The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, October 28, 1914, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

Detailed Report. Pagr I
A ?.','s^ KD VOL. 76 —NO. 125.
Their Positions Everywhere
Maintained While It Is Said
the German Attacks Between
Nieuport and Arras Are
Less Violent--Reported That
Allied Forces Have Captured
Thourout After it Had Been
Occupied by Large Force of
Germans From Bruges---Jap
Steamer Sunk by German
Cruiser Emden
By Associated Prexs.
Paris, Oct. 28, 2.43 P. M.—The French official an
nouncement issued this afternoon says that yesterday the
German attacks between Nieuport and Arras were less
violent. The French positions everywhere were main
tained and French forces continued to advance to the north
and to the east of Ypres. The text of the communication
"During the day of yesterday the German attack in all
the region between Nieuport and Arras were less violent.
Our positions were everywhere maintained and we con
tinued to advance to the north and to the east of Ypres.
We also made some progress between Cambrin, to the
Southwest of La Bassee, and Arras.
"Further information continues to confirm previous
reports that the German losses in dead, wounded and pris
oners have been considerable in the northern region.
"On the right bank of tly? Aisne the Germans at
tempted at night a very violent offensive movement in
the region of Craonne. On the heights of the highway
Des Dames they have been repulsed.
"In the Woevre district our troops have continued
their advance in the forests between Oprimont and St.
Mihiel. as well as in the forest of Le Pretre.
"In Russia, to the south of Warsaw, the fighting ex
tends from Rawa to the junction of the river Ilza with the
Vistula on a front 100 kilometres (62 miles) long. In the
region to the north of Rawa the Russians have inflicted
heavy losses on the Germans. There has been furious
fighting in the forests between Kozienica and Radom.
"In G-alicia the Russians are making progress. To the
south of Sambor, in the narrow valley of the Podbuj, they
surrounded the Thirty-eighth division of the Hungarian
honved, together with detachments from the landsturm
and destroyed them completely, capturing twenty pieces
of artillery and a quantity of war material.
"In East Prussia partial attempts at a counter
offensive movement on the part of the Germans resulted in
London, Oct. 28, 1.50 A. M.—The "Daily Telegraph's"
correspondent on the Dutch frontier reports that the allies
captured Thourout Monday after it had been occupied by
a large force of Germans from Bruges.
The allied forces, according to the correspondent, re
mained hidden while the Germans entered the town and
then fell upon them suddenly and by a swift attack drove
them out. The Germans, it is added, left hundreds of dead
or wounded behind them.
London, Oct. 28, 7.42 A. M.—The German cruiser Em
den sunk the small Japanese steamer Kamegasaki-Maru
while the latter was proceeding to Singapore, according
to a "Central News" dispatch from Berlin by way of
In the marine records the steamer
is given as beiftg of only 138 tons burden. She is owned
in Nagasaki.
The great battle for possession of the strip of coast!
running along the North Sea from Ostend to Calais is said!
by the French to be swinging slowly in favor of the allied!
forces. The assaults of countless German troops lias ap-j
parentlv attained the height of human effort, were matched
with equal courage and ferocity, and to-dav the offensive 1
efforts of the Germans were said to be relaxing. For the
third successive day the French official statement asserted i
the advantage lay with the allies.
It is noticeable, however, that the French claims in !
each instance have been vague and bare of detail as to
the capture of towns or localities which may be sent down I
on the map as marking a definite advance at.any point.j
"Progress," "advances," or "gains" are reported at
various sections of the line not closely indicated. From
unoffeial report from the front it is inferred that in the
Coatlanrd «■ Flftrroth Pane.
Stye Iwkpetikwt
London, Oct. 28, 5.35 A. M.—An
; Amsterdam dispatch to the Reuters
| Telegram Company says:
"The 'Handelsblaad' learns from
! Sluis, Netherlands, that there is no
i change on the battle frout between
: Nieuport and Dixmude. Heavy fighting
I continues. Tramway communications
with Ostend is still stopped.
"A dispatch from Vienna denies
j rumors that Emperor Francis Joseph is
j ill. On the contrary it says he is in
! the best of health and dispatching all
■ state affairs."
