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Resignation of Zaimis Ministry Believed Preliminary to Entrance of Greece in War
Interborough Rapid Transit
tnd Railways Co. Decline to
Confer With Unions
High Powered Explosive in
Station; Few Cars Run; Ex
treme Congestion
iCew York, Sept. 13. The Inter
borough Rapid Transit and the New
York Railways Company formally re
jected to-day the Public Service Com
mission's recommendation for a strike
settlement made yesterday. The two
companies, controlling the subway,
elevated and green car surface lines,
declined to hold further conferences
with representatives of the union and
announced that it is their intention to
continue to operate their lines on the
present basis.
The rejection, presented by Richard
R. Rogers, general counsel to the two
companies, read:
"The Interborough Rapid Transit
Company respectfully represents 'to
the commission that it cannot arbitrate
its rights to enter Into agreements
with 10,306 of its employes out of a
total of 11,800 when the employes
who have signed are content with
those agreements and are endeavoring
to carry them out in good faith."
The agreements referred to are the
"master and servant" contracts which
bind the men not to ask for wage in
creases or betterment In working con
ditions ior two years. The distribu
tion of the contracts among the
Interborough and green car employes
forced the strike, union leaders claim.
Find Dynamite
Brooklyn detectives, it was disclosed
to-day. are investigating a reported
plot to damage property of the Inter
borough with an explosive. A pack
age four Inches by three inches in
dimension was found by a track
walker near the borough hall subway
station in Brooklyn late last night. It
contained, accrding to the Bureau of
Combustibles, dynamite of the power
ful kind generally used in undersea
operations. Officials regarded the ex
plosive as so dangerous that they
threw It into the East river.
But few surface cars were operated
to-day and passengers were forced to
use the subways and elevated roads.
Although traction officials claim
more trains than normal are in
operation, congestion at express sta-
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Hearings on Site For U. S.
* Armor Plant Under Way
Washington. Sept. 13. Hearings
on the question of a site for the pro
posed government armor plate fac
tory were begun before Secretary
Daniels and other Navy Department
officials to-day. Representatives of
Chambers of Commerce and other or
ganizations urged the advantages of
their respective cities.
Briefs, plans, photographs and
other data were submitted for invest
igation to the Naval General Board
which must finally approve the site.
The proposed armor plant was pro
vided for in the recent naval appro
priation at a cost not to exceed sll.-
Among those seeking the plant are
New Castle, Chestre, Pittsburgh, Phila
delphia. Oil City, Slatington, Berwick,
uSnbury, Allentown, Bridgeport, Erie,
Coatesville, Columbia, Girard. Sandy
Lake, Scottdale, New Cumberland.
Emerald and Carnegie, Pa., Provi
dence, R. 1., WeilsJjurg, Wheeling and
Huntington. W. Va., Richmond and
Norfolk, Va., Birmingham, Ala., and
many other southern cities.
Washington, D. C., Sept. 13.—Net
revenues from operations of $1,176,-
804,001 for the year ending June 30,
compared with $850,402,433 during
1915, for all railroads having revenues
of $1,000,000 a year or over are shown
to-day in the Interstate Commerce
Commission's report. The net revenue
per mile was $5,134 for the current
year, compared with $3,763 for last
Cleveland. Ohio, Sept. 13.—One man
was fatally injured and sixteen others
hurt when the roof of a water tunnel
being dug under the floor of Lake Erie
caved In early to-day. It was in an
other section of the same tunnel that
nineteen men were killed by a gas ex
plosion several weeks ago.
For Harrisburg nd vicinity* Fair
to-night anil Thursday) not much
change lit trmperiturr.
For Kuntern Pcnnsylvanlai Over
cast to-night and Thursday) not
mueh change in temperature)
light, variable winds.
The Susquehanna river and Ita
tributaries will remain nearly
stationary. A stage of about 3.23
feet la Indicated for Harrisburg
Thursday morning.
