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Ninth Annual Grammar School track and Field Meet Draws Thousands to Island
LXXXV— No. 125
Soldiers Will Not Be Recalled
Until Carranza Demonstrates
Control of Situation
State Department Getting Defi
nite Information of de Facto
Troop Dispositions
By Associated Press
Washington. June 1. lt was stated
authoritatively to-day that American
troops will not be withdrawn from
Mexico until the Carranza authorities
demonstrate control of the situation
sufficient to protect the American bor
der. A reply to that effect probably
will be made to General Carranza's
note. President Wilson was repre
sented to-day as ready to withdraw
the troops when possible but deter
mined to wait until the Carranza
forces can control~the situation.
Steps were taken by the War De
fContinued on Pace " ]
Deny Rehearing of Reduced
Rates From Coal Regions
By Associated Press
Washington. June I.—Rehearing on
the Interstate Commerce Commission
order reducing rates on anthracite
from the Wyoming. Lehigh and
Schuylkill regions of Pennsylvania to
eastern ports was to-day denied by the
Denial of the petition made by the
railroads probably w ill be the last stop
in the anthracite investigation begun
by the commission in 1912 and con
cluded more than a year ago with a
general downward revision of rates.
Reports Death of Girl.
Then Is Held For Murder
By Associated press
Providence, R. t., June 1. James
<~»'Brien. who first reported the shoot
ing of Beatrice Walter, a girl who
worked in a jewelry shop with him.
to her father early to-day. was held
by the police to answer for her death.
Chief Inspector O'Xeil announced that
O'Brien would be arraigned to-mor
rcw on a charge of murder. An
autopsy, he said, was expected to
asnst the authorities in their investi
gation. Miss Walter was the daugh
ter of William H. Walter, municipal
inspector of boilers.
When O'Brien went to the girl's
father he said the shooting occurred
in a vacant lot near, her home. Ac
cording to the nolice he later claimed
that a revolver fell from the girl's
hand and she was accidentally shot.
A subsequent story attributed to
•'Brien by the police was that the
young woman shot herself after say
ing several times: "It would he nice
for us to die together," and that he
then attempted suicide, but the bullet
struck a belt, buckle and a button. He
other shots in the air afterward
to attract help according to the story.
A revolver was found near the body.
Physicians said Miss Walter had been
cead two or three hours when O'Brien
reported the shooting.
By Associated Press
Washington. June I.—Attorney-
General Gregory said to-day that con
sideration of whether the Standard Oil
company has committed any con
'empt of court by \iolating the Su
preme Courts' dissolution decree had
reached a final stage in the Depart
ment of Justice, where while no
final decision has been reached, the
government's course, one way or the
o'her, would probably lie decided by
the next few developments which are
expected soon.
For HarrlnhurK and vicinity: Fair
to-night and Krlilt* j nomeu hnt
higher temperature.
For Fastern l'cnn»> I vfinln: Fair to
night Rni | pr<ii»ahi> PrMayt rid*
Inu temperature: light, variable
The «u*quehannn river and all it*
tributaries will fall alow I.v. K
atage of about FL.O feet IN Indicat
ed for Harrliburf Friday morn-
C«eneral < oudltlon*
I'nder tlie Influence of an area of
moderately high prennure. with
ItM eenter over PeiumyUnnia and
New York, clear, cool weather
prevail* over the greater part of
the country cnaf of the Miaaln
aippl river.
It la n to 10 degree* cooler lu South
western Kansa*. Northern Colo
rado. yominK, \orfh nu«l South
Dakota, Western Minnesota and
In the < anndlnn province* of
Manitoba. Sn*katehevvan. Alberta
and British < olumblat elaewhere
there ha* been a general rlae In
the temperature.
Temperature: 8 a. m.. .18.
Sun: Rlaes, 4:38 a. m.: acta. 7:27
p. m.
Moont Flrat quarter, June K Oißft
p. m.
River Mage -">.2 feet above low
water mark.
Ye*terday*a Weather
Highest temperature. 70.
l.ovveat temperature. 00.
Mean temperature, 6.",
.Normal tempernfure, 00.
