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HARRISBURG SdHEs TELEGRAPH LXXXIV — No. 96 lERU REPORTER IS SEIHfIICEOIO BE EXECUTEDIN MEXICO Carranra Authorities Say He Sent Out False News Dispatches APPEAL MADE TO BRYAN Consul Silliman Instructed to Take Up Question With General Carranza By Associated Press Washington, D. C., April 26.—Philip E. MeCleary ,an American newspaper correspondent at Vera Cruz, has been imprisoned and sentenced to he shot by Carranza authorities for having sent out unauthorized news dispatches. Secretary Bryan received an appeal for aid to-day from John W. Roberts, another American correspondent there, and Instructed Consul Silliman to take the question up at once with General Carranza. No official report on the affair had reached the department. Various military movements in Mex ico were reported to-day in official dispatches. Carranza troops from Tamplco are being brought to Vera Cruz and sent inland by rail. Quiet was reported at Progreso. General Carranza has re leased the American steamer Benito Juarez, detained on the west coast on a charge of carrying arms for Villa forces. Labaree Tells How Living Man Was Thrown Into Well With Dead Bodies A graphic tale of the atrocities of the Kurds has been told the Associated Press by Robert M. Labaree, an Amer ican missionary, married to Miss Mary Fleming of this city, of Urumiah, Per sia, who. visited the villages where the refugees are quartered. He says everything possible is being; done for the homeless persons. Food ' is scarce but the relief committees | have managed to distribute a trifle more than a pound of flour to each refugee each week. The Associated Press says that at least 1,500 persons have been mas sacred in the last several weeks. A young man related how he had been crammed into a well with the bodies of a number of dead. He worked his way out and escaped at night. An Armenian girl with a rifle killed a score of Kurds in the village of Hohrova and saved It from destruction. AUSTRIAN'S ARE ACTIVE Berluno, Italy, April 25, 9.50 P. M., via Paris, April 26, 5.38 A. M.—ltalian refugees from Austria report that Aus trian troops have fortified the entire frontier, even building entrenchments o. concrete and cement behind which have been placed cannon of large cali ber. • 168,200 Tons of Steel For the i € Pennsylvania" The Pennsylvania Rail road Company lias asked for proposals on millions of dollars of steel and will follow the theory of helping the other fellow fir si, that they may help themselves. That applies to your case too—<lon't put off buying "Just because." It hurts. Buy-It-Now This Is the time of nil times for the U. S. A. to ninke vast strides. Let'i all get busy. THE WEATHER Tor Harrlslinric and vicinity: Fair, continued mm to-night and Tuesday. For Rasters Pennsylvania: Fair to-nlgltt and Tuesday; ttarmrr to-night In aontheast portion i Il«ht, variable irliids. Hirer The Snsqnehaniiß river and all tta tributaries will tall slowly or re main nearly stationary. A stage of about 3.7 feet Is Indi cated for Hnrrlsburg Tuesday morning. General Conditions The general distribution of pres sure over the country has not changed materially In the last forty-elgb-I hours except over the Ffew England States. The temperature contlnnen unsea sonably high over the northern half of the country east of the Mississippi. Sunday's records were eapectslly high In Pennsyl vania, West Virginia and the Dis trict of Columbia. Temperature! 8 a. m, ig, uni Rises, flil4 a. M.i sets, AiRS p. m. Mooni Full moon, April 2f», Bilfl a. m. River Stsgei 8.8 feet above low wster mark. Yesterday's Weather , Highest temperature, 03. I Jyowest temperature, IM>. Mean temperature, 7(1. J Xormal temperature, 36. 1 M. t PLEASURE SEEKERS PAY DEATH'S TOLL Accidents Result as Autos and Teams Speed Along on First Hot Day TWO KILLED IN LOWER END Child Hit by York County Man's Car; Man Thrown From Carriage Dies Yesterday's midsummer weather brought a lone line of automobiles, motorcycles and other pleasure ve hicles onto the fine State roads in the lower end of the county. Hundreds of machines were in the procession that sped along in an unending chain from dawn to long after midnight. Heath, of course, followed the pleas ure seekers, flirted with them and levied Its toll. In more than a score of reported accidents two were killed and many were injured—and this doesn't include the minor accidents not reported. The dead are Stephen Fath, a 6-year-old Steelton lad, killed by an automobile while playing near Front and Dupont streets, and Jacob R. Epler. 