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All Plans Complete on Eve of Gigantic Muni
LXXXIV— Xo. 221
Wonderful Story of Harris
burg's Fifteen Years of Im
provements on Inscriptions *
Boulder at Site of Ancient
Ferry; Miss Walter and Cy
Heckert to Dance
In the River Front Park just north
of the formal entrance to Harrisburg
at Market street is a big canvas
draped stone, ready and waiting for
the twist of the unveiling strings that
will mark the formal opening of Har
lisburg's three-d;*y municipal improve
ment celebration, Thursday, Septem
ber 23.
The stone will be dedicated by the
Chamber of Commerce to mark the
completion of tifveen years of splendid
public achievement.
Down in, Harris Park, only a few
hundred feet below the graveyard of
John Harris, father of Harrisburg's
founder, is a smaller boulder, canvas
covered and ready for the pulling of
the unveiling strings.
The Ferry anil the Cabin
The stone marks the • landing of
Harris' Ferry and will be dedicated by
the Pennsylvania Historical Commisr
sion to mark the landing.
Less than a hundred leet away is a
tiny log cabin.
That has been erected by the Red
Men lodges in Harrisburg and will
figure dramatically in the .spectacle
"The Burning of John Harris," which
is to be aJeature of the celebration.
All day to-day squads of youngsters
tramped up and down the park under
the supervision of Samm I ". *>'
l.augh. principal of Harris school,
baugh, drilling for the ec.uoi
In other parts of town school children
inarched and wheeled and drilled and
countermarched and "dressed front"
and so on. Fathers and big brothers
might be putting in the busiest day of
their lives at the polls: the small sons
and daughters and brothers and sis
ters couldn't bother about such things
—not with the. greatest parade of
school kids in history only a day or
so away.
The Water Carnival
Tue finishing touches are now be
ing added to the water carnival pro
fe gram. Thursday the boat crews from
the Fairmount Rowing Association, of
Philadelphia, will be here and will
likely be put up at the Engineers'
Society headquarters. Their shells will
be housed at Berrler's boat landing.
Floats are being prepared for the
big turnout and the staffs of the Park
Department are very, very bUBy finish
ing the Forestry, City Planning and
Park Department exhibits. The City-
Planning Commission exhibit will be
especially unique. Among other things
it will show a fac simile of a street
which has been subject to the varying
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Children's Aid and
Associated Charities
Will Merge, Tonight
The merging of the Children's Aid !
Society and the Associated Charities j
into one. organization will take place
this evening at a meeting of the mem
bers of both. The joint meeting will
be held at S o'clock at the Young
Men's Christian Association.
Although nothing definite ivas
Known to-day by any of the present
officers as to what action would be !
taken this evening other than dissolv- I
ing of the present organizations, it is
believed that some members of the
present board of each society would be '
retained and others appointed on |
standing committees. •
John Yates, of Pittsburgh, has been '
chosen secretary of the new society, |
which is being organized because it i
will be more efficient and economical, I
it is believed. Both of the present •
branches will be under one depart- !
By Associated Press
Winchester. Va., Sept. 21.—William i
H. Baker, chocolate manufacturer and '
banker, died at his home here to-day 1
aged 65.
Melbourne, Australia, Sept. 21, via'
London, 12.37 P. M.—The common- '
wealth granted permission to-day for
the exportation of cross-bred wools to :
the United States and Canada and the '
allied countries.
For Harrlnhuric mid vicinity ■ I
Fair and much pooler tu-nliclit with i
lonfit temperature about ."O <!<•- I
creem \\>dnr«ilny fnlr! continued i
For Eaatern Pennaylvanlui Fair ;
to-nlKbt and Wednendny. cooler to
night. Freali went nlndn.
Ueneral Condition*
The *torm that nan central over
l ake Superior Monday morning hn* !
moved northeastward and now rov
ers the northeastern pnrt of the I
lnlted Stntea and Kanteru Canada
with Its center over the upper St. !
