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Great Anglo-French Offensive Along Somme Fr Is Halted by Bad Weather ' HARRISBURG SfSSlllsi TELEGRAPH - T YVY\r 017 BY CARRIERS CENTS A WEEK. LAAAV l\o. -1/ SINGLE COPIES 2 CENTS. INCREASE SCHOOL LOAN TO MILLION * AND A QUARTER Board at Special Meeting To day Votes on Submitting Matter to People FIRST ESTIMATE LOW Citizens' Committee Raises Amount to Be Voted Upon at November Election - City school directors in session this afternoon ere to vote on the proposed loan cf a million and a quarter dol lars for improvement of the city high school system and for the erection of new buildings. The voters of the city will be given an opportunity to cast ballots on the loan at the November election. A spe cial meeting of the board was called for 3 o'clock this afternoon to con sider the proposed loan and the recommendations of the special high school committee with the reports of President A. Carson Stamm and City Superintendent F. E. Downes. Increase Loan After a number of conferences with ttye citizens' committee, it was decided to recommend that the amount of the loan be increased $60,000 as the esti mates of Dr. Downes and President Stamm were considered too low. This increase makes the total amount $1,250,000, which provides for purchasing a site and the erection of a senior girls' high school for more than a thousand pupils; alterations to Technical High School, Camp Curtin grade school. Central High School, and the erection of a junior high school on Allison Hill. Committee's Report The special high school committee, of which the Rev. Dr. William N. Yates is chairman, submitted the fol lowing report with the recommenda tion that it be adopted: "That three junior high schools and one senior high school for girls be established and that all boys, of the senior high school grade be assigned to the Tech nical High School as outlined in the accompanying report pre pared by the president of the board and'the city superintendent. "That the amount asked for in . the report be changed from sl,- 190,000 to $1,250,000 in accord ance with the recommendation of the citizens' cojumittee which is herewith submitted." . The building committee recom " mended that Herman Bitner and Dan iel White be elected assistant janitors at the Technical High School with salaries of S6O each, per month. FLYER HAS "LEG" SMASHED Paris, Sept. 19.—Flight Lieutenant c".e Rochefort, who brought down his sixth German machine on Saturdav, has been posted as missing. Adjutant Tarascon, who was men tioned in yesterday's official statement by the war office as having brought down his fifth enemy machine, l;as only one leg. The other was ampu tated as a result of an aeroplane acci dent prior to the war. Adjutant Taras con.'i artificial leg was smashed bv a shell splinter during one of his latest "daring flights. [THE WEATHER, For HarriKburg and vicinity: Fair, continued cool to-iiitfht, witii low cut temperature about -14 tle ifree*; Wednesday fair and a r mer. For Eastern Pennsylvania t Fair to-nitfht and Wednesday; lifciit frost In exposed places rising temperature; moderate west winds* River The Susquehanna river and Its branches will remain nearly sta tionary. A st of about 3.< i feet is indicated lor llarriburg Wednesday morning. General Conditions center ol extensive nren of high pressure lias moved from lowa to the I pper Ohio Yallev during the last twenty-four hours. I'rcM.sure is lowest over Manitoba and Saskatchewan and the low urea over .Arizona still persists. Showers lia\e fallen generally in the Middle Atlantic and Southern Jew Kngland States and there have been shower* In Cast Ten nessee, Alabama, Florida, Colo rado, Southern Utah and .