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American Cavalrymen Are Bach an U.S. Soil After Chase of Outlaw B hfs THroa h I j
Boroughs Join With Harrishurg to Get
Hour of Sunshine For Next Summer;
Many Cities Are Lining Up
The campaign to have Harrisburg*
turn its clocks ahead an hour next
summer and save daylight despite
the protests of farmers who were
successful in having Congress re
peal the popular measure, to-day
was reported as having gained more
supporters in less time than any
other civic enterprise has attained
in recent years. Reading, also, has
joined the ranks of the progressive
Virtually the only opposition
recorded to-day was from men and
women over 60 years old who ad
mittedly oppose the measure be
cause it interferes with time-hon
ored custom. Of the numerous
letters received in the Telegraph of
fice only two opposed the idea. One
writer criticised daylight saving as
benefiting baseball fans whom he
termed "cheap sports." The second
critic was a matron who flayed
young women for preparing "the
chaff of the modern meal" saying
that with daylight saving she hardly
had time "to cook an old-fashioned
Want Petition
The majority of the letters, how
ever, were requests for petitions to
circulate in shops, factories and
places of business. The writers
strongly endorsed the idea to have
the clock turned.
Whatever opposition had devel
oped among businessmen practically
was wiped out to-day with dispatches
from New York, saying that the New-
York stock exchange will observe
the new hours when the board of al
derman pass the New York resolu
tion. It was suggested, however,
that the number of months be re
duced from seven to five so that
dark mornings will be avoided. Un
der this provision the clock would
be turned forward the last Sunday
in April and turned back the last
Sunday in September.
C. of C. Members Pleased
With the stock exchanges and
banks of New York observing the
new hours it means that business in
other cities might be seriously dis
rupted if the smaller municipalities
did not follow. This view has been
taken by the Pittsburgh Chamber
of Commerce which Saturday passsed
resolutions calling on the Pitts
burgh council and all Pennsylvania
cities to take action.
Prominent members of the Har
risburg Chamber of Commerce were
pleased with the announcement that
Pittsburgh's business had taken the
lead. They added that the decision
of the New York stock exchange
also will have a far-reaching effect.
The movement now seems certain
to reach to all the more important
and progressive cities in the east and
middle west.
No Inconvenience to Result
"Even if Harrisburg and New
ork stood alone," said one prom
inent businessman, "no inconveni
ence would result to local business
houses. Persons going away onlv
need remember that trains were
leaving an hour earlier than the
schedule. This condition habitually
occurs in Pittsburgh where there are
two sup times and no one ever is
confusesd. Banks, business houses
and industries and trolley companies
all combining there is no possibility
of confusion."
The Telegraph to-day is printing
petitions addressed to City Council
calling on them to continue the
popular movement. The petitions
also call upon the Chamber of
Commerce, the Rotary Club and the
Kiwanis Club to get behind the
movement. These petitions will be
ready in a day or so and will be
circulated at the shops, stores, fac
tories and foundries.
The Petition
The text of the petition follows:
"We, the undersigned, do hereby i
heartily endorse the Harrisburg
Telegraph's movement for the con
tinuation of the daylight-saving sys
tem in- Harrisburg, and we earnest- |
ly petition the members of C'ty I
Council and the Mayor to take such i
action as will give us next year the I
extra hour of daylight which we
have so much enjoyed the past two i
years and which has been such a
boon to people in general, giving us
time for healthful recreation and
amusement which we cannot have
in any other way. Also, we peti-1
tion the Harrisburg Chamber ofi
Commerce, the Rota y Club of Har- I
risburg ar,-d the Kiwanis Club to get |
behind the movement started by the '
Daylight Saving Association in New !
York, and to the that Harris-1
burg, the capital of Pennsylvania, |
may be a leader in the campaign for 1
the continuation of the extra hour |
[Continued on Page 9.]
Harrisburg nnd Vicinityi Fair
anil cooler to-night with lowest
temperature about 5 degree*
Tuesday fair with moderate
Eastern Pennsylvania! Fair, cool
er to-night. Tuesday' fair. Mod
erate northweat winds.
