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General Huerto Countermands His Orders For Blockade of Port at Tampico
HARRISBURG ifSSlli TELEGRAPH No. 135 LXXXIII — DERRY ST. PAVING JOB TO BE STARTED DURING THIS WEEK Harrisburg Railways, End of East End Work Will Be Completed by To-night at 12 BUSY THROUGHOUT SPRING New Trackage Will Not Be Put In to Service, However, Be fore Next Saturday Paving of Derry street between Eighteenth-and-a-half and Twenty- < third streets will be started to-morrow morning by the Central Construction and Supply Company. The start of the Derry street paving is made possible by the completion of the work on the reconstruction of the Harrisburg Railways Company tracks in Derry street from Thirteenth to Twenty-third streets. P. B. Musser, president of the rail ways company, announced this morn ing that the last bit of work on this job will be completed by 12 o'clock to-night. The Central Construction & Supply Co. has only been waiting until the traction company was through with its end of the Derry street job before moving a steam shovel and force of men out on the actual work of excavation and concreting. Actual excavation will begin to-morrow morn ing or possibly a day latetr. Some of the curbing has already been set. Paving of the Dock street bridge will also be started just as soon as the Harrisburg Railways Company com pletes laying its tracks at this point. The last rail in the new stretch of Derry street tricking will be put in before 6 o'clock this evening and the contractors will complete their end of the job by midnight. Company Hushes Work Completion of this work marks the end of one of the biggest improvement jobs to be undertaken by the railways company thiß summer. The job was completed in record time and with lit tle exception the regular Hummels town, Paxtang and Allison Hill sched ules were maintained throughout the course of the work. Mr. Musser said this morning: "The stretch of track between Thir teenth and Twenty-third streets in Derry is one of the finest in the en tire United States. The rails are of the heaviest sort in use for street rail ways purposes and the concrete bed construction work is of the kind ap proved by leading engineering experts. The new line gives the Allison Hill people the best rail equipment that the company could provide." Schedule time was maintained on the Hill line during'the progress of the work by means of temporary crossovers at Thirteenth, Sixteenth and Eighteenth streets: Work in Thirteenth Street Announcement was made this morn ing that a gang of a hundred men is ' at work this week on repairing the 1 trackage in Thirteenth street between Market and Derry. Patches of track nf several hundred feet In length will lie repaired. Mr. Musser stated that the reason the work in Derry sTfeet was com pleted in record time was because the company kept both day and night forces on the job whenever possible. The tracks from the paving line at Eighteenth-and-a-half street to Twen ty-third are laid in line with the pro posed paving grade and these tracks will not havo to be relaid when the city paves Derry street. The complete line of double track ing will not be in use in Derry street before Saturday because five days must be given for "setting" • of the concrete. 5.000 INSURGENTS ROUTED By Associated Press Vienna, Austria, June B.—Albanian government troops to-day completely routed a force of 5,000 insurgents in the vicinity of Tirana, east of Durazzo, according to a dispatch from the Al banian capital. The insurgents after a recent victory over the government troops had threatened to advance on the capital. I ■ ■' • Late News Bulletins LAY OF 70 AT STEELTON Seventy bricklayers and stone masons were laid off this morning l>y the Pennsylvania Steel Company at Steelton. Announcement is made by the company that the men were laid off because of a "lack of work." EMPRESS LIES ON HER SIDE Rimouskl. Que.. .Tune B.—The tirst step toward recovering the 800 or mfre bodies imprisoned in the wrecked Kmpress of Ireland was taken to-day when a diver descended from the Canadian government lightship tender Druid and for more than an hour explored accessible parts of the sunken liner. The empress was found to be lying on her bide in about 1800 feet of water. Quebec, June B.—Some forty schooners were wrecked and twenty or more (ishcrmcn lost their lives in the storm that swept the coast of Northern New Brunswick and Clmlcurs bay last Friday night. Nearlv all the boats were blown ashore on Miscoti and Shipper-nil island re mote points from which the news came slowly. ' Washington, June H.