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Russian Forces Again Check Von Hindenburg
LXXXIV — No. 249
Sideswiped and Turned Over
Into Ditch on Top of
Chauffeur Seriously Injured;
Six Others Have Narrow
Seven persons en route from Hum
melstown to Gettysburg this morning
had a miraculous escape from death,
when the automobile in which they
were riding was struck by a train on
the Middletown and Hummelstown
branch of the Philadelphia and Read
ing Railway.
The accident occurred at the Main
street grade crossing, TTummetstown.
The auto was sideswiped and was
turned over into the ditch, the occu
pants falling under the car. Those in
the car were:
Ralph Mulligan, chauffeur, Phila
delphia, left leg badly cut and bruised,
head cut, and internal injuries; taken
to the National hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Gay, Phila
delphia, scalp wounds, slight lacer
ations of the face and body bruises.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Barnes, Phil
adelphia, scalp wounds.
Miss Mary Fox,Hummelstown, slight
outs and bruises.
Robert T. Fox, assistant district at
torney, Hummelstown, slight cuts and
The party were overnight guests at
the home of Robert T. Fox, Hummels
town. They left, about 8.40 this morn
ing, intending to make a brief stop
in Harrisburg. The train left
Hummelstown for Middletown at 8.50
and wtas traveling at five miles an
hour, according to Paul Werner, en
gineer, and S. D. Hartz, the conduc
tor. The crossing is at the west end
of Main street.
%The automobile reached the crossing
just about the time the train came
around the surve a short distance
north of Main street. The chauffeur
made every effort to turn his car away
from the engine, and this, it Is believ
ed prevented a more serious accident.
Engine Sideswipes Auto
The engine sideswiped the automo
bile turning the car over into a ditch
near the road. All the passengers fell
[Continued on Page 7.]
Delaware College Gets
Present of $500,000
Wilmington, Del., Oct. 23. Official
announcement was made this morning
of a gift of a half million dollars to
Delaware College by an interested
• itizen whose identity the college
trustees are not permitted to disclose.
Of this sum $300,000 will be applied
to new buildings and $200,000 set aside
as an endowment fund to provide reve
nue for maintenance.
From the same anonymous source
Delaware College received gifts of
ground adjoining the present college
property to be used for extension pur
poses, the ground so acquired costing
nearly $200,000.
To Organize Young Men's
Hebrew Association
The organization of a Young Men's
Hebrew Association and Ladies" Aux
iliary ip Harrisburg will in all proba
bility be effected at a mass meeting
to be held this evening in the audi
torium of the Technical high school
building. The movement for the or
ganization was launched here several
months ago and already has a large
It Is proposed that the association
when formed will be affiliated with the
National Council, Young Men's He
brew Association, of New York.
In addition to speaking there is to
be music by the Y. M. H. A. orchestra.
It is expected that representatives of
every Jewish family in the citv will
Louis Brenner, field secretary of
the National Council, Y. M. H. A., New
York, is scheduled to be present and
make an address. The other speakers
will he Dr. George A. Treitnan, of this
city; Harry Zable, president of the
B'Nai congregation, of Reading, who
will speak in Yiddish, and M. Brenard
Hoffman, vice-president of the Young
Men's Hebrew Association of Pennsyl
The meeting will lie free, but chil
dren will not be admitted.
For Harrlilinrg and vl.-lnKv: Fair
to-night and Sunday] nllfchtly
warmer Sunday,
For Eastern I'enunvlvnnln s Fair to
night with front; Sondny fair,
■lightly warmer; gentle to mod
erate northerly winds.
* liT
The Snnquehannn river and nil Ita
branched villi full to-night and
Sunday except the lower portion
of the main river will reniafn
n»arly stationary to-night. A
stage of about 4.S feet Is Indi
cated for Harrlahurg Sunday
General Conditions
The pressure has Increased over
the greater part of the l.ake Re
gion and eontluuea high over the
central districts.
It continue* low over northeast*
era, extreme southeastern ana
southwest era districts and lias
decreased decidedly la the ex
treme Northwest. It la cooler In
the Atlantic States and over the
greater part of the I.ake Re
Tempers!urei Si a. m.. 4S.
