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T WW MR* 911 BY CARRIERS G CENTS A WEEK, ISO. £LI SINGLE COPIES 2 CENTS. FINAL RETURNS SHOW SWEEPING G.O. P. VICTORY Place Plurality of Republican Candidate For Governor of Maine at 13,355 SOLDIERS GIVE GOOD VOTE Solid Delegation Sent to Con gress; Splendid Working Ma jority in State Senate By Associated Press Portland, Me., Sept. 12. The thoroughness of the Republican vic tory at the polls yesterday was em phasized as the returns from isolated towns and plantations straggled in to day. Revised figures placed the plurality of Governor-elect Carl E. Milllken, Republican, over Governor Oakley O. Curtis, at 13,355. Returns from the border show that the members of the Second Maine Infantry cast a total vote of 470 of which Milliken received 300. Pluralities for the Republicans who will send a solid delegation to Congress were practically unchanged from the figures of last night as were the pluralities of Frederick Hale and former Governor Bert M. Fernald, who were elected to the United States Senate. The Republicans who have held a majority in the State Senate will control both houses by a good working majority. The revised vote for Governor, United States Senators and Congressmen follows: Sweep KveryUiing Governor: Milliken, Republican, 79,902; Curtis, Democrat, 66,547. United States Senators: Hale, Re publican, 78,044; Fernwald, Republi can, 79,368; Johnson, Democrat, 68,- 273; Sills, Democrat, 66,832. Congressmen: Goodall, Republican, 19,732; Stevens, Democrat, 16,103; White Republican, 19,157; McGilli cuddy. Democrat, 18,770; Peters. Re publican, 21,820; Bunker, Democrat, 18,277; Horsey, Republican, 15,Ut>6; Pierce, Democrat, 11,013. National Issues to Front Throughout the campaign in which a great number of men from all parts of the country, drawn trom Republi cans, Democrats and Progressives, participated, national issues were kept to the front. The interest aroused, to gether with perfect election weather, brought out one of the biggest votes ever cast in the State and possibly greater than has been known before. For the first time the two United States Senators were elected by popu lar vote. The Republicans made a determined effort to win the one seat in the Senate and the single seat in the House of Representatives held by Maine Democrats. The Democrats had claimed the State by 3,000 and the Republicans by 15,000. The Legislature has been won by the Republicans, v/ho now control the Senate, the lower house being Demo cratic. Figures ..how a Republican gain of five seats in the House and two in the Senate. Frank J. Ham, of Augusta, the chairman of the Republican State Committee, claimed the State by 15,- 000, the election of a Governor, two United States Senators and all four Congressmen. Ho would concede but two counties to the Democrats, Andro scoggin and Knox. The real surprise of the campaign was the defeat of [Continued on Paso B.] Plunges Through Skylight at Steel Works; Is Killed Plunging through a skylight at the Bridge Shop of the Bethlehem Steel Company's plant at Steelton this morning, John H. Keefer, a painter, 468 North Front street, Steelton. struck the floor and was instantly killed. Keefer and a companion were work ing on a scaffold over the light when something gave way and the scaffold broke through. Keefer dropped to the floor many feet below but his com panion caught the roof edge and was saved. Keefer was 4 5 years old and unmarried. 1100 M3NKRS STRIKE By Associated Press Hazleton, Pa., Sept. 12. The 1400 men at the Cranberry colliery of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company struck to-day because about 100 of their number are back in payment of their union dues. Operations are com pletely tied up. THE WEATHER For Harrlsburg and viclnityi Fair to-nlchti AN edneulny purtly cloudy | not much change In tem perature. For Eastern Pennsylvania: Partly overeast to-night and Wedncs day; slightly warmer in uortii portion to-nlKht; moderate cant wind*. - River The Susquehanna river and Its tributaries will fall slowly or re main stationary. A staee of about 8.25 (eet I* Indicated for Harrlsburit Wednesday morning. Temperaturei 8 a. iu„ 50. Sum Hlhcn, 3i4S a. m.j acta. 6:21 p. m. Moon I Lost quarter, September 10, 12i3fi a. m. River Stage, 3.3 feet above low water mark. ... . Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, 73. Lowest temperature, G2. Mean temperature, 02. Normal temperature, 00. DOES IT I>AY? Laat Saturday Al. K. Thomas of the East End Bank instructed the advertising department of this pa per to publish until further notice, a small display advertisement con cerning a Penbrook bungalow which was for rent or sale. The advertisement appeared for the first time Saturday evening. Saturday evening people began calling Mr. Thomas. Monday morning Mr. Thomas closed with a tenant, and the advertising de partment of the Telegraph was in structed to discontinue the adver tisement. Another testimonial to the effectiveness of the advertis ing columns of the Telegraph. Three State Conventions Bring Sealers, 3 CONVENTIONS WILL CONSIDER MANY PROBLEMS Questions Affecting Every Man, Woman and Child in State to Be Taken Up BIG MEN ARE SPEAKERS Sealers, Coroners and Post masters Gather Here For Annual Sessions Three State conventions were open ed in this city to-day which will have an important bearing on the public weal. The three organizations which are in convention are the Pennsylvania Association of Sealers of Weights and Measures, the State Coroners' Asso ciation and the Pennsylvania Post masters' Association. The Postmasters' convention opened at 11 o'clock this morning In the Caucus Room of the House of Rep resentatives. Sessions will continue until to-morrow afternoon. Among the subjects to be discussed by the postmasters are rural mail service, marketing by parcel post, retirement of superannuated employes, postal savings, and penny postage. The State Sealers are meeting in the Senate Chamber. Testing and sealing of gasoline measuring pumps, the benefits of public scales in city markets, relations of merchants and inspectors, honest merchandising and kindred subjects will be discussed to day, to-morrow and Thursday. The Coroners are meeting at the engineers Club and they will hear their duties to-day and to-morrow. [Continued on Page B.] Pennypacker Leaves Estate to His Family By Associated Press Philadelphia, Sept. 12.—The widow and children of former Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker, who died September 2, will receive his estate, estimated at $20,000 to $50,000. The will, which was executed May 16 of this year, was admitted to probate to day at Norristown. In many respects it fefiects the peculiar characteristics of its author. There is a clause bequeathing to Josephine W. Pennypacker, a daugh ter, a silver dollar which, it is ex plained, was given the dead Governor by his grandmother and which he enrried in his pocket for fifty-five years. "It is the one concrete thing most closely associated with me per sonally," the Governor wrote. Deeoratio >s to Grandson Mr. Pennypaeker's decoration as a colonel in the G. A. R. t fashioned out of a portion of captured cannon, and several other decorations of other mili tary organizations are awarded his grandson, Samuel Whitaker Penny packer, along with other personal property. His commissions as judge and Gov ernor and other commissions and cer tificates of membership in many so cieties are given to his son, Bevan Au brey Pennypacker, who will also re ceive a Bible printed in 156 8, which belonged to the grandfather of his great-great-great-grandmother; the Bible of his great-grandfather, Mat tias Pennypacker; the Bible of his great-grandfather, Samuel Adams; the portrait of his great-grandfather, Isaac Anderson; the oil portraits of his grandfather and grandmother Whit aker, the crayon portrait of his father, the oil portrait of his mother, and the oil portrait of himself; the silver lov ing cup given to him by his military staff also is left to his son. To his daughters. Eliza Bromall Pennypacker and Ann Maria Whit aker the testator leaves the silver set of 163 pieces ornamented with the arms of the Pennypacker family given to him by the heads of the depart ments of the Commonwealth. Want Home Preserved The rest of his estate, real, personal and mixed, is given to his widow for life. Upon her death the executors are directed to divide the estate into four parts for the four children. After empowering the executors to sell the real estate, the testator de clares: "It is my hope, but I do not enjoin, that the home at Pennypack ers Mills, with its appointments and contents, be maintained and preserved for my children." The executors are the widow and the son. Twelve Miles of Soldiers to Crowd Texas Roads in Biggest Hike in 50 Years San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 12. Au tomobilists and others, who wish to travel between San Antonio and Aus tin on any of the eight days beginning