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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 186 WILSON AND LANSING IN CONFERENCE ON MEXICAN SITUATION President Returns to Washington to Discuss Plans For Ending Trouble in Republic APPEAL WILL BE DELAYED Note Will Not Be Forwarded to Various Factions Today as Was Announced Washington. Aug. 12-—General Villa has informed the United States government that he is will ing to sign n truce of three months or more duration with his oppo nents during which time a peace conference sluill be held. By Associated Press Washington. Aug. 12. President Wilson and Secretary Lansing con ferred at length to-day on the Mexican situation. Details of yesterday's con ference in New York of the Latin- American diplomats were given to the President by the Secretary of State. Just before Mr. Lansing went to the White House he announced that the appeal to the factions and leaders in Mexico will not be sent to-day as ar rangements for its transmission by telegraph and mall to remote parts of Mexico are not complete. The com munffeation has befcn finished and sign ed and it has b£en approved by the President. State Department officials were preparing to-day the list of gov ernors and generals to whom the ap peal Is to be sent in the hope that the petition will have widespread effect on public opinion In Mexico. To Influence Mexicans With the return of the President it was again reiterated that the inter- American peace plan does not con template in any way the use of force or the Impairment of Mexico's sover eignty of interference In her domes tic affairs. The purpose of the appeal is to influence the Mexicans them selves to hold a peace convention and the -government created by that ac tion will be accorded recognition whether or not the acquiescence of all the factions Is obtained. The sending of battleships to Vera Cruz and other movements that may follow are described officially as pre - [Continued on Page B.] ELECT PRESIDENT TO-DAY By Associated Press Port au Prince, Haiti. Aug. 12.—A president of Haiti, in succession to the late President Guillaume, who was kiiled recently In the revolution under the leadership of Dr. Rosalvo Bobo. Is to be elected to-day by the national assembly. ENGINEER FATALLY HURT By Associated Press Greensburg, Pa., Aug. 12. En gineer E. O. Hepsley. aged 50, was fatally hurt when a local pasenger train on the Pennsylvania railroad sideswiped a freight car late last night at Jeanette, near here. More than a score of passengers suffered from shock but none were seriously hurt. Hepsley died early to-day from the in juries. BARON ACCEPTS PORTFOLIO By Associated Press Toklo, Aug. 12. Baron Klkujlro Tshll, Japanese Ambassador to France, has acepted the foreign portfolio in the new cabinet of Premier Count Okuma. Baron Tshll replaces Count Okuma, who assumed the foreign ministry temporarily on account of the declination of Takaakl Kato. Vacation season is at its height Rest and recreation will not be complete unless you have all the news from home daily. Your favorite newspaper, The Harrlsburg Telegraph, will fill the gap. The cost is the same as when you are home, six cents a week. Call The Circulation Depart ment or drop a postal. THE WEATHER For Harrlahurg and vlrlnltrt I'n aettled uratker with nhoYvrra thin afternoon and probably to night and Frldari not much change In temperature. For EaKtern Pennsylvaniai Vnaet tled to-night and Friday, prob ably ihowrtii moderate southeast to south winds. River . The Susquehanna river and Its principal branches will probably fall slowly or remain nearly sta tionary to-night and rise Friday, as a result of the central rain Indicated for the watershed with in the «e*t thlrty-alx hours. \ stage of about 5.3 feet Is Indi cated for Harrlaburg, Friday morning. General Conditions The moderate storm from the Southwest haa continued to move northeastward and la now cen tral over Southern . Michigan. It has canaed moderately heavy ' I showers In the last twenty-four hours over much of the country east of the Mississippi river. Temperatures ft a. m., TOi 2 p. m., no. Sunt Rises, 5i14 a. M.i sets, 7:00 p. m. Mooni >ew moon, first quarter. Angust 17, »i! 7 p. m. River Stage 1 ft.B feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, 79. Lowest temperature, <l4. Mean temperature, 72. Normal temperature, 73. >• LOIR LIGHTS MAY OE BURNING ALONG RIVER WALL SEPT. 23 Council and Electric Co. Consider ing Plan to Provide 54 Stan dards on Water Front ORDINANCE NEXT TUESDAY More Lights in North Second Street to State and in Park From Hahiilton to Maclay Lower lights will be burning along the entire length of the city's river