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j FAIB TO-NIGHT ' AND TOMORROW Detailed Report. Pagr • 1 SIT A ? L "" ED VOL. 77—NO. 89. SIB,BOO IN AOTOSLOST IN A WRECK Part of Freight Train Hurled Down River Bank NearNewCum berland To-day FLAGMAN SAVES FAST PASSENGER Runs Along Track and Gives Danger Signal by Waving Lantern—Eight Touring Cars of Pullman Type and Farming Machines Demolished (Special to *he Star-Independent.) New Cumberland, March 18.—A freight wreck, in which six box cars were hurled from the track and eight Hew automobiles were demolished along Iwith other merchandise, occurred early this morning on the Northern Central railway within fifty feet of the Yellow Breeches creek, in the lower end of New Cumberland. A passenger train, north, from Baltimore, arriving a few minutes after the wreckage of the freight train half covered the tracks, was saved from a plunge into the pile of broken cars through the presence of mind of the flagman of the freight crew, R. McLaren, of Baltimore, who ran back several hundred feet with his lantern. The passenger train, No. 33, sched uled to arrive in Harrisburg shortly •before 2 o'clock, was held, up below New Cumberland for several hours, the •wreck having damaged both freight tracks and the north bound passenger track. Later an extra section of the train was made up in Harrisburg and Bent to carry the passengers, who were (transfered around the wreck, to points tfurther north. In two of the smashed freight cars were eight new four-seated passenger touring automobiles, consigned to a firm in Toledo, Ohio. Each of the cars contained four autos, shipped by the York branch of the Pullman Auto Com pany. These cars were hurled down the river bank and barely escaped roll ing into the river. The autos all were BO badly damaged that no parts of them tan be used again. Harrisburg representatives of the Pullman automobiles said to-day that « standard Pullman touring car sells for $2,350, so that the loss of eight »uch cars totals SIB,BOO. Three Other Cars Wrecked Another of the freight cars which was tossed over the embankment was loaded with farming implements con signed to a Chicago firm from a York company. This car also was badly ■mashed and the goods damaged to such an extent that they are beyond repair. The three other wrecked cars were loaded with merchandise from Balti more, one of them being consigned to Columbus, Ohio, and the other two to Pittsburgh. These were thrown across the tracks and much of the stuff thrown out, but the wrecking crews were able Continued oil Eleventh Page. $22,750 IN NEW BUILDINGS Ford Auto Sales Company to Put SB,- 000 Structure on Site of Plant Recently Destroyed By Fire A three-story brick building to cost SS,OOO is to replace the wreckage of the Ford Auto Sales Company garage on South Cameron street, just above Mulberry, which wan destroyed by fire on February 4, last. Patrick Driscoll, for the company, this morning obtain ed a permit to erect the structure work on which will be started at once. Dris coll said the building is to be as near lire proof as possible. This permit was one of several is sued to-day by Building Inspector James H. Grove for new buildings and improvements to cost $22,750. Fred C. Miller will erect two 2 1-2-story brick houses on the east side of Fifth street, 4 0 feet couth of Curtin, costing $6.- 000. William A. Mcllhennv will build two 2 1-2-story brick dwellings at 1544-4B Market street, costing $7,- 000. Kay windows and other changes costing SSOO are proposed for the dwelling at 13-21-23 Wallace street, owned by William Bishop. George Det weiler plans to spend SSOO making im provements to the 3 1-2-Htorv dwelling at 1212 Market street, and G. W. Orth got a permit to put bav windows in 'the property at 1831 North Sixth street, to cost $l5O. Assailant of Farmer's Wife Fugitive By Associated Press, Hagerntown, Md„ March 15. Charged with 'criminally assaulting Mrs. William Lamp, wife of a well known farmer residing four miles south of Glengary, near here, James Dick, for a number of years a resident of the same neighborhood, is a fugitive from the ofliceta. It is believed Dick made his escape into the mountains. Gets Contract for Tons of Rails Announcement was made at the executive department of the Steelton plant of the Pennsylvania Steel Com i pany to-day that it had obtained "a con tract for 8,500 tons of steel rails from ihe Maine Central railroad. The rails will be rolled nt the plant at Spar row's Point, Md. ONE OF MAIN BATTERY GUNS FOR UNCLE SAM'S LATEST SEA FIGHTER " mi i ' •'jf TYPE QF FCXIJZTEEH INCH GUN FOR. THE NEW YORK., TEXAS, OKLAHOMA,NEVADA,PENNSYLVANIA