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FAIB TO-KIOHT ' - AND TO-MOEBOW fj OtttlM Heport. Pas* • \ d"c a^"™ d vol. 77—NO. 126. FORESTER WOULD SPEND SIOO,OOO TO $160,000 DDT HASN'T DOT A CENT City Commissioners, Who Failed to Make Budget Provision Except for Mueller's Salary, Are Con fronted With Prob lem of Meeting Big Expenses if New Bu reau Is to do Any thing $2,000 ASKED FOR WOULDNTGOFAR Forester Declares That Amount of Money Would Only be Enough to Clear Up a Small Part of Front Street Park —He Wants to Remove 20,000 Destructive Poplar Trees to Do Which Would Eat up An Amount Equal to the Entire $ 100,000 Park Loan If, as recommended by City Forester Harry J. Mueller, the City Commission ers decide to remove the 20,000 or more North Carolina poplar trees—also known as seven-mile rooters-—from this, Father IHarris' town, statisticians estimated to-day, it would only cost somewhere between SIOO,OOO and $160,000. These expert mathematic ians expressed the opinion that the work might be done for the whole amount of the park loan, SIOO,OOO, ap proved by the voters in 1913. The proposition of removing the pop lars, along with other forestry matters, has been submitted to the City Com missioners and next week they will be asked to pass an ordinance giving the Forester an appropriation to carry out a his work during the 1915 seasou. If it is decided to remove all poplar trees, the Commissioners will have to give Mr. Mueller as much as SIOO,OOO. However, some of the Commissioners, when asked about it, squinted, squirmed, blinked and then smiled. Then they passed along th.? "tip" that "we will not do anything like that." It is intimated, however, that the Forester may got a part if not all of his first requisition of $2,000 for other work he believes to be necessary. How Far SSOO Went The members of the City Commission all are familiar with the fact that the Forester began his knife and ax work in Front street park, some five or six weeks ago. with a force of eight men. This already has cost the City ssoo— SSOO more than had been an ticipated. As one student of the for estry situation remarked to-day: "The City fathers seem to have lost sight of the fact that a City Forester can do nothing unless some funds are put at his disposal." Some of the Commissioners have sud denly awakened to the fact that the Continued on Seventh I'aite, BAND CONCERT MONEY' FOUND $114.01 Still Remaining in Similar Fund From Former Years The Harrisburg Band Concert Asso ciation will get unexpected help in its campaign to raise funds for summer • band concerts in the city if persons who formerly financed band concerts will co-operato with the present asso ciation and turn over a surplus fund of $114.04 which is on deposit in a lo cal bank for band concerts. This amount will almost pay for an afternoon and evening concert. The association will take action at its next meeting and make application to the men whd had charge of the fund in former years for a transfer of the • funds. NEWSBOYS WILL ORGANIZE Invited to Meet at 8 O'clock To-night to Form a Social Club With a view to forming a newsboys organization, newsboys and carriers of this city have been invited to attend a meeting to be held at the Harrisburg •News Agency, 108 Chestnut street, this evening, at 8 o'clock. The organization will be of a social t nature. It is believed the boys will open a club room in the central section of the city where they can meet and have a good, social time. TheTe are about 250 boys of the city eligible to membership. • • - 1 . - v v :T ' w<r >■: Slk Slav 4£SB&s Stikpenktil ONE PROPERTY OWNER A 1 'HARDSCRABBLE' BEARING Viewers Announce That Next Friday Will Be the Last Day on Which Owners of Properties to Be Razed May Submit Their Claims Only one owner of property in " Hardserabble " submitted himself this morning for examination before the iboard of viewers who will deter mine damages and benefits incident to the razing of that section of the city for the "opening'' of Front street be tween Herr and Calder streets. Those who have not yet been heard by the viewers will have only one more op portunity to express their opinions as to the values of their homes. This will be at a meeting to be held by the viewers next. Friday, at 10 a. m. Following that, the viewers decid ed to-day, they will take up the ques tion of benefits, if any, resulting to the property owners on the east side of the street, through the proposed im provements. The viewers also will hear those owning property on the east side who may want to testify and then will conduct hearings at which the city may present its side of the case deal ing with present property values, damages to be sustained