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Herrisburg Pa IJylyl4 Fate of General Villa and His Army in Doubt; Rebel Hopes Are Wavering HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIII— Xo. 72 SFRTE DEMOCRkTIC COMMITTEE DEMIMB CASH FOR OFFICES Postal Appointees Compelled to Assign Portion of Salary For Political Purposes WILSON BAILEY NAMED Is Fiscal Agent For Palmer-Mc- Cormick Organization in Pennsylvania Wilson Bailey, said to be the flnan > lal representative of the Democratic State committee, is connected with al leged demanding of pledges of finan cial support from post office ap pointees In the York-Adam? congres sional district in the Philadelphia ledger's expose to-day. The l»edger attracted widespread attention in this section by yesterday's publication re garding: certain developments and last night cognizance was taken by Post master General Burleson. The Ledger says to-day: "Follow ing the exposure by the Public Ledger of the barter and sale of postmaster ships in the Twentieth Pennsylvania Congressional District, comprising York and Adams counties, Postmaster General Burleson to-night dismissed James F. Singer, postmaster at New Freedom, Pa. This action followed the revelation that Singer had signed an agreement to pay $75 annually to the county committee as the pur chase price of his office. Mi nority members of the House post office committee, after read ing of the startling practices -in Pennsylvania, frumed a resolution for Introduction in the House, providing lor an investigation of conditions in Tork county. The resolution wan ready for presentation to-day, but upon the advice of some of the Repub lican leaders, was delayed until the Postmaster General has had tinio to conclude his Inquiry. Machine Involved 'Further disclosures to-day involved the Democratic State organization in Pennsylvania. It developed that an emissary of the State Democratic committee had obtained a signed con tract from W. B. Relsinger, the post master at Wrightsville, Pa., in which Relsinger, appointed under the Wilson Administration upon the recommenda tion of Congressman A. R. Brodbeck, of York, had agreed to pay 5 per cent, of his salary to th« State commOteo annually. "Representative A. Mitchell Palmer, Tecognized leader of Democracy un der the present Administration in Pennsylvania, and a candidate for the United States Senate, promptly issued a statement declaring that a full and rigid Investigation should be made, and any found guilty of wrongdoing punished. Another Postmaster Pays "It develops that an accredited rep t Continued on Page 141 Police Search For an Escaped Leper By Associated Press Oil City. Pa.. March 26.—Local po lice and health authorities continued their search to-day for Frank Syra cuse, a leper, who escaped from a quarantined house early yesterday. Syracusa had been in quarantine In an Italian boarding house for two months while state and county au thorities were debating what to do with him. The fellow-boarders dis claim any knowledge of how Syracusa escaped. The countryside is stirred rind farmers arc watching for the leper. Earthquake and Storm Cause Panic in Sicily Messina, Sicily, March 2tl.—A shock of earthquake accompanied by a vio lent storm caused a panic to-day among the inhabitants of this district, most of whom (led to the open coun try. When the storm subsided it was found that the damage had been in significant and that nobody had been Injured. & . Late News Bulletins MORE RETRENCHMENT ON P. R. R. Buffalo, X. Y., March 26.—At the office of the superintendent of the Pennsylvania Ila 11 road here It was stated that 300 men would be laid off April 1 as a result of the poller of retrenchment. The noon train to llttsburgh will be discontinued April 1. STEAMER REPORTED SAFE Tlonolulu. March 26.—Tlie Ulter-Island steamship Maui, reported to have gone down lajJt night with all liands after an explosion, reported to-day from Kauai by wireless that she had arrived there safely after an uneventful voyage. TERRAZAS IS SAFE U Paso, Texas. March 26.—General Luis Terrains received a tele nam from Chihuahua to-day stating that his son. I.uls, Jr., was in no immediate danger. WORLD WITH HIM, WILSON SAYS Washington. March 26.—President Wilson declared to-da.v that with the exception of the united protest of the South American press, the opinion of the entire world was unanimously in favor of the repeal of the Panama tolls exemption. WANT COUNT TO HEAD CABINET Tokio, Japan, March 26.