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FAIR TO NIGHT CLOUDY TO MORROW Detailed Report, l'age 6 g^ A ? L ,'sT H « KU VOL. 76 —NO. 138. ACTIVITY OF GERMANS IS MENACING Allies Will Probably Have to Seek New Positions in Order to Protect Coast A NEW FACTOR IN DIXMUDE'S FALL TVith Kaiser's Troops Evidently Meet ing With Success in Latest Stages of the War, Optimism in English Circles Is Less Apparent London, Nov. 12, 9,55 A. !M.—The •wave of optimism which has been sweeping England for the past week was checked to-day by news of the occupation of Dixmude by German forces and the renewed indication of the peril from German submarines by the fate of the torpedo gunboat Niger, which yesterday nioruing was destroyed by a torpedo launched from a subma rine of the enemy. This occurred within sight of the English Shore in the narrow part of the channel where several hun dred ships lay at anchor. The importance of the fall of Dix mude is difficult to estimate without an exact knowledge of how the oppos ing forces are disposed in this locality, but the town is on the direct road to Dunkirk, and if the German forces can I debouch from it, the allies probaibjy will 1 be compelled to fall back to new po sitions in their efforts to block the way to the coast. Allies Still Hold Ypres The allies still hold Ypres, where the lighting evidently is of the most des perate character. Shells constantly are falling in the town whieh also is the object of aeroplane attacks. Armen tieres, which has been constantly a bone of •contention, being first occupied by the invaders and then by tJie defend- Las now become too hot for occu pation by either side. The Germans are on the hills on one side of the town and the allies are attacking it unceas ingly from the other side. The official communication given out in Paris last night claims that the In vaders throughout the dav continued their efforts on the day before without achieving any fresh results and de clares that the Germans are malciug vain attempts to move out from Dix mude along the left bank of the Yser. Russian Pursuit Slackens For the moment the Russian pursuit along the Silesian frontier has slacken ed. The Germans are reported in Lon don to be making efforts further to strengthen their present line of for tresses, anticipating a Russian invasion and the marvelous system of strategic railroads extending along the line of fortresses between Graudenz, Thorn, Posen and Cracow, will enable them to •bring up reinforcements so rapidly that the German center is not likely'again to be exposed to the same weakness ■which led to the retreat before Warsaw. The rumor still "Continues persistent ly in London that the German Crown Prince was in command o-' the German center which gave way before the Rns- i sian assault outside of Warsaw, and j he is being blamed for this reverse. ! Say There Are German Dissensions A dispatch received here from Peetro jjrad declares that the dissensions be tween General Von Hindenburg, com mander of the German forces in East Prussia, and General Dank], the Aus trian commander, are so acute that Alls-! trian ofii.-ers are refusing longer to co- 1 operate with the German staff. Vienna officially admits the with-| drawal of the Austrians from Western i Galicia and the complete investment bv j the Russians of the Przemysl fortress.! 'but u.p to yesterday the Austrian gen- i eral staff was reporting continued sue-1 cess in the Austrian invasion of Servia. i Russian army headquarters in the j Caucasus reports only minor actions! with the Russians still occupying the' points in Armenia previously captured ' by therm. AUSTRIANS ANNIHILATED: 1 2.000 PRISONERS TAKENj Nisli, Servia, Nov. 12, via London, I 11.57 A. M.—The six battalions of i Austrian infantry, with quick-firing! guns, which crossed the Danube nearj Szderevo under cover of artillery fircj on November 9, have been annihilated! by a Servian counter attack, according j to official information given out in I Nish to-day. "All the men not killed, wounded or drowned in the Danube, fell into our hands,' the Servian announcement continued. "We made 2,000 prisoners and captured two quick-firing guns." • FRENCH STEAMER FOUNDERS: ELEVEN PERSONS LOSE LIVES London, Nov. 12, 1.05 P. M. AI dispatch from Havre to Lloyds agency! says the French steamer Duchesse De Guiche foundered in the Havre road stead during a gale and that eleven persons lost their lives. §l)e Star- fnkpctiktii LATE WAR MEWS SUMMARY Over the long battle lines of Europe comparative quiet prevailed to-day ex cept In