Altoona Mirror, September 10, 1915, Page 2

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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - September 10, 1915, Altoona, Pennsylvania REGULAR EDITION THE MIRROR’S CIRCULATION yesterday was 18)902 Altoona SlRtrtor AVERAGE DAILY PAID CIRCULA-TION DURING AUGUST, 18,371 ESTABLISHED JUNE 13, 1874.ALTOONA, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER IO, 1915. TWENTY PAGES—140 COLUMNS. TO FORCE PAVING Commissioner Rooney’s Project for Twenty-Second Street Improvement Fails of Second at Council Meeting. OTHER PAVING PROJECTS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED Long Drawn Out Controversy Over Street Opening Settled by City Agreeing to Pay S. March $200. City council, at a special adjourned meeting held at IO o’clock this morning, refused to take any action at all on the ordinance providing for the paving of twenty-seventh street, between North Ninth and Maple avenues, owing to a protest against the pav ing made by the property owners along the, street. The ordinance, providing for the paving of the street, was introduced by Commissioner Frank Roono some time ago and. following a number of protests by the owners, who appeared at one j council meeting and said they were unwilling to pave now on account of the bani times, final action was postponed from time to time. The ordinance came up for final action this morning aud Mr. Rooney moved for , its final passage, making a statement in which he stated that there had not been one street puving project brought up in the past two years for a thoroughfare along which the property owners were as well fixed financially as along this street. He made a vigorous plea for the passage of the ordinance, claiming the Twenty-seventh street property owners could a fiord the cost if Anyone in the city could, hut none of the other commissioners was willing to second the motion sud the ordinance died for lack of a vote being taken on it. Other Paving Authorized. After turning down the ordinance for the Twenty-seventh street paving, the commissioners unanimously approved finally ordinances for the paving of the following thoroughfares, none of the property owners having put up a very vigorous fight against tile ordinances: Ninth avenue, between Fourteenth and Seventeenth streets; second avenue, between Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets; Fourteenth street, between Seventeenth and Twentieth avenues. These ordinance# all passed unanimously and work* is expected to sturt on the actual paving early enough to complete all three jobs before cold weather. Council received a petition from a number of Fifth, ward residents, asking for the return, by tile city, of money they paid for a sewer in Eighteenth street, from I wcntieth avenue to the city line. When the sewer was laid, It was thought that only tile properties on the northeast side of the street could drain into it, and the owners on that side were assessed for the entire sewer. bater it was found that tile owners on the southwest side could use the sewer and they were given taps. Now the owners who (laid the total cost ask a rebate of the amount covering tile frontage of tin* owners on the lower side of the street, amounting to about £10 for each twenty-five feet front. The petition was filed and referred to Commissioner Rooney, who will prepare a resolution authorizing the rebate to which tile owners are entitled, to he presented at tile next meeting. Petition for Paving. Commissioner bouncy introduced an ordinance providing for the paving, with brick, of Fourth avenue, between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets, tin* paving having been petitioned for by the property ow tiers. A long drawn out controversy was finally settled at the meeting, when a resolution was unanimously adopted, authorizing the city solicitor to confess judgment iii favor of Samuel March for the sum of £200. Over two years ago, in order to straighten Twenty-second street, on the north side of Beale avenue, the city took over a small portion of land from a property there owned by Mr. March. - Ever since that time, the city has been endeavoring to come to an agreement with Mr. March over the amount of the damage done him. Innumerable conferences have lawn held and many different plans of settlement have been proposed. However, no agreiunt could ever be made until a few days ago, win n Mr. March agreed to settle for £200. The action this morning authorizes the confession of judgment in his favor for that amount, ending the controversy for all time. WEATHER FORECAST. WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. IO.