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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 122 AMERICAN STEAMER BY SUBMARINE OFF IRELAND Nebraskan, Flying Stars and Stripes, Hit While Forty Miles Southwest of Fast net; No Lives Lost; Vessel Carried No Passengers NEWS CREATES BIG STIR AT WASHINGTON Some Officials Think Ship May Have Struck Mine; Carried No Contraband; Down at the Bows, Boat Is Proceeding Back to Har bor London, May 26, 12 Noon.— The American steamer Nebras kan. Captain Green, from Liver pool, May 24, for Delaware Breakwater, was torpedoed yes terday by a submarine at a point forty miles southwest of Fastnet, off the coast of Ireland. The sea was calm at the time. The crew at once took to the boats and stood by the steamer. It was soon ascertained that the Nebraskan was not seriously dam aged. She had been struck forward, and her foreholds were full of water. The crew returned on board and I got the vessel under way. No live* j were lost anions? the crew. The Xe- I braskan did not carry any passengers, j The foregoing information was re ceived to-day by the British Admiralty in London and it was at once com municator! to the American embassy. Immediately she was struck the Ne braskan began calling for help by wireless. Browhead received the wire less communication at 9 a. m. yester day from Crookhaven. The American steamer Xebraskan. Captain Green, Is owned by the Amer can Hawaiian Steamship Company, of York, and Is of 2521 tons net |^regis*er. Thf'Xebrsskan was bound for Dela ware Breakwater in ballast for orders. This means that upon arrival there the agents of the ship would direct its master to proceed to any port where cargo might be procured, pos sibly to the Pacific coast via the Pana ma Canal. The Nebraskan sailed from New York. May 7, and arrived at Liverpool on May 19. Previous to the war the ship had been active in trade between northern ports and Galveston, but since the outbreak had made one voy age to London and one to Bremen. Bryan Awaits Details Washington. May 26. Secretary Bryan said the State Department's in formation of the Nebraskan incident was too meager to permit the forming of an opinicyi. He said a full report [Continued on Pajre 10.] Motorcycle Officers Will Patrol City Day and Night With the arrival of the two new motorcycles at the police station to day improved police service is prom ised. In addition to being subject to emergency calls Motorcycle Officers Fetrow and Schelhas will patrol the city regularly. With the present number of patrol men on duty day' and night, certain streets and districts are patrolled once every hour; sometimes only once in two hours. Motorcycle officers will now cover the entire city, day and night. This will mean an officer within close call at least every half hour. POOR BOARD THANKS STUDENTS Tech High Field Sootion Commended by Resolution: Blue Prints to Be FVamt'<l Besolutions were adopted by the Dauphin County Poor Board to-day thanking the field work and surveying section o fthe Senior class of Techni cal high school for efficient servicts. recently rendered the county in stak ing out a section of meadowland near the almshouse. In addition to extending their thanks by resolution the poor board decided to properly frame the neat blueprint of the ground prepared by the boys. The class included John Todd, Charles Chanev, Olenn Melville. F. A. Metzler, John Yoder, H. Wagner,. James Miller and Samuel Mcllhenny. THE WEATHER For HarHsbnrg and rlelnltrt 'bow ers and r«olf» to-nlKht; Thursday KCTfrjlij- fair. For Eautfra Pennsylvania! «hnvr ers to-night anil probable Thurs day pooler to-night; moderate to fresh northwest to north winds. River The Susquehanna river and all Ita branches will probably foil slow ly or remain nearly stationary. Wfe A stsge of a how: R.B feet |« Indi cated for Harrlaburtc Tbruailar mora tag. General Conditions A sHjrHf disturbance, central over Pennsylvania ud Xew York, has canned light to moderate ahowrrn In the Ohio Valley and Tennessee, la the Susquehanna Valley and over the greater part of the l ake Region. II la aomawhat warmer la the Mid die Atlantic States and over moat of the territory west of the Rocky Mounts In a. Tempertrtoret S a. 112. Stint Rlaes. 4t43 a. nt.t seta, 7:20 p. m. Moon: Full moon, May, 28. 4t33 a. m. River Staget 8.8 feet above low water mark. Yesterday** Weather Rich est temperature. 