front wall during Harrisburg's big public improvement celebration in September if a plan now being consid ered by the councilmen as suggested by the electric light company can be worked out successfully. Electric standards in North Second street as far as State and additional standards in the River Park from Hamilton to Maclay are Included in the new lighting scheme. If the plan meets with Council's ap proval, an ordinance covering the pro posed improvement will likely bn offered at Tuesday's meeting of the City Commissioners. The Plan The plan as suggested by the Harris burg Light and Power Company, it Is understood, provides for the installa tion of fifty-four of the 108 electric standard lights on the wall, twenty [Continued on Page 7.] NORTH FRONT STREET VIEWERS JN SESSION Submit Tentative Schedule of Benefits and Damages Incident to Opening of Street What benefits and damages should be assessed against properties abutting In North Front street from Hamilton tq Maclay street incident to the formal opening of the highway by the city was submitted to-day by the board of viewers in a tentative schedule. Whether or not there will be radical changes before the viewers make their report to the Dauphin county court in September depends largely upon the new phase of the assessment problem presented to the board by ex-Judge M. W. Jacobs, counsel for Dr. J. R. Moffltt. In making up the schedule submit ted, the viewers charged againsi all (Continued on Page ».) St. Swithin's Batting 'Way, 'Way Above .300; Rain Tomorrow, Too ,P.ain again to-day helped out old St. Swithin, who has an almost per fect baiting average for the forty-day period beginning July 15. So far this month rain has fallen every day but two and the weather man predicts un settled weather for to-morrow with probable showers. At 2 o'clock this afternoon the temperature was 69 de grees and* cooler weatner is expected to-morrow. To-day is a record breaker of the 6 4 days of rain between April 1 an<} Sep tember 1. The average number of rainy days between thees two dates has been 64. but so far this year from April 1 to date, rain fell on 66 days. War Department Asks About Factories' Output By Associated Press Washington, D. C., Aug. 12. An nouncement that the War Depart ment had asked American manufac turers of war munitions for data as to their facilities for furnishing supplies in the event of an emergency, led to some speculation here to-day, although officials explained that the action was in accordance with the usual practice both in normal times as well as in war. The announcement declared emphatic ally that no of war sup plies was contemplated at present. Jews in Germany Make Appeal to Americans By Associated Press Berlin. Aug. 12 (by wireless to Say ville). —Tlie following was given out for publication to-day by the Overseas News Agency: "The Association of Jews in Ger many has issued a dramatic appeal to .Vmerica, drafted by Dr. Devi, a rabbi, for distribution in neutral countries. The appeal, based on the fact that American shells are thrown by Rus sians In Polish towns believed to har bor Germans, says: " 'Kurope stands in flames. Across the ocean America alone lives at peace. She hears not the thunder of cannon. A fruitful rain.of gold is falling on a land enjoying golden peace. "'We cry out to America: Thou sands of thy most loyal and Industrious citizens come from towns being de stroyed by the shells which thou art sending. Instead of gifts of money once sent hack to childhood homes from I/iban to Lemberg. Thou sendest Iron shells to supply the army of the czar. Thou giveat iron for gold, death for life. Th<* children are murdering their parents. America, thou hast peace. Thou art not fighting for existence. We implore thee to listen to this ap peal'." ROTARY CTiUB OUTING AUG. 20 The Harrlsburg Rotary Club will hold a family outing at Hershey Park on Friday, August 20, with dinner in the evening at Hershey cafe. There will be a program of sports and amuse ments In the ODen air if the day be fair and inside if it should rain. J HARRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 12, 1915. "LET >ER RAIN!" SHOUT THOUSANDS WHO SCAMPER OFF TO THE GROCERS' PICNIC ' «f [1 | pk«nH W& H I BK iSp <_ -..k ■ ?