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Zeppelins Make Another Raid on English Coast Town and Drop Explosive Bombs
HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 123 HE'S REPORT OF ATTACK ON STEAMER GIVEN TO PRESIDENT No Intimation as to Contents of Note Is Permitted to Be Published AWAIT FURTHER ADVICES British Admiralty Announces Tor pedo Hit Steamer; Ship's Captain in Doubt By Associated Press Washington, D. C., May 2 7.—The r»port of Ambassador Page on the American steamer Nebraskan, dam aged off the coast of Ireland, was laid before President Wilson to-day. It came to the State Department by cable last night and work of decipher ing it was begun immediately. No In timation as to the contents of the re port was given pending its review by the President. Administration officials still awaited authentic advices as to how the Ne- . braskan was damaged. The British I admiralty reported that the ship had ; been torpedoed, but the captain's re- J port to the owners Indicated a doubt as to whether she had been struck by * torpedo or a mine. It is not expected here that definite Information regarding the matter will be disclosed until an Investigation is made, pending which the course of the American government will not be determined upon. An Inquiry will be made as soon as the steamer reaches Liverpool, where she 1s expected to ar rive to-morrow night. Rewire Messages To-day Messages received by the State De partment to-day from Ambassador Page and Consul General Skinner at London and Consul Frost at Queens town, failed to say definitely whether the steamer Nebraskan had been tor pedoed or had struck a mine. The American naval attache at Lon don has been sent to Liverpool to ex amine the Xebraskan's hull. [Continued on Page 11.] Cigar Company May Put Trained Nurse on Job 4 Among 1,100 Employes Plans are being considered by the Harrisburg Cigar Company for the employment of a trained nurse to do welfare work among the 1,100 em ployes of the company In this city, Stjelton and Middletown. Final decision will be made at a conference between H. H. Foy, local superintendent and E. Wile, general superintendent of New York, soon. The welfare worker would visit the factories each day, inquire If any medical attention is required, give per sonal advice to the girls and help them In any way possible. Miss Anna C. Seel, 70S North Sixth street is being considered for the position. Dedicate New Y. W. C. A. Building in Two Services With impressive religious ceremon-j ies the first of two services which will mark the dedication of the Y. W. C. A. building at Fourth and Walnut ] streets, was held in John Y. Boyd hall this afternoon at R. 30 o'clock. The second dedicatory service will be held j «t Pine Street Presbyterian Church i this evening at 8 o'clock. Mrs. John W. Reily, president of the association presided at the dedicatory service this afternoon which was opened with prayer by the Rev. H. W. | A. Hanson. Mrs. Wilbur F. Harris sang a solo. The formal presentation of the keys by E. SC. Wallower, followed. After brief remarks by G. Sherwood Kddv, secretary to Asia of Ihe Inter national Young Men's Christian As sociation, prayer was offered by the Rev. James F. Bullitt. The building was received by the Rev. Ellis N. Kremer. Mr. Eddy will be the principal -peaker at the meeting this evening] which will be presided over by the' Rev. Dr. L. S. Mudge. | THE WEATHER] I For Harrlaburg and vlctnltn Fair I rno'tlniifd cool to-night, with frost In low place*; Friday fair, i slightly warmer. For Haatcrn Pennsylvania! Fair to-night with froat In north por tion and In low places In aouth portion t Friday fair, slightly warmeri moderate north and i northeast winds. niver The Snauehanna river and all Its tributaries will fall slowly or re main nearly atntlonary. A atave of abont n.2 feet la indicated for Harriaburg Friday morning. General Condition* The weak disturbance that cover ed the Suaquehanna and Vpper Ohio Valleya, Wednesday morn ing, baa moved off the New Kng land coast. It caused light to moderate rain generally In the Atlantic States from Maine to , "Yorth Carolina. A atrong, cold area of high presaure that waa * central north of the (>reat I,like* Wednesday morning, has over spread practically all the coun try east of the Mississippi river, except the Gulf States and Florida, attended by falla of 4 to 24 decrees In temperature generally east of the Rocky Moun tains, canalng frosts this morning In Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan and Wisconsin. The southwestern disturbance Is now central over Oklahoma. It baa caused rain over most of the country between the Itockv Mountains and the Mississippi river. Temperaturei R a. m., 441. *unt Rises, 4i4l a. m.