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HARRISBURG dSBb TELEGRAPH LXXXIV — No. 228 UNITED BRETHREN CONF CAMP MEETINGS Dr. Lowery, Conference Su perintendent, Declares Old- Fashioned Meetings Have Outworn Their Usefulness and Should Be Dispensed With; Urges Uniform Fi nancial System; Would Raise Minimum Salary Limit 3,000 CONVERSIONS IN CONFERENCE YEAR Great Strides in All Districts Because of Evangelistic Campaigns; Most Notable Gains Where Dr. Stough Exhorted Sinners; to Ex tend Work in Philadel phia; Bishop Weekley Pre sides Asserting' that several of the old fashioned "eampmeetingrs" of the East Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church have outlived their usefulness and are not bringing In re sults, the Rev. Dr. D. D. Lowery, con ference superintendent declared that Ihey should be dispensed with, at the session of the one hundred and six teenth annual conference this after noon in the Sixth Street United Breth ren Church. Dr. Lowery said that some of the camp meetings have become unneces sary, he believes, and that the confer ence delegates should take action on the matter. Strong comment for and against the proposal of abandoning the meetings arose on all sides, sever al of the pastors urging the retention of the campmeetlngs, and other claim ing that they >iad become big "re ceptions" instead of evangelistic cam paigns. The Rev. Dr. Lowery said that he hoped that something would be done. % Action on the matter was deferred un til the subject can be fully discussed. The suggestion itself came as a big surprise to many present, particularly thise from churches close to camp meeting sites. Urges Uniform Financial System. Dr. Lowery praised the Young Peo ple's Society rallies and Sunday school work. He advocated a uniform finan cial system universally operative, and asked the conference members to take action on a resolution to be present ed later demanding n. compulsory Indi vidual member canvass and weekly budget fund to be raised by each church. The conference superinten [Continued on Page 12.] Bryan Pays Tribute to President Wilson By Associated rrcss Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 29. Wil liam J. Bryan in an address here last night paid the following tribute to President Woodrow Wilson: "Happy for our nation that we have, in the White House at this time a President who believes in setting the old world a good example, instead of following the bad example which the old world sets in this matter. What an unspeakable misfortune it would have been, if In such an hour as this, the nation had been under the leader ship of a President inflamed by the false philosophy which has plunged Europe into the abyss of war." Painters' Torch Sets Fire to Fulton St. House Painters, using a gasoline torch 10 remove paint from the front of the home of Frederick Russel, 1530 Ful ton street, this morning, set fire to some wood work and an alarm was sent in from Box 31. The blaze was extinguished with a garden hose, however, before the tire companies arrived. ITALIAN BATTLESHIP LOST By Associated Press London, Sept. 29, 1:02 p. m.—A dls patch from the Stafani News Agencv of Rome says that the Italian battle ship Benedetto Bin sank following an explosion which resulted from the fire on board the vessel. The cause of the disaster has not been ascertained. THE WEATHER For Harrlsburg and vtclnltvi Fair, continued cool to-night anil Thursday! front to-night. For Eastern Pennsylvania i Fair to-nighti light to moderate vari able winds. River The AV'wt Branch nnil Upper North Branch will fall slowly. Lower North Branch will r l»e ■lightly this afternoon and to night and fall slowly Thursday The main river will fall slowly or remain nearly stationary to night and rise slightly Thuraday afternoon or night. General Conditions The tropical storm Is approach ing the Middle Gulf const. It has caused rains In tlir South \t ■antlc and Knst Gulf States and moderate galea on the Middle Gulf const In the last twentv four hours. The storm over the North Atlantic coast Is moving slowly northeastward. F"o»ta occurred again thla morn ing In the Susquehanna Valley and were reported heavy. Temperaturei S a. m.. 4S. Sum Rises, r.iStl a. m.| sets, BiSl p. m. T Moon I Rises, ftiOH p. m. / River Stage i 3.5 feet ah of.