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THE WEATHER FAIR TO-NIGHT AND TO MORROW Detailed Report. Pas* • BBWfflS! 10 VOL - 77—NO. 71. FLOOD HERE TO-MORROW IS FORECAST Danger Stage of 17 Feet Predicted by State Water Supply Commission RIVER RISING 4 INCHES AN HOUR Cellars Will Fill and Lowlands in South Harrisburg Will Be Covered —Water Will Back Up in the Mar- j ket Street Subway Unexpectedly big rises this morn ing in the various tributaries caused the State Water Supply Commission late this afternoon to predict a stage of seventeen feet in the Susquehanna river in Harrisburg by to-morrow aft ernoon. That is the danger mark for Har risburg. When the river reaches that point, cellars in South 'Harrisburg begin to fill with water backed up from sew ers, the lowlands about the old Lo ehiel furnaces become flooded and the water starts to back out of the sewers in the Market street subway. A decade ago a 17-foot river stage here made it necessary to go about the streets of South Harrisburg in boats, but much of this danger has been elim inated recently by the Paxton creek flood control in Wildwood Park, which diverts much of the water. Rising 4 Inches an Hour The water in the river at this point was rising to-day at slightly more than four inches an hour, the mark at 2 o'clock, according to Weather Bureau officials, being 11.95 feet, as against 9.90 feet at 8 o'clock this morning. The Weather Bureau forecasts fif teen feet by 8 o'clock to-morrow morn ing. This is not the maximum stage looked for by Weather Bureau officials, who expect the river to continue rising until to-morrow afternoon. The State Water Supply Commission fixes the maximum at 17 feet. In the twenty four hours previous to 8 o'clock this morning the river had risen 3.3 feet here. There was rising action in the streams throughout the entire Susque hanna watershed this morning, accord ing to reports sent to the weather bu reau, but the uipper branches far up State, are expected to begin receding to-night. The main river, however, will continue to rise until this water has moved off. There were no flood sitages in the valley this morning, Wilkes-BtiTre com ing nearest to it with a margin of but seven inches. Every station reported moderately heavy rain, but none of the up-rlv-er places had as much as the country immediately surrounding Har ris/burg. M'uch of the water is from melted snowß along the west branch. This snow was in the mountains near Wil liiamsport. Until a week ajgo this snow lay to the depth of twelve inches. Un usually high temperatures were experi enced in the last week and the rainfall, which averaged more than half an inch over the valley, was sufficient to melt most of the snow. The storm responsible for the rain fall has moved off the New England coast and fair weather, with lower tem peratures will follow here. The statement issued this morning by the State Water Supply Commissaon follows; "In Vhe Susquehanna basin, a maxi mum stage of eighteen and one-half feet is indicated for the Wesft Branch in Willianisport. On the North Branch, as tage of about seventeen and one haJf feet for Towanda, twenty-five feet for Wilkes-Barre and twenty feet for Danville; fourteen feet for Newport on the Juniata, and probably about seven teen feet for Harrisburg on Friday aft ernoon." Last Raymond Talk To-night The third and last of a series of talks by Prank Jewell Raymond will be given this evening in the Technical High school auditorium. His subject is "Making the Sale." The talks are given under the auspices of the Har xiaburg Chamber of Commerce. ».■**■ ■ ' ~ ' i ' • •• V i - ' ••• . ' • ' (Eljc Star- 4£pjfit Jnkpetikni LARGE DEIHCCRATIC DEFICIT SHOWN 111 MORRIS'APPEAL State Chairman Asks For Funds From Members of Both the "Eeorgania er" and "Old Guard" Factions to Wipe Out $14,000 Debt An itppeatl for funds received by several jiTominent Democrats here to day from Democratic State Chairman Kola lid S. Morris, reveals that theire is a $14,000 deficit remaining in the com mittee funds since the close of last fall's campaign. Chairman Morris docs not discriminate in the sending of his appeals. He sends them to both " Reor ganizes" artd "Old Guards"—in fact he does not wish to slight anybody in this highly important matter, and eo he semis to all. The committee needs the money. What more could be said A number of these personal appeals have been received by Harrisburg Democrats of both factions, and all rejJ as "fol lows: "The Democratic State Committee again appeals for help to all who :iave been factors in the success of the Dem ocratic administration up to the pres ent time, and who intend at present and in the future, to help inxthe most immediate, prat-tidal way. "We closed the campaign with a defi-cit of over $14,000. The debts were just ones and were incurred