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SHOWERS TO-NIGHT AXD TO-MORROW i OMIM Ktywt ho • SEWS?" VOL. 77—NO. 124. Big French Cruiser Torpedoed; | 700 Men Have Probably Perished Leon Gambetta, 12,416 Tons, Is Sunk by Austrian Sub marine in One of the Big gest Disasters to the Allied Forces Since the War Be gan—Cruising at the En trance of the Otranto Canal Pride of French Navy Meets With Awful Disaster—The French Admiralty Acknowl edge Great Calamity and Estimate That Only 130 Members of the Crew Were Saved Out of 800 Officers and Men Berlin, April 28, b* Wireless to Sayville.--The French armored cruiser Leon \Jainbetta has been torpedoed by an Austrian submarine, according to news received by the Overseas News Agency. Part of the crew of the French warship was saved. The French armored cruiser Leon Gambetta displaced 12,416 tons and carried a crew of from 700 to 800 officers and men. The cruiser was built at Brest in 1903, was 486 feet long, carried four 7.6 inch guns, sixteen 6.4 inch guns and twenty-four three-pounders and was equipped with five 18-inch torpedo tubes. She cost $5,880,000. Paris, April 28, 3.20 P. M.—A communication from the Ministry of Marine reciting the torpedoing of the French cruiser Leon Gambetta was given out this afternoon. It is textually as follows: "The armored cruiser Leon Gambetta, cruising at the entrance of the Otranto canal was torpedoed the night of April 26-27 and went to the bottom in ten minutes. "All the officers on board perished at their posts. One hundred and thirty-six members of the crew, including 11 under officers, were rescued by vessels sent out promptly to their help by the Italian authorities. The list of survivors has not yet been received at the Ministry of Marine." Brindisi, Italy, Tuesday, April 27, 10.35 P. M., via Paris, April 28, 2.50 P. M.—The French cruiser Leon Gam betta, torpedoed by an Austrian submarine in the strait of Otranto, has been run ashore. Fears are now enter tained that she may float away on the next high tide. ROOSEVELIIELLS N!S PIATTDEILS Conferred With Former U. S. Senator Because Legislature Obeyed Latter's Orders DIDN'T WANT TO DISRUPT PARTY Therefore He Thought It Wise to Hob nob With "Boss" In the Interest of Legislation and to Preserve Party Harmony By Associated Prctt, Syracuse, X. V., April 28.—Theo dora Roosevelt told to-day as a witness in the $50,000 libel suit brought against him by William Barnes why, when Governor of New York, and President of the United States, he con ferred with former United States Sen ator Thomas C. Piatt, the "boss." While he was Governor of New \ork. the colonel declared he discuss ed things with Senator Piatt because he had found out that the Legislature Dbeyed his orders. And the witness CaatliM4 .Math Pace. ®je Star- Itikpcnktil AUTOMOBILE LEAPS INTO OLD CANAL AT STEELTON ■ Samuel Lehrman Gets a Mud Bath but Escapes Serious Injury in Broth er's Machine—His Own Car Was Wrecked Yesterday Samuel Lehrman, of Front an-i Chambers street, Steelton, not only took an involuntary mud bath this morning but also submerged his broth er's automobile in the bed of the old canal at Front and Washington streets, that borough. Lehrman recently purchased a new car. Yesterday two carpenters at his home began the erection of a garage in which to house the purchase. Late in the afternoon these carpenters, in the absence of Lehrman, jumped into the machine and started down the pike, past the Half-Way-House. One car penter was manipulating the levers in an amateurish way, but soon found he was unable to control the machine which shortly si-ieswiped a large truck and then crashed against a telegraph pole. Both carpenters escaped injury but the body of the machine was badly damaged and one wheel -torn off Early this morning Lehrman had the auto taken to a garage to be re paired and then borrowed machine owned by his brother, A. J. Lehrman, North Front street. While going down the hill at Second and Washington streets, the steering gear is. said to have gone wrong and Samuel Lehrman and the machine took a header in the old waterway. A team of horses were obtained later and the auto was pulled out. Lehrman escaped serious injury. HARRISBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 28, 1915 12 PAGES. BILL 10 BE FOLICEJSBEATEH Measure to Add 116 Men to the State Con stabulary Goes to Final Defeat BEES VICTORS IN THE HOUSE Plan to Keep Them Fifty Feet From the Public Highways Fails to Meet With Approval of the