--- - ■■-'■■■■ t———— i , ~ -, - ■ Just a few score of the many hundreds who were left at the Philadelphia and Reading station this morn ing after two sections had pulled out of the station for Hershey Park where the annual picnic of the city's grocerymen is being held to-day. Thirty-three coaches carried the thousands to the park. Thirty-three Coaches Carry Throngs to Hershey Park; Races and Athletic Events Feature the Morning; Jitney Race Big Stunt This Afternoon ;West End and Hill Grocerymen Play Ball; Nearly All Stores Closed Today Threatening skies and even rain shortly after 8 o'clock this morning did not keep away the thousands of picnickers from this city who left In three special trains for the retail gro cers' annual outing at Hershey Park. Unkind remarks were heard on all sides about the weatherman but the people just took their umbrellas and raincoats along and said, "Let 'er rain!" . More than three thousand left this mornirtfc at the Philadelphia and Reading station In thirty-three CITY'S COLORED PROVIDE FORMAL ENTRANCE TO 121H STREET An attractive formal entrance to the Twelfth street playgrounds Is to be provided by the colored residents of the city as a memorial to Dr. William Harrison Jones, a well-known negro p'hysiclan of this city. The entrance wilt be laid out much like the vestibule of a house except that there will be brick columns at the gateway with a square enclosure in side. Hedges will be fence in the entrance square and benches will be placed inside. In the center of the tiny plaza a handsoijie concrete "bub bler" fountain will be Installed. Several months ago a number of the more influential of the colored resi dents of the city raised a subscription fund with which to obtain a memorial LIGHTER WINS IN FINAL TEIIS ROUND Defeats Polleck in Gruelling Con test; to Challenge McCreath For Title E. Leßoy Lightner won the city tennis tournament championship for 1915 yesterday after the most gruelling contest ever seen on Reservoir Park 'courts. Lightner defeated "Charlie" Polleck, a Te<Mi High youngster, who recently broke into the game. Five sets were necessary to decide the honors. In the [Continued on Pajrc 7] Concert at Reservoir Tomorrow Night—lF! If the weather man will let up his efforts with the sprinkling can for a while to-morrow evening, the Muni cipal Band will give a concert at Res ervoir Park. Under the direction of Conductor Frank Blumenstein. the following program will be presented: Part I—March, Fairest of the Fair, J. P. Sousa; overture, "Orpheus." J. Offenbach; valse. Geraldine, Harry Lodge; selection. Sari, E. Kalman; bal let music, Nos. 1-5 from "Faust," Ch. Gounod.' Part 2—March, Old Berks, M. A. Alt house; overture, Lustspiel, Keler Bela: dance, La Zingana, C. Bohne; grand fant&sle, International Congress, J. P. Sousa. MAIL FOR RUSSIA JETTISONED By Associated Press Bergen. Norway, Aug. 11. The Norwegian steamer Iris, when an hour out from this port was held up by a German submarine and noarded by an officer and seamen from the under water craft. According to passengers on the Iris the parcel matter destined for Russia which the steamer carried, was jettisoned. The mall for Scandi navian points was not disturbed. coaches divided into three sections. At 1:15 this afternoon many hundreds more left on another special train of thirteen coaches. The committee Is positive that if the water can hadn't been upset in Heaven this morning, at least 7,000 person* from this city and the nearby towns would have taken the trip. However, the crowd about equaled the record one of last summer. Races and athletic contests started [Contlnncd on Page 12.] to Dr. Jones. Because of its popular ity with the negro children the Twelfth street playgrounds was selected as a site for the tribute and the matter was submitted to City Commissioner M. Harvey Taylor, superintendent of parks and public property. Trough Mr. Taylor's efforts a hand some concrete fountain was designed but after estimates as to the probable cost of installation were obtained It was discovered that a nice balance would remain. After consultation with those who boosted the Jones me morial fund Mr. Taylor suggested that a memorial on a more extensive scale be provided and at his suggestion the colored residents agreed to the con struction of a formal entrance. FOUR PERSONS KILLED WHEN TRAINS COLLIDE Score of Passengers on Special Train Injured in Wreck in Ohio By Associated Press Columbus, 0., Aug. 12.