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Service to Suburbs Resumed by Railways Company; Men Firm For Union Recognition
HARRISBURG lf§ljiS|l TELEGRAPH LXXXV— No. 168 STRIKE SETTLEMENT HOPES ARE BLASTED; JITNEYS THEMSELVES; PUBLIC OUTRAGED Bus Men Charge Exorbitant Prices; Police Permit Overcrowding and Wink at Overcharging; Women Forced to Sit on Men's Laps; City-wide Demand That Patrolmen Quell Dis order PARTIAL SERVICE TO SUBURBS RESUMED 17 Cars Operating; Trolley men Insist on Recognition of Union and Company Steadfastly Refuses to Treat With Them Except "as Individuals"; Strikers Say They Will Later Be Discharged if They Do Re turn to Work With the refusal of President Frank P>. Musser, of the Harris burg Railways Company, to recognize the carmen's union formed in this city, and the reiterated statements by officials and members of the organization that they will not return to work until the union is recognized, settlement of the strike in this city is farther away than it has been since last Sunday when the men quit work. President Musser, after his confer ence with a committee of the strikers, "as individuals," yesterday afternoon announced that they refused to talk except as representatives of the union. Mr. Musser then issued a statement that the strikers must apply for po sitions again, and then send a commit tee of employes to meet him on July 26, when he will discuss wage and working conditions and plan for adjustments of grievances. Tnis morning strike leaders and members of tha union declared posi tively that they will not go back to work as individuals." bringing the probable solution of the situation to a standstill. The company will not rec ognize the union, officials state; the men will not return to work unless it is recognized, they state. Meanwhile Public Suffers In the meantime the suffering pub lie, with irregular car service and in adequate jitney service, has already voiced disapproval of the attitude taken in letting the strike continue. Exorbitant rates charged by some of the jitneys is getting under the pub lic's skin. Tine railways company officials claim they are willing to adjust grievances with employes that apply for positions and return to work. This the employes refuse to do, because, as some of them stated this morning, they believe the company will discharge them shortly after they return to work. Resume Suburban Service Seventeen cars were sent out on the city linos and to suburban points. For the first time since Monday service [Continued on Page 3] THE WEATHER For Harrishurg and vicinity: Kalr, continued wurm to-night and Sunday. For Eaßtcrn Pennsylvania: Gener ally fair to-night nnd Sunday; little change In temperature; gentle, shifting winds. River The Susquehanna river and all its tributaries will remain neurlv stationary. A stage of nliout x'r» feet is indicated for Harrishurg Sunday morning. General Conditions The storm from the South Atlantic ocean that w» central near Bos ton, Friday morning, has pussed off to the northeastward, appar ently with decreasing intensity. Shower* have fallen over practlc nlly all the country south nnd Tost of the Ohio river in the last twenty-four hours, except the Florida peninsula; also In the Middle Atlantic and New Eng land States, the Upper St. I.uw rence Valley, along the Texas const and in Wisconsin and Bast em South Dakota. It Is 2 to I! degrees cooler along the South Atlantic const, in Texas and New Mexico and in Virginia, V est Virginia, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, interior of New York State and the Upper St. Lawrence Valley. Temperature: 8 a. m., 72. Sun: Rises, 4;55 a. m.; sets, 7:27 p. m. Moon: New moon, July 20, »:15 p. m. River Stage: 3.6 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, i>7. Lowest temperature, 72. Mean temperature, 82. Normal temperature, 75. Getting used to strange newspapers Is like breaking in a pair of new shoes—mighty uncomfortable. Order the Harrisburg Telegraph mailed to your vacation address if you would enjoy real comfort. Six cents a week will bring the Telegraph to you no mat ter you are. BY CARRIERS « CENTS A WEEK. SINGS.E COPIES 2 CENTS. STRIKERS ACT AS DISPATCHERS FOR JITNEYS AT CITY MARKETHOUSES WBUKjF t at ,* HI jf' * Wit- HH ■ nu^ ' " %-§*-■ ty ";. ' Striking trolleymen this morning: acted as dispatchers for the jitneys ope iting