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Administration of President Wilson Endorsed by Democratic Platform
LXXXV— No. 138
Democrats Renominate Stand
ard Bearers by Acclama
Committee Struggles All Night
Over Americanism, Woman
Suffrage and Mexico
By Associated Press
St. Louis, Mo., June l<i.—The Demo
cratic national convention having by
acclamation renominated President
Woodrow' Wilson and Vice-President
Thomas R. Marshall met in final
session to-day to adopt its declaration
of principles.
The resolutions committee after al
most twenty-four hours of delibera
tion, finished Its draft of a platform
at 8 o'clock to-day and authorized
Senator Stone, its cnairman, to pre
sent the document to the convention.
Few changes were made in the ten
tative platform as drawn by its sub
committee of nine, but the night was
spent in discussion of the phraseology
of some of the more important planks,
especially those of Americanism,
woman suffrage and Mexico.
At 11 o'clock the hour for the final
session of the Democratic convention
to begin there were not more than 200
delegates in the Coliseum and the
seats were filling slowly. The first
gallery rows were tilled but there were
no crowds around the doors.
Fills Time
After prayer by Rabbi Leon Harri
son of St. Louis there was a lull in
the proceedings pending the report of
the platform committee. Senator
Reed of Missouri made a speech to
fill in the time.
In response to a request from dele
gates to fix the time and place for
notification of President Wilson and
Vice-President Marshall of their re
nomination, Chairman Jones explain
ed that it was the plan to confer first
with the candidates.
The burden of Reed's speech was
■sin attack on the nomination of Mr.
Hughes be ause he was taken from
the Supreme Court bench.
"America" was played by the band
when Senator Reed concluded and
while Chairman Stone of the Resolu
tion committee to the platform to
present the platform. Senator Stone
looked haggard from his long vigil.
In introducing Senator Stone to
present the platform Chairman James
asked for order to hear "the Demo
cratic declaration of faith." Senator
Stone was given prolonged applause.
"Oh, you Bill," a spectator shouted
at him as he began.
Describing the committee's labors
as "somewhat protracted and ardu
ous," Senator Stone made a brief in
troductory address.
"I am not going to read it," said he
referring to the platform. "1 have not
been able to sleep a moment in more
than 30 hours."
Chairman Stone delegated the read
ing to Senator Walsh, of Montana, and
Senator Hollis.of Montana. Senator
Walsh took the speaker's stand first
and began reading at 12.36 o'clock.
Spectators Quit lily Tire
The first applause given the plat
form was for the endorsement of the
administration. The delegates gave
close attention. Before Senator Walsh
had finished the preamble spectators
in the galleries began to leave and
the noise made it difficult for dele
gates to hear.
Endorsement of the Underwood tar
iff act was given general applause.
The delegates seemed to interrupt
with lengthy applause.
The much discussed plank on Am
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For Hnrrlnhur s anil vicinity: Tart
ly cloudy went her, prohahly
showers (O-HIKHI and Saturday;
not much fhanjcr In temperature.
For EiiMtcrn l'cnnsyh aula: Tartly
cloudy, with prohnhly occasional
showers to-night and Saturday:
not much change In temperature:
moderate to fresh southeast and
south Hindi.
The .%orth and West branches and
the main river will 1 i«e. the most
decided rises heing indicated for
the Lower West Branch and the
main river. The Juniata, Che
mung and the Ipper West
Branch will prohnhly begin to fall
this afternoon or to-night. A
str.ge of about feet Is Indicat
ed for Harrlahui'g Saturday
mi rning.
General Conditions
The Northwestern storm ban con
tinued to move slowly southeast
ward and Is now central over
Take Michigan, while the South
western disturbance has remain
ed nearly stationary over Arlxona.
Rain has fallen In the Inst twenty
four hour* over the greater part
of t» - territory east of the Mis
sissippi river and at n few sta
tions in the Plnins States. Tem
peratures were unusually high
again yesterdny afternoon In the
Southwest, f'hoenix reporting a
maximum retdlng of 110 degrees.
Temperature: H a. m., <l4.
Sun: Rises, 4r30 a. m.; sets, 7:35
p. m.
Moon: Risen, S :4.*» p. m.
River Stage: fl.fl feet above low
water mark.
Yesterday's Weather
Highest temperature AS.
Lowest temperature, rtfl.
Mean temperature, HO.
Normal temperature, 70.
Vacation Season Is Here
Rest and recreation will not be
complete unless you have all the
news from home dally. The Har
risburg Telegraph will flu the gap.
Don't »pend your precious vaca
tion time trying to "get used" to
strange newspapers.
