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Great Offensive Campaign in Balkans Mapped Out by General Council of Central Powers
HARRISBURG mSmSm TELEGRAPH T YYYV "NTRT 91 7 BV CAHHIEU? n CENTS A. WEEK. L.A.A..A.V INO. ILO SIN'ULE COPIES S CENTS. MILLION DOLLAR HOTEL FOR CITY IS NOW ASSURED Formal Organization of Com pany Expected to Be Effected at Dinner Tonight THIRD AND WALNUT SITE Chamber of Commerce Com mittee Spends Weeks of Hard Work Shaping Project After years t>f waiting, Harrisburg is to have Its modern and in every •way up-to-date hotel. Tentative plans for a $1,000,000 hostelry have been under consideration for several weeks, but only recently the movement took form and substance. It may now be said with entire authority and confi dence that the period of waiting is at an end and the city will no longer need to apologize for the absence of a first class hotel. Early in the year E. Z. Wallower, one of the most successful of the city's businessmen, was induced to head the special Chamber of Commerce com mittee which has had the mattsr in ■charge. Backing Mr. Wallower at every step has been a group of active, public-spirited men, who are about to see the successful culmination of their labors. Mr. Wallower has invited the officials of the Chamber of Commerce and those who have already indicated in a practical way their co-operation to have dinner with him this evening at the Harrisburg Club. At this din ner it is expected the formal organi zation of the hotel company, the elec tion of directors and the authorization of other details will take place. Option on Opera House Site It is commonly reported that those In charge of the movement have an option upon the old Opera House cor ner at Third and Walnut streets, this | property having been approved by hotel experts as ideal in its topograph ical features and location. Other sites are said to have been considered, but the corner of Third and Walnut streets was finally agreed upon as most desirable in every way. There seems to be no concealment of the fact that enough subscriptions have already been promised to Mr. Wallower ind his committee to assure a successful undertaking, but the pub lic generally will bo invited to join In the project so that It may be in every way a local enterprise. Now Assured No details were obtainable to-day owing to the fact that the committee in charge believed it was not wise to discuss these matters until after the meeting to-night. What will most con cern the people of Harrisburg, however, is that the hotel is assured and that back of it are many of our most rep resentative citizens. 1 HILL HOUSES ROBBED Thieves last night raided four houses in the vicinity of Sixteenth and North streets, making away with a largo supply of groceries and a small amount of money. Three of the places entered and reported to the police follow: Home of B. A. Daniel, 1512 North street; Robert S. Bowman. 617 North Fifteenth street, and F. M. Hun ter, 621 North Fifteenth street. One other place was entered, but no one was at home, and no particulars could be learned. It is the belief of city police that some one is making the raids to lay in a supply of provisions for the winter. BUTTON IN NOSF. NINE YEARS REMOVED AT HOSPITAL Physicians at the Harrisburg Hos pital this morning removed a button from the nose of Lawrence Renner, aged 11, of Bressler, where it had been lodged since the boy was 2 years old. It was located by the x-ray. TYPHOID VICTIM DIES Ernest Johnson, aged 21, of Steel ton, died from typhoid fever at the Harrisburg Hospital this afternoon. Thirty-four other patients are now be ing treated there suffering from the disease. THE WEATHER For Harrisburg and vicinity: Part ly cloudy, probably showers to night anil Friday; .slightly cooler Frlilay. For Eastern Pennsylvania! Over cant weather, with probably showers to-night and Fridays somewhat cooler Friday; gentle, variable wiads. Hlver The Susquehanna river and Ita tributaries will probably fall ■ lowly or remain nearly statlon ary. A stage of about 3.2 feet Is Indicated for Harrisburg Friday morning. General Conditions The Southern disturbance has mov ed northeastward and Is now ap parently central In the Gulf of Mexico, some distance oft the const of Alaba m a. It Is of slight Intensity, but sufficiently strong to cause general showers in the Atlantic States from Virginia southward