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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 256 TAYLOR CHALLENGES DUNKLE TELLS TRUE STORY OF FIRE APPARATUS BIDS Dnnkle Offered Same Appara tus to Williamsport at Lower Prices Than He Bid in Harrisburg; Most of His Parts Made by Workmen of Other Cities; Morton Apparatus Now in Use Much Repaired WANTS FRIEND AT COURT, IS CHARGE Wants Taylor Defeated in Hope That Gross, Closely Identified With Company, Would Be in Office When $60,000 Is Spent For More Apparatus For City After challenging Samuel F. Dunkle, president of the Morton Truck and Tractor company, to meet him in open debate in the. court house to-night, so that the people ot' Harrisburg may know the true story concerning the recent purchase of fire apparatus for the city, and being refused by Mr. Dunkle, M. Harvey Taylor, commis sioner of parks and public property, to-day made a statement for publica tion in which the following were the high points: l>unklc is the president of the Morton Tractor company, an<l therefore his statements must be considered in the light of those of «n unsuccessful and disgruntled bidder. Repeated repairs have been re quired for .Morton apparatus now in use by the city. It was Mr. Taylor's desire to set for the city five pieces of appara tus for the §IB,OOO at his disposal. And this he would not have been able to do if he had accepted Dunklc's hid. At the same time Mr. Dunkle was offering his combination wagon to tlie city of Harrisburg, at $4,000, he was offering it to at 8:5900 with freight paid to Williamsport; this not in cluding the expense of a demon strator. which if counted in would bring his price in Williamsport down to about $3700 for the same machine he asked the city of Har risburg to buy for $4,000. Morton, Dunklc's manager, as sured Mr, Taylor in conversation at the park board office, that his company would be willing to sell their standard combination wag ons to the city at $3400 each, but when it came to bidding the price was run up to $4,000, presumably thinking that Mr. Taylor would be forced into accepting the bid ow ing to it l>eing a home company. The real reason for Dunklc's libelous attack, says Taylor, is that he wants to sec K. 55. Gross elected to council, along with the other Democratic candidates, for the reason that Gross is closely identified with the Morton com pany, and about $60,000 is to he spent for fire apparatus within the next two years. Shrewd Mr. Dun kle naturally would like to have n friend at court." Mr. Taylor's Statement Mr. Taylor's formal reply to Mr. Dunkle's article in The Patriot of this morning is as follows: "The attack upon me by Samuel F. Dunkle, president of the Morton Truck and Tractor Company, In The Patriot of this morning is a misrepresentation of the facts in the case, presented in a cowardly manner as a last minute argument which he hoped I would not be able to answer. "As soon as Dunkle's attack came to my attention, T issued the follow ing challenge to him. which he was afraid to accept: Harrisburg. Pa., November 1, 1915. Mr. S. f. Dunkle. Harrisburg. Pa. Dear Sir:- I have just read in the "Patriot" a statement, said to have been made by you, relative to the pur chase of apparatus for the Har risburg Fire Department. Vou have wilfully misrepresented the 'd are absolutely unfair in >our— statements, and I therefore challenge you to a iiersonal debate [Continued on Page 10.] THE WEATHER Harrisburg and vicinity* Fair nn«l Nnmfwliat warmer tn-nlKht Tofsdnv fair nml HHKIIIIV cooler. Knstcrn Pennsylvania i Partly cloudy to-night and TUMJRT, allKlitly cooler Tuesday. Fresh southwest to went wlnda. RIVER The SuMqtiehauna river and all It* tributaries will fall alowly ex cent the lower portion of the main river, which will remain nenrly sta tionary. A stage of about 3.7 feet Is Indicated for Harrisburg Toes day morning. GRNERAI, CONDITIONS Pressure Is low over the north ern half of the country east of the Rocky Mountains with center of depression north of Minnesota, It Is high over the South Atlantic and east Gulf States and west of the Rocky Mountains. The only precipitation that haa occurred In the I'nlted States In the last 24 hours f II In the form of n light rain In Oregon. Temperatures are 2 to de gree* higher than on Saturday morning over nearly all the terri tory eaat of the Missouri and Mis sissippi rivers. Temperature! K a. m.. 48. Sum Rises, 6.34 a. m. aeta, K. 03 p. m. Mooni .New moon, November 7, 2.52 a. m. River Stage: 3.S feet above loir water mark. VKSTFRDAY'S WKATHER Highest temperature. <l3. I, n west temperature. 