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HARRISBURG &9KS TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 97 END OF NOT WUVE NOIYETINStGHT Abnormally High Temperatures ThrougKoat East; Warmest April Known MAN KILLED DURING STORM Heat Prostration Reported; Whole City Suffering From Humidity With no Immediate prospect of re lief from the abnormally high tem perature In sight, Harrisburg nettled back resignedly to-day to "take Its medicine." Evidently determined to give the resident* of the city no reapite, Old Man Weather ushered In the day with a temperature of 71 degrrees this morning at 8 o'clock. The sudden burst of heat following closely on the heels of a night that, if not quite cool, was pleasant, made the burden seem doubly hard to bear. At noon the mercury hovered 'way up in the eighties. The morning's temperature of 71 degrees at this season of the year is without parallel in the history of the local bureau. Boston started the day with 78 degrees and_New York with 72 degrees. These cities are In the very heart of the low pressure area, which, apparently. Is on fixed duty oft' lower New England. Relief depends on its actions. If it starts toward the in terior the present weather is but a foretaste of what will come. On the other hand, it may be blown out to sea. There is an excess of temper ature for this city of nineteen decrees for this date. The lowest temperature, 61 degrees, last night, is still ten de grees above normal. Monday was the hottest April 26 for Pittsburgh in twenty-nine years. The temperature was 87 degrees. The previous record was S6. Storms Broutrht Relief Scattered thunder showers brought welcome relief to the inhabitants of a few sections last night. The storm which passed over this city gathered along the Susquehanna, not many miles away. Towanda and Harrisburg were the only rh-er stations reporting rainfall. One heat prostration has been re ported. Horace C. Ettlnger, an em ploye of the Pennsylvania Railroad at the Reily street shops, was taken suddenly 111 late yesterday afternoon after drinking ice water. He is under the care of physicians and will re cover. Local thunderstorms are likely to gather in the mountains surrounding the city this evening and everv even ing during the wave, Forecaster De krnaln said to-iiaj: Man and Two Horses Killed During Storm A man and two horses were killed and a house at Paxtang struck by lightning, during the electrical storm which passed over this vicinity last evening. While driving a team of horses along the pike near Hockersvllle. Har ry Hoffer, aged 17 of Lebanon, was struck by a bolt of lightning, which resulted In his Instant death. Both horses were killed outright and the jwagon was reduced to a mass of splln- Iters. | f Con tinned on Page 14.] t $2,000,000 worth of confidence IMr. C. Markliam, Presi dent of the lUlnols Cen tral Railroad Company, Is preaching the "Buy- It-NoW* gospel and practicing what he preaches. He writes: "As an 11- lustration of my co. operation, we hare closed contracts for SO locomotive*, represent ing nearly $1,000,000 and are considering ad ditional equipment ag gregating about as much more." M What are you doing to ■ , help? I Buy-It-Now This la the time of all time* for the t. ft. A. to make tut I strides. Let's all get busy. |l£ WEATHER B Harrisburg and rlctaltyt Fair Wednesday probably ■ •honerti continued warm. ■»r Eastern Pennsylvania! Con ditioned warm and probable fair to-night and Wedneadayi Blgbl, variable wlads. ■ River Susquehanna river and all Its will fall slowly pr re- Hialii about stationary. A. utaae about 8.7 feet Is Indicated for Wednesday morn ■mnrnliiK. H General Conditions ■fie pressure baa deereased over ■ the eastern half of the eonntrr I aad In the northwest border ■ States during the laat twenty ■ foar hours i It hss Increased some ■ what over nearly all the rest of ■ the country. Scattered thunder ■fkowen have occurred In the ■t'P>«r Ohio Valley and In the Atlantic and >ew England and showers hare been general la the Missouri snd In. per Mississippi valleya. Hrnperetur*! 