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FAIB TO NIOHT
AND TO MORROW
Detailed Krport. I'age •
n^ A r^", K " vol,. 7(S —NO. 136.
EM DEN, GERMAN Y'S SEA TERROR,
IS DESTROYED IN BENGAL BA Y
Officially Announced in London
That the Kaiser's Famous
Cruiser Is Driven Ashore
and Burned With Great Loss
of Life in Crew—-Australian
Warship Sydney Reported to
Have Given Battle to German
Vessel and Destroyed Latter
in Running Fight Which Ter
minates in Island of Coco
BM Associated Press.
London, Nov. 10, 12.51 P. M.—lt was officially an
nounced in London to-day that the German cruiser Emden
has been driven ashore and burned. The losses among the
officers and crew of the Emden are reported to have been
The Emden was destroyed in the Bay of Bengal by the
Australian cruiser Sydney. She was driven ashore on an
island of the Coco group.
The Sydney sighted the Emden yesterday morning.
With superior speed she at once plosed in and gave battle.
The German boat could not escape. There was a running
fight, at the end of which the Emden, burning from the
shells of the Australian boat, was beached. The casualties
cn the Sydney are said to havfe been slight.
Tokio, Nov. 10.—The German cruiser Emden, pursued
by the Australian cruiser Sydney, has been beached on one
of the Coco islands. According to reports reaching Tokio,
the captain and most of the crew of the Emden were saved.
Previous to the engagement with the Sydney the Em
den cut the British cable connecting the Coco islands with
the outside world.
EMDEN, DESTROYED. WAS 1
PARALLEL OF ALABAMA IN
DAYS OF THE CONFEDERACY
London. Nov. 10. —The Emden has
contributed to the history of the war
one of its most remarkable chapters.!
For sheer audacity ami success it has
few parallels—certainly none since the
Alabama, the famous old Confederate
warship, roamed the seas. Twenty-two
ships, mostly British, have been sunk
and one has been captured by the Ger
Since earlv in August the Emden ha?
been at work. Most of the time she
was preying ou British shipping in thej
Indian Ocean, but late last month shej
suddenly appeared at Pen&ng, on Ma-|
lacca straits. It was here that the Em-1
den performed her most daring feat. A!
fourth smokestack was ringed on her'
deck anil a Japanese flag run up. Tbus
tiisguised she steamed bodily into the
harbor, passing unchallenged under the
British guns of the fort, and lired tor-j
pedoes which sank the Russian cruiser
Jcmtchug and a French destroyer. Then
she took to her heels and escaped un- i
scratched through the straits.
Vessels Destroyed by Emden
The vessels destroyed by the Emden 1
ha i a total value of about $4,000,000
exclusive of their cargoes. The Em-;
den's largest guus are only 4.1 inch. Of!
these she had ten. Her speed of 24.3 |
knots was her greatest asset as she was'
able to run down merchant ships with !
ease and then escape from larger but
slower vessels that pursued her. British.
Russian. French and Japanese warships
in the East had been attempting for ;
weeks to put an end to her career.
It has Jt>een more or less a mystery to'
naval meu how the Emden has been I
able to keep at sea month after month j
without running short of coal and sup-i
plies. Ft is assumed, however, that she
lias obtained sufficient food and fuel toj
meet her needs from captured ships. In |
at least one instance this is known to!
have been done. The captain of the!
British steamer Exford captured by the
Emden in the Indiau Ocean reported to
his owners that the commander of the
Emden said that before he sank the i
Exford he intended to take on board!
his cruiser the 7,000 tons of steam I
coal with which the Exford was laden.
Emden Began Business Early
The first report of the activity of the
Emden was received August 6 when she'
was said to have beeu sunk in action
with the Kussiati cruiser Askold off;
Wei-Hai-Wei. This was contradicted a:
few days la'ter, when word was re
ceived that the Emden had sunk the
steamer City of Winchester on August
j and steaming into the Bay of Bengal
Coatinucd u Eleitilk I'ase.
m Star- Jtikpotkni
'THE KONICSBERG BOTTLED
IN EAST AFRICA, IS REPORT
London. Nov, 10, 12.46 P. M.—The
I German cruiser Konigsberg, which dis
abled the British cruiser Peeasus some
weeks ago, has been bottled up at
Mafia island, on the coast of German
East Africa, by the blocking of the
channel to t)he harbor.