Belgium, where the conflict continues, still with deadly fury and still undecided. On the Servian border sharp fight ing is in progress and the Turks are in action against the Russians, but on the main positions through France, along the east Prussian border and in Galicia there apparently is a lull. On the success or failure of the German attempt to force a way to the English channel at whatever cost may depend the future of the campaign not only in Belgium but elsewhere. To-day's official French statement, the only authoritative word up to early afternoon, sketched out a battle line which adhered closely to that previous ly reported. In contract with yester day's frank admission of a German advance, including the capture of Dix mude, the French statement officially was non-committal. Fighting continues with violence on the western end of the line, it is said, but there are no indications whether the Germans have succeeded in pushing further their ad vance. It is assumed in all quarters that the utmost energy of the allies will be expended in efforts to halt the German movement west of Dixmude, as the road lies straight to Dunkirk, on the channel. Minor engagements are reported at other points on the line, but apparent ly there have been no movements of note. Along the Servian border, the inly other point from which heavy fighting is reported, the Austrians are making a determined effort to crush Servia and complete the campaign before the opening of winter. Austria's recent assertions that her troops had defeated the Servians and were carrying the fighting well on Ser vian soil found partial confirmation in official information from Nisli, where it is admitted that the Servians abandon ed some positions along the northern border for "strategic reasons." A de cisive victory, however, is claimed by the Servians in one of the numerous en gagements now in progress along both the western and northern boundaries. A force of ft,(MM) Austrians who crossed the Danube at a point thirty miles from Belgrade, the Servian war office says, was put to route, 1 ,<><>(> being killed, 2,000 captured and many drowned in the river. The Russian pursuit of the Germans along the Silesian frontier has slack ened and the Germans are strengthen ing their positions along the line of bor der fortresses in expectation of an at tempted Russian invasion. Petrograd makes the statement that the rotaoat of the Germans was due to the failure of their Crown Prince, in command of the renter, to hold his po sition. Both General Von Hindenburg in the north and General Dankl in Continued on Klrventb PHRP. TURKS REPORT A SWEEPING VICTORY OVER THE RUSSIANS Berlin, Tuesday, Nov. 10 (by Wire less). —A Turkish official report re ceived here from Constantinople and given out to-day says the Russians have been completely defeated on the Caucasian frontier after a fight which lasted two day«. The positions of the Russians are now occupied by the Turks. A Turkish tleet pursued the Russian ships which took part in the bombard ing of Koslu, on the Black sea, but the Russians escaped in the fog. C 4i /IS USING R.USSIAN PEJSONEfcS IN iNSTERSERG AS STREET CLEANED I'rubaiuii Joau" b ° Ve Photo Bh ° Wß KUSS ' aU *° ldierS C ' C,IUIUK Ue * treCUi ° l tU * UerUm " City > lD soldier* ware captured by the Germans during the beav, fighting on the East HARRISBUIiG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 12, 19.14—12 PAGES. 3 BROIIT HOI AFTER CAR UPSET Trio of Enola Railroad Men Still Suffering From Injuries Re ceived Near Columbia | AUTO TURNED A SOMERSAULT Jamison's Leg Broken and Arm Torn From Socket—James McCormick's , Ribs Fractured—Percival White j Bruised and Battered Oleni Jamison, of Enola, whose left-! leg was broken above the ankle an J right arm torn from its socket when am automobile in which he was riding | turned completely over in the road | about half a mile this side of Colum- j bia, was taken to his home in the cross i river railroad town last evening. Two ! others, also of Enola, who were less j severely injured, were taken home on • the night of the accident. It occurred j last Monday. James McCormick, a conductor in 1 the Enola yards, and Percival White,! of Enola, were with Jamison headed . toward Columbia in a car belonging to | McCormick. When half a mile outside j that city McCormick turned a curve in j the road and unexpectedly the car ran t into a "breaker'' which turned the machine into a gutter. The right front wheel was twisted from the car which turned a complete somersault righting itself alongside