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(CM MOVING OF "HARDSCRABBLE" TO BEGIN Mi 1,1915 Certification of Ordinance Marks Beginning of Condemnation Plans CITY WILL ASK FOR PRICES Bonds Will Be Filed Pending Settle ment of Possible Viewers Appeals With the certification to-day to the city engineer's office of the final pass age of the ordinance authorizing the formal opening of Front street to low water mark from Calder to Herr streets and consequent elimination of "Hardscrabble," the preparation of data and plans for the actual taking over of the properties by the city was begun. The ordinance was passed Tuesday a week ago and in accordance with the usual procedure it lay over for ten days. For the next few weeks the engineer's office will he busy with the plans and data showing the prop erties on the west side of the street which the city will eventually acquire entirely and of the properties on the west side which will be benefited by the improvement. As soon as these plans are finished the city solicitor will notify the prop erty owners of the passage of the or dinance and will request tliem to sub mit to the city within thirty days, what they consider proper compensa tion for "their homes. These figures will be submitted to council by City Solicitor P. S. Seitz and where the requests are deemed equitable and just the city will pay •without further delay; as to the prop erties where the compensation asked is too high, council will direct the city solicitor to e*k the Dauphin county court for the appointment of viewers to consider the matter and fix upon a figure. April 1 Moving Day In the meantime the city will file bonds to cover any damages that may be awarded and the taking over of the houses in question will not be In terfered with by the proceedings. Should the report of the viewers be appealed from the chances are that the question could not be tried out before a court jury for at least a 5 6 Plenty of time will be allowed resi dents in the "Hardscrabble" district to find other quarters and it is likely ithat April 1, 1915, will be fixed as ®n official city moving day for the dis trict. Conservative figures as to the ta.mount that will be required by the icitv for the condemnation of the prop erties range from $95,000 to $115,000, although SIOO,OOO it is more generally believed will be all that will be re quired. In view of the fact that it is thought the properties on the east side of the street will be at least doubled In value, only half of the compensation will probably have to be paid by the city, the benefiting prop erty owners assuming the rest of the cost. Mrs. Sloan Who Died on Pacific Coast, Buried Here The body of Mrs. Cora M. Sloan, | who died at Los Angeles, Cal., Thurs day, August 6. was brought to liar-, rtshurg yesterday. Funeral services j -were held from the home of Larry | Bover. 27 North Nineteenth street, at | 2 o'clock. The Rev. Mr. Evans, pas tor of the Methodist Church at New . Cumberland, officiated, and burial was made in the East llarrisburg Ceme- j ter >- ■ , Mrs. Sloan was formerly from New- 1 port. Perry county, and went to Los] Angeles with her husband and child i but recently. She was suffering from cancer of the stomach and died Aug ust 6. A brother, Miller Burd. of Canton, Ohio, went West and accom panied the body on its long journey j across the continent. Mrs. Sloan is survived by her hus- j band and a small son; her mother, Mrs. Catherine Burd. of Newport; i sisters. Mrs. P. G. Hurtz, Newport; , Mrs. Larrv Boyer. Harrisburg, anil I Mrs. G. W. Weaver, of Steelton; and] the following brothers, Shiran. Phila- ! delphia; Miller, Logan and Rosc'oe,, of Canton, Ohio, and Grant C., of Lewistown. Oppose Mcßeynolds For Supreme Court Special to The Telegraph Washington, Aug. 20.— The Presi dent signed yesterday the following nominations: Attorney General James C. Mcßeyn- j olds to be a member of the United State Supreme Court. Thomas Watt Gregory, of Texas, to be Attorney General of the United States. , i Frederick C. Howe, of New \ork, to be Immigration Commissioner, port of New York. The nominations were presented to the Senate immediately after it con vened and were formally referrd to the Judiciary Committee. There are some indications of opposition to Mr. Mcßeynolds' confirmation by three or four Progressive Republican Senators. Administration leaders, however, have no doubt of his confirmation. They say a very recent poll of the Senate as sures it. Smull's Handbook For 1914 Is issued Today Distribution of Smull's Legislative Handbook for 1914 was begun to-day bv the Division of Distribution of the Department of Public Printing and Binding. , , _ The book is out long before the ordi nary date for its issue, the compilers and State Printer W. Stanley Ray, hav ing bent