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HARRISBURG WmmM TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 214 REGISTRATION, 3 TO 1 REPUBLICAN, INDICATES GREAT VICTORY AT POLLS City Figures Show 9,235 Republicans, and Only 3,271 Democrats; Washington Enrollment Falls to Pitiable Total of 512; 56 Prohibitionists; 607 Nonpartisan Away Ahead in Every Precinct; Will Carry Every Office in County and Harrisburg by Big Majority Judging From Returns; Every Voting District Heard From Harrisburg Republicans outnumber the Democrats three to one. The total registration on three days set apart for the purpose v.-as 13.825; of this number 9,235 are Republicans, only 3,271 are Democrats, 512 are Washingtonians, fifty-six are Prohibitions, 142 are Socialists, and 595 are non-partisan. There are two Keystoners still in the city. The total registration shows an increase of nearly 500; last year the total was 13.400. In every precinct in Harrisburg the Republicans showed an enormous gain and consequently there was a relative falling off in both the Democratic and the Washington parties. The latter figure indicated more plainly than any voice how the "back to the party" movement is gaining—has gained—in impetus. From registrars' returns most everybody of the Washington crowd wants to go back to the Repub lican fold. That Saturday the last of the three registration days was to be a heavy one was indicated early Saturday. The city voter who waited until late in the evening to register had a weary time of It responding to telephone calls. If the registration is indicative at all of what is bound to happen in No vember. Harrisburg as well as Dau pMn county is due for another splen did Republican victory ail along the line. If 558 more Republicans had registered the total Republican enroll ment in Harrisburg would have been exactly three times the Democratic vote. And the nonpartisan enrollment more than offsets this: there were _ 607 who declined to state their affili- ations. That indicates pretty clearly how far the Republicans outnumber the Democrats. All of the books from the city regis trars were turned in by 'J o'clock and the County Commissioners' clerks went busily to work to compute the totals in order that the exact number of bal lots and specimen tickets might be ascertained. The commissioners sat specially to-day to pay off the regis trars. The city registration cost the county in the neighborhood of $2,200 alone for registrars' services. Each one got S2O. and there are 110. What is true of the city registration is true is a lesser degree perhaps, in the county. The enrollment in the districts outside the city shows a total of 18.568. Of this number 8,376 are Republicans. 3,065 are Democrats, 84 3 Washington, 323 Socialists, 71 Prohi bition. four Keystoners and two are Independents. Just 5,884 declined to express a party affiliation. Dauphin county can boast all told in city and county of a total enroll ment of 17,611 Republicans. Then too. there are 6,331 Democrats, 465 Socialists, 12 5 Prohibitionists, 6 Key stoners. REGISTRATION* TABLE OX PAGE 8 Neutral Ship Reported Attacked by Submarine By Associated Press London. Sept. 13, 12.15 P. M. —An Pttack with gunfire on a neutral ship by a German submarine is reported in p. dispatch from Christiania to Reu ter's Telegram Company. The sub marine is said to have fired upon the Norwegian ship Presto, with a cargo of wood, last Friday. The crew was caved. ANGELES OX MISSIOX By Associated Press El Paso, Texas, Sept. 13.—General Felipe Angeles, second in command under General Villa announced at Juarez last night that he would leave soon for New York and Washington upon a mission for Villa and the con vention government. The nature of this mission he declined to discuss. THE WEATHER Harrlabtirg and Vlelnltyi Fair to-night nn<l probably Tuesday. Continued bitch temperature. Dantrrn Pennsylvania: Fair to night and probably Tuesday. Not nmcb change In temperatnre. l.luht variable winds, moMtly southerly. River - The Susquehanna river anil Its B prlnelpa! branohea will fall aluwly ™ or remain nearly stationary. A state* of about 3.4 feet la In dicated for Harrisburg; luenrtny morning. General Condition* I'reaaure la high In eaatern <ll*- trleta and low over the eentral and weatern portlona of the country) It la highest over northern New Eng land and lowest over southweat «rn Colorado. Showera have fallen In the laat 24 houra In the middle and upper Susquehanna valley, over the grent « part of the lake region and gen erally ever the north part of the country. It la 2 to 14 degrees warmer than than on Saturday morning In the greater part of the lake region and In the Ohio nnd upper Mlaala ■lppl and lower Mlaaouri valley*. Temperature. 8 a. m.. 70. Sum Klaea, 0.44 a. m.