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I Help Make Harrisburg Beautiful and Win One of Fifteen or More Prizes I HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIV — No. 94 SIOO IN PRIZES OFFERED IN "MAKE HARRISBURG BEAUTIFUL" CONTEST Individual Beds, Porches. Window Boxes, Lawns, Rear or Front Yards of Manufacturing or Business Houses—All Are Admissi ble to Lists COMPETITION OPEN TO EVERYBODY Grown-ups and Little Folk Eligible; Application For Entry Mast Be Mailed to Miss M. W. Baehler, of the Civic Club, by May 1 One hundred dollars In cash prizes for the best home flower garden in Harrisburg! Through the Civic Club to-day ex-Post in aster E. J. Stackpole. on be half of the Telegraph, offers that sum for distribution among Harrisburg people, small folks and grown-ups. who turn to with trowel and spade snd sprinkling can to help make a more fragrant, colorful, "city beauti ful" during the summer of 1915. Fifteen or more prizes will be offered, ranging in amounts from to $26. and the competition will be open to everybody. Individual beds, porches, window boxes. lawns, rear or front yards, the yards of manufacturing establishments or office buildings—all will be ad missible to the lists. Everybody In It Busy housewives and daughters and even grandmas and aunts, equallv busy fathers—just home from the office hut eager to get close to "mother earth" in the yard—sons, brothers and uncles, the lonesome boarder whose only reminder of village garden iB the window box of the lodging house, the stenographer who "Just loves" flowers, the factory girl who hasn't time to de velop a plot of her own at home— they'll all be eligible. The rules are not stringent—the same regulations that the Civic Club may prescribe for the conduct of all the outdoor gardens will apnlv. All that the clubwomen will insist upon is application to the job once the plant rContlnued on Page 10.] To the Heads of Big Business— Ton set the example and tlie pace for the lit tle fellow. The way to resume good business conditions is to resume: you start and everv one wIU follow. This is the time for the I'. S. A. to make vast stride* —but we must get things started right •way—therefore Buy-It-Now P 1 * '• J. 11 * fl ™ e «H time, for the V# S. A. to make Taut strides. Let'i all get bMy THE WEATHER For Han-tabor* aid rirlntt-ri Part- Iy cloudy to-night and Saturday with rising temperature. For Eastern Pennsylvania: Partly cloudy to-night and .Saturday! somewhat narmeri moderate ■oath and southwest winds. River The Suaqaehanna river and Its tributaries will continue to fall ■lowly to-night and Saturday. % ■tage of about 4.0 feet Is Indicat ed for Harrisburg, Saturday morning. General Conditions Pressure continues high oTer the eastern part of the country and low In the West. There are three centers of disturbance west of the Mississippi, the most Im portant being located over Yehraaka. Light to moderate showers have orurred In the Middle Atlantic States and Yew England In the last twenty-four hours. Over the western part of the country showers hare been general, ei - cept In the northnrstrrn. border Statea. The rainfall has bern quite heavy In some sections, notably Texas. Oklahoma, Ne braska and Colorado, where amounts tanging from 1.00 to 1.54 Inches occurred. The temperature has risen some what over nearly all the terri tory eaat of the Mississippi river. It Is somewhat cooler generally In the Rocky Mountains and thence eastward Into the Plains States snd slightly warmer In the Northwest. Temperature: 8 a. in., M. Snni Rises, 5i17 a. M.i sets, flito p. m. Mooni Full moon, April 28, 9:10 a. m. River Staget 4.1 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature. <ll. l.owest temperature, 4«. Mean temperature. 54. formal temperature, 33, Don't You Want Telegraph Garden Prize? lard. rrnr or front—First. $25; second. $10: third. $5. Porch—First. 815: soooitrt. $5: tliiril. $3. Window Bo*—First. $10; second. $3; third. SI. Building Decoration—First. $10: second. $5. Special—Best results under worst conditions, $3: live prizes to be awarded at discretion of committee. $1 each. Competition to o|>on at once anil applications for entrance mast he filed by postcard with Miss M. W. BnelUer, 232 North Second street not later than May I. Prties offered by K. J. Staek|>ole. on hehair of the Teieirranli through the Civic Club. . 