42. Mean tempers lure, f!2. Normal temperature, 48. ; | KIND OF TRACTOR MORTON COMPANY WANTED TO SELL THE CITY J This is the type of tractor—not the Morton design, for there is no picture of that in existence, which the Morton Company wanted to sell the city, M. Harvey Taylor, City Commissioner, said to-day. As shown, it is simply a motor truck with a hook and ladder wagon hurig on the rear. This type is not satisfactory and never has been a success, he said. I Taylor's Challenge to Dunkle | Harrisburg, Pa., November 1, 1915. «jj Mr. S. F. Dunkle, Harrisburg, Pa. >|§ Dear Sir— s|S I have just read in the "Patriot" a statement, said to §2 have been made by you, relative to the purchase of apparatus Q3 for the Harrisburg Fire Department. You have wilfully mis represented the facts and are absolutely unfair in your state ments, and I therefore challenge you to a personal debate of this question in the Courthouse this evening at eight o'clock so that the people of Harrisburg may judge who was right. (p.; Kindly send your answer to this challenge by the mes- §§ fig senger delivering it, so that proper arrangements can be Si made to secure the use of the hall. gg Yours truly, Sg M M. HARVEY TAYLOR. m SEE CALIFORNIA BY TRAVELOGUE To Tour "Golden" State To night; Exposition Pictures Big Feature California and its wonderful fair are to be brought to Harrisburg to night. Harrisburg people are to tour the length of the "golden" State« midst the flowers and sunshine: they are to look upon the mighty grandeur of the Yosemite; they are to see for a dime what tourists from all parts of the United States have spent hundreds of dollars to see this summer the [Continued on Page 9.] Severe Earthquake Is Believed to Have Occurred at Some Point in Japan By Associated Press Washington, D. C., Nov. I.—A series of severe earth shocks were recorded ;by the Georgetown University's seis ! mograph here early to-day which lasted for about three hours. The first shock was felt at 2:49 a. m. The main phase of all the shocks was felt at 3:24 o'clock, the tremors dying away at 5:21. The disturbance is roughly estimated to have been about four thousand miles from Washington. The record indicated that the earth quake was an exceptionally severe one. The Rev. Francis A. Tondorf, the seismological observer, said tlie shocks must have heen disastrous judging from the indications on the peculiar record. He thought the quake probably was centered In Northeastern Siberia or Japan where shocks varying intensity are of al most dally occurrence. SBO,OOO Synagogue to Be Built in This City One of the largest Jewish syna gogues in Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia, will soon be erected In Harrisburg. It will cost not less thin SBO,OOO. Work will start within a year. This announcement was made yesterday afternoon, following a meeting of members of Kesher Israel congregation, Fourth and State streets, at which it was decided to unite with Chlsuk Emuna congrega tion, whose synagogue Is at Filbert and North streets. For several months efforts have been made to bring these two congre gations together in one body. The Chlsuk Emuna members sometime ago acted favorably on the proposi tion. Twice the Kesher Israel mem bers voted against it. Yesterday a ma jority voted in favor of one congrega tion. FALL OF VELES CONFIRMED By Associated Press Paris. Ncv. I.—The re-taking of Veles, Serbia, by Bulgarian troops, has been officially confirmed, according to a Havas dispatch from Athens filed yesterday. HARRISBURG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 1, 1915. BULGARS CONTINUE PURSUIT OF SERBS French Advance Post on Var dar Attack, but Enemy Was Forced to Retire The Bulgarian war office reported to-day a continuation of the pursuit of the Serbians along the whole front. Considerable progress has been made in the direction of Nish. Repulse of a Serbian counterattack in the upper Morga region is claimed. Bulgarian troops attacked a French advance post on the Vardar, near Krivolakin, Southern Serbia, but were obliged to retire after sustaining heavy losses, a Saioniki dispatch states. According to an Athens dispatch to a Paris news agency, the recapture of Veles. in Southern Serbia, by the Bul garians has been officially confirmed. Turkish reservists who had been engaged on the Gallipoli pensinula have been sent to Bulgaria, Thrace, according to a report from Constan tinople. Greek military circles, Athens ad vices state, believe that while the po sition of the Serbian army is difficult, it is not desperate. The campaign is developing as expected by the Greek experts, with the Bulgarians trying to cut off the Seriiian northern army, which is endeavoring to retreat in good order to its new line of defense. Relations between Greece and Bul garia continue friendly, it is reported by a Bucharest • correspondent, who points to the sticcess of a Greek com mission in negotiations for the pur chase from Bugaria of wheat which is to be exported by way of the Deldeag hatch railroad to Saioniki. A Milan newspaper has received word from Bucharest that two-thirds of the generals on the Rumanian headquarters staff at a meeting for discussion of the country's military policy declared in favor of entering the war on the side of the entente allies. Heavy fighting in the vicinity of Butte de Tahure, in the Champagne district in France, the position taken by the Germans in their latest drive, has not resulted in any material change in the relative positions of the contending forces, the Paris war office stated to-day. 8 WARRANTS TO DATE; 1000 WERE PROMISED With the issuing to-day of a war rant for Charles R. Miller, first pre cinct of the Third ward, charged with making false affidavit in declaring he could not understand his ballot and therefore needed assistance, the eighth arrest in the much-heralded sensa tional "crusade" of tho "law and order league." John P. Guyer, secretary, was predicted by Alderman A. M. Landis. Newspaper reporters quoted Guyer as variously fixing the number or would be arrests at 1000, 600 and 300. Hearings will be held by Alderman Landls at 7 o'clock to-night and among the witnesses subpenaed are M. Harvey Taylor, a city commis sioner. and Harry A. Foothorap, su perintendent of the Elliott-Fisher typewriter works. KING GEORGE IS IMPROVING By .Associated Press London. Nov. 1, Noon.—The condi tion of King George, who was Injured Thursday by a fall from his horse, continues to improve. BATTLE IN BALTIC REPORTED By Associated Press Stockholm, via London, Nov. I. The Dagblad says a battle took place between three German torpedoboata and a British submarine south of Ny nas Saturday, the submarine finally diving uninjured, while no Injury was Inflicted on the torpedoboata GOT MORE THAN THEIR SHARES OF THE PUBLIC PIE Democrats Declare Royal and Copelin Want to Keep Roth Feet in Trough Why Mayor John K. Royal and City Treasurer O. M. Copelin who, during the last fifteen odd years, are said to have received something more than SIOO,OOO in public office fees and salaries, should want to "draw down" another SIO,OOO between them for the next two years as City Commissioners, is a cause of considerable wailing and gnashing of teeth among many Demo crats. Both the Mayor and city treasurer have done very well at the public crib for several years and are said to have received in excess of SIOO,OOO. Allpwing deductions for salaries of clerks, etc., both "John" and "Owen" have had more than their share, is the wail of the rank and file. How liojmi "t;ot His" Mr. Royal has worked the taxpay ers as prothonotary, city treasurer, collector of school taxes, member of the board of tax revision, and as mayor. Always during that time he was a "stanch Democrat." Nevertheless, he's now willing, nay, eager to serve the "dear peepul" for another two years as councilman—at $2,500 a year. Incidentally he'll be "nonpartisan" to earn this salary, now. Mr. Copelin as a city official also did well. As treasurer and as col t lector of school taxes hosts of Demo crats declare he got more than a generous share of the public "pie"— even though lie is willing now to be "nonpartisan" like "John" to get the job. Ever since Mayor Royal backed and filled over the mayoralty situation, many and many a loyal old Democrat has been mighty peevish; Royal's de lay in announcing his intentions—he was holding off to see if the courts would allow it—prevented the naming of a candidate whom the party be lieve might have won and thus boost the party prestige and redeem the "lost cause" of 1914. Mr. Royal held off until too late and then decided he'd like to serve the people again in Council —at $2,500 a year. Mr. Copelin hasn't been unsellish, either, wail the Democrats. And it isn't fair, they say, for "Max" to in sist upon another whack at a public job—especially a two-year term at $2,500 a year. "If they've made these public office jobs a trough," observed one old party man bitterly, "there's no rea son why 'John' or 'Max' should try I to get both feet in it and want to ! keep 'em in for another two years— at $2,500 a year!" Hence the loud cries in the trenches \ of the Democrats. | IRA HOGG IS REAL NAME Puzzled Lieutenant, but Speeder Is Finally Correctly Hooked Special to The Telegraph Baltimore, Md., Nov. I.