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Russians Are Evacuating Warsaw 1o Strengthen Line and Insure Final Victory
HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 177 1 COMMISSIONERS, BOWMAN, GORGAS. LYNCH, WILL RUN Formally Announce Th?ir Candi dacies For Re-election v in November MAYOR STILL RETICENT Taylor Will Make Statement on Matter Within Short Time Three of Harrisburg's first City Commissioners —Harry F. Bowman, Superintendent of Public Safety; Wil liam H. Lynch, Superintendent of Streets and Public Improvements, and William L. Gorgas. Superintendent of Finance and Accounts —to-day for mally announced their candidacies for re-eleetion In November. Mayor John K. Royal whom, so ru mor hath it, would like to be a com missioner, said he is "not a candidate at this time." What the future might bring forth, however, he said he couldn't tell. City Commissioner M. Harvey Tay lor, Superintendent of Parks and Pub lic Property, declined to talk as to whether or not he will be a candidate other than to reiterate his statement of a week or so ago—that.he will make a statement In the course of a few days or a week. The Announcements Commissioner Bowman, who with Commissioners Taylor and Lynch, re duced the city's tax rate for the pres ent year from nine and a half to nine mills, and conducted all of the public Improvement work that has helped' advance Harrisburg another step In its progress as a modern, up-to-date city, announces his candidacy In a more or less formal interview. Mr. Lynch simply said: "Surely I'm going to be a candidate. Tou can say that much, if you wish. As to whether or not I'll have any fur ther statement to make, that I'll de cide later. I may Issue one later in the campaign." Said Mr. Gorgas: • "Well, I didn't care particularly to make any announcement as yet but since the question's been asked why I will say that I had rather thought I'd be a candidate. Yes, you may say that I'll be a candidate." "Report had it that you were con sidering the mayoralty candidacy. Mr. Gorgas. Is there anything to that? Or do you mean to run again for City Commissioner ?" "Oh, there's nothing ir that mayor alty report," said the Commissioner of Finance. "I won't be a candidate for Mayor; I'll run again for Com missioner." Said Mayor Royal: "Why, really, I've nothing to say as yet. At this time I'm not a candidate and I haven't decided fully whether I shall run or not. I may have a state ment to make later, but I haven't given it a very great deal of thought thus far." Bowman Has Done Wonders Mr. Bowman, who as superintendent of public safety has done wonders in his own department by reducing water rents, completing important pipe line extensions and Improvements and in augurating a dozen and one other im portant changes that all aim for the betterment of the city, summed up his work in a concise little interview: pensioners on July 1. The bulletin "Yes." said he, in answer to a ques tion. "I am a candidate and I've taken out my petition blanks to-dav. My pledge to the citizens of Harrisburg two years ago was that if elected 1 promise to give my entire time and attention to the office, and will work for the economical and progressive betterment of the city, always keeping in mind the interests of the taxpay ers'." continued the superintendent of public safety. "And this,", he went on. "is what I have accomplished: Reduced the minimum charge for water from J 6 to $5; reduced the price of water meters from $11.50 to $8.50; reduced the price of water from 12 V 4 cents per 100 cubic feet to 10 cents per 100 cubic feet, which gives the consumer 20 per ( cent. more water for $5 than he for merly got for $6; I also made several reductions covering all small manu facturing plants and small hotels and restaurants. (With these reductions there was a net earning f«r the year ending December 31, 1914, of $80,915.93.) "I also assisted in making a re- one-half mill in the city tax platform shall be the same as .-<tie one I adopted two years ago and which I believe I have fulfilled. Fur 'thermore. I shall do as much better as It Is possible to do." THE WEATHER For Harrisburg and vicinity) Part ly cloudy to-night and Tuetdar, with probably showers and some what cooler weather. For Eastern Pennsylvaniai Partly * cloudy to-night and Tuesday, ■ / probably ahowera and somewhat • cooler) gentle to moderate winds becoming north and northeast. _ m . lUver The main river and Its principal branches will rise allghtly or re main nearly stationary. A stage of about 3.0 feet la Indicated for Harrisburg Tuesday morning. General Conditions I.oral ahowera have fallen In the Middle Atlantic States and In the Ohio Valley, East Tennessee and in the Carollnas. It Is 2 to 14 degrees cooler than on Saturday morning over nearly B || the country east of the Rocky mountains. Temperature! 