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HARRISBURG tfiSllli TELEGRAPH LXXXIII — No. 207 EXCURSION STEAMER CAPTAIN SAVES 300 FROM DEATH 111 LAKE Vessel Caught Fire and He Ordered Her Full Speed Ahead Into Government Pier 'WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST" Members of Crew Stuck to Their Posts All Through Ordeal Early This Morning By A ssociated Press Chicago, 111., Sept. 1. —The lives of COO passengers of the excursion boat City of Chicago, which caught fire about twelve miles out from this har bor in Lake Michigan at 5 o'clock this morning, were saved by the resource fulness of Captain Oscar Bjork. His wireless failing to work. Captain Bjork ordered the engines full speed ahead and forty-five minutes later the big boat, with a carrying capacity of 2,fi00 passengers, sank her bow into the government pier and was wedged fast. All through the ordeal the officers and crew stuck to their posts, al though the stokers and englnemen were choking with the smoke and damps were bursting from the upper works. To avoid panic the nassepprers. nearly all of whom were asleep in their cabins, were not notified to come on deck until the pier was dimly visible through the morning mist. "Women and children first." or dered Captain Bjork. and the male i passengers as well as the crew stood back. Most of them were thrown from their feet when the boat struck the pier. The plight of the ship had been seen from shore and seven tugs, two i fire tugs and two excursion steamers were on the scene almost as soon as the city of Chicago struck. The passengers descended to the pier, which forms a long breakwater at the entrance to the harbor, and were later brought into the city on the rescuing craft. The flames were subdued after a three hours' flcht by the fire tues. as sisted by streams from the excursion boats. The City of Chicago left Benton Harbor. Mich., eighty-five miles from Chieaeo. shortly before midnight. THE WEATHER For Hnrrlnhiirs; nn«l Vn weather, with Mhowern to vificht and Wednendfiys not much rhflocr In tempornturf. For KnMern Pennsylvania: Tnrrean- Inn clnurllne**, followed by ihow er* late to-night or on ivertnea dan no t much chanpc In tem perature; moderate southerly ulndN. River The main river frill remain nearly stationary or rl»e wltuhfly to night and continue to rln* siowlv AVednewdny. A *tai*e of ahou't 1.0 fret in Indicated for Hnrrln burg Wednesday morning. firneral CondHlonm Thf renter of thp dlNtirrhnnre from the Far \ortlmeat. central near continued to move aonthca*t nn r#| and in now central over l ake Su perior. It l*>iM caused light to moderately heavy rains since law* report generally In northern dis tricts from the Rocky Mountain* eastward through the MlsMourl and I'pper Mississippi valley* to thf- eastern portion of the Lake reirlon. 1 ocal showern have fal len In Vennaylt anla. Kentucky, En*! Tennessee. Alabama. Loulsi nnn and Florida. Temperature: 8 e. m.. 70. Sun: Rises, 5»32 a. m.j sets, o:3ft p. in. Mooni Full moon, September 4. 0»01 a. m. River Stneei 1.8 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature. S-l. Lowest temperature, 07. Mean temperature, 70. Normal -lempernture. 00. VOTERS Y Every voter should bear these days in mind. If he wants to vote ' In November. I.AST DAYS To be assessed, September 2. To pay taxes, October 3 I REGISTRATION DAYS September 3 and 15. October 2. Late News Bulletins WHEAT RALLIES AFTER EARLY BREAK I Chicago, Sept. I.—Wheat rallied to-day after an early break due to sales by speculators who l>elicved that an upturn of 23 cents in the last few weeks was enough for the present. The opening, which ranged from half to i cents lower, was followed by a swing well ahove last night's level. " WILLIAMS DEFEATS McLOUGHLIN Newport R. 1., Sept. 1— K. Norrls Williams, 11. of Philadelphia, and Harvard, won the national lawn tennis championship In singles from Maurice E. Mt»l,oti?hlin. of San Frnnci&co, tlio title* holder In straight sets, to-tiny. The scores were 6—3. H ft 10 8 ' Berlin. Sept. I. via London. 1.25 I'. M.—Emperor William has con ferred the decoration of the Iron Cross, first class upon General Aon Undenburg. i 1? A ork, Sept. I.