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g^ A ? 1 ,%1* D VOL. 77—NO. 96
Urumiah Horrors De
scribed in Cable Mes
sage by Soil-In-Law
of S. W. Fleming
WAY FORCED INTO
Relatives Here Still Believe That the
Labarees Are Safe in Tabriz and
That the Information the Missionary
Sent Reached Him at That Place
Now York. March 26. —All the men
at .Julpashan. a large village near
Vrumiah. Persia, have been shot by
Kur is. t ie women violated, an Amer
i an missionary beaten and sixty-five
refugees taken from the French and
American missions have been hanged
011 -;>ets erected in the mission yards,
according to a cablegram received here
to-day by t;ie Presbyterian Board of
The missionary referred to as hav
ing 'Cen beaten, is K. T. Allen, who
was born in London. Ontario, and be
came a naturalized American. Mr. Al
len has been in the service of the
board since IS9I. He was sent for the
second time to Persia in 1911.
S x thousand dollars for relief at
Urumiah was cabled to day to the
America consul at Tabriz by the Per
sian war relief committee.
The first information since January
concerning the Rev. Robert *M. Labaree,
one of the American missionaries to
3'ersia, known in Harrisburg through
having married Miss Mary Fleming,
<iaugtoier of Assistant Postmaster and
•Mrs. Samuel F. Fleming, of tins city,
■was conveyed in a dispatch received
here to-day through the Associated
Press. Mr. labaree. with his family,
had been stationed at Urumiah, Persia,
the center of the present Turkish mas
fa res. but recently went to Tabriz,
some distance away. Although the dis
-1 at>-.-i refers to him as being in Urumiah,
Mr. Fleming ontinues to-lay to adhere
to the relief hit the Labarees still are
sate in Tabriz.
The cable message received to-dav
s from Tiflis. Hussia. and dated
" Phursdav, March 25. 3 P. M.. via
Petrograd. March 26. 10 a. in.," and
"Turkish --oops have committed
/. rther acts of violence at the Anieri
« an mission in I'rumiaii. Persia, accord
ing to a message received by the local
American consul at Tabriz.
"Mr. Paddock transmits a message
f-on. Missionary Robert M. Labaree. at
1 rumiah. to the effect that the Turkish
<onsul at Urumiah forced his way into
the mission compound with a number
of Turkish regular troops and removed
some Assyrian Christian refugees vho
ivere then massacred.
•'The Turks also beat and insulted
the Ameri -an missionaries.''
Mr. Fleming Not Alarmed
Mr. Fleming, when shown the dis-
J«tch. was inclined to doubt that Mr.
Labaree is ; n Urumiah. He thinks that
■while in Tabriz Mr. Labaree received j
information regarding the Turkish \
atrocities from the Rev. Dr. F. S.
loan, the hea l of the Urumiah mis
sion; Dr. H. P. Packard, the medical
doctor at the mission; the Rev. Mr.
Allen and the Rev. Dr. McDowell, also
stationed at the mission, and trans
mitted it to the American consul in
Tabriz who in turn seat it to the local
viceroy at Tiflis.
Mr. Fleming said that of course it
is possible that Mr. Labaree has re
cently gone ba.-k to Urumiah, where
the disturbances are occuring, but he
thinks it hardly iikelv as the four
above mentioned Americans cquld di- •
revt the atTuirs of the mission.'
Tabriz is a hundred miles east of '
1 rumiah, and Mr. Fleming believes !
the information was sent to Mr. Ija
baree in Tabriz, who at once gave it I
to (. onsul Pad lock for transmission to
Tiflis. Tabriz is protected by a strong
force of Russian soldiers.
Mr. Labaree has been a missionarv
in the Persian field for the last thir- !
teen years daring most of whi*h time
Mrs. Labaree has been with him. He I
spent the first ten years in Urumiah, ■
returning home for "his vacation, and :
then went back to Tabriz, where he
and bis family—his wife and three
children, Robert, Benjamin and Eliza
beth—have been for two v-ears.
His Brother Killed By Kurds
Mr. Labaree was formerly pastor
of the Presbyterian church in Dovles
town. Pa., but left there to become a
missionary. His father was a mission- ;
arv at Urumiah, Persia, but died in
mid-ocean while on his return home.
Ten years ago a brother of Mr. La-
Coatlaned am FHtmtk Pace.
