The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, November 02, 1914, Image 1

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Detailed Report. Pace •
a ?\VtT d VOL.. 76—NO. 129.
Former Withdrawn
mean Coast
Railroad and Docks Theo
dosia Also S When
Cruiser of Turkey
Enough to Throw
Into City— Bri
nited and Scuttled
Bombardment of Nooorossysk
Great Britain
ish Ambassador His Pass
ports—Both A
mans Make Gai
Franee Battle
By Associated Press.
Petrograd, Nov. 1, via London. Nov. 2, 2.45 A. M.—The
newspapers report that the cruisers Goeben and Breslau
and four Turkish torpedo boats bombarded the shore near
Sebastopol yesterday, shelling the railroad and docks. The
Russian shore batteries replied. The war ships disap
peared along the Cr*" n shore to the eastward after in
flicting trivial damages.
on the Crimean coast, 100 miles northeast
of Sabastopol, also suffered a bombardment on Saturday
when a Turkish cruiser sailed close enough to throw thirty
shells into the city.
News has been received at the foreign office that the
Russian ambassador has left Constantinople but the Turk
ish minister here has not received his passports or instruc
tions from Constantinople.
Loudon, Nov. 2, 4.4-5 A. M.—A dispatch to the "Times"
from Petrograd dated Sunday says that a British vessel,
the Frederick, was ignited and scuttled during the bom
bardment of Novorossysk. The Turks also wantonly
bombarded Anapa, a Russian seaport of the Black Sea, at
the western extremity of the Caucasus range.
London, Nov. 2.12.24 P. M.—The Turkish Ambassador
to Great Britain, Tewfik Pasha, was handed his passports
Paris, Nov. 2,2.48 P. M.—The French official announce
ment given out in Paris this afternoon says that yesterday
the German attack on the French left wing, particularly
betv-een Dixmude and the Lys, continued with great vio
lence. In spite of the counter attacks of the enemy in
this region the French made slight progress. The text of
the communication follows: <
'On our left wing the German offensive continued
wjith the same violence in Belgium and in the north of
Firance, particularly between Dixmude and the Lys. In
.this region in spite of attacks and counter attacks on the
v)a|rt of the Germans, we made slight progress on almost
thje entire front, excepting at the village of Messines, a
pa|rt of which was again lost by the allied troops.
| 'The enemy undertook an important movement against
Continue*! on Mnth Pajce.
Loiu'on, Nov. 2. 2.05 A. M.— A dis-
Renter's Telegram Company
from gives the following of
tir- a! Austrian Uispatch received there
from Vienna: \
"The AUstrians Vn Saturday suc
cessfully attacked a \ strong fortified
Servian position neaY Rovrye. Our
troop- crossed the Savl- and Drina riv
ers, which were obstinately defended
by Servians, and occupied Ornabaro,
Banovopolje, Rademkone, Gluosi and
Tabanovio." (
German Cut Off From) Mam Anny
Ijondon. Nov. 2, 3.321 A. M.—The
correspondent of the Times" in
Northern France telegraphs under date
of Saturday that reports has reached
him that as the result ofl the blowing
up of a railway bridge bn a Belgian
cyclist corps a very large (Jerman force
was cut off from the main army and to
the number of many thousands, have
Peace Prize to the Netherlands
The Hague, Netherlands, Nov. 2, via
London 10.55 A. M.—The ''Slamlels-
Blad" of Amsterdam has published a
report from Christiana spying that the
managers of the Vo'bel Imrtitute have
decided to give this year's peace prize,
whicfh amounts to about SIO,OOO, to the
Netherlands government, to be applied
toward the support of "Belgian refugees
in Holland.
/ \ . ; • . / ' *,W;
«ie Star- 2nkpcnkivt
London, Nov. 2, 6.45 A. M. A dis
patch to Renter's Telegram Company
from Batavia, Java, states that an of
ficer. ten petty officers, 23 marines and
13 wounded survivors of the French
destroyer Mosquet, which was sunk in
the harbor of Penang by the German
cruiser Rmdcu, have arrived at Sabang,
on the Island of Wai, in the steamer
The officer of the Mosquet, who was
also wounded, died soon after his ar
rival in the hospital at Sabang.
