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REPUBLICANS ENDORSE TICKET [Continued From First Page] time said he l»ad attended a meeting of 106 manufacturers in Philadelphia recently, one and all of whom ex pressed the belief that the future pros perity of their (lines lay entirely with the feturn of the Republicans to .JoweP and the* enactment of a pro tective tariff la m. W, Hawy Baker, member of the committee on rules, presented a re vised s«. of by-livws with the explan ation thaf oients had been nec essitated by" changes in election laws of the State. The most important change is that coi omitteemen hereaf ter will be elected! for two years in stead of one. Thse new rules were adopted and will' be published and distributed by the county committee. The rples may be chatfiged either at a meetinip.of the committee or by mail, if fifteen mennbers of the committee sign the amendments and three-fourths of the committee vote in favor thereof. Jhlr provision is to avoid unnecessary me&ings of the committee in case menAbers desire a change. William Homer Re-elected William H. Horner, Swatara town ship, was re-nominated fqr county chairman by Dr. M. L. Hershey, of Hershey, and seconded by Max Himes. of Middle Paxton township. He was elected by acclamia-tion and e*corted to the chair by Dr.' Hershey and Mr. Hlmes. Charles Shope, of the Hailtfax Ga zette, nominated James E. Lentz, of Elizabethville, county recorcApr. and a well known upper end leader! for re election as vice county chairmam, and W. E. Weaver named County Treas urer Mark Mumma, of Steeltan, for another term as vice chairman in the lowetf end, where he is prominent. Both were re-elected by acclamation. John M. Brinton nominated C. C. Cumbler, county commissioner, of Highspire, for treasurer of the com mittee, and Edwin M. Householder named Al. S. Cooper, of Harrislmrg, for secretary, a place he has held for many years. Both were re-elected without opposition. William T. Evans, and Albert Shenk were also chosen for two years more as assistant secre-i taries with the unanimous support of! their home communities and the com-' mittee as a whole. Flowers For Mayor Meals On motion of Senator E. E. Beidle man the committee sent to Mayor Meals its regTets that he is ill and its hopes for his recovery and the letter will be accompanied by a huge bunch of roses with the compliments of the committeemen. Resolutions strongly endorsing the party's candidates and pledging the efforts of the committee to the success of the ticket at the coming elections were presented by Committeeman Harry Hocker, of the lower end, and adopted with cheers. The Resolutions These resolutions follow: "WHEREAS. The Republican party has always stood for constructive statesmanship; for a tariff to proper ly regulate American industries and adequately protect American working men: for the practical Instead of an experimental solution of governmental problems: for unselfish patriotism; for undiluted Americanism; for the safety of her citizens; and for the honor of the flag both at home and abroad; and "WHEREAS. Under the administra tion of the Democratic party during the past four years, our people have escaped a most terrible panic only through the Intervention of war In Europe, which has for the present nullified the disastrous effects of the iniquitous Underwood tariff law; we have been brought to the brink of war by the "watchful waiting" policy of the President; our fair name has been dragged in the dust of American men, women and children have been mur dered on the high seas and In Mexico as a result of this spineless and un- American policy; and "WHEREAS. To correct these evils, to restore the flag to its once proud place among the standards of the na tions, to enact a tariff law that will en able American employers to maintain a high wage scale and at the same time compete with the cheap products of Europe, to pass such legislation as will place in the hands of the government weapons on land and sea as will safe guard this country from the fate of Belgium and Poland, and to secure the return of the party of Lincoln to the helm of the nation at this crisis in our afTairs, the Republican partv has adopted a platform that admirablv meets every demand of the situation and in the nomination of Charles Evans Hughes and Charles Warren Fairbanks has given to the country candidates for the Presidency and Vice-Presidency of the highest type, whose probitv is" un questioned. whose abilities have been tried and proved in the hard school of experience, and who represent the best thought and the highest devotion 'of American manhood: therefore. b» it "RESOLVED. That the Republican committee of Dauphin county records its hearty endorsement of the Republi can platform adopted and the Repub lican candidates nominated by the Chi cago convention and pledge to them our unremitting efforts of untiring zeal throughout the campaign; and, be It further That this committee endorse and recommend to the voters of all parties the State and county candidates nominated by the ReDubll can party at the May primaries: Phil ander C. Knox for United States Sena tor: Thomas H. Crago, John R K v Ot V. J „'?!!