Rum Rises, s. m i sets, (lilS
p. m.
Moon: Rises, 5i4R p. tn.
Hlver Stage 1 ,V 2 feet above low
water mark.
Ye*terd«y'a Weather
Highest temperature. «7.
lowest temperature, SO.
Mean temperature, BS.
Normal temperature, 52.
Italy's Soldiers on Offensive
to Relieve Pressure on
Serbian Border
Russian General Says His
Troops Will Land on Bul
garian Coast Soon
Italian front. Advices from Rome
and Vienna indicate that the offensive
movement of the Italians undertaken
presumably to relieve pressure on the
Serbian front. Is under full headway.
An official communication from Rome
states that this move is In progress on
the Tyrol and Trentino frontiers, along
the whole front to the sea.
The latest reports l'rom Vienna
state that the Italians were repulsed
with heavy lossts, although they suc
ceeded In reacning the Austrian po
sitions in some places. The Italian
staff, however, announces a series of
important successes. It Is stated the
Austrian line was pierced in several
sectors and that many Austrian posi
tions were captured.
German troops are following up
their recent offensive movements on
the French front but apparently no
fighting of great importance has de
veloped. The official report from
Paris to-day mentions three German
attacks and says that in each instance
the attacking parties were dispersed.
In Lorraine French forces occupied a
German trench.
Difficulties Encountered
An announcement made by the Ser
bian minister to Greece indicates that
the invaders of Serbia are meeting
with great difficulties. The minister
asserts that the Austro-German of
fensive south of Danube and Save has
been suspended for the time beingr,
and that In some sections the Serbians
have resumed the offensive. The mln
! ister also asserts that after reaching
Vranya, on the main Serbian railroad,
Bulgarian troops vacated the town.
Greek newspapers publish a note
setting forth the position of the Greek
Government. Greece makes known
her purpose of maintaining a friendly
attitude toward the entente powers,
but considers that It is not in their
province to interpret the Greco-Ser
bian treaty under the terms of which,
it is contended by the allies, Greece
is obliged to assist Serbia. A Russian
general detailed to the Serbian head
quarters Is quoted as having said that,
within a fortnight Russian troops will
land on the Bulgarian coast.
The German Federal Government
has decided to assume control of food
throughout Germany to equalize dis
tribution and prices. Hitherto the
state provincial authorities have per
formed this function. It Is stated In
Berlin that the food supply Is abun
Germans Deny Only 358
Vessels Have Been Sunk
By Associated Prest
Berlin, Oct. 23, by wireless to Say
vllle, "Competent German authori
ties deny the official announcement
made in London on October 20th that
only 183 British merchant vessels and
175 British fishing vessels had been
j sunk by submarines up to October
I 14,' says the Overseas News Agency.
"These authorities state that up to the
middle of October, 289 English trad-
I ing ships had been sunk and that up
;to September 14, 275 fishing vessels
had been destroyed, as shown by
statements published from time to
time in English newspapers. These
reports do not disclose all the facts,
and the actual number of ships sunk
in reality is still larger."
Federal Government
to Control Prices
By Associated Press
Berlin, Oct. 23, by .wireless to Say
ville. The German Federal govern
ment to-day decided to assume con
trol of the price and supply of victuals
throughout Germany. Up to the pres
ent time the State provincial authori
ties had been considered competent to
hand the food situation.
By Associated Press
Berlin, Oct. 23.—8y wireless to Say
i ville. The streets of Berlin were
(decorated gayl.v and Hags were dis
played on the public buildings and
private houses in honor of the birth
day yesterday of the Empress. All the
grandchildren of the Empress visited
her at Potsdam.
By Associated Press
London, Oct. 23. —It is learned in
banking circles that further plans are
under consideration for bringing back
normal conditions in the American ex
change market. Bankers concerned
in this undertaking say it has not been
advanced sufficiently to make public
its nature at this time.
