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W HARRISBURG" TELEGRAPH \ tfjc otar-3W>cpen&enl. LXXXVTI— No. 227 12 PAGES D "&& X R CC A P T L po Y .T SSOTt'HiSSBUrS 1 "" HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 12, 1918. ON, SIN TW^ C CENTS HOME EDITION HARRISBURG IS NOT READY TO ADMIT DEFEAT IN LOAN DRIVE Executive Committee Is De pressed at Having to Admit Capital City For First Time May Fail Boys in France PRO-GERMANS FACING FEDERAL PROSECUTION Thousands of Workingmcn Have Not! Bought Bonds, While Other Men Have Not Done Full Duly There were some mighty worried Harrisburgers to-day. They were the heads of the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign, and they were won dering how they are going to con vince the people of this city and the district that there are no big sums being hid back by the banks for bond purchasers, but that the peo ple themselves must buy the $l,- •>OO,OOO needed to make up the city's •juota. and the $3,252,8-0 necessary to make up the district's allotment. Not a dollar was added to the to tals for yesterday up to noon to-day. The Hoy Scouts were vigorously sell ing in ail parts of the city, but no reports had been made to headquar ters. and none is looked for until Monday. The executive committee was com pelled to wire Philadelphia head quarters this morning that the liar risburg district has "fallen from its high estate." "Harrisburg fails." ran the tele gram. "Please, however, do not put us down its failing; give us a few days." The executive members were much depressed They attributed the failure of the campaign to two sources—the er roneous belief of some people that peace is near and their consequent indifference; and, second, to the shrewd work of unknown German propagandists in the district. Juniatu County Pro-Germans? Secret service men to-day went to ! McAUisterville and to Walker town- j ship, both in Juniata county, where i some active pro-Germans are declar- | ed to be busy. The pastor of a con- } gregation near McAUisterville is de- ' dared to have advised all his par ishioners not to buy Liberty Bonds; ' that they will be no good when the ' war ends as he thinks it will end. ! in Walker township one pro-German ' has been touring the district inform ing the farmers and others that the I Liberty Bond salesmen are being! paid large sums of money for selling | bonds. The clergyman is to be ar rested this afternoon if the stories , about him prove true. t'p to the People The executive committee to-day i declared that two impressions ! abroad in Harrisburg are erroneous. ; The first impression is that the banks 1 can carry the $1,000,000 needed to i make up the city's quota. That's not i true; to do so would overload the ' banking institutions and possibly re sult in financial difficulty. The second impression is that the wealthy people of Harrisburg can i shoulder the $1,600,000 load. That's! not true: it is due greatly to the I efforts of the wealthy that the city I has already bought $4,520,300 i worth of bonds. As a matter of fact, the shoulder ng of the necessary total is abso lutely 'up to" the rank and file of he people of Harrisburg, and par icillarly to two classes of people: [Continued on Page to.] [LAST CHANCE ' FOR HARRISBURG TO MAKE GOOD Chairman Andrew S. Patterson of the Liberty Loan committee for Harrisburg this afternoon issued the following appeal: The city of Harrisburg has not bought its quota of Liberty Bonds. The situation is serious. We must meet our allotment. There can be no failure in a thing of this sort. I therefore call upon the follow ing organizations of workers to secure immediately purchasers for the bond allotments which follow their names: "Boy Scouts and Giil Scouts $lOO,OOO "Home Workers, Frank Sites, chairman 250,000 "Industrials, George S. Reinoehl, ehalrmAn .. 250,000 "Special committee, W. M. Ogelsby, chairman, 1,000,000 "It is possible if these divisions will proceed immediately with their work to make up our quota. I trust that every man—every boy or girl on the Boy and Girl teams will be indefatigable in his ef forts. "I wish that every worker would do as much as Anna Katharine Marzolf, 12-year-old Girl Scout of the Goldenrod Troop, who has personally sold $1,750 bonds and who owns two Liberty Loan bonds and four baby bonds. "Harrisburg mtist not fail. It never has before." Mr. Patterson's appeal was made known to hundreds of work ers early this afternoon and the reply in every instance was that everything possible will be be done to take Harrisburg "over." i > HE WEATHER For HnrrUburg itnd vicinityi Un settled | probably shower* to night nntl Sundayi not much change In temperature) moder ate r.outhwest to west winds. Does the Gentleman Prefer the Police Patrol or the A mbulance? 1 1 ~] <\\k -3- ' i! x\\> \- %#iU •- •ju.NV'a^ FANATIC WITH LOADED PISTOL ARRESTED AS HE DARTS AT WILSON President, at Head of Great Patriotic Parade Threatened by Man in Crowd; Secret Service Men Rescue Suspect Before Aroused Spectators Have Chance to Hang Him New Voir Oct. 12.