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Czar in Command of Russ Forces; Grand Duke Transferred to Unimportant Post
LXXXIV— No. 209
Mammoth Parade of School
Boys and Girls Held Friday
Morning, Sept. 24; to
March Over Principal
Streets; Reception Com
mittee Meets To-day to
Make Up List of Guests;
Markers to Be Dedicated
to Be "Made in Harris
burg"; Magnificent Fire
works Display Night of
September 24
Another big feature of the great
municipal improvement celebration
was made a certainty to-day with the
definite announcement that on Friday,
September 24, 10,000 school children
■will parade over the city's main
Harry A. Boyer, president of the
School Board and chairman of the
committee in charge of the school end
of the big celebration announced this
morning that preliminary plans for
the great demonstration of school
children were decided upon last night
at a meeting of the School Board, dis
trict supervisors and principals of the
various school buildings.
Seven Big Divisions
The parade will be made up of
seven big divisions. The Central and
Technical High school students will
march in sperate groupes. The other
five divisions will represent the dis
« tricts over which the five supervisors
of the city schools have control.
Professor J. J. Brehm will be in
charge of the formation of the mam
moth procession. His aids will be the
other supervisors, the school building
principals and the teachers.
It was at first the Intention to have
the children dress as nearly alike as
possible, but the shortness of time
until the day of the parade caused
the committee to alter its decision
in this matter and no special dress
will be recommended.
Band With Each Division
The parade will form at Front and
Boas street and will march down
Front to some objective point where
brief exercises will be held. The route
of the parade will be completed along
■with other details at a meeting to be
held next week. It is proposed to
have a band at the head of every di
vision. Each school will contribute
to the fund to pay for the bands. Con
tributions for the music can be left
with the secretary of the Harrisburg
School Board, Daniel D. Hammel
Advisory Committee
to Help Merchants Get
Ideas For Their Floats
More encouragement came to-day
in numerous inquiries regarding dec
orations for boats in the water carni
val parade. Chairman J. Ray Hof
fert said to-day that many merchants
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By Associated Press
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. B.—Dr. Dunbar
H. Ogden, pastor of the Central Pres
byterian Church, one of the largest
and wealthiest churches in Atlanta,
will begin holding regular services
next Sunday afternoon on a downtown
street corner, it was announced here
to-day. The choir of the church will
assist at the services.
Dr. Ogden in applying to Mavor
Woodward yesterday for a permit
Mated that recently he had been
listening to a number of street preach
ers and found that many were "igno.
rant and were not giving the people
the old-fashioned gospel," but were
preaching from 'obscure Bible pass*
pges which old Bible students find it
hard to understand."
Harriabare and Vicinity: tnart
tled, probable ahontrt to-night or
Thursday. Not much ehange in
Eastern Pennsylvania! Local
showers to-nlKht and probably
Thursday. Light to moderate south
4 River
The Susquehanna river and Ita
principal branches will probably
fall slowly or remain nrarlT sta'-
tlonnry. A stage of about 3.7 feet
Is Indicated for Harrisburg Thurs
day morning.
fieneral Conditions
Preaaure la high over New Eng
land and the southeastern States
and in the Northwmt an area of
high pre**are la moving Inland
from the North Pacific coast.
Local showers have fallen In the
Middle Atlantic States, the upper
St. Lawrence and upper Ohio val
leys, the lake region, the middle
nnd upper Mississippi and the Mis
souri valleys. In the Rocky Moun
tain region and weatern Canadian
provlacea and the middle
tiulf coast. Temperatures have
risen generally nnd are new above
the seasonal average ever nearly
■II the eastern half of the conutry.
" Temperature, H a. m., OS.
Sunt Rises, ft.3o n. m. Sets, 6.28
p. m.
Mooni New moon to-morrow, 5.52
I. m.
River Stage i Four feet above low
water mark.
Highest temperature, S3. I
Lowest temperature. «7.
Mean temperature, 75.
Normal tenner at ore. 07. ,
Chairman of School Demonstration
End of Great Municipal Celebra
In Interview He Says He Will Not
Leave Country Because
of War
When Peace Is Concluded He Be
lieves Armament Will Be
Greater Than Ever
By Associated Press
Paris, Sept. 8. King Alfonso of
Spain has had to abandon plans for a
visit to America because of the war,
he told Senor Cevillier, an Argentine
Journalist, during an audience at which
the conflict now raging was freely dis
"It is quite impossible to prophesy
when the war will end," the monarch
is quoted as saying in a review of the
conversation printed by the Espana
Review. "It was my pet dream to
visit America but I shall not be able
to go now for years. When the war
is over the work here will be
enormous. To hasten reforms we shall
have to abandon all outworn forms
and I do not deceive myself the role
Spain will have to play will be such
that her progress, which hitherto has
been at a snail's pace, will be increas
ed to a tremendous speed.
