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Allies Make Advances on Entire Bati/e Front From Alsace to North Sea
HARRISBURG iSlllll TELEGRAPH LXXXIII — No. 306 ILTOHSTTUIE HEAD OF EDUCATORS ' \ssociatim Chooses Scranton as I£ls Meeting Place in Closing Session FAVOR TEACHERS' PENSION Would Improve Rural School; Want Inspectors and $20,- 000,000 Appropriation The sixty-fifth annual convention of the Pennsylvania State Educational j Association closed here to-day after | selecting Scranton for the place of meeting in 1915 and electing H. H. ' Baish, superintendent of the schools of Altoona, as president. The association favored a teachers' retirement pen sion system, $20,000,000 biennial ap propriation by the Legislature for the ; public school system and general Im provement of rural school conditions, with appointment of two Inspectors by :he State. The closing session was addressed by Dr. Nathan C. SchaelTer, State Su- j perintendent of I'ijblic Instruction, on j the "Peace Movement," and Dr. W. | Grant Chambers, of the University of j Pittsburgh, on in Edu cation," these being followed by re ports and the election. The election resulted as follows, in addition to the election of Mr. Baish: Vice-president, Miss Margaret Ma- j gulro, Philadelphia; secretary, J. P. | McCaskey, Lancaster; treasurer, David j S. Keck, Kutztown; member of execu-I live council, Clifford B. Connelly, Pitts- | burgh; representative of association in council, C. D.Koch, llarrisburg. The statistical reports showed 9,125 | members and a cash balance of $7,078. An appropriation of SI,OOO was made for the use of the legislative '•ommit . tee for printing and other purposes. Recommendations The proposed bill for a State teach ers' pension fund and retirement sys tem was recommended to the Legis lature. Other recommendations were; Twenty millions biennial appropri-1 ation. Teachers to receive increase in ! minimum salary of $5 per month. Extension of vocational schools. General increase in aid to all school districts. Revision of laws relative to rural education. Revision of present child labor laws, particularly In order that educational and hfialtli tests may be less flexible and that labor certificates when not. in use may be returned to issuing au thority. Resolutions were adopted congratu lating Or. Brumbaugh, a former presi dent of the association, on his election as Governor; thanking Robert <'. Shaw, the retiring president, and the people, teachers and press of llarris burg and the llarrisburg School Board for use of the Technical high school. The increased appropriation is to be for an increase to the high schools, for tuition of nonresident pupils and for extension of agricultural education ac- CContinued on Page 7] Austrian Dreadnaught Reported Torpedoed by French Submarine London, Dec. 31.—3:32 A. M. —A dis- 1 patch to the Daily Mail from Venice j rontains a report that a French sub marine boat has torpedoed the Austrian dreadnaught Viribus Unltis, at Pola. I It is said the hull of the dreadnaught | was pierced, but that the battleship succeeded In reaching her dock. The Viribus Unltis is of 20,000 tons I displacement and lias a complement of 1.000 men. She is one of the four ships constituting the largest type of the Austrian navy. A London dispatch from Venice in September said one side of the Viribus Unltis had been badly damaged in a tight in the Adriatic, but that she es caped her pursuers. GAS OVERCOMES THIRTEEN' Pottstown. Pa., Dec. 31.—Gas that escaped from a street main during the night seriously affected most of t''e thirteen members of the families of Clayton Bechtel, Calvin Rell and Ilarrv ] Adams. All were found In a semi conscious condition. Mrs. Bechtel, who was the first in her household to awaken, saved the life of her husband, whom she aroused after considerable, effort. I THE WEATHER] For HnrrlMbar K and vicinity! Gen erally fair to-nlKht un<! Friday, not much rbaoK<> In temperature; luwcNt temperature to-nltrhl j nbout 22 deicreeM. For> Kantern I'ennM.vlvanla i Gener ally fair to-nlicht and Friday, not much chant, In temperature; Ilßlit to modernte variable wlodN. River •Tlie river Yilll remain oeucrally Icebound and nearly Mtatlonary. General Condition** ' lh .t " < " r ™ • hn '' «"■" I'nxMnj* tlonti the St. I.urrreare Valley, WedneN .lny morning, Hun HUi.ppri.rc.l from the field observation. The wentern area c.f bl K h presnure ban moved from the I'laln* States lj ,| «» | «»il|ipl ami Lower Ohio valleys, white the hl K h over the Southern Itdcky Mountain reirlon hn* remained uearlv *tn ilonary. It l« colder over tiearlv all the ter ritory ennt of the MUolimlppl river, the moot decided full* | n temperature helng 2-1 deareeii n t lCHHtport nnd 22 nt IUn K hnmton. Kxeept rain In Florida „„d Ore won nnd Ilicht uninv In .