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The Russian Advance in Carpathians
HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 29 CHOCOLATE KING'S CHAUFFEUR KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT £. M. Hershey, Lawyer, Has Nar row Escape When Machine Overturns in Ditch SECOND ACCIDENT FATAL First Occurred While Mr. and Mrs. Hershey and Child Were Returning Home Ira Kohr, of Hershey, was almost instantly killed early this morning on Beaver School Hill on the main road west of Hummelstown, while he was driving E. M. Hershey, of Harrisburg, back to a wrecked automobile In which Mr. Hershey, his wife, son and chauffeur had narrowly escaped in jury a short time before. Mr. Hershey was not injured. The two accidents occurred on the same hill, both machines skidding in to the ditch from the glass-like road way. The first wreck occurred while Mr. Hershey and party were going home from Oberlin, and the second while Mr. Hershey was returning to the scene of the first accident with Ira lvohr, chauffeur for M. S. Hershey, of Hershey. Kohr had volunteered his assistance and secured the car to help out Mr. Hershey. Head Was Crushed Mr. Hershey, with his wife and son liad walked from the first accident to Hummelstown then taken the trol ley to Hershey, where he saw Kohr. The automobile, it was said, was go ing about eighteen miles an hour when they neared the hill where the first accident occurred. When the brakes failed to halt the machine, it slipped and turned over into the ditch. Kohr was dead a few minutes after the accident.' His head was caught under the overturned machine and the skull was fractured. Mr. Hershey wa3 hrown from the machine and received Aight bruises. Coroner's Statement Coroner Ecklnger was immediately called from Harrisburg and arrived at the scene of the accident before 2 o'clock. His statement is as follows: "E. M. Hershey, his wife and son and chauffeur, of Hershey. were returning home from a visit to Oberlin when tho car skidded on the Beaver School Hill, a little way east of the Kutherford freight yards. It went into the ditch and was slightly damaged but caused no injuries to the occupants. "Leaving the chauffeur in charge of the car. Mr. Hershey, his wife and son walked to Hummelstown where they got a trolley to Hershey. There Mr. Hershey found Ira Kohr and the two returned in the car of M. S. Hershey to help the first car out of the ditch. Kohr was driving about eighteen miles an hour when they reached the liill. He applied the brakes, but the car skidded on the smooth icy road and went over the bank, turning turtle. Kohr was caught by the overturned car, but died soon after, but Mr. Her shey escaped with a few slight bruises. "Kohr had gone to Mr. Hershey's assistance, voluntarily and was con sidered an experienced driver and well acquainted with the road. The hill Is steep at this point and the road was like glass from the ice. No formal inquest will be held, the investigation alone being considered sufficient." Capable Driver Ira Kohr was an experienced chauf feur and has been in the employ of M. S. Hershey about ten years. It is paid by Hershey residents that he ha 3 never had an accident before, and that Mr. Hershey never cared to ride in his car with any other driver. He was 32 years old and is survived by his wife and two children, and hts parents. Mr. and Airs. Daniel ICohr, who live on a farm near Hlghspirc. His wife was Miss Emrick, daughter of Samuel Emrick. of Swatara Station. He was a resident of Hershey since tho town was established, and he had the reputation of being one of the most experienced and careful automobile drivers In the neighborhood. _ The body was taken in charge By TTndertaker William Karmany, of Hummelstown soon after the accident, and taken to the Kohr home In Her shey early this afternoon. Funeral ar rangements have not yet been made. E. M. Hershey is a lawyer with of fices in the Btrgner building, Harris burg. and lives at No. 4 North Third street, Hershey. KILLED BY HAND CAR Special to The Telegraph Chambersburg, Pa., Feb. 6.—Charles H. Trittle fell from a hand car on tho South Penn railroad near Mercers burg yesterday and was instantly kill ed. THE WEATHER For Harrlaburg and vlclnltrt Fair to-night mid Sundayt colder to night, with loweat temperature about 25 degreea. For Kaatern I'ennaylvanla: Fair to night and Sunday; colder to night; freah Treat nlnda. River The Suanehannn river and all Its trlhutarlea will fall alowly or re main nearly atatlonary tu-nlght land Sunday. A atage of about <1.6 feet la Indicated for Harrla burg Sunday morning. ftcnerkl Condltlona Temperatures have rlaen 4 to 30 de greea In the \ t lan tic state. from North Carolina northward and In the St. I.awreace Valley. Temperature: S a. m„ 34. Sun: ntaca. 