Saturday, September 16, would do well to keep off the route selected by Gen eral Funston for the big divisional "hike," according to a warning sent out from Southern Department head quarters. The marching National Guardsmen and regulars will form a column 10 to 12 miles in length and vehicles will have a hard time passing it. Several features will distinguish the "hike" from any other practice stunt in American army history. It will be the biggest on record with 663 officers, 13,410 enlisted men, and 5,750 animals taking part. For the first time motor transportation will ho used to supply an army division. For the first time since the Civil war a division will move with complete divisional train equip ment . Five motor truck companies, a total of 175 machines, will form the divi sional trains. Two companies will make up the supply train, two com panies the ammunition train and one company the engineer train. The sun ply problem will be handled along the lines worked out by the European combatants. San Antonio will be the base and throughout the 83-mlle march to Austin, the three days' stay there and the eight days' return trip, the trucks will journey back to Sari Antonio for all supplies except wood water and hay. HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 12, 1916, RUNAWAY CAR JUMPS OFFRAILS; 2 DEAD, 13 HURT Trolley Operated by Green N. Y. Strike-Breaker Crashes Into Two Jitneys FOUR MORE MAY DIE Intermittent Rioting During Night; Surface Lines Com pletely Tied Up New York, Sept. 12. The first serious accident of the street railway strike in this city occurred early to day when a trolley car of the Union Railway Company in the Bronx, operated by a "green" motorman, got beyond control on a steep grade and jumping the track at a curve, crashed into two jitney buses, killing two per sons and severely injuring 13 others Four of the injured may die. The car crew was arrested pending in vestigation. After a night of intermittent riot ing, motormen on the Sixth and Ninth avenues elevated roads reported to the police that they had been fired upon by strikers from roof tops. Third avenue elevated trains were re peatedly bombarded with bricks and stones from buildings. One passenger, a woman, was struck on the head and seriously injured. Five arrests were made. The congestion on the subways and elevated roads to-day was even more pronounced that yesterday, duo to the fact that, there was little or no service on the surface lines of Manhattan and the Bronx. Not a car wheel moved in West Chester, cities of Yonkers, Mt. Vernon and New Rochelle. Union leaders claim hundreds of subway and elevated employes have joined the union within the last 24 hours. Trac tion officials maintain that all of their employes who signed the "master and servant contract" remained loyal. Hugh Frayne, State organizer of the American Federation of Labor in sisted to-day that a general walk-out by all labor unions was not being con sidered. He said the present plans of the leaders contemplated calling out the unions closely allied to the striking railroad men. John T. Riley, chairman of the International Longshoremen's Union, declared that the members of his organization, numbering between 8,- 000 and 10,000 are voting on the ad visability of declaring a sympathetic strike. Attack Strike-breakers Violence continued as the day went on. Strikers and sympathizers halted surface cars and set upon the crews of strike-breakers when the latter refused to deser! their posts. Nearly one hundred strike-breakers, most of them from Chicago and Bos ton, appealed to Mayor Mitchel and the Public Service Commission, claim ing that none of the promises made when they were engaged had been kept and that they were virtually pris oners in car barns. They alleged that alleged guards prevented them from leaving and that wages due them were not forthcoming. The mayor promised them police protection in their efforts to collect wages. Maennerchor Members to Get Tiny Iron Crosses From Deutschland Cargo From the stout iron bolts that com prised a part of the ballast of the Ger man uijdersea liner Deutschland, the first submarine that ever carried a cargo across the Atlantic to America's shores, tiny souvenir "iron crosses" will be wrought for the members of the Harrisburg Maennerchor. Edward Moeslein, a former city councilman, and well known in Ger man-American circles throughout the city, a noted firm of junk dealers and Captain Paul Koenig and his intrepid crew will make this possible. Here's the