—President' Wilson marched in the great Liberty Day parade - ere to-day. He took his place in the procession at Sev enty-second street soon after it started, at the head of the American division, and, amid continuous roars of cheers, led the division down Fifth avenue to the Altar of Liberty at Madison Square. Just as the President passed Fifty-first street a man broke through tne police lines and started toward the President. He was im mediately seized by Secret Service CITY TO CLOSE TIGHT AFTER 6.30 TONIGHT Trolley Service Seriously Cur tailed by Lack of Oper ating Crews With one hundred nien of the Harrisburg Railways Company and Valley Railways Company street ca( crews confined to their homes with influenza, street car service will be curtailed on all lines after 7 o'clock this evening, when stores will close by request of the City Health Hoard. The number of men ill from in- I tluenza is approximately thirty-five per cent. Felix M. Davis, superin tendent of the Harrisburg Railways, said that after 6.30 the service will lie reduced fifty per cent. To-day. with the exception of the Third and Fourth-and-Sixtli street lines, on which one car was taken off, the service Was normal. There was' no Mechanicsburg car running to-day on tlie Valley Company's lines, al though Carlisle cars were giving hourly service fo Mechanicsburg and Carlisle. This Carlisle car, with one running direct to Shiremanstown, gave Shiremanstown half-hour serv ice. After 6 o'clock this evening there will be a big cut in the service. President Bishop said. Ten or twelve extra cars, usually operated by the Valley Railways [Continued on Page I.] HENRY F. HOLLER IMPROVES Reports this afternoon from the home of Henry F. Holler, deputy prothonotury, of Huminelstuwn, said that he is somewhat better, | men and placed in an automobile, | which sped away with him down Fifth avenue. A few minutes later a loaded revolver was found on the street In the apparent belief that the man may have contemplated harm to the President, the crowd started toward him, but the Secret Service men were too quick. Spectators noticed as the Secret Service ma chine drove away that the man's head was bleeding. The revolver [Continued on Page 10.] WASHINGTON SAYS GERMANS ARE NOT ENDING BIG WAR Warns Against Teuton Report That Kaiser Is to Surren der Unconditionally Washington, Oct. 12.—German re ports that Prince Maximilian's reply to President Wilson's inquiry has been dispatched and indicating tl?ut it is "in a sense" an acceptance of the President's conditions of peace, led to an authoritative statement here to-day that the public should be warned against believing Ger many is about to end the war by un conditional surrender. CITY CLOSED ' TIGHT TONIGHT Harrisburg will bo closed tight as a box after 6.30 o'clock to night. Dr. Itauntck has requested that a'l business places shut up shop at 6.30 this evening and re main closed until Monday morn ing. Even barbershops and cigar stores are Included In the early closing request. The only excep tions are eating places and drug stores, which way remain open. All churches will be closed to morrow and there will be no meetings of any kind. Five phy sicians reported up to noon to-day 138 new ensoa In the past twenty four hours. YANKEE FLYERS GAIN TITLE IN VERDUN DRIVE Rickenbackcr, Luke and Com panion Birdmen Bring Down Enemy Planes With the American Army north west of Verdun, Oct. 12.—Several aviators have become aces during the lighting since the Americans struck the German lines in this sector. There also has been an increase in victories credited to olj aces attach ed to the squadrons in ,'hlf area. Eddie Rickenbackcr, former auto mobile racer, has won flftecn aerial victories and probably will be credit ed with eighteen In a few lays. Lieu tenant Frank Luke, of Phoenix. Ariz, is next with fourteen. Lieutenant Hamilton Coolidge, of Eoston, and J C. Vascoucelles, of Denver, are new aces, with seven and five, respective ly. Yesterday's performance by ihc "strafing raiders" whlcn caused con sternation among German airmen was the duplicate of anqtiier raid on October 3. when Lieutenants Hickcn backer, Coolidge and Edward Curtiss, of Rochester, N. Y„ got u-e between them, and Lieutenant Coolidge got two more independently. Lieutenants RiokenLacker end Vascoucelles got one each, and Lieutenants WlUvya Sparks, of Uniontown, Pa.; Thorner Taylor, c f Cn'iago, and William Pu nier, cf F'ennettsviUe, S. C., downed one between them. UNION COUNTY TIRES OF NAME LIKE NEW BERLIN Verdun and St. Mihiel Suggested as Appropriate For Vil lage; Matter to Be Threshed Out at Town Meeting Lewlsburg, Oct. 12.—New Berlin Is going to disappear! The historic old Union county town will no longer be on the mup If certain prominent citizens of the village materialize. These promi nent citizens arc now seeking a new name for New Berlin. Some enter prising pro-Ally enthusiast has sug gested St. Mihtel and If It were not for the Jaw-breaking proclivities of the name for Americans, the offer might seriously be considered. Ver dun seems to be a name In popular favor. However the new name Is to be thrashed out at u town meeting In the neur future. In the meanUme, CROWN PRINCES ARMY NOW IN FULL RETREAT 364 UNITED STATES TROOPS LOSE LIVES IN CRASH Sea Rends Vessel to Pieces Against the Rocks in North Channel; Otranto Total Wreck By Associated Press AN IRISH PORT, Oct. 12.