Just drop a postal or call the
Circulation Department and the
next issue will meet you, no mat
•,<• \'u are.
.Six cents a week.
t -I
Snapshot of Josephine Davis made as she left the courtroom in Wau
kegan. 111. T'ne assertion by Josephine Davis that her chum, Marian Um
bert, had declared io her that if Will Orpet gave her up she would kill her
self is believed by observers to have seriously undermined the State's case
against Will Orpet. charged with the murder of Miss Lambert.
Although the revelation of a suicide threat came near being a death
blow to the prosecution, "Jo" Davis testified to a fact about which the State
may be able to weave a mesh of evidence against Orpet. The chum of the
dead girl said that after January Marian had told her that she was all right
physically and that she had nothing to worry about.
The defense has contended that worry over her physical condition may
have led Marian Lambert to eommjj suicide. It was Intimated in letters that
passed between Orpet and Miss Lambert that Orpet did not know of this
change and that he went to the fatal tryst ignorant of the fact that Marian
had no disgrace to face. This left the State with their most important mo
tive intact—the allegation that Orpet feared that Marian's disgrace, if her
condition became known, would ruin his chances of marrying Miss Youker.
Turn Down Offer of Arbitra
tion; 400,000 Will Give
Their Views
Special to the Telegraph
New York, June 16. More than 400,-
000 union and nonunion railroad workers
of America u'tll vote within a month on
the advisability of calling a general
strike to enforce their demands for an
eight-hour-day anil time and a half for
overtime as a result of the failure by
representatives of the railroads and the
men to reach a settlement here late
yesterday after a two weeks' confer
Hope of adjusting the dispute through
the conference raded when the railroads
submitted a tentative compromise offer
to the men granting their demands, but
eliminating the majority of existing
"double compensation" rules. The con
ference adjourned Wednesday to give
the railroad managers an opportunity
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Miss Katherine M. Smith Re
appointed Cooking School
I With the opening July sof the Mc
; Cormick's island children's camp Prof.
I James G. Sourbier, the 1916 camp su
! perviso - , will inaugurate a brand new
i system of camp routine.
! Mr. Sourbier who has been active in
| Y. M. C. A. physical training work for
j more than twelve years, recently re
turned from Gretnsburg. He will
'have entire charge of the instruction
of both boys and girls at the camp,
j including swimming, archery, etc. In
stead of girl instructors for the girls'
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Governor Whitman Holds
Conference With Hughes
By Associated Press
New York, June 16. Governor
Whitman arrived here from Albany
j to-day and went direct to the hotel
[where Charles ,E. Hughes has his
! headquarters and conferred with him.
I Myron T. Herrlck, of Ohio, and
Congressman Fairchild joined this
consultation. It was the first meet
ins? between M. Hughes and Mr. Whit
niar since the former's nomination.
Mr. Hughes expected to leave late to
day for Washington, to return here
probably Sunday night.
Detroit, Mich., June 16.—Dr. Charles
H. Mayo, of Rochester, Minn., was
elected president of the American
Medical Association at a meeting of
the house of delegates yesterday after
. noon. New York city was awarded
Appeal For Improved Facilities
Made at Central Com
Harrisburg's increasing need of a
! new High School together with a
general outline of almost intolerable
conditions because, of overcrowded
ness in the present building, and an
I apreal for the retaining of the co
educational plan of education in the
; city High Schools formed t.he principal
parts of addresses by Vernon Widder,
j valedictorian and Miss Marguerite C.
Voder, salutatorian of the 1916 class
i of Central High School.
The orations were given this morn
ing at the forty-third annual com
mencement exercises. Immediately
following Mr. Widder's talk, Dr.
• Joseph Swain, president of Swarth
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State College Students Are
Running Lines on Lately
Acquired Area
I Governor Brumbaugh and the other
| members of the Board of Public
Buildings and Grounds, including
State Treasurer Young and Auditor
I General Powell, are very much awake
|to the importance of preparing some
iconcrete recommendation for the next
Legislature in the matter of perma
i nent treatment of the Capitol Park
area—the old section as well as the
new territory east of the Capitol,
j Under their direction a survey of
! the district is now being made by stu
: dents of the State College and when
this shall have been completed they
will be ready to proceed with the com
petition of the landscape architects,
and some of the most distinguished
designers in the country will be in
vited to participate.
Whether to enlarge the main capl
tol building eastward or to place ad
ditional buildings in the district be
: tween the railroad and the Capitol is
jthe best solution remains for final
consideration. The proposition to
widen Walnut street and also Third
street will be considered in the whole
' problem.
