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'WhatHappenedToJane"~AStoryol UniversalAppeal--Begii , 7 i:: jhf HARRISBURG aSUSi TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 263 BRANDS TALE OF VICE CESSPOOLS AS ''PURE Police Captain Declares In vestigators Would Pat Evi dence Before Him, if They Really Knew of Any Open Hoase of 111 Repute "SOCIAL SURVEYORS" WAITING, THEY SAY Reform Manager States De tectives Are Still Work ing and Will Lay Proof Be fore Authorities "At the Proper Time" "Fakes, pure and simple," is what Acting Chief of Police Joseph P. Thompson to-day branded the stories given to the press yesterday by A. H. White, State manager of the Amer ican Civic Reform Union. The published stories Included ex tracts of addresses made by Mr. White and Captain Owen O. Wlard, president of the International Asso ciation of Licensed Detectives, in six churches of this city and the suburbs. In these addresses before the church people of the city, both speakers de clared that Harrisburg is filled with vice cesspools and declared conditions here to be "on a par with conditions in Pittsburgh and Chicago." Both speakers claimed that their remarks were based on facts gleaned after a careful social survey of Harrisburg. "I do not Intend to get into a controversy with these good gentle men," said Captain Thompson this morning. "But I have no knowledge of houses of ill fame which are wide open; I know of no soliciting being done in the open: and as for wine rooms, there are no public drinking houses in this city which conduct rooms for private drinking parties. Those who drink in this city, do so in public drinkigrooms, where to the best of my knowledge the laws of the commonwealth are being obeyed. Where's the Evidence? the acting police chief, "I should be more than pleased to have the evi dence laid before proper authorities and prosecution will follow. It seems to me that the investigators, if they are sincere, will come to officials with their complaints about conditions and will not prate and chatter in the city churches. "Harrisburg was cleaned up under Colonel Hutchison and the houses of ill fame were closed. They are still closed. If any are running open, I would thank these vice Investigators to let me have the evidence." A. H. White, the Civic Reform Union manager, this morning when asked why he does not lay the evi dence he has gathered with the aid of bis "detectives" before the police, said: "We have the evidence, all right, all vjght, and when the time comes we will lay it before the authorities." "But just where are some of these places?" Mr. White was asked. "We know," sagely smiled the in investigator, "but we're not ready to tell." Mr. White said that "Captain" Wiard yesterday succeeded in closing! up a house of bad character in North Third street, by pulling a copy of the law in such cases from his pocket and reading it to the inmates. "The madame and the girls at once left the place," beamed the whiskered Mr. White. French Forces Well Supplied With Shells By Associated Press Paris, Nov. 9.—"Every branch of the munitions service has been ex tended to a formidable extent," said Minister of Munitions Thomas in an interview granted a Paris newspaper. "With one or two exceptions the demands of the commander-in-chief for all kinds of shells now are more than covered. The estimates of Gen eral Joffre, who Is especially anxious about shells for the 155 millimeter guns, have been exactly met while his estimates for the 105 and 120 milli meter guns have been exceeded. The number of shells demanded for the 75's varies dally but on the whole they are being virtually covered." THE WEATHER For Hnrrlahnrg and vicinity i Fair and colder to-night i \> erinraiday fair, continued cold. For FJaatern Pennsylvania! Fair to night and Wednesday) colder to ft IK ht J moderate went winds. River The Suaqurhnnnn river and all Its tribut Hen will fall slowly or re main nearly stationary. A stage of ahont 3.8 feet Is Indicated for Harrisburg Wednesday morning. fieneml Conditions W The storm that was central over • the eastern end of Lake Superior, Monday morning, has moved eastward to the St. Lawernce Valley and the high pressure area from the Northwest now cov ers the greater part of the coun try vast of the Rocky Mountains, with Its center over the l : pper Mississippi Valley. I.lght rains have fallen generally In the St. l.awrenee Valey, Middle Atlantic Statea and the Ohio Val ley. It Is 2 to 18 degrees warmer In the Atlantic Statea from Maine to South Carolina and In the Upper St. Lawrence Valley. Upper Mis souri Valley and over the Plateau region. Temperature i 8 a. ra.. 44. Sun Rlsesi 6i>44 a. m.; seta, 4iK4 p. m. Mooni First quarter, November, 13, BiOS p. m. River