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Thi e? Great Armies in Western Theater of War Are Nearing End of Human Endurance
HARRISBURG SfiSllli TELEGRAPH I.XXXIII— No. 225 5.000 MEN 10 BE IN BIG FIREMEN'S PARAOE. OCTOBER 8 ,000 Musicians in Line Will Com plete Formation Plans Tonight :AN YOU ROAST AN OX? fficials of Association to Be Fed at Country Home of How ard Holstein Complete details for the firemen's parade, now being worked out by Chief Marshal Howard O. Holsteln, indicate that 12,000 firemen and 3.000 musicians will be in line on Thursday. October 8. Plans for the formation of the various divisions will be com pleted to-night. That it will lie no easy task to take care of this big army of fire fighters Chief Marshal Holstein long ago real ized. He is anxious to have no slip ups and when orders are once issued they will be comprehensive and final. With the exception of three com panies, who were unable to secure a band, every company in line, 139 in all, will have either a band or a drunt corps. Other committees are working hard to get their plans in shape for the cele bration. which starts Monday, Octo ber 5. A 1 IJ. Patton, chairman of the committee on entertainment, has com pleted plans for the Ferari exposition. It will be held in Seventeenth street near Market. Chairman Patton is now hunt:nc for a competent person to take care of an oxroast which will be given to officials of the Pennsylvania State Firemen's Association at Beech Club, near New Cumberland, the country home of Howard O. Holstein. Arrangemeints were also completed yesterday for a trip to Hershev Park for the Ladies' Auxiliary of the State Firemen's Association. The park will he thrown open to the visitors and arrangements will be made for a visit through the chocolate plant. JOHN KEEN SERIOT'SI/Y 11/ I, By Associated Press Elizabeth. X. J.. Sept. 22.—The ill ness of John Keen, former Fnited States senator from New Jersev, reached a critical stage to-dav and ! hope that he would recover dwindled, i Mr. Keen was stricken parly in Julv with an ailment of the kidneys. f .! THE WEATHER For Hnrrl«bnr* end vicinity: Talr and slightly nnrmpr to-nlKhtt Wednesday Increasing clnurilne«s. probably showers; anmeivhat cooler. For Eastern Pennsylvania! Fair to-night. slightly warmer In north portion: Wednesday in creasing clnudlnesa and somewhat lower temperature) moderate southerly winds. River The main river will remain nearlr stationary to-nlcht and Wednea day. % stnfge of about of a foot Is Indicated for Harrlaburg Wednesday morning. f»fneral Conditions The pressure has decreased over the eastern half of the cnuntrT and Increased over the western half during the last twentv-four hours. The ■ center of the dis turbance from the Far Northwest that was located over Western Minnesota. Monday morning, has moved eastward to l.ake Superior) If hn« caused showers In the last twenty-four hours over a belt of country extending from Mlnne. aota southward to Texas. Temperature: « a. m.. 84. *«in: Rises, 5:82 a. m.; acta, p. m. Moon: First quarter, September 28. 7:03 a. m. River <t«Rfi Flght-tentha of a foot above low water mark. Veaterdoy's Weather Highest temperature, SO. l/oweat temperature. Bn. Mean temperature. 74. Normal temperature, 84. MARRI \GF I.irKIVSE* Nick Frvszyhvr and Anna Gazda. Pteelton. Nick Vidovlc. Vintonvale, and Ka?» BHWmie, Steeltnn. William and Mary Foes«l. city Late News Bulletins RED CROSS IS DETAINED Falmouth. Eng., Sept. 22. via London, 2.15 P. M.—Rear Admiral Aaron Ward. 1". S. N'„ retired, received n wireless <ll--pateh to-day from Captain Armlsted Rust, of the American Hospital ship Red Cross, stat ing that the vessel had been detained by foe during the last three rlavs and would not reach Kalmotith until Wednesday night. The Red Cross sailed from New York September 13. GERMANS SAY THERE IS LITTLE DAMAGE Amsterdam. Sept. 22. via London, 3 I*. M.—According to German papers received here describing the destruction of the cathedral, Rhelms suffered hut slightly during the recent German bombardment. These papers aver that no damage at all would have been done to the cathedral if the French troops had stayed away from It. 22 DIE WHEN STEAMER SINKS Trehlsond. Asia Minor, Sept. 22, via I-ondon 11.07 A. >l.—Twenty, two persons lost their lives by drowning as a result of the sinking of the British steamer Belgian Kin? near Cape Kureli. yesterday. The Belgian King carried passengers and crew to the numlier'or 120. Ninety eight of them were saved by a Russian steamer. Tt is surmised this accident was due to a mine, but the real cause has not l>cet revealed. Washington. Sept. 22.