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LETTERS FROM FRANCE Harrisburg Soldier Tells of Beautiful Country and the Prob lem *of War That He Encounters. Sergeant Albert H. Stackpole, ot' the United States Field Artillery, writing to his home folks at 1825 Xorth Front street, tells some inter | esting incidents of his service in France. "It's the most wonderful night imaginable," says he in a recent let t*r. "A growing moon just over the tree tops of Mrs. Mallon's garden and p . it's absolutely the most unwarlike garden you ever saw. I've walked through it dozens of times and lost myself in the idea that 1 was back home—it quite takes the war into the realm of unrealities. And so here I sit, all alone, with a glass of lem onade at ray elbow, which same lemonade is being dispensed by Mrs. M— from a huge jug inside. It's a : tough war! [Mrs. Mallon is in charge of a Y. M. C. A. canteen.] "We've been having the most won derful weather possible lately, ex cept that it has been rather hot— scorching in fact—and as yet no 15. O. has come out allowing us to work sail blouses—and since we're still wearing the woolen uniform— oh. boy! "Had a rather interesting experi ence on Monday afternoon. Three of lis were out on a problem and it was our job to tind an echelon for the battery—the echelon being a point where the horses and limbers are kept when a battery goes into action. Well. we. wandered along through a woods, hunting for a little lake which was plotted on our map and which we thought would make a 1 good watering place for the horses. Finding it, we discovered that it ran —by means of a little stream —into the park of a chateau. Said park / being surrounded by a high wall, we ,1 scaled it and looked around for our echelon. "Walking along a much shaded path—big high trees coming together over the path—we suddenly came around a corner and struck the most wonderful view I've seen in a long time. We were at the point of a V shaped plain, not very large and closely bordered on both sides by high ' I Harrisburg Academy Summer School For Boys and Girls July 8 to August 16 PREPARES FOR FALL COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS Splendid opportunity to make up back work and se cure advanced standing. Faculty composed of ex perienced teachers. Individual Instruction For information call the HARRISBURG ACADEMY Bell Phone 1371 J. J jf , The Handy Buyer's Guide Published Every Tuesday in the HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH is a systematic and quick reference to leading business places in Harrisburg. These Ads are listed in A, B, C form and between the ads are to be found the names and addresses of ten people each week who are entitled to "FOUR TICKETS each, good for admission to the COLONIAL THEATER These names are picked at random from the city directory and rural telephone books. Look for your name, it may appear any Tuesday. When it does come to the Telegraph Business Office and get the tickets. No obligations whatever. You will find the HANDY BUYER'S GUIDE on another page of to-day's paper LOOK FOR IT TUESDAY EVENING, 1 trees, in fact it was a little lake just teeming with gold fish, and from that a narrow stream wandered across an open meadow to the chateau it self, a beautiful old chateau, the kind you read about. It might have been a few hundred years old, but not at all decayed. The grounds were in wonderful shape. I never saw such a beautiful sight in my life. We three decided right there and then to put our echelon at the chateau and, so after plotting out the details we sat down on a bank by the side of the little lake and fed chocolate to the fish, which same seemed to .make them very ill." Keystone Division Ready Another Harrisburg soldier, "an of ficer of the Keystone Division, which Adjutant General Frank Biery re cently declared in an address, was the best division sent overseas by any state, tells of the arrival of the Penn sylvania troops in France after a hop-skip-and-Jump trip through England. "The fields are all green," ho says, "the women go about their farming, and only a few times a day do aero planes show themselves to remind us there is a war on. Occasionally we can hear the guns on the front, if the wind is right, but not often, and it would take a veritable long range gun to reach us with accuracy. "For over a week we have been established in the billets w-hich we shall doubtless call home for a month or so, depending on circumstances. * * * The entire division is bil leted within a ten-mile radius and the General