— Eastern Pennsylvania- Fair tonight and probably Saturday; not quite so warm tonight; light variable winds. Western Pennsylvania—Part eloudy tonight and Saturday; probably showers Saturday. BE SURE TO REGISTER TOMORROW; FINAL DAY Register tomorrow. It is your last chance. Take your county tax receipt with you. Tomorrow is the last of the three registration days in cities of the Third class. The state laws stipulate that if you do not register on one of the three days, you cannot vote at cither the primaries or the general election. The registrars w’ill sit at the polling places between ii and I o’clock iii the forenoon, between 2 and 6 o’clock in the afternoon and between 7 and IO o’clock in the evening. If possible, go to the registration place early in the day, as many voters have not yet registered and the polling places are likely to be crowded in the evening. You must present a tax receipt showing that you paid county taxes within two years. Electors who refuse to state their party affiliations may vote the nonpartisan ticket for mayor, councilman and controller, but will be denied the right to vote for the nomination of arty candidates for county uftlces. There are important offices to be filled at the coming election and you should have something to say about who is to be chosen, so once again, - Be sure to register. LOCAL INSTITUTE ENDS IMPORTANT SESSIONS TODAY Educational Value of History and Literature Is Discussed In Eloquent Manner by Or. Edward Howard Griggs. DR. J. C. BECHT URGES PRIDE IN PENNSYLVANIA Teachers Adopt Resolutions. Superintendent H. H. Baish Gives Brief Talk and Assigns Teachers to Schools. TO THEMES Eight Hour Day, 20 Per Cent Advance In Wages and Recognition of Union Asked by Scale Committee. TWO-YEAR AGREEMENT EMBODIED IN SCHEDULE Modification of Present Methods of Settling Colliery Disputes and Better Working Conditions Urged. FORD TURTLES, BUT IT ST1LLG0ES ON Top Covering Torn Off, Radiator Mashed In and Occupants Thrown Out When Car Overturns. It wan night; it was a dark nigiit; it was also last night, at 8.30. Along tile road near Point View a trusty Ford motor truck was Ionizing merrily along. Gayly enjoying the ride were a carefree hunch of anglers anxious to test their skill today in the waters of the Juniata river. The night was fine, the roads were fine and the heart's of the fishermen bint high with joy unadulterated. 111 * * 11 quite suddenly the electric lighting system on the truck quit business. A curtain of nice inky darkness enveloped the Ford and the fisherman like an Arabian rug made in Paterson, N. J. The driver of the Ford was a good driver. ll«‘ took no chanceg aud eut down the juice and tried to imagine that lie was a cat. Hut lie had no chance. He was like a blind man. Iii front of him there Maidenly loomed a telephone pole. It was a substantial pole, too, and fat and forbidding. To escape this menace the driver gave his wheel a turn. It turned willingly and then the Ford truck, like a kitten, bucked, turned playfully on its side, rolled over an embankment and hopped, skipped and jumped into a nice ditch. Tile top of tin* Ford was demolished. Rut that was affright. The radiator was badly dented ami it bulged aud was very sick. Rut a good Ford does not worry about a little thing like that. Aud then, of course, the lighting system was completely hors du combat. Rut what mattered that? Behind the Ford there came a "bug.” I A Ford "bug,” too. Walter McCleary ( of flu* Vulcan Supply company on j Green avenue was the driver. "What have we here?” lie cried. "Help,” chorused the anglers. Ko Walter, who was in truth another augicr, helped to put the Ford on its I feet and then began first aul treat- ! meat that should win a prize at a convention. W’alter punched the radiator j in the ribs, mixed a little chop or chalk or something like that aud poured it iii some wheres and after carefully feel- j ing the pulse of the engine, he cranked and lo, the Ford buzzed humanly, albeit a bit wheezingly, and was ready for the J gay and festive highway. Tile party included Mr. Mays. Thomas j aud Dennis linier, butchers at South I Altoona, aud the latter’s son, Roy, aged IM. Fortunately none of the party sos- j tamed any serious injuries. Thomas linier