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ALLIES AND GERMANS BATTLE DESPERATELY 50 MILES FROM PAIIIS British and French Endeavor to Prevent Success of Ger man Arms RUSSIANS LOSE TWO CORPS Galicia Invasion Complete and Lemberg Will Soon Be Evacuated London, Sept. 2, 10.10 A. M.—A cor ner of the curtain over the battle drama in Northwestern France has momentarily been raised. It shows the allies battling desperately to pre rvent the success of the German assault on the upper Oise, less than fifty miles Jrom Paris. On the eastern war stage Russia frankly confesses to disaster to two army corps and the loss of three gen erals. Elsewhere the Russian arms seemed to have triumphed. Galicia has been Buccessfully invaded and Lemberg will soon be evacuated, according to re ports from the St. Petersburg war office. If this is true, the Austrian menace ;to Russian Poland will be ended and the Russian forces can begin to con verge for the march on Berlin, the ißusslan objective in North Galicia ap parently being Koenigshutte, whence fthey can march on Berlin via Breslau. On the upper Oise the British are fighting desperately to prevent the Germans from securing one of the most direct routes to Paris. News of this battle reaching here from two different sources is the first definite information since the battle lOf Mons. The battle raged Sunday and Monday and by sheer weight of numbers the Germans secured a slight advantage. Advance Difficult Military experts point out that from the present position on the upper Oise river the German advance will become Increasingly difficult, owing to the nat ural features of the country as well as the artificial defenses that will have to be encountered. It is becoming evident that all along the western line the allies are playing for time in the hope that the German assault will become exhausted. On the diplomatic side Germany is making renewed efforts to bring Italy Into her camp by a proclamation which cites that a victory for England and France will deprive Italy of all chance of dominating the Mediter ranean. The western coast of Belgium and the northwestern coast of France are apparently clear of Germans. Antwerp has asked for an increased garrison. The town has also experi enced a shudder because of another Zeppelin visit. The great dirigible wa« fired on and it departed without drop ping any bombs. German Forces Again Open Fire on Malines By Associated Press London, Sept. 2, 8 A. M.—A dis patch from Antwerp to the Reuter Telegram Company conveys the fol lowing official announcement: "The Germans are again bombard ing Malines, aiming at the steeple of the cathedral, which is a prominent landmark for miles around. "Certain movements of the German troops in the direction of Assche, In the province of Brabant, six miles northwest of Brussels, gave rise to the belief that the Grmans were contem plating a movement toward Termonde, sixteen miles east of Ghent. How ever. the Belgian troops have been reinforced on account of the necessity of preserving control of Waasland. The enemy advanced from Brussels to Assche yesterday, but could not pene trate farther north. "Nlnov and Cleat, sixteen and fif teen miles, respectively, from Ghent, In different directions, have been occu pied by the Germans. "In the provinces of Antwerp and Limbourg the situation is unchanged." Germans' New Guns Have Most Devastating Effect By Associated Press London, Sept. 2, 4.30 A. M. —The Boulogne correspondent of the Ex press sends his paper the following: "A French artillery officer, who has just arrived wounded from the front, spoke with the greatest earnestness regarding the new siege guns which the Germans are using. He says the gun uses a new and highly explosive shell which has a most devastating effect. "This new gun and shell were re cently developed at the Krupp works and the fact that the Germans had It was kept a secret until it was brought into action at Liege, Namur and Lou vain. " 'ln all my experience I have seen nothing like it,' declared the French officer." Bourse May Soon Be Reopening in Berlin By Associated Press Berlin, Sept. 1, via London, Sept. 2, 6.40 A. M.—An official denial has been issued to all foreign reports that Zeppelins or other dirigibles have been shot down or otherwise lost. The Bourse governors will discuss the qeustion of reopening the Bourse for regular business in a limited number of securities. The brokers at the Bourse Tuesday were optimistic. There were some private demands and a number of securities showed higher quotations. BETTER PICTURES That's What You Want You can get better pictures by letting us do the finishing work or supplying you with fresh, perfect camera accessories. An exposure scale and meter free. Forney's Drug Store, 426 Market Street Agent for Seneca Cameras ansl Supplies. WEDNESDAY EVENING ABUTMENTS TO WHICH < K| I' ; r | f-mi ■■ nwmu U m ISU ~.r - ■ >^.lmß^mWßI ~ Above are etchings of the great concrete'abutment pier erected by the Cumberland Valley Railroad Company I „ p , r , ont and -Mulberry