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Expert Urges New Girls' High School, Anoth
HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXV— No. 185 GREAT STRIKE IS IN BALANCE AS MEDIATION FAILS Board Makes Effort to Induce Brotherhoods to Arbitradte; Decision Tomorrow WILSON LAST CHANCE If He Fails to Bring Sides To gether Nation-Wide Strike Will Be Called By Associated Press New York, Aug. 12.—Whether a ration-wide railroad strike is to be called or prevented still hung in the balance to-day after the United States Board of Mediation and Conciiation, announcing that mediation had failed, made an effort to induce the railroad brotherhoods to arbitrate their differ ences with the railroad manaers. The brotherhoods, after discussing an arbitration proposal made to them by the board under the Xew lands act, adjourned without reaching a decision. They announced that an answer would be given to-morrow morning at an other meeting of the chiefs and dele ates of the brotherhoods. Want Specific Decision A. B. Garretscn. head of the con ductors' brotherhood, said after the meeting that in proposing arbitration the members of the mediation board had not informed the men whether the railroad managers had any spe cific questions to arbitrate and that they would propose that the media tors obtain from the managers a more definite propositicn. He indicated that the arbitration proposal was a gen eral one and that the men were with holding decision to learn if the rail roads cared to be specific. "We arrived at no decision to-day," said Mr. Garretron. "The men will meet to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock with the media tors and unless we find that the me diators are in a position to state defi nitely that the railroads will agree to arbitrate there can be no further progress in the matter." Mr. Garretson described as "prema ture" a statement made by a delegate who left the meeting before it ad journed that the men had rejected the arbitration proposal and voted to lay the situation before President Wilson. He, said, however, that the statement of the men was still opposed to arbitration, opposition to which they have taken on the ground that previous arbitrations have proved unfavorable. The fact, however, that the men delayed their decision on the matter gave rise to the hope that they might finally recede from their attitude. The railroad managers reiterated, today, their determination to fight for the arbitration principle.. which, they said. If they gave up would mean that they were forever afterward at the mercy of their employes. Upon the decision of the employes as to whether this form of arbitration will be accepted depends the-question of calling a nation-wide strike lies in en appeal to President Wilson to use his good offices in a last effort to bring the disputants together. Opposed Enlargement Announcement of the failure of me diation was made by Martin A. Knapp, a member of the mediation board, after a conference of the mediators with the brotherhood chiefs which lasted more than an hour. The pre cise terms of the new arbitration pro posal were not made public, but the proposal is understood to involve an [Continued on Page 5] THE WEATHER Harrinburg and vicinity: Fair and somen bat cooler to-night with lowest temperature about 02 de grees. Sunday fair with moderate temperature. Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair to night and Sunday. Somewhat cool er to-night, moderate temperature Sunday. Light northwest winds. General Conditions The depression from the North west that was central north of the lake region Friday morning bus moved eastward to the .North At lantic coast. It caused showers mostly light, in the Ohio valley md Tennessee and In the Atlantic States from Massachusetts to North Caro lina, and in the upper St. I.awrenee valley In the last 24 hours. Show era fell also In Florida. Alabama, on the Texas coast, and at a few stations In the West. It Is 2 to 10 degrees warmer In the Atlantic States from Maine to North Carolina and over nearly all the country went of the Rocky Mountains. In the lake region, the upper Missis sippi and lower Missouri valleys a general fall of 2 to 10 degrees has occurred since last report. River The Susquehanna river and all tta branches will fall slowly or re main stationary. A stage of nhoui 3.15 feet la 'indicated for Harris burg Sunday morning. Temperature—B a. m.. 74 p. m. Sun—Rise. 5.11 a. m.; Sets, T. 05 p. m. Moon—Full moon, to-morrow, 7 a. m. River Stage —3.2 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, 70. Mean temperature, OS. Lowest temperature. «!5. 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 day. Your favorite newspaper, the Harris burg Telegraph, will nil the bill. 