Newspaper Page Text
Brotherhood Representatives Growing Impatient Over Delay in Strike Negotiations
• * HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXV — No. 194 FIVE ROBBERIES IN ONE BLOCK ON ALLISON HILL 42 Attempts to Enter Homes in ® Few Months and No Arrests Made SYSTEMATIC RAID Thieves Take Provisions, Vic trola, Jewelry and Many Other Odds and Ends Five additional robberies in one block on Allison Hill committed some time during the early morning, are being investigated by the City Detec tive Bureau. So far at least forty-two thefts, or attempts to enter homes have been reported in the city in the last few months, but the police and detectives are unable to cope with the situation and no arrests have been made. Last night the burglars confined their work to the houses on the west side of Regina street, between Six teenth and Seventeenth streets. At one home they made one of the most systematic raids known in recent po ;!5 e . records. The goods stolen at the s?nn f ?w es is va lued at more than and the araouni would probably ♦ifo» » i en K f eater . b "t tor the fact I™*=, the ~ obber s were scared awa>, but returned. Detective Paul G. Schelhas who htiiv ♦ c J, ose to the places entered, is thf , to " dai ' wi *h other members of an °ther effort to get ♦hi ■> wl " lead to the arrest of tne persons who have been entering numerous homes in the city. emenng ifiin of Will 'am Mooney. on\ street, provisions, eggs and sugi" were taken. The home of r)e . rr ' 1612 Regina street, Vic records were stolen. En wfnrt^K- WaS , ga L ned through the front Inn™ #i burglars raided the nrnviti/f floor. A small necklace, other articles were m' . Derr at noon to-day was P.f™. ® ive u complete list, but estimated that his loss was probablv SIOO. Everything on the first floor was ransacked. ,i he . hom e of William Meikles, r, Regina street, some of the fam ily were sleeping on the first floor, and frightened the thieves away. Later according to reports in the neighbor hood, two railroaders attempted to stop the robbers, who drew revolvers and escaped. The other two places entered were the homes of Primo Lippi, 1622 Re gina street, and John Davis, 1628 Re gina street. So far nothing has been reported missing at these two houses. FIRE DESTROYS LUNA PARK By Associated Press Scranton, Aug. 23.—Luna Park, a pleasure resort on the outskirts of this city, was practically destroyed by fire of unknown origin early to day. The fire originated in the dance hall and before being subdued had destroyed the dance hall, roller coaster and the chute and several other build ings. Houses in the neighborhood were threatened for a while and the loss will run into the thousands. Harvey R. Long, manager of the Harrisburg Poster Advertising Com pany, 2 Xorth Fifth street, and for many years identified with local thea ters. for three years was manager of Luna Park. GERMAN STEAMER CAPTI Rfen By Associate J Press Stockholm. Aug. 23.—The capture of the German steamer Desterro, of 2,543 tons, with a cargo of iron ore, off Hernosan. Sweden, on the Gulf of Bothnia, is officially announced. She was taken into Rtiumo, Finland. THE WEATHER For Harrlshurg and vicinity! Thun d(T»lii)\vor» this afternoon or to night. cooler; Thursday (air and cooler. For Eaulcrn Pennsylvania: Scatter ed shower* and thundershowers this afternoon or to-night, cooler; Thursday fair. cooler; light northwest to north winds. River The Susquelinnnn river and nil Its branches will probably continue to fall slowl.v or remain nearly stationary, except rises may oc cur In some streams as a result of heavy local showers. A stage of about 3.1! feet Ik Indicated for Harrisburg Thursday morning. General Conditions The depression tbnt was central over the l.nke Superior Region on Tuesday morning, has inoven eastward to the Ipper St. I.aw rence Valley. Jt has caused scat tered showers In the Ohio Valley, Southern Michigan, Western >ew York. Western Pennsylvania and In the Upper St. Lawrence Val ley. A general fall of 2 to 18 degrees In temperature has occurred east of the Mississippi river and In Southwest districts east of the Rocky Mountains, except In the South Atlantic anil Fast Gulf Val ley, where It Is slightly warmer. Temperature; A a. in.. 7ft. Sun: Rises, 5:24 a. m.; seta, 11:51 p, m. Moon i \ew moon, August 28, 12:25 p. m. River Stage; 3.1 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, 1)6. lowest temperature, 72. Mean temperature, 84. formal temperuture, 71. VACATION' SEASOV IS AT ITS HEIGHT Rest and recreation will not be complete unlesa you have all the news from home every day. Your favorite newspaper, the