—Ogden 1.. Mills, who yesterday announced llmsccll a candidate for chairman or the Republican State Committee i to succeed William Barnes Jr.. Issued a statement to-day declaring that lie had forced Mr. Karnes out." Highway Commissioner Blgclow has awarfded the Cnlon Deimslt mad contract to Mr. Bennett & Son, Indiana, subject to approval of the county commissioners. The Brilliant Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia, was given the award for auto tags for 1915 Toklo. Sept. I.—The Chinese minister to Japan to-day made em phatic denial of the report that he had protested to the Japanese Foreign Office concerning Japanese military movements in China di recting against the Cerinan leased territory of Klao Chow. Sneaking In tills connection the mlnixtcr said that tin- relations between China and Japan had never been more cordial. 12.52 P. M.—.X dispatch to the Havas Agency from f.hent, dated August 31, says that railroad and telegraphic communica tion between that city and Granimont In East Flanders, 21 miles south of Ghent, has been established. This whole district has liccn cleared of the enemy. , Washington. Sept. I.—Denial of threatened hostilities between Turkey and the Balkan States was made tn-dav bv the Turkish amhas sador. \. Bust em Bey. • Washington, Sept. I—A German victory at Allenstein In which three Bussian army corps were defeated and 70,000 prisoner" Includ- I ing two Bussian commanding generals were taken, was reported to | day to the German embassy from Berlin by wireless via Sayville, lj. I. [ PEACE AND WAR SIDE BY SIDE IS HARVEST FIELDS Mat*** , M fITTi , The picture shown above Is reproduced from photographs just received from Belgium. It shows. In the foreground, a French dragoon In the wheat fields of Belgium on the lookout for the enemy. In the background is seen a troop of soldiers digging trenches while the peasants work by thfir side harvesting the wheat in the vain hope of storing it before the impending battle takes place. 11. OF P. MEN HERE IRK HARD TO WIN EXTENSION SCHOOL Alumni of University Send Letter Urging Establishing of Branch Here If University of Pennsylvania men of Harrishurg and vicinity prove themselves ''live wires." and if the deserved public encouragement is sriven. Harrisburg will be the recipient of an evening school of accounts and finance under the direction and aus pices of the University of Pennsyl vania. promise officials of the Univer sity. However, it means much hust ling on the part of the citizens of Harrlsburg. as Reading is fighting hard to land for Its city an extension school. The extension branches of the Wharton School are designed to meet the needs of young men and women qualified to enter college, but who [Continued on Page 10] Mrs. H. R. Wiener Asks Gov't to Find Parents Dr. and Mrs. H. R. Wiener, of 306 North Second street, have asked the State Department to make inquiries concerning the whereabouts of Dr. and Mrs. E. H. Fried, of Baltimore, father and mother of Mrs. Wiener, who were last heard from at Frank fort. The inquiry was made some time since, but no word has been received. Mrs. Wiener's last letter from her mother was dated previous to the out break of the war and not a word has been received from them since hostili ties were begun. Upper End Union Sunday School Picnic at Rife Elizabethville, Pa.. Sept. 1. The Sunday schools of Elizabethville, Kil linger. Reigle's and Rife will join In a great union picnic at Rife on Satur day, September 12. The Citizens band, of Elizabethville, will play. A large turnout is expected. HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEBER 1, 1914. His Royal Succulency, King Oyster, Is Again the Chief Stew Shipments of Juicy Bivalves Received Here on Advent of the First "R" Month His royal succulency King Oyster is once more the main stew in the hashhouses of the land. The first of the "R" months rolled in to-day and with its advent several shipment# of the bivalre so popular hereabouts was received by Harrls burc hotel men and restaurateurs. FIREBUGS TRY 10 BURN HOUSE ON ALLISON HILL Reading Railroad Men Discover Building Ablaze in Two Places; Find Oil Timely action on the part of mem bers of a Reading freight crew pre vented the firing of the warehouse of the Oliver Chilled Plow Company at Fourteenth and Howard streets, short ly before midnight. Flames