8 a. na., TO. ■im Rises. H>l2 a. M.i sets, (lift* ■p. m. ■9om Fnll moon, April 29, Ptig J/K.Xrr Stagei feet above low *' water mark. ▼Saturday's Westher Highest temperature, 00. Lowest temperature, M. Mean temperature, 74. Normal temperature, 53. P.R.R. TRANSFER STATION TO BE GREATLY ENLARGED ;:~v " •" - - 'W^j^ — '" 1 v M - - .. - , " I • The large etching at the top i»aa bird's-eye view of the busy transfer yards of the Pennsvlvania Railroad Company at Division street. The other picture at the top Is that of J. H. Wolf, one of the truckmen, who Is loading a car. Wolf weighs 152 pounds but yesterday the camera caught him as he was pulling a truck loaded with six big boxes which together weighed 1,600 pounds. The lower etching shows some of the transfer officials. From left to right they are: J. B. Kautz, Jr., chief of the Harrlsburg Transfer station; J. H. Nixon, freight agent; J. W. Dennis, agent Harrlsburg transfer; W. H. Fisher, assistant freight trainmaster; G. W. Mumma claim agent, Harrisburg transfer. GARDEN EXPERT IMS PRAISE FOR CONTEST Says It Will Develop Bigger and More Beautiful Harrisburg; Entries Close May 1 One who gets close to his gar den, one who gets to know his garden intimately I mean, soon obtains a broader view of things that only a friendship for flowers can make possible. That is one feature of the Telegraph's "city beautiful" plan that to my mind is making it. one of the biggest movements of the kind for the betterment of Harrisburg that has ever been attempted. That is why It will be of such widespread benefit, not only fo the youth but to the grown-up of the city. Furthermore it will develop [Continued on Page 14.] CHILDREN'S HOME IN ED OF HELP I Send Contributions to Telegraph to Help Wire Building; Guard Against Fire Th| Children's Industrial Home needs help. Its management has asked the Tele graph to set its case before the people of Harrisburg. Its scores of little ones had a narrow escape from death by fire the other day when a weak-minded little inmate got hold of matches, and set the place afire. Besides its own little folks the In dustrial Home is caring for the boys and girls of the Nursery Home, which was destroyed by fire some weeks ago. The matron and the management live in dread lest the fire be repeated. So they are asking the people of Harris burg to donate JSOO for the wiring of the building and the instalment of an electrical equipment. The sum is not large. Send your contributions to the Telegraph and they will be properly acknowledged or to Miss Agnes E. Felix, 10 North Sec ond street, treasurer of the home. Willard-Johnson Fight Pictures May Be Shown By Associated Press Washington, April 27.—The De partment of Justice is friendly to a suit to test the law forbidding impor tation of prize-fight films. Solicitor General Davis recently assured attor neys for the film companies that the government would expedite such a case. Intense Heat Deranges Mind of Travelingman J. H. Penfleld, aged 42, of Cleveland,: Ohio, a travelingman, was taken to the Shope hospital this afternoon suf fering from a nervous breakdown. Physicians believe he was overcome by the heat. Yesterday Mr. Penfleld traveled over the city on business. During the aft ernoon he returned to the Hotel Plaza and complained of being ill. Later Penfleld was found in his room in a demented condition und a physi cian was called in. Following a re quest on an Insurance card, found among the man's effects, a local fra terhal order was notified and arrange ments made to-day to have him treat ed at a hospital. In the meantime the wife of the ?lck man was notified byj Captain Joseph P. Thompson. HARRISBURG. PA„ TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 27, 1915. Rotary Club, Daring Official Visit to Division Street Plant, Receives Welcome News That Additions Will Give Work to ISO More Men; Now One of the Biggest in the Country;; Big Boost For Harrishurg as "Heart of Distribution"; Means Much to City The Harri»biirß freight transfer sta tion of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Division street Is to be enlarged to In crease lt.