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HARRISBURG ftSsliig. TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 208 'DELIBERATE LIES, TA YLOR CA ENEMIES' Publicly Denounces Editorial \imed at His Method of Conducting His Depart ment; Points Out False- Hoods About Motor Trac tor, "Fill," Playground, Forestry, and Front Street Paving Allegations; Calls Newspaper's Article "Wil ful Twisting of Facts" City Commissioner M. Harvey Tay lar, superintendent of parks and pub lic property, this afternoon publicly i denounced as "deliberate falsehood" J the editorial attack of an evening i newspaper against his method of con ducting his department. Commissioner Taylor answered the editorial which was printed Thursday in a statement covering the real facts, and with Council's consent the park superintendent's remarks were em bodied in the minutes of to-day's ses sion. Mr. Taylor's remarks dealt in detail with the editorial allegations relative to the delay in the shipment of Friend ship motor tractor owing to the In fringement proceedings against the manufacturing company, the purchase of "fill" for the River Front slopes, the use of the motor trucks for hauling in Front street. The reason for the lack of funds for the City Forestry department, the purchase of the play ground in the West End. and the pur chase of the motor fire apparatus. Just Stated the Fails "Wilful twisting of the facts with the deliberate intention of misleading the newspaper's readers," was the way the park commissioner characterized the editorial. Then he merely related in brief the facts in each case. The only comment Council made was raised by Mayor John K. Royal. He questioned Mr. Taylor's statement about the award of the motor ap paratus contracts to other companies [Continued on Page 11.] Making Arrangements For Trip of Veterans to Big Washington Encampment E. B. Hoffman, patriotic instructor of Post 58. Grand Army of the Repub lic, will go to Washington to-morrow to make arrangements for accommo dations of the hundreds of veterans from this city and vicinity who are planning to attend the fiftieth anniver sary of the Grand Review and the forty-ninth annual encampment of the Grand Army to be held at the Na tional Capitol, September 27 to Octo ber 3. Mr. Hoffman will make plans for the reception of the veterans from this city after which he will return and re port to the committee of arrange ments. The majority of the veterans have expressed their desire to go over the old route of the great review of 'BS once more before their death. A look at the statistics furnished bv the posts of each state shows why the veterans are so anxious to make this trip. In Pennsylvania alone last year more than 1,000 answered the last roll call. N. A. Walmer, adjutant of Post 58 is completing a list of the members who are planning to go to Washing ton. He has extended an invitation to members of other posts in the vicinity to join Post 58 on the trip. GAEKWAR GIVES AEROPLANES By Associated Press Simla, India, Sept. 7, via London. The Gaekwar of Baroda has contri buted five lakhs rupc-s ($160,000) to provide aeroplanes for use on the British front. Last December he pur chased the steamship Empress of In dia as a hospital ship for Indian troops. Soon after the war began he offered all his troops and resources to aid the British. CALL FOR BANK STATEMENT Washington, Sept. 7. The Comp troller of the Currency to-day issued a call to all national banks requiring them to report to him their condition at the close of business on Thursday, September 2. STEAMSHIP DICTATOR SUNK London. Sept. 7. 11.35- A. M.—The Central News says that the Harrison Line steamship Dictator was sunk sev eral days ago and her crew of 42 was landed without casualty. There is no confirmation of this report. THE WEATHER For Hariishurit and vlclnltyt Fair to-night and Wednendaj) not much change In trmprrnture. For Eaiitrrn Pennsylvania: Partly cloudy to-night anil \Vrdnmday; not much chnnge In tem|ie-aturei light, variable wind*. River The river Hnd Ita principal tributaries will fall slowly or remain nearly station ary. A stage of about 4.0 feet |» Indicated (or Harrisburg Wednes day morning. General Conditions The tropical storm that mas locat ed In the East Gulf moved In land over Western Flofldn Satur day and passed northward to the Lake Region with diminishing strength. Showers have fallen In the last twenty-four hours In Southern Florida, the Middle At lantic State*, the I'pper Ohio and I'pper St. I>awrence valleys. Temperature i * a. m., TO. Sum Rises, Si3S ft. m.; sets, fI:2H p. m. Moon i New moon, September 0, .'