Break Between Carranza and Villa Causes Anxiety in Washington's Official Circles!
HARRISBURG Sfillifa TELEGRAPH'
LXXXIII— No. 227
TO FINISH STRETCH
OF WALL TO WIfICLAY
ST. By TOMORROW
foreman Will Transfer His Force
to Uncompleted Central
SEWER OUTLETS INSTALLED
Park Commissioner Grading Slope
of Depressed Park in
Foreman Williams, of the Stucker
Brothers Construction Company, who
has charge of the river front work
In the northern section of the city, an
nounced to-day that he would be able
to complete the concrete steps and
wall to Maelay street to-morrow.
This section of the work has pro
ceeded with remarkable, expedition
during the summer under the energe
tic direction of Mr. Williams and as
soon as he completes the work at Ma
clay street his force will be trans
ferred to the unfinished section be
tween Herr street and a point south of
the pumping station at North street.
The "stringers" are practically com
pleted except for a short section im
mediately in front of the pumping sta
tion. where the work is somewhat
difficult owing to the depth of the
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For Harrisburg and vlflnltyi I'n-
Kfttlfd. prnhnhlj- mhonfru, thin af
ternoon: fair to-night and Frldayj
For Eafrlfrn IVnnnylvnnlii: *hov<rers
and Romenhat cooler to-night;
Friday partly cloudy; moderate,
The main river will remain nearly
stationary to-night and Friday.
A Ktace of about .R of a foot In
Indicated for Harrisburg Friday
A disturbance, central otT the Mid
dle Gulf f'oairt. hss canned gen
eral rains In the Gulf States nnd
Tennessee. heavy In Southern
l.oulsfnnn and Southern Texan. A
secondary dlsturhnnce of slight
energy, now central over Kast
ern New York, hss developed to
the southeastward of the disturb
ance that Mas pnsslng down the
St. Laurence Valley.
Temperaturei S a. m., t|R.
Sun: Rises, 1»t52 a. M.i net*, 0
Moon: First quarter, September HA,
7:30 a. m.
River Stage i of a
foot above low water mark.
Highest •temperature, 02.
I.owest temperature, H4.
Mean tempernture, "S.
Normal temperature, 03.
Charles T. Diffenderfer and Bertha
Isaac T. John. New Castle, and L«aura
A Word to Retailers
This is the time of all times
for business men to pull together
for the general good.
North America is thrown on
her own resources and new and
splendid developments are under
The manufacturer who is tak
ing an aggressive stand for busi
ness deserves help.
The National manufacturer
who comes into the columns of
the newspapers in your own city
with his advertisements is doing
this very thing.
And more, too.
He Is helping you. making
business for you, sending In
quiries to your store.
It is eo-operatlon and horse
sense as well to displav the
goods the manufacturer is ad
vertising in the newspaper.
It makes money for you.
Late News Bulletins,
WIRELESS ORDERED CLOSED
Washington. Sept. 24.—Secretary Daniels to-day ordered the Mar
coni wireless station at Slasi-onot. Mass.. closed at 110011 to-morrow. In
consequence of the failure of the company to gi\e assurance that It
would comply with the naval censorship regulations.
RED CROSS REACHES FALMOUTH
Ixindon, Sept. 24.—The American hospital ship Red Cross, under
command of Captain Rust, which left New York September 13, arrived
to-day at Falmouth, on the Knglisli Channel.
I<ondon. Sept. 21, 7.55 A. M.—lnterest 111 the fighting to-day cen
ters in Woe\re. says the Bordeaux correspondent of the Times, where
the enemy 1/' making serious effort to -pierce the line of forts linking
Verdun and Toul.
Berlin. Sept. 24, by wireless to Sayvllle, 1,. I.—The official an
nouncemeut Issued yesterday by the headquarters of the German
army says that German heavy artillery Is successfully bombarding
Troyon - les -Pa ronches, Camp I)es Romains and I,iourvllle (.).
Washington, Sept. 24.—Rebate on the warm revenue bill began In
the House to-day under a rule providing for seven hours' discussion.
