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I. P. Morgan Denies Charges Made by Commerce Commission's Examiners
HARRISBURG ®llll§ TELEGRAPH LXXXIII— No. 165 CONNECT BIG STORE FIRE SERVICES ON / NEW 16-INCH Ml City Plug and Private Attach ments Planned For Market Street Feeder WILL INCREASE EFFICIENCY Commissioner Bowman Arranging to Perfect System in Business District All the department store and other private fire fighting' supply services as well as the city fire plugs will he attached to the proposed big 16-inch water main in Market street, and so Increase and perfect the fire protec tive system for Harrisburg's business district. At present one 6-inch main from Front to the subway alone provides all the water and many and many a fireman has wondered from time to time, just what might happen should Market street ever be threatened with a very serious blaze. The 6-inch main will remain as it is and neither the house, store or cross street supply main connections will be interfered with. The Are plugs and the private fire services will be removed and placed directly on the big main. The cross-street supply pipes, of course, will be connected upon the 16-inch mains, too. Insures Better Circulation By this system a much larger cir culation is assured with ample pro vision for fire protection. A similar plan will be followed in Front street from North to Market and in Front from Market to Paxton where 16 and 12-inch mains respectively are to be put down. The placing of the new mains in the business district will necessitate the preliminary tearing up of the street to some extent in order to ob tain and map out the definite location of the 6-inch mains. Trenches will be dug from the curb to the car track if necessary in the middle of each block in order to get to the main. The new water mains will be placed at a depth of five feet. Trenches will also he necessary on the intersecting streets where they join Market so that it is probable for a day or so at a time these streets will be closed on the lower side of Market street. City Commissioner Harry F. Bowman, superintendent of public safety, who has been working out the fire protective and better wa ter circulation plan for some time, will put gangs of men on the jobs so that the work may be hurried as c .isistently as possible. Will Install Valve System A system of valves will be installed, too, so that the supply can be read ily regulated. Bids for placing the Front street main in the park and on the extreme eastern side of the highway have been advertised for by Commissioner Bow man who wishes to obtain figures on the comparative cost. Placing the mains in the park will cost several thousand dollars less, he says, than the carrying out of the same job in the streets. Many friends of the parks and other Front street residents however contend that the street is in pretty fair shape for resurfacing now anyway and that the pipe job could easily be completed in conjunction with the street work. Degeneracy Fight Is Outlined by Drake Chicago. July 14.—"The modern eugenic program makes entirely feas ible and practicable a certain degree of social advancement for which it is well worth while to strive," 'said Dr. Frank I. Drake, of Wauphn, Wis., to-day before the meeting of alien ists and neurolists brought together by the Chicago Medical Society for the discussion of mental diseases. Dr. Drake discussed Wisconsin's fight against degeneracy and after outlining the conditions in the State and giving statistics showing that there were more than twelve thousand inmates in Wisconsin charitable, reform and penal Institutions made a plea for eugenics as the solution of the State problem. Late News Bulletins HOUSE ABANDONS MILEAGE REFORM Washington. July 14.—8y n vote of 132 to 122 the House to-day abandoned Its program off "mileage reform" and agreed with the Senate to retain the present mileage allowance of twenty cents a mile each way, eaolt session, for senators and representatives. RAYMOND BENJAMIN HEADS ELKS Denver, Colo., July 14.—Raymond Benjamin, of Napa, Cal., was elected grand exalted ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks to-day by acclamation. HUERTA NOT ON BOARD Washington, July I I.—General Huerta was not among the high official Mexican refugees sailing ffrom Vera Cruz on the liner Espagne. according to dispatches to-day from General Eunston. The holding off the liner and the hurried repair of the railroad to Mexico City had been taken as an Indication that the dictator was ready to flee. Oyster Bay. July 11.