every effort to have it ready at the earliest possible date. Half of last year's edition was destroyed when the Aughinhaugh Press, the former State Printery, was burned several months ago, and this made it necessary to get out the new supply as quickly as possible. The book contains the usual changes, with the additions of the non partisan vote for Superior Court Judge last year and the constitutional amend ment vote. New portraits of State of ficials are furnished. The book is bound in the dark green color which was adopted as a standard several years ago. Merchants Take Notice Office and salesroom of National Cash Register Company, 105 Market street, will be closed all day Saturday, August 22, Saturday August 29, Satur day. September 5, and Monday, Sep tember 7 (Labor Day). Customers having payments falling due on these dates will please mail check so they T»nch office or following dk, N. R. Black. Cales Agent. Both phones.— Advertisement. THURSDAY EVENING. Enormous Trade Expansion Follows Purchase of Ships For Transporting Foodstuffs Comprehensive plans having been mapped out by the President and his advisers at Washington for building up the American merchant marine with government money for the im mediate purpose of transporting the products of the United States to the warring nations of Europe and to South and Central America the first important step in the taking over of an enormous trade that has been go ing to other countries has been taken. President Wilson, in consultation with leaders of the Senate and House, approved a project contemplating the expenditure of approximately $25,000,- 000 for the purchase of ocean-going vessels, to be operated under the di rection of a government shipping board in carrying on foreign trade of the United States. The plans agreed on for the pur chase by the government of ships in clude the creation of a shipping board, to he composed of the President, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secre tary of Commerce and the Postmaster General, to have charge of securing the needed ships and fitting them out. It is proposed to use the ships prin cipally in the foreign trade, and it is the hope of the aJministration that through this medium great impetus will be given to the trade between South and Central America. Hill Will Be Pushed The Administration bill will be i rushed through Congress and the j President and his advisers stand ready | immediately thereafter to put it into j effect through the purchase of ships | which already have been under in- , spection. There are reasons for be lieving that the purchase of the North German Lloyd or the Hamburg-Amer ican liners is contemplated. The Sharpless Separator Company, i at West Chester, for the first time | since the Underwood tariff bill went | into effect, will be able to supply its j export trade from its home factory, its plant in Germany having been put out of commission by the war. In View of the lower cost of labor in Germany, the Sharpless company maintained an. establishment there in I order to compete in the trade of South j America and other countries. Now j that the German plant cannot ship < \ separators, it is believed that with the | revival of shipping the West Chester ! I factory will become the scene of great- | i er activity. Benefits Philadelphia A great plant, employing nearly 4,- ! 000 men will be the first concrete i benefit Philadelphia will receive as a ! direct result of the general European j war. This announcement indicates that the industrial expansion predict- j ed as a consequence of industrial | paralysis abroad is in the making. 1 i Business men and manufacturers be- j | lieve that further evidences of this! j situation shortly will be forthcoming. ! The particular plant in question has I been planned by the Hess-Bright ; j Manufacturing Company. This com- i ; pany is compelled by the war to make provision for manufacturing 90 peri cent, of its ball bearings. Until the i war intervened these ball bearings! were imported from Germany. The! importance of ball bearings as a prod- ! uct may he appreciated from the fact | that they are used in automobiles, 1 sewing machines, motorcycles and in ii M"POPE j RAN MOW Bishop Shanahan Will Soon Order Diocesan Prayers For Euro- i pean Peace The sudden death of Pope Pius X at Rome was a great j surprise to Catholics j here. Both clergy and ! laity were over- | * hßes The nt - Rev * J - w - : * t It!" Shanahan, bishop of ' ..'iyAJyE the Catholic diocese - ~ JtaHvl °f Harrisburg, said; 'ih rfl ( hßl4ji * " I ' S m h r o in g that 1 i masses would be ar iBmIJJMB ranged soon in the : future In connection 1 i| t . with the death of the ; Bishop Shanahan yesterday received ! a letter from the pope similar to that j issued to all bishops throughout the j world instructing him to arrange for the saying of prayers for the peace of the world in all the churches of the j diocese. This will be done as soon as ' possible in the Harrisburg diocese. I Solemn high mass will be celebrated • lor the pope at St. Patrick's Cathe- i | dral Monday morning at 8 o'clock. ■ ! The Rt. Rev. Mgr. M. M. Hassett, rec- j j tor. will be in charge. j To insure publication all church i notices should be in the business | ollice of (lie Telegraph no later than :i o'clock Friday afternoon. Notices arriving after 8 o'clock I Saturday morning absolutely will j NOT be published. 