—The victory of the Senate filibusters against the River and Harlior hill bore fruit s|>eedily to-dav when tlie eommerce committee reported a new measure providing $20,000,000 to he spent by the army engineers. No prolonged discussion was expected In the Senate, but how the House would re»-elve the reduction of nearly •55.000.000 could not be predicted. Washington. Sept. 22.—Although yesterday's official reports indi cated that the friction between Generals Obregon and Villa was of an insignificant character, there was a pessimistic tone In the advices from Mexico which reached here to-day. The local troubles In Sonora have given rise to the fear among some observers that Villa may attempt to quell the disturbances there independent of Carranza's orders. Nome, Alaska, Sept. 22.—The fifteen ton wooden gasoline schooner Teddy Bear. Captain Joe Bernard, which left Nome on a hunting, trap ping and trading expedition In 1900. which skirted the Arctic coast of Canada, farther eastward than any other ship ever had gone and which might have accomplished the northward pavtage and reached Hudson Bay but for a shortage of gasoline, arrived here yesterday. PENNSY INSPECTION OFFICIALS TO MAKE TRACK PRIZE AWARDS 308 in Party That Arrives From West at 5 This Afternoon; Spend Night Here WATCH AUTOMATIC SIGNALS $5,400 For Men Who Have Kept Roadbed in Best Condition During the Year Completing the first day of the forty-second annual track Inspection. General Manager S. C. Long, of the Pennsylvania Railroad, with 308 offi cials. will reach Harrisburg at- 5 o'clock this evening. The party, in cluding department heads, division su perintendents. supervisors, civil and electrical engineers and track firemen from all branches of the big system, left Pittsburgh at 8.35 o'clock this morning. The first stop was made at Altoona. where luncheon was served at the 1-ogan House. While this is the annual track in spection. officials closely watched the new automatic signal system, which will be given a more thorough inspec tion during October, when the new signals will be completed. The in spection party occupied six trains. Each train was made up of an en gine, inspection car and two business cars, with one exception. The fifth section included the Beaverdale. an observation car. Members of the in fContinued on Page 12] SMAI<I; VOTE I\ MASSACHUSETTS By Associated rress Boston. Mass.. Sept. 22. —The ab sence of a contest for the head of the state ticket in any of the three parties led to the expectation that not more than a third of the voting strength would be represented at to-day's Mas sachusetts primaries. Governor David I. Walsh will be renominated by the Democrats. ex-Congressman Samuel W. McCall will be nominated for Gov ernor by the Republicans and Joseph Walker, former speaker of the house, by the Progressives. ■sows PARK DEVELOPMENT IS 111 EXHIBITION IN CHILE South Americans Getting Idea of What This City Has Done and Is Doing Down in faraway Santiago. Chile, this week, thousands of South Ameri cans are getting a good photographic idea of what Harrisburg has done and is doing in developing and maintain ing its parks and playgrounds. In a letter to the city's park de partment the American City Bureau of New York has explained that Har risburg has been given representation in the great city planning exhibition which began Monday in the capital of the South Pacific republic. In fact all the views which helped make up the big New York exhibition have gone to South America. The Har [Continued on Pa««* 1} LONG EIGHT FORECASTED Rome, via Paris. Sept. 22, 3 a m.— A dispatch received here from Petro grad says that reports of fresh de feats of the Austrians have led the Russian headquarters to believe that it will be impossible for Austria to get into Galicia until next Spring. f \ VOTERS Every voter should bear these days in mind, if he wants to vote in November. LAST DAY To pav taxes. October 3. I.AST REGISTRATION DAY October 3. HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 22, 1914 GERMANS SINK THREE BRITISH CRUISERS LOSS OF LIFE IS BELIEVED TO BE GREAT /, /OH COME ON VANCIET^X y ( PLEASE SPELL"CAT*- \ THEN YOU CAN GO \ \ FOR A MCE RIDE IN J <"''"7 \YOUR PONY CART! / hA' 7 | * l £~- When Brumbaugh was sweeping classrooms to pay his way through Juniata College— WHERE WAS McCORMICK? 