streets for the proposed new bridge across the Susquehanna, and about >he construction and location of which there has been considerable discussion by residents In that vicinity. The .people living both north and south of Mulberry street at that point contended that the abutment needlessly cuts off the view up and down and tlio river from the sidewalk. Some weeks ago there was a numerously s Igned petition presented to the railroad company asking that the abutment be built at the building line, rather than on the edge of the street curb This petition, the protesting citizens contend, was presented Just after the pier forms were constructed and before the ac tual work on the abutment was begun. The Cumberland Valley Railroad officials declare that the plans including the location of the abutment, had been prepared, submitted t<> the proper city authorities and approved and that the work was started and had proceeded to such an extent that it was impossible to make anv radical' changes in he constructive work. The upper view is taken from the present sidewalk looking northward; the lower, is from the sidewalk looking south. The abutment is nineteen feet above the subway sidewalk, ten feet above the present street level and is seven feet In width. * PROTECTIVE UNION HUMS PALMER [Continued From First Page] who may wish to obtain publicity in that way. but as treasurer of the or ganization, I feel that the misrepre sentation of its membership and its purposes before the Senate commit tee on privileges and elections in Washington yesterday by Congressman A. Mitchell Palmer requires an ans wer. "Mr. Palmer has repeatedly attack ed the union in speeches and state ments characterized by a carelessness of truth which is, to say the least, not commendable in a man who is a candidate for the high office of United States senator. "On several occasions, he has given voice to the charge that we have vio lated the spirit and letter of the cor rupt practices act of Pennsylvania and of the present federal corrupt prac tives act by falling to fiie an account of our pre-primary expenses within the time specified for candidates to file their accounts. Mooting Palmer Half Way "Heretofore, we have not seen fit to take serious notice of the accusations of a politician reduced to the despe rate expedients of a losing campaign, but when Mr. Palmer appears before a Senate committee and makes his charges formally; when his mis-state ments receive an official standing and are taken out of the class of mere irresponsible political mud-throwing, we are very willing to meet him more than half way In an effort to put an end once and for all to the question as to what the Pennsylvania Protective Union is and whether or not its offi cers are conducting its affairs in ac cordance with the law. "In the strict interpretation of the terms, this organization is not a po litical committee, althourh it is en tirely willing to be so considered. With so few exceptions that they merely prove the rule, its members are not politicians and have never been active ly engaged In politics. They are, for the most part, not representatives of what Mr. Palmer dearly loves to call 'the special interests,' but they are the heads or managers or superintendents of comparatively small manufacturing establishments who find themselves compelled in self defense to organize in an effort to save business and In dustry from the political quackery of men like Congressman Palmer. "The union is not a Penrose com mittee, but it is exactly what its name Implies—an organization extending throughout the State of Pennsylvania, formed for the purpose of working for the restoration of protective tariff policies and the election of protective tariff candidates to both branches of Congress. Our membership includes many manufacturers who account themselves Democrats and many more who, in 1912, followed the banners of the Progressive party. We are all em ployers of labor and we feel that it is our duty to protest against tariff poli cies, the first disastrous effect of which is to endanger their employment and, at best, to expose them to open com petition with the wage-earners of oth er countries who receive from one half to one-fourth of the American standard of earnings. Penrose and Protection "The fact that we may have seemed to lay special stress upon the candi dacy of Senator Penrose can hardly be regarded as suspicious or signifi cant when the pre-eminent import ance of Senator Penrose in the pro tectionist movement is taken into con sideration. We look upon him as the leader and the most powerful single factor In a great cause and we are for the leader because we are for the cause. "If the newspapers quote Mr. Pal mer correctly, he does not appear to be familiar with the terms of the laws he is so anxious to defend. "Insofar as the federal corrupt practices act is concerned, the Penn sylvania Protective Union has nothing whatever to do with Jt, being purely a Pennsylvania organization and hav ing within its membership no candi