- low water mark. I Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, rt'J. l.oweat temperature. 44. Mean temperature. 53. Normal temperature, 01 , f LEADING FIGURES IN UNITED BRETHREN CONFERENCE V J ■Hi' * BISHOP W. M. WEEKLEY, Of Parkersburg, W. Va., Presiding at U. B. Conference. CHICAGO BANKS AGAINST LOAN But Financiers Favor It; Syn dicate Will Handle Project t \\ HAT BRITAIN AND FRANCE PROMISE TO (JET 1(1600,000,000 Essential points of loan to Eng land and France announced yester day : Amount $500,000,000 Term Five years Interest 5 per cent. Price to investor. 98 Price to under writers 96 Net yield to in vestor About 5.50 per cent. Net return to England and France J480,000,000 Total cost to countries (in cluding inter est) 625,000.000 Denomination of bonds SIOO up Purpoic of I.oan—To stabilize ex change in pounds sterling ana francs. Krnutt Expected— Adequate prices for American exports. Method —Money to remain in United States arid to be paid In in r.tiflment. Composition of Syndicate— Groups of bankers and financiers in the larger cities of the country or the more populous sections. New York Group —Now consists of of forty banking institutions; more are expected. Headquarter*— New York City. ' " j Chicago. Sept. 29.—That Chicago banks probably would not participate in the Anglo-French loan, as banks, but that the Middle West financiers as individuals would subscribe to the foreign loan, seemed the prevailing opinion in banking circles to-day as the hours of the departure ot' the loan commissioners passed. Many consul tations were held by Thomas W. La ment, representative of J. P. Morgan and Company, with officials of bond houses and through the morning he explained to them the provisions of the proposed li:in of $500,000,000 out lined by Baron Reading, head of the Anglo-French commission last night. Twenty-five bond houses were rep [Continued on Page 10.] City Suffragists Will Meet the Bell On its triumphal tour of the state the women's liberty bell will reach the outskirts of the city this afternoon at. 5.30 o'clock. It will be welcomed by scores of Harrisburg women in a long line of gaily decorated automobiles. The bell will make its entry into Harrisburg at Front and Division streets. It will be greeted by the suffragists and the Municipal band. Afterward a parade will form and after traversing the principal streets ot the city will disband in Market Square, where a big rally will be held to-night. Miss Emma L. MacAlarney and Miss Adello Potter will be the principal speakers. At the conclusion of a meeting at Dauphin shortly after 4 o'clock this p.fternoon Mrs. John Oenslager, city chairman, and Mrs. Harvey F. Smith, county chairman, assumed charge of the truck containing the bell and es corted it to this city. Mass Meeting of Hill Citizens Tomorrow to Boost New Bridge Loan Why Allison Hill believes the con struction of the proposed new bridge across the Pennsy tracks at Walnut street will be beneficial, not only to the east end of the city, but to the section lying west of the tracks as well, will "r.e discussed by numerous speakers to morrow evening at a mass meeting of citizens In Swab Hall, Thirteenth and Market streets. The meeting will begin at 8 o'clock and has been called by the recently organized Walnut Street Bridge Asso ciation. Half a dozen or more speak ers from other parts of the city as well as the Hill districts have been Invited to talk. Details for the meeting were discussed last evening at a meeting of the finance committee, when ways and means for financing the campaign were threshed out. The Firemen's Union went on record last evening at the regular meeting in endorsement of the proposed $300,000 loan to provide the bridge. Following general discussion of the needs of the bridge, especially wherein It applies beneficially to the firemen, the Union adopted resolutions voicing approval of the movement. HARRISBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 29, 1915. BT< 19HIH REV. DR. D. D. LOWERY, Of Harrisburg, Conference Superin tendent ABSENT WIFE IS "GOOD AS DEAD" So Bigamist Explains—Weds Twice and Gets Two Years in "Pen" "When you applied for a marriage license to wed the second time, you knew your first wife was not dead. Why?" "She's