By Associated Press
Montrose. Pa., June 16. Judge
j Ralph B. Little, president judge of
j the courts of Susquehanna county,
died suddenly this morning at his
! home here of acute indigestion. He
was 51 years old. Judge Little was
appointed by Governor Stuart e)ght
vears ago to All the vacancy caused by
the death of Judge R. W. Searle,
afterward being nominated by the Re
j publicans and elected to the office, j
Dr» Downes Wants Annual
Training and Domestic
• Science in Grades
Believes Physical Instruction
Better; Would Beautify
Some of Dr. Downes'
Tips For Better Schools
Advocates nir of school tmlldlnss
for community or social center
purpose" and suKKests setting; aside
of sufficient appropriation to In
jure competent nnd s> stematlc or-
Urges adoption of domestic
science and manual training In
grammar grndes.
Consider* physical tralnliiK of
youth best contribution of nation
for "preparedness" rather than mil
itary Instruction In schools.
Vw physical supervision over
all schools and calls attention
specifically to need of gymnastic or
physical training regularly as part
of school curriculum.
Questions feasibility of giving
graduates of local training school
preference as teachers In public
schools because strict adherence to
system eliminates equally good ma
terial from normal schools and col
leges. Suggests adoption of plnn
whereby Interests of local training
graduate as well n» outside appli
cant may be protected.
Endorses genernl plan of beauti
fying school liiilldlncs and grounds
by planting of flowers nnd .shrub
>ew high school problem not
touched upon specifically except for
tieiicral reference to school hullillnir
accommodations, because whole
problem Is In hnmls of special com
mittee. Tables of statistics how
ever show marvelous increase In
percentage of attendance at hiirli
schools. • *
In his annual report this afternoon i
to the school board Dr. F. E. Downes
city superintendent of schools dis-1
cusses interestingly and in detail some |
i ?/ vltal problems which confront |
| Harrtsburg to-day.
i Every detail of the working of
| Harrlsburg's school system is gone
j into fully, of course, and half a dozen
!?£ more 'ables of statistics add to
ithe value of the report.
The board received and filed the re
: pert.
Xevr Teachers For Htfch School
| Aside from hearing Dr. Downes' re
port the board did little else than
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Roosevelt Personally
Denies Alarming Reports
of His Recent Illness
By Associated Press
II New York, June 16. Colonel
I Roosevelt was still in pain to-day as
| the result of breaking of tendons of
one of his left ribs through violent
coughing, but declared that the trouble
was not serious and that he expected
! be all right in a few days. Dr.
Arthur B. Deul, whom he visited to
day. also declared that the Colonel's
illness was not serious and predicted
i his <|tiick recovery.
1 Colonel Roosevelt when he heard
that alarming reports were abroad
, that he was dangerously ill consented
, to see newspapermen.
"The trouble is really trivial," he
said: "Simply a couple of tendons
. snapped. 1 have a heavy cold in the
I! chest and whenever I cough it dls
j tresses me. When I get rid of the
I cold, it will all disappear in a natural
, I way.
Dr. Deul said: "The Colonel has
a very irritating cough, but it is
absolutely nothing serious. It is dis
tressing and painful hut purely a local
condition. Dr. Derby, his son-in-law,
has strapped him up so as to alleviate
the pain as much as possible. This
local condition is improving very
rapidly and 1 look for a quick recovery
in a couVle of days.
The Colonel was questioned as to
the political situation but reiterated
that he was "out of politics."
"I am a private citizen," he said,
"and wish to be treated as such."
Special to the Telegraph
Lancaster, Pa., June 16. At a con
ference yesterday Ijetween the striking
puddlers of the Columbia Rolling Mill
and representatives of the A. M. Byers
Company, of Pittsburgh, the operators,
the trouble was amicably adjusted. The
men accepted the $6 per ton rate paid
in Lebanon and Reading, with the un
derstanding that more would be paid
if the other mills raised wages. Work
will be resumed Monday.
Special to the Telegraph
Scranton, Pa,. June 16. Slipping
out of her palatial home, facin"- Nay
Aug Park, Miss Magdelena Robinson
daughter of Philip Robinson, of the
wealthy brewing tlrm of Robinson
Sons, met Jay A. Rock, a street car con
ductor, who was waiting with an auto
mobile, and a half hour later they
w«ere married. The first the girl's pa
rents knew of the marriage was "when
they received a message as the couple
wei e about to leave on their honeymoon
Rock has been a conductor on the Nay
AUK Park'line and met and courted the
girl as she rode to and from town on
his car.
