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Fight to Kill Congressional Armed Ship Waning Reaches Decisive Slage
HARRISBURG gSIKb TELEGRAPH
TWW NT~ C 1 RY CARRIER « CENTS A WEEK.
LAAAV— JN O. J1 SINGLE COPIES a CENTS.
♦ J. V. W. REYNDERS
VICE-PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR
OF PENNSYLVANIA STEEL CO.
Identified With Company
Many Years and Responsi
ble For Development of
Great Steelton Plant
WAS PIONEER IN
"HARRISBURG PLAN"
No Great Change to Follow
His Departure; Steelton
to Become Simply an Op
erating Unit of Schwab
System
J. V. W. Rcynders, who for many
years has been prominently identified
with the management of the big steel
plants at Steelton, announced to-day
that he lias presented his resignation
as vice-president and director of the
Pennsylvania Steel Company.
Mr. Reyndcrs' resignation caused
much surprise in steel circles, as it is
well known that he and President E.
<l. Grace of the Bethlehem Steel Com
pany which recently purchased a con
trolling interest in the Pennsylvania
Steel Company, are warm personal
friends and that Mr. Grace was en
thusiastic over the Steelton properties
during his recent inspection of the
works.
To Remain Three .Months
Mr. Rcynders will remain at Steel
lon for a'period of three months at
least, putting the affairs of the Penn
sylvania Steel Company in shape for
the formal transfer. II is not unlikely
he will lie offered an important posi
tion with the Bethlehem Company, al
though he said to-day that his plans
for the immediate future are not de-
cided. He desires to be free from
m responsibility for a time in order to;
look carefully into several proposi-j
lions that have been placed before|
hint at intervals during the past few
years and he may not he in a position
to reach any conclusion for a consid-;
erable period.
(Juincy Bent tieneral Manager
Quincy Bent, at present assistant to
the president at the Sparrow's Point
plant, has been appointed general
manager of the plants at Steelton, but
lie will not be a successor to Mr.
Keynders, in view of the fact that the,
executive offices of the Bethlehem
Steel company are all located at
South Bethlehem and the Steelton
plants wil become simply an operating
unit of the great Schwab interests.
• No General Changes
There will be no wholesale changes
at Steelton, as the result of Mr.
Heynder's resignation. He said to-day
that he feels he is in a position to
assure the employes of the Steelton
works generally that their interests
will be thoroughly safeguarded by the
new owners of the property. Indeed
the impression is given if any
thing, the Schwab proprietorship
should improve the prospects of the
men actively employed about the plant
in view of the enlarged activities pro
posed by the new management.
President Grace made a very good
[Continued on Page t ]
$2,000,000 Improvements
For Cambria Steel Plant
.lohnstown, Pa., March 7. —A. C.
Dinkey, president of the Cambria Steel
Company at a dinner given here last
night in honor of the officers of the
Midvale Steel and Ordnance Company,
announced that $2,000,0(10 will be spent
in improving the local plant.
CONTINUE HKANDEIS HEARING
By Associated Press
Washington, March 7.—lnquiry into
the nomination of Louis D. Brandeis to
be a member of the Supreme Court was
continued to-day by a Senate commit
tee with three witnesses on hand ready
to testify regarding the bank
ruptcy cases. They were James T. Len
nox, Abe Stein and Moses J. Stroock.
THE WEATHER
For HarrlnhurK nnil vicinity: Fair
anil N»mc>\ lint unrmer
with loweMl tempera t ure about
35 deforce*; Weclm-mlny fair and
Mllgrhtly collier.
For Kantern Pennsylvania: Partly
cloutly to-nlnlit anil Wctliieailay;
frenh nlilftliiK uliiils.
River
IVo material cliaiißcn arc likely to
occur In river except po«-
albly the Ipper Went Branch,
where lilichcr temperature to
il a y may melt wufflclent nnoiv to
start a rlae anil perlinpn a break
In the Ice. \ atajce of about 4.3
. feet In Indicated for IlarrlfihurK
P Wednesday morning.
