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Italian Airmen Make Raid on Large Austrian Camp in Neighborhood of Gorizia
HARRISBURG wSsMm TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 162 * OPEN BIDS FOR NEW PARKWAY ON JULY 24 ommissioner Taylor Will Have Splendid Drive From Cameron St. to Reservoir Ready by Fall HOW ROAD WILL WIND ALONG Proposed Improvement One of Biggest Features to Park De partment Administration By the time the trees are turning to wave a gold and scarlet good-by to Bummer this Fall, Harrisburg's new parkway drive from the present terminus of the Cameron section to Reservoir park will be passable for travel as bids for the new stretch will be opened bv City Commissioner M. Harvey Taylor at noon Saturday, July 24. Just when the roadway must be completed will be set forth in the specifications, but It was said at the park superintendent's offices to-day that the new drive will be finished sufficiently to permit of travel if not entirely completed, by early Fall, probably by the beginning or the middle of October. When finished the driveway will allow one to turn into the Cameron parkway at Cameron street, swing through that section, cross the old poorhouse road, climb an easy hill to the poor farm, wind, past the old "Pot ter's Field." the Paxtang dam, skirt the edges of Paxtang Park, swing through the subway to Derry street, cross that newly paved highway to the valley of Spring Creek, continue past the Paxtang cemetery and after a very ■beautiful drive through the wooded valley, swing out to the open country that will eventually end at Reservoir park. In time a subway it is hoped will be built under the Philadelphia and Reading tracks. The bids will be asked for in two sections, one to comprise the road from the present terminus of Cam eron's to the P. and R. tracks, tbe other extending from Derry street to Reservoir. Specifications can be had at the park office on July 19. The proposed parktoay will be one of the biggest jobs of park develop ment completed under Park Commis sioner Taylor's administration. The whole project which involved negotia tions with some fifteen estates was be gun in 1902. One of the chief obstacles was the acquiring of the land. Most —'f It has been obtained by gift. If* The roadway will be twenty-four feet wide and will be of the natural material encountered enroute, prin cipally clay. Pleasure vehicles, such as automobiles, carriages, etc., only will be permitted to use it as it Will not be broad enough for general traffic usage. SHBINERS TO EI/ECT By Associated Press Seattle, Wash., July 14. —The elec tion of officers promised to be the feature of to-day's session of the forty first annual council of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Interest in the con test for imperial outer guard was heightened by the entrance into the race of D. C. O' Flaherty, past poten tate of Acca Temple, Richmond, Va., who took thircf place at the Atlanta convention last year, and Arthur L. Smith, potentate of El Amin Temple, Little Rock. Ark. RECORD 'HEAT IN ALASKA By Associated Press Juneau, Alaska, July 14.—Extreme heat during the last ten days has caused weather conditions hitherto un known to the oldest inhabitants of Southeastern Alaska. The weather bureau thermometer has registered as high as 90 degrees in the shade and the 100-degree mark has been reached by street thermometers Uncle Sam's man will stop every day with news from Home, if you will call the Circulation Department on the phone. Never mind letters, they're time takers. You can't afford to spend any of your precious vacation time "getting used" to strange news papers. That's why right now you'll order the Harrisburg Tele graph sent to your vacation ad dress. THE WEATHER For Harrlaburg and vicinity: Fair to-night and probably Thuraday) not mnrh chance In temperature. For Kaatern Pennsylvania: Fair to-night and probably Thuradayi not mnrh ehnnce 111 temperature! light, variable wind*. Blver Loral ihonrra over the North and \Ye»t branches and the main river have retarded anmewlint the falling water*, especially | n « the North Branch, hut the T Btreama will probably continue to fall slowly. A stage of about <1.2 feet la Indicated foe Harrla borg Thursday morning. General Conditions The pressure continues below nor mal over practically all the ter ritory represented on the map, except on the North Pacific coast, where It la slightly above. A weak, slngglsh depression covers the Middle Atlantic nnd South ern Hew F.ngland States, and ha* caused local shower*. mostly light, over the territory under Its Influence, except In Knstcrn