The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, November 03, 1914, Image 1
THE WEATHER SHOWERS TO-NIGHT AND TO MORROW Detailed Report, Page 6 3S?VW° VOL. 76—NO. 130. GREAT BRITAIN OPENS WAR ON TURKEY RY DESTROYING BARRACKS AT AKABAH British Warship Begins Hos tilities on the Turko-Egyptian Frontier— Turkish Ambassa dor Leaves the Russian Capital Grand Vizier's Apology for Raids in Black Sea Said to be Too Late to Avoid Sultan's Domain Be ing Drawn Into the European Conflict —Germans Reported to Have Abandoned Left Bank of the Yser Bi/ Associated Press, London, Nov. 3, 1.10 P. M.—Great Britain and Turkey are at war. Germany has recruited an ally in the East. After 24 hours of uncertainty, during which hope was ex pressed that the Porte might make amends for the inci dents in the Black Sea, the British Admiralty announced shortly before 1 o'clock this afternoon that a British war ship had bombarded and had destroyed the Turkish bar racks at Akabah, on the Turco-Egyptian frontier. It was at Akabah that Turkish cavalry patrols were reported yesterday preparatory to moving into Egypt. There the British found soldiers apparently under Ger mans serving as quasi Turks much in the same manner as the German officers remain in charge of the cruisers Bres lau and Goeben, and, British officials say, there was no course but to open hostilities. London, Nov. 3, 6.38 A. M.—A dispatch from Tiflis, capital of the Russian government of the same name in transcaucasia to Reuters Company says: "It is announced that the Emperor has ordered the Caucasian army to cross the frontier and attack the Turks." Petrograd, Nov. 3.—The Turkish Ambassador, Fahred din Bey, has left the Russian capital. He is leaving for home via Finland. London, Nov. 3, 8 A. M.—A dispatch to the "Daily Mail" from Cairo, Egypt, says: "The Turkish troops are reported near the border which they have not crossed. The British are fully pre pared to repulse an invasion, thanks to the measures taken by the government. "The public in Egypt are calm and not even aware of a Turko-Russian eruption. A press censorship will be established to-morrow." TURKEY'S APOLOGY TOO LATE London, Nov. 3,10.55 A. M.—Russia has replied to Tur key's apology for the raids on her navy in the Black Sea with the fateful words "too late" and in London it is thought hardly likely that diplomatic pressure will pre vent the war party among the Young Turks from dragging their country into the European embroglio. The events of the past twelve hours show that the Grand Vizier of Turkey has made every effort to concili ate the entente powers, but the influence of his partisans in the Turkish cabinet is not believed to be great enough to force the Porte to meet the demands for reparation formulated in the Franco-British notes. So far as Russia is concerned a state of war with Turkey actually exists, and the reply of the Russian foreign minister to the ex planation of the Grand Vizier does not hold out, in the opinion of London, any hope for a peaceful outcome of the dispute. The apology of the Turk for the assaults of his fleet on Russian ports on the Black Sea has not accomplished its purpose. Both Russia and Great Britain have undertaken active military measures against him and hostilities have begun ou the Red Sea. In France the troops of Emperor William, frustrated in their persistent. endeavors to ad vance along the coast, are now seeking a route more to the south and the lighting in Flanders is going on with determination on the part of the allies and heavy on slaughts from the enemy. A group of incidents shows that Turkey's efforts to hold aloof from the general warfare came too late. Con stantinople reports officially that Russian troops have at tacked her frontier in the Caucasius at several points, but were driven back. A British cruiser has shelled and oc cupied the Turkish fortified town of Akabah, on the Red Sea, in Arabia; it is announced in a news dispatch that Em peror Nicholas has ordered his Caucasian army to cross the frontier and attack the Turks; the Turkish' Ambass ador has left the Russian capital; the Russian Foreign Min ister has replied to the Porte that negotiations are now impossible and an imperial manifesto issued in Petrograd says Russian confidence is firm that intervention of Tur key will only hasten the fatal issue to that empire and that Condoned on .\lnlh l'n«r, CHije Star- Snftepeitfretti HARRISBURO, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 3, 1914—10 PAGES. GERMANS ABANDON LEFT BANK OF THE YSER BELOW DIXMUDE. STATES REPORT Paris, Nov. 3, 2.45 P. M.