5,000 Americans Marooned in Vicinity of Stockholm By Associated Press ! London, Aug. 20. 3 P. M. —I. N. ) Vaiighan, of Richmond, Va., and his ' wife arrived in London to-day from j Stockholm. He came on the steamer I Sterling chartered by a party of fifty Americans. Speaking of the situation, i .Mr. Vaughan said: "There are 5,000 Americans marooned | | on the Scandinavian peninsula and only , uno regular daily sailing for England. Tills is by steamers with a capacity of I ! seventy-five passengers. The charges I | for this passage are exorbitant. 'Americans are scattered through ! | the smaller towns in Norway and 1 ! Sweden. In addition to those at Chris- j | tianla ami Stockholm. They are un- ! able to get money and many of them i I arc penniless." President Sends Message ! Through Bryan, to Vatican By Associated Press Washington, D. C., Aug. 20. At the request of President Wilson, Secretary ; Bryan sent the following telegram to | the Vatican: "The President desires me to express ■ his sense of the great loss which the Christian world has sustained in the death of His Holiness Pius X. By his pure and gentle character, his unaffeet ed piety and his broad and thoughtful i sympathy with his fellow, he adorned I his exalted station and attractedj to ! himself the affectionate regard of all ■ who felt his worldwide Influence." IF TO YOU .VXD YOURS Good music is not always available. I see and hear the New Edison Dia- Imond Disc. If will make it so. J. H. Troup Music House. 15 Bouth Market Square.—Advertisement. all varieties of fine and heavy ma chinery. The German plant in Berlin em poys 6,000 men. said Fred E. Bright, president of the Hess-Bright Com pany, and the latter takes 60 per cent, of the production. The Phila delphia plant, therefore, should give employment to nearly 4,000 men. Plans have been matured for the erection of a plant on the company's property and, with the disposal of a few preliminaries, it is probable no time will b« lost in getting the build ings under way. Hcfinpries Work Overtime Owing to the war in Europe, big refineries of the Federal Sugar Com pany in Yonkers started working night and day yesterday to satisfy the un precedented demand for American re fined sugar. The rush Is due partly to the Eng lish Government ordering 3,000,000 pounds of the Federal for its soldiers and sailors. Before the war Germany supplied much beet sugar for all of Europe. But now that its exports are cut off, the European nations have turned to America for refined sugar. Joseph J. Sleehta, general agent of the IJoyd Brazlleiro, owned by the Brazilian Government, has a plan he seeks to have his government put into effect to revive the commercial rela tions between this country and Bra zil and to increase it to record break ing totals. While the Argentine Government has by law made arrangements for the transfer of gold between the Argen tine and other countries in payments of purchases and sales, Mr. Sleehta wants his government to go still fur ther. He has proposed that the govern ment of Brazil discount bills of ex change, thus extending sufficient credit to Increase the trade between the two countries far beyond the capacity of the ships now plying between the two nations or ready to start with car goes. Great Demand For Goods There is a great demand in South America for goods. As for coal, there are in Nevr York alone to-day orders from Brazil for 250,000 tons of coal. South American ships, flying neutral flags, are coming north with cargoes of eolTee and rubber. The Arbuckles, who had plenty of money ready in Brazil, bought up coffee and shipped many thousands of bags by our line, paying $1 a bag freightage. Had they shipped under a British flag the war risk would have amounted to more than $1 a bag. It seemed likely yesterday that all the Latin American Governments would deem it necessary within a short time to have agents in New York and to make banking arrangements in this country because their regular banking facilities arranged with coun tries now at war had been broken off. All South American Governments ai;e said to be moving to facilitate trade between their countries and the United States and to help American manufacturers and exporters in every way possible. The hanks of New York, New Or leans, Galveston, Chicago, Boston and Montreal continued to buy freely of grain bills yesterday, according to ad vices received in this city. At the same time arrangements were com pleted for more foreign shipments. It was announced that Galveston and New Orleans will ship 3,000,000 bush els between them this week. NINETY "LABORERS" BUILD TABERNACLE Mt. Union Business and Profes sional Men Voluteer For Big Evangelical Work Mt. Union, Pa., Aug. 20.