I.awrenrc valley. It linn caused
M «hov>era jtenrrnlly over the eastern i
half of the country In the last li-l i
hour* except the extreme Noiitii
castern portion. An area of high
pressure of great magnitude cov- I
ers the central pnrt of the country. j
It has caused a general fall at 2to '
■22 degrees In the temperature over '
nil the country east of the Rocky !
Mountain* except along the Im- I
mediate Atlantic and tiulf coasts
where temperatures have risen !
slightly or remained stationary. i
The Susquehanna river and Its '
princ ipal brnnchea will rise slightly I
or remain nearly stationary. A
stage of about 4.3 feet In Indicated
for Harrlshurg Wednesday morn
Temperature, 8 a. m.
Sum Rises, 5.30 a. m.; sets, fl.Ofl !
p. m.
Moon■ Full moon September 33,
4.3.1 a.
River Stage: 4 feet above low
water mark.
Yesterday's Weather
Highest temperature, 70c.
T.onest temperature, (12.
Mean tempcrnturp, 70.
Normal temperature, M.
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Local Society to Unite in Peti
tion For Expert to Fill Re
. cent Vacated Position
The Engineers' Society of Pennsyl
vania in co-operation with the West
ern Pennsylvania Engineers' Society
of Pittsburgh and other similar or
ganizations of the State will petition
Governor Martin G. Brumbaugh to'
appoint an engineer to the vacancy
on the Public Service Commission
caused by the resignation of Thomas
B. Smith.
Preceding the business meeting,
C. E. Drayer, secretary of the Cleve
land Engineering Society, addressed
the members on "The Engineer and
the Public." Mr. Drayer in his lec
ture urge.d the Pennsylvania' members
to help ' educate the people to the
value of the engineer to the general
Mr. Drayer said if the general pub
lic knew the value of an engineer they
would undoubtedly make him a man
of affairs and put him in public of
fices and executive positions.
Mr. Drayer has spoken before many
Chambers of Commerce, engineering
societies and other organizations and
has written a great deal on the sub
ject. He has asked the members of
the Pennsylvania society to co-operate
with other similar organizations in
exchanging publicity ideas.
Weather to Be Clear
and Cold Rest of Week;
Will Go to 50 Degrees
Washington, D. C., Sept. 21.—The
Weather Bureau's forecast for the
week beginning to-morrow follows:
Middle Atlantic States: Fair and
moderately cool the first half of the,
v.eek. probably with frosts in the
mountain district Wednesday and
Thursday nights. The latter part of
the week unsettled and warmer, with
a probability of showers Saturday or
Back of the northwest wind which
is sweeping through Pennsylvania to
day at a rate varying from 18 to 2 4
miles an hour is an area of high pres
sure which has caused freezing tem
peratures in the Dakotas. While it is
not expected to fall that low here, a
temperature of fifty degrees is ex
pected to-night.
The wind is expected to blow inter
mittently all day to-morrow before
dying down. It is predicted at the
Weather Bureau that to-morrow will
be clear and slightly cooler.
Swedes to Lend Germany
$10,000,000 For Purchase
London, Sept. 21. ln return for
Germany's consent to permit the ex
portation of coal and some other speci
fied products to Sweden, five Swedish
banks, according to the Copenhagen
correspondent of the Exchange Tele
graph Company, have agreed to make
Germany a loan of 40,000,000 kroner
(about $10,000,000).
The money is to be used in payment
for goods bought in Sweden by Ger
City Councilmanic Contest
Leads in Attention; Sev
eral Sharp Local Fights
With contests for many nomina
tions a heavy primary vote' is being
polled to-day. The big fight for places
on the councilmanic ticket in Har
risburg overbalanced all other con
siderations In many of the wards, al
though the party places for which
there were more than one aspirant
attracted no little attention. There
were several particularly brisk local
fights in the lower end of town and
in the Twelfth ward, where parti
cularly heavy votes had been polled
up to 2 o'clock. Indications are that
on account of the heavy vote and
the many candidates returns will be
very late. The Superior Court con
test, the only one of State-wide im
portance, received almost 'no atten
tion in many districts. Out over the
county the farmers were voting un
usually early and in large numbers,
last night's rain having made out
side work well nigh impossible in
many localities.
