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Hueria May Remain in Mexico City and Head His Troops in Final Stand Against, Rebels
* . , mi HARRISBURG l&mM TELEGRAPH LXXXIII— No. 166 FINAL STAND MAY FIND DICTATOR AT HEAD OF HIS ARMY Some Officials Believe Huerta Will Take Personal Command of Federal Forces HIS FAMILY LEAVES CAPITAL Many Persons Say Provisional President Will Leave Mexico City Today By Associated Press Washington, July 15.—With Huer ta's family and several close friends in flight to-day from Mexico City, the resignation of the dictator was ex pected to take place at any time by the State Department and members of the diplomatic corps in Washing ton. Dispatches from Mexico City stated that Huerta and his minister of war, General Blanquet, might fol low their families from the capital to Vera Cruz some time to-day. In some quarters, however, the view was expressed that Huerta might hold out longer, and that the departure of his relatives only meant that he was preparing to make a final despe rate stand against the advancing Con stitutionalists, commanding his troops in person. Some administration offi cials said they were not convinced Hu erta was ready to quit, while Querido Moheno, former minister of commerce and in the federal cabinet, was quoted as declaring "Huerta will not leave Mexico so easily as is generally thought." Want Fighting to Ceuse Nevertheless, diplomates in Wash ington directed their efforts at avert ing fighting in the federal capital and arranging some means of transferring power to the Constitutionalists with out further loss of life. The Consti tutionalists, it was declared, would not recede from their stand against any parleys with their enemy that might imply recognition of Huerta or his successor. It was hoped some way might be found to bridge that objec tion. Carranza's forces continued pre parations to-day to press their cam paign against Mexico City. Villa's army, gathered in Chihuahua, was ready for the movement southward,! while General Obregon's forces flush ed with their recent victory at Guad alajara, soon would be In shape, it was said, to resume their campaign. That the Constitutionalists would be I in Mexico City within a few weeks, re- i gardless of the action of the Huerta government, was the belief expressed by some officials to-day. Huerta s Family Left Capital Last Night Mexico City, Julv 15.—At 10 o'clock last night the family of President Huerta and other relatives and close [Continued on Page 7] Woman Reduces Weight 25 Pounds in Five Days to Get on Police Force By Associated Press Chicago, 111., July 15.—Determined to be a policewoman, one candidate for the civil service test reduced her weight twenty-five pounds in five days, it was made known to-day from the examining headquarters. The outside weight allowed Is ISO pounds. This candidate reduced from 225 pounds to 200 pounds in the five days between July 9 and 14. She did it by sucking ice and lemon peel instead of eating, and by taking vigorous exercise, she told the civil service commissioners. "Give me five days more," she pleaded when told that the extra twenty pounds she carried would bar her still, despite her remarkable feat of reduction. The chance was granted her and her daily weight reports will be checked. "I don't eat or drink except a little water to keep my throat from parch ing," she said. "For dinner last night I had a piece of Ice the size of a wal nut. half a nllce of lemon peel and a swallow of water." Late News Bulletins NINETY PERSONS SENTENCED Toklo. Japan, July 15.—The criminal court here to-day sentenced ninety participants In the antl-mlnlsterlal riots on February 10 to terms of Imprisonment ranging from six months to a year. JUSTICE LURTON BURIED Clarksvllle, Tenn.. July 15.—The ho«ly of the late Justice Lurton was hurled to-day In Greenwood cemetery here. The burial followed services at Trinity Episcopal Church. Justice burton's favorite hymns —"Just as I Am" and "My Faith Looks Cp to Thee," were sung. ATTEMPTS TO SWIM CHANNEL Rologne, France, July 15.—Jabes Wolffe. the F.ngllsh amateur long distance swimmer, started on Ills tenth attempt to swim across the English channel to-day. He entered the water at 4 o'clock In the morn I iiK at Cape Grianez and had reached mldchanncl at five minutes past 10. Iron River. Mich., July 1.%.—-Seven miners were killed in the Balkan mine at tlfe Alpha location near here to-day when sliding sand caused a cave-In. Vera Crux, July 15.—Two special trains conveying tile families of General llucrta and General lllanquet and others from Mexico City to the coast nrc reported to have arrived at Orizaba at 9 o'clock this morn ing. From that point It is believed tlicy may proceed to Puerto Mexico, where they should arrive to-morrow morning Redding, Cal., July 15.