The "Times" correspondent in Bel
] gium wires the following:
"Observation from a captive balloon
| has revealed how effective has been the
I tiro ot' the British warships on Ostend,
Middlekerke. Lombaertzyde and other
coast villages. Not a single wall re
mains standing in the villages of West
Kerke, Slype and Novje. Several other
| villages are also in ruins. All this dam
| age was caused by the artillery of the
| British ships."
i ,
London, Oct. 28, 7.55 A. M.—A dis
patch to the "Daily Mail" from Flush
, ing, Holland, savs:'
' "Several mines have been washed
i ashore along the coast below Ostend.
I "The Germans have fallen back
, slightly from Westeud. They are put
ting the coast from Ostend "to Knocke
in a state of defense. At Ostend prep
arations are being made to place mines
at the harbor entrance.
"The German losses on the Nieu
port-Dixmude line are estimated at 16,-
000 killed and 30,000 wounded. Dur
ing Saturday 100 vehicles loaded with
wounded soldiers passed through Os
''The Germans have commandeered
a large quantity df lumber at Bruges
for use in building a giant airship
Berlin. Oct. 28 (by Wireless to Say j
j vile). —Swisa newsfitfierw report Dm |
since the capture by the Germans of.
J Camp Des Komains the French losses ,
j in the battle line between Toul and !
; Verdun have been more than 40,000
J men.
The Fren h officers, according to
j statements in these newspapers, com- '
• plain of the inferior quality of the new j
, Flinch troops
j ljondon. Oct. 2S. 3.15 A. M. A
Dutch trawler reports that the Lugger i
Vlaardingen struck a mine, 40 miles,
north of Ymuiden, a seaport of Hoi
land, according to an Amsterdam dis
| patch to the Reuters Telegram Com
j puny. The crew and ship were lost.
Bogar Team Crashes Into Ice Wagon at
Second and Walnut
i A double horse team of the Bogar
Lumber Company, became frightened at I
Second and South streets at 10.30 i
o'clock this morning and ran down Sec-I
■ °nd street, stopping at Walnut street
when the horses ran into a United Ice
and Coal Company wagon at that cor
ner. The tongue of the Bogar wagon
pierced the side of the ice wagon and
one of the Bogar horses fell under the
ice wagon. One of the posts on th e awn- i
jing in front of the store of John Rose
I was snapped ofi'.
Thomas Pancake, driver of the Bo
| gar team, was not on the wagon when I
1 the horses started. The driver of the 1
ice wagon was not injured.
Force of Park Department Employes
Gets on the Job To-day
I Work of cleaning up the river bank, i
| between Iron alley and Market street.
' was begun to-day by a force of Park I
| Dejartment employes at the direction
!of Commissioner Taylor. William I
j Paget, formerly an inspector connected
with the Board of Public Works, is su
-1 perintending the work.
The holes and gullies will be filled,!
some grading will be done, the edges j
will be rounded and all refuse removed. I
; The work will be carried on until the 1
entire river front has been overhauled.
1 This will likely require several weeks. .
Depression From Lakes Will Cause
Higher Temperatures
The high pressure area which brought'
to Harrisburg the first freezing tem-i
perature of the season, has been broken
up by a depression from the lake re
gion and temperatures will rise as a
result. E. R. Demain, local weather
forecaster, fixed to-night's minimum;
mark at 42 degrees.
Lowest last night was 33 degrees,
one degree higher thati the previous
night. No precipitation is likely to re
sult from this newest depression.
Chamber of Commerce
Will Take Lead in
Plan to Market Local
1 Products There
Secretary Redfield and Other Speakers
of National Prominence Will Be
Invited to Address Meeting Here
Some Time Next Month
\ A South American trade extension
>jconference will be held in Harrisburg
; : next month under the auspices of the
; Chamber of Commerce, if plans now be
iug formed bv the executive committee
• of that body are carried to completion.
To this conference will be invited
members of commercial bodies in Ceu
j tral Pennsylvania, together with manu
| faeturers of products of which sales
t can be made in South America. All
I boards of trad* and chambers of com
| merce in this section, as far south as
' northern Maryland, will receive invita
Henderson Gilbert, president of the
Harrisburg Chamber, said this morning
i | the movement will be organized on an
elaborate scale, principally for the edu
; cation of local, as well as nearby, firms
• that desire to establish trade relations
' j with South America.
i "There are many firms," said Presi
dent Gilbert, "that now export to Eu
j rope, but tluU are not acquainted with
South American conditions, and the re
sult of the conference will be to show
them how to opin up this market, which
has become America's own since trade
j has practically stopped in Kurope on ac
count of the war."