\ortli eru Michigan. It is 2 to 14 degrees cooler than on Monday morning in the Atlantic and East Ciulf States and in the Ohio \ alley and Tennessee. Frosts occurred this morning in West \ irginia. Southern Michigan, the Interior of \ew York State uuu in Northern I'enusy I vania. Over nearly all the country west or the Mississippi river and tbe greater part of the Lake Region there has been a general rise of 2 degrees to 1H degrees. Temperature: 8 n. ra., 48. Sun: Kises, 5:41) a. in.; sets, 6:IS p. m. Moon: Last quarter, September 10, 12:3." a. m. ltiver Stage: 3.5 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Hluhest temperature. <IH. Lowest temperature, 753. Mean temperature, 60, Normal temperature, 04. Register Today REMEMBER EVERYBODY, G° early, too: TNSURE your chance. gO there'll be no slip pO cast your vote in November TTXCEPT October 7, to-day's the last day. REGISTER! With the exception of October 7 to-day will be the last day for registering to vote at the presiden tial election in the Fall. The regis trars will sit at the regular polling places from 8 a. m. to 1 p. m 2 p. m. to 0 p. m. and 7 p. m . to'lO p. m. V———— / HARRISBURG ON || EVE OF GREATER PROSPERITY ERA With New Hotel Assured Fact, Commerce Chamber Plans Big Expansions ! UNITE WHOLE PEOPLE | , Campaign Will Be Ripened; About Time Schwab and j Grace Visit City 11 With the new hotel assured, the j : directors of the Ilarrisburg Chamber ! of Commerce, through the president, j J. W. Bowman, to-day made known a ; plan for a campaign which is being i j inaugurated in the interests of in-1 | creased membership, larger funds and j . a type of organization which will place ! 1 this cily in the forefront of progressive • | municipalities over the entire country, j As a part of this ambitious plan the annual dinner of the Chamber, to be j held on the evening of Monday, Oc- j, [Continued on Page 9] Contest Between Whitman i and Seabury Is Feature 1 of Primary in N. Y. j New York, Sept. 19.. A contest 1 1 between Governor Whitman and! ~ Samuel Seabury, the Democratic can- ! . didate for nomination for Governor, ' to obtain the progressive nomination. for that office was the most interesting I ' i feature of the New York State primary i 1 to-day. It was not expected that more I than 20,000 of the 46,000 enrolled! > progressives would take part in the | primaries. Both candidates asserted! ; that they would win the progressive) 1 • nomination. Governor Whitman's friends as-: serted he undoubtedly would win the! '! Republican nomination over William ;M. Benr.ett, a State Senator, by a i large majority. Mr. Seabury's candi-j j daey for the Democratic nomination j j was unopposed. The names of both j j Seabury and Whitman appeared as | I candidates for • the independence I i league nomination. Another contest of importance was: j that of Robert-Bacon, formerly United I States ambassador to France and | j William M. Calder, a former Congress- : ! man for the Republican nomination ; ' for the United States Senate. Mr. ] j Bacon was supported by Colonel I i Theodore Roosevelt, who based his j attitude upon Mr. Bacon's support of I universal military service. Mr. Calder 1 r.etorted that such service means! 1 compulsory military servide in time j of peace, to which.he is opposed, i The candidates for the Democratic! j nomination for Senator are former I i Lieutenant Governor Thomas Conway! : and William F. McCombs, formerly i ; chairman' of the Democratic National I , j Committee. Episcopalians May Omit Prayer For All Infidels •j New York, Sept. 19.—A'proposal to " j omit from the prayer 'book of the' 1 Protestant Episcopal Church prayers c for Jews. Turks, infidels and heretics' will be submitted to the Episcopal tri- i J ennial general convention to be held in • St. Louis in October. . The proposed changes are approved by the special commission on the revision of the j pra> er book. The proposal to eliminate the Jews I from Episcopal prayers is based on the I ground that it is an insult to class them with infidels and heretics. The I I purpose in striking out the Turks from I the prayers Is to avoid .confusing them I ! with Mohammedans. The prayer as j j proposed reads: "Have mercy upon all j ! who know Thee not as revealed in the ! j gospel of Thy Son." Think Syndicate Is Getting September Morn Pictures District Attorney George E. Lloyd. ! apnea ring as prosecutor at a hearing of William and Lena Lusard in Worm- I leysbuTg last night, asked Squire P. C. I j Coble to h'old the pair for court pend- i [ ing an investigation which he is plan- | ning to determine whether "September 1 i Morn" pictures are being posed for in j | Cumberland county. The Lusards were arrested, together j ; with AVilliam Marsili, on Sunday after- ; ! noon. Ai that time the woman said | j that the men wanted her to pose for I "September Morn" pictures, but she I | refused, and a fight followed. Marsili \ j was released last night. lAisard was j • hold * under SOOO bail, charged with i felonious assault, and Mrs. Lusard un- I der ?COO bail on a serious charge. Dis- i j trict Attorney Lloyd said that he be- j ! Jievos that, pictures are being pored for j ! and sold to a syndicate. Two photo- ! i "raphs were exhibited at the preiiini- ] I nary hearing last night. I Illinois Leaders Gather to Hear Hughes Speak Peoria. 