AND AHZONA This Is one of the bis 14-Inch guns that will be mounted on board the new Onited States battle ship Pennsylvania, launched at Newport News. The Pennsylvania win carry twelve of these big guns. Ships of the New York class carry ten of them They can hart a 1,400 pound projectile for 22,500 yards and penetrate armor at 15,000 yards. The charge of powder alone weighs 360 pounds, and each projectile fired costa, with its charge of powder, aboat (000. The guns are 52V4 feet long. PROSPERITY IS ABROAD AUTOS ARE SELLING FAST Single Days at Two Shows Now in Progress in Harrisburg Is Eclip ping Whole Shows of Other Years —Yesterday the Climax Single d&vs at the automobile shows now in progress at the two automobiln shows in Harrisburg are growing •bet ter than whole weeks in former shows in point of business and attendance of persons who are interested in the auto mobile business to the extent of pur chasing cars. Both exhibits, at the Arena, Third and Delaware streets, and at Kelker street hall, Fourth and Kelker streets, are crowded nightly with persons thirsting for gas engine knowledge. Out-of-town representatives are taking prospects in and the contracting parties to the sale of an automobile are satis fied all around. St. Patrick's Day at the shows was a splendid mid-week climax and when the shows closed last night Harrisburg found they had done more business than the entire show before hand. The most popular shows of recent years have been bettered. At the Arena The show of the Harrisburg Auto mobile Dealers' Association continued to prove to its exhibitors that it is well worth while. There was plenty of business for everybody. The unusual experience of a purchaser with a check for the purchase price of a car ready for payment on a machine when she en countered the proper salesman hap pened to one of the exhibitors. After wards he had to argue to take the own er of the car out for a "'dlemonstra tion." The side attractions at the Arena continue to attract the rank and file Continued on Eleventh Page. HERS OF THE HOUSE FORM A JBLE CLASS For the First Time in History of Penn sylvania Legislature One Is Organ ized To-day by Legislators Who Can't Get Home for Sundays The members of the House <>f Repre sentatives who stay over in Harrisburg at the week-ends because they live too far from Harrisburg to get hom* con veniently organized the House of Rep resentatives Biible class at a meeting in committee room 324 this afternoon. Such action is absolutely without prece dent in the Pennsylvania Legislature. A notice calling the meeting was pre sented to the clerk this morning by Representative McKay, of Conneaut Lake, Crawford county, and was read by the clerk at the close of this morn ing's session. The notice says that the Bible class will meet each Sunday afternoon until May 2 at 2 o'clock in the House of Representatives caucus room. The notice took the House by sur prise. yriie Bible class will have in the neighborhood of fifty members, for it is estimated that many Assemblymen remain in Harrisburg over Sundays. SAVE LEO OF HILL EMPLOYE Hospital Doctors Perform an Operation on Edward G. Smith, of Meadvilie Edward G. Smith, 359 Center street, Meadvilie, a stenographer in the oflice of the State Fire Marshal, at the Capi tol, underwent an operation in the Har risburg Hospital yesterday in the hope of saving his right leg which has be come infected below the knee. He has been suffering from rheumatism since 1912 but his condition was not consid ere.l alarming until recently. Mr. iSmith's condition was such yes terday that physicians thought at first that the leg would have to be ampu tated. An operation was afterward per formed in the hope of saving the leg. ('HAROED WITH ARSON W. D. Kerbaugh Held Under SI,OOO Bail For Hearing To-morrow Charged with arson, W. D. Ker baugh, of Pottstown, was held under SI,OOO bail to await a hearing before Alderman Landis, at 9 o'clock to-mor row morning. The charge was brought against him by Mrs. Catharine Breach, who said that Kerbaugh attempted to set her house on fire Sunday morning, March 7, at 1 o'clock. Mrs. Breach resides at Sayford a/nd James streets. Two witnesses testified that they saw a man trying to net fire to the house at this time. HARRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 18, 1915—14 PAGES. Annn sLiiin Found Dead Near His Telegraph Key With Five Bullets in His Body ANOTHER VICTIM HAS THROAT CUT Highwaymen Operating Along West Shore Railroad Enter Station and Slay Telegrapher, Whose Cou3in Met Similar Tate Three Years Ago B\t Associated Press. Highland Falls, N. Y., March 18.