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Roosevelt on Stand, Attempts to Prove
I-XXXIV— No. 92
LOCAL OPTION BILL BEATEN
BY VOTE 78 TO 128 IN HOUSE
DEBATE MARKED BY
Kitts, of Erie, Speaking Against It, Calls Preachers to Ac
count For Praying For Its Passage and Terms Mem
bers of the Anti-Saloon League, Women's Clubs and
Y. iW. C. A.'s "the Rabble" of the State; Is Bitter and
The count> local option
bill which had the support of Govcr
nor Brumbaugh was defeated on third
reading in tlie House to-day after
nearly four hours of debate by a vote
•>f 78 for the bill ami 12K against it.
The vote was received with cheers
when it was announced by Speaker
Ambler. The enormous crowd that
listened to the long debate then dis
persed and the House at 3.14 p. m.
took a recess until 7.30 o'clock to
The Detailed Vote
Following is the detailed vote:
Yeas Adams Arnold. Barnett,
Beck. Berg>. Blackburn, Brosius.
Brownlee. Brumbaugh. Bungard.
James O. Campbell. Goldsmith, Cor
bin. Cox. Cromer. Davis. Dell. El»y,
Eppley. Evans. Fruit. Gibson. Gin
gery. Glenn. Goodwin. Goodyear.
Graharft, Greenwood. Harper. Her
man. Hoffman. Hollingsworth. Hu
bler. Jack, Jones. Edward E. Kuhn,
Kunkle. Landis. 1-anius. Leighner,
Love. Marvin. Mather. McClintock.
McCurilv. McKay. MoYicar. Mellott.
Metzenbacher. Myers. oaks. Phillips.
Keel, Rhoads. Rich. Rudisill, Samp
sel. Shaaber. Charles A. Shaffer.
Shoop. Sh.«waiter. I.ee Smith. Snvder.
Spencer, Statler. St'.ne, Vickerman.
Walsh. Walter. Walton. Watson.
Weaver. WhitaUer. Williams. William
H. Wilson. Wood. Wvlie. Ambler—
V\Ys —Albee. Alcorn. Alexander,
Aion. Arthur. 1 laker, Baldwin, Bauerle.
Becker. Tlenn. Benninger, Bertheisel,
Revel'. Body. Bovee. Theodore ("amp
bell. Christman, Conner, Cummins,
Cast your bread
upon the waters
By buyine now those
things you've postponed
purchasing ami the
needs of the near future
—you «HI speed up the
ulieels of progress and
your service to the com
mercial nation will re
turn to you with incre
The manufacturer, the
joblier. the retailer, the
farmer can sell Ills
product antl buy yours,
whether yours be goods
or brains or muscles.
The more you tighten
up the more everyone
else tightens up—and
the more we all suffer.
Start today to tlo your
wait lor "the other fel
low" to start lirst. for
that's chiefly what's the
matter with business to
Thl* In the time of all times
for tlie t . S. A. to ninkr rant
•trltles. Lft'n all get busy.
For llarrlshurg anil vicinity: Fair
to-night *nd I hur*da>; not much
change In temperature.
For Fa*tern Prnn*» 1 vanla : Fair to
night and Thursday; frmli north
rant and emt winds.
The *ust|uehannn river and all Its
tributaries vv 111 fall hloul> or
remain stationary. A Ntage of
about 4.1 feet IN Indicated for
llarrlshurg Thursday morning?.
Heavy HbouerN occurred In Xorth.
western l.oulslana and light
•hoMprn In TpniirMee, Missouri.
< olorado. < allfornia. Nevada.
Idaho and in North Dakota, and
there were light local thunder,
showers In I'enns> Ivhnia mid In
the District of Coliimljln lu the
last twenty-four bourn.
