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Germany Carries Forward Plans to Drive Three Wedges Into Russian Defensive
HARRISBTJRG TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 203 * GERMANY ACCEPTS PRINCIPLE TO NOTIFY SHIPS BEFORE Count Von Bernstorff Hurries From New York to Wash ington to Give Latest In formation to Secretary of State Lansing STATEMENT WILL BE REDUCED TO WRITING Situation Eased Greatly as Result of Latest Develop ment Is Belief of High Gov ernment Officials in Wash ington By Associated Press Washington, Sept. I.—Germany has accepted the declarations of the United States in the submarine warfare con troversy. Count Von Bernstorff, the German Ambassador, gave oral and written assurances to Secretary Lan sing that no more passenger ships will be sunk without warning. After a conference at the State De partment Ambassador Von Bernstorff sent Secretary Lansing this letter: "My Dear Mr. Secretary: With reference to our conversation of this morning I beg to inform you that my Instructions concerning our answer to your last I.usitanla note contains the following pas sage: LINERS WILL NOT BE SI NK BY OUR SUBMARINES WITH OUT WARNING AND WITHOUT SAFETY FOR THE LIVES OF NONCOMBATANTS, PROVIDED THAT THE LINERS DO NOT TRT TO ESCAPE OR OFFER RESISTANCE. Although I know that you tlo not wish to discuss the I.usitania ques tion till the Arabic incident has been definitely and satisfactorily settled, I desire to Inform you of tlie above because this policy of my government was decided on before the Arabic Incident occur red. I have no objection to your making any use you may please of the above information. I remain, my dear Mr. Lan sing, A ery sincerely yours. J. BERNSTORFF. In connection with the letter, Sec retary Lansing made the following statement: "In view of the clearness of the fore (Contlnucd on Page 9.) Robbers Try to Enter Two Sixth St. Houses An unsuccessful attempt was made Inst night by robbers to enter the homes of Frank E. Musser, photogra pher, and Charles F. Spicer. treasurer of the I>. Bacon Company, who reside at 702 and "04 North Sixth street, re spectively. A member of the Spicer family heard a noise on the balcony. On looking out one man was seen workinn on a rear shutter at the Musser home and another was climbing over the balcony of the Spicer residence. A neighbor in the rear of the Musser home also saw the men. The alarm was given and the robbers were frightened away. Mr. Musser. who returned soon after, was notified and he made an in vestigation. He found nothing missing. 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 Harrisburg Telegraph, will fin 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 Hnrrlshurir and vicinityi Knlr, ' continued cool to-nlKbt anil TliurKriay. For Knutrtn I'eiinaylvanlnt l-'alr weather to-nliclit and Tliurnclavi ™ fri-xli uorthon»f wind*. River The SuHqiiehanna river imil It* brunches Mill fall olowly. A utatce of about 4..*> feet la Indicat ed for Harrlaburg Thursday morning. General Conditions Under the Influence of the area of hlah barometric pressure tbiit covers nearly all the territory east of the Rocky Mountains, with Its crest over the Ipper Suaqaehnnna Valley, fair weather has prevailed, except In the At luutlc States from Virginia southward, where llsht to mod erate rains have fallen. The dis turbance In Western Canada has lost strength. Temperature* 8 a. m., 56. Sun! Rises, 5:33 a. m.| sets, 0:38 p. m. Moon I Rises, 10:25 p. m. River Stages 4.7 feet above low wster mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, OH. I.onest temperature, 55. Mean temperature, 82. A'ormal temperature, Off |' BRIDGE REPORTED BLOWN UP Br BRITISH SUBMARINE v— _ / e*/oo£. " ' '' - - - • •'" J <-■ J' ,s re P° r ted <h ft t a British submarine has blown up a portion of the famous Galata bridge, which spans the Uolden Horn at its point of Junction with the Bosphorus, and connects titamboul and Galata, two of the most im portant sections of Constantinople. To reach the bridge the submarines must have come through the Sea of Marmora and the western end of the Bosphorus, sailing completely around Stamboul and entering the very heart of the waterway. GERMS CUV ON NEW PUN IN RUSSIII Three Wedges Are Slowly Being Driven Into Defensive Lines RIGA IS ALMOST ISOLATED | Rain of Shells From French Guns Pours Into German Trenches in )&esT By Associated Press London, Sept. 1, 11:45 a. m.