and In the Gulf States. Showers have fallen also In the Ohio, L'pper Mississippi and Mid dle Missouri valleys, along the northern border of the Grcac I,alecs and In Mnnltoba. Temperntorei 8 a. m-, 08. Sun: Itlses, 5:44 a. in.; sets, 6:Z p. ra. Moon: I>ast quarter, September 10, 12:25 a. m. River Stage: 3.2 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, S3, l.owest temperature, 50. Mean temperature, 70. Normal temperature, ml. Why "Jiggs" Was Missing Editor of the Telegraph: Owing to the fact that Mr. Mc- Manus has been ill for about a week there has been an unavoid able interruption in the service of "Bringing Up Father." Although he is back at work, he is not yet equal to the task of get ting out this strip several days in advance of release. International News Service. FRENCH PAUSE AFTER SIX-MILE DRIVE ON SOMME Now Withstanding Scries of German Counter Attacks; Serbs Forcing Bulgars PLAN BALKAN ATTACK Central Powers Map Out Great Offensive; to Send Many Troops The French have paused in their advance north of Peronne, where they have driven a total distance of six miles into the German lines since July 1, when the Somme offensive be gan, and now are withstanding a series of German counter attacks. Assaults were delivered last night on the new French positions both north and south of the Somme, but were fruitless according to to-day's Paris bulletin. The Macedonian campaign of the [Continued on Pago 8] Extraordinary Rise in Stocks Unequaled Since Movement in War Brides New Tork, Sept. 14. The extra ordinary rise in the stock market of the last fortnight, unequaled since last year's movement in war brides, attained wider and more impressive proportions to-day, the first hour's trading of almost half a million shares being attended by gains of 1 to 3 points in Industrials, Equipments, Motors, Oils and shares of almost every other description, with a twenty point advance in Bethlehem Steel at 5 75. United States Steel was the chief feature rising to 106% in the first hour and exceeding its previous rec ord by % of a point. Demand for Studebaker, Industrial Alcohol, Lackawanna Steel, Baldwin Locomotive, New York Air Brake, Mexican Petroleum and related issues carried those stocks 2 to 5 points above yesterday's final prices. Rails were relatively inconspicuous, although Reading, Union Pacific, and New Haven were higher by one to two and a half points. Realizing sales, or profit taking, was in such enormous volume during the forenoon as to ef fect reversals of one to two points from best prices of the opening. This was offset, however, by fresh buying power, much of which seemed to originate from out-of-town sources. Arrested on Charge of Looting Bank of $271,000 Years Ago Chicago, Sept. 14. Martin H. Flannigan, a saloon-keeper was ar rested here to-day in connection with the robbery five years ago of the branch of the Bank of Montreal at New Westminster, B. C. Loot amount ing to $271,000 was obtained by the robbers. The arrest of Flannigan was made as a result of the arrest in Toronto, yesterday, of Michael B. Shortall, a marble worker of Chicago, who was attempting to pry open a safety deposit vault in the vault of the Bank of Toronto. The box, rented by Flannigan four years ago, was found to be stuffed with Canadian bank notes. Shortall told the Toronto police he had been employed by Flannigan to make the trip to Toronto and was being paid $5 a day for his service. Flannigan, the police say. is the same man arrested three years ago on a charge of having in his possession stolen Westminster bank notes. He escaped conviction as the numbers on the notes did not correspond with those stolen from the British Columbia bank. Open Bids Fqr Creek Invert Job, Last Big Improvement Project Bids for the construction of the last bit of public improvement work on the city's extensive program were opened at noon to-day when the proposals were received by City Commissioner W. H. Lynch, superintendent of public Improvements for the completion of the 50-foot gap in the Paxton creek invert just north of State street. The open space had been left there to pernjlt the lowering of the great watermains lead ing from pumping station to reservoir. The low bidder was Stucker Brothers' Construction Company and the figure was SBBS. Th next lowest was William H. Murphy and Pons who offered to do the job for SSS7.SO. Other bidders were: H. W. Johnson and I. R. Lyme, $1480; Henry Opperman, till?; and William Opperman, $924. The job according to contract terni3 must be completed in thirty days. DENIES VII,LA IS ON MOVE Mexico City, Sept. 14.