—-Strong efforts are l>elng made to induce the Kmperor to designate Count Shlgcnobu Okuma as head of the new Japanese cabinet. It has been urged on His Majesty that Count Okuma, who was formerly foreign minister is a powerful and popular statesman. Host on, Mass., March 26.—The jury in the so-called "l)e Luxe" book case to-day returned a verdict of guilty against the three defendants, Glenn H. Parmer and James Powers, of Xew York, and Samuel Rosen field, of Chicago. Sioux City, S. I)., March 26.—A number of persons were narrowly rescued by firemen early to-day when Are burned a quarter of a block containing Frank's Hotel. The damage to several llrms burned out was $250,000. Frank Fulton and Cyril Lawton, llremcn, were crushed to death under a falling wail. Closing Minutes in Wall Street Xew York, March 26.—The market closed Arm. Prices retraced their courne slowly in the final hour, full recoveries occurring In Steel, Vnlon Pacific and Reading. Hoom shorts were the chief buyers. Wall Street Closing.—Chesapeake & Ohio. 52%; Lehigh Valley 148 J4; Xortheni Pacific, 114y 3 : Southern I'acilic, !>1»6; Union Pacific' C„ M. & St. P., »»%; P. R. It., til; Heading. 165% ; Canadian f-adflc. 206%: Amu I. Copper, 7ft'i; I". S. Steel. 68^. ->> REBEL SYMPHTHIZERS CONCERNED OVER FITE OF VILLA Hi AM No Definite Word Received at Jaarez From the Front in Two Days ALL COMMUNICATION CEASES No Explanation Offered by Rebel Officers in Northern Mexico By Associated Press Juarez, Mexico. March "6. —Au at mosphere of pessimistic anxiety en veloped Constitutionalist sympathizers to-day over the possible fate of Gen eral Francisco Villa, and his 12,000 rebel soldiers, who at last reports were engaged in desperate fighting at Gomez Palacio, a suburb of Torreon. For two days no definite word came from the front. • Not even u courier has penetrated the desert between Torreon and Chi huahua. News dispatches from Mexico City received last night declaring that the war department liad issued a bulletin to the effect that Villa was in full re treat are not believed generally in Juarez, but the report caused rebel officers to make further inquiries for news from the battlefield. Chao Seeks Xcns Manuel Chao, military governor of Chihuahua, haunts the military tele graph operator day and night in ,the hope of a message from Villa telling of the fortunes of war. Xo explanation was offered by rebel I Continued .oil Pago 0] NOON MID MADE BY POLICE CLOSES OP WALLACE SI. HOUSE Three Arrested at Orders of Police Chief Under Policy of Keep ing on the Lid Following up his clean-up policy Inaugurated some time ago when he determined to drive scarlet women from the City and clean up the houses of ill repute, Col. Joseph B. Hutchi son, chief of police, at high noon to day ordered a raid on 1218 Wallace street. Beatrice Clarke, alleged pro prietress of the place; Mrs. Gertrude Smith and ICdward -Martin were ar rested. Detectives White and Iback with Patrolman Shelhass, a motorcycle of ficer, made the raid. Both Mrs. Smith and Martin are married. They live near Camp Hill. Both have families. The trio plead guilty before Mayor Royal at a hearing this afternoon. All were held for court under ball. The Clarke woman whose place was r ' *ed is well known to the police. She at one time lived at 602 South street in the heart of one section of the tenderloin. Some time ago she was acquitted on a c;harge of keeping la disorderly housed Her place in South street was closed when the lid went on the tenderloin some lime ago. \\ \NTS PATRIOTISM TAUGHT , By Associated Frets New York, March 26.—Declaring that some teachers In the public schools are apathetic when it comes to respect for the American flag and that sooner or later unpatriotic teach ings are bound to creep into the course of study, Ernest W. Ellert Introduced a resolution at the meeting of the Board of Education yesterday mak ing It mandatory for pupils and teaeh lers to salute the flag, either imme diately before or after the reading of the Bible. HARRISBURG, PA„ THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 26, 1914. COWDEN GOES WALRUS ONE BETTER WHEN IT! GOMES TOST. NAMES Mammal of Alice in Wonderland Fame Never Dreamed Better Than City's Engineer ORDINANCE IS COMPLETED Calendar, College Catalogs, Girls, Fruits and Flowers Used as Designations The time has come, the Walrus