—Ger many's plan for driving three wedges into the Russian defensive lines is being carried forward, but not with j the same speed as marked the sweep, over Poland. Riga is almost Isolated, and unless the Russians soon throw heavy forces against Von Hinden burg's exposed flank this port must fall Into the hands of the invaders. Although this northerly attack seems to have been checked for the moment, the Russians have been unable to de velop a counter offensive in that region comparable with their activities in East Galicia, where on the river (Continued on Page 9.) m . Japan May Help Russ in Forcing Dardanelles By Associated Press Paris, Sept. I.—What appears to be an intimation tlint Japan may co operate in the campaign to force the Dardanelles, is contained in an inter -1 view with Baron llayashi, Japanese Amhassador to Italy, sent to the Petit Parisien by its Rome correspondent. "I cannot say much about that." the baron is quoted as saying in reply to a question regarding the Dardanelles, "for we must not allow our enemies to prollt by information about the movements of troops." Discussing the pan Japan has play ed In the war the ambassador said: "We have not ceased to collaborate with our allies to the extent assigned to us. The world will he astonished when it knows what we liaTC done, what we are doing and what we are willing to do. The Russians are near- I est to its and we can lie most useful |to them. Rest assured it is the great < est desire of Japan to assist every day | in the sacred cause of civilization." Unbelievable Prosperity Is Prediction of Bankers By Asseciated Press Chicago. Sept. I.—Bankers passing through Chicago to-day to attend the annual convention of the American Hankers' Asso<iatloii at Seattle, pre dicted that an nlmost unbelievable prosperity Is rushing on the nation. "When the hank reserves which are greater now than they have ever been in the history of the country are dis tributed the nation will enjoy almost unlH-lievable prosperity." said William A. law, of Philadelphia, president of the American Bankers' Association. "The volume of money on hand Is so great that it cannot ilnd a natural out let. The movement of the tremendous crops, with the attendant financial ac tivity. will still further increase the hank reserves." > Mr. Law attributed the present state of business to the upset conditions pre vailing in international trade relations and to a wave of economy. Millersburg Motorists Whiz on Through City More than twenty members of the | Mlllersburic Motor Club passed through the city this morning on their way to Hershey Park, where the day was spent in races and contests. H. H. Hoy, sec- I retary, had planned to have the ma | chines In the run, park In Market j Square this morning, but berause they I lost nearly an hour up alons: the river, where roads are being repaired, they went whlzzinir straight on through the i-clty. HARRISBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 1, 1915 CITY UNDER-POLICED DECLARES HUTCHISON Comments on Escape of Murderer of Mrs. Albright and of Mrs. DeVerter's Assailants NEED MORE PATROLMEN Says Present Force Is Efficient, but Is Hampered by Lack of Men Harrisburg's need for more ade quate police protection, particularly a greater number of patrolmen, was pointed out to-day by Colonel Joseph B. Hutchison, Chief of Police. Within recent months the police have been baffled by a series of bur glaries and robberies in various parts! of the city, ranging from petty house breaking to the startling affair Mon day night when Mrs. William DeVer ('Continued on Page 9.) i VALUE OF ENGLISH MONEY DROPS IGI Effect of Great Decline Since Yes terday Was Paralysis of Foreign Markets By Associated Press ' New York, Sept. I.