—The war de partment denies that Francisco Villa is marching north to attack the Ameri cans. At the department to-day it was said General Trevino has thrown a force across lower Chihuahua to pre vent a Villa advance. Measures are being taken to prevent any attack by the reactionists during the independ ence celebration. TENNESSEE GUARD TO MOVE Washington. D. C., Sept. 14. The Tennessee National Guard, encamped at Nashville was the Mex ican border to-day by the War De partment San Antonio, Tex., Sept. 14.—Gen eral Funston was advised by the War Department to-day that two regiments of Tennessee infantry have been ordered to the border for duty. He intends placing them at Fort Clark, north of Eagle Pass, and several miles back from the border. LAWYER UNTFRMVER UNDER KNIFE Yonkers, N. Y., Sept. 14.—Samuel Untermyer. notea lawyer, was oper ated on for intestinal trouble at his country home here to-day. The at tending physicians reported that the patient was doing well. HARRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 14, 1916 KING GEORGE ON THE FIRING LINE INSPECTS BIG GUNS I ' '. '' ' KINS GEOISGE, INSPECTING MO.fcT.AR QN FIRING I/JJKC <£W*. ntu* S*Rvrc*. This interesting- picture shows King George of England inspecting one of the giant British howitzers in its p! the western front, during a recent visit to the Somnie righting line. DEMOCRATS TAG AND TITHE TODAY Postmasters Interviewed and Candidates Given Formal Notifications This was tithing and tagging day in the Democracy of Pennsylvania. Democratic State leaders, State com mitteemen, county chairmen, city chairmen, borough chairmen and offi cials of many grades all swearing al legiance to the eternal principles of Democracy and mostly filling places of profit, gathered hero to discuss the need of cash in the coming campaign with Democratic postmasters who did not get out of town before they ar rived and to hear the men nominated at the recent primaries get official notice of their fate. It was one of the most notable meet ings of the Democracy of the State held in a long time. The Democrats are in and the men here were a pros perous, well-fed looking bunch of folks, all very keen on perpetuation of Democratic rule and their conse quent continuance in office. The name of Woodrow Wilson was enough to start a cheer. Loyalty was very pro nounced and if there was not much i enthusiasm about results in Maine or ; prospects in Pennsylvania the men [Continued on Pace 2.] BABY CROSSES LINE IN SUITCASE Parents Held Up For Time by Quarantine Against Infan tile Paralysis Waynesboro, Pa.. Sept. 14.—1n or der to get their infant child from Hagerstown into this county two young people put the youngster in a large suitcase and came by the Northern trolley to Shady Grove yesterday. There they alighted and entered a Chambers burg, Oreencastle and Waynesboro Street Railway car bound for Waynes boro. As soon as they had taken their seat in the car they opened the suit case slightly. People in the car heard a baby cry, but couta not locate the child. William Izer, a quarantine officer, also heard the noise, and, going to the couple, opened the suitcase, and there found a pretty little baby, less than &. year old, comfortably stowed away. The parents of the infant admitted that they were trying to smuggle it into Pennsylvania. The officer made them return into Maryland on the Ha gerstown car. Later they walked into Pennsylvania and brought the baby along. Many Visitors Expected For Opening Week Enthusiasm on the part of local mer chants over tne plans for the bit? Fall opening next Wednesday indicates one of the most elaborate displays Har risburg has seen in several years. This city had numerous opening store events, each of which was attractive and the subject of much favorable comment. Many strangers come to Harrisburg to see the displays. These visitors are coming again next week and will Join with Harris burg buyers in looking over the latest styles. Merchants report much inter est on the part of their oiit-of-town customers. Complete details will be announced before Saturday. The features were given out yesterday and brought new aspirants foi prizes for window dis plays. That there will be lively com petition is the general belief. FOUR DIE IN FIRE Detroit. Mich., Sept. 14.