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SUNDAY AS A DAY FDR RECREATIONS Ella Wheeler Wilcox Says Opposi tion to Sabbath Games Is Bigotry FALSE NOTION OF RELIGION Declares Golf Links and Tennis Courts Should Be Used by Week-weary Throngs By ELLA \V HFF I.F.R WHXXI \ |i ma pa change: lands Jand seas change; days of our early Christian fathers. In that it was a day of horror to children for humanly there are few localities now where such solemnity and mor bidness mark the coming of Sunday. People have ceased to think that God requires melancholy and gloom from those who loved Him or that H® de mands continual psalm singing on one day of the week as evidence of a devout mind. Sunday For Recreation As our land grows in population and the Trusts prow in monopoly of the soil and its products the struggle of the masses for a livelihood becomes greater and harder and the hours of leisure and pleasure fewer. There are hundreds of thousands of moral, hard working. God-loving human beings all about us who have no hours for re creation or for life in the open air save on Sundays. Any religion which debars these people from innocent recreations on that one day of the week is an un wholesome religion and will never open the gates of Paradise to its pro moters or followers. Lovers of golf and tennis find rest for the mind and vitality for the body In these harmless games. They send the tired toiler back to his indoor work on Monday morning with new energy and a refreshed mentality. Yet there are still a few of the old type of bigoted religionists who would prevent the opening of golf or tennis grounds on Sunday if they could. They would have the Puritan Sun flay of solemn silence and continual church going and psalm singing re established. They would make it a sin to be merry and laugh and sing any thing but hymns on Sunday. Looking Deeply Into Life These- people have not looked deep ly into life; they have not learned that sunshine and fresh air and all the gifts of Nature are an expression of the God they worship; they have not found out that health and vitality and innocent pleasures and joyous recreations are all agreeable to the Great Father who watches over His children just as they are agreeable and gratifying to the human father, who sees his children amusing them selves in harmless ways and basking in the beauties of Nature. The people who play golf or tennis or any outdoor game for the joy of the exercise and the pleasure and health to the obtained In this manner are remembering the Sabbath Day and keeping it holy. It is a holy thing to be healthy and happy and to rejoice in life and ac tion. It is far holier than to sit In a sunless room and mourn over the sins of the world and comment on the faults of one's neighbor. Alone With Thoughts All One's Own Every human being ought to sit alone with his own thoughts a few moments or an hour a day, and think about God. He ought to think about the Lords of Karma who watch over human lives, about the Invisible Helpers who are near, about the dear ones who have passed over the border to Spirit Realms. This should be done EVERT DAY, not merely on Sunday. But It can be done In the open •world, in the woods, or in the room or in the church as one may choose. Tt can even be done in the crowded pub way or surface cars by those who have learned how, through concen tration of thought, to find silence In the midst of noise and seclusion in throngs. An hour, or a half hour, or a qnar- I ter of an hour given EVERY day to holy and peaceful and reverential t.houghts opens the doors of heaven to us far more certainly than keeping Sabbath In the old-fashioned melan choly manner, and by shunning all pleasure, all games, all amusements for one day In the week. Exery day should be a holy day, hut the one and only day in the week when work-weary men and women have freedom to enjoy the outer world and invigorating games and sports should not be spoiled by falre notions of what constitutes religion. It is sometimes easier to praise God and love our fellow men while driving a golf ball In the open air than while sitting through an Interminable ser mon based on worn-out dogmas which misrepresent the glory and goodness of our Omnipotent Creator. This is one of the strongholds which the Roman Catholic priests have upon their people—they under stand their need of such recreations and encourage them in outdoor exer cise on Sunday, so long as they are faithful at service. Germans Say They Won Fight East of Paris By Associated Press London, Sept. 11, 11.15 A. M.