Pennsylvania. Temperature: 8 a. m., 72. Snnt Rises, 4:47 a. m.s sets, 7:83 p. m. Mooni First quarter, July 10, 4:00 p. m. River Stage: 8.8 feet above low vtater mark. Yeaterday'a Weather Highest temperature, SB. l.owest temperature, flfl. Mean temperature, 77. Normal temperature, 74. i, MR-OLD SNARL 111 DIVORCE COURT Threads of Fate Guiding the Honse of Looker Most Woefully Twisted JUDGE DISMISSES ORDER Woman in the Case Finds She's Neither Mrs. George Nor Mrs. Samuel Looker More than thirty years ago the three ladles of the ages, who weave the destinies of men and things, woe fully twisted the threads that guided George and Samuel and Jennie Looker. Just how, developed yester day in the Dauphin county court: Way back on November 15, 1883, Jennie Looker married George W. Looker and they lived more or less happily together until October 16, 1884. Then she decided she didn't care for him anymore and left him, al [Continued on Page 4.] Reading Man Killed in Electric Storm Reading, Pa., July 14.—The most violent electric storm of the season which raged during last night did not cease until 1 o'clock this morning. Lightning that struck the Magno lia Club on Mt. Penn, instantly killed Edwin J. Liesman, and partly stun oed his mother and Henry Upperman. Four oil lamps on the lower floor of the building were extinguished. Army Worm Will Not Devastate City Lawns The army worm which played havoc with many beautiful lawns in the city and surrounding country last year is not expected by Professor H. A. Surface, State zoologist, to even show his face in this section this summer. While reports of its depredations have reached the Capitol from vari ous sections of State, the worm is apparently only in widely scattered sections and in small numbers. Pro fessor Surface says the worm had I been practically exterminated by a small parasite. WHEAT CHOP WILL SHOW DECREASE State Department of Agriculture Reports Show That There Has Been Some Drop OTHER GRAINS AFFECTED Fruit Crop Has Been Seriously Damaged by the Pests and Other Difficulties An estimate of a wheat crop of 21,254,400 bushels is made by the bureau of statistics oi the State De partment of Agriculture in its sum mary of the crop conditions of the state as the result of reports from 654 districts throughout the farming coun ties of Pennsylvania. The wheat crop at. the beginning of the harvest was estimated at 94 per cent, of an average for ten years. This means that the production will be about 16.2 bushels. Last year the average production was [Continued on Page 4.] Dr. Shaw May Not Try to Save "Ytellow Car" By Associated Press New York, July 14. Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, president of the Am erican Women Suffrage Association, probably will not attempt to save her little yellow automobile from sale at auction at Media, Pa., next Tuesday to satisfy a tax assessment, according to a statement she Issued here to day. The car named Eastern Victory was presented to Dr. Shaw by a group of her fellow workers. It was seized at Moylan, Pa.. Dr. Stiaw's home and it is to be sold at auction to pay an assessment of Jl2O levied upon Dr. Shaw in 1913. ODD MURDER CASE RESUMED By Associated Press Bedford, lowa, July 14.—Samuel Anderson whose attempt to obtain a part of a $90,000 treasure said to have been buried near Slam, lowa, 47 years ago led to the arrest here last week of four lowa pioneers charged with the murder of Nathaniel Smith, a wealthy cattleman and his son in 1868, was the first witness to-day at the *esumption of the hearing in the Siam murder and treasure case. It was expected the hearing, which be gan last night would last two more days. WILSON AGAIN AT WORK By Associated Press Cornish, N. H., July 14.—President Wilson began his third day's consider ation of the German situation to-day after a game of golf with Dr. Cary T. Grayson. He planned to take an au tomobile ride with members of his family In the afternoon. MAY REACH AGREEMENT Albany, N. Y., July 9 4.—William D. Mahon, international president of the Amalgamated AssociaUon of Street and Electric Railway Employes, ar rived here from Chicago to-day to confer with traction officials regarding troubles in the capital district which threaten a strike. The belief prevails that an amicable agreement will be reached. „ HARRISBURG, PA,. WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 14, 1915 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL SWIIHS HELL GATE—A | 1 :pHOWS.