..•53 a. m. River Stagei 4.2 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, 7#. I,oweat temperature, fl«. Mean temperature, 71. . Normal temperature, 68, -f '• wBP k CORDON OF POLICE RESTRAINS CROWD AT SHUIN FUNERAL Street Packed During Services For Girl Said to Have Been Beaten to Death Restrained by a cordon of police in citizen's clothes, a crowd of persons which packed Aberdeen street from Market to neir Walnut impatiently jostled each other this afternoon in an efTort to get a closer view of the funeral of Miss Margaret E. Shuman, who it is claimed was Kicked and Sl en to death by her father. The crowd was variously estimated from two to three hundred persons and was so dense just opposite the house that it interfered with the [Continued on Page 2.] Desire to Consolidate Improvement Markers on One Large Stone Plans to consolidate the proposed markers for the various improvements on one large stone to be erected in River Front park, north of the en trance to the bridge were presented to council by the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce this afternoon. The matter was referred to Commissioner Tav lor. According to the plans of the Cham ber this stone would be unveiled be fore the automobile inspection tour on Thursday, September 23. During the interval Commissioner Taylor and the Chamber of Commerce wiil discuss the design and other details. Allan Liner Hesperian Sailing as Ordinary Steamer, Cables Page Washington. Sept. 7.—Ambassador Page at London cabled the State De partment to-day the British Admiral ty had informed' him the Allan liner Hesperian was sailing as an ordinary passenger vessel and had never been in the government service since the war .began. "There were no troops aboard." I the ambassador's mesage continued. [ "Some wounded and invalid soldiers ! were aboard traveling on individual I tickets as other passengers/' A cablegram from American Coj lul Frost stated the Hesperian sank "n ur ; where she was torpedoed.'" "The Allan line believe there w« « no American passengers." the m - sage said. "Two American stewai \ were saved. Francis J. Dullas of Bu falo. and Barney McQulllen. of Gran torpedo struck. Total loss of lit. tor pedo struck. Total loss of life perhaps twenty." Hero's Statue Will Be Covered With Nails By Associated Press Copenhagen, Sept. 6, via London, Sept. 7.—The new popular hero In Germany to be honored by the erec tion of a wooden statue which will be converted into metal by gold, silver and iron nails contributed by admirers will be Captain Otto Weddigen, who commanded the submarine U-9 when she sank three British cruisers in the North Sea last September and who later lost his life while in command of the U-29. The Kiel Zcltung. which is authority for the announcement that the monu ment will be erected at Kiel, says it will take the form of a huge model of the U-9. It will be the gift of the Krupps and will be unveiled Septem ber 22. The proceeds from the salo of the nails, which will be hammer ed into the soft wood until the model is covered with them, will be devoted to the relief of distressed in East Prussia. CASHIER COMMITS SUICIDE By Associated Press Philadelphia, Sept. 7. —Robert Mu dle. cashier of the Counties Gas and Electric Company, Ardmore, near here, was found dead in bed at his home near thUt place to-day with two bullets in his chest. A revolver lay by his side. A note was found ad dressed to a- neighbor in which Mu die stated that he Intended to end his life. Xo motive for the act was given. HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1915. BRITISH LINER TORPEDOED WITHOVT WARNING ' I . ) ihiiimi IMII i «■»,> "^BBBMBBnrrtWWIiiIWWWMiWWtffIIBBiiI^IWWBMBKMMiWIfIWIIirnTgITITTir II ''' II " '''■"''lTMTlMTriCTrTffWT' ' " p^a ****^*^~ > *~ fa Tinrwitrw —i — r~—*\ ■■■ n 3. S. H£~ -Q. -O-O- The Allan liner, Hesperian, which was attacked by a German submarine oft the coast of Ireland on Saturday, and which sank on Monday as she was being towed into Queenstown. PRESIDENCY IN CHINA WILL BE PERMANENT Office of Head of New Gov ernment Will Also Be Hereditary I WILL MAINTAIN REPUBLIC Decision Made to Continue Re publican Form of Government and Not Restore Monarchy By Associated Press Peking. Sept. 7.