— Higihwaymen operating during the night along the West Shore railroad held up one man, robbed him and cut his throat and latei entered the railroad station here, shot and killed the night tel graph operator und escaped with a small sum.. George Grifliu, whose throat wus cut, is in a serious condition. The body of the murdered operator, Omar Hotaling, was found neat his telegraph key with five bullets in bis body. Apparently his assailants had fired from inside the station. An unfinished report on his desk indicated that the shooting oc curred between 1 and 2 o'clock in the morning. Hotaling was 24 years old. Three years ago his cousin, of the same name, was murdered under similar circum stances in the railroad station at Tap pan. At the hospital where he was taken Griffin said he had been attacked by three men on the railroad tracks. They robbed him of $3 and cut his i throat. Two arrests have been made by detectives who are engnged in a search for Hotaling's murderers. CITY PROiSESNOTi CUT OFF FRONTJTREET VIEW With This Assurance Several Property Owners Agree to Bear Expense In cident to Condemnation Proceed ing North of Harris Street In return for the assurance that no buildings will be erected on the west side of Front street, between Harris and iMaclay, and that the present beautiful view is to be perpetually en joyed, some of the property owners on the east side of the street, among them Edward S. Herman, president of the Harrisburg City Planning Commission, this morning before a board of viewers expressed a willingness to reciprocate by bearing the expense incident to the citv'e condemnation of the river front ground there. This attitude on the part of the property owners was not unanimous, however. The city is taking the ground from the west curb of the street to the Jow water mark of the river, under an or dinance providing for the formal open img of Front street. The proceedings are similar to those which are being followed in the " Hardscrabble" case. The viewers are Paul G. Smith, James D. Saltsman and Karl Steward. Among the property owners who ap peared as witnesses in addition to Mr. Herman, were Dr. R. H. Moffitt, Jo 4'ontlnued on Eleventh Pone. Reading Firemen to Be Entertained A delegation of a dozen or mo'ro members of the Union Fire Company, of Reading, will be entertained bv the Mt. Vernon Hook and Ladder Com pany of • this city, on Saturday night and Sunday. The Reading company was the guest of the Mt. Vernon here during the firemen's convention last fall. U. S. Shoe Corporation No Trust Boston, Mass., March 18.—The suit of the federal government to dissolve the United Shoe Machinery Corpora tion on the ground that it was an il legal monopoly in restraint of trade, was dismissed bv the United States district court to-day. ' PENNSYLVANIA BUILDING IS DEDICATED AT BIG FAIR Former Governor Tener Makes Histor ical Address as He Turns Structure Over to the Panama-Pacific Expo sition By Associated Press. San Francisco, March B.—Pennsyl vanians gathered at the Panama-Paci fic exposition to-day for the dedication of the State's building, whieh is a re production of pjrt of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. John K. Tener, former Governor of Pennsylvania, and representatives of the nation, State, city aud exposition were on the pro gram for the dedicatory exercises. Tho buildintg is equipped for the demonstra tion of Pennsylvania's industrial ac tivities by means of motion pictures, lectures and exhibits. Following a welcome address to the people of all countries to visit the building, delivered by James L. Ad ams, of Pittsburgh, former Governor John K. Tener, of Pennsylvania, dedi cated the handsome structure. He spoke as follows: "On the third day of July, in the year 1912, it was my privilege to vis it this great City of San Francisco in company with my fellow members on the Pennsylvania-Panama-Pacific Ex position Commission. We came, repre senting the people of our/Common wealth under tho law, to select within these fair grounds, a suitable site upou, which to erect a structure to be known as the Pennsylvania building. We promised you then that Pennsylvania would heartily co-operate in your great undertaking, by representation here in C'ontlnuril on Sixth PnKe. RKADY TO START WHARF JOB Light Company Will Begin Work On Island Structure Next Week Actual work on the construction of the coal wharf, which the liarrisburg Light and Power Company will erect on Hargest Island under city lease, will probably be begun next week, so a rep resentative of the light company said to-day. The preliminary work will con sist of buildiinj the retaining