General Conditions
A disturbance from the South seas,
now central near the Florida
peninsula, hns caused rain In the
South Atlantic States, heavv over
a part of Southern Florida, "show
ers have occurred In the West
Gulf States, the Middle and I'pper
Mississippi Valley, over the
north and west portions of the
l.nke Region and In some places
In the Plains States and In the
Western Canadian provinces.
Temperatures have risen 2 to 10 de
grees In the Atlantic States, ex
cept Southern Florida, and 2 to
14 degrees In the Rocky Moun
tain region. In the Mississippi
Valley and generally throughout
the Plains States and In Alberta
and Rrltlsh Columbia It la 2 to IS
degrees cooler.
Temperature) 8 a. m., AO.
Sum Rlaes, 5:43 a. m.j sets, Otlv
P. m. ,'
Moon i Rises, oisO p. m.
River Stagei 3.3 feet above low
water mark.
Yesterday's Weather
Highest temperature, 75.
I.owest temperature, 40.
Mean temperature, 02.
Normal temperature, 00.
Continue Rapid Thrust and
Win Bouchavesne Along
Resignation of Zaimis Cabinet
Believed Preliminary
Instead of resting on the ground
won in yesterday's great attack north
of the Somme the French continued
their thrust last night, capturing the
village of Bouchavesnes, and a wood
ed area nearby.
Bouchavesnes lies east of the Bap
aume-Peronne road, cut In yesterday's
drive and Its capture with adjacent
territory apparently clinches French
possession of thlf main highway to
Combles is now cut off from the !
south and In a dangerous salient, j
while General Foch is in a favor
able position for a stroke from the
north at Peronne, which appears
seriously threatened by the new j
French advance, one of the most 1m- '
portant made In any single operation ,
since the Somme offensive began. |
The British, who hold the lines i
northwest of Combles, are maintain- 1
ing a firm grip on Ginchy but as yet
apparently have made no attempt to j
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American Commissioners
Securing Military Advice
on Patrol For Border
New London, Conn., Sept. 13.—With :
the arrival here to-day of Major-Gen- i
eral Bliss, from Washington, American 1
members of the joint international
commission proposed to take up again '
the question of devising an adequate
system of policing for the Mexican
boundary. It was laid aside tempo
rarily by tho commission In order that
the American members might secure ■
military advice on certain points.
The conferences have taken up,
while awaiting General Bliss, outlines |
of economic and physical conditions in
Mexico. In presenting the latter re
view yesterday Luis Cabrera, head of
the Mexican commission, drew atten- :
tion to the progress that the Carranza
government had made. In January,
1915, he said, the Carranza forces con- !
trolled only a fringe of states along
1 the gulf coast and a few ports on the
west. The remainder of the country
was in the hands of Villa and Zapata
| and their followers. Since General
; Carranza to-day faces only scattered
: outlaw bands and there Is nothing ap
proaching organized military oppo
sition to his rule throughout the coun
| try, his representatives apparently feel
justified in predicting that complete
i order soon will be established.
I .
Colonel Hemming Say* One Tried to
Learn fiovernment Secrets in
His Laboratory
I Colohel Henry C. Demming, chemist,
of 15-17 North Third street, this morn
i insr stated that he was approached by
] a German spy who sought employment
|ln his laboratory as chemist. This is
I the Colonel's story:
"A man, who said he was a Bavarian
chemist in nGea or work, sought em
ployment at my laboratory, saying that
l he had only fifteen cents in the world.
As everybody knows I have about com
i pleted a system of eliminating the
j poisonous gases from submarines for
: the United States Government. His ac
tions seemed suspicious to me and after
; an investigation, which showed he was
well supplied with money. I let hitu
| out."
The supposed spy only got a look into
the laboratory, the Colonel said.
How a Mechanical Error
Gave Credit to the A. P.