—T0-day is a gala day in borough history—all Mt. Union figuratively speaking has turned out with pick and spade and hammer and saw to begin the construction of the great Johnson-Weaver tabernacle for the accommodation of the thou sands who will attend the four weeks' series of revivals beginning August 28. Mt. Union's lawyers, physicians, school teachers, carpenters, stone ma sons, merchants—aye, even the news paper editors and reporters—were rep resented by several members of their respective crafts when the actual work of building the tabernacle was started this morning. The plan had been to finish the structure by to-night and at a late hour this afternoon, the indications were that the job would be complete before darkness. At least 100 men were busy on the tabernacle all day. It will be 90 by 100 feet and will have a seating capacity of 2,000. Some tiO.OOO feet of lumber will be used in the work. A feature of the day's work was the serving by the women of all Mt. Union's congregations of splendid din ners to the men who were employed on the tabernacle. Some ninety odd "lahorers' were fed. The midday" meal was served in the Methodist church. Administration Bill For War Risks Is Favorably Reported in Congress Washington. Aug. 20.—The admin istration bill for war risks was favor ably reported for action to both House and Senate to-day after brief hear ings in committee. "The immediate need of this legisla tion is this," Mr. Underwood told the House committee. "We owe European I countries a great deal of money. We I don't want to send our gold over to pay these debts. This insurance plan i will let us send our wheat, corn and cotton to pay for our balances abroad. [The risk is slight. I think conditions will require us to keep this bill on the statute hook but a short time." Klein Co. Goods Will Be Sold at Sale Saturday William R. Schlelsner's latest mer : cantile venture, the purchase of the Klein Company store, in Market Square, curtailed by five days a motor I tour of Maine. Mr. Schleisner got hack i this week, but aside from announcing ; that he will conduct a sale of the goods In the Klein store,- beginning Saturday morning, says that he Is not prepared to announce whether he will continue ; the Market Square store or not. AHREST BOY FOR THEFT Georfge Schuler, 12, of Lemoyne, j missed a box and $3 from the rear of ' his ice cream cart and hunting through I this city saw Jacob Schreffler, 15, stand ing In front of a movie theater. He had noticed Schreffler following his wagon in Lemoyne. The boy was arrested and will be heard in Lemoyne to-nlght. He said he was a waif and wanted to get to Reading. He gave back $2.95 of the money. fiARRISBURG TELEGRAPH Wi Mir COMPEL IPPOIHTMENT OF TECH PRINCIPIL Dr. Charles B. Fager Stranded in Berne, Switzerland, and May Be Unable to Get Home Europe's war crisis may make it necessary for the school board to ap point a temporary principal at Tech nical high school when school opens September 8, unless Dr. Charles B. Fager, the head of the faculty, can get safel> v out of the zone of the world's greatest war in time. Dr. F'ager was last heard of in Berne. Switzerland, and was expected home September'l. Because of the difficulties he is encountering It is feared that he may not be able to sail on time. Should he not reach Harris burg before school opens the board will appoint some member of the fac ulty to serve temporarily until the ar rival of Dr. Fager. Either Professors Grubb, Wolfe or Todd, it is expected, may be appointed to serve. Another meeting of the board will be held before school begins so that it is unlikely that any action In this matter will be taken to-morrow night. Superintendent F. E. Downes will re port upon the assignment of city '.oachers and this will Include the changing of sixty instructors. There will also be an informal report on the installation of the domestic science kitchens at the Central High school. SPri SPT! TELLS GERM CROWD (Continued From I'age 1) with the officers and let out a scream that was heard blocks away. My wife ran out and followed me to the po lice station." He Had Cause for Worry "Mrs. Allen was almost hysterical, but she cooled down when 1 told her there would be no trouble after the police found out who we were. My wife was