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German Ships Driven Off in Gulf of RjgaJUfeck; U. S. Warships May Go
HARRISBURG Ilßi§lßi TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 184 ' WARSHIP SQUHOII MA! BE ORDERED TO MEXICAN WATERS TO PROTECT FOREIGNERS Anti-Foreign Demonstration Feared by Commander Mc- Namee, Senior American Naval Commander at Vera Cruz NEW HAMPSHIRE AND LOUISIANA PREPARED Speeches Made in Public Places in Mexican City in Effort to Incite People Against Americans Brownsville, Tex.. Aug. 10.— r nited States cavalrymen and Mexicans fought acaln to-day, this time near Mercedes. Texas. One Mexican was killed. None of the troopers was reported hurt. Six United States cavalrymen were on the border patrol duty near Mercedes when the Mexicans attacked them. Parties of armed farmers and merchants have gone from Mercedes and other nearby towns to try to capture some of the Mexicans. Washington. P. C., Aug. 10.— The gunboat Marietta has been ordered to proceed from Progreso to Vera Cruz in ortler to liave a ship at the disposal of the Bra zilian and Guatemalan ministers, who are leaving Mexico. It is assumed that the Louisiana and New Hampshire will he held at Newport for further orders. By Associated Press Washington, Aug. 10.—Commander McN'amee, the senior American naval officer at Vera Cruz, has asked the Navy Department to send a battleship squadron to guard against anti-foreign demonstrations which he fears. The battleships New- Hampshire and j Louisiana now at Newport, R. 1.. with 1 the Atlantic fleet, were ordered to pre- i pare at once to get to Vera Crua, but if 1 the emergency should become pressing ; the battleship Connecticut, now in ; Haltien waters and about two days' sail across the Gulf would be ordered to Join Commander McNamee. The Connecticut could reach Vera Cruz several days ahead of the New Hamp shire and Louisiana. Commander McNamee's report did not give details but officials here be lieve the anti-American feeling which is reported is a direct outgrowth of the Pan-American negotiations in j Washington for the adjustment of dif-: ferences between the factions. Other developments in Mexico such as Gen- j eral Carranza's expulsion of the Guate malan minister and his differences I with the Brazilian minister because j the countries of both participated in j the Pan-American conference, are taken as evidence of Carranza's dis-! pleasure with the stand the L'nited States has taken. Sacramento at Vera Cruz Although there are other small ves sels in Mexican waters, the gunboat l Sacramento, on which Commander' McNamee has his flag, is the only American naval vessel at Vera Cruz. J With the arrival of the Louisiana, the flagship of the fourth division of the Atlantic fleet. Commander McNamee •will be superseded in command of the [Continued on Page 2.] After your swim In the ocean, you will be ready for a quiet rest. Then Is when you will want your favorite paper, so that you may know what Is going on at home. Going on your vacation and read ing strange newspapers is like breaking In a pair of new shoes. Enjoy reading comfort by hav ing the Harrisburg Telegraph mailed to your vacation address. THE WEATHER For Harrisburg and vicinity i Fair to-night and probably Wednes day) not murk change In tem perature. For £a*tera Pennsylvania: Fair to a nights Wednesday Increasing W cloudiness: gentle to moderate north to northneat winds. River The Susquehanna river and Ita prin cipal branchea mill continue to fall. A stage of about 3.4 feet la Indicated for Harrisburg Wednes day morning. General Conditions Pressure continues relatively low over the northeastern part of the country and showers have fallen In the laat twenty-four hoars In the Upper St. Lawrence Valley and generally along and near the Atlantic coast from Northern New England to ?iorth Carolina. Temperature! « a. m.. TOt 3 p. ni.. 78. Sum Rises, 5:1- a. m.; acta, 7:0» p. m. Moon: Xew moon, to-day, 8i.12 p. m. River Stage: Six feet above low water mark. Teaterday's Weather Highest temperature. Ml. I/owest temperature, (13. Mean temperature, T>, Normal temperature, 73. STEELTd WOMAN IS LATEST VICTIM OF 'HATCHET FIEND' Grim Visitor, Terrorizing South End, Uses Ax on Mrs. John Patterson GETS MONEY AND JEWELS Robs Another House After Slash ing Sleeping Housewife in First ' MHt«. JOHN' PATTERSON Latest Victim of "Hatchet Fiend" Some time during: the silent earlv hours of this morning the name of one more woman was added to the already lons list of victims of the mvs terious "Hatchet Fiend," who for [Continued on Pa«e 7.] NO BUCK DISS FOR WILDWBBOIFTER ILL Park Authorities Advised to Stock Lake With Perch and Sunnies The sunfish and the yellow perch of W'ildwood Lake which had been all wrought up over the report that black bsss were soon to be in their 'midst needn't worry any more; the black bass aren't cominc. That w«ts the offi cial tip that went out from the city park department yesterday. Early in the season requisition had been made as usual to the State De partment of Fisheries for a supply of baby fish for the city lake. Heretofore yellow perch and sunfish have been selected. They've had things pretty much their own way and It's ques [Contlnued on Page B.] 8 Women, 4 Children, Killed in Zeppelin Raid on English Coast London. Anf. 10. 