said. To talk of many things . The ordinance providing for the changing of names of eighty or more streets was completed to-day, and while it may be a question as to whether City Engineer Cowden drew Inspiration from the tale of Mr. Caroll's loquacious mammal, the choice of names indicates that the Engineer had In mind a number of things the walrus never even dreamed of. Fruits and flowers, trees and birds, the weather, ice cream, that which the leopard cannot change, a few herbs and roots of homemade medical worth, travel, religion, education, the taxpayers and the home All of these things, and more, oc curred to Mr. Cowden. The ordinance ae perfected may be offered at to-morrow's special meet ing of Council, although the chances nre that the measure will not be- Intro duced until the regular meeting Tues day. Commissioner of Streets and (Continued on Pago 0] ifflFlPEir GENERAL STIFF DF ARMY MS RESIGNED Field Marshal Sir John French Tenders His Resignation Be cause of Trouble By Associated Press London, March 26.—Field Marshal Sir John French, chief of the imper ial general staff of the British army, resigned his commission to-day. The field marshal who was one of the signatories of the memorandum ilo Brigadier General Hubert Gough | giving guarantees to the army officers that they would not be ordered to I fight the Ulster Unionists regarded the repudiation of the document, by the government as a slight on himself. For this reason he resigned. Although it was generally conceded to-day that Premier Asquith had re gained the upper hand In parliament, [the government is by no means alto jgether out. of trouble. It haa still to I deal with the army officers in Ireland under the new conditions established by the premier's speech in the House of Commons yesterday. Brigadier General Gough declares that this will | mean wholesale resignations and the disruption of the army. It is now asserted that as soon as the government formally withdraws the guarantees given by Colonel Seely, secretary for war and Field Marshal Sir John French, the officers will again resign their commisions and as one of them said, "this time in earn est." There is aiso to be settled the ques tion of what the army council will do. Comment Aroused Much comment was aroused to-day at a conference at the war office of all the principal commanding gen erals of the British army. Those pres ent included Field Marshal French, Lieut. General Ewart, General Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien. aide-de-camp general to the king, and Lieut. General Sir James MoncriefT Grierson, general In command of the eastern district of England with head quarters in London. Colonel Seely and Winston Spencer Churchill, first lord of the Admiralty, also had a long conference with Pre mier Asquith. "Premier Asquith." according to a statement by David Lloyd George, chancellor of the exchequer, "will make an announcement to-night on the subject of the reported resigna tions of Field Marshal French and Adjutant General Ewart." The statement of Mr. Lloyd George was taken generally by members as a confirmation of the report that both generals had tendered their resigna tions. One evening newspaper says definitely that they have resigned. Use Lighted Lantern to See if Oil Is Low; Two Are Burned Going into the store of Oscar Wol fensberger at Lemoyne this morning, C. Bott and Laurence Witter, em ployes of the Indiana Refining Com pany. lit a lantern to And out if the supply of oil was low in a large tank In the store. They found out when the oil ignited and went up, burning both men but neither seriously. One hand of C. Bott was burned, and the flash singed his face, while Witter's arm and hand was burned. The lire smoldered among the Joists, but the alarm was given by Catherine Woifensberger, a daughter of the own er of the store, and was extinguished without difficulty. TERRAZAS CONDEMNED El Poso, Texas. March 26. —General Luis Terrazas, Sr., was anxious to-day over the fate of his son Luis, who, It. was reported, was condemned to ille yesterday at Chihuahua unless he paid f>oo, ooo pesos to the rebels. No direct word of the fate of the prisoner was received to-day. I CHIEF-OF-POIJCE FAVORS WOMEN POLICE . X :> —— if Harrisburg had women cops and they could hit a mark, 'Twould be a time of terror for the prowler In the dark; Policewomen with revolvers would not be known to fail; For the female of the species