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Several Americans Reported Aboard Italian Liner Attacked and Sunk by Ausirians
HARRISBURG laglSgS TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 264 * INVESTIGATORS NOT ENDORSED BY AUTHO Investigations Made by Charities Organization in Cleveland and Rockefeller Institute Show American Civic Re form Union Not to Be in Very Good Standing Letters Show That Speakers Go About Making "Morbid Addresses" and Then Get What They Can Oat of Audiences, It Is Alleged; Did Not Ask Police Here to Co-operate CHICAGO POLICE CHIEF "NEVER HEARD OF" VICE INVESTIGATORS llarrlnhurfc Telegraph. tVnrrlshurg:, Penna. Made Inqulrlen; never heard of Captain Owen O. >\ lard: «lld not know there wn* nueh an oricnnl cation an the International An noefatlon of lJeenned Detective* In exlfttence; no wUICNMM here, vice district eliminated. P. I>. O'BRIEN, thief l>et. Captain Wiard is the man who says conditions are worse in Har risburg than in Chicago. He claims to have conducted investigations of vice conditions in the Windy City. A. >l. White, State manager of the American Civic Reform Union, who with Captain Owen O. Wiard, presi dent of an International Association of I.icensed Detectives, has been in vestigating; alleged vice conditions in this city, has given an6ther statement to the press. Mr. White insists that he does not want to give the city a black eye and declares that his only wish is to see that Harrisburg is "cleaned up." One place in his statement of to day he says: "When police organiza tions accord support, we gladly co operate.' Mr. White admitted how ever. when questioned, that he at no time has asked the police of this city to give his organization any support. Yesterday the self appointed "vleo Investigator" when asked why he did not ask the police to make arrests Instead of chattering about alleged evils before mixed audiences, said: "We are not ready to ask the police to take action." "In Due Time" To-day when Mr. White was asked why he does not lay his evidence con cerning law violations in the so-called "winerooms" of the city before the court the investigator said: "We will in due time." Mr. White was asked how he knew conditions in this city were as bad here as in Chicago and Pittsburgh. "Have you ever been in Chicago and Pittsburgh " was asked. "Certainly I have," assured the in vestigator. "But have you ever investigated conditions there?" "Well, no, I haven't," said Mr. White. "How. then, do you know that con ditions In Harrisburg are worse than in these two cities?" "Captain Wiard says so. and he con ducted an investigation there once," was the reply. Acting Chief of Police Joseph P. Thompson yesterday said that he was surprised that the ministers of the city "fell for such fakers." To-day Mr. White was asked who pays them for thelr_ "investigating." "We receive no fixed sum," explain ed he, "the churches pay us what they see fit." I.lve by ''Passing the Plate" Investigation made by the Telegraph of the American Civic Reform Union —which ' ' • ' Mr. White represents—disclose that its head quarters are in Cleveland, 0., and that [Continued on Page «.] GERMAN ATTACK REPULSED By Associated Press Paris. Nov. 10, 2.30 p. in.—A Ger man attack near the forest of Glven '•hy was easily repulsed by French troops, according to an announcement made this afternoon by the French war office, while at the same time French batteries in the Champagne district, near Tahurs, responded with energy to a German artillery attack. THE WEATHER For llarrloharg nnri vicinity: Fair, continued rcld to-night with Iow o»t temperature about 34 iiegreeai Thuradav Increasing eloudlneaa and warmer, probably mln in the afternoon. For Kantrn Pennsylvania: Fair and continued cool to-night) Thnraday Increasing eloudlneaa and warmer, probably rain In the a afternoon or by nights light north T winds becoming freah southeast. River The »u«<iuehnnna river and all Its tributaries fall slowly or re main nearly stationary. A stage of about 3.5 feet la Indicated for Harrisburg Thursday morning. <>eneral Conditions Treasure la high over the eastern part of the country, except the northeast portloa. A disturbance J»f *yeat magnitude covers near ly all the territory nut of the Mississippi river, except the Ta ctile States, with Its center over the Southern Rocky Mountain re gion. Temperature! S a. ra.. 40. Snni Rises, 6i48 n. m.t acta, 4iS3 ( p. m. M °.°™ l First quarter. November 18, «iO3 p. m. River Stagei B.S feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, fll. l.owest temperature, 42, Mean temperature, 113. formal temperature. 