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Germans Gather For Telling Blew on Belgian Soil The French foreign minister denies a German report of the capture by Germans of a French infantry regiment at Briey, Meur the-Et-Moselle. Swiss reports assert that Franco-German battle before Muel hausen to have been so severe that the neighboring hospital accom modations proved absolutely inadequate. Many Germans in Berlin have placed their homes at the dis posal of stranded Americans. fjondon, Aug. IS.—The war of the nations of Europe to-day became further regularized with the formal declaration of war on Austria-Hungary bv (ireat Brtiain. The strength of Ihe British fleet In the Mediterranean is unknown, as no movements of warships have been made pubUc since the first outbreak of hostilities, it Is known, however, that Prance lias, the bulk of her lleet In the Mediterranean, so that no apprehension exists here as to the saTety of trade routes through that sea now that it seems certain that the Uerinau cruisers Gocben and Breslau are out of action. The oflicial press bureau here, describing to-day the disposlUon of British cruisesr in the Atlantic and elsewhere, express!} urges traders of ail nations doing business with Great Britain to send their cargoes con fident I v and boldly to sea in British or neutral ships in all directions ex cept the North Sea, where, owing to mines and the probability of naval operations, no guarantee can yet be given, although, as announced yester. day. passenger services are again running. In the hold of land operations little change has occurred since yester- day. It must be remembered, in cons idcring all tile published reports of military operations, that these dispatches emanate almost exclusively from the side of the allied French anil Belgian armies. Nothing whatever comes from the and AusUian side relating to military movements or dispositions aiul only ix-caslonally a brief Item de scribing the result of past engagements Is made public from those quarters. Strict censorship exercised over the whole Held makes it difficult to estimate the real value of the news received. The struggle for the possession of the Belgian forts surrounding Liege has recommenced and reports of artillery and cavulry engagements are taken as Indicating the possible beginning of a great l>attle on Belgian soli. The hulk of the German forces Is l»elleved to lie concentrated on the frontier between Liege and the Duchy of Luxemburg. This leads to the conclusion thai tiermany's frontier facing Russia can lie only lightly guarded probably by newly organized armies oomposed of called to the colors. London, AUK. 13.—1t is officially announced that a state of war has existed between Great Britain and Austria-Hungary since midnight. The British Foreign Office later issued the following statement: "Diplomatic relations between France and Austria-Hungary being broken off. the French government requested His Majesty's grovernment to communicate to the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador In London the follow ing declaration: " 'Having declared war on Servia and thus taken the initiative in hos tilities in Europe, the Austro-Hungarian government has placed itself with out any provocation from France in a state of war with France, and after Germany had successively declared war against Russia and France, Aus tria-Hungary has entered the conflict by declaring war on Russia, who already was fighting on the side of France. According to information wor thy of belief, Austria-Hungary has sent troops over the German frontier in such manner as to constitute a direct menace against France. In face of these facts the French government finds itself obliged to declare to the Austro-Hungarian government that it will take all measures permitted to it to reply to these acts and menaces.' "In communicating this declaration, accordingly, to the Austro-Hun garian Ambassador in London, His Brittanio Majesty's government has de clared to his excellency that the rupture with France having been brought about in this way, it feels itself obliged to announce that a state of war exists between Great Britain and Austria-Hungary from midnight." French Make Official Report of Fight Near Muelhausen August 11 Paris. Aug. 13. 3.10 P. M.