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With Soiid Suppoti of Coagtess President Is Ready to Reopen Controversy
HARRISBURG rfSllfa TELEGRAPH * vvvir XT _ N nv CARRIER « CENT# A WEEK. LAAAV— JNO. :>£ SINGLE COMES A CENTS. SOLIDLY BACKED WILSON IS READY TO PROCEED WITH U-BOAT PROBLEM House Tables McLemore Resolution to Warn Amer icans Of! Armed Ships by Vote of 276 to 142; Frees President From Bonds of Embarrassment FURTHER ASSURANCES ARE TO BE ASKED Germany's Latest Proposal to Settle Lusitania Case to Be First Step; Congress Will Now Settle Down to Clear ing Legislative Slate Which Has Been Held Up By .Associated Press Washington. D. G., March 8. —With j Congrass standing squarely behind j him. President Wilson was prepared 1 10-day to go ahead with the submarine I negotiations with the central powers, j After .in all-day contest, such as has : seldom been witnessed, the House last j night aiiswered the President's de- | in&nd for a "show down" on congres- j sional sentiment on the armed ship, issue. By a vote of 276 to 142 the' House tabled the McLemore resolution to warn Americans off armed ships. This action, together with that in the Senate in killing a similar reso-j lutton. has freed the President from! tli« bonds of embarrassment forced! upon hint by the dissensions in Con- j c ress. Victory is Complete His victory complete after a long! and sensational fight was regarded by; the President and his advisers as a. sufficient answer to reports circulated ! in Berlin that he was making demands ' on Germany in direct opposition to the i-iected representatives of the people. 1 Air. Wilson is hopeful that there will ' be as little further discussion of the i issue in Congress as possible. The President was much gratified I with the overwhelming support ac corded him. He is receiving many congratulations. Will Answer Germany . The President's next step probably Mill be to answer Germany's last pro posal to settle the Lusitania case. In 'his the United States will ask for further assurances guaranteeing that j the new submarine campaign, in which all armed merchant ships are to be treated as auxiliary cruisers, will not . endanger American lives. With the armed ship issue out of the way Congress was ready to-day to mottle down to the task of clearing up the legislative slate. Agitation on the subject in Congress had delayed the work of the session. Turbulent Session It was a big Democratic majority ami neatly half of the Republicans in t hp House that ended the movement to warn Americans off armed ships. In a turbulent session, lasting for seven hours, and to rally cries of "stand by the President," administration sup porters without regard to party three times placed their stamp of dis approval on the warning proposition. By a vote of 256 to 160 the adminis tration forces carried the first vote, a parliamentary proposition to prevent opening the McLemore resolution to amendment and unlimited debate. With the crucial test of the fight in hand they moved the adoption of a special rule for four hours' discussion of the resolution. This was carried by 271 to 138 and then the victory was completed by tablinc the resolution. House Sways During the debate that preceded each vote the house was swayed back and forth in a manner probablv un eiualed since the eve of the decla ration of war with Spain. The long fliscussion, however, was conducted with entire good feeling and there was frequent c hering. The galleries were packed throughout the day. The President's supporters praised him for keeping the country out of war and for upholding international law. Ad ministration opponents charged that the President was contending for a doubtful legal right and was shifting the responsibility of diplomatic nego tiations to Congress. The failure of the so-called Bryan influences to de velop any marked strength against the [Continued on Page 13.] THE WEATHER For Harrtufiari nml vtrtnltyi Fair to-night anil Thuraila) : roliler to ll In ht, with lonmt temperature nkottt - - <t«'K rorw. Kur Kaatrrn I'ennnjlvanla: l.ocal • aim« and colder to-night t Thursday fair; atronic vrest and north went nlnda. River The Snsqaekmina river and all ita branches will proliahly remain nearly stationary, except the l.ower Weat liranch, which will rlae nllglitly. No material chanitra