been gone for k year and a half and to me that was being as good as dead!" That in brief was the story of Har per S. Miller, charged with bigamy ex plained this morning to Additional Uw Judge McCarrell in September quarter sessions. Miller married Susan P. Miller in October 29, 1908, and up until a year and a half ago, Mrs. Miller left him five times for varying periods. When she left the last time a year and a half ago Miller said he made no ef fort to get her back again. In the meantime he met Elizabeth Kearney, represented himself to be a widower, "made love Just splendidly" and on July 12, 1915, they were married. Miller pleaded guilty and was sen tenced to the Eastern Penitentiary for from one to two years. Other eases that occupied the atten tion of Judges Kunkel and McCarrell to-day included: William O'Maro was placed on trial early this afternoon to answer to seven charges of felonious entry; George Heckert who was in dicted with him is a fugitive. Just [before adjournment the jury went out |to consider the charges of feloniously entering Reservoir park golf clubhouse preferred against Harry Cassner. He I stole golf balls, candy, tobacco and things. Streso Diinitroff was tried on charges of stealing flour from Penn sylvania freight, cars, while Nicholas Hager was acquitted of charges of fel onious assault. Sentences imposed Included Albert Pennington, fifteen months to two years for criminal attack; James J. Tieigle, false pretense, six months. Bills ignored included: Milton Kam merer, wantonly pointing firearms; C. IF. Messlnger, and George W. Nutchell, John Byne, assault and battery, and Joseph. Jr., and Charles Chiara, false pretense. Three Penna. Steel Co. Sales Managers Go Up The Pennsylvania Steel Company to day made the following appointments: Neil B. Salsich, district sales man ager at Steelton. Is made assistant sen oral manager of sales with headquar ters at Philadelphia. Robert Belknap, district sales man ager at Chicago, is made district sales manager at New York to succeed R. W. Gllllsple, who recently was made general manager of sales succeeding John C. Jay Jr., vice-president and general manager of sales who went to the Maxwell Motor Car Company, Detroit. R. W. Reed, assistant district mah ager of sales at New York, goes to Chicago, as district manager of sales. All appointments are effective October first. Soldiers Perish When Big Marsh Is Flooded By Associated Press l.nndon, Sept. '.lt. The Times Petro xrad correspondent saysi "A report which has been confirmed from n good quarter In that the Forty-first (iermiin Army Corps was overtaken by the flooding of tlie Plnsk marshes and be. Inn unable to escape nenrly the whole of the corps perished." AGED PARMER SHOOTS SELF Special to The TdUftipii Chambersburtf. Pa., Sept. 29.—John Moser, aged 65, blew out his brains this morning at his home near Mer cersburg. Moser was a retired farmer and about a year ago his wife went out among their four sons and two daugh ters visiting, leaving the father alone on the farm. He grew despondent t<nd when he became 111 took his life In a fit of melancholy. AWARDED CONTRACT Low bidders for the contract to complete the Federal building were H. L. Brown & Company of Mt. V'er-1 non, N. Y. The bid was As soon as bonds have been filed by thel contractors and approved work will be resumed. . J TJIE REV. CLINT S. MILLER Of Mount Carmel, Chairman Publicity Committee. $25,000 TOST BY CARLISLE WOMAN Infatuation For Philadelphia Man Leads Her to Give Him Large Sums of Money Special to The Telegraph Carlisle, Pa.. Sept. 29. With thej arrival of investigators from a number of companies which she represented, it became known here to-day that Miss Anna M. McCoinmon, for a numbfer of years in the real estate and insurance business here, has lost some $25,000 from money claimed to have been ad vanced during the past year to William Steale, of Philadelphia. Miss McCommon, In a statement is sued by her attorney, admits that her losses were occasioned by an infatu ation for the man who it is said is a resident of Philadelphia and claimed to be a stock and bond salesman. Af ter securing the money for the sup posed purpose of investing it, he is said to have written that he was a married man and that the money is not