The disturbance thirt won central
along the Northern New Fnglanri
coast has pained off seaward,
followed by on area of high
barometric pressure from Mani
toba. which now covers the
northeastern portion of the
I nlted States, cnusiiig h general
fall of - to IH degrees in tempera
ture from the t'ppcr Mississippi
Valley eastward lo the Atlantic
ocean. It Is cooler nlno in the
Far Northwestern States. It j w
noinewhat warmer over the
I'lalns State* nnd decidedly
warmer In Manitoba. \\ lnnlp«-g
reporting a rise of 20 degrees | n
temperature In the last tuenty
Temperatures S a. m..
Sun: Rises, T»:20 a. m.; aets,
Moon: First quarter, April
10:30 a. m.
Hlver Maget 4..1 feet above low
Highest tempera tore.
I o%«est temperature. B'-'.
Mean temperature. 71.
itoriual tcu»ye»auirc #
, Curry. Dawson, Diefenderfer. Ootids,i
; Hrinkhouse. Dunn, Ehrhardt, Erdman.
| Faokler, Kinncrty, Kiynn, V'orster,
Fret■/.. Gallagher. OJans. Garner. Geary,
; tSeiser, Glass. Gompers. Goodnough,
Gormley. Gransback. Habgood, Hack
ett, Hagsrerty, Hamilton, Hefferman,
Hess, Heyburn. Hibshman. Hollern.
Horton. Howarth, Win. S. Jones. Kais
er. Kitts. Klinser, l.afferty. I,auer, I.au
ler. Llndaey, Lipschultx. Luppert, l„ux
emburger. Lynch, Mangan, McArdle,
MoCalg, McClure, McConnell. McDer
tnott. MeXiehol. Mearkle. Milliron,
Murdock. Murphy. Neville, Nieder,
Xissle.v, ttstrander, Palmer. Perry. Pet
ers. Pickering. Powell, Uamsey, Rey
nolds. Richards. Rininger, Rlnn. Rob
ertson. Ronev. Rotbenberger. Rowell,
Sarig. Adam C. Schaeffer. Scott. Sin
clair. Jacob \V. Smith. JelYerson W.
Smith, So lies. Spangler. Staving.!
Steedle, Stein. Stern. Sullivan. Swan,
Swartz. Taylor. Thomas. Trach. Twl-.
bill. I'rich. Vodges, Wagner. Weimer.
1 Weir. West. Wettach, Whitten. Wild
man. Willard. Henry I. Wilson. Woben
smith. Woodward, Winne—l2S.
Represeniative Mnurer, Berks coun
ty. president of the American Feder
ation of I.abor. did not vote.
Germans Oppose Option
Petitions and remonstrances on the
; local option bill poured in on the
. House at the opening of the session
I Mr. Stern. Philadelphia, presented a
remonstrance against the bill signetl
by 337.20 0 persons which was wound j
i 011 a reel over four feet in diameter. |
It had been circulated by members
iof the German-American Alliance.
. Petitions in favor of the bill came
| from Philadelphia. Blair, Chester and
I other counties.
| Governor Brumbaugh was visited at
i the Executive Mansion by several men
1 active in behalf of the bill. The Gov
j pvnor did not reaeli the Capitol until
: the session had begun,
j Practically every member was on
I hand when the session begar. Dr.
! I'rich, Lebanon, who had been injured
by a fall several days ago, c-ame in
1 shortly before the session opened.
The hall of the House was jammed !
'and the most intense interest was j
I manifested by everyone. The local j
: option bill was in demand and copies
, were scarce. The bill was presented
5 on February 8 and was reported out
! on April 14.
Many Prominent Men Present
| In the record-breaking crowd in the j
1 chamber were many men of promi
j nence, former State officials and legis- I
hitors: D. I'larence Gibboney, of Phila- ]
| delphia: T. L. Eyre, West Chester.
' and J. D. < •'Neil, McKeesport. the lat
! ter the field marshals for the Gov
] There was an air of suppressed ex-
I citement in the throng and if reports
| are true some betting was indulged
in along the side lines.
During the debate there was little
business in any of the departments.
Bill I'p Promptly
Promptly at 11 o'clock Speaker
Ambler laid the bill before the House.
Every available bit of space was taken
land the crowd in the chamber was
1 larger than at any session this year.