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 BY CARRIER* 0 CE3TS A WEEK. SINGLE COPIES 2 CE\TS. EXPERT SUGGESTS NEW HIGH SCHOOL FOR OLDER GIRLS Accommodate All Boys With Additional Facilities at Technical 3 JUNIOR INSTITUTIONS Urges Immediate Relief at Cen tral; Cost $550,000; None on Hill Solution of Harrisburg's much mooted High school problem for the next ten years is suggested by Dr. James H. Van Sickle, the expert em ployed by the school board to make a complete survey of the situation. The recommendations follow: \cw High school for girls of senior age only, to front on or near the Capitol park if possible. Additions to Technical High school sufficient to accommodate all boys of senior age. Three junior High schools for accommodation of pupils of the freshmen class of the High school and of the seventh and eighth grammar grades. Cost of new High school in cluding furnishings not to exceed $300,000. Cost of Technical High school additions or annex not to exceed $175,000. New girls' High school should be large enough to provide ac commodations for nt least 1,000. Addition to Technical High school for boys should be large enough to provide accommoda tions for at least 800. Such recommendations, if car ried out, sufficient to supply High school needs until 1925 or perhaps a year or two longer. The Public View The result of the survey was em bodied in a comprehensive report yes terday afternoon to a special com mittee of the board consisting of the Rev. Dr. William N. Yates, and Di rectors Harry A. Boyer, Harry M. Bretz, Robert A. Enders, C. E. L. and A. Carson Stamm. This committee referred the report to a special committee consisting of Presi dent Stamm and Dr. F. E. Downes. city superintendent, and this commit tee will digest the findings and sub mit them with further suggestions to the school board at its next meeting. In the meantime the public will have a chance to consider the finding of Dr. Van Sickle.. with, a view to ex pressing its views by voting upon a new High school loan in November. The special committee appointed by the board was subdivided to facil itate the work as follows: Messrs. Yates and Bretz as a committee on "co-education and junior High schools"; Messrs. Boyer and Stamm, on "building," Messrs. Enders and Keen, on "site" and Messrs. Yates and Stamm on "experts." The Experts' Finding Dr. Van Sickle of Springfield, Mass., was employed to make the survey and he was very ably assisted by Dr. Downes, and by data collected from the school, city and health board offices. The expert in presenting his report went into comprehensive detail on the following points: The present need of relief for the Central High school; accommodations and facilities that should be provided to meet modern and approved educa tional ideas and demands, including location of necessary buildings, prob able cost of project, including fur nishings, but not sites; probable length of time such buildings will meet the High school needs of the community. Some Historical Data In reporting upon the High school situation Dr. Van Sickle of course took into consideration, the directions of the city's growth, the traffic conditions and the other possibilities which have heretofore been treated in surveys by Superintendent Snyder, the Jersey City expert and in the Arnold re port to the Municipal League a year ago. Some of his data was built upon figures that had been submitted in these reports. Dr. Van Sickle how ever, made a thorough inspection of the schools of the city on his behalf and visited all the proposed or pos sible sites. said he in this connec tion. that 1 understand the nature of the problem with which the city is confronted in the development of its school system." [Continued on Page 5] "FX"LI. CHEW" LAW APPEALS The Pennsylvania Railroad Company to-day filed notice with the Public Ser vice Commission of its intention to appeal to the Superior Court against the decision of the Commission in the so-called "locked baggage car" case. The Commission held that even though a baggage car be locked at one end of a division and not opened until the other, under the requirements of the "full crew" law a baggageman must be employed. The company also will ap peal from the decision requiring it to carry the passenger coach occupied by the crew of mail trains other than at the rear of the trains. MANY MEXICANS STARVING By Associated Press El Paso. Tex., Aug. 12.—Conditions in Mexico City are bordering on anarchy because of the food shortages according to arrivals from the capitai here to-day. The refugees, all of whom are Mexicans, said rioters had seized the electric lighting and power plants outside the city and that as a result the town had been without light or street car service for more than a week. FIREBUGS SUSPECTED The State Fire Marshal's Depart ment to-day assigned inspectors to investigate fires that destroyed a liv ery stable at Brockleyville, Jefferson county, and a house in Woodbury township, Blair county, both of which are reported to be of incendiary origin. HARRISBURG, PA, SATURDAY EVENING. AUGUST 12, 1916 ITALIAN CYCLE CORPS HELPED CORPS " ©//Vic .F/Lrf seizes. I Jk. 1 I. V* cle ~v & , l J5 e Italian army were greatly instrumental in gaining the Italian victor j o\er the Austrians at Gorizia. The Cycle Corps arp a most mobile force, climbing heights with bicycles on their back I or taking advantage of the terrain where there are suitable roads. TOLD HE WON'T BE PUT TO DEATH SAYS'THAT'S FINE' Sole Comment of Farmhand Freed of Murder Penalty by Confession New York, Aug. 12.