for the pur pose of helping the cause in which we are jointly interested. The payment of this indebtedness is dependent upon the co-operation of every man interested in the success of Democracy. "If you have helped before, may we request some additional help! If you have not previously registered on oair roll of contributors, we ask you at this critical time to send whatever you fee! that you can afford toward helping us meet this most pressing and immediate need. "Your prompt action will be sin cerelv appreciated." It is not known to what extent this appeal has been heeded by Dauphin county Democrats, but a number of the "Old Guard" are outspoken in savinv that they do not intend to heLp "at this critical time." The appeal comes from 147 South Broad street, Philadelphia, where the State headquarters are now located, the headquarters in Market square having virtually been abandoned. CRITCHFIELD TO STAY TILL HIS SUCCESSOR IS SELECTED His Term as Secretary of Agriculture Expires To-day but He Will Con tinue to Serve Pending Proposes Readjustments in Department The commission of N. B. Critchfield, Secretary of Agriculture, expired to day, but it is understood that Secretary Critchfield, who has declared he is not a candidate for reappointment, fcvill re main at his post until his successor is selected, which may not be for some time as a reorganization of the ■depart ment is contemplated. The legislation to carry out such reorganization has not yet been perfected, although the Legis lative 'Committee of the State Board of Agriculture has prepared a bill on the subject which may form the basis of the one to be introduced. It provides for a Commission of seven to run the department and appoint all of its of ficers, including a now Secretary. Secretary Critchfield was commis sioned in March, 1911, to serve four years from February 25, 1911, his com mission expiring to-day. He was at his desk as usual this morning and l said he will remain, if requested, until his suc cessor is appointed and takes charge. He will then retire to his Somerset county farm, where he will devote his time to agricultural pursuits. The commission of Dr. Samuel G. Dixon, State Health Commissioner, will expire on Monday, March 1, Commis sioner Dixon having been commissioned February 8, 1911, to serve four years from March 1, 1911. It is understood that Governor Brumbaugh will reap point Dr. Dixon. HURLED OFF HIGH BRIDGE; ONLY HIS WATCH DAMAGED Dametto, Who Accused Borovic of Throwing Off From Dock Street Via duct, Satisfied When Latter Buys Him a New Timepiece Peter Borovic, who was charged with picking up a fellow countryman boiiily and throwing him from the Dock street bridge to the tracks of the Pennsyl vania .Railroad, a drop of 35 feet, was freed this afternoon in police court when his alleged victim, Peter Dametto, refused to press the charge. ,All that Dametto insisted on was that Borovic buy him a new watch as Dametto's timepiece was damaged beyond repair in the fall. The police had no charge to nress against Borovic after he promised to pay the costs of the ca«e and purchase a new watch for Dametto. A phone call to the police late yes terday afternoon took Patrolmen Buch, Mehring and Sehelhas to the bridge. They expected to fine t'he object of the assault in a mangled heap at the side of the tracks. They had difficulty in finding him at all, however, and then all he complained was about his watch, ai thonigh he had a slight cut over the left eye and a wrenched Bhoulder. The victim told 1 the police tJiat he and Borovic had a fiigtht and the latter wal'ked up behind him on the bridge and picking 'him up by the knees hurled him over the railing to the tracks be low. Possessor of Large Lemon A lemon measuring 14 inches in cir cumference at one place and fourteen and three-quarter inches at another is in possession of Charles Sfcocker, 1439 Berrvhill street. The lemon weighs one pound and Ave ounces. HARRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 25, 1915—12 PAGES LOST STEAMER, SECOND U.S. VICTIM OF NORTH SEA MINES _ • " o THE Cftfeie* By striking a mine lu the North Sea off the Sertnnn const the Carib. an American steamship, was sent to the bottom. The Carlb Is the second American ship that has been sunk, the first being the Evelyn, lu announcing the slaking of the Carlb a Berlin despatch said she struck a mine In the North Sea while off the route laid down by German marine instructions. Mir ni« OF STORE DOMES Robbers Smash Big Plate Glass Windows and Flee With Man sized Figures BULLETS FAIL TO STOP THEM Business Section of Middletown Stirred When Quartet of Burglars Before Daybreak Smash Way Into Build ings and Escape With Bulky Loot (Special to the Star-Independent.) Middletown, Pa., Feb. 25.