—The French official announcement given out this afternoon says the Germans would appear to have completely abandoned the left bank of the Vser below Dix mude, and that troops of the allies have reoccupied points on the river without great difficulty. The text of the communication follows: "On the left wing the enemy seems to have Pompletely abandoned the left bank of the Yser downstream from Dixmude and reconnaisances by troops of the allies undertaken on the high ways in the inundated regions were successful in reoccupying points of passage across the river without great difficulty. To the south of Dixmude and in the direction of Gheluvlt our ad vance was particularly perceptible. "In the region to the north of the Lys, in spite of determined attacks by the Germans in considerable force, our front was everywhere maintained or re-established b.y the end of the day. Fresh attacks by the Germans on the environs of Arras and against Lihpns and Lequesnoy-on-Santerre resulted in failures. "On the center, in the region of the Aisne, to the east of the forest of Aigue, we have made some progress. To the east of Vatlley, according to the latest news, those of our troops who held the positions 011 the slopes of the plateaus TO the north of the villages of Chavonne and Soapier, hail been com pelled to draw back into the valley to the east of this location. We have maintained our positions at Amont on the right bank of the river. "There was violent cannonading during the day between Bheims and the Meuse. as well as on the heights of the Meuse. Further efforts on the part of the Germans'in the forest of Argon ne, have been checked. We have con tinued to make progress to the north west of Pont-a-Mousson. On our right wing there have been some engage ments favorable to our arms along the river Seille." BRITISH SHELL RED REA, FORTIFIED ARABIAN TOWN, AND THEN OCCUPY-PLACE London, Nov. 3, 12.53 P. M.—The fortified town of Alsabah, in Arabia, on an arm of the Rod sea, has been shelled and occupied by the British cruiser Minerva. There was some loss to the troops holding the position, but no J British casualties. Akabah is at the head of the Gulf of Akabah, 150 miles | east of Sue/.. The Admiralty announced this occurrence as follows: "Upon arriving at Akabah the cruis er Minerva, Captain Percival War leigh, found the place occupied by sol diers and armed natives. One of the soldiers had the appearance of a Ger man officer. The Minerva then shelled the port and the troops. The town was evacuated and landing parties from the Minerva proceeded to destroy tho forts, the barracks, the postoflice and the stores. There was some loss to the enemy, but no British casual ties. '' CEN. CARBAKZfI 10 REBEL Declares He Will Not Abide by Deci sion of Convention in Naming His Successor ' • By Associated Press. El Paso, Tex., Nov. 3.—General Car ranza, in a message received here this afternoon, declared that ho would not abide by the action of the Aguasca lientes convention in naming a provi sional President. I FRAUD RUMOR EXCITES CITY Mayor Royal Denies Any Knowledge of Arrests of Workers at Polls There were rumors on the streets this afternoon that several arrests had been made in connection with alleged violations of the election laws. Mayor John K. Royal, secretary of the Palmer-McOorinick Committee of One Hundred, which has set. aside $50,- 000 for the payment of rewards to per sons detecting frauds iu the election, at 3 o'clock , this afternoon said he had not been officially informed of anv ar rests of election law violators. " He had heard the rumors, he said, although HO far as he knew the reports were 'baseless. It was hinted that an arrest was made at a polling f>lace in the Sixth ward, following charges against a Dem ocratic worker. Howard O. Holstein, county committeeman from the district, said he had been at the polling place most of the time sineo early morning] and had heard of no arrest. READ RETURNS AT WNDEPIT iThis Newspaper Will Display All the Elec tion News on a Big Screen This Evening SPECIAL WIRES FROM ALL POINTS Motion Pictures Will Be Shown in the Early Hours When the Returns Are Slow—Ten Trunk Telephone Lines Will Be To-night I . The Star-Independent has made ar rangements to throw accurate and com plete election returns on a big screen outside its offices at Third and Black berry streets this evening, displaying news from all parts of the city, coun ty, State and nation. It has arranged for special service by the Associated Press and the Western Union Telegraph Company by special wire. It also will | get returns from its own corps of re porters and correspondents in and near Harrisburg. Bulletins will be flashed on a screen I extending across Third street at Black berry street so that persons may view the returns from both sides of the j screen. The crowds will not be bother ed much by traffic, which is reduced to a minimum on Third street after busi ness hours. Local returns as well as those from the entire State and nation will be shown. The Star-Independent has installed ten trunk telephone lines ' on which to receive and give out elec : tion news. A lantern will be operated from the southern end of the Star-Independent building and during the early evening, when the returns will be slow, moving pictures will be used to entertain the crowds. To accommodate the late crowds the Harrisburg Railways Company will operate a special schedule of trolley cars. Cars will run every half hour on North Second, Fourth and Sixth streets, and on the Reservoir Park and Hill lines from 12 midnight until si a. m., time of last car. The suburban schedule will be: Steel ton cars will run every half hour be tween 12 midnight and 1.30 a. m„ time of last car; last car for Middletown will leave at 1 a. m.: last car for Ober lin, 11.40 p. m.; last car for Rockville, 12 midnight, and last car for Lingles town, 11.11 l p. ni. Cars will run to Pen brook every 20 minutes until 12 mid night, time of last car; last car for Paxtang at l a. m. SIB DEFENDS mum Rolls About on Plat form to Illustrate How Prophets >o f Bible Times Preached GIDEON STYLED A BULL MOOSER Evangelist in Sermon Delivered for First Time Last Night Raps E,us sellism and Other Churches as "Too Respectable" Tho real Stougli revealed himself at the tabernacle last night, preaicihing in a manner which he promised beforehand would be most sensational, on an avowedly sensational subject, that of "Sensational Preaching." Over five thousand were present. Tho evangelist paced up and down his platform; lay down at full length and rolled from side to side in imitation of Jeremiah; dodged imaginary bricks and cabbage heads to show how John Wesley was forced to preach, and asking the audi ence to imagine the- Rev. Dr. John D. Fox delivering a sermon in that man ner; demonstrated how "the daugh ters of Zion" danced tfirongh the streets making "goo goo eyes" at tho men; mocked the so-called dignity of the pulpit; showed how Bishop Dar lington, who was present on the platform with his two sons, would look walking through the streets in the ca;<acity of "a sandwich man, alvertising the First F/piscopal church of Jerusalem," 08 did Isaiah; and, in his excitement, Continued on Seventh rage, * VOTEEVEBYWBERE IS HEAVY STATE Evidence in the City of Philadelphia That Many Split Ballots Are Being Cast FARMERS OUT IN GREAT NUMBERS Weather Conditions Fine Throughout Pennsylvania—Big Interest Is Shown in the Contests For Seats in the Legislature By Associated Press, Philadelphia, Nov. 3.—The three cornered light for the United States Senatorship, between A. Mitchell Pal mer, Democrat; Gifford Pinchot, Wash ington and Boies Penrose, Republican, and the struggle between Vance C. Mc- Cormick, Domocrat-Washington, and Martin G. Brumbaugh, Republican, for Governor, served to bring out a heavy vote in the early hours of the election to-day throughout Pennsylvania. The weather was fine everywhere. The fact that many voters took a long time to mark their ballots gave rise to reports that much cutting was being done, but the slowness of the voters may be due in a measure to the large number of candidates to be voted for. Voting continued heavy during the day in Philadelphia, especially in dis j tricts where there were close Senatorial I and Legislative fights. In the Fifth Congressional district in | this city, where Congressman Donohoe, Democratic and Washington party can didate, is opposed Ly Peter E. Costello. the Republican leader in that i«art of the city, a large vote was being polled. There was also great interest shown in I the Sixth district, which includes West : Philadelphia and Germantown, where J. j Washington Logue, candidate for re- I election on the Democratic and Key j stone ticket," is opposed by Fred S. Drake, Washington, and George P. Dar ! row, Republican. I Senator Penrose voted about 12.30 I p. ni. ami Martin G. B-umbaugh caaf, Iris ballot early in the day. Reports thai Senator Penrose was be ing cut in South Philadelphia was de nied by the Varcs, who are the leaders in that pari, of the city. Reports from the State indicate a heavy vot-.. Gifford Pinehot voted early in Milford, Pike county, and left for Philadelphia to receive returns to night. A. Mitchell Palmer also voted early in Stroudsburg. Heavy Voting in Berks Reading, Nov. 3. —Reports from all ( sections of Berks say that a big vote | is coming out. Because of the splendid I weather farmers are taking a regular ; holiday. In this city interest in the election is increased by the legislative contest between candidates on four I tickets, all of whom expect to be elect ed. Citizens are voting on a proposed $1,250,000 loan, which has aroused a great deal of acrimony. Cutting Tickets in Luzerne Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Nov. 3. —Bright, sunshiny weather had a tendency to bring the voters of Luzerne county to the polls earlv to-day. Some cutting on the United States Senatorship and State ticket is reported. First Massachusetts Returns By Associated Press, Boston, 'Nov. 3.