placed in one room and I in another. Both of us were questioned for hours by military and police offi cers. Finally they started for the home of my relatives, where my bag gage was located. Then for the first time I worried. There was a reason. "1 had in one of my trunks a nega tive of one of the fortifications I had taken previous to my arrest and dur ing another visit. Had they found it, it would have been all up with me. Again luck was with me, and when the officers returned they questioned me and my wife and finally allowed us to go, but they kept a close watch on us all the time. It was a relief to get out of the hands of those officers and soldiers, but more trouble was in store for me. My paper money was no good. Finally I managed to get money and started for Rotterdam. Finally Gets a Loan "What a rush of humanity I saw at Rotterdam. The hotels would not receive us unless we paid our fee in advance. We could not do that, but relatives again came in handy, and I remained with them until after 1 had expended nearly S2O in negotiating a loan sufficient to pay my passage home. "Thousands of people returned to America without baggage, i got mine and have brought it home with me. I looked after the baggage at every point. When there was a rush to the car to take us to Amsterdam several in our party managed to get their bag gage on the car. 1 was one of the lucky people. "It was in Cologne 1 first learneii of the declaration of war. Due to the mobilization of the troops, the rail roads would not consider tourists at all. There were stacks of baggage three stories high and stretching for a distance of 3,000 feet. Those trunks, suitcases and bundles, filled with goods valued at many thousand dollars, may never reach their destination. It is doubtful if the owners will ever be able to recover the. amount lost. The steamship companies also held up the price of our passage home. We will never get that, 1 am afraid. Crowds Sleep Outdoors "In Rotterdam it was a sight to see the thousands of people stretched out on the lawns and streets who were unable to get into hotels. How they managed to get food I do not know. Fortunately, those who held the proper papers were given some attention, but I tell you it was a question whether some would not have to starve for a day or two before they got anything." Fire on Ship "We had one big thrill on our way over. We were about 400 miles out from Rotterdam. Smoke had been noticed some distance off. Every ef fort was made 'to communicate with the ship far away, but we evidently were misunderstood. After working for an hour to let them know who we were, 1 saw a puff of smoke. Then came another puff. We were being tired upon. "The captain of our boat under stood his business. We turned back and headed from the place where that smoke appeared. Then we learned that the boat was the British cruiser Essex and it gave us permission to |go on. "They said there are 1,93 4 people on board the ship. That was their Hint, but If there weer not 3,000 peo ple aboard I miss my guess. Most of the passengers were refugees. They took anything they could get in the wa yof accommodations. Cabins and staterooms were erected on the decks, i )n<* man who was obliged to pawn jewels worth thousands of dollars in order to pay his bills and get home was a steerage passenger. "Many of the people who came over had only the clothes they wore; others managed to get one or two changes. Some had bundles just large enough to handle in a rush. I cer tainly was lucky in having a mother in-law at Cologne and a sister-in-law at Rotterdam. I would have liked to remain in Europe, but my wife and child were anxious to get home, so I made a tight and procured a passage. "No one can realize what tourists are experiencing in Europe. Those unfortunates who had no one to help them out may be nervous wrecks be fore they get away, if they ever do get away alive. They are enxiously await ing relief from the United States. Help cannot reach those still in Eu rope too soon." Laymen to Boost Stough Cause in City Churches Laymen interested in the Stough campaign will speak in various city churches Sunday. E. S. Nlssley will talk in the evening at Immanuel Pres byterian Church; Charles S. Meek, in the evening at the State Street Unit ed Brethren: E. F. Weaver, Sunday morn at 10.45 in the Green Street Church of God; Robert F. Webster, in the evening at Bethany Presbyte rian; Robert M. McNeal in the even ing at the Steelton Methodist Episco pal. All the evening services will begin at 7.30 o'clocjc. CLOSER MTU BETWEEN POLICE OE FEB. CITIES DIM Heads of Department All Over State Will Form Association September 15 At. a meeting of police chiefs, su perintendents and captai"- "f Pennsyl vania, to be held in Ha> >• rg Tues day, September 15, a Stat .association of Police Chiefs wiii be organized. The object of the State body will be to better police conditions through out Pennsylvania. At present, it is said, it Is almost impossible to get a reply to inquiries I and telegrams concerning prisoners and fugitives, from many cities. A I State organization, it is the belief, will I mean better co-operation on the part! of all chiefs of police In preventing! crimes and making arrests. James N. Tlllard, chief of police of Altoona, has been made temporary president of the proposed new body, and George W. Harder, chief of police of Williamsport, is temporary secre- j tary. The chairman of the committee j on constitution and by-laws is James 1 Robinson, superintendent of police, Philadelphia. Associated with him !s Colonel Joreph B. Hutchison, Harris burg's police chief. The meeting will be held in the Board of Trade building and will open at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, Sep tember 15. It is expected that fifty chiefs will attend. OPENING IN BELGIUM MAY CHANGE PLANS (Continued From Page I) slstlble energy and took them at the point of the bayonet. They establish ed themselves there for the night. "In this action the Sixth Company of the Third battalion captured a German flag with eight guns, ninety horses and 537 prisoners, including ten officers." Emperor's Son Occupies Liege Provisional Palace London, Aug. 20, 7.25 A. M.—The j Rotterdam correspondent of the Times | reports that a telegram from Maast richt says Prince Eitel Friederlch, the second son of Emperor William, is quartered !n the provincial palace at Liege on the footing of the command ant of the first guards regiments Prince August William, the fourth son of the emperor, who stopped last night at Grand Hotel in Liege, also arrived at the provincial palace and left by motor car for the front. General Von Kotowe has been ap pointed the new governor of Liege. Two German Cruisers Are Reported Damaged London, Aug. 20. 4:10 A. M. The Dally Mail's Constantinople correspon dent says merchantmen which have ar rived In Constantinople say the former German cruiser Kreslau's funnels have been severely damaged, and that her sister ship had a considerable list, ap parently having; been hit on the water line by a «~™'ectlle. British Embassy Gets Report on Situation By Associated Press Washington, D. C., Aug. 20. —The i British embassy here to-day received | from its foreign olficp a summary of ! the naval and military situation to date. Colville Barclay, the charge, I sent a copy to Secretary Bryan. It follows: "Since the declaration of war the fleet has been responsible for the safety of the expeditionary force which completed its disembarkation in France on August 18, which was effected in perfect order and without a casualty. "The work of the navy in the At lantic and elsewhere in safeguarding the trade routes is best exemplified by the fact that at Lloyds' yesterday the war risk fell to 40 shillings per cent, for almost any voyages of British ves sels, whereas the rate to Insure freights of corn, paid by steamers from the United States to a British port is 30 shillings per cent. "Jhe German fleet outside the Baltic Is confined to harbors. English com merce is almost normal. German sea borne commerce Is paralyzed. "The only casualty Is the loss of the light cruiser Amphlon, blown up by a mine after having sunk the Ger man mine layer Koenigen Luise. One German submarine has been sunk In ' the North Sea. "The military position is as follows: ! "The German forces at present ex- i tend from north of the neighborhood | of Basle through Liege to a point in i Belgium to the east of Antwerp and I near the Dutch frontier. An outstand ing feature of the operations up to the present has been delay, caused by the contemplated German offensive j icross the Meuse and by the defense ; of Liege, where the forts are still in- ; tact. It has permitted the orderly mobilization and concentration of; the French army and British expe ditionary force. German troops have j now crossed the Meuse both above and ' below Liege and are gaining some ground slowly westward, but their ad- ' vance cavalry has been continually ' checked by the Belgans. "In the south, where the German armies are apparently on the defen- ' slve, the French are advancing in a long line into Alsace and Lorraine, a great extent of which they now occupy 1 after driving back in several engage- j :nents the troops opposed to them." Official Announcement of Death of Pope Is Is Received in Capital By Associated Press Washington, D. C.. Aug. 20. The , official announcement of the death of ! Pope Plus X was received by the Apos- ! tollc delegate, Monslgnor Bnnzano, at 1 7:30 this morning at the moment he was celebrating mass In the Chapel of; the Belegatlon. It came