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Unpleasant Weather Conditions and Outbreaks of Disease Cause Lull in War Area
LXXXIII— No. 228
Republican Candidate Preaches
Agricultural Conservation
to Thousands
Shows How the Farmer and the
State Can Make the Hill
sides Blossom
Dr Martin G. Brumbaugh talked
practical agricultural conservation,
not theories, and from the standpoint
of a true son of the soil to thousands
of people in Union, Snyder and Mittiin
counties yesterday. He closed his day
by a meeting in Lewistown that threw
the recent McCormick-Palmer "visit
into a pitiable contrast. It was a day
of triumph for Dr. Brumbaugh. From
Lewisburg to Lewistown he was in
the county where he was known and
he was greeted by almost 7,000 peo
After leaving Lewisburg the doctor
and his party went into Snyder coun
ty and held meetings at Selinsgrove,
Middleburg, Beavertown, Adamsburg,
McClure and other places. Colonel T.
S. Crago joined Congressional Candi
dates Garland and Lefean and State
Chairman Crow met the party at
Lewistown. To-day the party went
on to Blair and Dr. Brumbaugh hur-j
ried to Philadelphia to lay a corner- I
stone The loeal candidates accom-1
panird the party yesterday and to-day I
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For Hnrrlnhnrc nnd vlrlnltyi Fair
tn-olKht nml Saturdays continued
For Fnstrrn f'enn* vl« anla t Cloudy !
.'o-nlcht, Saturday fnlrj continued
cool* moderate north and north- I
went alndH.
The runln rher will remain nearly
stationary to-nlulit and Satur
day. A Mane of about .M of a foot
t« Indicated f«r Harrlfihurc Sat
urday moritjtii;.
fieneral ( ondltlnoa
The dlNturhancc tlinj nan central
off the Middle tJulf ronut, Thurn- j
dnv mornlnK. lian moved north
ea ft ward nnd in now central off
the South C arolina ponnt. ft hum
cauNed general and moderately
heavy rain* In the laat twenty
four bourn In the Bivt tiiilf and
South Atlantic Stitcii Hkoircrii
noHtiy light. have fallen over the
i.ake region and Upper Ohio Yal
lev and thence eaMtuard to the
emperature: S a. nt., SO.
jun: RINCB, J.'O a. M.J acta, I.M)
I>. m.
Moons First quarfer, September 2*\,
7:30 p. m.
River Stnße: Klglit-tent ha of a i
foot above low wnter mark.
\ eaterday'a Weather
Hiuhent teiupernture, 71.
T.oweHt tempernture, r»S.
Mean temperature. <ll.
Normal •temperature* Id*
Joseph Kohlcr and Mary Wagner,
Lester Hauf, Penbrook, and Florence 1
E. Walker, city.
This Season's Silks
More \incrlrnii xllkM will he
Kuril this M-IIMOU than ever be
And we have no reason to he
ashamed of the showing tliey
will make.
The weaves are good, the col
ors sure. tin. patterns attrac- I
The average American woman |
cannot help but feel a thrill of
patriotism as she sees what beau- 1
tlftil fabrics our own artisans
have wrought.
Where to see them at their
You will tind the advertising 1
columns a safe, sure and pleas
ant guide.
Late News Bulletins
Washington, Sept. 25. Administration officials to-day awaited the
cr>stallijsation of events in the break between (Jenerals CurraiiM and
Villa, still hopeful that efforts now being made to settle tlieir differences
would merl with success. This leeling: Is shared also by Rafael Kubarau
Company, head of the constitutionalist agency here.
Washington, Sept. 25.—Official dispatches received to-day nt tho
French embassy are identical with those given out in Paris, but the fol
lowing statement is added: "We have repulsed the German cavalry to
ward llani and were holding at .the end of the day Rcthonvlllicrs, Freu
nieres and Ribecourt.
Toronto, Ont., Repl. 25. —Sir .lames I*. Whilney, premier or Onta
rio, Is dead.
London. Sept. 25. 2 P. Sl.—The Rome correspondent of the Ex
change Telegraph Company says that Major Roja Tankaviteh, to whose
Intrigues the source of the present war was traceable, has, according
to a Vienna dispatch, been found dead by Austrians near Krupagne,
Whore he commanded a battery of artillery In a recent battle.
Mahon. 111.. Sept. 25. —Colonel Roosevelt began the last day of his
Illinois campaign to-day with a speech here this afternoon, lie will
speak-in several other Southern Illinois towns later in the day and
close with a speech In Kast St. f/ouis to-night.