By Associated Press
Paris, Oct. 23, 2.35 p. m. Yesterday
evening detachments of German troops
endeavored to advance from their
trenches near Bois en Hache and
Givenchy, but they were quickly dis
persed. according to the official state
ment given out by the war office this
Railroads Planning to
Move Italian Reservists
By Associated Press
Pittsburgh. Pa., Oct. 23. —Railroads
here to-day arranged to move some
4,000 Italian reservists from West
Virginia and Western Pennsylvania
who have been ordered to join their
regiments. Small bodies of 100 or
less were sent to New York every
night last week, but It was planned to
move the main body In four special
trains not later than next Wednesday
in order that they might immediately
embark on the waiting steamship.
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p i<s at
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Accused of Letting Friends Who Violated Traffic Ordinance
Down Easily; Fined Poor Jitney Drivers; Farmers
at Market Houses Who "Stood in" With Royal Were
Free to Do as They Pleased
Instructions to enforce the ci'y traf
fic regulations were Issued to all the
patrolmen yesterday by Mayor John
K. Royal.
The orders were passed according
to the mayor at the "urgent request
of the Motor Club of Harrisburg."
For months this club has been en
deavoring to have the traffic conditions
bettered and regulated in the city
streets and repeated requests, and even
demands had been made by members
of the club to have the chief executive
insist upon the enforcement of the
The Fortunate Ones
In some instances, say motorists,
there have been prosecutions but these
offenders as a rule are jitney driv
ers or chauffeurs who have no politi
cal or personal standing with Mayor
Royal or his friends: the fortunate
ones who enjoy these privileges are not
prosecuted but officers have been tip
ped off not to "push them too hard
because they're friends of the mayor."
Council's attention was officially
called to the laxity of the mayor's
attitude in this respect several weeks
ago when the Motor Club sent a com
munication to the body declaring that
the rules wtere not being enforced and
suggesting that the presence of the
ordinance on the statute boo"ks was
useless unless some effort was made
to enforce the law without regard to
personal feeling or favor.
Mayor Much Hurt
Mayor Royal was much hurt at the
Motor Club's letter. He mourned the
action in quite a speech at the Council
Members of the Club, however, are
weary of spending time and money in
an effort to regulate traffic condi
tions and in prosecuting violators
when their efforts amount to nothing
through the lack of co-operation by
the police department. Many an inci
dent has been mentioned of the fail
ure of Mayor Royal to enforce these
Important rules governing the oper
ation of vehicular and motor traffic.
Here arc a few of them:
A Few of the Offenses
One well-known citizen allownd his
machine, with the engine running to
stand along the curb for close to an
hour; then, with "cut out" open he
Republican Campaigners Meet
With Enthusiastic Reception
at Lykens and Wiconisco
Republicans in the upper end of the
•county rallied in large numbers last
evening to hear the Republican candi
dates discuss the. issues of the'cam
paign at Lykens and Wiconisco. The
meetings were among the largest held
in those towns in years.
[Continued on Page 7.]
Amsterdam, via London, Oct. 23. —
Emperor William replying to the con
gratulations extended by the King of
Bavaria on the occasion of the 500 th
anniversary of the Hohenzollern gov
ernment telegraphs:
"Although it is painful to mo after
my long reign of peace to be obliged
to take up arms In defense of the
freedom and honor of the fatherland,
T with Your Majesty and all German
princes confidently trust that the good
Lord will continue in support of *
just cause and grant us and our loyal
allies a victorious issue of- the light I
wickedly begun against us." 1
hustled through the Market street
subway without regard for the many
teams passing up and down the ap
In brief these are three distinct vio
lations of the traffic laws. A police
man arrested the offender but he w.is
released "because he was a friend of
the mayor." That officer too, by the
way, got a quiet tip to "go a little
easy hereafter with the particular citi
zen as "he wias a friend of the mayor."
On another occasion a similar in
stance occurred in Market street
where an officer stopped an offender
who was haled before the mayor—and
the word of censure was passed to the
policeman because of his "harsh
methods." He, too, was given to un
derstand that this sort of thing
couldn't be tolerated with "the friends
of the mayor." It was even suggested
that the policeman apologize.