received a slight bruise of the right cheek while Mr. Mays suffered a severe sprain of the middle finger of the right hand. The twenty-eighth annual institute. by far the most successful and beneficial in the history of the Altoona school district, closed at the High school shortly before noon today. Two eloquent addresses, together with the assignment of teachers, for the coming term and the submission and adoption of resolutions, lctttured the final session. De*, otional exercises in charge of Rev. Dr. Marion J. Kline, pastor of the First Lutheran church, opened this morning’s session at 9 o’clock. The first speaker was Dr. Edward Howard Griggs of New York, whose talks during the past week have been highly instructive to those who on Monday morning assume their places in the various schools. Dr. Griggs took for his subject, "The Educational Value of History and Literature.” In the opening of his final address, he cited the reasons for the study of these two very important subjects, History, he urged, should not merely be the study of dates and of wars, but of their influences and the influences of the lives of the great men who participated in these wars. Our histories fail in-Ugh* they talk too much war and dates, and not enough result and influence, declared the speaker. Our histories too fail to teach tile most important civic problems concerning our country and fa ii to show how the lives of such men as Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and all the rest have influenced conditions in our country today. Our Literature Important. American literature, too, is partly at fault, continued the speaker. Instead of dealing so much with the lives of foreign inaners and telling so much about interesting places abroad, more space should be given to the lives our own great countrymen and the interesting places abroad and more people will see America first and benefit by the lessons of our own great men and women. America has plenty of big men and women to study from arid thousands of grander places than Europe can lamst of for the American authors to devote to writings concerning our own peoples and lunds. Dr. J. (’. Recht of the state department of education at Harrisburg was the next speaker. At the request of Superintendent H. ll. Raish lie spoke on "A Rage iii Pennsylvania’a History.” He began his excellent address by declaring that we Pennsylvanians fail to realize the greatness of our state and I the importance of the deeds committed [ by Pennsylvanian* of long ago. Reason for this, he alated, was due to the fact that we have so many different peoples ami so many different creeds iii the state. From the time Pennsylvania wa* mad^ a state, she ha* established herself a* one of the greatest, if not the greatest, state iii the I’nion, but we residents of tile state fail to realize this fact. For instance, in the matter of religion, ; Pennsylvania is seldom thought of as the state of religious freedom, this title generally being eoticceded to Massaehu-I setts, which, in reality is not the state I of religious freedom. One reason for Pennsylvania not l»eing given the prominence that she deserves is because our histories are not written i by Pennsylvanians. Even when some* By United Press. WILKES-BARRE. Sept. IO.—The scale committee of the tri-district convention of anthracite miners reported this morning, submitting ten separate demands to the delegates. An eight-hour day, 20 per cent advance in wages, recognition of the union, a modification of the present method of settling colliery disputes, a two-year agreement and general improvements of the working conditions represent the demands embodied in the draft od schedule. The report of tho scale commute is being taken up seriatum. the first de mand on the list being the two-year agreement. It was adopted, Scale Committee’s Report. The text of the scale committee’s re port was as follows: First— We demand that next contract be for a period of two years, commencing April I, 1010, and ending March 31, RHM, aud time- the making of individual agreement* and contracts iii tile minipg of coal shill be prohibited. * 'Second—We demand an iporcasc of 20 per cent on all wage rates now being paid iii the anthracite coal fields. Third—We demand an eight-hour work day for all day laborers employed in and around the mines, the present rates to be the basis upon which the advance above demands! shall apply, with time aud halftime for overtime