5.000 TREES PLiTED BT SBD CHILDREN Arbor Day Exercises at Wildwood , Park Attended by Camp Curtin School Pupils DAY WIDELY OBSERVED City Forester Mueller Directs the Planting of Red and White Pines and Spruces Arbor Pav wrxs widely observed in and about Harrisburg to-day, hundreds of people setting out trees along the sidewalk and on the front and rear lawns. But It was at Wildwood Park that the big feature fif the day took place. There 5.0P0 trees were planted by SOO school children from the Camp Cur tin school building. The tree-planting exercises at Wild wood wore in charge of District School Supervisor J. J. Rrehm. Pupils from the Camp Curtin building marched to Wildwood Park by way of Maclay and • 'ameron streets. Following the sing ing of "Pennsylvania." Miss Myra L. Pock, former State Commissioner of Forestry, gave a talk on trees. The school children sang "America." The planting followed. Under the direction of City Forester H. J. Mueller, the trees were placed throughout the park. The trees were small and easily handled bv the school children. There were 2,000 white pines, 2.000 red pines, and 1,000 Norway) spruce. "TWILIGHT SLEEP" IS MTIJIVOR HERE Physicians Say Mothers Suffer Pain, but Drug Makes Them Forget It "Twilight Sleep," the so-called pain less childbirth, does not meet with much favor with physicians at the j Harrisburg Hospital. This institution handles practically | all of the serious cases of childbirth, and in only a few instances has the "Twilight Sleep" method toeen used. The results were satisfactory, but the local physicians prefer nature's meth od to the new one. Scopolamine, used as a local an aesthetic in appendicitis operations, amputations and other serious opera tions. has been known of for years at the Harrisburg Hospital. N'ovocaine, another anaesthetic used locally, is also used in a number of operations. Scopolamine produces "Twilight Sleep" in cases of childbirth, but has been used rarely. The last case was that of Mrs. Charles Frye, who successfully un derwent a Caesarian operation. W. M. i Condon, superintendent of the hos ! pital, said to-day that records show lan increase in the mortality list of "Twilight Sleep" babies. Is Not Painless | This, he explained, is due to the j fact that the skill necessary for such an operation is often lacking, and that the method does not give painless childbirth, but instead reacts on the patient, causing her to forget the pain. Nevertheless, the normal labor is present and taxes the system just the same as does childbirth under the old method. How "Twilight Sleep" affects chil- I dren in later years cannot be deter | mined, because of the recent discov er.v of the method. Hospitals througn out the country, however, in many in- I Ftances. have decided to give the method a fair trial, using it in spe cial cases and carefully recording the results. other institutions are also waiting results from cases in which "Twilight Sleep" was employed. Physicians, in some instances, are strongly in favor of it. while others are not satisfied with the data that has been given, preferring to wait and watch the < ases that have been treated under ! the new method. BRIDE 14 VICARS OIJ) Special to The T tie graph Gettysburg, Pa., April 23.—Clerk of the Courts dinger has issued a mar riage license to Edgar L. Arter and Miss Carrie N. lippo. both of Union township. Miss Uppo is a daughter of Clinton I.lppo and gave her age to the clerk as 14 years, being the youngest bride in this section for quite a num ber of years. Mr. Arter la 17 years t ot age. | HARRISBURG. PA., FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 23, 1915 floods in ens CLAIM HEM TOLL Houses Jammed Against Bridges and Many Towns Are Under Water DEATHS MAY TOTAL THIRTY Seven Persons in One Family Die \\ hen Swollen Creek Carries Home Away Austin, Texas. April 23.—Floods that swept down Waller and Shoal creeks here last night took a toll of fifteen or twenty lives, according to estimates to-day. Houses were jammed against the bridges and the high water flooded many business houses. Heroic work was done by citizen rescue parties and by the Are and police departments. Of eight persons in one house which was swept down Waller creek all but one are believed to have perished. KHJHT DEAD IX STORM By Associated Press Dallas. Texas, April 28.