—Theodore Roosevelt interrupted Ids rest cure for several hours to-day to arrange a celebration in honor of the arrival at Sagamore Hill of his son. Kermit. recently married In Madrid, and Ills bride. They are expected here within a day or two. Old friends of the Roosevelt family among the Oyster Bay villagers will be bidden to meet the bride. Washington. July 14.—Bills to reinstate Captain Templln M. Potts, recently "plucked" with other naval officers now are before both houses of Congress with favorable recommendations. The House bill was brought in to-day. ' Washington, July 14.—The gunboat Sacramento Is steandng across the Gulf of Mexico to-day for fiuantanamo. She left Puerto Mexico last niglit. Hear Admiral Badger also reported that the transport Han cock with 3*Mt marines, was under orders to said to-day for same des tination to await developments In the revolution In the Dominican re public and Haiti. Whnbleton. Eng.. July 14.—Great Britain to-day won the third off the singles matches in the preliminary round against France in the Dwiglit F. Davi.i International lawn tennis trophy tournament. The British team will <-onse<iucntly meet at Boston the winning team of the Australian-Canadian-Ocrman matches. Wall Street Closing.—Chesapeake and Ohio, 47: Eehigh Valley, Northern Tactile, 110; Southern Pacific. »6%; Union Pacific, 155H: I S. Steel. 90%; C. M. St. Paul, 98' i: P. B. H., 11l >4; Read ing. 162 V,; New York Central, 87%; Canadian Pacific. 187. MEAT PRICES FAST APPROACH THOSE OF CIVIL WAR PERIOD In New York Retail Rates Are Only Few Cents Away From Record HARRISBURG SUFFERS, TOO Dealers Say Advance Will Con tinue Here as Well as Elsewhere I Retail prices of all meats are rapidly ' advancing. According to officials at the pack ing and storage houses in this city, the prices of dressed and smoked meats ! are scheduled to jump from 1 to 3 I cents during the next t*o weeks. I Two weeks ago prices of meats were 1 cent cheaper than to-day. Whole i sale prices have gone up one-half cent | during each of the last two weeks, | according to the local dealers. All the 1 following meats were one-half cent ! cheaper per pound, wholesale, last j week and are expected to go higher: I Premium ham, 21 cents: dried beef, 130 cents; bacon, 21 cents; premium 1 bacon. 25 cents; dressed hogs. 13 cents: ! fresh beef. 13 to 14 cents; veal, 18 j cents, and picnic hams, 15 cents. Cattle Prices Reach Record Point at Chicago Yards i Chicago, 111., July 14.—Cattle prices |at the Union Stock Yards yesterday I reached a record point, when choice j beeves sold for $lO a hundred pounds. This was the highest price ever paid there in July and was a top point for the year. Hogs touched $9, the highest level in months. Meats in New York Are Nearing Civil War Mark New York, July 14.—Retail prices i ir meat, owing to a city-wide whole ] sale advance of 1 cent on the pound ' to-day, are scheduled to jump from 1 ! to 3 cents higher during the coming | week, according to dealers. If the advance is actually made, the j price of meats —pork atone excepted— ; will reach a mark that has not been I known since the Civil War period fifty : years ago. KING'S COUSIN IS ILL By Associated Press Naples. Italy. July 14.—The condi tion of the Duke of Casta, the King 1 of Italy's cousin, who is suffering from typhoid fever, was described to-day as J acute. TO OPEN FRONT ST SUBWAY AS SOON IS POSSIBLE IS PLAN Lynch Confers With Railroad Offi ( cials Relative to Big Improve ment Job Commissioner William H. Lynch, head of the Department of Streets and Public Improvements, is determined that the highway at Front and Mul berry streets shall be opened for traf fic without unnecessary delay. As I stated a few days ago, he has been in conference with the railroad officials and they are co-operating with him in forcing the work on the subway and the surroundings so that the new section of Front street shall be put in shape for. immediate use. The diversion of Front street at a point near the Harrlsburg Hospital under the railroad bridge to a point [Continued on Page 0] HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 14, 1914. WORLD'S GREATEST GUN PREPARED FOR SERVICE AT CANAL Has Maximum Range of From Twenty-two to Twenty-three Miles PROJECTILE WEIGHS ONE TON Eight Men Are Required to Carry One Powder Charge For Peace Instrument Washington, D. C.. July 14.