—The Senate .Judiciary Committee to-dav voted to begin work immediately on the Clayton omnibus trust bill passed last week by the House. Wllllamsport, Pa., June 8.-—George 1, upper t. a widely known fur niture manufacturer and wealthy resident of Wllllamsport. died to-dav after a long illness. Wshington. June B.—Nine Imnlulred million bushels of wheat ul- 1 most half of the average world's wheat production, and a new record lor the United States is the prospective total yield of the farms of the country tills year, the Department of Arglculture announced to-dav in its June crop report. The enormous crop will be 127,000,000 bushels more than ever was grown before in the United States in any one year. Madrid, June B.—Colonel Theodore Roosevelt arrived at Madrid this afternoon on his first visit to Spain, completing his journey to at !s® redding of his son, Hermit Roosevelt, and Miss Belle Wyatt Williird, daughter of the American ambassador to Spain Washington, June B.—The Supreme Court to-dav upheld the In terstate Commerce Commission's orders in the Shrcvcnort rate ease thus placing Interstate railroads more under the commission and less under State commissions. j WaN Street Closing —Chesapeake & Ohio, Lehigh Valley, 136 4; Northern Pacific, 111 Southern Pacific, IKI u, • Union Pacific C.. M. & St. P., 101; P. R. It., 1114; Reading, 165*7 N Y Central' 93; Canadian Pacific, 195 U. S. Steel, 62 K. a ' ONLY ONE HOUSE OF ILL REPUTE IN CITY, SAY POLICE Telegraph's Crusade Against Vice Productive of Unexpected Results in Harrisburg WHOLE TOWN CLEANED UP One Other Place Being Closely Watched; "Soliciting" Is Reported Only one house of questionable character to-day exists In Harrisburg, according to the quarterly police re port of CoL Joseph B. Hutchison, chief of police, to the Dauphin county court lit June quarter sessions. In a report six months ago Col. Hutchison said that he knew of more than twenty-five places of ill repute. The names and addresses of the own ers of these places were returned to court and they were printed in the Telegraph. Notice was served on the police department that the Harrisburg tenderloin must be closed to its hid eous traffic. And the report to-day shows the result. In all Harrisburg, when once the police really got busy, the chief of police knows of only one house of questionable character. The house in question is: Corner of Strawberry and Cowden streets, owned by Ben Pruss, con ducted by Mary Crawley. One other mention of an establish ment that was watched by the police is mentioned. This is No. 510 Straw berry street and, according to the po lice report, "colored women sit on the porch and openly solicit." As to the existence of gambling houses, etc., selling of liquor illegally and the other violations of the law to which the officers are required to an swer in their reports, the police con stables state that they have had sus picions in some instances, but suffi cient evidence to convict was lacking. In other instances where they are able to back up their suspicions with evi dence, the cases were returned to court. Examinations in Grade Schools Begin Today Examination in the grade schools started to-day when grades eight and nine were examined in grammar. All students In grade nine must be exam ined, while those below that grade if earning certain averages will not have to undergo the written test. Exemp tions are earned in grades one to five by a general average of not less than 70 nor less than 60 in any study, while from grades six to eight it is neces sary in order to escape examinations to have a general average of 75 and not less than 65 in any study. To-morrow examinations will be conducted in history, grades eight and nine, language, grades six and seven and mental arithmetic grade five—all these at 9 o'clock. At 10 o'clock grade five will be examined in language. The examinations continue Wednesday and Thursday. CAR AND WAGON COLLIDE A milk wagon owned and driven by D. Mader, Linglestown, collided with a Third street car at Third and State streets this morning shortly before II o'clock. The horse was slightly bruised and the wagon was wrecked. HOPE TO SETTI/E STRIKE By Associated Press Charleston, W. Va,, June B.