is more deadly than the male. —Apologies to Kip. So sang Col. Hutchison this morning—no, wait, the colonel is not guilty when it comes to warbling. Let us say, he. asserted, backing up the nrument that women with brains and nerve—not nerves—remember —would bo valuable to the Harrisburg police force. Col. Hutchison said; "There are times when a woman would be able to get evidence more quickly than a man. Women who can shoot, accurately and would shoot if necessary, would be hard to find, but there are undoubtedly some women who would fill the bill, and in the performance of certain duties they would be invaluable. It would take some time to train a woman to the requirements in detective work and police duties." Above nre seen some women recently added to the Chicago police force. The authorities there are watch ing the experiment and think the police-ladles will make good with a whoop. Maybe some day you'll see the like In Harrisburg. Dawg Falls Into Emergency Job at City Post Office Friend of Late "Buck" Minn is Teaching Substitute Car riers the Mail Route A dawy—no, not a dog—a dawg with gray bristles and an intelligent eye, has fallen into an emergency Job at the Post < >fflce. Licking stamps'.' N'ope. Guess again. He is teaching the substitute carriers who follow the route of the late "Buck" Miunis. He was, more or less, "Buck's" dog. but "Buck" was one. of those large souls who share their property in general. Anyway the dawg followed "Buck" around for several years. , Then, when the big, genial carrier died, the dawg waited and waited. But the next day he decided that he would follow out his usual custom of helping to deliver the mall. And so he started CHRISTIAN W. LYNCH ELECTED PRESIDENT OFF. IIM. WORKS j Several Prominent Harrisburgers Become Identified With Man agement of Big Concern • Several prominent Harrisburgers to day became prominently identified with the management of the Harris burp Foundry and Machine Works and at the annual meeting new names ap peared on the board of directors. Christian W. Lynch, for years con nected with the Hlckok company as president and one of the best known business men In the city, was elected president and general manager; W. I'. Mackenzie, vice-president and sales manager: B. E. Taylor, secretary and treasurer, and George A. Ilall, super intendent. The directors elected arti C. W. Lynch, David Fleming, William Jennings, George W. Belly, W. P, Mackenzie, James Brady and W. O. IlicUok, 3d. The company has a considerable amount, of business on its books for delivery this year, including orders for its direct connected engines for oltlco buildings. Portion of Kelley's Army Is Near Pueblo By Associated Pre;: Pueblo, Colo., March 26. —A portion of "General" Kelley's army of unem ployed which is headed toward Wash ington, D. C., is expected here to-day. In possession of a refrigerator car 150 men left Sallda shortly after mid night. A detail of police and detectives will meet the train on its arrival here and orders have been given not to per mit a man to leave the railroad yards. The army will be given its choice of •going east or west and arrangements have been made with the railroads to furnish a car in which they will be taken to some point but just how far is not designated. , MINERS TO CONSIDER SCALE By Associated Press Charleston, W. Va., March 26. —Coai operators and miners of the Kanawha Held, outside the Cabin Creek district, will meet here tomorrow to consider a working scale for the coining year. FEARED RE WAS SUICIDE * Seized with, an attack of acute Indi gestion shortly before 7 o'clock last evening, Loren A. Wolfe, 358 South Eighteenth street, was taken to the Harrlsburg Hospital last night in the ambulance. It was thought at llrst that Wolfe had attempted suicide, but It later was found lie merely had in dlgeetlou. out. The various substitute carriers who have been on the Job since Mr. Minnls passed on, know where to stop by hatching the canine guide, who knows all the spots where never a day passes without the delivery of mail, and he heads In at all the high spots on the highway of the mall. Whether Postmaster Seitz will ask for a regular salary for One Gray Dawg is at. best only conjectural. This opens up an interesting field for specu lation, in which it is possible to pic ture Uncle Sam's auditing department checking off an item, say, such as this: For "Buck" Minnis' dawg—363 mutton chops. FORMER