story: When the Deutschland nosed into Baltimore It bore a cargo of nuts, bolts and similar products in ballast. Klaff &■ Co., the Junk dealing firm, bought the stuff. James G. Hatz, a local attorney, is resident counsel for the firm and one of the traveling rep resentatives to-day called at Mr. Hatz's office and presented him with three bolts as souvenirs. Mr. Moeslein to-day was given a counle of the bolts to present as sou venirs to the local singing society. And he declared he will have the iron molded into tiny iron crosses. Y. M. C. A. Gymnasium Is Closed For Repairs C. W. Miller, the new physical direc tor for the Young Men's Christian As sociation, has closed the gymnasium temporarily while the apparatus is be ing carefully Rone over, examined and renovated, in anticipation of a busy winter season. Mr. Miller estimates that two weeks will suffice for a thor ough overhauling of rhe equipment and the gymnasium will probably be reopened about September 25. Young men's and boys', as well as the businessmen's classes will be organized on October 2. Radical changes are expected in the physical department and the season will be started on that date. Says Germany Will Not Unload Low-Priced Goods on America After War Berlin, Sept. 11, via London, Sept 12. —The prospect of a "war after the war," as proposed by British news papers and discussed at the economic conference of the. Allies at Paris ap parently is causing little anxiety in Germany, where l*ie belief is expressed that natural commercial tendencies will soon overcome any artificial bar riers which may he erected. This view was voiced in a statement to the Associated Press to-day by Phillip Hcineken, director of the North German Lloyd Line. Herr Heineken discussed plans being made in Ger many to resume international trade after tho coming of peace and said there was no basis for apprehension lhat Germany might unload low-priced goods on the American market. WHAT TECH PADDLED ) . §a * ■:! ■■■■■'< mm Wouldn't you like to be one of the eleven sturdy young athletes who had a hand—or two hand—in the winning of this cup? , trophy Presented to the crew of Technical High School, the winner of the Kipon war canoe race with the Central and Steeitun high schools and the Harrisburg Academy, September 4. The Greater Harrisburg Navy is the donor and the cup must be won the majority of times out of five to be permanently retained. President E J Stack pole, last evening presented the cup to Captain Ellwood Mell. 'l7. at the Navy meeting. .Paddling with Captain Mell were the following feloyd Reese, 'l7. stroke; Oscar Sutch. 'l7; Kenneth Stark. 'l7; Fred Snoddy, = kssig. 18; Ernest Bauchman, '18; Claude Stroup, 'if; Elmer Cook, 'l9- Victor Snyder, 18, and Ernest Lambert, 'lB. "Dick" Rauch was coach. r-- ■ ' ■'' •'■- ' ■ .... ■ ■ .. . PLAN WINTER ICE CARNIVAL Harrisburg Navy Begins Plans For Permanent Develop ment of River Winter Ice carnivals on the river or Wildwood Lake, hockey matches canoe "runs" to nearby towns up and down the Susquehanna—these are a few of the annual events which the Greater Harrisburg Navy hopes to ar range every year and it is possible that the initial cold weather "stunt" will be held this winter to be followed by the first of the boat trips in the Spring. The entertainment feature possibili ties were discussed last evening at a largely attended meeting at the Dlnta man boat pavilion. Then, too, the Navy got down to the serious end of the program for which it was primarily organized—the map [Continued on Pasc 3] ROB JEWELRY STORE City detectives are running down clues to the robbery which occurred about 4 o'clock this morning at the jewelry store of William Plack, 23 South Second street. The thieves broke into the' store through a large plate glass window and stole women's and children's bracelets valued at about $7. A box containing a large bracelet was found by the authorities near Troup's garage in Blackberry alley. BRITISH VIOLATE U.S. NEUTRALITY Vigorous Protest Will Be Made on Holding Up of Steamer in Philippine Waters By Associated Press Washington, Sept. 12. Violation of American neutrality by a British torpedo boat which held up and ex amined the Phillipino Steamer Cebu within the territorUt waters of the Philippines was reported to the War Department to-day by Governor Gen eral Harrison. The dispatch imme diately was transmitted to the State Department and will bo made the subject of a vigorous protest to Great Britain. The incident occurred yesterday one mile and