Have the Harrisburg
Telegraph Follow You
If you are leaving the city, If
only for a day, do not fall to
have the Harrisburg Telegraph
follow you. It is the only way
you can keep informed about
hotne affairs.
The Telegraph mailed to any
address in the United States or
Canada is the same as when de
livered to your home, six cent* a
week. Address may be changed
as often as desired.
Ship of Antarctic Explorer Is
Crushed by Bergs; Reaches
Land in Whaleboat
Greater Portion of Crew Ma
rooned in Ice Cave: Urgent
ly in Need of Help
London, June I.—A further mes
sage received to-day from Lieutenant
Sir Ernest Shaekleton, the Antarctic
explorer, whose arrival at Port Stan
'e >"« Falkland Islands, was mad<
i known yesterday, shows that the ex
pedition had a remarkable escape.
After meeting with almost uunprece
dented weather In the early part of
1915 the lieutenant's ship. Endurance,
was badly nipped by great icebergs,
and afterward foundered.
Sir Ernest succeeded in getting off
al! his men and some stores. Terrible
privations were suffered. After a
most hazardous journey the explorer •
reached Elephant Island. The scarcity
of food became so serious that he de- j
oided to leave the greater part of his
men while he set off for help. Ra
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Wilson on Foot Will Lead
Big Preparedness Parade
Washington. June I.—President Wil
son. marching on foot, will lead the
, preparedness parade here. Flag Day,
June 14. Afterward he will review the
procession and deliver a Flag Dav ad
dress to the marchers.
When a local committee asked the
j President to-day to review the parade
I he replied enthusiastically that he not
only would review it but would march
in it The President also promised that
if possible he would give permission to
all government employes in Washing
ton to march. He said that he would
start with the procession at the begin
ning. march to the reviewing stand and
I then drop out for the review.
Members of the President's cabinet
and other officials probably will march
j with the President who feels that by
marching himself he will most emphat
ically show his personal interest in
the demonstration.
To-morrow President Wilson will 1
igo to Annapolis to present diplomas
to the graduating class at the Xaval,
Academy. He expects to leave Wash
! ington to-night on the naval yacht
Mayflower, arriving at Annapolis to- ,
morrow morning. He does not expect i
to make a speech.
-The President also will go to West '
, Point June 13 for tlie graduation ex
ercises at the Military Academy, and
probably will make an address. He
decided to go to both West Point and
Annapolis to further demonstrate his
interest in preparedness.
Has Plan to Make This
City Honeymoon Mecca
Hotelkecpers can be on the lookout
for an unprecedented rush of visiting
brides and grooms from now until the
end of the month, for Wilmer & Vin
cent have announced that they will
entertain all out-of-town newlyweds
.free of charge at the Majestic theater.
If this news linds its way to the As
sociated Press wires, maybe marrying
couples from al! over the State will ar
range their trips to include Harris
burg, for the records show no previous
sign ol hospitality similar to that
Manager Hopkins sprung on Cupid to
"Tell all the papers on your ex
-1 change list to print this story," he said,
"so that brides and grooms coming
this way will be sure to bring their
marriage certificates with them. They
will need these to prove that they are
newlyweds. and these papers will an
swer as passports to the theater.
"Maybe others will join in this
movement and make this city the most
attractive place in the world for
honeymooners. The Chamber of Com
merce or the Rotary Club or somebody
ought to see that there's an automo
bile at the service of brides and
grooms to take them on free trips
through our pretty parks. It wouldn't
|be long before the whole country
would be talking about the city's hos
Coal Goes Up Ten Cents
Ton; More Raises Coming
A number or retail coal dealers in
j the city announced an inerease of ten
: or fifteen cents a ton in the prices of
' all grades cf hard eoal effective this
Although several of the dealers said
that they had no definite plan to an
nounce in regard to the rumored fifty
cent increase of several months ago.
it is believed that the price will be
gradually increased until October 1,
jWhen the maximum mark will be
i reached.
i An increase of from 43 to 50 cents
a ton in the wholesale price of coal
| from the mines Is responsible accord
ing to the retailers and this added cost
was placed on the bills during May.
The increase in retail figures, however,
was not made until to-day. but the
j consumer will have to pay at least 45
cents more per ton for anthracite coal
after October 1, 't was said.
