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Stale Police Paltol Flood Area in Erie, to Prevent Looting and Disorder HAKRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No.- 181 ♦CITY WATER FRONT WILL BE MADE GAY BY CARNIVAL FLOATS Decorated Line of Merchants' Boats to Be Anchored Along River Wall During Celebration LIKE A THAMES REGATTA? Tentative Program Outlined For Big Canoe Parade and Aqua tic Sports—Prizes Harrisburg's "front steps" should bear some resemblance to the Thames during an Oxford-Cambridge boat re gatta if the tentative plans of the committee arranging the big water car nival Friday, September 24, can be worked out. The picture will present this differ ence, perhaps—many of the prettily decorated floats that will be anchored alcng the shore will be provided for by the merchants of the city. The scheme of providing decorated floats by the merchants, which may be | anchored along the steps throughout j the day's carnival program, was prac- ] tically decided upon at last night's ] meeting of the committee and Robert i W. Hoy and George W. Bogar were i named as a committee to work out the I details with the merchants of Harris- j burg. If this suggestion can be carried through successfully the thousands of spectators who will crowd the water front may see the various events from the gaily decorated watercraft. The Kvening Parade In the evening the long line of floats will be towed to the upper end of the' city to take a place in the line of the water procession that is to be one of the closing features of the program. While a big part of the river parade will be comprised of these floats, the purpose for which the big three-day celebration is to be held will be Illus trated by a couple of special boats pre pared for the purpose If arrangements can be made. These will be decorated in such a way as to show the progress of Harrisburg's public improvement development since 1902. The tentative program as outlined by the committee! last evening is as fol lows: The Races v, 100-yard swimming races. 220-yard swimming races. Tilting contest. Tub and umbrella races. Roiyboat races. Canoe races (free for all). Canoe race (for girls or girls and Ooys). Motorboat races. Subcommittees Appointed In the evening there will be a deco rated canoe and boat race, led down the river by a float and a band. Before the finish line is reached an elaborate fireworks display will be provided on the upper end of Hargest's Island. Subcommittees were named last night as follows: Merchants' floats, Messrs. Hoy and Bogar. Canoe and rowboat races, Gilbert M. o\es and Ira Kindler. Decorated boat parade, Thomas M. Kelker and Harry ("Mayor") Berrier. Another meeting of the committee will be held next Thursday evening. GENERAL TRACY NEAR END New York, Aug. 6.—General Ben jamin F. Tracy, Secretary of the Navy when Benjamin Harrison was Presi dent, was at death's door to-day, it was said, sustained alone by his vigor ous vitality. For nine days General Tracy, who is 84 years old, has lain unconscious and without nourishment In any form- After your swim In the ocean, you will be ready for a quiet rest. Then is when you will want your favorite paper, so that you may know what is going on at home. Going on your vacation and read ing strange newspapers is like breaking in a pair of new shoes. Enjoy reading comfort by hav ing the Harrisburg Telegraph mailed to your vacation address. THE WEATHER] For Harrfubarg and vicinity i Un settled weather to-night and Sat urdays not much change in tem perature. For Eastern Pennsylvania t Vnnet tled to-night and Saturday! prob ably showers In north portion) moderate northeast to eaat winds. Hirer The lower Weat Branch and the t'pper North Branch will rtae this afternoon, and to-night and prob ably begin to fall Saturday. The lower North Branch will fall slowly this afternoon and to -1 night and begin to rlae Saturday, i The main river will rise slightly A or remain nearly stationary to m night and Saturday. A stag* of about 7.3 feet la Indicated for Harrisburg Saturday morning. I Heavy rains last night over the I upper portion of the North j Branch started a rapid rise at ' Towanda. There has not yet i been sufflclent rain to cause flood stages. General Conditions The weather continues unsettled In the Lake Region, the Upper Ohio Valley and the Middle Atlantic and New England States and showers have fallen over most of this ter ritory In the laat twenty-four hours, being heaviest over the Saaquehannn waterahed. Temperature I 8 a. m.. 2 p. m., 73. Bum ninesi SiOS a. m.s sets, 7i13 p. m. Mooni New moon, August 10, 5:52 a. m. niver Stare t 9.fl feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather ntghewt temperature, 83. Lowest temperature. US. Mean temperature, 75. Normal temperature, T4 FEAR DEAD ANIMALS MAY BECOME MENACE IN FLOODED SECTION 'State Health Officials at Erie Are j Using Every Means to Prevent Outbreak of Disease STATE POLICE PATROL AREA Newspaper Reporter Shoots Man Alleged to Have Been Seen Looting House Erie, Pa., Aug. 6.