General Condition*
The ntorm that wn* central over
lowa. Monday mornlnpr. has mot.
<»d northeast ward and IM now cen
tral over l<ake Huron. It baa
caused rain anil NUOW In the last
twenty-four hour* over the, coun
try east of the Mlasouvi river.
It Is 2 to 20 decrees warmer over
the greater part of the Take Re
gion and In the Atlantic mid
C-ulf States and In the Upper
Ohio Valley. Temperature fall*
of 4 to 22 degrees have occurred
generally elsewhere ca»t of the
Kocky Mountains.
Temperature: S a. m.. 241.
Sun: Rises, 6:20 a. m.; nets. 0:04
p. m.
Moon: First «iuarter, March It,
1:33 p. in.
River Staget 4.3 feet above low- |
water mark.
Yesterday's Weather
Highest temperature, 23.
Lowest temperature. 10.
Mean temperature. 21.
formal temperature, 31. i
J. V. W. REYNDERS
Who to-day resigned as Vice-President and Director of the Pennsylvania
Steel Company
>
GRACE PRAISES REYNDERS;
BENT GENERAL MANAGER;
TO BE NO GENERAL CHANGES
PRESIDENT B. (j. GRACE, of the Bethlehem Steel Com
pany, speaking over the long distance phone from the
offices of the Bethlehem Steel Company, 111 Broadway,
N. Y., to a representative of the Telegraph to-day, said:
"Mr. Rcynders' resignation must not be considered as any
reflection upon his ability or his services to the company, lie
and I arc very warm personal friends ami T have a high opin
ion of his ability and know full well that it was lie who made
Steclton wliat il is to-day. Mr. Rcynders resigned of his own
volition. He is a big man in the steel business and during our
recent visit to Steclton we were much pleased ami impressed
both with what he has done in a constructive way and with his
conduct of Hie big enterprise.
"Of course, you will understand that we will absorb com
pletely the Pennsylvania Steel Company and as one of its chief
executive officers, Mr. Rcynders goes with the others, hut 1
wouldn't have anybody think that there is anything but the
best of good feeling between us.
"Quincy Hcnt. assistant to the president at Sparrows
Point, who is familiar with the Steclton plant, will become gen
eral manager at Steclton, but he will not have the executive
authority vested in Mr. Rcynders, as the executive offices of
the Bethlehem Company are at South Bethlehem. He is at
present in Steclton, conferring with Mr. Rcvnders. His ap
pointment becomes effective at once, lie will be in complete
charge at Steclton.
"There are no other changes to announce. It is not our
purpose to put new blood into the plant at Steclton. What«tvc
desire to do Is to take the present organization and build for
the future from tliat. There is a big opportunity ahead for
advancement there. We have no desire to make any changes
I'lrst of all. it is our purpose to give cver.y man at Steelton fuli
and ample opportunitv to make good under the new manage
ment and it is our sifc ere hoi>e that there will be not one fail
ure.
— )
500 Believed Dead in
Wreck of Spanish Ship;
Captain Commits Suicide
Rio Janeiro, March 7. —According to I
the latest information, tlie number of |
j deaths on the Spanish passenger j
steamship Principe de Asturias, which
j struck a rock and sank off Santos on |
Sunday, will reach almost 500. Among i
I those saved was the new American \
| consul to Santos, Charles T.radek.
The vessel was en route to Buenos
Ayres from Barcelona. Over 600 pas
| sengers were on hoard. The catas
| troplie was caused, it is said, by a
: thick fog, in which the vessel struck I
a rock and sank in less than five min- j
utes. The newspapers of this city say j
that it is reported that the commander i
of the ship committed suicide at the
moment of the accident. The greater I
part of the officers were lost.
Dapp Formally in
Field For Assembly;
Petitions Are Out
I
Friends of Jury Commissioner Ed
ward Dapp, this city, formally placed
him well up in the racfrfor the Re
publican nomination for the Legisla
ture from this district to-day by cir
culating his nomination petitions.