Harris burse Telegraph, will till the bill. Phone the Circulation Department before >on leave home. The next issue will meet you, no matter where you *o. Six cents u week, postage pre paid. DY CARRIERS « CENTS A WEEK. SINGLE COPIES a CENTS. WARRING POWERS NOW STRIVE FOR AID OF RUMANIA Military and Political Situation in Balkans Is of Over shadowing Interest RUSSIANS DRIVE FORWARD British Gain in West; Italians Remain Passive; Big Forces in Macedonia Political developments in the Bal kans overshadow Interest for the mo ment even the important military op erations in progress there, but to-day's dispatches throw little new light on the situation from either a political or military standpoint. In connection with the attitude of Rumania the course of the Russian 1 campaign in Bukowina close to the Rumanian frontier Is being closely watched. The latest advices from Teutonic sources, nowever, declare that the Russians are being held up by the Teutonic resistance, not only j in the Carpathian fl .ghtlng, but along I the entire tront to the north in Gall-' cia and Volhynla. With Russian and Italian troops i added to the French. British and Ser- | bian forces already in the field, the i allies have a formidable array of fight- j ing men on the Macedonian front. So ; far, however, its strength has not be<?n j exerted to marked effect. The Bul garians have pushed back both wings and it is only in the center, in the Yardar valley that entente advances j have been scored. It seems not im- j probable that this region, which of- ! fers superior railroad facilities be- ] cause of the line running through it I from Saloniki to Uskup. has been se- j lected as the main avenue along which I the Entente thrust is to be made. j On the western front, along the | Somme the British continue closing in on Thiepval, on their left flank and apparently have Guillemont on their | right, almost within their grip. South of the Somme the French are now be-1 ing forced to fight hard for retention I of the trenches captured early this J week in the vicinity of Estrees, and j Paris reports to-day that the Ger-1 mans, through a strong counter at- ( tack, were able to gain a footing in - their former trenches. The Italians are continuing passive in the Gorizia area, so far as their in [Continucd on Page 5] Four Auto Bandits Kill Patrolman and Make Escape Amid Fusillade of Shots By Associated Press Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 23. Four automobile bandits shot and killed Patrolman John Laufhutte here last night, deserted a stolen automobile which contained a small arsenal, and escaped under a fusillade of shots from the revolver of the dying policeman. At a late hour the entire police system of central Ohio was engaged in ef forts to apprehend the gunmen, un der the belief that they may compose the gang which recently perpetrated the Burroughs Adding Machine Com pany holdup in Detroit. The tragedy occurred when Patrol man Laufhutte found the men repair ing a puncture on the automobile at a quiet spot In Beck street. The ma chine bore no lights and the officer called the attention of the driver to the fact. He received no answer and threw his searchlight Into the body of the car. The man shooplng over the tire immediately opened fire. His sec ond shot struck the officer near the heart. Laufhutte, staggered back and opened fire as the men took flight. They quickly separated and escaped. In the stolen automobile was found k rifle with a supply of cartridges, four revolvers with ammunition and a quantity of ammunition for weapons of a different caliber from those found. Gld-Fashioned Dreamy Waltz Supplanting Tango Chicago, Aug. 23.—The old-fash ioned, dreamy waltz will supplant the acrobatic tango in the ballrooms of the nation, if the National Associa tion of Dancing Masters has any influ ence. In convention the dancing pro fessors decreed that the tango must go. The waltz, one-step and the fox trot will be the fashionable favorites thii season. "Dancers are tiring of the tango and other similar dances," said Thomas Mc-Dougall of Pittsburgh, president of the association. "The old-fashioned waltz always led up to the time the tango made Its appearance, and we propose to re-establish it." LOCATE STEAMER IN 200 FEET By Associated Press Newport News, Va., Aug. 23.—Cap tain George Stillson, commanding the expedition of three tugs engaged in salvaging the $1,000,000 cargo of the sunken steamer Merida off the Vir ginia Capes: said to-day that the wreck had been located in 200 feet of water. The tugs were to leave here to-day to resume the attempt to sal vage the cargo. They were forced to put into this port a few days ago for provisions and additional diving apparatus. CARNEGIE "VERY WELL" Bar Harbor, Maine. Aug. 2 3.