< capacity and working force at least 20 per cent., at a cost of many thousands of dollars. This announcement was made yes terday upon the occasion of the visit of the Harrisburf? Rotary Club to the station as the guests of John H. Nixon, freight agent; George W. Mumma, freight claim agent, and J. W. Dennis, transfer station agent. The trip was made in automobiles from the Metro politan Hotel, where Mr. Dennis ad dressed the club briefly on the station, its work and Its growth. The Ro tarians found a committee from the general manager's office at the plant going over its equipment and pre paring a report and were pleased to learn that, in the opinion of the ex AIUAL ELECTIONS OF COMPANY DIRECTORS House Passes Bill Abolishing Gasi fications and Other Measures at Today's Sessions I The House to-day passed without I opposition the Lauer bill repealing certain clauses of corporation acta so that hereafter classifications of boards of directors shall be abolished and ail directors shall be elected annually. The House also passed the bill pro hibiting judges from reducing or set ting aside verdicts in damage cases where damages are unliquidated. Other bills passed by the Hous« In cluded: Requiring counties havlni a popula tion of 1,600,000 and cities therein to establish a pension fund. Regulating the sending up of bal [Continued on Pag« 9.] Truck Sneaks Off and Tries to Break Into Home in Briggs St An auto furniture delivery car, own ed by Joseph Goldsmith, the Walnut j street dealer, sneaked away from the I driver this morning, and tried to break ! Into the home of Mrs. Kate McCor mlck, 633 Briggs street. The runaway caused some damage and considerable excitement. No person was injured. The car was standing on a slight incline at East and Briggs streets. While the driver was delivering goods at a nearby house, the car, through some unknown cause, started down tho hill. One small tree was broken off. The truck then tooic a diagonal course across the street, crashing into the McCormick house. CnWtruck nnshrdl dar dar dar rora "BLUE LAWS" STAND UNCHANGED The bill to repeal so much of the "blue laws" of 1794 as relates to the sale or delivery of necessaries of life on Sunday went down to defeat in the Senate to-day. It mustered only five votes, while thirty-two senators voted against it. IJONE SURVIVOR DIES By Associated Prut Washington, Pa , April 27.—Fred Ellwanger, 42, sole survivor of the Marlanna mine disaster of November 28, 1908, in which about 200 men were killed, died yesterday at a local hospi tal of diabetes. Ellwanger has 4 2 jfeces of coal and slate driven Into his body by the fores of the explosion. He was rescued about 12 hours after the explosion occurred. perts detailed to the work, the Harris burg station is not only one of the largest in the country, but is regarded as a model of efficiency for the whole system. - —— The plant now has trackage and sheds sufficient to accommodate 238 cars at one time and about 500 cars are handled there every day. Involv ing a transfer of about 3,000,000 pounds of freight every tweaty-fcur hours. The transfer force is made up of 305 workmen and clerks at present and runs up as high as 328. This does not include 22 car inspectors and 36 car repairmen who work exclusively in connection with the transfer station. Shipped Far and Wide The Rotarlans learned that the freight station was established at thiß [Continued on Page 14.] REV. MAY ELECTED GLASSIS PRESIDENT Reformed Pastors Report Flour ishing Conditions in All Charges -'4 ~3PBHH H K VM XJHfI 81 M THE REV. HOMER 8. MAY Elected President of Lancaster Classls. The Rev. Homer S. May, pastor of Fourth Reformed Church, last night was elected president of the Lancaster Classls of the Reformed Church by the delegates attending the four-day session held this Other officers elected were the Rev. Robert Lee Balr, of Lancaster, vice president, and the Rev. William J. [Continued on Page 14.] Ypres Reported to Be Burning; Bombs Used By Associated Press London, April 27.