"The same progress may be ex
pected for all humanity if the war re
sults in general disarmament," ob
served Senor Cevillier.
Predicts Greater Armament
"Ah, no," returned King Alfonso.
"After the war nations, neutralized
by agteement of all nations, eventually
finding no other defense than her own
armed force, it is easy to understand
that other countries, big and little,
realize that to exist it is indispensible
to work In times of peace and sur
round themselves with the most posi
tive of guarantees."
"Does not Your Majesty think the
lower social orders will exercise pres
sure on the governments to prevent
them from increasing the burden of
aimed peace?" said the interviewer.
"1 think, and you may repeat this,"
replied the Spanish ruler, "that social
ism will become daily more govern
mental and that socialists will obtain
satisfaction for their more just as
pirations by legal methods without
having to use violence, but I think
also that as they evolve they will find
out they have been deceived by certain
politicians who have made of inter
national pacificism a banner on which
they have lived.
"Even the pacificists will recognize
after this war, while the instincts of
human nature remain unmodified
there are no better safeguards for
right in international questions than
foresight and strength. Besides, after
the *ar there will be no unemploy
ment. On the contrary .there will be
work for all and it will be necessary
to work. The world will continue to
be what it is and in ten or twelve
years we shall ask ourselves, astound
ed: 'But what happened?' "
Murderer of Three Is
Glad He Killed Them
By Associated Press
Baltimore, Md., Sept. 8.—"I shot
her. lam glad I killed all of them.
My heart is satisfied now and feels
easier than it has for many months."
baying his right hand over his heart
in his cell at the city jail to-day,
Frank Grano, the Italian who yester
day killed John Levin P. Robinson, his
wife and their farm hand, Alonzo Red
den on the Robinson farm, near Snow
Hill, Md., and who, as Carmine
Stumpo, killed his wife in Frankford,
Philadelphia, in 1913, told why he
had committed his most recent mur
Grano blames the triple tragedy on
his love for Mrs. Robinson—a love
which, he says, was returned until
Redden won her away.
"A year ago," said Grano, " I went
to the Robinson farm as a farmhand.
From the first day I went there, Mrs.
Robinson showered her affections on
"Yesterday I met her In the hallway.
I had gone to the house for the pur
pose of trying to get her to restore to
me the love which she had transferred
to Redden. She spurned me and I
shot her." i
Nonpartisan Ticket For Mayor,
"City Commissioner and City
Controller Arranged on List
Names on Printed Slips Pulled in
Presence of Candidates by
County Commissioners
Four candidates for mayor, sixteen
for City Commissioner and seven for
city controller this morning "drew for
position" on the nonpartisan primary
ballot, before the county commis
Most of the candidates themselves
were on hand although a few didn't
appear; neither Mayor John K. Royal,
City Treasurer O. M. Copelin or City
Commissioner W. L. Gorgas were on
The drawing was simple. The names
of the city commissioners were print
ed on slips of paper. These were
fchaken up in a hat which President
Isaac Hoffman of the county com
missioners held while a newspaper re
porter picked out the names. The
same plan was followed in drawing
the candidates for mayor and for city
Commissioners M. Harvey TaylcSr,
William H. Lynch and Harry F. Bow
man are scattered through the list.
Mr. Taylor was fifth to be drawn, Mr.
Bowman eighth, and Mr. Lynch tenth.
Messrs. Gorgas and Royal were first
and third respectively.
In the mayoralty drawing Dr. E. S.
Meals, ex-mayor was third with Harry
F. Sheasley. leading; Ashton D. Peace
heads the list of city controllers. The
drawing In full follows:
Harry F. Sheesley, William Bur
goon, Ezra S. Meals, Edward M. Win
City Commissioners
William L. Gorgas, Daniel W. Sohn,
John K. Royal,, Owen M. Qopelin, M.
Harvey Taylor, J. L. Yoder, Albert P.
Doranz, Harry F. Bowman, Charles E.
Landis, William H. Lynch, J. Edgar
Rodenhaver, Charles C. Steiner, Ray
mond Breach, A. H. Nuss, J. Grant
Koons, Edward Z. Gross.
City Controller
Ashton D. Peace, DeWltt A. Fry,
Clarence F. Snyder, Samuel T. Kin
singer, Wilmer Crow, Harry M. Riley,
Leo H. Lentz.
