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FAIR TO-NIGHT J
AND TO-MORROW .
Drlaitrd ItriMirt. »•■** S |
A ?. , , , :"«. KD VOL. 76—NO. 127.
TURKEY BREAKS INTO WAR AND SINKS
RUSSIAN VESSELS IN THE BLACK SEA
Two Ottoman Torpedo Boat
Destroyers Enter the Port
of Odessa an
on the French Liner Portugal
Seaport in the
Property at Odessa Damaged
By Associated Press,
Bordeaux, Oct. 30.1 P. M. —It was announced officially
here to-day that two Turkish torpedo boat destroyers en
tered the port of Odessa on the Black Sea yesterday and
sank a Russian gunboat. They also inflicted damage on
the French liner Portugal.
London, Oct. 30, 7.35 *_.%!.—A Petiograd dispatch to
Reuters Telegram Company says:
"A dispatch from Kertch. a seaport in the Crimea,
reports that near Takol lighthouse the Russian steamer
Yalts, from Caucasus, was sunk by a torpedo launched by
the Turkish cruiser Goeben. The crew and passengers
were saved. * -
"The steamer Kazbek, which went to the rescue, was
struck by two torpedoes and sank. Many persons aboard
A MERCHANT SHIP SUNK
London. Oct. 30, 7.39 A. M.—A dispatch to the "Daily
Mail" from Petrograd declares that Odessa was also vis
ited by Turkish warships. It says:
"Two Turkish destroyers fired shells at Odessa harbor
sinking a merchant ship. The Turks also bombarding
Novorossysk. a seaport of Caucasia.
' Two Turkish officers landed at Theodosia, on the
southeast coast of Crimea, to demand the surrender of the
port. The governor promptly imprisoned them.
"There is keen interest here as to the attitude of the
Balkan States. Bulgaria recently gave assurances that she
was bound by no treaty compelling joint action. It is
believed that she would join the allies against the Turks if
assured of some reward at the end of the conflict. Ru
manian feeling is more than ever favorable to the allies.
"Public opinion here, while surprised at Turkey's ac
tion. welcomes the opportunity presented to settle the
eastern question once for all."
RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR WITHDRAWN
London, Oct. 30, 1.17 P. M.—The Russian ambassador
at Constantinople has been withdrawn, according to offi
cial announcement made here to-day, and in consequence
of the Turkish attacks on Russian ports instructions have
been sent Russian consuls in Turkey to leave the country.
AMERICAN PROPERTY DAMAGED
Washington. Oct. 30.—Acting Secretary Lansing to
day announced receipt of a telegram from the American
charge d'affaires at Petrograd saying Odessa has been
bombarded and some American property destroyed.
The dispatch from Charge Wilson transmitted a mes
sage from the American consul at Odessa who said he
would send a fuller report later on the extent of American
property damaged. He did not say by whom the bom
bardment was done but it is presumed here that it was
Charge Wilson's dispatch was dated Petrograd, Octo
ber 29th, i p. m., and spoke of the bombardment as having
taken place "last night," evidently meaning Wednesday!
Secretary Lansing at once called on the American
embassy at Petrograd to report the exact nature of the
damage to American property. If the usual 24 hours'
notice of bombardment was not given Americans will have
a just claim for damage to all property which could have
been removed. Destruction of houses or buildings owned
by foreigners, however, are not regarded as the subject
of claims being classed as incidents of war to which aliens
subject themselves in buying foreign property in a foreign
country. • I
The subject of claims resulting from bombardment has
been a moot subject in American international law and
Mr. Lansing declined to comment on the merits of the
Concerning American missionaries in Turkey, Acting
Secretary Lansing said to-day the attitude of the Ottoman
Cnilawd on Fifteenth P«*e.
®ic .Star- StikfJetiktti
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35 PERISHED WHEN EM
SUNK A RUSSIAN CRUISER
Petrograd. Dot. 30. via London 12.45
P. M.— Russian naval headquarters
has rwwved some details of the de
struction in the harbor of Penanjt of
the Russian cruiser J orate hug by the
German eruiser Kmden.