70 years old, a Conewago town ship farmer, thrown out of a carriage [Continued on Page 5.] Easy to Read Water Meter After New Type Is Installed in City Reading the water meter will b- a comparatively simple job for the housewife when the new type of regis tering machine is installed by City Commissioner Harry F. Bowman, su perintendent of public safety. Mr. Bowman, who is now testing out the kind that will be purchased within a week or two, announced Saturday that his intention is to buy only the "straight reader'' type. This is of such simple construction that it will be very easy to determine just how much water is registered. "The householder ought to be able to read the water meter just the same as he should he able to read the gas or electric meter," said Mr. Bowman. "Some of our meters are so con structed that it Is a mighty difficult Job to decipher how much is regis tered and the householder Is always mystified as to why his water bill Is what It is. So when the new meters arc purchased we will buy only the 'straight-reader' type." BETTER HUSTLE THAT I GARDEN APPLICATION Entries For Big Contest Close May 1; Send Your Name in Today GROWN-UPS ARE ELIGIBLE Prizes For Yards, Porches, Win dow Boxes, Building Decora tions and Special Work Straw-hat-and-parasol weather of the last few days to the contrary not withstanding, the time for planting the flower garden is not quite yet at hand, say the cautious practical gar deners, but— The time for planning surely is. Now is the time to figure out what flowers are to be placed in the plots, where they are to be planted with reference to sunshine and shade, the probable results in color scheme— these are all points that the contest ant in the Telegraph "city beautiful" prize garden competition can well con sider now. The competition for which ex-Post master K. J. Stackpole has offered [Continued on Page 7.] Services For Mrs. McCauley in Market Square Church Funeral services for Mrs, Sarah K. Doll McCauley, wife of the late Gil bert M. McCauley, of this city, were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Market Square Presbyterian Churcb of which she had long been a member. The Rev. Dr. George R. Stewart, president of Auburn Theologlcai Seminary, and the Rev. Dr. J. Ritchie Smith, of the Princeton Theological Seminary, both former pastors of Market Square, assisted in the serv ices, conducted by the Rev! William B. Cooke, minister in charge. Mrs. Wilbur F. Harris sang "Peace, Per fect Peace" and "The Homeland." Burial was made in the Harrisburg Cemetery. Among the beautiful floral tributes was a large basket of white roses, marguerites and fern tied with hlue and silver ribbons from Harris burg chapter. Daughters of the Amer ica 1 Revolution, of which Mrs. Mc- Cauley was regent for several years. Too Much Heathenism in Preparation For Weddings "Too much heathenism in the pre paration for weddings and too little of the simplicity of civilization." accord ing to the Rev. Harvey Klaer, pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church has caused the marriage state to deterio rate. Continuing the Rev. Mr. Klaer said; "The foolishness of modern prepara tions often cause the bride to enter the marriage state broken in health. The Joking and rowdyism which accom panies many of our marriage services has, in many instances, left bitterness never healed. If we could only sur round the service with sweet sim plicity, we would confer a great boon upon the young peop;e of the land." HARRISBURG. PA., MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 26,1915. HARRISBURG HOTTEST . CITY IN COUNTRY Officially 92 Yesterday; Humid ity Terrific; Warm Wave to Last Several Days YOUNGSTERS GO A-SWIMMING Philadelphia, Scranton, Detroit, Washington and Other Cities Swelter, Too Harrisburg and Philadelphia, with officially reported temperatures of 92 ! degrees, yesterday had the rather un-j enviable distinction of being the! hottest cities in the territory covered! by government observatories. But in the streets It was much hotter] than 92. The mercury soared as high as 97 degrees in the central busi ness section. Harrisburg, forgetful of the cold of several weeks ago, voiced vigorous complaint and hurriedly donned light suits, heeveedees and straw hats. Ole Man Weather after his first tug settled Into the traces and to-day pulled more evenly. At noon the ther mometer registered 82 degrees and was still going strong. At least forty-eight hours more of the early season hot spell was pre dicted to-day by the observers. Extraordinarily high temperatures for the season were reported from all points east of the Mississippi and new records were made in many places. Not even a local shower is In sight. The absence of rain, except for some scattered showers, is being felt In many sections and crops are suffering. Smashes April Records Yesterday was warmer than the average June day and smashed all April records at the local weather bureau, it opened under auspicious circumstances, the thermometer regis tering 62 degrees at 8 a ,m. The humidity was 82. Soon after the fun commenced. At noon collars were wilting under the Influence of n humidity far below normal. Tn the fContinued on Pnge 7.] James Maher, National Supreme Director of K. of C., Dies in Chicago fly Associated Press