'Ambassadors Leaving Turkey
Bordeaux, France, Nov. 2. Via Par
is, 2.51 P. M.—The Russian Ambassa
dor, it was announced here to-day, was
the first of the diplomatic representa
tive- to leave Constantinople. He was
followed by the French and British
Ambassadors. The Turkish Ambassa
dors in London and Petrograd have
been banded their passports and it is
believed that the Turkish Ambassador
been handed their passports and it is
Germans Destroy British Steamship
Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 2. —A private
cable to a local firm received to-day
from Para, Brazil, reports the destruc
tion of the British steamship Vandyke
by a German cruiser. The passengers
were put ashore. The Vandyke plied be
tween Buenos Aires and New York.
Republicans Say Brumbaugh Will Have
Majority—Democrats Claim
8,500 for McCormick
The Republican, Democratic and
Washington party lea.lers in Dauphin
county nuit Harrisburg have been fig
uring on the probable figures for to
morrow, ami this afternoon made their
final announcements.
Republican County Chairman Horner
said this afternoon that he had figured
it out that Brumbaugh will carry Dau
phin county by 2,300 majority and that
the vote will bp close in Harrisburg.
'"We have gone over the county very
carefully," said Chairman Horner,
"and have every reason to believe that
Brumbaugh will carry the county by 2,-
500, and that he will run ahead of Mc-
Cormick in Harrisburg."
At the headquarters of the Palmer-
MeCortnick league, whore County
Chairman Uoeslein and City Chairman
Jones hold the fort, figures were given
estimating that McCormick will have
12.000 votes in Dauphin county and
Brumbaugh. 8,500. That is, McCor
mick will have at least 3,500 majority
in the whole county of which 2.200
will be in the city.
"We have been all over the entire
county in making up our estimates,"
it was stated, "and we have no reason
to fear that McCormick will not carry
the county by 3,500."
Republican meetings will be held to
night in Williamstown, Millersburg and
The Washington party city commit
tee wHI hold a meeting to-night at
headquarters to transact important
business and all members have been
urged to be present.
Last of Ballots Distributed and All Is
Ready Here for the Election
The polling places will open tomor
row at 7 o'clock anO will remain open
for twelve hours,
The last of the ballots were dis
tributed to-day. One vacancy in an
election tooaru was filled by the court
this morning. John Husic was named
jiutge of election for the Tiiird pre
cinct, Third ward, Steelton, to succeed
tieorge Morrett, who removed from the
The saloons will be closed nil day.
|as required by law. It is a holi
! day and the State, city anil county offi
ces, the banks and some other places
of business will not be open.
Dauphin county voters will have a
variety of tickets to confront them
j on the ballot when they enter the poll-
I ing places. The ballot this year is fully
I as large as that of last year—it does
j not seem to grow any smaller, retaining
j its blanket size because of the addi
| tional names placed ou the ballot by
| candidates filing nomination papers aft
' er the primary elections
There are ten partisan tickets in the
field. These are the Democratic, Wash
ington, •Republican, Socialist, Bull
I Moose, Roosevelt Progressive, Prohibi
tion, Keystone, Industrialist and fer
| sonal Liberty.
Harrisburgers will vote for United
j States Senator. Governor, Lieutenant
; Governor and Secretary of Internal Af
fairs; four Congressmen-at-Large, one
j judge of the supreme court; one judge
of the superior court; one district Con
gressman and two members of As
Normal Autumn Weather Is Officially
Predicted For To-morrow
To-morrow, election day, will see
normal autumn weather in this city and
vicinity, according to officials of the
local office of the weather bureau. There
is a possibility of the temperature be
ing a degree or two above the average
but there is not a chance of rain in
the opinion of the weather man.