—To obviate the necessity of again obtaining the rec- j ognition of foreign nations the gov ernment has decided tentatively to maintain the form of a republic in- | stead of restoring a monarchy, but to j make the presidency permanent and hereditary, according to information ] obtained to-day in high official quar ters. General Li Yuen-Heng, who was re ported to have resigned the vice-presi dency on September 2nd, presided at a session of the advisory council and the newspapers have been authorized to announce a reconciliation «of his views with those of President Yuan Shai Kai. In a message sent to the council to day President Yuan Shai Kai said: "It is my constant duty to protect my country and my people and my f-pecisil duty to maintain the republic. Recently many citizens from the prov inces have petitioned the acting par liament to change the form of gov ernment. a proposition which is in compatible with my position as presi dent. But as the presidency is con ferred by the people it should depend on the will of the people. "Moreover 3ince the acting parlia ment Is an independent body free from outside interference I should not express my views before the peo ple or the acting parliament but as any alteration in the form of gov ernment makes a radical change in the executive power, I cannot remain silent even at the risk of misinter pretation. Change Is Unsuitable "I regard the proposed change as unsuitable to the country's circum stances. If it is decided upon hastily, serious obstacles will arise. The citi zens' object is naturally only to strengthen the foundation of the state and Increase the prestige of the coun try. If the opinion of the majority is consulted good and proper means undoubtedly will be found. "Furthermore as the constitution of the republic is now being drafted, by due consideration of the country's condition and by careful thought and mature discussion a suitable and practicable law will be devised. • I commend this to your attention, gen tlemen of Li Fa Yuan (parliament)." The advisory council, ac.ting as a parliament under a recent presidential order, is virtually a nominated body of sixty men to whom the so-called peace society has presented a peti tion, circulated by that society, call | ing for the re-establishment of a | monarchy. Count and Daughter of Minister Found Dead i By Associated Press \ Rome. Sept. 6, via Paris. Sept. 7. wile. Odilia Van "Welderon, twenty \ear-old daughter of Baron Van Wel eron Rengers, Dutch minister to Italy hd Count Gioffredo Gaelani Dell , quila Aragona. according to news !, per dispatches from Sorrento, were ! tovnd dead in the count's villa at a | nearby beach. In the room was found j a letter in which they said they could I not live without each other and pre ferred to die. The count, who was a member of a ! prominent Neapolitan family was I separated from his wife. He was on ' leave of absence from the front where i he had been fighting with an Alpine rtgiment in which he was a sub lieutenant. 1,600 Carmen on Strike on U. T. Company's Lines By Associated Press Albany, N. Y., Sept. 7.—A1l street car traffic in Albany, Troy, Cohoes, Watervliet and Green Island is tied up to-day because of a strike of conduc tors and motormen over the method of suspending employes for alleged rule, infractions. About 1,600 men are in volved. The lines are owned by the United Traction Company. The 800 conductors and motormen on the local line walked out yesterday and this morning a similar number from the Troy local struck In keeping with their working agreement with the Albany local. The Troy men operate the cars In Watervliet, Green Island and cities near Troy. KILLED UNDER AUTOMOBILE By Associated Press Tyrone, Pa., Sept. 7.—Harry Al bright. 