—An drew Carnegie, who returned from a fishing trip yesterday, caused word to he given to Inquirers that he was "very well." His secretary in discussing re ports that the millionaire philanthro pist was ill asserted that on the con trary he was enjoying "very good health." Mr. Carnegie will* leave Thursday on his yacht for a cruise along the coast of Nova Scotia. MARTINE TO Rl*N AGAIN Trenton. N. J., Aug. i'3.—United States Senator James E. Martine to day filed a petition for renomination as the Democratic candidate for thi (Office he holds. HARRISBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 23, 1916. TEN-BILLION ■ DOLLAR INVESTMENT REPRESENTED BY RAILROAD CONFERENCE WITH PR - - • ■% -■ ....... f*~- - — TTl —4t"Tir" r~i n mrwiMijf f"" r — n '—r"'rrn^ (Railroad officials in conference with President Wilson. Left to right, S. M. Felton, president of the Chicago Oreat Western; V. J. Harahan, president of the Seaboard Air Line, and George Randolph, vice-president of the Baltimore and Ohio.) Washington, D. C., Aug. 22.—An investment of more than $10,000,000,000 is represented by the railroad ex ecutives in conference with President Wilson regarding the impending strike. ROTARIANS PLAN TRIP BY MOTOR With Ladies They Will Go to Buena Vista Springs For Day's Outing Rotarians and their ladies and' guests, numbering over one hundred, : will motor to Buena Vista Springs to morrow, leaving Front and Market streets at 7.30 in the morning. Twen ty-five cars will carry the party, and the trip to the springs will be in the nature of an automobile run, prizes to be awarded to the cars arriving at the Buena Springs Hotel nearest to the fixed running time secretly deter 'l(ll fU'«. DtUsburg and Gettysburg are to be checking stations enroute, which means that all cars will have to arrive at Dillsburg before start will be made for Gettysburg, and all cars arrive at Get tysburg before start is made for Buena Vista Springs. On account of the dusty condition of the roads the cars will not follow in close succession, and no attempt at speed will be made. Dinner will be served at the Buena Vista Springs Hotel at 12 o'clock, af ter which the entertainment commit tee has arranged an array of "stunts" for the ladles, for which prizes will be awarded to those who excel. Dancing, golf, both field and clock, tennis, base oall and other outdoor events will also be a part of the afternoon's program. Homeward bound the route from the springs to Gettysburg will include a drive through portions of the Get tysburg battleneld and National ceme tery, arriving in Harrisburg about 8 o'clock in the evening. This is the Harrisburg Rotary Club's third automobile outing this summer, the first being to the inter city outing of the Harrisburg, Read ing, York and Lancaster Rotary Clubs at Lancaster on June 20th when the Harrisburg club captured the cup for prowess on the athletic field; the sec ond being its visit to the Hagerstown club at the Hagerstown Country club on August 3; and now this one, which .President Fry predicts will eclipse all otheis, because the members wiil have the ladies with them. Hughes Urges Efficiency Tariff as He Completes Tour of California; Starts East Fresno, Cal., Aug. 23.—At the turn of his transcontinental trip Charles E Hughes is speeding from Sacramento. On his way through the valley the nominee talked at fourteen station stops, chiefly on his conviction that the country needs a protective tariff to enable American enterprise to meet the competition of Europe when peace comes. Mr. Hughes nursed his throat during the day. Enjoys California Tour Mr. Hughes traversed California from its northern boundary to San Diego, a distance of approximately 1,200 miles. He stated that the excur sion was one of the most pleasurable, although probably the most strenuous. In his western itinerary. He said the citizens of the Golden State had made every effort to show him the beauties of California in the brief time allotted him and declared he had taken advan tage of every opportunity to enjoy their hospitality. The nominee left Sacramento shortly after 10 o'clock last night. On the way east Mr. Hughes will speak at Cheyenne. Wyo.; Ogden. Utah, and Salt Lake City. He wili reach Denver late Saturday and will deliver an address there Saturdav night. Immediately after this speech he will depart for Estes Park. 176 miles from Denver, where he will rest five days before continuing his home ward Journey. AUTOISTS ENDANGERED While