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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH d\)t Star- flnfttPfnftgnl. LXXXVI— No. 154 14 PAGES U.S. REGULARS PREPARED TO GIVE BATTLE America's Best Fighting Men Willing and Able to Take Their Places Beside the Seasoned Campaigners of the Allies; Exigencies of Summer Battling Will Deter mine Line Over Which Stars and Stripes Will Fly Washington, June 28. Somewhere in France thousands of America's lighting men are to-day encamped ready to take their places in the trenches beside the seasoned campaigners of the allies. Regulars and marines fresh from service on the Mexican border, in Haiti or Santo Domingo, were landed yesterday after a voyage in which the German submarines were eluded and all records were broken for transporting overseas a large mili tary unit. News of the arrival of the troops sent a thrill through America, as it was generally unknown that any large detachment had yet left these shores. The forces will be a net sain to the allies as the men will be fed, clothed, armed and equipped by this government. Already there are being stored at the encampment supplies sufficient for many months. The American forces will be an in dependent unit co-operating with the allies. It has been suggested that the Americans might be placed as a con necting link between the French and British armies, but the exigencies of the coming campaigns will decide that question. "Give Them Hell " Last Message From America to Its Departing Army An Atlantic Port, June 28. —Two weeks ago this evening, a fleet of transports passed silently out to sea, larrving the soldiers who have now landed in France. There were no crowds lining the piers. No bands plaved "Dixie" or "Th.Glrl 1 Left Behind >le." The scattered cheering from shore came from a few envious comrades, left behind to administer the concentration camp. It was not "Goo'd-by, Bill, and good luck," the Britisher received on his departure for France, but "Give them Hell'." the lighting slogan of the American "doughboy." Seasoned veterans, the men ap peared in tip-top condition to a re porter who was permitted to visit the concentration camp. Bronzed and weather-beaten from troplical changes of temperature, with soft brown campaign hats set at a rakish angle, shirts open at the neck, Flecves rolled up, revealing lithe, sinewy arms, forever polishing their [Continued on Page 12] t - Chronology of American Participation in the War February 3—President Wilson breaks oft' relations with (Germany and dismisses Am bassador Bernstorff. April - —President Wilson ad dresses CougrQSS and asks for a declaration that a state of war exists. April 4—War resolution passed by Senate. April s—War resolution passed by House. May 18—General Pershing or dered to take Cnitcd States army division to France. May 26—General Pershing ap peals for Red Cross aid. June B—(ieneral Pershing and staff arrive in England. June 10 General Pershing meets King George and con fers with head of British army. June 11—General Pershing and staff welcomed in Paris. June 27—First lighting l'orce of American troops lands In France amid wild welcome. THE WEATHER] For Hurriaburg nnd vicinity t Partly cloudy* with probably ulionrra nnd thaiideratorma to night nnd Fridayi not ntnch chimite In tcmprrnlure. For Knatern Pemia> It ania i Part ly overcaat wrnthrr with prob ably local ahorrera nnd thundrr atorma to-night and Fridays not much change In temperature) gentle, variable winda. River The upper portion of the main river will rlae; the loner portion will fall alowly to-night and rlae Friday. All trlbutnrlea will probably (all to-night and Fri day, except the I.ower North Hrnnch. which will continue to rlae to-night and begin to fnll Friday. A alage of about A feet la Indicated for Harrlaburg Fri day morning with a maximum atage of about aeven feet Satur day morning. General Conditions Showeri have occurred generally in the Northern Plalna States and the Ohio and I'pper Mlaala alppl Valleys, over the aouthern portion of the Lake Region and locally In New Jeraey, Virginia, Tenneaaee, North Carollnn nnd the Florida peninsula. Tempernturei 8 a. m., 70 degree*. Sunt Rlaea, 4&1 a. m. Moom Full moon, July 4. River Stagei 5.6 Veaterday'a Weather Hlgheat temperature, NT. I.oweat temperature, 70. Mean temperature, 78. Normal tenptratart, 73. GERMAN ATTACK IS BEATEN DOWN BY FRENCH ARMY Dead Left on Battle Field When Forced to Fall Back Quickly Paris, June 25.