7:03 a. m.; aeta, 5:24 p. m. Moon: New moon, February 13, 11:31 p. m. 11l ver stage: Seven feet above low-water mark. Yeaterday'a Weather Hlgheat temperature, 3.%. l.oweat temperature, 27. Mean temperature, 31. Aormal temperature, 2». JUST A FEW REASONS WHY "THE MIKADO" WILL BE A BENEFIT TO YOU AS WELL AS TO THE SUFFERING BELGIANS - - J ■ !- . . , . "1 " : ~ ■ 77 ■ . : • ' J I -' ■ LEADERS SAY STOUGH DID GOOD WORK HERE E. Z. Gross and Henry B. McCor mick Defend Campaign in Interviews to Reading Paper To procure inside data on the results of the Stough evangelistic campaign in ; Harrtsburg, and the events leading up j to the conversion of 7,000 persons, the ' Reading Herald obtained interviews with several local leaders of the move ment, which it printed yesterday. Reading is having considerable! trouble procuring a site for the Stough i tabernacle. The choicest site in the I city was refused them. Several min-. isters in sermons from the pulpit have j bitterly denounced the campaign and ; residents of the hills surrounding the! city have taken sides against resi dents of the lower quarters. Each side I is doing its best to hamper the move- i inents of the other. It is now be-1 lieved that a site satisfactory to all j [Continued on Pag© 9.] ELEVATED TRAIN'S COLLIDE By Associated Press New York, Feb. 6.—A local train and an express on the Ninth Avenue elevated line collided at Fiftieth street during the rush hour this morn ing. Nine persons were injured. The forward car of one train and the rear car of the other were burned to the trucks. AMENDMENTS OF NO USE By Associated Press Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 6.—Although its action can have no effect, the Ar kansas House last night passed a reso lution providing that a woman's Suff rage amendment to the State consti tution be submitted to the people. No more than three constitutional amend ments may be submitted at any gen eral election and three amendments to be voted on at the next election have already been certified by the Secretary of State. FEWER MARRIAGES RECORDED! By .4ssoeiated Press Madison. Wis.. Feb. 6.—During 1914,1 the first year of the operation of the! Eugenic marriage law, four thousand | fewer marriages were reported to the> Wisconsin Board of Health than in j 1313. $150,000 FIRE IN PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh. Pa,, Feb. 6.—An over-1 heated stove in the South Side market j house to-day caused a fire which de-; stroyed the building with a loss ofj 1150,000. It was a two-story brick) structure and covered an entire I block. j HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 6, 1915. CAPITOL ANNEX TO BE TAKEN UP SOON Matter Will Be Laid Before New Board When It Holds Its First Meeting Tuesday When the State Board of Public Grounds and buildings which has j charge of all State properties and buildings holds its first meeting since Dr. Martin G. Brumbaugh became governor, Superintendent Samuel B. Rambo will ask if the board desires to jtake up the proposition of planning an i annex to the Capitol to take care of jthe offices and departments now quar tered in other parts of the city. He | will also call attention to the fact | that provision must be made within the next four years for landscape ; treatment of the Capitol Park exten sion on which the State now owns j three-fourths of the properties. It is considered as doubtful if the j State will do more than order plans for additions to the Capitol, owing to i the state of the finances. Mr. Rambo, Iwho was the superintendent of con j struction on the Capitol, has made i tentative plans for additions to tho : three wings of the building and the : plans could be made by architects in his office. The preliminary estimate I for extension of the wings in style uni- I form with the building is over 12,000,- l 000. The matter will be entirely up to the board to consider or to defer for the present. In all probability the general ap propriation hill will carry some pro vision for employment of a landscape architect to make studies for the con verting of the extension into a park as the State will be in possession of all properties within the next eighteen or twenty months. Aunt Este Reports Terrible Conflagration in Kitchen-Town My dear little oaea: What <ln you think? Well, )ou 1 never ran xnr" thnt there baa been n terrible