5:45 p. m.—An attack by German airships which flew over the English coast last night was announced to-day by the Official Press Bureau. The statement rays one of the airships was damaged by British aeroplanes and was towed Into Ostend. According to the official announce ment eight women, four children and one man were killed, and six women, four men and two children were wounded as the result of the explosion of missiles dropped by the Zeppelins. WANTS TO BE ALRERMAV Among the late afternoon primary petitions filed to-day were the papers of Adam W. Hoster. who wants to be the Washington party nominee for al derman from the Thirteenth ward. j »' "" Telegraph Invites Views of Boys and Girls on City Improvements In view of the great interest in j the September celebration of the first big program of improvements for Harrisburg. the Telegraph de sires to get the views of the girls and boys of the city upon the value of these improvements to them. In order to encourage these ex pressions from the school girls and boys of Harrisburg the Telegraph is going to offer a series of three prizes for papers not to exceed 200 words in length upon the theme, "Why Is Harrishnrg a Better City For the Girls and Boys as a Re sult of Improvements of the Ijist Fifteen Years." This contest will begin Septem ber Ist and continue to September 15 inclusive. All papers will be submitted to a committee of com- j petent Judges and prizes of J5.00, $3.00 and $2.00 will be awarded for i the best three papers. Further particulars will be an- ' nounced later. Public and private schools are included. The most • meritorious of all the papers sub- I mitted will be printed. *- HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, AGUST 10. 1915. MAYOR AND GORGAS VOTE AYE' AT LAST 1 ON RiVERWALL GAP i Quit Fussing, Back-pedal and Turn in For Improvement Measure I HOW MONEY WAS FOUND Commissioners Lynch, Bowman and Taylor Find Balance In —Gorgas Report City Council this afternoon passed finally the Lynch ordinance providing for the closing of the River Wall gap at Market street. Both Mayor John K. Royal and Commissioner W. L. Gorgas back pedaled as gracefully as they could— under the circumstances—and voted for the measure on final passage. For weeks the two had Insisted that they did not mean to obstruct public Improvement, nor were they opposed to the completion of the wall —If money could be found. They surely didn't want the people to think they were opposed to the movement to complete the River Front improve ments. they said. Neither Finance Commissioner Gor gas nor Mayor Royal made any effort to find the money, however. So it re mained for Commissioners Bowman, Lynch and Taylor who have advocated the completion of the city's public Im [Continued on Pajee 10.] British Cruiser Sunk Off Swedish Coast Bv Associated Fress Berlin. Aug. 10.—By Wireless to Sayvilie.—The British auxiliary crui ser Indiana, of 7.900 tons, has been torpedoed off the Swedish coast. Eighty members of the crew were saved. IsISSMEN REACH! CAMPATPUrai Mayor Mitchell Assigned to Task of Setting Up Cots in Tents By Associated Press Plattsburg, N. V.. Aug. 10.—The vanguard of the little army of 1,200 business and professional men from the chief cities of the eastern and middle western section of the coun try who are to undergo a month's mil itary training in a camp of instruction here had arrived to-day. One thou sand more of the volunteer military students were due to arrive some time to-day from New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston and other cities. Many men of national reputation or of prominence in the various cities [Continued on Page 8] CITY'S GUARDMEH Willie II) SHOOT Company I Wins 300 and 500- Yard Matches; Co. D Second in Both Companies D and I. Eighth Regi ment. National Guard of Pennsylvania, this city, cleaned up everything In sight at the regimental shoot on the Licknow rifle range this afternoon. 