45 years old, prominent busi nessman of this place, was found dead under his automobile beside the Pennsylvania railroad tracks near Gratfierville early to-day. In the darkness of last night his car had plunged over a flfty-foot embank* menu GREAT INTEREST IN BIG WATER CARNIVAL Entries For Various Contests Com ing in Fast Says Chairman J. Ray Hoffert MANY VALUABLE PRIZES All Committee Chairmen on Job; ; Putting City's "Front Steps" in Shape Interest in the big water carnival —the chief event of the great Im provement celebration to -be held Sep- ( tember 23 to 25—is growing rapidly, throughout the city, announced J. j Ray Hoffert, chairman of the commit- j tee in charge of the water fete. En-' tries for the various water sports are j beginning to come in and from present j indications, the carnival will be the | most elaborate water event ever seen ! in Harrisburg. Registration of fentrles for the I carnival was begun to-day by Chair- i man Hoffert. He announces that en tries will be taken up until Friday, September 24, the day of the carnival, but he urges all who intend taking part in the various contests to send in their names as soon as possible. The interest being shown in the coming carnival can easily be seen about the best liveries in the "Hard scrabble" district. The several hun-1 dred canoeists who have their boats in these liveries are having their craft repainted and redecorated with a view of making a gala appearance.on the river the day of the big fete. [Continued on Page 4.] GAUSEOF HESPERIAN DISASTER UNKNOWN Secretary Lansing Says His Reports Fail to Show How Ship Was Destroyed Washington. D. C., Sept. 7.—To day's official dispatches still left in doubt whether the Allan liner Hes- I perian was sunk by a torpedo or a j mine. The State Department and the ! White House continued to delay any | action or decision. i Secretary Lansing said his reports ' failed to establish exactly how the j ship was destroyed. One dispatch from Consul Frost referred to the Hesper \ ian as having sunk where she was tor- I pedoed. Ambassador Page transmlt -1 ted Information he had received from I the British Admiralty which disclaim 'ed that the ship had been used in | military service at all since the be | ginning of the war. j The official disposition is to give I full opportunity for receipt of official j reports from both German and British sources. The consular officers in | England meanwhile, will gather state ; ments from Americans who were on lboard. ; The present position of the United ' States is to take no steps to question the good faith of Germany's recent i assurances unless It is shown clearly (that the sinking of the Hesperian was | in violation of them. Colored Folk Protest Against Showing of Birth of a Nation i Colored folk of this city, represent |ed by W. J. Carter, attorney, at a hearing before Mayor John K. Royal at 8 o'clock this evening, will protest against the showing «f the moving picture feature film. "The Birth of a Nation" in this city. The film is scheduled for one oof the Wilmer and Vincent theaters. C. Floyd Hopkins, • local representative of the Wilmer and Vincent interests, will be invited to attend the hearing. GRANDCHILD OF EMPEROR DIES SOOX AFTER BIRTII By Associated Press London. Sept. 7. —Princess Adal bert, wife of the third son of the Ger man emperor gave birth to a daugh ter Saturday. The child died soon after its birth. The condition of the princess is reported to be satisfactory. Prljice Adalbert and Princess Ade laide of Saxe-Meinlngen were married August 26. 1914. Less than a month later the prince was reported killed In battle at Brussels, hut the rumor i proved to have no foundation. In March of this year he was promoted to the rank of captain In the navy and major In the army. TURK POSITIONS ON PENINSULA ATTACKED Constantinople Reports That Bom bardments by Land and Sea Were Unsuccessful GERMAN AVIATORS ACTIVE Severe Fighting by Artillery Arm in Vicinity of Roye and Nouvron ~ There are no signs of any lessening | of the notable artillery activity along i the front in France to which the offi- 1 cial reports from Paris recently have | been almost exclusively devoted. To- | day's- statement mentions Souclrez, in the vicinity of Roye and Nouvron, and | the plateau of Quennevieres as scenes i of severe fighting by the artillery arm. j German aviators twice dropped j bombs on Gerardmer in the