The Konigsiberg also has preyed upon
British shipping since the beginning of
the war. but her successes have in no
! way approached those of the Emdeu.
She disabled the British cruiser Pegasus
in Zanzibar harbor on September 20.
! The Pegasus was caught with a dis-
J advanage as she was undergoing re
j pairs. Twenty-five of her crew were
] killed and eighty wounded.
The Konigsberg is a protected cruiser
and was laid down in 1905. She was of
•!,3 4S tons, 354 feet long and had i
speed of 21 1 2 knots. Her main batterw
I consisted of ten 4.1 inch guns.
| -Mafia island on the east coast of
jAfri a. belongs to Zanzibar, but was
i assigned to German influence some years
; OVER TO THE JAPS TO-DAY
London. Nov. 10, 11,50 A. M.—The
German stronghold of Tsing-Tau, ac
■ cording to a dispatch received by the
I "Central News'' from Shanghai, was
unconditionally handed over to Japan
at 10 o'clock this morning.
The German fortress of Tsing-Tau
j surrendered November 7 after a siege
j which lasted sixty-five days. Turning
i over the fortress to-day to the Japan
ese is the culmination of the negotia
tions that were entered upon after the
last assault of the Japanese and
; British troops won the fortified posi
YPRES REPORTED IN FLAMES,
| AFTER <iERMAN BOM BARDME\T
London, Nov. 10, 3.55 A. M.—Dis
patches to London newspapers, dated
! Monday, report that the Germans bom
barded Ypres with heavy artillery
throughout the day and that the town
is now in flames in several places.
Many buildings are in ruins. The
town is practically deserted, so that
there is no serious loss of life.
HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 10, 1914—12 PAGES.
FRENCH CONVOY ON WAY TO THE FIRING LINE
v - ' •< ' yyf? v . T
The 1-ioiK'h soldiers, who. with their Belgian brotners. have borne the brunt of the fighting against the Ger
mans, continue their valiant work in every battle. Herein is shown a convoy on the way to the front.
Great Britain lias had her innings on
the sea. The famous German cruiser
Emden has met her fate. The Koonigs
berg, »noth?r Gorman scourge of the
seas, has been bottled up. Thus Eng
land obtains partial revenge for the
havoc wrought on her sea commerce by
German's elusive marine raiders.
Fighting on land proceeds with sav
age intensity, but without definite issue
on any of the fields of battle. In Bel
gium Germany's reuewed attempt to
break through to the English channel
has brought on a fearful struggle still
to be decided. Along the eastern front
ier of Prussia both Germany and Rus
sia lay claim to successes. In the near
east the Russians are meeting unex
pectedly stiff resistance from the Turks.
The Emdeu was active to the last
and closed her career in action, as the
bold captain who commanded her must
have wished. From Penaug, where she
sank a French and a Russian warship
after disguising herself with a false
smokestack and a Japanese Sag sh3
ventured back into the Indian Ocean
where she had previously met with a
majority of the li-J ships she sent to
the bottom. Her last feat was to cut the
leading to the Cocos Islands, Brit
ish possessions in th e Indian ocean. It
fell to the lot of the Australian cruiser
Sydney to accomplish what the British,
French. Russian and Japanese warships
that have loug pursued the Emden were
unable to do. The Sydney overtook the
Emden near Cocos Island, set her afire
with shells from her heavier guns and
drove her on the shore. London reports
that the losses of officers and crew
were heavy, but Tokio says most ofj
the men probably were rescued.
The Koeuigsberg, which disabled the
British cruiser Pegasus in Zanzibar har
bor several weeks ago, is bottled up at
Mafia Island on the coast of German
East Africa, the channel to the harbor
having been blocked.