—Coal operators and miners of the Pomeroy Bend region assembled at Mason City to-day in the hope of settling tho strike in that part of the Kanawha field. Seven hundred men will be affected by the settlement. BURY WOMAN ON MOUNT VACA By Associated Press Eos Angeles, Cal., June 8. —Tn ful fillment of her last wish, the ashes of Airs. Robert Louis Stevenson will re pose beside the body of her husband on the summit of Mount Vaca, Samoa. I This was made public here to-day on j the authority of Mrs. Isobel Strong, daughter of Mrs. Stevenson. To this tomb there will be no means of access : except a rough mountain path. HARRISBURG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 8, 1914. END OF OLIGARCHY IN THE DEMOCRACY HEAVES IN SIGHT Democratic County Committee of , Northampton Refuses to En dorse Ticket or Platform ARISTOCRATS ARE LOSING Philadelphia Ledger Says That McCormick's Expenses Bar Way to the Poor Man Judging from the signs of the times the "democracy of aristocrats," the oligarchy which is ruling the Dem ocracy of Pennsylvania, paved the way for its defeat in the victory which it 'won at the May primary. Democrats are in open revolt against the plat form promulgated without members of the State committee having any thing to say about its adoption, local option has gotten loose in Philadel phia and Northampton county and is reaching into other counties where the machine thought it had It buried and the magnitude of the expense ac count of Candidate Vance C. McCor mlck is making thoughtful men sit up and take notice. Many are only await ing the filing of the committee ex pense accounts so that it may be de termined what was approximately spent in forcing "the rule of the peo i pie." The conditions within the Demo cracy are so serious that the State chairman is bending efforts to placate men who would be dangerous if they took to the war path, and allowing the preliminary campaign work, the appointment of committees and other things to go by the boards. It is even announced that faithful ones who ex pected to be named to fat federal places right after the primary elec tion may have to wait. And waiting for a political appointment sometimes means disappointment. Bumi>ecl at Easton The most significant thing about the feeling within the Democracy is shown by the artion of the Northamp ton county Democratic committee at Easton on Saturday. Northampton is in Palmer's district and it aided materially in defeating Palmer's man for the congressional nomination, in cidentally defeating Palmer's people all along the line in the county. How ard Mutchler, the man bitterly de nounced by the rrorganlzers, ran the whole show. His man was elected county chairman by 67 to 16. Then the worst arrived. A resolu [Continued on Page 12] CDNSTITUTIiAUTY OF AUTO FUND LAW UPHELD BY COURT Powell and Young Ordered to Honor Requisitions Releasing Money For Road Repairs The constitutionality of the appro priation of Income from automobile licenses to the State Highway Depart ment for maintenance of State high ways was upheld by Judge S. J. M. McCarrell in an opinion filed in the Dauphin County Court to-day, wherein he directs Auditor General Powell and State Treasurer Young to honor a requisition from the Highway Com missioner against the accumulated au tomobile income. Judge C. V. Henry, [Continued on Page 3.] Canadian Agency Limited Closes Doors in London By Associated Press London, June B.—Formal announce ment of the suspension of the Cana dian Agency Limited was made to day. The concern, which also has offices in New York was largely con trolled by Arthur Grenfell, formerly of the firm of Chaplin, Milne, Gren fell and Company, which suspended business pn Saturday with liabilities estimated at about $1,250,000. Westinghouse Plant Is v Closed Tight Today By Associated Press Pittsburgh, June B.—Hemmed In on every side by pickets, the great plant of the AVestinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company was closed tight to-day. Those of' the working force who had not joined the Alle gheny Congenial Industrial Union In its fight after changed working con ditions, did not report this morning and only an occasional guard could be seen from the street. BIBLE CLASS LEAVES CHURCH Atlanta, Ga., June B.—As a protest against the forced resignation of the Rev. G. L. Hanscom, until recently pastor of the Central Congregational Church here, thirty-nine young men, comprising one of the Bible classes in the church's Sunday school, yester day removed all furniture, including a piano from the class room, then went to another church and enrolled lin a Bible class. TWO NEW PLAYGROUNDS Playgrounds are to be opened this summer at the Harris and the Calder school yards, according to City Com missioner M. Harvey Taylor, superin tendent of parks. This will increase the number to thirteen. HUERTA RESCINDS HIS ORDER FOR BLOCKADE OF PORT AT TAMPICO Delegates and Mediators at Ni agara Falls Believed to Have Played Important Part ANOTHER CRISIS PASSED In Diplomatic Circles, Huerta's Action Is Now Considered Sincere By Associated Press Washington, D. C., June B.