Stagei 3.K feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather fliarheat temperature, 80. Lowest temperature, S4. Mean temperature, 47. >ormal temperature, 44. CAPTAIN THOMPSON Acting Chief of Police Declares Vice Investigators are Fakers. ITALY INDIRECTLY WILL AID SERBIA Troops Will Be Sent to Albania to Meet Threatened Invasion RUSS CABINET CHANGES I Steamer Dacia, Changed From German to American Registry, Sunk Infantry activities have been re newed on the front in France, Paris reporting continued fighting by the in j fantry arm in the viciriity of Ix>os, where the allies gained much ground in the September drive. Artillery ac tlonn in the Champagne district and in some other sectors of the front are reported. Premier Skouloudis, of Greece, is quoted in Athens as declaring the Greek chamber will be dissolved un less it supports the new cabinet. A hint that Italy may aid Serbia indirectly by sending troops to Albania to meet a threatened Bulgarian inva sion of that country is contained in a semiofficial note issued in Rome. Greece, under heavy expense through her mobilization, desires further finan i cial assistance from the entente allies, j Paris hears, and her request for an addltlofial advance of $8,000,000 is be ing considered sympathetically. Reports of changes in the Russian cabinet are confirmed in part, at least, by an announcement in Petrograd of the retirement of Minister of Agricul ture Krtvosliein, who, it is slated, was relieved at his own request because of ill health. The steamer Dacia, which after hav | ing been changed from German to ' American registry was seized by the French while on a voyage from New York to Rotterdam with a cotton cargo and later sold in prize court pro ceedings, has been sunk in the Medi terranean by a German submarine. She had been renamed the Yser. Her crew and the passengers from a lost Italian steamer she had on board were landed. Wilson Quotes Scripture to Support Defense Plan Special to The Telegraph Washington, D. C., Nov. 9.—ln a let ter to Seth Low, who congratulated the President on his Manhattan Club speech in advocacy of national pre paredness, President Wilson quotes from the Scriptures words which ex-Pfesldent Roosevelt recently used in an argument for better defenses. The President wrote to Mr. Low: "I am particularly gratified that you should so fully concur in the position I took in my speech to the Manhattan Club. There is a quotation from Eze kiel which I have had very much In my mind recently in connection with these important matters. It is the sec ond. third, fourth, fifth and sixth verses of chanter 33 " '2. Son of Man, speak to the chil dren of Thy people, and sav unto them, when I bring the sword upon the land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts and set him for their watchman. " '3. If. when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people: " '4. Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet and taketh not warning; If the sword come and take him away his blood shall be upon his own head. " '5. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning, his blood shall be upon him. But he that take»h warning shall deliver his soul. " '6. But If the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trum pet, and the people he not warned; If the sword come, and take anv person from among them, he Is taken awav In h.a Ininulty; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand'." HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 9, 1915 MAYORROYALHAS FELT MUCH LIKE A "HOUNDED STAG" So He Tells Council in Asking Acting Chief's Dis missal THOMPSON RELEASED MAN Mr. Gorgas Agrees That Matter Go Over Until Next Week; Copelin Interceded During the last few months Mayor John K. Royal has had a curious feel ing—he has "felt like a hounded stag." The Mayor confessed this to Council this afternoon when he recommended the dismissal from the police force of Acting Chief ol' Police Joseph P. Thompson. In doing so, incidentally, he practically admitted his inability to handle his own police force. Council, on motion of Mr. Lynch and seconded by Mr. Gorgas, voted to lay the matter over tor a week until the facts can be investigated. The Mayor asKcd tor the dismissal of Captain Thompson at the tailend of a letter setting forth the reason. It appears that on October 2 4 one Harry Deen was arrested on a disorderly practice charge and after the hearing October 21, he was locked up for thir ty days because of his 1 allure to pay a tine of $25. The Mayor said he im posed the line because Deen had re sisted an officer and he considered it only his duty to "stand bacK" of his policemen. Copelin Interceded Friends of Deen had interceded to obtain Deen's release he said, but