71. lowest -tempers t n re, 4*. Mean temperature. SS. formal temperature, OS. minis FALLING BACK BEFORE DRIVE I OF ITALIAN FORCES Emmanuel's Troops Take Border Towns and Force Way Through j Mountain Defiles HUNS DESTROYING BRIDGES « Germans Claim Victories in Ga licia; British Give Way in Bel gium; French Advance An official communication from Rome Indicates that the Italian inva •don of Austria has been extended over almost the whole of the Austro-Itallan j frontier. According to this statement, \ the Italians hare seized a number of towns near the border, and have forced their way through mountain defiles, occupying strategic positions. Apparently there has been little heavy fighting thus far. although in 011 c in stance a -bayonet encounter Is men- | tioned. It is stated the Austrians re- j tired everywhere, destroying bridges i as they fell liack. The new attack of General Macken- I sen against the Russian line north of Przemysl in Gallcia, is reported from Vienna and Berlin to have been at tended by conspicuous success. The war office at Petrograd. however, states that attacks on the Russian line along the San River were scattered and concedes no new victories to the Austro-German armies. In the Dardanelles Tit the Dardanelles the Allies are officially reported to be slowly ad vancing against the stubborn opposi tion of the Turks, who have been granted an armistice to bury 3,000 o£ their dead in front of their trenches. Along the western line of battle the Germans hold a trench east of Ypres which they captured Monday morning from the British and held against counter attack during the day. Yes terday the French offensive north of Arras developed new vigor with the result that a number of German posi tions were captured. This French ad vance. like the German move against the British, is not of wide extent, but it Included some formidable works. The illness of King Constantine of Greece Is the feature of the diplomatic situation in the Near East. The death of this ruler. It is argued here, would end Greece's chief reason for main taining neutrality. EXPLAINS INFLUENCE OF FOOD ON PERSONS | Expert Says It Is Closely Affiliated With Physical, Mental and Moral Welfare \ Program for Thursday Afternoon. I Subject: "Digestion and Well Balanced Menus." Menu: Round Steak and Spaghetti in Fireiess Cooker . ] Potato Salad. Bread Cinnamon Holls Emily's White Cake ■ Mrs. Kate B. Vaughn,' who Is conducting the Telegraph Home Eco nomics School this week Fahnestock Hail at the Y. M. C. A. Building, giv ing her reasons for "ty ing" up with the Better Foods —Better Homes movement, said: "There are any number of reform movements before the public to-day that are of significant Importance and well worth thoughtful attention. One of these in which I am very deeply Interested is i the Better Babies movement. I be : iieve, however, that this and j all the other movements for [Continued on Page 10.] All Arrangements For Dedication of Y. W. C. A. Have Been Completed All arrangements for the dedication of the Y. W. C. A. building at Fourth and Walnut streets, to-morrow after noon and evening, have been com pleted. The afternoon service will be held in John Y. Boyd hall and the evening service at Pine Street Presby terian Church. The dedicatory service proper will be held at 3.30 o'clock and will in clude prayer by the Rev. H. W. A. Hanson: a solo by Mrs. Wilbur F. Har ris; presentation of keys by E. Z. Wal | lower; dedicatory service led by the I president, Mrs. John W. Reily; prayer jby the Rev. James F. Bullitt and btnedictlon by the Rev. Ellis N. Kremer. G. Sherwood Eddy, one of the most noted figures in religious life, to-day will speak briefly at this meeting. The Rev. Dr. L. S. Mudge will pre side over the evening service. Mr. Eddy will make the principal address. Instrumental and vocal music will be a feature of this service. HARRISBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 26, 1915 GOVERNOR BRUMBAUGH ON THE JOB ■M Wrr®*\- i Jm St famfk f«* Ssifii; JWIB I hliik the IMck. EUGENIA WILL MIND I MIMA AFTER All I'll Try to Be Good," New York Society Girl Promises Her Mother's Lawyer HER DEFIANCE IS ALL GONE Admits She Had Been Wayward, ; Foolish and Wildly Extravagant Special to The Telegraph New York. May 26. —"1'1l go home; I'll go back to mother; I'll try as hard as I can to be a good and dutiful daughter." With these words late yesterday [ atfernoon. Miss Eugenia Kelly, heiress and patron of Broadway tango and lobster palaces, bade adieu to the life which has cost her thou [Continued on Page 12.] JOHN SHANK KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT Machine Carrying Four Well known Enola People Goes Through Fence