Rlveri The Susquehanna river nnd
nil Its branches will fall slow
ly except the north branch
which will rise slightly or re
main nearly satlonary below To
wanda. A stage of about 4.0
feet is Indicated for Harrisburg
Tuesday morning.
ftfje o!ar-3n&epcn?>cfil.
All voters in the city in or
der to vote at the primary elec
tion September 16 and the gen
eral election November 4, must
register this fall. Thursday is
the registration day.
Voters who do not register
this fall can not receive ballots
at the primary or general elec
tion. No previous registration 13
All important city offices .and
many important county offices
are to be filled. The city polling
places will be open on Thursday
from S to 12, 1 to 6 and 7 to 10
In order to vote a citizen
mu6t have resided in the dis
trict in which he is about to
register at least sixty days, and
must present a county or state
tax receipt dated within the last
two years.
If no party choice is made by
a voter in registering on Thurs
day. he will receive only a "Non
partisan" ballot in September.
The only office to be listed on
the nonpartisan ticket this year
is that of Superior Court Judge,
and the candidate for the office,
Judge Keller, is unopposed for
Register Thursday.
Packing Representative De
clares Licensing Act Would
Boost Pricees Higher
By Associated Press.
Washington, Aug. 23. —Further
inflation of foodstuff prices would
result from the passage of the
Kenyon bill to regulate and license
the packing industry, L. D. H. Weld,
manager of the commercial re
search department of Swift & Com
pany, testified to-day before the
Senate Agriculture Committee,
where the bill is under considera
•'The main objection to the bill,"
he said, "is in the fact that it was
based upon reports of the Federal
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Vladivostok Girdled
by Insurgents as
Refugees Fill City
By Associated Press.
London, Aug. 25.—Vladivostok is
surrounded by insurgents and filled
with refugees, according to a Bol
shevik wireless received here. A
Japanese squadron has arrived at !
Vladivostok, the message adds.
Austria Gets Treaty
From Council Tomorrow
By Associated Press.
Paris, Aug. 2 s.—The treaty with
Austria will be considered by the
Supreme Council this afternoon and
probably will be handed to the Aus
trian delegation to-morrow. Five
days will be given for consideration,
unless the Austrians ask for a long
er delay.
Woman Furnishes Bail;
Was Not Under Arrest
A regretable error was made in i
the publication of Camp Hill cor- !
respondence with relation to the
arrest of J. W. Riley, charged by
Jacob Wolfe with the theft aT vege
tables. It was erroniously stated
that Mrs. Mary Kurtz also had been
charged with theft. Mrs. Kurtz gave
bail for Riley and that is her only
connection with the case.
Girl Arrested on
Shop Lifting Charge
Charged with shop-lifting in
Woolworth's Five and Ten Cent 1
Store. Helen Bugle was arrested this i
morning by Patrolman Lawrie. She
will be given a hearing in police
court during the afternoon.
The girl had been noticed ap
propriating various articles from
the several counters of the store, by
employes, according to the report
received at police station. Patrol
man Lowery was ntified and made
the arrest. She said to have had
a number of song books, a comb and
other articles when searched at the I
police station. Other goods were
recovered at the store immediately
after the at-rest.
When Officer Lowery arrested the
woman she resisted him and bit him
on the left arm . The patrolman
went to the hospital and had the
wounds cauterized and dressed. I
Process of Forming New Cabi
net Is Already Under
By Associated Press.
Pnrls, Aug. 25.—The resignation of
the Hungarian government of Arch
duke Joseph was announced in mes
sages received by the Supreme Coun
cil to-day. The messages indicated
that the resignation occurred at 8 p.
m. Saturday and that the process of
forming a new cabinet had been be
In the new cabinet the dispatches
state, Paul Garmi, minister of Justice
in the Peidll cabinet would be min
ister of commerce, while former pre
mier Jules Peidll would be minister
of food; Karl Payer minister of
homo affairs in the Peidll government
is designated as minister of labor in
the reconstructed ministry and Count
Crany as minister of foreign affairs.
Other places have not yet been tilled.
Archduke Joseph's resignation fol
lowed the delivery to him by the
Inter-allied mission of the Supreme
Council's telegram, demanding that
he resign, accompanied by a letter
stating that the mission would give
him two hours to take this action.
