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German Army Reported Cut Near Brussels hy Belgians Reinforced by Russians
HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIII— No. 218 "KICKED IN DE FACE BY 6EMMIN FRIEU'" SAYS THE LEDGER Fusion Game For McCormick's Benefit Strongly Resented; Washington Voters Flopping PROGRESSIVES ARE 'SOLD OUT' Thousands of Them, Left With out a Party, Go to Brumbaugh Sincere and honest men who have been identified with the third party movement in this State are deserting the sinking ship of the Washington party in every county. It was re garded as inevitable that the scheme to tie up voters professing entirely different, principles to the Democratic candidate for Governor would fall of its own weight. The protest against the withdrawal of Lewis. the Wash ington party candidate for Governor, in favor of McCormiek, the Demo i ratic nominee, lias assumed such proportions as to indicate the prac tical dissolution of the third party movement in Pennsylvania. Lewis is suspected of a political deal by which lie is to be a beneficiary in the event of McCormick's election and honest Washington party men are openly de claring that they cannot be turned n\er to the Democracy with whose principles they are not in sympathy. There is already trouble among the allied bosses in completing the fusion arrangement. Percy P. Smith, the Washington party nominee for lieu tenant Governor, declining to get out of the way for Fred E. Lewis, the can didate for Secretary of Internal Af fairs. I>r. Martin G. Brumbaugh's strong declarations in favor of local option and his platform pledge on this ques tion, his broad and able discussion of the. real issues in the State, and his ■eoiared intention to pursue the con structive policies of his personul plat form have won to him thousands of independent voters who have been al lied for several years with other par ties. It Is believed by many promi nent Washington party men that Dr. Brumbaugh has made unnecessary a continuance of the third party move ment and this is causing a rapid drift to the Republican candidate that no fusion scheme or deal can chock. Brumbaugh I? Popular His nonpolitical speeches are having a tremendous effect upon voters of all parties who are impressed with his [Continued on Page 7] Registration Day Comes Tomorrow To-morrow is the second registra tion day and strenuous efforts are be ing made by the Democratic city committee in every city in the State to make a better showing than that made on the first registration day. Acting on orders from the machine head-" quarters. Democratic city chairmen have heen stirring up their people everywhere and Market Square Is getting ready to announce a big turn of the tide. The registrars will sit at the polling places from S to 1, 2 to 6 and 7 to 10. A man may enroll as a nonpartisan and he may make affidavit that he has paid taxes. ■\ Second Fly Contest of the Civic Club AUGUST n TO SEPTEMBEIt 2(1 fft ff»r flr»t prlrei neveral other prl/cw. find ft c«*nf* n pint for all file* hrooKbt In on the Uttth of Sep VOTERS Every voter should bear these days in mind. If he wants to vote in November. I,AST DAY To pay taxes. October 3. REGISTRATION DAYS September 15. October 3. Late News Bulletins 1 EARTHQUAKES IN PERU i Lima. Peru. Sept. It.—The earthquakes In the department of Are quipa continue.. Yesterday 35 shocks, some \erj violent. Mere recorded at Caravell, which was destroyed last week. The tremors continue to da\. PANIC IN VIENNA London, Sept. 14, 8.05 .V M.—A dispatch to the Central News from Petrograd says it is repotted from Burcliarcst that a panic occurred in A'lenna on receipt of the news of the capture of Semlln by the Ser bians and that thousands ol' unemployed are parading the streets of the streets of capital, WAR'S EFFECT ON COTTON Washington. Sept. 14.—The extent of the effect of the European war on the American cotton Industry was disclosed to-day in the. con- I HIS bureau's August cotton consumption report, showing that during August only 21,210 hales of cotton was exported, while during August last year 257,172 bales went abroad. London, Sept. 14. 2.28 P. M. —John Pltcairn, of Pittsburgh, chair* man of the lioard ol' directors of the Pittsburgh Plate tilass Company wlileh has a plant near Charlerol, Belgium, valued at .$1,000,000 was advised to-day that this factory has not been Injured by the (ieminns. He Is. however, unable to make his way'to Cliarleroi to look after the property because of the military occupation. Berlin, Sept. 14.