111.. Sept. 19.—Republican! leaders of Illinois assembled here to- j ; day to attend the Republican state! i convention and listen to Charles E. ) Hughes open hi? second speechmaking j campaign in the Central Western States. The convention is to nominate ! [ university trustees and adopt a plat- i ■ ; form. I It was the first round-up of state ' * | party leaders since the recent pri- i maries and every county in Illinois was j represented. BOY SLEEPS SERENELY OX AS BOLT PIERCES BODY , White Fish, Mont., Sept. 19. —An ! instance in which lightning passed j : through an entire house from roof to ' cellar, and through the body of a sleeping boy without killing him, was reported here. In a heavy storm, Elmer Brown, young son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. ! Brown, was sleeping in a room on the 1 second flyor of the family's residence, j A bolt struck the roof, passed through j the lad's body, went through the floor | and tin. floor of the room below and I into the cellar. In the roof. In the 1 j two floors and in the cellar, it left a small, round hole and the exact re- 1 plica of that hole shows in burns on i young Brown's neck and breast. The | boy WHS not awakened, although he ' j suffered severe pain later. j HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 19, 1916. BRITISH MONSTER WHICH HURDLES TRENCHES j V. j__. j j Here is an artist's conception of the latest death dealing machine used by the British. It Is a battleship on land, can Jump trenches, crawl out of shell craters, and is impervious to machine gun or rifle tire. Germans flee in terror before it. The machine Is built upon a caterpillar tractor made in the U. S. A. SEVERAL OF GANG MAY BE RELEASED Three Women Members of I Alleged Blackmailing Svndi- ; cate Out on Bond Chicago. 111., Sept. 19.—Release on 1 j bond of several members of the al- ' i leged blackmail syndicate arrested by I : Federal agents here and possible con- j ; tinuance of their preliminary hearing 1 was in prospect to-day us witnesses from eastern cities arrived in Chicago •o testify against the seven persons! | under arrest. j James Christian, one of the four \ (men arrested with three women in the | j raid here Sunday night, was freed on i bond late last night. His bail was re : duced from $5,000 to $2,500 when officials admitted they had little evi- I i dence to connect him with the alleged ' ! fleecing of Mrs. Rpgina Klipper, of. I Philadelphia, the principal witness! ; against the defendants. The bail of j j threo other members of the syndicate ' ! may be reduced to-day. The alleged ! \ leaders, however, probably will be held \ \ under $25,000 bond each, unless! United States Commissioner Foote, be- j i fore whom they are to be arranged, ! | can be pievailed upon by their coun-: , sel to reduce the amount. These three ! j are Helen Evers, Edward ("Doc") J I Donahue and Harry ("Slick") Russell. Mrs. Klipper is expected in Chicago to-day to testify at the hearing, which | is set for 2 p. m. CONDEMNED OF UNPARDONABLE SIN, DROWNS SELF IN CREEK After Hearing Evangelist's Sermon, Youth Pens Note and J Then Seeks Oblivion in Old Canal Condemned of the "unpardon- \ \ a hie sin."—Leonard. P. S.