44. MILLIONS LOST IN I FIRE IN SCHWAB'S BETHLEHEM PLANT Machine Shop No. 4, Recently Rebuilt, Destroyed by Flames EMPLOYED 2,000 MEN Guns Worth $1,000,000 Were in Course of Making and Were Ruined By Associated Press South Bethlehem, Pa.. Nov. 10.— Early this morning a fire, which started in a pool of oil, destroyed ma chine shop No. 4 of the Bethlehem I Steel Company. The loss will be heavy, as only recently the building was re built and expanded and equipped at a cost said to be J3.000,000. The build ing destroyed was 200 by 700 feet long, four stories high and employed I 2,000 men. about half on the night I shift. The building was given over to | the manufacture of guns of various j caliber for the United States. England j and her allies, and some 800 of these I guns were in process of manufacture I when the tire broke out. The value [Continued on Page 3.] American Steamship Forcibly Searched by British Cruiser Crew By Associated Press ! Washington. Nov. 10.—' lie Ameri can steamer Zculandia was forcibly searched by a party from a British cruiser last week while lying lu the port of Progrcso, Mexico. The Amer ican consul there reports the cruiser now Is lying outside, presumably wait ing to seize the ship. On the face of such a report as the consul sent, even though incomplete, the official conclusion here is that the British naval authorities not only vio lated Mexican neutrality, hut far ex ceeded tlielr rights in forcibly search ing an American ship in a neutral |K>rt. The forcible searching of an Amer ican ship in a neutral |M>rt probably would constitute one of the most se rious issues to arise Itetween the United States and Great Britain in the eontro- I vcrsy now within the channels of <ll - plomacy over the British navy's con ! duct toward American shipping, j Willie awaiting further details oili< ials were silent. A thorough investigation will be made. Asquith WiU Ask For Vote of Credit in House By Associated Press fjondon. Nov. 10. 12:02 P. M. Premier Asquith will ask the ilouse ,or Commons to-day Tor a vote of credit of £400.000,000 ($2.000 000.- 000). Tills will make the total amount voted for war purposes In the current year £1.300.000.000, (5f1.500.- 000,000). | Governor Wants to Hear Views of City on Park Zone Plans j The State board of public grounds !nnd buildings, the City Planning Com | mission. City Council, Mayor-elect | Ezra S. Meals. Commissioner-elect E. Gross and a number of other well known citizens who are interested in the development and improvement of Harrisburg will meet Warren H. Man- i ning. the park expert next Tuesday! evening at the executive mansion as i guests of Governor Martin G. Brum-' b&ugh. Governor Brumbaugh, it is under stood, is anxious to obtain the views I of the people of the city with rela tion to the development of the capito! i park extension zone by the State. The city and State authorities should work j together to bring about the best re sults in the governor's opinion, and in order to discuss the various phases of the problem the conference has been called. The present Council which has had so much to do with the development of the city's park and public Improve ment program will not have the work ing out of new problems, however. Mayor-elect Meals and Commissioner elect Gross will be members of the new City Commission after January 1. BUFFIXGTON TO BE A CLERK Harry E. Bufflngton. formerly clerk to the County Commissioners, a well known upper end Independent Repub lican and a director of the Gratz Fair Association, has been spoken of as a probable successor to William A. Mcll henny as clerk to the commissioners should the latter become Jail warden. HARRISBURG, PA.. WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 10. 1915 FRENCH LINER AFIRE FROM BOMB IN HOLD II ft ■ • i v 5 Tj ■ I 8 i I 1 I £ - - * " i • / . I I f'-.V I lii r ~ ' -1> 1 mm : M&*? llgl« toJfo ■■ J| THE ROCHAMBEAU The great French liner Rochambe&u, which left New York Saturday, November 6, with a large quantity of munitions of war, put into Halifax after an announcement by wireless from Captain Julian that fire had been dis covered in her hold. The flames came from the reserve coal bunkers. While denials were made that the Are was the work of German spies in New York, it was the general suspicion when the wireless was received that they had placed a bomb In the bunkers as they have done on many other ships leaving American ports with munitions. MAY PROBE MAYOR ROYAL'S CONDUCT OF POLICE FORCE Councilmanic Action Not Im probable, City Commis sioner Intimates Investigation of the conduct of the police department throughout Mayor John K. Royal's administration may be asked by Ciy- Council. One of