The Kmden appeared disguised off
Penong at 5 o'clock in the morning of
October 1' S. She was taken by the
lookouts on the fort to bo a vessel be
longing to the allied fleet.
I She came forward at full speed, and
approaching the Jem tenug, fired a tor-
I pedo which exploded near the bow. The
Russian cruiser opened fire on the Km
den. but a second torpedo from the tier
uian vessel sent her to the bottom.
Eighty-five members of her crew were
drowned. Out of the 230 men saved
112 were wounded.
MINES PROVE FSASTROUS
TO WHALES SAWE AS BOATS
Grimsby. England, via Loudon, Oct.
30, 3.-3 A. M. —The trawler Rosella
struck a mine ou the east coast Thurs
day afternoon and was sunk. Her cap
tain an I chief mate are missing. Eight
survivors from her crew have been
landed at Shields.
The Rumagate fishing boat Ourtom
stru k a iniue Wednesday and went
iowu immediately. A sister boa: near
by cruised about in tae vicinity for
several hours in a vain search for the
fishing boat's crew of three men.
The Swedish lumber steamer Bluuka
was totally wrecked on a reef during
au eastern gale last night near Rat
tray hea l hi Alter leenshirc. Scotland.
Tae crew of seventeen were rescued by
I (fce iifesa-ers.
A whale killed by a mine drifted
ashore at Margate to-day.
$10,000,000 KREXI'H LOAN
TO BUY WAK SUPPLIES HEKE
New \ ork, Oct. 30.—The loan of
$10,000,000 arranged by the French
government with the National City
ißank and other New York banking in
stitutions. it was learned, to-day, is to
be used in the purchase of war supplies
in this country. There will be no pub
lic offering" of the note*, all of which
: will be retained by the bankers mak
ing the loan.
The loan, it is reported, >s to run
! nine months. The basis ot the loan is
reported to be about 3 1-2 per cent, in
• terest anil it is said that the monev
will s:e advanced on the understanding
that :t ;s all to be spent in the I'nitel
In this connection it became known
to-day that the National C. itv Bank had
loaned $3,000,000 to Norway and that
Switzerland also sought to obtain a
. loan here.
IFIRE AGAIN IN HAGERSTOWN
Becomes Menacing When Guards Are
Removed From the Flame-Swept
Area of City
(Spe ;al to the Star-Independent. >
j Hagerstown. Md., Oct. 30. Fire
I broke out anew early this morning in
I the ruins of the Antietam hall and gar- 1
age, Summit avenue, which were swept
by flames last Wednesday when Ha
gerstown suffered a $400,000 loss. For!
, a time to-day adjoining buildings were
in danger. The guards who ha 1 been
stationed to keep a close watch on the
; smouldering ruins were taken away
last evening, the authorities believing
all danger had passed.
George Paekett, an employe of the
"Morning Herald," while on the way!
to the postoffice at 5 o'clock discovered
flames in three places. The high wind
| was carrying sparks and burning em
! b «rs to the roofs of nearby buildings.
He sounded an alarm and the firemen 1
j had difficulty in getting th e fir e under'
control. When the engines arrived the |
flames were fast eating their way to-'
ward the building of the R. D. Keller,
Marble & Granite Companv.
TI'RKEV MAKES \\ HEAT JUMP
Hostilities Cause a General Dash to the
By Associated Pre##.
Chicago, Oct. 30.—'Hostilities be
tween Turkey and Russia caused a gen- :
eral dash to-day to the buying side in I
the wheat market here. As a result 1
prices opened as much as 2Va a bushel
above last night's level. May wheat
touching $1.22 as against sl.l9ij a t
the- previous close.
