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State Library , Harrlsburg Pa Congress Engaged in Hot Fight Over HARRISBURG ®S3lfk TELEGRAPH LXXXIII— No. 73 KreiderHas Co-operation of Department Heads For Post Office Enlargement Reported Favorably by Congressional Committee on Grounds and Buildings; Wants to Increase Appro priation From $125,000 to $200,000; Room Badly Needed For Federal Offices Sfviol to Tki Ttlttrop* Washington. D. C.. March 27.—1t Is Snore than probable that Congressman JCrelder's bill making: an additional Appropriation of $7 5,000 for the en largement of the Federal building at Harrlsburg will go through at the S resent session. He has succeeded In avlng the bill favorably reported by the committee on public buildings and grounds and will now endeavor to have the House give it favorable considera tion at the earliest moment. With the report of the committee recommending the additional appro priation to the House is given the cor respondence on the subject by the Sec retary of the Treasury and the First Assistant Postmaster General and also n letter from Postmaster Frank C. Sites, of Harrlsburg. The original appropriation of June HOT HEW SIR CHEAPER RENTS IRE NEEDED FOR POOR Association's Annual Report Urges Municipal Lodging House, Deser tion Officers and Workhouse Solutions to Harrisburg's more im» portant charity problems were sug gested by Miss Hazel I. Clark, gen eral secretary of the Associated Char ities, in her annual report to the Charities last evening. The report, .the election of new di rectors, and a lecture by Dr. Riley M. .T/lttle. secretary of the Philadelphia Society for Organising Charity, were features of the annual gathering held in the Board o\ Trade auditorium. Several hundred of those Interested in the welfare of Harrisburg's needy ones attended. . The local conditions. Insofar as they apply to the handling and care of transients, and the many cases of de sertion of husbands and fathers, were particularly emphasized. Among the remedial recommendations were the following: Establishment of a municipal lodg- Jnghouse; greater co-operation among citizens in registering and reporting to the Associated Charities those who apply or are assisted, so as to prevent duplication; appointment of desertion officers under provisions of the recent law; establishment of a workhouse for deserting husbands and fathers; and the necessity of placing at the dis posal of the more modest renter suit [Continued on l'nge 14] Duke Succeeds in Saving Girl Twice in One Day By Associated Press San Francisco, Cal., March 27. —-■ Twice In one day Duke Kahanamoku. <>f Honolulu, world's champion swim mer, saved the life of Miss Addie Dun var, according to a story told by the young woman on her arrival here yes terday from Hawaii. While swimming at W'aikikl, Miss Dunbar says she was attacked by a huge shark. Kahanamoku swam to her rescue and drove the shark away. A few hours later, while surf rid ing. Miss Dunbar's boat capsized and she was struck on the head by the! gunwale and rendered unconscious.! Again the duke was the hero and I landed her slifely on the beach. Late News Bulletins CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY WINS London, March 27.—Cambridge University to-day won tho annual athletic contest against Oxford University by six events to four. SIR LIONEL CANCELS BOOKING London, March 27.—Sir lion el Garden, British minister of Mexico, to-day canceled his booking on board the Mauretania on which he was to sail from Liverpool to-morrow for New York on his return to Mexico Closing Minutes in Wall Street March -7.—The market closed heavy. Desultory selling affected special Htocks all through the filial hour with sonic Increase of pressure toward the end on Reading and Southern Pacific. I<chlgh Valley met with some support, buut its recovery failed to check the downward trend of the balance of tlte list. Wall Street Closing.—Chesapeake and Ohio, 62%; Jvehigli Valley, 14894; Northern Pacific, 113%; Southern Pacihc, 94: Union Pacific, 1H8%; Odeago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, 99%; P. R. R., 11096; Read ing, 165 Canadian Pacific. 20.V*: Amal. Copper. 