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A mbsador Gerard in Berlin Has Received German Reply to Lusitania NoU
IARRISBTJRG iSglll TELEGRAPH LXXXIV'O. 158 berimis IN BEPLILL NOT SAIISFICLE SAM Kaiser Not Rto Concede Americans' Ro Travel on Any Unarrafchant Ship BALK ON COJBAND POINT . Want America Jarantee That Ships Free Submarine Attack Can Munitions Gerard Reply Berlin, July :50 a. m.. via liondon, 1:50 j-Tlie German reply to the Atn note regard ing the sinking' Lusitania and submarine warias delivered to James \Y. Geithe American Ambassador irlin, late last night. Washington, Duly 9.—Delivery of Germany's re' the American note of submartarfare to Am bassador Gerardierlin last night should bring thcial text to the State Department probably to morrow and unddly by Sunday. President Wils expected to re turn from the Ser White House at Cornish to layreply before the cabinet at a m< Tuesday. All officials here reahat there prob ably has been no tial change from the form in whic? reply was out lined by the Bei'oreign Office to Ambassador GersOn that basis of that outline the jican Government declined to engafany supplemen tary negotiations use the German proposals were ra'd as such which the United Statepuld not accept without sacrificininy of its rights. Meanwhile the renewal of the tension over when next step will be In the text oe German reply bearing out tluofhcial outlines which indicated it would be so unsatisfactory to United States. Sltuatifl'itioal Although offlcinrould not com ment, saying that phraseology first must be studied, general under tone in official Qsrs was one of t the President's T'Otirso will be nmial would pre dict, but It was ont that another <xitieal stage in telations between Germany and (halted Stales was at hand. One course, w some well in formed officials cdered probable, would be to rejeue German pro posals and notify Berlin Govern ment, in effect, thhe United States intended to insist the principle of visit and search fill unarmed ves sels of any natioly carrying Am ericans and,that acific violation of those rights wouldermine the next step in the Ameriipolicy. How Altouisitania? As for the Lusiti ease, however, failure by German* admit liability Tor the loss of mortin 100 American lives Is a phase die situation on which there was lay few sugges tions as to wliatc United States should do. Some of the Fident's advisers have repeatedly osellcd that the breach of internaml law was So flagrant that It remed only for tlie United States to b no diplomatic Intercourse with ttierman Govern [■Continued Page 7] ft* NEVER MINI) IE STRING Don't put It olnn til you get downtown, don't vait another minute. Order is Harrlsburg Telegraph to yon vacation ad dress, then you w't miss a sin gle issue. You're jng for a rest; but you're not got to drop out of Harrlsburg life You'll want to know what's dofc at home. Telephone the fculatlon De partment or drop oostal card. I THE WEATHER. For aniVlc-lnltyi Fair to-night an«l prot>>| r Saturday moderate temperatre. For Eastern I'onim vnnini Fair to-night and prohtly Sntnrda.vi moderate tempera**, li K bt to moderate went win,. River upper portions p the North and Uemt branehpi. iv |ii f n |i to ntßht and the lo» r port limn fraturday. The mat river will rime rapidly to-nleh and Sntur jay. A maximum of about thirteen feet 1* htlcated for " nwr* Satordai afternoon fU Flniitj'arnlnK, TrtTr for thr North Branch at 7 P.m., Thura day. Maximum ntaio* of about ■eventeen feet for Tevnnilit and twenty-two feet tir Wllken- Barre to-day were fornuint. General Condition i The storm from thr Went t«H was eentral near Plttabargli.il hi.ru dny morning, ha* moved taiorth -1 • * with Inerennlnfl foree and la now central off the North ern New England coant. it cann ed rnln Thnrndav In the Atlantic State*, the rainfall heln* »eav> In New Fnirland. thr IntcH.r of New lork and In portion of Pennsylvania. The griateat amonnt of rnln reported aa a rr -515 ? f t hr "t">m In thr Eaa- wa» 4.18 Inchea at RtnKharatoß, Y. Temperature i H a. m., nn. Sunt nines, 4:40 a. m.; «rt», 7|j» Mooni New moon. 4ißl p. m., July Illvrr stnaret 5.2 feet ahnve low water mark. . Yesterday'* Weather irigheat temperature, 70 l.owest temperature. en *'enn temperature, 74. Normal tempemtare, 74. IRINDLE SPRINGS GIRL KILLED IN AUTO "JOYRIDE" Sula Meyer*, Waitress, Thrown Out Against Fence When Ma chine Crashes Down Hill PARTY TOOK TOURIST'S CAR Three Men and Three Women in Accident; "Barney," the Driver, Disappears By Associated Press Easton, Pa., July B.