|he Ohio and Upper >llnnlmnl|ii>l vnlleya, the l.nke Hen lon and Ihe Interior of \nv York, fair weuther haa ! prevailed throughout the country 1 alnce Inat report. | 'l'emperaturei N a. ra„ ;12. Sunt Hlnen, 7i27 a. ro.j aeta, IMO >looni Klaea, 12:01 a. m. River Staicei 2.7 feet above low water mark. Yeaterday'a Wen flier tlljthrat temperature, 12. l.oweat temperature, 32. Mean temperature. ."17.' Koruial temperature, ai. IIS* WELCOME TO j is ui curat Mummers' Association Will Have Charge of Greeting to New Year ! BIG PARADE TOMORROW j Thousands Will Sing and Pray at! Watch Night Services in Churches r \ HAPPY NEW YEARS Weather: Generally fair to-night and to-morrow. with little i change In temperature. V -* Zip! goes the fillum. Good night! Poor 'l4! But just a minute, please!—there'a i another screen of 365 parts to follow! immediately. Noise—get it—noise will be the fea- ' turc of Harrisburg's welcome to 1910. i Most of it will be heard 'round the! municipal Christmas tree at Front and 1 Market streets, where the Harrisburg i Mummers' Association lias made ar- j rangements for a New Year's greet ing that'll be chockful of pep, con- I fettl and good nature. | So, if you want to see a. "regular" | New Year's Eve celebration, don't for get the time, the place, and the whirl: Front and Market, any time after 11. Sonic to Sing and Pray While thousands will welcome the New Year in noisy fashion, there will I be many others who will observe the I passing of the year 1914, and the ar- I rival of the year 1915, In a more I solemn manner. Churches of all de | nominations throughout the city will | hold prayer meetings and watch night 'services. Some churches will start! I their exercises at 7.30 o'clock, with receptions and entertainments, to be followed with prayer sessions, Bible readings and song singing. Tomorrow flic Big Day After the year 1915 has been duly ushered in, everybody will retire fori j a big day to-morrow, and a big day j it will be. | Open house will be observed at the Young Men's Christian Association I and at the Pennsylvania Railroad i Young Men's Christian Association. Interesting programs have been pre pared. The Salvation Army has planned to [Continued on Page 10] ORTH LAUNDRY IS PURCHASED BY STATE State Street Property Added to Capitol Extension Area at Cost of $71,000 The Capitol Park Extension Com mission to-day closed Its work for 1914 by acquiring the big manufacturing plant owned by W. E. Orth at State and West streets. The price was $71,000 and the State secures a prop- I erty with 100 feet in State street and a ] depth of 150 feet along West street to North alley. The property was taken over at a special meeting of the com mission this morning. I The Orth property contains the City-Star Steam Laundry, one of the largest in the city, the Jennings Manu- I I'acturing Company and other es tablishments in three and four story buildings. It Is close to the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, recently bought by the State. In addition to this big purchase the commission has taken over In the last few days six properties in the exten sion district. The State now has title to 423 of the 527 properties in the district. Man Imprisoned as Girl Is Exposed by His Beard New York. Dec. 31.—Wearing a! I brown chinchilla coat, a black skirt, | I with his long black hair combed back I | under an attractive hat draped with i a veil and carrying a brown muff, I Charles Miller entered special sessions to-day and was resentenced to three ! months in the workhouse for having drugs in his possession. Miller was sentenced yesterday a.s n girl, but his request for a razor dis closed his stubble beard. Investigation revealed that Miller was a man who had been posing as a girl for years. Speaking about his experiences, Mil ler said to-day: "For twelve years I was on the stage out West and recently I've beqn in the movies here. "I am 28 years old. My home Is in the State of Washington and my rela tives there are well-to-do. My mother always had wanted a girl, and when I was a little fellow she dressed me tip in girls' clothes. Once in a while I'd slip on trousers, but I was known as a girl and as a girl I grew up. "After the death of my mother I decided to go to work. I ran away from home, and, being able to sing anil dance, got a place as a soubrette. In Colorado a big stockman wanted me to marry him. I said I would after he had bought a big dinner for me; then I left town with the show the next day. "I wore a gold bracelet to help give me a feminine appearance. It's a hard job to keep your face shaved and the paint and powder on. I've had enough of this life." IM MIGRATION" DIM, DEBATED Washington, Dec. 31.