On the European battlefields the
fighting is fiercest along the small strip
of Belgian territory in possession of
the allies, from the sea to Armen
tieres, near the French border. Of the
series of desperate assaults made by
the Germans. the present is probably
the most severe since the allies have
declined to cede the offensive entirely
to the enemy, and are meeting attack
To-day's French official statement re
ports that the fighting is especially vio
lent, that the German advance south of
Yprcs, a few miles north of the French
border, has been checked and that fur
ther to the south the French have made
some progress. All account agree, how
ever, that it is slow work. The troops
are fighting in a dense fog, from one
sand dune to another, some times creep
ing slowly through the thick grass to
win a few additional yards.
Paris advices indicate that elsewhere
along the main battle line the situation
is much the same as it has been for
several weeks. Here and there advances
by the allies are reported, and the offi
cial statement announces that the new
German attacks at various points have
The importance attached to the great
battle along the eastern frontier of Ger
many is shown in dispatches from Ber
lin, which say that attention there has
been turned from the western scene of
action, desperate and momentous as it
it. to the east. Germany repeated to
day its claim to an Important victory
over the Russians in the north near the
scene of the disastrous Russian defeat
early In the war. The Russians appar
ently attempted to break over the east
Prussian border at the same time they
Continued on Fourth Pact.
CLEWS ASKS 1
! T9 BUNS
Treasurer of the Dollar
Makes an Appeal to
NEED FOR HELP
The Star-Independent Will Receive and
forward Any Contributions Made
to Assist in Relief of Suffering in
the War-Strickcn Nation
A lresh appeal for funds to aid the
Belgian sufferers was received this
morning i>y the Star Independent from
Henry Clews, banker, who is treasurer
of the Dollar Christmas Fund, 15 Broad
street, New City. The star-Inde
pendent will receive and forward auy
contributions to this fund made through
this iitli o. The appeal is as follows:
The co-operation of our fellow coun
trymen is asked to alleviate the suffer
ings of countless thousands of Belgians
daring the cowing winter. It is a tre
mendous task. The Dollar Christmas
Fund of which I am treasurer and
which is backed by many well-known
public men is working with other organ
izations to avert starvation which
threatens many. It is only by wide
spread and generous support and by
personal a peals through the press that
we can hope to achieve success. To-day
hundreds of thousands of Belgians are
homeless and penniless refugees. Tliou
iontlaufd on Kletrnth l'ni;r.
President Wilson Says No Change is
Contemplated at Next Session
Washington, Nov. 10.—The two
battleship program will be continued
during the coming session of Congress.
President Wilson said to-day that no
change was contemplated in "the plans
outlined last year and added there
would be no increase in the naval esti
Discussing generally government
estimates for next year, the President
said for most of the de
partments would be less but the State
Department, because of unusual activ
ities, would have to have more money.
The Presideut sees no prospect for im
migration legislation at the next ses
sion of Congress.
PENROSE EXPENSE ACCOUNT
Victorious Senator Spent Less Than
JMO.OfM) in Both Campaigns
By Associated Press,
Washington. Nov. 10.—Senator Pen
rose, re-elected in Pennsylvania, spent
$9,073.5? in his (.rimary, contests ami
the general election according to his
sworn statement sent to-day to the Sec
retary of the Senate. 'He reported be
received no contributions
RISE BF BEEFJS IMMINENT
President of Packing Company Says
Prices Will Jump Due to the
Quarantining Of Cattle
According to adVk-es received t.his
morning bv C. A. Hibler, president of
tlic Brclsford Packing and Storage
Company, of this city, the outlook is
very bad locally for meat dealers, or
more particularly for consumers, be
cause of the barring of cattle ship
ments so as to prevent the spread of
the mouth and foot disease.
"The price of beef will have to go
up within two or three .days," said
Mr. Hibler, this afternoon. "We have
no power to prevent it. Thus far there
have been 110 material changes 111
price, but a rise is now imminent.
"There are only one or two live
stock markets open at present, but we
cannot easily get shipments from
them, because the oattlo einnot be
brought through quarantined States.