8 a. m., T4i 2 p. m., Rfl. Bum Rlaea, 5)03 a. M.i acts, 7)19 p. m. Moon: New moon, August 10, 8>52 p. m. River Stage t 3.9 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, 88. Low eat temperature, 72. Mean temperature. SO. normal temperature, 74. • PATROLMEN MUST KEEP LOOKING FOR VICE AND CROOKS Police Chief Says His Men Must Be More Than Figure heads GET PENCILS AND PADS Have to Post Successors on Their Beats When Changes Are Made Beginning to-day, all patrolmen will be held responsible for any law vio lations in their respective districts. Notice to this effect was given in an order issued by Col. Joseph B. Hutch ison. The order requires that special at tention be given to disorderly houses and complaints regardin acts of im morality. Failure to report the ex istence of a disorderly house, accord ing to the new order, will mean a hcarge of neglect of duty against the officer. Each patrorman was instructed to provide himself w:m a pencil and small pocket tablet and to make note of robberies, thefts of automobiles and bicycles, and report promptly to the department. When an officer is cha.nged from one district to another, or is succeeded by another patrolman, he must report all violations, and sus pected disorderly places, to the officer succeeding him. Col. Hutchison said: "Patrolmen are expected to be more than figureheads. They are at times loth to overlook complaints given them, and frequently tell the persons making the complaints to come to the office. In the future they must take the complaint, report it to the office, and get busy inquiring into the complaints. In the future, where a prosecution is made on informa tion received, the patrolman who has failed to do his duty will be punished accordingly." POPEL, EXPRESSMAN, DIES Aged Colored Man One of Oldest Residents of the City Samuel Popel, aged 77, died at his home at 63 4 Calder street Saturday night at 7:30. His death was caused by a stroke with which he was stricken Wednesday. Mr. Popel was one of the oldest liv ing colored residents of the city. He was born in 1838 in a house built bv his mother at 110 Filbert street, but was forced to move to his daughter's home when the work was begun on the capital park extension. Mr. Popel was often seen about the streets when he drove his local ex press wagon. He also ran a small cjgar store near his home, but upon moving from his old home he retired from active work. He is survived by his only daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Scott. Funeral services will be held from his home at 634 Calder street Tues day morning at ten thirty. The Rev. Wm. Mays will officiate. Interment will be made in the Lincoln cemetery. Says Everybody Goes to Bed at 8 O'clock in Philadelphia Writing as a taxpayer to the Public Service Commission, John H. Fow, of Philadelphia, a former legislator and widely known in this city protests against the Philadelphia subway and overhead transit plan because, he claims, it does not pay to run cars in that city after 8 o'clock as everybody goes to bed. He refers to the promoters of the scheme as idealists, who apparently have no knowledge whatever of tho habits and domestic lives and the in dustries of the city. Fow writes that it is a well known fact that a centrally located club can not he run in Phila delphia because very few members leave their homes in the evening. "Even the great Union League hardly has a baker's dozen some nights with in its walls," he says. As a taxpayer, the former legislator wants to know why he and others should be compelled to pay for the construction of a subway that will place an indebtedness of over eighty millions on the city in addition to the millions "Philadelphia already knows. SUMMER SCHOOL OPENS Study in Morning; Sports in Afternoon at Academy With an enrollment of nearly a score of pupils, the Academy summer school opened this morning for a' six weeks' session. More than twice that amount of students have signified their intention of enrolling. Sessions will be held in the morning during the hot weather. The after noon will be deVoted to sports which will include swimming, tennis and baseball. LITTLE FIGHTING ON PENINSULA Constantinople, Aug. 1, via London, Aug. 2.—There have been no important actions on either side in the last fort night on the Oalllpoli peninsula. Even the British bombardment of the Turkish positions has lessened cou siderably in its intensity. Next to wtlnt one's cake and sharing it, too, Is going on a vaca tion and knowUig all about what is going on at home. For six cents a week the Harrisburg Tele graph will keep you in touch with all the doings. Call the Circulation Depart ment. The next Issue will meet you no matter where you go. HARRISBURG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 2, 1915 AMERICAN OFFICERS AND SCENE OF SNIPING OF AMERICAN SAILORS \ * . J - STfSEEI SCE.KE IN POR.T AV The picture shows a typical street scene In Port-au-Prince, Haiti, anil an insert of Rear