Tn the handling of a newspaper from
day to day there are .many internal
troubles, especially In the editorial and
mechanical departments. In this lite
we are all prone to err and in a news
paper plant the proneness is multiplied
by the multiplicy of opportunities. Only
a dav or two ago there was inadvert
ently printed upon the first page of the
Telegraph under the credit line "By the
Associated Press." a partisan political
story which did not come from the
great news association at all. It did
come, however, just like much other
matter, from an entirely different
source, and in the making up of the
page the linotype credit lines "By the
Associated Press" and "Special to the
Telegraph," were mixed in the rush of
the mechanical department. Thus It
was that a purely partisan story was
credited, through error, to the Asso
ciated Press, which is absolutely non
partisan. instead of a special contribu
tion to the news of the day. The story
had to do with the alleged controver
sies in the Democratic national com-*
Quebec Span Fall Due to
Failure of Lifting Girder
Quebec, Sept. 13.—Loss of life in the
collapse of the center span of the Que
bec bridge into the St.Lawrence river is
now placed at twelve. The St. Law
rence Company. Limited, announced
that examination indicated the span
was lost through the failure of the
lifting girder on which too great a
weight had been put.
Preparations now arc under way to
replace the center span as soon as
Ottawa, Ont., Sent. 13. The St.
Lawrence Bridge Company has noti
fied the Canadian government that it
accepts full responsibility for the fall
of the Quebec bridge span and gave
notice that it would undertake to re
place the span and complete the
bridge as soon as possible. With steel
scarce it is believed it will take two
years to construct a new span.
McManus and Co , the Arm which has
the contract for the rebuilding or thu
stretch of the William Penn highway
between the Clark's Ferry bridge anu
Speeoeville and also the subway under
the Northern Central tracks at Speece
ville, are pushing the preliminary work.
Already shacks for the construction
force have been erected and It is ex
pected the work will be pushed to com
pletion as raDldly as possible. The
canal bed will be partially filled so an
to provide a highway along the old tow
path at the edge of the river.
City Superintendent Says It's
Necessary Because of In
fantile Paralysis
Must Make Up Time Lost in
Delayed Opening of Schools;
Sessions Saturdays?
When Central and Tech high school
students go li for chapel celebrations
of victory on basketball floor, gridiron
or track during the coming year, qual
ity, not quantity must govern the spon
taneity of enthusiasm.
Prolonged cheering, prolonged
speeches—all must be tabooed; crisp
snappy speeches, equally crisp, barky
cheers are all that will be allowed.
Reduction of the length of the
school terms by nearly a month in ac
cordance with the State health depart
ment's decree on the Infantile paraly
sis situation is responsible; the new
celebration ruling for local high
schools Is merely a scheme to save
Snturdny Schools?
Whether or not the month which has
been clipped from the school year will
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Trainer Pounded to Death by
Elephant Before Thousands
Klngsport, Tenn., Sept. 13. Wal
ter Eldridge, 23 years old. was pound
ed to death against the ground by an
elephant of which he was assistant
trainer, before thousands of persons
here late yesterday.
Apparently without cause the ele
phant, which Eldridge was leading to
water following a circus performance,
became infuriated and seizing the vic
tim in his trunk began pounding him
furiously against the ground and end-1
ing his life by stamping him. The
I crowd of spectators became excited
and a general stampede ensued, sev
eral women fainting. Shots fired into
the animal's body only Increased his
The animal was gotten under con
trol only after his regular trainer ar
j rived.
Neighbors Thought Swaying
Scarecrow Was Suicide
Fon du Lac. Wis., Sept. 13.—Neigh- 1
• bors of Albert Engel commented on
the realistic scarecrow he had erected
iin his cornfield. They wanted to find
I out what he had used to rig up the
dummy and congratulate him on his
skill. But when they called at tho
house Engel was not at home. His
, family said he had not been there for
j a couple of days.
I The next morning Peter Raul, while
I passing the Engel place, stopped to in
! spect the supposed scarecrow and
found it was the body of the farmer
j himself. He must have been hanging
! in the tree at least a day and a night
and a score of neighbors on foot and
automobile parties had passed without
! realizing the "scarecrow" had been a
j human body.
Engel had hanged himself without
I taking his hat off, and the wide brim
, concealed his features.
