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10,000 Stale Volunteer Firemen March Nine Miles Over City's Streets
HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIII— No. 239 40,000 Firemen March Over City Streets While Hundred Thousand Along the Line, Stand and Cheer ~ ~ " . - ;f| , Up- . Greatest Demonstration Ever! Made by Firefighters, Says Secretary Wunder; Line of March Nearly Ten Miles! Long CENTURY-OLD AND NEW j APPARATUS EXHIBITED ♦ Marshal, Fire Chiefs and Har-; risburg Union Head Pro-; cession; Reading, Phila delphia and York Send Largest Delegations i Ten thousand volunteer fire-lighters from every hamlet, town and city In Pennsylvania, with hundreds from other states, this afternoon paraded | nine miles over the streets of Har- i risburg. It was the largest procession ever I held in the history of the State asso- ! ciation, according to W. W. Wunder, state secretary. Between 25,000 and 80,000 visitors poured into the city I from a radius of a hundred miles this j morning and conservative estimates ! placed the crowds that lined the curbs in the streets where the parade passed at between 100,000 and 125,000 peo ple. Thrones from the lower end towns and the West Shore suburbs, of I course, helped swell the number more than did the excursions. AVhile mist was falling and every indication was for heavy rains some time this afternoon, the weather con ditions did not at all deter the thou sands from coming to tho city. Big Line Forms at 1 O'clock With military precision the big line formed at 1 o'clock. With the same . precision the head of the line moved off promptly at 1.30 o'clock from Sec ond and Verbeke streets. There were fourteen divisions, each division occu pying a cross street, starting at Ver beke and reaching as far west as Kelker. Cheers arose, from the big crowd on the curbs when f'hief Marshal Howard O. Holsteln gave orders to Late News Bulletins REV. BOUGHTER SUCCEEDS DR. YAHN Lancaster, Pa., Oct. B.—The Rev. 11. D. Boughter was this morn ing elected president of the East Pennsylvania Eldership of the Church of God now In session In this city. The Rev. Boughter succeeds the Rev. Dr. S. G. Yahn, Harrisburg. G. R. Hovcrter was chosen tran scribing secretary of the Eldership. GOVERNMENT MOVED TO OSTEND Washington. Oct. B.—An official cablegram to the Belgian Legation here to-day announced that the Belgian government, had been removed from Antwerp to Ostend. WIRELESS SUIT THROWN OUT 1 : I New York. Oct. 8. —The Federal District court ruled to-day that j It had no jurisdiction in the suit brought against Secretary of the i Navy Daniels and four naval censors by the Marconi Wireless Tele- I graph Company of America to prevent the government from keeping closed the wireless stations at Slasconsctt, Mass., and Seagal, N. Y Tlie company's application for an Injunction was dismissed. Washington, Oct. B.—lnvestigation of the financial operations of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad by the Intersstnte Com merce Commission will begin here October 10 before Commissioner Clements. I London, Oct. 8. 2.30 P. M.—A dispatch from Hong Kong to Lloyd's Ageryy says the German steamer Tannenfels and the American steamer Rio Paslg have been brought into port as prisoners. Paris, Oct. 8, 12.55 P. M,—A German aeroplane flying over Paris and the suburbs of Aiibervllliers and Saint Denis at 0 o'clock this morn ing dropped two bombs, one of which wounded three persons. The other did no harm. 1 i Perhaps the feature of the big parado which Interested Harrisburg l folk the most was the new auto apparatus received from the L.a France I Company, of Elmlra. N. Y„ yesterday afternoon. The new auto combina tion chemical and hose wagon was cheered all along the line. In the etch- I ing above the new auto engine is seen with members of the Good Will eom- I pany. who will have charge of the apparatus. Fire Chief John C. Kindler, of this city, appeared in a brand new suit |in the big parade. The suit was the gift of his friends and he wore it to-day for the lirst time. He is seen in his auto with Edward Halbert, as sistant chief, who is wearing a new cap, presented to him at the same time I that Kindler receiYed his suit. Captain Joseph P. Thompson, in com- I mand of the police squad, to "For | ward, march!" Down Second street to Market came the head of the line, followed by 141 splendidly equipped fire companies and 136 bands and drum corps. Chief Marshal Holstein, with bis chief of ; staff, William S. Tunis, assistant chiefs of staff and aids to the chief marshal, made up the first section of the pa rade. Next came Fire Chief John C. Kindler and his assistant, Edward