£ h ycLauKnlln, and Mahlon M. Garland for Congress-at-Large Harmon M. Kephart for State Treasur ? 8 a s "s' (ser f°r Auditor Gen- Aaron S. Kreider for Congress" Edward E. Beidleman for State Seiia- Swart* and Augustus lldman for the Legislature in the fra F T-UH C J : D ,t Vla r J - Becht °ld and Tra F. Llsh for the Legislature in the Second District; and Charles J. Price for Mine Inspector. Senator Beidleman Speaks That closed the formal order of business before the commit tee and for more than an hour the committeemen listened to and cheer ed the addresses of many men prom inent in the party, called upon by County Chairman Horner. Senator Beidleman. as the standard-bearer in Dauphin county, led off with an elo quent portrayal of the accomplish ments of the Republican party in the past, of its objects for the future and the importance of electing in Novem ber the candidates nominated at Chi cago. He said that even bigger than the so-called plea for preparedness, which Americans of all parties be lieve. is the necessity for preparing to protect Americans after the Euro peani war is over. He said that after the Wilson administration had gotten under way and before the war came to , ' le e f ec t s of the Underwood tariff from 50 to 75 men called at his office daily seeking his aid in procur ing work, and he predicted a return to those conditions If after the war a pro tective tariff is not re-enacted. Senator Beidleman took up the can didates on the ticket at length and pronounced them one and all worthv of the support of all men of all parties. He predicted a sweeping victory In Novemner. Mr. Starkpole's Message E. J. Stackpole, president of the Telegraph Printing: Company, was asked to give the committee a message from Chicago, he hav« g attended the national convention throughout its sessions. He said he had sat in many such ratherlng* but in none where the splht was so evidently in favor of har mony and the union of all the dele gates on a ticket that would meet the needs of the American people at this time. The nomination of Justice Hughe*, he said, represented the best judgment of the delegates and as serted that the leaders of the party were led entirely by the wishes of the majority. He said that Roosevelt men and supporters of favorite sons alike were agreed to do whatever the SATURDAY EVENING. REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE ELECTS •i feyj?. - vHH nUI WM. H HORNER, HARRT S. OVES, AL. S. COOPER, unanimously chosen by the county Unanimously re-elected recently as committee to-day as Republican Chairman of the Republican Unanimously re-elected Secretary of County Chairman. City Committee. the Republican County Committee majority dictated and he predicted the overwhelming election of Hughes and Fairbanks in November. Among others who addressed the committee were J. W. Swartz, candi date for the Legislature in the city attorney general; William S. Tunis, candidate for the Legislature in the county district; W. M. Hargiest, deputy attorney generaj; William S. Tunis, former representative; James E. Lentz county recorder; Charles E. Pass, former poor director; Alonzo Harris, John C. Nlssley, representa tive; Arthur H. ttrull, A. E. KJtter, State Committeeman; Arthur H. Bailey, former county treasurer, and Henry W. Gougli, county controller. Congressman Kreider, who expected to be present, was detained, and Au gustus Wildman and Ira F. Ulsh were unable to attend on account of sick ness. After accepting the resignation of Charles Tress as county committee man and the appointment of Milton C. Whitney in his place the committee (adjourned on motion of Dr. Hershey. TROOP MOVE WILL SIGNAL ATTACK [Continued From First l'ngo] precautionary steps toward mobilizing the State troops were taken some time ago, no new orders to that end have gone out recently. It was noted here that American troops crossed into Mexico yesterday near San Ignacio, Texas, without being attacked. In fact Major Gray, com manding ttie two troops which scoured the south bank of the Rio-Grande for some distance in search of bandits, re ported he had received offers of co operation from the Carranza com manders in the vicinity. Diplomatic officials were inclined to believe that if General Trevino did in fact serve a warning, it was done for home consumption rather than as a prelude to hostilities. No word hai> come so far from General Pershing himself, but even before the arrival of General Fun ston's message department officials v.