--The Germans last night attacked the salient of Watt weiler, northeast of Thann, in Al sace, according to the war office an nouncement to-day. They were re pulsed, leaving a number of dead. The statement follows: "The artillery fighting was par ticularly active last night in the region of the Hurtebise monument and Mount Carnillet. "A German attack against the salient of W'attweile.', northeast of Thann, was repulsed. The enemy left behind several dead, including the body of an officer. "Patrol engagement near Flirey and Bezonvaux enabled us to take prisoners. "It has now been established that an Albatross attacked by one of our airplanes on Monday fell wthin the enemy lines east of uratreuit. Yes terday an Albatross was brought measurable. William Penn Highway Route Changes; Will Go by Way of Amity Hall One section of the omnibus roacf bill, passed finally by the Senate and House to-day, shortens the William Penn Highway between darks Ferry and Newport and decreases the dis tance between Philadelphia and Pitts burgh by fifteen miles. The change made is in the New Bloomfield-Mid dleburg route on the Sproul system of state highways. The road from j Clarks Ferry to Newport will now pass through Amity Hall and thence : along the Juniata river to Newport. This road was washed out in ISS9 and later abandoned. The Highway | Department eventually will construct a permanent road from the Ferry to Newport, where it will join the com pleted road leading west to Millers town. If You Have Soldier Relatives in France Be Careful of Addresses Postmaster Frank Sites received irt structions this morning from the Postmaster General relative to mail addressed to soldiers in the expedi tionary force of American troops now in France or other parts of Europe All mail addressed to members of the forces should bear the complete designation of the division, regiment, company and organization to which the soldier belongs, as well as the name and address of the sender and fully prepaid by postage stamps af fixed. Only letters having United States stamps will be accepted. The Post Office Department has establish ed a mail agency at "a French port" and all mail for the expeditionary forces will be handled through this port and sent to its destination. Another Solomon Sits in Judgment in York York, June 28.—Yonrier Kott rnmp, arrested by Motorcycle Officer Kile.v for drunkenness and disorder ly conduct, has been sentenced by Mayor Hugentugler to attend church four consecutive Sundays and to re port each time fo the Mayor. It was Kottcamp's twenty-fifth appearance, and the Mayor, looking him over! said: "Yonner, I'm a son of a gun if I know what to do with you. It is no Rood to put you to jail and 1 don't want to fine you. I'm going to try another plan.* I want you to no to church each Sunday for the next four Sundays. And. mind you, go sol-f-r, too." "What do you think I am?" re plied Kottcamp. "I'm not quite that crazy that I'd go to church drunk " Upon his promise to obey the sen tence Kottcamp was given his free dom. If he fails, his sentence is J'S fine or thirty days In Jail. —From York Gazette. Senator Buckman to Be President Pro Tem Senator Clarence J. Buckman, of Bucks, chairman of the Senate ap propriation committee, was to-day chosen to succeed Senator Edward E. Roldleman as president pro tem. of the Senate. Senator Buckman was the unani mous choice of the Itepublican cau cus and was named by Senator Crow. Senator Asa K. DeWitt, of Luzerne! was named by the Democrats. Senator R. E. Smith, of Crawford, the lone Washington member, said hie party caucus had not met. HARRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 28, 1917. First Reception of General Pershing on British Soil Left to right:—Major-Gcneral John J. Pershing, Ambassador Walter Hincs Page, Yiec-Admiral William 8. Sims, V. S. X.; Lord Derby, and Field Marshal French. Major-General John J. Pershing was received at Liverpool, June 8, by important officials of the British government, and this is the first photograph of the scene to reach the United States. In the group are Lord Derby, who raised most of Great Britain's army, and Field Marshal French, who commanded the first ex peditionary force into Fiance. Admiral Sims, who took over the American destroyers and was the first