the city commissioners inti : mated that possible move in discuss- I Ing to-day the various phases of the I controversy growing out of Mayor | Royal's request yesterday for the dts i missal of Joseph P. Thompson as act ! ing chief of police. "If things are as bad as the Mayot seems to think they are," said the councilman, "why I'd suggest that the whole department had better be in vestigated. Other things might be found." Square Deal for Thompson What steps Council will take on the j Mayor's demand for Acting Chief ; Thompson's dismissal could not be | foretold by the commissioner, but he | said he personally believed the officer involved should be given the benefit of a square deal at least by allowing him a chance to tell his story. The action of the Mayor in bringing the Harry Deen matter before Council j with the evident intention of connect j ing the prisoner in election matters, j to the detriment of some of Ills col leagues in Council, caused a sinile In municipal circles to-day. The Mayor wants Thompson dismissed because that officer, as acting chief, followed precedent by authorizing the release of Deen. City commissioners and other officials think the Mayor only meant to relieve his feelings over Tuesday's [Continued on Page 6.] BROWN REOPENS COAL TAX CASE ! Attorney General Files Petition Asking Court For Re argument By Associated Press Philadelphia, Nov. 10.—Attorney General Brown to-day filed a petition in the State Supreme Court asking for a reargumcnt in the anthracite coal! tax case. That court recently decided j that the law of 1913, levying a tax on j ; hard coal was unconstitutional. Eleven ■ reasons are given tor another review.! among them being that the opinion of the Supreme Court Is "contrary to I all precedent in Pennsylvania because it is the first time in the history of the | jurisprudence of the State that classi fication lor the purpose of taxation has I not been sustained;" and that it is the !first time in the history of Pennsylva [Contlnucd on Page .I.] i Bryan Attacks Wilson For Quoting Scriptures in Support of Program By Associated Press Washington. D. C\, Nov. 10.—Kx-Sec retary Bryan to-day added a chapter to his disagreement with President Wilson over the question of national defense by Issuing a formal statement ' in comment on the President's recent quotation from the Scriptures in sup port of his advocacy of military pre paredness. The same quotation had been used by Colonel Roosevelt In re cent published articles. "It is not surprising that Mr. Roose velt should consult the Old Testament rather than the New." said Mr. Bryan's I statement, "because he classes Christ! with the mollycoddles: but why should the President, a Presbyterian elder.! pass over the new gospel in which love! is the chief cornerstone and build his 1 defense upon a passage in the Old j Testament, written at a time when the I children of Israel were surrounded by! enemies? "It is all right for Mr. Roosevelt to sound the trumpet because all colors' are red to hipi. What the world needs j to-day is a Pentecost, not an Anna- | geddon." j POLICE HOLD MAN ON SUSPICION OF BEING MURDERER Say Thomas B. Smith Answers Description of Man Wanted For Slaying Aged Woman In the arrest last night of Thomas B. Smith, colored, on a charge of larceny, the police department be lieve they have a man who may know something about the murder of aged Mrs. Ella Albright last June. Smith it is said, answers the description of the man seen prowling about the Albright home at Fifteenth and Briggs street on the evening prior to the discovery of the murdered woman's body. Smith disappeared the following day and his whereabouts were un known until last night when ho was arrested in State street by Rounds man McCcnn, and Patrolmen Balt haser, Owens and Brine. Before his departure from Harrisburg last June, Smith is said, went to the store of Mrs. Anne Levine. Cranberry and Tanner streets, and demanded money. He pointed a revolver at Mrs. Le vine and told her to get away from the cash drawer. Smith opened the drawer, took out several dollars, dropped the revolver and ran out of the store. Following a hearing on the larceny charge, residents from the vicinity of the Albright home will be called to try and identify Smith as the man seen in that neighborhood previous to Mrs. Albright's murder. BRITISH DESTROYER WRECKED London, Nov. 10, 1.50 p. m. The British torpedoboat destroyer Louise has been wrecked in the eastern Medi- I terranean. No lives were lost. BRITISH CRUISER SINKS U-BOATS London Also Announces Loss of Torpedoboat Destroyer; Crew Safe I A British cruiser has sunk two Ger man submarines in the straits