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   Warren Evening Times (Newspaper) - July 26, 1916, Warren, Pennsylvania                               Daily CIRCULATION TIMES SUBSTANTIAL WAttEBN. A. C. VERIFICATION VOL. SIXTEEN WARREN, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 1916. TWO CENTS RUSSIANS HAVE MADE ADVANCES Forces of Grand Duke Nicholas Have Penetrated Two Hundred Miles Into Turkish Territory BRITISH HAVE OCCUPIED VILLAGE OF POSIERES Seventy-two Hours of Savage Fighting; Great Turkish Stronghold of Erzingan Taken By Russians Petrograd, July Grand Duke Nicholas and his Russian Army have penetrated 200 miles into .Turkish territory and are still advancing rapidly. The progress of the Russians has completely demoralized the Turkish armies in the Caucasus and their German officers have tried in vain to stem the Turkish retreat which in places is almost a panic. The Russians in Volhyuia are pounding at the Austro-Germans. The Russians have thrown a ring part way around Brody and the fighting is in progress less than twelve miles from that city. Lull On Somme Front. Paris, July Another lull has settled down in the section of the Somme front held by the French, today's official -communique says. The great artillery battle in the Verdun continues. Officially Announced. Petrograd, July The war office has officially announced the capture of Erzingan. It was taken Tuesday. Turkish Stronghold Falls. London, July 26. The great Turkish stronghold of Erzingan in Armenia has been evacuated, according to a wireless from Tome today, which says: "Petrograd reports Turkish armies in general flight because of the exhaustion of ammunition. Erzingan evacuated." Occupy Pozieres. London, July 26. -After 72 hours oi savage fighting the British have succeeded in occupying all of the of Pozieres 6ti This news.is inltoday's BritiSbTofficial houses, which had, been turned into fortresses, ought: stubbornly "but -iiirere driven; out after the Australians had secured lodgment in the western part of the village. Pozieres is Six miles southwest" of Bapaume. Westward of Pozieres ter ritorial troops have captured two strong German trenches. The pris oners include five officers. Fierce Fighting in Progress. London, July 2 6. fighting is still going on between the British and Germans in the Somme region of France, the men in their endeavors to press forward to hold back attacks frequently engaging in hand to hand combats. The British are tenaciously holding .to the portions of the village of Pozieres. from which they drove the Germans and with their artillery fire have repulsed there an attempt by the German infantry to regain possession of the northeastern portion of the village. Calm has prevailed on the French section of the froat in the Somme region. In fact, except for a violent bombardment of La Laufee, northeast' of Verdun, Paris reports there has been no important action on the entire French front. The Russians continue to make progress against the Teutonic allies in the Volhynia district, driving them across the Stotevke river, capturing prisoners. Berlin admits the penetration by the Russians of part of General Von Linsingen's first line trenches in Volhynia. In the Carpathian district, triaas at several points attacked the Russian cavalry operating against them, but Petrograd says they were everywhere repulsed. The drive of the Turks in Armenia is still going on, and, .with the Russians on their heels, the Turks, fleeing. are abandoning, guns and munitions along the roads. The Russians have thrown their advanced guards to within ten miles of Erzengan in Central Armenia and the Turks there are declared unofficially to be preparing to withdraw from this fortified town to a new base at Sivas, thirty miles to the west. nl the Austro-Italian zone the Italians report the capture by their troops of Monte Cimone. in the Posina-Astico sector, a further advance in the Monte Chiesa region and the repulse of counter-attacks on trenches they had captured near Sasera and Zebio, on the Ago plateau. IATHERS WARNED NOT TO SWIM H CREEK AWYE NORTH WARREN Superintendent Mitchell of the Hospital Believes Stream Unfit for That Use To accurately, inform the public of the condition of the waters in the Conewango Dr. W. H. Mitchell, superintendent of the State Hospital, this morning ordered weekly analysis taken of creek water above the Hospital. He believes the results of the analysis will confirm his personal opinion that the creek is not fit to bathe and swim in. Rumors have been circulating among the colony of campers at North Warren for the last several days that analysis made under the direction of Dr. Mitchell have shown high percentages of colon baccili (typhoid germs) in the water. The stories, have alarmed many persons who have discontinued swimming in the creek. .Examination of the records at the hospital this morning showed that no samples of the water above the institution have been taken this summer. Regular analysis, however, are being made of the Hospital sewage and these show uniformly that while a high percentage of colon baccili exist in the raw sewage, the effluent, turned into the creek, is absolutely free of them. The last samplesof creek water above the sewer outlet, on the contrary, show the presence of