The demands granted by the oper
; ators to the miners is the cause of the
jump, according to the announcement,
together with the scarcity of labor. A
i gradual increase In retail price is ex
i pected, however. All sizes and grades
of coal are affected.
By Associated Fress
Norfolk. Va., June 1. The new
supderdreadnaught Pennsylvania will
be commissioned at the navy yard
here June 2. with Captain Henry B.
Wilson in command. After provision
ing and coaling, which is expected to
take about ten days, the Pennsylvania
will proceed to Philadelphia, arriving
there June 21 where j-he will he open
to public Inspection during the con
vention of Ad clubs,
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The first ten honor men in the Senior class of the Technical High
School were announced this morning by Dr. C. B. Fager. principal of the
school as follows: Russel Lowry. valedictorian; Charles S. Gerberlch,
snlutatorian: Paul Strickler, Harry Liddick. Karl Lisse. Herman Marks,
Rcbert Fleck, Rtissel Matthew, Philip Beck and George Landis.
Honors for members of the gradu-|
ating class of the Technical High
School were announced this morning
by Dr. C. B. Fager, principal of the
school and included the following
students: Russel Lowry, valedictory; j
Charles S. Gerberlch. salutatory; Paul
Strickler, Harry Liddick. Karl Lisse. j
Herman Marks, Robert Fleck. Russel
Academy Commencement Ora
tor Says Older a Man Grows
More Life Should Hold
The commencement exercises of the
Harrisburg Academy were largely at
tended at the Orpheum theater this
morning by the parents and friends
of the graduating class. The twenty
seven alumni-to-be were seated on j
the stage wittt members of the faculty, !
the president of the board of trustees
and the speakers. Updegrove's or
chestra played. The Rev. Dr. George !
Edward Hawes opened the exercises
with Scripture reading and prayer and ,
the Rev. F:ilis X. Kremer closed with
the benediction.
William Lyon Phelps. Ph.D., profes
sor of Literature at Yale University, ;
(Continued on Page 14)
Republican National Commit
tee Hearing Arguments on
Scats of Delegates
By Associated Press
Chicago, June I.—The Republican
National Committee met here to-day
at the Coliseum for the purpose of
hearing and deciding forty contests,
involving the rights of sixty-two dele
gates to seats in Hie national conven
tion next Wednesday.
The committee, which was called to
order by Chairman Charles D. Hilles, .
made plans to devote three days to ,
hearing arguments of the contestants,
though individual members expressed
the belief that not more than two days
would be required in disposing of the
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*500,000,000 in MUNITIONS
Washington. June 1. Export sta
tistics assembled yesterday in the Bu
reau of Foreign and Domestic Com
j inerce indicate that munitions ship
' inents to Europe will pass the $500,-
000.000 mark before the war has gone
two years. At the end of April guns
and ammunition valued at $388,000,-
,uOO had been exported. That month's
shipments set a record of $60,000,000.
i Gunpowder shipments In April
amounted to $23,000,000: cartridges,
j $4,000,000: firearms. 52.000,000; other
explosives, $30,000,000.
Milwaukee Archbishop Asks Priests to Preach Against "Ex
posure of Naked Arms, Breasts and Shoulders"
Milwaukee, Wis., June 1. Warn
ing!! that women and girls "Indecently
attired" would be refused holy com
! munion were voiced to-day by many
Milwaukee Catholics. The warning
came in the form of a letter from
Archbishop Sebastian Messmer of the
I Catholic clergy of the diocese. It
sail! in part:
"Immodesty and indecency in the
1 j manner of dress worn by women and
girls is a most distressing and ill
' boding feature of modern society. It
beccmes the strict duty of Catholic
; clergy to warn the faithful against
evil which ie the cause of so
j Matthew, Philip Beck and George
Landis. The ten students to receive
the honors finished with grades in that
j order.
Announcement was also made of
\ the speakers for the Commencement
exercises. Russel Lowry will deliver
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Poisoner Is Denied New Trial;
Thanks Court and Expresses
Sorrow For Crimes
By Associated Press
Xew York, June I.—Dr. Arthur
Warren Waite was to-day sentenced
to die In the electric chair during the
week of July 10—the penalty for the
murder of his father-in-law, John E.