True, all offenders weren't treated
Who the Mayor "Soaked"
One modest jitney driver was haled
before "His Honor" and fined $lO
for violation of the traffic regulations.
He hadn't the money to pay his fine:
he hadn't a friend "at court" as it
were—and he got a ten-day sentence
in jail.
The real story of Mayor Royal's in
sistency however is the story of John
A. Fackler, evidently a "friend" of no
little standing wfith the mayor. Fack
ler repeatedly violated the traffic reg
ulations at the Verbeke street market
house and Patrolman A. L. Heagy,
after warning him, haled the offender
before the city's chief executive.
Fackler was released. And a day
or so later Patrolman Heagy got this
little note from Col. Hutchison, chief
of police:
Officer Hca«y:
The Mayor requests that
sou do not give John A.
Fackler any trouble at Broad
Street Market to-morrow
about his wagon until you
can make u report to me
about it. He is a {treat friend
of the Mayor's.
.1, B. H.. .
Affidavit to this effect was sworn to
by Heagy before Alderman George
A. Hoverter on August 27, 1915.
Six Steers and Four Hogs Lost
at Stables of Harry
Annville, Pa., Oct. 23.—This morn
ins the stockyards 'and stables of
Harry Longenecker, near the Phila
delphia and Reading station here, were
totally destroyed by fire entailing a
loss of about $2,000, with no Insurance.
Six steers and four hogs were burned
to death. The fire was probably caus
ed by a spark from a passing freight
New York, Oct. 23.—Recommenda
tions will be made to Congress to en
act legislation to protect the dyestuff
Industry In America from unfair com
petition by European producers afterl
the war as a result of a meeting of the I
New York section of the Society of
Chemical Industry. Dr. Edward
Pratt, chief of the Bureau of Foreign
and Domestic Commerce, addressing
the meeting last night said that by
January 191. J. at least 16,000 tons of
dyfestuffs would be produced annually
ift America. ■ ,
Declare Defeat in Jersey Pre
sages Victory in Penn
Says All Four Amendments
Must Stand or Fall
Strange though it may seem there
Is considerable elation at the offices
of the Pennsylvania Woman Suffrage
Association in this city over
in Pennsylvania of the result bf the
New Jersey election. This effect
strictly speaking Is not a reaction, but
it is distinctly different from what is
usually produced by a reverse.
Of first importance in the informa
tion coming to suffrage headquarters
is the response to the warning which
was a part of the statement made by
Mrs. Frank M. Roessing, head of the
Pennsylvania suffrage forces, after the
New Jersey returns were in. In this
statement Mrs. Roessing called atten
tion to the fact that the New Jersey
election indicated that all four of the
proposed changes In the Pennsylvania
constitution would stand or fall to
gether. This, apparently, is now
thoroughly understood all over the
TnformaUon is also reaching here
that the fate of the movement In New
Jersey has had the effect of stimulat
ing the zeal of Its friends In this State.
The real nature of the opposition was
uncovered during the concluding days
of the New Jersey campaign and it is
realized that there must be a united
front by the friends of good govern
ment if the cause Is to win in Penn
As far as can be learned here, and
this Is a pretty good place to learn
things about politics throughout the
State, the political organizations are
maintaining a "hands off" attitude and
will so continue throughout the rest
of the campaign and on election day.
Dr. Samuel A. Baer,
Former H. H. S. Principal,
Dies in Maryland
Word was received in this city this
afternoon of the death of Dr. Sam
uel A. Baer, instructor of pedagogy at
the Maryland State Normal School at
Froatburg, Md.. and a former principal
of the Harrtsburg High school, now the
Central High school, this city.
Dr. Baer died at Frostburg last even
ing following a stroke of paralysis yes
terday morning. He is survived by
his widow, two sons, Joseph, a lieuten
ant in the United States army, and
Carl, a civil engineer, and a daughter,
Mrs. Jatnes R. Klnslow,. of Charlotte.
