the highways in the!
north of Belgium and in the south of)
Holland are filled with refugee pe
destrians and dog an I horse carts load
ed with furniture and clothing. Barns, I
farm houses, haystacks and cars on side
tracks furnish shelter for those travel-i
ing families. Holland is harvesting its
sugar beet crop and some of the refu
gees are employed in this work.
Country About Antwerp Desolate
The country about Antwerp is deso-'
late, as the Belgians levelled many for-1
osts to give the forts a better chance at I
the approaching enemy. It is estimated j
that about three hundred buildings
were destroyed in Antwerp by bombs,
most of these structures being resi
The hotel De L'Kurope and the
j Taverne R ovale. on La Place Yerte,
were among 25 large buildings de
! stroved by fire caused by bombs. La
mier and other leading business streets
were untouched but all the large busi
ness houses are still closed despite the
efforts of the Germans to restore nor
j mal conditions.
Hundreds of ships are lying in the
canals and at the docks, efforts to open I
shipping being unavailing as Holland
J controls the mouth of the Sehelit riv
er. The factories nil are closed and the'
j American consulate is looking after the
i business interests of citizens of the al l
f lied countries. The Stars and Stripes]
| fly from the offices of the Red Star
Line, the American Petroleum Com-j
| panv and other American concerns.
(iff Killed During Bombardment
It is estimated that sixty persons'
were killed during the bombardment of
Antwerp. Theopile Lemaire, Argentine
consul at Antwerp, was the most proroi
nent victim. He wtn killed in the eel
i lar of his home by a bomb which came
through the roof and floors and struck
him. Because of the bombardment it
was necessary to bury his body 011 the
spot where for three days it was
guarded. Ijater it was reinterred in I
the cemetery with the Itodies of Cap -
tain Hammond and 49 English soldiers.
The wounded were left in the Bel
gian military hospital by the fleeing
j forces who were unable to take all with
them. Most of the British marines
were wounded in the legs, their injuries i
being slight. They were badly in need
of clothing and asked Consul Dieder
ich to help them before the Germans!
sent them to prison. Probably not over:
i 20 other Englishmen are in Antwerp.
Officials' Narrow Escape
I Consul Diederich and the Amsterdam
vice counsel, Harry Sherman, both nar
rowly escaped death during the bom
bardment. They lived on the south side
of the city where the shelling occurred.
' The operators of a Zeppelin dirigible !
! balloon dropped a bomb within 200
feet of .Mr. Sherman's home and the
house adjoining Mr. Diedrich's resi
| denee was completely wrecked by a
Persons having proper credentials :
may enter and leave Antwerp without]
trouble. German officers are busy every !
where making maps of the eitv and I
supervising the policemen in an effort !
ro restore normal conditions. The I
j streets are cleared by 9 o'clock a
night. There has been no friction be [
tween the Belgians and the Germans.)
The German officers proceed as if they 1
I expect to remain in the city perma j
German forces constantly are enter- i
ling and leaving the city, apparently!
for the fighting line. Petrol supply aii-1
i tomobiles, horse drawn commissary I
| wagons, infantrymen, artillerymen and I
cavalrymen are starting south daily.!
! The clean uniforms of the men and i
J their fresh horses indicate that these'
' troops have seen little service.
King and Queen With Army |
London, Oct. 23, 7.110 A. M.—A dis
patch from Amsterdam to Keuters Tele-1
gram Company says that the newspa-!
pers Hau^lelsblad, of that city, learns I
tEat the Belgian king and queen arel
still with the Belgian army. '
rTARRTSBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT. SATURDAY EVENINC.. OCTOBER 24. 1914.
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RUSSIAN AND TLRI O-GERMAX
FLEETS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY j
London, Oct. 24, 3.03 A. M.—The |
; Milan correspondent of the "Post'' has j
j this to say of the situation in the Black!
j "Although there is iittle news from |
I the Black Sea where a week ago the '■
Russian and Turco-German fleets were!
; in dangerous proximity, it is evident!
1 that no battle lias taken place.
