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LXXXVI— No. 154 14 PAGES
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
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
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
"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
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
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Chronology of American
Participation in the War
February 3—President Wilson
breaks oft' relations with
(Germany and dismisses Am
April - —President Wilson ad
dresses CougrQSS and asks
for a declaration that a state
of war exists.
April 4—War resolution passed
April s—War resolution passed
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
June 11—General Pershing and
staff welcomed in Paris.
June 27—First lighting l'orce of
American troops lands In
France amid wild welcome.
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.
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
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
Hlgheat temperature, NT.
I.oweat temperature, 70.
Mean temperature, 78.
Normal tenptratart, 73.
IS BEATEN DOWN
BY FRENCH ARMY
Dead Left on Battle Field
When Forced to Fall
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
"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
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
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
"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
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.
LENGTHY LIST OF
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
George A. Shreiner, Harrisburg,
for four years as Superintendent of
Public Grounds and Buildings.
John Price Jackson, reappointed
Commissioner of Labor and Indus
Frank B. Black, State Highway
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
James A. Roderick, reappointed
chief of the Bureau of Mines.
J. Denny O'Neil, insurance Com
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
SCOTT'S AID TO
American Chief of Staff to'
Address Soldiers on
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
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.
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
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
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
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."
In Every Line of Patriotic
Duty Harrisburg Is Far
LEADS IX RECRUITING
Hundreds From Here Volun
teer to Fight German
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- !
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
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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
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
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
The third-class city bills were laid
away in committees during the even
ing. together with the "'mine cave"
The Swartz bill for ten additional
bank examiners also appeared to be
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
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. .
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
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
ROLL OF HONOR
Walter K. Coliill, 317 South Front
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 |
J. Rosenthal. 37 South Cameron
Robert H. WadsworUi, 1618 !
Alfred Johnston, 3020 North Sec- j
George \V. Burkliolder, 300 Chest
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 |
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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.
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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
COAL TO DROP
$1.50 PER TON,
Operators Agree on Cut in
Price at Mines; May Go
Still Lower After Investi
gations Into Cost Are
MUCH LOWER FIGURE^
Nation Will Be Able to Buy
Product Cheaper Than
People; Decrease Means
Immense Saving to the
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
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
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.