75%; IV S. Steci, 35, IBIOi, was $125,000 and the re port of the Secretary of the Treasury on the subject is to the effect that af ter the completion of the extension now under contract the building will still be in an overcrowded condition. He says the necessity for providing for a larger extension than that contem plated is urgent. Should the addi tional appropriation be allowed. It is proposed to follow the original plans and earn* a portion of the extension on Locust street on each side to the heigbth of three stories, thus form ing wings with an ample light shaft between. Tt is thought by the con struction of these wings sufficient room would be provided for post office pur poses and other government offices for several years to come. [Continued on Page 14] CABINET CALLED ON TO HELP THE REORGHZERS Disgust at Post Office Scandal in York-Adams District Imperils Jersey Slate Exposure by the Philadelphia Pub lic Ledger of activities of men con nected with the democratic State com mittee and men prominent In the affairs of the reorganization faction of the Democracy in connection with York county post office appointments has caused a panic among the lead ers of the dominant clique. A general alarm has been sent to, Washington and Secretaries Wilson and Daniels have been drafted to make speeches. Secretary Bryan may be summoned and if the Mexican situation does not get rampant Secretary Garrison will be given the bugle call to invade Penn sylvania in behalf of the Washington ticket of the Democrats. The conditions attending the post office appointments in the York-Adams district have disgusted Democrats all over the State. Methods which the present bosses of the machine have decried for years are declared by the Ledger to have been unearthed and Wilson Bailey, the hat passer for the Democratic State committee, has been named as figuring in matters which a committee concerned only for the lights of the people should abhor. Thus far not a chirp has come from the State headquarters of the Dem ocracy, although federal officials and congressmen have been demanding in vestigation. The whole matter is one of the most disgraceful known In the State in a long time and the Painter ly Continued on Page t3] Arson Squad Destroys Major General's Home By Associated Press Belfast, Ireland, March 27.—A suf fragist arson squad early to-day burned Abbeylands, the splendid coun try residence of Major General Sir Hugh McCalmont near Whlteabbey on Belfast Lough. The house, although fully furnished, was not occupied ex cept by caretakers. The loss is $75,000. The suffragettes recently'threatened to start war against the Ulster Union ist leaders because of the refusal of Sir Edward Carson to support the suf frage movement. HARRISBURG, PA, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 27, 1914 WON WINS FIRST 1 SKIRMISH IN FIGHT FOR TOLLS REPEAL House Votes 207 to 176 Refusing to Continue Discussion on Rule to Limit Debate ADMINISTRATION CONFIDENT ' Party Lines Broken and Clark and Underwood Vote Against President By Associated Press Washington. D. C., March 27. : President Wilson won the first battle lof his fight to repeal the Panama j tolls exemption to-day,' when the j House, by a vote of 207 to 176. refused |to continue discussion on the ru'le to limit to twenty hours the debate on the Sims bill. I Party lines were eliminated In the | vote, which was a round victory for I [Continued on Page 17] VILLA LEADS REBELS INTO GOMEZ PALACIO ; AFTER 4 DAYS' FIGHT Constitutionalist General Predicts He Will Be in Torreon Soon By Associated Fress Constitutionalist Head quarters, above Torreon, March 26 (Delayed by Censor). —General Villa and his rebel army, after four days of almost incessant flghtlng( during which vic tory seemed first with one side and ithen with the other, occupied Gomez Palacio to-day. Losses on both sides have been ' heavy. The rebels delivered three assaults before permanent success was achiev ed and at times the battle extended into the streets leading to Torreon proper. Villa predicts that he will have the j latter city by Saturday or Sunday. A pitiable incident of the battle I was the disabled wounded crying for j water, the lack of which was as dead | ly as bullets. j The meager hospital corps, consist ling of a half dozen wagons, died heroic | work, but was unable to cope with I the situation. It. was the first time j in recent Mexican revolutions that the I (lag of the Red Cross has been seen iti a rebel army. In Thick of Fight Garbed in a dusty, torn suit, a slouch hat and a red handkerchief tied about his neck as in his bandit days, General Villa, among the ragged, thirsty, half-famished soldiers who. have fought day and night for the capture of Torreon, was a conspicu-1 oils