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i 0 W HARRISBURG iffifjillt, TELEGRAPH \ ®I it Stac-fn&epcn&cnl. I.XXXVTT — No. 230 14 PAGES Da K^ e o^ HARRISBURG, PA.. WEDNESDAY EVENING OCTOBER 16, 1918. CITY CONFIDENT LOAN QUOTA IS TO BE FULFILLED Banks Finding Means to Aid Further in Floating Subscriptions MANY HAVK YET TO BUY Clerks doing Over Cards to j See Who Failed in Pa triotic Duty All Harrisburg to-day is looking J at the Liberty Loan proposition iiyaj new light—as a nieuns vyhereby it j ran back up the President in his | demand that the German autocrats come down. The Spanish influenza epidemic "crimped" the Loan last week, preventing the city from "getting over" in the four-day per- J iod, but the "flu" now shows signs . of abatement and tho population of j the city and district is determined ! that its apathy of last week will be replaced with a vigor which will put over the proposition in a walk. Many of the Homes and Indus- j trial workers were sick with influ enza, and some of the most prom inent captains and commanders have had deaths in their families. The result has not been helpful to the loan proposition, quite natur ally. Loan Will Go Over Hut the Liberty Loan is going over so far as the Harrisburg district is concerned —and it is going over so i tyu- as the United States is con- : eerned. in all likelihood the banks of j America will figure to-day on ways and means to place the $3,000,000,- 000 worth of unsold bonds in the i bands of the people. • Hut the banks cannot bear this tremendous burden themselves. It [ is up to the rank and file of the cit- ; izenship to "hold up its end." If the : banks were to handle the burden ; themselves the result would be dis- j astrous from a linancial standpoint. | Many possibilities might become ac- i tualltles. Combing the Town 00 At Liberty Loan headquarters to- ! "day a force of clerks was going over j the 30,000 cards in the Harrisburg t tile. These cards contain the names , of every wage-earner in the city. They are being compared with the sheets showing bond purchases, so that by to-morrow noon headquar ters will know who has bought bonds and who has not. , Income Comparison. Too When these cards are compared a further comparison will be made with the income tax returns for the city district, so that it will be known definitely whether men who are making over $2,200 a year have bought bonds to the amount of which they are capable. , Gorman Woman Buys One' purchase to-day was by a German woman of German birth, who lias six brothers in the German army and a sister who is a German army nurse. "My sympathies were with Ger many up until the time the United States was compelled to enter the war," she said. "I have lived in this country 21 years and when the time came to make a choice I did not hesitate for a moment. This is 'ray own United States.' I have $5OO worth of first issue bonds; $5OO of the second issue, and $5OO of the third. 1 want $l,OOO of the fourth issue." Buys With Allotment Money Mrs. Frank Zimmerman, of 653 Dauphin street, this morning bought a $5O bond. Mrs. Zimmerman is a soldier's mother. She received her August allotment money—s3o—the other day, and to it she to-day add ed $2O cash and bought a bond. Many instances of this kind are be ing reported. Workers All Busy Abatement of the- "flu," having begun, the various teams, composed of hundrds of workers, to-day are combing the city far more thorough ly than they covered it last week. They expect great results. Lieut Geo. J. Shoemaker * Is Wounded in Battle Lieutenant George J. Shoemaker, for nine years a member of the Harris burg police force, has been severely wounded In the left arm and leg while serving In France, according to word just received here. Injuries were re ceived In a shell explosion on Sep tember 5. He was a former member of the Governor's Troop, serving on the Mexican Horder. He is now In Com pany B. of the One Hundred and Eighth Machine Gun Battalion. He Is convalescing in a base hospital. ' PLEASE BE INDULGENT The Harrisburg Telegraph begs Its readers to overlook for the moment irregularities in its make up typographical errors and omis sions, The newspaper force has tH 'been seriously reduced by the epidemic of influenza and the mechanical department in par ticular Is laboring under great difflcultl cs, _ THE WEATHER For llurrlslturK and vicinity! Fair to-night and prohiilily Tbura duM slightly Manner to-night. For Eastern I'ennsylvsnlat Falr to-ntght anil |>rahal>ly Thurs dayt slightly Marnier to-night In north and Mest portions! light Meat Mlnlls/ becoming north, lllter The Susquehanna river and all lis branches Mill continue to fall slowly. A stage of about 4.23 feet Is Indleated for Harrisburg Thursday morning. We Nominate For Peace Commissioners as Follows: V _r T • ALU IC,HT 0,0 ON A.ND~| 1 EVACUATE. '-AND oe / 7 AOouTIT J Foil TIIK COMMISSION TO ARRANGE DETAILS OF EVACUATION T" "r~\ Jp '-Ski Ww ■-- .!