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Suffragists Storm Capitol in Efforts fo Ha /ess /he
HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIV — No. 8 SUFFRAGE QUESTION TAKEN UP IN HOUSE Opposing Forces Fill Galleries as Representatives Debate Amendment ANTIS CONFIDENT OF VICTORY Many of the Women Carried Their Knitting and Sewing Into House By Associated Press Washington, D. C.. Jan. 12. The country-wiae question for woman suff rage to-day reached a climax in the consideration in the House of Repre sentatives of an amendment to the federal constitution providing "votes for women." Under a special rule brought in by Representative Henry, opportunity to discuss and vote on the Mondell resolution, providing an amendment for women suffrage, was assured. The Mondell resolution would sub mit to the States for their approval an amendment to the constitution insert ing a new article as follows: "The right of citizens of the United States to \ote shall not be denied or abridged by the Vnlted States or by a State on accdunt of sex. "Congress shall have |Hiwer. by ap propriate legislation, to enforce the provision* of this article." All the feminine forces that have taken part in the suffrage campaign were in eVidence at the Capitol to day. The officers of the National American Woman's Suffrage Assocla-j tion and kinffred organizations and the' officers of tne National Association op- j posed to woman suffrage were assign-| ed places in the galleries where pro visions had been made for record-j breaking crowds. "Antls" Enthusiastic The antisuffragists were enthusiastic in their predictions that the attempt to secure suffrage for women through federal means would fall. A driving rainstorm failed to dis courage a record-breaking crowd. At x o'clock this morning the first arri vals went into the Tlouse galleries to nvait the beginning of the debate. An hour before the session opened practi rally all the unreserved seats for wo- Jtaen were filled with suffragists and •antisuffragists. When the women I doffed their walerproof coats the pur-j pie and yellow banners and sashes of j the suffragists filled the galleries with | a wave of colors. A whole block of reserved seats was occupied by wo-i men wearing the broad satin ribbons. I Many brought their knitting and 1 needlework. The gallery to the left of Speaker «'lark's desk was occupied by the suff ragists. On the right the antiKiiffr;'-; gists, each wearing a red rose, knitted ; and sewed as they waited. Separating the hostile camps was the men's gal lery. CHANGE IN LICENSING URGED By Associated Press Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 12. —Decen- tralization of the taxing and saloon licensing systems and placing the tssu- Ing of saloon licenses in the hands of the county officials already elected in stead of appointed boards was recom mended bv Governor Will Is in his first message to the general iissembly to day. KING ALBERT, or BEI.GUM, PRAISES CARDINAL MKRCIER By Associated Press Havre, via Paris. Jan. 12,5 p. m.— King Albert of Belgium, has tele graphed Pope Benedict expressing deep admiration of the conduct of t'ardinal Mercier. whoso arrest, he says, must have given deep pain to the iieart of His Holiness. "The cardinal." the King's telegram goes on to say, "like the glorious pre ates of the past, has not feared to proclaim truth in the face of error and to maintain the imprescriptible rights of a just cause in the sight of the universal conscience." KERVIY NOT WILLING TO TAKE PART OP SMALL STRIP OF COAST By Associated Press rtome, Jan. 11, 10.45 p. m.—Con-| trary to statements that have appear ed in the newspapers of London, Paris and Berlin that an understanding has practically been reached about a Ser vian outlet to the Adriatic sea, it is stated In Servian official quarters here that this will not now satisfy Servia. What she now claims, it is stated, ere the Servian regions possessed byj Austrian, including Bosnia, Herzego vina and Daimatia, which must be as signed to her through the principle of nationality. THE WEATHER I'or llnrrlnhurg mnl vicinity! I lenrinu and somen lint colder tii-iilKrlit, with lowest tempera ture ahout frrrzlnKi Wednesday fair anil slightly colder. Knr lOnntorn rennnylTanln: Itnln or ■now anil slightly colder to night) \\ eilnrndav fair, Nomewhat collier: modernte