—Miss Sola Meyers, 24, of Trindle Springs, near Harrlsburg, a waitress at tho Kittatin ny Hotel, Delaware Water Gap, was instantly killed in an automobile ac cident at 3 o'clock this morning at Martin's Creek, near here. She was one of a party of three men and three women, all employed at Water Gap hotels, who, it is said, took a big automobile belonging to a tour ist, from a garage at the resort for a night ride. The party left the Gap at midnight. The driver lost control of the ma chine on a hill and it crashed into a heavy fence post. Miss Meyers was thrown out, against the fence and her neck was broken. Injured: Miss Margaret Crowen, cut about face. Miss Martha Smith, severely bruised in the back. Edward Staid and James Dwyer, two of the passengers, were practically unhurt. The driver of the car, known as "Barney" disappeared after the acci dent. % Miss Meyers, who was killed In the accident at Easton, is the daughter of Mrs. Barbara Meyers, of Trindle Springs, Cumberland county. She is survived by her mother, several sisters and brothers. New Gas Well Is One of Biggest Ever Drilled in the United States By Associated Press Pittsburgh. Pa., July 9. - The gas well brought In Wednesday on tbe farm of George Spiegel, t near Mc- Keesport, is the biggest ever drilled j in Pennsylvania and is one of thei largest ever struck in the United j States, according to T. O. Sullivan, | general manager of the Manufacturers' Light an.d Heat Company, a gas ex pert. Mr. Sullivan late yesterday made a test of the flow of gas and estimated the pressure at 70 pounds and the flow at least 76,000,000 cubic feet a day. He said however, that the test was inaccurate for, because of the tremendous pressure, it was im possible to hold a gaugp over the mouth of the well and that he be lieved the flow might reach 100,000,-1 000 cubic feet. 512 DEATHS HERE IN FIRST HALF OF YEAR Same Number as Reported For Similar Period of 1914; Heart Disease Takes Off Most A total of 512 deaths for the first six months of 1915 in this city, the same number as was reported for the same period in 1914, was shown to day in the report of the City Health Bureau. Of these organic heart disease again took the lead, being responsible for 71 deaths, nephritis, second with 58 and pneumopla causing 52. Five Odeaths were caused by typhoid fever, an increase of two over last year. Can cer claimed 87; tuberculosis, 44: cere bral hemorrhage, 45; violent deaths, 25, and suicides, 5. Less Contagion Of the communicable and report able diseases for th* first six months of the year, the total number of cases was 180 less than for 1914. Epidemics of chicken-pox and mumps with a total of 214 and 211 cases respectively ran the figures up to 806 for the period January 1, to July 1, 1915. Sixteen more cases of typhoid are listed also, probably due to impurity in milk and outside sources. Measles were only mild this year compared to the high figures of 1914. The 1915 report how ever shows an Increase pf 108 cases more than in 1913. A decrease in the number of casoß of scarlet fever, diphtheria and tuberculosis were par ticularly noticeable. f . . Municipal Band at Reservoir Park Another attractive program has been scheduled for to-night's band concert at Reservoir Park by the Municipal Band. The numbers which Conductor Frank Blumen stein had arranged for the concert of July 2, which was interfered with because of rain, will be given this evening from 8 to 10 o'clock. The program: Part I—March. "Soldiers of the Queen," A. S. Parry; overture, "Zampa,' F. Herold; "Dance of the Hour," A. Poncheilli; (a) inter mezzo. "Cavalllera Rusticana," P. Mascagni, (b) quartet from "Rigo letto," G. Verdi; selection, "The