and benefits that mav accrue. J. H. Cook was the property owner who testified this morning. He esti mated the value of his property at $4,200. Arguments dealing with pro cedure and methods to be followed bythe viewers in determining the dam ages and benefits were presented brief ly to the viewers by Casper Dull, rep resenting J. H. Kurzenknaibe, and by City Solicitor Seitz. The viewers expressed displeasure because so few of the property owners are taking an active part in the hear ings and apparently "neglecting their own interests." In those case where property owners have retained attor neys, the lawyers were urged to have their clients at the hearing' next Fri day and to be prepared to close the hearings io so far as the west or river side property owners are concerned. The forty-two houses that consti tute the " Hardserabhle " section that is to he raz<M, are owned by twenty eight individuals of whom fewer than a dozen have testified before the view ers. GERMAN WARSHIPS SEEN OFF BELGIAN COAST, IS REPORT Fans, April 30, Via London, 2.10 P. M.—German warships have been seen off the Belgian coast, according to an official statement given out in Paris to-day. Large shells to the number of nine teen have fallen on Dunkirk. have been several dispatches in the past week indicating that Ger man warships were at large in the North sea, evidently having evaded the British men-of-war which for many months have ben doing patrol duty In front of the German naval bases on the eastern side of the North sea. The latest report along this line was brought in by Captain Scott, of a Swed ish steamer, who declared that he had seen in the North SOP. German fleet numbering no less than sixty-eight ves sels of all classes, from battleships to torpedo boats. The Scott dispatch did not say where or when the ships had been sighted, but the inference was that the incident had occurred wdbhin a week. Dunkirk is on the northern coast of, France, within a few miles of the Bel gian frontier. It is at the northern en trance of the English channel and is to the east of Dover and to the west of Ostend. GRAPHAPHONE HEAD DIES Newspaperman Was Pioneer in Devel oping Talking Machine New York, April 30. —Edward L. Easton, president of the Columbia Giaphaphone Company and a pioneer in the development of the talking machine, died to-day at his home in Areola, N. J., of a complication of diseases. When the talking machine was in the early stages of its development Mr. Easton gave up his profession of law and organized the Columbia Phonograph Company. Four years later, in 1893, w'hen it was consolidated with the American Graphaphone Company, he became president of the consolidation, known as the Columbia Graphaphone Company, which position he occupied until his death. Mr. Easton was for merly a newspaperman. MISSING WOMAN'S BODY FOUND Mrs. Lulu Hopkins Committed Suicide by Hanging at Trout Bun Williamsport, Pa., April 30.—The body of Mrs. Lulu Hopkins, 34, who had been missing since April 21, was found to-day hanging from a rafter on the second story of an out-building near her home near Trout Ruu. A search had been made for her over the countryside and on the mountains for days. 11l health was the cause of her act. HARRTSBURG, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 30, 1915—16 PAGES. SCENE ON BOARD DECK OF BRITISH WARSHIP OFF THE DARDANELLES . ,' «> - j WS&ws&iaßU On the left hand side of the picture can be seen a party of marines who are in readiness to act as a covering party to the demolition party of men, who can be seen drawn up on the right, wearing their white cap covers .md carrying (he various implements necessary for their work. KILLS Li HATES FOR THE CLERGY Governor, Himself a Preacher, Calls the Plan "Undue Dis crimination" RUNS COUNTER TO CONSTITUTION He Also Vetoes the Bill Setting Aside Fart of Liquor License Receipts For Police Pension Funds in the Larger Cities of the State Among four bills vetoed by Gov ernor Brumbaugh to-day was that authorizing railroad and other trans portation companies to give reduced rate* of transportation to clergymen. In vetoing the bill the Governor, who himself has often occupied the pulpit, issut*! the following: "These ministers merit at the hands of the people and of the Common wealth the highest consideration, but they must, like all other citizens, con form to constitutional and statutory provisions. They have no legal status other than that of citizens, however high they should be esteemed by all persons for their unselfish and holy services. "Section 2, Article 17, of the con stitution clearly intends to prohibit I absolutely any undue or unreasonable discrimination between individuals. No special