northeast to north gales, Itlver General and heavy precipitation In the form of •nun anil rain oc curred In the SiiMcinehnuna Val ley Monday nlsbt. This will eauae the Juniata, loner portions of the North anil Ural hrnnehen anil the main river to H*,- |||U afternoon, to-night anil Wednes day. General Conditions The tiulf atorm lina moved north eantnard with rapidly Inerraa- InK energy and la now pnNslng aeaward off the North Carolina eoast. It haa caused rain In cen tral anil southern and rain and snow In northern districts gen erally east of the Mlaalaalppl river with a rise of « to SO de grees In temperature In the Mid dle Atlantic anil »w Knglunil Slates. Temperature! 8 a. m.. SR. Sun: niaes, Tsill a. M.i sets, ti.'ll p. m. Moom Mew moon, January in, 0:42 a. m. River Stage: fI.H feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperatare. iIA. I.oweat temperature. 20. Mean temperature, 31. Aormal temperature 29. LAW SIGHS. CHEERS, AND THEN SITS DOWN Figuratively Speaking of Course! | Of Course! Couldn't Find Constable TOBACCO PLACATES THE JURY Judge Finally Dismisses 12 Good Men and True and Calls Another Case The Daw, figuratively speaking, had to go back into No. 1 courtroom and sit down In the course of the trial of John Burns, alias Arthur Parker, on a charge of larceny in January crimi nal sessions this morning, because Constable A. P. Baumgardner couldn't be found. Burns, alias Parker, was accused by Robert Geary of stealing some clothes. Geary followed the supposed thief to the station nnd got a sudden jolt as to the extent of Burns' depredations; not only were a lot of Geary's clothes missing, but Geary's wife Annie and the five little Gearys were all lined up on the platform with Burns —wait- ing to be taken along with the de parting Burns. All this was adduced before Judge McCarrell this morning until counsel for Burns wanted to know how the police officers ascertained where and with whom Burns was going to leave the city. Officer Baumgardner, who helped make the arrest couldn't be found. For a few minutes the Law as represented by court and jury sat back and waited; I hen the jury por tion of the law took a chew of to bacco and the court sighed restlessly. No attachment could be asked for be cause the original subpena as a wit ness had been served by Baumgard ner himself —and Baumgardner couldn't be found. Finally the court dismissed the jury and sent It back to the big courtroom and called an other case. Cases Disposed Of Other cases disposed of in No. 2 [Continued on Page 7] INAUGURAL PLANS ARE PROGRESSING Condition of Senator Beidleman, Committee Chairman, Shows Marked Improvement Matters pertaining to the inaugur ation of Governor-elect Brumbaugh next Tuesday are progressing favor ably, in spite of the illness of Senator I Beidleman, chairman of the joint | Legislative Inaugural committee, j Senator Beidleman is recovering [from (he severe cold which atlacked I him over the week-end; marked 1m ! provement was reported to-day by his I physician. I Assemblyman Kdwin R. Cox, of Philadelphia, secretary of the com mittee, has a force of clerks busily at work here and all plans will be car ried out as originally made. Operations upon the stand at the main entrance to the Capitol'had to be suspended to-day, of course, but the site for the inauguration will be j finished before the end of the week. The Rev. Alfred Kelly New Secretary in Charge of No-license League The Rev. Alford Kelley has beeiu elected secretary of the Dauphin County No-License League. He is em powered to organize branches and to look after the details of the league. The new -secretary said to-day that there are thirty such organizations In Pennsylvania and that the Dauphin county members are planning an active campaign looking toward the [full enforcement of the liquor laws here. Bernard Schmidt Does Not Anticipate Any Raise in the Price of Bread Bernard Schmidt, the baker, said this morning that no concerted action has been taken as yet by Harrisburg bakers in regard to a raise in the price of bread. lie does not anticipate any immediate conference with other bak [ ers. I Mr. Schmidt said there will not bo any change in price or size of the pres- I ent loaves in the near future. MASS MKITTING TO HEAR RATE VERIMCT AND MAKE PLAN'S | Citizens of Camp Ilill are requested to meet at the firehouse Friday even ing, February 15 at 7.45 o'clock to re ceive the decision of Judge Seibert in regard to the water rate case and to decide on further action. J. W. Wet zel, counsel for the borough will be present. PARIS SATISFIED WITH REPLY By Associated Press Paris. Jan. 12, 5.05 A. M.