Speakers of national reputation in
, this particular line of work will be ob
: tained for the H.irrisburg conference,
t hamber of Commerce officials now are
| after a representative of the North
j American Bank, which has established
j a branch in South America, and from
the Pan-American Union. Secretary of
Commerce and Labor Redfield, a recog
nized expert on export trade, will be
No definite time or place has been
selected for the meetings. Final ar
! r&ngements have been postponed until
! it is definitely known when the speak
ers can come to Harrisburg. It is ex
pected, however, that the conference
can take place some time during the
second or thira week in November.
Arrangement? are in charge of the
executive committee of the Chamber of
; Commerce, whicli includes, besides
| President Gilbert. George F. Watt. Ed
' ward S. Herman, Donald McCormick
; and David Kaufman.
With Arrests of Three
More To-day Police
Have Whole Gang of
Included Were the Homes of Miss Fan- i
«ie Eby, D. D. Hammelbaugh and
Henderson Gilbert—Much of the
Plunder Recovered
After the arrest this morning of '
'three boys, under sixteen years old, j
i City Detective Ibach said he believes
he has cleared up the mysteries of thir- j
, teen different robberies. Among the
i homes looted were those of Miss Fan
nie Eby, sister of the late Maurice C. j
Eby, former Mayor of Harrisburg, at
Third and Maclav streets; D. D. Ham- i
nielbaugh, Second and Reily streets,
| secretary of the School Board; Hender- '■
son Gilbert, Second and Harris streets, |
; president of the Chamber of Commerce, |
and the City Boat House, Front and j
! Seneca streets. Nine boys are now un- i
der arrest, none of whom was respon-'
j sible for all of the robberies, but all]
i alleged to be Connected with the same !
j crowd, so that the arrest of one led '
: to the seizure of others.
The robberies date from July when
the boat house was entered, to a few
days ago when the clothing store of A.
Continued »■ Second I'age.
One of Party of Harrisburg Young
Women Who Have Just Returned
From War Zone Tells of Difficulty
of Getting Passage Home
j Miss Martha M. Buehler arrived at
I her home, 232 North Second street last
I evening from New York, where with
j Miss Mary Robinson, Miss MargarCtta
Fleming and Miss Susanna Fleming, she
landed Sunday on the steamship "Rot
terdam, '' from Europe, where the party
were marooned for many weeks as a re
sult of the war.
In telling of her trip home and her
stay in Berlin after war was declared,
Miss Buehler said:
"We really had a very uneventful
voyage home, notwithstanding the fact
that the boat was very much over
crowded. Our sleeping accommodations
were very comfortable, the meals fair
and the service was not as bad as
might be expected under such condi
"We were in Norway when war
rumors were first circulated and on
July 23, went to Berlin where we staid
until our partv could secure passage
home. We made no attempt to leave in
the first rush simply because there were
so many panic-stricken tourists who
wanted to leave on the first boats, and
students and school teachers who were
eager to get back before their schools
opened. So our party waited until a
later date.
"Naturally our stay in Berlin was a
wonderful experience," because the sit-
Continued on Second I'age.
Senator Will Address Republican Mass
Meeting in the Chestnut Street
Hall at 8 O'clock
I Elaborate arrangements arc being
j made by the Dauphin County Republi-
I cans for what they predict will be a
j great mass meeting in Chestnut street
I hall to-night, when Senator Boies Pen
! rose will make his first speech iu Har
i risbufg during the campaign. Senurttr
j Penrose is expected to arrive in Har
risburg late this afternoon. The plan
! was for County Chairman Hoerner, City
| Chairman Oves and a committee front
! the Dauphin County Republican League
i to escort him to the Senate Hotel.
The meeting to-night in Vhestnut
; street hall will be opened at 8 o'clock,
and Governor Tener will be the presid
I ing officer, with a large list of vice
[ presidents including prominent Republi
-1 cans of Dauphin county. The Governor
will introduce Senator Penrose. Other
speakers of the evening will be W. I.
Swope, of Clearfield: Thomas S. Crago,
candidate for Congressman-at-large, and
Congressman IvreiJer.
Previous to the meeting the Harris
burg Republican Club will form in liue
in front of its headquarters on Second
street, above Market Square, and march
to the upper end of the city to meet
the West End Republican Club and the
Harrisburg Colored Republican Club.
The procession will march down Third
to the hall. The Commonwealth and
Colonial bands havij been engaged to
furnish music.