—Tpres Is In flames, the Germans having thrown a hall of Incendiary bombs In the town." Thus telegraphs the Morning Post's correspondent In Northern France. "The fighting continues hotly all along this front," the correspondent adds. "The Germans show extraor dinary daring In bringing heavy artil lery close to their front line, the guns used being mostly 13-lnch Austrian howluers on movable carriages." CURDING OF DERRY STREET COMPLETED Only One or Two Sections Yet to Be Put in Place by Central Construction Co. i TROLLEY CO. TO FOLLOW Grading of Emerald Street Under Way; Market Street to Park Entrance Next in Order With the exception of one or two corner sections all the curbing for the paving of Derry street from Twenty third to the eastern city line has been set by the Central Construction and Supply Company. The remaining cor ner pieces are on the way and will be put into position as soon as they ar rive. Before the grading is started, how ever, the Harrishurg Railway's Com pany will make the changes necessary for its tracks. This work is being held baok lomewhat until the company fin ishes a similar job In the Second street STTtVWUV. Grading and curbing of Emerald street from Fifth to Front street is well under way, too. The concreting gangs will follow closely as the grading is finished and it is yie construction company's intention to finish this stretch of paving as early as possible. In addition to Emerald street the section of Market from Nineteenth to Twentv-flrst, Nineteenth street, Ethel and Primrose will be next In order to receive the attention of the contrac tor. v Market street when paved will offer a complete stretch of improved high [Continued on Page 14.] GOVERNOR ASKS FOR FARM COMMISSION Tells Legislature It Is Economical and Will Add to Efficiency of Department Governor Brumbaugh to-day called the attention of the Legislature to the Whitaker bill creating the State Agricultural Commission and urged Its passage. The Governor says: "House Rill 839, introduced by Mr. Whitaker. is a measure to simplify the administration of the department of agriculture and to Increase its effi ciency to the farmers of Pennsylvania. The measure Is In fulfillment of plat form pledges and of the universally recognized need of such a central gov ernment in agriculture as to avoid du plication of effort and of expense in administration. "It proposes to give a maximum ser vice In the field with a minimum ex pense for udministration. The bill Is In harmony with modern business methods. It legislates no one out of office. It repeals no laws affecting our agricultural Interests. It will make a professional board of adminis tration, composed of the commissioner and the bureau heads. It will con tinue to conduct demonstration work under the ten demonstrators now pro vided. It will remove all investiga tions of a scientific character to the State College, where such work be longs, and make for our State an ad ministrative agency of great power and capacity. "The bill should have the cordial support of all friends of agriculture In the State." Former Telegraph Reporter Suicide at Williamsport By Associated Press Williamsport, Pa., April 27.—George! Morganrotli, 28 years of age, a maga zine writer, committed suicide hv, shooting himself through the heart In I the woods near a Rose Valley form-' house where he was staying in search | of local color for his stories. 11l health I was the cause. George Morganroth was a reporter I for the Harrlsburg Telegraph through-1 out last summer. He left Harrlsburg j for Kane, Pa., early last October In, search of better health. He lived, while in this city, at 719 1 North Sixth street. While a member} of the Telegraph staff, his stories werel accepted by the Associated Sundays' Magazine and by other, leading publl.i cations. His home la Shamokln, where he has! a brother who 1* a prominent attor ney 1 BELGIAN ARMY REPULSES SUCCESSIVE ATTACKS OF GERMANS IN FLANDERS ■ i Lizerne, Storm-center of Battle, Taken by Plucky Soldierc From Kaiser's Forces; Austrians Are Claiming Minor Victories in Carpathians; Land Fighting in Progress in Connection With Allies' Attempt to Gab Dardanelles The little Belgian army, once more in the midst of a furious struggle, is reported to have repulsed three suc cessive attacks of the Germans south of Dlxmude. In the great battle now under way in Flanders. A statement to-day from the Belgian military au thorities says there was activity yes terday along the whole section of the front held by the Belgians. Announcement is made that the town of I-.izerne, a storm center in the battle, has been again taken from the Germans. Capture of this town was announced by the Belgians on Sunday, and