date. "We are, however, amenable to the corrupt practices act of Pennsylvania. This act provides In Article 32, Sec. tion 11, that 'every candidate for nomination at any primary election, caucus or convention, whether nomi nated thereat or not, shall, within fif teen days after the same was held, if the amount received or expended jshall exceed the sum of sso' file with the proper officers a full, true and de- Itailed account of his expenses. Mr. i Palmer Is quoted as telling the com mittee that the limit was thirty davs. "The thirty-day limit applies to I general elections alone and it is only this provision covering the filing of \ accounts following general elections which applies to political committees, las well as to candidates. Invites Legal Action "The easiest way to answer Mr. Palmer's objections is to ask him why he does not bring a legal prosecution against the responsible officers of the union if he knows them to he violat ing the law. He tells the Senate com mittee on privileges and elections that 'the punishment of the committee or the candidate accomplishes little,' and suggests as a cure-all that the law he made to punish the contributor to the committee or candidate. His recom mendation is that every person who is asked to contribute to a campaign fund 'be made to realize that he does so at the risk of the penitentiary un less he makes his contribution" to a committee which has declared its purpose to file an account containing his contribution.' "This absurdity is quite in line with the vaporings and legislative fad> which the Pennsylvania Protefctive Union was organized to combat. Who ever heard of a committee 'declaring its purpose' to obey the law? The law Is there to compel the committee or candidate to conform to such and such practices and those who violate it, do so at their peril. The declared purpose of a committee to file an ac count would, in no wise, augment the certainty of the legal requirement that the account shall be filed. Compare With Palmer League "I may say that in declininK to file a post-primary account, the Pennsyl vania Protective Union was not actu ated by a desire to cover up it* ex penditures. We should be very happy to compare them with those of the Palmer-McCorinick League, and to satisfy Mr. Palmer's curiostiy, I have no objection to teiiing him here that the Union, prior tx> the primary elec tion. spent about SII,OOO. "Moreover, it did not spend one dollar for watchers, ward workers or for any political purposes other than procuring, preparing and circulating educational literature on the protec tive tariff and establishing local branches of manufacturers for the same purpose. "We have not put the facts in the form of an official statement for pre cisely the same reason that we do not issue an official statement on the sub ject every Monday morning. The law does not require one more than the other, and we have no right to Intrude our accounts upon the State authori ties prior to the date fixed by statute for such filing. "If the Senate committee has any Interest In onr books, we will gladly waive any question of its right to in vestigate a State organization and will facilitate its work in every way pos sible. "But in that event, we should insist that the expenditures of the Palmer- IvlcOormlck League and their sources be investigated also. "The officers and members of the Pennsylvania Protective Union, all of whom are reputable businessmen, call upon Mr. Palmer to support his charges by official action or to stand convicted of cheap, political dema gogy." To-morrow will be the first city registration day. You must register or you cannot vote In November. Woman Who Shot Deputy Taken to Carlisle Jail; 100 Witness the Arrest As the result of shooting Deputy Constable Harry McAfee, who, with Constable Stewart, of Wormleysburg, attempted to put Mrs. Ross Frank, of West Fairview, out of her home yes terday afternoon for nonpayment of the rent, Mrs. Frank, her husband, one stepdaughter and one stepson were arrested this morning and taken to the Carlisle jail this morning. Constable Stewart, of Wormleys burg. with two deputies went to the house this morning at 10 o'clock, ar rested the four and took them to the office of Justice of the Peace Hoke, where they were given a hearing. In default of bail they were taken to the Carlisle jail In an automobile owned by •I. Harper Lantz, of West Fairview. About a hundred people witnessed the arrest. British Forces Lose Total of 5,127 Men London, Sept. 1, 11 P. M..—The offi cial casualties suffered by the cavalry hrlgade and of three of thA divisions, less one brigade, of the British force in France, follows: Killed. 3(5 officers and 127 men. Wounded. 