tire! I>» Indrrd. a great tire la Stone atreet, Kltchentown! And ao. «hm I nrut to get the new a of the town anil bring von a atory for thla week. ( couldn't get In. There uaa n algn which readi admittance on nrcoant of danger." I have heard that the lire wan a dreadful thing. The flantea I leapt around the eorarra of I.ld and ' Stone atreeta In a great niaaner. I | I think I earn set la for next week. LovlßdT, Al >'T ESTK. j IV ——✓ Here are Just a few of the Interest ing characters In "The Mikado." the tuneful comic opera to be given by the Harrisburg Operatic Society February 11-12 at the Majestic Theater for the benefit of the Belgian sufferers. That there will be pretty girls can be readily seen in the etching at the upper left, which- shows "The Three Little Maids." From left to right the girls are: Helen Kiester. Peep-Bo: Ada Heishley. Yum-Yum; Ruth Hoover. Piti-Sing. Frank Davies. as Koko, the lord high executioner, will furnish the fun. At the bottom is seen Miss Ada Heish ley. who as Yum-Yum. the Mikado's daughter, takes the leading role. CAR WORKS PUSHING ] IMPROVEMENTS TO HANDLE BIG ORDERS Middletown Manufacturer Spend ing Half Million in Preparation For Trade Expansion I Anticipating greatly increased trade jln the near future, particularly in the 'South American field, the Middletown | Car Company is hastening the 1m ; provements and enlargements to its j big plant. I New departments will be added, covering five acres of ground purchas |ed in the residential section of the I borough and entailing the expenditure iof nearly half a million dollars. Ad j ditlona to the plant include a new [Continued on Page 9.] AMERICAN FOOD SHIPS ILL NOTBE SEIZED At Least Not Those Carrying Sap plies to Civilian Population of Enemy's Countries By Associated Press Washington, I). C., Feb. 6. The German embassy declared in a state ment issued to-day In regard to the decree placing the waters around the British Isles in the war zone, that Germany "does not intend to molest or seize American vessels laden with foodstuffs for the civilian population I of enemy countries." I The statement expresses the hope "that England will not make neces sary a reconsideration of this attitude by seizing American ships like the Wilhelmina." The statement follows: "The German ambassador has not received instructions regarding the de cision ot the German admiralty, but according to the text of the decision the following seems clear: Not a Paper Blockade "There Is nothing new in the com munication made on February 4 by the German admiralty with respect to ' the attitude of the German imperial ] navy toward ships of the enemy or toward neutral commerce. It is ab surd to describe this as the procla mation of the paper blockade of the British Isles. The communication is I simply a statement of what has been i since the beginning of the war. the ; attitude of the navies of all of the j belligerent powers toward ships of the I enemy. "A few months ago the English ad- I mlralty proclaimed the closing of the : North Sea. the waters of which are ' essentially neutral. Germanv does ' | not profess to close even the English ! Channel to neutral commerce, and she does not intend to molest or seize American vessels laden with foodstuffs for the civilian population of enemy countries; it is to be honed that Eng land will not make necessary a recon sideration of this attitude by seizing American shins like the Wilhelmina. "Germany does, however, announce j to the world that it pronoses to con- I tlnue to destroy ships belonging to the enemy." i PISCCSS GERMANY'S STATEMENT By Associated Press j Amsterdam, via I,«ndon, Feb. 5. 9.10| !P. M.—An extraordinary meeting of I j the cabinet was held at the Hasrue to dnv according to the Handelshlad. at i which Germany's statement regarding! the treatment that is to he accorded i enemy shipping was discussed. No : decision was reached n« to th» Dutch government's stand, the newspaper adds, as a large number of points In : the German statement were regarded las requiring explanation. BANK CASHIER KILLS SELF: KNEW FEDERAL j INSPECTOR® IB i Alvin Binner, of Schaefferstownj National, Puts Bullet in ji Brain GOING OVER HIS BOOKsj Suicide Yesterday Heard U. S. Examiner Was at Richland; Wife Has Note liebanon, Pa„ Feb. 6.