.Many Questions Asked
Telephones janerled all morning in
the county commissioners' offices and
the clerks answered a thousand and
one questions.
In a few places due to misunder
standings supplies didn't reach the
districts 011 the minute and panicky
election officers had to be straightened
As a rule a very heavy vote is
rarely pblled before noon as the aver
age Harrisburger waits until his lunch
or dinner hour to exercise his in
alienable right. To-day was an ex
ception. By noon an unusually heavy
vote had been polled. In some pre
cincts fifty per' cent, of the electors
had cast their ballote by 11 o'clock.
Some anxious inquiries went into
the commissioners' office relative to
the residence of late registrations.
Many a luckless individual who
hustled to get his name on the regis
tration books by petition on the last
day, discovered too late, that he had
qualified from a precinct in which he
didn't live—that he had moved his
place of residence since he had been
Joint Primary Election
in Massachusetts To-day
By Associated Press
Boston, Mass., Sept. 21. Heavy
clouds presaged rain, which was con
sidered likely to have considerable
effect on the size of the vote in the
lolnt primaries in this state to-day.
It was thought, however, that the in
terest aroused bv the strenuous cam
paigns of candidates for Republican
nd Democratic nominations would
bring a larger number of voters than
usual to the polls. The Progressives
were able to participate only to the
extent of nominating a candidate for
governor because of a lack of sufficient!
signatures to nomination papers for
other offices.
Under a new law going into effect
to-day, the names of candidates of all
parties appeared on a single ballofr,
but it was provided that split ballots I
should be thrown out.
Dr. John B. McAlister, of This
City, Presides at State
Medical Convention
iFrcquent Failure to Take It in
Time Cause of Dis
Cancer Deaths Increase
Pliiladelphia. Pa., Sept. 2!.
Figures computed by the Cancer
Commission of the Medical Society
of Pennsylvania, aud submitted at
the opening session here to-day ol'
the sixty-fifth annual i-onventlon
of that body, show that the deatli
rate from cancer In Pennsylvania
Is steadily increasing out of all
proportions with the increase in
population, and that immediate
action by health officials and the
medical profession is imperative.
Since 190ti. tile rc|>ort of the
commission shows the deathrate
has increaseu 28 !•£ |>cr cent. Last
year the number* of deaths from
cancerous growths totaled 5.197.
according to Uie report, and the
prediction Is made that this year
the number will reach 3.000.'
By Associated Press
Philadelphia. Pa.. Sept. 21. Dr.
John B. McAlister, of Harrisburg, the
newly installed president of the Medi
cal Society of Pennsylvania, opened
the sixty-tifth annual convention of
that body in the Bellevue Stratford to
day, with an address in which he
urged physicians everywhere to co
operate with the newspapers In an
aggressive campaign against such
scourage* as cancer and tuberculosis.
Dr. McAlister declared that publicity
is the most competent medium through
which the public should be instructed
in the best methods of mitigating these
diseases. It is not so much through
medical or surgical treatment, he said,
but through public education, that,
these horrors will finally be. eliminated
an a serious menace. It is the "duty
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"Gave No Interview"
Says Keene; Repeats
He Is Independent
Regarding a statement appearing in
the Telegraph last evening relating
to the independenqe In politics of
Robert A. Enders and Dr. C. E. L.
Keene, Mr. Enders said to-day: "That
statement was framed as a result of
a conference we held yesterday and
sets forth absolutely my position in
this fight. I am an independent can
didate, pledged to nobody or any
thing other than the best interests
of the city, as my statement said."