Mr. Dapp who is widely known j
throughout both county and city is'
especially popular among the firemen :
and the railroad men of Harrishurgi
and nearby towns. He admitted he
will run. |
PLANE SMASHES AGAINST SHIP
Mobile, Ala., March 7. One of
the naval hydroaeroplanes at the
Mardi Gras here was hurled against
the mast of n schooner anchored in
the Mobile river to-day and demolish
ed. The pilot, Lieut. K. O. McDon
nell, of the Naval Aviation Corps, es- j
caped without Injury. |
BETTER DAYS COMING!
After a day of snow and rain, the
weatherman forecasts fair and warm
er weather for to-night and to-mor
row with the lowest temperature
about 35 degrees. 4
HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 7, 1916.
Twenty German Warships
Reported to Have Left
Kiel For the North Sea
Associated Press
Home, March s.—Twenty Ger
man drcadna lights have loft Kiel,
according to information received
| here to-day.
The foregoing dispatch was held up
by the British censor for two days.
Another dispatch filed in London at
3:25 o'clock this morning said that a
i fleet of German warships was ob
! served Monday cruising in the North
j Sea. This message was received in
London from Vlieland, North Holland.
Discuss Needs of
City at Dinner of
Real Estate Board
Ilarrisburg's most urgent needs to- J
day are a modern hotel and high !
school, according to tacit agreement of j
the speakers who had a part in the
program at the monthly dinner of the
Harrisburg Real Estate Board last'
evening at the Colonial Country Club, j
The principal speaker was William ;
H. Ball, private secretary to Governor |
Brumbaugh/who talked on the work !
of the Philadelphia Real Estate Board, '
of which he is vice-president. Other
speakers were J. William Bowman, C. 1
L. McColgin, the president and secre- i
tary, respectively, of the Chamber of I
Commerce. State Senator E. E. Beidle
mun and Charles E. Covert.
Within the next few days President!
Herman P. Miller, of the board, will
name the three or five members of the
organization who will rperesent Har
risburg at Ihe national convention of
reel estate boards of the United States
in New Orleans, March' 27-30. A let
ter from national headquarters was
rend by C. Vernon Rettew urging flar
lisburg's real estate board to send
representatives
PENBROOK AND
PLEASANTVIEW
MIGHT COME IN
j SIMULTANEOUSLY
Borough Considers Joining
With Township in Harris
burg Movement; Council
Takes No Definite Action;
Question Up to Taxpayers
and Voters
'HARDSCRABBLE' DATE
IS POSTPONED AGAIN
City Commissioners Unani
mously Decide to Await
Court's Action; First
Steps in Bond Problem;
Want Lighting Scheme Re
arranged
Penbrook as well-as Pleasantview |
in the near future may seek annexa-!
' tioii to Harrisburg.
Neither the city, township nor bor- |
! ough authorities have taken any defi- |
| nit <; steps as yet toward extending the '
j corporate limits of the municipality to |
include these neighboring towns, al
; though the question was discussed at
j length yesterday afternoon at the in-'
j formal conference of the councilmen. [
Following to-day's session of council !
Commissioner Harry F. Bowman, who
first broached the matter, said that no
action will probably be taken by Har-
I risburg until the residents in the towns
, seeking annexation act.
Pleasantvicw Divided ?
Pleasantview residents are more or
less divided on the subject, Mr. Bow
j man said; some want to come in and
j others do not desire annexation. The
| incorporation of Pleasantview with
j Harrisburg would have to be done by
I petition to the court to appoint view
i ers or a commission on the question;
, Penbrook's citizens would have to de-
I cide the problem by vote of the people
at a regular election. Until these steps i
[Continued on Page 6.]