| seta, 7iS2 p. m. Moon: Full moon. May 2ft, 4iM a. m. River Stage) IS.S feet above low- j water mark. Yeaterday'a Weather Highest temperature. An. I.oweat temperature. S3. Mean temperature. At. Kormal temperature, 05. REM FROST SWEEPS OVER ENTIRE EAST Thousands of Dollars Lost in "Nipped" Fruit and Vegetation MAY BE ANOTHER TONIGHT Wind Saved Crops in This Vicinity, but It May Lay This Evening Blighting tender vegetation and re tarding: fruits and vegetables, frost— heavy In exposed sections and light In sheltered spots—swept over the coun try east of the Mississippi last night. Central Pennsylvania escaped its rav ages because of a wind down the Sus quehanna Valley which at times at tained a velocity of thirteen miles an hour and prevented the frost from settling. Low temperatures prevailed through out the State. The locaJ Weather Bureau reported a temperature of 41 degrees at 8 o'clock. This Is the cold est latter part of May sinoe 1895, when the mercury fell to 88 degrees. The lowest temperature during the night was 40 degrees. Some frost was reported In the mountainous sections of the county and down through the Cumberland Valley. Strawberries and tomato plants were slightly "nipped." The peach crop, farmers believe, 1s too far advanced to be affected. l->ost To-night "Fair, continued cooler, to-night, with frost In exposed places," is the prediction of the Weather Bureau. Forester Deniain fears that the wind will die down toward evening and allow the frost to settle. Tf this occurs, widespread damage will undoubtedly result. Western Pennsylvania suffered heavy loss. The ground was white in many places. At T.ockport, X. Y., ice'formed on standing water. Strawberrv beds and upward of 5,000,000 tomato plants were ruined. It is estimated the dam ago there will total at least half a mil lion dollars. The thermometer regis tered 29 degrees this morning. Hazie ton reported heavy'ice on calm water and killing frosts. fnseasonably cold weather is pre dicted for the next twenty-four hours. Frost is probable, according to the national Weather Bureau, in the lake region. New England and Middle At lantic States. While Ice was forming on standing water in this and sur rounding States, warm showers were playing over the central valleys. At the home of John Greenawalt near the Country Club at Lucknow! ice is said to have formed on s basiii of water which was standing in an ex posed spot. A thermometer registered 37 degrees. J. C. HWPON DEAD B,v Associated Press ' i Hazleton. Pa.. May 27. J. C. Hay don, aged 81, pioneer anthracite coal j operator and founder of the Jeanes ville Tron Works, died at his honiej at Jeanesville, near here early this! morning. i NEARLY EVERYONE IS NOW BAKING CAKES Mrs. Vaughn and the Telegraph | Home Economics School Have Started Popular Move / \ PROGRAM FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON Subject: "Pastry" Menu: Veal Loaf Brown Sauce Banana Croquettes Frozen Fruit Salad Boiled Dressing Pastries Strawberry Shortcake Doors open at 1.30. Muslcale program from 2 to 2.30. Lecture demonstration, 2.30. 8 Mrs. Vaughn is giving away every afternoon at the Telegraph Home Eco nomics School in Kahne stock Hall at the Y. M. C. A. at 1.30 o'clock, a number of the most beautiful cakes ever seen in Harrisburg. These are marvels of the cake bak ing art, light and rich In texture and economical in construction, but this is not all. Theq are not only good to eat, but gorgeous to look upon. Sometimes [Continued on Page 4.] liE-DIIY CIMPli' FDR PHIBITI Oil Advance of "Flying Squadron" Volplanes Into City For First Meeting The advance contingent of the "Fly ing Squadron of America" volplaned into this city shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon, established headquar ters at the Commonwealth Hotel and shortly afterward were deep in the midat of the first of the six meetings to be held during the three-day cam paign for a national prohibition amendment. All the meetings will be held In [Continued on Page 6] QUITS BUSINESS AT 102 Plainfleld, N. J . May 27.