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Huitf&ftSky sera per to Start For 'Frisco From H ARRISBURG. ifilslis TELEGRAPH LXXXIII— No. 76 Charged With Stealing $20,000, HarrisburgMail Clerk Is Arrested Today Postal Authorities Believe Allison Hill Man Took Money That Disappeared July 5, 1912; Two Packages of SIO,OOO in Currency Was Lost; Big Force of In spectors Have Been at Work on Case; to Get Hear ing April 9 Charged with stealing <30.000 In United States currency from two reg istered mail packages, each contain ing <IO,OOO, William R. Baum, HO years old, a railway mall clerk of 330% Crescent street, tilts city, this morning wap arrested by James W. Snyder, deputy United States marshal. The packages of currency alleged to have been stolen by the Harris burg mall clerk were en rotue rrom St. Paul National Bank, St. Paul, 2100 MUSICUNS TO SWELL BIG PARADE OF STATE FIREMEN Nearly Every Company to Be Here Will Bring Band; Thousands to Be in Line Twenty one hundred musicians and 4,500 fifemen as members of more . than 100 companies have to date sig nified their acceptance of the invita tions extended by the general commit tee of Harrisburg in charge of plans for the State firemen's convention in i October. Nearly all the companies will bring bands, and as a result the parade is expected to be the biggest musical procession that ever went through the Ftreets of Harrisburg. In addition, eleven companies with full apparatus will swell the column of the parade. This preliminary canvas of tire com panies shows an almost unanimous de sire on the part of companies through out the State to make the trip here ' In October. It is expected that hun dreds of other companies will arrange to be here in addition to those enu- I merated below j The following acceptances are re ported up to date: I Innes Hose Company, Canton, forty men and Canton Cornet Band; Wil j liam Penn Hose Company, Philadel ' phia, thirty-five men; Hancock Chem ical Company, Norristow'n, 100 men and Liberty Band; Swarthmore Fire Association, seventy-five men and band; Brandy wine Fire Company, rfoatesville, 125 men and Coatesville Kand of thirty pieces; Keystone Hook r B»nd Ladder Company, Jlyerstown, fifty-six men and Acme Band; Lehigh [Hook and Ladder Company, South /Bethlehem, fifty men and band of (' thirty pieces; Lebanon Hook and Lad ■ der Company, forty men and band of (thirty pieces; Susquehanna Fire Com pany, Columbia, sixty men and band; Hygienic Hose Company, Steelton, J Bixty men and Penbrook Band; Wash ington Fire Company, Ashland, fifty men and Ashland Band of thirty pieces; Goodwill Firo Company, Leba non, forty men and band; Volunteer Fire Association, Philadelphia, forty ttien and band of twenty-five pieces; Westgrove Fire Company. Westgrove, /hirty-two men and band of twenty /pieces; Union Firo Company, Carlisle, / fifty men and band; Pioneer Fire ' Company, Marietta, 100 men and band of twenty-five pieces; Humane Kire Company, Norristown, sixty men and band of tw?nty-flve pieces; Good will Fire Company, York, seventy five men and band; Rescue Hook and Ladder Company, Mechanicsburg, fifty men and band; Washington Hook i nnd Ladder Company, Beading, sixty [Continued on Page 81 Late News Bulletins HOME RULE DEBATE STARTS London, March 31.—After a week or sensational developments In connection with the Ulster situation the House of Commons to-day started the debate on the second reading of Uie home rule for Ireland bill. It is ea-pected the measure will occupy the House for at least three days. TORREON HAS NOT FALLEN Washington, March 31.—the Mexican embassy here to-day received the following message from the foreign Office in Mexico City: "Torreon has not fallen and the government Is quite confident that it will not fall, according to the latest reports received by the government from the front." KOETTERS GUILTY OF MURDER Chicago, March 31.—John B. Koetterg to-day was fonnd guilty of murdering Airs. Emma Kraft, of Cincinnati, and his punishment fixed at life Imprisonment. The Jury took the case yesterday afternoon. Koof tors killed Mrs. Kraft In a Chicago hotel with a hammer after Obtaining possession of her money. NEGRO WOMAN LYNCHED MUSKOGEE, Okla.. March 31.