—When its breech-locking device has been per fected at Watervliet arsenal, the great 16-inch gun, the biggest piece of ord nance in the world, which has just been shipped from Sandy Hook prov ing grounds, will be practically ready j for service on the Panama canal forti j fications. The carriage for this giant | gun is now under construction at the I Watertown, Mass., arsenal. It prob | ably will be taken back to Sandy Hook I for tests after being mounted and will j not be shipped to Panama before next spring. Some idea may be gotten of i the tremendous power of this gun, destined to protect the Pacific entrance to the Panama canal, by the fact that i it is 50 feet long, weights 142 tons and fires a projectile about 6 feet long, i The projectile itself weighs a ton and Is discharged by 665 pounds of pow i der. It requires eight men to carry ! the powder charge. This gun has a maximum range of from 22 to 2 3 I miles, or half the distance between | New York city and West Point. The elevation permitted by its carriage will j enable the gun to fire the projectile about 11 miles across the Pacific ocean. It has sufficient power, theoretically, to j pierce two feet of the best armor at , the muzzle. At 11 miles the gun is i calculated to pierce a 12-inch armor | plate or any side armor afloat. When a shell leaves the gun it Is revolving I around its axis at about 4,000 revo ; lutions per minute and develops a pressure of 38.000 pounds to the square inch. The pressure to the rear on the gun and forward on the pro t jectile amounts to 7.600,000 pounds. The projectile's velocity of 2.2 50 feet per second gives a muzzle energy of somewhat more than 84.000 foot "tons —that is, an energy capable of raising 42 tons one foot every second. Many ordnance officers believe this gun will be a tremendous instrument of peace when it is finally in position on the Panama canal. LABORS CONTINUED Washington, D. 0., July 14.—While the Senate judician- and Interstate i commerce committees continued their labors to-day to perfect the adminis tration's anti-trust program efforts were being made for joint sessions of the two committees with a view to consolidating all pending trust legis lation. FAMILY OF HUESTI isfflyiom CflTILfOl COAST Prominent Government Officials Already on Board Steamer Espagne By Associated Press Mexico City, July 14. Provisional President Huerta's family, according to reports prevalent in the capital, is expected to leave for Vera Cruz some time to-day and will probably embark on the steamer Espagne. The Espagne, which plys between Vera Cruz, Hav ana and several Spanish ports, al ready has a number of prominent Hu erta officials aboard. Resignation Momentarily Expected in Mexico City By Associated Press Washington, July 14. Huerta's resignation momentarily was expect ed in Mexico City to-day. Official dip lomatic dispatches from the federal capital stated the dictator probably would quit his post and turn over his administration to his new foreign minister, Francisco Carbajal, either to-day or Wednesday. Evidence that Huerta was preparing an avenue of exit after his abdication was seen in the work of restoring through rail [Continued on Page 9] Senators Exonerated in Gold Mine Case By Associated Press Washington. July 17. —Exoneration of all senators concerned in the charge of misuse of official letters for promo tion of a North Carolina gold mine is contained in the findings of an inves tigating committee which to-day completed its report. John Skelton Williams, comptroller of the currency, who figured in the investigation as having sent a government expert to examine the mine was also exonerated of any reprehensible conduct. The report holds that senators who bought stock In the mine did so as individuals and made no use of their official posi tions In promoting it. SHIPS IX THAMES By Associated Press London. July I.—The American battleships Missouri and Illinois ar rived from Gibraltar to-day and an chored in the Thames off < ravesend where they will remain abo' a week. On board is a large party of cadets from the naval academy at Annapolis who have been making their annual cruise. _ He has lost the combination. From the New York Sun. Swimmers' Trousers Gome When They Return to Dress And You Just Can't Go Home Without Such Things, Don't You Know! After donning bathing suits in the vacant caretaker's house on Indepen dence Island and carefully locking the door, James Gardner, 1310 North Front street and Howard C. Hitz, 1317 Xorth Front street, returned after ca vorting in the waters with a part> of young folks from that neighbor hood to find that their tro'isers had disappeared. Hitz was the worst suf ferer, as a long and painful search failed to reveal the whereabouts of his missing apparel; Gardner found his garment undisturbed except that POSTPONE ACTION ON MEASURE PROVIDING FUNDS FOR PLANNERS Lynch Raises Question as to Pro viding of Extra Engineering Money After half an hour's debate this afternoon Council decided unanimous ly 4o postpone final action on the ordi nance providing $1,842.60 to pay for office equipment, rent, engineering expenses, etc., for the City Planning Commission. In the meantime Commissioner Lynch will look into his own depart ment carefully to determine whether or not sufficient engineering services may not be loaned from the City Engi neer's office. Commissioner Taylor last week in troduced the measure, contending that the City Planning Commission has much work to do, but that It has been unable to get down to business because, [Continued on Pajp 12] WILSON WILL CONFER ON ADAMSON GENERAL DAM BILL Washington, July 14.