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HARRISBURG iSlfe TELEGRAPH LXXXV— No. 183 RESCUE PARTIES ON WAY TO SCENE OF CLOUDBURST Toll Large and Property Damage Is Heavy in Nar row Valleys TROOPS CARRY AID Take Provisions in and Arrest Looters; Hundreds of Fami lies Are Homeless By Associated Press Charleston. W. Va., Aug. 10.—Twenty three bodies have been recovered from the debris carried down by the flood which swept the Cabin creek valley, near here, yesterday. Rescue parties have penetrated some distance above Cabin creek junction and meager re ports brought back by courier and from the railroads indicate that the loss of life has been heavy, although no accurate estimate can be made. Persons driven from their homes to the mountains are returning to find whole villages of minin? cabins swept away, while distress and suffering is seen on every hand. Two companies of the Second West Virginia Infantry left Camp Kanawha by trolley this morning and were taken to Cabin creek ;unction with orders to penetrate the valley and extend re lief to all who needed it. They carried provisions and tents. Special Food Train A special train was being made up here on the Chesapeake and Ohio rail road and will go as far as the hastily repaired tracks will permit. From that point numbers 01° men provided with provisions will seek out the spots where destitution is most pronounced. It is expected that they will be able to go the entire length of the valley and penetrate adjoining valleys, also hard hit. before to-morrow. Reports reached here to-day from United States Commissioner Howard C. Smith, who led a relief party for a number of mining companies last night, that looting had commenced and a number of arrests had been made and soma property recovered. The commander of the military has been ordered to detail men to guard property and restore order, leaving the greater part of the relief work to the many parties which will be in the val ley before afternoon. So great has lieen the loss that coal companies with mines in the valley es timate that manv thousands of dollars will be needed to feed and clothe the miners and their families, scores of them having lost all their possessions. Forty Known Dead R. Jaco. a lineman of the Chesa peake and Potomac Telephone Com pany, reached Cabin Creek Junction shortly before noon after a walk over thirteen miles of the company's lines between Miami and Desota. He de clared that forty persons had been drowned, and half that number of bodies had been recovered. Jaco was unable to get up the Kay ford branch of the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad but expressed the belief that damage and loss of life in that district was greater than in other sec tions. The entire valley between Miami and Desota was devastated, he said, everything movable having been washed away. Excursion Marooned The excursion train carrying 410 persons marooned by the flood was lo cated to-day between Main Horse creek and Little Horse creek with washouts on both sides. Relief was sent from St. Albans. Women and children constitute the majority of ex cursionists. Soon after 11 o'clock the soldiers reached Ronda where headquarters [Continued on Page 2] Mrs. Elinor Hoyt Hichborn Elopes With Horace Wylie By .Issociated Press New York. Aug. 10.—Announcement •was made to-day of the marriage in Boston on Monday of Mrs. Elinor Hoyt Hichborn and Horace Wylie, whose elopement in Washington six years ago, caused a sensation in social cir cles. The marriage occurred two weeks after Mrs. Catherine V. H. Wylie. former wife of Wylie obtained a divorce. Mrs. Wylie is the daughter of the late Henry M. Hoyt of Pennsylvania. Her former husband, Philip Hichborn, Jr., son of Rear Admiral Hichborn, committed suicide in Washington about two years after his wife's elope ment and shortly after her had filed suit for divorce. THE WEATHER Harrlsbur*: and viclnityl Fair to-night and Friday, warmer Fri day. Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair, con tinued cool to-night. Friday fair, warmer. Moderate northeast wlndi becoming soutkeant. Hlver The Susquehanna river and all Ita tributaries will probably fall slowly or remain nearly stationarv. 