from Cardinal 1 Merry Del Val, Papal Secretary of State, was dftted at Rome at 4:44 this morning, and said: "Boly Father. Pius X, died this ; night." The announcement came as a pro found shock to the delegate and mem bers of his staff, and while not entirely unexpected. yet the trying circum stances surrounding the death of the venerable pontiff made a deep Impres sion. Monslgnor Ronzano remained in strict seclusion and asked to be ex cused from making any comment be vond the exoresslon of his deep grief. There will be a period of official mourning and probablv a memorial • ceremony at a later date, at which the j Apostolic Delegate will officiate. AUGUST 20, 1914. SM CUIUS WILL IRRAHIGE TOY MATTER MDealers Confident There Will Be Plenty on Hand For the Youngsters The American Infant won't need to do without his toys this year, for even if the war keeps up Santa Claus will arrange it all right. This ts accord ing to advices from big toy dealers in New York and Philadelphia, and Har rlsburg toy dealers are confident that the situation will be all right. At the Kinder Markt, 220 Federal Square, where there are all sorts of interest ing devices to amuse the youngsters, no cause for uneasiness is felt. The last shipload of German toys for the Christmas trade arrived on ' Tuesday on the Hamburg-American I liner Arcadia. Although there were $500,000 worth of German toys aboard, this is only a drop in the bucket in the American Christmas market. To.vdealers, however, say that while they will be without some particular kinds of toys, they will have plenty on hand for Christmas. The Yankee Is quite some toy maker on his own account and rapidly he has been supplanting the German toy maker. All through New England are scores of toymaking factories, and J in Philadelphia is one of the biggest in the world. Then again the American toy-maker has turned away from the old stock pattern of dolls and the new product, far different from the old expression less stock patterns, are finding favor. Hospitals Give Evidence of Approaching Battle By Associated Fress Rrussels, Aug. 18, (Tuesday), via London, Aug. 20, 6.30 a. m.—The war evidently is rapidly drawing nearer this city. Already four hospitals are tilled with wounded soldiers. German aeroplanes have been seen scouting above the city after sundown. German cavalry is reported frequently in the region on the farther side of the forest of Soignes which flanks the city. This forest iT the point from which the at tack is most likely to come in the opinion of many here and a net work of trenches has becvi thrown up along the woods. The trenches are occupied zp Burghers and a few rivil giards. The forest of Soignes, which is to the southeast of Brussels, extends in the direction of Wavre where fighting I has been reported. Trustworthy reports have just been received of an engagement near Char lerol. It is claimed by the Belgians that 6,000 Germans were killed in this battle. The censorship here now is so strict that no news of the war is going out of the city except by courier. The Belgian papers because of the rigid censorshi have ceased to be sources with the news. They are pub lishing chiefl. local matter unconnec ted with the war. The mails also are being held up. An order has just beer, issued pro hibiting the granting of further mili tary passes to newspaper men or oth ers and without this it is Impossible for people to go outside the city. The populace does not appear un duly excited over the prospect of fight ing in their streets. The crowds seem placid and the people are attending to their business as usual. j Pittsburgh Steel Declares Dividend By Associated Press Pittsburgh, Aug. 20.—The Pittsburgh 1 Steel Company to-day passed its dlvi- | Idenri due September 1. The company issued this statement: "The directors have decided to de , fer the declaration of the dividend on ! I preferred stock usually payable Sep- ! tember 1. This is done in tne interests ' lof the company and for the purpose of I conserving Its cash resources and pro- I tecting its credits. The action is taken I notwithstanding the fact that the. divi dend has been more than earned dur ing the past three months. "The uncertain condition growing out of the European war has also large- ! ly Influenced the action of the directors. Frenchmen Find Girl Disguised as Aviator By Associated Press Dijon, France, Aug. 20, via Paris, Aug. 20.