-ere Inclined to credit newspaper dis patches telling of the Trevino warn ing. Preparations have been made for any eventuality and Pershing Is ready to deal with any force that may be sent against him. It is prob able, however, that he will hold to his present lines, and make no move to precipitate hostilities. General Funston reported also that Major Gray, of the Fourteenth Cav alry commanding the two troops at tacked by Mexicans at San Ignacio, Texas, recently, had returned from an effort to pick up the trail of the bandits. The cavalry rode some dis tance down the American side of the river, crossed to the Mexican side on reports that a bandit mobilization was in progress, turned north again on the Mexican side for several miles and rrcrossed into American territory without having encountered any out laws or finding a trail. Two additional prisoners were cap tured on the American side and the body of another dead Mexican found in the brush near the scene of the at tack. Major Gray reported he had re ceived assurances of co-operation I from Carranza military commanders across the line. The Mexican officers said they had captured twenty men 1 believed to have been engaged In the ! attack on the American camp. The American commander said he i believed the band had been broken up and that no further activities were |to be expected from that particular force. Practically all available regulars of th? United States Army, including many coast artillery mem already are on the border, or in Mexico and the National Guard of Texas, Arizona and KiW Mexico are in service for patrol duty. The guardsmen of other States v/erc notified some weeks ago to be prepared to respond if it should be come necessary to call them out. It was learned to-day that consider able correspondence has been ex changed between the department and the governors and adjutant generals of various States relative to the new status given the guardsmen under the Hay-Chamberlain army organization bill which becomes effective July 1. These messages are presumed to have caused recurrent reports that the en tire force of the National Guard was being prepared for active service. War Department officials after a sludy of the enlistment requirements of the various States have determined that only the militiamen of one State, Kansas, can continue under the Hay- Chamberlain bill without the necessity of re-enlistment. The new law re quires a dual allegiance for guards men who are to participate in the militia pay and other federalization features o fthe plan. With the excep tion of the Kansas regiments the en tire guard must be re-enlisted under thh plan and.this situation has been called to the attention of each State affected, in order that there might be nn delay in getting the reorganization bill into effect. Mexican embassy officials said they had not been informed of any message sent by Trevino and that examination of what purported to be the text of the warning published in some of the morning papers was sufficient proof that it either was a badly garbled translation or a fabrication. They were not disposed to doubt, however, that some kind of a warning had been sent. Actions of Carranza's Troops Carefully Followed by Fanston and His Staff San Antonio, Texas. June 17. General Funston and his staff gave careful attention to-day to the activities of outlaw bands along the Mexican border, but far greater inter est was displayed in the attitude be irg assumed by the troops of the de facto government. Genera! Parker at Brownsville, Texas, made a brief report of the latest manifestation of outlawry near San Benito and General Mann re ported the continuation of the search for bandits that raided the cavalry v.. jcamp at San Ignacia, but it was evi dent al department headquarters that greater significance was attached to the action of Carranza s troops than . to those of the bandit leaders. General Rlcaut's warning that the crossing of the International boundary by any American troops tor any cause | would be regarded as an overt act and would be the cause for an attacx jby the de f?cto government troops did not distunb General Funston. The I search for bandits, it was declared, j will _ continue and whenever a "hot ; trail" is found leading into Mexico j the Americans will not hesitate to follow it. The officers in charge of I troops on the border have orders to cross into Mexico without waiting tor : instructions. __ General Funston's army of about j 50,000 has been so disposed along the Mexican border that swift punitive | action could be taken if Invited by any overt act of Carranza's army. ; General Jacinto Trevino's threat to ; attack General Pershing if the Amer | ican troops move east or west or south was regarded by army officers here as little less than a declaration of hostilities by the Mexicans. No fear I Is felt, however, that General Pershing will not be able to take care of him ; sell". Precautions taken by General Bell at El Paso last night in holding all the American troops ready for action were similar to those taken at every point opposite which there was any considerable number of Carranza ttocps. The greatest activity was dis played at Juarez because of the marked activity of the military au thorities in arming a portion of the > civilian population and because of the recent reinforcement of the Mexican j garrison. RAID FRUSTRATED Laredo, Texas, June 17. Due ptobably to the vigilance of Texas rangers, and the military patrol, the reported raid by Mexican bandits at