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HARRISBURG ifSSilp. TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 163 *lO FEET OF WATER ON CANTON ISLAND WHERE 6 HARRISBURGERS LIVE Grave Fears Entertained by Relatives of Missionaries From This City; Ask Washington For News of Flood Victims CHRISTIAN INSTITUTIONS ON ISLAND OF SHAMEEN Colleges, Schools and Home of Foreigners Believed In undated; Groff Family Among Local People in District Grave fears for the safety of six Harrisburg missionaries known to be on the Island of Shameen. China, which is reported to have been inun dated to a depth of ten feet by the recent floods, are entertained by friends and relatives in this city. Among the hundreds of Americans in the flood swept district are Mr. and Mrs. Abram L. Groff, their daughter. Miss Elizabeth Groff, son. G. W. Groff. and his wife, who was formerly Miss Eva Brinser: Miss E. M. Butler, a sis ter of Health Officer Butler, of Steel ton and the Rev. Newton Dubs. Mrs. Ralph I. Deihl. of Paxtang. a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Groff is *reatly concerned about the safety of her relatives. She made efforts to day to get in touch with the St&ie De partment at Washington in an effort to secure further news. Mr. and Mrs. Groff with their daugh ter. Elizabeth, who was a former city tennis champion, left this city about two months ago. Mr. Groff is head of tjie Baptist Publishing: Society, who* buildings have been greatly damaged according to early reports. Miss GrofT i« secretary to Dr. Edwards, of the Canton Christian College and her brother. G. W. Groff, is a teacher in the same Institution. He has been in China for the last five years. Miss Butler has been connected with the True Light Seminar.-, Canton, sipce 15S1. The Rev. Newton Dubs, a son Jgrf' the late Bishop Dubs is a missionary it? Changshau. which is a considerable distance from Canton. It is believed [Continued on Page 4.] r —~ ———i———■——* Telegraph Ad Brings Back Gold Watch LOST—"Wednesday, on Sixth street, near Muench street, Hampdon hunting case gold watch, with silver chain attach ed. Reward if returned to 1836 Xorth Sixth street. This advertisement appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph early yesterday afternoon. It was seen by Harrv Fisher, one of three Philadel phia boys who are walking to the Panama Exposition, and who found the watch Wednesday evening. At 3:30 vesterday afternoon the watch was back in the owner's hands, all of which again substani ates the effectiveness of the classi fied columns of the Harrisburg Tele graph. *■ You May "Love the Cows and Chickens" while spending your vacation days on the farm, but you will have plenty of time left to read your favorite paper from home. Six cents a week will bring the Harrisburg Telegraph to you, no matter where you are. Drop a postal or phone the Cir culation Department, and the next issue will meet you when you arrive. THE WEATHER For Harrlaburg and vlclnltyt Part* ly cloudy to-night and Saturday, 'with probably thunderahowers; continued vrarm and iiultry. For Eastern Pennaylvania: Partly cloudy to-night and Saturday, Tilth probably occasional thunder showerst not much change In temperature; light to moderate aouth and sonthwest winds. River In the absence of substantial show era over the principal branches of the Susquehanna river during the laat three or four days they are now falling more rapidly. The main river will probably re cede with Increasing rapidity during the next forty-eight houra. A stage of about 9.3 feet Is Indi cated for Harrisburg Saturday morning. General Conditions The weather was clear this morn ing over the southern half of the country eaat of the Mlaalaalppl river and partly cloudy over the northern half. Scattered show ers have fallen in the Middle At lantic and England Statea In the last twenty-fonr hours. Tem perature continues above the sea sonal average over the casters half of the country. Temperature: 8 a. m., TO. Sani (Maes, 4:4 ft a. m.