—At least eight persons are dead, a hea\y prop erty damage, wire communication in terrupted and railroad schedules dis arranged by washouts, soft track and threatened bridges was the known re sult to-day of a rain, electrical and wind storm over nearly all Texas and eastern portions of Oklahoma late ves terday and last night and which con tinued early to-day in some localities. SUES IS "JEKYL : Miranircu ■ On Cross-examination He Tells the Jury of Their Political Associations Py Associated Press Syracuse,*, v., April 23.—During the second day of his cross-examin ation in the Supreme Court here to day Theodore Roosevelt said that he had regarded William Bai-nes as a "sort of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hvde, who like other politicians, had his good side and his bad side." The Colonel said he did not, as suggested by Wil liam Ivins, his cross-examiner, try to sever the ligaments between "these Siamese twins of politics." "Quite on the contrary." he declared, he "en deavored to have the Dr. Jekyll in them absorb the Mr. Hyde." It was the Colonel's fourth day upon the witness stand and he seemed to be as fresh as he was on the first dav. Letters were introduced into the rec ord. "Here is your autobiography; here you said that during the campaign the issue was between yourself and Rich [Continued on Page 13.] ■SCRIBBLE VIEW |' RESUMES ON FRIDIY ! Condemnation Board Plans to Sit ' For Purpose of Hearing Re maining West Side Owners The next session of the "Hardscrah ble" condemnation viewers will likely be held Friday mornins, April 30. Ac- c cording to Attorney Paul G. Smith, I to-day. C Until Mr. Smith ronßults with Karl J 1 Steward and J. D. Saltsman, the other i r members of the board, he said he a cannot state the date definitely but J he hopes to confer with the others to morrow and fix next Friday, if post sibie, for the next session. f The absence of Mr. Steward from h the city for the last several weeks on t a business trip to the West had pre- li eluded further meetlnns. Mr. Steward n returned Monday, however, and from fi now on the viewers expect to hold their sessions regularly until time to e present the schedule. X The next hearing will be to obtain ' further testimony from property own-!If ers on the west side of the street wholtl i [Contirucd on rage IS.] | LOCI OPTION 111 NEXT PLATFORM Governor Says Republican Leaders Tell Him There Will Be No Trouble About It CAME FROM OPPOSITION, TOO Governor Says That There Is Noth ing to Reports About Extra Session—Yet Governor Brumbaugh said to-day that ho had been told by Republican leaders that they did not think there would be much trouble about getting a local option plank in the next lie publican State platform. "1 have been told by prominent Re publican leaders, who were not sup porting the local option bill in the present session of the Legislature, that in their opinion there would be no difficulty in getting a plank for local option in uie next Republican State platform," said the Governor when asked about the reports that such in formation had been conveyed to him. "These statements were made to me voluntarily by men who were not in accord with me on local option," con tinued the Governor. "What about the rumors of an extra session ?" "There is nothing to that yet," re plied the Governor, who said "1 have nothing to say" when the question was put to him whether he was considering an extra session for local option. He refused to make any further comment on the reports of an extra session or why one would be necessary. When he was asked about the re ports that he favored a reduction of the Public Service Commission he said that the matter had not been "deter mined" and then said that he was watching with interest the temper of the House on the bills affecting the commission and its powers. The Governor is spending the aft ernoon on bills on his desk and plans to leave late this afternoon for Phil adelphia. Drug Store Opposite Police Station Robbed The drug store of E. Z. Gross, 119 Market street, almost directly oppo site the police station, was robbed last right. The cash register was open ed. and between nine and ten dollars in cash was taken. Cigars and articles including* soap, valued at $25, were taken out of ttie show cases. SUIT AGAINST M. CAIM;ACX By Associated Press Paris. April 23. 5.15 P. M.