to and from the city markethouues. The pickets very courteously four iut which direction each woman wished to go and when a bus came alon :arried her basket to the auto and helped her to a seat. ARREST FIVE FOR YELLING "SCAB" District Attorney Orders the Sheriff to Close Mouths of Hooters Jeers and insults to strike-breakers will be barred in the future. Instruc tions were given last night by District Attorney Michael E. Stroup, to Sheriff William W. Caldwell, to arrest all per sons yelling "scab" or other insults to members of crews running cars for the Harrisburg Railways Company. In accordance with these instruc tions County Detective James Walters who is acting as a sheriff's deputy, this morning arrested five men, Frank C. Morden, Earl V. Kelley, Thomas Coen, Gordon L. Boston and James Toomey, all Harrlsburgers. These men, according to Detective Walters, were standing along Market street and Market Square yelling at strike-breakers. They are charged with disorderly conduct, and were scheduled for a hearing this after noon. Morden put up $25 as a forfeit for his appearance and Toomey posted sl7, promising that he would return. On the testimony will depend whether these men will face a more serious charge. District Attorney Stroup said: "If these men, by their actions attracted a crowd and there was general disorder, the offense will be Inciting a riot." ASYLUM FARM BARN BURNED Wind and Lightning Cause Much Damage Through out State During the heavy electrical storm last evening, one of the most violent of the season, much damage was caus ed by lightning and wind. A few minutes after the storm broke over the city, lightning struck the barn at the State Insane Asylum, built about seventy-five years ago on the old Oyster farm, northeast of the city. The farmhands rescued five horses from the burning building, but [Continued on Page 7] PRISONERS FOR ROAD WORK Lancaster, Pa., July 22.—The ques tion of using convict labor on public •road improvements, so long agitated in Lancaster county, has assumed con crete form. Commissioner D. Magee being at the front of the movement. The other commissioners approve the proposition. A number of townships have been interested and upon their call the county authorities will fur nish prisoners for work. Now that the law permits the use of machinery for breaking stono, instead of by the rock pile method, convicts are not unwill ing to go to road making. REVEXUE BILL DEFECTIVE By Associated Press Washington, July 22. Amend ments were prepared to-day by the Senate Finance Committee to correct defects discovered in the House spe cial revenue bill. The House measure, it is found would make munitions manufacturers who let portion? of their contracts to other firms pay the entire tax. The Senate committee pro poses to make subcontractors liable for their share. CAR STRIKE IX YOXKERS By Associated Press Yonkers, N. Y., July 22. All local street car lines were tied up here to-day by a strike or motormen and conductors, who demand an in crease of five cents an hour in wages and shorter hours. Efforts instituted by the mayor and a committee of j citizens to bring about a settlement [have been fruitless. LONG FIGHT OVER i BIGGER NAVY BILL House Expected to Insist on Only Five Warships; Sen ate Wants Eight By Associated Press Washington, July 22. The Sen ate Naval bill went to a conference committee of the two houses to-day with every prospect ahead for a long struggle over its increased building provisions. The House is expected to insist on its plan for only five capital warships next year, three less than the Senate voted and to fight the Senate's three-year program. [Continued on Page 7] EVEX STOGIES SOAR Pittsburgh, July 22. Pittsburgh's favorite mouthpiece, the "stogie," is to undergo an increase in price, and while the "jitney" still will be the popular coin offered in exchange for them, it will bring to the buyer only a pair of "smokes" where he has been accustomed to recetvlng three. The war is blamed, of course. Not that the European armies are using the stogie as gas bombs, but, so the dealers say, because girls who form erly found making them a lucrative diversion find making war munitions more lucrative. NATIONAL AID TO BE SECURED SOON State Highway Department Is Working to Get Federal Government Assistance The Pennsylvania State Highway Department is preparing