1 In the 300-yard match Kennedy I scored 46 and Rogers 42, taking first I place for Company I. Second place went to Gerdes with 45 and Burtnett with 40 for Company D. > Company I by fast shooting won the ( 500-yard match with a score of 94, , j Kennedy scoring 4 4 and Rogers going ; tin limit to 50. Company D took sec ond in this match, Gerdes scoring 48 and Burtnett 40. The 600-yard slow fire match was opened late this afternoon with the local company making good showings. The complete score of the 3 00-yard shoot follows: Headquarters team, j hetington, 37; Crow, 41; Company iD, Gerdes, 45; Burtnett, 40; Com ! pany E, Smith, 34; Cleckner, 38; Com • puny F. Cutshall, 41; Moyer, 37; Com pany G, Chamh'erlin. 28; Knochl, 34: | Company H. Martin. 31: Heisler, 34; j Company 1. Kennedy. 46; Rogers, 42: | Company K, Uhler, 43; Dillon, 43; I Company L, Shaffer, 43; Whetstone. 41: Company M, Barlett, 30; Reiser 26 During the 500-yard match Gerdes. Company D. made 4 9 out of a possible 50 points He hit the bull s-eye nine times in succession and fell down on the tenth shot; Kennedy, Companv I, shot lf.ter and equaled Gerdes' record! He also made nine hits, falling down on the sixth shot. At the end of this ! mate h Company L was leading by a | narrow margin and Companv D was | se-'-ond. In the two matches Kennedy j war, high man. BRICKS F.VLZ OX WORKMVX BKEAKING RIGHT i,EG Edward Baldwin, aged 55, of Coates- I ville, employed as a bricklayer at the Pennsylvania Steel Company, suffered I a fractured right leg this morning ■ when several hundred bricks fell on him from the part of a furnace which he was repairing. He was admitted | to the Harrlsburg Hospital. \ 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL MRS. CHRIS SA UERS TODA Y FOR CITY j MISS RUTH STARRY Reservoir Par, 5.30 P. M.—By winning two straight sets. Mrs. Chris Snucrs. City tennis cham pion, this afternoon successfully defended her title on the Reserve Park courts by defeating Miss Huth Starry, champion of this year's tourney. The scores were: 8-6: 6-4. On the Reservoir tennis courts this afternoon Miss Ruth Starry, a 14-year old girl, of 3 3 South Eighteenth street, is playing Mrs. Chris Sauers, 1719 State street, for the tennis champion ship of Harrisburg. Never In the history of city tennis has so young an aspirant for honors wielded a racket In the final round as Miss Ruth. A pretty lass, as her pic ture proves, a product of the Ueservoir playgrounds, and as "husky" as she's pretty, the youngster has played rings around all her opponents in this year's tournament, and last Saturday after neon won the tourney by defeating Miss Kate Sweeney: score, 6-4 and 6-1. And now to-day she plays Mrs. Sauers, holder of the city championship, for the title. Odds are. of course, in favor of Mrs. Sauers. who has been playing much longer than Miss Starry, who has a : PENROSE ASKS EDO j 11FF RESTOMTION Urges Democrats to Assure Pros perity's Return and Large Revenue Philadelphia Aug. 10.—The imme diate enactment of a protective tariff ; not only for national prosperity but as well for national-security and de fense was advocated by Senator Pen | rose yesterday. He announced his purpose immediately upon the recon vening of Congress to call on the "Democratic majority in Congress to be broad and patriotic enough to drop | their principles in favor of free trade jand direct taxes and to Join In re | storing a protective tariff." | Only by such a financial measure, j Senator Penrose believes, can sufficient I [Continued on Page 11.] Si TELL WI CITY IBTO CELEBMTE | . Harrisburg Folks Plan to Entertain Thousands From Surrounding Towns in September Harrisburg folks aione aren't going ;to celebrate the completion of its pub ! lie improvement program next month jby any means: thousands of people j from surrounding towns will be here I for the three-day celebration, it is ei ipected, and In order to acquaint the | out-of-town folks with Just how this [city is planning to entertain them a publicity organization was effected i yesterday afternoon bv C. Floyd Hop kins, director of the September event. | Co-operation of the local newspa pers Including the three dailies and the Sunday paper, was obtained and representatives of these papers will i j comprise the publicity committee. Within a few days the first stories of what Harrisburg proposes to do | and why it desires to do it—based on the completion of fifteen years of pub- | lie improvement work—will be sent' out. Thus it is expected to keep the I people of towns within a radius of 25 I or 30 miles in close touch with what Is j going on. Mr. Hopkins was chosen chairman : of the committee and he will direct ! the work. Whether or not