The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, May 21, 1915, Image 1
THE WEATHEB . RAIN TO-NIGHT I OLOUDY TO MORROW |j OtttlM R«»nt Pace 8 \ SEWS!?® VOL. 77—NO. 144. ITALY'S ULTIMATUM TO AUSTRIA EXPEGTEO TO DAY AND DECLARATION OF WAR DEFORE END OF THE WEEK Premier Salandra Ob tains Royal Signa ture to Decree Sus pending Diplomatic Immunity of Aus trian and German Ambassadors to the Vatican and Both Di plomats Will Leave Rome To-morrow, Says Dispatch From Italian Capital TURKISH ENVOY READY TO LEAVE King Emmanuel's Gov ernment Has Not Yet Decided on What Neutral Country W ill be Asked to Protect 1 the Interests of Her Subjects in Germany —Naples Customs Offi als Sequestrate Immense Cargo of: Rice Consigned to Kaiser's Empire London, May 21. 12.34 P. M.—ln a dispatch from Rome the correspondent of the Kxchange Telegraph Company" eays: '"Premier Salandra this morning ob tained the ro.val signature to a decree suspending the diplomatic immunity of tne Austrian and German Ambassadors tu the \atican, who leave to-morrow." Paris, May 21, 3.30 p. if.—The Havas Agency publishes a dispatch from Home, which savs: "The Messaggero declares that the council of ministers -will meet after the session of the .Senate, and that the min- j isters probably will draft a form of i declaration of war against Austria-Hun gary." War Measure Now In Senate Paris. May 21, 4.20 P. M.—The Rome correspondent of the Havas Agency telegraphs that Premier iSal- j a dra introduced in the Senate to-dav ' the bill passed by the Chamber of ; Deputies yesterday, conferring upon j the government plenary powers in re gard to the conduct of war. 'lt is predicted that the Senate ■will vote unanimously for tho bill " the message adds. Ou receiving the bill the Senate de cided unanimously to consider it as an emergen. y measure, and named a com mittee to make a report. This commit tee met immediately. The Senate took a recess of an hour after which it was to meet to receive the commit tee 's report. Rome. May 20, 10.25 P. M., Via Paris, May 21. 3.05 A. M.—The! '•Tribune'' says the Italian government has not yet decided what neutral coun try will be asked to protect the inter ests of Italians in Germany after war is declared, but predicts that it will be £>pain. Paris. May 21.—A Havas dispatch from Rome says the Naples customs au thorities have sequestered a steamship cargo of 2.000 tous of rice consigned to Germany. Washington, May 21.—Count Bern etorff. the German ambassador, was advised to-day bv the Berlin foreign office, that the German diplomatic in terests in Italy have been taken over by Switzerland. Declaration of War Soon? Geneva, Via Paris, May 21.—An ul timatum from Italy to Austria may be expected Friday and a declaration of war before the end of the week, accord ing to information received here from Some. Baron Von Macchio, the Austrian Continued on Thirteenth rage. \ ; ■' ®k Star- Jirftepeitfrent I iimi *nV ; 'i * rji .j J( J WJp*»A yL » > jL A* Iml'. 4PVpQM&n^n'IGH i ■ H ' pp q Hcnro In the Italian sitimtl. :> Iturone SiMiuino Is the Foreign Minister. S.gaor Gabrlele iFAnnunzlo. the poet, has t**»n a lifted' figure among the strong Advocates of national eipan- Mon. The sceue was taken iu Milan during the twenty-four hour genera! strike, when almost the entire popula tion turned out and shouted for war The picture shows the troops holding back the crowd during the funeral of the laborer who was killed by a [lollceiuan during the riots attending tile strike. EXCITING SCENES fInEND GRANTING FULL MILITARY POWER TO THE GOVERNMENT Rome, via Paris, May 21.—During the recess which preceded the vote in the House of Deputies on the bill giv ; ing the government full military i power the deputies thronged the lo!>- ; bies eagerly discussing the premier's speech and reading the (ireen book, i Promptly at 5 o'clock Signor Ma i cera re-entered the chamber followed ! by Signor Salan Ira and the other miu ! isters. Siguor Boszelli, secretary of j the committee announced while" the ' deputies wildly applauded, that the I committee unanimously proposed the adoption of the bill giving tho gov • eminent full military power. Defense of Italy's Course I "The Chamber's vote,'" said Signor | Boszelli, "will be a new and solemn : affirmation of our invincible faith in j the .justice of our cause and the glories ! of our country. The moment has come ! to fulfill our promises to "our unre deemed countrymen.' " Deputy Barzilai. a native of Triest, ; spoke in sup|>ort of the bill, Deputy : Turati explained the views of the So j ' ialists and Deputy Colajanii, the Re -1 publican leader, announced that he I would refrain from speaking, but ! shouted "Viva Italy" causing anoth ; er outburst of cheers, j Deputy Ciceotti, a Socialist, said, | "As a citizen and a -Socialist, I con-! j sider it my duty to place no obstacle, j material or nioral in the government's ' path. We are faced with a defensive 1 I war. Socialists in whose* name