Islitas, 25 miles northwest of here, early to-day, did not materialize, ac i cording to reports to General Mann, commanding the border patrol here. Rangers and armed, civilians aided the military in guarding that part of the border where bandits were seen ap i proaching last night. A well-informed Mexican arriving from the interior of Mexico confirms | reports that more than five thousand ' Carranzza troops have passed Villald nma, 110 miles south of Laredo, going northward. | No large bodies are in evidence at i any particular point along the rail ! road lines, he says, the soldiers being i spread out along the border, some twenty miles inland in moderate : si?.ed detachments. To Deal With Bandits on American Soil in Effort to Wipe Out Outlawry By Associated Press Brownsville. Texas, June 17.—Re j vival of bandit activity in the lower j Rio Grande Valley last night resulted | in vigorous action by the authorities, 1 which was interpreted to-day as presaging a determined attempt to nip in the bud the periodical recurrence of outlawry by dealing with the ma rauders on American soil. Soon after reports were received that bandits appeared near San Benito several detachments of troops were sent to deal with them. Motor cars were commandeered in accordance with prearranged plans and two com panies of the Twenty-sixth Infantry were dispatched from Harllngen" to Olmito, ten miles north of Browns ville, with orders to cut off the bandits' retreat across the Rio Grande into Mexico. Meanwhile another force of two companies of infantry sent from San Benito earlier in the night to in vestigate reports that the ranch had been attacked fount' their quarry ten miles east of San Benito. A running fight took place, in which, according to meager reports available, three Mexicans were killed, while the Ameri can forces suffered no casualties. Cavalry in Game, Too In addition to these two forces a troop of cavalry was thrown into the game of hide and seek played by the Mexican when reports came that an other bandit force had appeared near the Fresnos tract, fourteen miles north of Brownsville and had robbed a Mexi can farmer of his horses. The man escaped unharmed and reported the occurrence to Fort Brown, from which place the cavalry was sent. May Enter Mexico Reports from the various detach ments are awaited eagerly here and at Fort Brown to-day. Much interest was displayed con cerning the question whether, if the bandits eluded the soldiers on this side of the Rio Grande and effected an escape into Mexico, the Americans would pursue a "hot trail" across the international boundary or leave the corrallng of the outlaws to the Car ranza soldiers under General Ri<;aut, who recently announced that he had placed a sufficient force in this terri tory to deal with ail outbreaks and that any crossing by the Americans would meet with armed resistance. One of Two U. S. Consuls Still in Mexico Reaches Border Following Order Laredo, Texas. Junt 17.—Philip C. Hanna, United States consul general at Monterey and one of the two remain ing American const.!? in Mexico, ac companied by half a dozen other Americans, arrived here to-day. He was reticent as to the obiect of his visit. Asked regarding conditions In Mex ico and the probable length of his stay, Consul Hanna replied: "Everything Is quiet down the line. I may remain two or three days." Tt has been known for some time that Consul Hanna was Instructed by the State Department that he could leave his post at any time at his own discretion. There Is an undercurrent of unrest, according to reliable reports here! among the Mexican civilians and sol diers in the territory between Mon- HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH terey and Nuevo Laredo. It has be come openly known that General Car ranza has given orders that if Ameri can soldiers enter these sections of Mexican territory, not already occu pied by Mexican troops, it would be considered an act of war, and the Mex | icans have orders tti give battle. j San Antonio, Texas, June 17.—The | arrival at Laredo to-day of Philip | Hanna, consul general at Monterey, i developed the fact that the State De partment ordered both he and J. H. ; Silliman, consul at Saltillo, to the I American side of the river, j The withdrawal of these two con ; sular officers will leave the American | government with no consular repre : sentatives at Interior points in Mexico, | except an agent at Mexico City. P. R. R. ASKS MEN TO STAY LOYAL [Continued From First Page] vania Railroad Company: "Your attention is called to the fact that a conference which has been in session in the city ot New York be tween the general managers of the railroads of the United States and the presidents of the four trainmen's or ganizations has resulted in disagree ment. A strike ballot is being taken by the train employes of the Pennsylva nia Railroad Company. "The total cessation of train move ment will result in stopping work in all departments, with consequent loss of earnings to all employes. "We do not believe the contem plated strike will be endorsed by any of our loyal employes. 