—You will lind me in die canal. , These are the last two lines of a note ! | scrawled by Leonard Littlewood, aged j | 25, of West Kildowm Winnipeg, Can | ada, to a fellow-boarder at his board- j ; ing house in Bressler & short time after : | he attended a revival service in the' i TJresgler .Methodist Church, where the ! Rev. A. Stahl, an . itinerant j ; evangelist, is conducting a campaign, j Littlewood's body was recovered I I from the n.ire at the bottom of the old ; Pennsj lvania canal opposite the Cum- | ' bier quarries, below Ste'eltpn, shortly ' | before noon to-day by Chief of Police i | H. P. Longnaker and a party of officers ' who had conducted several bouts' j | search. Littlewood, a youth of 25 years, I ! came to the borough from Virginia on i j August 22 and obtained a position in j ! the frog shop of the Bethlehem Steel j i Company. He became a boarder at PHILA. REGIMENTS! ARE COMING HOME First, Second and Third Will; j Be Released Soon as N. C. Units Reach EI Paso j San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 19.—Three | regiments of Pennsylvania infantry | j will be sent home from the border' | when the North Carolina Guard, three I logiments strong, reaches its station j at El Paso, it was announced to-day at Southern Department headquarters. | The regiments releused probably will • be the First, Second and Third, of the I First Pennsylvania Brigade, i General Funston has decided that I when the advent of fresh regiments of i ! guardsmen permits the release of or-I | sanizations which have seen service |on the border, the regiments which ! i first came south will be the first to re- ' ! turn home. In this instance priority j | would go to the First, Second and j | Third Regiments. although final de cision will be left to Msijor-General | Clement, commander of the Pennsyl \ vania division at El Paso. inmates of Reading Jail Work in Park Ungarded Reading, Pa.. Sept. 19. Berks county .iail officials yesterday put a | dozen short-term prisoners at work on ] the lawns in city park, where the prison in. The men are working with ; out guards and the experiment is being | watched with interest. The prisoners are cutting grass and clearing up 1 rubbish. ( NEW "TANKS" ARE i THINGS OF HORROR More Like Some Fantastic Antediluvian Brutes Than Anything on Earth British Headquarters In France, j Sept. 19. lt is reported that one of j j our "tanks," or land ships, penetrated J ! Morval village yesterday, where it found no opposition, and so came home again. When a "tank" comes j along the Germans take to their dug i outs and hiding places and lie low. It is possible to write more* freely of the notorious "tanks" than was pru dent heretofore. Two days before they were used the writer had an oppor ! tunity to see the whole herd. They were resting before their first expe : rience of real war. It was an incredl j ble as a nightmare or one of Jules ! Verne's fantastic imaginings. There were a few acres full of the ; monsters, their huge shapeless bulks ! resembling nothing seen on earth, ; which wandered hither or thither like I some.vast antediluvian brutes that na ture had forgotten. I watched the great ! things maneuver about the fields and \ at each grotesque new antics I could do nothing but sit down and laugh. We know now and the Germans [ConUnued on Page 6] ' the home of Mrs. Martha Hurst at Bressler. "The Unpardonable Sin"? Although rather taciturn, the map was a tavorite with the other boarders j at the Bressler home and told them ; many interesting stories of his homo ] in Canada . and his travels through ; England and the South. A short time ago the Rev. Lawrence j \. Stahl. an evangelist, came to Bress- j ler and opened a religious revival cam- ' paign. Fellow-boarders became at- j tendar.ts.at tbe meetings and last Sun- i day evening they induced Littlewood I to go along with them, according to the stories thev told the police to-day. It was to be the evangelist's supreme j effort, they say. and his subject was "The Unpardonable Sin." Littliw id left the meeting deeply impressed, his companions say, but did ! not comment much about the sermon, i Returning from his work shortly after i 0 o'clock last evening, Littlewood went [Continued on Page 7] I !N0 LIGHTS FOR FEDERALSQUARE Chance For Further Elimina tion of Wires and Poles Goes A-glimmering Ornamental lighting of Federal | Square which involves the elimination lof additional wires und poles in the' business district, will not be provided' for until next Spring. City Commissioner Harry P. Bow- j ; man who had promised to give this j section his attention, two years ago,' j a year ago. and again this year, stated i ; after Council meeting to-day that he | certainly will incorporate provision for [Continued on Page 14] Registration