Dr. C. E. L. Keene, who was quoted
in the morning newspaper, was
equally emphatic in his denials of
having given out any Interview. "I
neither saw nor talked to any re
porter,' he said to-day. "Nobody
from the newspaper eten called me
up and the first I knew of the story
was when it appeared to-day."
It is known, however, that some
weeks ago, in the hope of stirring up
factional strife among the three Re
publican candidates, the newspaper
mentioned did call Dr. Keene on the
phone and asked him whether or not
he would vote for the re-election of
the present school treasurer. It is
also known that although Dr. Keene
asked that his views be published the
newspaper in question did not do so
because it desired to put Dr. Keene
in a bad light and did not want to
print the truth concerning him when
it knew that the truth would help
his nomination and election.
Dr. Keene erpeated most em
phatically to-day that he is an ab
solutely Independent candidate and
has made no promises to anybody.
Child Running to Meet
Her Father Causes Him
to Fall and Cut Face
Coming home from work last even
ing, Robert Koons. aged 47, 1020
KerryhU! street, was knocked down by
his little 2-year-old daughter, who
ran out to meet him.
Koons was returning home for sup
per when his daughter spied him com
ing up Berryhill street. Running down
the hill, she bumped into his knees
end threw hint forward on the pave
ment. Koons received a deep lace
ration of the face. He was treated at
the Harrisburg Hospital to-day. Sev
eral stitches were necessary to close
the gash.
Roast Turkey Places
Man Behind the Bars
> large roasted turkey is respon
sible for an occupied cell In the jail
Frank Pollock, the police say,
strolled Into the Plaza Hotel last nlglit,
Law a large turkey on the lunch bar
—and when no one was watching
snatched the bird and retreated. The
retreat led up Market street and was
interrupted by Officer Larsen, who ar
rested Pollock. »
Reserve Army of 100,000
Is J. G. Cannon's Idea
Danville, 111., Sept. 21.—Addressing
several hundred voterans of the Span
ish-American war at a reunion. Con
gressman J. G. Cannon advocated a
reserve army of 100.000 men, to cost
the nation $60,000,000 a year. His
plan is to send the first two-year
volunteers to camp for a month each
year. These men then will go into the
first reserve and two years later Into
the third reserve.
The salary of the soldiers. Mr. Can
non proposed, should be J250 a year.
The only drilling would be during the
month at camp.
i *
Syracuse Fair Official Has
I Joined Forces With Key
stone Company Here
?< *%, T;'«
j A meeting between the officers of
j the Keystone State Fair and In-
I dustrial Exposition and Albert E.
| Brown, of Syracuse, New York, will
take place at the offices of the com
pany, Thursday, September 23. Mr.
Brown will be here at the Instance of
Graham, Burnham and Company, who
are assisting in financing the Key
stone State Fair project, for the pur
■ pose of going over the proposition In
detail, and with Mr. Brown's exten-
I sive knowledge of State fairs and agri
cultural societies, and Mr. Graham's
■ knowledge of speedways, they together
I Will figure out the possible profits of
fair and speedway combined.
Graham, Burnham and Company
have made an estimated valuation of
the ground, cost of constructing
buildings, speedway, etc., and are now
waiting information from Mr. Brown
to enable them to complete the finan
cial prospectus. After Mr. Brown
meets with the Keystone State Fair
officials, he will leave in company
with W. J. Stewart for Chicago, 111.,
to attend a special meeting at the offi
ces of Graham, Burnham and Com
pany, Railway Exchange, on the aft
ernoon of September 27.
Treasurer Xew York State Fair
Mr. Brown is now treasurer of the
New York State Fair, Syracuse, New
York, which position he has held for
the past sixteen years, and having de
voted the greater part of his life to
fairs and expositions, he is regarded
as one of the ablest men along that
line to-day in the world.
He first attended the Farmers Na
tional Congress at Boston, ten years
or more ago, by appointment of ex-
Governor Theodore Roosevelt and also
attended as delegate the congress at
New Orleans and Fort Worth.