the germs. "The creek is not a fit place to swim said Mitchell today. "Those who feel, however, they cannot stay out of it, should exercise care not to take any of the water into the mouth. It might not strike more than two or three in a hundred, but so long as colon baccili exists in the water, the danger is there. The f apt that no recent analysis have been made of the creek water makes little difference. The last time such analysis were made they existed. The creek has not materially changed since that time." Hundreds of persons are swimming in the Conewango between North Warren and the State line daily. So far as known 'only one person has this far been taken ill where the cause of the trouble has been traced directly to the water in the stream1. He is Clarence Peterson, who was employed in the kitchen at the State hospital. He was at first believed to have come dawn with an attack of typhoid. His illness has, however, been confined to the iutfeatinar germs in the teiiStrig creek where he often went swimming caused .it. TO BE CHARGED WITH MURDER Boston. July 26. Dr. Wilfred E. Harris, who was shot last Tuesday by Dr. Eldridge Atwood, died late yesterday. His wife was with him at the end. The police announced that the charge against Dr. Atwood would be changed from assault to first degree murder. FRANK COSMANO WATCHES BIG TARANTULA CRAWL DOWN ARM Spider In Banana Bunch Does No Harm; Is On Exhibition Today Frank Cosmano, 209 N. Carver, calmly watched a big tarantula from the tropics skid down his arm at the Pennsylvania freight station yesterday while his companions held. their breath, fearful to move lest the spider sting. When it hopped on to the floor it was caught by Joe GiuflTe with a stick, and today it is on display at the store of the Warren Fruit and Produce company on Pennsylvania avenue west. The tarantula came in a car of bananas the men were unloading. Cosmano was just about to pick up a bunch when a black object darted from the fruitMike Gotto, who was in the car, 4et out a yell and fell through the door. Cosmano remained remarkably cool, knowing that if he moved possible death awaited him. The spider lost no time in moving down his bare arm and once it was on the floor was pinned with a stick. It is a savage looking object and attracted much interest at the fruit store today. With its legs spread out it covers an ordinary saucer. 9TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY CHARMS MEXICAN SNIPERS WHO NAD ATTACKED THE OUTFIT. For the second time within a week, Mexican snipers began peppering the outposts of the Ninth Massachusetts infantry outside El Paso, July 23rd. The photograph shows Company I charging the snipers when they were shot at last week. ED BECK HAS NARROW ESCAPE IN ACCIDENT AT BEMUS POINT His Automobile Practically Demolished In Collision With Baggage Car Ed Beck, of this city, nearly met death yesterday afternoon when the car he was driving was struck near Bemus Point by a baggage car of the J. W. N. W. and was practically demolished. Mr. Beck and the friends with him escaped injury. In the auto with Mr. Beck were Mr. Edwards, a landscape gardener employed at the summer home of H. G. Rush, and Dewey Arnold, of Bemus. Mr. Beck was driving his car down the slight grade above the station and was unable to see the approacfifisg traction because oE freightcars on thfr 'switch >t this Jint aiid itphas Stated thit the traction car sounded no warning, but doubt is expressed as to whether the whistle couldjBave been heard by the occupants of the car because of the noise made by the loading of state road material by machinery located at the station. The baggage car struck the mobile squarely, tearing off the front wheels, breaking the windshield and damaging the machine to such an extent that it is improbable it can ever be repaired and, although the j men in thfi automobile escaped injury, it was the narrowest escape from death possible. TO INVESTIGATE Three Distinct Inquires Have Been Started and Are Being Pressed By State Department SITUATION IS BECOMING MORE COMPLICATED DAILY Protest Will Contradict Any Nation's Right to Interfere With the International HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT WILL CO-OPERATE WITH MAKERS Will Endeavor to Perfect New Style of Traction Engine Wheel Harrisburg, July 26. Assurances of co-operation on the part of manufacturers of traction engines were extended to State Highway CommissionWashington, July Three distinct inquiries into the general assault planned by European belligerents on American trade are being pressed today by the State Department which is completing information regarding the extent of the British boycott and the manner of its enforcement. The Department is also examining treaty applications and the contention that the domicile of a corporation is not where its stock is controlled but its home is being prepared. The senate foreign relations committee is inquiring into this blacklist and the reported commercial agreement of Teutonic powers. The Whitehouse is investigating all boycott facts preparatory to cooperating with the State Department in the protest. The International situation is becoming more complicated and officials realize action may hinge on Germany's adherence to its submarine promises. The