I speak, hope a new Europe will sprint; from this war. They hope it will lead to the disarmament so ardently desired. We j wish to help the progress of the civili- ] zation." Bill Adopted By 407 to 74 This closed the debate and the bill | was adepted on a secret ballot by a j vote of 407 to 74. Then President i Macora rose to his final address, all | the minister* and deputies rising with j him to listen to his remarks. "In the solemnity of this historical I sitting,' - he said, "we find again the sacred faith of our ancestors. I,et us i ever do our duty to our country, firm j in the conviction that our union, our steadfastness ami gallantry, our army I and navy will complete the unification ; of our country. Long live Italy! Long live he, who by his unflagging patriot- j ism. his spirit of sacrifice, his .leep de- I votion to his country is worthy to be j its guide! Long live the king!" When the tumult and applause and j cheering provoked by Signor Macera's ' words had died away, he moved that i adjournment be taken sine die. Tho motion was carried and as the deputies left their seats there was witnessed a scene of the wildest enthusiasm ever seen in tho chamber. Brakeman Suffers Broken Ankle Edgar Hilner, of West Fairview, a brakeman in the Enola yards of the Pennsylvania railroad, 'suffered a frac ture of the (ight ankle in a fall while at work yesterday. The fracture was reduced at the Harrisburg hospital. HARRISBURG, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 21, 1915—16 PAGES RUSSIANSCLAIM TOHAVE HEAVILY DEPLETED GERMAN RANKS IN CARPATHIANS Petrograd, May 21. via London, i 1 -45 P. M. —An official statement ! referring to the recent fighting in the Carpathian mountains was issued here to-day and reads: "In the fighting of the past three weeks, since the beginning of the oper ations of the enemy in Carpathians, their losses on May 10, 11, 12 and 13, during which the fighting lost some of its intensity, averaged 10,000 a day. On the other seventeen days they were much heavier, especially during the period between May 16 and May 19, when they amounted to several tens of thousands daily. "Certain regiments of the enemy have been reduced to a single company. Their total losses during this period, including 40,000 prisoners cap tured by us have undoubtedly reached to one-fourth or perhaps one-third of their total strength. "The score of guns lost by the enemy in this fighting is as nothing compared with their total ntitrtber, but it must be borne in mind that owing to the lack of horses and the scarcity of projectiles—between two and three 1 million shells having been expended by the enemy during this period—tho enemy left behind on old positions several hundred This circum stance h;:s helped to equalize the odds, which wore in favor of the enemv." LATE WAR NEWS SUMMARY Several small engagements occurred yesterday in France and Belgium. The official German statement of to-day says French attacks east of Ypres canal and in the Ailly forest and a British move ment near Neuville-Chappene all failed. The French statement adds that the Germans gained some gTound in an as sault in the vicinity of Ypres, but as serts they were driven back subs* quently. The Berlin War Qffice reports that the situation in the east is unchanged, except for additional minor successes for the Germans in the northern region east of the Prussian frontier. So far as dispatches reaching this country from Borne Indicate, Italy has not as yet taken the final step to plunge her Into war with Austria-Hun gary. Yesterday the Italian Parliament gave the government full powers to act. oince that time no news of any decisive developments have been re ceived. It would appear that the cen sorship Is tightening and it is a fact that dispatches from Borne are Deing delayed. A Geneva dispatch says Italy may send an ultimatum to Austria to-day, and that a declaration of war will come before the end of the week. A message Cvatlnucd Thirteenth Pace. ' i FIERCE BATTLE IS NOW ON BETWEEN ALLIES' SHIPS AND DARDANELLES FORTS London, May 21.—Cabling from Athens the correspondent of the Reu ter Telegram Company says fierce fight ing is in progress near the neck of the Gallipoli peninsula. The big guns of the British battleship Queen Hlizabeth are being fired from the Gulf of Saros, thus assisting in the allies' attack. The Turks are being supported by the guns of the SiUtan Selim (formerly the German cruiser Goeben) which are be ing fired from the sea of Marmora. Turkish troo(>s from Aivali, in Asia Minor, are said to have been trans ferred to the Dardanelles. Newspapers of Athens, the corre spondent, declares, say the British au thorities have increased to SIO,OOO the reward offered bv them for information leading to the destruction of the Ger man submarines, the presence of which has been reported in the Mediterranean. Paris, May 21, 4.05 A. M.