—llla<k smoke belched a mile high from the orator oil lansun peak to-day and then drifted southward before the wind In a banner ten miles long. Mexico City, July 15.—General llucrta was aliout the prlncliial streets of the capital this morning and at 11 o'clock as usual went to the barber shop in front of the cable office to l>e shaved. New York. July 15.—Further declines were recovered In the last hour, especially in shares of railroads. New York Central losing a total of over four points. Rallies of a point or more ensued in the final deal ings. Feverish conditions prevailed in to-day's market, another severe break In New Haven and Canadian Padllc causing general losses. The closing was llrm. New York Closing: Chcsai>e»ke-Ohio. 46%; I/chigh Valley, 136y t ; Northern Pacific, 108%; Southern Pacific, OH; Villon I*a<lflc, 155%; V, S. steel. 5»%; C. M.St. Paul. 98%; I\ R. R., Ill; Reading, 162&; New York Central, 84%; Canadian Pacific. 185. ADMITS HE ROBBED DOZEN HOUSES WHEN CAUGHT BY TROOPER State Policeman Arrests Duncan non Man on Farm Near Reading MAKES COMPLETE CONFESSION Accused Worked in Districts Just Outside of Perry County Town Special to The Telegraph Duncannon, Pa„ July 15.—State Po lice Curtis E. Davies yesterday ar rested Abram S. Owen, aged about 27, on a farm eight miles from' Reading and brought him here to answer to charges of a dozen robberies, covering a period of several months. Owen made a complete confession, covering three typewritten pages, and was < u initted to Jail at New Bloomflclu to await the next session of court. Owen lives about two miles outside of Duncannon and he confined his op erations, it is said, to houses on the outskirts of this place. One house he visited four times. Another home ho entered twice. Besides these six other residences were entered. Owen stole a gold watch and chain, money, edibles [Continued on Page 3,] Three Workmen Overcome While at Work Under Ground Three men employed by the T. L. Eyre company engaged in the con struction of the sewers forty feet un der ground In Mulberry street between Front and Second streets were over came by smoke this morning. They are William Tyrrel, aged 46, of 313 Chestnut street, foreman in charge; William Zarker, of Sixteenth and Zarker streets, and J. H. Pines, of ISO 2 Logan street. All three men were overcome by smoke from the blasting of large rocks under ground. They were taken to the Harrisburg hos pital. INDICTMENT AGAINST MRS. CARMAN MAY BE RETURNED TOMORROW Grand Jury May Complete Its Part in Case Late This After noon By Associated Press Mineola, N. Y., July 15.—A grand Jury from which two members with drew because of friendship for the Carman family, resumed to-day its deliberations in the case of Mrs. Flor ence Carman, held in jail as having fired the shot which killed Mrs. Louise Bailey in Dr. Carman's office at Free port on the night of June 30. It was expected that the jury would complete its work to-day and that if an indict [Contlnued on Pa«c ".] Harrisburg Box Maker Blames Tariff For Poor Condition of Business By Associated Press Reading, Pa., July 15.—The annual meeting of the Paper Box Manufactur ers of Pennsylvania, opened here to-day to continue two days. Charles M. Coov er of Lebanon, was In the chair and w B. Klein, of Allentown. is secretary and treasurer. First Vice-President A. Reedcr Ferrlday, of Harrisburg. in an address blamed the tariff for present business conditions. Some members be lieved that trade will Improve in the Fall. Labor and working conditions wore discussed at length. Reports as to business were submitted. HARRISBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 15, 1914 DREAD ARMY WORM INFESTS HARRISBURG IN BLACK SWAHMS Numerous Inquiries Being Made as to Methods of Killing Pests DEVASTATING CITY LAWNS York Also Invaded; In '55 Entire Oat Crop of State Was Destroyed Hordes of black grass-devouring and graln-devasting insects known as army worms have infested the city, and the office of State Zoologist Sur face is receiving inquiries daily in re gard to them. Professor Surface is preparing a bulletin on the habits of the pests and how to eliminate them. State nursery inspector Enos B. Engler this morning said that while the city is infested with the worms, no complaints have been received from the country dis tricts. But in York county the army worms have been seen at several places. Complaints have also been heard from Berks county. The pest has not appeared in this section of Pennsylvania since 1855, when hundreds of farmers lost their crops of oats. The black pests at that time ate the tops off the oats and left the stalk standing. Dispatches from York county says: Pests Busy at York "The present outbreak, which Is un usual at this time of the year, has not assumed such destructive proportions but unless immediate steps are taken to stamp out the pests there is dan ger that much loss will result to prop erty owners in both the city and county. The army worm goes after everything in the vegetable kingdom. He is not choicy, but will eat, and eon sequ*ntly kill grass as quickly as oats or wheat. Gardens are their delight, and cabbage, tomatoes, potato stalks, beans, peas, in fact all products of the [Continued on Page 3.] 