Special to The Telegraph Carlisle, Pa., May 26. Late last | evening an automobile accident occur ' red near Middlesex, east of Carlisle, ! when or*; man was fatally injured, an | other badly hurt and two women I bruised and cut when their machine . went through a fence while traveling at a high rate of speed. John Shank was driving the car and [Continued on Pago 12.] ONE DROWNS WHEN MOTORBOAT CAPSIZES Two Others Narrowly Escape in Unsuccessful Attempt to Run Through Dam Spillway An attempt to come up through the spillway of the dam at Front and Dock streets, last night, in a motor boat, cost Charles Berger, aged 24, 268 Franklin street, Steelton. his life. Stephano Froe, Francis street, who j owned the boat, and Joseph Harlach er, Myers street, were with Berger, but they were rescued by a number of men, who live in the lower end of the city. Berger with his two companions left home last evening at 7.50 o'clock. In tending to come to this city from Steelton. When the men reached the dam they attempted to come up through the spillway on this side of [Continued on Page B.] SPARROWS CARRY MATCHES ANJP SET SETON HALL, AFTRE Special to The Telegraph South Orange. X. J., May 36. Priests, members of the faculty and seminarians on their annual retreat at the seminary of the Immaculate Con ception, attached to Seton Hall Col lege, put out what threatened to be a serious Are yesterday. It is said that matches carried to the eaves of the building by sparrows caused the Are. SERVICE COMMISSION TAKES UP ITS DUTIES Governor Outlines Its Policy; to Devote Entire Time to the State TO ACT AS REGULATORS Magee For Chairman, Is Gossip; Rilling Is to Be Resident Commissioner Members of the new Public Service i Commission took up their duties at | the Capitol to-day, hearing an appli cation for the fixing of an early date | i for a hearing of the complaint against I the suburban passenger fares in the vicinity of Philadelphia and discussing contracts. Announcement was made that John l S. Rilling, of Erie, would be the resl- J [Continued on Page B.] i ARBITRATORS BEFORE PUBLIC WORKS BOARD Roy G. Cox to Meet With City Officials Tomorrow Relative to Interceptor Controversy An explanation, In detail of the ex penses connected with the River Front interceptor arbitration and informa tion on some of the items in the award, will be made to the Board of Public Works and City Commissioner W. H. Lynch to-morrow afternoon, it is un derstood, by Roy G. Cox. representing the arbitration board. A few days ago the board asked the [Continued on Page 10.] [LEADER OF NEW YORK SOCIAL SET DEAD Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish Succumbs at Summer Home; 111 Few Hours Vy Associated Press Garrison, N. Y., May 26. —Mrs. Stuyve*ant Fish, leader of New York's social set, is dead at her summer horns here. She died last night of cerebral hemorrhage after an illness which had lasted only a few hours. Shortly after luncheon yesterday she was stricken while planning to give a garden party within a few days on her estate. She failed to rally and died soon after 10 o'clock. Her hus [Oontinued on Page 10 ] BIG BRFWER DIES By Associated Press New York. May 26.—Jacob Rup pert, one of the most widely known brewers of this country and founder of the Jacob Ruppert Brewing Company, died at his home here late last night. CON VICTS KNITTING By Associated Press Auburn. N. Y., May 26.— Two hun dred convicts In Auburn Prison to-day volunteered to knit woolen mufflers, sweaters, cape, mittens, socks and other articles for the Polish war suf ferers. GOVERNOR TtKES OFF com 10 SHOVELS WITH THE THOUSANDS Hordes of Men Throughout State Helping to Make "Good Roads Day" Success SUFFRAGISTS PROVIDE LUNCH Civic Associations and Auto Clubs Big Help; Local Motorists on the Job Volunteers are working on the roads p of Pennsylvania to-day by the thou sand. Reports reaching the Capitol from half the counties of the State in dicate an observance of Good Roads Dav that has fully met the expec- < tat'ions of State authorities and in ' some districts the workers disregarded ! the rains and plied shovels vigorously in the mud. . . Judging from the reports received, 1 civic associations and organizations of ' motor clubs rendered valuable service < in putting the work on a systematic basis, roads being marked off and I men assigned to certain duties, while lunch and rest accommodations were i provided. * Many officials and attaches of StaU, | < departments went out in automobiles j in the vicinity of Harrisburg to helpp in the road