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Fleet ofSixty-five Allied War planes B HARRISBURG ll9si§ TELEGRAPH * VYY\r \T rt /"') BY CARRIEIi n CKNTs A WEEK. LAAAV AO. O- SIXGI.B COPIES a CEXTS. PROBLEM OF GRANTING TROOPS RIGHT TO USE MEXICO IS CAU Imperative That Trains Be Used to Bring Up Supplies as Speedy Transportation Facilities Are Essential to Further Progress WILSON TO FORWARD REQUEST AT ONCE Favorable Decision by Car ranza Bound to Be Serious ly Misconstrued by Mexi cans; Expeditionary Force Reaches Galeana; Villa Reported on Hearst Ranch Carranza Forces Are Withdrawn to Border By Associated Press El Paso, Tex., March 20.—Car ran7.11 troop-, stationed at Casas «.ramies anil other points ol' that section at the time General Per shing began his march into Mex ico now are located a I Juarez, opposite El Paso and in the rear oi" General Pershing's columns, it was authoritatively statcil to-day. No reason has been assigned for I lie transfer of troops from points inland to the howler. From reliable sources it is stat ed that a Carranza detachment allowed \ ilia to pass southward on receipt of a message from the bandit leader that he was not warring against Mexico. By Associated Press iOI Paso. Texas, March 20. —The problem of granting the United States government permission to use Mesican railways to transport supplies to American troops pursuing Francisco Villa overshadowed everything else in the Mexican situation here to-day. The reply of General Carran-a to the request of the government for per mission to use the railroads was ex pected to be sent forward to Washing ton to-day. A refusal will embarrass i he operations of the American troops, while the granting of the request, it was declared, would be bound to be seriously misconstrued by a consid erable section of the Mexican people and to be exploited by the enemies of General Carranza The unexpectedly rapid advance of i he expeditionary columns under Gen eral Pershing has forced the railroad question to an issue. Americans familiar with the country into which the columns are now entering assert that it is imperative that the railroads be placed at their disposal for the bringing up of supplies. Dr. 1. J. Bush, formerly chief surgeon of Madero's army, asserted to-day that the speedy transportation facilities were essential IO further progress by the American soldiers. The American force* ure reported Ht Galeana. ■Mexicans Have Advantage "Twenty miles south of there is El Valle and from that point the only practicable way of bringing up sup plies is by railroad," said Dr. Bush. "The valley converges here into a narrow deep gorge in which about 2,- 000 people live. The territory in which Villa probably will remain is em braced by an imaginary line between Chihuahua and Minaca with the Mexican Central Railroad on one side ind the Sierra Madre on the other. His soldiers have the advantage over 'lie Americans in that they will travel light with only a few days' provisions ind are seasoned men. well able to stand the hardships of mountain cam paigning in that climate." Dr. Bush said that lie had no doubt hat Villa was spreading stories of his wonderful victories over the Amer icans of how he had captured Texas and that Carranza had gone over to Ihe t'nited States. It would be easy, he said, for him to make the ignorant peons, among whom he is operating, believe the wildest stories. A shallow river and a winding wagon road, cutting like the two blades of a pair of scissors through the heart of i he Sierra Madre Oriental mountains, 10-day are the connecting link between Francisco Villa's retreating command and Hie pursuing columns of Hrlgadier- General John J. Pershing, if latest re [Continued on Page 2] THE WEATHER For Harrlaburir mill vicinityi In creiinintc <liiu<llue»« thin after noon, prohnlily follunol by light ■now. turning to rnln to-t.lßlit; Tueailny rnln; warmer to-nlicht nnil Tuemlajj lo«e*t temperature to-nlurht ahout 25 deKreeK. J'or Kaatern Pennsylvania: Inerean ln«c elnudlneaa nnil warmer to il iUh 11 proltahly rain or Know In northi-rn and wmtrrn portion*; Tuesday rain or anon and warmer; moderate, variable wind* becoming southeasterly. Hlver The Suaquehanna river and all It* tributaries will remain nearly Stationary to-nlsht. The tribu taries will probably