By Associated Press
West Point, N. V., June 16.—Lieu
tenant-Colonel Morton F. Smith,
United States Army, commandant of
cadets at the United States Militarv
Academy, died at his quarters here to
day after a brief illness. He was born
In Colorado on July 30, 1872, and was
appointed a cadet at the Military
Academy June 17 1891, graduating
with the class of '95. Colonel Smith
had been commandant of cadets at
the academy since April 3, 1914.
By Associated Press
Philadelphia, June 16. Captain
James T. Morris, past department
commander of the Grand Army of the
Republic of Pennsylvania and for six
teen years chief clerk in the office of
the receiver of taxes in Philadelphia,
died to-day, Aged 7 6 years.
Head of Big Steel Works Inti
mates Schwab Interests
Have Plans For Huge Im
provements at Local Plant
Speakers at Joint Banquet
Tell of Town's Advantages
and Urge Still Greater
Optimism and good fellowship !
| marked the first Booster banquet hold
'in Prey's hall, Front and Pine streets.
I Steelton, last evening, under the joint j
lauspices of the Municipal League and
'the Merchants' Association.
Just 155 representative men of the !
(borough were present and heard the
town's future discussed from all j
angles. C. S. Davis, principal of the
i high school and a civic leader, acted
!as toastmaster. He called upon Su
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Between 5,000 and 10,000
School Children Expected at
Paxtang Park Outing
Well over 3,500 pupils have through
their teachers signified their Intention ..
of attending the Telegraph's outing at ,
Paxtang Park on Tuesday, June 20, ,
agd only a small percentage of the j
schools have been heard from. In
dications point to a huge gathering,
but there will be plenty of attractions
to keep the youngsters busy. A good j i
many parents and friends have signi
fied their intention of attending. All (
are cordially invited. 1
As announced in detail last evening,
cars will leave various points of the (
city promptly at 9:15 on the morning 1 ;
of the outing and will proceed directly '
to the park, picking up the schools
along the way. The route that the .
cars will take will be again printed i
in Monday evening's Telegraph, so
that there may be no misunderstand
ing. Guests are advised to take big l
enough baskets for two meals, as the ,
picnic will not be concluded until dusk. !
Music Willi Their Meals
A band will be at the park all day
I and will play popular airs a large part
jof the time. Souvenirs connnemora
|tiTe of the occasion will be presented
jto each guest. The weather man has
I promised to do his best to prevent the
; necessity of postponing the outing un
, til the following day. Entries for the
i spelling bee have been received from
| a number of the schools. This will
I count heaviest in the point scoring j
|of the schools for the silver loving ;
j cup offered by the Telegraph.
| Governor Brumbaugh has sent word
that he would be on hand at 3:45 in
j the afternoon to address the girls and j
boys following the free vaudeville per- '
formance in the auditorium. He will
Ibe introduced by A. Carson Stamm, j
j president of the school board. Mar
i jorie Sterrett will be on the platform j
j with the Governor and Mr. Stamm. j
j but all the rest of the time she will j
I mingle with the boys and girls, who j
, will have a chance to talk to her about I
| the battleship America.
The Lincoln school building has is- '
\ sued a challenge to the Forney build- j
I ing for a game of baseball in the aft- ;
ernoon. Needless to say, the chal- I
I lenge was accepted and the two j
j schools will battle for supremacy on
; the park diamond in the early after- !
J noon. Mercer B. Tate, chief marshal!
i for the outing, will he asked to referee ;
the game. The morning will be de- j
I voted exclusively to the various con- '
tests that have been arranged, the
| prtzes for the winners of which are
I on exhibition in Rothert's window.
Victim of "Hex Cat" Tries
to Burn Two Tenements
Pottsville, Pa., June lfi.—William
R. Thomas, who achieved wide no
toriety three years ago by his allega
tions that the burning of his barn at
his Tumbling Run farm and numerous
deaths in his family, ending in the
ruination of the farm, were duo to the
spell cast by a big black cat, was ar
rested by the police of this city while
he was setting Are to a double tene
ment building owned by him in North
Third street,
Thomas had soaked the two houses
in oil and but for the timely discovery
of his plot a dangerous fire in the
heart of the city would have been
Since the "persecutions" of the hex
cat on the once prosperous Thomas
farm. Thomas has lived in this city,
hut he lately declared the cat was
again pursuing him .
He had SI,OOO insurance on the
building, but tbls would not pay a
mortgngc having the first claim. .In
the possession of Thomas was found a
revolver in which • ns a silver bullet,
molded by Thomas himself.