—The first Massa chusetts town to ! be heard from in the State election to-day was Norweli, which gave: For 'Governor, McCall, Republican, IS4; Walker, Progressive, 17; Walsh, Democrat, 56. The same town in 1913 gave: Bird, Progressive, 93; Gardner, Republican, 71; Walsh, Democrat, 57. Early New York Vote Expected By Associated Press, New York, Nov. 3. —National and State issues conspired to bring the electors of New York State to the polls Continued on Srvrnth I'nKr PURCHASES TEN TROLLEY CARS Harrisburg Railways Company to Put More of Them in Service Ten new cars of the pay-as-you-enter type have oeen purchased by the Har risburg Railways Company from the J. G. Brill Company, of Philadelphia. Three have already been delivered and the remainder are expected within a short time. Six of the cars are what is known as the "600" type, while four are similar to the ones now being used on t'hc Middletown line. The "600*' type cars will be placed in service on city tines, while the oth ers will be placed on suburban lines, it is not known just when they will be placed in service, as the cars must be mounted on motors in this city. r > "November Joe" A new serial starts in the Star- Independent to-morrow, the hero of which is "November Joe," detective of the woods. This is the season of the year when thoughts turn toward the great out-doors, toward the woodlands, and the new serial is full of mysteries of the forest. The tirst installment, time, 1908; place, Montreal, will appear"'in this paper in to morrow's issue. ————i—— rCORMICK VOTES AT 12.03 Takes Him Half Minute to Mark His Ballot and Deposit It—He Looks for Success Vance C. McCormick, Democratic candidate for Governor, voted at the polls of the First precinet of the Fourth ward at three minutes after noon to day.- From the time Mr. McCormick took his ballot from the election of ficer until he had marked it in the booth and deposited it in the ballot box just half a minute elapsed. Men at the polls believe he voted a straight ticket. Mr. McCormick wound up his cam paign last night in Easton anil this morning started for home, arriving here at, 11.45 u. m. His automobile awaited him at the Reading station and he was whisked away to his office, where he remained a few minutes and then start ed for the polls to cast his vote. n was just noon when he reached H u "S' n ' s tailor shop on Locust street, where the polls are located, and he made a hurried dash for the door. His brother Harry, who was holding a poll book, greeted liim, and in turn the can didate shook hands with the election officers and a number of friends in waiting. He asked for a ballot, and taking it stepped into the booth, was gone but an instant and reappeared and dropped the ballot into the 'oox, with the remark that the box seemed to be filling up. Mr. McCormick was No. 193 011 the list of voters, and he expressed grati fication at the big vote that was being polled. As jaunty as ever, smiling and shaking hands all around, the candi date showed no evidence of the big fight he has been waging since last March, when the primary contest be gan. He remained in the polling room but a short time, and left for home soon after he had voted. When asked how the situation looked ho said "Everything appears all right, ' and stepped into his automo bile and went home. KUNKEL SMILING AT POLLS Candidate for Supreme Court Is Sure His Son, Home From College, Cast His First Vote for ''Dad" Judge George itunkcl, non-partisan candidate for Judge of the State Su preme Court, at 9 o'clock this morning went to the Hope engine house, Second street'near North, the polling place in the Second precinct of the Fourth war 1, and cast, his ballot. The judge con versed witli a few friends at Jhpolling place after voting for his choice of can didates and then went to the polls in the First Precinct of the same ward. There he was joined by Judge McCar rell, who. a few minutes before, had cast his ballot. The two jurists then went to their chambers in the court house. This afternoon Judge Kunkel accom panied has son, George Kunkel, Jr., to the Second precinct, Fourth ward, polling place and assured the election board that the son is qualified to vote 011 age. "I can say the boy was glad to vote for his dad," smilingly remarked the judge to a reporter who questioned him. The son arrived in Harrisburg at noon, coming here from Lancaster where lie is a student at Franklin ami Marshall College, the judge's Alma Mater. Goorge Kunkel, Jr., is the first of Judge Kunkel's three sons to cast a ballot in a State election. Members of the campaign committee advocating the election of Judge Kun kel to the bench of the State's high est tribunal, this morning declared that the local candidate will have a major ity of between 35,000 and 