N. C., whose nusband was the first
president of the Harrisburg Rotary
Dr. Baer wtas principal of the Cen
tral High school until the Spring of
1904 when he resigned and went to
Reading where he remained until
about six years ago. He was succeed
ed here by Dr. Frederick E. Downes,
who was later elected superintendent
of the Harrisburg school district. Dr.
Baer was 70 years.
Echo of World's War
in Dauphin Courts in
Drug Action Today
The Inevitable e ho of the world's
war was heard in the Dauphin county
courts this morning when L M. Leber
man's Sons, Incorporated, filed an ac
tion agalst Dr. J. N. Clark, a druggist,
for the recovery of $165 on a bill for
Leberman alleges that on September
15 he ordered 1,500 pounds of glycerine
from Dr. Clark at the latter's quoted
price of twenty-four cents a pound.
After waiting a month Clark failed to
deliver the goods and the plaintiff had
to buy It elsewhere at fifty-five cents
a pound. The additional cost, he says,
amounted to $465, and he therefore sued
for that sum.
Dr. Clark, it is contended, was un
able to supply the goods as he figured
because of the lack of the drug brought
about by the demand for its use In the
trenches of European battlefields.
Club Cyclists Who Break
Traffic Rules Will Be
Requested to Resign
Members of the Keystone Motor
cycle Club who violate! city traffic
regulations more than one time and
are reported to the board of directors
of that organization will be asked to
resign, it was announced to-day.
Co-operation with the city authori
ties is urged by the officers of the club
and every member has been notified of
the penalty for violating traffic rules.
It was said at the meeting of the board
recently that, little trouble has been
| experienced in the city with motor
cyclists, but in order to prevent any
possible violations the question of
membership was fixed as a penalty.
Willingness was shown on the part of
the members, it is said, to comply
entirely with city regulations.
By Associated Press
New Tork, Oct. 23. One reason
why the aircraft of the nations of the
entente are not now making so many
attacks upon German cities as here
tofore is that the Germans have in
vented a new anti-aircraft gun with
an accurate range of more than 10,-
000 feet, according to Lieut. Paul
Arbon of the British Army Aviation
Corps. Lieut. Arbon, who arrived
here yesterday on board the Baltic
from Liverpool was sent over to in
spect some machines being built In
the United States.
Athens, Oct. 22, via Paris, Oct. 23.
—The Serbian minister to Greece an
nounces that the German operations
In tt\e north of his country have been
temporarily suspended. The Serbians
are said to have assumed the offensive
and at certain points to hs.ve forced
back the invaders. The German en
trenchments, he stated, extended only
a few kilometers along the line south j
of Belgrade.
"Everybody's" Parade Will Be
Last Feature of Centen
nial Program
Committee Endeavoring to
Raise Enough Money to
Clear Indebtedness
Special to The Telegraph
West Fairview, Pa., Oct. 23.—With
the passing of "Everybody's" parade
this evening, West Fairvlew's centen
nial celebration will be brought to a
Elaborate plans have been made for
the final feature and hundreds of
pieces of red fire will be set off to help
illuminate the town. The West Fair
view Band will head the procession
and all of the liomecomers and resl
[Continucd on Page
Von Hindenburg's Drive
Has Again Been Checked
By Associated Press
London, Oct. 23, 12.37 p. m.—The
latest official news from Petrograd j
gives some indication that Field Mar
shal Von Hindenburg's drive toward
the Baltic port of Riga has again been
checked and that nearer the center
of the German lines, German counter
attacks have been repulsed. Fighting
on the left bank of the Styr continues
and the Russians assert they have
made further captures of large num
bers of men. In t.ie Caucasus lively
actions, in which cavalry Is taking an
important part, are reported. Vienna
acknowledges Austrian troops have re
tired in Gallcla under the pressure of
superior Russian forces.