UNIVERSITY LECTURER IRRESTED AS ILLEGAL RESIDENT Hindu, With an Independent In come, Is Being Held For Deportation i ! By Associated Press I San Francisco, March 26 — Har Dyal, former lecturer on Hindu philosophy at Leland Stanford University, was ar- I rested hero last night by the lmmlgra- I tlon authorities charged with being | illegally a resident of the United States. He is held for deportation. It was said on high authority that Dyal's deportation is desired by the British government. While in tills country, it is alleged, he has advo cated sedition in India and reports re ceived here within a day or two were that an' Indian malcontent was arrest ed with papers from Dyal, urging sum mary action. College Men Surprised Because of Dyal's culture, Htanding I Continued on Page 61 Three Killed and Three Injured When Automobile Plunges Into Ravine - j By Associated Press Dallas, Texas, March 26. Three | persons were killed and three were Seriously injured when an automobile i swerved, left the road and plunged I forty feet Into a ravine near here early | to-day. Dr. Samuel P. Tipton, driver of the car, and Mrs. Katie M. Loving were crushed to death. Mrs. Loving's son, William, was so badly Injured he died soon after reaching a hospital. All were residents of Dallas. MINERS ARE RELEASED By Associated Press Vancouver, B. C., March 2C.—Twen- j ty-two miners, sentenced to varying terms of imprisonment after riots at Nanaimo, B. C., several months ago have been ordered released by the Duke of Connaught, governor general' of Canada, according to advices receiv- j ed here. WANTS AWARD INVESTIGATED j By Associated Press Newport News, Va., March 26. j Besolutions urging Congress to inves-' tigate Secretary Daniels' recent award | of a contract for building a supply, ship and transport to the Boston and Philadelphia navy yards, respectively' «ere adopted at a mass meeting here' last night. ( IM COUNTIES SEND IN PEIITIORIS FOR JUDGE KUNKEL Franklin, Schuylkill, Montour and Perry Counties Will Give Him Large Vote For Nomination Petitions were received to-day by the nonpartisan committee having In charge the campaign of President Judge George Kunkel for the Supreme Court bench from towns in Franklin, Schuylkill, Montour and Perry coun ties. The Frankiirt county petition is the third to be received from that dis trict and contains the names of a large number of prominent voters of Waynesboro and vicinity, including H. C. Goodman, postmaster; C. E. Basore, merchant; R. C. Gordon, publisher; Walter C. Todd, circulation manager; W. J. Howman, merchant; Jacob C. Funk, contractor, and B. F. Hartman, principal of schools at. Waynesboro. The petition was cir culated by J. F. Newman. Ira of Newport, who sent in a petition from that town to day, says that he finds lots of sentj n ent throughout Perry county in fa vor of the nomination of Judge Kun kel and that he had no trouble get- [Continued on Page fl] Believe Depew Strike Will Soon Be Ended By Associated Press Depew, N. Y., March 26.—The State Board of Mediation was confi dent to-day of arranging a basis for settlement of the strike at the Gould Coupler Works, where a regiment of militia is on guard. Several shots were fired in the neighborhood of the plant early to day. No one was Injured and the mili tiamen did not return tne tire. The funeral of Stanilaus Skolonski, who was fatally shot during the at tack on a work train Monday, was held to-day from the Polish Catholic Church. Five hundred strikers marched in the funeral procession carrying flags. The men were or derly. Dr. Little Will Speak at Charities' Session More than 500 are expected to at tend the. annual meeting of the Asso ciated Charities of Harrisburg at the Board of Trade to-night, beginning at 8 o'clock. The chief speaker will be Dr. Riley M. Little, Philadelphia, who will talk on modern charity organiza tion. Seven new members of the board of governors will be elected. To Remove "Death Trap" at Highspire at Once The Highspire borough council held a special meeting last evening and de cided to remove the two-story frame house and barn owned by Postmaster K. F. Mathias, of Highspire. The two story frame building is located at Second and Roop streets and is known as the "death trap." It extends into a dangerous section of the street near the trolley tracks. The house is occupied by J. C. Hocker, who conducts a general store. The borough filed a bond of 13,500 to cover the damages. Work for re moving' of the building will begin next week. DEMOCRATS IX SESSION' Portland, Me., March 26.