BIG CHANGES IN
HIGHWAY BUREAU
BASED ON MERITS
Commissioner Cunningham
Creates Five Engineering
Districts For Townships
Promotions in the State Highway j
Department, based oil the merit sys- |
j tern, under which this department is j
, operating under tho present adminis- j
! tration, were announced to-day, affect-1
j ing the engineering division and the I
I bureau of township highways.
In the engineering division P. M.
1 Tebbs, assistant engineer, who has
i been in charge of District No. 12, with i
i headquarters at Scranton, is promoted j
to the post of engineer of construction. I
'with headquarters at Harrisburg, fill
j ing the vacancy caused by the reslg-
I nation of John T. Gephart, Jr.
W. A. VanDuzer, assistant engineer,
who has been in charge of District
! No. 6, with headquarters at York, is
transferred to Soranton to succeed
j Mr. Tebbs.
The vacancy thus created in the
.! York district is tilled by the appoint
j ment of Charles W. Erisman, who has
, been a draftsman in the bureau of
township highways and who is now
appointed acting assistant engineer in
charge of District No. 6.
All of the above promotions are
effective at once.
Township System Changes
Tn the bureau of township highways
the State has been divided into five
[Continued on Page 6.]
ATTACKED WITHOUT WARNING
Amsterdam. March 7.—The Dutch
j steamer Bandoeng was attacked by a
| submarine without, warning while in
| the Mediterranean Sea on its journey
home from India, according to the
Nieuw Kotterdamsche Courant. The
Bandoeng escaped with slight damage
to its lifeboats and reached Rotter
dam on Sunday.
MARTIN URGES WILSON
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., March 7. —ln a
statement to-day Senator Martin.
Democrat, of New Jersey, announced
his determination not to be a candi-
I date for delegate-at-large to the
j Democratic national convention be
j cause of his decision to be a candidate
! for the Senate L succeed himself and
I urged the renomination of President
j Wilson.
HERE GIRLS, YOU
PUNCH AT THE MALE FLIRT
Arkansas Judge Rules That Woman Is Justified in Breaking
Her Umbrella Over Head of Man Who Threw Kisses at Her
By Associated Press
! Little Rock, Ark., March 7.
I woman is justified in inflicting cor
poral punishment, upon a male flirt
who annoys her, the State Supreme
[court has ruled In alarming the $250
damages which a lower court had
awarded Mrs. Nettie Trussoll, of Hot.
Springs. a school teacher, against thel
Memphis and Dallas and Gulf rail-1
road.
According to testimony a male pas- j
FIRST TEST VOTE
ON ARMED SHIPS
! IN HOUSE WON BY
ADMINISTRATION
Vote of 256 to 160 Brings
McLemore Resolution to
Warn Americans Off Arm
ed Ships Up For Debate
With Every Prospect That
It Would Be Tabled
PARTY LINES ARE
FORGOTTEN IN FRAY
Representatives Applaud As
sertion "That All the Imps
of Hell Never Devised a
More Infamous Lie Than
That President Wants
War"
I
By Associated Press
Washington, March 7.—ln the first j
test vote in the House to-day on the i
j armed ship question the Administra- j
ition forces won 256 to 160.
j Opportunity for amending the Mc-j
Lemorc resolution to warn Americans
1 off the armed ships of European bel- j
ligerents was removed, and the House;
I turned to debate on the resolution it
j self with every indication that it,
| would be tabled as President Wilson I
| desires as a demonstration to foreign j
nations that dissensions against his
foreign policy do not represent the
majority of Congress.
The question to adopt the special;
rule was then put. Representative!
Campbell demanded the yeas and nays*
and at 1.16 o'clock the roll call was |
begun on the adoption of tli6 rule to j
consider the warning resolution.
Another Victory
The rule providing-for four hours':
debate on the motion to table the Mc-
Lemore warning resolution was adopt-'
ed by 271. to 138.
With this action the administration
forces put over another victory and
| placed the McLemore resolution be
[Continued on Page 6.]