An effort is being made to have Dr.
Martin G. Brumbaugh, candidate for
Governor, come her e on a late train aft
er he has made his address at a meet
ing in Lancaster, but it was not cer
tain that Dr. Brumbaugh will be here.
A special train will bo at the Lancaster
station to bring him to Harrisburg if
arrangements can be made to get him
after the Lancaster meeting.
Will Speak in Steelton and Other Parts
of Dauphin County
Dr. Martin G. Brumbaugh, Repub
lican candidate for Governor, will to
morrow make a campaigning tour of
the lower end of Dauphin county, !
speaking at a number of places.
The Brumbaugh party will leave
Harrisburg in automobiles shortly aft
er 8 o'clock- in the morning and will
make the first stop in Steelton where 1
extensive preparations have been made
to give the candidates a reception and
"glad hand" greeting.
Thence they will proceed down
through the county, arriving at Her
shey at noon for a big meeting. From
Hershey the party will go to towns
north and west, and wind up at Pen
brook at 3 o'clock. From Penbrook the
party will come direct to Harrisburg,
where Dr. Brumbaugh will take the :
train for Philadelphia at 3.25 o'clock.
He and McCormick WiU Address Meet
ing in Chestnut Street Hall
The Democratic State candidates will
be in Harrisburg on Saturday night, j
after a whirlwind trip up the Cumber- |
land Valley, beginning at Chambers- '
burg on Saturday morning and stopping '
at all of the principal towns.
The Palmer-McCormick party will
reach Harrisburg in the evening and
will be welcomed at a mass meeting in
Chestnut street hall, where speeches
will be made by Congressman Palmer,
Vance C. McCormick and others.
Mr. McCormick is said to have de
veloped greatly as an orator since he
last spoke here.
Big Antietam
Adjoining Buildings, Is Wiped
Out Early This Morning and
Seventy-five Costly Autos
Are Destroyed—Fire Soon
Afterward Discovered in the
Baldwin House Which Is
Ruined Throug
Hundred Guests
in the Citys S
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Hagerstown. Md., Oct. 28.—This
city was visited early to-day by two
fires, the most destructive in its his
tory, causing losses estimated at more
than $400,000.
The Sherley building, on South Jona
than street, in which was located the
Antietam automobile garage, was to
tally destroyed, aiul soon afterward
the Baldwin hotel, two blocks away, on
West Washington street, the second
largest hotel in the city, was com
pletely wrecked Seventy-five automo
biles were burned when the big garage
went down.
The loss on the hotel and contents is
estimated at $200,000; to the garage,
fclte buildings nearby aud the automo
biles, $175,000, and to the Sherley
building proper, $.'!0.000.
A hundred or more guests quartered
in the Baldwin hotel were driven from
the hostelry. All escaped injury be
cause they had been awakened earlier by
the alarm spread when the garage took
The Baldwin hotel site is two blocks
distant from the Antietam garage. The
hotel was discovered to be on fire while
the firemen were endeavoring to save
the Sherley building anil garage. The
fire in the Sherley building originated
in the garage and was due, it is said,
to a smoker carelessly throwing a
lighted match on the lloor at a spot
soaked with gasoline.
Fire Companies Burned Out
When the alarm was sounded for the
hotel fire it was at first thought that
the big hostelry had become ablaze
from burning embers carried from the
garage by the high winds. The fire
men, however, say the blaze started in
the kitchen of the hotel. Although the
Baldwin House was not burned to tile
Alleged Clairvoyant in $12,000 Will
Fight Will Likely Take the
Stand To-morrow
Harrison Seiferd, allege,! clairvoyant
and spiritualist, whose right to share
in the $12,000 estate of the late Mrs.
Martha Adams is being questioned by
other Adams heirs in proceedings be
fore Roy C. Danner, Register of Wills,
to day opened his side of the case.
Three witnesses, long acquaintances of
Mrs. Adams, were examined on the
question of whether the deceased had"
"testamentary capacity" at the time
the will was drawn—whether she was
capable of disposing of her property as
she desired.
All the witnesses declared it is their
belief that she had that ability. Be
fore .John C. Nissley, who was Mrs.'