Episcopal Church May Ban
Marriage of Divorced Persons
Chicago, Sept. 13. —.Marriage be
tween parties divorced Tor any cause,
either of whom has a husband or wife
living, will not be. permitted hereafter
in the Protestant Episcopal Church,
if a new cannon recommended by the
committee on marriage and divorce is
adopted by the general commission at
St. Louis October 11, according to an
nouncement to-day.
The committee is composed of five
bishops, five priests and five laymen.
American Eagle Easily
Disposes of Champion Cock
Peking, Sept. 13.—After trimming
the feathers and otherwise disguising
their mascot eagle, the United States
marines attached to the American
legation here recently succeeded In
matching their bird of freedom to fight
a previously undefeated cock which
was the. pride of the Chinese spbrting
Upon being placed In the pit the
eagle went to sleep. The cock, full of
pepper, bravely handed his adversary
two blows. This was too much for
the marine mascot. He awoke from
his dream of the snow-capped Sierras
and deliberately pulled the chicken's
head off.
The sea-soldiers anticipate no fur
ther challenge.
Sounded Like Cussing When
Mr. Damm Met Mr. Tuhell
La Crosse, Wis., Sept. 6. —Clerks in
the Wisconsin-Minnesota Light and
Power Company offices sat up with a
startled and shocked expression when
a stranger walked (up to a desk in
the office. It sounded like an out
burst of profanity, but it was just a
salesman introducing himself to a
member of the company's staff.
The salesman was G. A. Tuhell, sell
er of account books.
The man he met was S. Damm,
chief clerk.
Elinor Foose, aged 10, daughter of
John Foose, was run down in front
of her home, Twenty-Fourth and
Derry streets, last night by an auto
mobile driven by R. W. Glase, fore
man of the Ensminger Lumber com
pany. The girl sustained a fractured
skull and is in the Harrisburg hospital
in a serious condition. Glase was held
by the city police and gave bail for a
hearing after the results of the child's
injuries are determined.
Berlin, Sept. 13. By Wireless
Richard Straus, the composer, has
completed the score of his new opera,
entitled "The Woman Without a
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West Newton Postmaster, Who is Sec
retary of the Postmasters'
Sealers Urge Adoption of
Weight System For Dry
Measure Now in Use

Postmasters Discuss Penny
Postage, Post Office Economy
and Postal Savings
The conventions of the Pennsyl
' vanla Association of Sealers of
Weights and Measures, the State Cor
oners' Association and the Pennsyl
vania Postmasters' Association were
continued throughout to-day.
The Sealers discussed their work
with relation to hucksters and ped
dlers, county inspection and its bene
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Major Lehman's Arm Broken
When Auto Truck Turns Over
on Road Near Mt. Gretna
Lebanon, Pa., Sept. 13.—A serious
accident occurred last evening on the
Cold Spring road .just outside of Mount
Gretna when a large auto truck loaded
with officers and their wives and
friends from the recruiting camp was
turned on its side while ascending a
steep hi'.l with a sharp turn.
The engine of the truck stalled and
the big machine started backward
down the liill. The chauffeur, finding
he could not stop it. ran the rear wheel
into the bank and the truck turned
over on Its side, throwing the occu
pants out. In the party were Major
John C. Shumberger and Mrs. Shurn-
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Think It's Youngster of Big 'Un That Attacked Lumber
Jack on Little Mountain Last Fall
Dauphin, Pa., Sept. 13. All the
old bear yarns that could be remem
bered were spun again last evening,
and once more Dauphin experienced
thrills. Why? Because yesterday aft
ernoon another real live bear was
seen. Truly It was only a cub, but
nevertheless—a bear.
The cub was discovered by Thomas
Oarman of Brooklyn and Howard B.
Hummel, of Philadelphia, two boys
who are visiting relatives here. The
boys had gone up the Kittatinny moun
tain to a spring several hundred
yards above the home of Charles E.