wall and, making the dirt till back of tho wall for the wharf site. The company now is negotiating with contractors, the official said, with a view to letting contracts for buildi<ng the plant; rebuilding the roadway from 'the proposed wharf to the Wal nut street 'bridge, and also for hauling the coal from the wharf to the com pany's power plants, in this city. The company is planning to resur face the entire road leading to the bridge, and may use either concrete, asphalt or wood block. UNDEIttVOOI) CANNOT COME Unable to Accept Invitation to Address Democrats in This City W. 11. Jones, president of the Central Democratic Club, said to-day that he has received a letter from former Con gressman Palmer, who had been charged with inviting President Wilson, Senator Ollie Jamrs, of Kentucky, and Senator elect Oscar W. Underwood, of Alabama, to attend the Jefferson Day banquet of the clt»b. The latter said that Palmer had seen Mr. Underwood and t'he latter was obliged to decline the invitation, ns lie is about to take a two months' trip to California. As yet Mr. Palmer has not seen President. Wilson nor Sen ator .lames, but. expects to do so in a couple of days and learn their inten tions. Should both decline it is the inten tion of the invitation committee to go to Washington next week and invite some of the Cabinet officers to be guests of honor at the banquet. JITNEY CO. SEEKS A CHARTER Application of Local Concern Goes to State Department To-day The application for a charter for the Jitney Transportation Company, of Harrisburg, was filed in the State De partment this morning, the incorpor ators being Augustus Wildman, Ross Oenslager and Owen M. Copelin, all of this city. The object is to establish a line of auto-cars for the purpose of carrying passengers in this city and Steelton. The capital is )25,000. The application was at once Bent to the Public Service Commission and, after advertising,—which will take at least two weeks, —the Commission will pass upon it. If approved the appli cation will be sent then to the Gover nor who will have the final say as to the charter being issued. SAYS MURDERER IKED 61 IKS Lawyer Declares Zare ovic Took Raw Alco hol Followed by Beer and Porter 2 OTHER RINDS FOR CHASERS Wife-Slayer Topped Off the Whole Com bination With Elderberry Wine and It Is Held Now He Was Unac countable for the Crime At 3.1.» o'clock this afternoon the Pardons Board announced it de cided not to grant a pardon to Zareovic, the Dauphin county murderer. The case of liuka Zareovic, the for eigner who was convicted in the Dau phin county court in January, 1909, of murder in the second degree anil sen tenced by Judge MeCarrefl to twenty years in the Penitentiary, was before the Board of Pardons- here to-day on an application for Zareovic.'s release. Philip 8. Moyer, an attorney, of Steel ton, presented the application. Moyer said that Zareovic, in June, 1909, was in the vicinity of Paxtou furnace anil' early in the morning drank raw alcohol, beer, porter and at least two other drinks, and then, with a companion, went to Steelton where he drank elderberry wine. On the evening of that day, crazed with liq uor, he went, to the residence of a man named Jacob Hose, in Steelton, to see j his (Zareovic's) wife, and after a few words with her shot and kilted her. He then turned his gun on himself aud shot himself, but was only wounded and eventually recovered. Reads Letters From Jurors , Zareovic was convicted of murder in the second degree. In sentencing him, lit is alleged, Judge McCarrell intimat jed that the crime was murder in the ! first degree and for that reason gave | him tho maximum sentence. When the Conllnufil on Eleventh I'ntcc. PLANS TO LET TRACTION COMPANIES RUN JITNEYS ■ ! Representative Whitaker Presents Measure Giving the Street Railways of the State Permission to Operate Lines of Autos in Their Territory Traction companies in the State can operate jitney 'bus lines in connection with their other lines if a bill intro duced in the House this morning by Representative Samuel R. Whitaker, of Chester, becomes a law. This is the tthird bill for the govern ment of this class of vehicle which has been presented in this session of the General Assembly. It provides that street railway companies incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth or lawfully operating lines shall have the power and authority to own. lease and operate lines of self-propelled em nibuses in connection with the present Jines, providing they first obtain the authority of the municipal governments. The sponsor of the bill said it was drawn to meet a local condition. The House