—Four night prowlers smashed in one of the large plate glass windows in the cloth ing store of Meyer Yoffee, in the Youug building, South Union street, at 1.30 o'clock tihis mornaig and took two of the life-sized dummies that had been clothed in the latest fashions. Thoy also kicked in two of the plate glass windows in the liquor store of John Snyder, immediately adjoining, and ob tained half a dozen quarts of whiskey and several bottles of wine. The entire neighborhood was awak ened by the crash of glass on the brick pavement. Men and women poked their heads out of second floor windows, yelled at the top of their voices and one man fired several revolver shots' but the robbers gflt away, takiug the dum mies and the rest of the loot with them. Harry P. Young, owner of the build ing in which the robberies were com mitted, occupies a room just above one of the stores and after emptying a re volver at the fleeing quartet, quickly dressed and, with neighbors, ran in the direction the culprits had taken. About a block and a half away from the stores the "bruised" and scratched Continued ou Mith I'njee. THE JOHNSON-WILLAKi) FIGHT • It WiU Take Place in Havana In stead of in Mexico By Associated Press. Toronto, Feb. 25. —Tom Flanagan, who trained Jack Johnson, the negro pugilist, for the fight with James Jef fries at Reno, announced to-day that he had received a cablegram from John son at Havana in which Johnson said he had called off the fight with Jess Willard set for March 6 at Juarez and that the fight would occur in Havana. Flanagan gave out the text of the cable he had received from Johnson at Havana as follows: "Will fight Willard here. Fight will draw as much as Jeffries-Johnßon fight. There is not a chance for ine to go to Mexico." El Paso, Tex., Feb. 25.—Jack Curley, promoter of the Johnson-Willard tight, before his departure to-day for 'Havana, was told that Tom Flanagan, Jack Johnson's fortner trainer, had given out a telegram in which Johnson was re ported as saying that the fight would 'be held in Cuba. "I don't believe Johnson ever said that," declared Curley. "I am going to Havana to see wltat's the matter, that's i 11. There is absolutely noth ing definite yet." Hlgglns' Valuables Recovered The watch and diamond scarf pin stolen from H. J. Higgins, - former sheriff of Potter county, in White dlouao lane, near iHigfrspire, on January 19, was sent to him to-day by Chief of Police Hutchison. The articles were re covered in a Pittsburgh pawnship by i the local police. 1H NEEDED TO COHTINOE RELIEF Sunday Schools and Lodges Appealed to In Order to Keep the Work Up Till April 1 *9,330 HAS BEEN GIVEN TO DATE Unless $2,500 Additional Can Be Raised in Next Few Weeks, Cam paign Will Have to Stop March 10 —Many Families Still in Distress Relief for the more than 400 fami lies of the city which have been re ceiving partial support through the Heme and War Relief Committee will be halted March 19, unless more money is received. To date $9,330 lias been contributed through members of the general committee and citizens, but when all bills now due are paid, little more than SI,OOO will remain with which to carry on the work. With the $430 of pledge money to he collected, this amouut will barely pay for mate rials and wages for the next two weeks. In substance, that was the report received by the ways and means com mittee last night when it met at 7 South Frout street. In an effort to raise at least $2,500 more the Sun day schools and fraternal organizations of the city,, will be appealed to, as the committee is eager to continue the work until April 1, when there is pros pect of more jobs for men at present unemployed. The home relief division is paying out money in the form of wageß to more than 350 women of needy fami lies each week, the weekly cost now averaging SYOO More than 125 women are on the waiting list, which could be doubled were applicants from nearby points given work or listed. Of the $7,200 spent, more than $4,000 has been paid out in wages, the balance going to local merchants for the materials used. Garments sewn by these workers have been given freely to the local poor, and those not needed here have been sent abroad to the vari ous war-stricken countries. Fire in Garage Damages Auto Fire from a carelessly discarded match which ignited some gasoline in the garage of John A. Kramer, at the rear of his place of business, 2132 North Sixth street, did damage amount ing to severul hundred dollars, includ ing h ; s automoOiile, which was partly destroyed. An alarm was sent in from box 12 4, Sixth and Woodbine streets. "LIVE AND LET LIVE" "Whatever handicaps home industry, whatever holds back local manufacturers and local business men, holds back the private citizen, and nothing will kill off your town quicker than patronizing mail order houses. "Anjerican women do ten billions dollars' worth of