—Debate on jibe. Immigration bill continued in the I Senate to-day with the leaders, ex pecting a vote on the literacy provis ion before the close of the day. Amendments to extend exemptions from the test to Immigrants fleeing from political persecution were pend ing, but the debate centered upon the llnslstant contention of opponents of the bill that the proposed test was |whollv objectionable, and an improper ;mcans of restricting immigration. HARRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 31, 1914. PHOTOGRAPH OF BRITISH TROOPS FIRING BIG GUN i/V TRENCHES I '■ 1 ■■■■*■ ••*'• - -*■ . T .; ..Ju. ~: - » +*..*.<.*. ■■■■ : I^l,l,ll^^^#^' This photograph vividly illustrates the activities of war In the winter time in the cast of Frunce. Here are shown British gunners in the act of firing from breastworks on the German trenches miles away. These large guns are hidden as well as possible behind brush or in forests where the enemy cannot see them through glasses nor make them out from the smoke which arises after a shot. COMMONWEALTH IS WORTH $62.000100 First Schedule of the State's Assets Shows Tremendous Amount of Property Owned •The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is worth over $62,000,000 in real, per sonal and mixed property and money i in £>anks and in the State Treasury, and to-morrow it will open books showing its assets. Jt has no liabilities except bonds of $651,110.02, for which more than enough has accumulated in the sinking fund to pay. In fact, the sinking fund is $151,000 more than these old debts. The vast extent of the assets of the Commonwealth was made known here to-day for the first time when the Property Commission of the Common wealth of Pennsylvania made Its re port to Governor John K. Tener. This commission was appointed by the Gov ernor on his own initiative. He wanted to And out what the State had in the way of worldly wealth so that it could have a basis to work on. The commis sion had no appropriation and secured its information from each department and each institution. In many cases the estimates are low and it is stated that $1,592,075.14 of liens taken under [Continued on Page 2] MERCHANTS TO HEAR EUROPE TRADE TRUTHS Expert to Tell Real Facts of Economic Conditions in Germany George S. Atwood, secretary of the American Association of Commerce and Trade in Berlin, Germany, will address the members of the Harris burg Chamber of Commerce and other Kastern and Southern Pennsylvania manufacturers and business men in this city upon "Economic Conditions In Germany at the Present Time and the Future of American Trade with Germany" on January 16. Mr. Atwood recently arrived from Germany and the information he brings is said to be not only unusually interesting, but accurate. The Ameri can Association of Commerce and [Continued on Page 7] PENNSYLVANIA SICCOND IX APPLE CROP PRODUCTION By Associated Press Washington, Dee. 31.—This year's apple crop was the largest ever pro iduced in the United States. Esti mates announced to-day by the De partment of Agriculture placed the 1914 yield at 259,000,000 bushels or 114,000\000 more than was produced last year. The States leading in production of apples this year were: New York, 4'j,tioo,ooo bushels; Pennsylvania. 23,100,000; Michigan, 17.200.000; Virginia, 15,300,000. I iirnr us mr GOOD THUS TO CITY Improvement Program Is Pushed i Toward Completion; Auto Fire Equipment Despite business depression and the slump in rtfilroad ' enrnlngs, as old Father Harris sits back and takes a look at the 1914 record he cannot 'help but realize that many a. blessing ]came to tlio eity during'the last twelve months. - . • Municipal improvements kept hun- I dreds of men busy when the mills in this vicinity were laying off their men, I and the city government accomplished j things of i lasting nature for the good Jof Harrisburg. Among other things, the river wall and dam were pushed on toward completion, the Paxton creek improvement job was about fin ished, plans were made for the elimi nation of "Hardscrabble," auto tire apparatus was placed in , service, and work on the Pennsy freight station and subways was gotten under way. A [Continued on Page 3] FIRE OX BOARD STEAMKR London, Dec. 31, 10.25 a. m.—A Lloyd's dispatch from Faral, Azores, states that the steamer Perugia, bound from Leghorn to New York, j was afire yesterday but is now pro ceeding on lier voyage after the crew Iliad reached the seat of the flames. 