By Associated Press
Washington. D. C., Oct. 23. —Bear
ing official notification of the recogni
tion by the United States and the
Latin Republics of the government in
Mexico represented by General Venu
stiano Cari'anza, Eliseo Arredondo,
confidential agent here for Carranza,
left to-day for Saltillo, Mexico, to meet
his chief. He w;ill personally convey
to General Carranza notes of recogni
tion from Secretary of State Lansing
and the diplomatic representatives
i here of the Latin-American countries.
middleweight champion pugilist, to-day beat on points m
Jimmy Clabby, of Hammond Ind., the world middleweight C
champion, at the stadium here. 1
Brcwnsville, Tex., Oct. 23.—Ranchmen living along the «
Rid Grande, near McAllfen fifty miles west of here, to-da'y I
appealed to Governor Ferguson for protection for their lives i
and property. If this cannot be had their appeals say, they '
ask immunity from prosecution in order that they may at 1
their own risk cross the Rio Grande and get back property
stolen frorp them and taken to Mexico. %
Philadelphia, Oct. 23.—William H. Donner, president C
of the Cambria Steel Company and chairman of the Board S
of the Pennsylvania Steel Company, is a rival of Charles M. %
Schwab for the purchase of a controlling interest in Pen; %
sylvania Steel, according to the latest turn in the ne- \
chwab to take over Pennsylvania X
St-el and merge it with the Bethlehem Steel Corporation un- %
doubt< Jly have met a snag, according to reports here th: 4
afternoon. m
New York, Oct. 25.—Business booked by the steel mills 1
durixii; the week, made public to-day show that the enormous m
' total of nearly 800,000 tons was contracted for. Inquiri< ft
for supplies, it is stated, which are pending, are even in ft
greater volume. m
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 23.—A man believed to be Har- ft
M vey Herman, Jr., 58 Fountain street, New Haven, Conn., who m
m disappeared a few hours before the hour set for his wedding m
J ceremony, committed suicide in a hotel here to-day. %
Washington, Oct 23. Formation of an American a
Trust Company, similar in organization to the Netherland:. m
Overseas Trust, to handle American products abroad with \
assurances that they will not reach the belligerents was an- f
nouncsd to-day by Secretary Redfield of the Department a
of Commerce. a
Newark, N. J., Oct. 23.—The Rev. Louis R. Palment in- g
dieted for arson, was acquitted. ■
New York, Oct. 23. T. Waldo Story, the sculptor, died %
at his home here to-day. He had been seriously ill for some #
days, suffering from a brain clot, * W
I Harry M. '"(Tft. Sand Hcnoh, and Mnrj- C. Pflffer. Derry Chvreh. f
Karl S, Prtmell and ftuaan R. Oavla, New fumbrrland. a
Harry M. Rra«h#am and Crnra Wlaenford, f
John F. Moore, IVnbrook, and Katie Mubtna Rhine, Derry Cfenrefc. ft
Joaeph Daniel Sllve and Sadie Agnea Sltea, Halifax. 1
Chief of All Departments Re
quested to Have Employes
Stop Unlicensed Films
Dr. Brumbaugh Says That Hp
Has Heard of Unlicensed
Films Being Displayed
Governor Brumbaugh has addressed
a letter to the head of each depart
ment of the State government asking
them to request a llattaches of their
offices to assist in the proper enforce
ment of the law governing moving pic
tures in Pennsylvania by promptly re
porting every film displayed without
State license. Similar requests will he
made of all State officers and district
attorneys and other officers will be in
vited to help.
i The Governor's letter is as follows:
j 'lt has come to my attention
that here and there throughout
the State moving picture films
have been displayed that have not
been approved by the Pennsylva
nia State Board of Censors for
Moving Picture Films.
It is of the utmost importance
that only films approved by the
Board of Censors of this Common
wealth should be exhibited in this
Will you. therefore, be kind
enough in the interest of a proper
enforcement of this law to request
of all employes of your depart
ment. who at any time in attend
ance at a public moving picture
exhibition should see displayed
any film not approved by the
Pennsylvania Board of Censors,
immediately to notify the Board
of the time, the place and the
character of such film.
This co-operation on the pari
of your people will be greatly ap
By Associated Press
Amsterdam, Oct. 23. via t-ondon.
The Telegraaf publishes an article
from its Antwerp correspondent under
the title "the paternal administration
of Belgium" In which it is said that
some weeks ago a French woman,
Madame Louise Frenay wai executed

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