visited our battalion at the rifie range the other day. My company is located in a cement works and quite the most spacious, albeit hard-bedded billet in the bat talion. The others are scattered through barns and stables, but my men are aJI together. We have a large pool to the rear and down the hill where they swim and wash cloth ing. "We have a good drill field- and a rifie range to which we repair daily with one meal on our person, return ing about 4 o'clock as the finish of the day. Early to bed and early ,to rise and a hard day's work results >n heavy appetities and heavy sleep ing. "Several hundred letters came to day. the first we have received since leaving America. I guess they were letters mailed prior to our sailing." The same officer intimated that the Penns.vlvanians were going through their final training and that they might expect their first baptism of fire within a month or two. All were anxious, he declared, to get at the Huns, but so far as news was concerned the home folks knew more about what was transpiring in the combat zone than the Americans over there, who were compelled to discuss rumors. Street Carnival For Red Cross at Lemoyne The Lemoyne Red Cross Auxiliary will conduct a street carnival for the benefit of the Red Cross in Lemoyne Square next Saturday afternoon and evening, starting at 3 o'clock. Music will be furnished by the Common wealth Band, of Harrisburg. All junior members of the Lemoyne Red Cross Auxiliary and Boy Scouts are asked to assist at the carnival, wear ing their uniforms. In case of rain, the carnival will be held in the Christian Church. All members of the Red Cross Auxiliary are request ed to assist at the carnival. Advt. HARRISBURG t&ailfe TELEGRAPH! fJRST PHOTOGRAPH OF HAGENBACK-WALLACE CIRCUS TRAIN DISASTER 1 iwww" iiwi™^i^iMiiMiiiiw|ili'rwawiw^iwij|^^ circus, TRATK s •- ,_^, rt \ One of the first photographs of- the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus train wreck at Ivanhoe tower, near Ham mond, Ind., in which eighty-five persons were killed. Workmen and wrecking crews are still searching ' thn ruins. Fire broke out in the wreckage and it is believed that many of those killed were completely cre mated. [ MIDPLETOWN John Gingrich, a guard at the Hog Island shipyard, is spending a few days in Royalton. Mrs. H. A. McKee has returned to her home after visiting her sister, Mrs. A. G. Sink, of Altoona. Mr. and Mrs. David Brandt re ceived word from their son, Clarence Brandt, that he had arrived safely in France. A. H. Luckenbill left yesterday for a week's trip to Vermont and Mas sachusetts. The Woman's Bible class of the United Brethren Church met at the home of Mrs. John Blnser, last even ing, to make final arrangements for their annual picnic to be held at Reservoir Park Wednesday. The Mite Society of the Church of God will hold its monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. Gertrude Worden, this evening. Charles Rehrer. I. H. Albright, Leroy Snavely and Philip Russ left on Monday for Camp Lee, Va. The funeral of Mrs. Christiana Wanamaker, who was found dead in bed at her home at Round Top. last Friday, was held this morning at 9 o'clock at the house and 10 o'clock at the Geyer Church, Hillsdale. The Rev. Fuller Bergstresser, pastor of the St. Peter's Lutheran Church, of ficiated. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church. The Mjddletown School Board will meet next Monday evening for re organization. Mrs. Frank Dunavan and daugh ter, Florence Dunavan, who spent the past week in town, returned to their home at Reading. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Killian, who have been living at Columbia for the past several years, have moved back to town, having purchased the Mrs. Ella Beaverson property in South Union street. Wooden Boxes Tabooed For Soldier Parcels Additional insti*uctions were issued to-day by the Post Office Depart ment through Postmaster Frank C. Sites, regarding the mail sent to members of the American expedi-i tionary force in France. One of the! chief orders issued was that wooden! boxes should not be used for pack-' ing articles for the soldiers. Heavy ! paper and cardboard shpuld be sub- j stituted. Another important matter; contained in the order was the fact that all mail, ordinary or registered and parcel post would not be accept- 1 ed for certain parts of Italy. This is! effective Jul yl. The section of Italy' in the barred zone is the terri-! Tory now within the battle zone. Railroad Notes Middle division employes in this] city received