Otherwise, he was notified, the mis
sion would publish the council's tele
gram broadcast.
At 8 o'clock Saturday night Pre
mier Fredrich notified the mission
that Archduke Joseph and the other
members of the government under
him had resigned.
By Associated Press.
Paris, Aug. 25.—(Havas)—The
Rumanian cabinet has refused to
accept the Peace Conference's de
cision regarding division of Banat
and Tamesvar between Rumania"
and Serbia, says the Echo de Paris.
Serbia is reported to be considering
the general mobilization of hei
army, it is added.
Historical Pageant Will Be One of Most Spectacular Events
of Its Kind in Recent Years
That the historical pageant which
will be a feature of Kipona on La
bor Day will be one of the most
spectacular affairs of its kind in the
east, was made certain to-day when
the executive committee announced
that scenes for this big event will
be painted by M. A. Bloom, the fa
mous New York artist.
Mr. Bloom is the artist who
painted all the scenes for the big
Hudson-Fulton celebration in New
York last year, which was one of
the most spectacular pageants ever
staged by the metropolis. He also
By Associated Press.
Sioux City, la., Aug. 25. —A
highwayman held up a crowd of
more than twenty persons in the
center of the city yesterday and
compelled them to turn over
i their money. He escaped in an
automobile with $13,. The ban
dit lined the victims up on a side
walk and, with a revolver in his
hand, directed a young man to
hold a hat while he passed along, ■
searching all.
I Opening Day to See Many
Changes in City's
With the opening of public
schools in the city Tuesday, Sep
tember 2, the reorganization of the
school system will become operative.
In the past pupils went to pri
mary and grammar schools for eight
years and to high school for the last
four years of the public school ]
course. Beginning this year there
will be six lower grades, three inter- 1
mediate grades and the last three
years will be devoted to high school
D. F. E. Downes, city school super -
tendent, has issued a statement to
the parents and the pupils explain
ing when the boys and girls are to
report at the various buildings, and ]
the arrangements which have been ■
made for the districts from which i
pupils may enter the new intermedi
ate or Junior high schools.
The Assignments
All pupils in the Allison Hill dis
trict In the seventh, eighth and ninth,
grades will enter the Edison school.]
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painted the scenes for the fall of
Pompeii, the big pageant staged in
New York several years ago. His
services were secured for the local
celebration by Anton Benson; chair
man of the scenic construction com
Work on the various scenes thai
will depict Harrisburg's l growtl
from the time John Harris' trading
post was established is well under
way. Under Chairman Benson's di
rection, assisted by Harry.C. Par
sons, of the Orpheum force, the brff
canvasses are nearing comple*i^s
Heavy Rainstorms Wipe Out
"Hot Trails;" Missing Air
men Are Found
J?!/ .4ssocta(cd Press.
MARI'A, Tex., Aug. 25.
Major James P. Yancey, com
mander of the Ameriean puni
tive expedition, told the Asso
ciated Press over the Army
field telephone at Ruidosa to
day that he considered the re
port authentic that Jesus Ren
teria, bandit leader, had leen
shot and killed from an Amer
ican airplane last Tuesday.
Mnrfn. Tex„ Aug. 25.—The American
cavalry troops who last Tuesday be
gan a campaign to overtake the Mex
ican bandits who captured and held
for ransom Lieutenants Harold G.
Feterson and Paul H. Davis, are again
back on American soil. The first of the
troops to cross the border on the re
turn to the United States, were the
pack and supply trains, which reach
ed Ruidosa shortly after 8.30 o'clock
last night. The remainder of the ex
pedition followed.
The decision to withdraw the troops
resulted from failure to pick up "hot
trails' yesterday because of ruin
storms in the mountains. The order
j withdrawing the troops was announ
ced yesterday afternoon by Colonel
George T. Langhorne.
Leader Reported Shot
Jesus Renteria, the bandit leader,
was shot and killed by Lieutenant R!