Temperatures which have been far
above the average for the last twenty
four hours will go back to normal this
evening. A storm that threatened rain
has been divided into two parts, one
going off the coast through the St. Law
rence Valley the otner part being
held back by a high pressure which
will retard it for two or three days
at least.
Light rains throughout eastern
Pennsylvania as a result of the St.
Lawrence storm made many believe
yesterday that election day would be a
rainy one here, but the unusual strength
of the high pressure area will pre
vent this.
Fight During Celebration Results in
Two Men Being Cut
(Special to the Star-Independent.) ,
Williamstown, Pa.. Nov. 2.—Pour!
foreigners were lodged in the lockup'
here last evening following a free-for- 1
all tight among the Austrian-! and Slavs
near the collieries. The foreigners will
this evening be taken before Squire!
Conrad on a charge of creating a nui-!
The men were attendants at a wed-;
ding celebration where there was a live
ly fight. Andy Olexo was cut on the
palm of the hand during the fray and
Sigmund Rayho suffered a cut on the
side. Neither was seriously injured.
■TINTS 111
Grand Jury Charges
Directors With Con
spiracy in Violation
of Anti-Trust Law
$5,000 FOR EACH
William Rockefeller, Theodore N. Vail,
George F. Baker and Many Other
Prominent Financiers Are Marked
For Arrest in Proceedings
ft/i Associated Press,
New Xov. 2.—Criminal indict
ments were returned to-day by the U.
S. tiraml Jury against twenty-one di
rectors and former directors of the
New \ork, New Haven and Hartford
hailroad Company, including William
Rockefeller; Theodore N, Vail, George
F . Baker, William Skinner, Charles F.
Brooker and John L. Billard.
The indictments charge conspiracy
; in violation ot' the Sherman anti-trust
; law to monopolize commerce. Under
Section 11, of, the law, under which
they were returned, the maximum pen
alty upon conviction is one year iinpris
; onment and $5,000 tine.
Search warrants were issued for the
i twenty-one men named in the indict
ments upon request of the District At
, torney. Several, it was uuderstoood,
were to be brought into court to an
swer the indictments this afternooon.
Complete List of the Indicted
The complete list ( of those indicted
| is as follows:
William Rockefeller, George Mac-
Culloch Miller, Charles F. Brooker, Wil
liam Skinner, D. Newton Barney, Rob
ert W. Taft, James S. Klton, James S.
Hemingway, Lewis Cass Ledyard,
Charles M. Pratt, A. lleaton Robert
j son, Frederick F. Brewster, Henry K.
McHarg, Edward D. Robbing, former
I general counsel of tiie road; Alexander
I Cochrane, John L. Billard, George F.
| Baker, Thomas DeWitt Cuvler, Theo
dore N. Vail, Edward Milligan and
Francis P. Maxwell.
The amount of bail was fixed at $5,-
j 000 each by Federal Judge Foster.
Of. the twenty-one men indicted, only
live are now the New Haven direc
torate. They are T. DeWitt Cuvler,
Continue)! on Mnth rait*.
Warmest November Day in 2tt Years
High temperature records for twen
ty-six years for November were
smashed here yesterday, when the mer
i.curv touched the 78-degree mark. It
was higher by three degrees than any
| previous high temperature mark record
ed in the history of the local office of
the Weather Bureau.
Steamship Head Dies in London
By Assot iulctl Prrsit,
London. Nov. 2.—The death in Lon
don of Alfred Booth, head of the Booth
Line of steamships, was announced to-
Three to Twelve Years
for Youth Who Burn
ed the Young Barn in
Ward Sheetz Admitted Also That He
Twice Tried to Burn the Adjoining
Dwelling That His Parents Oc-!
On a charge of arson brought by i
State Fire Marshall Baldwin in connec
tion with the burning on October o,
last, of the big bank barn on the Young
farm. West Main street, Middletown,
Ward Sheetz, 21 years old, of Middle
town, was this morning' sentenced by !
Judge McCarrell to a penitentiary.term 1
of not less than three years and not
more than twelve. He also got the
miuiinum fine of $5 and was ordered to
pay the costs.