> FOII THE COMMISSION TO SETTLE "PRACTICAL DETAILS" OF WILSON'S PEACE DEMAN ALL STORES TO j CLOSE SATURDAY EVENING AT 6.30 Trolley Cars Must Have at Least Half of Win dows Open As there has been no decrease in the number of deaths and new cases of influenza in the city, Dr. J. M. ■ J. Raunick, city health officer, has | communicated with the Chamber of I Commerce, requesting them to have j all stores and other business places I close again at 6.30 o'clock on Satur day evening. He has also asked all other stores and small business places not associated with that or ganization to observe the closing or der again. Only drug stores and restaurants are excepted. Every one should co-operate as they did last week. Dr. Dr. Raunick urged. Rumors that the present drastic quarantine orders closing theaters, churches, schools, saloons and other places may he lifted soon were denied to-day by Dr. Raunick. "At present I could not say how soon we will lift tho ban which the city health bureau Imposed. The situation Is not improving, but there is no need to worry. It is under control anil can be handled." To Open Car Windows Dr. ltaunick also announced that he will issue an order to the Har risburg Railways Company requiring that at least one-hulf the windows In each street car In service be kept I open. "Tho request of the bureau has not been generally compiled with, and there has been some trou ble reported to me. The car win dows must he kept open, and it may he necessary to have the panes of [Continued on I'age 10.] Garros, Noted French Flyer, Shot Down in Flight Over Hun Lines Amsterdam, Oct. 16.—Lieutenant I Roland G. Garros, the noted French • aviator, who was poHtcd as missing I on October 7 after a flight o\;er the i German lines, was shot down and | hilled on October 4, a Berlin message , to-dny announced, Roland Garros was a widely-known (aviator before the war, taking part i in many Important competitions. In j eluding those at many American cities | and performing numerous notable ex i ploits. During the war until the end I of April, 1915, when he was captured, | he more than equaled his civilian rec ord of daring in his new role of mut uary aviator. He escaped from a Ger- Snan prison In February of this year innd again took up his army csreor j as a flyer, winning further honors, i Garros was born at Cape Town, j South Africa, of French parents, in 1835, v LARGE FAMILIES LEFT BY DEATHS Among tin- <lcntlis due to pneu monia and the iiil'luen/a epidemic wliich are particularly pathetic are: Samuel Olson, 226 Liberty street, who leaves live children, the youngest, one year old. Mrs. l>uvid Martill, 25, Now Cumlierlnnd, whose huslmiid died Montlu.v; live children, the young est three weeks old, survive. • Harry Hake, of near New Cum berland, 23. who leaves a wife and seven children. Charitable organizations now are mukiiig p'ans to look after needy cases. DESTITUTION MARKS WAKE OF GRIP JIPIDEMIC Parents Dying of Pneumonia Leave Large Families of Small Children Extreme destitution is marking the wake of the Spanish epidemic to-day as disclosures by the score came through police and Associated Aid channels. The latter is furnish ing coal, groceries and clothing in quantity, the one most pathetic char ity being the supplying of burial gar ments for two little girls, sisters, who lived with their parents in South Cameron street and died on Sunday at the Harrisburg Hospital. The whole family Is down with the dread disease. ( New Cumberland suffers In parti cular. the seven children of Mr. und Mrs. Henry Hake being bereft now of their father, who died at the Har risburg Hospital on Sunday. H© had waited upon his family as one ntter another fell victim. He lived at Springer's l.ane, near New Cumber land and was 33 years old. Not far dlstunt another tragedy Involved the death of Mrs. David Martin, whose husband died on Sun day last. This morning the mother also passed away, leaving five chil dren, the youngest of whom Is but 3 weeks of age, In Harrisburg the epidemic wrecked tho home of Samuel Olsen, 228 Liberty street, who died at mid night at the Harrisburg Hospital, leaving a wife and Ave small chil dren In desperate circumstances. Olsen was well krtown here, as an employe ot the Wutor Department. He worked for Major Gray at Middle town went with him to Delaware, and recently came home to succumb to the disease, The Associated Aids Hoclety Issued a cell to-day for "personal subscrip tions to finance this sad situation and will appreciate