of America's fighters to reach Europe, is also in the group. SENATE CONFIRMS LENGTHY LIST OF APPOINTMENTS Four Years For Shreiner, Jackson, Black, Houck, Schaeffer and Roderick The Senate this afternoon, after approving as a whole a long list of minor nominations made by Gover nor Brumbaugh, conrtrmed the fol lowing, which were sent to the Sen ate late last night and laid over until to-day: George A. Shreiner, Harrisburg, for four years as Superintendent of Public Grounds and Buildings. John Price Jackson, reappointed Commissioner of Labor and Indus try. Frank B. Black, State Highway Commissioner. Paul W. Houck, to succeed his father, the late llenry llouck, as Secretary of Internal Affairs. Dr. N. C. Schaefter, reappointed Superintendent of Public Instruc tion. James A. Roderick, reappointed chief of the Bureau of Mines. J. Denny O'Neil, insurance Com missioner. G. Chal Port, State Fire Marshal. Robert S. Conklin, reappointed State Forestry Commissioner. W. D. B. Ainey, James Alcorn and M. J. Ryan, Public Service Com missioners. Frank P. Shattuck, Philadelphia, State Moving Picture Censor. Henry A. Mat-key and John A. Scott to be members of the Work men's Compensation Board. Patton and Lafean Fall The Senate rejected by a vote of 23 to 21 the nomination of Charles E. Patton, of Cleartield. as Secre tary of Agriculture. Mr. Patton has been serving for more than a year. The Senate also rejected the ap pointment of Daniel F. Lafean, of York, as State Hanking Commis sioner, Xlr. Lafean having been named for the place early in the spring to succeed Commissioner Smith, removed by the Governor. The vote was 29 to 17. The appointment of D. Edward Kong, Franklin, Superintendent of Printing and Binding-, was rejected by a vote of 22 to 24, 26 being nec essary to confirm, and that of N. R. Buller, Wayne, was rejected as Fish Commissioner, on reappointment, by a vote of 29 to 15. B. Frank Xead's appointment as member of the Board of Examiners of Public Assountants, was refused by a vote of 28 nays to 16 years. Mr. Nead is a well-known attorney of Harrisburg, of the law firm of Nead an dN'ead. He is a Democrat. William Yonng, Philadelphia, was turned down as member of the Sta'e Industrial Board, by a vote of 23 to 23. William B. Mcv'llsb, of Harrls buig, was reappointed a member of the State Board of Fish and Game Commissioners. The Governor also sent in the name of Charles F. Kramer, of Harrisburg. as a member of the Pharmaceutical Examining Board for a term of five years. Robert J. Walton. Hummelstown, and Cloyd B. Ewing. of Mt. Union, were nominated by the State Board of Agriculture. Other Harrisburgers appointed are Dr. F. B. Kann, member of the Board of Osteopathic Examiners for three years. Edward Bailey, Daniel C. Herr were reappointed and Cap tain Henry M. Stine, trustee of the Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital here, for three years. FIJOWBRS poll SKXATOUS The Senate chamber had an open ing-day appearance when the gavels fell for the final session. Over a score of desks were decorated with baskets of flowers, Senator Beldleinan being among those generously remembered. The Senate passed the Mearkle auto license bill and the House concurred. The Senate had to wait many minutes while the committee on nominations was discussing appointments. WORK IS UNDER WAY FULL BLAST ON NEW HOTEL Giant Steam Shovel on the Job; Underpinning Adjoin ing Properties Subcontractor Murphy, of Cham bersburg, this morning started opera tions with a giant steam shovel ex cavating for the new Penn-Harris hotel. The excavation, it Is expected will be completed in ten days. Dur ing that time the underpinning of ad joining properties will go forward and the footings for concrete col umns started. The contract with the Nelson-Lewin Company, Chicago, was signed Monday afternoon by the president, E. Z. Wallower, of the Harrisburg Hotel Company. In an interview this afternoon Mr. Wallower said, "The delay in the ex ecution was occasioned by the highly disorganized condition of the mater ial market and the rapid advance in everything entering into building construction. The board of directors held numerous meetings regarding specification requirements before the closing of the contract. "The price of the hotel exclusive of the cost of the lot and the furnish ings as per contract is $756,000. Nel son and Lewin are experienced