Judge McCarrell HI
Juvenile court was postponed until
(Monday on account of the slight illness
to-day of Additional Law .Judge Mc-
Carrell. He is suffering from a slight
cold and remained indoors to-dav on
ad vice of his physician.
fflie Star- Snkpetikwi
THE REV ROBERT M. LABAREE
Son-in-law of Samuel W. Fleming, of
Harrisburg. Is Reported by Cable
To-day to Be in Zone of Turkish
RETURNS TO WIFE RATHER
THAN GO TO PRISON CELL
Youth. Whom Court Directed to Make
Choice. Announces He Is Ready to
Resume Housekeeping and That the
Furniture Is Bought
Wilson Potteiger, a farm-bred youth
now under suspended senteuce on a
criminal charge, to whom in January
Judge Kunkei gave the choice of going
, to jail or returning to his young wife,
i whom he deserted a fortilight after the
wedding day. told the Judge in court
to-day that he has made preparations
to go to housekeeping again with his
wife on next Monday.
Ia view of Potteiger's decision and
since the youthful defendant has paid
his wife alt the back money due her
under a court maintenauce order, th»
Judge again suspended sentence, this
time directing Potteiger to report at
the June quarter sessions.
A house lias been rented, a part of
the furniture bought, the couple have
settled all differences and, Potteiger
said, he and his wife will buy the rest
jof their furniture to-morrow.' Monday
will be his moving day.
I Jacob Judy, a R<tValton man, under
' suspended sentence on a charge of as
saulting Philip Muto, of Loudonderrv
township, barely escaped going to jail
this morning because be has not paid
the costs of the cant —$62. Muto has
paid the $iS costs of a cross suit. In
addition, he has paid an SSO verdict
which Judy obtained against him in a
Judy complained to the court that
i he is unable to pay the costs and Judge
j Kunkei remarked:
"Well. I guess there is nothing for
! us ,to do but to impose sentence.''
Later, however, the court consented
to give Judy until June to pay up.
Several dozen defendants in'criminal
cases, who got off with suspended sen
tenses. report-' 1 to »he court this morn
i ing. Some were finally discharged,
while in other cases the parole order
! was continued.
IS BLINDED BY STEEL CHIP
Operation Necessary to Remove Object
Which Pierced Eyeball of
Sidney Snyder, 426 Harris street, a
laborer in the machine shops of the
Pennsylvania railroad at Enola, was
! blinded in the left eye yesterday aft
-1 ernoon when a chi_ off steel he was
working on pierced his eyeball and
f lodged in the bone surrounding the eve
The chip measured one and one-quar
; ter inches long and five-eighths of an
inch in width. It was the largest piece
of steel ever removed from an eye at the
Harrisburg hospital. Efforts to remove
it with a magnet were not successful
, and an X-rav examination was taken.
This examination showed the great size
of the chip and an operation was deem
Specialist's removed it earlv last even- '
1 ing. The eyeball was lacerated so bad- !
Iv that sight was destroyed and the!
eye was removed. While Snyder suffer- i
j ed somewhat from shock his condition
j was much improved this morning.
GOVERNOR N AMES A DEMOCRAT
Picks Allen S. Morgan For Philadel
phia Registration Commission
tiovernor Brumbaugh to-div au- |
nouueed the appointment of Allen S. |
• Morgan to be a member of the Phila- j
| delphia Board of Registration Com- j
! missioners, to succeed William H. j
i Shoemaker, elevated to the bench. i
Mr. Morgan is a Democrat, and suc
j coeds a Democrat, but has not been
j identified with either of the Demo
! cratic factions. The Democratic City
< ommittee selected three names from
which they asked the Governor to
make a selection, and the Reorganiz
es submitted two names. The Govern- I
nor, however, decided he would not
recognize either faction but took a man
; who ha* not been active in any of the
party disputes. The law requires that
this place must be filled bv a Demo
Morgans Beach London Safely
London, Miirch 2s, 3.16 P. M.— J. I
P. Morgan and Mrs. Morgan and the
other passengers of the American line i
steamship Philadelphia, which sailed !
from New York. March 18, for Liver
pool, reached London to-day.