IEIS HE USED
111" FORCE BAG"
Witness in $12,000
Will Fight Testifies
in Favor of Alleged
Decision in Contest Involving Estate of
Late Mrs. Martha Adams Will Be
Delayed Until Balky Testimony Is
Harrison Seiferd, alleged clairvoyant
and spiritualist, whose right to share
I iu the $12,000 estate left by Mrs. Mar
( (ha Adams, late of this city, is ques
-1 tioned in proceedings before Roy C.
; Danner, Register of Wills, will not be
called to testify in his own behalf. John
. lox \\ eiss, his counsel, closed the de
j feuse to-day without calling his client.
| Thus James G. Hat/., counsel for the
j contesting heirs, did not have the op-
I portuuity to question Seiferd as to his
notion of the value of the "force
j bags" which witnesses had testified
j Seiferd sol i tor sums ranging from $1
to SI,OOO. The case was practically
' closed this afternoon so far as the Reg
ister of Wills is concerned.
Kegister Danner said he will not ren
der a decision until all of the testi
mony taken at this preliminary hearing
is transcribed. Counsel said an appeal
will be taken from the Register's de
cision. <o that the case may be taken
up before the Orphans' court of this
county, no matter what he decides.
Samuel Bullington and his wife, of
53:.' I'effcr street, with whom Mrs. Ad
ams lived during the two years im
mediately preceding her death ou Au
gust I' 3, last, were the chief witnesses
tor the defense this morning. Counsel
for the contesting heirs declared during
the hearing that Butlingtou has been
one ot "Dr. Seiferd's'' patients and
as such received oue or more of the
I "force bags. The witness denied ever
(having received a "force bag."
A doeen or more times Hat put to
Buffiugton the question:
"What did you do with the "force
\ bag' Seiferd gave you?"
Kach time Weiss directed Butlington
to refuse to answer and the witness
either would make no reply or would
evade the question.
"I insist upon an answer. He must
answer, said Hatz. "A man who
wears one of those bags and believes
iu such rot as that should not be per
' mitted to take that witness ~tand. Now
what io you say to that, Mr. Weissf"
, asked Hatz heatedly,
j "Oh that's some more of your torn
| foolery," the counsel for Seiferd re
hventually Butlington denied that he
ever received a "force bag." He said,
however, that Seiferd treated him "off
and on:" that Seiferd visited the Buf
tington house frequently and that he!
also treated Mrs. Buftington.
The Buffingtons were not relatives
of rhe late Mrs. Adams although while
on the witness stand both referred to
'her ; »s "Auntie." Mrs. Butlington.
with Mrs. Adams' sisters, is to receive
SSOO under the will's terms.
Buftington said he received "electric
and other treatment for rheumatism
; from Seiferd. The Register would
not permit Hatz to examine the witness
I with respect to the details of "the oth
BRUMBAUGH CALLS THE
Republican Candidate Makes Vigorous
Attack on Roosevelt and Resents
the Former President's Invasion of
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Philadelphia. Oct. 30.—Dr. Martin
G. Brumbaugh came back to Philadel
phia last night, and with a "punch,"
: with words as unmistakable as they
were forceful, replied to Colonel Roose
! velt's recent assaults.
Dr. Brumbaugh s poke at the Acad
emy of Music mass meeting. He was
the last speaker. For two hours an au
. dience, fired with enthusiasm, had sat
in the historic hall, filling it to the raft
ers. Dr. Brumbaugh said in part:
"I will not say a thing to get an of
fice that I will not do when in office,
| and it is to me a source of wonder,
rather than of resentment, that men!
with persbnal grievances have had the i
temoritv —may I say, the impudence?
—to come into the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania absolutely unfamiliar,
with every detail of the thoughts and!
purposes of our people and undertake,
without one iota of personal knowledge;
of the situation, to tell the people of
Pennsylvania whom they should elect I
Governor of their Commonwealth?
"Such mountebanks clamoring for 1
public applause and volting the senti
ments of disgruntled, disappointed and '
discredited citizens should be invited
by a conclusive and overwhelming re
sentment, to return to their own affairs
and to their own legitimate spheres of
activity. This States is large enough
ami free enough and proud enough of
itself to manage its own affairs, and
needs not the dictation nor the advice
of those who care little for it, but who
cares much for themselves."