—Four per sons were killed and more than a score were Injured, some of them seriously early to-day when a heavily loaded fright train crashed Into a spe cial train bearing a party of members of the Knights of Pythias Longe of Mt. Sterling, 0., many of them accom panied by their wives or other mem bers of their families. The accident occurred at Orient station on the Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern railroad. One of the Old Landmarks of Harrisburg Changes Hands S. Friedman, real estate agent, has sold to W. Jennings, the property 113 Market street, which has a very in teresting history. The property was owned at one time or another by the leading families of the city, and no less a person than the founder of the city himself, John Harris, was at one time controlling its interests. Among the leading families who possessed the property are the McLays, Greggs, Elders, Fagers, Baileys, Westcott, Lee, Geiger and Ingram, who was for many years county superintendent of schools. The Interest of the latter was vested in his grandson, John Geiger Ingram, who sold the same to Luther Mlnter.last .November. The stand was known for many years as the Dlckert's restaurant which is con tinued under npw -management. Mr. Jennings has not made known his dis position of the property, but It likely will be continued, .as a family hotel. Mr. Friedman yesterday handled a number of deeds written upon parch ment. The price of the properties was expressed in poupdß and shilling*, ster ling. ; ITHLIANS SUCCEED IN HOLDING POSITIONS Frequent Austrian Attacks, Ac cording to Advices, Have Been Futile Berlin reports a French airship raid | of Hweibruecken and St. Inghert to jthe northeast of Nancy in which eight persons were killed by homps dropped I from aeroplanes: " The property djtm j age Is said to have been small. Saaxhruecken, In the same section, ! was bombarded by French airships last Monday. Frequent Austrian attacks on the (Continued on Page 9.) Egg Message Answered; 200 Letters For Girl Stroudsburg, Pa., Aug. 12. Unless Sadie S. Smith, the' "lonely girl," calls for the 200, or more letters awaiting her at the Stroudsburg post office, Postmaster Decker will make applica tion for an enlargement of the office. Sadie wrote a message on an egg stating that she was lonely on the farm and then placed It with the other eggs being prepared for shipment. This particular egg fell into the hands of a clerk in a grocery store at Wil mington, Del., and Immediately his heart yearned for lonely Sadie. So did the hearts of others, else there would not now be 200 letters waiting for )ier at the local office. French Aviators Drop Bombs, Killing 8 Persons By Associated Press London, Aug. 12, 12.18 p. m.—Wlre i lest; dispatch received here to-day from llorlin .says that French aviators drop pod bombs on Zweibruocken, Tsank and In«l»ort, killing or wounding sev eral civilians. The property damage was small, Klght persons were killed by bombs dropped from the aeroplanes. Begin Work on Gap in Wall on Monday Work will be started Monday on the closing of the gap in the river front wall at Market street, according to announcement made late this after noon at the offices of the Board of Public Works. Stucker Brothers, the contractors, conferred with J. D. Justin, the prin ; cipal engineer this morning, and ar ranged to start work immediately. ' Materials and equipment will be mov-1 ed to the river front so that Job can > be hurried with all speed as It is pro- I posed to finish it in time for the Sep- ! tember improvement celebration. A warrant for the award on the inter- Iceptor due W. H. Opperman and! Company wth drawn to-day. ; Joel D. Justin, engineer in charge; of all Harrisburg's public improve ment work since July 1912, resigned this afternoon. His work is practi cally finished. He will leave about August 25 or September 1 for north western Wisconsin where he will be In charge of a gigantic hydro-electric op eration. This includes the erection of dams, reservoirs and power houses and will require about three years to | complete. The whole operation will mean an expenditure of about 52,- 000,000. 4,000 WANT TRANSPORTATION Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 12. Pour thousand Italian reservists from the Pittsburgh district are said to have applied ,to the Italian vice-consulate for transportation to. Italy in order that they may join their regiments. 12 PAGES CITY TO BE BRANCH OF FOREIGN TRADE BUREAU OF U. S. A. Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce to Get Data Same Day as New York URGES SPANISH IN SCHOOLS Stanley H. Rose Declares Such a Course Should Be Com pulsory "Plans are under way to place In Harrlsburg a branch office of the foreign trade bureau of the United States Department of Commerce," said Stanley H. Rose, commercial agent of the Department, to-day before the members of the Chamber of Commerce at luncheon In the Harrisburg Club. The announcement was greeted with applause. "So much interest has been manifested in foreign trade by the manufactures of Harrisburg that the plans are now being made through the secretary of the chamber to give this city Its Information from-Washington on the same dates as mat sent to the branch office for the east in New York." said Mr. Rose. Another point made by Mr. Rose in his very instructive and interesting ad dress was that a knowledge of Spanish is vital to our trade interests in South and Central America. He advocated the compulsory course in that lan guage for the public schools. President Henderson Gilbert asked George P. Watt, president of the Eliott-Fisher Typewriter Company, who is an acknowledged authority on foreign trade, to introduce the speaker and in doing so Mr. Watt took occasion to warn members against indiscrimin [Continued on Page B.] Battle on Line Toward Russ Capital Is Near By Associated Press London, Aug. 12, 12.37 p. m.