—An offi cial report of the fighting between the French and Germans in the vicinity of Muelhausen issued to-day says: "The fighting, which started on Au gust 11, was continued on August 12 under thrilling conditions for the French. It may be summed up as follows: "The first phase was an attack on two French battalions by German forces greatly superior in number. The two French battalions fell back, but. being reinforced during the night, assumed the offensive, well supported by artillery. "This counter-attack caused the Germans to retreat precipitately, leav ing behind them a large number of killed, wounded and prisoners. "The Germans abandoned a battery of artillery, three machine guns and several wagonloads of ammunition. "The French troops followed up their advantage and on Wednesday a French battery surprised the Twenty first Baden Dragoon Begiment while the men were dismounted. In a few minutes the regiment was destroyed. "The effect of this double success was Immediately perceptible. Not only was the forward movement of the German troops stopped, but their col umns fell back, closely followed by the French. In the course of this pursuit the French found on a hill and in neighboring villages many German soldiers who had been wounded in the light on August 11. "Nine German officers and I,ooft wounded men fell into the French hands as prisoners. "The poor quality of the projectiles used by the German heavy artillery was convincingly demonstrated during the bombardment of Pont-a-Mousson. More than 100 shells, containing enor mous charges of explosives, weighing altogether 220 pounds each, were fired from a battery of 21-centimeter mor tars at a distance of about six and a quarter miles. The total result of this avalanche of iron explosives was four killed and twelve wounded in the town." Rcvcnae Loss For Year May Be $100,000,000 Washington, Aug. 13.—The question of Ways and means for raising about 4100.000.000 to offset the loss of the United States In import duties expect ed to result from the European war was up for discussion at a conference to-day between Secretary McAdoo and Chairman Underwood of the House Ways and Means Committee. Treasury experts had prepared a statement showing imports from the warring countries and figures indicating what might be raised by Increased taxes on liquors and by adding to the income tax. The experts Informally admit that the probable lose In revenues may be nearly $100,000,000 for this year. Plans being informally discussed in clude one to change the Internal reve nue tax on cigars and tobacco to make it an ad valorem tax Instead of a flat tax on amounts. It being estimated that about forty million could be raised in this way. An increased tax on beer according to estimates, would hrlng in 130,000,000. No change in the income tax could be effective until after July 1, 1915. France Will Cover Risks on Exports and Imports Paris, Aug. 13, 3.05 A. M.—To en courage commerce during the war the French government. It is announced, will cover war risks on importations and exportations by sea. Vessels under the French flag will be covered by 80 per cent, of their value, while the total value of cargoes under the French flag or the flag of allies or neutral states will be covered in consideration of a premium. Six Vessels Will Be Chartered Immediately For Americans Abroad ' Washington, D. c., Aug. 13.—Im mediate charter of six vessels to go to Europe for Americans was agreed upon to-day by Secretaries McAdoo, Garrison and Daniels and Assistant Secretary Phllllpsc of the State De partment. They will carry 8,000 pas sengers at as reasonable rates of pas cage as possible. THURSDAY EVENING. [Continued Prom First Page] IVAN BUTCH IS OHICE MODE IT LIBERTY Judge W. H. Seibert Orders Steel ton Man's Release Following Argument in Court default of SI,OOO bail. The argument this morning was made by attorneys for Brojkovac, who claimed that the charge did not war rant such an amount and that the law allowed him his liberty on com mon bail. It was also shown that Brojkavoc has several suits pending in Dauphin county court, one of which is to annul the divorce decree which his wife, Cilika Brojkovac, It is charged, obtained through false statements. An other is that of Brojkovac against Spiridlon Fircich, a merchant of Steel ton. charging the latter with alien ating the affections of his wife. EDWARD FLICKIID DISCOVERED DEAD [Contfnnert From First Page] Dickinson said this afternoon that the death was accidental. The body was removed to the Spicer undertaking establishment. Estranged From His Wife Mr. Flickinger was married, but for some time was estranged from his wife. Mrs. Lillian M. Flickinger, who resides at 1549 State street His sdr vlvors are his wife, mother and three brothers. Arrangements for the funeral will be announced as soon as a report Is made to the coronor by Dr. James E. Dickinson. Edward Flickinger was a native of Harrisburg. For many years he was identfied with the old Opera House as propertyman and assistant stage director. Later he was engaged in business in Market street, being a member of the firm of Sides & Flick inger Subsequently he sold out his interest and traveled for a New York firm. At the same time he was part owner in a women's furnishing store in Locust street, under the name of Perrine & Co. Mentally Deranged About six months ago Mr. Flick inger accepted a position as traveling salesman for the Jennings Manufac turing Company. This position he held until about two weeks ago when Mr. Flickinger became mentally ill Several times he tried to jump from a window near his