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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXV — No. 184 MEDIATORS NO NEARER SOLUTION OF R. R. TROUBLE Dispute Deadlocked; Brother hoods Hold Firm; Managers Want Arbitration LOOK TO PRESIDENT Board Will Ask Wilson to In tervene; Delay in Negotia tions Asked By Associated Press New York, Aug. 11. After de liberating the greater part of the night Commissioners William A. Chambers, Martin A. Knapp and G. W. Hanger, of the United States Board of Me diation and Conciliation, were to-day no nearer a solution of the deadlock in the dispute between the four rail road brotherhoods of the country and their employers than they were yester day. The efforts of the mediators to avert a nation-wide strike were vir tually at a halt, due to the fact. It was reported, that the railroads refuse to grant any concsrsion other than arbi tration, while the men persist In their tlrm stand for the unequivocal grant ing of their demands for an eight-hour day and time ami a half overtime. Look to President A formal request for a twenty-four hour delay in the negotiations was made by the Federal board to the union men to-day when they as sembled to receive the mediators and it was reported that the board, unless there was an unexpected change In the situation in that time, was prepared to suggest to President Wilson that he intervene. Mr. Hanger, who asked for the de lay, took pains to point out, however, that no particular significance should Vie attached to the sudden change in their plans. "It must be remembered," he said, "that the question at issue involves hundreds of railroads p.nd thousands of men and th 3 mediators cannot ar rive at a judicious conclusion as to the merits in the case until they have thor oughly assimilated the situation. • Like Dynamite Mr. Hanger added that the board expected to continue its deliberations to-day and might reach a decision by evening as to tbe time of the next meeting with one or the other side in the dispute. ''We do not intend," said W. S. Stone, chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, "to wait very long on the mediators. The tempera ment of the men is such that they would not have waited a minute if we had not persuaded them to give the mediators a chance. Personally, I do not care to carry the strike vote around in my pocket for any extended period. It is like a stick of dynamite." Since its organization in 1913, through an act of Congress, and up to September 20, 1915, the board has sat in forty-seven controversies between railroads and their employes. In every instance the" board has succeeded in securing an ultimate adjustment of the differences, thirty-nine cases hav ing been setled by mediation alone and eight, by arbitration. One report current to-day was that the railroad managers were ready to propose a different form of arbitration than that provided for under the New-lands act which the brotherhoods object to. This was that instead of six arbitrators —two appointed by each side and four or six neutral, making a total membership of twelve or fourteen. This would make it pos sible also for each of the four brother hoods to have an arbitrator on the board. THE WEATHER Harrtsburg and vicinity: Cloudy this nftcrnoon,probably tboncra to nlicht and Saturday, wurmer to nlglit Eastern Pennsylvania: Probably •lmwtr# to-night and Saturday, warmer to-night. Light southeast Hindi. River The Susquehanna river and all Its branches will probably full slowly or remain nearly stationary except local risen may occur In some streams as a result of shower* in tbe next 3(1 hours.. A slate of about 3.- feet Is Indicated for llarrlshurg Saturday morning. General Conditions The disturbance from the North nest that was central over Manito ba Thursday morninK, is moving eastward with decreasing strength and is now central north of the Lake region. In connection with a strong high pressure area from the Northwest, now central over west ern North Dakota, It has caused general showers iu the lake region and scattered showers In the Plains States. I'nder the Influence of high pres sure la the Northwest temperatures hnve fallen 1 to 10 degrees in the Missouri and upper Mississippi val ley. Temperature—B a. m., (10. Sun—Rises, 5.13 a. M.i seta, 7.00 p. m. Moo'n—Full moon Sunday, 7 a. m. River Stage—3.2 feet above low nnler mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, SI. I.owest temperature. Art. Mean temperature, 74. Normal temperature, 73. VACATION SEASON IS AT ITS HEIGHT Rest and recreation will not be complete unless you have all the news from home every tlay. Your favorite newspaper, the Harris burg Telegraph, will fill the hill. Phone the Circulation Department before you leave home. The next Issue will meet you, no matter where you go. Six cents a week, postage pre paid. nv CARRIER* « CEVrs A. WEEK. SINGLE COPIES S CENTS. STATE EXTENDS QUARANTINE TO EVERY BORDER All Points Where Railroads Enter Commonwealth Are Now Being Watched GYPSIES TURNED BACK Situation in Philadelphia Be coming Alarming; N. Y. Epi demic Shows