—Suit has been begun dgainst Joseph Caillaux,ex finance minister, by an expert gun smith named Weiss of Liege, who was engaged as a witness for the defense at the trial of Mme. Caillaux. Weiss demands $3,000 which M. Caillaux has refused to pay on the ground that it is exorbitant. I4HUBT WHEN JIUTO CRUSHES INTO CULVERT Amos Kepford Probably Internally Injured; Quartet Hurled From Machine .When their automobile skidded on the State highway above Wormleys- j burg late last night and crashed into j ja concrete culvert. Amos Kepford, who! j was driving and three companions, i | said to have been George Hippensteel, j j George Kugler and Joseph Barnhart, ! | all of West Fairview, were hurled to; Ithe roadway. Kepford sustained probably inter- j I nal injuries. His friends escaped with j severe bruises and lacerations. According to witnesses, the machine I was traveling at a high rate of speed j when at Haldeman Lane a team swung ! across the road. Kepford twisted the | wheel and the machine struck the cul- I vert, with such force that the top por- I tion of it, which weighs about three tons, was torn loose. The occupants were hurled from the machine which | lurched over into the gutter. Tt was kept from overturning by a high bank. I THAW BELIEVES HE IS NEARiniGFREEDOM; "It Will Be Good News to My Mother," He Tells the Newspapermen By Associated Press New York, April 23.—The question of the sanity of Uarrv K. Thaw will he determined by a jury. Supreme Court Justice Hendrick in a decision | handed down to-day, granted the ap plication for a trial made hv Thaw's attorneys on a writ of habeas corpus. ' May 17 was set for the trial. Thaw was in court when Justice Hendrick announced his opinion. His face at once lighted up with pleasure. His attorneys, friends and others in the courtroom rushed to congratu late him and he was kept busy for < nearly half an hour shaking hands be-; 1 fore he was taken back to the Tombs. ■ "It will be good news to my nioth-j r pr," he told newspapermen, "that's all't [ want to say for publication." I The court pointed out in the decis- \ on that the Jury was called In "to aid 1 Lhe court by their ndvlce' and that the i [Continued on rage IS.] i Jj ' FIRE AT GHEYTHORI ! nsio.ii LOSS 400 Men, Women and Children of Village Fight Flames For Hours* With Buckets DOWNPOUR SAVES THE TOWN Two Dwellings, Hall and a Barn Destroyed; Partial Insurance Carried by Owners Greythorne. Pa.. April 23.—Four hundred men. women and children, the entire population of Greythorne. Cum berland county, fought valiantly for three hours early this morning to save their village from destruction by Notwithstanding their efforts the two-storv town hall, two dwelling ! houses and a barn were burned to the ground and a third dwelling was badly j damaged. The total property loss will ! exceed SIO,OOO. i Greythorne is the railroad station at the town which is about eight miles east of Shippensburg on the Phila delphia and Reading railroad. The village is commonly known as Jack sonville and the post office is Walnut Bottom. The tire started shortly after 1 o'clock in the rear of the general store of Jacob Macbeth, on the first floor of the town hall, and within a half hour had totally destroyed the building. It was owned by the Junior Mechanics, who lost all their lodge paraphernalia and band instruments, which were stored on the second floor. Women and Children Help By 1.30 the town was thoroughly frightened by the danger which con fronted it and women and children were placed in line with the men in a bucket brigade, their only means of fire protection. Water bad to be con veyed more than a hundred yards from a small stream and the fire spread to the dwelling house of John N. Snoke. It burned to the ground and flying embers fired the barn, which soon was a heap of smouldering ruins. Much of his furniture and horse were saved." Farming equipment, hay and straw l were burned. The home of M. M> Fail, tax collector, which stood beside the Snoke residence, was the next to go. Fearing that the entire town would be destroyed, tbe bucket brigade re doubled its efforts and scores of men and women pressed close to the fire in order to dash the water more effectively. Scores Slightly Burned Scores of men and women sustained slight burns when their clothing caught fire. Many smothered their burning clothing hv rolling in the mud and water around the buildings. Just as the flafnes threatened to de stroy the town a heavy rain started to fall and the Are was checked at the house of John Campbell, which was only slightly damaged. Macbeth's loss is $3,000, partially covered by insurance. The loss on the town hall is $5,000, which