and double time for Sundays and holidays. Fourth—We demand full and complete recognition of the United Mine Workers of America, districts Now. I, 7, and 9, anthracite. Speedy Grievance Adjustments. Fifth—We demand a more simplified, speedy and satisfactory method of adjusting grievances. Sixth We demand that no contract miner *liall be permitted to have more than one working place, Seventh We demand that the welling price of mining wupplies to miners lie fixed oil a more equitable aud uniform basis. Eighth We demand that wherever practicable all coal shall be weighed CCoptiniied on Page IU 37 KILLED IN RAID OPEN BREAK NEAR WITH AUSTRIA OVER DUMBA (Continued on page ll, second column) By United Presa. LONDON, Sept. IO.—Thirty seven person* were killed in the Zeppelin raids on London Tuesday and Wednesday night, it was officially announced this afternoon. Four persons, who were wounded in Tuesday night's raid, died last night and early today. Bodies of three persons recorded as “missing” follow ing Tuesday night'* raid, were found beneath deliria of wrecked buildings today. PRISONER ESCAPES. This MIRROR’S WEATHER REPORT. Kept.    9, 0 p. rn.—©clear,    temp.    83-    bay. Sept.    9, 12 p. iii.— clear,    temp.    70    abv. Sept.    IO, 0 a. in.—clear,    temp.    723    abv. Sept.    IO, 12 ai.—clear,    temp.    82J    abv. Italian Burglar, Convicted In County, Violates Parole, Aria De Santis, alias Ari De*anti»e, who was sentenced in this county on March 8, last to serve not less than one yeur and eight months in the western penitentiary at Rock view, after Iveing convicted of larceny, violated his parole last week and escaped. Despite the vigilant search conducted by the guards and police officers no trace of him haw been found. Following the usual custom IV Santis asked and was granted permission to go to ail outside toilet. When lie did not return within the allotted time givin him an investigation wa* started aud hi* escape discovered. De Santis is 20 years old and weighs about 13(1 pounds. His height is five feet, two inches. A reward of *50 has been offered for information leading to his arrest. BELATED HOT WAVE IS HERE AND CITY SUFFERS Summer weather is here ut lust. It's a trifle late aud is not meeting with as warm a welcome as is usually summer’s lot, but it’s here and the city is sweltering in a hot wave that ha* not been i-urpawwed this year. The temperatures have hovered between 78 anil 85 degrees for the pa*t week with no cool wave being predicted. The weather thus far during September is the most remarkable for this time of the year that for a number of years, according to the records kept by the Pennsylvania railroad in the teat laboratories. September temperatures usually range from 50 to 75 degrees, seldom rising to 85 degrees and remaining there for more than twenty-four hours. Compared with the weather during the early part of September, 1014, tin-present otolith is an exception, with the maximum temperatures averaging 20 degrees higher daily. yesterday the President Asks Recall of Dr Dumba. New Crisis In America’s Relations With Two Great Alliec Powers—Demand on Franz Josef for Ambassador’s Recall and Teutons’ Unsatisfactory Note Raise Storm. GERMANY INVOLVED IN THE DUMBA SITUATION Tha accompanying photograph of Dr. Dumba, the Austro-Hungarian ambassador, was taken ou the steps of the state department building after Dr. bren lit conf£r*mce with Secretary of State Lansing. The others iii tho picture arc newspaper men. ..Lis.1    ___auu1'!'.1 ""'Lii'j". '"J    —    'i"...... :......".—J.    1    .................. RAIDERS FLEW OVER RUSSIAN CENTER IS In Wednesday Night’s Raid on Czar Nicholas’ Troops Suffer London, Zeppelins Actually Passed Over or Near Buckingham Palace. Another Decisive Defeat at the Hands of Field Marshal Von Hindenburg. Open Rupture With Dual Monarchy and Retirement of Ambassador Penfield From Vienna Deemed Possible lf Austria Supports Scheme of Strike In Munitions Plants. By United Press. WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. IO.