Our stock here will soon be exhausted.
Wholesale prices will jump, and then
retail prices will have to go up. I am
looking for the increase to come with
in several days. I can see no way to
POISONED GIHL UNDER KNIFE
Rare Operation in Which Bichloride of
Mercury Was Used in Error
A radical operation in an effort to
save the life of Miss May Derrick, IS
years old, of 529% Maclay street, who
is suffering from bichloride of mercury
poisoning, was performed in the Har
risburg Hospital yesterday afternoon
at o o'clock. The operation is known
as decapsulation of the kidneys, which
organs are affected by this poisoning.
It was the first operation of the kind
ever performed in this city.
Miss Derrick was aJmittcd to the
hospital November 1 and her condition
was such that the operation was de
cided on. Miss Derrick used the poi
son in ignorance of its harmful effects.
Her condition to day is encouraging to i
WRECK CIVIL WAR CANNON
IN ELECTION CELEBRATION
Gettysburg Young Men With Heavy Charge
of Gunpowder Shatter Historic Relic
on Pedestal in the National Park
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Gettysburg, Nov. 10.—A report
made public to-day based on an in
vestigation by the National Park Com
mission, blames a band of young men,
whose desire to play pranks anil have
a jolly good time were excited by the
results of the election last Tuesday,
for tiring one of the three-inch guns,
relics of the Battle of Gettysburg, in
the National Park here late Wednes
dav night and badly shattering it.
The instrument of war, which had
long since been abandoned save for
its historic interest, which for moro
than fifty years had stood undisturbed
as one of the prized niomcutocs of the
Clin TAX RATE
TO BE NO LOWER
Intimate the Contem
! plated Decrease Is
Not in Sight
TALK OF MAKING
MORE POLICE JOBS
Heads of Departments Are Called Upon
to Submit Data as the Basis for the
Next Annual Budget—Working on
Shade Tree Commission Plans
A resolution adopted by the City
Commissioners this afternoon, palling
upon the heads of the several depart
ments to prepare, within the next week
or two, data Showing what money will
be needed for the operation of their re
spective departments during the coming
fiscal year, marks the preliminary work
I incident to framing the auuual budget,
j The appropriation bill and tax levy
ordinances, in skeleton form, will soon
, be introduced, if present tentative plans
( ! are carried out. There is every indictv
i tion that the tax rate for 1915 will be
the same as in the present fiscal year,
j The City Commissioners say a number
lof new and bulky appropriations will
be carried to facilitate necessary
The new budget ordinance will be
come operative On January .1, that bo
! ing one of the provisions of the Clerk
, , commission form of government net,
' 1 which changed the start of the fiscal
, i year from April to January. The city's
present fiscal "year" began in April.
' | It consists of but nine calendar months
and the tax rate is the same as Jhnt
•which prevailed in 1913, a twelve
• i month "yeitr."
| City Commissioners this morning
Continued on Fourth I'age.
| FIRE DESTROYS BIG BARN
Blaze This Morning on Frank Arm
strong's Farm in Swatara Town
ship Causes a Loss of $9,000
i A large frame bank barn on t)he farm
owned by Frank Armstrong, in Swa
j tara townshi;-, was burned to the ground
[ this morning with all its contents ex
-1 j cept the live stock which was saved
: by the tenant and his hired man.
The building was rilled with hay,
straw, grain and fanning implements,
I all of which were destroyed. A large
' | corn crib, which had just been filled,
| situated a short distance from the barn,
I was saved by a bucket brigade.