figure. The conventional notion I of a commanding general directing! a campaign through field glasses and I with a map spread before him found no illustration in Villa. Tnstead, he: i climbed over the rocky hills or crept j ' among the ruosquito bushes to tell the J men at what points to lire. His prln-! eipal activity was that of a scout, but j his presence never failed to inspire' I the soldiers wherever he appeared. I The rebels fought amid scenes of \ intense suffering. Water was scarce j and was supplied only from tanks, hauled on freight cars at the rear.! Kations had become unavailable after! the first day's fighting, for the battle' was too continuous to permit the men I to retire for food. With nothing behind them but a desert and before them only the j enemy, the rebels fought unaffected by the scattered heaps of dead and 1 wounded. Villa Is Confident General Villa during pauses in the | firing talked confidently of the fall of! | Torreon. He did not place himself, however, among those who believe thi 1 1 capture of Torreon would spell the collapse of the Huerta regime, but in timated rather that he expected Huer ta to fight on until possibly the rebel forces surrounded Mexico City. "When we take Torreon, which we will do," said General Villa, mop ping the dust from his face as he sat on his horse, "we will establish our military base there for movements eastward and southward. Chihuahua with General Carranza there, will be come the provisional capltol. It will be the center of our civil government. But the military government will be here and It will be a moving govern ment." Complete Defeat of Gen. Villa and His Forces Is Reported Washington, March 27.—Complete defeat at Villa and the constitutional ist forc«W before Torreon was re|>orted to the Mexican embassy here to-day tu | a dispatch from Senor PortiUoy Rotas, minister of foreign affairs. Minister Portillo's dispatch confirm ing an earlier one from the Mexican consul at Kl Paso says the constitu tionalist forces were decisively re pulsed and driven back several miles from their positions of vantage. Tlie earlier dispatch said: "Rebels I >ave been severely defeated at Tor reon. A column of 5,000 troops un der General Moure have left SaltiUo In flanking movement to reinforce the garrison. The rebels last week also suf fered a severe repulse at Monoelova, losing over 1,000 men as well as at Arteaga where the losses were over 1,00." PfUNCK FTIANCOIS MARIK DIF.S By Associated Press i Montreux, Switzerland. March 27 Prince Francois Marie, of the two Sici lies, died here to-day. • ON STILTS, HARRISBURG MAN WILL WALK TO E22SSSIHH^^I SEE WON! MING FROM WINDOW SILL AT GOUIITY POORHOM Watchman Looking Up Sights Crazed Inmate Holding to Ledge With One Hand An hour or so after midnight this morning. Mrs. Ella Tracy, a tempo rarily insane patient at the almslruuse, slyly pried loosi- the wooden window bars of her cell on the third floor, crawled out on the sill and lowered herself from the window by clinging to the frame with her hands. She gently swung her body to and fro; then she released her grip on the sill with one hand, and was about to let go with the other, When a startled watchman on the lawn forty feet below, spied the figure of the crazed woman. The guard instantly gave the alarm and Steward John W. Early and Miss [Continued on Pajce 7] Grabbed Roll of Man Who Was Going to Lend Him a Dollar Kobert Klllinger, of 138 South Sec ond street, was robbed of SBS, last even ing, at Court and Cherry streets. Kll linger, accompanied by another man, were walking down Court street. As they reached the corner the man asked Klllinger for a loan of sl. When Kll linger drew the roll of bills from his pocket the stranger grabbed it and ran. The police were notified. Eighteen Members of Steamer Crew Drowned By Associated Press London, March 27. Eighteen of the crew of the French steamer St. Paul were drowned to-day. The steamer struck a rock and sunk while entering the port of Brisbane, Australia, accord ing to a Lloyd's dispatch. The St. Paul was on the way from Noumea to Syd ney. MRS. EDDY LEFT ESTATE VAXLED AT 92,51M>,632 Speciai to The Telegraph Concord, N. H.. March 27.