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General Huerta Leaves Mexico City and Turns Affairs Over to Francisco Carbajal
HARRISBURG iSS®®!! TELEGRAPH LXXXIII—No. 167 TWO SCORE ROAD DRAGS WORKING OH UK HIGHWAYS State Highway Department Offi cials Are Rushing Operations on Local Roads WORKING IN WHOLE STATE Close to 1000 Road Drags Put to Scraping the Highways in 67 Counties Before sundown to-day over 400 men and more than two score road drags will be working on the state highways In Dauphin and Perry counties. Three hundred men were put to work yes terday morning and the number was Increased to-day and to-morrow still more will be added and by Saturday noon about 500 will be at work. There will be forty-five road drags working by that time. The state highways in Dauphin and Perry counties are in a single district an 4 are in charge of Charles P. Wal ter, the road superintendent. They form the largest district in the state and everything was so well arranged that yesterday morning gangs started on the sections of road most in need of repairs. Supplies of stone are on the way and when the road drags finish their work resurfacing will be taken up. Every bridge on a state highway and every culvert is being put into good shape and the gutters and drains cleaned out. The counties of Dauphin, Cumber land and Lebanon are in charge of District Engineer C. W. Hardt, who has planned the maintenance work and ha® men working in every county. According to reports received at the office of G. H. Biles, engineer of main tenance of the Highway Department, this morning, close to 2,500 men are at work with about 1,000 road drags. The number will be increased to-mor row. In many places it has been found that to put roads in even safe con dition will require much expenditure. A. Reeder Ferriday Is Elected Vice-President By Associated Press Reading, Pa., July 16.—Interesting addresses marked the closing session of the eleventh annual convention of the Central Paper Box Manufacturers' Association here to-day. It was de cided to meet in Reading next year. . At the business session these officers were elected: President. Charles M. Coover. Lebanon; first vice-president, A. Reeder Ferriday. Harrisburg; sec ond vice-president, William H. Deis roth, Philadelphia: secretary and treasurer. W. R. Klein, Allentown; auditor. J. F. Kachiinc, Reading, and member of the executive committee, O. F. Kraus. Strike of Enginemen May Be Called in Week By Associated Press Chicago, 111., July 16.—N0 confer ence was scheduled for to-day between representatives of the enginemen of the Western railroads and the man agers' committee assembled here to consider the men's demands. Strike of the 55,000 engineers, fire men and hostlers of the as roads which may tie up 145.000 miles of way, may be called within the week, according to the last communication from the union leaders to the managers. CHAROKD WITH CAI'SIXG FIRE By Associated Press Connellsville, Pa.. July 16.—J, F. Kenney and J. Falk. of Scottdale, Pa., were held for court to-day in connec tion with fire which recehtly destroyed the building "Coupled by the Scottdale Hotel and three stores with a loss of $50,000. The charge was made by C. W. Seanor. deputv fire marshal. Ken nev owned one of the stores and Falk was his manager. BANK CLOSES DOORS Columbus, "hlo. July 16.—rThe Put nam County Banking Company, a state bank, doing business at Ottawa, Ohio, e!< s»d its doors this morning. This action followed a series of confer ences participated in by officers of the bank and examiners from the state banking departments. Late News Bulletins TRANSFER ROCKEFELLER'S SEAT New York. July Ift.—William Rockefeller's sent on the New York Stock exchange was posted to-day for transfer to his son, Percy A. Rockefeller. HUERTA'S TRAIN NOT SIGHTED Vera Cruz, July 16.—Vp till a quarter past ten o'clock this morning 110 special train from Mexico City had passed Orizaba, according to re liable information from that place. It had been expected that General lluerta and his fleeing companions would go through Orizaba early to day on their way to Puerto Mexico. NO CONFERENCES PERMITTED Washington, July Its.—Secretary Garrison to-day telegraphed Briga dier General Bliss, commander of the American troops on the border, ordering American officers to refrain from participating in any meet ings or conferences with Mexican officers of any faction. WANT DEFINITE STATEMENT Chicago. July 1(1. V step toward the resumption of negotiations between the 55.000 cnglnemcn and firemen on nlnety-elglit Western railroads and the railroads, was taken to-day by the conference com mittee of the ralloads, in a letter asking for a definite statement of the propositions supported by the unions. Chicago. July 15. —The decision of Superior Judge Focll, restrain ing George M. Johnson, baseball pitcher, front playing with the Kan sas Federals, was reversed In the Apjicllate Court to-day. Atlanta. Ga., July 16.