HARRISBURG, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 26, 1915—16 PAGES
Want to Know About
ALL OF THEM
, IN ONE WARD
Fewer Than 1(H) of 1,400 of These
Charges That Have Been Examined
Are Opposite the Names of Actually
The County Commissioners an
nounced to-day that they have started
an inquiry to learn whether the poll
tax assessment list in one of the wards
of the city has been padded. They de
cline to sav which ward thev refer to.
The decision to make an investiga
tion was reached after the tax col
lector for that ward submitted a re
quest for exoneration from the collec
tion of 1.750 individual poll tax
| charges which appear on the assessor's
; list. The County Commissioners have
examined 1.400 of these names and say
that fewer than 100 of them have
been found to be the names of regist
Assessors are paid at the rate of
$2.50 a day and the placing on the
! books of the names of forty persons,
under the plan that has been estab
j lished by precedent, has been regarded
|as constituting a day's work for the
assessor. For the 1,750 names of sup
i posed electors, whose tax, the collector
| reports, is uncollectable and for which
he asks to be exonerated, the ward as
sessor was paid according to
the Commissioners. The Commissioners
>aid the suggestion that some 1.300 or
1,400 electors in one ward did not get
registered and vote appears, on its
face, to be ridiculous.
The names of a few more than fifty
registered electors are contained in the
list of 1.400 names examined by the
! Commissioners and the County Control
! ler, and the tax collector will' be asked
to make a further effort to get the tas
j from those individuals. In the remain
ing 1,300 or more cases the electors'
I names do not appear in the registra
| tion books of that particular ward.
| WINTER RETIKNS FOK FLING
Weather Bureau Forecasts 35 Degrees
Just after the blue birds, robins and
blackbirds got firmly established win
ter comes back for another fliug, its
coming being forecasted by Observer
Demain in no uncertain terms. He fixes
to-night's minimum temperature at
: about 25 degrees. Satur .ay will be
'fair and continued cold.
The minimum of last night was forty
| degrees. The big drop in temperature
J is brought about bv the eastvyird niove
; meat of a high pressure area which
! was central this morning in South Ih»-
! kota and influenced the weather in the
, plain states, the central valleys and
western lake region. A temperature of
, two degrees bt ljw zero was registered
j in Sheridan. \\ yoming, this morning.
TELLS WILSON HE'S KIDDIX'
Tumulty's Daughter Doesn't Believe
President Is Telephoning
Washington. March 26.—Miss Miry
Tumulty, eldest daughter of the Presi
dent 's secretary, was 13 years old Wed
! nesday. Wednesday night the Tumulty .
i teiiv hone rang and Miss Mary was
; Waen she said "Hello," a voice
on the other end of the wire replied:
| "This is President Wilson. I want
to congratulate you on your birthday." |
" You quit kiddin','' said Miss Mary. I
"You can't fool me."
"Why, this is the President," the,
voice replied. "I trust you do no<t ob-'
ject to me calling you on the phone. I
merely wanted to congratulate vou."i
Mr. Tumulty appeared and immedi- i
ately assured his daughter she was
i talking with the President of the Unit- !
| ed States, and then Miss Mary dropped
! the receiver, trembling.
WHEAT FLOUR EXPORTS HEAVY
| Increase of Five Million Dollars Last
Month Over February, l»i4
Hy Associated Press.
Washington, March 26. —War's con-!
; tinned demand on American granaries '
»a«j shown to-day in a commerce depart
! ment rej>ort of a single sale of flour to :
continental Euroi«> which required 12,-!
000 bushel* of wheat for its production
and two steamers to transport it from
New York. Its value was 1750,000 and
i it wfrs milled by a middle western com- 1
pany. The buyers paid for the shipment
at seaboard and assumed all transport
Wheat flour exports increased from
53,603,282 in February, 1914, to SB,-
1 962,160 last month.
DENIES BIGELOW RESIGNED
Governor Says Highway Commissioner
Is 111 at Home in Pittsburgh
Governor Brumbaugh was asked this
morning concerning the story that the
resignation of State Highway Commis
sioner Bigelow had been placed in his
twnds. He said there is no foundation
whatever for the rumor.
"Commissioner Bigelow is ill at his
home in Pittsburgh," said ths Gover
nor, "and I have heard nothing what
ever from him.''