—Huerta has decided, after all, not to blockade Tampico and force the hand of the United States with the possibility of disrupting the mediation proceedings at Niagara. Mr. Riano, the Spanish Ambassador, notified Secretary Bryan officially to that effect to-day. Thus, the latest crisis in the Mexi can situation, fraught with possibili ties of renewed hostilities between Huerta and the United States, passod over. What actuated Huerta in backing down does not appear in the brief ad vices which reached Washington. Un official reports that the dictator had decided at the last moment to rescind this order of blockade had reached unofficial sources which have been in very close touch with the situation, about the same time Mr. Riano was notifying Secretary Bryan there was an evidence of relief of the tension of the last three days along the line in official circles. There were broad intimations here that the influence which had caused Huerta to rescind his order had gone to Mexico City all the way from Niag ara Falls, where, it was said, the me diators hnd the Mexican delegates had been urging him in the strongest pos sible terms to withdraw his position and let the mediation proceed. Slilps Held In Readiness It did not appear here that Huerta's change of position had been contin gent upon any change of plans for the cargo of the steamer Antilla, steaming for Tampico with arms for the Consti tutionalists. It had been suggested that possible pressure upon the 9WII - of the might cause them to divert her. One thing, however, was plain. President Wilson was deter mined that Tampico should be kept open to the commerce of the world and the American shipn under Rear Ad miral Mayo were in evident readiness to enforce it. Whether the Antilla's war cargo [Continued on Page 12] Murderer Holds Chat With Cop as His Victim Dies Night Desk Man Didn't Notify Police on Beat and "Allie" Reed Made Getaway "AUle" Reed, colored, Saturday night hit. Charles Jenkins over the head with a table leg so hard that he died a little later. While the negro was dying in the Harrisburg Hospital, the slayer stood holding a conversation with Patrolman Jim Wilson because the patrolman hadn't been notified from the night desk. Neither had any of the force, and so the slayer got away. MILL OWNERS WOULD GIVE CITY TWENTY FEET AT BRIGGS ST. Offer Will Be Taken Up by Council at Special Meeting With in Two Weeks An offer to donate twenty feet of ground to the city of Harrisburg for the opening of Brlggs street from Front to Second streets, made to-day at a conference between representa tives of Pelgram & Meyer, owners of the Harrisburg silk mill, and city offi cials, will be considered at a special meeting of Council to be held within the next two weeks. Representing Pelgram & Meyer at the conference to-day were Albert Forsch, of New York city; Joseph Whitehead, Paterson, N. J., and G. F. Koster, superintendent of the Harris burg plant. The city was represented by City Solicitor' Seitz and members of Council. Representatives of the silk mill company contended at the conference, which was held at 11 o'clock this [Continued on Page 5] 346 Men Killed in Coal Mines During One Month By Associated Press Washington, June 8. —Men killed In and about coal mines in the United States during April numbered 346 as compared with 285 in April, 1913, ac cording to Bureau of Mines Statistics announced to-day. The large increase this April was due to an explosion at Eccles, W. Va., which resulted in the death of 180 men. For the four months ending with April this year's total was 917 men killed, compared with 917 men killed last year during the first four months. j A SUFFRAGETTE BEING DRIVEN BACK FROM ATTACK O *• J jl ■ jjjj|j When Mrs. Pankhurst made her attack with some scores of suffragettes on Ruckingham Palace the other day, a lot of Englishmen, including roy alty within and some hundreds of London policemen, were very much fright ened. Mrs. Pankhurst had announced that at a certain hour she would pre sent a petition to the king. She didn't have the slightest idea that she would present the petition, nor did she even have a petition on her whon she was arrested. She just wanted to excite the public, and in that she succeeded. Some 2,000 policemen were sent to the palace grounds and outside. Some 15,000 spectators gathered around to see tho fun. A few women tried to run through the police lines, and they pretended they were fighting to get into the palace. They made a great outcry and attracted a lot of atten tion, because they had staged their display well. The woman in the picture was boing led from the scene bv three police men. She caught hold of a lamp post, pretending to try to break loose from the grasp of three strong bobbies. Of course, she didn't break loose, but was carried off to jail. If the women had