It was called up by Chairman Henry, of the Rules Committee, and for
an hour's discussion of the rule preceded debate on the bill itself.
Jersey City, Sept. 24.—Ten gallons of nitric add spilled from a
carboy to the floor of the Krle railroad station during the commuters'
rush hours to-day. gave off fumes which choked scores of persons to
unconsciousness, made hundreds 111. stop|tcd traffic on the Hudson
Tunnels for an hour anil packed the station with thousands who verged
on panic till a strong force of police was summoned anil restored order.
FIREMEN'S BIG WEEK
WILL START SUNDAY.
OCT. 4, IN CHURCHES
Special Services For Visiting Dele
gates Will Be Held by Many
OFFICIAL PROGRAM IS OUT
Efforts Made to Change Route of
Parade Again Fail; Judges
of Contests Named
Official plans announced last night
by the Firemen's Union at a meeting
in the Susquehanna firehouse fix Sun
dap, October 4, as the opening day of
the big firemen's convention week,
when in a number of churches
throughout Harrisburg special ser
mons will be preached to the firemen.
Many out of town delegates to the
Pennsylvania State Firemen's Asso
ciation sessions will reach Harrisburg
Sunday and it is the purpose of the
State secretary, W. W. Wunder, to
have his headquarters in the Chestnut
Street Auditorium open on Saturday,
Badges for the delegates, visitors
and ladies' anxiliary members are
ready and will be turned over to the
association officials when they arrive
in Harrisburg. Credentials must be
shown in order to receive badges, but
emblems similar to the official badge
will be sold in the streets for the
benefit of the convention fund.
At the meeting of the Union last
night another effort was made to
change the route of the big parade,
but the majority of the members de
cided to make no changes at this
time. Following this action, the mem
bers from the Paxton and Susque
hanna companies announced'that they
would parade in South Harrisburg be
fore the regular parade. These com
panies will also give hand concerts at
their respective firehouses.
These ,ludges were announced for
the contests of the week:
A. \V. Holman. Frank C. Sites,
Jonas M. Rudy, Edward G. Hilton, &
L. "Rickenbaugh. C. Ross Boas, Willis
Nauss, George Toomey, Captain Frank
E. Ziegler, Captain Jerry Hartman,
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CITY SEW GIVES
HOUSEWIVES IIP ON
BUYING OF POTATOES
Says Dry Commodities Must Be
Sold by Weight, Measure
or Numerical Count
If your huckster insists that he
doesn't sell potatoes by the bushel or
half bushel but by the basket, just tell
him that you'll notify the city sealer
of weights and measures.
And Sealer Reel will surely get him
if he doesn't watch out.
Mr. Reel this morning issued a gen
eral tip to housewives relative to the
purchase of potatoes and other com
modities, which are now being sold
in the streets. The law requires that
all dry commodities shall be sold by
weight measure or numerical count,
and not by the hox or basket.
Furthermore the dealer must mark
ciearlv on the bag or box the weight
of the article it contains. And if the
dealer doesn't, Mr. Reel says he 11 con
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Every voter should bear these
days in mind, if he wants to vote
To pay taxes. October 3.
1 LAST REGISTRATION DAY
HARRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 24, 1914
Russian Infantry Firing From Behind Breastworks of Stone and Sand
V Vi jwSS
This Is a photograph of Russian infantry fighting in East Prussia It shows two of a company of soldiers fight
ing 'rom behind temporary barricades of sand and stone. The Russians threw up defenses of this kind on their
march toward Koenigsberg.
VILLA AND C
SPLIT; FIGHTING IN
American troops at Vera Cruz may be ordered to remain at seaport
until latest trouble is settled; General Villa is ready to open
revolution and march on capital with 40,000 men; 27,000 of
whom are veteran fighters well equipped.
By Associated Press
Washington. 1). C., Sept. -4.—Gen- j
oral Carranza lias informed the United j
state,-, government he will not attack i
General Villa, btU will order his forces;
to he on the defensive and resist at
Tlie first chief's communication de- i
elarod the national convention would
he held as scheduled on October l,j
when a provisional government would
he established which he hoped would]
he satisfactory to the I'uited States.