arc likely tn oeeur In lee conditions. A atagr of about 4.4 feet In Indicated tor Harrinhurit Thursday morning. (•encrat I ondltlonn The wrather continues unsettled over the northeastern part of the I lilted State* with the center of disturbance now along ttir \cw Jersey count. Snow and raiu hnvn fallen lu the last twenty-four bourn generally over the eastern half of the conntry. A general fall of 2 to 24 degree* In temperature has occurred In the I'lalna States anil thence east ward to the Atlantic coant. ex cept In Southern New York, F.ast ern Pennsylvania. New Jersey anil the Ulatrlet of Columbia, where It Is slightly warmer. Temperature: 8 a. m., 34. Sunt Hlsea, 11:27 a. in.: acts, B:04 p. m. Moon: First quarter. March 11, 1133 p. m. Itlvcr Stage: 4.4 feet above low water mnrk. Yesterday's Wciitlier lllghent temperature. I.nwent temperature. -11. Mean temperature. illf. Normal temperature, 31. GERMAN STAND ! ON ARMED SHIPS IS EXPLAINED Will Operate U-Boats in Ac-: cordancc With Law if Eng land Also Observes It BRING IP BLOCKADE Berlin Confident That United States Will Appreciate Teu tonic Viewpoint By Associated Press > Washington. March 8. The Ger-! man Government, in a memorandum '■ ! handed to-day by Count Von Bern- j storff to Secretary Lansing, outlines) in detail its position in regard to j , armed ships, reviews events leading ] up to its decision to torpedo without warning all armed merchantmen of* its enemies, concedes that interna- ! law, as at present constituted,' I makes no provisions for the use of, submarines and expresses a willing- j ness to operate its submarines in ac-j ; cordance with international law pre-1 I vailing prior to the war on the con-i ; dltion that Great Britain does not j | violate the same laws. ; The memorandum in part is as fol- J 1 lows: I "The principle of the United States! Government not to keep their citizens ■ off belligerent merchant ships, has; been used by Great Britain and her j .allies to arm merchantships for of- i | fensive purposes. Under these clr- j j cumstances merchantmen can easily) | destroy submarines and if their attack : ! fails still consider themselves in safety! i by the presence of American citizens t j on board. "The order to use arms on British merchantmen was supplemented byi | instructions to the masters of such] ■ ships to hoist false flags and to rami |U boats. Reports on payment of premiums and bestowals of decora-j ' tions to successful masters of mer- j ; chantmen show the effect of these j i orders. England's allies have adopted i this position. Faces Blockade "Now Germany is facing the follow-1 ing facts: "(A) A blockade contrary to inter-j national law (compare American notei to England of November 5. 1915) has for one year been keeping neutral; I trade from German ports and is mak- j ing German exports impossible. "(B> For eighteen months through i the extending of contraband provi sions in violation of international law (compare American note to England; of November 5, 1915) the overseas! I trade of neighboring neutral coun- j ! tries, so far as Germany is concerned, j j has been hampered. Interception of .Mails "(C> The interception of mails in! j violation of international law (com- i I pare American memorandum to Eng-; land of January 10, 1916) is meant to j ! stop any intercourse of Germany with i foreign countries. "(D) England, by systematically and increasingly oppressing neutral countries, following the principle of j 'might before right' has prevented neutral trade on land with Germany, so as to complete the blockade of thej : Central Powers intended to starve j | their civil population. Armed Ships "(E) Germans met by our enemies! ] on the high seas are deprived of their l liberty no matter whether they are I combatant or noncombatant. , j "(F) Our enemies have armed their 1 i merchant vessels for offensive pur- 1 ; poses theoretically making it inipos i sible to use our IT boats according to the principles set forth in the London ! Declaration (compare American; ; ; memorandum of February 8. 