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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 227 ALLIED FORCES CONTINUE TO GAIN IN WEST French Declare All Countjr Attacks Have Been Beaten Off Successfully BUSS WARSHIP STRUCK Kaiser's Land Batteries on Gulf of Riga Silenced by Fleet The new general offensive of the entente allies on the western front has resulted in the gain of additional | ground both In the Artois region, near j Souchez and in the Champagne, ac cording to to-day's French official statement. All the heavy German counter attacks arc declared to have! been beaten off. French officers estimate that yes- j terday's futile attack by the German Crown Prince in the Argonne brought the losses of his armies in the various j recent assaults in this region up to j 100.000. Yesterday's German assault on the! Argonne positions is described by] French military men as breaking at' the first line of defense, which had! held up under the preparatory artll-1 lery tire of the Germans. The same i thing is declared to have occurred on i the three repeated attempts, the' ground being left thickly strewn with the German dead and wounded. The Serbian war office at Nish re ports two attempts by Teutonic forces to cross the Drina into Serbian terri tory both of which were repulsed. The Russians claim to have silenced German land batteries on the gulf of Riga by the fire 'of their fleet In a j recent bombardment. One Russian! warship was hit by a shell, it is stated, j The Serbian minister at Sofia is re- • ported in Budapest dispatches through j Berlin to have given notice of his in tention to leave Bulgaria, giving ill health as the reason. Berlin has a report that the efforts of Greece to obtain an agreement with Rumania for a common policy have failed. Greece also informed Serbia, according to Berlin advices, that she would resist the passage of foreign qv troops through Greek territory. Thi3 J supposedly has reference to reports that the entente allies would send troops to Greece if Bulgaria should at tack Serbia. Nine Killed When train Rushes into Track Gang By Associated Press Reading. Pa., Sept. 28. A Philadel fihia and Reading passenger train ran nto two gangs of workmen in a tun nel, near Phoenixvllle. Pa., to-day. with the result that six were killed outright and eight others were so seri ously injured that three died in a hos pital. The men were repairing the roof of the tunnel and were ordered to leave a track on which a work train was about to approach. In doing so tliey stopped in front of the passenger train anu were run down before they could jump out of danger. Most of the men killed were foreign ers. Among those who lost their lives was James Tilley, of Bridgeport, Pa., a foreman of one of the gangs. The foreman of the other gang. Wallace Zimmerman, of Tamaqua. was seri ously injured. Wharton School Not to Open Until October 11 Announcement was made this morn ing by Wendell P. Raine, one of the professors in charge of the registration of students for the Harrisburg exten sion of the Wharton school of the University of Pennsylvania, that the opening date of the extension school will be Monday, October 11, instead of October 4. as previously announced. Mr. Raine explained that the rush of student? at the Wharton school at Philadelphia has been unexpectedly heavy this year and the professors have been head over heels in work at tending to the registrations there. The Wharton school has become so noted as a business college that registrations have been recorded from all corners of the United States and the world at large. Already 1,325 students have been registered in the Philadelphia Wharton day and night schools. In the Harrisburg extension 75 of last year's students have registered as Juniors and 60 have applied for admis sion to the first year class. University officials will be at the Chamber of Commerce offices. In the Kunkel build ing, every evening except Saturdav of this and next week to consider appli cations for registration in the exten sion. THE WEATHER For Harrlahurg and Tirlnltri Fair, continued cool. to-night and Uedne»dnv; front In expowa place* to-night. For Eaatrrg IVnunyl vanla i Fair to-night and WedneiMlayi fr >at In eiponeri place* to-nliclit; llslit to moderate north i River " The Suaquelianna river nnd It* main bmnehe* will fall nlonly. \ stage of about 8.5 feet la Indi cated for Harrlahurg Wednes day morning. General Conditions No decided cbinxen In the distri bution of pressure over tile country ha»e orurred In the last twenty-four honra except In the Northwest, where the pressure haa Increased. The winds have moderated somewhat alnuK the Atlantic coast, but continue freah on the New England eoaat as a result of the storm central over the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Temperature! S a. m., 48. Hunt Rlsea. 5iM a. M.i seta, S:SB p. m. Mount Rlsea, 9i21 p. M.i seta, 8i35 n. m. River Stagei 3.# feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, 62. I.owest temperature, 47. Mean temperature. !W. Normal tempera lure, VL GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC MEMBERS OFF TO MARCH IN GREAT REVIEW AT WASHINGTON KtltiS hi S3 m&Bk HI .^Ejl^lHi^E^^^l&ll^llflH^amflP^BsNHGßflrsi VETERANS OFF TO WASHINGTON FOR REVIEW AND CAMP Nearly a Hundred From Har risburg Will Cover Route of 1865 Triumphal March Marching with martial step to the lively selections of the Commonwealth Band, less than one hundred veterans, members of Post 38, Grand Army of the Republic, paraded over the down town streets of the city to the Penn sylvania railroad station this morning ! for the special train taking them to Washington for the fiftieth anniver i sary of the grand review of the Army i of the Republic and the forty-ninth encampment of the G. A. R. Meeting at 8 o'clock this morning, the old soldiers, gray haired and bent, wearing their blue uniforms and Grand Army badges, lined up for the [Continued on Page 13] Four Are Thrown From Jitney When Police Cycle Upsets Auto Three occupants of a jitney, with j the driver, John Bennett, 1642 North! Third street, had a narrow escape' from serious injury at noon to-day,. when the machine collided with a pqlice department motorcycle at Green ! and Forster streets. The automobile i turned turtle, th& occupants falling beneath the car. Patrolman "Georfce Fetrow who was driving, the motorcycle ..was Jiurled a distance of twenty-five feet. He re i ceived a number of bad bruises and ; cuts on the arms and body, a gash on the head- and his uniform was badly torn. After helping the jitney oc lcupants from under the car. Patrol- I man Fetrow reported the accident to : the police department. He then went Ito his home, 1339 North Second street. 1 . Patrolman Fetrow said he heard no signal and that the jitney was coming too fast to stop. The occupants ot' the , automobile received bruises and cuts. | None were badly injured. I W. I-. Ralston, who resides at 1642 ! North Third street, was the only oc j cupant who gave his name. John | Bennett, the driver, was sent for by I Colonel Joseph B. Hutchison, chief of I police. The jitney was badly damaged | and was sent to the shop for repairs. Hummelstown Complains to Service Commission i The Public Service Commission re- I ceived this morning complaints lodged : bv the Borough of Hummelstown and | by P. C. Rhodes, Joseph Burkholder i and S. B. Zerfoss. citizens of said bor ; ough, against the Hummelstown Con : solidated Water Company, averring 1 that said company has increased its 1 rates for street lighting 33 1-3 per ; cent.: that the minimum flat meter rate for water has been increased from ' 20c to 40c per 1,000 gallons: that ad | vances in prices for water for domes i tic consumption range from 6 per i cent, to 00 per cent.: that the mini ! mum flat rate for domestic electric I lighting has been increased from SI.OO to $1.50; that the rates for domestic electric lighting has been advanced from 10c per K. W\ hour to 12c per K. W. hour. The complainant avers that the reason for the excessive rates sought to be charged is occasioned by an endeavor on the part of re '■ spondent to meet Interest charges on i an excessive capitalization and fixed | Indebtedness. To Discuss Further Plans For Boosting Bridge Loan Further plans for boosting the 5300.000 loan for the proposed erec tton of a new bridge across the Pennsy tracks at Walnut street will be dis cussed this evening at a meeting of the finance committee of the new Wal nut Street Bridge Association in Swab Hall. Subscriptions for conducting a cam paign are being solicited and a sub committee to raise funds has been ap pointed. The committeemen are sup plied with books and they will circu late not only In the Allison Hill dis tricts but in other parts of the city as well. \ SI PKRIOR COURT RETIHXS Cumberland. Juniata. I/ehigh, Mifflin, Sullivan and Union coun ties to-day filed their official re turns. making eleven counties re corded. They show the following for Superior Court: Head, 26,774; Huselton, 15,101; Orlady, 24,986; Palmer. 16,390: Wallace, 14,510; Williams. 20,702; scattering, 26. HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 28. 1915 THE "BOYS IN BLUE" MARCHING TO THE TRAIN. Tne upper pictures show the veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic from this city marching to the station to leave for Washington. In the lower etching are shown the following, from left to right: F H Hoy Sr nast senior vice department commander of Post 58. G. A. R.: Miss Irene Wagner, daughter of the post; Charles Beaver, past com mander: Fin I. Thomas, past commander; George W. Rhoads, past junior vice department commander- E B Hoffman past commander. SUFFRAGE BELL HERE TOMORROW; BIG NIGHT RALLY Miss MacAlarnev, Formerly of j Ilarrisburg, Will Address Crowd in Square i . j j j ' - i <■' -v. * ■ i MISS EMMA U MACAIiARNEY Who Will Speak at Suffrage Bell Rally To-morrow Gaily decorated with yellow flowers end streamers, automobiles hearing practically all of the city's most ardent suffragists will mpct the woman's lib erty bell at front and Division streets