Washington, D. C., Sept. 24. —Gen
eral Villa's open repudiation of Gen
era! Carranza's authority as first chief
of the Constitutionalist army in charge
of the executive power in Mexico
spread a sinister feeling in official
While officials admitted that the j
situation was threatening, they were j
not without hope that the rupture '
would not lead to a physical clash
Once before Villa denounced Car
ranza's authority, they said, and dele
gates of the two chiefs met at Tor
reon, where Villa again recognized
Carranza as first chief. That efforts
would be made to adjust the differ
ences of the two leaders peacefully
was generally expected, but just how
FINDS DIN CLAD
ONLY IH NIGHTGOWN
IN MIDDLE Of FIELD
Steelton Woman Tells Police She
Ran From Men Who Tried
to Rob and Kill Her
Clad In nothing hut her nightgown,
bruised and cut about her bare legs
and' arms, and bleeding from nu
merous lacerations, Mrs. Anna Pe
trovich. a pretty Austrian woman of,
about 30 years, was found uncon- i
scions early this morning in the mid-j
dl of a cornfield near Enhaut by!
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Hold Examinations For
Library Training Pupils
Kxaminatlons for entrance to the I
Students' Library Training Class were !
held in the Public Library this morn- I
lug Miss Alice R. Raton gave the ex- |
amlnations to ten pretty girls ranging i
in ages from 18 to 22 years. History
and literature were the main subjects
Only four or five of the applicants II
will be chosen, ami they, will be given
three or four more examinations until h
their library trr-lning Is completed. The !
applicants will work In the library for ,
a period of eight months until a di
ploma is issued, with which a position
is readily procured In any public library i
| of the United States. 1
far the United States government
would lend its influence to the move
ment was not known.
That the American government will
frown on a continuance of bloodshed
in Mexico is known to both Villa and
Carranza. In the strongest possible
language Paul Fuller, personal repre
sentative of President Wilson, who'
has just returned from Mexico, told I
both Carranza and Villa that the
United States would insist on the
maintenance of peace at its doors.
Villa lias 40,000 Men
Should lighting ensue, however, offi
cial reports show that Villa has nearly
40,000 men, of whom 27f000 are vet
eran fighters, well equipped. With
General Obregon. commander of the
strongest division under Carranza, a
prisoner in Villa's hands, the first .
chief would be considerably embar
rassed, though he has several thou- j
sands of fighting men in central Mex- j
ico under the command of General!
In the meantime, conditions through
out Mexico, approaching a state of
unrest on the parr ot toreigners and
the inhabitants generally almost un
paralleled in Mexico, is being de
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LIFE INSURANCE TAX
FOR WAR REVENUES
Representatives of Woods Agency
Learn Even Europe Doesn't
» No European country has im- .
posed any taxation whatsoever on
life insurance, hut on the contrary
all have co-operated with com
panies. recognizing by decree and
moratorium and consulting the
importance of obligations and the
value of service in the present
That cablegram wired to America
by the London representatives of the
Equitable Life Assurance Society in
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Cold Weather Coming
in From Western States
Cooler weather is predicted for to
morrow by E. R. Demain, local fore
caster. A high pressure area collect
ing in the Western States is working
eastward with great force, and in
some instances the temperature has
fallen from 10 to 32 degrees. As far
South at Santa Fe. N. M., the tem
perature Is down to 40 degrees.
Showers will prevail over the At
lantic States to-night.
BEY WILL ITM
Turkish Ambassador Informs Wil
son He Will Leave Within
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C„ Sept. 24.—A. Rus
tem Bey, the Turkish ambassador, has
informed President Wilson that lie
does not alter the views he recently 1
expressed in a published interview and
will leave the United States within a
The ambassador refused to discuss
his action further than to say he had
asked his government for leave of ab
sence, which he was certain would be
granted, and would leave for Con
stantinople within ten days.
The announcement of the with
drawal of the Turkish ambassador,
though not unexpected, caused a pro
found sensation in diplomatic circles.