1916). "The English white book of January 5, 1916, on the restriction of German trade boats that by British measures Germany's export trade has been stop i ped almost entirely whilst her im ports are subject to England's will. | "The Imperial Government feels 1 1 confident thai the"people of the I United States remembering the friendly relations that for the last hundred years have existed between [the two nations, will in spite of the' j difficulties put into the way by our : enemies appreciate the German vlew ! point as laid down above." Rotary Club Spends Delightful Evening as Guest of R. C. Jobe The Harrisburg Rotary Club was delightfully entertained last evening Iby It. C. Jobe, manager for the Fletschmann Compressed Yeast Com- 1 pany, at the plant of that organiza-j tion, 210 North Second street. After! the meeting luncheon was served and i Mr. Jobe gave a talk on the business !of the company, which now employs: in the country more than 4,000 automobiles and wagons in the daily' i distribution of yeast. Harry M. Kinzer, William Robison i and Andrew Redmond won prizes in a contest entitled "What constitute elements of success in business," and William S. Essick was awarded the j consolation prize. The club .is preparing for a big time on March 22, when the Cham- 1 ; ber of Commerce and the Rotary Club j I will bring to this city Allen D. Al-' hert, municipal expert, for a luncheon 1 address at the llarrisbure Club and; a lecture on "The Forces That Make: Cities" at the Technical High school.' Mr. Albert is president of the Interna - I tional Rotary Clubs and will be en-' | tertained at a "round table" dinner by the club in the evening previous to the lecture. Brandeis Hearings Before Committee Are Finished Washington, March S. Public heatings on the nomination of l.ouls D. Brandeis of Boston, to be associate justice of the Supreme court were terminated to-day by the Judiciary subcommittee of the Senate. The inquiry has been in progress for a month. The subcommittee cave no ;i,dilution ns to when It would report to the judiciary committee. HARRISBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 8, 1916. IN LIMELIGHT DURING President Wilson, asking for a rule Which the House of Representa-1 "~>ight - " —Mo** tives i „ht the question \ HENRY D. FLOOD raised in the resolution of Mr. Jlc- Chairman of Foreign Affairs Lemore that Americans keep off belli- Committee gerent liners, addressed his letter to j J Acting Chairman Pou of the Rules; Saturday reported out the McLemore Committee. Mr. Flood is chairman of resolution with a recommendation the Foreign Affairs Committee, which | that it do not pass. SERIES OF BOMB EXPLOSIONS CAUSE $150,000 DAMAGE Niagara Chemical Plant Is Threatened With Total Destruction; One Dead By Associated Press Niagara Palls, N. Y., March B.—Fire following an explosion in the chlorate department of the Niagara Electro Chemical Company to-day threatened to complete the destruction Of the plant begun last night when several explosions and the resultant fires in i dieted damage estimated at $150,000. The explosion was heard for several miles around and across the Niagara 'cataract in Canada, where It caused a i hasty mobilization of the militia [Continued on Page 13.] i ; MRS. CATT URGES ACTIVE CAMPAIGN FOR AMENDMENT National President Believes End Can Be More Quickly Within five years the women of the United States will have the ballot if they work together and carry on an energetic campaign, declared Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt. president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, at to-day'B session of the Pennsylvania Woman Suffrage party [Continued on Page 13.] Investigating Sudden Death of Woman in Restaurant By Associated Press Chicago, 111.. March S. An Investi gation Into the cause of the death in a downtown restaurant last night of Mrs. Nellie Shaw, an expert billlardisv, was begun to-day by the police. Mrs. Shaw, accompanied by two other women, entered the restaurant and or dered supper. Half an hour later two of the women left and shortly after ward it was discovered that Mrs. Shaw, who remained at the table, was dead. A phvslclan. who examined the body, said death might have been caused either by poison or heart disease. The deao woman was the wife of I>ew Shaw, a widely-known professional cueist, who Is on'an exhibition tour. RETURNED LICENSE THAT TOLL INSTEAD OF CHIME Simple Little Story of Romance Forever Ended Except in Memory's Dreams Quietly Told in Marriage Bureau The simple little story of the memo- 1 rles of church bells whose merry chiming