Has Many Connections
He is also Secretary of the New
York State Agricultural Society, and
Secretary of the New York State
Breeders Association, both of said
positions having been held for 10
years. For fifteen years and at present
treasurer of the New York State As
sociation of County Agricultural So
cieties. For twenty-three years prior
to 1914 was secretary and manager of
the Genesee County, (N. Y.), Agricul
tural society. For twelve years prior
to 1914 was president of the Western
New York Fair Managers Association.
He is a life member of the New York
State Dairymen's Association; member
of the Elba, (N. Y.), Grange. He is
also vice-president of the hoard of ap
peals, American Association of Fairs
and Expositions. He has been for
years closely and actively asociated
with the various Fair Associations and
other agricultural societies. He was
recently elected chairman of the exec
utive committee of the Farmers' Na
tional Congress.
After Mr. Brown returns from Chi
cago he will become associated offi
cially with the Keystone State Fair and
Industrial Exposition, which company
can well feel proud in securing his ser

Tech High Seniors Out
Surveying the River
Prof. E. S. Wolf, instructor of math
ematics at the Technical High school,
had his first squad of seniors out along
the Tiver yesterday afternoon, ascer
tainin the width of the river, and the
height of the monument at State and
Second streets.
Prof. Wolf has the senior class di
vided into six squads of nine, and will
take them out • for field work every
afternoon and Saturday mornings.
They will lay off the garden plots, sur
vey the foot ball field, and other prac
tical work in connection with their
trigonometry and study of surveying,
during the year.
The building in Broad street, near
Third, known as Kinnard's Hall, where
Post 116, G. A. R. has been quartered
many years, and which has two store
rooms on the first floor, will change
ownership on the first of October,
when the title will pass from the joint
estates of L. H. Kinnard and Albert
Hummel to George J. and William J.
Colovlras, proprietors of the Phila
delphia Quick Lunch. For years the
Hummel Shoe Store and the Kinnard
Hat Store occupied the first floor. The
building was erected about 1874.
Send in Your Essays!
Boys and girls, you have only
three more days to send your es
says to the Telegraph on "Why Is |
Harrisburg a Better City For the i
Boys and Girls as a Result of the !
Improvements of the Last Fifteen i
The contest closes Friday morn
ing at 10 o'clock. Be sure to '
send your essays to the Telegraph
by tnui time. i
• The prizes will be $5, |3 and J1
for the best essays on the subject i
md the prize winning ones wilj be !
published in the Telegraph. All |
?ssays must not exceed 200 words ,
In length and Is only open to bovs ]
ind girls of the city.
Military Observers Are Confi
dent Ruzsky's Soldiers Will
Make Safe Retreat
Teutonic Drive Through Ser
bia Reported to Have
Been Started
While the Russian armies retreat
ing from the Vilna region apparently
are not definitely out of danger from
the German encircling movement,
military observers In the capitals of
the entente allies expressed confidence
that the ultimate escaoe of General
Ruzsky's forces is assured.
The German censor has passed a dis
patch from Berlin which records the
beginning of the expected Teutonic
drive through Serbia. It is indicated
that the aim of the Austro-German
armies will be to force their way to
ward Constantinople through the
Morava valley in which railway lines
lead to Bulgaria and Turkey.
Hi view of the commencement of
the Teutonic advance to the aid of the
Turks and to effect the cutting of a
land route to the Ottoman capital, the
definite announcement of Bulgaria's
attitude, asked by the entente allies in
a joint note is awaited with deep in
terest In the allied capitals.'
A German submarine which has
been operating in the Black Sea re
cently has been sunk by Russian ships,
it is announced in Odessa.
Off the British coast the British
steamer Linknoor of 4048 tons, has
been sunk, presumably in a renewal
of the German submarine operations.
Two more spies have been tried and
convicted by a British court martial.
One, a man, has been condemned to
death. The other, a woman, received
a ten-year jail sentence. Both have
been permitted to appeal.