25,000 Trainmen "This company employs 146,000 men. Of this number only 2 5,000 are in the train service. It is not reason able to expect that the wages of the remaining 121,000 employes not in the train service shall be jeopardized or stopped by a strike of less than one sixth of all the employes. "Shall these men, in defiance of right and justice, be permitted to stop the operation of the railroad and de prive it of the ability to serve the public? "Shall they also be permitted to de prive others of the opportunity to earn wages, producing suffering and dis tress not only among our employes and their families, but the public as well? "The management, under the law, is required to operate the railroad in the interest of the public, and if a strike eventuates it will be incumbent upon all loyal employes to be faithful to their duty and operate the railroad. "For seventy years this company has served the public. Many of its men have served the company from twenty-five to forty years or more and are still in its emplo: ment. Shall they be thrown out of work and be de prived of a livelihood by reason of a wage controversy among trainmen not connected with their departments? If this strike of trainmen is carried on, our company will require engi neers. firemen, conductors, passenger and freight brakemen. The manage ment calls the attention of all faithful employes to the necessity that may arise to meet such emergency. Send Names to Superiors "Those of you who feel and believe with ttie management that the traffic of the company must move, regardless of any wage controversy, and who are willing to volunteer fheir services to assist the company in doing its duty to the public, to the stockholders and to loyal and faithful employes, will send their names to their immediate su perior officer, statins for what service they volunteer. "The management gives assurances to those who may volunteer and whose services are accepted that they will be retained in the positions assigned them and receive the same protection that has alwavs been afforded during crises of this nature." Launch Transnort at Phila. in Navy Day Celebration By Associated Press Philadelphia, June 17.—The launch ing of the transport Henderson, the first to be held at the Philadelphia navv yard, was the principal feature of the annual navy day celebration here to-day. Members of the naval committees of both branches of Con gress. Admiral Benson, chief of op erations of the United States Navy; Major-General Oarnett, commandant of the United States marine corps, were among the notables present. The Henderson is 481 feet long, 61 feet beam and 20 feet draught. She is equipped with twin screws, which will give her a speed of fourteen knots. Her displacement is 10,000 tons. She will carry eight 5-inch guns and two 3-pounders. The new vessel is capable of carrying 2.000 troops and 32 horses. A feature of the ship's construction is a stabilizer to overcome excessive roll ing at sea. Exhibitions of submarine diving, aeroplane maneuvers, drills and other unique events were provided for the entertainment of visitors to-day. Fi E RAGES, FIREMEN* AWAY Stroudsburg, Pa., June 17.—Fire last night destroyed the buildings oc cupied by the L. B. Sopher wholesale store and the Ransberry Bowling al leys and pool room In East Strouds burg. The loss is SIOO,OOO. With the majority of the East Stroudsburj fire men away from home attending a firemen's convention, response to the alarm was slow and by the time the fire companies from this town arrived the flames were beyond control and the firemen directed their efforts to keeping the flames from spreading to the post office and adjoining buildings. FRENCH PLACE SHKI.I, ORDER By Associated I'ress Pittsburgh June 17.—The French government has placed an order with the Pressed Steel Car Company for 100.000 steel forglngs for 9.2-lnch shells at a cost of $225 each, accord ing to announcement made here HUGHES PREPARES FOR HIS CAMPAIGN [Continued From Hrsl I'ag.o] mer home before he starts on his first real campaign trip. He received some political callers and many per sonal friends who dropped in to of fer their congratulations. Mr. Hughes was up early as is his custom, and went for an automobile ride, driving his car himself. His first callers were the newspapermen to whom he declared he had nothing to say on political affairs, and de clined to say whether he had seen the statement made by George W. Perkins, in New York last night re garding negotiations for the restora tion of good feeling between Progres sives and Republicans. Callers who had engagements in cluded Representative W. D. Stephens, of L,os Angeles, Cal., a Progressive Republican; Senator John D. Works, of California; Representative Austin, of Tennessee; Former Stnator Marion Butler, of North Carolina, and Rep resentative M. B. Madden, of Chicago. It is Mr. Hughes - intention to take his family to a summer place somewhere accessible to New York City but re mote enough to be inconvenient for curious sightseers. Steps