Lawmakers —Appropriations to Be Grouped The State Police bill, which would increase the membership of the State police force by 116, was finally killed in the House early this afternoon, when it was dropped from the calendar after the vote by which it previously had been defeated was reconsidered." Its stay on the calendar was but for a few short minutes Representative Wildman. of Harris burg, moved that the vote by which, the bill was defeated be reconsidered. The vote was reconsidered by a vote of 6S to 35, thus placing the bill on the calendar. A motion was then taade that the bill be placed on the postponed cal endar. Representative Maurer, of Berks, the Socialist member, spoke against this move. With the measure thus placed on the Contia«fd on Ninth Pagt. SWARTZ PUBLIC SERVICE BILL WILL BE REPORTED The Swartz, bill repealing the public service a<'t of 1913, and re-enacting it so as to create a public service bureau of the Department of Internal Affairs will be reported out in the House this evening from the Judiciary General committee with slight amend ments which have been agreed upon by the Municipal House Rule League of Pennsylvania. The changes in the bill conform with other bills, which have passed the House this session, and take away from the Public Service Commission the right to act on municipal utilities, placing that power in the several courts of common pleas. Substantially the bill remains the same as prhen it was introduced into the House, March 2. It reduces the nuiwber of commissioners from seven to five and reduces the annual salary item of the commission $50,000. Action on the bill in the committee was practically unanimous and it was given to Mr. Harper, of Lawrence county, to report. FAIL TO GET THE FULL CREW REPEALER OUT TO-DAY The Senate Committee on Railroads met during a recess at noon to-day and took up the full crew re'peeler, a mo tion being made that it be reported out with a favorable recommendation. This was defeated by a vote of 5 yeas to 6 navs, as follows: Yeas—Endsley,'Sproul. Miller, Croft and Jones. Nays—'Kurtz, Catlin, Burke, Washers, Hacket and Kline. This action does not imply that the brill will be ordered to be reported neg atively, as the committee can again take it up and pass rpon the question of how it is to be reported. Senators Croft and Jenkins were ab sent from the meeting. They are said to favor the repealer. The workmen's compensation bills reported back to committee in the Sen ate this morning will be given a pufblic hearing next Tuesday afternoon. It Is said that there may be a few minor amendments, but none to affect the gen eral intent of the bill. The insurance feature is the one that may be altered to suit the views of life insurance men. ' ELECTION" BILLS PASS SENATE One Provides Way for Election of City Commissioners In Primaries The Catlin bill, providing that where candidates for mayor and city commis sioner in cities of the thifd* class get 51 per cent, of the vote at the primar ies they shall be the only candidates at the general election, passed finally in the Senate this morning. The follow ing election bills also passed finally: The Magee bill providing that when there are two candidates for the same office with similar names their occupa tions shall be printed on the ballot. The Tompkins bill repealing the elec tion law so far as it relates to the non partisan election of judges. ' I GOVERNOR TO HELP TRE BABIES OF HARRISBURG Dr. Brumbaugh Will Take Time From Affairs of State to Introduce Albert Kelsey Who Will Lecture Friday Night for the Pure Milk Fund Governor Brumbaugh is going to help raise money to buy milk for poor babies of Harrisburg. He is a very busy Governor, with the Legislature on hi 9 hands, but nevertheless, for the babies' sake, he has consented to tako enough time away from affairs of State to introduce Albert Kelsey who will speak in Kahnestock Hall at the Y. M. C. A. on Friday evening for the bene fit of the Pure Milk Society fund. Mr. Kelsey will deliver an interesting pic ture-talk on "Tropical Merico.'' Governor Brumbaugh, while in Philadelphia, helped organize and de velop the pure milk fund work in con nection with the schools and he has kept in close touch with the various phases of the movement. The Gover nor may tell of some of his experi ences in that line in introducing Mr. Kelsey. Tickets for the picture-talk are now Continued on 3lnth SIOUGH OFFERING $5,000 Evangelistic Party Leaves Lancaster for Beading, Where