—Troopers of the i State Constabulary patrolled the flood I section to-day, enforcing strictly the | regulations of the Pennsylvania Health authorities and the Erie City Council, while increased forces of workers, in [ their search for bodies, went further into the great masses of wreckage. I piled along Mill Creek by Tuesday 1 night's flood. i Sensational rumors of looting dur ! ing the night kept the police busy, and ! early to-day it became known that Guy Fowler, a reporter on the Erie Dispatch, had shot a man who was alleged to have been seen taking articles from a house that had been abandoned by Its occupants. The man was later taken to the Hamat Hos pital where it was said he had been shot in the shoulder, but that his con dition was not serious. Other reports of looting were that a citizen had shot a man in Twelfth street, but the police declared they had been unable to find the wounded man. An order to the constabulary and the police was to "suppress looting with a stern hand, and that all suspected persons were to be taken to police headquarters with out delay." Three hundred additional workmen were placed in the streets with the coming of dawn, and tne piles of demolished buildings were attacked vigorously under the direction of en gineers who have volunteered their services to the city. It was expected [Continued on Page 11.] Pennsylvania Railroad Rushes Commissary Car to Stricken Erie An all-steel commissary car, for service at Erie, was completed at Lucknow shops of the Pennsylvania Railroad yesterday. Following an In spection by the Philadelphia division officials, the car was sent to Erie last night. The car is equipped with stoves, re frigerators, tables and cupboards. It will be used as a big kitcnen. Food will be supplied for the Pennsylvania Railroad employes working In the Hooded district at Erie. At the office of Superintendent Wm. B. McCaleb, of the Philadelphia di vision, it was said the car was ordered for service at Erie. Mr. McCaleb could not say whether flood sufferers would be supplied from this car, or employes only. The car will be in charge of men from the Erie division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The car, which was formerly a bag gage car, is sixty feet in fength, and can be stocked with a large supply of food. It will be placed on a siding at Erie near the flooded district. The car was not stocked in this city, but it is understood a supply or vegetables, meats and other foods were placed on the car at Willlamsport. Susquehanna Valley Suffers Most From Rain No hope of relief from the unusual brand of weather whsch has settled over the eastern half of the country Monday is offered in the daily fore cast of the local weather bureau. While rain fell over all the Middle At lantic, New England, and the Lake States, the Susquehanna Valley suffer ed worst. The crest of the high water is ex pected to reach here to-morrow morning on a stage of seven and three tenth feet. The lower east branch and the upper north branch were still ris ing this afternoon. This morning at 8 o'clock the river had reached a 7.1 foot stage and was rising four-tenths of a foot an hour. There is an excess of rainfall since the first of the month of nearly an inch and a half and for the year of nearly four inches. KRIE FLOOD NOT CAUSED BY BREAKING OF DAM The great flood damage wrought by the storm of Tuesday evening in Erie by Mill Creek has been conclusively shown not to have been caused by the breaking of the Glenwood dam, as has been reported. Theodore E. Seelye, of the firm of Farley Gannett, con sulting engineers, who is making an investigation for the Engineering Rec ord, of New York, reported in a tele gram, received to-day, that the dam is only six feet high, and "had no effect whatever upon the flood, and was not even entirely breached." The tele gram adds that "water Is still going over the spillway." A section of the earthen portion of the structure was washed off of the top, but this cut is less than three feet deep. ELECTRIC LIGHT CO. CONCERT AT RESERVOIR To-night's concert at Reservoir will be given by the Commonwealth Band under the supervision of the Harrisburg Light and Power Com pany. The program which will be gin at 8 and last until 10 o'clock has been prepared by Conductor Fred W. Weber as follows: March—"Are Vou the O'Reilly?"— Emmett Overture "Morning, Noon and Night".—Suppe Intermezzo—"Eleanor" Deppen Selection "Only Girl" Herbert I Waltz—"Ever or Never" Wal- ! deteufel Medley, Overture—"Grand Slam"— ' Wltmark Opus lol—"Humoresque"—Dvorak Love Spell "Oharme D'Armour" —Kendell Descriptive— "Village Life In Olden Times" March—"The Four Jacks" —Losh "Star Spangled Banner." HARRISBURG, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 6, 1915 I WRECKED HOUSE IN ERIE :** •* - ' : • *£*■*■. • -,| -|_ WteECKEO HOUSE IN ERIE. The picture shows a house completely demolished by the cloudburst and flood In Erie, Pa., where twent; seven persons are known to have perished. A militiaman is seen on guard in front of the ruins. The loss is est mated at over $3,000,000. RAGING STORM HITS in COITY Heavy Losses to Corn and To bacco Crops; Marietta Streets Flooded BIG WASH-OUTS REPORTED Lightning Damages Ten Quarry ville Properties; Coleman ville Dam Breaks Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 6.