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I Help Make Harrisburg Beautiful and Win One of Fifteen or More Prizes
LXXXIV — No. 94
Individual Beds, Porches.
Window Boxes, Lawns,
Rear or Front Yards of
Manufacturing or Business
Houses—All Are Admissi
ble to Lists
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
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
P 1 * '• J. 11 * fl ™ e «H time,
for the V# S. A. to make Taut
strides. Let'i all get bMy
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.
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
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
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
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. .
Arbor Day Exercises at Wildwood
, Park Attended by Camp Curtin
School Pupils
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
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)
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
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.
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. |
floods in ens
Houses Jammed Against Bridges
and Many Towns Are
Under Water
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.
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.
: Miranircu
■ On Cross-examination He Tells the
Jury of Their Political
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
"Here is your autobiography; here
you said that during the campaign the
issue was between yourself and Rich
[Continued on Page 13.]
! 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.] |
Governor Says Republican Leaders
Tell Him There Will Be No
Trouble About It
Governor Says That There Is Noth
ing to Reports About Extra
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
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.
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
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
"It Will Be Good News to My
Mother," He Tells the
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
! nsio.ii LOSS
400 Men, Women and Children of
Village Fight Flames For Hours*
With Buckets
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
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
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.
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
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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.
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. ,
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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