More Fund* Are Being Raised Lancaster, April 28. —The free-will offering to Dr. Henry W. Stough, evan gelist, who labored in Lancaster for seven weeks, will amount to $5,000. The total amount that has been re ceived in pledges and money up to date, has been officially announced as $4,800. An effort will be made by members of the finance committee and those directly interested in the cam paign to bring the total amount up to the $5,000 mark. All members of the party have left for their respective homes and will be ready for the campaign which opens in Reading on Sunday of next week. Great opposition is expected to be raised on all sides against the cam paign there, but the evangelist is ready to pour his broadsides of an athemas in general, as he recently did in Lancaster. Reading, April 28.—At a meeting of the Stough finance committee the final report on the underwriting of the campaign showed that twenty-six of [the thirty churches that are co-operat ing have reported. The total under written is sll ,000. Four other churches to be heard from, it is believed, will easily make up the SI,OOO balance. The finance committee agreed to make up any shortage that jnay occur after these churches are heard from. 2 ARRESTS FORDUfKIPING PAPER, PLAN OF RAUNICK City Health Officer Says He Would Bring More Prosecutions If com plaining Persons Would Give Him the Names of the Offenders i Alleged indiscriminate dumping of paper on private property —vacant lots which are not public dumps—without first obtaining permission from tie City Bureau of Health, will, it was an nounced to-day by Dr. John M. J. Raunick, City health officer, be the basis of arrests of two offenders who will be taken before Alderman George Hoverter. The papers were made out late this afternoon and the arrest of the defendants, whose names have been withheld, are expected this evening or early to-morrow. The Health Officer said this morning that in the last several weeks he has received numerous complaints regard ing the indiscriminate dumping of pa per, ashes and decaying vegetable mat ter on vacant lots. He said, however, the complainants gave the names of but two offenders and in those cases proceedings are to be begua to-day. The remaining complaints, the Health Officer said, have been and now are be ing investigated, but, he added, the of fenders apparently are on the guard and dump the refuse at night. Dumping of any filling material on private property, no matter where, is allowed only under a special permit to 'be obtained from the health authorities. In some few cases the necessary permit has been ap plied for and issued. There are four public dumps in the city, Dr. Raunick said, and these all are guarded by watchmen employed by the Pennsylvania Reduction Company, con tractor for collection of garbage and ashes. In regard to reports that many com plaints have been made regarding "pa per being carried by the wind from up town dumping grounds," Dr. Raunick said: '' We have received no such com plaints recently. If the people would only learn to get the names of the of fenders or give us some means of ascer taining the identity of these lawbreak ers we would immediately adjust mat ters. '' GREATEFFORTSIO ENFORCEDHY LAW Furniture Car Loaded With Intoxicants Seized by West Vir ginia Authorities 'A CLEVER RUSE FAILED TO WORK Underneath Bed Clothing Sent From Cincinnati Were Discovered Bottles of Liquor—-Man and Two Women Subsequently Arrested iiy Associated Press. Charleston, W. Va., April 2S.—State authorities to-day renewed their vigil ance in enforcing the West Virginia prohibition laws, following the discov-, ery and confiscation of the contents of a oar supposed to have been loaded with furniture, but in reality containing in toxicating liquors here to-day. A piano box. trunks, boxes and barrels from which protruded bits of bed clothing were found by the authorities to be filled with bottles of liquor. Gene Orennen, a local restaurant i keeper, at whose home a wagon load iof liquor was alleged to have been found, and Mrs*. 