—Atlanta was selected as the location for the University to be established eastt of the Mississippi river by the Meth odist Kpiscopal Church, South, at a meeting here to-day of the Educa tion Commission appointed by the last General Conference of the Church to choose a site. Panama, July 16.—David Marks. American member of the Panama Joint liand Commission. Is not expected to recover from an attack of cerebral hemorrhage and paralysis of the right side from which he suffered during yesterday session. He liecame unconscious and was re moved to a hospital where the doctors found his condition dangerous. Wall Street Closing.—Chesapeake & Ohio. -16: Lehigh allev, 136U- Northern Pacific, 10f»; Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, 156 vi' I'. S. Steel, 60%; C„ M. & St. P., 110%; Reading, 162J*; N. Y. Central'. 84%; Canadian Pacific, 18614. , PASSENGER TRAIN DITCHED DUIG HEAVY RAIN STORM Roadbed of Columbia and Port Deposit Railroad Completely Washed Out PICNIC PARTIES CAUGHT Buildings Struck by Lightning and Corn and Tobacco Crops De stroyed in Lancaster Co. Special to The Telegraph Marietta, Pa. July 16. Yesterday afternoon another heavy storm visited the section along the Susquehanna I river from Marietta to several miles i below Washingtonboro, doing great ' damage to railroad property, ditching a passenger train, washing out grow j ing crops of corn and tobacco, as well ius grain already cut. Houses and ; barns were struck by lightning and i picnic parties were marooned by rising ! waters. Trolley service was crippled ! in all parts of Lancaster county. The storm at Washingtonboro was a i regular cloudburst, the worst ever ex perienced in that neighborhood. The i worst damage was done along the Columbia and Port Deposit branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The tracks were washed out for several hundred feet, completely destroying the road bed. The washout occurred just a few moments before a passenger train ar : rived at that point and it ran into the excavation, ditching two passenger cars. Xone of the passengers was j seriously injured, although several re | ceived bruises and lacerations. It will ; take several days to repair the darn [Continued on Page 12] HUERTA RESIGNS; U.S. Will NOT RECOGNIZE FRANCISCO CARBAJAL Despite Dictator's Action, Wilson Will Continue Watchful Waiting Policy By Associated Press Washington, July 16.—President j Wilson will not recognize Provisional ! President Carbajal nor any other gov- I ernment in Mexico not set up through ! a legal election or in accordance with j the protocols signed at Xiagara Falls, j Despite the resignation of General j Huerta he will continue his watchful ' waiting policy until the Mexican situa | tion is more clarified. The expectation of the administra ; tion is that arrangements will be made for the peaceful entry of the j constitutionalists into Mexico City in 1 case Carranza and his generals finally refuse to accept President Carbajal, pending the holding of an election. President Wilson believes other na tions will not recognize any new gov ernment until the United States has indicated its attitude. For that rea son he thinks that the constitutional ists will be very careful In their pro cedure, The President is understood to have no objection to Carbajal ex-j cept on the score that he derived his' power from Huerta and is willing to| accept him if the constitutionalists will [Continued on Page 10] DI KE STAYS AT ST. JOHN" By Associated Press St. John, X. F.. July 16.—1n order to gain a more extended view of this city and the surrounding country and to enable the government to carry out all the functions arranged in his honor, the Duke of Connaught, gover nor general of Canada, decided to re main for another day before sailing for Quebec on the warship Essex. HARRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 16, 1914, Exclusive Social Function at Cona—Division Chairman McCormick Entertains the Party Workers S ■~'7AY tz *' V S ' //rK/s ' YOU'RE. A* WELCOME W /BE M'orFN f tcsSrtf7 As tww " R " e<utlw ' NEWS ITEM FROM THE PATRIOT: Henry B. McCormick, chairman of the fourth division, announced yesterday that he has called a district meeting of the county chairmen of his division for July 16. The meeting will he held at his summer home, Cona. alone the Yellow Rreeches, and the coming campaign in the counties of his division, Dauphin, Cumberland, Berks, Lehigh and Lebanon counties, will be discussed. HEAVY BAINS WILL IT AFFECT IRK ON IMPROVEMENTS Contractors Assured River Will Not Rise to Point Where Damage Will Result Both the Stucker Brothers Construc tion Company and the Frank N". Skene Company, contractors, respectively, on the river wall and the dam, have been assured by the State Water Supply Commission that the recently heavy precipitation of rainfall of the last few days will not be seriously felt in this section and that it will not be necessary for the removal of the oper ating plantß to higher ground because of rising waters of the Susquehanna. The information was supplied by the State's commission upon