CONDUCTOR KILLED DY
A TRAIN IN STEELTON
William L. New comet, of This City,
Long An Employe of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad, Is Run Down By
Fast Passenger Engine
William L. Newcomer, a freight
conductor on the Philadelphia divisiou
of the Pennsylvania railroad met in
stant death near DF tower, at Frantz's
bridge, in Steelton, this morning when
he was struck by passenger train No.
1033, going west. His body, which
was dragged aibout 300 feet and badily
mangled, was removed to on under
taker 's establishment in Harrisburg
ater Coroner Eckinger investigated
Newcomer was making up his train
in the Steelton yards prior to taking it
to Harrisburg. He started up the west
bound passenger track, supposedly to
signal the engineer to cut one more
car off the tnain, when the fast lino
train came along and hit before he
had time to get out of harm 's way.
At the place where the conductor
was killed the tracks are in straight
lines and none of the local rail Toad
employes can understand why New
comer should have used the passenger
tracks to walk on when he could haiy
signalled the engineer from the north
side of the tracks just as well and
would not have been exposed to dan
Newcomer was an old employe of
the Pennsv and had been conductor
for many veirs. He was 57 years old
and with "his family resided at 1718
North Fifth street, Harrisburg. He is
survived by his widow, Ida; one son,
William E.; the following sisters,
Mrs. Stephen Dilhally, Newark, N. J.;
Mrs. John Love, Woodbridge, N. J.;
Mrs. Susan Hightshue, Columbia, and
the following brothers, George, Colum
bia, and John, Brooklyn, N. Y.
IS INDANCEROF EXECUTION
Former American Midshipman Charged
With Having Large Sums of
Spurious Villa Money
By Associated Pre ft.
El Paap. Tex., March 26.—Arrivals
; from Torreou to-day reported &at
Minor Merriweather, an American and
j former midshipman at tihe Annapolis
Naval Academy, who is heid in the
Saitillo, Coaliuila, penitentiary, on
I charges of having iu his possession large
sums of spurious Villa money, is in dan
ger of being executed by the Mexican
| Certain Maxtor « oftl ials were to-da*
quoted as having declared that if Mer
' riweather is found guilty of the charges
j before the Mexican courts, the death
■ penalty will be imposed.
TV American State Department has
again wired Special Agent George C.
|' Brothers. who is in Monterey, to do
I what he can to assist rhe American.
Gets Order foi l.lbo Tons of Steel
The receipt of an order for 1,400
tons of structural steel for the Reniiug
»ton Arms Company, of Bridgeport,
Cotn., was announced at the Steelton
office of the Pennsylvania Steel Com
pany last evening. This material will
be used bv the Connecticut firm in the
extension of its large plant to keep pace
with its increased business caused bv
the European war.
ACREES TO MAKE SALE IN
Major Ensminger Puts Value of His
Property at a Figure Which Makes
Dinger Think It Is a "Good Buy"
and the Transaction Is Arranged
Testifying before the board of
three viewers, whom the court desig
nated to fix the damages and benefits
incident to opening North Front
street and the wiping out of "Hard
scrabble"' homes. Major John T. En
sminger this morning declared that
his land on the east side of the street,
immediately opposite " Hardscrabble"
will not be enhanced i>n value by the
proposed improvement. It now is worth
SIOO a foot front, he said, and it
will not sell for more than that, he
added, when the properties on the
west side of the street are razed.
"Will you sell for that!" inter
jected Fred W. Dinger, a "Hard
.jcribble'' property owner, who will
be affected by the improvement and
w-ho proposes to testify before the |
"No. But I'll sell for $l5O a foot i
front," quickly returned the major. |
"I'll take you up," said Dinger. 1
As the hearing progressed. Dinger j
had his counsel, B. Frank Nead, pre- ;
pare an agreement and when the ma- :
jor left the witness stand Dinger !
sought the major's signature. i
Come down to my office," said the 1
Major, "and I'll sell."
Dinger said he will close the deal
this evening if the Major still is willing
to sell. This incident enlivened the
viewers' hearing, which was attended
by a large delegation of " Hardscrab
ble" property fcw.iers. Witnesses this
morning included Harry Kell, Michael
Smith, Elmer Flowers and Major Ens
minger. They placed the valJfe of the
" Hardscrabble" property—that on the
west side of the street—at anywhere
from SIOO to $225 a foot front.
Besides those who testified, "Hard
scrabble" was represented by the fol
lowing: "Mayor' Harry J. Berrier,
John Yingst. Charles Fisher, Fred W.