home and was watched closely. Last night he went to the Commonwealth Hotel and reg istered. Shortly after going to the room Hr. Fltckinger's actions aroused suspicion and ho was watched Dur ing the evening Mr. Flickinger came downstairs in his stocking feet and went to a nearby drug store and asked for a nerve tonic. On his return the hotel attaches were notified to watch Mr. Flickinger. Papers had been prepared and an application was made in court cham bers to-day after he was dead for a commission on lunacy on Mr. Flick inger. The commission had arranged a hearing for Saturday. $20,000 Operation For Green Street C. L. Long will begin work soon on eight 2 % -story brick and stucco houses In Green street near Woodbine. The houses will be of slmilar~design and. It is understood, will rent for a moderate sum. The cost of the op eration will be $20,000. POSTPONE FESTIVAL The festival which was to be held by the Camp Curtin Fire Company on Tuesday. Wednesday and to-night has heen postponed. A date for the f alr will be set soon. DEAD MAN PICKED UP I OH CUR FROM WHICH i I FOREIGNER LEAPED! Police Believe They Have Murder Case• on Their Hands; Sus pect Under Arrest On the top of a freight car in the Rutherford yards of the Reading Railway Company this morning a for eigner was found dead. His skull was fractured. At the Harrisluirg Hospital another foreigner was treated for injuries ho received when he jumped from tho freight car on which the dead man was found. Papers show that both men were bound for the same destination. The police, believe the foregoing coincidents point to a probable mur der. There are possibilities that there is a woman in the case. As the result of these suspicions Alexander Dennock, the foreigner treated at the Harrlsburg Hospital, is in the Dauphin county prison, held on suspicion of being the slayer of the dead foreigner. •lumped Near Palmyra Dennock jumped from a freight car near Palmyra early this morning. Soon after the body of an unknown foreigner was found on the same car. Dennock denies all knowledge of the dead man. but papers taken from the dead man's pockets tell another story. The body was sent to the undertaking establishment of Rudolph K. Spieer, acting coroner. An investigation is being made. The dead man's skull is fractured at the back of the head. The body was found by trainmen employed in the Rutherford yards. In his pockets were a number of papers. On one paper was the address of Miss Lillian Moore, 249 West Water street, Mid dletown. Pa. The other papers were mostly in Hebrew. Dennock also had a Middletown address, that, of Steffan Trefannock, 128 Laurenqfe street. Middletown, Pa. Dennock sai£i he was on his way from New York city to Middletown in search of work. His stories are all mixed up, however, for at one time he declared he did not see any per son on the train and at another told of meeting a stranger at Jersey City and riding on a freight train with him._ Trackmen Grow Suspicions Dennock was picked up by track "men near Palmyra. He was so badly injured that they determined to send him to the Harrisburg Hospital for treatment. About 8.10 the dead man was found in the Rutherford yards and the trackmen who found Den nock discovered that he had jumped from the very car on which the dead man had been picked up. The acting coroner, Rudolph K. SpiPer, was at once notified and he notified the city t>olice, who arrested Dennock at the Harrisburg Hospital and took him to the county jail for safe keeping. Dennock says he jumped off the train because he feared he was near the point where the railroad officers board the trains and arrest people. He denies that there was any other person on the car on which he was riding. This statement is not believed by the coroner. Dennock nor the dead man had any money in their clothes. Following an ar gument in court room No. 2 to-day Judge William H. Seibert allowed Ivan Brojkovac his liberty on his own recognizance. Brojkovac, who is charged with slan der by his wife, hus been in jail in The fracture on the dead man's head Indicates that the back of the head was struck by some blunt in strument. The man might have been struck by an overhead bridge, but the trainmen say they know of no bridge that could have caused the ac cident. Efforts to locate the residents of Middletown named in the notes were unsuccessful this afternoon. Den nock does not speak English very well and the police are arranging to have an interpreter question him. Some of the papers found on the dead man indicate that he may have been a mission worker in New York city. On a paper appears the name of Dr. Francis Shcstac, 119 Washing ton Place. Under It is "introducing fellow worker, Shapiro." The papers will be turned over to Coroner Jacob Eckinger ori his return from Atlantic City to-night. Harrisburg Printers to Attend York Convention Members of the Harrisburg Typo graphical Union, No. 14, will attend the ninth quarterly convention