the road after the revolution. All of the men were hurt under the machine when it rolled over. It is believed that McCormick has several fractured ribs. He was taken to his home on Monday night and has ! since been corifined to his bed. He! has severe pains in his side. White, I who was the least injured of the three, I is able to be about. All were taken at first to the Co-! ltimbia hospital where, after treat-! ment, McCormick and White were sent I to their liomrs the same night. Jami son's condition was such that he could not be moved from the hospital until yesterday. The machine, badly dam- 1 aged, also was sent to Enola vester j day. RIDE CAUSED INJURIES TO 2 Pair That Got "Lift" in Auto Soon Afterward Hurt in Crash Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dorsey, of May- ! towu, who had started on a walk to ! Lewistown, their former home, yester- 1 day accepted the invitation of an auto- | ist to ride ns far as Middletown. They t had scarcely entered the machine be-j fore it struck an oil wagon and they j were thrown out. They were taken to the Harrisburg j hospital, where, Mrs. Dorsey, who was more seriously hurt than her husband, was kept over night. She suffered body bruises and lace atious of th(v face and hands. REPUBLICANS EAT TURKEY PROVIDED BT DEMOCRAT Senator Beidelman "Rings in" Some Extra Guests When Mercer B. Tate Pays Election Wager With a Feast at Cold Spring Cottage When political' interest was pt its highest pitch in Harrisburg just before the last, election and small wagers were being laid on the result in Harrisburg and Dauphin county, Senator K. E. Bei delman met Mercer H. Tate, and there was a discussion as to who would car ry Harrisburg and Dauphin county among the candidates for Governor. Senator Beidelman, full of the faith that was in him that Ur. Brumbaugh would will out, proposed a small wager that McCormiek, for Governor, would not carry Harrisburg. Mr. Tate at once accepted the wager, also being full of the faith that Mt% McCormick would carry his own city. Then Senator Beidelman, accumulat ing more faith as the argument pro ceeded, ottered a wager McCor mick would not carry L>auphin county, •which Mr. Tate promptly accepted. Emboldened by t.he faith that was al ready distending his diaphragm, Sena tor Beidelman further offered a wager of a dinner for fifteen—turkey and fixin's—that he would win the two wagers he had already made with Mr. Tate. Mr. Tate, being game and stifl fuller of the faith, took the bet, de termined to ''put one over" on the Senator. Well, you know how that election turned out in Harrisburg and IXauphin county. Why dwell on the things of the past? Senator Beidleman won all three of the wagers, and last evening Mr. Tate cancelled his dinner bet by Conlfniit'd mi Seventh I'nffc 4 iWENTIONEDJOR SHERIFF Bailey, Fletcher, Reese and Eby Re-! ported to Be Ambitious to Suc ceed Wells In Office Three Republicans and one Demo-! erat already have been mentioned as possible candidates in 1915 for sheriff of Dauphin county, to succeed Harry i C. Wells, who cannot, under the law, 1 succeed himself. There is a report that Wells will seek another political post but as vet he declines to say what it is. County Treasurer A. 11. Bailey, Re publican, who was among the leaders in the movement to have Paxtang in corporated into a borough, has been | mentioned as a candidate ."or sheriff along with J. Rowp Fletcher, Republi can, who was Sheriff Weils' predecessor in office. Isaiah Reese, Republican, fore man of Roundhouse No. 1, of the Penn sylvania Railroad, is also telling his friends that he aspires to that office. John 11. Eby, a Democrat, minority member of the Board of County Com missioners, who according to one story i may be a candidate for re-election, is also spoken of as a possible aspirant to the office of sheriff. RECEIVE RELIEF MONEY New Cumberland Schools Give $35.20 to Belgian Fund The following contributions have been received by the Star Independent for the Belgian relief fund: New Cumberland schools, $35.20; Mirs. Emma A. Matter, $1: a Welshman, $1:1 cash, sl. The Star-Independent will be glad to I receive further contributions to this fund and wil' forward them at once to the proper authorities. HINTINC NOW AT HIGHER TAX RATE City Commissioners In dicate Need of Great er Millage to Finance Harrisburg's Wants TALKS OF MORE AUTO APPARATUS Taylor Plans Tractors for Friendship Engine and Mt. Vernon Truck— Royal Wants at Least Five More Blueeoats Pursuant to a resolution adopted at their meeting on Tuesday, the City