'Maude Hull and Mrs. Mackie Duncan, relatives of Drennan, were arretted and held under bond. The ear, it was said, was sent here from Cincinnati, \ The prohibition officers also confis cated a consignment of '"hardware" which was found to be whiskey. PLAN'S BIGAPPLE PLANT United Ice & Coal Company Considers Erecting a Large Storage Build ing in Carlisle A plan to facilitate the handling of the enormous annual apple crops of Adams, Cumberland and other nearby counties, is being worked out by the United Ice & Coal Company, of this city, which, it was learned to-day, is considering the erection of a large cold storage plant for apples, in Carlisle. At a meeting of the board of direc tors recently a committee was appoint ed to report on a favorable site where a large plant, to cost several thousand dollars, could be erected. So far the committee has made no report but it is believed that at the next meeting, to be held shortly, details will be ar ranged for the erection of a plant ca pable of holding thousands of bushels of apples. Carlisle is regarded by the company as being very well located, by reason of its railroad facilities, as a distribution center for the apple crop of the district referred to. • FOR FEATHER BEDS ON AUTOS Mllliron Tries to Amend Fender BUI— Measure Goes Down, Id to 108 The measure requiring fenders on au tomobiles was amended to death in the House this morning, having on final passage but 16 afiirmative votes, while 108 members voted against it. Mr. (Fruit, of Mercer county, first at tempted to amend the (bill to provide that fenders be made of cornstalks grown in Pennsylvania "to aid the thriving farming industry of Uie State.'' The Speaker heard no second to this | amendment and it fell. Mr. Milliron, of Armstrong, then attempted an amend ment. He suggested that autos be equipped with feather beds of the best eiderdown and have two bottles of A No. 1 certifie-d milk for use of small children. This was laugOied down and the bill was defeated toy an overwhelm ing vote. Mr. Stern, of Philadelphia, sponsor of the bill, rising to a question of per sonal privilege, asked that copies of the amendments be properly embossed and sent to the families of the would-be amenders "as a monument to their in tellect." Mr. Stern was declared out of order. Would Create 21 New 92.000 Jobs Senator Beidleman introduced a bill in the Senate to-day creating twenty one assistant mine inspectors in the anthracite coal regions, who shall be elected by the voters of the mining in spection districts at the general elec tion, as follows: district, six; second district, five; third district, one; fourth district, four; fifth district, two; sixth district, one; seventh dis trict, one; eighth district, one. The sal ary is to be $2,000 a year and* 'ex-' penses. LANDING ALLIES REPULSED BY TURKS AT CALLIPOLI Berlin, April 28, by Wireless to Swyvi'lle—lncluded in the news given out to-day by the Overseas News Agency is the following " Turkish troops have repulsed fgur landing de tachments of the allies on the Galli poli peninsula. Mohammedan French troops landing with the French divi sion deserted, to the Turks." THE CARPATHIAN BATTLE HAS NO SIGNS OF ABATING Petrograd, April 28, Via London, 1.4S P. 'M.—The battle of the Russian and Auatro-German armies in the 'vicin ity of Stry, in the Carpathian moun tains, has entered its fifth day with no signs of diminishing and with tlie out come still undecided. Fighting is progressing in the nnr- I row mountain defiles ami there is little opportunity for the carrying out of maneuvers. The exceedingly strong Austro-Ger man force, according to the meagre re ports received here, is daiily receiving | reinforcements. A GREAT GERMAN-ITALIAN ALLIANCE, HIS PREDICTION Turin, Italy, April 28.—Count Ap ponvi, leader of the Opposition in Hun wary, is quoted in an interview in the "Stamps'' as declaring that the war I must lead to the reconstruction of a powerful German-Italian alliance, capable of enforcing peace by force and also the freedom of the seas. To attain this object the count is reported to have declared it is neces sary to avoid resentment between the countries which would be involved. He therefore urges Italy not to be tempted by what seems to be a favorably op portunity to pusli her pretensions un reasonably. Count Apponvi expresses the hope that there would be no break in the relations between Austria and Italy, for "if Austria is crushed a Russian victory would constitute a Muscovite danger to-day and to-mor row. LATE WAR MS SUMMARY Unofficial announcement is made at Berlin that the French armored cruiser Leon Gambetta, of 12.4(H) tons dis placement, has been torpedoed by an Austrian submarine. The Berlin News Agency which made the announcement says that part of the crew of between 700 and Hoo men were saved. No ad ditional details are given, but it is | probable that an attack, if made, oc ' curred in the Adriatic, within