—News that the , confession of another man would j prove the innocence of Charles F. Stie low, four times rescued from the elec tric chair by legal stays, the last time when he had said his final prayers and was within 26 minutes of being led to death, was taken to the con demned man in Sing Sing late yester day by Warden Osborne and Spencer Miller, the Warden's deputy and sec retary. It was Spencer Miller who. after months' of observation of the man. believed Stielow's statement that he was Innocent when the man was for the first time—last April—within a (Continued on Page 2) Negotiations Completed For New Great Britain Loan of $250,000,000 By Associated Press New York. Aug. 12. The belief was expressed in financial circles to day that within a fortnight official announcement would be made that negotiations had been completed for a new loan to Great Britain reported to be $250,000,000. This loan will run for two years, according to a summary published here to-day with interest at five per cent., and the notes, to ma ture in two years and to be offered at 99. FAIR NEXT WEEK By Associated Press Washington, Aug. 12.—Weather predictions for the week beginning Sunday announced to-day by the Wea ther Bureau follows: North and Middle Atlantic States were: Moderate temperatures and generally fair until near end of week when local thundershowers are prob able. WILSON ATTACKS ARE CONTINUED Hughes Accuses Administra tion of Irregularities in Cus toms Service By Associated Press Helena, Mont., Aug. 12.—Charles E. Hughes, continuing his attacks on the administration for his appointments, to-day charged Secretary McAdoo "upon reliable information" with hav ing replaced Henry N. Clapp, formerly confidential secretary to John G. Car lisle, with Daniel E. Finn, son of "Battery Dan" Finn, a Tammany leader, as assistant appraiser of mer chandise at New York. Women to War on Wilson; Scatter Forces Through 12 Equal Suffrage States By Associated Press Colorado Springs. Col., Aug. 12. National woman's party leaders, fol lowing yesterday's action in adopting an election policy for the coming pres idential campaign were preparing to day to scatter their forces throughout twelve equal suffrage states. In accordance with the plans agreed upon the campaign workers were in structed to U33 their best efforts to prevent the re-election of President Wilson and in states where women are entitled to vote for members of Con gress, to work for the defeat of cratic candidates. The party members are pledged to oppose the Democratic party so long as that party neglects to bring about the enactment of the Susan B. Anthon> federal amendment. Twenty-five Colorado women, for mer Democrats, now affiliated with the Woman's party, are awaiting a reply | to their message last night to Presi £ Continued c-n Page 7] THORPE AND MEALS ARE STILL AT ODDS Labor Meeting Scheduled For Tonight; Jitneys Generally Obey Orders Strikers claimed to-day that several men are running automobiles and hauling passengers despite the Mayor's orders that all jitneys without licenses may not operate, but Chief of Police Zeil said at noon, that although some drivers were probably operating with out licenses, he believes they are those who were arrested recently and whose cases have been appealed to court. Forty-five cars were again operated to-day on the Harrisburg Railways lines. According to officials, traffic has increased materially. Organizer Thorpe declared that labor organiza tions in the city hold Mayor Meals and other city officials responsible for con dition# that prevail at present, and de clared that working people will not forget their attitude. Mayor Meals when told of Organizer Thorpe's statement said that Mr. Thorpe, in having the men call a strike should havo given him a chance to bring about a settlement before the strike went into effect, and not after it was called. Organizer Thorpe again appealed to the working people not to ride on the cars, and was pleased when he heard that some hundred steel workers had paraded In Cameron street, cheering for the striing carmen. He declared that the Federation of intends to tight the jitney ordinance to a fin ish, and expressed the belief that a large number of Jitnevs will soon be running again. Mr. Thorpe also said some of the strikers have applied for [Continued on Page 7] Adams County Case of Infantile Paralysis Has Several Unique Features Special to the Telegraph Gettysburg, Pa., Aug. 12. Differing from most cases, the Illness of Evelyn Shindledecker, the 5-year-old daughter of Charles Shindledecker,' of Fairfield, eight miles from here, has been pro nounced infantile paralysis, the first in Adams county. The case differs in that the little girl can move her one leg while lying in bed, but cannot put any weight upon it when standing. Neither has she any fever nor the com plete paralysis as in the more severe cases. U. S. EMPLOYES TO LOSE PAY Postal Clerks Serving With Na tional Guard Cut Off Payroll; Local Men Suffer Three Harrisburg boys, now at the j front, doing army service, who held positions at the Harrisburg Post