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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIV — Xo. 248 OLD WASHINGTON STRONGHOLD NOW IS REPUBLICAN Backmansvillc District Reports to Candidates Complete Turn-over There DEMOCRATS ARE AT SEA Hershev Voters Out in Force Give Campaigners Rousing Welcome There Citizens of Hershey and Bachmans ville turned out in large numbers last evening to hear the Republican candi dates for office in Dauphin county dis cuss the issues of the campaign. Both meetings were more than ordinarily well attended and the change in senti ment at Bachmansvllle, which was formerly a Progressive stronghold, was very marked. Only a scattering of Washington votes will be polled there this year and the district promises to rol! up a We majority for the Re publican ticket. Hershey is the home of Frank B. Snavoly, candidate for poor director, and his home folk apparently think as much of him as do the voters with whom he has become acquainted over the county since entering the cam paign- John E. Snyder who is the legal adviser of the Hershey enter prises, paid a high tribute to Mr. Snavely, whom he has known for many years. Mr. Snyder also recom mended Ferdando Loudernillch, of Halifax, and Michael E. Stroup, both of whom h< ■said he knew well and fa vorably. The campaigners continued to And Republican harmony everywhere and there seems not a single doubt, that the lower end of the county is ripe for one of the greatest Republican victories in years. Signs of Demo cratic dissension are everywhere. The cut-thront policies of the candidates have led to such confusion that Democratic workers have accepted as truth the general rumors that the bosses of the machine have thrown the ticket and are letting every "nominee work out his own salvation. Sixty Years a Democrat At Bachmansvllle John T. GOBS, well known throughout that section for his independent political tenden cies, presided at the Republican meet ings and occupying a prominent seat was Joseph Grubb, a retired farmer, nged 83. who has voted regularly for the past sixty years and every year has cast his ballot for the Republican ticket. "I've seen the times when the Republicans were all split up in this district," he said last night, "but I have never known a year when they were so solidly for the ticket as right, now. This township Is going io roll up the biggest majority for the candi dates in a long time." William E. Houser. candidate for register: James E. Lentz, for record er: H. W. Gough, for controller, and Michael E. Stroup, for district at torney, made the addresses. Meeting at Hershey The meeting at Hershey was a home-coming reception for Mr. Snavely and the people turned out and gave him a right warm welcome. The prospects are bright for the biggest Republican majority there in years. Prof. Kuppenhaver, of the local schools, presided most gracefully and gave each of the many speakers a complimentary introduction. Almost all of the candidates, ex cept Charles C. Cumbler, who was un able to be present, made addresses and Senator Beidlenian came in late from Philadelphia In time to be given a rousing welcome and to say that in all parts of the county, during the most careful canvass he has ever made, he finds conditions ripe for an over whelming Republican majority in November. "Don't you men listen to the foolish stories of a machine-picked Republi can ticket that certain newspaper writers are telling you," he said. "You know who picked Frank Snavely, your fellow townsmen. You know that you picked him at an open primary in which there were many candidates In the field, and that is the way the re mainder of the candidates were chosen." [THE WEATHER, For HarrUhorn and vicinityi Fair and cooler to-night, probably llltht front; lo«f»t temperature about 44 degree*) Saturday fair, continued eool. For Kaatern l'ennaylvanlat Fair to-night, probably frosti cooler In south portion) Saturday falrt gentle to moderate northwest nlnds becoming variable Satur day. River The Susiiuebannu river will rise afternoon and to-night and be gin to fall Saturday. Its principal tributaries will continue to fall. A stage of about 0.2 feet la Indi cated for Harrlsburg Saturdav morning. General Conditions > ''he high pressure area from the West now covers nearly all the country enst of the Rocky moun tains except the extreme north east and southeast portions, where pressure continues rela tively low. It Is cooler In the Ohio Vallev, Mid dle and North Atlnntlc Stntes and In the Lpper St. I.awrence Val ley. Temperature! 8 a. m., SJ. Sum Rises, «!i'3 a. M.i seta, S:l« p. m. Moon i Rises. 