to be returned. He cannot be located. Part of the money belonged to Miss McCommon, the other being advanced, it is stated, by Mrs. Charlotte K. Frey er, owner of the Doubling Gap Springs Hotel, a noted summer resort near here. Miss McCommon is very well known throughout this section, and has been a leader in real estate and insurance work for years. Perseverance Lodge to Conduct Services at Masonic Home Sunday Perseverance Lodge, No. 21, Masons, will be in charge of the religious ser vices at the Masonic home at Eliza bethtown Sunday afternoon. The Rev. J. T. Spangler, pastor of the First United Brethren Church, a member of the lodge, will deliver the address at the exercises which will be gin at 3.30 o'clock. The Hayden Quar tet, including R. E. Steever, J. M. Hamilton, Howard H. Fralm, and Nev in N. Seltzer will sir.r. A solo will be given by Miss Haze! Fraini. The train on which the lodge will go to the Homo leaves the Pennsylva nia railroad station at 2.55 o'clock and returning leaves Elizabethtown at 5.50. Pickax Necessary to Remove Man From Bed Special to The Telegraph Frank ford, Del., Sept. 20.—1t took a jiicksx to arouse James Watson from his bed yesterday morning at Bayard, for he had slept, in a bed of concrete and it had hardened more or less during the night. Tt u-as late in the evening, after the rest of the people at Bayard had re tired, that Watson sauntered home ward. A new cement pavement had just been laid in front of the home, of Captain W. P. Wilgus, but Watson knew nothing about it and landed on it with both feet. Finding that he wad sinking up to his shoetops in the soft concrete. Watson laid down and both ered about it no more. It was morn ing when the workmen found him, fast asleep, and also fast in the concrete, which had hardened during the night' A new pavement is being laid. Survivors of Steamer Ramazan Given Freedom Ry Associated Press Athens, Sept. 28, vi& London. Sept. 29, 10.25 a. m. The Greek govern ment has released the Sikhs and Goukas who were survivors of the British transport Ramnzan which was sunk by a submarine. They were sent immediately to Malta on the Messa geries Maritlmes steamer Sibonl. Many of them had no opportunity even to obtain clothing. There has been no previous an nouncement of the sinking of the Ra mazan, a steamer of 3477 tons, al though a wireless dispatch from' Ber lin on September 21 stated that the Frankfurter Zeitung reported that a large British transport from Egypt for the Dardanelles had been sunk by a German submarine. JUDGE VAN CLEAFF DIES By Associated Press I Clrclevlllo, Ohio, Sept. 2». Judge I Aaron B. Van Cleaff, noted Ohio edi tor and statesman, died here, last night after a lingering illness in his 77th 'year. FIRE AT OLMSTED SUMMER HOME; LOSS NOT HEAVY Blaze Starting in Large Chim ney Is Discovered by Servants LOCAL FIREMEN HELP Hope and Friendship Motor Tractors Rush Over to Cedar Clifl' Fire starting this afternoon in the big chimney in the summer home of Mrs. Marlin E. Olmsted, widow of Congressman Olmsted, at Cedar Cliff, two miles west of New Cumberland, caused damage which may reach al most 31,000. The flames were discovered by Miss Luc-ie Howell, a maid, who called Miss Catherine Wemyss, a child's nurse. Miss Wemyss called on the Harrisburg fire department for aid and the Hope engine and Friendship chemical wagon rushed to the scene, both making the trip in sixteen minutes. This was the first out-of-town run for the new Hope truck. The blaze. It Is believed, started | Horn an overheated flue in the big chimney running up past the bedroom of Mrs. Olmsted on the second floor. The Harrisburg firemen upon their ar rival on the scene chopped through the woodwork in the main hall to flood the area between the partitions to pre vent the flames from spreading. Much of the damage was caused by water. A number of the servants kept the flames In check until help arrived. Among these were Carrie Russell, Maude Jones. Carrie Stevens, Paul Wrightstone, Paul Shutzbaugh, Ed v. ard Evans and Harry Evans. Mrs. Olmsted Is in Washington at present, but her children. Miss Jane Olmsted, of the Seller school, and Conway Olmsted, a student at the Harrisburg Academy, hail Just re turned home, and (hey helped to re-! move some of the furniture