to carry out this State's part in the expenditure of the Commonwealth's share in the $86,000,000 Federal Good Roads bill. State Highway Commissioner Black and Chief Engineer Uhier being now mapping out >he course to be followed by this State. According to Section 5 of the Federal bill, the secretary of agriculture is to notify the various State highway departments and gov ernors of each State within sixty days of approval of the act. The primary purpose of the Feder [Contlnued on Page 3] Third Brigade Opens Camp With 2,400 Troops By Associated Press Mount Gretna, Pa., July . The Third Brigade, National Guard of Pennsylvania, comprising 2,400 troops, opened its summer camp here to-day! The camp will last one week, which will be spent in maneuvers, drill and sham battles. The brigade Is commanded by Brigadier-General Frederick W. Still well, of Scranton, and is divided into the Ninth Infantry Regiment, Wilkes- Rarre; Thirteenth Regiment. Scranton and four companies from Milton, Mon tottrsville, Danville and Sunburv, com prising an independent, battalion of the Twelfth Regiment. Captain Frank Leisenring, of the United States Army, is here to muster recruits to fill gaps in the Pennsylva nia units at El Paso. He succeeds Cap tain James B. Kemper, senior mus tering officer during the mobilization here of the 13,000 State guardsmen r.ow at the border. OPEX XEW SPEEDWAY Kansas City, July 22. The new speedway here will be dedicated to day with a hundred-mile derby, prize $5,000, and a fifty-mile dash for a purse of $1,500. The speedway has an oiled track. Thirteen cars are entered in the derby and fourteen In the dash. HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 22, 1916. DEUTSCHLAND IS READY TO SAIL AT MOMENT'S NOTICE Tug Thomas F. Timmins Lies Alongside With Full Head of Steam Up ANOTHER NEARS COAST New England Observer Says He Saw Big Submarine Near ing Land Today By Associated Press Baltimore, Md., July 22. Little activity was noticeable this forenoon about the pier where the German merchant submarine Deutschland is moored which it is believed is ready to start on her voyage to Germany with a cargo of nickel and crude rub ber. The tug, Thomas F. Timmins which met the underseacraft at the Virginia capes, was lying alongside, as she has been almost constantly during the past week, with a full head of steam up. Paul Hilken, of the Eastern For warding company, American agents of the Deutschland, who returned to-day after a 4 8-hour absence from the city, declined to discuss the reported plan to send a consignment of gold on the submersible. Another Is Sighted ? Theodore Judson, keeper of the I Stratford lighthouse, Bridgeport, Conn., | reports sighting at 9.46 a large sub marine, bound east. The vessel is larger than the United States navy submarines, he fays. Commander R. H. M. Robinson, general manager of the Lake Torpedo Boat Company, says that the G-3, a United States sub marine, which came tc the Lake ship yards for repairs, left this morning for New London. N. Y. Bull Moose Will Endorse Hughes Despite Opposition of O'Connell By Associated Press Syracuse, X. Y., July 22. Pro gressive leaders gathered here for the meeting of the State committee this afternoon threatened to go into the courts if any action is taken to place the name of Charles K. Hughes or those of the Republican presidential electors on the Progressive ballot in New York State. Chairman John J. O'Connell of the New York county committee said to-day that joint man damus and injunction proceedings will be brought if an attempt is made to carry out in this State tne action of the Progressive National Commit tee. Committees to bring about the nomination of Judge Samuel Seabury, of 'he court of appeals for governor in opposition to Governor Whitman have been appointed in several coun ties. In spite of O'Connell's prediction the indications are that Hughes will be endorsed. Officer's SJayer Rushed to Safety From Texas Town; Mystery Surrounds Killing Alpine. Tex.. July 22.—Mystery sur rounds the motive of Harry J. 