57 officers and fi29 men. Missing, 95 officers and 4,183 men. This report was received in London from the headquarters In France of the expeditionary force. As regards the men, as distinguished from officers, it is known that a con siderable proportion of the missing were wounded men who had been sent down country and regarding whom particulars were not available at head quarters. Among the missing are included those who have not been accounted for, and the list may comprise pris oners not wounded and stragglers aa well as casualties. The casualty lists as received in clude the names of officers only, i HARRISETJRG TELEGRAPH New War Minister Congratulates Australians LORD KITCHENER When he received the news that Australia is raisins: a second army of volunteers to be sent to Europe to fight under his generals, Lord Kitch ener, the new war minister, sent a message of congratulation to Mr. Cook, the Australian Prime Minister. Lord Roberts who sent a similar mes sage said, "I feel that the Australian ••M with a. hearty welcome and undoubted success. I am glad to me their colnnel-ln-chief." Eye Witness Tells of Prince's Death at Liege Copenhagen, via London, Sept. 2, 4.42 A. M.—The Hanover Courier prints the following account of an eye-witness of the death of Prince Frederick William of Llppe at Liege: "On all sides our detachment was surrounded by Belgian troops, who were gradually closing In for the pur pose of exterminating us. At the prince's command we formed a circle eight deep, maintaining a stubborn defense. At length a strong division arrived to support us. The prince raised himself from a kneeling po sition and turned to the standard bearer, who lay prone beside him, cov ering the standard with his body. " 'Raise the standard.' commanded the prince, 'so we may be recognized by our friends.' "The standard bearer raised the flag, waving it to and fro. This action im mediately brought upon the standard bearer »-d the prince a violent fusi lade. The standard was shot away and at the same moment the prince was struck in the chest and expired instantly." Germans Fail to Drive Wedge Through Allies London, Sept. 2. 5.03 A. M.—The Paris correspondent of the Times sends the following: "To-day I pushed up as near the front as possible, but could only get general impressions of the events of recent days. "It must be borne in mind that although on the left flank the allied armies have been forced to withdraw, their lines so far remain Intact. At no point has the enemy succeeded in driving a wedge through their circle, which is drawing closer and closer around the capital and gaining in strength as it retires. "Amid all the welter of war the British troops produced the great quality of efficiency. The spirit of Kitchener apparently pervades the whole British expeditionary force. The transport and commissariat are all excellent and they have withstood the slaughtering tactics of the German general staff with wonderful equa nimity." COUNCIL DECIDES TO READVERTISE FOR FILL HAULING BIDS Commissioners Hold Special Ses sion to Consider Problem; Mayor Submits Plan Two seperate bids, one to cover hauling of fill from Calder to Maclay street and one for hauling the neces sary material from Maclay to Divis ion streets, will be advertised for with in the next few days by City Com missioner M. Harvey Taylor, Superin tendents of Parks and Public Prop erty. Before advertising Superintendent Taylor will receive an estimate from City Engineer M. B. Cowden as to how much will be required to till in the river front to a point three feet west of the curb from Maclay to Division streets. Council this morning In special ses sion decided upon these steps as fur [ ther solution of the River Front "till\' I problem. : In connection with the River Front treatment, Mayor John K. Royal sub- I mitted a communication troin Horace iA. Keefer, L,inglestown, in which Mr. i Keeler suggests that the sand and , gra\ el from nearby islands in the river ]be pumped out and used for "till." ! Commissioner W. L. Uorgas stated 'that l'\ Herbert Snow, recently chief Isanitary engineer tor the State Board |ot Health and now chief of the engi neering bureau of the State Public ! Service Commission, had endorsed tut! ! same plan. Submits Shoemaker's Proposal Council had been specially convened for the purpose of acting on the single bid for hauling the till from the Sec ond street subway to between Oalder and Seneca streets, and Mr. Taylor showed the proposal of Roy L.. Shoe maker, the bidder. He wanted to do the work in 100 days with a guaran tee of 20,000 yards, and would carry It by industrial railway for 59 cents a yard. By dump wagon he offered to haul it for 7 5 cents. Commissioner Taylor pointed out thai the tilling in of the River Front trom ('aider to Maclay was Included in the Park De partment's general scheme for treat ing the embankment as far as the steps would be completed. Mayor Royal said that he thought the curb in Front street from Maclay to Division should be supported, as it was falling down in some places. Commissioner Taylor said he, too, agreed that it was important to pro test the curb. The State Water Sup ply Commission, 'however, had ex pressed its willingness to permit the till as far as the steps extended, Mr. Taylor staid. Furthermore, the Park Department wished to complete the treatment of the embankment, and that