Merry Countess," Johann Strauss. Part ll—March, "Oalen Hall," M. A. Althouse; selection from "Faust." Charles Gounod; descrlp -1 tive, "A Hunting Scene." P. Bueal ossl; intermezzo. "The Wedding of the Rose." Leon Jessel; selection, i "Chin Chin" (by request), Ivan | Caryll. i HARRISBURG, PA,. FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 9, 1915 | LINER AFIRE AT SEA—BELIEVED A HOLT BOMB EXPLODED ■» M x l \ f - 1 ■ - xf- 5.5. ATLANTIC TRANSPORT LINER, MINNEHAHA. It is believed that a bomb set by Frank Holt, the maniac who shot J. P. Morgan and later committed sui cide in his cell in the Mineola. L. 1., jail, set (ire to the Atlantic transport liner Minnehaha, while 570 miles southeast of Halifax, on her way to Europe with a 15,000 ton cargo of war munitions for Great Britain. The liner left New York on Sunday, July 4, and was loading for a week before she sailed. It would have been pos sible for Holt to have set the bomb, and his remarks about a liner being blown up on July 7 would indicate that he had placed a bomb aboard such aliner. 15,000 AUSTRIAN SLAIN OY BLUNDER Archduke Joseph Ferdinand Suf fers Severe Reverse When Caught in Ambush THOUGHT RUSSIANS FLEEING Czar's Forces Were Concealed in Woods and When Their Guns Spoke, Havoc Resulted London, July 9, 4:15 a. m.—A Petro grad dispatch to the Daily Mail to day says: "The Austrian army under Arch duke .Joseph Ferdinand, hurriedly pushing forward Monday on the high road from Krasnik to Lublin under the impression that the Russians were in full retreat, lost touch with Field Mfarshal Von Mackenzen's army on the right. The Russians, who were nearer the Archduke took advant age of his blunder in allowing the flank of his force to be uncovered. "The aim of this Austrian force was to break through the Russian front, and success seemed almost within its grasp. It did not know that a wood beside the road along which it was advancing was full of Russians. The Archduke" was vigorously at tacked with disconcerting unexpected ness and lost no fewer than 15,000 men. | I WET CAMP" THE N. G. P. FOUND Flood of Waters Made Gretna .Sea of Mud; Informal Opening This Morning Special to The Telegraph Mt. Gretna. Pa.. July 9.—With in formal ceremonies owing to the soggy condition of the parade grounds and the mass of work facing the soldiers, Camp Major General John W. Schall, which will be the scene of the annual tour of duty of the First, Third and Fourth Brigades, N. G. P., for the next ten days was informally opened this morning at 9 o'clock with the raising of the flag to the music of patriotic airs by the band. The exer cises were held in front of the head quarters of Major General C. Bow Dougherty. More ceremonies were held at the headquarters of both General Charles Clement and General C. T. O'Neill, of the Third and Fourth Brigades. The men found a very uninviting camp facing them when they detrained last evening. The heavy deluge of rain had converted roads and gullies | into raging torrents which overflowed the sites of tents. The flood of wa ters made the place a sea of mud. The Second Infantry succeeded in raising mess tents and it was there the men spent the night. The First Infantry occupied shelter tents, but early this morning unloaded their Camp equipment and erected the regu lar tents. The question of water supply for the First Brigade is causing consid erable concern because the contrac tors have not succeeded in completing their contract to run lines Into camp. Water for the details were carried this morning in tanks but it is believed the line will be finished by to-morrow morning when the First Brigade com | mands reach here. \ 29 Victims of Storm Have Been Recovered By Associated Press Cincinnati. 0., July 9.—While twenty nine bodies of victims of the devas tating storm of Wednesday night had been recovered, it was still impossible early to-day to give a definite esti mate of the total loss of life. A score •or more of persons were reported to be missing, and until they have been accounted for no accurate estimate of the death toll can be made. PALLS DOWN STAIRS Mrs. Mary Btllett. 