—Lancaster city and county was visited by a heavy rainstorm last evening, the second which resembled a cloudburst in two days and all the country roads were badly washed, making them almost impassable. Farmers suffered consid erable damage by having their crops washed out of the fields and the fruit was beaten from the trees. At Quar rysville lightning struck the homes of David W. Herr and John Canan and badly damaged ten properties. At Colemanville a large dam was washed away and the water covered the tracks of the York Furnace rail way, tying up traffic- on that road. |On the Columbia and Port Deposit railroad a landslide occurred at Buz zards Rock, near Safe Harbor, and a [Continued on Pope o.] Prominent Russian to Talk Before Businessmen | The Chamber of Commerce has ex tended an invitation to Alexander Behr, representative of Russian- American Chamber of Commerce in Petrograd, Russia, who will visit America In the early Fall, to visit Har risburg. At present suclT typical Harrisburg concerns as the Elliot-Fisher Com pany, he Morton Motor Truck Com pany, the Harrisburg Pipe and Pipe Bending Works, the steel companies and other Harrisburg district concerns have or had Russian orders on their ! books. WISE CMVELL FOR COUNTY PUIS! State Board of Charities Represen tatives Here on Tour of Seven teen Eastern Counties Judge Isaac Johnson, of Media, and Bromley Wharton, of Philadelphia, stopped here to-day on a tour of in stitutions under supervision of the State Board of Charities In eastern Pennsylvania. They have covered sev enteen counties, visiting the . homes and smaller hospitals and prisons' in fourteen counties, including Lehigh, Northampton, Luzerne and counties in the Juniata and Susquehanna val leyf- as far west as Juniata county. The tour is the first to be made in several years and is giving the mem bers of the board first-hand infor mation. It is planned to extend the tour to other parts of the State later In the year. The prison and almshouse In Dau phin, Cumberland, Franklin, Perry and other counties in this part of the St&te were visited this week by Assist ant General Agent W. E. McGary and Mrs. E. V. Middleton, special Inspector. The prison here was gone through from top to bottom, some time being spent in it, and Warden Caldwell was complimented on Its condition. POOR OLD BULL MOOSE DISCUSS PARTY'S FUTURE By Associated Press Albary, N. Y., Aug. 6.—Up-state Progressives, most of them county I chairmen, met here to-day to discuss : the future of the party, particularly us | to putting candidates in the field at I the Fall election. It was expected that i between forty and fifty leaders from I various parts of the state would attend the m««ttn*», including G«org» w. I Parkin*, of Naw York. 'DUMPS' THE DUE OF MANY BOROUGH ROADS Pettifogging and Technical En- I tanglements Halts Progress at Many Places PREVENTS NEEDED WORK Penbrook, Paxtang and Camp Hill Highways in Very Bad Condition Borough pettifogging, the raising of | technical, legal and sentimental objec tions to the spirit of improvement, bids fair to prevent much being done this year to remove from some of tHe smaller municipalities about Harris burg the bad' conditions in streets which are parts of the great State villain highway system. It has been said by people who travel about Penn sylvania that they cai, always tell when they enter a borough. The answer is "bumps." People who have taken trips on the highways that radiate from Harris burg like the spokes of * w\ieel, lead ing ultimately to all corners of the Commonwealth, have often wondered that the spirit that lias given the capital such a magnificent system of paved streets did not reach out and stir come of the boroughs to doing likewise, if for nothing more than their own comfort, welrare and safety, jto say nothing of the traveling public. But whenever any such project has arisen, even with the wealthy State standing ready to give aid and the traction companies willing to pay their share, there has bobbed up the man with a spoke to put in the wheel of progress. Legal Obstacles in Way Penbrook is just now struggling with some legal obstacles which may for a while block the long desired im provement of Main street. The State and traction company have not only offered to bear most of the cost, but (Continued on Page B.] APPEAL ID BE MADE TO MEXICAN FACTIOUS ——— • Conference Between Lansing and Pan-American Diplomats in Capital Resumed By Associated Press Washington, Aug. 6.