proposed protest to England will flatly contradict any nation's right to interfere with the internal affairs of the United States or to obstruct in any way the dealings of its subjects so long WILL HOLD OFF CAMPAIGN UNTIL CONGRESS ADJOURNS President Will Probably Make a Few Addresses Before That Time Washington, July 26. President Wilson and members of his cabinet mapped out preliminary plans yesterday for the coming presidential contest and decided that except in Maine, where an election will be held September 11, active campaigning will not be started until congress adjourns. So far the president had no plans for going into Maine, although he undoubtedly will take part in the campaign there and receiving etaries 'Wttsoil, "Governor (Slynn of New York and Senator James of Kentucky are among speakers who will be sent into the state. The president's plan is to remain here until congress adjourns, and then go to Shawod Lake, N. J., for the formal notification ceremonies. The only definite speaking engagement he has is in Kentucky in. September, but Chairman Vance McCormick, of the Democratic national committee, will recommend that he make several other addresses during the next few weeks. er Black when he requested aid in _ _ solving the problem of handling tracj as they are not dealing in contraband SUBMARINE DEUTSCHLAND HEMMED IN BY FREIGHTER Departure of Craft May Be Postponed Indefinitely Baltimore. July 26. The clear channel before the German supersubmarine Deutschland was blocked today when the British freighted Highbury dropped ancr.or just outside the 'slip where the boat lies. The channel is blocked in such a way that the Deutschland would be forced to open up the screen of barges surrounding her and go around the freighter in the tow of the tug Simmons. Consuming a half hour of time a storm of excitement was created among the Deutschland's officers and men by the arrival of the er. No signs were to be observed toIday of the immediate departure of the Deutschland. M'CLURE TO BE DEPORTED London, July 26. S. S. McClure. New York publisher, was refused permission to land in Liverpool Monday and Is to be deported. He must leave Saturday for America. McClure came to England in connection with the distribution of funds for the relief of destitute Irish families. RILEY'S BODY NOW IN VAULT Indianapolis. July 26. The body of James Whitcomb Riley. the Hoosier poet, now rests in a flower lined vault in the little old chapel at Crown Hill cemetery, following the private funeral services at the home in Lockerbie street. A large crowd was at. the cemetery to .see the body placed in the temporary resting place. During the funeral services, all flags in the city floated at half mast and expressions of sorrow at the death of the beloved poet were heard on all sides. tion engines on the improved highways. The state highway commis-' sioner had today for the hearing of John J. Baker, of Henterline. and Bryon E. of Halifax, on charges of having operated their traction engines in such a manner as to be detrimental to an improved state highway. Highway Commissioner Black explained to Baker and Shoop that the department had no desire to inflict hardship on the owners of traction engines or to take any steps which would hamper them in the pursuit of their duties, but that he had summoned them to appear before him in the hopes that an understanding might be reached between the manufacturers of and the users of traction engines on one hand and the state highway department on the other to insure less damage to the highways by the operation of traction engines. Commissioner Black suggested to traction engine manufacturers' representatives present the possibility of constructing a wheel which could bear cleats for 'the necessary operation over earth roads but which could be put on when the traction engine was operated over an improved highway where the cleats tended to damage or in some instances destroy the surface of the road. J. A. Rose, of the Threshermen's Protective association, did not think that such a cleat was feasible, but assured Commissioner Black that the threshermen would conduct experiments with various types of traction engine wheels at such time as the state highway commissioner n.ight desire to endeaver to perfect a safisactory wheel. of war with a belligerent. COMPLETION OF CLEVELAND TUNNEL WILL BE DELAYED Bodies of Eleven Men Are Still In the Tube Cleveland, July 26. Cleveland today faced the possibility of an indefinite delay in the completion of the water tunnel under the lake where 21 men met death. Though no concerted protest has been made it is aleogether probable that if gangs ordered into the shaft during the week refuse to go. Eleven bodies are still in the tube State, county and federal officials are getting the investiagtion under way. DISPOSITIONS SUSPENSION BRIDGE ENOA6IN6 QUESTION It Will Either Be Moved or Disposed of as Old Junk When Time Comes How to dispose of the old Suspension Bridge? The question of what is to be done with the remarkable old structure, its cables and its towers, which were put up in 1871, is being considered from many angles these days in view of the progress that is being made on the new Allegheny bridge. It is an absorbing question, not only to the :ounty commissioners, who