'Span nell for shooting and killing his wife and Lieutenant Colonel M C. Butler, of the Sixth United States Cavalry, while the three were motoring Thursday night, according to an announcement from the county attorney last night. Spannell, who surrendered himself immediately after the shooting, refus ed to discuss his case, and a thorough investigation disclosed no reason for the killing. Spannell was taken to another town, the name of which was not revealed. Spannell was driving his wife and i Colonel Butler in his car along the main residential street of the town, when suddenly he stopped his engine, turned in his seat, drew an automatic pistol and a revolver, and with the one began shooting Colonel Butler and i with the other his wife. He calmly emptied both firearms into the bodies of the victims, according to witnesses, and then quietly, with no haste, walked to the courthouse and gave himself up. Butler, who was promoted on July 12 to lieutenant-colonel, was born in ! Edgefield, S. C., May 1, 1864 Since ; graduation at West Point in 1888 he | had seen most of his active service in | the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Cavalry. He recently was transferred from Marfa, Tex., to Alpine, where his wife and 9-year-old son joined him. Hazleton, Pa., July 22. Harrv J Spannell. 37. who killed his wife and Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Butler, of the Sixth Cavalry, at Alpine. Tex., is a native of Hazleton. His father, a pio neer resident, works as a saddler here Spannell was graduated from the Hazleton High School, educated at sev eral American conservatories of music, took a course at Berlin and. after teach ing in Hazleton. left in 1900 for Waco. Tex,, when he became head of the schooi of music of Baylor University While there he met the daughter of J C. Holland, a millionaire cattle owner When Spannell married her Holland presented him with the hotel at Alpine and the fcpannells moved there Mrs Spannell was conceded to be one of the pretti»st women ever seen in Hazleton hpannell s father is prostrated with grief. He is a widower and Spannell was his only child. Spannell's friends remember him as being of amiable .and placid temper. There is one child 7 years old. CAXXIBAL BASS A FIGHTER Lewistown, Pa., July 22. Al though it is not legal 'to land two black bass at once on one hook, Bur ton Haws, of Johnstown, employed at the Haws-Ganster quarries, couldn't help it. He caught a 33-inch bass yesterday and had a royal tussle land ing the big fellow, with the aid of Russell Hostetter. Dressing this granddaddy of all Central Pennsyl vania bass, a little later, Haws found it was a cannibal, and had swallowed another bass eight inches long and weighing a half-pound. ATLANTA WINS ROTARIANS Cincinnati, July 22. Atlanta, Ga.. was selected as the convention city in 1917 of the International Association of Rotary Clubs here late yesterday by the new and retiring officers, who are empowered to make the selection. Kansas City and Salt Lake City were also in the field. C. R. Perry, of Chicago, was re-elected GERMANS MAKE NEW ATTACKS TO CHECK ALLIES Intensive Bombardment of British Lines With Gas Shells BEPULSED AT VERDUN Berlin Announces Sinking of English Trawlers by Submarine Apparently the Germans are pre- j paring for further attacks in an ef-, fort to check the allied offensive in i Northern France. London to-day reports an intensive j bombardment of the British lines at | places, gas shells and tear-producing! projectiles being freely used. The [ British guns are replying vigorously, j The afternoon bulletin from Paris; ignores the Somme front where the j French prtsumably are busy consoli- | dating their positions on the ground l won from the Germans in Thursday's assault. In the Verdun sector the Germans attacked a French position south of Damloup, northeast of the fortress, but were repulsed. They are heavily bom barding the Fleury and Fumin wood sectors in this region. German attacks on French trenches | at Fille Morte in the Argonne and j Northwest of St. Die in the Vosgos j were repulsed. Berlin announces the sinking by; German submarines in July 17 of six British trawlers off the English east coast. The British steamers Wolf, of 2.443 tons, and Karma, of 2,345 tons, and the French steamer Cattois of 1,200 tons have been sunk. British Women in Their Shop Clothes in Parade London, July 22. —British women! gave an impressive demonstration to day of their work in the war, thou-1 sandt. participating in a parade' through the central districts of Lon-! don. The parade was divided into j numerous sections with tableaux on Lorries representing women in work ing costumes, showing