| sets, 7i34 p. m. Mooni Flrat quarter, 4:09 a. tn- July 10. River Stage ■ 8.1 feet above low water mark. Yeaterday'a Weather Highest temperature, 79. Lowest temperature, 91. Mean temperature, 74. Xormal temperature, 75. G. W. GROFF Hffi '' jflßlßErai HM* : 4y;'r<- •••* -- M MISS ELIZABETH GROFF Flmllii" IIABGOIE REGION Allied Forces Recapture Ground Lost to Germans Earlier in Week Fighting in the Argonne roc!on In France has turned in favor of the French, according to the Paris war olTlce. which claims the rot-apt lire of hill No. 285 from the army of the German crown prince. The hiU was taken early this week in the German move on Verdun which drove the French hack three-fifths of a mile alone a front of nearly two miles, the German reports declared, and resulted in the capture of more than 2.500 French soldiers and several •runs. Once more the Germans are ham mering heavily on the gates of Warsaw from the north aud claim considerable successes in their movement. Latest Russian reports carry ac counts of the fighting in this region up to Wednesday and make no direct men don of Przasnysz. the capture of which was claimed in Thursday's offi cial communication from Berlin. Re sults of German attacks between the Orzyo and Ekra fronts, "south of Prwisnvsi." howerer. are mentioned in the Petrograd statement. Active operations have been resumed by the Germans in Courland, wliilc near the southern end of the lons bat tle line in the east the Austrians have [Continued on Page 4.] WHITE HEADS NEW STATE COMMISSION Chosen as Chairman of the Agri cultural Commission at the Conference Today Governor Brumbaugh to-day out lined to the new State Commission of Agriculture his policies for the ad vancement of agriculture in Pennsyl vania and called upon the seven com missioners to make "an agricultural survey" of the State So that they can take advantage of the opportunities to increase the food supply. He suggested that before any reorganization of the Department of Agriculture is under taken the commissioners should fa miliarize themselves with the details of its work and the reasons for the bureaus which have been created from time to time; that the relation of State [Continued on Pag© 4.] Maxim, the Inventor, to Speak Here July 22 Hudson Maxim, the noted Inventor of war materials ind mechanical en gineer. who will probably serve on the new Board of Inventions, headed by Thomas A. Edison, which Secretary of the Navy Daniels has created to better I'nlted States measures for defending the country, will address the members of the Harrisburg Chamber of Com merce at luncheon next Thursday, July 22, at the Harrisburg Club. Mr. Maxim has delivered a number of notable addresses recently, pointing out the Inherent weakness of this country In matters pertaining to na i tional defense. HARRISBURG, PA,. FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 16, 1915 SUITE BOMB SET FORM'S BROADWAY LIMITED t 20 Pounds of Explosive Discovered Few Minutes Before Train Shot by HAPPENED NEAR ALTOONA Railroad Police Scouring Country Along Middle Division For Bomb Setters Altoona. Pa., July 16. Dis i aster to the Broadway limited, the ; crack Pennsy express train, was avert ed by a hair's breath, last evening, when a heavy iron pipe, eighteen inches long, and packed with twenty pounds of dynamite, was taken from the Pennsylvania railroad tracks at Vineyard a moment before the fast train sped by. The death trap was discovered by a young man named jWestbrook, a brakeman of the Read i lng road, who is spending a vacation at his father's farm above Vineyard i and who was walking along the track, j If the facts in the case are borne out [Continued on Pu*e 4.] Pheasant Proud of Its Brass Leg and Foot Freehold. X. J.. July 16.—Strutting I about the farm of John R. Ix>tt, of : Freehold, apparently proved of the fact that it is the only wild bird in the Slate that can boast of an artificial leg, a handsome cock pheasant, of the ring-neck variety, owes its life and ! tincrippled freedom to the skill of ! Dr. August R. White, a local dentist. I The pheasant, wounded and with 1 ont leg broken off Just above the foot, was found several weeks ago by Abram | Lott and Rudolph Eilis. who took it home. Dr. White heard of the boys' efforts to save the bird and suggested ! the artificial leg. iA brass leg and foot were made by the dentist and fitted snugly about the remnant of the broken bones. The bird now walks with apparent ease. HARRY THAW FREE UNDER $35,000 BAIL I Supreme Court Justice Hendrick Upholds the Jury's Verdict; State to Appeal ! New Tork, July 16. —Harry K. Thaw, adjudged sane last Wednesday by a jury was given his freedom to-day by i Supreme Court Justice Peter A. Hendrick. who announced that he