their checks yesterday] and to-day. Women ushers at the Pennsy sta-! tion have been measured for uni-i forms. Jacob Schnader. ticket examiner} at the Pennsylvania railroad station. I will take his annual vacation duringl the second week in July. Godfried Frledly, employed by the; Heading Railway at Mahanoy Planet for 4 8 years, has been placed on thei pension roll, having reached the age! limit. This is pay week on the Reading system. Chairman Grafflus Drake of the dance committee, was busy to-day arranging for the big Friendship Club dance at Summerdale to-mor row night. Shopmen of the Reading Railway, employed in Reading, will receive a total of $170,000 next week. v FREE CANNING BOOK 32 pages fully illustrated for every reader of THE HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH We have arranged with the National War Garden Com mission, Maryland Building, Washington, D. C., for you to get this Free Canning Book of instructions. Send this coupon and a two cent stamp for postage NOW to NATIONAL WAR GARDEN COMMISSION Maryland Building Washington, D. C. Herewith two cent stamp for postage for which please send me your Canning and Drying Book free. (Please Write Plainly) ; \ Name Street . City State WARNNIG! You Must Fill Out These Blanks! Personal and Social Items of Towns on West Shore Mr. and Mrs, John A. Nester, son j John, of Shiremanstown .are home from a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Wil- j liani Nester and Mr. and Mrs. j Charles Nester, at York. Norman Sheaffer, of Bainbridge, j spent over Sunday with his parents,; at Shiremanstown. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rupp, j daughter, Anna, son, Jonas, of Wil-j liams Grove; Mrs. Elizabeth Bixler, j son, Mark, daughter, Gertrude, of; Harrisburg, were entertained Sunday 1 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. R., Eshleman, at Shiremanstown. Mr. and Mrs. William Fetzer, of j Mechaniesburg, visited at the homei of Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Sheely, at J Shiremanstown. on Sunday. Mrs. J ,W. Sheets entertained thej following guests at dinner at her j residence at Shiremanstown, Thurs-, day evening: the Rev. and Mrs. j Banner, of Williamsport, who are! en route to Washington; Mrs. Dr. . Tool, of Selinsgrove; Mrs. Wentz, of ' Philadelphia; Mrs. Snyder, of Har-j risburg; Mrs. Galbreath. son and j daughter. Miss Maude Galbreath and j Mrs. Tleiser, of Milton. Mrs. Russell Wallace, son, Wil liam, of Harrisburg;, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Wallace, at Shiremanstown. Earle Rowles, of Camp Meade; William Nickey, of Steelton; Mrs. Frank Kutz, Mrs. Earle Rowles, of Mechaniesburg .spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Rowles; at Shire manstown. Jacob Heck Miller, of Shiremans town, left Monday for Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va. Mr. and Mrs. John L. Menges, of Harrisburg. visited relatives at Shiremanstown, on Sunday. • Mrs. Walter Williamson, son, Walter Williamson, Jr., have return ed to their home at Lambertville, N. J., after spending a week with the former's parents, at Shiremanstown. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Nebinger, entertained the following guests at their residence at Shiremanstown, on Sunday: Air. and Mrs. Simon Wal ters. Miss Martha Miller. Miss Dorcas Miller, of Penbrook; Mr. and Airs. Chapman Nebinger. of Hillside; Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Nebinger, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Zerbe, son Keith, of Shiremanstown. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Laverty, son, Glenn Stone I>averty, of Enola. spent Sunday Mrs. Laverty's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L,. S. Slieeley, at Shiremanstown. Miss Roberta Strong and Miss Emily Strong, of Shiremanstown, are spending several weeks with Mr. and i Mrs. Samuel Strong, at Hagerstown. j Mrs. W. H. Fasnacht has returned; to Hershey, after visiting her daugh-; ter at Shiremanstown. William Wright, of York, was tliej guest of his brother E. M. Wright,! and family in Third street, New Cumberland, on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Reed enter tained at their home at Market and Fifth streets. New Cumberland, on Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Sherr. daughter, Mary and son, Charles, of Lancaster .and Miss Blanche Wood ruff. of Contesville. Miss Ruth Bortner, of Middle town, spent the week end with Miss Blanche Sweeney, at New Cumber land. Mrs. J. C. Neff, of Overbrook, Philadelphia, is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Margaret Prowell, at New Cumberland. Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Meek, of Harrisburg. were guests of Mrs. Catherine Cook, at New Cumberland on Sundav. Miss Edith Graybill, of York, vis ited Mrs. Snoke, at New Cumber land. i PATRIOTIC MEETING Loyalboii, Pa., June 23.—The Rev. P. P. .Hugett and County Recorder James E. Lentz will be speakers at the patriotic mass meeting to be] held in Boyer's schoolhouse near here Friday evening. William Gaug ler, secretary of the Washington township school board, who has charge of the meeting announces also a program of good music. BURIAN FEARED A REVOLT IF AUSTRIA FAILED 0.,_ „ l/oiulon. June 25. of ' he principal objects of the recent visit to Germany ot Karon Burian, the Austro- Hungarian foreign minister, was to obtain consent for indefinite postponement of the Austrian of &T V V! ,e corres Pondent of the JJaily Mail at Anneniasse, on the !• ranco-Swiss border, says lie learns from an unimpeachable source. Baron Burian. pointed out that failure of the drive, in conjunc tion with the> threatening food miLhtT" i , and , rate questions, mtght load to the greatest Internal disorders, even revolution, but if or t r ho W , C 7 ,)ormitte ' l to remain siti.M.L u S,N L e tlle bread less situation might be tided over. nr. iUide<] - insisted that an immediate offensive was neces sary to relieve the Western front and to rehabilitate Austria with the German public. r - Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart 1 Hundreds of Smart Summer Frocks High in Value and 1 here ai e smart fiocks of sheer weaves colored voiles, gingham voiles, linen and linenes in stvles so captivating that every woman who sees them will want to own a half dozen of them. And they arc all in expensive enough to permit women of average means to buy as many as her fancy might dictate. Upwards of dresses arc featured in this June End showing, and thev arc all garments that will have all of their wcartime during the Summer months. If you are planning a little week-end visit to mountain or country, or if you arc looking forward to a little vacation next month, you will want to inspect the special values that are presented in this week's showing. Attractive Styles at $4.95, $6.50, $7,50, $8.50, $9.50, $12.50 Gingham dresses in Anderson weaves; plaid patterns that arc Fino quality tissue voile dresses, in attractive new stvles all very smart, fancy pockets and largo collar of white linene or size* $7.50, $8.50 aiul $0.50 pique $1.05 , Tiss "e and voile dresses in exclusive patterns with lingerie col- Tissue frocks W.C whit, blu, „* .„<■ ASSSSS £BKU ii Wli si,,. ,„u .JSSS white, simple styles that can be worn on shopping occasions. Dresses of imported linens in several splendid stxles' in hlliP $6.50 and $7.50 i rose, white, green and lavender, sl6 50 and sis ">o Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart.—Second Floor. ' . J~Z ~I Washable White Summer Silks • J\l0llC(s 0J <3 Umilicr //O ULTS Splendid qualities that arc guaranteed washable and ac cordingly preferred for Summer skirts and other garments. • and Half Holidays *'' Br " w,o °- #B ' s ° Md is Moon glo crepe—a heavy crepe with satin meteor stripes; 40-inch: Sard \ StVOO The first of the Summer half holidays will occur Moon glo Jersey crepe—satin stripes; 40-inch; yard! ... . . .$5.00 Thursday of this week, the store closing at 12 o'clock. Threafter, the store will close every Thursday at noon during Julv and August. Moon glo satin crepe, 40-inch, yard $4 50 Hindu crepe, a beautiful wash crepe, 40-inch, yard.!ss!so Beginning next Mondav, July 1, and continuing ?.V. ed . c "? ttn * 4 °-h>ch, yard $l!so i T , , . ' .... s White Japanese Shanghai, yard $2.25. $2 30 anil $3 00 through Julv and August, the store hours Will be from Wlit: Regalia, semi-rough weave, yard .. s;t 00 a in -1 ill to =i n m Khaki Kool and Ruff-a-Nuff, 36-lnch, yards lioo O.OU a. 111. to p. m. Baronet Satin, yard ] 5 3 ; M C Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Street Floor. LLOYD GEORGE SEES ANXIOUS PERIOD AHEAD Allies Stronger Than Ger many in Short Time, Brit ish Premier Says London, June 25.