Vosges, killing two persons in their second at ! tack, Paris reports. i The German Admiralty announced to-day that a small British cruiser of an old type was sunk several weeks ago by the German submarine U-27 off the Hebrides. The submarine her self, however, doubtless is lost, the Admiralty states, as it has not been heard from since August 10. Unsuccessful bombardment by land and sea of Turkish positions at Ana- I farta and Seddul-Bahr on the Galllpoli ! I peninsula is reported by Constantin j ople. Fires in allied trenches and ar j tillery positions at Anafarta were j caused by the Turkish artillery's reply. J The great trades union congress in England to-day unanimously adopted a resolution against conscription. TWO AUTOSW IN CARLISLE FLOOD Harrisburg Party Marooned in Five Feet of Water Until Rescued by Firemen Carlisle, Pa., Sept. 7—During three hours' continuous downpour yester day afternoon, 4.53 inches of rain fell. Roads and streets were badly washed and all the small streams in the neigh borhood overflowed in a short time. At the home of L. S. Sadler, east of town, the water rushed through an old water course and washed away about 200 feet of a heavy brick wall along the side of a run. Two automobiles were caught on the road and were surrounded by about five feet of water, compelling the oc cupants to climb to the top of the ma chines for safety. Some of them, however, watied to high land and were thoroughly drenched. One machine was owned by Morris H. Bishop, of 1731 North Fourth street, Harrisburg, and the other by A. Crist of Lebanon. The Union automobile fire apparatus went to the rescue of the marooned parties and the firemen waded through the water and attached ropes to the machines and pulled them to high ground. Other automobiles were held on both sides of the flood for several hours. Houses and stores in the flooded sec tions were considerably damaged and cellars filled with water. Among those caught in the flood were Sylvester L. Sadler and a party of friends who were returning home in an automobile. The waters rose so rapidly that they were compelled to wade hfp deep to safety. Britain Sends More Than $80,000,000 in Effort to Strengthen Credit By Associated Press Portland, Me. Sept. 7—The value of the gold and securities brought to Halifax yesterday on the fast cruiser Argyl and which passed through Maine early to-day on the way to New York to strengthen British credit exceeds 150,000,000. The gold consists of 11,650,000 Eng lish sovereigns, equivalent to about $56,500,000 and $7,850,000 in United State coin. The value of the bonds is $14,000,000. This is $30,000,000 In excess of the value of each of the two previous consignments. of gold and collateral securities. The train, guarded by two score armed men. and protected by a pilot train, reached Bangor at the 8.57 a. m. and was sent over the Worcester Nasau and Portland division of the I Boston and Maine. It should reach New York late this afternoon. The other trains went by way of South Lawrence and Lowell to Worcester. 12 PAGES WIFE OF MILLIONAIRE PICKER ATTACKED BY TWO ARMED ROBBERS Mrs. J. Ogden Armour Tells How She Was Relieved of Jewels Worth $7,500 STRUCK ON HEAD WITH 'BILLY Intruders Cut Telephone Wires Leading to House So That no Alarm Could Be Given By .Associated Press Chicago, Sept. 7.—Mrs. J. Ogden Ar mour, wife of the millionaire packer to-day related the story of her ex periences last night with two masked and armed robbers, who looted the Armour residence of jewelry valued at $7,500. Mrs. Armour, although stunned for a moment by a blow on the head with a "billy" fought hand to hand with one of the robbers. She grasped the bar rel of the revolver pressed into her face, threw it over her head and be gan to struggle with the man, calling out an alarm to her servants. Mrs. Armour had retired for the night and not more than half an hour had passed when a knock was heard at her door. She called the name of her maid. The man answered in a falsetto voice. Fearing something wrong, she threw open the door and (Continued on Page 9.) Farmer, Sentenced For Manslaughter, Refused Admittance to Prison By Associated Press Raleigli, X. C., Sept. 7 Robert Ij. Walls, a farmer of Watauga county, was in Raleigh to-day awaiting