—Alvin Bin- | ner, cashier of the ScliaefTerstown National Bank. committed suicide by ; shooting himself in the head earl) j tills morning at his home, a short distance outside of SeliaciTerstown. Binner had not been home during last night and about 5 o'clock this morning Mrs. Binner heard two shots, In the yard at the rear of the dwelling. She immediately summoned Uriah Horst, president of the Schaefferstown bank, who lives near by, and when they went to the yard they found Bint ner had shot himself in the head and was dead. Alvin Binner was formerly principal of the Schaefferstown high school, but at the tiim; of the institution of the bank, about six years ago. he re signed the school position to accept [Continued on Page 9.] 188 MEN ENTOMBED BY AN EXPLOSION IN WEST VIRGINIA MINE All But Ten Succeeded in Making Their Way to Surface in Safety By Associated Press FayetfevUle, W. Va., Feb. fl.—One j hundred and sixty-eight men were eutombed in the mine of the New , Itlver Coal Company at Carlisle, near here, by an explosion to-day. All but ten succeeded in making their way to ! the surfai-e. Tliey reported that six of the men In the section where the ex- I plosion 04-eurred had been killed, but i they knew nothing of the other four. [Continued on Page 9.] 14 BIDS FOR NEW MOTORAPPARATUS Morton Company and American LaFrance Compete Again; No ' Award Tuesday Fourteen bids for new motor com bination chemical and tractor tire ap paratus were opened at noon to-day by Commissioner M. Harvey Taylor,- Superintendent of parks and public property. The totals ranged from $17,- 800 to $19,650. The Morton Truck and Tractor Company, this city, one of die two lo cal bidders, offered to build the com binations for $3,000 and $3,200; trac tors for $3,150 and $4,250; the aerial truck tractor for $3,600, and the total for SIB,OOO. The France, its competitor of last year, bid $5,800 and $4,800 for combinations, $4,000 for tractor, $4,000 for aerial tractty, and two tractors for steamer and on® aerial for $17,800. Taylor's recom mendations will not be ready for cil at Tuesday's meeting. Besides the Morton Truck Company and the France Com pany the following also bid: Martin Carriage Works, York; International Motor Company, New York; Benti- T,andls Auto, city, representing Jeffrey Oompany; Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Company, Philadelphia; Couple-Gear Freight Wheel Company; Harwood- Harley Manufacturing Company; Front Driver Motor Car Company, Ho boken. N. J.; American and British Manufacturing Company; Front-Drive Tractor Company, New York; Brock way Motor Car Company; Municipal Euipment Company; James Boyd and < Brother. Eight Inmates of Odd Fellows Put to Death Because They Were Old? Yonkers. N. Y., Feb. 6.—lnvest!-'' gation of Fred Mors' story that he pijf' to death eight aged and infirm in«, mates of the German Odd Fellowsfe Home here "because they were land a nuisance," extended to-day to physicians who are said to have signed I the death certificates in some of the leases. Adam Bangert, superintendent of the home, and three porters are un- Ider arrest as material witnesses and i Mors is in Bellevue Hospital, New i York City, under the surveaillance of alienists. According to the story told by Mors when he walked into the | district attorney's office in New York several days ago. five Inmates were killed with an anaesthetic and thre»! with other drugs. 14 PAGES RUSSIAN ADVANCE IN CARPATHIANS BROKEN BY AUSTRIAN FORCES Definite Defeat For Czar's Army Would Mean That Aus tria Would Be Freed From Menace of Invasion; Sit uation in Flanders Has Not Developed Into an Im portant Engagement; Furious Fighting in Progress Along Warsaw Front The Austrian government an- ( nounced to-day that the attacks of the Russians in the Carpathians had broken down and that they had suf fered heavy losses. In certain sections of the front the Austrians are on the offensive, and the capture of 4,000 more Russians is reported. A statement from Petrograd yes terday contained the admission that the Russians had retreated in the region of the mountain pass. Particular significance is attached by military strategists to the outcome of the campaign in the Carpathians, on the ground that it probably will decide the mastery of this region fori the remainder of the war. Should \ Austria gain a definite victory here they would be freed from the menace of invasion. In Poland and West Galicia, the Vienna statement says the situation is unchanged. Petrograd dispatches agree that a battle of almost unex ampled fury is in progress along the \ Warsaw front with the Issue yet to be | determined. Desultory fighting is in progress in j the Argonne and Alsace but elsewhere i In the Western war tone activity is uimlnishing. The German attack in Flanders, although leading to several days of brisk fighting, has not de veloped into an important