1!6 BISTHNS RECORDED FOR U. P. EXTENSION SCHOOL Requests For Information Numer ous; Expert Accountant Here Tells of Courses University of Pennsylvania exten sion school registrations reached 12fi yesterday—September 21—the day an enrollment of 100 was to he assur ed. Judging hy the rapidity with which applications and requests for information are coming in. it is safe to predict that Harrlsburg will have an enrollment of at least 175 men by the time the school opens October 12. Dr. Edward P Moxey, Jr., of Ed ward P. Moxey and Company, certified public accountants of Philadelphia, and Professor of accounting in the university, arrived in town last night to give to those interected in the ex tension school project any informa tion desired along accounting lines. In reply to numerous questions con tContlniicd on Page 7] XINF DEAD OX CARMAXIA By Asscciated Press London, Sept. 22, 10.25 A. >l.—The admiralty has issued an official list of the casualties on the Carmania which sank an armed German merchant steamer off the South American coast. It show! that nine men were killed and five seriously wounded. No offi cers' names appear among the dead or seriously wounded. r— ——~———————^ HOW DR. BRIMDAVGH IS REGARDED BY A NEIGHBOR I have known Martin G. Brum baugh since his early boyhood days. He ushered himself Into public notice as a candidate for county superintendent of schools, when about 20 years of age. Hi« preliminary training was in the ' commonest kind of common schools. His friends ajid relatives were not identified with political affairs in any way. His personal appeal to the school directors in duced their support of him as a worth while young man. He was big, forceful and serious-minded, and won his first fight by so sub stantial a majority that he was re elected without opposition. Ho has never been financed by anv special interest and has never rep resented any faction in the party, but has always been a consistent, loyal Republican. Whether as county teacher, magazine writer, bookmaker, college professor, lec turer, or representing State or na tion in school systems, he has been his own sponsor. His life has been marked by his intense energy, his high Christian character, and his loyalty to our system of educa tion. He has always been earnest yet conservative, candid yet fear less, Independent yet loyal to our American ideals. He Is a big, strong, kind man. who stands as the representative of the army of poor boys charged with an ambi tion to be useful citizens. He has made good In every position he has occupied, and can he relied on to be an honest executive who will have but one creed—to serve all the people of the State to the best of his ability.—Judge George B. 1 Orlady. COUNCIL JUST ABOUT IF SETTLES FRONT ST. FILL PROBLEM Authorizes Purchase of 2,000 Cubic Yards of Earth For the Upper End Aft»r another half-hour's discussion of the River Front "All" problem pro and con—mostly "con" —City Council this afternoon Just about half settled the question by authorizing |ie pur chase of 2,000 or more cubic yards of earth from the Central Construc tion and Supply Company for 20 cents per yard. This material will be used from Maclay to Division streets. City Commissioner M. Harvey Tay lor received another offer of 4,000 yards from the S. W. Shoemaker & Son Company at 4 5 cents per yard for dumping below Maclay street. While Council took no action on this, Mr. Taylor said he will consider the offer [Continued on Page 3] Edward Bailey, Head of Harrisburg Trust, Home From Scotland Edward Bailey, president of the Harrisburg» Trust Company, returned to the city last night after his visit to Scotland. Mr. Bailey, who was ac companied by Mrs. Bailey and bis three children, came from Scotland on one of th*> Anchor liners. The party sailed for Scotland on July 4 and remained in the high lands of the "land o' cakes" during the latter part of July and all of August, visiting many of the places so intimately connected with the his tory of Scotland and the Presbyterian Church. AN OFFER! [From the Philadelphia Inquirer] We do not wish to be behind cur contemporaries in making lib eral political offers, so here goes: If McCormick will endorse the Republican national and State platforms, will resign from the Democratic ticket and support Penrose and Brumbaugh earnest ly, we will give him our unquali fied support for assistant dog killer in the Fourth Ward of Har risburg, and we give him until midnight, September 26, to an swer. Don't Take Counterfeit Money Hardly necessary to give any such advice—but It has an appli cation. And a very pointed one. The dealer whn offers "some thing Just as good" for a stand ard article Is asking you to ac cept a counterfeit. The substitute seldoru has the ring of the genuine article. But it means profit to the dealer—a profji you pay. When you