Persons in Authority to Speak Say
Hesperian Was Not Attacked
by Submarine
Berlin, Sept. 8, via London, 1 P. M.—
Persons in a position to speak with
ruthority assert positively the convic
tion that the steamship Hesperian was
not torpedoed by a German sub
i marine: at least, under the conditions
thus far described.
Queenstown, Sept. 8, 2.20 4 P. M—lt
has been established that an American
named Wolff was lost on the Hes
perian. Wolff signed as an able sea
man of the crew. He
came from Newark, N. J., and was of
Dutch parentage.
Lansing Asks Gerard For
All Available Information
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., Sept. B.—Secre
tary Lansing to-day cabled Ambas
sador Gerard, at Berlin, to forward
any information available on the sink
ing of the steamer Hesperian.
A State Department dispatch from
London indicating that one American
was lost is so Inconclusive that officials
do not accept It as final.
Queenstown Report Says
Gun Was Mounted on Ship
I By Associated Press
Queenstown, Sept. 8, 11.45 A. M. —
| There is absolutely no doubt that a
gun was mounted on the Hesperian.
It is understood the Run was visible to
all who cared to look at It, no secret
being made of its presence.
Enlarging of Merchant
Marine, Administration
Plan, Declares M'Adoo
• By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., Sept. 8. —The
administration's plans for national de
fense and for enlarging the merchant
marine, It was indicated to-day, will
be co-ordinated in the forthcoming
session of Congress. A striking argu
ment for increasing the number of
merchantmen under the Stars and
Stripes, Secretary McAdoo said to-day,
was that such ships were needed as
naval auxiliaries.
He has obtained from the Navy
Department an outline of the need for
auxiliaries and has asked the Depart
ment of Commerce for information on
the tonnage of merchant ships now
flying the American flag.
Mr. McAdoo said he thought it was
possible that many merchant ships
that have assumed American registry
since the outbreak of the war In
Europe will return to their original
flags at the conclusion of hostilities.
By Associated Press
La Rochelle, France, Sept.' 8, 2.15
P. M.—The British steamship Garony
of Liverpool, was flred upon and sunk
by a German submarine last night. J
Her crew was saved.
Czar Makes Gigantic Change Upon
Assuming Control of Rus
sian Forces
All Europe Surprised at Latest
Move of Head of Petrograd
By Associated Press
Petrograd, Sept. 8, via London, 1:06
p. m.—Grand Duke Nicholas has been
transferred to the Caucasus by Em
peror Nicholas. The Eftiperor took
this action on assuming command of
the military and naval forces of
In transferring the Grand Duke, he
appointed him Viceroy of the Caucasus
and commander-in-chief of the army
in the southern front.
The transfer was made in connec
tion with a general reorganization of
such Importance that it has stirred
the nation deeply.
The Grand Duke replaces the
famous Viceroy of the Caucasus, Count
Von Vorontzoff-Dashkoff. Emperor
Nicholas addressed to the Count a
communication acknowledging the
value of his labors, and stated that
he "yields to his request to be per
mitted to devote his energies to work
for which his state of health is more
equal." The emperor therefore re
lieves him of the post of Viceroy and
attaches him to his personal staff.
I>tter to Grand Duke
In relieving the Grand Duke, the
Emperor addressed a communication
(Continued on Page 7.)
Practically all of the traffic law
violators reported by special officers
to the Motor Club of Harrisburg have
admitted that the charges preferred
were true and appeared before Alder
man Hilton during the last two days
to nay their fines and costs. Each
fine was sl, as all of the motorists
had committed their first offense.
William S. Essick Says That Is Cry
ing Need; Observation Result
of Continent Trip
William 5. Essick, ex-president and
delegate to the San Francisco inter
national convention, told the members
of the Harrisburg Rotary Club in his
official report that they ought to get
together and boost for a new hotel for
Harrisburg in 1916. Get the hotel and
additional industries, and business en
terprises will follow, he said. This
was his Judgment after a visit to many
Mr. Essick's address followed a
"dinner in the trenches" at the Har
risburg Club, during which the mem
bers wore the military hats of various
nations, sang military songs, saluted
the American flag and the picture of
George Washington when it was un-
[Continued on Page 5.]
Additional "Feeder" to
the Lincoln Highway
It was announced this morning: that
a third spoke would be added to the
half-portion of wheel which is formed
by the Lincoln Highway, running from
Lancaster through York, Gettysburg
and Chambersburg, with Harrisburg
as the hub and the two spokes al
ready fixed being the "feeders" from
Harrisburg to Lancaster and Harris
burg to Gettysburg.