will settle t, but to the citizens in general, who lave known, and even learned to ove, the classic old bridge that has jraced the river front for so long a time. Perhaps the highest price on record is now being paid for old steel cable and other junk, of which there would be many tons if the bridge were to be dismantled. That is today when the shrapnel factories are eatng up old iron as the trenches around Verdun take men. Tomorrow junk may be very low in price and :he sum that would be received from the sale of the bridge as so much junk would shring until it could not considered. One thing is certain. The old bridge will not be taken down until the new one is completed and in operation, and there are many who do not believe the new concrete structure can possibly be completed now before next summer. To take the Suspension bridge to North "Warren and place it there for the convenience of the farmers and residents of Conewango and Glade townships is a project that has been broached heretofore. Back in 1912 the residents of the two townships thought they were going to have a bridge across the Conewango. Their petition got by the grand jury and was put up to the county commissioners. A series of conferences reT suited between the commissioners and the parties who presumably were the most interested. The petition called for the placing of the bridge at what is known as the hospital ferry, a mile above the North Warren dam. Naturally it would been useful to the hospital. It would have been more useful to the institution there than at the ford below the dam, where many believed logical site existed. The hospitalhad- no money which it could devote to the. construction. It might have secured an appropriation for the purpose had the proper steps been (Continued on Fage Five) BRITISH WARSHIP IN UNITED STATES TERRITORY Believed to Have Been Looking for the Deutschland ALL ITEMS IN ARMYBILLSTAY to Cut Down priation Fail; Expected That the Measure Will Carry MEASURE TO BE FINALLY PASSED SOME TIME TODAY President Wilson Will Stood Squarely Behind Naval Program; Conferees Are Already Named Washington, July 26. AH to reduce items of the army appropriation below the figures recommended by the military committee failed in the senate yesterday, and dications are that the total appropriation for that branch of the national defense would approximate when the measure ia completed. Passage of the bill is expected today. Most of the appropriations aa revised by the senate committee been acted upon when adjournment was taken last night. As the bitt stands it represents an increase of over the house authorization. By a vote of 13 to 36, the senate retained a house provision prohibiting installation of so-called stopwatch systems in management of government works. Senators Martine, Reed, Thomas and others denounced, the system as "brutal -and Senator Weeks defended it and military affairs committee sought vainly to have the provision against it stricken out. Senator Lee of Maryland made an effort to include an appropriation in the bill to provide for dependent families of national guardsmen in the federal service, but his amendment was ruled out on a point of order sustained by Vice President Marshall. The issue will, be raised again on an amendment to L e offered by Senator La toilette. An amendment to establish a council of national detente for at'ion of industries and resources fii the interest of national security waaagreed to 39 to 13. President Back of Bill. Washington, July. Wilson has determined to stantt squarely behind the iiici'eased senate naval building program. Official word of his desire th'at the senate provisions be accepted; by the in conference ewas sent from th White House yesterday, but tration leaders will insist on a eoaference, and the rules committee will be ready to force that disposition the bill'when the house meets again. Thursday. Representative Buehanan, objected to Chairman Padgett's request for appointment of conferees under unanimous consent. Senate Norfolk, Va., July 26. Pilotless _ _. and without warning to United States j ccmfeVees already have been namedofficials, one of the British cruisers' lying off Cape Henry awaiting the appearance of the German submersibles Deutschland and Bremen, steamed through the Virginia Capes yesterday, proceeded to the .vicinity INFANTILE PARALYSIS IS HARD DISEASE TO BRING UNDER CONTROL United States Public Service Gives Advice As to the Best Method of Procedure to Combat the Plague; Local Authorities Must Take Action of Fortress Monroe. cruised about for an hour or more, and then returned to a point just outside the three-mile limit. The United States warship Louisiana, and the collier Neptune, were the only government vessels which sighted the ship, and a detailed report of the incident was made to Washington by naval officers. Authorities here said that while the entrance to American waters without warning was very unusual, they could see in it no violation of international law or navigation regulation. DR. WAIT? CUT CROSS ON HIS CHEST WITH PIECE OF GLASS BUILDING COLLAPSED; TWO DEAD Hagerstown, Md., July 26. Two women and one man lost their lives yesterday when the Vivian restaurant on South Jonathan street caved in after the walls had been weakened by