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Ilapan Is Reported to Have Delivered Ultimatum to Chinese Government
LXXXIV— No. 95
Satisfactory Reply Within Three
Days Is Demand Made by
the Cabinet
Dispatch Received by Newspaper
in Honolulu Tells of Threat
Made by Japs
By .Associated Press
Honolulu, April 24.—An ultimatum
demanding a satisfactory reply within
three days to the demands of Japan
on China has been sent by the Japa
nese cabinet to Eki Hlokl, the Japa
nese minister at Peking, for delivery
to the representatives of China, ac
cording to a dispatch from Toklo to
the Hawaii Shinpo. a Japanese news
paper here.
Remnants of Emden Crew
Attacked by Arabs at
Instigation of English
By Associated Press
Berlin via wireless to London. April
23, 5.05 A. M.—The crew of the Ger
man "warship" Ayslia, composed of
men who escaped when the cruiser
Emden was sunk by an Australian
warship in the Indian ocean Novem
ber 10, have escaped again from allied
patrol ships and arrived at the Arabian
harbor ot Lidd, on March 27. They
covered by sea the 300 miles from
Hodeida to Lidd.
After reaching tHe coast the sailors
attempted to conUnue their journey
overland but were attacked by Arabs,
suddenly at the Instigation of the Eng
lish. After three days stubborn fight
ing the attacks were repulsed and they
reached the road to Hodachas, where
the railway was open. The Germans
suffered heavy losses.
The bold exploits of this remnant
of the Emden's crew have constituted
one of the most dramatic episodes of
the war. The men were members of a
landing party which was on Cocos Is
land when the battle occurred between
the Australian cruiser Sydney, and the
Emden in which the German cruiser
was sunk.
Under the leadership of Lieut. Von
Muecke the landing party comman
deered the schooner Ayasha and sailed
away. Since that time there have been
many conflicting reports regarding
their activities.
By Associated Press
Chicago. April 24.—John Cudahy,
Board of Trade operator," banker and
pioneer packer, died at his home here
last night, aged 71. Physicians as
serted that Mr. Cudahy had never
completely recovered from an oper
ation for appendicitis he underwent
four years ago.
By Associated Press
Berlin, April 24, via London. 1.17
I'. M.—The newspapers of Berlin to
day express satisfaction with the out
come of the fighting at Ypres and say
that it evens up for what happened
Neuve Chapelle.
Paris, April 24. 5.25 A. M.—Rene
De Saint Marceux, the sculptor, died
last night his home In this city at the
age of 70 years. Many of his works
are famous and occupy places of honor
in Paris.
4,501 tons of rails,
7,000 freight cars,
18 engines bought
The New York Central
Lines I lave thus con
tributed to the Buy-It-
Vow propaganda— set
ting millions of dollars
Into circulation. You
are bound to benefit.
Do your part, large or
small, to be as helpful.
This la the time of all tlmra
for the l r . S. A. to make vaat
atrldea. Let's all get busy.
For H«rri«hurf and viclnltyl Fair
to-night and probably Sundny;
routlnued narm; lonral tempera
ture to-nlsht about HO decree*.
For Kaatern Pennsylvania: Fair
'to-night and probably Sundnv)
mild temperature; light variable
The Susquehanna river and all Ita
trtbutarlea will fall alovtly or re
main nearly stationary.
A stage or about 4.0 feet la Indi
cated for Harrlaburg Sunday
General Conditions
Pressure continues high over the
eaatern half of the country and
low over the west. I.lglvt local
ahowers have fallen In the lot
tnesty-fonr hour* In the Middle
Atlantic and New England Statea
and the I'pper Ohio Valley and
light to moderately heavy rains
are reported generally over the
territory lylnar between the
Rocky Mountains and the Ml«-
alsslppl river and alao In Snnth
ern I tab and Southern Califor
Temperature! S a. m.. ill.
>uat niaea. Slid a. M.i aeta, 6:51
p. m.