Dinger, Harry Sourbier, Wesley tJtoey,
Mrs. Mary Kell, George W. Spangler,
Annie E. Sourbier, William Jennings
and Harris Cchen.
The viewers will meet again within
the next week. They will not make a
decision for several months.
His Efforts to Arrange
An Agreement Be
-tween Italy and Aus
tria Have Failed
German Ambassador Says They Were
of Such a Nature That He Did
Not Consider It Worth While to
Submit Them In Rome
Rome, via Paris, March 26, 5 A. M.
Efforts of Prince Von Buelow, the
German Ambassador, to bring about
an agreement between the Italiau and
Austrian governments regarding the
cession of territory, have definitely
failed, according to the "Agenzia Na
tionale," which says it is informed
that when the last courier from Vien
na brought to the Ambassador Aus
tria's final terms they were of such 9
nature that he did not consider it
worth while to submit them to the for
eign office here. It is reported that
Prince Von Buelow has resigned the
role of mediator.
Rome, March 2<5, 5.05 P. M., via
Paiis, March 26, 5.1-6 A. M.—Com
menting upon replies received from
distinguished Englishmen regarding
their views upon Anglo-Italian friend
ship, the "Giornule D'ltalia'' declares
the cordial relations between Great
Britain and Italy, while based in part
upon sentiment are founded chiefly
upon political considerations. The
paper says that since Italy is essential
ly a seafaring tuition, she cannot
ignore the special maritime position of
England ami its adds:
"England, in her turn, having so
many interests in the Mediterranean,
has felt and we hope continues to feel
the convenience of not having as • a
hostile power a nation so distinctly
Mediterranean as Italy."
The "Uiornale D'ltalia'' recalls
that for many years Italy 's traditional
friendship with England, existed .joint
ly with the former's alliance with
Germany and Austria. Then the dif
ficulties arose to prevent remaining in
the triple alliance and still preserving
cordial relations with Great Britain.
This, the paper asserts, was one of the
chief reasons why Italy maintained
her neutrality in the war.
Von der Goltz Quits Constantinople
London, March 26, 12.12 P. M.—
The Exchange Telegra'h Company has
received a dispatch from Athens saying
that Field Marshal Van der Goltz, "who
has been in Constantinople for some
months past representing German mili
tary interests, has left the Turkish cap
ital for Sofia, Bulgaria. At the same
time, General Liman Von Sanders, the
commander of the Turkish forces in
Europe, • has left Constantinople for
Field Marshal Von der Goltz was the
first military governor of Belgium. He
was sent to Constantinople from Bel
gium t>he latter part of 1914 to advise
in the matter of the conduct of the
Turkish campaign General Von San
ders has been identified with the Turk
ish army for several vears.
The departure of these two officers
from Constantinople, one for Sofia, the
capital of Bulgaria, and the other for
Adrianople, the second most important
city in European Turkey and not far
from the Bulgarian frontier, indicates
some sudden development in the Balkan
situation which is causing Turkey con
A dispatch under date of March 24,
from Athens, said the Turks were for
tifying Luleurgas, forty-five miles south
east of Adrianoplf. and other places in
the fear of a possible attack by Bul
pria. A Turkish army at Lule Burgas
is being trained by German officers.
WATER €O. MEN' SUED OX NOTE
Raup Seeks to Recover 95,000 From
Richwine, Disbrow. Deeter and 801 l
A. Grant Richwine, Charles A. Dis
brow, J. N. Deeter and Charles S. 801 l
are mentioned to-day as defendants in
a civil action begun by Kimber C.
Raup to recover $5,000, the amount of
a note. Interest is demanded at the
rate of ,5 per cent., to date from Octo
ber 1, 1914.
The defendants are mentioned as of
ficers of tne Jersey Shore Water Com
pany, which is a party defendant. The
Sheriff has served notice of the suit
on all of the defendants.
AFTER BACK SCHOOL TAXES
Treasurer Oopeiin Will Adopt Radical
Methods of Collecting
The list of those IHarrinburg property
owners "'ho have not yet paid their
1914 school tax is being compiled by
City Treasurer Oopelin's corps of clerks
an<l all claims not settled by April 1
will be "sued out" and tlie properties
sold- The Treasurer announced that
there are severaj hundred of such teases.