tlie arrival of a sheriff to overcome legal technicalities .liat barred him from entering the State prison to serve three and one half years for man slaughter. Walls, who had paid his own way here from his home county, was refused admittance to the prison l>ecause he was unaccompanied by an ofllcer. He promptly telegraphed for the sheriff. in* i»« ' >f\fr *> "Hft 1 "Q EARTHQUAKE NEAR ISTH.MUS OF PANAMA ¥ London, Sept. 7, 1.10 P. M. —The Meteorlogical office f * ► land, that a violent earthquake had been recorded there at 1 t t ■ . enty miles fr< j on the coast of Costa Rica, in the Pacific. A . | I iclud' 'His of Pai ' k ama. , EDITOR OF METHODIST REVIEW DEAD jf Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 7. —News was received here t< j i the death of Dr. Cross Alexander, aged 63, editor of »' * the Methodist Review and book editor of the Method'"' ' J ! hurch, South, yesterday at Long Beach, Cal. & J® New York. Sept. 7.— The Central and South American, j ! Company t'o-day reported that earthquakes h. 1 19 errupted their cable lines between San Juan Del Snr, I '-.at the L j I shod t there are no in ' \ loss of life in their advices. i ' ► !DLAS AT HEAD OF HIS ARMIES , ► Paris, Sept. 7, 4.30 P. M. —ln a message to President I Poincare, Emperor Nicholas announces that he has placed » himself in command of all the Russian armies. . OFFICERS SAY HESPERIAN WAS TORPEDOED 1 Washington, Sept. 7. Commanding officers of the 1 ■ s J k< erian in a joint affidavit forwarded to the State Department to-day declared that f«)m the fragments * ► of steel which fell on the deck it was "indubitably" shown i that the ship was struck by a torpedo. * > * * LANSING AND WILSON CONFER : Washington, Sept. 7. Secretary Lansing conferred I J f after luncheon to-day with President Wilson. It was be- ! hey discussed the sinking of the Hesperian and g > | F the interview Secretary Lansing was to have later to-day ; I with Dr. Constantin Dumba, the Austrian Ambassador. ( i i EDWARD B. MOORE DIES ' \i Washington, Sept. 7.—Edward B. Moore, 63, former I < | United States Commissioner of Patents, died to-day at his ' * | '■ i ;, MARRIAGE | Joaeph I.nthrr ('rum. Prnbrouk, and Kdna Hutb Smeltaer, Halnton. | John Horwatk and Mary Droahork, Steelton. * Jacob K. Bowman, Madlaon, Win., nnd Elisabeth Stephenson, Camp 1 Hill. £ C Cbarlea Franklin Hlnunlne, Wllllamntonn, and Carol Myrle Brnaler,? pToifr City. ra» Vb' 1 »»A" » VU" * POSTSCRIPT DR. DUMB) GOES TO WASHINGTON TO TELL HIS SIDE OF OEPOOT Aus t r o-Hungarian Ambassador Meets Secretary Lansing and Defends Himself LABOR TROUBLES PLANNED Charges Say That Official Wanted to Check Manufacture of Munitions in U. S. By Associated Press Washington, Sept. 7. Dr. Con stants Theodore Dumba, Austro-Hun garian Ambassador, had an engage ment with Secretary Lansing at the State Department to-day to discuss re ports that he had participated in plans to check the manufacture of munitions in the United States. It was understood the ambassador's re quest for the interview was based on a desire to . explain his dispatches to ' the Austrian Foreign Office which were taken by British authorities from James F. J. Archibald, an American newspaper man serving as a messen ger. The messages were said to have pre sented a subject for which there is no precedent in American diplomacy. They were understood to disclose that Dr. Dumba had undertaken to advise subjects of Austria-Hungary that they were violating a legal code of the dual empire by working in American plants producing war supplies for the allies. The ambassdor's alleged activities involve the question of dual citizen ship. long a bone of diplomatic con tention. Officials doubt that there has been any law violation in the incident, but it was suggested the interview I would result in a determination by Secretary Lansing as to whether there (Continued on Page 9.) GOKTHALS' DAY AT K\POSITION* By Associated Press San Francisco, Sept. 7.—"Goethals." Day" in honor of Major Genera George W. Goethals was celebrated to-day at the Panama Pacific Exposition. Thou sands of visitors went to the grounds to hear an address by the buildar of the Panama canal. The exercises in cluded a review of soldiers and sail ors and a tree planUng ceremony.