Moon ■ Full moon, April SB, 0:1#
a. m.
River staarei Four feet above low
water mark.
Yeaterday'a Weather
Itlgheat temperature. 78.
I.nweat temperature, 52.
Mean tempernture. 18.
Annual temperature. 54.
Announcement of Ex-Postmaster's j
SIOO Prize Offer Hailed With
Delight by Hundreds
Civic Club Will Have Supervision
of Contest; Notice of Entry
Must Be Filed by May 1
Did you start your garden yet ?
No? Then you had better get busy
and file your application at once, be
cause the SIOO prize contest for the
best home gardens, offered by ex-
Postmaster E. J. Stackpole on behalf
of the Telegraph, is on in earnest.
Mr. Stackpole announced his offer
yesterday thrvugh the Civic Club
whereupon all over town hundreds of
would-be gardeners, young and old.)
enthusiastically fell to with renewed)
Harrisburg already has boasted of
many attractive home gardens—front
and rear yard, porch and window
boxes—but the Telegraph offer is
bound to increase the interest in the
big movement to insure a more beau
tiful city.
Tlic Prizes
Most everybody in the city by this
time knows the terms of the prize offer
but there may be a few who didn't get
their papers in time last evening or
this morning, so here's a little explana
tory tip for them:
Yard, front or rear—First priie, ■
825: >ccond, $10; third. S5.
Porcli—First, sls; second, $5; [
third, $3.
Window box—First, $10; sec
ond. $3; third, sl.
Building decoration—First, $10; |
second. $5.
Special Best re.snlts under
worst conditions, $3: live pri/.es
to be awarded at discretion of 1
committee. $1 each.
The competition is open to every-j
body regardless of age, race, color, or;
sex. Each would-be gardener, of I
course, must furnish his or her own I
seeds or plants and must plan his or
her own garden. All that is manda
tory is for the prospective contestants I
to file notice of the intention to eom-|
pet® by postcard to Miss M. W. Bueh
ler, 232 North Second street. Miss
'Buehler with Mrs. Edwin S. Herman
will have charge of the outdoor de
partment of the Civic Club under
whose Jurisdiction the garden contest
will be conducted.
Notices In By May 1
After the postcard notice has been j
sent in to Miss Buehler all the gard-1
ener need bother about throughout the
summer will be the garden. The best
and most conscientious effbrts, of
course, will show the best results at
the end of the season. Two or three
times during the summer a committee
| of inspectors—there will be some sixty
j members of the Civic Club enlisted for
| the purpose to district the city—will
' call around and look the garden over.
I Upon these reports will be figured
out the averages of the contestants.
Just about the time summer is pass
j ing the prizes will be awarded. And
| then. too. the results of the contest will
be more than ever apparent: Harris
' burg will have taken another stride
I forward in making itself a truly "city
Since the Telegraph's prize an
nouncement was made public some
folks may have had the Idea that the
contest is open only to youngsters.
That is wrong—all wrong. Grown-ups
in the family, the whole family in fact,
can join in developing the garden.
The Judging POIIU9
Just a final word as to what the
gardens will be judged upon. Here
are the points:
Improvement and development.
Application and care.
General effect,
j Now that means first, that the com.
i paratlve improvement that has been
! made over previous year's garden as
| well as the percentage of development
; that has been ohtained will be one of
ithe essentials; the care and attention
i which the gardener devotes to his or
; her plot or window box, will be anoth
! er point upon which the general aver
j age will be based: and the effective
ness of the finished product—the color
i scheme, planning of the beds, etc.,
; these will be considered in the final
I analysis.
I Just one week from to-day—May 1
I—the time limit for filing notice of en
j try in the competition expires. Don't
I Camp Curtin Memorial
Fund Reaches $12,000
Reports of the various team cap-
I tains in the campaign of the Camp
| Curtin Memorial M. E. Church, Sixth
i and Camp Streets, to raise $38,000 for
! church erection purposes, show a total
(sum of $12,009 raised up until 6 o'clock
last night.