Hal bert, in the red (ire chief auto of the Harrisburg tire department. * Cliiefs Get Place of Honor The Mount Union Band of 55 pieces was the first musical organization in line. It was followed by B0 repre sentatives of the Keystone Fire Chiefs Association. including „ chiefs and ex-chiefs, from all parts of Pennsyl vania. Members of the Firemen's Union of Harrisburg were next in line, and they were followed by twelve ex-chiefs. Each fire company was assigned to [Continued on Page 7] HARRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 8, 1914. CONGESTION ON ALL HMD AND CI LINES INTO TOWN Excursions From Every Town Within Sixty-mile Radius of City Brings Thousands Difficulty was experienced by all railroads leading into the city in de training the passengers who poured in from 7 o'clock this morning until after noon. Nearly thirty special trains were run on the various lines. The worst congestion started soon after 10 o'clock, when specials from the north, west, Cumberland Valley and the south began to arrive. Many of the passengers were un loaded by the Pennsy at the Ninth street siding. The majority, however, were left off at cither Maclay street or into I'nion Station. The Read ing unloaded its passengers below the station. Few Trains On Time Adding to the general difficult in train movements in the yards and [Continued on Pago 2] READY WITH MANY HORSES Special to The Telegraph Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 7.—Local horse i dealers have received letters from buy | ers representing the British govern ment. stating that they are in the mar ket for all the horses that can he fur : nished for use In the cavalry and ar tillery. Local dealers are awaiting a I second letter, which will give the prices the British are willing to pay. Several thousand horses can he pro cured in this county. McADOO CONTINUES TO FLOUNDER AND LECTURE Special In The Telegraph Washington, D. C., Oct. 7.—Secre tary of the Treasurer McAdoo has been compelled to admit that, contrary to his recent statement, national banks are not charging excessive rates of in terest on loans. But he flounders into another error in declaring that indi viduals and corporations are hoarding money in spite of his contention that the banks are not doing their part In helping the commercial and indus trial interests. M'CORMICK "FRIEND" OF THE FIREMEN! /TAM A FRIEND opweN • Vance C. MeCorniloU, Democratic candidate for Governor, now pretend) nK for the sake of votes to he the friend' of-the volunteer firemen, when mayor of Harrisburg, vetoed tire deportment ordinances whenever possible. April I. 1901, lie vetoed the ordinance for the pur chase of an additional horse for (lie Good Will Fire Company. On tiie same date he reduced the appropriations made by councils for the Friendship Fire Coin iany, the Hope, the Paxton, the Good Will, the Mt. Pleasant, the GERMAN CAVALRY BREAKS THROUGH LIS _OF ALLIES However, Force Was Not of Suf ficient Size to Make Feat Ap preciably Important By Associated Press On the Battle Front, Oct. 7, via Paris, Oct. 8, 12.11 A. M.—The fiercest fighting which has marked the conflict in the French theater of. war has taken place sihce Monday on the west ern wing of the allied armies. New forces of German cavalry and infantry which have appeared in front of the allies' lines have used every resource and every effort to attain success. They have thrown themselves again and again at the French and British, who have brought equally strong bodies of troops forward to oppose them. The battle is no longer one of ma chlne-llko strategy of two armies, but a contest centering In the powers of endurance of two bodies of human beings, each as determined as the other not to give up the struggle be [Continuecl on Pago 6] Return True Bill in Major Suit Special to The Telegraph Ridgway, Pa., Oct. 8. The Elk county grand jury returned a true bill yesterday in a criminal libel suit of Major John C. Groomo, head of the State Constabulary, against the editor of a Warren county newspaper and others. It was charged that the news paper published an alleged telegram from Major Groom" to a notorious woman. John M. Andrews, acquitted in War ren county's celebrated murder case, was a witness before the grand jury, the libel being an outcome, of that case. Oroome alleges ills reputation has been Injured by the alleged tele gram. The case will he tried at the January term of the Elk county court. "Slapper" and "Tickler" Users Will Be Jailed Excellent order was kept along the line of march by the heavy details of police placed by Colonel Hutchison. night the Chief announced that "slapper." "ticklers" and other de