—Conserva tionists in Congress looked forward with interest to-day to the conference which had been arranged to be held at the White House to-night when ef forts are to be made to smooth out differences over pending conservation legislation. President Wilson, mem bers of the Cabinet and members of the House planned to consider the pending Adamson general dam bill. The bill is designed to boom naviga tion. his loose change had disappeared. An open window in the house dis closed how the thief had gained en trance. Fifty-five cents were in the trousers. This money wasn't the worst loss, because young Hitz had to get back to his home. At last he was decorated with a pair of old trousers that were procured for him. Yester day he returned to make a further search for the missing apparel and discovered it tightly rolled and stuck back of the piano in the dancing pa vilion. PUTTING ANYTHING OVER ON BLOOMER GIRLS EASY? SAY! Sheriff Seizes Two Trunkfuls of, — Ah! That Is Another Question! If Kate Gage, up until yesterday manager, or perhaps manageress, of the Western Bloomer Girls baseball team, thinks she can slip anything over on at least three pretty members of the girls' nine she has another guess coming, that's all—just take that from Celln Brown. Mabel Bohl and Kittle Aggerman, the said three. That's why two trunkfuls of —who knows? perhaps bloomers and hair ribbons, hose, and possibly some lacy, rlbbony things that can't be men tioned—now repose behind the coun ters of Sheriff 11. C. Wells' office. [Continued on Page 12] Wise Old Owl Sleeps Through Senate Debate on Trust Legislation By Associated Press Washington, July 14. Roosting high on a ledge in a Senate gallery corridor to-day a screech owl peace fully snoozed while the Senate was in gession. Through an open door the strange visitor was in plain view of Vice-President Marshall. The bird showed no Interest In the anti-trust legislation or the introduction of bills and resolutions, but Just kept on snoozing. PRICES HIGHER AND WAGES OF neons LOWER THIS ran Democratic "Good Times" Are Well Illustrated by Conditions in This City Prices of foodstuffs and household necessities average about 10 per cent, higher under the Wilson tariff than they did under the Republican tariff. Wages paid ordinary laborers—the men who need the money most—are considerably lower In Harrisburg than they were under the Taft Adminis tration. In other words, the laboring man, under Democratic rule, has legs money with which to buy food and household necessities and has to pay more for them. Under the Taft Administration and up until a year ago day laborers were belnK paid 17 % cents an hour here. Toward the latter part of last sum mer as high as 20 cents an hour was paid by Harrisburg contractors for unskilled labor, and the supply was not equal to the demand. Too Many Men; Too Few Jobs This summer there are more men for the jobs than there are Jobs to fill. The contractors are besieged by men who want work. The contractors are as a general rule paying only 15 cents an hour for unskilled labor, although a few old employes on public improvement work may be getting a trifle more. Some contractors are paying only 12>4 cents an hour and are finding many men who are willing to work for that. The same is true of people having large lawns and gardens. Last year I few men could be had to do this work and they demanded from $1.50 to I $1.75 a day. Now the supply Is large land men are willing to work for sl.lO [a day. Brooklyn Put to Sea First Time in Seven Years By Associated Press Philadelphia, July 14.—The armored cruiser Brooklyn, which tock a promi nent part In the operation*, off Cuba jln the Spanish-American war, left the I Philadelphia navy yard to-day for Bos- I ton where the old fighter will become a receiving? ship. It Is the first time In seven years that the Brooklyn has put to sea, having been laid up at the navy yard here since her return from the Jamestown fair In 1907. TWO KILLED BY TRAIN By Associated Press Akron, Ohio, July 14.