1914TAXRECEIPIS 26 THOUSAND MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S Twenty-two Thousand of Increase Due to Recent Legislative Act More than $26,000 in additional taxes will he netted by Dauphin county this year, according to the annual re port of taxable property which was submitted to the County Commission ers to-day for approval prior to re turning it to the Secretary of Internal Affairs of Pennsylvania. In exact figures the Increase is $26,199 18 Of this sum $3,787.24 is a clear increase of county taxes over last year; the remainder, $22,41 1.94, is the in crease which the county will net as a result of the recent legislative act which requires the State to return all of the tax collected for State purposes instead of only three-quarters of the amount, as heretofore. Incidentally, this is the first time Dauphin county reaps the advantage of this act. The total amount of taxes collectable in city and county, according to the report, is $301,224.14 for 1914 as against $297,436.90 in 1913, an in crease of $3,787.24. On personal property tax the amount collectable in 1914 is shown ,to be $53,152.14, as against $40,986.94 In 1913, a clear increase of $12,165.20. Of the sum paid to the State last year, however, $30,7 40.20—three-fourths— was returned. The fact that the whole amount this year will be returned shows the net increase to Dauphin county—the difference between $30,- 740.20 and the tax for 1914—t0 be $53,152.14. Of the total county and city taxable property the city alone shares to the extent of $42,255,385. Incidentally the report shows thai slowly but truly the horse has had its day. Thefe is a considerable differ [Continued on Page 8] Boarder Ejected Comes Back and Carries Off His Landlord's Wife Santo Di Salvatore, a slim young fel low of 22, who got board with Antonio Candeleri, at 633 Walnut street, and was ejected about four weeks ago. came back yesterday and took away Candel ori's wife. The husband's warrants charge his former boarder also with the theft of SIOO cash. The wife, who was Julia Pellire before her wedding, was 24. Her husband is about 40. She was married only eighteen months ago. Famine May Drive Rebel Forces From Position By Associated Press I Washington, D. C., July I..—Fa imlne and disease threaten to drive the j Dominican rebels from their strong- I hold in Puerto Plata, from which [ President Bordas has been unable to I dislodge them during a campaign of | several months. Captain Eberle, of (the cruiser Washington, reported to day that food and water were very scarce and that the death rate was in creasing dally in consequence. LEAVE FOR THE ISLE OF QUE Fifty-five members of Zembo band nnd patrol left for .the Isle of Que, below Sunbury this morning. They will camp until Sunday, C. E. Covert Is host to the party. WISE OLD BIRD! News dispatch from Washington: Ropsting high on a ledge in a Senate gallery corridor a screech owl pea fully snoozed while the Senate was In session. The bird showed no interest in the Wilson anti-trust legislation the Introduction of bills and resolutions or Democratic debate on business conditions, but just keep on sleeping.' Strike Oil in Rear of Bowman's Store While Digging Elevator Shaft Workmen digging an elevator shaft in the northeast corner of the base ment at Bowman's store to-day struck oil. Twan't a gusher, but the crude, tarry-smelling stuff oozed up in bub bles out of the pit. This striking of oil brings to mind that more"than a score of years ago wells were drilled in the hope of find ing oil on the Coovtr farm, which is now Wild wood Park. The place where the lake is now located was the spot selected for the operations, but the go-devil never brought forth the ex pected gusher. Another well sunk with unrealized expectations was on the old Greenawalt farm, north of the cjty PRESIDENT ACTIVELY TAKES UP FIGHT FOR JONES' CONFIRMATION Vote in Senate May Be Taken Sometime Friday, Say Party Leaders By Associated Press Washington, July 15.