Ch'.cago, April 26. —James Maher, national supreme director of the Knights of Columbus, died at his home here to-day. He was a native of Illi nois and was 55 years old. MERCER WILL GO TO PENJ.EBRUNTOJAIL Forgers Sentenced to State and County Prisons, Respectively, From January 15 From nine to fifteen months in the Eastern Penitentiary, sentence to date from January 15, date of convicUon, for H. R. Mercer, and six months in the county jail dating from January 15, for Fred Leßrun, where the penal ties imposed to-day by President Judge Kunkel upon the two forgers about whom so much mystery and publicity had been woven by the police depart ment for the last several months. The pair were convicted of forging checks upon a couple of local banks in endea voring to swing an alleged automobile wheel patent deal in this city. Mercer, It appeared, had a previous penitentiary record; Leßrum showed by letters and by the Kev. Father T. B. Johnson, assistant rector of St. Pat rick's Cathedral, that he had heretofore enjoyed a good business reputation in Chicago. Mercer plead ed for mercy on the ground that his health is failing due to confinement— both men have been in jail since No vember 7, 1914—and that since his in carceration his aged father died. To Lcßrun's sentence was added a fine of $25; Mercer was fined $5. Leßrun thanked the court. Mercer's minimum sentence would expire October 15, Leßrum will be re leased July 15. WORK 01 NEW CI BRIDGE PROGRESSES Busy on Pier Foundations; Big Force of Men Will Soon Be on Job Increased activity is expected this week on the new Cumberland Valley railroad bridge contract. The concrete forces will begin work as soon as the frame fillers are erected. Lumber has been delivered on the Harrisburg side, island and west shore for the fillers. It is likely that the erection of the fillers will start sometime this week. The number of men to be employed is not known, but every effort will he made to rush the work after once started. The erection of the concrete fillers about the steel piers at Front and Second streets will be completed within the next two days. Several car loads of steel material to be used In the reinforcement on the new bridge have been delivered at Le moync and on the south Second street sidings. TKNF.R irERK SATURDAY President John K. Tener. of the National League, former Governor of Pennsylvania, will visit Harrisburg friends on Saturday. WHO SAYS IT'S HOT? INCENSE USED BY ANCIENTS 300 YEARS AGO IN FAH Albert Kelsey Will Tell How It Was Found in Old Well in Yucatan; With Ninety Girl Skeletons When you enter Fahnestock Hall Friday evening to see and hear Albert Kelsev's picture-talk on tropical Mex ico, the chances are you'll wonder at the source of the peculiar, faintly sweet fragrance that will be barely perceptible in the auditorium. In the course of his talk Mr. Kelsey will tell about it. That fragrance will arise from in cense that burned in the ancient tem ples of the Aztec more than 3UG years ago. Here's the story of It: When Mr. Kelsey, the well-known architect, who has traveled through out the civilized world—and much of that which Isn't so civilized—agreed to tell of his experiences in tropical Mexico for the benefit of the Pure Milk Society, he arranged to bring along some of the quaint native blank ets, pottery, wearing apparel and so on to give a real "local color touch" 10 ERECT PERMANENT NETS AT RESERVOIR Park Department to Provide Courts With Paraphernalia; to Frame New Regulations Reservoir Park tennis courts will be equipped this season with permanent nets by the park department so that It will not be necessary for the players to bother about furnishing their own paraphernalia. The pian was suggested to Com missioner Taylor by the new tennis club house committee, as it is believed that elimination of the necessity for individual nets will prevent any player or players from taking possession of a court by the old, old scheme of merely stretching his or her net on the ground. By tills "system" some play ers exclude others from using a court by the plea that it Is "taken" by those who put up the net. New rules and regulations for the conduct of the clubhouse and the courts will be discussed to-night at a meeting of the house committee in the park offices. Saturday's excellent weather aroused the tennis players to the importance of plenty of courts and scores were disappointed because the four lower tier courts at Reservoir were not ready for service. The two upper courts were in great demand all afternoon. The lower tier courts have been graded, lengthened and equipped with new wire screens attached to cast Iron standards. These are set in concrete bases. NOW 75 CUPS FOR DIG PUBLICITY RUN Make of Car With Most Entries Will Receive Trophy; Want Entries Soon With the arrival of six more silver cups to-day, the list of trophies for the Publicity Hun of the Motor Club of Harrlsburg now numbers 75. The biff event