how they have replaced men in various activities. BRITISH USE CAVALRY Berlin, July 22 (by wireless). —Brit- I ish cavalry was employed in the offen sive thrust, along the Somme front on Thursday, according to yesterday's German army headquarters bulletin. Publishers Will Meet Trade Commission in Price Probe, August 1 By Associated Press Washington, July 22. Newspaper publishers throughout the country were invited to-day by the Federal Trade Commission to be represented 'at a hearing here on August 1 at 10 a. m. on whether there has been an undue increase in the price of news I print paper. The commission will I conduct an exhaustive investigation at' I which the public hearing will be th.e | rirst step. Heir to $400,000 Has Failed to Appear Again Port Alleghany, Pa., July 22.—Keith ; Dalrymplc. of this place, heir to a for ! tune of $400,000, is again missing. The ; youth, who arrived at his former. Port I Allegany home last March, just in time Jto save himself from being declared legally dead by the court, failed to put | in an appearance at Clean Wednesday, I when the final settlement of the Ar nold-Dalrymple estate was to be made. ! Dr. C. M. Palmer, of Charles City, i lowa, who found Dalrymple in March j after a search had been made for him for 10 years, was in Olean, but he was unable to throw any light on Dalrym ple's disappearance. .> ; Two months ago Dalrymple left Port 1 Allegany for Charles City, where he , resided with Dr. Palmer up until two I weeks ago. when he suddenly left. A search is to be started for Dalrym ple, and if he is found a guardian will | be appointed to look after his estate. York County League of Postmasters Is Formed York, Pa., July 22. A York Coun ty League of the Pennsylvania Branch of Third and Fourth Class Postmas | ters, affiliated with the national or ; ganizatlon, was formed at a meeting in the Federal Building yesterday. J. iS. Wertz, of Washington, borough i president of the Pennsylvania branch, i and one of the organizers of the coun | ty leagues, presided and made an ad ! dress, explaining the purpose of the j organization, which he said is prin ! cipally the exchanging of ideas of | work in the various offices, j The York County League has a i membership of twenty-four. There ' are nearly seventy third and fourth j class offices in York county. Mayor |E. S. Hugentugler, former assistant ! postmaster of York, made an address. Rich Widow Proposed Daily, Defendant Says Pittsburgh, Pa., Juv 22. That she proposed to him "regularly, every i day," and on such occasions spoke j with pride of the property she own ed, but that he demurred to all her | blandishments and proffers of mar -1 liage, was the answer filed in court i by George Lewis, a prosperous mer chant, to the suit brought against him some weeks ago by Clara Preston, a wealthy widow, in which she asks SIO,OOO for his refusal to carry out a promise to marry her. In her suit Mrs. Preston declared that Lewis visited her continuously and frequently from July until No vember of last year nnd in the course of an "ardent courtship" she learned to love him. When he proposed mar riage to her. Mrs. Preston alleged, she accepted him and proceeded to make arrangements for their wedding, which wafc set for April. Then, sud denly, in November, she alleged, his 1 visits ceased and he refused to carry out his promise to wed her, t 1 LT. NICODEMUS MADE AID AT HEADQUARTERS Popular First Lieutenant of Governor's Troop Appoint ed to Division Staff IS CRACK CAVALRYMAN " pi \ *".t ! LIEUTENANT 12. A. NICODEMUS, Aid-de-camp to Major General Clement. Special to tlic Telegraph Camp Stewart, El Paso. Tex., July 22. —Now it is Lieutenant Edwin A. Nico demus, aid-de-canip on the staff of Major Genera! Charles 11. Clement, com mander of the seventh division of the United States National Guard. Dr. Nicodemus, first lieutenant of the Governor's Troop, Har risburg's crack cavalry command, was assigned to-day to division headquart ers on detached service. This means that his position in the Troop will nut be filled and that after his tenure of duty as an aid to General Clement he will he reassigned to his old place in the Harrisburg cavalry organization. Troopers of the cavalry regiment generally and the Harrisburg command particularly, and the men of Companies i and I' of the Eighth Regiment who know Lieutenant Nicodemus so well at home, received the word of the popular doctor's promotion with approval. WOLF GOKS DOW X London, July 22. Lloyd's an nounces the sinking of the British steamship Wolf, 2443 tons gross. T BIG BANK SHORTAGE PROBED j New York, July 22.