be cause of the enormity of the offense the Mayor said he didn't feel he could release the inan. A "prominent first warder" whom the Mayor afterward admitted was Ed ward Towsen, had been among those who interceded. Towsen, according to the Mayor, declared that he spoke on behalf of a "prominent city offi cial." The official was City Treasurer O. M. Copelin, Mr. Royal's running mate for Council and the slatee for the city treasurership had things turned out differently at the polls on Tuesday. Other Occurrences? However Mayor Royal said he look ed up the matter and discovered that Deen had been discharged from jail. The papers were signed "John K. Royal, per T." This Indicated Cap tain Thompson to the Mayor. "Dldnt' this ever occur during your administration under the other chief of police?" asked Commissioner Tay lor. "Not to my knowledge," replied the Mayor. "At least," he recollected "not so grave a case as this." "Isn't this up to you as head of [ the department to act?" Mr. Taylor wanted to know. X» Discipline In the Department "Why there is no discipline in the | department," declared the mayor rue fully. "For the last few months I've I felt like a hounded stag. I don't [Continued on Page 12.] "Adam and Eve" Estes Happy in Maine Woods Boston, Mass., Nov. 9. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Estes of Gray, Maine, are getting along very well in their back to-nature experiment. In which they are trying to live "like Adam and Eve" In the Maine woods. A reporter found Estes dressed in a deerskin turned inside out. His face was covered with red whiskers and his hair came down nearly to his chin. He carried a heavy wooden club about three feet long, which he termed his automatic rifle. In his other hand was a place of porcupine meat blackened hy fire and dirt, which he eagerly gnawed now and then. The weather, when a re porter found them, was anything but adapted to the garments worn by "Adam and Eve" Estes. The wind blew and snow and rain alternated. Estes said that with a club and stones it is easy to knock over partridges, porcupines and rabbits. He and his wife have constructed nets from vines that enable them to catch all the fish they need. Plans For Introducing Budget System Discussed Washington, Nov. 9. Plans for | instituting a "budget" system for handling appropriations in the House of Representatives were up for con sideration to-day before a special committee of that body. Recommen dations will be prepared, if possible, for submission to the House when Congress convenes next month. Two plans are under advisement. One Is to create a committee on ex penditures to meet at the beginning of each session. With the aid of an estate of revenues for the approach ing fiscal year, this committee would be charged with apportioning to the various committees the maximum amount to be spent. The other plan is to enlarge the existing committee on appropriations to Include the chairmen of the other appropriation committees, such as that for the army, navy and post office and charge the appropriations com mittee with the duty of handling all appropriation bills. Unpaid Villa Soldiers Raid German Consulate I San Antonio, Texas. Nov. 9. A mob composed of unpaid Villa soldiers and women, raided the German con salute in Chihuahua, Mexico, burned the market house and lotted the head quarters of the confiscation agency, according to a delayed message re selved here last night from Corrall, near Chihuahua. Chihuahua levied a forced loan of SIOO,OOO Mexican gold on the merchants and wealthy resi dents in order to obtain monev with which to pay the rioting troops, the! message stated. \ Member of Austrian Royal Family as War Nurse j : The picture shows Archduchess Maria Theresa, of Austria, second cousin of the aged Emperor Franz-Joseph, nursing the Austrian wounded in a mili tary hospital in Vienna. FRANCE TO SPEND $160,000,000 HERE WHEN WAR ENDS Industrial and Commercial Commission Members to Arrange Purchase By Associated Press New York, Nov. 9.—Five members of tho French Industrial and Com mercial Commission landed here to day from the steamship Lafayette and said they came to arrange for the pur chase, at the conclusion of the war, of at least $160,000,000 worth of struc tural iron and steel, machinery and industrial supply. All supplies of this character, the commissioners said, were formerly imported from Ger many. The commissioners said that while they are here primarily to purchase [Continued on Page 12.] Second Day of Clean-up on Allison Hill The second day of llarrisburg's an nual Fall clean-up came and went without any startling happening in tho north district of Allison Hill, except that a few more tons of dirt and rub bish are gone, and the backyards and