Adams' legal adviser, was called to the
stand as the first witness, Seiferd's
counsel, John Fox Weiss, moved to
have stricken from the Register's rec
ord all testimony that did not deal di
rectly with the physical and mental
condition of Mrs. Adams at the time
the will was framed. The motion was'
Mr. Weiss moved also to quash the
proceedings and to have the Adams'
will admitted to probate. The Register
reserved his decision and directed Sei
ferd to call his witnesses. It was said
this morning that Seiferd will probably
go on the stand to-morrow as the last
It was learned to-day that in the
event of the Register sustaining the mo
tion to quash the proceedings and ad
mit the will to probate, an appeal will
be taken to the orphans' court by the
contesting heirs.
Caught in Wheel; Fatally Hurt
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Waynesboro, Oct. 28. —While return
ing home from a fishing trip along the
Conococheague creek, near Greencastle,
Thomas Wier was caught in a wagon
wheel and was fatally injured. He died
soon after being admitted to the Chani
bersiburg hospital.
ground it is completely wrecked and
will have to be rebuilt in its entirety.
Insurance carried on the burned
buildings and automobiles will offset
sixty per cent, of the total losses, sn
the owners said. The majority of the
autos in the garage were stored their
bv individual owners. Only two ma
chines were gotten out. The strong
winds hampered the work of the flic
Two of Hagerstown's firo companies
had quarters in the Antietam hall, ad
joining the garage, and had it not been
for that fact, a circumstance which
made it possible to begin lighting the
flames within a few moments after the
alarm was struck shortly after mid
night, it is believed that it would have
been impossible to confine the flames to
the limits to which they were conflnod.
The tipper floors of Antietam ball
were the quarters of Company 8., of
the First Regiment, Maryland National
Owned by the Hamilton Estate
Adjoining the destroyed hotel is the
Academy of Music and although
building Escaped the flames, its ,•011
tent* were 'lined by water.
F'j.&ier '.'ysnator iiarry E. Baker,
manager of the destroyed garage, this
morning said it is impossible to fix the
exact loss an that property and con
tents. ile said it may reach $200,00(1.
The hotel was owned by the estate
of the lute Governor William T. Ham
ilton. It was managed by Charles W
Boyer, who also is the manager of tin l
Academy of Music. 80 far as could l> ■
learned 110 firemen were seriously in
The .Sherley building, the seat of tit •
first blaze, quartered the garage 011 tin
first floor, the Cumberland Valley B ,
Company 011 the second; Mendoll liio li
ers clothing establishment 011 the third
and a skating rink on the fourth floor.
The wholesale grocery house of .1
W. Myers & Company anil the po-dof
lice building adjoining the hall and gar
ago were slightly damaged both by fire
and water.
1 Congregation Want to Retain ttc Rev
Mr. MacDannald, Whom Elder
ship Reprimanded
(Special to the Staivlndependeiit.)
Shippensburg, Pa., Oct. 28.—A con
gregational meeting was held last nighi
by the Shippensburg Church of God.
at which the standing committee of the
, East Pennsylvania Eldership of the
< hurches of God, composed of the Rev.
Dr. S. 0. Vahn, editor of tlie "Church
Advocate,'' chairman; the Rev. 0. 11.
Grove, pastor of Green Street Church
of God, of If.irrisburg, aud the Rev.
C. F. Reitzel. of Auburn, were present
by request.
The meeting was called to discuss
the desire of certain members of the
congregation to retain the present pas
tor, the Rev. I. A. MacDannald, whom
the stationing committee of the Elder
ship recently assigned to a charge in
After heated argument the standing
committee was requested to arrange
matters so as to permit the Rev. Mr.
MacDannald to remain as the pastor oi
the Shippensburg church. In order to
make room for the retention of Mr.
MacDannald the congregation decided
to ask for the resignation of the Rev.
H I). Boughter, who was last year tin
pastor of the First Altoona Church of
God and vvlic was assigned to the Ship
pensburg chur< h.
The only reason the Shippensburg
church had for asking for the resigna
tion of Mr. Boughter was so that it
"may have the opportunity to retain Mr.
MacDannald and thus show its loyalty
to the latter clergyman, who was
charged with libel and hypocrisy before
the Eldership when it met two years
ago anil again in the recent meeting of
the Eldership in Lancaster, when Mr.
MacDannald was reprimanded.
Raises Big Loan in London
Ottawa, Oct.. 28. —It was reported
here to-day that the Canadian ,North
ern Railway had succeeded in raising in
London $15,000,000 of the amount
guaranteed by the government for its
line, notwithstanding the European