116 Pine street, fell down the stairs this morning while working, receiving a fracture of the left leg. She was admitted to the Har rlsburg hospital for treatment. BURNING LINER SAFE IN HALIFAX HARBOR ''Holt Bomb" Causes Damage, but No Loss of Life Results; Flames Mastered Halifax, N. S„ July 9.—The Atlantic Transport liner Minnehaha, which caught fire Wednesday on her way from New York to London with 15,000 tons of war munitions on board after an explosion which niay have been caused by an Infernal machine sent aboard by Frank Holt, J. P. Morgan's assailant, steamed slowly through mist and drizzling rain into Halifax harbor to-day. Early wireless advices from Captain Claret indicated the flames had been mastered during the night and that the blaze had been all but extinguished and that all danger, apparently, was passed. • The flames were confined to No. 3 hold, which is a considerable distance from the spot where were stored the thousands of cases of cordite, loaded shrapnel shells, cartridges, oils and other explosive and inflammable ma terial which the Minnehaha was con veying to England for use of the Brit ish army. Income Tax Expected to Total 85 Million Dollars By Associated Press Washington, P. C., July 9.—The per-[ sonal and corporation income tax is j still turning money into the treasury I coffers and officials are hopeful that the total at the close of business, July 10, the last day on which payments may be made, will be wfll over $85,- 000,000. DENY NEW CIHHGES in iiirpiois President Fogarty Says Circuit Will Remain as at Present Rest of Season President Thomas A. Fogarty, of the Harrisburg International League base ball club, who is the direct representa tive of the International League in this city, emphatically denied the pub lished report that there would be fur ther changes in the league circuit dur ing the 1915 playing season. Rumors of changes were given out in a statement by President McCulloch, of the Pittsburgh Federals, early in the week. "There will absolutely he no changes in the International League circuit during the 19l£ playing season," de- \ clared Mr. Fogarty this morning. "The report emanating from McCulloch, of the Pittsburgh Federals, is absolutely ridiculous. "Everyone knows the Buffalo Inter national League club has the Federals on their back in that city and it is only a question of a short time until the Feds will be forced to seek another city. "The situation in Newark is des perate and latest advices from that place indicate a speedy retreat from Newark. The International League club owners to a man are perfectly satisfied with their respective local conditions and are determined to see the light go to a finish. "The attendance at Harrlsburg has been particularly gratifying and proves that Harrlsburg fans are keen to ap preciate a good ball club." When Manager Eddie Zimmerman, of the local club, was Interviewed he denied the statement attributed to him regarding a shift of other International League clubs and termed It' a piece of cheap publicity on the part of the Feds. Think Park Bench Suicide May Be a Baltimorean Coroner Jacob Eckinger has asked the authorities of Baltimore to assist in trying to establish the identity of the unknown man who committed sui cide on a park bench In this city some time Wednesday night. A money or der stub in his pocket has been traced to Baltimore and baggage believed to be hln has been found at Camden sta tion. Baltimore. There is absolutely no truth In a statement published to-day to the I effect that the man had been Identified as a thief. Some effort was made to connect the suicide with robberies in I the West End, but It failed, as there I appeared to be no semblance between i the dead man and the thief. HEAVY FIGHTING ON WARSAW BATTLELINE Russians Deal Teutons Blow South of Lubin; Austrians Checked by Archduke's Blunder POLAND ACTIVITIES LESSEN No Important Changes on Austro- Italian Front, but Struggle Continues German military activities, while . lessening In the (ialieian and southern Poland war Ileitis, apparently are in ° full swing attain along the front