| sets, 6.18 P- m. Moon i First quarter, Sept. lfl, 2.21 a. m. River Stagei 8.5 feet above low Vrater mark. YESTERDAY'S WEATHER Hlgheat temperature, 83. Irf)weat temperature, IHI. Mean temperature, 04. Normal temperature, 60. J STEAMER WITH 1,600 ABOARD IS BURNING ? New York Office of Fabre Line Un able to Account For Report 60 MILES FROM HALIFAX Vessel Sailed From New York on Sept. 8 With Italian Reservists By Associated Press New York, Sept. 13.—The Fabre Line steamship Sant' Anna, which was on fire in midocean, is safe ami proceeding under es cort to the Azores, according to a wireless message received at the line's local office to-day. By Associated Press New York, Sept. 13. The local cfflces of the Fabre Line received no word during the morning hours to-day regarding their steamer Sant' Anna, bound from New York for Italian ports with more than 1,600 Italian re servists and a large cargo of food stuffs. which had been reported on fire r.bout 960 miles southeast from Hall fax, N. S., in a wireless message re ceived at the latter point late last night. D. H. E. Jones, of the firm of James W. Elwell & Co., local agents of the Fabre Line, said l.e was at loss to understand why Captain Francois Pavey, of the Sant' Anna, had not notified the office here if his ship were actually on fire or in distress in any way. The message received at Halifax slated the Sant' Anna was on fire, in distress and needed assistance. Her position was given as latitude 43.23 north, longitude 47.30 west. This is approximately 'J6O miles southeast of Halifax, and, as the Sant' Anna's radio equipment was not powerful, it was thought the message had been relayed by a steamer much nearer Halifax than the position given for the Sant' Anna. The Sant' Anna sailed from New York on September 8 for Naples, Genoa and Marseilles with 17 first class, 4 4 second class and 1,703 steer age passengers. With few exceptions all of the steerage passengers were Italian reservists who had come to New York from all parts of the United States. Russian Railways Commission to Be in the City Tomorrow Members of the Russian imperial railways commission who have been in this country for several months in specting railroads with a view to adopting their methods in Russia will pass through the local yards to-mor row. Governor of New Jersey Sees Thrilling Rescue By Associated Press Sea Girt, N. J., Sept. 13.—Captain Richard A. Stockton, medalist of the American Cross of Honor and the pro fessor of military science at the Bor dentown Military Academy, yesterday afternoon plunged into a treacherous surf to rescue Miss Mae Wells, daugh ter of Mrs. Phoebe Wells, of New York, and Harold J. Peters, a mem ber of Battery A, New Jersey Artillery, of East Orange. Governor Fielder and Adjutant General Sadler saw the res cue. Stockton, who is a captain in the New Jersey National Guard, was walk ing on the beach, when he heard the shouts of Miss Wells and Peters, who had gone to the rescue of the girl and was overcome by the strong tide. Last year he was awarded a gold medal by the American Cross of Honor for his attempt to save his cousin. Ed ward Stockton, who was drowned In the Passaic river. SAFE CRACKERS GET $63 The concrete vault at the Emerson- Brantingham Company building at Tenth and Market streets was entered Saturday night. The safe was opened and $6 3 In cash stolen. Entrance was gained to the building through a broken window. The concrete vault was entered after a ventilator had been forced open. The safe was opened by removing screws from the combination. Detectives Ibach and Murnane who are on the case re ported to Colonel Joseph B. Hutchison that In their opinion the robbers were I well acquainted with the building. HARRISBURG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 13, 1915. r v Ambassador, Whose Recall Is Asked, and His Wife V J MM MI^ ■ 1 1 AMQ/ISSADO/Z. 9 Af/iB. jDt/Afß/ti This is the latest picture of Dr. Dumba, Austro-Hitngarian ambassador 1o the United States, and his beautiful wife, v:ho has gained much popu larity in Washington social circles because of her great charm and beauty. CHARLES E. SHIR DIES HT GOLDSBORO Senior Member of Charles E. Bair and Sons Succumbs After 6 Months' Illness CHARLES E. BAIR Charles E. Bair, senior member of C. E. Bair and Sons, cigar manufac turers. died yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock at his home in Goldsboro, York county, at the age of sixty-three years. Death followed an illness of six months. Mr. Bair was one of the best-kn6wn businessmen of this city, his firm, lo cated at 24 North Fourth street, being widely known throughout the tobacco trade circles of Central Pennsylvania. He came to this city sixteen years ago, but had been in the cigar manufac turing business many years before that, his activity in the trade cover ing fully forty years. Before coming to this city he was interested in a cigar factory at New Cumberland which he sold to the John C. Herman interests. He was the manufacturer of the "General Hartranft" and other popular cigar brands. Mr. Bair was a member of the Church of God for thirty years and was well-known because of his ac tivities in church work. He was a charter member of the Church of God in New Cumberland and was instru mental in the building of the Church of God at Goldsboro. Through him the First National Bank of Goldsboro, was organized, he having served as president from the time of its inception until his death. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning from his late home, the Rev. W. S. Sturgeon, pastor of the Goldsboro Church of God offi ciating. His sons will be pallbearers at the funeral. Mr. Bair is survived by his wife, eight sons, William, Fil more, Harvey, Daniel, Charles 8., Ross, Orvllle, Benjamin and three (laughters. Annie, Mary and Ella Bair. REPORT LIGHT BOMBARDMENT By Associated Press Havre, France, Sept. 13.—The fol lowing official statement regarding the operatlonii of the Belgian army was la sued to-day: "There was a light bombardment along the entire front. Our artillery dispersed Germane work ing near Mile Stone No. 12 on the Yser and near Diegrachtcn/ BURS in ITALY CALLED TO US Entente Allies Reported to Have Adopted New Measures of Warfare New measures, the exact nature of which is not indicated, are to be em ployed by the entente allies in the future conduct of the war, according jto reports in Rome, where it is said, the next meeting of the Italian cabinet will deal with the subject. There seems to have been little re cent activity in the Dardanelles the Turkish official statement mentioning only artillery actions. Reports from various quarters describe conditions in Constantinople as chaotic with much suffering among the population, while other reports, coming through Athens, declare that the position of the Turkish forces on the Gallipoli peninsula is precarious. Bulgarian reservists in Italy have been called to the colors, advices from Rome state. Aged Father Appears Against Son, a Forger The gray-headed father of George A. Redsecker told the story of the wayward son who had turned forger, in the Dauphin county courts to-day. John C. Redsecker, deputy register of wills of Lancaster county told the story, and he could scarcely keep the tears from his eyes. Redsecker Jr., had purloined Penn sylvania railroad stock certificates from his father s desk and raised hun dreds of dollars on loans on local banks by offering the stock as security. Redsecker was arraigned on charges of false pretense to-day but counsel explained that warrants will be drawn charging him with forgery. The court continued sentence until these charges are drawn. Bethlehem Steel Company Plans to Enlarge Plant South Bethlehem, Pa., Sept. 13. Further evidence that the English Government needs heavy artillery and ammunition in a hurry is seen in the fact that the Bethlehem Steel Com pany has decided to add three more I stories to its No. 2 machine shop, which is now the largest in the coun try. The steel company now has a con tract to furnish about 600 guns of var i us calibre for the English and 10,000,000 high explosive and shrapnel shells. This week it received an order for 4,000,000 shells for the Russian army. Mr. Schwab this week said he would expend $15,000,000 next year In adding to the plant. MORE WORKMEN FOR FACTORIES Marseilles, France, Sept. 13. six hundred workmen from Annam (French Indo-China) have arrived here and will be employed in munition factories at Tarbes and Pau. Minister of Instruction Sarrant, delivered an address welcoming the Annamites and thanking them for coming to help in the defense of France. FATHER SHOOTS SON While shooting mark Frank Stew art. 1918 North Seventh street, was accidentally shot through the leg with a 22-caliber bullet by his fathe r '-te this afternoon. i MILE SHELL RICES ' IN CELEBRATION TO SMUT REILY SI. Boat and Swimming Contest to Finish Just Above Market Street Bridge SEE EVENT FROM GREAT WALL; "Front Steps" of Harrisburg Will Be Excellent Vantage Point For Crowds Four-oared and single scull shell races during the river carnival Sep tember 24 will be one-mile straight a-ways starting nt Reily street. All the boat, swimming and other races will finish just above the Mar ket street bridge. Floats will be anchored about sev enty-five feet north of the piers from which the tapes will be stretched. The judges, timers, announcer and other officials will be stationed at this point. • Most any place along the city's "front steps" or the river parks, the l plaza at the pumping station or the] bridges