5i."57 p. m. River Stage: 5.4 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, 7«. I,ow'eat temperature, Bl». Mean temperature, BR. IVormnl temperature, 52. IX HARRISRI'RG TOMIGHT Second day sessions of twenti eth annual Teachers' Institute at Central High School. West Falrview Centennial Cele bration. Pure Food Show at Chestnut Street Auditorium. DEMOCRATS IN HOPELESS SNARL BEG FOR HELP Deserted by Indifferent Bosses They Bring Pressure to Bear THAT FRITCHEY BANNER Hatz and Stucker For Assistant District Attorney; Sliuler For Detective Desperate efforts are being made by the Democratic candidates to have the bosses of the Democratic machine "do something" for them. The whole cam paign up to this time has been without organization and there is a distinct ab sence of "ammunition," so plentiful last year. Indeed, so great has been the indifference of the self-constituted Democratic "leaders" that the candi dates are driven almost to distraction. The "fusion" slate was put through ir September with the distinct under standing that everybody on it was to have the full support of the Demo cratic machine. The bosses were sup posed to be in hearty accord. Then came the first fly In the oint ment when it was discovered that the McCormick interests were lukewarm, to say the least, on the C. Albert Fritchey nomination. This faction had fought so hard and spent so much time and money In Dauphin countv to unhorse the Fritcheys that it might have been known from the first it would not line up for Fritchey at the polls. That Fritchey Banner Fritchey was one of the last to realize this, but when he and his friends were persuaded that he had been cut adrift they dragged to his rescue the other [Continued on Page ft] SIO,OOO Fire Destroys Big Store at Washingtonboro Special to The Telegraph Columbia. Pa., Oct. 22.—Fire early this morning threatened the destruc tion of Washingtonboro, along the river front, south of here. The store of Frank Witmer was totally destroy ed, and a loss of SIO,OOO will be reached. Aid was summoned from Columbia to help fight the fire and the firemen responded. Dwellings in close proximity to the store were saved by hard work. Scout Cruiser Will Be Fastest Ever Constructed By Associated Tress Washington, D. C„ Oct. 22.—The ten scout cruisers contemplated in the five year naval building program to be recommended to Congress will be the swiftest vessels of this class ever built if tentative plans now tinder con sideration hy the administration are approved. They will be of greater dis placement than the cruisers Salem, Chester and Birmingham the only craft of the kind now in service, hut will have a sustained speed of thirty knots or more an hour and a maximum speed probably in excess of the thirty five knot Rait at which the giant bat tle cruisers to be built will be able to travel in an emergency. John C. Nissley Dropped by Baptists From Board Special to The Telegraph Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 22. John <'. Nissley of Harrisburg, Pa., a Dauphin county representative in the State Legislature has been disp'aced as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania Baptist General Con ference by J. Denny O'Nell a promi nent local option advocate. There seems to lie no question that Mr. Nissley was removed because of his opposition to local option during the last session of the Legislature. Greece Will Maintain Armed Neutrality Policy Rome. Oct. 22, via Paris, 2.30 p. ni. —From information available here to day. it appears that the Greek govern ment Is likely to reply to the represen tations Just made l»y the allies that Greece will abide by her policy of armed neutrality. CHARLTON VERDICT SOOX By Associated Press Como, Italy, Oct. 22. Via Paris 11:50 A M. - The trial of Porter Charl ton on the charge of having murdered his wife, was resumed to-day Micelll Picardi. Charlton's chief counsel was present in court to-day. although he has not completely recovered from his Illness. Charlton s physical condition has Improved, and It is expected there will be no further Interruption of the trial. A \ erdict is looked for by next Tuesday or Wednesday. GARZA CLOSES OFFICES By Associated Press New Orleans, Oct. 22.—Jose Garz*. in charge of the Villa consulate here closed the consular offices yesterday and delivered to local CarranV.a repre sentatives his records and office prop erty, expressing a desire to "contribute to the early pacification of our coun try." ADVENTISTS MAKE GAINS By Associated Press Washington, D. C., Oct. 22.—A gain of 1 1,287 or 9.85 per cent, in mem bership of the Seventh Day Adventlst Church for the year 1914 is shown in the annual report of H. E. Rogers statistical secretary of the generai conference of that denomination made public to-day. HARRISBURG, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 22, 1915. BIG PARADE MARKS ONE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY; WEST FAIRVIEW §^£tik r T flb .?* Ve ♦® roup are prominent in the big celebration at West Falrview. From left to right, they are: w ?6 « Lantz ' J rea A urer .