Right at the start a disposition to
I object to limitation of debate was
manifested. Mr. Wagner. Allegheny,
i offered a resolution reciting that ow
!ing to the large number of members
j who desired to speak it was the sense
nf the House that all speeches be llni
-1 ited to twelve minutes and that two
I and one-half hours be devoted to de
] bate. A chorus of "noes" arose and
; livision was demanded. One hundred
: and eleven men voted for the resolu-
I tion and it was adopted.
Mr. Williams. Tioga, sponsor of the
| bill, opened the debate. lie stated
;at the outset that the people behind
jihe bill were neither fanatics or
• ranks on the subject of tempefance,
I but were loval patriotic men who
j considered that the time had come to
J make a .change in the license laws.
|The Brooks law, he. held, had some
good features which were being re
tained. The law, in his opinion, has
outlined its period of usefulness and
lin all fairness he said judges should
; be relieved of the duty of acting on
(liquor license applications.
The bill, said iir. Williams, con
tains the referendum and the recall
and is a progressive measuro. It al
-1 lows the people to rule, to say in a
;fair way whether there shall "be li
'iu«r sold in their counties. It is as
j fair as the bill presented by a Blair
: member to allow third class cities to
elect city treasurers. Answering the
contention that the unit should be
smaller than the county he said the
county was the fairest method. The
present law puts granting of licenses
in the hands of the county courts.
If the Legislature fails to enact a
local option law, said Mr. Williams,
the people will be heard from in 191«.
Mr. Williams' time had expired be
] fore he finished and the speaker call
ed his attention to the fact. Mr. Gra
ham, Philadelphia, offered part of his
time and Mr. Williams,, was given an
allowance of time to allow him to con
People in Erie, Schuyl
kill and other counties favor the bill,
1 said Mr. Williams, who tailed atten
tion of legislators to the many peti
j tions filed to the attitude of Woodrow
Wilson, when Governor of New Jersey,
jon big measures and declared local
| option WHS now a moral issue in
I Pennsylvania. He predicted a non
partisan uprising in Pennsylvania, not
[Under the name of the Anti-Saloon
iLengue or any other organization, but!
hinder the name of "government for
I the people." if any combination ofj
[Continued 011 I'agc 11.] i
HARRISBURG. PA . WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 21, 1915.
I LITIGANTS IN $50,000 LIBEL SUIT AT SYRACUSE \
WILLIAM BARNES, JR. THEODORE ROOSEVELT
This photograph shows William Barnes, Jr., former chairman of the Repub
lican State Committee of New York and leader in the successful light against
Theodore Roosevelt in the Republican National -Convention of 1912, and Mr.
Roosevelt as they appeared in Syracuse, N. Y., ready for the trial of the suit
of th-- former for $.">o,000 libel. The two did not pose together. In fact, for the
first day of the session of the court they did not notice each other.
MURDER RESULT OF
Pittsburgh Police Think York Girl
Was Slain on Telling Story
of Her Past
Special to The Telegraph
Pittsburgh. April 21.—That Ernest
H. Binpler. Jr.. aged L'O. the Carnegie
Technical student, killed Miss Mildred
Rich, aged 22. of York. Pa., here last
night because of an alleged confession
that she had been living with a well
known local real estate man is the be
lief «>f the police to-day.
Miss Rich was, it is alleged, the
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$llOO FIRE IN TWO
WEST ENO DWELLINGS
Elaze Starts in Outhouse, Where
Several Boys Were Playing
fire which started this afternoon in
an outhouse at 1039 Fulton street,
burned through tlse wooden partitions
and spread to two adjoining frame
At the home of 1!. M. lteese, 1611.
the fire damaged furniture and the
building, to the extent of SIBOO. Tin'
home of Thomas l.ingle. No. lOt.'l was
also damaged. The loss was estimated
The oriuin of the lire l« not known.
Several lm>s were playing in the out
house which i~ owned by l-Vank
shreck. The firemen were called from
Box No. isu. Fourth and Hamilton
streets. The properties damaged are
owned by Mrs. Anna Fount z and
rented l>> Miller Itrothers and Com
pany. The los- on the property Is cov
ered by Insurant e. Tliere was no in
surance on the furniture.