—The fight iij the Senate over the issue of making public the testimony of Thomas D. Jones, of Chicago, nominated to be a member of the Federal Reserve board, before the Banking and Currency committee, which voted not to recom mend his confirmation, was expected to be resumed In the Senate to-day, when the committee submits its ma jority and minority reports on the case. Consideration of the issue had been postponed by the Senate pending the completion and submission ot these reports. This was expected to be accomplished to-day. Presentation of the reports was ex pected to be followed by an effort on the part of Acting Chairman Hitch cock, of the Banking and Currency Committee to have his motion, which seeks to have the"record of the com mittee hearing in the Jones rase made a matter of public record, adopted. The introduction of the motion yes terday provoked heated debate. Con [ Continued on Page 8] PETROLEUM REDUCED By Associated Press New York, July 16.—The Standard Oil Company of Nefp York to-day an nounced a reduction of fifteen points in all grades of refined petroleum for export, making cases 10.75 cents per gallon, tanks 4.75 cents and refined at New York and Philadelphia 8.25 cents. PLAN TO LAY NEW CABLE New York, July 15.—T0 provide for the large Increase In business which is expected to follow the opening of the Panama canal, a new cable will be laid from New York to Colon by way of Guantanamo before the end of the year. The cable, which will cost f 1,500,000, is, being constructed In England and wi|l be much larger than the present cable. near Fllckinget's lane. Persons in flamed by discoveries of oil In the western fields thought that surface in dications looked like oil. But the efforts were fruitless. When the Bowman building was erected, as well as that now occupied by the Hub store, across Dewberry -treet, considerable trouble was ex perienced from springs of water. It may be possible that a huge supply of oil Is now located in some subterra nean pocket far below the depths of the city and that it has oozed up and mingled with the waters of springs where once the bold Indian stooped to —time's called on this copy. WRITTEN DEMAND OF 55,000 ENGIIIEHN TO BE GIVEN MANAGERS Official Position on Wage Question Stated in Letters to Employers By Associated Press Chicago, July 15.—Official written notices to the managers' committee of the western railroads that the 55,- 000 enginemen an those roads would not arbitrate their wage differences with their employers was prepared to day by* union officials. The position of the men was ver bally outlined to the managers' com mittee yesterday when the result of the strike vote showing that nearly all of the engineers and firemen favored a strike was made public. The writ ten notice was prepared In response to a request from the managers' com mittee. A formal reply to the message from the workmen was expected late to day or to-morrow. The managers' committee contend ed that the requests of the employes for increased pay and more liberal [Continued on Page 8] Kanawha Valley Is Swept by Big Storm By Associated Press Charleston, W. Va., July 15.—The Kanawha valley was swept during last night and early to-day by storms which caused losses estimated at $250,000. The Masonic temple In Charleston was damaged to the ex tent of $35,000 by lightning, almost at the same time two horses were killed in the street not far away. A number of buildings were blown down and telephone and telegraph wires crippled. Campbell Anderson, a brakeman, was blown from the top of a Chesapeake and Ohio freight train into the branches of a tree as the train crossed the trestle at Mar mot, but escaped with bruises. na DECIDES OLD coiryiiiEOßSiiY GO OVER 1313 BOOKS President Judge Doet Not Touch on Constitutionality of Con troller Act Dauphin county's board of auditors, John W. Cassel and Francis W. Rlegle will be permitted to audit the county's accounts for 1913. President Judge George Kunkel so decided in a concise but comprehen sive opinion handed down to-day. Questions of future auditing by the same officers—for the years of 1914 and 1915—and of the constitutionality of the act creating the office of county controller are not touched upon In the decision. In demanding the books the auditors asked that they be permitted to examine only the accounts of 1913; the objections raised as to the consti tutionality of the controllershlp act the court considered unnecessary to pass upon. In effect the opinion means that Auditors Cassel and Rlegle. will get busy on the 1913 accounts and that County Controller Gough, instead of attending to this work, as the county boards had believed was required by the county controller act, will merely continue to transact what other busi ness is necessary in connection with his office. The action In question was instituted by Auditors Cassel and Riegle—the two remaining members of the board, Harry A. Walters having resigned to assume the office of poor director— against County Commissioners Isaac S. Hoffman. Samuel S. Miller and John H. Eby, County Treasurer A. H. Bai ley, Poor Directors Charles L. Boyer, Thomas S. Manning and Harry A. Walters, and Prison Inspectors Lane S. Hart, Henry Cordes, B. Frank Ober, John J. Hargc-st, W. B. Meetch and John H. Mclhenny, all of whom were mandamused by the auditors to com pel them to turn over the 1913 books and accounts. The defendant officials refused, con tending that the office of auditor had been abolished by the controllershlp act, and that the duties formerly per [Contlnucd on Page 8] Colonel Again Meets Progressive Leaders New York, July 15.