ask for an adver tised brand GET WHAT YOU ASK KOR. AUTO THIEVES STEAL FORD CAR AND ROB 3 PAXTANG GARAGES Believed Larger Haul Would Have Been Made, but Robbers Were Frightened Automobile thieves were busy at i Paxtang last night. Three garages were broken into, in the little borough east of the city. A Ford car the property of John C. Wensell, the brok er, and a can of gasoline were stolen from one garage. Another car in the same garage belonging to I. R. Lyme, the plumber, was stripped of its tires and left standing on the outside of the garage. Tires were also stolen from the garages of Samuel S. Rutherford, the caterer, and Arthur C. Mead, in srranee agent. None of the robberies were discov ered until this morning. All were promptly reported to the police. At each garage, entrance war gained through a window. It is the belief that the robbers had intended to make a larger clean-tip but were frightened away. The Lyme car was found stand ing on the outside of the garage load ed with the tires which had been stripped from its wheels and tools taken from the Wensell garage. The police believe that the thieves were unable to run the. Lyme car after hav ing moved it out of the garage and were frightened while trying to re move the tires. At the Mead garage three bull dogs were evidently sleeping soundly or may have been quieted by the robbers, as they made no noise. The tire taken from this garage can be easily identi fied as It was In poor condition and was ready to be taken to the vulcan izer. The Wensell car is a Ford runabout, 1912 model. It is painted black, and has an air lever on the steering rod, found on very few Ford cars. The car Is equipped with electric lights, and the number of the engine is 58.- 519. The license number is 106,073. Committee Drafting Substitute Measure Washington, D. C.. Sept. 22.—The Senate commerce committee, carrying out the instructions of the upper house of Congress, to-day begun drafting, a substitute for the $34,000,000 rivers and harbors bill. The new measure is to carry a lump appropriation of $20,000,000 to be ex pended at the discretion of the War Department on existing waterways projects. The action of the Senate in recommitting the bill by a vote of 27 to 22.ended the fight over the measure and was a victory for Senator Burton, of Ohio, who had led such a deter mined filibuster against it. It was ac complished by sixteen Democrats who rebelled against party leadership. WILSON AT PRINCETON' Washington. Sept. 22. President Wilson left here at 8 o'clock to-day for Princeton. N. J., where he will vote in the primary election. He will return to Washington at 6 o'clock to-day. NEW PASTOK COMING Announcement was made this aft ernoon by an official ot the Capital Street Presbyterian Church. Forster and Capital streets, that the Rev. Mr. Ward, of York. Pa., will become pas tor of the church about November 1. The Rev. Mr. Ward was elected some time ago and this week acceoted the local pulpit. He succeeds the Rev. 1 Thomas Amos. 12 PAGES. * POSTSCRIPT. Both Sides Continue to Hold Their Strongly Fortified Positions After Many Days and Nights of Terrific Fighting, Situa tion in France Remains Unchanged; Nothing but a Successful Flanking Movement Could Have Any Ser« ious Effect on Either Army; Neither Line Has Been Broken, According to Dispatches From Headquarters London, Sept. 22, 4.30 P. M.—The British war ships Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy have been sunk in the North sea by submarines, according to announce ment given out by the official bureau this afternoon. Continuing the announcement says that a considerable number of the crews of these vessels were saved by 11. M. S. I.owstofl and by a division of torpcdol>out destroyers. Trawlers and their boats also aided in the work or rescue. The Aboukir was torpedoed first. The Hogue and the Cressy drew In close to her and were standing by to save her crew when they also were torpedoed. The Cressy, Captain Robert YV. Johnson; the Aboukir. Captain John E. Dnimmond and Hogue. Captain Wllmot S. Xlchoison, were sister ships. They were armored cruisers of a comparatively obso lete type, and were built I I years ago. The lists of the easualUes among their crcvvs wilt be published as soon as they are known. The warships Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy are cruisers of the same type. Their tonnage, armament, etc., are identical. These ves sels had a displacement of 12.000.t0n5. were 440 fe«t long 49.5 feet wide and drew 2# feet of water. Each one had a complement of 755 men, including officers and crew. These three