the re quest of the contractors, who feared that the rising stream might damage their machinery. Even a slight rise might work some damage the con tractors pointed out. Tuesday the stage of the river at Harrisburg was 2.4 feet above low water mark and Forecaster Hosnier, of the Water Supply Commission, in formed these contractors that the in crease in gauge height, if any, at Harrisburg for Wednesday morning w:ould be very slight, and advised them to leave their plants where they were. On Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock the Harrisburg gauge was 2.28 feet, or a fall of twelve-hundredths of a foot since the preceding morning, which justifies the State forecaster's prediction and serves to illustrate the high degree of efficiency of this branch of the State government. Although the State Water Supply [Continuea on Page 11] To Defend "Old Maids" in His Sunday Sermon Sunday evening at the Epworth League vesper service in Stevens Me morial Methodist Episcopal Church, Thirteenth and Vernon streets. Dr. Clayton Albert Smucker will talk on "Miriam, the Bachelor Girl." In refuting the charge that old maids do nothing for the world, he will offer a list of twelve famous maids of history. The service will begin at 7.30 o'cloc. Ross K. Bergstresser will direct the evensong service. The male chorus will sing and a half hour of social fellowship and conversation will I follow the evening program. Rockefeller Says He Will Not Quit Board New York, July 16. —The threatened suit under the Sherman law, the report of the Interstate Commerce Commission, and the bill passed by the Massachusettc.s Legislature per | inltting the sale of its Hoston and Maine stock, with the provision that each stock certificate bear a stipula tion that the purchaser agree to sell It to the State of Massachusetts at any time, are the chief questions up for consideration to-day at the meeting of the board of directors of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail road. Prior to the meeting of the New Haven directors, which was set for 1.30 o'clock, reports as to the antici pated resignation of William Rocke feller from the board were dispelled by announcemenf from Mr. Rockefeller that he intended not only to take part in to-day's meeting, but would con tinue to serve as a director. The effect of the announcement was to discredit a similar report that John L. Blllard was also on the point of tendering his resignation. Feed Army Worms Red Pepper and Watch 'Em Die Sneezing West End Matron Discovers Remedy For Pest That Is Ruining Harrisburg Lawns "Yes, this is the Telegraph." "Yes, we had a story about the army worm last night." "You have a remedy, you say? Well, what is it?" "Red pepper? Why, who told you to use that?" "Nobody," explained Mrs. D. G. Berry, of 62 7 Kelker street, who had called up the Telegraph to tell about her remedy for the swarming black pest that is eating up so many lawns in this city. "1 just happened to think of it my self," she went on, "so I sprinkled the SUSQUEHANNA RIM NAVIGABLE DECIDES y. S. WAR DEFT Considerable Conjecture as to What Will Be Done About C. V. Bridge Plans Considerable comment was caused by the publication of an article in Philadelphia, papers this morning to the effect that the War Department has declared the Susquehanna and its tributaries navigable. This ruling among its other effects, unless it is contested, puts it up to the War De partment to approve the plans for the projected Cumberland Valley Railroad bridge over the river at this city. These plans have been approved by the State Water Supply Commission and, it is understood, are now in the hands of the War Department. It is understood there is little doubt that the project will be carried through, although the contract has not yet been [Continued on Page 7] Stilt King Meets the Brother of Harrisburg Hotel Man in West F E Wilvert, the Harrisburg Tele graph's stllt-walker, now en route to thf Pacific coast, has written to H. E. Hershey, at the Hershey House, stating that he met Frank Hershey, the Har risburg man's brother at Gibbon, Neb. Wilvert writes to the Telegraph that hp narrowly escaped sinking in some of Nebraska's quicksands, but that he managed to get away from them by bearing to the north near Grand Island. In the post-card sent to Mr. Hershey Wilvert states that he is at Gibbon, 1,099 miles on his ourney, with 1,801 to go. ELKS IX CLOSING SESSION By Associated Press Denver, Colo., July 10.—With the final session of the grand lodge of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the assembling of all authorl nate lodge members in a massed pa rade. the annual national reunion of the order drew to a close to-day. The program of entertainment will end in an open air carnival dance on the streets to-night under myriads of col ored electric lamps. T. R. TO TALK IN ST. LOUIS By Associated Press St. Louis Mo.. July 16.