—A Central News dispatch from Amster dam early to-day quoted General Von Stein announcing an official statement issued in Berlin that In the fighting eaßt of Paris the allies captured fifty guns and made some thousands of German prisoners. It now appears there is an error in the telegraphic transmission and the Berlin statement is officially corrected, according to the Amsterdam corres pondent of the Central News to read s follows; "To the eastward of Paris in the vicinity of, and across the Marne parts nt the German army were attacked by hostile forces coming from Pari& Af ter fierce fighting between Me&ux and MontmlraJi, they repulsed the enemy and even themselves advanced, but on receipt of news of the arrival of strong hostile columns began to re tire. It.was not pushed bv the enemy. The German troops took fifty guns and some thousand prisoners." FRIDAY EVENING, HAKRISBURG S&JS& TELEGRAPH SEPTEMBER 11, 1914 GRADUATES OF HIGH S LEAVE FOR COLLEGE WITHIN FEW DAYS jjk HAMPTO/V Mf STEAM SHOVEL AND ' ■ITER Oil Will Gangs of Men Busy at Several Places on River Wall; Closing the Dam While a steam shovel gouges tons of i earth from the river bank at the foot of Market street to prepare the foun dations for the proposed coal wharf i along the wall, concrete mixers, dump wagons and a big gang of carpenters, J excavators and Concrete gangs are equally busy on other parts of the ■ city's "front steps." From Iron alley to Market street the wall and steps have been com pleted. Between Market and Walnut 1 there Is a gap whiclr is to be filled by ! the 400-foot wharf. From Walnut street as far north as South street the stringers and base wall have been finished: the steps have been placed to a point beyond Pine street. More pier forms are being set in the vicinity of South street, and additional base wall is being put in. As soon as the) stringers are completed the contrac tors will place the steps. With the completion of the section to South street it is expected that work will be started immediately on the con struction of the concrete walk from \\ alnut street northward. Ihinipinir Station Problem The fact that the stringers must be placed so close to the water's edge on a high embankment in the vicinitv of the pumping station, is still a problem for the contractor. It means that the work at that point cannot be pushed as rapidly as is desired. From Herr street southwardly, how ever, gangs of men are placing string eers and foot-wall, and it is expected that the steps will be put down on that section just as rapidly as possible. From the northern end of "Hardscrab ble" to a point near Muench the steps have been finished and stringers are in nearly to Maelay street. Not any of the walk has been constructed north of "Hardsi-rabble," however. On the dam the work is almost fin ished. Only «a narrow gap on the western side remains, and this Is be ing gradually closed. There are big stretches at different places on the dam that have not yet been fitted with slabs, but it Is probable that the slabs will not be adjusted on these sections until the gap in the framework on the western side is closed. Paxton creek Improvement work is moving along, too. The creek bed has I been concreted to beyond Paxton i street In the lower part of the city and to a point above North street in the upper district. It is purposed to close | these gaps as soon as possible. His Reprisal Threat Stirs Up Ear ope Kw,rra igf BWrgvrao GENERAL FREDERICK FUNSTON Washington, D. C., Sept. 11—Despite the assurances of the administration to the contrary, reports of prospective trouble In Mexico continue. This trouble Is likely to come as the result of General Funston's threat of reprisal of Carranza carried out his order sus pending all train service between Vera Cruz and Mexico City. American in tervention Is sttil suggested in current rumors. One diplomatic officer, commenting laconically on the situation, said: "It's a fine mess down there now." He re fused to have anything; further to say. This Fall i j Within the next week several dozen ? high school graduates of this city will leave their homes for various colleges. ! t Many of the graduates have taken - football, track and field honors here, I *] while others have taken scholastic, i honors. According to the Central and j s Technical High School records, the j < lixllowlng graduates will enter coilege: I i Central—Helen Wilson. 934 North Second. Swarthmore; Russell Lindsav. I 716 State, Pennsylvania State; Harold j i Fast, 27 North Seventeenth, State; ' General Leman Tells of Fighting in and About Forts at Liege By Associated Press London, Sept. 11, 9.30 A. M.