—Marie Scott, a negro woman who Sunday night killed Lemuel Peace, a young white man, by driving a knife into his heart, was taken out of the Wagoner county jail early to day and hanged to a telegraph pole. The mob which wns'musked, over powered the jailer, a one-armed mnn, threw a rope over the woman's head and dragged her out of the jail. PAY 5 CENTS OR RIDE FREE Toledo, Oliio, March 31.—City Solicitor Tliurstin to-day advised that patrons of the Toledo Railways and Light Company refuse to Dav more than three-cent fare. The company still continues to refuse to ac oept three cents and carries patrons who refuse to pay five cents Thousands are riding free. ,reo - Wall Street Closing.—Chesapeake & Ohio, 63%: la-high Vallor 114%; Northern Pacific, 114%; Southern Pacific, 95 V; Union Pacific! 160; C.. M. & St. P., 100)4: P. R. R, Reading. 166 ; Canadiaii Pacific, 207*4; Amal. Copper, 78l'. S. Steel, «:i %. Minn., to a New York city bank. The I money disappeared July 5, 1911'. Ever! since a large force of Inspectors has i been at work on the case. t Baum was arrested this morning just as he was leaving his home to re-1 port for duty at the Pennsylvania' Railroad station. He was taken to' the office of Leroy F. Wolfe, United ] States Commissioner. In default of l [Continued on Page 11] DEMOCRATS FALSIFY IN EFFORT TO SHOW ENROLLMENT GAINS! Transpose Figures and Pad Re turns in Attempt to Make Showing in County Notwithstanding the efforts of the MoCormlck and Ryan factions of the Democratic party to get out a full en rollment in Dauphin county this Spring, In order to make a big show ing at the primaries, the enrollment figures, so far as they are obtainable, show that the Democrats have gained only 616 over the Wilson vote In 1912. On the other hand, with no effort on the part of the Republican party to run up the enrollment this Spring, the figures on tile in the office of the County Commissioners show a gain of 3,274 over the Taft vote Ir. 1912, in itlie districts outside the city. Repub | licans regurd this as a splendid sViow j ing, in view of the efforts of the Dem- I ocrats to line up voters and their own inactivity in this respect. The McCormlck newspaper organ this morning attempts to make it ap pear that Democratic strength shows a phenomenal Increase as a result of the enrollment this Spring. How ac curate Its figures are may be Judged from the fact that in the first precinct of Swatara township the Patriot gives the Republicans a total of 38 votes. The enrollment books show a total of j 64. The Patriot gives the Democrats j63 in that precinct; in reality they j have 45. in the second precinct the Patriot has a total of 41 Democratic ; votes: in reality the Democrats liave 38. In the third nrecinct the Patriot | claims 115 votes for ttie Democrats and 97 for the Republicans. In real ity the Republicans have 115 and the Democrats 97. In the fourth precinct the Patriot gives the Republicans 106; in reality the Republicans have 109. ! The Patriot claims a gain of 93 votes in Swatara township. In reality the gain of the Democrats over the vote for Wilson in 1912 Is just 13 votes. The figures at the office of the County Commissioners are not totaled by precincts and It would require a full day to work them out accurately on that basis. The foregoing figures are sufficient, however, to Illustrate the desperate efforts to which the Democrats are going to make it ap pear that their party is gaining strength throughout Dauphin county. RIYOURA ACCEPTS PLACE Tokio, March 31.—Visoount Ketgo Kiyoura, former minister of Justice and minister of education, to-day ac cepted the task of forming a new cabinet to take the place of that un der the premiership of Count Yama moto which resigned office owing to the naval scandals. HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 31, 1914. SEITZ RE-ELECTED CITY SOLICITOR; MAYOR 15 PEEVED Royal Says He Hadn't Been Con sulted, So He Opposes Every thing as Usual RITZMAN APPOINTMENT IN I Council to Meet Monday to Con sider New Police and Food Inspection Jobs t -» Council's Action in To-day's Session Daniel S. Seitz. re-elected City Solicitor for H term of two years, by 4 to J vote. Present term ex pires first Monday