were discovered by the rail roadmen in two places. At both points where the fire was burning oil had been scattered and at one place a bot tle of oil was found alons with other inflammable material. Members of the Reading crew "were delivering several cars from the Ruth erford yards. One trainman noticed the rear door of the large building aflame and called to the' other tj-aln men to bring some water. In the meantime the second blaze along the side of the structure had been discov ered. After extinguishing the fires the police department was notified. No clue to the person or persons firing the building was obtained. The damage to the building was slight. Gratz Fair Will Be Held Sept. 14, 15, 16 and 17 Gratz, Pa., Sept. I.—The Oratz fair will be held September 14. 15, lfi and 17. The entry lists are larger than ever. One day will be given over to the schools of Dauphin, Schuylkill and Northumberland counties, with Super intendent Shambaugh, of Dauphin county, in charge. r 1 " Going on a Vacation? Don't forget to have the Telegraph gent you while you nre away. You will have nlenty of time to digest its happenings. The cost Is just me same ax when you are home. Six cents a week. A postal addressed to the Circula tion Department will bring you the next Issue. V r ——\ ADOSRAM No. 16 An optimist looks at the rim of the doughnut, and not the hole in the center. Because they do not have the broad vision of the optimist, some business men are afraid to advertise. They nee the expense but fail to vision the manifold returns. Modern business advertises in newspapers because of the im mediate returns for a compara tively low ratio of costs. No other advertising; Is so near one hundred per cent efficient as newspaper advertising. Oyster fries, oyster stews, baked oyster and oysters in many other fancy styles will be consumed in large quantities in this vicinity this season, for accord;ns; ifi _n.li reports lljfiy are to be fatter. *iore jiitcV nrufrlSf a better quality than%ver before. " HUNDREDS THHONG WILLIAMS GROVE FOR BIE GRANGERS'PICNIC Small Machinery, Stock and Mid way Attractions Larger Than Ever Special to The Telegraph Williams Grove, Pa., Sept. I.—Hun dreds of persons crowded the exhibi tion grounds here to witness the forty first annual display of farm machin ery, livestock, farm products and to enjoy the many amusements which have been arranged along the various shady avenues through the grove. The display of small machinery this fContinued on Page 7] Stefansson Reported Headed Straight North By Associated Press Nome.Sept. I.—Thegasolirte schooner King and Winge. which has arrived here fi;om Point Barrow, Alaska, brought news that Vilhjalmur Stefans son, the Canadian explorer, with two companions, set out from Martin Point, east of the mouth of the Bar | teri river, March 22 last, with six I dogs, a sled, two rifles and plenty of I ammunition, heading straight north I over the ice in search of new land. A j supporting party of three others ac companied Stefansson sixteen days due north on the sea ice and then re turned. reaching shore April lfi. Before starting Stefansson left or ders with Dr. Rudolph that Anderson, his lieutenant In the Canadian govern ment expedition, to establish a camp for him on Banks Land. Stefansson may not be heard from for two years, his associates sav. The three men in the Stefansson party are remarkable ice travelers and expected | to be able to subsist on seal meat, like the dogs. Their sled is built so as to be readily converted into a boat for crossing streams of open water in the Ice. TO AWARD CONTRACT Decorators from New York. Phila delphia. Reading and other cities were in Harrisburg to-day ready to present bids for the Hremen's decora tions next month. The committee on decorations from the Firemen's Union will meet with the Harrisburg Cham ber of Commerce committee to-night to award the contract. Among the bidders are a number of Harrisburg firms. " Second Fly Contest of the Civic Club AVOtJST 9 TO SEPTKMBBIt 2H 9A f*»r flrM prices "overal other prizfN, nnil r» rent* n pint for all flic* brought In on the -frlh of Sep. I tevnher. v i COUNCIL TO TIKE UP FILL II PIPE PROBLEMS IE UN Special Session to Consider These Matters Will Be Held by Commissioners The