a cloudburst. To control the present epidemic of infantile paralysis, according to a statement issued by the United States public health service today, the chain of infection between persons harboring germs of the disease and the well members of the community should be broken. Infantile paralysis is probably caused by a very minute organism found in the nasal, mouth and bowel discharges of those who have j the disease or who are, carriers of the germ without themselves suffering from the ailment. All of the steps in the spread of the infection are not known, but if this germ can be prevented from passing from the infected to the well person the disease will cease Infantile paralysis is not a disease of recent origin. Sporadic or scattered cases have occurred throughout the country for many years, but it is only during the last decade that the infection has assumed epidemic proportions in the United States. The present epidemis in New York city, on account of its magnitude and virulence, has awakened the residents of many communities to the danger of the importation of the disease into their own midst. This danger is real, but if due precautions are exerted it is believed that the epidemic will subside. The actual control of the present epidemic must be left to the city, state and federal health authorities These organizatigns wit; properly .quarantine and care for affected per1 sons, prescribe sanitary measures and limit as may be necessary the travel of individuals in order to protect neighboring districts from the infection.Individuals -ind communities, however, can do much toward their own protection. Poliomyetis is probably spread rectly or indirectly, through the medium of infected secretions. Account i must therefore be taken by communiI ties of every means by which such i secretions are disseminated. Promisj cuous expectoration should be coni trolled. The common drinking cup affords a method for the interchange jof materiai of this nature and should therefore be abolished. "Rigid cleanliness of glasses and utensils at soda fountains, in saloons and other public places should be enforced. Flies, j roaches and other vermin, by coming in contact with infected secretions, may possibly convey them to our food jand thus directly bring about the dej velopment of disease. Therefore, eliminate insects. Street and house dust bear a definite relation to the spread of many infections and it is [not unreasonable to presume that they may be a factor in the on Page Two) Refused to Give Any for His Act Reason Sing Sing. N. Y., July 26. Dr. ArIhur Warren Waite. awaiting electrocution here for ths murder of his father-in-law. John E. Pock, of Grand Rapids. Mien., was found in his cell in "'Deatli House" last night bleeding from a wound in his. chest. made in the shape of a cross. The prisoner had cut himself with a piece of broken glass. How Waite obtained possession of the glass could not be explained. It was presumed that when he was taken out for exercise in the court yard he picked it uo when the vigilance of his guard was relaxed and concealed it until they returned to his cell. Waite was removed to the prison hospital but he steadfastly refused to questions. The prison authorities believe that if he had intended to kili himself he would have inflictod the wound elsewhere than on his chest. The injury ie not serious. A ftrict watch will be kept on Waite when he returns to the death house. ONLY WOMAN OFFICER IS DEAD Richmond. Va.. July 26. Captain Sally Louisa Tompkins. aged S3. the onlv woman ever commissioned as an officer in the Confederate army, died yesterday in the Home for Confederate Women. She was commissioned captain of cavalry in order that she might continue to conduct a private hospital after other such institutions were ordered closed. FURTHER PLANS ARE MADE FOR RECRUITING THE GUARD Officers Now at Mt. Gretna Have Not Received Any Orders Mount Gretna, Pa., July 26. Further ararngements for a recruiting rendezvous for the national guard of the United States were made here yesterday, when Captain Edward J. Welner and Captain William H. Seirdt. commanding Company A, Thirteenth infantry, and Company K, Ninth infantry, respectively, national guard of Pennsylvania, were ordered to recruit their companies to full war strength and to remain here for some weelvS tc train new recruits. The men of the Third brigade, now here in summer training camp, are to be siven the for enlistment. The officers and men o: both companies named, as well as volunteers to noin these companies by transfer. will be examined physically today byMajor Charles E. Koerper. U. SA., who had charge of the exanioinations for the recent mobilization camp. Recruiting officers recently mustered into the federal service here are still without orders from Governors Island to proceed with their work. SEVENTEW CASES REPORTED Harrisburg. July 26. Seven new cases of infantile paralysis in Pennsvlvania were reported to the health department yesterday, making a total of 63 cases reported since the outbreak of the epidemic. Four of the new cases are in Philadelphia. in Milford. Pike county, one in Osceola. Tioga county, and one in Birmingham township. Wayne county. Fair tonight and Thursday.   

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