—Gen eral Leman, the Belgian commander who gained fame for himself by his l defense of the Liege forts when hej was made a prisoner sent the fol lowing letter to King lbert of Bel gium. according to an Amsterdam dispatch the Central News: "After the honorable engagement of August 4, 5, 6 I considered that the Liege forts could not play the role of forts of arrete (prabably arrest or stoppage!. I nevertheless maintained the military government in order to co-ordinate the defense as rruch as possible and to exercise a moral in fluence upon the garrison. "Your Majesty is not ignorant that was at Fort Loncin on August 6 at noon. You will learn with grief that the fort was blown up yesterday at 5.20 in the afternoon, the greater part of the garrison being buried under the ruins. That 1 did not lose my life in that catastrophe is due to my escort who drew me from a stronghold whilst I was being suffocated from gas exploded powder. I was conveyed to a trench where 1 fell. A German captain gave me a drink and I was made a prisoner and taken to Liege. "I am certain that I have shown carelessness In this letter but I am physically shattered by the explosion of Fort Loncin. In honor of our arms 1 have surrwendered neither the fort ress nor the forts. "I design to ask your pardon, sirs. In Germany where I am proceeding my thoughts will be as they always have been, of Belgium and the king. I would willingly have given my life the. better to serve them but death was not granted to me. 'Lieutenant General Leman." THE FORBIDDEN StBJKCT Mayor Mitchel dined with Mr. Roosevelt. They talked about the weather; 'lhey talked the latest dance; They talked tne question whether ihe iiiants liaa a chance; 'lhey talked ot streams You tind in dreams. That beat the fabled Styx; But never, when together. Did they talk politics: They talked of macaroni; ] Tney talked ot oyster stew; i They talked of batns at Coney; i ihey talked of Piisen brew, Tney talked about | J. Johnson s clout; I They taiKed of other licks; j But mere is testimony j 'ihey talked no politics! I They talked of Paris fashions; I l ney talked ot auto touts; ' They talked of ptiinal passions; ; i ney talked of Carlsbad cures; Ihey talked of pies And summer skies; i They talked of bonds and bricks, i But never. O Caucasians, Did they talk politics! They talked of modern drama; Ihey talked of ancient tunes; They talked of Tibet's Lama; Tney talked of macaroons; They talked ot pups And yachting cups, They taiKed or banies' tricks And Hainey's panorama. Hut ne'er talked politics! A IKUiI I'E it) Tilt, CANDIDATE One morning when Tom Shipp was running for Congress in Indianapolis, a man called him up on the telephone and requested an interview with him. Shipp had a busy day before him and intimated that opportunities fur interviews were limited. "Well, Tom," said the voice over the telephone, "you certainly ought to talk to me. I've known you ever since you were a little bit of a kid. You know that, don't you?" "Yes,"* said Tom mendaciously. "I know that." "And I've loved you as if you were my own son," continued the voice. "I've always been devoted to your in terests. You know that, don't you, Tom ?" "Of course," agreed Shipp. "And always," relentlessly pursued the admirer, "I've watched your career and voted with unspeakable pride your rapid advancement. It has made me happier than I can say. You know that, don't you, Tom?" "Certainly," replied Tom, whose arm was beginning to ache from holding the receiver. "You say you're too busy to see me In your office?" asked the admirer in an Incredulous tone. "I've got an engagement somewhere else," explained the candidate. "Where will you be about half an hour from krow?" I Shipp considered for a moment. | "In the lobby of the Claypool Ho tel," he gave the information. ! "What part of the lobby?" "Say, why do you want to know that " asked Shipp. ".Well, you see," confided the other, "I want to be sure of finding you— land I really don't know what you look like."—The Populir Magazine. Howard Milligan. 538 PefTer, State; James Gardner, 61 North Fourteenth, State: Roland lienn, 1240 Mulberry, State; Robert Rinkenbach, 216 Fors ter, State: Carol Wllhelm, 814 North Second. State; Boas Sites. 1008 North Sixth, State: Porter Harris. 