—Colonel Roose velt came to New York to-day for his weekly visit to Progressive national headquarters. A number of State and city Progressives leaders again met the Colonel and pressed him to ne consider his determination not to run for governor of New York. The Colonel had a lijncheon en gagement at the Colony Club with a group of women identified with the social secrive work of the Progressive party. VOTE TO CONTINUE PLAN Philadelphia, July 15.—Announce ment was made to-day that the vote cast yesterday by the motormen and conductors of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company resulted In the men deciding to continue for another year the present co-operative plan by which | the men deal as Individuals with the company rather than through a labor organization. About 6,500 men are In volved. 12 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT. BIGELOW SMS MO MED TO 11 1 THE HIGHWAYS Highway Commissioner Promptly Begins Repairs to the Roads of the Commonwealth ARE USING THE ROAD DRAGS Fiscal Officers Agree to Pay From the Million Dollar Auto mobile License Fund Auditor General Powell and Btatfc Treasurer Young agreed last night to make payments to the State Highway Department out of the $1,150,000 paid Into the State Treasury by automobil ists of Pennsylvania under legislative mandate that It should be used for repair and construction of highways. Within an hour Highway Commis sioner Bigelow had notified every di vision engineer and district road su perintendent to begin work on repairs. At 10 o'clock this morning reports re ceived at the State Highway Depart ment showed that 1,500 men were at work, dragging the worst stretches of State highway, opening drains and culverts, remaking gutters, filling holes and making safe the bridges. By to morrow noon at least 3,000 men will be at work. Things moved rapidly in the contro versy over the use of the automobile license funds late yesterday afternoon. [Continued on Page 3.] Produce Worth $6,480 in 162 Home Gardens By Associated Press Connellsville, Pa., July 15. —Vege- tables valued at 58,480 are maturing in 162 gardens at homes of workmen employed In the I-elsenring plant of the H. C. Frick Coke company, ac cording to the estimate of judges who yesterday inspected the plots and to day awarded three prizes for the best. The winers were George Orr, coal miner; John Dolan. roadman; and Andy Chulko, coke 'rawer.. Seven teen other persons were given honor able mention and so well was the gar dening carried on that the committee recommended additional prizes for next year. The awards were made un der the general plan of the United States Steel Corporation to encourage vegetable raising among its employes. 1 THE WEATHER For Harrlshurg nnil vicinity* Pnrtlv cloud y weather to-night anil Thursday, probably thunder shower*: not much change In temperature. For Eastern Penn*ylvnnln i Partly cloudy to-night and Thursday, probably with thundernhow er* | not much change In tempernturei moderate south wind*. River The main river will remain nearly Mtntlonary to-night nnd rise Nomewhnt Thursday. A stage of about 2.3 feet la Indicated for Ilarrlahurg Thursday morning. General Condition*! The pressure la hlgheat thla morn ing along the Worth Pacific ronat and lowest over the Canadian province of Kaakatchewan. Condi tion* are generally unsettled, particularly over the eaatern por tion of the country. Showers have occurred generally eni»t of the Ohio river and In !*ew York and Pennaylvanla In the last twenty-four hour*. Tempernturei 8 a. m., 70. Sunt Rlaea, 4i4N a. m.| aeta, 7i33 p. m. Mooni I.nst quarter, to-day at 2t33 a. M.i rlaea. 11i24 p. m.| new moon, July 22, I)i38 p. m. River Mnget 2.3 feet above low water mark. Yeaterday'a Weather Hlgheat temperature, 7ft. I/Oweit temperature, 70. Mean temperature, 74. Normal temperature, 7K. MARRIAGE MCENSES Stef Sponlszt and Terez Knull, Steel ton. Samuel H. Selg and Jennie Bright bill. city. r > GOING ON A VACATION* Don't forget to have the Telegraph ■ent you while you are away. You will have plenty of time to digest Its happenings. The cost Is Just tne same as when you are home. Six cents a week. 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