—An official report Issued to-day, says: "The gar rison at Antwerp has been repulsed. The Crown Prince's army Is now attacking the forts between Verdun and Toul on both sides. Prince Joachim arrived to-day in Berlin and has been lodged In Belle vue Palace. London, Sept. 11, ».2:i P. M. —lord Asqulth told flic House of Commons to-day that no official Information had reached the ministry of war concerning the repeated stories that (ierman soldiers had abused the Red Cross flag, killed and maimed the wounded and killed women and children. J WRITES OF TROUBLE TOURISTS MEET IN LAND OF THE BEAR Russian Police Wink at Outrages to German Travelers and Diplomats "GERMANS ARE GONE MAD" American Ambassador's Secretary Hears Uncle Sam's Subjects Are Mistreated From beneath the grim veil of the Czar's censorship comes a startling story of what is coins on in the far away capital of the Russians. The writer is an attache of the American embassy and wrote to friends in this city under date of Au gust 10. It not here via Stockholm, the naval attache haxing borne it out of St. Petersburg on his way home. For fear of possible diplomatic com plications the recipients have thought it best to withhold the name of the attache as well as their own names. Ihe letter was written at odd mo ments while the scenes throughout the Russian capital were at their wildest; war had .iust been declared: the Ger man ambassador and his wife had just left for the border; the Russian mobs were busy retaliating upon the Ger man embassy buildings for similar German outrages upon the Russians in Rerlin; the refusal of the banks of Russia to cash drafts or travelers' checks was having its effect: the troubles of American. German and Austrian tourists were fast graying the temples of the• hard-working, weary, sleep-needing, anxious staff of the em bassy of Uncle Sam. Hrief but none the less heart-break ing glimpses of what is occurring in the families of Germans and Aus [Continued on Page 5] SINGLE IKK Oil SECOND SI. LIE* DURING SUBWAY JOB Harrisburg Railways Co. May Not Operate Cars via Meadow Lane Single track trolley service may be continued in South Second street until the construction of the subway at Mul berry street is completed. Permission had been granted the Harrlsburg Railways Company to tem porarily extend its lines down Third street and out Meadow lane to con nect the South Second street line at Washington. This change of service was to have been continued until after the excavation in Second street hud all been completed. To date .however, no effort has been made to make the change of line and the traction company has been op crating on a single track uj> and down Second street. It is said that the snag is a question of sr>oo in the cost of making the necessary track changes. This is between the contracting com pany and the Cumberland Valley Hail road. each contending that the other should assume that much of the finan cial burden. Excavations have been started on [Coiilimicil on I'age 12] BARN AND HOUSES BIHM',I) Waynesboro, Pa., Sept. 14.—The large barn on the farm of Frank Kyner. near Urcenvlllage. on the road leading from the turnpike to Tuiola, was totally destroyed by tire on Friday night, together with six horses, '.IOO bushels of wheat, all the crops and farm machinery. Sparks from a burn ing straw stack set the barn on tire and when discovered the horses and other property was doomed. The wheat crop had only been threshed out a couple of days before. Loss, $4,- 000; insurance, *4OO. HARRISBURG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 14, 1914. "HEY, I THOUGHT YOU WERE MINE!" From the Philadelphia Public Ledger. CATHOLIC SLOVAK UNION OPENS 16TH BIENNIAL SESSION High Mass at Cathedral Marks the Opening of Week's Meeting With high mass at St. Patrick's Ro man Catholic Cathedral and a business meeting in the Board of Trade Hall, the First Catholic Slovak Union of America began Its sixteenth biennial session in Harrisburg this morning. Sessions will continue all week, cul minating on Saturday with imposing dedicatory ceremonies of the Slovak Home on the Jednota farms near Mid dletown. Delegates to the number of 2.j<) enrolled to-day, including a num ber from Canada. These delegates represent a membership of 60,000. The meetings opened at !i o'clock I his morning with 11. V. Kozak, of Wilkes-Barre, president, in the chair. Following the enrollment of delegates and presentation of credentials the members marched to St. Patrick's Ca thedral. High Mass Coram in Epis copal was sung by Vicar General M. M. Hassett. D. D. Ills assistants were the Rev. John I.iscinsky, of Cleveland. Ohio, and the Rev. Vaclar Moravek, Monesson. Pji. In the sanctuary with the bishop of the Harrisburg diocese, tlii- Rt. Rev. J. W. Shanahan, were the Rev. S. Furdeck. Cleveland, Ohio, and the Rev. Joseph Murgas. of Wilkes- Barre. Bishop Shanahan preached the sermon. Returning to the Board of Trade, the delegates were welcomed by President Kozak and an address bv Bishop Shanahan followed. The program for the week was announced and the delegates went Into executive session for the nomination of officers. The election will take pace to-morrow. This afternoon the delegates were taken to the Jednota farms in four special cars. | At the meeting to-morrow morning i reports will be presented showing the , success of the farms and giving the cost of the new lmme which will be dedicated on Saturday. There are two local branches of the First Catholic | Slovac