4 atage of about 3.2 feet l» Indicated for Harrisburg Friday morning. General Conditions The disturbance from the Cana dian .Northwest In moving eastward apparently with decreasing energy. It !a now central over Manitoba Its sonthern end reaching to Oklaho ma. It la 2 to 12 degrees cooler In the Middle and North Atlantic States and In the upper Ohio Valley. A general fall of 2 to 18 decrees In temperature has occurred from the plains States westward. Temperature—S a. m., OS. Snn—Rises, 3.12 a. m.| sets, 7.08 p. m. Moon—Full moon, August 13, 7 a. m. River Stage—3.3 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, 86. Lowest temperature. 72. Mean temperature, 70. Normal temperature, 73. BV CARHIEn* 6 CENTS A WEEK. SINGLE COPIES 2 CENTS. NO DISPOSITION TO MODIFY THEIR DEMANDS SHOWN At First Mediation Conference Brotherhoods Hold Firm, Status Unchanged ADJUSTMENT IS DIFFICULT See Little Chance of Reaching Satisfactory Settlement; Demands Explained By Associated Press New York, Aug. 10. The United State Board of Mediation and Con ciliation held its first conference to day with the representatives of the four railroad brotherhoods of em ployes in its efforts to prevent through mediation a country-wide strike to en force the employes' demands for an 8-hour basic time and time and a half for overtime. Nothing was officially disclosed as to the success the mediators met, but it was learned on good authority that '.he brotherhoods had shown no dis position to modify their demands. "The status is unchanged." was the only comment which A. B. Garretson, head of the conductors brotherhood was willing to make after the con ference adjourned. "We have only scratched the sur face." said G. W. W. Hanger, one of the three members of the mediation board. "The situation may be clear ed within 24 hours and then negotia tions may continue for a week." The mediators arranged for a sec ond conference with the railroad man agers this afternoon and to meet the brotherhoods' representatives again to-morrow morning. To-day's meet ing with the men was held in a down town assembly hall and was attended not only by the chiefs of the four brotherhoods—the employes official spokesman—but by the 600 delegates of the unions who are here. It lasted less than an hour. Outsiders were barred. Seek to Learn Concessions It was assumed that the mediators, as was the case at tneir first confer ence yesterday with the railroad man agers, sought to learn from the men how far they were willing to go in making concessions which would bring both sides to common ground as a basis of settlement. The brotherhood chiefs told them however, that they were still firm in their demands as originally presented to the railroads. While expressing their appreciation of the efforts of the mediators, it was said that they informed them that they saw little chance of reaching a satisfactory ad justment. The mediators however, it was said did not contemplate that the men would offer concessions at to-day's meeting. Most of the meeting was devoted by Mr. Garretson to a detailed explanation of the brother hoods demands, upon which he made it clear, it was understood, that they stood firm. Three Results Possible There are three possible results of the mediation. One is that the federal board will be able to get the managers and workers to sign an agreement. Another is that the mediators will be able to induce both parties to consent to arbitration, if mediation fails The third possibility is that the federal board will fail in both these en deavors. Wilson May Take Hand It was predicted to-day that if the board should be unable to compose the differences. President Wilson would ask representatives of the con tending factions to meet him in Wash ington and that he would ask them to arbitrate their differences The mediators announced that no state ment would be forthcoming from them until they either have succeed °, r , failed - It is understood that the labor leaders pin their hopes of settling the dispute upon mediation rather than arbitration now that the managers have failed to agree with them. They are opposed to arbi tration. Gross Has Not Yet Conferred on Sl"pe Job; Manning Is Here r. ®i? CauS K, he v -; as bus >" with other park problems, city Commissioner E I. Cross said to-day that he hadn't had a chance to have his proposed conference with Citv Solicitor Seitz relative to using some of the park loan balance to complete the riprap ping and other schemes of treatment of the river slopes north of Hard scrabble. This was approved yester day by the State Water Supply Com- My intention is to take this up as soon as possible and I will make every ii".