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Detailed Report, l'age 6
g^ A ? L ,'sT H « KU VOL. 76 —NO. 138.
Allies Will Probably
Have to Seek New
Positions in Order to
A NEW FACTOR IN
TVith Kaiser's Troops Evidently Meet
ing With Success in Latest Stages
of the War, Optimism in English
Circles Is Less Apparent
London, Nov. 12, 9,55 A. !M.—The
•wave of optimism which has been
sweeping England for the past week
was checked to-day by news of the
occupation of Dixmude by German
forces and the renewed indication of the
peril from German submarines by the
fate of the torpedo gunboat Niger,
which yesterday nioruing was destroyed
by a torpedo launched from a subma
rine of the enemy. This occurred within
sight of the English Shore in the narrow
part of the channel where several hun
dred ships lay at anchor.
The importance of the fall of Dix
mude is difficult to estimate without
an exact knowledge of how the oppos
ing forces are disposed in this locality,
but the town is on the direct road to
Dunkirk, and if the German forces can I
debouch from it, the allies probaibjy will 1
be compelled to fall back to new po
sitions in their efforts to block the way
to the coast.
Allies Still Hold Ypres
The allies still hold Ypres, where the
lighting evidently is of the most des
perate character. Shells constantly are
falling in the town whieh also is the
object of aeroplane attacks. Armen
tieres, which has been constantly a bone
of •contention, being first occupied by
the invaders and then by tJie defend-
Las now become too hot for occu
pation by either side. The Germans
are on the hills on one side of the town
and the allies are attacking it unceas
ingly from the other side.
The official communication given out
in Paris last night claims that the In
vaders throughout the dav continued
their efforts on the day before without
achieving any fresh results and de
clares that the Germans are malciug
vain attempts to move out from Dix
mude along the left bank of the Yser.
Russian Pursuit Slackens
For the moment the Russian pursuit
along the Silesian frontier has slacken
ed. The Germans are reported in Lon
don to be making efforts further to
strengthen their present line of for
tresses, anticipating a Russian invasion
and the marvelous system of strategic
railroads extending along the line of
fortresses between Graudenz, Thorn,
Posen and Cracow, will enable them to
•bring up reinforcements so rapidly that
the German center is not likely'again
to be exposed to the same weakness
■which led to the retreat before Warsaw.
The rumor still "Continues persistent
ly in London that the German Crown
Prince was in command o-' the German
center which gave way before the Rns- i
sian assault outside of Warsaw, and j
he is being blamed for this reverse. !
Say There Are German Dissensions
A dispatch received here from Peetro
jjrad declares that the dissensions be
tween General Von Hindenburg, com
mander of the German forces in East
Prussia, and General Dank], the Aus
trian commander, are so acute that Alls-!
trian ofii.-ers are refusing longer to co- 1
operate with the German staff.
Vienna officially admits the with-|
drawal of the Austrians from Western i
Galicia and the complete investment bv j
the Russians of the Przemysl fortress.!
'but u.p to yesterday the Austrian gen- i
eral staff was reporting continued sue-1
cess in the Austrian invasion of Servia. i
Russian army headquarters in the j
Caucasus reports only minor actions!
with the Russians still occupying the'
points in Armenia previously captured '
AUSTRIANS ANNIHILATED: 1
2.000 PRISONERS TAKENj
Nisli, Servia, Nov. 12, via London, I
11.57 A. M.—The six battalions of i
Austrian infantry, with quick-firing!
guns, which crossed the Danube nearj
Szderevo under cover of artillery fircj
on November 9, have been annihilated!
by a Servian counter attack, according j
to official information given out in I
"All the men not killed, wounded
or drowned in the Danube, fell into
our hands,' the Servian announcement
continued. "We made 2,000 prisoners
and captured two quick-firing guns." •
FRENCH STEAMER FOUNDERS:
ELEVEN PERSONS LOSE LIVES
London, Nov. 12, 1.05 P. M. AI
dispatch from Havre to Lloyds agency!
says the French steamer Duchesse De
Guiche foundered in the Havre road
stead during a gale and that eleven
persons lost their lives.