concessions to any one are permissible. The act of May 31, 1907, indicates clearly that this permission is mandatory by making it a misde meanor even to attempt its violation. "However, the Supreme Court has specifically held this class of people does not fall within the category ot' items in which reasonable discrimina tion is permissible. The mandatory Continued on Ninth Puge. MOTOR CLUB TO BUILD ROADS 450 Members Urged to Turn Out In Overalls on May ae Every member of the Motor Club of Harrisburg—there are 450 of them —will be unged to get into overalls or working clothes oil Wednesday, May 2'6, which has been proclaimed "Good Roads Day" in the State, and lend every effort he can in helping push along the road improvements in this section of the State. The club has secured permission from the State Highway Department to concentrate most of its efforts on sections of the direct road from Har risburg to Gettysburg in Cumberland county. Road drags have been provid ed for and the great, force of motor ists will drag the roads, dig gutters ami do any work that the loaders tell them to do. In addition delegations from the club will be designated to lead the movement for the repair of Dauphin county roads and these spots are now being picked out so that they can be assigned early in May. TIRES DELAY ROPE STEAMER Luther Kearns to Drive New Automo bile Apparatus The Hope steamer, which is in the factory of the Front Drive Motor Com pany in Hoboken being equipped with a motor tractor, is being held up on account of the delivery of a set of rub ber tires for the steamer. The exact time of its delivery in Harrisburg is not kuown. The company will send a representa tive to Harrisburg with the steamer to instruct the Hope driver in han-~ dliug the machine. Luther Kearns, the present driver of the Hope steamer, will be given the post as chauffeur, it is exuected. RAILROADSSAY NEW ORDER WILL NOT LAY MEN OFF Declare It Is an Erroneous Idea That Clerks Will Lose Their Jobs Through System of Dispatching Freight to Be Effective To-morrow The belief that the "continuous home route" system of dispatching freight, which becomes effective to morrow on the Pennsylvania and Phil adelphia and Reading railroads, :is well as many other roads west of the Mis sissippi river, would make it necessary to furlough a number of car checking clerks, was declared by railroad of ficials here to-day to be incorrect. They said no men will loee their jol»s as a result of the change. The new system has been adopted by many of the large railroads in the eastern and western territories this side of the Mississippi river, as well as by small roads and branches coming in contact wit h. I bum. I nder the new system when a car leaves one rond a "continuous home route" card will be attached to it, which will accompany the car until its Continued nn Thirteenth Pane. MASSACRE OF CHRISTIANS IN ARMENIA IN PROGRESS Julfa, Transcaucasia. April i.'9, via Petrograd and London, April 30,- 4.05 P. M. —A renewal of the recent massa cres of Christians in Armenia is now in progress in the whole district of Lake Van. (J. A. R. MEMORIAL DAY PLANS E. B. Hoffman Chosen Chief Marshal for the Parade E. B. Hoffman, commander of Post No. aB, G. A. R., was elected chief mar shal of the Memorial Day parade, to be held May 31, by the committee on arrangements last night. Tho commit tee also decided to hold the Memorial Day services in the Derry Street United Brethren church, the sermon to be preached by the pastor, the Rev. J. A. Lyter. The services will be attended by the veterans from the three posts of the city, together with the Sons of Vetor ans, Spanish-American War Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Service, who will meet at the hall of Post 58 and proceed to the church in a body. In making their reports it was found through the sub-committees that there is not enough markers on hand to sup ply the grave of each deceased veteran. Following this a committee, consisting of Thomas Numbers, Charles Beaver and dames Auter, was named to go be fore the County Commissioners and ask for more markers. J. George Becht, secretary of the' State Board of Education, was chosen to deliver tho address at the Harrisburg cemetery. VETERANS TO HOLD REUNION 127 th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volun teers, to Meet at Country Club Upwards of ono hundred members of the 127 th regiment, Pennsylvania vol unteers, will attend the twenty-seventh annual reunion of the regiment at the Harrisburg Country Club next Monday afternoon. The regiment includes members from all over the United States, but none outside of Pennsylvania will be in at tendance. They will meet in the rooms of Post No. 58, G. A. R., shortly before noon and will take a Rockville trolley car between 12 and 1 o'clock for the club. The .program "of the afternoon will include a dinner, to be followed by the regular business session. Logan McKee Out of Hospital Logan McKee, secretary of the Chamber of Commerc* of Pittsburgh, who was stricken with acute appen dicitis Wednesday afternoon after a hearing before a Senate Committee, was discharged from the Harrisburg hospital this afternoon. He left for his home at 2.45 o'clock. TRAGIC DEATH OF A WEALTH! 