a half off Carabao is land. According to the report of the steamer's master, Lieut. Bailes, com manding H. M. S. Destroyer No. 2, boarded the Cebu, made inquiries about her passengers and took both the ship's manifest and her passenger list. Apparently the officer was searching for a man named Bady, who was not found. On releasing the Cebu, the lieuten ant made this no'.p on her log: "Boarded at 3:50 a. m., 9-11-16, examined and passed." There has been more than one com plaint about the activity of the British vessels around the Philippines and while Governor General Harri son's report furnishes the basis for a specific protest it is probable that Great Britain will be called upon to restrict the operations of her patroll ing squadron generally In and near the territorial waters of the islands. INVESTIGATING SPAN COLLAPSE Accounts of Survivors of Que bec Disaster and Spectators at Variance; 11 Deaths By Associated Press Quebec. Sept. 12.—The St. Lawrence Rridge Company and the Quebec Bridge Commission are conducting a joint investigation to-day into the col lapse of the central span of the Quebec cantilever bridge over the St. Law rence river while it was being hoisted into position. The death list remains at eleven. Accounts of survivors of the disaster and spectators are at hopeless vari ance, some holding that the span Itself buckled first and others that the hoist ing supports did not work uniformly, thereby throwing too much strain on the supports. Will Start Work Again Soon Engineers in charge of the construc tion work said to-day that as soon as the cause of the accident is ascertained the work of either reconstructing a new span or raising the collapsed one would be immediately undertaken. It was estimated the work will cost $1,000,000. The opening of the bridge, scheduled for next Spring, has been indefinitely postponed. Quebec harbor officials, on iinding that the fallen span did not block the ship channel, permitted to day the resumption of navigation by ocean-going vessels. WILSON REMAINS NEAR SICK SISTER Makes No Comment on Repub ican Victory; to Receive Border Commissioners By Associated Press New London, Conn., Sept. 12. President Wilson to-day remained near his sister, Mrs. Anne E. Howe, who is critically ill here. His plans de pended largely on the outcome of her sickness. Early this morning it was said that her condition was practically unchanged. The first news of the apparent Re publican victory in Maine was received by the President from the newspapers this morning as members of his party would not disturb him last night with the word because of the illness of Mrs. Howe. He would make no comment. Arrangements were made for the President to receive the members of the American and Mexican joint com mission on board the naval "yacht Mayflower during the day. The May flower, with Mr. Wilson on board was anchored off Fort Trumbull, near here, but launches carried hourly re ports to the President regarding Mrs. Howe's condition. During the forenoon, the physicians attending the President's sister Issued the following bulletin: "Mrs. Howe had a comfortable night. Her condition remains about the same." This news was Immediately for warded to the President on the May flower. Soon afterwards, the Presi dent and Mrs. Wilson came ashore and went to Mrs. Howe's hotel. As they walked through the main street of New London, they were recognized by many persons. ALLIES EXERT HEAVY PRESSURE IN MACEDONIA British Sweeping Along the the Struma Northeast of Saloniki MAY BE GREAT DRIVE Bulgarians in Flight After De feat in Thirty-Six Hour Battle Reports from the Macedonian front to-day point more strongly than ever to the probability that the present thrust of the entente forces may be the long expected general offensive movement from this base. Of the armies of the five nations as sembled on this front, reported from some sources to number 600,000 men, the British and French are known to be exerting heavy pressure, the Brit ish along the Struma front northeast of Saloniki, and the French north ward alons the Vardar on the Ser bian border. French troops also are co-operating with the British in the more easterly operation where like their allies they have crossed the Struma, capturing the village of Yenimah on the easterly bank, within ten miles of Demir-His sar. The British have seized addi tional trenches across the river to the southeast and according to a news dispatch from Athens the Bulgarians arc in retreat after a 36-hour battle in