to ' the west and northwest of Warsaw. The latest oflicial statement from B Petrograd indicates this In recording ' attacks 011 the Russian positions at several points. Heavy losses were Inflicted upon the F Germans in an assault near Jeditoro jet/, in the Przasnysa distriet, the Rus- s sians report, but near Hoiimow, almost directly west of Warsaw, an attack in s which cases were employed resulted !n ' the storming of first line trenches. In :l some of these the Germans retained a foothold. The fighting there was re ported as continuing. I Petrograd declares that the blow I dealt the Austrlans south of I.tihin is [ being followed lip. the Teutonic' forces I there l>ciiig in retreat with the Rus- I sians in pursuit. \ Petrograd correspondent describes I the check to the Austiians as resulting from a tactical blunder by Archduke [Continued on Page 71 WHEW THIS IS FOUND I WILL BE DROWNED' "Tell Mother Not to Worry," Con eludes Note Police Think Suicide Wrote July 8, 1915. "When this is found I will he drowned. Tell mother not to worry. Good-by. William." Written on one side of a folded paper drinking cup, this note was found at five o'clock this morning by a man on his way to work. The drinking cup was lying on a bench in River park near Front and South streets, and only a short distance from the bench on which an un identified suicide was found early on Thursday morning with a bullet hole in his head and one in his body, just over his heart. Fond mothers will probably he anxious until their "Williams" return , safely this evening and the police are waiting to hear at any moment that a body was seen floating down the river. The authorities however do not be lieve that the suicide lying In the morgue at C. H. Mauk's, Sixth and Kelker streets, is the man who wrote the note of this morning, because of the initials "E. P." engraved on a silver watch found on the clothing of the dead man. The note which was gfven to Police man Kepford, was turned over to Cap tain Thompson. The man who found it went to work and the police did not get his name. All Germany Observes Count Zeppelin's Birthday By Associated Press Amsterdam, July 8, via London July 9, 2:35 a. m.—Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin's 78th birthdav was ob served to-day by celebrations in all parts of Germany, according- to dis patches from Berlin. Count Von Zeppelin, who Is at Stutt gart convalescing from an attack of br.onchitls, received several thousand telegrams of congratulations, includ ing message from the Emperors of Germany and Austria and the Sultan of Turkey. The German Emperor's message • emphasized the great value of Zeppelin dirigibles in "the present war against England." Newsies to Have Feed and Ball Game Party Plans will be laid for a big banquet and a party at a baseball game some day next week, by the members of the Harrlsburg Newsboys AAsociation! at the regular meeting at 7.30 tonight I at 304 North Seoond street. The feast! will be the treat of Representative I W'ildman. Senator Beidleman will be - ! , host to the boys at the game. 16 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT RIVER WILL GO 10 13 FEET TOMORROW PREDICTS REMAIN State Water Supply Commission Saves Contractor Here Big Loss in Machinery STREAM TO CREST TOMORROW North Branch Floods Banks; West ern Tributary Rising Rapidly, Too Ail Susquehanna flood records for July are expected to be broken to morrow, when the river is likely to crest at a 13-foot stage, according to Forecaster E. R. Derriain, of the United States Weather Bureau. The next highest record was made in 1902, when the river went to 5.5 feet. The unusually heavy rains of yesterday and throughout the last week are responsible for the extraor dinary condition of the stream in mid summer. The State Water Supply Commission has heen busy during the last forty eight hours sending out warning of the approaching floods to all manufac turers. businessmen and agriculturists who are likely to suffer loss in the case of high water catching them unawares. Warn Contractors The Grayce Construction Company, which is building the new