M'VEYTOWN IS
BACKING WILLIAM
PENN PROJECT
Meeting of Highway Boosters
Arouses Strong Senti
ment
i McVeytown, Pa., March 7.—lnter
jest in the meeting of the William
Penn Highway boosters in Harrisburg
ion March 27 is increasing in this dls
j trict daily and as the time for the
gathering draws near plans are being
made to send a. delegation of repre
sentative citizens from this borough
to the session in the Capital City. A
meeting of the highway boosters in
this vicinity has already been held
here and another meeting is sched
| uled. The borough council is ae
| quainting Itself with the advantages
of having the town on the route and
petitions, which are being signed by
scores, are in circulation in the town
and the adjoining townships.
Recently there was some discus
sion of having the highway follow the
State road from Iteedsville to Mill
Creek, through the Kishacoqutllas
Valley. This road woyld be reached
by going from Lewistown to Iteeds
ville over a toll road, which at some
future time will be taken over by
the State. Of course, this route would
eliminate the Juniata Valley route
from Lewistown to Mill Creek and in
cidentally McVeytown would not find
a place along the highway. The route
through McVeytown would follow the
old turnpike from Philadelphia to
Pittsburgh and it is just because there
is a slight possibility of changing the
[Continued on Page 7]
ORPET INDICTED FOR MURDER
Chicago. 111., March 7.—Will H. Or
pet, University of Wisconsin student,
was indicted by a Lake county grand
jury cn a charge of murdering his
former sweetheart, Marian Lambert
The case probably will be called for
trial next week. It is charged that the
tragedy was the culmination of a
liaison, that It was precipitated by
Orpet'c transferring his affections to
another woman and that he provided
a violent poison which the girl swal
lowed.
DISCUSS SWISS CRISIS
By Associated Press
Berne, March 7.—The political and
economic crisis in which Switzerland
remains plunged through the war was
the chief subject of consideration at tho
opening session to-day of the Federal
Chamber in National Council.
I sender on a train of the defendant
- railroad stood, in the center of the
■ car in which .Mrs. Tr.ussell was riding
l and winked and threw kisses at licr.
> Then he approached her. Mrs. Trus
-1 sell broke her umbrella over his head.
I The Supreme court in its opinion
. handed down yesterday, rules that not,
i only was Mrs. Trussell justified in her;
action, but was entitled to recover!
damages for the annoyance and hu
miliation to which she was subjected.
14 PAGES CITY EDITION
"JITNEY" COST
H'B'G RAILWAYS
$33,000 DURING
'ls, STATEMENT
Annual Report of President
Frank B. Musser Lays the
Blame For Big Falling Off
in Earnings to "Irregu
lated" Business of Last
Summer
INVESTMENT INCOME
WAS ALSO LOWER
Gross Operating Revenue
$914,936.07, Decrease of
$78,992.52; Carried Mil
lion and Quarter Less Pas
sengers Than in 1914; No
Serious Accidents.
According to the annual report of
! F. B. Musser, president of the Har
| risburg Railways Company, submit
ted to the company's stockholders at
the annual meeting in the Railway
Company's building this morning, the
j company's net income for the year
ending December 31, 1915 was $38,-
666.92 less than the net income for
| the year 1914. The jitney is held re
| sponsible for the decrease. The com
pany's net earnings in 1915 were
$187,819.08 and in 1914 the net earn-
I ings totaled $221,329.89, a decrease
jfor 1915 of $33,510.81. The Income
! Irom investments during 1915 was
also lower than in 1914 so with this
the total net income for the year is
[reduced by $38,666.92. The profits
I and loss statement shows a balance
on hand December 31, 1915, of $30,-
1926.70 as against $21,615.58 on hand
December 31, 1914.