attempting to turn his auto mobile around along the River road between West Fairview and Worm leysburg last evening about 8 o'clock B. F. Garver, New Cumberland, and family narrowly escaped injury when their car stopped on the edge of the river bank. A small rise in the ground kept the car from overturning. FLEETS HAVE NOT MET By Associated Press Washington, D C.. Aug. 23. —Ad- miral Mayo's hostile fleet, seeking to land invaders on the Atlantic sea board. ajid Rear Admiral Helm's de fending squadrons had not met in battle to-day in the greatest war game of the American Navy. HAtgAHAKi SISTERS NAMED KIPONA QUEEN Florence and Blanche Reese Being Supported by Admirers For Carnival Ruler The entry list for the many aquatic i events for the Kipona on the after- • noon of Labor Day on the Susque- - hanna River promises to surpass In size that of any previous water car nival held on the river basin. Every human fish, every boy and girl, who know how to handle a boat is urged by the committee on entries to put aside his or her bashfulness and get Into the competition. Entries may be made at any of the following places; Dintaman'S, BefrH < er's, Sourbler's boathouses, the munic ipal port at South street. George W. Bogar's, the Park Commission's offices the East End Printing Company 1524 Derry street, or any of the bath houses. It is very probable that the motion picture concern which is in Harrisburg taking 3,000 feet of local scenes, will make the Kipona event a big feature of the Harrisburg picture. The war canoes are all reported to be on the way and will be here In I time for the scholastic crews to have a few practice spins before the race. The gold, sliver and bronze medals have been approved and will be made up immediately, with the raised Key stone in gold, blue and white, making an attractive and appropriate design. Sister vs. Sister for Quoen The names of four candidates for the honor of Queen of the Kipona have been sent in by admirers who are strongly supporting their nom inees for the coveted honor of reign ing as queen on the special float which will be prepared. Ballots may be cast in Bowman's, Dives, Pomeroy & Stew art's, or Kaufman's. Miss Blanche Reese and her sister, Miss Florence Reese. 1111 Montgomery street, Miss Margaret Meyers, 1700 State street; Miss Marie Holtzman, 2222 North Third street, and Miss Rachel Lingle, 103 Washington street, are already capturing many votes. Send names to V. Grant Forrer, park superintendent's office. The Rotary Club is taking a keen ; Interest in the success of the Kipona and Secretary Forrer this morning , received a check for SSO from the 1 club, with the statement that the ; contribution Is In addition to the float which will be entered in the carnival and the band that will accompany it. Contributions are coming in slowly j but suraly. Previously acknowledged $275.00 Evans-Burtnett Company. . ... 10.00 Robert McCormlck... 25.00 Donald McCormick 25.00 The Rotary Club 50.00 Henry McCormick, Jr.. 5.00 Harrisburg Bridge Company.. 50.00 Total $440.00 McCOHMICK .MEETS WALSH By Associated Press Chicago, Aug. 23. Vance C. Mc- Cormick, chairman of the Democratic National committee, conferred here to-day with Senator Thomas J. Walsh, manager of western headquarters and a number of department and bureau chiefs. Later he met several national committeemen and State chairmen i for whom he received information re ! garding the progress of the cam ! paign. Chairman McCormick said | President Wilson will sDeak in Chi cago and other cities in central and western States before the close of the campaign. HOLD EPIDEMIC IN LEASH By Associated Press New York, Aug. 23.—New York's record-breaking heat wave has failed to spread the epidemic of infantile paralysis. Only a slight gain was shown to-day in the number of deaths and new cases reported. During tha twenty-four-hour period ending at 10 a. m. the plague killed 42 children an-1 131 were stricken. This compares with 39 deaths and 118 cases during the same period yesterday. SENATE P \SSES ARMY BILL Washington, D. C., Aug. 23.