Office I have been cut off the government pay roll. They are: Edward H. Anderson, a clerk, who | is a member of the Governor's Troop; | First Lieutenant John P. Wilbar, and Secoijd Lieutenant James T. Long. Jr., of Company D Eighth regiment. They i will get no pay while in the army be- I cause of a Washington order Just is sued but are assured of their positions when they return. A dispatch from Washington, D. C., says: "The 3000 or more letter carriers serving the country on the border as members of the National Guard yes -1 terday lost their government pay and dropped from the rolls for the time | being, under an order issued by the i First Assistant Postmaster General. I While the Administration has been i calling upon business organizations to ] continue the pay of the men serving ; their country, the Government, be cause of the rigidity of the law and Congress's refusal to amend it, to-day ! forced the government employes and I their families to live on the pay of a private soldier—from 115 to $36 a month, according to rank—instead of ; the salaries of from SBOO to SIOOO a ! year." Child Turning Red and Dying; Swallows Ribbon Oil City. Pa.. Aug. 12. Following tile swallowing of a piece of red ribbon several week* ago, Marlon Holbrook, t> years old. Is dying from internal pois oning. The case is one of the strangest in local medllcal records, and physicians have so far been unable to do anything tor the stricken child. FAILURE TO AID WAR STARVING IS DISAPPOINTING Washington Keenly Feels Un compromising Attitude of Belligerents By Associated Press Washington, Aug. 12. The un-! i compromising attitude of European 1 belligerents in the negotiations ! through which the United States had | hoped to rxtend relief work in the | war zones is causing keen disappoint- | I ment among officials here. Three new , notes on the subject were before the Statp Department tp-dgiy but none of tbem appeared to open any ne\V ave nue for continuation of efforts to aid the starving and homeless of the war swept areas. Great Britain and Austria, again have declared in vigorous terms their unwillingness to recede from the regulations which have operated to [Continued on Page 2] Wife Seeks Husband, Whom She Says Left Home Day After Daughter Was Born Unable longer to support herself ! and infant child unaided, she declares, Mrs. John Huber, 104 South Thir teenth street, appealed to the news -1 papers to-day to aid in the search for her husband, whom she asserts left home, August 2, the day following the birth of their tiny daughter. The Hubers moved to Harrisburg from Richmond, Indiana, last January. Mr. Huber was a brakeman in the 1 yards at Steelton. The wife is gvief stricken and is anxious to learn her husband's whereabouts. CAN'T REACH COAL PRICE By Associated Press Washington, Aug. 12. lnvestig ation of complaints of high retail prices for coal in Providence, R. 1., have led the Federal Trade Commission to de cide that conditions responsible are : not of a character to be reached by 1 the commission under the law. TRAVEL IS HEAVY ON PENN HIGHWAY Road Is in Fine Condition From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh; Set New Records 1 The number of automobile tourists | passing through Harrlsburg, greater this summer than ever before, haa ! been augmented since Monday by 1 scores of car owners who are "seeing Pennsylvania first" during National Touring Week. Hotel men and garage owners said to-day that over land travel has been greater this week [Continued oil Page 2] Parrot Swears Until Police Order Reform Sfecial to the Telegraph Reading, Pa., Aug. 12.—Police otfi i cials have served notice on Mrs. Harry I Jefferies, owner of a Mexican parrot I named Pedro, that the bird must stop ] swearing at passersby. The owner of the parrot denies that Pedro uses swear words and a controversy has re sulted. The woman hangs the parrot I in the front yard of her home, next I to the Young Women's Christian As sociation. and, according to complain ants, its conversation knows no limits. "How the hell are you?" the bird is alleged to ask folks passing. "Hot as hell, ain't it?" is another query credited to Pedro. That bird gets a refined home train ing," says Mrs. Jefferis. "He's 2 years old, and he never gets a chance to learn to swear All he does is sing •00-00-00" when the girls pass. You ought to hear him sing 'Where, O Where, Has My Little Dog Gone?'" ST. SEBASTIAN SUNK London, Aug. 12. The Italian | ateainship St. Sebastian has been sunk. I GERMANS UNABLE TO STOP ALLIED DRIVE ON SOMME Persistent Efforts Result in Heavy Loss to Attackers; Russians Move Ahead CROSS KOROPICE RIVER Advance Further Imperils Teu ton Line; Pressing Toward Lemberg Persistent efforts are being made by j the Germans to stop the allied offen- j sivo on the Somme by counter attack- | ing both the French and British. Heavy attacks were delivered last; night on the Franco-British lines but neither was successful, according to i the allied war offices. The French were attacked both north of the Somme, near Hem wood and south of the river at La Maison ette, the artillery stopping both at tacks. The attack on