"It is believed that v the Tureo-Ger-|
t man fleet which was outnumbered de-1
spite the superiority of the Goeben,'
; withdrew into the Bosphorus and that'
the Russians, having replied to the j
I Turkish parade with an effective conn-;
; ter demonstration, have returned to i
! their home port."
Chase Hostile Planes From Paris
Paris, Oct. 24.—Two German aero-1
> planes were seen coming toward Paris'
yesterday from Compiegne, but a
squadron of French machines pursued
the Germans, who disappeared to the
Horses to Feed French
Fort Collins, Col., Oct. 24.—Two car j
loads of horses were shipped from here j
to-day destined for France. Agents of'
the French government said the animals
' would be used for food and not for j
Rush Order on War Blankets
N'orristown, Oct. 24.; —To till a large
order for blankets to be used by armies
at war in Europe, the Woodstock mills !
here are working to fullest capacity,
making from 1,200 to 1,400 woolen J
blankets daily. It is said by a member 1
of the firm tliat the present order will 1
keep the mill running for three months.
Duke of Roxburghe Wounded
Eondon, Oct. 24.—The "Pall Mall
Gazette,'' says that the Duke of Rox
burghe, captain of the Scots Guard, was
wounded while on service in France. [
His wounds, however, are not danger
; ous. The l>uke of Roxburghe, in 1901! I
! married Miss Mav Goelet.
British Officers Still Falling
j Eondon, Oct. 24. —\ British casual
ty list issued yesterday, but dated 00-j
tober 18, reports 10 officers killed, in-j
I eluding Lieutenant Sir R. G. V. Duff,
'of the Second Life Guards and 29
| British Torpedo Boat Refloated
London, Oct. 23, 4.20 P. M.—The]
! British torpedo gunboat Dryad, which 1
| went ashore recently at Kirkwill, off!
I the coast of Scotland, has been refloat !
! ed. An examination shows that she
! has received no damage.
Says German Retroat Was Precipitous
London, Oct. 23. 4.50 P. M.—in a]
dispatch from Warsaw the correspon 1
I dent of the Reuters Telegram Company'
| says that the German retreat from War ]
jsaw was so precipitate that the soldiers
' had to abandon their food supplies.
Many of the prisoners taken are ex
hausted from hunger. One complete unit
of SOO men ha? been captured by the 1
Dr. Smucker Preaches Sermon at Metli- j
odist Anniversary Services
Mechanicsburg, Oct. 24.—Last even-1
ing the sermon of the anniversary week j
of the Methodist church was preached j
liy the Kev ('. A. Smucker, pastor of :
the Stevens Memorial church, Harris-I
burg. There will be 110 service this I
evening. To-morrow will be Okl Folks'.
Day, when the sermon will be preached '
by the Rev. A. llouck, of Carlisle.
Last evening <1 tine lecture was giv- j
en in Columbian Hall, Irving College,
before the faculty, the student body |
and a few friends ol' the college. The \
lecture was given bv Dr. Seeling, of |
ork. It is Dr Seeling who revived I
the custom ot paying a rose as rental j
for the chui'ch in Manheim. He gave |
very interesting facts concerning
Baron Stiegel the founder of that '
The first quarterly conference of this !
conference year was held last evening
in the First I' B. church. The Rev. W.!
H. Washinger, district superintendent,
A meeting of the Progressive party I
is announced to be held in Franklin
hall this evening. The speakers an- '
nounced are Dr. .1, H. Kreider, Fill- j
more ,\la 11st and George U Reed.
Mrs. Elizabeth Witraer is in Steel- ]
ton, called there by the illness of her
grandson, Witmer Thompson, who had j
I>is collar bone broken in a football j
game 011 Thursday.
At the meeting of the Woman's Club |
held at the home of Mrs. George Fulton ;
last evening Miss Jjile George was elect- I
ed delegate *o the fall meeting of the !
Cumberland Valley league of Woman's !
Clubs, to be lu-ld .11 Newville November I
The Rev A. R. Steck. D. D., of Car
lisle, president if the board of trus- j
tees of Irving College, was a visitor to |
the college yesterday.
Dr. Ruth Deeter, of llarrisburg, is j
the guest of Mrs. Calvin Clenflenin, |
West Main street.