of May, 1014. Major John K. noyal opposed ac tion. rhorKlnK irregularity; said he hnd not been consulted. Koval motion to lay appointment over for week falls by 3 to 2 vote. Taylor motion to election of solicitor for term dating from flrsf Monday, In .January, lOt-1. In accordance with provisions Clark act. adopted by 3 to - vote. Resolution appolntlug Dr. Allen T. Rttziuan. aMlntant health officer 01- '°Vw ordinances ottered Includedt Providing *B0t» from mercantile license taxes to pay salurj of li cense tax officer; authorising I" 11 "" chase of street sprinkler and street sweeper, not to exceed $1,000; chang ing names of streets and transferrin)! unexpended 1013. bal ances to various departmental funds. Complaint received from A. H. Metzgar relative to storage of gas oline on premises of neighbor, re ferred to Commissioner of Public Property M. Harvey Taylor. Council decides to meet Monday, I at 4 o'clock, instead of Tuesday, at 1 o'clock, next week, when ap pointees for food Inspectors, police I captain, Ave patrolmen will be pre sented. \ Dan iel S. 11 especial need for the election at this time, and that he believed the action was "irregu lar," Mayor John K. Royal alone vot ed against the selection of Mr. Seitz. When Commissioner M. Harvey Taylor read from the Clark act the provision of the law under which the election of the city solicitor was sug gested, Mayor Royal merely said he didn't construe the law that way. The Mayor immediately upon the introduction of the Taylor resolution moving for the election of a city so licitor, enlisted the aid of Commis sioner Gorgas and offered a counter resolution to lay Taylor's resolution over for a week. Council defeated the Royal resolution by a vote of 3 to 2, Commissioners Bowman, Lynch and Taylor voting for it. I Continued on Page 16] DEMOCRATIC POSTAL SCANDAL WILL REACH INTO OTHER COUNTIES Sale and Purchase of Post Offices Not Confined to York and Adams I Special to The Telegraph Philadelphia, March 31.—-Sale and purchase of Post Office appointments exists in other counties of Pennsyl vania than York and Adams counties, according to United States Senator Penrose, who said that the I recent exposure of the method by jwhich these federal places were bar tered and paid for soon would be fol lowed by others of a similar nature. He said the evidence was in process of collection. He would not say what other counties were affected. Senator Penrose's assertions were i peppery. He charged In addition that i campaign contributions were being ! solicited from federal officeholders In violation of the penal laws. He char acterized the Democratic leadership of Congressman Palmer In Pennsylvania as high-handed and inexperienced. "There is hardly a Post Office ap pointment in the State that has not rent the Democratic party in the sec tions affected. So high-handed are the methods of the unterrlfied and In j experienced leaders that their agents [are abroad openly soliciting contribu- Itions from federal officials in the pre jclncts of federal buildings, contrary I [Continued on Page 3.] He Swam Creek, Ran Home, and Crawled Into Bed to Escape Police I When chased yesterday by Patrol man Shelhass, in South Ninth street, Stove Jacklovltch jumped Into Paxton creek, ran to his home nearby, and crawled Into bed. where he was found I later by the 'officer. Jacklovltch, with Andy Roslovitcli, were 'Shu.rged with beating up Andrew Mlclovitch, who testified against an- I other foreigner In police court yester day. Mayor Royal fined each (10, , COUGH WILL RESIGN CONTROLLERSHIP OF CITY. HEANNOUNCES Will Take This Step So Council Can Provide For His Successor AWAITED BLAIR DECISION Seitz Thinks Proper Procedure Is For County Official to Quit Formally Within the next few days County Controller Henry W. Gough will for mally resign as the City Controller of Harrlsburg, it is understood, and so provide the opportunity for Council to appoint his successor under the new commission form of government. The County Controller's action Is made possible by the decision yester day of the Blair County Court to the effect that the county controllership act of March 27, 1913, is constitu tional. When the act creating the office of