Admiral Caperton. Txvo American sailors were killed by snipers when Rear Admiral Caperton landed a party to protect Americans and foreigners in Port-au-Prince following the uprising which resulted in the lynching of President Guillaume, Sam and other officials. Caperton has asked for reinforcements. More than 500 marines aboard the U. S. S. Connecticut are now speeding toward the scene of the trouble. SCHWAB "EXPERT" MAKING IIENM OF LOCAL PLANTS? That's the Story, but Officials of Interested Companies Know Him Not PURCHASE OF MILLS PUN "C. R. Thomas" Say» He Finds Mills Hereabouts All Right Local industrial circles were stirred this afternoon by the announcement that C. R. Thomas, an expert high in the employ of Charles M. Schwab, of the Bethlehem Steel Company, was here to take an inventory of the plants of the Pennsylvania Steel Company and Harrisburg Pipe and Pipe Bend ing Company with a view of ultimate purchase. Mr. Thomas has spent the last two weeks in the city supposedly going through, the plants of the two com panies, which now are loaded with foreign and domestic orders. He said that he has already been through the plant of the Maryland Steel Company at Sparrows Point, Md., a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Steel Company, and found it satisfactory. Mr. Thomas would not say whether his company contemplates purchasing it or whether they expect to place some of their mil lions of dollars of war orders there. The expert asserted that he was not [Continued on Page 121 WARSAW STILL HELD BY RUSSIAN FORCES News of Polish Capital's Evacua tion, However, Is Expected at Any Moment Warsaw Is still In Russian posses sion, according to the latest dispatches to come to hand from the continent. News of its evacuation Is expected at any moment, however, for nothing has occurred In the past twenty-four hours to Indicate any other outcome to the German advance. There has been no Important fight ing In the Gnllppoll peninsula for two weeks. Reports from Athens say that a serious fire In Constantinople has de stroyed 3,000 buildings, including a military hospital. The Italian authorities, according to a late estimate, have in their posses sion something over 17,000 Austrian prisoners. Last night saw infantry encounters in the Artois district and fighting with han grenades near Souchez, in Champagne, and In the Argonne, ac cording to the French official state ment of to-day. Nowhere were the Germans successful. Reports Submitted A French investigating committee has submitted k further report on al leged violations of accepted rules of warfare by German troops. The re port says the Germans killed French wounded; use French prisoners as a shield against French attack and oth erwise treated the military and civil ian prisoners with inhumanity. The British steamers, the Cllntonia and the Fulgens are reported to-day to have been sunk by German cubmar lnes. Germany has not yet decided whether the American note regarding submarine warfare should be an swered, says a message received from Berlin by wireless telegraphy. She Is awaiting the text of the next Ameri can communication to Great Britain tContinued on Page 12.] , CITY POST OFFICE TO DISTRIBUTE 40 CAR LOADS OF CATALOGS Great Shipment Shows Harrisburg's Growing Importance as Distributing Point TO COVER 150 MILE RADIUS Bulk of Distribution Will Fall on Rural Carriers; Business Growing Steadily , Emphasizing the importance of I Harrisburg as a center of distribution I forty ear loads of catalogs of three of the largest mail order houses in the United States will be distributed through the local post office to resi dents of the first and second zones .within the next month. Arrangements have been completed for the distribution of the first con signment of twenty-six freight car loads from a big New York firm by Montgomery & Company, which is handling the transfer. The catalogs will be shipped to this city by freight. They will be already packed in gov ernment sacks and the work of mail ing them will be done by Montgomery & Company. The other fourteen car loads, which will also be transferred by Montgomery & Company are being shipped by two big Middle West houses. This will be the largest shipment of [Continued on Page 12.] liiM BUILDING ■ON MOT STREETS Planning Commission Suggests Re strictions in Passing Upon Hoffer Estate Plot Building line restrictions of fifteen feet on the 50 and 60-foot wide high ways, and twenty-foot restrictions on the alleys were recommended, by the City Planning Commission to-day in considering the tentative plan for the development of the Hoffer estate tract Just each of the city. This is on the line of the proposed new city encir cling parkway drive. The building line restriction is a part of the general scheme now being followed by the city planners to elim inate the erection of buildings in al leys or streets of twenty-foot widths. By this plan the