—Believing that the hustle of' present day busi ness competition was getting to be too much for a man of his years, Bennett Britton, who will celebrate his 102 d birthday next month, said to-day he is going to retire and devote the re mainder of HLA IUU'I to recreation. HARRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 27, 1915 BULL TERRIER SAVES BIG ROLL OF MONEY Second Story Man Chased by Mighty Huntress "Diana" at Steiner Home REAL UNKIND TO BURGLAR Ex-President of Common Council Owes Jewelry and Money to Pet Dog If there are any burglar men around town who are thinking of lifting valu ables. it may be interesting to them to note that at the home of Charles C. S'einer, former president of Common Council, 817 North Sixth street, there is a bull terrier, "Diana," who is a regular robber "huntress." One gentleman of the second-story art found that fact out last night when he visited the oleiner home. Using a jimmy 011 a kitchen window, the burglar easily gained entrance to the house and pussy-footed it around the first floor, pilfering sideboard drawers. He got about two dollars from a mesh bag belonging to Miss Mar lon Steiner and a yale lock key to the Steiner home, which will necessitate the putting of a new lock on the door. Big Roll, Too Now for the dirty work! With two napkins for the chioro- tContinued on Page It,] "Uncle Ben" Spangler Is Aged 83, but Still Has Spirit of 76; Also the Coin Among the letters received by the Governor to-day was one from B. K. Spangler, former legislator, better known as "Uncle Beu," who sent him $2 as a contribution for "good roads" day. In his letter Mr. Spangler says: "Enclosed find 12 for one man able to do manual labor. I am an old soldier and my next birthday will be 88. but have the. spirit of '76 still in me. I can make a political speech better Ihan 1 can 'handle a pick and shovel. Wishing you success for better roads." The Governor will find out what he has to do with the $2. Governor Brumbaugh, Swamped by Invitations. Is Too Busy to Accept Governor Brumbaugh Is swamped with invitations. He has been receiv ing them at the rate of twenty-flve a day for the la3t three weeks and owing to the requirements of time for con sideration of the 700 bills left with him by the Legislature and the ad ministration of the State government, will he unaMe to accept any for some time to come. The invitations include meetings of all kinds, conventions, dedications, commencements and other occasions. TAFT HOPES LOCAL 1 OPTIONISTS WILL WIN i i Lauds Governor Brumbaugh For Stand on Liquor Issue; in Town Few Minutes "The people of Pennsylvania have a good Governor. The longer he is in office, the better they will like him." These kind words for Governor Mar tin G. Brumbaugh caine from ex-Pres ident William H. Taft. at noon to-day. The former president was a passen ger on Train No. 25, en route to Al toona. He will lecture to-night for the benefit of the Altoona high school. The first question Mr. Taft asked the newspapermen was, "How is your Governor?" "He is in the best of health. The [Continued on Page ll] Fifty Soldiers Killed When Bomb Strikes Car Amsterdam, via London, May 27, 5.13 A. M.—Fifty German soldiers who were passengers in a street car at Os tend. were killed by a bomb dropped from an allied aeroplane according to a dispatch from that city to the Tele graaf. FIRE PATROL AT CENTRAL New Principal Decides to Put Football Men in Charge of Fire Drills Students of the Central high school, under the direction of Professor How ard G. Dibble, new principal of the school, organized a fire patrol at the noon session of chapel to-day. Professor Dibble, after having a Are drill yesterday, decided that for the safety of the pupils It was advisable to establish the patrol, which Is to be composed of members of the football [Continued on Page ll.] CASH REGISTER BROKEN OPEN AT FAIRIiAMB'S STORE The candy store of Robert V. Fair lamb. 208 Market street, was entered last night and two cash registers broken oper rash amounting to $4 was stolen. Entrance was gained by either picking the lock on the front door or using a key. One year ago the cigar store adjoining was entered in a similar manner and a quantity of tobacco and cigara stolen. INCIDENTS IN GOVERNOR'S CUMBERLAND VALLEY ON GOOD ROADS DAY « paw *'■ m Governor Brumbaugh returned to this city last evening well pleased with his trip over the roads in Cumberland county. At Cemetery Hill, near Newville, he directed some work. A 5-year-old boy, William Cham berg Woodburn, son of Emmett Robinson Woodburn, of Newville, lias, a new friend in the Governor. Dr. Brumbaugh walked along the road tightly clutching the lad's hand. On tile left, below, is a reproduction of the photograph made of the two. At Walnut Bottom, Mrs. W. S. Dunlap and her daughter. Miss Lucetta, made lemonade and cakes for the men. On the right below, is shown a picture of the Governor thoroughly enjoying the lemonade. The large etching shows the Governor driving a water wagon near Mechanlcsburg. GERMANS IGI HMD CQTST OF ENGLAND South End Illuminated by Bursting of Shells Dropped by Aircraft By Associated Press South End, Eng., May 27, 10.35 A. M.