For Restoration of Good Feeling Between Parties Are Announced by Perkins Special to the Telegraph New York. June 17. George W. Perkins, Progressive leader, after a series of conferences yesterdav with Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and -with Governor Charles S. Whitman, an nounced that negotiations were under way looking to a "restoration of the gcod feeling" between the Progres -Bi\c and Republican parties. Mr. Perkins saw Governor Whitman just after the Governor had called upon Charles E. Hughes. The Pro gressive leader then returned to call upon Colonel Roosevelt. He had long talks with both. W. Murray Crane, chairman of the subcommittee of the Republican Na tional Committee, which has authority to select a manager fdr the Hughes campaign, called on Colonel Roosevelt at his hotel late yesterday. Both de clined to discuss what was considered at their conference. Roosevelt Expressed Surprise Colonel Roosevelt was asked re garding the progress of negotiations between the Republicans and Pro gressives and was told of Mr. Perkins' statement. He evinced surprise at what Mr. Perkins had said. "I know nothing whatever about that," he declared. "I have nothing to say. If I have anything to say 1 will say it under my own signature." Others who called on the former President were James R. Garfield and Elon H. Hooker. Erwin A. Holt, a delegate from North Carolina in the Progressive National Convention, visited him last night. 'I am open to conviction," said Mr. Holt, "but I think too much of Col onel Roosevelt to see him put up as a target for defeat." The Colonel was questioned earlier in the day as to the political situation, tut reiterated that he was "out of politics." "1 am a private citizen." he said, "and wish to be treated as such. I do not wish to be put in the position o 1 * seeming to back down on what I have said —that X am out of politics." Cc' -iel Roosevelt's illness. It was announced last night, is nothing more serious than a slight attack of pleurisy. Senator Penrose to Hold Conference With Hughes Special to the Telegraph Philadelphia. Pa., June 17. Sena tor Penrose will go to New York on Monday morning to confer with Charles E. Hughes, Republican nominee for the presidency, and to at tenc a meeting of the national sub committee on organization, of which he is a member. W. Murray Crane, of Massachusetts, Is chairman of the subcommittee. It is considered likely that a chair man of the Republican National Committee will be chosen to succeed Charles D. Hilles. It is expected that the- full membership of the subcom mittee, which totals seven, will at tend the conference. I* Is also likely that the managers of the Hughes campaign will be se lected at the conference which will be held in the Hotel Astor. The sub committee is empowered to name the chaii man and the Executive Com mittee. Leaders here, including Senator Penrose refused to speculate as to who the successor of Hilles may be. Rumors were current in political circles yesterday that George W. Wickersham may be chosen to man age the Hughes campaign, but nothing resembling confirmation of this could be obtained. It is understood that Senator Pen rose already is planning for a cam paign in this State. He has discussed the matter with leaders of the Pen rose-McNichol faction. Senator Mc- Nichol and City Solicitor Connelly wire in conference with the Senator yesterday, and it is understood this was one of the matters discussed. Hughes Picks Wickersham For Political Adviser Charles Evans Hughes has chosen as his political guide, philosopher and friend in his tight for the Presidency, George W. Wickersham. Whether Mr. Wickersham will be Mr. Hughes' choice for chairman of the Republican National Committee Is problematical. Mr. Wickersham was Attorney-Gen eral in the Cabinet of William Howard Taft. He gained the title of "trust buster" by virtue of his onslaughts upon the towing trust, the cash regis ter monopoly and the bathtub combi nation. He was the floor leader In th«r Con stitutional Convention of 1915. He made a tremendous fight for the adop tion by the people of the State of the Root constitution. Ivater he came out for Root for President, declaring that the nomination of Hughes would give to Mr. Brandeis too much power on the Supreme Court bench when appointed. A few weeks before the convention, however, he deserted Mr. Root and de clared himself in favor of the nomin ation of Mr. Hughes. Repeatedly he has, since the sinking of the Lusitania, advocated the disso lution of diplomatic relations with German. He has been no less decided In his declarations that the XJnltod States should Intervene in Mexican af fairs. His vigorous attacks upon "hyphenated Americans" have been no less strone than have been those of Colonel Roosevelt. Coal Dealers Convention Will Be Here Next Week At least 700 coal merchants from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland will be In this city next Tuesday, Wednes<"av and Thursday to attend the twelfth annual convention of the Pennsylvania Retail Coal Merchants - Association to be held on the second floor of the Emorson-Brantlng ham Company Building. Tenth and Market streets. Joint action of the Chamber of Commerce and the Hvrris burg Coal Exchange was responsible In having the oesicn held here. JUNE 17, 1916. COLLINS LIKELY TO GET FIRST PLACE [Continued From First Page] resigned months before. Mr. Trlnkle j remained in the service of the commis sion at the request of Attorney General, Brown, but declined to stay longer than June 1. The position of counsel pays $7,500. Mr. Collins was talked of for the vacancy created when John Mona- 1 Khan, one of the commissioners named by the Governor last May, was elevated to the Philadelphia bench, but the pleas of friends that the place should go to Philadelphia resulted in the naming of James Alcorn, former city solicitor of Philadelphia, whose appointment was announced last night when that of Mr. Monaghan to the bench was given to the public. The commission will contain two former | city solicitors of Philadelphia when Mr. Alcorn qualifies which is expected to be on Monday. Alcorn Big Man Mr. Alcorn is well known here as he was a frequent visitor to Harris burg during the administration of Ed win S. Stuart, who was a close per sonal friend from boyhood days. He was a candidate for Superior court and also for Republican delegate -at-large in the interest of the Governor last month. Mr. Monaghan is regarded here as one of the ablest of the public service commissioners and was very well liked at the Capitol. The Governor's displacement of Oliver men on the Pittsburgh Regis tration commission which occurred last night is regarded as likely to be followed by changes on the Hill. Al though James E. Roderick was re appointed chief of mines recently it is likely he will retire within a year and there may he changes in the heads of the printing and other departments. Banking Commissioner William H. Smith will not be disturbed. The ap pointments of Insurance Commission er, manager of the Insurance Fund and fire marshal, are expected next week and then changes among lesser officials will rtart. The Governor turned the Pittsburgh registration commission inside out as he did the Philadelphia commission on the morning of the meeting of the Re publican State committee and as he did the Democratic end of the Scran ton commission. L. R. Goshorn and J. Scott Morgan were named as the Republican members to succeed Wal ter J. Christy and C. W. Wilbert and W. L. McCullagh succeeded James Campbell, Democrat. David L. Law rence, Democrat, was the only one re appointed. Governor Wants Aid Governor Brumbaugh left the city yesterday about 3 o'clock to spend the week-end in Philadelphia and the ap pointments were announced at 6, af ter he had reached Philadelphia. The Governor has steadfastly refused to discuss possible appointees, but said that in making selections he to have friends when the next Legis lature came around. This is taken to mean that the Governor looks for trouble from the legislators who will be elected and who will not be in sympathy with him or his policies. It is expected that selection of a highway commissioner will be made soon and the friends of J. Denny O'Nell are becoming active as they think that as the local option cause has not been getting much recognition lately the standard hearer of that movement in Western Pennsylvania should be recognized. Secretary of Agriculture Patton, Chief Engineer W. D. Uhler and Agricultural Commis sioner Frank S. Black are also being mentioned. COMPLETE PLANS FOR RIVER SLOPE [Continued From First Page] had volunteered his service gratuitous ly to the city as a consultant. The plans as now prepared call for the establishment of a uniform line of the slope which will extend to the inner edge of the granolithic walk along the wall. This will eliminate the 5-foot gutter which in accordance with original plans, was to extend be tween the inner edge of the walk and the toe of the slope. KsUiblisli Uniform Lino The uniformity of line will be ob tained by cutting or filling where ne cessary and work, on the new job will be completed by the department as soon as possible. Park Commissioner E. Z. Gross expects to devote the S2IOO balance remaining in the fund appro priated for the city audit, if this money is available. This sum, it is figured, would readily permit the completion of the improvement this summer. In addition to establishing a' uni form line for the toe and top of the slope, it is purposed to riprap the slopes for a distance of five feet or more from the walk. This would al ways guard the toe of the slope from reasonably high water and>would thus give the planting a chance to grow and hold back the ground. The New Ramps The construction of the additional ramps will be worked into the pro posed scheme, too, and these walk ways will be so built into the slope as to preserve the uniformity of line and at thesame time give proper service. Mr. Gannett found little fault with the newly constructed ramps and it is expected that these improvements will be blended with the new