—A new crisis in America’s relations with two great allied powers, Austria and Germany, was reached today. The ixtles upon which the United States future in world politics hang were: First—The demand upon Austria for Ambassador Dumba’s recall. Second—Germany’s unsatisfactory and disappointing note on the Arabic incident. Officials admitted that the two disputes were linked. Germany is involved in the circumstances leading to the Dumba situation. Austria’s support of Germany in any diplomatic disagreement over the Arabic case is taken for I granted. An open break with Austria and retirement of Ambassador Penfield from Vienna was deemed possible if Austria supports Dumba’s scheme of a general Austro-Hungarian sub-American war supply , On Kept. 9, 1914, the highest tool-I (mature iii th** city wa* 05 degrees aud a low- of SU. The weather during the present mouth ha.- been corrQtpoadiugly warm when compared with the asms days lust year. At no time within the past five years ha- Kept* inlier allowed the same high temperature for so long a period a* during the present month. The low est high temperature for the pant week was 78 on Kept. 5. i Monday the thermometer raised to 81 degrees and has gradually soared higher leach day with 83 degrees Tuesday, 84 ! on Wednesday and 87 yesterday, w ith a temperature of 88 degrees today at I high noon. The lowest thermometer J reading for the mon til was 50 on Sept. | 3. September 22, 1914, showed a temperature of 90 degrees, the hottest day ; of the year. Accord lag to Druggist C, S. Taylor’s I thermometer, usually correct, there w as the maximum temperature in Altoona was | differenee of 30 07 d< greens, the highest of the present temperature this morning ami one year month, w’itli the lowest at 74, a change ago. Sept. IO, 1014. wa* notable for a of but 13 degrees.    *    heavy frost, w ith the mercury at 39. degrees between morning and one By United Ureas. NEW YORK, Sept. IO. The exclusive West End resilient in I distr iet of London iii all probability wa* one of the sections attacked in Wednesday night’* Zeppe- | lit! raid oil the British capital. The veil of British censorship wa* still drawn tightly today over the greatest air raid iii history, but an official statement from Berlin, passed by til** Hr it - ; ihli censor, said that the western portion of london was one of the regions raided. From this Berlin statement, it is not improbable that the great German dir-igiides, feeling their way through the darkness above London, actually pushed Bear, or even over Buckingham palac*, the residence of King George. Press dispatch***, pus****! by the British censor, threw some light oil the air attack on Loudon when read between tin* lilies. That it was iliad*’ early in the evening, probably sliortly after the theatres had been filled, was indicated bv the time ut which first cable dispatches were received here Wednesday night. Great crowd* Hocked into ta* street* aud anti air craft guns from all over London opened on tin* German air dreadnoughts. This much is indicated by warnings iii the British pre*-, cabled here, that in the future the people must take til*' raid* more seriously ami must avoid danger not olds from Zeppelin bombs, but from falling slndl* from anti-aircraft gun*. The Zeppelins evidently flew quit** low a* they paned over the Trafalgar square district, th*- newspapers speaking of tin* great "spectacle.” On previous raids on the east coast the dirigibles ha\c soared at such a height that their outlines were barely dialinguishablc. GERMAN NOTE DELIVERED. Ambassador Gerard Receives Second Message From Berlin Foreign Office. BY CARL W. ACKERMAN, Staff Correspondent. BERLIN’ (Via The Hague), Sept. IO-A messenger from the German foreign office delivered to Ambassador Gerard a second note oil the submarine question at 9 o’clock last night. The contents of th** note had not been given out at 11 a. iii. today. What the subject of this second communication may be was a mystery. It w as stated on good authority that it does not concern the sinking of the Hesperian. One report wa* that the second note is supplementary to th** note already sent to Washington, dealing with the Arabic CSM, Tile Arabi*- note wa* given to the Berlin newspapers for publication in the afternoon papers of today. The early editions containing th* text of the not* carried no editorial comment. BERLIN (Via London), Kept. IO. The Rusaiau center ha* suffered another crushing defeat. General von Hinden-burg’s troops have stormed the heights of Kiesko on tin* ZeelswHiik.i river. The Bavarian* have captured Olszanka. French trenches in the \ osges, near Hsrtmannsweilerkopf and Hchrat/.maen-md*' were stormed Mild raptured in a hot struggle, last night. ’I Ii** French lost heavily The official statement indicated a tem porarv luff in the fighting in the Argonne, where tin* crown