A big rally of the campaign work
ers and the friends of the church will
be held to-morrow evening at 7.30
o'clock. John A. Affleck and the Rev.
A. S. Williams will be the speakers.
By Associated Press
Philadelphia, April 24.—Harry E.
Tucker, the city detective who was
shot by Jacob Miller, a youth, who at
the same time killed James Maneely.
another detective, died In a hospital
to-day after lingering several weeks.
The detectives had arrested Miller
on the charge of robbery and were
taking him to a police station when
the prisoner opened fire on both of
them. Miller escaped, but was cap
tured the next day.
Special to The Telegrafh
Millersburg. Pa.. April 14.—Freder
ick P. Specht. aged 44, died at his
home here < n Thursday evening after
several months' illness. Tie is sur
vived by his wife, three daughters, two
brothers and two sisters. Mr. Specht
was employed for many years in the
maintenance of way department of the
Pennsylvania railroad and was a mem
ber of the Modern Woomen of Amer
ica and the I'nited Brethren f'hurch.
The funeral will take place to-morrow
v -i
Hounds Have Been Hunting Down Pheasant, Quail and Rabbits;
Must Leash All Animals
"On sight!"
With this peremptory authority,
Samuel H. Oarland. ex-school director:
and bang-up West End shot, will take
his trusty double-barrel into Wild-1
wood Park Monday for the express
purpose of shooting at any dogs that
run at large through the big stretch
of woodland.
That final tip as to when he Is to
shoot was the last word Commissioner
Taylor gave Mr. Garland when he ar
ranged to-day to rid Wildwood of
stray dogs.
For weeks the park authorities
have suspected that owners of canines
700,000 Bushels Being Shipped
Over Pennsy From Erie to
The largest shipment of wheat ever
sent over the Pennsylvania railroad,
will pass through Harrlsburg to-mor
row night. The total shipment is
7 50,000 bushels. It Is en route from
Erie to Philadelphia.
The wheat is coming from Fort Wil
liam, Canada, and is consigned to for
eign ports. Vessels on which tho
wheat will be shipped, are now wait
ing at Philadelphia.
To move this wheat requires 600
standard steel box cars, in twelve
trains. The first train Is scheduled to
leave Erie at 6 o'clock to-morrow
morning, and is due 'in Harrisburg
yards about midnight Sunday. The
other trains will follow at intervals of
one and two hours. Instructions have
been given trainmasters and yardmen
to avoid all delays, and to have each
train make fast schedule time. The
wheat, it is said, must be on the ves
sels at Philadelphia not later than
Thursday, April 29.
This shipment is valued at $1,200,-
000. The wheat has been at Fort Wil
liam for sometimes, awaiting the melt
ing of the ice on L.ake Superior.
Taylor and Seitz Confer on the
Problem Arising From Douglass'
Request For Patent
The recent application of J. H.
Dougless 1606 Green street, for' the
patent rights to a new island that hat;
appeared in the Susquehanna oppo
site Kelker street may result in a
movement on the part of the city to
acquire all the islands opposite Har
risburg for park purposes.
Park Commissioner M. Harvey Tay
lor and City Solicitor D. S. Seitz to
day conferred on the subject it is un
derstood to determine what legal steps
could be taken by the municipality in
this direction. Except to admit thac
there had been a conference on the
subject and that "the matter would
be given proper attention," neither
Mr. Taylor nor the solicitor would dis
cuss the question.
More than a year ago Warren H.
Manning, park expert, declared that
the city should own all the islands and
advocated a movement whereby the
proper steps could be taken to secure
The application for patent rights to
the new island—a several acre strip
that has appeared within the last few
years to the north of Independence is
land—has brought the matter forcibly
before the authorities with the result,
it is sakl. of definite action in the mat
ter on the city's part.
in the neighborhood have been send
, ing their hounds into Wildwood to
j hunt down the pheasants, quail and
| rabbits that make their home in the
| big park. This Is not oikJy a violation
of the State but the city regulations
as well. So after Monday unleashed
hounds, whether they be registered or
not, will truly lead a dogs life in
To-morrow, therefore, will be the
final day of the dog in Wildwood.