scheme of treatment. The plans are now ready for pre sentation to the State Water Supply Commission and as soon as they are approved, the park department will be ready to go ahead if the money is at hand. Stop Smoking Any Kind of Cigars | and Be a Regular 1 KING OSCAR Sc Cigar SMOKER IT Has Been Regular For 25 Years JOHN C HERMAN & CO. Harritburg, Pa, SHORT SESSIONS FOR RAILROADERS Local Lodges to Adjourn in Time For Annual Memor ial Services In order that members of the rail* road brotherhood lodKes may attend the memorial services at Technical High School auditorium to-morrow afternoon, lodge sessions will be held early and will be brief. Members of William H. Morna lodge. No. 673, Brotherhood of Loco motive Firemen and Enginemen, will meet at their hall. Thirteenth and Derry streets at 12.30 to-morrow ernoon and will adjourn in time for .the memorial exercises. For the first time in several years, four of the lodges reporting no deaths are Division No. 868, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; Lodge No. 782, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen; Division No. 449. Order of Railway Conductors, and Lodge No. 574, Brotherhood of Rail road Trainmen. Ferari Shows Open Monday and Continue All Week The "boys" of the Royal Fire Com pany No. 14 are busy with the final pre | paratlons for the arrival of the Col. Francis Ferari shows, the big carnival train arrives sometime to-inorrow and the shows will all be ready for the week of good times by noon on Mon day. One of the interesting features is the trained wild animal arena, with its collection of Jungle beasts. Ma'amselle Marie, Andrees, a French girl, is one of the trainers in the ani mal arena. She handles a group of African lionesses, it is claimed, with a skill and grace that wins admiration from all. It is generally known that the lioness is much more dangerous than the male of the species, and for that reason it is unusual to see a wo man handle them, but Maria Andrees knows no fear, she semes rather to en joy her work, even when the big sav age beasts claw and snap at her as they obey her commands. Captain Ricards exhibits a mixed group of pumas, leopards, tigers and jajuars, all of them jungle bred, yet. trained to perfection in their perform ance; he even dares a touch of unique and pleasing comedy as an attractivu finish to his act. There are a number of other act:s on the ist, and the arena in which the animals perform is elevated so that every move of both the trainers and the jungle beasts Is easily visible from every seat in the big tent. The most noticeable thing about the Col. Ferarl shows at a first glance is the cleanliness of the outfit, the fresli paint and varnish, and the big shining wagon fronts of the various shows, all of them always kept up to the mark because that is the manager's rigid rule and he always enforces it. Coney Island's latest craze in riding devices is also on hand, it is called the whip, and is always sure of having its full quota of riders, with a crowd lined up awaiting a chance to try the new sensation; this is the first time the whip has been seen in Harrisburg, so no doubt there will be the usual crowd around it. There's a mystifying illusion show known as the Hindoo Mystic Temple where A 1 Anderson performs many un usually clever tricks which set the on looker to wondering for some time to come; he is assisted by some attrac tive girls and a really funny come dian. Many and noval are the features which will entertain and amuse the public at the Itoyal Kire carnival at Seventeenth and Chest nut streets for the week beginning Monday, June 19th.—Advertisement. Effort to Intimidate Men Brotherhood Head Says New York, June 17.—"The state ment is an effort to intimidate the men," said A. B. Garretson, president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Con ductors when informed here to-day of the Pennsylvania railroad's appeal to its employees. "It will fail of its pur pose. The railroads have resorted to such tactics before but never so open ly. Heretofore they have sought to accomplish the same end in secrecy. "The statement in my mind has no especial significance and does not al ter the situation which, as has already been pointed out is not hopeless. There is no danger of a general strike unless the railroads refuse to nego tiate with us after the strike vote is taken. It must be remembered that tho strike vote has yet to be taken. MRS. ASTOR TO WED New York, June 17. —The Brooklyn Eagle to-day announces the engage ment of Mrs. John Jaob Astor, widow of Colonel J. J. Astor, who lost his life on the steamer Titanic, to Wil liam K. Dick, of Brooklyn. The wed ding will take place at Bar Harbor, Maine, on June 19. Mr. Dick is a sugar refiner. HANGS WITH APRON STRING Gettysburg, Pa., June 17.—1n a fit of despondency, Mrs. Louise Wisler. aged 66, an inmate of the Adams county home for feeble-minded, com mitted suicide by hanging late last night. She tied one end of her apron string to the iron btrs across her bed room window and placed the other around her neck.