Cumberland Valley Railroad bridge across the at the foot of Mulberry street, was warned last night of an approaching 10-foot flood for Saturday morning, with the probability of higher water if the West Branch continued to rise. f Continued on Pace 7] Four-Day Camping Trip at Isle of Que Next Week Members of Zembo Patrol and band. A. A. O. N. M. S., will he the guests of Charles E. Covert on a four-day camping trip to the Isle of Que from Wednesday to Saturday of next week. It is the fourth annual funfest. The Shriners will while away the time fishing, on hikes through the nearby country and by playing practical Jokes or each other. The island is located in the Susquehanna about two miles south of Selinsgrove. Thursday will be visitors' day and so oft 8 of prominent residents of the city will be guests of Colonel Covert and the campers. SUBMARINE SINKS WILSON LINER London, July 9, 1.15 P. M.—The Wilson Line steamer Guido, from Hull for Archangel, Russia, was sunk off the coast of Scotland yesterday by a German submarine. The crew of the Guido was saved. GENERAL ROBLES ARRESTED El Paso, Tex., July 9.—Jose Alesio Robles, a former Mexican general, Was arrested by federal authorities to-day charged with conspiracy to violate the United States neu trality laws. In default of $5,000 bond he was taken to jail. VILLA DEFEATED BY CARRANZA Washington, July 9.—General Villa has been defeated by Carranza troops ten miles south of Aguas Calientes and is retreating according to consular advices, dated last night, from Aguas Calientes, London, July 9, 4.42 P. M.—The Russian bark Marion Lightbody was sunk off Queenstown to-day by a German submarine. .The crew was saved. The bak, which was of 2,176 tons gross, left Valparaise, March 23, for an English port HEAR POWDER MILL EXPLOSION TEN MILES London, July 9, 2.42 P. M.—Curtis' big powder mills at Hounslow Middlesex, were virtually destroyed to-day by i series of explosions which occurred shortly after a hundrec men had commenced work. No statement of the casualtie? is yet available. The explosion was heard for a distance o. ten miles. ' / REVEALS NEW YORK GRAFT Albany, N. Y., July 9. Charles B. Plitt, former press agent for Charles Becker, now under death sentence for the murder of Herman Rosenthal, to-day submitted to Governor Whitman a 250-page statement alleged to reveal New York police graft conditions in connection with the Becker case. MARRIAGE LICENSES Claude A. Stole*, Front Ro;il, Va., nnd F. in inn R. Klnsree, Rtrntaa Clayton Lee Mauaer and Je««le Cuddy, Steeltun. Harry B. Flaher and Uoldla Star Hamilton, cttjr. GEIMI SOUTHWEST AFRICA SURRENDERS TO GENERAL BOTHA Operations Began in February After Suppression of Rebel lion Against Britain jWAS MASTERLY CAMPAIGN Martial Law Proclaimed Through out Conquered Territory Oc cupied by Kaiser's Subjects By Associated Press Pretoria. South Africa, via London, July H, 11 A. M.—General Botha, com irtiimler-ln-chJef of the forces of the Vuion of South Africa, has accepted ihc surrender «»f all German military forces in German Southwest Africa. SURRENDER I T N CONDITION ALLY Petrograd, July 9, via London, 2:30 p. m.—The Germans surrendered un conditionally following the issuance of General Botha's ultimatum which ex pired at 5 o'clock Thursday evening. ■\Vith the exception of the necessary army of occupation the citizen army will he brought home as quickly as possible. England Can Send It's African Force to Europe Since Botha's Victory London, July 9, 12:10 p. m. The surrender of the entire German force in German Southwest Africa closes one of the most Important campaigns of the great war and releases for service [Continued on Page 7] American Red Cross Workers Insulted in .the Streets of Vienna By Associated Press Zurich, Switzerland, via London, July 9, 4:41 a. m.—Doctorn and nurses of the American Rec Cross serving in Vienna have been forced to appeal for protection to the Austrian Red Cross authorities, because they speak Eng lish in the street cars and other public places. The Americans have been un . dergolng many painful expediences at the hands of the Vienna public.