° » e •f 00 '? Flre Company, and an aid in to-day's parade: Russel Sherrick, chief of tho ?. W m If Arthur B. Hoke president of the Good Will Company; Mrs. Mary l.ouisa Hoover, who enjoys the distinction of having been the first girl baby to be born In West Falrview. She is now 81 years old VITAL PROBLEMS ARE CONSIDERED Prominent Theologian Dis cusses "The Church and the Social Question" CHRISTIANITY IS SOLUTION The Rev. Dr. John McDowell Claims Child of the Church Is of Extreme Importance Problems of vital importance to the church were discussed by the Rev. Dr. John McDowell, a prominent Balti more theologian, before two big meet ings in Covenant Presbyterian Church last evening. His first address was on "The Chal lenge of the Church to Men." He asserted Christianity is the only solu tion of all our modern problems and affirmed that too many are treating it as though It were an incidental rather than an essential of life. At the second meeting he spoke be fore men only on "Tho Church and [Continued on Page 15.] GREECE WILL NOT CHANGE POLICY London Press Expresses Doubt at Ability of Allies to Gain Support By Associated Press Greece is likely to reply to the representations of the entente allies that she will abide by her policy of armed neutrality, according to in formation that has reached Rome. Doubts that the aid of Greece to the cause of the allies can be secured no matter what inducements are of fered are voiced in the London press. Suggestions that the British fleet in the Mediterranean be used to enforce the representations made are again heard. Despite the odds against them the Serbians are not discouraged, accord ing to British and French officers who have been at the Serbian front in tho north, a Salonikl dispatch states. Tho desperate resistance of the Serbians held the Austro-German forces to an advance of but eight miles in nine days in the Raha sector, one of the principal points of attack. Sinking by the Germans of three British steamers which were detained at Hamburg at the beginning of the war—the City of Berlin, the Auk and the Iris—is announced in London. The circumstances of the sinking are not explained. Application For Transfer of Liquor License to West End Withdrawn Application of Fred W. Ebel, pro prietor of the National Hotel, Fourth and State streets, for a transfer of his liquor license to 1802 North Fourth street was withdrawn this morning. To-day had been fixed by the Dau phin county courts for hearing the pitition for transfer. Some 1300 resi dents of the Eleventh ward had remonstrated against the opening of a hotel in that ward because of the fact that it was residential locality, that the hotel was not needed and because of the proximity of the pro posed location to a fireliouse and a schoolhouse. Ministers and church men of the congregations of the ward were in court in force and the school board was represented bv D. D. Ham melbaugh and Dr. F. E. Downes. Before the case opened however, Charles H. Bergner, counsel for Mr. Ebel asked permission to withdraw the application until the regular license court In February, 1916. The hotel man, whose place is .to be occupied by the capitol park extension com mission, has been notified that he need not move before next Spring DIES OF HEART ATTACK George W. McKay, a brother of Wil liam S. McKay, a hotelman of 306 Strawberry avenue, died suddenly at his home. 114 Chestnut street, shortly before noon to-day. Death was due to heart trouble, from which Mr. McKay had been ill for some time. F uneral arrangements are Incomplete, j Biggest Event• of Three-Dag Celebration Attracts Great Crowds to West Shore Town; Success of Affair Surpasses Fondest Hopes of Commit tees Special to The Telegraph West Falrview, Oct. 2 2.—For flve minutes this afternoon hundreds of residents of this old town stood with bowed heads while the bells in the church towers peeled forth their tones in observance of the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of West Fair view and to honor the memory of those who helped build the town and who died here. Thus was to-day's program, the big gest of the week, started. At the con clusion of the ringing of the bells shortly after 2 o'clock the big parade, the biggest in the history of the town, was started on Its way over the princi pal streets which were lined with sev eral thousand spectators. The signal for the ringing of the church bells was; given by Mr. and Mrs. George U. Smith and for the first time the bell of the ned home of the Good Will Fire Company No. 1, was heard by the residents of this bor ough: Mr. and Mrs. Smith donated the bell to the tire company and they were accorded the honor of being the 1 [Continued on Page 9] BELGIANS WILL NOT BE EXECUTED Women and Men Condemned to Death, Pardoned by Em peror William By Associated Press London, Oct. z2. —Emperor William has notified King Alfonso that he ha 3 pardoned the Countess de Belleville, Mile. Thulier and the other Belgians condemned to death in Belgium for aiding in the escape of prisoner-sol diers, says a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company from Madrid. The Countess Johanna de Belleville, Mile. Louise Thulier, a school teacher; Philip Baucq, an architect, and Louis Zvrin, a chemist, were mentioned in the official proclamation announcing the execution of Miss Edith Cavell as having been sentenced to death by the German authorities in Belgium. The proclamation also gave the names of twenty-three parsons who had been sentenced to various terms of Impris onment. Pope Benedict. King Alfonso of Spain and President Wilson are said to have Interceded with Emperor William on behalf of these persons, and the emperor was reported to have ordered a suspension of the execution of the sentences in order that he might make p. detailed examination Into the cases. Miss Cavell Reported to Have Met Death Bravely By Associated Press London, Oct. 22.