Haul Million and Quarter Less
The gross operating revenue for the
year was $914,936.07, a decrease over
1914 of $78,992.55. During the year
1915 the company's cars carried *22,-
j 435,553 passengers, a total of 1,225,-
748 less than the number carried in
1914. The operating expenses for the
[Continued of Pag© 9]
LATE U. E. APPOINTMENTS 'f
York.—Appointments announced late this afternoon by I
the Central I nsylvania conference of the United Evange- Aj
lical Church included the following ministers to pulpits: 1
Carlisle, the Rev. I. E. Spangler; Mt. Holly, the Rev. L. E. £
Crumbling; Liverpool, the Rev. C. A-. Fray, under presid- ' |
ing elder; Millersburg, the Rev. L. Dice, mission; Mifflin, jl
the Rev. W. H. Lilly. * *
BLOODY BATTLE AT OCOTLAN •
Washington, March 7.—Ocotlan, fifteen miles south of 1 k
. | Oaxaca was recaptured yesterday by Carranza troops after ;
< I what was described in unofficial advices to the Mexican \ ►
embassy as a "bloody Two unnamed rebel generals ! '
,were reported killed. I >
* AIR AND SEA FLEETS GROWING i
j i ir, first lord of t' I >
I Admiralty, state I in the House of Commons this afternoon I
1 that t ish navy had been increas A
I | c outbreak of the war, while t' 1
-< • strength of the air division of the navy had grown ten fold. , i
< I REYNDERS APPOINTS BENT ' f
1 Vice-President J. V. W. Reynders, late this afternoon
i formally appointed Mr. Bent to the position of general '
; manager. The executive order was as follows: '
t"llr, Quincy Bent is hertby appointed general < J
manager in charge of operations of the Steelton j
giUci, taking effect from this date. !
\ , "(Signed) J. V. W. REYNDERS, , ►
"Vice-President." ;
1 Jerlin, March 7, via London. The war office an >
* 9 notanced to-day that the village of Fresnes, in the Woevre ! *
I Kutheast of Verdun, was captured this morning by Ger- '
< 1 mans. * *
I Washington, March 7.—The nqmination of Newton D.
| I Baker, former Mayor of Cleveland, to be Secretary of War, * '
was sent to the Senate, to-day.
< Harrisburg. For injuries sustained when he was • f
knock'd down by an automobile last summer, driven by
, Isiati Brenner, Herman Walinsky has sued Sarah Brenner,! J
I -jownrr of thr marhinr for Sfi.QQO «... , I
i, MARRIAGE LICENSES ■\
I Irvln B. I niik and M«ry Urubukrr. Herahey. - |
Ql II || 'IW I II »|l PI
GERMANS POUND
WAY TO VERDUN
IN NEW DRIVE
ON BOTH FLANKS
Kaiser's Troops Assault and
Take Town of Forges, Nine
Miles Northwest of Fort
ress, but Fail to Take
Heights Commanding Sit
uation
VILLAGE OF FRESNES
IN SOUTHEAST FALLS
! Hill No. 265 Also
i in Terrific Onslaught
While Thousands Fall;
Continue Bombardment of
i Le Morte Homme and
Other Elevations
Pi Massed forces of Germans are now
. poundingsimuitaneously on both flanks
Jof the French defenses of Verdun in
t an effort to roll them back upon the
r I fortress.
: To the northwest they have battled
: their way south from Forges, nine
- miles from Verdun, debouching to
r the east along the railroad skirting the
- west bank of the Meuse and likewise
- driving directly south -where a full
5 division of at least twelve thousand
• men stormed hill No. 2C5 and cap
'! tured it despite the decimation of its
* I ranks by French artillery and ma
-31 chine guns.
, I To the southeast they have driven
j | successfully at the village of Fresnes,
3 : twelve miles from the fortress, which
. I the French have been holding tenn-
I ciousl.v although the Germans already
(possessed Manheulles and Champloli
j on other side.
Want Crest of Hills
51 The immediate purpose of the Ger
r S man attack west of the Meuse is be
r | lieved in Paris to be the capture of
- the crest of hills from which the
. French long range guns were able to
l span the distance across the Meus«
31 and hamper the Germans in their at
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