had adopted the Jury's verdict. I The State immediately served notice | of appeal and Justice Hendrick fixed : Thaw's bail at $35,000 to in«u,re his : presence at future proceedings. A surety company was prepared to give | the bond and Thaw was taken from j the courthouse to the Judge's chambers | so that details might be arranged, i A crowd that numbered thousands lined the sidewalks and overflowed j into the streets around the courthouse, | cheered Thaw and am lauded wildly i when he appeared on the courthouse steps. In announcing his decision Justice Hendrick took occasion to comment ; unfavorably upon the action of the ; alienists who had assisted the State in preparing the case and then ap r peared as expert witnesses in court. AMERICAN CITIZEN'S SAFE ;' By Associated Press ■ j Washington, D. C., July 16.—N0 ! [ Americans or British citizens were I aboard the train wrecked by a bomb near Apizaco, Mexico. _ Indians Who Foretold Wet Summer Now Say We'll I Have Long Cold Winter Denver. Col., July 16.—The season I so far verifies the weather predictions I ol the Indians who occasionally visit . the Mesa Verde National Park, in ■ Southwestern Colorado, fo'r trading J purposes, but who never stay an hour j longer than is necessary because of I their dread of the 'little people" whom I they believe still inhabit. In spirit form, the prehistoric cliff dwellings that have made the Mancoq, Valley famous the world over. Last "fall the . Mesa Verde prairie dogs deserted their " I villages for new ones and the Indians " ! have been shaking their heads over It j all winter.. "Rain, much rain," they i say; "rain all summer." So far they ' | seem to have predicted right. . ; And now they are again shaking ' ' their heads. "Cold, much cold," they - ssy; "bad winter coming." « City Sealer Reel Will i Run For Presidency of State Weights' Body Harrisburg is going to make another bid for the hoonr of the presidency of the Pennsylvania State Sealers' Asso ► elation at the annual convention of ' county and city sealers to be held In Philadelphia August 16, 17 and IJB, r when City Sealer Ha#ry D. Reel will - be the candidate for the place. Since 9 the organization was formed two years ago Harry A. Boyer. county Inspector t of weights and measures, has been r president, but he will not accept the ; office again. 9 —— HIT BY CAR Returning from a morning visit, r Mrs. Mary J. McKee, 209 Boas street, t stepped out of the way of an automo i bile in front of a street car at Second - and Boas streets. Mrs. McKee re ceived slight bruises of the head. | FINISH WORK ON PLAZA WALL IN REAR OF WATER WORKS I v j . *V* 111 , , "*" ~ " & .... , _ „ : * # ~ • '' - , ' * ' * M <£*■■ - ■ ~"j *-• jemm Work on the plaza wall In the rear of the city pumping station has been completed and all that remains to be done to finish the great broad observation stretch that will overlook the Susquehanna is the placing of the "fill" behind the wall. Some planting will have to be done, of course, and the broad walk that will extend through the plaza must be laid out. When these details are finished the broad platfeau raised some eighteen or twenty feet above the river front wall and steps will afford a splendid chance to enjoy a sweeping panoramic view up and dc.wn one of the prettiest stretches of the river. The view northward is Interfered with, however, by the group houses at "Hardscrabble." .Some idea of how delightful a view will be possible up the river when this sec tion is cleared away is suggested by comparison with the view down stream from the outermost tip of the plaza wall. The accompanying upper etching shows the wall as seen from the river, while the lower left view shows the sweep of river, wall and steps looking southward; to the right is a view of long curving granolithic walk and wall to the northward —with the group of houses in the distance that form "Hardscrabble. PENROSE FORECASTS REPUBLICAN SENATE Tells Leaders That Systematic Effort Will Bring Landslide in 1916 ( Special to The Telegraph Washington,' July 16.