—The Amsterdam correspondent of the Dally Express sends a story concerning t lie case of Miss Edith Cavell. which, he says, he secured from an intimate friend of the British nurse. The dispatch fol lows: "She had long been suspected by the Germans, but always refused to leave so long as there was a single wounded man left In Brussels, saying that duty compelled her to remain where there was suffering. It is believed that be fore her arrest she was spied upon. "Little is known of the trial, but it is reported that when the president of the court asked if she wished to add anything to her defense or to sign a request for the German emperor's par don she merely shrugged her shoul ders and walked out. She was as brave before the German rifles as she had been before the court-martial and refused to have her eyes bandaged. She pinned a small Union Jack on her dress." CALLS RED CROSS MEETING By Associated Press New York, Oct. 22.—Miss Mabel T. Boardman, chairman of the board of directors of the American Red Cross, was in New York to-day to arrange for a meeting to be held In the home of Mrs. Whltelaw Reld here on De cember 9 to consider the ■ prepared ness of the Red Cross. BRITISH STKAMKHS SUNK Tendon, Oct. 22. 12:60 P. M, "The British steamers City of Berlin Auk and iris, which were detained at Ham burg at the outbreak of the war, have been sunk by the enemy." This state ment from letters Is all that the cen sor will permit to be published at pres ent. BATTLE FRONTS WILL BE SHOWN Famous Travcloguer to Ex hibit Recently Made Films of Trenches GERMANY FIRST TOUR Kaiser and Von Hindenburg Will Be Seen in Realistic Pictures of War Germany, in peace and war time, will be the first country toured in pic ture by Prank K. Roberson, the world wide traveler and famous traveloguer, in beginning his engagement, under auspices of the Telegraph, at the Chestnut Street Auditorium next Thursday evening. Hundreds of feet of ew motion picture film, secured on the battle fronts of Kurope within the last month and a half will be used in the travelogue. The Kaiser resplendent in gold [Continued on Page 9] DID ROYAL FAIL TO BACK OFFICER? Police Circles All A-gog Over Executive's Attitude To ward Sergeant Mayor John K. Royal's latest effort to play peanut politics—unless he has something up his sleeve that hasn't developed as yet—is causing a whole lot of discussion in police and muni cipal circles. The tale deals, 'tis said, with the ride round town that ex-Mayor Meals enjoyed with the local and Reading poli"emen some months ago when the Kerns city coppers came here to play bail. Dr. Meals joined the procession along the route and Mayor Royal so the story goes, grew very very peevish about it. He even took Sergeant Amos Drabenstadt, manager of the baseball to task about the matter. Ob viously as manager of the baseball team Drabenstadt shouldn't have per mitted the former mayor to go along at all. Just what the sergeant could have done under the circumstances wasn't considered at all, it seems by the city's chief executive. Howtever that's only a part of the story. Mayor Royal's attitude since then toward his police sergeant is what has caused the talk in police circl'-i. Whether or not it might have serious results in an emergency when the question of discipline is at stake is a matter of conjecture. For Mayor Royal, 'tis said, has even allowed his peevishness against Drab enstadt to go the extent of failing to officially support the sergeant in dis ciplining two members of the force for more or less serious Infractions of the regulations. Naturally these policemen are grin ning at their superior officer. But Sergeant Drabenstadt is helpless. Municipal and police circles, are re calling that Mayor Royal only a few months ago made one of the biggest grandstand plays of his career In Council when he mourned—for news paper publication, of course—the fail ure of Commissioners Bowman, I->ynch and Taylor to support his sum mary dismissal of a police officer "for insubordination." After, according to the officer In question, a fair hearing the man was dropped from the force, but not until after Mayor Royal had had lots of big type and much space of the heart rending variety. Mrs. Barbara Conklin Dies at Church Service Special to The Telegraph | Columbia, Pa., Oct. 22.—While breathing forth a prayer Mrs. Barbara Conklin, fell back in her pew in the Salome United Brethren Church, last evening, and expired a few minutes later. She was attending a special prayer service conducted by the new paßtor, the Rev. P. H. Balsbaugh. She was 67 years old, and appeared in the best of health only a short time before. Dr. Roop was summoned and pro nounced death due to apoplexy. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Abram Gramm, with w'hom *he lived. TROOPS RUSHED TO TEXAS BORDER FOR PROTECTION 28th Regiment of Infantry Or dered From Galveston to Har lingcr by War Office FUNSTON IN COMMAND Army Doing All It Can to Leg ally Check Raids ou U. S. Border By Associated Press Washington, D. C., Oct. 22.