con tractors and are now engaged in the [Continued on Page 11] Belgian Priest Preaches on Christian Charity; Jailed by the "Germans By Associated Press Amsterdam, June .8. According to the several priests of the entourage of Cardinal Mercler, primate of Belgium, were arrested re cently and imprisoned in Germany. One of them is Bishop Legralve of Malines. Twenty others, the newspaper says, have been imprisoned in Belgium. Among this number is Cardinal Mer cier's private secretary, who was sen tenced to a year in prison for preach ing a sermon on Whitsunday on "Christian Charity." Skeleton Horned as Devil Is Found by Boys in Cave Wheeling, W. Va., June 28. The skeleton of a man or animal that close ly resembles the Satan usually pictur ed was Unearthed here yesterday on Repman's Hill by several boys. The skull of file skeleton is much like that of the present human race, with the exception of two horns, which project from Just above the temples on each side. In life the creature was about four feet high, with a long tail. There are four powerful legs or arms, each of which has four fingers. The chest is broad, and undoubtedly was heavily muscled in the flesh. The skeleton was located by boys who were digging a cave. Scared by the resemblance of their gruesome find, the boys ran down the hill, yell ing, "We found the devil." ARRIVAL OF U. S. TROOPS IN FRANCE ANOTHER "BEAT" READERS of the HARRIS BURG TELEGRAPH, of ail the evening newspapers sold In Harrisburg yesterday, alone were thrilled by the graphic de scription of the Associated Press correspondent writing of the ar rival of the first American troops to reach France. This was an epoch-making event, and as usual the TELEGRAPH gave the news to Its subscribers hours before any other publication. The TEL EGRAPH is the only evening newspaper In Central Pennsylva nia receiving the reports of the Associated Press. It prints the news (irst. Others follow. Read the TELEGRAPH. SCOTT'S AID TO TOUR RUSSIAN BATTLE FRONT American Chief of Staff to' Address Soldiers on Ttfr-S. Arms Russian General Staff Headquar ters, June 26, via Petrograd, June 27. —Elihu Root and the whole military staff of the American commission, accompanied by M. Tereschtenko, the Russian foreign minister, arriv ed here to-night. Mr. Root, Major General Hugh L. Scott and M. Ter eschtenko immediately held a con ference with General Brussiloff, commander-in-chef of the Russian armies. As a result or the confer ence It was decided that the aids of General Scott snail begin a ten days' tour of the southwestern front. General Scott expects to deliver a series of addresses to the Russian soldiers, explaining the character, work and discipline of the American a: my. Cossacks Vote For War After American Views Are Explained to Them Petrograd, June 27.—The Cossack Congress to-day listened to a speech i by John R. Mott, member of the American commission. Mr. Mott de scribed Amreica's wai- preparations, complimented the Cossacks on [heir , unity and strength and declared ; America would nevei- abandon Rus -1 sia and other allies, j , Replying President Dutoff, of the Congress, said he had the conviction : that America had entered the war !in the interests of justice. There- I after the congress passed unaiu- I mously an emphatic 'resolution in | favor of a vigorous prosecution of j the war. The resolution demands an "im- I mediate and decisive attack." It re jects the idea of a separate peace. Appropriation Bill Is Cut to the Quick IThe general appropriation bill, I carrying the cash to run the State Government, was cut down to ap proximately the items approved by Governor Brumbaugh in 1915. The Departments of Labor and In dustry, Public Service and Agricul ture were heavily cut. SIOO,OOO at elast being taken off the first two, while the appropriations for farm ers' institutes and farm councillors were cut out entirely, it being held [ that their work was a duplication of State College. The conferrees also agreed on $200,000 for the State Salary Board in case the Governor signs the bill, it being the idea to take care of in creases of salaries and pay of per sons who enlist for the war. A number of other trimmings also occurred. The conferees on the general ap propriation bill also cut out of the appropriations for the Executive De partment the clause pro\iding that I the contingent fund of $30,000 should ; be