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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH I-XXXIV— No. 92 LOCAL OPTION BILL BEATEN BY VOTE 78 TO 128 IN HOUSE DEBATE MARKED BY HEATED EXCHANGES; GALLERIES PACKED 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 Sarcastic 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 night. 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— Total 78. 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 ment. 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 share—buy now—don't wait lor "the other fel low" to start lirst. for that's chiefly what's the matter with business to day. Buy-It-Now Thl* In the time of all times for tlie t . S. A. to ninkr rant •trltles. Lft'n all get busy. THE WEATHER 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. Klver 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?. General Conditions 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 four hours. Temperatures S a. m.. Sun: Rises, T»:20 a. m.; aets, p. m. Moon: First quarter, April 10:30 a. m. Hlver Maget 4..1 feet above low tiater mark. Yesterday's Weather 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 [ ernnr. ] 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 clude. Predicts Uprising 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 \ V J 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 GIRL'S CONFESSION? 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 [Continued on Pago 7.1 $llOO FIRE IN TWO WEST ENO DWELLINGS Elaze Starts in Outhouse, Where Several Boys Were Playing This Afternoon fire which started this afternoon in an outhouse at 1039 Fulton street, burned through tlse wooden partitions and spread to two adjoining frame house*. 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 at S2OO. 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 reported. TO PAY TRIBUTE TO MAJ. BEIT'S MEMORY 7,000 Men to Stop Work at Big Steel Mill at Hour of Former President's Funeral 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 nun: KILLING OF HUSBAND Mrs. Carrie E. Brightbill Begins Trespass Action Against Penn sylvania Railroad 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 < ROOSEVELT UNDER CROSS EXAMINATION: Court Decides to Bar Certain Evi dence Dealing With Politics and Ethics of Bossism TELLS OF CONVERSATIONS Discusses Selection of Committees Before Speaker Was Selected 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 evidence. 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 of bossism. 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 Bay, too." 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 bv spectators!. "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 [Continued on Pago 10.] FLAMES BURN ICE HOUSEAT LAUREL Four Cottages, Two Other Houses and Many Acres of Woodland Destroyed 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 [Continued on Pagr; 14.] 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 address. 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 trians 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 troops. 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." !' I V 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 > ,! ' MARRIAGE 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 14 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT. 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 central empires." 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 stitute closed.