<PSr J.H-S. These photographs show Miss Ida Ellonsky, the brave 16-year-old girl whom swam through the treacher ous currents of famous Hell Gate in New York's Kast river, with her hands and feet tied with ropes. At the top she is shown swimming while in the middle of the treacherous currents, being guided by her brother in a rowboat. At the bottom Is a picture of her as she dived off a dock on the start of her brave Swim. The insert shows her head. New "York, July 14.—For the first time in the history of New York, a girl swam through the danger ous currents of Hell Gate with her hands and feet securely skackled. Miss Ida Elionsky, sister of Harry Elionsky, long distance swimming champion, performed this remarkable feet in 24 minutes, diving into the water near the New York connecting railway bridge and leaving it at Blackwell's Island. 10 INCREASE FIRE OEP'T EFFICIENCY Officials of 14 Companies to Meet With Committee From Firemen's Union Plans for increasing the efficiency of the Harrisburg fire department will be discussed at a meeting of the presi dents and financial secretaries of the fourteen fire companies of the city and a committee of seven of the Firemen's Union to be held to-morrow evening in the Citizen firehouse, Walnut and Fourth streets. The need for greater efficiency was torttatively discussed at a meeting ot' the Firemen's Union in the Citizen house last evening and it was then decided to hold the meeting of the presidents, secretaries and committees of seven to-morrow night, when means for increasing the usefulness of the de partment will be gone into thoroughly. A bulletin of the result of last night's meeting of the Firemen's Union was Issued to-day. It is as follows: "William Bowers, of the Royal, was elected a delegate to the state firemen's convention and William Murphy, of the Ueily, an alternate. "The members of the safety eommit ]Continued on Page 7.£ Century-Old Barn Near Boyertown Destroyed During Heavy Storm By Associated Press Boyertown. Pa., July 14.—One of the most severe electrical storms that visited this section for years, passed over the Oley Valley late last night, during which lightning struck the large barn on John D. Reifsynder's farm at Gabelsville and the building was destroyed with contents. It was 40 by SO feet in size, built 100 years ago of oak and* was regarded as the finest barn in all Berks county. The loss is nearly $15,000. Massachusetts State House Marked; Governor Is Threatened by Crank By Associated Press Boston, Mass., July 14.—An after lioon paper announces the receipt of an anonymous communication In which the writer, describing himself as a German spy, states that two bombs have l>e<'i« placed in the state house and another in the custom house and that these will be exploded "about IVlday." Also the governor te to be killed, according to the message, which was crudely lettered with a lead pen cil. It was turned over to the police, who recently examined a similar threat against the custom house. New Motor Traffic Law >to Go Into Effect July 17 Harrisburg's new motor traffic ordi nance, which prescribes that i\o horse drawn vehicle may pass a motor vehicle on the approaches to the Mul berry street viaduct, will become ef fective Saturday, July 17. The ordinance was introduced and boosted by City Commissioner W. H. Lynch and is intended to relieve con gestion and possible accldentn on the bridge approaches. Motorists generally and the Motor Club of Harrisburg en dorsed the measure. MAGAZINES SOLD HERE SHOULD BE CENSORED Too Much of the Obscene and Basely Sensational Sold on Stands Think Public Men The determination of, the Pittsburgh police authorities to prevent the sale of sensational and obscene literature and pictures in that city, by the cen soring of all magazines, post cards and so on sold in the Smoky City, is attracting considerable attention in this city among men interested in child welfare and the morals of the community as a whole. The Rev. Dr. W. N. Yates, pastor of the Fourth Street Church' of God, and one of the city school directors, said he is not In favor of having literature criticised by a board of four women— the plan adopted in Pittsburgh—but he declared himself as strongly in fa vor of having literature and pictures sold here censored in some way. He ] Continued on Paffe 7.[ Boiling Springs Girl Victim of Bigamist ? By Associated Press York, Pa., July 14.