—"What's your name?" asked Lieutenant Casey, of the Northern police station, when a man was brought to the book for speeding. "Ura Hogg," >vas the answer. "Who's a hog?" asked the lieuten ant. "Why, I'm a Hogg—Ura Hogg," came the answer. "Your name is what I want," said the lieutenant. "That's what I have been giving you all the time," was the aliswer. "My name is Ura Hogg, capital U-r-a, capital l-t-o-double-g." "Oh! I ,gct you," exclaimed the lieutenant. CAR MOVEMENT RECORD ON PEN'NSY BROKEN Freight traffic for October on the Middle division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, brought a new record Tor car movement. During the month a total of 204.893 cars were moved. The previous record was in 1912, when a total of 203,000 cars were moved. Included in the record movement were 123,105 loaded cars and 81,783 empty cars. To handle these cars 2,- 825 trains were necessary. STOUGH LOSES SUIT Special to The Telegraph Lebanon. Pa.. Nov. I.—The Rev. Dr. Henry W. Stough, evangelist, has lost his fight in the Lebanon county court for dismissal of the injunction pro-; cured by District Attorney Paul O. i Adams restraining him from deliver-1 ing In the pulpit an address on "Who I Killed Cy Miller?" J TRACY, HEAD OF BIG PIPE PLANT, BOOSTS MR. LYNCH Former President of Public Works Roard Declares For Commissioner City Commissioner William H. Lynch, superintendent of streets and public improvements, is being strongly supported for re-election to City Coun cil by many of the most prominent businessmen of the city. These in clude former members of the several boards and commissions which achieved so much in the development of the Harrisburg program of public improvement. Among the letters which have been received by Mr. Lynch is one from D. E. Tracy, president of the Harrisburg Pipe and Pipe Bending Company and formerly president of the Board of Public Works, who has been an active, energetic and public-spirited leader in all the movements for the betterment of the city. Mr. Tracy's letter follows: October 20, 1015. Sir. \V. H. Lynch, Su|>erintcndcnt of Streets and Public Improve ments Harrisburg, Pa.: My Dear Sir—l am in receipt of your card or the 38th asking my vote for City Councilman at the <-online: election. lam pleased to assure you not only of my vote, but also of my support on that occasion for the following reason: Having served over eight years as a member of the Hoard of Pub lic Works. I am more lirmi.v con vinced than ever that the man agement of city alTairs should be a strictly business proposition, carried out upon the same prin ciples as are applied to the man agement of any well-regulated private corporation. With this idea always in mind, the Hoard of Public, Works secured for the • city good work at the lowest cost. 'Having been associated with you for about one year in your present capacity as director of this work. I know how well you supported the board in its desire to accom plish results. The experience gained by you during the past two years is an asset to the city, and as a strictly business proposition should not be lost sight of by the voter. A cor poration never dismisses a faith ful employe with years of experi ence to take on one without ex perience in their particular line no matter how good the personal character and reputation of the applicant may he. Applying this rule to city management, the voter should take into consid eration so valuable an asset toward which he mas a con tributor and vote for the man of experience who has proved him self capable. Wishing you success, I am, Very truly yours, D. E. TRACY. BLANCHE WALSH IS 1 DEAD Famous Actress Has Relapse After Operation In Cleveland Hospital Special to The Telegraph Cleveland. 0., Nov. I.—Blanche Walsh, the actress, died Inst night in a hospital where she was taken two weeks ago for an illness which re quired an operation. Miss Walsh's re fusal to disappoint an audience caused a relapse, from which she died. CHILI) DRINKS ACID While playing at her home this morning, Catherine Kegelman. aged a. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Kegelman, found a bottle of carbolic acid, and drank it. She was rushed to the Harrisburg hospital in a jitney, where every effort was made to save her Ijfe. Her condition is serious ac cording to physicians at the institu tion. i; telegraph": I TRAVELOGUE ii COUPON < ■ This coupon and 10c < > ! I will admit holder to ! ' • The Roberson Travelogue ■' :: "CALIFORNIA and :: :: THE EXPOSITION" j; | Monday Eve., Nov. Ist •' ;; Chestnut St. Auditorium ;; ' ' One-half the house only avail- ' ' I [ able for coupon admission. ! CHASED RABBITS ! ON SUNDAY; GAME ; WARDEN GETS TM Three Harrisburg Men Rounded : Up For Violating Sab bath Law FIRST ARRESTS OF KIND Two Carsonville Men Caught Walking Fields With Guns Are Fined Harry Frank, William Frank and | C. M. Hoffer, all of this city, were rounded up by State Game Warden C. B. Baum yesterday afternoon while chasing rabbits in fields outside of the