will be admirable vantage] points to see the races and the chances are that thousands will put in most of the afternoon and evening along the water front. Interest naturally will center in the races by the single and four oared shells. The Fairniount Rowing Asso ciation of Philadelphia has planned to send some of its crack oarsmen to Harrisburg for the events. Thousands of folks will put in a good portion of Thursday on the river frefnt, watching the crews at practice. Race Courses Laid Out Tented quarters will likely be pro vided for the visitors. The courses for all the races have been practically out by the water carnival committee. Measurements have been made in such a way as to start most of the events as nearly as possible at certain streets so that the people can be informed more con veniently as to how to reach these points. When the question of bringing four oared shells here was first talked ,of it was hoped to finish in the basin of the dam or perhaps, to make a turn in that broader stretch of water. This has been found to be impracticable he cause of the length of the shells. The long boats can readily pass between 'the bridge for an exciting finish just [Continued on Page 11. J London Residents Little Disturbed by Air Raids By Associated Press London, Sept. 13.—German air raids upon England, the Times declares editorially, never have caused the slightest sign of a public panic, but rather have afforded "an exciting spectacle to thousands of honest citi zens who show their indifference to j the raiders by parading the streets iin defiance of every rule and regula tion." The citizens are inclined, however, to regard these raids as experimental forerunners of bigger ones, the Times says, and therefore would like to know what dispositions have been taken to meet the danger. ! BEES PUT MAN IX HOSPITAL Insects Attack Farmer and Sting Him Until He Becomes Unconscious Beaver, Pa., Sept. 13.—Stung into unconsciousness by a thousand bees, William Scherm, a farmer, is in the Beaver Hospital in a critical condition. Scherm climbed a tree and started to saw off a limb on which the bees had swarmed. The limb broke un expectedly and the angered insects at tacked Scherm, literally covering his head, besides stinging his ankles. Fighting frenziedly to save himself, Scherm, in his agony, lost conscious ness and fell to the ground, breaking three ribs. Rescuers tried to reach the injured man, but were driven back by the bees. Eventually a hose was attached to a nearby faucet and with a stream of water the bees were fought off. WOMEN READY FOR SESSION AL Associated Press San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 13.—Many cf the 3,000 women expected to as semble to-morrow from all parts of the country for the first woman voters' convention were here to-day. The convention, which will be under the auspices of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, will be presided over by Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont, of New York. NO PEACE PLANS OFFERED By Associated Press i Rome, Sept. 12, via Paris, Sept. 13. ! —ln discussing the recent visit of j Cardinal Gibbons to President Wilson, | the newspaper Roma which often is considered to be inspired by the Vati can says there Is no idea at present of offering mediation to the belliger ents but that the Pope's object is to influence public opinion in favor of peace so that mediation will have every chance of success when the cir cumstances seem favorable. STAMPING GOLD BARS By Associated Press New York, Sept. 13.—Gold bars worth $11,615,000 which came to this country during the last three weeks in the form of British sovereigns were ready for assaying and stamping to day at the United States assay office In Wall street. The bars will remain In the government vaults until they are shipped to one of the United States mints to be coined into American gold pieces. POSTPONE RIVERSIDE MEETING Because of a big union church meet ing in the Riverside Methodist church tomorrow night, it has been found necessary to postpone the regular town meeting of the Riverside folk until Thursday night of this week. Matters of pressing importance will come up, at the Thursday evening meeting. Action may be taken on getting better police protection for this growing sec tion. because of the recent activities of ,second story men in the vicinity, 12 PAGES 111 SEMSTORfF 11 SECkEM USII DISCUSS ARABIC NDTE United States Has Reached No Decision on Proposal to Arbitrate Case NEWS FROM VIENNA AWAITED U. S. Officials Still in Doubt as to Attitude of Foreign Office in Dumba Affair By Associated Press Washington, D. C., Sept. 13.