Decline Pennsylvania's quarantine for infan tile paralysis was to-day extended to all borders of the State. Medical offi cers and inspectors to-day began duty at points where railroads cross the State from all parts of New York, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland, the quarantine against New Jersey, New York and Delaware having been previously instituted in the east and southeast. If conditions demand the quarantine will be made more strin gent and highways patrolled. Reports were received at the De partment of Health to-day that a band of thirty gypsies from Rochester, half of them under sixteen years of age, had been turned back at the New York State line, having endeavored to enter the State in Erie county. Another band which tried to enter the State near Belvidere were turned back into New Jersey. The latter band traveled [Continued on Page 10] Rescue Parties Carry Relief to Thousands Made Homeless by Cloudburst By Associated Press Huntington, W. V., Aug. 11.—Res cue parties proceeded far into the i mountain districts to-day carrying re- | lief to thousands of homeless people i in Cabin creek valley which was j swept by a flood Wednesday, causing | a loss of more than sixty lives and i property damage reaching into the | millions. Progress was slow as many bridges have been washed out and the roads are blocked by slides. Score sof men have begun cleaning up the debrie to prevent an epidemic and to open the roads through the valley so that supplies can be trans ported to stricken towns. J. W. Hartless, of this city, who was at Eskdale Wednesday morning when the cloudburst swept Cabin creek val ley, is the first eye witness to reach Huntington from the flooded district. According to his story at 8:30 o'clock in the morning Cabin creek started rising at the rate of eight feet an hour and continued until the creek reached from mountain to mountain. Houses floated down stream at the rate of one a minute. He watched al most all of Eskdale swept away. Whole families rushed for the hillside, but some never reached safety. One could hear women praying on all sides. Scores are missing and are be lieved to be dead. j Another battalion of the Second ; West Virginia infantry, was to-day or dered from Camp Kanawha to the i Cabin creek country to help the bat 'talion sent yesterday in relief work. ! Thirty-five identified bodies have been recovered in the valley and the ; search is being pushed in the upper i reaches where is wds believed for a I time there had been no loss of life. Food and clothing is being hurried j from supply bases established by the i military. Volunteers from Charleston I and other cities are aiding in the I work. Flood Damage in Southern Floods Is $4,500,000 By Associated Press Charleston. S. C.. Aug. 11.—Flood damage to railroads, bridges, roads, crops and other property throughout the Santee and Pee Dee river systems, has been conservatively estimated at $4,500,000 by Richard H. Sullivan, section director of the Weather Bureau at Columbia. Mr. Sullivan, who issued a lengthy report of the floods which early in July extended through five States said the total property damage in South Caro lina alone amounted to $2,000,000. Movable property valued at $400,- 000 was saved through Weather Bureau warnings. The floods in South Carolina affected 350,000 acres of crops, the total damage to which prob-: ably never will be known. Failure of Publishers to Send Answers Delaying News Print Paper Probe By Associated Press Washington, Aug. 11.—The Federal Trade Commission to-day announced that its investigation into the price of news print paper is being delayed to some extent by failure of newspaper publishers to send in answers to the commission's questions as promptly as it expected. "Reports have been received," said the commission in a statement, "to the effect that some publishers are hesitating to answer the commission's inquiries fearing that their complaints will reach the paper manufacturers and they will have their supplies cut off. The commission has assured all such publishers that the communica tions' would be treated as confidential when requested and therefore they need not have the least hesitation in furnishing the commission with all the information in their possession." A large force of agents is now in vestigating the records of news print manufacturers, jobbers and others and Information collected is being com piled in Washington as fast as it is re ceived." HIGH SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETS Recently Completed Survey of Xcw Building Situation Considered Survey of the city's high school problem as compiled from the data* collected by the expert employed by the school bqard was considered further this afternoon at a special meeting of the committee appointed for the purpose. HARRISBURG, PA.., FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 11, 1916. ADAMS COUNTY FRUIT GROWERS INSPECT FERTILE ORCHARDS ENORMOUS FRUIT CROP PREDICTED BY BIG GROWERS Annual Inspection of Adams County Association Reveals Fine Prospects SHIPMENT IS PROBLEM Apple, Peach and Plum Trees Will Soon Bow Under Ripening Weight By a Staff Correspondent Biglerville, Pa., 11.