—The re ply of the British government to Presi dent Wilson's protest against inter ference with American shipping Is widely commented upon in the French press. All consider the reply mod crate and conciliatory and express con fidence that a satisfactory arrange ment will be arrived at. MRS. EMMA MATCHETT DIES Mrs. Kinma J. Matchett, widow of the late Samuel L. Matchett, died at her home, 3 626 Wallace street, yester day morning. She is survived by her son. J. 8., two daughters, Mrs. Mow rey and Mrs. Willits. Funeral services will be held at the home to-morrow at 10 o'clock, the Rev. Floyd Apple ton officiating. The body will be taken to Wllliamsport by Undertaker Spicer for burial- I HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 12, 1915. I DR. CRILE TO HELP SOLDIERS '| V— .. M Dr. George W. Crile. of Cleveland, one of the noted surgeons of the world, has gone to France with a corps of assistants and nurses to work in the American Ambulance Hospital in Paris. Dr. (."rile will find friends in Paris, for his fame has spread around the world, and he is recognized as one of the authorities. Seven Foot Snake Wriggles Right Through The Residential Section "Believed to Have Floated Down River on Log;" No Licensed House Within Two Blocks More than a score of people saw a se\ en-foot snake wriggling about at Boas and Capital streets shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon. Yes, everybody who saw the snake was sober. It was a real snake and it measured seven feet in length. James Busky, aged 11 years, who resides at 1101 North Third street, saw Commerce Members Will Have Courtesies in 61 Cities of United States Membership cards were distributed to Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce to-day. Plans for furnishing these cards to members on payment of dues were completed a week ago. The cards are attractive and card-case size. These cards not only show mem bership in the llarrisburg Chamber of Commerce, but also included "out of town" membership privileges at sixty-one chambers of Commerce, Boards of Trade, Associations of Com merce, Commercial Clubs, Boards of Commerce, etc., in as many different cities. All of the reciprocal bodiesfhave in formed E. U McColgin, secretary of the llarrisburg Chamber that they will be delighted to have local mem bers call on them and avail them selves of the privileges of their homes. The llarrisburg Chamber of Com merce is co-operating with the Busi ness Men's Association of Bloomsburg, 11. V. White, president, in stimulating interest in that. association. Mr. White will visit Harrisburg next week and get in touch with some members of the local chamber whom they de sire to address the Bloomsburg people on business building and civic im provement. Inch of Rain Has F«Uen; Clear and Colder Soon Continued rains for the past twenty four hours have caused a rise in the Juniata and the North and West branches of the Susquehanna, which will cause a. stage of about nine feet here to-morrow morning. Clear and colder weather, with the lowest temperature about SO degrees, is forecasted for Harrisburg and vi cinity for to-night and Wednesday. Fair and .-older weather is predicted for Eastern Pennsylvania. The rainfall ui> to this time has been almost an Inch throughout the Susquehanna Val ley. GARIBALDI'S BODY AT TVRIX ss*JJ p»fDpossy (Cf] Turin, via Koine, Jan. 11, 8.30 p. m. —The body of Constantine Garibaldi, who fell in the Argonne region in France while leading a charge of the Italian volunteers, was met at the frontier here to-day by the same rail way van which recently transported the body of his brother Bruno. EARTHQUAKE RECORDED By Associated Prru Santa Barbara, Cal.. Jan. 12.