improvement. i Entering heartily into the spirit of Good Roads Day. Governor Brum- , baugh, accompanied by a party of i State Highway Department officials i and newspapermen, made a flying trip over Cumberland Valley roads, alter nately toiling with pick and shovel. That Farm Training Helped The chief executive and his party left the capital early this morning in three automobiles. The first stop was made at St. John's Church, on the Trindle Springs road between Camp Hffl and Merhanicsburg, where the Motor Club of Harrisburg concentrated its efforts. The Governor was the first to leave the machine and pick up a shovel. His boyhood training on tne farm was evi denced by the way he handled the im plement. The hundreds of men work ing on the road stopped as the Gov ernor started: then, seeing that he meant business, they redoubled their former efforts, and for fifteen minutes the air was filled with twice the I amount of flying shale and dirt. A group of Mechanicsburg men, un der the supervision of Jack Seaman, was the next party visited by the Gov- J ernor. The machines were slowing up when Governor Brumbaugh spied a j man with a pick, shovel and a pipe i [Continued on Page 10.] KITCHENER WAR LORD DESPITE ATTACKS Collapse of Northcliffe Campaign Foreseen; Coalition Appoint ments Raise Little Enthusiasm T.ondon, Hay 26. 11:56 a. m.— The approval of King George has made the coalition government as announced tills morning, an ac complished Tact. London, May 26.—Earl Kitchener, despite all attacks upon him, remains at the head of the war office in the new coalition cabinet officially an nounced last night Scarcely less important than this, however. Is the news also contained In the announcement that David Lloyd-George, chancellor of the ex chequer. and by many regarded as England's greatest statesman, tem porarily surrenders this great office to devote his whole energies to the one task of the supply of munitions of war. being succeeded by Reginald McKenna, former home secretary. Winston Spencer Churchill turns [Continued on Page 12.] BALI) HEAD SAVES LIFE Special to The Telegraph Pa., May 26.—Fellow workmen say John McMonlgal's life was saved yesterday by his bald head. McMonigal was assisting others in re moving the core from a large casting when the chain broke, throwing a bar with terrific force, striking him on his head. The bar slid over the shiny surface, leaving only slight abrasions. Mother Chokes Baby and Then Shoots Self By Associated Press New York. May 26.—Mrs. Charlotte O'Xcill. wife of Francis O'Neill. an architectural engineer employed by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, was found dpad to-dp> with a bullet in her heart, in a bedroom In her home in Brooklyn. In an adjoining room lay two of her three children. Josephine, one year old, and Francis, aged 4, with cords drawn tightly around their j nocks. The boy was later revived, but the baby died. Detectives said that it was their theory that Mrs. O'Neill became sud denly demented, tied tlie cords around the children's necks and then believ ing them dead, shot and killed herself. A revolver lay on the floor near her body. DUTCH LINER RAMS FREIGHTER; WARSHIPS RESCUE PASSENGERS Ryndam, Bound For Rotterdam, Badly Damaged in Col lision 15 Miles Southwest of Nantucket; United States Battleships Take Off Endangered and Convoy Stricken Ships to New York New Tork, May 26.—The Dutch liner Ryndam, which sailed from this port yesterday for Rotterdam with 77 passengers and a million dollar cargo, was badly damaged In a col lision fifteen miles southwest of the Nantucket shoals lightship at 4 o'clock this morning with a tramp freighter, Joseph J. Cuneo, which sailed from Boston last night for Baracoa, Cuba. Both vessels were seriously injured. The Ryndam wireless reports indi cate that she was struck aft with such force that hold No. 5 filled almost im mediately, water flowed freely into the engine room and began to creep up in hold No. 6. The Cuneo's bows were smashed in badly. Transfer Passengers S. O. S. signals were flashed from the Ryndam's wireless and her pas sengers were transferred hastily to the Cuneo. One hundred and sixty of the Ryndam's crew of 200, likewise were put aboard the freighter, leaving only forty men aboard the liner to navi gate it. United States battleships In the vt |clnity answered the wireless calls. At ] 7 o'clock, three hours after the colli sion, the battleship South Carolina was standing alongside the Cuneo. The Ryndam's passengers and those of her crew who had been transferred