Commissioners already are mapping out plans for 1915 expenditures by pre paring schedules of what they consid er to be the city's needs and making tentative arrangements for further im provement work to be paid for out of the several City loans. The Commissioners now say they are certain it will be impossible to reduce the tax rate and, while some will not say that, there will be an increase, they admit that they are likely to encounter hardships in taking care of the 1!)15 business with the present rate of reve nue. This situation, they say, is cre ated chiefly through the fact that all revenues derived from the 9% tax rate levied for the present 9-mouth fiscal "year" have been appropriated under the 1914 budget. Also the balances that will be available for taking care of the appropriations until August, next, when the 1915 taxes will start coming in, are not very great. When the budget was made up a year ago, shortly after the commission form of government went into effect, the Commissioners realized that the revenues under the old tax rate—nine and one-half mills- —would by far cx ('onllnuotl on Fourth rmse. VILLA TO ATM CARRANZA Former, at Head of Large Column, Be gins March on Latter From Aguas Calientes By Associated Press, Washington, Nov. 12. —General Vil la, at the head of a large column of troops, has begun marching south from Aguas Calientes to attack the Carran/.a forces under General Gonzales at Queretaro. Official advices to-day say the Aguas Calientes convention ordered the movement. General Blanco, who had announced his intention of remaining loyal to the •convention, started for Mexico City to take command of his troops, but was arrested at Silao by General Gonzales. George C. Caret hers, American con sular agent, reported that he was ac companying Villa on his march south. BICELOW WINS ROAD FICHT Judge McCarrell Quashes Indictment in Schuylkill County Action Against the Highway Commj«'- i .oner The authorities of seve townships in Schuylkill county recently brought suit against State Highway Commis sioner Bigelow, charging him with criminal negligence in not caring for the township roads, as was held to be his duty under the law. The matter was several times postponed and finally the Supreme Court was asked for a change of venue on the ground that public opinion was such that Mr. Bigelow could not get a fair trial in Schuylkill. This request was granted and the case remanded to the Dauphin county court for trial. The matter was argued at length before Judge McCarrell and a motion was made by Bigelow's at torneys to quash the indictment. To-day Judge McCarrell handed down an opinion quashing the indict ment and saying that, under the cir cumstances, us shown by the evidence, the State Highway Commissioner had done the best he could in apportioning State road aid money to t'he townships and thai his action with respect to the Scihuylkill county roads was in no way criminal. 'SENTENCED TOHEAS STQUGH Defendant at Police Court Is Told by 1 Mayor He Must Go to the Tabernacle c An unusual sentence was pronounced f by Mayor Royal in police court this , r afternoon, when he sent William Sim -1 nions, of 1 jemoyne, not to jail, but t,o the Stough tabernacle. The man, who I said he was a l>omoync merchant, had been arrested last night at 12.45 | o'clock between the Market street and Walnut street bridges by Policemen g Shelhas and Wiesinan, who testify that B he was dead drunk. "Stough is trying to convert fellows t like you," said his honor, the mayor, addressing the defendant. "I sentence a you to attend the meetings at the u Stough tabernacle." f [ The prisoner had told the mayor e [ that he was present at the Stough P meeting last night, accompanied by a . quart of whiskey, and that when he missed his car after the services, he had decided to walk home and started toward the river, lie promised faith- II fully to go again to hear the evangc- I list, and was released. WARN ECUADOR AM) COLOMBIA ON NEUTRALITY VIOLATIONS Washington, Nov. 12.—(France and Great Britain have warned Ecuador and Colombia in vigorous terms that 'violations of neutrality by thos e conn - tries will not. be tolerated. P. T. Meredith's Mother Dies II Word was roceivod last evening by n Phillip T. Meredith, 1605 North Front . street, of the death of his mother, Mrs. T. J. Meredith, at her home in Clou s' cester county, Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. d I'. T. Meredith with Mrs. John M. Wal lis, a daughter of Mrs. T. J. Meredith; Miss Alice Wallis and John M. Wallis, J Jr., 1717 North Second street, left this „ morning for Gloucester county to attend the funeral. o Food Ship Starts for Belgium s Philadelphia, Nov. 12.