alleys present a surprisingly clean ap pearance. Yesterday and to-day more than 250 wagonloads of rubbish and garbage were removed from the north and south sections of the Hill. COMPENSATION IS EXPLAINED Businessmen Hear Discussion of New Act at Harris burg Club More than a hundred interested business and professional men gather ed In the auditorium of the Harrisburg Club last evening to hear Albert T. Allen explain the provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act, which will go into effect January 1, 1916. Mr. Allen Is an expert on the sub ject, having served In New York and at present being assistant manager of the State Workmen's Insurance Board, but even he was not absolutely clear on certain phases of th«r law. He stated that plans were being made and every possibility considered whereby the modus operandi of this new act would not place heavy burdens upon! the manufacturers, and that as soon I as the Initial step was taken and the act once under way, there would be little difficulty and no appreciable bur [Continued on Page 3.] Will Make Plans For Distributing Baskets At a meeting of the Board of Man- I agers of the Associated Aid Society, | Friday morning at 11 o'clock, plans for the annual distribution of Christmas boskets to the poor of the city will be made. According to preliminary plans the churches of the city will be asked to co-operate with the Associated Aid. RADIUM DOWN TO *36,000 By Associated Press Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 9.—Radium at $36,000 a gram Instead of $120,000 a gram has been made possible by the Technical Research work of the Unit ed States Bureau of Mines during the last year, according to Van P. Man ning, director of the Bureau, who is in Pittsburgh Inspecting the work on the new experimental station being con structed here. « DIDNT MEAN TO CRITICISE CITY FIRE APPARATUS Rational Board of Under writers Explain Attitude on Motor Equipment That the national board of fire under writers in Its October bulletin rela tive "to Harrisburg's fire department intended no criticism of the type of motor apparatus purchased for the city, is explained in letters to Anson P. Dare, of the insurance firm of E. O. Dare and Son, atifl to CUy "Jommis sioner M. Harvey Taylor, superintend ent. of parks and public property. The statements of the national board's true purpose were made in answer to the Telegraph's editorial on the subject in the issue of November 3. Mr. Dare promptly wrote the [Continued on Page 3.] French Steamer, Formerly Dacia, Sunk by Germans By Associated Press Algiers, Algeria, Nov. 9, via Paris, 12.35 p. m.—The French steamship Yser, formerly known as the Dacia, which was seized by a French cruiser last February while carrying a cargo of cotton from the United States to Germany, has been torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine. [ANOTHER VISIT TO FAIR AT 'FRISCO To Tour Land From Crest of Rockies to the Golden Gate Harrisburg people to-night are to have one more opportunity to visit the San Francisco Exposition and see the wonders of the Pacific Coast in one of the most artistic of Frank R. Rober son's travelogues at the Chestnut Street Auditorium. The subject was given last week and made such an im pression upon the large crowd which attended that it was scheduled again for the last week of the traveloguer's engagement. The home land from the crest of the Rocky Mountains to tho Golden Gate is to be toured in beautiful colored [Continued on Page 3.] I TELEGRAPH I :: TRAVELOGUE il COUPON , , This coupon and 100 ' ' , i will admit holder to '' The Roberson Travelogue '< '• :: "CALIFORNIA and i: : THE EXPOSITION" j : | Tuesday Eve., NoV. 9th :: ;; Chestnut St. Auditorium <' | One-half the house only avail- ' ' • > able for coupon admission OFFICIAL COUNT SHOWS NO CHANGE IN VOTE RESULTS Totals of Tuesday's General Election Are Completed at Noon Today SOME REVISED FIGURES Trend of "Back to Fold" Move ment Evident in Washing ton Party Returns Official count of the vote cast last Tuesday throughout Dauphin county for judges of the Superior Court, for tho various county offices and in the city alone for Mayor, City Controller, City Councllinen, Aldermen and other offices, as completed at noon to-day by Attorneys Frank E. Ziegler and B. F Umberger. While the official figures correct the unofficial returns in many instances, the results are unchanged. In addition to voting for various offices, Dauphin county and city cast their ballot on the question of four amendments to the State Constitution and the city decided the problems of whether or not it should increase its bonded indebtedness to the extent of $360,000. Of this, $300,000 was voted for the construction ol' the new Wal- [Continued