was par tially insured by the Junior Mechan ics. Snoke carried some insurance on his house and barn. The home of Tax Collector Fail was uninsured. HEM RAINS El ' 816 FOREST FIRES Downpour Comes as Welcome Re lief to Hundreds of Tired Fight ers Throughout State ; Heavy rains this morning totally ex | tinguished or placed under control the forest fires which for the last week i have swept through thousands of I acres of valuable timberland in var ious portions of the State. It brought welcome relief to hun dreds of tired firefighters whc have been waging a losing battle against j the flames which were aided by high | winds. In the Cumberland Vallev where I numerous fires were raging the rain; j fell just in time to save several in- i I dustrial plants and many summer (dwellings. Flames had eaten their i j way close to the home of David Cam- ] j eron, of this city. They had ap | proached a stone wall surrounding; the estate where firefighters were; concentrating their efforts, but a high ; wind caused burning embers to hurdle I the wall and for a period it looked as ! If the big building and its surround ing woods must go. Just then the [Continued on Page 13.] FUNK HAL, SERVICES FOR MRS. THERESA W. MITCHELL. Funeral services for Mrs. Theresa Wlerman Mitchell, wife of the Rev. ! Samuel S. Mitchell. 172 Llnwood ave j nue, Buffalo, were held this afternoon, j the Rev. Dr. Lewis Seymour Mudge officiating. Burial was made In the Harrisburg Cemetery. Mrs. Mitchell j was a sister of Thomas T. Wier man and Miss Sarah T. Wicrman, of this cltv. and was formorlv a resi dent of Harrisburg. She died WedheSr dav night at Washington and was brought here yesterday for burial. $112,000 FIRE IV WAYNESBURG By Associated Press Waynesburg. Pa.. April 23. One square block of business buildings and residences were destroyed by tire here early to-day. The loss was estimated 'at $112,009. The fire which originated' jln a blacksmith shop on Franklin' street. A number of persons were in-j [jured fighting the flames, but none fatally. , KILLED IX RUNAWAY Gettysburg, Pa., April 23.—His first drive with a horse, purchased recently, proved fatal to Samuel Showers, a' Menallen township farmer, Thursday. The animal ran away and Showers was thrown out and ran over, suffering a frictured skull and other injuries, which caused his death twelve hours later. Showers was 4 3 years old and is survived by his wife and five chil dren, the eldest being under eight , years. -j j 18 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT. ALLIED WARSHIPS AGAIN ATTACK DARDANELLES; RUSSIAN AIRMEN ACTIVE Conference Between Italian Foreign Minister and Aus trian Ambassador Accepted as Sign That Negotia tions Are Still Underway; Germans Are Persistent in Their Efforts to Win Back Hill No. 60 The assault on the Dardanelles has been renewed, although it is not ap parent whether the allied forces are ready to begin the expected general attack. Four British warships entered the straits yesterday and bombarded the Turkish forts, which were sub jected also to Indirect fire across the peninsula from the Gulf of Saros. The result of this fighting has not been disclosed. Bombardment of the Turkish forts at Smyrna, Asia Minor, also is believed to have heen resumed. There is nothing to indicate, however, that any move has been made toward an attack by the forces landed from the Gulf of Saros, such as is expected to accompany the next effort on a large scale to within the Dardanelles. A long conference between the Italian foreign minister and the Aus trian ambassador /it Rome is accepted as a sign that negotiations are still un der way between Austria and Italy. It was reported yesterday morning that Italy has sent an ultimatum to Austria. Germans Persistent An official report from British head quarters in the field says that the Germans were persistent in their efforts to win back Hill No. 60, the position near Ypres which the British captured recently. It is said the Brit ish yesterday held the entire crest of the hill and that the German assault for the time being had ceased. A Petrograd dispatch says that Rus sian aviators inflicted further damage by attacks of German positions at sev eral points. Bombs were dropped on Plock and Mlawa, Russian Poland, several German boats on the Vistula river were struck and German trenches were damaged. fa pi lire Mile of Trenches The capture of nearly a half mile of German trenches