—French Gendarmes to-dav stopped a young girl who, disguised as a man, had left with a group of i Pau aviators for the war. She was wearlnc a military aviator's uniform and had cut her hair short. It was found that she was an Eng lish girl, aged 26. She will be sent back to her parents. Closing Out Sale OF ALL ; Pianos & Players And All Musical Merchandise Must Be Sold in Ten Days. SBOO Appolo Player Piano S7OO $550 Elwood Appolo Player Piano sli7s $550 Werner Player Piano #325 $450 Bush & (lertz piano—used #175 $350 Bailey, Bjur Bros, make—used $165 $350 Bollennan & Son—used $125 $325 Bollerman & Son—used $10() All Sheet Music 1 COPY—excepting Century and McKinley Editions, choice 5£ SIOO Violins at SJiS.OO $75.00 Violins at $25.00 $60.00 Violins . $20.00 SSO Violins $15.00 Many others $1 to $lO, regular $3.50 to $40.00 values. Will be sold as they are. All other musical merchandise at proportionate reductions. All tables, counters and cases must be sold before Septem ber first. NORMAN B. KURZENKNABE 1010 North Third Street LONG FESTOONS OF ELECTRIC LIGHTS 111 STREET DHTIS- Plan String to Extend From Vine to Herr Streets Along the Park Plans for the decorating and light ing of the streets of the city for the great gathering of firemen of the State are being gradually worked out by the various companies, tho city's park and public property department and the different decorating firms and the Harrisburg Light and Power Com pany. At last evening's meeting of the Firemen's Union the question of co operation with the Chamber of Com merce was discussed and it was de cided to arrange a meeting between the Chamber's executive committee and the decorating committee of the Union when plans for the co-operation in adorning Harrisburg's streets dur ing the convention week will be threshed out. In the meantime the details for much of the Illumination are being completed and the tentative plans Indicate, in addition to the general scheme mapped out by firemen and the Chamber of Commerce and the merchants in the business district, the development of something extra ordinary in the way of electrical ef fects . Among other things that will fig ure particularly will be the stringing of festoons of thousands of bulbs along the park side of Front street from Vine to Herr streets. Com missioner cf Parks M. Harvey Taylor is negotiating now vrith the Harris burg Light and Power Company on the subject. The festooning Idea will also be taken up by various fire companies many of which have arranged with the Electrict Light Comany to string this type of illuminants for a block or so in front of the firehouses. Among companies which have ar ranged for electrical decorations are: Hope, both sides of Second street from State to Market; Belly, both sides of Fourth street fron- Reily street to the firehouse; Allison, Four teenth street from Derry to the fire house. Other companies it is expected will take up the question in the near future. In addition to these displays there will be the big general decorative scheme of el' ctrlc ghts, festoons, arches, etc. on Second from Walnut to Chestnut, and Market from the river to Fifth. Father F. X. Wernz Reported to Have Died By Associated Press London. Aug. 20. A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company from Rome says Father Franucts Xavier Wernz died in Rome this morninsr al most simultaneously with Pope Rius. A requiem mass for Pope fius was held in Westminster Cathedral at 11:30 o'clock this morning. Cardinal Bourne officiated. It has been suggested in some quar ters that the conclave for the election of a new Pope may he adjourned. The reason is that under the present cir cumstances it might be distasteful for the British. French and Belgian cardi pals to meet with their Austrian and German colleagues. At Westminster Cathedral, however, it was thought that a postponement of the conclave was most unlikely. Cardi nal Bourne's secretary said: "We are first of all Catholics, rather than nationals. The presence of a Pope is now more than ever necessary. Car dinal Bourne is starting next Saturday to attend the conclave." Assassin Denies He Had Accomplices in Crime Paris, Aug. 19, 11.35 p. in.—Raoul Villain, the assassin of the French Socialist leader, Jean Leon Jaures, de nied at a preliminary hearing to-day that lie had accomplices in the crime. He reiterated the assertion that Juares had betrayed and wronged the country. Villain, slight of build and with his blond hair brushed back so that ho looked like a student, told how he had sought the Socialist leader after buying revolvers, and said he would have shot him in the streets or wher ever he found him. Extras announc ing mobilization had incited him to anger and he declared that he spokt* to no one of his intention. Villain will probably be submitted to a mental examination later. London. Aug;. 2(1, 2.30 A. M.—The Brussels correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, telegraphing Tuesday night, says: "The Germans seem to lie moving in the direction of Antwerp.. Any Bel gian backward movement in that di rection may therefore IK- explained as strategic maneuvering which points to the early discomfiture of the enemy."