building line on a 50 or 60-foot street is established fif teen feet back from the street line, while on the 20-foot streets or alleys, the building line la fixed at 20 feet from the street line. This practically means the el'mlnation of buildings in the alleys as the average sized lot is not deep enough to permit the erec tion of a duelling 20 feet in from the alley. The Planning Commission also sug gested that the roadway which will serve as the continuation of Market street through this plot, be 80 feet wide. On the tentative plan a width of but 50 fee' Is allowed. Because 91l the planners could not attend to-day's session the annual re port of the Commission to Council was not formally passed upon. This was also true of Park Expert Warren H. Manning's report relative to the devel opment of the city's "river basin." TO START BRrDOE SOON It is expected that tho Pennsylvania Railroad will start work on the ox-1 tension of the Division street bridge to Wildwood Park sometime this week. Much of the material is being turned out at the local shops and it will re quire very little time to put the bridge addition together. CYCLIST TOSSES BABY HIGH II All OUT OF COACH, CHILD UNHURT Machine Smashes Into 7-Month- Old's Carriage on Allison HUI MOTHER STANDING NEARBY Screaming, She Rushes to Doctor, Who Says Youngster's "0 K" Efforts are being made by the po lice to ascertain the identity of a mo torcyclist who after crashing into a baby coach and throwing a seven months-old baby to the pavement, at Mulberry and Derry streets, Saturday evening sped away. The baby coach with the child In it was standing along the sidewalk Just around a curve in the street, while the mother was talking to a friend. The motorcycle came around the cor ner at a fast rate of speed, struck the coach and knocked the child seven feet into the air, witnesses say. It fell to the pavement. The mother screamed, picked up her baby and ran to the office of Dr. W. H. Widder, who after an examination said that, with the excention of several slight bruises, the baby was uninjured. As soon as she was assured by Dr. Widder that the baby was not harmed, the mother left without giving her name. Witnesses of the accident were unable to learn the woman's name. GREAT CROWDS SEE EUIIEMI OF BECKER "Sacrificed to Politics" Inscription on One Floral Tribute Sent to Home New York, Aug. 2.—The funeral of Charles Becker executed in Sing Sing prison Friday for instigating the mur der of Herman Rosenthal, was held to-day from the Church of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, the Bronx. The church was filled with men and women, and the overflow stood in the street outside. So great was the crowd around the church and the Becker home, nearby, that police reserves had to be called to handle it. Carriages to take part in the funeral procession extended several blocks from the church. One" cartage was filled with floral tributes. The largest of these was a floral cross, bearing the inscription "Sacrificed to Politics." a. card conveyed the information that It had come from "a friend." \ The undertaker employed by Mrtt Becker said the pallbearers had betsA selected this morning but he was un-/ der Instructions not to divulge their names. Before the body was taken to the [Continued on Page 12.] HERE ARE A FEW IMPORTANT DATES TO KEEP IN HIND August 24—Final day for filing pri mary petitions for State offices with Secretary of Commonwealth August 26. SI and September 11 _ City registration days. August 81—Final day to file pri mary petitions for county and city offices with County Commission ers. September I—Final day to be as sessed for November election. September 2—Return day for regis tration lists to County Commis sioners. September 21—Final day to pay poll taxes for primary election. September 21—Fall primaries. October 2—Final day for out-of town voters to pay taxes In order to vote at Fall elections. November 2—Oeneral elections. 14 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT HARRISBURG WINSII 111 BUTTLE AT TORONTO, SCORE 4-1 Kraft's Homer, Following 2 Singles Do the Trick For Indians I WARM PITCHERS' BATTLE Tooley Couldn't Play and Line Was Shifted Materi ally Special to The Telegraph Islnnd Stadium, Toronto, Ont., Aug. 2.