—Josiah E. Fernald, administrator of thtf estate of Sirs. MAry Baker Eddy, made a tinul settlement of his account to-day in the Probate Court. He turned over to the trustees appointed by the court, who were specified In Mrs. Eddy's will and who are the directors of the Christian Science Mother Church, the sura of 12,- ASO.BM.IS. Gravely Sets Fire to His Bed Before Jail Hearing And Now an Inquiry Will Be Made Into Gentleman's Men tal Condition Before Warren. Shoop reluctantly stepped out of his cell In the Dauphin county prison last evening to attend his hearing in the warden's offices, lie gravely set a lighted match to his bed and set tire to it. Shoop was urrested by Detective "Jack" Welsh and County Detective Walters, charged with stealing a horse from Daniel Snavely, Fort Hunter. iIHUMBEn COUNTY BAR UNITES TO ENDORSE KUNKEL Clearfield, Perry, Luzerne, West moreland and Huntingdon Co.'t Send in Petitions The united bar of Northumberland county has endorsed the candidacy of Judge George Kunkel for the State Su preme Court bench. In a series of reso lutions, signed by fifty-five of the most prominent lawyers of that Judicial dis trict. Judge Kunkel is pronounced as pre-eminently the man for the place, and the nonpartisan committee having his campaign In charge is promised the heartiest support of those whose sig natures are attached to the paper. At the same time there was received at the Kunkel headquarters in this city a petition from Northumberland county signed by 112 prominent citizens, among them Judges H, W. Cummings apd Fred B. Hoser, praying for the nomination of Judge Kunkel at the primaries in May. Clearfield county. Perry county, West moreland county and Huntingdon coun ties also sent In Kunkel petitions to day, and the campaign is going forward splendidly, according to reports at head quarters. MAY ROI/I/ STEEL Receivers of the Central Iron and Steel Confljany to-day were given the permission of the Dauphin County Court In an order handed down by Judge Kunkel to roll 9,000 tons of steel for the Pennsylvania Steel Com-, pany to be used In the construction of a bridge at Memphis over the Mississippi river. The job Involves an expenditure for material and help totaling $200,000. A Ten-foot High Mercury Will Speed Away to Pana ma-Pacific Exposition Un der Direction of the Tele graph TO LEAVE FEDERAL SQUARE APRIL 1 Will Carry Greetings to May ors, Governors, and Mil lions of People Along the Way; to Finish Trip Feb. 1,1915 Greeting from the Harrlsburg Tele graph to the commissioners of th* Panama exposition, to the governors of many States, the mayors of hun dreds of cities and towns, and to thou sands of other live wire newspapers will be carried across the continent ON STILTS. Starting from Federal Square, In front of the Telegraph building, at high noon April 1, F. E. Wilvert, or IB North Thirteenth street, this city, will start for San Francisco on his extended legs that cover yards at a single step. Will he make it? Ah! that's a question for the "Stilt King" to an swer himself. "You can bet your bottom dollar to a toothpick I'll make it!" he said this morning. 'I will sprint into San Fran fContinued on Page 14J Shoop's mental condition, it has de veloped. will require an inquiry by a commission. So violent had he grown liist evening that Alderman George Hoverter would not permit Shoop to be brought to hia office but went to the Jail himself to conduct the trial. Fending the appointment of the lunacy commission and its findings, Shoop was held for court under SSOO bail. RIVERTON WJUER GO DSKSIWCTIOII IGIINST GIMP HILL Attorneys For Corporation Want to Restrain Borough From In terfering With Work - A Special to The Ttltgraph Carlisle, Pa., March 27.—Attorneys for the Riverton Water Company in Court here to-day aske.l for a prelimi nary injunction to prevent the bor ough of Camp Hill from interfering with them in digging up the street and [doing other work on their pipe lines in that town, and also a«k that the in junction be made permanent. The trouble grew out of the efforts of the water company to shut off the water supply of patrons In that bor ough who refused to pay the increased rate asked by the corporation. At that time seven officials and employes were arrested on complaint of the bor ough otficers and committed to jail. To-day the attorneys for the com pany also filed suits against the bor ough in behalf of William Zellers, H. W. Johnston and Carl Saunders for false arrest and imprisonment, asking damages. No statement has been filed, merely preliminary legal steps being taken. DOWAGER EMPRESS ILL Toklo, March 27.