Shaffer. Just as they reached the
spring they saw a black bear cub
jump back from the water, where it
had been drinking and run up the
mountain. The boys, too surprised
Two Carranza Commands and
American Expedition Have
Him Bottled Up Again
Chihuahua City, Mex., Sept. 13.
With the troops of General Huerta
Vargas posted along the line of the
Mexican Central Railway ready to
head off any attempt of the' Villa
troops to escape In that direction, Gen.
Cavazos pushing northeast with his
command from Namlquipa and the
American expeditionary force forming
the third section of the circle. Gen.
Trevlno states here that Villa is now
in a position from which It will be ex
tremely difficult to escape.
The American expedition has forces
at San Buena Ventura and carmen
on the lookout for the bandits. San
Buena Ventura is on the main wagon
road to the Central Railway and gives
the Americans the control of the only
easy exit of Villa from his present
position Into Northwest Chihuahua.
Chairman Entertainment Committee
of Postmasters' Convention
Dauphin County Inspector of Weights
and M ensures Who Address
ed State Sealers
Assessment Outside of City
Shows Wonderful Gain For
Presidential Year
Just 527 more electors qualified In
the county outside of the city to vote
at the presidential election this year,
according to the reports of the assess
ments completed to-day by the clerks
of the County Commissioners' office.
There are 19,095 electors on the books
as compared to 18.568 in 1915. In two
districts the figures are the same, in
forty-one districts there were gains
and in the remaining twenty-eight dis
tricts there was a slight falling off in
the enrollment. The Second precinct
of the Second ward, Steelton, regis
tered the greatest gain; 202 names
were added to the list there. In the
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to attempt to catch It and fearing the
mother bear, came down the mountain
to get a gun. Returning to the spring
they searched for the bear, but could
not find It. The tracks It had made
at the spring, however, were very
plain, and as a result—all the occu
pants of the "Hill" slept last night
with one eye open, and many a shiver
when they thought of "Mamma and
Papa Bruin."
Whether-this cub Is related to the
bear who attacked a lumberjack on
Little Mountain last winter. Is not
known, but it is believed that it be
longs to the same family, who have
a habit of turning up at Marysvllle
and then swimming across the river
to Dauphin and disappearing into
the mountain.
Dr. Brumbaugh Says Guards
men Should Be Returned
to State
Kane, Pa., Sept. 13. Governor
Brumbaugh and his big party passed
through the fertile valleys and wooded
sections of Clearfield and Elk counties
this morning and this afternoon after
visiting the McKean county seat will
cut across the nothern tier for Wells
boro where the stop for the night
will be made. To-morrow the party
will come down the Susquehanna val
The warmth of the reception at
Clearfield last night was displayed
again this morning when hundreds of
people lined the street* this morning
when the Governor started north. The
speeches made by the G6vernor last
night stirred up the people and this
morning he received some expressions
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Window Display Contest Will
Be Open to Every Store in
the City
Merchants Arc Straining Every
Nerve to Outdo the Other
Fellow *
Going to the big show?
But of course you are! Everybody
in town will just naturally drift down
town next Wednesday evening, Sep
tember 20.
What's the idea? Why haven't you
heard? It's to be the rising of the
curtain on the big Fall opening of all j
Harrisburg's stores, big and little, now j
being arranged by the Chamber of
Some opening it'll be, too, just lay j
your money on that. Every merchant |
l in town is straining every nerve to >
outdo his competitor in window dis
continued on Page -I]
$30,000 Is Raised
in Juniata District For
Aged Ministers' Pensions
Philadelphia, Sept. 13. An
nouncement was made to-day at the
Philadelphia headquarters of the
Board of Conference Claimants of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, that
I $30,000 had been raised in the Juniata
district of the Central Pennsylvania
Conference where an intensive cam
paign is being made to raise $400,000
for aged preachers. A telegram re
ceived here to-day from Huntingdon,
Pa., states that $25,000 was given by
one prominent layman and that a
businessman of Huntingdon had con
tributed SI,OOO. The Central Penn
sylvania campaign in In charge of Dr.