—Premier I,loyd George announced yesterday that the next couple of months would be anx ious ones. There might be a great blow coming in the next few hours, he said, and certainly in the next few days, and on this blow the issue of the campaign might depend. The entente allies, he added, never felt better prepared to meet it. Premier Lloyd George said the Austro-Hungarians were in full re treat. Tiie question now was, he added, whether they would be able to effect a retreat. The Premier, who made his an nouncement in the House of Com mons, referred to the amazing or ganization which was bringing American troops to France. "Enough Americans," he added, "have arrived to satisfy the allies and to disappoint and ultimately defeat our foes." It was possible that within a short time, the Premier said, the allies would be stronger than Germany. The enemy, he declared, had no fur ther reserves to call upon after an other offensive except by a drastic combing out of the essential indus tries which he already had started. Mr. Lloyd George emphasized the difficulty and almost impossibility of dealing with Russia, with her many differing and changing governments. He agreed, however, that it would be to the interest of the British peo ple and also just and equitable, if Russia wanted it, that Great Britain stand by Bussia. Commission Will Seek More Power The State Commission of Agricul-I ture is expected to have a confer ence with Governor Brumbaugh eai*T in July and the plans for the reorganization of the department, which have been talked over a num ber of tinie.s by people interested in agricultural organizations, may he gone over. The members of the commission are hoping that the Gov ernor will recommend ' some real power for the commission. The Governor Is understood to have definitely abandoned his plan for a shake-up in the commission and if any vacancies occur they will hardly be tilled. Thero have been i reports for months of commissioners intending to resign, but nothing has come of them. JUNE 25,1918. Harrisburg Lad Tells of His Experiences in France and With Allies mm- Jb WILLIAM K. JONES William K. Jones, formerly of 2251 Jefferson street, now with Company A, One Hundred and Seventh Ma chine Gun Battalion, Is now in France preparing to do his bit against the Hun. He enlisted with the Governor's Troop and had been in training at Camp Hancock, Ga„ before being sent across the seas. He is having some interesting experi ences in France, he says. Following is a recent letter of his: "Somewhere in France, "May 21, 1918. "We have arrived safely In France after having lots of new experi ences. The scenery that we saw was I wonderful. Have had a ride in those The w"' II HOTEL MARTINIQUE Broadway, 32d St., New York One Block from Pennsylvania Station jCtj i Xiki Equally Convenient for Amuiomcnti, |jj •nj Shopping or Business IbJ Pleasant Room*, with Private Bath, H ' lliflll *l/ $2.50 PER DAY 257 Excellent Room*, with Private v/ Bath, facing atreet, southern exposure \|MrHßr $3.00 PER DAY J; Also Attractive Rooms from $1.50 ""j --100 Restaurant Prices Are Moat Moderate I 400 Baths trains of which you told me and hacn lots of fun about it. "Fritz has visited us several tlmeH since we are here, but it don't scare us at all. We are used to It now; airplanes are common around hero "France Is all you said it was. Wo are having great times trying to talk French. The people are very politi and smile nt us. "I think 1 will have lots of souv nirs to bring along home. W ill try o get a lot from my first German. Tho Scotch Highlanders are the boys. Soihe of them came over to Fran" on the same boat with us. Th were singing all of Harry Lauder M songs. The Germans call them the "women of hell" and arc very much afraid of them. "Saw some German prisoners this afternoon. Wish I could have done to them us I would have liked to do. but we are not'allowed to do or sa.v anything to them. "We are having delightful weather. That is one point in our favor. It Is getting very hot though. We aro getting good eats also." Preparing Quotas For July Draft Preparation of quotas for the July movement of drafted men from Pennsylvania was begun at atatei draft headquarters to-day and It is expected that every district will ba called upon to send men to Camp Lee. The movement to start July 22 is the largest single one yet order ed. 'The movement of 9,000 for Camp Lee, started yesterday, was re ported to be progressing very well. Major W. G. Murdock, the stato draft officer, to-day called again up on local boards to inform him at once the number of men remaining in class 1, the number of men moved to that class from a deferred cla£B and the number placed in Class 1. According to word coming here en listment of coal miners in the Army has been stopped and the question, of taking such men undo rthe draft is stated by Major Murdock to be up to local and appeal boards to han dle.