—The twenty-eighth Regiment of Infantry has been ordered from Galveston to Harlingen, Texas, by the War Depart ment as a result of the renewal of bandit raids on the Texas border towns. The troops will be used by General Ftinston to give added protection to small posts such as that at Ojo de Agua, where three soldiers were killed and eight wounded yesterday morning in a bandit attack. The Twenty-third Infantry, now at Jacksonville, Fia,. In connection with tilt national rifle matches there, will be returned to Galveston, where it will be held in reserve for use on the border. Officials explained to-day that the army was doing all It legally could do to check the border bandit raids. The [Continued on Page IB.] STEEL ME NT IX SESSIOX By Associated Press Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 22.—Between 400 and 500 of the nation's leaders in the steel industry are here to-day in attendance upon the sessions of the Fall meeting of the American Iron and Steel Institute which opened this morning in the Hotel Statler. The delegates included practically all the executive heads and operating ex perts of American iron and steel plants. Judge Elbert H. Gary, chair man of the board of directors of the United States Steel Corporation pre sided. PARIS WELCOMES REPORT By Associated Press Paris, Oct. 22. - The Paris news papers welcome Great Britain's re ported offer to cede Cyprus to Greece, as a sign that the entente diplomacy has entered the domain of reality. BRYAN HERE NOVEMBER 5 Harrisburg. William Jennings Bryan, ex-Secretary of State, will speak here Friday, November 5, on the "Euro pean War and Its Lessons." EXPLOSION DESTROYS TUG Wilmington, Del., Oct. 22. The tug Natalia of the Coast and Lake Construction Company of New York City, after having taken on seven hundred gallons of gasoline at Delaware City, this afternoon, was practically destroyed by an explosion. The cause is unknown. It was anchored at a wharf in the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Three were injured. ONE KILLED; SIX HURT IN AUfo CRASH Conneaut, 0., Oct. 22. —Charles Feidler was instantly killed, C. R. Owens was fatally crushed, and five other men less seriously hurt, when an automobile in which they were riding was wrecked just east of this city early to-day. All the victims are residents of Erie, Pa. TWO DIE IN DYNAMITE EXPLOSION Pottsville, Pa., Oct. 22. Frank Stokus and Michael Condrack, both of New Philadelphia, were blown to pieces by a premature explosion of a large quantity of dynamite in the mine of the Silver Creek colliery of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company near this place to-day. INVASION COST 60,000 MEN London, Oct. 22, 2.35 P. M. A dispatch reaching London from Nish to-day says official announcement has been made at the Serbian capital that the losses of the Austro-German army of invasion have reached 60,000 dead, wounded and prisoners. The Serbians are said to have re pulsed the invaders. CARRANZA LEADER PROMISES HELP Brownsville, Tex., Oct. 22. —An active campaign against bandits on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande by General Eugenio Lopez, Carranza commander in Mata moros, was promised to-day by Jose Z. Garza, Carranza consul here. Mr. Garza said General Lopez had requested more troops in order to handle the Mexican side of the raids. MARRIAGE John William Caiman, Steeltun. and l.llllan Alwllda Clapper, Oberlla. 24 PAGES POSTSCRIPT— FINAL BULGARS DRIVE / OPPOSING ARMY OVER THE VADARI Berlin Announcement May Mean Defeat of Allied Troops in Serbia GERMANS ARE REPULSED Paris Reports Attacks Unsuc cessful; Italians Arc Ad vancing in Austria Bulgarian troops have driven an opposing force across the Vardar river in Southern Serbia, south of Strumitsa, the German war office an nounced to-day. • The Barliri announcement may mean a defea' for the entente troops which were reported to have ad vanced into Serbia at this point on their way to the assistance of the distressed Serbian armies, although other recent advices have been that the allied reinforcements for the Ser bians were being held at Saloniki un til sufficient forces were assembled to carry out the contemplated operation. The Nish-Salonikl railroad line ;n the section south of Strumitsa fol lows closely the course of the Vardar river and the reported Bulgarian vic tory may indicate that the cutt! of the railway at a new point, not far north of the Greek border, is eitner an accomplished fact or is Imminent. Bulgarian forces have had another success further to the North, having reached and occupied Kumanovo. also on the Nish Saloniki line, about thirty miles south of Vranys, where the.v had previously cut the line and about 18 miles northeast of Uskub. Occupation by the Bulgarians of Veleze, in Macedonia, where a great battle was reported to be raging also is announced by Berlin. In the North, the Austro-German forces are pressing on; progress to new lines of both General Von Koe vers and those of General Von Galtz. On the Russian front repulse by the Germans of attacks in the Barano vichi region are claimed. An important advance for the Ital ian armies invading Austria is re ported from Verona. Greece, according to a London, newspaper report, has rejected Great. Britain's offer to cede the island oj Cyprus in exchange for Greek partici pation In the war on the side of tha allies.