This announcement cmme as a re
sult of a meeting of the Motor Club
of Harrisburg held last evening. The
road from Harrisburg to Chambers
burg is a fine stretch of stone road
for fifty miles, all State highway, and
the prospect that tolls will soon be
abolished enhances the value of the
road so greatly thqt the Motor Club
decided to make it also a 'feeder"
for the Lincoln Hgihway and post
the distinctive red, white and blue
arrows along that highway as well.
The Telegraph, prints on page 4 a
large map of Central Pennsylvania
which Indicates clearly all the State
Highway roads and the Lincoln high
way and Its "feeders" and will be of
interest to all motorists.
Passenger Steamers
in Collision in Fog
By Associated Press
Stonlngton. Maine, Sept. B.—The
passenger steamers J. T. Morse and
Pemaquld were in collision to-day In
a thick fog off Turk Island near here.
The Morae was badly damaged below
the water line and was beached. All
her passengers, who numbered nearly
200, were landed safely. The Pema
quld was not injured.
| Washington, D. C., Sept. "B.—Penn
sylvania and New Jersey postmasters
commissioned to-day Include: Benja
min H. Caldwell, Frazler, Pa.; Clair
F. Grim, Bevere, Pa., George W.
Krider, Yoe. Pa., and Lurelda Sooy,
fiomers Point. N. J. .
in one
Masses of People Throng Market
Square Long Before Time
For Doors to Open
Building Equipped From Top to
Bottom to Give Service and
Convenience to Public
Crowding into South Market Square,
thousands of people gathered last
night long before the time set for the
formal opening of the New Kaufman
Twenty officers, practically every
member of the daylight force l of the
police department, were kept busy
keeping back the masses who had as
sembled to make the inspection trip
through the big department store.
Promptly at 7:15 o'clock. David
Kaufman, proprietor of the store,
with a number of assistants, swung
open the doors of the main entrance
and let the hundreds of visitors pass
into the store. In the meantime the
I crowd in the Square increased as each
[Continued on Page 10]
Scores of Witnesses to
Be Called at Inquest
Into Shuman Girl's Death
Working under the direction of
Coroner Eckinger and District At
torney Stroup, city and county detec
tives spent to-day completing and re
vising the evidence against William
H. Shuman, former police chauffeur
now In jail charged with feloniously
attacking his daughter wi'th intent to
kill. Miss Shuman was buried yester
day. ,
Coroner Eckinger announced this
morning that at least a score of wit
nesses will be subpoenaed for the in
i quest into the girl's death which will
be held in the office of the District At
torney to-morrow evening at 7:30
o'clock. On the verdict returned by
the coroner's jury a charge of either
Involuntary manslaughter or murder
will be made against Shuman. The
preliminary hearing will probably be
held by District Attorney Stroup Fri
day or Saturday.
Millions of Mosquitoes
Bore Into Hides of
Allison Hill Folk
Millions of mosquitoes invaded the
Allison Hill district last night. Resi
dents were driven from their porches
and front stoops earjy in the evening.
Cool places in the back yards were
deserted because of the pesky biters.
To-day 50 r>er "<»rt. of the residents
were kept busy scratching.
Where the long-bill disturbers came
from is a mystery. Up until last night
mosquitoes were rather a scarce article
on Allison Hill. But there were
swarms of pesttferous buzzers about
last evening. Shortly before 8 o'clock
pedestrians were attacked by thou
sands of mosquitoes near the street
arc lights.
Many of the residents found their
homes filled with the Invaders and
lost considerable sleep. Druggists did
a land office business In cltronella and
Chinese punk. It was some time be
fore the rush was exolained. One
druggist had retired at. midnight and
was called from his bed by a customer
who said "his family was being eaten
up by mosquitoes."
New York Girl Coming
on to Participate in
Great Water Carnival
That interest in the great Municipal
Improvement Celebratiorf is not con
fined to Harrisburg and vicinity Is
demonstrated by the entry of Miss
Gertrude Gross of New York Citv with
Walter J. Shaffer, of the State Print
ery in the mixed canoe race during
the water carnival, Friday. September
Miss Gross is an enthusiastic canoe
ist and usually spends much time on
the Susquehajina on her frequent
trips with fritnds and relatives at
Dauphin.- Last week she read a story
of the water carnival In the Telegraph
and immediately decided that the op,
portunlty to participate In the canoe
race was worth the two hundred mtie
journey. Her entry was filed with J.