The Rev. E. D W?igle, D. D„ of I
Camp Hill, was a visitor here vester-1
W. Kline, Republican county;
chairman, was a visitor here yesterday.
Miss Dover, of Harrisblirg, was in |
Mechanicsburg last evening. She is a |
great-great granddaughter of Baron !
who was the founder of Man- i
heim and of the red rose rental for one j
of the churches.
Frank Comfort, of Philadelphia, is j
visiting his mother, Mrs. Laura Com-I
fort, West Main street.
Norman Bucher, of the class of 1914
of the High school, who is now a stu
dent in Lebanon Valley College, spent'
a short time at the High school vester- j
day, when 011 his way to his home in j
Shepherdstown to spend Saturday and !
Walter Zeigler, of Independence, I
Kan., is visiting relatives in this place
Candor is telling the other fellow
something about himself that makes
hi in sore at you.
SIIKIIG IF FOIR
First Graphic Descrip- (
tion of Sea Fight in
Which Torpedo Boats
TELLS THE STORY
Ensrlish CJruisfir Undaunted and Four
.tiiigiisn uruiser unaauntea ana 1 our
Torpedo Boat Destroyers Partici
pate in Naval Battle Off Dutch
Coast Proved Disastrous to German,
London, Oct. 24, 2.13 A. M.—The
j first good descripton of the sea tight:
I last Saturday which resulted in the j
I sinking of four German torpedo boat'
I destroyers off the Dutch coast by the'
' British cruiser Undaunted and the tor
■ pedo boat destroyers Lance, Lennox, I
Legion and Loyal, is given by an of-j
| ficer of the Undaunted.
| "When heading northward,'' the of-1
| ficer said, "we saw the smoke of four;
| German vessels. The eaptain immediate-j
ly ordered 11s to clear for action and j
jto chase them. We steamed at top j
j speed with the destroyers in pursuit j
| of the Germans." It was an unforget- i
J table sight. Our nerves were strained I
i and everybody was as keen as mustard
over our luck,
Germans Overtaken in Flight
"The Germans turned about and i
i fled but we had the advantage in speed j
; and soon they were in range of our 6-1
: inch bow chasers. Seeing themselves
[cornered they altered their course to j
get a better strategic position and an
swered our,lire, aiming mostly at our j
"Lusty cheering rang from our ships j
; as the first German destroyer disap
, peared. A shell struck her just below
| the bridge and she toppled over on her :
j beam ends like a wounded bird, then |
1 righted herself to a level with the sur
i face and finally plunged bow first be
' neath the waves. It was all over with
j her in two minutes.
"In less than an hour after we had
1 sighted the Germans her second de- !
j stroyer was out of action. She was j
I ablaze fore and aft, showing what the '
J fearful shell work was doing. .As one j
| shell hit her the funnels, bridge, tor-1
J pedo tubes and deck fitting all disap-
I peared like magic.
No Time to Rescue Drowning
j "We actually passed over the spot
i where the first vessel was sunk anil
' for the space of a couple of seconds as;
| we tore through the water at a rate of j
| over thirty knots an hour we saw poor j
j wretches floating about clinging to j
I charred and blackened debris and other
I wreckage. It was a pitiable sigh but we
! had two more combatants to put out of
action and were forced to speed along
| and tried to forget the sight.
| "The second ship, still a mass of j
| flames, had sunk to the level of the
i water and we soon had the remaining
two holed and maimed. Their firing was (
very poor though several of their shells
1 flew around and cast shrapnel bullets;
| about us.
J "The enemy fired many torpedoes,!
lone of them missing the 'Undaunted's j
j stern by only a few yards. Fortunate- j
| ly we saw the bubbles it maile as it ap- j
proaehed and thus avoided the fate of j
j the Aboukir (a British cruiser sunk re-j
j cently by a German submarine).
"An hour and a half after the Ger-'
mans were sighted; all was over with ;
them and the order was given to save |
People profit more by experience in j
speculation in which they make than!
in those in which they lose.
