The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, October 26, 1914, Image 1
THE WEATHER FAIR TO NIGHT AND TO MOBROW Detailed Report. I'air <1 VOI.. 76—NO. 123. GERMAN FORCES, NOW ACROSS YSER, HELD IN CHECK, SAYS FRENCH REPORT Allies ' Position Line Between Dixmude Main cording to Officia Their Front Held Also in Re gion Between Roulers, to th Bassee,andtothe ras— Kaiser's Troops Forced Back on Lowicz Which Towns Have tured at the Bay the Russians I By AtfcciateS Press. Paris, Oct. 26, 2.54 P. M.—The French official com munication given out this afternoon says that yesterday the French line between Nieuport and Dixmude was main tained. The text of the communication follows: "During the day of yesterday our position along the general line between Nieuport and Dixmude was main tained. The German forces which crossed the Yser be tween those two towns have not been able to progress. "Our front was held also in the region between Ypies and Roulers, between Armentieres and Lille, to the wesl of La Bassee and of Lens, and to the east of Arras. This line is continued to the south by line which already has been indicated by these dispatches. During the fighting of recent days the enemy seems to have sustained consider able losses. "In Russia, to the west of the Vistula and to the north of the Pitica river, the Germans have been forced back on Lowicz and Rawa, which have been captured at the bay onet point by the Russians. "To the south of Pitca, in the direction of Radon, there has been a lively engagement between the Russians and the Austro-Germans who lost prisoners and cannon. "To the south of Solre the Russian troops crossed the Vistula by main force, driving the Austrians back. On the river San and to the south of Przemysl there have oc curred stubborn combats resulting favorably to the Rus sians. An Austrian column debouching from the Car pathians on Dolina in Galicia, 22 miles to the south of Strypy, was routed." The supreme efforts of the fighting men of five nations have failed to turn the tide of battle along the Franco- Belgian border. Latest reports to-day were that a strug gle ot' unparalleled fury was still in progress along the North Sea. where the Germans with reckless bravery are flinging their troops against the allied forces. The French official statement indicates that an attempt to cut off the German right wing had made some progress. It is also said the allies have established a front from Ypres to Roulers, the German line has been thrust back in a sharp angle, the point of which is considerably to the northward of their forces on the shore of the North Sea. The German movement across the Yser, which presented a menacing aspect to the allies, has been checked, the French War Office savs. All accounts agree that the toll of human life exacted in this crucial struggle is enormous.* Three meadows near Ostend, a British correspondent reports, are heaped with German dead. From the remainder of the long line of battle, stretch ing to the south and east across France to the edge of Switzerland, there is no word. Apparently both are waiting the outcome of the conflict to the north, upon which depends future plans of campaigning although it is probable that heavy lighting is still in progress to the north of Verdun where the army of the German crown prince is making a desperate effort to pierce the French line. Reports from the eastern front indicate that the great est battle of the war in that area is impending. Austria, in its latest official statement, makes the claim to having thrust strong forces across the Carpathians in the face of determined resistance. The Austrians claim successes in engagements to the northeast of Przemysl and on the lower »San. No word has come up to early afternoon of the fighting at Tsing-Tau where a small German garrison is attempt ing to stand off attacks by land and sea from the combined Japanese and British forces. Recent reports that relations between China and Japan were being strained were strengthened by word from Pekin that the Chinese Foreign Minister had de manded the surrender of a Japanese torpedo boat %'hich entered Chinese waters and attempted to tow awav the wreck of the torpedo, boat beached by the Germans to escape destruction bv the Japanese. ' * , . ...... • "■ ■ ' . .. •- ~ ■ :: . fc ■. : - • HARRIS BURG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 26, 1914—12 PAGES ANTWERP BEING PREPARED FOR DEFENSEBY GERMANS London. Oct. 26, 6.40 A. Xl.