221 North Second, State: Harold Gernier, 1012 James. Bueknell: Kathryne Shull. Hummelstown. Wellesley; Sarah Wen sell, Paxtang, Wellesley; Leo DeLone, 920 North Third, University of Penn sylvania; Ruth Koons, 2121 North Third. Hood, Frederick, Md.: Eliza beth Dill. 300 Crescent, Drexel Insti tute: Mildred Dull. 626 Camp, Millers vllle; Aline Bateman, 426 Kelker, German Headquarters Silent on Movements By Associated Press Berlin, via Copenhagen and London, Sept. 11, 12.10 P. M.—ln accordance with its principle of reporting only ac complished with its principle of re porting only accomplished facts the general headquarters of the army in Berlin is still silent concerning the great battle which is being fought to the east of Paris. The Berlin censors, however, are permitting local papers to publish dispatches from abroad and from these the people of Berlin have learned that great events are now tak ing place. In the meanwhile the Ger man fleet is active in the Baltic. It is reported U> have invaded the Gulf of Bothnia, where it captured and sunk a Russian merchant steamer, the Ulea borg. Austrian Torpedo Boat Blown Up Near Ferna By Associated Press Rome, Sept. 10, Via London. Sept. 11. 8:50 A. M. Acording to the Tribuna, an Austrian torpedo boat has been blown up near Ferna, twentv-seven miles south of Triest. in Istria. after striking a mine. A number of wound ed Austrians. who have arrived in Triest. state that d iring the battle of Lemberg all the Austrian officers of three battalions tied, leaving the bat talions in the woods, where they were annihilated. Only fifty men escaped. Dutch "Angel of Mercy" Attends Wounded Uhlan This photograph of a Dutch Slater attending a wounded German Uhlan was taken a little over ten days «go at a Dutch hospital, just across the bor der from Belgium. In the hospital are both Belgian and German wounded. The men of the two nationalities are kept strictly separated. The room ad joining the one in whitJ» thia photo waa snapped was filled with Injured Bel gian*. State Normal; Mabel Harris, 2354 North Sixth. State Normal; Paul Ri mer, 2239 Penn, Cornell; Max Relley, 129 Pine, Cornell; Mae Thompson, 1621 Chestnut, Albright: Donald Smith. 502 Muench, Philadelphia Col lege of Pharmacy. Tech—Harry Cohen, 915 North Sixth, State; John Gaugler, 8 Ever green. Carnegie Tech: Albert Hart wlck, 27 South Fifteenth, Carnegie Tech: Morton Kay, 1802 Green, Le high; John Lloyd, 83 North Seven teenth. State: Tom Lippman. 632 Mahantongo, State; Luther Zimmer man. 1524 Berryhlll, State; John El seheid, 13 North Fifth, Lehigh. Man Carrying Diary Is Shot by Soldiers I.ondon, Sept. 11, 4 A. M.—A Jesuit priest who escaped from Louvain be fore destruction of that city has written his father. Philip Cooley, of this city, as follows: "All our people escaped except eleven scholastlea One of these was shot at once as he had a diary of the war on his person. The others were taken to Brussels where they were to have been shot, hut the American minister stepped in and stopped it. He told the Germans that his govern ment would declare war if any of these persons were shot." REALTY TRANSFER UP TOWN A realty transfer of importance was transacted to-day between H. F. Smith and the Shearer Realty Company. The property is situated at Third and Em erald streets. Fourth and Emerald streets and Logan and Emerald streets. The amount paid by the Shearer Realty Company was not made public. SHE THREW BRICKS Myrtle Reed was sent to jail this afternoon. It is believed the woman is demented. She was throwing bricks at the neighbors who reside in the vicinity of Cowden and Walnut streets. FINED FOR SOLICITING Miles Wilson, colored, aged 20 years, was fined $25 by Mayor John K. Royai this afternoon for soliciting. In de fault of payment of the tine Wilson was sent to jail. Distinctively Individual J \ M THE TURKISH BLEND % CIGARE "TTE A^ieiully^blenH. oi I Poincare Says Germans, and Not French, Use Deadly Dum Dum Bullets Washington, D. C„ Sept. 11. Presi dent Poincare, of France, has cabled to President Wilson a reply to the protest of Emperor William which 1 barged that the allies have been using dum-dum bullets. The French president declared in his message that Emperor William was attempting to shift the responsibility for the use by Germany of dum-dum bullets practically since the outbreak of the war. Russian Hospitals Care For Wounded Austrians By Associated Press London, Sept. 11, 12.45 P. M.