—The food '• ship Thelma, bearing 1,900 tons of foodstuff's for the starving people in Belgium, sailed from this port to-day for Rotterdam, from which poiut her i. precious cargo will be distributed. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT. U. S. SAVED BYWILSOH -DR.STOUGH ! Praise of President for Averting War Gets Storm of Applause at Tabernacle CARNAGE CALLED | GOD'S JUDGMENT Revivalist Tells Church Members They Have Narrowed Their Sympathies | and Compassions to Their Separate Denominations Hie general enthusiasm was not great ;at the Stough tabernacle last night, since the evangelist's sermon was di retted stiaight at the church members, w ho made up the greater part of the an- I dience. The preacher said they were ! not anxious to "encore their own i shortcomings." A storm of applause re | warded the speaker, however, wlieu in | touching upon the European war, ho paid a tribute to President Wilson, as serting that only by the narrowest mar gin did the United States escape being involved in the present conflict and that had there been a man in the presidency not as well poised as Woodrow Wilson, the nation would, now be at war. The | clapping aud stamping of feet was as prolonged us it_ has yet been at any of the tabernacle meetings. The evangelist asserted that the Eu | ropean war "can be traced to the (lodlessness of Prance and Gennanv." I Hei said that, on Sundays, Berlin's"in habitants "are out swilling beer and passing up God," that France is on ! inhdel nation, and that Brussels in , Belgium is another Paris. He would say nothing against Great Britain. He asserted that, if this nation does not j profit by the judgments of God 011 the | European countries, it will also pass I through "a baptism of blood." Passages From Sermon Striking passages from the evau-e list's sermon follow: If the judgment bar of God were to jset at midnight, half of Harrisburg 1 would be jn Hell to-morrow. If some of you would stop spenkip" evil, d run out of ideas. The only reward a lot of old Bible | preachers got was to have their heads I cut off, or something equallv ull ulcus -1 aut. God hi's in,ule me an evangelist sfl I can say some things I couldn't say ; as a pastor. You needn't tc'.l your preachers von want them to preach all the time li!>e 1 1 do, because yon don't. I don t seem to use niu-h sense here : perhaps but I 'vc got more sense tliuu j 1 use. All the powers of hell cannot stop ia revival of religion in this town. Experimental religion means that Continued im lllctrntli |*n«». SIOUCfI 10 CALL FOR Fi IST TRAiL-HITTERS TO-NIGHT Evangelist Will Start Work 011 Church Members at Thir, Evenius'3 Meat ing, When He Appeals to Them to Hit the Saw Dust 'he plan of Evangelist Stough to have Harrisl.-,, -rr church menibors "get i'ig'!it with (lotl" before lie begins to j add to their numbers b;.- getting new 1 converts in lii« evftngplistic campaign j will l,e carried nut definitely at the tab i olr aele to-nigl.t, when ho will call all 1 church lncnibc.ii who want to reaffirm i publicly their church vows to the front I of tiie building, in other words, he will • call upon them t-j "hit the saw dust trail.'' To-night is liurch night at the tab ernacle. The general public is not barred Irom the meeting, but there will j bo little room except for church mem bers. The doors will not be opened un j til all church members are seated and | it there is then any unoccupied space J it will be filled by outsiders. I he church people will march to the j tabernacle by denominations. The | churehs of any one sect will inter j mingle, but denominations will be seat led separately. Presbyterians will j n arch to thtabernacle. from Pino Street Presbyterian church, Methodists , j from Grace Methodist church, United j Brethren from th : First United Breth-' j ren church, Church of God from the Fourth Street Church of Go.l, Baptists • from the Kirst Baptist church, Evan- I gelicals from Tabernacle Baptist i church, Lutherans from Christ Luther an church anil Disciples of Christ from j their own church. Many church members who are spending the afternoon at the taber nacle will eat lunches in tho tabernacle or at the churches designated aa places of meeting, so as to be in plenty of time for the evening meeting. The evangelist will preach to-night on the subject, "Tl,e Lost Christ." He will make a passionate appeal to his audience and then call for traildiittere.