from the house.. Allies Ready to Begin March on Berlin, Belief of British Officer Special to The Telegraph Athens. Sept. 28, via Puris, 10:29 a. m. "I believe we are on the eve of the most Important operation of the war, namely the landing of troops In Macedonia to begin the march not so much on Constantinople as on Ber lan," said an officer attached to the General Staff of the British army on the Galllpoll peninsula who has conic to Athens from the Dardanelles front. "The two offensive forces arc gradually closing In. The Mesopot amia expedition 1« approaching nearer to Bagdad, and from the Suvla Bay- Gnha Tepe line an attack on Constan j tinoplo may Ix-gln at any moment." Hope Still Entertained For Coaldale Miners Pottsville. Pa.. Sept. 29. Hope for the nine entombed men in No. 11 mine of the Lehigh Coal and Naviga tion Company at Coaldale has not been entirely abandoned, even though the rescuers have been unable to se cure any trace of them. After a night of feverish activity, during which great rocks weighing tons were en countered and removed, the officials I believe that they will be able to get through and reach the imprisoned men some time during the day. The rescuers heard faint sounds during the night which they believe may have been the rapping of the imprisoned men. The rescue corps working to re lease the men entombed to-day reached the point where the two res cued men. William Wilklns and George l-foll.vwwd. w< rr ;•< the time I of the fall, but 'im-.' ■ -j-go from there to t s .-.. i j The rescuers • • i- the 'fall in whb.h tic • it were caught and wrecked and have some hope that tlu men are behind this. Superintendent Whlldln. in .hargr of the operations, to-dav expressed doubt, over the rescue of the men alive. He says the rescuers have heard no tap ping, and the men if riot reached to day will probably becotin the victims of hunger before reached. Attack on Serbia Is Expected in 15 Days Paris, Sept. 29, 2:17 p. m. The Athens correspondent of the Havas News Agency says it is now expected that Bulgaria will begin an attack on Serbia within 15 days. Grecians Growing More Enthusiastic For War Athens, Sept. 2>l. The successes of the allies on the Western front arc having a visible effect on the situation In Greece. The people are growing dally more enthusiastic in favor of war. Bulgaria Will Enter War on October 15 Paris, Sept. 2», t.45 p. ni. "Bul garia and the central powers liave con cluded a precise agreement, accord ing to uulhoritatlvc Information," says the correspondent at Kalonikl, Greece, of the Temps. "Under this agree ment Bulgaria will enter the war on October 15." SUPERIOR COURT RETURNS Official returns on the primary for Superior Court Judge nomi nations were filed at the State De partment to-day by Clearfield, I Delaware, Forest, Mercer, North umberland. Pike. Tioga, and Westmoreland counties. 1 Twenty-one counties show the fol lowing: Head, 76,30fi: Hiisclton, 40.200; Orlady, 67,897; Palmer, ! 42,818; Wallace, 1.1,801; Williams, 1 <U,O?-5. L I 12 PAGES GERMAN FORCES LOSE 120,000 ON LINES IN WEST Allied Army Continues Prog ress Against Kaiser's Troops, Commanders Report FURTHER ADVANCES MADE British Are Battering Third Line of Germans in Vicinity of Loos German losses in the recent battles Incident to the opening of the general offensive of the entente allies on the western front are officially estimated by the French War Office as equalling the strength of three army corps, or moe than 120,000 men killed, wounded or captured. Marked successes for the arms of the entente allies, those in France evi dently in continuation of their vigor ous general offensive started last Saturday, are recorded in the official statements issued in both London and Paris to-aay. on the western front the offensive [Continued on Page 10.] Germans Lost 120,000 Men in Recent Drive; Fighting Continues By Associated Press Paris, Sept. 29, 2.55 P. M.