* 1 ? get th-i work under wav this Fall if I can use the money to do so " said the park commissioner. Park Expert Warren H. Manning made a flying visit to the city this afternoon and conferred with Park Commissioner Gross and Assistant Su perintendent V. Gram Forrer relative to the proposed acquirement of a tract ?;•' and alon * the new parkway from Miller Bros. & Co Prominent Men Attend Funeral of Wiison R. Blough Prominent men from Harrisburg and Dauphin county attended the funeral of Wilson R. Blough, president of the Blough Manufacturing Com pany, to-day. Mr. Blough died Mon day morning. Services were conducted at the country home, near Dauphin, by the Rev. Francis Morrow, pastor of the Dauphin Methodist Church. Burial was made in East Harrisburg Ceme tery. Employes oflthe company acted as pallbearers honorary pallbearers included Pre#dent Judge George Kunkel. . TROI.LET HITS JITXEY ( NOXE HURT A jitney owned and operated by Ed win Lebo. Ellzabethville, was overturn ed at Second and Herr streets this morning when a Riverside trolley struck the machine. The automobile was coming down Herr street and at tempted to cross in front of the ap proaching car. The passengers were thrown to the street but escaped in- Jury. HARRISBURG, PA.., THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 10, 1916. FEDERAL MEDIATORS TAKE | v=^^ i mmmsmm® m MARTIN A. KNAPP.' WL. CHAMBERS AND 6 WW-HANGER. ©!NrL. MM SOV4C&. Left to right Martin A. Knapp, W. :!». Chambers, and G. W. W. Hangor. These three members of the Federal Board of Mediation and Conciliation, now in New Tork, have taken up the trouble between the railroad managers and the employes in an effort to settle the existing difficulties and thus avert a strike. The Federal board which is not allowed to intervene until invited by one or the disputing parties, was asked to take a hand in the deliberations, by the managers representing the 227 railroads involved The Brotherhoods then accepted a proffc-r of its services. FEW HOURS LEFT FOR UNLICENSED JITNEY BUSSES Mayor Firm in Determination to Enforce Ordinance; Plan Long Siege in Strike With only a few hours remaining during which the police will permit unlicensed jitneys to operate unmo lested. leaders of the striking trolley men and officials of the Harrisburg Railways Company were busy to-day strengthening their lines for a long siege to decide Harrisburg's trolley strike. Mayor E. S. Meals remains firm in his determination to enforce the pres ent jitney ordinance and has issued orders to Chief of Police J. Thomas Zeil to instruct the officers to arrest at once all jitneurs who are caught operating without a license after 5 o'clock to-morrow morning. John J. Thorp, vice-president of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railways Employes, to day expressed confidence that the union men will win their demands, and declared that the general public will find some means for getting about without riding the trolley cars. Felix M. Davis, superintendent of transpor tation for the Railways Company, was equally as confident that the strike is about over. He declared that suffi cient men were now working to main tain a complete schedule, without re sorting to the use of out-of-town strike-breakers. To Explain Cause The strikers will hold a big mass meeting in Market Square this even ing to present their side of the con troversy to the public. James Maurer, of Reading, president of the State Federation of Labor, and other labor leaders will speak. Other meetings will be held in Middletown this even ing and at Highspire to-morrow night Vice-Prsident Thorpe. Chairman Hugh L. McLaughlin and Charles F. Quinn, secretary of the State Federation of [Continued on Page 13] COMPLETE PLANS FOR BIG EVENTS Chamber of Commerce Direc tors Arrange For Annual Meet ing of Schwab's Visit Plans for the annual meeting of the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce, in October, and the visit at that time of Charles M. Schwab, E. G. Grace and other high officials of the Bethlehem Steel Company were discussed yester day at the annual meeting of the board [Continued on Page 6] Wreck Does Not Disturb Concert in Freight Car Noel. Mo.. Aug. 10.