—Colonel Theodore Roosevelt last night author ized the Progressive party to announce that he will speak in St. Louie about the middle of October. red pepper all over the lawn at the home of my mother. Mrs. George H. Mackenberger, 1845 Xorth Seventh street. And it killed the army worms by the thousands. I thought maybe you would print the fact that red pep per kills the pests and perhaps others will be able to save their grass. "Why does the red pepper kill them?" she replied in reply to the re porter's query. "I don't know ex actly. '"But," she added, as she hung up the phone, "maybe they sneeze them selves to death." TEIIS CLUBHOUSE PLANS COMPLETED; WORK STARTS SDON Construction Will Begin Imme diately After Receipt of Bids Before the final matches in the 1914 city tennis championship tournament have been played, work on the con struction of th? brand-new tennis clubhouse on t) e Reservoir Park ter race will likely be well under way. Simultaneously with the (publica tion of the, drawings for the season's tournament last evening announce ment of the completed plans were made last evening before the tourna ment committee. The clubhouse will cost in the neighborhood of SSOO It is expected and the work will be started as soon as bids are received. The park de partment will supervise the construc tion of the house, although the great er portion of the cost is expected to be borne by the tennis players who have subscribed to the fund. The movement was started some months [Continued on Page 10] Naval "Plucking" Board Will Be Investigated By Associated Press Washington, July 16.—Operations of the dreaded naval "plucking" board, which annually orders the compulsory retirement of many high officers In the navy, were to be gone into to-day by a sub-committee of the House naval committee. Rear Admiral Knight, who as head of the ''plucking" board recently retired from active service Captain John H. Gibbon, commander of the battleship Utah, had been sum moned to testify. Numerous naval officers recently re tired by the board have appealed to members of Congress in an effort to have their cases reopened with a view to restoration to active service. Friends of Captain Gibbon In and out of Congress have protested that his "plucking" was unfair to him and to the naval service. Other caseß are in prospect. BUILDING PERMITS Building permits to-day Include one for a $3,000 three-story addition to the rear of John Russ' brick house at 239 South Thirteenth street; an addition to cost S2OO of a one-story back at P. Mer curlo's brick house at 121 Washington street. N. S. Curtln, contractor, will build a two-story b-ick house on north side of Curtin, near Jefferson, for O. G. Patton. The cost will be $2,000. ] CIDER VINEGAR AND WATER MA! NOT BE MIXED-MCARRELL Judge Assumes Legislature Knew What It Was Doing When It Passed Law Vinegar and water, legally speaking, ccn't mix. That, in substance, is the opinion of the Dauphin County Court as ex pressed to : day in the decision of Addi tional Law Judge S. J. M. McCarrell in the recent action instituted by the State's pure food department against a local wholesale grocery firm, C. W. Burtnett. The ease was purely a,test case and a special verdict of guilty'was taken in September, 1913, quarter sessions in order that the case would be definitely adjudicated. The legislative act whose legaltty was questioned was the. measure of Junfc 18. 1897, as amended by the act of May 21, 1911, which provides no compound not "a legitimate product of pure apple juice and not made ex clusively of apple cider" could be used or sold in manufacture of vinegar." Admitted I'se of Water The defendant had admitted that It used approximately 20 per cent, of [Continued on Pa*« 11] Great Throngs Will See Smith-Carpentier Fight in England Tonight By Associated Press London, July 16.—There waa a great influx of sportsmen from France and other continental countries to day to attend the twenty round fight between "Gunboat" Smith, the Amer ican heavyweight and George Carpen tier, the European heavyweight cham pion down for decision to-night in the arena at Olympia. Among these who arrived were many Americans desir ous of seeing their countryman in ac tion against the popular Frenchman. Many who came to-day and who had failed to book their seats ip ad vance were doomed to disappoint ment, as seats were selling at a prem ium. Even the poorest ones yards away from the ringside were quoted at from sls to S2O, while those in the vicinity of the ropes were not obtain able at any price. The fight has created more Interest here than any pugilistic encounter since that between Peter Jackson and Frank P. Slavin, about a quarter of a century ago, although no world's championship is at stake. Carpentler to-day was still a favor ite in the betting. PRESIDENT IS ILL By Associated Press Washington, July 16.—President Wilson had a light attack of indiges tion to-day and cancelled his engage ments. He had arranged to hold two conferences with New York business men and was to have met many con gressmen on patronage questions. The illntss was not serious and that he I robably would begin receiving call ers again to-morrow. AILMENT CAUSES INSANITY By Associated Press Chicago, July 16.