—English money, alreadj depreciated to figures without parallel in the history of finance, took another phenomenal drop to-day. The pound sterling sold down within the first hour of dealings to $4.50, a break of SV» cents over night and a down ward plunge of 11 cents within two days. • The drop caused the gravest anxiety as to its possible effect on American exports, now at top figures. Continued and unchecked depreciation, it was thought, would affect tens of thou sands of American workmen, possibly by ultimately closing down factories now supplying Great Britain with commodities. This effect was In perspective, in the minds of some of the leading bankers of New York. Before that could happen. It was explained, there would have to be cancellation or cur tailment of foreign orders to Ameri can producers, at present totaling hun dreds of millions of dollars, and great diminution in the value of new orders. Both the latter contingencies were expected, it was said, in case sterling should go much lower. The immediate effect of the great drop since yesterday's close was the virtual paralysis of the foreign ex change markets. A torrent of bills poured into the offices of international bankers horct, but in the chaotic condition of the market there were few actual trans actions. Fear, amounting almost to conviction, that sterling would go much lower yet. checked trade and held the big factors in New York's international money markets appre hensive and awaiting the day's de velopments. There seemed little doubt that buy er* in Great Britain would soon refuse to bear the heavy burden of exchange. ST.\TT'K OV ,11'PITFR IS FOUXI) IX CITY OF CYRENE By Associated Press Rome, Aug. 81, via Paris, Sept. I. Important archaeological discoveries have been made at the site of the an cient city of Cyrene, in the Barca re gion. Africa. These include a large statue of Jupiter which is said to be eoual in artistic value to the famous statue of Alexander the Great, dis covered at the same place last year. SKELETONS OF F4'S VICTIMS ARE FOUND Naval Officials Entertain Little Hope of Identifying Dead SUBMARINE WAS DEFECTIVE All Vessels of F Class Reported to Be Faulty by Investiga tors By Associated Press Honolulu, Sept. 1. Naval officials In charge of the wrecked United States i submarine F4, indicated to-day that | there was scant hope of establishing the identities of the 21 remaining bod ies still held In the aft-compartment of the vessel. The bodies, of which little is left ex cept bare skeletons, were located last night, mixed with the debris of the (Continued on Page 0.) !GEN. DRDZCB SHOT 7 KILLED mm Trouble Feared Along Border For Supporters May Try to Avenge His Death By Associated Press Sierra Blanca. Texas, Sept. I.—Men of the Big Bend country in the vicin ity of the boundary line of El Paso and Culberson counties were under arms to-day for fear of reprisals by General Pascual Orozco's organization ' of "colorados" as a result of the kill ing of the noted Mexican leader by United States soldiers and Texas Rang ers on Monday. Appeal was made for more military protection. It was believed that the followers of Eduardo Salinas, now at Bosque Bonito, were connected with Orozco's plans and might attempt to avenge his death. From the reports American authorl j ties formed the theory that Orozco i was trying to brtns to a focus an or | ganized Invasion of Texas upon a large scale under the name of the Nation alist party. Into this party were to bo drawn malcontents of all factions. This party eventually was to align with Carranza and not Huerta in the e\ent of Oarranza's refusal to accept the A. B. C. plan for a peace confer ence of Mexican leaders, according to reports. The story of the 2 4-hour man hunt which ended in the death of General Orozco in the Green river canyon, be tween the Ragle and the Lonesome mountains, Monday, reads like a page from a border romance. The chase was through the wildest part of the Big Bend country. Twenty-four ranch owners, cowboys, customs house offl- I clals and troopers of the Thirteenth Cavalry participated. THE GAMES TODAY BY INNINGS AT ISLAND PARK (SEE STORY OF FIRST GAME ON SPORT PAGE) FIRST GAME 123456 789 10 RHE Toronto.. pirnnnpiPiuifißß 02323 Harrisburg BQQQQIEQBBHH BOIES SECOND GAME Toronto .. EMlHimi ■■■ Harrisburg □■■■■■■■■■ ■■■ 11.000 WILL ENROLL 111 curs SCHOOLS Thousand Will Enter Central and 400 Odd Will Go to Tech High SHIMMELL BUILDING READY Will Relieve Congestion on Hill; Many New Faces on Teaching Staff More than 11,000 students are ex pected to enroll next Tuesday, the opening day of the city public schools, not including the children who will be admitted for their first year of school. About 1,000 of the total number of j pupils will enter Central High school j and more than 400 will go to the j Technical High school. Preparations j for the large number of pupils have been made during the summer and ] practically