ANTISALOON FORCES WIN
By Associated Press
Aberdeen. S. D., April 21.— Antl
saloon forces scored important vic
tories in yesterday s municipal elec
tions in South Dakota, reports show
ing that fifteen cities and towns had
••hanged from wet to dry columns,
while only one shift from dry to wet
TO PAY TRIBUTE TO
MAJ. BEIT'S MEMORY
7,000 Men to Stop Work at Big
Steel Mill at Hour of Former
As the silent funeral cortege of
i Major Luther S. Bent moves away
j from his late home. GO4O Drexel road,
Overbrook, near Philadelphia, at 11
I o'clock to-morrow 7,000 men will
pause at their work and millions of
busy wheels at the Pennsylvania Steel
Company's plant will cease to move.
For five minutes silence will reign
throughout Steeltan as a tribute to the
[Continued on Page
KILLING OF HUSBAND
Mrs. Carrie E. Brightbill Begins
Trespass Action Against Penn
Suit for $25,000 damages was filed
to-day against the Pennsylvania Rail
road Company by Mrs. Carrie E.
1 Brightbill, whose husband, John U.
j Brightbill, maiantly killed at the
j Swatara street crossing, Dauphin,
I last October 3, by the so-called "Rag-
J ged Edge Special."
The action was begun in the Dau
i phin county court this morning by At
j torney Harvey E. Knupp, counsel for
Mrs. Brightbill, and the case will
[Continued on Page 10.]
FIRST POTASH CARGO ARRIVES
By Associated Press
Wilmington, X. e., April 21.—The
American steamer L. V. Stoddard is
here to-day from Rotterdam with
2,200 tons of muriate of potash. This
is the first cargo of German potash
received here since the European war.
SCHLEY'S AI N'T KILLED
By Associated Press
Atlanta, Ga.. April 21.—Mrs. Vir-j
glnia Schley, 75 years old. an aunt of
the late Rear Admiral Schley. was
struck and killed by an automobile
in front of her home here last night. I |
l)R. .1. J. MOFPITT IS ILL j .
Dr. John J. Moffltt is ill at his ! i
.home. 1727 North Second street, suf- j I
feting from pneumonia. 1 <
Court Decides to Bar Certain Evi
dence Dealing With Politics and
Ethics of Bossism
TELLS OF CONVERSATIONS
Discusses Selection of Committees
Before Speaker Was
By Associated Prest
Syracuse. X.- Y., April 21.—Theo
dore "Roosevelt resumed the witness
stand in the Supreme Court here to
day and continued to tell the story
of his dealings, with William Barnes
ia an effort to prove he was justified
in making the statement upon which
Mr. Barnes is suing him to recover
$50,000 for alleged libel. After telling
his story he was cross-examined.
Before Colonel Roosevelt took the
stand counsel representing both sides
and the court discussed in chambers
legal questions in regard to what
should or should not be admitted In
At the end of the conference it was
announced that the court had decided
not to admit evidence regarding cer
tain things not specified in the plead
ings. This barred the door to the ad
mission of a great mass of evidence
dealing with politics, political methods
and Mr. Barnes' alleged conversations
with Colonel Roosevelt on the ethics
Bowers Questions Witness
When the examination of Colonel
Roosevelt was resumed Mr. Bowers
questioned the witness, .who said:
"I had conversations with Mr.
Barnes regarding the gubernatorial
election in 190 S. These took place in
Washington and possibly in Oyster
Colonel Roosevelt was shown two j
letters the contents of which he said j
he had discussed with Mr. ltarnes.
"Now what were the conversations?"
asked Mr. Bowers.
"The conversations I had were In
regard to Mr. F.arnes' domination of
the party. Now, judge, they were I
convicted convicts. I talked over a
letter I wrote in 1000 to Senator Piatt.