county controller became effective the only county in the State in which the legality of the law was questioned was Blair county, in Dauphin, Erie and some other counties the question of whether or not the county auditors should audit the accounts of 1913 was raised and the decision in this problem is still pending in the Dauphin County Courts. Throughout the State, however, the various county contrcllers were con tent to abide by the decision of the Blair County Court, Mr. Gough along with the others. His term as City Con troller didn't expire, however, until 1916, but he said he considered that his office as City Controller fell when he took over the office of County Con troller. Cough's Position The offices are not Incompatible, however, and In the absence of a de cision which would lead Mr. Gough to resign formally. City Council took no action toward electing a successor to Mr. Gough as City Controller. "To my mind,' said Mr. Gough this morning, "my position as controller i for the city ended when I took the oath as County Controller. Our Coun ty Solicitor didn't see fit to raise the question of constitutionality of the act of March 27, 1913, because he held that the construction of the act as raised In Blair county was entirely too teelHiical and wouldn't hold In the courts. So I decided to await tte de cision from Blair county, although in the meantime I didn't think it neces sary to resign as City Controller. I have not been In the city's employ and, of course, I drew no pay from the city." "However." continued Mr. Gough, 'if it is considered necessary- by the City Solicitor that I should formally resign as City Controller, why I shall certainly do so." City Solicitor Seitz said to-day that he had not been informed of the Blair County Court's decision, other than what was contained in the newspaper reports. In discussing the County Controller's view, Mr. Seitz said he believes It will be the proper pro cedure for Mr. Gough to formally re sign. MASONS TO EAT BOAST BKEK Elaborate preparations have been made for a roast beef dinner to be held this evening, at 7 o'cl-ock, by Perse verance Ijodge. Free and Accepted Masons. The dinner will be held in the aHsemblv room of the Mastonic Temple, Third and State street. More than 400 members of the organization will be present. HUMAN SKYSCRAPER SMS TOMORROW FOR PACIFIC COAST To Leave Telegraph Building Promptly at Noon on His Extended Legs F. E. Wtlvert, human skyscraper, who will walk on stilts with a mes sage from the Harrtsburg Telegraph to the Panama T'aciflc Exposition, and to the people of the United States along the route, will start on his long hike to-morrow at noon from the Telegraph Building. Promptly at noon the ten-foot eight inches of humanity, clad in khaki and a top hat and bearing a placard on his back with greetings from this newspaper, will launch himself West ward. His wife and child will pre cede him, and traveling by train, will greet him in various cities along the way. Wilvert. will visit officials of each town along the route, securing their signatures to authenticate his visit, and will also send, from time to time, accounts of his trip to the Telegraph, so that readers of this paper may fol low him as he journeys "over hill, over dale, through brush, through mire," forcing his way up and down grade with a persistent pace, and his wooden leg extension will beat a tattoo along the dirt pavements of Pennsyl vania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Mis souri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and California. Wilvert lias slightly changed his route through Pennsylvania, and in stead of going via Marysvllle, Duncan - non and Altoona, the revised direction will be as follows: Leaving Harrls burg, to Mechanlcsburg, Carlisle, Newville, Shlppensburg, Chambers burg, Bedford, Stoyestown, Johns town, Derry, Latrobe, Greensburg, Jeanette, Irwin, Braddock, Wllklns burg and through greater Pittsburgh. THUMB CRUSHED T. S. Milllken, 'of 204K Herr street, an employe at the Division street freight station of the Pennsylvania Railroad, had a crushed thumb treated at the Harris burg Hospital this morning. PRESIDENTS PANAM ATTACKED BY REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS IN Widow of Famous Artist Testified For Mme. Caillaux j » w *'« •••? «3 ••• • ■ ■ ' « V/e - * ■ •*< , •< V ' '}■■* *'' > i' , ,•- ' * j VS.' * vrf'' V v *n S AS '"'l I ' fV- - v .Ji " v.? -jx MME. THEOBO LD CHARTRAN Paris, March 31.