everything in the line of j supplies has been provided for the j many thousands of boys and girls, j These supplies are being sent to the buildings this week from the school board office. New Building Finished The new L. S. Shimmell building will be finished in time for th« opening next Tuesday. Nine rooms will be used in the building and about 400 children will be transferred from the | crowded rooms In the other buildings on Allison Hill. Parents are allowed two weeks from the opening day of the school to enter their children for the first primary grade. The time limit closes Septem ber 21, and will not be reopened until February when the second term of the 1915-1916 school year begins. A number of new faces will be seen in many of the buildings as changes have been made in the staff of teach ers owing to the necessity of supply ing a staff for the L. S. Shimmell building which resulted in transfers in other buildings as well. The open air schools will be re opened also next Tuesday and will be continued along the plan of former years. Of the private schools of the city, the Harrisburg Academy will reopen September 21, with about 150 stu dents. The new dormitory will not be complete but parts of it will be finish ed so that some of the pupils can be accommodated until all of the work is finished. The Seller school will reopen the latter part of September. The four parochial schools of the city will reopen next Tuesday, too. An increased enrollment is expected. At the Technical High school, the shops have been put in shape for the students. At Central High there will be no change from the two session | pian. Professor Howard G. Dibble. | th« new principal, is busy completing a program. State Will Lay Down Policy as to Alien Dog Law Operation State Game Commission officials will have a conference with Attorney General Brown late to-day regarding a policy to be adopted in the enforce | ment of the aliens' dog law. Reports I reached the Capitol to-day of con- I stables in western counties bringing I a dozen or so suits and of one instance | where a constable brought 100 suits, tinder the law the informer receives part of the fine. Attorney General Brown, who in a recent opinion held that the law should not be >used oppressively, will likely intervene in cases where the law is being enforced for the sake of the fees alone. Banana Supply Here Is Nearly Exhausted Because of the prevalence of severe hurricanes in the tropical belt from which Harrisburg's supply of bananas come, the city Is now practically with out a supply of this fruit. Harrisburg. ever a lover of the lus cious "banan" and a heavy consumer of the delicacy does not seem to take kindly to peaches at 25 cents a basket in their place for some unaccountable reason. A local dealer in bananas said tills morning he would not be surprised if the demand tot the fruit here would cause bananas to go to fifty cents a dozen. Pegoud. Famous Aviator, Reported to Be Dead Paris. Sept. 1.- —Report of the death of Adolpli E. Pegoud, the famous aviator, have been official y confirmed. The news caused sincere sorrow among the French people, who re garded him as a hero. Pegoud, who was only 2fi years old, setved five years in the French cav alry. fighting in the Morocco cam paign. At the outbreak of the present war he joined the aviation corps as a private, but soon gained a sublieuten ant's commission because of his skill and daring. His exploits won him the military medal and the military cross. Pegoud brought down his sixth Ger man air craft on July 11. OYSTERS ON MENU AGAIN To the great delight of the palates of scores of residents of the city King Ovster made his return bow In several of the larger "beaneries" to-day. He was served in fries, stews, raw and a hundred and one fancy styles to the pleasure of his constituents. 