—A dis patch to the Havas Agency from Athens, dated Thursday, says: "The British battleship Queen Elizabeth, posted in i-e gulf of Saros, supported the allies with her big guns during a tbattle on the north side of the Gallipoli peninsula yesterday, ac cording to dispatches from JMv'teline. The fofts and hatteries at Xagara are being bombarded continuously. Fort Kilid Bahr is resisting feebly. "General >H. J. Geraud, the French commander-in-chief, has issued an army order congratulating his army on the results they have attained. Governor's Secretary In Hospital James 8. Hiatt, private stcretarv to Governor Brumbaugh, who was com pelled to go to his Philadelphia home last week by reason of a severe attack of illness, is now in a hospital in that city. He is reported to be gaining strength. Mr. Hiatt had a nervous breakdown several weeks ago and re turned to his duties at the Executive Department before he had fully recov ered, the consequence of which was a relapse. ft Boys and Girls! Uncle Harry Talks To-day On "The Cost of the War" Read What He Has to Say On Page 2 GOVERNOR TO FIX HOADSII VALLEY Will Wield Shovel on Highwa3's in Cum berland County Next Wednesday CAPITOL CLERKS TO BE ON JOB? Pointed Oat They Must All Be Re leased From Their Regular Duties for a Day If They Are to Qualify as "Good Citizens" I've been working on the highways. All the live-long day. I've been working on the highways, To pass the time away. That is the refrain that Governor 'Brumbaugh will sing next Wednesday night, after he has properly observed Good Roads Day, for it is the Gov ernor's intention to set the example to the people of the State and do his share of manual labor on the roads just as every other good citizen is expected to do in pursuance of the Governor 'a proclamation calling upon all to get out May 26 with picks and shovels. He will make a full day of it, too. Accompanied by Deputy State High way Commissioner Joseph W. Hunter and Williau B. D. 'Hall, statistician of the State Highway Department, Gov ernor Brumbaugh will leave Harrisburg on next Wednesday morning, taking with him his little shovel and pickaxe, and journey due south through the Cumberland Valley, avoiding all State roads and confining his jouri.ey ex clusively to county and township roads which seem to be most iu need of re pairs. As the Goverqor's proclamation failed o neverv good citizen of the State so to "arrange his affairs'' as to be able to go out and wield a shovel or a pick for eight hours on Good 'Roads l>ay, their is much speculation among Cap itol Hill employes as to whether they are expected to take this literally and abandon their regular duties for the State. It was said this morning that ail depend* 011 the headr of the various departments as to whether all the Cap itol deputies, clerkH, stenographers and other attaches will be permitted to "ar range their affairs" so as to be away from the Capitol on the day specified. To Qualify as Good Citizens It has been pointed out that since the Governor expects all good citizens to abandon their regular jobs to work on the roads next Wednesday, the first ones to do so ought to be the State's Continued on Fifteenth Pave. MOVIES IN P. R.R. TRAINS ARE SEINE CONSIDERED Passengers Traveling Out of Harris burg Will Break Monotony of Long Trip By Viewing Film Pictures If Plan Being Discussed Is Adopted Harrisburg travelers, going east or west on the Pennsylvania railroad, will while away long hours on the trains | by looking at moving pictures in .the Pullman car's, if a plan goes through | that the Pennsy officials have under | consideration, according to to-day's I issue of the "Motion Picture News," j a trade journal printed in New York I City. This "movie" publication declares ; the Penusv is considering installing | motion picture machines in some of the company's fastest flyers "to relieve j the monotony of long runs." "A picture corporation recently j gave a demonstration in a Pullman smoker," declarer the "News," "of the adaptability of their projection j machine to showing the pictures. The j demonstration was given in broad day | light and,the pictures were remarkably . clear. The demonstration showed how I easily motion pictures can be installed I on these trains." i Local officials of the Pennsylvania when asked to-day about the story, said that such matters are handled en tirely at the main offices, in Broad street station, Philadelphia, and that the officials here would notf learn | about it until a decision was reached j at headquarters. SWISS TAKE A HAND INTIE SINKING OFTHE LUSITANIA Berne, Switzerland, May 21. Via Paris, 11.25 A. M.