ta'kes place Mav 10-12. Other prizes will reach Harrlsburg this week. The cups received this morning in cluded a silver trophy thVee feet in height from the Rotary Clifb of Wil mington. Other trophies were from the Ainscow cafe. Hoffbrau House and Postals Auto Brokerage Company, Wilmington: Jerry Dean. Sea Isle City, and W. Scott Sands, Ocean City. [Continued on Page 7.] First Contributions For Free Band Concerts The first contributions for the mu nicipal band concert fund reached the treasurer, Clarence O. Backenstoss to day. The committee named last week will start canvassing this week. The contributions to-dav were Rob bert McCormlck, 125; John N, Kin nard, $5; cash, fl. to his story. And among other things, he promised to bring was a censer of incense. How he got it is a shivery story, too. Chichean, Itza, one of the two great towns of Maya civilization of old Yuca tan, was onco the mecca of thousands of pilgrims who traveled across the mountains and swamps to worship the sun. The greatest temples were there, and there congregated the greatest gatherings of the faithful. Some 300 years later Mr. Kelsey and his party happened 'round and while looking over the ruins of an ancient temple, the bit of incense was found in a well. And from that same well the skeletons ol' ninety young women were taken. The story of the skeletons—whether they were the dancers of some ancient emperor, his wives, his slaves, or just a group of women wo.shipers who came to the well to pray—ls hidden be neath the dust of 300 years. "WOMEN ONLY" TO REAR OF UNDERWORLD Chinatown's "Angel" to Tell Her Experiences in Gotham's Vice Districts RESCUED SEVEN YEARS AGO To Explain Traps and Pitfalls Laid For the Downfall of Young Girls Miss Rose Livingston, of N>w York, better known as "the Angel of China- I town," will speak here before women only In the Technical High School next Friday afternoon. She will tell I her audience a story of the under ' world from which she herself was | rescued seven years ago and in which I she has labored since to save other girls. Although self-educated, Miss Liv- I ingston has acquired the power to visualize her experiences to her audi tors. Her story of the white slave traffic in New York and the efforts which are being made to suppress it, [Continued on Page 7.] Cunningham to Address City's Commerce Chamber Jesse E. B. Cunningham, former At torney General of Pennsylvania, will l>e the guest of honor at a member ship luncheon of the Harrlsburg Chamber of Commerce Thursday at noon. He will deliver an address upon "Fire Insurance." Probably no one in the State is bet ter fitted to present to businessmen the facts they should know about fire insurance than Mr. Cunningham. While Attorney General, Mr. Cunning ham had charge of the celebrated Al legheny county litigation with the un derwriters' board of that county. Reformed Classis Meets in Fourth Church Tonight The Rev. Benjamin M. Meyers, of Elizabethtown, retiring president of the Lancaster Classis of the Reformed Church, will havo charge of the open ing service of that organization, which \ meets to-night In the Fourth Re formed Church for n four-day session. Delegates from all parts of Lan [ caster and Dauphin county arrived to -1 day to attend the session which will close Thursday. More are expected early to-morrow. The Rev. Homer Skyles May, pastor of the Fourth Re formed Church, together with the con gregation hns made arrangements for the entertainment of the delegates during their stay in the city. WII.L DISCUSS ARMY NEEDS By Associated Press Washington. April 26.-—Questions concerning field guns and ammunition for them will be considered shortly by a board consisting of Colonel Charles G. Treat, general staff. Major John H. Roce. ordnance department, and Ma jor Charles P. Summerall, field artil lery, which has been ordered to con vene in Washington. AUSTRIA AND ITALY ARE BELIEVED TO BE DRIFTING INEVITABLY TOWARD WAR Prince Von Buelow Says It Is Impossible For Austria to Accept Italy's Terms; Austrian Frontier Is Be ing Fortified, According to Refugees; Russians Are Reported to Have Lost in Fighting in Carpathians The opinion is growing in Rome that Austria and Italy are drifting in evitably toward war. A diplomat quotes Prince Von Buelow, the Ger man ambassador at Rome, who has been the principal figure in the efforts to avoid a war, as saying that it would be impossible for Austria to accept Italy's demands. Italian refugees from Austria say the frontier has been fortified by the Austrians with concrete trenches and heavy artillery. A British correspondent accredited I officially to the Dardanelles expedition admits that the problem of forcing j the strait is a tremendous one. His! observations have led him to the be- | lief that a strong army for operations j on the Gallipoli peninsula will be nec essary. Land operations, he says, would present difficulties, since the Turks are strongly entrenched. New victories iri the fighting in the Carpathians are claimed by the Aus trians. After several weeks of slow progress they have at last reduced the Russian positions on both sides of the Orawa valley, the Vienna war j office announces. Petrograd reports the repulse or an attack in V'zsok Pass, and says that the Austrians have brought up a large amount of artil lery along the Carpathian front. London, April 26, 5.23 P. M.