Austria-Hungary is to appoint at
once a successor to Dr. Dumba as am
bassador to the United States, accord
ing to advices through Budapest. The
new ambassador, it reported will be
Kajetan Von Marcznvski, former
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London. Sept. 21. 12.16 P. M.—Two
more spies have been convicted by
court-martial. Official announcement
was made to-day that a man and a
woman of German origin, whose names
were not given, were found guilty yes
terday of attempting to communicate
information concerning the fleet.
London, Sept. 21, 3.21 P. M.—Premier Asquith inform
ed the blouse of Commons to-day that the figures he re
cently gave that nearly 3,000,000 recruits had joined the
British army since the beginning of the war did not include
any forces raised outside the United Kingdom.
DEBT WILL REACH $11,000,000,000
London, Sept. 21, 4.03 P. M. Reginald McKenna,
Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his budget speech to-day es
timated that the government's revenue for the current year
would be £272,000,000 ($1,360, that the expenditure
would reach £1,590,000,000 ($7,950,000,000) and that the
dead weight of debt at the close of the financial year would be
£2,200,000,000 ($11,000,000,000).
Berlin, Sept. 21, via London, 3.15 P. M. Prince
Joachim Albrecht, of Prussia, was slightly injured when an
automobile in which he was riding with a companion met
with an accident, and both were thrown out of the car. The
Prince's companion *yas more severely injured.
Berlin, Sept. 21.—8y Wireless to Sayville.—"lt is re
ported from the Balkans," says the Overseas News Agency,
"that the Serbian government has declared .the Serbo-Bul
garian frontier district a war rone."
Washington, Sept. 21.—N0 inquiries have been madr
by the Austrian Foreign Office as to the acceptability of
Kajetan Merey Von Kapos-Mers as ambassador to the
United States. In fact no inquiries J?ave been made regard
ing any prospective successor to Dr. Dumba.
Washington, Sept. 21.—General mobilization of all mil
itary force 3 in Bulgaria,, effective to-day, for the purpose of
armed neutrality, has been ordered by the Bulgarian govera
ment. Official announcement of this order was communi
cated by his government to Mr. Panaretpff, the Bulgarian
minister here.
Berlin, Sept. 21.—8y Wireleas to Sayville.—The Frank
furter Zeitung feports that a large British transport, from
Egypt for the Dardanelles has been sunk by a German sub
Cyrus H Leslie, Jr., and Martha E. Clark, Palmyra.
Rev. Williams Tells Methodist
Ministry They Ought Pro
vide Recreation
Duty to Help in Establishing
Sane, Well-Balanced
Social Activities
Church problems of commanding
importance were tackled vigorously
by local ministers, who were the prin-.
cipal speakers at the annual conven
tion of the Harrisburg District of the.
Methodist Episcopal Church which,
concludes a two-day session at Gettys-*
burg this evening.
Undoubtedly of the most impor-J
tance was the address of the Rev. A. S,
Williams on "How Can the Churtfo
Meet the Legitimate Craving For
Amusement'.'" After telling of the
! damage done by the cheap theater
and shady dance hall, he suggested
that the church heartily co-operate
in every legitimate enterprise to se
cure wholesome play and sport for
the boy and girl.
Dr. Williams said it is good to form
athletic clubs for ihe express pur
pose of drawing boys into the church.
"How Can We More Fully Utilize
Our Membership In the Real Work of
the Church and Kingdom?" was the
title of an interesting address by the
Rev. E. A. Pyles.
"Let us presume," said the Rev. Mr.
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By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., Sept. 21. —Con-
tinued general retreating movements
of Villa forces toward the American
border were indicated in to-day's War
Department dispatches. Brigadier-
General Pershinj/, at El Paso, reported
there were between live and seven
thousand Villa troops in Juarez or on
the way there from the interior.
By Associated Press
Pittsburgh, Sept. 21.—Federal and
state authorities, it was announced to
day, have agreed to lift to-morrow
the foot and mouth disease quarantine
which has been In force at the llerr'a
Island stockyards; for almost a year.

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