—Nine distinct earthquake shocks were felt here last night. The only damage re ported was the settling of a brick building in a nearby town. Bakersfleld. Cal.. Jan. 12. —An earth quake from northeast to southwest shook Bakersfleld slightly last night, j The tremor was fe!t in office buildings and in the residence districts, but no I harm was done. the snake first. The boy thinks it came from a sewer leading from the river. He called several men and in less than five minutes more than a score of peo ple had gathered to look at the snake. A strange man with a peculiar look in his eye picked up tlie snake and walked away. He would not give his name. i King of Belgium Uses Pick and Shovel and Helps to Dig Trenches By Associated Press ; London, Jan. 12. 7.29 a. m.—"King Albert spent several hours Sunday with a pick and shovel, digging trenches like a common soldier." I writes a Belgian from the front to his | family in the refugee camp here. ! "It happened in this way: While ! inspecting with some staff officers the king saw a group of us digging, look ing very tired. lie inquired how long we had been working. Being told, he sent us away for a rest while he pro- I posed to his staff that he and they j take our places." Brumbaugh Praised at No-license Convention I Special to The Telegraph Coatf-sville, Pa., Jan. 12.—Governor elect Brumbaugh was eulogized here ! yesterday at the annual convention of I the Chester County No-License ] League. A resolution was offered and (passed praising the next chief oxecu- Itive for his attitude regarding a local ' option bill. MAROONED ON ISLAND Man and Dog Spent Niglit in Middle of Susquehanna Special to The Telegraph Long Level, Pa., Jan. 12. Huge cakes of ice which started to flow on the York county aide of the river just before dark last night, marooned Lee Detwiler on a small island about a quarter-mile away from his home near the old shad battery. With his I dog he had gone to the island when j the river was clean, in a small boat for i musk rats. Uather than risk the danger of be ing dashed to pieces the night was spent, on the Island by the side of a wood fire. GERMAN LECTURER IS VERSATILE TRAVELER Aringaard Karl Graves, the German spy. who will lecture at the Majestic theater to-night, is some globe trotter. One night he is in the far East, and another day finds hint hundreds of miles In another direction. He keeps Jack Edwards, his business manager, jumping, too. After his lecture to-night Mr. Graves will leave for New Haven to talk before the Union League. Thurs day he will return to York, which will be the wind-up of one jump of 000 miles In less thaD thirty-six hours. SCHUMANN-HEINK ILL Special to The Telegraph Chicago, Jan. 12.—Mine. Ernestine Schumann-llelnk Is confined to her home, 3677 South Michigan avenue, seriously ill with bronchial pneumo nia, with which she was stricken last last week. WILSON IPSEEKING PRESIDENCY IN 1916 Says He Was Not Thinking of Announcing His Candidacy When He Made Remark HIS MEANING MISCONSTRUED Refuses to Answer Questions and Says He Could Not Talk About Himself By Associated Press Washington, Jan. 12.—President Wilson to-day declared that he was not thinking of announcing his candl jdacy for 1916 when he made the statement in his Indianapolis speech recently that the people of the United States might have a chance to Judge of his acts. His utterance was interpreted by the audience anil by others at the time as a hint that he might be a candidate for renomination. , The President ex- I plained to caller to-day that what he [had in mmo was that future genera tions would pass upon his acts as president. The President refused to-day abso lutely to discuss the question of be ing a candidate . Efforts were made to get an expression of opinion from him on the one-term plat.k of the Baltimore platform, but Mr. Wilson shook his head and refused to an swer questions. He said that he could' not talk about himself. BIG ORDERS FOR CANADA By Associated Press London. Jan. 12, 4.35 a. m.—Wll- I iiam X.. Griffiths, secretary to the Lord | High Commissioner in London, says | British orders placed in Canada have [amounted to between $25,000,000 I and $30.00.0,0(10 in the past few weeks. The French and Russians also have placed large orders In Canada. "The United States is also receiving n vast increasing quantity of orders from Europe. COUNCIL APPROVES CONTRACT FOR FILL All City Offices to Be Closed on Inauguration Day; Provide Lights Along River City Council this afternoon unani mously approved the contract entered into botween M. Harvey Taylor, com missioner of parks and the Brown- King Contracting Company to furnish 15,000 yards or more of earth excavat ed