—An in crease of at least 10 per cent, over the output of 1915 from the big fruit or chards in Adams county is predicted by growers in that section after the third annual automobile run of the Fruit Growers Association of Adams County of sixty-four miles through sixty-seven of the large commercial [Continued on Page 2] SPELL-BINDING TRIP BY WILSON Will Cross Continent After McCormick Goes Over Plans By Associated Press Washington, Aug. 11. President Wilson practically has decided to make a speaking trip across the continent. No details of the tour have been ar ranged but it was understood to-day that his itinerary will be worked out within the next few weeks. The President's advisers have been [Continued on Page 10] Turkey Refuses Permission to U. S. to Relieve Starving Condition of Syrians By Associated Press Washington, Aug. 11. —Turkey has refused to grant the request of the United States that a neutral committee be permitted to undertake relief work in Syria where thousands of native Christians are reported to be starving. Charge Miller, of Constantinople, in a cablegram received at the State De- 1 i partment to-day said the- Turkish gov ernment had informed him relief op erations in Syria were considered un necessary because crops there were better than anywhere else in the em pire. He added that although he was told the decision was final he had not dropped the subject but would con tinue to press for favorable action. On July 5 the department instructed Charge Miller to call attention to the fact that there had been no action in this matter and to say to the Turk ish Foreign Office that continued fail ure to heed the request would put se vere strain on the relations between the United States and Turkey. Conductor Henry E. Meek Is Hurt; in Lebanon Hospital Henry E. Meek, aged 29, 1419 Regina street, conductor on the Har risburg division of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway was caught and rolled between two trains at Lebanon this morning. He was taken to the Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. His condition this afternoon was report ed as favorable. Conductor Meek was easthound with a fast freight train that stopped at Lebanon and was exanimlng the air brakes when a westoound train caught him. His right arm was dis located at the shoulder and the left arm fractured in two places. TO TRAIN TEACHERS At a meeting of the Executive Com mittee of the Pennsylvania Federation of Labor yesterday in the Common wealth Trust Building, it was decided to raise a fund of $25,000, to defray the expenses of men and women, with trade experience, to become teachers, at the continuation schools. The scholarships will be awarded by com petitive examinations. PRESIDENT KING BETTER Arthur King, president of the Mid dletown Car Company, who is ill at his home in Mlddletown, is reported improved by his physician. He has been connected with the car works since 1879, when the-company was still small. Mr. King is the father of Mrs. Belle K. Kunkel, wife of Paul A. Kun kel, lawyer of this city. SOLDIER KILLED BY TRAIN* By Associated Press Scranton, Pa.. Aug. 11. Charles Schooloy. of Company C, Ninth Field Artillery, was struck at West Plttston to-day by a Lackawanna train. Both legs were cut oft and he dl«d later in the Plttston Hotplta' These pictures were snapped by the Telegraph's staff photographer on the lawn in front of the home of E. C. Tyson, the "Fruit King," at Floradale, Adams county, while the big party of orchardmen rested and had a little lunch yesterday. In the upper etching the entire party which made the sixty-four mile automobile trip is shown. The lower etching shows one of the tables spread, as only Adams county women can, lor the tired and dusty excursionists. PROTECTION FOR FARMERS URGED —— ■ * ',j , V«(i| Hughes Believes in Trusting Friends of Tariff With Its Enactment By Associated Press Fargo, N. D., Aug. 11. —Charles E. Hughes, Republican nominee for President, left Fargo early to-day on a revised schedule that will enable him to deliver an evening address at Billings, Mont., to-night. The ride across the North Dakota plains to the Montana line is to be [Continued on Page 7] Wireless Operators Believe They Communicated With Bremen; Withhold Identity By Associated Press New York, Aug. 11.—Wireless ob servers at shore stations near New- York were puzzled early to-day by signals received from an unidentified vessel apparently somwhere off Sandy Hook which was calling the Telefun ken wireless station in this city. The fact that the stranger refused to dis close the identity of the vessel led some of the wireless operators to be lieve they were at last in communica tion with the long-expected German submarine Bremen. While in communication with the shore stations a few hours earlier the strange vessel reported herself as a 'collier and the operator signed his calls "D. B. U." which is the private wireless signal of the North German Lloyd steamer Breslau, last reported as tied up in New Orleans for the per iod of the war. 300,000 Forced to Go Milkless Through Strike By Associated Press Cleveland, Ohio, Aug.. 11.