—Another Zeppelin airship raifl was made upon thiy town last night and it is reported that one woman, Mrs. May Fabin, was killed by bombs which were dropped. The entire town was illuminated by the burst of shells dropped by the [Continued on Pn«c 11.] Affidavit For Frank Is Made by His Wife Special to The Telegraph Atlanta. Ga.. May 27.—An affidavit by Mrs. I*eo M. Frank, detailing her knowledge of her husband's move ments and -actions on the day Mary Phagan was murdered, will be pre sented before the State Prison Com mission here next Monday at the hear ing on Frank's application for com mutation of his death sentence to life Imprisonment. Mrs. Frank was not permitted, under State law, to testify at the trial. UARRISBIHIG TALKS TO SAN FRANCISCO European War Orders Make Quick Talking Necessary to Tractor People Harrlsburg talked to San Francisco for the first time last evening on busi ness. It was the first commercial use of the trans-continental telephone line opened some weeks ago. S. F. Dunkle of the Harrlsburg Manufacturing and Boiler Company, and W. S. Morton, of the Morton Truck and Tractor Company, are con ducting negotiations looking to the placing of war orders for trucks and tractors which the Harrisburg Manu [ Continued on Page 11.] REPORTS OCCT'PY DAY Loveland, Col., May 27.—Reports of various committees were expected to occupy most of the session to-day of ■ the fifty-seventh General Assembly of ' the United Presbyterian church of North America, in session here $300,000 IN LABOR 01 GOOD ROADS DAY Close to 50,000 Men Worked on Highways; Some Counties to Hear From Estimates made at the Capitol to day are that almost SBOO,OOO worth of labor was donated to Pennsylvania , yesterday by the men and women of thd State who went out to work in observance of good roads day. The stone and other material given and the use of teams, wagons, machinery i and drags tendered would probably [Continued on Page 11.] Knights Templar Oppose Liquor at Last Meeting Special to The Telegraph Philadelphia, May 27. Knights Templar in Pennsylvania have voted against liauor. By an overwhelming majority the members of the Grand Commandery of this State, who ended their annual conclave here yesterday, decided that In the future no man connected, eith er directly or indirectly, with the liquor business should be admitted to membership in this branch of Ma sonry. WPAMOIIG BEST DID HID TUCKER Annual Spring "Dressing" Under Way For Formal Opening of Season on Memorial Day Harrisburg's parks and parkway are being dressed in best bib and tucker for the annual opening of the season on Monday, Memorial Day. Ever since the first twig turned from winter-gray to spring-time fuszy green the parks, particularly Reser [Continued on Page #] DELAY OF BRITISH MAY BE DUE TO CABINET CHANGES Washington, May 27.—Delay of the British government's reply to the American government's inquiry for an explanation of the meaning of the re cent admiralty order, relative to the "northabout route" around the Brit ish Isles is believed by officials here to he due in some measure to the cabinet changes in London. Ambassador Page had been instructed to present an In quiry, but as yet he has not indicated when a reply might be expected. ITALIANS EN LITTLE DIFFICULTY IN INVADING OF AUSTRIA Germans Again Carry War to Shores of England by Drop ping Bombs on Towns 40 Miles From London; Allies Unable to Extend Greatly Their Field of Operations on Gallipoli Peninsula The war lias again been carried to . the shores of Kngland. German aero nauts attacked South End, forty miles from London, last niglil, and after raining bombs on the town escaped, pursued by British aviators. The Brit ish admiralty announced two women had Iwu killed by bomb*, although dispatches direct from South End as- ■ serf only one woman was killed. One 1 or more Zeppelins look part in the raid. The property damage was not large. Aviators of the allies have Inflicted heavy damage recently on German po sitions in Belgium. A message from Ostend says that Uie German soldiers were killed by a hoinh dropped on that city from an aeroplane. Notwithstanding: their heavy losses in men and warships, the allies are continuing incessantly the campaign which aims at the conquest of Con stantinople. An Athens dispatch states they are constantly bringing up rein forcements and that flic Turks are greatly impressed with the unremit ting vigor of their assaults. There is no evidence, however, that the allies have been able to extend greatly the field of their operations 011 Oalilpoli peninsula, most of which Is still held by the Turks. The Italians have as yet encoun tered no dangerous opposition lu their Invasion of Austria, now under way at several points along the frontier. It is believed the Vustrians will fall liack 011 the Isonxo river, toward which the Italians are advancing, and there at tempt to halt the movement lowarcl Trieste. First heavy fighting of the campaign is expected along this line, where the Austrians have strong de fenses. POPE RECALLS FIRST!' EFFORT Tf) BRING PEACE IN EUROPE , By Associated Press Rome, May 26, via Paris, May 27, 9.10 A. M.