—The confer ence between Secretary Lansing and six Pan-American diplomats whose co-operation was sought by President Wilson in his plan to restore peace in Mexico was continued to-day. No announcement of the conclusions of the series of conferences begun yes terday is looked for until a program has been perfected. The conferees de cline to discuss the proceedings as the conferences- were declared , Informal and confidential. Whatever plan of action is agreed upon will be submitted to all of the P.' n-Amerlcan nations for approval, although It Is understood they already have pledged support to concerted ac tion. It Is considered likely that one of the first results of the ••onference will be a final appeal to all the Mexican factional leaders to accommodate their differences and restore peace. This probably will be sent in a few days and will be intended especially for the Carranza element which ail along has declined to participate in a peace conference. The message to General Carranza will ask that he lay down his arms and join with his adversaries in set ting up a government United State will recognize. It wllf Insist that he answer within a stipulated time. | The character of the final plans i for restoration of tfe&ce depends large ly on Carranzas response. General Villa and other Mexican leaders have I Indicated a willingness to participate la ft peace conference. 'GERMANS ENDEAVOR i 10 ENCIRCLE RUSS Grand Duke Nicholas* Forces Re tire Across Vistula After Destroying Bridges NEW GOVERNOR FOR POLAND Plans For Grand Entry Into War saw and Other Details to Be Arranged Sunday By Associated Press London, Aug. 6, 12.06 P. M.—With the great Russian fortresses of War saw and Ivangorod captured and the fall of Riga, the capital of the Baltic provinces, imminent, the Austro-Ger man onslaught has reached its high tide in the East and the next step will be the German emperor's triumphant entry into the Polish capital. That event Is likely soon ,o be followed by the pronouncement of a united and somiautonomous Poland, embracing not only the territory wrested from the Russians, but the crown land of Gallcla. Meantime the Russian armies are fighting their way backward toward Russia proper, inflicting blows on the invaders wherever possible, trying to force them off the railways running north and south, In order that the ends of the German nippers may not meet and in closing bring disaster to Russian arms. . The position of the army of Grand Duke Nicholas now is a matter of solicitude, as the occupation of War saw is believed to be a prelude to a greater purpose, that of enveloping the retreating forces. Petrograd reports show the grand duke has retired to the right bank of the Vistula both at Warsaw and Ivan gorod, destroying the bridges at both points and contesting the German ad vance across the river. Quick Action Impossible Pack of the t-etiring Russians is the vast morass of Central Poland, with few railways and primitive roads, making virtually impossible a quick movement of guns and supplies; while [Continued on Pojce 11.] GIRL STUBBED 111 BECK WILE ASLEEP Katie Kowich, of South Ninth Street Mysteriously At tacked Katie Kowich, aged 19 years, 903 South Ninth street, was mysteriously | stabbel in the neck early this morn ling while asleep in her bed. The girl !is employed at the Cigar factory In Race street. She was awakened about 4 o'clock with a choking sensation. Blood was running down her neck. The girl called her sister and the wound, which was not very deep, was dressed. Later the girl went to the Harrisburg Hospital. Surgeons who examined the wound says it was made with a knife, which narrowly escaped the Jugular vein.' The police department was notified. Detective Joseph Ibach made an in vestigation, but could not find any clue as to the girl's assailant. No window was found open. The gtrl cannot tell how it happened, nor re call seeing any person in the room. Getting Schools Ready For Opening Sept 6 Practically all arrangements for the opening of the city schools on Tues day, September 7, have been com pleted. Minor repairs to the various build ings have been finished, the usual sup ply of coal placed In the cellars of each and new books and other sup plies distributed. While the annual fchool census has not been completed, indications point to an enrollment that will «xaa«d »tl former records by many hundreds. 16 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT. LANDSLIDE SENDS 6 FREIGHT CARS INTO RIVER; 3 MEN HURT Enola Freight Crew Has Narrow Escape at Cresswell; Engine and 8 "Loadeds" Derailed; Heavy Rains Washed 20 Tons of Dirt to Tracks Engineer Statler in Baltimore Hospital; Total Loss Esti mated at $15,000; Wreck Crew Clears Track at 10 O'clock This Morning Three Harrlsburgers, members of 1 an Enola freight crew, were badly in- < .lured last ntght when an eastbound i freight engine hit a landslide near Cresswell, on the Maryland Division of : the Pennsylvania railroad. The en gine and eight cars were derailed, i Six loaded cars toppled over the em- i bankment into the river. The en gine was turned completely around, i facing the river, but did not topple - over. The injured are: William