—An army appropriation bill with revised articles of war approved by the War Department was passed to-day by th»» Senate and now goes back to the House, where the amendment is ex pected to be accepted. TO HOLD PICNIC The annual picnic and outing of the Junior Christian Endeavor Society of the Sixth Street United Brethren Church will be held at Reservoir Park to-morrow. The children will be taken from the church in automo biles, leaving at 9 o'clock. GSSE£i&ISAISBQkE£k+ FIELD BAKERY IS FORMED IN GUARD Major Mueller, of Philadelphia, Will Likely Command Latest Organization Announcement was made at the ad-1 jutant general's department to-day of I the organization of a field bakery at tached to the division of Pennsylvania [ troops now at the border. The bakery will be composed of sixty-one men. divided into four sections, under com mand of a captain. It is likely that Major Frank L. Mueller, of Phlladel-! phla, now In the quartermaster corps, ] will be detailed to command th« new , organisation. EafJfof the'thr*<r ser-' tlons will be in command of a ser geant and when the troops return to this State three sections will be located in Philadelphia and one in Pittsburgh, where there jA*e armory facilities. The field bakery will have a capacity of 2-1,000 loaves per day, each section producing 6,000. It is expected that orders will be issued within a day or so mustering out of the guard the company of the separate battalion at Danville. The Willlamsport and Milton companies are to be absorbed by the Thirteenth Infantry, while the Sunbury company succeeded the Pottsville company of the Fourth. The progress on payment of the men who enlisted prior to June 24 and who were rejected or did not take the oath is being held back by failure of men to send data regarding residence. All such men of the Fourth have been paid and most of the Sixth and Eighth, while progress is being made in the i payment of the First, Third and I Eighteenth. j Second Lieutenant E. T. Miller, Lock Haven, was to-day promoted to be first j lieutenant of Troop K. First Cavalry. Finds Indian Ceremonial Fireplace Digging Sewer Trench in Woodbine Street ; Ceremonial fireplace of an old Indian ; camp site, around the flames of which ) aborigines of years gone by danced and prayed while they javo up sac ■ rifices to their gods, was excavated by ! a gang of laborers who were digging a | ditch in Woodbine street, a few days ; ago. I B. Frank Nead. a local attorney, j removed a number of old -sites from I the firo lined sides of the tjlaoi which I was d'reovered by Harry f. Haa*. | Ncrtn Sixtli street. Many chaired I bone heads, deer bones, stai; antlers, i doy rnd turkey borrcr-, lailons of u j hawk £.nd other articles were re i moved. Private Exhibition of Civic Moving Pictures j Moving picture films, showing Har ■ risburg as the "heart of distribution,' 'and depicting daily scenes in this busy i city and vicinity, will be made an im -1 portant factor in boosting Harrisburg. i Following a private exhibition, to-dav, by the Falrite Film Company, of New York City, showing Williamsport city, everybody present unanimously express ed themselves as enthusiastic over the wonderful possibilities existing in Hnr rlsburg for the making of a represen tative civic film. Present at the exhibition, given In the Victoria Theater, were representa tives of the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club and Engineers Society of Pennsylvania, Mayor E. S. | Meals and other city officials. The Fal rite Company will picture scenes at the ! Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce out | ing next Saturday. THROW MEN OCT OE UNION Athens, Ohio, Aug. 23.—One hun dred and seventy-five miners employed at Mine No. 3 7 of the New York Coal Company, who struck because the company would not discharge John Murphey, mine boss, and who refused to go back to work when ordered to do so by John P. White, international president of the miners' organization, to-day are not union men. The char ter of their local union has been re voked by President White. HURLED UNDER AUTO Clarence Knighton, aged 22, of 446 Boyd street, was hurled under an automobile driven hy E. B. Waters, of Lock Haven, this mQrning, when the motorcycle he was driving sideswiped the big car near Dauphin. The wheel of the auto, according to Mrs. Knigh- j ton passed over her husband, but he I escaped with slight lacerations of the i head, face and body. He was taken to the Harrisburg Hospital for treat- | raemt. Mrs. Knighton was uninjured, j 12 PAGES LEADERS FEAR THEY CAN HOLD BUT UTTLE LONGER Employes' Meeting Thrown Into Uproar by Speeches of Strong Minority Which Demands Immediate Action Unless Roads Accept President's Plan RAILROADS PLAYING FOR TIME CHARGE OF RESTLESS ELEMENT Discontent Spreading Rapidly; Managers Continue De liberations on Form of Counter Proposal They Should Make to Wilson; Talk of Passing 8-Hour Law For Railroads Washington, Aug. 23.