denied yesterday by, the Germans. To-day's statement says the Belgians lost L,lzerne again on Sunday but re gained possession of it yesterday. I>ondon Is speculating whether the fierce German attack marks an at tempt to force a way to the English channel, or Is in reality a feint pre-1 paratory to striking a blow. Tt Is ad mitted, however, that the Germans have gained already a substantial suc cess in this battle, the outcome of which is awaited with anxiety by the belligerent nations. Austrian* Claim Victories In the east there are no signs of a recrudescence of fighting on such a scale as that of last month. The Aus trian war office continues to announce victories In local ensagements In the Carpathians?, reports from Petroerad are so hare of detail as to Kive little Idea of what is happening It is assumed that land flehtlnK Is in progress in connection with the new attempt of the allies to srain the Dar danelles and Constantinople. Nothings Is known of the scope of details of these operations beyond the official British announcement that an army was being landed on Galllpoll penin sula. The Swedish steamer Centric on her way from Stockholm to Helslnghorg, Sweden, was sunk by a mine off Al land Isynds. The crew was saved. GAS BOMBS OF TJTTI.K VAI.FE Bv Associated Prist Paris. April 27.—The first wounded THI RMOMETER ASCENDS TO 32 1 leter ob top I of*ti erature *f 92 j I degree aon at 2.30 o'clock. This equal* the kttt | 0 * Sun at the lecal S obst imperature of 92 degrees was also repart- I ed from I phia. Jj erder issued Joordam, wilt eupoit the ves- J , • ( sel proce :r way to Rotterdam. The Noordam has on ican women delegates to the International , Women Congress at the Hague. 1 TRAWLER BLOW UP sby trawler ' ■ Recolc p in the N Some of the memb; are in . < 1 Ttaliaa am a' in have been I i minister Sen- -j nino. ! ■ r SAYS PRISONERS WERE SHOT London, A 27, 5.22 P. M.—War Secretary Kitchener • to-day told e of Lords that the i- prisoners had I been insuite , maltreated and even shot down by their Ger- K i man captors. A SI 'EN KILLED IN EXPLOSION N. Y., April 27. ;Han workmen \ were killt e was a pre- • ; mature e •ch at the ( New Ken' I 1 U. I L DECLARES DIVIDEND Corporation to- | • day dec , regular quarterly dividend of 1 per Cent. on the : ,ock. As in the case of the previous quar- L ter, no , ken on the common stc k'dividend. , , It _ | » MARRIAGE LICENSES I Fred At Harllng. Uuncannon, and Roberta Stvarii. Hty. Homer L. Umholta, tirati, and Hannah P. Shade, SyrlnKlen fl Kobert Keuiwtck Featenhy, Scranton, and Edna Marie Oall, dtr. < n a ■■■ .H .M .W w a -« •*-- -■ • POSTSCRIPT. 14 PAGES soldiers who have arrived In Peris from the Yser speak with scorn of me bombs used by the Germans. "Tb ir famous bombs killed nobody," said ■•no of the wounded Frenchmen. "Tliey Just put to sleep those who breathed the fumes. Then the Germans came up and killed the sleepers. Fortunu'.c ly help came and we finished by smashing them." "Uncle Joe" Cannon Not Too Old to Dance Reel By Associated Press San Francisco, April 27.—Congress man Joseph G. Cannon of Illinois, 1 ist night fulfilled a promise made live years ago by dancing a waltz in the New York State building at the Pana ma Pacific Exposition. The fort UT speaker is a member of a congressio in I party enroute to the Hawaiian is lands. The promise was given at the tine San Francisco and New Orleans w in fighting before congress for the ri ,-lit to hold the exposition. Mr. Cannon, then Speaker of the House, declared that if San Francisco should be se lected as the site lie would visit the grounds and participate in a Virginia reel. Congressman Cannon will celebr-ito his seventy-ninth birthday May 7. SPAIN HAS ASPIRATIONS By Associated Press Paris, April 27. —Pubilc men "f Spain are now beginning to discuss Ihe possibility of that country realizing ,'s territorial aspirations In view of the probable reconstruction of Europe sif ter the war. Senor Azcarate, first vice president of the Spanish Chamber i>f Deputies, In an address which 1 aroused wide comment, declared 1 s country should take advantage of t'ie present opportunity to complete t'»«• Integrity of her territory by the cession of Gibraltar - from Eng land.