—The correspondent of tho ''Times'' at Rot terdam semis the following: . "It iR clear that the Germans are i putting Antwerp in a state of defense.! In most of the important forts the Bel-! gian guns have been replaced with Ger- ; man fortress urtillerv of the latest' type. "The bridge between Antwerp and I Pais De Waes, which retreating Bel gians damaged, has been repaired. Evi dently the Germans are preparing a line of retreat from the Ostend-Dixmude line. "The authorities have ordered the railroads to cease the free conveyance of refugees from Holland to Antwerp. Only a small garrison is at present in Antwerp, probably not more thau 3,- 000 men." SAYS CROWN PRINCE IS CUT OFF FROM REST Of FORCES London, o.t. 26, 6.35 A. >M. —The Bordeaux correspondent of the "Daily News' sends the following regarding the fighting in the Argoune region: "A useful uecess has been scored by the allies in the forest of Argonne. After the lijJ'ting in the Marne the i>uke of Wurt" em'uerg's army retreated to the "extern side of the Argoune while the Crown Piince's army followed along the eastern side of the forest, halting finally around Varennes. Ever siuce tiie two armies have been trying to join hands. "The b'rencii have o»w gained pos session of the village of Melzieourt in j the iii.di'de <A Argoniie and commanding the route to the valley of tho Aisne. As long as they hold this key the Crown Prince is out in the cold, sepa rated by a difficult country from the rest of the German lines.'' 298,869 PRISONERS HELD BY GERMANS, SAY BERLIN PAPERS I London, Oct. 26, 5.40 A. ,\l.—A Reu ter dispatch from Amsterdam says that according to Berlin newspapers received "here the number of war prisoners up to October 21 aggregated 298,869, in cluding 5,401 oflicers. Of these it is said thati there are 2.- 472 French officers anil 146,897 men; | 2,164 Russian oflicers aud 104.524 | men; 547 Belgian officers and 31,378 i men and 218 British oflicers and 8,669 | men. DEAD AND DYING HY WAGON LOAD [P)BS BY MIDDELKERKE Londci Oct. 26, 3.13 A. M.—"The position d'. the coast is stationery this morning,'' says a "Daily Mail" dis patch from Flushing, Netherlands, un der date of Sunday. "There is less firing and it is more to the southward. No alteration of the situation is re ported from Ostend. •'The German losses are frightful. Three meadows near Ostend are hoaped with mud. The wounded are now in stalled in private houses in Bruges, j where large woodeu sheds are beiug built to care foi the injurtsd. Thirty seven farm wagons, containing a con vulsive mass of wounded, dying and dead, passed in one hour near Middel kerke. "The Germans have been working at new entrenchments between Coq Sur Mur and Wenduine, to protect the road to Bruges." CHINA DEMANDS SURRENDER OF JAPANESE TORPEDO BOAT Pekin, China, Oct. 27, 4.05 A. M. The Chinese Foreign Minister has de manded the surrender of a Japanese torpedo boat with its icrew which en tered Chinese waters and substituted the Japanese flag for the Chinese dragon and attempted to tow away the wrecked German torpedo boat S 90. Germany WUI Not Attack Canada Washington. Oct. 26. Although Germany contends that Canada, by sending troops against Germanv, has violated the spirit of the Monroe Doc trine, Germany has no intention of at tacking Canada nor attempting to col onize that dominion, according to a statement issued here to-day by the German embassy. Von Tripp and Staff Buried London, Oct. 26, 3.34 A. M.—A dis patch to the "Daily Mail" from Flush ing, Netherlands, dated Saturday, says that General Von Tripp and nearly all his staff who were killed in a church tower at Leffinghe by the fire from the British warships have been buried in i Ostend. i BIG RALLY OF REPUBLICANS Senator Penrose and Other Notables to j Address Meeting at Chestnut Street Hall Wednesday Night ! The Wednesday night meeting to be , | held in Chestnut street hall under the j | auspices of the Dauphin County Repub- j I lican League, will be the big rally of 1 the campaign in Harrisburg. The speak era will be Senator Penrose, Thomas S. C'rago, candidate for Congressman-at large; Charlemagne Tower, late Min ister to Germany, and others. It is pos sible that Dr. Brumbaugh, the candi date for Governor, will arrive in time to take part in the meeting. On Thursday morning Dr. Brum baugh will make a tour of the