had been toned to dull toll ing was quietly told this morning to County Recorder James E. I-entss by 19-year-old Norman Edgar Gutshall, a farmer, when he returned, unused, his license to wed pretty 18-year-old Alta Elizabeth Wcvodan, Silver Springs. Till* i» UM < ORPHEUM BENEFIT WILL SWELL THE j BATTLESHIP FUND Manager Hopkins Announces J Contribution From Fri day Receipts The request for co-operation in j 1 swelling the battleship fund for the 1 • erection of the "America" has not : fallen upon deaf ears, and it is a genu- | Ine pleasure to see the ready responses I which have come to the Telegraph's' call. From Lemoyne, Newport, Hall- 1 fax. Middletown. Steelton, Kairview. ] Millersburg, Blair, yes, even from 1 Newport. R. 1., and Kimball, W. Va.. j have come contributions, and there is a proportionate jump in the total fund. The Storehouse and Shop Clerks' [Continued oil Page ll.] THREE PERRY CO. TOWNS, DRY TWO YEARS, GO WET Millerstown, Newport and El liottsburg Captured by the Liquor Forces New Bloomfield, Pa., March 8. — , Despite an apparently overwhelming j sentiment, throughout the county against saloons, the Perry county , court, with President Judge W. H. ! Seibert dissenting, to-day granted five j additional saloon licenses in the towns of EUiottsburg (1), Newport (2) and Millerstown (2), where for two years past there have been no licensed bars. In all iifteen licenses were granted and two refused. Those refused were not licensed last year. The licenses granted, all judges con curring, were: H. B. Rhinesmith, Ho tel Rhlnesmith. New Bloomfield; Oran S. Stoufer, Shermansdale; Truman Rotz, Laird House, Duncannon; Sam [ Continued on Page 13.] . HOB DRUGSTORE j Some time during last night or early this morning, thieves broke into the ! drugstore of John Cotterel, Sixth and KeJker street, ransacked the place and I Anally took a dollar in change which they found In the cash register. 1 February 9. Gutshall and his shy' Klrl-bridc-elect called at the mfirrißge bureau. Kot the license and started for the bride's home. The wedding was to have occurred a short time later. A day or so before the wedding, how ever, the bride-to-be slipped on the icy-covered porch of her /home and fell in such a way as to suffer internal injuries. The bride-to-be died yesterday 4 woraing, *1 80 PER CENT. OF TRAINMEN WANT EIGHT-HOUR DAYI Union Leaders Find Over whelming Majority While. Tabulating Vote MEANS $100,000,000 MOVE Demands on ">2B Railroads Would Reach That; Don't Want Strike By Associated Press Chicago, March 8. —More than eighty per cent, of the 400,000 rail way employes of the country favor de manding an eight-hour day with time and a half for overtime when their wage agreement with the roads expire March 31, it was indicated to-day. Leaders of the employes are said to be opposed to arbitrating their differ ences 1 , although they express the hope that a strike, which would tio itr 52S railroads throughout the country, will not be necessary. Railroad officials declare that the eight-hour day and overtime de manded by the employes would mean an increase in wages of nearly SIOO,- 100,000 a year and this Increase can not lie granted under existing condi tions. Largest Hydroaeroplane Under Construction For Allies to Carry 34 Men By Associated Press 13uffalo. K. Y., March B.—A local manufacturer of engines for aero planes to-day received from a North Tonawanda boat manufacturing com j pany the body of what is said to be the largest hydroaeroplane that has ; been built in America. When com pleted it will carry thirty-four men. After 1 eing equipped with motors and I propellers, it is said, it will be shipped j to Great Rritain. When fully equipped ready for serv ! ice this flying boat will weigh 21,000 1 pounds. The body is 55 feet long and iis completely enclosed. In it will be ' four motors of 240 horsepower for ! flying purposes and one 200-horse | power motor for propelling the ma chine on the water. When the three I sets of planes are constructed the ma j chine will be 120 feet from tip to tip. I The hull has two gasoline tanks, which i have a total capacity of about 1,000 I gallons. Apartments are constructed in the body for food and ammunition. I The hull is of cypress. Bequests to Relatives | and Harrisburg Hospital in Will of A. A. Pancake I The will of the