to-inorrow afternoon and escort it on a short parade around the city. The bell, which is being transported on its history-making tour of the State j on a huge motor truck, was met at the I eastern end of the ("Mark's Ferry bridge | late this afternoon by upper end boost - ! trs ot' the cause and taken into Hali j fax, where brief speeches were made. According to the itinerary sched uled. thousands of Dauphin county residents will have an opportunity to see the big bronze symbol of the worn an's appeal for political independence. Here at To-morrow After touring the upper end of the county the bell will arrive in this city to-morrow afternoon at 5.30 o'clock. Mrs. John Oensiager. city chairman, and Mrs. Harvey F. Smith, county chairman, will meet the em [Continued on Page 14.] 'JACK FKOST EXPECTED TO OPEN CHESTNUT BIRRS Jack Frost hit the high places in and about Harrisburg; this morning. More frost is anticipated to-night in exposed places. It is believed that a few more frosts like that noticed on the roofs by early risers to-day will open chest nut burrs. PRIMARIES IN NEW YORK By .Issccialeil I'ress New York, Sept. 28. Primaries were held throughout the Htate to-dav for the selection of candidates of all parties for state and county offices to be voted for in the Fall election. As there will be no gubernatorial election this year, the highest offices for which nominees win be chosen to-day were those of justices of the supreme court. EXPLOSION CAUSES FIFTY-TWO DEATHS INARDMORE, OKLA. Dynamite and Gasoline Cause Property Damage Amount ing to .$1,000,000 By Associated Press Ardmore. Oklai.. Sept. 28. Dis covery of additional bodies to-dav in the ruins at Ardmore, Oklahoma, in creased the number of known deaths resulting from yesterday's explosion of a gasoline tank car to 52; 33 whites and 18 negroes. The property damage is estimated at more than $1,000,000. There are at least two hundred injured, some of these probably fatally. The disaster was caused by the ex plosion yesterday afternoon of a tank car containing 3,000 gallons of gaso line. Six blocks in each direction from the Santa Fe freight and passenger depots were affected. Railroad men who were in the yard at the time say the car was sent to a siding on account of its "bad order." The car was leaking gasoline so that a pool of the fluid had formed on the ground under it. Ira Woods, car inspector, the rail road men say. mounted the car, un screwed the cap and peeped in. Just then thS gasoline became ignited. Woods, the car and every loose piece of material within a hundred yards was hurled through the air. Reports that there were two ex plosions were confirmed to-day. Dyna mite in the freight store house was set off by the concussion of the gasoline explosion. The damage caused by the shock was greater than that caused by the fire that followed. The dynamite ex plosion demolished nearly a score of buildings. Near the sidinjj on which I the tank car was placed were a num | her of wooden structures, part of ! which were occupied by negroes. In i this section a two-story frame build ing collapsed. Fifteen negroes in a Ipool hall of the upper floor, were kill ! ed. Search of the ruined buildings i proceeded all night and continued. A 'special police force of 75 men re j mained on duty throughout the night. :11 Men Entombed in Mine Near Coaldale Pottsville, Pa.. Sept. 28.—Nine of the eleven men entombed in No. 11 mine of the Lehigh Coal and Naviga tion Company near Coaldale by the collapse of the roof of the gangway, were still imprisoned at noon to-day. The officials have hopes of getting them out alive as the tunnel, in which they are believed to be, is well ventil ated. Gangs of twelve men, working in relays of four hours, are digging a way through the fallen coal and rock to get to their rescue. George Hollywood and William Watkins, two of the Imprisoned miners were rescued alive at 9.45 o'clock this morning. The two rescued men were in good condition. ROASTS LINEMAN ON POLE Special to The Telegraph Milton, Pa., Sept. 28. William H. Tyson, a lineman, touched a 2250-volt electric while at work on the top of a 30-foot pole yesterday and was fatally roasted. -■ i DELEGATES ARE ARRIVING FOR BIG U. B. CONFERENCE 116 th Annual Session Will Open Tomorrow Morning at 9 O'clock ! THE REV. OK. J. A. I.YTER Recording Secretary. Delegates to-day noured Into this city from all parts of Eastern Penn sylvania for the one hundred and six teenth annual session of the United Brethren churches of that district. The convention will open to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock in the Sixlh Street United Brethren Church. Sixth :ind Seneca streets, of which the Rev. p. H Balsbaugh is the pastor. Most of the delegates arriving to day were memliers of standing cora rContlnucd on Page 6.] Greece Ready to Resist Passage of Soldiers By Associated Press Berlin, Sept. 28 (by wireless to Sny vlllc). According to tlie Overseas News Agency, Greece lias assured Ser bia she will resist the passage of for eign troops through Greek territory. STRIKERS HETVRX TO WORK By Associated Press T/Owell, Mass.. Sept. 28.