which they suffered heavy losses. West of the Vardar, near Majadag, four miles south of Gievgeli, Paris re ports a vigorous offensive by the French and their allies, resulting in the penetration of Bulgarian positions to a depth of nearly half a mile on a two-mile front. Russians Advancing The Russian campaign in the Car pathians is making further progress, according to Petrograd, which reports the capture of Kapul mountain, near the Bukowina border, and other heights nearby. Berlin announces the repulse of Russian attacks in this sec tor. In Macedonia the Bulgarians are reported to have evacuated the forts at Kavala which they occupied last month, when they pushed their left flank forward to the Aegean coast. Guns of allied warships now domin ate Kavala, rendering the forts use less to the Bulgarians, who are said to have turned thetn over to the Greeks. London dispatches indicate [Continued on Page B.] PLAN RECEPTION TO NEW EISHOP 1 •At a meeting tO-nlght of Harrisburg Council, Knights T of Columbus, plans will be discussed for the reception to I Bishop Phillip R. McDevitt on Thursday, September 28. ? The Knights of Columbus will act jointly with the Priests I of the Harrisburg Diocese in making this a memorable * event. f HUGHES DEEPLY GRATIFIED Plattsburg, N. Y., Sept. 12.—Charles E. Hughes spent I T| to-day, the last day of his first presidential campaign trip | in Plattsburg. He reached here shortly before 1. p. m., and < f visited the military training camp. To-night he will speak | f in a hall here. Mr. Hughes to-day made this statement ) 9 concerning the Maine elections: "I am deeply gratified by 1 J the result in Maine. We shall ird with renewed £ confidence." ® 1 i TRACKWALKER IS KILLED , 1 Harrisburg.—Abraham L. Kramer, aged 47, of Ruther i ford Heights, a trackwalker for the Pennsylvania Railroad. L 9 1 k 1 w*u struck by a facrt traia at the east end of the Rockville t bridge this morning nnd instantly killed. | PRESIDIO CAMP HIT BY STORM ' S 1 Presidio, Tex., Sept. I."!.—A heavy wind and hail storm ® ► 1 wrecked the army camp here to-day, a number of tcnta 1 s being blown down and the roofs of stables carried away. I * 1 Miner damage also was reported throughout this section. T 22 KILLED IN MEXICAN WRECK ' ; J El Paso, Tex., Sept. 12.—Twenty-two persons were killed when a northbound passenger train on the National 1 * P Railway of Mexico struck a spreading rail near Ortiz, | Chihuahua, about 75 miles south of Chihuahua City, last * Sunday, according to reports received in Juarez to-day. /H ARRIACE UCENSES Charlca William Nuabrldel, Maasllton, 0., and Alma Emily Fnhrmaa, 1 •city. William Jacob Kuhn and Klorence May Null, city. I 12 PAGES CITY EDITION COUNCIL TURNS JITNEY PROBLEM OVER TO VOTERS Swift Si Co. Withdraw Plan to Build Overhead Bridge; C. of C. Victory FIRST INITIATIVE PETITION People to Decide at November Polls; Packing Firm Fears Legal Attack By unanimous voice Council to-day referred to the people of Harrisburgr the question of whether or not the present jitney ordinance shall be changed. The problem will be decided at the polls at the Fall election, November 7. The action followed the presentation to the City Commissioners of the ini tiative petition—the first measure of its kind ever offered in any municipal ity in Pennsylvania since the passage of the Clark act —in which the city authorities had been asked by 2914 voters to amend the present Jitney reg ulation. Reduction of the bond from $2,000 to a SI,OOO pool, to cut down the license fees and the penalties for violations were prayed for. Behind the mov'ement were the striking trolleymen and jitney drivers [Continued on Pnge 5] Schoolteacher Is Slain on Way Home From Completing Wedding Plans With Fiancee Pottsville, Pa., Sept. 12. William Paul, a schoolteacher of Kaska Wil liam, was murdered last night- His body, riddled wtih bullets, was found this morning. Paul called on Miss Nora Carroll, his sweetheart, last night and left at 11 o'clock. Yesterday the banns of marriage were announced In St. Patrick's church of this city. A bullet shattered Paul's right tem ple and went through his brain. An other entered the left breast and pierced the heart. A third entered the upper right arm. His pocketn were truned inside out and the money taken. His watch, torn from his body, was found 30 feet away and his straw hat was found lying in the bushes. The murder was committed at the foot of a hill, half a mile from Middleport, in one of the loneliest sections of thia region.