—Four men ere dead and a score of others nar rowly escaped from a fire which swept the Salvation Army industrial building early to-day. About seventy-five per sons were in the building when the firo was discovered. Most of them were on the second and third floors. One of the men who jumped from a top story may die. The property loss was nominal. HUGHES TO STUMP IN MIDDLE WEST Short Rest Precedes Trip Which Will Begin Monday; Sees Leaders New York, Sept. 14. Details for a second western trip of Charles E. j Hushes were threshed out yesterday by the candidate and members of the campaign committee at luncheon with Chairman Willcox: Although Mr. Hughes only returned from a trip which took him to the Pa cific coast, he plans but a brief rest at [Continued on Page 3J WOCLD FLY ACROSS" ATLANTIC London, Sept. 14. A dispatch to the Daily Telegraph from Copenhagen says that Lieutenant Pollner, a young but well-known Danish rpilitary aviator, plans to make a record by crossing the Atlantic, and a Danish flying machine expert states he will be able to carry out the plan by means of a machine supplied with a motor of 350 horsepower. The distance from the Faroe Islands to Newfoundland could, he states, be made in about thirty hours and the whole trip to New York in forty-eight hours. The Faroe Islands, which belong to Denmark, are in the North Atlantic, about 170 miles northwest of the Shet lands. REGULAR SERVICE BEING RESTORED Maintain Subway and Elevated Schedules in N. Y.; Far From Being Defeated, Strikers Say New York, Sept. 14. Despite the maintenance of regular schedules on the subway and elevated lines of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company and the gradual transportation of ser vice on the surface lines, leaders of the striking street railway employes de clared to-day they were far from be ing defeated. They hinted that the danger of a "sympathetic" strike is not yet over. Following a parade and demonstra tion by the strikers, the question of a "sympathetic" strike will be discussed at meetings of the Central Federated Unions of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Strike leaders predict that resolutions favoring a strike among trades allied with the street railway employes will be adopted. Whether the strike will actually take place, however, will de pend on the individual votes of the union, it is asserted. Traction officials announced to-day that service in the subway and on the elevated roads was better than normal, while service on most of the street car lines was from 25 to 40 per cent, be low normal. The railway companies say it is no longer necessary for them to hire strike breakers, claiming that hundreds of their former employes have returned to work. Five trolley cars came together in a series of rear-end collisions in West Chester avenue in the Bronx to-day and ten passengers were injured, one seriously. The accidents occurred at the foot of a steep incline and the car crews, who said they were strike breakers, claimed the rails had been greased so that the brakes would not hold. FEW W OMEN VOTED Chicago. Sept. 14. Less than 14 per cent, of the registered women voters in Chicago balloted In the pri mary yesterday, according to returns to-day. The small vote was attributed to the scarcity of offices for which they might vote. There were approxi mately 22.000 votes of Democratic women to IG.OOO for Republican women. HEI-T) FOR STAVING TWIN RABIES Honesdale, Pa., Sept. 14.—Charles Frey, a machinist, was arrested yes terday on the charge of murder pre ferred by District Attorney Simons. The arrest followed information testi fied to 'by witnesses who found the bodies of Frey's twin daughters on a cinder dump near Frey's home. The babies were wrapped in a newspaper and sheeting and burled. He said they died soon after birth. SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION ON 64,114 Members in Dauphin County; Prominent Workers on Program Delegates from the 227 Sunday I Schools of Dauphin county arrived j here this afternoon for the annual eon-j vention of the Dauphin County Sab- j bath School Association. Sessions are i being held in the Reformed Salem Church and opened at 1 o'clock this afternoon with an informal reception. This was the fourth convention to open