—The for mulation of a platform upon which the candidate for governor, to be nominated o.t the primaries in June, will stand, was the principal task of the Democratic State convention to day. .State, Thstrlct and county com liuittees also were selected. * POSTSCRIPT. 14 PAGES CONFERENCE REPORT HOLDS UP OPENING OF FIGHT ON REPEIL Leaders in House Abandon Idea of Only Fifteen Honrs' Debate; Agree on Twenty HUNDRED SPEECHES PREPARED Senator Owens Delivers Address Supporting President's Contention By Associated Press Washington, March 26.—Demo j eratic House leaders abandoned the j idea of only fifteen hours' debate on I the Panama tolls exemption repeal ! to-day and agreed to twenty. This I would bring a vote probably Satur day. i Such a provision In a special rule ] brought 011 soon after the House as sembled at 11 a. m. to-day, divided the time so as to give ten hours for ' those supporting the repeal, to be. i controlled by Chairman Adamson, of ' the Commerce Committee, Ave hour* for the Democrats opposed, to be con i I rolled by Representative Dortmui, of 'Michigan; four hours for the Republl j cans, to be controlled by Represen tative Knowland, of California, and one hour for the Progressives, to be controlled by Representative Lafterty, of Oregon. There was a tacit understanding that the debate on adopting the spe cial rule would be more limited than was first proposed and probably would be held to two hours or less. Arrangement Clears Way The arrangements cleared tho way for the launching of the actual fight in to-day's session. Nearly 100 speeches have been prepared on both [Continued on Page 6] | Women Who Talk Too Much Will Lose Job* Bv Associated Press Chicago. 111.. March 26. Because women assessors have been talking" too much, the Board of Assessors yesterday issued an order stating that deputies will be discharged from the service If they make public information regard ing their work. I Chicago newspapers yesterday prlnt |ed stories regarding the work of wo -1 men assessors In several fashionable i homes in l-ake Shore Drive. The stories told of onyx bath tubs, expensive I lapestrles, hydro-aeroplanes ttnd rare paintings. Numerous coinplalnas were made to the board by families, a de tailed description of whose household 1 effects had been tnade public. STATE OF SIEtiE LIFTED By Associated Press Buenos Aires. March 26. The stato of siege at Rio Janeiro which was proclaimed March 6 has beon lifted. 1 THE WEATHER For Hun-lnburg and viclnityl settled weather to-niisht and Fn. day. probably thowerat not much ! change In temperature! lowest temperature to-night about 45 degrees. . _, . For Eastern Pennsylvania t Cloudy to-night and Friday, probably showers; not mneh change In temperature; moderate, southerly winds. River The Susquehanna river and its prin cipal tributaries will rise to- I night and Friday, except the up ! per portion of the Weil Branch i and probably the Juniata will be uln to tall to-night or Friday. Kalnfall. If any, will probably be llglit, and while there Is atlll i much snow In the basin of the Upper North Branch It has be come aolldllled and will melt 1 rather alowly under the Inflnenee of the prevailing high tempera ! ture 'that promises to continue for at least thirty-six hoars, causing; only a moderate freshet in that stream. General Conditions I The extensive warm high pressor* area In the East is separated from a cold, high pressure area In the Northwest by a barometric depression central In the Sooth west with It* front reaching northeastward Into the Lake re gion. I Temperature! Ka. m., 52» Sp. m., M. Sum Hises, «iOl a. m.| sets, tttXJ ; p. m. ] Moon i New moon, March 30, 1 iOO ' p. m. Hlver »teget 4.8 feet aboTe low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, at, l.owest temperature, 33. Mean temperature, 4T. Normal temperature, 41. I " ... Working For Your Pocketbook It is the duty of all of us to use every fair means to protect our own pocketbooks. That is thrift in its best sense. When we spend money we should be sure that we are get ting something of substantial value for it. We should buy with knowl edge. The advertising In this news paper assists you to this knowl edge—lt plays an important part ) in your well being. 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