Next week Huntsman Garland won't
even wait until he sees the whites o'
their eyes. 'On sight!" are his shoot
ing Instructions.
Clerks Will Ask Postcaster Burle
son to Resume Former
Recent orders of the Postal Depart
ment transferring sixty experienced
mail distributors from the Philadel
phia-Pittsburgh railway lines to ter
minal post offices at Pittsburgh, Phila
delphia and New York have caused
considerable dissatisfaction among the
A grievance committee will call on
Postmaster General Burleaon at Wash
ington next week in an effort to secure
a resumption of former conditions.
Ten HarrfKburg men wrill be as
signed to terminal duty In either Phila
delphia, Pittsburgh or New York.
They are clerks young in the service
Who are unmarried. In the terminal
offices the mail Is stacked for sorting.
Here the mall is held up for long
periods of time. It Is said.
Howard Wickersham. chief clerk of
this division of the railway mail serv
ice. said this morning that events have
been shaping toward the establish
ment of the new conditions for the last
five years. Faster running time on the
[Continued on Page 7.]
Final Section to Be Started on
Wednesday; Hold $1,239 Back
on Walter's Pay
By Tuesday, the Stucker Brothers
Construction Company will have fin
ished putting down the remaining sec
tion of granolithic walk along the
river wall from "Hardscrabble" to Ma
clay street and on Wednesday, the con
tractors expect to begin work on the
final stretch from Herr street south
ward to Market street.
Monday morning the fine grading
of the slopes of the river front from
Market street southward will be be
gun under the supervision of the park
department. When this stretch is fin
nished the planting of the slopes and
the construction of the paths leading
to the river wall will be started.
Harrisburg's street repair work un
der the contract system with Alder
man Charles P. Walter serving as the
■contractor, was completed to-day.
Monday Alderman Walter will be paid
off for his last quarter's work. In
stead of getting the 13,875 that or
dinarily would be due him, however,
the city will hold out about #1,239.
This represents the $1,050 which Lulu
and W. H. O'Brien recently won from
the city for damages the latter Incur
red in falling down a hole In the
asphalt. Walter, the city contends, was
responsible for the hole. In addition
to the amount of the verdict the city
will hold back the estimated costs of
the suit.
Walter all told, put down 2,700
yards or asphalt In repair work during
the past quarter—more tlian was done
by former Highway Commissioner E.
K. FrUcliej in two years.
Russian Symphony Orchestra Con
cert in Afternoon to Be a
Big Feature
Twenty years of musical success will
be celebrated with more than ordinary
significance by the Harrlsburg Choral
Society, Thursday. April 29, when the
big musical organization, assisted by
the Russian Symphony Orchestra, New
York, will participate In the annual
Spring festival.
The anniversary will consist of an
afternoon orchestral concert by 'he
Russian Symphony Orchestra, of New
York, and an evening choral concert by
the CThoral Society, orchestra and dis
tinguished soloists. The orchestra is
composed of fifty musicians under the
direction of Modest Altschuler.
Last year was the first year the or
chestra played here and there Is no
doubt from the impression then made,
that crowded houses will greet them
again. The afternoon concert will be
gin promptly at 3 o'clock.
The soloists at the afternoon concert
j will be Louis Kdlin, the orchestra's
: concert master, and Its violin soloist;
S Jacob Altschuler. viola; Miss Marie
Stoddart, soprano, and a quartet of
vocalists, who will sing the famous
quartet from Rigoletto." The program
will be announced soon.
Will Mug "Samson"
In the evening the Choral Society
will sing Handel's oratorio, "Samson.