—"The hour which we are traversing is painful, but our prayers will go out more frequently and more fervently than ever to those who have in their hands the fate of nations," is a declaration made by Pope Bene dict in a letter to Cardinal Vannuttell, published In the Osservatore Romano, £ Harrisburg. The Zartman Lumber Company, which I operates a chain of Lumber camps in Dauphin, Northu: 3 land and Perry counties was placed under a receivership, X yesterday, by Judge Witmer in the Middle District Federal A i Court in iunbury. ' Mercer B. Tate and John E. Witmer, of this city were j ! appointed receivers on petition of Senator E. E. Beidleman, 1 who represent! the creditors. It is alleged the company's fl assets amount to several thousand dollars but that they are exceeded by the liabilities. Judgments of $26,146.77 have J b«en entered." ' Cardiff, Wales, May 27, via London > steamer Morwenna of Montreal, was torpe< 1 by a German submarine at mi 160 miles west by south of St. Ann's Head. ' i Washington, May 27.—A dispatch received to the Nebrarskan's American flag had -be< * • I "•STEAMER WILL REACH LIVERPOOL TO-NIGHT New York, May 27.—The American Hawaiian Steam- ' ship Company, owners of the American steamer Nebraskan, I damaged by a mine or torpedo off Fastnet last Tuesday, * received cable advices to-day, it was announced stating that ! i the Nebraskan had passed Queenstown at a speed of eight ' knots and was due to reach Liverpool to-night. | Paris, May 27, SA.M. A Turkish gunboat of the ' Aidin Reis type was Sunk in the Sea of Marmora within j sight of Constantinople by a British submarine, according to an Athens dispatch to the Journal. Th the gun- ! lose upon the d< ish tr? I ports last. week has caused a deep impression in Constanti nople t Geneva, Switzerland, May 27, via Paris, 2.25 P. M.— 'j [ A strong Italian advance guard to-day crossed the Isonizo river after a sharp fight with an Austrian force and arrived 1 before the town of Monfalcone which is thirty miles from the Austrian seaport of Trieste. The first of the Austrian ' . wounded are now arriving at the latter place. : MARRIAGE LICENSES < hnrim W. /.rtgler, Sterlton, ■ nil Rllaahrth Trnvlti, rlty. Antonio ,*nitrlta and .Irnnle Martto, rlty. Jacob H. I.rbo and Bertha M. S tram*, Halifax. a 16 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT. the Vatican organ. The pontiff recalls hla first encyclical, in which he urged the belligerent nations to make peace, hut points out that his voice was un heeded and the war continued until the "terrible • conflagration has ex tended to our beloved Italy." DESTROY KAIIjROAD BRIDGE By Associated Press I>ondon. May 27.—British aviators have destroyed the big railroad bridge over the Scheldt at Ghent, besides wrecking the railroad station and freight depots, says a Rotterdam dis patch to the Mail. The raid is believed to have spoiled German plans for a new railroad center at Ghent. JUNCTION OBJECT OF ATTACK By Associated Press Milan, May 26, via Paris, May 27. Destruction of the railroad Junction evidently was the object of the bom bardment of Ancona by an Austrian squadron which raided the Italian coast Monday, according to additional details which have been received here. The warships appeared off Ancona about midnight, accompanied by two aeroplanes, which flew over the city. WIIiL MAINTAIN NEUTRALITY By Associated Press May 27.—Sweden, Norway and Denmark have sent to Italy, Ger many and Austria, following their declarations of war, formal notification of the Scandinavian nations' deter mination to maintain strict neutrality. SEALS FOR NEW MEMBERS By Associated Press Dondon. May 27, 12 Noon. —King George held a privy council this morn ing, at which the seals and the war rants of office were handed to the nrw members of the cabinet. Subsequently the first meeting of the new coalition cabinet was held. The king has con ferred knighthood upon Frederick Ed ward Smith, solicitor-general in the new ministry.