E. Statler, engineer, 280 Herr street. Collarbone broken Sent to the Mercy Hospital at Balti more. John H. Horning, conductor, 608 Dauphin street. Right leg cut and bruised. Lacerations on the head and arms. Sent to his home. Harry Woods, brakeman, 308 Kel ker street. Injured on the legs. Cuts on head and face. Sent to his home. Cresswell Is five miles south of Col umbia. The eastbound freight, drawn Jby engine No. 33, reached that sta Wanderlust Seizes Boy; Sees World as Far as Reading With $5 Seized, he said, with tne wanderlust, Paul B. Weaver, aged 15, of 1721 Hun ter street, sold a new 530 bicycle foi ls and started to see the world Wed nesday night. He returned home to day at noon. The lad told his mother that he could not resist the call and reached Heading where his funds started to dwindle at such a rapid rate that he thought it advisable to return home. BRUM E BOOSTERS TO MEF/T Residents of the Hill who are advo cating a new bridge across the railroad at Walnut street will hold a meeting In Schwab's Hall. Thirteenth and Market streets, this evening. DR. WARPIELD NEW WILSON COLLEGE HEAD Dr. , Ethelbert Dudley Warfield, P. H. D., D. D., ant L. L. D.; former president of Lafayette College, was to-da) elected president of Wilson College, Chambersburg, by th Board of Trustees at a meeting in the Commonwealth Hotel Dr. Warfield succeeds Dr. Anna McCaig who resigned seven, months ago. Justice John Stewart of the Supreme Court c Pennsylvania was chairman of the committee who recom mended the election of Dr. Warfield. Dr. Warfield has been practicing law in Los Angeles, Cal. FLORIDA MOB LYNCHES NEGRO Trilby, Fla., Aug. 6.—A mob attacked the jail at Dade City late last night, overpowered the jailor and lynched Will Leach, a negro charged with attacking a white girl MEXICAN OUTLAWS RAID U. S. VILLAGE Brownsville, Tex., Aug: 6. Mexican outlaws to-day raided the village of Sebastian, thirty-seven miles north of here, killing a man and a woman. United States cavalry men from licrlingcn, twelve miles distant, have gone to Sebastian. BRITISH STEAMSHIP SUNK Queenstown, Aug. 6, 4.32 P. M.—The British steamship Midland Queen, which sailed from Sydney, C. 8., July 21, for Glasgow, was sunk on Tuesday last. The crew of twenty two and the chief officer's wife and child were rescued after being seventy-two hours in an open boat. TWO BOYS DROWNED SHOOTING DAM Hanover, Pa., Aug. 6.—When their canoe overturned as they were shooting the-breast of the Walthon dam in the Conewago, four miles east of New Oxford, this morning Robert Gitt and William Smuck, sons of prominent residents of this place were drowned. Robert Gerhart, the third mem ber of the party, who were returning from a camping trip thought the water was too high and walked around the dam. Reading, Pa., Aug. 6.—At Shanesville, Berks county. Earl D. Reppert, aged six years, fell into a creek to-day am drowned. New York, Aug. 6.—General BenjaminF; Tracy* whe was President Harrison's Secretary of the Wavy, died c paralysis to-day. MARRIAGE LICENSES roul Salads 7 Favorite, Wtrnlanban, and Edith Vena Stone, attr. John FraaldSn Gracfl, Lrkena, and Mabel Amelia Otau, city, John H. Bubb and Ada M. Beach ler, MldAlrtown. Lewie LH Weata and Marx lailtk Kiaaer, PUUbura, tion about 11 o'clock. The landslidl was 300 yards east of the station, about 20 tons of earth had fallen ovei the tracks. Into tills pile of dirt and stone the engine crashed. Engineer Statler jumped when the engine turned, striking his shoulder against a rock. Conductor Horning was en route to the engine when the accident occurred. He was thrown off when one of the cars turned over the embankment. Brakeman Woods was injured in a similar manner. As soon as wreck crews arrived from Columbia, Engineer Statler was sent to Baltimore. The other injured trainmen were sent home. The cars which went over the embankment were loaded with general merchan dise . The river is not very deep at this point, and while much of the mer chandise was damaged, the total loss to the railroad company, it is said, will not reach more than $ 15,000 accord ing to an estimate given to-day. The tracks were cleared by o'clock this morning and traffic resumed. Girls Quit McCormick's Island Camp; Miss Little i > Leaves; Boys There Now ! Another successful municipal summer - camp for the girls of the city was closed >' on McCormick's Island yesterday, when Miss Ruth Little, the girls' instructor, who came on here from the Sargent . Girls' camp. In New Hampshire, left ? for Philadelphia. 1 Simultaneously with the departure of 0 the girls the boys went into camp, e Twenty-two boys comprised the first group to go under canvas on the island. Bathing at the Seneca street bath house has been forbidden by the Pt.-k Department because of the high water. . The order applies particularly to the * girls, who have been accustomed to get swimming instruction there, but the ™ recent rains have swelled the stream 1 to such a point as to make it unsafu for the small ladies to take a chance.