I/Ondon, Sept. 25, -1.17 P. Sl.——Cabling from Amsterdam the corre
spondent of the Central News says a telegram received there from
Maestrieht declares that the Germans are blowing up all the bridges In
the vicinity of that city that might be or strategic value to the ene
Albany. X. V., Sept. 25.—What the proposed great Inland water
way from Massachusetts bay to the Rio Grande would mean to the na
tion In time of war was discussed here to-day by Secretary Daniels of
the Navy Department before the convention of the Atlantic Deeper
Waterways Association.
Woodshole, Mass., Sept. 25.—Word was received from Nantucket
this afternoon thai the Marconi wireless station at Slawconset was
closed at I P. M. The closing was ordered yesterday by Secretary of
the Navy Daniels who fixed the hour of suspension nt noon to-day.
Washington, Sept. 26.—Capt. Samuel S. Rurdett, 78 years old. once
commander-in-chief of the Grand Army or the Republic, died yester
uav in England. His body will be cremated Monday.
Cousin of Rev. Bullitt, Known in
Harrisburg, Pictures Scenes in
Capitol of the Kaiser
Describes Courage of the People;
Bitterly Arraigns England;
Pities the Czar
How an American who has spent
years in Germany sympathizes with
the Kaiser and his subjects in the
present European war is graphically
told by Frau Agatha M. Bullitt Gra
biscli. of Berlin, in a letter written to
this country last month.
Frau Grabiseh is a first cousin of
the Rev. James F. Bullitt, rector of
St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal
Church, this city, and is a native of
Louisville, Ky. Most of her time dur
ing the past ten years has been spent
in Berlin, and In the present war she
is just as heartily in sympathy with
the German cause as any German—
and doesn't hesitate to say so.
, j A number of Harrlsburgers are ac
quainted with Frau Grabisch, having
. i met her when she visited here. She
11 has jnot been in America since July
11 of last year, at Ihe time of her mar
l' rlage in Kentucky to Herr Grabisch.
. I The couple visited the Rev. Mr. and
. | Mrs. Bullitt on theft- wedding trip
. back to Germany. Herr Grabisch is
. I engaged in literary work In Berlin.
In her letter, which was written for
the Louisville Courier-Journal, Frau
Grabisch says:
Courage of the German People
Berlin, Aug. 13.—A great world ex
perience has been accorded to every
man. woman and child privileged to
|be in Berlin this summer—an expe
dience that uplifts and inspires, that
takes one out of oneself and makes
! one forget personal want and care in
| the unbounded admiration for a high-
I minded, big-hearted, loyal people, sore
| beset on every side by enemies who
j had not the courage to stand out for
| the right. Or must It be said to thetr
everlasting shame that the hope for
material gain ha 3 been their motive
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Efficient Auxiliary to County Com
mittee Formed; McCormick
Angers Hill Men
| With an attendance that more than
tilled the three large rooms of the
' Dauphin county headquarters in the
! Wyeth Building, the second meeting
j of'the Dauphin County Republican |
' League was held last evening. New |
i members were enrolled and the de-1
l< ision was reached to make the league
a permanent organization, with j
branches in every one of the voting
districts of the county. It will work
I in co-operation with and as an aux
iliary to the city and county Republi
can committees, and William 11. Hor
ner. county chairman, and Harry F.
lOves, city chairman, are the chairmen,
land Al. S. (Cooper, secretary of the
leountv committee, is the secretary.
Voters from all over the city and
| from all walks of life were present
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Every voter should bear these
days in mind. If he wants to vote I
'n November.
1 To pav taxes, October 3.
October 3. 1
I« a
Pennsy, Northern Central and the
Reading Preare to Handle
Thousands of Visitors
Railroads running into Harrisburg
are preparing for a great rush dur
ing the week of October 5, when the
State firemen will he guests of Har
risburg lire companies. Commencing at
5 o'clock on the morning of October
8, the day of the parade, special trains
will be run from Baltimore, Phila
delphia, Allentown, Heading, AVil
llamsport, Wilkes-Barre, Altoona and
Winchester, Va.
At York, starting at 8 o'clock, spe
cial trains will be run to Harrisburg
every fifteen minutes, until the rush
is over. York expects to send 5,000
people to Harrisburg on October 8.
Both the Pennsylvania Railroad, and
the Heading railway will announce a
schedule of special trains next week.