KICK OUT DRONES
Says He Will See to It
That Every Man in
the Capitol Earns His
! Republican Candidate for Governor Re
news His Pledge i'or Local Option
—Promises to Protect Workers—
Will Not Be Bossed
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Uniontown, Pa., Oct. 24. — Dr. Mar
tin G. Brumbaugh made a baker s doz
en speeches yesterdav in Favette coun
ty. After he had seen the parade last
night of 3,000 men with torches and
red lire, 13 bands and 85 automobiles,
with thousands crowding the sidewalks
and cheering, he made a speech in the
Uniontown Opera House before 1,200
people, to whom he said:
"1 shall be satisfied and happy with
the verdict at the polls on November
Dr. Brumbaugh made the first speech
of the evening so that he could speak
again to 1,000 men at an overflow
"You can vote me in or you can vote
me out of this election,'' said Dr. Brum
baugh. "But von can't vote ine in or
out of the fight which I pledge to make
for my platform. lam not in this
contest simply to win an election but
to win rights for the people in Penn
sylvania and for these rights I will light
as long as I live.''
Dr. Brumbaugh again gave his pledge
'for local option —"County by coun
ty," adding, "and I don't want any
hypocrite to lie or misrepresent me ou
a moral question on which 1 have spok
en as clearly as I would speak to a
kimlergarden child in Philadelphia.
State Too Grand to Have a Boss
"I also believe that it is rbsolutely
right to allow the people in each part
I of this Commonwealth,'county bv coun
ty, to determine for themselves whether
or not intoxicating liquors shall be sold
in the several counties. I made this
I statement in my primary platform and
I stand for local option now, as I have
stood for it in the past, and shall stand
for it to the end. 1 want no man or
group of men to be misled on this is
sue, or to misrepresent me in a matter
upon which my whole life has been a
definite pronouncement and a consist
"It has been intimated that if I
1 were elected Governor somebody, some
j where in some way, would control me
jin the performance of my public du
I ties. I want to say to you that 1 have
absolutely no boss and never will have;
| i hat I am hand-free and heart-free to
j serve the people of this Commonwealth
| honestly, openly and fearlessly. Penn
sylvania is too fine a State, too splen
! did in her record of patriotic achieve
j nients, too grand in her industrial ac
tivities, to have a boss.
Will Kick Out the Drones
"Pennsylvania, because of her varied
I industries and tremendous industrial ac
tivities, employs armies of women work
j era, who also deserve at our hands not
i only .just, but chivalrous, protection in
! order that they may work under condi
! tions which shall in no way interfere
with their health or impair their power
jto give to the State a generation of
j strong, vigorous children."
In pledging a clean, capable, eonsci
! entious performance of his duties as
j Governor, when chosen, Dr. Brumbaugh
I "I shall see to it that every other
! man in the Capitol earns his money or
I I 'll kick him out.''
PENROSE MM TO VARE
Senator Says "Incident Is Closed"
\ When Asked to Discuss De
mand of Congressman
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Philadelphia, Oct. 24.—Open revolt
| of the Vares against Penrose, expected
: as a climax of the challenge to Senator
Penrose by Representative Vare on the
i floor of Congress, Thursday, failed to
materialize yesterday. The political
•world waited anxiously for some em
phatic reply from Penrose and further
attack from Vare, but in vain.
Representative Vare demanded that.
Penrose deny the accusation imputed
j to hi in, namely, that "Vare had actu
ally paid $5,000 to the late (Mayor Rey
jburn." Senator Penrose mifde no defi
| nite reply. He contented himself with
j saying that "the incident is closed."
Representative Vare returned from
j tthe capital early yesterday. He would
not admit that the incident was closed,
but refused to comment in any way
\ upon the situation. He refused to give
any indication as to what his future
j political course would be.
I An adviser of Representative Vare
said that the future course of the Con
gressman had not. been decided, and
would not be until some more definite
utterance comes from the newspaper
j that published the statement complain
:cd of in the Washington speech. He
I said 'that Representative Vare was pre-
Uared to protect 'his personal honor at
I any politic al cost, and tlhat action might,
j bo expected if there is not a satisfac
j torv repudiation of the story.