passed twenty-eight bills on second reading, among whioh are: Allowing un increase in the number of tipstaves in counties of from 90,000 to 150,000 population; repealing the act of 1911 imposing a tax on traction engines; allowing the Department of Forestry to grow and distribute young trees; providing for the appointment of a board of examiners'for operators of steam 'boilers in third class cities; pro viding for the education of blind chil dren more than, 8 years old. A bill permitting George S. Smith, of 'Huntingdon, who was crippled while employed on a State highway, 'o bring suit against the Common wealth was passed finally. The military code bill, on third reading in the House, was re committed to the Committee on Mili tary Affairs for the purpose of minor amendments. The House adjourned at 11.30 o'clock, to meet Mond.iy night at 9 o 'clock. CERMAN EMBASSY ENTERS PROTEST TB U. S. AGAINST ARREST OF TWO OFFICIALS Washington, Marcih 18.—The Ger man embassy to-day protested to the State Department against the warrant of arrest served on the German consul, William Mueller, and his assistant. B. M. Schultz, at Seattle, Wash. Th em bassy contends that the arrest was in violation of the consular treaty be 'tv/een Germany and the United States. The department, was asked to investi gate the case and the embassy was as sured that would be done immediately. The charge was made in the em bassy's note that the Seattle authori ties had exceeded their powers in enter ing the consulate to make search and also in serving the warrants of arrest on Mueller ana his assistant. The con sul in his report to the embassy, which was transmitted to the State Depart ment, did njt say that an actual search of the consulate had been made, 'but de clared that officers "had entered in order to make a search." The charge on which the consul's ar rest was based was that of conspiracy, in that he had been unlawfully trying to gain secrets of the Seattle Construc tion and Drydoek Company. It had been said tho company was building submarines for Great Britain and seud ing them to British Columbia in parts. TCmbassy officials expressed their be lief in Mueller's innocence of any con spiracy to obtain secrets to which he had no rigiht. Recently the German em bassy charged that submarines were be ing built in the United States in sec tions and shipped to Canada, where they were completed. Seattle was named as one of the places where the submarines were being built. The De partment of Justice probably will make an investigation for the State Depart ment. SITUATION BETWEEN JAPAN AND U. S. TERMED DELICATE Washington, March 18.—It was stated officially at the White House to day that representations by the Unit ed States to Japan concerning the lat ter's demands on China had been en tirely independent of any action by Great Britain or other Powers. Further than this statement, officials in all quarters preserved the strictest silence, regarding the situation as one of delicacy. State Department officials, however, have adniitted that since the beiginnning of the negotiations be tween Japan and Clyna over the former demands for commercial and other concessions, the United States has been endeavoring to influence Japan to ameliorate her demands and to prevent any infringement of the rights of the United States. None of the steps in the representations, which have bean made to the Japanese am bassador here, as well as to Tokio and Pekin, have been made public. REPORT BERLIN AND VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS BROKEN OFF Geneva, via Paris, March 17, 11.35 P. M. —The "Tribune" says to-night that according to information from Vienna the negotiations between Ber lin and Vienna and Prince Von Bue low, the German Ambassador to Italy, have come to an abrupt end. "The Austrian Emperor," the news paper continues, "irritated by the con stant demands for the cession of the portions of the Adriatic coast to Italy as compensation for Italy's neutrality, informed the German Ambassador at Vienha to seek other bases for an un derstanding with Italy. "Perhaps the negotiations will be resu.ned in order to gain time, but Em peror Francis Joseph is obdurate. Prince Von Buelow's bait to Italy has failed. If Italy wants Trieste and Trent while the Emperor lives, she will have to fight for them." TEST RUN ON ELECTRIC LINE Pennsy Train Goes to Bryn Mawr, but Stalls on Return Trip By Associated Press, •Philadelphia, March 18.