Reading trains will unload on the
track along Ninth street. The Pennsy
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Work Hour and Seven
Minutes to Dig Man
Out of Ditch Cave-in
While working In an eleven-foot
I <lltoh in Zarker street near Nineteenth
at 10.SO o'clock this morning Edward
Walker, aped 36 years. 518 State
street, was probably internally Injured
when the side of the ditch caved in
covering him with ground up to his
Seven men worked an hour and
i seven minutes to dig him out. Tho
[ ambulance was summoned and he was
taken to the Harrisburg Hospital
Walker is employed by Stacker
Federal Salary Cut
Urged to Save Money
Special U The Telegraph
■Washington, D. C.. Sept. -23 Pre«i
dent Wilson's salary will be cut s!> 000
while the salary of every other Federal
employe who draws ?100 a month or
more will be reduced, beginning Novem
ber 1, for a war economy measure If
u bill introduced by Senator Sheppard
of Texas, is passed.
The proposed rut begins at $1,200 sal
aries at 2 per cent., scaling up to 12 per
cent, on all salaries in excess of $6 000
so that the full effect of the cut would
be felt by Senators. Representatives
and Cabinet officers. All armv and navv
officer:- - would also be affected by tills
Senator Sheppard has been particu
larly displeased by the cut in the river
and harbor appropriations on account of
tho war emergency, and he feels that
all divisions of the Government service
should also economize.
Washington. D. C„ Sept. 25.—The
legislative program before the House
will keep Congress in session at least
a month longer, according to Chair
man Henry, of the rules committee.
He said at the White. House to-day
that as soon as the war revenue bill
was disposed of a special rule for
twelve hours' debate on the Philip
pine bill and another for eight hours'
r'ebate on the ship purchase bill will
be brought in.
Secretary Garrison Tells General
Funston Not to Withdraw
Within Next Ten Days
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C„ Sept. 25.—Sec
retary Garrison to-day ordered Brig
adier-General Funston, commanding
the American forces at Vera Cruz, not
to withdraw during the next ten days.
Secretary Garrison announced that
the order was caused by a delay in the
adjustment of many details incident
to the transfer of funds and the cus
toms house.
Mexico City, Sept. 2 s.—Prominent
men here believe there still is a chance
to make peace between Carranza and
Villa before the breach becomes irre
parable. Meanwhile the general pub
lic here does not seem to have been
Informed of the controversy.
There has, however, been no re
sponse to telegrams sent by influential
Mexicans to Villa begging him to
make peace. Discussion in official
circles indicates a belief that Villa's
action might afford a pYetext. for con
tinued American occupation of Vera
Antonio Villareal, governor of the
state of Kuevo Leon, who has just left
here for Monterey, telegraphed to
Villa before starting as follows:
"I,et us not drown the ideals of the
revolution in human blood, nor foment
Irreparable division through discord,
let us pacify the country and return
to reason.''
Not Only Takes Her
Money but Eats Hole
in a Newly-baked Pie
While Mrs. Maude M. Kiehl, 40fi
North street, was on the second floor
ol' her home this morning someone,
believed to be a tramp, entered the
house, stole S3O from a nurse, ate part
of a newly baked pie and got away.
Mrs. Kiehl notified the police de
partment, but no clue to the thief has
been found.
By Associated Press
London, Sept.' 25, 3.30 A. M. —A
Pretoria dispatch to the Reuter Tele
gram Company says it is officially an
nounced that the German post at
Schuckmannsberg, near Zambesi,
South Africa, surrendered without op
position on September 21 to the
Rhodesian police. The German resi
dent was take nto Livingstone.
ropn Pit's ri.rsskd monks
Bordeaux. Sept. 25. one of the last
acts of the late Pope Pius, savs La
Llberte, was to give his blessing to
the Capuchin monks who are fighting
in the ranks of the French army. The
superior general of the monks, who ob
tained the blessing of the Poi,e, is
Father Venace, In civil life Paul Dodo
who was an old schoolmate of Presi
dent Poincare at the Nancy high school.
London. Sept. 25, fi.26 A. M.—Em
peror William is. suffering from a
severe cold, according to the Geneva
correspondent of the Chronicle. He
caught it in the trenches before Ver
dun. where he was drenched by the
rain when recently viewing his' sol
President Declines Offer Made by
Democrats in State of
New Jersey
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., Sept. 25.—At the
direction of President Wilson, Secre
tary Tumulty to-day wrote a letter to
New Jersey Democrats, declining to
have them endorse the President for
a second term.