gifts of money . clothes or groceries. J TWO BANKS OFFER MILLION DOLLARS TO BOND BUYERS Harrisburg National and Har ) risburg Trust Put Up Fund; Russ Bros. Buy $30,000 Announcement was made to-day by the Harrisburg National Bank and the Harrisburg Trust Company lhat these two institutions are pre pared to lend one million dollars to those who want to buy bonds, but who do not have the ready money. The acceptance of small cash payments, or security for the first payments and a 4i4 rate of interest for six months (the same rate as the bonds), are inducements offered, that leaves little, if any ex cuse for anyone not to increase the amount of his original subscription for bonds of the Fourth Loan; This offer, coming on top of George W. Rally's letter yesterday to W. M. Ogelsby, chairman of a special committee of the loan or ganization, offered In behalf of the Harrisburg Trust Company to un derwrite $lOO,OOO of the deficiency of the Liberty Loan subscription, in dicates the active effort and assist ance which these two Market Square institutions are putting forth to en able Harrisburg to go over the top In subscribing her quota of the Fourth Issue. The Harrisburg Trust Company yesterday added to its di rectorate W. P. Sturkey, general su perintendent of the Harrisburg Pipe and Pipe Bending Company, nimself a big holder of Liberty bonds. Russ Bros. $30,000 Russ Bros., Ice cream manufactur ers, to-day Increuscd their Liberty Loan subscription from $5,000 to $30,000, The letter of the firm to George S, Relnoelil, chairman of tho Industrial committee, follows: Wo Inclose you herewith our subscription for $26,000 Liberty Loan Bonds which In addition for the $5,000 previously sub. scribed, brings our total to $30,000 of this Issue, We consider this not only our patriotic duty but a financial privilege, Inasmuch as corpora. Hons earning over 10 per cent, on their Invested capital will save not less than 11,40 per cent, annually on this amount In their Federal taxes. In addition we feel confident that before we are able to pay for these bonds they will be selling at a hand some piemlum, Unclosed find our check for $25,000, Very truly yours, W. M. RUSS, Treasurer, ALLIES DRIVE WEDGE INTO BELGIAN SOIL Pershing's Troops Easily Repulse Counterattack YANKEES HOLD GROUNDGAINED With the American Forces! Northwest of Verdun, Oct. 16. — (12:10 p m.) —The Germans to-da.v j continued their resistance against I the advance of the American forces on this front, the strength of the I opposition fully equalling that of, yesterday. With machiae guns, some artillery i fire and minor counterattacks the Germans this morning interposed j desperate resistance to Pershing's j men all along the line. All the counterattacks were easily | repulsed. They had the appearance I because of the small numbers of men employed, of being efforts to throw confusion into the American ranks in i order to gain time. The principal American activity this morning was on the left of the battle sector. There was some ac tivity in the district east of the river Meuse. The enemy threw gas shells! into the Chatillon woods last night | and bombarded Tulleries farm. The | advance of the Americans yesterday I has been maintained everywhere and some slight gains were recorded j during the night. . Substantial Gains Washington, Oct. 16.—Substantial! gains on both sides of the Meuse j against stubborn resistance by a re inforced enemy was reported to-day iby General Pershing in his com- I munique for Tyesday. i The dispatch follows: "Our troops to-day continued their attack on both sides of the Meuse, encountering stubborn resistance from a reinforced enemy. East of tho Meuse French and American troops have gained ground. West of the river the fighting has in creased In violence and our troops have made substantial gains includ ing hill 299, which changed hands three times We have broken the Kriemhild-Stellung at new points, where our men closed with the enemy In a series of hand-to-hand encoun ters In which they took prisoners." Huns Bombard French Seaport; Kill Civilians Willi the French Forces In Flan ders. Oct. 16.—The Germans to-day resumed their long-range bom bardment of the French seaport of Dunkirk, on the Strait of Dover. There were some civilian victims. 100 DIE IN PIATRA WRECK London, Oct.' 16.—One hundred persons were killed and 200 injured In the derailing of the Bucharest express near Piatra, Rumania, ac cording to a dispatch to the Central Neivs from Amsterdam quoting ad | vices from Vienna. The dispatch j adds that several of the coaches of the train fell into the Bistrita River. BAVARIANS NOW PACIFISTS Zurich, Oct. 16.