expended at the discretion of the I Governor. An Item of $200,000 for constrnc ! tion of highways in suburban Phila | delphia was also inserted. Y. M. C. A. Open For Free Use by Men in Service Soldiers of the regular armv, men of tlo navy and all National Ounrds men or recruits, whether in uniform or civilian clothes, are offered free use of the Y. M. C. A., including tub and shower baths. This announcement was made by General Secretary Robert R. Reeve's speaking to a party of recruits at the Rotary Club rally last night. "Let the Y M. C. A. b your headquarters," he told them. "We are desirous of serving you in any way possible." CITY RESPONDS GENEROUSLY TO NATION'S PLEAS In Every Line of Patriotic Duty Harrisburg Is Far to Forefront LEADS IX RECRUITING Hundreds From Here Volun teer to Fight German Barbarism Harrisburg's patriotic awakening | to its duty in the great movement j for war preparedness in the conflict I which the country has entered, is al most without an equal anywhere in the I'nlted States. Young and old, realizing the seri-1 ousness of the step which was taken j in April when a great country of one i hundred million souls devoted itseit 1 to overcoming militarism and bar barism of '.lie worst kind, have come j to the front wholeheartedly and have stood loyal in every cause. As eavh step was planned by the ' Government. Harrisburg, with all ! other cities and districts, was given an allotment—a quota—to meet. Each i time Harrisburg not only met that I quota, but passed it by startling mar- ! gins. Always Answer "Heady" From the rounding up of recruits for the -regular army and the Na tional Guard units to the planting of thousands of gardens for the con servation of the food supply. Harris burg people took hold, came forward, and answered "ready" to the rollcall. ' The people, never stopping to think' of themselves, volunteered for cam- I paign after campaign to raise funds ; for the many needs of the war; bun- 1 [Continued on Page I] Small Snake in Office Causes Clerks to Keep Eyes on Floor Clerks on the second floor of the | Pennsylvania Railroad station are j keeping their eyes close to the floor, j There is a small snake loose. It is i a copperhead. While not large enough | to do much damage, is nevertheless Is keeping everybody on the watch. The snake was brought down from | the mountains as a gift to one of j the attaches of the station. He was i absent and the snake was placed in j a box on a desk awaiting his return. Later the box was placed on a table ! in another room. Some person's curiosity was arousen ; and to ascertain the contents of the i box. off went the lid. Out came the j snake. Then there was a scramble, j Everybody left the room except one clerk and a newspaper man. Capturing a slippery snake alive is ' | like trying to hold an eel. This par- j ticular snake did not want to get ; | caught and after the pursuers had I done several marathons about the j ; room the snake found an opening in ! the floor. It is now roaming about I on the top of the concrete beneath the flooring and is liable to turn up in | most any department. This is the , reason for everybody employed on the ; second floor keeping a close watch on I the floor. To-night traps of various makes will be set throughout the building. : If the snake is not captured the clerks I will in all probability have their feet 1 in the waste baskets to-morrow. Senate Passes Many Bills in Closing Session The Senate adjourned at 4 o'clock this morning until 10 a. m., afler, passing the bill forDldding use of I cannon, guns and revolvers at wed ding serenades. The Senate also cleared up a cal endar which contained the appeal | bill and the Rich bill regulating ! hours of pool rooms and bowling al leys. The third-class city bills were laid away in committees during the even ing. together with the "'mine cave" legislat ion. The Swartz bill for ten additional bank examiners also appeared to be moribund. Opportunity Opens For Another Training Camp The Harrisburg Training Camp Association has sent out a call for ; applicants for places In .the next I training camp, to be held at Port \ Benjamin Harrison. Blanks may be i procured from John C. Herman, of John C. Herman and Company, Mar ket Square. While the government is deslrious ! of obtaining men over 25 years of I age, applicants may be as young as 20 years and nine months. All up- I plications must be filed by July 15. New Type of Unsinkable Cargo Boat Invented By Issociated Press Rome, June 28.