sessions here this week, and marks the one hundredth anniversary of the organization of Sunday schools [Continued oh Page 7] V. HUMMEL FAGER, JR., SHOT V. Hummel Fager, Jr.. aged 17, son of Dr. and Mrs. V. Hummel Fager, 410 North Second street, who was ac cidentally shot yesterday afternoon at Cove, was resting comfortably this morning and physicians expect him to recover. The accident occurred during an afternoon of sport which Henry Collins, Fager and a number of other young persons were enjoying. Collins was examining a revolver when it exploded, the bullet entering Fager's side. The youth was brought to the Harrisburg hospital and then taken to his home. COMPLAINS ABOUT WATER SUPPLY Al. K. Thomas Obpects to Ser vice Given by Susquehanna Township Company Complaint against the service of the Susquehanna Township Water Com pany, now in the hands of M. B. Tate as receiver, was filed with the Public Service Commission to-day by George F. Dumb, counsel for Al. K. Thomas, 2107 Jonestown road, with a request that it be given early consideration be cause of danger of fire and polluted water through interruption of service. It is set forth in the complaint that the company some time ago accepted recommendations of the commission that it arrange a system of notice when water is turned off and that when emergency arises it make connection with the Harrisburg city mains to se cure a supply. This agreement, it is charged, has not been carried out. The company operates east of the city and has a large area. It became embarrassed some time ago and went into receiver's hands. The commission this week cleared its docket of numerous applications of various kinds, over sixty being ap proved. This was in addition to six hearings held here and one held by Chairman Ainey in Allentown. There were also conferences held in Phila delphia. The commission has held over the Williamstown light contract and the Halifax electric charters. The \jpper Paxton charter was granted. The complaint of Wormleysburg against the Valley Railways Company is set for hearing on Wednesday and that of the Motor Clubs of Harrisburg and Palmyra against the Berks and Dauphin turnpike is fixed for Thurs day. CITY MISSION IX NEED The City Rescue Mission, 107 V 4 South Second street. Slmonettl Block, under the management of James W. Barker, president; Fred Kelker, treas urer. and Griffith Jones, superintend ent, is facing the fall and winter with very little clothing, underwear and shoes in its possession. The mission to-day made an appeal to the men and the good housewives of the city to send to the mission or call Bell phone 3348 and have Mr. Jones come to the homes for clothing. FAKE AIiARM OX HIM, City police up until a lrfte hour to day had been unable to arrest the per son who turned In a false fire alarm from box 241. State and Fourteenth streets, about 10.30 last night. Ac cording to eyewitnesses the man was well dressed, but appeared to be in toxicated. He ran away after turning in the alarm. A large number of the companies responded. SEALERS WANT TO REGULATE SALE OF BREAD Chief of Standards Sweeney Says Measure Necessary to Protect Public WANT MARKET SCALES Scranton Inspector Made Presi dent; Meet in Philadelphia Next Year Upon the recommendation of James i Sweeney, chief of the Pennsylvania I Bureau of Standards, members of the Pennsylvania Association of Sealers of Weights and Measures at their clos ing session this morning went on rec ord favoring legislation which will give them the power to investigate and regulate the selling of bread in Penn sylvania. With a few remarks about the rumored increase in the retail price of bread, Mr. Sweeney urged the inspect ors to pass a resolution asking for legislation on the subject. He de clared that for the protection of the public he thought it the only solution to the bread question and declared that he believes bakery owners are making profits despite their claims of increased cost in baking bread. George B. Moore, chief inspector of Allegheny county, introduced the rcso [ Continued on Pnse 7] |Fear Villa May Lead an j Attack on Chihuahua City San Antonio, Tex., Sept. 14. Gen eral Bell at El Paso to-day reported to General Funston that he has re ported that an attack on Chihuahua City by Francisco Villa was feared by the Carranzistas. De facto gov ernment troops were being rushed in to the city from the south it