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FAIB TO NIOHT AND TO MORROW Detailed Krport. I'age • n^ A r^", K " vol,. 7(S —NO. 136. EM DEN, GERMAN Y'S SEA TERROR, IS DESTROYED IN BENGAL BA Y Officially Announced in London That the Kaiser's Famous Cruiser Is Driven Ashore and Burned With Great Loss of Life in Crew—-Australian Warship Sydney Reported to Have Given Battle to German Vessel and Destroyed Latter in Running Fight Which Ter minates in Island of Coco Group BM Associated Press. London, Nov. 10, 12.51 P. M.—lt was officially an nounced in London to-day that the German cruiser Emden has been driven ashore and burned. The losses among the officers and crew of the Emden are reported to have been very heavy. The Emden was destroyed in the Bay of Bengal by the Australian cruiser Sydney. She was driven ashore on an island of the Coco group. The Sydney sighted the Emden yesterday morning. With superior speed she at once plosed in and gave battle. The German boat could not escape. There was a running fight, at the end of which the Emden, burning from the shells of the Australian boat, was beached. The casualties cn the Sydney are said to havfe been slight. Tokio, Nov. 10.—The German cruiser Emden, pursued by the Australian cruiser Sydney, has been beached on one of the Coco islands. According to reports reaching Tokio, the captain and most of the crew of the Emden were saved. Previous to the engagement with the Sydney the Em den cut the British cable connecting the Coco islands with the outside world. EMDEN, DESTROYED. WAS 1 PARALLEL OF ALABAMA IN DAYS OF THE CONFEDERACY London. Nov. 10. —The Emden has contributed to the history of the war one of its most remarkable chapters.! For sheer audacity ami success it has few parallels—certainly none since the Alabama, the famous old Confederate warship, roamed the seas. Twenty-two ships, mostly British, have been sunk and one has been captured by the Ger man cruiser. Since earlv in August the Emden ha? been at work. Most of the time she was preying ou British shipping in thej Indian Ocean, but late last month shej suddenly appeared at Pen&ng, on Ma-| lacca straits. It was here that the Em-1 den performed her most daring feat. A! fourth smokestack was ringed on her' deck anil a Japanese flag run up. Tbus tiisguised she steamed bodily into the harbor, passing unchallenged under the British guns of the fort, and lired tor-j pedoes which sank the Russian cruiser Jcmtchug and a French destroyer. Then she took to her heels and escaped un- i scratched through the straits. Vessels Destroyed by Emden The vessels destroyed by the Emden 1 ha i a total value of about $4,000,000 exclusive of their cargoes. The Em-; den's largest guus are only 4.1 inch. Of! these she had ten. Her speed of 24.3 | knots was her greatest asset as she was' able to run down merchant ships with ! ease and then escape from larger but slower vessels that pursued her. British. Russian. French and Japanese warships in the East had been attempting for ; weeks to put an end to her career. It has Jt>een more or less a mystery to' naval meu how the Emden has been I able to keep at sea month after month j without running short of coal and sup-i plies. Ft is assumed, however, that she lias obtained sufficient food and fuel toj meet her needs from captured ships. In | at least one instance this is known to! have been done. The captain of the! British steamer Exford captured by the Emden in the Indiau Ocean reported to his owners that the commander of the Emden said that before he sank the i Exford he intended to take on board! his cruiser the 7,000 tons of steam I coal with which the Exford was laden. Emden Began Business Early The first report of the activity of the Emden was received August 6 when she' was said to have beeu sunk in action with the Kussiati cruiser Askold off; Wei-Hai-Wei. This was contradicted a: few days la'ter, when word was re ceived that the Emden had sunk the steamer City of Winchester on August j and steaming into the Bay of Bengal Coatinucd u Eleitilk I'ase. m Star- Jtikpotkni 'THE KONICSBERG BOTTLED IN EAST AFRICA, IS REPORT London. Nov, 10, 12.46 P. M.—The I German cruiser Konigsberg, which dis abled the British cruiser Peeasus some weeks ago, has been bottled up at Mafia island, on the coast of German East Africa, by the blocking of the channel to t)he harbor. The Konigsiberg also has preyed upon British shipping since the beginning of the war. but her successes have in no ! way approached those of the Emdeu. She disabled the British cruiser Pegasus in Zanzibar harbor on September 20. ! The Pegasus was caught with a dis- J advanage as she was undergoing re j pairs. Twenty-five of her crew were ] killed and eighty wounded. The Konigsberg is a protected cruiser and was laid down in 1905. She was of •!,3 4S tons, 354 feet long and had i speed of 21 1 2 knots. Her main batterw I consisted of ten 4.1 inch guns. | -Mafia island on the east coast of jAfri a. belongs to Zanzibar, but was i assigned to German influence some years ! ago. TSINC-TAUIAT HANDED ; OVER TO THE JAPS TO-DAY London. Nov. 10, 11,50 A. M.