About a thousand electors have failed
to pay their personal school tax and
these accounts are to be placed in the
hamie of au alderman on April 1, the
2 KILLED, 2 INJURED IN
AUTO WRECK AT CARLISLE
A. L Thompson and O. D. Bixler Die
Instantly After Former Loses Con
trol of Car Which Crashes Against
a Telegraph Pole
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Carlisle, I'a., March 26.—Two men
were instantly killed, another seriously
injured and a fourth badly bruised last
evening when an automobile in which
they were ruling struck a telegraiph pole
and upset in tihe Bonnyorook road near
Rudy's woods, a'bout one mile from this
city. Tho four men were returning to
their homes here from Mt. Holly
Springs where they had been ou a busi
The dead axe A. L. Thompson, a coal
merchant, who is survived by one son
and one daughter; and C. D. Bixler, an
auctioneer, survived by a widow and
R. L. Karly, a retired hotel man, suf
fered a fractured skull and other in
juries, but may recover. Kramer Adams
suffered painful bruises.
Adams, who was the least hurt in
! the crash, said that Thompson, the
driver and owner of the machine,
I placed his foot on the accelerator in
mistake for the brakes which gave the
auto a sudden jump forward. This
j happened when the machine was going
j down a steep hill close to the trolley
J tracks ami in a deep cut. When tho
| machine plunged forward it ran along
a ditch for about ten feet, inclined at
j tin angle of 45 degrees. Then crashed
'agaiust the pole. The pole was broken
jin two and the car upset. The car was
j going about 40 miles an hour when the
Part of the steering wheel pierced
the heart of Thompson, who died in
stantly. Bixler, who was on the front
seat with Thompson, was thrown out,
| lws head striking the telegraph pole
and his neck was broken.
Adams and Early were hurled thirty
j feet from the car, Adams falling in a
sitting position on the knees of Early.
I The latter suffered several injuries the
1 most serious being a fractured skull.
; He was operated on last evening. Phy
| sicians say he will probably recover.
It is believed by Adams that Thouip
sou was strieken with paralysis just
j before he lost control of the auto, as
Thompson was similarly stricken not
| long ago.
SUBMARINE SINKS BRITISH
STEAMER BEIMA TO-DAY
London. March 26, 3.13 P. iM.—The
| steamer Delmira has been sunk by a
i German submarine off Boulogne, in the
j English channel. The momuers of the
| crew were given ten minutes in which to
leave the vessel. Subsequently they
landed on tihe Isle of Wight.
The Delmira was a British steamer
of 2,011 tons net. fShe was engaged
in the transatlantic trade and arrived
at Havre from St. John, N. 8., on
March 14. She was built in 1905 and
was under command of Captain Love
LATE WAR NEWS SUMMARY
Another British merchantman has
been sent to the bottom as a result of
Germany's submarine warfare. The
steamer Delmira was torpedoed in the
English channel after the crew had
been permitted to quit the ship.
Infantry attacks were made by both
French and German troops yesterday
at various points, chiefly in the Meuse
region. Each side reports that the at
tacks of the other were repulsed.
The status of military operations in
Northern Poland remains in question.
Official reports give no idea of the
operations beyond bare announcements
of the results of isolated engagements
and little is known except that a battle
of importance over a long front is un
der way. Petrograd dispatches convey
the Idea that the Germans have all but
abandoned their attempt to break
through the Bussian lines. To-day's of
ficial Berlin statement says that the
Russians were defeated In engagements
to the east of Augustowo.
Attempts to arrange a settlement of
the differences between Italy and Au
stria apparently have met with no suc
cess. A Borne newspaper states that
Prince Von Buelow, German Ambassa
dor at Rome, has abandoned his efforts
to bring about an agreement. Austria's
final offer of territorial concessions is
said to have been so far from meeting
Italy's demands that the German Am
bassador did not submit it to the Ital
In the Balkans there are increasing
signs of unrest on the part of nations
which thus far have kept peace. A
Bucharest dispatch says the fall of
Permysl has increased the popular de
mand in Rumania for intervention on
the side of the allies. The relations be
tween Turkey and Bulgaria also have
become uncertain. Field Marshal Von
Der Goltz has left Constantinople for
Sofia, Bulgaria and General Von San
ders has gone to Adrianople, near which
defenses are being erected to guard
against a possible attack by Bulgaria.