of the Eastern Pennsylvania District Typo graphical Union, to be held In York, Saturday and Sunday. William Black, of the State Print ery, Harry Fry, of the Telegraph, and John Macklln. of the State Printery, are delegates from the local union. Unwood B. Wanbaugh, of the Star- Independent, president of the local union, is secretary of the district con vention. INVESTIGATION OE HIGH FOOD PRICES [Continued From First Page! if any would in your judgment be jus tifiable and warrantable In the cir cumstances. "I feel that this is a matter which we cannot let pass by without trying to serve the country. Certainly the country ought to be defended if pos sible against men who would take advan e of such circumstances to increase the price of food and the difficulties of living." • The President took up the question of increasing prices the first thing to day and was impressed by the pressure of the situation. Special agents of the Department of Justice throughout the country and in vestigators of the Department of Com merce are available to collect evi dence for any action the Attorney General may think warranted. The Department of Labor also has a corps which has become expert In gather ing evidence of the increased cost of living.. Meß«>ynol«lf> Replies Attorney General Mcßeynold? at once replied to the President as fol lows: "I have your letter of August 13 in reference to the unwarranted In crease in the price of foodstuffs. "The head of our special agents has been instructed to give directions to his men throughout the country to begin Investigations in order to ascer tain the real facts, and I am sending the various district attorneys similar instructions. This should enable us to securo some definite information in respect of true conditions. "May I take the liberty of suggest ing that perhaps the agents of the De partmene of Commerce could render valuable assistance along the lines in dicated. "When we have become somewhat more familiar with the exact situa tion I hope to be able to make you some suggestions In respect of legal proceedings or appropriate legisla tion. "The department has for some time; HARRISBURG TELEGRAPfI ■ WILL AFFECT PRICES. THINKS BIG B.P.S.MItNAGER But He Doesn't Believe Harrisburg Has Cause For Much Concern "Yes, the war will undoubttedly have a great effert ton merchandising In this country," sairl William H. Bennethum. Sr., manager of Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart's Harrisburg store to-day. in reply to a question as to what havoc the far-flung lines of war were creating in the great mercantile fields in this country. "But," he continued, "it will be extremely difficult to tell just how far-reaching it will be because nobody knows how long the war is going to last. For that reason it is impossible to forecast with anything like ac curacy or any near approach to it the possibble effect of the war on prices here. So far as our own stocks go we are pretty well fixed for the fu ture, and subsequent operations will depend largely on the duration of hos tilities. "Then, too, it may be possible thatt England may be able to clear the seas or at least make a pahtway across suf ficient to permit the plying of her commercial ships. Of course even in that event, prices on goods upon which we are dependent on Europe would be higher on account of the greater riskk in trasporting them and also by rea son of the greater cost of production. Lines llit Mordent "Other factors will play a part also. For Instance, in the linen trmle. which we divide between Great Britain and Germany, it is highly probable that the latter country wiuld be unable to pro duce linens, and an overdemand would send prices up. Outside of linens the only other articles upon which we are absolutely dependent on Europe are toys and dolls, nearly all of which come from Germany. Eaces and embroid eries are imported In great quantities from Great Britain and France and Germany, but only because of the su perior quality, and Americans must con tent themselves with homemade goods of this kind in all probabality. Velvet is another article not produced in this country and here again we will have to use the American-made velveteen. Going into the commissary depart ment, to speak In war terms, America, as you know, is pretty well able to take care of herself, and about the only article that will he missed from the American menu will be Swiss cheese, which has gone up from twenty-four to forty-two cents. I.lttle Caune For Worry "So far as Harrlsburgers are con cerned, 1 don't think the war is going to a feet them much. Our own stock is well made up, and we will absolutely not advance orlces until we have to purchase again. Our firm has always been optimistic. One of the founders used to say, 'You can always buy goods,' and In my own thirty-two years' experience I have found that the case." Every Tenth Resident Will Be Put to Death if Resistance Continues By Associated Press ! St. Petersburg, via London, Aug. 13, 4.50 a. m.