the amount of till that was avail able now is probably the only chance it will have to take advantage of this opportunity. "Now call a spade a spade," went on Mr. Taylor. "If you are going to use the park fund to support the street curb—that ought to be said. And then that park that lies below Maclay will be ragged and unfinished and in completed and remain so for years and years, perhaps." Will Not Require .Much Money Mr. Taylor said it would not require very much money for the filling in of the River Front where necessary above Maclay street; a few thousands, he thought, would suffice. It required only $3,200 to provide 7,500 yards that had been dumped above Maclay street and that that much more would very likely solve the present problem. "If you hadn't that much fill there, you wouldn't have any of your curb there now," finished the Park Super intendent. An ordinance to construct a sewer in Maclay street from Cameron street to Paxton creek and providing sfioo for the purpose was offered by Mr. Lynch. Civic Clnb Letter Filed The Civic Club sent Council a com munication protesting against the lay ing of water pipe In the River Park. Counjcll filed the letter and will no tify the club that action in the mat ter had been taken before the re ceipt of the communication. Follow ing is the letter: "To the President and Members of the City Council. "Gentlemen: Inasmuch as the Har rlsburg Civic Club has always stood for the betterment and tieauty of Har rlsburg, and inasmuch as we believe that the protection of our city trees is one of the most important factors in the beauty and comfort of the city, we therefore here voice our emphatic protest against the laying of the water main in the River Park, for such ac tion will undeniably bring about the destruction of many of our most val uable trees. "MARY JENNINGS, "Corresponding Secretary. "By order of the President and Board of Directors of the Harrisburg Civic Club." To-morrow will lie the first city registration day. You must register or yon cannot vote In November. WHEN HE IS WRONG I am not a sage or seer, There are man'"' problems here That I couldn't solve correctly if I tried. That I'm not so very wise Is a fact I recognize, And it's something that I do not try to hide. But in riding to and fro, I have noticed as I go Men engaged in wordy conflicts loud and long. And a dollar or a dime I will wager every time, The fellow with the loudest voice is wrong. On the trolley cars ;rou'll find Men of every sort and kind, And they settle every problem that Is known. They will quickly put to rout Every questionable doubt, And they mock at every answer but their owr I"1 admit that I don't know Half the things they say are so, . That I've doubts on many questions that are strong; Eut I'm sure It's safe to bet, If a wager you can get, That the fellow with tin loudest * voice Is wrong. When a man begins to shout And waves his arms about, When he voices his opinion in a shriek; When he works with lungs and Jaw And he tries to overawe His brothers who are mild and sane and meek. When he tries to advertise To the world that he Is wise, And he seeks to get the notice of the throng; By the volume of his chatter. What the subject doesn't matter, It Is always safe to waper that he's wrong. —Detroit Free-Press. SEPTEMBER 2, 1914. PARIS UNDISTURBED BYGERMMIIICE Possibility of Raid Is Believed to Be Very Slight by Resi dents of Capital By Associated Press London. Sept. 2. 3:43 A. M.—"With the Germans so near there has not been a day in the last month when Paris presented the appearance of such com plete calm," says the Paris correspon- I dent of the Chronicle. "More shops are open and rows of chairs have appeared before the chief cafes. "The possibility of a German raid Is very slight. Solitary fortresses may perhaps be masked, but the attempt to cut down the. Oise V alley towards Paris, except as a trivial raid without tirst routing the masses of the army, is madness. "We may assume that if the Ger mans have faced eastward and turned their backs on the British and other forces gathering in Plcardy (an old province in the north of France, but now forming the department of Somme and part of Oise, Pas De Calais and Aisne) they must either win an imme- Idlate victory or risk being caught be | tween the hammer and anvil. "If they win they will still have to meet other armies, including the large I garrison army. "Common sense is shown in prepar | Ing against any contingency. | "More than one edition dally of any newspaper is prohibited on pain of per manent suppression and the lights on the Seine bridges and riverside have been gratly reduced, no doubt out of regard for the Zeppelins and aeroplanes. No ChnnKP Perceptible "No considerable change is percept ible in the military situation and sit is believed that the main French army and the British wing still hold the line. So far the German turning movement by Western Belgium, which cost enor mous losses and risks, has been suc cessful, but now the position Is very different. The best Prussian