engage ment and apparently the onslaught has been abandoned. Germany' declaration that the waters around England. Scotland and Ireland are to be included in the war zone was interpreted in a statement issued to-day by the German embassy at Washington, contains no threat to American shipping. The statement says that no change in Germany's at titude toward neutral shipping Is In volved and that American vessels car rying food stuffs to the civilian popu lation of countries with which Ger many Is at war will not bo seised. So far as neutral shipping is concerned, the German declaration will serve merely as a warning of the risks In volved In navigation In those waters. The fighting In the west yesterday as described in the offlcl&l eommunl «lip up up mm ip mm mm m m m m* iiy F MAY CALL EXTRA SESSION J Washington, Feb. 6. —Whether President Wilson will m 1 call an extra session ef Coagreas ia case of defeat of the K l ship bill at this session probably will be decided at confer- ft !«mces next week betweea tka President and Democ leaders in Coagreaa, it was said. % WAR ZONE BOUNDARIES GIVEN ( Washington, Feb. 6.—The official text of the German j | admiralty proclamation, traaamitted by Ambassador Gerard j | to th« State Department to-day reveals that navigation ' | routes to the north of the Shetland lalands and the eastern ! I part of the North Sea, as well as a strip of thirty nautical ■ 9 miles.along the Dutch coast, are not in the danger zone but ) ' that the waters directly around Great Britian'ai ; Ireland 9 comprise the prohibited areas. » PROHIBITION BILL SIGNED 4 Little Reck, Ark., Feb. —Governor Hays to-day signed g the Statev.-ide prohibition bill. The measure prohibits the ■ granting of further saloon licenses for 1915, but ao:s not dis- g turb those already granted. £ m DACIA NEARING NORFOLK # Norfolk, Va., Feb. 6. The steamer Dacia, enroute ¥ from Galveston to Rotterdam with cotton, is due to arrive M, i here to-morrow morning. She wa9 reported to-day as hav- ¥ a ing passed Hatteras on her way up the coast at a ten-knot ¥ J speed. Great Britain has announced the Dacia would be ¥ 1 seized. ¥ FIND CURE FOR HAY FEVER I 1 New York, Feb. 6.—The cure of American persons | with hay fever by the injection of plant p ler •• 1 >mil for the ailment in the individual casca is announced in a pre- j liminary report pu'oliahed in tha New York Medical Journal | to-day by Dra. Seymour Oppenheimer and Mark J. Gottleib. | of this city. i I TROOPS BEING SHIFTED I Berlin, Feb. 6, by wireless to Sayville.—News dis- ¥ f patches received in Berlin from Budapest, Hungary, speak ¥ C of an extensive shifting of troops by the Russians in East I Galicia and in Bukowina. C MARRIAGE LICENSES I Paul Wnltj' «hari». I'lfjr, and ( hnrloUr Catherine Gardner, f i Frank B. Bleyer and I'nrthlne Freda Splekler, Meeltnn. % John J. I'ottelKer. «-lty. and Aonn M. .Hplelman, Carlisle. J John Hnrnath and Annie Porta*, flteeltoa. WL * POSTSCRIPT cation from Paris, amounted merely to scattering artillery duels. In Po land the struggle along the Warsaw front is yet to reach a decision. RELIEVE SITUATION I>ESPERATB By Associated Press Paris, Feb. 6, 5.15 a. m.—The Ger man admiralty's proclamation includ ing: In the war zone the waters sur rounding: the British Isles, has pro voked an outburst of indignation ii\ the French press, although it is hail ed generally as an indication that Ger many is beginning to find her situation desperate. 1.000 PRISONERS CAPTURED Vienna. \ia Berlin, and Wireless to London. Feb. 6, 9.50 a. in.—An ofllcial statement issued lierc to-day say*: I "Russian attacks have been renewed 'at certain places in the Carpathians | but have broken down with heavy loss ito the enemy. Our attacks continue iin the forest region. The number of ] prisoners taken by us in the Car -1 part hians has been increased by I 4.000." SEIZE NORWEGIAN STEAMER j Tokio, Feb. 6.—Japanese warships ' have .seized the Norwegian steamer i Christian Bors on the allegation that they found some irregularity in her papers. She has been turned over ti> the prize court at Sasebo. The t'hris- I lian Bors sailed from Shanghai Janu ary 26 for San Francisco by way of Japanese ports. GERMANY DISPLEASES ITALY Rom«, Feb. 6.—Commenting on German measures against neutral shipß the Trlbuna declares Germany does not take into account the rights or even the dignity of neutrals, while Groat Britain gave satisfaction to pro tests made by the United States and Italy granting the latter the right to maintain the distinction between ab - solute and conditional contraband.