Secretary Tumulty's letter was to
Edward E. Grosscup, State treasurer
of New Jersey. It follows:
You were generous enough to
consult me as to whether the
Democrats of New Jersey should
at this time endorse the President
for a second term. I had a talk
with the President about it and
he deeply appreciates the gener
osity of the suggestion; but New
Jersey is his home State, the men
who would act in this matter are
his own personal friends and he
feels that it might seem as if ho
were taking advantage qf the ex
traordinary situation now •exist
ing to gain some personal advan
tage through such an expression
of confidence by them.
This would be inconsistent with
his whole thought and spirit and
he shrinks from it as from some
thing that would embarrass him,
rather than help hini.
He feels confident that you will
know the spirit in which he says
this; that in urging the Demo
crats of New Jersey not to do this
he is not abating in the least his
deep appreciation.
It was understood the President de
cided not to allow the New Jersey
Democrats to endorse him for a second
term because he believed it would look
as though he were seeking renomi
nation. His attitude, however, was
not taken by friends here to mean that
ho has decided not to accept a re
nomination if it Is offered to him.
Democrats in other States have re
cently endorsed him for a second term
and no objection was made at the
White House.
As outlined by the President's
friends, Mr. Wilson's position is that
he is not considering the question of
a second term at this time and that
future events will determine his stand.
Pittsburgh. Sept. 2 s.—Herman F.
Borchers and George F. Hoffmeister,
employes of the Colonial Trust Com
pasy of Pittsburgh, arrested several
months ago for embezzling SBO,OOO.
to-day pleaded guilty in criminal court.
It was reported from Pittsburgh
yesterday that the Carnegie Steel
Company had received an order from
the Queensland government, Austra
lia, for 17,000 tons of steel rails for
early delivery. This is the most Im
portant foreign order placed since the
beginning of the war.
Washington. D. C, Sept. 2 s.—Mrs.
Woodrow Wilson's dying wish that
the worst slums In Washington be
abolished was realized to-day when
the President signed the bill clearing
alleys of dwelling places. On her I
deathbed Mrs. Wilson expressed the j
hope that the bill would be passed.
Kaiser's Forces Making Determined Assault on Verdun
Positions Where German Losses Are Reported to Be
25,000 Dead and Wounded; Russian Flag Is Moved
12 Miles Westward; Zeppelin Airship Drops Bombs
on Ostend; Censorship Sharpened
The thirteenth day of the great battle of the Aisne, in the north
west of Paris, finds the Franco-British and German armies still
fighting desperately with the Germans tiercel}' resisting the gradual
advance of the allies on General Von Kluck's flank.
The French army is now entrenched in a position between the
Hver Sonime and the river Oise, in a position approximately sixty
miles north of Paris. . /
On the eastern end of the battle line in France the Germans
are reported to be making a determined assault on the Verdun
positions. One report of the fighting there places the German
casualties at 10.000 dead and 15,000 wounded.
The German army headquarters in its latest official statement
regarding the situation in France confines itself to stating that there
have been some minor engagements but that nothing of import
ance has transpired.
I he sharpening of the censorship over news passing through the
hands of the British authorities as announced last night would be
put into effect is apparent to a marked degree to-day. A con
siderable amount of unofficial reports, comments and special dis
patches from the war zone is not being transmitted from England.
This rigorous censorship does not apply to France or to continental
news filed by way of Paris.
In the eastern theater the Russian pursuit of the Austro-Ger
tnan forces in Galicia continues. A Russian official statement says
the Galician fortified positions of Czyschky and Foulstyn, together
with all the Austrian artillery, have been captured.
Following the capture of Jarnslau, the. Russian flag has moved
forward twelve miles to the west of that position and now flies over
the town of Przeworsk and Nancut. The Russians claim to be
steadily closing in on Cracow.
A Berlin official statement says there is no news from the
eastern war arena.
Zeppelin airships have extended their operations to the Belgian
seaside resort of Ostend. Three bombs dropped from a dirigible
caused considerable damage to buildings and created a panic among
the inhabitants.
Emperor William is reported to be suffering from a severe cold
caught in a violent rain storm while observing the German soldiers
in the trenches before Verdun.
The Berne government is reported to have declined Germany's
request for permission to send her forces through Switzerland.
Italy, it is said, is prepared to defend Switzerland's neutrality should
Germany forcibly attempt to cross the frontier
A French official announcement states that the Germans are
again bombarding the historic cathedral at Rheims.