This magnificent oratorio is probably
not so well known as Handel s "Mes°-
siah." but it has been ranked as high
as "Messiah" by no less a judge than
the composer himself, for when he was
asked which of the two works he
thought the greater, he replied that he
did not know to which he could give
the preference. The poem was written
by Milton. The text and music thus
furnish a striking coincident and show
what majestic things can be done bv
those who are without sight. The
blind Milton and the blind Handel have
i given here a really majestic work. The
; soloists for the evening concert will be
I Miss Marie Stoddard, soprano; Miss
I Marie Morrisey, contralto: George
I Harris, tenor, and Wilfred Glenn, bass
I Patrons are requested to be in their
i seats promptly by .1 p. ,m. for the after
i noon concert, and by S:ls for the even
ing concert.
Woman Was Using
Jewish Ceremonial Robe
For a Table Cloth
The discovery yesterday of a silk
Jewish ceremonial rolie hanging on an
Kiglith ward clothesline, it Is believed
may brina: a solution to recent robber
ies as Kesher Israel Synagogue, I-'ourth
| and State streets.
I A member of the Kcsher Israel con
! gregation saw the robe in a yard at
| the home of Mrs. Anna Lewis in Fil
bert street near State. The police de
partment was notified and recovered
the robe. Mrs. Lewis said it was
I brought to her home by a friend w ho
j found it, and she had been .using the
robe as a table cloth.
The robe is one of three which are
used in religious services. Two weeks
ago someone broke into the synago
gue and carried off the robes and a
box containing contributions for the
Jerusalem fund. The amount of ca.«h
in the box Is not known. The police
are hunting for the man who brought
the robe to the Lewis home.
With .the temperature hovering
around 78 degrees. Harrisburg swel
tered and mopped its perspiring brow,
to-day. The humidity was low and
made the day feel close and sultry.
Clear and "warmer" is the prediction
for to-morrow.
Special to The Telegraph
Berlin, via London. April 23, 9.05
P. M.—Professor Goehring, of the
Phvaico- Chemical Institute at Karls
ruhe. announces that he has discovered
a new chemical element which he calls
brevlum. He states that brevium is
radio-active and results from the dis
integration of uranium.
St. Augustine's Protestant Episcopal
Church will celebrate its freedom
from debt by burning a mortgage for
$2,000. Monday evening. Services all
day to-morrow will be preliminary to
the formal burning, which will be per
formed Monday evening by Bishop
James Henry Darlington.
Fine lot of second-hand beltHig at
low prlees. Write for Information and |
fet prlre* on sizes you can use. Ad- i
ress XX., 2131, care of Telegraph. I
Loss Exposed Canadian Division, Which Was Also Com
pelled to Fall Back After Losing Four Pieces of Ar
tillery; Finnish Sunk in Baltic; Turks Defend Smyr
na With 35,000 Men
The new battle In Belgium, which
has developed suddenly into one of
the most important encounters In the
west since the present battle line was
formed, is being carried on by a re
lentless Qerman attack and a deter
mined resistance on the part of the
British. It is now apparent that the
Germans brought up heavy reinforce
ments from this attack, and it Is sug
gested in I.ondon that their immediate
objective is the capture of Ypres, pre
liminary to another attempt to break
through to the English Channel.
An official statement from the Brit
ish War Office to-day says that the
British troops are still fighting for
the ground which they were compelled
to yield to the Germans. The loss of
these positions exposed the Canadian
division, which was compelled to fall
back. The Canadians lost four pieces
of artillery but later recaptured them
in a counter attack which, although
occasionally heavy losses is described
as successful. Berlin is elated at the
German victory and newspapers there
say that it evens the score for the
British capture of Neuve Chapelle last
The Finnish steamer Frack has been
sunk in the Baltic Sea by a German
submarine. The crew Is believed to
have been saved.
Turks Defend Smyrna
Aviators of the allies operating over
Smyrna report that the Turks are de
fending the city with 35,000 troops,
established in trenches. A German
steamer was sunk and two men in a
Turkish fort were killed by bombs
dropped from the aeroplanes.