ItcKin to rise Tuesday. * staite «f about 4.3 feet la Indicated for llarrlsburg Tuesday momlDK. General Conditions The slight disturbance that was over tbc Southwest, Saturday morning;, has passed rapidly* northeastward to the North *t lantle coast, followeil by an area of '-iKh pressure from the !Vorth west that now covers most of the eastern half of the country, with Its center over Pennsylvania and Maryland. Temperature has risen from 2 to denrees. Temperature; 8 a. m., ao. Sun: lilacs, OiOft n. m.; sets, 0:17 p. m. Vloon: Itlsea, 7i!W p. ill. Hlver Stnstci 4.1 feet above low- | water mark. Weather II iu hest temperature. I.owest temperature, IS. Mean temperature, 241. .Normal temperature, 30. MARJORIE, OF BATTLESHIP V / » ***•- j||jp MARJORIES STERRETT IN HER FATHER'S CIJOAK AND CAP MAR.JORIE'S FUND TO GET A LIFT ON WEDNESDAY "Defense or Tribute?" Is Spec tacular Production; Contribu tions Pass *IOO Mark It. was this little Brooklyn school girl's great idea that started news papers all over the United States boost ing for contributions to the Marjorie Sterrett Battleship Fund. Seventy-five newspapers have thrown their respec tive hats in the ring and the girls and boys and the older ones as well, have joined t|ie campaign with a will and already—so the New York Tribune telegraphs—the amount raised is well over SIO,OOO. Between 00,000 and [Continued on Page ".] FLEEING BANDITS, MOTHER HIDES WITH BABY IN MINE Mrs. Wallace Rogers Took Child 1,500 Feet Into Abandoned. Shaft: Only British Flag Respected El Paso. Texas, March 20. Mrs. Wallace Rogers of Detroit, Mich., ar rived here yesterday with her fifteen months' old baby and told how she had hid with the child for two days in the shaft of an abandoned mine near Cananea from Mexican bandits. Mrs. Rogers' husband is interested in mining property near Cananea, but was away from home when the little colony tied on the ap GOVERNOR CALLS FOR LOCAL OPTION i Makes Ringing Address For Enactment of Law by the Next Legislature Governor Brumbaugh yesterday! called upon the people of Western Peneylvanla to unite with those in tho interior counties for the election I l of a local option Legislature. In a aeries of addresses delivered in Pitts burgh and heard by thousands the State's executive made strong pleas for enactment of local option. Follow- 1 Ing his speech on Saturday afternoon on home rule he drove home his points in Savor of local option with forte and was everywhere given as [Continucd 011 I'a«e 7.] Two Associate Judges Overrule Superior and Grant Liquor License 11 y Associated Press Stroudsburg, Pa., March 20. At the Monroe county license court to day Frank Weinett, of Effort, was hrunted a license, the two associate judges having voted for it, thus over ruling President Judge Staples who , refused it a year ago when violations of the liquor laws were charged HARRISBURG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 20, 1916 ALLEN D. ALBERT TO BE GUEST AT JOINT LUNCHEON Municipal Expert to Speak at Noon and Again in Evening; Guest at Rotary Dinner Great preparations are being made by the Harrisburg Chamber of Com merce, the Harrisburg Rotary Club and the Harrisburg Civic Club l'or the reception of Allen D. Albert on Wed nesdaj. Mr. Albert, who conies here as the joint guest of the Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce, is president iof the International Association of Rotary Clubs and one of the most noted municipal experts in the coun [Continued on Page 14.] proach of the bandits. "The whole country around where | 1 was living," said Mrs. Rogers, "Is, filled with abandoned mines, the i shafts of some of w r hich have been: sunk 2,000 feet or more. Most of the American men were away when we heard of the approach of the bandits. ! "We lied to one of the abandoned [Continued on Page 12.] I BUSINESS FIRST SAYS CUNNINGHAM State Highway Commissioner Tells His Engineers to Re pair Roads Engineers, inspectors and superin- i tendents of two departments of the State Government met at the Capitol to-day for Spring conferences on their work and arranged for various details to be undertaken without de lay. The Public Service Commission was also in session with a big list of hearings scheduled. The engineers and superintendents' of the State Highway Department, [Continued