I'nlon in this vicinity. At Steel ton Lodge N'o. 321 has a membership of 300 end is represented at the bien nial sessions by John Sinko. Middle town. Lodge Xo. 27K, with 200 mem ! ers, is represented by John Hursck. editor of The Jednota, the official Slovak paper. other officers of the union are M. Seriko. Middletown, secretary, and ■Michael Bosak, Scranton. financial sec retary. Rotary Club Wheel Contains Only $ 11,000 Worth of Pure Gold Would you care to have a look at SII,OOO worth of gold? Such a glam c can he had from now until to-morrow evening at Dlener's jewelry store, 40S Market street. And it will cost you nothing. The SII,OOO is represented hv the big golden Rotary Cluh wheel that Is now on exhibition In this citv on its great country-wide tour of Rotary Club cities. After the tour it will l.e plared in the Panama-Pacific Kxposition at San Francisco. The emblem consists of one big Rotary wheel of beaten gold, surround ing six smaller ones. These represent the clubs in California. Helow It are attacheil more than 100 smaller wheels, each representing a club in some other city of the country. The whole system is connected by cogs. MECHANICS IX SESSION Dr. \V. H. Painter. State councilor of the Junior Order of American Mechanics, left to-day for Scranton to attend the fifty-fifth annual conven tion of the order. The session will continue for four days. ft Is ex pected that 200 delegates will attend. ALLIES REPORTED TO HAVE LED GERMANS STRAIGHT INTO TRIP Correspondent Says Two Regi ments of 1,000 Men Each, Were Annihilated By Associated rress London, Sept. 14, 4.51 a. m. A Times correspondent who wires from tive miles south of Provtns in the de partment of Seine-et-Marne, says: "I have traveled to this point prac tically along the whole line of the allied army. General Von Kluck's host in coming down over the Marne and the Grand Morin rivers to Se zanne. twenty-five miles southwest of Kpernav. met little opposition, and I believe little opposition was intended. The allies, in fact, led their opponents straight into a trap. The Knglish cavalry led the tired Germans mile after mile and the Germans believed the Englishman were running away. When th tremendous advance reached Provins the allies' plan was accomplished and it go no further. "The fighting on Sunday, Septem ber 6, was of a terrible character and began at dawn in the region of La Forte Gaucher. The allies' troops, who were drawn up to receive the Ger mans, understood it would be their duty to bold on their very best in order that the attacking force at Meaux might achieve Its task in secur ity. The battle lasted all night and un'il late Monday. The German ar tillery tire was very severe, but not ac curate. The French and Knglish [Continued 011 Page 12] GI'KKTS AT PICNIC John C. Nissley and Walter S. Young, Republican candidates for the Legislature, were guests at the union Sunday school picnic at Rife on Sat urday. They shook hands with hun dreds of people and were entertained by tnembers of the committee In charge at dinner. To-morrow will l>c the second regis tration tiny. Have you registered? I THE WEATHER For HarrlNlmrg and vicinityi Con tinued fnlr ufnHier IN Indicated tor till** afternoon, to-nlKht and proliahly Tnenda.v with but lit tle chnitfte In temperature. For Gaatera Fennaylvanln i Fair to-nlglW and probably Tnendayt not much change In temperature* frcali northeast ulmla. River The main river ..I«I continue to fall nlowly to-night and Tuenday. A atage of about 1.1 feet la Indicated for llnrrlflburiE Tucmday morning. lieneral <'ondltlona Under the Influence of an area of high barometric preaaure that covera the caatcrn part of the country, fair weather haa prevail ed except along the South Atlnn tle eoaat, where ahowerN have oc curred. The center of the dla turbunce In the Far Norfhweat ban made no progreaa alnce Innt report, but Ita front baa advanc ed Into the region of the Kreat Lakea. Temperature: H n. m.« 54. Nun: ItlacM, 5:44 a. m.| acta, (1.17 p. m. Moon: VtiacN. 12.01 a. m.; new moon, September 10, 4.HH p. m. Hirer Stage: 1.2 feet above low wirier mark. Yenterday'a Weather lllgheat temperature, <1(1. I/O we at temperature, 4H. Mean temperature, nB. Normal temperature, ttfl, MANIHAVR '.IrKNSK.H Jerome E. Beit lor, Will lain Mown and Caroline A. SheafTef, city. Michael Ilaydek and Mary Patrle Steclton. TO BUILD POLYCLINIC HOSPITAL AT FRONT AND HARRIS. RUMOR Understood That Purchase of the Capp Mansion Is Under Consideration At a meeting of the officers and i trustees of the Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital, held tills afternoon, the pur chase of the property of the late Judge Thomas Capp, Front and Harris streets, was discussed. The meeting was held at 4 o'clock at the office of Dr. Simon Z. Sliope. .None of the officials would say the purchase was contemplated. It is un derstood that option on the property has been held by the Polyclinic offi cials for sometime. Officials of the Polyclinic Hospital announced that they would have