from the now Pennsylvania freight station site for "till" on the River Front between Calder and Maclay streets. The price was 26 2-3 cents per yard or a total cost of $4,000. Council also decided to close all the city offices on Tuesday, January 19, in observance of Inauguration Day and to postpone tho regular meeting of the commissioners from that day to Wednesday, January 20 at 3 o'ciock. The quarterly report of City Sealer Harry t). Keel showing; that a total of 918 inspections had been made', 750 weights and measures sealed and J6B condemned, was approved. Taylor Reports For 1»14 In his annual report for the depart ment of parks. Superintendent M. Har vey Taylor paid a tribute to the work of the former park board, discussed many improvements in rearranging of offices, etc., devoted several pages to the improvement work at Reservoir, the Cameron parkway, Wildwotnl, etc., mentioned the bridges that have been built, the clubhouses and shelters erected, tennis courts improved and new ones laid out, points out what has been done in the development and im provement of the city playgrounds and calls attention to the saving that has been made from maintenance in per mitting the lighting of the River Front. The general tree planting that has been done Is also referred to as Is the building of the new entrance to Reservoir at Market and Twenty-first streets. In referring to the acquisition of more land for the completion of the parkway chain Mr. Taylor explains practically all that is needed to join the Paxtang end of the chain to Reser [Continuod on Page 7] Allies' Warships Destroy Guardian of Dardanelles Special to The Telegraph Athens, Jan. 12.—The fort at Tchanak-Kalessl, guarding the south side of the entrance to the Darda nelles, has been demolished by the continued bombardment of the Allies' warships and has been evacuated by the Turkish garrison, according to a dispatch received from Salonika to day. Forts Kites and Seddill have been badly damaged, biit are still holding out. , MUMMERS' ASSOCIATION TS VIRTUALLY CLEAR OF DEBT Members of the Harrisburg Mum mer's Association will meet to-night at the Mayor's office to hear final re ports and close up business in con nection with this year's celebration. It is understood that collections made will enable the association to quit clear of debt. The Mummers will arrange to have a committee to aid in any municipal celebration during the year. The an-j nual meeting of The association will j be held In February. ! ASSOCIATED CHARITIES MEET I The regular monthly meeting of the board of governors of the Associated I Charities of Harrisburg was held at 4 IG'clock this afternoon. Reports were read by the secretary on the Christmas work which was unusually heavy this year. 10 PAGES. ITALY AND RUMANIA ON VERGE OF ENTERING WAR; GERMAN SHIP DAMAGED Disquiet in Balkans Is Spreading Rapidly and in Albania, Italy May Have to Resort to Force of Arms; Attempt of Russians to Cross Nida Repulsed by Austrians;] Minor Victory Over Turks Claimed in Petrograd London. Jan. 12, 2.45 P. M.—The German cruiser Bremen has arrived at , Wilhelin.shaven badly damaged by a I mine, according to a dispatch received ! by the Evening Star from Petrograil. The Bremen is a small cruiser, built | ten years ago. She is 341 feet long, I has a normal displacement or 3,250 ! tons ami a complement l'o 286 men. She is armed with ten 1.1 -inch guns nnd (en I-pounders anil Is equipped with two submerged 17.7-incli tor|>cdo j tn lies. Al the time of the occupation of Vera Cruz by American marines the l Bremen was stationed in Mexican 1 waters. In view of the predicted entrance into the war of Rumania and perhaps Italy, unusual interest attaches to dis patches indicating that disquiet in the Balkans is spreading. Italy may be called upon soon to resort to force of arms in Albania. The insurgents are said to he bringing up guns to direct against Durazzd, the port recently oc cupied by Italian forces. Servia's as pirations have expanded since her vic tory over the Austrian army and ac cording to a Rome dispatch she now insists that, in the event of victory for the allies, she must receive Bosnia, Herzegovina and Daimatia. Italy has sent troops to the Italian Islands in the Aegean Archipelago, which she is fortifying. Rumania is to begin the mobilization of her army late, this