C. W. Karns.
The board through Its Philadel
phia headquarters is making a cam
paign to raise $1,250,000 for pensions
for preachers in the Philadelphia,
Wyoming, New Jersey, Delaware con
ferences and the Porto Rico mission.
This campaign is in charge of
Bishop Berry, Dr. J. B. Hlngeley and
John T. B. Smith, of Chicago, and Dr.
J. C. D. Hanna, Philadelphia.
I Harrisburg.—ln a brief opinion handed down by the L
1 President Judge Kunkel of the Dauphin county court, the 1
equity proceeding brought by a number of cold storage, I
market and warehouse companies against the State Dairy
and Food Commissioner to test the constitutionality of the I
' eold stcrage and warehouse act of 1913, the constitutional- \ >
ity of tha law is upheld. The court pointed out that the: '
, proper way to bring the matter to the courts attention I |
would have been on an appeal from penalties imposed for I 3
violations. .
Harrisburj. Litt! Ldna Rohrbach, aged 9, according L ■
Ito police officials, denied this afternoon that she'had made a j
confession that she was the "spook" that caused the mys- J
fterious noises at the house in 136 Indian alley. 9
! Denver, Sept. 13.—0n the face of returns received to-
day George A. Carlson, governor of Colorado was nomin- I
•ted by the Republicans in yesterday's primary as a candi- !
date to succeed himself. ' ( t
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 13.—With returns coming in alow- I
ly to-day from yesterday's primary election, the outcome in '
the contests for the Republican nomination for United
' States senator and governor still were in doubt, although*
Miles Poindexter, incumbent was leading for the senatorial ; P:sj
I nomination, and former Governor Henry Mcßridge was' >
alien ' in the r--;e for the nomination for governor. ' .
Nrtv'York, Sept. 13.-—After fc series of conferences with !
Republican and Progressive leaders upon his return here | >
to-dr.y [rorr •>, •;'residential campaign trip which took him |
into thirty-five States, Charles E. Hughes planned to leave > 9fl
lale In the afternoon for summer home in Bridgehamp- 1 .
ton, L. 1., to rc:nain until his departure Sunday night or H
Monday morning on his second speech-making tour. Dil-' ' |
I cussing the tour just ended, the candidate said at his head- /
quarteis here to-day; "We had a most successful trio. 1 !
Jemmt Bluer Andrr> anil AUcc Irene Slump, city.

STlvnltr Brooks and Edna Johnaton, Stcellon.
Bepublicans Foresee Also Con
trol of Both Houses of
Hughes Sees United Party in
Beturns; First Tour
Washington, D. C.. Sept. 13.—Repub
lican control of the House and Senate,
as well as the election of Charles E.
Hughes as President, seems to be as
sured by tho election in Maine. Control
of the House has been fully expected by
the Republican leaders, but the manner
in which Senator Johnson, ihe present
Democratic incumbent from M.iine, was
defeated now leads to the belief that
the Senate likewise will be captured.
Republican leaders are greatly pleas
ed and encouraged over the results in
In several particulars the outcome la
peculiarly satisfactory to Republican
Reanoits For Gratification
First of all, they ssy, it demonstrates
that the Republicans and the Progres
sives have reunited and is symptomatic
of what will occur in Novemher.
In the next place, the Republican
leaders here who have been keeping in
close touch with the Maine conditions,
feared they would be unable to elect
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Pennsylvania Heading
Atlantic Fleet For Drill
Grounds; Records Made
Norfolk, Va.. Sept. 13. Headed by
the superdreadnaught Pennsylvania,
flagship of Admiral Mayo,the nine ves
sels of the battleship division of the
Atlantic fleet put to sea yesterday for
the southern drill grounds to resume
target practice.
According to reports in naval circles
the superdreadnaughts Pennsylvania
and Oklahoma in the firing last week
at the wreck of the San Marcos off
Tangier Island, established new world
records at twenty thousand yards, but
no official figures could be secured.
The Pennsylvania is said to have led
in hits with her 14-inch guns at this
distance. The Oklahoma made tho
best record at 18,000 yards.

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