—The German stronghold of Tsing-Tau, ac ■ cording to a dispatch received by the I "Central News'' from Shanghai, was unconditionally handed over to Japan at 10 o'clock this morning. The German fortress of Tsing-Tau j surrendered November 7 after a siege j which lasted sixty-five days. Turning i over the fortress to-day to the Japan ese is the culmination of the negotia tions that were entered upon after the last assault of the Japanese and ; British troops won the fortified posi | tion. YPRES REPORTED IN FLAMES, | AFTER <iERMAN BOM BARDME\T London, Nov. 10, 3.55 A. M.—Dis patches to London newspapers, dated ! Monday, report that the Germans bom barded Ypres with heavy artillery throughout the day and that the town is now in flames in several places. Many buildings are in ruins. The town is practically deserted, so that there is no serious loss of life. HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 10, 1914—12 PAGES. FRENCH CONVOY ON WAY TO THE FIRING LINE v - ' •< ' yyf? v . T The 1-ioiK'h soldiers, who. with their Belgian brotners. have borne the brunt of the fighting against the Ger mans, continue their valiant work in every battle. Herein is shown a convoy on the way to the front. LATEST WARNEWiSUTiIfIARY Great Britain lias had her innings on the sea. The famous German cruiser Emden has met her fate. The Koonigs berg, »noth?r Gorman scourge of the seas, has been bottled up. Thus Eng land obtains partial revenge for the havoc wrought on her sea commerce by German's elusive marine raiders. Fighting on land proceeds with sav age intensity, but without definite issue on any of the fields of battle. In Bel gium Germany's reuewed attempt to break through to the English channel has brought on a fearful struggle still to be decided. Along the eastern front ier of Prussia both Germany and Rus sia lay claim to successes. In the near east the Russians are meeting unex pectedly stiff resistance from the Turks. The Emdeu was active to the last and closed her career in action, as the bold captain who commanded her must have wished. From Penaug, where she sank a French and a Russian warship after disguising herself with a false smokestack and a Japanese Sag sh3 ventured back into the Indian Ocean where she had previously met with a majority of the li-J ships she sent to the bottom. Her last feat was to cut the leading to the Cocos Islands, Brit ish possessions in th e Indian ocean. It fell to the lot of the Australian cruiser Sydney to accomplish what the British, French. Russian and Japanese warships that have loug pursued the Emden were unable to do. The Sydney overtook the Emden near Cocos Island, set her afire with shells from her heavier guns and drove her on the shore. London reports that the losses of officers and crew were heavy, but Tokio says most ofj the men probably were rescued. The Koeuigsberg, which disabled the British cruiser Pegasus in Zanzibar har bor several weeks ago, is bottled up at Mafia Island on the coast of German East Africa, the channel to the harbor having been blocked. On the European battlefields the fighting is fiercest along the small strip of Belgian territory in possession of the allies, from the sea to Armen tieres, near the French border. Of the series of desperate assaults made by the Germans. the present is probably the most severe since the allies have declined to cede the offensive entirely to the enemy, and are meeting attack with attack. To-day's French official statement re ports that the fighting is especially vio lent, that the German advance south of Yprcs, a few miles north of the French border, has been checked and that fur ther to the south the French have made some progress. All account agree, how ever, that it is slow work. The troops are fighting in a dense fog, from one sand dune to another, some times creep ing slowly through the thick grass to win a few additional yards. Paris advices indicate that elsewhere along the main battle line the situation is much the same as it has been for several weeks. Here and there advances by the allies are reported, and the offi cial statement announces that the new German attacks at various points have been checked. The importance attached to the great battle along the eastern frontier of Ger many is shown in dispatches from Ber lin, which say that attention there has been turned from the western scene of action, desperate and momentous as it it. to the east. Germany repeated to day its claim to an Important victory over the Russians in the north near the scene of the disastrous Russian defeat early In the war. The Russians appar ently attempted to break over the east Prussian border at the same time they Continued on Fourth Pact. CLEWS ASKS 1 ! T9 BUNS Treasurer of the Dollar Christmas Fund Makes an Appeal to Harrisburg Citizens NEED FOR HELP IS INCREASING The Star-Independent Will Receive and forward Any Contributions Made to Assist in Relief of Suffering in the War-Strickcn Nation A lresh appeal for funds to aid the Belgian sufferers was received this morning i>y the Star Independent from Henry Clews, banker, who is treasurer of the Dollar Christmas Fund, 15 Broad street, New City. The star-Inde pendent will receive and forward auy contributions to this fund made through this iitli o. The appeal is as follows: The co-operation of our fellow coun trymen is asked to alleviate the suffer ings of countless thousands of Belgians daring the cowing winter. It is a tre mendous task. The Dollar Christmas Fund of which I am treasurer and which is backed by many well-known public men is working with other organ izations to avert starvation which threatens many. It is only by wide spread and generous support and by personal a peals through the press that we can hope to achieve success. To-day hundreds of thousands of Belgians are homeless and penniless refugees. Tliou iontlaufd on Kletrnth l'ni;r. TWO-BATTLKSHIP PROGRAM President Wilson Says No Change is Contemplated at Next Session Washington, Nov. 10.