SIGH MIS TO
All Members of Party
Will Arrive to Open
Six Weeks' Evangel
PINE ST. HOUSE
Nursery and Rest Room On North
Street Is Equipped By Women's
Work Committee to Care For Babies
During Tabernacle Meetings
The Rev. Dr. Henry \V. Stough, who
i steps into the lime light iu this city as
; the candidates tor office are about to
j leave it. will arrive in Harrisburg to
; morrow afternoon shortly after 3
o'clock from his home, Wheaton, 111. He
WBBBKKL* - ■
DR. HENRY W. STOUGH
; Evangelist Coming To-morrow
has had a brief rest following his cam
| paigu at Dubois, which closed a week
! ago. He comes to Harrisburg for six
weeks, Vafter which he is scheduled to
I appear at Altooua, where preliminary
• activities have reached about the same
stage as they were in this city six
Evangelist Stough, recognized as one
of the country's most successful men
I in his profession will arrive in Harris
! burg to-morrow after half a year's ac
| tive preparation in this city for his
coming. He will be met at the station
in automobiles by members of the local
executive committee of the campaign,
including the fifty pastors of co-operat
(ontinurcl on Plftrrnth I'HK<*.
BRICK COMPANY WILL QUIT
Exhaustion of Local Clay Beds Given
as Reasou for Steelton and Harris
burg Concerns Ceasing Operations
Announcement was made by the Steel
ton & Harrisburg Brick Company this
morning that owing to the scarcity of
clay in the vicinity of its plant, whteih
is located at the head of street,
in the West Side, Steelton, the manu
facture of brick will -be.discontinued by
the company at the close of the present
season and that the company expects to
quit business altogether about Janu
This company and its immediate
i predecessors have been engaged in the
manufacture of red brick for more than
a generation. This company has en
joyed a lucrative trade and his consum
ed practically all the clay beds located
in Cameron's field above the plant and
on Cameron's farm north of Harrisburg
street. For years it has been obtaining
clay from the White House, near Mid
dletown, but this sup-ply also is about
exhausted and this fact has led to the
decision to get out of the business,
there being no other large local supply
of clay in view.
The" company under its present name
was chartered in 1896. Prior to that
time the business was conducted under
the name of the Steelton Brick Com
pany. The making of red brick 'here
was started by several individuals and
who later formed a company. The plant
furnishes employment to about forty
five men when operating at full capac
Essay Prizes Awarded
Prizes for the best essays read at
the Pennsylvania Day exercises held
this afternoon in the Central High
School under the auspices of Harris
burg Chapter, Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution, were announced as fol
lows: First, Miss Elizabetn McCor
mick; second, Miss Naomi Bevard; I
third, Miss Helen Broomall. The prizes
were gold coins in denominations of;
$lO, s."> and $2.50. They were offered i
respectively by the chapter, Mrs. G. M.,
McCauley and Mrs 8. J. M. McCarrell.J
Reports German Submarine Sunk
London, Oct. 30, 4.34 P. M.—The
"Daily Mail's" correspondent "on
the allies' left wing" reports that a
German submarine boat which attack
ed the British battleship Venarable off .
the Belgian coast has been sunk.
COVERNOR AND IRS. IENER
Hold Family Reunion This Afternoon
and Will Have Reception for Their
Personal Friends at the Mansion
.lohn K. Tener, Governor of Penn
sylvania, and Harriet B. Day were mar
ried twenty-five years ago in Hav Thill,
Massachusetts, the Rev. John C. Snow
officiating, and the anniversary of the
occasion will be observe., >iy Governor
and Mrs. Tener in a reception to their
immediate friends at the Executive
Mansion this evening. In the four
years of Governor and Mrs. Tener's res
idenee in Harrisburg they have made
many personal friends who esteem them
highly, and it was these particular
; friends that the Governor and his wife
! bid to assist them in a -roper celebra
tion of their silver wedding anniver
sary. Phe guest's will include men prom
inent in the political, educational and
financial world, as well as men and
women of social prominence from all
parts of the State.