— Reuters Telogram Company has a dis patch from its correspondent at Pet rogxad and says that after the recent fighting with the Austrian left wing, the enemy s rear fled In such panic that regiments became inextricably! mixed and blocked the roads and bridges. Those furtherest behind re sorted to the strength of their arms to force their way through the men ahead of them. The roads were litter ed with overturned carts, the horses evidently having been used as mounts by the men in retreat. Many Russian hospitals, the corres pondent continues, to-day harbor more Austrian wounded than Russian. A correspondent of the Bourse Ga zette, the Reuter man continues, re counts that at Bendzin, in Russian Po land, the Germans compelled some Po lish miners to load the coal trucks of their trains. The miners did so. but concealed high explosives in the fuel. The results were appalling, it is said that one military train was de stroyed and that an ammunition fac tory was wrecked. Cossacks are credited with having wrecked a Ger man armored train carrying quick fir ing guns, at a point northwest of Chenstokoff. Young Girl Attacked by Germans Before Eyes of Her Helpless Mother By Associated Press New York. Sept. ll.—Prince Nich olas EiigalitchcfT, former Russian vi<-e --cnnsnl in Clilea<jo. returning to America to-day on the steamer Flandre, made public a statement whleli. he said, had been given liliu In Paris by William A. Clark, former l T nited States senator from .Montana, wltli the request that It be given to the American press. The statement follows: "'rell the American people of this case, which I have investigated. It is that of a Belgian family, the father of whom was shot dead hy the Germans and the mother lashed to a chair, while the soldiers attacked her 16-year-old daughter before her eyes. The mother became a raving maniac. I have the daughter under my care here." French Storm House and Discover Uhlans Paris, Sept. 11, 6.35 a. m.—The residents of a small locality in the Department of the Oise informed the military authorities of the strange doings in a house in that vicinity and that they suspected that spies were working there. A company of zouaves was sent to the place and during their inquiry they were fired on from the place. Taking the house by assault, they found several Uhlans inside, who It was found received the reports of spies regarding the number and move ments of the French forces. War Bulletins London. Sept. 11. 3i2S P. M. The official bureau to-day gave nut thr following announcementi "The gen eral retirement of the enemv con tinues. The British forces yesterdav captured l,.'itlll prisoner*, including wounded, and several guns, including Maxims and large quantities of trans port." Paris, Sept. tl. 3(17 P. M. News from the fighting line to the east of Paris Is to the effect that at some points the Germans have retired from sixty to seventy-five kilometers (from thirty-seven to forty-six miles). Paris. Sept. 11. llilo A. M. The Figaro this morning prints a state ment to the effect that there are about 20,000 priests serving In the ranks of the French army. I.ondon, Sept. 11. 2i3o P. M. The Admiral-ty reports that most of the prisoners aboard the Hamburg-Ameri can I.lne steamer Rethanla, which has arrived at Kingston, Jamaica, a prlr.e of the British, are from the crew of the Kaiser Wllbelm Der Grosse, who escap ed In a collier when the liner waa sunk hy a British cruiser. Bordeaux, Sept. 11. t rtO p. M. President Polncare has written a letter to Minister of War Mlllerand, asking htm to convey the congratulations of the Ciovernment to General Joffre and the French army on the brilliant suc cesses gained In co-opera-tlon with the Kngllnh allies. In repulsing the Germans to the east of Paris. New York, Sept. 11. The llrat ship ment of dye stuffs to reach here from Gernnny since the beginning of the war. arrived September 7, It was learn ed to-day, as part of the enrgo of 'the steamship Botterdniu. The shipment consisted of 350 packages consigned to American Importers. Washington, D. C.» Sept. 11. Sec retary Daniels had before him to-day a protest agalnert navy censors in Mar coni wireless telegraph stations. Through Its counsel the company con tends that the Navy Department has no lurisillctlon or authority over Ha opera tions. New York, Sept. 11. Five liners, bringing Vmerlcan home from Europe, landed 2.0(12 passengers In New York to-day. Among the vessels was the Creole, chartered by the Government for the relief of Americans, which ar rived with 126 persons. , TOWN LIKE AN EMPTY SHELL By Associated Press London. Sept. 11. 2.55 A. M.