—The two battleship program will be continued during the coming session of Congress. President Wilson said to-day that no change was contemplated in "the plans outlined last year and added there would be no increase in the naval esti mates. Discussing generally government estimates for next year, the President said for most of the de partments would be less but the State Department, because of unusual activ ities, would have to have more money. The Presideut sees no prospect for im migration legislation at the next ses sion of Congress. PENROSE EXPENSE ACCOUNT Victorious Senator Spent Less Than JMO.OfM) in Both Campaigns By Associated Press, Washington. Nov. 10.—Senator Pen rose, re-elected in Pennsylvania, spent $9,073.5? in his (.rimary, contests ami the general election according to his sworn statement sent to-day to the Sec retary of the Senate. 'He reported be received no contributions RISE BF BEEFJS IMMINENT President of Packing Company Says Prices Will Jump Due to the Quarantining Of Cattle According to adVk-es received t.his morning bv C. A. Hibler, president of tlic Brclsford Packing and Storage Company, of this city, the outlook is very bad locally for meat dealers, or more particularly for consumers, be cause of the barring of cattle ship ments so as to prevent the spread of the mouth and foot disease. "The price of beef will have to go up within two or three .days," said Mr. Hibler, this afternoon. "We have no power to prevent it. Thus far there have been 110 material changes 111 price, but a rise is now imminent. "There are only one or two live stock markets open at present, but we cannot easily get shipments from them, because the oattlo einnot be brought through quarantined States. Our stock here will soon be exhausted. Wholesale prices will jump, and then retail prices will have to go up. I am looking for the increase to come with in several days. I can see no way to prevent it.." POISONED GIHL UNDER KNIFE Rare Operation in Which Bichloride of Mercury Was Used in Error A radical operation in an effort to save the life of Miss May Derrick, IS years old, of 529% Maclay street, who is suffering from bichloride of mercury poisoning, was performed in the Har risburg Hospital yesterday afternoon at o o'clock. The operation is known as decapsulation of the kidneys, which organs are affected by this poisoning. It was the first operation of the kind ever performed in this city. Miss Derrick was aJmittcd to the hospital November 1 and her condition was such that the operation was de cided on. Miss Derrick used the poi son in ignorance of its harmful effects. Her condition to day is encouraging to i the physicians. WRECK CIVIL WAR CANNON IN ELECTION CELEBRATION Gettysburg Young Men With Heavy Charge of Gunpowder Shatter Historic Relic on Pedestal in the National Park (Special to the Star-Independent.) Gettysburg, Nov. 10.—A report made public to-day based on an in vestigation by the National Park Com mission, blames a band of young men, whose desire to play pranks anil have a jolly good time were excited by the results of the election last Tuesday, for tiring one of the three-inch guns, relics of the Battle of Gettysburg, in the National Park here late Wednes dav night and badly shattering it. The instrument of war, which had long since been abandoned save for its historic interest, which for moro than fifty years had stood undisturbed as one of the prized niomcutocs of the Clin TAX RATE TO BE NO LOWER Commissioners Now Intimate the Contem ! plated Decrease Is Not in Sight TALK OF MAKING MORE POLICE JOBS Heads of Departments Are Called Upon to Submit Data as the Basis for the Next Annual Budget—Working on Shade Tree Commission Plans A resolution adopted by the City Commissioners this afternoon, palling upon the heads of the several depart ments to prepare, within the next week or two, data Showing what money will be needed for the operation of their re spective departments during the coming fiscal year, marks the preliminary work I incident to framing the auuual budget, j The appropriation bill and tax levy ordinances, in skeleton form, will soon , be introduced, if present tentative plans ( ! are carried out. There is every indictv i tion that the tax rate for 1915 will be the same as in the present fiscal year, j The City Commissioners say a number lof new and bulky appropriations will be carried to facilitate necessary i changes. The new budget ordinance will be come operative On January .1, that bo ! ing one of the provisions of the Clerk , , commission form of government net, ' 1 which changed the start of the fiscal , i year from April to January. The city's present fiscal "year" began in April. ' | It consists of but nine calendar months and the tax rate is the same as Jhnt •which prevailed in 1913, a twelve • i month "yeitr." | City Commissioners this morning Continued on Fourth I'age. | FIRE DESTROYS BIG BARN Blaze This Morning on Frank Arm strong's Farm in Swatara Town ship Causes a Loss of $9,000 . i A large frame bank barn on