Peck, of which he was convicted.
When Dr. Waite was presented to
the bar, his counsel moved that he be
j granted a new trial. This was denied
i by the court and sentence was then
j imposed.
When Justice Sliearn concluded the
sentence. Waite delivered a short
1 speech in which he expressed appre
! elation of the manner In which his
trial was conducted and his thanks to
i the court, the prosecutors and to his
own attorney Dr. Waite said he was
very sorry for his crimes and for the
trouble and suffering he had caused
j others. He declared that he hoped
[Continued on ''aire 4.]
Paul N. Furman and Henry G.
Wasson Reach Chicago; Will
Work For Governor
By Associated Press
Chicago. June 1. Campaign head
quarters were opened in Chicago to
day for two more "favorite sons" can
didates for the Republican nomination
for President.
Paul K. Furman. of Harrisburg, ap
peared In the interests of the candi
dacy of Governor Martin G. Brum
• baugh. of Pennsylvania. National
( Committeeman Henry G. Wasson and
Furman will direct the pre-convention
"Governor Brumbaugh's name will
be presented to the convention and
will not be withdrawn until his
friends are convinced that there is
no chance for his nomination," said
Mr. Furman.
State Chairman C. A. Rawson. of
lowa, brought the boom of Senator
Albert B. Cummins.
John VV. McGrath, private secretary
to Theodore Roosevelt arrived from
St. Ixiuis to remain after the conven
tion. He said Colonel Roosevelt had
made no plans to come to Chicago for
I the convention.
Senator Reed Smoot of Utah, and
Republican national committeeman
from that State, who arrived to-day
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much sin and scandal. A sermon
pteached at an early date (within two
or three weeks in the Catholic
churches of our diocese will help
powerfully to pre'vent among our girls
and women indecent exposure of
naked arms, breasts and shoulders
which has become particularly osten
tatious during the warm summer sea
son. Tell your people who dare to
appioach the holy table while In
decently attired they will lie refused
holy communion Let them cover,
their arms and shoulders, at lenst inj
church, aa every Christian woman
should." i
Violent Fighting Continues, but
No Further Gains Are Re
corded For Germans
Battering Their Way Through
Italians Southeast of
The momentous battle at Verdun
shows no signs of slackening In vio
lence. but the latest official reports,
in contrast with most of those issued
during the last few days, record no
further advances for the Germans.
The center of the bitterest fighting
has shifted somewhat the southwest
of the front between Cumieres and
Head Man Hill, west of the Meuse.
where the Germans have scored most
of their recent gains. Dead Man Hill,
or the ground in its immediate vi
cinity, has been the scene of the last
infantry engagements. The Germans
attacked the French positions here
last night, but were completely re
pulsed, according *o this afternoon's
bulletin front Paris, the German de
feat following a success for the
French achieved yesterday, when they
captured front the Germans a forti
fied position southwest of the hill.
Struggle Growing Intense
Unofficial reports from Paris point
to the growing Intensity of the des
perate struggle at Verun. They de
clare. however, t ha' despite the tre
mendous efforts of the Germans the.
French first line west of the Meuse is
still unbroken and that the Germans
must score further advances here be
fore they can force the main issue
by carrying the battle to the opposite
bank of the Meuse, where the Bras-
Douamont-Vaux line continues to bar
a direct advance upon the fortress.
Current bulletins on the campaign
In the southern Tyrol record con
tinued gains for the Austrians. who
are battering at the line southeast of
overtero, running through the regions
of Schlo, Arsiero and Asiago. The
Italians admit withdrawal along some
sectors of this front, but as yet there
has been no breach In the main line
of their defense which bars the way
to the Venetian plain.
Last Teuton Drive Greatest
of Entire Verdun Operations
By Associated Press
Paris, June I. More complete
accounts reaching here from Verdun
show that the battle which raged from
; May 27 to May 30 and which ended
j according to a statement of the French
i War Office in a costly check for the
Germans, was the greatest effort made
! by the Teutonic forces in the whole
I Verdun operations. More and heavier
guns and denser masses of troops
were assembled along the three miles
! of the French front from Hill 304 to
the Meuse than in any previous at
i tack.