—The railroad employes committee snoweu . jch j signs of unrest to-day at the delay in the negotiations between President Wilson and the railroad executives that the leaders of the men were alarmed and openly expressed fears of their ability to hold them much: longer. An employes meeting this morning ; wae thrown into an uproar by I speeches of a minority which de- > manded immediate action unless the roads accept the President's plan, but' the leader succeeded in adjourning; it before any vote could be taken on I any of the various proposals. They said afterward that while the pres sure for immediate action came from a minority it was strong. The leaders said they believed the majority would be willing to give the President a j little more time. Some of the men urged that most | of them go home leaving the brother hood heads with authority to call a strike if the railroads do not accept j the President's plan. The meeting adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. Fre quently shouts and applause were heard a block away from the hall. ! "It is our belief," one of the <Jom mitteemen said, "that the railroads are playing for time with the Presi dent, Just as they have done with us for many months. There is no reason why they should not have given the President an answer by this time. They are tiring us out all right and the men are getting disgusted with the jvholQ situation. 1 think there are enough cool headed cohSmlti^eftfeft ; I U-BOAT ATTACKS AMERICAN LOAT Rotterdam, Aug. 23. According to information here I i ( the American steamer Owego, regarding a reported subma- T rinc attack on which the American government has in- I , quired of Germany, arrived heie August 13 and reported > encountering oft the Isle of Wight a German submarine | , which fired ten or twelve shots at her without warning, it is declared, some shells striking very close to her but in- ' flicting no damage. a > t ' RAILROAD HEADS MAY GRANT 8-HOUR DAY 1 Washington, Aug. 23. There are many indications | I i ® that the railroad presidents are considering the eight-hour | day on condition that some definite assurance be given them t ; i that future disputes will he arbitrated. EARTHQUAKE IN CALIFORNIA < Eureka, Cal., 23.—The most violent earthquake felt here j since April, 19C. Francisco was destroyed, I , t rock tl ■: ity and northern Humboldt county at 6.55 this J < | morni There was no material damage. A WILLIAM H. CORKLE DIES e ' il Karrisbiirg.—William H. Corklc, assistant station- ' * master of the Pennsylvania Railroad here, died this morn < ' ing at his home, 31 North Seventeenth street. Mr. ! has been .11 and unable to attend his regular duties since ! ' I I July of last year. Funeral services will be held from the I > < ( house Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. 1 J* TO DEFER SCHOOL OPENING ( Harrisburg.—State Commissioner of Health Dixon will ® ► late to-day discuss with A. D. Glenn, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, the proposition of deferring opening'f * of the schools of the State until late in September or early ' ' in October because of infantile paralysis. It is likely thatj ► < • it will be arranged. To-day over forty new cases were re- i ; ported from throughout the State. , I Harrisburg.—After completing a thorough*investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the - ; 5-month-old sen of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shaffer, of Edge-' ' m'ont, near here, Coroner Jacob Eckinger and County De ,'t tective James Walters found that the causes were natural. 1 » | . . I CITY EDITION here to control the meetings a day or two longer, but the discontent is spreading rapidly." While the railroad executives con tinued deliberations on what form of counter proposal they shall make to President Wilson, the President con ferred with Senator Newlands and Representative Adamson, chairman of the Interstate Commerce Committee in Congress, about the bill to increase the membership of the Interstate Commerce Commission by two. Sena tor > T ewlands afterward announced he would push his bill immediately. The development was taken to indi cate a movement for sending the in vestigation features of the President's plan to the commission. Possibility of passing an eight-hour law for railroads was discussed among several congressional leaders, but no definite program was evolved and it was understood no action would be taken unless the President's efforts failed. Three railroad presidents reported to the committee which is trying to [Continued on Page 5] N. Y. Tenement Collapses; One Dead; 6 Missing By Associated Press New York, Aug. 23. Six men are missing, one is dead, several are dying in hospitals and a dozen others were injured to-day as the result of the collapse of a flve-story brick tenement tri"*o i urse of construction In the Bronx.