shopping each year and, & large percentage of this money they send out of town, to the large stores in the large cities—mail order houses that are direct competitors of local business men. Mail order houses do not pay your local taxes, support your schools, nor foster your religious societies. "People should buy at home —purchase home-made products, buy of the merchant who is willing to show you the goods in broad daylight, and guarantee them and make his guaranty good! Do not think you can tell the quality of flfe goods by the picture you see in the catalogue. The prices may suit you but the goods may not. Sending money to a mail order house is often like taking a chance in a grab-bag." SUIT FOR HERSHGY BOHUS DP TO-DAY Test to Determine Whether Suspended Employes Are En titled to Dividend $2,050 AWARD TO INJURED WOMAN Jury Finds in Her Favor Against a Trolley Company and Also Grants SBOO to Her Husband for the Loss of Her Services Court hearing in the suit of Paul Snyder against the Hershey Chocolate Company, involving sllß representing a bonus he claims is due him on wages he received in 1911, in the company's plant in Hershey, was begun before Judge McCarrell to-day. The jury was selected this morning and Snyder went on fche stand as the first witness at the opening of the afternoon session. Snyder's claim is for a share of twenty per cent, dividend on wages which was declared by the chocolate company in 1911. He and a hundred ethers did not receive shares of the bonus because they were not "active employes" of the company when the dividend was -declared. They had worked' about eleven and a half months that year or until within two weeks of the time the bonus was paid. Snyder contends that because he was not dis charged, but merely "suspended," he is entitled to the money. The damage suit oi Mabel and Harvey Lerch, aigainst the Hummelstown & Campbellstown Street Railway L'om- Contlnnrd on F.lrvruth Pnare, KICK CAUSES WOMAN'S DEATH She Was Hunting Eggs When Attacked by Vicious Horse Lewistown, Feb. 25.—As the result of a kick on the head by a vicious horse Mrs. Charles Stanley, wife of a prominent farmer, died here yesterday. The accident occurred Tuesday after noon, when Mrs. Stanley was iu the barn hunting eggs. The woman was found shortly after wards by her husband, who noticed something wrong when he saw the ani mal running looste. It is belitved both feet of the horse struck the woman, causing a fractured skull. Surving her are a husband and eight children. PRZfISNYSZ IS TAKEN BY THE GERMANS AND 10,000 RUSSIANS ARE PRISONERS Berlin, Feb. 25, Via London, 3 F. M.—The town of Pizasnysz, Russian Poland, was yesterday taken by storm by German forces, according to the of ficial announcement given out in Ber lin to-day. The Germans captured 10,- 000 Russian prisoners. The report is dated February 25 and reads as follows: "In the western arena of the war: In Champagne the enemy yesterday continued his desperate efforts, which, in spite of the strong forces engaged, were again absolutely without suc.cesß. Otherwise there has been nothing of importance on,the western front. "In the eastern arena: The en gagements on the Memela, Bobr and Narew rivers continue. The town of Przasnysz, in Russian Poland, which had been extensively fortified, was stormed yesterday by the East Prus sian reserves. After a stubborn fight we were victorious, capturing more than 10,000 prisoners, over 20 cannon, a large number of machine guns and a very large amount of war material. "In other engagements fought north of the river Vistula .luring the past few days we have taken 5,000 Continued on Ninth Poire. FIRE CHIEF STARTS A BLAZE • ' Kindler Kindles One in Police Head quarters and City Electrician Diehl Has a Narrow Escape The new fire extinguishers installed in police headquarters to protect the electrical switchboards of the police telegraph and fire alarm systems were used for the first time yesterday after noon by Assistant Fire Chief HaPbert to extinguish a blaze started by none other than Fire Chief Kindler. City Electrician Clark E. Diehl was danger ously near being burned. Diehl was cleaning a stamping ma chine which is part of the police tele' graph system. Charles T. Fleck, desk man, was [touring jfasolino over it, al lowing the gasoline to drop into a metal bucket. Chief* Kindler ciame in, lighted a cigar and dropped the match into the bucket, not knowing it con tained gasoline. A blaze six feet hugh shot out of the bucket between Diehl and Fleck. Seiz in# an extinguisher from the wall, As sistant Chief llalbert made short work of the blaze. There was no damage ex cept to tha feelings of the men figuring in the incident. The extinguishers have been in po lice headquarters three weeks and were nev<s- used until yesterday. GOVERNOR SIGNS TWO BILLS Approves