—According to a semi official dispatch, the German troops before Kalisz, Russian Poland, have issuad a proclamation stating that every tenth inhabitant of Kalisz will be shot in the event of further re sistance. A mass was celebrated to-day at the Russian Ministry of Finances in memory of M. Nokolof, the city treas urer of Kalisz, said to have been shot by the German troops while at his post. The Grand Duke Constantine Con stantinovitch has given the famous marbale palace in St. Petersburg as a hospital. Declares French Were Victorious at Muelhauser By Associated Press London, Aug. 13. 12.15 p. m. A dispatch from the French foreign minister issued by the French em bassy here to-day reiterates that the French troops behind Muelhausen, Alsace, "have not rettired bbut have victoriously resisted an entire German army corps." The minister adds: "The Belgian army and the forts around Leige are intact and are pre pared to resist all attacks. "There has been no Important change in Lorraine and there is no truth in the report that the sixteenth regiment of infantry was taken pris oners by the Germans at Briey in the department of Meurthet-Moselle." At the end of his communication the French minister said "France is gratified bby the attitude of Ameri ca." bpen making investigations in various directions concerning the price of foodstuffs." The President instructed Secretary Redfield to have his agents begin similar Investigations. District Attorney to Take lip Price Increase By Associated Press Chicago, Aug. 13.—There was no change in the wholesale price of cut meats at the stock yards to-day except that sausage was described as "a trifle stronger." The investigation of the alleged war rise of prices on foodstuffs ordered by the President will be taken up so far as Chicago is concerned by District Attorney Wilkerson on his return from his vacation to-morrow. Intervention of Neutral Powers to Be Asked For By Belgian Minister By Associated Press Brussels, Aug. 13, via Paris, 1.25 P- M. —It is stated here to-day that the intervention of the neutral powers is to be asked for by the Belgian Foreign Minister through their diplo matic representatives in the Belgian capital in reference to alleged re peated violation by the German troops in Belgian of the Geneva and The Hague conventions. M. Davtgnoon, the Belgian foreign minister, has drawn up a long list of cases declared to be fully attested, of the killing of the wounded, the abuse of the white flagg, the killing of civi lians and the seizure of private and I public funds. AGREE OX SHIPPING BILL Washington, Aug. 13.—House and Senate conferences on the emergency shipping bill to-day reached a com plete agreement, recommending that foreign built vessels registered under the act be permitted to engage in the coast wise trade within two years from Its passage. , FIFTY RESERVISTS OF STEELTON MUST REPOFIT FOR SERVICE Believed That 400 Austrians in Central Pennsylvania Will Return to Colors Simutaneously with the announce ment from Philadelphia that con sul General von Grtviclc, of the Aus tro-Hungarian consulate, has devised a plan whereby the 20.000 Austrian reservists registered at the Philadel phia consulate may be sent to Austria without infringing on the U. S. neu trality laws, more than fifty reservists in Steelton this morning received notice to report for service. They were allowed 24 hours in which to re port at Philadelphia. Many of them have already left and more will leave to-day . Steamship agents here and others Interested In getting the reservists back to Europe, estimate that more than 400 subjects of Franz Josef in this vicinity will return to the colors. While the majority of these are from Steelton many are from Harrisburg, Columbia and Waynesboro. One party of fifteen men asked the Jiras-Bachnian Estate, steamship agents, at Front and Chestnut streets, for transportation to Austria this morning. They were volunteers and not regular reservists. They were in formed that there was as yet no means for their transportation but that they would be notified immedi ately upon arrangements being made. SEMI PENROSE IS iT DISTURBED [Continued From first Page] far ahead of the standards of twenty five years ago and the efficiency and application of strict military and busi ness principles mark a progress al most as great as that from the stage coach to the steam engine. "In fact, if any criticism were to be made. It would be that some of the requirements are too exacting to im pose on the guardsmen. At any rate, the National Guard of Pennsylvania is a body of clean, healthy, vigorous and intelligent men. They can be compared favorably with any other similar body of men in the country and cannot be surpassed anywhere. "One of the best improvements in the guard In recent .vears has been the Construction of armories by the State. This work ought to be kept up and liberal appropriations should