got into the palace they v otild not have presented a petition, because they had none to present. The murder took place during a crap game in Cowden. street near State. There was a dispute over win nings of forty cents; then a crash with a table leg and Reed slunk away. The police have notified several cities to take the slayer, sending photo and description. The dead man is a'na tive of Frederick, Md., and has been in jail for assault several times. Harrisburg Lodge of Masons to Celebrate Anniversary Tmorrow A banquet and a program that will include music and speeches by notable Masons will mark the eleventh anni versary of Harrisburg Lodge, No. 629, Free and Accepted Masons, which will be celebrated to-morrow evening in the Masonic Temple, Third and State streets. The next Masonic event of interest following the banquet will be the fourth annual outing of Dauphin county Masons, which will take place June 18, when nearly every Mason in the county Is expected to take part in the visit to the Masonic Home at Flizabethtown. Dr. J. M. J. Uaunick, Perseverance Dodge, and Samuel D. Sansom, of Harrisburg Lodge, are Har risburg men on the committee. Western Farmers Want 80,000 Men to Help Them Washington, June B.—With a ban ner wheat crop of 800,000,000 bushels almost ready for harvest in tho United States this year, the farmers of Mis souri, Minnesota. Montana, Oklahoma and other Middle and far Western States are clamoring for 80,000 labor ers to bring home this great harvest. One of the first things the wheat farmers did after learning of the tre mendous quantity of wheat which will be harvested during the summer, was to turn to the Federal Department of Labor for assistance in getting help. Already the department has posted notices, offering jobs to harvest hands to all the first, second and third class post offices of the country. T. V. Powderly, chief of the division of information is the man who has been selected, by Secretary Wilson to handle this great problem for the wheat farmers of the country. Three Boys Lose Front Hair and Eyebrows Three boys had a narrow escape from being badly burned this after noon when they dropped a lighted match into a carbide can which they found on a vacrint lot in Fourth qtreet near Maclay. The boys, Fred Spotts, William Brenneman and Russell Lowe, went home without front hair or eye brows. RIVER DAM WILL BE FINISHED BY OCT. 1 : TO RESUME JUNE IS Contractor Setting Up Machinery and Preparing to Start Operation • Work on the river dam will be re sumed Monday, June 15, and, barring inclement weather, sudden high water or other unforeseen interruptions, that big public improvement will be finished by the middle of September or October 1 Contractor Frank N Skeen arrived Saturday to confer with the engineers of the Board of Public Works and ar ranged for setting up his machinery and otherwise preparin'g for a re sumption of operation the beginning of next we£k. The.lirst job will likely be the con struction of cofferdams on the eastern side of the island, preparing to plac ing the piers across to the city side as rapidly as possible . As soon as the water recedes sufficiently the closing of the gap in the deep water on the western shore will be given prompt at [ Continued on I'age 3.] More Rapp Letters Are Read in Divorce Court By Associated Press Chicago, 111., June B.—More lm i passioned letters addressed to Mrs. Dean and alleged to have been written by William Rapp, who is being sued for divorce by Mme. Schumann-Heink, were introduced in court to-day. It was said that ten more letters would be identified by Miss Frances J. Ashton, a detective, and that this probably would conclude the pre sentation of testimony for the com plainant Ben M. Smith, chief counsel for the defendant, declared that he would cen ter his defense on the allegation that the singer was not a resident of Illinois and therefore not entitled to sue Tor di vorce in the Illinois courts. He added that he would prove Rapp's counter charges of infidelity against the song stress. In the letter of August 1, 1913, Mrs. Dean is addressed as "My Darling, Wonderful girl." Vote on Tolls Repeal Expected Late Today By Associated Press Washington, D. C., June B.—When the Senate resumed consideration to day of the tolls exemption repeal bill, It was expected that a vote would be had on the measure before* adjourn ment. This belief was shared alike by both Administration supporters and the opposition. Senator Simmons, who, with Senator Norris, drew up the compromise amendment to the bill, confidently predicted to-day that the amended bill would uass by at least ten majority. 