Measure Appropriating $523,- 004) for Fight on Cattle Disease Governor Brumbaugh arrived home from Philadelphia last night and to day took up the two bills sent to him by the Legislature, approving both of them. One appropriates $523,000 to the State Live Stock Sanitary Board to ■pay the expenses of the eradication of the foot and mouth disease among the cattle of Pennsylvania. The second creates the office of As sistant Chief of Standards in the Bureau of Weights and /Measures connected with the Department of Internal Affairs at a, salary of $2,000, and a stenog rapher for the bureau at s'l,ooo a year, and increases the salary of Chief James Sweeney, the head of the bureau, from $2,000 to $3,000. New Fire Alarm Box Installed A new fire alarni box was installed at Front and Wood'blne streets t!ns morning. It was tried out at noon to day and proved satisfactory. The num ber of the box is 81. < J ' '^p POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT. 4MORESHIPS LIE BENEATH SEA'S WAVES Disasters to Vessels From Mines and Sub marines Multiplying Fast and Furious ALL IN GERMAN BLOCKADE ZONE British Steamers Deptford, Western Coast, Harpalion and Bio Parana Latest Victim* of Marine Disasters —Few Lives Lost London, Feb. 25, 11.40 A. M.—One sailor lost his life when the small British steamer Deptford, 230 feet long an<i 1,208 tons, was sent to the bottom in 20 minutes either by a Ger man torpedo from a submarine or by coming in contact with a mine in the North sea at 3 o 'clock yesterday morn ing at a point off Scarborough. The fifteen other members of the steamer's ciew were saved and were landed at South Shields at an early hour this morning. The engineer of the Deptford says he was on duty in the stoke hold at the time thp explosive torpedo or mine rent the Deptford in twaiu. He says he saw a flash of blue flame shoot up from the bottom of the ship and through her deck. The force of the explosion threw him down violently and stunned him. He managed to reach the deck, however, as the vessel was heel ing and just as the iifeboat was being launched. It was the carpenter of the Deptford who lost, his life. After hours in an open and leaking boat in a snow storm which caused them to suffer acutely, the men my, they signaled a steamer, but no notice was taken of their appeal. Later, however, they encountered the steamer Fulgens, which picked them up and brought them into South Shields. Some members of the crew say they saw the wake of a submarine after the Deptford was struck. Western Coast Sunk in Channel London, Feb. 25, 1.30 P. M.—The small British coasting steamer Western Coast has been sunk by a mine or tor pedoed in the English channel at a point off Beaehy Head. The crew was landed at Portsmouth to day. .. U. S. OFFICIALS AWAITING OUTCOME OF NEGOTIATIONS TO END SHIPPING DANGERS Washington, Fob. 25. —Increasing j interest is being manifested in official and diplomatic quarters here in the out- I come of negotiations on the part of the Washington government with the Brit isji and German governments with a view to ending danger to Americau shipping in the retaliatory measures of I the European belligerents towards each j other. The United States, through its latest proposals, seeks to secure the ' elimination by Germany of its naval | war zone and the adoption by the b 1 I ligerents of a definite policy regarding t food shipments to civilian |>opulations. i Officials here are said to be somewhat encouraged over the manner in which the proposals have been received by the British government which has submit ted them to her allies, France and Ru*- i sia. Unofficial advices repjrted Ger many as inclined to accept the pro ! |«osals, although it was said that Ger man officials did not believe Great Brit' ; ain would make concessions. t Continued on Ninth Pas*. LATE WAROI SUMMARY Another important victory over .the Russians was announced to-day by tke German war office, in the capture of th» Polish city of Przasnysz. The heavies! lighting in Northern Poland since thp expulsion of the Russians from East Prussia has occurred in the vicinity £i ' thi", city and its fall is said to have led to the capture of more than 10,Ol|O Russians. Petrograd has not confirmed the report. The French and German official com- N > munication of to-day indicate that tho calm on the western front Is unbroken. French attacks in Champagne continue without important results. A declaration in the House of Com mons to-day by Sir Edward Grey con stituted perhaps the most important Con tinned on Mlntb Poice WALL SI REE T CLOSING New York, Feb. 25.—Trading was at its dullest during the final hour with fractional recessions in Reading, Steel and Canadian Pacific. The closing was firm. Further improvement wag re corded by to-day's stock market, lead ing Issues showing net gains.