cruisers had armaments consisting of two 9.2-lneh guns, twelve <i-lncli guns, twelve 12-|>ounders and five 3-pounders. The Aboukir and the Cressy were built at Goven in 1900 and the Hogue was built at Barrow in the same year. FATIGUED TROOPS ARE KEEPING UP CONTINUOUS Another day has pone and neither one side nor the other, Ger many nor allies, lays claim to any decisive outcome in the battle of the Aisne, where the supreme conflict of the war up to the present time has long been ranging. The engagement, taken as a whole along its entire lines, seems to be partaking of the nature of a siege. Both sides continue to hold a majority of their strongly entrenched positions. The German lines for 100 miles, are described as virtually a continuation of forts and heavy entrenchments. The artillery fire exchanges go on day and night and under their cover are sorties of infantry, counter attack follows attack, and occasoinally one side or the other gains ground. It would appear to-day that nothing but a successful flanking movement could have any serious effect on either army. But neither front has been broken and neither side has been out flanked. Rheims appears to be the. center of the most persistent fighting. It is between the lines of battle and the city has suffered heavily. The Germans are described as most anxious to recapture this position. The French official announcement issued at Paris this after noon, avers that incessant German attacks delivered yesterday, September 21, have been unsuccessful and that the Germans have been compelled to retire at more than one point. The French took many German prisoners. GERMANS CLAIM SUCCESSES The latest official communication from Berlin, issued Monday night says the Germans have captured the hill positions at Craonne and'occupy the village of Betheny, three miles outside of Rheims to the north. This announcement described the Germans also as attacking the strong forts south of Verdun. The military expert of the London "Times" gives positions to trie French forces on the left which, if correct, show a remarkable advance along the flank of the German right wing under command of General Von Kluck. Up to the present time the French line has not been reported north of Noyon. The "Times" places it at Lecatelet, Bosiel and Lassigny. Lecatelet is thirty miles north of Noyon; Bosiel is nine miles southwest of Lecatelet and Lassigny is eight miles due west of Noyon. These locations have not been con firmed from any other source, the French war office having con tented itself with saying that the French left wing was advancing along the right bank of the river Oise. The Germans are said to be fortifying with great haste along the liver Sambre, from Maubeuge in France to Namur in Belgium, but this report also lacks confirmation. It finds place in a Paris news paper. In Belgium the situation shows no real change. Belgium sorties from Antwerp continue but apparently without effecting either the German or the Belgium positions. The Russians are before Przeinysl engaging this Austrian fort ress in Galicia with artillery fire. The Russians .claim that the Aus trians in Galicia are fleeing before them while Vienna declares that •Jiese movements of her armies are for purposes of reorganiza tions. • Dispatches from Servian sources lay claim to further victories over Austrian forces along the river Drina. . According to these advices the Austrians have been driven across the river to the Aus-s trian side with heavy losses. 200 British Warships OH German Naval Base New York, Sept. 22. Two hundred British warships lie In, battle line off the German naval base of Helgoland, so close that at times they appear to touch each other, according to Captain Skel ley, of the British oil tank steamer San Lorenzo, which reached New York to day from London. For six weeks the San I»renzo was with this British fleet, her officers said, as supply ship for the oil-burning war craft. She took them 15,000 tons of fuel oil. The San Lorenzo was with the fleet during the engagement with the German cruisers behind Helgoland, but was not permitted to steam close enough to see the fighting. Like Deed of Atilla, Declares Pope Benedict Special to The Telegraph Rome, via Paris, Sept. 22.—When Informed of the destruction of tha Cathedral of Rheims, Pope Benedict XV said he "could not believe It possi ble in such a civilized epoch as the 20th century to be plunged back to the time of Atilla." The pontiff requested that "Cardinal Ferrata ask Cardinal Amette, arch bishop of Paris, for full particulars, as telegrams for Rheims are not ac cepted.