—As a re sult of a strike of milk wagon drivers of the Telling-l.iellevernon Company, largest milk dealers in the city, 300,000 Clevelanders were without their usual •supply to-day. Drivers for the Schneider Becker Dairy Company, second largest in the city, which cares for 150,000 persons, are expected to .strike to-day. The milk companies, without oppo sition from strikers, delivered milk to hospitals and babies' dispensaries to day, but the dispensaries were unable to secure a supply early and not enough to meet demands upon them. Common Fleas Judge H. G. Powell at noon was to conduct a hearing on un injunction granted late last night to restrain strikers from interfering with Telling employes who are under con tract. New York Railways Men Want 4 Cents an Hour More By Associated Press New York, Aug. 11. A draft of demands to be made upon the New York Railways Company by its organ ized motormen and conductors had been drawn up and will be submitted probably within a few days. It calls for a sweeping revision of operating schedules, shorter and more uniform working hours and a wage scale of 30 to 3 3 cents an hour. The men now are paid 26 to 30 cents an hour. GASOLINE GOES DOWN The price of gasoline was reduced a cent a gallon yesterday by a number of local retail dealers. The present price la 24 cents. < J ALL UNLICENSED JITNEYS QUIT i • tfc vjir mri «. ■ .-.n'lai'ini'-*. Police Report NQ Drivers At tempt to Evade Mayor's Or der Banning Busses Despite the claims of a number of jitney drivers, who have been oper ating without licenses, that they would continue to carry passengers free of charge, by accepting tips, city police reported at noon to-day that no jit neys were being run without licenses. No new licenses were taken out al though several applications were re- [Continucd on Page 2] Gun Cotton Blast at Du Pont Kills Three By Associated Press Wilmington, Del., Aug. 11. An explosion which blew out a receiving cylinder on a rehydrating press at the Du Pont Powder Company's plant at Carney's Point, N. J., this morning killed three men and injured two. The dead are Ellwood Robinson, aged 50, of 369 Pearl street. Bridge ton, N. J., Ellwood Grlscom, aged 51, of Linden street, Salem. N. J., Herbert Mcllvaine, aged 35, of 36 Clayton Road, Wilmington. The injured are John Smith, aged 23, of 1912 Bouvier street, Philadel phia; George Plumsteel, aged 36, of 2245 North Lawrence street, Philadel phia. Robinson was operating the ma chine. which was running with forty pounds of gun cotton in It. Mcllvaine was feeding it when the explosion oc curred. Cause, a Mystery The press was blown to pieces and flying bits of steel were hurled in all directions. One pieco struck Griscom, who was eating his lunch In another building 25 or 30 feet away and killed him. Another flying piece of steel struck Plumsteel, Tplio was in another building and fractured his jaw. Smith, who was standing in the doorway of the No. 1 plant was blown clean throusrh the doorway and nar rowly escaped with his life. He has lacerations of the legs and arms and was removed to his boardinghouse at Penn's Grove. Plumsteel, who is mar ried and has one child, is in the Dela ware hospital, this city The cause of the explosion Is shrouded in mystery. It occurred about 3:25 o'clock this morning. The building was badly damaged. Western Union Boys Will Soon Carry Telegrams Only By Associated Press New York. Aug. 11. The West ern Union Telegraph Company noti fied its customers to-day that its na tional distribution service for the de livery of packages will be transferred to another corporation on September 1. and thereafter its messengers will collect and deliver telegrams only. A shortage of boys to act as mes sengers has necessitated the change. MRS. WILSON* SUES CUSTOMER By Associated Press Washington. D. C., Aug. 11.—Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife of the Presi dent. is plaintiff in a suit filed this afternoon In the District of Columbia municipal court to recover S3O. The court record shows the suit filed in the name of "Edith B. Wilson, trading as Oalt & Brother." W. B. Hopkins is the defendant and the S3O is for mer chandise he is declared to have pur chased. Mrs. Wilson is the owner of Oalt A- Brother s jewelry store, which was left her bv her first husband, Nor man Gait. WOMEN APPEAL FOR MORE FUNDS TO AID SOLDIERS Families of Many on Border Are in Destitute Cir cumstances HOW ONE HOME SUFFERS Preparedness League Describes Struggles of Lonely Wife to Keep Wolf From Door Contributions of clothing, food and money are solicited by the committee of the Harrisburg Woman's Prepared ness division having in charge the care of soldiers' families during their duty in the term in the federal service. All those who have clothing for children, from babies up to fourteen years, are requested to call or telephone Mrs. Mary F. Ryder, 3 215 North Front street, who is the chairman. "We