and Han over troops are now exhausted and the Germans have now the main bodies of the allies to meet. * * * "The forts on which so manv brains have been spent are not silenced. What prospective defeat 1 , flight and piecemeal slaughter is open for the Germans. "A brief official review, Just Issued, reveals the vast extent of this unprece dented battlefield, seventy-five miles long. Forty-five miles sotithward from their main army the allies blocked the German path. "Whether the same British force is fighting on the Somme to the south west or another, we don't know. Near Sedan the French troops had to effect a slow retreat, but It repelled another German attack, and in so doing inflicted heavy German losses. Fresh German reinforcements then appeared from TtocroJ, a fortified town in the depart i ment of Ardennes, making towards * * * and fighting is now going on between * * • and the Meuse. "The official note on the fighting de scribes it as a kind of siege warfare. As every position previously captured by the French In the Vosges region has been strengthened and organized the French advance there is necessarily slow." CHICAno HOARD OP TRADE By Associated Press Chicago, 111., Sept. 2.—Board of Trade . closing: Wheat December, 1.11; December, 1.14%; May, 1.21%. Corn December, 73%; May, 75%. Oats December. 52%: May. 55%. Pork September, 20.00; January, 22.50. Ijard October, 10.22; January, 10.77. Ribs October, 12.22; January, 11.80. SAFE m SINE 4m EOWERS DEATH RITE Medical Journal Shows Few Are Injured Since Sale of Fire works Is Forbidden Advocates of the whizzing, banging, explosive styles of celebration of the nation's birthday will find consider able food for thought In the current issue of the American Medical Journal in the article which deals in compara tive tigures of the decrease In the death rate among youngsters due to the safe and sane variety. A comparative list of the larger cities of the country Is given for the last several years, among which is Harrisburg. Out of eighty-four Im portant cities 356 were killed and 12,- 54 2 Injured In the last eight years. And Harrisburg is eighty-third on the list. Following is the list of dead and In jured in this city since 1907: Year Killed Injured 1907 None 23 1908 1 78 1909 None 22 1910 None 3 1911 None 1 1912 None None 1913 None None 1914 None 1 Tb-morrow will lie the first city registration flay. You must register or you cannot vote in November. School of Commerce Opens With Increased Attendance The educational facilities of a com munity are as important from the com mercial standpoint as a city's indus tries. And commercial schools are business producers as well as Instruc tors of business methods. Hundreds of scholars come to Harrisburg every year from the cities, towns and rural districts of Central Pennsylvania. A great railroad center and a State capital has special aldvantages for promoting the growth of commercial schools. The School of Commerce is among the edu cational Institutions that have had a steady growth since 1907, when the school was taken over by the present management, W. H. Keller, business manager, and D. L M. Raker, principal. The school term opened yesterday with an attendance for the first day that gives promise of a greater en rollment than any preceding year. Last year 187 scholars were enrolled. The growth of the school has necessitated an additional room on the fourth door to accommodate the typewriter stu dents, the entire third floor of the Troup Building having been used for a number of years. Twenty-five new desks have been Installed for the use of those who are studying the Steno tvpe method. These desks are so con structed that they accommodate fifty students. Sixty visible typewriters of the most approved models are used, and six instructors who are specialists in the respective studies, are employed, in addition to the directors in charge. A complete commercial course, including shorthand typewriting, stenotype and typewriting, prepares the young folks for their entry into commercial life. To-morrow Mill be the first city registration day. You must register or you cannot vote in November. TETANUS PATIENT IMPROVES John Wallace, aged 12 years, son of of Mr. and Mrs. John Wallace, of Car lisle., who was admitted to the Har risburg Hospital two weeks ago, in a serious condition with tetanus, caused by bad teeth and an Infected ear, Is reported greatly Improved. CASTORIA For Infants and Children, Bears tno The Kind You Hun Ajwais Bought 81e T re PLAN BOAT CHANNEL AUG THE SHORE OF HARGEST'S ISLAND Bowman After Personal Inspection Finds He Must Remove Wall Around Intake Pipe Canoe and even heavy-draught mo torboats will be able to navigate the Susquehanna close to the eastern shore of Hargest's Island or Island Park after the channel changing op erations in that vicinity have been completed by City Commissioner H. F. Bowman, superintendent of public safety. The proposed new channel will be across the city's great intake pipe that furnishes water to the filter plant and incidentally