—The Swiss Fed eral authorities have decided to make suitable representations to Germany on the sinking May 7 of the Canard Line steamer Lusitania by a German sub marine, as a result of which three Swiss citizens lost their lives. The government is awaiting knowl edge of the German reply to the Wash ington note on this subject so as better to be able to choose a wise course of procedure. The Swiss think well of President Wilson's note, but to most newspapers it appears to be hardly Btrong enough. The argument is being made here by Swiss observers that th e Swiss repre sentations will have great weight be cause behind them there will be the Swiss army, 500,000 strong. REVENUE ENOUGH 10 MEET ALL THE APPROPRIATIONS Lawmakers Who Were In Charge of Fi nances Say It Will Not Be Neces sary for the Governor to Swing Ax on Bills Calling for 907,000,000 Of the several huudred appropriation bills left in the Governor's hands bv the Legislature, carrying appropriations of between >66,000,000 and $67,000,- 000, very few will be taken up for consideration before Decoration Day, but about June I the Governor, after a much needed rest, will take all of theso bills up with Representative Woodward, chairman of the House Ap propriations Committee, the body in which most of them originated. Chairman Woodward will leave here for his homo in McKeesport to-morrow morning and while home will make tip a tabulated list of all of the appropria tions. On his return he will put in the time with the Governor until all are disposed of. i a refill calculations have been made as to the revenue to be gotten by the State in the next two years, and it is found that the money appropriated can be met by the revenues and a balance bo left for emergencies. So careful were the Senate and House Appropria tontlnued on Thirteenth Figr. NEW RECORD OF BILLS PASSED 1 1,045 Sent to Governor in Session Just Closed—Beats All Past Totals More bills were passed and sent to the Governor by the legislators in the session of the General Assembly that adjourned yesterday than by any oth er Legislature iu the history of Penn sylvania. This became known to-day when Cyrus K. Woods, Secretary of the Commonwealth, issued a statement showing that the total of bills sent to the Governor was 1,045. Of this number, according to Mr. Woods' official figures, 41 were recalled by the Legislature before the Governor acted on them. The Governor has ve toed 53 bills thus far and has ap proved 243. That leaves 708 bills in Governor Brumbaugh's hands for him to dispose of in the next 30 days. It is pointed out that, while the num ber of bills introduced this session was considerably below that of the 1913 season, the number that actually was approved by both branches of the Leg islature and sent up for executive ac tion was never so large as in the ses sion just closed. NOSE BROKEN IN QUARREL Hotel Clerk Says Two Assailants Tripped Him—Arrests Made in Market Street The nose of George W. Freeland, 1419 North Third street, night clerk at the Dauphin hotel, Market street, was fractured this morning at 8 o'clock when he was tripped in front of the hotel by tw-o men with whom, he said, he had had a struggle when he at tempted to put them out of the build ing. Patrolman Hippie was called after Freeland had been taken to the Harris burg hospital. The alleged assailants were walking away. Hippie arrestod them near Fourth and Market streets. At police headquarters they gave' their names as Robert Sanford" and Hoke MeDcvitt, but refused to tell their ad dresses. The police are of the opinion that the men are New Englanders. After treatment in the hospital, Free land signed information against the captives before Alderman Murray, charging assault and battery. The pair were committed to jail for a hearing late this afternoon. Freeland told the police he had put ! the men out of the hotel several times, ! but each time they had returned. He j said his nose was broken when he was j tripped and fell to the sidewalk. The affair attracted the attention of a big crowd of persons on their way to work in the Market street business district. "HONI'S" LOSES STATK JOB I Governor Appoints Another Man to Wagner's Place on Pish Board j "Honus'' Wagner, the veteran short stop of the Pittsburgh Pirates, has j lost his job as a member of the State ! Fisheries Commission, j On April 23, 1914, Governor Tener appointed Wagner a member of the ! Commission. Shortly before Governor iTeuer's term expired the shortstop's ! name was again sent to the State Seu , ate for continuation but upon request iof Governor Brumbaugh the nomina- I tion, with others, was held up. Another j name ultimately was sent in. The of | flee paid no salary. Wild Cat Jollification May 2H Many Harrisburgers received invita tions to-day to attend the thirteenth annual opening of the Wild Cat Falls Club, of Marietta, at the club house along the Susquehanna on Friday, May 28. These annual openings of the fa mous Wild Catters are social events participated in by guests from all parts of the State, many politicians of State wide prominence being members of the club. Corporations Give to Band Fund ' At least one of the band concerts to be given this summer at Reservoir Park under the direction of the Mu nicipal Band Concert Association is to be paid for by the Harrisburg Light & Power Company, said Park Commission er M. Harvey Taylor to-day. The amount given is SBO. It is understood the Harrisburg Railways Company has offered a contribution of $250. Signs "Fourth of July" Bill Governor Brumbaugh this-morning approved the bill authorizing the ap pointment and prescribing the duties of a commission to aid in celebrating, each year in Philadelpha, the anniver sary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, known as the "Fourth of July" bill. It carries an appropria tion of SIO,OOO. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT. JURORS ARE 1.1 TO I FOR ROOSEVELT Foreman Announces Verdict in Favor of Colonel, But One Jur or Then Balks ARE SENT BACK TO DELIBERATE Presiding Judge Informed That Jury Stood Unanimous in Favor of & Verdict for the Defendant if Costa i Could be Divided Equally _____ R.i/ AsHin iiilid Prca*. j Syracuse, N. V., May 21.—After mice reporting an illegal verdict to the court in favor of Theodore Koose vclt, the jury trying William Barnes' suit tor libel, failed to-day, in more than three houre of additional delibera tion to arrive at a verdict that wag i legal. Shortly before 2.30 o'clock this aft ernoon no word having come from the j jury room, Justice Andrews announced that he was going to his home and that in case that a proper verdict should be found before 5 o'clock he should be .sent for. It' no verdict was returned by that time, Justice Andrews said that court should be adjourned until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning and the jury j locked up. Syracuse, X. V., May 21. —The jury i in the Barnes-Hoosevelt libel suit came in shortly before 11 o'clock to-day and I the foreman announced that the jury I had agree,! upon a verdict for the de fendant. When the roll was called by the clerk of the court, eleven of the ■ jurors said they were in favor of a ■ verdict for the defendant but tlio twelfth, Edward Bums, a Syracuse mo torman, arose in his seat and said: "I j am for the piaintilT." Justice Andrews himself haid' been j informed before the jury entered the room that a verdict had been found. The spectators were warned that any i demonstration would be met with se vere punishment. Then the jury was brought in and the foreman made his announcement. After Burns had dis | sented Justice Andrews sent the jury ! back to its room. Debating Disposition of Costs j Justice Andrews was informed by the foreman that the jury stood unani i mous in favor of a verdict for the'de fendant in case the costs were split , between the plaintiff and defendant. The jury debated upon the question of ! the costs when it returned to its room, I it was said. The jury was trying to decide the Iquestion of costs and that alone. It ; was apparent when the roll was called : that some of the jurors were in favor jof dividing the costs, which at the most, it was said, would amount to less than $1,500 while others were iudif , ferent. ! The law of libel provides that - the I loser in a contest must pay the costs Jot th» action, lawyers said there was no way in which the costs could be di vided if a verdict were returned. In the event it was said of Juror Burns refusing to agree with his eleven com panions. the costs would be split. Colonel Declines to Comment Shortly after 12.30 o'clock was taken until 2 o'clock this after noon with the jury still considering the j case in its room. A verdict, if any is found, cannot be returned before the j oppning of court this afternoon. Colonel Hoosevelt declined to cont inent for 'publication upon the action of the jury. By the expression of hii face, however, it was most apparent ! that he was as pleased as he possibly j could be. His counsel said their client | was perfectly willing to divide the j costs if there was any way in which it could be done. They made it plain in the presence of the defendant that a verdict was the tiling desired re gardless of any costs. Mr. Barnes was was not present in the court room when the jury came in, having returned to his home in Albany last night. Jury Lunches During Kecess The jury went to luncheon during the recess. It returned to the court j house shortly before the opening of the 'afternoon session and immcdia ely went to its room. Juror Burns was tlie last man in the line of twelve which walk ed through the streets in single tile. A deputy sheriff was at Burns elbow. Other deputies walked alongside the line an,l' in front of it. Colonel Roosevelt had luncheon at a local hotel. Some one sent him a bunch of flowers while he was dining and many persons crowded around him in the hotel lobby to congratulate him. The Colonel was wearing a big rose from the bunch when he returned to the conrt room. WALL STREET CLOSINO Ry Associated Press. New York, May 21.—1n the later dealings a further rise in specialties was offset by recurrent weakness in I low priced railways. The closing was firm. War shares, notably Crucible Steel, was the features of to-day'a dull and professional market.