12 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT Mir HDITES FILE IT 11TII HOUR Harry F. Sheesley and William F. Burgoon Get Into Mayoralty Fight 16 WOULD BE COUNCILMEN Charlie Fohl Fails to Throw His Hat Into School Director Scrap The eleventh hour entrance into the city mayoralty contest of Harry F. Sheesley, former select councilman, and William I'\ Burgoon. an uptown merchant, and of Charles E. Landis as a candidate for city commissioner, of Wllmer Crow and C. F. Snyder for city controller, a few more candidates for school director, half a dozen or more from the Seventh ward to fur ther insure a two-party row for alder man at the primaries, and another flood of minor papers filed In person or by mail were features of the closing hours of business in the County Com missioners' office yesterday. Both Sheesley and Burgoon had been spoken of among their friends as [Continued on Page 12.] Mary Garden Who Will Sing at Orpheum, Now Nursing French Soldiers Following the announcement made last week of the forthcoming appear ance in this city of the celebrated prinia-donna of the Metropolitan Opera House, Miss Mary Garden, comes the announcement to-day, by her local representative that arrange ments have been concluded with Wll mer and Vincent, managers of the Or pheum Theater, this city, whereby she will appear there some time in No vember, the exact date to be announc ed In the near future. Miss Garden, it Is further announc ed, will be accompanied by a com pany of five assisting artists, all of na tional reputation. These will include soloists on the piano, the cello, the violin, the harp and a singer of either bass or tenor voice. Miss Garden is at present in France where she is nursing French wounded. She leaves next week for England from whence she will directly sail to this country, arriving about the middle of October. » i HARRISBURG. THE MORTON TRUCK AND 1 I < | BEEN ENGAGED ON LARGE WAR ORDERS FOR I > 9 I ' THE ■ | fe . ' 9 "Tell the folks back home that while California is hospi* | \ table and pleasant, Pennsylvani ' I hearr ' said Governor Brum! ' •" talkin he lon^ [(];: : e r. • r The Governor and others addressed the gathering and con- jj I ( r , ■ I tie; 1 B « I ladelphia, Sept I.—Da v. I I to-day to William S. Vare, urging him to withdraw as a ca: r didatc tor mayor. The samt ■ from Mr. Lane to the five o I ation. excluding Thomas B. Smith, all of whom Lane ex pects to respect his wishes. ! tiould Vare insist 1 Ithe nomination, it is said that Lane will support Vare ar. ask Smith to withdraw. . 1 B | Berlin, Sept. I.—By Wireless to Sayville.'—An official J I review • j the Overseas News Agency, estimates that since May 2 1 I the I 1 wounded. and 1,100,000 men a •-i by the • Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. I.—Harry K. Thaw, through his j I attorneys. Stone and Stone. this fterno 1 Common Pleas C«urt asking a divorce from hi-; v ifc. Evel> n ' L Nesbit Thaw,, charging misconduct with John Pralncis, of i t j\l r ■ ■ • [ MARRIAGE LICENSES « 3 1 John Alexander Sllkullti, Steelton, mid Knthrtn Jennie Tsealak, city. Hurry N'orrl* i'ulllun, Oxford, nnd Olive Mnrle At kin*, Penbrook. Wllllniu H. Wood* and Snllle Kreamer, Dlulne. k GOVERNOR 'PINES FROM 'FRISCO TO THE STIFF CRPITOI! Prominent Gathering in Executive Suite Hear Dr. Brumbaugh's Voice 3,000 Miles WOMEN "LISTEN IN" TOO Brown, Woods, Stewart and Jack son Exchange Messages Over the Wire Carrying over the 3,000 miles of land between the Pacific and the Sus quehanna, this afternoon Governor Brumbaugh's voice reached State offi cials and prominent men gathered in the reception room of the executive suite at the Capitol on wires of the Bell Telephone Company. It was the first talk of its kind which ever had to the State Capitol. Attorney General Brown, Secretary of the Commonwealth Woods, Ad jutant General Stewart and Commis sioner Jackson exchanged messages with the Governor and others at the Golden Gate, while a number of others heard the remarks, including a score of prominent women of the city who listened over special apparatus in stalled at the Bell Telephone office in | Walnut street. Col. Fred Tavlor Pusey lof the Governor s staff, reported to Adjutant General Stewart on the military end of the official party which is at the Panama-Pacific Ex (Continued on Page 9.) RESCUED CREW LANDED By Associated Press New York, Sept. 1. The steamer Possano, arrived to-day from Cardiff, bringing Captain Wrya and the crew of seven of the British schooner St. Olaf. which was sunk by a submarine 58 miles east of Gallyhead, Ireland, on August 19. OFFERS NOT ACCEPTED London, Sept. 1, 11.45 A. M.—Al though an agreement was reached yesterday at the conference in London of representatives of the Welsh miners and mine owners, the men themselves have not thus far accepted the sit uation. Reports to-day from South Wales say that 25,000 more miners are on strike.