of Gib raltar, according to a teleisr&m from Algecires, Morocco, to London. The British admiralty announces the loss of the British torpedoboat de stroyer Louis, of 965 tons, wrecked in the eastern Mediterranean. All on • board were saved. A Sofia report by way of Budapest and Berlin says that in a battle be tween Krlvalka and Priiip in Serbia the French and British v ere badly de feated and suffered heavy losses at the hands of the Bulgarians. The allies are said to have been attacking the Bulgarian defensive positions. The town of Veles in southern Ser bia has been recaptured by the French, according to advices received by the Serbian legation in Athens, for warded by the Athens correspondent [Continued on Page 5.] 300,000 Allies Landed at Salonici, Is Report By Associated Press London, Nov. 10.—Newspapers of Berlin, as quoted by the correspondent at Copenhagen of the Exchange Tele graph Company, say the allies alreadv have landed 300,000 men at Salonici. Bome, Nov. 8 (delayed in trans mission).—What appears to be a fore- 1 cast that Italy will send troops to I Albania to aid the Serbs is contained in a semiofficial note, which says that while Italy has not participated in the Salonici expedition of the allies, she has found a better way to oppose the Austro-Gernjan-Bulgarian attack upon Serbia. This way. the note says, was opened by the Bulgarians themselves when they threatened to invade Albania to reach the Adriatic, a design so dan gerous to Italy's interest that "the mere threat must oblige Italy to take appropriate measures to frustrate it Immediately." COMPLETE CHANGE IN SCHOOL SYSTEM BEING ADVOCATED Would Have Teacher Instruct Same Pupils 4 or 5 Years In stead of One Term Advocating a complete change in the school system now used in the United States, Dr. P. P. Claxon, United States Commissioner of Education, in an ad dress this morning in the House of Representatives before 400 teachers in Dauphin county schools, predicted that eventually one teacher will have the nme pupils for three of four yeays of school work, advancing them one grade a year. This change, he said, would cause a reorganization of the present method used, in which the teacher c< itinues the same grade and receives new pu pils each year. The method which Dr. Claxon fav ors was presented this morning in hts address on "Vital Relations in Educa tion." His theory startled the many instructors, particularly the superin tendents and principal of schools in [Continued oil Page 3.] British Cruiser Sinks Two German Submarines By Associated Press London, Nov. 10, 12:15 P. M.—Tele grams received here from Algeciras, Morocco, by way of Madrid report a British cruiser has sunk two German submarines in the straits of Gibraltar. WEDDING GIFTS INTEREST CAPITAL Official Washington Discusses What Should Be Done For Mrs. Gait Washington. D. C.. Nov. 10. The propriety of an official wedding present to Mrs. Norman Gait on the occasion of her marriage to President Wilson next month is a subject of much dis cussion among Senators and Represen tatives returning to Washington for tne next Congress. More properly It may be said the lawmakers' wives are doing the dis cussing, as even those Congressmen who venture an opinion in the privacy of club or home are most emphatic in saying they are not to be quoted. Ac cording to the wife of a high official [Continued on Pace 5.] SINKINCi CAUSES ANXIETY By Associated Press Rome. Nov. 9, 8.20 P. M., via Paris, Nov. 10, 10.45 A. M.—Few details have been received here at this hour con cerning the sinking of the Ancona. News of the loss of the vessel caused the greatest anxiety in Rome. TELEGRAPH TRAVELOGUE COUPON This coupon and 100 will admit bolder to The Travelogue "GERMANY and THE WAR" Wednesday Eve., Nov. 10 Chestnut St Auditorium One-half the house only avail able for coupon admission 14 PAGES POSTSCRIPT— FINAL 300 DROWNED AS TORPEDO SINKS LINER Americans Reported to Have Been on Board Italian Steamer Ancona When She Was Attacked by Austrian Submarine; Prince Cassano Zunica Was Among the » Passengers; 130 Survivors Have Reached Bizerta By .-Issociatcti Press i LONDON, NOV. 10. 1.32 P. M.—A DISPATCH TO LLOYDS FROM 111- ZERTA SAYS THAT 300 PERSONS ON THE ANCONA WERE DROWN ED. MOST OF THE M)ST. THE MES SAGE SAYS, WERE WOMEN AND CHILDEN. ONE HUNDRED ANI) THIRTY SURVIVORS HAVE THUS FAR REACHED HIKERTA. I I/ON DON, NOV. 10, 1.20 P. M.—A DISPATCH TO LLOYDS FROM BI ZERTA STATES THAT SOME AM ERICANS ARE SAID THERE TO HAVE BEEN ON BOARD THE AN CONA. Cape Hon, Tunis, Nov. 10, via Lon don, 12.12 p. m.—Two of the Ancona's boats with 54 members of the crew landed near this point. Some of the women were injured. Rome, Nov. 9, 9.20 p. m., via Paris. Nov. 10, 10.45 a. m.