—"1n all instances mental diseases are due to physical causes and should be met by physical measures," said Dr. Karl W. Sawyer, of Marlon, Ohio, to-day, to the con vention of ailenists and Neurologists In session here. Dr. Sawyer declared that in the study of 2,700 cases £e had found that a physical ailment was virtually always the cause of insanity. Psychic causes are mere side roads, le asserted. 12 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT. GRID JURY WILL BILLOT 111 CMII CASE HIE TODAY Verdict on Indictment May Not Be Made Known Until To morrow THREE WITNESSES CALLED Announcement That Bardes Would Not Be Called Causes Surprise By Associated Prcs* Mineola, N. Y., July 16.—The grand Jury weighing the evidence against Mrs. Florence Carman, locked up on. the charge of slaying Mrs. Louis® Bailey, who was shot down in Dr. Car man's office on the night of June 30 last, was expected to vote for or against an indictment late this after noon. District Attorney Smith, in so announcing to-day. said that the ver dict probably would not be made pub lic until to-morrow. But three witnesses, Mr. Smith con tinued, were to face the grand Jury to-day, with the possible exception of Mrs. Carman herself. Whether the Jurors would receive her and permit her to make a statement was a point which had not been determined this forenoon. Will Xot Call Bardes The announcement by the district attorney that he would not call Ell wood T. Bardes, the "insurance col lector, whose testimony before the coroner practically resulted in a charge of murder being placed against Mrs. Carman, caused much surprise. The defense, it is said, was prepared to attack Bardes' testimony. The dis trict attorney also said that he would not call Mrs. Ida Powell, Mrs. Car man's sister, nor her daughter, nor Mr. and Mrs. Piatt Conklin. her father and mother, before, the grand jury. Still another surprise to the defense was the announcement by Mr. Smith that Mrs. Carman herself would not be permitted to tell her story to the grand jury unless that body granted her re quest to appear. If Mrs. Carman does testify, Mr. Smith said, he would not I ask her a single question, and, If hu could prevent it, he would not permit questions being put to her by Jurors. Two Aeroplanes Destroy Tribesmen's Stronghold By Associated Press Paris. July 16.—How two military aeroplanes destroyed with bombs the inaccessible mountain stronghold of the Biata tribesmen in the Taza re gion of Morocco is described in dis patches which have Just been received here. The tribesmen's retreat had been located and General Gourand sent out the two aeroplanes, one manned by Lieutenant Deierstein and Captain Raymond, and the other by Lieuten ants Paretti and Morletis. The attack ing parties carried four bombs each. They speedily discovered the hiding place and dropped the bombs with such precision that the camp was de stroyed, many tribesmen beln.T killed. The aviators then made maps show ing the position of the stronghold which enabled Generald Gouraud to round tip the natives who had escaped death by the bombs. Wilson Continues His Fight For Confirmation Washington, July 16.—There was no let-up to-day in President Wilson's fight for the confirmation of Thomas D. Jones, of Chicago, for the Federal Reserve Board. Intimations that the nomination might be withdrawn from the Senate were vigorously denied by White House officials. Opponents of the confirmation were confident they could beat it; the administration still was hopeful of victory though by a slender majority. A letter endorsing Mr. Jones, signed by twenty-two large business concerns in Chicago was made public to-day at the White House. 1 THE WEATHER For Harrlahurg and vlclnltyi Un settled, probably ahowera this afternooni partly cloudy to-night and Frldayi not much change In temperatnre. For Faatern PennaylvanUit Partly cloudy to-night and Friday; moderate aouth vtlnda. Temperatnrei 8 a. in., T4| 2 p. m., 83. Sum Klaea, 4i49 a. m.| aeta, 7 >32 p. m. Moon ■ Rlaea, 12:01 a. m. t new moon, July 22, 9i38 p. m. River Stage: 2.2 feet above lew water mark. Yesterday's Weather Iftgheat temperature, 82. I.oweat temperature. 69. Mean temperature, 7fl. Normal temperature, 78. 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 Its happenings. The cost is just the same as when you are home. Six cents a week. A Postal addressed to the Circula tion Department wIU bring you Uie next Issue. .. .J Summer Books Re sure you are properly sup plied with interesting reading matter before you start on your vacation. A good cheery book Is a mighty refreshing companion for a dull day. The list of books being shown ! at the leading stores is an un usually attractive one. and the majority of the publications are marked at decidedly "popular" ! prices. Where Is the best place to lay in your book supply? Let the advertising columns of the Telegraph serve you here as they do in nearly every huoiab want.