§l)e Star- fnkpctiktii
LATE WAR MEWS SUMMARY
Over the long battle lines of Europe
comparative quiet prevailed to-day ex
cept In Belgium, where the conflict
continues, still with deadly fury and
On the Servian border sharp fight
ing is in progress and the Turks are
in action against the Russians, but on
the main positions through France,
along the east Prussian border and in
Galicia there apparently is a lull. On
the success or failure of the German
attempt to force a way to the English
channel at whatever cost may depend
the future of the campaign not only in
Belgium but elsewhere.
To-day's official French statement,
the only authoritative word up to early
afternoon, sketched out a battle line
which adhered closely to that previous
ly reported. In contract with yester
day's frank admission of a German
advance, including the capture of Dix
mude, the French statement officially
was non-committal. Fighting continues
with violence on the western end of
the line, it is said, but there are no
indications whether the Germans have
succeeded in pushing further their ad
vance. It is assumed in all quarters
that the utmost energy of the allies
will be expended in efforts to halt the
German movement west of Dixmude,
as the road lies straight to Dunkirk,
on the channel.
Minor engagements are reported at
other points on the line, but apparent
ly there have been no movements of
Along the Servian border, the inly
other point from which heavy fighting
is reported, the Austrians are making
a determined effort to crush Servia
and complete the campaign before the
opening of winter.
Austria's recent assertions that her
troops had defeated the Servians and
were carrying the fighting well on Ser
vian soil found partial confirmation in
official information from Nisli, where it
is admitted that the Servians abandon
ed some positions along the northern
border for "strategic reasons." A de
cisive victory, however, is claimed by
the Servians in one of the numerous en
gagements now in progress along both
the western and northern boundaries. A
force of ft,(MM) Austrians who crossed
the Danube at a point thirty miles from
Belgrade, the Servian war office says,
was put to route, 1 ,<><>(> being killed,
2,000 captured and many drowned in
The Russian pursuit of the Germans
along the Silesian frontier has slack
ened and the Germans are strengthen
ing their positions along the line of bor
der fortresses in expectation of an at
tempted Russian invasion.
Petrograd makes the statement that
the rotaoat of the Germans was due to
the failure of their Crown Prince, in
command of the renter, to hold his po
sition. Both General Von Hindenburg
in the north and General Dankl in
Continued on Klrventb PHRP.
TURKS REPORT A SWEEPING
VICTORY OVER THE RUSSIANS
Berlin, Tuesday, Nov. 10 (by Wire
less). —A Turkish official report re
ceived here from Constantinople and
given out to-day says the Russians
have been completely defeated on the
Caucasian frontier after a fight which
lasted two day«. The positions of the
Russians are now occupied by the
A Turkish tleet pursued the Russian
ships which took part in the bombard
ing of Koslu, on the Black sea, but the
Russians escaped in the fog.
C 4i /IS
USING R.USSIAN PEJSONEfcS IN iNSTERSERG AS STREET CLEANED
I'rubaiuii Joau" b ° Ve Photo Bh ° Wß KUSS ' aU *° ldierS C ' C,IUIUK Ue * treCUi ° l tU * UerUm " City > lD soldier* ware captured by the Germans during the beav, fighting on the East
HARRISBUIiG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 12, 19.14—12 PAGES.
3 BROIIT HOI
AFTER CAR UPSET
Trio of Enola Railroad
Men Still Suffering
From Injuries Re
ceived Near Columbia |
Jamison's Leg Broken and Arm Torn
From Socket—James McCormick's ,
Ribs Fractured—Percival White j
Bruised and Battered
Oleni Jamison, of Enola, whose left-!
leg was broken above the ankle an J
right arm torn from its socket when
am automobile in which he was riding |
turned completely over in the road |
about half a mile this side of Colum- j
bia, was taken to his home in the cross i
river railroad town last evening. Two !
others, also of Enola, who were less j
severely injured, were taken home on •
the night of the accident. It occurred j
James McCormick, a conductor in 1
the Enola yards, and Percival White,!
of Enola, were with Jamison headed .
toward Columbia in a car belonging to |
McCormick. When half a mile outside j
that city McCormick turned a curve in j
the road and unexpectedly the car ran t
into a "breaker'' which turned the
machine into a gutter.
The right front wheel was twisted
from the car which turned a complete
somersault righting itself alongside the
road after the revolution. All of the
men were hurt under the machine
when it rolled over.
It is believed that McCormick has
several fractured ribs. He was taken
to his home on Monday night and has !
since been corifined to his bed. He!
has severe pains in his side. White, I
who was the least injured of the three, I
is able to be about.