—Umberto Pug llere, a naval engineer, has designed | a new type of unsinkable cargo boat which has been accepted by the Italian ministry of marine. The Revista Marientlma describing the ship says the vessel has a dis placement of 10,300 tons and can carry 5,800 tons of cargo. It has a double skin, the space between the Inner and the outer hulls being filled with coal and other material which is intended to protect the ship from mine or torpedo. . FARMHAND SENTENCED FOR THREATENING WILSON By Associated Press Newark, N. J., June 28.—Adolph gwlmer, convicted in May of having threatened to kill President Wilson, was sentenced to-day to one year and one day In the Federal peniten tiary at Atlanta. He was a farm hand. I Single Copy, 2 Cents EXPECT PARADE ] TO INDUCE MANY TO JOIN ARMY Informal Walk Around To night Will Lead Young Men | to Join the Colors ROTARY UNIT FILLING Additional Recruits Signify) Their Preference of Service ROLL OF HONOR Walter K. Coliill, 317 South Front street. Raymond Dunley, 115 Ann street. | Wilson A. Faeklcr, 105 Soutlt ttont street, Steelton. Eugene Crawley, /vshland, Va. Benjamin I>. Stcdmnn. 321 Swa- j tara street. Steelton. Emory A. Lindsay, 1!)28 Venn | street. J. Rosenthal. 37 South Cameron street. Robert H. WadsworUi, 1618 ! Fourth street. Alfred Johnston, 3020 North Sec- j olid street. George \V. Burkliolder, 300 Chest nut street. J. L. kling, 11522 Market street. j Frank Lucas, Mcchaniesburg. *■ ' Not only all milita-ry organizations j but everyone interested in national recruiting week, has been invited to! participate in the para<le demonstra- | tion this evening. It is believed by those in charge of the arrangements! that the sight of the Harrisburs j Boosters and the Harrisburg "Doers" I will be a great aid to recruiting at | ! this time. The entire affair will he as in 7 ; , formal as possible. Neither aids ' nor marshal have been announced. 1 It is intended to take care of all the j details when the organizations who | [Continued on Page 14] i ONE ITALIAN SHIP SUNK By Associated Press Rome. June 27.—0n1y one Italian . steamship was sunk in the week ' ended June 24. Arrivals at Italian | ports were 583, and departures, 53 6. i M g ■ I ■ l £ C : & K \ r L- - the ' # c c 1 i c C I ■• J ■ • I i ir.j; 00,000 ' fj^H i - 1 I ;ic ( f i . ■ •••it.. p l I I i I i li 'i I fcl re (hi was *J9| < I I •' n, ' n II I r jo ' ' | cot.. Hit frs! witnesses tailed I MARRIAGE LICENSES , Wllllnm Jobn Cniie mid Mlllnn Virginia Boone, NorrUtowm Philip i Tacnnnl and Mnrxaret l,o> Mini lev, HarrUburici Clyde Km in 11 Pnlton and Nora hllaahrib IMoiiKh. Har-rlxburits Klmer I nline l.lahtuer nnd I 1?. . '••harr, HnrrlNhurm Frederick Weat, Sr., nnd Mnrle Helena Klacnlohr. Hummelalonni William Dry (ioivdy and Annn Kllxabeth Fillmore, HurrUburtf; Jonaa A.. Caaael, Jr., and Jane Blanche Gingrich, 1 rlarrtuburs. I .* rliS HOME EDITION COAL TO DROP $1.50 PER TON, SAVING MILLIONS FOR CONSUMERS Operators Agree on Cut in Price at Mines; May Go Still Lower After Investi gations Into Cost Are Concluded GOVERNMENT GETS MUCH LOWER FIGURE^ Nation Will Be Able to Buy Product Cheaper Than People; Decrease Means Immense Saving to the Country By Associated Press Washington, June 28.—An imme , diate general reduction of $1 to $1.50 a ton in the price of coal at the mine was agreed upon here to ' day by representatives of* the coal j operators. This reduction is expected to be j followed by still further decreases in I price after investigatibn into the I costs of mining coal, and it is prob j able that the government will be given a still lower price than that to the general public. Hundreds of millions of dollars will be saved to the American people through this deoif ion. 1 The resolution giving "assent" to tlxing of maximum prices was re ' ported by farmer Governor Fort, rroni a special committee. He said lie be lieved the resolution was entirely ware for the conference to adopt and that any responsibility as to the legality ! of the fixing of the prices was put i on the Government and not on trie 1 operators under the terms of the res olution. The resolution points out that a great national emergency now exists in the nation's fuel supply, and that the coal operators and miners desire to closely co-operate.