month. Although the Austria-German forces in Poland apparently have given up for the time the offensive movement, lighting of a local character continues. Vienna reports that an attempt of the Russians to cross the lower Nida, in Southern Poland, was repulsed. The attack apparently means that the Rus sians have determined on another move on Cracow, the Galician strong hold. Army headquarters at Petrograd states that German attacks on the Russian positions along the Vistula were beaten back. A minor victory I over the Turks in the Caucasus also is announced. Four Distinct Rattles Four distinct battles which have de !. T Charles H. Bergner, for the Pennsylvania Railroad Com- ■ nT. Brady,of the Reading Company, this after- m noon filed appeals in the Dauphin County Court from the % decision cf the State Public Service Commission reducing 9 ••riffs on coal f:om the mines to Philadelp! » T1 notified o ly of this action. The Pennsylvania filed a bond of $700,- !OCO and the Reading one for $(03,000. The decision was to into effect January 18. TERRE HAUTE MEN PLEAD GUILTY I c ■ m I C Redmon # C Sheriff Dennis Shea. | Washington D. C., Jan. 12.—President Wilson ir.ti- K mated to-day that he will veto the immigration bill because j % of the literacy test. * C YORK DYNAMITERS CONVICTED m York, Pa., Jan. 12.—Four Italians were coavicted in the C % York count}' court to-day for <" the residence of K m Ni_k Morella, a grocer, from whom they had attempted to K % extort money by threatening letters. Morella and his family C C barely escaped wtih their lives. The conviction follows a C C rtign of terror from "black hand" operations in the Italian C C quarter, including blackmail and one unsolved murder. % C KARLSRUHE SUNK, IS BELIEF 1 % Montreal, Can., Jan. 12.—A detailed description of a 1 m naval battle off Grenada, British West Indies, is given in a i \ letter received here to-day from an eyewitness, who asserts ' a that in his opinion the German cruiser Karlsruhe took part 1 % and was sunk. I f SMITH STAYS IN HARRISBURG 1 i Because of the crowded condition of the Norristown * I Asylum, Edward G. Smith, who was recently adjudged in- 1 I sane after he had killed his grandfather, was sent to the % I State Asylum hero by Additional Law Judge S. J. M. Mc- C I Carrell. , ' C, [MARRIAGE LICENSES I Bert C 5. nn«l Snlllf McClfar;-, city. Paul K, StffNf, Mnrjftvillc, and Mary Morrla, H«*novo. f • POSTSCRIPT veloped in France and Alsace are be ing carried on vigorously, but without marked advantage for either side. oC greatest immediate consequences is tho lighting near Perthes, which involves possession of important railroads and probably a considerable section of the fortified battle line. In this district the French attempted further attacks but were beaten back with heavy loss es, the German official statement to day asserts. Near Soissons in the Aisne country, the French statement says, German attempts to capture lost positions wera repulsed and more trenches were seiz ed by the allies. In the Argonne, where the fighting has been more continuous and stub born since the early weeks of the war than almost anywhere else, the Ger mans are on the offensive, and claim to have captured a French vantage point. French Attack Defeated The fourth battle in Alsace, is ICSM active than was the case before tlio reinforced Germans checked tho Franch advance. The Berlin was of fice asserts that a French attack south of Sennheim was defeated and that tha attackers suffered severe losses. Desultory lighting continues in Po land and the German statement tells of slow progress on the part of tha army which is attempting to advance on Warsaw from the west. According to a Petrograd dispatch, the small German cruiser Bremen has been damaged badly by striking a mine. Official denial is made In Petrograd of the report that Grand Duke Alex ander Mlchaelovitch, brother-in-law oC Emperor Nicholas, was killed in fight ing in Persia. TENNESSEE AS RESCUE SHIP Cairo, via London, Jan. 12, 9.15 a. m.—The United States cruiser Ten nessee and the collier Jason arrived at Alexandria Sunday evening. The Ten nessee, after fruitlessly waiting out side of Jaffa to embark refugees, tho weather continuing exceedingly rough, was obliged to return to Alex andria for coal. Three trips will bo necessary to bring away all the re fugees.