The sailing vessel Ayasha manned
by Germans who escaped when the fa
mous cruiser Emden was sunk In the
Indian Ocean last November, is said to
have reached the Arabian harbor of
Lidd from Hodeida. The Germans
made their way inland and succeeded
in reaching the railroad although at
tacked by Arabs and suffering severe
losses in three days of fighting.
By Associated Press
Stockholm. April 24, via London,
12.22 P. M. —The Finnish steamer
Frack has been torpedoed and sunk In
the Baltic by a German submarine.
, Franklin : itld, April 24.—Local t- ■ 1 pla.es i .
( thciciij' adelphia to*day as follow I
< High school, one mile relay—won by I' ris, New Yo;'.
I city; second, Trenton; third, Harrisburg Tech. * Tim;, .
J » 3.35 4-5. '
j High school, one-mile relay—won by Maaten Park, Buf- !
Ifalo; second, Wiiliamsport, Pa.; third, Reading; fourth. ]
Steelton. Time, 3.38 3-5. |
This was Central High of Harrisburg's class. *
, Allentown, Pa., April 24.—Because, as they alliege, the 1
j Ltljigh Coal and Navigation Company refuse to grant their !
[demands, upwards of 200 boatmen are out on strike, tying 4
up traffic on the Lehigh and Raritan Canals.
Easton, Pa,, April 24.—Charles Bouchi Green, registrar j
at LaFayette College since- 190$, died to-day at his home j
hert in his fiftieth year. '
i j
Washington, April 24. The German embassy an- I
nounced to-day it had information "from a i ..able source" j
that a British battleship was severely damaged in the last J
! Zeppelin attack over the Tyne.
| Philadelphia, April 24.—Not guilty was the verdict rsn- J
to-day by the jury in the conspiracy case against 1
Henry Clay, former director of public safety uf Philadelphia,
i and John R. Wiggins and Willard H. Walls, contractors. i
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> F.mory Carl MrKrofort, nml Klnrmrr Nevada Khreffrr, eltT. l ,
■ < harlea W. Ilrawbarh anil lviMle Welnriiamer, Philadelphia. I
W Milam M. Holler and Alva Liebmaa, rlty,
It Is believed that the members of the
crew were saved. The Frack carried
a cargo of iron ore and was on her
way to Abo, Finland.
Canadians Distinguish
Themselves on Hill 60
• By Associattd Frr.l.l
I.ondon, April 24, 3.55 A M. —The
Daily Mail's correspondent in Northern
France, in a dispatch describing th«
British attack on hill No 60, south of
Ypres says:
"The British success waa duo large
ly to the speed of the tunnel engineers,
for the explosion of the British mines
anticipated by only a short time a
similar move planned by the German
engineers. Hill No. 60 Is only 200
yards long. The fighting here Jias been
more terribly concentrated than in an v
spot in history. The whole hill is
mined, trenched, sandbagged nnd cov
ered. Some of the enemy's trenches
are still virtually on the hill within
twenty yards of the British trenches.
"The Canadian troops have been
specially commended by the i!ii;ish
commanders for the speed an>l preci
sion with which they dug themselves
in after charging."
Paris, April 24, 5.15 A. —Allied
aeroplanes are showing great activity
over Smyrna, says a special dispatch
from Saloniki. A French avirtor re
cently dropped two bombs on Fort
Kastro, killing several soldiers, anoth
er sank a German ship lying in port
and a third struck the railro.ul sta
Pittsburgh. April 24. Ferrs for
William Thaw. 2d, who is serving as
an aviator with the foreign volunteers
fighting for France, were Bet at r-"«t
to->day when his father, Benjamin
Thaw, of this city, received a cable
gram from I.awrence Slade, a r o, ative
in Parts, which reads: "William safe."
Tl.aw had been reported in di«i »tclv«
from Paris as having been killed whilr
scouting near Verdun.

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