Thomas declared that lead bullets
passed clear tHrough the cat without
harming it. Thomas' niece, Miss Alda
Thomas, who also declares she has
been bewitched by the he-f cat, tried
to shoot herself when arrested by the
Two-Mile Speedway Will
Be Ready by Coming Fall
Returning: from Pittsburgh to-day
TV. J. Stewart, of the Keystone State
i Fair and Industrial Exposition Com
[puny. said that he had interested new
j capital in the enterprise and that
(there is every prospect of the two
mile speedway on the tract below
Harrishurg being ready for operation
the coming Fall. Work of grading has
been greatly delayed by the rainy
weather, but notwithstanding this a
meeting of the architects, Graham,
Buritham and Company, of Chicago,
the consulting engineers and officials
of-the company will be held in Pitts
burgh next week when the contract
.for the speedway proper will be let, |
Who was given an ovation by Steelton
Republican County Committee
Will Re-elect Him Chairman
at Tomorrow's Meeting
William H. Horner will be re
elected chairman without opposition
at the annual meeting of the Dauphin
County Republican Committee to
morrow morning. Resolutions will be
presented strongly endorsing the (
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Washington Heights citizens will
meet at Washington Heights school
house this evening to hear a report!
from the committee which visited
Camp Hill last week to ascertain the
sentiments of that borough with re
spect to annexation. The committee 1
foi.nd Camp Hill very favorable to the
project. |
a eb inon |
I Valley College, Annville, w« oon appointed by I
i te Luther I ?
I Kclkcr as Custodian of Public Records. J
T Hummelstown, June 16.—John R. Lcidig, aged 83. one 1
J this morning at C
the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. G. Hummel. He is sur- S
J did by the following children: M rt . Hummel, Joseph L. A
#• Leidig, Steelton, and Charles I. Leidig, Highspire. Funeral I.
I ion at 2.30 o'clock at the L
9 home with burial at Hummelstown. 4
i Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, June 16. —Arthur Smith, an
1 American aviator, fell from a height of 500 feet while giving I
3 bition flight here thi i >wd. *5
J His '•« k,ais b: ken r:id he ondt cd aconscious. f
Op when the aero- <5
I dropped to the ground. £
Nw York, June 16.—Charles E. Hughes, Republican P ■
nominee for President, left his headquarters here this after- A
noon for Washington. He will return here Sunday night 1
aud on Monday will meet a subcommittee of the Republican I
National Committee to consider the selection of a national T
f chairman and plans for the conduct of the campaign. I
\ Berlin, June 16, via London. Two attacks by the A
i rv -.eh yesterday and last night on the German line along 8
!! the southern slope of Dead Man Hill, Verdun front, were Jfo
unsuccessful, the war office announced. In the first attack 4
the French temporarily gained some ground but a counter k
attack drove them back. 1
Paris, June 16.—Powerful German attacks made last 1 *
night on the French position southeast of Thiamount
. farm on the Verdun front broke down under the French ' ►
machine gun and infantry fire, according to the official state
ment. I ?
—— _____ . i
Frnnk Rudolph Gorie, Steelton, and Mary Ann Koeevfcr, Penhrook.
Vernon l.uther Groan, Enola, mid Kdythe May Gellluff, Shtremanatowa,
John Mlllvr Erb, Lawnton, and Jeaale Amelia McMorrla ( city. m )
v"1 » A
\ i«V < > ..i vm
Capture 14,000 Toops in South
ern Drive; Italians Beat
Back Austrians
German Drives Repulsed by
Machine Gunfire; More
Food Riots
By Associated Press
Pftroßratl, June 16.—The capture
of an additional 100 officers and 14.-
000 men was announced to-day by the
war office. The Russian successes in
the. offensive alonn the southern front
are continuing, the statement de
Rome, ' June IB.—Austrian-Hungar
ian troops estimated to number 18,-
000 attacked in dense formation the
Italian positions on the Asiago plateau
yesterday but were repulsed, leaving
piles of corpses before the Italian
trenches, says an official statement
Kiven out by the war office here to
London. June 16.—A dispatch to the
Central News from Petrograd says
much of the effectiveness of the Rus
sian grtillery in their great Galician
drive is due to the use of bis Japanese
guns. These guns are said to be more
powerful than any that the Russiars
have had heretofore and are charged
with shells tilled with a new explosive,
the destructive power of which is ter
Athens, June lf>. —lt was reported
in Athens to-day that the Rulgariars
were withdrawing the majority of
their forces from Saloniki to the
Rumanian frontier.
Paris, June 16.—Powerful German
i attacks made last night on the French
position southeast of Thiaumont farm
on the Verdun front broke down un
der the French machine gun and in
fantry fire, according to to-day's state
ment by the war office.
The statement says the Hermans be
gan their assault at 6 o'clock in the
evening on the right bank of the
Meuse from hill 321 to the edge of
hill 320. At the same time another
attack was launched at the southern
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