be forth coming. A fine armory tends to stim ulate interest in the guard and the armory buildings can be used for many civic occasions, making it gen erally useful to the locality, fully jus tifying its expense. "In view of the rapidly increasing and exacting duties that are required of officers and enlisted men I have, after careful consideration, come to the conclusion that the militia pay bill ought to be passed by Congress. "It is true the bill will constitute a radical departure from the original idea of a National Guard, but we move in the age of rapid progress and it is hardly fair to expect the large amount of work now required of the officers without allowing them a rea sonable and moderate compensation. "The United States, of course, oc cupies a neutral position in the Euro pean crisis. It is sincerely hoped that it is beyond the realm of possibility for the t'nited States to lie drawn into the conflict, hut no man can foresee what unexpected contingency might 1 arise with respect to this country and i Mexico. Should the occasion arise the National Guard will respond to a man and form a nucleus of as fine an army as ever encountered an enemy." A HARRISBURG STORV Harrisburg, 111., Aug. 13.—1t has been hot here. When a local res taurant proprietor opened his ice box to get two eggs for an order he was startled to hear the cheep of a chicken which he found had picked through its shell in the refrigerator. The chick was soon out and "doing well." UNIFORMS FOR FIREMEN The Allison Hook and ladder Com pany. No. 2, will make all the other Harrisburg fire companies sit tip and take notice during the firemen's state convention in October. A contract has just been awarded The Globe for the latest improved type of uniforms, out ' fitting the entire company. IMPLEMENT FIRM'S REMOVAL MEAI\iS MUCH [Continued From First Page] respect and a building that will be ft credit to your city. "We have at present at Waynesboro fifty-two employes in connection with the Waynesboro branch and that num ber will be required to conduct our Harrisburg Branch. Of this list, nine are travelers who naturally will not be transferred with the exception of their work and headquarters. "It "should mean quite a little to Harrisburg as we hope to retain all our capable and worthy employes and who naturally will want to seek homes in your city. We, as you pos sibly known, maintain seventeen branches, located from the Atlantic to the Rockey Mountains, and have job bing connections on the Pacific coast. We also maintain thirteen sub-branch es. which located throughout the coun try and which gK'e us an extremely large outlet for the distribution of our line." Sugar Soared to New High Levels Today New York, Aug. 13.—Sugar soared to new high levels to-day. The mar ket was V'ong owning to active bids from Great Britain, aB well as buying by local refineries In order to supply raw sugar to meet the increased de mand for refined. Holders of raw sugar in Cuba are very firm in their attitude and the raw market early to day was quoted on the basis of 6.02 for centrifugal 96 test, while refined was quoted at 6 % to 7c for fine gran ulated, representing new high re cords. MAY DKLAY TRADE BILL Washington, Aug. 13.—Final agree ment on the trade commission bill now in conference may be delayed until the Senate has acted on the Clayton bill which has features close ly related. A decision will be reached later. , AUGUST 13, 1914. LEWIS TELLS HIS TROUBLES TO T. R. Dean of Pennsylvania Law School Say* It's Not True He's to Lose Place on Ticket Oyster Bay, N. Y„ Aug. 13.—Wil liam Draper Lewis, Progressive nomi nee for Governor in Pennsylvania, journeyed to Sagamore Hill yesterday to tell his troubles to Colonel Roose velt Mr. Lewis was visibly disturbed by the report that he was not consid ered a strong enough candidate and that the Colonel's wisdom was being solicited to get htm off the ticket. "In answer to Mr. Lewis." Colonel Roosevelt said to reporters. "I told hint that of course 1 am as interested in the campaign in Pennsylvania as in New York: that in both states I feel we have not only national issues at stake, but also questions of decent and clean government, which, al though in one sense vitally and pe culiarly state matters referring to the two states, yet are also of such great Importance as to be national In their scope." Then the dean of the Pennsylvania j law school made his way down from | Sagamore Hill declaring it was untrue i that the Bull Moosers of Pennsylvania! were thinking of getting him off the ticket. He couldn't understand the report. Such a thing as resigning to have himself replaced by another at the head of the ticket was Impossible. \ When he got to the railroad station . and obtained a parcel of zwieback which he had checked he went on to j say as he munched the brown things that there was some reason for think ing of fusion between the Bull Moose ticket and the ticket headed by Vance | McCormick, independent Democratic | nominee for Governor, because McCor mick was fighting Penrose too. The reporters left him sitting on a i bench on the dock of the Seawanhaka ] Yacht Club eating his zwieback. He \ was waiting for the motorboat of Medlll McCormick, the Illinois Pro gressive leader, to take him back to New York. Whitman to Inquire Into High Food Prices By Associated Press New York, Aug. 13.