—Discovery of a third wife of David Gallagher, arrest ed here yesterday for having two, is claimed by the York police. Wife No. 1 living in Carlisle, charges him with bigamy for having last March wedded Lily B. Wolfe, a Cum berland county girl, with whom he was found living here. Investigation reveals, the police say. that three years ago he married a 15-year-old wife, No. 2, in Boiling Springs, Cum berland county and took her to Ohio, where she Is now living. Gallagher was taken to the Cum berland county jail this afternoon. Inquiry at Boiling Springs brought the information that David Gallagher is not known in that town. The older residents.do not recall his marriage in that town to a 15-year-old girl, who later removed to Ohio. Rumors That Jitney Killed Woman Found to Be False Rumors that a woman had been run down and killed by a jitney shortly before noon to-day in the vicinity of Hamilton and Fifth streets, were found to be false after a thorough in vestigation in the vicinity hy the auth orities. At the police station nothftig had been heard about any accident. Coroner Eckinger also had not been called, and no person Injured in an automobile accident had been taken to the Harrisburg hospital. Miss Hazel Clark Resigns Charities Secretaryship At a meeting of the board of Direc tors of the Associated Charities, late yesterday afternoon, Miss Hazel Lyone Clark tendered her resignation. Miss Clark has held this position for over two years and the work has been well handled under her direction. Due to an especially hnrd winter, the work has been unusually difficult and Miss Clark feels that a rest is neces sary and consequently she handed in her resignation yesterday for accept ance. It will take effect in the early Fall, which gives the Board of Direc tors ample time to consider applicants for the position. j LOCAL COMPANIES AT GRETI INSPECTED Old Timers in Service Apply Nick name, "Camp Easy" to Tented City GOVERNOR ENJOYING CAMP Troops Not Under Inspection En gaged in Field Operations Today By Associated Press Mount Gretna, Pa., July 14.—"Camp Easy" is a nickname applied to this tented city of the National Guard by old-timers In the service, who con trasted the inspection of the infantry begun to-day with that of a few years ago. To-day the men are being inspected in the company streets, attired in the [Continued on Page 5.] Will Lease Gingerich Property Near Lucknow For Detention House Dauphin county is to have a house of detention for juvenlje court offend ers at last. i At to-day's session of the County Commissioners it was definitely decided to rent the Elizabeth Gingerich prop erty, at the Junction of the trolley line and Lucknow road, in Susquehanna township, just a few miles above the | city. No Attempt Made to Take Frank From Prison Farm By Associated Press Atlanta, Ga„ July 14.—Reports that a mob would attempt to take Leo M. Frank, serving a life sentence for Mary Phagan's murder, from the state prison farm at Milledgeville and lynch him have not been confirmed by develop ments. Three companies of state I militia were held in readiness at Macon I throughout the night to proceed to Milledgeville to protect Frank if neces sary were to-day allowed to return to their homes. Officials of the state farm reported from Milledgeville that the usual quiet prevailed during the night. HFRRICK URGES CO-OPERATION By Associated Press Hot Springs. Va., July 14.—1n an address on "The Need of Rural Cred- I its" before the National Fertilizer As sociation convention here to-day Myron IT. Herrlck, former ambassador to | France, urged, as a remedy for what ever trouble exists in rural communi ties, the establishment of co-operative organization of farmers. WIRELESS STATION ORDERED By Associated Press Washington, July 14.—General Car ranza has ordered erection of a wire less station at Chapultepee to insure constant communication between Mex ico City and Vera cruz, American Consul SUliman at Vera Crus so re ported to-day. Food supplies, chiefly corn, are arriving In the city, Mr. SU liman added. , 12 PAGES FORESTER SQUASHES "CATERPILLAR Ml EAR So Today He Asks City to Start "Swat the Caterpillar" Campaign EAT THE TREES, YOU KNOW Take a Tip From Mueller and Be Careful Where You Do the Swatting Why not swat the caterpillar? That is the tip City Forester Mueller passed out to-da.v'to the public gen erally as a remedy for the usual late ■ summer visit of the furry travelers! that eat tree leaves and fall on one's neck or one's gown and generally pro voke an "ugh!" form the most cold blooded soul. "Conductors of the fly swatting cara [Continued on Page 5.] Do You Want to Help Poor Folk Get Ice ? As in former years, the Telegraph will receive and acknowledge contribu- to the free ice fund. Contributors should leave their donations at the business office of the Telegraph or either of the other local dailies. The newspapers were asked to aid in the work at the monthly board meet ing of the Associated Charities late yes terday afternoon. With the money so collected ice coupons will be purchased and distributed among the needy poor of the city. In past summers the free Ice distributions have been of wonder ful benefit. SHARP PROTEST DELIVERED By Associated Press Berlin, July 14, by wireless to Say ville, L. I.