40,000 over Judge Robert Frazer, of Alle ghenv county, his only opponent. HUNTER ACCIDENTALLY SHOT Joseph B. Hurley Gets Charge in Right Foot Joseph B. Hhrley, 621 Camp street, a car repairman at the Lucknow shops of the Pennsylvania railroad, was acci dentally shot in the right foot by a hunting companion at 1 o'clock yester day afternoon while after rablrits six miles back of Newville. Hurley was taken to the Harrisburg hospital for treatment this morning. The wound is not believed to be serious and after it was dressed he was allowed to return to his home. Funeral of Bishop Smith To-day By Associated Press, Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 3. —The funeral of Bishop Charles W. Smith, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, who died suddenly in Washington last week, was held from Christ Methodist Kpisnopal Church here to-day. Distinguished clergymen and a large concourse of friends attended the servicos. (( % HOW TO VOTE FOR KUNKEL To vote a full ticket at least three cross marks will be neces sary. 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: GEORGE KUNKEL |X j I I V? POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT. THE BIGGEST VOTE IN CITY IS INDICATED Almost Half of the Registered Strength Had Been Polled by Noon To-day HINTS AT TRICKS BY THE WORKERS Democratic Headquarters Says Marked Ballots Are Being Used, Contrary to the Law—Detectives Ordered to Investigate Figures obtained by the Star-Inde pendent from a majority of the poNiug places in this city indicated at noon that the heaviest vote ever cast in Har risburg will be polled to-day. Almost half of the registered votes had been polled at that hour, as compared with about 30 pei cent., the usual number polled ii|i to noon 011 an election day. The total enrolled vote of the city is almost 14.000. The special interest manifested here is attributed to the l'act that two can didates for leading State offices are Harrisburg men, Vance C. McCormick, running on the Democratic and Wash ington party ticket for Governor, and Judge George Kitnkel running for Judge of the Supreme Court 011 the non partisan ticket. The trend of the voting in the city up until 1 o'clock this afternoon indi cated generally that more than ninety five per cent, of the registered votes in Harrisburg would go to the polls be fore the closing hour at, 7 o'clock to night. There were a few precincts at 1 o'clock in which less than forty per cent, of the registered vote hail been polled although in many cases it. equalled or exceeded fifty per cent. 111 the First precinct of the FourtJ* ward, the voting place of Vance Cormick, candidate for Governor, al most two-thirds of the electors had bal loted by noon. At the same hour almost half of the ,">O2 voters had gone to the polls in the Second precinct of the Fourth ward, the district in which Judge George Kunkel, candidate for Judge of the State Supreme Court, casts his ballot. While the election boards were hand ing out the ballots the County Coin missioners, sitting in extraordinary ses sion, were qualifying voters who work out. of the city and who came home this morning. The Commissioners original ly decided to registor no voters after Saturday at noon. Yesterday they sought legal advice and pursuant to opinions received began at once to qualify unregistered voters. By the time the office closed last evening seventeen voters had registered in the day anil this morning fifty-four applications for registration were ap proved by the County Commissioners. The registration books were sent out to the election boards yesterday after noon and to-day Squire J. H. Strock, one of the Commissioner's clerks, went to the polling places by automobile and wrote the names of tile latest regis tered voters in the books. » The total registration in the city, until noon to-day, was 13,846. The County Commissioners remained ae their office for the purpose of register ing voters up to 3.30 o'clock this aft ernoon. Some election officers said they cannot recall when Uarrisburgers dis played so much interest in an election as. to-day. The voters were out early at all pre cincts. In the First precinct of the First Ward 3- voters had cast their ballots by 8.30 o'clock and in the First precinct of the Fourth ward fifty elec tors voted during the first hour. Reports received at noon from twen ty-two of the fifty-two city election pre-' cincts were as follows: First ward, Third precinct, 134 votes polled of 33.") registered; Second ward, First pre cinct, SI of 112; Third precinct, 37 of 229; Fifth precinct, 157 of 340; Tiiird ward, First precinct, 63 of 166; Second precinct, 88 of 143; Third pre cinct, 54 of 107; Fourth ward, First precinct, 207 of 343; Second precinct, 232 of 502. Fifth ward, Second precinct, 136 of 258; Sixth ward, Second precinct, Continued on I<'l(th I'asr.