—John Beck, a farmer of Oretta, La., moving to Lana hare, Neb., was sitting in his car of household goods and stock in a train on the Kansas City Southern Railroad yes terday. He was leaning back In a rock ing chair, smoking his pipe and lis tening to his phonograph play "Put Me to Sleep With an Old-Fashioned Melody." The concert was interrupted by a broken brake beam hitting the ties. A crash followed. Eleven freight cars loaded with bananas and cottonseed piled up. On the very ir>p was the car of goods. Beck smoking his pipe, the phonograph playing. No one was hurt. City Fanned by Cooling Breezes as a Diversion Harrisburg folks enjoyed another comfortable day. the cool hreezes from the northwest bringing the tempera ture down to 68 degrees at 8 o'clock this morning. Warmer weather is promised for to-night and to-morrow. The rise in temperature, however, will not be great. An associated press dis patch from Washington, D. C., to-day says: "Cooling winds fron. the Mis sissippi valley were moving eastward to-day, promising to sweep away com pletely the heat wave that has been scorching the Middle West for weeks." JAMES RUSS, LONG IDENTIFIED WITH BIG HOTELS, DIES Former Proprietor of Senate, Commonwealth and Grand Succumbs to Long Illness JAMES RUSS James Russ, aged 69, for many J years one of Harrisburg's prominent hotel proprietors and widely known throughout the State, died last night ; at his home, 604 North Third street. Death was due to paralysis. Mr. Russ had been in poor health since his re ; tirement as owner of the Senate Hotel i two years ago. The survivors are a widow. Mrs. I Margaret Derr Russ; one daughter, [Continued on Page 5] HUGHES ENTERS NORTH DAKOTA Two Speeches on Program; Durand Letter Confirms His Charges Grand Forks. X. D., Aug. 10. Charles E. Hughes entered North Dakota on his western campaign tour and reached here shortly after 7 a. m. Two speeches were on the day's pro gram, one here this afternoon and [Continued on Page 8] "Preparedness" Parade by Elks Going to Reading The "Preparedness" parade of the Harrisburg Elks to-morrow evening promises to he a gala night for those who participate. The Commonwealth Band will head the marchers and give a concert at the Elks home after the parade, when refreshments will be served. The purpose of the parade is to boost the attendance at the State convention in Reading, where Harris burg will be well represented in the Elks parade of August 31. Members on Friday night will march in com plete uniform used in Baltimore last month. Members not having uniforms will fall in rear. All members have been requested to be on hand at the Elks home, at 7.30 p. m. The probable route of the parade will be up Second to Reily, to Third, to Market, to Second street to Elks home. Lineman's Skull Fractured in Drop From 35-Foot Pole Charles E. Boyer, seed 56 years. 1251 Mulberry street, employed as a line man by the Postal Telegraph Company, is in the Harrisburg hospital with & fractured skull. He is in a serious condition. While at work this mo-n --ine Boyer fell from the top of a 30- foot telegraph pole at Highsplre, his head striking a concrete curb. Mr. Boyer is one of the oldest line men in Harrisburg and has been with the Postal Company for 26 vears. He has a wife and three children. STRONG FIGHT ON PARALYSIS WILL BE WAGED May Open Sanitary Hospital at Almshouse to Care For Victims Harrisburg not only may open the sanitary hospital on the almshouse farm for the care of patients suffering with infantile paralysis, but provision may be made t'or erecting tents in the hospital enclosure should the necessity arise. The problem was considered late this afternoon by the Bureau of Health and Sanitation following the report