Wilson Is Determined
Coming close on another diplomatic
interview yesterday of which the ad
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Have You Seen the
Comet? You Can if
You Get Up at 4 a. m.
• Concerning the Delavan comet now
visible here, a recent issue of Nature
(London) says: "The comet is a
naked eye object, and is a line sight
even with a pair of field glasses or a
small telescope. The comet has a
very dense, almost stellar nucleus and
a considerable length of tail. On
August 28 the tail was judged to be
equal to about four diameters of the
moon and the nucleus of magnitude
The best time for viewing the Dela
van comet is between 4 and 4.30 a. m.,
when it may be steen with a pair of
opera or field glasses in the northeast,
about one-third of the way up to the
zenith, a short distance to the right
of the Bowl of the Big Dipper. The
tail Is directed upward. Many natural
ists of this city have been watching
Is Dying of Grief
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., .Sept. 24. Police
here are searching for Mearns Arbo
gast, to get him to return to the home
of Mrs. Henry Ryan. 224 North Front
street, Lewlsburg, where it is claimed
that his fiancee Is lying at the point of
death. According to a message signed
by Mrs. Ryan, the girl's mother, doc
tors have Informed her that unless Ar
bogast returns to the daughter's bed
side she will die of grief over his ab
The letter declares that Arbogast and
Miss Ryan were engaged to be mar
ried. A short time ago Arbogast is al
leged to have left on a fishing trip and
failed to return. Miss Ryan is said to
have become seriously 111, and her
mother states in the letter that her
condition is now so critical that only a
visit from Arbogast may possibly save
Wll-I- NOT PAY DIVIDEND
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 24—Directors
of the American shipbuilding Com
pany have decided that because of the
falling off in earnings and present war
conditions the company would not
pay dividends on the preferred stock
for the present.
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CLAIMED FOR ALLIES;
BRITISH REACH CHINA
Germans Say They Have Broken Through Lines of French
and British; Russian Cavalry Pursues Austrian Rear
Guard Inflicting Heavy Losses; German Cruiser Bom
bards Important City in British India Doing Only
Slight Damage; Zeppelin Airships Sighted Off Coast
Further successes of the armies of the allies which are attempt
ing to turn the German right wing are claimed in an official an
r.ouncement issued at Paris this afternoon.
It is stated that the allies' left wing has advanced consider
ably and Peronne has been occupied after desperate resistance.
Peronne is seventy-five miles north of Paris and twenty-five miles
north of Lassigny near wheree an advance by the allies was an
nounced in yesterday's official statement. The position of Peronne
indicates the movement of the allies' left wing which is much farther
north than their main battle line.
The turning movement of the Franco-British forces first directed
against General Yon Kluck in an effort to envelope his army, ap
pears from unofficial dispatches to have met added resistances from
strong German reinforcements.
The Paris announcement says that there has beeen heavy fight
ing on the River Metise at the eastern end of the battle line where the
allies have alternately advanced and retired.
The latest German official advices up to early afternoon stated
that the Germans were breaking through the allies' center.
BRITISH LAND IN CHINA
It is officially stated at Tokio that the British North China
forces which will co-operate with the Japanese in the attack on
Kiao-Chow have landed at Laoshan bay. The troops sailed from
Tien Tsin ostensibly for Wei-Hei-Wei but landed at Laoshan,
neutral territory in China, presumably to avoid complications with
Cettinje announces that the Montenegrins defeated the Aus
trians, capturing Pratzno, a town near Sarajevo, the capital of the
Austrian province of Bosnia.
An official communicaion issud at Petrograd says that fol
lowing the capture of Jaroslau in Gallcta, the Russian cavalry is
pursuing the Austrian rear guard, inflicting heavy losses.
There is considerable doubt as to tlie exact situation in the
eastern theater of the war as the reports from Petrograd, Vienna
and Berlin persistently conflict. A dispatch from Petrograd to a
Paris paper says that the Germans who drove the Russian invaders
from East Prussia have in turn been defeated and are avacuating
East Prussia to reinforce the line from horn, in West Prussia, to
Kalisz, in Russian Poland.