city limits contrary to the new act of the Legislature, which prohibits the training of dogs and chasing of game as well as hunting on Sunday. | The arrests are the first of the kind to be made in this vicinity, although j , the act has been enforced in other I counties where gunners had been ! j making a practice of training their 1 1 dogs by chasing rabbits and other ! game on Sunday. The act was de i signed to give game one day's rest on 1 Sunday and many organizations have ; | backed it up. The three men arrested were fined $25 each. Warden Baum also arrested David Snyder and Frank Bordner, of Car sonville, on charges of hunting on Sunday. They were arrested with guns in their hands notwithstanding it was the Sabbath. They also paid $25 fines. The State game authorities propose to enforce the new act forbidding trailing of game on Sunday with vigor. REVIVAL BEGINS IX YORK Special to The Telegraph York, Pa., Nov. I.—With 3 3 congre gations in the city co-operating, the Rev. Dr. William E. Beiderwolf be ■ gan a six-weeks' evangelistic campaign ; here yesterday. i FAVOR QUADRUPLE ENTENTE By Associated Press Milan, Oct. 31, via Paris, Nov. I. At a meeting of the Rumanian head quarters' staff held to discuss the mili tary policy of that country, says the ' Corriere Delia Sera's Bucharest cor respondent, two-thirds of the generals declared in favor of entering the war on the side of the quadruple entente. General Averescu, former minister of war, was the chief advocate of inter vention. II K Skinner, Americar K ~'zy « •> 'r:;,,:::. oi>c of W . itrican C - f iint. ' C c Washmgto an, twenty- C J third company, Mai dgrass from m J : murine d tcticut were | slights i "hen nati\ 1 j itrol. Rear Admiral Caperton reported ( j i-d«y that quid WILSON WEDDI'r-. IN DECEMBER 1 ally announced to- ' | if President Wil- ■ "near the close ■ '' " ' '• •' • • . <'!;• H's iv>m« , 1 here. ' I WARRANT CHARGES LIBEL Search for William H. Myers, 170 Green street, an ' employe of the Post Office and the W Democ. candidate for assessor of the Twelfth Ward, was being ' made late this afternoon by ) have a Warrant for Myers' 2 rer t: charge c' c bel. The chai*. M' was preferred by famed B. Deshong J C IN BO! ' GS 1 # is place was # shot in the body and legs this morning when a companion t fired at a rabbit while he was in direct line. ) MAN HIT BY JITNEY MAY DIE ' / et, retired cor t tractor, hit by a jitney in Front- street this afternoon, is in # ternajly injured and may die, announced Or. F. W. Coovcr # iate this afternoor., 9 New York, Nov. I.—Bethlehem Steel Common, which C stands at the tor of the list of so-ca!! brides of Wall ( ft street for appreciation in m own nearly 75 g K points to 450 to- « / | MARRIAGE J 1 "• Boyd I.antz and Kthel M. HUcfclnnd, New Cumberland. ( ■ Ororiie 1„ Drpcw, Mifflin, and Carrie I>. Delbler, Harrlnbur*. « & Harry K. Ketrow nod Fragen V. HolMeln, city. P 1 John M. Drrr, city, and Pauline V. Klnard, Mcchanlraburf, K ■ Anthony J. Mlkn and Anna Fox, Steelton. S Alaaae Fetretr and Merl T. Taleff, Mteelton. £ POSTSCRIPT— FINAL 14 PAGES SHOWS REASON OF POOR BOARD YELP FOR SB,OOO AID Great Quantity of Meat Goes Bad For Lack of Proper Curing BURIED IN BARNYARD Hundreds of Cabbage Heads Let Spoil by Democratic Dittos Millersburg, Pa.; Nov. I.—At one of the largest Republican rallies ever held in this place, Senator E. E. Bei dleman on Saturday evening made an expose of the methods of the Demo cratic poor board that has set the whole upper end of the county talk ing. "Aside from the fact that this board has already spent all of its ap propriation for the year and has had to come to the county commissioners for SB,OOO, which will in itself not be enough, I have it from reliable author ity that a large quantity of hams, shoulders and sides of bacon were al lowed to spoil at the almshouse, be cause of lack of care in curing them, i Some of the meat was buried in the I barnyard, others of it in a deserted limekiln and more was fed to chick ens. I am also reliably informed that some hundreds of bushels of turnips ! rotted und hundreds of heads of cab -1 bage spoiled because of lack of care lin packing them. Is this the economy I of which we have heard so much?' "And, in addition. County Controller Gough had on his desk for some J weeks poor board warrants signed by John P. Guyer, the clerk, because they were drawn for money that was not !to (he credit of the board. If Guyer J had been a little more interested in ! keeping the books of his office anil I looking after Its duties and a little less with outside affairs, perhaps this might not have occurred." The meeting here was presided over by Harry M. Fairchilds, and addressee were made by the candidates.