I H. Cooper when bandits fired on Coop
ier's machine, according to a statement
'by Lieut Peterson on his arrival here
j Lieut. Harold G. Peterson and Lieut
Faul H. Davis, the American aviators
| whose capture by bandits was the im
mediate cause for sending American
troops across the line, arrived at
| Royce flying field yesterday. They
] crossed to Mexico with the punitive
'expedition Tuesday.
Lteuts. George K. Rice and U. L
Boquet, American Army aviators
who were reported missing below
the Rio Grande yesterday after they
had left Royce field for Mexico to
reconnoiter for the punitive expedi
tion, were located last night at Ter
linqua, Texas. They had become lost
In the rain storm and made a forced
landing. Neither was Injured.
A report brought to the border by
Lieut. Peterson that Jesus Renteria,
leader of the bandits was killed by
an American airman, could not be
Contact with Carranza soldiers also
on the trail of the bandits and a heavy
rain which wiped out the fresh trails
resulted in decision to abandon the
chase. The Mexican Federals weYe en
countered Saturday night by a scout
putrol and after a conference army
officers decided to abandon the pur
The six days below the bonder re
sulted in the killing of four bandits
by troops and death of one by ma
chine gun ballets from an airplane.
Nine bandits, said to be part of the
Renteriu band, were captured at Coy
ame. in a dance hall, by Carranza sol-
Senate Committee Holds Pro
posed Pact With French
Is Constitutional
Should Allow France to Re
cover Old-Time Strength
to Act as World Shield
Washington, Aug. 25. While
Germany has been Vanquished for
the present, "nothing but force is
likely to restrain her from seeking
world domination at the earliest op
portunity" in the opinion of the Sen
ate Judiciary Subcommittee ap
pointed ta report on the validity of
the proposed Treaty by which the
United States would go to the aid of
France in the event of an unpro
voked attack by Germany.
In holding that ratification of the
special defensive Treaty is within the
constitutional powers of the Treaty
muking bodies of the American
Government, the subcommittee, in
its report submitted to-day to the
full committee said it was for the
interest of the United States that
France sh#uld be allowed to recup
erate and recruit her old-time vigor.
"She will then," said the report,
"be a great shield and protection
to us against the German menace in
the future."
The report was written by Senator
Walsh, Democrat, of Montana, in
collaboration with Senators Nelson
and Kellogg, both of Minnesota, and
Fall, of New Mexico, Republicans,
and Senator Overman, of North
Carolina, Democrat, constituting the
"It will be seen," the report said,
"that the covenant only aims at pro
tection against Germany and that it
is of a temporary character to be
merged in and substituted by the
authority of the League of Nations
when that is established and put
into operation.
"As the armistice covers the
ground between the end of the war
and the ratification of the Treaty of
Peace, so the Treaty in question aims
to cover the ground from the time
of the adoption of the Treaty until
the League of Nations, provided for
in the Treaty, can take its place. In
other words the Treaty in question
is of a temporary character to be
merged in the final Treaty of Peace.
"Such a Treaty is clearly war
ranted by international law and
usage and is therefore within the
scope of the Treaty making power
of the United States.
Machine Turning Turtle
Delays Start of Big
Air Race to New York
Toronto, August 25.—The first air
piiine to start in the International
airplane race from Toronto to New
York and return, left at 12.25 p. m.
On the "take off" an Oriole machine
piloted by Roland Rolfe turned tur
tle'and the other machines wete called
back. No one was hurt, but the start
of the other competitors was de
Rolfe finally got away at 12.56 p. m.
] He was followed by Sergeant Cooms
in a De Haviland, four minutes later.
The other 16 entrants got away a
few minutes apart.
The contestants include Army and
civilian aviators, the latter compet
ing for a prize of SIO,OOO offered
by the Hotel Commodore, of New
York. The Army participants have
entered to test various types of Army
Two of the local contestants have
established world's altitude records.
Major Schoeder, who will fly a
Vouglit machine held this record at
29,000 feet until recently when Ro
land Wolf, who has entered an
Oriole plane set a new mark at 30,-
600 feet.
Colonel W. C. Barker, a Canadian
ace, who will fly a Fokker machine,
is to carry a message from the Prince
of Wales to President Wilson. Let
ters carried by other contestants will
bear special stamps issued by the
Aero Club of Canada, which with
the American Flying Club, is pro
njoting the contest.