Holds Up to Normal Figures Today i Registration to-day, the second day ' set apart for the purpose, was not; above normal as compared with pre- ■ vious years, according to political! leaders throughout the city, although it was believed that the number will \ I be increased before the polls close at j 10 o'clock to-night. In eoine places, the fact that the buildings lacked heat caused some complaint from registra- j tion boards, and among those which j whooped early for heat was one of the boards of the Ninth ward. Early in I the day, the registrars of several up- | town precincts asked for an additional j 1 supply of tax affidavits- CAMP HILL PEOPLE ASK FOR PAVING Petition Council to Use Loan Already Approved For Main Street Improvement Camp Hill, Pa., Sept. 19.—Canip j Hill is at last in the way of paving j Main street from one end of town to the other. This improvement has been hanging fire since June of last year, when Hie voters approved a paving loan with the understanding that the State would assist in the construction, due to the fact that Main street is part of the State highway through the Cum berland Valley. Then came the de cision of the Attorney General to the effect that no State money could be used for road construction within bor ough limits. When the matter of using the loan for paving purposes without State aid came up this summer some of the councilmen held back because, they said, they had promised voters that the State would assist. To counteract this the taxpayers themselves have gotten out petitions for the paving and they are being signed by everybody. Council will then have no reason to postpone further action on the paving. There is ample money in sight .for the improvement. GOVERNOR'S TOUR ' OF EAST STARTS ■■ i 'Lebanon Valley First Section: Traversed in the Second of the Trips Reading, Pa., Sept. 19.—Governor | Martin 'G. Brumbaugh's party of seven j teen automobiles was given a splendid J ; greeting through the towns of Lebanon I and Berks counties to-day on the j morning rua of tho second tour of the agricultural regions of the State. . The party, which left I-larrisburg at 8 | o'clock, was cheered in several towns [Continued on Page 5] Wilson on Way to His Summer Home to Finish Flans For Campaign Washington, D. C., Sept. 19.—Presi dent Wilson passed through here early to-day en rcute to Long Branch, N. J., from Columbia, S. C., where he at tended the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Annie E. Howe, yesterday. The train | is due to arrive at 2.30 this afternoon at West End, N. J.. two miles from Shadow Lawn. | The President expects to plunge actively into campaign plans to-mor j row and to be engaged until election day. Later this week he will see Vance McCoimick, chairman of the Demo cratic national committee, and with him map out a program of receptions | to delegations at Shadow Lawn and short tpeechmaking trips. His first speech away from Long Branch will be at Baltimore next Monday. Sat urday he will speak to at least two delegations at Shadow Lawn. From now on Mr. Wilson plans to make up for lost time and meet the criticisms of Charles E. Hughes, the Republican presidential candidate, with j attacks of his own. Outside of his j speech of acceptance he hac done no campaigning up to the present. He I has mapped out several points he | wants to discuss, Including the settle ment of the threatened railroad strike, | the legislative record of the adminis- I tration. the Mexican problem and Kuropean questions, the record of the Republican party and subjects affect ing Progressives. Who Cares if You Don't Go Home 'Till Morning ? i After Harrisburg's newest industry is well on its feet, it will make little j difference if you don't get home till i morning--BO far as solving the early j morning problem of Inserting a latch- | , key that is too big into a keyhole that j ; is too small, or vice ve^sa. Max H. Hite says he has arranged jto open a plant in the near future whereby the "Violet Ray Enamel" I Company can do business. This nianu ! factures a product which gives out | a clean violet ray, acording to Mr. I Hite and can be operated on door ; knobs, plates, electric buttons, auto- i i mobile and house numbers and key- I holes. i