All were taken at first to the Co-!
ltimbia hospital where, after treat-!
ment, McCormick and White were sent I
to their liomrs the same night. Jami
son's condition was such that he could
not be moved from the hospital until
yesterday. The machine, badly dam- 1
aged, also was sent to Enola vester
RIDE CAUSED INJURIES TO 2
Pair That Got "Lift" in Auto Soon
Afterward Hurt in Crash
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dorsey, of May- !
towu, who had started on a walk to !
Lewistown, their former home, yester- 1
day accepted the invitation of an auto- |
ist to ride ns far as Middletown. They t
had scarcely entered the machine be-j
fore it struck an oil wagon and they j
were thrown out.
They were taken to the Harrisburg j
hospital, where, Mrs. Dorsey, who was
more seriously hurt than her husband,
was kept over night. She suffered
body bruises and lace atious of th(v
face and hands.
REPUBLICANS EAT TURKEY
PROVIDED BT DEMOCRAT
Senator Beidelman "Rings in" Some
Extra Guests When Mercer B. Tate
Pays Election Wager With a Feast
at Cold Spring Cottage
When political' interest was pt its
highest pitch in Harrisburg just before
the last, election and small wagers were
being laid on the result in Harrisburg
and Dauphin county, Senator K. E. Bei
delman met Mercer H. Tate, and there
was a discussion as to who would car
ry Harrisburg and Dauphin county
among the candidates for Governor.
Senator Beidelman, full of the faith
that was in him that Ur. Brumbaugh
would will out, proposed a small wager
that McCormiek, for Governor, would
not carry Harrisburg. Mr. Tate at once
accepted the wager, also being full of
the faith that Mt% McCormick would
carry his own city.
Then Senator Beidelman, accumulat
ing more faith as the argument pro
ceeded, ottered a wager McCor
mick would not carry L>auphin county,
•which Mr. Tate promptly accepted.
Emboldened by t.he faith that was al
ready distending his diaphragm, Sena
tor Beidelman further offered a wager
of a dinner for fifteen—turkey and
fixin's—that he would win the two
wagers he had already made with Mr.
Tate. Mr. Tate, being game and stifl
fuller of the faith, took the bet, de
termined to ''put one over" on the
Well, you know how that election
turned out in Harrisburg and IXauphin
county. Why dwell on the things of
the past? Senator Beidleman won all
three of the wagers, and last evening
Mr. Tate cancelled his dinner bet by
Conlfniit'd mi Seventh I'nffc
4 iWENTIONEDJOR SHERIFF
Bailey, Fletcher, Reese and Eby Re-!
ported to Be Ambitious to Suc
ceed Wells In Office
Three Republicans and one Demo-!
erat already have been mentioned as
possible candidates in 1915 for sheriff
of Dauphin county, to succeed Harry i
C. Wells, who cannot, under the law, 1
succeed himself. There is a report that
Wells will seek another political post
but as vet he declines to say what it is.
County Treasurer A. 11. Bailey, Re
publican, who was among the leaders
in the movement to have Paxtang in
corporated into a borough, has been |
mentioned as a candidate ."or sheriff
along with J. Rowp Fletcher, Republi
can, who was Sheriff Weils' predecessor
in office. Isaiah Reese, Republican, fore
man of Roundhouse No. 1, of the Penn
sylvania Railroad, is also telling his
friends that he aspires to that office.
John 11. Eby, a Democrat, minority
member of the Board of County Com
missioners, who according to one story i
may be a candidate for re-election, is
also spoken of as a possible aspirant to
the office of sheriff.
RECEIVE RELIEF MONEY
New Cumberland Schools Give $35.20
to Belgian Fund
The following contributions have
been received by the Star Independent
for the Belgian relief fund: New
Cumberland schools, $35.20; Mirs.
Emma A. Matter, $1: a Welshman, $1:1
The Star-Independent will be glad to I
receive further contributions to this
fund and wil' forward them at once
to the proper authorities.
HINTINC NOW AT
HIGHER TAX RATE
City Commissioners In
dicate Need of Great
er Millage to Finance
TALKS OF MORE
Taylor Plans Tractors for Friendship
Engine and Mt. Vernon Truck—
Royal Wants at Least Five More
Pursuant to a resolution adopted at
their meeting on Tuesday, the City
Commissioners already are mapping out
plans for 1915 expenditures by pre
paring schedules of what they consid
er to be the city's needs and making
tentative arrangements for further im
provement work to be paid for out of
the several City loans.