—The I admiralty and the war office declared ! this afternoon that a general attack on the Dardanelles has begun. An army, it was said, has been disembarked suc cessfully. The new German offensive in Bel gium, styled by some British commen tators the greatest battle of the war, is being pushed on with all the power of the army Germany is reputed to have assembled along this front. The officinl announcement from Berlin to day reports impressive victories, al though no admissions to this effect are made at Paris or London. The German statement makes no specific claims as to further territory conquer ed but described the attacks In which it is said large numbers of prisoners were taken including 1,000 Canadians. The official Paris statement gives few details of the fighting in Belgium. It is said German attacks were check ed by the British. MERCURY AT TO DAY £ By ! o'clock this aftern on the weather if neter had ascended to 9 a > ghest point reached yesterday. Sodn after i I began to fall and at 2.30 o'clock had destrv :d to 89 degree:., g | •in Ivfcrket Squane this afternoon the mer ..istered si degrees less than 100. L » HIT BY SHIFTER ' * Harrisburg— William H. Wert, a c r of the Har iriaburg Transfer, residing at 2007 Green street, was struck ' shortly before noon to-day by a shifting engine, sustaining j i ! of the head and arms. His i n is not ' * seVious. ] | JOHN BUNNY DEAD if New York, April 26.—John Bunny, 1 moving picture l! comedian who made millions laugh, died home in 'Brooklyn to day. He had been ill for about three weeks of J I a complication of diseases. Members of his family were . L ' ' with him when he died. For a week hr h" apparently been J L on the mend. . ! f MACK THROUGH WITH BAKER 1 Boston, April 26.— Connie Mack, manager of the Phi a [ adelphia Athletics said in an interview to-day that so long ; I as he remained at the head of the club, J. Franklin Bake t » Jof home run fame, would not be a member of the team. J am through with Frank Baker as a ball player," Mack > * added, "and it is my intention at the present time not to ' i allow him to become the property of any other team in th' ■ ► American League. I would not sell him for $1,000,000 in ( cash." i ► 1 1.000 CANADIANS CAPTURED Berlin, April 26, by wireless to Sayville.—ln the official , I statement given out to-day by the German general arm ' i headquarters it was announced that more than 1,000 Ca nadians had been captured in the fighting around Ypres, ' ' Belgium. ■ - I Peter J. Mitchell and Mary Stephen Keva«e, WHllamatswi. I .luiepti X. Hohart and Jeunle V. I'aipie, elt.v. I Hiram B. Dry, rnwrrat, and Gertie May Iterating, Juniata eoaaty. C 1 " hilffj ifll li ifll —ir'Vlir'll iftirriinflifi iinffw * POSTSCRIPT. 12 PAGES The German attack is developlr with great force over a large part of the western front. Berlin announces the recapture of Hartmans-Weiler kopf, in the mountains near the east ern end of the line which the French took recently after several weeks of fighting. On the heights of the Meuse a severe battle has begun. In the east there was no change yes terday, so far as the German state ment revealed. It is said Russian at tacks near the east Prussian border were defeated. American Delegates to Peace Meeting Marooned London, April 26, 10.38 A. M.—Tha steamer Noordam with 40 American women delegates to The Hague Peaca Congress among its passengers, is an chored in the Downs, unable to ob tain permission to proceed up the channel to Rotterdam. Jane Addams has sent an appeal to United States i embassador Page, urging him to en list the aid of the American govern ment to secure the release of the ma rooned delegates and enable them to arrive at The Tfague in time for tha conference, which opens Wednesday. ANOTHER RELIEF SOCIETY j London, April 26, 11.52 A. M.—An | influential committee for Belgium re ;lief has been organized and has issued an appeal to the public for funds. This committee, composed of many I well-known English men of all creeds, 'proposes to raise the money, but ex ! plains that it is to be distributed in i the form of relief through ihe Amer ican commission of Belgian Relief, for 'the reason that no Englishmen are al | lowed to go to Belgium. MAY PROROGUE PARLIAMENT Rome, April 26, via Paris, 8.05 A. AT. —The opinion prevails in parliamen tary circles that if no definite decision as to Italy's participation in the war is reached previous to May 12, tha date upon which the chamber of dep uties reconvenes, parliament will ba prorogued.