A news dispatch from Paris says that among the prisoners
recently arriving at Paris, is a general of the staff of General Von
Kluck whose army has borne the brunt of the allies' turning move
ment on the western end of the battle line.
It is announced officially at Calcutta that the German cruiser
Emden, which recently captured several British ships in the Bay of
Bengal, dropped a few shells while passing into Madras, an im
portant city of British India.
ZEPPELIN AIRHIPS SIGHTED
Press dispatches, unofficial, report that Zeppelin airships evi- S
dently reconnoitering, have been sighted from various points iqr
The German submarine U-9 credited by Berlin with having
unaided, destroyed the three British cruisers off the llook of Holl
and has returned undamaged to a German port.
Chief Gunner Dougherty, of the Cressy, one of the three ships
sunk, insists that lie saw five submarines during the attack and that
one of the five was sunk by the Cressy's guns.
'The German war loan subscription total $1,097,250.000.
The press of Norway is making a deliberate effort to maintain
The indirect cause of the war is recalled by a report from Ams
terdam that the trial of the alleged assassins of the Austrian heir
apparent Archduke Francisco Ferdinand and his consort will open at
Agram on November 5.
German Forces Still
Flinch Before Allies
fly Associated Press
Paris, Sept. 24, 7.05 A. M.—The
formidable force the Germans threw
against the aliles - left is stilt flinching,
according to the official communi
cation, under the unrelenting blows of
the Franco-English battering ram.
Even the famous guards in the battle
of the Marne are unable to stand the
pressure and are giving a little more
ground every day.
The diversion attempted in Lor
raine having proved ineffectual, the
Germans are now making a fierce
drive in the Woevre district, north
east of Verdun. The object, no doubt,
is to cut off the army operating around
Nancy, but the Germans already had
tried to make an opening between
Verdun and Toul, besieging Troyon at
the same time. The maneuver con
stitutes a grave menace to the allies,
who are resisting desperately, and
have thus far repulsed attacks with
heavy losses. According to the wound
ed. the Germans are losing heavily on
Admiralty Making Up
List of Casualties
fly Associated Press
London, Sept. 24, 10.20 A. M.—The
admiralty, in publishing a list of cas
ualties of officers serving aboard the
crulsesr Aboukir. Creasy and Hogue,
which were blown up and sunk by a
German submarine in the North Sea,
"Not being among those saved, it
must therefore be presumed that they
lost their lives. "
The list contains twenty-four names
from the Aboukir, twenty-five from
the Cressy and eleven from the Hogue.
In the list of officers saved appear tho
names of Captain John E. Drummond,
of the Aboukir. and Captain Wilmots
Nicholson, of the Hojcue.
British Troops Land
to Oppose German Army
Py Associated rress
Toklo, Sept. 24. The war office
makes the official announcement that
Hritish troops under Brigadier General
Nathaniel W. Barnardiston, com
mander of the North China forces,
landed on September 23 In the neigh
borhod of Loashan bay to participate
in the movements against the Ger
mans at Tslng-Tau.
William Is Confident
of Germany's Success
By Associated Press
Berlin, via The Hague to London,
Sept. 24, 12.25 A. M.—A diplomat who
arrived here to-day from general
headquarters in the field told the As
sociated Press that Emperor 'William
and his sons were in the best of
health and spirits and that the army
w as confident the conclusion of the
war would be favorable to Germany.
Submarine Which Sunk
Cruisers Is Uninjured
fly Associated Press
London, Sept. 24, 1.05 A. M.—A dis
patch to Heuter's Telegram Company
from Amsterdam states that the Ger
man consul there, according to the
newspaper Telegraaf, has been ad
vised by his government that sub
marine U-9. which is credited with
blowing up the three British cruisers
in the North Sea early. Tuesday morn
ing, has returned to a German port
ANOTHER TRAWLER BLOWN UP
London. Seut. 23, 1.53 P. M.—An
other Grimsby trawler was blown up
by a mine yesterday In the North Sea.
The vessel remained afloat ten minutes
which enabled all the members of the
crew to escape except one deck hand
who was killed by falling debris.
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