The Commissioners now say they are
certain it will be impossible to reduce
the tax rate and, while some will not
say that, there will be an increase, they
admit that they are likely to encounter
hardships in taking care of the 1!)15
business with the present rate of reve
nue. This situation, they say, is cre
ated chiefly through the fact that all
revenues derived from the 9% tax rate
levied for the present 9-mouth fiscal
"year" have been appropriated under
the 1914 budget. Also the balances
that will be available for taking care
of the appropriations until August,
next, when the 1915 taxes will start
coming in, are not very great.
When the budget was made up a
year ago, shortly after the commission
form of government went into effect,
the Commissioners realized that the
revenues under the old tax rate—nine
and one-half mills- —would by far cx
('onllnuotl on Fourth rmse.
VILLA TO ATM CARRANZA
Former, at Head of Large Column, Be
gins March on Latter From
By Associated Press,
Washington, Nov. 12. —General Vil
la, at the head of a large column of
troops, has begun marching south from
Aguas Calientes to attack the Carran/.a
forces under General Gonzales at
Queretaro. Official advices to-day say
the Aguas Calientes convention ordered
General Blanco, who had announced
his intention of remaining loyal to the
•convention, started for Mexico City to
take command of his troops, but was
arrested at Silao by General Gonzales.
George C. Caret hers, American con
sular agent, reported that he was ac
companying Villa on his march south.
BICELOW WINS ROAD FICHT
Judge McCarrell Quashes Indictment in
Schuylkill County Action Against
the Highway Commj«'- i .oner
The authorities of seve townships
in Schuylkill county recently brought
suit against State Highway Commis
sioner Bigelow, charging him with
criminal negligence in not caring for
the township roads, as was held to be
his duty under the law. The matter
was several times postponed and
finally the Supreme Court was asked
for a change of venue on the ground
that public opinion was such that Mr.
Bigelow could not get a fair trial in
This request was granted and the
case remanded to the Dauphin county
court for trial. The matter was argued
at length before Judge McCarrell and
a motion was made by Bigelow's at
torneys to quash the indictment.
To-day Judge McCarrell handed
down an opinion quashing the indict
ment and saying that, under the cir
cumstances, us shown by the evidence,
the State Highway Commissioner had
done the best he could in apportioning
State road aid money to t'he townships
and thai his action with respect to the
Scihuylkill county roads was in no way
'SENTENCED TOHEAS STQUGH
Defendant at Police Court Is Told by
1 Mayor He Must Go to the
An unusual sentence was pronounced
f by Mayor Royal in police court this
, r afternoon, when he sent William Sim
-1 nions, of 1 jemoyne, not to jail, but t,o
the Stough tabernacle. The man, who
I said he was a l>omoync merchant, had
been arrested last night at 12.45
| o'clock between the Market street and
Walnut street bridges by Policemen
g Shelhas and Wiesinan, who testify that
B he was dead drunk.
"Stough is trying to convert fellows
t like you," said his honor, the mayor,
addressing the defendant. "I sentence
a you to attend the meetings at the
u Stough tabernacle."
f [ The prisoner had told the mayor
e [ that he was present at the Stough
P meeting last night, accompanied by a
. quart of whiskey, and that when he
missed his car after the services, he
had decided to walk home and started
toward the river, lie promised faith-
II fully to go again to hear the evangc-
I list, and was released.
WARN ECUADOR AM) COLOMBIA
ON NEUTRALITY VIOLATIONS
Washington, Nov. 12.—(France and
Great Britain have warned Ecuador
and Colombia in vigorous terms that
'violations of neutrality by thos e conn
- tries will not. be tolerated.
P. T. Meredith's Mother Dies
II Word was roceivod last evening by
n Phillip T. Meredith, 1605 North Front
. street, of the death of his mother, Mrs.