striking distance of the Austrian naval basis. A new German attack on a large scale has been inaugurated in Russian Poland, marking the resumption of ac tive war after a long lull. The official Berlin statement of to-day says the Ger- Continued on Ninth Page. T. J. EDGE JiFT $30,000 Will Filed Here To-day Bequeaths Es tate to Members of Former State Official's Family Under the will of Thomas J. Edge, late of this city, and formerly State Secretary of Agriculture, which was probated this afternoon by Register of "\Vills Roy C. Danner, practically all of the $30,000 estate goes to rela tives. To the widow is given $5,000 outright. The remainder of the estate, with the exception of some clothing, jewelry and 'household furniture, is to be de posited with the Provident Life and Trust Company, the executor, and the interest lis to be paid in equal shares to the witlow and the daughters, Miss Edith Edge and Mrs. «a<He M. Edire Haviland. The wife and daughters are privi leged also to obtain yearly amounts, the money to be taken from tho principal sum and the allowances not to exceed SSOO at a time. The total amounts of these allowances must not exceed $2,000. The deposits are to be made to the separate accounts of the wife and daughters, as soon as possible. To a nephew, W*alter 8. Edge, a "grandfather'B clock" which is stand ing at the liead of the stairs in the houso at 707 North Sixth street; a nieee, Miss Jeannette, is to receive a Hewes-Gilpin sofa; a nephew, Thomas J. Edge, gets a and chain; Fred Edge, also a nephew, is to receive all "my clothing," and "my true friend," Oliver D. Shock, is to get Mr. Edge 'a book case, books and typewriter and such pictures as are not desired by the widow. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT. BELGIANS IN NEW ATTACK ON GERMANS French. Aided by For mer's Artillery, Have Taken Lizerne and Several Trenches COUNT 100 DEAD ON BATTLEFIELD -» The Booty Comprises Six Quick-firing Guns and Two Hundred Prisoners —The Attack of the Allied Forces Still Continues London, April 28, 12.20 P. M.—A® official announcement has (been given out from the Belgian army headquar ters on the continent which reads: "The situation on April 27 at 6 p. m. showed that the German artillery was evidencing little activity on the front held by the Belgian army. "The French aided by the Belgian aptillery and infantry have taken Liz erne and several German trenches in the direction of Het Sas. More than 100 dead were counted on the battle field. The booty comprises six quick firing guns and 200 prisoners. The at tack continues." GERMAN DESTGNTS TO TURN LEFT OF BRITISH AT YPRES London, April 28.—The German de sign is to turn the left of the British position at Vpres and drive tho allies out of Belgium, according to the "Times" correspondent in the north of France. He says that while the bat | tie still is raging furiously the German i advance has been definitely checked, a | deep laid plan to force a passage of the I Vser canal has failed, and the allies again are firmly established on the east j ern side of the canal. Large reinforcements have been brought up and the new line has been I strengthened and consolidated. The correspondent declares there are signs that the German offensive already is weakening. BRITISH FAHJ ATTEMPTS TO RECONQUER FLANDERS Berlin, April 28, by Wireless to Sav !. ville.—German military headquarters to-day gave out an official report on the progress of hostilities, which reads: "The British attempts to reconquer lost ground in Flanders all failed. In the Champagne, north of Le Mosnil, German troo|>s stormed t'he extended i French entrenchments. French attacks in the forest of LePretre have boon re pulsed. "Against Hartmas-Wqilerkopf, which the Germans hold, there have been new French attacks. To the northeast and east of Suwalki, in Russian Poland, Ger man forces have conquered Russian |»o --sitions along a front of twenty kilo metres (12 miles)." Big German Fleet In North Sea London, April 28, 2.20 P. IM.—Cap tain Scott, commanding a Norwegian steamer chartered by the Belgian relief commission, reports the presence in th» Nortih sea of a German fleet numbering no less than 68 vessels all told. WALL ST BEET CLOSING By Associated Press. New York, April 28.—Heavy In the last hour made only a temporary impression, prices rebounding sharply. The closing was strong. War special ties and local utilities comprised the bulk of to-day's operations, with gains of 3 to 10 points.