—1t became known to-day that a 2 I secret investigation has been in progress for some time into y T the embezzlement of between $50,000 and $75,000 by a 6' | trusted employe of the Coal and Iron National Bank of this 9 C * ty * » f | REPORTS ON VILLA UNCONFIRMED jl (9 Washington, July 22.—Reports reaching General Persh- J -1 ing and various border points that Villa has assembled a j ; formidable force and is preparing to renew his war on the de facto government, had no confirmation to-day from re- - liable sources. FLINN SUED FOR $175,000 1 New York. William Flinn, Pittsburgh, former leader 1 | of the Progressives in Pennsylvania, was made a defendant iin a suit in the supreme court to-day to foreclose a mort c gage for $175,000. This action was brought by the govern ment of Panama. The mortgage was executed by Jar.: < C Woodhull and his wife to the Title Guarantee and Trust I Company upon property in Thirty-first street- j MAKES PLEA FOR CASEMENT Washington. July 22.—When Senator Martine to-day , again pressed his resolution to have President Wilson urge a stay of execution for Sir Roger Casement, Chairman Stone, of the Foreign Relations Committee, told the Senate a Ambassador Page had informed the State Department the j British government would resent any such representa £ tions. Senator Stone again opposed Senator Martine's reso- f | lution. I (FOUR FINED $lO EACH j Ten dollar fine was imposed this afternoon at police fx headuarters upon each of the four men who were arrested 8 by deputy sheriffs for yelling epithets at trolley crews. A E. G. Irving and Chester Reigle were fined $lO and $5 re- | spectively for violating the traffic regulations by driving I around vehicles in the Market street subway. L. B. Smith, 1 * ! arrested for the same offense failed to appear and forfeited $lO. 1 ' MARKiAGE LICENSES \ Clnreuce Hanmiiin I)UI>I>K Mm-humer nnd Lottie E. Uoldoimrr, city. ! 5 Dory T. Hvnniuiiau, li>|>er Pnxton, Rnd Anna L. Miller, Ellzabeth -2 town. i Walter l.eroy Horning and Freed* dale Butt, MlfTllntown. m ) Jame« Howard MOIKS, Altooua, and Oliver Cordelia Herron, PlttaborshJ" 1 CITY EDITION 14 PAGES MURDERS GIRL, SHOOTS WOMAN, STARTS BLAZE In Deadly Rage From Unre quited Love Man Commits Series of Crimes THRICE SETS PLACE AFIRE Loss of Several Thousand Dol lars; Arrested by Wil mington Police Wilmington. Del., July 22.—Incited to deadly rage by unrequited love. Samuel Gangas, a Greek, 25 years old, is alleged to have waylaid Catherine Bodjaska, aged 20 years, at Brandy wine Springs, and fired four shots into her body, killing her instantly early to-day. He also shot Mrs. Ara Nich olas, wife of the proprietor of the Springs Park restaurant, wounding her in the arm, but not seriously. Then he fired a shot at Mrs. Nicholas' daughter, a girl of 16 years, but the I bullet did not strike her. After his crime the murderer wen: jto the restaurant and frightened Nicholas, the proprietor, with his emp ty weapon, driving him away. He then set tire to the kitchen of the res taurant, but the blaze was suppressed. Hiding in the locality, he set tire to thr: restaurant floor, and his attempt again being frustrated, he managed to star, a third fire. This attempt proved suc tessful and the flames destroyed the restaurant, a photograph gallery and part of the scenic railway, causing n loss of several thousand dollars. Gangas returned to his home In Wilmington where he was arrested by the police and was positively identified ;by Miss Nicholas as the murderer o ; Miss Bodjaska. He denies that he io guilty. SEVERAL STORES UPTOWX OPEN BECAUSE OF SAT. MARKET A number of uptown merchants in the vicinity of Third and Broad street j have decided to keep their busines places open Saturday afternoons and evenings during August. This ha been deemed advisable by them fo:' 'the convenience of those who combin I much of their week-end buying wit!; their Saturday evening marketing a jthe Broad Street market. The presen .custom of closing Friday afternoo:. land evening will also be continued b i the stores in question, a list of whici I will be advertised in the papers dur ling the coming week.