t)he farm owned by Frank Armstrong, in Swa j tara townshi;-, was burned to the ground [ this morning with all its contents ex -1 j cept the live stock which was saved : by the tenant and his hired man. The building was rilled with hay, straw, grain and fanning implements, I all of which were destroyed. A large ' | corn crib, which had just been filled, | situated a short distance from the barn, I was saved by a bucket brigade. The bla'.e is believed to have been : | started by tramps. The first sign of tire j noticed bv the tenant was when he was .'milking the cows aibout 6 oVloek. i These flames were in the haymow. One i of the large doors leading to the first j floor of the barn was standing open, al ! though it had been tightly closed last j evening beforo the farmer retired. | Through this door tramps arc believed to have fled from the barn after the fire started. The value of the barn destroyed is I estimated at SI,OOO and the contents ait a'bout $.1,000 in addition. It was j reported this morning that the barn was | insured for aibout one-half its value, i j but that no insurance was carried on tho contents. decisive battle of the great Civil war, was knocked from its foundation by a charge of powder and was otherwise materially damaged. Residents here recall having heard a thunderous report late last Wednes day (light, although the cause was not generally known until to-day whon members of the National Park Com mission made their report. A farmer who -was husking corn in a barn near the park, reported to the commission, having hoard the noise and seen the flash. His story was the basis of the inquiry which the commissioners say led to the belief that young men cele brating the result of election were re sponsible for the act of vandalism. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT. SECOND FAKE SIOOO CHECK UNCOVERED Police Think Alleged Forgers Seized Here Worked in New York and Atlantic City MAID, DESERTED, SENT BACK HOME She First Gives Sleuths Information Which Leads to Belief That Men in Fur-Clad Auto Party Were Living in Luxury Through Cashing Bad Paper After alleged successful operation* in New York and Atlantic < ity. IVed rick i,eßrim and H. R. Mercer, the pair under arrest in this city ou charges of forgery, came to Ilarrisburg thinking it was a "jay" town, only to "fall hard, as the police express it. Silica their arrest Leßrun's description has appeared on the confidential police bul letin in Now York City as that of a man having worked a bad check there, and the Atlantic ( ity authorities nrti eager for photographs of the pair, sus pecting they are connected with opera tions in the seashore resort. The police here felt sure they had arrested a clever pair of '"bad check'' men, but not until to day were they in poasesHiun of the tacts that led tlieni to believe the men were leading a luxurious existence in big eastern cities on money obtained 011 worthless checks. A maid who was traveling with the 1 party, attending Airs. IjetHrun, v ester day applied at t in> Associated Charities in this city for transportation to New York ' ity, she gave her name as Cath erine Hiking and when the Associated < harities asked the Police Department about the girl Police t'aptnin Thompson wont tu tue charities ollice where ho in terviewed her. *lie said, according to Thompson, that she was hired b\ Mercer to attend his wife and Mrs. Ix-tlirun and that thev ; Tonuses they would take her to Cali fornia. They left New York, the maid Contlnuril on I'ourlh Pn(p FARMER'S DEATH (1 MYSTERY Wendall Rehtr Found in Lewisborry With Head Crushed, Probably by the Wheels of His Wagon (Spc ial to the Star-Independent.) Carlisle, No\. 10. —The body of Wen dall Rohm, a prominent farmer, was found in a pool of blood with bis head crushed almost beyond recognition at the side of a road near his home in Lewigberry, York county, at u o'clock last evening. The gruesome discovery was made by a small boy, who ran down the road shouting for help. Mr. Welini had been driving a double mule team from Goldsboro to l<e\visber ty. It is thought unlikely that there was a runaway, since the team was found a short distance from the scene of the accident when the body was dis covered and the mules were at a stand still. The crushed head, however, seems to show that the heavy wagon passed over it. Nobody was in the vicinity at the time of the fatal accident. The farmer was 43 years of age, and was widely known in the community. He leaves a widow and live children. STRAY SHOT MAY BE FATAL Gunner Wounded When His Brother's Gun Accidentally Went Off Suffering from loss of blood through a wound in the left hip received this morning in a gunning accident, August Cretainauu is at the Harriaburg hos pital in a very serious condition, not expected to live. August had been out neur Hummels town for game with his brother, Gus tave. It was about 10 o'clock this morning when (iustave hit a rabbit and in stooping to pick it up his gun fell and discharged, he says, .the load going into his brother's hip. The wounded nran was taken to the ofiicc of Dr W. C. Raker, Hummels town, but becaus' of the great loss of blood it was determined to bring the victim to the Harriaburg hospital. As soon as he arrived here this afternoon a saline solution was injected into his ' veins as a substitute for blood. Hi* recovery is not looked for.