have been making daily in vestigations of cases that have come to our notice," said Mrs. Ryder to day, "and we have found some in stances of sore distress. The condi tions In the homes of some of the men at the front are pitiable in the ex treme. Helpless wom«u are making a gallant eftort to get along without their bread-winners, but the results would bring tears to your eyes if you saw them. We have expended the little money given us and we simply must have more. I cannot believe that Harrisburg people will sit idly by and see women and children ot sol diers protecting our frontier hungry and in want." A Derry street woman, herself in poor circumstances, hi*» written Mrs. James Mersereau, one of the officials of the Division, asking aid for her daughter and little children, who have been forced from their home by in ability to pay rent, while a physician's bill of $25 and a big grocery bill re main unpaid. The meager pay of the soldier is not sufficient even to keep them in food, "it seems hard," she writes, "that they had to give up all their furniture ior which they had paid almost the full amount due, and were getting along so nicely." In another case ejectment proceed ings are being taken against a soldier's family and the mother and children .will be set out in the street if she is not cared for. "We simply must have some money for these poor people," said Mrs. Ryder to-day. "The cases I have cited are only examples. There are many others." J ROB HOUSE IN VIEW OF MEN I I g. While 25 men were working in front of A & th< of Mrs. Miry A. 1 ye terdaji thief pried open ihe front window leading from L 9f the porch, entered the house and got away with $2.00 in j I cash. Mrs. Cashmen was attending the grocers' picnic at I 1 Hershey. The home of Dennis Barrick, 10 South Seven- f | teenth street, was also entered yesterday. I j ENDERS' VERDICT SET ASIDE 4 * Harrishur:,. The verdict awarding Elmer C. Enders I 1 $125 for injuries sustained in falling down an elevator shaft k J • at the almshouse was set aside by President Judge Kunkel I 1 in handed down this afternoon. He held that A j I the Directors of the Poor was a charitable organization and | j exempt from liabilities of this kind. I i ITALIANS OCCUPY ENTIRE PLATEAU J Rome, Aug. 11, via London, 7.45 P. M.—The Italians F i have occ le entire Doberdo plateau, the War Office * > J announced to-day. f ( ALLIES START DRIVE' IN BALKANS Y Paris, Aug. 11, 1.50 P. M.—An attack by Anglo-French ' ' I forces on the Bulgarians at Doirain forty miles northeast 5 1 of Saloniki, is reported in a Havas dispatch from Saloniki. 9 I The allies occupied the Doirain railway station and a neigh- f a boring hill. m J TEN PER CENT. NET PROFIT TAX ON SHELLS f I Washington, Aug. 11.—A ten per cent, net profit tax T on manufacturers of munitions of war was agreed upon to- ' t day by Democrats of the Senate Finance Committee as a • J ? substitute for the munitions taxes proposed in the House ! f revenue bill. I > J STAMM AND DOWNS TO STUDY REPORT ( , M Harrisburg.—President A. Carson Stamm and Super- ' ; I intendent F. E. Downer; were to-day appointed a special i committee of the School Board to study the expert's report 1 ' ■ on Harrisburg's need for a new High School and submit J* recommendations. > 1 - «! > OJAKIUAUI. ULC/VJLj f William DeckarU siuckc), Mi«l(lleto«n, and Margaret Lnvlna Kilns, i 3 Itoyalton. I , W" MAi ■■ AI M<n 12 PAGES CITY EDITION OUTER DEFENSES OF LEMBERG ARE NOW THREATENED With Rapid Strides Russians Force Way Along Dniester Toward Stronghold ITALIANS SPREAD THRUST In Fan-Like Formation Move Toward Triest; Allies Ad vancing in West The Russian drive toward from the south has caused what* ap parently is a serious break in tile Teu tonic lines along and near the Dnies ter. in the Stanislau region. Berlin to-day admits that the su perior strength of the Russian forces has compelled an Austro-German re treat at points in the Monasterzyskai and the Bystritza river regions anil [Continued on Page 10] Italians Are Clearing Way to Open Advance on Stronghold of Trieste By Associated Press Lonaon, Aug. 11. —The Italians sweeping through the trenches have cut in the lsonzo line, are are clear ing the way for an advance on Trieste. The troops of the Duke of Aosta are moving forward in two columns. While one is pushing along the railroad running east from Gorizia, striving to control the whole of the Gorlzian plain, the other is driving the Austrians from the Carso plateau. HOTELS TO lIOXOR RUSS Announcement was made to-day by Arthur Hollis. proprietor, that the Senate Hotel would close to-morrow morning during the funeral of James I Russ a former owner. Mr. Hollis who | at one time was identified with sev ! eral large hotels in Philadelphia was a close friend of Mr. Russ. Hotel Columbus will also close. STRIKE A BIG OIL, WEUi Sfecial to the Telegraph Ridgway. Pa., Aug. 11.—The largest oil well in Elk county and one of the largest in northwestern Pennsylvania was struck late yesterday on the Jones lease at Glen Hazel. The oil is flow ing at the rate of 50 barrels a day.