—Investigation of an alleged conspiracy to increase the price of food in New York City was to begin to-day by District Attor ney Whitman, who announced that wholesalers, retailers and others hav ing knowledge of food prices would be given an opportunity of appearing before one of his assistants to tell their version of the upward trend of prices. In the event that certain persons whom the district attorney has in vited to attend this inquiry fail to ap pear, he announced that they would be subpenaed in John Doe proceedings. Two other investigations to be set in motion to-day were those under the auspices of Mayor Mitchel and Presi dent Marks of Manhattan borough. Mayor Mitchel announced that the would appoint a citizens' committee of fifty to look into the situation. j Germans Thrown Back by Belgian Cavalry By Associated Press Paris. Aug. 13. 10.17 A. M.—An offi cial communication published here to i day says: "A division of Belgian cavalry, sup ported by a brigade of infantry and by artillery, engaged and defeated, near the fortress of Diest, eighteen miles northeast of Louvain, a division of German cavalry, also supported by infantry and by artillery. "The lighting was extremely fierce and resulted in the Germans being thrown back toward Hasselt and St. Trond." Flotsam Cast Up on Coast Was From Rainbow By Associated Press San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 13.—The arrival to-day at Victoria of the Brit ish sloop of war Shearwater in con voy of the cruiser Rainbow, clears up the naval situation on this coast. It Is now positive that the flotsam cast up outside the Golden Gate in the last three days was woodwork jet tisoned by the Rainbow when she cleared for action after leaving this port before dawn last Saturday and when she believed herself in danger of going into action with the German cruisers Leipzig and Uurenberg, which are still in these waters. j 36,000 Dozens of Eggs Will Be Sent to Europe By Associated Press New York. Aug. 13.—1n the refrig erators of the American liner New- York when she sails for London to morrow will be 36,000 dozen eggs, j These eggs cost here 25 cents a dozen. With the supply of eggs from Rus sia shut off, England had no place to turn to secure her stock except Amer ica. ARRANGEMENTS COMPLETED The general committee arranging for the Harrisburg Foundry and Machine Works excursion to Willow Grove on Saturday, August 15, held their final meeting last evening and completed ar rangements for carrying a crowd to this popular resort. These excursions to Willow Grove originated through the medium of the employes of this company and they have for the past twelve years carried through an extremely interesting ex cursion each year. From present indications the crowd this year will be In keeping with thore of former seasons and possibly exceed In numbers to a considerable extent those attending the previous excur sions. Many new attractions have been add ed to tlie park in Willow Grove and aside from this, persons taking ad vantage of these excursions have an op portunity to visit Philadelphia and re turn home the same night. Arrange ments have been made with the trac tion company to have cars meet all trains from Willow Grove so that everybody may be carried to their homes without any difficulty. Tickets can be purchased from any of the committee or at the ticket office of the Philadelphia and Reading Rail way Company early Saturday morning, the 15th Inst. —Advertisement. TO ORGANIZE LODGE Pvthlan Sister Temple, a new local lodge, will meet in the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall, Sixth and Cumberland streets, to-morrow evening for the purpose of organizing. An Altoona de gree team will have charge of the ceremony. Any woman, who Is a wife, sister or daughter or a mem ber of the Knights of Pythias Is eligible to this lodge. The charter will be open from 2 p. m. until 8 p. m. for those wishing to sign It There Is one other organization of its kind In Harrisburg. the Capital City Temple, Lodge No. 56. SUSPENSION CANCELLED Washington,Aug 13.