Ray Hoffert, chairman of the water
carnival committee yesterday. Dur
ing carnival week she will be the
guest of Miss Ruth Staffer at
By .Associated Press
London, Sept. 8. 12.34 P. M.—The
British steamship Douro has been
sunk by jrunflre, presumably from a
submarine. Her crejv vyas savacL
Undersea Craft Sinks Steamer Off
French Coast; Crew Escapes
in Boats
Efforts of Austrians to Fortify Left
Bank of Danube Meet
With Opposition
Ry Associated Press
Grand Duke Nicholas, who has been
at the head of the Russian armies
since the beginning of the war and
d'rected their movements in the great
campaigns on the eastern front, has
been transferred by Emperor Nicholas
to the Caucasus, where the compara
tively unimportant operations against
the Turks are in progress.
The emperor's action was taken
when he assumed command of all of
Russia's armed forces on land and
sea, it developing to-day that he had
placed himself at the head of Russia's
naval as well as her military forces.
Grand Duke Nicholas is appointed
viceroy of the Caucasus and com
mander-in-chief of the army on the
Russian southern front.
Count von Vorontzoff-Dashkoff, who
has been viceroy of the Caucasus, is
congratulated by the emperor on his
achievements in the region and is at
tached by imperial order to the em
peror's personal staff.
German submarine activity, now in
creasingly in evidence off the French
coast, has resulted in the torpedoing
of syiother steamer, the Guatemala, of
f.,913 tons, which went down off Belle
Isle. The crew escaped in boats and
were picked up.
Gunfire, presumably from a sub
marine, sank the 1,600-ton British
steamer Duoro. Her crew was saved.
Serbian artillery along the Danube
continues its activity in efforts to
break up Austrian fortifying op
erations on the left bank of that river.
Four Give Skin to Save
Life of Burned Boy
Two nurses, a staff physician and
an orderly at the Harrisburg hospital
yesterday sacrificed skin from their
arms to be grafted to the body of
Paul S. Erb, the 14-year-old boy, who
was seriously burned by fireworks at
Enterline July S, 19)4.
| Enola yards' late this afternoon, William Givlcr, of West
I London, Sept. S, 4* M —Ten'persons were killed and
f ( ♦ . t ;; > . «., '
Washington, Sept. S.- Prospects of a trillion bushel
• * a r ; ziTZZtZi g rrT'
000,000 bushels, an increase of 15,000,000 since the August

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most'important step yet taken by the United States army in
the boi-drr ccrnpii ition- t';c low; Rio Grande Valley
1 came tq-day with the issue here of an order giving to army
officers commana over the actions of the civilians on the
! river bank in case the shooting across the international
i boundary is resun ed i ,
. New York, Sept. B.—Great Britain's third shipment of
gold to the L rii>.«••.; States v. ithin five weeks, placed to day
in the Subtrca a here a mounted to $19,465,000 and not
J approximately $66,000,000 as reported,, according to an of
ficial ann ir.cemcM made t»dsy by J". P Morgan and Com
» pany, the -jn;i
Berlin, Sept. «. -1.1 I .en lon. 3.50 P M.—Germ ah forces
I engaged in battle with the Russians in the district north
of the R:elu/ir b , >•© captured the city* of Wo!»
j kowys.k, it was announced by, German army headquarters
| ! ' .
I .
I Charles S. A (nicer and El vo Viola Anderson, Slddonsburgr.
Allen F. Thoman and Mar? Gettler, Blslrrvlllr.
» Irvln M. Ruby. Enola, and Myrtle D. Reber, city.
9li * <
President Reverses Usual Arrange
ment and Goes to State
Mrs. Lansing Was Calling on Her
Husband at Time Chief
Executive- Entered
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., Sept. B.—Presi
dent Wilson went to the State Depart
ment to-day and conferred with Sec
retary Lansing. It was generally un
derstood they discussed the case of
Dr. Dumba, the Austrian ambassador.
The president's action was so un
usual that White House and State De
partment attaches were slow to realize
what had happened. So far as offi
cials could recall the only precedent
for a President going to call on a Sec
retary of State, was recorded when
(Continued on Page 7.)
Dr. Dumba's Letter to
Count Burian at Vienna,
Made Public in London
Special to 1"» c Ttlsgrafh
Chicago, Sept. B.—A disphtch from
London to the Chicago Herald gives
the exact text in English of the
Dumba letter seized among the effects
of James P. J. Archbald, which has
made such a sensation In the United
States. It reads:
New York, Aug. 20, 1915.
My Lord:
Yesterday evening Consul General
von Nuber received the enclosed
memoire from the chief editor of the
locally known paper, "Seabadsag,"
after a previous conference with him
and in pursuance of his proposals to
arrange for strikes in the Bethlehem
Schwab Steel and Munitions War Fac
tory and also in the Middle West.
Doctor Archbald, who is well known
to your lordship, leaves to-day at 12
o'clock on board the Rotterdam {oi
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