—Ml»s Irene Dalley, Greentown. Pa., and Lawr ence Reder, of Akron, were struck and Instantly killed early to-day by a Baltimore and Ohio train. 12 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT. WHITMAN PROMISES URESIS IF CRIME till BE DISCOVERED District Attorney Says He Will Closely Scrutinize Papers in New Haven Case MORGAN DENIES CHARGES Says Examiners Were Accorded Full Access to Books of His Concern By Associated Press New York, July 14.—While J. P. Morgan & Co. consistently refused to discuss the report of the Interstate Commerce Commission severely cen suring the directors under the admin istration of Charles S. Mellen for "reckless and profligate financial op erations," estimated to have cost stock holders from $H5,000,000 t0590,000,000, J. P. Morgan himself denies the charge that the commission's examiners were not accorded full access to the firm's books bearing on the New Haven. Cor respondence made public at Washing ton told of Commissioner McChord'a directing the chief examiner to cease the work, as it "was useless." Late last night Mr. Morgan issued this statement In reply: "The information with regard to the withdrawal of the Interstate Commerce Commission's examiners from the ex amination of the books of our firm is the first intimation that I have had that they have been recalled." Out of Commission's Hands The New Haven situation Is now out of the hands of the Interstate Com merce Commission's hands and what action, if any. Is taken on the recom mendations that the directors be prose cuted lies with the Department of Jus tice and the district attorneys in the states in which the system has lines. Prosecuting attorneys at New York. Boston, Hartford. New Haven, New [Continued on Page 0] Harrisburg Republican Club to Picnic on August 22 Saturday, August 22, will be the time, and Boiling Springs Park, the place in the Harrisburg Republican club's calendar—the big club picnic Is to be held then and there. Several hundred members and their wives and families and friends will be guests at the pretty Cumberland Val ley park and a splendid program of music, dancing, rowing, races of one kind or another, has been prepared. The club contingent will leave Har risburg early in the morning for Boil ing Springs on a train of special trol ley cars. 445,635 BALKS CONSUMED Washington. July 14.—Cotton con sumed during June was 445,635 bales, exclusive of linters, compared with 441,167 in June last year, the Census Bureau announced to-day. Consump tion for the ten months ending June 30 was 4,745,390 bales against 4,588,- 729 last year. CORN CROP IS SAVED Charleston. W. Va„ July 14.—Heavy rr.ins throughout West Virginia last night and early to-day ended the drought that for three months wrought havoc to growing crops. Ag riculturists said the downpour had saved the corn crop and added many thousands of dollars to the value of orchards. TWO AVIATORS KILLED Otchakov, Russia, July 14. Two more Russian army aviators, Captain Jassipow and his mechanic, were killed to-day by falling with their aeroplanes which collapsed during a flight. I THE WEATHER For llarrlMhur<; nn<l vicinity; Show er* thin afternoon and probnblv to-nlshti Wrdnradiiy generally fain not much change In -tem perature. For Raxtern Pennsylvaniai Cloudy to-night anil \Vednesdny, prob ably with Mhowerm moderate southeast wlnda. Temperature! S a. m , 70| 2 p. m., 73, Sun: Risen, 4:47 a. m.| seta, 7:33 p. m. Moon: l.ast quarter, July IS, 2:33 n. m.| rlaea, 11:01 p. m. Hlver Stage: 2.4 feet above low water mark. Yeaterday'a Weather Hlarheat tempernture, R2. I.oweat temperature, 71. • Mean temperature, 76. Normal temperature, 74. MARRIAGE I.UENSKS Alfred Cumbler, city, and Hazel Parks, York. Peter Haas and Christina Maichel, city. f~ ! GOING ON A VACATION* Don't forget to have the Telegraph sent you while you are away. You will have plenty of time to digest Ita happenings. The cost la Just the same aa when you are home. Six cents a week. A Postal addreaaed to the Circula tion Department will bring you the Styles Change In a Flash "Styles change with such sud den flashes these days that It pay? to lay In things a few at a time," said a wise woman. With fashion fluttering from one extreme to the other It keepa one busy to be up to date. The safest guide to fashion's kaleidoscope are the advertising columns or the Telegraph. The merchanta are the Inter preters of styles to the women of America, their advertising Is their mouth-piece. ■ The modern woman finds aa much real news and useful In formation In the advertising columns as she does In any part of the paper.