'SUGGEST BIEI OF" MUNICIPAL MRS League Adopts City Clerk Miller's . Suggestion For New Department Creation of a State Department of Municipal Affairs to be headed by a. commissioner or superintendent who shall be a member of the guberna torial cabinet, similar to the heads of other State departments, will be sug gested to the Legislature in accord ance with a resolution adopted yes terday afternoon by the League of Third Class Cities of Pennsylvania. The plan was offered by President Ira W. Stratton, Mayor of Reading, [Continued on Page 7] Dan Cupid's Either Asleep or He's Let Eugenics Frighten Him Whether or not Pennsylvania's new eugenics inai*riage law frightened Dan Cupid or whether the youth of tra ditional smile and archery equipment Just loafed on the job during the pres ent year hasn't been determined by the attaches of the Dauphin county marriage license bureau; the figures for the year show a considerable de crease in the number of licences is sued, however. During 1013 there were 1,407 mar riage licenses granted. In 1914 to duto. i there were only 1,278. * Mil COLOR LINE 111 THEATERS Dauphin Court Refuses Athens George New Trial in Negro Patron Case No race or color lines may be drawn |by moving picture or other theater managers in providing seating ar rangements for patrons, according to an. opinion handed down to-day by Additional Law Judge S. J. M. Mc- | Carroll of the Dauphin county court. The decision settles so far as the I lower courts are concerned the appeal of Athens George, proprietor of a Market street amusement place and other "movies" from the verdict of a Dauphin county criminal jury which convicted George of discriminating against Frank Robinson, a negro, Iby refusing him a seat in any other place but the "balcony." George asked for an arrest of judg ment and a new trial, alleging that the act of assembly which he was charged with violating, should be construed to give him the right to say where and how his patrons should be seated. In deciding against George and re fusing the new trial Judge McCarrell said that the act in question, May 19. 1887, providing for the "civil rights for all people regardless of race or color," had been violated. The higher courts will be appealed to now, it is understood. According to the testimony submit ted at the time Robinson applied at the theater and was directed to the bal li ony by a notice posted conspicuously. In effect it stated that seats on the balcony were provided for negroes and that those who didn't desire to sit there need not purchase tickets. nit'KEXS 81/AMKD FOR I. W. W. >linneno4a I'rnfrnnor • Nnjw Author Iloimrd Sympathy For "IndJ-rdoß" Special to The Telegraph Denver, Co!., Dec. SI. "Charles Dickens started the I. W. W. move ment," declared Dr. Richard Burton, professor of English in the University of Minnesota and president of the Drama Deague of America, In an inter view here yesterday. , "Dickens," lie said, "is the primary cause of the present industrial unrest. He was the Hrst English author to awaken sympathy for the 'underdog,' to tell'hlfc'story, to . expound his cause. Of eourse. there were other authors, contemporaneous.with Dickens, who did the same , thing. But Di ,- kens . to-day stands head and shoulders above the rest and he was their real leader." IIA IJA NCE-GROSJKAN TO RESUME Notice has been posted at the plant of the balance and Grosjean Manu facturing Company of a resumption of operations on the hot mills on Mon day morning, January 11, after a holi day season shutdown from December 19 for the purpose of making neces sary repairs and alterations about the ! works. I/ATF. CAR SERVBCE TONIGHT The Harrisburg Railways Company to-night will run a 1 .".-minute service between midnight and 1 a. m. on the following lines: North Second street. Third street. Fourth and Sixth streets, Allison Hill, Raoo and Vine streets. Reservoir Park, Steelton. The last car will leave Market lauure at 1. i 10 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT ALLIES ADVANCING ON ENTIRE BATTLE FRONT; GERMAN LINE BROKEN Turks Lose Half Their Number When Dispersed by Rus sian Artillery; Servia Is Planning an Invasion of Hungary; Germans Find It Extremely Difficult to Advance in Poland From the fragmentary and conflict- < lng official reports of the war to-day ; tlwo main tendencies arc observed. In the west, along the entire front from ' Alsace to the North Sea the allies, are exerting steady pressure and accord ing to their claims, some of which have not been disputed by Germany, they have made a slow progress al most everywhere. In the east the de feat of the Austrians in Galieia is not denied and the German forces In Po land appear to have found it extreme ly difficult to continue their advance toward Warsaw. Berlin states that further progress is being made, but Petrograd believes the German offen sive has broken down. An official communication from Pet rograd indicates that one of the most sanguinary battles of the war, in pro portion to the numbers involved, has taken place In the Transcaucasus. The Russians state that a Turkish col umn was dispersed by artillery and that the Turks lost half of their num ber. The Japanese foreign office states (that no nation has requested that a Japanese army be sent to Europe. It is understood in Tokio that France and Russia favor the project but that Great Britain hesitates on account