12 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT. HOT WAVE WILL MAKE US SWEAT FOR SEVERAL DAYS Harrisburg at 8 This Morning Was as Hot as, —New Orleans! CITY MOPS ITS HEATED BROW Mercury Goes Up 20 Degrees Since Saturday; Warm Throughout East It is officially warm to-day. At 8 o'clock the weather bureau thermom eter registered eighty degrees. It grew warmer as the day passed, until at 2 o'clock this afternoon the mer cury stood at 93 degrees. This Is the hottest day of the year. This warm wave is nkeiy to be with us for at least two or three days, ac cording to Forecaster Demain. As long as a present storm disturbance In the West continues there will be no cessation from the heated spell. But humidity is normal; so while Har risburg mops his brow it is comforting to know that it isn't so bad after all. Harrisburg was among the three cities in the United States at 8 o'clock tni.i morning having a temperature of eighty degrees. The other two are Key West and New Orleans. Even Philadelphia and Washington are get ting off a little lighter. The tempera ture there this morning was 78. Technically this is known as a "gulf coast temperature." It prevails pretty much up the Atlantic States. The warm spell began yesterday. This morning at 8 the temperature was 22 degrees higher than it was Saturday. Will Ask Council to Change Road to Save v Two Fine Old Trees Council will be asked by City Com missioner M. Harvey Taylor to-mor row to direct some minor changes of line for the proposed Front street sub way road south of Mulberry street in order to save several splendid trees. According to the present plans Front street after leaving the subway will curve to the southward up to the present level in such a way as would mean the cutting away of two beauti ful trees. In the opinion of Commis sioner Taylor enough fine old trees have been sacrificed there. In order to determine what changes could bo made, Mr. Taylor, Assistant Superin tendent Hoffert, Mayor Koyal land President Ed. S. Herman, of the City Planning Commission, went to South Front street, and inspected the pro posed grading work. The new fire apparatus bid recom mendations, the report on the slllc mill conference, and action on tilling the vacancy on the police force causetl by the removal of Patrolman Clifford Palmer will occupy the councllmen. It is expected that Herman Kautz, a j former sergeant, will be appointed. Leper Causes Officials of U. S. Much Concern By Associated Press Washington, June B.—John R. Early, the alleged leper whose unex pected return to Washington recently creased such consternation, continued I to-day to cause Treasury Department I officials considerable concern Early, I Is the ward of the District of Colum j bla, but will not be allowed to remain I here indefinitely. Yet any plans to | move him must be approved by the leper himself, j The suggesting that he be sent in- I volves many complexities, even if | Early consents and Congress passes j an act making it possible to care for him in the Hawaiian leper colony at government expense. It would be nec essary to get the consent of all the States through which a leper would pass in making the trip and it is likely, such consent would not be granted unless the government can give as surances that Early will not leave his car and mingle with the public fis he did upon leaving the leper colony where he was employed on Puget Sound. SETTLE STRIKE BY COMMISSION 1 By Associated Press Washington, June B.—To settle the I Colorado strike by a commission to j be' appointed by the President is the j object of a joint resolution which it was planned to-day to introduce <n Congress. Representative Keating, of Colorado, was to offer the resolution Jr»- the Itnuw P"d I Oklahoma, in the Senate. The reso-i lution embodies the plun in seilung the anthracite strike in Pennsylvania. SIGN yiHI.OUO lIUND ISSUE The bond issue of $90,000 authorized by the School Hoard to pay for the erec tion of the Li. S. Shimmell school build ing on Allison Hill, was signed to-day and the bonds were turned over to the Merchants Bank, the purchaser. THE WEATHER For Harris burg and vicinity! Fair, continued warm to-night and Tuesday. Fur Kiwtern Pennsylvania: Fair to-night and Tuesday) gentle to moderate wlnda, mostly aouth nevt and aouth. Temperature! 8 a. m>, SO) 2 p. ni., 03, Stun I Rises, 4i30 u. m.| seta, 7)31 p. m. Mount Rlaea. Bi3o p. m. River Stage t 2.3 feet above low water mark. Yestrrilay's Weather Highest temperature, MS. lioweat 'temperature, SO. Mean temperature, 70, Normal temperature, 08. MARRIAGE LICENSES Shelley Musser, New Holland, and Alice E. HerUler, Mechantcsburg. Joseph B. Sander and Mary E. Foltz, Waynei.boro. Sterling Jacob Mathias and Winifred Elizabeth Bodenhour, city.