- t American soldiers numbering! 364 or 366 perished when thej British armed mercantile cruis-J er Otranto and the transport' Kashmir collided in the North Chun-| nel, between Scotland and Ireland, i last Sunday. Three hundred American soldiers j and thirty French sailors and 266 j members of the crew of the Otranto ' have been landed at a port in north- j ern Ireland. Sixteen other surviv-1 ors have been picked up at Islay. Otranto Is Total Wreck More than 200 bodies had been re- i covered this morning and many of' them have been buried. The Otran-! to is a total wreck on the Island of ! Islay. The Kashmir landed its | troops at a Scottish port without loss of life. •The troopships collided while a I heavy storm was raging and the I Otranto, with a gaping hole in her! side, then drifted helplessly, towards I the rocky coast. A number of thej troops on board were from the in terior of the United States and were without experience at sea. ,They had preferred to remain on the bigger jship than risk jumping to the small destroyer Mounsey and they seemed jto be cheered by the sight of land. Captain Warns Men The hopes of tfie men that they, would be able to make a safe land ing, however, were dispelled by the Otranto's captain when he shouted from the bridge: "Well, hoys, we will have to swim for it." About that time the troopship slid | with hardly a jar onto a shelving | rock, which, as a wave receded, held j the vessel in a vise-like grip, i The vicious sea began to rend the ship to pieces. The steel'deckhouse 'was wrenched bodily from its fast ienings by the enormous waves and | hurled into the breakers, sweeping | many men away with it. Eager Islanders Watcli The ship had struck about a mile I from shore and on the cliffs stood ' groups of islanders, eager to send I aid, but which it was impossible ! even to attempt. Owing to the ter -1 rifle wind, there was no chance of | getting a line to the ship, which now j was fast breaking up. j Scores of men began to jump and I many immediately were seized by I the waves and hurled against the I sides of the ship. , I About noon the Otranto was lift led on the crest of a high comber land dashed back to the rock so vio QUAKE AND TIDAL WAVE SMITE TWO SAN JUAN CITIES !Aguadillo Half Submerged and 11 Persons Killed; City Htlll Wrecked j San Juan, Porto Rico, Friday, Oct. J 12. —This island was shaken by an j earthquake yesterday morning and | the shocks were followed by a tidal ! wave. Reports from Aguadilla, a town j on the low-lying northwestern coast, says that the tidal waters half sub merged the town. Fourteen persons were killed and forty or more were injured. At Ponce, a city of more than 200,000 persons on the south coast, the city hall was wrecked and it is reported that several of the inhabi tants were killed. Details are lack ing. Inhabitants of New Berlin are de- they shall not live in a town named after the capital of Germany and the seat of Hohenzol j Icrn rule. New Berlin was the seat of the famous Union Seminary where hun dreds of men and women prominent in Central Pennsylvania life have received their education. This semi nary was several years ago sold to Judge Charles B. Wltmer, Sunbury, and Senator W. M. MoConnell, Sha mokln, two old students. The town was also the county Beat of Union county before that coupty was spilt up into several districts. The old courthouse und a number of lils toriu points are still on view. lently that the vessel broke squarely 1 in two. The mast snapped short, killing men as it fell. One section of the hulk turned sidewlse, emptying all hands still clinging to the deck into the surf. The other section speedily was ground to pieces on the rocks. Best Swimmers Helpless The ship's Remaining company now were struggling in the water. The slim chance they might have had of getting ashore virtually was dissipated by the wreckage from the ship, through which the best swim mers were unable to win their way. The experience related by William Richards typifies that of the others, but perhaps is a bit more sensation al. He said: "The fellows were line. We knew that when the ship went fast on I the rocks so far out wo would not have much chance to save our skins, but we all seemed determin ed to make a good try. "A wave washed mo off und I managed to get clear of the ship. The first man I recognized in the water was the captain, who wus thrown overboard when the mast broke away. He was standing up, treading water and looking about for something to grasp. > Dashed Against Rocks I "There were three men on a mat tress riding in to shore as though i they were enjoying life, but while I I watched them and wishing I were 'on it, too, a big roller swept them all oft and banged them against the rocks. ' "I saw five or six others hanging on a bench. Some managed to climb on the tin rafts lowered from the !ship but every