—Secre tary Lansing announced to-day after a conference with President Wilson that no decision had yet been reached by the United States on Germany's proposal to arbitrate the Arabic case. It was indicated in official quarters that both Germany and the United States agreed that to arbitrate the cuestion of indemnity involves arbi trating the justification and the facts. Secretary Lansing, after his visit to the President, returned to the State Department to await his conference j with Count von Bernstorff. the Ger man ambassador, who is trying to bring the situation to a point where this government will agree to submit the question to arbitration. The con ference began at noon. It was generally believed that be fore the United States will enter into formal negotiations on the Arabic case in particular or any phase of the gen eral subject which might include the [Continued on Page 12.] GOES TO POORHOUSE IX TAXI Just before the severe electrical storm bx-oke Saturday evening, John Cidowitz rolled up to the county alms house in a taxicab. He had been an inmate of the institution nine times since October ly, 1909 and has fre quently imposed upon charitable or ganizations, the poor directors say. His latest refuge was the Lancaster coun ty almshouse and it was in the custody of these officials that Cidowitz returned to the Dauphin county home In a taxi. [GEORGE W. GEYER DEAD J George W. Geyer, 68 years old, a prominent Royalton & resident died late yesterday from a complication of diseases. I For two terms he was a member of the school board, and £ for several years was president of that body. He is survived 1 by his widow, one son, John R. Geyer, the Harrisburg attor- I l ney; two daughters, Mrs. F.annie Kauffman, of Mt. Carmel, T and Mrs. Mary Alleman, of Middletown, and one brother, | |j Michael Geyer, Londonderry township. Funeral services J will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, from the I house. The Rev. H. A. Smith, of the Royalton United *5 Brethren Church, will officiate, and burial will be made at f , the cemetery at Geyer's Church. « PERMIT MANSION HOUSE TRANSFER 1 ' Transfer of the Mansion Hpuse, Middletown, hotel I license from Samuel B. Gingrich to John H-. Snyder was I I permitted by the Dauphin county court to-day. 1 \ f CLOSE CONTRACT FOR SHRAPNEL . . ► New York, Sept. 13.—Negotiations for the purchase by ! the Russian governmerit from the Canadian Car and t j Foundry Company of 3,000,000 shrapnel and high explosive 1 shells at a cost of $52,000,000 have been virtually completed ,it was stated at the local offices of the company to-day. ' * t VILLA EXECUTES GENERAL URBINA \ > Washington, Sept. IS.—General Thomas Urbina has , been executed by General Villa for insubordination. • I 1 AMERICAN TROOPER KILLED Brownsville, Tex., Sept. 13.—One United States trooper a > 1 was killed and two others wounded, one probably fatally, when a gang of Mexican bandits early to-day attacked the , i American patrol. . GERMANS WINNING ALONG DVINA f Berlin, Sept. 13.—The War Office announced to-day that' ' the Russians had been ejected from several positions on the t left bank of the Dvina river. This battle probably will de- ® ' cide the fate of Riga. ■ '' —a * POSTSCRIPT NEWSPAPER ITTICK PROMPTED BY KUHN'S DESIRE FOR REVEIK Tried to Force Incompetent Wo man on Park Department, Taylor Says WOULDN'T BE SWAYED Unscrupulously Assailed Because He Preferred Merit System to Political Pull "I am being hounded by an un scrupulous publisher because I chose to do my duty rather than to give a position in the employ of the park boartf to a young woman recommended by John L. L. Kuhn," said M. Harvey Taylor, superintendent of parks com menting upon an article attacking nis integrity as a city commissioner by an evening newspaper on Saturday. "I was all that was good, in the expressed opinion of this newspaper, until I happened to tramp on the toes of one of its owners, John L. L. Kuhn, who endeavored to have me put a. woman of his selection at the head Of the domestic science work of the sum mer playgrounds. When I brought Mr. Staples to Harrisburg, it was with the distinct understanding that he should choose all of the employes to be under him during the playground season. "The name of the young woman backed by Kuhn was urged upon me [Continued on Page 12.] Smokes Cigarets in Bed; Ten Families Homeless By Associated Press Mount Carmel, Pa., Sept. 13.—Ten families here are homeless to-day as the result of a fire which is said to have been caused by a boarder smok ing clgaretes in bed. The blaze was in the heart of the richest residential section. The loss may reach fifty thousand dollars. Several firemen were Injured. APPROVE REDISCOUNT RATE Washington, D. C., Sept. 13.—The Federal Reserve Board to-day ap proved a rediscount rate of 3% per cent, on ten-day commercial paper and 3 per cent, on commodity paper for the Philadelphia reserve bank.