late Alfred A. Pan- ; I cake was probated this morning. His I wife and the Harrisburg Trust Com-j j pany are named as executors and trus ! tees of the estate. Mrs. Pancake is I given outright the house and contents! at Second and Reily streets and the j use of the country house in Penbrook ! during her lifetime. Following are the bequests Edwin Pancake, of Harrisburg, a brother, $5,000; Albert H. Edwards, of Pitts- j burgh, a brother-in-law, $4,000; Ho- j mer E. Edwards, of Pittsburgh, a | brother-in-law r , $4,000; Lydia M. Hen derson, of California, a sister-in-law, $4,000; Mrs. Jessie Whiteside, of Sy- ! racuse, N. Y., a niece, $5,000; Edwin; J. Miller, of Harrisburg, a nephew, I $3,000: Ward E. Jacobs, of Harris burg, $3,000; to the Harrisburg Trust company, in trust, $5,000, the income | to be paid to the- Harrisburg Hospital. | The balance of the estate is divided between the widow and Iwo grand -1 daughters, Mrs. Hill and Miss Martha Snavely. No estimate lias been made as yet of the value of the estate. Dr. Eliot Says Drink Bill Is $2,200,000,000 Sfecial to the Telegraph Boston, Mass.. March 8. Dr. Charles i W. Eliot, President Emeritus of Har- | ; vard, has prepared a table on expend!- I | turps not classed ns necessaries of life. It shows that every year nearly three I times as much money Is spent on drink ias is expended for the next highest luxuries mentioned except tobacco. The table: Intoxicating liquors, $2,- 200.000.00P; tobacco, $1.200,000.000; jew elry and plate, $800,000,000; automobiles, $500,000,000; church work at home, $250,000 000; confectionery, $200,000,000; ! soft drinks, $120.(100,000; tea and coffee, $100,000,000; millinery, $90,000,000; pat- i ent medicines. $80,000,000: chewing gum, i $13.000,000; foreign missions, $12,000,-! OUO. MACHINISTS STRIKE By Associated Press Franklin, Pa., March 8. Ma- I chinlsts employed at the plants of the 1 Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company, I the Colburn Machine Tool Company 1 and the Producers Supply Company) i here are on a strike. The men demand I the reinstatement of several dis-1 | charged men. an increase of 20 per! | cent, in wages, an eight-hour day and better shop conditions. The plants employ 700 men but so far only ; about 200 are affected. MAUI) ALLAN" RECOVERING By Associated Press New York, March 8.-—Maud Allan, classical dancer, reported dying arter i a recent operation for appendicitis, was said to-day to he on the road to (recovery. Miss Allan has an inter-! national reputation, having appeared; I before many crowned heads. INSURANCE CO. WITHDRAW By Associated Press ! Columbia, S. C., March B.—Thlrty- I four Are Insurance companies have j withdrawn from the State of South Carolina because or provisions of the j new "anticompact" law. ENVER PASHA DEAD By Associated Press London, March B.—An Athens dis patch to the Exchange Telegraph I Company reports rumors of the death I of Enver Pasha, Turkish minister of war, but all efforts to contirm or re- l k lute them have proved unavailing. 1 BANK CLEARINGS ji ALMOST DOUBLED | DURING 10 YEARS! Tenth Annual Mooting of Clearing House Association Shows Growth of Business , DEPOSITS NOW $16,5)91,815 i Nearly Half Billion Handled Since the Organization; Officers Re-elected : ' The tremendous Increase in the j banking business in Harrisburg since! 1WO(>, when the Harrisburg Clearing! House Association was organized was ■ i shown in a report submitted vester-1 day afternoon by A 1 K. Thomas, sec-1 retary of the association, at the tenth annual meeting of the bankers in the offices of the Harrisburg Railways i Company. , Dt|ring the last eight months of 1906, $31.778,464.1-1 passed through' the Harrisburg banks. Last year, the I total was $87,767,765.04, and for the | first two months this year $14,963,- | 616.05. ; The votal amount of money handled i by the banks slnou the organization* of the association is $464,548,299.89, 'and when the year is over, it is be lieved that the total will be more than half a billion dollars. Officers Rc-clcctcd Officers of Ihe association were re elected as follows: Donald McCor niick, president of Dauphin Deposit Trust Company, chairman; Robert M. Rutherford, president of the Steeltoni t National Rank, vice-chairman, and Al. ! K. Thomas, cashier of the East End ; I Rank, secretary. The