—The Baltic flank of the German armies un der Field Marshal Von Hindenburg has virtually attained the banks of the river Dvina, between Riga and Dvinsk, with Petrograd less than 300 miles away in a direct line. Thence southward the line sweeps west with the Russian fortress of Kovno still holding out, but next week may see a great battle on the road to ward the Russian capital. h n H <»<ywP First game—Karrisburg, 0-2- ; Providence, 6-9-0. 3 Steeltcn. The Steclton. police and officers connect f know nothing of a £ ® port that 100 armed foreigners early this morning gave chase J 1 to the "hatchet fiend" who has terrorized Steelton, as he was A » seen ne 3 Mohn street. T QJARTERMASTER CAPTAIN KILLED f I Fort Sill, Okla., Aug. 12. Quartermaster Capt< ? George H. Knox, of the First Aero Squadron, U. S. A., was 8 killed and Lieutenant R. B. Sutton, his aid, probably was J fatally injured to-day when an aeroplane in which they J were flying fell five hundred feet. The squadron had just 1 been transferred from Cali j .COMPARES T. R. TO BISMARK J in J | ' I 1 i \ DARTIGUENAVE ELECTED PRESIDENT < Port au Prince, Aug. 12. General Dartiguenave was to-day elected president of Haitien republic by the national « ® assembly. Calm prevails. | ARREST SUSPECTED AUTO THIEF 1 l Reading, Pa., Aug. 12. The State police arrested as ? suspect in one of Reading's suburbs late last night, Walter I Nusser, 38 years old. It is believed by the authorities tha i F he is one of three atotomobile thieves, who have spread terror throughout the county. Nusser is a near relative of Abe I Buzzard, the famous Welsh mountain outlaw. f THREE MEXICANS KIII , > Brownsville, Texas, Aug. 12. Three more Mexic ! ' outlaws were to-day added to thfc list of killed in battle near j L ■ Hidalgo'county. It was not reported whether ' t soldiers, county officers or rangers were in the fight. I Coluynbus. 0., Aug. 12.—With the death this afternoon ' of two victims the total dead from the wreck near here I early to-day,- was increased to six. Several others of the in- 't jured were reported in a critical condition. ——— : i a ► 1 MARRIAGE UCENSES , Elian Nation, Steelton, and Elisabeth Schmidt, city. , Harry Lota, Jr., and Marguerite Cecelia Schlndle, city. I ; W"ii W>"i W»»»»wf | • POSTSCRIPT. LOCAL MILLS HAVE ENORMOUS CAPACITY FOB WAR MATERIALS Ordnance Dept. of U. S. Govern ment Asking For Detailed Data on Equipment SHRAPNEL AT PIPE WORKS Steel Plate For Battleships at Cen tral; Bars For Shells at Steelton Officials at the Harrisburg Pipe Rending Works, Central Iron and Steel Company and the Pennsylvania Steel Company offices said this morning that as yet they are awaiting the letter of inquiry sent out by the United States government, asking for the capacity of plants throughout the country that can manufacture war munitions. The data is being sought so that the Ordnance Department will know the capacity of the manufacturing plants throughout the country and th« local plants are included in the list of mills which will be asked for detailed information. W. T. Hildrup, Jr., secretary, treas urer and general manager at the Har risburg Pipe and Pipe Bending Works, where government orders for shrap nel cases have been filled, said that he was sure* the shops could turn out at least 2,500 shrapnel cases daily, made in the smaller sizes, for the government. Air cylinders used to equip submarines can also be manu factured at th elocal plant. Steel Plating at Central Iron Robert H. Irons, general superinten dent at the Central Iron and Steel Company, said that although shrapnel cases and explosive shells are not made there, steel plating and boiler steel for making battleships, torpedo de [Contlnued on Pajre 7] Big Chorus Is Getting Ready For Hershey Concert Music for the concert of the Har risburg Evangelistic Chorus to be held In the big auditorium at Hershey on Lab,or Day, has been received, an nounced Professor C. F. Clippinger, and a big rehearsal will be held to j morrow evening at 8 o'clock In Ridge I Avenue Methodist Episcopal church. 1 Detailed plans for the concert will be announced at this rehearsal.