on Page 7.] Garbage Officials Hope to Settle With Strikers Regular collections of ashes by the' Pennsylvania Keduction Company j stopped this morning when fifty-six I ashmen went on a strike for higher i wages. Officials or the company at I : noon said that they had not. employed I other men to till the, places of the ' strikers, as It Is believed an agree-'' ment will be reached by to-morrow : between the company and the em- i ployes. All of the garbage collectors 1 reported for work this morning. Every < effort will be made. It was said to-day, I 1 to have the ashmen on duty within a I few days. ESCAPED PRISON IN WAR PLANE STOWAWAY SAYS Son of Newspaper Man, For merly Head of Ledger Bureau Here, Tells Thriller SAVED BY AN AVIATOR Imprisoned For Breaking Cen sor Rules While in Cana dian Ranks With a tale of strange and wild ad venture Thomas A. Price, a free lanco ! news writer and son of Frank J. Price, who for some time was in J charge of the llarrisburn Bureau of the Public Ledger, reached New York : yesterday as a stowaway from the Eu | ropean battlefields. The adventures of Price range all the way from court martial and death in France to prison in Belgium, sub sequent on a warplane the English channel on a warplane and wind up [Continued on Page J2.] Baby Burned to Death by Bowl of Hot Soup Upsetting u big bowl of hot soup at 1 (he home of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. : Frank (Jorrnich, sfi Franklin street, Steelt.on, yesterday afternoon, little John Gormich, aged 2, received burns : from which he died a few hours later.. The bowl of steaming broth had i been set upon a chair in the kitchen ! while the mother busied herself about I the stove. Unnoticed, the tot grasped ! the edge of the bowl, toppling its con j tents over his head, face and chest . in a stream. Funeral services will be held to morrow morning in St. Peter's Catholic i Church. Burial will be made in Mount ! Calvary Cemetery. Subcommittee Completing A/rangements For National Convention in Chicago By Associated Press Chicago, 111., March 20.—The sub ; committee of the Republican national ' committee assembled here to-day for the purpose of completing arrange ments for the national convention next June.' A few of the committeemen i arrived Sunday, but a majority, canie on early trains to-day. Thieves Pick Lock to Steal S2OO From Middletown Butcher Entering the home of Edward Schuetz. Catherine street, Middletown. I by picking a night lock on the kitchen 1 door, thieves last night forced open a I desk in the library and stole S2OO in j cash. A bottle of ten-year-old whisky was also taken. Nothing else was dis- I turbed. Mr. Schuetx, a butcher, had the I money on hand from Saturday's busi ness and his receipts from a number jof his tenants. It is believed that the robbers knew the money was in the | desk. BETHLEHEM STEEL :TO LET U. S. FIX PRICE OF ARMOR Government Given Opportun ity to Find Out What Bill Would Be | That, the year's total earnings were '524,821,408.25; that its orders on I hand January 1 amounted to $175,- 432,895.19: that its employes number ed 22,064 in the United States; that jthe company was willing to manufac ture armor plate for the government |at practically the government's own i price—these are some of the high j lights in the annual report of the j Bethlehem Steel Corporation issued I to-day. ; Charles M. Schwab, chairman of the I board oi uirectors, and E. G. Grace, [Continued on Page 11.] Combatants Found to Be Still Strong, by Morgan Special to the Telegraph New York, March 20. —.T. P. Morgan head of the banking house of J. p. Morgan & Co., who arrived here yes terday from Liverpool on the steam ship Philadelphia, reiterated the de nial recently issued from his office here, that a new credit against Am erican securities said to have been ; mobilized in London, had been ar ranged by him for the entente allies. Thomas Taggart Appointed Senator to Fill Vacancy By Associated Press Indianapolis. Ind., March 20. Thomas Taggart, Democratic national i committeeman, was appointed United States Senator to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Benja min F. Shively by Governor Ralston to-day. Mr. Tagfiart expects to leave for Washington Immediately. The next Senator has been promi nent in politics in