was re ported. General Funston said he did not know where General Bell got his in formation. General Pershing's latest dispatches placed Villa near Guerrero, some 80 miles west of Chihuahua City. Previous reports from General Pershing had put Villa at San Andre, 30 miles west of the capital of Chi huahua State. If the general's latest news is porrect Villa is moving away | from and not toward Chihuahua City. f YALE BATTERIES TO BE MUSTERED OUT f X . Pa., Sept. 14. Folio ving :.hc departure A 9 late last ni of battery C, one of the Yale organizations in J 1 the summer artillery camp conducted here : States L &> army, battery D, also a Yale command, .will leave to-night. § I They will be mustered out of the federal service at Niantic, I £ Conn. The mustering out of the Yale batteries will release ▼ I a number of athletes who desire to take up football prac- 1 ' J 1 DR. DIXON REJECTS FEDERAL QUARANTINE Irl f Philadelphia, Sept. 14. Dr. Samuel G. Dixon, Stat : £ \ Health Commissioner, following a cons. th his § f advisory board to-day, rejected thy ink itile paralysis A C quarantine proposed for Pennsylvania by the United States I " I Put lie 'i :alth Service through Dr. Milton H. Foster which L ft consisted of i suing federal permits to chi T J " and the use of the fr • 1 & .. -c tificates to the authoritiet f 1 the childien. j | J ARREST 400 I. W. W. WORKERS J i Scranton, Pa., Sept. 14.—More than four hundred In- £ • : dustrial Workers of the World, holding a meeting at Old | j i Forge to-day, in defiance of the orders of Sheriff Phillips, j were put under arrest by the sheriff and his deputies, assist- ' i'f led . • ' r detail ot State police. SIX KILLED IN TANK EXPLOSION ' ' Newark, N. J., Sept. 14. Six men were reported to • 'p] have been killed as the result ot an ammonia tank ex- • f plosion early this afternoon in the plant of the Interstate Milk and Cream Company. I > RUMANIANS REPULSE ATTACKS ! < Petrograd, Sept. 11.—Rumanian troops have repulsed a ( | :; series of attacks by the Germans and Bulgarians in Dob- ' . ' , rudja, the war office announced to-day. "In the region of • h i* Silibtria, on the ri;,ht bank of the Danube, fighting is still ' * piocccdin 6 , the statement says. "The Rumanians re pelled a oenes ot attacks by German-Bulgarian troops and 1 ► captured eight light guns." ' '•} * ft 4RRIAC E UCESSES Paul Uriah lioatdorf and Mary Elliabeth Wallturn, city. f Kobert Herbert Shoter and Ilutb Burd Arter, Newport. j Percy liougliej, Liverpool, and Lucy Belle Harris, Coxeatowo. J P)l W Vl/"i Wfl 14 PAGES CITY EDITION LIQUOR CRAZED, MAN FIRES HOME CHARGE POLICE Arrest James Gillen on Charge of Setting Match to Oil- Soaked Furniture DRIVES OUT FAMILY Neighbors Phone Police, but Blaze Is Started Before They Arrive After ordering his wife and daugh ter from their home this morning, I James Gillen, 925 Grand street, piled ( up broken furniture, saturated it with kerosene, and fired it. This is the be , lief of Fire Chief John C. Kindler, who j investigated the blaze at the Grand jstreet house, which caused about S2OO ! damage, and for a time threatened ! several frame houses in the row. j Miss Winifred Gillen, daughter of | the man, who is now under arrest pending an investigation, told the police after the fire, that her father came home intoxicated shortly after 6 o'clock this morning and ordered her and her mother to leave the house. He threatened to set fire to the place then, according to the young girl's story. Neighbors took Miss'Gillen and her mother into their homes .and N. Har ris, 923 Grand street, 'phoned to the 1 police department before the fire j started, telling them of Glllen's actions and threats. Shortly after Mr. Harris saw smoke pouring from the Gillen home and rushed to Sixth and Forster streets to send in an alarm. Before the ar rival of the fire apparatus, the officers had entered the house and taken Gil len to heedquarters. The blaze was confined to the Gil len home, after it was extinguished Fire Chief Kindler Investigated and found charred pieces of broken furni ture in the stairway, and a broken kerosene lamp. Coupling this evi dence with the stories of Miss Gillen and neighbors of Gillen's threats, the city fire chief called at the State Fire Marshal's department and reported the case to them. An investigation has started and a charge of incendiar ism may be brought against Gillen.