Sheetz besides confessing to firing
the barn told the court lie niade an un
successful attempt to destroy, by fire,
the dwelling adjoining, which was oc
cupied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Uriah Sheetz. That occurred at 4
o'clock on the afternoon of the dav
following the barn burning. Sheetz
said he also was caught in the act of
applying a match to a pile of leaves
and paper, which he had piled in a
room on the second floor of the house
loatlaurd oa secrad Pace.
Evangelist Asserts He
Is Against Any Can
didate for Office Sa
loons Are For
Crowds Outside Tabernacle at Night
Prevent Opening of Doors During
Meeting—Bishop Darlington Cor
dially Oreets Dr. Stough
"There never was a time when the
issue iu a political campaign in this
! State was drawn more clearly than to
jday," said the Rev. Dr. Henry W.
• Stough in opening his six weeks' evan-
I gelistic campaign at the tabernacle at
j North and Oowdon streets yesterday.
| "It is not a question of party or plat
, form. The one question in Pennsylva
j nia to day is booze versus anti-booze."
"I am against any candidate for of
j tice the saloons are for. If this be par
tisan polities, if this bo treason, make
, fho most of it."
At the opening service at 10.30
| o'clock in the morning the tabernaide
was less than one-tthird full, the total
attendance estimated at four thousand.
The evangelist gave his sermon on "The
Trial of the Gods," an ordinary dis
' course which afforded him little oppor
tunity to display his wonderful person
ality. His most striking passages were:
"All the vices in this city are not
| the causes of the city's condition to
| day. They are not causes, they are re
j suits. We must go back to tihe actual
; causes. The trouble with this city is,
Harrisburg has forgotten God. God has
been eliminated too much from politics,
from the business world, from society
life, from educational institutions, from
homes, yes, from hearts of the people."
"Thev tell preachers to mind their
own business when they me<ddle in poli
tics. Sonic of you have the muzzle and
the gag 011, so that you dare not go
out and rebuke wickedness."
No Partisan Politics
Evangelist Stough's most stirring ad
, dress of the day was made at the aft
ernoon meeting for ohurch members
only, at which no less than six thousand
were present. He said iu part:
"The Stough campaign does not
stand for partisan politics. I am not
and have not been talking party poli
tics. I make this statement because of
garbled reports which have appeared in
Coctlnnrd on Srvruth Pace.
Inhabitants in the Vicinity Greatly
Alarmed and Repetition of l!)OG
Disaster Is Feared
B.i/ Associated Press.
Naples, via Rome, Nov. 2, 12.45 A.
I M.—Mount Vesuvius is again in erup
tion and the inhabitants in its vicinity
J have become greatly alarmed. On Bun
j day special prayers were made and pro
cessions of people went to favored
shrines as a repetition of the disaster
of 1906 is feared.
The activity of the volcano first man
ifested itself by deep detonations and
rumblings. This was followed by gigan
tic columns of smoke and soon there-
I after an abundant eruption of lava be-
I «an.
The last serious eruption of Mount
) Vesuvius occurred in the spring of
i 1906. Several villages were destroyed
| and the property loss was estimated' at
i $20,000,000. About 500 persons were
! killed and 50,000 were rendered home
i less. Many nations, especially the Unit
|ed States, sent aid to the sufferers,
j There have been several eruptions since
| 1906, but. all were of a minor eharac
| ter and no serious losses resulted.
Wealthy Hagerstown Jurist Had Been
111 but a Short Time
(Special to the Star-In<leipendent.)
Hagerstown, Md., Nov. 2.—JudgA
j James Findlay, 77 years old,- one of the
! wealthiest and most prominent citizens
of Washington county, died suddenly at
i his home in this city shortly after 2
I o'clock this morning.
Judge Findlay was born in Chambers
: burg. He was a graduate of Princeton
I in I|sß, and in 1866 he was elected
director of the Washington County
I bank, in Williamsport, Md. He be
came its president April I, 1880. tn
1879 he was elected Judge of the or
phans' court here.