excursions can be run from various points to this city has not been fully decided but Mr. Hopkins expects to have definite infor mation on this subject in the near future. Another session of the com mittee will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. XEW APPARATUS COMING Repaired Friendship Tractor Shipped Today From Hohoken Commissioner M. Harvey Taylor re ceived word to-day that the Friend ship steam fire engine and tractor would be shipped from Hoboken, X. J.. some time to-day. The Friend ship engine was badly damaged while enroute to a fire during June. It was also announced that the com bination chemical and hose motor trucks for the Hope and Washington companies and the tractor for the Mt. Vernon truck, would be shiped from the LaFrance plant at Elmira on August IT. * * "" L MRS. CHRTS SAVERS terrific drive, a hard serve, more en durance and a powerful backhand. Miss Ruth, however, is fast on the courts, has placement down to a J science and never gets "rattled." The i match Is i'cheduieil for late this after ! noon. Pollock Meets Clark The semifinals in the men's singles j was another interesting feature of to day's program. Charles Pollock played H. Clark. The winner this afternoon will play Llghtner in the finals for the tourney championship. The winner of the final match will challenge Wil liam Mci'reath. holder of the city ten nis championship for several seasons. In the finals of die men's doubles j yesterday afternoon Llghtner and Beck ] defeated Pollock and Frasch. scores : 0-3. 6-3. 5-7 and S-6. The women's ' doubles were completed last week, the | winners being .' ss Mildred Sheesley ■ anr" Miss Kathe: .» Martin. In the third "fcound of the men's i singles yesterday afternoon Pollock j defeated Sherman, 8-1, 6-3. Official scores of the various matches will be filed with the committee to-morrow evening. In addition to cups for win ners In each class, runners-up will also receive trophies. MR WILL PLAY COLONIAL WM For Years Has Been Leader of Vaudeville Orchestra at Orpheum JHHF HERMAN V. YEAGER Following upon the announcement of changes in policy in the various Harrishurg theaters—legitimate at the Orpheum, vaudeville at the Majes tic. and high class moving pictures at the Colonial theater, comes the an nouncement that Herman V. Yeager, I who for years has been leader of the j vaudeville orchestra at the Orpheum, ! will preside at the pipe-organ at the j Colonial theater during the coming season, which will open August 28. | The Moller Organ Company of Ha , gerstown is now at work building for the Colonial theater what is claimed to | be the largest pipe-organ in use in any (theater in Pennsylvania. It is a three I manual organ with an additional man ual separate and apart from the or gan proper carrying all of the ef- I fects that might be desired to make a moving picture realistic. While Mr. Yeager has gained wide spread prominence among vaudeville people as one of'the most efficient leaders in the variety houses of the Keith circuit, it is as master of the pipe-organ that Mr. Yeager has reached the highest attainment of his musical success, giving this instru ment up in favor of the piano in the orchestra pit only because the field for vaudeville leaders has been muchj greater than that of pipe-organists un til the present day demand for pipe organs in the moving picture houses got Its foothoid. In taking up the! pipe-organ at the Colonial theater, Mr. I Yeager re'urns to the line of musical; "Work he most enjoys. Mr. Ye;iger Is I a graduate of the Roston Conservatory of Music where he took a thorough I course of instruction on the pipe organ. The Colonial theater, which be comes a straight moving picture the ater with its opening next month, will undergo several changes between now and its period of renewed activity. 12 PAGES KIDS FEAR 'SILENT' CURFEW SAYS CHIEF Moral Efect of Bluecoat Backing Has Worked Wonders b Keep ing Streets Free of Yougsters WITHOUT BELL OR WHISTLE Wouldn't Effect Incorrigibles Any way; Better Class Child Knows Law and Obeys Sans whistles, sans bell, sans every thing but the moral backing of a blue coated cop in the offing, Harrlsburg's curfew law is working out admirably just the same. That, at any rate, is the opinion of Colonel Joseph B. Hutchison, chief of police, after a couple of months' op eration of the new city mandate that requires youngsters of fifteen or tinder to be off the streets at 9 o'clock dur inr the winter months and 9.30 o'clock on summer evenings. hen Council adopted the curfew measure some criticism had been ex pressed because the section providing for the blowing of whistles or the ringing of a hell