Commonwealth j Trust Company was appointed as new! manager of the association. The following were named as the I [Continued on IV go 18.] Jackson Herr Boyd Elected Director of Dauphin Deposit Trust Directors of the Dauphin Deposit Trust Company yesterday afternoon ; j elected Jackson Herr lloyd as a direc- j ! tor of the company to succeed Vanee O. B McCormick, who resigned following his i r appolntnient as one of tlie governors of I _ | the Federal Reserve lJank at I'hiiadel- i . phia. Mr. McCormick was one of the I p 1 first board of directors when the trust i company was incorporated and had been j " a director ever since. Mr. Boyd is a I ■ | son of the late John Y. Boyd. t OFFERS "CHEESE" FOR SUFFRAGE \ \ ; Harrisburg.—At tho closing session of the State Wo- I mah Sufl age Part; Conference in the Board of Tr;i i I C Hide Bedford, of Chester an- | j P nounced that the bud) t to $40,0u | Of this a ount $29,000 mst be raised as SII,OOO was left ( lin the treasury from last year. During the afternoon ' ' [ pledges amounting to more than SIO,OOO were made. Among L personal pledges was one by Mrs. E. E. Kiernan, of Somei 1 1 I set, who offered her cottage cheese crop for the year. FRENCH RECAPTURE TRENCHES * > I Paris, March B.—ln the Champagne the French has re i captured ches lost on March 6, according I |to semio ' ' annc ement. i ks, Alaska, March B.—Three soldiers were kill | ed and Iwo seriously injured in a fire yesterday that dt t » I • d by company B, 14th infantry. TAKE POSITION IN WEST ' f Eerlin, March 8, via London, 3.15 p. m.—The capture of i a Frencfi p< sition west of the Meuse on both sides of the I I Forges brook below Bethincourt, six kilometers wide and [ three kilometers deep, was announced to-day by German • f r army headquarters. i [ TWO AMERICANS REPORTED KILLED BY VILLA , ► El Paso, Tex., March B.—Accredited but unconfirmed reports received to-day by General Gabriel Gavira at Juarez. state that two Americans named Franklin and Wright were killed by Villa bandits Monday at Pechaco, between • Casas Grandes and Janos, Chihuahua. I CORN AND WHEAT ON FARMS 1 ► Washington, March B.—The Department of Agricul- ' I ture's crop report to-day announced: Wheat about 241, • f 717,000 bushels or 23.9 per cent of the 1915 crop remained 1 on farms March 1. Corn, about 1,138,773,000 bushels or ■37.3 )<>r tciii on f.trmr,. | MARRIAGE UCtkSHS t Hurry K. Kcrl, Uunrnniion, nnd l.nnra >l. Krnnirr, I pprr Faxton i tonnHhlp. VU" »» LJ W** II ■II W»g) 16 PAGES CITY EDITION GERMANS PAUSE IN THEIR DASH TOWARD VERDUN Renewal of Great Battle Is Momentarily Awaited as Ar tillery Is Active WHOLE LINE THREATENED Developments Indicate That No Part Is Free From Massed Assault Pausing on the ground they had won on Monday and Tuesday in their impetuous dash southward to the | Meuse, the forces of the German i Crown Prince, fighting for Verdun, failed to continue last night their driv ing attacks on the French lines. The renewal of the great battle, however, | Is being momentarily awaited, (he per , sistent activity of the heavy artillery indicating that the time for this can not lie far distant. The assault on the fortress is now being pressed with greatest vigor ! along the four-mile front running from the north of Cumieres, near the river, to Bethincourt, where the Her mans have already pressed forward into the Cordeaux woods, hot ween Deadman and (louse Hills, the .com manding positions held by I lie French in this sector Having in Wocvw Recent developments, however, have , indicated that no particular part of the line is free from the possibility of a massed assault at any time, and the battle has been raging with intensity I from the Woevre, southeast of Ver j dun, where the town of Fresnes was yesterday stormed and taken, around [Continued on Page IS.] Senior Class at Yale Spent Just $1,087,364 Special to the Telegraph New Haven. Conn., March S. edu cation cost the present Vale academic senior class of "25 men $1,087,"6 I, aver aging per man for the course $1.07:;, ac cording to figures made public recently. Tito highest for any man is J 15,000. while- the lowest is SBOO. Of these U'O have earned part of their way, or S!IOG.- 970. Tobacco is used by -35, of whom lOfi have taken it up since coming here; of the 140 who drink, 54 took their first tipple at Yale.