vices which, he said, were responsible for tights were tabooed, tinder pen alty of arrest. Many complaints of the promiscuous use of "siappers" was made at police headquarters last evening. Special policemen investigated and ordered the fakirs selling them to discontinue under penalty of arrest. w Relly Hose, the Shamrock and the Susquehanna. April 1, 1905, he. again reduced Ihe appropriations made by city councils for the Friendship Fire Company, the Hope, the Citizens, the Paxton, the Good Will, the Mt. Pleasant, the Reily Hose, the Shamrock and the Susquehanna, thus decreasing their efficiency a.s fire fighters. January 25, 1905, vetoed ordinance to raise wages of laborers In city service from 15 to IB 2-3 cents an hour because tho "wages now paid seem to be entirely satis factory." Many of tluvse men were memliers of the fire department. BOMBS DROPPED ON ANTWERP KILL 20; 4HOUSESOESTROYED Germans' Aircraft Increase Condi tion of Panic Among Popu lace of Seaport City By Associated Press Antwerp, Oct. 7, 7 P. M., via The Hague and Londan, October 8, 7.40 A. M.—The condition of panic among the populace was increased tw-day by the appearance at 11 o'clock this morning and 3 this afternoon of Ger man air craft which dropped bombs, destroying seven houses and killing a score of people. On account of the Zeppelin's suc cessful attack the large avenue lead ing to the railroad station quickly be came black with a struggling mass of persons eager to escape from the city. Seized with an unreasoning, ter rible fear of bombardment or of a charge of German cavalry, the resi dents are transporting invalids, crip ples and even the occupants of lunatic asylums. It was a pathetic sight to [Continued on Page 6] Only Third as Many Men in Line When the 1885 Convention Was Here To-day's parade eclipsed by far any previous demonstration of Its kind in this city. The last convention was held here In October, 1885. Less than a third of the number of men in line to-day marched then. The contrast offered by the modern apparatus to the old flrefightlng ma chines was the subject of much com ment on the part of old-timers. Reading Sends 600 Men to Take Part in Parade Reading fire organizations partici pating in the parade were the Rain bow, Neverslnk, Washington, Hamp den, Marion, Schuylkill and Union companies. They had more than fiOO men and were only surpassed by the York contingent and the local com panies. Accompanying them was the Ring gold Band, which is commonly re garded as one of the crack organiza tions of the State. Monroe A. Alt house, composer of many of the marches played In the parade by the j different bands, directed them. The Washington Company Is the guest of [the Hope. They will spend Friday as !'he guests of the Packer Hose Com 'pany, of Sunbiirv. and Saturday as the quests of the Young America Hose 'Company at Pottsvllle. 14 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT DR. BRUMBAUGH IS COMING FOR El OF FIREMEN'S JUBILEE Will Motor to This City From Lititz and Will Spend Tonight Here Dr. Martin G. Brumbaugh will spend to-night in Harriaburg. He will arrive late this evening in time for the wind-up of the firemen's celebra tion, making the long trip from Lititz, Lancaster county, by automobile, for the purpose. He and his fellow cam paigners will be registered at the Lochlel Hotel. Dr. Brumbaugh is speaking in York county to-day, coming into that coun ty from Adams, where he met with a splendid reception yesterday. He will go to Lititz for a meeting early this evening and will then take automobile for Harrisburg, leaving here for Blairsville Junction at 7.55 to-morrow morning. Superintendent Shambaugh Issues a Splendid Report of the County Schools Some interesting data relative to the conduct, cost of malntenahce, personnel, etc., of the Dauphin county schools is contained In a report issued by Professor F. E. Shambaugh, county school superintendent. The county enrollment shows a total of 12,877 boys and 12,452 girl pupils in the 651 schols. All told there are thirty-nine districts. The average scholo term is 8.7 months' duration. The teaching staff consists of 191 men and 492 women teachers. The aver age tax rate Is fi.B9 mills and the total receipts and expenditures, re spectively, totaled |1,278,622.02 and $978,318.78. Holiday Hours Observed in All Suburban Towns Holiday hours were observed in sur rounding towns in honor of thf> visiting llremen and to give everybody an op portunity to View the parade. In a majority of the towns within a radius of twenty nillen the Hchools were closed. Shops, mills and business plares were also shut down. No cars but those containing the most