Judge Findlay married first in 1861
and two children of that marriage are
surviving. They are Sophia Van Lear,
wiife of Colonel Charles A. Little, and
Nancy Irwin, wife of the Rev. R. A.
Boyle, pastor of the Presbyterian
church, this city. His second wife was
Miss Anna Howell Kennedy, daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. Howard Kennedy and
a granddaughter of .Thomas Kennedy,
the famous author. Judge and Mrs.
Findlay resided in the old Dr. Kennedy
mansion, built by Colonel Nathaniel
Rochester, founder of the city of Ro
chester, N. Y.
Inquiry Into Boy's Death
Coroner Jarob Bckinger to-day an
nounced that he would' conduct an in
quiry on Wednesday morning at 8
o'clock into the cause of the death of
5-year-old John McUormiek, \vno was
struck by an automobile at Third and
Harris streets Saturday and died from
the injuries he received.
Big Screen Across Third Street Will Re
port the Results as Soon as Avail
able Tomorrow Night—Movies
Will Fill in the Oaps
As complete and early election ro
turns as can be had any place in Har
risburg will be thrown on a screen out
side the Star-Independent building,
South Third street, to-moTrow evening,
the best facilities for gathering returns
and displaying them liaving been ar
ranged for.
The screen will be t'hrown across
1 hi rd street at Blackberry street, so
that it can he seen easily from Market
street or Chestnut street. A lantern
operated from the Star-Independent
building will display the returns, which
will be received from the Associated
Press and the Western Union Telegraph
( ompany and from an efficient corps of
staff rp|>ortors and correspondents in
this and nearby counties. A special
Western Union wire will be run into the
building to augment the service of the
Associated Press, whose operator also
wilj be in the building.
liocal returns will bo given along
with those from the State and other
States as fast as fhe votes are counted
and modern newspaper methods can
transmit them.
Street traffic on Third street is re
ducetj to 11 minimum at the hour when
the returns will be of the greatest value
and the crowd will not be disturbed by
passing vehicles while" watching the
screen. During the early evening, if
the returns come in slowly, motion pic
tures will he thrown on the screen to
entertain tho crowd.
The lantern will be operated from a
platform built at the southern end of
the Star-Independent.
The return will be displayed with
out regard to partisan considerations,
and no news favorable or unfavorable
to any party or candidate will be held
A service of ten trunk telephone lines
has been arranged for by the Star-In
Trolley Company Announces Special
Schedule on Many Lines
The Harrisbarg Railways Company
announced this morning that there will
be special trollev service for Tuesday,
election night, for persons who will be
in the central part of the city to re
ceive the returns. Cars will run every
half hour on North Second, Fourth anil
Sixth streets and on the Reservoir
Park and Hill lines from 12 midnight
until 2 a. m , time of lust car.
The suburban schedule will he:
Steelton oars will run every half hour
between t2 midnight and 1.30 a. ul
timo of last car; last car for Middle
town will leave at 1 a. m.; last car for
Oberlin, 11.40 p. m.; last car for Kock
ville, 12 midnight, and last car for
Linglestown, 11.40 p. m. Cars will run
to Penbrook every 20 minutes until 12
midnight, time of last car' last car for
Paxtang at 1 a. m.
Candidate Continues Speech-making to
the Very Close of the Campaign
The "final windup" of the Demo
cratic campaign, so far as the Demo
cratic, candidates are concerned, is
taking place in Northampton county
Vance C. -McCormick, candidate for
Governor, left Harrisburg this morning
for Portland, where he joined Congress
man Palmer to hold the first meeting,
Bangor, Pen Argyl} Wind Gap, Naza
ret, Bath, Northampton and Gaston
were on the schedule of places where
meetings would be held.
Mr. McCormick will return to Har
risburg after the Gaston meeting to
night and will vote here to-morrow
morning. To-morrow night he will re
ceive the returns of the election at his
private office in the "Patriot" build
ing, where his friends will gather.