River Front "fill" and "the wa ter pipe in the park" problems are due for final solution by City Council at a special session at 11 o'clock to morrow morning and at the next reg ular meeting of the body, respective ly- The commissioners decided these matters this afternoon. Commissioner M. Harvey Taylor brought up the "fill" question when he recalled the single bid he had re ceived for hauling 20,000 yards of earth from the front street subway to the river front from "Hardscabble" to Division streets and upon which Coun cil postponed action for two weeks. The two weeks expired to-day. The single bid was from Ray L. Shoemaker who offered to haul the earth at 75 cents per dump wagon load or 59 cents per yard by indus trial railway. The city will receive fifteen cents per yard from Stucker Brothers Construction Company, the excavation contractors, for hauling the dirt away. The only question the commission ers will likely consider to-morrow will be the bid for hauling the earth by dump wagon. In his industrial rail way bid Mr. Shoemaker had stipu lated that he should have 20,000 yards I guaranteed ready, for delivery in 100 days. This Mr. Taylor said he didn't feel he could safely promise as there might not be that much available. Mayor Has a Plan Mayor John K. Royal, however, has had a communication from a man whose name he did not care to di vulge before Jie places it before Coun cil to-morrow In which It is suggested that sufficient "All" can be excavated from the river bed outside the wall for the purpose. It is believed, however, that the suggestion was made by H. J. Berrler. Among other things Council will settle just where the "fill" is to go, as there was a disposition among the councilmen this afternoon to take care of the curbing above Maclay street first. [Continued on Page 10] I Woman Shoots Deputy Who Tries to Help in Ejecting Her From Home Harry McAfee, of West Fairvlew, was shot in the. leg at 3 o'clock this afternoon when Squire Frank Hoke, the borough constable and a half dozen deputies attempted to oust Mrs. Ross Frank from her home along the State road at West Fairvlew for the alleged nonpayment of her rent. The woman refused to admit the officers to her home whereupon the latter procured a battering ram and attempted to smash in the door. It Is then alleged that Mrs. Frank, while in the front room of her home, fired sev eral shots through the door, one of them taking effect in McAfee's leg. The officers, as soon as the shooting started, beat a hasty retreat, over the hillside and at 3.4 5 o'clock communi cated with the sheriff's office at Car lisle. The sheriff Is now en route to West Fairvlew. STOLE CAMERA IS CHARGE Oscar Weaver, aged 2 2 years, was held for court this afternoon on a charge of larceny. Frank McAllcher testified that Weaver stole a camera fr»m him. Detective White found the stolen camera at a pawnshop, and Weaver was identified as the person who had pawned it. The hearing took place this afternoon before Mayor John K. Royal. 10 PAGES IMPORTANT EVENTS ARE TRANSPIRING IN NORTIttM FRANCE Absence of Official News Indicates That Decisive Battle Is Being Fought; Censorship Is Drawn Tighter Today Than at Any Time During Past Thirty Days; by Im perial Order, Name of Russian Capital Is Changed to Petrograd; French Are Keeping the Germans From Breaking Through Lines; Residents of Berlin in Fear of Russians; Turkey About to Declare War | New York, Sept. I.—Dow Jones and Company, publishers of the Wall Street Journal, published the following item on their news ticker to-day: "London—Censorship was suddenly tightened at noon without warning. Numerous dispatches relating to operations in France and Belgium were held up by the government's orders. Foregoing dispatch is highly significant. "Operations in Belgium" may relate to a rear at tack on Germans by British troops reported to have landed at Ostend." < Rome, via Paris, Sept. 1, 1.20 P. M.—A telegram received in Rome from Berlin announcees the mobili zation of the Turkish army. Following the advice of Field Marshal Von Der Goltz it is stated the Turkish government will form an army of the first line composed of 200,000 men, all Mohammedans. London, Sept. 1, 3.30 A. M.