—An Amsterdam dispatch to the Chronicle says that the Belgians are back again In Termonde, which town Is like an empty shell after th" destruction don? by the Germans when the residents were unable to raise a contribution of $200,000. KESHER ISRAEL 10 OPEN JEWISH SCHOOL [Continued From First Page] discussed for opening a Jewish school in Harrisburg. A complete board of directors was elected. Rabbi Album, of Philadelp'na, was elected principal and given authority to select such teachers as he may need. Pupils will I be enrolled within the next two weeks, jlt Is expected that the school will l opt P lln attendance of 250. Until such a time when a morti suitable place can be secured for schools of various grades, the rooms on the first floor of the synagogue will be used as school rooms. All branches of study found in the curriculum of Jewish schools in other cities will be taught in Harrtsburg. Rabbi Album is highly recommended as a man who will fill the needs of the new school. These officers will have charge of the school department: President. David Goldberg; vice president, S. Krantzman; secretary. M. Winfield; treasurer, M. Gross; di rectors, Max Williams. W. Friedman. S. Michaelwitz, Samuel Irishman, Da vid Kline, Simon Frank, Eli Golstein. The new school board will meet next week to take up other details. Belgian Commission to Protest to Wilson By Associated Press New York, Sept. 11. —The King of Belgium commission to protest against German violation of Belgian neutral ity and alleged atrocities in Belgium arrived here to-day enroute for Wash ington where they will outline their case to President Wilson. Count Louts de Lichtervelde, secre tary of the commission, said: "I have read what is said to be the statement of Emperor William that Belgian citizens fired on German sol diers. Except in isolated cases this is not so. With the breaking out of the war King Albert issued an official proclamation which was distributed in large posters in all the cities, com manding civilians to take no part in the fighting. The same notice was carried in the daily newspapers. "I was In Antwerp about August 20 when German air craft passed over the city and dropped bombs. One of these dropped on a government build ing not far from where I stood. Sev eral innocent persons were killed." Washington, Sept. 11.—As President Wilson goes to < 'Ornish. N. H., to-day for the week-end, it will not be possi ble for him to receive the Belgian commision here before his return next week. If the commission comes to Washington to await the President's return it probably will be received In the meantime by Secretary Bryan. Marked Advances Made Against German Force Washington, Sept. 11.—The French embassy to-day received from Bor deaux the following dispatch dated September 11, but presumably written last night: "To-day at eighteen o'clock (6 p. m.) from indications given by the War Department, marked advances against the German right wing have been gained by our troops. To the north of La Feit. Sous Joumrre, the first German army was obliged to re corss the Marne and yesterday night below a lone formed by the river Lad hins and Mezy and Rere en Tradenos. "The Marine valley was free from German troops according to reports by the British aviation corps. Our troops at Champaign were forced by the Third Germany army to retire to Gourgancon and Salonis, but part of what we lost was regained. "The Fifth German nrmy before. Vassin-court in the Argonne was at tacked by our troops. We progressed slightly. • "The Fort Genicourt in the Meuse was attacked by the Germans. "Slight progress on the road to Champenolx. Part of that' advance was lost. "As for Maubeuge we have' no offi cial confirmation of its having been taken. The garrison was not half what German agencies say.'' Special Privilege Treaties A brogated Washington, D. C., Sept. 11. A. Rustem Bey, Turkish Ambassador, was advised yesterday by his government that all conventions between the Pow privlleges or restricting the sover ers and Turkey conferring special elgnty of the Porte had been abro gated. The Ambassador made this an nouncement: "A cablegram to the Turkish Am bassador from the Ottoman Minister of Foreign Affairs states that by Im perial irade the Ottoman government has abrogated from October 1 the conventions known as the capitula tions restricting the sovereignty of Turkey In her relations with certain Powers. "Alt privileges and immunities ac cessory to these conventions or issu ing therefrom are equally repealed. Having thus freed ltvelf from what was an Intolerable obstacle to all progress in the Empire, the Imperial government has adopted as the basis of Its relations with the other Powers the general principles of international law." ! In announcing receipt of the cable jgram the Turkish Ambassador said, '"This war is Turkey's opportunity."