—Prince Cassano Zunlca was aboard the Ancona. London, Nov. 10, 12.30 p. m.—A dis patch from the Stefani News Agency of Rome says that 100 shells were tired into the Ancona before she was torpedoed. Rome. Nov. 9, 9 20 p. in., via Paris, Nov. 10, 10.45 a. ni. The Italian liner Ancona, sunk in the Mediterran ean by a submarine, had on board 83 first cabin passengers. 60 second cab in and 339 steerage. Washington May Make Demands on Austrians By Associated Press j Washington, D. C., Nov. 10.—Defi nite information concerning: the sink TWO MORE STEAMERS SUNK London, Nov. 10, 4 P. M.—The British steamers Cali fomian and Moorna have been sunk. Washington, Nov. 10.—M. Deleval, a Belgian, employ ed by the United States as counsellor to the legation at Brussels, has left Belgium and will not return to his post be cause Germany has given notice that he is persona non grata. The State Department will not admit that Deleval has been removed but announced to-day that he had left Belgium and will not return. New York, Nov. 10.—A short circuit of electric wires which ignited oil in one of the smaller boring mills caused fire in one of the shops of the Bethlehem Steel Company to day according to a statement telephQned to the local office-, here by A. D. Mixsell, vice-president of the company. Rome, Nov. 10, via Paris, 4.15 P. M.—The assertion i made by survivors of the Ancona, according to report which reached Rome to-day, that the submarine which sank the steamship was German ahho igh flying the Austria colors. :'his has not been confirmed officially. Harrisburg. Thirty-eight counties have filed official returns at the capitol. For Superior court judge these coun ties give Head, 156,964; Huselton, 74,036; Orlady, 157,194; Palmer 84,116; Wallace. 76,979; Williams, 124,059. The suffrage amendment received 132,878, votes to 120,251 • I against. The compensation amendment has 128,568 in it; favor to 68,907 against. Harrisburg. The Board of Tax Revision and Appeals, sitting for the first time to-day, was asked by the Pennsyl vania Steel Company to reduce the assessment on the old Lochiel furnaces from $40,000 to $15,000/ The Ben Weaver & Company asked that no assessment be made on the build ings of the old Hoffer Mills, in the £"trst Ward. Wilkes-Bane, Pa., Nov. 10.—An extra troop of State Police arrived in this city to-day in response to Sheriff Lewis P. Kniiten's call for extra forces to handle the situ • • . , ation in the local street car strike. Forty-four men under Captain Wilhelm came here from the barracks of Troop C, at Pottsville. Tliey have joined the fifty-two men stationed at the bariacks at Wyoming, near here. MARRIAGE LICENSES ffy. l " K. Hllry, Enhaut. and Minnie V. Rodker, Jobnatona. William Alexander Maialnc »d Carrie Edna Haaa, city. iwISI •»«* Elliott, Hushesvtlle. Arthur K. Hartmell and Mertle M. Snyder, elty. ing of tin* Italinn liner \ncona by n submarine flying the Austrian tlag was anxiously awaited to-day by oHi< ials of the United States government. Dispatches containing little informa tion other tlinn that the ship had Iteen sunk «ith 27(1 aixl possliily more of the persons aboard saved received here early to-day treated n sensation In official circle*. Should it develop that Americano aboard lost their lives and (hat the steamer was tornedoed without warn hiu, the American government prob ably would demand of Hie Austrian government disavowal of the aet, repa ration and assurances that there will IK- no repetition. If administration oitieials decide thai the matter is one calling for diplo matic exchanges, the lirst step prob ably would he to secure through Am bassadors l'cnlicld, at Vienna, and [ContlniMHl on Page !s.] Want to Travel 90 Million Miles and Back on Nov. 22 ? Harrlsburg folk* will have the op portunity of traveling ninety odd mil lions of miles and viewing the im mense orb of day at very close range when Prof. S. A. Mitchell, formerly of Columbia University and now liead of the department of astronomy at the University ol' Virginia, talks on "The Sun" under the auspices of the Har risburg Natural History Society .Mon day evening. November 22, in the Technical High school auditorium. Many remarkable lantern .slides made from actual photographs will show the raging and untamed fires, active sun spots, magnetic storms, terrific ex plosions and tongues of flame so long that they could wrap themselves more than four times around our globe, etc. Prof. Mitchell has had much ex perience upon the lecture platform and has himself made a number of Im portant contributions to recent knowl. ledge of the sun.