Although severe weather continues
at the Dardanelles, making operations
of the allied fleet difficult, efforts to
clear the straits of mines are being
made. Turkish forts fired on mine
sweepers on Wednesday hut ceased the
attack after two British battleships
opened on them.
No confirmation has come from Au
strian sources of the Bussian claim to
a great victory in the Carpathians. Ac
cording to the Petrograd announcement
th* Bussian forces have definitely ob
tained the advantage in the battle
which has been going on for several
PRICE ONE CENT.
26 PERISH IN
1?-4, Submerged Yester
day Morning atHono
lulu. Still Beneath
Surface of Water
NO HOPE HELD
OUT FOR CREW
Divers Descend to n Depth of 1!)H Feet
in Effort to Locate Missing Vessel
and Are Brought to tho Surface Un
By Associated Press.
Honolulu, March 26. —Wireless mes
sages early to-day from vessels search
ing for the missing submarine F-4 which
was submerge,! at i'.la a. ni. yesterday
and which has not vet reappeared, state
that the work is progressing l>ut that
there is nothing definite to report. The
tate ot the twenty-six men alniard the
1 submarine is still a matter of conjec
ture and grave apprehension.
The shore off which the F-4 is be
lieved to be lyi.:g ou t'e ocean bed is
steep and shelves to a precipitous drop.
If the submarine lines in tliirty-fivo
fathoms of water, it is beyond the reach
of divers and it is feared will only work,
deeper to the dropping off point.
Efforts of Divers Futile
Divers yesterday descended to a
depth ot 196 feet, which is a local
record, and were «'rawn up unconscious.
Relatives ot members of tho crew ar*»
I frantic for news. James M. Hoggett,
i electrician, of Macedonia, Mo., who was
1 on shore leave, is the only member of
the crew known to have escaped.
Other siibmariies stationed here nr»
engaged in searching the ocean bed for
the missing F-4, while t.ie naval tug
Navajo and other vessels are grappling
for the submarine. Shortly after mid
night the Navajo am the tug Intrepid
rejwrted their lines fast at a depth of
thirty-live fathoms to what was be
, lieved to be submarine F-4. Other ves
sels of the submarine tleot immediately
went to the spot to investigate.
Was Engaged in Target Practice
, The tlotilla of submarines stationed
| hero were engaged in target practice
! early yesterday near the harbor en-
Contlnneil on Pifti-rnth Piuje.
RUSSIAN FORCES BEATEN:
| AUSTRIAN OVER FRONTIER
Berlin, March 2t>. By Wireless to
1 S.iyville, X. V. —Included in the new*
! given out to-day by the Overseas
' Agency is the following
"Budapest reports that Russian
forces have suffered defeat in fighting
to the north of (Jzernowitz, and that
j Austrian troops have crossed the
Russian frontier in this vicinity.
" IMirazzo, a seaport of Albania,
was shelled yesterday by the Alban
COLONKL WILL NOT TESTIFY
Has No Information Bearing on Ship'
Purchase Bill Probe
Bit Associated Press,
Washington March 26. Colonel
i Roosevelt lias not accepted the invita
tion to testify before the Senate Ship
Bill Lobby Committee, on the ground
that he has no information on the sub
ject of the investigation, except such as
| is available to the public generally.
The committee intended to question
the Colonel tomorrow about articles lie
lias written bearing on the charge that
! the Administration was proposing to
i buy ships of the Kuropean belligerents
i laid up in American ports.
LAUREL NOT POISONOUS
High School Teachers State Flowers
Have Never Injured Anybody
The mountain laurel, passed upon fa
| vorably by the legislature us I'enn
jsylvunia's .State flower, but vetoed by
1 t'he Governor on the ground that it is
: poisonous, was declared bv botanists
at Central High school to-day not to be
: poisonous, as they never heard of anv
, person being affected by coming in con
j tact with it.
It was, however, stated that the
; leaves of laurel are poisonous to sheep,
| as well as the berries to persons, but
| so far as the flower is concerned they
i have never heard of persons contracting
| poison from it.
WALL STREET CLOSING
By Associated Press.
New York, March 2«.—The
strength of Beading and weakness of
Bethlehem Steel were the principal
features of the final trading. The clos
ing was strong. The market lost little
of its recent strength to-day despite
further profit taking and foreign sell