The bla'.e is believed to have been
: | started by tramps. The first sign of tire
j noticed bv the tenant was when he was
.'milking the cows aibout 6 oVloek.
i These flames were in the haymow. One
i of the large doors leading to the first
j floor of the barn was standing open, al
! though it had been tightly closed last
j evening beforo the farmer retired.
| Through this door tramps arc believed
to have fled from the barn after the
The value of the barn destroyed is
I estimated at SI,OOO and the contents
ait a'bout $.1,000 in addition. It was
j reported this morning that the barn was
| insured for aibout one-half its value,
i j but that no insurance was carried on
decisive battle of the great Civil war,
was knocked from its foundation by
a charge of powder and was otherwise
Residents here recall having heard
a thunderous report late last Wednes
day (light, although the cause was not
generally known until to-day whon
members of the National Park Com
mission made their report. A farmer
who -was husking corn in a barn near
the park, reported to the commission,
having hoard the noise and seen the
flash. His story was the basis of the
inquiry which the commissioners say
led to the belief that young men cele
brating the result of election were re
sponsible for the act of vandalism.
PRICE, ONE CENT.
Police Think Alleged
Forgers Seized Here
Worked in New York
and Atlantic City
SENT BACK HOME
She First Gives Sleuths Information
Which Leads to Belief That Men in
Fur-Clad Auto Party Were Living in
Luxury Through Cashing Bad Paper
After alleged successful operation*
in New York and Atlantic < ity. IVed
rick i,eßrim and H. R. Mercer, the pair
under arrest in this city ou charges of
forgery, came to Ilarrisburg thinking
it was a "jay" town, only to "fall
hard, as the police express it. Silica
their arrest Leßrun's description has
appeared on the confidential police bul
letin in Now York City as that of a
man having worked a bad check there,
and the Atlantic ( ity authorities nrti
eager for photographs of the pair, sus
pecting they are connected with opera
tions in the seashore resort.
The police here felt sure they had
arrested a clever pair of '"bad check''
men, but not until to day were they in
poasesHiun of the tacts that led tlieni
to believe the men were leading a
luxurious existence in big eastern cities
on money obtained 011 worthless checks.
A maid who was traveling with the
1 party, attending Airs. IjetHrun, v ester
day applied at t in> Associated Charities
in this city for transportation to New
York ' ity, she gave her name as Cath
erine Hiking and when the Associated
< harities asked the Police Department
about the girl Police t'aptnin Thompson
wont tu tue charities ollice where ho in
*lie said, according to Thompson,
that she was hired b\ Mercer to attend
his wife and Mrs. Ix-tlirun and that thev
; Tonuses they would take her to Cali
fornia. They left New York, the maid
Contlnuril on I'ourlh Pn(p
FARMER'S DEATH (1 MYSTERY
Wendall Rehtr Found in Lewisborry
With Head Crushed, Probably by
the Wheels of His Wagon
(Spc ial to the Star-Independent.)
Carlisle, No\. 10. —The body of Wen
dall Rohm, a prominent farmer, was
found in a pool of blood with bis head
crushed almost beyond recognition at
the side of a road near his home in
Lewigberry, York county, at u o'clock
last evening. The gruesome discovery
was made by a small boy, who ran
down the road shouting for help.
Mr. Welini had been driving a double
mule team from Goldsboro to l<e\visber
ty. It is thought unlikely that there
was a runaway, since the team was
found a short distance from the scene
of the accident when the body was dis
covered and the mules were at a stand
The crushed head, however, seems to
show that the heavy wagon passed over
it. Nobody was in the vicinity at the
time of the fatal accident.
The farmer was 43 years of age, and
was widely known in the community.
He leaves a widow and live children.
STRAY SHOT MAY BE FATAL
Gunner Wounded When His Brother's
Gun Accidentally Went Off
Suffering from loss of blood through
a wound in the left hip received this
morning in a gunning accident, August
Cretainauu is at the Harriaburg hos
pital in a very serious condition, not
expected to live.
August had been out neur Hummels
town for game with his brother, Gus
tave. It was about 10 o'clock this
morning when (iustave hit a rabbit and
in stooping to pick it up his gun fell
and discharged, he says, .the load going
into his brother's hip.
The wounded nran was taken to the
ofiicc of Dr W. C. Raker, Hummels
town, but becaus' of the great loss of
blood it was determined to bring the
victim to the Harriaburg hospital. As
soon as he arrived here this afternoon
a saline solution was injected into his '
veins as a substitute for blood. Hi*
recovery is not looked for.