to the Cuneo were taken off by the South j Carolina. The battleship was directed by wireless from the Newport navy yard to convoy the stricken liner to this port. With the South Carolina alongside, the battleship Texas ten miles astern the battleship Louisiana in the near vicinity and the Cuneo slowly following the Ryndam was steaming at slow speed for this port, one hundred and twenty-four miles east of Ambrost channel lightship at 10 o'clock. At that iji»> i r^/y- •* ••y - '*' "Tf •* 'tT I** 1 ** •*Tf " 'TP " 'TP " Tr~ T NEBRASKAN UNDER OWN STEAM | Lenrfww, May 2S. 5 P. M. The American steamer 1 Nebraska* passed Queenstewn ♦ni? itn nOM on her way w back to Livanteel. She was proceeding under her o\ra I steo . an ho - . a PRESIDENT GREETS CHINESE 1 Washington, May 26. —Deep interest in the future of % China was expressed by President Wilson to-day in wel coming the commission of Chinese businessmen touring | t .ke United States to atudy commercial methods. FIRE 860 COKE OVENS f ConnellsvUle, Pa., May 26. The H. C. Frick Coke Company to-day fired 860 idle over , making 1100 ovens . fired with the past weak. Thare are now 21,895 ovans in 1 operation in the Conaelleville region, all of tkem on six days a week. I • Washington, May 26.—The battleship South Carolina |£ wirelessed the Navy Department to-day that she had 250 J I personf from the Ryndam on board and expects to land them JL in Mr.->' York to-night. Reading, Pa , May 26. Charles Bausman, aged 25 i ► years, who murdered his wife last Thursday near Robesonia, by cutting her throat, during a family quarrel, was captured II by a posse in a barn near the scene of his crime this after inoon. Paris, May 26, 7.10 P. M.—The Italian government to day declared a blockade of all ports on the Austro-Hun garian coast. London, May 26, 4.22 P. M. The condition of Kin;: , Constantine of Greece, continues critical, according to a : dispatch received today by the Exchange Telegraph Com 1 , pany from its correspondent at Athens, to-day. 1 ' Paris, May 25, 6.10 P. M - Nenrly 11,000 women of the I middle classe? have enrolled in a female police force au ( * thorized by the Italian government. They will undergo I special physical training, and wear uniforms, j I Meaaluis, Hollud, May 28, via London, S.JO P. Mv— ( The steamer Imber arrived here to-day from Liverpool and ! reports that she was pursued by two German submarines in the North Sea. MARRIAGE LICENSES Nile I*. Reed and Alice M. Zflgler, York county. Blair Coleman and Margaret A. Dodd, Wlconlnro. Fred S. Steely. L) k«u township, aad Daisy V. I mholta, Grata. 12 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT. hour her captain sent a wireless mes sage to the Holland-American line,her owners, saying tnat the Ryndam's en gines were much strained but were ' still holding out. Previous messages from Captain Van Der Heuvel asserted that tha water was gaining in hold No. 6 and that the ship would have to he aban doned if the water gained much more. Only Six Americans Aboard So far as the line knew there wera only six Americans among the pas sengers. The other passengers. It was said, were Europeans returning home. The Ryndam, a vessel of 7.976 tons register, net. was built in Belfast in 1910. Her length is 550 feet, her beam 66 feet. The Cuneo is a steamer of about 800 tons capacity. She car ried a crew of twenty men and no passenegrs. Her length is 210 feet. Dispatches sent during the forenoon by the South Carolina the Ryndam was making 13 knots on her way to this port. This speed, if maintained, would bring her to New York late to night or early to-morrow morning. The Ryndam's cargo consisted chief ly of foodstuffs and was valued at ap proximately $1,000,000. The bulk of her shipments were consigned to the The Netherlands over seas trust at Rotterdam. The list included 266,000 bushels of corn, 5,000 bags of flour, 600 cases of linseed oil, 200 bales of cotton, 300 kegs of wire nails and fif teen boxes of corrugated sheet iron. Although the cause of the accident has not been stated, It was believed that a heavy fog which was brought up by a southeasterly wind late last night was responsible for the collision. Fortunately the sea was not heavy at the time the steamships crashed to gether. So far as could be learned the ca bin passengers included only six Amer icans, as follows: Mrs. Martha I>aly, of New York; Miss Crete Egerero, of Baltimore; Miss Wilhelmlna A. Engle, of Boston: Mrs. Martha Hebel, of this city; Henry |L. Van Praag, of this city, and Paul Kubein, of Philadelphia.