no information re garding the purchase until after the' I meeting to-day. | Reports in circulation to-day were ;that the site would be purchased and [that hospital buildings would be erect j ed In the near future. To-morrow will be tlie second regis tration day. Have you registered Dr. Brumbaugh Will Be at Gratz Fair on Public Schools Day Accompanying the party that will escort Dr. Martin G. Brumbaugh, Re publican candidate for Governor, to the Gratz fair on Wednesday, will be John C. Nissley, candidate fpj; the Legislature, and Congressman Aaron S. Kreider, candidate for re-election to Congress. The. party will be in charge of James C. Lentz. Republican vl6e chairman, and will make stops at al most all of the towns of tlie upper end, concluding with a rally at Mil lersburg in the evening. Dr. Brumbaugh has written that he Is especially pleased that Wednes day Is to be school children's day at the fair, as he is deeply Interested in education and will be delighted to meet the little folks and their teach ers. Dr. Brumbaugh takes much more pleasure in meeting .school boys and girls than In making political ad dresses and any of the pupils at Gratz on Wednesday who want to shake hands with the next Governor of Pennsylvania will have the privilege, j Bids Opened Today For Two State-aid Roads Rids have been asked by the State Highway Department on two State-aid highways in the northwestern part of the State. Proposals will be received until October 6. when bids will be opened. One of the roads is a section of brick block pavement 1,050 feet in length In Tlonesta borough. Forest county, extending along Kim street from the end of the present brick pavement to the bridge over Tionesta creek. The other road is In Mill Creek township; Krle county, and Is of brick, about three-quarters of a mile in length, extending from the northeast line of the city of Brie to the south west line of the borough of Wcsley vlllc. 200,000 Austrians Are Now Held as Prisoners By Associated Press Rome, Sept. IS, via Paris, Sept. 14, 3.19 a. ill. —News received here from Petrogrpd Is to the'effect that the Aus trian prisoners now In the hands of the Ruasians aggregate about 200,000. 12 PAGES. GERMAN RIGHT AND CENTER RETREATS; LEFT WING RESISTS Crown Prince Holding His Own in Vicinity of Verdun; Official Paris Statement Says Germans Are Abandon ing All Positions Which They Established to Cover Possible Retreat; Russians Before Koenigsberg; Ser vians Claim Continued Success in Austria § The right and center of the German army of invasion in France is gradually withdrawing and the left wing is stoutly resisting the advance of tlie allies according to the best obtainable information to-day. 1 be German Crown Prince appears to be holding his own in the vicinity of Verdun. I lie capture by the Germans of a fortified position southwest of Verdun and a battle between Paris and the river Manic, described in a report froni the German headquarters have been noted earlier in press dispatches. 1 be British statement reviews the operations of the British in I" ranee from September 4 to 10. but reveals nothing. An official communication issued at Paris at 3 o'clock this after noon ( Paris time) declares that the Germans "arc retreating every where. I hey arc, it is added, "abandoning all the positions which they established to cover a possible retreat." Reports concerning the fighting in Russian Poland and Galicia •TIC conflicting. It appears that the Atistrians have met serious re verses but continued struggles established that they have not been completely overwhelmed by the Russians. Still less is definitely known of the operations in East Prussia. According to advices from Petrograd, a Russian army is before the capital, Koenigsberg. But Russian official advices two days ago stated that their forces were bombarding Koenigsberg. According to German reports, the initial success of General Hindenberg in East Prussia, which has been admitted in Petrograd. was followed by further German triumphs to the south of Koenigs berg. The Belgian army operating from Antwerp is represented a harassing the Germans in that district to prevent the two German army Corps there moving south to the aid of the German main Jinc Belgian official reports admit that tlieir forces were obliged to retire after a counter attack by the Germans. The Servians claim continued success against the Austrians, the greater part of whose armies are engaged with the Russians to the north. Parisians Return With Many Souvenirs of Fight By Associated Press Paris, Sept 14, 3.46 A. M.