—The Evening | Star, in a dispatch from New York. ! says: "One outcome of the conferences I yesterday among the Republican lead ers assembled here will be the imme | dlate formation of an organization to capture the United States Senate for the Republican party in .the elections of 1916. After carefully going over the situation in the States to be af fected the conclusion has been reach ed that with organization and effort systematic and sustained a working majority in the upper house is possi ble for the Republicans. "We lost three seats in the Senate i by default last Fall," Senator Penrose I said. "We ought to have made the | fight also in Nevada and Colorado. The fact that most people were doubt ful of Republican success accounted for our inactivity. The case is dif ferent now. Recent elections and con ditions at large warrant belief in a Republican landslide in the presiden tial election. "But it will be a barren victory In beneficent results to the people if we carry the House and elect the Presi dent, yet leave the Senate in the hands [Continued on Pasje 11.1 | Open Bids For New School Building in Tenth Ward Tonight Bids for the construction of the new school building at Fifth and streets will be opened by the board of directors at 7:30 o'clock this evening. Plans and speci fications have been prepared by C. Howard Lloyd, the architect, and from the number of Inquiries it is believed that there will be a considerable num ber of proposals before the school board to-night for consideration. In connection with the bids for the build ing. proposals will also be received for wiring for electric service and for plumhing. The new building will be a twelve room structure and will mark a new development in school building con struction in that it will be erected in the center of a big lot instead of close to the front building line. This will provide ample ground space an Idea approved by the City Planning com mission. Federal Prisoner Starts For Penitentiary Alone By Associated Press New York, July 16. Unaccom panied by guards. David Essacson, convicted of swindling leaves here to day to serve a sentence of a year and a day in the Federal penitentiary at Atlanta, Ga. The experiment of allow ing Essacson to go to prison alone and unguarded is a new idea of the Fed eral authorities here. The United States Marshal trustc EB"acson to appear at the penitentiary on time chiefly because he is 60 years old, In feeble health and because his bail bond does not expire until he de livers himself to the warden. Essac son was head of the Kalos Manufac turing Company and Is said to have derived about $500,000 from the sale ot outfits for making medallipns, J ■BUG WILL Iff LOSE INDIANS President Barrow of Internationals Says Newark Deal Will Not Affect City President Edward G. Barrow, of the International Baseball League, came to Harrisburg this morning and im mediately denied the report that the placing of an international League uolub back in Newark next season would mean the loss of a franchise for Harrisburg. Mr. Barrow said: "There are other franchises in the International League that could be transferred. If the at tendance is satisfactory during the re mainder of the season Harrisburg is in no danger of having the franchise taken away. Up to date the attend ance has been very gratifying, with the exception of the Rochester series, and we arc pleased with the way Harris burg has taken hold of the high-class (■Continued on Page 11.] DRASTIC MEASURES TAKEN By Associated Press London. July 16.—"The Government is taking drastic measures to put down disaffection in Ireland." says the Times this morning. "They have just given orders to ihree members of the Sinnfein in Belfast, County Clare and County Galway, to leave Ireland be fore .the end of the week. HERMAN KNISELY NAMED TO POSITION Put in Charge of Municipal Statis tics in the Department of Labor and Industry J. Herman Knisely, clerk to select council of Harrisburg from 1891 until the select courtcil was abolished by the commission government act, was to day appointed in charge of the muni [Continued on Page 4.] Telegraph's Concert at Reservoir Park Tonight Providing the weather man is agree able and there is every prospect that he will he, the concert to be given by the Harrirburg Hand Concert Asso ciation through the courtesy of the Harrisburg Telegraph will be played at Reservoir Park to-night by the Municipal Band. The program is made up of popular airs from the classics and the light operas. It is as follows: Part I—March, "Co-ed." J. S. Zam lenik: "Isabella," Frank V. Suppe; (a) "An Afternoon Tea," Robert A. Keiser, (b) "Serenade," Victor Herbert; bal let music from "Faust," Gounod; valse, "Elaine" (by request), Lionel Baxter; intermission. Part ll —March, "German Fidelity," H. L. Blankenburg; selection, "Bo hemian Girl," Theo. Moses-Tobanl; (a) intermezzo, "'Rococo Rendezvous." W. Aletter; (b) .valse, "Rose la France," J. Martorell; intermezzo, "Dainty Butterfly," M. Loesch; selec tion, "Girl of My Dreams," Karl Hoschna. » J 16 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT NEGRO LYNCHED BY MOB Bunkie, La., July 16.