prince yesterday was reported to have iliad** important gums. This afternoon's statement said that stubborn Russian attacks near Tarnopol have been repulsed. Field Marshal Mack* linen is approach ing the railway station of Brest-Litovsk, and making rapid progress on lioth sides of the railway lead'rg to I’iiok. West of SouchrK German troop* capture*! a French trench, bayonetting the I occupants. Russian Claims Denied. BEHLIN (Via The Hague). Sept. IO. — Russian claims of important victories in th** southeast on the assumption by the ; e/ar of leadership of the Slav armies, I were today officially declared to I** un true. “The csar is attempting to deceive hi* own people to suppress the growing feeling of revolt,” it was stated at the government offices. “The 'important victory’ before Tarnopol belongs in the same class with the recent Russian naval victory in the gulf of Riga.” The Slavs concentrated heavy force* near Tarnopol on I ue**lay, planning by heavy counter attack* to cheek th*' Au**-tro-German advance ami push back the Austro-Gerimm line*. The first smash*** lieut back th** Austro-German center, but the lost ground wa* recaptured early Wednesday. In Wednesday’s fighting the enemy’s wing from Tarnopol north to a point «*a*t of Brodv wa* pushed k- strikc of jects in plants. < jermany to admit re: can lives I* presumably fairs, though qualified offer - point-blank refusal ponsibility for Amen tia* DUMBA IN SECLUSION. Austrian Ambassador, Whose Recall Has Been Asked, Probably In New York. NEW YURK, Sept. IO. Dr. Constantin Dumba, the Austrian ambassador, whose recall has been asked, apparently was secluded at th** st. Regis hotel today, though it VVUS declared there that Im- had left lu*t night for his summer home at Lenox, Ma**. Word direct from the latter place wa* that the amba*'*-dor had not yet left th*1 hotel. A* th*' situation Stood, til*' w here about* of the one foreigner most talked OI in th*' I lilted States today were unknown, but evidence pointed to hi* being in room* at the hotel. t on the Arabic, and in other similar af-coupled with si to submit the matter of financial reparation to arbitration at The Hague was recognized as presenting a new obstacle in the way of settlement of the dispute concerning submarine warfare. Austria May Back Up Dumba. lf his government refuses to recall Dumba, this country will hand bim his passports. This was stated on high authority today. if the administration is forced to dismiss Dumba, it was regarded certain that American Ambassador Penfield, at Vienna, would likew ise receive hi* passport, ending diplomatic relations between the two countries. There wa* good ground for belief that the Austrian government will back up Dumba ami force a more serious inane than merely th** elimination of the envoy. The administration confidently hope*, j however, that \ icnna will comply with the request to recall Ambassador Dumbs . To this end, step* have been taken ! to secure for him a safe conduct from 1 tin- allies to hi* native country. Unless Austria wishes to provoke a I more serious dispute w ith the United Mate* than the mer** personality of its ambassador, it wa* conceded that Vienna I would direct his return home. Opinion today as to the likeliest upshot of the matter was that Austria will recall Dumba, but not immediately appoint hi* successor. This would leave the counselor of the Austrian embassy, I Baron Erich Zw iedinek, in charge. Prompt Action Is Expected. I Prompt action is expected from Vien-! na. The request for Dumba'* retirement is already in the Austrian foreign office * I hand*. Au answer within forty-eight hours, because of the probability that Austria will respond quickly to prevent a more grievous rupture, was looked for. Today the state department had passports prepared for Dr. Dumba, to be forwarded to him as soon as his government’s plan is known. Dumba will not visit the state department again. He is not expected to revisit Washington. The new* of the administration* request regarding Dinuba created a furor in diplomat ic circle*. The ponsibility was suggested that a similar issue would be rallied with Berlin, on account of the us*- bv one of the official* of the kaiser s embassy of th** services of til** American Corr*"*!annicut, James F. J. Archibald, a* a messenger for official document*. lf Austria nippon* Dumba by insist- (Continued on Page ll, Fourth Columm) ;

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