The French stood firm under an
I avalanche of shot and shell and drove
j back wave after wave of a flood of
I Teutonic infantry. They only sur
rendered about 100 yards of ground
at Little Caurettes wood where a
I tiench had been obliterated by the
I terrific fire of the German big guns.
According to information given by
prisoners the German forces con
! sisted of two fresh brigades with three
I companies of pioneers. The mission
!of the latter troops was to work
| around Cumieres and reach the Chat
, tancourt village by the road running
parallel to the railroad. In the mean
time two other regiments were order
ed to creep along the bank of the
: river and seize the Chattancourt Rail
■ road Station to the west of the vil
lage. Another brigade was instructed
to storm the woods which border
Chattancourt to the west, while other
detachments acting still farther to
the west were to support the attack.
In the opinion of French military
ciitics the result was not only a costly
j failure for the Germans but a suc
! cess for the French such as they have
rarely attained.
Fiercest Fighting of War
The Germans suffered so heavily
that they ceased further attacks while
the French by a prompt counter at
tack re-established themselves again
south of Cumieres and won an im
portant point of vantage on the
southwestern slope of Dead Man
! Hill.
It develops that during yesterday's
battle west of the Meuse the Germans
sef bark the French line between !
j Dead Man Hill and Cumleres for a
1 distance of three quarters of a mile.
The French battalions however, which
I had returned hefoie the unprecedented 1
artillery fire reformed and made a
j desperate counter attack supported by
j reinforcements. After nearly two j
i hours of violent fighting they re
covered all the lost ground. Tha in-!
fantry fighting In this
described as the fiercest of the war.
Eight Fresh Divisions of
Germans Thrown Into Verdun
Paris, June 1. Verdun is .more
j than ever the central point of the
whole war and critics here are confl- i
, dent that the enemy Is making a su
| preme effort to win a quick success.
[The fighting increases in violence with
| each fresh onslaught attack follows |
'attack with only sufficient pause fori
| the preparatory bombardment and
with unexampled fury. The enemy is
' now announced to have thrown In no
i less than eight divisions from other
I fronts during the last twelve days.
I The three battles which were fought
lon April 9. May 3 to May 8, May IS tol
May .10 took place on the left bank of'
•the Meuse. The tide lias ebbed and
j flowed over a fixed line formed by the!
j Retlilncourt-fumieres road and the;
situation remains unchanged to all In
tents and purposes from what It was
three months ago. The French first '
line '* still unbroken. The Germans
can obtain no military result until they)
force the second line and reach (,'har
ny. There only can they hope to car- 1
£ Continued on Face 3J.
Baby Girl Hurt in Fall, hut
None Are Seriously
Nearly 2(M( Youngsters Testing
Their Wind and 1 -egs on
Island Park
A small girl. Sylvia Clelan, 2 years
old, 315 Buckthorn© street, was in
jured. but not seriously, and scores of
other youngsters and some grown-up
folks got the shock of their lives
when a section of temporary bleach
ers on the west side of the Island
track collapsed during the annual
Grammar school meet.
The little girl was with her mother,
who resides at 315 fiuckthorne street.
Phe was taken lo the Harrisburg hos
The first event of the meet had
hardly been announced when the
structure, where a hundred little
youngsters were seated, collapsed.
The ninth annual grammar school
track and field meet was held on city
field. Island park, this afternoon.
Every grammar school in the city
was represented. Thirteen of the
schools had 200 athletes entered in
the ten events on the program. The
crowd was estimated at between 5,000
and 7,000.
The march to the Island hegan at
1 o'clock. Singing and cheering, the
girls and boys marched through the
principal streets to Market street,
where they formed one big procession
and headed by the Coinmonwealtlt
band, furnished by William Strouse,
proceeded to Island Park.
Sections of seats were assigned to
each school having entries, and the
lower section of the stand was given
over to parents and schools not partici-
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Mrs. Cowles Heads Women;
Vote to Join Federation
New Vork. June 1. Mrs. Josia.h
Evans Cowles. of Los Angeles. Cal.,
hat been elected president-general of
the Federation of Womens Clubs by
a large majority, defeating Mrs. Sam'l.