The Vare workers, remennbering the
I days of 1911 upon reading the speech
\ of 'Representative Vare yesterday, has-
I tened to the offices of Senator Vare.
They went prepared to enter the tig'ht
on election day to deefat Penrose. Near-
I ly all of the South Philadelphia ward
j leaders and some from outlying wards
| saiw Senator Vare. They came out con
; vinced that there would be no imme
j diate open revolt against Penrose, but
! were impressed with the fact that the
j Vares were interested in the State
ticket and that no extra efforts should
be made to get out votes for Penrose.
The fight agains*t Penrose's leader
ship, it was declared by one Vare lead
er, will not be made at this crisis. The
war is only postponed, he said, until
next year when a city ticket is to be
HARRISBURCERS LED MARCH
Central Democratic Club at Head of
Line in Parade Held Before
Rally in Reading
(.Special to the Star-Independent.)
Reading, Oct. 24. Democratic
Berks county last night gave an ova
tion to the Palmer-McCormick cam
paigners. Following meetings at Kutz
town and Fleetwood in the late after
noon and a reception at the American
House in the early evening, more than
.>,OOO men paraded behind the State
candidates they were taken in auto
mobiles to the Academy, where the
speeches were made.
Fifteen hundred men and some wom
en were, packed into the theatre, every
hundreds'V H- 6 tl "° M bein » '' 11(1,1 ««<!
l e e, 111 the aißle " and at
bv Count'v ,' e > °" Se ' 1 1 >vas estimated
that Toon C " a,rma " H«m' j. Dlmn
I e , r ere "" ahl " ,0 F F t
the theatre Immediately after the
was »t» g rt W r OP / U ;l " over " ow '"eeting
was started in Jront of the Court House
heard th! , 1,500 > ,ers,,ns there
eard the candidates discuss the issues
or the campaign.
A feature of the parade was the
Ce!it?«7"n ~"° menibers of the
entral Democratic Club, of Harris
and"' l" "c"' h VaiH ' e <-'• McCormick,
Then® t , ( ' l overnor - is « member,
i entral dub was acompanied h*
the commonwealth band, of ilarrisbur ..
taded by the American, State and
Hariisbnrg city (lags, this -lub led the
numerous clubs from Reading, the
borough of West Reading, Temple,
Heetwoo<J and other neanbv places \
dozen bands and drum corps were in
Congressman A Mitchell Palmer, can
.('date for the I'uited States Senate;
Mr McCormick, "Farmer" William T.
Cieasj, candidate for Lieutenant Gov
ernor; Willi HUl N. McAlnir. candidate
.or Secretary ot Interna! Affairs, and
Robert I>. Bright ano Arthur B. Clark,
candidates for Congressmen at larce
came here from Philadelphia. '
( ongressnian Palmer and Mr. Mc-
Cormick, upon their introduction bv the
chairman of th. Academv meetiii",
Chris tan H. Ruhl, an attorney ami
president, of the Berks County * Trust
Company, were cheered for ' several
minutes. William .1. Rourke, a former
City Solicitor of Reading, was chairman
of the Court House meeting.
Pinchot Calls Penrose a Tool
Media, PH., Oct. 24.— Uifford Pinchot,
Washington party candidate for t'nited
States Senator, declared in H curbstone
speech here last nig'it that his Repub
lican opponent, Boies Penrose, was nor.
lit to represent the people, because, both
I at Washington and .it Harrisburg, he
; lias always been the tool of the public
I rmlege clique, ever ready to do their
Miner Leaps to Death
! Shamokin, Pa.. Oct. 24.—Anthony
Pupa and two other miners were en
; tombed by a cave-in at the Greenough
! 'colliery yesterday. A rescuing party
1 found Pupa senseless from want of air.
j Some time later lie suddenly leaped to
bis feet and plunged down a declivity
: and was killed.
Lay Church Cornerstone
Siiamokiu, Pa., Oct. 24.—A large
number ot' priests from the Harrisburg
diocese assembled at Roaring Creek yes
terday when 'Monsignor Koch, of this
I place, laid the cornerstone of St. Mary's
Catholic church. The Rev. Harrv
i Strickland, of Shamokin, is pastor of
| the new charge.
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