of j economic and political difficulties. The Servian minister to France is qulted in Paris as saying that Servia Is planning an invasion of Hungary. ] Views Outlined The views of Great Britain concern ing the detention of American vessels by British warships were made known to Ambassador Page by Foreign Sec retary Grey in London to-day. Al though the formal reply to President Wilson's note has not been drafted, Earl Grey outlined the position taken by himself and his colleagues. The French army of invasion in Al sace has made a further advance, and to-day's official report from Paris says that the town of Stein bach has been entered and half of it captured. So far as the French statement shows, (there have been no other changes of note in the west, although several' I small advances are said to have been I ! made. ' A report from Russian sources lndl THIRTY WARSHIPS BOMBARD POLA Copenhagen, Dec. 31, via London, 1145 A. M.—A pri vate dispatch received here from Berlin says that over thirty French and-Biitish warships are at present engaged in bom barding Pola, the Austrian naval base on the Adriatic, and also the seaport of Rouigno about fifteen miles away. REPLY FROM LONDON SOON London, Dec. 31, 5.10 P. M.—The official information bureau this a.crr.ojr. give out the following statement: "An an;-, ;r t O.e Anie; ican note will be drawn up as soon as p It will be in tin same friendly spirit in which the A...ciican note is written. FEAR OF WAR WITH U. S. LESSENED London, Dec. 31, 3.51 P. M.—The premium at Lloyds to insure against the outbreak of war between the United States and Great Britain was cut in half to-day. Seven guineas pei cent, is now asked, as against the fifteen guineaes per cent, quoted when the contents of the American note of p.oui-t legai ding American shipping first became known in England. ( STOCK YARDS AS TRUST Belleville, Ills., Dec. 31.—A suit charging the National Stock Yards of East St. Louis with being a trust in re straint of trade.was filed in the Circuit Court here to-day by the attorney of Illinois. . W; hin ton, Dec. 31. —The Senate to-day defeated 34 to 26 an amendment to the literacy test in the immigration bill which would have enlarged the classes excepted by add ing those subject to "political and racial" persecutions to those subject to "religious" persecutions. Melbourne, Australia, Dec. 31, via London 4.40 P. M.— British forces have occupied Bougainville, the largest of the Solomon Islands. It was announced here today that the British flag had been hoisted over the island on December 9. Charged with performing a criminal operation upon a Royalton woman, Mrs. Bertha Winfield was held under SISOO bail for court by Alderman Hoverter, late this after noon. Mrs. Winfield was prosecuted by the city nearly a year ago for failing to report an infected eye case while acting as a'midwifery. j ; J MARRIAGE LICENSES Jninr* l.ronard Brovi nhlll and Kranm Kltiabflli Dior, Maryavlll*. Anna Mnnn, l,ecNl>urff, nnil Morrla Wonder, York. Irwin HuKhra Urlgrr atnd Mary Mora Hank, ctty. rates that the defenders of the Galf-« clan fortress of Przemysi, which has been under siege by the Russians fop several weeks, have been reduced to desperate straits. It is said that an Austrian aeroplane brought down while attempting to enter Przemysl was found to be loaded with food. German reports some time ago, how ever, said that Przemysl was stocked with provisions sufficient for one year. Six French Bluejackets Made Capture of Town of St. Georges Possible fI.Y Associated Press Paris, Dec. 31, 6.20 a. in. —How the heroic self-sacrifice of six French bluejackets made possible the capture of St. Georges, a town less than two miles from Nleuport, is described by the Matin's war correspondent in Flanders. He says: "The attackers had driven the Ger mans from the advance trenches, but, [taking refuge in the houses in the vil lage, the Germans soon placed their assailants in a difficult position. Tha situation of a force of Belgians iso- I lated on a strip of land surrounded by a flood became critical and the artil- I lery alone was ablo to effect anything against the enemy. The British bat teries at Uamscappele tried but thcil* shells burst over the French. "Six bluejackets then hoisted a three-inch gun on a large punt and poled along the canal behind the vil lage, running the gauntlet of the Ger man rifles. As one was hit another took the pole and continued until ha in turn fell stricken. The sixth man was mortally wounded as with, a last push he sent the punt to the hank where the French advance guard was walling. "Meanwhile the French column tri umphantly took possession of the hea;i of ruins which was formerly St. 'Georges, and before night the eng ineers had established a bridge head 'enabling the allies' artillery to de bouch on the right bank of the Tser.