the British took place north of Pozieres. London de clared it was nowhere successful and resulted In heavy losses to the Ger mans. Russians Press On In Galicia the Russians are keep ing up their impressive drive towards Lember from the southeast. After taking Stanislau General Letchitsk is pressing on toward Halicz, the im portant railway junction to the north on the Dniester and key position in the Lemberg defenses. Petrograd to-day reports the cros sing of the Koropice river by the Rus sians in the region north of Buczacz. This advance still further imperils the Strlpa line of the Teutons to the north and Halicz to the west. South of Stanislau the Russians are also ad [Continued on Page 7] SERVICES FOR JAMES RT.SS Impressive funeral services for James Russ. widely-known hotel pro prietor in the city, were held this morning at St. Patrick's Cathedral when solemn high mass was cele brated by Monsignor M. M. Hassett. The Rev. T. B. Johnson was deacon and the Rev. D. P. Reardon, sub deacon. Burial was made in the Mt. Calvary cemetery. Proprietors of the Senate Hotel and Hotel Columbus, closed during the funeral. Hundreds of friends of Mr. Russ attended the services. |Tfr» l» N «/|fti W .'«/[fr H IH<|^W^] C WON'T TELL MEDIATOR TERMS J i New York, Aug. 12.—Little prospect of the railroad L & ers informing the mediators upon what terms they 1 1 bitrate it was reported prior to the recent I £ conference this afternoon and the belief prevailed that only I the Offices of President Wilson could prevent a strike. | i 18 DEAD, 40 HURT IN TROLLEY WRI «► T Johnstown, Aug. 12. Eighteen persons were ' 1 killed and about forty others more or ler.b injured at Echo, | J # ten miles from here late this morning in a street car wreck. 1 f The injured arc being brought to Johnstown. j , # Eight of the injured died on their way to the hospital > 1 here. Five of them were identified. a SEVEN INJURED IN ANOTHER RAID I London, Aug. 12. An air raid on the British naval I Cj port of Dover by two German seaplanes occurred this I afternoon. An official statement says that four bombs were | 3 dropped, one officer and six men being slightly injured but 9 £ little material damage was done. "V 1 MRS. SAUERS RETAINS TENNIS TITLE ? Reservoir Paik. Mrs. Chris Sauers won the city ® ► X nnis championship for women from Miss Ruth Starry, | ' ? taking both sets by scores of 6-3. I > i ITALIANS ADVANCING ON PLATEAU a ► i Rome, Aug. 12.—Italian troops are advancing on the - I Ca, 3u plateau, the war office announced to-day. The i Austrians are still holding out on the hills east of Gorizia. 5 J EMBARK ON RHODE ISLAND l ► 1 Harrisburg. Nearly a dozen young men of Harris- 1 ! burg will embark/ Monday on the United States batleship | ► 4 ■ Rhode Island for the month's civilian cruise that has been I arranged by Uncle Sam to correspond with the prcpared | » ness military training camp at Plattsburg and other points. ' * The local boys include Harry L. Brickcr, John Croman, < I William Britsch, Samuel Froelich, William Hilton, Edward' ► Hilton, Russel Lindsay. Norman Lenker, William Fleisher , ( and George A. Bacon. > f ? 111/lft.tilAUL ULttVbLX 1 Jamea Sim*, city, and Aiorn Weaver, Dauphin. # I larence W. Kckard and Elva M. Strlckler, city. I Saiuuel W. Scholner, (ioldnboro, and Hhuda Balr, city. V Adam HaMlng* and Lucy A. Klalr, Philadelphia. * Cr Harry J. Ylngat, Inlon Depoalt, and Delllla S. Snyder, Swatara. Vb" w Vb" w i>ti <lbw ii iftn ii Ai iml 12 PAGES CITY EDITION MOBOLIZATION CAMPS CLEARED OF GUARDSMEN 25,000 Trops. All Remaining, Arc Ordti_ .< to Mexican Border NO STOP FOR RECRUITS Units Get Command to Move Without Waiting For Mini mum Strength By Associated Press Washington, Aug. 2.—Twenty-ftv© | thousand more troops were to-day | ordered to the border by the War De j partinent. All Kentucky, Ohio and i Vermont troops were ordered to move ! and all departmental commanders | were Instructed to send troops. It was stated at the War Department that under these orders National Guard regiments now held at State mobilization points would be sent to 'the border without waiting until they ! were recruited to the mobilized I strength. War Department officials said the purpose of the movement was to re | lieve the trying situation of regiments [Continued on Page "] Fear Many Printers Will Be Thrown Oat of Work Because of High Cost of Paper By Associated Press Baltimore, Md.. Aug. 12. The danger that thousands of printers may be thrown out of work because of the high cost of white paper was said to be a serious question concerning tho delegates to the sixty-second annual convention of the International Typo graphical Union which begins here | next Monday. ! The committee on laws, through | whose hands all new laws for sub ! mission to the convention must first j pass has been in session for several days considering about 100 amend. } ments and new laws submitted by j local unions. 115 KILLED IN BLAST j London Aug. 12. According to a telegram from Bucharest the number i of persons killed in the explosion In I the powder factory at Dudesti was 1 115. Earlier reports stated that only 20 persons had been killed.