—The correspondent of the Express at The Hague wires his paper that Em peror William has gone to the Russian front. The absence of news concerning the progress of the European war is to-day most marked. Not since the early days of August, when military operations first took serious form, has there been such a dearth of intelligence, official or otherwise. It is evident that there is a concerted effort on the part of both the English and the French authorities to keep the public at large at ignorance of what is transpiring in northern France. Xo official statements have been issued in London, Paris or Berlin, and such news as has come to hand is decidely fragmentary, unsubstantiated, or of minor importance and without real signifi cance. This veil of secrecy, drawn tighter to-day than at any time in the last thirty days must be taken as an indication that events of importance are transpiring in northern France. A similar silence was observed during the fighting around Mons, Cambrai and Lecatecau, last week. The latest official report on the situation north of Paris was issued last night. It said that the French left, owing to the pro gress of the German right wing, had been forced to "mark a new retirement." Explaining this announcement the French embassy in London said: "The Anglo-French army corps have had to give ground, bu} nowhere have they been broken through." MAY BE FIGHTING AT LA FERE The fighting to-day if which the allies are believed to be op posing the German advance, is thought to be centered around La Fere, a strongly fortified French position on the River Oise, seventy five miles northeast of Paris. The fate of the French capital may hang on the outcome of these operations. It is not definitely known whether the British troops in France have been engaged again or not. A news dispatch from Dieppe says a great battle has been fought at Croisilles and probably is still in progress. No detail are given, nor has this report been receieved from any other source. Croisilles is ten miles southeast of Arras in the Department of Pais de Calais, and is about fifteen miles from Cambrai. Persons reaching Paris from the north describe the preparations of the allies for a defensive fight. A Frenchman who reached the capital to-day, says there are no Germans in Lille, Roubaix or Tourcoing, a group of towns near the Belgian frontier which were occupied by the Germans last week. ANNIVERSARY OF SEDAN BATTLE To-day is the anniversary of the battle of Sedan, which was fought with disastrous results to the French in 1870. This coinci dence draws particular attention to the outcome of the present op erations, concerning which such impenetrable silence is being main tained in London, Paris and Berlin. Rome has received a report from Rumania that the Russians have inflicted a- crushing defeat on the Austrians in Galicia, the troops of Emperor Francis Joseph suffering losses declared to amount to 20,000. A news dispatch from St. Petersburg makes a similar claim, says the Austrians in Poland have lost tens of thousands of men. Nevertheless, reports from the eastern theater of war continues to be conflicting. Both St. Petersburg and Berlin claim important victories. Bv imperial order the city of St. Petersburg will henceforth be known as Petrograd, the change eliminating the Teutonic construc tion in the name of the chief city of Russia. An official communication given out at Antwerp says the situ ation throughout Belgium is satisfactory. The Germans are de clared to have evacuated Aerschot, and railroad communication has been restored in the Campine country GERMAN SENTINELS POSTED Refugees from Brussels say feed there is getting scarce, and declare the German garrison to-day numbers not more than 10,000. German sentinels are posted at all the public buildings. Queen Elizabeth, of Belgium, and her children, who arrived in London last night are to-day the guests of Lord Curzon. A news dispatch from The Hague says the four richest men of Belgium have guaranteed the payment to Germany of the tax of $40,000,000 levied against the Belgian capital. News dispatches published in London says that the people of Berlin, alarmed at the Russian advances, are beginning to leave the capital for neutral countries. (Continued on Page 10] iOthcr War News Pages 8 and 10). * POSTSCRIPT.