to all At low water, however, It is expected that from twenty-four to thirty inches will flow over the pipe. A few hundred feet to the north of the pipe are huge boulders which ob struct the passage of possible craft down that side of the river and con tribute materially to the speed of the current. The water swings around from the upper point of the island and whirls at such speed as to carry sand, tiny bits of coal and other debris close to the mouth of the Intake pipe. To Change Stream's Course Commissioner Bowman's Idea Is to change the course of the stream to divert the flow of sand and other par ticles from the front of the in take's mouth, and in' order to do this he means to divert the flow to close to the shore line and over the supply pipe. This will be done by blowing the obstructing rocks out of the river above and changing the channel. With the great rocks out of the way the boatman can easily slip to the island below Independence and move into the new channel without fear of striking a snag. The intake's mouth, which is about twenty-four feet long and thirty inches high is shaped like a flat fun nel. Around the mouth of the funnel a small wall of stones had been built with a view to preventing the sand, tiny coal and debris of other kinds from being drawn through the nar rowly grated interstices of the open ing. At that, however, a tiny wall of sand approximately fourteen inches high has been piled up tn frr\it of the mouth of the great pipe while tons of the sand has been drawn into the sedimentation beds in the filter plant by the suction. Commissioner Bowman, who plod ded around the work with the water up to his shoulders, said he had to take from thirty to forty gondola car loads of sand from the sedimentation beds when cleaning them. This, he said, was all due to the washing and suction of sand through the intake. Mr. Bowman's plan now is to open the small wall around the intake's mouth and let the water flow through until all the sand is washed away from before the big pipe. Then the main channel will be so diverted as to carry the debris over the pipe and away from the mouth of the Intake. 1.000 COOKIES FOB ROMPER YOUNGSTERS Concert to Be Evening Feature; All Plans For the Day Completed /— — PROGRAM OF ROMPER DAY CONCERT FRIDAY March, "Battleship New York." Fulton Overture, "Orpheus" . . .Offenbach Caprice, "Garden of Love" . Archer Selection. "The Bat" Strauss Valse, "Daneuse" Miles Sextet from "Luccia" ....Donizetti Selection. "Adele" Briquet Intermezzo. "Eleanor" . . . .Deppen Overture, "Barber of Seville," Rossini Luncheon under the trees for the 3,000 playground youngsters at Reser voir Park on Romper Day, Friday, isn't going to be without real picnic flxin's. Of course, there will be sandwiches and lemonade and bananas and things, but there will be further trimmln's—- regular little folks' party trimmin's. Guess what? CookieS! Just 6,000 cookies will be supplied. Official announcement of the pres ence of the cookies was made to-day by City Commissioner M. Harvey Tay lor. All details for the big event have been completed, except the printing of the bond concert program. The con cert will begin at 7.30 and will be played by the Commonwealth band. Twenty-five trolley cars have been provided by the Harrisburg Railways Company to haul the youngsters from the various playgrounds to the Reser voir. Two cars will be necessary for the Boas, Calder, Fourth, Harris, Reily Hose and Twelfth street play grounds, three each for the Maple Hill, Penn and Sycamore and one each for the colored youngsters of the Twelfth, Hamilton, Island and Kelker streets. To-day the youngsters of the Boas playground got R real sweet sugges tion of Romper Day possibilities. Each youngster got a "lollypop," pre sented by Mr. Battls. Ellerslie Lots to Be Sold at Auction Monday The old Elder farm at Twenty fourth and Derry streets, has been sur veyed and approved by the city plan ning commission and the lots will be sold at auction, Labor Day, Monday, September 7. Sixty lots will be dis posed of to the highest bidder with privilege of adjoining lot at same price. This addition to be known as Ellerslie is among the most desirable tracts of land within the city limits. The tract has been known as the Elder farm for more than one hundred years. Condi tions of sale are published in detail elsewhere in this issue. The sale Is under the direction of Arthur C. Young, well-known local real estate operator. Mr. Young has suc cessfully conducted the sale of other tracts adjoining Harrisburg and Its su- , burbs, as well as In Coatesville. Lv kens Valley and other places. In addi tion to supervising the arrangements for the Ellerslie sale, Mr. Young is also conducting a sale tills week at Tyrone. Considering his success In disposing of sub-divisions, would Indicate that the Ellerslie sale will be among the most successful he has undertaken, especial ly as this tract of land Is within the city limits where frequent street car service and other facilities of the cits may be enjoyed.