Men Backing His Candidacy, However,
Predict His Election
Members of the committee which is
furthering Judge Kunkel's non-partisan
candidacy for the State Supreme Court
bench this morning declared they are
confident the iocal jurist will be elected.
The more active leaders, however, de
clined to predict the size of his major
ity. One of them said:
"We think it unwise to make a
statement :n figures on the eve of elec
tion. It would be contrary to the plan
we adopted prior to the primaries, when
we decided to make no prediction of
likely results. We now feel that wo
need every vot-» we can get."
Judgo Kuit ke I only smiled when
asked his opinion of the probabje out
come of the election. The Judge will
stay up tu get the returns and likely
be ait the Kunkel campaign headquar
ters to-morrovv night.
(( =%
To vote a full ticket at least three cross marks will be neces
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
official 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:
1 Jj
Brumbaugh Says 250,-
000 Majority—H. B.
McCormick Picks
Brother by 20,000
PENROSE 195.000
Says the Senator Will Beat Palmer by
That Margin—Blakslee Predicts
Penrose Will Go Down by at Least
40,000—McCormick Out of City
Dr. Martin 0. Brumbaugh, Republi
can candidate for Governor, to-day is
claiming that he will win by 250,000
votes over Vnnce McCormick, of this
city, his Democratic and Washington
party rival.
Mr. McCormick was absent from tho
city, making a final campaign tour in
Northampton county to-day, and will
not return to the city until late to
night, so no direct statement was ob
tainabie here from him. Mr. McCor
mick 's brother, Henry B. McCormiifk,
chairman ot the Fourth Pennsylvania
subdivision of the State Committee,
was asked for liis estimate of the re
sult of the election.
"Well," said Mr. McCormick, "[
might as well give my guess along with
tin' fillers. I believe that Vance will
have at least -0,000 majority in the
State, and that he will carry Dauphin
county and Harrisburg."
"How about Mr. Palmer!"
"Mr. Palmer will run clone to VancQg
as near as I can figure it out, but
think Vance will have vote~
than Palmer." /
Dr. Brumbaugh made hw claim in hi*
closing speech of the campaign in
West Chester on Saturday night. He
predicted his election in the following
"1 will be eiected Governor by a ma
jority of nit less than 250,000. L sav
this advisedly and not boastfully. f
say it a', the -onclusion of my tour of
the State, during which I have visited
practically every county and have seen
the situation with my own eyes."
Crow Looks for Penrose Victory
Republican State Chairman William
K. Crow predicts that Senator Penrose
will have a majority of 195,000 over
Congressman A. Mitchell Palmer, with
I'inchot running a poor third, and that
L>r. Brumbaugh, candidate for Govern
or, will win by from 185,000 to 220,-
000 against the combined Democratic,
and Washington organizations.
Among Senator Crow s claims are
the following.
Senator Penrose will carry 44 of the
67 counties in the State. Dr. Brum
baugh will carry at least 39 counties.
All of the other Republ icau candidates
will win without difficulty. The Re
publicans wilt get 2 7 Congressmen, the
Democrats 6 and the Washington party
1. Twenty >f the 27 State Senators
will be Republican. The Republicans
■will gain a strong working majority iu
the House of Representatives.
On Saturday night, after the big
Democratic meeting in this city, State
Chairman Morris, .lames I. Blakslee*
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General;
Congressman Palmer and Mr. McCor
mick held a conference in state head
quarters at the close of which the fol
lowing statement was given out by Mr.
Blakslee's Forecast
"Under any method of computation
Penrose will be defeated. It may bo
by a margin of thirty to forty thousand
votes, or, as is more likely, by a land
slide that is apparently sweeping the
State, which would place his vote only
a trifle above Taft's 1912 count. Pen
rose is absolutely running beyond Ins
own or anybody's expectations if he
gets 387,000 votes at the outside lim
it. Palmer will roll up a splendid re
turn of 425,000. Pinchot wid get what
is left either way, whether in tabulated
computation or in landslide possibili
ties. 425,000 Palmer votes and 387,000
Penrose votes aggregate 812,000 out
( untluurcl on Sixth I'atr.