Indiana for 25 years and has maintained the leader ship of the Democratic party in In diana practically all of that time. The only offices Mr. Taggart has ever held were auditor of this Marlon county for two terms and three times mayor i of Indianapolis. LAW UNTIES LAST KNOT IN TANGLED BULGARIAN STORY Divorce ol" Sevasiia and Spiro Evanoff Is Proclaimed by Courts "OTHER MAN" IN SERBIA ? ■■ jShbe.. • «n| j*Bt4 Hi^HK |HPv SEVASTIA EVANOFF tlio final chapter Jn the unhappy story of Sevastia EvanofC, the prettiest maid In Steelton's Bulgarian colony, anil her husband, Spiro Evanoff, was written into the records of the Dau phin county court to-day when Presi dent Judge Kunkel was asked to issue a formal proclamation in divorce as appealed for by dark-eyed Sevastia. The story of the Evanoffs is the age old story of the triangle; the other end of the tale is lost somewhere in the mountains of faraway Serbia . when the hosts of Ferdinand of Bul [ Continued on Page 7.] "BABY WEEK" IS ENDED IN BIG BLAZE OF GLORY More Than SIOO Contributed by Organizations to Make It a Sucess Financially Well, it's all over, but it certainly i ./ds splendid! An*l did you ever see , such adorable babies—and such strong |and healthy ones? They don't raise evil anv better tliun right here in Har , rhtburg. and everybody says the Visit ing Nurse Association and the Asso ciated Aids and the other organizations i deserve all the credit thev are getting for their work for better babies and a better nation. ! "Baby Week" has come and gone. , Pi- by has made his bow to the public [Continued on Page 7.] "GENTLE" SPIiIXG TO II.WD CITY SOME MOKE KNOW Spring' will be ushered in at 5.39 o'clock this afternoon with light snow turning to rain later in the evening' according to the forecast of E. R! Demain in the local weather bureau] Slightly warmer weather will follow tomorrow, with the lowest temperature 23 degrees. TO OUT MUELLER Permission to formally take posses sion of Harry J. Mueller s desk as city forester will be asked to-morrow or city council by Commissioner E. 5i Gross, superintendent of parks and Public property. Mueller had been requested to resign by March 15 and 'Commissioner Gross has notitled him I that his final pay check was issued to him March 14. Mueller however, has refused to quit his office declaring that council having appointed him, must dismiss him. BOXER KILLED I V ACTION' By Associated Press London, March 20. Captain Dewar, son of Lord Dewar, sensator of the College of Justice of Scotland, bufc been killed in action. He was champion lightweight boxer of the; public schools. CARDINAL GOTTI DIES ' By Associated Press Rome, March 20.—Cardinal Jerome Mary Ootti, prefect of the propaganda died yesterday. Cardinal Gottl was born in 1834 at, Genoa and was made a cardinal in I 189 D, PLANES OF ALLIES BOMBARD GERMAN SUMBARINE BASEi Sixty-Five Machines Drop De structive Bombs on Zee brugge and Houttadc . 1 9 DKAD IN KENT RAID Four Teutonic Seaplanes In jure Thirty-one Others in I Attack on England By Associated Press London, March 20.—Sixty-five al- j lied aeroplanes to-day bombarded the Belgium coast town of Zeebrugge. All returned. Zeebrugge is on the Belgian coast i 12 miles northeast of Ostend. Since! the German occupation this port has j become of considerable importance, particularly as a German submarine base. It is one of the principal points from which submarine operation in the North sea are directed. The following official statement was made: In the early hours of this morn ing a combined force of approxi- ! mately fifty British, French and Belgian aeroplanes and seaplanes. j accompanied by fifteen fighting machines, left and attacked Iho j German seaplane station at Zee brugge and the. aerodrome at Houttade, near Zeebrugge. Return Safely Considerable damage appears to have been done. The machines on the average carried 200 pounds of bombs. All machines returned safely. [Continued on Page 12.] Visiting Boy Shoots Son of Host at Lewistown Playing With Revolver Special to the Telcgrapii Lewistown. Pa., March 20.—Charles Slienk, aged IS years, son of Daniel! 1 Slienk. was accidentally shot near the hear! by Reuben Young, aged 12, with j a revolver here yesterday. The Rev. D. Young and his son, of Altoona, were | visiting at the Shenk home when the accident occurred in the boys' room. ; Young Shenk's condition is critical I to-day. !