BROTHERHOOD OF ENGINEERS FIGHTS O.P.KELLER'S PLEA I Senator Beidleman as Counsel Defends Action of Union in Expulsion Case QUOTES SCHUYLKILL SUIT: Expelled Member Holds That; Mutual Association Is Not Labor Organization Denial that the Mutual Beneficial I Association of Pennsylvania Railroad Employes is a labor organization was made to-day during an argument be fore Judges Kunkel and McCarrell in the equity suit of Oliver P. Keller a passenger engineer on the Philadel phia division of the Pennsylvania rail road against Harrisburg division, No. "4, Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers. Engineer Keller was expelled from r the Brotherhood two years ago, after I charges were preferred that he had violated the constitution and by-laws, by joining the Mutual Association, al leged to be a labor organization. The court is asked to perpetually restrain I the Brotherhood of Locomotive En- I j [Continued on Page 14] [ I 13.5 Per Thousand, Lowest Death Rate in History Washington. D. C.. Sept. 19.—The lowest death rate in the country's his tory is shown in preliminary vital sta tistics for the year 1915, made public to-day by the Census Bureau. The rate 13.5 per thousand is based on re -1 ports from 25 states and 41 cities with ; a total population of about 67,000,000. j In 1914 the percentage of deaths was 13.6, the lowest recorded up to that 1 time. There has been a steady de , crease. The average rate during the r period from 1901 was 16.2. 3 PLANT LO\G IDLE TO MANUFACTURE RU LES Rock Island, lit.. Sept. 19. The small arms plant at the Rock Island " arsehal is to be reopened next Monday ; fo manufacture rifles after, lying idle , I for four years. Eight hundred persons ' j will bo employed. Plans for' the ' I $1,250,000 munitions plant are being prepared and it Is hoped to begin J I actual work on the buildings this year. 1 ■ < 1 * 1 * . • I.k the. •• • ( 9 < • Cillc i ■ < . * ' . ' ' | £?• '.V S. ■ J I 1 ictfr S. Pat 'i * ' ' , • I title officer, ant}'J.c I o'Ticrt . , - | ' 5 ■ not ! - -' ' I < 1 i < • i f r . ft'.- ; .. ■ n ,ccp'the ,i ■ \ 1 r ' -•••• ■ •- ' -he.!. "1 Vi".! ' . 's*;.liesJ , 1.. " iven v l 1:. ' ; ;c '■ nn ' 1 ' ' ' • ;■ \nimoi.: ;.v approvl; ! i Harris burg.—With all members present except Ptesi-' d-. .it A. C.! :oa S:.-.'v,the School H- -a ! :tc ; !u, nfter ( ( 1 p 1 i i\ ... > loan to $1,250,000. ; , MARRIAGE LICENSES J' ' William Weiley Flora, Kholh, and Jennie lludesNa Zclgler, Carlisle. j ( Millard Wlnfleld ThoiniiNon and Mary Hefrlck, City. | 14 PAGES CITY EDITION BAD WEATHER BRINGS GREAT DRIVE TO HALT Attacks Which Won Allies Many Miles of Ground Cease FLEE FROM MON ASTIR Bulgarians Reported Evacuat ing Ciiy Under Pressure of Allied Advance Bad weather lir.a "ct in along the Sommc front, in Northern France, and the Ang'.o-vFrCnch offensive haa halted. Both London and Paris report a cessation of the heavy attaeka by the British and French which during the last few days have won them many square miles of new ground, carried the British to within four miles ot Bapaume, virtually pocketed Combles and seriously weakened the hold of ihe Germans on Peronne and Chaulnes. Meanwhile the Germans have made a diversion in the Champagne district, j where the French a year ago this month struck their heaviest blow in the autumn offensive of the Allies. Yesterday's reports from the Cham pagne of notable artillery activity were followed to-day by the announcement from Paris that the Germans last night made five successive attacks on Rus sian troops there, in the sector between [Continued on Page 11] ! Eight Bohemian Villages Inundated as Flood From Big Dam Sweeps Valley London, Sept. 19. Many lives have been lost and enormous damage I has been caused near Gablona, Bohe j mia, by the bursting of a'davn in the I valley at Weissendesse, according to a dispatch to Reuter's from Amsterdam quoting a telegram received here from Gablonz. water carried away many glass polishing factories and it ia feared there were many victims. The bridges were not destroyed but are in danger of collapse. The damago is very great. The villages of Deszen dorf, Tiofenbach, Tannawald, Schum burg, Schwarow, Grossliammer and Haratz are inundated. Ten bodies of victims have been recovered and iden tified.