1 repeatedly referred to the domi
nation of the party by Senator Piatt
and Mr. Rarnes. T discussed the
righteousness of boss rule (laughter
"I told Mr. Rarnes that prior to my
becoming governor Mr. Piatt had
asked me to come to see him in New
York. It was between the time I was
elected and the time I assumed office."
Colonel Roosevelt continued:
"1 told Mr. Barnes that I told Mr.
Piatt —rather. I expressed surprise
that committees were being appointed
when the speaker of the assembly had
not been chosen. I also told Mr.
Rarnes Mr. Piatt told me no spea'.er
would be chosen until a man who was
satisfactory to the organization was
found. "Mr. Rarnes replied that Mr.
Piatt was right even after I said such
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FLAMES BURN ICE
Four Cottages, Two Other Houses
and Many Acres of Woodland
Sferial to The Telegraph
Carlisle, Pa., April 21.—A destruct
ive forest fire has been burning at
Laurel, a small village several miles
from here, since yesterday and has
swept over an extensive territory, caus
ing thousands of dollars' damage to
summer cottages, farm buildings, ice
houses and timber.
The most important building burned
was the large ice house owned by the
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CITIII CHILDREN TO
PLANT 5.000 TREES
Force of Men Busy at Wildwood
Digging Holes For Saplings to
Be Placed Friday
Inability to secure transportation to
and from Wildwood Park for all
school children, will necessitate a
change in the program for the Arbor
Day celebration Friday afternoon.
Only the pupils from the Camp Curtin
school building will participate.
The program which starts at 2
o'clock, will be completed this even
ing. District Supervisor of Schools J.
J. Brehm, is In charge of the arrange
ments for the school children.- Miss
Myra L. Dock, a former State com
missioner of Forestry, will make an
The planting of the C.OOO trees will
be done by the pupils, and will be tin
der the direction of City Forester H.
J. Mueller. A force of men will l>e
busy all day to-morrow digging holes
for the trees.
SEARCHING FOR GRAIN
By Associated press
Berlin, via London, April 21.—Er
nest Blcknell. of the Rockefeller Foun
dation, and Elliott Wadsworth, of Bos
ton. in charge of American relief work
in Poland, are now working on the
problem of securing sufficient grain for
their task. Tliey expect shortly to
visit other European countries in
search for grain. A supply of maize
is available, but it is doubtful whether!
the people in the stricken districts
could be taught to eat It.
LAND AND SEA ATTACK
ON DARDANELLES' FORTS
IS NOW BELIEVED NEAR
20,000 British and French Troops Landed on North Shore
of Gulf of Saros; Six Torpedoboats Reported to
Have Made Attempt to Force Straits; Tarnow Evac
uated by Russian Forces Following Attack by Aus
A land and sea attack on the Dar
danelles on a larger scale than at any ]
time since the allies began their effort
to win Constantinople apparently is
imminent. Berlin reports that 20,000
British and French troops have been
landed on the north shore of the Gulf
ol' Saros, European Turkey, indicating
that Innd operations are actually un
der way. This force, presumably, will
be employed for an attack from the
rear of the Turkish fortifications along
the European side of the straits at the
spine time that a bombardment from
the sea is undertaken by the allied
fleet. Additional British troops are
arriving daily from Egypt on trans
ports at the island of I<emnos, west
of the entrance to the Dardanelles.
No heavy lighting has taken place
since the attempt to force the straits
a month ago, in which two British
and one French battleships were lost,
An officials statement from Constan
tinople says that six torpedoboats at
tempted to penetrate* the straits on
Monday night, and yesterday there
was an engagement between warships
and Turkish fortifications, presum
ably in connection with the landing of
Demonstration in Home
At a patriotic demonstration in
Rome a member of the Italian senate
addressed a manifesto to the people
to the effect that "consolidation is ap
proaching for the Italians who have
waited and suffered," referring, evi
dently. to the nation's desire to absorb
"unredeemed Italy." or the Austrian
provinces to the north. Austria is re
ported to be concentrating troops
hastily along the border in fear of an
invasion by Italian troops, but Prince
von Buelow. German ambassador at
Rome, denies that a rupture between
Italy and Austria is imminent.