11 Found Dead in Ceme tery at Media With Bullet Wound in the Mouth SUICIDE THEORY GIVEN BY POLICE Hunter Brooke's Body Found on Lot In Which His Parents Are Buried— Was Member of Weil-Known Phil adelphia Family By Assaciatrrt Prrsn. Philadelphia, April 30.—The liody of Hunter Hrooke, .Jr., 47 years old, a wealthy resident of Garden City, L. 1., and a member of a prominent Philadel phia family, was found to-day in a cemetery at Media, Pa., near here, with a bullet wound in the mouth. The body was found on the lot in which Broqke's father and mother are buried. The police believe he shot, himself, but they know of no motive. Brooke was born in Media, and was graduated from Swarthmore College. About fifteen years ago he went to Garden City and made his home with his sister, -Mm. John Branden Austin. He came to Media yesterday from (far den City anil after eating dinner with his aunt, went out to the cemetery. The aunt refuses to say anything whatever concerning the matter. Brooke married Miss Kli&abeth Ball, of Philadelphia, last June. MURDERER WIVES HIMSELF UP Haunted by Memory of His Crime Com mitted 13 Years Ago By Associated Press, Pittsburgh, April 30. —Haunted by the memory of his crime for 13 years, during which time he wandered over much of the world, Antonio Rizzo ap proached District Attorney R. H. Jack son in the corridor of the Court House yesterday and confessed that ho had killed Mikelango Disano in Sharpsburg, Pa., in Rizzo said that after *he murder he went to England and later to South America. He returned to the United States in 1906 and located in New Ha ven, Conn., where he has been ever since. His conscience troubled him, however, and he decided to come to Pittsburgh and givo himself up. Riz zo, whose bail was fixed at SIO,OOO, claimed he acted in self-defense. TEMPERATURE DUE FOR FALL Thunder Storms Gradually Lower Mer cury—Hail Here Yesterday The temperature which has been great ly in excess of normal since the begin ning of t>he week is slowly getting back to normal and a further drop an tem perature js expected to-night. The hvg-h 'temperature has been tempered gradu ally by thundred storms. Yesterday's storm was accompanied by hail and heavy rain which totaled .36 of an inch in a few minutes. The storm now central over the plain States has increased in intensity and is causing big drops in temperature, and in some places dn the north snow has fallen. The weather will continue fair 'bo-night and to-morrow. 4,000 GERMANS REPORTED ANNIHILATED BY BELGIANS Havre, April 30, 4.30 A. M.—The virtual annihilation of 4,000 Germans who crossed the Yperlee over a bridge near Stoenstraate is described by the newspaper "Vingtienie Siecle." Bel gian heavy artillery destroyed t>he bridge while field artillery showered them, with shrapnel. Many tied handkerchiefs to their bayonets and raised them in sign of surrender, but immediately their quick firers, the newspaper says, opened fire and mowed them down. Many sur vivors were made prisoners by the Bel gians. 20 KILLED.4S WOUNDED. BY SHELLS THROWNON DUNKIRK Paris, April 30, 2.30 P. M.—The French War Office this afternoon gave out a report on tho progress of hostili ties, reading as follows: '' We made progress yesterday to the north of Ypres, in the region of Stoen straate. The city of Rheima received 500 s>hells, of which many were of a [ incendiary nature. These missiles start ed several fires, but it was found pos sible to circumscribe them and to put them out quickly. "In the Champagne district the enemy shelled one of our ambulances, wounding a doctor. "German warships have been report ed at large off the coast of Belgium. "Dunkirk yesterday received nine teen sfhells of large calibre. Twenty persons were killed and forty-dve wounded. Some houses were de stroyed. '' BRITISH STEAMER MOBILE SUNK BYCERMAN SUBMARINE London, April 30', 2.40 P. M. —The British steamship which was reported last night to have been sunk by a German submarine off the Isle of Lewis, North Scotland, was identified to-day as the British steamer Mobile, carrying a cargo of coal. The Mobile's crew of 23 men were landed to-day. The officers said that tho sinking of the- Mobile