—At a meeting of th£ Bavarian Socialist party in Munich, Sunday, a resolution was adopted urging the Reichstag to ap point a state court to try all Ger mans, even the highest personages, I who have been guilty of frustrating (•peace efforts. j Self-government for the German states also was demanded. I NATION SPURRED TO RAISE EXTRA THREEBILLIONS Signs at Capitol Point to Suc cess in, Raising Fourth Loan to Quota By Associated Press Washington, Oct. 16.—With four j more days to fro the nation to-day i passed the $3,000,000,000 halfway I post in the Fourth Liberty Loan race , toward $6,000,000,000 before Satur- I day night. Headquarters reports in -1 dlcate favorable conditions for the I closing days of the campaign, j "T\je tlrst really encouraging re ports began to arrive to-day," said i the offlclul announcement, "These j reports carried ample evidence that ' the country realized the serious bust ! ness It had ahead during the re | malnder of this week to make the | Fourth Liberty Loan a success." Spectacular methods usod in the Cleveland district for the loan In cluded a series of modern Papl lie vere rides through 120 towns of thlrty-flvo counties in Ohio and Pennsylviyila last night by crews of workers in army motor trucks. Towns were visited after midnight, citizens called out of bed and met by solicitors. About $250,000 In sub scriptions were gathered In this way during the night. At Brookllne, Pa., the Liberty Loan riders were mis taken foi* hank robberrf and put In the village Jail for three hours. At Georgetown, Ohio, and Jefferson, Pa., the raiding parties were tired upop. The rides wll| be extended to many other communities In the dis trict to-night i ONI,Y EVENING ASSOCIATED I'llKSt SINGLE COPIER unur miTIflN NEWSPAPER IN IIAIIIILSIII:lit; TWO CENTS IHJITIE. ELM 1 IVflv FOES BARBED V/IRE DOES NOT HOLD UP AMERICAN ADVANCE Allied Armies Are Sweeping j Through German Positions in Belgium For Important 1 Gains Near Coast Lines FALL OF LILLE ASSURED \ BY FOCH'S BAP ID BLOWS j By Associated Press Paris, Oct. 16.—The German' extreme right wing is being thrcatehed more and more as the) Allied wedge in Flanders is driven deeper. Already the ad vance of the Allies is from two and one-half to five miles on a thirty-mile front. The Belgians are approaching Thourout, only twelve miles from Bruges and within twenty miles of the Dutch | border. i There ate signs that the Gcr ( mans realize tlie days of their ! occupation of Belgium are num | bered. They already have bc i gun the work of destruction in I western Belgium. According to j information reaching Paris the Germans are preparing to evac uate Bruges and Ghent, and even Brussels. Sweeping steadilv ahead over the ! lowlands of Belgian Flanders, the British, French and Belgian armies are rapidly tearing away the ex treme right flank of tho German | battlellne. Twelve thousand prls- I oners have b*en captured in two idays, according to official state ments. Allies Cross Lys River I Allied forces have captured Menln land Wervicq, and are across the | Lys river in the neighborhood of the latter town. There are unoltic jial reports that Thourout has been taken and It is confirmed tbat the ; British are within two miles of lOourtrai. This completely out flanks Lille from the north and the Germans probably will be forced out of that city in a very short time. The Allies now are about eleven •miles from Bruges and twenty-five !miles from Ghent. They have ad vanced about seven miles since Monday morning. Yankees Fierce Krlemlilltl Line Fighting through a maze of barbed wire defenses and over tan gled lines of trenches, the Ameri cans west of the Meuse river are slowly but surely cutting through Ithe Kriemhild line. They have ear jried Hill 299. a height which domi nates much of the country west of I Roniagne, and have penetrated the second line of defense in the vi cinity of Landres-et-St. Georges. Huns Get Fresh Troops The battle in this area has been of a most savage nature. The Ger mans are pouring fresh troops into the struggle in the hope that the American onslaught may be stayed before it reaches the important rail road lines in the rear of the Ger man front. A victory for the American in tho Argonne sector would decide the fate of Germany ion the western front anil compel a general retreat by the enemy from MEN BEYOND 37 TO BE CALLED TO WAR BY MARCH 1 General Crowder Tells House •Committee 2,339,000 Will Be Summoned by July 1 By Associated Press Washington, Oct. 16. —Draft calls ' for men who have passed their 87th j birthday are expected to begin about March 1, Plans for bringing the old | er class of new registrants Into camp j have not been completed, but the , approximate date of the rst call was disclosed to-day by publication of testimony by Provost Marshal Gen | eral Crowder before the House Mili- I tary Committee. Ail army of about .1,000,000 men, eighty divisions in Franco ami eighteen in training at home by July 1 next, Is what the new program calls for. To prepare and maintain It, the amount now propocsed is sought in addition to $17,500,- 000,000 provided by the annuul army hill and the fortllleatlons bill. It will bring tlie total of appropriations and authoriza tions for the year up to thirty six billion dollars, (General March, appearing Ih>- I fdro the committee when tlio bill was drafted, descrilied it It as the "maximum elTort for a. dellnltc maximum preformauec." lie |M>IIIUNI to tlie moral effect of sueli a measure. In nil Qenerul Crowder told the committee, 2,399,000 newly reglster i Continued on Page 10.J , BERLIN IN PANIC AT U. S. ANSWER By Associated Press LONDON, Oct. I.—President Wilson's reply to the German ] peace note produced "u most tin- j favorable Impression" in Berlin, | says a Central News dispatch from Amsterdam to-day. The publica tion o fthe reply, it adds, was fol lowed by a panic in Berlin bunk ing circles anil on the Stock Exchange. Tho German Supreme Com mand, the advices states, will conic to Berlin at the end of tho present week, "to deliberate on mobilization, conccntrnt lon of the national strength uiul the raising of the military age." A most of the French ground he still holds. * Germans Leaving Pocket French and Italian troops are moving more slowly along the Oise to the Aisne than they did on Sun day when they wiped out the great er the Laon-Le Fere salient. The Germans, it appears, are gradually emptying the [Socket formed when the Allies broke the lines north of St. Quentin and along the Aisne at Berry-au-Bac. The French, however, have passed jSissone, formerly one of the prin ciple concentrating points for Ger | man troops in this part of the front, i General Gouraud's army has cross led the Aisne west of Bethel and this i advance apparently jeopardizes the | position of the enemy farther east. ;The Germans in the Chainpaigne sector seems to be slowly involved •in another pocket. raj i f|jv w< i ► • 4 LOAN TOTAL IN CITY $4,894,300 j Reports receiyed by Liberty Loan head ' '■ " I ■' ' this afternoon showed that ,368,000 has been added to the Liberty Loan total for the • ■ ! i 4,894,300, including to-day's figures. Ten reports to-day ' 1 ( I 29,700. Hoffman division, I ( , Hunter division, $9,600. ' Pass division, £.3,400. ' BERLIN HAS WILSON REPLY * i . Basel, Switerland—President Wilson's reply to the German peace proposals reached Berlin at noon yesterday, i I to 6 o dock List night. ' ( ■ BIG GUNS IN WAR PROGRAM . * , Washington—General Homey, head ,of the ordnance mmittee that the new war pro gr\; " : . ? r il." rr ■. ar.fd ai till cry. \ 1 I constructing 14, 16, and 18 inch guns will be increased, 1 i GERMANY STUDIES WILSON ANSWER t j char.c'o: ' !••-><• . • Pen t*.-d the matters 1 c ... • < patcVr . from Copenhagen to the Exchange Telegraph 'Company. . .. .*3 * , COUNT HUSSARE KRESIGNS I V" ' rM in Vienna, act ending to , an official dispatch from Switzerland to-day that Emperor d Chn:' • .." he ' . sation of Count Hussarek, i ,thc Austrian premier, and instructed Count Silva Taronka j I * with the task of forming a new cabinet. ' MARRIAGE LICENSES f Emory I„ obrrilorf, York county, mul Kntc Woultef, l.onilon- Hrrry towmthlpi l.ouln W. Durcru, ronton, ond l.llllnn U. I crdue, Harrlaburg. Lys Is Crossed by Haig's Men as Menin Falls ALU US PRESS ON IN THE RAIN With the Allied Armies in Bel- Shun, Oct. IG.—Menin has fallen. Allied troops aro a mile east oi Itoulers and advanced patrols are. according to latest reports, withir a mile of Courtrai. The L>ys rivea seems to have been crossed betweet Comines, which has been captured, and Warneton Another crossing o: the Lys has been effected at Wor ried. it is reported. The enemy has begun a with drawal from Pont-a-Vennin nn< Berclau and from the Rolleghort front. Here British patrols havi reached the .outskirts of Neurchln. Everywhere the Germans an fighting rear-guard actions. Thi battle is being fought in a contlnu ous rain. | Cucrne Has Been Taken Cuerne has been taken. The Bel gians have captured Bevern station They are cast and north of the Bev ern Canal and are before Iseghcm. Yesterday's gains further turne< the German lines both north am south of the area under attack an< the enemy retirement reported fron the southwest is the result. Addi tional fires and explosions are re ported. There was an impressive scene a Roulcrs when the place was taken A French major gathered the res cued civilians and German prisoner around a battered piano in tlv square and, as the shells sereamci [Continued on Page 10.]