A Berlin dispatch says that Tarnow,
Galicia. has been evacuated by the
Russians on account of the effective
attacks of the Austrian artillery. Tar
now lies 175 miles west of Lemberg.
(»filcial information was received in
Rerlin confirming previous reports of
a German victory over a British force
in German East Africa. The British
\ GOVERNOR NOT AT CAPITOL ?
T Governor Brumbaugh, who left the capitol about 1 f
1 o'clock for lunch, was not at his office when the result was C
C announced and no statement was obtained from him. The f
I vote received by local option to-day was five less than for Jfc
P the bill in 1913 when the vote was yeas 83; nays 121. In i
J ISII the vote on local option was yeas 76; nays 127. L
£ SENATOR VARE'S STATEMENT J
1 After the local option vote was announced Senator I
4 Vare, of Philadelphia, gave out the following statement: T
"I always regarded local option as a moral question and 1
< j t * politic i I have always felt th it the members of
the Legislature should decide it for the: ; ,elves in accord- |
, , ance with the wishes of their constituents and the dictates of *
T their own consciences. For that reason I left the matter I
I entirely with them. I sympathize with Governor Brum- £
Y baugh ' n the position he has taken in regard to his humane *
I measures, and have been and will be found supporting him.
• The Governor has understood my position thoroughly from J >,
1 the start." !'
T TEN AEROPLANES RAID TOWN
i Petrograd, April 21, via London, 4.15 P. M.—Ten Gr. « J
T man aeroplanes raided the town of It, in Russian »
Poland, forty-five miles southwest of Grodno, Tuesday | |
£ morning and threw down upon it more than 100 bombs. J L
i EDDIE AINSMITH JAIL
Washington, April 21.—Eddie Ainsmith, catcher of the
1 Washington American League baseball team was sentenced 1 >
to thirty days in the workhouse in police court to-day after
J > ,!
W illljim I*, i nllnuhiin. Strrllon, and >laracia«*rlt«i !U. Kennedy, city.
William lluNitel Nimble and Sarah Ethel Howcra, city. I
l Hey F. Heaio, t'arllalc. and Flora llcclt, llerNhey. k
W -»« ' ||<Cj
losses were siven at about <OO and
I those of the Germans at 56.
% PRINCE ASKS H)lt DENIAL.
By Associated Press
Home. April 21.—Prince von Buu
low, the German ambassador to Italy,
has requested the Associated Press
tu deny a rumor In circulation litre
to the effect that he had transferred
the Villa Malta, his residence in Home,
to his brother-in-law. the Prince >li
Camporeale. "in view of the approach
ins: rupture between Italy and the
CAIt It AXZA VICTORIOUS
By Associated Press
Gn Board I". S. S. Colorado, J.a Paz,
Mexico, April 21 (by radio to San
Diego, Cal., April 21Guadalajara
has been captured by the Oarran/.a
forces, according: to an authoritative
report received here late last night.
The' city is said to have been taken by
troops under General DieKuez.
ESTABLISH NEW BREAD PRICB
! Merlin, via T.ondon. April 20. ln
i view of the wide ranpo of prices charg
ed i?i various sections of the city,
maximum bread pric<« of forty-three
I pfennigs per kilogram loaf, or ap
j proximately 494 cents per pound, was
j established to-aay.
POTATO SI I*l*l.V SUFFICIENT
! Berlin, via Ixmdon. April 21. The
| Zeitunn says it learns from an
| authoritative source that the invest!-
I nations made by the federal Council
| into the recent potato ordinance dis-
I closed tfie fact that there are sufficient
potatoes in the country to insure the
supply with absolute certainty until
the next harvest.
(.rim \n rnori:vs«»it ITTACKRVt
Milan, via Paris. April 21. For sev
eral days 'past the students of the Polv
i technic Institute, the highest en^ineer
!ingr university in Italy, have been mak
ing attacks on Professor Abraham, be
cause of his German nationality. The
I situation became so grave that Sena
jtor Quizeppe Colombo ordered the in