—Kraft's homer following singles fry Mowe and Witter swung another victory for the Indians from Harrls- I burg, Pennsylvania, to-day after an exciting eleven-inning battle royal. Score: Harrisburg, 4; Toronto, 1. In addition to Mr. Kraft's sensa tional four-bagger, a feature of the holiday game was the pitching duel between Enzeman and Cook in the eleventh. Up until that great inning Cook had much the better of the bargain and he deserved to win. Enze man had improved as the game jogged along and after the fourth he allowed [Continued on Page 12.] Cheer Up! It's Only 38 Out at Winnipeg Out at Winnipeg, close to the border line of North Dakota, the temperature to-day was 3 8 degrees. Frost was re ported in some places. This was the only cool spot on the map to-day. Harrisburg is still sweltering, but may get relief within twenty-four hours. Rain is falling In the Mississippi Valley. This may reach Harrisburg to-morrow and bring cooler weather. However, it is expected that the relief will be of short duration, and the lat ter part of the week will be warm. The humidity to-day reached 91 at 8 o'clock. It went down to 75, and remained at that stage all day. Last night the humidity was 79 degrees. The temperature reached 78 at 8 o'clock and went up to 82 at noon. TAKING SCHOOL, CENSUS Following the usual custom forty teachers of the Grammar and Pri mary schools of the city are taking the annual school census. From present Indications the total enroll ment this year will run ahead of last year. The census, It is expected, will be completed next week. GERMAN NOTE IN WASHINGTON - Washington, Aug. .2. Germany's reply to the last 1 American note on sinking the American ship William P. A Frye by the auxiliary cruiser Prinz Eitel Friedrich began to J arrive to-day at the State Department. Time for its publi- I cation will be .rranged later. 1 * GREAT BRITAIN FORWARDS REPLY Washington, Aug. 2. Great Britain's supplemental 1 * note in reply to American representations in interference ' with neutral shipping reached the State Department to-day < > and will be published in Wednesday morning newspapers. I Officials refuse to discuss the note. FREIGHTER RUNS ASHORE » cisco, Aug. 2. ■»— Life saving crews and tugf. Jfe early to-day went to the assistance of the American- \ Hawiian steamship Georgian on Duxbury reef, a few miles I t porth of the Golden Gate, where the freighter went ashore 1 in a dense fog last night. Captain Nicholas and a crew of more than thirty men are aboard the steamer. ' > ■! Berlin, Aug. 2, via London, 5.50 P. M.—Mitau, the capi- I tal of the Russian province of Courland, twenty-five miles ! , southwest of Riga, has been occupied by German troops; ' \' according to the official statement issued to-day by the Ger man army headquarters staff. < * Cornish, N. H., Aug. 2.—President Wilson to-day sign ed commissions of 160 West Point graduates, which had 1 ►! been sent to him from Washington with a request that he I sign them as quickly as possible in order that the young of- • t .ficers may be assigned to their new commands. 1 New York, Aug. 2.—The allies are preparing to con- | M tinue the war for at least three years more, if necessary, ac- !! Cording to William Ellis Corey, former president of the ( I United States Steel Corporation, who arrived on the French | line " f r om • ; $ Harrisburg. A story current throughout the city to- ! * day that thirty-six secret service men were guarding the ' ' product of the Morton Truck and Tractor Company against being blown up by bombs, was laughed at to-day by S. F. • ? Dunkle, one of the Morton Company officials. .► MARRIAGE LICENSES DEATH HDD COLUPSE FROM SMITH lit MPIT/ILJF MEXICO Residents of Mexico City Eating Leaves, Grass, Weeds and Dead Animals CARRANZA ARMY IN CITY Seat of Government May Be' Moved to Capital During Present Month By Associated Press Washington, D. C., Aug. 2.—Official confirmation of the reoccupatlon of Mexico City by Carranza's army under General Gonzales reached the State Department to-day from American Consul Silliman at Vera Cruz. A mes sage to the American Red Cross from Mexico City says there.have been cases of death and collapse from starvation in the capital. The Red Cross message was from Charles J. O'Connor, the society's re lief agent at Mexico City. "Prices already are prohibitive," it said. "There is practically no corn in the city. Authentic cases of death and collapse from starvation. Some people are eating leaves, grass, weeds, dead horses and mules." Consul Silliman's message said Mexico City was occupied by the Gon zrles forces Friday night "on urgent orders of General Carranza," and added: "A severe tight occurred Friday afternoon at a point east of Guadelupe. Director of telegraph states telegraph communication is expected by Sunday afternoon the latest. Communication with Tula via Paehuca is being pushed northward. Occupation of Zacatecas by Obregon's force confirmed. It is stated that General Gonzales is going directly Into Mexico City instead of lingering as before and it is expected that communication will be restored at once. It also expected that Car ranza will move his entire government to Mexico City during August." MONTH'S REVENUE $50,125.01 Increase of $20,000 Over Same Period Last Year During the month of July, the first month in the new fiscal year, revenue collections at the local office In the Federal building totalled $59,125.01. This amount represents taxes on beer, tobscco and cigars, and for special revenue stamps. The collections for July, 1914, were $39,462.03.