—Approxi mately 2,000 employes of the Untteu States Cartridge Company's plant here returned to work to-day after being out two weeks on a strike. The work ing force ordinarily consists of about fi.OOO men, ona-lialf of whom, it is *aid. are still out. 14 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT PEACE MESSAGE WIG-WAGGED FROM DOME OF CAPITOL Comrades on Georgetown Heights Flash Back An Answer By Associated Press Washington, D. C., Sept". 2 B.—Vet erans of the Grand Army of the Re public in their forty-ninth annual re union awoke here to-day to see wig wagged from the dome of the Capitol a message of peace. Men who were boys fifty years ago, returning again to celebrate a mighty conquest, had climbed during the night the long windlns stairs that lead to the Statue of Justice which crowns the Capitol and had flared to the warring old world a w r ord of hope for peace. This was the ushering in of the sec ond day of the Grand Army assem blage which will reach its height on Wednesday with the remarching of [Continued oil Page 13] BLLIEVED MEN BURIED UNDER FALL Pottr.ville, Pa., Sept. 28.—George Hollywood, 28, and Wiliam Watkins, 30, rescued from the Coaldale mine, reached an unobstructed section of the gangway after the officials had almost given up hope that any of the "en tombed men could escape or be rescued. Both were weak and had to be carried to their homes. Watkins helped Hol lywood who was almost exhausted, until they got beyr the danger line. They said that so far as they were able to ascertain the other men have been buried under the fall. GIRL STRUCK BY AUTO Harrisburg. Stepping out of the way of an automo bile into the path of a Johnston Paper Company delivery truck driven by Harry Shriver, late this afternoon, Char lotte Kaible, aged 14, 1609 Swatara street, was knocked down, receiving a deep laceration of the forehead. Philadelphia, Sept. 28.—The Isleboro Inn at Dark Har bor, Maine, owned by Dr. Samuel G. Dixon, Commissioner of Health of Pennsylvania, was completely destroyed by fire to-day. The loss is $200,000. DEATH LIST REACHES FIFTY-FIVE Ardmore, Oljla., Sept. 28.—The death list as a result of yesterday's gasoline and ensuing dynamite explosion was brought up to fifty-five this afternoon when the bodies of a man and two shiall children were found on the former site of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway freight depot. Doylestown, Pa., Sept. 28.—Mrs. M. V. Watson, who died in a street car in New York City last week with more than $60,000 in money and jewels on her person, left SIOO,- 000 for the erection of a Rotestant Episcopal Church in Phil adelphia in memory of her mother. Berlin, Sept. 28. —By Wireless to Sayville.—The Over seas News Agency sajfe that according to reliable informa tion Bulgaria and Greece have agreed upon the establish ment of a neutral zone between those two countries. Washington, Sept. 28.—Dr. Constantin Theodor Dum ba, the ambassador from Austria, telephoned the State De partment to-day from the summer embassy at Lennox, Mass., that he had been ordered home by his government and asked that a safe conduct be arranged for him. MARRIAGE Amnion W. DauKhrrt}- and I* earl C. Andrcwa, cHy. WELLS AND EBY IN HOT FIGHT WORRY BOSSES Democratic Machine For Eby, but Sheriff's Friends Are Confident COOL TOWARD FRITCHEY Fear His Election Would Put Ex-Mayor Fritchey Back in Saddle With the primary count still under way and the results of last week's elec tion not yet officially known, signs of discord began to appear last night in the Democratic-Washington camp. Friends of Sheriff Harry C. Wells, ono cl the fusion nominees for county commissioner, who is not looked upon with much favor by the bosses of tha "mule ticket" combine, say he will give John H. Eby. the present minority representative on the county board, the tight of his life for re-election. It Is generally conceded thtit not more than one- Democrat can be elected commis sioner this Kail and the choice lies be tween Eby and Wells. The returns indicate that the bosses went the limit in favor of Eby and threw the harpoon into Wells wher ever possible. Wells was elected sheriff lour years ago despite the lack of In terest displayed In his candidacy by the same combine that is now trying to rc-elect Eby and he has displayed (Continued on Page 7.) MOTOR TO HAGERSTOXVN Special to The Telegraph Shiremanstown, Pa., Sept. 28. A party of young folks which motored to Hagerstown included Misses Marian Kckcrt. Belva Ohronister, Claire Har« lacher and Marie Davison, Earle Har gest, Chester Gramm, Edward Arm strong and Percy Williams. The trip was made on motorcycles. CASH SAVINGS SYSTEM Special to The Telegraph Annville, Pa., Sept. 28.—The Peo ple's Deposit Bank has Inaugurated i the cash savings check system for the I public. The plan intends a saving ot two cents on the dollar. The unique idea has been adopted by many of the leading merchants and banks In the progressive rural districts of the coua* try.