T. J. Meredith, at her home in Clou
s' cester county, Virginia. Mr. and Mrs.
d I'. T. Meredith with Mrs. John M. Wal
lis, a daughter of Mrs. T. J. Meredith;
Miss Alice Wallis and John M. Wallis,
J Jr., 1717 North Second street, left this
„ morning for Gloucester county to attend
Food Ship Starts for Belgium
s Philadelphia, Nov. 12.—The food
'• ship Thelma, bearing 1,900 tons of
foodstuff's for the starving people in
Belgium, sailed from this port to-day
for Rotterdam, from which poiut her
i. precious cargo will be distributed.
PRICE, ONE CENT.
U. S. SAVED
! Praise of President for
Averting War Gets
Storm of Applause
| GOD'S JUDGMENT
Revivalist Tells Church Members They
Have Narrowed Their Sympathies
| and Compassions to Their Separate
Hie general enthusiasm was not great
;at the Stough tabernacle last night,
since the evangelist's sermon was di
retted stiaight at the church members,
w ho made up the greater part of the an-
I dience. The preacher said they were
! not anxious to "encore their own
i shortcomings." A storm of applause re
| warded the speaker, however, wlieu in
| touching upon the European war, ho
paid a tribute to President Wilson, as
serting that only by the narrowest mar
gin did the United States escape being
involved in the present conflict and that
had there been a man in the presidency
not as well poised as Woodrow Wilson,
the nation would, now be at war. The
| clapping aud stamping of feet was as
prolonged us it_ has yet been at any of
the tabernacle meetings.
The evangelist asserted that the Eu
| ropean war "can be traced to the
(lodlessness of Prance and Gennanv."
I Hei said that, on Sundays, Berlin's"in
habitants "are out swilling beer and
passing up God," that France is on
! inhdel nation, and that Brussels in
, Belgium is another Paris. He would
say nothing against Great Britain. He
asserted that, if this nation does not
j profit by the judgments of God 011 the
| European countries, it will also pass
I through "a baptism of blood."
Passages From Sermon
Striking passages from the evau-e
list's sermon follow:
If the judgment bar of God were to
jset at midnight, half of Harrisburg
1 would be jn Hell to-morrow.
If some of you would stop spenkip"
evil, d run out of ideas.
The only reward a lot of old Bible
| preachers got was to have their heads
I cut off, or something equallv ull ulcus
God hi's in,ule me an evangelist sfl
I can say some things I couldn't say
; as a pastor.
You needn't tc'.l your preachers von
want them to preach all the time li!>e
1 1 do, because yon don't.
I don t seem to use niu-h sense here
: perhaps but I 'vc got more sense tliuu
j 1 use.
All the powers of hell cannot stop
ia revival of religion in this town.
Experimental religion means that
Continued im lllctrntli |*n«».
SIOUCfI 10 CALL FOR Fi IST
Evangelist Will Start Work 011 Church
Members at Thir, Evenius'3 Meat
ing, When He Appeals to Them to
Hit the Saw Dust
'he plan of Evangelist Stough to
have Harrisl.-,, -rr church menibors "get
i'ig'!it with (lotl" before lie begins to
j add to their numbers b;.- getting new
1 converts in lii« evftngplistic campaign
j will l,e carried nut definitely at the tab
i olr aele to-nigl.t, when ho will call all
1 church lncnibc.ii who want to reaffirm
i publicly their church vows to the front
I of tiie building, in other words, he will
• call upon them t-j "hit the saw dust
To-night is liurch night at the tab
ernacle. The general public is not
barred Irom the meeting, but there will
j bo little room except for church mem
bers. The doors will not be opened un
j til all church members are seated and
| it there is then any unoccupied space
J it will be filled by outsiders.
I he church people will march to the
j tabernacle by denominations. The
| churehs of any one sect will inter
j mingle, but denominations will be seat
led separately. Presbyterians will
j n arch to thtabernacle. from Pino
Street Presbyterian church, Methodists ,
j from Grace Methodist church, United j
Brethren from th : First United Breth-'
j ren church, Church of God from the
Fourth Street Church of Go.l, Baptists
• from the Kirst Baptist church, Evan-
I gelicals from Tabernacle Baptist
i church, Lutherans from Christ Luther
an church anil Disciples of Christ from
j their own church.
Many church members who are
spending the afternoon at the taber
nacle will eat lunches in tho tabernacle
or at the churches designated aa places
of meeting, so as to be in plenty of
time for the evening meeting.
The evangelist will preach to-night
on the subject, "Tl,e Lost Christ." He
will make a passionate appeal to his
audience and then call for traildiittere.