—A mob here last night hanged Thomas Collins, a negro, accused of wounding a police man yesterday. The officer, W. C. Townsend, was shot, it was said, when he tried to arrest the negro. m [ " ' m | Tokio, July 16.—Earthquakes that haye occurred every 1 half hour or so in the southern part of the ( island of Kiussiu I during the last two days have alarmed the inhabitants of I that region. The eruption of the volcano of Kirishima is ? incrx g in violen | CATCH BIGAMIST & - Allentown, Pa., July 16.—Charged with bigamy and a I fugitive from justice since 1912, Nathan Newman, an eye I specialist of New York State, was arrested in this city I to-day. I Providence, R. 1., July 16.—Congressman O'Shaunessy | received to-day from Secretary of Labor Wilson, a telegram I announcing that Federal Commissioners of Conciliation F would be sent here from Washington to endeavor to adjust I the strike, which has virtually tied up the street car system p* of the state. I Berlin, July 16, via London, P. M.—The German i forces have crossed the Windau river to the north of Kol tinyans, in Courland. FIRST GAME SCORE Harrisburg, 6; Toronto, 4. (Eighth inning.) ' TO OPEN NINETEENTH STREET T?RIDGE BIDS Harrisburg. Following a conference with President • F. B. Musser of the Harrisburg Railways Company the County Commissioner? late this afternoon decided to open ibids for the new Nineteenth street bridge over the Phila delphia and Reading Railroad tracks on August 11. RUMANIA REFUSES GERMAN DEMANDS Londpn, July 16, 5.55 P. M.—The corresondent at Co penhagen of the Exchange Telegraph Company quotes the Vorwaerts as announcing: "Rumania has emphatically re fused to comply with Germany's demands to allow weapons • and ammunitions to traverse Rumania for Turkey." CANTON TELEGRAPH STATION REOPENS I New York, July 16. —The telegraph office at Canton, China, it was announced to-day, has reopened after having been closed by floods. The Chinese land lines however, were still in bad condition, from storms. 1 MARRIAGE UCENSES Waahburn Slmmuu and Maude Elizabeth Kramer, city. •Archibald and Rmmn Kurt*, city. I Salvatore Conte anil Sadie Acrl, city, Qm VfraiM •« w >mi SWOLLEN RIVERS 111 01 MAKE CITIZENS RUSH TO HIGH POINTS Old Levee in Northwest Columbus Breaks and Floods Six City Blocks ; DAMAGE DONE TO CROPS tin Lima More Than 200 Homes Are Under Water; One Woman Dead By Associated Press Columbus, Ohio, July 16.—Swollen by torrential rains that have fallen throughout the last ten days many points in Central Ohio were menaced j to-day by floods that threaten to ap i proacli the magnitude of the great ; flood of March, 1913, when more than , 500 persons were drowned and prop icrty damage aggregating many rnil- I lion dollars resulted. The Ottawa river has overrun largo areas In both I.ima and lventon. Sev eral villages in that section were cut | off from i ommunication. In Columbus ail old levee on tlio northwest side broke to-day, flooding I six city blocks. I.ima, Ohio, July lfi.—Ottawa river is racing through I.ima, driving fam ilies to the higher portions of the city and tearing out bridges and viaducts. Since midnight it lias risen on an aver age of six inches an hour. More than 200 homes are under water. Wheat has been beaten down so as ! to IK- almost a total loss and the hay I crop lias been ruined. One woman died from burns receiv ed when escaping gas in the cellar i exploded and a lamp site was car rying threw burning oil over licr. The Rev. J. M. Galbraith, Lancaster Co. Instructor, Is Dead at Age of 67 By Associated Press Atlantic City, N. J., July 16.—Tho I Rev. John Morrison Galj>raith, in structor in the Lincoln College Semi nary at Lancaster, Pa., and for twenty seven years pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Chestnut Level, Lancaster county, died at Longport yesterday at the age of 67. Services and Interment will take place at Chestnut Level on Monday.