Allies' Center Is Said
to Be Gaining Ground;
Many Attacks Repulsed
Paris, Sept. 25, 3.08 P. M.—The fol
lowing: official communication was
given out In Paris this afternoon:
"First —On our left wing there has
begun a general action of great vio
lence between those detachments of
our forces that are operating between
the river Somme and the river Oise
and the army corps which the enemy
has grouped in the region around
Tergnier and St. Quentin. These army
corps have come, some from the cen
ter of the enemy's line and others
from Lorraine and the V'osges. These
last-named corps were transported b?
rail to Cambrai by way of Liege and
Valenciennes. To the north of the
river Aisne, as far as Berry-au-Bac,
there has been no change of impor
"Second —On the center we have
made progress to the east of Rheims
In the direction of Berry and Moron
villiers. Further to the east, as far
as the Argon'ne region, the situation
shows no change. To the east of the
Argonne the enemy has not been able
to move out of Varennes. On the
right bank of the river Meuse the
enemy succeeded in getting footing on
the heights of the Meuse, in the
region ot the promontory of Hatton
Chatel. and, forced in the direction of
St. Mihiel, he bombarded the forts of
Paroches and of Camp des Romains.
To offset this, to the south of Verdun
we remain masters of the height of
the Meuse. and our troops moving out
of Toul advanced until they reached
the region of Beumont.
"Third —On our right wing, Lor
raine and teh Vosges, we have re
pulsed attacks of minor importance.
To the past of Luneville the enemy
has made some demonstrations along
the lines of the river Vegouse and the ,
river Blett.
President "Stands Pat"
on Ship Purchase Bill
Special to The Telegraph
Washington. D. C.. Sept. 25. Presl- 1
dent Wilson Is to tight for tfie right of
this Government to purchase merchant |i
ships wherever It pleases. This was 1
made apparent when the President told
callers at the White House that the
ship purchase hill would not be taken I
from the administration's legislative
It Is to be pushed through Congress i
before that body adjourns. Great Brit
ain and France have made informal
diplomatic protests against the acquisi
tion of belligerent ships by United
States citizens.
By Associated Press
Rome, via London, Sept. 2ft, 2 A M.—
The Giornaie D'ltalia publishes a re
port from Basel that Switzerland has
refused a request from the Germans for
i permission to send three army corps
I across Swiss territory. i
Desperate Battles
Favorable to Serbs
By Associated Press
Paris, Sept. 25, 3:30 A. M. A dis
patch to the Havas Agency from Nish
says: •
"Desperate battles were fought Sep
tember 22 along the front of Sevornik-
Ijosnitza and the front of Mitrovitza-
Shabats, the situation being favorabla
to the Servians.
"On the nights of September 21-23
the enemy began an artillery Are on
the city of Belgrade, the fortress and
tile wharves of the Save, but their ef
forts to cross the Danube near Belgrada
and Vershera failed."
Carnegie Says Emperor
Is a Peace-loving Mail
By Associated Press
New York, Sept. 25.—Andrew Car*
negie, advocate of international peace*
reached New York to-day aboard the
steamer Mauretania with a new ver
sion of how the war in Europe waa
"I'll tell you how the war started,"
said Mr. Carnegie. "The kaiser was
on a holiday on his yaclit In the North,
Sea. While he was away he received
a telegram asking him to return tdl
Berlin. When he returned the mis
chief had already been done.
"The kaiser himself is a marvelous
man, possessed of wonderful ingenuity.
He has done more good for Germany!
than any other man before him. He
has built up a great foreign commerce
and a marvelous internal business.
The kaiser himself Is a peace-loving,
"The trouble was started by the
German military caste that rules the
country. They are responsible for th«
war. The kaiser gathered around him
a group of men who, unknown to htm,
acted in concert, and in his absence
took the action that could not be
Roosevelt's Daughter
to Be Nurse in France
Special to The Telegraph
New York, Sept. 25. The former
Miss Ethel Roosevelt, now Mrs. Richard, •
Derbj% is to become a volunteer nurs«
in a French military hospital. Her hus
band, Dr. Richard Derby, will accom
pany her and will act as a volunteer
surgeon. Both will sail on the Olympio
on Saturday.
Their six-month-old son. Richard, Jr.,
will be left at Oyster Bay with his
Spain and United States
May Seek to End War
Special to The Telegraph
Madrid, Sept. 25. Negotiations be
tween the United States and Spain aim
ing at the co-operation of these coun
tries and possibly of Italy In efforts
thta will be made to end the European
war are reported to be under way here.
United States Ambassador Willard
has had a number of conferences with
Premier Dato and on Wednesday he
was received by King Alfonso.

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