— "V'" ' ** y** Tfr r>ll TA l 'E3 FIRE DESTROYS STEELTON HOME « t Steelton.—Fire, the origin of which has not yet been : [ I [ street, owned by the Oeorge W. Cumbler estate, and occu- j' pied' by a colored family, shortly after 3 o'clock this after- g i 1 noon. For awhile the flamis threatened the entire row of I I ; about a dozen houses but prompt work of the firemen con- JL J R fined the blaze to the one building. X , I DIVIDE COST SUITS | j I Harrisburg.—Costs were directed to be divided in the r g' suit brought by Edwin Snyder against Park officer Henry I ,j| Sears, charged with assault, by a March quarter sessions ¥ jury late this afternoon. The charge of assault and battery I 4 i against Henry Woodon was ignored. . * WIFE MURDERER DIES IN CHAIR j ' , Bellefonte, March 20.—Martin Kristan, of Pittsburgh, & * was electrccuted at the penitentiary to-day. Aside from • 1 , bidding his condemned man had no i I! ing to say. Kristan was condemned to death for the murder £ j■ of his wife in Alleg h< cc u»t . September 23, 1914. J < "IMMEDIATE PEACE TN SIGHT" > Galveston Tex., March 20.—"Immediate peace is in f < I sight," is one sentence of a cablegram received to-day from • ' 1 j London by a Galveston shipping firm, cancelling arranf t- ; 'j» fments made for considerable amount of ton- | > nage. ;!, KENTUCKY SENT TO GALVESTON ! Washington March 20.—Sailing orders of the battleship > * Kentucky, which had been ordered from New Orleans to '. ! I Vera Cruz were changed to-day to send the ship to Galves- ll ► ton. Secretary Daniels said there was no need for the ship f at Vera Cruz and that reports from the gulf coast of Mexi :o 1 *■ . . ► were optimistic. t 1 CLASH WITH VILLA IMMINENT I ► Paso, Tex., March 20.—A clash between the Villista ip t and Carranzistas forces is imminent, according to advice:, ]' t receieved to-day through General Gavira. Villa, fleeir.g if [ south before the rapidly advancing American tropps, is ap- J < ' parejitly trying to break through the Mexican-American 4 » ' rnr,lcn in r.n him . ■ • MARRIAGE LICENSES ► Joarpb Falonr.v ami Florence Crlmlla Cilhrrraan, Strellun. , John Robert Hurtling anil Knimn >loorc. city. ! I William Uinanuel Clark, llockrr»vlllc, an,l .Mluiilp Mantle \yc. n»rry (ownNhlp. i (jluieppf Verrovla and Conknnr.n Ormo, Steeituii. - > f U°J*® Au*wntii* Fulmer, city, and Alice Mabel Meycriy lluniuuoiidale.^ W Hnlpli K. Ingram, city, ami Mary K. Sunder*, Steel ton. I 3 1 yl p Ml 14 PAGES CITY EDITION ANOTHER GERMAN ATTACK ON FORT IS BEATEN BACK Repulsed in Drive at Position? on Pepper Hill; French Advance in Balkans ABANDON NEUTRAL ZONE i Entente and Central Powers Forces Arc Face to Face Along Greek Border By Associated Press \ Fighting about Verdun has again slackened, according to to-day's Paris statement, the only Infantry attack reported being an unsuccessful one by the Germans on the French posi i tions on Pepper Hill, north of the | fortress. The artillery activity has | been intermittent, reaching consider j able violence, however, in the vicinity of Malanoourt on the west bank of the Aleuse. French in Balkans Gain There is renewed activity in the Balkans, north ol' Salontki, a French column having advanced from the en trenched camp and occupied village* | near the Gr.ek border which Tou- I tonic and Bulgarian forces had en tered, according to news agency ad ! vices from Salonikl. The neutral frontier zone has now been efimi j nated. it appears and the forces of the ! entente and the central powers are face to face along this part of the front. Allied War Conference A war conference of probable mo mentous importance is about to open in Paris where military and political representatives of the entente allies are gathering. The Joint policies to , be pursued by the entente in the next I period of the war will be decided upon 1 by the conference, which will be pre [('ontinncil on Pago 7] Kahn Amendment to House Army Bill Is Debated For Two Hours By Associated Press j Washington, March 20. Repre sentative Kulin's amendment to the I House army bill to make the peace stiength of the army 220,000 men in ; stead of 140,000 was taken up for twe I hours' debate to-day when the llousi resumed work on the measure.