—Mme. Thcobold Chartran, widow of the famous French artist, Is expected to prove to be a valuable witness for the defense at the trial of Mme. Henrlette Caillaux for the murder of M. Gaston Cal mette, editor of Le Figaro. Mme. Chartran testified at the preliminary hearing that Calmette held 111 his possession letters even more personal and Intimate than the one he published, which resulted Indirectly In his being shot by the wife of the ex-Minister of Finance. DICKINSON NAMED FOR JUDGESHIP IN NEW PA. DISTRICT Chester Man Nominated For Place Today by President Wilson By Associated Press Washington, D. C., March 31.— The nomination of Oliver B. Dickinson, of Chester, Pa., to be United States dis trict judge for the new Eastern Dis trict of Pennsylvania, was prepared at the White House to-day by President Wilson for transmission to the Senate. Minister Who Raised $2,000,000 to Pay Off Small Mortgages, Dies By Associated Press Chicago, 111., March 31.—The Kev. James Rowe, 64 years old, who. Is said to have raised more money to pay the indebtedness of small Methodist Epis copal churches than any other man. died suddenly early to-day at his home here. For six years he had been corresponding secretary of the Chi cago Home Missionary and Church Extension Society, .of . the Methodist Church. In this capacity he Is cred ited with raising more than $2,000,- 000 to pay off church mortgages. CHAUFFEUR CARRIED RE PEATERS By Associated Press Terre Haute, Ind., March 31.—When the trial of Mayor Donn M. Roberts, charged with election frauds, was re sumed in the circuit court to-day, Walter A. Myers, a chauffeur, was re called for cross examination. Myers yesterday testified that for three days last October he had hauled repeaters to registration booths in this city and later had driven repeaters to different voting precincts at the election in Nn. vember. . CLARK REFUSES TO FOLLOW PRESIDENT IN JUMPING PLATFORM Suggests Two Years' Suspension of Tolls; Says Stand May Cost His Political Life By Associated Press Washington, D. C., March 31. Speaker Clark took the floor to-day In the Panama Canal debate with the suggestion of a two years' suspension of tolls. Speaker Clark said in ex plaining his position: "Most assuredly the 'mistaken economlc-pollcy' reason of the Presi dent is untenable and fades away be fore the stubborn facts of our history. [Continued oil Page 7] Shortest Will Gives to Wife Estate of $35,000 Special to The Telegraph Sunbury, Pa., March 31.—in one of the shortest wills ever entered of record in the office of John I. Carr, A. D. Blasser, who was a wealthy re tired Herndon farmer, gives his ?30,- 000 estate to his wife in these words; "I give my wife, Elizabeth, all I have." His property consists of farm land, timber and limestone lots. Ho is also reputed to be a heavy stockholder in several banks. The will was made October 9, 1913, and witnessed by Robert Rieger and W. W. Derrick, both of Herndon. Jacob Hoffman, Herndon, is named as the executor. WILLIAM F. KIRBY ELECTED By Associated Press Little Rock, Ark., March 31.—Of ficial returns from seventy-two coun ties and complete but unofficial re turns from the remaining three coun ties in Arkansas give William F. Kirby, associate Justice of the State Supreme Court, a majority of 184 votes over United States Senator JameL P. Clarke in the contest for the Democratic nomination as United States Senator from Arkansas which lis equivaent to election. • 16 PAGES • POSTSCRIPT. Independence of Underwood and Clark Lauded by Speakers; Wilson's Posi tion Condemned MANN SEES DANGER TO (/. 5. IN TIME OF WAR Humphrey Denounces Posi tion of Administration; Repealer Will Be Passed | By Associated Press Washington, March 31.