raft I saw was smash ed to pieces against the vessel or on i the rocks. | "The noise of the wreckage grind ing on the rocks was tierce and any 'fellow who got into the wreckage j was as good as gone. There were [Continued on Rage 2.] School Chief Tracks Bees; Gets Much Honey i Prof. W. R. Zimmerman, assist- I ant county school superintendent, j who has done effective work in the j schools in food and fuel conserva- I tion, this week went a step farther, j He journeyed to the mountains near j Manada furnace, tracked bees to I their home in the hollow trunk of | what once was a giant oak and j there gathered seventy pounds of honey. !J.H.M'FARLAND NAMED ON WAR HOUSING BOARD With Four Other Experts Local Man Will Study Living Conditions J. Horace McFarland has accept ed an appointment as one of five members of a Commission on Living Conditions of War Workers tender ed him on behalf of the Secretary of Labor by Felix Frankfurter, of the War Labor Policies Board, and Otto M. Eidlitz, director of the Bureau of Industrial Housing and Transporta tion. The commission in question is to be organized October 15, and it is expected that it wHI serve to speed up the production of war ne cessities in many of the numerous plants now making such necessities for the government. More than a quarter of a million men are involved, and the work of the new commission will inter-relate not only with the tremendous hous ing program of the United States, but also through members of the commission representing the War Department and the Navy Depart ment, with the activities of these di rect war-prosecuting portions of the government. Mr. McFarland is appointed on this commission because of his ac quaintance with the living condi tions of workers throughout the country, arrived at in the work of the American Civic Association, of which he has been the .president [Continued on Page 2.] Corporal Reported Missing in' Hospital Corporal S. D. Stleffer, 22 2 Brlggs street, reported missing by the War Department, August 7, is in a base hospitul In France recovering frdin a wound. Mrs. Steiffer received a letter from her husband to-day duteri September 7. He did not tell how badly he was wounded but said Unit he was making progress. \ American Troops Closing In On Dun-sur-Meuse In Great Battle ENEMY'S RETIREMENT IS ALMOST TURNED INTO ROUT By Associated Press WITH THE FRENCH ARMY IN THE CHAMPAGNE, Oct. 12. —Vouzieres, Guise and all of the villages in the whole region south of Laon are burning. Paris, Oct. 12.—The Americans are closing in on Dun-sur-Meuse, while their left wing is within five miles of Buzancy, says Marcel Hutin in the Echo de Paris. Continuing, he says important events which will change the entire face of things may be expected in this part of the Woevre front. Orders found on prisoners, says M. Hutin, show the enemy was instructed to resist on the Suippe river front until the 13th at least, in order to save all the material possible and to enable the adjacent armies to conduct an orderly retreat. General Gouraud's attack upset this plan. Although the Germans had twenty-five divisions in the Champagne ector, twelve of which were fresh, the fear of being f [Continued on Page 2.] t > . , DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS HERE j Karrisburg —P jlas ?<:::l ar.ks f famci::; .v. .vie .U j phis brother, John Fairbanks, and publicity man, spent a half hour in Harriebttrg this afternoon while on their i way to yfashirfgton, as a part of their tour of the country • in the interest of the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign. ; They were entertained by Peter Magar© during their ' / *■ > short stay in the city. They addressed an audience at the i Pennsylvania railroad station.' , FORMER AMBASSADOR CRITICALLY ILL ' I New York.—Walter Hints Page, retiring ambassador ' ] to Great Britain, arrved here to-day from England, i e i steamship he was brought ashore on a 6tretcher and re ptr.c •- ! to a ho r .tal. J * I STORES WILL CLOSE EARLY ! ' Chambershurg. i*~ Every store In the city will close 1 tonight at §.39 at the request of.the Beard of Health. ! I 4 IRVIN CAMERON ELDER DIRS j f Chamberaburg.—Trvin Cameron Elder, prominent J local barrister, died at Eldersiie this morning. He waa 1 50 years and is survived by His wife, who is sister of ' Majer it. C. Kennedy, president of the Cumberland Val- 1 ley Railroad, now in London. i MASKS FOR JERSEY BARBERS P NEW' YORK.—The Jersey City Health Board to-day 1 distributed gauze masks to barbers, which must be worn j tor the duration of the epidemic while cutting hair artd 4 'shaving. -A total of 4,562 cases have been reported in j Jersey City. 4 ' THREE VILI \GES CAPTURED j ■ LQNDON.-r-Brltish fbrce* loot night continued their j Advance north of the Sense* river, Field Marshal Haig j announced to-day. The advance is in the direction of | <>ouai. The villages of Hamel, Brebieres, less than three 1 miles from Doual, and Cu'mcy, lesS than two miles from I iD.-uai, have Wn captured. MARRIAGE LICENSES ' Wllllnm n. Winn und Mnry M. 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