by Dr. J. M. J. Raunick, city health officer, thaj, Hrurisburg's third case of the disease—tin* Lena Napolla, 126 Ann street—has developed in unusually severe form. The child is one of six small chil dren of foreign parents. For days the youngsters have been playing about the densely populated neighborhood with scores of other children and Dr. Raunick told the bureau this after noon that ,he deemed it best not to take any chances. The health bureau chief, inci dentally, conferred with the Poor Board relative to opening the mu nicipal hospital. "The Ann street case is particularly deserving of attention," declared Dr. Raunick, "and because of the fact that there are so many other small chil dren in the family and that the family lives in such a congested district, I think it might be wise to open the hos pital and to arrange to set up tents in the enclosure for attendants if neces sary." The Ann street case was diagnosed by Dr. Oscar A. Newman, who re ported the matter to the authorities at once. Later Dr. Ix«unlck agreed with this diagnosis. Lengthens Quarantine The health bureau this afternoon adopted Dr. Raunick's recommen dation that the quarantine period for [Continued on Page 13] 3 GIANT "WAR" CANOES TO RACE Bogar Wires to Rush Two Craft For Labor Day Regatta— Dintaman Secures Third Telegraphed orders to-day by George , W. Bogar, agent to the Oldtown Canoe | Company to build and ship within one , week, two giant "war" canoes, defini j tely clinched the first annual tri-high school championship race for the fea ture event of the Labor Day regatta to be held under the direction of the "Greater Harrisburg Navy." Simultaneously with Mr. Bogar's an- J nouncement, A. P. Dintaman. agent I for the Morris company, received as [Continued on Paeo 13] "Lady" Snake Charmer Wants to Join Army Captain Henry M. Stine, who is in I charge of recruiting for the Eighth In j fantry in this city, is hunting to-day for a tall, slender youth who applied i for enlistment a few days ago and was ! rejected because he was too light in weight for his heighth. Dr. Stine took an interest in the man who was very 1 intelligent and asked permission to ! enlist him as it was apparent that the j man had not been well fed lately, it | turned out that he had been with a I carnival company which had exhibited I here and had quit the job as too | strenuous. "What work did you have?" asked I the captain. "Oh. I was the lady snake charmer," 1 replied the would-be recruit. Permission has come for him to be enlisted when he Is in good trim but he cannot be found. ONE DEAD IN POWDER BLAST By Associated Press Scranton, Pa.. Avz. 10. The Corning mill of the Du Pont Powder Company at Belin Village, near Moosic Pa., blew up to-day. Morgan Evans I the only workman in the building at I the time, was killed. 16 PAGES WHERE THE BOY WHO CARRIES THE BASKETS REIGNS Grocer's Picnic at Hershey Park Greatest in History Today 12,000, JUST AN ESTIMATE "His" Girl, His Mother, His Boss—They Were All En joying the "Big Day" If you visited Hershey Park to-day you must have envied that fat, tall, thin, short, surly, good-natured young man whose chief aim in life, you've always, believed, was to whistle "Tippe rary" out of tune or to torment the house dog. Surely you must have recognized him. He was the "grocer's boy"; to-day was the day of the grocers' picnic. Not only was the "boy" and his girl there by the hundreds, but so was the "300s" and the "Boss'" family; the grocer's boy and his mother and his sisters and the "Boss' " mother and [Continued on Pace 4] BUYS SUBMARINE MOTHER By Associated Press New Tork, Aug. 10. The U. S. submarine Holland, known in the navy as the mother of all submarines, has been purchased from the United States government by Dr. P. G. Gib bons. of this city. Tne Holland is said to be one of the first submarines ever built. Dr. Gibbons said the historic vessel is now in the Commercial Museum in Philadelphia and that he purchased it because he heard it soon was to be demolished. The Hol land is 61 feet long by eleven feet beam. TO ADJOI'RN SEPT. 1 Washington, Aug. 10. September 1 is now the latest date suggested bv the leaders for adjournment of Congress. The plan, as