on Page 7.] What Will Local Dealers Get of Coal Tax Refund? Following the announcement yes terday through the Pottsville office of the Reading Coal and Iron Company that coal dealers who had made their purchases from that, corporation dur ing the past few years would have re turned to them the excess charges made necessary by the enforcement of the State coal tax, recently declared unconstitutional, speculation was rife among the local coal trade. Practically all local dealers are af fected by the ruling. Walter L. Mont gomery. president of the Harrisburg Coal Exchange said this morning he did not see how local dealers would be able to collect their share of the excess charges as only on some of their bills were the taxes specified. They will be unable to collect on those that are not. Consequently their cus tomers will not be able to get the re fund. AMBASSADOR GOING TO WASHINGTON Ottawa, Nov. 9.—Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, British Ambas sador to Washington, who has been in Ottawa sioce Friday last as the guest of the Duke of Connaught, Governor Gen eral of Canada, plans to leave for Washington to-morrow, it was announced here to-day. The American note to Great • Britain regarding neutral shipping, it was said, has caused the Bi ltis*h Ambassador to curtail his Canadian visit as his presence in Washington is desirable under the present situ-. FISHER TO SUCCEED LEBO? Harrisburg. Edward H. Fisher, of East Hanovei township, and a watchman on Capitol Hill, is to succeed D. Frank Lebo, Willaimstown, as chief clerk to the new Board of County Commissioner:., according to courthouse rumors to-day. William Hoffr *n, deputy under Sheriff Welhj will be am >r.g the new dept .'. ;• , it v/as also said, under Sheriff Caldwell. IJERRICK IS FOR BURTON Columbus, 0., Nov. 9—Before leaving here to-day for Cleveland, Myton T. IJet ick, f governor and forme: Ambassador Fiance ai > he would not enter into a contest with forme Ser ator Theodore Burton for the Republican indorsement in Ohio for the presidential nom ination next year. Mr. Herrick will support Mr. Burton for the nomination. FAY PLEADS "NOT GUILTY" New York, Nov. 9.—Lieutenant Robert Fay, late of the German army, and the four men whom the United States government has grouped with him as defendants to a chargf of trying to blow up munitions *hips to-day pleaded rtor guilty to the indictment found yesterday against him. GREECE WILL BE NEUTRAL Paris, Nov. 9, 5.10 P. M.—The French government re ceived to-day from Premier Skouloudis, head of the new Greek cabinet, formal assurance of "our neutrality with the character of sincerest benevolence toward the entente pow ers." MARRIAGE Jomcph I.ut, and Aafcllnc Intrlerl. city. \ Alayalua Courtney Jenkins anil Rhodn Ardelln Jenkins, Baltimore. Jnu* 1,, -roomer and Margaret Marie Silvia, city. Karl Raymond Sinclair, ISaaton, and Mary Agnea Rhoada, Hlrdaboro. 14 PAGES POSTSCRIPT— FINAL GETS GUNMAN AFTER RUNNING PISTOL FIGHT Fusillade Aimed at Squire Gardner When He Attempts to Arrest Desperado FIRES 1 N T0 CHU W D Bad Man Empties Pistol, Then Juinpd Into Canal; Is Arrested After a thrilling running: fight whicH led through the streets of Steelton's West Side this afternoon Squire T. V. Gardner, nemesis of Steelton crooks, single handed overpowered and ar rested a gunman,'who refused to give his name. Although more than a score of shots were exchanged, several of which were tired at the squire at a dis tance of only a few feet, no one was injured. The' chase started when Squire Gardner was called to arrest the gun man after he had attempted to kill Ralph Miller, of Lincoln street, after some sort of an argument in the West Side. Just what started the argument the police didn't know at a late hour this afternoon. The squire and Joseph H. Gore, a former police officer, were in the West Side attempting to serve a warrant on a frequenter of the "Bear Pit," a no torious West Side place where many mysterious and gruesome crimes have been committed. Started Over Shooting- As the two olHcers circled the Na rContinued on l'ago 12.] Bullet Whizzes Through Window Where Doctor Stood Moment Before A few minutes after he had retired at 10 o'clock last evening. Dr. W. p. Dailey, 814 South Second street, a Steelton phvslcian, was shocked into wakefulness by the crack of a revolver, followed by the splintering of glass as a bullet whizzed through his bedroom window and lodged in the door of a wardrobe on the opposite side of the room. It was from a thirty-elght-eali ber revolver. Mystery surrounds the firing of the shot, but the doctor believes it came from South Third street, where a Ser bian colony In recent months has been lettine- off its enthusiasm by discharg ing: firearms.