Governor and Mrs. Tener will re.- ive
their guests in the drawing room of
the Executive Mansion, which hus been
1 beautifully decorated in white and
| preen, masses of white chrysanthemums
and feathery fern carrying out the
oolor si'Jiome. In the dining room, where
a buffet supper will be served, the same
color scheme will be employed. There
will be silver vases of white flowers
and beautiful foliage tied with silver
ribbons. During the evening the A.
Frueh orchestra from the Bellevne-
Stratford, Philadelphia, will play and
CENTRAL m SUSPENDED
Special Committee Handles Case of
Students Who Broke Into High
The teachers' committee of the Har
risburg Board of School Directors meet
ing, in special session last night dis
cussed the recent entrance of the Cen
tral High school building during Sun
day night by students who attempted
to steal examination papers, turning
the affair over to a special committee.
Individual members of the commit
tee thought that the boys should be
shown tiie seriousness of the offense,
but no committee action on the matter
was taken. The special committee is
composed of City Superintendent Fred
rick E. Downes, Secretary of the Board,
D. D. Hammelbaugh, President Harry
A. Boyer and Principal Steele, of the
Central High school.
"We have not had a meeting yet,"
said Secretary Hammelbaugh, "and till
the committee reaches a decision, the
bovs will remain under suspension."
Superintendent Downes presented his
recommendation that an eight-year
elementary course below the High
schools be adopted and after a lengthy
discussion action was deferred until
another meeting of the committee,
which will be held November 12. Chair
man Houtz was in the chair. Directors
Bret*. 8011, Kennedy and Yates at
tended the meeting.
HORACE P. KNIGHT IS DEAD
Former Harrisburger a Victim of Pneu- 1
monia in Wilkinsburg, pa.
Horace P. Knight, 3S years old, son
of the late Harry W. Knight who was
for many years a prominent resident of
this place, died yesterday at his home
in Wilkinsburg, Pa., after several
weeks' illness from pneumonia.
Mr. Knight, who was born in this
city and was a student of the Harris
burg Academy, lived here until his fath
er, Harry W. Knight, a salesman for
the Biddle Hardware Company, of
Philadelphia, and a partner in the Da
vid McCormick Hardware Company, on
Third street, moved to Sedalia, Mis
souri. When his father moved Mr.
Knight, who was then twenty years
old. went along with him. Later, how
ever, the son returned to Pennsylvania
and was in the employ of the Carnegie
Steel Company at Braddock when he
became ill. His wife, mother and his
sister, Mrs. W. C. Baldwin, of 2027
Xorth Second street, Harrisburg, were
with him when he died.
Mr. Knight is survived also by two
brothers, Harry W., of Sedalia, Mis.,
and Joseph, who is employed in Eng
Funeral services will be held Satur
day afternoon at 2.30 o'clock at the
home of his sister, Mrs. Baldwin, in this
city. Burial will be in Harrisburg
Preacher Candidate to Talk
To-night the Rev. W. J. Edelman,
pastor St. Paul's Evangelical church,
Lebanon, the Prohibition candidate for
District Congressman, will address an
audience in the Carlisle court house at 1
8 o'clock. The meeting will be presided;
over by the Rev. Dr. S. C. Swallow.
HOW TO VOTE FOR KUNKEL
To vote a full ticket at least three cross marks will be necessary.
One cross mark in the Party Square.
One cross mark for Judge of the Supreme Court.
One cross mark for Judge of the Superior Court.
There are two candidates for Judge of the Supreme Court.
The names appear at the top of the second column of the offlicial ballot.
You can vote for only one.
A cross mark in a Party Square is a vote for Party candidates only
and is not a vote for Judge.