—Eugineers and electricians and representatives of the Pennsylvania railroad were present to-day when' a test run was made over the newly electrified main line road, which the railroad has been engaged for some time in constructing and which, it is expected, will be opened ia the latter part of May. Aner successfully making a trip to Bryu Mawr, 10 miles from Philadel phia, the train was stalled near Over brook while making the return jour ney. POSTSCRIPT PEICE, ONE CENT. REPORTED PRZEMYSL FORTS FALI Unofficial News inLon don States Outer De fenses of Besieged City Succumb / CONFIRMATION QUITE LACKING Austro-German Forces Making Progress Between Stanislau and Kolomea, Pushing Forward in An Attempt to Turn the Russian Left Flank Tendon, MarcH 18. 12.45 P. M.—The outer forts of Przemysl toward which a part of the Austrian army has been struggling in an effort to bring about tlic relief of the besieged garrison, have at last fallen beforo the Russians ac cording to unofficial reports reaching London. Although confirmation is quite lack ing, British newspapers this morning apparently are eager to regard the re port as not improbable. They refer to the fact That news dispatches received from Pctrograd yesterday said the sur render of this stronghold was but a matter of a few days. Weak Russian Attacks Reported True or untrue, this is about the only overnight news from the eastern front, although there has been much specula tion concerning the engagement report ed on the northern frontier of East Prussia and referred to in wireless mes sages from Berlin as "weak Russian attacks on Taurrogan and Langszar gen." Laugszargen is just within tha borders of East Prussia, not far from the important German fortress of Tilsit, and the presence of Russian troops at this point may mean a new invasion of German territory. Nowhere in the eastern arena of the fighting, according to tho opinion of British observers, do the Austro-Ger man forces appear to be making prog ress except between Sfanislau and Kolomea, to the north of Bukowina, where they are pushing forward in an attempt to turn the Russian left flauk. Opinion of British Experts British military experts think that the position of the German armies in the east precludes the transfer at thia time of any troops to the western arena, and that the German plan of dealing Russia a crushing blow before attempt ing the much discussed spring advance in the west has failed. Five out of six of the new German army corps are said to be engaged on and beyond the fron tier of East Prussia, a fact which Brit ish observers think will make it diffi cult for Germany to meet the demands likely to be imposed on her in the west, British Victory at Neuve Chapeile The full import of the British vic tory at >ieuve Chapeile is only now be ginning to be g-asped by the public. It. has greatly cheered both troops and civilians as confirming the belief that the German line can be broken if the allies care to pay the price. Several thousand wounded men from this'battle field already have arrived in England, five train loads having reached Brigh ton during the twenty-four hours enrtea last evening. The press to-day again cautions the people that the taking of the Darda nelles is likely to be a slow affair, to accomplish which the allies must pay the price just as they have done ae Neuve Chaipelle. LATE WAR"NEWS SUMMARY The renewal of heavy fighting on both the western and eastern fronts during the last fortnight apparently is being followed by another lull. To day's official reports speak of no im portant engagements. Russian forces continue their eftorts to throw back the Germans in Northern Poland, hut the German war office announces that all these attacks have been repulsed. The statement shows, however, that the Russians succeeded in penetrating Ger man soil once more, striking in at the northern end of East Prussia. The Rus sians are accused of burning and pillag ing villages. The German government announces its intention of retaliating by destroying three Russian villages for every German village burned. Although fighting is still under way in Belgium, Champagne and the Argonne, the French and German state ments indicate that the activity yester day was limited principally to the ar tillery. The Belgians are said to have made further progress along the Yser. A London newspaper publishes a Copenhagen dispatch stating that Em peror William has arrived at the Ger- Continued on Klrvcnth I'affe. WALL STREET CLOSING fj By Associated Press, New York, March IS.—High-grade' issues like Northwestern and American Tobacco were sold in the late dealings, while leaders made substantial recov ery. The closing was Irregular. Per sistent selling of Reading and pressure on United States Steel contributed largely toward to-day's uneven price movement.