lower end of Dauphin county. He will leave \ Harrisburg early in the morning, his j first stopping place being Steelton, and I will then go to Enhaut, Oberlin, High ! spire, Middletown, Hummelstown and ! Hershey, stopping at noon at Hershey. j Then the party will go to Union Depos j it, Shellsville, Linglestown, Progress t and Penbrook, arriving in Harrisburg lin time to permit Dr. ISTumbaugh to This evening Republican meetings ! will be held at Union Deposit and ! Shellsville, when Congressman Kreid er, .lohn C. Nisslev and Mr. Hull will speak. A meeting will also be held at Shellsville to be addressed by MorVis' Metzger, Earl Renn and F. B. Wicker sham. To-morrow night Republican meet ings will be held in Killinger, Enhaut land Royal ton. To-morrow night a big Democratic rally will be held at Kelker street hall to be addressed by ex-State Treasurer William H. Berry, James I. Blakslce, | fourth Assistant Postmaster General; I James A. Stranahan and Henry Niles. | On Saturday night the big Demo jcratic rally of the campaign will take ; place at Chestnut street hall, when Con ! gressman Palmer, Vance t'. McCormick and William T. Creasv will be the talkers. The party will tour the Cum berland Valley tiet'ore coming to H*r -1 risburg in the evening. DECIDES AGAINST FUSION Court Rules Democratic State Commit tet Had No Right to Make Phil adelphia Substitutions Nominations of candidates made in I the interest of fusion by the Demo cratic State Committee after two regu larly nominated Democratic, candidates in the Seventeenth legislative district, Philadelphia county, had withdrawn from the race, do not conform the primaries law and arc invalid. Judge : S. J. M. M'oCarrell so decided in an opinion filed with the Prothonotary here late this afternoon. The clerk of t'he Dauphin county courts is directed to certify tihe de cision to the Secretary of the Common wealth, this for the pur|Kise of prevent i ing, if possible, the names of the sub stituted candidates from appearing on j the Democratic ballot. The t'ourt holds that the State Com ! mittee o>f any political party is with i out authority to make substitute nomi | nations except in '-ases where the nom inee shall be a State-wide candidate. : The power, the Court holds, is vested in : the county or city committee represent | ing the electors who are entitled to vote : for the candidate. The executive committee of the Dem ocratic State Committee undertook to nominate as legisjptive candidates, T. Henry Walnut and Wesley T. Robin son, after James J. Campbell and John j J. Finnerty, regularly nominated can ; di'l ites, had withdrawn. Walnut anil Robinson are Washington partv men and the substitutions and withdrawals | were made in the interest of fusion. MRS. CARMAN IS RELEASED Accused Slayer of Mrs. Bailey Freed on 925,000 Bail Bond By Associated Press. I New York, Oct. 26.—Mrs. Florence j Conklin Carman, who was on trial in | Mineola all last week for the murder of Mrs. Louise Bailey, was released on $25,000 bail by .Justice Kelby in the I Kings county Supreme Court in Brook- I lyn this afternoon. Accompanied by her attorneys she | started immediately for her home in I Frecport. j COMMERCE COMMITTEE NAMED | Men to Compose the Executive Body Announced This Afternoon The members of the executive com mittee of the Harrisburg Chamber of | Commerce were announced this'after j noon following a mail vote taken by | the directors. Henderson Gilbert, the new presi ' dent of the Chamber, will act as chair man of the committee. Others on the committee are: George F. Watt, Ed. S. Herman, David Kaufman and Donald McCormick. Other committees to be appointed by Mr. Gilbert, chief among which is the 1915 celebration committee, will be announced in a few days. TWO MEN ENTOMBED IN MINE Rescue Crews Endeavoring to Reach Men at Elizabeth, Pa. By Associated Press, Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 26. —Fire in i Petterson mine of the United Coal and ! Coke Company at Elizabeth, Pa., near ! here, to-day entombed two men, a large j number escaping when the alarm was given. A rescue crew from the Pittsburgh station oi the Bureau of Mines, aided by rescue crews from other mines in the district, aie endeavoring to reach the men. HEADLESS TRUNK THAT OFDBRIRI Learned Now That Man Murdered in Missis sippi Had His Home j in Lucknow WAS SLAIN WITH BIG BOWIE KNIFE! I Body of Victim of Quarrel on Carnival ■ Grounds Is Sent to Father Here! and the Burial Will Take Place in Progress A leMer in his pocket addressed to liis father, .Jacob S. Durham, of Canal ( Road, Lucknow, was the means ot' iden-1 tifving the headless trunk of a man I ' murdered nn the Mississippi-Alabama fair grounds, (Meridian, Miss., as .1. Ed ward Durham, 23 years old, of Luck now. The name was given in dispatches received here Saturday as " Kdw;yd i May," of this city, a name that he I evidently had assumed, when he joined : 1 a carnival company which was showing j at the fair grounds last week. His fa : ther said that he 'believed his sou had j assumed that name, as letters addressed to the son as Durham were returned un-! opened. Durham had a chum by the! I name of Edward May, according to the father. Durham, it is alleged, was attacked I on the show grounds by Dave and Jor Smith, brothers, of Meridian, Miss., aft- '■ er Durham had resented an insult to a woman performer with the show. Dur ham's head was severed from his body by a bowie knife in the fig'ht. which oc | curred on the fair grouuds. Vesterday morning Durham's father j received word from the Meridian police, j who used the address found on the let j ter in the murdered man 's pocket. The father wired back that the description ! fitted his son, whom he know to be trav j eling with a carnival company through | khe Snith. Arrangements were then | made to ship the body to Harrisburg. C. 'H. Mauk, undertaker, received the body here last midnight and to day it was taken to the father's home. Funeral services will be held at that place to morrow afternoon at 1 o'clock. The i body will then be taken to S-hoop's church. Progress, where further serv ices wiil be held afti burial made. After the first dispatch regarding the murder was received here the local po lice department began searching for friends of a man by the name of Ed ward May, but were unsuccessful. Jacob Durham yesterday notified Chief of Po lice Hutchison 'of the identification of •the body. TENER*SCARASfIII(IBULANCE Governor's Chauffeur Uses It to Rush to j Hospital With Newsboy Injured by Runabout The chauffeur for Governor Teuer j this morning hauled an injured boy in j the Govetnor's big touring car to the I Harrisburg Hospital,'after the youth I had been run -down by a small run about outs'ide the garage at the rear of the Executive Mansion. The Gover nor's footman held the boy in his arms on the way to the hospital. The boy, Abraham Michlovitz, 13 years old, 1324 Williams street, had delivered newspapers at the Executive Mansion at Front and Barabara streets. He was on a bicycle and rode out Bar bara street. .lust as he was turning into Hiver street the runabout hit him. ; The boy wa 9 knocked heavily to the I street and lay there stunned. The driver of the runabout became fright ened and did not seem to know what to do. Governor Tenor's chauffeur then tc»k the boy to the hospital in the Gov ernor's car. At the hospital the boy recovered j from the shock and was able to talk after a while. He complained about pain in his back and hospital attaches ad mitted him for treatment. His in juries are not dangerous. TENER PICKS FUTURE HOME Confirms Report That His Headquarters Will Be in Philadelphia Recent reports that Governor Tener | will make his headquarters in Philadel phia aifter the present administration were confirmed to-day when the Govern or signed a lease for an apartment on Spruce street in that city. Governor Tener said that while he expects to spend much of his time in Philadelphia he will still consider Charleroi his legal residence. His old acquaintances in that Washington coun ty town he described as "my best ! friends." Governor Tener said that the report ] that the headquarters of the National j Baseball League, of which he is presi | dent, will be removed from New York to Philadelphia is without foundation. He would not discuss the subject of politics, except to remark: "I shall take an interest in Penn sylvania .just how active I cannot say, except that I always hope to be in a position to help my friends, and advocate such principles as I know are right." Dr. Freed's Condition Critical Dr. Isaac Freed, 1337 North Front street, who has been seriously ill for thfe past days, had another re lapse this afternoon and his relatives do not look for his recovery. Dr. Freed is a commercial salesman and was taken ill several days ago in Pitts