In addition you must make a cross mark after the name of the Judge
for whom you desire to vote.
Vote for Judge Kunkel and mark your ballot this way:
i GEORGE KUNKEL | X
PRICE, ONE CENT
HE GIVES HIS
Stewart G. Forney
Yields 80 Inches in
on Little Paul Erb
REFUSES TO TARE
' Big Iron Mouluer Bravely Makes Sacri
fice of Cuticle for Boy Terribly
Burned by Fourth of July "Spark
Stewart li. Forney, 21 year* old, 4:: t
Harris street, until a few weeks ago an
utter stranger to I'aul Sidney Erb, 1;;
years old, the liov who was terribly
I burned by Fourth of July "sparklers'"'
on a farm near Knterline on July ...
this afternoon submitted to an opera
tion whereby nearly eighty aqua e
inches of skit! were transferred from
his body to the leg of the burned boy.
I in order to save Erb from being at
| Hie ted for life. The operation \vu •
r started at 2.30 o'clock in the K
1 home, 236 ( harles street.
I It is just seventeen weeks ago to
day that little I'aul Erb was terriblv
burned while on a visit to the farm . t
Mrs. Anna Albitx, near Entorline, when
an older companion set tire to some
''sparklers the youngster was carrv
j ing in the right hand pocket of lib
| trousers. Two weeks following thnt
, accident Mrs. Lottie M. Erb, mother ot'
. j the boy, brought him to her home in
I ; this city in such a serious condition
r i that rt was feared for « time that the
• boy would not recover. He has gained
• strength slowly, but it became evident
to the attending physician several
' weeks ago that tiie wounds, which ate
, very deep, would not heal unless a skin
r grafting operation was performed,
iij Mrs. Erb was willing to give the
- cuticle from her own body to mak ■
, the operation possible, but the pbytri
r ciftn would not permit her to make the
> sacrifice because of the care the burned
boy would have to have and the opera -
' tion would temporarily- incapacitate
I her from nursing him. A *tory printed
i in the Star-Independent thart such an
operation would be necessary was read
. by Stewart <.!. Forney, a total stranger
■ to the Krbs, who immediately wrote to
i Mrs. Erb offering his skin to save tho
. boy'« leg.
I! Forney Strong and Healthy
. I Several other persons also offered cii
j ticile, but the. all backed down wlieu
i the time came except Mr. Forney 1 ,
-j When he reeeived word from Mrs. Erb
■that his offer would be accepted he im
mediately went to visit the boy and
they became great friends. Forney
has been to call on the little sufferer
almost every day since that time and
' when he could not do that he tele
phoned to Erb, whose bed is near the
i telephone instrument in the living
. room of his home.
, Dr. David I. Miller, who has been
'treating the boy, examined Forney re
' ! cently and pronounced him physically
1 fit to undergo the operation and plans
were speedily made for the transfer ol'
Forney is a perfect specimen of
i manhood and bis health is excellent.
I But 21 years old, he is employed as a
j moulder in the Harrisbttrg Foundry &
Machine works, a position which re-
I quires great physical strength. He is
I five feet, nine and one-half inches tall
! and weighs 150 pounds. He did not
| work last night, having temporarily
quit his job, with the hearty approval
of his employers, to rest for the ordeal
he underwent this afternoon.
As the time approached for the op
eration Forney showed no signs of ne
vousness. He said he was sure hi'
I would be able to undergo the ordeal
without being placed under an anaesthe
tic. When ask how long lie thought
he would be compelled to remain away
from work after the operation he sai I
he did not have the slightest idea anil
did not care as long as his act would
benefit his new found friend.
Mother Nurse at Operation
As the time grew short little Pan.
Erb seemed to grow nervous and wth
eager to know if he would be lame. Dr.
Miller assured him that he will b.'
walking on crutches by Christinas time
and that seemed to cheer the little fel
Mrs. Erb acted as nurse during the
(Operation which was performed by Dr.
Miller. The only other person in tin
Continued on Klrvrijlli