near St. Mihiel, the southern extremity of the German wedge which the French have been at tempting for several weeks to force back, is announced to-day in the offi cial communication from Paris. Spirit ed fighting in Belgium also is reported and the admission is made that the Germans compelled the allies to re tire from positions near Ypres. Two Women Killed Two women were killed by the hlow- Buffalo, N. Y., April 23. An earthquake of unusual severity, sharp and well developed, was recorded on the seismograph at Canisius College here at noon to-day. The ' tremor lasted minutes and it was estimated that the cen ter of the disturbance was 2700 miles south. I Austin, Tex., April 23.—Fifteen known dead and prop erty damage of at least $1,000,000 were the results of yes , terday's Texas rain and electrical storms. In addition to the known dead, at least five persons were missing and believed to be drowned- Austin was the heaviest sufferer with twelve known dead, five missing and a half million dallars property damage. Petrograd, April 23, 12.40 P. M. The Russian Black Sea torpedoboat squadron bombarded the Turkish coast be tween Archava and Artasichan *on April 19. This fifteen mile stripe of coast, in which was located the quarters of the Turkish army operating in this region, was swept with shell and the barrack and provision stores were ignited and de stroyed. A large number of Turkish coastwise vessels laden * with ammunition and supplies were sunk. AVIATOR THAW IS SAFE Pittsburgh, Pa., April 23.—Fears for William Thaw, 2nd, who is serving as an aviator with the loreign volun teers fighting for France were set at rest, to-day when his father of this city received a cablegram from Lawrence State, a detective in Paris which reads :'"William safe." Thaw had been reported in a dispatch from Parii as having been killed while scouting near Verdun. New York, April 23.—Julia Heilner, wife of Seligman Heilner, a wealthy corset manufacturer, was found murder ed in her Brooklyn>home to-day. Her head had been crushed in from blows of a bottle. REARRANGE POSTAL CLERKS Harrisburg, April 23. Twenty-five or more railway mail clerks will be forced to resign or to move their families either to Pittsburgh or New York as a result of the changes made by the Postoffice Department yesterday in which the mail distribution points are rearranged. Some sixty dis tributors are assigned to terminal trunk lines at Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York. MARRIAGE Stanlalov Pnramii h and Fraud Boiova, milliliter, Lancaster eontr. l*aa I.ll*l hi and M«r> Huron, Stecltnn. J HUM-RT Thuniaa AUI merman and Mary Ana Stanley* Altooaa. Nortli Sea by a German submarine. The other scu'ii members of the cicw Ing up of a British trawler in the were rescued. An attack by the Russian JSlack sea fleet on the Turkish coast near the Russian border is said in Petrograd in have resulted in the demoralization of Turkish forces encamped in that lo cality. Considerable damage was denu to the Turkish barracks and a numi .>r the Turkish vessels ladei with supphes and ammunition were sunk. I>KSOLATIO\ IX POLAXD Berlin, Saturday, April 10 (corre spondence of the Associated Press). - A picture of indescribable desolation with fully 5,500 houses destroyed, thousands of peasants homeless and living In holes in the ground, absoluin cessation of any kind of work th it shall provide for a Fall harvest, is drawn In the reports now reachij: i here from Russian Poland. MAItKIED IX JAIL Woman Weds Man Awaiting Trial in Adams County Court Gettysburg, Pa., April 23.—Divorced from his former wife last Monday in the York county court, Norman Wa-- ner, of Hanover, was on Tuesday aft ernooon married to Miss Laura Lon •, Littlestown. in the Adams county jail, where lie is now conllned, awaiting trial on a charge of adultery, preferred by a county officer. Warner's wife, on a charge of / desertion, was granted a divorce from him thi' week and on Wednesday ho and Miss Long were granted a ma''# riage license and the ceremony w: performed by Clerk of the Cour's dinger in the jail. After ludding her husband a hasty good-by, Mrs. War ner departed from the Jail. BEAM KILLS WORKMAN Struck by an Iron beam weighln r two tons yesterday about fifteen min utes before he was ready to quit worl.. Lester Koons. aged 30, a car repair man in the Rutherford yards of tb Philadelphia and Reading Rallwa:, was almost Instantly killed.