—Certain parts of llie field of the battle of Marne in the department of the Oise were subjects.of a varictable pilgrim age Sunday. The suburban trains of the northern railroad carried great numbers'of sightseers, most of whom returned with souvenirs of the great battle. From 8 o'clock to midnight Sunday trains brought into the north jern station many souves, turcos and I infantrymen wounded near Meaux. I The souvenirs brought from the bat tlefield consisted of helmets, frag ments of shells and cartridges, wea pons, pennants and equipment. All who visited the battlefield wero en thusiastic over the evidence they had seen of their countrymen's victory. They said, however, that the battle fields still are gruesome and the bod ies of Frenchmen and Germans, shat tered by shell wounds, are lying thick along the roads and lanes. CSernian soldiers, suffering from hun ger are still being brought into Meaux. One British soldier Sunday afternoon brought in five Germans who seemed to be willing captives. Demonstration in Opera House Marks Victory By Associated Press j London, Sept. 14, 10.30 A. M.—A Petrograd dispatch to the Central iNews describes a scene of tremendous enthusiasm "on the first night of im perial grand opera season when a. bul letin describing the destruction of Ithe Austrian army between the rivers I Bug and Dniester was read in the | middle of the performance. The Rus sian hymn was sang over and over lagain and the national anthems of the laities also were sung, while the ambas jsadors and minister of these countries I bowed from their boxes. ' Tumultuous demonstrations took | place in the streets, the crowds almost i fighting to get the newspapers. The Russian minister of commerce and in dustry has dispatched a commission of engineers lo the town of Ktryj, Gall cla, which has been recently occupied by the Russians, with a view of study ing the resources of petroleum in Aus tria to meet the shortage of naphtha in Russia. Russian Troops Are . Assisting Belgians in Cutting Communication By Associated Press , London. Sept. 14, 740 a. m.—ln a dispatch from Ghent the correspond ent of the Daily News says that after two days of investigation he has con firmed the statement that Russian troops are in Belgium. Afternoon papers of Ghent,, the cor respondent says, published last Satur day a statements as follows: "The German army has been cut at Countenberg, between Brussels and Louvain, by a Belgian army rein forced by Russian troops." His investigations confirmed this, "but where these Rusuians arc and what their numbers may be it would be indiscreet to tell," he says. Con tinuing, the correspondent mentions the "possibility that the Russian is not the only army reinforcing the Bel gians." * * POSTSCRIPT. MANS WITHOUT FOOD, mm lIIH REIICH Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces Issues Statement / Through War Office By Associated Press London. Sept. t4. 2.45 P. M.—lm portant details of the operations of the British army in France are con tained in a report which the war office issued this afternoon. When the German army began its eastward movement to cut the French center, according to General French, it was ignoring the British as a factor in the tight. The allies began a gen eral advance on September 7 against the German rear guard on their right wing, which had been left along the river Ourcq. The British army was reinforced. The Germans began a re-' tirement on their right on the 7tli. It was the first time that they had turned back since the battle of Mons. According to letters found on pris oners. they had expected to enter Paris in a few days. The order to retreat was a bitter disappointment. The Brit ish crossed the river Marne on the 9th with the French and on the 10th cap tured 1.500 men. four great guns, six machine guns and fifty transport wagons. The Germans of the right army seemed demoralized. They were with out food and surrendered readily, ac cording to British report. The con tinued advance. General French says, | has delighted the troops, who, -with j reinforcements received, were filled with zeal and anxious to press on. The statement follows: "The following report is compiled from information sent from the, head quarters of Field Marshal Sir John French, commander-in-chief of the British expeditionary forces on the continent, under date of September It. A summary of the operations of the British army in France was issued by the war oflii c on the 6th instant .and an account, stated to be incomplete, of further operations WHS issued from the bureau on Saturday night, the 12th instant. "To-day it is possible to give more complete reports of the movements of the British force and of the French armies in immediate touch with it. This account is compiled from data received from the front and carries the operations from the 4th to the 10th of September, both days Inclusive. "It will he remembered that the general position of our troops on Sun day, September 6, was stated to be south of the river Marne, with the French forces In line on our right and left. Practically there had been no change in the situation since Thurs day. September 3. which marked the end of our army's long retirement from the Belgian frontier through northern France. Alteration in Advance • "On Friday, September 4, it be came apparent that there was an alteration in the advance of almost [Continued on Pa«e 10] To-morrow wtll be the se«*md mgia. traUon day. Have you registered?