burgh, when ht was brought to his home in this city. SAYS WIFE LEFT 1 FOR POLITICS Husband, Seeking Sep aration, Alleges She Was Ambitious to Make Her Own Way » SHE WANTED TO ENJOY LUXURY Mrs. Jane B. Hunter, According to Tes timony in Court To-day, Is a Col lege Graduate and Has Her Own Ideas About Things ______ j Her desire to be a politician and to have luxuries like those enjoyed by the wives of her brothers, were the chief reasons Jane B. Hunter deserted her husband, Robert Hunter, now of 1528 North Sixth street, this city, so Hunter testified in his suit for legal separation i at the October term of divorce court | this morning. Judge Kunkel heard the case and took the papers, following the legal practice, and withheld his decis : ion. At the time of the alleged desertion, ; March 7, 1912, the Hunters lived in | Baltimore, Md. They have one child, which is now in the custody of the 1 mother at her home in Lakewater, Conn., and which Mrs. Hunter, by pro ceedings recently instituted in the Con necticut courts, seeks to adopt. If successful in the adoption plan the hus band's fight to regain the custody of the child would be made more difficult. The father ih court to-day declared that he would not agree to the wife's adoption plan. Hunter is a traveling man, connected with a Baltimore firm, and only recently returned from Lon don where ho was sent to open a Eu ropean branch for the firm. His return Continued ou Klgbth Page. FORPINCHOTANDM'COKK ; Colonel Roosevelt Opens Four Days" Toui in This State by Advo cating Their Election By Associated Press, Maueh Chunk, Pa., Oct. 26.—Colonel Theodort Roosevelt began to day a four days' campaign tour in Pennsyl vania in the interest of the candidacy of Uifford Pinchot for United States and of the Washington party State, Congressional and legislative ■tickets. He delivered addresses at Kastoii, Bethlehem, Allentown and this place. Speaking at Allentown, Colonel Roosevelt said: "Every man who voted for me two years ago and is not ashamed of it owes it to himself to vote for Pinchot this year. Pinchot was my right hand man while 1 was President and there is i not one ot my priaoiples that he does not stand fo:. vVe are fighting for the same principles against tne same foes. The prime issue is to beat Penrose and the only man to beat him is Pinchot. "I am asking you to y think of the next generation. Ou our way up here we passed your seholo children. I ask you to make this country the right kind of a country to live in. Our opponents have said that if Penrose were sent back to the Senate it would put Penn sylvania back on the map. I say to you it would put Pennsylvania Mack on the map." "Anu I am also advocating the elec tion of Vance MeC'ormick. We must root Penrose out of the State." BIG RUSH FOR U TICKETS | (100 Applications Received Hours Be fore Time Set to Distribute Them for Address on Thursday The Washington party county and city chairmen to-day began the distri bution of tickets of admittance to Chestnut Street hall to hear Colonel Roosevelt make his address ou Thurs day morning. The tickets call for ad mittance at 9.3 0, and it is expected that by the tune Colonel Hoosevelt ar rives, at 10 o'clock, all who have been provided with the necessary paste boards will bt in their seats. While awaiting the arrival of the Colonel lo cal Bull Moose talkers will expound 'Progressive ideas in a series of ad dresses. , While the hour for the beginning of the issuing of tickets was set for 2 o'clock this afternoon, the demand for them began early this morning and by noon between 500 and 600 had been applied for and handed out. Requests for tickets came from all directions, many of them by telephone from a dis tance, and almost every town in the vicinity purposes being represented at the meeting. It was Btated to-day that nobody will be admitted without a ticket, the in tention being to prevent accident from overcrowding. The hall will accommo date about 1,500, including standing room, and every inch of space will likely be taken. Mule's Kick Probably Fatal aged 12 years, son of Paul Dietz, of aged 12 years, ton of Paul Deitz, of near " Highmount," was perhaps fa tally injured this morning when he was kicked 'by a mule. He was hitching the animal to a vehicle when it raised its hind legs and struck him on the head. The lad was rendered unconscious and it is feafed that fiis skull is fractured. He bled considerably. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT 'FORCE BAG' USELESS TO HALT FLOOD Witness Says Husband Tried in It Drive Water Out of Cellar DUG 3 NIGHTS TO B IND GOLD Rummler, Widow Testifies, Sought Precious Metal on Advice of Sei ferd, Alleged Clairvoyant, Who Fig ures in Will Fight Harrison Seiferd, alleged clairvoyant and spiritualist, whose right to receive the bulk of the $12,000 estate left by the late Mrs. Martha Adams is being contested by other Adams heirs in pro ceedings before Roy C.' Danaer, Reg ister of Wills, to-day was said by wit nesses to have represented that he is possessed of the power of interpreting and foretelling the effect of his clients' dreams. Mrs.- Martha Oromleigh said her sis ter, Mrs. Adams, frequently told of having called on Seiferd for advice and information tending to show what would be the outcome of certain dreams she had had. "My sister once said," began Mrs. Cromleigh, "that she dreamed she had been in fairyland, a beautiful place, which she said she thought would be a good plnce in which to remain." Immediately after that the scene of the dream shifted, so Mrs. Cromleigh said her sister told her, and all appear ed to be dark and the country was sur rounded by muddy water. "My sistor told me at that time that she would consult Seiferd and leant what that dream meant." The witness also declared that Mrs. Adams vailed 041 Seiferd tell hor the meaning of strange sounds in a new home the Cromleigh's built. These sounds were accompanied by the wall' cracking and small particles of plaster falling. Mrs. Cromleigh said thev oc curred at times while she was enter taining Mrs. Adams as her house guest. Mrs. J. M. Rummler, who declared that her dead husband during his life time gave Seiferd several thousand dol lars for "force bags," said Rummler accepted "advice" from Seiferd from 1896 until Rummler died in 1905. The Rummler's were troubled with wator getting in the cellar of their home and Mr. Rummler, the witness said, obtained a "force bag" from Seiferd to remedy th'is condition. "Seiferd threw one of the force ! bags into the water—it was about lour feet deep," said Mrs. Rummler, "but the water did not recede and we did not get relief until the house was con nected with a city sewer." Mrs. Rummler added that her hus i band paid SIOO to Seiferd for a | "force bag" to guard the house I against storm and that Seiferd tacked a small card bearing, the "mysterious language ami powers" on the house. The storm did no damage. Under Seiferd's advice Rummler went into a field adjacent to their home, in this city, years ago, to dig ; for gold, the witness testified. He did 1 that on three consecutive nights and j each time came back with an empty j bag, so the widow said. 4 SEIZED IN CENTRAL HIGH I Boys Suspected of Looking for Examl ! nation Papers Are Taken by Police —Committee to Investigate Pour Central High school boys, aa cording to School Board officials, last i night entered the school building at : Capital and Porster streets. It is sup- I posed by the school authorities they wanted to get a look at examination papers. Thei l - presence was discovered ! and city policemen summoned. A squad lof bluecoats surrounded the building 1 and the boys were apprehended. City Superintendent Uownes, Princi pal Steele, of the school, and Harry A. Boyer, president, of the School Board, held a conference this morning and de cided the incident should be brought before the Tea-hers' committee of the School Board, which will meet in sj>e cial session Thursday night. The boys subsequently were released by the police and, according to Chief of Police Hutchison, his department is awaiting the action of School Board officials. Superintendent Uownes said: "We have ueen trying for many years to break up that thing. It will be brought up at a meeting of the Teachers' committee, and it is likely that the police will be asked to follow it up. I cannot see why the boys wore released. Two of the boys do not re side in, Harrisburg, and I will suggest, that, those boys who do not show a dis position to get. through on their own merits be kept from attending the school.'' Neither School Board officials nor i the police made public the names of the boys found in the building. Severe Earthquake Felt at Turin Rome, Oct. 26, 12.50 P. M.— A verv severe earthquake wa.i felt at Turin to day. No casualties have been reported.