occurred on Wednesday. The crew wa-s given ten minutes to take to the boats. They drifted about for nine hours, before they reached land. Germans in a New Offensive I'etiograd, April 30, Via London, 3.50 P. M. —A general German offen sive movement once more is under way along the entire Prussian border, from Tilsit to the Vistula river. The German advance this time evidently is aimed at the Baltic provinces which are rich tn cropn and other food supplies. LATE WAR "NEWS SUMMARY A decisive victory over the allied forces in the Dardanelles region is an nounced by the Turkish war office in an official report from Constantinople to day. This statement, which is in direct conflict with advices from London and Paris, says that all the troops which landed on the Asiatic and European sides of the straits, with the exception of the forces at Gaba Tepe, near the tip of Gallipoli peninsula, have been driven away, and that several warships and transports of the allies have been damaged. Advices from French and British sources give the impression, however, that the landing forces are making marked progress. From these dis patches it would appear that the Brit ish have established two lines across the Gallipoli peninsula, which if main tained would cut off the Turkish forcee from Constantinople. An unofficial re port from Athens to Paris states that Continued on Ninth Page. POSTSCRIPT ! i PRICE, ONE CENT. TURKTOWNS INVADE? BY THE ALLIES French and British in Battles With the Sul tan's Forces in the Dardanelles 13.000 OF LATTER TAKEN PRISONERS Allied Troops Reported to Have Oc cupied the Town of Gallipoli After Heavy Fighting Warships In Bombardment in Gulf of Smyrna By Associated Press. London, April 30, 4.20 A. M.—"lt is reported from Myteline," says the "Exchange Telegraph's" Athens cor respondent under date of Thursday, "that the French on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles, where there have been sanguinary battles at various points, have captured 6,000 Turks and continue their advance successfully." London, April 30, 4.06 A. M.—The following dispatch has been received iby the "Express," from its Athens correspondent "I learn from Tenedos that the al lies occupied the town of Gallipoli aft er heavy fighting. Allied forces dis embarked at Enos advanced nearly 20 miles and occupied several villages. "Three British warships bombard ed Turkish warships in the Gulf of Smyrna and it is stated that allied troops also landed in the neighbor hood of Smyrna. "Five points on the Vne between Enos and Saros were selected by the allies for the disembarkation of troops. Another force was landed on the plains of Troy led to the capture of 8,000 prisoners. Turkish troops con tinue to arrive." Paris, April 30, 4.20 P. M.—A dis patch from Athens to the Havas Agency says the city of Gallipoli, on the Eu ropean side of the Dardanelles, near the entrance to the Sea of Marmora, has been.captured by the allies. It is also said that the Turkish fort at Nagara. on the Asiatic side of the straits, has been bombarded heavily. Details of Terrific Fighting London, April 30, 2.4 8 A. M.—A Myteline dispatch to the "Times," dated Thursday, says "From creditable informants who have just arrived from Tenedos and Continued on Twelfth I'age. ALLIES' LANDED FORCES ARE DRIVEN AWfIVSAY TURKS Constantinople, April 30, via Lon don, 1 I*. M. —An official statement is sued here to-day s:ivs the allied force* which landed on the Asiatic side of tho Dardanelles, have been entirely clear ed away; that a large part of the troops which invaded Gallipoli pen insula has been driven off, and that warships and t-roo|>s of the allies have been damaged. Tho statement is as follows: "No enemy's forces remain on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles. Hos tile forces at Gaba Tepe (west of the Gallipoli peninsula, near the Tip) are obstinately maintaining thoir positions, under the protection ,»f shi|*<. From tho other parts of Galli poli the enemy has been driven off. We have damaged several warships and transports." TRAWLER SUNK BY GERMANS IN NORTH SEA; CREW SAVED l>ondon, April 30, 2.11 I'. M.—The trawler Lily Dale has been sunk by a German submarine in the North sea, seventy-five miles off the mouth of the river Tyne. A patrol boat picked up the crew ot the trawler and then went in chase oi the submarine. The submarine, how ever, made its escape. WALL STREET CLOSING New York, April 30.—The move ment was more conflicting in the final hour, some specialties adding to early gains, while former leaders showed in creasing heaviness. The closing wag ir regular. War stocks were very active and strong to-day, hut standard issues yielded to selling prossure.