—1n an at mosphere of tense excitement, the struggle in the House over President Wilson's proposal to repeal the Pan ama tolls exemption, was to-day pressed to its last stage. A full attendance on the floor and a throng of anxious spectators, such aa the House has seldom seen in the gal leries, waited for the concluding ver bal battle and the deciding vote which was expected late this afternoon or early to-night. On the program for speeches were Speaker Champ Clark, Republican Leader Mann, both opposed to the "•resident, and Representatives Sher ley and Covington, for the admlnlstr&« tlon. Leaders on both sides worked fev erishly on the floor, and the cloak rooms, and the whips reported sev eral changes in the line up, although the changes generally balanced. Ad ministration supporters confidently claimed the repeal bill would pass by a majority of from 60 to 75. Cheers and applause greeted the opening of the dav's debate. When Representative Humphrey, Republi can, of Washington, declared that "but for an Injustice the. great and patriotic speaker of this House would to-day be occupying the White House," the galleries joined the floor In a round of applause. Mann Sees Danger Ahead Republican Leader Mann told the House three questions were involved in a repeal of the Panama tolls ex emption—treaty rights, moral rights apart from treaty construction and the economic policy Involved. He maintained that no construction of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty compelled the United States to charge the same tolls on its own ships or those of Panama as were levied on those of other na tions. "If we now agree to the English construction, it Is certain that in the future when we have a war with Japan, or China, or some other coun try, questions will arise in reference to tlielr use and our use of the canal, es pecially as to war vessels, and in that time of stress we will he met with the contention by England, the pres ent ally of Japan, or by some other country, that wc have already con strued that treaty in such a way that we cannot protect the canal without bringing a protest from England, or other countries, which will embarraas, If not defeat, us In the war. "I want to treat England fairly, but 1 believe that under the construction of the treaty we have the right to do as we please in this matter, and that, it is an unfriendly act of England [Continued on Page 11] I THE WEATHER For HarrUburg and vlctnttyl Fair to-nightt Wednesday unsettled? not much change In temperature. For Eautern Pennaylvamai Fair to-night i Wednesday rfondyi moderate to brisk northerly i winds. Hlver ' Showers Monday retarded to •"»« i extent the falling waters In -the M reams of the Susquehanna river my stent, causing the upper portion of the West Branch, which was tailing, to become stationary, and producing a slight rise tn the .lunlata river. The North Branch and main river and the West Branch below Benovo, continued to fall steadily, as expected. The streams will continue to re* I cede to-night and Wednesday and | probably tor several days. General Conditions I showers have occurred within the Inst tnenty-tour houra at nearly half the stations represented on the map. Snow tell at aome placea. In the Bocky Mountains. No decided temperature changes have occurred since last report. Temperaturei Ba. m., 43t 3 p. nu, 54. Sunt Hues, 0i53 a. m.| sets, 6t28 p. m. Moom First quarter, April X 3)41 p. m. River Stage! 15.8 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather lllghes't temperature, 44. Lowest temperature, 88. Mean temperature, 41. Normal temperature, 44. \ Linking Push To Pull When the manufacturer of a na tionally advertised product comes into the columns of this newspa fier with his announcements ho s spending money to pull cus tomers Into the store of the mer chants who keep his wares. It Is up to the merchant to put Ills push behind the manufactur er's pull. l J ush and pull together accom plish much. Push and pull In this sense ! mean Intelligent co-operation. That means bettor service to I the public. And the natural rewards of better service are increased busi ness arwi profits. The linking of Push and Pull in the eo-operativo way la the right way. The Bureau of Advei tising. American Newspaper Publishers Association, World Building, New York, will be glad to answer any questions about co-operative work with dealers In newspaper advertising campaigns. Booklet on request.