had been stricken out. [Continued on Page 8] 4th Censorial District at Country Club Saturday The annual outing of the Fourth Censorial District of the Medical So ciety of Pennsylvania, composed of the medical societies of Dauphin, Leb anon and Lancaster counties, will be held Friday. August 10. at the Harris burg Country Club. Invitations were sent out this morn ing. At least sixty members of the societies are expected to attend the stssion. Sports will be enjoyed in the morning, the business session opening at noon. Diner will be served at 1.30 o'clock. Dr. Harvey F. Smith, presi dent: Dr. J. Harvey Miller, secretary, and the following committee made tlie ai rangements for the outing: Drs George R. Moffitt. J. Edward Dickin son, David M. Rank, Walter H. Bru baker. T. C. Shookers and Edward I. Noble. COMMUTES MI'RDERER Special to The Telegraph Washington, D. C„ Aug. 10.—Presi dent Wilson commuted to expire Im mediately the life sentence imposed on James Brumfleld In March. 1905, by the Federal Court In the then Indian Territory for the murder of his sister in-law . Brumfield is 65 years old. ill to — r ninr ri maryy g% * <f||% rn * ryv ~i inrr|pr n nnfyvn[*i| ZEPPELINS NEAR ZUIDER ZEE < • London, Aug. 10, 4.21 P. M.—A Central Newi dispatcl 1 from Amsterdam says that live Zeppelins were sighted this £ morning o.? Vlieland, near the entrance to Zuider Zee. They 1 were taking a north\v estcrly course in the direction of the m. Scottish ' SIX HAVE PTOMAINE POISONING Six children of the family of Mrs. Bridget O'Connell, 1 * I :sir home fro : ptomaine poisoning. All will recover. * k i Con..».j'.:iw;>:e, via iicihn, Aug. IC. « 9 , f which threw bombs upon .the crew were los>t. # ii Lathi yn L.atx, -o, and xia.o. York City, were refused a marriage license late this after- L noon because the b;idc-to-be wasn't sure she could get her j parents' consent. They went to Ha^erstown. GIRL'S ALLEGED ASSAILANT CAUGHT f Harrisburg. Tony Eudkobic was arrested this after- £ noon on the charge of having stabbed Katie Kulitz, 903 1 ■ South Ninth street, in the neck, as she slept at her home X last Thursday night._ % a Suit for £5,000 damages was filed against J Bernard I Schmidt, Harrisburg baker, in the Dauphin count/ court to- | day by Richard C Keister and his son, Joseph A. Keister, 5 ; each claiming $2,500. In the statement filed with the suit, » . it is charged that an automobile driven by Schmidt's son, | | Thomas, ran down and struck Joseph Keister, the son, in m I Eighteenth street, near the Forney school building, Decern- f 1 ber 23, 1914. X Mexico City, July 31, via Vera Cruz, Aug 8, and Laredo, I I Tex., Aug. 10. —(Delayed in transmission). Eight » deaths by starvation, all children, were reported by the ' I police station of the Second Ward to-day. * \ ; The Public Service Comn ssion this afternoon approved ' ' t the application for the approval of the Nineteenth street * \ bridge. The objections were withdrawn at the hearing. ' MARRIAGE LICENSES '! Robert J. Mc.\nmara, Wllllamstowa, and Jrul< M. Ropy, IWn Ott]S| I II A l *" W'MI A' H*<| | * POSTSCRIPT GERIUUIIIDTTEMPT TO SEIZE GULF OF RIGJI RESULTS IH FAILURE Russians Succeed in Checking Ad vance of Enemy in Russian Courland BRITISH FORCES MAKE GAIN Rome Reports Capture of Austriail Trenches in Cavallo Pass in Carnia Region By Associated Press London, Aug. 10. 12.32 P. M.—Al though military operations in Russian Courland have hardly reached the de cisive stage, the Germans who have been smashing their way toward Riga have been checked. Almost simul taneously German warships which at tempted to sieze the Gulf of Riga and attain a strategic position to assist the troops ashore were disposed of ami damaged. The assemblage of German craft was the largest of any engaged in the naval actions of tne war thus far with the exception of the allied squad ron at the Dardanelles. It nosed its way toward Riga much after the man ner of the British ships ranged off th« Kelgian coast last Fall. The fact that the German warships were forced to retire is a source of satisfaction to the British press, which finds encourage ment in the resistance of the Russians in this northeastern theater in con trast to their retirement elsewhere. The British advance In the vicinity [Continued on Pace B.] CATCH GOLF CLl'B THIEF Park Police Xab Man After Clubs and ('tears Harry Cassner, alias Cook, was ar rested last night at Reservoir Park by one of the park policemen after he had broken into the golf house with the alleged intent of stealing cigars and golf balls. He will be arraigned before Alderman S. Brady Caveny for ft hearing at 7.50 o'clock to-morrow evening.