imperative shipments were repaired at the Luck now shops. The Maolay street shops also suspended activities until to-mor row. SERENADE TELEGRAPH The York Boys' Band, under the direction of Jacob Blum, serenaded the Telegraph this morning. Yeatci day afternoon several selections were played in Federal Square before the Telegraph Building by the New Cum 'bfttUuad Band. PATE OF BELGIAN ARMY IN BALANCE; ANTWERP IN DANGER; ALLIES MAKE GAINS Germans Break Through Outer Circle of Fortifications About Belgium's Capital VON KLUCK'S ARMY IS CHECKED BY FRENCH Allied Armies Retake Positions Lost, but Germans Are Mak ing Determined Stand The fate of the Belgian army is a striking feature of the day's war news. Since the withdrawal of the government from Brussels to Antwerp, the entire fighting force of the little kingdom has been concentrated in or about the latter city And now the fall of Antwerp before the German guns that reduced the forts of Liege and Namur is gravely threatened. Advices from neutral sources confirm heretofore disputed Ger man claims that they have broken through the outer circle of forti fications, crossed the river Nethe and brought their big guns within range of the city proper. The Belgian government has been transferred to Ostend, the popu lace is fleeing into Holland and flags of mercy are flying from the steeples of churches to indicate [Continued 011 Pace 12j Frer.ch Retake Most of the Ground Lost Paris, Oct. B.—The official state ment of tho War Office is as follows: "Between the Somme and Oise, in the vicintiy of Roye, the enemy is still in force, but we have retaken the major part of the positions we were obliged to (rive up. "To the north of the Aisne the nu merical strength of the German troops seems to have diminished. | Second—on the center between Rheims and the Meuse there is noth ing to report. On the heights of the Meuse, between Verdun and St. Mlhtel, the enemy has drawn back to the I north of Hattonchatel. He still holds St. Mihiel and some positions to tha north of the St. Mihiel on the right bank of the Meuse. "In the Woevre district the violent attacks delivered by the enemy to tha west of Apremont have failed. "On our right wing, Lorraine and the Vosges there has been no change. 'ln Russia, along the front of East Prussia, the Russian offensive con tinues. Very spirited fighting is tak ing place on the frontier to the west of Suwalki." Belgians Are Fighting With Reckless Courage By Associated Prtts London, Oct. 8, 7.28 a. m. Th® Antwerp correspondent of the Asso-i elated Press, who has Just managed; to leave Antwerp after a week of the* closest survey of the battlefield, tele-, graphs from The Hague under data! of Monday afternoon as follows: "This is the sixth day of the siegni of Antwerp and the Belgian army la fighting with reckless courage. Tha government officers openly declared that they expected a bombardment! of the city by the middle of the week., but they were resolved to resist to thai last, though they feared that this meant tho destruction of the graateM part of the city. As a precaution the boilers of all) the German ships in Antwerp have* been exploded so as to prevent thai use of the Scheldt, and Antwerp as a] German base. The detonation of th<3 bursting boilers, resounding through, the city set the excited Sunday crowd, very near to a panic. The people generally are orderly,, however, and are keeping up a cheerJ ful demeanor. They are taking cara. of the endless stream of refugees com-i Ing in from four score of villages lo cated between Antwerp and the forts. I THE WEATHER For Harrlahurg antl vlelnltyi L'n aettled to-night and Friday, prob ably nhonfrm not much change In temperature. For Ka*tern rennsylvanln 1 Unset tled to-night nnd Friday, prob ably «hoivpr»i gentle to moderate southerly winds. River The main river will remain nearly Htatlonnry to-night and Friday. A Ktmare of about .9 of a foot la Indlmtcd for llnrrlshiirg Friday morning. General Condition* I'lnndy nnd unnettled weather pre vail* over neurly nil the territory represented on the map thin morning, l.tght rain han occur red nlong the northern border from North Dnkotn outward, Temperature chiinge* have been nomenhnt Irregular, | l(1 t not very decided. In the Went, with a gen eral downward tendency. Over the noiithern hnlf of the terrWor*- cn*t of the Ml**l**lppl river prnc tlcnlly atatlonary condition* exist. Tempernturei 8 a. in., 57. Sunt Hlne*. ft:o7 a. m.t aeta. 5i38 p. m. Moon 1 Hlnes, 7i20 p. m. Illver Mngei F.lsbt-tcn/h* nt a foot above low-water mark. Yesterday'* Weather Highest temperature, HI, Lowest temperature, 57. Mean temperture, .TO, Normal temperature. U.