formulated in conferences, provides that no important legislation be considered at the present session ex cept the shipping, revenue, employers' liability and supply bill and conference reports with a view to adjournment by the end of the month. It would elimi nate the corrupt practices bill and tue bill to enlarge the Interstate Commerce Commission. pi " " i T REPUBLICANS DECLINE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMS ? Washington, Aug. 10. —Republicans of the Senate in T f conference to-day declined to accept the legislative program A 9 submitted yesterday by the Democratic steering commit- ' j 1 tee with a view of adjournment of Congress before Sep- i . £ tember 1. Those who were inclined to agree were out- ]S 1 voted by Senators demanding action on the immigration A bill at this session. ® ► DIES : OUR AFTER BROTHER'S FUNERAL ' 1 Harrisburg. One hour after Harry Caster's body was ' ► placed in the grave at the Harrisburg Cemetery to-day, 1 i ; Walnut stre ry Caster died Monday of heat pros- i ' tration. The brother who died to-day had been ill with | i pneumonia. He did not know of the first death. A wife I •hrec hildren survive. They reside at Washington, , > DC 1 , . .v . k, Aug. 10.—Colonel Rooeeve't will make his speech in brhnlf of the candidacy of Justice ' ' ' •' hes it; Lewiston, Me., on August 31. | I <» <| WILL BUILD RECTORY 1 , , day by the 1 iwrence German Catholic congregation to build a 3-®* I sto y brick house at 114 street for a rectory. It will ! J? cost $4500. 1 f S AFFIRMS PA. STEEL CO. AWARD I Philadelphia, Aug. 10. —Judge Wooley, in the United £ States Circuit Court of Appeals, to-day affirmed a decision ' * > of Dickinson of United States District Court award , ing the bondholders of the Pennsylvania Steel Company ® ► $1,379,941 in its claim against the Pennsylvania Railroad. V $500,000 against the railroad for properties it had acquired, 1 ' as this matter was decided in foreclosure proceedings in t > J • another court. j PRESIDENT ARTHUR KING IS ILL j I Middletown. Arthur King, president of the Middle-' f i town Car Company is critically ill at his home here. Mr. (Kink is the father of Mrs. Paul A. Kunkel, Harrisburg. ' ► iriHtitiiAUi. ULtftdtd ' ' Joaeph S. Charier. and >«rnh I.OM Allen, city. t "r"P ~ ."H ' " u »" l.nttle >lny I'loMKh. Xewvllle. w llllani 11. Anderaon anil Angelina I.ee, Middletown. k Wom\7J£.ri U ' XVen " H ' ,n, " D -- «»" Loul-e Jeanne M.thlld.l * CITY EDITION AUSTRIANS ARE CHASED TOWARD PORT OF TRIEST Victorious Italians Vigorously Pursuing Fleeing Teutons Toward Big City ALLIES MAKE THRUSTS Moving Forward on Somrae; Russians Rapidly Hemming Stanislau In News from the Isonzo front indi cates that the army of the Duke of Aosta is rapidly following up the not ablo success won by the Italians In the capture of the Austrian stronghold of Gorizia, with some twenty thousand prisoners. Italian troops are reported in force over the Isonzo, vigorously pursuing the retreating Austrians, whose big seaport of Triest. 22 miles to the southeast is threatened. Allies Pushine Forward Along the Somrne the British and French are making slow but reason ably steady progress in their respec tive thrusts toward Bapaume and Pe ronne. Last night French troops pushed forward further in the Hem wood sec tor where the most telling blows have been struck in the recent fighting. The British pressure continued to be exerted northward from Pozleres where they are struggling to gain com plete command of the ridge over looking Bapaume. They made a new advance last night. Hemming Stanislau In Another important advance for the Russians in Galicia is announced to day. General Letchisky's army has pushed west of the Stanislau-Kolomea railway line and cut the Stanislau- Nadvorna railway at Kryplin. This progress for the Russians brings them to the southwest of Stanislau. whose speedy evacuation by the Austrians is [Continued on l*a«c 2] BELGIANS HOLD EAST AFRICA By Associated Press Havre. Aug. 10.— The northwest part of German East Africa is now complete lv in the possession of the Belgians who are closely pursuing the German forces according to an official state ment Issued by the Belgian war office.