—German casualties in the recent offensive of the French and British, including killed, wounded and prisoners, were given officially by the French war office to-day as in excess of the strength of three army corps (more than 120,000 men). There is no interruption of the fight ing in Champagne. Progress of the French in the Artois region. Northwestern France, con tinues. North of Masslgnes, the war office says, 1,000 Germans surrendered. The total number of prisoners is in excess of 23.000 men. Plans for the campaign are now be ing drawn up by the Bulgarian general staff, the corerspondent says, with the assistance of numerous German offl ers who have arrived In Sofia. Bulgarian officers say no attack will be made on Greece. _ DR. LOWERS ' 1 The Rev. Dr. D. D. Lowery, conference superintendent ' a of the East Pennsylvania Conference, United Brethren I % Church, was re-elected superintendent for the twenty-third \ year late this afternoon. ' J LANDING TROOPS IN GREECE ) Berlin, Sept. 29.—8y Wireless to Sayville. —British and % French troops intended for service in Serbia have been land- S cd at Port Kathrin, near Saloniki, Greece, according to re % ports from Budapest received by the Frankfurter Zeitung, J the Overseas News Agency announces to-day. | 300,000 GERMANS ADVANCING \ London, Sept. 29, 3.35 P. M.—"Three hundred thousand j Austrian and German troops have begun an advance on the • Serbian frontier, in the direction of Orsova," says the Athens ■ correspondent of the Exchange Telegraph Company. 1 TURKS IN FULL RETREAT W London, Sept. 29, 3.28 P. M.—The British have won an I important success in Mesopotamia. The Turks are in full I retreat toward Bagdad, 1 I TO SHOW ROAD EXHIBIT ! Highway Commissioner Cunningham to-day arranged to have a State road exhibit for the Industrial Welfare ~u * Efficiency Conference here in November. The outline of the co-operation of the State governmental departments in the conference was arranged at a meeting to-day. TO DECIDE NOTED QUESTION Attorney General Brown has been asked to give an opinion to the State Department on the method of compu tation in the nonpartisan judicial nomination act fifty per cent, vote'clause. The Philadelphia nominations will be cited for I clarification. .. fj| ' Pottsville, Pa., Sept. 29.—John H. James, a confection er of Pottsville, was shot three times in the chest and in ' stantly killed this afternoon by one of three Italians with whom he had an altercation, following the sale of several M ice cream cones. The murderers escaped to the mountains. # Berlin, Sept. 29, via London, 4 P. M.—Recapture from £ the British of part of the territory won from the Germans C north of Loos was announced to-day by war office," I JMiiiWU/itiC LILLIHdtS ' K Krnr«t I'njnr ltiiaxt-1 mill Xnrvorrt Kathr.vn tlcmnipnii, cltr. a McCIMn, JohiiMtrMvn, and Jnne KlUabvtk Tbomp*on, I * POSTSCRIPT WILSON REVIEWS UNION SURVIVORS OF CIVIL STRIFE President Stands on Spot Where Johnson Saw Vic torious Army Pass 20,000 VETERANS MARCH Crowds in Pennsylvania Ave nue Rival Those of In auguration Times By Associated Press Washington. Sept. 29.—A1l that re mains of the Union army of 200,000 which fifty years ago passed in re view before President Johnson, march ed up Pennsylvania avenue from the Capitol to the White House to-day and was reviewed by President Wilson. Thousands banked along the line of march cheered the G. A. R. veterans There were Confederate soldiers In the crowd, and they did some hearty cheering, too. Scenes of patriotic enthusiasm marked the passage of the veterans, at President Wilson's stand. Pre-, quently the President waved his hat to the old soldiers. The hceering in the reviewing stand in front of the White House was almost constant. As a fife and drum corps of veter ans passed playing "Rally 'Round the Flag Boys" many in the President's stand joined in singing the chorus. [Continued on Pusc 9] British Are Battering Third Line of Germans Sept. 2St.—The British are battering the third line of the Ger mans in the vicinity of Tvoos. The French are maintaining their offensive In Champagne. The Germans In the ] Argonne apparently have been unable to make important gains and have re frained from infantry attacks. This sums up briefly the situation in the west as seen in London to-day. No great change in conditions Is shown, but England attaches high im portance to indications that the offen sive movement of the allies is not to be relaxed as was predicted in some quar ters. A short breathing spell has suc ceeded the hardest pressure on Ger man positions at the points weakened or shattered by the allied rush.