—The Dowager Empress Haruko of Japan Is seriously ill to-day at Numazu, a watering place southwest of Yokohama, where she * ©aides in th« imperial villa. | 1 20 PAGES, * POSTSCRIPT. KEITH. VAUDEVILLE BE. DIES 111 PiLM BEACH Was 67 Years Old and Apparently Had Been in the Best of Health VICTIM OF HEART FAILURE Born in New Hampshire and Re mained on Farm Unlil He Was 18 Years Old By Associated Press Pal in Bench, Flu., March "7.—8. F, I Keith, of Brookline, Mass., the vaude- Iville magnate, died suddenly of heart I failure at his hotel here at midnight Inst night. I Air. Keilh was 67 years of age and I apparently had been in tli'e best of I health. Mrs. Keith and Paul Keith, u son, were with him here. Mr. Keith iind his son Paul had been discussing business matters In their apartment* I ind the latter, stepping outside for a moment, returned to find his father J dead. The body will be> taken to Boston to-day. Mr. Keith was married to Miss Ethel Bird Chase, in Washing lon, D. i'. t on October 29 last. They were spending the winter her«. Lived on a Farm Benjamin F. Keith was bora In Hillsboro Bridge, N. H. t and until he was 18 years of age was content to live on ihe farm. At that age he saw a. performance of Van Amburgh's cir cus and lie became a follower of the shows is a laborer. He ventured into' the show business for himself several years later and followed it until 1885 when he conceived the Idea of contin uous performance theaters, or vaude ville. The success of vaudeville was al most spontaneous and Mr. Keith was launched upon a career that placed him in the front ranks of theatrical managers and owners. In 1906 he combined forces with F. F. Proctor, his greatest competitor, and for a time the firm owned a large number of vaudeville theaters, known as the Keith & Proctor circuit. Later the (Irm dissolved and Mr. Keith organ ized a new string of theaters, now well known as the Keith circuit. ELEVEN WORKMEN DROWNED By Associated Press Bruusbuettel, Germany, March 27. —Eleven workmen were drowned to day when a suspended cable car fell into a lock of the Kiel canal while they were crossing from one side to the other. AMERICANS GAIN FAVOR By Associated Prtss Washington, D. C., March 27. American made automobiles are gain ing in favor abroad while foreign made cars aro losing their popularity in this country, according to a De partment of Commerce statement to day on the exports and Imports of au tomobiles In January. I THE WEATHER [ For Harrlaburg and vicinity! Rain ! to-night anil Saturday; cooler | Saturday. For F.aatrrn Pennsylvania I Rain to il Ik fit and Saturday; cooler Satur day ( light to moderate variable winds. River The main river and the lower por tlon* of the North and West branches will continue to rise to night and Saturday. The upper portions of the branchea will probably begin to fall to-night, unleaa the rain Indicated for th« Suaquehanaa Valley ahould be heavy. Flood warning* have been iaaned for the North Branch. Maximum atagca, approximately aa followa. were Indicated by this mornlng'a | reportai Towanda, 18 feet; Wllkea-Bnrre, 2S| Wllllamsport, 12.5) Sellnsgrove about 11. A. ' ntagr of ahoirt 18 feet Is indicated for Harrlsburg Saturday, but thin stage may be exceeded if heavy rains occur, General Conditions 1/nNettled weather prevails over the greater part of the country thla morning. Rain haa Mien generally In the Mississippi and Ohio valley* and the Lake re gion. and locally In the Susque hanna \ alley; alao la Oregon and Washington. Temperature; 8 a. m., 54; 1 p. m., 71, Sum Itlses, 3i5N a. m.; sets, fli-4 p. m. Moon ■ X«n moon, first quarter. April Mr-It a. m. Itiver Stage; 8.0 feet bove low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Illgheat temperature, 70. liimeat temperature, 47. Menu temperature, 58. Normal temperature, 42. MARRIAGES I.ICENSKS Joseph 11. Hartman, Lykens town ship, and Elmu E. Wllker, Grats. . S It Must Pay You Unless the advertisers who use , this newspaper can make their business announcements of profit to you they cannot hope to make I them of profit to themselves. They must please you to make a customer of you. 1 ' Naturally they are going to make their offerings as attractive as possible in their advertise ments. But more than that they are going to make good on their promises. Indeed, the wise advertiser tries to do a little better than ho promises. It Is to your own interest and to the advantage of your pocket book to read the advertising in a representative newspaper like the Telegraph. Glance over the announcements to-day and see how fully thay cover every huirian want.