—The Interstate Commerce Commission to-day can celled ltß suspension of increases on westbound lake &Qd rail cement rates. NORTH SEA MINES EXCITE INTEREST OF U. S. IVK MEN Three Types of Explosives Used in War For Protection of Forts By Associated Press Washington, Aug. 13—Planting of floating and other types of contact mines In the North sea and their dis tribution around the entrance to the principal ports continue to arouse of ficial interest in Washington, and in cite speculation as to the ultimate ef fect on neutral commerce of these weapons of war. Germany began planting t" e mines, and the British government decided to do the same thing in self-defense, according to notifications yesterday. The result that it is perilous for mer chant ships to enter the North Sea. Secretary Daniels, of the Navy de partment, who was asked for a state ment explaining the use of such mines, turned the request over to officers of fhe department, and they furnished the following memorandum. "There are three types of mines in use. [ "First. The anchored contact mine, which is a mine anchored in a defi nite locality, usually a channelway where ships must pass through to at tack. These mines explode when a I vessel strikes one. and therefore must ■ be accurately charted in order that 1 innocent ships might be piloted In and | out of a port without danger. Such mines are held a depth of 15 or 20 feet j from the surface of the water by a I certain amount of reserve buoyancy. They are charged with varying | amounts < f high explosives, depend , ing upon their size, and may contain i as much as 300 pounds, j "The second is the anchored control mines. These are generally similar to j the contact mines, except that they do |<not explode on contact, but are ex- I ploded by means of electric wires from fortified control stations on I shore. They are usually arranged in I groups, so that several are exploded iat the same time. Since these mines I are explode)} only at th<- will of the I operator on shore, innocent vessels j can pass over the mine field without I danger. These mines can be planted | long in advance of hostilities. | "All anchored -mines must become j Ineffective if they by accident come adrift from their moorings. "The third Is the floating mine, i These are generally of much smaller j size, and are sown in the probable paths of the enemy. Inasmuch as they are alike harmful to friend and foe. they are made to sink at the end o r one hour, in accordance with the terms of The Hague convention. "Mines are generally alike in prin ciple, but the different nations may have different means of accomplishing the same result." Eight Vessels Hover Near Pacific Coasi* By Associated Press San Francisco, Aug. 13. —According to the captain of Ihe German cruiser Leipzig now off this port, eight ves sels flying the flags of the belligerent nations are on the Pacific coast each, daily expecting conflict with one or more of its adversaries. That he Is optimistic concerning the outcome of engagement in which his command may be involved may be shown by his remark to Varon Von Schaak. acting consul for Germany, who visited the Leipzig yesterday, accompanied by i newspaper men. | "It would not take us long," he said. I"I believe we could dispose of them j at the rate of one a day." | The trip to the vessel was arranged ib -■ a San Francisco newspaper in the [interest of two sailors aboard the Leipzig reported In need of hospital attention. I Baron Von Schaak and the newspa ! per men were received aboard the j Leipzig by Captain Huan and arrange ments were made for the landing of |the sick sailors. Captain Huan an nounced his intention of entering this I port soon for coal and saitl his duties (might keep him in this vicinity for I some time. He also said that he is in iconstant communication with the Ger ! man cruiser Nurnberg, which is hov lering outside the port. When asked whether he would seize American icoal if being transported in British [vessels, he answered: I "I cannot do that." American Coal Will Be Taken to Foreign Ports By Associated Press New York, Aug. 13.—Announce ment was made to-day that the inl itial movement In the expected heavy of vessels to he used for (Carrying American coal to foreign | ports has begun. Ten ships have been I engaged to carry coal cargoes from | Virginia to Las Palmas, Canary Is lands. Their aggregate capacity is j 1 00,000 tons. ! Brokers have received Inquiries from more than a score of exporters ' who are anxious to charter vessels, land it is believed that in ten days a I big fleet will he engaged in the coal 1 trade. | Molasses, Rolled Oats and Sugar Increase S)' Associated Press Boston, Aug. 13.—Attorney General Boynton began an investigation of the increased cost of staple foods In Mas sachusetts to-day. A detail of State police was assigned to assist in ascer taining whether the price advances in commodities was due to concerted action on the part of the dealers. Further advances in the price of sugar, rolled oats and molasses were announced to-day. Japanese Steamer Damaged by Shell By Associated Press Shanghai, China. Aug.l3.—The Jap anese steamer Shikoku Maru was se riously damaged to-day and one of her crew killed by a cannon shot fired from the British fort at Hong Kong while the vessel was entering the har bor. The Shikoku Maru paid no heed to I the harbor regulations.. 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