Sergeant Coombs Is
First to Reach Buffalo;
Runs Into 125-Mile Gale

Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 25.—Sergeant
Coombs was the first to arrive at
Curtis field on the Niagara boulevard
here. He landed at 1.25 p. m.
One minute later Roland Rolfe
landed and was followed at 1.31 p. m.
by Major Schroeder and 1.32 by Cap
tain H. W. Cook.
Rolfe reported running Into two
storms over Lake Erie and encount
ering a 125 mile gale. It was rain
ing hard when the aviators landed
Heavy Showers Hold
Start of Forty Fliers
in Great Air Race
Mincola, N. Y., Aug. 25. Heavy]
showers this morning prevented the;
scheduled start at 9 o'clock of the
international air race from New
York to Toronto and return, but
officials of the American Flying Club
expected to send the first plane
away at 11 o'clock if the weather
clears. Reports from the other
points along the route indicate good
More than forty machines were'
on the ground at Roosevelt field
ready to start. Officials expected to
send them away in three groups,
the first plane being due to arrive
at Albany, the first stop, one hour,
and ten minutes after the start.
Weather conditions here were still :
unfavorab'e at 11 o'clock and the!
start was postponed another hour. ]
At noon the pace was again post
poned until 1 o'clock.
By .Associated Press.
Boston, Aug. 25. —Organization
of an unpaid volunteer police
force for duty in the event ot a
strike by the po'icemen of the
city was begun to-dav by iormer
Superintendent William H.
Pierce. As the nucleus for the
emergency body, it was an
nounced that several former cap
tains and lieutenants and 100
pensioners of the force were
Labor leaders to-day sent no
tices to 500 lo.cal unions, calling
for special meetings to ballot on
the question of their position "in
the event that the Boston police_
men are compelled to strike to
protect their rights to organize."
A score of local unions already
have voted to stand by the police
men. The course of action to be
pursued by the Policemen's Un
ion is expected to develop after .
the trial to-morrow of officers of
the union on charges of disobey
ing department rules by joining
the union.
ON $490,000 IN
New Bridge, Paving, Bathing
Beaches and Sewers Will
Cost Large Sum
Ordinances authorizing a vote in
November on four loans totaling
$490,000, were passed finally by
Council to-day. The Commissioners
held the weekly meeting one day
earlier than usual so that they
could be present to-morrow at the
opening of the convention of tlio
League of Third Class Cities in
One of the loans, for $300,000,
was approved in 1915, the money
being intended to pay for a bridge
in Walnut street crossing the Penn
sylvania railroad lines. This money
was never borrowed, and with the
State planning to erect a soldiers'
and sailors' memorial bridge, in
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Refusal of Steelton Plant to
Meet Demand Is Followed
by Strike
Workmen Claim Outside Jobs
Arc Plentiful at Higher
As a result of a refusal on the
part of the officials of the Steelton
plant of the Bethlehem Steel Com
pany to grant the bricklayers an in
crease of 20 cents an hour, about
sixty-five of them this morning se
cured their tools and drew their
Two weeks ago the bricklayers
demanded an increase from sixty to
eighty cents per hour. The officials
replied that while it was impossible
for them to comply with the demand
at this time they were willing to al
low them to work ten hours with
time and half-time for all work over
eight hours.
The men rejected the offer and this
morning secured their tools unci left.
A few of the men are said to have
returned to work this morning, the
strikers claiming only one returned.
To-day was their regular scheduled
When asked what they intended
doing the reply was that bricklayers
outside were drawing eighty-live
cents per hour, and as there was a
demand for them they would have
no difficulty in securing other po
sitions. At any rate, they said, they
would - not wait for the officials to
come to a decision, so they weie
"just quitting."
By Associated Press.
Vladivostok, Wednesday, Aug. 13.
—Siberian forces retreating on the
East Russian front have planned to
make a stand on the Ishim river,
which crosses the trans-Siberian
Railroad about 175 miles west of
Omsk. Previous reports have stated
that the Siberian retreat would'
stop on the line of Tobolsk, about!
ninety miles farther west.

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