—A dispatch from Stock holm to the Overseas News Agency says that the Swedish Minister in Lon don has delivered to the British Gov ernment a sharp protest "against the perpetual molestation of Swedish com merce.'.' Norway and Denmark, the message adds, support the protest. ELKS HEAR REPORTS By Associated Press Los Angeles, Cal., July 14.—Distri bution of reports to various commlt | tees comprised to-day the business of the grand lodge session of the second day of the convention of the Benevo lent and Protective Order of Elks. The report of the committee of state or ganizations was to be made a special ore'er at the afternoon session. f JURY DECLARES THAW SANE!!!, i New York, July 14, 3.45 P. M.—FLASHThe jury P has just declared Thaw "Sane." Justice Hcndrick reserved I df o dispoisition of Thaw. t \ , ITALIANS TAKE AUSTRIAN TRENCHES , Geneva, Switzerland, July 14, via Paris, 3.45 P. M.—The i j Carnic Alps, according to a dispatch received to-day by the Tribune from Villach, an Austrian town on the river Drave, fifty-two miles northwest of Laibach. AMERICAN AVIATOR KILLED ' Chicago, July 14.—Captain William A. Mattery, Chi cago, an American aviator, has been killed by a fall of 5,000 feet while on duty with General Villa's army in Mexico. ■ The telegram was from Jack O'Leary, an aviator with Villa. t NEGRO THREE WHITE MEN Mason, Ga., July 14.—Three white men are dead to-day , at Cochran. Ga., in Pulaski county and a posse estimated to number several hundred farmers heavily armed has sur rounded the home of a negro farmhand who is alleged to 1 have shot and killed the three men. BASEBALL POOL SHAJRKS VAMOOSE I Wilkes-Barre, Pa., July 14.—Frank Smith, of Philadel phia, United States postal inspector, arrived here to-day to I close up the "World" and the "Pas'time Review," two so-- called sporting publications with whifch baseball pool tickets i for prizes were given, but tliscovered the headquarters of both concerns closed and the promoters missing. WANT MEAT CARGOES RELEASED [, Washington, July 14.—After conferences with represen tatives of the leading American meat packers to-day, State * department officials said formal representations would be made to Great Britain for the release of neutral meat car » goes detained by British naval authorities. The character of the representations has not been decided. 1 MARRIAGE 1 Wanhlueton" Vi| U ** on ' < amp H,,, « and Catherine Elisabeth Knts, For * POSTSCRIPT MIS ATTACKED BY ITALIAN AIRMEN German Engineers Are Strengthen ing Defenses of Constantinople on Huge Scale GERMANS MOVE ON VERDUN Almost Complete Silence Veils Situation in Eastern War Theater • Tlio battle line In France Is furnish ing for tlie moment the only news of pronounced military activity. The German struggle for Verdun is re garded by observers on the side of the entente allies as on in earnest with assaults on both the Argonne and the Woevre. Latest French reports re corded check for the German crown prince in his attacks in the former re gion. Almost complete silence veils the situation in the eastern war theater. I'etrograd reports 110 engagements in Southern Poland or eastern Galicia and lKitli Vienna and Berlin declare conditions in this territory are un changed. Home reports the situation along the Anstro-ltalian front unaltered, the brief official statements chronicling a raid by the Italian airmen on a large Austrian camp in the neighborhood of Gorlzia, which is declared to have been sucessful. The latest Austrian state ment says there have been several ar tillery engagements and that an in fantry attack was repulsed near Rcdi puglia. Gorman engineers are strengthen ing the defenses of Constantlnopie on ] Continued on Page 7.[ CONDITIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED By Associated Press New York, July 14. Conditions governing the competition between the meat packers of Chicago and | South American concerns shipping I Argentina beef to this country are to I be disclosed in a hearing before the I Interstate Commerce Commission j opening here to-day. BRITISH LOSE ASSET By Associated Press London, July 14, 11:45 a. m.—One of our principal assets in the war was our power to tell the exact truth from day to day* about the military opera tions. This asset has been lost, so says the Manchester Guardian to-day under the heading of "The War In 1 Flanders, by a Student of the War."