B. Sneath, of Tiffin, Ohio.
. 0.. ,'une I—Ohio • ■ opened their I
:ion here this afternoon witl 5
earing Secretary of .War Baker deliver the 1
h. selecting Presidential ele<
; until August 30. when they will return to S
idopt a paltform, indorse candidates and form-
rampaign. I
g.—The Board of Public Grounds and Build- L
jproved schedule of supplies for the dc- ''
a year and awarded the contracts for the j!
s among the persons and firms who bid last 1 '
| month. The names of the bidders have already been printed
i in the Telegraph. * ►
T Willesmstad, Curacao. June I.—Twenty persons were \
i or v.-our.'.ied in an outbreak at Mai . Venezuela IJ
i o'clock this afternoon Lincoln was leadinj J I
i I
j ||
i schools were bunched. I
T «r
X Harrisburg.—The State Board of Public Grounds and 1 :
Buildings to-day determined to hav< students of the ][
I Department of Horticulture ot the State College make the V
survey of the Capitol Park extension district under the !
| supervision of Superintendent Rambo. The work will
& done as soon as possible. The board decided to have a 1
i competitive selection of a landscape architect for the plans«
for the permanent embellishment of the extension and the 1
older portion of the park. This will be held under Mr. Ram- * *
bo's selectoin. ;
Philadelphia. June I.—State Senator Edwin H. Varc's® ►
; campaign for renomination required $10,747, the largest
* ing to the expense account filed to-day. Congressman Wil- >
I I ham S. Vare spent $1,760. Horace Geiger, for nomination, )
4 > as State Representative, $2,962.
I Harrisburg.—Ex-President Roosevelt, during his ten- >
J » minute stop in the city between trains to-day would not ' *
I discuss Presidential possibilities. He was warmly greeted
i at Union Station. ' ►
s lUHiitu/ iut. uctiiiw.) ' '
1 ttohort l.cnnartl .Millrr ami Ruth Hr.Null.v, ( hamlifrNhurg,
£ Harry llrtiliakcr, tltoona, and .Nrlllr Hlanrhr l)r>e, Tyrone.
1 < hiirlea Fdtvard Hump unci Gertrude Mae Manning, .Newport. fl -
C John Fred Duuer and Fannie I.aFerner, Altoona. , >
Seems His Ardent Efforts Were
Long Unappreciated in His
Own Home Town
Rather Likes It Within the Cold
Gray Walls Since They Lei
Him Use "The Slide"
Josh Stewart, one of Middletown'«
most faithful trombone practitioners,
whose ardent efforts have heretofore
gone unrecognized and unrewarded, is
to get a job in a bund at last.
Word to that effect was brought
here to-day by Deputy Prothonotary
Elmer K. Krb, who accompanied Sher
iff W. W. Caldwell and Josh to Phila
delphia yesterday. The latter, who re
cently purloined a suit of clothes from
a Middletown store, was sentenced to
the Eastern Penitentiary for a fifteen
months to three-year term, lie had
been released from the State institu
tion only a month ago after having:
served four years. Warden McKenty
and underkeepers greeted Josh effu
sively as he entered the portals.
"Ah." genially welcomed an under
keeper. according to Mr. Erb, as Josh
gingerly stepped inside, "back again,
eh? And so soon, too! Guess you
must like it here?"
"Kind a guess Ah do," Josli replied
a trifle diffidently. "Ah's goin' to try
dis time fo' a place as slide trombonah
in d' band!"
"Now ain't that luck," nodded the ofli"
cial. "We goi room for just one moru
B,v Associated Prtss
London, June 1. The Board of
Trade has concluded negotiations for
the purchase of Norway's entire catch
of tlsh for the year, thus at one stroke
depriving Germany of n large amount
of valuable food and adding to the
British stock of foodstuffs.
By Associated Press
London. June 1. According to to
day's newspapers new regulation.? lim
iting the use of petrol will be issued
next week to take effect immediately
on put '.icatlon. The new rules will
aim at the conservation of the national
supply of petrol owing to the heavy
demands of the army and navy.

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